180000 famous quotes part 130 – 129001 to 130000

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180000 famous quotes part 130 – 129001 to 130000

129001. But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. – Sylvia Plath

129002. I talk to God but the sky is empty. – Sylvia Plath

129003. Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. – Sylvia Plath

129004. I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. – Sylvia Plath

129005. Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call. – Sylvia Plath

129006. I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. – Sylvia Plath

129007. The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it. – Sylvia Plath

129008. I am too pure for you or anyone. – Sylvia Plath

129009. How frail the human heart must be – a mirrored pool of thought. – Sylvia Plath

129010. If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. – Sylvia Plath

129011. A good education is another name for happiness. – Ann Plato

129012. A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be. – Ann Plato

129013. To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence. – Ann Plato

129014. I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that’s when you start doing things wrong. – Dana Plato

129015. People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it. – Dana Plato

129016. All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been but I still wish I had that money. – Dana Plato

129017. Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don’t have any resentment because I am a performer and I’ve always felt that, but it did take its toll socially. – Dana Plato

129018. I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think. – Dana Plato

129019. I’d hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I’d be okay being with a woman. – Dana Plato

129020. I’m okay in my skin, you know… I’m okay with who I am. – Dana Plato

129021. I’m open-minded. I don’t consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I’ve had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man. – Dana Plato

129022. I’ve got to be honest, there’s no pleasure when you’re working. – Dana Plato

129023. I’ve learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right. – Dana Plato

129024. With women and women, I think there’s an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured. – Dana Plato

129025. In my opinion it’s not about gay or straight or bi, we’re attracted to spirits, whatever body they’re in. There are other reasons too, but that’s how I see it. – Dana Plato

129026. I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn’t want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else. – Dana Plato

129027. If it feels right and I’m not going against any energy in myself or the situation, there would be no limit. – Dana Plato

129028. I’m learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that’s how it is. I’m really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don’t need to drink. – Dana Plato

129029. We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato

129030. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. – Plato

129031. To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed. – Plato

129032. To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less. – Plato

129033. To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. – Plato

129034. Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others. – Plato

129035. Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man. – Plato

129036. This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. – Plato

129037. The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction. – Plato

129038. To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils. – Plato

129039. Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good. – Plato

129040. Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy. – Plato

129041. The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato

129042. The good is the beautiful. – Plato

129043. The gods’ service is tolerable, man’s intolerable. – Plato

129044. Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. – Plato

129045. The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine. – Plato

129046. There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. – Plato

129047. The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. – Plato

129048. Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do. – Plato

129049. The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. – Plato

129050. The wisest have the most authority. – Plato

129051. The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless. – Plato

129052. The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles. – Plato

129053. The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not. – Plato

129054. The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. – Plato

129055. The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. – Plato

129056. The measure of a man is what he does with power. – Plato

129057. The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. – Plato

129058. The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. – Plato

129059. There is no harm in repeating a good thing. – Plato

129060. The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state. – Plato

129061. They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. – Plato

129062. Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child. – Plato

129063. Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality. – Plato

129064. There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato

129065. There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath. – Plato

129066. There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good. – Plato

129067. There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands. – Plato

129068. There’s a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself. – Plato

129069. They certainly give very strange names to diseases. – Plato

129070. The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. – Plato

129071. The beginning is the most important part of the work. – Plato

129072. States are as the men, they grow out of human characters. – Plato

129073. Science is nothing but perception. – Plato

129074. Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. – Plato

129075. Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. – Plato

129076. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. – Plato

129077. Philosophy is the highest music. – Plato

129078. Philosophy begins in wonder. – Plato

129079. People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. – Plato

129080. The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort. – Plato

129081. Death is not the worst that can happen to men. – Plato

129082. He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power. – Plato

129083. Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. – Plato

129084. How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? – Plato

129085. Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

129086. He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. – Plato

129087. I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. – Plato

129088. He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it. – Plato

129089. I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. – Plato

129090. I shall assume that your silence gives consent. – Plato

129091. I would fain grow old learning many things. – Plato

129092. If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. – Plato

129093. If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals. – Plato

129094. Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune. – Plato

129095. I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict. – Plato

129096. For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. – Plato

129097. Democracy passes into despotism. – Plato

129098. Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. – Plato

129099. Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. – Plato

129100. Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal. – Plato

129101. Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

129102. He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. – Plato

129103. Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery. – Plato

129104. It is a common saying, and in everybody’s mouth, that life is but a sojourn. – Plato

129105. For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. – Plato

129106. For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. – Plato

129107. Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato

129108. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. – Plato

129109. Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly. – Plato

129110. He was a wise man who invented beer. – Plato

129111. Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments. – Plato

129112. No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return. – Plato

129113. Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. – Plato

129114. Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? – Plato

129115. Necessity… the mother of invention. – Plato

129116. No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. – Plato

129117. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. – Plato

129118. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. – Plato

129119. No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. – Plato

129120. Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways. – Plato

129121. No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory. – Plato

129122. Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety. – Plato

129123. Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half. – Plato

129124. Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. – Plato

129125. One man cannot practice many arts with success. – Plato

129126. One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato

129127. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. – Plato

129128. Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. – Plato

129129. Knowledge is true opinion. – Plato

129130. It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other. – Plato

129131. It is right to give every man his due. – Plato

129132. Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens. – Plato

129133. Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns. – Plato

129134. Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. – Plato

129135. Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. – Plato

129136. Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice. – Plato

129137. Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato

129138. Life must be lived as play. – Plato

129139. Love is a serious mental disease. – Plato

129140. Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. – Plato

129141. Man – a being in search of meaning. – Plato

129142. Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails. – Plato

129143. Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. – Plato

129144. When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself. – Plato

129145. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato

129146. We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection. – Plato

129147. We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue. – Plato

129148. We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise. – Plato

129149. Wealth is well known to be a great comforter. – Plato

129150. Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment. – Plato

129151. Only the dead have seen the end of war. – Plato

129152. When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. – Plato

129153. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. – Plato

129154. When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. – Plato

129155. When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. – Plato

129156. Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. – Plato

129157. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

129158. Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. – Plato

129159. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato

129160. Your silence gives consent. – Plato

129161. When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure. – Plato

129162. And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul. – Plato

129163. Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato

129164. Courage is a kind of salvation. – Plato

129165. Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. – Plato

129166. Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. – Plato

129167. At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

129168. Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. – Plato

129169. As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser. – Plato

129170. Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. – Plato

129171. Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. – Plato

129172. Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom. – Plato

129173. All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. – Plato

129174. All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue. – Plato

129175. All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. – Plato

129176. A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. – Plato

129177. A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. – Plato

129178. A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

129179. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Plato

129180. Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. – Plato

129181. We can’t feel anything – all that’s left inside us is dust. – Andrei Platonov

129182. We hate our squalor. – Andrei Platonov

129183. What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking – who will be left to act? – Andrei Platonov

129184. When you’ve nothing to live for, you get to thinking inside your head. – Andrei Platonov

129185. Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive. – Andrei Platonov

129186. From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world. – Andrei Platonov

129187. Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning. – Andrei Platonov

129188. A man who’s never seen war is like a woman who’s never given birth – soft in the head. – Andrei Platonov

129189. At the time of the Revolution, dogs howled day and night all over Russia. – Andrei Platonov

129190. If they don’t think, people act senselessly. – Andrei Platonov

129191. Does the world have nothing inside but sorrow? – Andrei Platonov

129192. My body gets weak without truth. – Andrei Platonov

129193. If kids can forget their own mothers but still have a sense of comrade Lenin, then Soviet power really is here to stay! – Andrei Platonov

129194. I want my word to be up to the scale of the feat of arms performed by the Russian soldier. – Andrei Platonov

129195. I lived and languished. – Andrei Platonov

129196. I have a trend of my own. – Andrei Platonov

129197. The working class is my home country, and my future is linked with the proletariat. – Andrei Platonov

129198. If the 20th century taught us anything, it is to be cautious about the work impossible. – Charles Platt

129199. You know, grieve your wife, this is an impulsive thing and you have no idea the kind of trouble you’re getting yourself into it. And of course he doesn’t listen to me and he adopts this child. – Oliver Platt

129200. You know that was much more of a kind of cameo, I love the movie, I love the story, I love Johnny as a fun little role but it was more of a cameo, not anywhere near as developed as this role. – Oliver Platt

129201. You know I feel very fortunate that my life has turned out the way that it has – whatever that means – I mean… you know, to say that I would be glad would mean that I planned it. – Oliver Platt

129202. I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it’s like this – the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man. – Oliver Platt

129203. Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. – Plautus

129204. There’s no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it’s only a question of comparative badness, brother. – Plautus

129205. Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. – Plautus

129206. ‘He means well’ is useless unless he does well. – Plautus

129207. For nobody is curious, who isn’t malevolent. – Plautus

129208. Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus

129209. The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money. – Plautus

129210. A mouse does not rely on just one hole. – Plautus

129211. It is well for one to know more than he says. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129212. Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129213. Conquered, we conquer. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129214. Courage easily finds its own eloquence. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129215. Courage in danger is half the battle. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129216. If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129217. Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129218. Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129219. Let deeds match words. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129220. Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129221. He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129222. He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129223. How great in number are the little minded men. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129224. I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129225. Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129226. A word to the wise is enough. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129227. Keep what you have; the known evil is best. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129228. A contented mind is the best source for trouble. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129229. No blessing lasts forever. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129230. A mouse never entrusts his life to only one hole. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129231. It well becomes a young man to be modest. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129232. Laws are subordinate to custom. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129233. Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129234. I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129235. The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129236. Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129237. Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129238. Where there are friends there is wealth. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129239. You must spend money to make money. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129240. Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129241. The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129242. The evil that we know is best. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129243. Your wealth is where your friends are. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129244. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129245. Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129246. This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129247. Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129248. No man is wise enough by himself. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129249. No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129250. Persevere in virtue and diligence. – Titus Maccius Plautus

129251. The harder you work, the luckier you get. – Gary Player

129252. We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts. – Gary Player

129253. If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta National. I just don’t want an early tee time. – Gary Player

129254. Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play. – Gary Player

129255. As we all know… golf is a puzzle without an answer. – Gary Player

129256. I’ve traveled more than any human being who’s ever lived. – Gary Player

129257. You must work very hard to become a natural golfer. – Gary Player

129258. The process of building a part doesn’t really stop. – Donald Pleasence

129259. It’s gotten to the point where it’s big news when I don’t do a horror film. – Donald Pleasence

129260. John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you’d expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off. – Donald Pleasence

129261. John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept. – Donald Pleasence

129262. Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he’s got that guilt to live with. – Donald Pleasence

129263. The first Halloween was very well made. The second one was also well made, though I didn’t like it as well as the first one. The third one had nothing to do with the series at all and perhaps shouldn’t have been made at all. – Donald Pleasence

129264. The play is on top of me all the time, and I am constantly thinking about it. Even when I leave the theatre, I’ll mumble the lines to myself or think about the way the character walks or holds himself. – Donald Pleasence

129265. What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear? – Donald Pleasence

129266. The process of creation goes on all the time. When I get through, I feel I know what the character will do in every situation. But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate. It grows out of the text. – Donald Pleasence

129267. I’m the sort of actor who likes to talk about what we’re going to do. – Donald Pleasence

129268. All the real work is done in the rehearsal period. – Donald Pleasence

129269. The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work. – Donald Pleasence

129270. I believe you can frighten people without showing their heads caved-in. – Donald Pleasence

129271. I’m hardly physically right for the hero parts, now am I? – Donald Pleasence

129272. At this point in my career, it doesn’t bother me much that I’m probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working. – Donald Pleasence

129273. At the end of the first Halloween, when I shot 6 bullets into Michael Myers, John Carpenter said, Let’s get a shot of you looking out of the window and seeing no one lying there. – Donald Pleasence

129274. I am not one of those actors who believes he has to live the part he is playing. I can turn it on and off. – Donald Pleasence

129275. I do not use any set methods, not even The Method. The character after all is in the lines. – Donald Pleasence

129276. I do think the story in Halloween 5 is a bit stupid, and there’s a lot more blood. They’re obviously going to take the Halloween series in a different direction. – Donald Pleasence

129277. I don’t really know how many films I’ve done, and I don’t look at this as a race that I necessarily want to win. Nor is it a race that I want to stop running. – Donald Pleasence

129278. I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career. – Donald Pleasence

129279. I think people have a tendency to read into more than there is. – Donald Pleasence

129280. I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film’s future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become. – Donald Pleasence

129281. Continental directors, as opposed to British and American, tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach. – Donald Pleasence

129282. A game is not won until it is lost. – David Pleat

129283. We are now in the middle of the centre of the first half. – David Pleat

129284. My favorite monologue in the book is Kate Harrington’s story of her relationship with Truman. – George Plimpton

129285. The New York Times published the guest list on the front page. The masks were a brilliant concept. – George Plimpton

129286. He was interviewed in the early ’60s by a young novelist, Pati Hill. – George Plimpton

129287. I remember being awed by it – the uniqueness and nicety of style – and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more or less of the same generation. – George Plimpton

129288. It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury. – George Plimpton

129289. I wouldn’t say Malkovich is totally insane, but he’s not living in the real world. He’s living in his world, which is a fine world to live in apparently. – Martha Plimpton

129290. I’d just like to see a role for women where someone who isn’t traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. ‘Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?’ – Martha Plimpton

129291. I’m so sick of hearing how there’s no strong roles for women. I don’t care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there’s some depth there. – Martha Plimpton

129292. When you’re working with good people it brings good things out in you. – Martha Plimpton

129293. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer

129294. It is the function of creative man to perceive and to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer

129295. God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things, though they are ignorant that he is so. – Plotinus

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129296. Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts. – Plotinus

129297. My point is cutting spending shouldn’t be reliant on the debt limit though. It’s something we have to do. The good news for America is, leaders in both parties, the president, believe that we have to have significant deficit reduction. So the intent is there. And I think what America is going to demand is that our leaders come together. – David Plouffe

129298. But the debt limit obviously is something that needs to and will be passed. That is not inconsistent with a process and a belief that we have to get significant deficit reduction. – David Plouffe

129299. Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent. – Joan Plowright

129300. Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license. – Christopher Plummer

129301. Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early ’50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too. – Christopher Plummer

129302. They realized I was alive again, even though I was playing an old, dying sop. – Christopher Plummer

129303. Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. – Christopher Plummer

129304. The part of Mike Wallace drew me to the movie because I thought, what an outrageous part to play. – Christopher Plummer

129305. The first time my father saw me in the flesh was on the stage, which is a bit weird. We went out to dinner, and he was charming and sweet, but I did all the talking. – Christopher Plummer

129306. In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write. – Christopher Plummer

129307. I’m too old-fashioned to use a computer. I’m too old-fashioned to use a quill. – Christopher Plummer

129308. I would rather not know about how one gets parts in movies these days. – Christopher Plummer

129309. I couldn’t believe when I first got a fan letter from Al Pacino, it was unreal. – Christopher Plummer

129310. I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I’m one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one. – Christopher Plummer

129311. It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R’s. – Christopher Plummer

129312. No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune. – Plutarch

129313. Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. – Plutarch

129314. Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. – Plutarch

129315. Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. – Plutarch

129316. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

129317. Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. – Plutarch

129318. The wildest colts make the best horses. – Plutarch

129319. Neither blame or praise yourself. – Plutarch

129320. Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them. – Plutarch

129321. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. – Plutarch

129322. The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. – Plutarch

129323. The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. – Plutarch

129324. Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. – Plutarch

129325. To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. – Plutarch

129326. To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. – Plutarch

129327. To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. – Plutarch

129328. We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away. – Plutarch

129329. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch

129330. When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door. – Plutarch

129331. The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. – Plutarch

129332. Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. – Plutarch

129333. Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. – Plutarch

129334. Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men’s private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. – Plutarch

129335. A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. – Plutarch

129336. All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. – Plutarch

129337. An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. – Plutarch

129338. Character is simply habit long continued. – Plutarch

129339. Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. – Plutarch

129340. Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. – Plutarch

129341. Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. – Plutarch

129342. It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. – Plutarch

129343. Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. – Plutarch

129344. Character is long-standing habit. – Plutarch

129345. It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief – the other contempt. – Plutarch

129346. For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. – Plutarch

129347. It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. – Plutarch

129348. In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker. – Plutarch

129349. If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes. – Plutarch

129350. I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions. – Plutarch

129351. I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch

129352. Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow. – Li Po

129353. If you ask the people who are professional political analysts, they would say that the way redistricting has worked, that the Republicans have something of a lock on the House until a redistricting occurs after 2010, particularly as a result of what DeLay did in Texas. – John Podesta

129354. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to have an explicit proposal that they put forward that all Democrats sign up to, but I think they need to throw some ideas out that, at least directionally, point the way forward. – John Podesta

129355. There are people who kind of gravitate towards running politics based on new ideas and issues, and that was what the secret was for Clinton. – John Podesta

129356. So I think it’s important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they’re hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric. – John Podesta

129357. So I think in those circumstances, there’s some potential that you could see a big pendulum swing like 1994, which people you thought weren’t vulnerable all of the sudden get in trouble. – John Podesta

129358. Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes. – John Podesta

129359. In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left. – John Podesta

129360. If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it’s practiced today, there’s no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare. – John Podesta

129361. I think that what we’ve been able to do is put together both a good group of scholars and analysts and people who aggressively want to make the case to the American public. – John Podesta

129362. I think that people have to have to have a sense of what ideas are one the progressive side, the Democratic side in order ultimately to be effective in the political world. – John Podesta

129363. I think if you look at yesterday’s New York Times poll, particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress, people put a little more faith, or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress. – John Podesta

129364. First and foremost, when I think of him – I’m prejudiced; I worked for the guy for six and a half years – when I think of him, I think of him first and foremost as an idea politician. – John Podesta

129365. I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits. – John Podesta

129366. Ultimately I think what people care about, particularly on an issue like Social Security, is not really what’s right and what’s left but what’s right and what’s wrong. – John Podesta

129367. If that’s your definition of the Clinton faction, then I think that that seems to be in ascendancy. That might include a guy like John Edwards, who’s just starting this new center in Chapel Hill to deal with issues of poverty and work. – John Podesta

129368. I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington. – John Podhoretz

129369. The presidency is not an entry-level electoral job. – John Podhoretz

129370. The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden. – John Podhoretz

129371. She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary’s weaknesses, tough is a pretty good word to describe her. – John Podhoretz

129372. Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment (with the exception of porn). – John Podhoretz

129373. Here’s a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing. – John Podhoretz

129374. For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion. – John Podhoretz

129375. Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost. – John Podhoretz

129376. Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there’s no such thing as a comedian who doesn’t do impressions. – John Podhoretz

129377. Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn’t understand that the internet was the direction computing was going. – John Podhoretz

129378. Robots have a rich and storied history in movies. – John Podhoretz

129379. That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward. – Edgar Allan Poe

129380. The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. – Edgar Allan Poe

129381. The generous Critic fann’d the Poet’s fire, And taught the world with reason to admire. – Edgar Allan Poe

129382. The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world. – Edgar Allan Poe

129383. The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? – Edgar Allan Poe

129384. Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. – Edgar Allan Poe

129385. Stupidity is a talent for misconception. – Edgar Allan Poe

129386. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. – Edgar Allan Poe

129387. The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. – Edgar Allan Poe

129388. That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. – Edgar Allan Poe

129389. The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee. – Edgar Allan Poe

129390. The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. – Edgar Allan Poe

129391. There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few. – Edgar Allan Poe

129392. There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm. – Edgar Allan Poe

129393. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. – Edgar Allan Poe

129394. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

129395. We loved with a love that was more than love. – Edgar Allan Poe

129396. With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. – Edgar Allan Poe

129397. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. – Edgar Allan Poe

129398. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe

129399. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’ – Edgar Allan Poe

129400. I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe

129401. All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. – Edgar Allan Poe

129402. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

129403. Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. – Edgar Allan Poe

129404. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. – Edgar Allan Poe

129405. Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. – Edgar Allan Poe

129406. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. – Edgar Allan Poe

129407. I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. – Edgar Allan Poe

129408. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. – Edgar Allan Poe

129409. I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. – Edgar Allan Poe

129410. To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. – Edgar Allan Poe

129411. I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror. – Edgar Allan Poe

129412. A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime. – Edgar Allan Poe

129413. I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. – Edgar Allan Poe

129414. If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. – Edgar Allan Poe

129415. In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me. – Edgar Allan Poe

129416. In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed. – Edgar Allan Poe

129417. It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

129418. It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial. – Edgar Allan Poe

129419. It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. – Edgar Allan Poe

129420. Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so. – Edgar Allan Poe

129421. Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. – Edgar Allan Poe

129422. I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. – Edgar Allan Poe

129423. Music is one of the easy things to eliminate because of budget cuts, but it’s important to give kids the avenue to express themselves. – Ted Poe

129424. I also think if you’re an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you’re just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that’s not in the commercial they think you’re a genius. – Amy Poehler

129425. I’ve always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler. – Amy Poehler

129426. I’ve said this before, that, when you’re in school and you’re the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves. – Amy Poehler

129427. If you do a scene and you really like a character in it or a premise in it to write it down and to work on it so that you can have five or six characters that you can pull out in an audition. – Amy Poehler

129428. Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It’s just like stand-up. It’s best when it’s just left alone. It doesn’t translate always on TV. It’s best live. – Amy Poehler

129429. In a recent Valentine’s Day posting on her fan website, Britney Spears says that – oh, who cares? – Amy Poehler

129430. It’s not communism, it’s shouldn’t be that everybody gets a try no matter how good or bad they are. It’s our profession and our art, so we should eventually strive to be working with the best people. – Amy Poehler

129431. So, if you’re doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It’s really the roles you give yourself. – Amy Poehler

129432. Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do monologues inspired by people they know and I always find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody and then you’re actually doing a character and not doing some random old lady or something. – Amy Poehler

129433. America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

129434. Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed to be consistently inept because they are thought to be so competent at everything else. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

129435. Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

129436. If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force? – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

129437. Be afraid. Be very afraid. – Charles Edward Pogue

129438. My first thought was always a cigarette. It still is, but I haven’t cheated. – Frederik Pohl

129439. The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. – Frederik Pohl

129440. The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten. – Frederik Pohl

129441. The big new development in my life is, when I turned 80, I decided I no longer have to do four pages a day. For me, it’s like retiring. – Frederik Pohl

129442. That’s the method: restructure the world we live in in some way, then see what happens. – Frederik Pohl

129443. People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research. – Frederik Pohl

129444. Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that, because his grades weren’t all that great). – Frederik Pohl

129445. You look at the world around you, and you take it apart into all its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens. – Frederik Pohl

129446. My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature – science fiction is written according to the science fiction method. – Frederik Pohl

129447. A large fraction of the most interesting scientists have read a lot of SF at one time or another, either early enough that it may have played a part in their becoming scientists or at some later date just because they liked the ideas. – Frederik Pohl

129448. It’s clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations. – Frederik Pohl

129449. Stories where the author has known very little, but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet, and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on, really suck. – Frederik Pohl

129450. A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction. – Frederik Pohl

129451. I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer’s block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter – now, computer – lit up a cigarette. – Frederik Pohl

129452. I don’t think the scientific method and the science fictional method are really analogous. The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much, at least not consciously. But the fact that they are methodical does relate them. – Frederik Pohl

129453. I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people’s recollections, which change with time. – Frederik Pohl

129454. I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport. – Frederik Pohl

129455. I’m pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction. – Frederik Pohl

129456. If you don’t care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn’t try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want. – Frederik Pohl

129457. In terms of stories I would buy for a science fiction magazine, if they take place in the future, that might do it. – Frederik Pohl

129458. Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything. – Henri Poincare

129459. Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover. – Henri Poincare

129460. Mathematicians are born, not made. – Henri Poincare

129461. Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects. – Henri Poincare

129462. Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. – Henri Poincare

129463. Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible? – Henri Poincare

129464. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does. – Henri Poincare

129465. One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics. – Henri Poincare

129466. Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation. – Henri Poincare

129467. Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. – Henri Poincare

129468. Science is facts. – Henri Poincare

129469. The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law. – Henri Poincare

129470. Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts. – Henri Poincare

129471. The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. – Henri Poincare

129472. It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient. – Henri Poincare

129473. Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. – Henri Poincare

129474. To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. – Henri Poincare

129475. To invent is to discern, to choose. – Henri Poincare

129476. What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration? – Henri Poincare

129477. The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so. – Henri Poincare

129478. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. – Henri Poincare

129479. A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations. – Henri Poincare

129480. A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature. – Henri Poincare

129481. A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter. – Henri Poincare

129482. A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance. – Henri Poincare

129483. It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details. – Henri Poincare

129484. Facts do not speak. – Henri Poincare

129485. It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. – Henri Poincare

129486. How is an error possible in mathematics? – Henri Poincare

129487. Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority. – Henri Poincare

129488. Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to refer the earth to know whether it really moves, has no objective existence. – Henri Poincare

129489. It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all. – Henri Poincare

129490. Hypotheses are what we lack the least. – Henri Poincare

129491. In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind. – Henri Poincare

129492. If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment. – Henri Poincare

129493. If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws. – Henri Poincare

129494. If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing. – Henri Poincare

129495. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. – Henri Poincare

129496. Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination. – Henri Poincare

129497. We wanted to be as expansive as possible to make sure we didn’t preclude some good ideas. – John Poindexter

129498. Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of activity and no oversight would be going too far. This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people. – John Poindexter

129499. TIA was being used by real users, working on real data – foreign data. Data where privacy is not an issue. – John Poindexter

129500. You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don’t get failures, you’re not pushing hard enough on the objectives. – John Poindexter

129501. One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community – especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff. – John Poindexter

129502. Nobody – myself included – believes that we could ever achieve total information awareness. But the government needs to set goals and long-range objectives. Total information awareness is a good goal. – John Poindexter

129503. I think it is very difficult today to have a reasoned public discourse on any controversial subject. Certainly, election years present a complicating factor. – John Poindexter

129504. I think if I had to do it over again, I’d do it the same way. I would just put more resources into getting the public diplomacy part much stronger than we were able to. – John Poindexter

129505. I really believe that we don’t have to make a trade-off between security and privacy. I think technology gives us the ability to have both. – John Poindexter

129506. I knew from the beginning that privacy was going to be a huge issue, especially with regard to applying Total Information Awareness in counterterrorism. Because if the technology development was successful, a logical place to apply it was inside the United States. – John Poindexter

129507. The problem we were struggling with within the closed market was what the incentive would be. You probably wouldn’t use dollars. But those are all questions that need to be explored. – John Poindexter

129508. It would be ideal if we could have an uncontrolled flow of information. But we realized you can’t do that. – John Poindexter

129509. Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. – Simeon Poisson

129510. To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved. – Sidney Poitier

129511. Jackie Robinson is a true legend. – Sidney Poitier

129512. Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson’s. – Sidney Poitier

129513. My autobiography was simply the story of my life. – Sidney Poitier

129514. My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important. – Sidney Poitier

129515. Since I couldn’t actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no. – Sidney Poitier

129516. So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one. – Sidney Poitier

129517. So I’m OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was. – Sidney Poitier

129518. So it’s been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether. – Sidney Poitier

129519. So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness. – Sidney Poitier

129520. In my case, the body of work stands for itself… I think my work has been representative of me as a man. – Sidney Poitier

129521. There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It’s everywhere. – Sidney Poitier

129522. I’ll always be chasing you… Glory. – Sidney Poitier

129523. To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed. – Sidney Poitier

129524. We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists… in the loved one, perfection. – Sidney Poitier

129525. The journey has been incredible from its beginning. – Sidney Poitier

129526. I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. – Sidney Poitier

129527. A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another. – Sidney Poitier

129528. As a man, I’ve been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents. – Sidney Poitier

129529. But I always had the ability to say no. That’s how I called my own shots. – Sidney Poitier

129530. But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity. – Sidney Poitier

129531. If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you’re not going to get very far. You simply won’t. – Sidney Poitier

129532. I come from a great family. I’ve seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be. – Sidney Poitier

129533. I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. – Sidney Poitier

129534. I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect. – Sidney Poitier

129535. I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being. – Sidney Poitier

129536. I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life. – Sidney Poitier

129537. I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life. – Sidney Poitier

129538. I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month. – Sidney Poitier

129539. I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people. – Sidney Poitier

129540. I’ve had it all my life and when it can time for me to start a family, I was quite anxious to do so. – Sidney Poitier

129541. History passes the final judgment. – Sidney Poitier

129542. If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children. – Roman Polanski

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129543. I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I’m playing. – Roman Polanski

129544. You have to show violence the way it is. If you don’t show it realistically, then that’s immoral and harmful. If you don’t upset people, then that’s obscenity. – Roman Polanski

129545. Whenever I get happy, I always have a terrible feeling. – Roman Polanski

129546. Normal love isn’t interesting. I assure you that it’s incredibly boring. – Roman Polanski

129547. My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way. – Roman Polanski

129548. I still had some honor… I still have some now. – Roman Polanski

129549. Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater. – Roman Polanski

129550. I never made a film which fully satisfied me. – Roman Polanski

129551. I don’t really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don’t, it’s like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line. – Roman Polanski

129552. I did not have a reputation to defend. – Roman Polanski

129553. I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I’m not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction. – Roman Polanski

129554. In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it’s on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent. – Roman Polanski

129555. Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol. – John Charles Polanyi

129556. The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight. – John Charles Polanyi

129557. The eye searches for shapes. It searches for a beginning, a middle, and an end. – John Charles Polanyi

129558. The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science. – John Charles Polanyi

129559. The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general. – John Charles Polanyi

129560. The scientific and scholarly community is marked by the belief that the truth is to be found in all; none can claim it as their monopoly. – John Charles Polanyi

129561. The time has come to underscore the fact that our and others’ rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them. – John Charles Polanyi

129562. Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society. – John Charles Polanyi

129563. Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves as an international NGO of exceptional authority. – John Charles Polanyi

129564. Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights. – John Charles Polanyi

129565. Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts. – John Charles Polanyi

129566. What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world. – John Charles Polanyi

129567. When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves. – John Charles Polanyi

129568. Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren’t thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement. – John Charles Polanyi

129569. Though we explore in a culturally-conditioned way, the reality we sketch is universal. – John Charles Polanyi

129570. Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge. – John Charles Polanyi

129571. A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs. – John Charles Polanyi

129572. Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science. – John Charles Polanyi

129573. Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good. – John Charles Polanyi

129574. For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom. – John Charles Polanyi

129575. Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it. – John Charles Polanyi

129576. If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real, we must also treasure other people’s experience. – John Charles Polanyi

129577. In nation after nation, democracy has taken the place of autocracy. – John Charles Polanyi

129578. In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons. – John Charles Polanyi

129579. Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression. – John Charles Polanyi

129580. It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people’s experience. – John Charles Polanyi

129581. Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge. – John Charles Polanyi

129582. Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham. We scientists should not lend ourselves to it – though we routinely do. We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality. – John Charles Polanyi

129583. Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey. – John Charles Polanyi

129584. Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things. – John Charles Polanyi

129585. Individual scientists like myself – and many more conspicuous – pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers. – John Charles Polanyi

129586. For scholarship – if it is to be scholarship – requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest. – John Charles Polanyi

129587. Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed evenly throughout the body of scientists; some distinguished members of the profession predominate over others of a more junior standing. – Michael Polanyi

129588. Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness. – Michael Polanyi

129589. So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language. – Michael Polanyi

129590. The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization. – Michael Polanyi

129591. The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith. – Michael Polanyi

129592. Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence. – Michael Polanyi

129593. We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography. – Michael Polanyi

129594. No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry. – Michael Polanyi

129595. These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science. – Michael Polanyi

129596. Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress on society at large can elicit the support of scientific inquiry by the general public. – Michael Polanyi

129597. I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell. – Michael Polanyi

129598. I hold that the propositions embodied in natural science are not derived by any definite rule from the data of experience, and that they can neither be verified nor falsified by experience according to any definite rule. – Michael Polanyi

129599. Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence. – Michael Polanyi

129600. But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money. – Michael Polanyi

129601. But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography. – Michael Polanyi

129602. Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession. – Michael Polanyi

129603. My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated. – Michael Polanyi

129604. And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry. – Michael Polanyi

129605. I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan. – Nicole Polizzi

129606. Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. – James K. Polk

129607. With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses. – James K. Polk

129608. Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family. – James K. Polk

129609. Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the representatives of the States and of the people are again brought together to deliberate for the public good. – James K. Polk

129610. There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S. – James K. Polk

129611. The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves. – James K. Polk

129612. No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. – James K. Polk

129613. Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression. – James K. Polk

129614. It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored. – James K. Polk

129615. I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign. – James K. Polk

129616. Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government. – James K. Polk

129617. One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights. – James K. Polk

129618. Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. – James K. Polk

129619. The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. – James K. Polk

129620. Well, it’s because I gladly acknowledge some ideas that are part of process theology, but which I think are not tied to all the details of process thought, and are very illuminating and helpful. – John Polkinghorne

129621. Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world. – John Polkinghorne

129622. Yes, I was a parish priest for five years. I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol and the Vicar of a village in Kent. – John Polkinghorne

129623. People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science. – John Polkinghorne

129624. Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history. – John Polkinghorne

129625. So Whitehead’s metaphysics doesn’t fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world. – John Polkinghorne

129626. The physical fabric of the world had to be such as to enable that ten billion year preliminary evolution to produce the raw materials of life. Without it there would not have been the chemical materials to allow life to evolve here on earth. – John Polkinghorne

129627. Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science’s story. – John Polkinghorne

129628. Whitehead reacted strongly against the idea of God as a cosmic tyrant, one who brings about everything. – John Polkinghorne

129629. Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics believe in the reality of a quantum world, and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons. – John Polkinghorne

129630. Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe. – John Polkinghorne

129631. Theologians have a great problem because they’re seeking to speak about God. Since God is the ground of everything that is, there’s a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill. Obviously, no theologian can know everything. – John Polkinghorne

129632. Chance doesn’t mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that’s the way that novelty, new things, come about. – John Polkinghorne

129633. Quantum theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective; somehow it’s something more subtle than that. In some sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can understand. – John Polkinghorne

129634. After all, the universe required ten billion years of evolution before life was even possible; the evolution of the stars and the evolving of new chemical elements in the nuclear furnaces of the stars were indispensable prerequisites for the generation of life. – John Polkinghorne

129635. It is the faithfulness of God that allows epistemology to model ontology. – John Polkinghorne

129636. Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and move from experience to understanding. They don’t start with certain general principles they think beforehand are likely to be true; they just hope to find out what reality is like. – John Polkinghorne

129637. Evolution, of course, is not something that simply applies to life here on earth; it applies to the whole universe. – John Polkinghorne

129638. However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained, through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God, the life of divine nature. – John Polkinghorne

129639. I also think we need to maintain distinctions – the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science. – John Polkinghorne

129640. I think it’s very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation. – John Polkinghorne

129641. I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn’t leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I’d done my bit for it after about twenty-five years. – John Polkinghorne

129642. I was very much on the mathematical side, where you probably do your best work before you’re forty-five. Having passed that significant date, I thought I would do something else. – John Polkinghorne

129643. I’m a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality – one world of our experience that we’re seeking to describe. – John Polkinghorne

129644. If the experience of science teaches anything, it’s that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that. – John Polkinghorne

129645. At present, too much theological thinking is very human-centered. – John Polkinghorne

129646. You are not an active creator of the film. – Sydney Pollack

129647. I think it’s a terrible shame that politics has become show business. – Sydney Pollack

129648. I’ve produced my own films for twenty years now – it means I have to talk to less people. – Sydney Pollack

129649. No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did. – Sydney Pollack

129650. Reading a novel of a private experience, very, very different, the nature of it is very different. – Sydney Pollack

129651. The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure. – Sydney Pollack

129652. We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that a man becomes a better man for having been a woman. – Sydney Pollack

129653. Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies. – Sydney Pollack

129654. Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they’re sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field. – Sydney Pollack

129655. Well, there’s no question that a good script is an absolutely essential, maybe the essential thing for a movie. – Sydney Pollack

129656. I personally have never made a movie in Hollywood, because I don’t want to get up in my own bed and then go to the movie set, and then come home at night to my real life. – Sydney Pollack

129657. You don’t normally do another presentation of All About Eve. You do one All About Eve, and that’s it. – Sydney Pollack

129658. For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don’t know that George Washington would be a president today, I don’t know that Abe Lincoln would, I don’t know that Roosevelt would. – Sydney Pollack

129659. When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea. – Sydney Pollack

129660. I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures as much as I like the successes, it’s only the world that doesn’t like the failures. – Sydney Pollack

129661. I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it’s pretty hard to pick favorites. – Sydney Pollack

129662. I mean, I don’t know anything else that I would try to do, but it’s a very frustrating thing to do, because you are trying to take what’s a fantasy in your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people. – Sydney Pollack

129663. I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. – Sydney Pollack

129664. I mean, certainly it’s the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It’s been film. It’s the 20th Century’s real art form. – Sydney Pollack

129665. I don’t know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers to the arts than people of a conservative mentality. – Sydney Pollack

129666. I didn’t believe that I’d ever be lucky enough to be able to make a living as an actor. – Sydney Pollack

129667. Film is a collective experience, as you know. – Sydney Pollack

129668. Every single art form is involved in film, in a way. – Sydney Pollack

129669. By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that’s led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do. – Sydney Pollack

129670. But, I’ve made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood. – Sydney Pollack

129671. Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director. – Sydney Pollack

129672. And I taught acting for years, and without knowing it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing. – Sydney Pollack

129673. You know, essentially when you do a play you’re reinterpreting a work of art that already exists. That’s not what happens with a movie. – Sydney Pollack

129674. I didn’t grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon. – Sydney Pollack

129675. With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art. – Sydney Pollack

129676. The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn’t have. It’s very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that’s going wrong in society. – Michael Pollan

129677. Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand. – Michael Pollan

129678. Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something. – Michael Pollan

129679. The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism. – Michael Pollan

129680. The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it’s not the other way around. – Michael Pollan

129681. The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies. – Michael Pollan

129682. The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. – Michael Pollan

129683. Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what’s on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don’t buy industrial meat. – Michael Pollan

129684. The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms. – Michael Pollan

129685. My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me. – Michael Pollan

129686. There’s been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with. – Michael Pollan

129687. This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness. – Michael Pollan

129688. When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest – the added sugars and fats in processed foods. – Michael Pollan

129689. Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north. – Michael Pollan

129690. Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I’m writing about. – Michael Pollan

129691. You cannot eat apples planted from seeds. They must be grafted, cloned. – Michael Pollan

129692. The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics. – Michael Pollan

129693. For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history. – Michael Pollan

129694. A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals. – Michael Pollan

129695. A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. – Michael Pollan

129696. Anyway, in my writing I’ve always been interested in finding places to stand, and I’ve found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I’m writing about. – Michael Pollan

129697. At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind. – Michael Pollan

129698. Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you. – Michael Pollan

129699. Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we’ve designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food. – Michael Pollan

129700. People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue. – Michael Pollan

129701. Fairness forces you – even when you’re writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done – to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can. – Michael Pollan

129702. My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it. – Michael Pollan

129703. High-quality food is better for your health. – Michael Pollan

129704. I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist. – Michael Pollan

129705. I mean, we’re really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification. – Michael Pollan

129706. I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not. – Michael Pollan

129707. In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn. – Michael Pollan

129708. In corn, I think I’ve found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald’s meal, virtually all the carbon in it – and what we eat is mostly carbon – comes from corn. – Michael Pollan

129709. In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals – Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine – which set the agenda. – Michael Pollan

129710. Every major food company now has an organic division. There’s more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before. – Michael Pollan

129711. It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. – William Pollard

129712. If you want people to listen, you have to have a platform to speak from, and that is excellence in what you do. – William Pollard

129713. Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. – William Pollard

129714. Too often new ideas are studied and analyzed until they are suffocated. – William Pollard

129715. Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard

129716. In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen. – William Pollard

129717. Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. – William Pollard

129718. It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision. – William Pollard

129719. Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff – that would be taking a huge risk for me. – Sarah Polley

129720. Well, because Dawn of the Dead can take place anywhere and it shows that actually the entire planet is contaminated, I would say that it shows the new face of our world – one person, one race, united against the invisible destructive force. – Sarah Polley

129721. There is no point trying to figure out who is guilty or not at un-balancing the planet. I think we need to figure out and solve the problems together and not isolate from each other. – Sarah Polley

129722. Plus, doing a zombie movie is quite liberating. It’s fun not to take myself seriously all the time. – Sarah Polley

129723. My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I’m not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it. – Sarah Polley

129724. Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received. This gave me a new point of view and a new respect for my work as an actress. – Sarah Polley

129725. It’s not that I don’t want to become famous or that I’m obsessed by my work as an actress, but it’s all about not limiting myself, such as putting myself in a little jail that I can escape from. – Sarah Polley

129726. I’m never sure what’s coming next, but I’m an open minded person and I welcome any challenge. – Sarah Polley

129727. I was concerned about that, because I’ve always been so specific about doing independent films, but I’ve never done anything that’s so genuinely and ridiculously fun. And that’s a great thing, for me to discover that that’s possible. – Sarah Polley

129728. AIDS is a global problem and there should be a global solution found by the entire international community. It is really scary to see and imagine our world fall into pieces because we refuse to share and put in the common vestiges of our civilizations. – Sarah Polley

129729. I think that we need to get along together if we want to survive in the twenty-first century. – Sarah Polley

129730. I still feel that a movie has to attempt to say something – even if it fails miserably. But I’ve sort of given up on believing that I’m going to change the world with every film I choose to act in. – Sarah Polley

129731. I enjoy doing my more intimate and less commercial pictures and also I enjoy directing. – Sarah Polley

129732. I do tend to take time off. A year and a half ago I went to film school, and before that I had taken years off at a time to be involved politically or this or that. – Sarah Polley

129733. I always look for an intense experience, an intense ride. There is nothing better than a good zombie movie where you run crazy and blow at monsters! It was a physical shoot and I enjoyed it. – Sarah Polley

129734. Being a human being is all about experiencing all of the wonders of the world and therefore as an actress, I’m open to any opportunity that may enrich my horizon. – Sarah Polley

129735. So it’s conceivable I’ll do something insane, or more insane than Dawn of the Dead. If that’s possible. – Sarah Polley

129736. I want my world to get bigger and not end up in a small corner. – Sarah Polley

129737. Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole. – Marcus V. Pollio

129738. Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty. – Marcus V. Pollio

129739. Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings. – Marcus V. Pollio

129740. Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt. – Marcus V. Pollio

129741. Marble is not alike in all countries. – Marcus V. Pollio

129742. Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance. – Marcus V. Pollio

129743. Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion. – Marcus V. Pollio

129744. Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods. – Marcus V. Pollio

129745. The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings. – Marcus V. Pollio

129746. The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city, to which the public are not necessarily led but for the purpose of sacrificing to her. – Marcus V. Pollio

129747. When it passes towards the east, the sun begins to have less effect upon it, and a thin line on the edge of its bright side emits its splendour towards the earth. – Marcus V. Pollio

129748. Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies. – Marcus V. Pollio

129749. In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects. – Marcus V. Pollio

129750. Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin. – Marcus V. Pollio

129751. The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for two armed men to pass each other with ease. – Marcus V. Pollio

129752. Care should be taken that all buildings are well lighted: in those of the country this point is easily accomplished, because the wall of a neighbour is not likely to interfere with the light. – Marcus V. Pollio

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129753. An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates. – Marcus V. Pollio

129754. Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts. – Marcus V. Pollio

129755. Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other. – Marcus V. Pollio

129756. But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation. – Marcus V. Pollio

129757. Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature. – Marcus V. Pollio

129758. Dimension regulated the general scale of the work, so that the parts may all tell and be effective. – Marcus V. Pollio

129759. Economy consists in a due and proper application of the means afforded according to the ability of the employer and the situation chosen; care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted. – Marcus V. Pollio

129760. For an object under the eye will appear very different from the same object placed above it; in an inclosed space, very different from the same in an open space. – Marcus V. Pollio

129761. From the exterior face of the wall towers must be projected, from which an approaching enemy may be annoyed by weapons, from the embrasures of those towers, right and left. – Marcus V. Pollio

129762. I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one. – Marcus V. Pollio

129763. I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible. – Marcus V. Pollio

129764. Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties. – Marcus V. Pollio

129765. And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship, all this prostitution of idealism and manhood, to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat! – Harry Pollitt

129766. No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. – Channing Pollock

129767. Two things are as big as the man who possesses them – neither bigger nor smaller. One is a minute, the other a dollar. – Channing Pollock

129768. The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. – Channing Pollock

129769. No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things. – Channing Pollock

129770. Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments. – Channing Pollock

129771. Happiness: a way station between too little and too much. – Channing Pollock

129772. A critic is a legless man who teaches running. – Channing Pollock

129773. Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. – Channing Pollock

129774. It is strange how little harm bad codes do. – Frederick Pollock

129775. The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein… scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function. – Frederick Pollock

129776. Yet when one suspects that a man knows something about life that one hasn’t heard before one is uneasy until one has found out what he has to say. – Frederick Pollock

129777. The oldest theory of contract is I think negative. – Frederick Pollock

129778. So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that, where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands. – Frederick Pollock

129779. Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though she still has something to learn in telling what she knows. – Frederick Pollock

129780. Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties. – Frederick Pollock

129781. Medieval justice was a quaint thing. – Frederick Pollock

129782. It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. – Frederick Pollock

129783. If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don’t see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law. – Frederick Pollock

129784. I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted. – Frederick Pollock

129785. Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not. – Frederick Pollock

129786. Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own. – Frederick Pollock

129787. Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit. – Frederick Pollock

129788. But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard. – Frederick Pollock

129789. The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art. – Frederick Pollock

129790. It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation. – Frederick Pollock

129791. When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen. – Jackson Pollock

129792. My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout. – Jackson Pollock

129793. On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. – Jackson Pollock

129794. Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock

129795. The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating. – Jackson Pollock

129796. The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces. – Jackson Pollock

129797. The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. – Jackson Pollock

129798. The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art. – Jackson Pollock

129799. When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. – Jackson Pollock

129800. My painting does not come from the easel. – Jackson Pollock

129801. When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I’ve no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own. – Jackson Pollock

129802. Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within. – Jackson Pollock

129803. Every good painter paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock

129804. New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. – Jackson Pollock

129805. Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn’t have as far to fall. – Jackson Pollock

129806. Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. – Jackson Pollock

129807. He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting. – Jackson Pollock

129808. I continue to get further away from the usual painter’s tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc. – Jackson Pollock

129809. I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting. – Jackson Pollock

129810. I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting. – Jackson Pollock

129811. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. – Jackson Pollock

129812. I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge. – Jackson Pollock

129813. It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. – Jackson Pollock

129814. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well. – Jackson Pollock

129815. I have not told half of what I saw. – Marco Polo

129816. Without stones there is no arch. – Marco Polo

129817. I’ll give you my answer calmly and sensibly, my final answer. My final answer is finally no. The answer is no! Absolutely and finally no! Finally and positively no! No! No! No! N – O! – Abraham Polonsky

129818. Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D’you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America? – Abraham Polonsky

129819. Money has no moral opinions. – Abraham Polonsky

129820. If you don’t get killed, it’s a lucky day for anybody. – Abraham Polonsky

129821. Do you know what it’s like to love and be alone? – Abraham Polonsky

129822. A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn’t have said. – Abraham Polonsky

129823. A holiday is when you celebrate something that’s all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there’s nothing left to celebrate but the dead. – Abraham Polonsky

129824. You must never throw away things that are worth good money. – Abraham Polonsky

129825. Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. – Polybius

129826. Rural American families who depend on firewood to heat their homes will be hit just as hard as those who use oil and natural gas. – Richard Pombo

129827. I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad. – John Pomfret

129828. Whereas with foreign coverage there’s a much broader disconnect between you and your audience. – John Pomfret

129829. When you do a job like this you have to like having cold sweat on your back. – John Pomfret

129830. When I see somebody being mistreated, my eyes tear up and I want to stop it. And I believe that the best thing I can do is to write about it, because if I insert myself into the equation it doesn’t really do much good, but if I write about it I think it could do more good. – John Pomfret

129831. The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me. – John Pomfret

129832. Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing, effectively. – John Pomfret

129833. Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered. – John Pomfret

129834. One of the problems that we have as American journalists is that we bring the American cultural baggage with us and we plop it down and it follows us around and that’s just a fact of life. – John Pomfret

129835. My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle, because bicycles could move though the crowd. – John Pomfret

129836. In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier because Americans will talk to you about anything. – John Pomfret

129837. I’ve been shot at on numerous occasions. – John Pomfret

129838. I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police. – John Pomfret

129839. Working overseas is more difficult in that it’s much more complicated to get people to open their hearts to you and to tell you information. – John Pomfret

129840. I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon’s trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China. – John Pomfret

129841. The work is a calling. It demands that type of obsession. – John Pomfret

129842. I think that’s the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire. There doesn’t seem to be much willingness to engage these problems unless they directly affect national security interests. – John Pomfret

129843. I think some of the best reporters are the ones who can really illustrate the differences between societies, at the same time trying to connect the fact that there are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences. – John Pomfret

129844. I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions. – John Pomfret

129845. I grew up in New York City in the late ’70s, at a time when U.S. – China relations were something that was on the front page of The New York Times on a regular basis. – John Pomfret

129846. Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you try to organize something too neatly it usually blows up in your face and doesn’t really happen the way you want it to. – John Pomfret

129847. For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army. – John Pomfret

129848. But on the other hand, in the midst of the chaos, you find normal people. You find people who are willing to risk their lives to tell you what they saw, even though they have no dog in the fight. – John Pomfret

129849. And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. – John Pomfret

129850. And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early. – John Pomfret

129851. A lot of times when we work overseas we tend to put the experience of someone who lives overseas, a Chinese person or a Korean person or a Bosnian person, within the prism of an American life. – John Pomfret

129852. I was posted to China in the summer of 1988, which was the greatest time ever, I think, to have been in China. – John Pomfret

129853. The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it. – John Pomfret

129854. He imitated me so well that I couldn’t stand myself any longer. – Georges Pompidou

129855. The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously. – Georges Pompidou

129856. There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians. – Georges Pompidou

129857. Scientists are human, they’re as biased as any other group. But they do have one great advantage in that science is a self-correcting process. – Cyril Ponnamperuma

129858. When war is declared, truth is the first casualty. – Arthur Ponsonby

129859. Things move very slowly in politics. We seem to fight the same wars over and over again. – Pete du Pont

129860. Our original idea was to help three or four hundred candidates in the first election run for the Ohio State legislature and the California legislature around the country. – Pete du Pont

129861. Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying. – Pete du Pont

129862. Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media. But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio. Suddenly we’re faced with an information age. – Pete du Pont

129863. That’s the way it is with entrepreneurial people. You try one thing, it doesn’t work, you try another. – Pete du Pont

129864. The sea change that has come is the information age. We don’t have to just read The New York Times anymore. We can pull up something on the Internet and get any news that we like. – Pete du Pont

129865. The struggle you see in the Republican Party today is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican. Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image. He’s an insider. He’s a moderate. – Pete du Pont

129866. Newt has two transitions behind him. First he had to capture control of the House. He had to get the Republican budget through. He had to get the Contract With America through. He has done that. – Pete du Pont

129867. There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party. – Pete du Pont

129868. Newt Gingrich’s job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language. – Pete du Pont

129869. We didn’t think taxes ought to go up. They ought to go down. We didn’t think the census ought to be weakened. – Pete du Pont

129870. There were some entrepreneurial du Ponts that are a little different from the heads of the corporations today. – Pete du Pont

129871. Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so. – Pete du Pont

129872. Everyone matures. When I was Newt’s age, I thought I had the right answer to things. The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on trial by the American people. – Pete du Pont

129873. One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let’s all be friends in Washington philosophy. – Pete du Pont

129874. Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader. He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change. – Pete du Pont

129875. I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. – Pete du Pont

129876. If we had known that one of those terrorist attacks was coming, could our government have electronically eavesdropped on the attackers without a warrant? – Pete du Pont

129877. If you’re going to try to win an election, you can’t be 80 percent. You can’t say, I’m for what my Democratic opponent is, for but not quite so much of it. – Pete du Pont

129878. Moderates shouldn’t be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he’s laid it forward. He’s fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go. – Pete du Pont

129879. Newt changed the frame of reference of all of our candidates. That’s why we won so big in 1994. – Pete du Pont

129880. Newt correctly assumes that the American public is beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go. We have a chance to lead it there. – Pete du Pont

129881. Franklin Roosevelt had to govern at a time of crisis. If you’re going to make changes in the way a nation thinks, you have to have the ability to take the crisis of the moment and use it to shape an agenda. – Pete du Pont

129882. It’s always good to win a Test match and if you win it comfortably, it can leave a few psychological marks on opposition sides. – Ricky Ponting

129883. We knew that if we had to win the World Cup, the defensive side of the game had to be better, which means bowlers will have to bowl tight and we will have to field better. – Ricky Ponting

129884. I had big shoes to fill, but the way we have been playing has made the transition easy. – Ricky Ponting

129885. I’ve told the guys to keep their heads up. I really believe we played a great game here. – Ricky Ponting

129886. It’s a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It’s been passed down through the generations. It’s the culture of the Australian team. – Ricky Ponting

129887. It’s nice to put your hand up and do the big things the team requires of you. – Ricky Ponting

129888. We have played so well that the guys have really made my job fairly easy. – Ricky Ponting

129889. It was a long, hard, tough day. We managed to just sneak through, it was an unbelievable Test match. – Ricky Ponting

129890. All the real things in Russia are done in the villages. – Ernest Poole

129891. Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves. – Ernest Poole

129892. The trouble with those people is that they think all the best things are made in the cities. It is not so. – Ernest Poole

129893. What kind of crops do they raise in the towns? Only Grand Dukes, Bolsheviks and drunkards! – Ernest Poole

129894. I like music that’s more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild. – Iggy Pop

129895. Well, I don’t use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate. – Iggy Pop

129896. She looked at me penetratingly. So I suppose you can figure out what happened next. – Iggy Pop

129897. Nobody understands me, I’m really sensitive. – Iggy Pop

129898. Look, you’re here to see me, and I can’t go on until my dealer is here, and he’s waiting to be paid, so give me some money so I can fix up, and then you’ll get your show. – Iggy Pop

129899. If I don’t terrorize, I’m not Pop. – Iggy Pop

129900. Well, the stuff that has become more commercial doesn’t have any edge. – Iggy Pop

129901. I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales. I don’t believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet. – Iggy Pop

129902. What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. – Iggy Pop

129903. I have a hot memory, but I know I’ve forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival. – Iggy Pop

129904. I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, ‘Wow, I’m really great-looking.’… I think I’m the greatest, anyway. – Iggy Pop

129905. Order is heaven’s first law. – Alexander Pope

129906. Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. – Alexander Pope

129907. True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. – Alexander Pope

129908. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance. – Alexander Pope

129909. To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th’ observer’s sake. – Alexander Pope

129910. To err is human; to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

129911. Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God. – Alexander Pope

129912. Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor. – Alexander Pope

129913. Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. – Alexander Pope

129914. Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel. – Alexander Pope

129915. Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. – Alexander Pope

129916. Passions are the gales of life. – Alexander Pope

129917. So vast is art, so narrow human wit. – Alexander Pope

129918. Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. – Alexander Pope

129919. Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? – Alexander Pope

129920. One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. – Alexander Pope

129921. On wrongs swift vengeance waits. – Alexander Pope

129922. On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale. – Alexander Pope

129923. Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. – Alexander Pope

129924. Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. – Alexander Pope

129925. Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind. – Alexander Pope

129926. No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her. – Alexander Pope

129927. No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. – Alexander Pope

129928. Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can. – Alexander Pope

129929. To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. – Alexander Pope

129930. Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed. – Alexander Pope

129931. Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. – Alexander Pope

129932. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head. – Alexander Pope

129933. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. – Alexander Pope

129934. The worst of madmen is a saint run mad. – Alexander Pope

129935. The world forgetting, by the world forgot. – Alexander Pope

129936. The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. – Alexander Pope

129937. The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. – Alexander Pope

129938. The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave. – Alexander Pope

129939. The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still. – Alexander Pope

129940. The proper study of Mankind is Man. – Alexander Pope

129941. The most positive men are the most credulous. – Alexander Pope

129942. The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more. – Alexander Pope

129943. The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. – Alexander Pope

129944. Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever. – Alexander Pope

129945. The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice. – Alexander Pope

129946. What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease. – Alexander Pope

129947. Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. – Alexander Pope

129948. Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. – Alexander Pope

129949. Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. – Alexander Pope

129950. Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! – Alexander Pope

129951. Those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. – Alexander Pope

129952. Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. – Alexander Pope

129953. Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. – Alexander Pope

129954. ‘Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined. – Alexander Pope

129955. Woman’s at best a contradiction still. – Alexander Pope

129956. Wit is the lowest form of humor. – Alexander Pope

129957. Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be. – Alexander Pope

129958. They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. – Alexander Pope

129959. The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person. – Alexander Pope

129960. And die of nothing but a rage to live. – Alexander Pope

129961. A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. – Alexander Pope

129962. Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. – Alexander Pope

129963. Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. – Alexander Pope

129964. Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. – Alexander Pope

129965. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. – Alexander Pope

129966. But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor. – Alexander Pope

129967. And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade. – Alexander Pope

129968. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. – Alexander Pope

129969. And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. – Alexander Pope

129970. An honest man’s the noblest work of God. – Alexander Pope

129971. Never find fault with the absent. – Alexander Pope

129972. All nature is but art unknown to thee. – Alexander Pope

129973. Men would be angels, angels would be gods. – Alexander Pope

129974. Act well your part, there all the honour lies. – Alexander Pope

129975. At ev’ry word a reputation dies. – Alexander Pope

129976. For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best. – Alexander Pope

129977. Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. – Alexander Pope

129978. Health consists with temperance alone. – Alexander Pope

129979. Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. – Alexander Pope

129980. Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. – Alexander Pope

129981. Gentle dullness ever loves a joke. – Alexander Pope

129982. But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? – Alexander Pope

129983. For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right. – Alexander Pope

129984. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. – Alexander Pope

129985. For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – Alexander Pope

129986. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – Alexander Pope

129987. Fools admire, but men of sense approve. – Alexander Pope

129988. Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. – Alexander Pope

129989. Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use. – Alexander Pope

129990. Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined. – Alexander Pope

129991. Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. – Alexander Pope

129992. Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! – Alexander Pope

129993. I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. – Alexander Pope

129994. If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business. – Alexander Pope

129995. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. – Alexander Pope

129996. Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. – Alexander Pope

129997. A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. – Alexander Pope

129998. Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. – Alexander Pope

129999. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. – Alexander Pope

130000. Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. – Alexander Pope

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