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180000 famous quotes part 161 – 160001 to 161000

160001. I marched back then – I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King. – George Takei

160002. Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia, it was difficult for Asian Americans here. – George Takei

160003. But when we came out of camp, that’s when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful. – George Takei

160004. As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season. – George Takei

160005. And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again. – George Takei

160006. I’ve run the marathon several times, so I definitely don’t look like the Great Ancestor! – George Takei

160007. To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time. – George Takei

160008. I always want to write erotic music… Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense – about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe… about life. – Toru Takemitsu

160009. The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field. – Toru Takemitsu

160010. Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper. – Toru Takemitsu

160011. I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody… I am old fashioned. – Toru Takemitsu

160012. Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world. – Toru Takemitsu

160013. Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow. – Toru Takemitsu

160014. Music is a form of prayer. – Toru Takemitsu

160015. Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it. – Jalal Talabani

160016. The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world. – Jalal Talabani

160017. We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that. – Jalal Talabani

160018. We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly, freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq. – Jalal Talabani

160019. The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it. – Jalal Talabani

160020. Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another. – Jalal Talabani

160021. The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past. – Jalal Talabani

160022. Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy. – Jalal Talabani

160023. Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples. – Jalal Talabani

160024. Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible. – Jalal Talabani

160025. As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference. – Jalal Talabani

160026. My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy. – Jalal Talabani

160027. This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination. – Jalal Talabani

160028. All I wanted was to be a university teacher. – Jalal Talabani

160029. Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession. – Jalal Talabani

160030. Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight. – Jalal Talabani

160031. Every human must take responsibility for his actions. – Jalal Talabani

160032. I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized. – Jalal Talabani

160033. Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different. – Jalal Talabani

160034. Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim. – Jalal Talabani

160035. Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats. – Jalal Talabani

160036. A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale. – Jalal Talabani

160037. Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward. – Al Waleed bin Talal

160038. My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international. – Al Waleed bin Talal

160039. If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all. – Al Waleed bin Talal

160040. I’m not panicking, and I’m not scared, I’ve been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis. – Al Waleed bin Talal

160041. We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor. – Al Waleed bin Talal

160042. When you’re kept by a patron you don’t have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that’s a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you. – David Talbot

160043. Other than that one year, Salon has been very cautious about the way it spends money. For instance, since last year, we’ve had virtually no marketing budget. It’s just word of mouth. And our circulation continues to grow that way by breaking news stories. – David Talbot

160044. Most magazines have become wallpaper, they’re all the same, all the same celebrities. It’s really an abysmal time in American journalism right now. But occasionally one story or two will pop out. – David Talbot

160045. Most Sunday magazines, with the New York Times as an exception, are kind of sleepy, weekend service vehicles to move living room products. – David Talbot

160046. My favorite thing is still journalism. I’m almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college. – David Talbot

160047. On the other hand, we raised $25 million by going public. It’s that money that we used to build this company, to build the circulation, to build a high profile and to hire staff that made Salon what it is today. – David Talbot

160048. People sort of take it for granted, but the more you see of the media world the more you appreciate a paper like the Times where its family continues to invest in editorial quality and I think it’s the truly is the best paper in the world. – David Talbot

160049. The entire American media apparatus bought into the drug war – which is an enormously damaging and costly undertaking for this country – and there wasn’t enough critical reporting about it and that’s why it’s gotten out of hand. – David Talbot

160050. The entire economy, of course, is locked in a down cycle right now. Last time we weathered this was during another Bush presidency in ’90. We were locked in it for a year and a half and everyone came out of it. – David Talbot

160051. The only school that let me in was U.C. Santa Cruz, which is where I went. They didn’t have a journalism program, so I took sociology, which is the closest thing to journalism. – David Talbot

160052. Journalism is not just a cause, it’s also a wacky profession. – David Talbot

160053. They may be a little more high brow than we are. – David Talbot

160054. I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson, and as I’ve told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon. They were up there before we were. And also for Joey and the Suck people. – David Talbot

160055. While I’m critical to the Bush presidency, it’s been enormously beneficial for Salon because we’re seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers. – David Talbot

160056. There are not that many new media brands you can say that about nowadays. – David Talbot

160057. I think we’ve broken story after story that the rest of the media refused to break even when they had the story because they were scared of the story, or they just didn’t think it was appropriate. – David Talbot

160058. It’s like a cast of actors; you’re all working together closely under pressure to produce something everyday. And when we put up an issue, it’s like the curtains opening on a new play. I really like that daily sense of surprise. – David Talbot

160059. I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I’m thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely. – David Talbot

160060. I know that doesn’t sound very radical and webby of me to say that but I think the New York Times is important. I also think there’s an occasional piece that will pop out. – David Talbot

160061. You can crash on one set of rocks or the other set of rocks, and they crashed on the other set of rocks, which was probably being too little to be commercially viable. – David Talbot

160062. I got kicked out of high school, so I couldn’t get into very many colleges. – David Talbot

160063. I don’t think we would still be here if we hadn’t gone public. – David Talbot

160064. I don’t think Fox News or Rush Limbaugh need Clinton it turns out. I think there’s a hunger out there for – whether it’s on the left or right – a more lively and provocative type of political journalism. I think Salon and Fox on the other side have both benefited from that. – David Talbot

160065. I came at age in the ’60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time – the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy’s campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed. – David Talbot

160066. Even more important maybe, or equally more important at least, is they don’t have to scrap for a living. – David Talbot

160067. Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days. – David Talbot

160068. After Watergate, which happened when I was in college, I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world. It sounds corny, but to wake the public up, to serve a higher cause. – David Talbot

160069. A lot of my idealism was frustrated by the end of the ’60s because of the way things went with the assassinations and the sense that the political establishment was so fixed in its ways you couldn’t change anything. – David Talbot

160070. I have no regrets about launching Salon. For the life of me, I can’t imagine doing anything else. – David Talbot

160071. I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon. – David Talbot

160072. I think we’re really getting it right the last few months and hopefully we’ll get better and better at it. – David Talbot

160073. We should not allow wealthy people, including corporate criminals, to hide their assets and avoid paying their bills. – James Talent

160074. Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children’s diet, and the government’s role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy. – James Talent

160075. I’ve always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage. – James Talent

160076. If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe. – James Talent

160077. The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening. – James Talent

160078. The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future. – James Talent

160079. We need a defense budget that’s big enough to sustain an increase in the size of the Army. – James Talent

160080. The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times, a testimony to his being alive on that day and all the tomorrows of microfilm. – Gay Talese

160081. The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved. – Gay Talese

160082. People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week. – Gay Talese

160083. I write and rewrite and rewrite and write and like to turn in what I think is finished work. – Gay Talese

160084. I could come up with 50 stories that I am thinking about. – Gay Talese

160085. I am writing about people who are alive in the city of New York during mid-20th-century America. And these people are like a character in a play or they are figures in a short story or a novel. – Gay Talese

160086. For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work. – Gay Talese

160087. Thirteen years I took on this last book. – Gay Talese

160088. Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that. – Gay Talese

160089. Restaurants are a wonderful escape for me. And are for a lot of people. – Gay Talese

160090. Even after they had stopped modeling for Playboy and had settled down with other men to raise families of their own, Hugh Hefner still considered them his women, and in the bound volumes of his magazine he would always possess them. – Gay Talese

160091. Yes there is a little group of soccer aficionados, but I am not one of them. – Gay Talese

160092. News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all. – Gay Talese

160093. With all of the qualities of the scene-setting, the dialogue, the place and time and the time and place in which your characters move. And I want to move with the characters, move with them and describe the world in which they are living. – Gay Talese

160094. If poverty were a man, I would have slain him. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160095. People’s hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160096. Let me alone, and go in search of someone else. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160097. I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160098. He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160099. Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160100. Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160101. Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160102. A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160103. A man’s measure is his will. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160104. Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160105. No one has ever suffered from his people as I have. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160106. To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

160107. I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm, Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world. – Taliesin

160108. Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers. – Taliesin

160109. I have been a multitude of shapes, Before I assumed a consistent form. – Taliesin

160110. From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked. – Taliesin

160111. Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160112. Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160113. War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160114. A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160115. To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160116. Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160117. The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160118. The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, – when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160119. The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160120. Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160121. Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160122. What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160123. Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160124. Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160125. Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160126. Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160127. If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160128. Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160129. I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160130. She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

160131. People who have seen me read usually come up afterwards and invite me to be a part of something. – Amber Tamblyn

160132. If you believe that God put you here to act, then you have to be different. Go into casting offices, with something other girls don’t have. – Amber Tamblyn

160133. My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don’t even know about, which is really sad. – Amber Tamblyn

160134. My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends. – Amber Tamblyn

160135. One of my good friends is Christian, goes to church every Sunday, very religious. I’m fine with that and I will never judge her. – Amber Tamblyn

160136. I liked the humor of it, I’ve always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality. – Amber Tamblyn

160137. Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends. – Amber Tamblyn

160138. This will be the fourth time I’ve seen this film. I’m very proud of it and I think it’s a great movie for women of any age. And almost every single man I’ve talked to has admitted to crying. – Amber Tamblyn

160139. People in real life cuss God out when they’re angry. That’s all real. – Amber Tamblyn

160140. My advice is to make acting your second career choice. – Amber Tamblyn

160141. If it comes back, I think that Friday night is not a good night to be on. – Amber Tamblyn

160142. Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl’s life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale. – Amber Tamblyn

160143. I don’t think it’s always good to read lots of poetry. – Amber Tamblyn

160144. My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn’t really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it. – Amber Tamblyn

160145. I’ve been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach. – Amber Tamblyn

160146. I have tons of jewelry. I like to wear a lot of it. – Amber Tamblyn

160147. I could never say that one religion is wrong. I could never say that this person’s God is wrong, I could never say that someone is wrong because they don’t believe in God. – Amber Tamblyn

160148. I remember when I first started in the business, I lost a lot of friends. Some were jealous, some were annoyed at the fact that I was an actress. – Amber Tamblyn

160149. I think any time you have too much education in one certain field, that can sometimes play against you. – Amber Tamblyn

160150. I think I had an advantage in the sense that I wasn’t raised religiously. – Amber Tamblyn

160151. I think I relate to all the characters in one way or another. I’m a chameleon like that. – Amber Tamblyn

160152. I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan’s life. She treats God like a friend: she’s nice to him some days, and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help. – Amber Tamblyn

160153. I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God. – Amber Tamblyn

160154. I haven’t had a lot of celebrities around me growing up. – Amber Tamblyn

160155. I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women. – Amber Tamblyn

160156. A lot of young poets today, from what I’ve heard and experienced, can’t get their heads past George W. Bush, and I’ve heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I’m kind of bored by it. – Amber Tamblyn

160157. Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress, but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes – along with it. – Amber Tamblyn

160158. And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She’s a biologist – a student at UCLA – and I don’t judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion, and only that. – Amber Tamblyn

160159. A lot of people think I’m cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don’t want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction. – Amber Tamblyn

160160. But I didn’t even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life. – Amber Tamblyn

160161. A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next. – Amber Tamblyn

160162. The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest. – Oliver Tambo

160163. We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. – Oliver Tambo

160164. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity. – Oliver Tambo

160165. It may be that apartheid brings such stupendous economic advantages to countries that they would sooner have apartheid than permit its destruction. – Oliver Tambo

160166. Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all – of which all of humanity can be proud. – Oliver Tambo

160167. Racial discrimination, South Africa’s economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing. – Oliver Tambo

160168. We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid, firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa. – Oliver Tambo

160169. I remember going to Bob Preston’s dressing room because I was losing a laugh – as you do in a long run. He said, ‘Give me the script. That’s where you’re going off the road.’ That’s comedy. It’s never the line itself; it’s in the foundation. – Jeffrey Tambor

160170. This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested. – Jeffrey Tambor

160171. The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else’s performances. – Jeffrey Tambor

160172. When I got this role, my daughter Molly said, ‘Dad, you’ve come full circle. – Jeffrey Tambor

160173. My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It’s nice to do rehearsals. But it’s with an audience that you get to love it! – Jeffrey Tambor

160174. I love this company. I don’t know how it was selected. It’s a bunch of machers. They mean business. – Jeffrey Tambor

160175. I came to New York late; I was already past 30. – Jeffrey Tambor

160176. As my manager says, ‘These are wonderful problems.’ – Jeffrey Tambor

160177. And I’d watch George C. Scott from backstage. He was one of my mentors. – Jeffrey Tambor

160178. My part had three lines. I said, ‘You look wonderful, sir,’ three times. All my friends said, ‘Do not take that role – and do not understudy. You’ll regret it the rest of your life.’ I did both of those things, and I’ve never regretted it once. – Jeffrey Tambor

160179. I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other. It was unlike anything I was used to. I started helping them strike the set and, at 11, began taking acting classes privately. – Jeffrey Tambor

160180. You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. – William D. Tammeus

160181. Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn’t learn of it for six months. – William D. Tammeus

160182. Stunning vistas don’t always produce eloquence. – William D. Tammeus

160183. Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. – Amy Tan

160184. People think it’s a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer’s. But in my mother’s case, it’s different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. For the first time in her life, she’s happy. – Amy Tan

160185. No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn’t have encouragement, but I didn’t have discouragement, because I don’t think anybody knew what that meant. – Amy Tan

160186. My parents told me I would become a doctor and then in my spare time I would become a concert pianist. So, both my day job and my spare time were sort of taken care of. – Amy Tan

160187. She said ‘I’m by commission. You don’t have to pay anything until you sell anything.’ I said, ‘Well fine. You want to be my agent and not make anything.’ I thought, ‘Boy, is she dumb.’ – Amy Tan

160188. My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day. – Amy Tan

160189. Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power. – Amy Tan

160190. My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn’t always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have. – Amy Tan

160191. My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A’s from the time I was in kindergarten. – Amy Tan

160192. That was a wonderful period in my life. I mean, I didn’t become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved. What a luxury, to do something you love to do. – Amy Tan

160193. The forbidden things were a great influence on my life. I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye. – Amy Tan

160194. There are a lot of people who think that’s what’s needed to be successful is always being right, always being careful, always picking the right path. – Amy Tan

160195. Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. – Amy Tan

160196. Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone. – Amy Tan

160197. You can get sucked into the idea that, ‘Gosh, this is impressive. Maybe I should do this. It will look good.’ Or ‘I’ll write like this because it will impress that critic.’ – Amy Tan

160198. You write a book and you hope somebody will go out and pay $24.95 for what you’ve just said. I think books were my salvation. Books saved me from being miserable. – Amy Tan

160199. I saw my mother in a different light. We all need to do that. You have to be displaced from what’s comfortable and routine, and then you get to see things with fresh eyes, with new eyes. – Amy Tan

160200. It’s both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success. – Amy Tan

160201. We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour. – Amy Tan

160202. I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house. – Amy Tan

160203. It’s a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life. – Amy Tan

160204. I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life. – Amy Tan

160205. I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. – Amy Tan

160206. I didn’t fear failure. I expected failure. – Amy Tan

160207. I have a writer’s memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was. – Amy Tan

160208. I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic. – Amy Tan

160209. I think I’ve always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success. – Amy Tan

160210. I started a second novel seven times and I had to throw them away. – Amy Tan

160211. I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from. – Amy Tan

160212. I learned to forgive myself, and that enabled me to forgive my mother as a person. – Amy Tan

160213. I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that’s what I do as a writer. – Amy Tan

160214. God, life changes faster than you think. – Amy Tan

160215. I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. – Amy Tan

160216. I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private. – Amy Tan

160217. I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn’t understand her English, because she was Chinese. – Amy Tan

160218. I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn’t realize that there is something called originality and your own voice. – Amy Tan

160219. In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you. – Amy Tan

160220. My natural mother died one month after I was born, apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age. – Koichi Tanaka

160221. I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child. – Koichi Tanaka

160222. When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university. – Koichi Tanaka

160223. Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth. – Koichi Tanaka

160224. The thought grew strong in me that since I had gone to the trouble of being born, I might as well be useful in helping people live long and healthy lives. And this thought has always resided in the back of my mind. – Koichi Tanaka

160225. The tenacious character I’ve possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice. – Koichi Tanaka

160226. The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned for its tradition of practical studies. – Koichi Tanaka

160227. Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure. – Koichi Tanaka

160228. In 1978, I entered Tohoku University, into the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology. – Koichi Tanaka

160229. I cannot say that I was a particularly diligent student, especially during the lower grades. – Koichi Tanaka

160230. However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day. – Koichi Tanaka

160231. My grandmother valued even the smallest of things. – Koichi Tanaka

160232. From my father, I learned the importance of working sincerely at things to which I had committed myself, and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress. – Koichi Tanaka

160233. In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force. – Koichi Tanaka

160234. We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there’s nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for. – Tom Tancredo

160235. They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country. – Tom Tancredo

160236. You know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Conservative, I voted for George Bush. – Tom Tancredo

160237. This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart. – Tom Tancredo

160238. To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don’t control our own borders. – Tom Tancredo

160239. We can control our borders, we just choose not too. – Tom Tancredo

160240. We have terrorists coming into the country both through our Northern and Southern borders. – Tom Tancredo

160241. We have to implant democracies where there are now dictatorships. – Tom Tancredo

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160242. You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it. – Tom Tancredo

160243. Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries. – Tom Tancredo

160244. The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that’s the punishment, deportation. – Tom Tancredo

160245. We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It’s in Afghanistan, it’s in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it’s in the United States. – Tom Tancredo

160246. He can fight terrorists overseas, but he leaves our borders so they can come in here and do their thing. – Tom Tancredo

160247. The issue of remittances where we have millions of Mexicans working in the United States sending back dollars. He said they send back 10 billion dollars a year. – Tom Tancredo

160248. The right to kill another person is not a right that I would agree with and support. – Tom Tancredo

160249. Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don’t enforce it. – Tom Tancredo

160250. I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours. – Tom Tancredo

160251. If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against people who are hiring people who are here illegally, we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem. – Tom Tancredo

160252. In fact, the place where we have indicted more terrorists or potential terrorists, is our Northern border. – Tom Tancredo

160253. Now how many people in their heart of hearts in that community want to see the demise of this country? How many would cheer, not out loud maybe, but in their heart when things like 9/11 occur and I’ll tell you; it’s a majority among them. – Tom Tancredo

160254. The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters. – Tom Tancredo

160255. The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency. – Tom Tancredo

160256. Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it’s terrible politics. It’s a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law. – Tom Tancredo

160257. When he’s late for dinner, I know he’s either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it’s the street. – Jessica Tandy

160258. You are richer for doing things. – Jessica Tandy

160259. In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society. – Kenzo Tange

160260. Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself. – Kenzo Tange

160261. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. – Kenzo Tange

160262. Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical. – Kenzo Tange

160263. I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter. – Kenzo Tange

160264. Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long. – Kenzo Tange

160265. Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future. – Kenzo Tange

160266. I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission… (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning. – Kenzo Tange

160267. Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society. – Kenzo Tange

160268. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. – Yves Tanguy

160269. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work. – Yves Tanguy

160270. I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. – Yves Tanguy

160271. The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand. – Yves Tanguy

160272. When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone. – Yoshio Taniguchi

160273. Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. – Yoshio Taniguchi

160274. When a project has an ample budget, I am interested now in using bigger units of materials. – Yoshio Taniguchi

160275. Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. – Junichiro Tanizaki

160276. We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides. – Junichiro Tanizaki

160277. I’m not comfortable with just entertaining. Although I like entertaining, I also like bringing forward the truth of our times as minstrels used to in the old days. – Serj Tankian

160278. Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive. – Serj Tankian

160279. We first fought… in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. – Serj Tankian

160280. We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. – Serj Tankian

160281. The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985. – Serj Tankian

160282. It’s probably a combination of personal and non-personal matters that have led us to where we are musically. – Serj Tankian

160283. Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace. – Serj Tankian

160284. I’d rather let the music speak for itself. – Serj Tankian

160285. People think our music’s very aggressive or angry or whatever, and it’s just the opposite, really… I like laughing. And I like being really calm before a show, and smiley. – Serj Tankian

160286. We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups. – Deborah Tannen

160287. We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. – Deborah Tannen

160288. The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship. – Deborah Tannen

160289. Relationships are made of talk – and talk is for girls and women. – Deborah Tannen

160290. For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships. – Deborah Tannen

160291. Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other’s. – Deborah Tannen

160292. Each person’s life is lived as a series of conversations. – Deborah Tannen

160293. Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone. – Deborah Tannen

160294. You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather. – Chuck Tanner

160295. I don’t think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he’s been given. – Chuck Tanner

160296. If you don’t like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don’t like baseball. – Chuck Tanner

160297. It’s hard to win a pennant, but it’s harder to lose one. – Chuck Tanner

160298. There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience. – Chuck Tanner

160299. What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season – and a season is a long time. – Chuck Tanner

160300. Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger. – Chuck Tanner

160301. Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160302. The physical characteristics of the child Jesus will always remain a point of discussion. No artist has ever produced a type, nor ever will, that has in it all that the varying minds of all time will acknowledge as complete. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160303. My efforts have been to not only put the Biblical incident in the original setting, but at the same time give the human touch which makes the whole world kin and which ever remains the same. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160304. My effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident in the original setting… but at the same time give the human touch to convey to my public the reverence and elevation these subjects impart to me. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160305. It seemed to me that this might be a great pageant, which would give a chance for a very interesting picture. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160306. I will preach with my brush. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160307. I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160308. Get it – get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160309. I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage – though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

160310. Most people here agree that the rhetoric got overblown on both sides of the Atlantic before the Iraq war, and it was a disagreement among friends over the timing, not the substance, of the Iraq war. – John S. Tanner

160311. Social Security faces financial problems down the road because of demographics. – John S. Tanner

160312. The prisoners eyed the clothes some time, and laughed a good deal among themselves before they put them on. – Lewis Tappan

160313. The Anti-Slavery public have generously responded to our appeal, and sent the means to enable us to fit them out well, to pay their passages, supply them with many useful articles and give the Missionaries money to sustain themselves for a while. – Lewis Tappan

160314. You may imagine the joy manifested by these poor Africans, when they heard one of their own color address them in a friendly manner, and in a language they could comprehend! – Lewis Tappan

160315. We will persevere, come life or death. – Lewis Tappan

160316. They said their sufferings were great on the passage, and several of their number had died. – Lewis Tappan

160317. They have a fine breeze and are now we hope, well on their way. – Lewis Tappan

160318. These meetings all have excited great attention, and have been of an exceedingly interesting character. – Lewis Tappan

160319. There is too much theology in the Church now, and too little of the Gospel. – Lewis Tappan

160320. The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated. – Lewis Tappan

160321. The African prisoners are orderly and peaceable among themselves. – Lewis Tappan

160322. One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics. – Lewis Tappan

160323. Most of the prisoners told the interpreter that they are from Mandingo. – Lewis Tappan

160324. Indeed, the whole company, although thin in flesh, and generally of slight forms, and limbs, especially, are as good looking and intelligent a body of men as we usually meet with. – Lewis Tappan

160325. If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom, you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement, do something that everybody will notice. – Lewis Tappan

160326. The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa. – Lewis Tappan

160327. If any fall by the hand of violence, others will continue the blessed work. – Lewis Tappan

160328. Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse. – Daniel Taradash

160329. I wasn’t trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie. – Quentin Tarantino

160330. If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn’t be writing screenplays. I’d be writing novels. – Quentin Tarantino

160331. I’ve always wanted to work with Warren Beatty. – Quentin Tarantino

160332. I’ve always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced. – Quentin Tarantino

160333. I’m very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I’ve never really considered myself a writer. – Quentin Tarantino

160334. I’m not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. – Quentin Tarantino

160335. I’m a historian in my own mind. – Quentin Tarantino

160336. It’s a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody’s arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere. – Quentin Tarantino

160337. When I’m writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I’m doing it, as I’m writing it. – Quentin Tarantino

160338. Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that’s what I’m trying to do. – Quentin Tarantino

160339. I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue. – Quentin Tarantino

160340. I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. – Quentin Tarantino

160341. I’m a big collector of vinyl – I have a record room in my house – and I’ve always had a huge soundtrack album collection. – Quentin Tarantino

160342. It’s very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back. – Quentin Tarantino

160343. Movies are not about the weekend that they’re released, and in the grand scheme of things, that’s probably the most unimportant time of a film’s life. – Quentin Tarantino

160344. My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid. – Quentin Tarantino

160345. My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy. – Quentin Tarantino

160346. I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on. – Quentin Tarantino

160347. Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I’d probably make it for $3 million now so I’d have more breathing room. – Quentin Tarantino

160348. Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns. – Quentin Tarantino

160349. Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can’t even feign interest. – Quentin Tarantino

160350. The good ideas will survive. – Quentin Tarantino

160351. To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper. – Quentin Tarantino

160352. To me, America is just another market. – Quentin Tarantino

160353. To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence. – Quentin Tarantino

160354. Violence is one of the most fun things to watch. – Quentin Tarantino

160355. I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do. – Quentin Tarantino

160356. My parents said, Oh, he’s going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor. – Quentin Tarantino

160357. Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing. – Quentin Tarantino

160358. I steal from every movie ever made. – Quentin Tarantino

160359. I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie. – Quentin Tarantino

160360. I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie. – Quentin Tarantino

160361. I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema. – Quentin Tarantino

160362. I don’t think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all. – Quentin Tarantino

160363. I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience. – Quentin Tarantino

160364. I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything. – Quentin Tarantino

160365. I want do a Mandarin language movie. It’ll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next. – Quentin Tarantino

160366. I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling. – Quentin Tarantino

160367. Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. – Quentin Tarantino

160368. As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed. – Quentin Tarantino

160369. A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here. – Quentin Tarantino

160370. I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home. – Quentin Tarantino

160371. I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning. – Quentin Tarantino

160372. A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it. – Ida Tarbell

160373. Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists – with it all things are possible. – Ida Tarbell

160374. The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me. – Ida Tarbell

160375. There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral. – Ida Tarbell

160376. The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition. – Ida Tarbell

160377. If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. – Fran Tarkenton

160378. There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink. – Booth Tarkington

160379. Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. – Booth Tarkington

160380. Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium. – Booth Tarkington

160381. So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. – Booth Tarkington

160382. An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. – Booth Tarkington

160383. He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her – especially if that is what she desires. – Booth Tarkington

160384. Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. – Booth Tarkington

160385. Storytelling and elegant style don’t always go hand in hand. – Donna Tartt

160386. But it’s for every writer to decide his own pace, and the pace varies with the writer and the work. – Donna Tartt

160387. Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that’s a hard lesson of reality. – Donna Tartt

160388. So I’m not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter. – Donna Tartt

160389. Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one’s range as a writer, one’s technical command, so I consider the time well-spent. – Donna Tartt

160390. On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to – I mean, writing is a lonely business. – Donna Tartt

160391. The books I loved in childhood – the first loves – I’ve read so often that I’ve internalized them in some really essential way: they are more inside me now than out. – Donna Tartt

160392. My novels aren’t really generated by a single conceptual spark; it’s more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time. – Donna Tartt

160393. When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain. – Donna Tartt

160394. I’d rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones. – Donna Tartt

160395. Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device. – Donna Tartt

160396. Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite like the aunts in the book, but I definitely do have a couple of them, and a couple of old aunties. – Donna Tartt

160397. To really be centered and to really work well and to think about the kinds of things that I need to think about, I need to spend large amounts of time alone. – Donna Tartt

160398. There’s an expectation these days that novels – like any other consumer product – should be made on a production line, with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years. – Donna Tartt

160399. The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn’t. But style is at least partly a learned thing: one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice – by work. – Donna Tartt

160400. The novel is about five students of classics who are studying with a classics professor, and they take the ideas of the things that they’re learning from him a bit too seriously, with terrible consequences. – Donna Tartt

160401. The Little Friend is a long book. It’s also completely different from my first novel: different landscape, different characters, different use of language and diction, different approach to story. – Donna Tartt

160402. You are – all your experience just kind of accumulates, and the novel takes a richness of its own simply because it has the weight of all those years that one’s put into it. – Donna Tartt

160403. The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up. – Donna Tartt

160404. Children have very sharp powers of observation – probably sharper than adults – yet at the same time their emotional reactions are murky and much more primitive. – Donna Tartt

160405. But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know. – Donna Tartt

160406. Children – if you think back really what it was like to be a child and what it was like to know other children – children lie all the time. – Donna Tartt

160407. Character, to me, is the life’s blood of fiction. – Donna Tartt

160408. I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive. – Donna Tartt

160409. I’ve written only two novels, but they’re both long ones, and they each took a decade to write. – Donna Tartt

160410. Everything takes me longer than I expect. It’s the sad truth about life. – Donna Tartt

160411. Children love secret club houses. They love secrecy even when there’s no need for secrecy. – Donna Tartt

160412. I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for. – Donna Tartt

160413. Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel. – Donna Tartt

160414. I really do work in solitude. – Donna Tartt

160415. I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that’s not really there. – Donna Tartt

160416. I think it’s hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence. – Donna Tartt

160417. I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. – Donna Tartt

160418. I’m not sure whay I’ve been drawn to this subject, except that murder is a subject that has always drawn people for as long as people have been telling stories. – Donna Tartt

160419. In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist over an extended period of time, it has to deal with questions that you find very important, that you’re trying to work out. – Donna Tartt

160420. It’s hard for me to show work while I’m writing, because other people’s comments will influence what happens. – Donna Tartt

160421. That was the big secret. Walt would do things over and over again, with no regard to money, to get things perfect. – Frank Tashlin

160422. I got into a fight with Walt Disney: I always pick the wrong people to fight with. – Frank Tashlin

160423. There’s always been some moron-who usually went by the name of ‘producer’ – who would have to justify his existence, and interfere. – Frank Tashlin

160424. Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart! – Torquato Tasso

160425. Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door. – Torquato Tasso

160426. Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green. – Torquato Tasso

160427. Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing. – Torquato Tasso

160428. None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet. – Torquato Tasso

160429. The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. – Torquato Tasso

160430. True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. – Torquato Tasso

160431. It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. – Torquato Tasso

160432. Any time not spent on love is wasted. – Torquato Tasso

160433. Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment. – Allen Tate

160434. Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values. – Allen Tate

160435. Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results. – Allen Tate

160436. Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation. – Allen Tate

160437. Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history. – Allen Tate

160438. We know the particular poem, not what it says that we can restate. – Allen Tate

160439. Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them. – Allen Tate

160440. In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem. – Allen Tate

160441. There is probably nothing wrong with art for art’s sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago. – Allen Tate

160442. How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry. – Allen Tate

160443. I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it. – Allen Tate

160444. Men expect too much, do too little. – Allen Tate

160445. So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman. – Allen Tate

160446. The innocent mansion of a panther’s heart! – Allen Tate

160447. The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace. – Allen Tate

160448. The Spring I seek is in a new face only. – Allen Tate

160449. For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from. – Allen Tate

160450. Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama. – Allen Tate

160451. Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form. – Allen Tate

160452. But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age. – Allen Tate

160453. At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance – In killing there is more than commentary. – Allen Tate

160454. According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for. – Allen Tate

160455. A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all. – Allen Tate

160456. I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure. – Allen Tate

160457. The only real evidence that any critic may bring before his gaze is the finished poem. – Allen Tate

160458. What is the poem, after it is written? That is the question. Not where it came from or why. – Allen Tate

160459. The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet. – Jeffrey Tate

160460. Friendship’s the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial. – Nahum Tate

160461. Everything that’s realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. – Sharon Tate

160462. I don’t fool myself. I can’t see myself doing Shakespeare. – Sharon Tate

160463. I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world… looking at everything through rose-colored glasses. I probably always will, to a certain extent. – Sharon Tate

160464. I guess I’m too outspoken. – Sharon Tate

160465. On TV, the children can watch people murdering each other, which is a very unnatural thing, but they can’t watch two people in the very natural process of making love. Now, really, that doesn’t make any sense, does it? – Sharon Tate

160466. Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn’t obvious… at least to me. – Sharon Tate

160467. My whole life has been decided by fate. – Sharon Tate

160468. I honestly don’t understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It’s silly. – Sharon Tate

160469. We have a good arrangement. Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him. – Sharon Tate

160470. I don’t think I’m ready for New York. – Art Tatum

160471. Look, you come in here tomorrow, and anything you do with your right hand I’ll do with my left. – Art Tatum

160472. There is no such thing as a wrong note. – Art Tatum

160473. My parents couldn’t handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn’t resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily. – Channing Tatum

160474. Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger. – Channing Tatum

160475. I’ve always had way too much energy so I’m always looking for new things to do to channel that energy. – Channing Tatum

160476. I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug “Want to kill ya” song, I’m ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I’m very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. – Channing Tatum

160477. I’m not pretty. The truth is I didn’t think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself ‘Jesus Christ. I can’t do this. I don’t look anything like these guys’. – Channing Tatum

160478. I used to work at a puppy nursery. – Channing Tatum

160479. Someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously and can be a goofball. Because everyone’s a nerd inside, I don’t care how cool you are. – Channing Tatum

160480. I don’t know if I’m very complicated at all. I wish I was. I wish I was one of these deep, intricate people. But I just love having fun really. – Channing Tatum

160481. I did not go to military school. I had an option either a military school or a private school. I don’t know how to get that out of the information that’s out there. – Channing Tatum

160482. Girls were always my biggest distraction in school. – Channing Tatum

160483. I think all jocks have a sensitive side. It’s just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don’t know if it’s best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you’re actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear. – Channing Tatum

160484. I sort of became infatuated with soldiers. I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow. – Channing Tatum

160485. As has repeatedly been stated, the underlying hypothesis, which in a number of cases has been supported by direct experimental evidence, is that each gene controls the production, function, and specificity of a particular enzyme. – Edward Lawrie Tatum

160486. In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains. – Edward Lawrie Tatum

160487. That the primary effect of gene mutation may be as simple as the substitution of a single amino acid by another and may lead to profound secondary changes in protein structure and properties has recently been strongly indicated by the work of Ingram on hemoglobin. – Edward Lawrie Tatum

160488. Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture, and is in itself ennobling. – Henry Taube

160489. The benefits of science are not to be reckoned only in terms of the physical. – Henry Taube

160490. My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer between metal complexes became active only after I came to the University of Chicago in 1946. – Henry Taube

160491. This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards. So too is the approval of our work by our peers. – Henry Taube

160492. And as we continue to improve our understanding of the basic science on which applications increasingly depend, material benefits of this and other kinds are secured for the future. – Henry Taube

160493. God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world. – A. Alfred Taubman

160494. Judge yourself; if you do that you will not be judged by God, as St. Paul says. But it must be a real sense of your own sinfulness, not an artificial humility. – Johannes Tauler

160495. Every one should find some suitable time, day or night, to sink into his depths, each according to his own fashion. Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer. – Johannes Tauler

160496. Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul. – Johannes Tauler

160497. God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own. – Johannes Tauler

160498. God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received. – Johannes Tauler

160499. If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine. – Johannes Tauler

160500. If you fall seventy times a day, rise seventy times and return to God so that you will not fall too often. – Johannes Tauler

160501. In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen! – Johannes Tauler

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160502. In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature. – Johannes Tauler

160503. Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us. – Johannes Tauler

160504. Let God and all his creation teach you what your sins are. – Johannes Tauler

160505. Man must do his part and detach himself from created things. – Johannes Tauler

160506. Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied. Other guests are there, and He has to turn away. He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things; therefore, His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly, must remain outside. – Johannes Tauler

160507. Rid yourself of anything that is not directed toward God. – Johannes Tauler

160508. Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually… even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit. – Johannes Tauler

160509. Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us, do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves, they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin. – Johannes Tauler

160510. The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit, surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive. – Johannes Tauler

160511. To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself. – Johannes Tauler

160512. What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God. – Johannes Tauler

160513. You don’t have to leave the world to be holy and grow closer to the Holy One. – Johannes Tauler

160514. You have within you many strong and cruel enemies to overcome. You must know that there are still a thousand ties which you must break. No one can tell you what they are; only you can tell by looking at yourself and into your heart. – Johannes Tauler

160515. Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself! – Johannes Tauler

160516. In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned, not yours. Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing. – Johannes Tauler

160517. Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam. – Johannes Tauler

160518. Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. – Johannes Tauler

160519. Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century If ye keep watch over your hearts, and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him, in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye could learn from Man in a thousand years. – Johannes Tauler

160520. As a good wine must be kept in a good cask, so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a well-appointed inner ground. – Johannes Tauler

160521. A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises. – Johannes Tauler

160522. We may have limped onto Broadway as the underdogs, but underdogs bite back occasionally. – Bernie Taupin

160523. Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability. – Ellen Tauscher

160524. After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream. – Ellen Tauscher

160525. As co-chair of the Iraqi Women’s Caucus in the House, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly. – Ellen Tauscher

160526. Getting our military back on stable footing won’t happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce. – Ellen Tauscher

160527. Hurricane Katrina, coupled with Hurricane Rita, which came promptly on Katrina’s heels, claimed more than 1,200 American lives. Together, they caused more than $200 billion in damage. – Ellen Tauscher

160528. I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug. – Ellen Tauscher

160529. If a budget is designed to show our values, it’s clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America’s hard-working, tax-paying middle class. – Ellen Tauscher

160530. Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief. – Ellen Tauscher

160531. An overstretched military undermines homeland security and our ability to meet threats around the world. – Ellen Tauscher

160532. President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal. – Ellen Tauscher

160533. Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today’s legislation and America’s middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly. – Ellen Tauscher

160534. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. – Ellen Tauscher

160535. The government’s Small Business Administration reports that small businesses represent 99% of all employers in the U.S. and are responsible for generating well over half of new jobs created. – Ellen Tauscher

160536. The President today once again took the opportunity to reiterate his old, failed national security strategies and present them to the American people as new, dynamic ideas intended to better protect the American people. – Ellen Tauscher

160537. Today’s tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans’ fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America’s middle class, students, and working families. – Ellen Tauscher

160538. We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we’ll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won’t necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans. – Ellen Tauscher

160539. My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. – Ellen Tauscher

160540. At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control. – Ellen Tauscher

160541. Learn to listen with your fingers. – Helen B. Taussig

160542. After each experience, you grow up, you get enriched with something, and you don’t know how you’re going to be in six months, you don’t know what you’re going to want, what you’re going to need. – Audrey Tautou

160543. I never want to do the same things twice. I like surprises. – Audrey Tautou

160544. I wouldn’t mind being in an American film for a laugh, but I certainly don’t want to be in Thingy Blah Blah 3, if you know what I mean. – Audrey Tautou

160545. I’m not sure I’m quite ready to have someone be a prospector of jobs for me, because I believe there’s some kind of destiny involved with meeting people… some things are just meant to happen. – Audrey Tautou

160546. In France we have a law which doesn’t allow the press to publish a photo that you didn’t approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. – Audrey Tautou

160547. People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you. In New York, they are very polite, with quick words, so it’s great. – Audrey Tautou

160548. I don’t know where I’m going to be in three years. Because I have the feeling that the future is so full of possibilities, to stop being an actress, to do something else… for me, the future is just a huge bunch of discoveries. – Audrey Tautou

160549. The question is what I wanted to do with the new life God has given me. This is the mission I want to take on. – Billy Tauzin

160550. You probably have to have redundant levee systems with canals in between them, like the Dutch have, to make sure that incoming water is channeled off to areas where you deal with it rather than have it drown you. – Billy Tauzin

160551. The timing was terrible, and having one disaster after another didn’t help. I think the pictures on television of the way in which the disaster was handled also helped to turn off the public and Congress. – Billy Tauzin

160552. The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area. – Billy Tauzin

160553. Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims. – Billy Tauzin

160554. Invite the best and brightest to compete for a grand prize to come up with designs, including new zoning, building codes and so forth, for New Orleans that could make it safe from water, and let the state and city pick the plan that works best for Louisiana. – Billy Tauzin

160555. I was treated with a miracle drug, just like Lance Armstrong. – Billy Tauzin

160556. And if citizens of New Orleans who are really contemplating coming back heard that we’re really intent upon making the place secure again – regardless of whether the levees held or not – then I think a rebuilding process would really take shape. – Billy Tauzin

160557. I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion. – Billy Tauzin

160558. Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to. – Billy Tauzin

160559. I think the industry finally gets it. They’ve lost the connection with the American public, and they’ve got to rebuild the trust with the American public. – Billy Tauzin

160560. New Orleans has to learn to live with water rather than in fear of water, and we need a master plan that shows us how to do this. It’s so critical that we send a signal to everyone in the country that we’re serious about rebuilding New Orleans. – Billy Tauzin

160561. Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness. – A. J. P. Taylor

160562. In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power. – A. J. P. Taylor

160563. He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. – A. J. P. Taylor

160564. A racing tipster who only reached Hitler’s level of accuracy would not do well for his clients. – A. J. P. Taylor

160565. A master of improvised speech and improvised policies. – A. J. P. Taylor

160566. No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. – A. J. P. Taylor

160567. Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. – A. J. P. Taylor

160568. Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism ‘inevitably’ caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914. – A. J. P. Taylor

160569. Nothing is inevitable until it happens. – A. J. P. Taylor

160570. Psychoanalysts believe that the only ‘normal’ people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else. – A. J. P. Taylor

160571. The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism. – A. J. P. Taylor

160572. The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight. – A. J. P. Taylor

160573. The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. – A. J. P. Taylor

160574. There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment – and nothing more corrupting. – A. J. P. Taylor

160575. No war is inevitable until it breaks out. – A. J. P. Taylor

160576. Those were the days, you know. It’s an English thing; as soon as it’s gets to 6 pm, you have to go and have a drink. We used to stick to that religiously. – Andy Taylor

160577. Melodic songs that people can relate to has always been our thing. – Andy Taylor

160578. We play a long show, and you can’t beat yourself up too much over it, as physically you just kill yourself. It was always good fun on the road and it still is. – Andy Taylor

160579. We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums. If we do something that’s cool, people will listen to it. If we don’t, we would be selling people short. – Andy Taylor

160580. We felt if we didn’t have new material in us and we didn’t have a real reason to exist, then we probably wouldn’t have done an 80’s revival thing. We are very conscious about the fact that’s what we are as a bunch of people. – Andy Taylor

160581. To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn’t have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well. – Andy Taylor

160582. This is a very screwed-up business. Record labels don’t sign a lot of bands these days. We just want to find a home and stay there and make records and do our thing and not have to look over our shoulder. – Andy Taylor

160583. The thing about Duran… that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life. – Andy Taylor

160584. We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact we are playing live again. It really does sound great. – Andy Taylor

160585. Music is escapism, it’s entertainment. – Andy Taylor

160586. The great thing about the Internet is that it allows people to find and consume music. – Andy Taylor

160587. It was mind-blowing. It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets. It’s great to have your band back and working and playing again, people have been so generous. – Andy Taylor

160588. If you were looking at where you would like your career to go, then you would have to cherry pick The Stones. People love coming to see them. They are it, they are the most definitive rock n roll band ever. – Andy Taylor

160589. I don’t think you need a record deal to write songs. You don’t need any other reason than you want to do it. It’s a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible. – Andy Taylor

160590. I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was! – Andy Taylor

160591. From doing Power Station, it was like, it’s the same guys, but it doesn’t sound like them. When we were in Duran, the labels and management wanted more Duran stuff so they could sell it. – Andy Taylor

160592. We didn’t just want to go out and do that whole greatest hits thing. – Andy Taylor

160593. The five of us don’t know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess. – Andy Taylor

160594. Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren’t expecting it. – Andy Taylor

160595. When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin, you don’t have any real responsibility aside from making sure you get there and play. And there’s usually someone there to help you do that! – Andy Taylor

160596. When you don’t have a record label and you have been on your own as we have, you can look at all these other ways you can get in touch with other people and get music out there again. – Andy Taylor

160597. When you have such a huge past, a big background as we have, you can play off that – a lot of people do. But we felt we wouldn’t have a legitimate future unless we put something new together. – Andy Taylor

160598. You can’t do some of the things you used to do. I suppose you have to go at a gentler pace. I mean, God help us, you can’t sit at home being a Vicar or anything. – Andy Taylor

160599. You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation. – Andy Taylor

160600. We were very young in Duran, and to get pushed in a corner can be very difficult to get out of. – Andy Taylor

160601. The loving are the daring. – Bayard Taylor

160602. The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring. – Bayard Taylor

160603. Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give; when to this truth you waken then you begin to live. – Bayard Taylor

160604. To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra. – Cecil Taylor

160605. I discovered very early that it wasn’t quite enough for me to imitate people. – Cecil Taylor

160606. I understand about the relative strengths of people, and I don’t think people have to be anything. They can be nothin’ if they want to be. – Cecil Taylor

160607. If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process. – Cecil Taylor

160608. Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through. – Cecil Taylor

160609. The quality of life, values that go down to doin’ that, that’s the issue. – Cecil Taylor

160610. You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you’re really interested in it. – Cecil Taylor

160611. My family’s always been really funny. I feel like comedy’s hard. I feel like it’s so important. – Christine Taylor

160612. I looked like an alien, and in front of the most beautiful people on TV. – Christine Taylor

160613. I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions. – Elizabeth Taylor

160614. Big girls need big diamonds. – Elizabeth Taylor

160615. Everything makes me nervous – except making films. – Elizabeth Taylor

160616. I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it. – Elizabeth Taylor

160617. I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too – for being married so many times. – Elizabeth Taylor

160618. I don’t pretend to be an ordinary housewife. – Elizabeth Taylor

160619. I don’t think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I’m not sure he even knows how to spell Aids. – Elizabeth Taylor

160620. I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them. – Elizabeth Taylor

160621. I haven’t read any of the autobiographies about me. – Elizabeth Taylor

160622. It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. – Elizabeth Taylor

160623. Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. – Elizabeth Taylor

160624. Success is a great deodorant. – Elizabeth Taylor

160625. The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues. – Elizabeth Taylor

160626. I fell off my pink cloud with a thud. – Elizabeth Taylor

160627. When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow. – Elizabeth Taylor

160628. You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. – Elizabeth Taylor

160629. People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz. – Elizabeth Taylor

160630. My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. – Elizabeth Taylor

160631. So much to do, so little done, such things to be. – Elizabeth Taylor

160632. It’s not the having, it’s the getting. – Elizabeth Taylor

160633. If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down. – Elizabeth Taylor

160634. I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim? – Elizabeth Taylor

160635. I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage. – Elizabeth Taylor

160636. I’ve always admitted that I’m ruled by my passions. – Elizabeth Taylor

160637. I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive. – Elizabeth Taylor

160638. I think I’m finally growing up – and about time. – Elizabeth Taylor

160639. I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes. – Elizabeth Taylor

160640. I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. – Elizabeth Taylor

160641. I really don’t remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on. – Elizabeth Taylor

160642. Marriage is a great institution. – Elizabeth Taylor

160643. I am not in the habit of taking baritones to supper. – Eric Taylor

160644. In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first… The first object of any good system must be that of developing first class men. – Frederick W. Taylor

160645. Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace. – Frederick W. Taylor

160646. It’s the only way we can lose, irrespective of the result. – Graham Taylor

160647. Very few of us have any idea whatsoever of what life is like living in a goldfish bowl, except, of course, for those of us who are goldfish. – Graham Taylor

160648. Shearer could be at 100 per cent fitness, but not peak fitness. – Graham Taylor

160649. In football, time and space are the same thing. – Graham Taylor

160650. To be really happy, we must throw our hearts over the bar and hope that our bodies will follow. – Graham Taylor

160651. We want to take care of our employees, because they take care of our family. – Harold Taylor

160652. The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. – Harold Taylor

160653. Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision. – Harold Taylor

160654. Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others. – Henry Taylor

160655. He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice. – Henry Taylor

160656. No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren. – Henry Taylor

160657. Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen. – Henry Taylor

160658. The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry. – Henry Taylor

160659. The world knows nothing of its greatest men. – Henry Taylor

160660. Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. – Henry Taylor

160661. That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind. – James Taylor

160662. Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely. – James Taylor

160663. People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down. – James Taylor

160664. Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand. – James Taylor

160665. Somehow it helps just to take something that’s internal and externalize it, to see it in front of you. – James Taylor

160666. Music is like a huge release of tension. – James Taylor

160667. The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. – James Taylor

160668. There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done. – James Taylor

160669. Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time. – James Taylor

160670. We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow. – James Taylor

160671. When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity. – James Taylor

160672. Knowing when to quit is probably a very important thing, but I just am not ready. – James Taylor

160673. Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for. – James Taylor

160674. You have to choose whether to love yourself or not. – James Taylor

160675. I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. – James Taylor

160676. Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place. To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release. – James Taylor

160677. Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not. – James Taylor

160678. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball! – James Taylor

160679. I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music. – James Taylor

160680. I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others. – James Taylor

160681. I can take criticisms but not compliments. – James Taylor

160682. I don’t know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well. – James Taylor

160683. I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself. – James Taylor

160684. I don’t think anyone really says anything new. – James Taylor

160685. I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness, and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else. – James Taylor

160686. I am myself for a living. I don’t animate a character. – James Taylor

160687. It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure. – James Taylor

160688. If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you. – James Taylor

160689. It’s hard to find a way forward. When you’re 18 it happens in huge chunks every day, but after 20 years, growth is much more costly. – James Taylor

160690. It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn’t there before. – James Taylor

160691. I don’t take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent. – James Taylor

160692. If you’re an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It’s boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours. – James Taylor

160693. If you feel like singing along, don’t. – James Taylor

160694. If the gig’s going really well, I’m incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things. – James Taylor

160695. If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean. – James Taylor

160696. I’m very unstable; there’s no stability in a musician’s life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don’t know where your money’s coming from. – James Taylor

160697. I was in chemical jail. – James Taylor

160698. I was a functional addict. – James Taylor

160699. I think that we’re all totally isolated beings and always will be. – James Taylor

160700. It is a process of discovery. It’s being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way. – James Taylor

160701. Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother. – Jane Taylor

160702. Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do! – Jane Taylor

160703. Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth. – Jeremy Taylor

160704. He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together. – Jeremy Taylor

160705. Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. – Jeremy Taylor

160706. A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity. – Jeremy Taylor

160707. A religion without mystery must be a religion without God. – Jeremy Taylor

160708. Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. – Jeremy Taylor

160709. Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. – Jeremy Taylor

160710. Dive on them and squash them if you must. – Jeremy Taylor

160711. God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends. – Jeremy Taylor

160712. He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine. – Jeremy Taylor

160713. He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows. – Jeremy Taylor

160714. He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason. – Jeremy Taylor

160715. If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous. – Jeremy Taylor

160716. To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance. – Jeremy Taylor

160717. When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying. – Jeremy Taylor

160718. Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward. – Jeremy Taylor

160719. Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it. – Jeremy Taylor

160720. It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not. – Jeremy Taylor

160721. The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge. – Jeremy Taylor

160722. No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition. – Jeremy Taylor

160723. Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous. – Jeremy Taylor

160724. Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend. – Jeremy Taylor

160725. Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. – Jeremy Taylor

160726. Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. – Jeremy Taylor

160727. Love is friendship set on fire. – Jeremy Taylor

160728. Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them. – Laurette Taylor

160729. Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept. – Laurette Taylor

160730. I don’t live that life anymore, it’s as simple as that. – Lawrence Taylor

160731. Hopefully the new breed of kids won’t have to go through that hard lesson – my kids, my grandkids, my fans’ kids, hopefully they won’t have to go through it. – Lawrence Taylor

160732. He’s a cocky sumbitch. That’s what makes him such a great player. – Lawrence Taylor

160733. Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore. – Lawrence Taylor

160734. First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned. – Lawrence Taylor

160735. But every day I tell my story, and be comfortable with my story and be comfortable with what I’ve done, and what I did, and how I am today, it lessens the likelihood it will ever happen. – Lawrence Taylor

160736. And I tell ya, when I sit in that sound booth and started reading the script and starting to get into the character, man, it’s an easy jump for me, because I understand what it’s all about. – Lawrence Taylor

160737. And once you cross over into that world, no matter how strong you are, you have to pay the price. – Lawrence Taylor

160738. I guess another message I’d like to say with this book is no matter how many times you fail… I failed a lot of times trying to get clean, and never thought I’d get to this point. – Lawrence Taylor

160739. People get hurt all the time in the game of football, it’s part of what we do. – Lawrence Taylor

160740. As players, we always have a way to get back at you. – Lawrence Taylor

160741. Most of the games don’t let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I’ve been watching these girls. – Lawrence Taylor

160742. You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity. – Lawrence Taylor

160743. You can take a substance that works in your system, but then you take this over here that’s not banned, and this over here that’s not banned, but if you mix them together, you’ve got a banned substance in your system. – Lawrence Taylor

160744. Well, actually, I do the voiceover for Quentin Sands. – Lawrence Taylor

160745. They would almost throw the cops in jail when they tried to arrest me. – Lawrence Taylor

160746. There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don’t even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out. – Lawrence Taylor

160747. The NFL, and I’ve played a lot of years for them, and they have a lot of restrictions on their players, they have restrictions on their licensees, they have restrictions on everything. – Lawrence Taylor

160748. LT was just a wilder person. I don’t go that route no more. – Lawrence Taylor

160749. Steroids are for guys who want to cheat opponents. – Lawrence Taylor

160750. I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life. – Lawrence Taylor

160751. You can’t tell them anything, but hopefully they will learn from the example and won’t have to go through it. – Lawrence Taylor

160752. In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to. – Lawrence Taylor

160753. If they play dirty, then you play dirty. – Lawrence Taylor

160754. If I’m going to break them, I’m going to break them both. – Lawrence Taylor

160755. I played one game, and one game played me. – Lawrence Taylor

160756. I like companies that try and break away from the norm. – Lawrence Taylor

160757. I have a whole different type of lifestyle. – Lawrence Taylor

160758. Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn’t change. It really puts the real in football. – Lawrence Taylor

160759. When it’s working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way – through whatever frees you up. – Lili Taylor

160760. I do believe there’s good in all of us, even if it’s layered over so thickly. – Lili Taylor

160761. I see my job as an actor to be as good a channel as I can be. Acting is a gift, and I have respect for it. – Lili Taylor

160762. I tried to do the commercial thing. But I don’t want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone’s throat. People are hungry for something of more substance. – Lili Taylor

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160763. If someone puts up $100 million on a movie, they’re gonna be concerned about whether they’ll get it back. So they’re not gonna make a movie about three girls, you know? – Lili Taylor

160764. It’s been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by. – Lili Taylor

160765. The weird thing about this business – and I’m sure this operates in many other things, but it’s very present and acute in this business – is that a lot of people don’t realize that they have power. Particularly actors. – Lili Taylor

160766. Cannes is a very strange place. I tried to show up as best I could and to try not to be cynical. – Lili Taylor

160767. I might go on discussing this subject at great length, but after all is said, done, and written, my own book of experiences will best show what these obstacles are, and how I managed to overcome them to some extent. – Major Taylor

160768. To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world. – Major Taylor

160769. An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons. – Major Taylor

160770. These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained. – Major Taylor

160771. As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years. – Major Taylor

160772. Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world’s greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show. – Major Taylor

160773. Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins. – Major Taylor

160774. I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life. – Major Taylor

160775. The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to center in their failure to concentrate on any particular objective long enough to obtain their maximum results. – Major Taylor

160776. I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing. – Major Taylor

160777. I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. – Major Taylor

160778. I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship. – Major Taylor

160779. There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color. – Major Taylor

160780. I would like to cite an instance which proves the efficacy of clean living on the part of an athlete coupled with the inspiration received from a champion which go a long way to making a champion. – Major Taylor

160781. In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail. – Major Taylor

160782. In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends. – Major Taylor

160783. Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion. – Major Taylor

160784. Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors. – Major Taylor

160785. I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering. – Major Taylor

160786. Here was this vast machinery of government and they didn’t know how it ran, where you put in the gas, where you put in the oil, where you turn the throttle. – Maxwell D. Taylor

160787. People want to see this America, this real America. – Michael Taylor

160788. We might say that the state is like an addictive drug: the more of it we have, the more we ‘need’ it and the more we come to ‘depend’ on it. – Michael Taylor

160789. For me Christianity is about the Kingdom, not about the Church: it has to do with human growth and development nor church growth and development. – Michael Taylor

160790. I got arrested for signing autographs. Signing a little girl’s autograph got me arrested. – Michael Taylor

160791. I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music. – Mick Taylor

160792. If you’ve been playing for a few years, especially in a group context, you’ll see if you have the ability or the passion to want to carry on. It’s something that you have to be dedicated to and you’ve got to love, no matter what happens. – Mick Taylor

160793. If it wasn’t for Mick, the group would’ve fallen apart a long time ago. – Mick Taylor

160794. I’ve written lots of songs on the piano. My mother had a piano and it was the first instrument I played. – Mick Taylor

160795. I’ve never stopped learning. – Mick Taylor

160796. I’m sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular. – Mick Taylor

160797. I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with. – Mick Taylor

160798. I suppose because I have a good ear, I could pick out harmonies and learn by ear. I still think that you have to have an ear for music to really be able to feel and understand what you’re playing. You can learn by watching and listening to other people. – Mick Taylor

160799. I play the piano a lot at home. I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage. I don’t think I’ll get the chance for a while. – Mick Taylor

160800. I have a really good band, and just returned from a short tour in California. It hasn’t always gone that well. – Mick Taylor

160801. I don’t know why, but I never felt I was gonna stay with the Stones forever, even right from the beginning. – Mick Taylor

160802. I do to keep things sounding fresh. Sometimes just changing the running order of the show is a good idea. – Mick Taylor

160803. I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters. – Mick Taylor

160804. I didn’t think of myself as a lead player, especially when we did live shows, because me and Keith used to switch around all the time. He’d take a lead, I’d play rhythm. Sometimes even within one song. It wasn’t strict and regimented. – Mick Taylor

160805. I certainly want to get back to the U.S. to play. It’s such a big country. I’ve always liked playing there, and enjoyed living there. I lived in New York, LA, and Florida. – Mick Taylor

160806. Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I’m always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female. – Mick Taylor

160807. Altamont… I remember all of that. That was an awful day. – Mick Taylor

160808. It’s not rubbish to say that I was a bit peeved about not getting credit for a couple of songs, but that wasn’t the whole reason. I guess I just felt like I had enough. I decided to leave and start a group with Jack Bruce. – Mick Taylor

160809. I never advise anyone to sacrifice something else because of music, but then I don’t see why they would have to anyway. – Mick Taylor

160810. What I’ve always lacked is a really strong band to back me up. – Mick Taylor

160811. It’s nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have. – Mick Taylor

160812. It’s sometimes impossible to fit in all the music we want to fit in, in an hour and 45 minute show. – Mick Taylor

160813. Maybe if I go far enough back into my ancestry, I have African roots or something. I’ve got no idea. – Mick Taylor

160814. The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired by American Rhythm and Blues. – Mick Taylor

160815. The Blues scene now is international. In the ’50s it was purely something that you would hear in black clubs, played by black musicians, especially in America. But from the ’60s onwards it changed. – Mick Taylor

160816. The most important thing is to follow your instinct and get involved with some friends who have similar tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do. – Mick Taylor

160817. The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It’s not really so much their musical ability, it’s just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique. – Mick Taylor

160818. The Stones don’t really need to do it for money, so they must get some kind of pleasure out of it. They’re not like a group that’s disbanded and gone away and made a comeback. They’ve always been there. – Mick Taylor

160819. These days there’s so much technology and ways you can learn. There are videos and CD roms. – Mick Taylor

160820. It’s frustrating actually, the time involved in getting something released these days. My new CD has actually been finished for a year. It’s only now that it’s being released. – Mick Taylor

160821. All my Doctor’s said I should become a model. – Niki Taylor

160822. I always hated my mole growing up. I even thought about having it removed. At the time I didn’t do it because I thought it would hurt, and now I’m glad I didn’t. – Niki Taylor

160823. Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion. – Niki Taylor

160824. I think I have enough tattoos for now. If I get any others, I’ll probably do my kids initials. – Niki Taylor

160825. I think spirituality is a good thing but I dislike any sort of dogmatic organization. – Noah Taylor

160826. I’ve always held to the belief, though, that people who do too much acting training always look like they’re acting, you know? – Noah Taylor

160827. It seems essential to try to find some meaning to life and I guess Jungian philosophy is the one that’s helped me understand myself and the world more than anything else. – Noah Taylor

160828. Italy is definitely where I feel most at home, or alternatively, living in total wilderness, in the bush in Australia. – Noah Taylor

160829. To me that’s what art is about – when you don’t really have any control over your desires to do it. – Noah Taylor

160830. But, I’m a big Johnny Cash and a big Lou Reed fan and a Fellini fan. – Noah Taylor

160831. By the end of it, you never know how it’s going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it’s a win-win situation. – Paul Taylor

160832. My sound is very smooth. Not to be to cliche, but really sensual and sultry. – Paul Taylor

160833. I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful! – Paul Taylor

160834. I want to build a studio in my backyard. The interest rates are low now, so who knows. – Paul Taylor

160835. I like to do cover songs if I really love them, I have to love the song first. – Paul Taylor

160836. I grew up in Denver, Colorado. After high school I went to Vegas. – Paul Taylor

160837. I don’t really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don’t live my life thinking about dance. – Paul Taylor

160838. A lot of people are doing something about their weight, but by their own reckoning, it isn’t enough to get the results they want. – Paul Taylor

160839. Now my main goal is my solo career, so I want to keep doing that. – Paul Taylor

160840. I know I can’t do everything myself. So I know I specialize in my melodies and I do some of my demo work. I pass it on to my producers who are much better at the production level. – Paul Taylor

160841. I get like a melody that comes up and I try to write it down or record it. Hum it into a tape recorder or write it down on some manuscript paper. It could happen at any time, on the road or off the road, but mostly, you know, at home. – Paul Taylor

160842. Because someone stole Gregory Peck’s star on Hollywood Blvd., I have hired a Brink’s guard to protect my star! – Rip Taylor

160843. Carrot Top… I gave him advice once and he ran with it. He should thank me. – Rip Taylor

160844. I have a new joke today. Martha Stewart’s on suicide watch. They had to unplug all of her ovens. – Rip Taylor

160845. I was supposed to be on the Tonight Show but I broke my shoulder instead. – Rip Taylor

160846. I went to see Harvey again in Fiddler. Harvey’s throat is getting better. – Rip Taylor

160847. I went to Sirius Satellite Radio and did my show, Rapping With Rip. – Rip Taylor

160848. I’ve created such a monster. – Rip Taylor

160849. Marty Richards is an angel on Earth. A producer that does what he says he’ll do. He helped me greatly. – Rip Taylor

160850. Red Skelton… I broke into tears when I met him. – Rip Taylor

160851. I’d much rather turn down a starring role in a bad picture and do a small role in a very good picture. – Rod Taylor

160852. When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building. – Rod Taylor

160853. To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling what you feel through yourself as a performer. – Rod Taylor

160854. To a large degree, those early lean days were self-imposed. – Rod Taylor

160855. The most important thing in my life is my work. – Rod Taylor

160856. In the beginning I had a real work problem. Every time I had job I had to convince the immigration authorities I was the only man for that job and get a special work permit until I went under contract to MGM. – Rod Taylor

160857. So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney, and that’s how it all started. – Rod Taylor

160858. When people think it’s successful, I’m grateful. When they don’t – OK, I’ll try again. – Rod Taylor

160859. I’m not doing my work for constant success. – Rod Taylor

160860. I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them. – Rod Taylor

160861. I worked at Mark Foy’s during the day and studied drama at night. – Rod Taylor

160862. I was one of the first of the uglies. Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter… were very pretty fellows, and that was the trend. I was one of the first of the uglies to get lucky. – Rod Taylor

160863. I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock’s 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me. – Rod Taylor

160864. I pray and try every day to be a better actor. – Rod Taylor

160865. I married at a tender age during my early stage and radio struggles. – Rod Taylor

160866. I did well as an actor in Australia, and then Paramount invited me over… to have a look at me. – Rod Taylor

160867. I am proud to be an actor. – Rod Taylor

160868. The fact that I’m going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I’m going to be successful at others. – Rod Taylor

160869. I wouldn’t dream of selling my work. I give them to friends, to charities. – Rod Taylor

160870. Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. – Rod Taylor

160871. Acting is something I love. – Rod Taylor

160872. Apart from being interested in a good role, I think it’s necessary to make up your mind as to whether it will make a movie that will entertain an audience all over the world and not just in your own backyard. – Rod Taylor

160873. Art doesn’t feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven’t worked for six months, I can’t paint. – Rod Taylor

160874. But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club. – Rod Taylor

160875. Acting doesn’t suffice. – Rod Taylor

160876. Dore Schary was then head of the studio and he wanted to change my name. – Rod Taylor

160877. Some people even went off to form another band, Power Station. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160878. Sometimes the problem is not the people in the band, but the people around the band. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160879. The bar was very high-we had to really make sure that we got what we really wanted, that it was a real finished album. We weren’t going to give up until we got that. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160880. We still seem to trigger that intensity in people, which was quite incredible. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160881. We’re very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim something that was a very special part of all our lives. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160882. Seven and the Ragged Tiger took six months to record and finish. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160883. You never know how you’re going to be received, after all this time. The initial response we had was just overwhelming, particularly that tour of the States. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160884. I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album was going to be compared to all the classic early material, because it was going back to the original five. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160885. When you’re in a band that’s so big when you’re young, you kind of lose your identity a little bit. You just become part of the band. I just needed to get away from it. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160886. Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working relationship with Warren, which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160887. It’s amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160888. It’s a nonstop schedule, really. I had lost myself somewhere. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160889. It was great fun. We had gone on tour in between the sessions and reconnected with the audience and got a lot of energy back from them, a lot of positive energy. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160890. I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got back to reality again. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160891. Everybody was on the same page. Nobody has really gone out there on a different musical journey. When we got back together again, we all wanted to do the same kind of music. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160892. At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we could hardly hear what was happening on stage, which kind of threw us back to 1983, when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160893. As Andy says, being in this band in the early 1980s made you feel like you were part of a pizza. We were always one of the band, one of Duran Duran, or one of the Taylors. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160894. I like Target. I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don’t really have those in England yet. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160895. I was burned out. I think I was just exhausted. It was a very intense five years. We didn’t stop. It was constant touring, constant writing, recording. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160896. I slowly started to drift back into music again. I finally got the call from John… about getting the band back together again. It was so out of the blue. I almost thought that the moment had passed. – Roger Andrew Taylor

160897. Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. – Susan Taylor

160898. Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking. – Susan Taylor

160899. Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement. – Susan Taylor

160900. We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. – Susan Taylor

160901. We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. – Susan Taylor

160902. Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something. – Susan Taylor

160903. Newlyweds, they have this ideal, this picture of what marriage is like, something similar of their favorite memories growing up. If only it were that simple. – William Taylor

160904. We have found that morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells. – William Taylor

160905. I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me. – Zachary Taylor

160906. It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe. – Zachary Taylor

160907. It’s people who are repressed and cannot express their fears that are dangerous. – Julie Taymor

160908. And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too – not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story. – Julie Taymor

160909. But I don’t think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare’s Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame. – Julie Taymor

160910. I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories. – Julie Taymor

160911. I have directed good actors and have gone through the process which is more detailed in theater in a way. You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance. They need more talk and rehearsal than in films. – Julie Taymor

160912. I have never had a problem with people not being able to understand the words and the meanings in Titus. – Julie Taymor

160913. I really do believe that if you don’t challenge yourself and risk failing, that it’s not interesting. – Julie Taymor

160914. I received from my experience in Japan an incredible sense of respect for the art of creating, not just the creative product. We’re all about the product. To me, the process was also an incredibly important aspect of the total form. – Julie Taymor

160915. Americans in particular are myopic. They’re not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That’s what I did. I went to Indonesia. – Julie Taymor

160916. When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality. – Julie Taymor

160917. I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way. – Julie Taymor

160918. You know, I went to Oberlin. At that time, grades were – you elected to have them or not. It was all of that era where grades were out the window. But I did very well in school. I didn’t really study the arts; I practiced the arts. – Julie Taymor

160919. I’m not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don’t feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn’t mean it has to be about myself. – Julie Taymor

160920. What I don’t have in theater is editing. – Julie Taymor

160921. We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English, and put it right together with John Gardner’s contemporary retelling. If you bring it into today, we really feel that it has something very fresh to say now. – Julie Taymor

160922. We have often been attracted to the story of the other, the outcast. And he and I just loved working together, so it just kept happening, and our relationship is completely bound up with our work. We enjoy each other’s art. – Julie Taymor

160923. There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence. – Julie Taymor

160924. Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry. – Julie Taymor

160925. People will justify whatever for a good cause. – Julie Taymor

160926. One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don’t have to fake it. – Julie Taymor

160927. You program music with an image and then people are desensitized. – Julie Taymor

160928. Damn you villains, who are you? And from whence came you? – Edward Teach

160929. Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you. – Edward Teach

160930. In nature, there is less death and destruction than death and transmutation. – Edwin Way Teale

160931. For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm. – Edwin Way Teale

160932. How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people are few and how the suffering of nameless millions in two world wars is blurred over by numbers. – Edwin Way Teale

160933. Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. – Edwin Way Teale

160934. Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. – Edwin Way Teale

160935. Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. – Edwin Way Teale

160936. The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. – Edwin Way Teale

160937. Life is but thought. – Sara Teasdale

160938. Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break. – Sara Teasdale

160939. Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why. – Sara Teasdale

160940. I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy. – Sara Teasdale

160941. I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. – Sara Teasdale

160942. I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. – Sara Teasdale

160943. I shall make the most of all that comes: And the least of all that goes. – Sara Teasdale

160944. A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring. – Sara Teasdale

160945. Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. – Sara Teasdale

160946. Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had. – Sara Teasdale

160947. No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. – Sara Teasdale

160948. Of my own spirit let me be in sole though feeble mastery. – Sara Teasdale

160949. Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty? – Sara Teasdale

160950. Then, like an old-time orator impressively he rose; I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. – Sara Teasdale

160951. There’s nothing half so real in life as the things you’ve done… inexorably, unalterably done. – Sara Teasdale

160952. When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth. – Sara Teasdale

160953. It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise. – Sara Teasdale

160954. Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation. – Sara Teasdale

160955. Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it’s quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves. – Norman Tebbit

160956. It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism. – Norman Tebbit

160957. He didn’t riot. He got on his bike and looked for work. – Norman Tebbit

160958. Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers. – Tecumseh

160959. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. – Tecumseh

160960. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Tecumseh

160961. When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness. – Tecumseh

160962. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. – Tecumseh

160963. Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. – Tecumseh

160964. From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune. – Tecumseh

160965. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. – Tecumseh

160966. A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. – Tecumseh

160967. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. – Tecumseh

160968. Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics. – Robert Teeter

160969. The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican. – Robert Teeter

160970. The endorsement of respected conservative Republican officeholders and politicians is particularly important at this time as to destroy Reagan’s credibility as a loyal Republican. – Robert Teeter

160971. Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates. – Robert Teeter

160972. People just automatically say ‘If this guy is George and Barbara Bush’s son, we don’t have any question about those personal qualities that we were fooled on by Clinton.’ – Robert Teeter

160973. People feel that decisions about their jobs, the way their children are educated, how their church functions, and products they buy are made by someone and some place so distant that they can’t find anybody to talk to that has any influence over them. – Robert Teeter

160974. Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence. – Robert Teeter

160975. Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other. – Robert Teeter

160976. There are not enough people out talking about the President positively. – Robert Teeter

160977. It is my belief that it is not the fact that he traveled as much as he did during the past few months as much as what he said and how he said it that hurt him. – Robert Teeter

160978. I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas. – Robert Teeter

160979. I think he could have made most of the trips and gone to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as President in each of these appearances rather than to the narrow partisan audiences. – Robert Teeter

160980. Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago. – Robert Teeter

160981. As the society has gotten larger and more complex, individuals have lost their ability to influence any of the institutions that affect their lives. – Robert Teeter

160982. Most of the things that need to be said about the President are things he can’t say himself. – Robert Teeter

160983. We need a little more ‘Hail to the Chief.’ – Robert Teeter

160984. Without a Mayaguez, or something comparable that we don’t see in the immediate future, there is probably no one thing the President can do to himself to turn this situation around. – Robert Teeter

160985. While these attitudes are more visible when direct- ed at government, there is ample evidence that many working people distrust their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for. – Robert Teeter

160986. While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader. – Robert Teeter

160987. While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him. – Robert Teeter

160988. Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation. – Robert Teeter

160989. We should remember the campaign advertising will be only a smaller portion of the President’s total exposure. – Robert Teeter

160990. The President, the Administration and the campaign need a theme. I am concerned that the President is seen as a tactician without an overall strategy of his plan for the country. – Robert Teeter

160991. We need people out talking about the President, explaining, agreeing with and praising his actions. – Robert Teeter

160992. The President’s political travel is going to get blamed (and probably rightly) for a share of this downturn. – Robert Teeter

160993. We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time. – Robert Teeter

160994. This person should not be directly connected with the President Ford Committee nor should he be seen as a member of the liberal wing of the Republican Party. He should be someone like Laird or Rogers Morton. – Robert Teeter

160995. This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception. – Robert Teeter

160996. This has resulted in more and more people becoming inner-directed and having as their only goal, getting as much as they can get out of the system and putting as little into it as possible. – Robert Teeter

160997. There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished. – Robert Teeter

160998. Also the fact that anything he does is seen and heard by the entire country, not just his actual audience or those who live in the region he happens to be in. – Robert Teeter

160999. We ought not to be looking for something spectacular but rather develop a plan in conjunction with the White House to work our way out of this problem over the next six weeks. – Robert Teeter

161000. Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not. – Edward Teller

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