180000 famous quotes part 160 – 159001 to 160000

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180000 famous quotes part 160 – 159001 to 160000

159001. I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you’ve gotten a lot out of the way. – Kiefer Sutherland

159002. There are two things that Jack Bauer never does. Show mercy, and go to the bathroom. – Kiefer Sutherland

159003. When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn’t just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn’t working – certainly not on anything I liked, anyway – and I started to do other things. – Kiefer Sutherland

159004. That’s the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness, someone else always suffers for them. – Alfred Sutro

159005. The Indians began to be troublesome all around me, killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses, and threatening to attack us. I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them. – John Sutter

159006. I was everything, patriarch, priest, father and judge. – John Sutter

159007. In a private room he showed me the first specimens of gold, that is he was not certain if it was gold or not, but he thought it might be; immediately I made the proof and found that it was gold. – John Sutter

159008. Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it. – Bertha von Suttner

159009. After the verb ‘to Love,’ ‘to Help’ is the most beautiful verb in the world. – Bertha von Suttner

159010. I am the most loyal player money can buy. – Don Sutton

159011. Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. – Don Sutton

159012. I hope we’ve got a lot of fairways and greens. We’ll go from there. – Hal Sutton

159013. That’s the $64,000 question. And I would love to tell you there was an answer. – Hal Sutton

159014. Put Mickelson and Toms out there. You know, they had the morning off. They rested. Knowing them and the competitors that they are, they are probably a little angry that they weren’t out there in the morning. – Hal Sutton

159015. I thought we had energy out there. I thought the guys were, they played good, they were excited. We were almost dynamite out there today. Just a flicker away from being dynamite. – Hal Sutton

159016. We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven’t told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it. – Hal Sutton

159017. I had a really good feeling about that match. You know, they are good friends, and Chris had to feel really relaxed because of being out there with Tiger. – Hal Sutton

159018. I feel good. I think everything went good. – Hal Sutton

159019. I don’t feel badly about that. There’s a lot of energy on the golf course. The guys are playing great. I like the pairings in the afternoon. I’m going to take what we’ve got. – Hal Sutton

159020. I am excited about this. We’ve got half of our goal. I’d love to see us get a little bit more than half our goal and not be so deeply into this thing going into Sunday, but I feel good about everything. – Hal Sutton

159021. Chad was in the right spot. He got a little aggressive with the third shot there. He probably didn’t want that putt he had there for the par. And you don’t want to put it back there where Casey and Sergio did because you have 20 feet of break there. – Hal Sutton

159022. Jim played – he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too. – Hal Sutton

159023. I’m not really a science-fiction fan, I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it, for two episodes. It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun. – Sarah Sutton

159024. I love photography. My boyfriend’s got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday. – Sarah Sutton

159025. I like the stories with the historical themes. – Sarah Sutton

159026. I often look at a lot of Doctor Who stuff that’s about now, which no one has approached me about. – Sarah Sutton

159027. I got very fit that week with all the running around that we di. I was always last, because I can’t run as fast as everyone else. I’m useless at running. – Sarah Sutton

159028. I think I must have too much to eat, we were doing a scene where we were crawling, and I ripped my trousers. I was very embarrassed. I was sown in, stitched in, quickly! – Sarah Sutton

159029. I’m a terrible person for carrying things around. I carry everything around with me, it’s like my home. – Sarah Sutton

159030. I’d like to do some more classical work if I do some more theatre. – Sarah Sutton

159031. I would like to direct. What goes on behind stage is very interesting. – Sarah Sutton

159032. I went to ballet school for nine years, and there was an agent for the whole school who happened to be there visiting one of the performances. She suggested an audition. – Sarah Sutton

159033. I found it a little bit stressful, because I wasn’t used to working with Doctor Who. I got the impression I’d walked into the end of seven years and it was all a bit tense. – Sarah Sutton

159034. What you don’t see backstage is what really controls the show. – Sarah Sutton

159035. Some of those cartoons look nothing like me. – Sarah Sutton

159036. When we went to Belfast we saw some beautiful countryside and coastlines. – Sarah Sutton

159037. I thought The Visitation was good fun. We did some of that filming at Ealing on the big set. – Sarah Sutton

159038. We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always jumping around all over the place. The director would send down messages like, Can you tell that actor to calm down? – Sarah Sutton

159039. In the studio, if they need to come down to the floor, things are a bit pushy, although it is easier for them to say things directly rather than through about five people. – Sarah Sutton

159040. After two years of doing one show, you do get attached to everyone. – Sarah Sutton

159041. Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher’s diploma. – Sarah Sutton

159042. Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone. Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun. – Sarah Sutton

159043. The cybermen are good monsters, I think. My earliest memories are of the cybermen from when I used to watch when I was younger. It’s nice to have them back. – Sarah Sutton

159044. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried writing a Doctor Who story, but it’s a lot more difficult than it initially appears, especially if you’ve got more than one assistant. – Sarah Sutton

159045. I enjoyed working with Peter, I was very pleased when I heard he was going to be the Doctor. – Sarah Sutton

159046. One of my favorite stories was Black Orchid, because it was so different from all the others. I especially enjoyed dancing the Charleston. I have always been keen on dancing. – Sarah Sutton

159047. Playing an alien gave me plenty of scope, and I was able to develop it once I became a member of the team. – Sarah Sutton

159048. Strikes always leave a bad taste with everyone. – Sarah Sutton

159049. There are generations who watch Doctor Who together. – Sarah Sutton

159050. There’s lots of interesting jobs in the profession besides acting, and I like to try and keep an eye on and understand other people’s jobs, rather than just my own. – Sarah Sutton

159051. I don’t think I would have stayed for the second season if I hadn’t been happy. – Sarah Sutton

159052. I enjoyed showing a bit more leg in the last few stories. It was good fun, but it can be quite sexist. But it doesn’t worry me personally all that much. – Sarah Sutton

159053. I do still like television very much, but the theatre does really have something special about it. – Sarah Sutton

159054. Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration. – Willie Sutton

159055. Go where the money is… and go there often. – Willie Sutton

159056. It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night. – Willie Sutton

159057. You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can get with just a kind word. – Willie Sutton

159058. I love art and fashion. – Mena Suvari

159059. I really can’t hate more than 5 or 10 years. Wouldn’t it be terrible to be always burdened with those primary emotions you had at one time? – Han Suyin

159060. Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other. – Han Suyin

159061. There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. – Han Suyin

159062. I can say unequivocally that the boycott does not work. It’s never complete enough to have impact unless it’s backed by force, and I don’t think anybody in America seriously proposes that. – Helen Suzman

159063. All these stories are grist to the mill of the government because they build up a very useful war psychosis. – Helen Suzman

159064. Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country. – Helen Suzman

159065. For all my criticisms of the current system, it doesn’t mean that I would like to return to the old one. – Helen Suzman

159066. I am provocative, and I admit this. It isn’t as if I’m only on the receiving end, a poor, frail little creature. I can be thoroughly nasty when I get going, and I don’t pull my punches. – Helen Suzman

159067. I don’t think we will ever go the way of Zimbabwe, but people are concerned. – Helen Suzman

159068. I represent all the enlightened people in this country, and that’s a fine thing to be able to do. It infuriates my opponents when I say this, but it is true. – Helen Suzman

159069. This country is armed to the teeth, and none of these African states could begin to attack South Africa. – Helen Suzman

159070. I am hopeful about any future for whites in this country, but not entirely optimistic. – Helen Suzman

159071. Tool of Communist agitators… it’s really a joke, isn’t it? Because, quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates. It just shows how little they understand. – Helen Suzman

159072. I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for. – Helen Suzman

159073. The employment laws are completely unrealistic. You cannot overcome that in only 10 years. It will take at least another generation before young people are properly qualified. – Helen Suzman

159074. That’s my life in there. It would never be possible today to ask as many questions as I did. – Helen Suzman

159075. My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career. – Helen Suzman

159076. It is the answers, not the questions, that are embarrassing. – Helen Suzman

159077. I used to be a fan of proportional representation, but I am not at all now I have seen it in action. – Helen Suzman

159078. It was but then, when you’re, one of the great poisonous events that have infected us all who were in South Africa is that the idea of difference is drip fed into your veins. It’s that that you fight. – Janet Suzman

159079. You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big non mistake isn’t he? He just got everything right really. – Janet Suzman

159080. But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old, affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event. – Janet Suzman

159081. My mother was very agnostic. She would never set foot in the synagogue, she couldn’t be doing with it. – Janet Suzman

159082. Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg. – Janet Suzman

159083. OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don’t know, whenever there’s no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality. – Janet Suzman

159084. One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed as a director because the small things, the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer. – Janet Suzman

159085. So we do have our exits and our entrances and we are perhaps mere, but I think if one keep a certain joyousness in life which should be in playing, then good for one, but it’s slightly more serious than that. – Janet Suzman

159086. This is always a pain because it’s injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else. – Janet Suzman

159087. Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing. – Janet Suzman

159088. Always you find that the more decisive event wins so my father’s sort of annual decisiveness which came upon him on the Day of Atonement every year, he suddenly remembered that he was Jewish. – Janet Suzman

159089. But I think the possibility of a black and white society feeding each other’s expertises, living harmoniously, will probably go along in fits and starts now but at least it has a great constitution now to back it up. – Janet Suzman

159090. I suppose meeting people whether it’s in real life and actually shaking their flesh and blood hand or shaking the mystical hand of the character all rub off on you in some way. – Janet Suzman

159091. And I think that that emphasis on keeping a family together, alike, I think it’s important. – Janet Suzman

159092. I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart. – Janet Suzman

159093. I mean one of the basic rules when you’re acting is that you mustn’t stand in judgement on a character, you mustn’t say Hitler was a bad man because you can’t act in that way. – Janet Suzman

159094. I find its attention to living this life rather than the next one exhilarating because I think even independently of Judaism that that’s the right way to go about life. – Janet Suzman

159095. But now I’ve got a young son and his interest is in science and now when I talk to him, I see that in the science sphere of our lives there is new, there is progress. – Janet Suzman

159096. I think it’s a very central tenet to it yes, it is. I can’t bear it, I can’t bear inequality, I can’t bear bad behaviour to other people. I cannot bear it that people are mean to people who can’t help what they are. – Janet Suzman

159097. We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit. – David Suzuki

159098. We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options. – David Suzuki

159099. The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases. – David Suzuki

159100. The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home. – David Suzuki

159101. Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles. – David Suzuki

159102. Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism. – David Suzuki

159103. In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it’s for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again. – David Suzuki

159104. It’s time we stopped ignoring the environment. Let’s not let another election go by without making this a high priority. – David Suzuki

159105. I heard that in the United States the level of baseball was the highest in the world. So it was only natural that I would want to go there, as a baseball player. – Ichiro Suzuki

159106. The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up. – Ichiro Suzuki

159107. If I’m in a slump, I ask myself for advice. – Ichiro Suzuki

159108. The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That’s the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions. – Ichiro Suzuki

159109. Personally, I don’t like the term ‘success.’ It’s too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It’s usually someone else’s definition, not yours. – Ichiro Suzuki

159110. Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher. – Shinichi Suzuki

159111. What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. – Shinichi Suzuki

159112. Tone has the living soul. – Shinichi Suzuki

159113. When love is deep, much can be accomplished. – Shinichi Suzuki

159114. Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart. – Shinichi Suzuki

159115. Man is a child of his environment. – Shinichi Suzuki

159116. It is necessary to be concerned about the importance of educating a really beautiful human spirit. – Shinichi Suzuki

159117. Children learn to smile from their parents. – Shinichi Suzuki

159118. Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability. – Shinichi Suzuki

159119. Art expresses man. – Shinichi Suzuki

159120. Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world. – Shinichi Suzuki

159121. Any child can be developed, it depends on how you do it. – Shinichi Suzuki

159122. Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. – Shinichi Suzuki

159123. The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents. – Shinichi Suzuki

159124. The world is its own magic. – Shunryu Suzuki

159125. Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything! – Shunryu Suzuki

159126. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki

159127. Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. – Shunryu Suzuki

159128. When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. – Shunryu Suzuki

159129. Our age is before all things a practical one. It demands of us all clear and tangible results of our work. – Theodor Svedberg

159130. The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the most important changes or improvements in the conditions of human life. – Theodor Svedberg

159131. There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and… the third I can’t remember. – Italo Svevo

159132. Philosophies change by the day while God never changes, simply because, being perfect, He does not have to change! – Jimmy Swaggart

159133. The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that. – Jimmy Swaggart

159134. It’s a humorous statement that doesn’t mean anything. You can’t lie to God – it’s ridiculous. – Jimmy Swaggart

159135. If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell. – Jimmy Swaggart

159136. I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. – Jimmy Swaggart

159137. I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. – Jimmy Swaggart

159138. I’m gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at me like that I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died. – Jimmy Swaggart

159139. Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory. – Jimmy Swaggart

159140. I have sinned against you, my Lord. – Jimmy Swaggart

159141. I get amazed, I can’t look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I’m trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. – Jimmy Swaggart

159142. The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals. – Jimmy Swaggart

159143. I’m not knocking the poor homosexual, I’m not. They need salvation just like anybody else. – Jimmy Swaggart

159144. Boys always like to see girls kiss. I don’t get it; girls don’t want to see boys kiss. – Dominique Swain

159145. I’m open to anything. I think everyone should enjoy every moment that they experience. – Dominique Swain

159146. Sometimes I think I might insult people by being openly flirtatious, then snatching it back. – Dominique Swain

159147. I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on the instrument because there weren’t really any that impacted strongly on me. – Steve Swallow

159148. Occasionally, when I run into a great bass backstage at a festival I’ll play a few notes on the low E string, just to feel the instrument vibrate against my belly. – Steve Swallow

159149. I don’t meditate before I play or compose, but I see playing and composing as meditative acts. – Steve Swallow

159150. I don’t know what I did in this life to deserve all of this. I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. – Hilary Swank

159151. I grew up in a trailer park in Bellingham, Washington. – Hilary Swank

159152. I had to fight my whole life to break out. – Hilary Swank

159153. I haven’t tucked a sock in my pants for three years. – Hilary Swank

159154. One thing I’ve learned: You never know where life is taking you, but it’s taking you. – Hilary Swank

159155. The truth is, after Boys Don’t Cry, I realized how few and far between the great roles are. I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby. – Hilary Swank

159156. I can remember crying on the set of Beverly Hills 90210 after being released from the show a few years ago. – Hilary Swank

159157. And historically the owners have used loyalty to a team or a city to hold players as opposed to always paying their worth. – Lynn Swann

159158. Now, I’m not here because I was that good. I’m here because of the people around me made me that good. – Lynn Swann

159159. Some people play very, very well just so they won’t get embarrassed. – Lynn Swann

159160. I feel like there should be more black head coaches. – Lynn Swann

159161. I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse. – Lynn Swann

159162. I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing. – Lynn Swann

159163. I was not a very good football player when I started out. – Lynn Swann

159164. If a player demonstrated that he is the best, and a team decides, even so, we don’t want to pay him, as in any other business, he should be able to play elsewhere. – Lynn Swann

159165. Professional sports is a business. – Lynn Swann

159166. Players today are concerned about the money, but the large dollars only go to those players who are the best. – Lynn Swann

159167. I believe that today’s players who are Christians feel that it’s important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith. – Lynn Swann

159168. Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed. – Lynn Swann

159169. Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics. – Lynn Swann

159170. Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled, instead of looking to a new face or a new name who has demonstrated the ability to handle the job. – Lynn Swann

159171. We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless you have more than one option politically, how free are you? – Lynn Swann

159172. When I was in college there was a girls’ flag football league. The girls were extremely aggressive. – Lynn Swann

159173. I enjoy playing the game. It’s hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting. – Lynn Swann

159174. At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures. – Gloria Swanson

159175. I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance. – Gloria Swanson

159176. I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944. – Gloria Swanson

159177. After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried. – Gloria Swanson

159178. All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. – Gloria Swanson

159179. All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in. – Gloria Swanson

159180. As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. – Gloria Swanson

159181. Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years. – Gloria Swanson

159182. Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy. – Gloria Swanson

159183. From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture. – Gloria Swanson

159184. I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes. – Gloria Swanson

159185. I am a very pragmatic person. – Gloria Swanson

159186. By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse. – Gloria Swanson

159187. I am big. It’s the pictures that got small. – Gloria Swanson

159188. I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford. – Gloria Swanson

159189. I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so. – Gloria Swanson

159190. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again. – Gloria Swanson

159191. I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair. – Gloria Swanson

159192. I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients. – Gloria Swanson

159193. I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents. – Gloria Swanson

159194. I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille. – Gloria Swanson

159195. There was no place at all for me in my father’s military world. – Gloria Swanson

159196. The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event. – Gloria Swanson

159197. The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck. – Gloria Swanson

159198. The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish. – Gloria Swanson

159199. The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners. – Gloria Swanson

159200. The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience. – Gloria Swanson

159201. Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don’t eat. – Gloria Swanson

159202. Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth. – Gloria Swanson

159203. Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent. – Gloria Swanson

159204. We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise. – Gloria Swanson

159205. The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do. – Gloria Swanson

159206. The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life. – Gloria Swanson

159207. When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That’s the story of my private life. – Gloria Swanson

159208. My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell. – Gloria Swanson

159209. Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common. – Gloria Swanson

159210. My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing. – Gloria Swanson

159211. Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how. – Gloria Swanson

159212. In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life, and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it. – Gloria Swanson

159213. If you’re 40 years old and you’ve never had a failure, you’ve been deprived. – Gloria Swanson

159214. I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European. – Gloria Swanson

159215. The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour. – Gloria Swanson

159216. My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends. – Gloria Swanson

159217. Nobody gets anything for nothing. – Gloria Swanson

159218. One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch. I didn’t care for the medium. It depressed me. – Gloria Swanson

159219. Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him. – Gloria Swanson

159220. Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood. – Gloria Swanson

159221. I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book. – Gloria Swanson

159222. I would rather take the role and work and make my own money and self respect than to have sex with someone who has a lot of money. – Kristy Swanson

159223. When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do. – Patrick Swayze

159224. You can’t be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film. – Patrick Swayze

159225. The way to screw up somebody’s life is to give them what they want. – Patrick Swayze

159226. Good looking people turn me off. Myself included. – Patrick Swayze

159227. If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist. – Patrick Swayze

159228. There’s just something about dance. It’s like a primal thing in all of us. – Patrick Swayze

159229. You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete. – Keith Sweat

159230. My strategy has always been to give people just enough of me, then pull back. That way, they’ll want more. – Keith Sweat

159231. I’m trying to forget how much that cost, but I just had to have them. – Keith Sweat

159232. Everything I was feeling, all the hurt and the pain and the emotion I was going through, I put into my music. – Keith Sweat

159233. In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159234. This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159235. The quality of the Lord’s church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159236. True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159237. Without such a Life, the Word as to the letter is dead. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159238. To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men’s souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159239. There are angels that receive more interiorly the Divine that goes forth from the Lord, and others that receive it less interiorly; the former are called celestial angels, and the latter spiritual angels. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159240. The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded, is because man was last created, and that which is last created is the basis of all that precedes. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159241. The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159242. The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159243. The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159244. That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man’s state cannot be changed after death. – Emanuel Swedenborg

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159245. That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159246. Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159247. Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159248. And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159249. But by all this I am not deterred, for I have seen, I have heard, I have felt. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159250. Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159251. In the Christian world… it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159252. I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159253. He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159254. For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159255. For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159256. First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159257. For the judgment was accomplished not only upon all the men of the Christian church, but also upon all who are called Mohammedans, and, moreover, upon all the Gentiles in the whole world. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159258. I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159259. Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159260. In heaven there are two distinct loves, love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor, in the inmost or third heaven love to the Lord, in the second or middle heaven love towards the neighbor. – Emanuel Swedenborg

159261. In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it. – John J. Sweeney

159262. Henry Ford was right. A prosperous economy requires that workers be able to buy the products that they produce. This is as true in a global economy as a national one. – John J. Sweeney

159263. In the ‘Nike Economy,’ there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn’t working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States. – John J. Sweeney

159264. We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace. – John J. Sweeney

159265. For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class. – John J. Sweeney

159266. People actually get sponsors based on the merits of the Cup, not on the merits of the sailors. – John Sweeney

159267. The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation which would preserve overtime pay for all workers. – John Sweeney

159268. Why should a company like Wal-Mart – who made $10 billion last year alone – be able to force taxpayers to foot the bill for their health-care costs? – John Sweeney

159269. I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it’s a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life – then I think it’s a great career. – Julia Sweeney

159270. I have lots of energy. – Julia Sweeney

159271. I was on stage and I was like I will pay someone to do my time, not only will I expect NOT to be paid, but I will pay someone if I can run off stage right now. It was so bad. – Julia Sweeney

159272. I like going back and writing fiction. – Julia Sweeney

159273. I get mad at people who talk about traumatic job interviews, about going on one and getting rejected. I get rejected all the time and not only do I get rejected, but people have no problem being really specific about why I was rejected. – Julia Sweeney

159274. I’m not a standup. I don’t really have jokes. I don’t have 10 minutes. It took a while for me to realize this. – Julia Sweeney

159275. How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. – Paul Sweeney

159276. Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales. – Paul Sweeney

159277. Today’s society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items. – Paul Sweeney

159278. True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. – Paul Sweeney

159279. You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. – Paul Sweeney

159280. How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? – Paul Sweeney

159281. A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. – Paul Sweeney

159282. Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic and also the practical study of spoken English. – Henry Sweet

159283. The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles. – Henry Sweet

159284. When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn’t understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge. – Matthew Sweet

159285. I figured if the plane goes down, I’ll go with a great genius and will always have my name connected with his. – Matthew Sweet

159286. I had no allusions of radio success. I just loved being in studios. I was having fun and in that sense I now feel a lot like I did when I did that record. – Matthew Sweet

159287. I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It’s not that I don’t want success, but I now know I can have success at a lower level and make much more money doing it by myself. I make $6 or $7 bucks a record vs. nothing off those other records. – Matthew Sweet

159288. I wanted Kimi to be a Japanese record with a Japanese title. I wanted it to be for them. They appreciate things on a different level, and take their art very seriously – that’s special if you’re an artist. – Matthew Sweet

159289. I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson’s birthday party. – Matthew Sweet

159290. It became a question of do I want to be on a label where it could take three years to put out a record instead of putting out three records over the same period of time on my own. – Matthew Sweet

159291. It wasn’t so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. – Matthew Sweet

159292. More labels should be like that. Instead of putting these records out myself, I should have just signed with them, but they probably don’t like my music (laughs). – Matthew Sweet

159293. My family lives there, so I come back sometimes between shows for a couple days. I get back a couple times a year. When I was 30 to 34 I was weirded out when I came back – you know, how your past gets away from you. It’s grown so much. – Matthew Sweet

159294. So it helped me to just let go of all my tensions and feelings about that world and say ‘OK, this is for my fans in Japan. They’ll be nice and get into it and have fun.’ And it was the first record I made at my home studio. – Matthew Sweet

159295. The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn’t a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place. – Matthew Sweet

159296. The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him. – Matthew Sweet

159297. Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it’s grown in every direction and is populated and modernized. I guess I have mixed feelings about it, but I’m not someone that thinks everything should stop growing. – Matthew Sweet

159298. They said, ‘If we put you in first class with Brian, will you do it?’ So I flew after not having flown in eight years. If there’s one person who doesn’t like flying as much as me, it’s Brian. – Matthew Sweet

159299. When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me. – Matthew Sweet

159300. You know that they’re not just into it for the moment, they really care about it and value it over time. – Matthew Sweet

159301. He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play accordion, but I want you to play piano and organ on some stuff. He came over a couple times a week for two weeks and gave me therapy as to whether I should do The Thorns or not. – Matthew Sweet

159302. He helped make Living Things even more crazy than I wanted it to be. He added old-fashioned piano and classical folk music – that weird otherworldly vibe – all these elements got onto the record. – Matthew Sweet

159303. Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around ’92 and ’96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life. – Matthew Sweet

159304. First off, I don’t want anyone to think I’m this huge thing in Japan. Every group from here that’s made any records over any length of time – even indie bands – have a Cheap Trick effect in Japan. – Matthew Sweet

159305. Creativity is much better when it’s free. Someone can take it and sell it if that’s what it needs, and from that standpoint, you have to have a label. If you could make your music and just give it away and somehow make a living – that would be the best scenario. – Matthew Sweet

159306. There are things that I value now that I didn’t when I first went over there, like Zen Buddhism, which has become part of my life over the last couple years. – Matthew Sweet

159307. The competition is so fierce once you become an adult. I’ll probably move on to something else. – Jodie Sweetin

159308. Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

159309. The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little. – Ben Sweetland

159310. We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. – Ben Sweetland

159311. Wonder if there is life on another planet? Let’s suppose there is. Suppose further, that only one star in a trillion has a planet that could support life. If that were the case, then there would be at least 100 million planets that harbored life. – Ben Sweetland

159312. There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159313. The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159314. In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159315. In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159316. One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159317. Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159318. Repentance is accepted remorse. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159319. We expect everything and are prepared for nothing. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159320. Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159321. The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159322. Youth should be a savings bank. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159323. The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159324. The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159325. There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159326. Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159327. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

159328. To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. – Madame Swetchine

159329. We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. – Madame Swetchine

159330. If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. – David Swift

159331. Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad – because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying ‘You’re mad, you’re mad.’ – Graham Swift

159332. All nature’s creatures join to express nature’s purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself. – Graham Swift

159333. People die when curiosity goes. – Graham Swift

159334. Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder. – Jonathan Swift

159335. When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. – Jonathan Swift

159336. Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding. – Jonathan Swift

159337. Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind. – Jonathan Swift

159338. Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. – Jonathan Swift

159339. Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath. – Jonathan Swift

159340. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. – Jonathan Swift

159341. Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. – Jonathan Swift

159342. It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind. – Jonathan Swift

159343. It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. – Jonathan Swift

159344. Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age. – Jonathan Swift

159345. A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour. – Jonathan Swift

159346. Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age. – Jonathan Swift

159347. If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel. – Jonathan Swift

159348. I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing. – Jonathan Swift

159349. I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. – Jonathan Swift

159350. I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. – Jonathan Swift

159351. I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. – Jonathan Swift

159352. Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction. – Jonathan Swift

159353. He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue. – Jonathan Swift

159354. It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom. – Jonathan Swift

159355. He was a bold man that first eat an oyster. – Jonathan Swift

159356. Books, the children of the brain. – Jonathan Swift

159357. Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent. – Jonathan Swift

159358. Don’t set your wit against a child. – Jonathan Swift

159359. Every dog must have his day. – Jonathan Swift

159360. Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. – Jonathan Swift

159361. A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than yesterday. – Jonathan Swift

159362. Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room. – Jonathan Swift

159363. A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle. – Jonathan Swift

159364. Better belly burst than good liquor be lost. – Jonathan Swift

159365. As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold. – Jonathan Swift

159366. As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. – Jonathan Swift

159367. Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. – Jonathan Swift

159368. A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. – Jonathan Swift

159369. Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. – Jonathan Swift

159370. For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. – Jonathan Swift

159371. Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent. – Jonathan Swift

159372. We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. – Jonathan Swift

159373. We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same. – Jonathan Swift

159374. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

159375. Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. – Jonathan Swift

159376. There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. – Jonathan Swift

159377. There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake. – Jonathan Swift

159378. The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome. – Jonathan Swift

159379. The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. – Jonathan Swift

159380. The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style. – Jonathan Swift

159381. The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit. – Jonathan Swift

159382. The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. – Jonathan Swift

159383. The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. – Jonathan Swift

159384. Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own. – Jonathan Swift

159385. It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not. – Jonathan Swift

159386. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. – Jonathan Swift

159387. May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift

159388. Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. – Jonathan Swift

159389. Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting. – Jonathan Swift

159390. My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool. – Jonathan Swift

159391. No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. – Jonathan Swift

159392. Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. – Jonathan Swift

159393. Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest. – Jonathan Swift

159394. Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. – Jonathan Swift

159395. Observation is an old man’s memory. – Jonathan Swift

159396. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. – Jonathan Swift

159397. One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. – Jonathan Swift

159398. Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance. – Jonathan Swift

159399. Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced. – Jonathan Swift

159400. What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly. – Jonathan Swift

159401. No wise man ever wished to be younger. – Jonathan Swift

159402. There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency. – Jonathan Swift

159403. I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, ‘If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.’ – Taylor Swift

159404. When you’re singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It’s happening. – Taylor Swift

159405. There are no rules when it comes to love. – Taylor Swift

159406. My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always. – Taylor Swift

159407. Love always ends differently and it always begins differently – especially with me. – Taylor Swift

159408. In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I’m always going to feel everything. It’s my nature. – Taylor Swift

159409. In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up. – Taylor Swift

159410. If you cry over a guy, then your friends can’t date him. It can’t even be considered. – Taylor Swift

159411. I’m not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I’m the girl who rarely has a boyfriend. – Taylor Swift

159412. I’m not afraid to write my feelings in songs. – Taylor Swift

159413. I’m intimidated by the fear of being average. – Taylor Swift

159414. I write songs that are like diary entries. I have to do it in order to feel sane. – Taylor Swift

159415. I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don’t need to be blonde when I’m 60! – Taylor Swift

159416. You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it. – Taylor Swift

159417. I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. – Taylor Swift

159418. Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult! – Taylor Swift

159419. I know my flaws before other people point them out to me. – Taylor Swift

159420. I haven’t had that one great love, which is good. I don’t want that to be in the past – I want it to be in the future. – Taylor Swift

159421. I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about. – Taylor Swift

159422. I get really restless when I haven’t worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me! – Taylor Swift

159423. I believe when it comes to love, there’s something intangible about who we are attracted to, and I don’t think I have a pattern. – Taylor Swift

159424. I approach love differently now that I know it’s hard for it to work out. – Taylor Swift

159425. I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life. – Taylor Swift

159426. For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don’t think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I’m with them. – Taylor Swift

159427. For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values. – Taylor Swift

159428. Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I’ve never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line’s always been really blurred for me. I’ll hang out with them after the show. I’ll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I’ll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes. – Taylor Swift

159429. Factoring in millions of people when I’m writing a song is not a good idea. I don’t ever do it. – Taylor Swift

159430. All you need to do to be my friend is like me. – Taylor Swift

159431. I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. – Taylor Swift

159432. It feels kinda weird being back in a high school cause I haven’t been in a high school for about a year. So um, it’s kinda interesting coming back, and y’know seeing the lockers, with all the signs, the handmade signs, so being in high school again is a little bit strange but in a good way. – Taylor Swift

159433. To say of shame – what is it? Of virtue – we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it’s no longer sin. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159434. Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159435. From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159436. Glory to Man in the highest! For Man is the master of things. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159437. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159438. While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159439. Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

159440. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

159441. When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority. – Charles R. Swindoll

159442. The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune. – Charles R. Swindoll

159443. When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. – Charles R. Swindoll

159444. Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

159445. I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. – Charles R. Swindoll

159446. We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. – Charles R. Swindoll

159447. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles R. Swindoll

159448. The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free. – Charles R. Swindoll

159449. The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. – Charles R. Swindoll

159450. A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living. – Charles R. Swindoll

159451. A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven. – Charles R. Swindoll

159452. Alleged “impossibilities” are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched. – Charles R. Swindoll

159453. Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. – Charles R. Swindoll

159454. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll

159455. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. – Charles R. Swindoll

159456. It may be unfair of me but I do feel I know it. – Tilda Swinton

159457. I wasn’t around when Nic was playing Donald. I was around with Charlie. – Tilda Swinton

159458. Faith is in the eye of the beholder. – Tilda Swinton

159459. I knew Spike Jonze would do something really interesting with it. – Tilda Swinton

159460. I’ve been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I’ve been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity. – Tilda Swinton

159461. Nic’s Charlie is something very particular. You can’t really put them together. It’s a phantasm. – Tilda Swinton

159462. What he’s done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book. It’s beautifully realised – it’s a beat film. – Tilda Swinton

159463. I always think of the word ‘abandonment’ when I think of the character. – Tilda Swinton

159464. It was an amazing performer. Very temperamental, it spent a lot of time in its trailer. – Tilda Swinton

159465. Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible. – Jane Grey Swisshelm

159466. The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We’re all entitled to have the best we can. – Loretta Swit

159467. It wasn’t so much that I was all alone on stage, but it was the realization of how much you need the response-you need the audience to tell you where to go. – Loretta Swit

159468. If you care enough, you make a difference. – Loretta Swit

159469. You only know what you know. – Loretta Swit

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159470. We should be able to be ourselves. Make a political stand if you want to. – Loretta Swit

159471. So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn. – Loretta Swit

159472. Shirley Valentine is a beautiful character and so well written. What Shirley speaks and thinks is so logical. – Loretta Swit

159473. M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect. – Loretta Swit

159474. It’s never too late to go out and get that feeling back. – Loretta Swit

159475. Animals are thinking, feeling creatures. They’re sensitive. – Loretta Swit

159476. I just can’t wait to get out there on stage. There’s no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it – even if we’re crying. – Loretta Swit

159477. Everybody has their thing. I think you can always do what you like. – Loretta Swit

159478. I have certain strong interests that fill my life as well. – Loretta Swit

159479. I felt like I was flying without a net. But once I realized that the audience was my partner, I was flying a jet, because the people would allow me to develop the character on stage. – Loretta Swit

159480. I don’t think we should be deprived of the privilege of free speech. – Loretta Swit

159481. I don’t eat or wear animals, but I never tell people not to – that’s just my view. – Loretta Swit

159482. When I went to school, I was in the same mode. I did the things I enjoyed, what I loved. – Loretta Swit

159483. I love being creative in all forms. – Loretta Swit

159484. Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. – Barry Switzer

159485. It was a horrible, terrible, atrocious, offensive football game. – Barry Switzer

159486. It was like a heart transplant. We tried to implant college in him but his head rejected it. – Barry Switzer

159487. I’m at a place in my life right now where I’m very happy, very content. I’m finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with. – Sheryl Swoopes

159488. No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back. – Sheryl Swoopes

159489. Don’t forget that the only two things people read in a story are the first and last sentences. Give them blood in the eye on the first one. – Herbert Bayard Swope

159490. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope

159491. The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. – Herbert Bayard Swope

159492. The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. – Herbert Bayard Swope

159493. A man is as old as his arteries. – Thomas Sydenham

159494. Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention. – Thomas Sydenham

159495. Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently. – Thomas Sydenham

159496. We may ascertain the worth of the human race, since for its sake God’s Only-begotten Son became man, and thereby ennobled the nature that he took upon him. – Thomas Sydenham

159497. The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain. – Thomas Sydenham

159498. The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs. – Thomas Sydenham

159499. The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise. – Thomas Sydenham

159500. It is my nature to thin where others read. – Thomas Sydenham

159501. Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium. – Thomas Sydenham

159502. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. – Thomas Sydenham

159503. Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows. – Thomas Sydenham

159504. I watched what method Nature might take, with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps. – Thomas Sydenham

159505. I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease – a statement in which I am supported by observation. – Thomas Sydenham

159506. Gout produces calculus in the kidney… the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout. – Thomas Sydenham

159507. For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple. – Thomas Sydenham

159508. The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion. – Algernon Sydney

159509. The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature. – Algernon Sydney

159510. There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices. – Algernon Sydney

159511. ‘Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force. – Algernon Sydney

159512. The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature. – Algernon Sydney

159513. Who will wear a shoe that hurts him, because the shoe-maker tells him ’tis well made? – Algernon Sydney

159514. To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery. – Algernon Sydney

159515. God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it. – Algernon Sydney

159516. This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural. – Algernon Sydney

159517. The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy. – Algernon Sydney

159518. Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit. – Algernon Sydney

159519. A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the People… those who subjected themselves to the will of a man were governed by a beast. – Algernon Sydney

159520. Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed… to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty. – Algernon Sydney

159521. Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections… nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect. – Algernon Sydney

159522. No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest. – Algernon Sydney

159523. Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes. – Algernon Sydney

159524. That is the best Government, which best provides for war. – Algernon Sydney

159525. All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate. – Algernon Sydney

159526. Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys. – Max von Sydow

159527. It’s important to me to work in my own language now and then. I love English, but you can never learn to master a foreign language if you’re not brought up with it. – Max von Sydow

159528. Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment. – Max von Sydow

159529. The more I had to act like a saint, the more I felt like being a sinner. – Max von Sydow

159530. The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal. – Max von Sydow

159531. Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence. – Max von Sydow

159532. Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I’ve ever had to play in my life. I couldn’t smoke or drink in public. I couldn’t. – Max von Sydow

159533. Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun. – Max von Sydow

159534. The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles – and they often die very quickly in the script. – Max von Sydow

159535. The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He’s such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. – Max von Sydow

159536. There are those who want to believe but can’t, and there are those who believe as children and it’s no problem for them at all. – Max von Sydow

159537. The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark. – Max von Sydow

159538. In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors. – Max von Sydow

159539. Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I’m not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I’ve been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too. – Max von Sydow

159540. When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I’d been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn’t eager to go back to prison. – Max von Sydow

159541. All my life I’ve been looking for diversity. – Max von Sydow

159542. Perhaps I scare people. I don’t know why. – Max von Sydow

159543. In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests. – Max von Sydow

159544. Bergman has a very special eye for people. His background taught him to listen and to feel. – Max von Sydow

159545. A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic. – Max von Sydow

159546. If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up. – Max von Sydow

159547. Filming is repetition and many takes. – Max von Sydow

159548. I accept a role only if it’s something I really, really like. – Max von Sydow

159549. I began imagining scenes in public which some drunk would come up to me and slap me in the face. Nothing like that ever happened, but I often wonder if I would have turned the other cheek. – Max von Sydow

159550. I just feel I shouldn’t work too much, because there are so many other things to do. – Max von Sydow

159551. I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia. We were aware that the films were going to be quite important, and the work felt meaningful. – Max von Sydow

159552. I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor. – Max von Sydow

159553. I’m getting too old to play some parts, but I’m still greedy. – Max von Sydow

159554. I’m not in retirement. I just don’t want to work so much, and I don’t get that many offers any more. – Max von Sydow

159555. I don’t believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds. – Max von Sydow

159556. I’ve never been in a barroom brawl in my life. I just don’t do such things. – Max von Sydow

159557. In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don’t have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery. – Max von Sydow

159558. And then also I think it’s harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike. – Wanda Sykes

159559. I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place. – Wanda Sykes

159560. I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. – Wanda Sykes

159561. I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me. – Wanda Sykes

159562. I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom. – Wanda Sykes

159563. Don’t bother me while I’m eating, or when I’m coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going. – Wanda Sykes

159564. But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I’ll hear it, but the men will keep talking. – Wanda Sykes

159565. A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh. – Wanda Sykes

159566. Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do. – Wanda Sykes

159567. Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science. – Wanda Sykes

159568. I love Costas. He’s knows too much, but he’s a good guy. – Wanda Sykes

159569. If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. – Wanda Sykes

159570. But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that. – Wanda Sykes

159571. It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians. – Wanda Sykes

159572. What drives the creative person is that we see it all. – Wanda Sykes

159573. Usually, there’s nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me. Then I feel pretty good about it. – Wanda Sykes

159574. Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal. – Wanda Sykes

159575. Some government workers are dedicated and work hard, but most of them are just waiting to retire. – Wanda Sykes

159576. Men don’t hear women. – Wanda Sykes

159577. It’s hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people. – Wanda Sykes

159578. I’m really funny now. – Wanda Sykes

159579. It wasn’t until I became more confident with myself and I put myself forward instead of the jokes; at first it was put the jokes out there and I’m just behind the jokes. – Wanda Sykes

159580. I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I’m starting to get people – not a large group, but quite a few people – who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. – Wanda Sykes

159581. In ’87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression. – Wanda Sykes

159582. If you’re passionate about your work, it makes the people around you want to be involved too. – Wanda Sykes

159583. If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you. – Wanda Sykes

159584. I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance. – Wanda Sykes

159585. I’m here today because I hated everything else. – Wanda Sykes

159586. I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up. – Wanda Sykes

159587. I think it’s because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that’s real. – Wanda Sykes

159588. It’s easier to rip somebody to shreds while you’re making them laugh. – Wanda Sykes

159589. Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph; with time it fades. – Carmen Sylva

159590. Material farmed out for comments to interested agencies and people meant they would be in touch later. – Arthur Sylvester

159591. I think the inherent right of the Government to lie to save itself when facing a nuclear disaster is basic. – Arthur Sylvester

159592. Mathematics is the music of reason. – James Joseph Sylvester

159593. May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life. – James Joseph Sylvester

159594. The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry. – James Joseph Sylvester

159595. The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence. – James Joseph Sylvester

159596. Enough is as good as a feast. – Joshua Sylvester

159597. They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life’s lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts. – Joshua Sylvester

159598. Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,. – Joshua Sylvester

159599. I’m obsessed with books. – David Sylvian

159600. People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don’t get approached often enough. – David Sylvian

159601. Sometimes a little compromise isn’t a bad thing. You don’t need to be precious about it. – David Sylvian

159602. Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn’t necessary. – David Sylvian

159603. If civilians are going to be killed, I would rather have them be their civilians than our civilians. – Stuart Symington

159604. Sure, you would lose more bombers without fighters, but, flying in formation, you could get the job done. – Stuart Symington

159605. The British were keen for 30 caliber guns, did not believe in daylight bombing. American experts said 30 caliber was not enough; we had to have 50 caliber, also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation, with 50 caliber guns. – Stuart Symington

159606. Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers and radio sets in Rochester, New York; pretty young and inexperienced; but we survived the depression. – Stuart Symington

159607. Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we’re now in so much trouble. – Stuart Symington

159608. Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation. I said I couldn’t do it without some shoe leather. – Stuart Symington

159609. It all went back to problems we had talked about before, you know, such as the British not believing in formation bombing and not believing in daytime bombing. – Stuart Symington

159610. In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret. – Stuart Symington

159611. I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out. – Stuart Symington

159612. I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared; then the State Department should keep its nose out and let the military do whatever is necessary to win. – Stuart Symington

159613. Hardly had I left when we ran into the Korean war, doubled what I had asked for and doubled it again. I had told him I would stay in Government, be honored to, but not with the Air Force. – Stuart Symington

159614. FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy. They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures of ships they took out of the White House after he died. But he could choose good men. – Stuart Symington

159615. But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army, much like the Marines with the Navy. Everything had to be done over by the Army after it had already been done by the Air Corps, a mess. – Stuart Symington

159616. My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate, the latter part of the Wilson Administrations. He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army. – Stuart Symington

159617. In those days secrets were well kept. – Stuart Symington

159618. As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me: all things leave me: You remain. – Arthur Symons

159619. A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him. – Arthur Symons

159620. What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only? – John Millington Synge

159621. The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind. – John Millington Synge

159622. The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island. – John Millington Synge

159623. There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. – John Millington Synge

159624. They’re cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World. – John Millington Synge

159625. Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her. – John Millington Synge

159626. A low line of shore was visible at first on the right between the movement of the waves and fog, but when we came further it was lost sight of, and nothing could be seen but the mist curling in the rigging, and a small circle of foam. – John Millington Synge

159627. The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection. – John Millington Synge

159628. It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms. – John Millington Synge

159629. It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea. – John Millington Synge

159630. In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas. – John Millington Synge

159631. In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple. – John Millington Synge

159632. Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms. – John Millington Synge

159633. Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life. – John Millington Synge

159634. At first I threw my weight upon my heels, as one does naturally in a boot, and was a good deal bruised, but after a few hours I learned the natural walk of man, and could follow my guide in any portion of the island. – John Millington Synge

159635. A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves. – John Millington Synge

159636. A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it. – John Millington Synge

159637. A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn’t. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again. – John Millington Synge

159638. I’m a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen. – John Millington Synge

159639. I love playing Junior; he’s so fun… Under it all, he’s a good guy, just a little bit spoiled. – Ryan Sypek

159640. My apartment complex has a pool. I love it out here. The mountains are beautiful. It’s totally different from the place I used to live. I like the heat – the only thing I would change is have the ocean, or a big body of water close by. – Ryan Sypek

159641. We’re really happy. It still kind of blows my mind that people watch the show! – Ryan Sypek

159642. When I was real young I wanted to play baseball. I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade. – Ryan Sypek

159643. Going to college helped me, because I had four years in the conservatory program, which is close as you can get to a professional environment. It’s like all day. – Ryan Sypek

159644. How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. – Publilius Syrus

159645. He whom many fear, has himself many to fear. – Publilius Syrus

159646. He who spares the bad injures the good. – Publilius Syrus

159647. He who lives in solitude may make his own laws. – Publilius Syrus

159648. He who has lost honor can lose nothing more. – Publilius Syrus

159649. Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. – Publilius Syrus

159650. God looks at the clean hands, not the full ones. – Publilius Syrus

159651. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. – Publilius Syrus

159652. I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. – Publilius Syrus

159653. Familiarity breeds contempt. – Publilius Syrus

159654. It is better to learn late than never. – Publilius Syrus

159655. Each day is the scholar of yesterday. – Publilius Syrus

159656. Fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken. – Publilius Syrus

159657. If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. – Publilius Syrus

159658. It is a bad plan that admits of no modification. – Publilius Syrus

159659. Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness. – Publilius Syrus

159660. It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. – Publilius Syrus

159661. The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise. – Publilius Syrus

159662. It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. – Publilius Syrus

159663. It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. – Publilius Syrus

159664. It is not every question that deserves an answer. – Publilius Syrus

159665. It is only the ignorant who despise education. – Publilius Syrus

159666. Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills which you should avoid. – Publilius Syrus

159667. Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. – Publilius Syrus

159668. Never promise more than you can perform. – Publilius Syrus

159669. No one knows what he can do until he tries. – Publilius Syrus

159670. One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard. – Publilius Syrus

159671. It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay. – Publilius Syrus

159672. What is left when honor is lost? – Publilius Syrus

159673. They do injury to the good who spares the bad. – Publilius Syrus

159674. A beautiful face is a mute recommendation. – Publilius Syrus

159675. A gift in season is a double favor to the needy. – Publilius Syrus

159676. A good reputation is more valuable than money. – Publilius Syrus

159677. A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation. – Publilius Syrus

159678. Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly. – Publilius Syrus

159679. An angry father is most cruel towards himself. – Publilius Syrus

159680. An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. – Publilius Syrus

159681. You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. – Publilius Syrus

159682. You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. – Publilius Syrus

159683. You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell. – Publilius Syrus

159684. While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity. – Publilius Syrus

159685. The remedy for wrongs is to forget them. – Publilius Syrus

159686. When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all. – Publilius Syrus

159687. Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. – Publilius Syrus

159688. We die as often as we lose a friend. – Publilius Syrus

159689. We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs. – Publilius Syrus

159690. Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. – Publilius Syrus

159691. Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy. – Publilius Syrus

159692. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilius Syrus

159693. To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publilius Syrus

159694. Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth. – Publilius Syrus

159695. There are some remedies worse than the disease. – Publilius Syrus

159696. The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them. – Publilius Syrus

159697. The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty. – Publilius Syrus

159698. The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them. – Publilius Syrus

159699. Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. – Publilius Syrus

159700. Where there is unity there is always victory. – Publilius Syrus

159701. To refuse graciously is to confer a favor. – Publilius Syrus

159702. Pain forces even the innocent to lie. – Publilius Syrus

159703. The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. – Publilius Syrus

159704. The miser is as much in want of what he has as of what he has not. – Publilius Syrus

159705. The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted. – Publilius Syrus

159706. Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. – Publilius Syrus

159707. The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself. – Publilius Syrus

159708. The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. – Publilius Syrus

159709. The bare recollection of anger kindles anger. – Publilius Syrus

159710. Take care that no one hates you justly. – Publilius Syrus

159711. Speech is the mirror of the soul. – Publilius Syrus

159712. Some remedies are worse than the disease. – Publilius Syrus

159713. Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly. – Publilius Syrus

159714. Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

159715. Practice is the best of all instructors. – Publilius Syrus

159716. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic. – Thomas Szasz

159717. Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. – Thomas Szasz

159718. Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine. – Thomas Szasz

159719. Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage. – Thomas Szasz

159720. No further evidence is needed to show that ‘mental illness’ is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious. – Thomas Szasz

159721. Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less. – Thomas Szasz

159722. It is easier to do one’s duty to others than to one’s self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish. – Thomas Szasz

159723. In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. – Thomas Szasz

159724. If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. – Thomas Szasz

159725. A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. – Thomas Szasz

159726. Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. – Thomas Szasz

159727. Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. – Thomas Szasz

159728. He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself. – Thomas Szasz

159729. Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. – Thomas Szasz

159730. Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. – Thomas Szasz

159731. Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. – Thomas Szasz

159732. Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. – Thomas Szasz

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159733. Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. – Thomas Szasz

159734. A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. – Thomas Szasz

159735. People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. – Thomas Szasz

159736. There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography. – Thomas Szasz

159737. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. – Thomas Szasz

159738. The system isn’t stupid, but the people in it are. – Thomas Szasz

159739. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. – Thomas Szasz

159740. The proverb warns that ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself. – Thomas Szasz

159741. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse. – Thomas Szasz

159742. Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra – not choreography to the audience. – George Szell

159743. In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain. – George Szell

159744. If you want to succeed in the world, you don’t have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier. – Leo Szilard

159745. If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision. – Leo Szilard

159746. A scientist’s aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify. – Leo Szilard

159747. Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become. – Leo Szilard

159748. We turned the switch, saw the flashes, watched for ten minutes, then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow. – Leo Szilard

159749. I’m all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius. – Leo Szilard

159750. Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me. – Leo Szilard

159751. Don’t lie if you don’t have to. – Leo Szilard

159752. Women were freed from positive duties when they could not perform them, but not when they could. – Henrietta Szold

159753. I would exchange everything for one child of my own. – Henrietta Szold

159754. In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning. – Henrietta Szold

159755. To the rest of us the supreme vindication of the scholar’s view lies in their invincible allegiance to the Jewish heritage – a steadfastness that has been matched only by that of their rescuers. – Henrietta Szold

159756. In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed. – Wislawa Szymborska

159757. Somewhere out there the world must have an end. – Wislawa Szymborska

159758. You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects. – Wislawa Szymborska

159759. Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune’s darlings. – Wislawa Szymborska

159760. This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile. – Wislawa Szymborska

159761. Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light. – Wislawa Szymborska

159762. All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look. – Wislawa Szymborska

159763. After every war someone has to tidy up. – Wislawa Szymborska

159764. It’s just not easy to explain to someone else what you don’t understand yourself. – Wislawa Szymborska

159765. All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses. – Wislawa Szymborska

159766. Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind. – Wislawa Szymborska

159767. All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination. – Wislawa Szymborska

159768. Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life. – Wislawa Szymborska

159769. Even the worst book can give us something to think about. – Wislawa Szymborska

159770. Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through. – Wislawa Szymborska

159771. Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison. I am near, too near for him to dream of me. – Wislawa Szymborska

159772. I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again. – Wislawa Szymborska

159773. I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom. – Wislawa Szymborska

159774. I slide my arm from under the sleeper’s head and it is numb, full of swarming pins, on the tip of each, waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit. – Wislawa Szymborska

159775. I started earning a living as a poet rather early on. – Wislawa Szymborska

159776. I’m drowning in papers. – Wislawa Szymborska

159777. Poetic talent doesn’t operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry. – Wislawa Szymborska

159778. Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice. – Wislawa Szymborska

159779. Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy. – Wislawa Szymborska

159780. Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there’s no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die. – Wislawa Szymborska

159781. Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand. – Wislawa Szymborska

159782. Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice. – Wislawa Szymborska

159783. I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here. – Wislawa Szymborska

159784. I mean rappin’ to me is easy, it’s something you can do over a week. – Ice T

159785. I’ve never been competitive with anybody but myself. – Ice T

159786. I’m on the front line and I am a rapper. – Ice T

159787. I’m competitive in that I would like to outsell my last record. – Ice T

159788. I’m at a point where I don’t have to wait for the income from the record to survive, so I’m in a comfortable zone, but I’ll make rap records as long as I feel I have something to rap about. – Ice T

159789. I’m a big fan of all styles, even Biggie and Wu-Tang, but I gotta do my thing. – Ice T

159790. I’ll never sell 14 million like Hammer, I just wanna do a good Ice-T show. – Ice T

159791. I want to be able to say that a rap career could be ten albums. – Ice T

159792. I have to grow with my audience. – Ice T

159793. I don’t have to put out another rap record. I can do it at my casual pace. – Ice T

159794. I ain’t got no beef with east coast, I think it’s just being hyped up. – Ice T

159795. Everything we do helps the new artists in the long run. – Ice T

159796. As long as I’m around the cats in the hip hop scene, they’ll throw me a track and I’ll write a rap over it. – Ice T

159797. As an actor, you can do what you want with your role. That’s why they hire you; to take the role and make it real. – Ice T

159798. AIDS is such a scary thing and it’s also the kind of thing that you think won’t happen to you. It can happen to you and it’s deadly serious. – Ice T

159799. Any New York group can come to L.A. and sell out every show, but an L.A. group who goes to New York might not do the same because the audience hasn’t been introduced to the group. – Ice T

159800. So from an actor’s perspective, you really have no idea how you’re acting. – Ice T

159801. We have groups that do that, but I can’t rap with the mentality of an 18 year old when I’m in my 30’s. – Ice T

159802. You can’t come out on a record dissing the system and be on a label that’s connected to the system. – Ice T

159803. When I first got into the rap game, I had an early dream of unifying rappers. – Ice T

159804. Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating. – Ice T

159805. Ultimately I am happy that everybody is embracing hip hop and the sounds from the streets. – Ice T

159806. The next day, I got a phone call from him and he told me to come and read for a movie called New Jack City. So I went over there and they told me I was gonna wear dreads and play a cop. – Ice T

159807. So you don’t have to take us too seriously; I mean, we’re already intimidating enough on stage. – Ice T

159808. You have to come in on a professional level to make it, otherwise you just can’t get into rap. – Ice T

159809. I’ve never read for a movie, I’ve always been given them. – Ice T

159810. If it sells, it sells. If it doesn’t sell, I’ll go make a movie. – Ice T

159811. If you’re really a rapper, you can’t stop rapping. – Ice T

159812. Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls. – Ice T

159813. The best way to listen to the album is to put it on, get some Moet, lay back with your boys, and kick it. – Ice T

159814. Oh man, nobody is as tough as Mr T. Ice T is pretty tough though as well. – Ice T

159815. Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas. – Antonio Tabucchi

159816. The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture. – Antonio Tabucchi

159817. Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression. – Antonio Tabucchi

159818. When you have a foreign invasion – in this case by the Indonesian army – writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. – Antonio Tabucchi

159819. There are some fundamental values it’s impossible to be wrong about. – Antonio Tabucchi

159820. The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else, and this means creating a character. – Antonio Tabucchi

159821. Literature for me isn’t a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy. – Antonio Tabucchi

159822. No, I’m happy to go on living the life I’ve chosen. I’m a university teacher and I like my job. – Antonio Tabucchi

159823. My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself. – Antonio Tabucchi

159824. It’s very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world. – Antonio Tabucchi

159825. My books are about losers, about people who’ve lost their way and are engaged in a search. – Antonio Tabucchi

159826. We all want to be someone else but without ceasing to be ourselves. I think it’s very important to defend this idea in real life too. – Antonio Tabucchi

159827. Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher. – Antonio Tabucchi

159828. People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they’re more energetic – they aren’t robots. – Antonio Tabucchi

159829. I don’t want to promote my own image either. I don’t like going on television or mixing in literary circles. – Antonio Tabucchi

159830. In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries. – Antonio Tabucchi

159831. I’ve always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions. – Antonio Tabucchi

159832. I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country. – Antonio Tabucchi

159833. I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history. – Antonio Tabucchi

159834. I live quietly at home among my family and friends. – Antonio Tabucchi

159835. I don’t know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They’re forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves. – Antonio Tabucchi

159836. It’s the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection. – Antonio Tabucchi

159837. I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia. – Antonio Tabucchi

159838. As a writer, I’ve always been interested in others. – Antonio Tabucchi

159839. But democracy isn’t a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance. – Antonio Tabucchi

159840. An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt. – Antonio Tabucchi

159841. But I don’t think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don’t have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions. – Antonio Tabucchi

159842. I don’t have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don’t have the slightest doubt about human rights. – Antonio Tabucchi

159843. I don’t go for people who lead full and satisfying lives. – Antonio Tabucchi

159844. I claim the right to take a stand once in a while. – Antonio Tabucchi

159845. Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War – thousands of them in Auschwitz – we’re again preparing the mass killing of this minority. – Antonio Tabucchi

159846. Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual. – Antonio Tabucchi

159847. Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I’m given a shirt that’s too clean, one that’s completely white, I immediately start having doubts. – Antonio Tabucchi

159848. The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. – Tacitus

159849. The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. – Tacitus

159850. Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. – Tacitus

159851. Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. – Tacitus

159852. Things forbidden have a secret charm. – Tacitus

159853. Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop. – Tacitus

159854. Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. – Tacitus

159855. Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor. – Tacitus

159856. Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir. – Tacitus

159857. To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. – Tacitus

159858. Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. – Tacitus

159859. Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from. – Tacitus

159860. Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement. – Tacitus

159861. We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. – Tacitus

159862. When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing. – Tacitus

159863. When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. – Tacitus

159864. To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it. – Tacitus

159865. All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end. – Tacitus

159866. A bad peace is even worse than war. – Tacitus

159867. A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. – Tacitus

159868. No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor. – Tacitus

159869. Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it. – Tacitus

159870. Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. – Tacitus

159871. All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome. – Tacitus

159872. Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee. – Tacitus

159873. Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin. – Tacitus

159874. It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. – Tacitus

159875. Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. – Tacitus

159876. Greater things are believed of those who are absent. – Tacitus

159877. He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again. – Tacitus

159878. In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. – Tacitus

159879. It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. – Tacitus

159880. It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt. – Tacitus

159881. Custom adapts itself to expediency. – Tacitus

159882. A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all. – Tacitus

159883. When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. – Tacitus

159884. Once you have a child, you change so much along the way, you don’t even recognize yourself by the time they’re ready to move out! – Ron Taffel

159885. Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. – Ron Taffel

159886. Being a parent is too complicated and emotional a task for magical techniques and miracle cures. – Ron Taffel

159887. We all share a common goal – we want our children to succeed. – Bob Taft

159888. We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God. – Bob Taft

159889. Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination. – Bob Taft

159890. Whether we knew many who died on September 11 or personally knew none, we all lost something on that day. Innocence. Security. A trust that our homeland would always be safe. – Bob Taft

159891. What we don’t talk about enough is Ohio’s unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family. – Bob Taft

159892. Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return. – Bob Taft

159893. We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times. – Bob Taft

159894. A dynamic economy begins with a good education. – Bob Taft

159895. We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy. – Bob Taft

159896. We live in a land like no other – a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe. – Bob Taft

159897. Ohioans are practical. We’re a can-do people. Give us a problem, we’ll give you a solution. – Bob Taft

159898. Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens, both present and future, are upon us. – Bob Taft

159899. If we are to create tomorrow’s jobs, we can’t remain frozen in time in yesterday’s tax system. – Bob Taft

159900. Everything depends on a good job – strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors. – Bob Taft

159901. What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives – family, friends, faith and freedom. – Bob Taft

159902. The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work. – Robert A. Taft

159903. You really have to get to know Dewey to dislike him. – Robert A. Taft

159904. Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government. – Robert Taft

159905. It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House. – Robert Taft

159906. We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement. – William Howard Taft

159907. We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government. – William Howard Taft

159908. The world is not going to be saved by legislation. – William Howard Taft

159909. The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much. – William Howard Taft

159910. Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies. – William Howard Taft

159911. I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town. – William Howard Taft

159912. I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God. – William Howard Taft

159913. I think I might as well give up being a candidate. There are so many people in the country who don’t like me. – William Howard Taft

159914. I’ll be damned if I am not getting tired of this. It seems to be the profession of a President simply to hear other people talk. – William Howard Taft

159915. If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. – William Howard Taft

159916. Politics makes me sick. – William Howard Taft

159917. No, the only things which do not bother me are the elements. I can overcome them without a fight. All one has to do to get the best of the elements is to stand pat and one will win. – William Howard Taft

159918. Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law. – William Howard Taft

159919. I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else. – William Howard Taft

159920. Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever. – William Howard Taft

159921. Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity. – William Howard Taft

159922. No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people. – William Howard Taft

159923. Don’t worry over what the newspapers say. I don’t. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents – but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea. – William Howard Taft

159924. As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country. – William Howard Taft

159925. I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe. – William Howard Taft

159926. Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America. – William Howard Taft

159927. A government is for the benefit of all the people. – William Howard Taft

159928. Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood. – William Howard Taft

159929. Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment. – William Howard Taft

159930. Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man. – William Howard Taft

159931. I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become. – William Howard Taft

159932. I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other. – William Howard Taft

159933. I am president now, and tired of being kicked around. – William Howard Taft

159934. A system in which we may have an enforced rest from legislation for two years is not bad. – William Howard Taft

159935. I’m not big into images. I’m into reality. – Paul Tagliabue

159936. Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana… We’re trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana. – Paul Tagliabue

159937. We’re going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana’s team. – Paul Tagliabue

159938. I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St. Louis could be a great football city if it had a team of its own that they could really root for. – Paul Tagliabue

159939. To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth. – Rabindranath Tagore

159940. Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159941. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. – Rabindranath Tagore

159942. Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law. – Rabindranath Tagore

159943. Music fills the infinite between two souls. – Rabindranath Tagore

159944. Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. – Rabindranath Tagore

159945. The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. – Rabindranath Tagore

159946. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore

159947. The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. – Rabindranath Tagore

159948. The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. – Rabindranath Tagore

159949. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. – Rabindranath Tagore

159950. Those who own much have much to fear. – Rabindranath Tagore

159951. Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159952. Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore

159953. Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore

159954. We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. – Rabindranath Tagore

159955. We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. – Rabindranath Tagore

159956. We live in the world when we love it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159957. What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real. – Rabindranath Tagore

159958. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. – Rabindranath Tagore

159959. Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol. – Rabindranath Tagore

159960. Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159961. The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. – Rabindranath Tagore

159962. Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159963. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. – Rabindranath Tagore

159964. Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. – Rabindranath Tagore

159965. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. – Rabindranath Tagore

159966. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. – Rabindranath Tagore

159967. Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. – Rabindranath Tagore

159968. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. – Rabindranath Tagore

159969. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore

159970. Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. – Rabindranath Tagore

159971. By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. – Rabindranath Tagore

159972. Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. – Rabindranath Tagore

159973. Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. – Rabindranath Tagore

159974. Age considers; youth ventures. – Rabindranath Tagore

159975. I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore

159976. Facts are many, but the truth is one. – Rabindranath Tagore

159977. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore

159978. In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects. – Rabindranath Tagore

159979. From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. – Rabindranath Tagore

159980. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. – Rabindranath Tagore

159981. He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. – Rabindranath Tagore

159982. If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out. – Rabindranath Tagore

159983. I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. – Rabindranath Tagore

159984. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

159985. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. – Rabindranath Tagore

159986. I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine

159987. Hence the spiritual weariness of the conscientious mother – you’re always finding out just one more vital tidbit. – Sonia Taitz

159988. Then that did very well at the box office, so before you knew it, we were in a string of feature motion pictures. Then they announced that they were going to do some spinoffs of us. – George Takei

159989. Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp. – George Takei

159990. Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand. – George Takei

159991. Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood. – George Takei

159992. My memories of camp – I was four years old to eight years old – they’re fond memories. – George Takei

159993. This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and if we’re not in there participating then the people that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there. – George Takei

159994. You know, I grew up in two American internment camps, and at that time I was very young. – George Takei

159995. STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive. – George Takei

159996. Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season. – George Takei

159997. I’m an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year, at least once a year. – George Takei

159998. I’m a civic busybody and I’ve been blessed with an active career. – George Takei

159999. I thought this convention phenomenon was very flattering, but that’s about the extent of it. – George Takei

160000. I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people. – George Takei

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