180000 famous quotes part 172 – 171001 to 172000

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180000 famous quotes part 172 – 171001 to 172000

171001. It’s been years and years and years I’ve been playing the drums, and they’re still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum. – Charlie Watts

171002. Mick’s not good on his own problems, but he’s very good at other people’s. He’s been wonderful over the years. I don’t mean I ring him up every week, but he’s fantastic. – Charlie Watts

171003. People say I play real loud. I don’t, actually. I’m recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that’s part of the illusion really. I can’t play loud. – Charlie Watts

171004. I didn’t know what the hell Charlie Parker was playing… I just liked the way he played. – Charlie Watts

171005. I think it’s an awful drink, to be honest with you. – Charlie Watts

171006. Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that. – Charlie Watts

171007. When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything. – Charlie Watts

171008. You’d imagine Mick would be the happiest person in the world, and yet a lot of the times he isn’t. – Charlie Watts

171009. You need better technique than I have to play jazz, but what you have to do is the same thing, isn’t it? – Charlie Watts

171010. The world of this is a load of crap. You get all these bloody people, so incredibly sycophantic. – Charlie Watts

171011. Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken. – Charlie Watts

171012. To be able to play as slow as Al Jackson is almost impossible. – Charlie Watts

171013. When I was a kid I never learned to play. I actually got in bands through watching people play and copying them. – Charlie Watts

171014. We always work at least a month to six weeks before we go on the road, usually for something like eight to 12 hours a night. It took six weeks to do it this time. We just play virtually everything we know. – Charlie Watts

171015. ‘Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again. – Isaac Watts

171016. I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great. – Isaac Watts

171017. For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do. – Isaac Watts

171018. Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. – Isaac Watts

171019. Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession. – Isaac Watts

171020. Acquire a government over your ideas, that they may come down when they are called, and depart when they are bidden. – Isaac Watts

171021. Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance. – Isaac Watts

171022. Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks. – Isaac Watts

171023. Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught. – J. C. Watts

171024. Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking. – J. C. Watts

171025. Good policy makes good politics and what I’ve done has been good politics. – J. C. Watts

171026. If you are explaining, you are losing. – J. C. Watts

171027. There’s a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all ends by 40. I hope to be able to defy that because I truly love my work. – Naomi Watts

171028. I had gotten to a place where I truly believed everything I was called: ‘not sexy,’ ‘not funny,’ ‘too intense,’ desperate.’ All those labels they gave me, I took them because there wasn’t a trace of my true self left. – Naomi Watts

171029. I always love being in the company of women. It’s all about good conversation and great wine. – Naomi Watts

171030. I find myself gravitating towards drama. It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it’s always the darker stuff. – Naomi Watts

171031. On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn’t come naturally. It’s all necessary stuff I suppose but it’s not my strength. – Naomi Watts

171032. You won’t find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don’t speak to me. People don’t come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I’m this dark, twisted, miserable person. – Naomi Watts

171033. When I had dark hair I definitely felt that I was more anonymous. – Naomi Watts

171034. We’re so afraid of death in our culture, but I think if we understand it better, then we’ll appreciate the life we have more. – Naomi Watts

171035. Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working. Certainly now the roles couldn’t be more interesting – playing mothers, divorcees. I think it’s going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets. – Naomi Watts

171036. There’s a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they’re wearing. I’m not gonna act all ashamed of it. – Naomi Watts

171037. The biggest place I look for validation is from my mother. That’s the little girl in me that will never grow up. – Naomi Watts

171038. There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different – I love L.A.! – Naomi Watts

171039. Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering. – Naomi Watts

171040. I’m a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother’s group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I’m a woman’s woman. I never understood women who don’t have woman friends. – Naomi Watts

171041. Oh, I’m definitely a wild child. – Naomi Watts

171042. Mum put me in drama classes when I was about 14. I’d been going on about it for some time, so maybe it was a way to shut me up. – Naomi Watts

171043. It’s always nerve-racking to take off your clothes on film. But doing it with a woman felt safer than with a man. You know you can say, ‘Don’t grab me there: That’s where my cellulite is’! – Naomi Watts

171044. It was total naivety that got me to Hollywood. I thought it was going to happen straight away. I told myself ‘give it 5 years, there’s no way I’ll be here after that if it doesn’t happen’. Cut to ten years later! – Naomi Watts

171045. If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I’ll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will. – Naomi Watts

171046. I’m not this dark, twisted person. Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them. It gets them out – and better out than in. – Naomi Watts

171047. That’s one of the lucky things about getting the success later on. I know how I want to dress, I know what kind of house I want to live in, I just know more about myself, and that’s true about the roles I want to play and what parts of myself I want to express. You’re just more in touch with yourself. – Naomi Watts

171048. You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have. – Naomi Watts

171049. This is the secret of propaganda: To totally saturate the person, whom the propaganda wants to lay hold of, with the ideas of the propaganda, without him even noticing that he is being saturated. – Paul Watzlawick

171050. Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times, passages can be found in which the level of representation is interrupted by references to the spectators or to the fictive nature of the play. – Paul Watzlawick

171051. In other words, what is supposedly found is an invention whose inventor is unaware of his act of invention, who considers it as something that exists independently of him; the invention then becomes the basis of his world view and actions. – Paul Watzlawick

171052. It is difficult to imagine how any behavior in the presence of another person can avoid being a communication of one’s own view of the nature of one’s relationship with that person and how it can fail to influence that person. – Paul Watzlawick

171053. Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge in which knowledge does not reflect an ‘objective’ ontological reality. – Paul Watzlawick

171054. The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions. – Paul Watzlawick

171055. The counterpart of the suicide is the seeker; but the difference between them is slight. – Paul Watzlawick

171056. The suicide arrives at the conclusion that what he is seeking does not exist; the seeker concludes that what he has not yet looked in the right place. – Paul Watzlawick

171057. A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own ‘accuracy.’ – Paul Watzlawick

171058. A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success. – Alec Waugh

171059. I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate, but think what it does for the soul. – Alec Waugh

171060. Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech. – Auberon Waugh

171061. Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore. – Auberon Waugh

171062. Looking back at all the people I have insulted, I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist. – Auberon Waugh

171063. The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. – Evelyn Waugh

171064. Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything. – Evelyn Waugh

171065. What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen? – Evelyn Waugh

171066. You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course. – Evelyn Waugh

171067. We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school. – Evelyn Waugh

171068. We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. – Evelyn Waugh

171069. There is a species of person called a ‘Modern Churchman’ who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief. – Evelyn Waugh

171070. There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances. – Evelyn Waugh

171071. The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up. – Evelyn Waugh

171072. When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them. – Evelyn Waugh

171073. We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit. – Evelyn Waugh

171074. It is a curious thing… that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. – Evelyn Waugh

171075. Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases. – Evelyn Waugh

171076. Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. – Evelyn Waugh

171077. Other nations use ‘force’; we Britons alone use ‘Might’. – Evelyn Waugh

171078. One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. – Evelyn Waugh

171079. Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now. – Evelyn Waugh

171080. News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. And it’s only news until he’s read it. After that it’s dead. – Evelyn Waugh

171081. Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in “Old Maid”; the player who is finally left with it has lost. – Evelyn Waugh

171082. Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. – Evelyn Waugh

171083. Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth. – Evelyn Waugh

171084. Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic. – Evelyn Waugh

171085. My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally. – Evelyn Waugh

171086. Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom. – Evelyn Waugh

171087. I haven’t been to sleep for over a year. That’s why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn’t sleep. – Evelyn Waugh

171088. All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I’d sooner go to my dentist any day. – Evelyn Waugh

171089. Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression. – Evelyn Waugh

171090. Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. – Evelyn Waugh

171091. I put the words down and push them a bit. – Evelyn Waugh

171092. I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners. – Evelyn Waugh

171093. If we can’t stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside. – Evelyn Waugh

171094. In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. – Evelyn Waugh

171095. He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich. – Evelyn Waugh

171096. Don’t hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them. – Evelyn Waugh

171097. Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching. – Steve Waugh

171098. I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years. – Steve Waugh

171099. It doesn’t matter how pretty you look it’s how many runs you get. – Steve Waugh

171100. It’s a hard life as a professional cricketer. It’s not as easy as everyone makes out. To survive you need a tough hide. – Steve Waugh

171101. Money does not motivate me as long as I can provide for my children. – Steve Waugh

171102. You’ve got to have dreams to keep you going. – Steve Waugh

171103. I don’t like waiting in airports for my bags. Even worse, I don’t like waiting in airports when my bags are lost. – Steve Waugh

171104. No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one. – Archibald Wavell

171105. Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied. – Ruby Wax

171106. College atheletes used to get a degree in bringing your pencil. – Ruby Wax

171107. I knew nothing about football, then someone showed me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be. He is divine. When I met him I could barely speak, he was so gorgeous. Women will love that show. – Ruby Wax

171108. You have to be great friends and make each other laugh. We laugh a lot and neither is jealous of the other. – Ruby Wax

171109. Some interviewees you make friends with and some you don’t. – Ruby Wax

171110. Nannies love working in our house because they never know who’s gonna walk through the door. – Ruby Wax

171111. Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me. – Ruby Wax

171112. Like any working mother I find it hard to have a social life. But my kids are so well adjusted. There isn’t a brat bone in their body so I haven’t done anything that bad. – Ruby Wax

171113. I’ve told so many lies about my age I don’t know how old I am myself. – Ruby Wax

171114. I’m lucky not to have a nine-to-five job. – Ruby Wax

171115. I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television is that they don’t employ old people or fat people. – Ruby Wax

171116. I don’t combine proteins and carbohydrates. – Ruby Wax

171117. I am lucky to have good Polish skin that doesn’t wrinkle so I might be around for a few years yet. – Ruby Wax

171118. I can’t do anything too serious like Saddam Hussein, but I would like to do Bill Clinton. That’d be fun. – Ruby Wax

171119. I’m a misplaced American, but don’t know where I was misplaced. – Ruby Wax

171120. I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting for our mom to come home. – Ruby Wax

171121. What we now have in Iraq is a defeat. – Henry Waxman

171122. The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. – Henry Waxman

171123. Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do. – Henry Waxman

171124. Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience. – Henry Waxman

171125. Americans are sick and tired of political gamesmanship. – Henry Waxman

171126. I don’t think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building. – Gerard Way

171127. So many people treat you like you’re a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window. – Gerard Way

171128. I’d rather be a creature of the night than an old dude. – Gerard Way

171129. Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic’s best friend! – Gerard Way

171130. I’m not psycho… I just like psychotic things. – Gerard Way

171131. And my marriage was perfect when I wasn’t famous. – Damon Wayans

171132. We have four beautiful children and some wonderful memories. – Damon Wayans

171133. This town was built on nepotism. – Damon Wayans

171134. The show has become my therapy. – Damon Wayans

171135. The less food, the more time to talk, the more to talk about. – Damon Wayans

171136. Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light. – Damon Wayans

171137. Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you’re the one who stops yourself. – Damon Wayans

171138. My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up. – Damon Wayans

171139. My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone. – Damon Wayans

171140. My father is a Jehovah’s Witness, and he raised us under a very strict hand. – Damon Wayans

171141. I was 12 years old when I had my first job, delivering packages. – Damon Wayans

171142. I never thought about being famous. – Damon Wayans

171143. Being a celebrity, I don’t even have to talk. – Damon Wayans

171144. And for my family, comedically, that was the key to a lot of the humor. – Damon Wayans

171145. But my kids, my brothers’ kids – they think about trying to top what we did. – Damon Wayans

171146. You can kind of feel when things are going to work out. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171147. Just making a good movie is hard to do. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171148. It’s the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171149. I’m not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I’m much more of a thinker. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171150. It’s rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn’t respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171151. In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171152. All I need is a camera and I’ll make things happen. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171153. You just can’t make any movie and it will be good now. This is a really a difficult time to be in films. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171154. Slot machines are like crack for old people. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171155. The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171156. There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171157. This is really a difficult time to be in films. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171158. We do nods to Charlie’s Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171159. We’ve seen so many films now, that you have to be on par with the best films that have preceded you. You just can’t make any movie and it will be good. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171160. I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they’re in the screen. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171161. I’m just calm under fire. I’m not intimidating at all. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171162. I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171163. I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171164. I put the cameras on her and told her to be obnoxious as she could possibly could be. She was. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171165. I put heavy emphasis on the characters. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171166. I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn’t really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171167. We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171168. I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171169. My brothers can be a little out of control sometimes and so somebody has to be able to keep them focused. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171170. I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171171. You never really know until you put the movie in front of an audience. I am a big advocate of screenings, which are getting harder and harder to do nowadays. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171172. I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171173. Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171174. You do what it takes. It was on me to deliver. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171175. I like to have fun and be funny, but I’m much more of a thinker. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

171176. We like writing with each other; it’s fun. – Shawn Wayans

171177. A lot of the jokes had some build-up to some nasty stuff. But most of it was all character situations leading to what the ultimate payoff would be for that character. – Shawn Wayans

171178. For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there’s a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That’s how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard. – Shawn Wayans

171179. We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross. – Shawn Wayans

171180. We did a lot of press for the last film and now for this one. We don’t rest on our laurels. – Shawn Wayans

171181. We definitely have our finger on the pulse. You have to keep up. We decide what to watch by what’s funny. – Shawn Wayans

171182. We all write, but the script is a blueprint. We can lose whole scenes when we’re shooting. – Shawn Wayans

171183. They’ll say, That’s funny, but you can’t do that on TV. – Shawn Wayans

171184. There were challenges with production because of the special effects. There are just some things that, although written, special effects just isn’t able to do. – Shawn Wayans

171185. Now we have to hit them from a different angle. – Shawn Wayans

171186. Women don’t like advice. They don’t want you to fix their problems, they just want you to listen. – Shawn Wayans

171187. I knew when I was 6. I just knew it; I didn’t care about nothing else. If I didn’t make it in this world, I would probably be homeless. I gave myself that little to fall back on. – Shawn Wayans

171188. Any time something does that well, you gotta follow up. – Shawn Wayans

171189. We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we’re just carrying the torch. – Shawn Wayans

171190. We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we’re going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience. – Shawn Wayans

171191. You have to step up to the plate, and then hit one out of the park. – Shawn Wayans

171192. You lose your privacy, and sometimes, people don’t see you as human. – Shawn Wayans

171193. If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke. – Shawn Wayans

171194. Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a total defeat the next Action; which is at no great distance. – Anthony Wayne

171195. Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free. – Anthony Wayne

171196. I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot. – Anthony Wayne

171197. Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell. – Anthony Wayne

171198. Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid. – John Wayne

171199. Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

171200. Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

171201. Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. – John Wayne

171202. Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. – John Wayne

171203. If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow. – John Wayne

171204. If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’ – John Wayne

171205. I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. – John Wayne

171206. Get off your horse and drink your milk. – John Wayne

171207. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

171208. Get off your butt and join the Marines! – John Wayne

171209. My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it. – George Weah

171210. I am always successful in my work. – George Weah

171211. My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots. – George Weah

171212. They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people. – George Weah

171213. I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country. – George Weah

171214. I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there’s no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot. – George Weah

171215. I haven’t really forgotten what it’s like to be a teenager and how much it sucked. – Ben Weasel

171216. If we were driving pure hydrogen automobiles, that automobile would actually help clean up the air because the air coming out of the exhaust would be cleaner than the air going into the engine intake. – Dennis Weaver

171217. When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done! – Dennis Weaver

171218. When I was a kid, we never heard of smog, ozone depletion, acid rain, green house gasses. – Dennis Weaver

171219. Whatever we’ll be forced to do later, we should be doing now. – Dennis Weaver

171220. We’re the only species that have crapped up the planet and the only species that can clean it up. – Dennis Weaver

171221. We should be able to support our own economy within our own borders. – Dennis Weaver

171222. We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. – Dennis Weaver

171223. War is usually fought over diminishing resources, particulary those that we perceive to be extremely valuable. – Dennis Weaver

171224. The people of the future will say, meat-eaters in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism. – Dennis Weaver

171225. Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. – Dennis Weaver

171226. It’s not an if – we’re going to have to change. Oil is simply going to be gone. – Dennis Weaver

171227. If you don’t generate tension in the film to begin with… you can’t really make a purse out of a sow’s ear, you know. – Dennis Weaver

171228. If we had a hydrogen economy worldwide, every nation on earth could create its own energy source to support its economy, and the threat of war over diminishing resources would just evaporate. – Dennis Weaver

171229. I feel responsible; I feel I’ve got to do something that will leave the kids a place where they can live healthy, safe, productive, creative and prosperous lives. – Dennis Weaver

171230. Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you’re not acting on a series, you don’t get the ability to communicate to people. – Dennis Weaver

171231. Changing mass consciousness is an individual responsibility. – Dennis Weaver

171232. Business must be the solution, not the problem. – Dennis Weaver

171233. Business has to change the way it does business, or we will make no significant changes in the way we relate to the earth. – Dennis Weaver

171234. The earth is a tremendous gift. There is nothing else like it in the known universe. I want to leave it the way I found it. – Dennis Weaver

171235. It’s fun to be a little bit different in the world, to make a few new trails of your own. – Dennis Weaver

171236. The premise is simple: One economy and one environment, and they’re interdependent. – Dennis Weaver

171237. A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. – Earl Weaver

171238. A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don’t know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me. – Earl Weaver

171239. Coaches are an integral part of any manager’s team, especially if they are good pinochle players. – Earl Weaver

171240. Momentum? Momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher. – Earl Weaver

171241. I think there should be bad blood between all clubs. – Earl Weaver

171242. I think the National League has better biorhythms in July. – Earl Weaver

171243. Don’t worry, the fans don’t start booing until July. – Earl Weaver

171244. Nobody likes to hear it, because it’s dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same – pitching. – Earl Weaver

171245. You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all. – Earl Weaver

171246. In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game. – Earl Weaver

171247. You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents. – Earl Weaver

171248. This ain’t a football game, we do this every day. – Earl Weaver

171249. The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field. – Earl Weaver

171250. The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. – Earl Weaver

171251. The key step for an infielder is the first one, to the left or right, but before the ball is hit. – Earl Weaver

171252. The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won’t hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game. – Earl Weaver

171253. On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived.’ – Earl Weaver

171254. I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn’t going to win any more games by being anything else. – Earl Weaver

171255. No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March. – Earl Weaver

171256. She had in mind a different kind of looking person, because his appearance is not at all like mine. – Fritz Weaver

171257. The performance of a lifetime is the perfect thing to be doing at this age because I can use the age. – Fritz Weaver

171258. This friend of mine said he was surprised to find that – I don’t think it’s quite a majority – a bigger percentage of actors are introverts than extroverts. It was a big surprise to him. Now, I know me, and I’ll do anything if I’m playing a character. Or anything that’s true to the character, anyway. But in real life I’m a little more withdrawn. – Jackie Weaver

171259. Everything the Coen brothers do is brilliant. – Jackie Weaver

171260. I believe in sex on a first date. Otherwise, how do you know if a second date is worth the effort? – Jackie Weaver

171261. I live for my work, apart from my family who come first. And I live to tell stories and pretend to be other people, it’s something I’ve been doing since I was 3 years old. Maybe it’s because I’m intrinsically bored with myself, and I find other people more interesting. – Jackie Weaver

171262. I love getting presents. And awards. I’d do whatever they told me to do. – Jackie Weaver

171263. I’d love to be a voice in ‘Toy Story 4.’ – Jackie Weaver

171264. I’m always shy when I meet people I admire so I wouldn’t be able to say anything rather than, ‘How do you do? Love you! Bye!’ – Jackie Weaver

171265. It wasn’t on my agenda, but the thing about getting important awards is it makes the adventure of your career have a little more possibility. I think just what’s happened so far is already making the opportunities more interesting, even though I’m at the twilight of my career of like 48 years. – Jackie Weaver

171266. No, I’m so well-known at home I think they think of me like a piece of comfortable furniture that’s always been around that they’re not going to throw out. – Jackie Weaver

171267. ‘Promiscuous’ implies that I’m not choosy. In fact I’m very choosy. I just happen to have had a lot of choices. – Jackie Weaver

171268. Essentially, we can once again have the whole American public know that any time in the weekend they need not be alone and they don’t have to sit there watching the television set – they can turn this service on and in will come the flow. – Pat Weaver

171269. I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood’s movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth. – Sigourney Weaver

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171270. As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me. Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde. – Sigourney Weaver

171271. I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it’s maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else. – Sigourney Weaver

171272. I don’t really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything. – Sigourney Weaver

171273. I don’t want to leave New York and leave my family. I don’t like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it’s kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense. – Sigourney Weaver

171274. I just feel that getting out there physically and protecting New York, putting my arms around everyone and protecting them… to see this happen to our city and our community. – Sigourney Weaver

171275. I love playing an alien. – Sigourney Weaver

171276. I love the role of Ripley. – Sigourney Weaver

171277. I love working quickly. I don’t like to do thousands of takes, and I don’t want to do thousands of set ups. – Sigourney Weaver

171278. I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I’ve been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who’s very smart, and wicked. – Sigourney Weaver

171279. I’d be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture. – Sigourney Weaver

171280. I’m always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I’m the most skeptical. You know, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, and I don’t want to screw up our series. – Sigourney Weaver

171281. I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I’m sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled. – Sigourney Weaver

171282. One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn’t really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She’s 9 and it’s really a good film for all ages. – Sigourney Weaver

171283. I’m no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don’t get to do that very often. – Sigourney Weaver

171284. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs. – Sigourney Weaver

171285. If you come back from the dead, you don’t have the same value system, I think. – Sigourney Weaver

171286. It was actually a relief for me to play an actor who was scared, who didn’t know where everything was, who didn’t know what buttons to push, and for me to be able to play all that. – Sigourney Weaver

171287. It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time. – Sigourney Weaver

171288. Maybe you’re better to play a villain just straight out. – Sigourney Weaver

171289. I’ve always thought that a lot of the problems in the world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive, then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother! It wouldn’t matter where they were from or what they believed or anything. It might be good for us. – Sigourney Weaver

171290. My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather’s house and watched the planes go over. – Sigourney Weaver

171291. Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act! – Sigourney Weaver

171292. Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don’t turn out the way you’re given the impression that they will. And I think that’s all kind of a con. But I think we’ve probably all been hurt. – Sigourney Weaver

171293. There’s a lot of conning as part of our society, I think. – Sigourney Weaver

171294. Usually it’s the guys that don’t follow you around, who you’re attracted to! – Sigourney Weaver

171295. What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it. – Sigourney Weaver

171296. With Alien, because we always use a different director, each one kind of stands on its own. So I guess it’s possible for them to make another one, but we have no plans. – Sigourney Weaver

171297. My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind… maybe closer to Alien. I don’t see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters. – Sigourney Weaver

171298. We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance. – Warren Weaver

171299. Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why. – Warren Weaver

171300. Science is not gadgetry. – Warren Weaver

171301. Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics. – William Weaver

171302. I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it’s kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that’s great. Then I’m really pleased about that too. – Hugo Weaving

171303. We’re all outsiders in a way. We’re all alone and can become very lonely. – Hugo Weaving

171304. It’s kind of chased away a few demons for me and, um, it’s educated me a little bit more. – Hugo Weaving

171305. Initially I probably didn’t even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it’s a total imaginary world. – Hugo Weaving

171306. I think I’m much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that’s something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me. – Hugo Weaving

171307. I don’t think I’ll ever escape the fact that I don’t belong anywhere in particular. I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality. – Hugo Weaving

171308. I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn’t feel an affinity for them then they wouldn’t be particularly good performances. – Hugo Weaving

171309. Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell. – Beatrice Potter Webb

171310. Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others. – Beatrice Potter Webb

171311. Religion is love; in no case is it logic. – Beatrice Potter Webb

171312. If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited. – Beatrice Potter Webb

171313. It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one’s own identity. – Beatrice Webb

171314. After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government’s responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper. – Gary Webb

171315. You can’t believe the government – on anything. And you especially can’t believe them when they’re talking about important stuff. – Gary Webb

171316. The people who are making money are the ones who are writing and singing their own songs. – Jimmy Webb

171317. The creative processes are so mysterious. – Jimmy Webb

171318. You reach a certain point in your life where they things you do and say do make a difference. – Jimmy Webb

171319. I try to win every tournament. – Karrie Webb

171320. I still can’t believe that I’ve achieved what I have. It’s like I’ve lived a dream for about five years now. – Karrie Webb

171321. Right now I’m still only 25 and I don’t think the maternal bug has hit me yet. – Karrie Webb

171322. On one hand, it seems like I’ve waited a long time for this. – Karrie Webb

171323. Sometimes I don’t understand why I’m sitting here. – Karrie Webb

171324. Like I said, I’m just trying to continue to improve and get better. – Karrie Webb

171325. It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them. – Karrie Webb

171326. It takes having your golf peak four different times throughout the year. You have to like all four golf courses. You’ve got to be the best of that week for the four weeks. – Karrie Webb

171327. If you don’t enjoy it, then putting in the long hours is going to take their toll. If you don’t enjoy it, then putting in the long hours is going to take their toll. – Karrie Webb

171328. I’ve always wanted to be a professional golfer and I’m glad that came true. – Karrie Webb

171329. I’m just going to go with it for as long as it lasts. – Karrie Webb

171330. I only get to spend about six to eight weeks in Australia now and I really miss my family and friends. – Karrie Webb

171331. All four majors are definitely a priority. – Karrie Webb

171332. First round of the tournament being a Major, I think the butterflies were a little different than that. – Karrie Webb

171333. Golf is my boyfriend right now. – Karrie Webb

171334. I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world. – Karrie Webb

171335. I mean, I think I just it added to my excitement to playing today, and just going out there and doing the best I could, and no matter what happened, the end of the day was going to be a good end. – Karrie Webb

171336. I think travel is probably the downside of playing professional golf, but you’ve got to do it. – Karrie Webb

171337. I think anyone that isn’t fired up right now shouldn’t probably be out here. – Karrie Webb

171338. I think for a lot of amateurs, their alignment is always out. – Karrie Webb

171339. I think I was given a gift to play golf and to be mentally strong. – Karrie Webb

171340. I think it’s as popular as it ever has been and it continues to grow as it does all around the world. – Karrie Webb

171341. I like other people’s kids and being able to give them back when I want to. – Karrie Webb

171342. The fact that I’ve achieved this so soon is just a bonus, I guess. Everything from now on is a bonus for me. – Karrie Webb

171343. There are great amateur bodies that have good programs right from the grassroots level to professionals. – Karrie Webb

171344. You see that a handful of times every year where a person that hasn’t been playing that well pops up and wins. – Karrie Webb

171345. Saddle your dreams before you ride em. – Mary Webb

171346. The past is only the present become invisible and mute; and because it is invisible and mute, its memorized glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow’s past. – Mary Webb

171347. Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions. – Mary Webb

171348. If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path. – Mary Webb

171349. Give me good digestion, Lord, And also something to digest; but where and how that something comes I leave to Thee, who knoweth best. – Mary Webb

171350. We are tomorrow’s past. – Mary Webb

171351. The inevitability of gradualness cannot fail to be appreciated. – Sidney Webb

171352. When we finally came to start work on this, the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn’t have to answer to anybody, and we didn’t have to submit a screen play or anything like that. We just wrote it and then made it. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171353. The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a Somali pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain’s gale-force waters. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171354. Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all. The first time I saw it was the opening screening. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171355. Well we’d just seen Gerry. I think he wanted somebody who had that authority and was handsome. The thing is, he’s a big hunk isn’t he? All I can say, if you look at his chat line, or the Phantom website, it’s quite worrying. Because the girls really seem to love him. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171356. Well the least favourite question is the one that one’s asked particularly about in Japan is what’s the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that’s about eighty bucks. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171357. Two years ago I hadn’t even thought of the Woman in White, and I was doing a television show and I said I hadn’t found a story and the next day somebody rang me and said have you ever thought of the Woman in White. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171358. It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171359. It doesn’t stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171360. In Evita I wasn’t really hugely involved with it. I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of technical help on the movie and so some of my music people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171361. If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that’s all you can ask isn’t it? I think I don’t really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171362. I’ve got to find something and if I find something that I like, I’ll do it. If I don’t, I won’t. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171363. I’m going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don’t, I’ve written 14 musicals now, I don’t want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171364. We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don’t think people in the cinema would just accept that he’s there. I think we had to learn how he (got there). – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171365. Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I’m not going to say who they were but I know who they were and it was in the business, and that’s not a good sign. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171366. I guess the thing is that we remained huge friends after the original Phantom movie, when we decided it wouldn’t take place and we just saw each other socially over the years so we were friends. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171367. I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that’s going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That’s not a nice change. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171368. I think the thing’s that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven’t come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50’s when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn’t win the Tony Award. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171369. I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn’t do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn’t sing two. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171370. I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we’d gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can’t really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren’t going to go there. We’d have Jack Nicholson in the lead. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171371. I think back at the time, if it had been 1988, I would have thought Michael and Sarah probably would have been cast but I don’t think, I think it’s much better that the girl is younger and if Sarah would have been 26 or 27 then. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171372. I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through, and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that. Joel was very keen to cast him. If all my music team were happy, I was happy. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171373. I guess we’ve had a very close relationship because I don’t pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171374. And it sort of jogged a memory of something that I read at school and I read it, and I thought God this is it. So you never can tell. I could find something this afternoon. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171375. I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I’m glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171376. Here’s the truth. The proposed top rate of income tax is not 50 per cent. It is 50 per cent plus 1.5 per cent national insurance paid by employees plus 13.3 per cent paid by employers. That’s not 50 per cent. Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171377. Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants musicals are children in different ways, aren’t they? So you think of them in different ways. There are things of mine I’m sorry haven’t come here. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171378. Because her voice is, it’s like the muscles and it develops all the time. That was the fantastic thing for us. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171379. I mean I don’t really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you’re very lucky in life if you know what you want to do. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171380. I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

171381. I’ve had hard coaches all my life. – Chris Webber

171382. I just want to fit in and win games for my team. – Chris Webber

171383. I’m a professional; I feel I’m one of the best in the game. – Chris Webber

171384. I’m not trying to win individual awards. – Chris Webber

171385. I’ve been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn’t get anything done. I don’t know. I’m playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed. – Chris Webber

171386. My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in. – Mark Webber

171387. We don’t get groupies, well I don’t see them, anyway. That was something that I always looked forward to and am constantly disappointed by the lack of! – Mark Webber

171388. It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental. – Max Webber

171389. One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something, even though the final result is often small indeed. – Max Webber

171390. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity. – Amy Weber

171391. Dustin Hoffman was the greatest. He had so much information to give and he mesmerized me. He really feels for actors who are just starting out and remembers his early days like they were yesterday. – Amy Weber

171392. Everything officers go through in any chase anywhere in the country, but amped up 100 times! I’m right in the thick of things in a car going like 80 miles an hour, and doing 360s in the middle of the road. It was a wild ride. – Amy Weber

171393. I don’t have any regrets. When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets. – Amy Weber

171394. I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment. – Amy Weber

171395. I have always brought home stray animals – everything from squirrels to wild rabbits to foxes and turtles. – Amy Weber

171396. I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity. – Amy Weber

171397. My biggest accomplishment was playing “Lark” on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else’s shoes. – Amy Weber

171398. My philosophy has always been, “do what you love and the money will follow.” – Amy Weber

171399. You always wonder if you can make plays at the end. – Bruce Weber

171400. What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. – Carl Maria von Weber

171401. An artist’s sphere of influence is the world. – Carl Maria von Weber

171402. It is probably very necessary to present your ego at some point. – Eberhard Weber

171403. Whenever I release a record, it’s my record. It’s not a selfish thought. I may work all year ’round for other people. So, finally, when I come out with my own album, it should be me with the creative help of other musicians. – Eberhard Weber

171404. When I think back now to the recording sessions, there is more improvisation than one hears. It’s an ideal combination of arrangements and improvisation. Only a few people are able to listen and say what is composed and what is improvised. It’s a unit. – Eberhard Weber

171405. When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance. – Eberhard Weber

171406. There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one – seven years. You’re never really sure if it will be a nice record or not. – Eberhard Weber

171407. The way to compose for me is to have lots of time. – Eberhard Weber

171408. The problem is that I don’t want to add another record to the world that is not necessary to be published, except to make some business. There has to be a musical reason. – Eberhard Weber

171409. Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it’s much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea. – Eberhard Weber

171410. Orchestra had a little brass ensemble on two tracks as well, but the rest was me. I knew I couldn’t continue in this direction, even if people liked it, because I can only duplicate myself. – Eberhard Weber

171411. On the other hand, when I give it closer thought, I realize I’m not enough of a dictator to conduct an orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person. When you read these biographies of famous conductors, they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships. – Eberhard Weber

171412. It’s better to finish at the peak or soon after it, than to wait until the audience notices a decline. – Eberhard Weber

171413. In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn’t bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them. – Eberhard Weber

171414. If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky. – Eberhard Weber

171415. I was afraid the other musicians might want to present themselves too much, though I see in the coverage I’ve received of the album that the musicians got wonderful reviews for their contributions and abilities. I think the four musicians played freely within my limits. – Eberhard Weber

171416. I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted. – Eberhard Weber

171417. I played cello in my high school orchestra. – Eberhard Weber

171418. I like to create the music I hear in my interior. As a conductor, you have the ability to squeeze the sounds and interpretation you asked for from 50 to 80 people. – Eberhard Weber

171419. I am a classical music lover – not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff. – Eberhard Weber

171420. At the time, I didn’t know that bass would not be enough for me. I’m not a bass player because bass is always a background instrument even to this very day. – Eberhard Weber

171421. As a result, I had to get my own playground which was my band Colours. This band lasted for about eight years and then the air was out of it and it was time to finish. – Eberhard Weber

171422. On the other hand, I’m very tolerant as well. I expect that everybody can play what they want. I’m only not tolerant when it comes to myself and what is presented on my album that I have to listen to for the rest of my life. – Eberhard Weber

171423. If you can not master your language you must be it’s slave. – Jenny Weber

171424. The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon. – Jenny Weber

171425. If a man is talking in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong? – Jenny Weber

171426. No sociologist should think himself too good, even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time. – Max Weber

171427. One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion. – Max Weber

171428. Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act. – Max Weber

171429. Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say In spite of all! has the calling for politics. – Max Weber

171430. The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. – Max Weber

171431. I don’t listen to my own records a lot. Once in a while – to check out my mistakes. Because you can always see a spot or two in the record where you could have done better. So you more or less study this way. – Ben Webster

171432. Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night. – Ben Webster

171433. The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly – in any other sense than a man’s house is a monopoly. – Daniel Webster

171434. The people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. – Daniel Webster

171435. The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God. – Daniel Webster

171436. The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions. – Daniel Webster

171437. The law: it has honored us; may we honor it. – Daniel Webster

171438. The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. – Daniel Webster

171439. The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. – Daniel Webster

171440. On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions. – Daniel Webster

171441. What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality. – Daniel Webster

171442. One country, one constitution, one destiny. – Daniel Webster

171443. There is always room at the top. – Daniel Webster

171444. There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. – Daniel Webster

171445. There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. – Daniel Webster

171446. Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered. – Daniel Webster

171447. We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty. – Daniel Webster

171448. Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders. – Daniel Webster

171449. Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may. – Daniel Webster

171450. Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens. – Daniel Webster

171451. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. – Daniel Webster

171452. Wisdom begins at the end. – Daniel Webster

171453. We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people. – Daniel Webster

171454. God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

171455. A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. – Daniel Webster

171456. A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils. – Daniel Webster

171457. A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. – Daniel Webster

171458. An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy. – Daniel Webster

171459. Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man’s life. – Daniel Webster

171460. No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation. – Daniel Webster

171461. Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves. – Daniel Webster

171462. He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread. – Daniel Webster

171463. How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. – Daniel Webster

171464. I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned. – Daniel Webster

171465. Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable. – Daniel Webster

171466. Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. – Daniel Webster

171467. Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint. – Daniel Webster

171468. I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American. – Daniel Webster

171469. Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. – Daniel Webster

171470. Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. – Daniel Webster

171471. Keep cool; anger is not an argument. – Daniel Webster

171472. Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. – Daniel Webster

171473. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever. – Daniel Webster

171474. Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable. – Daniel Webster

171475. Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched. – John Webster

171476. When a man’s mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire. – John Webster

171477. We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them. – John Webster

171478. ‘Tis better to be fortunate than wise. – John Webster

171479. Though lust do masque in ne’er so strange disguise she’s oft found witty, but is never wise. – John Webster

171480. Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue. – John Webster

171481. Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin. – John Webster

171482. Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust. – John Webster

171483. When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons. – John Webster

171484. Integrity of life is fame’s best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end. – John Webster

171485. In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air. – John Webster

171486. Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing. – John Webster

171487. Fortune’s a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop. – John Webster

171488. For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom. – John Webster

171489. Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together. – John Webster

171490. All things do help the unhappy man to fall. – John Webster

171491. A politician is the devil’s quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard. – John Webster

171492. That friend a great man’s ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects. – John Webster

171493. Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. – John Webster

171494. The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it. – Noah Webster

171495. When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country. – Noah Webster

171496. The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions. – Noah Webster

171497. It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. – Noah Webster

171498. In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. – Noah Webster

171499. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. – Noah Webster

171500. No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people. – Noah Webster

171501. The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious, more apt to be attentive. – William Hedgcock Webster

171502. We have disciplinary authority and will use it when appropriate. – William Hedgcock Webster

171503. The challenge is high. The stakes are important. I think it’s manageable. – William Hedgcock Webster

171504. God made man in his own image, and man returned the favour. – Frank Wedekind

171505. Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures. – Frank Wedekind

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171506. Monuments are for the living, not the dead. – Frank Wedekind

171507. Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it. – Frank Wedekind

171508. The laws of this world are for children. – Frank Wedekind

171509. Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept. – Chris Wedge

171510. I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot. In a ski boot. It was the most indirect way to work imaginable, but the potential had us all excited. I started in stop motion. – Chris Wedge

171511. If you win the Oscar, you get to go into just about anybody’s office for a month. – Chris Wedge

171512. This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has. – Chris Wedge

171513. We can’t worry about competition. Besides, you aren’t competing with anyone but yourself. They have nothing to do with whether you make a good movie or not. – Chris Wedge

171514. We had no idea what we were in for when we started Blue Sky. We just had an idea of what we wanted to do. When we got to a point where it seemed impossible, we just kept doing it. After 18 years, we have a lot of it done. – Chris Wedge

171515. People are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film. – Weegee

171516. This is unexposed film of Greenwich Village because nothing ever happens there. – Weegee

171517. We don’t know what we’re doing. We don’t have a plan. We don’t sit down and calculate it. – Dean Ween

171518. When you first start doing it, being on tour is inspiring, because you’ve never been anywhere. – Dean Ween

171519. When you make a great record, it’s around forever. – Dean Ween

171520. I want to make 20, 30, 50 studio records. – Dean Ween

171521. Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink. – Gene Ween

171522. You know, it’s absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that, it’s what we’re writing after The Mollusk. A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk. – Gene Ween

171523. When it comes to the recording and writing, it’s still mostly Mickey and I. But now there’s this whole live entity that’s a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we’re gaining the most popularity. – Gene Ween

171524. We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them and they could count on it. When it came time to ask for the money for this new record, they dropped us. It was fine with us. It was a dead fish. – Gene Ween

171525. We love doing commercial and TV show work. – Gene Ween

171526. We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting. – Gene Ween

171527. We are going to put out a boxed set thing, but I don’t want to do it yet. I want to wait until we’re 45 and we’re bitter and broke. Then, we’ll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set. – Gene Ween

171528. Not after the big bust in ’92, there’s no big drug lifestyle anymore. I can’t talk about it. Pretty ugly. – Gene Ween

171529. Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people who don’t stand out too much, but they’re still total freaks. I like that – they’re smart and sadistic, which I think is a reflection at us. – Gene Ween

171530. A few years ago, one of our singles got beaten out by Better Than Ezra. The label could only have one band at a time being taken to the right people at radio, and they opted for Better Than Ezra instead of us. Who knows. – Gene Ween

171531. I wrote most of these songs right before the end. A lot of these songs are about that. Even if it’s not direct, you can feel the beginning of the end of the breakup in these songs. – Gene Ween

171532. I was never into smart college boy music. – Gene Ween

171533. I want to sound like Christopher Cross in another ten years, and be totally proud of it. – Gene Ween

171534. I can’t take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars. – Gene Ween

171535. Forty minutes in front of Beck isn’t really where it’s at. – Gene Ween

171536. Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute. They got fired and we got fired. It was a simple as that. We do stuff like that on and off. – Gene Ween

171537. A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I’d been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her. – Gene Ween

171538. I’m a very big Notorious B.I.G. fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up. – Gene Ween

171539. Now in a way, money is money, and if it’s going to increase our audience, that’s fine. – Gene Ween

171540. What is crucial is there be laws. – Andre Weil

171541. Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men. – Andre Weil

171542. Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often. – Andre Weil

171543. God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it. – Andre Weil

171544. First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. – Andre Weil

171545. You’ve got to experiment to figure out what works. – Andrew Weil

171546. The best way to detoxify is to stop putting toxic things into the body and depend upon it’s own mechanisms. – Andrew Weil

171547. By keeping my hand in that, it’s the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients. – Andrew Weil

171548. Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food. – Andrew Weil

171549. It is more important to eat some carbohydrates at breakfast, because the brain needs fuel right away, and carbohydrate is the best source. – Andrew Weil

171550. Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you. – Andrew Weil

171551. There is the great creative part of it. The writing is the best part. – Cynthia Weil

171552. You made a lot of mistakes, and you wrote a lot of crap. But it was all part of the learning process. – Cynthia Weil

171553. You just have to believe in yourself when you’ve got something, and just keep pounding on the door, because if you pound long enough, somebody is going to open it. – Cynthia Weil

171554. We wrote what sounded good to us and hoped it would find a home. – Cynthia Weil

171555. We were very fortunate to have been on the scene when we were. – Cynthia Weil

171556. We have gone through some difficult times like everyone else and perhaps our working together and respecting each other’s abilities, in addition to that little thing called love, helped us survive. – Cynthia Weil

171557. We all have fertile creative periods and times when we can’t figure out how we ever did it. – Cynthia Weil

171558. The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental. – Cynthia Weil

171559. The business today is completely different and it’s very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop. – Cynthia Weil

171560. That’s what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It’s like, oh god I have to take my clothes off ‘my creative clothes’ and let them see all of my flaws. – Cynthia Weil

171561. That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them. – Cynthia Weil

171562. She could only write with him at night and she was wasting her days just sitting around. So he thought I could write with her during the day. And that was Carole King. – Cynthia Weil

171563. Actually I was writing with people that didn’t get records. – Cynthia Weil

171564. We are the yin and the yang of the creative process. – Cynthia Weil

171565. A lot of guys spend their lives saying no because it’s an easier way to keep your job. – Cynthia Weil

171566. Sharing a triumph with someone you love is an incredible high. – Cynthia Weil

171567. Although I like the work I’ve done in the past, I like what I’m writing now even more. – Cynthia Weil

171568. Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that’s what you do when you build a house. – Cynthia Weil

171569. Barry is an incredible singer. He’s even gotten better through the years. – Cynthia Weil

171570. But I’m someone who the more afraid I am, the more I want to do it to get the fear over with. – Cynthia Weil

171571. Even when I think I’m writing really young, they say it’s too mature. – Cynthia Weil

171572. I can’t seem to write young enough anymore. – Cynthia Weil

171573. I wanted to write for Broadway. – Cynthia Weil

171574. It was kind of like songwriter’s boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn. – Cynthia Weil

171575. My nature is to be linear, and when I’m not, I feel really proud of myself. – Cynthia Weil

171576. On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It’s a real trade off. – Cynthia Weil

171577. The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry. – Simone Weil

171578. The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes. – Simone Weil

171579. Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication. – Simone Weil

171580. Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it. – Simone Weil

171581. Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. – Simone Weil

171582. Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. – Simone Weil

171583. Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does. – Simone Weil

171584. Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers. – Simone Weil

171585. Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. – Simone Weil

171586. Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings. – Simone Weil

171587. Every perfect life is a parable invented by God. – Simone Weil

171588. Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy. – Simone Weil

171589. Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. – Simone Weil

171590. Nothing is less instructive than a machine. – Simone Weil

171591. For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation. – Simone Weil

171592. All sins are attempts to fill voids. – Simone Weil

171593. Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand. – Simone Weil

171594. Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace. – Simone Weil

171595. Humility is attentive patience. – Simone Weil

171596. I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. – Simone Weil

171597. I can, therefore I am. – Simone Weil

171598. I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her. – Simone Weil

171599. I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances. – Simone Weil

171600. If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe. – Simone Weil

171601. If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else. – Simone Weil

171602. Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty. – Simone Weil

171603. It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down. – Simone Weil

171604. Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. – Simone Weil

171605. Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat. – Simone Weil

171606. Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission. – Simone Weil

171607. One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights. – Simone Weil

171608. Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison. – Simone Weil

171609. Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. – Simone Weil

171610. More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic. – Simone Weil

171611. As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles. – Simone Weil

171612. It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures. – Simone Weil

171613. An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. – Simone Weil

171614. It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance. – Simone Weil

171615. In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention. – Simone Weil

171616. In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs. – Simone Weil

171617. In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. – Simone Weil

171618. Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it. – Simone Weil

171619. A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless. – Simone Weil

171620. A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war. – Simone Weil

171621. A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. – Simone Weil

171622. The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work. – Simone Weil

171623. Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure. – Simone Weil

171624. Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being. – Simone Weil

171625. To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. – Simone Weil

171626. To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile. – Simone Weil

171627. To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny. – Simone Weil

171628. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life. – Simone Weil

171629. To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves. – Simone Weil

171630. Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link. – Simone Weil

171631. We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful. – Simone Weil

171632. We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him. – Simone Weil

171633. Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses. – Simone Weil

171634. What a country calls its vital… interests are not things that help its people live, but things that help it make war. – Simone Weil

171635. To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. – Simone Weil

171636. When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door. – Simone Weil

171637. When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder. – Simone Weil

171638. We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise. – Simone Weil

171639. The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation. – Simone Weil

171640. With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. – Simone Weil

171641. A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves. – Simone Weil

171642. A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines. – Simone Weil

171643. A mind enclosed in language is in prison. – Simone Weil

171644. The future is made of the same stuff as the present. – Simone Weil

171645. The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest. – Simone Weil

171646. Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. – Simone Weil

171647. The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know. – Simone Weil

171648. The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at. – Simone Weil

171649. The only way into truth is through one’s own annihilation; through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation. – Simone Weil

171650. The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. – Simone Weil

171651. The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit. – Simone Weil

171652. There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul. – Simone Weil

171653. There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. – Simone Weil

171654. There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice. – Simone Weil

171655. The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell. – Simone Weil

171656. Dead fish don’t swim around in jealous tides. – Scott Weiland

171657. Sing the song or keep it inside. – Scott Weiland

171658. Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam. – Scott Weiland

171659. Shoot the bad guys and I’ll gladly sing a tune for you. – Scott Weiland

171660. I have never acknowledged the difference between serious music and light music. There is only good music and bad music. – Kurt Weill

171661. What turned me on then, and turns me on even today – and when the time comes from me to retire from management I think I’d still be interested in it – is that everything that happens in the world affects the price of securities. – Sanford I. Weill

171662. You never want to think the best things are in the past. You want to get yourself to believe that the best things are going to be in the future. – Sanford I. Weill

171663. My mother really didn’t know a heck of a lot about business. She was a very good mother, that made sure we ate right and we had our cod liver oil, but didn’t know a heck of a lot about what I did. – Sanford I. Weill

171664. I wonder how many people would have thought at the end of World War II that the capitalist system would be one that was meeting the challenges and making things better for people as we approach the 21st century. – Sanford I. Weill

171665. The whole financial industry is consolidating in the United States. – Sanford I. Weill

171666. I’m not as involved in every little thing as I used to be. – Sanford I. Weill

171667. I’ve been involved with Carnegie Hall for the last 13 years, and Chairman for the last six. I feel really good about what we’ve done growing our educational programs there, building a board that has made Carnegie Hall really a world-class institution. – Sanford I. Weill

171668. I’ve had a terrific life, from building one company to be the second largest company in the securities industry and merging that into American Express, and becoming president of that company. – Sanford I. Weill

171669. If a person is not willing to make a mistake, you’re never going to do anything right. – Sanford I. Weill

171670. Learn how to be a loser, because it’s important to be a loser to be a winner. – Sanford I. Weill

171671. My parents moved back to New York from Florida when I was in the ninth grade. – Sanford I. Weill

171672. One of the people that I respect the most now, a person I think has done a heck of a lot for this world as a leader, is Margaret Thatcher. She helped create a world that offers us a lot of excitement as we look to the next century. – Sanford I. Weill

171673. Our company is working with Disney to create a game for children between the ages of maybe four and 12, so we can teach them what the capitalist system is all about. – Sanford I. Weill

171674. So it’s the kind of business where you can’t wait to get up in the morning and read the papers, or listen to what’s on the news, and you know, how the world’s going to change. – Sanford I. Weill

171675. The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper. – Sanford I. Weill

171676. I was sort of a sissy as a little kid. – Sanford I. Weill

171677. If we build something great, like we have at Travelers Group so far, a whole host of people benefit. – Sanford I. Weill

171678. From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we’re going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness. – Sanford I. Weill

171679. I would say that my parents were supportive of me. – Sanford I. Weill

171680. A lot of people at Shearson ended up making a lot of money because they had stock or stock options. Their kids were able to go to college, and it changed a lot of people’s lives. – Sanford I. Weill

171681. And I thought I’d always like some form of business, I didn’t know what kind of business I’d go in. – Sanford I. Weill

171682. And it was where I learned how to play tennis and eventually became captain of the tennis team at the school and was on the Junior Davis Cup in New York City. – Sanford I. Weill

171683. And learn that when you do make a mistake, you’ll surface that mistake so you can get it corrected, rather than trying to hide it and bury it, and it becomes a much bigger mistake, and maybe a fatal mistake. – Sanford I. Weill

171684. I think we are a product of all our experiences. – Sanford I. Weill

171685. Details create the big picture. – Sanford I. Weill

171686. I believe in giving back very strongly. – Sanford I. Weill

171687. I read a lot, but I read about the areas that I’m interested in. – Sanford I. Weill

171688. I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me. – Sanford I. Weill

171689. I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline. – Sanford I. Weill

171690. I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it’s in sports, or it’s achieving in school, or it’s achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it’s all about. – Sanford I. Weill

171691. I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family. – Sanford I. Weill

171692. And when we used to play and fight in the streets in Brooklyn and I would get hurt or something, my mother would always come out and save me. So that sort of postponed the inevitable about getting a good beating, without having somebody to come and save you. – Sanford I. Weill

171693. Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes. – Len Wein

171694. I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow. – Len Wein

171695. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein

171696. A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not. – Len Wein

171697. I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips. – Len Wein

171698. I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer. In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design. – Len Wein

171699. I had never really thought of myself as a writer; any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw. – Len Wein

171700. I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point. – Len Wein

171701. I think there’s something inherently dishonest in trying to go back and mess with the past. – Len Wein

171702. I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core. – Len Wein

171703. I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked. – Len Wein

171704. I would like immortality. – Len Wein

171705. I’m a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me. – Len Wein

171706. I’ve always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I’ll get to the place I intend to reach. – Len Wein

171707. I’ve had editors over the years who couldn’t find a clue if it was stapled to their butt. – Len Wein

171708. I’ve never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that’s never been important. – Len Wein

171709. The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader? – Len Wein

171710. I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort. – Len Wein

171711. If a story isn’t working, I’m simply unable to finish it. That’s what usually tells me something is wrong. – Len Wein

171712. These days, it seems that if you’re not already in place, you can’t get there from here. – Len Wein

171713. The most unrealistic thing I’ve ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don’t believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil. – Len Wein

171714. Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title. – Len Wein

171715. Sometimes you’re not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I’ve written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback. – Len Wein

171716. Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could. – Len Wein

171717. People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story. – Len Wein

171718. Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff. – Len Wein

171719. It’s all about who’s where on the food chain. When I’m the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I’m working for another editor, I’m obliged to follow their vision. – Len Wein

171720. It all depends on which side of the desk you’re sitting on. – Len Wein

171721. In these litigious times, if you’re a beginner, it’s becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you. – Len Wein

171722. In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you’re halfway home. – Len Wein

171723. There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed. – Len Wein

171724. When someone writes to tell me something I’ve written made them laugh or cry, I’ve done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics. – Len Wein

171725. You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story – a beginning, a middle, and an end. – Len Wein

171726. When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine. – Len Wein

171727. What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has. – Len Wein

171728. When I’m my own editor, there’s very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes. – Len Wein

171729. There is no universal coming out process, so far as I know. – George Weinberg

171730. Men are actually the weaker sex. – George Weinberg

171731. Men spend their whole lives showing that they’re strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect. – George Weinberg

171732. My dearest friend in the movement is Jack Nichols. If there were no such thing as gay or straight, we would still talk and share experiences till the end of time. – George Weinberg

171733. My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen. – George Weinberg

171734. My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could. – George Weinberg

171735. No man wants to feel that he’s there because of his woman’s biological clock or because he’s filling a job opening for husband or significant other. – George Weinberg

171736. People have known of Shakespeare’s homosexuality down through the ages. – George Weinberg

171737. The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear. – George Weinberg

171738. You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else. – George Weinberg

171739. The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions. – George Weinberg

171740. We are constantly creating ourselves by what we move toward or away from. – George Weinberg

171741. We each have a personal myth, a vision of who we really are and what we want. Health means that part of what you want is to give to others. – George Weinberg

171742. We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay. – George Weinberg

171743. We’re all here at the same time and we should celebrate that. – George Weinberg

171744. What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don’t wake up with it. – George Weinberg

171745. Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are, and want to punish them. – George Weinberg

171746. Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth. – George Weinberg

171747. Every man wants to feel that his woman would love him apart from anything else. – George Weinberg

171748. It wouldn’t have mattered to my mother if I married a black, was gay, lived in a commune or wore a dress. – George Weinberg

171749. All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before. – George Weinberg

171750. All who love are conspirators. – George Weinberg

171751. An essential idea is that if you give to some person or endeavor in life, you will make that more important. – George Weinberg

171752. And I’ve known people who came out with a sense of torture. – George Weinberg

171753. As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything. – George Weinberg

171754. Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great. – George Weinberg

171755. Homophobia is just that: a phobia. – George Weinberg

171756. Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. – George Weinberg

171757. I am very proud of being the one to have coined the word. – George Weinberg

171758. I didn’t grow up with any concept of people being deviants unless they mistreated others. – George Weinberg

171759. I felt like an apostle of the obvious and people imagined that I was doing something daring. – George Weinberg

171760. I try not to deal with people’s hostility, though I must if they have something I need from them, as the professors did at Columbia or my landlord did. – George Weinberg

171761. I’m really not an avowed heterosexual. I’m no more proud of it than of being white or tall. – George Weinberg

171762. If every time you engage in a sex act, you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality. – George Weinberg

171763. Interestingly, the best way to promote intimacy is to demand it. – George Weinberg

171764. But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive. – George Weinberg

171765. I have to give my family credit for putting up with the racket, because as some of you may know, its not the easiest thing in the world to live with a kid who’s trying to become a rock and roll drummer. – Max Weinberg

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171766. I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He’s the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I’ve ever seen. I like to be around people like that. – Max Weinberg

171767. There’s a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow, and when you have it it’s in your pocket. It’s the feeling behind the rhythm… to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove. – Max Weinberg

171768. The best thing about the E Street Band was we had the best lead singer around. – Max Weinberg

171769. My father wasn’t a very good lawyer. He thought the law was sacred and something that was meant to help people. He didn’t charge people like he should have… which is why I was allowed to play bars and strip joints when I was 14. – Max Weinberg

171770. All I ever wanted to do was play the drums; I felt good about myself when I played the drums. So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in. – Max Weinberg

171771. I take my fun very seriously, whether it’s playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart. – Max Weinberg

171772. I have been very lucky to find something I am good at and can make money at… Playing with Bruce was the embodiment of everything that a little kid could dream about. – Max Weinberg

171773. I was a really crazy kid. I’m still a crazy kid. That’s the nice thing about being in a rock band. You can feel 14 forever. – Max Weinberg

171774. I think ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ will probably last forever. – Max Weinberg

171775. The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless. – Steven Weinberg

171776. An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy. – Steven Weinberg

171777. I think one of the great historical contributions of science is to weaken the hold of religion. That’s a good thing. – Steven Weinberg

171778. Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out. – Steven Weinberg

171779. The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy. – Steven Weinberg

171780. Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word. – Caspar Weinberger

171781. It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq. – Caspar Weinberger

171782. Here rests the soul of our nation – here also should be our conscience. – Caspar Weinberger

171783. I think women are too valuable to be in combat. – Caspar Weinberger

171784. We always make the mistake in the United States of America in Democratic or Republican administrations alike is we tend to embrace the despot that’s least troublesome to us. That should not be the way we view things. – Anthony Weiner

171785. New York lost a classic. Carmine was an old school New Yorker. – Anthony Weiner

171786. There’s no doubt about it, earmarks are not very popular. There are good earmarks and bad earmarks. The good earmarks are the ones I get for my district. – Anthony Weiner

171787. There’s no doubt about it that Mubarak has been indeed a partner with Israel, but there’s also no doubt about something else. Conditions in Egypt were getting worse and worse, and it was almost just a matter of time before the popular uprising started. – Anthony Weiner

171788. The picture was of me, and I sent it. – Anthony Weiner

171789. Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York City where gay marriage is not only legal, but it’s common and they don’t even notice. – Anthony Weiner

171790. Pictures get manipulated, pictures get dropped into accounts. We’ve asked an internet security firm and a law firm to take a hard look at this to come up with a conclusion about what happened and to make sure it doesn’t happen again. – Anthony Weiner

171791. More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Wal-Mart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws and squashes small businesses. – Anthony Weiner

171792. Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city, I got three words: bring it on. – Anthony Weiner

171793. Last Friday night, I Twitted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted to Twitter I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story, to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake. – Anthony Weiner

171794. It’s also very important in Latin America. If we can deal with the drug problem there, some of their strife there, it’s less likely we have immigration problems here. – Anthony Weiner

171795. It’s a nice neighborhood, like the one I left. My home borough is Brooklyn and Queens. – Anthony Weiner

171796. I’ve exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time. – Anthony Weiner

171797. We’re trying to get to the bottom of where the picture came from, and we’re trying to get to the bottom of what it’s of and who it’s of. – Anthony Weiner

171798. What I am saying is, all health care has a problem with costs. Medicare is growing slower than the private insurance plans. Why? Because of their efficiency. They don’t have to give money to shareholders. Why should be defending shareholders? – Anthony Weiner

171799. Is Medicare socialism? You want to get rid of Medicare. And a lot of the people against health care do. I want to preserve it and grow it. – Anthony Weiner

171800. I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That’s what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama’s job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about. – Anthony Weiner

171801. I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it. – Anthony Weiner

171802. Here we have been sitting down for a brief moment and you are already asking me if there are pictures of me in my drawers. – Anthony Weiner

171803. I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. – Anthony Weiner

171804. I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma. – Anthony Weiner

171805. I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused. – Anthony Weiner

171806. For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks. And once again, the mayor’s requests were not funded. – Anthony Weiner

171807. Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores. – Anthony Weiner

171808. Do you know what the overhead is of the Medicare system? One-point-zero-five percent. Do you know what – private insurance is 30 percent in overhead and profits? Given a choice how I’m going to improve health care, I’m going to take it away from private insurance profits and overhead. Wouldn’t you? – Anthony Weiner

171809. At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t. This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work. – Anthony Weiner

171810. All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this, all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted – the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts. An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires – virtually none. – Anthony Weiner

171811. For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online. – Anthony Weiner

171812. I’m not resigning, and I’m going to try very hard to go back to work a better man and a better husband too. – Anthony Weiner

171813. We have guidance counselors that have caseloads of 500 to 600 children. We don’t have enough to help the children. – Randi Weingarten

171814. Mike Bloomberg may be a Republican these days. But he has been a Democrat for most of his adult life. – Randi Weingarten

171815. All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery. – Otto Weininger

171816. Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn – exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared. – Otto Weininger

171817. Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement. – Otto Weininger

171818. Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle. – Otto Weininger

171819. No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them. – Otto Weininger

171820. The fixed stars signify the angel in man. That is why man orients himself by them; and that is why women have no appreciation for the starry sky; because they have no sense of the angel in man. – Otto Weininger

171821. The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius. – Otto Weininger

171822. Not only the Archivist alone but all who work for NARA are designated custodians of America’s national memory. – Allen Weinstein

171823. Research promoted by NARA within a major coalition of Federal and private sector research partners has at last demonstrated that an Electronic Records Archives can be built. – Allen Weinstein

171824. NARA must provide security at our facilities to protect our public patrons, our staff, and our holdings. – Allen Weinstein

171825. For the Archivist, this role is a result of his obligation to preserve and assure timely and maximum access to our governmental records in the evolving historic saga of the American people. – Allen Weinstein

171826. But we will lose the millions of records being created daily in a dizzying array of electronic forms unless we find a way to preserve and keep them accessible indefinitely. – Allen Weinstein

171827. In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens’ rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation’s history. – Allen Weinstein

171828. The Archivist of the United States essentially works for the American people across partisan lines and not, regardless of which Administration nominates the person, for a particular President or political party. – Allen Weinstein

171829. Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans – and there were many such bitter policy disputes – the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood. – Allen Weinstein

171830. This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and – in doing so – to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents. – Allen Weinstein

171831. Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office. – Allen Weinstein

171832. We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education. – Allen Weinstein

171833. If you don’t know something, admit it. But, try to impress them with what you do know. – Bob Weinstein

171834. Don’t let your fear paralyze you. Prepare yourself not only technically, but also emotionally. – Bob Weinstein

171835. I’d update my resume so you’re ready for any outcome. – Bob Weinstein

171836. They keep the old business. We keep the ongoing business. – Harvey Weinstein

171837. We’ve been able to access deals that under our former relationship with Disney – with tax advantages and strategic partners – that we just weren’t able to do. – Harvey Weinstein

171838. I can’t write about my greatest mistakes because I’ve slept with most of them. – Arabella Weir

171839. I think if people value democracy, they had damn well better get out and exercise their right to vote while their vote still means something. – Bob Weir

171840. They’re protecting an archaic industry. They should turn their attention to new models. – Bob Weir

171841. We wanted to establish a new fan base over here. And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to fresh ears and see what lights them up. – Bob Weir

171842. What I like best about music is when time goes away. – Bob Weir

171843. I punch left-handed. – Mike Weir

171844. When I’m on with my putting, I’m as good a putter as there is, probably. – Mike Weir

171845. This golf course, you miss a shot a little bit off-line, it’s going to bite you. – Mike Weir

171846. The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there. – Mike Weir

171847. The course is going to make you look silly sometimes. You have to be able to accept that and move on. – Mike Weir

171848. The beauty of golf, you’re in charge out here. – Mike Weir

171849. You can be six behind on the back nine and still win the tournament. – Mike Weir

171850. Playing hockey, there were a lot of guys bigger than me, so I knew I was going to get hit and have to deal with it. Gotta hit back. – Mike Weir

171851. I was not great behind the counter. I had a week off without asking for it. Another time, we had a cart go up in flames, and we went out on another cart, which we wrecked by running it into the cart that was on fire. – Mike Weir

171852. I have a lot of offers to play for appearance fees. It’s nice gravy, but it’s not a big motivating factor for me, to go here and there just for money. – Mike Weir

171853. I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure. You could put the pads on him and skates and all that. I was 7, and he was still playing. – Mike Weir

171854. Canada is hockey. – Mike Weir

171855. As for my country, I don’t live there, but obviously I’m very proud to be Canadian. – Mike Weir

171856. A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course. – Mike Weir

171857. If I can raise more money for charities, or get more Canadian kids to play golf, the green jacket will mean even more. – Mike Weir

171858. If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another major just because I was chasing money around, I’d wind up kicking myself. – Mike Weir

171859. Music stops you from thinking. – Peter Weir

171860. Well, there’s that girl on the Internet – although this isn’t an example of someone who doesn’t know they’re on – but there’s a girl on the Internet who posts one photograph every two minutes from her bedroom. – Peter Weir

171861. Well, all these stars have their houses swept quite regularly by people who work in the surveillance security business. They come in and they look for bugs and things. – Peter Weir

171862. There’s almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them. – Peter Weir

171863. National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we’re on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word “industry” is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense. – Peter Weir

171864. It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance. In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn’t sure who could play Truman. – Peter Weir

171865. I’ve become wary of interviews in which you’re forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you’ve done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive. – Peter Weir

171866. I’d love to have another film to go on to. I’m in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I’ll write one myself if I can summon up the energy. – Peter Weir

171867. Normally as a director, you do look at other films and things that are relevant. But with this film, it became impossible because I became so aware of the camera placement. – Peter Weir

171868. All the characters and plots were predetermined. Games make bad plots. – Margaret Weis

171869. Hope is the denial of reality. – Margaret Weis

171870. I like working closely with artists. I think that’s very important in fantasy and science fiction – the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters. – Margaret Weis

171871. In Endless Quest books, you start the plot, and the character has to make choices. Then you have to write one choice over here, one choice over there. The author might get one or two choices out. – Margaret Weis

171872. We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes mismatches between old expectations and current realities. – Anne C. Weisberg

171873. We felt often that we were perceived as mothers trying to be lawyers, while a male colleague of ours who had a young child was perceived as a lawyer who also happened to be a father. – Anne C. Weisberg

171874. Lunch? You gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps. – Stanley Weiser

171875. What’s worth doing is worth doing for money. – Stanley Weiser

171876. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place. – Stanley Weiser

171877. The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind. – Adam Weishaupt

171878. When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished. – Adam Weishaupt

171879. The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men. – Adam Weishaupt

171880. The hankering of the mind is irresistible. – Adam Weishaupt

171881. The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members. – Adam Weishaupt

171882. Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe? – Adam Weishaupt

171883. Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery. – Adam Weishaupt

171884. Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. – Adam Weishaupt

171885. My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults. – Adam Weishaupt

171886. Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish. – Adam Weishaupt

171887. It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. – Adam Weishaupt

171888. In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head. – Adam Weishaupt

171889. I did not bring Deism into Bavaria. – Adam Weishaupt

171890. I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati. – Adam Weishaupt

171891. G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati. – Adam Weishaupt

171892. And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it. – Adam Weishaupt

171893. But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents. – Adam Weishaupt

171894. But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon. – Adam Weishaupt

171895. Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination. – Adam Weishaupt

171896. This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice. – Adam Weishaupt

171897. The Obama administration has now taken exactly the same position as the Bush administration. I don’t see how you can keep people from knowing who visits the White House and adhere to a policy of openness and transparency. – Anne Weismann

171898. We’re all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don’t know the way out. – Peter Weiss

171899. Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports. – Bernice Weissbourd

171900. But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded, the role of the family has remained constant and it continues to be the major institution through which children pass en route to adulthood. – Bernice Weissbourd

171901. Awareness has changed so that every act for children, every piece of legislation recognizes that children are part of families and that it is within families that children grow and thrive or don’t. – Bernice Weissbourd

171902. Because it’s not only that a child is inseparable from the family in which he lives, but that the lives of families are determined by the community in which they live and the cultural tradition from which they come. – Bernice Weissbourd

171903. Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely. – Johnny Weissmuller

171904. All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp. – Johnny Weissmuller

171905. With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower. – Johnny Weissmuller

171906. When people don’t know me any more or want my autograph, then I’ll think about retiring. – Johnny Weissmuller

171907. We didn’t have the lane ropes, we had to get up higher in the water to avoid the little waves. – Johnny Weissmuller

171908. Treat your body well, and it’ll see you through for many years. – Johnny Weissmuller

171909. Throughout my career I swam for form. Speed came as a result of it. – Johnny Weissmuller

171910. The William Morris Agency handled me. In that business, you’re only as good as your last picture. – Johnny Weissmuller

171911. The director sent for me for Tarzan. I climbed the tree and walked out on a limb. The next day I was told I was an actor. – Johnny Weissmuller

171912. I never lost a freestyle race. Never. Not even in the YMCA. – Johnny Weissmuller

171913. I need freedom to be happy. – Johnny Weissmuller

171914. I learned to yodel pretty well. It took me a few months, but I eventually perfected it. – Johnny Weissmuller

171915. I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars. – Johnny Weissmuller

171916. I could make good time because I was so long and skinny, shooting through the water like a stick. – Johnny Weissmuller

171917. Can you imagine – a blond Tarzan? – Johnny Weissmuller

171918. No marriage can stand up under the strain of incessant association. – Johnny Weissmuller

171919. How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million? – Johnny Weissmuller

171920. Psychologists have set about describing the true nature of women with a certainty and a sense of their own infallibility rarely found in the secular world. – Naomi Weisstein

171921. In some extremely important ways, people are what you expect them to be, or at least they behave as you expect them to behave. – Naomi Weisstein

171922. In L.A., unless you’ve just won an Oscar or you’re Mr. Studio Head, no one talks to you. Even at parties. – Rachel Weisz

171923. It is a political thriller. It’s very action packed and it’s very exciting, but at the same time it’s a very big soulful love story about longing and loss. They’re not separate, they’re completely dependent on one another. – Rachel Weisz

171924. It’s also that comedians don’t have the kind of narcissism that actors have. They’re writers who perform their own material. It’s more interesting. And they’re sexy because they risk more. Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone. – Rachel Weisz

171925. L.A. makes you feel ugly. – Rachel Weisz

171926. People find out I’m an actress and I see that ‘whore’ look flicker across their eyes. – Rachel Weisz

171927. That was me under the bath and the water being held down. The director wanted it to look as real as possible so he told Keanu, in front of me, don’t go easy on her. So it was scary. – Rachel Weisz

171928. The older you get the more capable you get at managing life. – Rachel Weisz

171929. There’s not much room for eccentricity in Hollywood, and eccentricity is what’s sexy in people. – Rachel Weisz

171930. As Ralph’s character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That’s the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul. – Rachel Weisz

171931. If I’m just in dungarees, I don’t think I would intimidate anyone. – Rachel Weisz

171932. You have to be quite stupid to act. – Rachel Weisz

171933. I don’t believe your soul mate has to share your politics. – Rachel Weisz

171934. If I went out in killer heels and full makeup, blow dry, the whole thing – anyone dressed up like that could be intimidating to men and women, really. It’s so, look at me. Do you know what I mean? But I love women. – Rachel Weisz

171935. I find Hollywood really toxic. – Rachel Weisz

171936. As a child I was the best tree climber in our neighbourhood, I was like a little monkey. I’ve never been afraid of hurting myself or a little physical discomfort. – Rachel Weisz

171937. I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn’t care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don’t like people. It’s not at all like the relationship between horses and humans. – Rachel Weisz

171938. I moved to New York last year and I love it. It’s a huge change and I’ve always wanted to spend time there. It’s like a more intense London, and everything’s up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food’s better. – Rachel Weisz

171939. I prefer being as far from the centre of celebrity as possible. – Rachel Weisz

171940. I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to themselves or living on the outskirts. – Rachel Weisz

171941. I think London’s sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics. – Rachel Weisz

171942. I was advised by an American agent when I was about 19 to change my surname. – Rachel Weisz

171943. I’ve always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right. – Rachel Weisz

171944. Honey, have you ever seen a man knitting socks? – Ezer Weizman

171945. Leave my image alone… I will behave as I think I should and I will not change anything. – Ezer Weizman

171946. We have a country that is in a very delicate situation. – Ezer Weizman

171947. Give it a kick at the right place and it’ll work. – Ezer Weizman

171948. Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it. – Chaim Weizmann

171949. I head a nation of a million presidents. – Chaim Weizmann

171950. Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them. – Chaim Weizmann

171951. Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance. – Richard von Weizsaecker

171952. Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection. – Richard von Weizsaecker

171953. All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone. – Richard von Weizsaecker

171954. I loved music, but I found myself at the point where I wanted to die. I didn’t care about life. – Brian Welch

171955. I think I hit the bottom when my wife left me while I was on the road. – Brian Welch

171956. I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody. – Brian Welch

171957. I’m real excited. I’m so blessed to have so much peace and joy inside. I just can’t keep quiet about it. – Brian Welch

171958. I’ve had a big heart my whole life; all the Korn fans know that. A lot of people told me that I was different. – Brian Welch

171959. It just broke my heart, and I had to get away from it. I love them to death, but they know how bad it got. It’s not their fault, but I couldn’t do that any longer. – Brian Welch

171960. These dudes were 30 years old, and they would compete about getting the best chick. That came before their friendships. Some of them treat women like they’re objects. I never felt like that. – Brian Welch

171961. I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn’t have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure. – Brian Welch

171962. We’ve only been wealthy in this country for 70 years. Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained? – Jack Welch

171963. If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them. – Jack Welch

171964. My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too. – Jack Welch

171965. Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition. – Jack Welch

171966. Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs. – Jack Welch

171967. The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%. – Jack Welch

171968. The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it. – Jack Welch

171969. The Internet is the Viagra of big business. – Jack Welch

171970. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. – Jack Welch

171971. We bring together the best ideas – turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies. – Jack Welch

171972. The team with the best players wins. – Jack Welch

171973. Change before you have to. – Jack Welch

171974. Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while. – Jack Welch

171975. If GE’s strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century. – Jack Welch

171976. Be candid with everyone. – Jack Welch

171977. Control your own destiny or someone else will. – Jack Welch

171978. Don’t manage – lead change before you have to. – Jack Welch

171979. Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. – Jack Welch

171980. Give me a highly successful unionized industry. – Jack Welch

171981. Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. – Jack Welch

171982. Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital – the world’s best talents and greatest ideas. – Jack Welch

171983. I was afraid of the internet… because I couldn’t type. – Jack Welch

171984. I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. – Jack Welch

171985. An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch

171986. The economic piece is still missing, since it’s so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they’re doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions. – James Welch

171987. My poems were just kind of all over the place. They had no focus, no location, nothing. Kind of a series of images that could have been set anywhere. A lot of the poems were just exercises for myself. – James Welch

171988. To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful. – James Welch

171989. The title of the poems was The Only Bar in Dixon. We sent it out to The New Yorker on a fluke, and they took them and printed all three in the same issue. – James Welch

171990. Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana. – James Welch

171991. Our literature is in great shape. – James Welch

171992. Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness. – James Welch

171993. I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller. – James Welch

171994. I wrote a lot in study hall to while away the hours. – James Welch

171995. I wander around, get the lay of the land and try to imagine what kind of people would have lived there in that historical period. What would they eat? What kind of clothing would they wear? How did they shelter themselves? How did they get around? – James Welch

171996. I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians. – James Welch

171997. I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don’t think your work is quite as universal. – James Welch

171998. Before, Indian people had been so defeated, they were always looking for outsiders, for the government, to somehow come in and fix things. But now, they seem to realize that they’re the only ones who can save themselves. – James Welch

171999. I do believe in the viability of Indian spiritualism. – James Welch

172000. In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost, I think it’s still the best way of looking at the world for Indians – better than any organized religion in this country. – James Welch

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