180000 famous quotes part 15 – 14001 to 15000

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180000 famous quotes part 15 – 14001 to 15000

14001. The moment you’re born you’re done for. – Arnold Bennett

14002. The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is. – Arnold Bennett

14003. Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism. – Arnold Bennett

14004. Well, my deliberate opinion is – it’s a jolly strange world. – Arnold Bennett

14005. Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened. – Arnold Bennett

14006. Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality. – Arnold Bennett

14007. Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity. – Arnold Bennett

14008. Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like. – Arnold Bennett

14009. Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true. – Arnold Bennett

14010. It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. – Arnold Bennett

14011. It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. – Arnold Bennett

14012. If egotism means a terrific interest in one’s self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living. – Arnold Bennett

14013. Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. – Arnold Bennett

14014. Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man. – Arnold Bennett

14015. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett

14016. A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected. – Arnold Bennett

14017. A cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent. It’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it. – Arnold Bennett

14018. Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it. – Arnold Bennett

14019. True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity. – Bo Bennett

14020. The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. – Bo Bennett

14021. The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person. – Bo Bennett

14022. The secret to having everything you want out of life is the realization that you really don’t want most of the things you think you want. – Bo Bennett

14023. There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice. – Bo Bennett

14024. It’s not people who resent successful people; it’s resentful people who resent successful people. – Bo Bennett

14025. Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. – Bo Bennett

14026. Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes. – Bo Bennett

14027. Success is not in what you have, but who you are. – Bo Bennett

14028. Untapped potential is the difference between where a person is now and where he or she can be. – Bo Bennett

14029. Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don’t you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention? – Bo Bennett

14030. Value people on their potential, not on their history. – Bo Bennett

14031. Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. – Bo Bennett

14032. We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources. – Bo Bennett

14033. When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts. – Bo Bennett

14034. While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. – Bo Bennett

14035. To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present. – Bo Bennett

14036. Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don’t put them both together by claiming you “don’t have the time”. – Bo Bennett

14037. Remember that it is not where you come from, or not even where you are; it is where you are going that matters most. – Bo Bennett

14038. People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life. – Bo Bennett

14039. Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have. – Bo Bennett

14040. Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. – Bo Bennett

14041. Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do. – Bo Bennett

14042. Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. – Bo Bennett

14043. The concept of the “good ol’ days” must be one of our society’s biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success. – Bo Bennett

14044. One’s work usually occupies more than half of one’s waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing. – Bo Bennett

14045. The best way to lose a job is just not to care. When you do not care, it shows in everything you do. – Bo Bennett

14046. Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product. – Bo Bennett

14047. It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes. – Bo Bennett

14048. Never expect people to treat you any better than you treat yourself. – Bo Bennett

14049. Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human. – Bo Bennett

14050. Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character. – Bo Bennett

14051. Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family. – Bo Bennett

14052. Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals. – Bo Bennett

14053. Peeves do not make very good pets. – Bo Bennett

14054. Think before you act and act on what you believe. – Bo Bennett

14055. If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids. – Bo Bennett

14056. Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. – Bo Bennett

14057. Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness. – Bo Bennett

14058. Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as “uncertain” is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy. – Bo Bennett

14059. Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals. – Bo Bennett

14060. Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting – it is bad acting with the intent to deceive. – Bo Bennett

14061. For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

14062. Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. – Bo Bennett

14063. I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation. – Bo Bennett

14064. If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers. – Bo Bennett

14065. If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be. – Bo Bennett

14066. You are not, nor ever will be, better than anyone else besides the person you are now. – Bo Bennett

14067. Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster. – Bo Bennett

14068. If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history. – Bo Bennett

14069. An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information. – Bo Bennett

14070. If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing? – Bo Bennett

14071. An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame. – Bo Bennett

14072. A dead end can never be a one way street; you can always turn around and take another road. – Bo Bennett

14073. A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. – Bo Bennett

14074. A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album. – Bo Bennett

14075. A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself. – Bo Bennett

14076. A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. – Bo Bennett

14077. As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession. – Bo Bennett

14078. Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires. – Bo Bennett

14079. Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. – Bo Bennett

14080. In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance. – Bo Bennett

14081. Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money. – Bo Bennett

14082. Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time…”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life. – Bo Bennett

14083. Be friendly to everyone. Those who deserve it the least need it the most. – Bo Bennett

14084. Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper. – Bo Bennett

14085. Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time. – Bo Bennett

14086. A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements. – Bo Bennett

14087. I write box notes for Kino International, which specializes in distributing foreign films. – Bruce Bennett

14088. All clients’ needs and expectations are vastly different. – Bruce Bennett

14089. I am not 100% English, I am actually part Italian and even part Hungarian. Therefore I feel very much part of Europe both in my upbringing and outlook. – Bruce Bennett

14090. As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter. – Bruce Bennett

14091. There’s a broad with a big future behind her. – Constance Bennett

14092. I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one. – James Gordon Bennett

14093. Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification. – James Gordon Bennett

14094. There are plenty of lesbians in Hollywood, but they’re not out. And that’s their choice, but I can’t do that, it’s too important to me. – Jill Bennett

14095. We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy. – Jill Bennett

14096. Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families. – Jill Bennett

14097. Never marry a man who hates his mother because he’ll end up hating you. – Jill Bennett

14098. I want to make films that make a difference. I want to be out and hope that that will make things better for gay people and for myself. I hope one day I can start to make the kind of projects or be involved with kind of projects that can really make a difference. – Jill Bennett

14099. Acting is something I love to do. I love to perform and I love the art, the craft of it. – Jill Bennett

14100. I turned my hair dark and have received much better parts ever since. – Joan Bennett

14101. If only Vivien Leigh had stayed in England, that part would have been mine. – Joan Bennett

14102. I might as well have pulled the trigger myself. – Joan Bennett

14103. Guys just don’t care. We don’t take the time to plan behind each other’s back. We just say, If you don’t like me, screw you’. If a guy doesn’t like you, you know because you have a black eye. – Jonathan Bennett

14104. I think the qualities I look for in a girl I’d like to be my girlfriend would be the way Lindsay’s character is before she becomes a plastic. Very real. – Jonathan Bennett

14105. My first three years of high school, I wasn’t that cool. – Jonathan Bennett

14106. Lohan and I talk about just things that happen. It’s Lindsay. She’s great. I went from not knowing who she was to not being able to get rid of her because she’s everywhere. She’s on everything. – Jonathan Bennett

14107. I can talk to anybody but when it comes to somebody that I like, then I turn into like this five-year-old kindergartener in a sandbox. – Jonathan Bennett

14108. Guys aren’t threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they’re fighting over. – Jonathan Bennett

14109. Girls aren’t mean to guys in high school. They are mean to each other. Girls were never mean to me. – Jonathan Bennett

14110. I still have horrible luck with girls. – Jonathan Bennett

14111. I probably would have voted against Justice Thomas, and, and, and I’ve been disappointed by what Justice Roberts has done. – Michael Bennett

14112. I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us – our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren’t Bolsheviks, those weren’t socialists that built those things for us – much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century. – Michael Bennett

14113. I think one of the things that we are facing right now is that we’ve stopped listening to each other in our politics. – Michael Bennett

14114. Listen, I, I did vote – I did cast a vote for health care, and I also said that I thought the process was horrible. The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible. – Michael Bennett

14115. We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven’t invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven’t even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us. – Michael Bennett

14116. I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude. – Richard Rodney Bennett

14117. The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it. – Robert Foster Bennett

14118. The U.N. can be very frustrating and at times impotent, but it can also be a valuable forum for discussion and resolution of world problems. We should not walk away from it just because it’s failed to live up to its promise. – Robert Foster Bennett

14119. Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. – Robert Foster Bennett

14120. The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the ‘evil empire’ ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not. – Robert Foster Bennett

14121. A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control. – Robert Foster Bennett

14122. There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East. – Robert Foster Bennett

14123. Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require. – Robert Foster Bennett

14124. But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends. – Robert Foster Bennett

14125. I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it. – Robert Foster Bennett

14126. Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation. – Robert Foster Bennett

14127. We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of drug addiction and alcoholism – lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave – never encouraged to stay in. – Stephen Bennett

14128. They probably realized our interview would do more damage to their pro-“gay” piece – rather than help it. – Stephen Bennett

14129. If you only do it for money, that’s only what you get. – Stephen Bennett

14130. For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O’Reilly claiming he’s an Irish Catholic. – Stephen Bennett

14131. What Bill O’Reilly says means nothing. What Stephen Bennett says means nothing. What God says means everything. – Stephen Bennett

14132. I’ve been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’ve been sold out all over the world. – Tony Bennett

14133. To work is to feel alive. – Tony Bennett

14134. More than anybody else I’d like to thank Count Basie for teaching me how to perform. – Tony Bennett

14135. I think one of the reasons I’m popular again is because I’m wearing a tie. You have to be different. – Tony Bennett

14136. I still insist that American performers are the best performers in the world. – Tony Bennett

14137. I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today. – Tony Bennett

14138. I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I’m a singer. So I sing. – Tony Bennett

14139. The young people look great on television. They’re youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven’t got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so. – Tony Bennett

14140. If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it. – William Bennett

14141. It is our character that supports the promise of our future – far more than particular government programs or policies. – William Bennett

14142. The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day. – William Bennett

14143. The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed. – William Bennett

14144. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. – William Bennett

14145. Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they’re still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools. – William Bennett

14146. Our common language is English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language. – William Bennett

14147. A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. – William Bennett

14148. Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. – William Bennett

14149. Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty. – William Bennett

14150. For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously. – William Bennett

14151. America’s support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world. – William Bennett

14152. All real education is the architecture of the soul. – William Bennett

14153. Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al Gore is not the man in the White House, and never will be. – William Bennett

14154. We’d like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities. – Chester Bennington

14155. We’re shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America. – Chester Bennington

14156. My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside. – Chester Bennington

14157. I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That’s what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up. – Chester Bennington

14158. Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on. – Warren Bennis

14159. I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn’t very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing. – Warren Bennis

14160. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. – Warren G. Bennis

14161. Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. – Warren G. Bennis

14162. You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future. – Warren G. Bennis

14163. Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work. – Warren G. Bennis

14164. There is a profound difference between information and meaning. – Warren G. Bennis

14165. Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right. – Warren G. Bennis

14166. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. – Warren G. Bennis

14167. Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. – Warren G. Bennis

14168. People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. – Warren G. Bennis

14169. Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. – Warren G. Bennis

14170. Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. – Warren G. Bennis

14171. There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. – Warren G. Bennis

14172. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren G. Bennis

14173. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. – Warren G. Bennis

14174. Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person. – Warren G. Bennis

14175. The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. – Warren G. Bennis

14176. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. – Warren G. Bennis

14177. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. – Warren G. Bennis

14178. Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult. – Warren G. Bennis

14179. Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary. – Warren G. Bennis

14180. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. – Warren G. Bennis

14181. Gags die, humor doesn’t. – Jack Benny

14182. Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. – Jack Benny

14183. Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Jack Benny

14184. I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too. – Jack Benny

14185. It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause. – Jack Benny

14186. Modesty is my best quality. – Jack Benny

14187. My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never. – Jack Benny

14188. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Jack Benny

14189. Hors D’oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces. – Jack Benny

14190. I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. – Jack Benny

14191. The shameful never have dear friends. – Isaac de Benserade

14192. A well begun is half ended. – A. C. Benson

14193. All the best stories are but one story in reality – the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape. – A. C. Benson

14194. Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping. – A. C. Benson

14195. As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. – A. C. Benson

14196. The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears. – A. C. Benson

14197. One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do. – A. C. Benson

14198. Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – A. C. Benson

14199. People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way. – A. C. Benson

14200. Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. – A. C. Benson

14201. I am sure it is one’s duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one’s own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this. – A. C. Benson

14202. I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. – A. C. Benson

14203. Man, an animal that makes bargains. – A. C. Benson

14204. When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. – A. C. Benson

14205. Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen. – Amber Benson

14206. Maybe because she’s smaller than me she might look taller. – Amber Benson

14207. If you tell me I can’t have something then that just makes me want it more. – Anna Benson

14208. We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career. – Anna Benson

14209. But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it’s a temporary revenue stream because it’s an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear. – Craig Benson

14210. The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives. – Craig Benson

14211. The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state. – Craig Benson

14212. So you get kind of addicted to a revenue stream, and then all of a sudden it goes away, now the problem is worse than it was before. – Craig Benson

14213. Now I believe that people need to understand what’s happening in my campaign, and they’re going to get three or four snapshots of that, with plenty of time before the first disclosure happens in June. – Craig Benson

14214. I have done things politically, and I’ve been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I’ve been doing it as a part-time job. – Craig Benson

14215. I don’t think anyone’s pushing for spending limits in the campaign. – Craig Benson

14216. I do not support gambling in this state. – Craig Benson

14217. California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California. – Craig Benson

14218. We have a law that allows us to establish charter schools here in this state. We ought to get going on it. – Craig Benson

14219. And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that’s going to make the product better, which is the students and the education. – Craig Benson

14220. Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it. – Craig Benson

14221. I believe in competition. – Craig Benson

14222. You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible! – Ezra Taft Benson

14223. Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. – Ezra Taft Benson

14224. Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to. – Ezra Taft Benson

14225. Be right, and then be easy to live with, if possible, but in that order. – Ezra Taft Benson

14226. As my career has progressed, I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn’t change my desire to entertain folks. That’s really who I am. – George Benson

14227. I have been doing music all my life so everyday when I get up I expect music will be part of it. – George Benson

14228. I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up. – George Benson

14229. My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn’t imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer. – George Benson

14230. The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish. – George Benson

14231. I’m so sick of Nancy Drew I could vomit. – Mildred Augustus Wirt Benson

14232. Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive. – Stella Benson

14233. Call no man foe, but never love a stranger. – Stella Benson

14234. The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God. – Charles Bent

14235. Prayer is not so much the means whereby God’s will is bent to man’s desires, as it is that whereby man’s will is bent to God’s desires. – Charles Bent

14236. If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally – every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher. – Charles Bent

14237. Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees. – Charles Bent

14238. In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant traces of a vast prehistoric empire. – James Theodore Bent

14239. In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves. – James Theodore Bent

14240. Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece. Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids. – James Theodore Bent

14241. The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants is very strong in Greece. – James Theodore Bent

14242. The most terrible things end, at last. – James Theodore Bent

14243. I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of. – George Bentham

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14244. I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first, but before the season was over, I had collected between one and two hundred species. – George Bentham

14245. Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet. – Jeremy Bentham

14246. Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart. – Jeremy Bentham

14247. The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. – Jeremy Bentham

14248. The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham

14249. The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day’s time they will have turned it into a Hell. – Jeremy Bentham

14250. The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. – Jeremy Bentham

14251. All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. – Jeremy Bentham

14252. The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection. – Jeremy Bentham

14253. Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. – Jeremy Bentham

14254. No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion. – Jeremy Bentham

14255. Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. – Jeremy Bentham

14256. It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual. – Jeremy Bentham

14257. It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong. – Jeremy Bentham

14258. He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn. – Jeremy Bentham

14259. Every law is an infraction of liberty. – Jeremy Bentham

14260. As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends. – Jeremy Bentham

14261. The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. – Jeremy Bentham

14262. Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? – E. C. Bentley

14263. The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps. – Edmund Clerihew Bentley

14264. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps. – Eric Bentley

14265. Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas. – Eric Bentley

14266. If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so. – Eric Bentley

14267. He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic. – Nicolas Bentley

14268. A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it’s far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality. – Wes Bentley

14269. You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors. – Wes Bentley

14270. My education was an education by movies. – Robert Benton

14271. My next film is always shaped by the last one… by the things I feel I didn’t get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture. – Robert Benton

14272. Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won’t do squat in Korea. – Robert Benton

14273. In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children. – Robert Benton

14274. I’d like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex. – Robert Benton

14275. I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called ‘slow’. It’s an awful feeling to think of yourself as ‘slow’ – it’s horrible. – Robert Benton

14276. Twilight is about getting older and relationships – not about a murder mystery. It’s about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors. – Robert Benton

14277. I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn’t know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government. – Lloyd Bentsen

14278. Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy. – Lloyd Bentsen

14279. You don’t realize how much a part of your character is part of yourself until you are no longer playing that character. – Julie Benz

14280. Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or… So everybody understands the hours. – Julie Benz

14281. That’s a hard question, because I started skating when I was three, so I don’t really remember life before it, and I don’t know what it is like not to work hard at something. – Julie Benz

14282. The meaning of life… I think the meaning of life is, I think it’s love. – Julie Benz

14283. There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time. – Julie Benz

14284. To us marriage is first, everything else is second. – Julie Benz

14285. When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice. – Julie Benz

14286. You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success. – Julie Benz

14287. Um, and I’m also very proud of my work on George of the Jungle 2. – Julie Benz

14288. I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband. – Julie Benz

14289. It’s funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers. – Julie Benz

14290. If you’re offered something, you’re not really sure exactly what is that they saw in you that they think is the character so it’s a little scary, I feel. – Julie Benz

14291. I would love to re-visit Darla. I miss her. I really do. – Julie Benz

14292. I trained 8 hours a day 7 seven days a week and I had 2 weeks off in a year. – Julie Benz

14293. I think Sarah Michelle Gellar has done some brilliant work as Buffy. – Julie Benz

14294. I only knew basic western trail riding. Nothing fancy. – Julie Benz

14295. And I’m not very coordinated, either. Only on ice skates, not in real life. – Julie Benz

14296. I loved playing Darla. – Julie Benz

14297. I don’t think as big and as creative as Joss. – Julie Benz

14298. I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers. I did some radio spots, and some games. – Julie Benz

14299. Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success. – Julie Benz

14300. During the rehearsal process I got thrown off the horse. – Julie Benz

14301. Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you’re in your death bed and that’s it, I think it’s the relationships you’ve had and the people that you’ve touched and the people that have touched you that matter. – Julie Benz

14302. But I never worked with a northern horse before. They are very different from western horses. – Julie Benz

14303. I think for me it was a natural transition to move full time into acting rather than figure skating. – Julie Benz

14304. It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends, for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy and one of our enemies a friend. – Pierre Jean de Beranger

14305. Our friends, the enemy. – Pierre Jean de Beranger

14306. Paradise is open to all kind hearts. – Pierre Jean de Beranger

14307. The bourgeois takes economic power very seriously, and often worships it. – Nicolai A. Berdyaev

14308. Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. – Nikolai Berdyaev

14309. There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world. – Nikolai Berdyaev

14310. We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him. – Polly Berrien Berends

14311. Most of us would do more for our babies than we have ever been willing to do for anyone, even ourselves. – Polly Berrien Berends

14312. My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years. – Polly Berrien Berends

14313. Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives. – Polly Berrien Berends

14314. The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. – Polly Berrien Berends

14315. The parent is the strongest statement that the child hears regarding what it means to be alive and real. More than what we say or do, the way we are expresses what we think it means to be alive. So the articulate parent is less a telling than a listening individual. – Polly Berrien Berends

14316. A sense of worthiness is a child’s most important need. – Polly Berrien Berends

14317. Nothing can be said, including this statement, that has not been said before. – John Berendt

14318. Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, ‘Lost in Space’? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip. – Tom Berenger

14319. Debra Winger doesn’t let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be. – Tom Berenger

14320. Even my agents say, We don’t know what this business is anymore. – Tom Berenger

14321. Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit. – Tom Berenger

14322. Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they’re not always tough. – Tom Berenger

14323. There’s a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress. – Tom Berenger

14324. These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don’t even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television. – Tom Berenger

14325. This is all new to me, these re-releases. I don’t know how these things do. I don’t know if it will be people who saw it originally or young people. – Tom Berenger

14326. To people outside, they think, Gee, that’s great. You get to go here and there. The other side of that is our expression, This is location, not vacation. – Tom Berenger

14327. Rough Riders took 13 weeks to shoot, plus a week of training. The same guy trained us trained the cast in Platoon. Except, instead of radios, we used bugles to signal. – Tom Berenger

14328. While I was doing these plays in the beginning, I wasn’t getting paid. I thought of it more as a hobby. Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people took what they were doing. – Tom Berenger

14329. Sometimes I think I’m real predictable to myself and other times… you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else? – Tom Berenger

14330. You can’t think that you’re playing a villain, or you’ll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero. – Tom Berenger

14331. We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn’t have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself. – Tom Berenger

14332. I remember seeing Bill Hurt in New York once. I talked to him on the phone around 1988 and that’s about it. I was shooting in New York and somebody said Glenn Close came by the set. – Tom Berenger

14333. The Big Chill is one of those things that everybody can identify with. Between eight characters, they can pick somebody who’s somewhat like them. – Tom Berenger

14334. My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled. – Tom Berenger

14335. I like playing flawed characters, people who aren’t perfect. – Tom Berenger

14336. I was kind of confused. I thought, Well, if I get drafted, I’ll go. Everybody was very concerned with it. I had friends who went. Some that came back and some that didn’t. – Tom Berenger

14337. I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March. – Tom Berenger

14338. I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It’s about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me. – Tom Berenger

14339. I’m probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time. – Tom Berenger

14340. I’ve done about six comedies. Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in Platoon. – Tom Berenger

14341. In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything they weren’t responsible for. – Tom Berenger

14342. Most of what gets made now, you laugh your way through, go home and forget you’ve seen it. – Tom Berenger

14343. I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I’m with them every minute of the day. – Tom Berenger

14344. I guess if I weren’t an actor, I’d be a history professor. – Tom Berenger

14345. I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood. – Tom Berenger

14346. I didn’t know how to go about preparing for the part of someone who can’t remember who he is. The frustration angle is written in, but there’s also this incredible passive state. – Tom Berenger

14347. I don’t care about being a star. I can do a supporting role; I don’t have to be a lead. – Tom Berenger

14348. I don’t think a director should have any kids. I don’t even think it’s good for your physical health. Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep. What I do is stressful enough. – Tom Berenger

14349. I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch of stories about the Rough Riders. – Tom Berenger

14350. I feel more comfortable doing films with groups of guys. It’s a lot easier for me. There’s a difference with women: you can’t take them to dinner every night and go crazy. – Tom Berenger

14351. I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off. – Tom Berenger

14352. A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die. – Bernard Berenson

14353. Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities. – Bernard Berenson

14354. When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. – Bernard Berenson

14355. The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others. – Bernard Berenson

14356. Psychoanalysts are not occupied with the minds of their patients; they do not believe in the mind but in a cerebral intestine. – Bernard Berenson

14357. Miracles happen to those who believe in them. – Bernard Berenson

14358. I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. – Bernard Berenson

14359. Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one’s training. – Bernard Berenson

14360. From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament… the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy. – Bernard Berenson

14361. Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. – Bernard Berenson

14362. Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second. – Bernard Berenson

14363. You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature. – Bernard Berenson

14364. Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope. – Bernard Berenson

14365. In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent. – Bruce Beresford

14366. There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I’d really like to do that. – Bruce Beresford

14367. It’s not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they’re not connecting with the characters they are portraying. – Bruce Beresford

14368. With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production, I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce it with the correct setting. – Bruce Beresford

14369. With a film, I do my best to understand the author’s intentions and try to bring the characters to life. – Bruce Beresford

14370. When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen. – Bruce Beresford

14371. When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match. – Bruce Beresford

14372. There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud. – Bruce Beresford

14373. The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever. – Bruce Beresford

14374. The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals. – Bruce Beresford

14375. Tender Mercies is a very low-budget film, but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia. My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times all of my Australian films combined. – Bruce Beresford

14376. Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances. – Bruce Beresford

14377. Perhaps the most difficult thing is shooting scenes set 6,000 feet up in the mountains of Mexico. – Bruce Beresford

14378. On stage, the audience watches from a fixed viewpoint and the director cannot retake something he doesn’t like. It has to work straight through. – Bruce Beresford

14379. In opera, everyone’s watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn’t relate too much to film. – Bruce Beresford

14380. In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire. – Bruce Beresford

14381. In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films. – Bruce Beresford

14382. I’d really been interested in opera when I was about 16, and I really like staging them. – Bruce Beresford

14383. I don’t rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room. – Bruce Beresford

14384. I didn’t get upset because I wasn’t nominated, but I was a little surprised. – Bruce Beresford

14385. At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films. – Bruce Beresford

14386. He’s wrong. That’s why his films look so terrible. – Bruce Beresford

14387. When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men. – Bruce Beresford

14388. For a director, the most challenging scenes are the dialogue scenes. – Bruce Beresford

14389. Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied. – Bruce Beresford

14390. Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all. – Bruce Beresford

14391. Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama. – Bruce Beresford

14392. It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created. – Bruce Beresford

14393. Very sorry can’t come. Lie follows by post. – Lord Charles Beresford

14394. I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy. – Alban Berg

14395. Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. – Alban Berg

14396. Always keep learning. It keeps you young. – Patty Berg

14397. It’s a wonderful day for me, I made it to 80. – Patty Berg

14398. It’s not how fast you get there, but how long you stay. – Patty Berg

14399. People are what this election is all about. – Patty Berg

14400. There is nothing in this game of golf that can’t be improved upon if you practice. – Patty Berg

14401. What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. – Patty Berg

14402. Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society. – Paul Berg

14403. Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant. – Paul Berg

14404. Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported. – Paul Berg

14405. With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery. – Paul Berg

14406. Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable. – Paul Berg

14407. That work led to the emergence of the recombinant DNA technology thereby providing a major tool for analyzing mammalian gene structure and function and formed the basis for me receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. – Paul Berg

14408. Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies. – Paul Berg

14409. Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make. – Paul Berg

14410. Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature. – Paul Berg

14411. By then, I was making the slow transition from classical biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made. – Paul Berg

14412. By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD. – Paul Berg

14413. But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems. – Paul Berg

14414. But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer. – Paul Berg

14415. Michael Mann’s always been one of my heroes. – Peter Berg

14416. You might make a lot of money, but it’s very hard to get out from under that rug. The more you can reinvent yourself, the better – and unfortunately TV is designed not to let you redesign yourself. – Peter Berg

14417. When I look back at it, I’m mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap. – Peter Berg

14418. What kind of town do we want in the future, and how are we going to plan on that? – Peter Berg

14419. Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he’s voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film. – Peter Berg

14420. Then they started pulling me in and I was very resistant. All the other actors would be saying write more, more dialogue for me, and I’d always be saying ‘No, less, less’. – Peter Berg

14421. It’s always an interesting sort of adventures that gets someone into a movie. – Peter Berg

14422. There’s a picture of the real Coach Gary Gaines in the book and he’s sitting in the locker room after a game, and he just looks so much like Billy Bob, that we went to him. – Peter Berg

14423. Perhaps it’s more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them. – Jose Bergaman

14424. The quality of a man’s mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket. – Jose Bergaman

14425. The only time a man thinks is when he’s alone. – Jose Bergaman

14426. Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage. – Jose Bergaman

14427. Art is good but it isn’t the best. – Jose Bergaman

14428. Even if you’re not going anywhere, don’t get in the way. – Jose Bergaman

14429. When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears. – Jose Bergaman

14430. Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race. – Jose Bergamin

14431. The most original sin is not the thinker’s but the poet’s. – Jose Bergamin

14432. The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair. – Jose Bergamin

14433. Theology is the logic of the Devil. – Jose Bergamin

14434. There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad. – Jose Bergamin

14435. There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don’t dance at all. – Jose Bergamin

14436. To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success. – Jose Bergamin

14437. To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty. – Jose Bergamin

14438. To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom. – Jose Bergamin

14439. To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment. – Jose Bergamin

14440. True solidarity is only possible among the solitary. – Jose Bergamin

14441. We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons. – Jose Bergamin

14442. When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything. – Jose Bergamin

14443. Who learns most from a good book is the author. – Jose Bergamin

14444. You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made. – Jose Bergamin

14445. You can say the opposite of something you’ve said but you can’t do the opposite of something you’ve done. – Jose Bergamin

14446. An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics. – Jose Bergamin

14447. The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst. – Jose Bergamin

14448. True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed. – Jose Bergamin

14449. Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts. – Jose Bergamin

14450. The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward. – Jose Bergamin

14451. A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces. – Jose Bergamin

14452. A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice. – Jose Bergamin

14453. A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo. – Jose Bergamin

14454. A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men. – Jose Bergamin

14455. Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk? – Jose Bergamin

14456. A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. – Jose Bergamin

14457. Happiness is always a coincidence. – Jose Bergamin

14458. If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other. – Jose Bergamin

14459. In French literature, you can choose a la carte; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal. – Jose Bergamin

14460. It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime. – Jose Bergamin

14461. Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned. – Jose Bergamin

14462. Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter. – Jose Bergamin

14463. Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love. – Jose Bergamin

14464. Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin. – Jose Bergamin

14465. The first condition for making music is not to make a noise. – Jose Bergamin

14466. Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go. – Jose Bergamin

14467. The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace. – Michael Bergdahl

14468. When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you’ve found a niche don’t ever become complacent. – Michael Bergdahl

14469. Wal-Mart’s success strategies and tactics are easy to understand yet hard to duplicate. – Michael Bergdahl

14470. Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average performance and results out of them. – Michael Bergdahl

14471. The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution. – Michael Bergdahl

14472. Sam Walton’s values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations. – Michael Bergdahl

14473. Sam Walton was a master storyteller who used illustrative stories to reinforce his cultural standards. – Michael Bergdahl

14474. Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the stores into the collective consciousness of every associate regardless of what job they did for the company. – Michael Bergdahl

14475. At Wal-Mart, if you couldn’t explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement. – Michael Bergdahl

14476. Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy. – Michael Bergdahl

14477. People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. – Candice Bergen

14478. I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home. – Candice Bergen

14479. I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles. – Candice Bergen

14480. I’ve never felt more comfortable in my skin, I’ve never enjoyed life as much and I feel so lucky. – Candice Bergen

14481. It’s impossible to be more flat-chested than I am. – Candice Bergen

14482. It’s not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too. – Candice Bergen

14483. Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly. – Candice Bergen

14484. I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. – Candice Bergen

14485. Not that we didn’t have close relationships with our parents – I’m very close to my mom – but parents didn’t think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids. – Candice Bergen

14486. I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out. – Candice Bergen

14487. Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age. – Candice Bergen

14488. Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it’s rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you’re just renting for a while. – Candice Bergen

14489. Were women meant to do everything – work and have babies? – Candice Bergen

14490. Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. – Candice Bergen

14491. I have never savored life with such gusto as I do now. – Candice Bergen

14492. Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior. – Candice Bergen

14493. I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread. – Candice Bergen

14494. I didn’t have a financial need, and I wasn’t very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment. – Candice Bergen

14495. I couldn’t hold it together today. George Clooney asked me if I was OK, and I practically collapsed. I couldn’t stop crying, I had to go off sobbing like an idiot. – Candice Bergen

14496. I certainly love doing comedy and feel most comfortable near it. – Candice Bergen

14497. I believe a lot in monogamy, let me tell you. – Candice Bergen

14498. I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention. – Candice Bergen

14499. Hollywood is like Picasso’s bathroom. – Candice Bergen

14500. Glamorized… am I glamorous? – Candice Bergen

14501. Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans. – Candice Bergen

14502. But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off, that guys get to go on being sexual until they’re seventy or eighty, and we disappear at forty-five or fifty. – Candice Bergen

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14503. When are you going to realize that if it doesn’t apply to me it doesn’t matter? – Candice Bergen

14504. But it was hard to leave because the show’s been so important in our lives. – Candice Bergen

14505. I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it’s become increasingly sweeter for me. – Candice Bergen

14506. At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in – with a vengeance. – Candice Bergen

14507. I was asking Charlie the most important questions, and you heard the answers. – Edgar Bergen

14508. After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn’t a tourist. – Edgar Bergen

14509. Hey kid, do you want to come and talk to Charlie? – Edgar Bergen

14510. I’ve never told you the story of Alice in Wonderland, have I? – Edgar Bergen

14511. Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville. – Edgar Bergen

14512. OK, magic boy, let’s see who you really are. – Edgar Bergen

14513. So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn’t have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object! – Edgar Bergen

14514. Well, a friend in need is a friend indeed. – Edgar Bergen

14515. But Charlie, Charlie, how can we ever really know anything? Charlie, what or who is God? – Edgar Bergen

14516. You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission. – Edgar Bergen

14517. Show me where Stalin is buried and I’ll show you a Communist Plot. – Edgar Bergen

14518. Sometimes you know you find precious things in the creative process that you couldn’t find out of it. – Arthur Berger

14519. We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart. – Hans Berger

14520. The electroencephalogram represents a continuous curve with continuous oscillations in which… one can distinguish larger first order waves with an average duration of 90 milliseconds and smaller second order waves of an average duration of 35 milliseconds. – Hans Berger

14521. In Germany I am not so famous. – Hans Berger

14522. Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. – John Berger

14523. You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events. – John Berger

14524. What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. – John Berger

14525. The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. – John Berger

14526. The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying. – John Berger

14527. When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own. – John Berger

14528. Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature. – John Berger

14529. Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present. – John Berger

14530. The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open. – John Berger

14531. The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget. – John Berger

14532. Publicity is the life of this culture – in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive – and at the same time publicity is its dream. – John Berger

14533. Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. – John Berger

14534. One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man. – John Berger

14535. Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress. – John Berger

14536. Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all. – John Berger

14537. A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but. – John Berger

14538. Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. – John Berger

14539. Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form. – John Berger

14540. Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time. – John Berger

14541. Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural. – John Berger

14542. That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. – John Berger

14543. Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one’s self to be bored. – John Berger

14544. The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened. – Peter Berger

14545. I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization. – Peter L. Berger

14546. If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S. will be much more like Europe. – Peter L. Berger

14547. But we don’t have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy – which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world. – Peter L. Berger

14548. Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy. – Peter L. Berger

14549. The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance. – Peter L. Berger

14550. I’m sure Putnam is right that there’s been a decline in certain kinds of organizations like bowling leagues. But people participate in communities in other ways. – Peter L. Berger

14551. Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there’s no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy. – Peter L. Berger

14552. There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved. – Peter L. Berger

14553. We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization. – Peter L. Berger

14554. When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear. – Peter L. Berger

14555. The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture. – Peter L. Berger

14556. The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude. – Peter L. Berger

14557. Some people think that as the Chinese economy becomes more and more capitalistic it will inevitably become more democratic. – Peter L. Berger

14558. Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another, from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious fundamentalism or the other way around, which is not very helpful. – Peter L. Berger

14559. So I think one can say on empirical grounds – not because of some philosophical principle – that you can’t have democracy unless you have a market economy. – Peter L. Berger

14560. Even if one is interested only in one’s own society, which is one’s prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others. – Peter L. Berger

14561. One can’t understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive – they’re reacting to what they call secular humanism. – Peter L. Berger

14562. It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term. – Peter L. Berger

14563. In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state. – Peter L. Berger

14564. If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes. – Peter L. Berger

14565. Our institute’s agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally. – Peter L. Berger

14566. It’s no fun to have HIV even though it’s viewed as a chronic, controllable disease. It means being wedded to the health system. – Phil Berger

14567. My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly. – Philip E. Berger

14568. The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law. – Philip E. Berger

14569. There’s been a deliberate and systematic effort to convey to countries around the world, friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there’s a price to pay. – Sandy Berger

14570. No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. – Thomas Berger

14571. Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there. – Thomas Berger

14572. The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. – Thomas Berger

14573. A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving. – Cyrano de Bergerac

14574. A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man. – Cyrano de Bergerac

14575. I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone. – Cyrano de Bergerac

14576. The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages. – Cyrano de Bergerac

14577. I’d like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels. We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX, and got ourselves off our best game. – Tom Bergeron

14578. When I had people scratchin’ my shorts a bit, it played better. We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes and it’s an element we need to get back. – Tom Bergeron

14579. I work best when people are here to puncture me. – Tom Bergeron

14580. I don’t mind talking about my two daughters, but I don’t feel comfortable denying them their privacy. – Tom Bergeron

14581. Some people come in and really freak. There’s movement everywhere, even a dancing housekeeper! – Tom Bergeron

14582. We’re improvising a lot of this, which amazes people. – Tom Bergeron

14583. Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind. – Henry Bergh

14584. We live in a kissy society. – Michael Bergin

14585. I’d been around women who put me down, made me feel bad, or said things to fuel my insecurity. – Michael Bergin

14586. I’d gone to Manhattan to become a model. – Michael Bergin

14587. It struck me that what I’d heard about certain celebrities was true: they had It, whatever the hell It was. Star power isn’t a myth; it is tangible and forceful. – Michael Bergin

14588. My father was a sergeant with the Connecticut state police. My mother was a hairstylist. – Michael Bergin

14589. New York is tough on lonely people. – Michael Bergin

14590. The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud. – Michael Bergin

14591. What was it about Carolyn that made her so cautious about revealing herself? – Michael Bergin

14592. The people on Baywatch were about as nice a group of people as I had ever worked with. – Michael Bergin

14593. I wasn’t even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. – Michael Bergin

14594. Thank God for little miracles, right? – Michael Bergin

14595. A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool. – Michael Bergin

14596. I was going to get the Carolyn Bessette story out of her one way or another. – Michael Bergin

14597. By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life. – Michael Bergin

14598. Calvin had finally taken a look at the ET tape, and he had reacted just as she had expected he would. He loved it; he loved me. Suddenly he was thinking of me for everything: underwear, jeans, suits, even the Escape fragrance campaign. – Michael Bergin

14599. I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we’re all out there looking for our magical missing half. – Michael Bergin

14600. I didn’t know a damn thing about style. – Michael Bergin

14601. I guess that’s what I was: a set of abs. And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way. The photographer didn’t look at my face once. I was humiliated. – Michael Bergin

14602. I like parties, but I’m shy, and I often find myself standing around, feeling awkward. – Michael Bergin

14603. I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein. – Michael Bergin

14604. I too have my own demons, and I have struggled. I’ve made my own mistakes, and I’m not proud of them. – Michael Bergin

14605. I wanted to grow up to be just like my father. – Michael Bergin

14606. I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom. – Michael Bergin

14607. We’re all pretty ordinary on paper. – Michael Bergin

14608. Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me. – Dennis Bergkamp

14609. Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us. Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together. Suddenly three trophies are down to one. – Dennis Bergkamp

14610. When you beat a team so often – especially like this season when Chelsea had already lost three times to us – you know people expect you to do it again. But you also know they’re going to be even more motivated to finally win. – Dennis Bergkamp

14611. What a ball from Frank. Frank and I go back years. He used to do that when I was at Ajax. – Dennis Bergkamp

14612. We’re still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything. – Dennis Bergkamp

14613. The regular things in my life now – training sessions and playing matches – will all fall away. That will leave a big empty space and it will need to be filled. – Dennis Bergkamp

14614. Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren’t important right now. But the time will soon come. – Dennis Bergkamp

14615. So I took it as a very positive sign that the club came to me rather than the other way round. – Dennis Bergkamp

14616. My aim is to play as many games as possible and to go out and be one of the 11 players again. – Dennis Bergkamp

14617. I don’t want to lose myself in football and that’s what a coach has to do to be successful. – Dennis Bergkamp

14618. It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period. – Dennis Bergkamp

14619. In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren’t interested in the sex lives of their players. We don’t hear these stories – even in Italy where the media is right on top of football. – Dennis Bergkamp

14620. I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal’s performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me. – Dennis Bergkamp

14621. I think it is time to call it a day, and watch the game from the stands. – Dennis Bergkamp

14622. I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends. – Dennis Bergkamp

14623. I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere and the fans were just fantastic. – Dennis Bergkamp

14624. So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us. – Dennis Bergkamp

14625. Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls. – Ingmar Bergman

14626. I hope I never get so old I get religious. – Ingmar Bergman

14627. Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying. – Ingmar Bergman

14628. I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images. – Ingmar Bergman

14629. Cancer victims who don’t accept their fate, who don’t learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left. – Ingrid Bergman

14630. Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. – Ingrid Bergman

14631. There are advantages to being a star though – you can always get a table in a full restaurant. – Ingrid Bergman

14632. I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside. – Ingrid Bergman

14633. Never again! I can see no reason for marriage – ever at all. I’ve had it. Three times is enough. – Ingrid Bergman

14634. Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress. – Ingrid Bergman

14635. It is not whether you really cry. It’s whether the audience thinks you are crying. – Ingrid Bergman

14636. If you took acting away from me, I’d stop breathing. – Ingrid Bergman

14637. I’ve gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime. – Ingrid Bergman

14638. I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up! – Ingrid Bergman

14639. I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say. – Ingrid Bergman

14640. I have grown up alone. I’ve taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18. – Ingrid Bergman

14641. I don’t think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman. – Ingrid Bergman

14642. I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go? – Ingrid Bergman

14643. Happiness is good health and a bad memory. – Ingrid Bergman

14644. Be yourself. The world worships the original. – Ingrid Bergman

14645. A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman

14646. I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn’t choose acting. It chose me. – Ingrid Bergman

14647. I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart. – Ingrid Bergman

14648. She said, and I’m not kidding, ‘Is this a speaking role?’ I wasn’t quite sure how to answer that one. – Peter Bergman

14649. When you are not practicing, remember somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet him, he will win. – Peter Bergman

14650. We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn’t had to do much of that before. – Peter Bergman

14651. I do like large entrances, but this was a little too large. – Peter Bergman

14652. When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, ‘Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?’ – Peter Bergman

14653. The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause. – Henri Bergson

14654. Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed. – Henri Bergson

14655. Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality. – Henri Bergson

14656. Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization. – Henri Bergson

14657. Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom. – Henri Bergson

14658. The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind. – Henri Bergson

14659. The motive power of democracy is love. – Henri Bergson

14660. The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. – Henri Bergson

14661. There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. – Henri Bergson

14662. There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. – Henri Bergson

14663. Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. – Henri Bergson

14664. To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson

14665. To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. – Henri Bergson

14666. We regard intelligence as man’s main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate. – Henri Bergson

14667. You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception. – Henri Bergson

14668. Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science. – Henri Bergson

14669. When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves. – Henri Bergson

14670. Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn. – Henri Bergson

14671. Our laughter is always the laughter of a group. – Henri Bergson

14672. A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings. – Henri Bergson

14673. And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them. – Henri Bergson

14674. An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. – Henri Bergson

14675. Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable. – Henri Bergson

14676. I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment. – Henri Bergson

14677. I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it. – Henri Bergson

14678. It seems that laughter needs an echo. – Henri Bergson

14679. In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs. – Henri Bergson

14680. In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour. – Henri Bergson

14681. In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically. – Henri Bergson

14682. Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division. – Henri Bergson

14683. Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments. – Henri Bergson

14684. For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided. – Henri Bergson

14685. Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools. – Henri Bergson

14686. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside. – Henri Bergson

14687. The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect. – Luciano Berio

14688. In music, as I find myself forever saying, things don’t get better or worse: they evolve and transform themselves. – Luciano Berio

14689. I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour. – Busby Berkeley

14690. So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken. – George Berkeley

14691. A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself. – George Berkeley

14692. The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. – George Berkeley

14693. The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it. – George Berkeley

14694. We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see. – George Berkeley

14695. That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man. – George Berkeley

14696. That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow. – George Berkeley

14697. Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. – George Berkeley

14698. Many things, for aught I know, may exist, whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have any idea or notion whatsoever. – George Berkeley

14699. He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. – George Berkeley

14700. All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind. – George Berkeley

14701. I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals. – George Berkeley

14702. If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever. – George Berkeley

14703. Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. – George Berkeley

14704. From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God. – George Berkeley

14705. We have to have wars now and then just to prove we’re top dog. – Reginald Berkeley

14706. If they had killed by father and my mother and all my friends, yet if they had come to treat of peace, they ought to have gone in peace. – William Berkeley

14707. It’s exciting that you’ve got an entire season to experience 24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience. It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behaviour. – Xander Berkeley

14708. I’d better make hay while the sun shines. – Xander Berkeley

14709. I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I’ve done a lot of writing. – Xander Berkeley

14710. I don’t look too far ahead. – Xander Berkeley

14711. Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all the art forms I’ve been involved with over the years. – Xander Berkeley

14712. I can’t help but have my sights set on Scorsese, Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones. – Xander Berkeley

14713. I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself. – Elizabeth Berkley

14714. I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too. – Elizabeth Berkley

14715. I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed. – Shelley Berkley

14716. Not only is privatizing Social Security not the solution to Social Security, it would exacerbate the problem. – Shelley Berkley

14717. For the Department of Energy to conduct this investigation is like the fox watching the hen house. – Shelley Berkley

14718. There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we’re probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need. – Shelley Berkley

14719. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder. – Alexander Berkman

14720. War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. – Alexander Berkman

14721. A great opera house isn’t run by a director, but by a great administrator. – Steven Berkoff

14722. I’m very resistant to most forms of theater. – Steven Berkoff

14723. In London, nobody comments on what you wear – they think that’s not important to you or your state of well-being. – Steven Berkoff

14724. The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers. – Steven Berkoff

14725. The mainstream is generally garbage. Look at the heavily subsidized theaters. – Steven Berkoff

14726. Writing is an antidote for loneliness. – Steven Berkoff

14727. Well, I didn’t really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle. – Daisy Berkowitz

14728. Micing it from two different angles in front of the speaker sounds huge, and it’s so simple. – Daisy Berkowitz

14729. There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason; they all like us and they different things out of the band’s music. – Daisy Berkowitz

14730. There will be some tracks on the next album which that will consist of mostly noise and feedback, whereas others may just have guitar parts and samples. – Daisy Berkowitz

14731. Trent likes to record guitars direct, whereas I’ve always preferred playing through an amplifier. – Daisy Berkowitz

14732. We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth’s noise. – Daisy Berkowitz

14733. We’ll only be playing four new songs live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished. – Daisy Berkowitz

14734. It’s great, because different groups of kids can laugh at each other and still enjoy the show. – Daisy Berkowitz

14735. We’re playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years. – Daisy Berkowitz

14736. It’s like tabloid news programs that talk about how horrible something is, while at the same time they’re glorifying it as their top story. – Daisy Berkowitz

14737. What you hear about the band is always going to be more disturbing than any particular song. – Daisy Berkowitz

14738. We’re approaching things quite differently this time, but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson. – Daisy Berkowitz

14739. I even have a Harmony Rocket and a Stratocaster with a scalloped neck back in Florida. – Daisy Berkowitz

14740. Nobody seems to play Yamaha electrics, but it’s the best guitar I own. – Daisy Berkowitz

14741. It was a good chance for us to play for people who would never have heard us otherwise. – Daisy Berkowitz

14742. But the exposure we got by doing the stint with Nine Inch Nails brought us a lot of attention. – Daisy Berkowitz

14743. Experimenting with different sounds is great, but when it comes down to it, you’re still playing a guitar. – Daisy Berkowitz

14744. I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I’m into collecting. – Daisy Berkowitz

14745. I just saw metal as another tool for me to use. – Daisy Berkowitz

14746. I’d played in about four or five bands before we started up, only a couple of which did club dates. – Daisy Berkowitz

14747. I’m happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage. – Daisy Berkowitz

14748. I’m open to getting more equipment, but I really won’t have time to look into that until after the tour. – Daisy Berkowitz

14749. If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth. – Daisy Berkowitz

14750. It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet, but EQ at the board is very important. – Daisy Berkowitz

14751. Each member of the band has varied influences, and the same diversity is reflected in our fanbase. – Daisy Berkowitz

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14752. I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor’s sixth husband. I know what I’m supposed to do, but I don’t know how to make it interesting. – Milton Berle

14753. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle

14754. We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight. – Milton Berle

14755. The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring. – Milton Berle

14756. Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient. – Milton Berle

14757. Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle

14758. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle

14759. I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. – Milton Berle

14760. I live to laugh, and I laugh to live. – Milton Berle

14761. I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can’t get killed by a blank? – Milton Berle

14762. Experience is what you have after you’ve forgotten her name. – Milton Berle

14763. A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. – Milton Berle

14764. You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think. – Milton Berle

14765. Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. – Milton Berle

14766. Talent is only the starting point. – Irving Berlin

14767. You’re not sick you’re just in love. – Irving Berlin

14768. There’s no people like show people. – Irving Berlin

14769. There’s no business like show business. – Irving Berlin

14770. The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. – Irving Berlin

14771. Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. – Irving Berlin

14772. Never hate a song that’s sold a half million copies. – Irving Berlin

14773. Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. – Irving Berlin

14774. Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. – Irving Berlin

14775. I got lost but look what I found. – Irving Berlin

14776. Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life. – Irving Berlin

14777. After you get what you want you don’t want it. – Irving Berlin

14778. There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny. – Irving Berlin

14779. Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated. – Isaiah Berlin

14780. The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds. – Isaiah Berlin

14781. To understand is to perceive patterns. – Isaiah Berlin

14782. The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past. – Isaiah Berlin

14783. The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. – Isaiah Berlin

14784. Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions. – Isaiah Berlin

14785. Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not. – Isaiah Berlin

14786. Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible. – Isaiah Berlin

14787. All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate. – Isaiah Berlin

14788. Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. – Isaiah Berlin

14789. At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. – Hector Berlioz

14790. Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. – Hector Berlioz

14791. Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love. – Hector Berlioz

14792. The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. – Hector Berlioz

14793. Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Hector Berlioz

14794. If I, taking care of everyone’s interests, also take care of my own, you can’t talk about a conflict of interest. – Silvio Berlusconi

14795. We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won’t be the case. – Silvio Berlusconi

14796. On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince the American president not to go to war. I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening. – Silvio Berlusconi

14797. Only I can turn this country around. – Silvio Berlusconi

14798. I am certain that we need a solution completely separate from military intervention. – Silvio Berlusconi

14799. I was never convinced that war was the best system to bring democracy to the country. – Silvio Berlusconi

14800. I’m not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I’ll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. – Silvio Berlusconi

14801. The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. – Silvio Berlusconi

14802. The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs. – Silvio Berlusconi

14803. Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world. – Silvio Berlusconi

14804. Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user’s health. – Howard Berman

14805. The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action. – Howard Berman

14806. The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11. Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue, but a real, tangible threat. – Howard Berman

14807. Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy. – Howard Berman

14808. It is wrong to say the U.S. should “not take sides” in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. – Howard Berman

14809. Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world. – Howard Berman

14810. How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product? – Howard Berman

14811. Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. – Howard Berman

14812. American foreign policy has been – and must continue to be – based on unequivocal support for Israel’s right to exist and to be free from terror. – Howard Berman

14813. Iran has a dismal record on human rights. – Howard Berman

14814. I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime. – Howard Berman

14815. It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer. – Howard Berman

14816. As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy. – Shelley Berman

14817. As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian. – Shelley Berman

14818. My whole act is confession. – Shelley Berman

14819. I am careful with my material and presentation. – Shelley Berman

14820. I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic. – Shelley Berman

14821. I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California. – Shelley Berman

14822. I was an actor before becoming a comedian. – Shelley Berman

14823. Outside came in ’60. The Edge in ’61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside. – Shelley Berman

14824. My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly’s. – Shelley Berman

14825. I will always love to perform standup comedy. – Shelley Berman

14826. Incidentally, I’m still looking for acting work, my first love. – Shelley Berman

14827. Inside was the second LP album of a comedian’s performance before an audience. – Shelley Berman

14828. I quit smoking well over twenty years ago. – Shelley Berman

14829. I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them. – Shelley Berman

14830. The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance. – Shelley Berman

14831. Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge. – Shelley Berman

14832. Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form. – Shelley Berman

14833. So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I’m going to blow up. – Shelley Berman

14834. The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so. – Shelley Berman

14835. While you’re improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we’re having fun. – Shelley Berman

14836. The old problems – love, money, security, status, health, etc. – are still here to plague us or please us. – Shelley Berman

14837. In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you’re a theater actor it’s very difficult to make a living. But it’s also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14838. Life certainly points it out to you – ‘you can go this way or the other way.’ You have to decide and it’s a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you’re living in the best place, but you’re letting the place where you should live alone? – Gael Garcia Bernal

14839. In Mexico you have death very close. That’s true for all human beings because it’s a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14840. In Latin America, you don’t do things for the money because there is no money. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14841. I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14842. I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I’d end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I’d do plays. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14843. Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn’t mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that’s normal. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14844. Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you’re doing because if not, you feel like it’s a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14845. You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn’t play that way. It’s about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it. – Gael Garcia Bernal

14846. Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace. – John Desmond Bernal

14847. Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people. – John Desmond Bernal

14848. The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development. – John Desmond Bernal

14849. The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. – John Desmond Bernal

14850. The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost as much from that of a simple, mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours; because something that must underlie and perhaps be even greater than sex is involved. – John Desmond Bernal

14851. The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order. – John Desmond Bernal

14852. The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country. – John Desmond Bernal

14853. There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man’s reason has never learned to separate them. – John Desmond Bernal

14854. The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them. – John Desmond Bernal

14855. Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world – a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about. – John Desmond Bernal

14856. Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain. – John Desmond Bernal

14857. Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license. – John Desmond Bernal

14858. Marxists have some way of analyzing the development of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and economic development is to be. – John Desmond Bernal

14859. It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof. – John Desmond Bernal

14860. As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt. – John Desmond Bernal

14861. As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers. – John Desmond Bernal

14862. Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so. – John Desmond Bernal

14863. A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now. – John Desmond Bernal

14864. We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways. – John Desmond Bernal

14865. It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future. – John Desmond Bernal

14866. Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly. – Ben Bernanke

14867. Every effort needs to be made to try and offset the costs of Katrina and Rita by reductions in other government programs, especially those that are wasteful, duplicative and ineffective. – Ben Bernanke

14868. I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences… essential to that institution’s ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives. – Ben Bernanke

14869. If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy’s greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment. – Ben Bernanke

14870. Achieving price stability is not only important in itself, it is also central to attaining the Federal Reserve’s other mandate objectives of maximum sustainable employment and moderate long-term interest rates. – Ben Bernanke

14871. It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. – Georges Bernanos

14872. What does the truth matter? Haven’t we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast! – Georges Bernanos

14873. Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward. – Georges Bernanos

14874. The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us. – Georges Bernanos

14875. The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more. – Georges Bernanos

14876. The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. – Georges Bernanos

14877. Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. – Georges Bernanos

14878. Who are you to condemn another’s sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it. – Georges Bernanos

14879. Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. – Georges Bernanos

14880. Faith is not a thing which one “loses,” we merely cease to shape our lives by it. – Georges Bernanos

14881. It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man. – Georges Bernanos

14882. Hope is a risk that must be run. – Georges Bernanos

14883. Hell, madam, is to love no longer. – Georges Bernanos

14884. Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses. – Georges Bernanos

14885. A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. – Georges Bernanos

14886. No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness. – Georges Bernanos

14887. A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all. – Georges Bernanos

14888. The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek. – Claude Bernard

14889. Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge. – Claude Bernard

14890. Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science. – Claude Bernard

14891. Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave. – Claude Bernard

14892. Science does not permit exceptions. – Claude Bernard

14893. The investigator should have a robust faith – and yet not believe. – Claude Bernard

14894. In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations. – Claude Bernard

14895. Art is I; science is we. – Claude Bernard

14896. Experimentation is an active science. – Claude Bernard

14897. The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds. – Claude Bernard

14898. It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. – Claude Bernard

14899. Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. – Claude Bernard

14900. A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes. – Claude Bernard

14901. There’s nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne. – Jeffrey Bernard

14902. I don’t remember ever being full of dislike and hatred for people, like some kids I’ve come across now. – Jeffrey Bernard

14903. The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose. – Jeffrey Bernard

14904. One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him. – Jeffrey Bernard

14905. A lot of girls annoy me who go to university – one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I’ve got to pay for that being an income tax payer. – Jeffrey Bernard

14906. Although I have to admit I have despised a couple of people simply because they have never had a job in their lives. – Jeffrey Bernard

14907. But you’ve got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn’t matter as much when you’re young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it. – Jeffrey Bernard

14908. I enjoy doing nothing. – Jeffrey Bernard

14909. I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974. – Jeffrey Bernard

14910. It’s not name dropping, but not many people can say, like me, that they spent the day with the likes of Francis Bacon or that boring drunk Dylan Thomas. You don’t forget things like that. – Jeffrey Bernard

14911. One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative – and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically. – Jeffrey Bernard

14912. Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring. – Jeffrey Bernard

14913. I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind. – Saint Bernard

14914. You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. – Saint Bernard

14915. To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give. – Tristan Bernard

14916. In the theatre the audience wants to be surprised – but by things that they expect. – Tristan Bernard

14917. The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. – Edward Bernays

14918. A great ad campaign will make a bad product fail faster. It will get more people to know it’s bad. – William Bernbach

14919. In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive. – William Bernbach

14920. There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past. – William Bernbach

14921. The most powerful element in advertising is the truth. – William Bernbach

14922. Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent. – William Bernbach

14923. Properly practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten. – William Bernbach

14924. Our job is to sell our clients’ merchandise… not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message. – William Bernbach

14925. Our job is to bring the dead facts to life. – William Bernbach

14926. Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make. – William Bernbach

14927. No matter how skillful you are, you can’t invent a product advantage that doesn’t exist. And if you do, and it’s just a gimmick, it’s going to fall apart anyway. – William Bernbach

14928. Today’s smartest advertising style is tomorrow’s corn. – William Bernbach

14929. It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator’s skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen. – William Bernbach

14930. An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. – William Bernbach

14931. In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. – William Bernbach

14932. In advertising not to be different is virtually suicidal. – William Bernbach

14933. If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic. – William Bernbach

14934. I warn you against believing that advertising is a science. – William Bernbach

14935. Forget words like ‘hard sell’ and ‘soft sell.’ That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you’re saying it like it’s never been said before. – William Bernbach

14936. Because an appeal makes logical sense is no guarantee that it will work. – William Bernbach

14937. Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art. – William Bernbach

14938. Just because your ad looks good is no insurance that it will get looked at. How many people do you know who are impeccably groomed… but dull? – William Bernbach

14939. Word of mouth is the best medium of all. – William Bernbach

14940. You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You’ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don’t feel it, nothing will happen. – William Bernbach

14941. We don’t ask research to do what it was never meant to do, and that is to get an idea. – William Bernbach

14942. Advertising doesn’t create a product advantage. It can only convey it. – William Bernbach

14943. A loser doesn’t know what he’ll do if he loses, but talks about what he’ll do if he wins, and a winner doesn’t talk about what he’ll do if he wins, but knows what he’ll do if he loses. – Eric Berne

14944. Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away. – Eric Berne

14945. The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. – Eric Berne

14946. The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony. – Ruth Bernhard

14947. I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help. – Ruth Bernhard

14948. I’m very much an optimist. I don’t think I could do my work if I didn’t believe there was some kind of hope for humanity. – Sandra Bernhard

14949. I’m very much a humanist. I’m very much pro-choice. I’m very much politically correct. – Sandra Bernhard

14950. I’m trying to appeal to the disenfranchised everybody, not just specifically gay. – Sandra Bernhard

14951. I’m studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality. – Sandra Bernhard

14952. I’ve become this sort of icon for the gay community. I don’t like the position. – Sandra Bernhard

14953. I really have a problem with any kind of drug, I always have. – Sandra Bernhard

14954. When you’re constantly looking for things from other people, you’re not looking within yourself. – Sandra Bernhard

14955. I really, really love Hilary Clinton. I think she’s very cool. She’s out there and she’s involved. – Sandra Bernhard

14956. Smut, if it’s really smut, there’s nothing backing it up. It’s the easy way out. – Sandra Bernhard

14957. That disturbs people when they know they didn’t have the guts or integrity to stick to their dreams. – Sandra Bernhard

14958. I like the energy of live performance. – Sandra Bernhard

14959. When you’re watching the news, how many days in a row can you watch that and feel good about yourself and the world? – Sandra Bernhard

14960. I think I’ve drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she’s gone. She had it all. – Sandra Bernhard

14961. When people pay to see you live, they connect with you on a much deeper level than people who just buy your records. – Sandra Bernhard

14962. Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren’t coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again. – Sandra Bernhard

14963. There are so few women in general who aren’t completely threatened and confused by other women’s success. It’s very disappointing. – Sandra Bernhard

14964. There are few performers who would have had the audacity to even bring up the fact that they had been poorly reviewed. – Sandra Bernhard

14965. I don’t believe in karma. – Sandra Bernhard

14966. Anything that has cynicism to it and that’s jaded is smutty. – Sandra Bernhard

14967. I don’t consider myself a comic but a performer. A comic tells bad jokes. – Sandra Bernhard

14968. At some point, the pride has to be a part of the whole day-to-day oeuvre. It’s part of who you are and doesn’t need to be discussed anymore. – Sandra Bernhard

14969. Everybody has their own way of tapping into their realness. – Sandra Bernhard

14970. The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs. – Sandra Bernhard

14971. Gayness is a non-issue. – Sandra Bernhard

14972. I can’t tell you 100 percent what makes a relationship work. But I can see something good coming and I can see something bad coming. – Sandra Bernhard

14973. I don’t like surgery. I don’t like elective surgery, I don’t like surgery that you have to have. – Sandra Bernhard

14974. I’m sure that Jesus was an incredible person. – Sandra Bernhard

14975. Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal. – Sarah Bernhardt

14976. I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me. – Sarah Bernhardt

14977. I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer. – Sarah Bernhardt

14978. I do love cricket – it’s so very English. – Sarah Bernhardt

14979. I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America. – Sarah Bernhardt

14980. He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor. – Sarah Bernhardt

14981. For the theatre one needs long arms… an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture. – Sarah Bernhardt

14982. Although all new ideas are born in France, they are not readily adopted there. It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country. – Sarah Bernhardt

14983. The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear. – Sarah Bernhardt

14984. Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts. – Sarah Bernhardt

14985. To be a good actor… it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished. – Sarah Bernhardt

14986. Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. – Sarah Bernhardt

14987. Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. – Sarah Bernhardt

14988. It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich. – Sarah Bernhardt

14989. Oscar Wilde: ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ Sarah Bernhardt: ‘I don’t care if you burn.’ – Sarah Bernhardt

14990. The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions. – Sarah Bernhardt

14991. The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd. – Sarah Bernhardt

14992. Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. – Sarah Bernhardt

14993. Legend remains victorious in spite of history. – Sarah Bernhardt

14994. What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty? – Sarah Bernhardt

14995. The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry. – Louis de Bernieres

14996. People taking photographs of their meals are not critics; they are from the United States. – Louis de Bernieres

14997. It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth. – Daniel Bernoulli

14998. There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician. – Daniel Bernoulli

14999. I’d like to direct some, act in some of them, and produce. – Corbin Bernsen

15000. We need a space program because we need explorers. Its in our souls. – Corbin Bernsen

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