180000 famous quotes part 169 – 168001 to 169000

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180000 famous quotes part 169 – 168001 to 169000

168001. Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate. – Virgil

168002. The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. – Virgil

168003. Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor? – Virgil

168004. They succeed, because they think they can. – Virgil

168005. Love conquers all. – Virgil

168006. Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all. – Virgil

168007. Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth. – Virgil

168008. Mind moves matter. – Virgil

168009. To have died once is enough. – Virgil

168010. Hug the shore; let others try the deep. – Virgil

168011. Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. – Virgil

168012. What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? – Virgil

168013. What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. – Virgil

168014. We can’t all do everything. – Virgil

168015. Want of pluck shows want of blood. – Virgil

168016. Veiling truth in mystery. – Virgil

168017. They can because they think they can. – Virgil

168018. Trust not to much to appearances. – Virgil

168019. Their rage supplies them with weapons. – Virgil

168020. Time passes irrevocably. – Virgil

168021. Time is flying never to return. – Virgil

168022. Time flies never to be recalled. – Virgil

168023. It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. – Virgil

168024. They can conquer who believe they can. – Virgil

168025. They are able because they think they are able. – Virgil

168026. There’s a snake lurking in the grass. – Virgil

168027. There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead. – Virgil

168028. Trust one who has tried. – Virgil

168029. Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched. – Virgil

168030. Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person. – Virgil

168031. Each of us bears his own Hell. – Virgil

168032. It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task. – Virgil

168033. Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses. – Virgil

168034. Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. – Virgil

168035. Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. – Virgil

168036. Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. – Virgil

168037. But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained. – Virgil

168038. Endure the present, and watch for better things. – Virgil

168039. As the twig is bent the tree inclines. – Virgil

168040. All things deteriorate in time. – Virgil

168041. All our sweetest hours fly fastest. – Virgil

168042. Age steals away all things, even the mind. – Virgil

168043. Age carries all things away, even the mind. – Virgil

168044. A fault is fostered by concealment. – Virgil

168045. I shudder when relating it. – Virgil

168046. Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers. – Virgil

168047. Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things. – Virgil

168048. In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used? – Virgil

168049. If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong. – Virgil

168050. If one swain scorns you, you will soon find another. – Virgil

168051. I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. – Virgil

168052. Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you. – Virgil

168053. He enters the port with a full sail. – Virgil

168054. Every man makes a god of his own desire. – Virgil

168055. Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes. – Virgil

168056. Go forth a conqueror and win great victories. – Virgil

168057. Fate will find a way. – Virgil

168058. From one learn all. – Virgil

168059. From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods. – Virgil

168060. Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil

168061. Fortune favours the bold. – Virgil

168062. Fear is proof of a degenerate mind. – Virgil

168063. Every sound alarms. – Virgil

168064. Fury itself supplies arms. – Virgil

168065. He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground. – Virgil

168066. War was my university. Everything has proceeded from there. – Paul Virilio

168067. Images contaminate us like viruses. – Paul Virilio

168068. It will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means, it will be what I have dubbed ‘the integral accident’ that is the continuation of politics by other means. – Paul Virilio

168069. Science, which is not so attached to ‘truth’ as it once was, ut more to immediate ‘effectiveness’, is now drifting towards a decline, it’s civic fall from grace. – Paul Virilio

168070. The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light. – Paul Virilio

168071. I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years. All my track outputs used to come up on my old board in the same order as in the old Mac G4 – 1 through 32, came up as 1 through 32, for instance. – Tony Visconti

168072. My dad’s sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal – his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between. – Tony Visconti

168073. Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band. – Tony Visconti

168074. It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. – Tony Visconti

168075. In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. – Tony Visconti

168076. I make records with an open mind, I always have. – Tony Visconti

168077. In August most of Europe goes on holiday. – Tony Visconti

168078. My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high school and was awarded a college scholarship. Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could continue to support his family. – Tony Visconti

168079. We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters. – Tony Visconti

168080. Today’s recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago. – Tony Visconti

168081. Today a record producer is even more involved and is often the production’s sole musician, one person playing all the instruments one-by-one. – Tony Visconti

168082. The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play. – Tony Visconti

168083. Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts. – Tony Visconti

168084. Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I’d rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on. – Tony Visconti

168085. Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I’m so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time. – Tony Visconti

168086. Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge. That directly related to a film producer’s job. – Tony Visconti

168087. Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world. – Tony Visconti

168088. Now I know what it’s like to be a rock star. No, I didn’t sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities. – Tony Visconti

168089. No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part. – Tony Visconti

168090. My father loved people, children and pets. – Tony Visconti

168091. I also mixed David Bowie’s Young Americans album in 5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon. Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered and sound amazingly good, better than ever, in fact! – Tony Visconti

168092. I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural. – Tony Visconti

168093. My profession is called record production. – Tony Visconti

168094. I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father. – Tony Visconti

168095. I am flying back to New York as I write this. I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again. – Tony Visconti

168096. I am not a creature of habit. – Tony Visconti

168097. Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all, still having fun doing it. – Tony Visconti

168098. Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable. – Tony Visconti

168099. Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click. – Tony Visconti

168100. Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders. – Tony Visconti

168101. But some great records are are being made with today’s technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn’t have emerged when recording was more organic. – Tony Visconti

168102. I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household. – Tony Visconti

168103. When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father’s guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs. – Tony Visconti

168104. To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott

168105. To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott

168106. To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. – David Viscott

168107. Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure. – David Viscott

168108. The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. – David Viscott

168109. You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. – David Viscott

168110. Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. – David Viscott

168111. No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. – David Viscott

168112. Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence. – David Viscott

168113. In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try. – David Viscott

168114. If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. – David Viscott

168115. This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole. – David Viscott

168116. There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It’s up to you to find it, and you can. – David Viscott

168117. I don’t get what my signature is supposed to mean if we haven’t had some kind of exchange. – Nana Visitor

168118. The point of writing my name to you is that I see who you are, you see who I am… and that’s what it’s about. – Nana Visitor

168119. I would love to have seen a male-female relationship that had nothing to do with falling in love, I’d love to prove, even on TV – even if it’s not true! – that men and women can be friends without any kind of involvement. – Nana Visitor

168120. Now I’m going to put my eyelashes on and stretch my legs out and do a show. – Nana Visitor

168121. Easy was, like, spending time with Jennifer on set. Difficult stuff about character is, it was a little bit like just being the only one with no superhuman powers. – Goran Visnjic

168122. I don’t understand the word hunk. – Goran Visnjic

168123. I don’t want to lose my accent, I just want it to become smaller. – Goran Visnjic

168124. I don’t know if everybody is ready to hear a woman tell them so-and-so is going to run off left tackle. But you know what? They’re going to hear it. – Lesley Visser

168125. Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports. – Lesley Visser

168126. When I was writing, I genuinely believed each word was my own. – Kaavya Viswanathan

168127. It is time for everyone to sit down – the NCAA, the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity – and come up with suitable solutions to these problems. – Dick Vitale

168128. I’m living the American dream. – Dick Vitale

168129. Everything is so funny in the movie. The funniest thing about the movie is the transformations they were able to make with the characters. – Joe Viterelli

168130. He asked why and I said, ‘Because Gwyneth has a fat suit, my wife has a fat suit – I don’t get a fat suit?’ He looked at me and said, ‘You mean you don’t have one on?’ – Joe Viterelli

168131. We have actors from other films, from ‘Baywatch,’ and so on, and these people are looking exactly the opposite of what they are. The transformations were so smooth, and so funny to watch, it was unbelievable. – Joe Viterelli

168132. There was the best teachers from the Czech Philharmonic, highly dedicated people, some of the best musicians in the world passing on the knowledge about the country, about the principles, and about the music. – Miroslav Vitous

168133. Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that, everything broke wide open. – Miroslav Vitous

168134. So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore. – Miroslav Vitous

168135. So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it. – Miroslav Vitous

168136. So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument. – Miroslav Vitous

168137. That was really so upsetting when you are trying to pass on some very serious knowledge and be basically, treated worse than a student coming off the street because his father pays the tuition. Come on. Give me a break. This is no school. This is a joke. – Miroslav Vitous

168138. The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose. – Miroslav Vitous

168139. There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies. – Miroslav Vitous

168140. I was very much fascinated with the technology we had that we could edit in the computer our compositions, but all the sounds that were available on the market were crap. – Miroslav Vitous

168141. The main thing that those two albums have in common aside from my music, which of course, a sense of it, you can recognize, it is that the bass on Infinite Search was playing much, much less like a bass. – Miroslav Vitous

168142. I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here. – Miroslav Vitous

168143. I took it very seriously and got very far with it. I was pretty much on a high level when I arrived. – Miroslav Vitous

168144. I thought it was time to get a group together and the first person I thought of was Wayne Shorter. I called Wayne and in the meantime, Wayne called me to make an album with him, which was Super Nova. – Miroslav Vitous

168145. I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set, which is still on the market. For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples. – Miroslav Vitous

168146. They taught us because they wanted to pass the knowledge on and educate young musicians. It was not because they had to teach because they failed as musicians. There is a huge difference in the reasons why someone is teaching and what they can offer and what they cannot offer. – Miroslav Vitous

168147. I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn’t really know how to successfully get me going. – Miroslav Vitous

168148. I am touring in Europe. I am putting together a trio and a quartet. I am playing solo concerts with my symphonic sounds. I am very much engaged back to playing and recording and everything. – Miroslav Vitous

168149. I am more of a solo bass player and he needed somebody who would keep the role. – Miroslav Vitous

168150. I am a Slavic musician and it is deeply inside of me. – Miroslav Vitous

168151. But I have returned to one hundred percent playing this year. I am fully back to playing full time. – Miroslav Vitous

168152. I had a vision how it should sound and I put all my knowledge into this product and it is a fantastic product. People still tell me that I have the best musical thing there. – Miroslav Vitous

168153. I actually met Chick Corea in New York, where I was staying with a bass player friend. – Miroslav Vitous

168154. I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself. – Miroslav Vitous

168155. We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership. – David Vitter

168156. The United Nations has no business in our elections. – David Vitter

168157. Ronald Reagan’s vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves. – David Vitter

168158. Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It’s something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure. – David Vitter

168159. Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit. – David Vitter

168160. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

168161. As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God. – Swami Vivekananda

168162. External nature is only internal nature writ large. – Swami Vivekananda

168163. All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. – Swami Vivekananda

168164. All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. – Swami Vivekananda

168165. You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. – Swami Vivekananda

168166. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. – Swami Vivekananda

168167. Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. – Swami Vivekananda

168168. When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state. – Swami Vivekananda

168169. The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free. – Swami Vivekananda

168170. GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life. – Swami Vivekananda

168171. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. – Swami Vivekananda

168172. If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better. – Swami Vivekananda

168173. In one word, this ideal is that you are divine. – Swami Vivekananda

168174. Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak. – Swami Vivekananda

168175. Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. – Swami Vivekananda

168176. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. – Swami Vivekananda

168177. Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. – Swami Vivekananda

168178. That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material. – Swami Vivekananda

168179. Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. – Swami Vivekananda

168180. The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them. – Swami Vivekananda

168181. The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. – Swami Vivekananda

168182. The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free. – Swami Vivekananda

168183. The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. – Swami Vivekananda

168184. I have no right to beauty. I had been condemned to masculine ugliness. – Renee Vivien

168185. I detest heavy perfume and shrill voices. – Renee Vivien

168186. I am a mediocre being, a bit cunning. – Renee Vivien

168187. What matters to us, the judgment of men? What have we to doubt, since we are pure before life? – Renee Vivien

168188. The internet is not for sissies. – Paul Vixie

168189. The Internet is no longer the kind of thing where only six guys in the world can build it. Now, you can write a couple of checks and get one of your own. – Paul Vixie

168190. It’s as if our electric grid didn’t even have fences around it. This is disgraceful what we do, and what we don’t do, to protect the Internet. – Paul Vixie

168191. You sound like a man with a vision. Care to pass that bong over this way? – Paul Vixie

168192. Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man’s universe is the earth? – Stephen Vizinczey

168193. The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in. – Stephen Vizinczey

168194. The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person’s name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test. – Stephen Vizinczey

168195. Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. – Stephen Vizinczey

168196. When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness. – Stephen Vizinczey

168197. We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them. – Stephen Vizinczey

168198. Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. – Maurice de Vlaminck

168199. In art, theories are as useful as a doctor’s prescription; one must be sick to believe them. – Maurice de Vlaminck

168200. When I get my hands on painting materials I don’t give a damn about other people’s painting… every generation must start again afresh. – Maurice de Vlaminck

168201. Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt. – Don Van Vliet

168202. That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too. – Don Van Vliet

168203. The stars are matter, we’re matter, but it doesn’t matter. – Don Van Vliet

168204. The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It’s always changing. – Don Van Vliet

168205. When I see a dolphin, I know it’s just as smart as I am. – Don Van Vliet

168206. With my voice and my band, I can do anything. – Don Van Vliet

168207. You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. – Don Van Vliet

168208. Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal. – Don Van Vliet

168209. You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it’s some weird coloured embossed stuff. – Don Van Vliet

168210. I live in a Mobile Home – I’ve never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin. – Don Van Vliet

168211. An audience can really lift you right up off the stage. – Don Van Vliet

168212. But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I’ve looked outside and seen people starving to death. – Don Van Vliet

168213. I don’t do lullabyes. – Don Van Vliet

168214. I don’t even know what sound is, much less what it’s for. It isn’t to make money that’s for sure. I’ve never made any. – Don Van Vliet

168215. I don’t look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That’s what the desert animals do – they don’t have a tan either. – Don Van Vliet

168216. Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as… well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs. – Don Van Vliet

168217. I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees. – Don Van Vliet

168218. Johnny Rotten. He’s a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he’d stand up and holler. He’s funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don’t think he’s a jerk because he isn’t. – Don Van Vliet

168219. I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me – I wasn’t neglected enough as a child. – Don Van Vliet

168220. I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes. – Don Van Vliet

168221. I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening. – Don Van Vliet

168222. I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles. – Don Van Vliet

168223. I’d never just want to do what everybody else did. I’d be contributing to the sameness of everything. – Don Van Vliet

168224. I’d rather play a tune on a horn, but I’ve always felt that I didn’t want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you’ve got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it’s better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself. – Don Van Vliet

168225. I’m interested in playing, not working. – Don Van Vliet

168226. James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he’s good with lower mathematics. Don’t get me wrong – he’s good. – Don Van Vliet

168227. I don’t think artists are made, I think they’re born. – Don Van Vliet

168228. Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine. – A. E. van Vogt

168229. I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way. – A. E. van Vogt

168230. You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. – A. E. van Vogt

168231. I don’t recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories. – A. E. van Vogt

168232. It’s difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language. – A. E. van Vogt

168233. The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts. – A. E. van Vogt

168234. But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer. – A. E. van Vogt

168235. Chum was a British boy’s weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children. – A. E. van Vogt

168236. I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer’s block, the feeling of not being able to do these things. – A. E. van Vogt

168237. I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old. – A. E. van Vogt

168238. In a sense, there’s a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader. – A. E. van Vogt

168239. It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again. – A. E. van Vogt

168240. My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior. – A. E. van Vogt

168241. Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many nights. – A. E. van Vogt

168242. In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with him. – A. E. van Vogt

168243. This lie of political correctness is bringing this country down. You just want to break through it all. – Jon Voight

168244. There’s the young Jon Voight and the old Jon Voight. – Jon Voight

168245. You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you. – Jon Voight

168246. We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can’t see this is probably hoping it isn’t true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation. – Jon Voight

168247. This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way. – Jon Voight

168248. Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It’s difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it’s the greatest gift we have. – Jon Voight

168249. If Washington is a two-party town, why can’t Hollywood be one too? – Jon Voight

168250. I’ve been very fortunate – You only can do what you’re offered, you know? – Jon Voight

168251. You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don’t take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something. – Jon Voight

168252. I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement. – Jon Voight

168253. There’s a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country? – Jon Voight

168254. I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, ‘How do I get to be a serious actor?’ – Jon Voight

168255. I’ve gone through a lot of stuff in my life. – Jon Voight

168256. Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don’t know what that method is, I implore you to get the book ‘Rules for Radicals,’ by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods. – Jon Voight

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168257. It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America. – Jon Voight

168258. It’s grown into a personal relationship, yeah. I’m crazy about Jerry. I think he’s a unique character. – Jon Voight

168259. Obama is a very good actor. He knows how to play it. And he is very adept at creating this ‘Obama’ – this character who is there whenever the world needs something. – Jon Voight

168260. Angelina is my daughter and I am always wishing her the best. – Jon Voight

168261. The people who voted for President Obama are just beginning to wake up to exactly what they brought in. The ‘change’ they envisioned is not the ‘change’ they have gotten. – Jon Voight

168262. The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don’t want a government-run health care plan forced upon them. – Jon Voight

168263. I play a detective, very close to myself actually. – Jon Voight

168264. It is time to recognize a simple fact of life. Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe, tax cuts do not pay for themselves. – George Voinovich

168265. Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time. – George Voinovich

168266. I want to make it clear publicly that I expect more candor from this Administration during the next four years, particularly with members on the Foreign Relations Committee so that we can maintain a bipartisan foreign policy. – George Voinovich

168267. I don’t understand why people in this country are so bent on doing the ‘perfect,’ when you have something that is good and makes sense from a cost-benefit point of view. – George Voinovich

168268. I don’t give a damn about the stock market. But I do care about jobs. – George Voinovich

168269. I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world. – George Voinovich

168270. The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery. – George Voinovich

168271. Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us. – Vincent Voiture

168272. By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency, there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures to try to deal with the inflation. – Paul A. Volcker

168273. Well, by the standards of a lot of countries, by Latin American standards, it wasn’t so bad. – Paul A. Volcker

168274. I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm, to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy. – Paul A. Volcker

168275. It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained inflation that the United States had ever had. – Paul A. Volcker

168276. The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree. – Paul A. Volcker

168277. Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing – and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while, shortly after I became chairman of the Fed. – Paul A. Volcker

168278. What’s the subject of life – to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life. – Paul A. Volcker

168279. When people begin anticipating inflation, it doesn’t do you any good anymore, because any benefit of inflation comes from the fact that you do better than you thought you were going to do. – Paul A. Volcker

168280. You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just – that was America. – Paul A. Volcker

168281. Less emphasis on inventories, I think, may tend to dampen business cycles, because business cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles and heavy industry cycles. – Paul A. Volcker

168282. Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways. – Alexander Volkov

168283. There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness. – Alexander Volkov

168284. We really teach ourselves. If you want to learn, you will always find someone to learn from, be they dead or alive, great or unknown. You learn from everything you see and hear around you – if you are willing to pay attention. – Alexander Volkov

168285. Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. – Voltaire

168286. Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. – Voltaire

168287. Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire

168288. Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. – Voltaire

168289. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. – Voltaire

168290. Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient. – Voltaire

168291. Common sense is not so common. – Voltaire

168292. Clever tyrants are never punished. – Voltaire

168293. Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. – Voltaire

168294. Business is the salt of life. – Voltaire

168295. Fear follows crime and is its punishment. – Voltaire

168296. By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property. – Voltaire

168297. The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. – Voltaire

168298. The ear is the avenue to the heart. – Voltaire

168299. The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days. – Voltaire

168300. The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. – Voltaire

168301. The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. – Voltaire

168302. The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself. – Voltaire

168303. The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. – Voltaire

168304. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion. – Voltaire

168305. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all. – Voltaire

168306. The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. – Voltaire

168307. The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs. – Voltaire

168308. The multitude of books is making us ignorant. – Voltaire

168309. The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. – Voltaire

168310. The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error. – Voltaire

168311. The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it. – Voltaire

168312. The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. – Voltaire

168313. The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. – Voltaire

168314. Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. – Voltaire

168315. Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. – Voltaire

168316. Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. – Voltaire

168317. Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound. – Voltaire

168318. Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. – Voltaire

168319. Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. – Voltaire

168320. Prejudices are what fools use for reason. – Voltaire

168321. The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out. – Voltaire

168322. Society therefore is an ancient as the world. – Voltaire

168323. The best is the enemy of the good. – Voltaire

168324. Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. – Voltaire

168325. Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire

168326. The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in. – Voltaire

168327. The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil. – Voltaire

168328. The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third. – Voltaire

168329. The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. – Voltaire

168330. The superfluous, a very necessary thing. – Voltaire

168331. Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. – Voltaire

168332. We never live; we are always in the expectation of living. – Voltaire

168333. The secret of being a bore… is to tell everything. – Voltaire

168334. We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature. – Voltaire

168335. We are rarely proud when we are alone. – Voltaire

168336. We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly. – Voltaire

168337. We cannot wish for that we know not. – Voltaire

168338. We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. – Voltaire

168339. Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors. – Voltaire

168340. We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved. – Voltaire

168341. Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. – Voltaire

168342. Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels. – Voltaire

168343. What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature. – Voltaire

168344. What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking. – Voltaire

168345. When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics. – Voltaire

168346. When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. – Voltaire

168347. Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. – Voltaire

168348. Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life. – Voltaire

168349. We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. – Voltaire

168350. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. – Voltaire

168351. One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. – Voltaire

168352. The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it. – Voltaire

168353. The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason. – Voltaire

168354. The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence. – Voltaire

168355. The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker. – Voltaire

168356. There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. – Voltaire

168357. Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool. – Voltaire

168358. This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it. – Voltaire

168359. The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice. – Voltaire

168360. Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable. – Voltaire

168361. To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd. – Voltaire

168362. To hold a pen is to be at war. – Voltaire

168363. To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. – Voltaire

168364. To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. – Voltaire

168365. To the wicked, everything serves as pretext. – Voltaire

168366. Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them. – Voltaire

168367. Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. – Voltaire

168368. If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him. – Voltaire

168369. Injustice in the end produces independence. – Voltaire

168370. I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow. – Voltaire

168371. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it. – Voltaire

168372. I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it. – Voltaire

168373. I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil. – Voltaire

168374. I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms. – Voltaire

168375. I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. – Voltaire

168376. If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated. – Voltaire

168377. I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. – Voltaire

168378. If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him. – Voltaire

168379. Illusion is the first of all pleasures. – Voltaire

168380. In every author let us distinguish the man from his works. – Voltaire

168381. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. – Voltaire

168382. In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. – Voltaire

168383. In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. – Voltaire

168384. Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. – Voltaire

168385. Ice-cream is exquisite – what a pity it isn’t illegal. – Voltaire

168386. He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked. – Voltaire

168387. What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. – Voltaire

168388. Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce. – Voltaire

168389. Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent. – Voltaire

168390. God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire

168391. God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. – Voltaire

168392. God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best. – Voltaire

168393. I hate women because they always know where things are. – Voltaire

168394. He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. – Voltaire

168395. Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? – Voltaire

168396. He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first. – Voltaire

168397. He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead. – Voltaire

168398. He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it. – Voltaire

168399. He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. – Voltaire

168400. History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes. – Voltaire

168401. History should be written as philosophy. – Voltaire

168402. How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. – Voltaire

168403. Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers. – Voltaire

168404. Nature has always had more force than education. – Voltaire

168405. Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. – Voltaire

168406. Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same. – Voltaire

168407. Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire

168408. Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. – Voltaire

168409. Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. – Voltaire

168410. Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him. – Voltaire

168411. Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable. – Voltaire

168412. My life is a struggle. – Voltaire

168413. Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. – Voltaire

168414. Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. – Voltaire

168415. No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire

168416. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. – Voltaire

168417. Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. – Voltaire

168418. Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. – Voltaire

168419. Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men. – Voltaire

168420. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. – Voltaire

168421. Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. – Voltaire

168422. It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. – Voltaire

168423. It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge. – Voltaire

168424. It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. – Voltaire

168425. It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. – Voltaire

168426. It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. – Voltaire

168427. It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. – Voltaire

168428. It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere. – Voltaire

168429. Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. – Voltaire

168430. It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. – Voltaire

168431. One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose. – Voltaire

168432. It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. – Voltaire

168433. It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it. – Voltaire

168434. It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. – Voltaire

168435. It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. – Voltaire

168436. It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow. – Voltaire

168437. It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape. – Voltaire

168438. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. – Voltaire

168439. It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. – Voltaire

168440. Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. – Voltaire

168441. All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God. – Voltaire

168442. All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. – Voltaire

168443. All styles are good except the tiresome kind. – Voltaire

168444. All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women. – Voltaire

168445. An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. – Voltaire

168446. Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

168447. Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel. – Voltaire

168448. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire

168449. Better is the enemy of good. – Voltaire

168450. What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. – Voltaire

168451. Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. – Voltaire

168452. As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. – Voltaire

168453. A witty saying proves nothing. – Voltaire

168454. I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. – Kurt Vonnegut

168455. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. – Kurt Vonnegut

168456. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut

168457. If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. – Kurt Vonnegut

168458. I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival. – Kurt Vonnegut

168459. Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. – Kurt Vonnegut

168460. If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. – Kurt Vonnegut

168461. Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John. – Kurt Vonnegut

168462. The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. – Kurt Vonnegut

168463. Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. – Kurt Vonnegut

168464. Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

168465. Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. – Kurt Vonnegut

168466. Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut

168467. It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead. – Kurt Vonnegut

168468. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut

168469. People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God. – Kurt Vonnegut

168470. Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. – Kurt Vonnegut

168471. All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. – Kurt Vonnegut

168472. The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. – Kurt Vonnegut

168473. Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. – Kurt Vonnegut

168474. To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon. – Kurt Vonnegut

168475. True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut

168476. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

168477. We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. – Kurt Vonnegut

168478. What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. – Kurt Vonnegut

168479. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? – Kurt Vonnegut

168480. About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm. – Kurt Vonnegut

168481. The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn’t really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn’t going to compose Beethoven’s Fifth. – Kurt Vonnegut

168482. People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say. – Kurt Vonnegut

168483. The first couple of days on the detox diet aren’t pleasant. – Carol Vorderman

168484. My bottom is so big it’s got its own gravitational field. – Carol Vorderman

168485. To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering. – Claude Vorilhon

168486. There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations. – Claude Vorilhon

168487. Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don’t have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison. – Claude Vorilhon

168488. Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor. – Claude Vorilhon

168489. If we have been brought up with the idea that life is for suffering and sacrifice, then of course we would seek death to escape this ‘vale of tears’. – Claude Vorilhon

168490. Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life. – Claude Vorilhon

168491. Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom. – Bernard De Voto

168492. The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act. – Bernard De Voto

168493. The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on. – Bernard De Voto

168494. The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it. – Bernard De Voto

168495. The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. – Bernard De Voto

168496. The whole point of Louis Armstrong is that no one can really figure him out. There was a while where I thought you could try. – Sarah Vowell

168497. History is full of really good stories. That’s the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting. – Sarah Vowell

168498. I didn’t come from any kind of academic background, but I lived in a college town and I knew people who weren’t without pretense. There was this idea in the town that if something was European it would be good. – Sarah Vowell

168499. I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further. – Sarah Vowell

168500. I get younger people who watch Conan or The Daily Show, but before that it was mostly people who knew me from public radio. Those people are kind of old. – Sarah Vowell

168501. I hated the lost colony; in second grade, we were doing American History, and they said, We don’t know what happened to them. That drove me nuts. That lost colony drove me crazy. – Sarah Vowell

168502. I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms. – Sarah Vowell

168503. I seem to have no problem revealing my crush on the man who murdered Lincoln. – Sarah Vowell

168504. I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. – Sarah Vowell

168505. While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Sarah Vowell

168506. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge. – Sarah Vowell

168507. We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn’t free; we don’t really think through what we’ll do after the initial treaty is signed, but we’re still occupying. There’s chaos and torture and finally an outcry. – Sarah Vowell

168508. Assassins and presidents invite the same basic question: Just who do you think you are? – Sarah Vowell

168509. The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a globally dominant juggernaut. That was lucky. – Sarah Vowell

168510. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Civil War-when I really think about them they all seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea. – Sarah Vowell

168511. Relics are treasured as something close to the divine. – Sarah Vowell

168512. Part of the success of This American Life, I think, is due to the fact that none of us sound like we should be on the radio. We don’t sound professional; we sound like people you would know. – Sarah Vowell

168513. One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes. – Sarah Vowell

168514. Not that I want the current president killed. I will, for the record and for the FBI agent assigned to read this and make sure I mean no harm, clearly state that while I am obsessed with death, I am against it. – Sarah Vowell

168515. My audience is going to die before I do. – Sarah Vowell

168516. Most people don’t like to talk about violent historical death. – Sarah Vowell

168517. Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is stronger than the bullet. Then again, he said that before he got shot. – Sarah Vowell

168518. Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead. – Sarah Vowell

168519. In death, you get upgraded into a saint no matter how much people hated you in life. – Sarah Vowell

168520. What are you hiding? No one ever asks that. – Sarah Vowell

168521. I’m a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in. – Sarah Vowell

168522. In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room – no other woman existed. – Diana Vreeland

168523. What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about. – Diana Vreeland

168524. The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. – Diana Vreeland

168525. Poor, darling fellow – he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table. – Diana Vreeland

168526. No one cuts backs like he did. No one knows what a back is anymore. – Diana Vreeland

168527. I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity. – Diana Vreeland

168528. I always wear my sweater back-to-front; it is so much more flattering. – Diana Vreeland

168529. Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. – Diana Vreeland

168530. Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola. – Diana Vreeland

168531. Pink is the navy blue of India. – Diana Vreeland

168532. Balenciaga did the most delicious evening clothes. Clothes aren’t delicious any more. – Diana Vreeland

168533. We’re still stymied by the old stand-off between those who wish to fight terrorism and resistance fighters. – Gijs de Vries

168534. Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida’s most important objective – to trigger revolutions. – Gijs de Vries

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168535. In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential. – Gijs de Vries

168536. Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home. – Gijs de Vries

168537. If you combat an international phenomenon, it is indispensable to share information internationally. – Gijs de Vries

168538. You can’t get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services. – Gijs de Vries

168539. If information ends up in the wrong hands, the lives of people very often are immediately at risk. – Gijs de Vries

168540. I remain optimistic. What we’ve seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism. – Gijs de Vries

168541. Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism. – Gijs de Vries

168542. We still lack a global definition of terrorism. – Gijs de Vries

168543. We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism. – Gijs de Vries

168544. In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities. – Gijs de Vries

168545. We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside and from within that is provided not only to our foreign ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers. – Gijs de Vries

168546. In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks. – Gijs de Vries

168547. We are familiar with terrorism. But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new. – Gijs de Vries

168548. Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny. – Gijs de Vries

168549. There is a series of sectors which could be severely disrupted by terrorist attacks, particularly if they were to happen in several member states simultaneously. – Gijs de Vries

168550. I have never come across a technology that doesn’t change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops. – Gijs de Vries

168551. The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more. – Gijs de Vries

168552. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime. – Gijs de Vries

168553. Muslim organisations tend to have a low level of organisation. The communities in Europe are quite diverse. – Gijs de Vries

168554. If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin. – Gijs de Vries

168555. Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise. – Gijs de Vries

168556. The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities. – Gijs de Vries

168557. Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact. – Gijs de Vries

168558. The idea is to have global standards. There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard, it would probably ultimately have to be changed. – Gijs de Vries

168559. The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims. – Gijs de Vries

168560. The majority of the world’s Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy. – Gijs de Vries

168561. Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims. – Gijs de Vries

168562. The violent radicals do not legitimately represent the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. – Gijs de Vries

168563. There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism. – Gijs de Vries

168564. It’s important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally, nationally and internationally. – Gijs de Vries

168565. Police forces collect information to be used in a public court to get people convicted. Security services gather information that does not necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in many cases needs to remain confidential. – Gijs de Vries

168566. Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring. – Peter De Vries

168567. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. – Peter De Vries

168568. Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff – it is a palliative rather than a remedy. – Peter De Vries

168569. Everybody hates me because I’m so universally liked. – Peter De Vries

168570. Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. – Peter De Vries

168571. I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork. – Peter De Vries

168572. I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any. – Peter De Vries

168573. I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school. – Peter De Vries

168574. Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart. – Peter De Vries

168575. It is the final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us. – Peter De Vries

168576. The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance. – Peter De Vries

168577. Life is a zoo in a jungle. – Peter De Vries

168578. My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. – Peter De Vries

168579. I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning. – Peter De Vries

168580. The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. – Peter De Vries

168581. Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter. – Peter De Vries

168582. Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. – Peter De Vries

168583. When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. – Peter De Vries

168584. We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. – Peter De Vries

168585. The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. – Peter De Vries

168586. There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you. – Peter De Vries

168587. The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly. – Peter De Vries

168588. The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe. – Peter De Vries

168589. The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music. – Peter De Vries

168590. The rich aren’t like us, they pay less taxes. – Peter De Vries

168591. Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. – Peter De Vries

168592. The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. – Peter De Vries

168593. We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through. – Peter De Vries

168594. Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse. – Peter De Vries

168595. A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. – Peter De Vries

168596. I’d rather be homesick than home. – Leo Vroman

168597. After Bound, we were offered a lot of lesbian thrillers. – Andy Wachowski

168598. We’ve always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They’d take us on these movie orgys where we’d see sometimes three movies in a day. – Andy Wachowski

168599. We thought we’d write a good script for women, giving them the fun roles that generally men get. – Andy Wachowski

168600. I don’t know why directors sign on to these projects and completely rewrite everything. – Larry Wachowski

168601. We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence because we like sex and violence. – Larry Wachowski

168602. I read The Odyssey all the time. I always get something out of it. – Larry Wachowski

168603. Billy Wilder is really is a heavy influence on Bound. We felt that film noir was a genre where you could create a really contained story. We wanted to be on a set as much as we could to get the kind of style level we were looking for. – Larry Wachowski

168604. With Bound, we wanted to pull at conventions, because you begin to wonder, Why do these stereotypes exist? Where do they come from? You use that as the subtext. – Larry Wachowski

168605. We’re both very very lazy, and having someone else do half the work is very convenient. – Larry Wachowski

168606. If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald’s hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career. – Larry Wachowski

168607. We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world. – Larry Wachowski

168608. There’s a science fiction project we really want to make, but it’s very expensive. Hopefully it will happen. – Larry Wachowski

168609. Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it. No one will stop him. – Larry Wachowski

168610. My ideas are always better. We have an understanding in place. – Larry Wachowski

168611. With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that’s when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it. – Larry Wachowski

168612. In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace. called a mall, we should not abridge that right. – Sol Wachtler

168613. We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious crime to go free simply because that person believed his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm. – Sol Wachtler

168614. A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman. – Sol Wachtler

168615. A marriage license should not be viewed as a license for a husband to forcibly rape his wife with impunity. – Sol Wachtler

168616. You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer. – Sol Wachtler

168617. When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Eric Bristow is only 27. – Sid Waddell

168618. Look at the man go, its like trying to stop a water-buffalo with a pea-shooter. – Sid Waddell

168619. That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble! – Sid Waddell

168620. That’s the greatest comeback since Lazarus. – Sid Waddell

168621. The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips… you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them. – Sid Waddell

168622. The players are under so much duress, it’s like duressic park out there! – Sid Waddell

168623. There hasn’t been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions. – Sid Waddell

168624. There’s only one word for that – magic darts! – Sid Waddell

168625. Well as giraffes say, you don’t get no leaves unless you stick your neck out. – Sid Waddell

168626. Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength. – Sid Waddell

168627. Under that heart of stone beat muscles of pure flint. – Sid Waddell

168628. He’s as cool as a prized marrow! – Sid Waddell

168629. He’s about as predictable as a Wasp on speed. – Sid Waddell

168630. He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave. – Sid Waddell

168631. It’s like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline. – Sid Waddell

168632. Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual. – Abdoulaye Wade

168633. We wish to ensure that young Africans do not feel disorientated in the century in which they live. – Abdoulaye Wade

168634. The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject. – Abdoulaye Wade

168635. Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point. – Abdoulaye Wade

168636. A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy. – Abdoulaye Wade

168637. We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity. – Abdoulaye Wade

168638. If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one, be does not lose his property interest in him; but if he carries his slave into a free State, the law makes him free. – Benjamin F. Wade

168639. You can never conquer us, we will die first. – Benjamin F. Wade

168640. Well, what are you going to do about it? – Benjamin F. Wade

168641. We certainly cannot have any further political connection with the Whigs of the South; they have rendered such connection impossible. An impassable gulf separates us, and must here-after separate us. – Benjamin F. Wade

168642. To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together. – Benjamin F. Wade

168643. The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming. – Benjamin F. Wade

168644. I may fall here in the Senate chamber, but I will. never make any compromise with any such men. – Benjamin F. Wade

168645. I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear. – Benjamin F. Wade

168646. I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them. – Benjamin F. Wade

168647. I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there; but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body, and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up. – Benjamin F. Wade

168648. I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current; but I am not at liberty to travel that road. – Benjamin F. Wade

168649. I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate. – Benjamin F. Wade

168650. As a Senator I am opposed to duelling. As Ben. Wade, I recognize the code. – Benjamin F. Wade

168651. But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it. – Benjamin F. Wade

168652. Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere. – Benjamin F. Wade

168653. I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery. – Benjamin F. Wade

168654. Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine. – Benjamin F. Wade

168655. I would say that without any doubt he’s the killer – the law says beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty which I – there’s no question that he was the killer of President Kennedy. – Henry Wade

168656. Well, they had a lot of the things they found in his possession. They had the map, you know, that marked the route of the parade. They had statements from the bus driver and the taxicab driver that hauled him somewhere. – Henry Wade

168657. Excuse me for harrowing you with this picture of war. But I am very full of it at present. – Edward Wadsworth

168658. I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job. – Walter Wager

168659. In France, I learned about wine and cheese. – Walter Wager

168660. I passed the Bar on the first shot, But I have never practiced law. – Walter Wager

168661. I keep working under the delusion that someday a library will ask for my manuscripts. – Walter Wager

168662. I always liked spy stories. – Walter Wager

168663. I use the city because it saves time, I don’t have to do a lot of research on the setting. – Walter Wager

168664. A man is simple when his chief care is the wish to be what he ought to be, that is honestly and naturally human. – Charles Wagner

168665. Humanity lives and always has lived on certain elemental provisions. – Charles Wagner

168666. Simplicity is a state of mind. – Charles Wagner

168667. I never have been sick. I don’t even know what it means to be sick. I hear other players say they have a cold. I just don’t know what it would feel like to have a cold – I never had one. – Honus Wagner

168668. In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw ’em. – Honus Wagner

168669. There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if you’re a ballplayer. – Honus Wagner

168670. I won’t play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars. – Honus Wagner

168671. Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it. – Jack Wagner

168672. A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? – Jane Wagner

168673. All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. – Jane Wagner

168674. Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. – Jane Wagner

168675. I bet the worst part about dying is the part where your whole life passes before you. – Jane Wagner

168676. I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. – Jane Wagner

168677. The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. – Jane Wagner

168678. The hardest part about being a kid is knowing you have got your whole life ahead of you. – Jane Wagner

168679. When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic. – Jane Wagner

168680. I think it’s safe to say that each of us has at least one issue we are passionate about and struggle with, issues that robs us of our peace, our joy and our ability to experience love. – Lindsay Wagner

168681. There is only one issue: man’s lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine. All other issues stem from this. – Lindsay Wagner

168682. Then no matter what goes on around you in the physical universe, hang on to what you know. – Lindsay Wagner

168683. The fact that it’s science fiction gives you the license to do anything you want to do. – Lindsay Wagner

168684. Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself. – Lindsay Wagner

168685. I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal. – Lindsay Wagner

168686. I started taking acting classes when I was twelve. – Lindsay Wagner

168687. Finally I had a place where I could express my pain and I felt safe because I didn’t have to put my name on it. I think acting kept me alive back then. – Lindsay Wagner

168688. And I can’t tell you how many women from a certain age group – they would be in their 30s now, 20s and 30s – tell me about how I was their role model when they were young girls. – Lindsay Wagner

168689. A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. – Lindsay Wagner

168690. It’s about sharing. You just give what you have to give wherever you go, and you let God handle the rest. – Lindsay Wagner

168691. I write music with an exclamation point! – Richard Wagner

168692. I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products. – Richard Wagner

168693. Wherever the fish are, that’s where we go. – Richard Wagner

168694. Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds. – Richard Wagner

168695. Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them. – Richard Wagner

168696. Joy is not in things; it is in us. – Richard Wagner

168697. Imagination creates reality. – Richard Wagner

168698. Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries. – Richard Wagner

168699. I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal. – Richard Wagner

168700. I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing. – Richard Wagner

168701. I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired. – Richard Wagner

168702. Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge. – Richard Wagner

168703. Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. – Richard Wagner

168704. I wish I could score everything for horns. – Richard Wagner

168705. One thing that golf teaches you is humility. – Robert Wagner

168706. When I can’t sleep, I’ll start thinking about how many shows I’ve done, count up the number of television shows and movies. – Robert Wagner

168707. What impresses me is the young actors with terrific talent arriving on the scene. They’d have blown us all away in the old days. Guys like Brad Pitt. – Robert Wagner

168708. Rob Lowe, I’ve known him for a long time because I have three daughters, ya know. He’s been cruising those three girls for a long time. – Robert Wagner

168709. Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. – Robert Wagner

168710. Right now I’m trying to do a fragrance called Natalie. She’s very, very much alive for us. – Robert Wagner

168711. My wife was a Bond girl, in Diamonds Are Forever, so I play James Bond in real life every day. – Robert Wagner

168712. Jimmy Stewart was a very sincere, honest and straightforward man. – Robert Wagner

168713. Jill and I arrange our lives to spend a lot of time together. That makes us both happy. – Robert Wagner

168714. It’s sensational to be a part of a series that takes on a life of its own. – Robert Wagner

168715. In the contract days, the big studios groomed us to play particular roles and we would stay with the image they gave us and insisted on. – Robert Wagner

168716. I’ve learned one important thing about God’s gifts – what we do with them is our gift to Him. – Robert Wagner

168717. I wish there was some way to get the law changed. They can write anything about you after you’re deceased and there’s nothing you can do about it. – Robert Wagner

168718. I went to Europe with Spencer Tracy. What a thrill, working with John Ford when I was a kid. – Robert Wagner

168719. I was spawned by some pretty good people in this business – Mr. Astaire, Mr. Tracy. They stopped and took their time to talk to people. – Robert Wagner

168720. I love Joan Collins. She’s a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She’s such a good actress. – Robert Wagner

168721. Natalie’s estate is handled by Global Icons, and they police the world so her picture isn’t on a T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it. – Robert Wagner

168722. I liked working in a series, going to work every day and not having to leave town for long locations. I was producing them and building an audience. – Robert Wagner

168723. I had lived a charmed life, and then I lost a beautiful woman I loved with all my heart. – Robert Wagner

168724. Anytime anybody impersonates you, it’s a great compliment. – Robert Wagner

168725. A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner

168726. I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company. – Robert Wagner

168727. I think of Mike Myers as the Buster Keaton of today. I think he’s brought us something so special. – Robert Wagner

168728. I never talk to tabloids. – Robert Wagner

168729. I’m not sure we think it’s a win to talk about what you’re taking out. – Rick Wagoner

168730. Most of the model consolidation we’ve done is behind us. There will be some fine tuning. – Rick Wagoner

168731. On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I ‘step aside’ as CEO of GM, and so I have. – Rick Wagoner

168732. The big and the fast beat the small and the fast. If you check out the NBA today, they’re big and fast. – Rick Wagoner

168733. This is a game that’s going to play as long as you’re playing it. It’s never going to end. It’ll go until I retire, and when the next person has the job, they’ll be on it too. – Rick Wagoner

168734. We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn’t practice that. They have massive U.S. dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly. – Rick Wagoner

168735. We don’t always agree on stuff, but when it’s time to blow the whistle and start the game, we’re not still debating. – Rick Wagoner

168736. I’m like Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing. We are trying to share ideas around the world. We don’t just come up with a great idea in Brazil and ignore it in the rest of the world. – Rick Wagoner

168737. A lot of other things come along with Chapter 11, which basically end up in a lot of pain. – Rick Wagoner

168738. History shows you don’t know what the future brings. – Rick Wagoner

168739. Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system. – Rick Wagoner

168740. Ford, as I understand it, had done away with the concept of regional management, and now they’ve re-introduced that in Europe, so it’s kind of a two-way street. – Rick Wagoner

168741. All this improvement is great, but all that does is get us in the game to play for improvements that we need in the future, so that we can be aggressive in the marketplace. – Rick Wagoner

168742. I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing… We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand. – Rick Wagoner

168743. Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam… second, the culture of Islam. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168744. If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168745. I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168746. I don’t talk in ifs. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168747. I do not like violence. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168748. All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168749. I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. – Abdurrahman Wahid

168750. I’m a fan of good horror movies. – Donnie Wahlberg

168751. If you are succesfull for 20 years, you can’t expect to stay on the same level all through that period. A career has its ups and downs and in-betweens. – Donnie Wahlberg

168752. I go wild on a stage. Some folks have measured us an image. They pretend us to be saints. And that image is much tougher to keep up with. Because that’s not who we are. – Donnie Wahlberg

168753. In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program. – Donnie Wahlberg

168754. I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow. That’s kind of what I bring to the table. – Donnie Wahlberg

168755. I had to learn how to become a real actor, I had to suffer and be rejected and face that 100 times just like every actor. It wasn’t like someone handed it to me. – Donnie Wahlberg

168756. I didn’t have big movie offers, or any big agents wanting to work with me. I had to go grassroots, start at the bottom and go on 150 auditions before someone finally gave me a shot. – Donnie Wahlberg

168757. For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film. It doesn’t cost the GNP of almost every country of the world. – Donnie Wahlberg

168758. A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down. – Donnie Wahlberg

168759. In the end I’m the only one who knows me. – Donnie Wahlberg

168760. We’re entertainers, while people want us to be gods. – Donnie Wahlberg

168761. What’s important is self-appreciation. – Donnie Wahlberg

168762. We never really felt a real level of respect. The fame was fantastic, but that wasn’t that important to me, because for every million people that loved me I focused on the one that hated me. – Donnie Wahlberg

168763. Ultimately in the end, it’s the director’s choice. – Donnie Wahlberg

168764. There’s a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don’t execute well. – Donnie Wahlberg

168765. Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon. – Donnie Wahlberg

168766. It’s rare that I come across actors who are willing to work as hard on the material as I am. – Donnie Wahlberg

168767. It’s not hard to keep up the image we chose. It’s not hard to stay yourselves. – Donnie Wahlberg

168768. It doesn’t matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not. I usually go for the material or the project. – Donnie Wahlberg

168769. The food in Europe is pretty disappointing. I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great. – Donnie Wahlberg

168770. With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old ’70s film. – Donnie Wahlberg

168771. A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen. – Mark Wahlberg

168772. The world is very different today than it was in 1968. – Mark Wahlberg

168773. Immortality… Is that a super power? – Mark Wahlberg

168774. I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie. – Mark Wahlberg

168775. I have more money now than I know what to do with. – Mark Wahlberg

168776. He’s a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don’t believe it. – Mark Wahlberg

168777. Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that’s it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I’m on my own. – Mark Wahlberg

168778. A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills. – Mark Wahlberg

168779. Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes. – Mark Wahlberg

168780. When I was a rapper, the groupies didn’t have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel. – Mark Wahlberg

168781. All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself. – Mark Wahlberg

168782. I don’t believe in paying for sex. Which is why I’ll never again pay for a woman’s dinner. – David Wain

168783. I love summer. Because it means I can wear a bikini top and shorts, even just to go shopping. – David Wain

168784. I was hired to do this one great script called ‘Cap’n Ricky’ and that project is up in the air at the moment. – David Wain

168785. Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show, whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that is entirely conceived written and performed by a set group that existed before the TV show. – David Wain

168786. Sundance is just a great place for your work to be seen. Not much more to say about it than that. – David Wain

168787. We thought we were going to go up against SNL on Saturday Nights – that would have changed things so much that it’s almost impossible to speculate what might have happened. – David Wain

168788. Wet Hot American Summer so far is a financial disappointment and money was lost on it. But perhaps it will find its audience in video, cable, etc, maybe over the course of years. – David Wain

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168789. I may not lead the most dramatic life, but in my brain it’s War and Peace everyday. – Rufus Wainwright

168790. There’s no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable. – Rufus Wainwright

168791. Life is a game and true love is a trophy. – Rufus Wainwright

168792. Let the little fairy in you fly! – Rufus Wainwright

168793. I’m your knight in shining armor. I’m here to save you from Linkin Park. – Rufus Wainwright

168794. Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn’t. – Rufus Wainwright

168795. I’ve developed into quite a swan. I’m one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older – until I drop dead of beauty. – Rufus Wainwright

168796. We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards. – Arthur E. Waite

168797. It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling. – Arthur E. Waite

168798. If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him. – Arthur E. Waite

168799. Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere. – Arthur E. Waite

168800. The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity. – Arthur E. Waite

168801. The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. – Arthur E. Waite

168802. Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it. – Arthur E. Waite

168803. The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups. – Ginny B. Waite

168804. Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. – Ginny B. Waite

168805. The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal. – Ginny B. Waite

168806. The United Nations’ greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization. – Ginny B. Waite

168807. The women who pass away before they receive Social Security, for them this is nothing but a tax from which they or their family will never receive a benefit. – Ginny B. Waite

168808. As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day. – Ginny B. Waite

168809. Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State. – Ginny B. Waite

168810. First, women are more likely to live in poverty during their retirement years than are men. – Ginny B. Waite

168811. Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system, not one person is actually guaranteed benefits. – Ginny B. Waite

168812. We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents. – Ginny B. Waite

168813. When given the chance, women have proven they will participate in the electoral process. – Ginny B. Waite

168814. While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States’ foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me. – Ginny B. Waite

168815. While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait’s leaders are changing. – Ginny B. Waite

168816. While women certainly have made great strides toward pay parity in the past 30 years, there is still a gap in earnings between men and women in equivalent professions. – Ginny B. Waite

168817. The world today is changing rapidly, and we are helping to make it better for our children’s future. – Ginny B. Waite

168818. No issue is more important to this Congress than securing our borders and protecting our homeland, and I guarantee it is very important to our constituents. – Ginny B. Waite

168819. The newer homes did not sustain as much damage because they were built to better safety codes; they were better designed, higher wind loads for the roof. All of those facets made those homes sustain the storm a whole lot better. – Ginny B. Waite

168820. The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant reforms since 2001 is long and significant. – Ginny B. Waite

168821. Social Security is a plan that actually was designed in a much different time, in a different era, and with a different set of American demographics in mind. – Ginny B. Waite

168822. Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world. – Ginny B. Waite

168823. Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed. – Ginny B. Waite

168824. On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income. – Ginny B. Waite

168825. American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just. – Ginny B. Waite

168826. No longer should women be denied the right to vote, no longer should women be treated as second class citizens, no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all. – Ginny B. Waite

168827. Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace. – Ginny B. Waite

168828. In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women. – Ginny B. Waite

168829. If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years. – Ginny B. Waite

168830. I have the highest number of Social Security recipients of any Member of Congress, and it is always good to hear about how women in their districts are affected by any changes, by the need for changes in Social Security. – Ginny B. Waite

168831. I have noticed a marked improvement in FEMA and with the coordination of FEMA and the State agencies. – Ginny B. Waite

168832. For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with. – Ginny B. Waite

168833. Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set, which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together; then you leave an exit through which both the captor and the captive can walk with sincerity and dignity. – Terry Waite

168834. Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly. – Terry Waite

168835. At the end of the day, love and compassion will win. – Terry Waite

168836. The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies. – Terry Waite

168837. Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. – Denis Waitley

168838. The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. – Denis Waitley

168839. You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. – Denis Waitley

168840. You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes. – Denis Waitley

168841. You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective. – Denis Waitley

168842. You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. – Denis Waitley

168843. You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing. – Denis Waitley

168844. You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. – Denis Waitley

168845. You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. – Denis Waitley

168846. The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval. – Denis Waitley

168847. The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley

168848. The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. – Denis Waitley

168849. That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don’t spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. – Denis Waitley

168850. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. – Denis Waitley

168851. Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. – Denis Waitley

168852. Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. – Denis Waitley

168853. To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. – Denis Waitley

168854. Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image. – Denis Waitley

168855. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. – Denis Waitley

168856. There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons. – Denis Waitley

168857. The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. – Denis Waitley

168858. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Denis Waitley

168859. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. – Denis Waitley

168860. You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits. – Denis Waitley

168861. Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. – Denis Waitley

168862. You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest. – Denis Waitley

168863. We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true. – Denis Waitley

168864. When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. – Denis Waitley

168865. Winners are people with definite purpose in life. – Denis Waitley

168866. Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece. – Denis Waitley

168867. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley

168868. You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. – Denis Waitley

168869. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. – Denis Waitley

168870. Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. – Denis Waitley

168871. It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. – Denis Waitley

168872. Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do. – Denis Waitley

168873. Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. – Denis Waitley

168874. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Denis Waitley

168875. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. – Denis Waitley

168876. Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. – Denis Waitley

168877. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. – Denis Waitley

168878. I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. – Denis Waitley

168879. Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself. – Denis Waitley

168880. If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. – Denis Waitley

168881. Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy. – Denis Waitley

168882. Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what’s happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts. – Denis Waitley

168883. Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life. – Denis Waitley

168884. Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

168885. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. – Denis Waitley

168886. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

168887. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. – Denis Waitley

168888. Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. – Denis Waitley

168889. Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. – Denis Waitley

168890. One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project. – Denis Waitley

168891. As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. – Denis Waitley

168892. No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. – Denis Waitley

168893. Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. – Denis Waitley

168894. Don’t ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. – Denis Waitley

168895. Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. – Denis Waitley

168896. A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. – Denis Waitley

168897. A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. – Denis Waitley

168898. Chase your passion, not your pension. – Denis Waitley

168899. The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. – Denis Waitley

168900. Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. – Denis Waitley

168901. Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. – Denis Waitley

168902. Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. – Denis Waitley

168903. George Bush is a fan of mine, he came to see me in the Seventies. His coke dealer brought him. – Tom Waits

168904. I’d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy. – Tom Waits

168905. I’m just trying to make a buck like everyone else. – Tom Waits

168906. I’m so horny the crack of dawn better watch out. – Tom Waits

168907. It’s hard to win when you always lose. – Tom Waits

168908. The big print giveth and the small print taketh away. – Tom Waits

168909. The piano has been drinking, not me. – Tom Waits

168910. Their memory’s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can’t remember Tell the things you can’t forget that History puts a saint in every dream. – Tom Waits

168911. Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, it’s just god when he’s drunk. – Tom Waits

168912. Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. – Tom Waits

168913. Every day I spend time on the treadmill. I am walking faster, stronger and harder than I was two months ago. – Grete Waitz

168914. For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I haven’t been sick, but have been a little tired. I haven’t lost any weight. – Grete Waitz

168915. I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway. They are building a fitness center to work with patients. I will be a consultant. – Grete Waitz

168916. I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family. – Grete Waitz

168917. I tried to keep it secret, but the story got into the newspapers. It was more difficult for my family, who couldn’t understand why the media wouldn’t leave me in peace. – Grete Waitz

168918. I am a private person and that has always been my personality. – Grete Waitz

168919. In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally. – Grete Waitz

168920. One day you are happy and laughing and the next you are crying. – Grete Waitz

168921. The worst injury I ever had was a stress fracture from running. – Grete Waitz

168922. You go into the disease as one person and come out of it as a different person. It has changed my perspective on everything. Things that used to upset me no longer do. – Grete Waitz

168923. Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong’s story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can. – Grete Waitz

168924. What Fred Lebow went through was an inspiration for me. You have to set goals for yourself. – Grete Waitz

168925. Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society. – Andrzej Wajda

168926. One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding. – Andrzej Wajda

168927. On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre. – Andrzej Wajda

168928. On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film. – Andrzej Wajda

168929. Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years. – Andrzej Wajda

168930. With it adult political audiences abandoned cinemas. In their place appeared a void. That previous political audience migrated to the seats in front of their TV. – Andrzej Wajda

168931. Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past. – Andrzej Wajda

168932. It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre, as well. – Andrzej Wajda

168933. Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make. – Andrzej Wajda

168934. Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn’t an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema. – Andrzej Wajda

168935. When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it. – Andrzej Wajda

168936. We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life – in culture, in economy and in politics. – Andrzej Wajda

168937. There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry – for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers. – Andrzej Wajda

168938. The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking. – Andrzej Wajda

168939. The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage. – Andrzej Wajda

168940. Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre. – Andrzej Wajda

168941. It turned out that the country was helpless in the face of a new reality. – Andrzej Wajda

168942. In the first years after 1989, films were partly financed from the state’s budget as well as by public television. Still, except for a few special cases, most films are made this way. – Andrzej Wajda

168943. In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one. – Andrzej Wajda

168944. In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically. – Andrzej Wajda

168945. In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film. – Andrzej Wajda

168946. However, that old mode of Polish filmmaking virtually disappeared. – Andrzej Wajda

168947. Films made in the spirit of the past continued to be made. – Andrzej Wajda

168948. Eventually, the state’s funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that. – Andrzej Wajda

168949. Even better, there were established two separate committees deciding on state film funding. – Andrzej Wajda

168950. Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them. – Andrzej Wajda

168951. At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active. – Andrzej Wajda

168952. As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create a literary vision of the new reality. – Andrzej Wajda

168953. Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena. – Andrzej Wajda

168954. In the forty years of the people’s republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries. – Andrzej Wajda

168955. A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking. – Andrzej Wajda

168956. It’s nice to have a catcher who knows my mechanics, too. That way if I get into trouble he can stop it before I get out of control. – Tim Wakefield

168957. I like Toronto a lot, it’s a good city. The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto is that you’re turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store, which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting. – Rick Wakeman

168958. But I’d play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great. – Rick Wakeman

168959. I read numerous books – loads in fact – and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry’s old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period. – Rick Wakeman

168960. I’m always writing or playing because that is my life. – Rick Wakeman

168961. My life revolves around music and always will. I need to be a part of music and not an observer. – Rick Wakeman

168962. My faith is very private to me. It plays an important part in my life, but I do not try and throw my beliefs at others. I have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs, but have a deep concern that religion and faith are currently a long way apart from each other. – Rick Wakeman

168963. Country and western is the music of the devil. That’s the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn’t handle it. – Rick Wakeman

168964. I’ve been married three times and divorced three times. – Rick Wakeman

168965. I always say that it’s about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place. – Rick Wakeman

168966. I was born in 1949 – which seems like a long time ago… Actually, it is a long time ago, when I think about it. – Rick Wakeman

168967. Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One. – Rick Wakeman

168968. As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie – a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist. – Rick Wakeman

168969. But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the ’70s and then how I’ve done things since. And there’s no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it’s like chalk and cheese. – Rick Wakeman

168970. Coming back to Yes is like never having left. Even when I have not been in the band, I have always felt part of it. – Rick Wakeman

168971. Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band. It’s very bizarre. It’s like there’s sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually. – Rick Wakeman

168972. My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio. – Rick Wakeman

168973. The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage. – Rick Wakeman

168974. When I die, I’ll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral! – Rick Wakeman

168975. People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits. – Rick Wakeman

168976. But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way. – Diane Wakoski

168977. One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it’s true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves. – Diane Wakoski

168978. I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare’s sonnets. – Diane Wakoski

168979. My poems are almost all written as Diane. I don’t have any problems with that, and if other women choose to identify with this, I think that’s terrific. – Diane Wakoski

168980. American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did. – Diane Wakoski

168981. Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don’t care; that’s what poetry is supposed to do. – Diane Wakoski

168982. I’m perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it’s all women. I always think it’s kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry. – Diane Wakoski

168983. I’m passing on a tradition of which I am part. There’s a long line of poets who went before me, and I’m another one, and I’m hoping to pass that on to other younger, or newer, poets than myself. – Diane Wakoski

168984. I think that’s what poetry does. It allows people to come together and identify with a common thing that is outside of themselves, but which they identify with from the interior. – Diane Wakoski

168985. I think that great poetry is the most interesting and complex use of the poet’s language at that point in history, and so it’s even more exciting when you read a poet like Yeats, almost 100 years old now, and you think that perhaps no one can really top that. – Diane Wakoski

168986. American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet. – Diane Wakoski

168987. Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one’s geographic landscape, sometimes out of one’s cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins. – Diane Wakoski

168988. I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc. – Diane Wakoski

168989. Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground. – Diane Wakoski

168990. I think I’m a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I’m not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn’t work and why. – Diane Wakoski

168991. Sometimes the archaism of the language when it’s spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today. – Diane Wakoski

168992. So, I’ve never been politically correct, even before that term was available to us, and I have really identified with other people who don’t want to be read as just a black poet, or just a woman poet, or just someone who represents a cause, an anti-Vietnam war poet. – Diane Wakoski

168993. But I don’t think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events. – Diane Wakoski

168994. From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not. – Diane Wakoski

168995. High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this. – Diane Wakoski

168996. I am not political as a person. – Diane Wakoski

168997. I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry. – Diane Wakoski

168998. I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them. – Diane Wakoski

168999. I don’t like political poetry, and I don’t write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers. – Diane Wakoski

169000. Other people have noticed more of an evolution than I have and so I’ll try to tell you where I’m coming from and also relate it to what I think other people perceive. – Diane Wakoski

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