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180000 famous quotes part 154 – 153001 to 154000

153001. When Frank the Pug is singing I Will Survive, the only reason it’s funny is that Will is in that shot trying not to get angry. A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its own will not get a laugh. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153002. They want to let the audience figure things out and let the reaction shot get the laugh. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153003. These movies are like my kids. I just love them to death. Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153004. There’s a series of children’s books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153005. Michael worked one day. Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he’s a really big star. We were already working with really big stars, but Michael is Michael. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153006. I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out, and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews, you also have to validate the bad reviews. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153007. I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black, but he didn’t want to be considered as an alien! – Barry Sonnenfeld

153008. I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy go back to Tommy’s old apartment. It was a big mistake. I hope not to be in the next movie I direct. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153009. I haven’t read a review of one of my films for the best part of 10 years. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153010. I don’t think Will does get upstaged because his reaction is always funnier than what is actually happening. That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153011. By definition a sequel can’t be original. So you’ve got to figure out what worked the first time around. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153012. Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I’ve ever worked with where neither of them want to say any lines. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153013. It felt scary because there was no auditioning, no rehearsing. – Barry Sonnenfeld

153014. What we need is to use what we have. – Susan Sontag

153015. The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty – of the indefinite expansion of possibility. – Susan Sontag

153016. The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. – Susan Sontag

153017. The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities. – Susan Sontag

153018. The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. – Susan Sontag

153019. Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois. – Susan Sontag

153020. Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims. – Susan Sontag

153021. So successful has been the camera’s role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful. – Susan Sontag

153022. The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. – Susan Sontag

153023. Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech. – Susan Sontag

153024. The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication. – Susan Sontag

153025. Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art. – Susan Sontag

153026. Sanity is a cozy lie. – Susan Sontag

153027. Pornography is a theatre of types, never of individuals. – Susan Sontag

153028. My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything. – Susan Sontag

153029. What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn’t sex but death. – Susan Sontag

153030. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. – Susan Sontag

153031. Most people in this society who aren’t actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics. – Susan Sontag

153032. Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. – Susan Sontag

153033. What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. – Susan Sontag

153034. What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. – Susan Sontag

153035. Volume depends precisely on the writer’s having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. – Susan Sontag

153036. The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. – Susan Sontag

153037. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. – Susan Sontag

153038. The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons. – Susan Sontag

153039. To photograph is to confer importance. – Susan Sontag

153040. The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie. – Susan Sontag

153041. The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is. – Susan Sontag

153042. The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste. – Susan Sontag

153043. The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects – making it possible… to see a new beauty in what is vanishing. – Susan Sontag

153044. The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. – Susan Sontag

153045. Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt. – Susan Sontag

153046. Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance. – Susan Sontag

153047. Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph. – Susan Sontag

153048. It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades. – Susan Sontag

153049. A family’s photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. – Susan Sontag

153050. A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning. – Susan Sontag

153051. AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder. – Susan Sontag

153052. AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. – Susan Sontag

153053. Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them. – Susan Sontag

153054. Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility. – Susan Sontag

153055. Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe. – Susan Sontag

153056. As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure. – Susan Sontag

153057. Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. – Susan Sontag

153058. Books are funny little portable pieces of thought. – Susan Sontag

153059. “Camp” is a vision of the world in terms of style – but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated. – Susan Sontag

153060. Depression is melancholy minus its charms – the animation, the fits. – Susan Sontag

153061. Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas. – Susan Sontag

153062. Lying is the most simple form of self-defence. – Susan Sontag

153063. Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. – Susan Sontag

153064. Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. – Susan Sontag

153065. Lying is an elementary means of self-defense. – Susan Sontag

153066. Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are. – Susan Sontag

153067. It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph – only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones. – Susan Sontag

153068. Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can’t force it. – Susan Sontag

153069. In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation. – Susan Sontag

153070. In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. – Susan Sontag

153071. I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams. – Susan Sontag

153072. I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them. – Susan Sontag

153073. I don’t want to express alienation. It isn’t what I feel. I’m interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up. – Susan Sontag

153074. I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future. – Susan Sontag

153075. For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied. – Susan Sontag

153076. It is not the position, but the disposition. – Susan Sontag

153077. Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. – Sophocles

153078. There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick. – Sophocles

153079. Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die. – Sophocles

153080. Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception. – Sophocles

153081. Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. – Sophocles

153082. Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

153083. Reason is God’s crowning gift to man. – Sophocles

153084. Silence is an ornament for women. – Sophocles

153085. Success is dependent on effort. – Sophocles

153086. The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. – Sophocles

153087. The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest. – Sophocles

153088. The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. – Sophocles

153089. The rewards of virtue alone abide secure. – Sophocles

153090. One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. – Sophocles

153091. Much wisdom often goes with fewest words. – Sophocles

153092. The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water. – Sophocles

153093. No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat. – Sophocles

153094. Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds. – Sophocles

153095. Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. – Sophocles

153096. Trust dies but mistrust blossoms. – Sophocles

153097. No enemy is worse than bad advice. – Sophocles

153098. There is a point at which even justice does injury. – Sophocles

153099. No man loves the bearer of bad tidings. – Sophocles

153100. No one longs to live more than someone growing old. – Sophocles

153101. No lie ever reaches old age. – Sophocles

153102. No speech can stain what is noble by nature. – Sophocles

153103. One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. – Sophocles

153104. Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed. – Sophocles

153105. Not even Ares battles against necessity. – Sophocles

153106. Not even old age knows how to love death. – Sophocles

153107. Not knowing anything is the sweetest life. – Sophocles

153108. Not to be born is, past all prizing, best. – Sophocles

153109. Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day. – Sophocles

153110. Old age and the passage of time teach all things. – Sophocles

153111. No one who errs unwillingly is evil. – Sophocles

153112. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. – Sophocles

153113. To him who is in fear everything rustles. – Sophocles

153114. Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool. – Sophocles

153115. Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes. – Sophocles

153116. Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain? – Sophocles

153117. Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future. – Sophocles

153118. Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere. – Sophocles

153119. When trouble ends even troubles please. – Sophocles

153120. Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession. – Sophocles

153121. When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. – Sophocles

153122. Wisdom outweighs any wealth. – Sophocles

153123. Wise thinkers prevail everywhere. – Sophocles

153124. Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles

153125. You should not consider a man’s age but his acts. – Sophocles

153126. You win the victory when you yield to friends. – Sophocles

153127. He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life. – Sophocles

153128. Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. – Sophocles

153129. Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. – Sophocles

153130. Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure. – Sophocles

153131. There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad. – Sophocles

153132. There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune. – Sophocles

153133. There is no greater evil than anarchy. – Sophocles

153134. There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled? – Sophocles

153135. There is no success without hardship. – Sophocles

153136. There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. – Sophocles

153137. Who seeks shall find. – Sophocles

153138. There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries. – Sophocles

153139. There is a time when even justice brings harm. – Sophocles

153140. Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money. – Sophocles

153141. Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day. – Sophocles

153142. To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task. – Sophocles

153143. To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it. – Sophocles

153144. To live without evil belongs only to the gods. – Sophocles

153145. War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. – Sophocles

153146. What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman’s excellence? – Sophocles

153147. There is nothing more hateful than bad advice. – Sophocles

153148. Even a poor man can receive honors. – Sophocles

153149. For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things. – Sophocles

153150. But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless. – Sophocles

153151. But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies. – Sophocles

153152. Children are the anchors of a mother’s life. – Sophocles

153153. Despair often breeds disease. – Sophocles

153154. Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly. – Sophocles

153155. Best to live lightly, unthinkingly. – Sophocles

153156. Enemies’ gifts are no gifts and do no good. – Sophocles

153157. Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven. – Sophocles

153158. Evil counsel travels fast. – Sophocles

153159. Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness. – Sophocles

153160. For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. – Sophocles

153161. For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds. – Sophocles

153162. For the dead there are no more toils. – Sophocles

153163. For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night. – Sophocles

153164. Don’t you know that silence supports the accuser’s charge? – Sophocles

153165. A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife. – Sophocles

153166. A day lays low and lifts up again all human things. – Sophocles

153167. A fearful man is always hearing things. – Sophocles

153168. A human being is only breath and shadow. – Sophocles

153169. A lie never lives to be old. – Sophocles

153170. A man growing old becomes a child again. – Sophocles

153171. A short saying often contains much wisdom. – Sophocles

153172. Better not to exist than live basely. – Sophocles

153173. A state is not a state if it belongs to one man. – Sophocles

153174. Evil gains work their punishment. – Sophocles

153175. A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick. – Sophocles

153176. A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear. – Sophocles

153177. Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. – Sophocles

153178. All a man’s affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. – Sophocles

153179. All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit. – Sophocles

153180. Always desire to learn something useful. – Sophocles

153181. A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist. – Sophocles

153182. It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune. – Sophocles

153183. If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. – Sophocles

153184. Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away. – Sophocles

153185. In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. – Sophocles

153186. Isn’t it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies? – Sophocles

153187. Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing. – Sophocles

153188. It is best to live however one can be. – Sophocles

153189. If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright. – Sophocles

153190. It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth. – Sophocles

153191. It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm. – Sophocles

153192. It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds. – Sophocles

153193. It’s a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong. – Sophocles

153194. It’s impossible to speak what it is not noble to do. – Sophocles

153195. Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. – Sophocles

153196. Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected. – Sophocles

153197. Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always. – Sophocles

153198. Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him. – Sophocles

153199. Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near. – Sophocles

153200. Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. – Sophocles

153201. It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. – Sophocles

153202. God’s dice always have a lucky roll. – Sophocles

153203. If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: “Thou shalt not ration justice.” – Sophocles

153204. Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. – Sophocles

153205. Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all. – Sophocles

153206. How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth. – Sophocles

153207. How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time. – Sophocles

153208. Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men. – Sophocles

153209. I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow. – Sophocles

153210. I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow. – Sophocles

153211. I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. – Sophocles

153212. I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely. – Sophocles

153213. If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping. – Sophocles

153214. If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free. – Sophocles

153215. If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too. – Sophocles

153216. Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is. – Sophocles

153217. The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it. – Kevin Sorbo

153218. This is our lance. See, you’re making me laugh about this now, because there have been a few jokes on the set about what they actually look like. But, see, I personally think they’d be a great toy. So… just batteries aren’t included. – Kevin Sorbo

153219. It doesn’t matter how successful you are in this business, it’s tough to get through the next door. – Kevin Sorbo

153220. Take care, these Italians, full of failings, are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors, the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet. – Alberto Sordi

153221. I adopt a very simple approach. I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people and sooner or later that raises a laugh. – Alberto Sordi

153222. Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing. – Georges Sorel

153223. The constant variety is the most interesting part of my job. – Tabitha Soren

153224. If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV’s audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air. – Tabitha Soren

153225. When I was a freelancer, I thought this journalism thing was a racket, and now that I’m where I am now, I know it’s a racket. – Tabitha Soren

153226. Some of those stories in local newspapers are just as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services, which are basically sort of straight news. – Tabitha Soren

153227. Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic. – Tabitha Soren

153228. Knowing policy does help make the gossip more understandable. – Tabitha Soren

153229. It’s not like I just have to go to Washington and go to the White House everyday, and go to the same press conference at 10 in the morning and then be briefed at 4 in the afternoon, and then get a story on at 6. – Tabitha Soren

153230. It’s nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can’t provide that. – Tabitha Soren

153231. In the New York Times, you’re going to get completely different information than you would in the USA Today. – Tabitha Soren

153232. If the breaking news story had to do with hard news, politics specifically, I had a lot to do with it. If it had to do with music, Kurt Loder was more involved. – Tabitha Soren

153233. I’ve been told I’m a player, but people still don’t always return my calls. – Tabitha Soren

153234. I’m surprised and disappointed in American culture. – Tabitha Soren

153235. I worked at NBC and MTV for two years, and it was very interesting to see the comparisons of audiences and the way that I would have to present a story to the two different places. – Tabitha Soren

153236. Gossip is easy, politics is hard. – Tabitha Soren

153237. For the last year I’ve been at Stanford University as a student and I’ve had time to read the newspaper. – Tabitha Soren

153238. Caring about policy is important – people in washington forget. – Tabitha Soren

153239. At NBC I wasn’t really sure if the grandparents were going to get my sense of humor on a particular topic. – Tabitha Soren

153240. At MTV, it’s very nice sometimes to be able to be very specific. Specificity really makes a news story interesting because you can color it in that personality. – Tabitha Soren

153241. You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV, they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years old and they do a lot of research about the things they’re interested in. – Tabitha Soren

153242. At MTV, although the audience is smaller, I found it more interesting to deliver news to a specific group of people, because my story then did not have to try to be all things to all people. – Tabitha Soren

153243. Presidential candidates don’t chew gum. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153244. The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153245. The damage done to this country by its own misconduct in the last few months and years, to its very heart and soul, is far greater and longer lasting than any damage that any terrorist could possibly inflict upon us. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153246. The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153247. We have convinced over one billlion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153248. We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153249. We need not renounce the use of conventional force. We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153250. We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153251. Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153252. With the help of dedicated Americans from our party, every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153253. We remain essentially a nation under siege. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153254. We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153255. I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity and prosperity are shared by all, by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom as well as those at the top; an America in which the sacrifices required by national security are shared by all, by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153256. Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America’s proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153257. Military strength in reserve is better than military strength being reigned upon the other side including all of its innocent civilians. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153258. If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153259. I’m simply saying that there are advantages in sending a skilled diplomat who can always say, ‘I’ll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister’. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153260. I think he’s informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven’t the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153261. I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy – that’s what the Democratic party ought to reach for. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153262. I came from Nebraska, a very middle class family with a progressive father. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153263. We will always apply the same principles of collective security, prudent caution, and superior weaponry that enabled us to peacefully prevail in the long cold war against the Soviet Union. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153264. Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs and weapons of mass destruction. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153265. Al Gore is not just whistling in the wind. Global warming is for real. Every scientist knows that now, and we are on our way to the destruction of every species on earth, if we don’t pay attention and reverse our course. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153266. Above all, we shall wage no more unilateral, ill-planned, ill-considered, and ill-prepared invasions of foreign countries that pose no actual threat to our security. – Theodore C. Sorensen

153267. Our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we’ve asked for your attention. That said, there is tremendous drama to be gotten from the great, what you would say, heavy issues. – Aaron Sorkin

153268. There’s a great tradition in storytelling that’s thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that’s really what I wanted to do. – Aaron Sorkin

153269. We’re about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we’re going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set. – Aaron Sorkin

153270. You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we’re presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated – not nearly as black and white as we’re led to believe. – Aaron Sorkin

153271. It’s populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling. – Aaron Sorkin

153272. Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I’m writing episode seven now and couldn’t tell you what happens in episode eight. – Aaron Sorkin

153273. I grew up in the theatre. It’s where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection. – Aaron Sorkin

153274. Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. – Aaron Sorkin

153275. Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word “census,” and people fall asleep. – Aaron Sorkin

153276. Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That’s what I look for. – Aaron Sorkin

153277. A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated. – Aaron Sorkin

153278. It’s important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. “The West Wing” isn’t meant to be good for you. – Aaron Sorkin

153279. There really isn’t a story that you can’t tell inside of it. It’s very much a clearinghouse for anything that goes on in the world. So you’re not at all limited. – Aaron Sorkin

153280. When it comes to social consequences, they’ve got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it’s a difficult task. – George Soros

153281. Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually. – George Soros

153282. Stock market bubbles don’t grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception. – George Soros

153283. The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences. – George Soros

153284. The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios… The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market. – George Soros

153285. The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it’s possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic. – George Soros

153286. The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside. – George Soros

153287. There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It’s not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. – George Soros

153288. To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people. So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states. – George Soros

153289. We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire. – George Soros

153290. We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity. – George Soros

153291. Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman. – George Soros

153292. When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society. – George Soros

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153293. Bush’s war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties. – George Soros

153294. Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago. – George Soros

153295. Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade – and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity. – George Soros

153296. I’m not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I’m doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. – George Soros

153297. I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It’s their work that I’m supporting. So it’s not me doing it. – George Soros

153298. A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy. – George Soros

153299. An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. – George Soros

153300. President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values. – George Soros

153301. I think there’s a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they’re not sufficient because markets don’t look after social needs. – George Soros

153302. If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it’s much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems. – George Soros

153303. Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws. – George Soros

153304. Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected. – George Soros

153305. Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It’s really a great invention and I wouldn’t under-estimate the value of that, but they’re not designed to take care of social needs. – George Soros

153306. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It’s their work that I’m supporting. So it’s not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them. – George Soros

153307. Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics. – George Soros

153308. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. – George Soros

153309. I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society. – George Soros

153310. In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153311. We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153312. We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153313. In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153314. Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153315. Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153316. As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153317. If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153318. People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs. – Abdolkarim Soroush

153319. Sometimes I feel limited by people’s perceptions of what I can and cannot do, or what I do or don’t look like. – Mira Sorvino

153320. I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn’t want to sign my name to it. – Mira Sorvino

153321. I’ll talk to myself out loud a lot. – Mira Sorvino

153322. I’m doing things that are more artistic again, more close to the material that I love. I don’t disparage those things that I did. They’re just not as much reflective of who I am. – Mira Sorvino

153323. It’s the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads. – Mira Sorvino

153324. My father taught me how to substitute realities. – Mira Sorvino

153325. My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional. – Mira Sorvino

153326. Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on. – Mira Sorvino

153327. When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll. – Mira Sorvino

153328. We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people. – Mira Sorvino

153329. The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they’re going to offer it to Julia Roberts first. – Mira Sorvino

153330. The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it’s just used as adjective. – Mira Sorvino

153331. There are all kinds of other things I could do, things I would probably like, but only acting would give me emotional fulfillment. – Mira Sorvino

153332. There was something about being in front of audiences when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill. It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop. – Mira Sorvino

153333. I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese. – Mira Sorvino

153334. I could have seen myself going into academia, but I don’t love it; I just like it. – Mira Sorvino

153335. Once you’ve found something you know how to do, it makes you feel you don’t have to be intimidated by someone. – Mira Sorvino

153336. I always feel I can play a role – just give me the time to do the preparation and I’ll be it. – Mira Sorvino

153337. I had been looking for a New York apartment, but I said, Why not give LA a go? – Mira Sorvino

153338. I want my life to effect the balance to the positive. – Mira Sorvino

153339. Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You’re always connected to the other person through some kind of action. – Mira Sorvino

153340. Being is like pretending. – Mira Sorvino

153341. I assume that if people get to know me, they’ll like me. If they don’t, it’s not my problem. – Mira Sorvino

153342. I had a Christian upbringing – it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen – not even second base. – Mira Sorvino

153343. I had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera. – Mira Sorvino

153344. I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the people who are engaging in it. It’s so hypocritical. – Mira Sorvino

153345. I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I’ve gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative. – Mira Sorvino

153346. I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role. – Mira Sorvino

153347. I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters. – Mira Sorvino

153348. I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because it becomes an indelible part of your body of work. Something has to sing to me. – Mira Sorvino

153349. I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning. – Mira Sorvino

153350. Acting is what happens on the way. – Mira Sorvino

153351. I don’t know what would have been worse: If Mira had come home one day to say she was gay or an actress. – Paul Sorvino

153352. I have such an image of a mafioso. – Paul Sorvino

153353. Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don’t we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that’s the only way you can live, then I love you. – Paul Sorvino

153354. I’ve always swung the same way. The difference is when I swing and miss, people say, ‘He’s swinging for the fences.’ But when I swing and make contact people say, ‘That’s a nice swing.’ But there’s no difference, it’s the same swing. – Sammy Sosa

153355. I’m not keeping track, but the record is there for someone to break. – Sammy Sosa

153356. You have to enjoy it. It is not going to happen every year, so this is the year that it is happening and we have got to go out there and enjoy it. – Sammy Sosa

153357. My situation is different from Mark’s. I’m not looking for home runs, I’m looking for the playoffs. – Sammy Sosa

153358. I can’t do it every day. They’re not going to give me much to hit right now. They’re pitching me real well. If I get there, fine. – Sammy Sosa

153359. When you’re in the middle of a pennant race, you can’t go up there thinking about home runs. – Sammy Sosa

153360. Don’t compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I’ve been doing – keep taking care of business. – Sammy Sosa

153361. I said to myself I’ve got to go up there and do it because the New York Mets keep winning every day. The game was on the line and I wanted to go out there and come through for my team. That win tonight means a lot for us. – Sammy Sosa

153362. Less Than Zero and American Psycho were both really different, so I was just like, Okay, he’s just really doesn’t have anything pleasant to say, you know? But I get it. I get at least why it’s difficult and what he’s really doing. – Shannyn Sossamon

153363. You know when there’s someone new on the rise and there’s too much hype? I didn’t want that to be me. – Shannyn Sossamon

153364. Most of the auditions I went on, I passed up the projects because I just wasn’t interested. When I read A Knight’s Tale, that was that. I knew I wanted to do this movie. – Shannyn Sossamon

153365. It’s become like an urban myth. I don’t know her. I don’t know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors. – Shannyn Sossamon

153366. I’m a film doll. But I’m enjoying it. So I’m gonna keep doing it. – Shannyn Sossamon

153367. I think the main thing I remembered throughout all of filming it was just that she just was extremely self-destructive. I think everybody can relate to that a little bit. She doesn’t like herself. – Shannyn Sossamon

153368. I really want to keep at it until I find out what I’m capable of. – Shannyn Sossamon

153369. I don’t think I could live with myself if I stopped trying. – Shannyn Sossamon

153370. But I’m trying not to be cynical – I don’t want to be one of those people who has a cool opportunity and blows it. It’s really amazing what’s happening to me. – Shannyn Sossamon

153371. I was always interested in doing it, but I was so content with my life that I didn’t really go after it. – Shannyn Sossamon

153372. Someone pays me a hundred bucks every Tuesday to DJ. I don’t think I’ll ever give that up. – Shannyn Sossamon

153373. Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren’t really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names – the products of a good publicity department. – Ann Sothern

153374. I finally realized the happy medium, ‘honey blonde’ was the correct color and line for me. – Ann Sothern

153375. I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. – Sonia Sotomayor

153376. I wouldn’t approach the issue of judging in the way the president does. Judges can’t rely on what’s in their heart. They don’t determine the law. Congress makes the law. The job of a judge is to apply the law. – Sonia Sotomayor

153377. It’s not the heart that compels conclusions in cases, it’s the law. – Sonia Sotomayor

153378. Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see. – Sonia Sotomayor

153379. This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear. – Sonia Sotomayor

153380. We apply law to facts. We don’t apply feelings to facts. – Sonia Sotomayor

153381. With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that’s been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that – there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects. – Sonia Sotomayor

153382. I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation’s finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities. – Sonia Sotomayor

153383. Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. – Sonia Sotomayor

153384. I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration – that person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor. – Sonia Sotomayor

153385. I hope that as the Senate and the American people learn more about me they will see that I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. – Sonia Sotomayor

153386. I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights. – Sonia Sotomayor

153387. I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences. – Sonia Sotomayor

153388. Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the ‘supreme law of the land,’ in most instances they’re not even law. – Sonia Sotomayor

153389. All of the legal defense funds out there, they’re looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law, I know. I know. – Sonia Sotomayor

153390. Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich. – Sonia Sotomayor

153391. I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences. – Sonia Sotomayor

153392. I’m not trying to do conceptual art. – Peter Sotos

153393. The book grew out of the introduction I did for Brady’s Gates of Janus. I knew that the writing in that introduction had a better than average chance of being read by people involved in Brady’s life – parents of victims, police, Brady himself. – Peter Sotos

153394. Once again, I think there is little art being done that really owns up to such intense possibilities. – Peter Sotos

153395. My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point. And since I write pornography, naturally, something of an obsession for me. – Peter Sotos

153396. Most of my books have caused distribution and printing problems in the past. – Peter Sotos

153397. If you look at the publishers I’ve worked with, generally, they’re a great bunch. Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of. The people I’ve worked with have integrity and intelligence and, almost always, less money than ideas. – Peter Sotos

153398. I don’t publish the books to make money, not at all. – Peter Sotos

153399. Further, I’m obsessed with how language contorts and creates bodies. – Peter Sotos

153400. Further, for once, I like the idea that people who think I’m a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion. – Peter Sotos

153401. But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print. – Peter Sotos

153402. And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away. – Peter Sotos

153403. I don’t sell enough books to pay for the lawyers, however. And these various problems finally became too much. – Peter Sotos

153404. In the past the publishers I’ve worked with have been extremely generous. And in almost every case, have been people who believed in the work rather than the sales and marketing. – Peter Sotos

153405. The most important thing is story-telling. It’s as singular and old-fashioned as that. – David Soul

153406. Music always came first. I never set out to be an actor. – David Soul

153407. Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others. – David Soul

153408. Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools. – David Soul

153409. To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard. – David Soul

153410. One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there’s the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre. – David Soul

153411. Paul and I were both struggling actors. One night he would serve me in a restaurant, and the next night I would serve him. It was what out of work actors did. – David Soul

153412. Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards. – David Soul

153413. It’s only when gravity starts to take over you begin to think about your body. – David Soul

153414. My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher. – David Soul

153415. People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education. – David Soul

153416. Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it. – David Soul

153417. Once in a while I’ll get moved to do some exercise. It’s something I long for but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I’m OK. – David Soul

153418. It’s important to move the theatre into the 21st Century. – David Soul

153419. At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing. – David Soul

153420. I believe that a parent’s role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children. – David Soul

153421. I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods. – David Soul

153422. I was an accidental actor. I was never formally trained. – David Soul

153423. I was born into a family of preachers. – David Soul

153424. I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment. – David Soul

153425. I went into acting because I had to make a good living. I had a child now and I had to support him any way I could… I wasn’t happy, but I wasn’t unhappy. I was just doing what I had to do to survive. – David Soul

153426. If these theatres didn’t exist, the tradition of British theatre would cease to exist. – David Soul

153427. A job is a very healthy thing to do. – David Soul

153428. I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot – I love plants and flowers. – Soundarya

153429. I like cooking but I don’t know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad. – Soundarya

153430. Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer – Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another. – Soundarya

153431. Luckily I have a brother who looks after my administration and my money, because I’m a total spendthrift. – Soundarya

153432. If I have to do something, I feel I should do it perfectly, and ofcourse, Hindi language is a problem. – Soundarya

153433. I’d like to be known for my character. – Soundarya

153434. Everyone tells me that I have a very sweet face! I’d like to change that. I wish I had a more flexible face! – Soundarya

153435. But if I had to do it, handle money, then I think I could be responsible, yes. – Soundarya

153436. As far as I’m concerned I’ve never had a problem with anybody, no rivalry. – Soundarya

153437. Although working with Amitabh Bacchan was a different experience altogether, I just enjoyed it. – Soundarya

153438. I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags, and ethnic jewelery. – Soundarya

153439. The movements which I make I cannot possibly repress because, at the time, I am actually the idea I am interpreting, and naturally I picture my players and auditors as in accord with me. I know, of course, that my mannerisms have been widely discussed. – John Philip Sousa

153440. I think that the quality of all bands is steadily improving and it is a pleasant thought to me that perhaps the efforts of Sousa’s Band have quickened that interest and improved that quality. – John Philip Sousa

153441. Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds? – John Philip Sousa

153442. Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. – John Philip Sousa

153443. My religion lies in my composition. – John Philip Sousa

153444. My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people. – John Philip Sousa

153445. To the average mind popular music would mean compositions vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment. That is absolutely false. – John Philip Sousa

153446. Remember always that the composer’s pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty. – John Philip Sousa

153447. The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions. – John Philip Sousa

153448. No nation as young as America can be expected to become immediately a power in the arts. – John Philip Sousa

153449. The office of President is a great one; to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man. – John Philip Sousa

153450. There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying. – John Philip Sousa

153451. I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country. – John Philip Sousa

153452. There is one thing that freezes a musician more than the deadliest physical cold, and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience! – John Philip Sousa

153453. Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing. – John Philip Sousa

153454. I have always believed that 98% of a student’s progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher. – John Philip Sousa

153455. Sincere composers believe in God. – John Philip Sousa

153456. America can well expect to develop a goodly amount of composers for she has a goodly number of people. – John Philip Sousa

153457. Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself. – John Philip Sousa

153458. Composers are the only people who can hear good music above bad sounds. – John Philip Sousa

153459. From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else. – John Philip Sousa

153460. Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance, as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production, it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius. – John Philip Sousa

153461. Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music. – John Philip Sousa

153462. I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him. – John Philip Sousa

153463. I can almost always write music; at any hour of the twenty-four, if I put pencil to paper, music comes. – John Philip Sousa

153464. I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time. – John Philip Sousa

153465. I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect. – John Philip Sousa

153466. American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows. – John Philip Sousa

153467. It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it. – David H. Souter

153468. Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man’s nature. – Bishop Robert South

153469. It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don’t care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done. – Bishop Robert South

153470. Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none. – Bishop Robert South

153471. Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. – Bishop Robert South

153472. Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise. – Bishop Robert South

153473. Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. – Bishop Robert South

153474. If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. – Bishop Robert South

153475. Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus. – Bishop Robert South

153476. Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. – Bishop Robert South

153477. Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. – Bishop Robert South

153478. It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination. – Robert South

153479. The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible. – Robert South

153480. Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. – Robert South

153481. The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words. – Robert South

153482. Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument. – Robert South

153483. Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together. – Robert South

153484. Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. – Robert South

153485. Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart. – Robert South

153486. Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure. – Robert South

153487. God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. – Robert South

153488. God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again. – Robert South

153489. Folly enlarges men’s desires while it lessens their capacities. – Robert South

153490. Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus. – Robert South

153491. Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it. – Robert South

153492. Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason. – Robert South

153493. In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation. – Robert South

153494. An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise. – Robert South

153495. Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears. – Joanna Southcott

153496. In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days. His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen; till I was worn out with rage and malice against him, I could not bear myself. – Joanna Southcott

153497. My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev. Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter. I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it. – Joanna Southcott

153498. New-Year’s Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed. – Joanna Southcott

153499. The end of all things is at hand; that Satan’s kingdom will be destroyed, and Satan chained down for a thousand years, and Christ’s kingdom established upon earth. – Joanna Southcott

153500. The first is last, and the last is first. – Joanna Southcott

153501. The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land. – Joanna Southcott

153502. What you know not now you will know hereafter. – Joanna Southcott

153503. In 1795, I sent him another letter, telling him, that danger still stood before us, and that the truth of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men. – Joanna Southcott

153504. The Spirit of the Lord is with them that fear him. – Joanna Southcott

153505. If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one’s judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man’s judgment. – Joanna Southcott

153506. I was now ordered to have my writings copied, and put into the printer’s hand. – Joanna Southcott

153507. I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader, that, in 1792, I was strangely visited, by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth. – Joanna Southcott

153508. I shall now proceed to my own experience, which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep; and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth. – Joanna Southcott

153509. I am the fool, and must be the sufferer, if it be not of God. – Joanna Southcott

153510. In 1792, my Sister told me, I was growing out of my senses. – Joanna Southcott

153511. Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger. – Joanna Southcott

153512. At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796, I was ordered to write to the Church ministers. – Joanna Southcott

153513. You can’t do the end of the world in a conventionally dramatic way or Boy Meets Girl way. – Terry Southern

153514. It’s often the case with directors that they don’t like to share credit, which is the case of Stanley. He would prefer just A Film By Stanley Kubrick including music and everything. – Terry Southern

153515. Peter Beard is one of those people I’ve known a long time. We have an affinity. We share certain values. – Terry Southern

153516. Someone wrote a piece about Henry Green in The Partisan Review that was so intriguing that I got one of his novels, Loving, I believe, which was the first that came to attention in the United States. – Terry Southern

153517. Sometimes we would be staked out in the middle of the river, several barges tied together. So we could party. – Terry Southern

153518. The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock – shock is a worn-out word – but astonish. – Terry Southern

153519. The Loved One has been the most underrated film I’ve worked on. – Terry Southern

153520. When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of time doing damage control on The Magic Christian. – Terry Southern

153521. It’s frustrating not to have more control over your material. – Terry Southern

153522. Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best. – Terry Southern

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153523. In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty is your lack of control as a writer. – Terry Southern

153524. When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor. – Terry Southern

153525. David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley, who edited the Best American Short Stories series. She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology. – Terry Southern

153526. After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector. – Terry Southern

153527. It was a good experience working with Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda. – Terry Southern

153528. Blue Movie was based on an idea that Stanley Kubrick had. Somebody came by one day with some porn footage. – Terry Southern

153529. In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate on an updated version of the book. – Terry Southern

153530. For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of. – Terry Southern

153531. Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries. – Terry Southern

153532. I like to work at night. – Terry Southern

153533. I met Claxton on the set of The Cincinnati Kid. – Terry Southern

153534. I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers. – Terry Southern

153535. I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal. – Terry Southern

153536. An angel has no memory. – Terry Southern

153537. Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves. – Robert Southey

153538. Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain. – Robert Southey

153539. What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up? – Robert Southey

153540. To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible. – Robert Southey

153541. They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity. – Robert Southey

153542. The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. – Robert Southey

153543. Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things. – Robert Southey

153544. Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die. – Robert Southey

153545. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. – Robert Southey

153546. It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. – Robert Southey

153547. It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also. – Robert Southey

153548. If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. – Robert Southey

153549. How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. – Robert Southey

153550. All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things. – Robert Southey

153551. Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. – Robert Southey

153552. A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden. – Robert Southey

153553. Hoist up sail while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man’s pleasure. – Robert Southwell

153554. When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown. – Robert Southwell

153555. The real minimum wage is zero. – Thomas Sowell

153556. The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way. – Thomas Sowell

153557. What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture. – Thomas Sowell

153558. What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long. – Thomas Sowell

153559. Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation? – Thomas Sowell

153560. You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing. – Thomas Sowell

153561. The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites. – Thomas Sowell

153562. There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young. – Thomas Sowell

153563. Too much of what is called “education” is little more than an expensive isolation from reality. – Thomas Sowell

153564. There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously. – Thomas Sowell

153565. The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive. – Thomas Sowell

153566. The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers. – Thomas Sowell

153567. People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes. – Thomas Sowell

153568. Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell

153569. Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens. – Thomas Sowell

153570. One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. – Thomas Sowell

153571. Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. – Thomas Sowell

153572. One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them. – Thomas Sowell

153573. Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved. – Thomas Sowell

153574. People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. – Thomas Sowell

153575. The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. – Thomas Sowell

153576. The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. – Thomas Sowell

153577. The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. – Thomas Sowell

153578. The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best. – Thomas Sowell

153579. The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. – Thomas Sowell

153580. The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them. – Thomas Sowell

153581. The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. – Thomas Sowell

153582. The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending. – Thomas Sowell

153583. People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do. – Thomas Sowell

153584. Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats. – Thomas Sowell

153585. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks in the top ten percent of students, but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class. – Thomas Sowell

153586. Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don’t need to imagine it. It’s called the United States of America. – Thomas Sowell

153587. Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good. – Thomas Sowell

153588. Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. – Thomas Sowell

153589. Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights. – Thomas Sowell

153590. Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it. – Thomas Sowell

153591. Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. – Thomas Sowell

153592. Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. – Thomas Sowell

153593. Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities. – Thomas Sowell

153594. Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. – Thomas Sowell

153595. If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. – Thomas Sowell

153596. If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. – Thomas Sowell

153597. Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies. – Thomas Sowell

153598. It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it. – Thomas Sowell

153599. It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. – Thomas Sowell

153600. It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. – Thomas Sowell

153601. Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face. – Thomas Sowell

153602. Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated. – Thomas Sowell

153603. Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help. – Thomas Sowell

153604. Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don’t run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them. – Thomas Sowell

153605. Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision. – Thomas Sowell

153606. If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism. – Thomas Sowell

153607. But the ultimate lesson is just sit down and write. That’s all. – Wole Soyinka

153608. Even when I’m writing plays I enjoy having company and mentally I think of that company as the company I’m writing for. – Wole Soyinka

153609. See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome. – Wole Soyinka

153610. But when you’re deprived of it for a lengthy period then you value human companionship. But you have to survive and so you devise all kinds of mental exercises and it’s amazing. – Wole Soyinka

153611. I consider the process of gestation just as important as when you’re actually sitting down putting words to the paper. – Wole Soyinka

153612. I don’t really consider myself a novelist, it just came out purely by accident. – Wole Soyinka

153613. I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way. We’d meet, they’d come and seek me out, we’d talk about the future. And I found that their depression and pessimism was every bit as acute as mine. – Wole Soyinka

153614. I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture. – Wole Soyinka

153615. I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action. – Wole Soyinka

153616. I’m not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I’ve never understood. – Wole Soyinka

153617. Looking at faces of people, one gets the feeling there’s a lot of work to be done. – Wole Soyinka

153618. My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being. – Wole Soyinka

153619. One thing I can tell you is this, that I am not a methodical writer. – Wole Soyinka

153620. Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie. – Wole Soyinka

153621. Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth. – Wole Soyinka

153622. The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. – Wole Soyinka

153623. The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail. – Wole Soyinka

153624. The novel, for me, was an accident. I really don’t consider myself a novelist. – Wole Soyinka

153625. One, a mass movement from within, which, as you know, is constantly being put down brutally but which, again, regroups and moves forward as is happening right now as we are speaking. – Wole Soyinka

153626. And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others. – Wole Soyinka

153627. And gradually they’re beginning to recognize the fact that there’s nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it’s sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms. – Wole Soyinka

153628. But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That’s why I call it the most social of the various art forms. – Wole Soyinka

153629. Well, first of all I’ll say that I come alive best in theater. – Wole Soyinka

153630. Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. – Wole Soyinka

153631. Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you’re deprived of it. – Wole Soyinka

153632. There’s something about the theater which makes my fingertips tingle. – Wole Soyinka

153633. There’s a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it’s being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience. – Wole Soyinka

153634. There are different kinds of artists and very often, I’ll be very frank with you, I wish I were a different kind. – Wole Soyinka

153635. I’m running because we need change. – Zack Space

153636. It starts with campaign finance reform. – Zack Space

153637. I didn’t worry about leaving the fast lane – I was just so consumed with my baby that it seemed like the right thing to do. I never felt like I left New York, though. If you’ve lived in a place and loved it, you never feel like you left it. – Sissy Spacek

153638. I had a dozen years to act before starting a family then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value. – Sissy Spacek

153639. You don’t forget the movies, but you forget the details of them. – Sissy Spacek

153640. My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I’m committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards. – Kevin Spacey

153641. For me, coming to work every day has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be. – Kevin Spacey

153642. Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies. – Kevin Spacey

153643. Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios. – Kevin Spacey

153644. It’s so easy for us to misperceive and see the things in others that we want to see. And, when we’re wrong, and often we’re dead wrong, we miss the truth. – Kevin Spacey

153645. It’s a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it’s a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face. – Kevin Spacey

153646. If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart; if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains! – Kevin Spacey

153647. I’ve been trying to take this journey over the last four years of getting away from playing manipulative and villainous characters and playing characters that are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected. – Kevin Spacey

153648. I’ve been on sets where things weren’t relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason. – Kevin Spacey

153649. I’m supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I’m somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you’ve got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I’m somebody else? – Kevin Spacey

153650. I’m not someone who’s led my life trying to get publicity; I’d rather do my work and go home. – Kevin Spacey

153651. Over the years, I’ve been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I’ve tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences would be protected. – Kevin Spacey

153652. I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling… to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift. – Kevin Spacey

153653. I’m lucky if I find one movie a year that’s worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot. – Kevin Spacey

153654. I’m not out there trying to get press for myself nor am I trying to convince anybody that I’m living any kind of a life. I’m actually trying to convince people: I don’t want you to know what I’m living, because it’s none of your business. – Kevin Spacey

153655. I’m aware that, from the outside, this looks like I’ve got quite an ego. – Kevin Spacey

153656. I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid. – Kevin Spacey

153657. I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I’ve done. That to me is what my job is. – Kevin Spacey

153658. I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me. – Kevin Spacey

153659. But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in. – Kevin Spacey

153660. I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman. – Kevin Spacey

153661. Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane. – Kevin Spacey

153662. The next day I was in my school’s production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn’t recognized before. – Kevin Spacey

153663. Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller. – Kevin Spacey

153664. As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies… is you fall in love with moments. – Kevin Spacey

153665. And I certainly won’t lay out areas of my life that I think are just private. – Kevin Spacey

153666. Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know? – Kevin Spacey

153667. Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get. – Kevin Spacey

153668. I liked it because it was such a dangerous script and showed just what human beings are capable of. Here was a movie in which Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, who always win in every movie they ever do, simply don’t win. I felt that was outrageous for a commercial movie. – Kevin Spacey

153669. Gossip, even when it avoids the sexual, bears around it a faint flavor of the erotic. – Patricia Meyer Spacks

153670. The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality. – Patricia Meyer Spacks

153671. My career is just kind of crazy. – David Spade

153672. You can either look at things in a brutal, truthful way that’s depressing, or you can screw around and have fun. – David Spade

153673. When I started I’d fly across the country to do a gig for a hundred bucks. – David Spade

153674. To make money I picked up work as a busboy, valet parker, skateboard shop employee. – David Spade

153675. To be famous and broke is hard. – David Spade

153676. Success? You can’t get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, ‘That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He’s horrible.’ – David Spade

153677. It’s so crazy in Hollywood. – David Spade

153678. It’s just a campy blast. I just want to do as little as I can and make it good, and try not to sell out. I’m sure I will, but I’m just trying to postpone it. – David Spade

153679. It’s funny because it’s funny. – David Spade

153680. In grade school I was smart, but I didn’t have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends. – David Spade

153681. I’m like a Dilbert cartoon. – David Spade

153682. I want to get back to my fighting weight of 98 pounds. I have the exact measurements of that guy from the movie, Powder. Right now, I am the reigning West Coast Powder. – David Spade

153683. I have no stories to sell. A lot of my relationships are with civilians, and no one wants to hear about those. – David Spade

153684. I have no detectable hair style. – David Spade

153685. There are too many fawning entertainment shows out there and not one of them is making fun of it all. – David Spade

153686. Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it’s not really worthy of it. – James Spader

153687. I don’t think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It’s all just pretend. That’s what’s fun about it. – James Spader

153688. Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe. – James Spader

153689. I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot. – James Spader

153690. The first perk of theatre is the girls. – James Spader

153691. The minute you make people laugh, you get them to listen. – Merrie Spaeth

153692. Yale is practicing a most unusual media strategy. I’d call it Just say nothing. – Merrie Spaeth

153693. We reinvent ourselves to solve a client’s problem. It’s more than just tweaking. It’s rethinking what your audience wants and needs. Isn’t that what great actors constantly do? – Merrie Spaeth

153694. Peter Sellers constantly reinvented himself. – Merrie Spaeth

153695. What I learned was the quality of continual reinvention. – Merrie Spaeth

153696. A pitcher needs two pitches, one they’re looking for and one to cross them up. – Warren Spahn

153697. You don’t just throw the ball – you propel it. – Warren Spahn

153698. When I throw a ground ball, I expect it to be an out, maybe two. – Warren Spahn

153699. What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what better challenge can there be than the one between the pitcher and the hitter. – Warren Spahn

153700. Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers – .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business. – Warren Spahn

153701. Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. – Warren Spahn

153702. A sore arm is like a headache or a toothache. It can make you feel bad, but if you just forget about it and do what you have to do, it will go away. If you really like to pitch and you want to pitch, that’s what you’ll do. – Warren Spahn

153703. Baseball is a man maker. – Al Spalding

153704. I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing. – Al Spalding

153705. Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter. – Al Spalding

153706. Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance. – Al Spalding

153707. The genius of our institutions is democratic – baseball is a democratic game. – Al Spalding

153708. There was endless action – not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk – the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part. – Charles Spalding

153709. You watched these people go through their lives and just had a feeling that they existed outside the usual laws of nature; that there was no other group so handsome, so engaged. – Charles Spalding

153710. It was as simple as this: The Kennedys had a feeling of being heightened and it rubbed off on the people who came in contact with them. They were a unit. – Charles Spalding

153711. As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape. – John Lancaster Spalding

153712. The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. – John Lancaster Spalding

153713. We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us. – John Lancaster Spalding

153714. It’s an odd world. – Timothy Spall

153715. It doesn’t bother me one iota that most of my career has been playing people who are not that – well, let’s say that people wouldn’t aspire to be like them. – Timothy Spall

153716. Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage. – Timothy Spall

153717. I’m working class, and want people to know I’m not unintelligent and all the other cliches that come with it. – Timothy Spall

153718. I know I work quite hard at making people like me. – Timothy Spall

153719. I know what I like when I see it, but no way have I ever become interested in learning about it. – Timothy Spall

153720. I was always insecure about the way I looked. – Timothy Spall

153721. I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than she had not thought of birth control. – Muriel Spark

153722. I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. – Muriel Spark

153723. One’s prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full. – Muriel Spark

153724. Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. – Muriel Spark

153725. It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. – Muriel Spark

153726. One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom. – Muriel Spark

153727. Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. – Muriel Spark

153728. I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work. – Muriel Spark

153729. If you’re going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you’re going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. – Muriel Spark

153730. It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles. – Muriel Spark

153731. When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. – Muriel Spark

153732. All my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life. – Muriel Spark

153733. Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that’s their order of importance. – Muriel Spark

153734. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion. – Muriel Spark

153735. I try to be as ignorant about things as I can. – Hal Sparks

153736. It’s better to waste money than time. You can always get more money. – Hal Sparks

153737. Anyone who still supports George Bush would still let Michael Jackson babysit their kids. – Hal Sparks

153738. Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson is not fitted to fill the office of President; his limited experience of anything to do with civil government and his great age make him incompetent. – Jared Sparks

153739. The majority is still at the General’s disposal. – Jared Sparks

153740. Loving once and only once is possible – anything is possible. – Nicholas Sparks

153741. Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It’s the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It’s that important, so don’t mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. – Nicholas Sparks

153742. I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn’t marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels. – Nicholas Sparks

153743. I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much. – Nicholas Sparks

153744. I suppose more than anything, it’s the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns. – Nicholas Sparks

153745. I suppose I’m most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone. – Nicholas Sparks

153746. I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I’ve read has taught me something. – Nicholas Sparks

153747. I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don’t write about adultery or kids having premarital sex. – Nicholas Sparks

153748. I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. – Nicholas Sparks

153749. I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church. – Nicholas Sparks

153750. Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind. – Nicholas Sparks

153751. By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it’s possible to learn how things are done – the mechanics of writing, so to speak – and which genres and authors excel in various areas. – Nicholas Sparks

153752. None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone. – Nicholas Sparks

153753. All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story. – Nicholas Sparks

153754. Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work. – Nicholas Sparks

153755. A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1. – Nicholas Sparks

153756. Rekindled love is generally short-term. – Nicholas Sparks

153757. Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this. – Nicholas Sparks

153758. Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks

153759. Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars. – Nicholas Sparks

153760. I’ll admit that it’s not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. – Nicholas Sparks

153761. I’m writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh? – Nicholas Sparks

153762. In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy. – Nicholas Sparks

153763. I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours. – Nicholas Sparks

153764. My wife, my family, my friends – they’ve all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving. – Nicholas Sparks

153765. The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again. – Nicholas Sparks

153766. Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it’s harder to break out than ever. – Nicholas Sparks

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153767. There’s always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful. – Nicholas Sparks

153768. To be quite honest, I’ve been very blessed when I’ve worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was. – Nicholas Sparks

153769. What’s the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I’m more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that. – Nicholas Sparks

153770. Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It’s one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. – Nicholas Sparks

153771. A lot of people thought I was going to be a one-hit wonder, so I had that chip on my shoulder. – Bubba Sparxxx

153772. Well not really to get attention, but to entertain, but you know to show some elements of rural life as well, it kind of blended all in, its kind of like a mockery in a sense, kind of stab back at people that have those stereotypical ideas of the south. – Bubba Sparxxx

153773. But then again in the East Coast, I think, Tupac, inspired everybody on the East Coast, everybody down south, everybody in the West Coast you know what sayin’. – Bubba Sparxxx

153774. Deliverance is about what I went through the first time. And I chalk it up as a learning experience. – Bubba Sparxxx

153775. I feel that my ear candy is a little different from the ear candy most people are receiving right now. – Bubba Sparxxx

153776. I had deeper, more reflective songs on the first album. – Bubba Sparxxx

153777. I think the hip hop world and the rock world still have a lot in common, but it certainly seems like things happen and break at a much faster pace in the hip hop world. – Bubba Sparxxx

153778. I think the true rock fans are pretty loyal. – Bubba Sparxxx

153779. I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about. – Bubba Sparxxx

153780. If you take any populated place – any major city in America – and drive 45 minutes from that spot directly out of town you’ll be in about as country a place as you’ll ever find. – Bubba Sparxxx

153781. We never got on a big, big tour, but we did a lot of spot dates. – Bubba Sparxxx

153782. I wanted to tell my story in a way I haven’t done before, things I’ve been going through in my life. – Bubba Sparxxx

153783. Whatever is about you that is translated into your art, that’s gonna keep you completly original and fresh and I just think that, that’s just the best advice I can give, to an artist creatively. – Bubba Sparxxx

153784. When people screamed novelty the first time around talking about an ugly video and stuff I was really insulted because, hold on a minute, everyone you see in the video are real life. – Bubba Sparxxx

153785. You know, I think when people fly the nest a little too soon, as far as getting involved in movies, anything beyond the music can make it suffer, I just want to make sure that I’m not that guy. – Bubba Sparxxx

153786. You know, that’s kind of the thing, I can’t freestyle and I used to always wonder why I couldn’t, and when I would try once out of every six months, but I was always a great writer! – Bubba Sparxxx

153787. The same things go on everywhere, whether you’re from the city, the country or wherever. – Bubba Sparxxx

153788. Rock fans are pretty fickle, too, you know. – Bubba Sparxxx

153789. When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive. – Boris Spassky

153790. On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches. – Boris Spassky

153791. Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still young and potent champion. – Boris Spassky

153792. The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game. – Boris Spassky

153793. The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that. – Boris Spassky

153794. Time control directly influences the quality of play. – Boris Spassky

153795. We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema – some actors don’t like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre. – Boris Spassky

153796. We were like bishops of opposite color. – Boris Spassky

153797. When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on. – Boris Spassky

153798. When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations – the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally. – Boris Spassky

153799. Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it’s hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people. – Boris Spassky

153800. Nowadays it would be reasonable to have an annual world championship. – Boris Spassky

153801. Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense. – Boris Spassky

153802. Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess – players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation. – Boris Spassky

153803. In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King – and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you. – Boris Spassky

153804. I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches – now I am trying to repay that debt. – Boris Spassky

153805. I think that the World Champion should try to defend the quality of play more than anyone else. – Boris Spassky

153806. I don’t want ever to be champion again. – Boris Spassky

153807. I don’t play in tournaments, but I follow some. – Boris Spassky

153808. I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov’s site is very interesting. – Boris Spassky

153809. For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control. – Boris Spassky

153810. Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though. – Boris Spassky

153811. It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting. – Tris Speaker

153812. Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball. – Tris Speaker

153813. The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy. – Tris Speaker

153814. The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one. – Tris Speaker

153815. If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he’ll pick up a baseball in preference to the others. – Tris Speaker

153816. Being a press secretary is like learning to type: You’re hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don’t realize it. You’re speaking for the president without ever having to go to him. – Larry Speakes

153817. I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest. – Larry Speakes

153818. Those who talk don’t know what is going on and those who know what is going on won’t talk. – Larry Speakes

153819. You don’t tell us how to stage the news and we don’t tell you how to cover it. – Larry Speakes

153820. Music is more than just listening to it. People use the music for them protection at times. – Burning Spear

153821. Because it’s uncensored cable, I think we’ll be able to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn’t been seen before. We can actually finish jokes. – Aries Spears

153822. That’s where the money is, on the road. – Aries Spears

153823. There’s got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place. – Aries Spears

153824. The best part about being a stand-up is the connection with the audience. There’s nothing more gratifying then when you can make 300 people applaud and stand up – because that’s all you. – Aries Spears

153825. The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things. – Aries Spears

153826. I’m from the streets of New York. I know what tough talk sounds like. – Aries Spears

153827. I think Chappelle set the bar when he came out with his show. To be as great as him or greater you have to push it a little further – as long as there’s substance in terms of the material. – Aries Spears

153828. Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities. – Aries Spears

153829. To sustain longevity, you have to evolve. – Aries Spears

153830. I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game. – Aries Spears

153831. I want to wait to have sex until I’m married. – Britney Spears

153832. England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy. – Britney Spears

153833. Don’t treat me like a little girl. – Britney Spears

153834. Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about. – Britney Spears

153835. I always wanted to be a singer, it’s what I wanted to do since I was little. I’m doing it now and I couldn’t be happier. – Britney Spears

153836. I did not have implants, I just had a growth spurt. – Britney Spears

153837. I don’t like defining myself. I just am. – Britney Spears

153838. I don’t really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won’t forget it. – Britney Spears

153839. I don’t understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I’m interested in someone, and I don’t want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I’m not interested in that person. – Britney Spears

153840. I don’t want people kissing my butt. If I had a bad show and I know it, don’t tell me I had a good show. I hate that. I guess because I’m 17, people think I don’t see stuff like that. – Britney Spears

153841. I don’t want to pierce anything. I think it’s outdated. Belly rings and all are, like, old. – Britney Spears

153842. I go out with friends, but I don’t have time to get in trouble. – Britney Spears

153843. I know not everyone will like me, but this is who I am so if you don’t like it, tough! – Britney Spears

153844. I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, ‘Hello?’ – Britney Spears

153845. Christina Aguilera and I are friends no matter what the media makes up. – Britney Spears

153846. I’m rich, freakin’ rich. It’s crazy. – Britney Spears

153847. When you’re comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that’s how me and J. are. When we’re in a room together, we don’t have to say anything. It’s for real. – Britney Spears

153848. The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff. – Britney Spears

153849. Onstage I’m the happiest person in the world. – Britney Spears

153850. Marry Prince William? I’d love that. Who wouldn’t want to be a princess? – Britney Spears

153851. Justin Timberlake is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He’s funny. He’s cute. He’s great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that’s cool. – Britney Spears

153852. I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it’s like, she didn’t care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot. – Britney Spears

153853. I’m so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I’ve have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life. – Britney Spears

153854. I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that’s young, happy and fun. – Britney Spears

153855. I’m not at the point where I’d feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I’m the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone’s going to jump out and get me. – Britney Spears

153856. I’m attracted to guys who are really confident and make conversation. – Britney Spears

153857. I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she’s performing, the audience is just in awe of her. – Britney Spears

153858. I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model – because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I’m offstage, I’m just like everybody else. – Britney Spears

153859. I wish my hair was thicker, and I wish my feet were prettier. My toes are really ugly. I wish my ears were smaller. And my nose could be smaller too. – Britney Spears

153860. With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt… because love is an amazing feeling. – Britney Spears

153861. Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn’t mean I’m naughty. – Britney Spears

153862. If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine. – Arlen Specter

153863. The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens. – Arlen Specter

153864. The essence of a democracy is a free electorate. – Arlen Specter

153865. Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns. – Arlen Specter

153866. We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq – that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people. – Arlen Specter

153867. When the students are occupied, they’re not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment. – Arlen Specter

153868. If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong. – Arlen Specter

153869. I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the Senate schedule around the availability of Senators who are running for President. – Arlen Specter

153870. Effective security measures do not come cheap. – Arlen Specter

153871. There is no doubt that our nation’s security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities. – Arlen Specter

153872. As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt. – Arlen Specter

153873. Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding. – Arlen Specter

153874. As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate. – Arlen Specter

153875. American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend. – Arlen Specter

153876. But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security. – Arlen Spector

153877. I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I’m not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I’m not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it. – Arlen Spector

153878. Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush’s austere budget for the next fiscal year. – Arlen Spector

153879. I’m dealing in rock’n’roll. I’m, like, I’m not a bona fide human being. – Phil Spector

153880. The gun went off accidentally. – Phil Spector

153881. Well, first of all, they’re all about the music and all I care about in my professional career is the music. – Ronnie Spector

153882. When I do a concert and people put their hands in the air, they’re doing it on their own. – Ronnie Spector

153883. I think Behind the Music is good for people like Leif Garrett and Motley Crue. – Ronnie Spector

153884. We had the skirts with the slits up the side, sort of tough, sort of Spanish Harlem cool, but sweet too. – Ronnie Spector

153885. Today, they’re just up there for the money, just packaged and be gone. – Ronnie Spector

153886. The people need to feel the music. – Ronnie Spector

153887. Stage performing is a dying art form. – Ronnie Spector

153888. So don’t get me wrong, I love my songs, and I still love hearing them. That’s history, baby. – Ronnie Spector

153889. No one has their own identity like the Ronettes did back in the day. – Ronnie Spector

153890. My honeymoon night was spent on the floor in the bathroom with my mother. – Ronnie Spector

153891. Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke. And it’s a shame. – Ronnie Spector

153892. Kill Rock Stars allowed me to put out a real genuine rock ‘n’ roll record. – Ronnie Spector

153893. I used to cry myself to sleep every night. I missed singing so much. And performing. Man, I missed it so much. – Ronnie Spector

153894. But I don’t really like to discuss Phil anymore. – Ronnie Spector

153895. I see the Ricky Martin thing, and everything is like, just packaged for this moment. Where are they going to be 10 years, 20 years from now? – Ronnie Spector

153896. Back 20 years ago, I was recording with Bruce Springsteen, and his producer called me and said I had to be in the studio the next day to finish the sessions, and I couldn’t. I had to be in court, in California. All this took like 10 years out of my life. – Ronnie Spector

153897. But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties. I loved those British guys, the way they just stood there and shook their hair. – Ronnie Spector

153898. Every act I see, their whole act is choreographed. I’m sick of seeing these dancers. The only reason they have them is they don’t have enough talent to get people dancing themselves. – Ronnie Spector

153899. From that first meeting, I totally loved working with Joey, it was a real collaboration. – Ronnie Spector

153900. I have three adopted children with Phil, and for years I was fighting in court with him over being able to see my kids. I was always going back and forth to California, going to court, and I was never able to get a project going. – Ronnie Spector

153901. I love my songs, let’s not get crazy here. – Ronnie Spector

153902. I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. – Ronnie Spector

153903. I love the fact that 35 years later, I still hear my songs on the radio. – Ronnie Spector

153904. I mean, Janet Jackson? She’s like Michael Jackson with hair. – Ronnie Spector

153905. I never tried to kill myself or anything. – Ronnie Spector

153906. I just want to get on stage and sing and be happy. – Ronnie Spector

153907. There’s such good writing now on television and I don’t see a lot of great writing on films sadly. – Scott Speedman

153908. And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a good actor. – Scott Speedman

153909. I think Canada, our industry is still somewhat based in America’s industry. – Scott Speedman

153910. I’d like to do the young cadet thing again for sure, but that’s why I wanted to do this, to see if I could do it. I took the scenes out of the script and put them together and read them as one little arc, story and that seemed to work. – Scott Speedman

153911. I’d rather not make films than make bad ones. – Scott Speedman

153912. If you don’t live a normal life, how do you relate to people? – Scott Speedman

153913. It’s an interesting time that way. It’s hard to meet good girls down here. It seems like they’re all after something and interested in their own lives. – Scott Speedman

153914. You’ve got to just go do what you do – you can’t really worry about who was attached to the movie before. – Scott Speedman

153915. There’s nothing worse – I don’t like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when – I mean, for me I’ve played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character. – Scott Speedman

153916. Well, when I did Underworld 2, I was in Vancouver for five months and I was reminiscent to be back up there. – Scott Speedman

153917. I just would like to spend more time in New York City. – Scott Speedman

153918. Probably the most difficult things were my favorite parts. The make-up and the big fight sequence at the end of the movie were very difficult but really fun and challenging. – Scott Speedman

153919. Duets is about six people, so it’s like three different movies – three different duets. I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks. – Scott Speedman

153920. I remember listening to Cube’s music when I was like 14 years old, my friends listening to it up in Toronto. – Scott Speedman

153921. I mean, I love California, but LA to me is still a strange place. – Scott Speedman

153922. And when I have lived elsewhere, every two weeks I have to fly back to LA. Even New York directors go there to audition. So I have to be there to a degree. – Scott Speedman

153923. I bought a house in LA, hanging out there and spending a lot of time in Toronto, but not much. – Scott Speedman

153924. I can walk down the street all day and people look at me, but they don’t talk to me or stop me. – Scott Speedman

153925. I can’t swim at the level I used to. I had to retire because of an injury to my shoulder. – Scott Speedman

153926. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles. She remembered me from something years before, and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing. – Scott Speedman

153927. I don’t see the point in signing on to do something and then leaving. – Scott Speedman

153928. I don’t think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that’s a strong show, a great fan base and it’s helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically. – Scott Speedman

153929. And sex is definitely part of college life. – Scott Speedman

153930. All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way. – Albert Speer

153931. I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart. – Albert Speer

153932. Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941. – Albert Speer

153933. No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order. – Albert Speer

153934. It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us. – Albert Speer

153935. In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp, and cannot, therefore, give any information about them. – Albert Speer

153936. I was not a member of the SS. – Albert Speer

153937. I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism. – Albert Speer

153938. All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected. – Albert Speer

153939. Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it. – Albert Speer

153940. The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion. – John H. Speke

153941. My first occupation was to map the country. – John H. Speke

153942. The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen. – John H. Speke

153943. Twins are usually hailed with delight, because they swell the power of the family, though in some instances they are put to death. – John H. Speke

153944. So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig. – John H. Speke

153945. I was afterwards sorry for this, though, if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives, as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners. – John H. Speke

153946. I profess accurately to describe native Africa – Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse, whether for good or evil, from European civilisation. – John H. Speke

153947. Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true. – John H. Speke

153948. Cows, after leaving the low lands near the coast, are found to be plentiful everywhere, and to produce milk in small quantities, from which butter is made. – John H. Speke

153949. The rest of my work, besides sketching and keeping a diary, which was the most troublesome of all, consisted in making geological and zoological collections. – John H. Speke

153950. In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa. – John H. Speke

153951. Nowadays, people always say, how come he’s doing such young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad. I was very proud of that show. It’s the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl. – Aaron Spelling

153952. You know what shows today are missing? Stars. – Aaron Spelling

153953. You can’t predict a show, that is the damndest thing, you can’t predict if a show is going to work or not until it’s on the air. – Aaron Spelling

153954. When we did Dynasty, it was the clothes. I think the clothes affected every woman around the world. I got so many letters, I think we made the designer a millionaire! – Aaron Spelling

153955. We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season… It’s impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market. – Aaron Spelling

153956. There are a couple of things that I’m sure people don’t think are important, but I do. I don’t like hair changes unless there’s a reason for it. Clothing – I don’t like to see an outfit worn more than one time in an hour – you can wear it again a few weeks later. – Aaron Spelling

153957. One thing my wife says is bad about me, is that I still care too much. – Aaron Spelling

153958. Now I’ve even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I’m trying to gather fans, frankly. They’re very, very nice people – they really understand. It’s fun talking to them. – Aaron Spelling

153959. It’s OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can’t kiss another person because he’s a different color? Give me a break. And you have to remember, I’m from Dallas, Texas. – Aaron Spelling

153960. I’ll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don’t have any anthologies anymore, do we? – Aaron Spelling

153961. I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what it’s really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer. – Aaron Spelling

153962. Right now I’m doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it’s a lot of good work. It’s fun to do it, but it does wear you out. – Aaron Spelling

153963. I must tell you, I haven’t done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It’s a hard show to do, but I think it’s going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it’s a pretty strong show. – Aaron Spelling

153964. I love my wife, she deserves anything and everything. – Aaron Spelling

153965. I don’t remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple could be married but still love each other very much, spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon, be sensuous, and have fun together. – Aaron Spelling

153966. But, I don’t know, the violence, I can’t even talk about. We don’t do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act. – Aaron Spelling

153967. But it’s true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It’s like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then… We were thrilled about the ratings around the world. – Aaron Spelling

153968. A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it’s tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows? – Aaron Spelling

153969. It’s been a straight strip, I must tell you, I’ve enjoyed it all the way. If I’m saying things to make it sound like it’s hard, hard work, it’s not. It’s beautiful work. It’s fun work. It’s everything you’d ever want to do. – Aaron Spelling

153970. I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That’s just a little thing, though. – Tori Spelling

153971. I look at Liv Tyler and think ‘It’s not fair’, because I can’t find a flaw on her. And on top of that she seems nice, so it’s really not fair. – Tori Spelling

153972. Sometimes, when I’m alone, I put on six inch heels and wear nothing else and dance around in front of the mirror and do my little stripper dance. – Tori Spelling

153973. In Connecticut, my understanding, although I haven’t seen the actual litigation, is that they want to measure every other year and not provide annual assessment as is required in the statute. – Margaret Spellings

153974. Again, the truth of the matter is we haven’t paid that much attention to high school accountability. – Margaret Spellings

153975. What we know is the workplace is more demanding than ever before. – Margaret Spellings

153976. Well, one of them is annual assessment in grades 3-8. It’s integral to the implementation of everything. – Margaret Spellings

153977. We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about. – Margaret Spellings

153978. We know that if we’re going to remain economically competitive in the world, and viable as a civic democracy, that we’re going to have to get more people educated to higher levels. – Margaret Spellings

153979. We at the Department of Education are going to provide technical assistance; I’ve committed $14 million to show states how they might meet this more sophisticated approach. – Margaret Spellings

153980. There’s lots of institutions and lots of different cultures, and so that’s the kind of thing that parents need to be able to evaluate, and students themselves, when they make a selection. – Margaret Spellings

153981. The long and short of it is, we need more rigor in all kinds of programs. – Margaret Spellings

153982. My understanding is that Kansas, Massachusetts, they’ve been more pioneers on the special education side. – Margaret Spellings

153983. It’s a hard process to navigate… to figure out where your kid ought to go to college. – Margaret Spellings

153984. And I think that’s righteous, I think that’s what parents want to know. They want to know what’s going right in the school, and what needs improvement, and that’s what this law does. – Margaret Spellings

153985. And I think that we in America need to understand that many schools need improvement, and particularly with respect to how they’re serving minority children. – Margaret Spellings

153986. I think it’d be useful for parents to know kind of what is the culture of an institution. – Margaret Spellings

153987. And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people, it’s an intimate medium of television, and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality. – Margaret Spellings

153988. But the other notion is, we also believe that those folks closest on the ground that we’re holding accountable for the results can decide, and ought to evaluate which programs get results. – Margaret Spellings

153989. For too long, actually, we have either said you’re this or that. – Margaret Spellings

153990. Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry. – Margaret Spellings

153991. I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap. – Margaret Spellings

153992. I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators. – Margaret Spellings

153993. I think all kinds of parents are different in what they’re seeking. – Margaret Spellings

153994. When you do say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow’s side. – Francis Cardinal Spellman

153995. Our South Australian farmers left their holdings in the hands of their wives and children too young to take with them, but almost all of them returned to grow grain and produce to send to Victoria. – Catherine Helen Spence

153996. My pamphlet did not set the Torrens on fire. – Catherine Helen Spence

153997. My return to London introduced me to a wider range of society. – Catherine Helen Spence

153998. Nothing is insignificant in the history of a young community, and – above all – nothing seems impossible. – Catherine Helen Spence

153999. My brothers went to the parish school, one of the best in the county. – Catherine Helen Spence

154000. Probably my mother’s life was prolonged beyond that of a long-lived family by her coming to Australia in middle life; and if I ever had any tendency to consumption, the climate must have helped me. – Catherine Helen Spence

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