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180000 famous quotes part 141 – 140001 to 141000

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180000 famous quotes part 141 – 140001 to 141000

140001. Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world. – J. K. Rowling

140002. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. – J. K. Rowling

140003. Death is just life’s next big adventure. – J. K. Rowling

140004. Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J. K. Rowling

140005. I really don’t believe in magic. – J. K. Rowling

140006. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. – J. K. Rowling

140007. There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other. – J. K. Rowling

140008. Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. – J. K. Rowling

140009. You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J. K. Rowling

140010. What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does. – J. K. Rowling

140011. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. – J. K. Rowling

140012. To the philosopher, death is but the next great adventure. – J. K. Rowling

140013. There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seak it. – J. K. Rowling

140014. The best of us must sometimes eat our words. – J. K. Rowling

140015. Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. – J. K. Rowling

140016. Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with. – J. K. Rowling

140017. Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire. – J. K. Rowling

140018. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. – J. K. Rowling

140019. If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. – J. K. Rowling

140020. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – J. K. Rowling

140021. It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling

140022. The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution. – J. K. Rowling

140023. Well, we certainly weren’t making a cartoon show for kids. It was a completely different kind of idea. – Dave Rowntree

140024. You know, we were worried that in the UK, there’s no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it’s gotten very safe. – Dave Rowntree

140025. When we came off the tour for the last album, we started on this one. We’ve just been chipping away at it. We’re not in that much of a hurry, because when we release a Blur album, that’s a three year promotion and touring cycle. – Dave Rowntree

140026. There are obviously legal restrictions on what you can do on TV in the States, as there are everywhere. – Dave Rowntree

140027. The exciting new thing, call it Internet.2, would be where links were updated and moved depending on where people click. That would give you the kind of content screening that you don’t get at the moment. – Dave Rowntree

140028. The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now. – Dave Rowntree

140029. It evolved out of the idea to make a kids TV show. And it actually turned out to be a bit dull and a bit regulated and too many people looking over your shoulder and it wasn’t really. – Dave Rowntree

140030. I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that’s what I find funny. – Dave Rowntree

140031. But probably for the last ten years or so, I’ve been fitting in animation work into my other projects. – Dave Rowntree

140032. I think I would much rather push the boundaries of the degradation that the characters face. – Dave Rowntree

140033. Empire Square production finishes in about a month’s time, so at the moment, right now, I’m just completely full on Empire Square. There’s no time to do anything else. But there’s a few things on the back burner, including another Blur album before too long. – Dave Rowntree

140034. I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they’ve lost due to Napster. – Dave Rowntree

140035. Over the course of those 12 episodes we discarded what didn’t work and kept what did and that refined it. – Dave Rowntree

140036. Yes, actually. Animation’s a very easy thing to watch on tour. – Dave Rowntree

140037. This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts. – Alfred Leslie Rowse

140038. I have to say. I kind of love all that stuff – those physical challenges. I guess there will come a time when I’ll get sick of it but at this stage, I just like it all. – Richard Roxburgh

140039. You know honestly I think there’s a Dracula, a Wolf Man, and a Frankenstein’s Monster in all of us. They are sides of our own character so that’s why I think we can relate to them in terms of a ‘I know how that feels’ kind of thing. – Richard Roxburgh

140040. You have to sort of see the way that the character behaves, and what the character says and does, and claim it in the same way that you claim anything, really. – Richard Roxburgh

140041. This is an area you always need to address when you’re dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness – which there isn’t in other horror characters. – Richard Roxburgh

140042. I’m really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can’t afford to at the moment because we’re getting married in September. And then I’m hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay. – Richard Roxburgh

140043. I don’t really have preferred roles except those with some complexity. – Richard Roxburgh

140044. Dancing with Kate Beckinsale made me very excited. – Richard Roxburgh

140045. My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing. – Richard Roxburgh

140046. The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all. – Arundhati Roy

140047. I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it. – Arundhati Roy

140048. You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors. – Arundhati Roy

140049. You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in. – Arundhati Roy

140050. When you say things like, ‘We have to wipe out the Taliban,’ what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway. – Arundhati Roy

140051. Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too? – Arundhati Roy

140052. Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again? – Arundhati Roy

140053. Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power. – Arundhati Roy

140054. The fact is that America’s weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting. – Arundhati Roy

140055. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

140056. I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading. – Arundhati Roy

140057. The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes. – Arundhati Roy

140058. My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself fully as a distinct part of Canada, and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness. – Gabrielle Roy

140059. One knows less about one’s own destiny than about anything else on earth. – Gabrielle Roy

140060. The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free. – Gabrielle Roy

140061. The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable. – Gabrielle Roy

140062. He punched me. If that’s his best punch, he’ll be in trouble some day. – Patrick Roy

140063. If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn’t eat ’em. – Darrell Royal

140064. If I were going to stay in coaching, I would have stayed right there because I was totally happy. – Darrell Royal

140065. If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier. – Darrell Royal

140066. I’ve enjoyed my retirement. – Darrell Royal

140067. I was in a profession that received a lot of media. – Darrell Royal

140068. I’m not bored; I’m not a guy who has nothing to do. – Darrell Royal

140069. I was still enjoying coaching, but there was a repetitious manner about it. – Darrell Royal

140070. You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year. – Darrell Royal

140071. I’m still healthy as can be. – Darrell Royal

140072. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Darrell Royal

140073. Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper. – Darrell Royal

140074. Sometimes you have to suck it up and call a number. – Darrell Royal

140075. The only thing that would change would be the year, the names. It just got to be a repetitious life. – Darrell Royal

140076. When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out – and it’s been sold out ever since. – Darrell Royal

140077. You never lose a game if the opponent doesn’t score. – Darrell Royal

140078. You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish. – Darrell Royal

140079. All the white meat is gone. There’s nothin’ but necks on the platter. – Darrell Royal

140080. I used to care more about the score than I do now. – Darrell Royal

140081. Three things can happen when you pass and two of ’em are bad. – Darrell Royal

140082. For me, it is just the total experience – from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years. – Darrell Royal

140083. Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same ol’ dog’s rear end every day. – Darrell Royal

140084. But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we’ve got four excellent courses. – Darrell Royal

140085. Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones. – Darrell Royal

140086. I try not to play two days in succession. I usually try to space it so I have a day in between. – Darrell Royal

140087. He’s not very fast, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can’t sing. – Darrell Royal

140088. I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere. – Darrell Royal

140089. I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf. – Darrell Royal

140090. I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play. – Darrell Royal

140091. I really don’t have a favorite course. I usually ask where there are the least players. – Darrell Royal

140092. I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries. – Darrell Royal

140093. I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again. – Darrell Royal

140094. I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years. – Darrell Royal

140095. I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat. – Darrell Royal

140096. I move around and play different golf courses. I just enjoy it. – Darrell Royal

140097. I never have planned a whole lot of future. It’s one day at a time. – Darrell Royal

140098. I try not to make the same mistakes today that I made yesterday. – Darrell Royal

140099. Don’t matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games. – Darrell Royal

140100. I had hoped God would be neutral. – Darrell Royal

140101. Several of the energy companies want to do the right thing. It’s a matter of leveling the playing field though for them and that’s why corrective action here is necessary. – Ed Royce

140102. So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas. – Josiah Royce

140103. Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning. – Josiah Royce

140104. Our will makes constantly a sort of agreement with the world, whereby, if the world will continually show some respect to the will, the will shall consent to be strenuous in its industry. – Josiah Royce

140105. So far as we live and strive at all, our lives are various, are needed for the whole, and are unique. – Josiah Royce

140106. No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit an error, not create it. When we commit an error, we say what was an error already. – Josiah Royce

140107. That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed. – Josiah Royce

140108. The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives us our notion of the absolute Self. To it the first is only preparatory. This second aspect is the one which from Kant, until the present time, has formed the deeper problem of thought. – Josiah Royce

140109. This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view. – Josiah Royce

140110. The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart. – Josiah Royce

140111. No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement. – Josiah Royce

140112. We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, – they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought. – Josiah Royce

140113. God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life. – Josiah Royce

140114. Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image, so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order. – Josiah Royce

140115. The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been had all else remained the same, but had that deed of treason not been done at all. – Josiah Royce

140116. But you are alone. Yet I never tell what you are. And if your face lights up my world as no other can – well, this feeling too, when viewed as the mere psychologist has to view it, appears to be simply what all the other friends report about their friends. – Josiah Royce

140117. For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell. – Josiah Royce

140118. As for you, my beloved friend, I loyally believe in your uniqueness; but whenever I try to tell to you wherein it consists, I helplessly describe only a type. – Josiah Royce

140119. And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness, all our lives win in our union with him the individuality which is essential to their true meaning. – Josiah Royce

140120. God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and inspires these very longings, possesses the true world, and is that world. – Josiah Royce

140121. I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to be unlike the feelings of other people. I never consciously thought, except after patterns that the world or my fellows set for me. – Josiah Royce

140122. I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see. – Josiah Royce

140123. Ideas any one can mould as he wishes. – Josiah Royce

140124. If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed. – Josiah Royce

140125. Interfere with the reality of my world, and you therefore take the very life and heart out of my will. – Josiah Royce

140126. For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual, but is individual as expressing a meaning. – Josiah Royce

140127. Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn’t think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career. – Mike Royko

140128. The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It’s an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons. – Mike Royko

140129. Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don’t want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat’s collar before cooking. – Mike Royko

140130. It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway,’ but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. – Mike Royko

140131. I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose. – Mike Royko

140132. God tipped the country and all the fruits and nuts rolled west. – Mike Royko

140133. Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax. – Mike Royko

140134. In fact, an awful lot of N.F.L. club owners have practically no influence on their players at all, simply because they’re not full-time working owners. – Pete Rozelle

140135. Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it’s clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems. – Pete Rozelle

140136. There are a lot more TV sets in use on Monday night than on Sunday afternoon. – Pete Rozelle

140137. The most difficult owner for me was the late George Marshall of Washington. – Pete Rozelle

140138. Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there’s no doubt it’s hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris – polls as valid as any political polls – indicate that very clearly. – Pete Rozelle

140139. Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake. – Pete Rozelle

140140. Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport’s successful and you’re its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record. – Pete Rozelle

140141. People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don’t want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life. – Pete Rozelle

140142. At last, someone came to tell me I’d been selected as commissioner, which gave rise to the line that I took the job with clean hands. I was then taken downstairs to a press conference, and the reporters were as surprised as I was. – Pete Rozelle

140143. I’m not claiming that football is the nation’s salvation in this area, but it’s one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can’t be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself. – Pete Rozelle

140144. I think the big thing I’ve had going for me in that regard has been the success of the league. I don’t have quite as much control over things as people believe, so I frequently receive more credit than I deserve, and occasionally more criticism as well. – Pete Rozelle

140145. Every franchise of both leagues will remain in its present location. – Pete Rozelle

140146. But I haven’t met a player or a coach whose goal isn’t to win the Super Bowl. – Pete Rozelle

140147. At least I’m going into the job with clean hands. – Pete Rozelle

140148. I’m not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it’s our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us. – Pete Rozelle

140149. I don’t know if 1300 players could really participate in the selection of a commissioner, and I’ve never given it a great deal of thought. I think it’s a logical point they could make, but it’s only an academic one. – Pete Rozelle

140150. My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage. – Peter Paul Rubens

140151. Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home? – Erno Rubik

140152. Now, after the Cube, I still don’t have any plans to make anything like it. – Erno Rubik

140153. Once I completed the Cube and demonstrated it to my students, I realized it was nearly impossible to put down. – Erno Rubik

140154. Our whole life is solving puzzles. – Erno Rubik

140155. The Cube can seem alive as it heats up in your hand. The fact that each face of the Cube is made of three layers of three blocks has an important meaning. – Erno Rubik

140156. The Cube is an imitation of life itself – or even an improvement on life. – Erno Rubik

140157. The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life. – Erno Rubik

140158. We turn the Cube and it twists us. – Erno Rubik

140159. Usually we are saying only part of the truth. – Erno Rubik

140160. It was tremendously satisfying to watch this color parade. – Erno Rubik

140161. This was such an extraordinary situation that I simply could not accept it. – Erno Rubik

140162. But for me, it was a code I myself had invented! Yet I could not read it. – Erno Rubik

140163. Yes, but with the Cube there are many flashes, there are many aha’s. – Erno Rubik

140164. In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts. – Erno Rubik

140165. And, not only in Budapest. I worked very closely with a very powerful government organization, which shall remain unidentified, to develop the mass marketed version of the Cube. – Erno Rubik

140166. But thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and I were able to bring the government to its knees. – Erno Rubik

140167. I did not plan to make the Cube. – Erno Rubik

140168. I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful. – Erno Rubik

140169. I want to try to keep my life the same. – Erno Rubik

140170. I wanted nothing else than to make the object as perfect as possible. – Erno Rubik

140171. I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were. – Erno Rubik

140172. I’m still the same person, thinking the same way, so it’s possible I will invent something. – Erno Rubik

140173. I’ve always been passionate about geometry and the study of three-dimensional forms. – Erno Rubik

140174. A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you. – Erno Rubik

140175. Condoms aren’t completely safe. A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus. – Bob Rubin

140176. Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display. – Jerry Rubin

140177. Some of the greatest social reformers of our time were wealthy. – Jerry Rubin

140178. The problem with fame is that you get frozen in one frame and nothing you can do can alter the nature. – Jerry Rubin

140179. The power to define the situation is the ultimate power. – Jerry Rubin

140180. The individual who signs the check has the ultimate power. – Jerry Rubin

140181. The backseat produced the sexual revolution. – Jerry Rubin

140182. Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex. – Jerry Rubin

140183. I would be copping out if I stayed in the myth of the ’60s. – Jerry Rubin

140184. Don’t trust anyone over thirty. – Jerry Rubin

140185. By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. – Jerry Rubin

140186. A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding reliable workers with the skills they require. – Jerry Rubin

140187. I’m famous. That’s my job. – Jerry Rubin

140188. I don’t know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation. – Rick Rubin

140189. I agree with what the Chairman Greenspan said whatever it is that he did say. – Robert E. Rubin

140190. Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

140191. Have you considered that if you don’t make waves, nobody including yourself will know that you are alive? – Theodore Isaac Rubin

140192. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

140193. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

140194. Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions. – Vera Rubin

140195. Does Sex Matter? Of course it does. But does it matter enough to Matter? That’s a different question. – Vera Rubin

140196. No observational problem will not be solved by more data. – Vera Rubin

140197. Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian, Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew. – Anton Rubinstein

140198. Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist. The classicists think me a futurist, and the futurists call me a reactionary. – Anton Rubinstein

140199. Even when I’m sick and depressed, I love life. – Arthur Rubinstein

140200. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

140201. I’m passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. – Arthur Rubinstein

140202. Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. – Arthur Rubinstein

140203. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition. – Arthur Rubinstein

140204. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle. – Arthur Rubinstein

140205. Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. – Helena Rubinstein

140206. Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist. – Helena Rubinstein

140207. There are no ugly women, only lazy ones. – Helena Rubinstein

140208. Leave the table while you still feel you could eat a little more. – Helena Rubinstein

140209. Daylight reveals color; artificial light drains it. – Helena Rubinstein

140210. All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life’s work. – Helena Rubinstein

140211. Adjust your makeup to the light in which your wear it. – Helena Rubinstein

140212. Men are just as vain as women, and sometimes even more so. – Helena Rubinstein

140213. The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same. – Marco Rubio

140214. Even today with the problems that we face, who would you rather be? Which country would you trade places with? – Marco Rubio

140215. When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country? – Marco Rubio

140216. This is the only country in the world where today’s employee, is tomorrow’s employer. – Marco Rubio

140217. These terrorists aren’t trying to kill us because we offended them. They attack us because they want to impose their view of the world on as many people as they can, and America is standing in their way. – Marco Rubio

140218. There’s never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government. – Marco Rubio

140219. The U.S. Senate already has one Arlen Specter too many. – Marco Rubio

140220. Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today. – Marco Rubio

140221. Leaders at the highest levels of our government are undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government, our economy and our country. – Marco Rubio

140222. I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest society in all of human history. – Marco Rubio

140223. From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history. – Marco Rubio

140224. Everything that I will ever accomplish, I owe to God, to my parent’s sacrifices, and to the United States of America. – Marco Rubio

140225. 2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation. – Marco Rubio

140226. For many of us who were born and raised in this country, including me, it’s sometimes easy to forget how special America really is. – Marco Rubio

140227. Everyone has a Latino inside them. – Paulina Rubio

140228. My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. – Paulina Rubio

140229. Someone had to do it. That son of a bitch killed my President. – Jack Ruby

140230. I have been used for a purpose, and there will be a certain tragic occurrence happening if you don’t take my testimony and somehow vindicate me so my people don’t suffer because of what I have done. – Jack Ruby

140231. It may not be too late, whatever happens, if our President, Lyndon Johnson, knew the truth from me. But if I am eliminated, there won’t be any way of knowing. – Jack Ruby

140232. Maybe something can be saved, something can be done. – Jack Ruby

140233. I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room. – Jack Ruby

140234. Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. – William Ruckelshaus

140235. The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right. – William Ruckelshaus

140236. We need to fashion policies with proper incentives to reduce the amount of carbon we are putting in the atmosphere. – William Ruckelshaus

140237. Why argue about things you can’t prove? – William Ruckelshaus

140238. We got to do a few things with President Clinton. To be invited to Washington again to play with Ashanti and all those other cool people there in front of President Bush and the rest of the world feels awesome. I’m really looking forward to going. – Darius Rucker

140239. When I was in high school, I read all of Neil Simon’s plays. – Darius Rucker

140240. When I was growing up, I always knew that if I ever got anything, I was going to give back as much as I can. I learned that all you have to be willing to do is give your time. – Darius Rucker

140241. We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it. – Darius Rucker

140242. We can’t thank Dave enough. He could call me if my wife was about to have a baby and tell me he needed tonight for his show and I’d find some way to get her to let me head to New York. – Darius Rucker

140243. Remember the Stax label and how if you liked one record, you liked all the others as well? You don’t talk to a lot of people who tell you how much they love their record label. I don’t care how many records they sell. – Darius Rucker

140244. It was important to me to find a label that wouldn’t back out after a first single. Everyone’s so used to hearing me with Hootie, they’re going to be skeptical. – Darius Rucker

140245. I’ve known Tiger since he was 18. Tiger is a great guy. I am so happy for him right now. – Darius Rucker

140246. I just wanted to go out and make a record that I’ve always wanted to make since I was a kid. – Darius Rucker

140247. I don’t think I get the respect as a singer. With this record, I wanted to bring respect to my band. – Darius Rucker

140248. We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family. – Darius Rucker

140249. Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts. – Rudy Rucker

140250. Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons. – Rudy Rucker

140251. Lately I’ve been working to convince myself that everything is a computation. – Rudy Rucker

140252. Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail. – Rudy Rucker

140253. One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments. – Rudy Rucker

140254. Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens. – Rudy Rucker

140255. Selling a book or story has never become absolutely automatic for me. – Rudy Rucker

140256. The hard fact is that not everyone does get published. – Rudy Rucker

140257. Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction. – Rudy Rucker

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140258. Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn’t deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book. – Rudy Rucker

140259. I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end. – Rudy Rucker

140260. It’s tedious to watch something very obvious being worked out, like a movie that’s not particularly good and after about half an hour you know how it’s going to end. – Rudy Rucker

140261. It’s soothing to realize that my mind’s processes are inherently uncontrollable. – Rudy Rucker

140262. In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book, and I’m still absorbing its teachings. – Rudy Rucker

140263. If you think of your life as a kind of computation, it’s quite abundantly clear that there’s not going to be a final answer and there won’t be anything particularly wonderful about having the computation halt! – Rudy Rucker

140264. If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur. – Rudy Rucker

140265. If all else fails, there’s always print or web zines. – Rudy Rucker

140266. I like a book better if I can’t predict what’s going to happen. – Rudy Rucker

140267. Computations are everywhere, once you begin to look at things in a certain way. – Rudy Rucker

140268. But how does it feel to plug into a system that’s say, a million times as smart as a person. – Rudy Rucker

140269. At present, however, I don’t think the Net is a very good medium for books, books should really be inexpensive lightweight paperbacks you can bang around. – Rudy Rucker

140270. All living things are gnarly, in that they inevitably do things that are much more complex than one might have expected. – Rudy Rucker

140271. Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it’s done, keep sending it out for quite awhile. – Rudy Rucker

140272. A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules. – Rudy Rucker

140273. I like to do things that are surprising and different. – Rudy Rucker

140274. There’s a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I’m much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven’t taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven’t been in a blockbuster. – Paul Rudd

140275. It’s insane but it’s a great insane. – Paul Rudd

140276. I think there’s something great and generic about goldfish. They’re everybody’s first pet. – Paul Rudd

140277. The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places. – Warren Rudman

140278. Significant steps have been taken since 9-11 to protect out country here at home, but much remains to be done, Americans from across the political spectrum must come together to develop the next phase of our efforts to counter global terror. – Warren Rudman

140279. Well, it’s taken a long time to get the Department of Homeland Security established. It’s taken a long time for the Congress to decide how much it wanted to fund. – Warren Rudman

140280. We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen. – Warren Rudman

140281. We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America’s major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is. – Warren Rudman

140282. This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people, and when you’re facing terrorism, natural disaster, you can have every wonderful plan in place, but I am a realist. – Warren Rudman

140283. The president’s very right about one thing: When you have a disaster of that scale, whether it be natural or a terrorist attack, there’s only one part of our entire government, state or local, that is equipped to handle it, and that’s the U.S. military. – Warren Rudman

140284. It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion. – Warren Rudman

140285. And if you do all you can, that’s all you can ever do. – Warren Rudman

140286. And they will tell you unequivocally that if we have a chemical or biological attack or a nuclear attack anywhere in this country, they are unprepared to deal with it today, and that is of high urgency. – Warren Rudman

140287. Everyone is going to have to step up to the plate. – Warren Rudman

140288. If there were a major earthquake in Los Angeles, with bridges and highways and railroads and airports all shut down and huge buildings collapsing, I don’t care how much planning you do, the first 72 hours is going to be chaotic. – Warren Rudman

140289. If you have a major disaster involving hundreds of thousands, or in this case millions of people, whether it be a natural disaster or an act of terrorism, the first 72 hours are going to be totally chaotic no matter what you plan to do. – Warren Rudman

140290. The other thing about FEMA, my understanding is that it was supposed to move into the Department of Homeland Security… and be what it was, but also having a lot of lateral communication with all those others involved in that issue of homeland security. – Warren Rudman

140291. Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this. – Warren Rudman

140292. A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won’t get a bikini wax. – Rita Rudner

140293. Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. – Rita Rudner

140294. I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. – Rita Rudner

140295. I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn’t mine. – Rita Rudner

140296. I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner

140297. I know I want to have children while my parents are still young enough to take care of them. – Rita Rudner

140298. When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always. – Rita Rudner

140299. My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head. – Rita Rudner

140300. My mother buried three husbands – and two of them were only napping. – Rita Rudner

140301. Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. – Rita Rudner

140302. Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it’s quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid. – Rita Rudner

140303. Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: ‘This looks much better on.’ On what? On fire? – Rita Rudner

140304. Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be. – Rita Rudner

140305. The time you spend grieving over a man should never exceed the amount of time you actually spent with him. – Rita Rudner

140306. The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it Jumping up and down. – Rita Rudner

140307. They usually have two tellers in my local bank, except when it’s very busy, when they have one. – Rita Rudner

140308. We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it’s cheaper, and you get more feet. – Rita Rudner

140309. My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives. – Rita Rudner

140310. Whenever I date a guy, I think, ‘Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?’ – Rita Rudner

140311. Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. – Rita Rudner

140312. To attract men, I wear a perfume called “New Car Interior.” – Rita Rudner

140313. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner

140314. I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. – Rita Rudner

140315. My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping. – Rita Rudner

140316. I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. – Rita Rudner

140317. I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight. – Rita Rudner

140318. I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso. – Rita Rudner

140319. I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. – Rita Rudner

140320. It wasn’t that no one asked me to the prom, it was that no one would tell me where it was. – Rita Rudner

140321. Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? – Rita Rudner

140322. Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? – Rita Rudner

140323. Most turkeys taste better the day after, my mother’s tasted better the day before. – Rita Rudner

140324. Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. – Rita Rudner

140325. I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose. – Rita Rudner

140326. My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn’t want him to. – Rita Rudner

140327. In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. – Rita Rudner

140328. Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film. – Alan Rudolph

140329. You learn real early to make a film and then duck, and basically that’s how I go about it. – Alan Rudolph

140330. So one of the most unique things on screen in American movies today is everyday behavior. – Alan Rudolph

140331. Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement. – Alan Rudolph

140332. It’s part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth. – Alan Rudolph

140333. You know, sometimes I feel like I walk around with a target on my back with the films I make. – Alan Rudolph

140334. You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization. – Alan Rudolph

140335. Anyway, I just haven’t been able to find any humanity in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life. – Alan Rudolph

140336. It’s always been my formula to get the next picture set up before anyone’s seen the last one. – Alan Rudolph

140337. I’m me, I live from film to mouth. – Alan Rudolph

140338. Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians on TV who would just have fun with the language. – Alan Rudolph

140339. Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it’s often only found in moments of truth. – Alan Rudolph

140340. Because I believe that abortion is murder, I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it. – Eric Rudolph

140341. It is solely for the reason that this government has legalized the murder of children that I have no allegiance to nor do I recognize the legitimacy of this particular government in Washington. – Eric Rudolph

140342. I would love it if you would come in and teach me how to really do you. – Maya Rudolph

140343. No, no, no. Your accent is so beautiful. – Maya Rudolph

140344. Because you want to keep an air of calm and cool. – Maya Rudolph

140345. The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever. – Wilma Rudolph

140346. I believe in me more than anything in this world. – Wilma Rudolph

140347. The triumph can’t be had without the struggle. – Wilma Rudolph

140348. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. – Wilma Rudolph

140349. Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life. – Wilma Rudolph

140350. When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. – Wilma Rudolph

140351. Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. – Wilma Rudolph

140352. My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother. – Wilma Rudolph

140353. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets. – Wilma Rudolph

140354. I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened. – Wilma Rudolph

140355. I don’t know why I run so fast. I just run. – Wilma Rudolph

140356. Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. – Wilma Rudolph

140357. I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I’m competing with is me. – Wilma Rudolph

140358. No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you. – Wilma Rudolph

140359. For a deeper interest in the Moon than I ever felt before. – Warren De la Rue

140360. Nature’s laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins, and goes on with accelerated rapidity. – Warren De la Rue

140361. By shading off, as I have done, the portion of the area of the diagram according to the individual age, every one may see how much of life is consumed, and what is left. – Warren De la Rue

140362. I’ll be with The Goat until the fall. Then I’ve been given three plays to look at and there have been a couple of films have come over the desk. I will probably not do either one of them. – Mercedes Ruehl

140363. Also, I had read a book called She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery, but it took this person well into his thirties to come to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it. – Mercedes Ruehl

140364. But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted. – Mercedes Ruehl

140365. I learned a lot more about transgender people. It’s not a choice, but a physiological condition that has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain. – Mercedes Ruehl

140366. In this business, you never say no to anything. – Mercedes Ruehl

140367. You know, I once leased a Mercedes because I got a good deal on it because of my first name. – Mercedes Ruehl

140368. I find there’s almost no place to put an award that one’s quite comfortable with. – Mercedes Ruehl

140369. Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity. – Mercedes Ruehl

140370. Nature chooses who will be transgender; individuals don’t choose this. – Mercedes Ruehl

140371. We have the tendency to condemn what we don’t understand. – Mercedes Ruehl

140372. Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that’s probably good. – Mercedes Ruehl

140373. Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it’s a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation. – Charles Ruff

140374. The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern. – Charles Ruff

140375. We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country. – Charles Ruff

140376. My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave. – Mark Ruffalo

140377. Yeah, there’s a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood. – Mark Ruffalo

140378. I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight. – Mark Ruffalo

140379. I still feel like I’m trying to make it. It’s hard to shed the struggling actor thing. – Mark Ruffalo

140380. I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit. – Mark Ruffalo

140381. I want to do a western. Nobody does westerns anymore. – Mark Ruffalo

140382. I was bartending for a long time and going on auditions and was constantly being rebuffed. – Mark Ruffalo

140383. I remember riding my bike down the boardwalk with nowhere to go and looking at the girls. It was really innocent. – Mark Ruffalo

140384. I’ve just been more interested in doing film right now and I don’t want to go away from my family for six months, which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway. – Mark Ruffalo

140385. It’s a difficult undertaking. I’ve been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who’ve gone deeply out of communication. – Mark Ruffalo

140386. Literally, I think I’ve quit acting three or four times, only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks. – Mark Ruffalo

140387. My personal belief is that you carry your own water in a relationship. If you see a girl and you think she’s hot, that’s a very human reaction, but you don’t go and tell your spouse that, you know? So in one way it’s how you behave. – Mark Ruffalo

140388. People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life. – Mark Ruffalo

140389. People use the Method as a shield; it shields them from being vulnerable. I hear all these young actors who are like, ‘I’m Method, I’m gonna go live in the house, you know, I totally get it, I’ve done it, I’ve been there’, but one thing I know is it kills spontaneity. – Mark Ruffalo

140390. The problem to me is violence. It’s not cool to kill somebody or hurt people. – Mark Ruffalo

140391. They would never let me be a crossing guard when I was a little kid. It would come up, I’d always raise my hand, I would never get picked . They thought I was too wild, but I knew I was responsible enough, if I was given that task. – Mark Ruffalo

140392. This country consumes more pornography than any other country in the world. – Mark Ruffalo

140393. We’ll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex. – Mark Ruffalo

140394. With indies, all they have is their script and it’s very important to them. The characters are better drawn, the stories more precise and the experience greater than with studio films where sometimes they fill in the script as they’re shooting. – Mark Ruffalo

140395. The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you’re really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it. – Mark Ruffalo

140396. I ran to my marriage, I was happily ready to take on marriage. – Mark Ruffalo

140397. We’re warriors, this culture, and we’re very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don’t know why that is. – Mark Ruffalo

140398. But in my heart of hearts, this is the kind of thing… this is what everyone is struggling with in their lives – relationships and family. To me, it’s always an interesting area to mine. I’m drawn to it. – Mark Ruffalo

140399. I love acting with kids, cause they’re great acting partners. They’re totally present. Even when they’re acting, they’re still available and you can crack them up or something weird will happen and they’ll go with it. – Mark Ruffalo

140400. The true value of somebody in this town is very hard to determine. It’s all smoke and mirrors. – Mark Ruffalo

140401. Also, stick around. Don’t lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it. – Mark Ruffalo

140402. As we’re bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it’s hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that’s allowed to be shown to kids these days. – Mark Ruffalo

140403. But, the relationships that I see work – As long as they’re telling the truth, and saying the things that you don’t ever want to have to say to another human being. – Mark Ruffalo

140404. Certainly, it’s very easy to fall in love with cash. If you’re going to make all your decisions based on cash, you’re going to have a pretty naffy career. – Mark Ruffalo

140405. Commercials that are geared towards kids. I think they should just, like, wipe them out. – Mark Ruffalo

140406. Do theater. Because you’ll develop a craft that you’ll always have. It’ll give you a chance to really learn how to act and you won’t go into the world with a few measly tricks that will only carry you so far. – Mark Ruffalo

140407. After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I’ve always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again. – Mark Ruffalo

140408. For some reason, my whole life has been, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that.’ – Mark Ruffalo

140409. I always like having kid energy around. I think it’s good for a movie, even when you’re doing dramatic stuff. – Mark Ruffalo

140410. I come from a traditional theater background. – Mark Ruffalo

140411. I didn’t really have any interest in producing anything. – Mark Ruffalo

140412. I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher. – Mark Ruffalo

140413. I don’t know, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce so there’s a lot of great people out there who people aren’t happy with. – Mark Ruffalo

140414. I don’t like this idea of Method. I come from that school, but what I was taught was that it’s your imagination. You do your homework, and you use your imagination. – Mark Ruffalo

140415. I don’t want to feel like I’m stuck doing one-stock performances. – Mark Ruffalo

140416. I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape. We were outdoors all the time and we played outside. – Mark Ruffalo

140417. I live a bourgeois life. – Mark Ruffalo

140418. I had to work on a Marlin boat, like gutting fish, like as the bait boy. – Mark Ruffalo

140419. I like to think the movies that I’ve picked have something worthwhile to say. Something relevant. – Mark Ruffalo

140420. I like to disappear in the parts I play. – Mark Ruffalo

140421. And my mother caught wind of this. She never had really tried to guide my career or really had any say in my life as an adult, but this was the one time she said she would never speak to me again if I quit acting. – Mark Ruffalo

140422. I became an actor so I didn’t have to be myself. – Mark Ruffalo

140423. We should not clap our hands and mourn, for he is out of trouble. You are still in it. – David Ruffin

140424. We’re entertainers, not just singers! – David Ruffin

140425. I never knew that I’d still be doing this so many years later. – David Ruffin

140426. I knew I always wanted to sing. – David Ruffin

140427. That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too. – Angela Ruggiero

140428. A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles. – Wesley Ruggles

140429. One figure can sometimes add up to a lot. – Wesley Ruggles

140430. Serbia did not want to recognize our country in a peaceful way, so that is why they wanted to destroy us. All our efforts to find a peaceful solution were impossible. In order to save the people, NATO had to intervene. – Ibrahim Rugova

140431. During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization. – Ibrahim Rugova

140432. We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way. – Ibrahim Rugova

140433. We have the EURO as a currency, which means a lot. It has not just stabilized the situation in Kosovo politically and economically, but also facilitated the direct contact that we have with Europe. – Ibrahim Rugova

140434. We had a lot of international help especially from the EU and USA, which helped us to get out of this phase of emergency, to give some dynamism to Kosova. – Ibrahim Rugova

140435. Today, our economy is divided: fifty percent is the public economy and fifty percent is the private economy that includes small companies employing from 4 to 200 workers. – Ibrahim Rugova

140436. There will be a lot of competitive and strong companies coming here and even though Kosovo is a small country that undoubtedly has a lot to offer to global trade; one of our main interests is to expose it to the world market. – Ibrahim Rugova

140437. The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo). – Ibrahim Rugova

140438. The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country, to build Kosovo’s public image. Concrete projects must be assembled, in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves. – Ibrahim Rugova

140439. So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. – Ibrahim Rugova

140440. My vision is to have an independent Kosovo, democratic, with a politically tolerant society and with a solid economy, integrated into the EU, the NATO and to continue with our good relations with the USA. – Ibrahim Rugova

140441. My vision is that our country should be integrated in the EU, to transfer a part of our independence there. It is also our duty to do it, if we want to establish trade and a sound economy. This is the vision that I am working on and I will continue to work in the future. – Ibrahim Rugova

140442. Kosovo today is closer to Europe than other countries in the region of South Eastern Europe. – Ibrahim Rugova

140443. Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of riches that were granted to us by God. – Ibrahim Rugova

140444. I want to emphasize the fact that the independence of Kosovo should and will be recognized. – Ibrahim Rugova

140445. As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise. – Ibrahim Rugova

140446. First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry. – Ibrahim Rugova

140447. As you see the political problems are closely connected with the economical problems. With the help of politics, we will open the way for the economy and this is why all these problems are included in the program of the newly elected government. – Ibrahim Rugova

140448. Our government is ready to guarantee their investments for them, and then we will create tax incentives. We are interested in having all these things and with the privatization we also want to create more jobs and better conditions for the workers. – Ibrahim Rugova

140449. However, we still have the problem of free travel and movement, since the Travel Documents issued by UNMIK as the substitute to passports, are not fully recognized yet by all countries. – Ibrahim Rugova

140450. Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp. – Juan Ruiz

140451. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140452. Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140453. Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140454. Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140455. Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140456. Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140457. Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

140458. It’s going to be a symbolic thing. But for me, they did enough. – Rosie Ruiz

140459. Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires. – Muriel Rukeyser

140460. Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. – Muriel Rukeyser

140461. The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. – Muriel Rukeyser

140462. Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed. – Muriel Rukeyser

140463. The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness. – Muriel Rukeyser

140464. The journey is my home. – Muriel Rukeyser

140465. Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems. – Muriel Rukeyser

140466. If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger. – Muriel Rukeyser

140467. I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. – Muriel Rukeyser

140468. I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride. – Muriel Rukeyser

140469. Exchange is creation. – Muriel Rukeyser

140470. However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole. – Muriel Rukeyser

140471. A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art. – Muriel Rukeyser

140472. In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty. – Muriel Rukeyser

140473. For a while, people couldn’t understand why I’d find them so fascinating, but I’d rather go to a trial than to a Broadway play. Now that we have Court TV, they see what I mean. – Ann Rule

140474. Try to open up your mind a little, and move away from rigid opinions of what people should do and be – unless you have been there. – Ann Rule

140475. The why of murder always fascinates me so much more than the how. – Ann Rule

140476. Some writers hate to go to trials, but I love trials. – Ann Rule

140477. Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other’s work. – Ann Rule

140478. I’m publicizing the book that’s done. I’m writing the book that’s in the hopper, and I’m doing a little advance research on the book to come. – Ann Rule

140479. I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It’s a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I’ve written are about wives who just couldn’t get away. – Ann Rule

140480. I always want to give the victim a voice. – Ann Rule

140481. Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books. – Ann Rule

140482. All of my books now come from readers’ ideas. – Ann Rule

140483. I always say that bad women are fewer than men, but when you get one, they’re fascinating because they’re so rotten. – Ann Rule

140484. I got a cold feeling toward religion in general. I don’t think God would want to separate families. – Ja Rule

140485. I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click. – Ja Rule

140486. Who made these laws? That’s what I want to know. So that’s why I wear two crosses now. I call it double cross. I believe in God-not religion. – Ja Rule

140487. These companies are in it for their dollars, and whatever is hot that is what they follow. – Ja Rule

140488. There is only one me. – Ja Rule

140489. The public makes it so that we have to keep assaulting each other. – Ja Rule

140490. Pain is love. – Ja Rule

140491. I’m married, I have three children, I never hit my wife. – Ja Rule

140492. I’ve signed a few sneakers in my day. – Ja Rule

140493. I love to see my family together. That’s what life is about. It’s about family. – Ja Rule

140494. I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions. I am not into religion, I am spiritual. – Ja Rule

140495. I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick. – Ja Rule

140496. It’s always good to be working. – Ja Rule

140497. Be very nervous of the shaky hands. – Ja Rule

140498. Every religion there’s something foul going on. – Ja Rule

140499. Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique. – Jane Rule

140500. Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. – Jane Rule

140501. Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better. – Jane Rule

140502. The message of women’s liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education. – Jane Rule

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140503. People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. – Jane Rule

140504. My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for. – Jane Rule

140505. Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering. – Jane Rule

140506. Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity. – Jane Rule

140507. If we don’t bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence. – Jane Rule

140508. I’ve never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn’t sew, I could think. – Jane Rule

140509. I had always said to myself that forty was the cut off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people sound like a very long one, but the novel as art is a middle-aged art. – Jane Rule

140510. Human beings tolerate what they understand they have to tolerate. – Jane Rule

140511. Love is the terrible secret people are suspected of unless they’re married, then one always suspects they don’t. – Jane Rule

140512. I believe only in art and failure. – Jane Rule

140513. If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us. – Jane Rule

140514. Because to write, one must truly suffer. – Juan Rulfo

140515. I am talking about misery and all of its implications. – Juan Rulfo

140516. Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. – Rumi

140517. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi

140518. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. – Rumi

140519. It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home. – Rumi

140520. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi

140521. This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. – Rumi

140522. Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House. – Donald Rumsfeld

140523. Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals. – Donald Rumsfeld

140524. Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was – by a taxpayer. – Donald Rumsfeld

140525. Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin’s still learning. – Donald Rumsfeld

140526. Remember where you came from. – Donald Rumsfeld

140527. Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers – they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up. – Donald Rumsfeld

140528. Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers. – Donald Rumsfeld

140529. Public servants are paid to serve the American people. Do it well. – Donald Rumsfeld

140530. Prune – prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually. – Donald Rumsfeld

140531. Presidential leadership needn’t always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective. – Donald Rumsfeld

140532. Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos. – Donald Rumsfeld

140533. Preserve the President’s options. He may need them. – Donald Rumsfeld

140534. Politics is human beings; it’s addition rather than subtraction. – Donald Rumsfeld

140535. Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive. – Donald Rumsfeld

140536. Our task, your task… is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, ‘Well, where’s the smoking gun?’ Well, we don’t want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction. – Donald Rumsfeld

140537. One of your tasks is to separate the “personal” from the “substantive.” The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs the President wrong. – Donald Rumsfeld

140538. Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost. – Donald Rumsfeld

140539. Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate are not there by accident. Each managed to get there for some reason. Learn what it was and you will know something important about them, about our country and about the American people. – Donald Rumsfeld

140540. See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented. – Donald Rumsfeld

140541. Make decisions about the President’s personal security. He can overrule you, but don’t ask him to be the one to counsel caution. – Donald Rumsfeld

140542. Don’t blame the boss. He has enough problems. – Donald Rumsfeld

140543. You’re thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France. I don’t. I think that’s old Europe. – Donald Rumsfeld

140544. You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. – Donald Rumsfeld

140545. Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary. – Donald Rumsfeld

140546. With the press there is no “off the record.” – Donald Rumsfeld

140547. When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later. – Donald Rumsfeld

140548. When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don’t eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control. – Donald Rumsfeld

140549. Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning. – Donald Rumsfeld

140550. Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs. – Donald Rumsfeld

140551. Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented. – Donald Rumsfeld

140552. Look for what’s missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what’s proposed or what’s gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn’t there. – Donald Rumsfeld

140553. There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know. – Donald Rumsfeld

140554. There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that’s just a fact. – Donald Rumsfeld

140555. The way to do well is to do well. – Donald Rumsfeld

140556. The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country. – Donald Rumsfeld

140557. The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don’t tell him the truth. Others won’t do it. – Donald Rumsfeld

140558. The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments. – Donald Rumsfeld

140559. When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really want to know is the President’s views. – Donald Rumsfeld

140560. Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. – Donald Rumsfeld

140561. I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won’t last any longer than that. – Donald Rumsfeld

140562. First rule of politics: you can’t win unless you’re on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win. – Donald Rumsfeld

140563. Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life. – Donald Rumsfeld

140564. Don’t think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men. – Donald Rumsfeld

140565. Don’t speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn’t walk in their shoes. – Donald Rumsfeld

140566. Don’t say “the White House wants.” Buildings can’t want. – Donald Rumsfeld

140567. I don’t do quagmires. – Donald Rumsfeld

140568. Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it. – Donald Rumsfeld

140569. Don’t divide the world into “them” and “us.” Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours. – Donald Rumsfeld

140570. Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal. – Donald Rumsfeld

140571. Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to “carry it off.” – Donald Rumsfeld

140572. Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small. – Donald Rumsfeld

140573. Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance. – Donald Rumsfeld

140574. Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. – Donald Rumsfeld

140575. Don’t do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post. – Donald Rumsfeld

140576. Let your family, staff, and friends know that you’re still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position. – Donald Rumsfeld

140577. Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. – Donald Rumsfeld

140578. Leave the President’s family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help. – Donald Rumsfeld

140579. Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive. – Donald Rumsfeld

140580. It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task. – Donald Rumsfeld

140581. It is easier to get into something than to get out of it. – Donald Rumsfeld

140582. In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone. – Donald Rumsfeld

140583. In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it. – Donald Rumsfeld

140584. In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership. – Donald Rumsfeld

140585. If a prospective Presidential approach can’t be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn’t been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won’t “sail” anyway. Send it back for further thought. – Donald Rumsfeld

140586. Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It’s not 3,000. It’s tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children. – Donald Rumsfeld

140587. Learn to say “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often. – Donald Rumsfeld

140588. If you try to please everybody, somebody’s not going to like it. – Donald Rumsfeld

140589. If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes. – Donald Rumsfeld

140590. If you develop rules, never have more than ten. – Donald Rumsfeld

140591. If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. – Donald Rumsfeld

140592. If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random. – Donald Rumsfeld

140593. If in doubt, move decisions up to the President. – Donald Rumsfeld

140594. If in doubt, don’t. If still in doubt, do what’s right. – Donald Rumsfeld

140595. Don’t automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn’t considered key aspects of the issue. – Donald Rumsfeld

140596. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

140597. Learning is always rebellion… Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

140598. Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

140599. There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

140600. I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people. – Robert Runcie

140601. Without centuries of Christian antisemitism, Hitler’s passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed. – Robert Runcie

140602. War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute, one of the most dangerous being nationalism. – Robert Runcie

140603. In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion. – Robert Runcie

140604. Those who dare to interpret God’s will must never claim Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another. – Robert Runcie

140605. Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword. – Steven Runciman

140606. It may not necessarily reflect my current frame of mind. Sometimes I have to put myself at the point in time of the voice that I’m trying to sing with. – Todd Rundgren

140607. Behind every tree there’s a new monster. – Todd Rundgren

140608. I’ve got billions of sparrows to worry about as well as everything else’. So there’s the whole idea that whatever it is that you believe, it can never be valid unless you have some consensus reality demonstration. – Todd Rundgren

140609. So there was a way for you to get promoted and survive as an artist without worrying about AM radio hits. – Todd Rundgren

140610. You do have a modicum of peace of mind here, but it’s as unsettled as any other place. – Todd Rundgren

140611. There are still people who believe in that and wake up every day believing it’s possible, and invest their whole selves in that. – Todd Rundgren

140612. There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives. – Todd Rundgren

140613. The problem turned out to be that I never was that kind of an artist. – Todd Rundgren

140614. The God that can only love something like this man. And from then on it was all downhill. – Todd Rundgren

140615. And so it’s inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don’t examine closely the things they believe. – Todd Rundgren

140616. Sometimes you could tell what it was about – it was interesting – and sometimes it was quite obvious that someone had lost it and it was on an endless loop. – Todd Rundgren

140617. It seems like a totally gratuitous myth to tell people a giant rabbit comes round at night leaving candy in a haphazard way around the house… and the cover shows the bunny caught in the act. – Todd Rundgren

140618. Most people didn’t have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever. – Todd Rundgren

140619. It’s the only way that YOUR life is gonna have any value to you. If you’re just living the same life that everybody else is living what’s the point? – Todd Rundgren

140620. Most people outside of America won’t get it. It’s the Easter bunny. It’s another lie and I don’t understand why we had to invent this character. – Todd Rundgren

140621. One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album. – Todd Rundgren

140622. Singles needed to come back. And what I tried to do in my online experiment was to change the rules for myself and make available at a more regular pace the fruits of my labour, for people who decided they wanted to support my recordings. – Todd Rundgren

140623. So I don’t think I’m gonna pull my head into my shell just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots. – Todd Rundgren

140624. The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements. – Gerd von Rundstedt

140625. It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else. – Gerd von Rundstedt

140626. Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received continual reinforcements from their back areas, as they fell back. It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out, the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force. – Gerd von Rundstedt

140627. If was, increased by a lack of railways in Russia – for bringing up supplies to our advancing troops. – Gerd von Rundstedt

140628. The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group. – Gerd von Rundstedt

140629. I long ago came to the conclusion that all life is 6 to 5 against. – Damon Runyon

140630. I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper. – Damon Runyon

140631. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet. – Damon Runyon

140632. The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that’s how you bet. – Damon Runyon

140633. You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge. – Damon Runyon

140634. You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me one man to remember me just once a year. – Damon Runyon

140635. Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you. – Damon Runyon

140636. Whoever eats anything at a wedding luncheon? They make the food out of papier mache. My salad had been used four or five times this week. – Peter Ruric

140637. You do it for the highs, when you’re totally engrossed and everything’s flowing and whatever you want, you get. It’s like magic. That’s why you play the game. That’s what it’s for. That’s why you work. – Greg Rusedski

140638. You can’t really describe how difficult it is to deal with. It is any athlete’s worst nightmare to be accused of cheating by taking drugs. It really is very difficult to put into words how it makes you feel. – Greg Rusedski

140639. When you’re young, you don’t know what you don’t know, so it’s easier to get into that magical thing. – Greg Rusedski

140640. The only way to get back the confidence is to play and win matches. You can practise as much as you like, but you need confidence that comes from playing and winning matches. – Greg Rusedski

140641. The downside isn’t really injury, fear of injury or the process of fighting back from injury. The downside, the very worst thing in the world, is surgery. – Greg Rusedski

140642. It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide. – Greg Rusedski

140643. It’s not a break until you hold your serve. – Greg Rusedski

140644. Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb. – Benjamin Rush

140645. Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us. – Benjamin Rush

140646. Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error. – Benjamin Rush

140647. Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it. – Benjamin Rush

140648. Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so. – Bobby Rush

140649. The Lord called me to plant a church. – Bobby Rush

140650. The single moment when I knew that I had to get busy and do more was around the death of my son. – Bobby Rush

140651. When people come to me and tell me I was terrific in this or that, I do not want to fall flat on my face the next time. But, tough, I have fallen flat before. You just get up and dust yourself off. – Geoffrey Rush

140652. Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It’s tough on the ego. – Geoffrey Rush

140653. People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities. – Geoffrey Rush

140654. People tend to think of Brisbane as a sleepy, sub-topical place. I don’t know. It’s like Baltimore or something. I don’t know. You would hear the family dramas going on behind closed doors. – Geoffrey Rush

140655. There’s four biggies. There was Elizabeth I, George III, Victoria, and the current queen, who really dominated four eras. – Geoffrey Rush

140656. They were saying, ‘Keep this under your hat, but Jack Sparrow’s going to die in the second movie.’ I went, ‘You’re kidding me. The fans are going to go berserk.’ – Geoffrey Rush

140657. What I appreciated was the fact that the script delved into how Australians were – and still are – condescended to by the English. – Geoffrey Rush

140658. It’s their story, and I got to be the guy in the back while they were in the foreground. – Geoffrey Rush

140659. Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It’s a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically. – Geoffrey Rush

140660. Yeah, well, the F-bomb – it’s become as ubiquitous as the word ‘like.’ People just throw the word ‘like’ around as punctuation. And I think in a lot of everyday speech, the F-bomb has become a kind of dash or a comma. – Geoffrey Rush

140661. This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more. – Geoffrey Rush

140662. Most films I’ve worked on have had large casts, but they’ve been wonderful people. I think the monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean is the most temperamental costar I’ve had. It would throw tantrums like you wouldn’t believe. – Geoffrey Rush

140663. Yes, anally retentive men are my forte! – Geoffrey Rush

140664. I went to England in the ’70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn’t regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts. – Geoffrey Rush

140665. I was never a leading man. I’ve always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity. – Geoffrey Rush

140666. I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do. – Geoffrey Rush

140667. I knew all about Edward VIII’s abdication, George VI becoming the king and having a stammer, but nothing about how he got rid of it. – Geoffrey Rush

140668. I die in almost every film I’ve been in. – Geoffrey Rush

140669. I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain’s greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation. – Geoffrey Rush

140670. I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life. – Geoffrey Rush

140671. But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn’t be able to understand it. – Geoffrey Rush

140672. My eye muscles hurt now when I read our MasterCard bill. – Geoffrey Rush

140673. Moving from Wales to Italy is like moving to a different country. – Ian Rush

140674. I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country. – Ian Rush

140675. And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us. – Ian Rush

140676. I’ll sit around and play my guitar; that’s how I write tunes. – Otis Rush

140677. Them pains, when blues pains grab you, you’ll sing the blues right. – Otis Rush

140678. Nobody can tell you how the blues feel unless they have the blues. We all take it differently. – Otis Rush

140679. I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world. – Otis Rush

140680. I used to listen to country and western and blues, John Lee Hooker, spirituals, the Bluegrass Boys, and Eddie Arnold. There was a radio station that come on everyday with country, spirituals, and the blues. – Otis Rush

140681. I used to just sign papers and not pay no attention to what I’m signing. – Otis Rush

140682. I picked all the tunes before I went to Memphis, and the band was all set. Willie Mitchell is an arranger like I am, and he let me do what I had to do. – Otis Rush

140683. I didn’t know Albert back then – I just learned to play that way. He and I were the only guys that played left-handed. Then left-handed people came from every direction. – Otis Rush

140684. A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin’, and that’s the blues. – Otis Rush

140685. Oh, I was working occasionally in and out of New York. – Otis Rush

140686. One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable. – Salman Rushdie

140687. Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings. – Salman Rushdie

140688. Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts. – Salman Rushdie

140689. Our lives teach us who we are. – Salman Rushdie

140690. Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations. – Salman Rushdie

140691. The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins. – Salman Rushdie

140692. The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas – uncertainty, progress, change – into crimes. – Salman Rushdie

140693. Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall. – Salman Rushdie

140694. What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry. – Salman Rushdie

140695. What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. – Salman Rushdie

140696. What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy. – Salman Rushdie

140697. Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory. – Salman Rushdie

140698. Our lives are not what we deserve; they are, let us agree, in many ways deficient. – Salman Rushdie

140699. When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy. – Salman Rushdie

140700. I hate admitting that my enemies have a point. – Salman Rushdie

140701. Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit. – Salman Rushdie

140702. A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. – Salman Rushdie

140703. Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours. – Salman Rushdie

140704. Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one. – Salman Rushdie

140705. Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century. – Salman Rushdie

140706. I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in. – Salman Rushdie

140707. I used to say, ‘There is a God-shaped hole in me.’ For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important. – Salman Rushdie

140708. If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it. – Salman Rushdie

140709. If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he’d be dead by now. – Salman Rushdie

140710. In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss. – Salman Rushdie

140711. Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. – Salman Rushdie

140712. It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it. – Salman Rushdie

140713. A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return. – Salman Rushdie

140714. Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. – Salman Rushdie

140715. Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. – Salman Rushdie

140716. I’m more relaxed when I can hear the beat clearly all the time I’m singing. – Jimmy Rushing

140717. The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn’t that way now. – Jimmy Rushing

140718. When I go in front of an audience, I’ll admit I sometimes have a certain amount of fear in me, because maybe the people are not going to accept what I’m doing today. That’s bad for any artist, especially if what you’re doing is not in line with what’s happening today. – Jimmy Rushing

140719. This business switching styles can’t be done honestly by one man. As soon as he can play his instrument well, he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self. – Jimmy Rushing

140720. There’s a difference between the blues of the New Orleans guys and anyone else and the difference is in a chord, but I can’t figure the name of it. It’s a different chord, and they all make it. – Jimmy Rushing

140721. The blues comes right back to a person’s feelings, to his daily activities in life. But rich people don’t know nothing about the blues, please believe me. – Jimmy Rushing

140722. If I’m going to do blues, it’s going to be a typical Jimmy Rushing record. – Jimmy Rushing

140723. I liked roaming around by myself. – Jimmy Rushing

140724. The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing. – Jimmy Rushing

140725. It’s dangerous to get too far from what they identify you with. – Jimmy Rushing

140726. Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms. – J. Philippe Rushton

140727. Race differences show up early in life. – J. Philippe Rushton

140728. Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race is just a social construct that the human genome project shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common, that there are no races. This is silly. – J. Philippe Rushton

140729. Startling, and alarming to many, is the conclusion that follows from these data that if all people were treated the same, most average race differences would not disappear. – J. Philippe Rushton

140730. The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior. – J. Philippe Rushton

140731. The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally. – J. Philippe Rushton

140732. To deny the predictive validity of race at this level is nonscientific and unrealistic. – J. Philippe Rushton

140733. We emigrated to South Africa and later to Canada so I went to school in several places. – J. Philippe Rushton

140734. A race is what zoologists term a variety or subdivision of a species. – J. Philippe Rushton

140735. On average, the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese are more similar to each other and are different from Australians, Israelis and the Swedes, who in turn are similar to each other and are different from Nigerians, Kenyans, and Jamaicans. – J. Philippe Rushton

140736. Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective. – J. Philippe Rushton

140737. Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people’s tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species. – J. Philippe Rushton

140738. But with each passing year and each new study, the evidence for the genetic contribution to individual and group differences becomes more firmly established than ever. – J. Philippe Rushton

140739. Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ scores relative to whites. – J. Philippe Rushton

140740. Of course, individuals vary greatly within each racial group and should be treated as such. – J. Philippe Rushton

140741. Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or less distinct combination of inherited morphological, behavioral, physiological traits. – J. Philippe Rushton

140742. Formation of a new race takes place when, over several generations, individuals in one group reproduce more frequently among themselves than they do with individuals in other groups. – J. Philippe Rushton

140743. I received a D.Sc. from the University of London in 1992. – J. Philippe Rushton

140744. I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where I was made a full professor in 1985. – J. Philippe Rushton

140745. I was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1943. – J. Philippe Rushton

140746. Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races. – J. Philippe Rushton

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140747. Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state. – David Dean Rusk

140748. The United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it’s kicked in the flanks. – David Dean Rusk

140749. We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked. – David Dean Rusk

140750. When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one. – David Dean Rusk

140751. While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in. – Dean Rusk

140752. We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks. – Dean Rusk

140753. The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake. – Dean Rusk

140754. Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. – Dean Rusk

140755. One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them. – Dean Rusk

140756. Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations. – Dean Rusk

140757. The best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them. – Dean Rusk

140758. The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work. – John Ruskin

140759. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. – John Ruskin

140760. Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I’ll tell you what you are. – John Ruskin

140761. Tell me what you like and I’ll tell you what you are. – John Ruskin

140762. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings. – John Ruskin

140763. The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men’s lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque. – John Ruskin

140764. The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced. – John Ruskin

140765. Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition. – John Ruskin

140766. The essence of lying is in deception, not in words. – John Ruskin

140767. Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. – John Ruskin

140768. The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion. – John Ruskin

140769. The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education. – John Ruskin

140770. The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it. – John Ruskin

140771. The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. – John Ruskin

140772. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. – John Ruskin

140773. The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. – John Ruskin

140774. Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. – John Ruskin

140775. One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. – John Ruskin

140776. Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride. – John Ruskin

140777. Nothing can be beautiful which is not true. – John Ruskin

140778. Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them. – John Ruskin

140779. No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. – John Ruskin

140780. No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder. – John Ruskin

140781. No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds. – John Ruskin

140782. No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. – John Ruskin

140783. No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases. – John Ruskin

140784. No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change. – John Ruskin

140785. Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. – John Ruskin

140786. There is no wealth but life. – John Ruskin

140787. No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple. – John Ruskin

140788. Whether for life or death, do your own work well. – John Ruskin

140789. Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. – John Ruskin

140790. When we build, let us think that we build for ever. – John Ruskin

140791. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. – John Ruskin

140792. When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. – John Ruskin

140793. What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses? – John Ruskin

140794. We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it. – John Ruskin

140795. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you. – John Ruskin

140796. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. – John Ruskin

140797. To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. – John Ruskin

140798. The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world… to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. – John Ruskin

140799. To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also. – John Ruskin

140800. You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. – John Ruskin

140801. There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. – John Ruskin

140802. There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation. – John Ruskin

140803. There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey. – John Ruskin

140804. There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves. – John Ruskin

140805. The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. – John Ruskin

140806. The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it. – John Ruskin

140807. The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. – John Ruskin

140808. The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most. – John Ruskin

140809. Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness. – John Ruskin

140810. The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition. – John Ruskin

140811. You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion. – John Ruskin

140812. The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him. – John Ruskin

140813. To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance. – John Ruskin

140814. Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth. – John Ruskin

140815. He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. – John Ruskin

140816. Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. – John Ruskin

140817. Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. – John Ruskin

140818. Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. – John Ruskin

140819. Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. – John Ruskin

140820. Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. – John Ruskin

140821. Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it. – John Ruskin

140822. Do not think of your faults, still less of other’s faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. – John Ruskin

140823. Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make. – John Ruskin

140824. Civilization is the making of civil persons. – John Ruskin

140825. Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. – John Ruskin

140826. He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin. – John Ruskin

140827. Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. – John Ruskin

140828. A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. – John Ruskin

140829. An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind. – John Ruskin

140830. An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome. – John Ruskin

140831. All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy. – John Ruskin

140832. All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent. – John Ruskin

140833. All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. – John Ruskin

140834. All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness. – John Ruskin

140835. All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. – John Ruskin

140836. A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it. – John Ruskin

140837. A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. – John Ruskin

140838. A book worth reading is worth buying. – John Ruskin

140839. Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand. – John Ruskin

140840. Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. – John Ruskin

140841. Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning. – John Ruskin

140842. It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect. – John Ruskin

140843. How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it? – John Ruskin

140844. Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder. – John Ruskin

140845. Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. – John Ruskin

140846. Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. – John Ruskin

140847. Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. – John Ruskin

140848. Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. – John Ruskin

140849. Men don’t and can’t live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don’t live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions. – John Ruskin

140850. Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade. – John Ruskin

140851. Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. – John Ruskin

140852. Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books. – John Ruskin

140853. Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons. – John Ruskin

140854. Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor. – John Ruskin

140855. Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. – John Ruskin

140856. It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us. – John Ruskin

140857. It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends. – John Ruskin

140858. It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists. – John Ruskin

140859. It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled. – John Ruskin

140860. It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty. – John Ruskin

140861. It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately. – John Ruskin

140862. In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. – John Ruskin

140863. In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. – John Ruskin

140864. Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. – John Ruskin

140865. I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting. – John Ruskin

140866. I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it? – John Ruskin

140867. I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. – John Ruskin

140868. Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. – John Ruskin

140869. Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur. – Joanna Russ

140870. Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas, something that turns out to be right or wrong, like a gambler’s bet. – Joanna Russ

140871. The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. – Bertrand Russell

140872. The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. – Bertrand Russell

140873. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. – Bertrand Russell

140874. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell

140875. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell

140876. The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men. – Bertrand Russell

140877. The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour. – Bertrand Russell

140878. The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. – Bertrand Russell

140879. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. – Bertrand Russell

140880. Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. – Bertrand Russell

140881. Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. – Bertrand Russell

140882. Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. – Bertrand Russell

140883. Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. – Bertrand Russell

140884. Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities. – Bertrand Russell

140885. Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know. – Bertrand Russell

140886. Sin is geographical. – Bertrand Russell

140887. So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. – Bertrand Russell

140888. The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe. – Bertrand Russell

140889. The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible. – Bertrand Russell

140890. The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. – Bertrand Russell

140891. The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. – Bertrand Russell

140892. The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. – Bertrand Russell

140893. The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

140894. The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell. – Bertrand Russell

140895. The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. – Bertrand Russell

140896. The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. – Bertrand Russell

140897. The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. – Bertrand Russell

140898. The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. – Bertrand Russell

140899. The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. – Bertrand Russell

140900. The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts. – Bertrand Russell

140901. Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. – Bertrand Russell

140902. Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like. – Bertrand Russell

140903. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell

140904. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell

140905. Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. – Bertrand Russell

140906. None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. – Bertrand Russell

140907. No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. – Bertrand Russell

140908. Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. – Bertrand Russell

140909. Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. – Bertrand Russell

140910. Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. – Bertrand Russell

140911. Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. – Bertrand Russell

140912. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. – Bertrand Russell

140913. Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. – Bertrand Russell

140914. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. – Bertrand Russell

140915. Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. – Bertrand Russell

140916. Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. – Bertrand Russell

140917. Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. – Bertrand Russell

140918. Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy. – Bertrand Russell

140919. Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one. – Bertrand Russell

140920. Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. – Bertrand Russell

140921. Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. – Bertrand Russell

140922. Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery. – Bertrand Russell

140923. Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. – Bertrand Russell

140924. Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. – Bertrand Russell

140925. With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. – Bertrand Russell

140926. Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame. – Bertrand Russell

140927. Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. – Bertrand Russell

140928. Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? – Bertrand Russell

140929. When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself. – Bertrand Russell

140930. What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. – Bertrand Russell

140931. We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. – Bertrand Russell

140932. War does not determine who is right – only who is left. – Bertrand Russell

140933. To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name. – Bertrand Russell

140934. To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it. – Bertrand Russell

140935. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. – Bertrand Russell

140936. Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. – Bertrand Russell

140937. To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy. – Bertrand Russell

140938. One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. – Bertrand Russell

140939. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free. – Bertrand Russell

140940. Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. – Bertrand Russell

140941. There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. – Bertrand Russell

140942. There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less. – Bertrand Russell

140943. There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

140944. The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. – Bertrand Russell

140945. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell

140946. The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. – Bertrand Russell

140947. Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. – Bertrand Russell

140948. Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias. – Bertrand Russell

140949. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

140950. All movements go too far. – Bertrand Russell

140951. Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance. – Bertrand Russell

140952. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. – Bertrand Russell

140953. Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves. – Bertrand Russell

140954. Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race. – Bertrand Russell

140955. Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. – Bertrand Russell

140956. Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

140957. Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. – Bertrand Russell

140958. Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. – Bertrand Russell

140959. Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths. – Bertrand Russell

140960. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. – Bertrand Russell

140961. Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. – Bertrand Russell

140962. Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century. – Bertrand Russell

140963. Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical. – Bertrand Russell

140964. Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me. – Bertrand Russell

140965. Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell

140966. Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. – Bertrand Russell

140967. A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. – Bertrand Russell

140968. A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation. – Bertrand Russell

140969. A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. – Bertrand Russell

140970. A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short. – Bertrand Russell

140971. A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. – Bertrand Russell

140972. A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. – Bertrand Russell

140973. No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful? – Bertrand Russell

140974. Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. – Bertrand Russell

140975. I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn’t wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. – Bertrand Russell

140976. It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. – Bertrand Russell

140977. It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion. – Bertrand Russell

140978. It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. – Bertrand Russell

140979. Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires. – Bertrand Russell

140980. In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word. – Bertrand Russell

140981. In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. – Bertrand Russell

140982. In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. – Bertrand Russell

140983. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. – Bertrand Russell

140984. If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all. – Bertrand Russell

140985. If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. – Bertrand Russell

140986. Drunkenness is temporary suicide. – Bertrand Russell

140987. I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. – Bertrand Russell

140988. It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals. – Bertrand Russell

140989. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. – Bertrand Russell

140990. I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. – Bertrand Russell

140991. I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because, like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in return. – Bertrand Russell

140992. I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along. – Bertrand Russell

140993. I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. – Bertrand Russell

140994. Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. – Bertrand Russell

140995. Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. – Bertrand Russell

140996. Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time. – Bertrand Russell

140997. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

140998. Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. – Bertrand Russell

140999. I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite. – Bertrand Russell

141000. Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power. – Bertrand Russell

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