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180000 famous quotes part 168 – 167001 to 168000

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180000 famous quotes part 168 – 167001 to 168000

167001. The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them. – Bill Vaughan

167002. The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears. – Bill Vaughan

167003. Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. – Bill Vaughan

167004. People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong. – Bill Vaughan

167005. The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won’t take it, but somebody always does. – Bill Vaughan

167006. Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen. – Henry Vaughan

167007. Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there. – Henry Vaughan

167008. So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall. – Henry Vaughan

167009. They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here. – Henry Vaughan

167010. This is a much more fitting interpretation of the book than its modern interpretation. – Robert Vaughan

167011. Use of the word; the word itself was not printed. – Robert Vaughan

167012. Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct. – Robert Vaughan

167013. What was the competition? Well, I remember this Puerto Rican who came out in a short skirt and a gun. – Sarah Vaughan

167014. When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice. – Sarah Vaughan

167015. There are notes between notes, you know. – Sarah Vaughan

167016. Lots of times I’ll play lead and rhythm together. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167017. You know, there’s a big lie in this business. The lie is that it’s okay to go out in flames. But that doesn’t do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167018. Ya know, right now the most important thing in my life is to make sure you understand that, first of all I thank God I’m alive today, and I mean that. I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167019. What I am trying to get across to you; is please take of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are hear for, that’s all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me? – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167020. The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put ’58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167021. The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts, but mine’s never worked right; it peaks out at 80. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167022. You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167023. So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I’d try it too. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167024. I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see hoe great it will get! – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167025. I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167026. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn’t death. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167027. But between sets I’d sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167028. And sometimes to help them we have got to help ourselves. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167029. After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off – and punched back in at the same time. I don’t know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167030. Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don’t make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn’t death. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167031. Lonnie was ahead of his time, but at the same time he was right in there with Albert Collins’s Cool Sounds. – Stevie Ray Vaughan

167032. The cause of these global changes is fundamentally due to the Sun and its effect on the Earth as it moves about in its orbit. Not from man-made activities. – William W. Vaughan

167033. Music is half the film. – Matthew Vaughn

167034. It’s a juggernaut, yeah… but I’m not phased by making movies. – Matthew Vaughn

167035. I’m not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what’s going on. – Matthew Vaughn

167036. People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn’t matter what genre it is. – Matthew Vaughn

167037. I’m a Star Wars fanatic. – Matthew Vaughn

167038. You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book. – Matthew Vaughn

167039. I’m as conservative as they come. – Matthew Vaughn

167040. So I am concerned about the amount of time we have to make it, cause it doesn’t matter how much money you have, you can’t create more time. – Matthew Vaughn

167041. So I think I sometimes will put a cliche in and then just pad it out so you’re not noticing. – Matthew Vaughn

167042. Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera. – Matthew Vaughn

167043. You can’t please everyone… If you make a good movie, that’s all that matters. – Matthew Vaughn

167044. You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to. – Matthew Vaughn

167045. I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn’t as hard as everyone says it is. – Matthew Vaughn

167046. I’m a big believer that it doesn’t matter what you call your company, nobody ever notices. – Matthew Vaughn

167047. What I learned very quickly is that if you get it right in the first two or three takes, it’s not going to get that much better. – Matthew Vaughn

167048. Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors, and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics, and the mystique that they carry. – Matthew Vaughn

167049. I’ll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor. – Matthew Vaughn

167050. I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. – Matthew Vaughn

167051. Cliches are what make you understand something. – Matthew Vaughn

167052. Crime, money, power, drugs – are all linked. – Matthew Vaughn

167053. I like doing as many special effects in camera, as much as possible. – Matthew Vaughn

167054. And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way. – Matthew Vaughn

167055. I will never sign anything which makes me have to do more than one film. – Matthew Vaughn

167056. I think it’s easier to make a film with 200 million dollars than 960 grand. – Matthew Vaughn

167057. I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it’s either cool or funny. – Matthew Vaughn

167058. I think music is what takes the experience off the screen into your soul, into your head. – Matthew Vaughn

167059. I think there’s a time in your life where you don’t feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you’re a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in. – Matthew Vaughn

167060. I think you should make a movie that has an audience. – Matthew Vaughn

167061. I like the X-Men, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it. – Matthew Vaughn

167062. I’ve been obsessed with clothes since I was a little boy. – Robert Vaughn

167063. In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force. – Robert Vaughn

167064. Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement. – Robert Vaughn

167065. My belief in God is responsible for what I am… How can I refuse to talk about something which is so much a prt of my life both as a man and as a actor? – Robert Vaughn

167066. My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training. – Robert Vaughn

167067. My opposition to the Vietnam War. I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it. – Robert Vaughn

167068. Of course, neither David or myself ever saw a penny from them; it was the early days of merchandising. – Robert Vaughn

167069. So for Bullitt, I just put my black hat back on. – Robert Vaughn

167070. Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man’s need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death. – Robert Vaughn

167071. The one they always forget is Brad Dexter. – Robert Vaughn

167072. When you’re a guest star on TV shows – particularly in the 1960s – you’re always the villain. – Robert Vaughn

167073. I’m still very close friends with his first wife, Neile, who is now remarried. – Robert Vaughn

167074. The world’s philosophers and theologians searched for answers to the same mysteries. – Robert Vaughn

167075. You see, some non-Catholic friends of mine have questioned the depth of my faith because of the fact that I have a good education. – Robert Vaughn

167076. The marvelous thing is that for thousands of years people have continued questioning and searching and ultimately concluding that reasons for certain occurrences are not given to man to know. – Robert Vaughn

167077. Finally, when the money was high enough, the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me. – Robert Vaughn

167078. I went to college with James Coburn and Steve McQueen was a very good friend. – Robert Vaughn

167079. While at college, I did my first lead on a network TV show, Medic. – Robert Vaughn

167080. About 15 years later, I was given all 113 episodes on tape. – Robert Vaughn

167081. All I did was basically play myself in the role of Napoleon Solo. – Robert Vaughn

167082. Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. back in the ’60s – well, I was frankly surprised by the show’s success and the attendant publicity for David and myself. – Robert Vaughn

167083. Compared to today’s salaries, our cut was minuscule but it was very good for the time. – Robert Vaughn

167084. For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline. – Robert Vaughn

167085. I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics. – Robert Vaughn

167086. I had never thought of my career as going in the direction that it did, as far as fan response was concerned. – Robert Vaughn

167087. I have always been adventurous and rather daring. – Robert Vaughn

167088. I read Superman comics when I was a kid. – Robert Vaughn

167089. I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell, and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation. – Robert Vaughn

167090. I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism. – Robert Vaughn

167091. I travelled to California when I was 18 and went to Los Angeles State College. – Robert Vaughn

167092. I was studying American politicians who were searching – allegedly – for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns. – Robert Vaughn

167093. By virtue of believing in a Supreme Being one embraces certain mysteries. – Robert Vaughn

167094. I wouldn’t say I’m lucky, but I do take care of my body. I never drink or smoke, and I get the most out of my body. – Terry Vaughn

167095. I loved Old School. I thought Old School was very different than a lot of the comedies that had come out. And that character I liked. I tried to ground him very much in reality and play him very much finding things important to him that are somewhat ridiculous. – Vince Vaughn

167096. The last book I read was the book I’ve been rereading most of my life, The Fountainhead. – Vince Vaughn

167097. You don’t worry about being liked. You have to be yourself. – Vince Vaughn

167098. Whenever you’re scared of something, don’t let that define you. We all feel it, but step up. – Vince Vaughn

167099. I moved out at 18. I always studied classes and trained a lot, you know. I think nowadays is such a different time because there’s so many channels promoting the celebrity aspect of things. – Vince Vaughn

167100. If I’m not interested in a woman, I’m straight-forward. Right after sex, I usually say, ‘I can’t do this anymore. Thanks for coming over!’ – Vince Vaughn

167101. I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn’t sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever. – Vince Vaughn

167102. You must rouse into people’s consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167103. The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167104. The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167105. There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167106. Those who can bear all can dare all. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167107. To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167108. To possess taste, one must have some soul. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167109. We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167110. When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167111. Emotions have taught mankind to reason. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167112. Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167113. You are not born for fame if you don’t know the value of time. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167114. The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167115. Vice stirs up war, virtue fights. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167116. Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167117. All grand thoughts come from the heart. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167118. Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167119. Great thoughts always come from the heart. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167120. If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167121. The idle always have a mind to do something. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167122. Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167123. One promises much, to avoid giving little. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167124. Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167125. The art of pleasing is the art of deception. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167126. The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167127. The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167128. Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

167129. I had to focus on some personal areas in my life with the little bit of privacy that I have. – Mario Vazquez

167130. My gut and intuition told me it wasn’t time to do this. – Mario Vazquez

167131. In all honesty, I’m not able to talk about contracts. It’s nothing with ‘American Idol’ in particular, it’s just things I really need to take care of in my life. – Mario Vazquez

167132. It is a reality show… this show is never without drama. – Mario Vazquez

167133. I don’t think it’s by any means an end to my career. – Mario Vazquez

167134. The decisions and problems of Uruguay will be resolved by Uruguayans. – Tabare Vazquez

167135. It’s not enough to have economic growth. You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society. – Tabare Vazquez

167136. I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities, to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where being young is not suspicious, where aging is not a problem. – Tabare Vazquez

167137. One person cooking at home cannot pay attention to too many things. If a woman makes three dishes, she will get nervous on the first, the second will suffer and the third will be a disaster. – Rene Veaux

167138. The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens to the notion that men can be at home on the range. – Rene Veaux

167139. The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man’s moral nature. – Thorstein Veblen

167140. Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. – Thorstein Veblen

167141. In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men’s eyes. – Thorstein Veblen

167142. In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth. – Thorstein Veblen

167143. In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing. – Thorstein Veblen

167144. Invention is the mother of necessity. – Thorstein Veblen

167145. All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage. – Thorstein Veblen

167146. Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful – to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister. – Thorstein Veblen

167147. It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. – Thorstein Veblen

167148. The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods. – Thorstein Veblen

167149. The dog commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery. – Thorstein Veblen

167150. The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. – Thorstein Veblen

167151. Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress. – Thorstein Veblen

167152. A cat is never vulgar. – Carl Van Vechten

167153. There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage. – Carl Van Vechten

167154. The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must. – Carl Van Vechten

167155. An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old. – Carl Van Vechten

167156. As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. – Carl Van Vechten

167157. Caffeine. The gateway drug. – Eddie Vedder

167158. I don’t need drugs to make my life tragic. – Eddie Vedder

167159. I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don’t allow us our voice, that’s all I’m saying. – Eddie Vedder

167160. I think celebrities suck. – Eddie Vedder

167161. It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray. – Eddie Vedder

167162. The love received is the love that is saved. – Eddie Vedder

167163. I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing. – Bill Veeck

167164. I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity. – Bill Veeck

167165. I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats. – Bill Veeck

167166. After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn’t going to do it unaided. – Bill Veeck

167167. I try not to kid myself. You know, I don’t mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous. – Bill Veeck

167168. Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere. – Bill Veeck

167169. Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off. – Bill Veeck

167170. The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball. – Bill Veeck

167171. There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball. – Bill Veeck

167172. What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat. – Bill Veeck

167173. The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too. – Bill Veeck

167174. I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can’t hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do? – Bill Veeck

167175. Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too? – Bill Veeck

167176. The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people. – Bill Veeck

167177. Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures. – Jeffery Veen

167178. I’ve been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving. – Jeffery Veen

167179. We’re just getting better at our trade, man. We know what we’re doing, and the reason why is that we’ve spent 30 years doing it. There’s nothing that can replace that. – Alan Vega

167180. John Coltrane – I’ve been listening to the ‘Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I’ve lived! – Alan Vega

167181. Lately I’ve been listening to some classical music again, some jazz. – Alan Vega

167182. Marty and I are playing with the same intensity. That’s the beautiful thing, man, we’re actually better now than ever, probably more intense now than ever, tighter now than ever. – Alan Vega

167183. People said that way back in the early days I was probably one of the first rappers; the reason is that I couldn’t sing, so I had to talk! Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all. – Alan Vega

167184. That’s something – you laugh about Eminem… It’s funny, man, because I didn’t like him when he first came out, ya know. It seemed like a big joke. But I think the guy’s for real, and I like his lyrics! – Alan Vega

167185. That’s what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there. – Alan Vega

167186. It’s easy for me to say that now, now I’m a father, I’ve got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I’m a different person. Well, I’m still the same person, but I’m different. – Alan Vega

167187. We played in Texas about a year ago, at Emo’s, the famous country and western club in Austin. And I figured, well, if I’m finally gonna die onstage, that’s where it’s going to be! – Alan Vega

167188. That’s what my music… I’m working on a solo record right now, it’s gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I’m probably gonna be rapping on it. – Alan Vega

167189. You’re gonna laugh when I tell you this, man, but I’m starting to enjoy Eminem. – Alan Vega

167190. Usually I’m the one who does the covers. And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do, outside of this thing. A fresher look. And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this. Believe me! – Alan Vega

167191. Experience really does make you better, man. – Alan Vega

167192. That’s why so much of the music today sounds so much alike, because there’s no in-between. So it’s kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then. – Alan Vega

167193. But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where, like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys. That was in itself something amazing – I was on the same space these guys stood on, ya know? – Alan Vega

167194. But of course it’s always gonna be Suicide, our fingerprints, ya know? You can’t ever get rid of that. – Alan Vega

167195. But, Eminem… No, I’ve loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That’s when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat. – Alan Vega

167196. It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that’s what did it for me. That changed my life pretty much. – Alan Vega

167197. Every now and then you think about your life, what you would like to be, you start at Number 1 and you go down to 100. And down at the bottom, 100, was – Stage. Go figure. That would be the last thing. It terrified me, man. But I had to do it. – Alan Vega

167198. And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he’s gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that’s different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar. – Alan Vega

167199. I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment. – Alan Vega

167200. I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I’ve been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I’ve got to do something with you. – Alan Vega

167201. I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there’s an intensity about their stuff. You can tell right away they’re real people, ya know? – Alan Vega

167202. I probably won’t be able to hear it until five years from now anyway. That’s when I always hear my own music. It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing it for a couple of years. – Alan Vega

167203. I’m showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring, so we’ll see. – Alan Vega

167204. I need a SUV, for me and my four sisters. So, I’ve narrowed it down to four, kind of expensive, cars. – Alexa Vega

167205. There will always be someone being picked on at school, and it’s not going to go away. – Alexa Vega

167206. Well, because I’m naturally a tomboy, when I have sleepovers with girls, they end up going home and crying. – Alexa Vega

167207. I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends. – Alexa Vega

167208. I am taking belly dancing now. My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily. – Alexa Vega

167209. I really wanted to pursue music, but all those other girls are doing it and it is annoying. – Alexa Vega

167210. I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again. – Alexa Vega

167211. Enjoy the day as if it were your last. – James De La Vega

167212. The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream… Hang in there. – James De La Vega

167213. I was blown away by being able to color. Then I started to draw… bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating. – James De La Vega

167214. I want to get people thinking. – James De La Vega

167215. I want people to take pride in Spanish Harlem. These are people that everyone in the community could relate to… people who mean something special to us. – James De La Vega

167216. I encourage everyone to become their dream. Most young people get sidetracked and never end up doing what they really set out to do. – James De La Vega

167217. Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others. – James De La Vega

167218. Become your dream. – James De La Vega

167219. Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly. – James De La Vega

167220. I like the idea of the artist going out in the world, creating a dialogue. – James De La Vega

167221. Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. – Lope de Vega

167222. With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. – Lope de Vega

167223. There is no greater glory than love, nor any great punishment than jealously. – Lope de Vega

167224. Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as ’tis today. – Lope de Vega

167225. Harmony is pure love, for love is complete agreement. – Lope de Vega

167226. Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto. – Lope de Vega

167227. I am only an actress when they say, ‘action’ and I stop being an actress when they say, ‘cut’. I am a normal person outside of acting. – Paz Vega

167228. I don’t want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English. – Paz Vega

167229. I’m not the new Penelope Cruz. I’m Paz Vega. There’s only one Penelope and she’s marvellous. – Paz Vega

167230. When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I’d ever felt before. – Suzanne Vega

167231. My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world. – Suzanne Vega

167232. My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to, that I didn’t have to use sex or sexuality to define myself. – Suzanne Vega

167233. So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don’t feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is. – Suzanne Vega

167234. Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don’t see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that. – Suzanne Vega

167235. It takes as much discipline to be a mother and a wife as it does to do anything else. – Suzanne Vega

167236. To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don’t see why someone who’s a feminist should be thought of differently. – Suzanne Vega

167237. Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would. – Suzanne Vega

167238. Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there’s a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life. – Suzanne Vega

167239. Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way. – Suzanne Vega

167240. You have to defend your honor. And your family. – Suzanne Vega

167241. There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting. – Suzanne Vega

167242. How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective. – Suzanne Vega

167243. Some girls are taught to be sexy. – Suzanne Vega

167244. In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver’s license became about much more than a divorced woman’s learning to drive for the first time. – Suzanne Vega

167245. A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized. – Suzanne Vega

167246. Girls are crazy and mean. They don’t fight fair. – Suzanne Vega

167247. I don’t think gender is aesthetically defining for me. – Suzanne Vega

167248. I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that’s a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy. – Suzanne Vega

167249. I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios – the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us – and the feeling of ritual the classes had. – Suzanne Vega

167250. I still consider myself a feminist. – Suzanne Vega

167251. I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character. – Suzanne Vega

167252. I was always inventing characters and making up stories. – Suzanne Vega

167253. I wouldn’t characterize my work, however, as directly political. – Suzanne Vega

167254. If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it’s best to go for the biggest one. That way you won’t have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect. – Suzanne Vega

167255. Don’t make a threat and then not do it. – Suzanne Vega

167256. My forte is playing drunks down the ages. When my agent rings me about a role, I don’t ask what the part is, but what century it’s in. – Johnny Vegas

167257. They look outside the windows of their apartment in town and realize they’re not living in a terrace anymore. This is a room full of dreamers who like to go to London for a day. – Johnny Vegas

167258. My work’s never been accepted by my family, but it’s something I’ll always carry on with. – Johnny Vegas

167259. There’s lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay. Which suggests that he is, but he’s not. Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out. – Johnny Vegas

167260. You can’t be a proper comic unless you’ve been out on stage and felt the fear. – Johnny Vegas

167261. There’s this idea that it has to be made in London. But we’ve got everything up here, and if you’ve got comics who are gifted because of where they’re from, you shouldn’t drag them away from that natural resource. – Johnny Vegas

167262. I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I’m grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old’s birthday party, you couldn’t pay me enough. – Johnny Vegas

167263. This autocue was obviously written for someone else and I’ve been brought in at the last minute. – Johnny Vegas

167264. Up North you are holding your own. Everyone considers themselves a comedian. – Johnny Vegas

167265. We all have days where we can’t pronounce things or give it the emotion it deserves. – Johnny Vegas

167266. We had a week off in the middle of shooting, but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases. – Johnny Vegas

167267. When I wasn’t as attractive as I am now, I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of aesthetic care can overcome that. – Johnny Vegas

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167268. You can sway an audience if you win the women over. The gentlemen will follow ’cause they can be so foolish like that at times, they are easily led. – Johnny Vegas

167269. With stand-up you’ve just got that one chance. Audiences can be quite fickle. – Johnny Vegas

167270. Baldness is visually enough of a stigma as it is without a big sweaty bloke on stage pointing it out. – Johnny Vegas

167271. It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to do it is another question altogether. – Johnny Vegas

167272. I’ve got little ankles and a bit of a belly, so it makes me look rather an egg on legs. – Johnny Vegas

167273. For the greater good, I thought I should be a spiritual leader for people for some reason. – Johnny Vegas

167274. Had I become a priest, the sermons would’ve been electric! – Johnny Vegas

167275. I actually enjoy being heckled; it keeps it interesting, and I think it is a nice feeling for people once they have left the show. – Johnny Vegas

167276. I also want to return to doing stand-up. I’ve become frightened of live audiences. This is a really telling sign that I need to go back on the comedy circuit again. – Johnny Vegas

167277. I trained to be a priest – started to. I went to seminary school when I was 11. I wanted to be a priest, but when they told me I could never have sex, not even on my birthday, I changed my mind. – Johnny Vegas

167278. I use very few muscles at the best of times. – Johnny Vegas

167279. I’m getting positive feedback for my acting so we’ll see if any other interesting parts come up. – Johnny Vegas

167280. I’ve got too much respect for stand-ups to call myself one. – Johnny Vegas

167281. If an original piece of wardrobe came up from Star Wars, I’d probably spend a lot of money on it. – Johnny Vegas

167282. I always feel like an interloper when I do serious drama. It’s my own paranoia. – Johnny Vegas

167283. So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning. – Conrad Veidt

167284. It is my greatest joy to live a really good part, even though it imposes great strain. An artist is tired but proud when he has created a great work of art. So it is with the actor who really lives a great role and is proud of the part he played. – Conrad Veidt

167285. It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being. – Conrad Veidt

167286. Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next. – Conrad Veidt

167287. My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son. – Conrad Veidt

167288. My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing. – Conrad Veidt

167289. What use is there for a biography of myself? I’m just a movie actor. – Conrad Veidt

167290. Nothing seems to come up to your expectations. But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough. – Conrad Veidt

167291. There must have been something in my nature – I believe, with all my heart, that I have conquered it now – which prevented me from being perfectly happy or making a woman perfectly happy. – Conrad Veidt

167292. In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies. – Conrad Veidt

167293. I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first. – Conrad Veidt

167294. No, I was not born with a monocle in my eye. – Conrad Veidt

167295. Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love? – Conrad Veidt

167296. After my mother died, I found, a little book of hers which recorded everything I had ever done, how I had done it, and how proud she was of her son Conrad. – Conrad Veidt

167297. I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener – and secret – wish to become an actor. – Conrad Veidt

167298. For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning. – Conrad Veidt

167299. I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental, superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me. – Conrad Veidt

167300. I can see now that I should have been strong enough to conquer myself. – Conrad Veidt

167301. I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them. – Conrad Veidt

167302. I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul. – Conrad Veidt

167303. I used to think then that I was Bohemian, but I know now that I am not. I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness. – Conrad Veidt

167304. I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn’t until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. – Conrad Veidt

167305. An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart. – Conrad Veidt

167306. Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors. – Simone Veil

167307. Pain is the root of knowledge. – Simone Veil

167308. The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real. – Simone Veil

167309. I enjoyed working as a model a lot as it let me travel and I got to do some really interesting projects. – Patricia Velasquez

167310. I think if I could have a boyfriend like my brothers I’d be really happy. But without the brother thing. – Patricia Velasquez

167311. I have no doubt I was someone very interesting in a past life. – Patricia Velasquez

167312. Clothes, thank God I can get them from designers. – Patricia Velasquez

167313. Always work hard, be honest, and be proud of who you are. – Patricia Velasquez

167314. I live in New York and I was only there for 2 weeks all last year. – Patricia Velasquez

167315. Every time you play a bad girl or guy in a movie, you really come from a place of pain. – Patricia Velasquez

167316. If there is one creature that represents my essence, it’s butterflies. – Patricia Velasquez

167317. You need a routine, to be able to spend some time with a person, and my lifestyle is constantly on the move. – Patricia Velasquez

167318. There was a time when I used to live in Spain that it went really crazy with drugs and stuff like that. – Patricia Velasquez

167319. Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I’d be now. – Patricia Velasquez

167320. So struggling for work here has been very good for me, but it’s also been very hard to handle rejection. – Patricia Velasquez

167321. I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good combination of dance and acting. – Patricia Velasquez

167322. It takes one person to give you a big chance. – Patricia Velasquez

167323. If I need something, even a pair of socks, my assistant has to get them for me. – Patricia Velasquez

167324. OK, I’ve been very wild, but I’ve never really been the sort of person who goes that crazy! – Patricia Velasquez

167325. Latinos must be proud. We have the same rights in the U.S. as anybody else. Instead of crying and getting upset about visa problems and having our families come join us, go fight for your rights. Make yourself a productive individual in the society. – Patricia Velazquez

167326. The basic dream of many Colombians is to have a secure nation, without exclusions, with equity, and without hatred. – Alvaro Uribe Velez

167327. I will protect all Colombians regardless of whether the attacks come from guerrillas or paramilitaries. – Alvaro Uribe Velez

167328. In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity. – Alvaro Uribe Velez

167329. No one can feel as the owner of the country and no one can feel excluded from the right of property. We must all suffer Colombia. – Alvaro Uribe Velez

167330. I just want to serve Colombia. – Alvaro Uribe Velez

167331. On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hills and thought of a name for me. His first son was called Daniel, and Samuel in memory of one of his forefathers. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167332. It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167333. When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167334. My first name – I have no middle name – was chosen by my father, as he told me, on that solitary walk in the forested hills. He selected it from a verse of the seventh chapter of Isaiah; there was no Immanuel among our ancestors known to him. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167335. My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal for traditional rabbinical teachings, and he looked for a chance to find a way in life. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167336. My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house. – Immanuel Velikovsky

167337. If you can’t stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the kitchen. – Terry Venables

167338. If history is going to repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again. – Terry Venables

167339. The challenge with Postfix, or with any piece of software, is to update software without introducing problems. – Wietse Venema

167340. Writing software that’s safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting. – Wietse Venema

167341. Windows favors multi-threading, which means that a service is implemented by one single process. – Wietse Venema

167342. When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause. – Wietse Venema

167343. The Postfix security model is based on keeping software simple and stupid. – Wietse Venema

167344. Sure, but competition is good for the user. – Wietse Venema

167345. Qmail out of the box works fine, so people will want to use it regardless of licensing restrictions, even when the software does not ship with their system software. – Wietse Venema

167346. Lack of documentation is becoming a problem for acceptance. – Wietse Venema

167347. One bug in an SMTP server can open up the whole machine for intrusion. – Wietse Venema

167348. My reply is: the software has no known bugs, therefore it has not been updated. – Wietse Venema

167349. Most of the effort in the software business goes into the maintenance of code that already exists. – Wietse Venema

167350. Like all software, Qmail can survive only when it keeps up with changing requirements. – Wietse Venema

167351. Postfix keeps running even if one Postfix process dies; Windows requires that someone restarts the service. – Wietse Venema

167352. This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended. – Wietse Venema

167353. In a previous life I wrote the software that controlled my physics experiments. That software had to deal with all kinds of possible failures in equipment. That is probably where I learned to rely on multiple safety nets inside and around my systems. – Wietse Venema

167354. However, writing software without defects is not sufficient. In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe – that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions. – Wietse Venema

167355. I was going to visit IBM for six months as a visiting scientist. Now, six months is a lot of time, so I came with a whole list of projects that I might want to work on. – Wietse Venema

167356. I want to avoid locking people into solutions that work only with Postfix. People should have a choice in what software they want to use with Postfix, be it anti-virus or otherwise. – Wietse Venema

167357. I don’t expect an overnight change of all desktops to what the US Military used to call B3 level security. And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot. – Wietse Venema

167358. For many people my software is something that you install and forget. I like to keep it that way. – Wietse Venema

167359. Defect-free software does not exist. – Wietse Venema

167360. Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls. – Wietse Venema

167361. At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years. – Wietse Venema

167362. Adding functionality is not just a matter of adding code. – Wietse Venema

167363. As of today, the Postfix mail transport agent has almost 50,000 lines of code, comments not included. – Wietse Venema

167364. The cows have ID numbers. And we should be able, throughout the investigation, which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that cow back to where it came from initially. – Ann Veneman

167365. The demand for beef in Canada remains strong because I think people in America, in North America, know that we have a very strong food safety system and that our food is safe to eat. – Ann Veneman

167366. This was a dairy cow, and dairy cows have IDs on them. The ID was traced back to the farm in Washington. It’s a dairy farm. And that farm now has been quarantined, and the owners have been very cooperative in doing that. – Ann Veneman

167367. We’ve had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did have a small number of cases in this country that the likelihood of it spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very, very small. – Ann Veneman

167368. We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we’re making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in. – Ann Veneman

167369. We’ve all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we’ve learned from the European experience. – Ann Veneman

167370. Now, the impact on export markets – we export about 10 percent of what we produce, so obviously that will probably have some impact on the market. At this point it’s too early to determine how much. – Ann Veneman

167371. Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it. – Ann Veneman

167372. We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we’re doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it’s the right thing to do. – Ann Veneman

167373. Actually, in this instance we do have probably a better tracking system than was the instance in Canada. Because this is a dairy cow, they’re all individually tagged. – Ann Veneman

167374. I’m confident that we have measures in place. And the additional measures that we announced yesterday will be even more protective of our food supply in this country. – Ann Veneman

167375. I think that’s unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case. – Ann Veneman

167376. I think it’s important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we’re confident in the safety of the food supply. – Ann Veneman

167377. I think it’s a little early to tell what the economic impact will be. This year our cattle prices have been particularly high. The demand for beef has remained strong in this country, even though there was the single find in Canada earlier this year. – Ann Veneman

167378. I also believe that it’s the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems. – Ann Veneman

167379. But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon what we know about this disease, that muscle cuts – that is, the meat of the animal itself – should not cause any risk to human health. – Ann Veneman

167380. It’s been studied to the point where we know that the impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow; that is, the brain and the spinal cord. – Ann Veneman

167381. I have to say that in this particular cow that we’re dealing with, those parts of the cow were removed, and so we don’t think there’s any risk or very negligible risk to human health with this particular incident. – Ann Veneman

167382. Well, changes have been made. The question is whether we’ve done enough by way of change. – Richard Ben Veniste

167383. Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we’re not obliged to make assessments of what’s going on now and deal with these current events. – Richard Ben Veniste

167384. Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively, is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11. We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States. We didn’t find them. – Richard Ben Veniste

167385. Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that’s thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history. – Richard Ben Veniste

167386. Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States’ interests. – Richard Ben Veniste

167387. With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way, within the FBI itself, so that information of importance could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers. – Richard Ben Veniste

167388. We’ve had public hearings. We’ve had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged us to provide to the public. We have brought the public along with us, trying to make as much available as possible over time. – Richard Ben Veniste

167389. It was not easy to get all my questions answered, frankly. – Richard Ben Veniste

167390. The real question was, here we had this information, Bin Laden intends to strike in the United States. We knew they had struck before in 1993 at the World Trade Center in the first bombing of the trade center. – Richard Ben Veniste

167391. So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed. – Richard Ben Veniste

167392. Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint Inquiry’s investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel. But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore. – Richard Ben Veniste

167393. And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not fully utilize the information available and that it came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and, indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals. – Richard Ben Veniste

167394. No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe. – Richard Ben Veniste

167395. Only the last two planes, I think, had any shot of being intercepted and taken down on 9/11. – Richard Ben Veniste

167396. But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony, and I think she appreciated it, we had our job to do and we did it best we could, trying to get answers to the important questions that the 9/11 Commission must answer. – Richard Ben Veniste

167397. We’ve got a daunting enough task to provide a definitive account of what happened in 9/11, without fear or favor, something that will last and will survive criticism over time. And we think we can do that with integrity in a bipartisan report. – Richard Ben Veniste

167398. All the beauty of the world, ’tis but skin deep. – Ralph Venning

167399. Enjoy every moment. – Milo Ventimiglia

167400. Sometimes I’m an ass, sometimes I’m sweet as peaches. – Milo Ventimiglia

167401. My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them. – Milo Ventimiglia

167402. I’m tough on the outside and soft on the inside… I’m really a shy guy. – Milo Ventimiglia

167403. I’m happy to be on a show that’s bridging that gap of ‘Okay, I’m not a teenager anymore, I’m a man.’ – Milo Ventimiglia

167404. I’m a homebody, I’d rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar. – Milo Ventimiglia

167405. I’d love to hold a koala. They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out. I want to spend some time with that guy. – Milo Ventimiglia

167406. I just try not to subscribe to the ways of celebrity. I’m not a celebrity, I’m a working actor. A lot of the events – the parties and the premieres that people go to to get noticed – I’m just not into. I’ll hang out with my friends, go see punk shows, read at home. At the same time, I have a production company, which is a lot of work. – Milo Ventimiglia

167407. You have to pay attention to the work on the page and make it as good as possible because it could be your last. – Milo Ventimiglia

167408. I was used to playing misled youth, rough-and-tumble guys. It was nice to get back to a big-hearted, warm and gentle soul, a guy who is destined for something a lot larger than he ever expected. – Milo Ventimiglia

167409. We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms; take the information out there already, add to it, focus it, harness it – and bring it to the patient who was just diagnosed today. – Bruce Vento

167410. Going to school is an everyday process; it isn’t something we accomplish and are all done with. – Bruce Vento

167411. We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons. – Bruce Vento

167412. There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag. – Jesse Ventura

167413. If I wanna be president, I probably can. – Jesse Ventura

167414. If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that. That’s power. – Jesse Ventura

167415. Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful. – Jesse Ventura

167416. Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business. – Jesse Ventura

167417. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice. – Jesse Ventura

167418. Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film. – Jesse Ventura

167419. There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can’t possibly all be served by government. – Jesse Ventura

167420. If I could be reincarnated as a fabric, I would come back as a 38 double-D bra. – Jesse Ventura

167421. There’s no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn’t a right but a privilege. – Jesse Ventura

167422. We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it’s not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We’re not free – if we were, we’d allow people their freedom. – Jesse Ventura

167423. When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It’s not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other. – Jesse Ventura

167424. Wrestling is ballet with violence. – Jesse Ventura

167425. You can’t legislate morality. – Jesse Ventura

167426. Remember that government doesn’t earn one single dollar it spends. In order for you to get money from the government, that money must first be taken from somebody else. – Jesse Ventura

167427. Students often approached me about state-paid tuition while I was out campaigning. After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now, they will pay higher taxes to pay other people’s tuition for the rest of their lives, most of them ended up agreeing with me. – Jesse Ventura

167428. Government’s role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way. – Jesse Ventura

167429. I’m against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective. – Jesse Ventura

167430. As governor, there isn’t a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It’s the cops’ job to tighten down on criminals. – Jesse Ventura

167431. The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s all. It doesn’t guarantee our rights to charity. – Jesse Ventura

167432. Government works less efficiently when it begins to grow out of control and takes on more and more of the responsibilities that belong to the citizens. – Jesse Ventura

167433. I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government’s business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me. – Jesse Ventura

167434. I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask – if he had ever seen Caddyshack. – Jesse Ventura

167435. I believe in the America people’s ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed. – Jesse Ventura

167436. I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there’s not much I can do about that. But I’m going to be honest. I’m going to continue to speak my mind, and that’s who I am. – Jesse Ventura

167437. All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays… a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same. – Jesse Ventura

167438. I decided to run for governor because I got mad… I want to make government more directly accountable to the people. – Jesse Ventura

167439. I don’t believe we need the government’s help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend. – Jesse Ventura

167440. Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn’t: Go stick your head in the mud. – Jesse Ventura

167441. I don’t support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again. – Jesse Ventura

167442. I don’t think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There’s always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent. – Jesse Ventura

167443. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I’m finished with my term as governor, I’m going back to the life that’s waiting for me in the private sector. – Jesse Ventura

167444. I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. – Jesse Ventura

167445. I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. – Ken Venturi

167446. There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once. – Ken Venturi

167447. Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories. – Ken Venturi

167448. It was very unusual to employ prettiness as part of a building. – Robert Venturi

167449. Less is a bore. – Robert Venturi

167450. The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register. – Bob Verdi

167451. What’s unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty. – Bob Verdi

167452. When is it too late to say it’s still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future. – Bob Verdi

167453. You may have the universe if I may have Italy. – Giuseppe Verdi

167454. I adore art… when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear. – Giuseppe Verdi

167455. Sex in a dance is in the eyes of the beholder. I never thought my dances sexy. I suppose that’s because I see myself with my face washed, and to me I look like a rabbit. – Gwen Verdon

167456. I can always remember the dances, even from shows I did 40 years ago. – Gwen Verdon

167457. I always did each show for about two years. So if you play the music, it just comes back to me. – Gwen Verdon

167458. Man should be ever better than he seems. – Aubrey de Vere

167459. Memory, in widow’s weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone. – Aubrey de Vere

167460. So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life. – Ben Vereen

167461. Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, it’s a quiet thing. At least for me it was. – Ben Vereen

167462. Nine years after I had my own accident, I find that in trying to go back to doing those things that I used to do just doesn’t fit. Everything seems to just fall apart. I don’t know why but I think it is because I am this new creature. – Ben Vereen

167463. I love sharing my story. It’s endlessly healing. – Ben Vereen

167464. As I laid in the hospital bed I started thinking that I had a show to do. I was hoping the Doctor would put me together so I could do the show. – Ben Vereen

167465. The death of my daughter is a subject I talk about briefly because there is nothing more tragic. – Ben Vereen

167466. If you’re asking if my breasts are natural, yes, this is how I’ve looked since I was 13 years old. – Sofia Vergara

167467. Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don’t find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed. – Jacques Verges

167468. The links between the American government and the Iraqi government are so close that you cannot judge one without asking at least the other what he has done by this time. – Jacques Verges

167469. Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo. – Jacques Verges

167470. This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market. – Jacques Verges

167471. You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people. – Jacques Verges

167472. It is good for society to have this introspection. – Jacques Verges

167473. In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he’s accused from a document issued by the public attorney. – Jacques Verges

167474. I am not able of hating. I am not able of hating. – Jacques Verges

167475. Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy. – Jacques Verges

167476. I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine. – Jacques Verges

167477. When justice has spoken, humanity must have its turn. – Pierre Vergniaud

167478. There is no miracle cure for the many problems of the world. – Guy Verhofstadt

167479. Crises are challenges, not calamities. – Guy Verhofstadt

167480. Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction. – Guy Verhofstadt

167481. We don’t want protectionism at the heart of the European Union. – Guy Verhofstadt

167482. Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations. – Guy Verhofstadt

167483. Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent. – Guy Verhofstadt

167484. That which concerns everyone must also be discussed and approved by everyone. – Guy Verhofstadt

167485. The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion. – Guy Verhofstadt

167486. I am the Empire at the end of the decadence. – Paul Verlaine

167487. Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town. – Paul Verlaine

167488. The poet is a madman lost in adventure. – Paul Verlaine

167489. When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade, I took up saxophone. – Tom Verlaine

167490. You have to have that organizational principle behind the song. – Tom Verlaine

167491. What’s really fun is to write under different names. – Tom Verlaine

167492. The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug. – Tom Verlaine

167493. The first time I met Patti Smith was in a laundromat. We knew some of the same people, including Richard Hell. – Tom Verlaine

167494. It’s like first grade where you make all your mistakes and people see it and yet some people see that there’s something there that’s really valuable. That’s the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing. – Tom Verlaine

167495. I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese. I like their distilled quality. – Tom Verlaine

167496. I think almost every woman artist I’ve ever met has this ideal of being in a partnership working situation with a man, that men don’t seem to share. They seem to want this ideal thing, that we’ll always be together and work together. – Tom Verlaine

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167497. I never liked mellow sounding guitar. – Tom Verlaine

167498. I like thinking of myself as invisible. I find it a very advantageous way to live. Unfortunately, its not the way the music business works. If you don’t create some kind of public image, it gets created for you. – Tom Verlaine

167499. I just don’t like people coming up to me and saying something. It immediately makes you become insincere. There is no way you can react to it sincerely. – Tom Verlaine

167500. I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade. – Tom Verlaine

167501. I don’t see us as a big media gimmick band. We don’t have a cultivated appearance or anything like Kiss. – Tom Verlaine

167502. I always hated jazz guitar. I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar. If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure I’d buy one that did not have a guitar player on it. The sound was awful! – Tom Verlaine

167503. All the Frank O’Hara types seem to have very little sound stuff going… it’s so chatty or something. – Tom Verlaine

167504. Emily Dickinson has great sound and sense. – Tom Verlaine

167505. I really don’t have that much interest in stardom. – Tom Verlaine

167506. The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. – Jules Verne

167507. Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls. – Jules Verne

167508. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. – Jules Verne

167509. The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? – Jules Verne

167510. On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality! – Jules Verne

167511. Liberty is worth paying for. – Jules Verne

167512. I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. – Jules Verne

167513. Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. – Jules Verne

167514. We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer. – Jules Verne

167515. Gianni created the whole thing. I came later and helped him. – Donatella Versace

167516. You can’t pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It’s better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That’s dangerous. – Donatella Versace

167517. Sometimes big designers are afraid that people won’t recognize them if they change that much. – Donatella Versace

167518. It would be very easy for us to do a collection that everybody would like and not criticize. But criticism is a part of life. You have to take it. – Donatella Versace

167519. In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame. – Donatella Versace

167520. I like perfume and flowers. – Donatella Versace

167521. I don’t like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion. – Donatella Versace

167522. Fashion is not frivolous. I am a businesswoman, a very serious person. – Donatella Versace

167523. Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine. – Donatella Versace

167524. Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. – Donatella Versace

167525. I don’t like my physique at all. – Donatella Versace

167526. My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily. – Gianni Versace

167527. That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. – Gianni Versace

167528. You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sluts. – Gianni Versace

167529. I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change. – Gianni Versace

167530. For me, the summer will be pure gray – mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. – Gianni Versace

167531. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. – Gianni Versace

167532. In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do. – Gianni Versace

167533. I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see. – Dziga Vertov

167534. As long as man labors for a physical existence, though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural; it is life, though that of this world, for which he instinctively works. – Jones Very

167535. From the wrestling of his own soul with the great enemy, comes that depth and mystery which startles us in Hamlet. – Jones Very

167536. Macbeth is contending with the realities of this world, Hamlet with those of the next. – Jones Very

167537. Often and often must he have thought, that, to be or not to be forever, was a question, which must be settled; as it is the foundation, and the only foundation upon which we feel that there can rest one thought, one feeling, or one purpose worthy of a human soul. – Jones Very

167538. These are matters of external history. They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow. – Jones Very

167539. We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek. – Jones Very

167540. The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet. – Titus Flavius Vespasian

167541. It becomes an emperor to die standing. – Titus Flavius Vespasian

167542. Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they’re going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one. – John W. Vessey, Jr.

167543. My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it. – John W. Vessey, Jr.

167544. Don’t get small units caught in between the forces of history. – John W. Vessey, Jr.

167545. More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor. – John W. Vessey, Jr.

167546. Our goal has been to more effectively promote the value of publicly-supported research at our universities, both to the Congress and to the general public. – Charles Vest

167547. We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is, tuition, room and board-to be within approximately one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index. – Charles Vest

167548. We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education. – Charles Vest

167549. There is no question that we are in a period in which we are going to have to use those sources to fund about 35 million dollars a year that used to be paid for by the federal government. – Charles Vest

167550. I believe that our office has clearly been the leader in building coalitions, in getting other universities across the contrary to interact more effectively with the government and particularly the Congress. – Charles Vest

167551. The thing that we at MIT must understand is the amount of real damage that is being done to us in the fine structure of how research funds are expended. – Charles Vest

167552. We will work with industrial or Dept. Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals of openness firm we’re proud to work with the military, and they respect that in turn. – Charles Vest

167553. The term ‘cost shifting,’ as I use it, refers to those items in a university’s budget that used to be reimbursed by the federal government but are no longer paid for by them. – Charles Vest

167554. The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial concept at Harvard and at MIT, has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities. – Charles Vest

167555. Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has already begun to hurt the quality and range of education at every level of American life. – Charles Vest

167556. On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do. – Charles Vest

167557. Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful. – Charles Vest

167558. Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real. – Charles Vest

167559. Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message. – Charles Vest

167560. I would also certainly continue to keep loan repayment interest rates as low as possible. And I would spread the financial aid a little less thinly across all income brackets. – Charles Vest

167561. Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition. – Charles Vest

167562. For much of this decade, both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe. – Charles Vest

167563. Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we’ve made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true. – Charles Vest

167564. Literally from the moment I came in the door of MIT, it was very clear that a highly productive 40-year partnership between U.S. research universities and the federal government was badly eroding. – Charles Vest

167565. I didn’t want my parents to support me. I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself. – Linda Vester

167566. What upset me the most was not that I would die, but that I was letting down my parents. I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine, at the expense of my parents. – Linda Vester

167567. The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence. – Linda Vester

167568. Sometimes stories are inherently important whether or not they have a direct relation to your life. – Linda Vester

167569. So now my road map has changed and I don’t have a really clear idea of what the next stops are. – Linda Vester

167570. I think I’d like to stay anchoring because, number one, I’m learning a lot, and I love it when I’m learning. And number two, I also have the luxury of a stable life. – Linda Vester

167571. Finally, I get to have houseplants and they stay alive. – Linda Vester

167572. But there’s always a Mass. It’s not a formal Mass at all. We’re sitting around her dining room table with wine and Eucharist and holding hands. It’s very informal and small, but to me that’s a wonderful way to have Mass. – Linda Vester

167573. But for the first time in many years, I get to sleep in my own bed every night. I haven’t done that, literally, in years. It seems like such a small thing, but it is so nice. – Linda Vester

167574. As a journalist, it is so easy to get hardened when you see so many stories that are disturbing. Sometimes it’s just your survival mechanism that makes you hardened to some of it. – Linda Vester

167575. And since I just turned 32, I’m thinking about getting married, having a family, and that’s very difficult to do on the road as a correspondent. – Linda Vester

167576. In my rational mind, I know… that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can’t say that I totally understand why – why that is allowed to happen. – Linda Vester

167577. One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won’t lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans. – Boris Vian

167578. There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly. – Boris Vian

167579. The problem is the following, black music is increasing encumbered by white elements, often pleasant but always superfluous, easily and advantageously replaced with black elements. – Boris Vian

167580. Of course, it’s fun to play with Blacks. – Boris Vian

167581. I played the trumpet a bit like a porker, I think. – Boris Vian

167582. The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938, Dizzy in ’48, and Ella in ’52. – Boris Vian

167583. We’re really quite nice and friendly, but everyone has a beastly side to them, don’t they? – Sid Vicious

167584. I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror. – Sid Vicious

167585. You can’t arrest me, I’m a rockstar. – Sid Vicious

167586. We are better than anyone, ain’t we? Except for the Eagles, the Eagles are better than us. – Sid Vicious

167587. Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE. – Sid Vicious

167588. The band broke up because I couldn’t bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance. – Sid Vicious

167589. I’m not chic, I could never be chic. – Sid Vicious

167590. I’ll die before I’m 25, and when I do I’ll have lived the way I wanted to. – Sid Vicious

167591. I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left. – Sid Vicious

167592. American audiences are just the same as any other audiences. Except a bit more boring. – Sid Vicious

167593. I just cash in on the fact that I’m good looking, and I’ve got a nice figure and girls like me. – Sid Vicious

167594. You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’re got music. – Sid Vicious

167595. I’m not vicious really. I consider myself to be kindhearted. I love my mum. – Sid Vicious

167596. There is no reason inherent in the real resources available to us why we cannot move rapidly within the next two or three years to a state of genuine full employment. – William Vickrey

167597. Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours. – William Vickrey

167598. The great increase in longevity has produced a surge in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement. It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets, so we need a larger government debt. – William Vickrey

167599. The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression. – William Vickrey

167600. The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact of government outlays and revenues. – William Vickrey

167601. Nearly all educational expenditure should be considered a capital outlay, whether it provides a future return in the form of enhanced taxable income or in terms of an enhanced quality of life. – William Vickrey

167602. There is no real justification for a requirement that a budget of any sort should be balanced, except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government. – William Vickrey

167603. If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year, or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain. – William Vickrey

167604. This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics. – William Vickrey

167605. The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy is likely to be perverse, in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure. – William Vickrey

167606. Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare. – William Vickrey

167607. Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain. – William Vickrey

167608. I define genuine full employment as a situation where there are at least as many job openings as there are persons seeking employment, probably calling for a rate of unemployment, as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent. – William Vickrey

167609. Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross markup on the basis of past performance. These entitlements would be transferable and a market in them would be developed. – William Vickrey

167610. Don’t you think you’re just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic? – William Vickrey

167611. Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level. – William Vickrey

167612. Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation. – William Vickrey

167613. Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief. – William Vickrey

167614. It’s insane to try to balance the budget. – William Vickrey

167615. The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things. – Giambattista Vico

167616. The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute. – Giambattista Vico

167617. It is true that men themselves made this world of nations… but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves. – Giambattista Vico

167618. Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth. – Giambattista Vico

167619. Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race. – Giambattista Vico

167620. What was really horrifying about jail is that it really isn’t horrifying. You adjust very easily. – Roberta Victor

167621. The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself. – Queen Victoria

167622. We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist. – Queen Victoria

167623. The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them. – Queen Victoria

167624. I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous. – Queen Victoria

167625. I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness. – Queen Victoria

167626. I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all. – Queen Victoria

167627. I don’t dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting. – Queen Victoria

167628. For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous. – Queen Victoria

167629. Everybody grows but me. – Queen Victoria

167630. Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife. – Queen Victoria

167631. Being married gives one one’s position like nothing else can. – Queen Victoria

167632. When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl – and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to – which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage. – Queen Victoria

167633. An ugly baby is a very nasty object – and the prettiest is frightful. – Queen Victoria

167634. A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one. – Queen Victoria

167635. Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. – Queen Victoria

167636. Music can affect for good or ill the body as well as the mind. – Tomas Luis de Victoria

167637. Music is not man’s invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits. – Tomas Luis de Victoria

167638. The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent. – Gore Vidal

167639. The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible. – Gore Vidal

167640. The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all. – Gore Vidal

167641. The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. – Gore Vidal

167642. The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. – Gore Vidal

167643. The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes. – Gore Vidal

167644. The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions. – Gore Vidal

167645. Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. – Gore Vidal

167646. That loyal retainer of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the American president. – Gore Vidal

167647. Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they’re scraping the top of the barrel. – Gore Vidal

167648. There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. – Gore Vidal

167649. Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. – Gore Vidal

167650. That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers. – Gore Vidal

167651. There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices. – Gore Vidal

167652. There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem. – Gore Vidal

167653. There’s a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all. – Gore Vidal

167654. Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die. – Gore Vidal

167655. To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds. – Gore Vidal

167656. Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either. – Gore Vidal

167657. Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults. – Gore Vidal

167658. We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. – Gore Vidal

167659. We’re not a democracy. – Gore Vidal

167660. What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke? – Gore Vidal

167661. Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. – Gore Vidal

167662. Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note. – Gore Vidal

167663. Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith. – Gore Vidal

167664. Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences. – Gore Vidal

167665. What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions. – Gore Vidal

167666. As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. – Gore Vidal

167667. Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself. – Gore Vidal

167668. Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They’re interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil. – Gore Vidal

167669. A good deed never goes unpunished. – Gore Vidal

167670. A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. – Gore Vidal

167671. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself. – Gore Vidal

167672. All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world. – Gore Vidal

167673. Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60. – Gore Vidal

167674. Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. – Gore Vidal

167675. As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. – Gore Vidal

167676. By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over. – Gore Vidal

167677. Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they’re both just aspirin. – Gore Vidal

167678. Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little. – Gore Vidal

167679. Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope it’s the same fifty percent. – Gore Vidal

167680. Never have children, only grandchildren. – Gore Vidal

167681. Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale. – Gore Vidal

167682. One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves. – Gore Vidal

167683. Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. – Gore Vidal

167684. On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. – Gore Vidal

167685. Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. – Gore Vidal

167686. Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age. – Gore Vidal

167687. It’s not enough to succeed. Others must fail. – Gore Vidal

167688. It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail. – Gore Vidal

167689. I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. – Gore Vidal

167690. In writing and politicking, it’s best not to think about it, just do it. – Gore Vidal

167691. In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you’re a great writer, you must say that you are. – Gore Vidal

167692. It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true. – Gore Vidal

167693. I’m all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults. – Gore Vidal

167694. I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league. – Mark Viduka

167695. Don’t you know, priests, why our sermons do not touch the people’s heart? Because we do not preach to the eyes, only to the ears. – Antonio Vieira

167696. What is the use of theorizing as to wherein lies the charm that moves us? – Alfred de Vigny

167697. Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life? – Alfred de Vigny

167698. One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact. – Alfred de Vigny

167699. The human mind, I believe, cares for the True only in the general character of an epoch. – Alfred de Vigny

167700. The study of social progress is today not less needed in literature than is the analysis of the human heart. – Alfred de Vigny

167701. We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source – the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous. – Alfred de Vigny

167702. On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born. – Alfred de Vigny

167703. What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete. – Alfred de Vigny

167704. Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil? – Alfred de Vigny

167705. We live in an age of universal investigation, and of exploration of the sources of all movements. – Alfred de Vigny

167706. The acts of the human race on the world’s stage have doubtless a coherent unity, but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be visible only to the eye of God, until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man. – Alfred de Vigny

167707. No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself unless he has crystallized into expressive and original phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart. – Alfred de Vigny

167708. Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of actions which our minds can not weigh, can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling which gives birth to forms of thought, always vague and cloudy? – Alfred de Vigny

167709. I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller – some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in. – Alfred de Vigny

167710. From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own. – Alfred de Vigny

167711. France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man. – Alfred de Vigny

167712. Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction? – Alfred de Vigny

167713. Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France – that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven? – Alfred de Vigny

167714. But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity. – Alfred de Vigny

167715. Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. – Alfred de Vigny

167716. Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever. – Alfred de Vigny

167717. Clinton’s a schmuck. – Abe Vigoda

167718. What makes me laugh? Richard Nixon always made me laugh. – Bruce Vilanch

167719. Generally with the Oscars or the Emmys there isn’t much you can do until the nominations are announced. Then you know what kind of year you’re dealing with – what’s been overlooked, what the issues are. – Bruce Vilanch

167720. I do a lot of screen re-writing. – Bruce Vilanch

167721. I mean, I’ve sold all these scripts and nothing’s been made. Studios have closed, stars have died. I had a director find Jesus. And the pictures just don’t get made. – Bruce Vilanch

167722. I mean, when I started out I was billing per hour, like a shrink because you would sit with somebody and work. But most of it, if it’s for a live show it’s usually a buy-out. A flat fee. – Bruce Vilanch

167723. I write screenplays that don’t get made and pilots that don’t get picked up, and I re-write other people’s movies, and those are all different kinds of fees. – Bruce Vilanch

167724. I’ve written about 15 screenplays and they all sold – they were all sold on pitches. – Bruce Vilanch

167725. It’s really live television, the way God meant it to be. – Bruce Vilanch

167726. It’s the biggest party in the world, and you have to keep the whole thing percolating, which is difficult because a lot of awards most people don’t care about. – Bruce Vilanch

167727. They make a humongous profit, but the people that work on the shows don’t get paid a lot because they’re working on the Oscars show. It’s the biggest show in the world. – Bruce Vilanch

167728. Eddie Izzard is absolutely brilliant. I would love to write something for him. – Bruce Vilanch

167729. Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something. – Pancho Villa

167730. Let me be clear – no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions. – Antonio Villaraigosa

167731. My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child. – Antonio Villaraigosa

167732. The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come… It’s an honor and a privilege. I was called and I’ve got to be here. – Antonio Villaraigosa

167733. I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. – Antonio Villaraigosa

167734. No one felt it more than the President. I saw him repeatedly, and he fairly groaned at the inexplicable delay in the advent of help from the loyal States. – Henry Villard

167735. Without any formal orders to retreat, what was left of the several organizations yielded to a general impulse to abandon the field. Officers and men became controlled by the one thought of getting as far as possible from the enemy. – Henry Villard

167736. Towards four o’clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive. A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion, which spread rapidly along the whole front. Now came the disastrous end. – Henry Villard

167737. There was nothing in all Douglas’s powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln’s speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end. – Henry Villard

167738. Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs. – Henry Villard

167739. I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward. – Henry Villard

167740. I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me. – Henry Villard

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167741. He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him. – Henry Villard

167742. He appeared every night, like myself, at about nine o’clock, in the office of Mr. Tyler, to learn the news brought in the night Associated Press report. He knew me from the Bull Run campaign as a correspondent of the press. – Henry Villard

167743. General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance and a danger at headquarters and in the field, and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career. – Henry Villard

167744. The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room, and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained standing for protracted observations. – Henry Villard

167745. At 6 years old I knew there was no place for me. – Herve Villechaize

167746. I have to do what’s right. – Herve Villechaize

167747. I love you all too much, it’s one of just of my problems. – Herve Villechaize

167748. I’m doing what I have to do. I want everyone to know that I love them. – Herve Villechaize

167749. I’ve always been a proud man. – Herve Villechaize

167750. It hurts, it hurts… Im dying, I’m dying. – Herve Villechaize

167751. I will drive flat out all the time. I love racing. – Gilles Villeneuve

167752. If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari. – Gilles Villeneuve

167753. If I knew I couldn’t win races, I would have stayed in the States. – Jacques Villeneuve

167754. I hate it when politics play too large part in the sport. – Jacques Villeneuve

167755. Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow. – Dominique de Villepin

167756. I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community. – Dominique de Villepin

167757. Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back. – Dominique de Villepin

167758. The world’s a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray. – George Villiers

167759. What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things? – George Villiers

167760. Men’s fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them. – George Villiers

167761. Make my breast transparent as pure crystal, that the world, jealous of me, may see the foulest thought my heart does hold. – George Villiers

167762. Good wits will jump. – George Villiers

167763. And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me. – George Villiers

167764. Good talkers are only found in Paris. – Francois Villon

167765. My days are gone a-wandering. – Francois Villon

167766. But where are the snows of yester year? – Francois Villon

167767. Let us tackle the big issues with bold ideas that transform Iowa to accomplish our shared mission to grow Iowa, and realize our shared vision of Iowa as the best place to live, work and raise a family. – Thomas Vilsack

167768. My friends, history, history calls us to this time and to this place. A solemn choice rests with us – where do we go from here? Do we move slowly and incrementally? Or do we seize the challenge of our time and tackle the great issues of our day. – Thomas Vilsack

167769. Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens. – Thomas Vilsack

167770. Quality, affordable housing is a key element of a strong and secure Iowa. – Thomas Vilsack

167771. The future of healthcare security should include flexibility from the federal government to allow us to serve the state’s most vulnerable citizens. – Thomas Vilsack

167772. We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors – it is truly an Iowa value. – Thomas Vilsack

167773. People don’t understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don’t believe that’s because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that’s because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can’t just keep taking from the land. You’ve got to give something back. – Tom Vilsack

167774. Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn’t have these folks, you would be spending a lot more – three, four or five times more – for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks. – Tom Vilsack

167775. This is a coup for commissioner Bud Selig. I’m surprised it’s as good as it is. – Fay Vincent

167776. Certainly toward the end of the season, you and I could be in a ballpark and they might say the crowd is 30,000, and we could look around and see that there was no more than 10,000. – Fay Vincent

167777. I believe that, too, it’s hard to believe that anybody could not believe that. – Fay Vincent

167778. I can’t be optimistic. I can be hopeful. – Fay Vincent

167779. I think it would have been a lot better for him to say, I did it and I’m sorry, McGwire was never one to show a lot of emotion on the field, not a player who sought attention and craved to be thought of as a nice guy. – Fay Vincent

167780. It was a terrible day for baseball, it was a worse day for Congress. – Fay Vincent

167781. It’s not in baseball’s interest or the players’ interest to be taking this stance. It’s the people’s game. – Fay Vincent

167782. It’s tempting, because as one senator said to me, ‘We know if we invite baseball down, we’ll draw a crowd’. – Fay Vincent

167783. The economics of baseball are the big problem. The big clubs make a lot of money and the little clubs don’t. – Fay Vincent

167784. The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top-tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame. – Fay Vincent

167785. I hope my fans remember my name is Gene Vincent and not Gene Autry. – Gene Vincent

167786. I’m a crack shot and I’ve won medals for shooting. But I don’t think I could shoot a person. – Gene Vincent

167787. Technique is everything and we play a contact sport. – Troy Vincent

167788. It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play. – Troy Vincent

167789. Win it, or it’s start all over around here. – Troy Vincent

167790. We have our own reasons for what’s motivating us right now. – Troy Vincent

167791. We did it together. Not one individual carried this team. – Troy Vincent

167792. Together we knew that we could have success. – Troy Vincent

167793. These kids are the future of the National Football League. They’re the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros. – Troy Vincent

167794. There is no future. This is the season. Get to the Super Bowl. – Troy Vincent

167795. The most important thing we stressed is that we want those kids to be productive citizens. – Troy Vincent

167796. Professional sports are something they can’t control. – Troy Vincent

167797. Obviously we will talk about doing everything we can to make our sport as safe as possible. – Troy Vincent

167798. Taking part in these types of programs is crucial to our youth and crucial to the future of this game. – Troy Vincent

167799. Injuries are part of the game, but sometimes we can avoid them by just practicing our techniques. – Troy Vincent

167800. I encourage everyone out there to get involved. – Troy Vincent

167801. History is history. – Troy Vincent

167802. Coaches aren’t concentrating enough of the technical part of this game and that could lead to injuries. – Troy Vincent

167803. At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids a little bit about life skills. – Troy Vincent

167804. As you get older, you’re always maturing, you’re always learning something new about yourself. – Troy Vincent

167805. I miss the 80’s as well, it was a truly great decade for music. – Vinnie Vincent

167806. In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace, I honestly think we’re both different, and we both brought something unique to the musical. – Vinnie Vincent

167807. I hope to find the perfect band as well, I really do, and I’m working very hard to find that band. – Vinnie Vincent

167808. I also plan to release a ballads collection. – Vinnie Vincent

167809. I agree with you about the music of today. It lacks style and emotion. – Vinnie Vincent

167810. I have no plan to retire anytime soon, although remember I am 50 years old! – Vinnie Vincent

167811. Soon I will be doing what I love again. – Vinnie Vincent

167812. Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. – Leonardo da Vinci

167813. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci

167814. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. – Leonardo da Vinci

167815. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci

167816. The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. – Leonardo da Vinci

167817. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

167818. Our life is made by the death of others. – Leonardo da Vinci

167819. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. – Leonardo da Vinci

167820. Nature never breaks her own laws. – Leonardo da Vinci

167821. The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. – Leonardo da Vinci

167822. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci

167823. Life well spent is long. – Leonardo da Vinci

167824. The smallest feline is a masterpiece. – Leonardo da Vinci

167825. The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects. – Leonardo da Vinci

167826. There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. – Leonardo da Vinci

167827. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. – Leonardo da Vinci

167828. Water is the driving force of all nature. – Leonardo da Vinci

167829. Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. – Leonardo da Vinci

167830. Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci

167831. Who sows virtue reaps honor. – Leonardo da Vinci

167832. You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself. – Leonardo da Vinci

167833. You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand. – Leonardo da Vinci

167834. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. – Leonardo da Vinci

167835. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

167836. While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. – Leonardo da Vinci

167837. Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. – Leonardo da Vinci

167838. Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. – Leonardo da Vinci

167839. Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. – Leonardo da Vinci

167840. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. – Leonardo da Vinci

167841. Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. – Leonardo da Vinci

167842. Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. – Leonardo da Vinci

167843. Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci

167844. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. – Leonardo da Vinci

167845. As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself. – Leonardo da Vinci

167846. Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! – Leonardo da Vinci

167847. Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. – Leonardo da Vinci

167848. For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. – Leonardo da Vinci

167849. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

167850. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

167851. A well-spent day brings happy sleep. – Leonardo da Vinci

167852. It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. – Leonardo da Vinci

167853. Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness. – Leonardo da Vinci

167854. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci

167855. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. – Leonardo da Vinci

167856. In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. – Leonardo da Vinci

167857. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo da Vinci

167858. I have wasted my hours. – Leonardo da Vinci

167859. I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have. – Leonardo da Vinci

167860. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci

167861. Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. – Leonardo da Vinci

167862. He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. – Leonardo da Vinci

167863. People ask ‘do you make a conscious effort not to swear?’ – if you’re doing silly stuff you’re not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway. – Tim Vine

167864. So I went to the Chinese restaurant and this duck came up to me with a red. – Tim Vine

167865. You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’ So that was nice. – Tim Vine

167866. Velcro: what a rip-off. – Tim Vine

167867. So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me “Can you give me a lift?” I said “Sure, you look great, the world’s your oyster, go for it.'” – Tim Vine

167868. So I said to the gym instructor: ‘Can you teach me to do the splits?’ He said: ‘How flexible are you?’ I said: I can’t make Tuesdays.’ – Tim Vine

167869. So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said ‘Is that the local swimming baths?’ He said ‘It depends where you’re calling from.’ – Tim Vine

167870. So I rang up a local building firm, I said ‘I want a skip outside my house.’ He said ‘I’m not stopping you.’ – Tim Vine

167871. So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said ‘Who’s speaking please?’ And a voice said ‘You are.’ – Tim Vine

167872. You see I’m against hunting, in fact I’m a hunt saboteur. I go out the night before and shoot the fox. – Tim Vine

167873. Black beauty – he’s a dark horse. – Tim Vine

167874. Now, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought ‘This is unusual’. And the dentist said to me ‘Mr Vine, get out of the filing cabinet. – Tim Vine

167875. Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it’s Colin. – Tim Vine

167876. I love acting, but it’s all just a bonus. – Tim Vine

167877. I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum. – Tim Vine

167878. I was at sea the other day and loads of meat floated past. It was a bit choppy. – Tim Vine

167879. I was reading a book… ‘the history of glue’ – I couldn’t put it down. – Tim Vine

167880. I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself. – Tim Vine

167881. I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again. – Tim Vine

167882. My house is a bit like a teenager’s bedroom. The kind of pictures you have hanging up on your wall say a lot about you. I’ve got ones of Evel Knievel, Elvis and Starsky and Hutch, signed by David Soul. – Tim Vine

167883. Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds. – Tim Vine

167884. With silly stuff, it’s seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it’s because I’m nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke. – Tim Vine

167885. Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow. – Alexandre Vinet

167886. God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations. – Alexandre Vinet

167887. The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control. – Joan D. Vinge

167888. Perhaps the thing that makes humans truly unique on Earth is that we are never satisfied with our situation; maybe that is what’s taken us so far. – Joan D. Vinge

167889. Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession. – Joan D. Vinge

167890. Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life. – Joan D. Vinge

167891. The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time. – Joan D. Vinge

167892. The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight. – Joan D. Vinge

167893. The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed. – Joan D. Vinge

167894. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level. – Joan D. Vinge

167895. These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual. – Joan D. Vinge

167896. Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious. – Joan D. Vinge

167897. Myth is, after all, the neverending story. – Joan D. Vinge

167898. What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time. – Joan D. Vinge

167899. Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end. – Joan D. Vinge

167900. What I do not want to write is didactic political tracts. – Joan D. Vinge

167901. We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us. – Joan D. Vinge

167902. As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones. – Joan D. Vinge

167903. I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it. – Joan D. Vinge

167904. And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large. – Joan D. Vinge

167905. Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle. – Joan D. Vinge

167906. Besides, wouldn’t it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones? – Joan D. Vinge

167907. Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. – Joan D. Vinge

167908. But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives. – Joan D. Vinge

167909. Everything born has to die, in order to make room for the future. – Joan D. Vinge

167910. Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear. – Joan D. Vinge

167911. For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever. – Joan D. Vinge

167912. Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write. – Joan D. Vinge

167913. Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established. – Joan D. Vinge

167914. I wanted to show those characters discovering it is possible to find common ground, as they make their way through a plotline that I hope is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant. – Joan D. Vinge

167915. Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning. – Joan D. Vinge

167916. When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project. – Vernor Vinge

167917. It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules. – Vernor Vinge

167918. Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded. – Vernor Vinge

167919. The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors. – Vernor Vinge

167920. The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility. – Vernor Vinge

167921. Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. – Vernor Vinge

167922. The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity. – Vernor Vinge

167923. In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds. – Vernor Vinge

167924. When I began writing science fiction in the middle ’60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months. – Vernor Vinge

167925. The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being. – Vernor Vinge

167926. IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is. – Vernor Vinge

167927. I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans’ natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology. – Vernor Vinge

167928. I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. – Vernor Vinge

167929. I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence. – Vernor Vinge

167930. How will the approach of the Singularity spread across the human world view? – Vernor Vinge

167931. Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things. – Vernor Vinge

167932. But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will. – Vernor Vinge

167933. But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence. – Vernor Vinge

167934. Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace. – Vernor Vinge

167935. Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions, but often no faster than natural selection can do its work – the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection. – Vernor Vinge

167936. And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I’d be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove… instead of twenty. – Vernor Vinge

167937. We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light. – Vernor Vinge

167938. The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte Carlo’s Battle of the Magazine Covers. – John Vinocur

167939. The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look. – John Vinocur

167940. There is a vast difference – a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar. – Frederick M. Vinson

167941. Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change. – Frederick M. Vinson

167942. Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music. – Bobby Vinton

167943. It’s just different today. Nobody seems to last too long these days. I wouldn’t know how to get started today. – Bobby Vinton

167944. Most of those takes were one take. I made those records in three minutes. I didn’t have time to get nervous or scared the first time I sang it. It was all ‘live’ and I enjoyed it so much. – Bobby Vinton

167945. Nobody really thought I was going to make it, because I was a musician. I really wasn’t a singer. – Bobby Vinton

167946. Sammy Davis, I backed him up. I used to study him every night. I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate a little bit from the best. – Bobby Vinton

167947. Session musicians kind of respected me because what I was talking about made sense. That all came from an education. Believe me, education does you more good. Maybe that’s the reason I’ve been around so long. – Bobby Vinton

167948. They said hey look, The Beatles deserve to be number one, not Bobby Vinton. We’re gonna cut your tires. Change that listing. They were dedicated at the time. – Bobby Vinton

167949. I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison. I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke. So many great performers. – Bobby Vinton

167950. To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it. – Bobby Vinton

167951. To me, there was nothing greater than to play for an audience and to entertain people and that has stayed with me all these years. – Bobby Vinton

167952. Today, you’re either very big or you’re playing stadiums or you’re not playing anymore. You’re either popular where everybody will go to a 20,000 seat arena to see you or they won’t go to see you at all. – Bobby Vinton

167953. Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid. They take drugs. They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life. I just played it straight. – Bobby Vinton

167954. When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra. I had 20 girls singing and dancing. I had a cast of characters. It was a big group production, as well as ushers, ticket takers. – Bobby Vinton

167955. I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults. – Bobby Vinton

167956. The whole format of entertainment that I did seems to be fading away. The music business of today is completely different when you see the videos and the music. – Bobby Vinton

167957. Hey, we’ve all been to high school We’ve seen the in-crowds. Most of us have been in the outer crowds, the people who weren’t in. Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy. – Bobby Vinton

167958. All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade, a good education is a must. I don’t think I would’ve done as good without an education. – Bobby Vinton

167959. All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick – no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background. – Bobby Vinton

167960. As far as critics, I’m not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me ’cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I’ve always like, played by the rules. – Bobby Vinton

167961. I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn’t into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I’m still surprising people. – Bobby Vinton

167962. Everything they say about Elvis today is true. He was just one great guy. He wasn’t jealous of anyone. I would say Elvis was really someone special when you add it all up. – Bobby Vinton

167963. I was smart, to tell you the truth. I’m not really bright, but I’m not stupid. – Bobby Vinton

167964. I did have a big following in the upper New York area. I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years. I have areas that I say are my areas. – Bobby Vinton

167965. I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days. – Bobby Vinton

167966. I must tell you, to get started today must be very difficult ’cause whatever it takes today is very tough. They have to invest a million dollars in a video just to see if you have a hit record. – Bobby Vinton

167967. I remember Mick Jagger asking me ‘hey, how do you guys feel about us coming over here and taking all the play from you guys?’ I said ‘Well, in a way, you have eliminated all my competition. – Bobby Vinton

167968. I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores. – Bobby Vinton

167969. I was a schooled musician. When I made ‘Blue Velvet’, I told everyone what to do. I was an arranger. I learned music in school I told the band to play this. I told the guitar to do that. – Bobby Vinton

167970. Everybody goes through a stage where you have it. And, all of a sudden, you don’t have it anymore. You get older and the audience gets younger. – Bobby Vinton

167971. Love is the same as like except you feel sexier. – Judith Viorst

167972. Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces. – Judith Viorst

167973. You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. – Judith Viorst

167974. When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he’s dead. – Judith Viorst

167975. We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong. – Judith Viorst

167976. Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood? – Judith Viorst

167977. Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it. – Judith Viorst

167978. One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. – Judith Viorst

167979. Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. – Judith Viorst

167980. I could be such a wonderful wife to another wife’s husband. – Judith Viorst

167981. Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there. – Judith Viorst

167982. Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents, we expect to produce better children than they produced. – Judith Viorst

167983. The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them. – Rudolf Virchow

167984. It was important to score points today and I went for them with my guts. – Richard Virenque

167985. My first was in 1994 and it’s ten years ago already. It’s been ten years and I’m still around. I won a stage again, like I did last year and the year before. – Richard Virenque

167986. I symbolized doping… My phone rarely rings. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of riders who call me. – Richard Virenque

167987. The more the years go by, the more difficult it gets. I’m getting old. – Richard Virenque

167988. Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly. – Virgil

167989. Who can blind lover’s eyes? – Virgil

167990. Your descendants shall gather your fruits. – Virgil

167991. One man excels in eloquence, another in arms. – Virgil

167992. The medicine increases the disease. – Virgil

167993. The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety. – Virgil

167994. The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one’s steps, and reach the air above, there’s the rub. – Virgil

167995. Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances. – Virgil

167996. Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy. – Virgil

167997. Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember. – Virgil

167998. Passion and strife bow down the mind. – Virgil

167999. O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts! – Virgil

168000. None but himself can be his parallel. – Virgil

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