180000 famous quotes part 138 – 137001 to 138000

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180000 famous quotes part 138 – 137001 to 138000

137001. How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts. – Jackie Robinson

137002. Above anything else, I hate to lose. – Jackie Robinson

137003. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson

137004. I guess you’d call me an independent, since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label. – Jackie Robinson

137005. It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first. – Jackie Robinson

137006. Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best. – James Harvey Robinson

137007. We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are. – James Harvey Robinson

137008. Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other. – James Harvey Robinson

137009. Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing. – James Harvey Robinson

137010. We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship. – James Harvey Robinson

137011. There are pastors who won’t go to people’s sick beds. How can people of God turn their back on the sick, poor and hungry? – James Robinson

137012. Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. – James Robinson

137013. Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. – James Robinson

137014. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with. Love shouldn’t be one of them. Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time. – Jill Robinson

137015. The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment. – Jill Robinson

137016. I think the reason we’re so crazy sexually in America is that all our responses are acting. We don’t know how to feel. We know how it looked in the movies. – Jill Robinson

137017. People’s attitudes have been changing over the past 15 years, but China is still the world’s biggest consumer of dogs. – Jill Robinson

137018. The American Dream is really money. – Jill Robinson

137019. There is never enough gold to redeem all the currency in circulation. – John Buchanan Robinson

137020. Modern money is almost altogether credit money. – John Buchanan Robinson

137021. Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion, as insecure. – John Buchanan Robinson

137022. Sometimes, instead of purchasing a commodity out and out, people want to buy only the use of it, for a longer or shorter period. The price paid for such temporary use is commonly called hire. – John Buchanan Robinson

137023. The business of a bank is to lend money; which amounts, nowadays, to lending credit. – John Buchanan Robinson

137024. The Massachusetts Land Bank, during Colonial times, prospered, and brought prosperity to the community, until it was forcibly suppressed by special act of Parliament. – John Buchanan Robinson

137025. Large sums were paid for the use of money, because the available amount of gold and silver was far less than was needed to carry on the commercial transactions of the times. – John Buchanan Robinson

137026. There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings. – John Buchanan Robinson

137027. There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense. – John Buchanan Robinson

137028. When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit. – John Buchanan Robinson

137029. You are forever alone. – John Buchanan Robinson

137030. Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone. – John Buchanan Robinson

137031. The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest. – John Buchanan Robinson

137032. But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals. – John Buchanan Robinson

137033. According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek. – John Buchanan Robinson

137034. Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short, the security behind the notes is diminished, the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended, and the panic follows. – John Buchanan Robinson

137035. Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest! – John Buchanan Robinson

137036. But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them. – John Buchanan Robinson

137037. It was the king’s army, the king’s people, the king’s taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty. – John Buchanan Robinson

137038. Capital, however capital may be defined, would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund, for the simple reason that if money, wherewith to buy capital, could be obtained for one-half of one per cent, capital itself could command no higher price. – John Buchanan Robinson

137039. For each one of us stands alone in the midst of a universe. – John Buchanan Robinson

137040. However near and dear to you may be your wife, children, friends, they are not you; they are outside of you. – John Buchanan Robinson

137041. In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism. – John Buchanan Robinson

137042. In precisely the same way money is often hired, and the hire paid for the use of it is called Interest. – John Buchanan Robinson

137043. In this way, the charge that the bank makes for the use of its notes – the interest – is a continual and universal tax upon all the members of the community. – John Buchanan Robinson

137044. It is often said by reformers that government should be conducted upon business principles. – John Buchanan Robinson

137045. At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because the paper currency is redeemable in gold only. – John Buchanan Robinson

137046. Prior to Elephant I’d taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there’s not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn’t really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true. – John Robinson

137047. Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen. – John Robinson

137048. With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that. – John Robinson

137049. Stacy had this more fluid style. You meet him, he’s just such a nice guy. Tony’s an awesome guy too, but back then, he was a real aggressive kid and they were in such a different place. Stacy was so sensitive and at the same time so competitive when it came to his skating. – John Robinson

137050. So for me having that element of being able to be competitive wasn’t a problem. I’m very competitive. I thought if I could skate first, acting would come second. I could say my lines and then go do what I was saying. You don’t have to fake it, you’re not really acting. – John Robinson

137051. If you don’t know how to hold a board, you’re going to look phony. That’s was the biggest pressure for me was to have that respect and to look up to that. – John Robinson

137052. I think it will bring back discussion about Columbine. When Columbine happened it was the topic of the week, and we shouldn’t have just moved on to something else. Whether people like the film or not, it’s going to make them think about what happened. – John Robinson

137053. Columbine was so frightening. And the media took off with it, like everything else, so it instilled more fear in people. You’re looking around at school for kids like the ones who committed the shootings, and you feel wrong for doing that, you know? – John Robinson

137054. I felt like I was betraying my family. But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken. – John Robinson

137055. It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie. – John Robinson

137056. That’s libertarians for you – anarchists who want police protection from their slaves. – Kim Stanley Robinson

137057. You can’t get any movement larger than five people without including at least one flippin idiot. – Kim Stanley Robinson

137058. In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom. – Mary Robinson

137059. You know, people who almost – yeah, there’s a slight reluctance there – but there’s also an ambiguity. What are their morals? What is their code of living. What are they really doing here. And it is just interesting because it is never black or white. – Matt Robinson

137060. You know, that kind of coldness, you know. And I think, yeah, I think that definitely helped. The female characters on the show, you can see some of them wanting to know what makes him tick. And I guess that translates into some of the fans outside. You know? – Matt Robinson

137061. You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it’s the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that. – Matt Robinson

137062. The only thing you’re taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we’re all spiritual creatures. – Smokey Robinson

137063. You know what, I’m probably one of the most blessed people there’s ever been, and I thank God for it. – Smokey Robinson

137064. One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That’s not a myth. – Smokey Robinson

137065. Originally I was not writing songs for myself. – Smokey Robinson

137066. People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist. – Smokey Robinson

137067. So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that’s exactly how I approached it – only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God. – Smokey Robinson

137068. Songwriting is my gift from God. – Smokey Robinson

137069. That’s because we did not set out to make black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to. – Smokey Robinson

137070. There are very few courses around Detroit I haven’t played. – Smokey Robinson

137071. There’s so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don’t necessarily want to compete with those people. – Smokey Robinson

137072. We’re all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives. – Smokey Robinson

137073. We’re very physical creatures, and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves. – Smokey Robinson

137074. Once you’re a Motown artist, you’re always a Motown artist. – Smokey Robinson

137075. When you write a song, a song has longevity. – Smokey Robinson

137076. In fact, I wouldn’t really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album. – Smokey Robinson

137077. You know what, life is full of temptations. – Smokey Robinson

137078. When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I’m a flattered man, it’s a blessing to me. – Smokey Robinson

137079. I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record. – Smokey Robinson

137080. And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves. – Smokey Robinson

137081. As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this. – Smokey Robinson

137082. As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money. – Smokey Robinson

137083. Drugs are in every walk of life – doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school. – Smokey Robinson

137084. My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home. – Smokey Robinson

137085. Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I’ve ever done is a gift from God. – Smokey Robinson

137086. Once you’re a Motown artist, that’s your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day. – Smokey Robinson

137087. I don’t ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music. – Smokey Robinson

137088. I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists. – Smokey Robinson

137089. I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there. – Smokey Robinson

137090. I played golf all over Detroit. – Smokey Robinson

137091. I really haven’t strayed too far, musically, from my roots. – Smokey Robinson

137092. I’ve been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God. – Smokey Robinson

137093. Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots. – Smokey Robinson

137094. Even if I don’t release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential. – Smokey Robinson

137095. A beginning is the end of something, always. – Spider Robinson

137096. Erotica is pornography I am willing to publicly admit I like. – Spider Robinson

137097. Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity. – Spider Robinson

137098. Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened. – Spider Robinson

137099. To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will. – Sugar Ray Robinson

137100. You always say ‘I’ll quit when I start to slide’, and then one morning you wake up and realize you’ve done slid. – Sugar Ray Robinson

137101. My business is hurting people. – Sugar Ray Robinson

137102. I ain’t never liked violence. – Sugar Ray Robinson

137103. Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same; the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind. – Theodore Robinson

137104. There is always a delightful sense of movement, vibration and life. – Theodore Robinson

137105. I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go. – Theodore Robinson

137106. Widows are divided into two classes; the bereaved and the relieved. – Victor Robinson

137107. Modern Carpet Designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests. – William Heath Robinson

137108. The Preparatory Commission held a total of four sessions, the last of which took place just under two years after its creation, from 31 January to 14 February 1967. – Alfonso G. Robles

137109. The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories. – Alfonso G. Robles

137110. Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration. – Alfonso G. Robles

137111. From those few pending questions which the Commission would be called upon to solve at its fourth session, the most important one was the entry into force of the treaty. – Alfonso G. Robles

137112. Home advantage gives you an advantage. – Bobby Robson

137113. Practice makes permanent. – Bobby Robson

137114. The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important. – Bobby Robson

137115. Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result. – Bobby Robson

137116. Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn’t hurt you. Still, you always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism, I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U. – Bryan Robson

137117. In a way, certain sections of the media always wanted to knock me because I had captained my country and been skipper at Old Trafford. It was all a bit odd really. – Bryan Robson

137118. You can’t let players do what they wish and be professional. That’s a fact. As for the team, Boro had two internationals when I got there in 1995. Now they have more than 15. And they didn’t cost the fortune some suggest. – Bryan Robson

137119. That didn’t happen. Still, I had six pretty good years and one where I didn’t reach what I wanted for myself or the club. I don’t accept that makes you a bad manager or a poor coach. If that is the view I strongly disagree with it. – Bryan Robson

137120. Last season when things weren’t working out, I thought we needed a different voice around the place. – Bryan Robson

137121. In the end, a small section of the crowd, maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me. And that was it. Inside the club they know your best intentions, but the minority shout louder than the rest. – Bryan Robson

137122. I’ve left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do. Actually that’s not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they’d never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy. – Bryan Robson

137123. I was determined to get it right on the pitch. Then, if I had to leave at the end of the season, so be it. I never felt threatened or isolated by the arrangement. We worked together and it worked out. – Bryan Robson

137124. I had to make a change. It was no slight on my staff either. We’d all been at Boro for seven years. But certain players had got too familiar with the set-up. I had to turn it round. Terry was the one man I could think of to do it. So I went for him. – Bryan Robson

137125. Could I have walked out then? If I had, Terry wouldn’t have accepted the job. – Bryan Robson

137126. All the stuff about being a drinking club, or having players who were not good enough, I treat as rubbish. – Bryan Robson

137127. A lot of people, some of them close to me as well, have said that I sacrificed myself by doing what I did in bringing Terry on board. I didn’t see it that way. – Bryan Robson

137128. They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon. Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadn’t either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me. – Bryan Robson

137129. If I’d been able to put the collection together in one go, say over two years, we’d have had a special team, most wouldn’t stay. One or two glory seasons and they were off. To them, the north-east was too far out. They wanted to be with the big hitters. – Bryan Robson

137130. It’s interesting, because I tend to trust a man with big ears. – Mo Rocca

137131. When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny. – Mo Rocca

137132. The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don’t think it’s funny, but you’re convinced that other people will think it is, well they won’t. – Mo Rocca

137133. Politicians who wear little tennis socks with the balls at the back should not be taken seriously. – Mo Rocca

137134. No, no, no separate but equal… never the twain shall meet. And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show. – Mo Rocca

137135. It’s much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict. – Mo Rocca

137136. I’m in fact a hair under six feet, but I’m very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways. – Mo Rocca

137137. I can’t be everything to everyone. Send me your specs. – Mo Rocca

137138. I bruise like a grape. – Mo Rocca

137139. I am a kamikaze gadfly. – Mo Rocca

137140. Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy. – Mo Rocca

137141. Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out. – Mo Rocca

137142. It’s one of my favorite things to do, watch TV and stretch. I’m so flexible. I can put my legs behind my head. I want to be the most flexible person in the world. – Mo Rocca

137143. If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that, right or wrong, they hate the press. – Mo Rocca

137144. I’m in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world. To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice. – Zack de la Rocha

137145. One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds. – Zack de la Rocha

137146. Your anger is a gift. – Zack de la Rocha

137147. Half the lies our opponents tell about us are untrue. – Boyle Roche

137148. The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump. – Boyle Roche

137149. Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity? For what has posterity ever done for us? – Boyle Roche

137150. While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other. – Boyle Roche

137151. We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. – Boyle Roche

137152. The only thing to prevent what’s past is to put a stop to it before it happens. – Boyle Roche

137153. The cup of Ireland’s misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full. – Boyle Roche

137154. Ireland and England are like two sisters; I would have them embrace like one brother. – Boyle Roche

137155. I answer in the affirmative with an emphatic “No.” – Boyle Roche

137156. How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird? – Boyle Roche

137157. Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud. – Boyle Roche

137158. Every pint bottle should contain a quart. – Boyle Roche

137159. All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. – Boyle Roche

137160. It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137161. Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137162. In love we often doubt what we most believe. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137163. It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137164. It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long where it is not. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137165. It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137166. It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137167. It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137168. It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137169. It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one’s self. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137170. It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137171. It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one’s being clever. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137172. Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137173. In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137174. In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137175. In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137176. It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137177. If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137178. Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137179. Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137180. Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137181. In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137182. If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137183. It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137184. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137185. In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137186. If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137187. If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137188. If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137189. It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137190. It’s the height of folly to want to be the only wise one. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137191. It’s easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137192. If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137193. The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137194. The mind is always the patsy of the heart. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137195. The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137196. The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137197. The mind cannot long play the heart’s role. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137198. The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137199. The passions are the only orators which always persuade. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137200. The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137201. Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137202. The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137203. The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137204. Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137205. Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137206. Some people displease with merit, and others’ very faults and defects are pleasing. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137207. Taste may change, but inclination never. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137208. That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137209. Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137210. The accent of one’s birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one’s speech. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137211. The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137212. The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137213. The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137214. The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137215. The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137216. The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137217. The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137218. The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137219. The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137220. The heart is forever making the head its fool. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137221. The intellect is always fooled by the heart. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137222. The accent of a man’s native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137223. Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137224. Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137225. Usually we praise only to be praised. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137226. True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137227. Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137228. We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137229. To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137230. We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137231. Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137232. To know how to hide one’s ability is great skill. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137233. We always get bored with those whom we bore. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137234. We are all strong enough to bear other men’s misfortunes. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137235. Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137236. We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137237. We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137238. We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137239. We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137240. We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137241. We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137242. We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137243. We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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137244. There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137245. The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137246. The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137247. The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137248. The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137249. There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137250. There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137251. There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137252. There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137253. There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137254. Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137255. There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137256. Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137257. There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and resolution in the use of means. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137258. There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137259. There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137260. There is no better proof of a man’s being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137261. There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137262. There is nothing men are so generous of as advice. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137263. There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137264. They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137265. Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137266. There are heroes in evil as well as in good. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137267. When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137268. You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137269. We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137270. We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137271. Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137272. What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137273. What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137274. What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137275. What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137276. What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137277. We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137278. Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137279. We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137280. When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137281. When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137282. When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137283. When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137284. Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137285. Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137286. Women’s virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137287. Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137288. The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137289. What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137290. We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137291. We are very far from always knowing our own wishes. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137292. We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137293. We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137294. We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137295. We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137296. We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137297. We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137298. We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137299. We have no patience with other people’s vanity because it is offensive to our own. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137300. We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137301. We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love us more than we would have them do. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137302. We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137303. We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137304. We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137305. We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137306. We pardon to the extent that we love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137307. We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137308. We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137309. We say little, when vanity does not make us speak. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137310. We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137311. We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137312. We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look little in one that is too big for us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137313. How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person? – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137314. Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137315. Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137316. Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137317. Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137318. Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137319. He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137320. He who lives without folly isn’t so wise as he thinks. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137321. Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137322. Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137323. How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves? – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137324. Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137325. However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137326. However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137327. Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137328. Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137329. The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137330. Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137331. Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137332. Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137333. Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137334. Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137335. As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137336. A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137337. A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137338. A man’s worth has its season, like fruit. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137339. A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137340. A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137341. A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137342. A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137343. Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137344. All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137345. Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137346. As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137347. Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137348. Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137349. Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137350. Conceit causes more conversation than wit. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137351. Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137352. Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137353. Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137354. Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137355. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137356. I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don’t know where I would be without it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137357. As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137358. Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137359. Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137360. Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137361. Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137362. Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137363. Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137364. People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137365. However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137366. Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137367. Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137368. Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137369. People always complain about their memories, never about their minds. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137370. Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can’t quite name. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137371. Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137372. Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137373. Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137374. Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137375. Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137376. Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137377. Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137378. The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137379. Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137380. Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137381. Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137382. Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137383. People’s personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137384. Nature seems at each man’s birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137385. Only the contemptible fear contempt. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137386. Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137387. No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137388. No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137389. No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137390. Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137391. One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137392. Most people know no other way of judging men’s worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137393. Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137394. One forgives to the degree that one loves. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137395. On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137396. Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137397. Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137398. Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137399. Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137400. Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137401. Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137402. One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

137403. I was one of the founders in, in that, the three of us all had the, had the founder’s stock. – Arthur Rock

137404. My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation. – Arthur Rock

137405. Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It’s only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out. – Arthur Rock

137406. Well, I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. – Arthur Rock

137407. So I, I knew something in a business sense about semiconductors and I appreciated their possibilities. – Arthur Rock

137408. People come in with business plans and, I mean I know that no one is going to meet everything they say in a business plan but you got to have something to, to guide towards. – Arthur Rock

137409. Killing Intel, I, I just had to resign from the Apple Board. – Arthur Rock

137410. IBM decided they were going to enter the copying business in 1968. – Arthur Rock

137411. I think they, Peter McCullough was, turns out was not a good CEO. – Arthur Rock

137412. You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out. – Arthur Rock

137413. And what I’m interested in is investing in people. – Arthur Rock

137414. And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took an ad in all the newspapers, double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that they were now able to manufacture it and that they were going to kill Intel. – Arthur Rock

137415. And we invested three hundred thousand dollars, became the lead investor and I became Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems, as I was at Intel for a while. – Arthur Rock

137416. I mean I wasn’t a founder in the sense that I contributed anything scientifically but in the sense that I signed the corporation papers and, and owned founder’s stock. – Arthur Rock

137417. Right now, my job is that I’m like an ambulance chaser. I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them. – Chris Rock

137418. You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes. – Chris Rock

137419. Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know? – Chris Rock

137420. Who’s judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest! – Chris Rock

137421. Welcome to the 77th and last Oscars. – Chris Rock

137422. Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to. – Chris Rock

137423. Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special. – Chris Rock

137424. Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. – Chris Rock

137425. A white boy that makes C’s in college can make it to the White House. – Chris Rock

137426. A man is only as faithful as his options. – Chris Rock

137427. School shootings were invented by blacks… and stolen by the white man. – Chris Rock

137428. If a woman tells you she’s twenty and looks sixteen, she’s twelve. If she tells you she’s twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she’s damn near fourty. – Chris Rock

137429. Everyone has favorite criminals. Mine are pimps. We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs. Being a pimp is a whole other thing. – Chris Rock

137430. I live in a neighborhood so bad that you can get shot while getting shot. – Chris Rock

137431. I don’t get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there’s no rehab for stupidity. – Chris Rock

137432. Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn’t have any innocent bystanders. – Chris Rock

137433. George Bush hates midgets. – Chris Rock

137434. Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else. – Chris Rock

137435. I’m in show business… I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson. – Chris Rock

137436. There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments. – Chris Rock

137437. Being a father helps me be more responsible… you see more things than you’ve ever seen. – Kid Rock

137438. Are some women and children going to die? Yeah. But it’s doing the right thing. You got money, you sit around talking about peace. People who don’t have money need some help. – Kid Rock

137439. And there’s a feeling you get from making music that is unlike anything else in the world. – Kid Rock

137440. A lot of people told me that I’m committing musical suicide with my sound. – Kid Rock

137441. You’ve got to work hard for your success and you’ve got to have a steady presence. That’s the secret. – Kid Rock

137442. You know, when I started I liked Big Macs and Budweiser and I still like Big Macs and Budweiser. – Kid Rock

137443. They believed you can’t mix rock, country, and rap, and that crossover is dead. I always knew it would work. And it will always work as long as you’re really into it and like what you’re doing. – Kid Rock

137444. But I’m a great father. That’s why I got custody. – Kid Rock

137445. But honestly, it’s pretty weird; there are girls who’d do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don’t know what it is, but really, when you’re on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I’m not complaining! – Kid Rock

137446. Why does anything ever happen? Some things happen and some don’t. – Kid Rock

137447. I was the little white kid who rocked the turntables. – Kid Rock

137448. That’s why I called my record Devil Without a Cause – I’m a white boy who’s so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap. – Kid Rock

137449. That’s what I love from metal, and that’s what I love from hip-hop. That’s what I love from any music that’s hard, that’s got an edge to it-The attitude in it. – Kid Rock

137450. Rock ‘n’ roll is much easier if you’re white. – Kid Rock

137451. On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that’s not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it’s not what the majority of the country is thinking. – Kid Rock

137452. My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues. – Kid Rock

137453. My shows aren’t about trying to save some place, because I don’t feel that’s the right venue for it. That’s my politics right there: Don’t bring politics to my shows. – Kid Rock

137454. My past is a bit checkered. – Kid Rock

137455. It’s not that I’m Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes now, but I’ve got my priorities in order. – Kid Rock

137456. As far as my street cred goes, I’ll always have that, because I always hang with the kids. I’ll jump right off the stage and buy them a beer. I’ll be a star on stage, but I’ll always hang with the kids. – Kid Rock

137457. I’m actually a pretty decent human being, and when I’m home I’m straight as an arrow. – Kid Rock

137458. Europeans don’t seem to have the groupie mentality. – Kid Rock

137459. I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I’m happy to entertain people by being a star. – Kid Rock

137460. I think what I’ve learned out of this lifetime is you should be proud of where you come from. – Kid Rock

137461. I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns. – Kid Rock

137462. If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But… if it’s real, you’ll feel it. – Kid Rock

137463. Going out hanging out with the troops, and you know it’s kind of all summed up in the TV show, I don’t what else I can say about it. It’s a great thing to do, something I’m definitely proud of. – Kid Rock

137464. I think I did every drug known to mankind, smoked crack, boozed, dropped acid, you name it. – Kid Rock

137465. I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers. – Kid Rock

137466. I care less if I can’t be part of your scene because I am the scene. I am everything that is. – Kid Rock

137467. I could care less about what people think. I’m a Devil Without A Cause. – Kid Rock

137468. I didn’t come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I’m proud of that. – Kid Rock

137469. I didn’t want to go out and change anything. I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop. – Kid Rock

137470. I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs. – Kid Rock

137471. I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I’m white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them. – Kid Rock

137472. I never said I wanted to be around for a long time. I always said I wanted to be here for a good time. – Kid Rock

137473. I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living. – Kid Rock

137474. I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master. – David Rockefeller

137475. The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing. – David Rockefeller

137476. The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past. – David Rockefeller

137477. The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had. – David Rockefeller

137478. A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works. – David Rockefeller

137479. As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us. – David Rockefeller

137480. By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate. – David Rockefeller

137481. Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap. – David Rockefeller

137482. Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm. – David Rockefeller

137483. Money can add very much to one’s ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others. – David Rockefeller

137484. I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. – David Rockefeller

137485. You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. – David Rockefeller

137486. When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values. – David Rockefeller

137487. When I see something I like, I buy it, but I do not look for it madly. – David Rockefeller

137488. They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought. – David Rockefeller

137489. The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste. – David Rockefeller

137490. The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes. – David Rockefeller

137491. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being. – David Rockefeller

137492. Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector. – David Rockefeller

137493. Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility. – David Rockefeller

137494. My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale. – David Rockefeller

137495. Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic. – David Rockefeller

137496. Mother’s interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s. – David Rockefeller

137497. I owe much to mother. She had an expert’s understanding, but also approached art emotionally. – David Rockefeller

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137498. I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. – David Rockefeller

137499. I can only say that I have had a wonderful life. – David Rockefeller

137500. I do not like to be unkind. – David Rockefeller

137501. I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived. – David Rockefeller

137502. Mother’s taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S. – David Rockefeller

137503. I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels. – David Rockefeller

137504. I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image. – David Rockefeller

137505. I think I am basically a happy person. – David Rockefeller

137506. I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment. – David Rockefeller

137507. It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months. – David Rockefeller

137508. MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it. – David Rockefeller

137509. I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years. – David Rockefeller

137510. Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can’t make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence. – Jay Rockefeller

137511. One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world. – Jay Rockefeller

137512. The president’s economic plan doesn’t do enough to create new jobs and that has to be a national priority. While there are some signs the economy is improving, it is not translating into jobs. – Jay Rockefeller

137513. We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found. – Jay Rockefeller

137514. Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that. – Jay Rockefeller

137515. Allowing the U.N. into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international community as a whole is committed to bringing stability and safety to their country. – Jay Rockefeller

137516. We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created. – Jay Rockefeller

137517. One of my problems, so to speak, is that, in America, we tend to thing in relatively short-term. In the Middle East and Asia and other parts of the world, they think in terms of centuries or 500 years or 1,000 years. – Jay Rockefeller

137518. Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing. – John D. Rockefeller

137519. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. – John D. Rockefeller

137520. I have ways of making money that you know nothing of. – John D. Rockefeller

137521. I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake. – John D. Rockefeller

137522. I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts. – John D. Rockefeller

137523. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D. Rockefeller

137524. It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. – John D. Rockefeller

137525. I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living. – John D. Rockefeller

137526. Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D. Rockefeller

137527. The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. – John D. Rockefeller

137528. The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character. – John D. Rockefeller

137529. The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it? – John D. Rockefeller

137530. The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. – John D. Rockefeller

137531. If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. – John D. Rockefeller

137532. Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in. – John D. Rockefeller

137533. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. – John D. Rockefeller

137534. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller

137535. Competition is a sin. – John D. Rockefeller

137536. I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller

137537. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

137538. Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive. – John D. Rockefeller

137539. Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller

137540. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller

137541. Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller

137542. I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. – John D. Rockefeller

137543. I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. – John D. Rockefeller

137544. Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. – John D. Rockefeller

137545. There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and “how well you look”. – Nelson Rockefeller

137546. America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning. – Nelson Rockefeller

137547. It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it. – Nelson Rockefeller

137548. The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything. – Nelson Rockefeller

137549. The chief problem of low-income farmers is poverty. – Nelson Rockefeller

137550. Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love. – Nelson Rockefeller

137551. I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values. – Winthrop Rockefeller

137552. I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice. – Winthrop Rockefeller

137553. Today is a great day, not only of healing and reconciliation, but also coming together. I’m so glad the whole Little Rock Nine was alive and here to see this. – Winthrop Rockefeller

137554. The success of each is dependent upon the success of the other. – John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

137555. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. – John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

137556. Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up. – Knute Rockne

137557. One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach. – Knute Rockne

137558. On the road we’re somebody else’s guests – and we play in a way that they’re not going to forget we visited them. – Knute Rockne

137559. Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices. – Knute Rockne

137560. It’s my show. – Knute Rockne

137561. If we’re a hit, let ’em say anything they want. – Knute Rockne

137562. If I flop, let ’em pan me. – Knute Rockne

137563. I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players. – Knute Rockne

137564. I’m getting sick and tired of doing anything half-way. – Knute Rockne

137565. I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say. – Knute Rockne

137566. One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. – Knute Rockne

137567. Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes. – Knute Rockne

137568. Let’s win one for the Gipper. – Knute Rockne

137569. Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third. – Knute Rockne

137570. Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. – Knute Rockne

137571. At home we’re the hosts, and I never liked the idea of being embarrased in front of our friends. – Knute Rockne

137572. A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players. – Knute Rockne

137573. Generalities don’t count and won’t help you in football. – Knute Rockne

137574. We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains. – Knute Rockne

137575. It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it. – Knute Rockne

137576. You know, I’ve been attending so many banquets that I know what they’re going to serve before I get there. – Knute Rockne

137577. Yes, I now that you feel you are not strong enough. That’s what the enemy thinks too. But we’re gonna fool them. – Knute Rockne

137578. Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public’s enthusiasm. – Knute Rockne

137579. Win or lose, do it fairly. – Knute Rockne

137580. Play like you’re positive on the victory, even though they’re leading big now. – Knute Rockne

137581. We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose. – Knute Rockne

137582. There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve. – Knute Rockne

137583. The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. – Knute Rockne

137584. The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception. – Knute Rockne

137585. Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure. – Knute Rockne

137586. When you were riding on the crest of a wave, youwere most likely to be missing out on something. – Knute Rockne

137587. Jews talk a lot about God. But actually their god, just like Marx said, is money. Cash! – George Lincoln Rockwell

137588. We must make it an imperative duty of our government to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America and to insure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, wholesome environment for our people. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137589. White Man, let us stand together to secure the survival of your people and my people, for they are one and the same – they are our beloved, miraculous, wonderful, blessed and masterful white race! – George Lincoln Rockwell

137590. We must have an America in which White men and women can live and work, in their homes and in the streets of our cities, without fear. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137591. I just think you people would be happier back in Africa where you came from. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137592. Being prepared to die is one of the great secrets of living. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137593. We march and fight, to death or on to victory. Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail. Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell. No shot or shell, can still our mighty song. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137594. We must have a foreign policy which is based only on the long-term interests of our race, not on the interest of other races or on economic considerations or anything else. – George Lincoln Rockwell

137595. Things aren’t much wilder now, I don’t think, than they were back then. Of course I just read about all the goings-on now. Ha. – Norman Rockwell

137596. Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible. – Norman Rockwell

137597. Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven’t been around that long. Not quite. – Norman Rockwell

137598. Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator. I’m not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life. – Norman Rockwell

137599. Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable. – Norman Rockwell

137600. You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you’ll get a natural expression. – Norman Rockwell

137601. The ’20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we’re in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it. – Norman Rockwell

137602. The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. – Norman Rockwell

137603. Very interesting for an old duffer like me to try his hand at something new. If I don’t do that once in a while, I might just turn into a fossil, you know! – Norman Rockwell

137604. When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life. – Norman Rockwell

137605. It wouldn’t be right for me to clown around when I’m painting a president. – Norman Rockwell

137606. My best efforts were some modern things that looked like very lousy Matisses. Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy, and leave Paris. – Norman Rockwell

137607. The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I’d whip out the paints and really go to it. – Norman Rockwell

137608. I didn’t know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he’d be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting him. – Norman Rockwell

137609. It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren’t far away. – Norman Rockwell

137610. A face in the picture would bother me, so I’d rub it out with the turpentine and do it over. – Norman Rockwell

137611. No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He’s got to put all his talent and feeling into them! – Norman Rockwell

137612. I had a couple of million dollars’ worth of… stock once. And now it’s not worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn’t born to be rich. – Norman Rockwell

137613. I learned to draw everything except glamorous women. No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy, they always ended up looking silly… or like somebody’s mother. – Norman Rockwell

137614. I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I’m doing so I’ll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject’s personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him. – Norman Rockwell

137615. I’ll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I’d like to. – Norman Rockwell

137616. I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays! – Norman Rockwell

137617. I’m the oldest antique in town. – Norman Rockwell

137618. Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor’s. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out. – Norman Rockwell

137619. I’m tired, but proud. – Norman Rockwell

137620. Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn’t know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn. – Norman Rockwell

137621. I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I’d love it if the critics would notice me, too. – Norman Rockwell

137622. A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away. – Gene Roddenberry

137623. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before. – Gene Roddenberry

137624. Time is the fire in which we burn. – Gene Roddenberry

137625. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. – Gene Roddenberry

137626. At one point in your life, you’ll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t. – Andy Roddick

137627. When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away. – Andy Roddick

137628. You know, you can only throw in so many haymakers before one misses and you get knocked out. – Andy Roddick

137629. You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park. – Andy Roddick

137630. I’m not going to go run and hide because I’m catching some heat. I’m not going to stay at home and pout. – Andy Roddick

137631. Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich… My mother’s is the best. I’ve tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it’s never the same. – Andy Roddick

137632. My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it’s more letting them know that I’m not going to let them get away with something, and I’m not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies. – Andy Roddick

137633. Having two older brothers is a healthy reminder that you’re always closer to the bottom than you are to the top. – Andy Roddick

137634. The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn’t one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away. – Anita Roddick

137635. Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. – Anita Roddick

137636. Over the past decade… while many businesses have pursued what I call ‘business as usual,’ I have been part of a different, smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda. – Anita Roddick

137637. Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses, who’s going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics, and it’s more powerful than religion. So it’s going to have to be the vigilante consumer. – Anita Roddick

137638. The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don’t tend to support big agencies. – Anita Roddick

137639. The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. – Anita Roddick

137640. Years ago nobody was elected on the economic ticket. It was either the education platform, or it was health or it was other issues. It is only recently that economic values have superceded every other human value. – Anita Roddick

137641. Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice. – Anita Roddick

137642. The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970’s. – Anita Roddick

137643. There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it. – Anita Roddick

137644. When you run an entrepreneurial business, you have hurry sickness – you don’t look back, you advance and consolidate. But it is such fun. – Anita Roddick

137645. Look at the Quakers – they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in. – Anita Roddick

137646. The market controls everything, but the market has no heart. – Anita Roddick

137647. All through history, there have always been movements where business was not just about the accumulation of proceeds but also for the public good. – Anita Roddick

137648. If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. – Anita Roddick

137649. If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management. – Anita Roddick

137650. If I can’t do something for the public good, what the hell am I doing? – Anita Roddick

137651. I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in. – Anita Roddick

137652. I traveled enormously during the 1960’s, when you measured everything by where you traveled and what you did as travelers. – Anita Roddick

137653. I didn’t go to business school, didn’t care about financial stuff and the stock market. – Anita Roddick

137654. I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently… This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten. – Anita Roddick

137655. But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth. – Anita Roddick

137656. But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want. – Anita Roddick

137657. At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that. – Anita Roddick

137658. If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. – Anita Roddick

137659. I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn’t about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble. – Anita Roddick

137660. I’ll take being on Baywatch over being Prom Queen any day. – Brande Roderick

137661. To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year – but for a lifetime. – Bill Rodgers

137662. The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport. – Bill Rodgers

137663. The marathon can humble you. – Bill Rodgers

137664. I want to run until I can’t run. – Bill Rodgers

137665. My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble. – Bill Rodgers

137666. Every race is totally different. – Bill Rodgers

137667. My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled. – Bill Rodgers

137668. My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated. – Bill Rodgers

137669. If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk. – Bill Rodgers

137670. You cannot always run at your best. – Bill Rodgers

137671. I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results. – Bill Rodgers

137672. I ran my fastest marathon in the rain. – Bill Rodgers

137673. Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s. – Bill Rodgers

137674. Anybody can be a runner… We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport. – Bill Rodgers

137675. Being a runner means you are now “free” to win and lose and live life to its fullest. – Bill Rodgers

137676. I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes. – Bill Rodgers

137677. I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc. – Bill Rodgers

137678. I believe you’ll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis. – Bill Rodgers

137679. Hills are terrific for running. – Bill Rodgers

137680. I like rain, actually. – Bill Rodgers

137681. With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together. – Nile Rodgers

137682. It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair. – Nile Rodgers

137683. You can fool a person into going to see a movie with a good trailer. – Nile Rodgers

137684. I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak. – Nile Rodgers

137685. Bands always call me when they are in need of a boost and I come in and put them back on top. – Nile Rodgers

137686. Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. – Nile Rodgers

137687. Art is something that opens up and enhances your emotions and that’s what I like to think I’m doing. – Nile Rodgers

137688. Any real record person knows that the number one most powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition. – Nile Rodgers

137689. Music is the one part of the entertainment business where you can’t fool anybody into buying a record. – Nile Rodgers

137690. What’s wrong with sweetness and light? It’s been around quite awhile. – Richard Rodgers

137691. I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need. – Auguste Rodin

137692. The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. – Auguste Rodin

137693. True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure. – Auguste Rodin

137694. To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. – Auguste Rodin

137695. To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth. – Auguste Rodin

137696. There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect. – Auguste Rodin

137697. The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others. – Auguste Rodin

137698. The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. – Auguste Rodin

137699. Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. – Auguste Rodin

137700. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Auguste Rodin

137701. Nobody does good to men with impunity. – Auguste Rodin

137702. Man’s naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages. – Auguste Rodin

137703. Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about. He’s not interested in how things look different in moonlight. – Auguste Rodin

137704. Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated. – Auguste Rodin

137705. I invent nothing, I rediscover. – Auguste Rodin

137706. For years the league has thought I’ve been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true. – Dennis Rodman

137707. A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph. – Dennis Rodman

137708. As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want. – Dennis Rodman

137709. I don’t feel anything when I watch Shaquille O’Neal play. I don’t feel anything coming off him. – Dennis Rodman

137710. I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money. – Dennis Rodman

137711. I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination. – Dennis Rodman

137712. I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape. – Dennis Rodman

137713. I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game. – Dennis Rodman

137714. I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas. – Dennis Rodman

137715. I learned a lot I wouldn’t have learned roaming the streets of Dallas. – Dennis Rodman

137716. I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women. – Dennis Rodman

137717. I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game. – Dennis Rodman

137718. I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in ’95. – Dennis Rodman

137719. Fifty percent of life in the N.B.A. is sex. The other fifty percent is money. – Dennis Rodman

137720. I don’t fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I’ve been punished financially for it. – Dennis Rodman

137721. At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns. – Dennis Rodman

137722. I didn’t want to be known as Madonna’s playboy, her boy toy. – Dennis Rodman

137723. I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway. – Dennis Rodman

137724. I can’t begin to describe the amount of crap I’ve taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter. – Dennis Rodman

137725. I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire. – Dennis Rodman

137726. I’ve been homeless. I’ve worked at 7-Eleven. – Dennis Rodman

137727. For five years I’ve felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do. – Dennis Rodman

137728. Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet? – Dennis Rodman

137729. Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me. – Dennis Rodman

137730. Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something. – Dennis Rodman

137731. Black culture is something I don’t relate to much at all. – Dennis Rodman

137732. I don’t trust what this life has given me. – Dennis Rodman

137733. Wherever there’s money, there’s drugs, so to say drugs don’t exist in the NBA would be stupid. – Dennis Rodman

137734. The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don’t become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren’t able to mold and shape and make their puppet. – Dennis Rodman

137735. There is so much hypocrisy in sports. – Dennis Rodman

137736. There’s one thing everyone should understand: I like my character. – Dennis Rodman

137737. They didn’t have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas. – Dennis Rodman

137738. I wear women’s leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie. – Dennis Rodman

137739. This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. – Dennis Rodman

137740. The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound. – Dennis Rodman

137741. When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young. – Dennis Rodman

137742. They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you’re looking at him. Elvis isn’t dead; he just changed color. – Dennis Rodman

137743. Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in? – Dennis Rodman

137744. Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women. – Dennis Rodman

137745. With me, everything’s right on the table. – Dennis Rodman

137746. You can love me or you can hate me. – Dennis Rodman

137747. You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides. – Dennis Rodman

137748. I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks. – Dennis Rodman

137749. I’m the basketball version of a gravedigger. – Dennis Rodman

137750. I’m not one of those leeching sons of bitches. I want to earn everything I get. – Dennis Rodman

137751. I’ll be the judge of my own manliness. – Dennis Rodman

137752. To hang out in a gay bar or put on a sequined halter top makes me feel like a total person. – Dennis Rodman

137753. I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge. – Dennis Rodman

137754. The NBA’s chosen ones think I’m setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously. – Dennis Rodman

137755. I’m nothing more than a sports slave. – Dennis Rodman

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137756. I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered. – Dennis Rodman

137757. I’m trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive. – Dennis Rodman

137758. I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart. – Dennis Rodman

137759. If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem. – Dennis Rodman

137760. If you’re going to have sex, use a condom. – Dennis Rodman

137761. In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged. – Dennis Rodman

137762. Karl Malone’s too high-class for a bum like me. – Dennis Rodman

137763. My feet are like gnarled old tree branches. – Dennis Rodman

137764. My rookie year, I was very immature. – Dennis Rodman

137765. The doors fly open when you’re a professional athlete. – Dennis Rodman

137766. The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you’re the property of that team for 24 hours a day. – Dennis Rodman

137767. If I want to wear a dress, I’ll wear a dress. – Dennis Rodman

137768. Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had. – Frances Rodman

137769. Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows. – Frances Rodman

137770. The problem with speeches isn’t so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin. – Frances Rodman

137771. Many after-dinner speakers remind us that to err is human. – Frances Rodman

137772. Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again. – Frances Rodman

137773. Think twice before you speak – and you’ll find everyone talking about something else. – Frances Rodman

137774. No one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence. – Caesar Rodney

137775. Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance. – Alex Rodriguez

137776. I had a great year and left my guts out on the field. – Alex Rodriguez

137777. I just don’t see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for? – Alex Rodriguez

137778. It’s tougher when you’re established. Before, I’d see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better. – Alex Rodriguez

137779. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. – Alex Rodriguez

137780. This is how I define grace: you’re on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That’s where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I’m prepared. – Alex Rodriguez

137781. When Lee and Jack win, it is good for golf. When I win, it is better. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137782. Golf is a thinking man’s game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don’t know what to do with them, you’ve got troubles. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137783. I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137784. I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137785. No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137786. Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137787. The sweetest two words are ‘next time.’ The sourest word is ‘if.’ – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137788. When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137789. Golf is the only sport that a professional can enjoy playing with his friends. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

137790. I’ve been looking forward to doing an album, but it’s really sad to see how many doors have been closed because of the gay thing. I thought it was about the music. – Jai Rodriguez

137791. I’ve done the gay, over-the-top guy. I want to jump into another show where I wear pants for the majority of the time. – Jai Rodriguez

137792. It’s interesting to see how we are all uniquely different. – Jai Rodriguez

137793. Just because you are out doesn’t make you the poster boy for the gay community. – Jai Rodriguez

137794. My mom doesn’t get the whole gay thing, but she loves me. – Jai Rodriguez

137795. My mother thought me being gay was a death sentence. – Jai Rodriguez

137796. I’m more of a culture hummingbird. – Jai Rodriguez

137797. Our show is about starting over. – Jai Rodriguez

137798. I have no apologies. – Jai Rodriguez

137799. Not everyone is nice and good to work with or grateful for the experience. – Jai Rodriguez

137800. I was the star of the choir. – Jai Rodriguez

137801. I was raised thinking I’d burn in hell for being gay, but I didn’t have a choice. It’s just who I am. – Jai Rodriguez

137802. I like bringing smiles to people’s faces. – Jai Rodriguez

137803. I have to stay humble. I’m just a normal human with a job that is televised. – Jai Rodriguez

137804. When Queer Eye hit, the church told my mom they were praying for me. She said, God loves him too. And I support him 100 percent. – Jai Rodriguez

137805. I had said to some pastor that I was having thoughts, and the church turned on me. They went to my mom and said, So sorry about your son. – Jai Rodriguez

137806. I consider myself gay because at the end of the night, that’s who I want to cuddle with. But when I go out, I go to straight clubs. – Jai Rodriguez

137807. At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest, I am shocked they let us do it. – Jai Rodriguez

137808. As the universe accepted our show, more people began to accept me. – Jai Rodriguez

137809. All things just keep getting better. – Jai Rodriguez

137810. I know I’m on a small cable reality show. I’m realistic where I stand in the scheme of things. – Jai Rodriguez

137811. The number of Latino roles is very limited, and it’s unfortunate there isn’t more color-blind casting. – Jai Rodriguez

137812. I write poetry in order to live more fully. – Judith Rodriguez

137813. I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then. – Michelle Rodriguez

137814. Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic. – Michelle Rodriguez

137815. When I was about, I’d say, 18 or 19 years old, I wanted to be a part of the CIA just because they know those intimate secrets… So I was just always into knowing. I like to know things. – Michelle Rodriguez

137816. Until they come up with an independent woman who’s on an adventure of her own, I don’t think I’m interested. – Michelle Rodriguez

137817. They didn’t train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really. – Michelle Rodriguez

137818. The whole surf culture is starting to embrace women a lot more. – Michelle Rodriguez

137819. The only place that I’d be worried about being typecast is the independent film world. – Michelle Rodriguez

137820. The Dewey decimal system really works. So that’s all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that. – Michelle Rodriguez

137821. The best part of making the movies… learning from the pros themselves. – Michelle Rodriguez

137822. It’s the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it. – Michelle Rodriguez

137823. I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That’s the kind of movies I want to make. – Michelle Rodriguez

137824. I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing happened and I felt powerless. So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie. It’s kind of fluffy. – Michelle Rodriguez

137825. I was born in Texas and I lived there ’till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew. – Michelle Rodriguez

137826. I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn’t want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you’re going, so I’m like, working it honey! – Michelle Rodriguez

137827. I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn’t know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it. – Michelle Rodriguez

137828. I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that’s the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man. – Michelle Rodriguez

137829. I learned that you can make a sci-fi film that is satisfying overseas. European people have everything in check. I’d make every sci-fi film in Europe. They only work 14 hours a day. After that, it’s overtime. – Michelle Rodriguez

137830. I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn’t know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them. – Michelle Rodriguez

137831. I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times. – Michelle Rodriguez

137832. I do have a delicate side. – Michelle Rodriguez

137833. I didn’t know how to box so I would have looked like a complete street fighter actually, but what we did have to do was pick up some sides and then just memorize them within two days and go there and audition. – Michelle Rodriguez

137834. I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino. That’s sweet. – Michelle Rodriguez

137835. I also love the makers of South Park, because they’re political, strong, and they’re making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama. – Michelle Rodriguez

137836. Going to car racing school was phenomenal. – Michelle Rodriguez

137837. Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don’t think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there’s always a library. – Michelle Rodriguez

137838. I’m a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress. – Michelle Rodriguez

137839. I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field… It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end. – Michelle Rodriguez

137840. People forget we come from an embryo and we’re part sperm and part ovary. We have both sides in us. – Michelle Rodriguez

137841. Animals don’t have anyone to protect them. If we don’t stand up, the people who are harming animals will never get stopped. – Paul Rodriguez

137842. Everybody really needs to laugh… If you don’t laugh, you’re not going to live long. – Paul Rodriguez

137843. Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game. – Paul Rodriguez

137844. Sometimes I think war is God’s way of teaching us geography. – Paul Rodriguez

137845. The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don’t want to do anything that’s too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it’s really not worth doing. – Robert Rodriguez

137846. What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really pushes it in a way that you can’t imagine until you come up with the idea. It’s idea-based. You can do anything. – Robert Rodriguez

137847. Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen. – Robert Rodriguez

137848. Don’t give me any money, don’t give me any people, but give freedom, and I’ll give you a movie that looks gigantic. – Robert Rodriguez

137849. Don’t be told something is impossible. There’s always a way. – Robert Rodriguez

137850. In or orchestra we have many nationalities, types, and temperaments. – Artur Rodzinski

137851. Only when every one of us and every nation learns the secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra, following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all. – Artur Rodzinski

137852. I often wonder if we could not solve the world’s problems on a similar basis of harmony. – Artur Rodzinski

137853. I did nothing but work. I made work my hobby. I was lucky that way. – Mary Roebling

137854. There was a village watercolour society and they’d come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously. – Nicolas Roeg

137855. I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn’t in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look. – Nicolas Roeg

137856. You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me. – Nicolas Roeg

137857. Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs. – Nicolas Roeg

137858. They think something’s gone wrong, but in Don’t Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It’s the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who’s investigating the two women. – Nicolas Roeg

137859. But in marketing, the familiar is everything, and that is controlled by the studio. That is reaching its apogee now. – Nicolas Roeg

137860. Any change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar. – Nicolas Roeg

137861. The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don’t know them, then something is missing. – Nicolas Roeg

137862. Children’s finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn’t. – Nicolas Roeg

137863. Fear has many faces. – Nicolas Roeg

137864. In life, we all learn from everyone. – Nicolas Roeg

137865. Marketing is a very good thing, but it shouldn’t control everything. It should be the tool, not that which dictates. – Nicolas Roeg

137866. Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads. I’ve never storyboarded anything. I like the idea of chance. What makes God laugh is people who make plans. – Nicolas Roeg

137867. The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting – 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors. – Nicolas Roeg

137868. Movies are not scripts – movies are films; they’re not books, they’re not the theatre. – Nicolas Roeg

137869. And later I thought, I can’t think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography. – Nicolas Roeg

137870. You can’t take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later. – Richard Roeper

137871. Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy. – Richard Roeper

137872. Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. – Richard Roeper

137873. I’ve been playing Texas Hold ’em and other forms of poker since I was about 12. – Richard Roeper

137874. Men’s magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women’s magazines also often feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day. – Richard Roeper

137875. You’re not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker. – Richard Roeper

137876. When we root-root-root for the home team, we’re rooting for our home as much as the team. – Richard Roeper

137877. Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late ’60s, early ’70s for a long time as a new location. – Richard Roeper

137878. Wal-Mart doesn’t really care about your faith. Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend, and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make. – Richard Roeper

137879. The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns. – Richard Roeper

137880. That’s why I’ve always been appreciative of truly creative radio commercials. – Richard Roeper

137881. Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That’s why they call it gambling, and that’s why they keep flipping over the cards. – Richard Roeper

137882. On first blush, Hold ’em seems like a ridiculously simple game. – Richard Roeper

137883. I came to love, I came into my own. – Theodore Roethke

137884. I learn by going where I have to go. – Theodore Roethke

137885. A mind too active is no mind at all. – Theodore Roethke

137886. God bless the roots! Body and soul are one. – Theodore Roethke

137887. A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait. – Theodore Roethke

137888. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. – Theodore Roethke

137889. Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. – Theodore Roethke

137890. Love is not love until love’s vulnerable. – Theodore Roethke

137891. Love begets love. This torment is my joy. – Theodore Roethke

137892. The soul has many motions, body one. – Theodore Roethke

137893. What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance. – Theodore Roethke

137894. Time marks us while we are marking time. – Theodore Roethke

137895. What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible. – Theodore Roethke

137896. To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don’t really worry that much about what other people think of me. – Joe Rogan

137897. Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD. – Joe Rogan

137898. If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it? – Joe Rogan

137899. Being a celebrity or anything else where you’re really ambitious, it’s really a game to see how successful you can get. – Joe Rogan

137900. The Comedy Store in LA, it’s a really loose room and it’s really dark and creepy and a great place to explore your own thoughts onstage. – Joe Rogan

137901. Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken. – Joe Rogan

137902. When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it. They enjoy it. – Joe Rogan

137903. The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone. – Joe Rogan

137904. The misconception is that standup comics are always on. I don’t know any really funny comics that are annoying and constantly trying to be funny all the time. – Joe Rogan

137905. I really never had any ambitions to be a standup comic. I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with. – Joe Rogan

137906. I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking. – Joe Rogan

137907. I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly. It was a dream gig. – Joe Rogan

137908. I don’t care if you’re gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It’s all an illusion. – Joe Rogan

137909. Have you ever talked to someone, and you’re not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that. – Joe Rogan

137910. Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it’s very specialized and varied in it’s content, but generic in it’s title. – Joe Rogan

137911. Richard Pryor is, in my mind, the most honest comedian. He bared his soul to people. I think that’s why everybody loved him so much. – Joe Rogan

137912. If you can lie, you can act, and if you can lie to crazy girlfriends, you can act under pressure. – Joe Rogan

137913. It never hurt Lenny Bruce’s career to get arrested for swearing. It did back in the time, but he broke those doors down by doing the stuff that he believed in. – Joe Rogan

137914. It’s painful for me to watch someone who isn’t funny. It’s horrifying to sit in the back and watch some guy who just totally sucks. – Joe Rogan

137915. My act is so completely and totally uncensored that the only way I could really pull it off is if I treat the audience like they’re my best friends. – Joe Rogan

137916. Never stay in a bad marriage, and don’t hang around with psycho coke fiends. – Joe Rogan

137917. Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out. – Joe Rogan

137918. People want their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to get it. – Joe Rogan

137919. After this whole acting thing is over and done, you eventually have to be human. Some people are never human. It’s very weird. – Joe Rogan

137920. That’s my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard. – Joe Rogan

137921. The audience changes every night. You’re the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh. – Joe Rogan

137922. If someone plays a brooding actor in a film, people think they’re brooding all the time. – Joe Rogan

137923. I’m a huge Groucho fan. There were some great comic minds that would transfer into any generation, and Groucho is certainly one of them. – Joe Rogan

137924. I wouldn’t totally rule out doing Letterman or the Tonight Show if I had a set that I just happened to write that I thought was funny but was still appropriate for network censors. But I’m not going to go out of my way. – Joe Rogan

137925. I talk so much about sex that girls just want to meet me. – Joe Rogan

137926. People for the most part can smell lies. – Joe Rogan

137927. I believe that the testing of the student’s achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. – Carl Rogers

137928. The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true. – Carl Rogers

137929. The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. – Carl Rogers

137930. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers

137931. The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it. – Carl Rogers

137932. When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic. – Carl Rogers

137933. With the price of life these days, you’ve got to get everything for free you can. – Carl Rogers

137934. In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness. – Carl Rogers

137935. In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth? – Carl Rogers

137936. The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers

137937. But do not understand me as saying, or for one moment suggesting, that women legislators should confine themselves to doing only social service work. Not at all. – Edith Rogers

137938. I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions. – Edith Rogers

137939. The farm women are extremely well organized and are bound to be heard from. – Edith Rogers

137940. Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. – Fred Rogers

137941. How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us. – Fred Rogers

137942. I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. – Fred Rogers

137943. Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. – Fred Rogers

137944. Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. – Fred Rogers

137945. You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable. – Fred Rogers

137946. I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. – Fred Rogers

137947. My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left! – Ginger Rogers

137948. My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months. – Ginger Rogers

137949. Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can’t talk and dance at the same time. – Ginger Rogers

137950. The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. – Ginger Rogers

137951. When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction. – Ginger Rogers

137952. Is there any more important problem than our lack of need-based scholarships? I think not. – James E. Rogers

137953. Nevada has a world-class economy. It will only build a world-class culture with world-class research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute. – James E. Rogers

137954. Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university. – James E. Rogers

137955. I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility. – James E. Rogers

137956. If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive. – James E. Rogers

137957. Higher education is not growing fast enough to meet the needs of Nevada. – James E. Rogers

137958. It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition. – James E. Rogers

137959. It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women’s potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential? – James E. Rogers

137960. When in doubt, one can rarely go wrong by going public. – James E. Rogers

137961. I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens. – James E. Rogers

137962. You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote. – James E. Rogers

137963. No individual has a vested right to a job when that individual fails to perform adequately. – James E. Rogers

137964. No state legislature ever built a great university. – James E. Rogers

137965. We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy. – James E. Rogers

137966. The new rule of thumb is that 80% of a president’s time must be spent in raising funds for their schools. – James E. Rogers

137967. To the extent that tenure supports academic freedom, I support tenure. I want no person or system to have any power, real or apparent, to chill academic freedom. – James E. Rogers

137968. If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the major developed countries, continues, there will be no Japanese. Who will pay the enormous debt? – Jim Rogers

137969. Historically, there has been a bull market in commodities every 20 or 30 years. – Jim Rogers

137970. Most of my thoughts, you couldn’t print. – Jim Rogers

137971. Right now I own shares of companies in 28 countries. – Jim Rogers

137972. The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt. – Jim Rogers

137973. You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch. My guess is many analysts and even executives are too young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be. They will soon. – Jim Rogers

137974. I think this is also a great time to invest in private equity, helping companies grow from the ground up. – Jim Rogers

137975. Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up. – Jim Rogers

137976. Index investing outperforms active management year after year. – Jim Rogers

137977. Get inside information from the president and you will probably lose half your money. If you get it from the chairman of the board, you will lose all of your money. – Jim Rogers

137978. Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows. – Jim Rogers

137979. Commodities tend to zig when the equity markets zag. – Jim Rogers

137980. Do not buy the hype from Wall St. and the press that stocks always go up. There are long periods when stocks do nothing and other investments are better. – Jim Rogers

137981. Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is. – Kenny Rogers

137982. Know when to hold ‘um, know when to fold ‘um and know when to walk away from cameramen. – Kenny Rogers

137983. There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity. – Kenny Rogers

137984. You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run. – Kenny Rogers

137985. Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great. – Kenny Rogers

137986. Honda opened its first assembly line in Lincoln in November 2001. – Mike Rogers

137987. Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans, respect and value the meaning of decency, and appreciate public institutions that reflect the common values of our society. – Mike Rogers

137988. Alabama farmers want a chance to complete fairly in Japan, but they can’t if the Japanese won’t let us in. – Mike Rogers

137989. Although I may find the type of programming seen during the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards disgusting and disturbing, we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms so clearly outlined in our Constitution, including a healthy and free press. – Mike Rogers

137990. As the Pentagon makes plans for the largest troop rotation since World War II, I will work with the Armed Services Committee to help make this proposal a reality. – Mike Rogers

137991. Beginning in June, Alabama seniors previously without prescription drug coverage should begin to see savings of between 10 and 25 percent on their medications. – Mike Rogers

137992. Brown v. Board helped unite us all, and gave us all great pride knowing we all are truly E Pluribus Unum – one people out of many. – Mike Rogers

137993. Brown v. Board is the foundation by which all Americans can look for hope – hope for their children, hope for their families, and hope for a better future. – Mike Rogers

137994. Given Ivan’s size and power, we must remain vigilant. – Mike Rogers

137995. Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs. – Mike Rogers

137996. I am proud that we worked so hard to improve seniors’ lives. – Mike Rogers

137997. I can only hope the federal aid made available today will be sufficient in our recovery efforts, and pray that our citizens continue to be safe from the fallout of this dangerous natural disaster. – Mike Rogers

137998. I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come, and I told them I would fight for a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare. – Mike Rogers

137999. In our post-9/11 world, our Nation’s military deserves, at least the same access to institutions of higher education that any other major employer might enjoy. – Mike Rogers

138000. It is hard to imagine 10 years is not quite long enough to learn a lesson. – Mike Rogers

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