180000 famous quotes part 17 – 16001 to 17000

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180000 famous quotes part 17 – 16001 to 17000

16001. You’ve got to use your celebrity for good stuff, not evil. I think it’s lame when people act as if they’re better than everyone! – Rachel Bilson

16002. You can tell a lot about a person from his underwear. – Rachel Bilson

16003. Y’know what? This is what I go by: It doesn’t matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that’s what would win me over. So, yeah. – Rachel Bilson

16004. When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women! – Rachel Bilson

16005. The more aware a man is of a woman’s body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first. – Rachel Bilson

16006. That’s a rule in the business. No tongue. You can’t really get into it, otherwise, it’s weird. I think that particular scene made his (Adam Brody) girlfriend jealous. There were issues. – Rachel Bilson

16007. My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley’s GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him. – Rachel Bilson

16008. A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder, ran across the street, put me in his car, and stuck his tongue in my mouth. – Rachel Bilson

16009. It’s great playing someone who is not like me at all. I’m really a nice girl, so it’s fun to be a bitch, then come home and be myself again. When I meet people now, they’re surprised that I’m a good person. – Rachel Bilson

16010. I know of my sex appeal. I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it – tastefully, of course. – Rachel Bilson

16011. My next adventure will be being in a car with Mischa at the wheel. – Rachel Bilson

16012. I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I’m not insane – I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation. – Maeve Binchy

16013. I’m an escapist kind of writer. – Maeve Binchy

16014. There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again. – Rudolf Bing

16015. The opera always loses money. That’s as it should be. Opera has no business making money. – Rudolf Bing

16016. I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years, the things that went well. Let me see, what did go well? – Rudolf Bing

16017. I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public. – Rudolf Bing

16018. How nice the human voice is when it isn’t singing. – Rudolf Bing

16019. Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause. – Rudolf Bing

16020. We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames. – Rudolf Bing

16021. The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education. – Jeff Bingaman

16022. Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It’s a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work. – Jeff Bingaman

16023. People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment. – Jeff Bingaman

16024. I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns. – Jeff Bingaman

16025. I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing. But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening tool goes far beyond what is acceptable. – Jeff Bingaman

16026. Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense. – Jeff Bingaman

16027. This is not a time to back away from the principles that this country was founded on. – Jeff Bingaman

16028. Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline. – Jeff Bingaman

16029. I had to have a large kitchen because I look to cook. – Traci Bingham

16030. I can’t live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions. – Traci Bingham

16031. We’re actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family. – Traci Bingham

16032. I’m learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise. – Traci Bingham

16033. I think I am pretty much melancholic. – Juliette Binoche

16034. Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically. – Juliette Binoche

16035. I was so happy when they cast me in Chocolat, because it’s one of my vices. – Juliette Binoche

16036. I try to see my films just once. it’s like a dream you’ve been through when it’s been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you’ve had it. – Juliette Binoche

16037. I think it’s the same simple thing for everyone – to be happy, and have love in your life. – Juliette Binoche

16038. Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly – and that is exactly the way I want it to stay. – Juliette Binoche

16039. As an actress we don’t beat one another. It’s whoever’s right for the part. – Juliette Binoche

16040. Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes. – Juliette Binoche

16041. Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films – as if all my characters were sisters – but I’m not so sure now. – Juliette Binoche

16042. Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it’s just an illusion. – Juliette Binoche

16043. But I think it’s a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That’s when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit. – Juliette Binoche

16044. But I’ve never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It’s seen from the outside that we’re being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it’s not about that. – Juliette Binoche

16045. Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family. – Juliette Binoche

16046. I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It’s passing through you more than you’re creating it. You’re not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower. – Juliette Binoche

16047. For me, habit is just a synonym for death. – Juliette Binoche

16048. I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way. – Juliette Binoche

16049. I don’t believe in coincidence. – Juliette Binoche

16050. I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I’d never move there. It’s very much an industry town and that doesn’t really interest me. – Juliette Binoche

16051. I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don’t deny the past, but it’s a page to turn. – Juliette Binoche

16052. I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do. – Juliette Binoche

16053. I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you’re playing different characters, everything feels possible. – Juliette Binoche

16054. But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me. – Juliette Binoche

16055. My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money. – Juliette Binoche

16056. Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life. – Juliette Binoche

16057. You must understand, I don’t have to be happy to be happy. – Juliette Binoche

16058. What makes a person sexy is when he’s not trying to be sexy. – Juliette Binoche

16059. What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it. – Juliette Binoche

16060. There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share. – Juliette Binoche

16061. People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go. – Juliette Binoche

16062. My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living. – Juliette Binoche

16063. I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her. – Juliette Binoche

16064. Oh, I’ll be forgotten too, don’t worry. – Juliette Binoche

16065. Maybe it’s because my mother divorced and my grandmother divorced, so maybe I’m frightened deep down. But then I also feel there is no real need. Why do I need to get married? To reassure me? No I don’t need reassurance. – Juliette Binoche

16066. I won’t do something just for the sake of working. – Juliette Binoche

16067. I would say I’m humanly engaged. – Juliette Binoche

16068. I’m not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image. – Juliette Binoche

16069. I’ve never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn’t choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them. – Juliette Binoche

16070. If you have everything, then you don’t want to go on. It’s the lacking that makes you search for something better. – Juliette Binoche

16071. It’s never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer. – Juliette Binoche

16072. I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It’s not loose at all. – Thora Birch

16073. For me, romance isn’t an over-the-top act. It’s someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I’m making the wrong decision, he’ll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts. – Thora Birch

16074. If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there’s a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there’s a certain way that it happens. – Brad Bird

16075. And it’s not only films, I’m pretty unaware of anything that’s going on in popular culture right now. – Brad Bird

16076. I was not a big comic-book reader. – Brad Bird

16077. Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren’t gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing. – Brad Bird

16078. If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don’t pay attention to how things move through space. – Brad Bird

16079. If there are similarities, it’s simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I’d be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more. – Brad Bird

16080. I’m definitely a centrist and feel like both parties can be absurd. – Brad Bird

16081. I think it’s the most extraordinary studio around. I would love to do my next project with Pixar. – Brad Bird

16082. I think if you have a really big, heavy person, there’s a feeling of an invisible puppeteer jerking them around in space. They don’t feel like they are moving themselves. – Brad Bird

16083. I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren’t dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep. – Brad Bird

16084. I had about the biggest, longest wish list anyone could have, and 99 percent of what I wanted to get on the screen we got on the screen within our schedule and within our budget and within our resources. – Brad Bird

16085. Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can’t create it if you don’t have one. – Brad Bird

16086. Look, it’s a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It’s meant to be a great time at the theater, but it’s also designed to work on more than one level. – Brad Bird

16087. I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent. – Brad Bird

16088. Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won’t win is to assume that you will. – Brad Bird

16089. But I don’t just see the movie when I see the movie, I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work, because they could not have worked any harder. – Brad Bird

16090. My kids love anime, but I don’t show them the really graphic stuff. – Brad Bird

16091. Without naming names, I think other movies look more realistic but they feel less real. – Brad Bird

16092. Well what’s funny is, again, people say they believed what was going on, but again, Bob’s hands are about three times bigger than his feet. So these are very caricatured. – Brad Bird

16093. Well I’m still working on The Incredibles. So I’m going to take a little time off. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I’m not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected. – Brad Bird

16094. That’s not the part of the story that I’m interested in, anyway. The part that I’m interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes. – Brad Bird

16095. Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats. – Brad Bird

16096. Oh yeah, I’m still employed at Pixar and I love it here. – Brad Bird

16097. We make films that we ourselves would want to see and then hope that other people would want to see it. If you try to analyze audiences or think there’s some sophisticated recipe for success, then I think you are doomed. You’re making it too complicated. – Brad Bird

16098. Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it. – Caroline Bird

16099. Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast. The Sultan claimed the liver, which, when dried and powdered, is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine. – Isabella Bird

16100. While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course. – Larry Bird

16101. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players. – Larry Bird

16102. Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got. – Larry Bird

16103. Once you are labeled ‘the best’ you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. – Larry Bird

16104. Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. – Larry Bird

16105. The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson. – Larry Bird

16106. When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball. – Larry Bird

16107. It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer. – Larry Bird

16108. The best players will play. That’s the way it will always be. – Larry Bird

16109. The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me. – Larry Bird

16110. But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever. – Larry Bird

16111. I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. – Larry Bird

16112. I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things. – Larry Bird

16113. I really don’t like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it. – Larry Bird

16114. I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American. – Larry Bird

16115. I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me. – Larry Bird

16116. If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she’d get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don’t mean she wouldn’t pay the bank, but the children always came first. – Larry Bird

16117. A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. – Larry Bird

16118. As far as playing, I didn’t care who guarded me – red, yellow, black. I just didn’t want a white guy guarding me, because it’s disrespect to my game. – Larry Bird

16119. What’s better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know? – Larry Bird

16120. My role isn’t to be politically smart. My role is to do what’s right under the constitution. And if that’s politically unpopular, so be it. – Rose E. Bird

16121. The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear. – Rose E. Bird

16122. It’s always the minorities who aren’t a part of the mainstream who define what the limits… of the majority are going to be. – Rose E. Bird

16123. If I were mayor, I’d invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city. I’d let the elderly in residential homes wander free. – Jane Birkin

16124. When I was at school I used to scream in trains, in those concertina things between the carriages. I used to try to be so good that sometimes I couldn’t bear it any more. – Jane Birkin

16125. Robert Louis Stevenson… I’m focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys’ author, but he’s not at all. – Jane Birkin

16126. Any film I see at two o’clock in afternoon with my mother seems to cast a strange spell that means we both come out sobbing. – Jane Birkin

16127. People always like things that seem exotic. – Jane Birkin

16128. He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me, but now that he has loved me he doesn’t paint me anymore. – Jane Birkin

16129. My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust. – Jane Birkin

16130. I don’t know why people keep banging on about the ’60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn’t go off with different people – I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having. – Jane Birkin

16131. I’d rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes. – Jane Birkin

16132. I only like boutiques. – Jane Birkin

16133. I love Dickens because it makes me chuckle to myself so. He has taken me to another world and out of so many earthly miseries. – Jane Birkin

16134. I know what it’s like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I’ve seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror. – Jane Birkin

16135. I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I’ve dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream. – Jane Birkin

16136. If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you. – Jane Birkin

16137. Keep smiling – it takes 10 years off! – Jane Birkin

16138. Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. – Augustine Birrell

16139. Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world. – Augustine Birrell

16140. History is the great dust-heap… a pageant and not a philosophy. – Augustine Birrell

16141. Libraries are not made, they grow. – Augustine Birrell

16142. That great dust-heap called ‘history’. – Augustine Birrell

16143. An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy. – Augustine Birrell

16144. A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators. – Augustine Birrell

16145. My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces. – Harrison Birtwistle

16146. You either are or you’re not. – Harrison Birtwistle

16147. When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I’d been writing since I was 11. – Harrison Birtwistle

16148. When I was a kid, I wrote music – from the age of 11 until the age of 18. – Harrison Birtwistle

16149. When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted. – Harrison Birtwistle

16150. This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn’t existed, I could have invented it. – Harrison Birtwistle

16151. There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it’s not just a collection of notes. – Harrison Birtwistle

16152. The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names. – Harrison Birtwistle

16153. The theatre only knows what it’s doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years’ time? A completely different attitude. – Harrison Birtwistle

16154. The piece that had a large influence on me was Turangalila. – Harrison Birtwistle

16155. My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter. – Harrison Birtwistle

16156. My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don’t meet. And then your friends say: It’s terrific! – Harrison Birtwistle

16157. Music is such a problem in the time it takes. – Harrison Birtwistle

16158. One thing I’ve tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things. – Harrison Birtwistle

16159. People say my music is English. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me. – Harrison Birtwistle

16160. I’m not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I’ve never had that attitude to music. – Harrison Birtwistle

16161. I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door. – Harrison Birtwistle

16162. Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It’s absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it. – Harrison Birtwistle

16163. It’s the irrational things that interest me. – Harrison Birtwistle

16164. In the end it doesn’t matter what you do. – Harrison Birtwistle

16165. I always write the pieces I want to write. – Harrison Birtwistle

16166. The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions and from many different angles. – Harrison Birtwistle

16167. I wrote music as soon as I knew notation. – Harrison Birtwistle

16168. I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism. – Harrison Birtwistle

16169. I don’t think there is much American music. – Harrison Birtwistle

16170. I don’t have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve… there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change. – Harrison Birtwistle

16171. I didn’t have a record player. – Harrison Birtwistle

16172. I’m not an architectural composer. – Harrison Birtwistle

16173. The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat. – Elizabeth Bishop

16174. The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored. – Elizabeth Bishop

16175. What childishness is it that while there’s breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around? – Elizabeth Bishop

16176. The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing. – Elizabeth Bishop

16177. All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, ‘looking for something’. – Elizabeth Bishop

16178. The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. – Elizabeth Bishop

16179. Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. – Jim Bishop

16180. When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets? – Jim Bishop

16181. The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story. – Jim Bishop

16182. The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. – Jim Bishop

16183. Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows. – Jim Bishop

16184. Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18. – Jim Bishop

16185. A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. – Jim Bishop

16186. It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. – Jim Bishop

16187. Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can’t putt. – Jim Bishop

16188. Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future. – Jim Bishop

16189. At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly. – Jim Bishop

16190. Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been. – Jim Bishop

16191. A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. – Jim Bishop

16192. Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. – Jim Bishop

16193. It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. – Jim Bishop

16194. My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn’t afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays. – Joey Bishop

16195. Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money. – Joey Bishop

16196. Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances. – Julie Bishop

16197. When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite. – Julie Bishop

16198. We preserve the status quo, preserve existing systems. – Julie Bishop

16199. We know we are entering a period of transformation in aged care. – Julie Bishop

16200. We know that so many of the conditions and diseases that we associate with ageing can often be prevented or in fact their onset delayed if we just took preventative steps earlier in our lives. – Julie Bishop

16201. We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity. – Julie Bishop

16202. We are already seeing older people wanting greater choice in how, when and where they receive care. – Julie Bishop

16203. Advances in science and medical research and public health policies have meant that life expectancy for Australians is one of the highest in the world. – Julie Bishop

16204. The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation. – Julie Bishop

16205. Ageing means a loss of a number of skills over time. – Julie Bishop

16206. Prevention is one of the few known ways to reduce demand for health and aged care services. – Julie Bishop

16207. Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character. – Julie Bishop

16208. It is a fact that governments tend to put in place policies and strategies in response to current scenarios. – Julie Bishop

16209. Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia. – Julie Bishop

16210. Dementia is not exclusively a problem of the developed world. – Julie Bishop

16211. Community care is a fundamental, an essential, an enduring part of our aged care system. – Julie Bishop

16212. Australia is already a world leader in dementia research, treatment and care. – Julie Bishop

16213. Australia has an increasingly multicultural society. – Julie Bishop

16214. At the last census it indicated that about 22 per cent of Australians were born overseas. – Julie Bishop

16215. And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. – Julie Bishop

16216. Today it has been estimated that the average 70 year old has four chronic conditions and consumes an average of 35 PBS scripts per year for those conditions. – Julie Bishop

16217. I accredit animals for keeping me going when times were bad. – Kelly Bishop

16218. Forward ever, backward never. – Maurice Bishop

16219. I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life. – Rob Bishop

16220. I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money – after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington. – Rob Bishop

16221. The political spin in Washington is revolting, just revolting. It’s a callous political game. – Rob Bishop

16222. Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation. I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and enhance America’s important strategies in space. – Rob Bishop

16223. Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back. – Tim Bishop

16224. We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island, and the entire nation. – Tim Bishop

16225. We have one of the few societies, the only one I can think of right offhand, where your health care is so tied to your job, so that when an American company has to hire, they have to think about health care. – Tim Bishop

16226. Transportation spending is a win-win proposition. – Tim Bishop

16227. Trade helps bring us products cheaply, but there is no guarantee whatsoever to assume that it will allow us to replace the jobs that have been lost, and there is no mechanism under productivity that says that, either. – Tim Bishop

16228. This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage. – Tim Bishop

16229. There are always, of course, job losses of a cyclical nature in a recession. – Tim Bishop

16230. The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers. – Tim Bishop

16231. The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it. – Tim Bishop

16232. The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected. – Tim Bishop

16233. The fact is that America relies on Amtrak to move people. – Tim Bishop

16234. A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation’s economy and transportation systems. – Tim Bishop

16235. Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race. – Tim Bishop

16236. While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day. – Tim Bishop

16237. It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible. – Tim Bishop

16238. Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others. – Tim Bishop

16239. In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age. – Tim Bishop

16240. In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island. – Tim Bishop

16241. In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages. – Tim Bishop

16242. However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration’s policies force inflation. – Tim Bishop

16243. Foreign trade clearly holds down the cost of products we buy. – Tim Bishop

16244. Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low. – Tim Bishop

16245. For a variety of reasons, we are not producing at a given level of economic activity the jobs we used to have. – Tim Bishop

16246. As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations. – Tim Bishop

16247. Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country. – Tim Bishop

16248. Real economic stimulus comes from real investment. – Tim Bishop

16249. We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated. – Tim Bishop

16250. Politics is the art of the next best. – Otto von Bismarck

16251. With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. – Otto von Bismarck

16252. Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression. – Otto Von Bismarck

16253. When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. – Otto von Bismarck

16254. When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. – Otto von Bismarck

16255. When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. – Otto von Bismarck

16256. To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. – Otto von Bismarck

16257. There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. – Otto von Bismarck

16258. The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. – Otto von Bismarck

16259. The main thing is to make history, not to write it. – Otto von Bismarck

16260. The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood. – Otto von Bismarck

16261. A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling. – Otto von Bismarck

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16262. Politics is the art of the possible. – Otto Von Bismarck

16263. Politics is not an exact science. – Otto von Bismarck

16264. People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. – Otto von Bismarck

16265. No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. – Otto von Bismarck

16266. Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. – Otto von Bismarck

16267. Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck

16268. I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. – Otto von Bismarck

16269. Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. – Otto von Bismarck

16270. Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. – Otto von Bismarck

16271. An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. – Otto von Bismarck

16272. All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence. – Otto von Bismarck

16273. A government must not waiver once it has chosen it’s course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. – Otto von Bismarck

16274. Politics ruins the character. – Otto von Bismarck

16275. A statesman… must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment. – Otto von Bismarck

16276. I have always watched the rushes, and have learned more because I have done so, because you can have all manner of ideas in your head, but they have to end up on the screen. – Jacqueline Bisset

16277. I work hard, and I tend to play hard. I very seldom rest hard. – Jacqueline Bisset

16278. I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually. – Jacqueline Bisset

16279. I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare. – Jacqueline Bisset

16280. I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest. – Jacqueline Bisset

16281. I think I am an adult. – Jacqueline Bisset

16282. I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have. – Jacqueline Bisset

16283. I love being in my garden. I don’t plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour. – Jacqueline Bisset

16284. I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave. – Jacqueline Bisset

16285. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset

16286. I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films. – Jacqueline Bisset

16287. I’m a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I’m just interested in things remaining fresh. – Jacqueline Bisset

16288. I don’t come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants. – Jacqueline Bisset

16289. I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected. – Jacqueline Bisset

16290. I can’t believe I’ve been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I’ve slowed down. I’m doing only the roles I really want to do. – Jacqueline Bisset

16291. I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty. – Jacqueline Bisset

16292. Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset

16293. Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard. – Jacqueline Bisset

16294. At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger. – Jacqueline Bisset

16295. I have never given up on men easily. – Jacqueline Bisset

16296. There’s something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society. – Jacqueline Bisset

16297. Your voice is your tool and represents you. It’s very important to have a good voice where you can be understood. – Jacqueline Bisset

16298. You need to become a good listener. As you’re working, you hear someone else’s lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting. – Jacqueline Bisset

16299. You can sometimes learn more working with less talented people, because you learn to survive. – Jacqueline Bisset

16300. Working with Candy Bergen was really wonderful. – Jacqueline Bisset

16301. When you share work, and you have the opportunity of seeing people you like doing what they do best, and you also interchange socially with them, it’s very addictive. – Jacqueline Bisset

16302. When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It’s like a clan. If I’m asked to people’s houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they’ll talk about other things. – Jacqueline Bisset

16303. We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life. – Jacqueline Bisset

16304. To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give. – Jacqueline Bisset

16305. I’d like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions. – Jacqueline Bisset

16306. This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It’s not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It’s not an intellectual cinema in America. – Jacqueline Bisset

16307. I’m a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don’t need to do them as much, these days. – Jacqueline Bisset

16308. The thing about anything in life is you have to get ready for it. Study, learn. – Jacqueline Bisset

16309. Sometimes you like the personal adventure implicit in the making of a film, and sometimes you like your part in a film, and sometimes you like the final result. – Jacqueline Bisset

16310. Not everyone likes watching rushes, but it makes me work harder, and I don’t feel I am watching myself, but watching the progression of the character. – Jacqueline Bisset

16311. My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things. – Jacqueline Bisset

16312. Marriage has just never interested me. – Jacqueline Bisset

16313. Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together. – Jacqueline Bisset

16314. I’ve probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal. – Jacqueline Bisset

16315. I’ve always loved men. – Jacqueline Bisset

16316. A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part. – Jacqueline Bisset

16317. Time seems to stop in certain places. – Jacqueline Bisset

16318. At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people. – Jacqueline Bisset

16319. This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff, you live longer. – Mark Bittman

16320. Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth? – Mark Bittman

16321. Our demand for meat, dairy and refined carbohydrates – the world consumes one billion cans or bottles of Coke a day – our demand for these things, not our need, our want – drives us to consume way more calories than are good for us. – Mark Bittman

16322. Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we’re only realizing just now. – Mark Bittman

16323. The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we’d be. – Mark Bittman

16324. The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they’re outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness. – Mark Bittman

16325. I’ll never stop eating animals, I’m sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly. – Mark Bittman

16326. The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone – and that’s the hard part – but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants. – Mark Bittman

16327. TV is a major force in our lives – a FORCE. It must be handled very carefully, both its censure and its artistic honesty. – Bill Bixby

16328. The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don’t like what has happened to the American male. – Bill Bixby

16329. Situation comedies are old-fashioned – they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track. – Bill Bixby

16330. I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don’t really vote in television, you’re never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network. – Bill Bixby

16331. Viewers can’t expect TV to keep developing unless they make their wants known. And let’s face it. The best way to make your wants known in this world is by ‘beefing’. – Bill Bixby

16332. Parents should watch what their children watch and not use TV as a babysitter. If a show is objectionable they should turn it OFF. They should write the president of the network and tell him they are never going to watch that program again and why. – Bill Bixby

16333. We now need to look beyond our immediate future and aim higher and farther. – Paul Biya

16334. I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country. – Paul Biya

16335. Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective. – Paul Biya

16336. As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note. – Georges Bizet

16337. I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece. – Georges Bizet

16338. Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice. – Georges Bizet

16339. What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession. – Georges Bizet

16340. I get embarrassed listening to my last CDs. I’ve got a lot of work to do, let’s put it that way. – Bjork

16341. Compared to America or Europe, God isn’t a big part of our lives here. I don’t know anyone here who goes to church when he’s had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead. – Bjork

16342. Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper. – Bjork

16343. For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I’ve done that all my life. – Bjork

16344. I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family. – Bjork

16345. I am one of the most idiosyncratic people around. – Bjork

16346. I would like to teach music. It’s weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days. – Bjork

16347. It’s incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves. – Bjork

16348. Maybe I’ll be a feminist in my old age. – Bjork

16349. Nature is our chapel. – Bjork

16350. Now that rock is turning 50, it’s become classical in itself. It’s interesting to see that development. – Bjork

16351. People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland. – Bjork

16352. People that complete other people’s vision are understated. – Bjork

16353. The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy. – Bjork

16354. The reason I do interviews is because I’m protecting my songs. – Bjork

16355. There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I’ve played up to that a bit in interviews. – Bjork

16356. There’s no map to human behaviour. – Bjork

16357. I love England. It’s no coincidence it’s the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks. – Bjork

16358. When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore. – Bjork

16359. I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in. – Bjork

16360. It’s funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end. – Bjork

16361. If nothing else, I have money. – Bjork

16362. I’m not going to talk like I know about politics, because I’m a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren’t normally interested in politics. – Bjork

16363. I’m a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. – Bjork

16364. I’m a bit of a nerd, I wouldn’t mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles. – Bjork

16365. I’d done three solo albums in a row, and that’s quite narcissistic. – Bjork

16366. I am a grateful… grapefruit. – Bjork

16367. I sometimes fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing rather than what I want to be doing. – Bjork

16368. I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. – Bjork

16369. Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy. – Bjork

16370. I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I’m not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time. – Bjork

16371. I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance. – Bob Black

16372. Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds. – Bob Black

16373. Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. I say we should end employment. – Bob Black

16374. People aren’t as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our ‘civic duty’ to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent. – Bob Black

16375. Play is always voluntary. What might otherwise be play is work if it’s forced. – Bob Black

16376. The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps. – Bob Black

16377. It was an unknown thing, a lot of people had very bad trips and I like to be in control. – Cilla Black

16378. Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well. Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date. – Cilla Black

16379. The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like. – Cilla Black

16380. The difference with me is that I did inhale. – Cilla Black

16381. Nothing is a career move. Everything I’ve done this year has so not been a career move. – Cilla Black

16382. I never did acid, I am just so high anyway. – Cilla Black

16383. I humbly apologise for reality Television. – Cilla Black

16384. I had to do the book because there was an unauthorised biography which didn’t tell it like it was. – Cilla Black

16385. I did smoke a joint once but I did not enjoy it. – Cilla Black

16386. But reality television is here to stay. – Cilla Black

16387. The best advice he gave me was to carry on. It would have been difficult to set foot back inside a TV studio if I hadn’t carried on – I don’t know if I would have ever gone back in. – Cilla Black

16388. I feel that I’m at my best as a person and that I’m coming home when I walk on to a set, or on to a stage, so if I can perform in one way or another I think I’ll be okay. – Claudia Black

16389. My boyfriend’s idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, ‘Go!’ Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn’t humiliating, not at all. – Claudia Black

16390. One of the difficulties of not knowing for so long whether we were doing a fifth season or not was that we weren’t really allowed to go out shopping for work. – Claudia Black

16391. People told me, when I was coming through the ranks, that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with the period of unemployment as well as they deal with the period of employment. – Claudia Black

16392. The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they’re forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again. – Claudia Black

16393. Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. – Claudia Black

16394. Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do. Other artists may do something more edgy that gets on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy, I think. – Clint Black

16395. I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I’m working on. – Clint Black

16396. I wanted to be the perfect artist. I’d do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I’d sign autographs after the show until everybody left. – Clint Black

16397. I mean, it takes a large entourage to put on a tour. You can’t have ’em sittin’ around. – Clint Black

16398. I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven’t been explained in song. – Clint Black

16399. I now have a home recording studio, which I can operate entirely on my own, as well as a portable version of the same which allows me to record anywhere I like and simply swap out the hard drives for use in the home studio. – Clint Black

16400. We have to be mindful that there is the certainty that terrorists will attempt to launch multiple attacks against their enemy, which is us and our allies. – Cofer Black

16401. We operate under the law. Covert action authorities are communicated in a memorandum of notification. – Cofer Black

16402. The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish. – Cofer Black

16403. The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none. – Cofer Black

16404. The only way to address terrorism is to deal with the issues that create terrorism, to resolve them where possible, and where that’s not possible to ensure that there is an alternative to violence. – Cofer Black

16405. No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt, no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy, another individual or group will rise to take their place. – Cofer Black

16406. I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker. – Cofer Black

16407. As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism. – Cofer Black

16408. Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations. – Cofer Black

16409. We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations. – Cofer Black

16410. Osama bin Laden’s own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants. – Cofer Black

16411. I don’t go around trying to stir up foreign wars. – Conrad Black

16412. I made 50 million bucks yesterday. That’s a flameout I could get used to. – Conrad Black

16413. I do not at all have the mind of a bully… in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me. – Conrad Black

16414. The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age. – Davidson Black

16415. Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won’t bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records. – Frank Black

16416. But the truth is that critics are by definition critical. That’s their job. – Frank Black

16417. I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I’ll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y’know, just see where roads lead. – Frank Black

16418. People go back to the stuff that doesn’t cost a lot of money and the stuff that you don’t have to hand money to over and over again. Stuff that you get for free, stuff that your older brother gives you, stuff that you can get out of the local library. – Frank Black

16419. You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor. – Frank Black

16420. The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry. – Harold Stephen Black

16421. Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly. – Harold Stephen Black

16422. Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious. – Hugo Black

16423. Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. – Hugo Black

16424. When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again. – Hugo Black

16425. Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. – Hugo Black

16426. It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. – Hugo Black

16427. In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do. – Hugo Black

16428. In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. – Hugo Black

16429. Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. – Hugo Black

16430. A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion. – Hugo Black

16431. The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny. – Hugo Black

16432. The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people. – Hugo Black

16433. The layman’s constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn’t like is unconstitutional. – Hugo Black

16434. If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band, they could be a distant runner up to The D. – Jack Black

16435. There’s nothing you can really do to prepare to rock. Do you prepare to eat a delicious meal? Are you hungry? Then you’re gonna eat it. – Jack Black

16436. I’d rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools. – Jack Black

16437. You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. – Jack Black

16438. The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It’s for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be. – Jack Black

16439. I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock. – Jack Black

16440. We’re in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let’s face it, that’s it. – Jack Black

16441. We paid off our debts, we learned some, made friends and returned in 1950 with a larger view of life. I had, however, no home, no income of any kind and no prospects whatsoever. – James W. Black

16442. My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives. – James W. Black

16443. All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer. – James W. Black

16444. Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. – James W. Black

16445. During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going. – James W. Black

16446. Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project. – James W. Black

16447. I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level, my new passion. – James W. Black

16448. I had found myself a new mission – and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly. – James W. Black

16449. I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and we married in the summer of 1946, as soon as I graduated. – James W. Black

16450. The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes. – James W. Black

16451. The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King’s College, London. – James W. Black

16452. In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions. – James W. Black

16453. I’m doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It’s very important to me – and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet. – Jimmy Carl Black

16454. It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in. – Jimmy Carl Black

16455. When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD’s and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that? – Jimmy Carl Black

16456. We never got anything out of the recordings. I’m still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers. – Jimmy Carl Black

16457. We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank’s songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex. – Jimmy Carl Black

16458. Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much. – Jimmy Carl Black

16459. The fans have been very nice to me and I might say that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so. – Jimmy Carl Black

16460. My webmaster lives in Munich and is a very dear friend of mine. He is doing a great job on the site and it is constantly being updated and always will. – Jimmy Carl Black

16461. Most people are really cool and I really don’t mind talking to them and answering their questions. – Jimmy Carl Black

16462. I’ve been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception. – Jimmy Carl Black

16463. I really don’t have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists. – Jimmy Carl Black

16464. First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn’t question any of his motives or decisions at the time. – Jimmy Carl Black

16465. Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period. – Jimmy Carl Black

16466. Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding. – Jimmy Carl Black

16467. I don’t know how Frank presented the old Mothers, since I never read the book. There might be some opinions on what he said, but I – or anyone else – could not make any corrections to anything Frank did. – Jimmy Carl Black

16468. I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman. Her name is Monika and she is beautiful. She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life. – Jimmy Carl Black

16469. I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that. – Jimmy Carl Black

16470. I know I didn’t like that dress ’cause it didn’t fit but I thought it was a great picture. We weren’t the first band to do a picture in drag; The Rolling Stones were. If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us. – Jimmy Carl Black

16471. I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded was written while we were on the road. – Jimmy Carl Black

16472. I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn’t get paid for it like they did. – Jimmy Carl Black

16473. I use Windows; ’98 second edition and it works very good for me. You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months ago and am fascinated with the possibilities. I don’t know what I would do without it now. – Jimmy Carl Black

16474. I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I’m still hoping though. – Jimmy Carl Black

16475. My drum sticks are in the “Hall of Fame.” I know that. – Jimmy Carl Black

16476. As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius – in those days, I thought Einstein was the only genius around. – Jimmy Carl Black

16477. I haven’t seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least 10 years so I don’t even know if he’s alive. I hope so. – Jimmy Carl Black

16478. I went to work with a guy named Matt Fuller, who was a Mothers fan, and low and behold, Arthur was working for him also. We worked together for about six months and decided to strike out on our own. – Jimmy Carl Black

16479. It was a wild time – a time that I don’t miss anymore. But then again, I’m 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank’s at now. – Jimmy Carl Black

16480. In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa’s satirical lyric’s than anyone that I know of. – Jimmy Carl Black

16481. I’ve done every tour with them since then and will always be with them as long as they’re together. – Jimmy Carl Black

16482. I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother. – Jimmy Carl Black

16483. If you didn’t know that I am an actress, I don’t think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter. She’s 16, so of course I bore her. – Karen Black

16484. Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication. – Karen Black

16485. There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. – Karen Black

16486. I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me… I’m a Cancer! We are not ferocious people. – Karen Black

16487. I’ve been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player. – Karen Black

16488. If I turn on the television, am I to believe that that is America? I’m sorry, I don’t believe that’s America. – Karen Black

16489. I dislike when people try to pigeonhole me, when all I want is to do good work. – Karen Black

16490. I love coloring books. I keep some by my bed. – Karen Black

16491. I love playing strong women, even if they’re nuts. – Karen Black

16492. I love what I do, so it’s not tiring. If I worked at a computer or drove a truck, I’d be dead in a week. – Karen Black

16493. If you can write it, I can be it. – Karen Black

16494. If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push ’em closer. – Lewis Black

16495. All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. – Lewis Black

16496. A father and two sons run Adelphia. It’s a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people – three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? ‘Let’s send the monkey to Mars, Dad!’ – Lewis Black

16497. If you’re working out in front of a mirror and watching your muscles grow, your ego has reached a point where it is now eating itself. That’s why I believe there should be a psychiatrist at every health club, so that when they see you doing this, they will take you away for a little chat. – Lewis Black

16498. It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – fix it! – Lewis Black

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16499. Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas. – Lewis Black

16500. And I know this happens because I took economics, and I’d explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o’clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye. – Lewis Black

16501. There’s no such thing as soy milk. It’s soy juice. – Lewis Black

16502. In my lifetime, we’ve gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We’ve gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we’ll be voting for plants. – Lewis Black

16503. On energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. – Marsha Blackburn

16504. This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy. – Marsha Blackburn

16505. Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we’ve fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi’s approach. – Marsha Blackburn

16506. This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent. – Marsha Blackburn

16507. We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let’s begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation. – Marsha Blackburn

16508. We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body. – Marsha Blackburn

16509. We must be certain that we all realize that our enemy is not an enemy that is located in one single place. There are terrorist cells all around the globe. – Marsha Blackburn

16510. Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America’s entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. – Marsha Blackburn

16511. I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program. – Marsha Blackburn

16512. Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is. – Marsha Blackburn

16513. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be. – Marsha Blackburn

16514. Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work. – Marsha Blackburn

16515. Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war. – Marsha Blackburn

16516. I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn’t have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying ‘stop the bill’ or ‘kill the bill,’ it’s all going to be about repealing the bill. That’s not the kind of discussion that they want. – Marsha Blackburn

16517. Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. – Marsha Blackburn

16518. Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders. – Marsha Blackburn

16519. Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart. – Marsha Blackburn

16520. Every town has become a border town and every State has become a border State. – Marsha Blackburn

16521. Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude. – John Stuart Blackie

16522. Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that’s in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour’s prize. – John Stuart Blackie

16523. Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts. – John Stuart Blackie

16524. Really, in a way, I took over the male role. – Honor Blackman

16525. Female television viewers paid attention to Catherine Gale. – Honor Blackman

16526. Apart from anything else, I find boots are too hot except in wintry weather. At home I usually wear a sweater, shirt and slacks. – Honor Blackman

16527. I hate everything about airports from getting there to taking off. – Honor Blackman

16528. I’m the slowest reader in the world, because I perform it all in my head. – Honor Blackman

16529. I’m told leather drives men up the wall. I like wearing it because it because it feels nice. – Honor Blackman

16530. I’m very fond of Norfolk. My husband came from there and the kids love it. Devon is beautiful, too. – Honor Blackman

16531. I’ve travelled around the UK a lot recently and have discovered that I really like trains. If you’re in the quiet carriage, nobody can get hold of you and you can relax. – Honor Blackman

16532. In fact, I’ll be taking a lot of Cathy Gale with me. I expect that was why I was chosen for the part. – Honor Blackman

16533. No More Avengers! There’s nothing new to get out of it – I want to go forward, not backward. – Honor Blackman

16534. South Africa is the most beautiful country I have been to. Canada is also hugely underrated. – Honor Blackman

16535. There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door. I don’t stay in very grand hotels. – Honor Blackman

16536. My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved. – Honor Blackman

16537. You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion ’tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought. – Richard Blackmore

16538. The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening. – Richard Blackmore

16539. The only way you can get good, unless you’re a genius, is to copy. That’s the best thing. Just steal. – Ritchie Blackmore

16540. If a ballet dancer falls over, it’s knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts. – Ritchie Blackmore

16541. If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage. – Ritchie Blackmore

16542. Jimi… He was the gov’nor and that’s it. He was brilliant, wasn’t he? – Ritchie Blackmore

16543. Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He’s very underrated. – Ritchie Blackmore

16544. Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant. – Ritchie Blackmore

16545. Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He’s overrated. – Ritchie Blackmore

16546. Playing a Fender is an art itself. They’re always going out of tune. – Ritchie Blackmore

16547. Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only. – Ritchie Blackmore

16548. The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument. – Ritchie Blackmore

16549. Session work makes you more strict. You can’t hit notes all over the place. You’ve got to make each one really count. – Ritchie Blackmore

16550. Those record companies don’t know what’s happening at all. – Ritchie Blackmore

16551. What’s the point of re-releasing an album? The original sounded good, why change something about it? – Ritchie Blackmore

16552. When I was 20, I didn’t give a damn about song construction. I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible. – Ritchie Blackmore

16553. When something is not good, it’s bad. Period. – Ritchie Blackmore

16554. When you’re around someone good, your own standards are raised. – Ritchie Blackmore

16555. When you’re recording, if you’re not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess. – Ritchie Blackmore

16556. When you’ve toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you’re always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag. – Ritchie Blackmore

16557. Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous. – Ritchie Blackmore

16558. Simplicity is the key. – Ritchie Blackmore

16559. I can never remember what I do even in the studio. – Ritchie Blackmore

16560. I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings. – Ritchie Blackmore

16561. Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that’s what caught everybody’s attention. As a player, he didn’t do anything amazing. – Ritchie Blackmore

16562. I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he’s pure showbusiness. – Ritchie Blackmore

16563. I’ve always played every amp I’ve ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that’s how you get your sustain. – Ritchie Blackmore

16564. I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won’t do a thing for me, if he’s not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck’s great to listen to. – Ritchie Blackmore

16565. I criticize my own work pretty harshly. – Ritchie Blackmore

16566. I don’t put myself on Jeff Beck’s level, but I can relate to him when he says he’d rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar. – Ritchie Blackmore

16567. I don’t see myself as such an important guitarist. – Ritchie Blackmore

16568. I don’t use the twang bar anymore. It’s become too popular. – Ritchie Blackmore

16569. I feel like I own the stage. – Ritchie Blackmore

16570. I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude – he wasn’t a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant. – Ritchie Blackmore

16571. I had given up the guitar between ’75 and ’78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes. – Ritchie Blackmore

16572. I’m not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline. – Ritchie Blackmore

16573. I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing. – Ritchie Blackmore

16574. I like leaping around on stage as long as it’s done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits. – Ritchie Blackmore

16575. I however don’t go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band. – Ritchie Blackmore

16576. I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk. – Ritchie Blackmore

16577. I’m very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock – though only if it’s sophisticated and has some thought behind it. – Ritchie Blackmore

16578. I’m not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway. – Ritchie Blackmore

16579. But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder. – Ritchie Blackmore

16580. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes. That’s not how it works. It works by realizing the concept of a replicator. – Susan Blackmore

16581. Take male strategies for success in the world. If you’ve got all the advantages, if you’re attractive and clever and all of that, you will generally go for very high quality females. – Susan Blackmore

16582. Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that’s going on is not memetic. – Susan Blackmore

16583. What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations. – Harry A. Blackmun

16584. By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech. – Harry A. Blackmun

16585. The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud. – Harry A. Blackmun

16586. The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies. – Harry A. Blackmun

16587. The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution’s protection of privacy. – Harry A. Blackmun

16588. It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority. – Harry A. Blackmun

16589. In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently. – Harry A. Blackmun

16590. Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently. – Harry A. Blackmun

16591. Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong. – Harry A. Blackmun

16592. I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. – Harry A. Blackmun

16593. That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution. – William Blackstone

16594. The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island. – William Blackstone

16595. The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights. – William Blackstone

16596. The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind. – William Blackstone

16597. The husband and wife are one, and that one is the husband. – William Blackstone

16598. No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God. – William Blackstone

16599. Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it. – William Blackstone

16600. It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. – William Blackstone

16601. Free men have arms; slaves do not. – William Blackstone

16602. So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community. – William Blackstone

16603. Nothing I do can’t be done by a 10-year-old with 15 years of practice. – Harry Blackstone, Jr.

16604. Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both. – Alice Stone Blackwell

16605. A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent. – Alice Stone Blackwell

16606. Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. – Antoinette Brown Blackwell

16607. We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman’s suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted. – Antoinette Brown Blackwell

16608. The sexes in each species of being… are always true equivalents – equals but not identical. – Antoinette Brown Blackwell

16609. Slavery is malignantly aristocratic. – Antoinette Brown Blackwell

16610. Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16611. I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16612. If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16613. It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16614. The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16615. A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel. – Elizabeth Blackwell

16616. Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars. – Kenneth Blackwell

16617. They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use a punch card system that I tried to change and that bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped. – Kenneth Blackwell

16618. You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet’s nest. – Kenneth Blackwell

16619. We have a system that allows us to manage a free and fair election, free of fraud, free of intimidation, and that’s what we delivered on election day, and we’re very very proud of it. – Kenneth Blackwell

16620. They know, the courts know, the people know that they have no way of changing the results as it affects them. – Kenneth Blackwell

16621. The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted. – Kenneth Blackwell

16622. We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio. – Kenneth Blackwell

16623. Once they ask for a recount, we will provide them with a recount. – Kenneth Blackwell

16624. And I’m very proud of the 50,000 poll workers and election officials who delivered a free and fair election. – Kenneth Blackwell

16625. In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government. – Kenneth Blackwell

16626. And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States, and we have met every test. – Kenneth Blackwell

16627. I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio and welcome your support. – Kenneth Blackwell

16628. I have nothing to do with counting the votes. – Kenneth Blackwell

16629. I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner. – Kenneth Blackwell

16630. The fact of the matter is that they are entitled to request a recount. We’re entitled to give them a recount. – Kenneth Blackwell

16631. I’d hate to be a songwriter starting a career today. – Otis Blackwell

16632. There have been many times when I’ve been asked to appear and I’d say to myself, what am I going to talk about? Early on, when I did interviews, I’d tell everyone, Don’t ask me about dates. I don’t even remember what I did yesterday. – Otis Blackwell

16633. When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff. They’ say they couldn’t do my style. – Otis Blackwell

16634. When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs. – Otis Blackwell

16635. I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on – getting to the artist, getting to the publishers – you know, politics. I just didn’t want to get mixed up in all of that. – Otis Blackwell

16636. I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it. – Otis Blackwell

16637. I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis’ birthday. Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days. – Otis Blackwell

16638. I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I’ve turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it’s time to get back at work. – Otis Blackwell

16639. I like this town, it’s really great. They’ve put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It’s about the kind of music I like. – Otis Blackwell

16640. But the wicked passions of men’s hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm. – Algernon H. Blackwood

16641. His imagination conceived and bore – worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it. – Algernon H. Blackwood

16642. And so with all things: names were vital and important. – Algernon H. Blackwood

16643. And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint. – Algernon H. Blackwood

16644. It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon? – Algernon H. Blackwood

16645. I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read. – Nina Blackwood

16646. I’m a little bit to the left of things anyway. – Nina Blackwood

16647. When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney’s press conference. – Nina Blackwood

16648. We put all these things together into a tangible product that is The Rock N’ Roll Mystery Tour. – Nina Blackwood

16649. The thing that they were more freaked out was that I had done a spread for Playboy years before, and as Playboy always does, they exploit the exploitation and re-release different pictures. – Nina Blackwood

16650. The heyday of video music was the mid 80’s. – Nina Blackwood

16651. The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa. – Nina Blackwood

16652. People that really know me will tell you that I am not a video vixen. – Nina Blackwood

16653. Now that the 90’s are over and more time has gone by, the 80’s sound fresh again. – Nina Blackwood

16654. My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that. – Nina Blackwood

16655. Interviewing people is pretty natural for me. – Nina Blackwood

16656. When you are young your imagination is so clear. – Nina Blackwood

16657. Christopher Guest movies are my top of the line favorites. – Nina Blackwood

16658. I was in the pilot for Spinal Tap before it was a movie. – Nina Blackwood

16659. I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV. – Nina Blackwood

16660. Because I was the blonde, I was promoted as the video vixen. – Nina Blackwood

16661. First of all, you needed a budget to do the video. The record companies would pick and choose who got videos. – Nina Blackwood

16662. I am a curious person and, believe it or not, I really do like to sit back and listen to people’s stories. – Nina Blackwood

16663. I am like the little rock n’ roll backseat driver. – Nina Blackwood

16664. I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already at MTV and it was occupying all my time. – Nina Blackwood

16665. I get real excited when I hear my shows on the radio. – Nina Blackwood

16666. I have two syndicated radio shows though United Stations Radio Network. – Nina Blackwood

16667. Absolute 80’s is three hours of mainstream 80’s music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70’s to the 90’s. – Nina Blackwood

16668. The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent. – Joan Blades

16669. We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition. – Joan Blades

16670. Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail. – Joan Blades

16671. We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do. – Joan Blades

16672. We are mortgaging our future. – Joan Blades

16673. We’ve got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections. That’s appalling. We can do so much better. – Joan Blades

16674. What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it’s the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who’s going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit? – Joan Blades

16675. What we do is not going to be successful unless our members care about it. – Joan Blades

16676. When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative’s or Senator’s offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff. – Joan Blades

16677. Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics. – Joan Blades

16678. When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don’t vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will. – Joan Blades

16679. A book reaches a different crowd of people. There are 50 different stories of very different individuals participating in their communities either locally or nationally in meaningful ways. – Joan Blades

16680. People think of us as an information distributor because that’s how they relate to the Internet. But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions. – Joan Blades

16681. Even though mother’s issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement. – Joan Blades

16682. I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country. – Joan Blades

16683. I have referred to myself as an accidental activist on more than one occasion. – Joan Blades

16684. I’m a mediator by training and inclination. – Joan Blades

16685. It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents’ capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do. – Joan Blades

16686. Most families need both parents to work. Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers. – Joan Blades

16687. Most jobs today are still structured the same way they were 50 years ago, when most families had someone who could stay at home. – Joan Blades

16688. Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about. – Joan Blades

16689. I find it odd that there’s such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions. – Joan Blades

16690. Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in ’69. – Ruben Blades

16691. So that when I came to New York again, it was, I’m not too sure right now, but it was ’74 or ’75. I went to Miami in ’74 and then I came to New York, I think, at the end of ’74. – Ruben Blades

16692. Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation. – Ruben Blades

16693. So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama. – Ruben Blades

16694. So I went to Miami in ’74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn’t have any money to begin with. – Ruben Blades

16695. So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America. – Ruben Blades

16696. So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer, I figured I’m not going to be a lawyer under a military regime. – Ruben Blades

16697. So that when I came from Panama… my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami. – Ruben Blades

16698. The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city. – Ruben Blades

16699. There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything. – Ruben Blades

16700. They’re making a ton of money, and no one is getting a nickel. – Ruben Blades

16701. We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn’t dance, they listened. – Ruben Blades

16702. People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being. – Ruben Blades

16703. What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another. – Ruben Blades

16704. In those days the big U.S. labels didn’t have any particular interest in the Latin market. – Ruben Blades

16705. You know, it was uncomfortable doing the same thing. I don’t like a rut. – Ruben Blades

16706. What I do not accept is the fact that so many people’s talents were ripped off. – Ruben Blades

16707. I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band. – Ruben Blades

16708. A lot of times you’re just conditioned by what’s around you. – Ruben Blades

16709. And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all day. – Ruben Blades

16710. And, he’d seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez. – Ruben Blades

16711. Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music. – Ruben Blades

16712. It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985. – Ruben Blades

16713. Every band had their own distinctive sound, but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models. – Ruben Blades

16714. It’s almost as if people think that in Latin America we’re not hip to what’s happening here. – Ruben Blades

16715. I didn’t do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don’t have any story of drugs, you know, to speak of. Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and then I wasn’t interested in the people around the drugs. – Ruben Blades

16716. I think in New York we had respect and we would pretty much fill up the places where we went, but I never got the sense that we really were Number 1 here in New York among the Latin crowds. – Ruben Blades

16717. I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance. – Ruben Blades

16718. I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang. – Ruben Blades

16719. I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe. – Ruben Blades

16720. I was the first person to come into New York with a Latin American point of view which was also very much influenced by political happenings in Latin America. – Ruben Blades

16721. It doesn’t make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law. – Ruben Blades

16722. But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood. – Ruben Blades

16723. A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area’s workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today’s global economy. – Rod Blagojevich

16724. One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it’s hard to keep track of them. – Rod Blagojevich

16725. Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy. – Rod Blagojevich

16726. Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children? – Rod Blagojevich

16727. Parents don’t need government to raise their kids. That’s their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to. – Rod Blagojevich

16728. Our children’s health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community. – Rod Blagojevich

16729. Kids today are technologically sophisticated. In many families, they are far ahead of their parents. – Rod Blagojevich

16730. I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education. – Rod Blagojevich

16731. Health care is not a privilege. It’s a right. It’s a right as fundamental as civil rights. It’s a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education. – Rod Blagojevich

16732. Ask any woman and she’ll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do. – Rod Blagojevich

16733. For the same reason we don’t allow kids to buy pornography, for the same reason we don’t allow kids to buy cigarettes, for the same reason we don’t allow kids to buy alcohol, we shouldn’t allow them to go to stores and buy video games. – Rod Blagojevich

16734. Let’s put aside the politics and trust the people. Let’s embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we’re doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois. – Rod Blagojevich

16735. You put high heels on and you change. – Manolo Blahnik

16736. About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs. – Manolo Blahnik

16737. My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet. – Manolo Blahnik

16738. We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe. – David Blaine

16739. My only fear is the unknown. – David Blaine

16740. In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds. – David Blaine

16741. I just believe that the feeling of wonder is amazing. I am pushing myself as far as I can humanly push myself… I can only hope for the best and expect the worse. – David Blaine

16742. I have not had time to reflect on my own truths in many years. – David Blaine

16743. As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini. – David Blaine

16744. I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. – David Blaine

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16745. No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal. – Bonnie Blair

16746. The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things. – Bonnie Blair

16747. I’m definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun. – Bonnie Blair

16748. I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals. – Bonnie Blair

16749. My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you’re serious, and I’ve always liked it. – Bonnie Blair

16750. Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before. – Bonnie Blair

16751. High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa’ida organization that was attacking this country. – Dennis C. Blair

16752. I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given. – Dennis C. Blair

16753. The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security. – Dennis C. Blair

16754. The information gained from these techniques was valuable in some instances, but there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means. – Dennis C. Blair

16755. Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. – Gary Ryan Blair

16756. Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them. – Gary Ryan Blair

16757. Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past. – Gary Ryan Blair

16758. You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions. – Gary Ryan Blair

16759. We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it! – Gary Ryan Blair

16760. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. – Gary Ryan Blair

16761. Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. – Gary Ryan Blair

16762. Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. – Gary Ryan Blair

16763. Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. – Gary Ryan Blair

16764. Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked. – Gary Ryan Blair

16765. Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character. – Gary Ryan Blair

16766. Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties. – Hugh Blair

16767. The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible. – Hugh Blair

16768. What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it. – Hugh Blair

16769. Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner. – Hugh Blair

16770. Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man. – Hugh Blair

16771. I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism. – Jayson Blair

16772. If they’re all so brilliant and I’m such an affirmative-action hire, how come they didn’t catch me? – Jayson Blair

16773. The psychology of brutality was worse than the beatings. – John Blair

16774. We can’t fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we’re serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally. – John Blair

16775. This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block. – John Blair

16776. Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops. – John Blair

16777. It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe. – John Blair

16778. Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in. – John Blair

16779. I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food. – John Blair

16780. I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers. – John Blair

16781. We can’t afford to go down the dead end roads of Parliamentary Socialism or Fascistic Bolshevism. – John Blair

16782. I’ve lived through what seems to most – and myself – many lives. – Linda Blair

16783. People always joke that “dog” spells “god” backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test. – Linda Blair

16784. When I was 13 I asked my mother if it was possible for this to end – I’d had enough of it. And that was right about the time that we got a call for “The Exorcist” interview. – Linda Blair

16785. To ignore one’s spiritual self is unsettling, to say the least. That’s a very profound outlook on it. – Linda Blair

16786. There was a golden retriever who saved countless lives on September 11 by going back in to find people. His companion was in a wheelchair. He got him out and kept going back in to save others. – Linda Blair

16787. The Exorcist has been a very interesting cross to bear. – Linda Blair

16788. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test. – Linda Blair

16789. One of the reasons I don’t have kids is because I think people would have been very unfair to them. Think of it. You’re still asking me questions about The Exorcist. – Linda Blair

16790. Of all the projects I’ve worked on, I’ve never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he’s a genius. – Linda Blair

16791. Kids shouldn’t see all the violence they do these days. But the industry just doesn’t care. – Linda Blair

16792. If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn’t be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important. – Linda Blair

16793. I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That’s why I got into fostering and adopting animals out. – Linda Blair

16794. It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind. – Linda Blair

16795. Its visits, like those of angels, short, and far between. – Robert Blair

16796. Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance. – Robert Blair

16797. When it draws near to witching time of night. – Robert Blair

16798. The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou’rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness. – Robert Blair

16799. Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature. – Robert Blair

16800. Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society. – Robert Blair

16801. Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious. – Robert Blair

16802. Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay. – Robert Blair

16803. How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt. – Robert Blair

16804. God knows, I never want to hurt someone’s feelings. – Selma Blair

16805. I don’t wanna play Karen. I just don’t. I’ve kind of done this. – Selma Blair

16806. I was a smoker for about 20 years. – Selma Blair

16807. My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn’t get any better than Spock. – Selma Blair

16808. We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world. – Tony Blair

16809. Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her. – Tony Blair

16810. Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government. – Tony Blair

16811. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. – Tony Blair

16812. The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction – chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability – that threat is real. – Tony Blair

16813. There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must. – Tony Blair

16814. There is no way you’re going to have an event like 9/11 and expect things to remain the same. They killed 3,000 people in New York on that day, and if they could have they would’ve killed 300,000. – Tony Blair

16815. Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war. – Tony Blair

16816. Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline. – Tony Blair

16817. I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides. – Tony Blair

16818. You only require two things in life: your sanity and your wife. – Tony Blair

16819. This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. – Tony Blair

16820. Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. – Tony Blair

16821. It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose. – Tony Blair

16822. I would’ve loved to have been in a band, but sadly I just wasn’t good enough. – Tony Blair

16823. I may find Saddam Hussein’s regime abhorrent – any normal person would – but the survival of it is in his hands. – Tony Blair

16824. I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated. – Tony Blair

16825. I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. – Tony Blair

16826. I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament. – Tony Blair

16827. I can only go one way. I’ve not got a reverse gear. – Tony Blair

16828. However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice. – Tony Blair

16829. Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is… everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will. – Tony Blair

16830. In Downing Street they called me ‘Boss’. Civil servants would always call me ‘Prime Minister’. – Tony Blair

16831. The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals. – Edward Blake

16832. As far as I can judge, not much good can be done without disturbing something or somebody. – Edward Blake

16833. I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border. – Edward Blake

16834. I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention. – Edward Blake

16835. Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody. – Eubie Blake

16836. I don’t have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they’re all right for me. – Eubie Blake

16837. If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. – Eubie Blake

16838. Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion. – Eubie Blake

16839. I came to the conclusion that the very best thing for Rosie, from the time she was 2 weeks old, was for us to get married. – Robert Blake

16840. What are they going to do to me that they haven’t done already? They took away my entire past. They took away my entire future. What’s left for them to take? – Robert Blake

16841. The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted. – Robert Blake

16842. Right now, I’m worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, ‘Uncle Sam, I’m going to pay you 25 grand a month.’ – Robert Blake

16843. I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized. – Robert Blake

16844. Don’t give it to the audience; leave it to the audience. – Robert Blake

16845. I’m a human being, I’m not a machine. I’m 72. I’m dyslexic. – Robert Blake

16846. We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal with the silent majority. Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every week who have never before been involved in politics. – Steve Blake

16847. We have to withdraw from this undemocratic institution and ensure that these people no longer have any influence on British affairs. We would like to see other European nations do the same thing. I think that will happen. – Steve Blake

16848. We have views on social issues that may seem to some that we are hard-line Tories. However our economics policies and our opposition to the process called globalisation could be considered by some to place us on the far-left of conventional politics. – Steve Blake

16849. We have to make it clear that one, two or even three BNP MEPs elected to Brussels will have very little effect on the workings of the Parliament and the Commission. – Steve Blake

16850. Today a racist is synonymous with race hatred. Hating someone is a pretty unpleasant thing and few people are capable of hating others. Long-term hatred is a pathological disorder. – Steve Blake

16851. I fell in love with Scotland and made good friends here, so I stayed after graduating with Honours in Chemistry. – Steve Blake

16852. I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for. – Steve Blake

16853. We embrace policies that have, first and foremost, the continued survival of the British people at their core, and in that respect I think we are beyond left and right. – Steve Blake

16854. Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU. – Steve Blake

16855. The eye altering, alters all. – William Blake

16856. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. – William Blake

16857. The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. – William Blake

16858. The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

16859. The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled. – William Blake

16860. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. – William Blake

16861. The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist. – William Blake

16862. The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. – William Blake

16863. The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. – William Blake

16864. The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. – William Blake

16865. Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish. – William Blake

16866. The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. – William Blake

16867. The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does. – William Blake

16868. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake

16869. That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians. – William Blake

16870. Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. – William Blake

16871. Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion. – William Blake

16872. The true method of knowledge is experiment. – William Blake

16873. What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. – William Blake

16874. The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose. – William Blake

16875. What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride! – William Blake

16876. You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. – William Blake

16877. You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. – William Blake

16878. Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. – William Blake

16879. Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. – William Blake

16880. When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. – William Blake

16881. When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. – William Blake

16882. What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. – William Blake

16883. Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief s. – William Blake

16884. Opposition is true friendship. – William Blake

16885. The weak in courage is strong in cunning. – William Blake

16886. Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief? – William Blake

16887. Travelers repose and dream among my leaves. – William Blake

16888. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. – William Blake

16889. To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. – William Blake

16890. To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. – William Blake

16891. To generalize is to be an idiot. – William Blake

16892. Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. – William Blake

16893. Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. – William Blake

16894. What is now proved was once only imagined. – William Blake

16895. Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white. – William Blake

16896. Great things are done when men and mountains meet. – William Blake

16897. Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. – William Blake

16898. For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. – William Blake

16899. Exuberance is beauty. – William Blake

16900. Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. – William Blake

16901. Every harlot was a virgin once. – William Blake

16902. Eternity is in love with the productions of time. – William Blake

16903. He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. – William Blake

16904. Christ’s crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals. – William Blake

16905. Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire. – William Blake

16906. One thought fills immensity. – William Blake

16907. As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers. – William Blake

16908. Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction. – William Blake

16909. Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. – William Blake

16910. Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. – William Blake

16911. Active Evil is better than Passive Good. – William Blake

16912. A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. – William Blake

16913. A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. – William Blake

16914. Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. – William Blake

16915. If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out. – William Blake

16916. Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. – William Blake

16917. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake

16918. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age. – William Blake

16919. Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair. – William Blake

16920. Lives in eternity’s sun rise. – William Blake

16921. It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only. – William Blake

16922. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. – William Blake

16923. In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. – William Blake

16924. He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. – William Blake

16925. Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. – William Blake

16926. If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. – William Blake

16927. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. – William Blake

16928. If a thing loves, it is infinite. – William Blake

16929. I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. – William Blake

16930. I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. – William Blake

16931. I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee! – William Blake

16932. I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. – William Blake

16933. He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. – William Blake

16934. He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars. – William Blake

16935. It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home. – Mary Kay Blakely

16936. Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, ‘Why isn’t life turning out the way we want it?’ – Mary Kay Blakely

16937. The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years. – Mary Kay Blakely

16938. A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium. – Mary Kay Blakely

16939. Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. – Mary Kay Blakely

16940. Our humor turns our anger into a fine art. – Mary Kay Blakely

16941. For every expert that says humans are the cause of “climate change” there are 10 more who say we aren’t. – Bradley A. Blakeman

16942. The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda. – Bradley A. Blakeman

16943. We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad. – Bradley A. Blakeman

16944. You can’t seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues – you can’t seperate it. Because that’s where it all started, and that’s where it all come from – that’s where I learned to keep rhythm – in church. – Art Blakey

16945. A name doesn’t make the music. It’s just called that to differentiate it from other types of music. – Art Blakey

16946. Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America, no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa. – Art Blakey

16947. Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life. – Art Blakey

16948. Music washes away the dust of every day life. – Art Blakey

16949. What ever truth drops on it eventually grinds to a powder. – Art Blakey

16950. The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There’s nothing more powerful than that. – Jolene Blalock

16951. Surfing is such an amazing concept. You’re taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, ‘I’m gonna ride you!’ And a lot of times Nature says, ‘No you’re not!’ and crashes you to the bottom. – Jolene Blalock

16952. Spock was the sex symbol. A lot of people think it was Kirk. But, no, it was really Spock. – Jolene Blalock

16953. I think my parents where high when they named me. – Jolene Blalock

16954. It’s diamonds in your pockets one week, macaroni and cheese the next. – Jolene Blalock

16955. Let each produce according to his aptitudes and his force; let each consume according to his need. – Louis Blanc

16956. That’s all folks! – Mel Blanc

16957. In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people… they no longer can lead solely based on positional power. – Ken Blanchard

16958. The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization. – Ken Blanchard

16959. Too many leaders act as if the sheep… their people… are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep. – Ken Blanchard

16960. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. – Ken Blanchard

16961. People who produce good results feel good about themselves. – Ken Blanchard

16962. I never use notes, they interfere with me. – Ken Blanchard

16963. I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. – Ken Blanchard

16964. For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio. – Ken Blanchard

16965. Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle. – Ken Blanchard

16966. Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard

16967. Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian. – Rachel Blanchard

16968. The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters. – Rachel Blanchard

16969. I think it’s more important to be fit so that you can be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body. – Rachel Blanchard

16970. I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I’m always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don’t understand the attraction. – Cate Blanchett

16971. If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously. – Cate Blanchett

16972. You can’t be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it’s not a concern of mine. – Cate Blanchett

16973. Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them. – Cate Blanchett

16974. Look, it’s one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I’m vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don’t know. – Cate Blanchett

16975. It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work. For me, it’s a natural thing. – Cate Blanchett

16976. It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career. – Cate Blanchett

16977. You know you’ve made it when you’ve been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls – it’s a bit scary, actually. – Cate Blanchett

16978. If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state. – Cate Blanchett

16979. I think that’s what I love about my life. There’s no maniacal master plan. It’s just unfolding before me. – Cate Blanchett

16980. I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it. – Cate Blanchett

16981. I feel like I’ve been marinated in Australian theatre. – Cate Blanchett

16982. I don’t have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You’d be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees – I think a lot of it’s imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now? – Cate Blanchett

16983. Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That’s not what life’s about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you’re overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them? – Cate Blanchett

16984. I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset. – Cate Blanchett

16985. Everything in our favour was against us. – Danny Blanchflower

16986. A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it. – Maurice Blanchot

16987. Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud. – Maurice Blanchot

16988. When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help. – Kathleen Blanco

16989. When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers. – Kathleen Blanco

16990. We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It’s just heartbreaking. – Kathleen Blanco

16991. We didn’t lose as many lives as had been predicted although we’re still in the process of finding those we lost. – Kathleen Blanco

16992. Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty. – Kathleen Blanco

16993. The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It’s just totally overwhelming. – Kathleen Blanco

16994. Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty. – Kathleen Blanco

16995. My values, our values, aren’t about pointing fingers. They are about offering a helping hand. – Kathleen Blanco

16996. Let me be clear – I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice – including the elderly and persons with disabilities – and their families – who rely on the state for their care. – Kathleen Blanco

16997. I care for you. I want to make life safer and better for you. – Kathleen Blanco

16998. God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor. – Kathleen Blanco

16999. At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility. – Kathleen Blanco

17000. I know that government doesn’t have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution. – Kathleen Blanco

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