180000 famous quotes part 149 – 148001 to 149000

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180000 famous quotes part 149 – 148001 to 149000

148001. No, I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything. – William Shatner

148002. Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine. – William Shatner

148003. Oh, for God’s sake… get a life, will you? – William Shatner

148004. Remember – you can’t beam through a force field. So, don’t try it. – William Shatner

148005. Spencer Tracy was a man who did very much what I do on a set, and that is, he comes down and he does his job, and then he goes back to his dressing room. – William Shatner

148006. The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition. – William Shatner

148007. There’s an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture… It’s palpable. – William Shatner

148008. Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot. – William Shatner

148009. If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity. – William Shatner

148010. One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it. – William Shatner

148011. The good life is one that’s artistically made. – William Shatner

148012. I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work. – William Shatner

148013. If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right! – William Shatner

148014. How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It’s simple. I drink the blood of young runaways. – William Shatner

148015. I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs… the ocean… and love. – William Shatner

148016. I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury. – William Shatner

148017. I think making a good film shot is joyful. – William Shatner

148018. Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers. – William Shatner

148019. I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval. – William Shatner

148020. I think the supernatural is a catch-all for everything we don’t understand about the vast other parts of life that we cannot perceive. – William Shatner

148021. I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess. – William Shatner

148022. I’m a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director. – William Shatner

148023. I’m looking for the perfect paintball movie. – William Shatner

148024. I’ve got rock ‘n’ roll in my blood. – William Shatner

148025. I hate flying, flat out hate its guts. – William Shatner

148026. Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. – Anna H. Shaw

148027. Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock. – Anna H. Shaw

148028. On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life. – Anna H. Shaw

148029. Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox. – Anna Howard Shaw

148030. A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value. – Anna Howard Shaw

148031. It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct. – Anna Howard Shaw

148032. Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not. – Anna Howard Shaw

148033. If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty. – Anna Howard Shaw

148034. The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on. – Anna Howard Shaw

148035. If we ever get to the polls once, you will never get us home. – Anna Howard Shaw

148036. Shoot for the moon – if you miss you’ll end up in the stars. – Artie Shaw

148037. You have no idea of the people I didn’t marry. – Artie Shaw

148038. To devise an information processing system capable of getting along on its own – it must handle its own problems of programming, bookkeeping, communication and coordination with its users. It must appear to its users as a single, integrated personality. – Cliff Shaw

148039. It must be able to assist in devising the method of solution of problems and not merely solve them. – Cliff Shaw

148040. It’s the little things that count, hundreds of ’em. – Cliff Shaw

148041. The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals. – Cliff Shaw

148042. So I just play the character, I play the lines. – Fiona Shaw

148043. I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born. – Fiona Shaw

148044. I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I’m bored by it. – Fiona Shaw

148045. I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland. – Fiona Shaw

148046. The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain. – Fiona Shaw

148047. I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them. – Fiona Shaw

148048. People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera. – Fiona Shaw

148049. Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. – Fiona Shaw

148050. My mother taught me to read. – Fiona Shaw

148051. Once you’ve done one style, you leave it for a while. – Fiona Shaw

148052. One moment cannot be the most important. – Fiona Shaw

148053. To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have. – Fiona Shaw

148054. This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone. – Fiona Shaw

148055. There’s something about the Irish that is remarkable. – Fiona Shaw

148056. There was no professional theater in Cork, but still I did a lot of performing. – Fiona Shaw

148057. There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true. – Fiona Shaw

148058. There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously. – Fiona Shaw

148059. Theater dates very quickly. – Fiona Shaw

148060. The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor. – Fiona Shaw

148061. The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns. – Fiona Shaw

148062. I had a ball doing Harry Potter. – Fiona Shaw

148063. I just think that things should be allowed to run their course, and not turned into a Disney ride. – Fiona Shaw

148064. Theater is dangerously open to repetition. It’s exciting when you hit on a new way. – Fiona Shaw

148065. A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano. – Fiona Shaw

148066. I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity. – Fiona Shaw

148067. I certainly had no intention of playing a man. – Fiona Shaw

148068. I can hardly decide what plays I should be in. – Fiona Shaw

148069. Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born. – Fiona Shaw

148070. Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy. – Fiona Shaw

148071. Also, an area that interests me – and it will probably take years to state what I mean – is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th. – Fiona Shaw

148072. Acting doesn’t have to be threadbare misery all the time. – Fiona Shaw

148073. The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. – George Bernard Shaw

148074. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

148075. The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. – George Bernard Shaw

148076. The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

148077. The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves. – George Bernard Shaw

148078. The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years. – George Bernard Shaw

148079. The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. – George Bernard Shaw

148080. The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. – George Bernard Shaw

148081. The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. – George Bernard Shaw

148082. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

148083. The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong. – George Bernard Shaw

148084. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. – George Bernard Shaw

148085. Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. – George Bernard Shaw

148086. The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time. – George Bernard Shaw

148087. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people. – George Bernard Shaw

148088. The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. – George Bernard Shaw

148089. The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. – George Bernard Shaw

148090. The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. – George Bernard Shaw

148091. The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. – George Bernard Shaw

148092. The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor. – George Bernard Shaw

148093. The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. – George Bernard Shaw

148094. The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. – George Bernard Shaw

148095. The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office. – George Bernard Shaw

148096. Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. – George Bernard Shaw

148097. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. – George Bernard Shaw

148098. Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. – George Bernard Shaw

148099. Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English. – George Bernard Shaw

148100. Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – George Bernard Shaw

148101. Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. – George Bernard Shaw

148102. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. – George Bernard Shaw

148103. Syllables govern the world. – George Bernard Shaw

148104. Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. – George Bernard Shaw

148105. The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. – George Bernard Shaw

148106. The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. – George Bernard Shaw

148107. The love of economy is the root of all virtue. – George Bernard Shaw

148108. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. – George Bernard Shaw

148109. The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier. – George Bernard Shaw

148110. The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. – George Bernard Shaw

148111. The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. – George Bernard Shaw

148112. There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. – George Bernard Shaw

148113. The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. – George Bernard Shaw

148114. There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. – George Bernard Shaw

148115. The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic. – George Bernard Shaw

148116. The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. – George Bernard Shaw

148117. The art of government is the organisation of idolatry. – George Bernard Shaw

148118. You cannot be a hero without being a coward. – George Bernard Shaw

148119. There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. – George Bernard Shaw

148120. When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any. – George Bernard Shaw

148121. When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. – George Bernard Shaw

148122. When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. – George Bernard Shaw

148123. When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. – George Bernard Shaw

148124. Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. – George Bernard Shaw

148125. Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! – George Bernard Shaw

148126. Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me. – George Bernard Shaw

148127. Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. – George Bernard Shaw

148128. What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married? – George Bernard Shaw

148129. You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub. – George Bernard Shaw

148130. What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car? – George Bernard Shaw

148131. You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw

148132. You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. – George Bernard Shaw

148133. A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income. – George Bernard Shaw

148134. A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. – George Bernard Shaw

148135. A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. – George Bernard Shaw

148136. A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. – George Bernard Shaw

148137. You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. – George Bernard Shaw

148138. Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. – George Bernard Shaw

148139. Youth is wasted on the young. – George Bernard Shaw

148140. You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. – George Bernard Shaw

148141. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. – George Bernard Shaw

148142. There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. – George Bernard Shaw

148143. There is no sincerer love than the love of food. – George Bernard Shaw

148144. Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. – George Bernard Shaw

148145. There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. – George Bernard Shaw

148146. Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. – George Bernard Shaw

148147. Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying. – George Bernard Shaw

148148. Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none. – George Bernard Shaw

148149. Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

148150. Very few people can afford to be poor. – George Bernard Shaw

148151. What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. – George Bernard Shaw

148152. Virtue is insufficient temptation. – George Bernard Shaw

148153. There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it. – George Bernard Shaw

148154. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw

148155. We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money. – George Bernard Shaw

148156. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw

148157. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. – George Bernard Shaw

148158. We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

148159. We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. – George Bernard Shaw

148160. We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence… on pain of liquidation. – George Bernard Shaw

148161. What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts. – George Bernard Shaw

148162. Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. – George Bernard Shaw

148163. Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. – George Bernard Shaw

148164. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. – George Bernard Shaw

148165. I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. – George Bernard Shaw

148166. I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. – George Bernard Shaw

148167. A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

148168. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw

148169. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

148170. A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold. – George Bernard Shaw

148171. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. – George Bernard Shaw

148172. In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it. – George Bernard Shaw

148173. A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception. – George Bernard Shaw

148174. I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. – George Bernard Shaw

148175. A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes. – George Bernard Shaw

148176. Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. – George Bernard Shaw

148177. All great truths begin as blasphemies. – George Bernard Shaw

148178. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw

148179. Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. – George Bernard Shaw

148180. An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. – George Bernard Shaw

148181. An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it. – George Bernard Shaw

148182. An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. – George Bernard Shaw

148183. A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. – George Bernard Shaw

148184. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

148185. In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. – George Bernard Shaw

148186. In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win. – George Bernard Shaw

148187. Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw

148188. If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. – George Bernard Shaw

148189. If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people’s opinions will rush in from all quarters. – George Bernard Shaw

148190. If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves. – George Bernard Shaw

148191. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. – George Bernard Shaw

148192. If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance. – George Bernard Shaw

148193. I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality. – George Bernard Shaw

148194. If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do. – George Bernard Shaw

148195. I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. – George Bernard Shaw

148196. If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. – George Bernard Shaw

148197. I’m an atheist and I thank God for it. – George Bernard Shaw

148198. I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence. – George Bernard Shaw

148199. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. – George Bernard Shaw

148200. I want to be all used up when I die. – George Bernard Shaw

148201. I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. – George Bernard Shaw

148202. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. – George Bernard Shaw

148203. Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. – George Bernard Shaw

148204. If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all. – George Bernard Shaw

148205. Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. – George Bernard Shaw

148206. An index is a great leveller. – George Bernard Shaw

148207. Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. – George Bernard Shaw

148208. Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. – George Bernard Shaw

148209. Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. – George Bernard Shaw

148210. Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics. – George Bernard Shaw

148211. Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. – George Bernard Shaw

148212. Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. – George Bernard Shaw

148213. Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare. – George Bernard Shaw

148214. England and America are two countries separated by the same language. – George Bernard Shaw

148215. General consultant to mankind. – George Bernard Shaw

148216. Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. – George Bernard Shaw

148217. He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. – George Bernard Shaw

148218. He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. – George Bernard Shaw

148219. He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. – George Bernard Shaw

148220. Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. – George Bernard Shaw

148221. Hell is full of musical amateurs. – George Bernard Shaw

148222. Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. – George Bernard Shaw

148223. Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. – George Bernard Shaw

148224. I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist. – George Bernard Shaw

148225. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. – George Bernard Shaw

148226. Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. – George Bernard Shaw

148227. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. – George Bernard Shaw

148228. Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. – George Bernard Shaw

148229. Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – George Bernard Shaw

148230. Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? – George Bernard Shaw

148231. Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. – George Bernard Shaw

148232. Better never than late. – George Bernard Shaw

148233. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

148234. Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

148235. Every man over forty is a scoundrel. – George Bernard Shaw

148236. Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads. – George Bernard Shaw

148237. Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw

148238. Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. – George Bernard Shaw

148239. Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn’t really hurt. – George Bernard Shaw

148240. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. – George Bernard Shaw

148241. Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. – George Bernard Shaw

148242. Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. – George Bernard Shaw

148243. Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. – George Bernard Shaw

148244. Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. – George Bernard Shaw

148245. Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed. – George Bernard Shaw

148246. Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. – George Bernard Shaw

148247. I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. – George Bernard Shaw

148248. Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. – George Bernard Shaw

148249. Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. – George Bernard Shaw

148250. Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us. – George Bernard Shaw

148251. Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open. – George Bernard Shaw

148252. Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. – George Bernard Shaw

148253. Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. – George Bernard Shaw

148254. Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. – George Bernard Shaw

148255. Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. – George Bernard Shaw

148256. Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. – George Bernard Shaw

148257. Lack of money is the root of all evil. – George Bernard Shaw

148258. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

148259. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. – George Bernard Shaw

148260. It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right. – George Bernard Shaw

148261. It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture. – George Bernard Shaw

148262. It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics. – George Bernard Shaw

148263. It is most unwise for people in love to marry. – George Bernard Shaw

148264. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. – George Bernard Shaw

148265. It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. – George Bernard Shaw

148266. Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. – George Bernard Shaw

148267. All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. – George Bernard Shaw

148268. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. – George Bernard Shaw

148269. Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. – George Bernard Shaw

148270. Property is organized robbery. – George Bernard Shaw

148271. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

148272. Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. – George Bernard Shaw

148273. Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. – George Bernard Shaw

148274. Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. – George Bernard Shaw

148275. Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. – George Bernard Shaw

148276. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. – George Bernard Shaw

148277. Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. – George Bernard Shaw

148278. Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. – George Bernard Shaw

148279. One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t. – George Bernard Shaw

148280. Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world. – George Bernard Shaw

148281. Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him. – George Bernard Shaw

148282. Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles. – George Bernard Shaw

148283. Most people do not pray; they only beg. – George Bernard Shaw

148284. People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. – George Bernard Shaw

148285. My reputation grows with every failure. – George Bernard Shaw

148286. No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. – George Bernard Shaw

148287. No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. – George Bernard Shaw

148288. No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. – George Bernard Shaw

148289. Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done. – George Bernard Shaw

148290. Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. – George Bernard Shaw

148291. Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food. – George Bernard Shaw

148292. I cringe when critics say I’m a master of the popular novel. What’s an unpopular novel? – Irwin Shaw

148293. I’ve gone on the wagon, but my body doesn’t believe it. – Irwin Shaw

148294. If you’re young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship. – Irwin Shaw

148295. I reach my readers regardless of what the critics have written. – Irwin Shaw

148296. I never show anything to anybody until I’ve finished it. – Irwin Shaw

148297. I never drink while I’m working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober. – Irwin Shaw

148298. I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began, which would be normal. – Irwin Shaw

148299. I haven’t stuck to any formula. Most great writers stick to the same style, but I wanted to be more various. – Irwin Shaw

148300. I don’t think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans. – Irwin Shaw

148301. I’m not as hopeful as I was when I was young. – Irwin Shaw

148302. I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself. – Irwin Shaw

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148303. Every novelist has a different purpose – and often several purposes which might even be contradictory. – Irwin Shaw

148304. Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. – Irwin Shaw

148305. Curiously, the United States is full of writers who have one big work in their life and that’s all. – Irwin Shaw

148306. At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. – Irwin Shaw

148307. An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. – Irwin Shaw

148308. All writers are the same – they forget a thousand good reviews and remember one bad one. – Irwin Shaw

148309. A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor. – Irwin Shaw

148310. A good editor understands what you’re talking and writing about and doesn’t meddle too much. – Irwin Shaw

148311. In a novel, it’s hard to keep track of everybody. – Irwin Shaw

148312. You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish. – Irwin Shaw

148313. A writer has to live with a sense of honor. – Irwin Shaw

148314. People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly. – Irwin Shaw

148315. The writer works in a lonely way. – Irwin Shaw

148316. You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer. – Irwin Shaw

148317. Writing is finally play, and there’s no reason why you should get paid for playing. – Irwin Shaw

148318. Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life. – Irwin Shaw

148319. Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form. – Irwin Shaw

148320. There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough. – Irwin Shaw

148321. The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises. – Irwin Shaw

148322. The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about, is almost always best left out. – Irwin Shaw

148323. The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn’t care if they repeated themselves. – Irwin Shaw

148324. Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it. – Irwin Shaw

148325. Posterity makes the judgments. There are going to be a lot of surprises in store for everybody. – Irwin Shaw

148326. In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that. – Irwin Shaw

148327. No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn’t get paid. – Irwin Shaw

148328. My views naturally have mellowed. Most of the critics have been more or less nice to me. – Irwin Shaw

148329. My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever. – Irwin Shaw

148330. My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have. – Irwin Shaw

148331. Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House. – Irwin Shaw

148332. It’s those damn critics again. – Irwin Shaw

148333. Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn’t write in English. Still, he’s an American. – Irwin Shaw

148334. In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices. – Irwin Shaw

148335. In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he’s about 75. – Irwin Shaw

148336. Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own. – Irwin Shaw

148337. When I started out in the early 1930s, there were a great many magazines that published short stories. Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing. – Irwin Shaw

148338. I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out there who have followed my work up until now. You guys are amazing!! Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world. – Lindsey Shaw

148339. I used to be and I still am into psychology. I would like to be able to pursue something like that, but I don’t know. The older I’ve gotten, the more endearing this business has become and I can’t really imagine leaving it. – Lindsey Shaw

148340. My biggest problem in middle school was catty girls, cliques, and trying to figure out if I wanted to be a part of one of those, just figuring out who I was and all that. – Lindsey Shaw

148341. Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn’t have a program like that, set one up. – Lindsey Shaw

148342. I have been thinking about joining the Peace Corps. That is something that I would absolutely love to do. I think that would be an incredible experience, so that’s an avenue that I might want to look at. – Lindsey Shaw

148343. In theory it may seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord’s vengeance, I myself don’t like it. – Robert Gould Shaw

148344. I don’t want to write every week, it’s too much trouble, and I shall only write when I want something. If you think I’m sick when I don’t write, you can send for me to come and tell you. – Robert Gould Shaw

148345. If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region, who knows but I might have made a fine addition to the literature of our age? – Robert Gould Shaw

148346. When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights, and if you have a competent attorney, your rights will be protected. – Tommy Shaw

148347. Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively. – Tommy Shaw

148348. Success is fickle, but creativity is a gift. – Tommy Shaw

148349. There were some older guitarists on my side of town, and I got to know many of them. – Tommy Shaw

148350. Timing is everything. – Tommy Shaw

148351. We were playing popular music, but we were doing our own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down and figure out the originals. – Tommy Shaw

148352. We’re kind of defined by our mistakes. – Tommy Shaw

148353. When a song gets its legs and begins to come to me, this is the euphoric hook that keeps me wanting to continue. – Tommy Shaw

148354. When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing. – Tommy Shaw

148355. On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me. – Tommy Shaw

148356. When it stops being fun, stop. – Tommy Shaw

148357. Make sure you know what you are signing when you sign a recording contract. – Tommy Shaw

148358. You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day. – Tommy Shaw

148359. When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs. – Tommy Shaw

148360. I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out. – Tommy Shaw

148361. Around ’75 when the recession hit, club owners started going to disco because it was cheaper for them to just buy a sound system than it was to hire a band. – Tommy Shaw

148362. As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand. There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member. – Tommy Shaw

148363. By the time I did that third solo album, I’d finally learned how to do it, but I’d also learned that I liked being in a band. – Tommy Shaw

148364. I don’t like looking back. – Tommy Shaw

148365. I don’t write on tour. There is so much to do day in and day out when you are on the road. – Tommy Shaw

148366. I feel like I have the greatest life an artist could dream of. – Tommy Shaw

148367. I have always been a sucker for the big, upbeat chorus. – Tommy Shaw

148368. I like being on the road, living in hotels. While I’ve got a real nice house, I go crazy when I’m there. – Tommy Shaw

148369. Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you’re finished. You’re a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already. – Tommy Shaw

148370. I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching. – Tommy Shaw

148371. I wish I had a nickel for every song that I’ve left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about. – Tommy Shaw

148372. I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not. – Tommy Shaw

148373. I’d better be on the road, or I’ll be going nuts. I’m not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas. – Tommy Shaw

148374. I’m not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I’m too rough on instruments. – Tommy Shaw

148375. I’ve always stuck with Gibsons. I’ve had Guilds and Fenders, too, but I always wind up going back to Gibsons. – Tommy Shaw

148376. If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I’m too lazy to write. – Tommy Shaw

148377. If music became extinct now, I don’t know what I’d be good for. – Tommy Shaw

148378. It is all about being open and paying attention to the music in your head. I think most people have original music playing in their heads from time to time. – Tommy Shaw

148379. It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords. – Tommy Shaw

148380. Les Pauls work out real well for me because I’ll beat the hell out of them and they’ll still work. The only trouble with them is finding good ones. – Tommy Shaw

148381. I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation into a solo world with no boundaries, no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds. – Tommy Shaw

148382. Criticising the other fellow because he’s in and you are not seems to me a futile waste of time. – Hartley William Shawcross

148383. There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience. – Hartley William Shawcross

148384. We’re not going to dumb down for them. They have to move up. They’re the network and we’re the show. – Alia Shawkat

148385. I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day. – Alia Shawkat

148386. When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it’s hysterical. – Alia Shawkat

148387. We don’t have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn’t have that, so it’s hard for Middle America to catch on. – Alia Shawkat

148388. In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that’s pretty much how they get their viewers. – Alia Shawkat

148389. The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has. – Alia Shawkat

148390. I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown pants and a bare torso could speak profound things. – Ted Shawn

148391. Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. – Ted Shawn

148392. I believe that dance communicates man’s deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written. – Ted Shawn

148393. I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years. – Wallace Shawn

148394. I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs. – Wallace Shawn

148395. I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it. – Wallace Shawn

148396. We’re in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality. – Wallace Shawn

148397. It is hard enough to make a plan for how you are going to spend an evening with somebody else. So to make a plan for how you are going to behave in 25 years seems based on a view of life that is incomprehensible to me. – Wallace Shawn

148398. I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people’s mothers around the world, they wouldn’t commit the crimes they commit. – Wallace Shawn

148399. For me, a play is a form of writing which isn’t complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it’s still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence. – Wallace Shawn

148400. Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops. – William Shawn

148401. The bottom line to this is, there are few doctors who have any expertise in chemical exposure. – Christopher Shays

148402. Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it. – Christopher Shays

148403. What we know from World War I is that some of our troops had acute symptoms of exposure to chemicals, had bad health and died because of chemical exposure in World War I. – Christopher Shays

148404. There’s another issue here – and I have some limits as to what I can say – but there’s some real question as to the viability of the chemical masks, the protective gear used by our soldiers. – Christopher Shays

148405. First off, I’m not a scientist, and I make no apology for that. – Christopher Shays

148406. We knew shortly after the war that our troops were becoming ill. – Christopher Shays

148407. But I would argue that a longer war it’s more difficult to keep records than a shorter war. – Christopher Shays

148408. The bottom line is that the CIA knew before the war, during and war, and after the war where most of these chemicals were and most of these biological agents. – Christopher Shays

148409. First off, we’ve had sworn testimony from soldiers and testimony before our staff that wasn’t sworn, that said these alarms rarely went off, that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot. – Christopher Shays

148410. I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health. – Christopher Shays

148411. I don’t think there is one cause of Gulf War illness. – Christopher Shays

148412. I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they’re in. – Christopher Shays

148413. I’d like people to listen to our soldiers. They were there. They heard the alarms go off. They tasted the substance in the air. They spit up blood. They had rashes on their bodies. They got sick. – Christopher Shays

148414. It’s hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier’s death. – Christopher Shays

148415. Oh it’s clearly a cover up. I mean, I have no reluctance in saying that. – Christopher Shays

148416. But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause, not one illness. It is many causes, many illnesses. – Christopher Shays

148417. You are attached to what you attack. – Robert Shea

148418. That the more authoritarian organizations survive and prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus on the objectives of organizations, which are many and varied, rather than on their structures, which lend to be similar. – Robert Shea

148419. The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. – Robert Shea

148420. The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by the hierarchical orthodox Christians. – Robert Shea

148421. The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength. – Robert Shea

148422. This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher. – Robert Shea

148423. Ultimately we may still ask, why can’t humans design a perfect society? – Robert Shea

148424. Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member’s freedom of thought and action. – Robert Shea

148425. Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose, the more it attracts people who see the organization as an opportunity to advance themselves. – Robert Shea

148426. To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out – or worse. – Robert Shea

148427. As such people achieve influence within the organization, whenever there is a conflict between their own interest and the interest of the organization, their interests will win out. – Robert Shea

148428. One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions. – Robert Shea

148429. But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes. – Robert Shea

148430. Every combination of two or more human beings has both a useful aspect and a political aspect. – Robert Shea

148431. But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them, I too believe in the necessity of organization. – Robert Shea

148432. Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power. – Robert Shea

148433. A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict. – Robert Shea

148434. Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn’t learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs, they’d all have ended up being eaten by leopards. – Robert Shea

148435. Military organization, like religious organization, can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general. – Robert Shea

148436. Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter, more energetic and more adaptable than those who know how to do one thing only. – Robert Shea

148437. It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer industry’s decline in vision, idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes more and more important and prosperous. – Robert Shea

148438. It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department. – Robert Shea

148439. Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail. – Robert Shea

148440. Indeed, one of the most successful and influential religious organizations in history, the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along military lines by its founder, Ignatius Loyola. – Robert Shea

148441. Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear. – Robert Shea

148442. Of all human inventions the organization, a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions, is the most powerful. – Robert Shea

148443. Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I’ve rewritten it. – Jules Shear

148444. Shouldn’t the low strings be at the bottom? – Jules Shear

148445. Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there. – Jules Shear

148446. Some people just come in, do it and they know it’s right. It turns out better than you imagined it was going to sound. When that happens, you take it as a gift. – Jules Shear

148447. The same people who never did their homework in high school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world. – Jules Shear

148448. You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process. – Jules Shear

148449. People don’t come to Asheville very often, and they don’t know I’m there. I enjoy it. I like it. – Jules Shear

148450. The bottom string is tuned to an open G. – Jules Shear

148451. Why do it, just because I can? That’s kind of crazy. – Jules Shear

148452. I made this record without a record label. – Jules Shear

148453. I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I’m not into doing that stuff. – Jules Shear

148454. Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo. – Jules Shear

148455. It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn’t do it. – Jules Shear

148456. Things kind of happen organically with me. – Jules Shear

148457. I don’t know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store. – Jules Shear

148458. I guess any time you believe in God you’ve got to be considered a spiritual person. That would make me a spiritual person. But I don’t really know what that means. – Jules Shear

148459. Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it’s a different kind of fun. – Jules Shear

148460. I love to get people to sing and play together. – Jules Shear

148461. A person like Carole King could make up something, change it, and actually improve it. – Jules Shear

148462. I saw Krishnamurti speak one time. And I thought, I’m not going to live here. – Jules Shear

148463. I taught myself how to play when I was about 13. I’m a lefty. – Jules Shear

148464. I tend to think of all the songs the same – I give them all kind of equal rights. – Jules Shear

148465. I was living in Woodstock for a long time, and I thought, I got to get out of here, man. – Jules Shear

148466. I’m going to play as much as they want me to, as long as I can put up with what they book me. – Jules Shear

148467. I’m not really getting too involved. My position is, Here’s the record. I’m at your disposal. – Jules Shear

148468. If you’re asking me to compare myself to other people, I don’t really know what other people are like. – Jules Shear

148469. I just sat down and thought, I’m going to write a song today, I’m going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song. – Jules Shear

148470. One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best. – Alan Shearer

148471. Football’s not just about scoring goals – it’s about winning. – Alan Shearer

148472. At times they don’t like you to kick them and they feel you’re not allowed to kick them. – Alan Shearer

148473. We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game. – Alan Shearer

148474. When I did that first movie, it was the introduction to all the set-up time and the waiting time that’s endemic in motion pictures, and the repetition. – Harry Shearer

148475. I didn’t have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself. – Harry Shearer

148476. I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year. I taught school in Compton for two years. – Harry Shearer

148477. You know, radio was a really easy way to do the shows. You’d come in, do a read-through, there’d be a few rehearsals, then you’d come the night of the show and do it in front of the audience and then go home. – Harry Shearer

148478. You have to do real acting, not just do a voice. – Harry Shearer

148479. When it moved to Friday night it disappeared, when they find another show that can do what The Simpsons does, they will be delighted to do cancel The Simpsons. – Harry Shearer

148480. Well Washington DC what are you going to do. They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy. You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone the 21st and they refuse to come with you. – Harry Shearer

148481. Well I directed a few feature length things for HBO in the late eighties. – Harry Shearer

148482. We’re very pleased to be on a show which is known and loved around the world. – Harry Shearer

148483. The last president we had was the smartest guy anyone could remember and he did the dumbest thing anyone has ever seen in the White House so go figure. – Harry Shearer

148484. That was Embassy Pictures, they went bankrupt shortly after This is Spinal Tap came out. – Harry Shearer

148485. My parents didn’t want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood. – Harry Shearer

148486. In the year and a half I was on SNL, I never saw anybody ad lib anything. For a very good reason – the director cut according to the script. So, if you ad libbed, you’d be off mike and off camera. – Harry Shearer

148487. I’m at a little loss in terms of my Leave It To Beaver expertise, since I never watched an episode of the show – so the cast in the pilot could have been Martians or they could have been the regular cast for all I know. – Harry Shearer

148488. I was a Political Science major. – Harry Shearer

148489. I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation. – Harry Shearer

148490. Bush is a frat boy in the White House but we’ve had that before. But I wasn’t one of those people that was threatening to leave the country. By the way none of those people have left the country. Alec Baldwin is still here. – Harry Shearer

148491. If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? – Harry Shearer

148492. Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you’re looking for morals in politics you’re looking for bananas in the cheese department. – Harry Shearer

148493. I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin. – Norma Shearer

148494. The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man. – Norma Shearer

148495. Somehow or other I always got myself rigged up in something sensational. – Norma Shearer

148496. Never let them see you in public after you’ve turned thirty-five. You’re finished if you do! – Norma Shearer

148497. It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer. – Norma Shearer

148498. Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy. – Norma Shearer

148499. A woman today is good, or she is bad, according to the way she does a thing – and not because of the thing itself. – Norma Shearer

148500. An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other. – Norma Shearer

148501. In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note. – George Shearing

148502. I don’t think you can contrive any sound. – George Shearing

148503. I haven’t written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you’re likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do. – George Shearing

148504. I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children. – George Shearing

148505. I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it’s been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you’ve got to make it while you can make it, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. – George Shearing

148506. I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947. – George Shearing

148507. All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard. – George Shearing

148508. My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits. – George Shearing

148509. Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place. – George Shearing

148510. Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you. – George Shearing

148511. I don’t like freedom jazz – I think it’s void of roots and void of foundation. – George Shearing

148512. I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we’re always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time. – George Shearing

148513. Perfect retention. I don’t think I could do that-I’ve never disciplined myself to do it.I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not. – George Shearing

148514. When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I’d play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well. – George Shearing

148515. You know, when you’ve established a certain thing, what can you do? You’re stuck with it. – George Shearing

148516. The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto. – George Shearing

148517. We’re travelling for about nine-and-a-half months a year. – George Shearing

148518. Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it’s much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on. – George Shearing

148519. If you go out there and your main purpose is to get a sponsor, then it’s not gonna work. Just go out there and have fun. That’s how I got sponsored. – Ryan Sheckler

148520. Don’t ever give up. You gotta keep trying, and never give up. – Ryan Sheckler

148521. I just motor through school in the morning and then go skating. – Ryan Sheckler

148522. I’ve cut down on a lot of stuff this summer, just so I can hang out and be a normal kid for a while. – Ryan Sheckler

148523. I’m not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way. – Robert Sheckley

148524. I was never able to write seriously about heroes because I was very aware that I was not one and that in my background there was not this heroic thing. – Robert Sheckley

148525. I was forever reading outside of the field as well as in it. – Robert Sheckley

148526. I knew I was doing something right because it was selling so I didn’t want to interfere with it. – Robert Sheckley

148527. Once you find you can’t walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated. – Robert Sheckley

148528. I like to think that I have no single view nor any single situation that I think things arrive from. I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me. – Robert Sheckley

148529. The absurdist stuff wasn’t terribly popular at the time I was doing it. – Robert Sheckley

148530. I have never been a critic of science fiction as a whole. – Robert Sheckley

148531. Science fiction is very healthy in its form. – Robert Sheckley

148532. I’m not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that’s part of the territory. – Robert Sheckley

148533. It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven’t written about Oregon yet, although I’ve been there 20 years – possibly I’m almost due. – Robert Sheckley

148534. I’ve always thought of absurdism as a French fad I’d like to belong to. – Robert Sheckley

148535. I’m quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man’s real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could. – Robert Sheckley

148536. So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don’t say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out. – Robert Sheckley

148537. I don’t much like to look back with the idea that I was doing it wrong then or I’m doing it wrong now. – Robert Sheckley

148538. I don’t finish every story, but I probably write and send out three out of five of them. – Robert Sheckley

148539. I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck. – Robert Sheckley

148540. Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal. – Robert Sheckley

148541. There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire, especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent. Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out. – Robert Sheckley

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148542. As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can’t say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me. – Robert Sheckley

148543. A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt. – Robert Sheckley

148544. A lot of us don’t want to be quite that serious about world problems. Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind. – Robert Sheckley

148545. When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes. – John A. Shedd

148546. Simply having children does not make mothers. – John A. Shedd

148547. Opportunities are seldom labeled. – John A. Shedd

148548. The American male doesn’t mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities. – Wilfrid Sheed

148549. One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers. – Wilfrid Sheed

148550. Every writer is a writer of the generation before. – Wilfrid Sheed

148551. I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find. – Wilfrid Sheed

148552. I’d rather not pinpoint my mistakes. – Ally Sheedy

148553. Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination. – Ally Sheedy

148554. My experiences have taught me a lot and I’m happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn. – Ally Sheedy

148555. I think that acting involves doing your job so well that you are able to help the viewer identify with the character. – Ally Sheedy

148556. I think everybody has the ability to fall in love with a man or with a woman or a white person or a black person or a Jewish person or a Protestant person or whatever. – Ally Sheedy

148557. I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star. – Ally Sheedy

148558. But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to, and I really wanted to. – Ally Sheedy

148559. I never thought to myself, I’m going to grow up and fall in love with a man or I’m going to fall in love with a woman because my mother is a lesbian. – Ally Sheedy

148560. I’m a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music. – Billy Sheehan

148561. I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass. – Billy Sheehan

148562. Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable. – Billy Sheehan

148563. It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much. – Billy Sheehan

148564. It is never easy for anyone to have success in music. – Billy Sheehan

148565. If I had to do it over, I wouldn’t change a thing. – Billy Sheehan

148566. I’ve been an amature inventor for a long time. – Billy Sheehan

148567. Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they’ll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better. – Billy Sheehan

148568. I plan on doing a lot more work on my own, and discovering and doing more. – Billy Sheehan

148569. I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play. – Billy Sheehan

148570. And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part. – Billy Sheehan

148571. History has repeated itself many times througout the ages. – Billy Sheehan

148572. I believe the best persona to be onstage is the one that comes naturally. – Billy Sheehan

148573. I didn’t follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing. – Billy Sheehan

148574. I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success. – Billy Sheehan

148575. I love a lot of reggae, but I’ve never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys. – Billy Sheehan

148576. I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music. – Billy Sheehan

148577. My home studio is my private instrument for me only. It’s not intended to record anyone but me. – Billy Sheehan

148578. Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan. – Billy Sheehan

148579. We’ll see some simplistic players for a while, who’ll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music. – Billy Sheehan

148580. What people think of me and my playing is up to them, not me. – Billy Sheehan

148581. We kinda like to pick you up and throw you on the ground. That’s our thing. – Bobby Sheehan

148582. We’re like marauders out on the high seas. – Bobby Sheehan

148583. 58% of the American public are with us. We’re preaching to the choir, but the choir’s not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end. – Cindy Sheehan

148584. When I was growing up, it was ‘Communists’. Now it’s ‘Terrorists’. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything. – Cindy Sheehan

148585. What is the ‘noble cause’ for which you sent our country to war? – Cindy Sheehan

148586. I would love to support Hillary for president if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don’t think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it. – Cindy Sheehan

148587. I was told my son was killed in the war on terror. He was killed by George Bush’s war of terror on the world. – Cindy Sheehan

148588. I’m just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno. – Cindy Sheehan

148589. I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world. – Cindy Sheehan

148590. I’ve always admired President Chavez for standing up to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America. – Cindy Sheehan

148591. We really need to stop the imperialist tendencies of countries like the United States and Great Britain. – Cindy Sheehan

148592. We haven’t been happy with the way the war has been handled. The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached. – Cindy Sheehan

148593. We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done. – Cindy Sheehan

148594. The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice. – Cindy Sheehan

148595. So what really gets me is these chickenhawks, who sent our kids to die, without ever serving in a war themselves. They don’t know what it’s all about. – Cindy Sheehan

148596. My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don’t owe you a penny. – Cindy Sheehan

148597. It’s up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can’t put our spirits in prison. – Cindy Sheehan

148598. If we stick together as an American people we can bring down the war criminals that are running our country right now. – Cindy Sheehan

148599. I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support. It doesn’t matter if they’re Senator Clinton or whoever. – Cindy Sheehan

148600. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. – George A. Sheehan

148601. Anything that changes your values changes your behavior. – George A. Sheehan

148602. Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse. – George A. Sheehan

148603. Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. – George A. Sheehan

148604. If you want to win anything – a race, yourself, your life – you have to go a little berserk. – George A. Sheehan

148605. The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body. – George A. Sheehan

148606. We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now. – George A. Sheehan

148607. People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn’t shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them. – Neil Sheehan

148608. You remember all those phrases about how “these people” – Asians – don’t value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese. – Neil Sheehan

148609. World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century. – Neil Sheehan

148610. We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see. – Neil Sheehan

148611. We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good, simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed at it because we were Americans. – Neil Sheehan

148612. We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded. – Neil Sheehan

148613. These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam. – Neil Sheehan

148614. Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent. – Neil Sheehan

148615. The destruction of civilian hamlets, the killing and the wounding of civilians, became vastly greater than it had been before, and it was very upsetting; but I still couldn’t bring myself to understand that the policy itself was wrong. – Neil Sheehan

148616. Just because you put higher-octane gasoline in your car doesn’t mean you can break the speed limit. The speed limit’s still 65. – Neil Sheehan

148617. I went to Vietnam; it was my first assignment as a reporter for the UPI, and I never could get away from the war. – Neil Sheehan

148618. I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people. – Neil Sheehan

148619. I never got away from the war. Not because I was obsessed with it in those years, but because it was the event of my generation and I started out covering it so I stayed with it. – Neil Sheehan

148620. At least I’m at peace with myself. I have done my best to write a book about what really happened there and why it happened and it’s done, it’s published. I won’t write another book on Vietnam. – Neil Sheehan

148621. The unthinkable occurred: two communist countries went to war with each other. – Neil Sheehan

148622. Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation. – Gail Sheehy

148623. No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in. – Gail Sheehy

148624. Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough. – Gail Sheehy

148625. To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. – Gail Sheehy

148626. The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests. – Gail Sheehy

148627. The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity. – Gail Sheehy

148628. The delights of self-discovery are always available. – Gail Sheehy

148629. Ah, mastery… what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills… and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing. – Gail Sheehy

148630. Over the next few years the boardrooms of America are going to light up with hot flashes. – Gail Sheehy

148631. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another! – Gail Sheehy

148632. It is a paradox that as we reach out prime, we also see there is a place where it finishes. – Gail Sheehy

148633. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy

148634. If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing. – Gail Sheehy

148635. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. – Gail Sheehy

148636. Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. – Gail Sheehy

148637. There is no more defiant denial of one man’s ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed. – Gail Sheehy

148638. Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron, rarely mentioned in the same breath. – Gail Sheehy

148639. When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. – Gail Sheehy

148640. Oh, I realize it’s a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I’ve worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty. – Arthur Sheekman

148641. I’m bi-winning. I win here, I win there. – Charlie Sheen

148642. I still don’t have all the answers. I’m more interested in what I can do next than what I did last. – Charlie Sheen

148643. I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible. – Charlie Sheen

148644. I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love. – Charlie Sheen

148645. I so desperately wanted to be Mr. Somebody. Instead, I was the little brother, included to a point. – Charlie Sheen

148646. I think what drove me insane for a long time is feeling like I hadn’t earned most of what I achieved because it came so fast. – Charlie Sheen

148647. I tried marriage. I’m 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer – I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0 for 4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero. – Charlie Sheen

148648. I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age. – Charlie Sheen

148649. I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers. – Charlie Sheen

148650. I’m dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don’t have time for these clowns. – Charlie Sheen

148651. I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying’s for fools, dying’s for amateurs. – Charlie Sheen

148652. I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it. – Charlie Sheen

148653. I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time – and this includes naps – I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground. – Charlie Sheen

148654. I’m tired of ignoring that I march to a different beat. – Charlie Sheen

148655. I’ve got mad energy for days. That’s what people can’t get their minds around. They say, ‘Oh, he’s going to crash.’ They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don’t fit into their little box. – Charlie Sheen

148656. I try to be known more for my work than for anything else. – Charlie Sheen

148657. From my big beautiful warlock brain, welcome to ‘Sheen’s Korner’ … You’re either in my corner, or you’re with the trolls. – Charlie Sheen

148658. I just don’t want to live like I used to. And at some point, I’m going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I’ve got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future. – Charlie Sheen

148659. I just didn’t believe I was like everybody else. I thought I was unique. – Charlie Sheen

148660. I have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies. – Charlie Sheen

148661. I have one speed, I have one gear: go! – Charlie Sheen

148662. I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man. – Charlie Sheen

148663. I don’t have a tuxedo that fits anymore because my chest and my biceps are too big. – Charlie Sheen

148664. As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what? – Charlie Sheen

148665. Here’s the good news. If I realize that I’m insane, then I’m okay with it. I’m not dangerous insane. – Charlie Sheen

148666. Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh. – Charlie Sheen

148667. For now, I’m just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view. – Charlie Sheen

148668. Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there’s no manual, no training course. – Charlie Sheen

148669. Duh! So, we’re asking you now, what are some of your favorite lines that this warlock brain produced? – Charlie Sheen

148670. Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever. – Charlie Sheen

148671. Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn’t make you want to jump into that business. – Charlie Sheen

148672. But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know. – Charlie Sheen

148673. I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know? – Charlie Sheen

148674. I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. – Charlie Sheen

148675. You can’t process me with a normal brain. – Charlie Sheen

148676. I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. – Charlie Sheen

148677. I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. – Charlie Sheen

148678. There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse. – Charlie Sheen

148679. Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn. – Charlie Sheen

148680. Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you’re acting. – Charlie Sheen

148681. We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art. – Charlie Sheen

148682. What is a normal childhood? We weren’t rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn’t save any money. – Charlie Sheen

148683. What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes. – Charlie Sheen

148684. When friends asked me, Can we help? I’d say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars. – Charlie Sheen

148685. You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing. – Charlie Sheen

148686. You have the right to kill me, but you don’t have the right to judge me. That’s life. There’s nobility in that. There’s focus. It’s genuine. It’s crystal and it’s pure and it’s available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it. – Charlie Sheen

148687. There have to be more important things going on in the world than my past. – Charlie Sheen

148688. Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn’t? – Charlie Sheen

148689. It’s not an act. I love it. It’s totally original. People go, ‘What’s going on with this guy? Why does he sound so weird? What is going on in his brain. I don’t know. Just one day I suddenly woke up with a new brain. – Charlie Sheen

148690. Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them. – Charlie Sheen

148691. People say you have to work on your resentments. Yeah, no, I’m gonna hang onto them and they’re gonna fuel my attack. – Charlie Sheen

148692. What you come to discover is, it isn’t how you get there, it’s that you get there. If that’s what it took to get me where I’m at today, so be it. – Charlie Sheen

148693. Slash sat me down at his house and said, You’ve got to clean up your act. You know you’ve gone too far when Slash is saying, Look, you’ve got to get into rehab. – Charlie Sheen

148694. I saw 28 Days. I don’t remember rehab being like a day camp or being that funny. Rehab is a dumping ground. It’s a big landfill. – Charlie Sheen

148695. That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. – Charlie Sheen

148696. The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. – Charlie Sheen

148697. The paramedic called the press and sold me like a loaf of bread. This was news, and he wanted to be the one to report it. – Charlie Sheen

148698. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children. – Charlie Sheen

148699. Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery. – Fulton J. Sheen

148700. Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it. – Fulton J. Sheen

148701. The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away. – Fulton J. Sheen

148702. Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? – Fulton J. Sheen

148703. Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. – Fulton J. Sheen

148704. The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. – Fulton J. Sheen

148705. Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. – Fulton J. Sheen

148706. Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. – Fulton J. Sheen

148707. It’s like being a Knight of the Garter. It’s an honor, but it doesn’t hold up anything. – Fulton J. Sheen

148708. I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. – Fulton J. Sheen

148709. Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. – Fulton J. Sheen

148710. It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals. – Martin Sheen

148711. It doesn’t really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we’re not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone – including our enemies. – Martin Sheen

148712. I’m one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don’t believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother. – Martin Sheen

148713. When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford to belong to a country club. But I could never belong to a private club because of my experience as a child, because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity. – Martin Sheen

148714. Well, I think that Catholicism’s basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it’s between you and God, not you and the Church. – Martin Sheen

148715. I think the Church is a conduit to God. The Church is not God. And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that. – Martin Sheen

148716. No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart. – Martin Sheen

148717. We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World… and the poverty in the United States as well. – Martin Sheen

148718. On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn’t left to the wealthy and privileged. – Martin Sheen

148719. You never know when you are doing something that is affecting someone. – Martin Sheen

148720. My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI. – Martin Sheen

148721. That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus and takes the gospel personally, and then pays the price. I fall into that category. – Martin Sheen

148722. The key word about The West Wing is show. It is not a reality show. It has nothing to do with reality. – Martin Sheen

148723. There’s no way that I could be the president. You can’t have a pacifist in the White House… I’m an actor. This is what I do for a living. – Martin Sheen

148724. What we try to say is that it doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent. You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch. – Martin Sheen

148725. Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn’t have a sense of humor. – Martin Sheen

148726. We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration. – Martin Sheen

148727. We are the generation that brought the bomb in. We have got to be the generation that should take it out. – Martin Sheen

148728. War at this time and in this place is unwelcome, unwise, and simply wrong. – Martin Sheen

148729. I think President Clinton was probably the brightest President of the 20th century. – Martin Sheen

148730. I do it because I can’t seem to live with myself if I do not. I don’t know any other way to be. It isn’t something you can explain; it is just something that you do; it is something that you are. – Martin Sheen

148731. We (actors) don’t really change the world. We reflect it… but Washington really changes the world. – Martin Sheen

148732. This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction. – Martin Sheen

148733. And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We’re so self-focused. – Martin Sheen

148734. I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us. – Martin Sheen

148735. I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. – Martin Sheen

148736. I am a very conscientious golfer. I count every stroke. I learned to play that way. That is the only way I can play. It taught me to be honest. There is no greater virtue than honesty. – Martin Sheen

148737. Golf is fundamentally about being honest. I see people hit eight shots and tell me they shot five. I never say a word. It is a reminder to me of what is at stake. – Martin Sheen

148738. George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you’ll pardon the expression. – Martin Sheen

148739. Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. – Martin Sheen

148740. Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself. – Martin Sheen

148741. I am not the President. Instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States. – Martin Sheen

148742. I don’t think that people in America are really given enough information about the Third World. – Martin Sheen

148743. I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. – Martin Sheen

148744. I just think that the only way we come to ourselves is through each other. – Martin Sheen

148745. I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try… at age 65! – Martin Sheen

148746. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else’s right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it. – Martin Sheen

148747. I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very exclusive country club in Dayton, Ohio. And I saw how the other half lived, if you will. – Martin Sheen

148748. Don’t invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won’t. – Martin Sheen

148749. I race in two or three classic races a year and I may carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow. – Barry Sheene

148750. I thought: This is not racing, it’s a suicide mission. – Barry Sheene

148751. I decided there and then to sue the bastards. – Barry Sheene

148752. I’d get to within a yard of that door you walk through and the thing would go mad. I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase, to show them. But I had all the metal taken out. – Barry Sheene

148753. It wasn’t about the money. I just wanted them to admit it was their fault. – Barry Sheene

148754. It’s not as if there’s a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One. – Barry Sheene

148755. Nobody within motorcycling has or deserves any respect. – Barry Sheene

148756. They were ridiculous times. After I won my world championship in 1976, I went to Japan. – Barry Sheene

148757. Endless motorbike talk can and does bore me. – Barry Sheene

148758. I vowed I would do everything I could to stop the Isle of Man counting towards the world championship. And it was stopped, so they love me in the Isle of Man. – Barry Sheene

148759. The owners have the right to pay you whatever they want to. They don’t have to pay you if they don’t want to. – Gary Sheffield

148760. Well, everybody is trying to make this a money thing. If you send me to another team, let’s see what I ask for. I won’t ask for nothing. I’ll play under the same terms. So it is not Gary wants more money. Gary has money. What else do I need? – Gary Sheffield

148761. I trust no one totally. – Gary Sheffield

148762. ‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive. – John Sheffield

148763. Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past received. – John Sheffield

148764. Things come to me pretty regularly. There is never a shortage or a backlog. – Duncan Sheik

148765. My second record was all about big ideas – I was trying to make big statements about the culture, about life. I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar. – Duncan Sheik

148766. My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected. – Duncan Sheik

148767. Lately I’ve been a workaholic. I’m in the studio all the time and I’ve helped to produce a couple of artists. – Duncan Sheik

148768. I feel fortunate about being able to make the music I want to make and getting away with it. – Duncan Sheik

148769. Ultimately, if I’m really moved by something, it’s going to go on the record and that’s that. – Duncan Sheik

148770. The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away. – Duncan Sheik

148771. The difficult thing about a pop record is that you’re given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds. – Duncan Sheik

148772. So, once I’ve written a song, you know, I’m pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms. – Duncan Sheik

148773. So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity. – Duncan Sheik

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148774. Simon Hale, the British arranger, does all string and wood arrangements on my records. – Duncan Sheik

148775. If I were to do this over I’d play a lot more shows before I made a record. – Duncan Sheik

148776. A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following. – Duncan Sheik

148777. It’s inevitable your environment will influence what you do. – Duncan Sheik

148778. I’m fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around me to help take music to next level. Being surrounded by so much creative energy, so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me. – Duncan Sheik

148779. I’m a pretty big P.J. Harvey record fan and you can really hear New York in his record. – Duncan Sheik

148780. I’d have these weird experiences where I’d just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I’d walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head. – Duncan Sheik

148781. I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination. – Duncan Sheik

148782. I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit. – Duncan Sheik

148783. I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects. – Duncan Sheik

148784. I think in a way I was probably completely naive about what it takes to make something become a hit. – Duncan Sheik

148785. I started playing music at a pretty young age. – Duncan Sheik

148786. I privilege the music over the lyrics. – Duncan Sheik

148787. But I can’t really say there is too much modern music that I’m blown away by at this moment. – Duncan Sheik

148788. I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that. – Duncan Sheik

148789. I mean, at the end of the day when I’m making a record, what I want to do is what I do. – Duncan Sheik

148790. And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve. – Duncan Sheik

148791. Because of my Buddhist practice, I’m never lacking for inspiration. – Duncan Sheik

148792. But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear. – Duncan Sheik

148793. For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording. – Duncan Sheik

148794. Happy music doesn’t tend to move me much. – Duncan Sheik

148795. I actually am always a music first person. – Duncan Sheik

148796. I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing. – Duncan Sheik

148797. I certainly wouldn’t say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I’ve felt like that. – Duncan Sheik

148798. I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos. – Duncan Sheik

148799. I make the kind of music I like. – Duncan Sheik

148800. I’m not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict. – Carroll Shelby

148801. It’s a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car. – Carroll Shelby

148802. All of us want to see the details of any legislative plan if there’s going to be a legislative response, but Congress, I believe, is in the mood to do whatever it takes to win this war against terrorism. – Richard Shelby

148803. Saddam Hussein has been tenacious in his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and, unless he is removed from power, he will eventually harm our nation and our allies. Every moment we delay allows him to grow stronger. – Richard Shelby

148804. We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. – Richard Shelby

148805. The American people fear there is some gouging going on. – Richard Shelby

148806. We have got to be a hell of a lot more aggressive. – Richard Shelby

148807. If there’s not any endgame, we’re in quicksand. We take one more step, and we’re still there, and there’s no way out. – Richard Shelby

148808. I support the president 100 percent – when he’s right. – Richard Shelby

148809. I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser. – Richard Shelby

148810. I never apologize for my efforts to support worthy projects that Alabama. – Richard Shelby

148811. Writing novels is the most exciting. – Sidney Sheldon

148812. Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long. – Sidney Sheldon

148813. When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it’s yours. – Sidney Sheldon

148814. I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader. – Sidney Sheldon

148815. What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out. – Sidney Sheldon

148816. Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine. – Sidney Sheldon

148817. Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read ‘Rage of Angels’. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures. – Sidney Sheldon

148818. Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself. – Sidney Sheldon

148819. I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others. – Sidney Sheldon

148820. I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I’m using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I’ve visited over 90 countries thus far. – Sidney Sheldon

148821. My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces. – Sidney Sheldon

148822. The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I’ve known in my life. – Sidney Sheldon

148823. The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books. – Sidney Sheldon

148824. The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts. He also had a wicked tongue. People didn’t realize it, but when Groucho said something, he meant it. – Sidney Sheldon

148825. There’s this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating. – Sidney Sheldon

148826. Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived. – Sidney Sheldon

148827. Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page. – Sidney Sheldon

148828. When people tell me I’ve kept them up all night, I feel like I’ve succeeded. – Sidney Sheldon

148829. Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that. – Sidney Sheldon

148830. Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise. – Sidney Sheldon

148831. I love the freedom that the narrative form provides. – Sidney Sheldon

148832. In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It’s a much more in-depth process. – Sidney Sheldon

148833. If there is any secret to my success, I think it’s that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them. – Sidney Sheldon

148834. I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story. – Sidney Sheldon

148835. I will not write about anyplace in the world unless I’ve been there to personally research it. – Sidney Sheldon

148836. I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history. – Sidney Sheldon

148837. I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions. – Sidney Sheldon

148838. I think that’s because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I’m using for their setting. – Sidney Sheldon

148839. I think people throughout the world identify with my characters. – Sidney Sheldon

148840. The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. – Sidney Sheldon

148841. Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means… nobody knows. The weight of evi dence suggests they can. – Rupert Sheldrake

148842. There’s a certain kind of scepticism that can’t bear uncertainty. – Rupert Sheldrake

148843. Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters for coming home, and the sense of being stared at. – Rupert Sheldrake

148844. The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels. – Rupert Sheldrake

148845. Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don’t want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same. – Rupert Sheldrake

148846. Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It’s not rigidly determined in the old sense. It’s not rigidly predictable. – Rupert Sheldrake

148847. I’m talking about science on the leading edge, where it’s not clear which way things are going be cause we don’t know, and I’m dealing with areas which we don’t know about. – Rupert Sheldrake

148848. Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one. – Rupert Sheldrake

148849. There comes a time when you have to shut it off, let it go, and say it’s not going to happen. – Art Shell

148850. Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God. – Bruce Shelley

148851. I hold myself to a very high standard, and I hold my contributions to that same high standard. I will not accept any contributions that are illegal, inappropriate or tainted. – Kevin Shelley

148852. I personally apologize to any person who felt anything less than respected and valued by myself. – Kevin Shelley

148853. If I could have anything right now, it would be the ability to continue as secretary of state. – Kevin Shelley

148854. Throughout my life, I have always tried to do what is right. – Kevin Shelley

148855. I have met many feminists who were not Lesbians but I have never met a Lesbian who was not a feminist. – Martha Shelley

148856. The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148857. The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148858. My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148859. My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148860. Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148861. Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people! – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148862. What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148863. Elegance is inferior to virtue. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148864. A king is always a king – and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148865. A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148866. And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148867. The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148868. But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be – a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148869. Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148870. Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148871. I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148872. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148873. Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148874. It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it’s own reason. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148875. It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148876. It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148877. I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

148878. Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148879. Familiar acts are beautiful through love. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148880. Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148881. Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148882. Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148883. A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148884. Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148885. All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148886. A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148887. First our pleasures die – and then our hopes, and then our fears – and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust – and we die too. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148888. Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148889. Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148890. Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148891. Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148892. Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148893. Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148894. O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148895. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148896. Man’s yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148897. Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148898. Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148899. Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148900. In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148901. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148902. I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148903. I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148904. History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148905. Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148906. We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148907. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148908. When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid – in which case all comment is superfluous – or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148909. Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148910. War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148911. Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148912. Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148913. There is no real wealth but the labor of man. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148914. There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148915. The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148916. The more we study the more we discover our ignorance. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148917. The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148918. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148919. Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148920. Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148921. The soul’s joy lies in doing. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148922. When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148923. Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

148924. Our people are working overtime – I say our people; our federal agencies in this regard – and that I’m confident that the way that you can stop this and make Americans the most protected for this is to take it to the terrorist groups. – Hugh Shelton

148925. Well, I enjoy sharing in the dangers that we ask our men and women in uniform to share in almost every day. – Hugh Shelton

148926. We came back right over the World Trade Center and could see, even from that altitude, the devastation, the smoke that was coming up. It was obvious it was going to be horrible. – Hugh Shelton

148927. Wayne Downing is also a great leader, has served our nation very well, and I think it’s great that he’s coming back to join a very capable administration already of dealing with this problem, and it will just strengthen that team. – Hugh Shelton

148928. Those are the things that, in the wrong hands – and certainly in our war on terrorism we also must attack proliferation and those nations that proliferate with chemical, biological and nuclear type devices, because that can cause the most catastrophic results. – Hugh Shelton

148929. They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded. Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don’t know. – Hugh Shelton

148930. There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National. The military aspect of it is only one of them. I’m confident that President Bush will have all of those things laid out for him before he makes the decision. – Hugh Shelton

148931. Whether or not you could actually increase the size of the force is something that will have to be determined. – Hugh Shelton

148932. The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity. – Hugh Shelton

148933. Of course, you always have to be concerned about hijacking. But with the measures that are in place right now, I’d say that probably the airways are as safe as they’ve been in a good number of years. – Hugh Shelton

148934. My goal was to make first lieutenant. I never spent a lot of time worrying about what came after that. – Hugh Shelton

148935. Well, it has been rather hectic since the 11th of September. And even before then it was quite busy. – Hugh Shelton

148936. The standards to get in are very high. We don’t want to lower those standards. – Hugh Shelton

148937. I believe that this is a different war than America has ever fought in the past. It is a non-conventional war. It means that you’ve got to use every tool you’ve got available to you. – Hugh Shelton

148938. But the other thing is that I feel very confident in the individual pilots. They are tremendous individuals. They are individuals that have sworn to protect and defend our very citizens. That’s why we serve. – Hugh Shelton

148939. I was, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 300 jumps. – Hugh Shelton

148940. But it’s been a great, humbling – and I’ve been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it’s been the greatest honor of my life. – Hugh Shelton

148941. I’m not going to say whether I’m a Republican or a Democrat. – Hugh Shelton

148942. But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them. – Hugh Shelton

148943. I always concentrated on doing the very best that I could in the job and the duties that I was assigned. – Hugh Shelton

148944. I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that. – Hugh Shelton

148945. I had seen the films out of World War II, the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided. – Hugh Shelton

148946. I jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and it’s a great thrill and it allows me to share in the dangers that our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis. – Hugh Shelton

148947. And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be, in terms of passing a pure human rights check, have everything going for them that you would like to have. – Hugh Shelton

148948. I think that the American people should rest assured and be assured that every federal agency that has a role to play in this terrorism is working overtime now, taking every necessary action to protect our great citizens. – Hugh Shelton

148949. It is changing the face of terrorism. It is basically bringing it to the United States, to our great citizens. We know the terrorists are barbaric and murderers that attack innocent civilians, as they did in this case. – Hugh Shelton

148950. And so I’m still giving some thought – I will transition hopefully into the corporate world. And I look forward to getting involved in several other areas that I have a great interest in. – Hugh Shelton

148951. The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate. – William Shenstone

148952. His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world. – William Shenstone

148953. Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former. – William Shenstone

148954. Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man’s hut, as well as the palace of his superior. – William Shenstone

148955. Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. – William Shenstone

148956. Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it. – William Shenstone

148957. Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts. – William Shenstone

148958. The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased. – William Shenstone

148959. The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical. – William Shenstone

148960. Every single instance of a friend’s insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money. – William Shenstone

148961. Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases. – William Shenstone

148962. A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. – William Shenstone

148963. Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it. – William Shenstone

148964. What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim. – William Shenstone

148965. The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one. – William Shenstone

148966. Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true. – William Shenstone

148967. Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world. – William Shenstone

148968. A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. – William Shenstone

148969. A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind. – William Shenstone

148970. The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last. – William Shenstone

148971. A fool and his words are soon parted. – William Shenstone

148972. The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters. – William Shenstone

148973. There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy. – William Shenstone

148974. Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. – William Shenstone

148975. Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess. – Alan Shepard

148976. So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not. – Alan Shepard

148977. The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built. Unfortunately we didn’t get more than four feet off the ground, because it crashed. – Alan Shepard

148978. The rocket had worked perfectly, and all I had to do was survive the reentry forces. You do it all, in a flight like that, in a rather short period of time, just 16 minutes as a matter of fact. – Alan Shepard

148979. Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better, to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown. That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots, and that led to the astronaut business. – Alan Shepard

148980. Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on. – Alan Shepard

148981. We also knew it would be difficult, because of the financial condition of the family, for me to go to college. – Alan Shepard

148982. I woke up an hour before I was supposed to, and started going over the mental checklist: where do I go from here, what do I do? I don’t remember eating anything at all, just going through the physical, getting into the suit. We practiced that so much, it was all rote. – Alan Shepard

148983. We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able to cope with zero gravity, we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on. So all of us trained so that we were probably in the best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point. – Alan Shepard

148984. We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on. – Alan Shepard

148985. They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one. – Alan Shepard

148986. Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on. – Alan Shepard

148987. Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every Saturday morning to the nearest airport, ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars, and clean up the hangars. – Alan Shepard

148988. It’s been a long way, but we’re here. – Alan Shepard

148989. I’d like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me. – Alan Shepard

148990. And I think that still is true of this business – which is basically research and development – that you probably spend more time in planning and training and designing for things to go wrong, and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right. – Alan Shepard

148991. I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. – Alan Shepard

148992. I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds. – Alan Shepard

148993. I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all. – Alan Shepard

148994. I didn’t mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student. – Alan Shepard

148995. But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better. – Alan Shepard

148996. The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that. – Alan Shepard

148997. Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you’ve got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back. – Alan Shepard

148998. It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract. – Alan Shepard

148999. You know, being a test pilot isn’t always the healthiest business in the world. – Alan Shepard

149000. You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing. – Alan Shepard


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