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180000 famous quotes part 14 – 13001 to 14000

13001. I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film. – Kabir Bedi

13002. I’m not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days. – Kabir Bedi

13003. It’s not every day people fly you to New York for auditions. – Samantha Bee

13004. I never believe them when they say that because you really have to sort of be aware of what’s going on in the news in order to get the jokes on the show. – Samantha Bee

13005. I think NASCAR’s coming to Canada now so it’ll take on a whole new relevance. Be afraid. – Samantha Bee

13006. I think the show does better with newsmakers and politicians than it does with actors. – Samantha Bee

13007. I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada. – Samantha Bee

13008. If it wasn’t for what goes on in the world of politics, we wouldn’t really have much of a show. – Samantha Bee

13009. It’s great when you have people who will speak passionately and honestly about what they are doing. – Samantha Bee

13010. Don’t judge me. I made a lot of money. – Samantha Bee

13011. Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people. – Samantha Bee

13012. The best part about poker is there’s no down side. – Samantha Bee

13013. There are some people who believe that these are not real stories with real people, but they actually are. – Samantha Bee

13014. You have to be willing to ask questions that almost no one else would ask. – Samantha Bee

13015. It was only a few years ago that I couldn’t get hired to save my life. – Samantha Bee

13016. A lot of funny stuff happens in Canada. – Samantha Bee

13017. I learn something in the interviews from time to time. – Samantha Bee

13018. I don’t think the show would be funny to you if you didn’t already have a base of information. – Samantha Bee

13019. The longer we were in it, the smaller it seemed to get. – William Beebe

13020. The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. – Thomas Beecham

13021. A musicologist is a man who can read music but can’t hear it. – Thomas Beecham

13022. All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women. – Thomas Beecham

13023. There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between. – Thomas Beecham

13024. No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me. – Thomas Beecham

13025. Movie music is noise… even more painful than my sciatica. – Thomas Beecham

13026. I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it. – Thomas Beecham

13027. Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. – Thomas Beecham

13028. Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle. – Thomas Beecham

13029. Brass bands are all very well in their place – outdoors and several miles away. – Thomas Beecham

13030. The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true. – Catharine Beecher

13031. The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe. – Catharine Beecher

13032. As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul. – Catharine Beecher

13033. Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. – Henry Ward Beecher

13034. All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. – Henry Ward Beecher

13035. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. – Henry Ward Beecher

13036. Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. – Henry Ward Beecher

13037. Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. – Henry Ward Beecher

13038. Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next. – Henry Ward Beecher

13039. Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher

13040. Books are not men and yet they stay alive. – Henry Ward Beecher

13041. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. – Henry Ward Beecher

13042. Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. – Henry Ward Beecher

13043. All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. – Henry Ward Beecher

13044. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. – Henry Ward Beecher

13045. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. – Henry Ward Beecher

13046. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher

13047. A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself. – Henry Ward Beecher

13048. A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. – Henry Ward Beecher

13049. A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life. – Henry Ward Beecher

13050. A church debt is the devil’s salary. – Henry Ward Beecher

13051. A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better. – Henry Ward Beecher

13052. A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. – Henry Ward Beecher

13053. Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child. – Henry Ward Beecher

13054. God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness. – Henry Ward Beecher

13055. The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. – Henry Ward Beecher

13056. The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. – Henry Ward Beecher

13057. I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. – Henry Ward Beecher

13058. I don’t like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything. – Henry Ward Beecher

13059. I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. – Henry Ward Beecher

13060. Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

13061. He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. – Henry Ward Beecher

13062. Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. – Henry Ward Beecher

13063. Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher

13064. Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. – Henry Ward Beecher

13065. Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. – Henry Ward Beecher

13066. God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas. – Henry Ward Beecher

13067. God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how. – Henry Ward Beecher

13068. God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses. – Henry Ward Beecher

13069. Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it. – Henry Ward Beecher

13070. Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. – Henry Ward Beecher

13071. Faith is spiritualized imagination. – Henry Ward Beecher

13072. Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. – Henry Ward Beecher

13073. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher

13074. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

13075. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher

13076. Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. – Henry Ward Beecher

13077. There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. – Henry Ward Beecher

13078. There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them – the senses, intelligent companions, and books. – Henry Ward Beecher

13079. There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred. – Henry Ward Beecher

13080. There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. – Henry Ward Beecher

13081. To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. – Henry Ward Beecher

13082. To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. – Henry Ward Beecher

13083. To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. – Henry Ward Beecher

13084. The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government. – Henry Ward Beecher

13085. We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher

13086. The world’s battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history. – Henry Ward Beecher

13087. We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. – Henry Ward Beecher

13088. We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s. – Henry Ward Beecher

13089. Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles. – Henry Ward Beecher

13090. What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin. – Henry Ward Beecher

13091. What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. – Henry Ward Beecher

13092. When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. – Henry Ward Beecher

13093. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? – Henry Ward Beecher

13094. You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich. – Henry Ward Beecher

13095. We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things. – Henry Ward Beecher

13096. The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. – Henry Ward Beecher

13097. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher

13098. The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. – Henry Ward Beecher

13099. The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself. – Henry Ward Beecher

13100. The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance. – Henry Ward Beecher

13101. The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. – Henry Ward Beecher

13102. The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. – Henry Ward Beecher

13103. The most dangerous people are the ignorant. – Henry Ward Beecher

13104. The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. – Henry Ward Beecher

13105. Theology is a science of mind applied to God. – Henry Ward Beecher

13106. The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. – Henry Ward Beecher

13107. You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave. – Henry Ward Beecher

13108. The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic. – Henry Ward Beecher

13109. The dog is the god of frolic. – Henry Ward Beecher

13110. The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher

13111. The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. – Henry Ward Beecher

13112. The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart. – Henry Ward Beecher

13113. The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. – Henry Ward Beecher

13114. The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. – Henry Ward Beecher

13115. The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! – Henry Ward Beecher

13116. The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes. – Henry Ward Beecher

13117. You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are. – Henry Ward Beecher

13118. It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. – Henry Ward Beecher

13119. Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher

13120. If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. – Henry Ward Beecher

13121. In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. – Henry Ward Beecher

13122. It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. – Henry Ward Beecher

13123. It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher

13124. In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher

13125. Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low. – Henry Ward Beecher

13126. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. – Henry Ward Beecher

13127. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher

13128. It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. – Henry Ward Beecher

13129. It’s not the work which kills people, it’s the worry. It’s not the revolution that destroys machinery it’s the friction. – Henry Ward Beecher

13130. I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent. – Henry Ward Beecher

13131. Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more. – Henry Ward Beecher

13132. Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either. – Henry Ward Beecher

13133. Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. – Henry Ward Beecher

13134. Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty. – Henry Ward Beecher

13135. Love is the river of life in the world. – Henry Ward Beecher

13136. Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God. – Henry Ward Beecher

13137. Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. – Henry Ward Beecher

13138. Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself. – Henry Ward Beecher

13139. Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher

13140. Suffering is part of the divine idea. – Henry Ward Beecher

13141. Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. – Henry Ward Beecher

13142. Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. – Henry Ward Beecher

13143. Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. – Henry Ward Beecher

13144. Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. – Henry Ward Beecher

13145. Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart. – Henry Ward Beecher

13146. Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. – Henry Ward Beecher

13147. Now comes the mystery. – Henry Ward Beecher

13148. No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. – Henry Ward Beecher

13149. No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. – Henry Ward Beecher

13150. Strength is a matter of the made-up mind. – John Beecher

13151. Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. – Lyman Beecher

13152. No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy. – Lyman Beecher

13153. It’s a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want. – James Van Der Beek

13154. I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives – and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. – James Van Der Beek

13155. I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once – then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. – James Van Der Beek

13156. I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion. – Geoffrey Beene

13157. Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs. – Geoffrey Beene

13158. Designis a revelation to me. It’s like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life. – Geoffrey Beene

13159. Design is an unknown. – Geoffrey Beene

13160. Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another. – Geoffrey Beene

13161. The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore. – Geoffrey Beene

13162. A woman should be less concerned about Paris and more concerned about whether the dress she’s about to buy relates to the way she lives. – Geoffrey Beene

13163. I come in. I’m going to sketch, I’m going to drape, I don’t know what I’m going to do. – Geoffrey Beene

13164. Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it’s important. – Geoffrey Beene

13165. When I don’t have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start working with it and something happens. – Geoffrey Beene

13166. The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion. – Geoffrey Beene

13167. Fashion is in a terrible state. An overdose of too much flesh. – Geoffrey Beene

13168. Cynicism is the humour of hatred. – Herbert Beerbohm

13169. To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. – Max Beerbohm

13170. Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful. – Max Beerbohm

13171. One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests. – Max Beerbohm

13172. Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. – Max Beerbohm

13173. People are either born hosts or born guests. – Max Beerbohm

13174. People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table. – Max Beerbohm

13175. Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls. – Max Beerbohm

13176. You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. – Max Beerbohm

13177. When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul. – Max Beerbohm

13178. It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality. – Max Beerbohm

13179. To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be. – Max Beerbohm

13180. To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine. – Max Beerbohm

13181. To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature. – Max Beerbohm

13182. There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success. – Max Beerbohm

13183. The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all. – Max Beerbohm

13184. The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. – Max Beerbohm

13185. Nobody ever died of laughter. – Max Beerbohm

13186. We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans. – Max Beerbohm

13187. To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. – Max Beerbohm

13188. You will find my last words in the blue folder. – Max Beerbohm

13189. Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter. – Max Beerbohm

13190. No Roman ever was able to say, ‘I dined last night with the Borgias’. – Max Beerbohm

13191. I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable. – Max Beerbohm

13192. I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. – Max Beerbohm

13193. I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him. – Max Beerbohm

13194. Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests. – Max Beerbohm

13195. Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter. – Max Beerbohm

13196. As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal. – Max Beerbohm

13197. Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth. – Max Beerbohm

13198. All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. – Max Beerbohm

13199. A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her. – Max Beerbohm

13200. It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait. – Max Beerbohm

13201. Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up. – Max Beerbohm

13202. Most women are not as young as they are painted. – Max Beerbohm

13203. No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. – Max Beerbohm

13204. The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium. – Rand Beers

13205. Let’s be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable. – Rand Beers

13206. We’re seeing the development of tactics in Iraq, such as suicide bombing. Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into hotels and office buildings. The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq. – Rand Beers

13207. You can’t succeed in beating the insurgents unless you can convince the people that they can be protected. – Rand Beers

13208. Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can’t tell you every document that I’ve seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don’t remember. – Rand Beers

13209. The precondition to freedom is security. – Rand Beers

13210. The purpose of Plan Columbia was to deal with the increased cultivation and illegal activity associated with that cultivation concerning narco trafficking in Columbia. – Rand Beers

13211. I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture, a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United States about eight or nine ago. – Rand Beers

13212. I never let anyone sucker me, not even for a nickel. – Wallace Beery

13213. Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13214. Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13215. Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13216. Friends applaud, the comedy is over. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13217. Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess? – Ludwig van Beethoven

13218. Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13219. A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13220. Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13221. Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13222. Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13223. Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13224. Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13225. Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13226. Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13227. The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, “Thus far and no farther.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

13228. This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13229. Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13230. What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13231. Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that! – Ludwig van Beethoven

13232. Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

13233. A place for everything and everything in its place. – Isabella Beeton

13234. It taught me that Clinton’s instinct to make this about your life as a citizen, rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things. – Paul Begala

13235. It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam. – Paul Begala

13236. It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America. – Paul Begala

13237. Most politicians, when they meet with a guy like me, or a guy like Carville, tell you about how they can win. – Paul Begala

13238. If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Richard Nixon. – Paul Begala

13239. See, I think if it just became who’s sleeping with whom, then there’s no reason to prefer one party over the other, ’cause the truth is we’re all sinners. – Paul Begala

13240. If it was about lying under oath – we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives – but, in fact, he did not lie. – Paul Begala

13241. My view was that the campaign had been a sacred thing, that it had been a real compact, because I was there and I saw the connection that Clinton made with people, and the connection that they made with him. – Paul Begala

13242. Never interrupt your opponent when he’s destroying himself. – Paul Begala

13243. Politics is show business for ugly people. – Paul Begala

13244. I used to go in at 5:30 or 6:00 so I could run. – Paul Begala

13245. So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored. – Paul Begala

13246. There’s the great line: the definition of a liberal is someone who’s afraid to take their own side in a fight. And that’s my problem with my fellow liberals. – Paul Begala

13247. This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political survival that Bill Clinton taught me, which is if you make it about the American people’s lives instead of your life, you’re going to be okay. – Paul Begala

13248. One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics. – Paul Begala

13249. Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who’s gonna’ win it. – Paul Begala

13250. Again and again, I’ve seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies – assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged. – Paul Begala

13251. Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all. – Paul Begala

13252. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history – now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history. – Paul Begala

13253. I’m a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends. – Paul Begala

13254. But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues – being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives. – Paul Begala

13255. I’m very sunny. You know, I’m always optimistic. – Paul Begala

13256. I didn’t spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know. – Paul Begala

13257. I don’t like being a voyeur, looking into other people’s marriages. – Paul Begala

13258. I grew up in Tom DeLay’s district. – Paul Begala

13259. I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing? – Paul Begala

13260. I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they’re beginning to toughen up. – Paul Begala

13261. I try hard to be a good Catholic. – Paul Begala

13262. I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win. I had gotten the final polling numbers. He had a comfortable lead. He was not going to lose. – Paul Begala

13263. Bush began helping Enron in the eighties. – Paul Begala

13264. Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear. – Menachem Begin

13265. I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. – Brendan Behan

13266. Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops. – Brendan Behan

13267. All publicity is good, except an obituary notice. – Brendan Behan

13268. Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves. – Brendan Behan

13269. The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. – Brendan Behan

13270. I am a daylight atheist. – Brendan Behan

13271. I am a drinker with writing problems. – Brendan Behan

13272. When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. – Brendan Behan

13273. What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides. – Brendan Behan

13274. The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. – Brendan Behan

13275. The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. – Brendan Behan

13276. Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in. – Brendan Behan

13277. Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. – Brendan Behan

13278. One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. – Brendan Behan

13279. I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn’t make it worse. – Brendan Behan

13280. It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. – Brendan Behan

13281. It is a good deed to forget a poor joke. – Brendan Behan

13282. If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. – Brendan Behan

13283. I wish I’d been a mixed infant. – Brendan Behan

13284. I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. – Brendan Behan

13285. I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds. – Brendan Behan

13286. New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment… a place where you’re least likely to be bitten by a wild goat. – Brendan Behan

13287. There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. – Brendan Behan

13288. Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on. – Michael Behe

13289. Skin is made in large measure of a protein called collagen. – Michael Behe

13290. The basic structure of proteins is quite simple: they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete subunits called amino acids. – Michael Behe

13291. The point here is that physics followed the data where it seemed to lead, even though some thought the model gave aid and comfort to religion. – Michael Behe

13292. The question of how the eye works – that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina – simply could not be answered at that time. – Michael Behe

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13293. The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues. – Michael Behe

13294. We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box. – Michael Behe

13295. This fact immediately suggested a singular event – that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event – the creation, the beginning of the universe. – Michael Behe

13296. Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could easily be produced from inanimate material. – Michael Behe

13297. Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted. – Michael Behe

13298. As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions. – Michael Behe

13299. Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age. – Michael Behe

13300. Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life. – Michael Behe

13301. It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection. – Michael Behe

13302. It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on. – Michael Behe

13303. In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them. – Michael Behe

13304. In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated. – Michael Behe

13305. In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines. – Michael Behe

13306. In Darwin’s time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred. – Michael Behe

13307. By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning. – Michael Behe

13308. Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being shaken. – Michael Behe

13309. Although Darwin was able to persuade much of the world that a modern eye could be produced gradually from a much simpler structure, he did not even attempt to explain how the simple light sensitive spot that was his starting point actually worked. – Michael Behe

13310. A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed. – Michael Behe

13311. It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural. – Michael Behe

13312. But sequence comparisons simply can’t account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin’s comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked. – Michael Behe

13313. It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed. – Michael Behe

13314. Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there’s the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it’s a good thing for society. – Brian Behlendorf

13315. I think the most that I’ve learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us. – Brian Behlendorf

13316. So that’s my main role right now and really the politics also includes going out and communicating to the world why Apache is a good thing, why companies should be involved in it, and why individuals should be involved in it too. – Brian Behlendorf

13317. And, I think that is actually appropriate because I’m really not the world’s best programmer, I think it’s a good thing that I’m not touching the code. – Brian Behlendorf

13318. He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this – that he knew nothing yet. – Aphra Behn

13319. Variety is the soul of pleasure. – Aphra Behn

13320. There is no sinner like a young saint. – Aphra Behn

13321. That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library. – Aphra Behn

13322. One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on. – Aphra Behn

13323. Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude. – Aphra Behn

13324. Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret. – Aphra Behn

13325. Faith, sir, we are here today, and gone tomorrow. – Aphra Behn

13326. Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life. – Aphra Behn

13327. Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand. – Aphra Behn

13328. Germans make nice cars. – Jason Behr

13329. I’d like to be able to travel anywhere in an instant. – Jason Behr

13330. If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be the Beatles. That would have been a lot of fun. – Jason Behr

13331. If you’re playing basketball with someone who’s better than you, you have to get better or else it’s no fun. – Jason Behr

13332. It’s not about finding a home so much as finding yourself. – Jason Behr

13333. Nothing beats the original Krispy Kreme. – Jason Behr

13334. Coffee and cigarettes, that’s one of my weaknesses. – Jason Behr

13335. Cancun is the only place I’ve ever visited outside America. – Jason Behr

13336. One of the things I like about jazz, kid, is I don’t know what’s going to happen next. Do you? – Bix Beiderbecke

13337. You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel. – Harry Belafonte

13338. This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit. – Harry Belafonte

13339. Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I’m always in Africa… And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere. – Harry Belafonte

13340. I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community. – Harry Belafonte

13341. Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression. – Harry Belafonte

13342. You can cage the singer but not the song. – Harry Belafonte

13343. I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people. – Harry Belafonte

13344. Boxing is show-business with blood. – David Belasco

13345. I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder. – Adrian Belew

13346. Currently I’m working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year. – Adrian Belew

13347. Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth. – Adrian Belew

13348. DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more. – Adrian Belew

13349. For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live. – Adrian Belew

13350. I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. – Adrian Belew

13351. I didn’t make my first solo record until 1981 so I don’t have any 60’s or 70’s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record. – Adrian Belew

13352. I have enjoyed all the artists I’ve worked with. – Adrian Belew

13353. As you can appreciate over my lifetime I’ve developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box. – Adrian Belew

13354. I love drums and still play frequently. – Adrian Belew

13355. King Crimson is never easy; it’s challenging. That’s why I like it. – Adrian Belew

13356. I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others. – Adrian Belew

13357. I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn’t be able to sound like. – Adrian Belew

13358. King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe. – Adrian Belew

13359. Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer. – Adrian Belew

13360. The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other. – Adrian Belew

13361. We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999! – Adrian Belew

13362. Yes, but don’t forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely. – Adrian Belew

13363. I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article. – Adrian Belew

13364. My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort. – Adrian Belew

13365. I’ve been real fortunate to be on a lot of great teams. – Ed Belfour

13366. When one guy undermines the other, it only causes trouble, and the team isn’t successful. It’s very important for both of us to accept our role and help the team. One guy can get hot, and if that’s Alex, I’ll support him and help any way I can. – Ed Belfour

13367. There are a lot more shots coming at the net and guys are just shooting it at the net because they have more time and pucks are going in off legs and feet and shoulders and heads, so you might have to play out a little further on the shot and hope it hits you. – Ed Belfour

13368. Sometimes you can press a little bit and you’re trying to do too much and you’re trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you. – Ed Belfour

13369. One minute you’re a slug and the next minute you’re a hero, so you don’t know what to think. – Ed Belfour

13370. My whole career I’m used to playing a lot of games. – Ed Belfour

13371. It takes two guys on a team to do very well in the end and be successful. – Ed Belfour

13372. I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I’ve been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that’s what it takes, everybody contributing night after night. – Ed Belfour

13373. I love proving people wrong. – Ed Belfour

13374. I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long. – Ed Belfour

13375. I have been dealing with back problems since 1995 when I was with the Blackhawks, and I’ve only missed part of one season because of it. That was last season in Toronto. – Ed Belfour

13376. It’s always discouraging when you don’t have things go your way. They are frustrated just like the rest of us. – Ed Belfour

13377. I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic. – Vissarion Belinsky

13378. Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge’they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely. – Vissarion Belinsky

13379. And in the last sentence I would like also to mention that Poland is one of the countries with which the United States has run strategic dialogues since last year. – Marek Belka

13380. As far as the international issues are concerned, the most important thing is the state of the transatlantic relationships, Euro-Atlantic relationships: how to develop them and how to strengthen them further. – Marek Belka

13381. No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don’t believe anything could change in our relations. – Marek Belka

13382. The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important. – Marek Belka

13383. We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq… Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain. – Marek Belka

13384. Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. – Alexander Graham Bell

13385. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell

13386. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. – Alexander Graham Bell

13387. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. – Alexander Graham Bell

13388. Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids. – Alexander Graham Bell

13389. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell

13390. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell

13391. America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. – Alexander Graham Bell

13392. A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself. – Alexander Graham Bell

13393. Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. – Alexander Graham Bell

13394. The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world. – Alexander Graham Bell

13395. Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished – My god. It’s slammed the economy, It’s – I can’t even begin to detail all it’s actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It’s stunned the entire nation. – Art Bell

13396. But, people are recognizing me more. Sometimes fans just approach me on the street and say how much they love the show. It’s great to get that kind of feedback. – Catherine Bell

13397. I’m still one of the guys and I always will be. – Catherine Bell

13398. I’ve always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys. – Catherine Bell

13399. It’s changing a bit, but the thing in LA is everyone is either in the industry, or knows someone who is in the industry. So, they don’t let on that they recognize you, that’s what I’ve found out. – Catherine Bell

13400. Not as much as I used to, but I use the Internet for everything. I use it for information. Like if I’m planning a trip or something, I’ll check out the place I’m going to. – Catherine Bell

13401. Probably right at the end of JAG, I would love to have a child or two. I ultimately want to have two kids. – Catherine Bell

13402. Sometimes you work all the way through to 5am, then get a few hours and you’re back on set again. – Catherine Bell

13403. The main prank that we play with props is for people’s birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face – that’s always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who’s new. – Catherine Bell

13404. Almost every Marine I’ve met says I portray a Marine dead-on, which is really, really flattering. – Catherine Bell

13405. We’re just into toys, whether it’s motorcycles or race cars or computers. I’ve got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I’ve got the world’s smallest phone. Maybe it’s just because I’m still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know? – Catherine Bell

13406. I’m a firm believer in doing things that scare you. – Catherine Bell

13407. JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General, which is the judicial system of the military. – Catherine Bell

13408. The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That’s still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately. – Catherine Bell

13409. I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I’ve had quite a few people actually say that they’re going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me… the character. I think that’s pretty cool! – Catherine Bell

13410. People think I’m crazy and reckless but I’m absolutely not… I’m soooo safe and soooo careful and I won’t do anything that feels like I could break something. – Catherine Bell

13411. I understand men much better than most women I know. – Catherine Bell

13412. When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys. – Catherine Bell

13413. I didn’t figure out the makeup or cute hair or clothes until oh, maybe my junior year of high school. – Catherine Bell

13414. I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way. – Catherine Bell

13415. I love cold, rainy weather. – Catherine Bell

13416. I love England though; I’ve been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across England on our honeymoon! – Catherine Bell

13417. I love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes, ride motorbikes, do kickboxing. I love all that stuff. – Catherine Bell

13418. I started acting when I was about 18. I was a model for a couple of years before that. – Catherine Bell

13419. I started when I was in college because I was shy and thought it would be a good way to break out of that. – Catherine Bell

13420. I think it’s great that she’s not perfect and wasn’t perfect. I think that’s maybe why so many young girls and different people look up to Mac and respect her even more. – Catherine Bell

13421. I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person. – Catherine Bell

13422. When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots of vitamins and powders to keep healthy. – Catherine Bell

13423. I was getting old, man. I was staring 27 in the face. – Charlie Bell

13424. The biggest threat to McDonald’s lies within – and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. – Charlie Bell

13425. Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are. – Charlie Bell

13426. There are good days and there are bad days, and I’ve had my share of both. – Charlie Bell

13427. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don’t store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what’s happening, and don’t take unnecessary risks. – Chris Bell

13428. The American people expect public servants to be able to police themselves. But instead of designing a system to enforce ethical conduct, Tom Delay and his cohorts have implemented a self protection system. Obviously, it wasn’t good for democracy. – Chris Bell

13429. The American people do not begrudge anyone his or her power until they start abusing it. – Chris Bell

13430. Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues. – Chris Bell

13431. I would love it if every talk show let me say whatever I pleased. – Chris Bell

13432. I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It’s a sport, competition, so I’m used to it. – Chris Bell

13433. I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they’re uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong. – Chris Bell

13434. I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I’m a Democrat and he’s a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas. – Chris Bell

13435. Ethics in government has always been important to me. – Chris Bell

13436. I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight. – Chris Bell

13437. So many people are accustomed to written information that you really have to have a few more bells and whistles in this day and age. – Chris Bell

13438. Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class. – Clive Bell

13439. It would follow that ‘significant form’ was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality. – Clive Bell

13440. It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal. – Clive Bell

13441. I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. – Clive Bell

13442. The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy. – Clive Bell

13443. There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless. – Clive Bell

13444. We all agree now – by “we” I mean intelligent people under sixty – that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves. – Clive Bell

13445. We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it. – Clive Bell

13446. Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age. – Clive Bell

13447. Comfort came in with the middle classes. – Clive Bell

13448. Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. – Clive Bell

13449. All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art. – Clive Bell

13450. A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind. – Clive Bell

13451. Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open. – Clive Bell

13452. They used to say, ‘If we find a good black player, we’ll sign him.’ They was lying. – Cool Papa Bell

13453. I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear. – Daniel Bell

13454. But in action, one defies one’s character. – Daniel Bell

13455. The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain. – Daniel Bell

13456. Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism. – Daniel Bell

13457. Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. – Daniel Bell

13458. When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults. – Daniel Bell

13459. The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment. – Daniel Bell

13460. The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future. – E. T. Bell

13461. Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us. – E. T. Bell

13462. The longer mathematics lives the more abstract – and therefore, possibly also the more practical – it becomes. – E. T. Bell

13463. The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular. – E. T. Bell

13464. Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions. – E. T. Bell

13465. Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler. – E. T. Bell

13466. Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness. – E. T. Bell

13467. I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly. – E. T. Bell

13468. If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. – E. T. Bell

13469. It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences. – E. T. Bell

13470. “Obvious” is the most dangerous word in mathematics. – E. T. Bell

13471. Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about. – E. T. Bell

13472. Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth. – E. T. Bell

13473. It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency. – John S. Bell

13474. I’ve always been a serial monogamist. – Kristen Bell

13475. I’m not in the business of becoming famous. And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it’s not important to be seen. It’s important to do. There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded. – Kristen Bell

13476. I’m more of a homebody. I’m constantly asked: ‘Why don’t we see you out?’ But that’s not what drives me. I prefer to have people over – which I do a lot, because I bought a house that’s way too big for me, and four of my friends live there. – Kristen Bell

13477. I’m not a risk taker. I don’t do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery. – Kristen Bell

13478. What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original. What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn’t really matter what you’re into – it just means you’re not a follower. – Kristen Bell

13479. I’m not going to become anybody I don’t want to become. – Kristen Bell

13480. I’m not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl. – Kristen Bell

13481. I’m empathetic to a fault. I really do – embarrassingly enough – tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me. – Kristen Bell

13482. I’m not recognized very often, and if I am, it’s a die-hard Veronica Mars fan. Which is usually flattering and an honor. I really try not to think about it. – Kristen Bell

13483. I’m very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That’s my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that’s in real womanlike situations, where it’s romanticized, I’m a little nervous about it. – Kristen Bell

13484. This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I’ve done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I’ve done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I’ve done them numerous times. – Kristen Bell

13485. I’ve been very lucky in the characters I’ve chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth. – Kristen Bell

13486. When I see something unjust, I have to intervene – it’s hard for me to watch the underdog suffer. – Kristen Bell

13487. I’m carded for R-rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get ‘Okaaaaaay, honey.’ I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant. – Kristen Bell

13488. I have the mouth of a sailor. – Kristen Bell

13489. I’ve got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it. – Kristen Bell

13490. I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family… and that’s really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it. – Kristen Bell

13491. Detroit, the heart of the country… I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile. – Kristen Bell

13492. Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn’t believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you. – Kristen Bell

13493. I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little ‘Time After Time’. I can do a little ‘Grease Lightning’. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it’s a lot of fun. – Kristen Bell

13494. I don’t like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I’m away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun. – Kristen Bell

13495. I don’t think I have the stomach Veronica has. I think I have the determination and the stubbornness and a little bit of the go-get-em. But I think I’m about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is. There’s a lot of Veronica that hits home with me, the sort of feisty area. But I think that I have a little bit more girl. I’d scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer. – Kristen Bell

13496. I don’t want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they’re fun, and especially for women, it’s nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air. – Kristen Bell

13497. I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I’m eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, ‘Surrender to it. It’s nacho time.’ Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day. – Kristen Bell

13498. I loved Catholic school. I didn’t like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It’s like, do you think I’m going to stop and give you my phone number? – Kristen Bell

13499. I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular. – Kristen Bell

13500. I’m an awful driver. I’m not going to lie about it. I’m not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There’s a lot of road rage and a lot of times it’s directed at something I’ve done on the road. – Kristen Bell

13501. I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with – dogs and cats, for example – from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts. – Kristen Bell

13502. I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn’t that funny? The tables have turned. – Kristen Bell

13503. What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original. What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn’t really matter what you’re into – it just means you’re not a follower. – Kristen Bell

13504. I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves. – Kristen Bell

13505. I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I’ll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It’s not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced. – Kristen Bell

13506. I rarely wear clothes when I’m home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you’ve got to make sure the gardener’s not coming that day. – Kristen Bell

13507. I’d do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I’d like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they’re developing John Waters’ Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it’s not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach. – Kristen Bell

13508. I’m a geek who loves fashion. There’s been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that’s under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con. – Kristen Bell

13509. I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with – dogs and cats, for example – from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts. – Kristen Bell

13510. I’ve been very lucky in the characters I’ve chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth. – Kristen Bell

13511. I don’t want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they’re fun, and especially for women, it’s nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air. – Kristen Bell

13512. I’m more of a homebody. I’m constantly asked: ‘Why don’t we see you out?’ But that’s not what drives me. I prefer to have people over – which I do a lot, because I bought a house that’s way too big for me, and four of my friends live there. – Kristen Bell

13513. I’m not a risk taker. I don’t do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery. – Kristen Bell

13514. I’m not going to become anybody I don’t want to become. – Kristen Bell

13515. I’m not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl. – Kristen Bell

13516. I’m not in the business of becoming famous. And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it’s not important to be seen. It’s important to do. There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded. – Kristen Bell

13517. I’m not recognized very often, and if I am, it’s a die-hard Veronica Mars fan. Which is usually flattering and an honor. I really try not to think about it. – Kristen Bell

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13518. I’m carded for R-rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get ‘Okaaaaaay, honey.’ I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant. – Kristen Bell

13519. I’ve always been a serial monogamist. – Kristen Bell

13520. I’m an awful driver. I’m not going to lie about it. I’m not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There’s a lot of road rage and a lot of times it’s directed at something I’ve done on the road. – Kristen Bell

13521. I’ve got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it. – Kristen Bell

13522. Something magical happened when I turned 25 – I looked in the mirror and was like, ‘You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.’ Like I didn’t have a little stick figure anymore. – Kristen Bell

13523. There are so few strong roles for women, especially young women. And Veronica is very serious but also very likable. She’s a lone wolf, and it appeals to people that she isn’t rich and doesn’t have a lot of friends. No posse. She’s just like you, like most of us. – Kristen Bell

13524. This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I’ve done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I’ve done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I’ve done them numerous times. – Kristen Bell

13525. There are so few strong roles for women, especially young women. And Veronica is very serious but also very likable. She’s a lone wolf, and it appeals to people that she isn’t rich and doesn’t have a lot of friends. No posse. She’s just like you, like most of us. – Kristen Bell

13526. Something magical happened when I turned 25 – I looked in the mirror and was like, ‘You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.’ Like I didn’t have a little stick figure anymore. – Kristen Bell

13527. All girls hit that phase where they like the bad boy. I grew out of that really young and I have a wonderful guy in my life who’s not a bad boy at all. I like the satiric, consistent nice guy. – Kristen Bell

13528. I’m very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That’s my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that’s in real womanlike situations, where it’s romanticized, I’m a little nervous about it. – Kristen Bell

13529. I have the mouth of a sailor. – Kristen Bell

13530. All girls hit that phase where they like the bad boy. I grew out of that really young and I have a wonderful guy in my life who’s not a bad boy at all. I like the satiric, consistent nice guy. – Kristen Bell

13531. Detroit, the heart of the country… I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile. – Kristen Bell

13532. Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn’t believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you. – Kristen Bell

13533. I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little ‘Time After Time’. I can do a little ‘Grease Lightning’. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it’s a lot of fun. – Kristen Bell

13534. I don’t like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I’m away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun. – Kristen Bell

13535. I don’t think I have the stomach Veronica has. I think I have the determination and the stubbornness and a little bit of the go-get-em. But I think I’m about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is. There’s a lot of Veronica that hits home with me, the sort of feisty area. But I think that I have a little bit more girl. I’d scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer. – Kristen Bell

13536. I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I’m eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, ‘Surrender to it. It’s nacho time.’ Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day. – Kristen Bell

13537. I’m empathetic to a fault. I really do – embarrassingly enough – tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me. – Kristen Bell

13538. I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family… and that’s really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it. – Kristen Bell

13539. When I see something unjust, I have to intervene – it’s hard for me to watch the underdog suffer. – Kristen Bell

13540. I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn’t that funny? The tables have turned. – Kristen Bell

13541. I loved Catholic school. I didn’t like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It’s like, do you think I’m going to stop and give you my phone number? – Kristen Bell

13542. I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves. – Kristen Bell

13543. I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I’ll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It’s not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced. – Kristen Bell

13544. I rarely wear clothes when I’m home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you’ve got to make sure the gardener’s not coming that day. – Kristen Bell

13545. I’d do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I’d like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they’re developing John Waters’ Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it’s not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach. – Kristen Bell

13546. I’m a geek who loves fashion. There’s been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that’s under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con. – Kristen Bell

13547. I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular. – Kristen Bell

13548. When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school – but I’d take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes. – William Bell

13549. I stayed with them for about a year up there and, at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place. – William Bell

13550. Some of my other heroes around that time were, oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that – I was always more inclined to listen to ballads. – William Bell

13551. The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape – a way of unleashing all the stuff. – William Bell

13552. There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on… we had some good times. – William Bell

13553. We worked over at that place The Plantation Inn with The Del Rios. It was really wild over there. – William Bell

13554. When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn’t really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing – the first hit record that came out was “Everybody Loves a Winner.” – William Bell

13555. I wear a lot of different hats – from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit. – William Bell

13556. Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming… So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it. – William Bell

13557. I felt a little uncomfortable because, when I went in to the military, I was the main male vocalist they had and when I came out they had like two or three vocalists. Otis came in when I was in the military, too. – William Bell

13558. It’s been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points… like when I was leaving Stax. That’s when I actually thought of getting out of the business. – William Bell

13559. The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13560. In two years, there were 22 military coups d’etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d’etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13561. It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won’t be easy. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13562. It’s with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13563. My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13564. Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13565. The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13566. Those who are leftists, once in power, are not different from other parties. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13567. When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13568. In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13569. Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents, but all my life is Algeria. I was born there. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13570. These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13571. Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I’m 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn’t changed; it’s the same fervour that drives me. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13572. With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13573. Algeria was therefore only the beginning of something that was in development: this is why I say that it’s the global capitalist system that finally reacted against us. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13574. When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13575. I’m optimistic because I’m pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13576. Algeria is not breaking up. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13577. Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13578. Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries – like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain – to occupy countries outside of Europe. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13579. Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13580. Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d’etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13581. From their point of view, I had gone too far. I had to disappear. That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me, others would have done so. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13582. I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements, including those of Latin America. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13583. I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13584. I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13585. I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria. I only recently saw the place where they were born, near the city of Marrakech. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13586. I think that they participated in something that was not very proper and was very pitiful, not only for the Algerian people, but also for the other people who counted on our support. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13587. I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it’s from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks. – Ahmed Ben Bella

13588. Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. – Robert Neelly Bellah

13589. However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home. – Robert Neelly Bellah

13590. We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny – and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation. – Carol Bellamy

13591. It’s estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty million children in the world engaged in some form of exploitative child labour. – Carol Bellamy

13592. New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work. – Carol Bellamy

13593. Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries. – Carol Bellamy

13594. Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children. – Carol Bellamy

13595. The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken. – Carol Bellamy

13596. The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education. – Carol Bellamy

13597. UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists. – Carol Bellamy

13598. While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world. – Carol Bellamy

13599. Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action. – Carol Bellamy

13600. Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children, advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical, technical, research or supply support. – Carol Bellamy

13601. Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted. – Carol Bellamy

13602. In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world’s children. – Carol Bellamy

13603. In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world’s children. – Carol Bellamy

13604. I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990. – Carol Bellamy

13605. I think he is an entertainer. I would prefer if he were a performer. – Carol Bellamy

13606. I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war. – Carol Bellamy

13607. For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer. – Carol Bellamy

13608. Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers. – Carol Bellamy

13609. By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein. – Carol Bellamy

13610. And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them. – Carol Bellamy

13611. And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other’s dignity and rights. – Carol Bellamy

13612. Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future. – Carol Bellamy

13613. I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857. – Edward Bellamy

13614. If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second. – Edward Bellamy

13615. The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual. – Edward Bellamy

13616. France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws. – Joachim du Bellay

13617. In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day. – Joachim du Bellay

13618. Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family. – Joachim du Bellay

13619. Because I was able to submerge myself into the character, I didn’t have to go back and forth. You don’t have to work hard to bring emotions. It all just comes naturally, you’re there living it. – Camilla Belle

13620. By knowing your character so well you can’t go wrong. All of us kind of fell into that. – Camilla Belle

13621. For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose’s view, that this has to happen, there’s nothing I can do about it. – Camilla Belle

13622. I’d taken three years off to live as a normal person, so this was my first time back into it, and it was kind of shocking, but then it was fun. – Camilla Belle

13623. I’m 18, I’m going to graduate high school in a few months. – Camilla Belle

13624. It was a huge shock. I’ve never had hair that short in my life! I think the rest of the cast and crew were mourning my haircut more than I was! But after a while, I felt liberated, I learned to embrace it. – Camilla Belle

13625. The world that she lives in is just magical, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. – Camilla Belle

13626. A lawyer’s performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts. – Melvin Belli

13627. So many actors wear wigs nowadays. Besides, if someone is hiring me because of how I wear my hair, I don’t want to work with them anyway. – Maria Bello

13628. I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies. – Maria Bello

13629. There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us. – Maria Bello

13630. The moment a man talks to his fellows he begins to lie. – Hilaire Belloc

13631. It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them. – Hilaire Belloc

13632. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

13633. When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read. – Hilaire Belloc

13634. The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all. – Hilaire Belloc

13635. The grace of God is courtesy. – Hilaire Belloc

13636. Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death. – Hilaire Belloc

13637. Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires. – Hilaire Belloc

13638. Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing. – Hilaire Belloc

13639. Money gives me pleasure all the time. – Hilaire Belloc

13640. Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. – Hilaire Belloc

13641. Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography. – Hilaire Belloc

13642. Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else. – Hilaire Belloc

13643. It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation. – Hilaire Belloc

13644. When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. – Hilaire Belloc

13645. All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men. – Hilaire Belloc

13646. Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring. – Hilaire Belloc

13647. Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out. – Hilaire Belloc

13648. Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language. – Hilaire Belloc

13649. From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. – Hilaire Belloc

13650. I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it. – Hilaire Belloc

13651. I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

13652. I’m tired of love; I’m still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time. – Hilaire Belloc

13653. Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone. – Hilaire Belloc

13654. An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight. – Hilaire Belloc

13655. What is art but a way of seeing? – Saul Bellow

13656. People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. – Saul Bellow

13657. In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries. – Saul Bellow

13658. In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn’t tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California. – Saul Bellow

13659. No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection. – Saul Bellow

13660. She was what we used to call a suicide blonde – dyed by her own hand. – Saul Bellow

13661. There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever… money, for instance, or war. – Saul Bellow

13662. Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what’s in it – they should, because they put it all in beforehand. – Saul Bellow

13663. You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. – Saul Bellow

13664. With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you’ve fallen into good hands – someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence. – Saul Bellow

13665. If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. – Saul Bellow

13666. When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. – Saul Bellow

13667. Conquered people tend to be witty. – Saul Bellow

13668. We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next. – Saul Bellow

13669. Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps. – Saul Bellow

13670. California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn’t really need. You can quote me on that. – Saul Bellow

13671. There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. – Saul Bellow

13672. A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out. – Saul Bellow

13673. A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study. – Saul Bellow

13674. A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. – Saul Bellow

13675. A man is only as good as what he loves. – Saul Bellow

13676. A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. – Saul Bellow

13677. Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. – Saul Bellow

13678. Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. – Saul Bellow

13679. I’ve never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn’t have a price tag on the other side. – Saul Bellow

13680. Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. – Saul Bellow

13681. Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. – Saul Bellow

13682. Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. – Saul Bellow

13683. I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture. – Saul Bellow

13684. I’m glad I haven’t lived in vain. – Saul Bellow

13685. All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he’s a writer. It’s an aphrodisiac. – Saul Bellow

13686. I believe that time destroys everything. You can take one beautiful apple, red. After a while, it becomes shrivelled and full of worms, just like what happens to us. – Monica Bellucci

13687. Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It’s very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play. – Monica Bellucci

13688. An actor works with their soul and their thought. – Monica Bellucci

13689. After a while in marriage, it doesn’t work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love. – Monica Bellucci

13690. When you’re in front of the camera, for a small budget or a big budget movie, there’s no difference. – Monica Bellucci

13691. When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that’s going on from the images because the images are so strong. – Monica Bellucci

13692. When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse. – Monica Bellucci

13693. When I make an American movie it’s going to come out all over the world-it doesn’t happen the same way for an Italian film or a French film. – Monica Bellucci

13694. When I have to go to Cannes, that is boring to me. – Monica Bellucci

13695. When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life. – Monica Bellucci

13696. When a relationship doesn’t work anymore, it’s terrible to stay with someone that you don’t love. – Monica Bellucci

13697. We all need illusions. That’s why we love movies. – Monica Bellucci

13698. Sometimes it’s more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place. – Monica Bellucci

13699. Mel is a great director because he’s not just a director, he’s an actor, so he knows how to direct actors. I loved working with him. He’s great as a director. He’s so intelligent. He’s generous. I really loved him. – Monica Bellucci

13700. I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family. – Monica Bellucci

13701. Envy is human nature. – Monica Bellucci

13702. I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I’m beautiful. – Monica Bellucci

13703. I have no idea how I’m perceived in America because I don’t live the reality of America. – Monica Bellucci

13704. Time destroys everything. – Monica Bellucci

13705. I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day? – Monica Bellucci

13706. It’s not the Jews that killed Christ. It was a political situation, and it was the Romans who killed Jesus. They put Jesus on the cross, not the Jews. – Monica Bellucci

13707. I’m not a movie star. I’m just an actress. – Monica Bellucci

13708. If you have a script that’s not great, if you have a great director, you can make a great movie, but if you have a great script with a director who’s not good, never are you going to have a good movie. – Monica Bellucci

13709. In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family. – Monica Bellucci

13710. In acting process, it’s very difficult to explain. It’s something very intimate, very private. – Monica Bellucci

13711. Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks. – Monica Bellucci

13712. I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel. – Monica Bellucci

13713. A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. – Eleanor Robson Belmont

13714. Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets. – Eleanor Robson Belmont

13715. Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! – John Belushi

13716. Christ, seven years of college, down the drain. – John Belushi

13717. Work is no longer challenging. – John Belushi

13718. I owe it all to little chocolate donuts. – John Belushi

13719. I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself? – John Belushi

13720. I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time. – John Belushi

13721. It’s all false pressure; you put the heat on yourself, you get it from the networks and record companies and movie studios. You put more pressure on yourself to make everything that much harder. – John Belushi

13722. Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress. – Ludwig Bemelmans

13723. I don’t keep any copy of my books around… they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them. – Ludwig Bemelmans

13724. The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection. – Ludwig Bemelmans

13725. To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. – Ludwig Bemelmans

13726. Before I put another notch in my lipstick case, you better make sure you put me in my place. – Pat Benatar

13727. You shouldn’t have to pay for your love with your bones and your flesh. – Pat Benatar

13728. With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice. – Pat Benatar

13729. Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child. – Pat Benatar

13730. Most chick singers say ‘if you hurt me, I’ll die’… I say, ‘if you hurt me, I’ll kick your ass.’ – Pat Benatar

13731. My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what’s on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up. – Richie Benaud

13732. The slow-motion replay doesn’t show how fast the ball was really travelling. – Richie Benaud

13733. A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it. – Richie Benaud

13734. The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss, at the right time. – Richie Benaud

13735. In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over. – Richie Benaud

13736. I know it’s more five-star now than it was then, but it’s still a difficult tour. In the same way as India and Pakistan players find it difficult coming to Australia. People sometimes have difficulty believing that. – Richie Benaud

13737. From our broadcasting box you can’t see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity. – Richie Benaud

13738. But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it’s me doing it. – Richie Benaud

13739. Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don’t try it without that 10 per cent. – Richie Benaud

13740. These guys were the best. They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier. And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable. – Johnny Bench

13741. You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals. – Johnny Bench

13742. Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets. – Johnny Bench

13743. They’re like sleeping in a soft bed. Easy to get into and hard to get out of. – Johnny Bench

13744. Slumps are like a soft bed. They’re easy to get into and hard to get out of. – Johnny Bench

13745. I’ve seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living. – Johnny Bench

13746. I can throw out any man alive. – Johnny Bench

13747. A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He’s got to ride that nag till it drops. – Johnny Bench

13748. So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to. – Johnny Bench

13749. You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field. – Johnny Bench

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13750. If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct. – Peter Benchley

13751. Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth. – Peter Benchley

13752. Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks. – Peter Benchley

13753. Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides. – Peter Benchley

13754. Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. – Peter Benchley

13755. I’ve never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins. – Peter Benchley

13756. I’m a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet. – Peter Benchley

13757. I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don’t think there’s a single writer who influences me. – Peter Benchley

13758. I guess I’m a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal. – Peter Benchley

13759. I don’t believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything. – Peter Benchley

13760. I dive as much as I can. – Peter Benchley

13761. I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs. – Peter Benchley

13762. Since writing JAWS, I’ve been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while. – Peter Benchley

13763. Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of. – Robert Benchley

13764. In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop. – Robert Benchley

13765. In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children. – Robert Benchley

13766. It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. – Robert Benchley

13767. Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. – Robert Benchley

13768. Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk. – Robert Benchley

13769. Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn’t seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can’t find it when I take the suit off. – Robert Benchley

13770. The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. – Robert Benchley

13771. The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. – Robert Benchley

13772. The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. – Robert Benchley

13773. There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author’s permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that. – Robert Benchley

13774. There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them. – Robert Benchley

13775. We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born. – Robert Benchley

13776. We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves be told what cabs we can and can’t take by a man at a hotel door, simply because he has a drum major’s uniform on. – Robert Benchley

13777. If Mr. Einstein doesn’t like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from. – Robert Benchley

13778. You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it. – Robert Benchley

13779. Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it’s compounding a felony. – Robert Benchley

13780. Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini? – Robert Benchley

13781. An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens. – Robert Benchley

13782. A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. – Robert Benchley

13783. A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. – Robert Benchley

13784. A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated. – Robert Benchley

13785. For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. – Robert Benchley

13786. After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year. – Robert Benchley

13787. I know I’m drinking myself to a slow death, but then I’m in no hurry. – Robert Benchley

13788. Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed be doing at that moment. – Robert Benchley

13789. Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it. – Robert Benchley

13790. I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author. – Robert Benchley

13791. A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death. – Robert Benchley

13792. I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. – Robert Benchley

13793. At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn’t money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one’s hands. – Robert Benchley

13794. I do most of my work sitting down; that’s where I shine. – Robert Benchley

13795. Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted. – Robert Benchley

13796. Even nowadays a man can’t step up and kill a woman without feeling just a bit unchivalrous. – Robert Benchley

13797. Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. – Robert Benchley

13798. Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other. – Robert Benchley

13799. Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance. – Robert Benchley

13800. And History will smile to think that this is the species for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died. – Julien Benda

13801. I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man’s future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring. – Julien Benda

13802. It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill. – Julien Benda

13803. Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle’s remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost. – Julien Benda

13804. Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace. – Julien Benda

13805. The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant. – Julien Benda

13806. All Europe, including Erasmus, has followed Luther. – Julien Benda

13807. The forms of my awareness are richer than yours. – Hans Bender

13808. You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good. – Hans Bender

13809. The core of my personality consists of many selves. – Hans Bender

13810. PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction. – Hans Bender

13811. Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth. – Hans Bender

13812. Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to the new forms of probability. – Hans Bender

13813. Because of the many dimensions of forms of though which you can also put into physical form, you have the possibility to create much which we cannot fashion in the same manner. – Hans Bender

13814. Things you create with your mind are always part of your postmortal life, whether they seem real or not. – Hans Bender

13815. You’re as good as the people you’re with. – Brian M. Bendis

13816. The drawing and the crafting of the story are fun, but it’s the overall meaning that matters to me. It might escape some people who just want to read a comic, and that’s fine. The overall meaning is what matters. – Brian M. Bendis

13817. I love meeting fans. The people who are fans of my books are really smart and dedicated, because some independent comics are hard to get. I will drive all the way to Pittsburgh or Detroit to put it in their hands. – Brian M. Bendis

13818. I never look at things again once they’re done. – Brian M. Bendis

13819. Life: my favorite occupation. – Dirk Benedict

13820. If you want to have great success, you’d better give them what they want, but so be it. – Dirk Benedict

13821. The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it. – Dirk Benedict

13822. I never get involved with the ladies I work with. – Dirk Benedict

13823. I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage. – Dirk Benedict

13824. I write from my imagination, not from what I’ve read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about. – Dirk Benedict

13825. I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length. – Dirk Benedict

13826. I’m a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people. – Dirk Benedict

13827. I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume! – Dirk Benedict

13828. If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. – Dirk Benedict

13829. I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child’s life when parents must be absolutely and completely present. – Dirk Benedict

13830. In many ways I wish I wasn’t an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves. – Dirk Benedict

13831. It helps to be able to be alone. ‘Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don’t do that. Ask my ex-wife. – Dirk Benedict

13832. It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich. – Dirk Benedict

13833. It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa. – Dirk Benedict

13834. Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. – Dirk Benedict

13835. Movies are movies, television is television. – Dirk Benedict

13836. My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it. – Dirk Benedict

13837. I’m the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years. – Dirk Benedict

13838. From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life. – Dirk Benedict

13839. A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay. – Dirk Benedict

13840. America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts. – Dirk Benedict

13841. Anybody can write a film script ‘cuz it has been reduced to a formula. – Dirk Benedict

13842. Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails. – Dirk Benedict

13843. Change is good. And in fact unavoidable. – Dirk Benedict

13844. Children who cling to parents or who don’t want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth. – Dirk Benedict

13845. I have written two nonfiction books, I’m embarrassed to say. – Dirk Benedict

13846. Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that’s another discussion entirely. – Dirk Benedict

13847. The space genre is timeless. – Dirk Benedict

13848. From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work. – Dirk Benedict

13849. Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb. – Dirk Benedict

13850. Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema. – Dirk Benedict

13851. Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box. – Dirk Benedict

13852. Hollywood… a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread. – Dirk Benedict

13853. I am very abnormal… But it wasn’t very long ago that I wasn’t so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy. – Dirk Benedict

13854. I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime. – Dirk Benedict

13855. Children… are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God’s children. – Dirk Benedict

13856. There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It’s called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever. – Dirk Benedict

13857. Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200! – Dirk Benedict

13858. To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked. – Dirk Benedict

13859. We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that’s been hanging around and killed our dog, we don’t have a care in the world. – Dirk Benedict

13860. When I was a young actor… the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected. – Dirk Benedict

13861. You can’t leave civilization behind entirely. – Dirk Benedict

13862. The best things in life are usually difficult. – Dirk Benedict

13863. The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists. – Ruth Benedict

13864. Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex. – Ruth Benedict

13865. I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world. – Ruth Benedict

13866. I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation. – Ruth Benedict

13867. We grow in time to trust the future for our answers. – Ruth Benedict

13868. I haven’t strength of mind not to need a career. – Ruth Benedict

13869. I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. – Ruth Benedict

13870. If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits. – Ruth Benedict

13871. No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking. – Ruth Benedict

13872. A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. – Ruth Benedict

13873. Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make. – Ruth Benedict

13874. The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. – Ruth Benedict

13875. The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences. – Ruth Benedict

13876. The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers. – Ruth Benedict

13877. Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. – Ruth Benedict

13878. The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers. – Pope Benedict XVI

13879. We were looking for a ‘good shepherd,’ and instead we got a German shepherd. – Pope Benedict XVI

13880. We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. – Pope Benedict XVI

13881. The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world – not his own light, but that of Christ. – Pope Benedict XVI

13882. The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution. – Pope Benedict XVI

13883. Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place. – Pope Benedict XVI

13884. Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia. – Pope Benedict XVI

13885. I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace. – Pope Benedict XVI

13886. I leave from where the apostle arrived. – Pope Benedict XVI

13887. Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards. – Pope Benedict XVI

13888. Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me – a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord. – Pope Benedict XVI

13889. An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties. – Pope Benedict XVI

13890. Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder. – Pope Benedict XVI

13891. Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II. – Pope Benedict XVI

13892. Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice. – Peter Benenson

13893. It’s the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments – and that’s what matters. – Peter Benenson

13894. Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. – Peter Benenson

13895. The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who “disappeared”. That’s what the candle is for. – Peter Benenson

13896. Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world’s countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or “disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity. – Peter Benenson

13897. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. – Stephen Vincent Benet

13898. Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. – Stephen Vincent Benet

13899. I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat. – Stephen Vincent Benet

13900. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. – Stephen Vincent Benet

13901. Dreaming men are haunted men. – Stephen Vincent Benet

13902. Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life. – William R. Benet

13903. And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know. – William R. Benet

13904. Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me. – William R. Benet

13905. My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity. – Roberto Benigni

13906. My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry. – Roberto Benigni

13907. When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it’s impossible to make something so beautiful! – Roberto Benigni

13908. The first movie I saw – and I don’t know if it influenced me – was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards. – Roberto Benigni

13909. I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important. – Roberto Benigni

13910. In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity. – Roberto Benigni

13911. Fellini belongs to nature. – Roberto Benigni

13912. For me, Fellini was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon cannot die. – Roberto Benigni

13913. My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me – this is the truth – so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year. – Roberto Benigni

13914. It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. – Roberto Benigni

13915. Yes, I know I’ve played these women, but I’m not really conniving at all. – Annette Bening

13916. We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that’s something I’ve experienced, but we’re all just doing the best we can and we’re all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed. – Annette Bening

13917. We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of ‘how do we find our authentic selves?’ And that we all – whether we’re actors or not – perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am? – Annette Bening

13918. The tension I feel is the moment they say, ‘Action!’ Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment. – Annette Bening

13919. Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn’t mean that I’ll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: “Isn’t that that Bening woman?” – Annette Bening

13920. Oh, honey, I’m from Oklahoma! This is who I am – middle-class all the way! – Annette Bening

13921. My parents were very supportive. They went to every show. And they never told me not to do what I was doing. – Annette Bening

13922. I think we as celebrities have a lot more control. – Annette Bening

13923. I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They’re wonderful. They’re such interesting human beings. I just love it. I’m lucky. – Annette Bening

13924. I didn’t picture myself as a movie actress. I began to think about it around college. I remember thinking, “Well somebody has to be in them,” so maybe I could do that eventually. It’s all been a surprise. – Annette Bening

13925. I didn’t do a movie until I was almost 30. I’m grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff. – Annette Bening

13926. I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice. – Annette Bening

13927. By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions – and that happened in my school too. – Annette Bening

13928. And if there’s anything movies can do in a way that I just love, and I love as an audience is, “Show me something I don’t know about. Show me something I haven’t seen.” – Annette Bening

13929. Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul. – Annette Bening

13930. I don’t see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you’re not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it’s not like something you can win in that way. – Annette Bening

13931. I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband’s lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them. – Annette Bening

13932. I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that’s true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it. – Annette Bening

13933. When I’m shooting a film, I don’t look at playback. I don’t go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did. I never look at it so I haven’t seen any of it. – Andre Benjamin

13934. Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that. – Andre Benjamin

13935. It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort… than a prarie fire by a gardener’s watering pot. – Judah Philip Benjamin

13936. I always say that you should remake flops, not hits. – Richard Benjamin

13937. It’s the texture of New York that people miss by filming elsewhere. There are layers and layers of character – even in the pavement – that you can’t get anywhere else. And the speed that the people move. It’s so different from other places. – Richard Benjamin

13938. The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions. – Walter Benjamin

13939. Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven. – Walter Benjamin

13940. Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction. – Walter Benjamin

13941. The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception. – Walter Benjamin

13942. The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. – Walter Benjamin

13943. The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion. – Walter Benjamin

13944. The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses. – Walter Benjamin

13945. The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble. – Walter Benjamin

13946. The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion. – Walter Benjamin

13947. The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing. – Walter Benjamin

13948. The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. – Walter Benjamin

13949. Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. – Walter Benjamin

13950. To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright. – Walter Benjamin

13951. He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest. – Walter Benjamin

13952. The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again. – Walter Benjamin

13953. Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock. – Walter Benjamin

13954. All disgust is originally disgust at touching. – Walter Benjamin

13955. All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation. – Walter Benjamin

13956. Books and harlots have their quarrels in public. – Walter Benjamin

13957. Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. – Walter Benjamin

13958. Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. – Walter Benjamin

13959. Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death. – Walter Benjamin

13960. It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed. – Walter Benjamin

13961. Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby. – Walter Benjamin

13962. Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments. – Walter Benjamin

13963. It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us. – Walter Benjamin

13964. Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation. – Walter Benjamin

13965. Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred. – Walter Benjamin

13966. Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like. – Walter Benjamin

13967. Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories. – Walter Benjamin

13968. Whoever wants to understand much must play much. – Gottfried Benn

13969. All war represents a failure of diplomacy. – Tony Benn

13970. Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence. – Tony Benn

13971. Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters. – Tony Benn

13972. A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world. – Tony Benn

13973. The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians. – Tony Benn

13974. The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin’s Russia: it’s like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain. – Tony Benn

13975. We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values. – Tony Benn

13976. It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you. – Tony Benn

13977. I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias. – Tony Benn

13978. If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library. – Tony Benn

13979. Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. – Tony Benn

13980. We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off. – Alan Bennett

13981. Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now? – Alan Bennett

13982. We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules. – Alan Bennett

13983. Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else. – Alan Bennett

13984. My films are about embarrassment. – Alan Bennett

13985. Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key. – Alan Bennett

13986. Life is generally something that happens elsewhere. – Alan Bennett

13987. I’ve never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none. – Alan Bennett

13988. I’m all in favour of free expression provided it’s kept rigidly under control. – Alan Bennett

13989. I write plays about things that I can’t resolve in my mind. I try to root things out. – Alan Bennett

13990. Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. – Alan Bennett

13991. Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. – Alan Bennett

13992. Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore. – Alan Bennett

13993. If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging. – Alan Bennett

13994. Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching. – Alan Bennett

13995. We need a sense of the value of time – that is, of the best way to divide one’s time into one’s various activities. – Arnold Bennett

13996. Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. – Arnold Bennett

13997. We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going… Concentrate on something useful. – Arnold Bennett

13998. To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. – Arnold Bennett

13999. There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. – Arnold Bennett

14000. The price of justice is eternal publicity. – Arnold Bennett

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