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180000 famous quotes part 131 – 130001 to 131000

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180000 famous quotes part 131 – 130001 to 131000

130001. How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? – Alexander Pope

130002. Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind. – Alexander Pope

130003. Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire. – Alexander Pope

130004. ‘Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. – Alexander Pope

130005. How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! – Alexander Pope

130006. Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. – Alexander Pope

130007. How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot. – Alexander Pope

130008. Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die. – Alexander Pope

130009. Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest. – Alexander Pope

130010. A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope

130011. A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. – Alexander Pope

130012. A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. – Alexander Pope

130013. Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot. – Alexander Pope

130014. Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around! – Alexander Pope

130015. The fact is, we cannot drill our way to oil independence. – Carl Pope

130016. I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover. – John Pople

130017. At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book. – John Pople

130018. From an early age I was told that I was expected to do more than continue to run a small business. Education was important and seen as a way of moving forward. – John Pople

130019. Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy. Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress. – John Pople

130020. I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology. – John Pople

130021. Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S. – John Pople

130022. I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist. I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics. – John Pople

130023. I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all. – John Pople

130024. I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943. – John Pople

130025. Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period. – John Pople

130026. On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to the fundamental problems of electronic structure that I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier. – John Pople

130027. Looking through the list of earlier Nobel laureates, I note a large number with whom I became acquainted and with whom I interacted during those years as they passed through Cambridge. – John Pople

130028. Like many other Laureates, I have benefit immeasurably from the love and support of my wife and children. – John Pople

130029. In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17. A group of students was permitted to attend university before taking part in wartime research projects. – John Pople

130030. I have had many opportunities to visit universities all over the world in the past 50 years. – John Pople

130031. Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology. – Karl Popper

130032. There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. – Karl Popper

130033. Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again. – Karl Popper

130034. No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude. – Karl Popper

130035. It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood. – Karl Popper

130036. We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets. – Karl Popper

130037. Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve. – Karl Popper

130038. Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. – Karl Popper

130039. We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure. – Karl Popper

130040. In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality. – Karl Popper

130041. Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. – Karl Popper

130042. Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths. – Karl Popper

130043. Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. – Karl Popper

130044. Certainties are arrived at only on foot. – Antonio Porchia

130045. What we pay for with our lives never costs too much. – Antonio Porchia

130046. Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity. – Antonio Porchia

130047. Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. – Antonio Porchia

130048. Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. – Antonio Porchia

130049. What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same. – Antonio Porchia

130050. They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own. – Antonio Porchia

130051. Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly. – Antonio Porchia

130052. In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. – Antonio Porchia

130053. Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides. – Antonio Porchia

130054. If you are good to this one and that one, this one and that one will say that you are good. If you are good to everyone, no one will say that you are good. – Antonio Porchia

130055. My poverty is not complete: it lacks me. – Antonio Porchia

130056. One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. – Antonio Porchia

130057. Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure. – Antonio Porchia

130058. That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness. – Antonio Porchia

130059. The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken. – Antonio Porchia

130060. The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children. – Antonio Porchia

130061. If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point. – Antonio Porchia

130062. God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man. – Antonio Porchia

130063. He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with. – Antonio Porchia

130064. He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone. – Antonio Porchia

130065. You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own. – Antonio Porchia

130066. He who goes step by step always finds himself level with a step. – Antonio Porchia

130067. I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master. – Antonio Porchia

130068. I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them. – Antonio Porchia

130069. I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it. – Antonio Porchia

130070. He who does not know how to create should not know. – Antonio Porchia

130071. When I model I pretty much go blank. You can’t think too much or it doesn’t work. – Paulina Porizkova

130072. My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian. – Paulina Porizkova

130073. If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself. – Ferdinand Porsche

130074. I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself. – Ferdinand Porsche

130075. He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie. – Cole Porter

130076. My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. – Cole Porter

130077. Most gentlemen don’t like love, they just like to kick it around. – Cole Porter

130078. It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely. – Cole Porter

130079. I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles. – Cole Porter

130080. All the world loves a clown. – Cole Porter

130081. Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose… anything goes. – Cole Porter

130082. In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes. – Cole Porter

130083. My relationship with “Pollyanna” is a very personal one, because Pollyanna got me through my childhood. – Eleanor Porter

130084. One day it was about getting married that mother talked with me, and I said I was so glad that when you didn’t like being married, or got tired of your husband, you could get Unmarried. – Eleanor Porter

130085. Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject. – Eliot Porter

130086. I used to be pretty reckless. When I was a runner for a production company, I drove a massive 16 seater van. I was only 18. I mean I look young now, but then I looked about 12. – Gail Porter

130087. So long as you’ve got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don’t really have to care what everyone else thinks. – Gail Porter

130088. Usually I trundle about in trainers and baggy jeans, looking about as attractive as a potato. – Gail Porter

130089. Mmm, I love Yoda. I didn’t like Jar Jar Binks though, he was all wrong. – Gail Porter

130090. Bald is the new black! – Gail Porter

130091. The more I read about feeding times, sleep times and waking-up times, the more inadequate and miserable I felt. – Gail Porter

130092. I read in the paper that I’d slashed my wrists. But I didn’t. – Gail Porter

130093. I read everything and anything. I love books. – Gail Porter

130094. I didn’t have any problem bonding with Honey, but I was plagued with insecurities about my ability to bring up my baby. – Gail Porter

130095. Every day I do something that freaks me out. – Gail Porter

130096. But I love New York. I used to set my alarm clock when I was there, and get up at 4am and get a coffee, just because I could. – Gail Porter

130097. People say, what is she thinking? I’m thinking: fun; cash; travel. – Gail Porter

130098. When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers. – George Porter

130099. Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me. – George Porter

130100. It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family. – George Porter

130101. I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun’s energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. – George Porter

130102. A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. – Henry Porter

130103. Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England. – Horace Porter

130104. A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect. – Horace Porter

130105. Be moderate in everything, including moderation. – Horace Porter

130106. Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared. – Jane Porter

130107. Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel. – Jane Porter

130108. Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem. – Jane Porter

130109. People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it. – Jane Porter

130110. The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us. – Jane Porter

130111. Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men’s candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame. – Jane Porter

130112. The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you. – Jane Porter

130113. I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another. – Jane Porter

130114. The generosity of the American public toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims. – Jon Porter

130115. The United States Jewish population has made many vital contributions in all areas of our society in such ways as helping to develop the cultural, scientific, political and economic life of our country. – Jon Porter

130116. With tens of thousands of patients dying every year from preventable medical errors, it is imperative that we embrace available technologies and drastically improve the way medical records are handled and processed. – Jon Porter

130117. With everything it has to offer, Las Vegas is an obvious destination for tourists, as proven by the over 40 million visitors the city welcomes per year. – Jon Porter

130118. We were reminded first-hand of the work that still needs to be done in Iraq on the security front when insurgents fired five rounds into the base while we were still meeting with the nurses. – Jon Porter

130119. We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan. – Jon Porter

130120. We need to make sure that the fast-growing States and the balance of States in this country have as much information as available because I cannot imagine the pain as a parent myself of having my child molested by someone in our schools. – Jon Porter

130121. We must work to ensure that the Nevada Cancer Institute continues to receive the dollars necessary to make it a vibrant source of research and clinical assistance for cancer victims throughout the state of Nevada and the nation. – Jon Porter

130122. We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children, whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks, whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools. – Jon Porter

130123. Tax cuts continue to benefit families, seniors, and small business owners, as evidenced by unparalleled economic growth in Nevada and across the country. – Jon Porter

130124. Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer. – Jon Porter

130125. In fact, 37 percent of all United States Nobel Prize winners in the 20th century have been representatives of the Jewish community. – Jon Porter

130126. The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security. – Jon Porter

130127. Teachers are unparalleled in the role they play in children’s lives. – Jon Porter

130128. Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary. – Jon Porter

130129. Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens. – Jon Porter

130130. Jewish immigration in the 20th century was fueled by the Holocaust, which destroyed most of the European Jewish community. The migration made the United States the home of the largest Jewish population in the world. – Jon Porter

130131. It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads. – Jon Porter

130132. Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that our efficient relief effort has significantly improved the image of the United States among the Pakistani people. – Jon Porter

130133. In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S. Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S. airports needs to occur. – Jon Porter

130134. We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world, but we want to make sure that those few that try to sneak through the system are caught in advance. – Jon Porter

130135. As we continue to fight the War on Terror, it is imperative that we protect America’s fallen heroes by ensuring that they are treated with respect, while being laid to rest. – Jon Porter

130136. As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country, we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year, close to 5,000 support staff and faculty. – Jon Porter

130137. And as a Member of this body, I believe firmly that States do have rights, and I believe that local communities have rights, and they have made decisions to allow these businesses to prosper as they are a big part of their economy. – Jon Porter

130138. Although I agree that wild horses are a symbol of the American West, I also believe that it is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that these animals are managed, protected, and controlled in an effective manner. – Jon Porter

130139. As a member of Congress, and a parent, I understand the importance of ensuring that families are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones. – Jon Porter

130140. By providing our school districts with direct access to criminal information records, we can help ensure timely and complete information on prospective school employees. – Jon Porter

130141. I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home to more wild horses than all other states combined. – Jon Porter

130142. Most people won’t realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else. – Katherine Anne Porter

130143. Love must be learned, and learned again; there is no end to it. – Katherine Anne Porter

130144. It’s a man’s world, and you men can have it. – Katherine Anne Porter

130145. It is such a relief to be told the truth. – Katherine Anne Porter

130146. I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing. – Katherine Anne Porter

130147. One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it. – Katherine Anne Porter

130148. Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. – Katherine Anne Porter

130149. I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction. – Katherine Anne Porter

130150. I have not much interest in anyone’s personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that. – Katherine Anne Porter

130151. Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled. – Katherine Anne Porter

130152. Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. – Katherine Anne Porter

130153. They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not. – Katherine Anne Porter

130154. The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being. – Katherine Anne Porter

130155. Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined. – Katherine Anne Porter

130156. Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. – Michael Porter

130157. The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity. – Michael Porter

130158. The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy. – Michael Porter

130159. The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader – the CEO. – Michael Porter

130160. The company without a strategy is willing to try anything. – Michael Porter

130161. Sound strategy starts with having the right goal. – Michael Porter

130162. The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish. – Michael Porter

130163. So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving. – Michael Porter

130164. The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing. – Michael Porter

130165. The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change. – Michael Porter

130166. There’s a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness. – Michael Porter

130167. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. – Michael Porter

130168. A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique. – Michael Porter

130169. Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. – Michael Porter

130170. If your goal is anything but profitability – if it’s to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader – you’ll hit problems. – Michael Porter

130171. If all you’re trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be very successful. – Michael Porter

130172. Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can’t be constantly reinvented. – Michael Porter

130173. Change brings opportunities. On the other hand, change can be confusing. – Michael Porter

130174. Strategy 101 is about choices: You can’t be all things to all people. – Michael Porter

130175. Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money. – Michael Porter

130176. Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect. – Michael Porter

130177. I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not so well established then but is thoroughly well established now, which is the substitution for a real sense of a country of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called ‘heritage’. – Peter Porter

130178. I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn’t read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene. – Peter Porter

130179. I have no fondness for pure form at all. – Peter Porter

130180. As to whether the people who were supposedly to put up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur’s own money is something which I shall never know. – Peter Porter

130181. Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man. – Peter Porter

130182. You can never tell when an artist really will take up someone’s work and work with it happily. – Peter Porter

130183. In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures. – Peter Porter

130184. For their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies. – Rodney Robert Porter

130185. The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue. There’s no doubt about that; it’s an uphill battle. – Terry Porter

130186. We can’t worry about who we don’t have. We have to go into these games with the guys we have. – Terry Porter

130187. Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. – Beilby Porteus

130188. One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. – Beilby Porteus

130189. He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over. – Beilby Porteus

130190. War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands. – Beilby Porteus

130191. We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience. – John Portman

130192. It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life’s greatest reward. – John Portman

130193. Buildings should serve people, not the other way around. – John Portman

130194. Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition. – John Portman

130195. I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing. – Natalie Portman

130196. I remember how to be a person by being around them. – Natalie Portman

130197. I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star. – Natalie Portman

130198. I’m pretty hard on myself in general. – Natalie Portman

130199. I’m not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred. – Natalie Portman

130200. I’m always on the phone because I’m usually not with the people I want to be with. – Natalie Portman

130201. I’m a Gemini, so I change my mind every day. – Natalie Portman

130202. I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show. – Natalie Portman

130203. I was really excited to get to shave my head – it’s something I’d wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity. – Natalie Portman

130204. I was like a total cliched ’80s child. I had Barbies, obviously, as well as My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids, but I used to destroy them. I used to draw all over their faces and cut off their hair. – Natalie Portman

130205. I was definitely different from the other kids… I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid. – Natalie Portman

130206. I usually dress very casual. Whenever I go out with my friends, I’m always like, ‘Can’t I just wear sweatpants?’ – Natalie Portman

130207. I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults. – Natalie Portman

130208. If you’re an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you’re hot. – Natalie Portman

130209. I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year. – Natalie Portman

130210. It scares me to think that one day I’m not going to be in school anymore. – Natalie Portman

130211. I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork. – Natalie Portman

130212. I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes. – Natalie Portman

130213. I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I’m dying to go to a space camp next summer! – Natalie Portman

130214. I don’t think I’ve ever been in love, I’m sure I will be some day. I’ve had enormous crushes, although I’ve never been into the Brad Pitt thing. – Natalie Portman

130215. I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. – Natalie Portman

130216. I don’t have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It’s fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike. – Natalie Portman

130217. I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important. – Natalie Portman

130218. I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something that wasn’t comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no. – Natalie Portman

130219. Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture. – Natalie Portman

130220. Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them. – Natalie Portman

130221. Breast implants gross me out. I don’t think they’re attractive at all. – Natalie Portman

130222. Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself. – Natalie Portman

130223. I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there. – Natalie Portman

130224. Well, right now, I’m very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization – like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture – what circumstances created the environment or the need for it. – Natalie Portman

130225. Young actors often don’t think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers. – Natalie Portman

130226. Where I live, nobody who’s fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it’s so important to preserve your innocence. – Natalie Portman

130227. When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y’know, ‘What does your dad do for a living?’ So I said ‘He helps women get pregnant!’ They called my mom and they were like, ‘What exactly does your husband do?’ – Natalie Portman

130228. I’ve stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they’re not being treated right. – Natalie Portman

130229. When a guy tells me I’m cute, it’s not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be. – Natalie Portman

130230. They tell me: ‘OK, this is where we’re going to push up your cleavage,’ and I’m like, ‘What cleavage?’ – Natalie Portman

130231. There’s so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life. – Natalie Portman

130232. There’s always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you’re happy with the looks you’re born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we’re not happy with what we’re given. – Natalie Portman

130233. There are movies where we are interested in seeing people’s lives without agreeing with what they’re doing. – Natalie Portman

130234. It’s always strange being a kid on the set, because you’re treated like an equal when you’re working. But then when you break, the other actors go back to their trailers to take naps and drink beer, and I have to, like, go do school. – Natalie Portman

130235. The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you. – Natalie Portman

130236. Star Wars hasn’t changed my life at all. – Natalie Portman

130237. When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa’s funeral. I was always the little entertainer. – Natalie Portman

130238. Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women. – Natalie Portman

130239. Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance. – Natalie Portman

130240. My father has a general rule. He says if I haven’t done it in real life I shouldn’t do it on-screen. – Natalie Portman

130241. My dad’s a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again. – Natalie Portman

130242. The only place I am recognized all the time is in L.A. and otherwise, it’s only about once a day. I feel pretty anonymous. – Natalie Portman

130243. Some days, you feel like a 22-year-old and some days you feel like a 40-year-old. – Jorge Posada

130244. The best lesson we can teach our children is to have fun. It’s infectious, it’s contagious. – Vince Poscente

130245. Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. – Vince Poscente

130246. Interestingly, koi, when put in a fish bowl, will only grow up to three inches. When this same fish is placed in a large tank, it will grow to about nine inches long. – Vince Poscente

130247. But it’s fun to be something, have that, and you don’t have to be real. It’s like, comedians. They go on and they’re doing all these jokes. I would be like that if I were more awake. – Parker Posey

130248. I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side. – Parker Posey

130249. I like soap opera acting. If it’s done really well, there’s nothing better. It’s old school. It’s like what those melodramas in the ’30s and ’40s were like. – Parker Posey

130250. I wouldn’t say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf. – Parker Posey

130251. There are all these scripts where the women, if they’re working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who’ll kill you. It’s a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level. – Parker Posey

130252. As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth. – Richard Posner

130253. To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule. – Emily Post

130254. Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. – Emily Post

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130255. Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. – Emily Post

130256. Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor. – Emily Post

130257. To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a ‘home’ might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation. – Emily Post

130258. I cut the emergency switch just in time to keep ‘Winnie Mae’ from making an exhibition of herself by standing on her nose. That would have been fatal to our hopes. – Wiley Post

130259. Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer. – Jon Postel

130260. One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address – 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small. – Jon Postel

130261. One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems. – Jon Postel

130262. TCP works very hard to get the data delivered in order without errors and does retransmissions and recoveries and all that kind of stuff which is exactly what you want in a file transfer because so you don’t want any errors in your file. – Jon Postel

130263. That was clearly surprising, interesting – a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it. – Jon Postel

130264. The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together. – Jon Postel

130265. The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain, is to be fair. – Jon Postel

130266. If you’re in charge of managing domain name space you should treat everybody who asks for a registration the same. Whatever that is – whether it’s nice or ugly or whatever – just be fair, treat them all the same. – Jon Postel

130267. The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted. – Jon Postel

130268. I think they called me the closest thing to a God of the Internet. – Jon Postel

130269. There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational. – Jon Postel

130270. Years ago when you’d go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be. – Jon Postel

130271. The routers get involved in this and they know that on the path between this router and that router a certain percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis. – Jon Postel

130272. But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the home there?s going to be a tremendous crunch on the backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth. People really ought to be planning for that. – Jon Postel

130273. A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how we get there. – Jon Postel

130274. All this stuff was done via FTP but the web has put a really nice user interface on it. – Jon Postel

130275. Another aspect of our work is multimedia teleconferencing. – Jon Postel

130276. In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program. – Jon Postel

130277. Being in the limelight has its minuses. – Jon Postel

130278. But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection. – Jon Postel

130279. Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word. – Jon Postel

130280. Everyone should have ten megabits and then the web will be a wonderful thing. – Jon Postel

130281. Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive. – Jon Postel

130282. I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet. – Jon Postel

130283. I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA when UCLA was the first site on the net. – Jon Postel

130284. I think that audio and video over the internet in the sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls. Maybe we’ll actually have picture phone through your work station. – Jon Postel

130285. Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. – Jon Postel

130286. Today the family is being attacked and defended with equal vehemence. – Mark Poster

130287. Film then does not promote socialist revolution in any consistent way. – Mark Poster

130288. Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class. – Mark Poster

130289. So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics? – Mark Poster

130290. Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy. – Mark Poster

130291. I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country. – Pol Pot

130292. I’m quite modest. I don’t want to tell people I’m a leader. – Pol Pot

130293. It’s up to history to judge. – Pol Pot

130294. Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies. – Pol Pot

130295. When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that. – Pol Pot

130296. I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear. – Pol Pot

130297. I never consciously said, ‘I want to be an actor.’ It sounds stupid, but it’s kind of like being a painter or something. You don’t say, ‘From today on I’m going to be a painter.’ It’s not something conscious – you’ve just been painting pictures all your life. – Franka Potente

130298. I think when I’m in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I’m really not the one that’s not available because of work and I’m very sad when I actually leave. – Franka Potente

130299. I said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if Matt Damon’s character fell in love with a girl with a real butt?’ They were like, ‘Yeah sure, sure – here’s your personal trainer.’ – Franka Potente

130300. I’m so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations, having to say sentences that don’t feel right. As an actor – or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it. – Franka Potente

130301. I just want to be able to sit on grass as long as I want to, without anybody telling me to leave. Everything is so restricted, here, in that you actually have to stand behind a line, you can’t go up the Canyon and enjoy the view. – Franka Potente

130302. I don’t like actors who try to talk directors into making their part bigger and that’s really lame. – Franka Potente

130303. I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs. – Franka Potente

130304. I think I’m a really good partner and very sensitive to the other person’s feelings. I want somebody else to be comfortable, to understand about my job, and if they want to come on a set and see me work, they always can. – Franka Potente

130305. It is impossible to fuse totally with a culture for which you feel a measure of antagonism. – Chaim Potok

130306. I’m constantly revising. Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again. – Chaim Potok

130307. I’m not altogether certain that a fundamentalism of necessity has to argue that it is the only reading of the human experience in order to stay alive. – Chaim Potok

130308. If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate. – Chaim Potok

130309. In other words, Judaism is not Calvinism. – Chaim Potok

130310. It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million or half a million human beings will think and feel precisely the same way on any single subject. – Chaim Potok

130311. There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background. In the later work some of that tends to diminish, but it’s certainly present in the early work. – Chaim Potok

130312. To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life – that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction. – Chaim Potok

130313. Two hundred or more years ago most people on the planet were never aware of any reality other than the one into which they were brought up. – Chaim Potok

130314. I think the hardest part of writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it. – Chaim Potok

130315. Well, in The Chosen, Danny Saunders, from the heart of his religious reading of the world, encounters an element in the very heart of the secular readings of the world – Freudian psychoanalytic theory. – Chaim Potok

130316. But today we become aware of other readings of the human experience very quickly because of the media and the speed with which people travel the planet. – Chaim Potok

130317. Well, one hopes that if you’re really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature. – Chaim Potok

130318. I think that to a very great extent we are partners with the divine in this enterprise called history. That is an ongoing relationship, and there is absolutely no guarantee that things will automatically work out to our best advantage. – Chaim Potok

130319. I think most serious writers, certainly in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity. – Chaim Potok

130320. I get up around 6:30. I work from about 8:00 to 1:00, take a break for lunch, work again until about 5:00, and then go for a long walk and have dinner. Then, if my wife and I have no previous plans, we decide what to do for the evening. – Chaim Potok

130321. I don’t work on my Sabbath. I write five-and-a-half or six days a week. – Chaim Potok

130322. Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a ‘universal’ without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere. – Chaim Potok

130323. Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. – Chaim Potok

130324. Yes, there is some thought about making a film of My Name Is Asher Lev. – Chaim Potok

130325. As a species we are always hungry for new knowledge. – Chaim Potok

130326. And yet there are some magnificent things from Freud, profound insights into the nature of man. – Chaim Potok

130327. And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud’s view of man. – Chaim Potok

130328. All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it. – Chaim Potok

130329. A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it’s not as satisfying in the end. – Chaim Potok

130330. A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare – let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel. – Chaim Potok

130331. Each work seems to give me the most trouble at the time I’m working on it. – Chaim Potok

130332. What I have in advance are people I want to write about and a problem or problems that I see those people encountering and that I want to explore – it all proceeds sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and scene by scene. – Chaim Potok

130333. It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’. – Beatrix Potter

130334. Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. – Beatrix Potter

130335. Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. – Beatrix Potter

130336. All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. – Beatrix Potter

130337. Religion, you can’t a handle on it, you just have to know or not know-people either believe or they don’t believe. – Dennis Potter

130338. Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality. – Dennis Potter

130339. Television’s Mr. Filth: that’s me. – Dennis Potter

130340. That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness. – Dennis Potter

130341. The knowledge that we have about what it is to be human that we have as a child is something we necessarily must lose. – Dennis Potter

130342. The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood. – Dennis Potter

130343. The more my work improves or broadens or widens, the more surely I tame myself. – Dennis Potter

130344. People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses. – Dennis Potter

130345. The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one’s own imagination. – Dennis Potter

130346. Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative. – Dennis Potter

130347. The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in. – Dennis Potter

130348. There’s no end to the inventiveness of critics, I tell you. Because they can’t write fiction, they put their impulse into their analysis of work. – Dennis Potter

130349. You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself. – Dennis Potter

130350. The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not? – Dennis Potter

130351. I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves. – Dennis Potter

130352. Metaphor is embodied in language. – Dennis Potter

130353. To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there. – Dennis Potter

130354. As adults, we do know more, but we don’t know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous. – Dennis Potter

130355. A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It’s not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast. – Dennis Potter

130356. Children are very cruel, yes. Of course. Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures. – Dennis Potter

130357. Children can write poetry and then, unless they’re poets, they stop when reach puberty. – Dennis Potter

130358. God, I’m such a lazy writer – I can’t even think up new names. – Dennis Potter

130359. As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud’s best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It’s a kind of displaced literacy criticism. – Dennis Potter

130360. I did not fully understand the dread term ‘terminal illness’ until I saw Heathrow for myself. – Dennis Potter

130361. I have been aware, from the age of 6, that I had talent. – Dennis Potter

130362. I think childhood is to everyone a lost land. – Dennis Potter

130363. I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it. – Dennis Potter

130364. Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word. – Dennis Potter

130365. It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions. – Dennis Potter

130366. Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art. – Dennis Potter

130367. Everything we do has consequences. – Dennis Potter

130368. The record industry is still pissed off that other people are making money off their business, even if it promotes their products and increases their sales. I think they’re still mad about radio. – Jonathan Potter

130369. Just let me use the technology I want at a fair price. – Jonathan Potter

130370. The marketers can compete with free; it just has to be better. Look at bottled water if you don’t believe me. – Jonathan Potter

130371. A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste, and vice versa. – Stephen Potter

130372. Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance… poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music. – Ezra Pound

130373. Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. – Ezra Pound

130374. It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week. – Ezra Pound

130375. Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. – Ezra Pound

130376. People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf. – Ezra Pound

130377. Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market. – Ezra Pound

130378. No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. – Ezra Pound

130379. Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art. – Ezra Pound

130380. Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use. – Ezra Pound

130381. Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. – Ezra Pound

130382. When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. – Ezra Pound

130383. Literature is news that stays news. – Ezra Pound

130384. No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job. – Ezra Pound

130385. Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe. – Ezra Pound

130386. Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn’t worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value. – Ezra Pound

130387. The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people. – Ezra Pound

130388. The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity. – Ezra Pound

130389. The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy. – Ezra Pound

130390. The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. – Ezra Pound

130391. The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting. – Ezra Pound

130392. The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people. – Ezra Pound

130393. Wars are made to make debt. – Ezra Pound

130394. When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder. – Ezra Pound

130395. In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries. – Ezra Pound

130396. Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it. – Ezra Pound

130397. The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism. – Ezra Pound

130398. Either move or be moved. – Ezra Pound

130399. A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values. – Ezra Pound

130400. A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct. – Ezra Pound

130401. A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations. – Ezra Pound

130402. A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression. – Ezra Pound

130403. A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him. – Ezra Pound

130404. All great art is born of the metropolis. – Ezra Pound

130405. Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin. – Ezra Pound

130406. And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will. – Ezra Pound

130407. Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber’s wax dummy is to sculpture. – Ezra Pound

130408. But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY. – Ezra Pound

130409. If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point. – Ezra Pound

130410. Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. – Ezra Pound

130411. I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown. – Ezra Pound

130412. If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval. – Ezra Pound

130413. If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. – Ezra Pound

130414. I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn’t irascible. – Ezra Pound

130415. Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man. – Ezra Pound

130416. I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them. – Ezra Pound

130417. I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It’s listed as part of the poetic training, you know. – Ezra Pound

130418. I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later. – Ezra Pound

130419. Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts. – Ezra Pound

130420. Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. – Ezra Pound

130421. Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. – Ezra Pound

130422. Good art however “immoral” is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise. – Ezra Pound

130423. If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays. – Ezra Pound

130424. Drug use, within entire teams continues unabated. It is planned and deliberate cheating, with complex methods, sophisticated substances and techniques, and the active complicity of doctors, scientists, team officials and riders. There is nothing accidental about it. – Richard Pound

130425. It’s very simple. We are asking baseball to come clean and set the record straight. Either baseball officials seriously want to rid their sport of doping, or they want to brush the issue under the carpet. So far, we haven’t seen much evidence of the former. – Richard Pound

130426. The law must be stable, but it must not stand still. – Roscoe Pound

130427. I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name. – Paula Poundstone

130428. The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling. – Paula Poundstone

130429. The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. – Paula Poundstone

130430. I was born in Alabama, but I only lived there for a month before I’d done everything there was to do. – Paula Poundstone

130431. Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas. – Paula Poundstone

130432. My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.’ – Paula Poundstone

130433. We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it. – Jerry Pournelle

130434. You see, I used to do a certain amount of market research by going to the local drugstore and seeing what the truck drivers would put up. Now it’s all just copies from the latest best-seller list and damn little of anything else. – Jerry Pournelle

130435. You no longer have much in the way of knowing what to do in a big, epic novel about the future, because nobody knows what the hell is going to happen. – Jerry Pournelle

130436. We’re basically after Joe’s beer money, and Joe likes his beer, so you better make sure that what you give him is at least as pleasurable to him as having his six-pack of beer would be. – Jerry Pournelle

130437. To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. – Jerry Pournelle

130438. There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years. – Jerry Pournelle

130439. The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability. – Jerry Pournelle

130440. The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There’s always something better to do, like I’ve got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There’s always something better to do. Going to a writer’s club? – Jerry Pournelle

130441. The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend. – Jerry Pournelle

130442. Somebody’s always getting me to come lecture to their writing class, and I don’t talk about writing at all, I talk about the business of making a living at this racket. – Jerry Pournelle

130443. So, I guess the answer to your question is very few people can bring off a novel of the future because it’s just so damn hard to make it look like the future. – Jerry Pournelle

130444. And that’s another piece of advice I’ll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go. – Jerry Pournelle

130445. And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature. – Jerry Pournelle

130446. Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don’t join writer’s clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing’s changed. – Jerry Pournelle

130447. One the other hand, the publishing trend is ghastly, isn’t it? Two hundred and something distributors are now down to 10 or 12? And what’s the recruiting drive? – Jerry Pournelle

130448. And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson, Silverberg… we tell stories. People like them. They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is. – Jerry Pournelle

130449. Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA, and I’m not convinced we changed it for the best. – Jerry Pournelle

130450. Because Tom Doherty and people like that are not stupid. If they could have streamlined their operation more to get more money out of it, they would have done it. It’s not like they’re a bunch of idiots. – Jerry Pournelle

130451. Heinlein never had a best-seller. Even, I think, with Stranger in a Strange Land, I don’t think it was actually on the New York Times best seller list. – Jerry Pournelle

130452. I have more information in one place than anybody in the world. – Jerry Pournelle

130453. I started in this racket in the early ’70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of. – Jerry Pournelle

130454. I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you’re going to throw away. – Jerry Pournelle

130455. In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action. – Jerry Pournelle

130456. It was the roughest time in my life. Connie helped me through it. – Maury Povich

130457. Television viewers, they’ve been around a long time. They’ve been watching this thing now for 50 years. I mean, they know exactly what’s happening when it comes to television programming. You can’t put anything over on them anymore. – Maury Povich

130458. I’m hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host. – Maury Povich

130459. About six weeks later, she called because she had found a dress. And then she said yes. – Maury Povich

130460. I think there’s a good kid underneath everybody. I really do. – Maury Povich

130461. Parents – especially step-parents – are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years. – Anthony Powell

130462. Self-love seems so often unrequited. – Anthony Powell

130463. Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years. – Anthony Powell

130464. Growing old’s like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed. – Anthony Powell

130465. Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on. – Anthony Powell

130466. He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited. – Anthony Powell

130467. People think that because a novel’s invented, it isn’t true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that. – Anthony Powell

130468. Books do furnish a room. – Anthony Powell

130469. Those placed in the position which I now occupy, commonly feel concern about their worthiness to receive the great honour which has been done them. – Cecil Frank Powell

130470. Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view. – Cecil Frank Powell

130471. How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers. – Cecil Frank Powell

130472. The particular features of the photographic method of detecting atomic particles enabled us to establish the existence of transient forms of matter which had escaped recognition by other methods. – Cecil Frank Powell

130473. Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up. – Colin Powell

130474. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

130475. Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families. – Colin Powell

130476. I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I’m pretty strong on, on defense matters. – Colin Powell

130477. I don’t think we handled the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad as well as we might have. But that’s now history. – Colin Powell

130478. I try to be the same person I was yesterday. – Colin Powell

130479. I think the Iranians are clearly determined to have a nuclear program. And we have to assume that with a nuclear program they have the capability and the will to create a nuclear weapon. – Colin Powell

130480. Get mad, then get over it. – Colin Powell

130481. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. – Colin Powell

130482. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches. – Colin Powell

130483. Experts often possess more data than judgment. – Colin Powell

130484. Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it. – Colin Powell

130485. Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself. – Colin Powell

130486. Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard. – Colin Powell

130487. Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age. – Colin Powell

130488. 90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world. – Colin Powell

130489. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell

130490. Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission. – Colin Powell

130491. But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you’ve got to compromise. You’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward. – Colin Powell

130492. The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. – Colin Powell

130493. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

130494. You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. – Colin Powell

130495. The only bipartisanship you ever see is when they finally sign a bill and everybody says, ‘Gee, isn’t that wonderful?’ – Colin Powell

130496. The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world. – Colin Powell

130497. The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise. – Colin Powell

130498. Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place. – Colin Powell

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130499. Too often we act – ask our schools to be truant officers, our teachers to be truant officers, because we’re giving them children who have, you know, they’re not ready to learn. And if they’re not ready to learn by the third grade, they know they’re behind. – Colin Powell

130500. War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. – Colin Powell

130501. We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn’t come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn’t resurging. It didn’t work out. – Colin Powell

130502. We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government. – Colin Powell

130503. You can’t just have slogans, you can’t just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda. And I think what the Republican Party has to do, if it’s going to incorporate the tea party efforts in it, is to come up with an agenda that the American people can see, touch, and actually believe in, and something they believe in. – Colin Powell

130504. Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. – Colin Powell

130505. The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort. – Colin Powell

130506. Wouldn’t it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind? – Colin Powell

130507. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. – Colin Powell

130508. The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced – the just demands of peace and security will be met – or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. – Colin Powell

130509. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell

130510. If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. – Colin Powell

130511. It’s a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too – in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again. – Colin Powell

130512. It’s nice to say let’s be bipartisan. But we’re a partisan nation. We were raised as a partisan nation. – Colin Powell

130513. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. – Colin Powell

130514. Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they’re being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I’m black. I tell them, ‘Don’t stop now. If I shot somebody you’d mention it.’ – Colin Powell

130515. Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell

130516. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. – Colin Powell

130517. Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. – Colin Powell

130518. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. – Colin Powell

130519. Politics is not bean bags. It’s serious, tough stuff. – Colin Powell

130520. Some of the generals are saying, ‘We’re making progress. We are clearing an area.’ But you really don’t defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move. – Colin Powell

130521. Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it. – Colin Powell

130522. I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it. – Colin Powell

130523. A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind. – Dawn Powell

130524. Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement. – Dawn Powell

130525. The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same – dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits – the repetition through the ages is comedy. – Dawn Powell

130526. The basis of tragedy is man’s helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man’s helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power). – Dawn Powell

130527. Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out. – Dawn Powell

130528. Joe and Jojo and I had lovely day together. I love Joe so much – more and more. – Dawn Powell

130529. I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow – sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed – and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him. – Dawn Powell

130530. A novel is like a gland pill – it nips off the cream of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person. – Dawn Powell

130531. I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don’t believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do. – Dawn Powell

130532. The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don’t have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore. – Dick Powell

130533. Without individuals feeling safe and having an environment of safety, they then have reluctance of taking part in the city of being active. They wind up wanting to leave the city. That’s more detrimental. – Dick Powell

130534. What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. – Eleanor Powell

130535. History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen. – Enoch Powell

130536. To write a diary every day is like returning to one’s own vomit. – Enoch Powell

130537. If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends. – J. Enoch Powell

130538. No battle is worth fighting except the last one. – J. Enoch Powell

130539. If I cannot understand my friend’s silence, I will never get to understand his words. – J. Enoch Powell

130540. I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions. – J. Enoch Powell

130541. I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one’s own vomit. – J. Enoch Powell

130542. When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score. – J. Enoch Powell

130543. I didn’t quit movies. They quit me. – Jane Powell

130544. We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim. – Jane Powell

130545. A good listener truly wants to know the speaker. – John Powell

130546. More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children. – John Powell

130547. The only love worthy of a name is unconditional. – John Powell

130548. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – John Powell

130549. Communication works for those who work at it. – John Powell

130550. Blacks are about seven times more likely to live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than whites. – John Powell

130551. A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. – John Powell

130552. Anytime we can take narcotics off the street it is significant because it takes them out of the hands of children. It certainly is not going to stop the drug problem, we have to work very, very hard. – John Powell

130553. The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail. – John Wesley Powell

130554. We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. – John Wesley Powell

130555. What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130556. Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130557. No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library… When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130558. To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130559. We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130560. Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130561. Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things. – Lawrence Clark Powell

130562. We think the whole world’s going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth. – Michael K. Powell

130563. Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out. – Michael K. Powell

130564. I love my DSL, but I love my WiFi more. And I probably get on the Internet 40 percent to 50 percent more because of the combination of those technologies. – Michael K. Powell

130565. I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing. – Michael K. Powell

130566. So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology. – Michael K. Powell

130567. The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn’t place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions. – Michael K. Powell

130568. The first thing I feel like we have the potential to do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home. – Michael K. Powell

130569. Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application, the Internet layered model allows you to, in essence, separate applications from infrastructure. – Michael K. Powell

130570. We’re trying to fix this with the plan we’ve been floating. Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or – and the “or” is the only part that matters – 85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV. – Michael K. Powell

130571. What scared me in that debate is that it’s not about the ownership rules at all. The vast majority of people don’t even know what the rules say, to be perfectly candid. Name all six of them. – Michael K. Powell

130572. You can sell nothing for a mark-up for a while, but only until something starts eating away at it. Now I can go home and click on Yahoo, call my sister and talk over a microphone for free. – Michael K. Powell

130573. A boy is naturally full of humor. – Robert Powell

130574. I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the smile that does the trick. – Robert Powell

130575. The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it. – Robert Powell

130576. There is no teaching to compare with example. – Robert Powell

130577. In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed. – Robert Powell

130578. Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. – William Powell

130579. Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances. – William Powell

130580. I highly recommend worrying. It is much more effective than dieting. – William Powell

130581. Nanotechnology is manufacturing with atoms. – William Powell

130582. I’m sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say. – Tyrone Power

130583. I’ve done an awful lot of stuff that’s a monument to public patience. – Tyrone Power

130584. President Kennedy was the greatest man I ever met, and the best friend I ever had. – David Powers

130585. I’m just a newsboy who met a President. – David Powers

130586. Educate the heart. Let us have good men. – Hiram Powers

130587. I have the ability to create and be in touch with God. I can’t change bread and wine into body and blood, but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and make it into a man or woman. – J. F. Powers

130588. He suddenly found himself on the precipice of utility. – J. F. Powers

130589. I don’t mind arguing with myself. It’s when I lose that it bothers me. – Richard Powers

130590. Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery. – Richard Powers

130591. They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn’t necessarily make him a good cook. – Stefanie Powers

130592. Unfortunately, sometimes people don’t hear you until you scream. – Stefanie Powers

130593. Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake. – Steve Powers

130594. The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there’s so much – and I don’t mean monetarily and I don’t mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! – Susan Powter

130595. There isn’t a religion on earth that isn’t damaging to the human race because every one of them is patriarchal and every one eliminates more than half of the human race – women. They are all oppressors of women. – Susan Powter

130596. There isn’t a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this. God has no gender. If that’s the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now, right now. – Susan Powter

130597. Very few people are original. There’s very little original anything out there. Because to be original means you have to stand alone. – Susan Powter

130598. We can’t be guided – because we’re so far from it. We’ve so destroyed it. We’re so far from that that we can’t use it. I mean, Jim Bakker heard from God. What a good job he did! – Susan Powter

130599. What’s natural and right is to go with the energy of how it all has to work together. What’s natural and right is interconnectedness, not individualism. What is natural and right is respect for the system, not killing the system. What’s natural and right is love. – Susan Powter

130600. You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can’t be fat and healthy. – Susan Powter

130601. I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain’t going there. – Susan Powter

130602. Everything, everything, everything! I want to know everything. I want the privilege of being a crone. – Susan Powter

130603. I had to dance topless for two years to make cash to pay my bills and save some money. But it was very enlightening, by the way. I’m talking about light from the gutter. – Susan Powter

130604. I don’t value authority. I don’t value the systems. I don’t value patriarchal religion. I don’t value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I’m not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have. – Susan Powter

130605. Hard work – I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn’t fly. It’s all in the practice. It does take work and it ain’t easy – but man, the rewards! – Susan Powter

130606. If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun. Just go to the sun – and stop destroying the ozone layer. – Susan Powter

130607. I’m not a role model to my kids. They’re a role model to me. – Susan Powter

130608. No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars. – Llewelyn Powys

130609. We don’t take a macro view… We’d look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful. – Robert Pozen

130610. I do what is needed. – Rushi Prabhakar

130611. I complete what I start. – Rushi Prabhakar

130612. Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong. – Terry Prachett

130613. I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is. – Terry Prachett

130614. Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. – Terry Prachett

130615. Dickens, as you know, never got round to starting his home page. – Terry Prachett

130616. ‘Educational’ refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger. – Terry Prachett

130617. Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possible go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent. – Terry Prachett

130618. Freedom without limits is just a word. – Terry Prachett

130619. Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care. – Terry Prachett

130620. I didn’t go to university. Didn’t even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. – Terry Prachett

130621. I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro. – Terry Prachett

130622. Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is: ‘Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?’ – Terry Prachett

130623. I think I would like to go into modelling. Of course, I don’t know how to do it, and wouldn’t be any good at it if I did, so I’m going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course. – Terry Prachett

130624. You can’t remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn’t have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though. – Terry Prachett

130625. I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. – Terry Prachett

130626. If it wasn’t for the fun and money, I really don’t know why I’d bother. – Terry Prachett

130627. Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them. – Terry Prachett

130628. My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. – Terry Prachett

130629. Never trust any complicated cocktail that remainds perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds. – Terry Prachett

130630. Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. – Terry Prachett

130631. This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic. – Terry Prachett

130632. I mean, I wouldn’t pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I’m me. – Terry Prachett

130633. If your religion doesn’t teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless. – Dennis Prager

130634. Socialism values equality more than liberty. – Dennis Prager

130635. Although images of perfection in people’s personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies – utopian images – can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century. – Dennis Prager

130636. Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor. – Dennis Prager

130637. Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared. – Dennis Prager

130638. How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That’s why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence. – Dennis Prager

130639. Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family. – Dennis Prager

130640. More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators. – Dennis Prager

130641. Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example? – Dennis Prager

130642. The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind. – Dennis Prager

130643. The larger the state, the more callous it becomes… the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers. – Dennis Prager

130644. There is little correlation between the circumstances of people’s lives and how happy they are. – Dennis Prager

130645. There’s a lot more power in calm than in vituperation. – Dennis Prager

130646. Those who are compassionate when they should be tough will be tough when they should be compassionate. – Dennis Prager

130647. Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something. – Dennis Prager

130648. Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists. – Dennis Prager

130649. One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound. – Dennis Prager

130650. Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that. – Emily Prager

130651. Nobody can push me aside. – Rajendra Prasad

130652. Actors cannot go on for over running around the trees. – Rajendra Prasad

130653. Age is very important in the entertainment industry. – Rajendra Prasad

130654. I know I cannot do all the stuff that I did ten years ago. – Rajendra Prasad

130655. More importantly, I also understand my age and am in a better position to appreciate it. – Rajendra Prasad

130656. Now I am careful about the kind of roles that I do. – Rajendra Prasad

130657. What I mean is that today’s films lay lot of emphasis on glamour and associated emotions. – Rajendra Prasad

130658. One must learn to play one’s age. – Rajendra Prasad

130659. Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. – Terry Pratchett

130660. In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. – Terry Pratchett

130661. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett

130662. He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting “All the Gods are bastards.” – Terry Pratchett

130663. Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up. – Terry Pratchett

130664. Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. – Terry Pratchett

130665. It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren’t doing. – Terry Pratchett

130666. Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. – Terry Pratchett

130667. Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. – Terry Pratchett

130668. Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong. – Terry Pratchett

130669. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. – Terry Pratchett

130670. You can’t trample infidels when you’re a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look. – Terry Pratchett

130671. Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. – Terry Pratchett

130672. It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living. – Terry Pratchett

130673. The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head. – Terry Pratchett

130674. The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp. – Terry Pratchett

130675. The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it. – Terry Pratchett

130676. Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces. – Terry Pratchett

130677. Sooner or later we’re all someone’s dog. – Terry Pratchett

130678. Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness. – Terry Pratchett

130679. Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. – Terry Pratchett

130680. Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along. – Terry Pratchett

130681. They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. – Terry Pratchett

130682. Negative feedback is better that none. I would rather have a man hate me than overlook me. As long as he hates me I make a difference. – Hugh Prather

130683. Whenever we condemn, we cloak the world in pain. – Hugh Prather

130684. Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble. – Hugh Prather

130685. If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write. – Hugh Prather

130686. Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. – Hugh Prather

130687. To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them. – Hugh Prather

130688. Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world… per year, Australians do see more films. – David Pratt

130689. For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination. – Hugo Pratt

130690. Yes, I’m a real fighter. But I often ended up empty-handed. – Hugo Pratt

130691. There are people who help you in life. I’ve been given a helping hand, and that’s why I feel it’s my duty to help younger artists. – Hugo Pratt

130692. The fact is that even art is subject to fashion. – Hugo Pratt

130693. It’s a beautiful tale, and today is a beautiful day without any bugs. – Hugo Pratt

130694. I don’t like hawking ’round other people’s memories. That wasn’t part of the deal when I was born. – Hugo Pratt

130695. He’s dreaming with his eyes open, and those that dream with their eyes open are dangerous, for they do not know when their dreams come to an end. – Hugo Pratt

130696. It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name. – Orson Pratt

130697. It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects. – Orson Pratt

130698. On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet. – Orson Pratt

130699. The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me. – Orson Pratt

130700. The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics. – Orson Pratt

130701. The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe. – Orson Pratt

130702. The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of. – Orson Pratt

130703. If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king. – Orson Pratt

130704. All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have. – Orson Pratt

130705. Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved. – Orson Pratt

130706. The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk. – Orson Pratt

130707. At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men. – Orson Pratt

130708. The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being. – Orson Pratt

130709. I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith. – Orson Pratt

130710. Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God. – Orson Pratt

130711. A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man. – Orson Pratt

130712. Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name. – Orson Pratt

130713. Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space. – Orson Pratt

130714. God is a spirit. A spirit is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen. – Orson Pratt

130715. God is the King. In him exists all legal authority. – Orson Pratt

130716. God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent – it extends through all space, with all other matter. – Orson Pratt

130717. An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects. – Orson Pratt

130718. Linda Hamilton is my hero. She was so tough and so strong and so vulnerable at the same time. I think that’s what woman action figures are allowed to be: vulnerable, in a way that women are. – Victoria Pratt

130719. It’s part of the job to compensate for outfit. – Victoria Pratt

130720. There are a lot of great actresses out there. You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer. – Victoria Pratt

130721. Most women don’t play like guys do: they don’t wrestle, fight, get into brawls. They don’t know how to express themselves in a physical, active way. – Victoria Pratt

130722. My first paying job, when I was 15, I was a day camp counselor. – Victoria Pratt

130723. People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no. – Victoria Pratt

130724. That’s the thing with sci-fi and action roles. You have to play the danger as real. If you don’t, you end up with egg on your face. You have to commit. You can’t think about how stupid it might look without the special effects. – Victoria Pratt

130725. The most important thing is to just be good at what you do. You do a good job playing the character, and people will be taken up with your character, not your clothes. – Victoria Pratt

130726. There are a lot of other things in this world that can and will bring me joy. Acting is one of them. – Victoria Pratt

130727. We don’t move on in the stunt unless it looks like a hit. So when I see it on TV, I’m generally satisfied that people are going to buy it. – Victoria Pratt

130728. We take the show very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously. – Victoria Pratt

130729. When you’re fighting with a stunt person, your intent is to miss. – Victoria Pratt

130730. You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot. – Victoria Pratt

130731. Women can’t be afraid to look like action heroes. It’s not always pretty, but when it’s on the screen, it translates well to the audience. – Victoria Pratt

130732. It’s all about exploring the more unpredictable aspects in the character, not just fighting people. – Victoria Pratt

130733. Cast changes are a hard thing. For two years, we had this little family. We weren’t together when these changes were decided upon. It all happened during our hiatus. – Victoria Pratt

130734. When I was in university, my dream was to be a coach, like a high school track coach. Not to teach. – Victoria Pratt

130735. I think I’ve paid my dues. I’ve really put in a lot of time on set. – Victoria Pratt

130736. I competed in track for 10 years and have been doing kickboxing forever. – Victoria Pratt

130737. Acting isn’t the be-all end-all. There are a lot of other things in my life that will bring me joy if I didn’t act anymore. – Victoria Pratt

130738. I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it’s quick action and no fear, and sometimes it’s irrational fear. You don’t always know. – Victoria Pratt

130739. I can’t say that I’ve made the transition to movies. – Victoria Pratt

130740. I desperately want a dog, but I’ve been told I travel too much, and I’m not allowed to have a dog. – Victoria Pratt

130741. I never was really into comics as a child, and I think if you miss the boat when you’re a kid, you don’t necessarily pick up on it when you’re an adult. – Victoria Pratt

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130742. I came to acting in a very circuitous way. – Victoria Pratt

130743. I think I’m a people person. I get very attached to people. And I’ve become so attached to all the people on my show, the cast, the crew and the producers. – Victoria Pratt

130744. It doesn’t help anybody to put out a bad script. – Victoria Pratt

130745. I would be very happy doing movies. I love to work and I think I’m a little different. – Victoria Pratt

130746. I’ve been really fortunate to go from series to series to series. – Victoria Pratt

130747. I’ve been working some really long hours for the last five or six years. Anybody who works on series television knows, and especially women because women spend probably two hours more than the guys with all their hair and makeup crap. – Victoria Pratt

130748. If you watch the show and the characters don’t look at each other while they’re talking, the actors probably aren’t getting along. – Victoria Pratt

130749. In terms of being a role model, I didn’t start out to be one. I don’t go to work every day with that in mind. But, I do get a lot of fan mail from young girls. – Victoria Pratt

130750. In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you’re strong enough to care. – Victoria Pratt

130751. I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things. – Victoria Pratt

130752. I did a lot of stunts, so the harness work isn’t foreign to me either. – Victoria Pratt

130753. I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right. – Jacqueline du Pre

130754. I love the physical thing of being on the earth that bore you. I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right. – Jacqueline du Pre

130755. Playing lifts you out of yourself into a delirious place. – Jacqueline du Pre

130756. The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk. – Jacqueline du Pre

130757. We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. – Max de Pree

130758. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? – Max de Pree

130759. The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be. – Max de Pree

130760. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. – Max de Pree

130761. In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when. – Max de Pree

130762. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Max de Pree

130763. What I want is to be number one. – Steve Prefontaine

130764. You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. – Steve Prefontaine

130765. A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. – Steve Prefontaine

130766. How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races? – Steve Prefontaine

130767. I run to see who has the most guts. – Steve Prefontaine

130768. I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it. – Steve Prefontaine

130769. Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. – Steve Prefontaine

130770. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine

130771. Something inside of me just said ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off. – Steve Prefontaine

130772. Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons. – Helen Prejean

130773. The important thing is that when you come to understand something you act on it, no matter how small that act is. Eventually it will take you where you need to go. – Helen Prejean

130774. Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. – Jack Prelutsky

130775. When I began writing, I didn’t read any other children’s poets… I didn’t want to be influenced until I’d found my own voice. Now I read them all. – Jack Prelutsky

130776. We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine. – Jack Prelutsky

130777. There’s not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do. – Jack Prelutsky

130778. Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect. – Jack Prelutsky

130779. My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was that my feet don’t smell, but I remember my brother’s did when we were kids. – Jack Prelutsky

130780. Otherwise I don’t read much adult poetry at all, because I’m not smart enough and mostly I don’t get it. – Jack Prelutsky

130781. I’ve been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe. – Jack Prelutsky

130782. I’m working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone’s interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard’s. – Jack Prelutsky

130783. I’m usually working on eight or 10 things at once. – Jack Prelutsky

130784. I’m never bored. – Jack Prelutsky

130785. I’m mostly influenced by life, what’s around me, and my own childhood. – Jack Prelutsky

130786. I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I’m given the illustration first. – Jack Prelutsky

130787. I would go to sketch groups and draw. I really enjoyed the subject matter, but I wasn’t good at it. – Jack Prelutsky

130788. Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn’t. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading. – Jack Prelutsky

130789. I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn’t know what. – Jack Prelutsky

130790. After I’d produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures. – Jack Prelutsky

130791. My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I’ve been teaching myself computer graphics, so I’m reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts. – Jack Prelutsky

130792. I look for poetry in English because it’s the only language I read. – Jack Prelutsky

130793. I invented animals and birds – I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor. – Jack Prelutsky

130794. I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing. – Jack Prelutsky

130795. Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career. – Jack Prelutsky

130796. Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves. – Jack Prelutsky

130797. I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it’s fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter. – Jack Prelutsky

130798. Beauty doesn’t need ornaments. Softness can’t bear the weight of ornaments. – Munshi Premchand

130799. Trust is the first step to love. – Munshi Premchand

130800. To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees. – Munshi Premchand

130801. Like timidity, bravery is also contagious. – Munshi Premchand

130802. Directing her was like directing Lassie. You need 14 takes to get each one of them right. – Otto Preminger

130803. When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it’s pretty certain that she has his. – George Dennison Prentice

130804. Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. – George Dennison Prentice

130805. A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth. – George Dennison Prentice

130806. The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people. – George Dennison Prentice

130807. A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point. – George Dennison Prentice

130808. A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. – George Dennison Prentice

130809. It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. – George Dennison Prentice

130810. Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine. – George Dennison Prentice

130811. Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else. – George Dennison Prentice

130812. There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues. – George Dennison Prentice

130813. A friend you have to buy won’t be worth what you pay for him. – George Dennison Prentice

130814. There’s nothing you could say that would shock me. – Laura Prepon

130815. I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It’s kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it’s really hard to get to sleep. – Laura Prepon

130816. I’m not a sun person. – Laura Prepon

130817. I’m the tomboy so I got to be a little butch. – Laura Prepon

130818. My vintage Levi’s are my favorite on the show, ’cause they really fit. – Laura Prepon

130819. I never think of myself as any kind of sex symbol, but I get letters from all over, all sorts. It’s really cool. I get a lot from inmates, which is kind of scary. But the best was the guy who wanted to send me a plane ticket to fly me to his prom. – Laura Prepon

130820. The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very, very flattering, but ridiculous. I so don’t believe it. But I’m flattered. Truth is, I don’t lift a finger to look sexy. Ever. – Laura Prepon

130821. I am so like Donna it’s funny. And most of my friends are guys too. – Laura Prepon

130822. They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it, and they have to have an awesome personality, really laid-back. All those things are sexy to me. – Laura Prepon

130823. Some of the stuff that Wilmer wears is bad. And Debra Jo. – Laura Prepon

130824. I love being a redhead. It’s a rare thing, so I think there’s a bond between redheads. – Laura Prepon

130825. I love entertaining and doing Martha Stewart stuff. – Laura Prepon

130826. I can’t stand being around anal people, especially anal people with big egos. – Laura Prepon

130827. Free love sounds great. – Laura Prepon

130828. Even in real life, I’d rather hang out with guys. – Laura Prepon

130829. But, I swear, they’re turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they’re also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president. – Laura Prepon

130830. But now that I’m a blonde, guys are so blatant about coming on to me. – Laura Prepon

130831. And my mouth is not a sewer, although some people may think it is. – Laura Prepon

130832. You can always turn a bad kisser into a good one. – Laura Prepon

130833. I don’t know how people recognize me. – Laura Prepon

130834. I don’t want to do anything like Can’t Hardly Wait, I don’t want to do anything like Scream. I saw all those movies, and they were good, but they’re just not what I want to do. – Laura Prepon

130835. If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite remarkably in transforming itself. – John Prescott

130836. Why can’t we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built at higher densities than they are at the moment and built on brownfield sites. – John Prescott

130837. What government has been doing, we’ve got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which are directed by central government into these areas of deprivation. – John Prescott

130838. We’ve given more resources. On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot. – John Prescott

130839. We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount given for a right to buy houses took a million houses out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent. – John Prescott

130840. Down in the south, it’s how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that’s what I’ve done. – John Prescott

130841. We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we’d have taken a million houses and refurbished them into decent housing. – John Prescott

130842. I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly. – John Prescott

130843. You go down some street – no doubt it’s there, and we have to do something about it, and our programmes are designed to do that – but if that’s a picture of Newcastle, it’s not the one I recognise and I bet none in the North East do either. – John Prescott

130844. In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the deficiencies in the economy in the regional areas, so they can address themselves to that. – John Prescott

130845. In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It’s not a new policy. – John Prescott

130846. It’s moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration. – John Prescott

130847. Refurbishing I’ve done in the first three years and I’m still giving housing money, of course, to the north. – John Prescott

130848. That’s what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer. – John Prescott

130849. The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe. – John Prescott

130850. There is progress taking place, growth is better. We’re only talking about two years there. – John Prescott

130851. I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that’s where they are. – John Prescott

130852. If no man could become rich in Peru, no man could become poor. – William Prescott

130853. The name of Peru was not known to the natives. – William Prescott

130854. I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it’s a natural thing. – Elvis Presley

130855. I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes. – Elvis Presley

130856. I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were. – Elvis Presley

130857. I never expected to be anybody important. – Elvis Presley

130858. I miss my singing career very much. – Elvis Presley

130859. Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis. They started playing it, and it got real big. Don’t know why-the lyrics had no meaning. – Elvis Presley

130860. I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned. – Elvis Presley

130861. I was an overnight sensation. – Elvis Presley

130862. When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. – Elvis Presley

130863. When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis. – Elvis Presley

130864. When I get married, it’ll be no secret. – Elvis Presley

130865. Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me. – Elvis Presley

130866. Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me. – Elvis Presley

130867. Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. – Elvis Presley

130868. More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me. – Elvis Presley

130869. Too much TV hurts movies. – Elvis Presley

130870. Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old. – Elvis Presley

130871. Just because I managed to do a little something, I don’t want anyone back home to think I got the big head. – Elvis Presley

130872. It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can. – Elvis Presley

130873. I’ve tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example. – Elvis Presley

130874. I’ve never written a song in my life. It’s all a big hoax. – Elvis Presley

130875. I’ve been getting some bad publicity – but you got to expect that. – Elvis Presley

130876. I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid. – Elvis Presley

130877. I’m strictly for Stevenson. I don’t dig the intellectual bit, but I’m telling you, man, he knows the most. – Elvis Presley

130878. I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line. – Elvis Presley

130879. I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around. – Elvis Presley

130880. I’m no hillbilly singer. – Elvis Presley

130881. I’ll stay in Memphis. – Elvis Presley

130882. I’ll never make it, it will never happen, because they’re never going to hear me ’cause they’re screaming all the time. – Elvis Presley

130883. I’ll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I’ll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don’t think those things are right for me. – Elvis Presley

130884. I’d just like to be treated like a regular customer. – Elvis Presley

130885. The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year. – Elvis Presley

130886. I don’t do any vulgar movements. – Elvis Presley

130887. There are too many people that depend on me. I’m too obligated. I’m in too far to get out. – Elvis Presley

130888. I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I’m singing now is what makes the money. – Elvis Presley

130889. I like entertaining people. I really miss it. – Elvis Presley

130890. I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play. – Elvis Presley

130891. I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean’s films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over. – Elvis Presley

130892. I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story. – Elvis Presley

130893. I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants. – Elvis Presley

130894. I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend. – Elvis Presley

130895. Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over. – Elvis Presley

130896. I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to. – Elvis Presley

130897. Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.’ – Elvis Presley

130898. I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show. – Elvis Presley

130899. From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what. – Elvis Presley

130900. Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. – Elvis Presley

130901. Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. – Elvis Presley

130902. My movements, ma’am, are all leg movements. I don’t do nothing with my body. – Elvis Presley

130903. After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake. – Elvis Presley

130904. Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. – Elvis Presley

130905. A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. – Elvis Presley

130906. I don’t think I’m bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this. – Elvis Presley

130907. The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I’m doin’ now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them. – Elvis Presley

130908. Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now. – Elvis Presley

130909. That’s why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I’m always the last one to leave. – Elvis Presley

130910. The army teaches boys to think like men. – Elvis Presley

130911. Those movies sure got me into a rut. – Elvis Presley

130912. They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure. – Elvis Presley

130913. Man, I really like Vegas. – Elvis Presley

130914. The closest I ever came to getting married was just before I started singing. In fact, my first record saved my neck. – Elvis Presley

130915. The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army. – Elvis Presley

130916. Those people in New York are not gonna change me none. – Elvis Presley

130917. People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody. – Elvis Presley

130918. The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way. – Elvis Presley

130919. I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me. – Lisa Marie Presley

130920. Being Elvis Presley’s daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It’s been a constant burden in my life. – Lisa Marie Presley

130921. How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I’m sure I’ll end up there, or I’ll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I’ll get more tourists to Graceland that way. – Lisa Marie Presley

130922. I don’t deal well with admiration if it’s for something I haven’t done. Other than exist. – Lisa Marie Presley

130923. I don’t do yoga. I bite the hella outta my nails. I smoke, I eat all the wrong food, I don’t exercise. – Lisa Marie Presley

130924. I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I’m not proud of this, and I’m not trying to promote it. – Lisa Marie Presley

130925. I have a lot of memories, but I don’t go into capitalizing on that. Something’s got to be my own. I’m not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father. – Lisa Marie Presley

130926. I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage. – Lisa Marie Presley

130927. I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have, and it’s cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative. – Lisa Marie Presley

130928. If I’m alone too long I think too much, and I’m not interested in doing that. That won’t lead anywhere good, I’m sure. If I’m busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil’s playground. – Lisa Marie Presley

130929. With a lot of hair and make-up then I’m possibly, remotely attractive. But it’s rare, I don’t think I’m ugly but I’m nothing particularly special. I’m not a yoga and health girl. I don’t exercise that much and I eat crap and smoke and bite my nails. – Lisa Marie Presley

130930. On my US tour maybe three out of 30 shows there was an Elvis impersonator in the crowd but that’s it. I usually get younger fans, and those that come that are of an older generation end up walking out because it’s too loud. – Lisa Marie Presley

130931. I think I’ve failed every test I’ve ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it. – Lisa Marie Presley

130932. Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic, therapeutic. I don’t think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody. – Lisa Marie Presley

130933. I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I’m in, that I’d attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues. – Lisa Marie Presley

130934. I’ve been chased through airports with a screaming baby because the photographers are ruthless, and they want the picture. – Lisa Marie Presley

130935. I’m trying to have my own thing, and I don’t know if it’s even possible. I didn’t realize so many people actually think I’m trying to be like my dad. I read comments like ‘She’s no Elvis.’ I’m not trying to be. I never set out to be. – Lisa Marie Presley

130936. I’m not eager to jump into marriage again. I’m in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare. – Lisa Marie Presley

130937. I’m not doing this to be a pop star. I’ve had plenty of money and attention. I’m doing it for credibility. – Lisa Marie Presley

130938. I’m more prone to his ’70s material, which is what I was around for and watched a lot. I listen to a lot of that stuff. It probably influenced me quite a bit. I’m more drawn to the darker, sadder songs. – Lisa Marie Presley

130939. I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this. I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids. – Lisa Marie Presley

130940. Music has always gotten me through life, particularly honest, real music. – Lisa Marie Presley

130941. I’m more of a tomboy than anything and then you see your name on these Top 50 Most Beautiful People lists and you’re like, “What?” – Lisa Marie Presley

130942. I never not wanted to be a singer. Since I was 3, I knew this was what I wanted to do. Well, I can’t say I wanted to do it, but I fantasized and thought about it all the time. I never thought it would actually happen. – Lisa Marie Presley

130943. I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front. – Lisa Marie Presley

130944. I wanted to come through with my own voice and, hopefully, have it affect people. I want people to know that I’m not an Elvis impersonator. – Lisa Marie Presley

130945. I was very protective of my father and I didn’t like these people who hung around outside all day. They creeped me out. – Lisa Marie Presley

130946. I’ll say it loud and say it proud. I’m completely insane. – Lisa Marie Presley

130947. I’m a hypochondriac. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Today, heart attack – my arm and chest started hurting at the same time. – Lisa Marie Presley

130948. I’m just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy. – Lisa Marie Presley

130949. I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the ’70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories. – Lisa Marie Presley

130950. Absolutely. I – you know, he was so that much a part of my life that, you know, Elvis, you know, once – once you bonded with him, I mean, there was no – there was no going back. He was just a great guy. – Priscilla Presley

130951. I don’t want to be someone’s entertainment. – Priscilla Presley

130952. It’s not that, you know, when a relationship doesn’t work and there are issues, you have to somehow work it out if there are children involved. – Priscilla Presley

130953. I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce, it was incredible. – Priscilla Presley

130954. I like the creative aspect of developing a project. – Priscilla Presley

130955. I just look at it, as it’s something that I had to do. I had this vision that really, Graceland is suited for a king and it is his castle. And people really should see it, as he loved it. – Priscilla Presley

130956. I don’t feel like a grandmother. I don’t. – Priscilla Presley

130957. I did, but I’m not real fond of giving interviews. – Priscilla Presley

130958. He would use amphetamines to stay awake because he would have late night maneuvers that would go way into the early morning hours and he was given pills to stay up for the long hours. – Priscilla Presley

130959. At times he could be very critical. He didn’t like prints on me. He didn’t like stripes. He didn’t like boldness. He said I was petite and that was taking away from my looks. – Priscilla Presley

130960. And when Elvis was unhappy, believe me, everyone was unhappy. – Priscilla Presley

130961. As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis. – Priscilla Presley

130962. You have so much to share, you have so much to tell, you have so much you want to expose, so much that’s inside that you’ve learned from that life period. There are really very few people I can share that with. – Priscilla Presley

130963. She would go to Memphis and this was after our divorce. And I would send her to Memphis to be with him. – Priscilla Presley

130964. I lived somebody else’s life. It was never about me, it was really about him on every level. – Priscilla Presley

130965. I mean, I had probably an illusion of being the wife that, you know, I wanted to create a home. I wanted to have children. I wanted him to be a husband. It was never going to be that way. It couldn’t be that way. – Priscilla Presley

130966. Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self. – Priscilla Presley

130967. It was more that his career was going down again and he was tired of the songs. He was tired of the routine. And there was a point where he just kind of gave up. He couldn’t face being 40. And he resorted to stimulants. There’s a dark side there, a really dark side. – Priscilla Presley

130968. No one has really heard my side of the story, the adventure we had together, the transformation that I had going from a schoolgirl to a woman overnight. – Priscilla Presley

130969. There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more. – Priscilla Presley

130970. There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to visit him in Los Angeles. This was in 1962. – Priscilla Presley

130971. Yes, the divorce was difficult. It was difficult. – Priscilla Presley

130972. You have to remember that when I met Elvis, you know, it wasn’t the fanfare that it is today or even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up. – Priscilla Presley

130973. You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he’d be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn’t serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else. – Priscilla Presley

130974. You know, Lisa, for the longest time, did not sing. – Priscilla Presley

130975. You know, you know, obviously, if my daughter’s happy, you know, then I don’t have any problem. – Priscilla Presley

130976. There’s been a big void out there, in terms of where I’ve been and what I am currently working on, I’d like to fill that void now and share my exciting plans for the future. – Priscilla Presley

130977. For my own personal growth I had to set out on my own. – Frank Press

130978. I had an agenda. It was a very smooth transition. – Frank Press

130979. It’s a difficult question of relations between people. – Frank Press

130980. My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them. – Frank Press

130981. When the first computers started to come in, we tried to digitalize the seismological equipment. – Frank Press

130982. You travel across the country, you visit departments, you give talks, you talk about the work at your laboratory – what’s going on, what the opportunities are there – you talk about your own research. – Frank Press

130983. Gutenberg and Richter were very great men. – Frank Press

130984. The ships we sank with women and children aboard. The lifeboats we shelled. Mmm… we were good at that. – Emeric Pressburger

130985. I don’t want to be the Hollywood girl… I’m Southern and old-fashioned. – Jaime Pressly

130986. I had been inspired by an organ player named Earl Grant, who played organ and piano together. My mom took me to see him. So I went home, put my piano and organ together, too. – Billy Preston

130987. The first time I met Ray, I was going to school around the corner from his house. One day, he was playing the piano. I eased up on the porch to listen to him. – Billy Preston

130988. The Beatles did treat me as a member of the group. And that was a great honor, you know? – Billy Preston

130989. I’m playing with Bonnie Raitt. I don’t have to sing it. I just have to play it. That’s cool. – Billy Preston

130990. I would never do anything to hurt anybody, especially if they’re helping me. I’m not that kind of person. – Billy Preston

130991. I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do. – Billy Preston

130992. He must not laugh at his own wheeze: a snuff box has no right to sneeze. – Keith Preston

130993. Democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal to the scum of the parts. – Keith Preston

130994. I grew up in Hawaii and I think it was easier because we did not have cliques at high school. – Kelly Preston

130995. The premieres are, kind of exciting, especially to Ella, who loves limousines. – Kelly Preston

130996. I didn’t see a ton of movies growing up. – Kelly Preston

130997. I have a wonderful marriage and two great kids. – Kelly Preston

130998. I think by being happy it actually affects the way that you look too. – Kelly Preston

130999. You want to spend time with your children even though you are tired so you do all those things. – Kelly Preston

131000. We moved to Australia for two years though and that was a little bit tough trying to fit in. – Kelly Preston

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