180000 famous quotes part 167 – 166001 to 167000

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180000 famous quotes part 167 – 166001 to 167000

166001. By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. – Lao Tzu

166002. Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. – Lao Tzu

166003. From wonder into wonder existence opens. – Lao Tzu

166004. From caring comes courage. – Lao Tzu

166005. Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. – Lao Tzu

166006. Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

166007. Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. – Lao Tzu

166008. If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. – Sun Tzu

166009. It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results. – Sun Tzu

166010. Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. – Sun Tzu

166011. Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. – Sun Tzu

166012. Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared. – Sun Tzu

166013. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. – Sun Tzu

166014. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. – Sun Tzu

166015. Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. – Sun Tzu

166016. Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge. – Sun Tzu

166017. If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu

166018. Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. – Sun Tzu

166019. The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. – Sun Tzu

166020. It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used. – Sun Tzu

166021. Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack. – Sun Tzu

166022. In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. – Sun Tzu

166023. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near. – Sun Tzu

166024. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. – Sun Tzu

166025. Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack. – Sun Tzu

166026. He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious. – Sun Tzu

166027. Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster. – Sun Tzu

166028. There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. – Sun Tzu

166029. You have to believe in yourself. – Sun Tzu

166030. When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. – Sun Tzu

166031. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu

166032. To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. – Sun Tzu

166033. To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu

166034. Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy. – Sun Tzu

166035. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu

166036. There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. – Sun Tzu

166037. Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu

166038. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu

166039. The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man. – Sun Tzu

166040. The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. – Sun Tzu

166041. The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. – Sun Tzu

166042. The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. – Sun Tzu

166043. The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. – Sun Tzu

166044. The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. – Sun Tzu

166045. Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. – Sun Tzu

166046. He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. – Sun Tzu

166047. For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. – Sun Tzu

166048. Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? – Sun Tzu

166049. Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. – Sun Tzu

166050. All warfare is based on deception. – Sun Tzu

166051. All war is deception. – Sun Tzu

166052. All war is based on deception. – Sun Tzu

166053. All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. – Sun Tzu

166054. For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards. – Sun Tzu

166055. Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate. – Sun Tzu

166056. I’ve always wanted to act since I was little. – Alanna Ubach

166057. I’ve always wanted to act and I can’t think of anything else I’d want to do, honestly. – Alanna Ubach

166058. I’ve never had plastic surgery, but if they made a new invention for making people taller, I’d be the first to have the surgery. – Alanna Ubach

166059. It was a lot of fun being a child actress. It suited me. I don’t think it suits everybody, but I was in it because I had a passion, not because my parents wanted me to make money. If other kids want to do it, and they really like acting, go for it. – Alanna Ubach

166060. My favorite part of my appearance is my height. I’m five foot one and I feel feminine being small. – Alanna Ubach

166061. My role in ‘Legally Blonde’ was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I’ve had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you’ll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I’ve played. – Alanna Ubach

166062. Stem cells have the potential to be used to treat and better understand some of the world’s most deadly and disabling diseases. – Mark Udall

166063. While expanding market access for American industry, financial markets and farmers is critical, I believe it needs to be done responsibly, accounting for the treatment and protection of workers and the environment. – Mark Udall

166064. The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines – not to send more troops to Iraq – but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally. – Mark Udall

166065. Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life… The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners. – Mark Udall

166066. On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity. – Mark Udall

166067. It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust, there are still those who would deny it. – Mark Udall

166068. I haven’t inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children. – Mark Udall

166069. Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks. – Mark Udall

166070. There is no question that we must do more to secure our borders – but how we go about securing them is also important. – Mark Udall

166071. President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government. – Mark Udall

166072. Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. – Mo Udall

166073. The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival. – Mo Udall

166074. One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks. – Mo Udall

166075. If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong. – Mo Udall

166076. I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside. – Mo Udall

166077. For those of you who don’t understand Reaganomics, it’s based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter. – Mo Udall

166078. The ability to change one’s views without losing one’s seat is the mark of a great politician. – Mo Udall

166079. Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission. – Stewart Udall

166080. Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants. – Stewart Udall

166081. The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. – Stewart Udall

166082. Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. – Stewart Udall

166083. We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. – Stewart Udall

166084. They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front. – Tom Udall

166085. It’s a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way, how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear waste we have created over the years. – Tom Udall

166086. Well the appeals happening because we believe the certification process uh, hasn’t worked out the way it should, that there hasn’t been substantial evidence to support their certification. – Tom Udall

166087. Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole, what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things, right out of law school. – Tom Udall

166088. As a part of preparing those lawsuits, learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production process I guess you’d say. – Tom Udall

166089. Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs. – Tom Udall

166090. The integrity of the game is everything. – Peter Ueberroth

166091. This is America’s Team and we are confident this outstanding group of athletes will make our country proud. – Peter Ueberroth

166092. The international game has changed for bidding cities. – Peter Ueberroth

166093. Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day. – Peter Ueberroth

166094. It’s not, ‘We have a city to bid, now let’s go check in with the federal government’. – Peter Ueberroth

166095. Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on. – Peter Ueberroth

166096. A cloud hangs over baseball. It’s a cloud called drugs and it’s permeated our game. – Peter Ueberroth

166097. The state is out of control, the state is on a spending binge, the state has to stop putting itself in a hole that’s getting deeper and deeper and deeper. – Peter Ueberroth

166098. Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word? – Bob Uecker

166099. In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs. – Bob Uecker

166100. When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me. – Bob Uecker

166101. The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up. – Bob Uecker

166102. Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products. – Bob Uecker

166103. Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist. – Bob Uecker

166104. I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed. – Bob Uecker

166105. I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture. – Bob Uecker

166106. Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat. – Bob Uecker

166107. I had slumps that lasted into the winter. – Bob Uecker

166108. Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times. – Bob Uecker

166109. I didn’t get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly. – Bob Uecker

166110. When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes. – Bob Uecker

166111. If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter. – Bob Uecker

166112. Sometimes I think of life as a process where everybody is discouraging and taking everybody else down a peg or two. – Brenda Ueland

166113. The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty. – Brenda Ueland

166114. It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one’s mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next. – Brenda Ueland

166115. Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands. – Brenda Ueland

166116. Even if I knew for certain that I would never have anything published again, and would never make another cent from it, I would still keep on writing. – Brenda Ueland

166117. All children have creative power. – Brenda Ueland

166118. I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. – Brenda Ueland

166119. This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say. – Brenda Ueland

166120. We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them. – Nobuo Uematsu

166121. I just initiated the project where I write music for somebody else to write the lyrics and also for the orchestra to perform. I’ve just initiated the project. That leads the project into creating an independent label outside of game music. – Nobuo Uematsu

166122. I think that American people really know how to pursue fun, they really know how to have a good time. Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans, so I’m jealous. – Nobuo Uematsu

166123. It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone with a particular sound during the family computer era. – Nobuo Uematsu

166124. Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music. – Nobuo Uematsu

166125. So I don’t really have a clear plan, in terms of music, as to where I want to head in the future. – Nobuo Uematsu

166126. There’s some familiarity in Celtic music, even if you’ve never heard that piece of music before. – Nobuo Uematsu

166127. Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister’s husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general. – Nobuo Uematsu

166128. As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time. – Nobuo Uematsu

166129. I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years. – Nobuo Uematsu

166130. The second album of Black Mages is currently in the process of recording and the basic tracks have already been completed. Hopefully sometime in the future we will be able to have a concert. – Nobuo Uematsu

166131. Certainly my only interest is not in Celtic music. – Nobuo Uematsu

166132. For over ten years or so game music has developed into a very large market. – Nobuo Uematsu

166133. I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums. – Nobuo Uematsu

166134. When you talk about the Final Fantasy series, the series started selling better after 7, and that was the base idea for the center of the set list for the LA concert. – Nobuo Uematsu

166135. And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned, it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here. – Nobuo Uematsu

166136. However in countries outside of Japan I think game music is still a potential growth market that has not yet developed to the extent that we are seeing in Japan. – Nobuo Uematsu

166137. However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically. – Nobuo Uematsu

166138. However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant. – Nobuo Uematsu

166139. I always begin to compose the melody first. – Nobuo Uematsu

166140. I believe that there are many interesting projects that are potentially possible for me other than game music, and therefore in my mind there are several things that are being contemplated. – Nobuo Uematsu

166141. I believe that there are still people who believe that game music is something equal to just an effect incorporated into the game, something like a BGM. And therefore this is something that I would like to show that is not true. – Nobuo Uematsu

166142. I don’t know anyone who would be exclusively working on game music, per se. – Nobuo Uematsu

166143. And it’s very strange, but I think there is something very common – not only in Celtic music – but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries. – Nobuo Uematsu

166144. Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere. – Morihei Ueshiba

166145. The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. – Morihei Ueshiba

166146. Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere. – Morihei Ueshiba

166147. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher. – Morihei Ueshiba

166148. The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world’s eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land. – Morihei Ueshiba

166149. The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. – Morihei Ueshiba

166150. The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang. – Morihei Ueshiba

166151. There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within. – Morihei Ueshiba

166152. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. – Morihei Ueshiba

166153. To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury in the Art of Peace. – Morihei Ueshiba

166154. When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way. – Morihei Ueshiba

166155. Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. – Morihei Ueshiba

166156. Your spirit is the true shield. – Morihei Ueshiba

166157. One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. – Morihei Ueshiba

166158. When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace. – Morihei Ueshiba

166159. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. – Morihei Ueshiba

166160. All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love. – Morihei Ueshiba

166161. Mankind’s role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things. – Morihei Ueshiba

166162. All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together. – Morihei Ueshiba

166163. As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you. – Morihei Ueshiba

166164. Create each day anew. – Morihei Ueshiba

166165. Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer. – Morihei Ueshiba

166166. Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit – love. – Morihei Ueshiba

166167. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. – Morihei Ueshiba

166168. Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. – Morihei Ueshiba

166169. If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth. – Morihei Ueshiba

166170. In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential – do not let your heart waver! – Morihei Ueshiba

166171. Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. – Morihei Ueshiba

166172. It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses. – Morihei Ueshiba

166173. Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. – Morihei Ueshiba

166174. A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind. – Morihei Ueshiba

166175. Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love. – Morihei Ueshiba

166176. The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes. – Walter Ulbricht

166177. When has there ever been a government in German history that came to the people and revealed its detailed plans for the coming years? That could not happen before, since German governments planned war and conquest. – Walter Ulbricht

166178. This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people. – Walter Ulbricht

166179. The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning. – Walter Ulbricht

166180. The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people. – Walter Ulbricht

166181. The plan shows that the twenty million people in the German democratic Republic and in the democratic sector of Berlin think only of peace, and that they are working for freedom and peaceful prosperity. – Walter Ulbricht

166182. The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be. – Walter Ulbricht

166183. The guiding principle is not to manufacture the goods everyone needs, rather to earn profits for a few capitalists. – Walter Ulbricht

166184. The government of the German Democratic Republic rejects secret policies. It works for the people, and only the people, so it does not need to keep secrets like the warmongers. – Walter Ulbricht

166185. Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland. – Walter Ulbricht

166186. May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany. – Walter Ulbricht

166187. Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world what the Germans can do when they work for peace. – Walter Ulbricht

166188. Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights. – Walter Ulbricht

166189. It is the most important contribution we can make to speeding up reunification. – Walter Ulbricht

166190. The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually. – Walter Ulbricht

166191. Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. – Walter Ulbricht

166192. In the past, people worked together only when some great disaster threatened. – Walter Ulbricht

166193. Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry. – Walter Ulbricht

166194. If only we could accept that there is no difference between us where human values are concerned. Whatever sex. – Liv Ullman

166195. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust. – Samuel Ullman

166196. Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. – Samuel Ullman

166197. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. – Samuel Ullman

166198. I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me. – Tracey Ullman

166199. As I get older, I just prefer to knit. – Tracey Ullman

166200. As you get older, you realize it’s work. It’s that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I’d love to know how to make that last. – Tracey Ullman

166201. Every character I do is based on someone I know. – Tracey Ullman

166202. I don’t get very involved in the L.A. scene. When you do get invited out, you are expected to be on all the time. It’s just wearying. – Tracey Ullman

166203. I hate clowns. – Tracey Ullman

166204. I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements. I’ve gotten ridiculous offers. – Tracey Ullman

166205. I like going to France, because no one knows who I am. – Tracey Ullman

166206. I like infomercials. – Tracey Ullman

166207. I loved the late Gilda Radner. I love Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin. – Tracey Ullman

166208. I think serial monogamy says it all. – Tracey Ullman

166209. I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped. – Tracey Ullman

166210. I wish I could believe that one person could make a difference. – Tracey Ullman

166211. I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years. – Tracey Ullman

166212. I love John Waters. There’s stuff in it that’s beyond the boundaries of my taste, but his movies have always been like that. – Tracey Ullman

166213. Maybe when I’m 75 and living in the south of France, after everyone I want to bitch about is already dead, then I may want to talk about my life in Hollywood. – Tracey Ullman

166214. Work is important to me. I want to do things for principle, not just for the sake of doing them. – Tracey Ullman

166215. I’m not a crazy, party-going sort of person. – Tracey Ullman

166216. Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek? – Tracey Ullman

166217. There are different types of love, and my love for my child is like me and my mum. We’ve gone through a lot of rocky patches, but we never stop loving. – Tracey Ullman

166218. The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people. I like that. I don’t want nouveau cult status, though I know we’ve got that sort of audience in the states. – Tracey Ullman

166219. My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors. – Tracey Ullman

166220. You become so encapsulated in this world of being a star. People listen to what you say, you have this voice, it becomes unreal and you become far removed from the people you came from. – Tracey Ullman

166221. It’s the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me. – Tracey Ullman

166222. It’s sometimes shocking to find out what people really believe in. – Tracey Ullman

166223. It’s funny – if you impersonate somebody, they have no idea it’s them. – Tracey Ullman

166224. It makes you more open, it gives you perspective, having a child. – Tracey Ullman

166225. I’ve never looked ahead very much in my life. I’ve never had any grand plan from the outset. I had no burning ambition to do what I do. – Tracey Ullman

166226. I’m still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes. – Tracey Ullman

166227. I’m as famous as I want to be. – Tracey Ullman

166228. I’m usually put off by performers when they get political. – Tracey Ullman

166229. Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool. – Liv Ullmann

166230. Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit. – Liv Ullmann

166231. Sometimes I get a little tired of it. But you know, what a privilege, to get tired of working with Ingmar Bergman. – Liv Ullmann

166232. The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for. – Liv Ullmann

166233. The older one gets in this profession, the more people there are with whom one would never work again. – Liv Ullmann

166234. We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked… not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn’t be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable. – Liv Ullmann

166235. The essence of a general’s job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things. – Walter F. Ulmer

166236. We’ve got some very good things to do without screwing around with sleeves. – Walter F. Ulmer

166237. The only band that we have never played with but have always wanted to is the Rolling Stones. – Lars Ulrich

166238. What’s the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don’t listen to me, don’t listen to James, don’t listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers. – Lars Ulrich

166239. Some people try and tell you what the songs are about and it bores me to death. – Lars Ulrich

166240. Our music comes from our hearts – and it always has. – Lars Ulrich

166241. One of my few shortcomings is that I can’t predict the future. – Lars Ulrich

166242. Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system. – Lars Ulrich

166243. If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun. – Lars Ulrich

166244. I’m just sittin here trying not to be unhappy. – Lars Ulrich

166245. Everytime we put a record out, we lose people that can’t deal with the growth. – Lars Ulrich

166246. As long as it says Metallica on the record it’s Metallica. – Lars Ulrich

166247. Whatever labels are being pinned on me have nothing to do with me. – Skeet Ulrich

166248. The more you understand me, the less characters I can play. – Skeet Ulrich

166249. I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield. – Skeet Ulrich

166250. I would take William H. Macy as a teacher any day of the week. He’s incredible. He’s got a lot of hard-earned experience. – Skeet Ulrich

166251. I’m an actor, coming from New York theater. – Skeet Ulrich

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166252. I’m not the most talkative guy in the world. – Skeet Ulrich

166253. My mom’s been married three times; my dad has been married a lot. I didn’t really see my dad that much. – Skeet Ulrich

166254. People said, That’s great for your career, but what have you done? I kept feeling I had to defend myself. – Skeet Ulrich

166255. The Native American side was tragic. It’s just unbelievable what has happened to them. – Skeet Ulrich

166256. The whole Indian thing, I always say it’s really the American holocaust. It’s something we need to look at. – Skeet Ulrich

166257. There’s a lot of reasons you can think of to say why you act, but I can only say that it just felt good. At the same time, it felt really painful. It’s still troubling and stressful to me. – Skeet Ulrich

166258. There’s been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism. – Skeet Ulrich

166259. I think you have to refill the well at some point. – Skeet Ulrich

166260. What’s the classical moment that every actor or actress deals with? A tragic thing. They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes. But in life, it’s not that way. – Skeet Ulrich

166261. In this business, you’re either Brad Pitt right away, or you’re already going down the ladder. – Skeet Ulrich

166262. Ultimately, it’s a pretty confusing moment. – Skeet Ulrich

166263. I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin, especially when people start questioning me. – Skeet Ulrich

166264. I think when someone becomes an actor, people say, Aw, you could see it in him when he was little. But I think you can see that quality in every little kid. – Skeet Ulrich

166265. As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver, of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home, Country Roads. – Skeet Ulrich

166266. As an actor, you want to keep your demons to some extent, but you also have to exorcise them so you can use them instead of them using you. – Skeet Ulrich

166267. Because of the need to remove all modernism, we stayed in the middle of nowhere all day long, living out of tents. It was cold. It definitely set the scene. – Skeet Ulrich

166268. Everybody else has been seen, been proven. – Skeet Ulrich

166269. Everyone’s really lazy in L.A. – Skeet Ulrich

166270. My problem with interviews, one day I’ll think one thing, and the next day I’ll think the exact opposite. – Skeet Ulrich

166271. I don’t use the techniques I learned at NYU much anymore. – Skeet Ulrich

166272. I get to play a killer next. – Skeet Ulrich

166273. Any time I got in emotional turmoil, I felt sick all the time, like at any minute I would die. – Skeet Ulrich

166274. I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina. – Skeet Ulrich

166275. Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with. – Skeet Ulrich

166276. I guess I’m a little charmed. I never thought this would happen so quick. – Skeet Ulrich

166277. I had gone to school to study marine biology. – Skeet Ulrich

166278. I scored a 910 on my SAT. I didn’t care about education. I don’t know what I cared about. – Skeet Ulrich

166279. I think I’m extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you’re getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that. – Skeet Ulrich

166280. I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do, but right now that’s impossible. – Skeet Ulrich

166281. I didn’t even go to my prom. I didn’t have one date in high school. – Skeet Ulrich

166282. I believe that religion should be totally separated from the state. That’s not the way it is today, not even in Sweden. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166283. The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166284. The story of Jesus is very fascinating. It still has such a tremendous power, even after 2,000 years! We don’t really know if he existed as a historical figure. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166285. Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166286. Cultural variety is always worth striving for, but must never precede the declaration of human rights. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166287. And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede. For them it’s natural that human rights come first. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166288. I believe that religious faith schools are highly dubious. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166289. I’m so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions. – Bjorn Ulvaeus

166290. Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning. – Miguel de Unamuno

166291. Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons. – Miguel de Unamuno

166292. That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence. – Miguel de Unamuno

166293. The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule. – Miguel de Unamuno

166294. The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness. – Miguel de Unamuno

166295. The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found. – Miguel de Unamuno

166296. There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man – that is, the more divine – the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish. – Miguel de Unamuno

166297. To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be. – Miguel de Unamuno

166298. True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant. – Miguel de Unamuno

166299. We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe. – Miguel de Unamuno

166300. We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. – Miguel de Unamuno

166301. What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it. – Miguel de Unamuno

166302. Your neighbor’s vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you. – Miguel de Unamuno

166303. Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them. – Miguel de Unamuno

166304. To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most. – Miguel de Unamuno

166305. Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. – Miguel de Unamuno

166306. Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. – Miguel de Unamuno

166307. A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. – Miguel de Unamuno

166308. Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. – Miguel de Unamuno

166309. Science is a cemetery of dead ideas. – Miguel de Unamuno

166310. Consciousness is a disease. – Miguel de Unamuno

166311. Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems. – Miguel de Unamuno

166312. If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing. – Miguel de Unamuno

166313. If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory. – Miguel de Unamuno

166314. It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno

166315. It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs. – Miguel de Unamuno

166316. Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death. – Miguel de Unamuno

166317. Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. – Miguel de Unamuno

166318. Man dies of cold, not of darkness. – Miguel de Unamuno

166319. Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. – Miguel de Unamuno

166320. A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. – Miguel de Unamuno

166321. God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer. – Evelyn Underhill

166322. You don’t have to be peculiar to find God. – Evelyn Underhill

166323. Try to arrange things so that you can have a reasonable bit of quiet every day. – Evelyn Underhill

166324. Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I’m tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me. – Evelyn Underhill

166325. There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not. – Evelyn Underhill

166326. The will is what matters – as long as you have that, you are safe. – Evelyn Underhill

166327. The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that. – Evelyn Underhill

166328. Adoration is caring for God above all else. – Evelyn Underhill

166329. God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament. – Evelyn Underhill

166330. God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not. – Evelyn Underhill

166331. Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. – Evelyn Underhill

166332. Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. – Evelyn Underhill

166333. All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. – Evelyn Underhill

166334. After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. – Evelyn Underhill

166335. Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination. – Evelyn Underhill

166336. In my relations with my father, which are difficult and where I’m often met by coolness and indifference, I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent. Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly. – Evelyn Underhill

166337. So it’s a source of fun and a source of pride to have been a part of this little movie that could. – Blair Underwood

166338. Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that’s successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode. – Blair Underwood

166339. Our deal always was that we did one as scripted always, we got it like we thought we needed – so we were all happy with it as written. Then I’d let him play as long as we had time. – Blair Underwood

166340. That is the thing I’m most grateful for in this industry to be able to spin in those different mediums, with television, film and the stage – at this stage of the game. – Blair Underwood

166341. My Soul to Keep is the ultimate love story with a black man and a black woman. I call it the ultimate love story. It’s about an immortal. We’re shooting for this Fall and that’s been a six year development right there. – Blair Underwood

166342. Two packed houses. I guess the theater sat 2,700 people every night so it was an amazing experience. – Blair Underwood

166343. Now it’s a fully realized production but for the fact that we’re holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them, and some of us didn’t and you have to by union rules hold the script. You don’t have to use them but you gotta hold them. – Blair Underwood

166344. The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we’ll see that’s to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it. – Blair Underwood

166345. The voice over is a hat you put on right now as opposed to worrying about going through wardrobe, and having to look a certain way. You just got to let your voice do the talking for you. – Blair Underwood

166346. I heard we’ll get you a pass because we know you’re married to a black woman. You’re married to a sister so we’ll give you that pass but also, those who know me but also if they look at the body of work, it is the bigger picture. – Blair Underwood

166347. My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy’s movie is wack, but they loved it. – Blair Underwood

166348. When I doing dinner theater in high school, I was talking to a woman who had been in the business for a while and I said I want to act, that’s all I want to do with my life and she said if you’re serious then you need to hone every discipline you can. – Blair Underwood

166349. You never know how things will last, if they will last, and how people will use them in the future. It was a fun movie for young people at the time in the 80s; but it struck a cord with people and it has lasted so I’m very proud of being a part of that. – Blair Underwood

166350. To be still standing 20 years in this business is a great feeling, I can’t even tell you. – Blair Underwood

166351. All you can do is do the best you can and I did that. I had a great time. I made a product and I was not embarrassed by it at all so you do it and you move on. – Blair Underwood

166352. I think one of the most difficult challenges in show business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly realize and reveal what’s already been there – like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York. I haven’t been that far out of my comfort zone in a while. – Blair Underwood

166353. I haven’t done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me. – Blair Underwood

166354. I haven’t done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership. – Blair Underwood

166355. I tell you one of the great things about this movie is, with all that’s going on around the world right now, it’s just good to go to a movie where you don’t have to think too hard, just have a good time, and relax and be crazy. – Blair Underwood

166356. I won’t go into detail but this animated one, the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it. – Blair Underwood

166357. I’d rather say no and have said no and do say no often. I walk away from projects if it doesn’t feel right; if it’s not the right team of people pulling in together or if the script isn’t right. It could be a great idea but the script doesn’t work. – Blair Underwood

166358. In terms of the black female audience, usually if you’re true to that character but more so in your body of work if you’ve proven that you love your sisters and you proven you will come back home like in 42.4% they’ll give you a pass when you jump ship. I hear it all the time. – Blair Underwood

166359. It could be a great script but the director is not the right person for me to work for at this time. So there are a lot of elements that come into play and a lot of variables, but more than anything it’s got to be a great script and a great character. – Blair Underwood

166360. It’s a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I’d love to come with you and she honored that. – Blair Underwood

166361. It’s about strengthening the relationship and the bond of parent to child. – Blair Underwood

166362. It’s just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I’ve done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon. – Blair Underwood

166363. I’ll tell you what 20 years teaches you – is that if one thing doesn’t last something else will come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now. – Blair Underwood

166364. It’s something that was very interesting to me to be a part of and all of them again because of the relationship. Some of the superhero movies are better than others. – Blair Underwood

166365. Throw caution to the wind and just do it. – Carrie Underwood

166366. I’ve never really been anywhere, and now I get to go everywhere. I just have to make sure there’s enough memory on my computer to hold all my pictures. – Carrie Underwood

166367. It’s nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed. – Carrie Underwood

166368. My very first magazine cover was the National Enquirer. – Carrie Underwood

166369. Right afterwards there was a whole, whole lot of press to do, so the week after, all day, every day, was press so I didn’t really get a chance to celebrate. – Carrie Underwood

166370. So many people always try to help me carry my luggage and help me do things I can do myself. If I can do it myself, I’m going to do it myself. I’m not going to let other people do it for me, and I think that’s a big part of where I came from. I’m not a real prissy girl. – Carrie Underwood

166371. The only other time I’ve been away from home was when I went to college. And that was just an hour away, so I could always go home if I needed to. – Carrie Underwood

166372. There’s a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean. – Carrie Underwood

166373. This is the best night of my life. And it’s going to get better. – Carrie Underwood

166374. We don’t have milk cows. People have so many stereotypes of people from where I come from – Oklahoma. We don’t ride around in covered wagons, either. – Carrie Underwood

166375. I’ve heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself. I’ve even heard that I’m pregnant! I’ve become real good about laughing things off – I figure I’d better get used to it. – Carrie Underwood

166376. I got to meet some of the best people I’ve ever met, and we all grew as people and as entertainers. – Carrie Underwood

166377. There’s not ever much of anything going on in my head. – Carrie Underwood

166378. Everybody knows what’s going on. Even if they don’t watch it they know what’s happening. – Carrie Underwood

166379. All of us gave it all we’ve got, overcame a whole lot just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves. We’re just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams. – Carrie Underwood

166380. American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything. – Carrie Underwood

166381. As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that’s why this year was so successful. – Carrie Underwood

166382. I want people to think of me as a nice person. I really am so blessed. All of this has been a great experience and I thank the American public so much for putting me in this position. I appreciate every second of it. – Carrie Underwood

166383. Being a part of SKECHERS is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image. – Carrie Underwood

166384. I’m not worried. I’m just so grateful to be in the position that I’m in. I’m just going with the flow right now, and I think my album will come together quite nicely because I think everybody is on the same page. – Carrie Underwood

166385. Everything’s completely different, and it’s been hard. Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful people around me, and I think I’m handling things pretty well. – Carrie Underwood

166386. I can’t believe this is happening to me. The weirdest thing is it was just a dream, and now it’s actually real. It’s hard to believe sometimes. – Carrie Underwood

166387. I want my permanent address to be in Oklahoma. Someday, when I get married and I have kids, that’s where I want to raise my kids. – Carrie Underwood

166388. I wondered how people would take me being a country music singer. I thought about deviating from that and singing other things. But… it doesn’t really make sense for me to try to be something that I’m not. – Carrie Underwood

166389. I’m fighting a losing battle here: I’m trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that’s one of my biggest downfalls. I haven’t gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I’d probably be about 300 pounds. – Carrie Underwood

166390. At first, it was hard to sit down and read the things that people were saying. A lot of people would’ve worked their way up to this position and would’ve gotten a thick skin over a few years’ time. For me, though, all this happened in a few months. – Carrie Underwood

166391. Most of my father’s life consisted of traveling to almost every part of Europe. – Sigrid Undset

166392. I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance and it was thus that I went through my school years. – Sigrid Undset

166393. I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps. – Sigrid Undset

166394. I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published. – Sigrid Undset

166395. I’m not going to change the world overnight. It’s one person at a time, and hopefully they’re people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting. – Gabrielle Union

166396. I love romantic comedies. They’re for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There’s nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That’s not second nature to me, thank God. – Gabrielle Union

166397. I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else. Maybe I’ll open up a chain of Popeye’s Chicken. – Gabrielle Union

166398. Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty. – Gabrielle Union

166399. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. – Johnny Unitas

166400. I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will? – Johnny Unitas

166401. There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. – Johnny Unitas

166402. Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows. – Al Unser

166403. I tell all the rookies that come into our series and all the young drivers they can come ask me anything at any time, and we’ll give them the straight shoot. – Al Unser

166404. I wouldn’t mind meeting Eddie Van Halen. That would be great. We need to invite him to a race. – Al Unser

166405. I’ve got a great team of engineers behind this race car. I’ve got a great bunch of mechanics that make it reliable. This car is developed to go out there and be better than the Reynard, and I feel that it is. – Al Unser

166406. If we get in an accident that’s strong enough to break bones, it’s going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I’ve got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good. – Al Unser

166407. The only thing that’s changed is the competitiveness of the series. It’s only become harder to win in our series as the years have gone by. Competition breeds good things, and that’s what’s happened here. – Al Unser

166408. Winning in my business is everything. – Al Unser

166409. I feel honesty always works. – Bobby Unser

166410. Yellow usually means it’s not that serious. – Bobby Unser

166411. Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. – Bobby Unser

166412. Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire. – Bobby Unser

166413. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. – Bobby Unser

166414. The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all. – John Updike

166415. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. – John Updike

166416. Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life. – John Updike

166417. Sex is like money; only too much is enough. – John Updike

166418. Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency. – John Updike

166419. That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds. – John Updike

166420. The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever. – John Updike

166421. The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it. – John Updike

166422. The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop. – John Updike

166423. The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. – John Updike

166424. The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion. – John Updike

166425. There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes. – John Updike

166426. There’s a crystallization that goes on in a poem which the young man can bring off, but which the middle-aged man can’t. – John Updike

166427. To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client. – John Updike

166428. Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man. – John Updike

166429. Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works. – John Updike

166430. We are most alive when we’re in love. – John Updike

166431. We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. – John Updike

166432. When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. – John Updike

166433. Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. – John Updike

166434. Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. – John Updike

166435. Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. – John Updike

166436. What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. – John Updike

166437. Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism. – John Updike

166438. We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable. – John Updike

166439. Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered. – John Updike

166440. A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience. – John Updike

166441. A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world. – John Updike

166442. A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. – John Updike

166443. America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. – John Updike

166444. Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them. – John Updike

166445. An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause. – John Updike

166446. Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. – John Updike

166447. But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography. – John Updike

166448. By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved. – John Updike

166449. Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. – John Updike

166450. From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. – John Updike

166451. If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money. – John Updike

166452. I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. – John Updike

166453. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better. – John Updike

166454. Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. – John Updike

166455. Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. – John Updike

166456. Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself. – John Updike

166457. For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities. – John Updike

166458. Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience. – John Updike

166459. Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner. – John Updike

166460. Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day’s progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper. – John Updike

166461. Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. – John Updike

166462. Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading. – John Updike

166463. Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition. – Fred Upton

166464. For those broadcasters who are less than responsible, the FCC needs to have sharper teeth to enforce the law. – Fred Upton

166465. We’ve heard this before; ‘things are bad, we are gonna fix them,’ and they remain unfixed. – Fred Upton

166466. That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you’re not being spontaneous, you’re just recreating something. – Karl Urban

166467. I don’t see a benefit in accepting every single little morsel of work that comes along because I think in essence what you’re doing is you’re raping yourself really. – Karl Urban

166468. When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I’ve got those wings on my back. – Karl Urban

166469. There’s only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you’re dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It’s all about the transfer of energy between different actors. – Karl Urban

166470. That’s always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you’re attempting to do. – Karl Urban

166471. It’s such a small industry here you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us. – Karl Urban

166472. I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen. – Karl Urban

166473. I’ll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting “Heaven” it was truly guerrilla film-making. – Karl Urban

166474. It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80’s. – Karl Urban

166475. Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it. – Karl Urban

166476. Once we get into the groove, we’re kind of like long-distance runners – that adrenalin kicks in for me and I just keep running – and I don’t stop! – Keith Urban

166477. They’re mostly done before we went into the studio, although I do like writing in the studio. – Keith Urban

166478. My father’s record collection was all country. That’s how I was exposed to it. – Keith Urban

166479. It’s something I’ve always loved doing. I’m not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit. I’m there every second of every day. That’s my hands-on situation. – Keith Urban

166480. It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you’re writing all the time. You’re collecting songs. I’ve had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record. – Keith Urban

166481. I’ve always been a pretty private, quiet kind of person and so I haven’t had to change my life really at all, I don’t think. – Keith Urban

166482. I’m a little more comfortable in that role. I love being in the studio. – Keith Urban

166483. I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don’t know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It’s vanity because no one does. – Keith Urban

166484. I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart’s in the right place, and I love country music. – Keith Urban

166485. It’s not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you’re looking for songs all year long and you’re writing all year long. – Keith Urban

166486. You’re always in a different headspace when you make each record, so hopefully they’re all different. You just pick up things that you wish you hadn’t done on the first one. – Keith Urban

166487. But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument. – Midge Ure

166488. You think that religion is a thing that is there to help you and to see you through life, and then you wake up one morning and find the entire Irish situation, the civil war that’s based on religion. – Midge Ure

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166489. You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I’ve had it. I haven’t got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don’t get a lot of expression on the keyboard. – Midge Ure

166490. So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things, and therefore left a lot of holes. I didn’t want to use big pad chords everywhere. All of the songs are built up of small melodies and counter melodies all played very rhythmically. – Midge Ure

166491. I start with the subject matter I want to write about. Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music. Once I’ve done that, the lyrics come last. – Midge Ure

166492. At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard. – Midge Ure

166493. In the music industry, you meet some not very nice people, some very strange characters. – Midge Ure

166494. Series work is just grueling. – Robert Urich

166495. There was an inquiry just last week about the new Bette Midler show, and I just didn’t want to do that. – Robert Urich

166496. I’ve cheated myself: there are other things I could have done to fill out the bouquet of my career. – Robert Urich

166497. I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately, on television you can’t hide who you are. – Robert Urich

166498. Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it. – Robert Urich

166499. A healthy outside starts from the inside. – Robert Urich

166500. While there’s time left, I want to do different kinds of things. – Robert Urich

166501. I’m not ready for another series. I have fun doing other kinds of things. – Robert Urich

166502. My first book was rejected nine times. It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953. – Leon Uris

166503. Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about. – Leon Uris

166504. Usually a good part of the people trying it end up not making it. – Leon Uris

166505. So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain… and retain. – Leon Uris

166506. Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies. – Leon Uris

166507. You can try to reach an audience, but you just write what comes out of you and you just hope that it is accepted. You do not write specifically to a generation. – Leon Uris

166508. It is extremely important to know what you don’t want to find. – Leon Uris

166509. I was a terrible English student. – Leon Uris

166510. I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. – Leon Uris

166511. I have been writing for 50 years and readers still read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps. – Leon Uris

166512. I essentially write for myself. – Leon Uris

166513. I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. – Leon Uris

166514. I do not write for an audience. – Leon Uris

166515. I am very proud of this work because it is more about the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship to what this whole century has been about, people liberating themselves, freeing themselves. – Leon Uris

166516. I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer. – Leon Uris

166517. Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. – Leon Uris

166518. English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can’t buy it no one puts it there you’re born with it. – Leon Uris

166519. Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died. – Peter Ustinov

166520. People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven’t got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom. – Peter Ustinov

166521. Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique. – Peter Ustinov

166522. Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. – Peter Ustinov

166523. Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well. – Peter Ustinov

166524. Monica Seles: I’d hate to be next door to her on her wedding night. – Peter Ustinov

166525. Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustinov

166526. Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them. – Peter Ustinov

166527. Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus. – Peter Ustinov

166528. Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved. – Peter Ustinov

166529. The French and the British are such good enemies that they can’t resist being friends. – Peter Ustinov

166530. The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought. – Peter Ustinov

166531. The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill. – Peter Ustinov

166532. The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come. – Peter Ustinov

166533. The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation. – Peter Ustinov

166534. The truth is an ambition which is beyond us. – Peter Ustinov

166535. It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon. – Peter Ustinov

166536. To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. – Peter Ustinov

166537. Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn’t amount to much. – Peter Ustinov

166538. The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us. – Peter Ustinov

166539. Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find. – Peter Ustinov

166540. A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally. – Peter Ustinov

166541. At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. – Peter Ustinov

166542. Books, I don’t know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can’t for the life of me see why people have to write them. – Peter Ustinov

166543. By increasing the size of the keyhole, today’s playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door. – Peter Ustinov

166544. Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. – Peter Ustinov

166545. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. – Peter Ustinov

166546. Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first. – Peter Ustinov

166547. I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first. – Peter Ustinov

166548. Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information. – Peter Ustinov

166549. It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. – Peter Ustinov

166550. I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. – Peter Ustinov

166551. I have four children which is not bad considering I’m not a Catholic. – Peter Ustinov

166552. I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. – Peter Ustinov

166553. I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world. – Peter Ustinov

166554. I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer. – Peter Ustinov

166555. If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue. – Peter Ustinov

166556. If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done. – Peter Ustinov

166557. In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. – Peter Ustinov

166558. Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them. – Peter Ustinov

166559. Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy. – Peter Ustinov

166560. An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration. – Peter Utley

166561. We never search for scandal, but we use it if it cries out to excess. – Peter Utley

166562. My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord – he wants Milan, and so do I. – Charles V

166563. Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away. – Charles V

166564. Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball. – Charles V

166565. I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. – Charles V

166566. I came, I saw, God conquered. – Charles V

166567. Iron hand in a velvet glove. – Charles V

166568. To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven. – Charles V

166569. Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

166570. All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

166571. One-third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect, which in such a country was much worse yet. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

166572. Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

166573. My life is triage. – Andrew Vachss

166574. No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist. – Andrew Vachss

166575. People are pushing against the fabric of society all the time. – Andrew Vachss

166576. The idea that you’re not a writer until you’re published is a lie. – Andrew Vachss

166577. The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape. – Andrew Vachss

166578. Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society. – Andrew Vachss

166579. I don’t take advances for my books. – Andrew Vachss

166580. Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change. – Andrew Vachss

166581. We don’t protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species. – Andrew Vachss

166582. I’m in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection. – Andrew Vachss

166583. A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids. – Andrew Vachss

166584. I don’t understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don’t know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family. – Andrew Vachss

166585. I think people should be consumers of journalism. – Andrew Vachss

166586. I don’t sign contracts for my books. – Andrew Vachss

166587. I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I’m not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure. – Andrew Vachss

166588. Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball. – Andrew Vachss

166589. Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That’s why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist. – Andrew Vachss

166590. I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference was that she behaved in the way a boy might, without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level. – Roger Vadim

166591. You wouldn’t ask Rodin to make an ugly sculpture, or me to make a film with an ugly woman. – Roger Vadim

166592. There was really nothing shocking in what Brigitte did, what was provocative was her natural sensuality. – Roger Vadim

166593. I shudder at the image they would piece together. – Roger Vadim

166594. We’re playing strip billiards. – Roger Vadim

166595. A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody’s head. – Steve Vai

166596. Besides being a guitar player, I’m a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument. – Steve Vai

166597. The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166598. The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166599. You can change friends but not neighbours. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166600. We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166601. There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166602. The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166603. Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one’s own culture and social organisation. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166604. People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166605. Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166606. Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166607. No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166608. In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166609. We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166610. The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world’s poor. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

166611. You can imagine my embarrassment when I killed the wrong guy. – Joe Valachi

166612. You live by the gun and knife, and die by the gun and knife. – Joe Valachi

166613. I’m dying to get back in front of the cameras. I miss it like crazy. – Holly Valance

166614. Whether you’ve done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it’s just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it’s just fictional stories for entertainment. – Holly Valance

166615. The Neighbours cast is like a second family. – Holly Valance

166616. I just want to do something risque for my debut, purely because I didn’t want to make an entrance being the pretty, sweet type that I’ve been seen as for the last 3 years. – Holly Valance

166617. I don’t want to be 35 years old and still popping out songs in miniskirts and la-la-la. – Holly Valance

166618. Well the press and things like that are pretty hard core, but I don’t pay too much attention to that. – Holly Valance

166619. I’ll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends or something and people come up and ruin the dinner. – Holly Valance

166620. I play opposite Beverly D’Angelo, and that was definitely a great time. – Wilmer Valderrama

166621. Mandy because that was the most meaningful relationship. – Wilmer Valderrama

166622. I got hit twice in the face, and that was not fun. – Wilmer Valderrama

166623. Honestly, I’ve been very blessed. Yes, I am cursed with this gift. – Wilmer Valderrama

166624. As an actor, you should be willing to take challenges. – Wilmer Valderrama

166625. The sex with Mandy was good, but it wasn’t like warm apple pie. – Wilmer Valderrama

166626. Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold. – Jerry Vale

166627. No one today knows what is indecent. – Jack Valenti

166628. The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone. – Jack Valenti

166629. There isn’t anything in the world that can’t be made better. – Jack Valenti

166630. The public’s nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing. – Jack Valenti

166631. The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing… are parents. – Jack Valenti

166632. I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president. – Jack Valenti

166633. Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize China’s aging cinema infrastructure, attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas, and increase demand for U.S. films. – Jack Valenti

166634. Every parent in America has the total power to control all television programming that is dispatched to their home today. – Jack Valenti

166635. Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it. – Jack Valenti

166636. If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down. – Jack Valenti

166637. Kids need stuff which is different than what their life is that they can kind of live through. – Kathy Valentine

166638. When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year. We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record. We’re having a new record out in the Spring. – Kathy Valentine

166639. We only get together when there’s a good reason. Like, last summer, we didn’t really intend to go out, but we thought the B-52’s tour was a good opportunity. – Kathy Valentine

166640. We always have a good time playing, and I’m glad it shows. – Kathy Valentine

166641. The new material fits very comfortably with the older stuff. – Kathy Valentine

166642. Obviously, the hit singles get the biggest reaction – that’s when you can see people really getting excited. – Kathy Valentine

166643. It’s very different than it use to be. I think everybody has a lot more experience in how to be in a relationship – whether it’s a marriage or a significant other or a business or a friend. – Kathy Valentine

166644. It’s kind of like family. I can’t say that we go out to lunch and to the movies every day with each other. Everyone’s fully grown adult women with lives. – Kathy Valentine

166645. If you have to do it, then you’re doing the right thing. – Kathy Valentine

166646. I’ve struggled just as much as anyone else. – Kathy Valentine

166647. I’m friends with Carla Olsen and she’s doing a lot of producing these days. She’s getting quite a little collection of records that she’s produced. She’s real busy. – Kathy Valentine

166648. I will be very grateful that I get to go out and play a song and get well paid for it. – Kathy Valentine

166649. I think it’s a reflection of the music business in general, which to me seems very fragmented. – Kathy Valentine

166650. I met Rodney when I first moved to LA, so I’d say 20 years. He’s the eternal teenager. – Kathy Valentine

166651. I haven’t been approached to do anything, but I would certainly make room for it. It was a really fun time. – Kathy Valentine

166652. Every now and then, a lot of bands doing the same kind of music will organically sprout up at once. – Kathy Valentine

166653. But the Go-Go’s are a very original, kind of organic thing. – Kathy Valentine

166654. Because usually in the past when I was in a big band, that was all I did. – Kathy Valentine

166655. A lot of people don’t realize it, but I’ve a lot less success than I’ve have had success. – Kathy Valentine

166656. I’m hoping that with the high profile that the Go-Go’s are going to have over the next year, that if anybody is interested in what else I do, I’ll have something I can say that I do. – Kathy Valentine

166657. The first album is a classic record and I think the prototype of a sound that no one else does. – Kathy Valentine

166658. A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me. – Rudolph Valentino

166659. Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams. – Rudolph Valentino

166660. I am begining to look more and more like my miserable imitators. – Rudolph Valentino

166661. To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse. – Rudolph Valentino

166662. God has been pleased to save us during the years of war that have already passed. We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end. But we must do our part. – Eamon de Valera

166663. Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago. – Eamon de Valera

166664. When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end. – Eamon de Valera

166665. We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished. – Eamon de Valera

166666. We hope that the plain people – the labourers and small farmers – will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme. – Eamon de Valera

166667. We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency. – Eamon de Valera

166668. We are fully aware that, in a world at war, each set of belligerents is over ready to regard those who are not with them as against them; but the course we have followed is a just course. – Eamon de Valera

166669. Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government haven’t used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country. – Eamon de Valera

166670. The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people. – Eamon de Valera

166671. The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more difficult as time went on and we became more and more isolated. – Eamon de Valera

166672. By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme. – Eamon de Valera

166673. From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality. – Eamon de Valera

166674. Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all the dangers which war can inflict. – Eamon de Valera

166675. Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain’s stand alone, after France had fallen and before America entered the War. – Eamon de Valera

166676. If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food. – Eamon de Valera

166677. If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night. – Eamon de Valera

166678. It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards. – Eamon de Valera

166679. It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and… we need a quarter of a million men. – Eamon de Valera

166680. I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe. – Eamon de Valera

166681. Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder. – Paul Valery

166682. That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false. – Paul Valery

166683. Politeness is organized indifference. – Paul Valery

166684. Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business. – Paul Valery

166685. Power without abuse loses its charm. – Paul Valery

166686. Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. – Paul Valery

166687. Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. – Paul Valery

166688. That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. – Paul Valery

166689. The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. – Paul Valery

166690. The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. – Paul Valery

166691. The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. – Paul Valery

166692. Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken. – Paul Valery

166693. To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. – Paul Valery

166694. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. – Paul Valery

166695. War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other. – Paul Valery

166696. We are enriched by our reciprocate differences. – Paul Valery

166697. The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. – Paul Valery

166698. An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. – Paul Valery

166699. The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds. – Paul Valery

166700. Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. – Paul Valery

166701. A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone. – Paul Valery

166702. A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas. – Paul Valery

166703. A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts. – Paul Valery

166704. A man who is “of sound mind” is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. – Paul Valery

166705. A poem is never finished, only abandoned. – Paul Valery

166706. A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. – Paul Valery

166707. At times I think and at times I am. – Paul Valery

166708. In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well. – Paul Valery

166709. Man’s great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to. – Paul Valery

166710. Love is being stupid together. – Paul Valery

166711. A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others. – Paul Valery

166712. Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh. – Paul Valery

166713. History is the science of things which are not repeated. – Paul Valery

166714. God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. – Paul Valery

166715. God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. – Paul Valery

166716. Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. – Paul Valery

166717. There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration. – Boris Vallejo

166718. You can not do what you want to do unless you know the correct technique. The only other way you can learn how to do it is by doing it yourself, which would take twice as long than if you went to school. – Boris Vallejo

166719. You can’t do a machine without knowing something about how it’s going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don’t enjoy doing period clothes. – Boris Vallejo

166720. I find that acrylics dry very fast – which is supposed to be its charm; however, I find that because of that quality they don’t blend as nicely as the oils. The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics. Also, the colors are brighter with oils. – Boris Vallejo

166721. Manuel Rosales is being unjustly persecuted. He won’t return to Venezuela under these circumstances, because Peru will never expel him. – Javier Valle-Riestra

166722. Modeling isn’t boring. – Amber Valletta

166723. We are what we see. We are products of our surroundings. – Amber Valletta

166724. I am a kid. I’ll always be a girl at heart. – Amber Valletta

166725. It is in the mind and the heart where we meet. It’s not the body-the body will change. – Amber Valletta

166726. If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast. – Amber Valletta

166727. I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low, half sleeping and half listening. – Frankie Valli

166728. I’m not doing contemporary songs unless something comes along that really knocks my socks off. – Frankie Valli

166729. Jazz was my first love. – Frankie Valli

166730. You can take the guy out of the neighorhood but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the guy. – Frankie Valli

166731. Well, for us, it’s always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it’s always a big plus no matter what happens. – Ville Valo

166732. Music’s always been really cathartic. It’s the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song. – Ville Valo

166733. So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don’t think all those things shut each other out. – Ville Valo

166734. Some genres I’m not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention. – Ville Valo

166735. Talking about covers, whether visually or sonically, if a particular combination of notes struck a chord in your heart in a way that you want to be a part of it by covering that song, then there’s nothing wrong with it. – Ville Valo

166736. That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance is so personal to me that, now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things, it makes me look at the same things I was writing about back in the day through a different colored lens. – Ville Valo

166737. The guys in Kiss use some make up too so at first it was exiting. I’ve almost stopped using make-up nowadays. – Ville Valo

166738. There’s always reasons to make mistakes. Because then you do new mistakes next time. So they’re beautiful mistakes. – Ville Valo

166739. Unfortunately we just toured the East and West coasts so we didn’t run into any rednecks. – Ville Valo

166740. We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. – Ville Valo

166741. Women are always beautiful. – Ville Valo

166742. Yeah I’m still writing. I’ve got about 14 tracks now. But we’ve been on tour so we haven’t had time to get back to a rehearsal place. – Ville Valo

166743. Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It’s not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It’s about the fact that I really do enjoy it. – Ville Valo

166744. We started playing music from an early age and so we wasn’t really aware of that side of it, the weird thing is the more successful you get the more free booze and drugs you get, they should be given to the bands who don’t have the money. – Ville Valo

166745. I think if we keep on doing good music and people like us and they buy the magazine because we are in the magazine then they cant basically hate us hopefully. – Ville Valo

166746. Los Angeles and New York are the big centers of the music industry worldwide so of course it can be hard for newcomers who don’t know what to expect from the music business. – Ville Valo

166747. Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion. – Ville Valo

166748. Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I’m hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we’ve done. – Ville Valo

166749. I have never acted in one and I’m not at all interested to do so either. – Ville Valo

166750. I haven’t travelled that much before so this is the first time I get to see the big cities of Europe. I’ve never even been to US. – Ville Valo

166751. I love Johnny Cash but I don’t love country music that much. – Ville Valo

166752. Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame. – Ville Valo

166753. I’m a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds. – Ville Valo

166754. I’m a huge fan of James Dean, that got me started. Nowadays I smoke four packs in a day. – Ville Valo

166755. I’m living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel. – Ville Valo

166756. I’ve always been a huge reggae fan. – Ville Valo

166757. I’ve got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I’ve taken better care of my illness. – Ville Valo

166758. It’s like that with what sort of ideas people outside of the band have of HIM. They all see it through a different lens as well which is beautiful. Hopefully, it makes it an endless topic of conversation. – Ville Valo

166759. It’s the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more. – Ville Valo

166760. I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music. – Ville Valo

166761. The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is. – Marguerite de Valois

166762. A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself. – Marguerite de Valois

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166763. The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor. – Marguerite de Valois

166764. Tears may be dried up, but the heart – never. – Marguerite de Valois

166765. It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken. – Marguerite de Valois

166766. No one perfectly loves God who does not perfectly love some of his creatures. – Marguerite de Valois

166767. Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving – we had no proper food or anything – no proper shoes. – Ninette de Valois

166768. You can’t stop what comes into a country, you can be influenced, but you can’t stop it, you shouldn’t, because it makes all the others interesting, we all get muddled up together, and produce something that belongs to everyone. – Ninette de Valois

166769. Well, I mean, we are developing the other parts, and we can’t give quite all our attention to the upper part, but soon the lower parts will be developed, and the upper part and the lower part will become partners, that will be wonderful. – Ninette de Valois

166770. There’s nothing in the world that isn’t good, bad, and indifferent. – Ninette de Valois

166771. There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev. He had a wonderful influence. – Ninette de Valois

166772. The best way to study is to go to the Cecchetti method for about a year and draw onto all the highest points and then put that into the general method. – Ninette de Valois

166773. Classical ballet will never die. – Ninette de Valois

166774. Somebody must always be doing something new, or life would get very dull. – Ninette de Valois

166775. So it takes years to make a solid company. – Ninette de Valois

166776. Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you’re paying so much attention to the new thing. – Ninette de Valois

166777. It’s either not good enough and dies altogether, or it develops. – Ninette de Valois

166778. Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits. – Ninette de Valois

166779. God gave us all exactly the same fingers, arms, legs, and feet, but in our different countries we divided them all a little differently as we feel it, do you understand? – Ninette de Valois

166780. Exactly the same with dancing, you can’t dance until you’ve learnt steps, the things your feet can do. – Ninette de Valois

166781. As time goes on, all schools only get left alive if they have found something special themselves. – Ninette de Valois

166782. And then you have the classical ballerinas, they’re like sopranos. Applied to the dance. – Ninette de Valois

166783. Also, if you have an accident, you can’t start to dance again at the top, you’re too weak; you start with the easy things – the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then. – Ninette de Valois

166784. Nearly everything in life goes in threes and fours. – Ninette de Valois

166785. All the children in the school should learn the steps of everything, before they learn the thing, then they know which step they’re doing better, because your voice is in certain steps and has to do most of the things that have been composed in those steps. – Ninette de Valois

166786. First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad – and throw it out. – Ninette de Valois

166787. We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s life. It may save someone you love. And it’s very important. – Jim Valvano

166788. I’ll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I’ll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background. – Jim Valvano

166789. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. – Jim Valvano

166790. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

166791. No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won. – Jim Valvano

166792. Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me. – Jim Valvano

166793. Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do. What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others. – Jim Valvano

166794. Time is very precious to me. I don’t know how much I have left and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that will be important to other people too. – Jim Valvano

166795. I can’t tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe. This is something I certainly will treasure forever. – Jim Valvano

166796. People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too. – Jim Valvano

166797. I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going. – Jim Valvano

166798. I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em. – Jim Valvano

166799. How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it. – Jim Valvano

166800. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. – Jim Valvano

166801. Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. – Jim Valvano

166802. But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease. – Jim Valvano

166803. Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead. – Jim Valvano

166804. And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That’s important to me too. – Jim Valvano

166805. And I’m going to work as hard as I can… for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we’ll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I’d like to think I’m going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year! – Jim Valvano

166806. I talked about my family, my family’s so important. – Jim Valvano

166807. I will thank God for the day and the moment I have. – Jim Valvano

166808. A slighted woman knows no bounds. – John Vanbrugh

166809. Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her. – John Vanbrugh

166810. In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined. – Cyrus Vance

166811. My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations – not necessarily friendly relations, but diplomatic relations – is a sensible, simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center. – Cyrus Vance

166812. You have to listen to adversaries and keep looking for that point beyond which it’s against their interests to keep on disagreeing or fighting. – Cyrus Vance

166813. I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough. – Jack Vance

166814. Right now I’m so old that if I had a big gush of money, I don’t know what I’d do with it. I don’t travel anymore. I don’t need anything, don’t want anything. I’d give it to my son, I guess, and let him enjoy it. – Jack Vance

166815. It seems to limit you; when you’re working in an office, you’re a creature in a small cell under somebody’s supervision and surveillance. – Jack Vance

166816. In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you. – Jack Vance

166817. I’d never been published when I was young. – Jack Vance

166818. I worked for half a cent a word. I’m not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things. – Jack Vance

166819. I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed. – Jack Vance

166820. I was a carpenter for a time and everybody watches what you do. – Jack Vance

166821. I don’t read other science fiction. I don’t read any at all. – Jack Vance

166822. I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast. – Jack Vance

166823. So I’ll write it, and then I’ll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can’t use it in the story and it doesn’t fit. So I just throw it away. I’ve done that countless times. – Jack Vance

166824. I never worked in an office in my life. – Jack Vance

166825. A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone’s written the story. He’s supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment. – Jack Vance

166826. I haven’t sold to the movies. In other words, I haven’t gotten any enormous checks yet. – Jack Vance

166827. I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book. – Jack Vance

166828. I do read books. I suppose it’s more or less the same thing, but at least I’m alone and I’m an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do. – Jack Vance

166829. But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me. – Jack Vance

166830. But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction. – Jack Vance

166831. But I’ve sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection. – Jack Vance

166832. But I’m so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it’s just so slow, I’m so terribly slow using it. – Jack Vance

166833. As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time. – Jack Vance

166834. I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell. – Jack Vance

166835. I haven’t been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars, which I went to. – Jack Vance

166836. This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I’m getting some credit for what I’ve done. Which is gratifying, but it’s kind of a little late. – Jack Vance

166837. There was a writer in the ’20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn’t tell you what it was. – Jack Vance

166838. Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn’t a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful. – Jack Vance

166839. The story was such that I couldn’t make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn’t want to. So, it isn’t the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I’m pleased with it anyway. – Jack Vance

166840. Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere. – Jack Vance

166841. These are just the tip of the iceberg, because I read and read and read. I read everything. – Jack Vance

166842. Well, I think everything I’ve ever read contributes to the background from which I write. – Jack Vance

166843. Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze. – George Vancouver

166844. The sea has now changed from it’s natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land. – George Vancouver

166845. A British declaration be taken against Martinez for ‘capturing and robbing us. – George Vancouver

166846. Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them. – Amy Vanderbilt

166847. I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made. – Amy Vanderbilt

166848. The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone. – Amy Vanderbilt

166849. We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man. – Amy Vanderbilt

166850. What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power? – Cornelius Vanderbilt

166851. I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead. – Cornelius Vanderbilt

166852. You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you. – Cornelius Vanderbilt

166853. If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else. – Cornelius Vanderbilt

166854. I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life. – Cornelius Vanderbilt

166855. And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong – to belong to my mother. And in return – I wanted my mother to belong to me. – Gloria Vanderbilt

166856. I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. – Gloria Vanderbilt

166857. The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you. – Gloria Vanderbilt

166858. The public be damned. – William Henry Vanderbilt

166859. Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer’s head. In fiction, you just hope you’re precise enough to convey the intended effect. – Jeff Vandermeer

166860. So many differing opinions and philosophies… are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine. – Jeff Vandermeer

166861. I have always tended toward a lush prose style, but I take care to modulate it from story to story and to strip it down entirely when necessary. – Jeff Vandermeer

166862. I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or “convulsive” beauty – beauty in the service of liberty. – Jeff Vandermeer

166863. History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all. – Jeff Vandermeer

166864. I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc. – Jeff Vandermeer

166865. When I was larger, people said I was fat. Now that I’ve lost weight, they say I died. – Luther Vandross

166866. The best part is still ahead of me – I haven’t experienced my ‘good old days’ yet. – Luther Vandross

166867. I’d like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. – Luther Vandross

166868. All through school, I was losing hundreds of pounds in school, so that’s a journey – that’s an old journey. I’m tired of that. I know that road. – Luther Vandross

166869. I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I’ve experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke. – Luther Vandross

166870. People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth. – Raoul Vaneigem

166871. Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete. – Raoul Vaneigem

166872. We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity. – Raoul Vaneigem

166873. There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man’s life than in all the philosophies. – Raoul Vaneigem

166874. The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry. – Raoul Vaneigem

166875. The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself. – Raoul Vaneigem

166876. Purchasing power is a license to purchase power. – Raoul Vaneigem

166877. To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects. – Raoul Vaneigem

166878. Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom? – Raoul Vaneigem

166879. Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it. – Raoul Vaneigem

166880. Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out. – Raoul Vaneigem

166881. Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not. – Raoul Vaneigem

166882. As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life. – Raoul Vaneigem

166883. Ideally a book would have no order in it, and the reader would have to discover his own. – Raoul Vaneigem

166884. In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create. – Raoul Vaneigem

166885. In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption. – Raoul Vaneigem

166886. Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live. – Raoul Vaneigem

166887. Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. – Jean Vanier

166888. Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. – Jean Vanier

166889. Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want. – Jean Vanier

166890. Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper. – Jean Vanier

166891. Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity. – Gerald Vann

166892. Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud. – Gerald Vann

166893. To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope. – Gerald Vann

166894. If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth. – Gerald Vann

166895. We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons. – Mordechai Vanunu

166896. I worked every day there, so I knew all the details. But I needed only some proof. So the proof was photos. – Mordechai Vanunu

166897. And I also take photos of hydrogen bomb, from another part of the building. It was not part of my job, but I succeeded to go and take photos of the hydrogen bomb. – Mordechai Vanunu

166898. The main points were: one, the amount of Israel’s nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200. – Mordechai Vanunu

166899. That was my way, and I also use the music after five years, I started hearing opera, opera, it was very good instrument to keep the spirit very strong because you feel like you are yourself singing opera, and I used to hear a lot of opera, they send me tapes. – Mordechai Vanunu

166900. So I decided the only place I can speak to the world is from outside Israel. – Mordechai Vanunu

166901. Second point is no one here could predict or know that Israel was involved or started producing the hydrogen bomb – the most advanced and powerful atomic bomb that can kill millions of people. – Mordechai Vanunu

166902. My job was to produce plutonium that was used for atomic bomb. – Mordechai Vanunu

166903. I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there. And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when there was no one in the control room, in the building. – Mordechai Vanunu

166904. I said the kidnapping is a crime. I have the right to speak about the crime done against me. They didn’t like me to speak about this crime. So I decided to reveal it to the public. – Mordechai Vanunu

166905. I couldn’t sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash. – Mordechai Vanunu

166906. I also was producing, working on other materials for the hydrogen bomb. They call it lithium-6 and tritium. I was working on these and the only use for lithium-6 is the hydrogen bomb. – Mordechai Vanunu

166907. From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British. – Mordechai Vanunu

166908. But I am not allowed to speak to foreigners and I am not allowed to leave the country. So I’m not so happy. – Mordechai Vanunu

166909. I was allowed to meet my family every two weeks for a half hour. – Mordechai Vanunu

166910. But on the other side I am very glad that I can at least enjoy some freedom. – Mordechai Vanunu

166911. Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist. – Agnes Varda

166912. I’m not interested in seeing a film just made by a woman – not unless she is looking for new images. – Agnes Varda

166913. I had flops, I had success. – Agnes Varda

166914. I do recommend it for all girls, and boys, out there: put on a pair of fishnet stockings and find your inner sexiness! – Nia Vardalos

166915. In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece. – Nia Vardalos

166916. When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn’t want to see the magic. – Nia Vardalos

166917. You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that’s why I tend to just jump into things. I’m sort of a fearless idiot that way. – Nia Vardalos

166918. You’re not ethnic enough. You’re not fat enough. You’re not thin enough. You’re not blond enough. You’re not dark enough. You’re not young enough. You’re not old enough. – Nia Vardalos

166919. I’m the best and I’ll thank you to remember that. – Harry Vardon

166920. Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. – Harry Vardon

166921. More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause. – Harry Vardon

166922. To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. – Harry Vardon

166923. A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world. – Harry Vardon

166924. I don’t want to write any more for the old Man-power instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music. – Edgard Varese

166925. Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes. – Edgard Varese

166926. An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. – Edgard Varese

166927. Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor. – Edgard Varese

166928. There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure, expanded and split into different shapes or groups of sound constantly changing in shape, direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces. – Edgard Varese

166929. Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical. – Edgard Varese

166930. Music is organized sound. – Edgard Varese

166931. I was not influenced by composers as much as by natural objects and physical phenomena. – Edgard Varese

166932. I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm. – Edgard Varese

166933. I have just begun a work in which an important part is given to a large chorus and with it I want to use several of your instruments – augmenting their range as in those I used for my Equatorial – especially in the high range. – Edgard Varese

166934. I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman. – Chavela Vargas

166935. When you like something, you should do it all night long. – Chavela Vargas

166936. We’re way overdue on a woman sitting in one of those Big Three chairs. – Elizabeth Vargas

166937. I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you’re in Nashville. It’s part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time. – Jim Varney

166938. I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it’s lonely work. You die, you die alone. It’s you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time. – Jim Varney

166939. I’d like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic. – Jim Varney

166940. The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. – Stuart Varney

166941. On second thought, I think I am more crazy than my goat. – Remedios Varo

166942. For my eightieth year warns me to pack up my baggage before I leave life. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166943. Nature made the fields and man the cities. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166944. The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166945. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166946. What, if as said, man is a bubble. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166947. Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. – Marcus Terentius Varro

166948. Every actor will tell you it’s so much more fun to play the bad guy because usually those characters are more complex and more broad and more interesting, and have more sides to them. – Michael Vartan

166949. I hate gold. I’m sort of a sterling-silver guy. – Michael Vartan

166950. I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one. – Michael Vartan

166951. I would rather do movies because I’m very lazy and the hours are much easier. – Michael Vartan

166952. I’m not a bling-bling guy; I can’t pull it off. I just look like an idiot. – Michael Vartan

166953. Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form. – Victor Vasarely

166954. Art owes its origin to Nature herself… this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it. – Giorgio Vasari

166955. These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off. – Giorgio Vasari

166956. In our own time it has been seen… that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. – Giorgio Vasari

166957. Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least, for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands. – Giorgio Vasari

166958. I don’t particularly dislike any kind of person that might be reading my stuff. They like it and that’s cool, but I don’t do the work for any kind of group in particular, except for hobos, who just plain kick ass and light up my life. – Jhonen Vasquez

166959. I don’t want little kids reading my comics. – Jhonen Vasquez

166960. I got to draw monsters, robots and write funny stories. I loved doing that stuff and working with the actors. But it got to be less and less that stuff and more about trying to be everywhere and not being able to do one thing very enjoyably. – Jhonen Vasquez

166961. In certain ways it is incredibly damaging considering the stuff I did before certainly wasn’t for kids. – Jhonen Vasquez

166962. I could go through a lot of my old emails from when I first started doing comics. Back then the lowest age of fans was like 15 or 16 up to people in their 20’s and 30’s. – Jhonen Vasquez

166963. Retro looking stuff but a lot of these guys doing these shows are my age or younger. I was just disgusted. I hated being around that kind of thing. Not that it affected what I did because when it comes down to it I was doing my own show. – Jhonen Vasquez

166964. I love the show and a lot of what came out of it, like some of the people I met and got to work with, but those were truly some of the unhappiest days of my life. – Jhonen Vasquez

166965. I take little bits and pieces of ideas that I may or may not believe in but I give them to this character and he runs with them. I have fun with however he handles the situation. – Jhonen Vasquez

166966. I think there is something a little too self conscious about enjoying being an outsider. – Jhonen Vasquez

166967. Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture. – Jhonen Vasquez

166968. I’m just doing little bits and pieces for other magazines right now. – Jhonen Vasquez

166969. Ever since I’m done with Zim everyone thinks that I’m going to go back to comics. I’ve been flooded with emails asking me if I’m working on the new Johnny over and over again. – Jhonen Vasquez

166970. It’s sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something. – Jhonen Vasquez

166971. Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic. – Jhonen Vasquez

166972. I’m definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic of what is typically deemed goth stuff, but. A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing, and it’s just what sinks into a person’s brain. – Jhonen Vasquez

166973. When I’m writing the book I’m laughing at just how overblown the characters seemed. How full of himself he seems. But I didn’t get far enough in the series to really drive the joke of it home. – Jhonen Vasquez

166974. After doing Johnny I wanted to just do something, I wouldn’t say innocent, but to not have any care in the world. Lots of setups and horrible happenings but its funny. – Jhonen Vasquez

166975. All the power to them but I’m not interested in making yet another show that looks like some other show. – Jhonen Vasquez

166976. As I got farther and farther along in the series I did less and less preparation. I didn’t use outlines or sketches. I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page. – Jhonen Vasquez

166977. At this very moment I’m behind on a compilation that Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day. – Jhonen Vasquez

166978. Because of the audience I get and the fact that these people aren’t traditional comics buyers I don’t think the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is a very respectable thing. I’m very used to it. I’m not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines. – Jhonen Vasquez

166979. But I couldn’t draw as fast as she requested. Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could, so as to make her not want comics anymore. That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy. – Jhonen Vasquez

166980. But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader Zim whenever they could find it on television. – Jhonen Vasquez

166981. I’m an actor. And I guess I’ve done so many movies I’ve achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant. – Bill Vaughan

166982. Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. – Bill Vaughan

166983. Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem. – Bill Vaughan

166984. Muscles come and go; flab lasts. – Bill Vaughan

166985. Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking. – Bill Vaughan

166986. It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them. – Bill Vaughan

166987. Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. – Bill Vaughan

166988. If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity. – Bill Vaughan

166989. Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college. – Bill Vaughan

166990. By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it. – Bill Vaughan

166991. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan

166992. A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. – Bill Vaughan

166993. A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. – Bill Vaughan

166994. A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election. – Bill Vaughan

166995. In the game of life, it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. – Bill Vaughan

166996. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine. – Bill Vaughan

166997. Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. – Bill Vaughan

166998. We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. – Bill Vaughan

166999. To God, thy country, and thy friend be true. – Bill Vaughan

167000. The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas. – Bill Vaughan

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