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180000 famous quotes part 152 – 151001 to 152000

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180000 famous quotes part 152 – 151001 to 152000

151001. 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. – Swami Sivananda

151002. Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred. – Swami Sivananda

151003. If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now, we would probably forget you were there, we’d just be cracking jokes. It’s like Beavis and Butthead. – Nikki Sixx

151004. Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes. – Nikki Sixx

151005. Each guy has his own space. We all end up in one of the other guy’s rooms all the time. We always end up together, as far as people getting along. – Nikki Sixx

151006. Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It’s not what the labels want. – Nikki Sixx

151007. I don’t want to jump through hoops for people. – Nikki Sixx

151008. I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser. – Nikki Sixx

151009. I’ve got five kids and I’m married, Tommy’s got two kids and he’s been married, Vince just got married again, Mick’s out of a relationship, Tommy’s single as well. We’ve done a lot in our life, we’ve covered a lot of miles. – Nikki Sixx

151010. If your album sells, that’s cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we’re really about-which is a live rock and roll band. – Nikki Sixx

151011. It’s about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts. – Nikki Sixx

151012. Motley Crue, collectively and individually, have done things on our own terms. – Nikki Sixx

151013. We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now, and play now, and the timing was right. – Nikki Sixx

151014. Who’s the new Ramones, who’s the new Guns ‘N Roses, who’s the new Motley Crue, who’s the new Black Sabbath? They’re coming, they’re on the street, they’re 16, 17 years old. – Nikki Sixx

151015. What’s the best angle to cut someone’s throat? Well, usually from behind. That’s usually how it works. – Nikki Sixx

151016. I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I’m trying to listen! – Nikki Sixx

151017. We were telling everybody we weren’t getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit. – Nikki Sixx

151018. Some cats, Iggy Pop, they’re going to always have that hunger. – Nikki Sixx

151019. We each have our own tour bus. We’ve never done that before. – Nikki Sixx

151020. We did something this year that was not based on animosity. – Nikki Sixx

151021. There’s so much history amongst ourselve that reminds us of something, and we start cracking up. – Nikki Sixx

151022. There’s a pattern when tours start – a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There’s a pattern of going to jail. There’s a pattern of passion for music. – Nikki Sixx

151023. The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you’ll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we’ll sell records. – Nikki Sixx

151024. The industry is a menace to artists. – Nikki Sixx

151025. The book is really, really dark, to the point where some people that I’ve talked to have said that it could be a series. And I’m like, Where? VH1? It’s a little hard for VH1. – Nikki Sixx

151026. My wife and I are a team, and it’s good for my work because I’m interested in working from a stable base. – Tom Sizemore

151027. Why am I the way I am? Well, I used to be different. – Tom Sizemore

151028. I didn’t come to Hollywood to drink or get high, and I don’t want to be considered a cool actor – I want to be a great actor. – Tom Sizemore

151029. I know that 20 years from now if anyone asks me one question, it will be, ‘What was it like to be in Saving Private Ryan? – Tom Sizemore

151030. I like to touch things. In my house I have a lot of velvet drapes and thick, lush couches. – Tom Sizemore

151031. I think being a movie star is about whether an audience can watch you and care about you. – Tom Sizemore

151032. I weighed 190 when I got to boot camp, I came out at 178. I ate only the beans and tomato sauce. – Tom Sizemore

151033. It was dog food. Beef livers with onions in a can. You open it up and it looks like vomit. – Tom Sizemore

151034. Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen? – Tom Sizemore

151035. Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don’t choose to see Horror movies as a rule. – Tom Sizemore

151036. What do we believe? Why do we believe it? – Joey Skaggs

151037. But my favorite work is always my next piece. – Joey Skaggs

151038. Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical. – Joey Skaggs

151039. I’ve always been a fine artist. – Joey Skaggs

151040. If I’m successful in fooling a wire service, I don’t really have to do anything else to promote the story. – Joey Skaggs

151041. It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled. – Joey Skaggs

151042. It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time, but I can’t do it and I won’t do it. – Joey Skaggs

151043. I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate. – Joey Skaggs

151044. Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases. Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty. – Joey Skaggs

151045. My art became very public. – Joey Skaggs

151046. My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way. – Joey Skaggs

151047. We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited – sold a bill of goods and a household of products. – Joey Skaggs

151048. When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people. – Joey Skaggs

151049. But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions. – Joey Skaggs

151050. The media’s job is to question a premise. – Joey Skaggs

151051. Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice. – Joey Skaggs

151052. Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn’t trust me. – Joey Skaggs

151053. I look back to when I got divorced in the late 1970s. When that happened, I was so broken up. After that, I decided to seek God for my life and my next marriage. – Ricky Skaggs

151054. The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from. – Ricky Skaggs

151055. Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don’t look at it as an art form. They think it’s just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life. – Ricky Skaggs

151056. Country’s hip; it’s cool music. – Ricky Skaggs

151057. I hate negative songs; I won’t sing them. It doesn’t matter if it’s sold 2 million more albums. – Ricky Skaggs

151058. I’m not a goody-two-shoes. I’m just a father with four children. – Ricky Skaggs

151059. Maybe you’re going to a concert thinking you’re not going to hear anything but music. But you may walk away from there with an answer to a problem that you’re carrying around with you that you didn’t think you were going to hear about. – Ricky Skaggs

151060. It’s part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There’s so much hurt in this world and… music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles. – Ricky Skaggs

151061. That’s kind of the mission statement for the label: to try to do great music that touches people’s hearts. – Ricky Skaggs

151062. It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly. – Stellan Skarsgard

151063. There is no overacting, only untrue acting. – Stellan Skarsgard

151064. I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I’ll never reach the same artistic level again. – Stellan Skarsgard

151065. Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina. – Ike Skelton

151066. Better treatment and detection methods have also improved the survival rate for people with cancer, and for the first time in history, this year the absolute number of cancer deaths in the U.S. has decreased. – Ike Skelton

151067. Congress must make it clear that common animal waste will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund, while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate hazardous waste sites around the nation. – Ike Skelton

151068. During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs. – Ike Skelton

151069. Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world. – Ike Skelton

151070. In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq, more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded. – Ike Skelton

151071. Today nearly every combat brigade located within the United States would report that they are not ready for duty. They are at the lowest levels of readiness. – Ike Skelton

151072. We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere, North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like. We must be prepared for any future threat. That is why it is important that this be a transition year, 2006. – Ike Skelton

151073. In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around. – Ike Skelton

151074. It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those who commit acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty. – Ike Skelton

151075. Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research. – Ike Skelton

151076. Our country will not stand for any political plan that includes amnesty for insurgents. – Ike Skelton

151077. That the Iraqi Government is considering a political deal granting amnesty to insurgents who have attacked or killed American service members is not just shocking – the idea of amnesty for insurgents is an outrage. – Ike Skelton

151078. The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East, show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong. We must be prepared. And right now the Army is not. – Ike Skelton

151079. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. – Ike Skelton

151080. The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression. – Ike Skelton

151081. The insurgents are Baathists and Sunnis in Iraq who have as their goal a separate and distinct one of toppling the government that is there and creating their own. – Ike Skelton

151082. The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions. – Ike Skelton

151083. In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. – Ike Skelton

151084. He that spareth the rod hateth his son. – John Skelton

151085. God’s children and their happiness are my reasons for being. – Red Skelton

151086. Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles. – Red Skelton

151087. I’m nuts and I know it. But so long as I make ’em laugh, they ain’t going to lock me up. – Red Skelton

151088. If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled. – Red Skelton

151089. Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. – Red Skelton

151090. No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. – Red Skelton

151091. Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics. – Red Skelton

151092. All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. – Red Skelton

151093. Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. – Red Skelton

151094. I left home because I was hungry. – Red Skelton

151095. Congress: Bingo with billions. – Red Skelton

151096. His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad. – Red Skelton

151097. I personally believe we were put here to build and not to destroy. – Red Skelton

151098. I have no history but the length of my bones. – Robin Skelton

151099. Men who like women rarely fall in love. – Robin Skelton

151100. Just being hired by a great director is complimentary. – Tom Skerritt

151101. As a very experienced writer once told me, ‘It’s in the rewrites’. – Tom Skerritt

151102. One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray. – Tom Skerritt

151103. I’m currently trying to direct my own material. – Tom Skerritt

151104. Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting. – Tom Skerritt

151105. TV writing is different than other mediums, involving the writer. – Tom Skerritt

151106. Obviously, if a director doesn’t communicative a clear, relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed no matter how good the material. – Tom Skerritt

151107. Most screenplays depend primarily on the vision of a director. – Tom Skerritt

151108. Are the things that now, in retrospect, with what I’ve seen happen to my company, would I have done some things differently? I think – I think we all would do – we would do a number of things differently. – Jeffrey Skilling

151109. I sold some shares, but on a net basis, significantly increased my ownership. – Jeffrey Skilling

151110. Well, as we built the business in the 1990’s, as I said, I enjoyed that. – Jeffrey Skilling

151111. I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was – saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company. – Jeffrey Skilling

151112. We were building a – what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing – we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before. – Jeffrey Skilling

151113. Well, actually, I had been working as a consultant to former companies of Enron, or predecessor companies of Enron and, so, I joined in 1990 to really start our wholesale merchant business. – Jeffrey Skilling

151114. I think we had made some tremendous progress in the six months before I left. – Jeffrey Skilling

151115. We built that into a wholesale business that became, really, one of the largest companies in the United States. We had success in building new markets, opening markets for competition, and that takes a personal toll. – Jeffrey Skilling

151116. Was I believer in Enron Corporation? Yes, sir, I was. – Jeffrey Skilling

151117. The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point. – Jeffrey Skilling

151118. Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don’t think there was anyone that was as shocked by the – by the collapse of the company as I was. – Jeffrey Skilling

151119. It was a very difficult 10 years of very hard work. – Jeffrey Skilling

151120. In the fall of the year 2000, there just happened to be a decision point when they asked me to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. It was a time when, as you remember, we were starting to have some real problems in the California energy markets. – Jeffrey Skilling

151121. If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment. – B. F. Skinner

151122. Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. – B. F. Skinner

151123. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B. F. Skinner

151124. The consequences of an act affect the probability of it’s occurring again. – B. F. Skinner

151125. The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B. F. Skinner

151126. The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount. – B. F. Skinner

151127. We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. – B. F. Skinner

151128. I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is. – B. F. Skinner

151129. Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything. – B. F. Skinner

151130. A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B. F. Skinner

151131. Women’s virtue is man’s greatest invention. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

151132. It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

151133. One learns in life to keep silent and draw one’s own confusions. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

151134. To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

151135. Women have a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

151136. The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. – Mark Skousen

151137. We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them. – Mark Skousen

151138. Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. – Mark Skousen

151139. Housework, if it is done right, can kill you. – John Skow

151140. In journalistic terms, syndication is equivalent to ascending to heaven on a pillar of cloud. – John Skow

151141. Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism. – Josef Skvorecky

151142. There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses. – Josef Skvorecky

151143. I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all. – Jennifer Sky

151144. I was very introverted. I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people. – Jennifer Sky

151145. I come from a TV background, so for me this more like doing a freeing theatre piece because we’d go into a room and do the scene, instead of doing it as a wide shot, medium shot, and close up with only the odd line of dialogue. – Jennifer Sky

151146. Chanting was very deep for me. It was as if I remembered it. It was like a real surrender. – Ione Skye

151147. I fell in love with doing yoga. – Ione Skye

151148. I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I’m not whining and moaning inside as much. – Ione Skye

151149. Yoga is a life-saver. – Ione Skye

151150. The problem and privilege we all have is being alive in this century and able to read this language. It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate. – John Sladek

151151. Whatever I’m reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I’m writing. – John Sladek

151152. We didn’t have a phone when I was a kid, and I was too shy to smash any public phones, and our town didn’t have a pool hall either, so I had to hang out at the public library – and anyway, I told myself stories. – John Sladek

151153. This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don’t have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there’s so much real writing to be read. – John Sladek

151154. The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive. – John Sladek

151155. SF has at least the advantage of not depending on preconceptions. – John Sladek

151156. See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn’t practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers. – John Sladek

151157. People have laughed at all great inventors and discoverers. – John Sladek

151158. I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world. – John Sladek

151159. To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved – I’m thinking of Philip K. Dick’s work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example. – John Sladek

151160. Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels. – John Sladek

151161. I found some time ago that I have to be careful, while working on a novel, what I read. – John Sladek

151162. Anything can happen in SF. And the fact that nothing ever does happen in SF is only due to the poverty of our imaginations, we who write it or edit it or read it. But SF can in principle deal with anything. – John Sladek

151163. I started writing, or rather, thinking, stories as a child, and at that time the reason was very clear. – John Sladek

151164. I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books; I’m sure more people have read my two little detective puzzles because of the SF connection. – John Sladek

151165. I usually like whatever I’ve recently finished best. – John Sladek

151166. In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts. Nor are nuts allowed to be God. – John Sladek

151167. I’ve always got such high expectations for myself. I’m aware of them, but I can’t relax them. – Mary Decker Slaney

151168. I’ve been taking my time now between projects looking for stuff that has a little bit more substance, that isn’t surface. Some of the films that I’ve done in the past really were surface. – Christian Slater

151169. I’m trying not to put myself into anything I’m not 100 percent confident about. – Christian Slater

151170. My mom put me in a Pampers commercial on TV. – Christian Slater

151171. I’ve calmed down, certainly, from the days of being 18, but I’m still having a good time. – Christian Slater

151172. If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I’m doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows? – Christian Slater

151173. In truth, making films doesn’t feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it. – Christian Slater

151174. It’s almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There’s a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make. – Christian Slater

151175. The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I’d love to do that. I’m a fan of videogames. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing. – Christian Slater

151176. The movies I’ve made at a certain time of my life were exactly right for the stage of my life, the frame of mind I was in at the time. Each character I’ve had to play has been me in that time in my life. – Christian Slater

151177. This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it. – Christian Slater

151178. There was a time when I felt I should do everything that was offered to me, you know, ride the wave. – Christian Slater

151179. There’s something about doing theatre in London – it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It’s something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage. – Christian Slater

151180. I’m blown away by the graphical detail of today’s games. I can’t imagine that it’s going to get any better, but it’s just going to continually progress and soon we’ll be living in that world. – Christian Slater

151181. As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life – that’s where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things. – Christian Slater

151182. The way I see it, if you’re going to make an action movie, you’ve got to make one with John Woo. – Christian Slater

151183. I don’t think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby. – Christian Slater

151184. Well, obviously, as soon as I’d finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role. – Christian Slater

151185. After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don’t want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make. – Christian Slater

151186. Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere. To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. – Christian Slater

151187. Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement. – Christian Slater

151188. Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my performances because that’s how it’s always felt to me. – Christian Slater

151189. I can promote until I am blue in the face, but ultimately nobody knows what makes a hit. – Christian Slater

151190. I was always such an incredible fan of John Woo, I just wanted to do this film with him. – Christian Slater

151191. I had such a good time working with John Woo and John Travolta, and it was so professional. I want to work with people who are real professionals. – Christian Slater

151192. I have brought a PS2 on set with me before. But games can be really addicting, and that’s dangerous. So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level. – Christian Slater

151193. I think games are starting to branch out. It’s not just guys sitting at their computer stations. Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit. – Christian Slater

151194. I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although I did something I had never done before, which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic, it felt like a vacation. – Christian Slater

151195. I want to do films I can relate to emotionally. – Christian Slater

151196. I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people. – Christian Slater

151197. How do I feel about being a star now? Well I still try to live life and enjoy what I am doing. – Christian Slater

151198. I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn’t writing as much and I didn’t miss it. – Helen Slater

151199. With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others. – Helen Slater

151200. It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. – Helen Slater

151201. I use my hands like a sculptor, to mold and shape the sound I want, to clarify. – Leonard Slatkin

151202. How could a New Yorker possibly take something called the Hollywood String Quartet seriously? – Leonard Slatkin

151203. To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game. – Enos Slaughter

151204. From that day on, I ran from spot to spot. – Enos Slaughter

151205. I asked no odds and I give none. A guy got in my way, I run over him. – Enos Slaughter

151206. I learned early on to never walk while I was on the ball field. I ran everywhere I went. – Enos Slaughter

151207. So I say keep yelling and hustling every minute you’re in uniform. – Enos Slaughter

151208. Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program. – Louise Slaughter

151209. For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity. – Louise Slaughter

151210. Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards. – Louise Slaughter

151211. Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing the health of women and children, preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion. – Louise Slaughter

151212. Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person. – Louise Slaughter

151213. Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House. – Louise Slaughter

151214. And whether it is equal pay, health care, Social Security, or family leave, this Congress has refused to address issues critical to hard-working American women. – Louise Slaughter

151215. Women in the service put themselves in harms way to protect us and our Nation from threats at home and abroad. The least we can do is ensure they are protected when facing a horrible tragedy. – Louise Slaughter

151216. While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs. – Louise Slaughter

151217. As a microbiologist, I am particularly concerned with Mr. Bush’s blatant disregard for science. – Louise Slaughter

151218. Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920. – Louise Slaughter

151219. I am disturbed that the identification and clothing of our public officials is so easily reproduced. – Louise Slaughter

151220. We have record high temperatures and record high energy prices across the country, and we’ve seen the dangerous effects caused by extreme temperatures in the past. – Louise Slaughter

151221. We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans. – Louise Slaughter

151222. We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem. – Louise Slaughter

151223. This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand. – Louise Slaughter

151224. The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research. – Louise Slaughter

151225. The Defense Department must do a better job of providing the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault. – Louise Slaughter

151226. That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don’t know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong. – Louise Slaughter

151227. If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for preventing unintended pregnancies. – Louise Slaughter

151228. Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do a better job of training new and existing first responders to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military. – Louise Slaughter

151229. Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame’s name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson’s wife was a CIA agent. – Louise Slaughter

151230. Our girls have learned that sweat is sexy, brawn is beautiful and a little dirt never hurt anyone. – Louise Slaughter

151231. Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase contraceptive services and supplies on their own. – Louise Slaughter

151232. Let’s clean up our environment. Let’s clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let’s not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born. – Louise Slaughter

151233. In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts. – Louise Slaughter

151234. Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman’s right to vote. – Louise Slaughter

151235. If ever we had proof that our nation’s pollution laws aren’t working, it’s reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb. – Louise Slaughter

151236. Jean’s whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper. – Erika Slezak

151237. My daughter is a freshman in college and my son is – well, our daughter and our son – is a sophomore in college. So they come home on selected weekends, they come home on vacations and they’re home in the summer, although they have jobs. – Erika Slezak

151238. My husband gave up all his work to stay at home with the kids, and we split all the duties at home. I do all the boring stuff – like pay the bills, and he does all the exercising for both of us, which I’m very grateful for… I thank him for it regularly. – Erika Slezak

151239. My parents had a wonderful marriage, but it was a very dependent relationship. My mother was entirely dependent on my father because that’s how it was in those days. – Erika Slezak

151240. Oh, God, I would love to go and do a play someplace. – Erika Slezak

151241. The worst storyline I’ve ever been involved in I wasn’t involved in, because I was clever enough to get pregnant with my second child and they wrote me out and they replaced me with Christine Jones. And thank God – that was the worst storyline. – Erika Slezak

151242. There are lots of people in the world who do have the advantage of going to a good drama school and just decide that they want to be actors. There’s nothing wrong with an untrained actor; they have to get their training somehow, they have to learn. – Erika Slezak

151243. You know, if you think about it, the most powerful people on this earth probably never raise their voices – they just say it and people hop to, because they have that power. – Erika Slezak

151244. We owned a bearded collie for many years. Sophie. She was old, and she died last year. – Erika Slezak

151245. If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched. – Erika Slezak

151246. I haven’t been on the stage in a long time. – Erika Slezak

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151247. Very few people run around and get amnesia and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly of people have strokes and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly things we do on soaps. – Erika Slezak

151248. Daytime has been successful all these years because it caters to a very real need in the audience – to see something that’s not nighttime fantasy. People watch daytime because it’s like their lives. – Erika Slezak

151249. I might be doing a lot more theater, which is kind of what I love, but there’s simply no time for. – Erika Slezak

151250. I’ve obviously made a very nice amount of money. I have a very nice lifestyle. I get to do what I love. Very few actors get to do that, and even fewer are lucky enough to work steadily for 24 years. – Erika Slezak

151251. But also, it’s a wonderful thing for children to see the birthing of puppies, to see nature at its best when it works and to have the experience of the puppies. – Erika Slezak

151252. And I’m hoping that over the next 20, 50 years, whatever, the mystique of television and film and all that will diminish somewhat, and people will leave us alone to get on with our jobs. – Erika Slezak

151253. Fame an fortune are nothing if you’re not happy and healthy. – Erika Slezak

151254. I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it. – Erika Slezak

151255. I mean, I don’t necessarily want to leave because I have this job, but I would love to do a good play. – Erika Slezak

151256. And at five o’clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson, and I sat with my mouth open in the van. I was stunned by the beauty of that country. – Erika Slezak

151257. I think it’s a mother’s dream come true to see it work out that way. Not just the mother, but certainly parents, to know that their children have a very solid moral foundation and religious foundation. – Erika Slezak

151258. I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don’t have it, but it is in my family. I’ve always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups. – Erika Slezak

151259. Brian really kicked back on his own when Amanda was a baby. We had a long talk about it, and he was spending a lot of time in California working there and he didn’t really want to spend all his time out there and have his children and his wife on the East Coast. – Erika Slezak

151260. It takes a little work to be a vegan, but now it’s really possible to have tasty stuff and it’s better for you. I say the best test is go as far as you can and see how you feel. Personally, I feel great. – Grace Slick

151261. Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable. – Grace Slick

151262. Things change so fast, you can’t use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971. – Grace Slick

151263. The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we’re not built to eat a lot of meat. – Grace Slick

151264. No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it. – Grace Slick

151265. If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I’m kind of annoyed that I’m not. – Grace Slick

151266. I’m very fond of drugs. – Grace Slick

151267. I don’t imagine my parents are too excited about my kind of life. The surrounding weirdness bothers them. Still, I think they’re pretty good. Their lives are based on what their friends think, just like ours are. – Grace Slick

151268. I didn’t want to write a book. They made me do it. – Grace Slick

151269. I am not strict vegan, because I’m a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I’ll have it. – Grace Slick

151270. There is only one principle of war and that’s this. Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can, as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain’t lookin’. – William J. Slim

151271. Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. – William J. Slim

151272. When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder. – William J. Slim

151273. The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness. – William J. Slim

151274. I’ve been waiting 13 years for justice. – Curtis Sliwa

151275. If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero. – Alfred P. Sloan

151276. The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs. – Alfred P. Sloan

151277. If we are all in agreement on the decision – then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about. – Alfred P. Sloan

151278. Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses. – Alfred P. Sloan

151279. Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis. – Alfred P. Sloan

151280. A car for every purse and purpose. – Alfred P. Sloan

151281. There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different. – Alfred P. Sloan

151282. I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn’t give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section. – Allan Sloan

151283. People are treating the Stewart case as seriously as Enron when it’s really over trivia. – Allan Sloan

151284. When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I’d found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice. – Allan Sloan

151285. The lesson that any thinking person draws from the Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions, run for your lawyer and don’t say a word. Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she’d be OK. – Allan Sloan

151286. The column’s worked out great for me. I’ve gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good. – Allan Sloan

151287. Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist. – Allan Sloan

151288. Report, report, report. Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don’t stop being a reporter because you’ve become a columnist. – Allan Sloan

151289. It’s easy to write a good column if you’ve got good information. It’s hard if you have to depend on style alone. I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis. I’m not one of them. You’re probably not, either. – Allan Sloan

151290. I’ve spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what’s going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful. – Allan Sloan

151291. I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way. – Allan Sloan

151292. Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. – Allan Sloan

151293. Don’t commit to being a columnist unless you’re willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources. – Allan Sloan

151294. If the government decides to put your life under a microscope, do you think it won’t find something? I suspect there’s not an adult in the country who would walk away totally unscathed if every aspect of his or her life were investigated the way Stewart’s ImClone trading was. – Allan Sloan

151295. Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time – condemned to painting for life. – John French Sloan

151296. Since we have to speak well of the dead, let’s knock them while they’re alive. – John French Sloan

151297. My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat. She did not leak a drop – not one drop! – Joshua Slocum

151298. They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information, and they were the first to meet me. Some one said they came to arrest me, and – well, let it go at that. – Joshua Slocum

151299. To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune’s laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while. – Joshua Slocum

151300. On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves. – Joshua Slocum

151301. Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police; their reputation is known the world over. – Joshua Slocum

151302. If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered. She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea. – Joshua Slocum

151303. Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain. – Joshua Slocum

151304. Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one’s patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days. – Joshua Slocum

151305. And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself. – Joshua Slocum

151306. Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston. – Joshua Slocum

151307. It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing. – Joshua Slocum

151308. I’ve made up my mind. I’ll take my court martial. – Eddie Slovik

151309. The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn’t last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy. – Eddie Slovik

151310. I’m sorry I didn’t go to jail for six months, then I know you could come to see me anytime you wanted to. – Eddie Slovik

151311. I think I’m going to have a lot of trouble. – Eddie Slovik

151312. Army life don’t agree with me. – Eddie Slovik

151313. Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter… I am so unlucky. – Eddie Slovik

151314. Everything happens to me. I’ve never had a streak of luck in my life. – Eddie Slovik

151315. I am in the infantry for 17 weeks and after that I don’t know where I am going. – Eddie Slovik

151316. They’re not shooting me for deserting the United Stated Army – thousands of guys have done that. They’re shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old. – Eddie Slovik

151317. Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology. – Joe Slovo

151318. The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front, the whole Mass Democratic Movement. – Joe Slovo

151319. The whole of that part of Southern Africa which is controlled by racial minorities is experiencing either consistent and regular guerilla activity or is faced with advanced preparation for its commencement. – Joe Slovo

151320. There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust – good Christians and good Communists. – Joe Slovo

151321. Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals. – Joe Slovo

151322. You can’t go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you’ve got to keep it over your shoulder. – Joe Slovo

151323. We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation, just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate and comprehensive assumption of power by the people. – Joe Slovo

151324. We need to respond to the mood of the people – that we must take the lives of the other side as well. – Joe Slovo

151325. When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn’t expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop. – Joe Slovo

151326. Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy. – Joe Slovo

151327. It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology. – Joe Slovo

151328. We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier. – Joe Slovo

151329. Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe. – Joe Slovo

151330. Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to. – Joe Slovo

151331. One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible. – Joe Slovo

151332. One of the regime’s most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country. – Joe Slovo

151333. On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on – our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles. – Joe Slovo

151334. No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don’t even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people. – Joe Slovo

151335. It’s not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative. – Joe Slovo

151336. I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn’t unique to us alone. – Joe Slovo

151337. However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy’s camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes. – Joe Slovo

151338. But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is the question of the future of the economy. And it’s not just the sort of economic laboratory question, of what kind of system would best generate growth, which is the way it’s presented. – Joe Slovo

151339. As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively searched for at all levels – ways, which, however, aim at maintaining the whites’ control over the country. – Joe Slovo

151340. No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism. – Joe Slovo

151341. Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go. – Joe Slovo

151342. It seems like Satan has thrown the DH into our game. – Andy Van Slyke

151343. Last year we had so many people coming in and out they didn’t bother to sew their names on the backs of the uniforms. They just put them there with Velcro. – Andy Van Slyke

151344. They wanted me to play third like Brooks so I did play like Brooks – Mel Brooks. – Andy Van Slyke

151345. Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon. – Andy Van Slyke

151346. Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth. – Albion W. Small

151347. The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding. – Albion W. Small

151348. I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to like the script and obviously feel connected with the director because the director to me is so important. – Amy Smart

151349. I’m just kind of taking whatever life gives me and hoping that I make the right decision. – Amy Smart

151350. I think it’s a gift to become a star, to become a celebrity. – Amy Smart

151351. Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior? And that’s so fascinating to me. – Amy Smart

151352. For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ. – Christopher Smart

151353. Vanity is a vital aid to nature: completely and absolutely necessary to life. It is one of nature’s ways to bind you to the earth. – Elizabeth Smart

151354. Kennedy was a lot of fun, always. He had something going on. But not Nixon. – George Smathers

151355. The pilot came back and said he had just heard that Kennedy was shot. – George Smathers

151356. The people of our state will no longer tolerate advocates of treason. – George Smathers

151357. The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed, whether our children will be torn from their mothers, trained as conspirators and turned against their parents, their home and their church. – George Smathers

151358. Of the fellows least likely to be president, you’d have to vote Jack No. 1. – George Smathers

151359. I liked Nixon fine, but Nixon was not a partier. – George Smathers

151360. I don’t believe in social equality, and they know it. – George Smathers

151361. Don’t look at the downside of everything that comes along. It helps life move along so much smoother and nicer. – George Smathers

151362. Anyway, so here I was caught between Johnson on the one side, who was my leader, I was his whip, and here was my dear friend, personal friend, Kennedy, and they’re going to go into my state and ruin it. What am I going to do? – George Smathers

151363. But to make a long story short, I decided that I was going to run, and I announced that I was going to run for president in Florida, I would be the favorite son from Florida, and that would stop Johnson and Kennedy from dividing up the state. – George Smathers

151364. You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. – Lewis B. Smedes

151365. Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. – Lewis B. Smedes

151366. It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. – Lewis B. Smedes

151367. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B. Smedes

151368. When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it. – Lewis B. Smedes

151369. Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys. – Agnes Smedley

151370. In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories. – Agnes Smedley

151371. Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment. – Agnes Smedley

151372. So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also. – Agnes Smedley

151373. No one yet knows what a man’s province is, and how far that province, as conceived of today, is artificial. – Agnes Smedley

151374. My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners. – Agnes Smedley

151375. Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only. – Agnes Smedley

151376. More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England’s back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international. – Agnes Smedley

151377. Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster. – Agnes Smedley

151378. When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant. – Agnes Smedley

151379. Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you. And a fascinating person who loves you and won’t hear of anything but your loving him and living right by his side through all eternity! – Agnes Smedley

151380. What a couple. I’m consumed into ashes. And he’s always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again. – Agnes Smedley

151381. There are many men – such as those often to be found among the Indians – who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones. – Agnes Smedley

151382. In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room. Exhaustion was the cause. We talked with her later and learned that she worked 17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month – about 50 cents. – Agnes Smedley

151383. I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little leaflet in very small print, asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions. It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand it nor did I know what questions to ask. – Agnes Smedley

151384. I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be. – Agnes Smedley

151385. I hate female men. – Agnes Smedley

151386. I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater. – Agnes Smedley

151387. Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children. – Agnes Smedley

151388. For the first week of the Sian events I was a first aid worker in the streets of Sian. – Agnes Smedley

151389. For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak. – Agnes Smedley

151390. Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly, in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance. You never feel safe. – Agnes Smedley

151391. But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature, it matters not at all what they may be. – Agnes Smedley

151392. But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that those who work the most do not make the most money. It was the fault of the rich, it seemed, but just how he did not know. – Agnes Smedley

151393. And the woman who could win the respect of man was often the woman who could knock him down with her bare fists and sit on him until he yelled for help. – Agnes Smedley

151394. There’s something dreadfully decisive about a beheading. – Anne Smedley

151395. The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me. When very young I learned that all things die, and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all. – Anne Smedley

151396. Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. – Samuel Smiles

151397. An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. – Samuel Smiles

151398. He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles

151399. Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles. – Samuel Smiles

151400. I’m as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me! – Samuel Smiles

151401. Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action. – Samuel Smiles

151402. A place for everything, and everything in its place. – Samuel Smiles

151403. Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. – Samuel Smiles

151404. Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. – Samuel Smiles

151405. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles

151406. We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles

151407. The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted. – Samuel Smiles

151408. The wise man… if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. – Samuel Smiles

151409. The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual. – Samuel Smiles

151410. The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted. – Samuel Smiles

151411. The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. – Samuel Smiles

151412. The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors. – Samuel Smiles

151413. The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. – Samuel Smiles

151414. The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. – Samuel Smiles

151415. Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. – Samuel Smiles

151416. Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them. – Samuel Smiles

151417. Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. – Samuel Smiles

151418. Man cannot aspire if he looked down; if he rise, he must look up. – Samuel Smiles

151419. Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. – Samuel Smiles

151420. Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it. – Samuel Smiles

151421. Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable. – Samuel Smiles

151422. Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession – a property entirely our own. – Samuel Smiles

151423. It is energy – the central element of which is will – that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action. – Samuel Smiles

151424. It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. – Samuel Smiles

151425. The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once. – Samuel Smiles

151426. Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. – Samuel Smiles

151427. The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. – Samuel Smiles

151428. I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures. – Jane Smiley

151429. In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. – Jane Smiley

151430. Oh, that sound? I’m in the hot tub, reading a novel. – Jane Smiley

151431. Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for. – Jane Smiley

151432. A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. – Jane Smiley

151433. I don’t think that left to its own devices, capitalism moves along smoothly and everyone gets treated fairly in the process. Capitalism is like a child: if you want the child to grow up free and productive, somebody’s got to look over the shoulder of that child. – Tavis Smiley

151434. We give you the facts. I told you information is power – knowledge is power. We can’t be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don’t have the facts. – Tavis Smiley

151435. We believe that when you make Black America better – you make all of America better. – Tavis Smiley

151436. This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands. – Tavis Smiley

151437. The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change. – Tavis Smiley

151438. My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King. – Tavis Smiley

151439. My personal assessment is that Dr. King is the greatest American we have ever produced. I can argue for Lincoln, I can argue for FDR, but for my money, King is the greatest American we have ever produced. His only weapon was love. He transforms a nation, transforms the world with one weapon and that of course being again the weapon of love. So that for me, King is the quintessential example of everything that I could ever want to be in my lifetime. – Tavis Smiley

151440. I thought our community should have a deep dialogue to make black America better. I believe if we make black America better, we make all of America better. – Tavis Smiley

151441. When you work for something, you appreciate it more. So what are y’all going to do with all the opportunities you inherited that you didn’t have to work for? – Tavis Smiley

151442. How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy – I want to talk about the movie in a second – but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time? – Tavis Smiley

151443. Give that to me so I can get out of here. – Tavis Smiley

151444. 12, 13, you still lost your virginity. I don’t care how old you were. – Tavis Smiley

151445. Jamestown changed the world in many ways, but perhaps it shaped our nation most profoundly the day Africans arrived. I can’t think of a more relevant place to talk about the issues facing our community today than the place where African culture became American culture. – Tavis Smiley

151446. In today’s society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing. – Yakov Smirnoff

151447. When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter. – Yakov Smirnoff

151448. We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we’ve heard in fairy tales. – Yakov Smirnoff

151449. We have been learning since we were children how to make money, buy things, build things. The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think, not to feel. – Yakov Smirnoff

151450. We have a choice – we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts. – Yakov Smirnoff

151451. The ad in the paper said ‘Big Sale. Last Week.’ Why advertise? I already missed it. They’re just rubbing it in. – Yakov Smirnoff

151452. Never having alone time is real tough on people. – Yakov Smirnoff

151453. My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love. – Yakov Smirnoff

151454. Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling. – Yakov Smirnoff

151455. It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart. – Yakov Smirnoff

151456. Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list. – Yakov Smirnoff

151457. In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One. – Yakov Smirnoff

151458. If love is the treasure, laughter is the key. – Yakov Smirnoff

151459. I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing – like showering. – Yakov Smirnoff

151460. I fed my ego, but not my soul. – Yakov Smirnoff

151461. I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter. – Yakov Smirnoff

151462. I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good. – Yakov Smirnoff

151463. Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. – Yakov Smirnoff

151464. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. – Yakov Smirnoff

151465. I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter. – Yakov Smirnoff

151466. To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature. – Adam Smith

151467. Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. – Adam Smith

151468. With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches. – Adam Smith

151469. Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. – Adam Smith

151470. This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts. – Adam Smith

151471. The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation. – Adam Smith

151472. The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. – Adam Smith

151473. The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals. – Adam Smith

151474. Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. – Adam Smith

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151475. Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God. – Adam Smith

151476. On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. – Adam Smith

151477. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. – Adam Smith

151478. No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money. – Adam Smith

151479. What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? – Adam Smith

151480. Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things. – Adam Smith

151481. Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. – Adam Smith

151482. Labor was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. – Adam Smith

151483. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. – Adam Smith

151484. The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence. – Adam Smith

151485. Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another. – Adam Smith

151486. Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty. – Adam Smith

151487. It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country. – Adam Smith

151488. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. – Adam Smith

151489. Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. – Adam Smith

151490. Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. – Adam Smith

151491. Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition. – Adam Smith

151492. Defense is superior to opulence. – Adam Smith

151493. Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer. – Adam Smith

151494. All money is a matter of belief. – Adam Smith

151495. As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce. – Adam Smith

151496. We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called. – Adrian Smith

151497. We are one of the last heavy metal bands. Iron Maiden has always been unique. – Adrian Smith

151498. The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That’s a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that. – Adrian Smith

151499. A band is sort of like a star. It reaches a peak and burns out. To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer than a couple years is difficult. – Adrian Smith

151500. Pulling the plug on the BlackBerry could cost corporate America millions of dollars. The BlackBerry is more than e-mail but a handheld office, and if you shut down the BlackBerry, you shut off the data that powers American business. – Al Smith

151501. You take care of you and your family first. Then you go to your neighborhood, and then you spread it on out within the community. – Al Smith

151502. Don’t forget this club nearly went out of extinction last year. – Alan Smith

151503. A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. – Alexander Smith

151504. A great man is the man who does something for the first time. – Alexander Smith

151505. A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. – Alexander Smith

151506. A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road. – Alexander Smith

151507. Christmas is the day that holds all time together. – Alexander Smith

151508. Books are a finer world within the world. – Alexander Smith

151509. If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. – Alexander Smith

151510. Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life. – Alexander Smith

151511. To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation. – Alexander Smith

151512. To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. – Alexander Smith

151513. There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury. – Alexander Smith

151514. The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new. – Alexander Smith

151515. The sea complains upon a thousand shores. – Alexander Smith

151516. The saddest thing that befalls a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman. – Alexander Smith

151517. The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other. – Alexander Smith

151518. The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they – and as taciturn. – Alexander Smith

151519. We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead. – Alexander Smith

151520. In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it. – Alexander Smith

151521. We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. – Alexander Smith

151522. If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. – Alexander Smith

151523. If you do your fair day’s work, you are certain to get your fair day’s wage – in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste. – Alexander Smith

151524. If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race. – Alexander Smith

151525. I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. – Alexander Smith

151526. I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. – Alexander Smith

151527. How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. – Alexander Smith

151528. Everything is sweetened by risk. – Alexander Smith

151529. Every man’s road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking. – Alexander Smith

151530. Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well. – Alexander Smith

151531. Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith

151532. Trees are your best antiques. – Alexander Smith

151533. When they tell me one of my old movies is on TV, I don’t look at it. – Alexis Smith

151534. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you. – Alfred E. Smith

151535. All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy. – Alfred E. Smith

151536. No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas. – Alfred E. Smith

151537. It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy. – Alfred E. Smith

151538. The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine. – Alfred E. Smith

151539. It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting. – Alfred Emanuel Smith

151540. No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney. – Alfred Emanuel Smith

151541. I never thought to ever ask for money. I was so stupid. – Anna Nicole Smith

151542. Vickie Lynn Hogan is my birth certificate’s name. – Anna Nicole Smith

151543. Men don’t even ask me out. I can’t remember the last time I was asked out on a date, and I’m talking years here. I spend my life more and more alone. – Anna Nicole Smith

151544. Marrying into money was not a good thing for me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151545. Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151546. It’s very expensive to be me. It’s terrible the things I have to do to be me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151547. If I have another child, I doubt I’ll get married again. I don’t think men particularly want to be with me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151548. I’m going to fight until the end. My husband is worth it. He wanted me to have it. He was worth a lot. He was a very, very wealthy man. – Anna Nicole Smith

151549. You never know if they like you for who you are or what you are. Would he love me or the money? – Anna Nicole Smith

151550. People are just so stupid. – Anna Nicole Smith

151551. I am just so happy and thrilled and I am so glad Mr. Hefner chose me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151552. I just feel a connection with Marilyn Monroe. I just love her. I just completely feel what she went through. – Anna Nicole Smith

151553. I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in my home. I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Nobody knows you. – Anna Nicole Smith

151554. I don’t understand why God took him and didn’t take me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151555. I don’t have a boyfriend right now. I’m looking for anyone with a job that I don’t have to support. – Anna Nicole Smith

151556. I don’t drink as much as I use to could. – Anna Nicole Smith

151557. I did Playboy. There was an ad in the paper for playmates. Playboy called me and flew me to Los Angeles, and I was on the March cover of 1992. – Anna Nicole Smith

151558. I wanted to become a model and an actress. – Anna Nicole Smith

151559. I was 23, and he was 86. I saw a very sick man. I just wanted to just talk with him. There was no physical attraction at all. He was very much attracted to me. – Anna Nicole Smith

151560. You are the center of your universe, and you can make anything happen. – Ashley Smith

151561. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

151562. Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn’t afford to be. – Barbara Smith

151563. This invisibility, however, means that the opportunities for creative research are infinite. – Barbara Smith

151564. One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female. – Barbara Smith

151565. Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish. – Barbara Smith

151566. You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness. – Barbara Smith

151567. A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed. – Barbara Smith

151568. Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration. – Barbara Smith

151569. No time to marry, no time to settle down; I’m a young woman, and I ain’t done runnin’ around. – Bessie Smith

151570. I ain’t good-lookin’, but I’m somebody’s angel child. – Bessie Smith

151571. It’s a long old road, but I know I’m gonna find the end. – Bessie Smith

151572. I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich, and rich is better. – Bessie Smith

151573. Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. – Betty Smith

151574. I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful. – Betty Smith

151575. Tax rates should never be raised in some brackets without being raised in all brackets. – Bradley A. Smith

151576. The ninth grade. I went from 5’9″ to 6’8″. – Bubba Smith

151577. I don’t go to clubs and stuff like that, so I don’t have to put up with it in there. And normally, because obviously I could hurt somebody, and if I look at it that way, I have to back off. – Bubba Smith

151578. Well, everybody knew their character. I was the only one who didn’t have a partner. I basically showed up when people got in trouble. Where I came from, I don’t know. Nobody knows. But I would show up to help. – Bubba Smith

151579. Hugh Wilson made it so real and he took us and it was almost when he was directing it, the way he would do it was funnier than the way we did it. And I just developed a regard for him that was unbelievable. – Bubba Smith

151580. We were younger. And it’s basically like looking at football classics. You see things that you did, you see things that you could’ve done better and you think about all the good relationships that you had with the cast. – Bubba Smith

151581. We all laughed. It was more like that whole thing that I was talking about earlier. You go to training camp and after the season is over, you might not see the guys for six months until you go back to training camp. – Bubba Smith

151582. Well, I’m not a violent person. You have to back off. People sometimes will try you and try you until you try not to, but you have to react. Normally, I just walk away. – Bubba Smith

151583. You know, he would go and look at different funny books because he wanted his character to be different and make different faces. I saw a funny book in his room and it looked like the same character he was playing. It was about a duck. – Bubba Smith

151584. Everything has gotten vulgar and out of line for children to watch. It’s more of a swearing match. – Bubba Smith

151585. Sometimes one of us will have a riff or a bass line from home but it really gels when we come together. We really have a strong special chemistry that we take advantage of when we get together. – Chad Smith

151586. We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea’s garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians. – Chad Smith

151587. Playing well with others is important – not being too flashy, just keeping good time and of course coming up with cool beats. A good snare drum, kick drum, high hat. Just getting good at the hand feet coordination. – Chad Smith

151588. Playing along with records is key. And as far as equipment goes it has gotten so much more affordable and the drum sets are of great quality. I play Pearl; their Export Series is great for a beginner. – Chad Smith

151589. Its very sort of spontaneous and organic, not a preconceived sort of jamming. Now we record everything, cause sometimes you’ll forget, you know, ‘what was that thing again?’ So we record everything. – Chad Smith

151590. I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that’s where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. – Chad Smith

151591. I took a private lesson, but it didn’t really work out, so I went back to playing along with records. That’s really the thing that got me into playing a lot – getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. – Chad Smith

151592. I met the guys through a friend of a friend, and their former drummer had quit. I wasn’t too familiar with the Chili Peppers before that, so I joined at the end of 88′ and we finished recording Mother’s Milk at the end of 89′, next thing I know I’m in Spin with a sock. – Chad Smith

151593. I had sort of exhausted all the avenues playing in Detroit. So again, through the stewardship of my brother, I ended up in California and went to the Musicians Institute in L.A. I wanted to get better as a player. – Chad Smith

151594. For live you need a microphone for the snare and the high hat, the kick drum, a nice stereo overhead and one for the toms – you can get away with using four mikes. – Chad Smith

151595. Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that. – Chad Smith

151596. Drums all have their own particulars – each drum has a place where they sound the best – where they ring out and resonate the best, and the head surface isn’t too loose or too tight, mainly so you get a good rebound off of the head. – Chad Smith

151597. This whole force is utterly demoralized by victory. There seems to be neither head nor tail. – Charles Ferguson Smith

151598. You shall hear a good account of me or of my death. – Charles Ferguson Smith

151599. The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent, made by cutting the red clay and stones, of which the cliffs are here composed, into a sort of rude steps. – Charlotte Smith

151600. The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute. – Charlotte Smith

151601. In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people… now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty. – Charlotte Smith

151602. In following their line through, and those of Plantagenet and Tudor, there is but little to soothe the mind. – Charlotte Smith

151603. If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it. – Charlotte Smith

151604. Kids flourish if we get them to school every day. – Connie Smith

151605. It’s incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business. – Courtney Thorne Smith

151606. You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters. – Courtney Thorne Smith

151607. One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don’t know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships. – Courtney Thorne Smith

151608. To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight – and thank God for that. – Courtney Thorne Smith

151609. You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I’m so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies. – Courtney Thorne Smith

151610. The future of the airlines lay in hauling people, not in hauling mail for the government. – Cyrus Rowlett Smith

151611. Up till now I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together. – Daniel Smith

151612. There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move. – Daniel Smith

151613. I get excited about what the Holy Spirit is doing now through all the people he is refining and raising up all over this planet. I love connections and relationship and networking but it must be led by the Spirit. – Daniel Smith

151614. I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream “secular” press has been very, very nice. – Daniel Smith

151615. I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them. – Daniel Smith

151616. The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans. – David Smith

151617. He’s thinking more with his heart than with his brain. – David Smith

151618. In this business you either sink or swim or you don’t. – David Smith

151619. Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should have the same amount of shots. – Dean Smith

151620. I always mean what I say, but I don’t always say what I’m thinking. – Dean Smith

151621. I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised. – Dean Smith

151622. If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot. – Dean Smith

151623. The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can’t limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it. – Dean Smith

151624. Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window. – Delia Smith

151625. There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they’re not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game. – Delia Smith

151626. There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I’ve been writing recipes – although I’m not vegetarian myself – I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home. – Delia Smith

151627. The chemicals in the dishwashing process tend not to be good for saucepans. – Delia Smith

151628. Remember, it’s very simple to have an oven tested professionally, and it only takes about five minutes. – Delia Smith

151629. I found in my whole career the best thing that can happen to you is that you hear what people want. – Delia Smith

151630. In 35 years of being in the media, I’ve had all this mud flung at me many, many times. It’s not the first time. It’s nothing unusual. I’ve been through it all before and the best way to deal with it is not to read them. – Delia Smith

151631. I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn’t happen in restaurants. – Delia Smith

151632. I have always read all the latest cookery books and magazines, from all over the world. – Delia Smith

151633. Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. – Delia Smith

151634. Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself. – Delia Smith

151635. But quite honestly I can’t help being a passionate football supporter. If that’s my sin, I’m guilty. – Delia Smith

151636. Although a food processor is not an absolutely essential piece of equipment, because you can certainly chop, grate, slice, knead and mix everything by hand, it does do all these things very quickly and efficiently and saves you time and energy. – Delia Smith

151637. Good kitchen equipment is expensive, but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again. – Delia Smith

151638. A measuring jug is also vital when cooking rice, as this is always measured by volume rather than by weight. – Delia Smith

151639. A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it’s not your fault – you need to have your oven checked. – Delia Smith

151640. Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty. – Dodie Smith

151641. The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to. – Dodie Smith

151642. I have noticed that when things happen in one’s imaginings, they never happen in one’s life. – Dodie Smith

151643. I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring. – Dodie Smith

151644. Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. – Dodie Smith

151645. Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing. – Dodie Smith

151646. There is something revolting about the way girls’ minds often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means. – Dodie Smith

151647. When you say that you are a race man, it means that you embrace the entire black community regardless of the hue, whether somebody is very light and could pass for possibly white or someone is very dark. – Ed Smith

151648. When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves. – Ed Smith

151649. What is wrong with George Bush? What is his problem? – Ed Smith

151650. There’s a way in which you can look at clothing as your outer skin. And because you were discriminated against because of your complexion, the way in which you could overcome that was through the way in which you presented yourself with your clothing. – Ed Smith

151651. It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape. – Ed Smith

151652. Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community. – Ed Smith

151653. I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever. – Ed Smith

151654. The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges. – Ed Smith

151655. The black community now in many ways divided itself the way the larger white community divides itself, over class issues. And that race is no longer the bond that it once was. That’s one of the prices you pay for progress. – Ed Smith

151656. So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They’re living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops. – Ed Smith

151657. Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects. – Ed Smith

151658. People should have the choice to be able to live where they want to live, go to school where they want to go to school, marry whoever they want to marry regardless of what their complexion is and so forth. – Ed Smith

151659. One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community. – Ed Smith

151660. Many of the master chefs in the South, both the upper South as well as the deep South, were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington, D.C., and opened up establishments. Very, very few of them have survived. But they certainly were very prominent. – Ed Smith

151661. Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that’s what Washington was. – Ed Smith

151662. No woman has an abortion for fun. – Elizabeth Joan Smith

151663. There is a gulf between the high value Americans put on life in theory and its cheapness in practice. – Elizabeth Joan Smith

151664. We are making gods out of global celebrities. – Elizabeth Joan Smith

151665. When religious leaders get involved in elections, it is usually with a reactionary social agenda. – Elizabeth Joan Smith

151666. It’s just so hard sometimes to work out where people stand on these things. I mean, isn’t the Pope a feminist? – Elizabeth Joan Smith

151667. And I’m not trying to write heavy songs. – Elliott Smith

151668. Because God only knows why people like what they like and don’t like something else. – Elliott Smith

151669. But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees. – Elliott Smith

151670. I actually don’t think that I’m gonna sell a lot of records. – Elliott Smith

151671. I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that seems more important than something designed to raise money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying. – Elliott Smith

151672. I didn’t have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go. – Elliott Smith

151673. I didn’t know how many people knew who Ferdinand was. – Elliott Smith

151674. I didn’t think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything. – Elliott Smith

151675. I don’t really like New York better than Portland. It’s just a different place. – Elliott Smith

151676. I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other – I don’t think one is better – but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers. – Elliott Smith

151677. I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members. – Elliott Smith

151678. If you play acoustic guitar you’re the depressed, sensitive guy. – Elliott Smith

151679. I was trying to do the same thing that I always do which is make an interesting record. – Elliott Smith

151680. I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things. – Elliott Smith

151681. I’m just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. – Elliott Smith

151682. I mean people just have a way of – y’know they’ll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don’t want to be in. – Elliott Smith

151683. I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something. – Elliott Smith

151684. I don’t think that Dreamworks would have signed me expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do. – Elliott Smith

151685. I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It’s an experience. – Elliott Smith

151686. My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked. – Elliott Smith

151687. I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it? – Elliott Smith

151688. Well, I try not to think about the general public since I have no idea what the general public is and I don’t think anybody does. – Elliott Smith

151689. There’s always that argument to make – that you’re in better company historically if people don’t understand what you’re doing. – Elliott Smith

151690. The band’s filter, but playing live is a lot of fun. – Elliott Smith

151691. It’s just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don’t have any meaning. – Elliott Smith

151692. It’s a lot easier to tell the truth usually. – Elliott Smith

151693. It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain point and then drop the ball or the bomb, like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin. – Elliott Smith

151694. It touches on drug use. I got caught up in that for almost two years. – Elliott Smith

151695. There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can’t do by myself you know. – Elliott Smith

151696. For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream. – Emmitt Smith

151697. I’ve given everything I can possible to the game, on and off the field. – Emmitt Smith

151698. Always, through my whole life, I’ve had a thirst for knowledge. – Emmitt Smith

151699. It’s been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up. – Emmitt Smith

151700. The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords. – F. E. Smith

151701. Good God, do you mean to say this place is a club? – F. E. Smith

151702. Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. – Frederick Smith

151703. A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible. – Frederick W. Smith

151704. I’m not afraid to take a swing and miss. – Frederick W. Smith

151705. Information about the package is as important as the package itself. – Frederick W. Smith

151706. Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged. – Frederick W. Smith

151707. My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business. – Frederick W. Smith

151708. A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can. – Frederick W. Smith

151709. God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away. – George A. Smith

151710. Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul. – George A. Smith

151711. Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express. – George A. Smith

151712. If we have a heart for the magnitudes of life, it will not seem vain to believe that God Himself should guard it. – George A. Smith

151713. Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself. – George A. Smith

151714. The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. – George A. Smith

151715. Yet none use their words more recklessly than the strong, who have not been sobered by the rebuffs and uncertainties of life. – George A. Smith

151716. We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life. – George A. Smith

151717. Lives are changed by a moment’s listening to conscience, by a single and quiet inclination of the mind. – George A. Smith

151718. There is no truth which the prophets press more steadily upon Israel than that all their national life lies in the sight and on the care of God. – George A. Smith

151719. Jesus Christ tells us that a man cannot be wrong if he argues towards God from what he finds best in himself. – George A. Smith

151720. The seasons come up undisturbed by crime and war. – George A. Smith

151721. The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction of base and sullen appetites. – George A. Smith

151722. Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth. – George A. Smith

151723. Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity! – George A. Smith

151724. Let those who, still in their youth, have preserved their faith and fullness of hope, keep looking up. – George A. Smith

151725. To us sin has not become any less of a mystery or a pain. – George A. Smith

151726. People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. – George Adam Smith

151727. True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased. – Gerrit Smith

151728. I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families. – Gerrit Smith

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151729. I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals. – Gerrit Smith

151730. I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government. – Gerrit Smith

151731. We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be. – Gerrit Smith

151732. To no human charter am I indebted for my rights. – Gerrit Smith

151733. I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God’s system. – Gerrit Smith

151734. I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric. – Gerrit Smith

151735. God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power – of assuming God’s place and relation towards his fellow-men. – Gerrit Smith

151736. But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America. – Gerrit Smith

151737. But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts. – Gerrit Smith

151738. But as well may you, when urging a man up-hill with a heavy load upon his back, and with your lash also upon his back, tell him, that be has nothing to do either with the load or the lash. – Gerrit Smith

151739. As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men. – Gerrit Smith

151740. When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning. – Gerrit Smith

151741. Truth and mercy require the exertion – never the suppression, of man’s noble rights and powers. – Gerrit Smith

151742. To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense. – Gerrit Smith

151743. There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit, as well as the young and vigorous. – Gerrit Smith

151744. There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor. – Gerrit Smith

151745. It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out between the North and the South. – Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace: but the peace, which they would effect, is superficial, false, and temporary. – Gerrit Smith

151746. I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o’clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill. – Gerrit Smith

151747. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government. – Gerrit Smith

151748. It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause, that the authority and influence of proslavery, especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed. – Gerrit Smith

151749. The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him. – Gerrit Smith

151750. It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim, that their slavery is an exclusively State concern; and that the North has, therefore, nothing to do with it. – Gerrit Smith

151751. Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion. – Gerrit Smith

151752. Let us tell our legislators in advance, that this is a right, restraints on which, we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man. – Gerrit Smith

151753. The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash. – Gerrit Smith

151754. Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it. – Gerrit Smith

151755. Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance. – Gerrit Smith

151756. The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected. – Gerrit Smith

151757. My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source – from favor and grace of God. – Gerrit Smith

151758. I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society. – Gerrit Smith

151759. The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race. – Goldwin Smith

151760. Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church. – Goldwin Smith

151761. There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still. – Goldwin Smith

151762. There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages. – Goldwin Smith

151763. We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution, though it may explain everything else, cannot explain itself. – Goldwin Smith

151764. Art is expression, and to have high expression you must have something high to express. – Goldwin Smith

151765. Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history? – Goldwin Smith

151766. It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city. – Goldwin Smith

151767. The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength. – Goldwin Smith

151768. Whatever things may have been in their origin, they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard to their indications respecting other beings or influences the existence of which may be implied in theirs. – Goldwin Smith

151769. No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest. – Goldwin Smith

151770. Above all nations is humanity. – Goldwin Smith

151771. America is supposed to be given over to ugliness. There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest are the most pretentious. – Goldwin Smith

151772. As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper. – Goldwin Smith

151773. Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality: it is said, not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell all the enemies of the political cause, which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God. – Goldwin Smith

151774. Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches. – Goldwin Smith

151775. I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens. I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens – Thackeray himself. – Goldwin Smith

151776. Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there. – Goldwin Smith

151777. It is needless to say how great has been the influence of the doctrine of Evolution, or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to which it has given birth, upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions. – Goldwin Smith

151778. The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party. – Goldwin Smith

151779. Personality is lower than partiality. – Goldwin Smith

151780. Rome was great in arms, in government, in law. – Goldwin Smith

151781. That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain. – Goldwin Smith

151782. The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke. – Goldwin Smith

151783. The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation. – Goldwin Smith

151784. The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border. – Goldwin Smith

151785. The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature. – Goldwin Smith

151786. If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages, your life would be one perpetual prevarication. – Goldwin Smith

151787. But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him. – Goldwin Smith

151788. My neighbor is now an 18-wheeler who comes by here 1,000 times a day. – Gordon Smith

151789. We have some control over when we retire. However, we have very little control over how long we will live. – Gordon Smith

151790. We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity to set partisan differences aside, and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable – greater retirement security for ourselves and our children. – Gordon Smith

151791. The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need. – Gordon Smith

151792. Newspapers across the country and the world have published cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism. – Gordon Smith

151793. In my day, the players used to work their socks off. It’s all changed now, obviously. – Gordon Smith

151794. I have concluded that the U.N. can do a few things well. – Gordon Smith

151795. As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that. – Gordon Smith

151796. The American people are being victimized more than any free market would warrant. – Gordon Smith

151797. On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks. – H. Allen Smith

151798. The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists. – H. Allen Smith

151799. Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. – Horace Smith

151800. Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once. – Horace Smith

151801. Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins. – Horace Smith

151802. Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. – Horace Smith

151803. For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing; and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America is not lightly to be disregarded. – Howard K. Smith

151804. They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, ‘I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler.’ – Howard K. Smith

151805. The crisis that the world finds itself in as it swings on the hinge of a new millennium is located in something deeper than particular ways of organizing political systems and economies. – Huston Smith

151806. The most powerful moral influence is example. – Huston Smith

151807. The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. – Huston Smith

151808. Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet. – Huston Smith

151809. So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality, and its modern emphasis on justice as well, have historically evolved as religious issues. – Huston Smith

151810. Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us. – Huston Smith

151811. First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat. – Huston Smith

151812. Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it. – Huston Smith

151813. I had assumed that Bush’s seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know. – Huston Smith

151814. In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be. – Huston Smith

151815. In order to live man must believe in that for which he lives. – Huston Smith

151816. Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them. – Huston Smith

151817. It’s often difficult for us to act compassionately, but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us. – Huston Smith

151818. With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others. – Iain Duncan Smith

151819. The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives. – Iain Duncan Smith

151820. That thing, ‘You must stay together for the kids’, is out of fashion but is right. It’s not arguing parents that children don’t like, it is having one parent. – Iain Duncan Smith

151821. Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. – Iain Duncan Smith

151822. The only violence was when these so-called ‘freedom fighters’ terrorized the poor Africans in the villages… They were told what to do and who to support. – Ian Smith

151823. Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas. – Ian Smith

151824. I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing. – Ian Smith

151825. I always try to be reasonable and effective. – Ian Smith

151826. Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions. – Ian Smith

151827. Everything we did was criticized. For about thirty years we lived with the world against us, accusing us of things we didn’t do! – Ian Smith

151828. Declaring independence was the most traumatic decision I had to live up to. Because I didn’t want to do it. – Ian Smith

151829. The risk from viruses is an unanswered question – and it won’t be answered until you have had organs transplanted into humans over many years. – Ian Smith

151830. If my children were hungry I should think I would steal to feed them. – Ian Smith

151831. Every human being makes mistakes. – Ian Smith

151832. I have never been a believer that nice clothes should only be for people with money. – Jaclyn Smith

151833. Angels are like diamonds. They can’t be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique. – Jaclyn Smith

151834. After having children, life becomes about living beyond yourself; about being bigger and better. – Jaclyn Smith

151835. I wanted to be a ballet teacher. – Jaclyn Smith

151836. It’s not about me, it’s about my family. You don’t answer questions for you, but for us. You learn to live beyond yourself. – Jaclyn Smith

151837. Just because something is three months away and seems far off, doesn’t mean you will want to be there when the time comes. – Jaclyn Smith

151838. Time whizzes by when you have children. They make you aware of the passing of time, but also help keep you young. – Jaclyn Smith

151839. We’re traditional and don’t do cutting-edge styles, but after 17 years we’re holding our own. – Jaclyn Smith

151840. You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren’t perfect. – Jaclyn Smith

151841. I have had to learn about saying no. – Jaclyn Smith

151842. I’m extremely ambitious. I don’t know why people are afraid to say that. I won’t sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don’t think that’s bad. – Jada Pinkett Smith

151843. We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children, that’s really the only solid thing I know that works across the board. – Jada Pinkett Smith

151844. Women, you can have it all – a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career. – Jada Pinkett Smith

151845. It’s good to do something for Americans for once. – Jeff Smith

151846. Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them! – Jeff Smith

151847. I prefer the Chinese method of eating. You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle. – Jeff Smith

151848. My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion. – Jimmy Smith

151849. Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after. – Jimmy Smith

151850. I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns. – Jimmy Smith

151851. People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio. – Jimmy Smith

151852. I played with Eddie Taylor’s son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell. – Jimmy Smith

151853. Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning. – Jimmy Smith

151854. My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed. – Jimmy Smith

151855. My boys told me they’d rather play than practice. – Jimmy Smith

151856. I did my first recording. It was called The Champ. – Jimmy Smith

151857. I always had the facial hair so I looked older than I was. – Jimmy Smith

151858. And then when I found my sound, it took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find. – Jimmy Smith

151859. All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white. – Jimmy Smith

151860. I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis. I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals, the pedals of the organ and I got mad. – Jimmy Smith

151861. I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Big Moose Walker, and all those guys. – Jimmy Smith

151862. Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too. – Jimmy Smith

151863. Ninety-five percent of my audience was white. – Jimmy Smith

151864. Information imposes certain criteria on how it can be stored. – John M. Smith

151865. I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another. – John M. Smith

151866. Language changes very fast. – John M. Smith

151867. Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations. – John M. Smith

151868. You couldn’t have human society without language. – John M. Smith

151869. Societies depend on agreed rules. – John M. Smith

151870. The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology. – John M. Smith

151871. My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight. – Kate Smith

151872. Public and employer opinion often defeat society’s best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women. – Kate Smith

151873. Since I have been singing for so many years, I don’t always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously. – Kate Smith

151874. There’s no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance. – Kate Smith

151875. This nation loves singing and loves acting. – Kate Smith

151876. Most of the people who act and sing do so for their own pleasure and that of their friends and family. – Kate Smith

151877. Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes in a row were nothing to me at one time. – Kate Smith

151878. I have personally believed in every product I have ever advertised. – Kate Smith

151879. I have never known stage-fright at any time. – Kate Smith

151880. I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career. – Kate Smith

151881. I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money. – Kate Smith

151882. I could see myself in a white nurse’s uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung. – Kate Smith

151883. I could not separate myself off stage from myself on stage, as so many actors can. – Kate Smith

151884. I am harder on myself than anyone else could be. – Kate Smith

151885. I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth. – Kate Smith

151886. I am continually embarrassed by people who point me out as an example of what can be done without training. – Kate Smith

151887. During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches. – Kate Smith

151888. If rock-and-roll is well done, there’s nothing so terribly wrong with that kind of music. But the lyrics are another story. – Kate Smith

151889. I was always daydreaming about singing in big productions on Broadway. – Kate Smith

151890. In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed. – Kate Smith

151891. I learn my songs by ear. – Kate Smith

151892. Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds. – Kate Smith

151893. As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums, I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York. – Kate Smith

151894. An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise. – Kate Smith

151895. It’s up to the audience. It always has been. – Kate Smith

151896. It is important that the audience should understand every syllable of every word, for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song. – Kate Smith

151897. It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight. – Kate Smith

151898. Intelligent analysis of the composer’s intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity. – Kate Smith

151899. In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them. – Kate Smith

151900. Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another. – Kate Smith

151901. I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of. – Kate Smith

151902. I shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing. – Kate Smith

151903. I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I’ve reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine. – Kate Smith

151904. I vowed that whenever my family needed me, I would give up everything to go to them, no matter what. The show must go on was meaningless to me. – Kate Smith

151905. Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food. – Kate Smith

151906. Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women. – Kate Smith

151907. I just can’t read music. – Kate Smith

151908. I know I’m fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing. – Kate Smith

151909. If I had any balls whatsoever, I’d make nothing but Jay and Silent Bob flicks for the rest of my life. However, being a critical whore, I’ve gotta move on and ‘grow’ beyond those characters. – Kevin Smith

151910. Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved. – Kevin Smith

151911. Models are what they are… people who model clothing, that’s all. – Kim Smith

151912. I’m still reading some scripts and I model as well, so I’m still doing that. But I don’t want to do like just anything so we’re being really selective about the stuff I’ll do. – Kim Smith

151913. I love meeting new people; I think everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen sometimes. – Kim Smith

151914. I hope that in 5 years from now I’ll be working and doing what makes me happy. Whatever that may be. – Kim Smith

151915. My greatest achievement so far is that I’ve been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I’m glad to have people who care about me close by. – Kim Smith

151916. Pickup lines are a major turn-off, they don’t work on me and I tune them out. It’s better to just be honest. – Kim Smith

151917. I can honestly say that I regret nothing… like I said I have the best of both worlds. – Kim Smith

151918. I don’t mind the audience identifying me with Red. – Kurtwood Smith

151919. We have a great time on that show, and we enjoy one another’s company on stage and off. And sitcoms don’t have bad schedules. We started out working five days a week, but now we’re down to three. – Kurtwood Smith

151920. We did this film in 13 days, mind you. And 13 days is not very long for a feature film. Nobody in their right mind would argue that. Nobody in their right mind would do that. – Kurtwood Smith

151921. Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond is more of an insane Dad. – Kurtwood Smith

151922. More of him came from my step-dad, who is now passed away. The initial creators of the show kind of based the character on their dads and then I added my dad. – Kurtwood Smith

151923. If I had not gotten along so well with some of the people on the show, it would have been a different story. But in this case, it was great. But sure, it will be fun to look around. – Kurtwood Smith

151924. I really miss the rehearsal process of theater. – Kurtwood Smith

151925. I’m tired of being lied to by government, by the media, and by every corporation I have anything to do with. – L. Neil Smith

151926. As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear. – L. Neil Smith

151927. As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment, as they should be. – L. Neil Smith

151928. The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie. – L. Neil Smith

151929. Poverty is a solved problem – all they have to do is abolish taxes and regulations which cripple those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women and destroy their productive capacity, then stand back and watch the economy boom. – L. Neil Smith

151930. Beloved friends and comrades… the national Libertarian Party is dead. – L. Neil Smith

151931. People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials. – L. Neil Smith

151932. Lincoln emancipated nobody. The man freed not a single slave. – L. Neil Smith

151933. It’s often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that’s a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance. – L. Neil Smith

151934. A libertarian presidential candidate isn’t going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn’t the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft. – L. Neil Smith

151935. I’m tired of living in a police state. – L. Neil Smith

151936. I’m tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution. – L. Neil Smith

151937. I’m tired of being considered property. – L. Neil Smith

151938. I’m as radical as libertarians come. – L. Neil Smith

151939. I’ll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right. – L. Neil Smith

151940. I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging. – L. Neil Smith

151941. Government is waging war against the people. – L. Neil Smith

151942. Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses. – L. Neil Smith

151943. City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure. – L. Neil Smith

151944. It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented – and unprecedentedly profitable – effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race. – L. Neil Smith

151945. The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they’re doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent. – L. Neil Smith

151946. What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s. – L. Neil Smith

151947. We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it… for the children. – L. Neil Smith

151948. We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping. – L. Neil Smith

151949. Violent crime is a solved problem – all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day. – L. Neil Smith

151950. The main problem is that for a boycott to be effective, you must first persuade thousands – maybe even millions of others – to go along, which is a lot of work and usually not successful. – L. Neil Smith

151951. The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we’re seeing today are far from unprecedented. – L. Neil Smith

151952. The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn’t find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners. – L. Neil Smith

151953. Today, human civilization is drowning in a sea of lies. – L. Neil Smith

151954. This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs. – L. Neil Smith

151955. Conservation of energy also protects our environment. – Lamar S. Smith

151956. Electricity is derived from many non-renewable energy sources like oil, natural gas and coal. – Lamar S. Smith

151957. Judges should interpret the law, not make it. – Lamar S. Smith

151958. The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy. – Lamar S. Smith

151959. Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law. – Lamar S. Smith

151960. Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants. – Lamar S. Smith

151961. The more energy-efficient we become as a nation, the less we need to develop additional energy sources. – Lamar S. Smith

151962. The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. – Lamar S. Smith

151963. To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. – Lillian Smith

151964. Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. – Lillian Smith

151965. Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years. – Lillian Smith

151966. Rich folks always talk hard times. – Lillian Smith

151967. The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome. – Lillian Smith

151968. We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with. – Lillian Smith

151969. When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die. – Lillian Smith

151970. Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college. – Lillian Smith

151971. The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making. – Lillian Smith

151972. Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s. – Liz Smith

151973. What you become is what counts. – Liz Smith

151974. To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective. – Liz Smith

151975. The marriage didn’t work out but the separation is great. – Liz Smith

151976. The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. – Liz Smith

151977. One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you’ve become harmless. – Liz Smith

151978. No matter who you are or what you plan to do in life, learn to type! – Liz Smith

151979. Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. – Liz Smith

151980. Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. – Liz Smith

151981. Do not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother. – Liz Smith

151982. Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith

151983. All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful. – Liz Smith

151984. You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith

151985. Good gossip is just what’s going on. Bad gossip is stuff that is salacious, mean, and bitchy; the kind most people really enjoy. – Liz Smith

151986. What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they’ve taken away? – Logan P. Smith

151987. The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. – Logan P. Smith

151988. The newest books are those that never grow old. – Logan P. Smith

151989. The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered. – Logan P. Smith

151990. The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. – Logan P. Smith

151991. The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses. – Logan P. Smith

151992. There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. – Logan P. Smith

151993. There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation. – Logan P. Smith

151994. There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. – Logan P. Smith

151995. There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. – Logan P. Smith

151996. Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there is no God. – Logan P. Smith

151997. To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober. – Logan P. Smith

151998. We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast. – Logan P. Smith

151999. What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? – Logan P. Smith

152000. What’s more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can’t hear what they say? – Logan P. Smith

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