180000 famous quotes part 16 – 15001 to 16000

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180000 famous quotes part 16 – 15001 to 16000

15001. In daytime, they’re doing 50-60 pages a day, whereas nighttime, you do seven or eight. – Corbin Bernsen

15002. I have to say, though, it’s a little strange doing both because Durant is very straight and stern and austere. – Corbin Bernsen

15003. I love to entertain, I love to make people laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their lives. – Corbin Bernsen

15004. I saw the excitement, going to different places, being able to explore emotion in a healthy way. – Corbin Bernsen

15005. I’m sort of an experimenter; I thought it’d be interesting to play around and see what’s there. – Corbin Bernsen

15006. I’m very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I’m really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play. – Corbin Bernsen

15007. If we stop exploring space, we’re going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS. – Corbin Bernsen

15008. Yeah, I think if I were to go again, I’d try to go more on gut feelings and stick with it. I was on to Frederique. I found clues for everything, I found tons of stuff. – Corbin Bernsen

15009. It’s a great counter to doing the soap because it’s a comedy. It’s real physical comedy. – Corbin Bernsen

15010. It’s an addictive thing. It’s not so much I like to go win, but it’s a rush. – Corbin Bernsen

15011. It’s not so much I like to go win, but it’s a rush. A horrible gut wrenching thing, but it’s exciting. – Corbin Bernsen

15012. Taking employment out of the country – now that’s taking away jobs. These shows employ a lot of people: production, post-production, music supervisors, camera people. A hundred people or more. – Corbin Bernsen

15013. There’s nothing like coming home here, having the day off or morning off and going surfing. In Orlando I don’t know what I would do. – Corbin Bernsen

15014. They sent me some tapes of the original Mole and I thought it was pretty intriguing. I’m sort of an experimenter; I thought it’d be interesting to play around and see what’s there. It was fun. Turned out to be good. – Corbin Bernsen

15015. Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it. I didn’t want to do what my parents did, you know? – Corbin Bernsen

15016. Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done. – Al Bernstein

15017. A fool and his money get a lot of publicity. – Al Bernstein

15018. Easy doesn’t do it. – Al Bernstein

15019. If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance. – Al Bernstein

15020. Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. – Al Bernstein

15021. To the victor belong the responsibilities. – Al Bernstein

15022. Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. – Al Bernstein

15023. A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker. – Andrew Bernstein

15024. First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker. – Andrew Bernstein

15025. A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted. – Andrew Bernstein

15026. Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen. – Andrew Bernstein

15027. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal. – Carl Bernstein

15028. The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. – Carl Bernstein

15029. The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage. – Carl Bernstein

15030. The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised. – Carl Bernstein

15031. I thank God for not making me a computer scientist. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15032. I have discovered that there are two types of command interfaces in the world of computing: good interfaces and user interfaces. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15033. From a security perspective, if you’re connected, you’re screwed. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15034. I won’t be satisfied until I’ve put the entire security industry out of work. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15035. In general, the Internet was not designed to accommodate deliberate failures to communicate. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15036. Just because it’s automatic doesn’t mean it works. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15037. The average user doesn’t give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it’s fast. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15038. The most important function of a bibliographic entry is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15039. I do engineering, not religion. – Daniel J. Bernstein

15040. I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it. I didn’t think about whether I was ready. – Elmer Bernstein

15041. When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don’t have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays. – Elmer Bernstein

15042. Victor Young had been hired to write the score for the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill. You were then hired to write the score. But at the same time you’d written The Man with the Golden Arm score. – Elmer Bernstein

15043. Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry. That is patently asinine and ridiculous. – Elmer Bernstein

15044. There’s no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I’ve always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself. – Elmer Bernstein

15045. One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it. – Elmer Bernstein

15046. It was a great way to work. In those days, you had to be there. It was your world. It was your club. Your friends were there, your associates were there, your security was there. – Elmer Bernstein

15047. I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling. – Elmer Bernstein

15048. You wouldn’t think it would but my parents were really balanced about that. When it came time for me to be out of the house and out on my own they were very supportive. – Elmer Bernstein

15049. I made my way on to a grey list, a black list even. That’s something I’m very proud of, actually. – Elmer Bernstein

15050. I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns. I really like to stay away from car chases. I prefer the more intimate film. You have a much more direct association with the emotions. – Elmer Bernstein

15051. I’m generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America – especially with summer movies. – Elmer Bernstein

15052. A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future. – Leonard Bernstein

15053. Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. – Leonard Bernstein

15054. In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing. – Leonard Bernstein

15055. Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. – Leonard Bernstein

15056. The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world. – Leonard Bernstein

15057. This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. – Leonard Bernstein

15058. To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. – Leonard Bernstein

15059. I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer. – Leonard Bernstein

15060. My relationship to gravity is permanently altered. – Steven Jesse Bernstein

15061. Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true. – Yogi Berra

15062. It’s like deja-vu, all over again. – Yogi Berra

15063. Even Napoleon had his Watergate. – Yogi Berra

15064. I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary. – Yogi Berra

15065. He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious. – Yogi Berra

15066. How can you think and hit at the same time? – Yogi Berra

15067. Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken. – Yogi Berra

15068. I always thought that record would stand until it was broken. – Yogi Berra

15069. Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra

15070. I never said most of the things I said. – Yogi Berra

15071. I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. – Yogi Berra

15072. I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question. – Yogi Berra

15073. I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. – Yogi Berra

15074. I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. – Yogi Berra

15075. If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em. – Yogi Berra

15076. It gets late early out there. – Yogi Berra

15077. It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. – Yogi Berra

15078. It ain’t over till it’s over. – Yogi Berra

15079. In baseball, you don’t know nothing. – Yogi Berra

15080. If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

15081. If you come to a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra

15082. If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer. – Yogi Berra

15083. I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? – Yogi Berra

15084. When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra

15085. It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it. – Yogi Berra

15086. Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. – Yogi Berra

15087. Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded. – Yogi Berra

15088. Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting. – Yogi Berra

15089. So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face. – Yogi Berra

15090. It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. – Yogi Berra

15091. The future ain’t what it used to be. – Yogi Berra

15092. The other teams could make trouble for us if they win. – Yogi Berra

15093. The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase. – Yogi Berra

15094. There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em. – Yogi Berra

15095. All pitchers are liars or crybabies. – Yogi Berra

15096. We made too many wrong mistakes. – Yogi Berra

15097. Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours. – Yogi Berra

15098. You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. – Yogi Berra

15099. You can observe a lot by just watching. – Yogi Berra

15100. You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours. – Yogi Berra

15101. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. – Yogi Berra

15102. You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there. – Yogi Berra

15103. In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. – Yogi Berra

15104. A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. – Yogi Berra

15105. If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be. – Yogi Berra

15106. We have deep depth. – Yogi Berra

15107. I try to make films that move people when they are in the theater and make them think only after they leave. – Claude Berri

15108. You can’t bank on the outcome. – Daniel Berrigan

15109. My father had very little formal education. – Daniel Berrigan

15110. A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal. – Daniel Berrigan

15111. And their conviction is that if it is done with that kind of purity it will go somewhere. I believe that with all my heart, but I’m not responsible for its going somewhere. – Daniel Berrigan

15112. Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it’s such a horribly American word, and it’s such a vamp and, I think it’s a death trap. – Daniel Berrigan

15113. I don’t have to prove my life. I just have to live. – Daniel Berrigan

15114. I don’t know what more to say. I mean, we’re all going to die in a world that is worse than when we entered it. – Daniel Berrigan

15115. I never met a Jesuit before I applied for the order. – Daniel Berrigan

15116. I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison. – Daniel Berrigan

15117. I was publishing when I was 20, 21. And it really never stopped. – Daniel Berrigan

15118. I’d like to die with my boots on. – Daniel Berrigan

15119. It’s also reflective of a young person’s religion or faith in that it’s highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country. – Daniel Berrigan

15120. You just have to do what you know is right. – Daniel Berrigan

15121. Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd. – Daniel Berrigan

15122. One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. – Daniel Berrigan

15123. Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue. – Daniel Berrigan

15124. The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were. – Daniel Berrigan

15125. The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they’re the least remembered people. – Daniel Berrigan

15126. There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war – at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake. – Daniel Berrigan

15127. We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we’re all convicted felons. – Daniel Berrigan

15128. Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology, urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe, very affected by all of that. – Daniel Berrigan

15129. Well, I’ve been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them. – Daniel Berrigan

15130. You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can. – Daniel Berrigan

15131. It’s not going to be easy to change things. – Daniel Berrigan

15132. Don’t let the same dog bite you twice. – Chuck Berry

15133. It’s amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest. – Chuck Berry

15134. Rock’s so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather. – Chuck Berry

15135. No one ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer’. – Danielle Berry

15136. When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner. – Halle Berry

15137. I wish all men were like dogs. – Halle Berry

15138. I’m not afraid of portraying anything on-screen. – Halle Berry

15139. The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I’m the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don’t have a cherry. – Halle Berry

15140. I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head. – Halle Berry

15141. I think a smart person today realizes that you have to be part of the art films that are done just for the sake of the art. – Halle Berry

15142. I think it’s always best to be who you are. – Halle Berry

15143. My whole life I’ve had the fear that I was going to be abandoned. – Halle Berry

15144. I’m not sad at all about turning 40. – Halle Berry

15145. The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings. – Halle Berry

15146. I’d like to be able to use Storm’s powers for good, like have it rain more in Southern California. We could do with it. – Halle Berry

15147. I’m done with men… I’m going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don’t think I’m made for marriage. – Halle Berry

15148. I’m learning to accept the lack of privacy as the real downer in my profession. – Halle Berry

15149. I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. – Halle Berry

15150. I don’t know why, but I respond well to tortured characters. – Halle Berry

15151. I don’t see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think. – Halle Berry

15152. I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood so I felt like I just didn’t fit in. Like I wasn’t as good as everybody else or as smart, or whatever. – Halle Berry

15153. The worst thing a man can ever do is kiss me on the first date. – Halle Berry

15154. There’s a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog. – Halle Berry

15155. What’s the worst that can happen? If it doesn’t do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on. – Halle Berry

15156. In the X-Men the women are so strong and sexy! We really kick some male butt! – Halle Berry

15157. While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress. – Halle Berry

15158. If you really want to be competitive in today’s market you have to be in movies that make money. – Halle Berry

15159. Beauty is not just physical. – Halle Berry

15160. I know I’m only one human being and I’m only making one tiny contribution and it’s nothing more than that. – Halle Berry

15161. Anytime you put a movie out it’s subject to such scrutiny and such criticism. – Halle Berry

15162. It is very hard to separate one’s self from a character. Sometimes the people closest to me have to be very understanding. – Halle Berry

15163. You have to get the audience invested even if you’re doing something that they think is dumb, it’s kind of what these movies are all about. – Halle Berry

15164. After all, everybody has secrets and there are some things that nobody knows about you but only you, right? – Halle Berry

15165. And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that’s what is required of the industry today. – Halle Berry

15166. We have to fight sometimes to survive. – Jan Berry

15167. When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light – whatever that is for you – no matter how far away it seems. – Jan Berry

15168. I want to be remembered as one of the best record producers of my era. – Jan Berry

15169. If your library is not ‘unsafe,’ it probably isn’t doing its job. – John Berry

15170. A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank. – John Berry

15171. The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. – John Berry

15172. People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn’t break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then? – Marion Berry

15173. The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist. – Marion Berry

15174. People have criticised me because my security detail is larger than the president’s. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are. – Marion Berry

15175. If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate. – Marion Berry

15176. I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600’s. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. – Marion Berry

15177. I promise you a police car on every sidewalk. – Marion Berry

15178. I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa? – Marion Berry

15179. I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where’s Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less. – Marion Berry

15180. First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I’m a night owl. – Marion Berry

15181. The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice. – Marion Berry

15182. When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe. – Mary Frances Berry

15183. Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities. – Mary Frances Berry

15184. If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she’d still be standing. – Mary Frances Berry

15185. The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader. – Mary Frances Berry

15186. The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done. – Mary Frances Berry

15187. When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don’t believe in compromise. – Mary Frances Berry

15188. The most prepared are the most dedicated. – Raymond Berry

15189. I hope they don’t reveal everything they know about me. – Raymond Berry

15190. I appreciate the people there thinking about me, and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion. – Raymond Berry

15191. If I told you the words, you wouldn’t believe them anyway. – Richard Berry

15192. There is no magic. There is no secret. You need your sleep. A lot of our society tries to get by, but the truth is it is up to each individual to get their optimal sleep amount. If you get less than that you can get by temporarily, but it’s only temporary. – Richard Berry

15193. I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. – Wendell Berry

15194. We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough? – Wendell Berry

15195. We cannot comprehend what comprehends us. – Wendell Berry

15196. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. – Wendell Berry

15197. These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more. – Wendell Berry

15198. The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. – Wendell Berry

15199. The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. – Wendell Berry

15200. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. – Wendell Berry

15201. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. – Wendell Berry

15202. All right, every day ain’t going to be the best day of your life, don’t worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days. – Wendell Berry

15203. Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. – Wendell Berry

15204. It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. – Wendell Berry

15205. The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business. – John Berryman

15206. Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. – John Berryman

15207. I didn’t want to be like Yeats; I wanted to be Yeats. – John Berryman

15208. Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made. – John Berryman

15209. We must travel in the direction of our fear. – John Berryman

15210. If your religion is better than mine and your opinion, you have a real problem. – Michael Berryman

15211. We all live on the same planet, it is our only home, so… we used to rotate crops back in the day and, you know, who cares if you’re going to make a profit if everybody’s too dead or glowing in the dark to be able to purchase anything. – Michael Berryman

15212. That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast. – Michael Berryman

15213. Sending our youth to war is wrong. – Michael Berryman

15214. It is gorgeously shot, and Andrew believes that the old school way of making films in the best way. Meaning: you have a story, and you stick to the story. You don’t change and alter the story because of people who’ve invested in it and what to put product in a shot. – Michael Berryman

15215. Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic. – Michael Berryman

15216. Yeah, it’s fun to be somebody you’re not, to bring a character to life. – Michael Berryman

15217. Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn’t like what people were doing. – Michael Berryman

15218. And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you’re going to repeat it; and if you’re burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don’t get it, you’re missing the whole point. – Michael Berryman

15219. Actually, one of the TSA guys showed me the Entertainment Weekly with the poster from the original in it, which also mentioned they were doing a remake. Caught me totally by surprise. – Michael Berryman

15220. In LA I was watching At the Movies with Ebert and Roper, it was, nice to see them differentiate between the subject matter and the art form of making the film, and they both gave it thumbs up, and I was kind of pleased at their honesty as far as reviewers go. – Michael Berryman

15221. Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind. – Paul Bert

15222. I’m a full-time mom right now and a part-time actress. – Valerie Bertinelli

15223. Honesty is very sexy. – Valerie Bertinelli

15224. Ed is very sexy because his emotions are really there – not forced. – Valerie Bertinelli

15225. The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living. – Harry Bertoia

15226. I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15227. I remember being young in the 1960s… we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15228. I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15229. I don’t think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15230. I don’t film messages. I let the post office take care of those. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15231. I am still against any kind of censorship. It’s a subject in my life that has been very important. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15232. A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. – Bernardo Bertolucci

15233. Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. – Pierre Berton

15234. It is, I guess, politically correct, widely believed, that to say that American health care is the best in the world. It’s not. – Donald Berwick

15235. Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must – must – redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional. – Donald Berwick

15236. Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let’s talk about the patient. The patient doesn’t need a war. – Donald Berwick

15237. I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here. – Donald Berwick

15238. The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open. – Donald Berwick

15239. We have really good data that show when you take patients and you really inform them about their choices, patients make more frugal choices. They pick more efficient choices than the health care system does. – Donald Berwick

15240. Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class. – Annie Besant

15241. No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. – Annie Besant

15242. For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most. – Annie Besant

15243. Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. – Annie Besant

15244. Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd. – Annie Besant

15245. The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized. – Michael Beschloss

15246. The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America, you might have something like the modern Italian system, where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress and the country and can’t govern. – Michael Beschloss

15247. As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress. – Michael Beschloss

15248. First of all, there’s no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties. – Michael Beschloss

15249. From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830’s really through the 1950’s, you had conventions that actually did real business. – Michael Beschloss

15250. Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee. – Michael Beschloss

15251. So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington. – Michael Beschloss

15252. Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions. – Michael Beschloss

15253. To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin. – Michael Beschloss

15254. You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy. – Michael Beschloss

15255. So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960’s, part of the drama was the fact that you didn’t know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week. – Michael Beschloss

15256. I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery. – Henry Bessemer

15257. In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone. – Henry Bessemer

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15258. I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament. – Henry Bessemer

15259. I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right. – Henry Bessemer

15260. I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention. – Henry Bessemer

15261. At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. – Henry Bessemer

15262. It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about. – Henry Bessemer

15263. The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept. – Henry Bessemer

15264. We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated. – Henry Bessemer

15265. On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me. – Henry Bessemer

15266. So, my sweetheart back home writes to me and wants to know what this gal in Bombay’s got that she hasn’t got. So I just write back to her and says, Nothin’, honey. Only she’s got it here. – Alvah Bessie

15267. That’s what the cat said to the canary when he swallowed him – ‘You’ll be all right.’ – Alvah Bessie

15268. When you’re dealing with monkeys, you’ve got to expect some wrenches. – Alvah Bessie

15269. Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she’d be your uncle. – Alvah Bessie

15270. It’s always the small people who change things. It’s never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn’t have a clue the day before. – Luc Besson

15271. I’m recording another demo for another batch of record labels that we’ll shop it around to. – Ahmed Best

15272. It doesn’t bother me that people are stupid. I’m not stupid. – Ahmed Best

15273. We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted. – Ahmed Best

15274. I’m going to move on and do other things. My life isn’t going to be about Jar Jar Binks. – Ahmed Best

15275. I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep. – George Best

15276. I’d have to be superman to do some of the things I’m supposed to have done, I’ve been at six different places at six different times. – George Best

15277. I used to go missing a lot… Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World. – George Best

15278. I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. – George Best

15279. I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them. – Pete Best

15280. I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another’s houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany. – Pete Best

15281. Many things have been said about what happened, but I don’t know either. Maybe someday. One thing I’m sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today. – Pete Best

15282. We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that. – Pete Best

15283. The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. – Henry Beston

15284. Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man. – Henry Beston

15285. The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth. – Henry Beston

15286. Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity. – Henry Beston

15287. I am not a philosopher. – Hans Bethe

15288. Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15289. I never stop to plan. I take things step by step. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15290. Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15291. The whole world opened to me when I learned to read. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15292. The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood. – Mary Mcleod Bethune

15293. Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15294. The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15295. Knowledge is the prime need of the hour. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15296. Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15297. We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15298. Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. – Mary McLeod Bethune

15299. Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine. – John Betjeman

15300. I don’t think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn’t be. – John Betjeman

15301. Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. – John Betjeman

15302. Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold. – John Betjeman

15303. People’s backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors. – John Betjeman

15304. Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it’s the oil of life. – John Betjeman

15305. It’s weird, because usually if you’re British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America. – Paul Bettany

15306. For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast. – Paul Bettany

15307. In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don’t shoot films any more. There’s more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent. – Paul Bettany

15308. The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn’t think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it. – Paul Bettany

15309. The trouble with talking about acting is that it’s like sex. It’s enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it. – Paul Bettany

15310. I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I’d open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to. – Paul Bettany

15311. Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along. – Paul Bettany

15312. Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us. – Bruno Bettelheim

15313. Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth. – Bruno Bettelheim

15314. Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect. – Bruno Bettelheim

15315. Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science. – Bruno Bettelheim

15316. The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one’s children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them. – Bruno Bettelheim

15317. When you are in this business and this career, it’s hard for any one thing to engulf you. – Nuno Bettencourt

15318. It’s just a bunch of songs. I’m not trying to cure any major disease. – Nuno Bettencourt

15319. Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis. – Nuno Bettencourt

15320. My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles. – Nuno Bettencourt

15321. Obviously the biggest change is that it’s me by myself. When you don’t have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it’s bound to sound different. – Nuno Bettencourt

15322. It’s hard to know exactly what it sounds like to me. I’m in the studio and I write it. and that’s it. – Nuno Bettencourt

15323. There’s two facets to writing a song. There’s you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there’s the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. – Nuno Bettencourt

15324. I definitely get affected by new stuff. There’s a lot of older influences, but there’s also newer stuff too. – Nuno Bettencourt

15325. Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet? – Nuno Bettencourt

15326. The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can’t wait to go, but you don’t want to leave. – Nuno Bettencourt

15327. Half the bands I guarantee wouldn’t at this point want Nuno to open for them. – Nuno Bettencourt

15328. As much as you put into it is as much as you get out of it. – Nuno Bettencourt

15329. I think I’m a music fan before anything else. – Nuno Bettencourt

15330. Even with Extreme, I don’t think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times. – Nuno Bettencourt

15331. I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it’s got green in it. I don’t know what the hell that was about. – Nuno Bettencourt

15332. Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life. – Nuno Bettencourt

15333. I always imagine later on these songs I could’ve played with a band, but it never worked out that way. – Nuno Bettencourt

15334. I am affected by what is around. I don’t think many people would admit that. – Nuno Bettencourt

15335. I never record anything like a demo, I just go for it. – Nuno Bettencourt

15336. As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people. – Nuno Bettencourt

15337. There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely. – Ugo Betti

15338. There is no forgiveness in nature. – Ugo Betti

15339. This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It’s almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it. – Ugo Betti

15340. Who cares about great marks left behind? We have one life… just one. Our life. We have nothing else. – Ugo Betti

15341. Murderers, in general, are people who are consistent, people who are obsessed with one idea and nothing else. – Ugo Betti

15342. All of us are mad. If it weren’t for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn’t be any point in giving each person a separate name. – Ugo Betti

15343. I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on. – Ugo Betti

15344. If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame. – Ugo Betti

15345. ‘Mad’ is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else. – Ugo Betti

15346. Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid. – Ugo Betti

15347. The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to – look the other way. – Ugo Betti

15348. My message to the kids and our fans is hockey’s a great game. There’s a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don’t give up on the game. It’s too good. – Gary Bettman

15349. If you want to know how I feel, I’ll summarize it in one word – terrible. – Gary Bettman

15350. Every man is an artist. – Joseph Beuys

15351. I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. – Joseph Beuys

15352. Let’s talk of a system that transforms all the social organisms into a work of art, in which the entire process of work is included… something in which the principle of production and consumption takes on a form of quality. It’s a Gigantic project. – Joseph Beuys

15353. I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context. – Joseph Beuys

15354. Politics is a blood sport. – Aneurin Bevan

15355. We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down. – Aneurin Bevan

15356. This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time. – Aneurin Bevan

15357. This is my truth, tell me yours. – Aneurin Bevan

15358. The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven’t got a programme, a bogy man will do. – Aneurin Bevan

15359. The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away. – Aneurin Bevan

15360. The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage. – Aneurin Bevan

15361. Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee – and not too far away lest he forget thee. – Aneurin Bevan

15362. Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable. – Aneurin Bevan

15363. Poor fellow, he suffers from files. – Aneurin Bevan

15364. I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine. – Aneurin Bevan

15365. Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born. – Aneurin Bevan

15366. Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus. – Aneurin Bevan

15367. Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future. – Aneurin Bevan

15368. I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. – Aneurin Bevan

15369. No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin. – Aneurin Bevan

15370. I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. – Aneurin Bevan

15371. I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. – Aneurin Bevan

15372. It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically. – Aneurin Bevan

15373. It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world. – Aneurin Bevan

15374. No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin. – Aneurin Bevan

15375. He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle. – Aneurin Bevan

15376. We are a conquering race. We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands. – Albert J. Beveridge

15377. Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. – William Beveridge

15378. Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege. – William Beveridge

15379. The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man. – William Beveridge

15380. There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war. – Ernest Bevin

15381. Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat. – Ernest Bevin

15382. The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him. – Ernest Bevin

15383. I used to be hung up on my figure, but it’s a waste of time. I don’t believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next. – Sophie Ellis Bextor

15384. Some people can get away with being very sexy to men and not looking like a complete cow, but I didn’t think I was in a position where people knew me well enough. – Sophie Ellis Bextor

15385. There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second. – Jeff Bezos

15386. strives to be the e-commerce destination where consumers can find and discover anything they want to buy online. – Jeff Bezos

15387. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. – Jeff Bezos

15388. What’s dangerous is not to evolve. – Jeff Bezos

15389. What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what is becoming. – Jeff Bezos

15390. We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. – Jeff Bezos

15391. There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward. – Jeff Bezos

15392. The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren’t thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about – they weren’t putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home. – Jeff Bezos

15393. If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. – Jeff Bezos

15394. But there’s so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That’s where we are. We don’t get our hair caught in it, but that’s the level of primitiveness of where we are. We’re in 1908. – Jeff Bezos

15395. Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities. – Jeff Bezos

15396. We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business. – Jeff Bezos

15397. First you find a little thread, a little thread leads you to a string, and the string leads you to a rope. And from the rope you hang by the neck. – A. I. Bezzerides

15398. A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior. – Vinoba Bhave

15399. In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice. – Vinoba Bhave

15400. In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord. – Vinoba Bhave

15401. Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end. – Vinoba Bhave

15402. It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor, rich and those of the rich, poor. – Vinoba Bhave

15403. It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free. – Vinoba Bhave

15404. Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana. – Vinoba Bhave

15405. The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that, whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita. And, indeed, we always do get it. – Vinoba Bhave

15406. The natural movement of one’s soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul. – Vinoba Bhave

15407. The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted. – Vinoba Bhave

15408. Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same. – Vinoba Bhave

15409. We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off. – Vinoba Bhave

15410. We cannot fight new wars with old weapons. – Vinoba Bhave

15411. We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps. – Vinoba Bhave

15412. When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it. – Vinoba Bhave

15413. In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor. – Vinoba Bhave

15414. Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power. – Vinoba Bhave

15415. If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order. – Vinoba Bhave

15416. All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts. – Vinoba Bhave

15417. Human life is full of the play of samskaras – tendencies developed by repeated actions. – Vinoba Bhave

15418. If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world. – Vinoba Bhave

15419. If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body’s sufferings. We shall become free. – Vinoba Bhave

15420. Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports. – Mahesh Bhupathi

15421. I don’t think tennis is a glamour game, not at all. – Mahesh Bhupathi

15422. The mentality we have in India is not very sporting. – Mahesh Bhupathi

15423. The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges. – Benazir Bhutto

15424. Military hardliners called me a ‘security threat’ for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan. – Benazir Bhutto

15425. The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack. – Benazir Bhutto

15426. The next few months are critical to Pakistan’s future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice. – Benazir Bhutto

15427. The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges. – Benazir Bhutto

15428. The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress. – Benazir Bhutto

15429. Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure. – Benazir Bhutto

15430. General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me. – Benazir Bhutto

15431. I’ve never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal. – Benazir Bhutto

15432. I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan. – Benazir Bhutto

15433. I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections. – Benazir Bhutto

15434. The political parties have unanimously rejected the one-man constitutional changes. – Benazir Bhutto

15435. Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return. – Benazir Bhutto

15436. It’s true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails. – Benazir Bhutto

15437. Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. – Benazir Bhutto

15438. Let me start by saying, I’m utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys. – Jello Biafra

15439. Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it. – Jello Biafra

15440. It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there’s the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there’s the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda. – Jello Biafra

15441. The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics. – Jello Biafra

15442. I didn’t really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco. – Jello Biafra

15443. The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies. – Jello Biafra

15444. The Sonics I found later and that was pretty important. – Jello Biafra

15445. So basically the understanding on these so-called reissues is that they were done behind my back, without my permission, and the band informed me that I would no longer be paid on them at all. – Jello Biafra

15446. If you love god, burn a church. – Jello Biafra

15447. I’m totally down with insurrection in the street. I’ve had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation. – Jello Biafra

15448. I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote – not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know? – Jello Biafra

15449. For every prohibition you create you also create an underground. – Jello Biafra

15450. Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those – but it’s really important who’s mayor and who’s on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board. – Jello Biafra

15451. Don’t hate the media, become the media. – Jello Biafra

15452. All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I’ve not seen a dime at this point, either. – Jello Biafra

15453. Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath. – Jello Biafra

15454. That’s the way both they and I travel sometimes. Pick road at random, and when it’s time to pull over, you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash. – Jello Biafra

15455. I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters. – Jello Biafra

15456. They’ve gone to great length to disguise the fact that I’m not in the band, even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers. – Jello Biafra

15457. This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I’ll never run out of subjects for songs. – Jello Biafra

15458. We didn’t have money to put out everything we wanted to put out. – Jello Biafra

15459. What I’m getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half. – Jello Biafra

15460. There’s sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away. – Jello Biafra

15461. What they’re not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys in the spirit of what the band stood for. – Jello Biafra

15462. When there’s people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous. – Jello Biafra

15463. You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course. – Jello Biafra

15464. Respecting other people’s cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It’s indefensible. – Jello Biafra

15465. Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western Europe can be called the ‘cities of the world’, then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute ‘the rural areas of the world’. – Lin Biao

15466. In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world’s population. – Lin Biao

15467. One word from Chairman Mao is worth ten thousand from others. His every statement is truth. We must carry out those we that understand as well as those we don’t. – Lin Biao

15468. We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15469. To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15470. Seeing through is rarely seeing into. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15471. It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15472. Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15473. Irony is the hygiene of the mind. – Elizabeth Bibesco

15474. My life’s a wreck, and I love it. – Bo Bice

15475. That is a secondary teacher conception – the writer as an observer. – Peter Bichsel

15476. I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody. – Peter Bichsel

15477. Why does one always ask a writer why they stopped? I am sure everyone finds in any drawer a few dear poems. – Peter Bichsel

15478. Writers let themselves be enticed by the language. – Peter Bichsel

15479. The problems of our country are very fast to recognize. – Peter Bichsel

15480. Literature is about as unnecessarily necessarily as tableware or ironed shirts. – Peter Bichsel

15481. Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship. – Peter Bichsel

15482. I was convinced that the world was in the departure and paging. – Peter Bichsel

15483. It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets, as it were, on the exile. – Peter Bichsel

15484. The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong. – Georges Bidault

15485. I’m for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai’i now and putting them in concentration camps. – Francis Biddle

15486. The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President. – Francis Biddle

15487. What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work, I refer to the disposal of Almighty God, whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty, but than my life. – John Biddle

15488. After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth. – John Biddle

15489. You get a lawyer whether you’re in a military tribunal or whether you’re in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest – with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make. – Joe Biden

15490. Well, I’m telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize – once it’s passed – that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you’re insurance rates aren’t going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren’t going to be running the show like they were before; D, you’re going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you’re going to get a reward for this. They’re going to be rewarded. – Joe Biden

15491. When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’ – Joe Biden

15492. Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart. – Joe Biden

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15493. The Middle East is hopeful. There’s hope there. – Joe Biden

15494. This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don’t subsidize, we don’t want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact. – Joe Biden

15495. The Recovery Act is working, but it’s going to continue to work. It’s not over. A lot’s going to happen this summer. And even after the summer, there’s more to come with the act. – Joe Biden

15496. This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. – Joe Biden

15497. The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society. – Joe Biden

15498. Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you. – Joe Biden

15499. No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax. – Joe Biden

15500. No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it’s not about the solvency of Social Security. – Joe Biden

15501. Arafat’s departure has created an awesome opportunity. – Joe Biden

15502. Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. – Joe Biden

15503. In the middle of a recession, where we’re just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster. – Joe Biden

15504. Just talk to me as a father – not what the Constitution says. What do you feel? – Joe Biden

15505. Life is a matter of really tough choices. – Joe Biden

15506. Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to. – Joe Biden

15507. You know we’re going to control the insurance companies. – Joe Biden

15508. But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had. – Joe Biden

15509. It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes. – Joe Biden

15510. I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don’t know what those numbers will be, and I don’t know how it’s going to be framed. – Joe Biden

15511. The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy. – Justin Bieber

15512. Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world – and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I’d like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy – a mixture of the two would be hot. – Justin Bieber

15513. We’re trying to set up a movie for me in the near future. It’s going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered. Kinda like my own version of ‘8 Mile.’ – Justin Bieber

15514. I’ve had a few gigs where things have got out of hand and there has been a huge crush with my fans. They are important and I don’t want them being hurt. They are a mad crowd. – Justin Bieber

15515. I’ve got my eye on a few things to spend my money on. I’ve got my own bank card but I am really good with money. I don’t spend too much at all. – Justin Bieber

15516. I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. – Justin Bieber

15517. I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it’s not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me. – Justin Bieber

15518. I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place. – Justin Bieber

15519. I grew up below the poverty line; I didn’t have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person. – Justin Bieber

15520. Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven’t been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me. – Justin Bieber

15521. I don’t have a computer. I don’t know anything about that. I don’t even know what a website is. – Michael Biehn

15522. I’d rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don’t really care for. – Michael Biehn

15523. When I was a kid everyone used to call me pork ‘n. – Michael Biehn

15524. They gave me the chaps and hat and everything. I looked like a real cowboy. I walked around the rodeo and thought, I am a real cowboy and thought everyone thought I was a real cowboy. – Michael Biehn

15525. Right before Mag Seven I did a movie called The Bull Rider. – Michael Biehn

15526. I would say that one of the things that we are proud of is that we are attracting very interesting guest stars. One is Tyne Daly, who has done a wonderful job. – Michael Biehn

15527. I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy. – Michael Biehn

15528. I grew up in Arizona and have a lot of buddies that are cowpokes. – Michael Biehn

15529. I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I’m much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. – Michael Biehn

15530. I had a weird situation were someone used my name to extort money from a woman. He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars. He is in prison now. It was on Sally. – Michael Biehn

15531. I work with a couple charities called Serving Those Who Serve and Rebuilding Together. Both are supportive of veterans when they come home. – Jessica Biel

15532. I’m not going to give up doing interesting things. I’m going to do it as long as I possibly can and hopefully have longevity in this business. – Jessica Biel

15533. You’ve got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection. – Jessica Biel

15534. I’m not squeamish at all. As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard and cut it open and tried to look at its brain. – Jessica Biel

15535. At 10, I was intrigued by surgery, I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time. I love doctor shows and surgery shows. Blood is not an issue for me. I even took pictures once of me getting my blood taken. – Jessica Biel

15536. I think I could drink my own blood. Is that weird? – Jessica Biel

15537. I’ve been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn’t care. – Jessica Biel

15538. I love being someone I’m not for a period of time. I love every minute of being in someone else’s skin. – Jessica Biel

15539. Being someone I’m not for a period of time and loving every minute of being in someone else’s skin. – Jessica Biel

15540. I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first because it’s such a cult classic. I’d seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those. – Jessica Biel

15541. Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn’t just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, ‘This is going to be huge for me!’ And it really wasn’t at all. – Jessica Biel

15542. Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. – Ambrose Bierce

15543. Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. – Ambrose Bierce

15544. Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones. – Ambrose Bierce

15545. Life – a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. – Ambrose Bierce

15546. Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. – Ambrose Bierce

15547. Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. – Ambrose Bierce

15548. Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. – Ambrose Bierce

15549. It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better. – Ambrose Bierce

15550. Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. – Ambrose Bierce

15551. Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions. – Ambrose Bierce

15552. Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious. – Ambrose Bierce

15553. Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. – Ambrose Bierce

15554. Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one’s voice. – Ambrose Bierce

15555. Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. – Ambrose Bierce

15556. Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. – Ambrose Bierce

15557. Land: A part of the earth’s surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure. – Ambrose Bierce

15558. Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. – Ambrose Bierce

15559. Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. – Ambrose Bierce

15560. Irreligion – the principal one of the great faiths of the world. – Ambrose Bierce

15561. Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. – Ambrose Bierce

15562. Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. – Ambrose Bierce

15563. Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. – Ambrose Bierce

15564. Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. – Ambrose Bierce

15565. Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. – Ambrose Bierce

15566. Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. – Ambrose Bierce

15567. Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue. – Ambrose Bierce

15568. Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. – Ambrose Bierce

15569. Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. – Ambrose Bierce

15570. Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. – Ambrose Bierce

15571. Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic. – Ambrose Bierce

15572. Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion. – Ambrose Bierce

15573. Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy. – Ambrose Bierce

15574. Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. – Ambrose Bierce

15575. Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me. – Ambrose Bierce

15576. Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white. – Ambrose Bierce

15577. Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. – Ambrose Bierce

15578. Erudition – dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. – Ambrose Bierce

15579. Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. – Ambrose Bierce

15580. Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead. – Ambrose Bierce

15581. Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. – Ambrose Bierce

15582. Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. – Ambrose Bierce

15583. Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. – Ambrose Bierce

15584. Enthusiasm – a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. – Ambrose Bierce

15585. Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. – Ambrose Bierce

15586. Duty – that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire. – Ambrose Bierce

15587. Doubt is the father of invention. – Ambrose Bierce

15588. Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible. – Ambrose Bierce

15589. Dog – a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship. – Ambrose Bierce

15590. Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. – Ambrose Bierce

15591. Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure. – Ambrose Bierce

15592. Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one’s bread to determine which side it is buttered on. – Ambrose Bierce

15593. Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver. – Ambrose Bierce

15594. Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate. – Ambrose Bierce

15595. Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable. – Ambrose Bierce

15596. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. – Ambrose Bierce

15597. Edible – good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. – Ambrose Bierce

15598. Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. – Ambrose Bierce

15599. Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers. – Ambrose Bierce

15600. Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. – Ambrose Bierce

15601. Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. – Ambrose Bierce

15602. Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. – Ambrose Bierce

15603. Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope. – Ambrose Bierce

15604. Prescription: A physician’s guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient. – Ambrose Bierce

15605. Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. – Ambrose Bierce

15606. Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. – Ambrose Bierce

15607. Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. – Ambrose Bierce

15608. Impartial – unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy. – Ambrose Bierce

15609. Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. – Ambrose Bierce

15610. Fidelity – a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed. – Ambrose Bierce

15611. I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats. – Ambrose Bierce

15612. I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It’s one of the curses of London. – Ambrose Bierce

15613. History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. – Ambrose Bierce

15614. Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward. – Ambrose Bierce

15615. Genius – to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things. – Ambrose Bierce

15616. Genealogy, n. An account of one’s descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own. – Ambrose Bierce

15617. Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. – Ambrose Bierce

15618. Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. – Ambrose Bierce

15619. Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. – Ambrose Bierce

15620. Forgetfulness – a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience. – Ambrose Bierce

15621. Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity. – Ambrose Bierce

15622. Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking. – Ambrose Bierce

15623. Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge. – Ambrose Bierce

15624. Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. – Ambrose Bierce

15625. Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery. – Ambrose Bierce

15626. An egotist is a person of low taste – more interested in himself than in me. – Ambrose Bierce

15627. Amnesty, n. The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish. – Ambrose Bierce

15628. Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. – Ambrose Bierce

15629. Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left. – Ambrose Bierce

15630. Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. – Ambrose Bierce

15631. All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. – Ambrose Bierce

15632. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. – Ambrose Bierce

15633. Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves. – Ambrose Bierce

15634. Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. – Ambrose Bierce

15635. Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. – Ambrose Bierce

15636. Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. – Ambrose Bierce

15637. Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion. – Ambrose Bierce

15638. Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. – Ambrose Bierce

15639. Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. – Ambrose Bierce

15640. Abscond – to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another. – Ambrose Bierce

15641. Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. – Ambrose Bierce

15642. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. – Ambrose Bierce

15643. A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. – Ambrose Bierce

15644. A man is known by the company he organizes. – Ambrose Bierce

15645. Alien – an American sovereign in his probationary state. – Ambrose Bierce

15646. Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. – Ambrose Bierce

15647. Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. – Ambrose Bierce

15648. Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul. – Ambrose Bierce

15649. Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions. – Ambrose Bierce

15650. Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. – Ambrose Bierce

15651. Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. – Ambrose Bierce

15652. Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. – Ambrose Bierce

15653. Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon. – Ambrose Bierce

15654. Consul – in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. – Ambrose Bierce

15655. Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. – Ambrose Bierce

15656. Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C. – Ambrose Bierce

15657. Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. – Ambrose Bierce

15658. Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron – namely, that he is a blockhead. – Ambrose Bierce

15659. Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can’t find you. – Ambrose Bierce

15660. Sabbath – a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh. – Ambrose Bierce

15661. Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head. – Ambrose Bierce

15662. Historian – a broad-gauge gossip. – Ambrose Bierce

15663. Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. – Ambrose Bierce

15664. Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen. – Ambrose Bierce

15665. Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. – Ambrose Bierce

15666. Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. – Ambrose Bierce

15667. Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. – Ambrose Bierce

15668. Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. – Ambrose Bierce

15669. Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. – Ambrose Bierce

15670. Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. – Ambrose Bierce

15671. Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. – Ambrose Bierce

15672. The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. – Ambrose Bierce

15673. The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. – Ambrose Bierce

15674. The covers of this book are too far apart. – Ambrose Bierce

15675. The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up. – Ambrose Bierce

15676. Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. – Ambrose Bierce

15677. Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man’s choice, and is highly prized. – Ambrose Bierce

15678. Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond. – Ambrose Bierce

15679. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce

15680. Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited. – Ambrose Bierce

15681. To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense. – Ambrose Bierce

15682. To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice. – Ambrose Bierce

15683. The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations. – Ambrose Bierce

15684. There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy. – Ambrose Bierce

15685. Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. – Ambrose Bierce

15686. Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of. – Ambrose Bierce

15687. Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke. – Ambrose Bierce

15688. Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. – Ambrose Bierce

15689. Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is – it is her shadow. – Ambrose Bierce

15690. When you doubt, abstain. – Ambrose Bierce

15691. What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends. – Ambrose Bierce

15692. What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country. – Ambrose Bierce

15693. We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect. – Ambrose Bierce

15694. We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. – Ambrose Bierce

15695. War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography. – Ambrose Bierce

15696. Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. – Ambrose Bierce

15697. Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors. – Ambrose Bierce

15698. Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows. – Ambrose Bierce

15699. The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge. – Ambrose Bierce

15700. And, if there was any responsibility in refusing to obey, he was willing to accept it. – John Bigelow

15701. Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing. – John Bigelow

15702. The result showed the wisdom of your orders. – John Bigelow

15703. My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one. – Kathryn Bigelow

15704. If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. – Kathryn Bigelow

15705. When I made my first film, I didn’t think of it as directing, so it wasn’t like I set out to become a director. – Kathryn Bigelow

15706. On the other hand, I believe there’s hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously. – Kathryn Bigelow

15707. When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism. – Kathryn Bigelow

15708. One of the elements in the film that really fascinated me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of us vs them or east vs west, which was a by-product of the Cold War. – Kathryn Bigelow

15709. Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before. – Kathryn Bigelow

15710. Right now, there’s the illusion of order and civilization, but there’s a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding. – Kathryn Bigelow

15711. You never think the universe will reward your first choice – it just doesn’t work like that. – Kathryn Bigelow

15712. I don’t want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going. – Kathryn Bigelow

15713. I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive. – Kathryn Bigelow

15714. Character and emotionality don’t always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs. – Kathryn Bigelow

15715. I don’t believe in censorship in any form. – Kathryn Bigelow

15716. There should be more women directing; I think there’s just not the awareness that it’s really possible. – Kathryn Bigelow

15717. I did a pilot for Anything But Love in 1988 that didn’t sell. – Kathryn Bigelow

15718. I like high impact movies. – Kathryn Bigelow

15719. Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people. – Kathryn Bigelow

15720. When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience. – Kathryn Bigelow

15721. One should make morals judgements for oneself. – Kathryn Bigelow

15722. The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process. – Kathryn Bigelow

15723. The Communist regime didn’t consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident. – Kathryn Bigelow

15724. Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm. – Kathryn Bigelow

15725. Do not wave stick when trying to catch dog. – Earl Derr Biggers

15726. Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf. – Earl Derr Biggers

15727. Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes. – Earl Derr Biggers

15728. This is unexpected… like squirt from aggressive grapefruit. – Earl Derr Biggers

15729. Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat’s ear. – Earl Derr Biggers

15730. I do think that Social Security reform needs to be bipartisan, and we are going to have to reach that in this debate at some time before we can find really meaningful reform. – Judy Biggert

15731. Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states. – Judy Biggert

15732. If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix. – Judy Biggert

15733. If we don’t continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas. – Judy Biggert

15734. Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. – Judy Biggert

15735. Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one. – Judy Biggert

15736. No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages. – Judy Biggert

15737. No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let’s support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come. – Judy Biggert

15738. Our congressional district is the fastest growing in the state. Nowhere is there a greater need for new and improved roads and transit systems that will spare us the hours we spend each day in traffic. – Judy Biggert

15739. Our country is the most generous, open, tolerant, and democratic in the world. – Judy Biggert

15740. Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world’s economic leader. – Judy Biggert

15741. Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business. – Judy Biggert

15742. As the Nation’s primary supporter of research in the physical sciences, the DOE Office of Science led the way in creating a unique system of large-scale, specialized, often one-of-a-kind facilities for scientific discovery. – Judy Biggert

15743. Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income. – Judy Biggert

15744. As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet. – Judy Biggert

15745. Since 1935, this has been a pay-as-you-go system, and I always believed when I first started talking about Social Security that there was a little box that had my name on it and it had my benefits for when I retired. That is not true. – Judy Biggert

15746. Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for increased resources for research in the physical sciences and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular. – Judy Biggert

15747. The Pledge of Allegiance is an important expression of our shared values, and it should be preserved in its current form. I fully support the Pledge of Allegiance and urge my colleagues to do the same. – Judy Biggert

15748. There is no disputing that Lincoln was a great man. – Judy Biggert

15749. This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won’t fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services. – Judy Biggert

15750. I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the final arbiter of all federal questions. – Judy Biggert

15751. Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems. – Judy Biggert

15752. Like anyone who goes to college, you’re leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you’re starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting. – Jason Biggs

15753. In order for American Pie to have worked, you have to have a character who, even while he is humping a pie, the audience still likes. – Jason Biggs

15754. I’ve heard every pie joke in the book. I’m still waiting for an original one. – Jason Biggs

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15755. I’m just glad I got to work with the likes of Spielberg. – Jason Biggs

15756. Well, I’m never happier than when I’m acting. – Jason Biggs

15757. Stuff with a group, stuff where there are other people around, I’ll try that. – Jason Biggs

15758. A girl came up to me in a bar and said she wanted to be my apple pie. I wish I’d said something cool, but I was stunned. – Jason Biggs

15759. Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles, I was pretty damn lazy and I put on some pounds. – Jason Biggs

15760. But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls’ point of view, I’ve heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well. – Jason Biggs

15761. But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation. So, it was supposed to be Jason time, right? My time to enjoy myself away from movies. – Jason Biggs

15762. But once I went for it, left my inhibitions aside and saw its eventual success, it made me much more comfortable and eager THIS time around to take it to a whole new level. – Jason Biggs

15763. But then, I just decided to get off my lazy butt and take advantage of the L.A. weather. – Jason Biggs

15764. I don’t know if you’ll see me jumping out of planes anytime soon. – Jason Biggs

15765. I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of a sympathetic and endearing quality, even while I’m playing outcasts or characters that end up in outlandish situations. – Jason Biggs

15766. I love playing Jim. I love working with this cast and the opportunity to come back and work with them again was just way too appealing for me. Also, I think this is a great way to wrap up the franchise. – Jason Biggs

15767. I was nervous and hesitant about putting myself out there for the pie scene. But I went for it and the results were wonderful. – Jason Biggs

15768. Well, I’m proud to say American Pie was the kind of crazy, gross-out film that guys thought was the greatest. – Jason Biggs

15769. We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism. – Jason Biggs

15770. My position now, especially in this town, adds an element of skepticism with people you meet – especially girls. I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult. – Jason Biggs

15771. Physical comedy is my favorite thing in the world to do. – Jason Biggs

15772. People would see me on a Nickelodeon commercial, and I would hear about it the next day in school. – Jason Biggs

15773. Something about being projected on a 70 foot screen makes you more attractive and appealing to the opposite sex, which is pretty scary. – Jason Biggs

15774. We all had our reservations about possibly overdoing it but, you know, the script was great. Basically it stuck to the formula that worked for the first two movies, and for that reason I think this works as well. – Jason Biggs

15775. There has been so much rubbish written up in the papers over the years. – Ronald Biggs

15776. The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role. Preferably before we all go, ‘cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered, and of course Buster has gone. – Ronald Biggs

15777. One report said that since my time on the run I’ve had 2,500 girlfriends. I mean you got to realize, I’ve been on the run for more than 30 years, I have got to have had more than that! – Ronald Biggs

15778. It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery, but that was totally incorrect. I’ve been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect. – Ronald Biggs

15779. I won a scholarship with the Brixton School of Building. I screwed around, not putting in a proper attendance. – Ronald Biggs

15780. I was involved in the robbery for a purpose, and that was because I knew somebody who could drive a diesel train. I was responsible to take along this old guy who could drive the train. – Ronald Biggs

15781. I used to have a list of things from my school buddies of what kind of art material they wanted. I’d go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off. – Ronald Biggs

15782. I am no longer a criminal. I gave up that practice years ago. – Ronald Biggs

15783. There’s a difference between criminals and crooks. Crooks steal. Criminals blow some guy’s brains out. I’m a crook. – Ronald Biggs

15784. This book that I just wrote is going to be coming out very soon to Australia. – Ronald Biggs

15785. Banks’ beer. There’s nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice. – Ronald Biggs

15786. The last thing I stole was a box of Coca Cola from a parked truck in Adelaide. I was nice and drunk. It was New Year’s Eve. And that was about 28 years ago. – Ronald Biggs

15787. I kicked off… and things went on from there… down and down. – Ronald Biggs

15788. As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government. – Theodore Bikel

15789. After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not – or were not permitted to – read, were given sermons by the few who could. – Theodore Bikel

15790. Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission. – Theodore Bikel

15791. Audiences are audiences. – Theodore Bikel

15792. But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel. – Theodore Bikel

15793. But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist. – Theodore Bikel

15794. By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul. – Theodore Bikel

15795. Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general. – Theodore Bikel

15796. No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation. – Theodore Bikel

15797. All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice. – Theodore Bikel

15798. I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive. – Theodore Bikel

15799. Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route. – Theodore Bikel

15800. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor. – Theodore Bikel

15801. I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings. – Theodore Bikel

15802. I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation. – Theodore Bikel

15803. I do prefer the stage. It’s really the granddaddy of them all. – Theodore Bikel

15804. I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God’s purpose and God’s intent. – Theodore Bikel

15805. I created the role of Captain Von Trapp. – Theodore Bikel

15806. I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words. – Theodore Bikel

15807. I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder. – Theodore Bikel

15808. I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist only when I am a better Jew. – Theodore Bikel

15809. I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family. – Theodore Bikel

15810. I always sang, I always acted, I always played. – Theodore Bikel

15811. Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out. – Theodore Bikel

15812. For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles. – Theodore Bikel

15813. Every actor wants to direct. – Theodore Bikel

15814. Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know? – Theodore Bikel

15815. No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language. – Theodore Bikel

15816. I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts. – Theodore Bikel

15817. The play is always fresh to me. It’s not the audience’s fault that I’ve said the words before. – Theodore Bikel

15818. You don’t really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition. – Theodore Bikel

15819. You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them. – Theodore Bikel

15820. You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You’re working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you’re working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it. – Theodore Bikel

15821. While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice. – Theodore Bikel

15822. When something is moving you get that intake of breath and that stillness from the audience. – Theodore Bikel

15823. What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine. – Theodore Bikel

15824. We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task. – Theodore Bikel

15825. I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go. – Theodore Bikel

15826. Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples. – Theodore Bikel

15827. You learn more from the flops than you do from the hits. – Theodore Bikel

15828. One might have thought the world would stop ascribing moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism. It has not happened that way. – Theodore Bikel

15829. No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations. – Theodore Bikel

15830. Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation’s support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival? – Theodore Bikel

15831. In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them – unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. – Theodore Bikel

15832. If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It’s the only thing I haven’t done yet that I would like to. – Theodore Bikel

15833. I’m exceedingly proud of being an actor, but I never recommend it to anyone. – Theodore Bikel

15834. I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing. – Theodore Bikel

15835. We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory. – Theodore Bikel

15836. On the stage you’re there, it’s live. There’s a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away. – Theodore Bikel

15837. I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism. – Abebe Bikila

15838. Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude. – Steven Biko

15839. Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time. – Steven Biko

15840. Black man, you are on your own. – Steven Biko

15841. In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift – a more human face. – Steven Biko

15842. It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. – Steven Biko

15843. Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being. – Steven Biko

15844. So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior. – Steven Biko

15845. The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity. – Steven Biko

15846. The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. – Steven Biko

15847. You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can’t care anyway. – Steven Biko

15848. I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, I wonder what’s going to come out of there tonight? You never know. – Acker Bilk

15849. I’m still blowing alright, and I still enjoy it which is the main thing. – Acker Bilk

15850. We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise. – Buffalo Bill

15851. Nothing of course was ever done to Bill for the killing of Tutt. – Buffalo Bill

15852. On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us, we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped, and literally cut into pieces. – Buffalo Bill

15853. The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days – an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time. – Buffalo Bill

15854. Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain. – Buffalo Bill

15855. So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends. He asked me all manner of questions on the way, and I found that he knew my father well, and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley. – Buffalo Bill

15856. Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water. – Buffalo Bill

15857. You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one’s friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle. – Buffalo Bill

15858. With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound. – Buffalo Bill

15859. Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed. – Buffalo Bill

15860. Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word. – Buffalo Bill

15861. My wife was delighted with the home I had given her amid the prairies of the far west. – Buffalo Bill

15862. We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment. – Buffalo Bill

15863. Washington newspaper men know everything. – Buffalo Bill

15864. The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy. – Buffalo Bill

15865. The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers. – Buffalo Bill

15866. The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them. – Buffalo Bill

15867. My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round. – Buffalo Bill

15868. The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state. – Buffalo Bill

15869. It was my effort, in depicting the West, to depict it as it was. – Buffalo Bill

15870. The first presentation of my show was given in May, 1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home. From there we made our first summer tour, visiting practically every important city in the country. – Buffalo Bill

15871. The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely. – Buffalo Bill

15872. The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily. – Buffalo Bill

15873. The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts. – Buffalo Bill

15874. Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider’s route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles – a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour. – Buffalo Bill

15875. The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due. – Buffalo Bill

15876. I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them. – Buffalo Bill

15877. After crossing the Smoky Hill River, I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross. – Buffalo Bill

15878. As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way. – Buffalo Bill

15879. But the love of adventure was in father’s blood. – Buffalo Bill

15880. But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind. – Buffalo Bill

15881. Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government. – Buffalo Bill

15882. Excitement was plentiful during my two years’ service as a Pony Express rider. – Buffalo Bill

15883. Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it. – Buffalo Bill

15884. General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character. – Buffalo Bill

15885. Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore, where I organized my combination, and which was the largest troupe I had yet had on the road. – Buffalo Bill

15886. I began to think my time had come, as the saying is. – Buffalo Bill

15887. I could never resist the call of the trail. – Buffalo Bill

15888. Major North has had for years complete power over these Indians and can do more with them than any man living. – Buffalo Bill

15889. I found Spotted Tail’s lodge. He invited me to enter. – Buffalo Bill

15890. My mother’s sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost. – Buffalo Bill

15891. I had the best buffalo horse that ever made a track. – Buffalo Bill

15892. I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen. – Buffalo Bill

15893. I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains. – Buffalo Bill

15894. Indians were frequently off their reservations. – Buffalo Bill

15895. It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show. – Buffalo Bill

15896. Major North and myself went out in advance of the command several miles and killed a number of buffaloes. – Buffalo Bill

15897. Springfield has always had a place in my heart. – Buffalo Bill

15898. My brother was a great favorite with everybody, and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood. – Buffalo Bill

15899. My debut upon the world’s stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa. – Buffalo Bill

15900. My first plan of escape having failed, I now determined upon another. – Buffalo Bill

15901. My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long. – Buffalo Bill

15902. I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed. – Buffalo Bill

15903. We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules – without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction. – Max Bill

15904. Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance. – Max Bill

15905. I made the first Moebius strip without knowing what it was. – Max Bill

15906. Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking. – Max Bill

15907. Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art. – Max Bill

15908. The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed fresh territories that were formerly denied to it. – Max Bill

15909. About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it. – Josh Billings

15910. Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at. – Josh Billings

15911. Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. – Josh Billings

15912. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. – Josh Billings

15913. Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. – Josh Billings

15914. Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel. – Josh Billings

15915. As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. – Josh Billings

15916. As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. – Josh Billings

15917. Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. – Josh Billings

15918. About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. – Josh Billings

15919. A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates. – Josh Billings

15920. A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. – Josh Billings

15921. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. – Josh Billings

15922. Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. – Josh Billings

15923. Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. – Josh Billings

15924. The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain’t gout. – Josh Billings

15925. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. – Josh Billings

15926. The trouble with people is not that they don’t know but that they know so much that ain’t so. – Josh Billings

15927. The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear. – Josh Billings

15928. Don’t ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it. – Josh Billings

15929. The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm. – Josh Billings

15930. One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs. – Josh Billings

15931. The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. – Josh Billings

15932. There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying. – Josh Billings

15933. Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit. – Josh Billings

15934. Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. – Josh Billings

15935. Remember the poor, it costs nothing. – Josh Billings

15936. Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. – Josh Billings

15937. One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can. – Josh Billings

15938. One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. – Josh Billings

15939. Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return. – Josh Billings

15940. There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together. – Josh Billings

15941. Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words. – Josh Billings

15942. Woman’s influence is powerful, especially when she wants something. – Josh Billings

15943. Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. – Josh Billings

15944. When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him. – Josh Billings

15945. To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. – Josh Billings

15946. Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go. – Josh Billings

15947. There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. – Josh Billings

15948. There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. – Josh Billings

15949. There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them. – Josh Billings

15950. There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply. – Josh Billings

15951. There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. – Josh Billings

15952. There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing. – Josh Billings

15953. There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins. – Josh Billings

15954. There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t. – Josh Billings

15955. The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. – Josh Billings

15956. Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can’t suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb. – Josh Billings

15957. I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. – Josh Billings

15958. It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. – Josh Billings

15959. It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so. – Josh Billings

15960. It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too. – Josh Billings

15961. It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money. – Josh Billings

15962. If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. – Josh Billings

15963. It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. – Josh Billings

15964. If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. – Josh Billings

15965. I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else. – Josh Billings

15966. I haven’t got as much money as some folks, but I’ve got as much impudence as any of them, and that’s the next thing to money. – Josh Billings

15967. Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal. – Josh Billings

15968. I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. – Josh Billings

15969. The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. – Josh Billings

15970. Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense. – Josh Billings

15971. Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. – Josh Billings

15972. If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety. – Josh Billings

15973. Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since. – Josh Billings

15974. Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. – Josh Billings

15975. No one can disgrace us but ourselves. – Josh Billings

15976. Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected. – Josh Billings

15977. Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain’t so wicked as their neighbors. – Josh Billings

15978. Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. – Josh Billings

15979. It’s not only the most difficult thing to know one’s self, but the most inconvenient. – Josh Billings

15980. Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it. – Josh Billings

15981. Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. – Josh Billings

15982. Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do. – Josh Billings

15983. Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined. – Josh Billings

15984. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. – Josh Billings

15985. Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. – Josh Billings

15986. Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. – Josh Billings

15987. Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. – Josh Billings

15988. Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain’t got. – Josh Billings

15989. The best thing that could happen to motherhood already has. Fewer women are going into it. – Victoria Billings

15990. There is no such thing as being too independent. – Victoria Billings

15991. Constant togetherness is fine – but only for Siamese twins. – Victoria Billings

15992. Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage. For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment; it’s better than motherhood. – Victoria Billings

15993. It is much the best way… to lay the emphasis on the first part of the bar in triple time, and on the first and third parts of the bar in common time. – William Billings

15994. Let tyrants shake their iron rod. – William Billings

15995. In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note. – William Billings

15996. Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did. – Barbara Billingsley

15997. Don’t think your dreams don’t come true, because they do. You’d better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly – one day I am doing the ‘Beaver’ show and I said, ‘This is the show I have always wanted to do.’ – Barbara Billingsley

15998. I feel that I can’t do certain things that have sent to me, scripts, because I think that really – I’ve been June Cleaver for so many years, because we went back, you know, and we did – 20-year hiatus we had – and we went back and made 105 new ones. And so I really feel very strongly that there are certain things I won’t do. – Barbara Billingsley

15999. I have to tell you that June Cleaver had a job in ‘The New Leave It to Beaver.’ She did. Sure, she was a council woman. She went to work. She wasn’t a sit-at-home grandma. She went out, got a job. – Barbara Billingsley

16000. People stopped me on the street and said ‘I can’t live up to you.’ Of course, they’re referring to June Cleaver. – Barbara Billingsley

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