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180000 famous quotes part 153 – 152001 to 153000

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180000 famous quotes part 153 – 152001 to 153000

152001. When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. – Logan P. Smith

152002. What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers. – Logan P. Smith

152003. It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. – Logan P. Smith

152004. It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in. – Logan P. Smith

152005. It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. – Logan P. Smith

152006. Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. – Logan P. Smith

152007. If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. – Logan P. Smith

152008. If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. – Logan P. Smith

152009. Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own. – Logan P. Smith

152010. How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? – Logan P. Smith

152011. Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. – Logan P. Smith

152012. Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them. – Logan P. Smith

152013. All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. – Logan P. Smith

152014. A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. – Logan P. Smith

152015. A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend. – Logan P. Smith

152016. A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent. – Logan P. Smith

152017. Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don’t have to go out and enjoy it. – Logan P. Smith

152018. Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior. – Logan P. Smith

152019. Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income. – Logan P. Smith

152020. People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. – Logan P. Smith

152021. Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. – Logan P. Smith

152022. People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror. – Logan P. Smith

152023. Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. – Logan P. Smith

152024. How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions! – Logan Pearsall Smith

152025. Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there isn’t a God. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152026. There is one thing that matters, to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152027. The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil’s traps for artists. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152028. The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152029. Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152030. I can’t forgive my friends for dying; I don’t find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152031. We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152032. Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither – these make the finest company in the world. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152033. He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152034. Don’t let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you. – Logan Pearsall Smith

152035. Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! – Logan Pearsall Smith

152036. I said ‘It can’t go on’ and he said ‘No, it can’t.’ Honestly, I don’t think I could have mattered less to him by then. But by then, nothing mattered to him. – Maggie Smith

152037. It’s true I don’t tolerate fools but then they don’t tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that’s why I’m quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies. – Maggie Smith

152038. I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost – it’s there and then it’s gone. – Maggie Smith

152039. There’s this wonderful first assistant and he’ll be saying, ‘Now Harry goes down among the dragons.’ You have to hold yourself together. Because if you lose it for a second then you’re sunk. – Maggie Smith

152040. The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage. – Maggie Smith

152041. People say it gets better but it doesn’t. It just gets different, that’s all. – Maggie Smith

152042. Chris and Toby are far too sane to be upset any more. – Maggie Smith

152043. Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. – Margaret Chase Smith

152044. When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. – Margaret Chase Smith

152045. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. – Margaret Chase Smith

152046. Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought. – Margaret Chase Smith

152047. Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation. – Margaret Chase Smith

152048. One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking. – Margaret Chase Smith

152049. Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. – Margaret Chase Smith

152050. In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person. – Margaret Chase Smith

152051. Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods. – Margaret Chase Smith

152052. I always try to think before I talk. – Margaret Chase Smith

152053. If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said “No.” – Margaret Smith

152054. Sin recognized but that may keep us humble, But oh, it keeps us nasty. – Margaret Smith

152055. The best contraceptive is the word no – repeated frequently. – Margaret Smith

152056. My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at? – Margaret Smith

152057. I don’t visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won’t wait in the yard while I run in. – Margaret Smith

152058. I can’t get a relationship to last longer than it takes to make copies of their tapes. – Margaret Smith

152059. The thing with me. I can’t stick musicians. I’ve thought about this. I can’t stand them, and being stuck in a studio with them I think that’s my strength I can hear what they can’t. – Mark E. Smith

152060. Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this? – Mark E. Smith

152061. He told me I didn’t understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn’t understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982. – Mark E. Smith

152062. I used to be psychic, but I drank my way out of it. – Mark E. Smith

152063. I’m just never getting there. I’m getting round to it. I’m beginning to understand it a bit more. – Mark E. Smith

152064. It’s just like music when you reckon it up. It’s like listening to Pavement it’s just The Fall in 1985, isn’t it? They haven’t got an original idea in their heads. – Mark E. Smith

152065. The thing with me, I can’t talk about my work. I find it very difficult. – Mark E. Smith

152066. There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing. – Martha Smith

152067. There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen’s wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans’ use of the Pacific for nuclear testing. – Martha Smith

152068. In Japan, it becomes a huge issue in terms of not just the government and its protest against the United States, but all different groups and all different peoples in Japan start to protest. – Martha Smith

152069. I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. – Martha Smith

152070. I think the Bravo test is really important for a number of reasons. It’s kind of symbolic. It raises a lot of the issues that are related to the whole controversy over nuclear testing. – Martha Smith

152071. I’ve got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans. – Martin C. Smith

152072. But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off. – Martin C. Smith

152073. Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man. – Martin C. Smith

152074. Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class. – Martin C. Smith

152075. There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class. – Martin C. Smith

152076. The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself. – Martin C. Smith

152077. The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it’s cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia. – Martin C. Smith

152078. What’s wonderful is to read the different translations – some done in 1600 and some in 1900 – of the same passage. It’s fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries. – Martin C. Smith

152079. The fact is that I loved being in England. – Martin C. Smith

152080. Most people – and particularly people whose lives have nothing to do with books at all – are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen to them and get it right. – Martin C. Smith

152081. If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it – London, the people of the south. – Martin C. Smith

152082. I’ve always been struck by how unsuspicious people are in general, if you tell them what you’re about. – Martin C. Smith

152083. I’m very aware when I’m speaking to the English of how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is. – Martin C. Smith

152084. I’d always been a great fan of George Orwell. – Martin C. Smith

152085. I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books. – Martin C. Smith

152086. I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I’m such a slow writer. – Martin C. Smith

152087. I feel very bad about getting things wrong. – Martin C. Smith

152088. I hate to be categorized. – Martin C. Smith

152089. As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money. – Martin Cruz Smith

152090. I don’t think London has been given enough credit in a lot of the movies that we make here. – Mel Smith

152091. In this film, we took a helicopter up and showed London as a vista, which is not very often done. – Mel Smith

152092. I directed before I was even in television; I directed in the theatre for seven years, so that was my trade anyway. But in the UK, I’ve given up any hope of being considered a director. – Mel Smith

152093. But in the UK, I’ve given up any hope of being considered a director. – Mel Smith

152094. I’m learning, but I’m getting better at it because I’m learning how to hear God in worship. – Michael W. Smith

152095. Some of the most powerful times are when we’re quiet. – Michael W. Smith

152096. I’ve explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me. – Michael W. Smith

152097. In terms of worship, I think we ought to have the right people leading. – Michael W. Smith

152098. It’s really interesting to go back to ’93 or ’94 and listen to that music, like the I’ll Lead You Home record. – Michael W. Smith

152099. Just look at the Old Testament. They didn’t go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out. – Michael W. Smith

152100. Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay. Love isn’t love until you give it away. – Michael W. Smith

152101. We’ve probably never met, but I wish we had. – Michael W. Smith

152102. Really, I could care less if there’s a Second Decade record. – Michael W. Smith

152103. I’ve been there and done all that, sold millions of records, and that doesn’t bring you peace. – Michael W. Smith

152104. There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too. – Michael W. Smith

152105. Things change when you give your life to serving God, and that can be scary. – Michael W. Smith

152106. This fall I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m starring in a film, an independent film. – Michael W. Smith

152107. Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people. – Michael W. Smith

152108. We were engaged three-and-a-half weeks after the first date. – Michael W. Smith

152109. But I know God has big stuff planned that ultimately doesn’t have anything to do with me. – Michael W. Smith

152110. Not everyone can lead worship. – Michael W. Smith

152111. I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin. – Michael W. Smith

152112. Doing the instrumental thing, you’re really looking for the power of the melody to carry the record. – Michael W. Smith

152113. Even though we were all celebrities to a certain extent, we all looked at each other as family. – Michael W. Smith

152114. For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes. – Michael W. Smith

152115. God deserves the best from us. – Michael W. Smith

152116. Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever. – Michael W. Smith

152117. I’ve said to others that there were places I had forgotten about that were just so powerful. I’ve read the Gospels many times, but it’s been a while since I’ve read through a whole book. – Michael W. Smith

152118. I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral. – Michael W. Smith

152119. I think worship is a lifestyle, first of all. – Michael W. Smith

152120. I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets. – Michael W. Smith

152121. I think it all comes down to relationships – how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I’m involved in. – Michael W. Smith

152122. I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship. – Michael W. Smith

152123. I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record. – Michael W. Smith

152124. I think there’s a passion for God like never before. – Michael W. Smith

152125. I, on the other hand, have a bit of a southern accent. – Michael W. Smith

152126. I believe people are afraid to be still because we’re used to being stimulated. – Michael W. Smith

152127. In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture. – Nancy Banks Smith

152128. You carry forever the fingerprint that comes from being under someone’s thumb. – Nancy Banks Smith

152129. Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman. – Nancy Banks Smith

152130. Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over – except when they are different. – Nancy Banks Smith

152131. But the worst of all is, according to the old phrase, while the grass grows, the horse starves, but the man of money is the man for Nova Scotia. Those may do extremely well. – Nathaniel Smith

152132. If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition of the New England people as well as we do they would not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do. – Nathaniel Smith

152133. May the Lord our God prepare us for every event, then comes Life or Death – it is no great matter. – Nathaniel Smith

152134. There is here, as in all countries, advantages and disadvantages. – Nathaniel Smith

152135. There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught. – Nathaniel Smith

152136. We fear our passage will be attended with difficulties by reason of the great number of passingers which are one hundred and eighty and upwards in number. – Nathaniel Smith

152137. My short game’s not that good. It just becomes a matter of getting that weight moving. – Ozzie Smith

152138. We hope there is a sense of purpose in everything. – Ozzie Smith

152139. I don’t think anybody ever really just retires where they don’t do anything. – Ozzie Smith

152140. We saw very little of the real Jack Buck behind the microphone. He would touch people in ways that we will never know. Jack was much more than just an announcer. – Ozzie Smith

152141. The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication. – Patti Smith

152142. My sunglasses are like my guitar. – Patti Smith

152143. In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen – a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children – I learned a lot. – Patti Smith

152144. Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine. – Patti Smith

152145. Let’s just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty. – Patti Smith

152146. Maybe I’ll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris. – Patti Smith

152147. Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there’s more. – Patti Smith

152148. My mother answers all my fan mail. – Patti Smith

152149. When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock ‘n’ roll was asleep. – Patti Smith

152150. First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60’s is really a survivor. – Patti Smith

152151. Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. – Patti Smith

152152. No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist. – Patti Smith

152153. People have the power to redeem the work of fools. – Patti Smith

152154. Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting. – Patti Smith

152155. In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter. – Patti Smith

152156. Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo – Jo being the writer and the misfit. – Patti Smith

152157. Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand. – Patti Smith

152158. Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand? – Patti Smith

152159. Horses pretty much broke as a record in England. – Patti Smith

152160. In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. – Patti Smith

152161. I always enjoyed doing transgender songs. – Patti Smith

152162. An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God. – Patti Smith

152163. An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn’t know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch. – Patti Smith

152164. Artists are traditionally resistant to labels. – Patti Smith

152165. As far as I’m concerned, being any gender is a drag. – Patti Smith

152166. Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star. – Patti Smith

152167. Everyone thinks of God as a man – you can’t help it – Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man. – Patti Smith

152168. Americans just don’t know what being a movie star’s all about. – Patti Smith

152169. I had a really happy childhood – my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife. – Patti Smith

152170. I have a daughter who’s 11 years old. Maybe she’ll grow up independent and really really heavy and become a movie star and she’ll play me in my life story. – Patti Smith

152171. I like gettin’ old. – Patti Smith

152172. I never thought I was gonna live to 30. – Patti Smith

152173. I think I’m constantly in a state of adjustment. – Patti Smith

152174. I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others. – Patti Smith

152175. If I have any regrets, I could say that I’m sorry I wasn’t a better writer or a better singer. – Patti Smith

152176. Christianity made us think there’s one heaven. – Patti Smith

152177. The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek. – Red Smith

152178. It was an ideal day for football – too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players. – Red Smith

152179. I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents. – Red Smith

152180. B is for Breasts Of which ladies have two; Once prized for the function, Now for the view. – Robert Paul Smith

152181. You know, the Internets made us more aware of what people think about us. – Robert Smith

152182. I’m not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn’t bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway. – Robert Smith

152183. When we started I wasn’t the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs. – Robert Smith

152184. But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw out their arms and go beserk for a while; otherwise you never know what your limits are. I was just trying to find mine. – Robert Smith

152185. There’s no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage. If I did, I’d sit down and doze off. – Robert Smith

152186. Sometimes I’ll get to the end of a song, open my eyes and there’s all these faces peering at me. It’s quite horrifying. – Robert Smith

152187. Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations. That’s why I don’t think we’ll ever grow up. – Robert Smith

152188. Nobody notices me. Nobody thinks I’m me. But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts. – Robert Smith

152189. No, come to think of it, I don’t think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to. – Robert Smith

152190. Like I can’t cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can’t let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice. – Robert Smith

152191. If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I’d disband the group immediately. – Robert Smith

152192. I’ve always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don’t write about it. – Robert Smith

152193. You don’t really know a song until you play it live. – Robert Smith

152194. I’d rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston. – Robert Smith

152195. I wouldn’t want to think people doted on us, hung on every word, or wanted to look like us. – Robert Smith

152196. I think the rock’n’roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap. – Robert Smith

152197. I never answer if someone knocks on my door and only the band and my manager have my phone number. In any case my phone doesn’t ring so I never notice it. I occasionally just walk past and pick it up to see if anyone’s there. – Robert Smith

152198. I honestly don’t class myself as a songwriter. I’ve got ‘musician’ written on my passport. That’s even funnier. – Robert Smith

152199. I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else’s entertainment, not mine. – Robert Smith

152200. I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore. – Robert Smith

152201. I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with. People think you can’t be grown up unless you’re moaning about your job. – Robert Smith

152202. I could write songs as bad as Wham’s if I really felt the urge to, but what’s the point? – Robert Smith

152203. Each time I play a song it seems more real. – Robert Smith

152204. They may not like us, but they can’t get away from knowing who we are. – Robert Smith

152205. I became an adult in an extreme way. I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another. – Robert Smith

152206. You can’t drink on an eight hour flight, pass out, and then go onstage… well you can, but then you’re Spandau Ballet. – Robert Smith

152207. Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy L. Smith

152208. We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. – Roy L. Smith

152209. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith

152210. The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity. – Roy L. Smith

152211. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. – Roy L. Smith

152212. More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure. – Roy L. Smith

152213. The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. – Roy L. Smith

152214. The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share. – Roy L. Smith

152215. An Indian tribe is sovereign to the extent that the U.S. permits it to be sovereign. – Russell Smith

152216. Sometimes I still worry that the next day will be the last day of the Earth. – Samantha Smith

152217. And he said that he didn’t want to have a war or anything like that again. – Samantha Smith

152218. God made the world for us to live together in peace and not fight. – Samantha Smith

152219. If you aren’t please tell me how you are going to not have a war. – Samantha Smith

152220. Well, I asked him who would start the war first. – Samantha Smith

152221. Well, I just hope we can have peace, and I hope it’ll do some good. – Samantha Smith

152222. He said that if we were going to have a war, they would never be the first ones to start it. – Samantha Smith

152223. We have a product for sale called news, and I’m a salesman. – Shepard Smith

152224. We don’t communicate in full sentences anyway. We don’t need all those words. – Shepard Smith

152225. The exact time of death, I think, is not something that matters so much at this moment for we will be reliving John Paul’s life for many days and weeks and even years and decades and centuries to come. – Shepard Smith

152226. I need to keep my story count high. I’m trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We’re telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think. – Shepard Smith

152227. I look for those moments that are “gee whiz” moments. There’s some “gee whiz” stories in our show, and they can’t be written like A-1 in the Times. They have to be written more like Page 6 in the Post. – Shepard Smith

152228. Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. – Stan Smith

152229. This Englishwoman is so refined, She has no bosom and no behind. – Stevie Smith

152230. Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning. I was much further out than you thought, and not waving but drowning. I was much too far out all my life, And not waving but drowning. – Stevie Smith

152231. I’m alive today, therefore I’m just as much a part of our time as everybody else. The times will just have to enlarge themselves to make room for me, won’t they, and for everybody else. – Stevie Smith

152232. I may be smelly and I may be old, Rough in my pebbles, reedy in my pools, But where my fish float by I bless their swimming, And I like the people to bathe in me especially women. – Stevie Smith

152233. I don’t think Auden liked my poetry very much, he’s very Anglican. – Stevie Smith

152234. All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet. – Stevie Smith

152235. I don’t get to go out but an hour a day. – Susan Smith

152236. At this very moment, I don’t feel I will be able to handle what’s coming. – Susan Smith

152237. I broke down on Thursday, Nov. 3, and told Sheriff Howard Wells the truth. It wasn’t easy, but after the truth was out, I felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders. – Susan Smith

152238. I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help. – Susan Smith

152239. My children, Michael and Alex, are with our Heavenly Father now, and I know that they will never be hurt again. As a mom, that means more than words could ever say. – Susan Smith

152240. Why was I feeling this way? Why was everything so bad in my life? I had no answers to these questions. – Susan Smith

152241. When I left home, I was going to ride around a little while and then go to my mom’s. As I rode and rode and rode, I felt even more anxiety coming upon me about not wanting to live. – Susan Smith

152242. The hardest part of this whole ordeal is not knowing if your children are getting what they need to survive. – Susan Smith

152243. My children deserve to have the best, and now they will. – Susan Smith

152244. Michael and Alex, I love you. And we’re going to have the biggest celebration when you get home. – Susan Smith

152245. It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child. – Susan Smith

152246. I was in love with someone very much, but he didn’t love me and never would. I had a very difficult time accepting that. But I had hurt him very much, and I could see why he could never love me. – Susan Smith

152247. I wanted to end my life so bad and was in my car ready to go down that ramp into the water, and I did go part way, but I stopped. I went again and stopped. I then got out of the car and stood by the car a nervous wreck. – Susan Smith

152248. I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!! – Susan Smith

152249. I felt I couldn’t be a good mom anymore, but I didn’t want my children to grow up without a mom. I felt I had to end our lives to protect us from any grief or harm. – Susan Smith

152250. When I get out… if I get out of here, I hope that maybe we can get back together and have more kids. – Susan Smith

152251. I don’t know why I did it. – Susan Smith

152252. I know that my life is going to be hell from here on. – Susan Smith

152253. I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive myself for what I have done. – Susan Smith

152254. I dropped to the lowest point when I allowed my children to go down that ramp into the water without me. – Susan Smith

152255. I felt like things could never get any worse. – Susan Smith

152256. I had never felt so lonely and so sad in my entire life. – Susan Smith

152257. I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me. – Susan Smith

152258. I have put my faith in the Lord, and I really believe He’s taking care of them. They’re too beautiful and precious that He’s not going to let anything happen to them. – Susan Smith

152259. I knew from day one, the truth would prevail, but I was so scared I didn’t know what to do. – Susan Smith

152260. I know now that it is going to be a tough and long road ahead of me. – Susan Smith

152261. In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. – Sydney Smith

152262. A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. – Sydney Smith

152263. Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. – Sydney Smith

152264. I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland. – Sydney Smith

152265. I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury. – Sydney Smith

152266. Heaven never helps the men who will not act. – Sydney Smith

152267. I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so. – Sydney Smith

152268. Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time. – Sydney Smith

152269. Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty. – Sydney Smith

152270. Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up. – Sydney Smith

152271. Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737. – Sydney Smith

152272. Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due. – Sydney Smith

152273. A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. – Sydney Smith

152274. It is safest to be moderately base – to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue. – Sydney Smith

152275. Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. – Sydney Smith

152276. As the French say, there are three sexes – men, women, and clergymen. – Sydney Smith

152277. Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient. – Sydney Smith

152278. Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. – Sydney Smith

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152279. What you don’t know would make a great book. – Sydney Smith

152280. What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors? – Sydney Smith

152281. What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion! – Sydney Smith

152282. To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. – Sydney Smith

152283. To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to’t with delight. – Sydney Smith

152284. The thing about performance, even if it’s only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. – Sydney Smith

152285. The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions. – Sydney Smith

152286. It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can. – Sydney Smith

152287. Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible. – Sydney Smith

152288. No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior. – Sydney Smith

152289. Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship. – Sydney Smith

152290. It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. – Sydney Smith

152291. Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done. – Sydney Smith

152292. Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones. – Sydney Smith

152293. Live always in the best company when you read. – Sydney Smith

152294. Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in. – Sydney Smith

152295. Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. – Sydney Smith

152296. Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. – Sydney Smith

152297. Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. – Sydney Smith

152298. Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach. – Sydney Smith

152299. Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. – Sydney Smith

152300. I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency, from fire, insurrection, or any thing else. – Thomas L. Smith

152301. In the event of fire in any of the public buildings troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property, and should insurrection break out the protection of life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars, than by the whole City. – Thomas L. Smith

152302. It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections and that it is becoming more and more so. – Thomas L. Smith

152303. Suspicions of degrading morale within some units. – Thomas Smith

152304. Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence. – Thomas Smith

152305. Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed. – Thomas V. Smith

152306. No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool. – Thomas V. Smith

152307. Like life itself my stories have no point and get absolutely nowhere. – Thorne Smith

152308. Quite casually I wander into my plot, poke around with my characters for a while, then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved. – Thorne Smith

152309. Without so much as turning a hair I freely admit that I am one of America’s greatest realists. – Thorne Smith

152310. I knew nothing about the people who ran the game in those days. – Tommy Smith

152311. In those days reputation was a big thing. If you could win a game before you went out, win it. That could mean winning it in the papers by saying certain things or by not saying certain things. You got very crafty at the game. – Tommy Smith

152312. In 1941 I finished at Allison Intermediate School (grades 7-9), and started at North High School, commuting by bicycle about 5 miles from home to school. – Vernon L. Smith

152313. In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries on my bicycle to customers who called in orders. – Vernon L. Smith

152314. I gradually became persuaded that the subjects, without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics. – Vernon L. Smith

152315. I still have my original social security card signed when I was 13. – Vernon L. Smith

152316. Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined. – Vernon L. Smith

152317. After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools – except for penmanship, which was not my forte. – Vernon L. Smith

152318. After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics. – Vernon L. Smith

152319. Yes, long hours and a hard life for my parents, but for a six to seven year old every new day dawned with fresh excitement when you have not a care in the world, and so much to learn and witness. – Vernon L. Smith

152320. I can still memory – taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits – both made with lard! – that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove. – Vernon L. Smith

152321. Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. – W. Eugene Smith

152322. The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera. – W. Eugene Smith

152323. Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. – W. Eugene Smith

152324. Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold. – W. Eugene Smith

152325. I’ve never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil. – W. Eugene Smith

152326. Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think. – Walter Smith

152327. Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. – Walter Smith

152328. Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. – Will Smith

152329. I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. – Will Smith

152330. I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived. – Will Smith

152331. I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my ‘Will Smith’ thing and get paid. – Will Smith

152332. I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women. – Will Smith

152333. If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States. – Will Smith

152334. Well, all I know is what I read in the papers. – Will Smith

152335. You can cry, ain’t no shame in it. – Will Smith

152336. Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. – Will Smith

152337. Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith

152338. There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy? – Will Smith

152339. On learning to swim: I’m too big to have some woman hold my stomach and say ‘Now kick your feet.’ – Will Smith

152340. My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason. – Will Smith

152341. In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet. – Will Smith

152342. It’s quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can’t imagine what else I could do beyond this. It’s really a bittersweet kind of feeling. – Will Smith

152343. In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual. – William Robertson Smith

152344. The god, it would appear, was frequently thought of as the physical progenitor or first father of his people. – William Robertson Smith

152345. We are so accustomed to think of religion as a thing between individual men and God that we can hardly enter into the idea of a religion in which a whole nation in its national organisation appears as the religious unit. – William Robertson Smith

152346. Thus a man was born into a fixed relation to certain gods as surely as he was born into a relation to his fellow-men; and his religion… was simply one side of the general scheme of conduct prescribed for him by his position as a member of society. – William Robertson Smith

152347. This, it may be said, is no more than a hypothesis… only of that force of precedent which in all times has been so strong to keep alive religious forms of which the original meaning is lost. – William Robertson Smith

152348. This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths. – William Robertson Smith

152349. The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper… no one cared what he believed about its origin. – William Robertson Smith

152350. The land of a god corresponds with the land of his worshipers. – William Robertson Smith

152351. The god can no more exist without his people than the nation without its god. – William Robertson Smith

152352. The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity. – William Robertson Smith

152353. Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society, and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part, or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged. – William Robertson Smith

152354. In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people… and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual. – William Robertson Smith

152355. Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin. – William Robertson Smith

152356. But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers. – William Robertson Smith

152357. But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches. – William Robertson Smith

152358. That the God-man died for his people, and that His death is their life, is an idea which was in some degree foreshadowed by the older mystical sacrifices. – William Robertson Smith

152359. Oh no, the dead have risen and they’re voting Republican. – Yeardley Smith

152360. Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. – Yeardley Smith

152361. You can’t create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings. – Yeardley Smith

152362. Is your remarkably sexist drivel intentional, or just some horrible mistake? – Yeardley Smith

152363. Everybody sort of questioned why we get married on New Year’s Day, and of course, the avid sports fans wouldn’t come, because they had to watch the Rose Bowl or whatever that is on that day. – Yeardley Smith

152364. A man who envies our family is a man who needs help. – Yeardley Smith

152365. If I revealed all that has been made known to me, scarcely a man on this stand would stay with me.” and “Brethren, if I were to tell you all I know of the kingdom of God, I do know that you would rise up and kill me. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152366. In your hands or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world whom it would be safe to trust with it. Remember, I am a prophet! – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152367. We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152368. If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles, and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152369. What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152370. All your losses will be made up to you in the resurrection, provided you continue faithful. By the vision of the Almighty I have seen it. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152371. If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152372. Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152373. If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152374. I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152375. I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152376. I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision, were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152377. I am not learned, but I have as good feelings as any man. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152378. If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152379. Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ; of which I myself am not ashamed. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152380. No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152381. Noah came before the flood. I have come before the fire. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152382. One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152383. Salvation cannot come without revelation. Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either; and I will say that no man knows these things without this. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152384. Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152385. The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152386. The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152387. The secret of masonry is to keep a secret. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152388. There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified, we shall see that it is all matter. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152389. An angel of God never has wings. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152390. Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152391. Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152392. Truth is Mormonism. God is the author of it. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152393. It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

152394. It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil. – James Smithson

152395. The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other. – James Smithson

152396. Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things. – Robert Smithson

152397. I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation. – Robert Smithson

152398. Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence. – Robert Smithson

152399. Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an idea in somebody’s head. – Robert Smithson

152400. A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence. – Robert Smithson

152401. A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world. – Robert Smithson

152402. Abstraction is everybody’s zero but nobody’s nought. – Robert Smithson

152403. An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. – Robert Smithson

152404. Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time. – Robert Smithson

152405. Art’s development should be dialectical and not metaphysical. – Robert Smithson

152406. Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories. – Robert Smithson

152407. Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. – Robert Smithson

152408. Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning. – Robert Smithson

152409. Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. – Robert Smithson

152410. From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered by the New York City skyline. – Robert Smithson

152411. History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information. – Robert Smithson

152412. Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification. – Robert Smithson

152413. Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues. – Robert Smithson

152414. Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void. – Robert Smithson

152415. The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. – Robert Smithson

152416. The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. – Robert Smithson

152417. The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye. – Robert Smithson

152418. Some artists imagine they’ve got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control. – Robert Smithson

152419. History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody’s own vacancy. – Robert Smithson

152420. Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal. – Robert Smithson

152421. Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future. – Robert Smithson

152422. Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art . – Robert Smithson

152423. Nature is never finished. – Robert Smithson

152424. Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development. – Robert Smithson

152425. Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum. – Robert Smithson

152426. Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising. – Robert Smithson

152427. When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. – Robert Smithson

152428. Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content. – Robert Smithson

152429. Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem. – Robert Smithson

152430. Celebrity hits like a bomb. – Jimmy Smits

152431. You have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what’s happening round you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist. – Jimmy Smits

152432. When we are out there selling a new picture, when did it become part of the deal that you have to sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life to get attention? I’m not blaming the reporters. It’s the system. – Jimmy Smits

152433. Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft, and I am a pretty happy camper. – Jimmy Smits

152434. There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business, but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected: – Shine! – Jimmy Smits

152435. For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we’re just the hired hands, acting. – Jimmy Smits

152436. I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer. – Jimmy Smits

152437. In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer. I was just one of the many workers trying to do my part to help the community. – Jimmy Smits

152438. There’s something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer. – Jimmy Smits

152439. It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment. – Jimmy Smits

152440. I like the gypsy aspect of this business. – Jimmy Smits

152441. If you’re afraid to live your life in a glass bubble, how can you do what we do in this industry? – Jimmy Smits

152442. I’ve been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me. – Jimmy Smits

152443. I’ve been in California for about 15 years now. You’re always in your car and insulated. I miss New York so much. – Jimmy Smits

152444. I’m an actor. I love to act. That’s my job. I’ll leave the politicking to others. – Jimmy Smits

152445. I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment. – Jimmy Smits

152446. Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall. – Tobias Smollett

152447. Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. – Tobias Smollett

152448. Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids. – Dick Smothers

152449. It works much like a marriage, an old marriage. You’ve got to work on it. – Dick Smothers

152450. Our shows today are better and funnier than they’ve ever been. – Dick Smothers

152451. We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, ‘Hey, stupid, that’s not right,’ and he was like a silly kid trying to impress. – Dick Smothers

152452. Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! – Tommy Smothers

152453. When you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s hard to know when you’re finished. – Tommy Smothers

152454. The ultimate censorship is the flick of the dial. – Tommy Smothers

152455. The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. – Tommy Smothers

152456. Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled ‘wrong’. – Raymond Smullyan

152457. Why should I be worried about dying? It’s not going to happen in my lifetime! – Raymond Smullyan

152458. Until you play it, St. Andrews looks like the sort of real estate you couldn’t give away. – Sam Snead

152459. Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. – Sam Snead

152460. Practice puts brains in your muscles. – Sam Snead

152461. The greens are harder than a whore’s heart. – Sam Snead

152462. The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. – Sam Snead

152463. The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat. – Sam Snead

152464. The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish. – Sam Snead

152465. These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. – Sam Snead

152466. Those who go along get along. – Sam Snead

152467. To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it’s detachment. – Sam Snead

152468. If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death. – Sam Snead

152469. Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players’ minds the next time out. – Sam Snead

152470. Golf is played with the arms. – Sam Snead

152471. Forget your opponents; always play against par. – Sam Snead

152472. Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome. – Sam Snead

152473. Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot. – Sam Snead

152474. As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances. – Peter Snell

152475. Running became boring because it’s so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do. – Peter Snell

152476. Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true. – Richard Snelling

152477. Disinformation is most effective in a very narrow context. – Frank Snepp

152478. I tested the waters on producing a record, but I’m more of a creative guy… I can’t get into minute details. – Dee Snider

152479. I went for an outrageous form of expressing myself. It seemed to be a way that I could make my name and show that I was somebody. – Dee Snider

152480. There’s no tour plans, no reunion, no new album… nothing. – Dee Snider

152481. You can’t stop rock-n-roll! – Dee Snider

152482. In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it. – Duke Snider

152483. My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac. – Duke Snider

152484. Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging. – Duke Snider

152485. Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games. – Duke Snider

152486. What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems. – Duke Snider

152487. I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen. – Wesley Snipes

152488. My dream had always just been to do my work well, fall in love and build a life for myself. – Carrie Snodgress

152489. There was a note on my dressing room table that said, Call Neil Young. – Carrie Snodgress

152490. I wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll girl. I said, Neil Young, Neil Young, where do I know that name from? – Carrie Snodgress

152491. I was never really a career woman. My life always came first. – Carrie Snodgress

152492. I fell in love with Neil’s pain. We were in this cocoon of intensity. Neil and I were uniquely in the same position at the same time, having overwhelming success facing us. – Carrie Snodgress

152493. I don’t see myself being an actress forever. – Carrie Snodgress

152494. I decided I was going to be in love. I was going to give it everything I had. It was like heaven on that ranch. I don’t know why we broke up. We never fought. – Carrie Snodgress

152495. I mean, I’m pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I’m like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I’m just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television. – Brittany Snow

152496. I grew up doing all that stuff because I was obsessed with the ’50s. I had sock hops for birthday parties. So I’ve always done The Twist and stuff. It was pretty natural and, with my parents doing it all the time, I’d just copy them. Not very pretty. – Brittany Snow

152497. I didn’t really work with Vin on it except we talked about it a little bit. I think it was kind of cool because we didn’t think it was going to be that emotional. I don’t think Vin knew I was going to be that emotional. – Brittany Snow

152498. He was so good with the kids on the set. He just knew exactly how to handle them. The baby would cry and Vin would hold him and do all these weird sounds and the baby would stop crying. It was really cute. – Brittany Snow

152499. Well, I had said to my friends, it’s going to be good, but I bet it’s going to be cheesy in a way. And I didn’t think that at all. It’s so good and was just so funny. – Brittany Snow

152500. No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. – Carrie P. Snow

152501. The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. – Carrie P. Snow

152502. Why get married and make one man miserable when I can stay single and make thousands miserable? – Carrie P. Snow

152503. Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. – Carrie P. Snow

152504. Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope. – Carrie P. Snow

152505. It is only by the rational use of technology; to control and guide what technology is doing; that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine. – Carrie P. Snow

152506. I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species. – Carrie P. Snow

152507. Civilization is hideously fragile and there’s not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish. – Carrie P. Snow

152508. A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. – Carrie P. Snow

152509. Advertising degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose. – Carrie P. Snow

152510. Whenever we don’t turn the ball over, we’re pretty productive. When you’re turning the ball over, you’re cutting down on offensive opportunities. – Eric Snow

152511. I haven’t seen one guy beat five people yet. It needs to be done collectively. – Eric Snow

152512. I’ve had about 140 albums released, and I’ve done everything I wanted to do. – Hank Snow

152513. It’s really sort of morbid, but she said her mother wanted to see me all her life. And when she died, she made just one request: that a picture of me be put into her casket. So somewhere in England, I’m in a casket. – Hank Snow

152514. You don’t fix the problem until you define it. – John W. Snow

152515. The global economy is in pretty good shape. – John W. Snow

152516. We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy. – John W. Snow

152517. Well, there’s no doubt about the fact that, that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation, greater energy efficiency, and they also, of course, play a useful role on the supply side. – John W. Snow

152518. Well, the U.S. is running a current account deficit; we are creating lots of investment opportunities in the United States that exceed our own domestic savings rates, so the issue here is to encourage higher savings rates in the United States. – John W. Snow

152519. Well, I think the global economy is in the position for continuing good growth with inflation well in check. – John W. Snow

152520. Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I’m encouraged that there’s some prospect for that now. – John W. Snow

152521. Well, I make a practice of not commenting on the role of the relative exchange value of our currency. – John W. Snow

152522. We’re focused on doing the things that make the economy perform well, and as you do that, reduce deficits, for one, very important; secondly, keep growth rates high, very important. – John W. Snow

152523. We promote domestic savings by also things like the personal accounts associated with the president’s Social Security initiative, which over time would generate more savings. – John W. Snow

152524. We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality. – John W. Snow

152525. We have the deepest and most liquid capital markets in the world. – John W. Snow

152526. We can get more energy out of the north slope of Alaska; we have available the ability to make ourselves less dependent on those uncertain sources of supply from the Middle East. And it’s important we do that. – John W. Snow

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152527. I think we’ll build a consensus for action on Social Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis. – John W. Snow

152528. We have to keep our eye on inflation, but so far inflation remains reasonably in check on the global stage. – John W. Snow

152529. And I think the American people look to the leaders to lead. They look to the leaders to take on the big problems. And the president deserves a lot of credit for doing that. – John W. Snow

152530. And one of our points of continuing conversation with our trading partners is the urgency of their taking steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance. – John W. Snow

152531. And our big theme has been, you have made so much progress, we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred. They clearly work and continuing on that path will produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people. – John W. Snow

152532. And we have abundant natural energy resources in the country. We haven’t been taking adequate advantage of them, and we can burn coal in a clean way; we could improve the grid. – John W. Snow

152533. We have a serious structural deficit problem. And it needs to be addressed. The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security, but the problem is there with other entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid. – John W. Snow

152534. Everybody you talk to about insurance says the insurance market has become a lot more vibrant as a result of lifting, allowing the foreign direct investment. – John W. Snow

152535. Moderation of oil prices would be very, very welcome. But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth, sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check. – John W. Snow

152536. Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we’re committed to engaging the global economy. – John W. Snow

152537. Social Security represents an $11 trillion unfunded obligation. And when I say unfunded obligation, I mean we have to come up with $11 trillion at some point to make the system whole. – John W. Snow

152538. Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is, respecting the political process, and respecting the fact that these are sovereign decisions, is that, approaching India as a friend. – John W. Snow

152539. The deficit – the U.S. knows our deficit is too large. We are committed to bringing it down. We are bringing it down. The deficit came in for fiscal year ’05 at considerably below where it was the prior year. – John W. Snow

152540. But clearly an economy that’s growing and expanding like this one – and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong – that’s an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation. – John W. Snow

152541. As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may be. – Lorenzo Snow

152542. I am here wrongfully convicted and wrongfully sentenced. – Lorenzo Snow

152543. There is no Latter day Saint who dies after having lived a faithful life who will lose anything because of having failed to do certain things when opportunities were not furnished him or her. – Lorenzo Snow

152544. They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened. – Lorenzo Snow

152545. We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders for the beloved United States, which was founded by noble and inspired men. – Lorenzo Snow

152546. Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks. – Tony Snow

152547. Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor – providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness. – Tony Snow

152548. Sometimes, political campaigns make decent people act and talk like perfect buffoons. – Tony Snow

152549. Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home. – Tony Snow

152550. It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom, because free societies are a lot more peaceable than dictatorships and monarchies. – Tony Snow

152551. It is a common mistake these days to politicize anything and everything, including music. – Tony Snow

152552. Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh, which can’t be too big of a surprise. – Tony Snow

152553. In other words, Social Security is every bit as insecure as the stock market. – Tony Snow

152554. Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe. – Tony Snow

152555. George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though he lost the popular vote, he governed as if he had won by acclamation. – Tony Snow

152556. Many people don’t give a rip about politics and know as much about public affairs as they know about the topography of Pluto. – Tony Snow

152557. Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits. – Tony Snow

152558. Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues. – Tony Snow

152559. If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. – Tony Snow

152560. We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend. – Tony Snow

152561. The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well. – Tony Snow

152562. The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two. – Tony Snow

152563. The real sin with Social Security is that it’s a long-term rip-off and a short-term scam. – Tony Snow

152564. The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn’t make you less of what you were. You are still you. – Tony Snow

152565. The United States spends more money on African aid than any nation on earth. – Tony Snow

152566. There is no Senate rule governing the proper uses of the filibuster. – Tony Snow

152567. To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes. – Tony Snow

152568. Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. – Tony Snow

152569. Well, we can’t afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization. – Tony Snow

152570. We’ve got to rebuild human hearts – and persuade people that hope isn’t just possible, but essential. – Tony Snow

152571. It makes no sense to pack an auditorium with 5,000 people and then tell them to keep quiet. – Tony Snow

152572. That said, ID does not qualify as science because it gives us nothing to test or measure. Science requires replicable tests involving measurable variables. – Tony Snow

152573. We live in an anaesthetized society. – Tony Snow

152574. Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we can always pick up a bargain when in the US. – Lisa Snowdon

152575. I can still jump on the Tube. I don’t want that to change. – Lisa Snowdon

152576. I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes – I can never resist a new scent. – Lisa Snowdon

152577. I like to browse in Cartier, Chanel and Gucci and if something special grabs my eye I splash out. – Lisa Snowdon

152578. And my parents’ separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn’t been getting on. – Lisa Snowdon

152579. I’m the oldest and I’ve got two sisters. – Lisa Snowdon

152580. Well I’ve got lots more great TV projects in the pipeline. – Lisa Snowdon

152581. My parents were divorcing, and I think at certain times of your life you do attract the wrong type of person. You don’t know any better, and you don’t know how you’d like to be treated. – Lisa Snowdon

152582. I really only ever go on sun holidays so in my experience I prepare myself for the beach. – Lisa Snowdon

152583. I think I’m slightly impulsive, sometimes organised and always in search of a bargain! – Lisa Snowdon

152584. I use fake tan myself with a self tanning spray. – Lisa Snowdon

152585. I’m a real home girl. – Lisa Snowdon

152586. I’m on VH1 now, will be working on ITV’s This Morning again from September. – Lisa Snowdon

152587. In my hand luggage I always have my camera, iPod, make-up bag, tooth brush, cleansing products, clean underwear, socks and a change of clothes in case anything goes missing at the other end – and of course my passport. – Lisa Snowdon

152588. It was my first big relationship and it was just very abusive. I wouldn’t give him the credit of naming him, if he ever reads this. But he was older, in the music business – or so he said. – Lisa Snowdon

152589. Sex keeps me in shape. I don’t diet, I eat what I like. I love Mars bars and I smoke and drink. But I love running off in the middle of the day to make love. It really burns up calories. – Lisa Snowdon

152590. On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food. – Lisa Snowdon

152591. If I’m going away for longer than a week I take a suitcase and check it in but I’m good at packing light and quick – years of modelling, travelling and living out of a suitcase has trained me well. – Lisa Snowdon

152592. We recognized in 1996 that, with progress in the field of genetics accelerating at a breathtaking pace, we need to ensure that advances in treatment and prevention of disease do not constitute a new basis for discrimination. – Olympia Snowe

152593. Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing – and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election. – Olympia Snowe

152594. Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences. – Olympia Snowe

152595. It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors, informing them of the services available that will lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement. – Olympia Snowe

152596. In today’s world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate – and even thrive – in an environmentally-friendly manner. – Olympia Snowe

152597. At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States. – Olympia Snowe

152598. Hopefully, 21 years later, Judge Roberts possesses an openness with respect to issues of gender-based wage discrimination. – Olympia Snowe

152599. Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries – not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well. – Olympia Snowe

152600. I was not put on this earth to listen to meat! – Dana Snyder

152601. The Highlander was a documentary, and events happened in real time. – Dana Snyder

152602. I love being a part of Aqua Teen. – Dana Snyder

152603. Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there. – Gary Snyder

152604. There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea. – Gary Snyder

152605. I have never fallen in love with my own voice, but I’ve always had an attraction for it. – Tom Snyder

152606. If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat? – Tom Snyder

152607. People want a result. Immigrant voters aren’t stupid, and they’re going to know who’s on their side. – Tom Snyder

152608. When everything is coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane. – Tom Snyder

152609. It is important to note that there are no age limitations on who can donate organs and tissue. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors. – Vic Snyder

152610. Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority. – Vic Snyder

152611. The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America. – Vic Snyder

152612. If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it. I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans, that you should be responsible for what you eat. – Vic Snyder

152613. The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country. – Vic Snyder

152614. When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure. – DeForest Soaries

152615. The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members. – DeForest Soaries

152616. When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in a park that was never shoveled when it snowed. The basketball rims were never fixed. And we understood then that there was a relationship between public policy and our quality of life. – DeForest Soaries

152617. When Congress passed the Help America Vote Act in 2002, I was thrilled to learn that the federal government would offer resources to all states to assist them in enhancing the voting process in America. – DeForest Soaries

152618. What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that’s wrong. – DeForest Soaries

152619. We have no basis for having a recall of any particular type of voting equipment because there are no standards. And when we do have standards, even these standards are required to be voluntary. – DeForest Soaries

152620. We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf. We had to use the information that already existed to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country. And we had to do all of that in ten months. – DeForest Soaries

152621. Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed. – DeForest Soaries

152622. My sense was that most of the elected officials in Washington – in their heart of hearts – really believe that the system can’t be too bad because it produced them. – DeForest Soaries

152623. It’s an embarrassment that we don’t have a broad enough consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place. I could count the members of Congress on one hand that took these issues seriously. – DeForest Soaries

152624. I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places. – DeForest Soaries

152625. I started out as a 16 year old registering people to vote. – DeForest Soaries

152626. I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries. – DeForest Soaries

152627. And when people in power can stay in power they do very little to tinker with the apparatus that put them in power. – DeForest Soaries

152628. Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private… and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind. – DeForest Soaries

152629. I did try to get a few of those teen high-school movies, but they just didn’t like me. I guess I wasn’t a certain type. – Leelee Sobieski

152630. I think when you’re doing a lead role, there is so much more pressure. If you fail, not only do you fail, but everybody else fails, too. As opposed to when it’s a supporting role and it’s only you that sucked. – Leelee Sobieski

152631. I was being honest – I have nothing to hide. All I do, all the time, with everybody, is tell them what I am thinking, what I am feeling. – Leelee Sobieski

152632. If only I could find a guy who wasn’t in his 70s to talk to me about white cranes, I’d be madly in love. – Leelee Sobieski

152633. This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life? – Leelee Sobieski

152634. Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right. – Joseph Sobran

152635. War is just one more big government program. – Joseph Sobran

152636. Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized. – Joseph Sobran

152637. Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission. – Joseph Sobran

152638. The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. – Joseph Sobran

152639. True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. – Ralph W. Sockman

152640. Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength. – Ralph W. Sockman

152641. When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, ‘That is the real thing.’ – Ralph W. Sockman

152642. Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it. – Ralph W. Sockman

152643. The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. – Ralph W. Sockman

152644. The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves. – Ralph W. Sockman

152645. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. – Ralph W. Sockman

152646. A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis. – Ralph W. Sockman

152647. Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow. – Ralph W. Sockman

152648. Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted. – Ralph W. Sockman

152649. Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion. – Ralph W. Sockman

152650. A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves. – Ralph W. Sockman

152651. A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men. – Ralph W. Sockman

152652. When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured, a minister has put a mortgage on his soul. – Ralph W. Sockman

152653. Love is the outreach of self toward completion. – Ralph W. Sockman

152654. The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. – Socrates

152655. Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. – Socrates

152656. Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death. – Socrates

152657. One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. – Socrates

152658. Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. – Socrates

152659. The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates

152660. My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates

152661. To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. – Socrates

152662. It is not living that matters, but living rightly. – Socrates

152663. If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. – Socrates

152664. Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. – Socrates

152665. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

152666. The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods. – Socrates

152667. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates

152668. True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. – Socrates

152669. True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates

152670. Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence. – Socrates

152671. Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

152672. Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. – Socrates

152673. I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. – Socrates

152674. If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. – Socrates

152675. The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

152676. Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind. – Socrates

152677. Let him that would move the world first move himself. – Socrates

152678. I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good. – Socrates

152679. A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true. – Socrates

152680. All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine. – Socrates

152681. An honest man is always a child. – Socrates

152682. As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. – Socrates

152683. As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. – Socrates

152684. Be as you wish to seem. – Socrates

152685. Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – Socrates

152686. Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates

152687. By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates

152688. I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. – Socrates

152689. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. – Socrates

152690. False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Socrates

152691. From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. – Socrates

152692. I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. – Socrates

152693. He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. – Socrates

152694. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. – Socrates

152695. I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates

152696. Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. – Socrates

152697. Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates

152698. I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. – Socrates

152699. Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance with regard to the precise effect of the impact of modern science upon the mode of living of the people and upon their civilisation. – Frederick Soddy

152700. The pure air and dazzling snow belong to things beyond the reach of all personal feeling, almost beyond the reach of life. Yet such things are a part of our life, neither the least noble nor the most terrible. – Frederick Soddy

152701. The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided the capital of the great banking business as it exists today. – Frederick Soddy

152702. There is nothing left now for us but to get ever deeper and deeper into debt to the banking system in order to provide the increasing amounts of money the nation requires for its expansion and growth. – Frederick Soddy

152703. There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment. – Frederick Soddy

152704. To-day it appears as though it may well be altogether abolished in the future as it has to some extent been mitigated in the past by the unceasing, and as it now appears, unlimited ascent of man to knowledge, and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature. – Frederick Soddy

152705. On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries. – Frederick Soddy

152706. In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture which I am to give has shown me, even more clearly than I knew before, how many others share with me, often, indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for which you have awarded me the prize. – Frederick Soddy

152707. With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life. – Frederick Soddy

152708. Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying, withal majestically beautiful. – Frederick Soddy

152709. It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher’s Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source. – Frederick Soddy

152710. Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it. – Frederick Soddy

152711. But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance. – Frederick Soddy

152712. An honest money system is the only alternative. – Frederick Soddy

152713. Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today. – Frederick Soddy

152714. Man cannot influence in this respect the atomic forces of Nature. – Frederick Soddy

152715. Well, it’s 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you’re having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring. – Steven Soderbergh

152716. Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering. – Steven Soderbergh

152717. Making a film that’s supposed to be fun to watch is really hard – that’s the weird irony of it. – Steven Soderbergh

152718. Maybe I’ll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that. – Steven Soderbergh

152719. Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that’s not reality, it’s just another aesthetic form of fiction. – Steven Soderbergh

152720. The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die – if you are found wanting over a period of time, you’ve either got to change what you’re doing or find something else to do. – Steven Soderbergh

152721. The key is, if you’re not monkeying around with the script, then everything usually goes pretty well. – Steven Soderbergh

152722. The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that just stops you when you have ideas like combining The Red Desert with an armored car heist movie. – Steven Soderbergh

152723. There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t. – Steven Soderbergh

152724. To me the director’s job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally. – Steven Soderbergh

152725. Warner Bros. has talked about going out with low-cost DVDs simultaneously in China because piracy is so huge there. It will be a while before bigger movies go out in all formats; in five years, everything will. – Steven Soderbergh

152726. When a film like Chris Nolan’s Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It’s dead. – Steven Soderbergh

152727. When things go right it’s hard to figure out why, but when things go wrong it’s really easy. – Steven Soderbergh

152728. When you’re sent something and read it, either you can see it while you read it, or you can’t. – Steven Soderbergh

152729. I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don’t. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable. – Steven Soderbergh

152730. It’s pretty clear to me that working as a director for hire agrees with me. I like it. The films that have come out of that, I personally like better than the ones that didn’t. – Steven Soderbergh

152731. Traffic is about drugs. As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is happening in the drug world, from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street. – Steven Soderbergh

152732. I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean’s films. – Steven Soderbergh

152733. A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn’t have to be a cultural event to turn a profit. – Steven Soderbergh

152734. Another thing that really excites me: I’d like to do multiple versions of the same film. – Steven Soderbergh

152735. But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses. – Steven Soderbergh

152736. I don’t consider myself to be particularly gifted in the way that other filmmakers are gifted. – Steven Soderbergh

152737. I guess why the Ocean’s films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it’s a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out. – Steven Soderbergh

152738. I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that’s the most fun. – Steven Soderbergh

152739. I know why we can’t have a frank discussion with our policymakers – if you’re in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong. – Steven Soderbergh

152740. I like to make all kinds of movies. I’d do ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ with the right script. – Steven Soderbergh

152741. I think I’m good at amplifying an actor’s strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses. – Steven Soderbergh

152742. I love caper films. – Steven Soderbergh

152743. In Full Frontal and K Street, I learned to take advantage of the mobility that digital provides. – Steven Soderbergh

152744. I’m in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it. – Steven Soderbergh

152745. I’m sure some people will say, ‘Why do this?’ And my response is, ‘Why wouldn’t you?’ The film business in general is using a model that is outdated and, worse than that, inefficient. – Steven Soderbergh

152746. I’m very comfortable with failure. I’m very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people. – Steven Soderbergh

152747. I guess I didn’t feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things – not knowing what that would be. – Steven Soderbergh

152748. Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. – Ikkyu Sojun

152749. At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity. – Marla Sokoloff

152750. I was in seventh grade, and getting a part in Full House was huge. It opened so many doors for me. – Marla Sokoloff

152751. We went down for pilot season, I got Full House, and we wound up never leaving. – Marla Sokoloff

152752. The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing. – Marla Sokoloff

152753. On my show, I’m definitely the youngest one. So going from a show where everyone is over 30, to the movie, where everyone was like 20, 25, it was like summer camp. – Marla Sokoloff

152754. I’m pretty sure this is it for the teen movie thing. It’s so frustrating to read when you get to page 20 and you’re like, Oy! It’s the same thing again! – Marla Sokoloff

152755. Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom’s best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer. – Marla Sokoloff

152756. I didn’t go to a normal high school. It was for people in the performing arts. – Marla Sokoloff

152757. An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT, but my mom was like, No, she’s too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn’t stand hearing me any more! – Marla Sokoloff

152758. Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does. – Marla Sokoloff

152759. Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch. – Raymond Sokolov

152760. The Bar Room has a corner table placed strategically at a point diagonally across from the entrance. the table of tables in the setting of settings in the building of buildings. In the religion of lunch, this is the holy of holies. – Raymond Sokolov

152761. The views of the European Union are fully reflected in this text, particularly the key objective of the EU, namely vigorously to address the disarmament of Iraq and to do so within the framework of the UN Security Council. – Javier Solana

152762. Today’s message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility. – Javier Solana

152763. Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units. – Valerie Solanas

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152764. To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo. – Valerie Solanas

152765. What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities. – Dorothee Solle

152766. Writing is the continuation of politics by other means. – Philippe Sollers

152767. My dog can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings. – Gerald B. H. Solomon

152768. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. – King Solomon

152769. Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. – King Solomon

152770. Who is the wise man? He who sees what’s going to be born. – King Solomon

152771. Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. – King Solomon

152772. Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel. – King Solomon

152773. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. – King Solomon

152774. If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded. – King Solomon

152775. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full. – King Solomon

152776. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. – King Solomon

152777. A merry heart doeth good like medicine. – King Solomon

152778. A good name is rather to be chosen than riches. – King Solomon

152779. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – King Solomon

152780. A fool is wise in his eyes. – King Solomon

152781. Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – King Solomon

152782. The dollar went up some eighty percent in real terms as I recall now or something like that – from ’80 to ’85. – Robert C. Solomon

152783. The major material advantage, financial advantage from having a reserve currency is that between 200 and 300 billion dollar bills, that may be twenty, fifty, hundred dollar bills as well as ones, exist in the world – a lot of them in Russia as you all know I’m sure. – Robert C. Solomon

152784. The prices of all imports would rise if the dollar depreciates. – Robert C. Solomon

152785. The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to an area and some people in Europe have talked about the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency. – Robert C. Solomon

152786. The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in the current account of its balance of payments, trade account and other current accounts, current account items. – Robert C. Solomon

152787. There has been talk in Europe about American hegemony being somehow based upon the use of the dollar in the world. I just don’t see that connection at all. – Robert C. Solomon

152788. The dollar is currently the principal reserve currency in the world. – Robert C. Solomon

152789. To the extent that the United States has, I don’t like the word hegemony, the United States has influence around the world, I don’t think that’s based on to any significant degree on the fact that countries use the dollar as their major reserve. – Robert C. Solomon

152790. There’s a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries. – Robert C. Solomon

152791. There is a European Central Bank, of course, established and it has the structure similar to the Federal Reserve system, not precisely the same but similar. – Robert C. Solomon

152792. So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center, if the euro is to become a reserve currency, Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments. – Robert C. Solomon

152793. On private transactions, I’ll just go very quickly now, a major difference between the United States and Euroland is that in Europe banks are much more important in financial transactions than in the United States. – Robert C. Solomon

152794. Love can be understood only “from the inside,” as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it. – Robert C. Solomon

152795. In the United States, securities markets are much more developed than they are in Europe. – Robert C. Solomon

152796. If a currency is to become a growing, an increasing reserve currency, there has to be not only a demand for it there has to be a supply of it. – Robert C. Solomon

152797. Chances are the movements of the euro as against the dollar will be relatively moderate. – Robert C. Solomon

152798. Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment’s deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries. – Robert C. Solomon

152799. Another question has been raised rather widely in Europe, in Japan as well as in the United States is what, to what extent will the euro become a reserve currency. – Robert C. Solomon

152800. Some countries that are close to Europe that already hold Deutschemarks, clearly would automatically hold euros, those are countries in Eastern Europe mainly, a few countries in Africa. – Robert C. Solomon

152801. No one can be said to be happy until he is dead. – Solon

152802. Speech is the mirror of action. – Solon

152803. Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. – Solon

152804. Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky. – Solon

152805. Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. – Solon

152806. No man is happy; he is at best fortunate. – Solon

152807. Learn to obey before you command. – Solon

152808. In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend. – Solon

152809. I grow old learning something new every day. – Solon

152810. Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. – Solon

152811. Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces. – Solon

152812. When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of, to make it believable I find I have to tone it down. It’s in real life that people are over the top. – Todd Solondz

152813. One thing I want to say: I don’t like victim stories and I don’t write them. – Todd Solondz

152814. Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one’s physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances. – Todd Solondz

152815. Part of it has to do with this business of being approached in public. I have a distinctive look – it’s partly the glasses I wear – and people seem to remember me once they’ve seen me. – Todd Solondz

152816. People can’t help how they look. – Todd Solondz

152817. So far, at least, I haven’t found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny. – Todd Solondz

152818. Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all. – Todd Solondz

152819. Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear, the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot. I take pride in that – and, of course, in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut. – Todd Solondz

152820. Well, so far, at least, my own ideas always take priority over those of other writers. As long as the well doesn’t run dry, I imagine this will be the case. – Todd Solondz

152821. When I’m asked who my audience is, I say someone with an open mind, which is not a vacant one and sometimes a liberal mind is not the same thing as an open one. – Todd Solondz

152822. When part of what you’re trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh. – Todd Solondz

152823. With Storytelling, at least, it’s explicit: this is what the censors say American citizens, no matter what age, are not permitted to see, even though it can be seen by other people all over the world. I suppose you could call it a political statement. – Todd Solondz

152824. Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge. – Todd Solondz

152825. The ability to take pleasure in one’s life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that. – Todd Solondz

152826. The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable coming up to me and saying things, but now usually it’s because they recognize me, and they say nice things. – Todd Solondz

152827. Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question. – Todd Solondz

152828. A palindrome is a word or pattern that instead of developing in different directions it folds in on itself so that the beginning and end mirror each other, that they are the same. – Todd Solondz

152829. All I mean is, I’m not the kind of audience comedy directors want at a test screening because I seldom laugh, and if I do, it’s not very loud. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the movie. – Todd Solondz

152830. And that’s just what I’m saying. I would never want to be like certain people, who change the way they dress, go out in disguise, wear a big floppy hat and dark shades. I would hate that. – Todd Solondz

152831. But anonymity is very important to me, and I don’t want to be recognized in public more than I already am. – Todd Solondz

152832. But you’re right, I did think about acting more and then decided against it. – Todd Solondz

152833. Usually the audience has no idea that the censored version of whatever movie they’re watching isn’t the original. – Todd Solondz

152834. Casting is everything. If you get the right people they make you look good. – Todd Solondz

152835. I admit there’s an element of brutality in all my work – it’s part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore – but the last thing I’m trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people’s pain and humiliation. – Todd Solondz

152836. I don’t like telling people where I stand on this, although I’m surprised anybody wonders. I suppose if I say I’m pro-choice, if I make that clear, it let’s the audience off the hook, then they can sort of relax. Okay, it’s alright he’s pro-choice then I can enjoy this. – Todd Solondz

152837. I mean, I don’t want to sound – of course it’s very nice, people come up and say appreciative things about my work. But the loss, in terms of privacy and anonymity, is no small thing to me. – Todd Solondz

152838. I mean, there are many other directors who are probably both more skilled and excited to adapt novels or work within certain genre conventions. I’d like to do that kind of work someday, but for better or worse I’m too drawn by my own material. – Todd Solondz

152839. In particular, people have trouble understanding where I stand in relation to my characters, and very often this gets reduced to me making vicious fun of them. – Todd Solondz

152840. It is true that the movie is perhaps my most politically-charged. The story is thrust into motion by the idea of what do you do when your 13 year old daughter comes home pregnant. And not only is she pregnant, but she wants to keep the baby. – Todd Solondz

152841. As Mark Weiner puts it, whether you gain 50 pounds or lose 50 pounds, whether you have a sex change operation for that matter, that it doesn’t matter, that there is some part of ourselves that we cannot escape. – Todd Solondz

152842. Aggression, the writer’s main source of energy. – Ted Solotaroff

152843. I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life. – Georg Solti

152844. I wanted to get away from my past and everything connected with it. – Georg Solti

152845. The stag tells him that he is the eldest of the sons – the father’s favorite – and he warns the father that if he tries to shoot any of the stags, their antlers will tear him to pieces. – Georg Solti

152846. The experience awakened ‘my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day. – Georg Solti

152847. The academy gave me a grounding in discipline and hard work that has sustained me throughout my life, and the lessons I learned there I now try to impress on young people. – Georg Solti

152848. I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss. – Georg Solti

152849. After about six months, I told my mother that I wanted the lessons to stop, and she was intelligent enough not to force me to continue. Besides, the lessons cost money, which was anything but abundant in our household. – Georg Solti

152850. Friends are very important to me, and I have always had many of them. There are probably many reasons why this is so, but two seem to me more valid than any of the others I am a naturally friendly person, and I hate to be alone. – Georg Solti

152851. I can only hope that neither of my daughters was scarred by their upbringing. – Georg Solti

152852. During the first six years of my life, Hungary was one of the most important components of the Habsburg dynasty’s vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, but after World War I it became an independent national entity. – Georg Solti

152853. My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory. – Georg Solti

152854. But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my ‘antlers’ and prevented me from returning home. – Georg Solti

152855. Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others. – Georg Solti

152856. A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152857. Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152858. For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152859. Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152860. The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152861. Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152862. Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152863. When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152864. Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152865. In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152866. It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn

152867. Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152868. Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152869. The name of “reform” simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152870. The next war… may well bury Western civilization forever. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152871. There are a lot of clear thinkers everywhere. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152872. Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word “modernity” if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152873. Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152874. We have arrived at an intellectual chaos. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152875. If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being? – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152876. You can have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in you power. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152877. Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152878. Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152879. Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152880. It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152881. I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152882. For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152883. First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152884. Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152885. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152886. A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152887. Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152888. It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152889. I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152890. You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

152891. How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand one who’s cold? – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152892. Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152893. For a country to have a great writer is like having another government. That’s why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152894. Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152895. Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one’s well-being. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152896. It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God’s heaven. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152897. Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152898. Literature becomes the living memory of a nation. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152899. Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience… from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152900. For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152901. The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152902. The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152903. The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

152904. I kind of think too much, I try do too many things at once. – Ian Somerhalder

152905. I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends. I can’t hide anything from them. – Ian Somerhalder

152906. You can’t get anywhere without the people who have come into your life. – Ian Somerhalder

152907. To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives… not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are. – Ian Somerhalder

152908. I had to give up martinis – I enjoyed them too much. – Brett Somers

152909. You know, I’m a television personality. It’s not like I’m a famous hooker or something! – Brett Somers

152910. My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God’s good green Earth. He’s my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything – including certain janitorial chores! – Brett Somers

152911. Am I sounding better or am I just getting used to my voice? – Brett Somers

152912. Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good, because that’s what acting and performing is all about – being free. It gives you a better connection to the audience. – Brett Somers

152913. I don’t know a high C from a low C. – Brett Somers

152914. In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability. – Brett Somers

152915. You know, when it was done originally, they always had to fight to keep it going at the end of each season. Now, The Odd Couple has become part of our language and culture. – Brett Somers

152916. I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is – a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate. – Suzanne Somers

152917. What I really need is for people to know that I don’t just do this, I do this and this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things. – Suzanne Somers

152918. There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional, that when you are creative you do a lot of things. – Suzanne Somers

152919. Then there are the people who know me from the lectures. What I am really trying to do, what I need to accomplish at this time, is to fill in the gaps. – Suzanne Somers

152920. That’s what the gas is about, that’s what the bloating is about and that’s what the fat storage is about. – Suzanne Somers

152921. You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don’t go overboard, you don’t, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips – I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal. – Suzanne Somers

152922. Sometimes, when you are in the public eye, you just really need to just be part of the crowd, and look at other people rather than other people look at you. – Suzanne Somers

152923. They are no longer going to serve you well. You have to commit. I think the biggest word is commit. I hear women say to me all the time, and men – I want to, I want to. – Suzanne Somers

152924. Now I know that that is just the phenomena of eating this way. Most all of my letters say I hit a plateau and then one morning I woke up and the melt had happened. – Suzanne Somers

152925. I started dieting. I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating and would put it on and then some. – Suzanne Somers

152926. I made a lot of friends over the years and I would always look at what they were eating. All of them were skinny. I would think that I would like to eat like that. – Suzanne Somers

152927. I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it’s doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die. – Suzanne Somers

152928. I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law who was the former Mr. France and a trainer. I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works. – Suzanne Somers

152929. Now I understand what was happening. I don’t particularly gain water; I don’t have water retention. – Suzanne Somers

152930. Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds. I had always had a perfect metabolism. But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people, except a very rare few who will always be thin. – Suzanne Somers

152931. I eat a lot. I eat three times a day and I snack. – Suzanne Somers

152932. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. – Suzanne Somers

152933. I actually have never been to a gym. I haven’t had time. I have been working for the last 25 years. I just don’t have time to put on a little outfit and go to the gym and work out and clean up and come home. – Suzanne Somers

152934. I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three’s Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged. – Suzanne Somers

152935. For years I have been going to the South of France to cool out. – Suzanne Somers

152936. It’s not just being called to the ministry that counts. – James Green Somerville

152937. We were growing up in West Virginia. Everybody was poor there in the southern part of the state. It was like growing up in the Great Depression from the stories I hear people tell. Everybody was poor and so we didn’t know that we were any different from anybody else. – James Green Somerville

152938. While I am the one who made the choice to enter the ministry, there was a choice before that one, the choice God made in calling me to be his in the first place. – James Green Somerville

152939. Washington is a great international city and in the congregation we have people who are rich and poor, black and white, and from every part of the world. – James Green Somerville

152940. There are congressmen in our congregation, judges, federal reserve governors. And there are also people who are homeless and some who are mentally ill. To be able to talk to each of those people is something that I’ve had to learn how to do over the years. – James Green Somerville

152941. My father was a Presbyterian minister, working among the poor in West Virginia. He had taken what amounted to a vow of poverty when he accepted that call and so we never had much money. – James Green Somerville

152942. John the Baptist was supposed to point the way to the Christ. He was just the voice, not the Messiah. So everybody’s calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth. – James Green Somerville

152943. I know the world is hungry for good ministry. – James Green Somerville

152944. I have to confess that there have been some times when I was less than glad to be a minister, and some Sundays still when I tremble under the weight of trying to speak a word for God. – James Green Somerville

152945. I dropped out of school for a semester, transferred to another college, switched to an art major, graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer. – James Green Somerville

152946. I began to pray those same fervent prayers, lying in bed at night, hoping to see a scroll unrolled from the ceiling with a message from God just for me. – James Green Somerville

152947. Even more important than what we do, then, is who we are. – James Green Somerville

152948. As long as I loved and served Christ I could be anything I wanted to be. – James Green Somerville

152949. I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats. To be able to be at home with that group of people and at home with the desperately poor has been good for me in preparation for my coming to Washington. – James Green Somerville

152950. Let all the learned say what they can, ‘Tis ready money makes the man. – William Somerville

152951. We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. – Christina Hoff Sommers

152952. The best scary movies have great humor in them and a great story. – Stephen Sommers

152953. I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step. – Stephen Sommers

152954. Nice is different than good. – Stephen Sondheim

152955. The dumbing down of the country reflects itself on Broadway. The shows get dumber, and the public gets used to them. – Stephen Sondheim

152956. One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. – Stephen Sondheim

152957. Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn’t see my own father. – Stephen Sondheim

152958. So many good songs get written fast, because you know exactly what has to work. – Stephen Sondheim

152959. My personal life and my artistic life do not interfere with each other. – Stephen Sondheim

152960. The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890? – Stephen Sondheim

152961. The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write. – Stephen Sondheim

152962. The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I’ve seen, without exception, in my opinion don’t work. A lot of people would disagree with me. – Stephen Sondheim

152963. The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. – Stephen Sondheim

152964. The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service. – Stephen Sondheim

152965. There’s something inimical about the camera and song. – Stephen Sondheim

152966. Nowadays, there are sometimes more producers than there are people in the cast, because it takes that much money to put a show on. – Stephen Sondheim

152967. My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It’s my mother’s ambition to be a celebrity. – Stephen Sondheim

152968. When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Off-Broadway. You either got your show on or you didn’t. – Stephen Sondheim

152969. Everyone I used to play with has either given up or is dead. – Stephen Sondheim

152970. One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you’re not aware there was a writer there. – Stephen Sondheim

152971. I firmly believe lyrics have to breathe and give the audience’s ear a chance to understand what’s going on. Particularly in the theater, where you have costume, story, acting, orchestra. – Stephen Sondheim

152972. I played the organ when I went to military school, when I was 10. They had a huge organ, the second-largest pipe organ in New York State. I loved all the buttons and the gadgets. I’ve always been a gadget man. – Stephen Sondheim

152973. I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface. – Stephen Sondheim

152974. I really don’t want to write a score until the whole show is cast and staged. – Stephen Sondheim

152975. I don’t listen to recordings of my songs. I don’t avoid it, I just don’t go out of my way to do it. – Stephen Sondheim

152976. I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. – Stephen Sondheim

152977. Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience’s imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there’s no fourth wall. – Stephen Sondheim

152978. Generally, the best recording is the original cast, because that’s the way the piece grew: integrally, with them. – Stephen Sondheim

152979. I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it. – Stephen Sondheim

152980. Every writer I’ve ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other. – Stephen Sondheim

152981. I was raised to be charming, not sincere. – Stephen Sondheim

152982. I would have been a geologist. – Stephen Sondheim

152983. If people have split views about your work, I think it’s flattering. I’d rather have them feel something about it than dismiss it. – Stephen Sondheim

152984. If you’re dealing with a musical in which you’re trying to tell a story, it’s got to sound like speech. At the same time it’s got to be a song. – Stephen Sondheim

152985. In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies. – Stephen Sondheim

152986. Lyrics have to be underwritten. That’s why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it. – Stephen Sondheim

152987. By the time I was 22, I was a professional. A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur. – Stephen Sondheim

152988. Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure. – Stephen Sondheim

152989. Musical comedies aren’t written, they are rewritten. – Stephen Sondheim

152990. Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience, so you’ve got to wait ’til the last collaborator comes in before you can complete the collaboration. – Stephen Sondheim

152991. Gotta watch out for directors. – Stephen Sondheim

152992. You can’t have personal investors anymore because it’s too expensive, so you have to have corporate investment or a lot of rich people. – Stephen Sondheim

152993. When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses, you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors. – Stephen Sondheim

152994. When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you’ve written. – Stephen Sondheim

152995. Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. – Stephen Sondheim

152996. All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes theatre live. That’s why it persists. – Stephen Sondheim

152997. A close-up on screen can say all a song can. – Stephen Sondheim

152998. After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes. – Stephen Sondheim

152999. Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II. He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris and had stayed behind and sat there and wept. I had to explain to him that it was a comedy. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153000. We should all relax about life because you don’t have a clue as to what’s really going on. – Barry Sonnenfeld

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