180000 famous quotes part 163 – 162001 to 163000

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180000 famous quotes part 163 – 162001 to 163000

162001. But still as compared to many, many orchestras in the world, I think you find a lot more new music and living composers on our programs than many other places. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162002. But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162003. But without the experience of actually singing or playing these things yourself, you don’t have the same kind of involvement or understanding of what these musical moves mean. And that is a very big problem in addressing the future of music. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162004. But you know in the contemporary art world, you pose a very interesting conundrum. All sorts of people collect very contemporary art, yet when it comes to the music which is analogous to that sort of art, they are not interested, or perhaps even hostile. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162005. Conductors are performers. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162006. Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162007. If we are able to get inside the music and inhabit it convincingly enough, it will cause everyone to find each other in this new psychological space. And that’s most exciting. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162008. You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162009. When I first was conducting as guest conductor in Europe 25 years ago, I would propose doing American pieces and grudgingly it would be accepted from time to time. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162010. In earlier times, so many people sang much more. You know as a kid you’d go to some kind of religious training and or summer camp or whatever it was and you’d learn to sing a lot of songs. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162011. It’s kind of scary sometimes, I’ve seen this a lot in Asia. Children are given music lessons, very intensively I might add and involving great technical expertise sometimes, but you can tell that they have been told only to play happy pleasant music. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162012. Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack of actually important content. – Michael Tilson Thomas

162013. The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values. – Norman Thomas

162014. To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. – Norman Thomas

162015. I walk where I choose to walk. – Norman Thomas

162016. If you want a symbolic gesture, don’t burn the flag; wash it. – Norman Thomas

162017. Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we’d kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. – Norman Thomas

162018. I always get more applause than votes. – Norman Thomas

162019. When you’re doing a play you get to go full speed ahead, all night, in front of an audience. It’s a roller-coaster ride, responding to other actors, it feeds you. – Sean Patrick Thomas

162020. I’m as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next. All I know is that in the second half of the season, he’s going to have more sexual tension developing. And it’s a great cast – they’re all Broadway actors except for me. I aspire to that. – Sean Patrick Thomas

162021. I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there’s no such thing as the perfect haircut! – Sean Patrick Thomas

162022. There’s no fear when you’re having fun. – Will Thomas

162023. I wanted to go to sea when I graduated from high school but my folks talked me out of it. – William M. Thomas

162024. Anyone who thinks they’re important is usually just a pompous moron who can’t deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential. – William Thomas

162025. It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets. – William Thomas

162026. If we don’t start playing better on defense, it’s going to be hard. We can’t just sit there and win shootouts. – William Thomas

162027. There’s an inner feeling you get when you get in a situation to do well in a game. It’s hard to explain. – Jim Thome

162028. The strongest thing I put into my body is steak and eggs. I just eat. I’m not a supplement guy. Steroids are not even a thought. – Jim Thome

162029. My favorite thing to do is still to go back to Peoria, go to my cabin and hunt with the boys. This is a great lifestyle, don’t get me wrong. But fun for me is going back with my buddies I grew up with. – Jim Thome

162030. My dad told me when I went into high school, ‘It’s not what you do when you walk in the door that matters. It’s what you do when you walk out.’ That’s when you’ve made a lasting impression. – Jim Thome

162031. I sign every autograph I can for kids because I remember myself at that age. I think it’s ridiculous that some guys won’t sign for a kid. – Jim Thome

162032. I’m Andrea Thompson, and unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably already know that. – Andrea Thompson

162033. It’s only a house when it’s filled with people you love. – Andrea Thompson

162034. When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward. – Andrea Thompson

162035. Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward. – Andrea Thompson

162036. Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake. – Bennie Thompson

162037. Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas. – Bennie Thompson

162038. Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company. – Bennie Thompson

162039. History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work. – Bennie Thompson

162040. I believe that if corporate America expects consumer confidence to be restored, they must first be honest with us. – Bennie Thompson

162041. If you talk to the Whites in Mississippi they will tell you, ‘You can go to any school you want to; we don’t see race.’ Biggest lie ever told. – Bennie Thompson

162042. Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation’s seniors. We’re not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal. – Bennie Thompson

162043. Medicare provided guaranteed equal coverage, something that the private sector could not. – Bennie Thompson

162044. Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda. – Bennie Thompson

162045. When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours. – Daley Thompson

162046. We live in the best place on earth but at times the worst. – Daley Thompson

162047. Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership. – Daley Thompson

162048. Most people doing the decathlon these days are quite boring, so people don’t relate to them. – Daley Thompson

162049. If you’re not in it you can’t win it. – Daley Thompson

162050. Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can’t afford losing one. – Daley Thompson

162051. But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it. – Daley Thompson

162052. For kids it’s natural to be competitive. – Daley Thompson

162053. Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. – Dorothy Thompson

162054. The prices are ridiculous… I don’t see how people can go back and forth to work or to school. How can we afford the gas? – Dorothy Thompson

162055. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. – Dorothy Thompson

162056. Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don’t they take up their own causes and obvious needs? – Dorothy Thompson

162057. When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. – Dorothy Thompson

162058. There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings. – Dorothy Thompson

162059. The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. – Dorothy Thompson

162060. The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness. – Dorothy Thompson

162061. The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat. – Dorothy Thompson

162062. Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy. – Dorothy Thompson

162063. Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. – Dorothy Thompson

162064. It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives. – Dorothy Thompson

162065. Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men? – Dorothy Thompson

162066. To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing. – Dorothy Thompson

162067. I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British. – E. P. Thompson

162068. I will hear no talk that there are no intermediate-range weapons on the NATO side. – E. P. Thompson

162069. You know as a scientist that both were developed completely independently of each other in the laboratories. And only afterward were the political situations contrived out of which they could be justified. – E. P. Thompson

162070. There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START. – E. P. Thompson

162071. The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn’t seem to be real at all. – E. P. Thompson

162072. The readings of Soviet society are as many as the experts you speak to. In my view, it’s a society that is overdue for measures of democratization and organization. – E. P. Thompson

162073. Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits. – E. P. Thompson

162074. I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it’s very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made. – E. P. Thompson

162075. I have become a prisoner of the peace movement. But you can’t say that the termination is coming and then say that you are going back to your own garden to dig. – E. P. Thompson

162076. I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not. – E. P. Thompson

162077. I am convinced that we are in a terminal process. – E. P. Thompson

162078. For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours. – E. P. Thompson

162079. The missiles come first, and the justifications come second. – E. P. Thompson

162080. A lot of people in my world – in the acting world – have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community. – Emma Thompson

162081. And it’s absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating – and the levels of the communication that I’ve seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don’t we have that here? – Emma Thompson

162082. What was important was trying to create something that families could watch together and enjoy together. – Emma Thompson

162083. It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly. – Emma Thompson

162084. My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman. – Emma Thompson

162085. My worst quality is impatience. – Emma Thompson

162086. Tell him I mind having to look pretty, that’s what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort. – Emma Thompson

162087. The Catholic Church – it’s so difficult because I don’t want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use. – Emma Thompson

162088. The fact is that young people are going to have sex whether you like it or not. – Emma Thompson

162089. The trouble is it’s very difficult to pin-point the most important thing because Aids affects everyone in different levels of society, differently and you have to respond to it differently. – Emma Thompson

162090. We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic. – Emma Thompson

162091. Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. – Emma Thompson

162092. If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it. – Emma Thompson

162093. Indeed – judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals. – Emma Thompson

162094. We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really. – Emma Thompson

162095. I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch. – Emma Thompson

162096. Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder. – Emma Thompson

162097. Children are the most wonderful audiences. What’s struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap. – Emma Thompson

162098. Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. – Emma Thompson

162099. I don’t have technique because I never learnt any. – Emma Thompson

162100. If you don’t want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights. – Emma Thompson

162101. I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic – basically in order to sell us things. We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately. – Emma Thompson

162102. I have had lots of friends who’ve been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care. – Emma Thompson

162103. I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I’m trying to communicate with people here and in America – in rich countries – about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas. – Emma Thompson

162104. I think the point about ActionAid is what it’s asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs. – Emma Thompson

162105. But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I’ve failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don’t get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me. – Emma Thompson

162106. I’ve a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments. – Emma Thompson

162107. But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don’t really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders – some of them – up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use. – Emma Thompson

162108. I don’t think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there’s some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything. – Emma Thompson

162109. For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own. – Francis Thompson

162110. Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven. – Francis Thompson

162111. An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident. – Francis Thompson

162112. All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star. – Francis Thompson

162113. And left the flushed print in a poppy there. – Francis Thompson

162114. The devil doesn’t know how to sing, only how to howl. – Francis Thompson

162115. We’re hoping for the best, but we need to prepare for the worst. – Fred Thompson

162116. Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists. – Fred Thompson

162117. Sometimes you have to, as I say, build bridges where you can – but draw lines where you must. – Fred Thompson

162118. Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America’s toxic waste sites. – Fred Thompson

162119. That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law. – Fred Thompson

162120. The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations. – Fred Thompson

162121. There’s a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill. – Fred Thompson

162122. We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions, and the public deserves no less. – Fred Thompson

162123. We’ve made some mistakes in this country in times past – the Korean conflict proceeding that, some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War, where we were ambiguous as to what we would do. – Fred Thompson

162124. While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to update and improve old rules, we do not want to set up a review process that could create a litigation morass. – Fred Thompson

162125. You can’t substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example. – Fred Thompson

162126. There are some hopeful signs coming out of China in the statements they’ve made since the since September 11. – Fred Thompson

162127. So if you look back over the long history of China, they’ve never tried to take over the world, but they’ve been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood… in carrying out their own purposes and interests in their sphere of the world. – Fred Thompson

162128. We have some real political differences among us, but we all share the same goals: clean air and water, injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems, to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation. – Fred Thompson

162129. But obviously, we can’t afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has – trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now. – Fred Thompson

162130. So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly. – Fred Thompson

162131. We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities. – Fred Thompson

162132. But if the Chinese mainland, the PRC, attacked Taiwan, we’d be obligated to come to their aid. – Fred Thompson

162133. China is one of the world’s greatest proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations. – Fred Thompson

162134. Clearly, the Chinese know that we want a good relationship with them. – Fred Thompson

162135. For a long time in American history, people didn’t even come up before the Senate. They didn’t come before the Judiciary Committee, and up until about 1923, something like that. – Fred Thompson

162136. And it’s difficult for the average American to understand why something like that could be so important and why a little small place like Taiwan would be so important to the PRC. – Fred Thompson

162137. Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued. – Fred Thompson

162138. And I believe in the 13 years Judge Roberts was there, he never turned down a request to give some assistance on a pro-bono case, and this was no different. – Fred Thompson

162139. Hopefully, we can build bridges, but we also have to draw lines. – Fred Thompson

162140. I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should. I think that the senators, as best I could tell, for the most part, Democrat and Republican, respected that. – Fred Thompson

162141. I think that there is a relatively small number of people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan. – Fred Thompson

162142. In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about – the inner-city poor, those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives, those who do not have clout here in Washington. – Fred Thompson

162143. Let’s not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns. – Fred Thompson

162144. For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children’s health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children. – Fred Thompson

162145. And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain basic things that are vital to our interest and to the interest of democracy and our friends around the world, we have to be willing to back that up. – Fred Thompson

162146. No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. – Hunter S. Thompson

162147. Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race. – Hunter S. Thompson

162148. Politics is the art of controlling your environment. – Hunter S. Thompson

162149. That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn’t entirely conquer – he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation. – Hunter S. Thompson

162150. The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. – Hunter S. Thompson

162151. The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs. – Hunter S. Thompson

162152. The trouble with Nixon is that he’s a serious politics junkie. He’s totally hooked and like any other junkie, he’s a bummer to have around, especially as President. – Hunter S. Thompson

162153. The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. – Hunter S. Thompson

162154. You better take care of me Lord, if you don’t you’re gonna have me on your hands. – Hunter S. Thompson

162155. It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. – Hunter S. Thompson

162156. When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. – Hunter S. Thompson

162157. There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge. – Hunter S. Thompson

162158. If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up. – Hunter S. Thompson

162159. If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. – Hunter S. Thompson

162160. I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me. – Hunter S. Thompson

162161. I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. – Hunter S. Thompson

162162. I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. – Hunter S. Thompson

162163. I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes. – Hunter S. Thompson

162164. Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. – Hunter S. Thompson

162165. For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled. – Hunter S. Thompson

162166. Call on God, but row away from the rocks. – Hunter S. Thompson

162167. Buy the ticket, take the ride. – Hunter S. Thompson

162168. America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. – Hunter S. Thompson

162169. A word to the wise is infuriating. – Hunter S. Thompson

162170. In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. – Hunter S. Thompson

162171. You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye. – Hunter S. Thompson

162172. ‘Battle For The Planet Of The Apes’, was just a film for kids and didn’t have any deep meaning. – J. Lee Thompson

162173. I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking, where you don’t even have physical film in the camera, but to be honest, I wouldn’t want to use it. – J. Lee Thompson

162174. Like some of my other movies, ‘Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes’ is also a very political film, and many critics still consider it even the best of all the Apes movies, because it conveys a series of political viewpoints. – J. Lee Thompson

162175. An important part of what the state does is preserving its history. – James R. Thompson

162176. We in Illinois are very fortunate to have a number of historic structures that have added immeasurably to the cultural life of the state, to the tourism industry of the state which by the way is our number one industry. – James R. Thompson

162177. While there have been terrific advances in the state of technology around heuristics, behavior blocking, and things like that, technology is only a part of the approach to solving the problem with the more important aspect involving putting the right process in place. – John W. Thompson

162178. What we are seeing now is customers shifting their attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors, to the policies that need to be in place, and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance. – John W. Thompson

162179. Well Web services are nothing more than a way for users to interact with applications. – John W. Thompson

162180. Well we have a good working relationship with Microsoft at the development level. But let’s not kid ourselves, this is a company with enormous resources and talented people, and there is a certain pride that comes along with that for them and for us. – John W. Thompson

162181. We think the managed security services opportunity is enormous and so we have been an active participant and probably the largest firm in this space outside of an IBM or EDS, which does large outsourcing contracts. – John W. Thompson

162182. We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety and complexity of the threats that are out there today. – John W. Thompson

162183. There has been no appreciable improvement in our country’s ability to produce the kind of talent we need in this space. There have been some small initiatives around the country that have been noteworthy. – John W. Thompson

162184. Right now we have a closure rate between discovery and exploitation of four to six months. We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days. That is an enormous challenge. – John W. Thompson

162185. The U.S. and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm. That is quite encouraging. – John W. Thompson

162186. But what Web services suggest is that the connection is always there between an application that is resident somewhere in the cloud, and a user who is somewhere on the other end of a connection. – John W. Thompson

162187. Second issue is the rapidly accelerating increase in the number of vulnerabilities that get discovered every day. And, equally importantly, is the shortening of time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of an exploit. – John W. Thompson

162188. Over the near term there is clearly the opportunity to work with Microsoft to do to a better job of creating a more secure Windows experience for users around the world. – John W. Thompson

162189. One of the things that has been truly incredible to observe though, is the amount of venture investment that has gone into early stage security technology. – John W. Thompson

162190. If you accept that security is a process, and if you can eliminate the human interaction or intervention in that process by automating more, that is a good thing. – John W. Thompson

162191. I don’t think there is any franchise more powerful than ours around securing the consumer experience and we will not concede that to anyone including Microsoft. – John W. Thompson

162192. First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself. So it is all about how you protect the network, the device, and the application that is riding on the server. – John W. Thompson

162193. First, I do not think there is any silver bullet to solving the technology side of the security equation. – John W. Thompson

162194. So ensuring the integrity of the data and integrity and validity of the connection is a very important element in any company’s strategy that is moving towards a Web service paradigm. – John W. Thompson

162195. So you will see us continue to advance the state of the art or take information that we have in our response data bases and have that drive automation or an automated response by some of our products. – John W. Thompson

162196. Getting bored is not allowed. – Kay Thompson

162197. You have to eat oatmeal or you’ll dry up. Anybody knows that. – Kay Thompson

162198. I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at The Plaza. – Kay Thompson

162199. I am a very bottom-up thinker. – Ken Thompson

162200. I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals. – Ken Thompson

162201. I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write. – Ken Thompson

162202. I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took me five years to write An Ear to the Ground, and why I won’t have another book finished by next week. – Ken Thompson

162203. I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren’t really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening. – Ken Thompson

162204. I am a programmer. – Ken Thompson

162205. So maybe I can go back to being a Gardeners’ World addict again. – Ken Thompson

162206. I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it. – Ken Thompson

162207. I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it’s coupled with file systems. – Ken Thompson

162208. A well installed microcode bug will be almost impossible to detect. – Ken Thompson

162209. Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you’d put a column thing in there. – Ken Thompson

162210. There are no projects per se in the Computing Sciences Research Center. – Ken Thompson

162211. I wanted to separate data from programs, because data and instructions are very different. – Ken Thompson

162212. One is that the perfect garden can be created overnight, which it can’t. – Ken Thompson

162213. You can’t trust code that you did not totally create yourself. – Ken Thompson

162214. When in doubt, use brute force. – Ken Thompson

162215. We tried to avoid, you know, records. We were told over and over that was probably the most serious mistake and the reason was the system would never catch on, because we didn’t have records. – Ken Thompson

162216. We have persistant objects, they’re called files. – Ken Thompson

162217. There’s a lot of power in executing data – generating data and executing data. – Ken Thompson

162218. The X server has to be the biggest program I’ve ever seen that doesn’t do anything for you. – Ken Thompson

162219. The average gardener probably knows little about what is going on in his or her garden. – Ken Thompson

162220. It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution. – Ken Thompson

162221. If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there. – Ken Thompson

162222. In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises. – Ken Thompson

162223. Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress. – Ken Thompson

162224. In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own. – Ken Thompson

162225. That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty. – Ken Thompson

162226. It’s always good to take an orthogonal view of something. It develops ideas. – Ken Thompson

162227. No amount of source-level verification or scrutiny will protect you from using untrusted code. – Ken Thompson

162228. On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. – Ken Thompson

162229. One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code. – Ken Thompson

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162230. It’s hard not to want to strangle people when you work with them for four years. – Lea Thompson

162231. It’s a bit ridiculous to have people who have two years of experience handling an $83 billion budget. – Mike Thompson

162232. I don’t have much of a problem with interruptions. I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting. I can restart exactly where I left off. – Mike Thompson

162233. We strongly feel we have to protect everything. – Mike Thompson

162234. Wax myrtle: The birds love this stuff. – Mike Thompson

162235. The income from sales now covers the expense of materials but I expect this to improve. – Mike Thompson

162236. It’s the water. Everything is driven by the water. – Mike Thompson

162237. I think it is an inborn talent – just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting. – Mike Thompson

162238. I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time. – Mike Thompson

162239. You don’t need to be for or against the war to provide morale and support to the men and women who are fighting over seas. These are human beings who are doing a service. – Mike Thompson

162240. Don’t think of your courses as providing all you need for your career. – Mike Thompson

162241. A blue dog, you know, is the opposite of a yellow dog. And a yellow dog was somebody who was willing to follow his party even when he knew it was wrong. – Mike Thompson

162242. I’m inspired by nature. Other artist’s work is important for developing my perception. – Mike Thompson

162243. I make paintings, try to get others to look at them and hopefully buy them. – Mike Thompson

162244. When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun – it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it. – Richard Thompson

162245. It’s amazing what some people read into songs. – Richard Thompson

162246. It’s fun to sing sad songs. And it’s fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something. – Richard Thompson

162247. People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences. – Richard Thompson

162248. The best thing you’ve got going for you is individuality. – Richard Thompson

162249. The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records. – Richard Thompson

162250. There’s a part of me that wishes I’d never said one single solitary word on any subject publicly. Then I could have been the tortured poet, and there’s so much mileage in that. But it’s too late to stop now. – Richard Thompson

162251. To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity. – Richard Thompson

162252. What I wanted to hear didn’t exist, so it was necessary for me to go out and create it. – Richard Thompson

162253. You want the audience to be uncomfortable. – Richard Thompson

162254. I’m glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me. – Richard Thompson

162255. Well, first of all it’s entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we’re great artists. – Richard Thompson

162256. But music can save your life sometimes. It probably saved me from working in a bank or something. That’s a kind of salvation right there. – Richard Thompson

162257. Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise. – Richard Thompson

162258. As the writer, you’re always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you’re writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you’ve also nailed yourself. – Richard Thompson

162259. I’m always making a conscious effort to be viable and accessible. – Richard Thompson

162260. I have to remind myself not to set boundaries. – Richard Thompson

162261. I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs. – Richard Thompson

162262. I like the idea of playing in unison with yourself. – Richard Thompson

162263. I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands. – Richard Thompson

162264. I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don’t have anything to do. – Richard Thompson

162265. I try to look for the good in everybody, regardless of the way they’re labeled. – Richard Thompson

162266. I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action. – Richard Thompson

162267. I want people to come to my music without prejudice. I want them to get the music first. And who I am isn’t that important. If they like the songs to me that’s a good thing. – Richard Thompson

162268. All audiences should be slightly off balance. – Richard Thompson

162269. Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase. – Scott Thompson

162270. In France, everyone speaks French ’cause they think it’s cool. Gives ’em, gives ’em an excuse to smoke. – Scott Thompson

162271. We have been so pleased with the response to our unique schools in the Nashville area, and we are confident that other areas will embrace our concept, as well. – Scott Thompson

162272. The casinos brought lots of revenue and jobs to our community. We’ve seen lots of benefits from those tax dollars. – Tina Thompson

162273. The more color, the more nutrients, usually. – Tina Thompson

162274. We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that’s not enough motivation I don’t think you should be playing this game. – Tina Thompson

162275. We’ve lost 3,000 jobs in Beaufort County. We’ve lost half of our manufacturing workforce. – Tommy Thompson

162276. Build the roads and the jobs follow. – Tommy Thompson

162277. Tax cuts are an investment in working families. – Tommy Thompson

162278. We are none of us infallible not even the youngest of us. – William Hepworth Thompson

162279. What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties. – William Hepworth Thompson

162280. The more chaos there is, the more science holds on to abstract systems of control, and the more chaos is engendered. – William Irwin Thompson

162281. With the emergence of civilization, the rate of change shifted from hundreds of thousands of years to millennia. With the emergence of science as a way of knowing the universe, the rate of change shifted to centuries. – William Irwin Thompson

162282. The teacher of history’s work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being. – William Irwin Thompson

162283. The conscious purpose of science is control of Nature; its unconscious effect is disruption and chaos. – William Irwin Thompson

162284. The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling. – William Irwin Thompson

162285. One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road, the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in which a new line of development begins to branch off. – William Irwin Thompson

162286. Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture. – William Irwin Thompson

162287. If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you. – William Irwin Thompson

162288. Ideologies do not map the complete living processes of a World. – William Irwin Thompson

162289. Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos. – William Irwin Thompson

162290. A World is not an ideology nor a scientific institution, nor is it even a system of ideologies; rather, it is a structure of unconscious relations and symbiotic processes. – William Irwin Thompson

162291. Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change. – William Irwin Thompson

162292. For the first time in human evolution, the individual life is long enough, and the cultural transformation swift enough, that the individual mind is now a constituent player in the global transformation of human culture. – William Irwin Thompson

162293. Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe. – William Irwin Thompson

162294. In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy. – William Irwin Thompson

162295. Unconscious Polities emerge independent of conscious purpose. – William Irwin Thompson

162296. I’d get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little ‘wood shots’ down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn’t count the number of long outs! – Bobby Thomson

162297. When he asked if I would like to try second base, I thought, Hey, get me in the lineup. – Bobby Thomson

162298. There are no war stories. I ended up a bombardier, but I never got overseas. And it wasn’t because I was playing baseball either. It was just a series of things that went on. – Bobby Thomson

162299. In New York, after that famous home run, they expected me to be up there every year. That homer raised me to a high level, with the top guys in the game. – Bobby Thomson

162300. I went into the Air Corps from 1943 through 1945. – Bobby Thomson

162301. It was a pretty fierce rivalry. I’m just speaking for myself, but I think it was general through the clubs. We didn’t like them, and they didn’t like us. – Bobby Thomson

162302. ‘Tis easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it. – James Thomson

162303. The world rolls round forever like a mill; it grinds out death and life and good and ill; it has no purpose, heart or mind or will. – James Thomson

162304. That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others. – James Thomson

162305. Statues and pictures and verse may be grand, But they are not the Life for which they stand. – James Thomson

162306. Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves. – James Thomson

162307. Ingratitude is treason to mankind. – James Thomson

162308. I think a bishop who doesn’t give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop. – James Thomson

162309. I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence? – James Thomson

162310. Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health. – James Thomson

162311. For life is but a dream whose shapes return, some frequently, some seldom, some by night and some by day. – James Thomson

162312. But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers? – James Thomson

162313. Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. – James Thomson

162314. More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution. – James Thomson

162315. The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus. – Joseph Thomson

162316. You can think best when you’re happiest. – Peter Thomson

162317. A light, tender, sensitive touch is worth a ton of brawn. – Peter Thomson

162318. The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one. – Peter Thomson

162319. Use your brain, not your endurance. – Peter Thomson

162320. You carry your country with you, it’s part of your baggage. – Roy Thomson

162321. Like having your own licence to print money. – Roy Thomson

162322. Think until it hurts. – Roy Thomson

162323. In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise. – Virgil Thomson

162324. You explain how it went, and as far as you can figure out how it got that way. – Virgil Thomson

162325. I don’t care what other critics say, I only hope to be played. – Virgil Thomson

162326. Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not. – Virgil Thomson

162327. Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It’s nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing. – Virgil Thomson

162328. Musicians own music because music owns them. – Virgil Thomson

162329. Let your mind alone, and see what happens. – Virgil Thomson

162330. I’ve never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down. – Virgil Thomson

162331. I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. – Virgil Thomson

162332. I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can. – Virgil Thomson

162333. I look at you and I write down what I hear. – Virgil Thomson

162334. I let her alone and when she got that finished she left me alone. We trusted each other. – Virgil Thomson

162335. I don’t go around regretting things that don’t happen. – Virgil Thomson

162336. I don’t have to worry No matter what they do to it, it works. – Virgil Thomson

162337. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. – Henry David Thoreau

162338. Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are. – Henry David Thoreau

162339. Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. – Henry David Thoreau

162340. Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. – Henry David Thoreau

162341. Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. – Henry David Thoreau

162342. Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. – Henry David Thoreau

162343. Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day. – Henry David Thoreau

162344. No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well. – Henry David Thoreau

162345. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. – Henry David Thoreau

162346. Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. – Henry David Thoreau

162347. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

162348. Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another? – Henry David Thoreau

162349. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau

162350. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. – Henry David Thoreau

162351. Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him. – Henry David Thoreau

162352. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. – Henry David Thoreau

162353. Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them. – Henry David Thoreau

162354. Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. – Henry David Thoreau

162355. It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today. – Henry David Thoreau

162356. Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

162357. Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau

162358. There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. – Henry David Thoreau

162359. It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate. – Henry David Thoreau

162360. It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear. – Henry David Thoreau

162361. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

162362. Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant. – Henry David Thoreau

162363. Live the life you’ve dreamed. – Henry David Thoreau

162364. Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. – Henry David Thoreau

162365. Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution. – Henry David Thoreau

162366. Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. – Henry David Thoreau

162367. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. – Henry David Thoreau

162368. May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love! – Henry David Thoreau

162369. Men are born to succeed, not to fail. – Henry David Thoreau

162370. Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve. – Henry David Thoreau

162371. Men have become the tools of their tools. – Henry David Thoreau

162372. Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. – Henry David Thoreau

162373. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. – Henry David Thoreau

162374. Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. – Henry David Thoreau

162375. Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. – Henry David Thoreau

162376. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau

162377. Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

162378. The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. – Henry David Thoreau

162379. The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. – Henry David Thoreau

162380. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. – Henry David Thoreau

162381. The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. – Henry David Thoreau

162382. The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do? – Henry David Thoreau

162383. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. – Henry David Thoreau

162384. The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles. – Henry David Thoreau

162385. The perception of beauty is a moral test. – Henry David Thoreau

162386. The heart is forever inexperienced. – Henry David Thoreau

162387. The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth. – Henry David Thoreau

162388. The savage in man is never quite eradicated. – Henry David Thoreau

162389. The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. – Henry David Thoreau

162390. The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. – Henry David Thoreau

162391. The universe is wider than our views of it. – Henry David Thoreau

162392. The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. – Henry David Thoreau

162393. What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. – Henry David Thoreau

162394. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau

162395. That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau

162396. Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. – Henry David Thoreau

162397. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau

162398. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. – Henry David Thoreau

162399. Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself. – Henry David Thoreau

162400. Simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

162401. Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder. – Henry David Thoreau

162402. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

162403. The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau

162404. That government is best which governs least. – Henry David Thoreau

162405. It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all. – Henry David Thoreau

162406. Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces. – Henry David Thoreau

162407. The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected. – Henry David Thoreau

162408. The bluebird carries the sky on his back. – Henry David Thoreau

162409. The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. – Henry David Thoreau

162410. The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. – Henry David Thoreau

162411. The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. – Henry David Thoreau

162412. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. – Henry David Thoreau

162413. Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. – Henry David Thoreau

162414. I have found that hollow, which even I had relied on for solid. – Henry David Thoreau

162415. I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. – Henry David Thoreau

162416. How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them. – Henry David Thoreau

162417. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau

162418. I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness. – Henry David Thoreau

162419. I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now. – Henry David Thoreau

162420. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. – Henry David Thoreau

162421. I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls. – Henry David Thoreau

162422. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? – Henry David Thoreau

162423. I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks. – Henry David Thoreau

162424. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. – Henry David Thoreau

162425. I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

162426. I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. – Henry David Thoreau

162427. I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while. – Henry David Thoreau

162428. I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men. – Henry David Thoreau

162429. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau

162430. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau

162431. It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. – Henry David Thoreau

162432. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. – Henry David Thoreau

162433. All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. – Henry David Thoreau

162434. A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. – Henry David Thoreau

162435. A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. – Henry David Thoreau

162436. A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town. – Henry David Thoreau

162437. A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. – Henry David Thoreau

162438. After the first blush of sin comes its indifference. – Henry David Thoreau

162439. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

162440. Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape! – Henry David Thoreau

162441. How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. – Henry David Thoreau

162442. All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning. – Henry David Thoreau

162443. I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

162444. An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. – Henry David Thoreau

162445. An unclean person is universally a slothful one. – Henry David Thoreau

162446. Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. – Henry David Thoreau

162447. As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau

162448. As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. – Henry David Thoreau

162449. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau

162450. As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society. – Henry David Thoreau

162451. All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers. – Henry David Thoreau

162452. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil. – Henry David Thoreau

162453. I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau

162454. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. – Henry David Thoreau

162455. In the meanest are all the materials of manhood, only they are not rightly disposed. – Henry David Thoreau

162456. In wilderness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau

162457. Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men. – Henry David Thoreau

162458. Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man. – Henry David Thoreau

162459. It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. – Henry David Thoreau

162460. In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. – Henry David Thoreau

162461. It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

162462. Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. – Henry David Thoreau

162463. It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. – Henry David Thoreau

162464. It is never too late to give up our prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau

162465. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. – Henry David Thoreau

162466. It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

162467. It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious. – Henry David Thoreau

162468. It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. – Henry David Thoreau

162469. It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man. – Henry David Thoreau

162470. It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. – Henry David Thoreau

162471. If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated? – Henry David Thoreau

162472. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. – Henry David Thoreau

162473. I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment. – Henry David Thoreau

162474. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. – Henry David Thoreau

162475. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. – Henry David Thoreau

162476. If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated? – Henry David Thoreau

162477. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. – Henry David Thoreau

162478. If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. – Henry David Thoreau

162479. In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society. – Henry David Thoreau

162480. If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself. – Henry David Thoreau

162481. There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. – Henry David Thoreau

162482. If misery loves company, misery has company enough. – Henry David Thoreau

162483. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

162484. If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. – Henry David Thoreau

162485. If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. – Henry David Thoreau

162486. If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things. – Henry David Thoreau

162487. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. – Henry David Thoreau

162488. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. – Henry David Thoreau

162489. If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life. – Henry David Thoreau

162490. What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? – Henry David Thoreau

162491. True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. – Henry David Thoreau

162492. Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing. – Henry David Thoreau

162493. Truths and roses have thorns about them. – Henry David Thoreau

162494. Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. – Henry David Thoreau

162495. We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect. – Henry David Thoreau

162496. We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches. – Henry David Thoreau

162497. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. – Henry David Thoreau

162498. We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see. – Henry David Thoreau

162499. We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

162500. To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle. – Henry David Thoreau

162501. What is once well done is done forever. – Henry David Thoreau

162502. We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being. – Henry David Thoreau

162503. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. – Henry David Thoreau

162504. What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. – Henry David Thoreau

162505. What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau

162506. When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. – Henry David Thoreau

162507. Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once. – Henry David Thoreau

162508. While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings. – Henry David Thoreau

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162509. Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. – Henry David Thoreau

162510. You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. – Henry David Thoreau

162511. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. – Henry David Thoreau

162512. What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. – Henry David Thoreau

162513. There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. – Henry David Thoreau

162514. There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life. – Henry David Thoreau

162515. There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold. – Henry David Thoreau

162516. There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor. – Henry David Thoreau

162517. There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone. – Henry David Thoreau

162518. There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. – Henry David Thoreau

162519. We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. – Henry David Thoreau

162520. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. – Henry David Thoreau

162521. To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain. – Henry David Thoreau

162522. There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau

162523. There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect. – Henry David Thoreau

162524. There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. – Henry David Thoreau

162525. There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before. – Henry David Thoreau

162526. Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors. – Henry David Thoreau

162527. There is no just and serene criticism as yet. – Henry David Thoreau

162528. To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. – Henry David Thoreau

162529. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. – Henry David Thoreau

162530. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. – Henry David Thoreau

162531. Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent. – Henry David Thoreau

162532. This world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau

162533. Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau

162534. They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar. – Henry David Thoreau

162535. There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be. – Henry David Thoreau

162536. ‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes. – Henry David Thoreau

162537. Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars. – Henry David Thoreau

162538. Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. – Henry David Thoreau

162539. Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. – Henry David Thoreau

162540. Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it? – Henry David Thoreau

162541. Every people have gods to suit their circumstances. – Henry David Thoreau

162542. Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe. – Henry David Thoreau

162543. Faith never makes a confession. – Henry David Thoreau

162544. Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way. – Henry David Thoreau

162545. Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling. – Henry David Thoreau

162546. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

162547. Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. – Henry David Thoreau

162548. Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau

162549. Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

162550. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau

162551. How can any man be weak who dares to be at all? – Henry David Thoreau

162552. God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. – Henry David Thoreau

162553. Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? – Henry David Thoreau

162554. Be not simply good – be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

162555. Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau

162556. Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years. – Henry David Thoreau

162557. Being is the great explainer. – Henry David Thoreau

162558. Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

162559. Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. – Henry David Thoreau

162560. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. – Henry David Thoreau

162561. Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside. – Henry David Thoreau

162562. Dreams are the touchstones of our character. – Henry David Thoreau

162563. Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. – Henry David Thoreau

162564. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

162565. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends… Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. – Henry David Thoreau

162566. Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. – Henry David Thoreau

162567. Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else. – Henry David Thoreau

162568. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. – Henry David Thoreau

162569. Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by the manner in which they are treated. – Henry David Thoreau

162570. Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave, I hope it will not be looking after young people. – John Thorn

162571. Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings. – John Thorn

162572. Yes, we’ve seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling – baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail. – John Thorn

162573. In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan. – John Thorn

162574. In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way. – John Thorn

162575. Pursuing employment or climatic relief, we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past, but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past. – John Thorn

162576. More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself. – John Thorn

162577. My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing of my uniquely tortured life’s course and, thus, me. – John Thorn

162578. One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything, absolutely anything, can happen. Just two days ago as I write this, something happened that had never happened in baseball before. – John Thorn

162579. Planning to play: that’s what saving for retirement is today – and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death. – John Thorn

162580. The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball. – John Thorn

162581. The heroes of our youth grow old – ‘the boys of summer in their ruin,’ in Dylan Thomas’s verse – yet we seem the same. – John Thorn

162582. The National League was born the following year, as an attempt to exert the control of capital over labor. – John Thorn

162583. This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one’s home and family. – John Thorn

162584. We know these men are professionals whose services are up for bid and whose bags are packed, and yet we call them our own and take personal, even civic pride in their accomplishments. – John Thorn

162585. This illuminates not only fans’ interest in major league teams but also the minors and even Little League. – John Thorn

162586. If I haven’t made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century. – John Thorn

162587. There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying. – John Thorn

162588. Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience – a group history – that may be tapped into at will in years to come. – John Thorn

162589. We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions. – John Thorn

162590. And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball’s profitability by ‘running the game like a business.’ – John Thorn

162591. As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green. – John Thorn

162592. I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not; it smelled like death, not youth. – John Thorn

162593. Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year. – John Thorn

162594. But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world. – John Thorn

162595. But the citizens of Cincinnati loved their Reds because they won, no matter what their addresses had been the year before. They rooted for the Old-English ‘C’ on the players’ shirts. – John Thorn

162596. But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach: Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men, now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys. – John Thorn

162597. Distant replay morphs into instant replay, and future replay cannot be far off. – John Thorn

162598. Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro? – John Thorn

162599. Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young. – John Thorn

162600. Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things. – John Thorn

162601. For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning. – John Thorn

162602. For many of us, sport has provided the continuity in our lives, the alternative family to the one we left behind. It gives us something to talk about, to preen about, to care about. – John Thorn

162603. Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own. Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity not only resembles work but is work. – John Thorn

162604. My view is that when in doubt, society should err on the side of life. – Mac Thornberry

162605. Our country has had a hard time learning that lesson with energy. – Mac Thornberry

162606. The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together. – Mac Thornberry

162607. The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses. – Mac Thornberry

162608. We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. – Mac Thornberry

162609. The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan. – Mac Thornberry

162610. When it comes to helping make the country strong, we in Congress have an important role to play. – Mac Thornberry

162611. Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted, read, revered, and referred to as much, if not more, than when he was alive. – Mac Thornberry

162612. We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas. – Mac Thornberry

162613. And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems to me not only foolish but actually dangerous. – Mac Thornberry

162614. Energy is necessary for economic growth, for a better quality of life, and for human progress. – Mac Thornberry

162615. For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe. – Mac Thornberry

162616. I am particularly disturbed that our country is the largest financial supporter of an organization that not only wastes a lot of our money but also seems to be increasingly anti-American in its policies and conduct. – Mac Thornberry

162617. I know of no serious proposals that would change the way Social Security operates for today’s seniors. – Mac Thornberry

162618. In a budget this massive, there are certainly areas where I think we could do much better. – Mac Thornberry

162619. In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles. – Mac Thornberry

162620. It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations. – Mac Thornberry

162621. Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War. – Mac Thornberry

162622. We must continue research into new forms of energy and into more efficient use of existing energy sources. – Mac Thornberry

162623. No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July. – Mac Thornberry

162624. After one hundred years of federal rule, the United States House of Representatives has moved to provide for the first meaningful route to self-determination for the Puerto Rican people under our federal system. – Dick Thornburgh

162625. Instead of generating either unnecessary alarm or a false sense of security regarding these fundamental issues, the best course is to empower people with the truth. – Dick Thornburgh

162626. In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government. – Dick Thornburgh

162627. If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress. – Dick Thornburgh

162628. If Congress does its job in this regard, the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act in their own self-interest and express their future political status aspirations accordingly. – Dick Thornburgh

162629. However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law. – Dick Thornburgh

162630. Federal program and services outlay in Puerto Rico is approximately $10 billion per year. – Dick Thornburgh

162631. Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island. – Dick Thornburgh

162632. As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty. – Dick Thornburgh

162633. It is quite understandable that Puerto Ricans seek to preserve a cultural sense of identity without separating politically from U.S. national sovereignty. – Dick Thornburgh

162634. The need for a permanent status resolution approved by Congress is made even more clear to me because of my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. – Dick Thornburgh

162635. Yet, Puerto Rico’s economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest – even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century. – Dick Thornburgh

162636. Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax. – Dick Thornburgh

162637. The powers of government exercised locally derive from a federal law authorizing government by consent in local affairs only, unless those affairs are otherwise governed by federal law. – Dick Thornburgh

162638. The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General. – Dick Thornburgh

162639. That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico’s status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each. – Dick Thornburgh

162640. Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico’s political status, there are some who seek to block that path. – Dick Thornburgh

162641. Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress. – Dick Thornburgh

162642. The capacity of the commonwealth government created under the local constitution to exercise governmental powers in local affairs is like that of local government in the states of the union in regard to non-federal affairs at the local level. – Dick Thornburgh

162643. Specifically, the reservation of sovereignty to the people of the states in matters not governed by federal law is constitutionally defined and permanently enshrined in the 10th Amendment. – Dick Thornburgh

162644. There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas – the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform. – Edward Thorndike

162645. So the animal finally performs in that situation only the fitting act. – Edward Thorndike

162646. Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer. – Edward Thorndike

162647. The dog, on the other hand, has few or no ideas because his brain acts in coarse fashion and because there are few connections with each single process. – Edward Thorndike

162648. When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements. – Edward Thorndike

162649. The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations. – Edward Thorndike

162650. To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind. – Edward Thorndike

162651. The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an animal’s mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous. – Edward Thorndike

162652. This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man. – Edward Thorndike

162653. The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare. – Edward Thorndike

162654. Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man. – Edward Thorndike

162655. The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology. – Edward Thorndike

162656. Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature. – Edward Thorndike

162657. Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable. – Edward Thorndike

162658. The real difference between a man’s scientific judgments about himself and the judgment of others about him is he has added sources of knowledge. – Edward Thorndike

162659. Amongst the minds of animals that of man leads, not as a demigod from another planet, but as a king from the same race. – Edward Thorndike

162660. Dogs get lost hundreds of times and no one ever notices it or sends an account of it to a scientific magazine. – Edward Thorndike

162661. From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found. – Edward Thorndike

162662. Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods. – Edward Thorndike

162663. Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals. – Edward Thorndike

162664. It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal. – Edward Thorndike

162665. Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology. – Edward Thorndike

162666. Nowhere more truly than in his mental capacities is man a part of nature. – Edward Thorndike

162667. On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character. – Edward Thorndike

162668. For origin and development of human faculty we must look to these processes of association in lower animals. – Edward Thorndike

162669. Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously. – Kerry Thornley

162670. Organized religion preaches Order and Love but spawns Chaos and Fury. Why? – Kerry Thornley

162671. What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos. – Kerry Thornley

162672. Safe sex – with a condom, rubber gloves and a wet suit is fine as long as you don’t fall in love. – Kerry Thornley

162673. If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe. – Kerry Thornley

162674. Every few thousand years some shepard inhales smoke from a burning bush and has a vision or eats moldy rye bread in a cave and sees God. – Kerry Thornley

162675. As for the Devil – that is somebody our religion tried to do without for a long time. – Kerry Thornley

162676. I’ve never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage. It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What’s wrong with that? – Billy Bob Thornton

162677. Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What’s that all about? I’ve got kids and family and friends, and I don’t like bad things. I don’t think they’re funny, and it’s irresponsible to make movies that don’t show you how that’s not good. – Billy Bob Thornton

162678. Marketing is the devil. – Billy Bob Thornton

162679. Man, I was drowning in sadness. And Angelina, she lifted me right up out of there. – Billy Bob Thornton

162680. I believe in running through the rain and crashing into the person you love and having your lips bleed on each other. – Billy Bob Thornton

162681. Just the other day, my assistant was on the line with Calvin Klein. Golly, I usually shop at Sears. – Billy Bob Thornton

162682. When people wear shoes that don’t fit them, it says something about their soul. Generally, I think it means they are good people. – Billy Bob Thornton

162683. If you love somebody let them know every day. – Billy Bob Thornton

162684. Tower Records is like a temple to me. I’ll stay there for hours. Nobody can shop for records with me. It drives them out of their minds. – Billy Bob Thornton

162685. I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. – Billy Bob Thornton

162686. I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. – Billy Bob Thornton

162687. Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy. – Billy Bob Thornton

162688. Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots, but when we do it we’re the biggest weirdos on the block. – Billy Bob Thornton

162689. Acting is playing – it’s actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. – Billy Bob Thornton

162690. I’ve danced one time in my life. It was the most mortifying experience I ever had. – Billy Bob Thornton

162691. I quit flying years ago. I don’t want to die with tourists. – Billy Bob Thornton

162692. All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the best of everything that I could possibly do into those 90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it. – George Thorogood

162693. Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity. – George Thorogood

162694. Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started. – George Thorogood

162695. Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine. I am still working; you know what I’m saying? – George Thorogood

162696. The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio. – George Thorogood

162697. When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That’s okay – I’m down with that. – George Thorogood

162698. We’ve plotted through the years of how to get to here, where we are now, or we would have never made it. – George Thorogood

162699. This music has been around since before the beard on Moses. I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig. I know more about it than you do. – George Thorogood

162700. There is no doubt in my mind who is number one – I have always been number one. – George Thorogood

162701. There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the ’50s and ’60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young. – George Thorogood

162702. Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can’t figure out why. – George Thorogood

162703. Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn’t really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn’t have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous. – George Thorogood

162704. I’m talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I’m talking young here, not a college drinking crowd. – George Thorogood

162705. I was a big J. Geils fan, a Steppenwolf fan and a Savoy Brown fan. – George Thorogood

162706. I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers. – George Thorogood

162707. I know I’m not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people. – George Thorogood

162708. I knew I had the right material and I knew what I was going after. – George Thorogood

162709. I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know. – George Thorogood

162710. I figured the people who liked the sort of thing I was doing would come see it. If it was only 200 then that was alright and if it was 2000 then that is alright as well. I wasn’t really interested in the big numbers; I was just interested in some numbers. – George Thorogood

162711. I didn’t live in the world of disco or the world of the Eagles. – George Thorogood

162712. Did I think it would last 30 years? No, I didn’t think it would have those kind of legs. – George Thorogood

162713. Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band. – George Thorogood

162714. You can’t rely on luck. I’ve had some stages in my career where I’ve said we’re going to wing it, and we’ve always ended up in trouble. – George Thorogood

162715. I was not a big Allman Brothers fan but I could relate to that because that is what the flavor of the day was at that time – at least it was like that for me. – George Thorogood

162716. Sometimes we question things that we have done in our lives but how many times do we question what we haven’t done in someone else’s. – Ian Thorpe

162717. For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in. – Ian Thorpe

162718. Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly. – Ian Thorpe

162719. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life. – Jeremy Thorpe

162720. I give ’em the hip, then I take it away. – Jim Thorpe

162721. We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. – Thucydides

162722. Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. – Thucydides

162723. Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. – Thucydides

162724. History is Philosophy teaching by examples. – Thucydides

162725. Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved. – Thucydides

162726. It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men. – Thucydides

162727. Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. – Thucydides

162728. Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. – Thucydides

162729. The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. – Thucydides

162730. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. – Thucydides

162731. The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept. – Thucydides

162732. Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger. – Thucydides

162733. We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. – Thucydides

162734. Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior. – Thucydides

162735. We worked lightly even in the heaviest parts. – Ingrid Thulin

162736. Why can’t people credit that he and all of us had a sense of humour? – Ingrid Thulin

162737. A lot of people don’t think they can count on me, but I’ve never missed a gig in my life. – Johnny Thunders

162738. The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude. – Johnny Thunders

162739. No one really knows me. People think they know me. – Johnny Thunders

162740. Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren’t getting anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs. The group was getting stale and staying behind the times. – Johnny Thunders

162741. Many people love me, many people hate me – there’s nobody in between. That’s the way I prefer it. – Johnny Thunders

162742. I wouldn’t change a thing – except my bank balance. – Johnny Thunders

162743. I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous. – Johnny Thunders

162744. I take smack because I enjoy it. I enjoy all it makes me feel. I don’t do it to be in with the in crowd. I can rock out with it. – Johnny Thunders

162745. I met Sable when she was 15 and I was 18. I sent her home to New York while we carried on the tour. When we got back the police were looking for her at the airport and everywhere! – Johnny Thunders

162746. A lot of people want to die for a lot of reasons. – Johnny Thunders

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162747. We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over. – Johnny Thunders

162748. I don’t eat cereal actually… Frosted Flakes… that’s as close as I can get. – Johnny Thunders

162749. Social Security is an extremely complicated program. – John Thune

162750. We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father’s generation but also for my daughters’ generation. – John Thune

162751. We must ensure that today’s seniors’ benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce. – John Thune

162752. Let’s not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution. – John Thune

162753. I don’t happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson. I think that’s a bit of a stretch. – John Thune

162754. I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it. – John Thune

162755. Ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil and is an important weapon in the War on Terror. By investing in South Dakota’s ethanol producers, we will strengthen our energy security and create new jobs. – John Thune

162756. All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first. – James Thurber

162757. Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. – James Thurber

162758. He who hesitates is sometimes saved. – James Thurber

162759. Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. – James Thurber

162760. Don’t get it right, just get it written. – James Thurber

162761. Discussion in America means dissent. – James Thurber

162762. Comedy has to be done en clair. You can’t blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. – James Thurber

162763. But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep? – James Thurber

162764. A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. – James Thurber

162765. All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. – James Thurber

162766. I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. – James Thurber

162767. A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn’t make sense. – James Thurber

162768. Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. – James Thurber

162769. Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. – James Thurber

162770. Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. – James Thurber

162771. You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. – James Thurber

162772. I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance – a sharp, vindictive glance. – James Thurber

162773. With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs. – James Thurber

162774. Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? – James Thurber

162775. Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone? – James Thurber

162776. We all have faults, and mine is being wicked. – James Thurber

162777. Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man. – James Thurber

162778. I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness. – James Thurber

162779. You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. – James Thurber

162780. The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. – James Thurber

162781. The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals. – James Thurber

162782. The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his. – James Thurber

162783. The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. – James Thurber

162784. The most dangerous food is wedding cake. – James Thurber

162785. The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth. – James Thurber

162786. The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. – James Thurber

162787. I’m 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I’d only be 48. That’s the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. – James Thurber

162788. The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep. – James Thurber

162789. The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. – James Thurber

162790. There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. – James Thurber

162791. There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception. – James Thurber

162792. There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. – James Thurber

162793. There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth. – James Thurber

162794. If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. – James Thurber

162795. The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess. – James Thurber

162796. Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision. – James Thurber

162797. It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all. – James Thurber

162798. It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. – James Thurber

162799. It’s a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption. – James Thurber

162800. Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve not seen! – James Thurber

162801. Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything. – James Thurber

162802. Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber

162803. Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person. – James Thurber

162804. The difference between our decadence and the Russians’ is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic. – James Thurber

162805. Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man. – James Thurber

162806. The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. – James Thurber

162807. My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. – James Thurber

162808. Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. – James Thurber

162809. Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. – James Thurber

162810. Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. – James Thurber

162811. Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one’s poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed – but never the husband). – James Thurber

162812. Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge. – James Thurber

162813. Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness. – James Thurber

162814. Love is what you’ve been through with somebody. – James Thurber

162815. One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough. – James Thurber

162816. Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies. – Howard Thurman

162817. Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. – Howard Thurman

162818. During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. – Howard Thurman

162819. He who fears is literally delivered to destruction. – Howard Thurman

162820. There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls. – Howard Thurman

162821. Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. – Howard Thurman

162822. A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. – Howard Thurman

162823. At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live. – Howard Thurman

162824. I was not particularly bright, I wasn’t very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid. – Uma Thurman

162825. Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them. – Uma Thurman

162826. Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It’s so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan. – Uma Thurman

162827. Even, today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it. – Uma Thurman

162828. Fun wouldn’t be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I’ve ever had to make, in all those wild regards. – Uma Thurman

162829. I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment. – Uma Thurman

162830. I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn’t picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn’t a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you. – Uma Thurman

162831. Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible. – Uma Thurman

162832. I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up. – Uma Thurman

162833. I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing. – Uma Thurman

162834. I’m very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I’m not a gaping hole of need. – Uma Thurman

162835. It’s hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you’re being pushed to do it differently. I’ve had fights over that. That’s why it’s so important that you work with good people. – Uma Thurman

162836. Modeling is basically ‘Buy more stuff! Don’t you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!’ If I’d wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling. – Uma Thurman

162837. Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. – Uma Thurman

162838. We never left a set until we’d trashed it. – Uma Thurman

162839. When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it’s more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don’t practice or preach it, however. – Uma Thurman

162840. I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird. – Uma Thurman

162841. It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. – Uma Thurman

162842. I don’t think it’s a question of age as much as it’s a question of what kind of shape you’re in. – Strom Thurmond

162843. The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation. They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda. – Strom Thurmond

162844. She walks well, she looks good. Let’s see how she kisses. – Strom Thurmond

162845. Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard. Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better. – Strom Thurmond

162846. It is a matter of common knowledge that the government of South Carolina is under domination of a small ring of cunning, conniving men. – Strom Thurmond

162847. I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation. – Strom Thurmond

162848. I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact. – Strom Thurmond

162849. If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different. I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society. – Strom Thurmond

162850. The average man is not hard to mystify. – Howard Thurston

162851. The bottom line is that the death tax is a tax on the economy because it slows economic growth. – Todd Tiahrt

162852. I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation’s secrets. – Todd Tiahrt

162853. For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream. – Todd Tiahrt

162854. Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes. – Todd Tiahrt

162855. As Members of Congress, we swear an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. It means something to be an American because we believe in our country, we believe in our people, and we believe in our constitution. – Todd Tiahrt

162856. Additionally, this tax forces family businesses to invest in Uncle Sam rather than the economy. When families are forced to repurchase businesses because of the death tax, that means less money is being invested in new jobs and capital expansion. – Todd Tiahrt

162857. The same tools we need to use to keep this country safe by bringing terrorists to justice, because I guarantee you, if they have the opportunity and the means, they will take American lives. – Todd Tiahrt

162858. Now is not the time to compromise on the economy. Instead, we should be doing everything in our power to support long-term economic growth. Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Americans. – Todd Tiahrt

162859. Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life. – Todd Tiahrt

162860. Today, there are more Americans working than ever before in the history of our Nation, and the average wage of those workers is higher than it has ever been in the history of our Nation. – Todd Tiahrt

162861. So we want to change the tax system. We want it to be fair, and we want to see some tax relief because people do three things when they get a little extra money in their pocket: They save it or they spend it or they invest it. – Todd Tiahrt

162862. Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers. – Todd Tiahrt

162863. Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack. – Todd Tiahrt

162864. The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus. – Todd Tiahrt

162865. My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building. – Todd Tiahrt

162866. In fact, there are more homeowners today than ever before in the history of our Nation and more minority homeowners than ever before in the history of our Nation. – Todd Tiahrt

162867. Today, we are now deciding how do we treat those who are choosing to carry out a war against us, non-U.S. citizens who are choosing to take us to task for what we believe and who we are. In this conflict, we have to decide how we are going to try to find these terrorists. – Todd Tiahrt

162868. We remember the heroes who ran into the burning buildings to rescue those trapped inside, and the dauntless passengers on Flight 93 who laid down their lives to save others, including almost certainly those of us in the U.S. Capitol. – Todd Tiahrt

162869. Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do. – Todd Tiahrt

162870. Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution. – Todd Tiahrt

162871. Power has no limits. – Tiberius

162872. Let them hate me, provided they respect my conduct. – Tiberius

162873. It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them. – Tiberius

162874. I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change. – Tiberius

162875. To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand. – Tiberius

162876. I thought last week’s game was ugly and this was even uglier. – Mike Tice

162877. It’s a shame anyone had to lose that. What a great rivalry. – Mike Tice

162878. He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy. – Ludwig Tieck

162879. The noble man is only God’s image. – Ludwig Tieck

162880. Well, I guess, but I just feel so strong. Actually, it was probably when I was 50 that we were trying to – to get pregnant, and I thought that I could do it then. – Cheryl Tiegs

162881. They are very healthy. Yes, they were sucking and breathing on their own and everything when they came out. So there was no need to stay in the hospital. So we took them home the next day. – Cheryl Tiegs

162882. I think because we could do it biologically and have our own child we decided to try this. – Cheryl Tiegs

162883. We tried – we tried for a year, and we tried different methods and different – and I had in vitro and it didn’t work. It didn’t stick. It didn’t – didn’t produce a baby at all. – Cheryl Tiegs

162884. She’s 32, and she has three children. She loves to be pregnant but she doesn’t want anymore children in her life. So she decided to help another couple. And she’s just been amazing. – Cheryl Tiegs

162885. You know, there’s chronological age, there’s biological age, and there’s psychological age. Chronological age, there’s nothing you can do about, which is I’m 52. You set that number aside. – Cheryl Tiegs

162886. It’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout. – Cheryl Tiegs

162887. No, but women are saying, and they say, are you crazy? But because they’ve had children since they were 20 years old. I haven’t. So I had a child when I was 43, and now he’s really out with his friends. – Cheryl Tiegs

162888. I think it affected me physically and emotionally, yes. I did have my ups and downs, but I actually had more ups and downs after the shots were finished and she was pregnant because of the reality of being pregnant with twins. – Cheryl Tiegs

162889. And my life for the first – you know, when I was in my 20s and 30s, I had my career, and I traveled the world, I lived out of a suitcase. I stayed up until dawn. I did all of those things that were very exciting. – Cheryl Tiegs

162890. Biological age, I think because I’ve been taking care of myself for so long I know not just my reproductive organs but my heart, you know, are much younger than – than what I am. – Cheryl Tiegs

162891. But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do. – Cheryl Tiegs

162892. No, she did not have a history of twins, and we had discussed all of this before she got pregnant. What if all three, what if two eggs, what if one – you discuss every scenario. – Cheryl Tiegs

162893. Took us a great amount of strength to get them into the world, and for them to be in the world. I think that their little spirits, you know, just said, well, we’re going to be there. So it makes it very special because of it. – Cheryl Tiegs

162894. When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let’s Pretend, it’s often easy to see symbolism where none exists. – Gene Tierney

162895. What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad. – Gene Tierney

162896. When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream. He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term. – Gene Tierney

162897. We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust. – Gene Tierney

162898. Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie. – Gene Tierney

162899. Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish. – Gene Tierney

162900. Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese. – Gene Tierney

162901. When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb. – Gene Tierney

162902. Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful. – Gene Tierney

162903. Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses. – Gene Tierney

162904. I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction. – Gene Tierney

162905. Hollywood can be hard on women, but it did not cause my problems. – Gene Tierney

162906. For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio. – Gene Tierney

162907. Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew. – Gene Tierney

162908. Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test. – Gene Tierney

162909. Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set. – Gene Tierney

162910. Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit. – Gene Tierney

162911. Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money. – Gene Tierney

162912. As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all. – Gene Tierney

162913. About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient. – Gene Tierney

162914. I always tried to play my hunches. – Gene Tierney

162915. Children don’t understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not. – Gene Tierney

162916. My mother would not talk to me for weeks, would not stay under my roof for as long as I was married to Oleg. – Gene Tierney

162917. I was not cut out to be a rebel. – Gene Tierney

162918. I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices. – Gene Tierney

162919. I’m not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy’s charm, but he took life just as it came. – Gene Tierney

162920. In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening. – Gene Tierney

162921. In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother’s distress. – Gene Tierney

162922. In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening. – Gene Tierney

162923. It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass. – Gene Tierney

162924. It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors. – Gene Tierney

162925. I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging. – Gene Tierney

162926. Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt. – Gene Tierney

162927. Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides. – Gene Tierney

162928. Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can’t provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen. – Gene Tierney

162929. Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau. – Gene Tierney

162930. The Hollywood structure was monopolistic, run by four or five big studios. – Gene Tierney

162931. The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941. – Gene Tierney

162932. The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter’s unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings. – Gene Tierney

162933. The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title. – Gene Tierney

162934. There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day. – Gene Tierney

162935. Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain. – Gene Tierney

162936. Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator. – Gene Tierney

162937. Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. – Gene Tierney

162938. I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man. – Gene Tierney

162939. My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up. – Gene Tierney

162940. I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men. – Gene Tierney

162941. I ask myself: Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication? – Gene Tierney

162942. I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none. – Gene Tierney

162943. I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection. – Gene Tierney

162944. I existed in a world that never is – the prison of the mind. – Gene Tierney

162945. I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions. – Gene Tierney

162946. I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed. – Gene Tierney

162947. I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him. – Gene Tierney

162948. I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity. – Gene Tierney

162949. I have a role now that I think becomes me. I am a grandmother. – Gene Tierney

162950. I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war. – Gene Tierney

162951. I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself. – Gene Tierney

162952. I used up every cent I earned as an actress. – Gene Tierney

162953. I simply did not want my face to be my talent. – Gene Tierney

162954. I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be. – Gene Tierney

162955. I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act. – Gene Tierney

162956. I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood’s rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years. – Gene Tierney

162957. I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera. – Gene Tierney

162958. I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past. – Gene Tierney

162959. I hole up now and then and do nothing for days but read. – Gene Tierney

162960. I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me. – Gene Tierney

162961. People make fast moves around me, I react. I can’t help it. – Lawrence Tierney

162962. Put good energy out. Get good energy back. – Lawrence Tierney

162963. Mattresses! Beautiful! Let’s go buy a couple of mattresses. Give ’em to people for their birthday. – Lawrence Tierney

162964. Hey, any time you’re throwing bodies over board it is to save yourself. – Lawrence Tierney

162965. Everyone that ever met me has been in love with me. – Lawrence Tierney

162966. A sponge sees everything? A sponge sees nothing. – Lawrence Tierney

162967. Where’s my food? When is it coming? What did I order, anyway? – Lawrence Tierney

162968. Never change a winning game; always change a losing one. – Bill Tilden

162969. In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke. – Bill Tilden

162970. Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite. – Paul Tillich

162971. Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone. – Paul Tillich

162972. If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song. – Paul Tillich

162973. I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment. – Paul Tillich

162974. He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. – Paul Tillich

162975. Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned. – Paul Tillich

162976. Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith. – Paul Tillich

162977. Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. – Paul Tillich

162978. Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. – Paul Tillich

162979. Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves. – Paul Tillich

162980. Boredom is rage spread thin. – Paul Tillich

162981. Astonishment is the root of philosophy. – Paul Tillich

162982. Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt. – Paul Tillich

162983. The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt. – Paul Tillich

162984. We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea. – Paul Tillich

162985. There is no love which does not become help. – Paul Tillich

162986. The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich

162987. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. – Paul Tillich

162988. Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. – Paul Tillich

162989. Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being. – Paul Tillich

162990. Man’s ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate. – Paul Tillich

162991. Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. – Paul Tillich

162992. Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life. – Paul Tillich

162993. Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny. – Paul Tillich

162994. You have to insulate yourself – I’m talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won’t hear ’em – that’s how you write a song. And I haven’t been able to do that over here ’cause I’m so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music. – Mel Tillis

162995. I’ll do about 13 shows in Branson next year, and I’ll be performing at the Grand Palace. – Mel Tillis

162996. I’m gonna do between 75 and 100 dates. A lot of it will be in Laughlin, Nevada; I’ll be there for two weeks. And I’ll work some casinos here and there, and the fair dates. – Mel Tillis

162997. I’m not retiring. – Mel Tillis

162998. No, my son’s a songwriter and he does that. – Mel Tillis

162999. And then, when I started to school, I found out I couldn’t talk. – Mel Tillis

163000. Or in the early days we didn’t have the bus, we had a station wagon. – Mel Tillis

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