180000 famous quotes part 151 – 150001 to 151000

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180000 famous quotes part 151 – 150001 to 151000

150001. I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering. – Norodom Sihamoni

150002. Cambodia wanted no part of SEATO. We would look after ourselves as neutrals and Buddhists. – Norodom Sihanouk

150003. John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization. – Norodom Sihanouk

150004. Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them. – Norodom Sihanouk

150005. The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. – Igor Sikorsky

150006. The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. – Angelus Silesius

150007. By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound. – Angelus Silesius

150008. We must do the best we can with what we have. – Edward Rowland Sill

150009. I love my country – my whole country! – Benjamin Silliman

150010. Everybody thinks they’ll never get married at your age. You think you can go on all your life being single, but you suddenly find out that you can’t. – Alan Sillitoe

150011. Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else. – Beverly Sills

150012. In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. – Beverly Sills

150013. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. – Beverly Sills

150014. A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down. – Beverly Sills

150015. A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. – Beverly Sills

150016. Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance. – Beverly Sills

150017. I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. – Beverly Sills

150018. My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can’t. – Beverly Sills

150019. There is a growing strength in women but it’s in the forehead, not the forearm. – Beverly Sills

150020. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

150021. Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light. – Beverly Sills

150022. Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. – Beverly Sills

150023. I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar. – Beverly Sills

150024. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

150025. You don’t always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don’t ask for… unless it’s contagious! – Beverly Sills

150026. Art is the signature of civilizations. – Beverly Sills

150027. The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists. – Ignazio Silone

150028. On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men. – Ignazio Silone

150029. Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority – literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. – Ignazio Silone

150030. Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place. – Ignazio Silone

150031. Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned. – Ignazio Silone

150032. We’ve advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America… What’s needed now is less rhetoric and more action. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150033. A war can perhaps be won single-handedly. But peace – lasting peace – cannot be secured without the support of all. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150034. Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people’s enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150035. Everyone is innocent unless proven otherwise. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150036. Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150037. Here in Davos, it is generally assumed that there is now only one god – the market. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150038. My greatest desire is that the hope that has overcome fear in my country will help vanquish it around the world. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150039. You’re going to be hearing a lot about one scrappy president. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150040. I don’t need arms, and neither does anyone else… At the very least, a ban would prevent fights from turning deadly. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

150041. I’ve made a lot of stupid action films. But when we made The Matrix, we saw that people wanted more than that. – Joel Silver

150042. Being in a band is far more than playing an instrument. It’s surviving. It’s getting an album together. – Josh Silver

150043. We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment. – Josh Silver

150044. We don’t pump out albums eight months apart from each other. – Josh Silver

150045. We do do such a variety, especially if you consider all five records. – Josh Silver

150046. I was for a minor amount of time but I was probably a better pianist at 15 than I am now. – Josh Silver

150047. I think the fact is that World Coming Down was just a really hard album for people to deal with. – Josh Silver

150048. Slow, Deep And Hard was a great album, even though it was probably our least selling record. – Josh Silver

150049. I definitely have favourites in terms of albums. – Josh Silver

150050. Peter has the biggest mouth, so it goes to be a mouth contest. – Josh Silver

150051. Yeah, I guess everyone’s had a reasonable amount of sex in their lives, some less than others. – Josh Silver

150052. One album has absolutely nothing to do with the other. – Josh Silver

150053. No, I’m sure that there’s a lot of L.A. bands out there. – Josh Silver

150054. My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic. – Josh Silver

150055. That’s what I do and I enjoy even the hateful moments of a relationship where two people or four people come together to make a bigger mess than originally intended. – Josh Silver

150056. In regards to the reaction to Life Is Killing Me, I would say that I’m never happy about anything. – Josh Silver

150057. The World Coming Down tour was around four years ago, and other than the wear and tear we’ve all sustained in the last four years, nothing much has changed. – Josh Silver

150058. I used to love Bach. – Josh Silver

150059. To compare the albums is like trying to compare apples and oranges. – Josh Silver

150060. I think that most artists are leaning towards fragile idiots. – Josh Silver

150061. I really believe that we’re a studio-based band, and I have always thought that. – Josh Silver

150062. I like working with other people but I’m not a songwriter, I’m a producer. – Josh Silver

150063. I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life. – Josh Silver

150064. I just want to focus on one thing at a time. – Josh Silver

150065. I do my job in Type O Negative. – Josh Silver

150066. Like all of us, we have pretty serious mood swings. – Josh Silver

150067. We think that we have great potential but never reach it. – Josh Silver

150068. We’ll look at a bunch of deals that are being offered to us, and we decide where to go and continue on I guess. It’s not too early to start considering our options with other labels. – Josh Silver

150069. We’re from New York, so we have a decent following. – Josh Silver

150070. We’re not the millionaires that people think when they see busses. – Josh Silver

150071. Well, I love Pink Floyd, so I wouldn’t be offended by it. I only intentionally robbed them three or four times. – Josh Silver

150072. Well, Peter has a writing style, but again, time changes subject matters and attitudes. – Josh Silver

150073. So right off, I’m going to have to say that a lot of people have been comparing Life Is Killing Me to World Coming Down, and I think a lot of those people equate art and sales figures, and I don’t do that. – Josh Silver

150074. We still have a very good core following, and the shows have been almost one hundred percent sold out. – Josh Silver

150075. You know, musicians aren’t very stable, in case you hadn’t noticed. – Josh Silver

150076. I kind of dwindled into acting. – Ron Silver

150077. Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person. – Ron Silver

150078. If I don’t see my kids for six days, I start to get withdrawal pains. – Ron Silver

150079. I’ve seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I’ve seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit. – Ron Silver

150080. I’m a 9/11 Republican. – Ron Silver

150081. I was immature the way I handled the business. I saw myself as a tribune of the people. – Ron Silver

150082. I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you’re not, nothing will change. – Ron Silver

150083. I think it’s good to meet smart people and talk. – Ron Silver

150084. I still think I’m going to do something else when I grow up. – Ron Silver

150085. I started getting jobs, and I thought it was going to be real easy. – Ron Silver

150086. If you don’t think you want to go on a train and read the paper every day and work from nine to six at night, there was something about the uncertainty when I was younger which was very attractive. – Ron Silver

150087. I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me. – Ron Silver

150088. In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia; they are considered part of the elite. – Ron Silver

150089. I just don’t get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to. – Ron Silver

150090. I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage. – Ron Silver

150091. I don’t even like to use the word relationship. I don’t know what it means. – Ron Silver

150092. I do believe all actors are smart. – Ron Silver

150093. I can’t talk about foreign policy like anyone who’s spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it’s very important that I participate in that. – Ron Silver

150094. For about the first ten years of my career, I wasn’t terribly motivated. – Ron Silver

150095. But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have? – Ron Silver

150096. But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It’s about character, it’s about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don’t see. – Ron Silver

150097. Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers. – Ron Silver

150098. Acting is not about knowing all this stuff; it’s about character. – Ron Silver

150099. I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field. It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did, because I saw how difficult it actually was to do. – Ron Silver

150100. Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity. – Ron Silver

150101. It made me think about a whole area of human activity that was not really a concern to me before that, because I was involved in reading Chinese history, or languages, or whatever. – Ron Silver

150102. It’s not like I’m the most famous person in the world. – Ron Silver

150103. Nobody has a franchise on what is good. – Ron Silver

150104. Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights. – Ron Silver

150105. The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before. – Ron Silver

150106. Then I realized that to be really good at this requires a lot of energy and concentration and skill. – Ron Silver

150107. Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East – through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks. – Ron Silver

150108. Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage, because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it. – Ron Silver

150109. You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people’s behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what’s really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do. – Ron Silver

150110. It shows the truth – that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it. – Sarah Silverman

150111. I looked up and saw the shape of a heart made by the silhouette of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon kissing. – Sarah Silverman

150112. I’m Jewish, but I’m totally not. – Sarah Silverman

150113. Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it. – Sarah Silverman

150114. That’s not to say that I don’t find anything offensive. – Sarah Silverman

150115. The first time I did stand-up was the summer I was 17. – Sarah Silverman

150116. They’ve got great parents; I’m just trying to be the fun uncle. – Sarah Silverman

150117. Well, I’m not afraid to say something if I think it’s funny, even if it’s harsh or racist. – Sarah Silverman

150118. You know, I think whatever a comic talks about onstage is all they talk about offstage. – Sarah Silverman

150119. I really think everything is fair game. – Sarah Silverman

150120. And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I’d quit school he’d pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school. – Sarah Silverman

150121. I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core. – Sarah Silverman

150122. I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games. – Sarah Silverman

150123. I don’t set out to offend or shock, but I also don’t do anything to avoid it. – Sarah Silverman

150124. But I think you can make fun of anything as long as it’s funny enough. – Sarah Silverman

150125. By the time I would have graduated, at 22, I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live. – Sarah Silverman

150126. Like with Berle, he was always trying to steal the scene, get a little extra. – Phil Silvers

150127. Stanley Kramer? Spencer Tracy? No one turns down being in a movie with them. – Phil Silvers

150128. They always lost but he didn’t blame me because to a gambler, a bad tip is better than no tip at all. – Phil Silvers

150129. If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That’s enough. – Shel Silverstein

150130. To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something. – Shel Silverstein

150131. I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. – Shel Silverstein

150132. You’d better get your laugh while you’re making your point, or you won’t be doing it very long. – Shel Silverstein

150133. He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don’t think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else. – Shel Silverstein

150134. Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth. – Shel Silverstein

150135. Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary. – Shel Silverstein

150136. Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it. – Shel Silverstein

150137. Imagine – four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt. – Shel Silverstein

150138. If you’re behind the times, they won’t notice you. If you’re right in tune with them, you’re no better than they are, so they won’t care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them. – Shel Silverstein

150139. If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough! – Shel Silverstein

150140. I myself do not believe in explaining anything. – Shel Silverstein

150141. I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it. – Shel Silverstein

150142. I believe that if you don’t want to do anything, then sit there and don’t do it, but don’t expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you and unzip your fly for you. – Shel Silverstein

150143. I don’t just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won’t do nudity ever. – Alicia Silverstone

150144. I don’t want to be known as the Aerosmith chick, but it’s fun to put on the boots and makeup and act like a tough girl. – Alicia Silverstone

150145. I think I can deceive people. I’m like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don’t have any bad intentions. But I’m a bad girl too. – Alicia Silverstone

150146. I truly loved doing the videos, but it has been hard hearing all the time that you’re just the Aerosmith chick. – Alicia Silverstone

150147. I’d die if I was Madonna. I’d die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don’t know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me. – Alicia Silverstone

150148. I’m reachable for people, I’m not out of their league. I’m just a normal girl. – Alicia Silverstone

150149. I’m very uncomfortable with my body, and I’m not interested in people seeing it on screen. – Alicia Silverstone

150150. My boyfriend calls me ‘princess’, but I think of myself more along the lines of ‘monkey’ and ‘retard’. – Alicia Silverstone

150151. I don’t feel like a dream girl, but I think it’s really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I’m this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog. – Alicia Silverstone

150152. My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex. – Alicia Silverstone

150153. People think, ‘Wow, you’re an actress, so people must be really nice to you and kiss your ass.’ NOBODY kisses my ass. – Alicia Silverstone

150154. These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas – and new connections between ideas – lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness. – Dave Sim

150155. Everyone is normal until you get to know them. – Dave Sim

150156. For the first time in your conscious memory; for the first time in fact, since your were a baby; a single tear, full and warm, rolled down your right cheek and you fell into a very deep and entirely dreamless slumber. – Dave Sim

150157. I know what you’re going to say! ‘They are men, and men should be free.’ A free man is dangerous to himself and everyone else. Freedom should be left to those who can put it to good use. – Dave Sim

150158. Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be ‘unseen’. There’s no ‘going back’ to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist… why would you want to? – Dave Sim

150159. If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry – yours and mine – back to the first blob of life-like material that came into being on the planet. – Clifford D. Simak

150160. It would seem to me that by the time a race has achieved deep space capability it would have matured to a point where it would have no thought of dominating another intelligent species. – Clifford D. Simak

150161. Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning. – Clifford D. Simak

150162. When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe. – Clifford D. Simak

150163. What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian? – Clifford D. Simak

150164. We said, there’s another second gone, there’s another minute and another hour and another day, when, as a matter of fact the second or the minute or the hour was never gone. It was the same one all the time. It had just moved along and we had moved with it. – Clifford D. Simak

150165. Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don’t know if it even exists. – Clifford D. Simak

150166. It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower, more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another to the very edge of space. – Clifford D. Simak

150167. These are the stories the Dogs tell, when the fires burn high and the wind is from the north. – Clifford D. Simak

150168. My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over. – Clifford D. Simak

150169. Less than an hour before he’d congratulated himself on escaping all the traps of Earth, all the snares of Man. Not knowing that the greatest trap of all, the final and the fatal trap, lay on this present planet. – Clifford D. Simak

150170. It was a place without a single feature of the space-time matrix that he knew. It was a place where nothing yet had happened – an utter emptiness. There was neither light nor dark: there was nothing here but emptiness. – Clifford D. Simak

150171. It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose. – Clifford D. Simak

150172. If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology. – Clifford D. Simak

150173. Could that have been what happened to the human race – a willing perversity that set at naught all human values which had been so hardly won and structured in the light of reason for a span of more than a million years? – Clifford D. Simak

150174. And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that stretched into the future and the past – except there was no future and no past, but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way, each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe. – Clifford D. Simak

150175. Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence, would then the faith be dead? – Clifford D. Simak

150176. Of course, I also gave him the ineffable pleasures of pipe smoking. And no children, because when this character was created I did not yet have the four children I later had. I must add I also gave him a certain taste for food. – Georges Simenon

150177. I adore life but I don’t fear death. I just prefer to die as late as possible. – Georges Simenon

150178. I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words. – Georges Simenon

150179. Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. – Georges Simenon

150180. Trotsky rises to give me his hand, then sits at his desk, gently allowing his regard to light on my person. – Georges Simenon

150181. The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world. – Georges Simenon

150182. The fact that we are I don’t know how many millions of people, yet communication, complete communication, is completely impossible between two of those people, is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world. – Georges Simenon

150183. One of them, for example, which will probably haunt me more than any other is the problem of communication. – Georges Simenon

150184. I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men. – Georges Simenon

150185. It was night and I could see a large and calm lake, reflecting the moon. Black mountains rose around it. I arrived from between two of these mountains, I looked at the lake and the moon, and that was it, nothing else happened. – Georges Simenon

150186. With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God. – Charles Simeon

150187. Our holiness is an effect, not a cause; so long as our eyes are on our own personal whiteness as an end in itself, the thing breaks down. – Charles Simeon

150188. You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven. – Charles Simeon

150189. The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears. – Charles Simeon

150190. Feast of the Holy Cross Does not every man feel, that there is corruption enough within him to drive him to the commission of the greatest enormities, and eternally to destroy his soul? – Charles Simeon

150191. I have never thought that the circumstance of God’s having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself. – Charles Simeon

150192. No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints. – Charles Simeon

150193. Our calling is not primarily to be holy women, but to work for God and for others with Him. – Charles Simeon

150194. Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. – Charles Simic

150195. Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket. – Charles Simic

150196. Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. – Charles Simic

150197. The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations. – Georg Simmel

150198. The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life. – Georg Simmel

150199. The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members. – Georg Simmel

150200. The earliest phase of social formations found in historical as well as in contemporary social structures is this: a relatively small circle firmly closed against neighboring, strange, or in some way antagonistic circles. – Georg Simmel

150201. The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life. – Georg Simmel

150202. Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession. – Georg Simmel

150203. Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being. – Georg Simmel

150204. The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy. – Georg Simmel

150205. On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself. – Georg Simmel

150206. Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious. – Georg Simmel

150207. Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual. – Georg Simmel

150208. Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release. – Georg Simmel

150209. The metropolis reveals itself as one of those great historical formations in which opposing streams which enclose life unfold, as well as join one another with equal right. – Georg Simmel

150210. The psychological basis of the metropolitan type of individuality consists in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli. – Georg Simmel

150211. Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable without the most punctual integration of all activities and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule. – Georg Simmel

150212. For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction. – Georg Simmel

150213. For this reason, strangers are not really conceived as individuals, but as strangers of a particular type: the element of distance is no less general in regard to them than the element of nearness. – Georg Simmel

150214. For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual. – Georg Simmel

150215. Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it. – Georg Simmel

150216. Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship. – Georg Simmel

150217. Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life. – Georg Simmel

150218. Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor. – Georg Simmel

150219. In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions which the individual can never trace back to their origins, and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief. – Georg Simmel

150220. In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events. – Georg Simmel

150221. For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men. – Georg Simmel

150222. Man’s nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered. – Georg Simmel

150223. The questions are scientific, but the UN answers are political. The global warming debate is hardly about science. – Allen Simmons

150224. Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. – Charles Simmons

150225. A person’s character is but half formed till after wedlock. – Charles Simmons

150226. Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue. – Charles Simmons

150227. Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil. – Charles Simmons

150228. For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame. – Charles Simmons

150229. Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage. – Charles Simmons

150230. Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire. – Charles Simmons

150231. The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands. – Charles Simmons

150232. Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. – Charles Simmons

150233. No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right. – Charles Simmons

150234. Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. – Charles Simmons

150235. Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool. – Charles Simmons

150236. True greatness consists in being great in little things. – Charles Simmons

150237. It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided ‘no’. – Charles Simmons

150238. It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri. – Dan Simmons

150239. No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published. – Dan Simmons

150240. The truth is, it’s not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them. – Dan Simmons

150241. There’s a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don’t believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed. – Dan Simmons

150242. Writing, I’m convinced, should be a subversive activity – frowned on by the authorities – and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher. – Dan Simmons

150243. As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it’s not meant to be a prediction. – Dan Simmons

150244. It’s odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn’t it? – Dan Simmons

150245. I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher. – Dan Simmons

150246. I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed. – Dan Simmons

150247. But it’s not just a game of finding literary references. – Dan Simmons

150248. But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms. – Dan Simmons

150249. As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted. – Dan Simmons

150250. Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down – there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF. – Dan Simmons

150251. It’s one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another. – Dan Simmons

150252. James Bond has a license to kill, rockstars have a license to be outrageous. Rock is about grabbing people’s attention. – Gene Simmons

150253. When you really think about it, I’m not delusional enough to think that what I do is important to life as we know it on this planet. No. But neither is what you do. – Gene Simmons

150254. When you look at Clark Kent when he’s working at the Daily Planet, he’s a reporter. He doesn’t fly through the air in his glasses and his suit. – Gene Simmons

150255. The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something. – Gene Simmons

150256. Rock is about finding who you are. You don’t necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band. – Gene Simmons

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150257. No. Better research needed. Fire your research person. No fishnet stockings. Never. Not in this band. – Gene Simmons

150258. My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose. – Gene Simmons

150259. Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself. – Gene Simmons

150260. You know why I’m pulling your leg? Because I can’t touch it from where I am. – Gene Simmons

150261. I’m in a weird band. We’ve done very well. The American Dream is alive and well. – Gene Simmons

150262. I’m forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn’t want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff. – Gene Simmons

150263. I’d like to think that the boring lady who’s talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who’s doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and – I bet you’re a lot of fun at a party. – Gene Simmons

150264. I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff. – Gene Simmons

150265. I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn’t look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals. – Gene Simmons

150266. I refuse to stand up in front of a rabbi and my friends and the woman I love – who I will tell you I can love with all my heart – and promise she will be the only one I will ever have until the day I die. That’s a lie. – Gene Simmons

150267. My mother is probably the wisest person I’ve ever known. She’s not schooled, she’s not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons. – Gene Simmons

150268. One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you’ve changed your life by saying, ‘Farewell to Fat’. – Richard Simmons

150269. I’ve been going to shopping malls since I was on General Hospital. – Richard Simmons

150270. The Silent Service is all together too silent. It’s important to begin to highlight the critical importance of the Silent Service to our national security. – Rob Simmons

150271. There’s been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it’s time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings. – Rob Simmons

150272. The best governor in the world is the person who never really planned to be governor. – Rob Simmons

150273. The 1993 Social Security tax penalizes seniors who have planned for their retirement through savings, investment and hard work. That’s wrong, and that’s why the double tax on Social Security must end. – Rob Simmons

150274. My opponents attitude is, ‘If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops, subsidize it. – Rob Simmons

150275. We’ve got to help small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy. We’ve got to increase opportunities for everyone and we can do that by helping women and minority-owned businesses. – Rob Simmons

150276. Indictments of any kind are serious. That being said, let’s not forget that an indictment is not a conviction. We still have due process in this country. – Rob Simmons

150277. We’re quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers. – Rob Simmons

150278. Last year my wife got a Rolls-Royce. – Russell Simmons

150279. Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question. – Russell Simmons

150280. Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. – Russell Simmons

150281. Well, it’s the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right? – Russell Simmons

150282. The thing about hip-hop is that it’s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized. – Russell Simmons

150283. Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged. – Russell Simmons

150284. My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them. – Russell Simmons

150285. If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It’s a step process. – Russell Simmons

150286. Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation. – Russell Simmons

150287. I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have. – Russell Simmons

150288. I’m not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other. – Russell Simmons

150289. I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens. – Russell Simmons

150290. I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out. – Russell Simmons

150291. I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all ‘see’ a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere. – Russell Simmons

150292. Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people. – Russell Simmons

150293. I’m prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students. – Ruth J. Simmons

150294. It really pains me greatly to hear from graduate students that graduate education is a lower priority here. – Ruth J. Simmons

150295. The committee’s work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past. – Ruth J. Simmons

150296. The cup that went down under has now come up again. – Sue Simmons

150297. I criticize a lot of players and coaches. But I back it up with facts. A lot of times guys get mad at me because someone told them what I said. I say, ‘You’re wrong: Go check the tape.’ – Phil Simms

150298. Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan. – Phil Simms

150299. Sometimes, it’s good to have a tremendous star, because everyone understands he has to get the ball. – Phil Simms

150300. Of course it looks bad when you’re not executing. When things go bad, it’s not going to look good. – Phil Simms

150301. I haven’t thought about it. I’m not capable of deep thinking. – Phil Simms

150302. I’m not a guy that believes you’ve got to have a lot of experience to have success in the playoffs. – Phil Simms

150303. Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. – William Gilmore Simms

150304. The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. – William Gilmore Simms

150305. The only true source of politeness is consideration. – William Gilmore Simms

150306. The dread of criticism is the death of genius. – William Gilmore Simms

150307. Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes. – William Gilmore Simms

150308. Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy. – William Gilmore Simms

150309. Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine. – William Gilmore Simms

150310. No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them. – William Gilmore Simms

150311. Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. – William Gilmore Simms

150312. Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent. – William Gilmore Simms

150313. He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius. – William Gilmore Simms

150314. I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor. – William Gilmore Simms

150315. I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren’t as easy to sing. – Carly Simon

150316. A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. – Carly Simon

150317. As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me. – Carly Simon

150318. Being in this business for as long as I’ve been in it, it’s sort of like living in a town or a city before the war and then after the war and then during the reconstruction and then during the time that it sprawls out to the malls. – Carly Simon

150319. I always think it’s interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth. – Carly Simon

150320. Do you know how many concerts I’ve done in my whole life, in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four. – Carly Simon

150321. I’ve gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I’ve gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years. – Carly Simon

150322. You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something’s been painted underneath it? That’s what I feel like – that part of the old is coming through the new. – Carly Simon

150323. You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand I just don’t want to be a poster child; but on the other, I want to do something classy and great – something where the residuals will go to the cause. – Carly Simon

150324. You usually can’t tell what’s inspiring until you look back on it. – Carly Simon

150325. You’re lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn’t. I was overweight, and I had acne. – Carly Simon

150326. I remember being onstage once when I didn’t have fear: I got so scared I didn’t have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack. – Carly Simon

150327. I think that I’ve got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves. – Carly Simon

150328. I think that most people really know if it’s a really great album. – Carly Simon

150329. I took it to heart that in order to be a good person, you never said anything mean about anybody. – Carly Simon

150330. I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it. – Carly Simon

150331. I’m still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs. – Carly Simon

150332. My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything. – Carly Simon

150333. It didn’t matter as much because I’m a singer, not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a way now than when I first came on the scene, because I’m part black. – Carly Simon

150334. I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo. – Carly Simon

150335. My look was even more solidified when I started singing in Greenwich Village with my sister Lucy. We wore matching dresses as the Simon Sisters. – Carly Simon

150336. But when we listened to the radio, it was Bill Haley and the Comets or the Everly Brothers. – Carly Simon

150337. No, because I was always nervous about being onstage. – Carly Simon

150338. No, because I’ve never really changed my style that much. – Carly Simon

150339. One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn’t cause me any serious pain by staying inside. – Carly Simon

150340. So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had. – Carly Simon

150341. I try to get to those peculiar and particular things that you never think of to say. – Carly Simon

150342. Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins. – Carly Simon

150343. I had this terrible stammer, so I couldn’t really speak properly until I was 16 or 17. – Carly Simon

150344. My scar is beautiful. It looks like an arrow. – Carly Simon

150345. Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or ’67, and everyone thought I was too eclectic. – Carly Simon

150346. Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music. – Carly Simon

150347. Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs. – Carly Simon

150348. There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy – I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her. – Carly Simon

150349. We are in this period now where we all are trying to be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure. – Carly Simon

150350. We need role models who are going to break the mold. – Carly Simon

150351. We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big. – Carly Simon

150352. Well, I make every song I sing personal. I’ve never chosen a song that wasn’t. – Carly Simon

150353. The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the ’60s and ’70s. – Carly Simon

150354. For me, the big chore is always the same: how to begin a sentence, how to continue it, how to complete it. – Claude Simon

150355. I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn’t reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue. – David Simon

150356. One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage. – David Simon

150357. What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you’re in it. – David Simon

150358. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. – Herbert Simon

150359. There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we’re bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we’re good people we use it for good purposes. – Herbert Simon

150360. Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent – not with how things are but with how they might be – in short, with design. – Herbert Simon

150361. No one has characterized market mechanisms better than Friedrich von Hayek. – Herbert Simon

150362. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon

150363. One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it. – Herbert Simon

150364. The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating, even awe-inspiring – but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it. – Herbert Simon

150365. The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that had made the “hard” sciences so brilliantly successful. – Herbert Simon

150366. Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational. – Herbert Simon

150367. The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be – how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. – Herbert Simon

150368. The proper study of mankind is the science of design. – Herbert Simon

150369. Most of us really aren’t horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put ’em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature. – Herbert Simon

150370. Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment. – Herbert Simon

150371. Maybe we ought to have a world in which things are divided between people kind of fairly. – Herbert Simon

150372. Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. – Herbert Simon

150373. Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren’t really very important. – Herbert Simon

150374. Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves. – Herbert Simon

150375. In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy. – Herbert Simon

150376. I don’t care how big and fast computers are, they’re not as big and fast as the world. – Herbert Simon

150377. Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves. – Herbert Simon

150378. Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn’t have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds. – Herbert Simon

150379. All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact. – Herbert Simon

150380. Which editor? I can’t think of one editor I worked with as an editor. The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer. – Joe Simon

150381. When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz. – Joe Simon

150382. To look back and know that I have had a pivotal role in the development of comics is something I’m very proud of, although it’s not something I think about unless someone brings it up. – Joe Simon

150383. Comic art is just different. It’s art on its own terms. – Joe Simon

150384. In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today’s exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids’ loyalty to the comic book medium all over again. – Joe Simon

150385. People are looking around. They are looking to do something with their time and money. The question is, what? – John Simon

150386. Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases. – John Simon

150387. Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant. – John Simon

150388. Like springs, adaptations can only go downhill. – John Simon

150389. We like to be the largest outside investor, and the first outside investor. – John Simon

150390. Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide. Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female. – John Simon

150391. The increase in the world’s population represents our victory against death. – Julian Lincoln Simon

150392. The world’s problem is not too many people, but lack of political and economic freedom. – Julian Lincoln Simon

150393. If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet. – Neil Simon

150394. You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy. – Neil Simon

150395. Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you’ll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples. – Neil Simon

150396. Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week. The rest doesn’t count. – Neil Simon

150397. Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending. – Neil Simon

150398. New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it. – Neil Simon

150399. Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money. – Neil Simon

150400. If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor. – Neil Simon

150401. I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they’ve come up with so far. – Neil Simon

150402. Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life. – Neil Simon

150403. Nathan Lane always wanted to play Oscar. When he came in the first day, he already knew his lines. He said he’d known them since he was 18. – Neil Simon

150404. Well, darling, you can have your tearoom now. – Norton Simon

150405. To me, such functions are like supermarket openings. – Norton Simon

150406. I liked money more than going to school. – Norton Simon

150407. If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself, then I want it. Then I have to have it. – Norton Simon

150408. All right, I will read what’s in my pocket. – Norton Simon

150409. These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum. – Norton Simon

150410. People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music. – Paul Simon

150411. One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it. – Paul Simon

150412. Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it’s pleasure, but you don’t get wiped out. – Paul Simon

150413. My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It’s the only thing I find interesting. – Paul Simon

150414. My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I’m not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it. – Paul Simon

150415. Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone. – Paul Simon

150416. Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. – Paul Simon

150417. I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it. – Paul Simon

150418. Listen to the sound of silence. – Paul Simon

150419. I don’t believe what the papers are saying They’re just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that. – Paul Simon

150420. I always get very calm with baseball. – Paul Simon

150421. How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony. – Paul Simon

150422. Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do. – Paul Simon

150423. My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears. – Paul Simon

150424. I suppose an artist takes the elements of his life and rearranges them and then has them perceived by others as though they were the elements of their lives. – Paul Simon

150425. I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep a real keen eye out that I don’t get sentimental. I think we’re all afraid to reveal our hearts. It’s not at all in fashion. – Paul Simon

150426. I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. – Paul Simon

150427. I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work. – Paul Simon

150428. I’m more interested in what I discover than what I invent. – Paul Simon

150429. I’m not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can’t imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn’t. – Paul Simon

150430. If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything. – Paul Simon

150431. I don’t feel any pressure from fans. But I’m always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That’s not to say that I’m not happy. – Paul Simon

150432. I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don’t think I’ve written any great songs. – Paul Simon

150433. I don’t like fashion. It’s very heartless. – Paul Simon

150434. I rate each album as better than the last one. That’s how I see it. – Paul Simon

150435. I question what emotion Manilow touches. People are entertained by him. But are they emotionally moved? I don’t believe anything that Barry Manilow sings. – Paul Simon

150436. I lived in an attached house. My father used to drive into the wrong driveway all the time. He’d say, Damn it, how do you tell one of these houses from another? – Paul Simon

150437. I don’t very often think I’ve done a good job. I don’t like the majority of what I do. I shouldn’t say I don’t like it, but I’m not satisfied with almost everything that I do. – Paul Simon

150438. I don’t think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act. – Paul Simon

150439. It’s pointless to be critical of your stuff once it’s done. I don’t spend a lot of time agonising over it. It’s of no importance once it’s finished. – Paul Simon

150440. Improvisation is too good to leave to chance. – Paul Simon

150441. We were always able to sing and blend well together; that’s our gift. But aside from that, we’re really two different guys. – Paul Simon

150442. You want to be a writer, don’t know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. – Paul Simon

150443. Without Arthur’s voice, I never would have enjoyed that success. – Paul Simon

150444. Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard? – Paul Simon

150445. Who am I to blow against the wind? – Paul Simon

150446. When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn’t there. – Paul Simon

150447. When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal. – Paul Simon

150448. Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio. – Paul Simon

150449. We’ve survived by believing our life is going to get better. – Paul Simon

150450. Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough. – Paul Simon

150451. We just did what we’d done when we were an act in the ’60s. But I found it impossible to hold a dialogue with 500,000 people. In a certain sense, it was numbing. – Paul Simon

150452. We had many more points of agreement than we had points of difference, but we did differ, and the bigger we got, the more insistent we got that each one of us should have his way. – Paul Simon

150453. We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry. – Paul Simon

150454. There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. – Paul Simon

150455. There must be 50 ways to leave your lover. – Paul Simon

150456. The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence. – Paul Simon

150457. The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon

150458. The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it. – Paul Simon

150459. Someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo. – Paul Simon

150460. I don’t consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I’m growing. – Paul Simon

150461. It’s a big error to think that because you like somebody’s work, you’re going to like him. – Paul Simon

150462. A man sees what he wants to see, And disregards the rest. – Paul Simon

150463. All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. – Paul Simon

150464. Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work. – Paul Simon

150465. Artie travels all the time. The rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He didn’t want to do the show with my band; he just wanted me on acoustic guitar. – Paul Simon

150466. When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. – Paul Simon

150467. Artie is a singer, and I’m a writer and player and a singer. We didn’t work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that. – Paul Simon

150468. Being an artist doesn’t mean that you’re a good artist. That was the bargain I first made with myself: I’d say, I’m an artist, but I’m not really very good. – Paul Simon

150469. As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won’t be put to death. – Paul Simon

150470. Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves – our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love. – William E. Simon

150471. Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth. – William E. Simon

150472. I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it. – William E. Simon

150473. Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote. – William E. Simon

150474. The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. – William E. Simon

150475. The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose. – William E. Simon

150476. Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can’t compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater. – William E. Simon

150477. Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I’m lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home. – Nina Simone

150478. I’m a real rebel with a cause. – Nina Simone

150479. I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat – a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second. – Nina Simone

150480. I try to swim every damn day I can, and I’ve learned to scuba dive and snorkel. – Nina Simone

150481. I think the rich will eventually have to cave in too, because the economic situation around the world is not gonna tolerate the United States being on top forever. – Nina Simone

150482. I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don’t think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die. – Nina Simone

150483. I think if I were over there in America, protest music would be more important. But I’m not going. – Nina Simone

150484. I don’t like rap music at all. I don’t think it’s music. It’s just a beat and rapping. – Nina Simone

150485. From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman. – Nina Simone

150486. Desegregation is a joke. – Nina Simone

150487. Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music. – Nina Simone

150488. I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. – Nina Simone

150489. When I was studying… there weren’t any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist. – Nina Simone

150490. Once I understood Bach’s music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world. – Nina Simone

150491. Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking. – Nina Simone

150492. The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough. – Nina Simone

150493. There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were. – Nina Simone

150494. To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that’s not what I play. I play black classical music. – Nina Simone

150495. This may be a dream, but I’ll say it anyway: I was supposed to be married last year, and I bought a gown. When I meet Nelson Mandela, I shall put on this gown and have the train of it removed and put aside, and kiss the ground that he walks on and then kiss his feet. – Nina Simone

150496. People who are funny and smart and return phone calls get much better press than people who are just funny and smart. – Howard Simons

150497. Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty. – Charles Simonyi

150498. The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all. – Alan K. Simpson

150499. An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style. – Alan K. Simpson

150500. Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word. – Alan K. Simpson

150501. He has to do the heavy lifting and the windows and the wash, and also protect the president. – Alan K. Simpson

150502. If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. – Alan K. Simpson

150503. There is no “slippery slope” toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders. – Alan K. Simpson

150504. You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country. – Alan K. Simpson

150505. He’s a million rubber bands in his resilience. – Alan K. Simpson

150506. There’s moments where I want to break down and cry, but not give up. – Ashlee Simpson

150507. I have the greatest husband. The baby is my main focus right now. We’re both so excited. I mean, this is definitely the happiest moment in my life. – Ashlee Simpson

150508. When you see someone you love with somebody else, your heart kind of falls to the ground. – Ashlee Simpson

150509. Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real. – Ashlee Simpson

150510. I’ve never looked at myself and thought, ‘Oh yeah, I’m sexy’. I’ve felt sexy and confident, but I don’t look at myself that way. – Ashlee Simpson

150511. I’ve always been a rocker. Like ever since I was really young. I had a crush on the Green Day guys. That’s always been what I was like and been my interest. – Ashlee Simpson

150512. I’m an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I’ll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn’t, like, step on my toes or anything. – Ashlee Simpson

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150513. I took some me time. I think that’s a really important thing to do for yourself, especially in this business. And now I feel like I’m in a really good, positive place in my life. – Ashlee Simpson

150514. I think that’s the thing. I don’t want to date a celebrity. I want to date a normal person. So I’m looking for a normal person. – Ashlee Simpson

150515. I like to do chill things on dates. I think it would be fun to go to the zoo. I know it’s really weird and random, but I love animals. It’d be like a day of doing silly things, while enjoying nature. – Ashlee Simpson

150516. Once when I was 16 I had my car taken away from me for being past curfew. Oh, and I said a bad word once, and I actually did get my mouth washed out with soap. – Ashlee Simpson

150517. I have those songs as well. It depends on what I’m going through in my life but I’m a huge fan of Bjork. Sometimes I get so emotional because she’s so amazing. – Ashlee Simpson

150518. Standards are a little crazy these days. I think that, when you go to sleep, as long as you’re happy with the way you are and the way you look, that’s the most important thing. I think it’s an internal thing. As long as you feel good with who you are and comfortable with what you’re wearing, but not if that’s the most important thing. – Ashlee Simpson

150519. I have amazing people around me. I couldn’t be in a better place. I’m grateful for my life and where I’m at. I never thought I could be in the position that I’m in. – Ashlee Simpson

150520. I feel very confident with the way I look. But I felt just as confident the way I looked before. I’ve always been confident with who I am. – Ashlee Simpson

150521. I don’t really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour. – Ashlee Simpson

150522. I don’t get bothered by people saying what they say. I’m a happy person and I’m happy with my looks. I’m not an insecure person. I believe if somebody chooses plastic surgery it should be for themselves, not for anyone else. – Ashlee Simpson

150523. Growing up I felt like my nose was big. I was always like, ‘I’m going to get a nose job one day’. I’m glad I didn’t. – Ashlee Simpson

150524. Every song is something that I’ve been through or an emotion I’ve felt – like falling in love or heartbreak. – Ashlee Simpson

150525. Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes. – Ashlee Simpson

150526. Being a mom’s so empowering and incredible. I’m one of those people who believes that life brings things to you at a certain time for a certain reason, and if you just go with it, that’s where the best moments come from. – Ashlee Simpson

150527. I knew that people were going to talk about it, I knew it was embarrassing, and I knew it was a big deal. But did I think that it was going to be this thing that followed me for, you know, the next years to come? I guarantee you, 25 years from now, I’ll be known as the girl that lip synced on ‘SNL.’ But, you know, it was a weird thing. Not fun. – Ashlee Simpson

150528. What I do now defines who I am as a woman and how people see me; they don’t see me as a little girl. – Ashlee Simpson

150529. No matter what people say, your fans are the ones that come to watch the movie or come to your shows and that’s the most important thing. – Ashlee Simpson

150530. I was fine with everything except Maths. I was terrible at Maths. – Charlie Simpson

150531. The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I’d never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. – Charlie Simpson

150532. There were a few 6th form girls that I got with when I was I the 6th form, they were really nice, so that was cool. – Charlie Simpson

150533. Every paleontologist knows that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of family appear in the record suddenly and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences. – George G. Simpson

150534. The fact – not theory – that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed. – George G. Simpson

150535. Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified very well and in a large variety of organisms. – George G. Simpson

150536. Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself. – George G. Simpson

150537. Of course the orders all converge backward in time, to different degrees. – George G. Simpson

150538. Now we do have many examples of transitional sequences. – George G. Simpson

150539. Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man. – George G. Simpson

150540. He is a state of matter, a form of life, a sort of animal, and a species of the Order Primates, akin nearly or remotely to all of life and indeed to all that is material. – George G. Simpson

150541. Darwin (1859) recognized the fact that paleontology then seemed to provide evidence against rather for evolution in general or the gradual origin of taxonomic categories in particular. – George G. Simpson

150542. Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an extremely small fraction, only, of the earth’s extinct species, and even for groups that are most readily preserved and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction. – George G. Simpson

150543. Almost all paleontologists recognize that the discovery of a complete transition is in any case unlikely. – George G. Simpson

150544. Man is the result of a purposeless and materialistic process that did not have him in mind. He was not planned. – George G. Simpson

150545. I don’t know where to put whales. I’m sticking them here, but I don’t have any reason for it. – George Gaylord Simpson

150546. I have a debt, a loyalty to the museum; the best place for me to do what I wanted to do. – George Gaylord Simpson

150547. All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects. – James Young Simpson

150548. At school my boobs were bigger than all my friends’ and I was afraid to show them. Now, I feel they make my outfits look better. They’re like an accessory. – Jessica Simpson

150549. Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping? – Jessica Simpson

150550. I have to go… drop some kids in the pool. – Jessica Simpson

150551. Twenty-three is old. It’s almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s. – Jessica Simpson

150552. Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’ – Jessica Simpson

150553. I’m such a blonde. It just doesn’t make sense for me to have dark hair. – Jessica Simpson

150554. I would love for the time to come where somebody can talk about me and not have to talk about Britney and Christina in the same sentence. – Jessica Simpson

150555. I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask! – Jessica Simpson

150556. I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I’m certainly not denying that I’m young, but I’m not fluff. – Jessica Simpson

150557. I respect knowledge of the psyche. I would be a therapist if I weren’t an entertainer. – Jessica Simpson

150558. I made sure no butt cheek hung out. You know, the original Daisy, Catherine Bach’s shorts were shorter than mine. – Jessica Simpson

150559. I hate record labels. They think they know everything. I want to hear them try to sing it. – Jessica Simpson

150560. Am I eating chicken or tuna? – Jessica Simpson

150561. All I have to say is: Jessica Simpson is the most beautiful woman on the planet! – Jessica Simpson

150562. My dad takes care of me as a manager and as a dad. That’s his job, you know, to take care of me. He has my best interests at heart. – Jessica Simpson

150563. If you live for fame, men may turn against you. – Matthew Simpson

150564. If you live for any joy on earth, you may be forsaken; but, oh, live for Jesus, and he will never forsake you! – Matthew Simpson

150565. Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections. – Matthew Simpson

150566. Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age. – Matthew Simpson

150567. Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended. – Matthew Simpson

150568. I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today. – Matthew Simpson

150569. If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then Mr. Lincoln’s title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned. – Matthew Simpson

150570. If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay. – Matthew Simpson

150571. Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world’s past. – Matthew Simpson

150572. We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine. – Matthew Simpson

150573. We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others. – Matthew Simpson

150574. Washington and the elder Napoleon. Both were brave men; both were true men; both loved their country and dared to expose their lives for their country’s cause. – Matthew Simpson

150575. There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on – the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part. – Matthew Simpson

150576. The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature. – Matthew Simpson

150577. The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move; the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity. – Matthew Simpson

150578. The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable. – Matthew Simpson

150579. Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense; or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others. – Matthew Simpson

150580. If we look at the realm of knowledge, how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses; how wide is that we gain from other sources. – Matthew Simpson

150581. Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us. – Matthew Simpson

150582. We shall see our friends again. We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God. – Matthew Simpson

150583. Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven. – Matthew Simpson

150584. Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed; the whole nation had been in bondage; free speech had been suppressed. – Matthew Simpson

150585. Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state. – Matthew Simpson

150586. Mr. Lincoln’s elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known. – Matthew Simpson

150587. Man wants to be reconciled to God; wants to know that the past is forgiven. – Matthew Simpson

150588. It is a principle of our nature that feelings once excited turn readily from the object by which they are excited to some other object which may for the time being take possession of the mind. – Matthew Simpson

150589. If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character. – Matthew Simpson

150590. If, then, faith widens the connections, it elevates the man. – Matthew Simpson

150591. If you live for your children, they may be smitten down and leave you desolate, or, what is far worse, they may desert you and leave you worse than childless in a cold and unfeeling world. – Matthew Simpson

150592. If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it may pass away and your senses grow dim. – Matthew Simpson

150593. Sanctification is not regeneration. – Matthew Simpson

150594. For small businesses, regulatory burdens can be overwhelming. – Michael K. Simpson

150595. Ultimately, China may use force to push for unification with Taiwan, a scenario we all must work to prevent. – Michael K. Simpson

150596. History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state. – Michael K. Simpson

150597. While nothing is certain, I firmly believe our nation is on the verge of a nuclear energy renaissance. – Michael K. Simpson

150598. While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world, low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease. – Michael K. Simpson

150599. While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation’s seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer. – Michael K. Simpson

150600. While American taxes pay for much of the research and development that goes into creating the new, life-saving drugs, American consumers continue to subsidize the cost of the drugs for consumers across the world. – Michael K. Simpson

150601. We all read news stories about the difficulties and tensions that the United States has with our allies and even with coalition partners in Iraq, but we rarely read about the good news. – Michael K. Simpson

150602. There is no disputing the fact that American consumers pay 30 to 300 percent more for the same prescription drugs as our counterparts in Canada, Europe, and the rest of the world. – Michael K. Simpson

150603. The solution is to first create an integrated economic development and recreation plan that addresses the needs of the people who live and recreate in central Idaho. – Michael K. Simpson

150604. The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason. – Michael K. Simpson

150605. The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation’s ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime. – Michael K. Simpson

150606. The old approach of sacrificing the needs of one group to benefit another just won’t work. – Michael K. Simpson

150607. The goal of re-importation is to provide American consumers with access to drugs at the world market price – not the inflated price now paid only by Americans. – Michael K. Simpson

150608. That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape. – Michael K. Simpson

150609. Recent demonstration projects have shown that with some Federal support, a little funding can go a long way toward ensuring that low-income children have access to good oral health care. – Michael K. Simpson

150610. As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors, I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care, particularly the cost of prescription drugs. – Michael K. Simpson

150611. Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn’t have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence. – Michael K. Simpson

150612. Estimates show that small businesses contribute 60-80 percent of the net new jobs annually. – Michael K. Simpson

150613. Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses. – Michael K. Simpson

150614. For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho. – Michael K. Simpson

150615. Further, Japan is the second largest donor in Iraq after the United States, with over $5 billion dollars for humanitarian, infrastructure and reconstruction projects. – Michael K. Simpson

150616. We must take action now, by permitting re-importation, to ensure that health care and prescription drugs remain accessible and affordable for everyone. – Michael K. Simpson

150617. I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan. – Michael K. Simpson

150618. I have long believed these types of collaborative agreements are a far better approach to federal land management than the contentious battles that too often sidetrack proper resource management. – Michael K. Simpson

150619. I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country’s desire to avoid confrontation with China. – Michael K. Simpson

150620. I realize the answer is not to create wilderness and walk away. – Michael K. Simpson

150621. In the event of the death of a current or former President, like the recent death of President Ronald Reagan, the flag should be flown at half-staff for thirty days from the day of the death. – Michael K. Simpson

150622. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the hundreds of millions of dollars now spent on prescription drug advertisements are ultimately paid for by consumers in the form a higher drug prices. – Michael K. Simpson

150623. Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the Six-Party talks. – Michael K. Simpson

150624. Millions of Americans, adults and children, lack access to dental care. – Michael K. Simpson

150625. A fresh pair of eyes can often find problems. – Mike Simpson

150626. What I advise clients is, sell, pay the tax and be happy. Don’t ask me to find a replacement unless it’s land. – Mike Simpson

150627. Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they’ll offer at the negotiating table. There’s also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing. – Mike Simpson

150628. We feel the value is in the land, not the improvements. – Mike Simpson

150629. Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting diplomatic relations with their allies. – Mike Simpson

150630. There’s never been a better time to sell properties. – Mike Simpson

150631. I’m afraid this man will kill me some day. – Nicole Brown Simpson

150632. I’m enjoying the money, the big house, the cars; what ghetto kid wouldn’t? – O. J. Simpson

150633. I could not tell you the date of my mother’s death. I could not tell you the date of my dad’s death. These are not dates that I find significant. – O. J. Simpson

150634. I did not have anything to do with these murders. Ever. – O. J. Simpson

150635. I didn’t beat her. I just pushed her out of bed. – O. J. Simpson

150636. I don’t know how often I can discuss one incident in my entire life, but I’ll continue to do that. – O. J. Simpson

150637. I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous ’89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part. – O. J. Simpson

150638. I have always wanted to be liked and respected. – O. J. Simpson

150639. I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this. – O. J. Simpson

150640. I tend to watch a little TV… Court TV, once in a while. Some of the cases I get interested in. – O. J. Simpson

150641. I think I’ve been a great citizen. – O. J. Simpson

150642. I’ve been very clear. I won. I didn’t commit the crime. – O. J. Simpson

150643. If there wasn’t no fight, there wasn’t no weekend. – O. J. Simpson

150644. Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character. – O. J. Simpson

150645. My NFL pension can barely pay my son’s tuition. You know, it’s very little money. – O. J. Simpson

150646. Nicole will come up in conversations where it’s in a part of the conversation. Or we may be somewhere and I would tell some story about their mother and I. You know, we always honor her birthday. – O. J. Simpson

150647. Oh my God, Nicole is killed? Oh my God, she is dead? – O. J. Simpson

150648. The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top. – O. J. Simpson

150649. What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station? – O. J. Simpson

150650. I’m absolutely, l00 percent, not guilty. – O. J. Simpson

150651. Never explain, never complain. – Wallis Simpson

150652. PS: It’s all gossip about the prince. I’m not in the habit of taking my girlfriends’ beaux. – Wallis Simpson

150653. I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket. To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon. – Wallis Simpson

150654. I look a hundred and weigh 110 – you won’t love me when you see the wreck England has made me. – Wallis Simpson

150655. I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers. – Wallis Simpson

150656. A woman’s life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. – Wallis Simpson

150657. I am so anxious for you not to abdicate and I think the fact that you do is going to put me in the wrong light to the entire world because they will say that I could have prevented it. – Wallis Simpson

150658. Forgive me for not writing but this man is exhausting. – Wallis Simpson

150659. For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. – Wallis Simpson

150660. I hate this place. I shall hate it to my grave. – Wallis Simpson

150661. You can never be too rich or too thin. – Wallis Simpson

150662. The way was long and weary, But gallantly they strode, A country lad and lassie, Along the heavy road. – George Robert Sims

150663. I think one of the best things you can do, no matter what you play, is to take up piano. Music is based on chord changes and harmonies, and you can get ’em more out of an instrument like piano, where you can hear all the notes at once. – John Haley Sims

150664. Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow. – Molly Sims

150665. I’m the one who’s always kissing all the boys and stuff. – Molly Sims

150666. May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. – Frank Sinatra

150667. Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you. – Frank Sinatra

150668. People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it. – Frank Sinatra

150669. Rock ‘n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear. – Frank Sinatra

150670. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

150671. The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth. – Frank Sinatra

150672. Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail. – Frank Sinatra

150673. Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I’m honest. – Frank Sinatra

150674. You gotta love livin’, baby, ’cause dyin’ is a pain in the ass. – Frank Sinatra

150675. I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them. – Frank Sinatra

150676. Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. – Frank Sinatra

150677. When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out. – Frank Sinatra

150678. I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life… I just go on from day to day, taking what comes. – Frank Sinatra

150679. I’m gonna live till I die. – Frank Sinatra

150680. I’m for whatever gets you through the night. – Frank Sinatra

150681. I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually. – Frank Sinatra

150682. I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest. – Frank Sinatra

150683. I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day. – Frank Sinatra

150684. I am a thing of beauty. – Frank Sinatra

150685. Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. – Frank Sinatra

150686. Don’t get even, get mad. – Frank Sinatra

150687. Dare to wear the foolish clown face. – Frank Sinatra

150688. Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. – Frank Sinatra

150689. You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady. – Frank Sinatra

150690. Cock your hat – angles are attitudes. – Frank Sinatra

150691. I think most people are aware of the garbage in the tabloids and don’t give them a lot of credence. – Nancy Sinatra

150692. Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you and if we release it as a single, you’ll be on the charts for the first time since 1972, I said, what time, where? – Nancy Sinatra

150693. I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all. – Nancy Sinatra

150694. What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you’re gone, you’re history. – Nancy Sinatra

150695. There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer. – Nancy Sinatra

150696. The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It’s like being identified with a brand name. – Nancy Sinatra

150697. Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I’m crazy for that man. And he thinks I’m hip! – Nancy Sinatra

150698. It would be nice to be on the charts again, nice to be recognised. – Nancy Sinatra

150699. I wasn’t allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to. – Nancy Sinatra

150700. I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time. – Nancy Sinatra

150701. I was singing about six notes higher than I had to, in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound. – Nancy Sinatra

150702. I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate’s house. – Nancy Sinatra

150703. I think I’ve finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel. – Nancy Sinatra

150704. I have never been accepted. I’ll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re never going to let me in. – Nancy Sinatra

150705. I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me. – Nancy Sinatra

150706. I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music. – Nancy Sinatra

150707. His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I don’t know what made me go on the trip with him, but I’m so very glad I did. They were two of the finest concerts I’ve ever seen. – Nancy Sinatra

150708. After 50, the rock ‘n’ roll road is a little absurd. It’s very difficult to play these little places. You’re out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower. – Nancy Sinatra

150709. Frank’s audience doesn’t care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM. – Nancy Sinatra

150710. Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them. – Nancy Sinatra

150711. After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation. – Nancy Sinatra

150712. I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again. Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time, I didn’t have a chance to be with him very often. – Nancy Sinatra

150713. Then all of a sudden, Quentin Tarantino comes along and puts a song from 40 years ago in one of his films and they’ve suddenly discovered you. That was a real gift that Quentin gave me. – Nancy Sinatra

150714. But I said wait a minute, I’m going to get a computer, I can do this as well as anybody else. So I did some studying so I knew what kind of boards to get to put a PC together. But there was a guy sitting there with Apple. I said, ‘what’s that?’ and he goes, ‘Apple with 128k, it’s all built into the box,’ and I bought it. That was my first computer. – Sinbad

150715. We ask for way too much stuff – way too much stuff. You got a job making $100 a year and bought a house for $3 million. Talking about, ‘I don’t know what happened with the payment.’ – Sinbad

150716. We all want something else other than what we have and don’t realize what you got works. It works. It does work. You gotta work. Marriage is work. Marriage is a career. It’s not an adventure. – Sinbad

150717. If you got a name like Barack Obama, you’re supposed to fight. – Sinbad

150718. I’m under stress. They killed me on wikipedia. They killed me. And I didn’t stay dead long enough to sell no DVDs. I didn’t even stay dead long enough – I was too stupid. I should’ve stayed low. I should’ve laid low. I could’ve been gone for a year; I’d have made money. And then I’d have risen from the dead. – Sinbad

150719. I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force. – Sinbad

150720. Don’t let people treat you like you’re stupid. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. – Sinbad

150721. Here’s the thing about Apple, we complain and they give us more battery life. We complain and they’ll give us more stuff. Everything’s beta right now. Everything’s experimental. They really don’t know what people want. – Sinbad

150722. Today, the rich bottom land of the Misssissippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help. – Gordon Sinclair

150723. When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it. – Gordon Sinclair

150724. You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everyone to look at. – Gordon Sinclair

150725. You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios. – Gordon Sinclair

150726. You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles. – Gordon Sinclair

150727. When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. – Gordon Sinclair

150728. So far this spring, 59 American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped. – Gordon Sinclair

150729. As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did. – Gordon Sinclair

150730. I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. – Gordon Sinclair

150731. You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times… and safely home again. – Gordon Sinclair

150732. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. – Gordon Sinclair

150733. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them… unless they are breaking Canadian laws .. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here. – Gordon Sinclair

150734. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake. – Gordon Sinclair

150735. The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. – Gordon Sinclair

150736. An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys. – Iain Sinclair

150737. The War will leave none of us as it found us. – May Sinclair

150738. And I wasn’t a journalist any more than I was a trained nurse. – May Sinclair

150739. At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known. – May Sinclair

150740. It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. – Upton Sinclair

150741. In the twilight, it was a vision of power. – Upton Sinclair

150742. Fascism is capitalism plus murder. – Upton Sinclair

150743. I just put on what the lady says. I’ve been married three times, so I’ve had lots of supervision. – Upton Sinclair

150744. An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling. – Donald Sinden

150745. We would rather have our employees running our business. – James Sinegal

150746. You don’t have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that. – James Sinegal

150747. You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don’t feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream. – James Sinegal

150748. When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors. – James Sinegal

150749. One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school. – James Sinegal

150750. We’ve always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco. – James Sinegal

150751. You just can’t get too focused on worrying about what’s going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term. – James Sinegal

150752. We always strive to be the best in the wage package. – James Sinegal

150753. It doesn’t do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything. – James Sinegal

150754. In the final analysis, you get what you pay for. – James Sinegal

150755. If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself. – James Sinegal

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150756. We want to turn our inventory faster than our people. – James Sinegal

150757. We are a company that promotes 100% within the company. – James Sinegal

150758. To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless. – Marsha Sinetar

150759. Responsible choice involves consequences, not the least of which are relinquishments all along our way. – Marsha Sinetar

150760. Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. – Marsha Sinetar

150761. Do what you love and the money will follow. – Marsha Sinetar

150762. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you. – Marsha Sinetar

150763. All work done mindfully rounds us out, helps complete us as persons. – Marsha Sinetar

150764. Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment. – Marsha Sinetar

150765. Once I start something, I always finish it. They had been trying to get X-Men made for 30 years and they thought maybe if I got involved, it might actually happen. – Bryan Singer

150766. I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It’s a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak. – Bryan Singer

150767. I’m actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you’re separate from everyone else. – Bryan Singer

150768. We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality. – Bryan Singer

150769. What we call ‘evil’ doesn’t necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it – so we can help prevent it. – Bryan Singer

150770. You just have to trust your instincts and hope that if someone doesn’t like your idea, you can prove them wrong in the final process. In the end, you can please some of the people some of the time, but that’s about all you can do. – Bryan Singer

150771. I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I’ve been directing for 21 years. – Bryan Singer

150772. Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150773. Life is God’s novel. Let him write it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150774. The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150775. The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150776. The New England conscience doesn’t keep you from doing what you shouldn’t – it just keeps you from enjoying it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150777. The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150778. The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150779. Sometimes love is stronger than a man’s convictions. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150780. People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150781. If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150782. Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man’s thinking or his writing. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150783. A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150784. If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150785. If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150786. I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150787. I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150788. For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150789. Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150790. Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150791. A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is – full of surprises. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150792. Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150793. When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150794. What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150795. We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150796. We must believe in free will, we have no choice. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150797. We have to believe in free-will. We’ve got no choice. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150798. We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150799. The waste basket is the writer’s best friend. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150800. When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150801. There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150802. There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

150803. Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites; it is simply flowing between them. – June Singer

150804. Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ aspects of a single human being. – June Singer

150805. Is it sufficient that you have learned to drive the car, or shall we look and see what is under the hood? Most people go through life without ever knowing. – June Singer

150806. The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others. – June Singer

150807. We didn’t have a drill so he would burn the holes through the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire. Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that? – Marc Singer

150808. I’ll give you an example. Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread, he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he knows how to lay and build track. – Marc Singer

150809. I never wanted to be a film director but after this experience I really loved it. I would love to do more documentaries but it’s difficult to find backing for them. – Marc Singer

150810. They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn’t specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences. – Peter Singer

150811. I’m a Utilitarian, so I don’t see the rule against lying as absolute; it’s always subject to some overriding utility which may prevent its exercise. – Peter Singer

150812. I’m not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy. – Peter Singer

150813. In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you’re likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues. – Peter Singer

150814. In the sense that you’re not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised; my position doesn’t isn’t unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts. – Peter Singer

150815. It means that, in fact, it’s – whether fascist is the right word I don’t know – more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite. – Peter Singer

150816. I don’t think nationalism is alone holding the field; it’s in contention with a lot of different things. – Peter Singer

150817. We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you’re talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product. – Peter Singer

150818. The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval. – Peter Singer

150819. I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and thin what we ought to do about it. – Peter Singer

150820. Then I think the sense of it being one community breaks down; but if you know instantly and respond within twenty-four hours, it’s a very different sort of situation. – Peter Singer

150821. The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true. – Peter Singer

150822. It’s also much clearer how much damage the occupation of Iraq is doing to America’s reputation and prestige around the world; and that’s just starting now to hit home in the United States. – Peter Singer

150823. More often there’s a compromise between ethics and expediency. – Peter Singer

150824. My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. – Peter Singer

150825. What you could say, and what I do argue in the book, is that he doesn’t have as much concern for the lives of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans, or even frozen American embryos. – Peter Singer

150826. I believe that nationalism is a very strong force, but there are other forces operating; there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture, especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real. – Peter Singer

150827. The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in accordance with the Geneva Convention, and of course I was not reassured by that, but I couldn’t prove that that was wrong; so we’re clearer about that. – Peter Singer

150828. Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who ‘hate freedom’. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values. – Peter Singer

150829. Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he’s a universalist. – Peter Singer

150830. Bush doesn’t present himself as a realpolitik politician. – Peter Singer

150831. At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn’t mean that you can’t think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places. – Peter Singer

150832. You might hold an ethical position that it’s wrong to lie, but if you have plans for a war in Iraq, and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons – to reduce casualties, perhaps – and someone asks you about those plans, you may need to lie for a ‘good’ outcome. – Peter Singer

150833. As we realise that more and more things have global impact, I think we’re going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest. – Peter Singer

150834. Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn’t do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years. – Peter Singer

150835. An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable. – Peter Singer

150836. All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals. – Peter Singer

150837. I don’t think there’s anything in the compromise that means that there’s a clash of ethics. – Peter Singer

150838. I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun. – Peter Singer

150839. I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture. – Peter Singer

150840. I think ethics is always there; it’s not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics. – Peter Singer

150841. I would just like to get him to think about these things; whether what’s happening in Iraq is promoting the culture of life. The worry is that he is so certain that he know where he’s going to lead the country. – Peter Singer

150842. Had Rumsfeld said at any time ‘get me a report on what’s going on’, he could have had it. You’re right, it depends on choices that we make, which parts of the world we want to be in immediate contact with. – Peter Singer

150843. Nobody should be allowed to tinker with democracy. We will not discontinue the good works of the past government. – Manmohan Singh

150844. We are a coalition government, and that limits our options in some ways. Privatization happens to be one such area. – Manmohan Singh

150845. Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism. – Manmohan Singh

150846. Life is never free of contradictions. – Manmohan Singh

150847. It is a struggle for the minds of the people… No cause justifies recourse to terrorism. – Manmohan Singh

150848. India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people. – Manmohan Singh

150849. I can assure you we are a responsible nuclear power. – Manmohan Singh

150850. My top most priority is to deal with India’s massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time. – Manmohan Singh

150851. Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can’t afford divisive polity in India. – Manmohan Singh

150852. He started pushing to make birdies and you don’t do that when you’re down. – Vijay Singh

150853. I hope she misses the cut. She doesn’t belong here. – Vijay Singh

150854. I’m playing pretty good now, but my ranking doesn’t say that. I’m number two. – Vijay Singh

150855. It doesn’t much concern me if Tiger plays in the tournament or no. – Vijay Singh

150856. Maybe I should write ‘Tiger Who?’ on my cap. – Vijay Singh

150857. Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. – Mike Singletary

150858. Cinema was my rite of passage. – John Singleton

150859. I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I’m a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. – John Singleton

150860. The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors. – John Singleton

150861. But I’ve got more to learn, too. I don’t feel like I’m done or I know it all. – Gary Sinise

150862. Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running. – Gary Sinise

150863. I save money when I’m working so that I never have to take a role simply to pay the bills. – Gary Sinise

150864. I started a theater called Steppenwolf. We’ve been very supportive of the veterans there. – Gary Sinise

150865. I’ve worked with a lot of really fine actors, both on stage and on screen. The level of their game lifts me up and brings the level of my game up to theirs. Always. It’s like a constant upgrade. – Gary Sinise

150866. I study to learn, to be an educated person. – Gary Sinise

150867. You’ve got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it’s not in movie stardom. – Gary Sinise

150868. I was always fascinated with rock ‘n’ roll, or girls, or something like that when I was a kid. – Gary Sinise

150869. I’m not like one of those actors who’s a frustrated director. – Gary Sinise

150870. I’ve directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that – to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I really like I can probably get it done somewhat. – Gary Sinise

150871. Sometimes you’re in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the breaks. – Gary Sinise

150872. Well, I’ve been to Iraq twice now. I was in Baghdad in June and then north of Baghdad in November. – Gary Sinise

150873. Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can’t help it. – Gary Sinise

150874. Yeah, I volunteered to support the troops, and get out there and show them that we care about them. – Gary Sinise

150875. It’s always been my dream to do a dance scene with Anthony Hopkins. – Gary Sinise

150876. No man is hurt but by himself. – Diogenes of Sinope

150877. Calumny is only the noise of madmen. – Diogenes of Sinope

150878. Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. – Diogenes of Sinope

150879. Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves? – Diogenes of Sinope

150880. There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. – Diogenes of Sinope

150881. Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings? – Diogenes of Sinope

150882. Modesty is the color of virtue. – Diogenes of Sinope

150883. In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but his face. – Diogenes of Sinope

150884. The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master. – Diogenes of Sinope

150885. Weapons are created to be used. There’s no place for the weak on this earth. – Curt Siodmak

150886. A bath and a tenderloin steak. Those are the high points of a man’s life. – Curt Siodmak

150887. You’ll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them. – Curt Siodmak

150888. It’s good for you to see your friends arrested. It hardens you. There’s no place in our New Order for sentimentalists. – Curt Siodmak

150889. A man of conviction is often more to be desired than a man of experience. – Curt Siodmak

150890. Every country we conquer feeds us. And these are just a few of the good things we’ll have when this war is over. Slaves working for us everywhere while we sit back with a fork in our hands and a whip on our knees. – Curt Siodmak

150891. I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video. – Siouxsie Sioux

150892. It was trying to break down the stereotypes and it was the kind of thing where, for the first time, women were on a par and not seen as just objects. Though girls were objectified still. – Siouxsie Sioux

150893. What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon. – Siouxsie Sioux

150894. They can gas me, but I am famous. I have achieved in one day what it took Robert Kennedy all his life to do. – Sirhan Sirhan

150895. Well I am from Annapolis Maryland. I went to High school in Baltimore, but I grew up in Annapolis. It was a cute town. We lived on a waterfront community. It was good, even though I don’t really fit the preppy boater kind of style. – Christian Siriano

150896. I hate the terminology of “costume” because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they’re high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn’t say they’re costumes, I’d say they’re more couture. – Christian Siriano

150897. The gays like ‘Project Runway’ because it’s a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It’s a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That’s just like the culture. We’re not all into politics necessarily. We’re more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she’s so fabulous. I just think it’s a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that’s fun. – Christian Siriano

150898. It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design. – Christian Siriano

150899. An attempt is already underway to revise history – to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in. – John J. Sirica

150900. In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence. – John J. Sirica

150901. I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know. – Douglas Sirk

150902. Your camera is the best critic there is. Critics never see as much as the camera does. It is more perceptive than the human eye. – Douglas Sirk

150903. You have to think with the heart. – Douglas Sirk

150904. Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films. – Douglas Sirk

150905. Throughout my pictures I employ a lighting which is not naturalistic. – Douglas Sirk

150906. These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition. – Douglas Sirk

150907. There arose a belief in style – and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art. – Douglas Sirk

150908. The war was the end of an era, in art as well. And we were trying to create a new philosophy. – Douglas Sirk

150909. So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less. – Douglas Sirk

150910. Rock Hudson was not an educated man, but that very beautiful body of his was putty in my hands. – Douglas Sirk

150911. Your characters have to remain innocent of what your picture is after. – Douglas Sirk

150912. Intellectualism came very late to America. That’s why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals. – Douglas Sirk

150913. In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics – an almost frozen idea of what beauty is. – Douglas Sirk

150914. If I can say one thing for my pictures, it is a certain craftsmanship. A thought which has gone into every angle. There is nothing there without an optical reason. – Douglas Sirk

150915. I was making films about American society, and it is true that I never felt at home there, except perhaps when my wife and I lived on a farm in the San Fernando Valley. – Douglas Sirk

150916. I think the great artists, especially in literature, have always thought with the heart. – Douglas Sirk

150917. I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of, except in this, the craft, the style. – Douglas Sirk

150918. I considered that the homes that people live in exactly describe their lives. – Douglas Sirk

150919. For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty. – Douglas Sirk

150920. But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them. – Douglas Sirk

150921. At the time I belonged to the socialist party, and Hitler came to power. – Douglas Sirk

150922. At the same time, of course, Marxism arose – Rosa Luxembourg, Leninism, anarchism – and art became political. – Douglas Sirk

150923. And it really began with Einstein. We attended his lectures. Now the theory of relativity remained – and still remains – only a theory. It has not been proven. But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world. – Douglas Sirk

150924. And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble. – Douglas Sirk

150925. A director in Hollywood in my time couldn’t do what he wanted to do. – Douglas Sirk

150926. Ross Hunter was my assistant on Take Me to Town, He was a young man, an actor before that, and learned a lot on the picture. During shooting, Goldstein left, and Ross was most pleasant. He never interfered. – Douglas Sirk

150927. If I couldn’t read, I couldn’t live. – Douglas Sirk

150928. My idea at this time, which was slowly developing, was to create a comedie humaine with little people, average people – samples from every period in American life. – Douglas Sirk

150929. I was originally cast to be the brains of the Enterprise. Somehow I became The Chick. There’s a little ugly girl inside of me going ‘Yay! I’m a sex symbol!’ – Marina Sirtis

150930. I am not a sound bite person. I prefer to run at the mouth. – Marina Sirtis

150931. I’ve been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my Star Trek character and I’ve been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex. – Marina Sirtis

150932. John Goodman is more that just a big guy, he’s a wonderful actor. – Gene Siskel

150933. We’d rather see a picture that we liked then dump on one we didn’t. – Gene Siskel

150934. We don’t pretend to disagree. – Gene Siskel

150935. They know they got the TV ad, they know they got the name recognition, they know that they can do a tie in with McDonald’s or some fast food outlet and the money is just gonna flow in. – Gene Siskel

150936. The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie – a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life. – Gene Siskel

150937. That’s probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story. – Gene Siskel

150938. Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch? – Gene Siskel

150939. In fact, Cannonball Run II. I used to pick that as the worst movie ever made. – Gene Siskel

150940. I’m not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind. – Gene Siskel

150941. But you know, really, if you think about it Roger and I and all critics really have one absolute essential part of our credentials and that is that you believe that that is actually what we think. – Gene Siskel

150942. After 27 years, I walked out of my first one a few months ago. Black Sheep with Chris Farley. – Gene Siskel

150943. The only actor who I think probably might have possibly taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds. He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers, out of Chicago. – Gene Siskel

150944. We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect… but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs. – Aaron Siskind

150945. Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. – Aaron Siskind

150946. I was meeting the ball better. The averages don’t always tell the whole truth. – George Sisler

150947. Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love. – Alfred Sisley

150948. I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature. – Alfred Sisley

150949. The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting. – Alfred Sisley

150950. Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist. – Alfred Sisley

150951. It is a law of life that problems arise when conditions are there for their solution. – Walter Sisulu

150952. It’s never that hard for me to imagine what it must feel like to be someone else, whether it’s an American teenage girl or a Japanese octogenarian man. – Curtis Sittenfeld

150953. People who think my books are autobiographical, which they’re not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination. – Curtis Sittenfeld

150954. I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors. – Curtis Sittenfeld

150955. I don’t really have special rituals, but I don’t try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I’m truly concentrating. – Curtis Sittenfeld

150956. Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you’re so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try. – Curtis Sittenfeld

150957. My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. – Edith Sitwell

150958. I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty… but I am too busy thinking about myself. – Edith Sitwell

150959. The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention. – Edith Sitwell

150960. The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. – Edith Sitwell

150961. The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten. – Edith Sitwell

150962. The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. – Edith Sitwell

150963. Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross. – Edith Sitwell

150964. Poetry is the deification of reality. – Edith Sitwell

150965. I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy. – Edith Sitwell

150966. I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. – Edith Sitwell

150967. I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. – Edith Sitwell

150968. I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art. – Edith Sitwell

150969. I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish. – Edith Sitwell

150970. Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since. – Edith Sitwell

150971. Good taste is the worst vice ever invented. – Edith Sitwell

150972. A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits. – Edith Sitwell

150973. There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. – Sivananda

150974. Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Sivananda

150975. A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. – Sivananda

150976. A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves. – Sivananda

150977. There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. – Sivananda

150978. Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. – Sivananda

150979. Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations. – Swami Sivananda

150980. God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction. – Swami Sivananda

150981. Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord . – Swami Sivananda

150982. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves. – Swami Sivananda

150983. Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. – Swami Sivananda

150984. Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil. – Swami Sivananda

150985. Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now! – Swami Sivananda

150986. Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly. – Swami Sivananda

150987. Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers. – Swami Sivananda

150988. If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character. – Swami Sivananda

150989. It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts. – Swami Sivananda

150990. Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end. – Swami Sivananda

150991. Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation. – Swami Sivananda

150992. Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate. – Swami Sivananda

150993. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda

150994. Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must. – Swami Sivananda

150995. The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle. – Swami Sivananda

150996. The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. – Swami Sivananda

150997. Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthily in body and mind’. – Swami Sivananda

150998. Today is you own. Tomorrow perchance may never come. – Swami Sivananda

150999. Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. – Swami Sivananda

151000. Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination. – Swami Sivananda


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