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180000 famous quotes part 173 – 172001 to 173000

172001. The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren’t very wealthy; they were on the fringes of society themselves. – James Welch

172002. It was more freeing, mainly because he’s so free anyway. He just is in his performance. So to mimic someone doing a free performance, well, that’s pretty freeing within itself. – Michael Welch

172003. In Boston they have gone from large autonomous high schools to smaller schools within the same building. – Michael Welch

172004. I know a lot of actors don’t watch themselves on TV, but I think it’s good to see how else you can improve. – Michael Welch

172005. I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it’s still my performance, it’s still my interpretation. I’m not going to, you know, be a clone – well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson! – Michael Welch

172006. We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise. – Raquel Welch

172007. The mind can also be an erogenous zone. – Raquel Welch

172008. I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states. – Raquel Welch

172009. You can’t fake listening. It shows. – Raquel Welch

172010. I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn’t bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can’t buy love. – Raquel Welch

172011. I couldn’t stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch – understand? – Raquel Welch

172012. Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict. – Raquel Welch

172013. Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I’m proud to be Latina. – Raquel Welch

172014. In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule. – Robert Welch

172015. We have seen a central government promote the power of labor-union bosses, and in turn be supported by that power, until it has become entirely too much a government of and for one class, which is exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted most to prevent. – Robert Welch

172016. The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they’re letting the worst patients run the place. – Robert Welch

172017. The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people. – Robert Welch

172018. We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives. – Robert Welch

172019. The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and privilege and good fortune can… become very onerous indeed. – Robert Welch

172020. The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow. – Robert Welch

172021. The American Republic was bound – is still bound – to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome. – Robert Welch

172022. Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy. – Robert Welch

172023. Neither facts nor pictures seem to sink into our centers of feeling any more. – Robert Welch

172024. It was under Wilson, of course, that the first huge parts of the Marxist program, such as the progressive income tax, were incorporated into the American system. – Robert Welch

172025. And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction. – Robert Welch

172026. There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own. – Robert Welch

172027. In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility. – Robert Welch

172028. All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing. – Robert Welch

172029. And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic. – Robert Welch

172030. For in the first place the American people could not have been swept too fast and too far in this movement without enough alarms being sounded to be heard and heeded. – Robert Welch

172031. For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction. – Robert Welch

172032. For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige. – Robert Welch

172033. His impact would have been of transient memory and comparatively small importance, had not that impact occurred at a time and in a way to make it supply particulars from which momentous generalizations can properly be projected. – Robert Welch

172034. In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority. – Robert Welch

172035. In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States. – Robert Welch

172036. In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form; and the feature of government to which they gave the most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances. – Robert Welch

172037. Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year. – Bill Weld

172038. People aren’t stupid. I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent. Now it’s 4 _ percent. We’ve got 1/4 million jobs that we’ve created. – Bill Weld

172039. Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea. – William Weld

172040. Managing people’s sex lives is something that I don’t think is a good role for government. – William Weld

172041. Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press. – William Weld

172042. Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don’t have an incentive to. – William Weld

172043. One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties. – William Weld

172044. Liberals often don’t see the problems, and conservatives don’t see the promise, of government. – William Weld

172045. So government acts as a safeguard of our property. – William Weld

172046. The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government. – William Weld

172047. The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts. – William Weld

172048. The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites. – William Weld

172049. It’s not good for government to tell people that the world owes them a living and that things are free. – William Weld

172050. We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody. – William Weld

172051. Micro managing anything is not a great role for government. – William Weld

172052. We need a complete ban on soft money, which is sort of an enveloping problem, and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race. – William Weld

172053. There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy. – William Weld

172054. Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that’s its highest and best application. – William Weld

172055. My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money, there is only taxpayer’s money, and that cut pretty deep. – William Weld

172056. It’s healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office. – William Weld

172057. Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that. – William Weld

172058. Government has a role as well in what is referred to as redistributive justice. – William Weld

172059. Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs. – William Weld

172060. I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs. – William Weld

172061. I don’t understand the Democrats’ approach to Social Security in this country, and I’m not alone. – William Weld

172062. If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social. – William Weld

172063. I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me. – William Weld

172064. I suggest to you that increasing the size of America’s economic pie – which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table – is the most important challenge facing our country today. – William Weld

172065. I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum. – William Weld

172066. I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness. – William Weld

172067. I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change. – William Weld

172068. I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. – William Weld

172069. Before my tenure, people didn’t seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government. – William Weld

172070. In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong. – William Weld

172071. The commission members themselves were never briefed on Able Danger. – Curt Weldon

172072. The mainstream media doesn’t want to get into this because they don’t want to know where this one goes. – Curt Weldon

172073. The Libyans gave us everything I asked for. – Curt Weldon

172074. The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me. – Curt Weldon

172075. The Pentagon today will not allow any of these people who work for the Pentagon, to talk to the media. They have gagged them from talking to members of Congress. – Curt Weldon

172076. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had and used significant weapons of mass destruction on his own people, both the Kurds and the Iranians. – Curt Weldon

172077. Two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole and then again two days before the attack, they saw through their analysis that a major event was going to occur in Yemen. They told the Navy not to bring the Cole into Yemen harbor. It went in and was attacked. – Curt Weldon

172078. We’re going to break a story that there are people on the staff on the 9-11 Commission that didn’t want the 9-11 Commissioners to know the details of Able Danger because of the potential to embarrass those commissioners. – Curt Weldon

172079. Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations. – Curt Weldon

172080. Able Danger was a top-secret military planning operation, established in ’99 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify cells of al-Qaida worldwide and to take out al Qaida terrorists. They identified five cells worldwide, one of them in Brooklyn. – Curt Weldon

172081. This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate. The American people need to have the answers. – Curt Weldon

172082. Our enemies and our would-be enemies are working very hard at cyberterrorism… They’re trying to level the playing field because they know they can’t beat us tank for tank, plane for plane. – Curt Weldon

172083. Now we have a whole separate supplier of data for Able Danger who’s verifying that same information. – Curt Weldon

172084. Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence could have allowed us to stop the hijackings. – Curt Weldon

172085. It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both, who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic. – Curt Weldon

172086. I would never jeopardize classified information to be brought out to the public. This information is all open source. There is no reason to worry about classification. It is simply an attempt by bureaucrats to cover their rear ends. – Curt Weldon

172087. I think Gadhafi is on the mark. And up until this point in time, I think they truly want to turn this around and become a positive player with the West after years and years of terrorism and stagnation. – Curt Weldon

172088. I am extremely disappointed by the actions of the 9/11 commission. – Curt Weldon

172089. Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He’s at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he’s under suspension. This is not America. – Curt Weldon

172090. Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals working for Special Forces in Tampa, Florida. The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20. – Curt Weldon

172091. With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys. – Curt Weldon

172092. How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth? – Curt Weldon

172093. The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq. That’s been documented. They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases, I think with weapons of mass destruction. – Curt Weldon

172094. No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction. – Fay Weldon

172095. Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. – Fay Weldon

172096. Men are irrelevant. – Fay Weldon

172097. Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens. – Fay Weldon

172098. Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest. – Fay Weldon

172099. People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe. – Fay Weldon

172100. The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world. – Fay Weldon

172101. The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies. – Fay Weldon

172102. There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow. – Fay Weldon

172103. We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends. – Fay Weldon

172104. Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it’s only when you have children that you realise you’re not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully. – Fay Weldon

172105. I love acting. It is so much more real than life. – Fay Weldon

172106. Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience. – Felix de Weldon

172107. The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art. – Felix de Weldon

172108. I finished my studies in England, I opened my studio in London, and the first one-man exhibit I had on Bond Street, which was opened by the Austrian ambassador. – Felix de Weldon

172109. The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly. – Lawrence Welk

172110. Conversation didn’t seem necessary when I put the accordion down and swung some young lady around the floor. – Lawrence Welk

172111. We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. – Lawrence Welk

172112. Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well. – Lawrence Welk

172113. One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters. – Lawrence Welk

172114. One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers. – Lawrence Welk

172115. Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns. – Lawrence Welk

172116. Sounds always fascinated me. – Lawrence Welk

172117. Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn’t speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education. – Lawrence Welk

172118. The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation’s little sisters. – Lawrence Welk

172119. The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh… was the place where Champagne Music was born. – Lawrence Welk

172120. When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh. – Lawrence Welk

172121. There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them. – Lawrence Welk

172122. This is the best biography by me I have ever read. – Lawrence Welk

172123. Whenever you have a minute I’d like to see you right now. – Lawrence Welk

172124. You know, it’s a long world. – Lawrence Welk

172125. Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God. – Lawrence Welk

172126. Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last. – Lawrence Welk

172127. I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band. – Lawrence Welk

172128. My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn’t know. – Lawrence Welk

172129. Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure. – Lawrence Welk

172130. Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God’s plan for my life. – Lawrence Welk

172131. It’s curious how we act in moments of personal despair. – Lawrence Welk

172132. In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it, folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of dancing seemed a good way to have it. – Lawrence Welk

172133. If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come. – Lawrence Welk

172134. If they can’t hum it after we play it, it’s not for us. – Lawrence Welk

172135. By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family. – Lawrence Welk

172136. If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes. – Lawrence Welk

172137. For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle. I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out. – Lawrence Welk

172138. I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me. – Lawrence Welk

172139. His act may start out slow, but it tapers off. – Lawrence Welk

172140. If I live to be 90, and I’m planning to, I’ll always love performing for a live audience. – Lawrence Welk

172141. I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers. Life seemed pleasant and orderly. – Lawrence Welk

172142. I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known; it was nice if you were successful, but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed. – Lawrence Welk

172143. I have never been an innovator, a creative genius. – Lawrence Welk

172144. I just had an idea that went right over my head. – Lawrence Welk

172145. I just wrote a book, but don’t go out and buy it yet, because I don’t think it’s finished yet. – Lawrence Welk

172146. I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion. – Lawrence Welk

172147. I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German. – Lawrence Welk

172148. I always worried I’d forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places. – Lawrence Welk

172149. Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine’s Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty. – Jerry Weller

172150. The tax code can be used to eliminate the toll booths on the information superhighway. – Jerry Weller

172151. Ban partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. – Jerry Weller

172152. The rail service is important for my district. – Jerry Weller

172153. Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district. – Jerry Weller

172154. No funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. – Jerry Weller

172155. Make it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. – Jerry Weller

172156. More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. – Jerry Weller

172157. Restrict bankruptcy rules. – Jerry Weller

172158. Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I’d sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person. – Paul Weller

172159. I don’t really wanna talk about politics, I’m not clever enough. – Paul Weller

172160. I think people are just really disappointed, disappointed with Blair as well, who’s just like Bush’s lapdog. I think everyone’s just disillusioned with politics in our country, and it must be the same in your country. – Paul Weller

172161. I think politicians are so far out of step with what people really want. – Paul Weller

172162. It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society. – Gideon Welles

172163. The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else. – Gideon Welles

172164. The War has been waged with success, although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes. But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter. – Gideon Welles

172165. This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them. – Gideon Welles

172166. During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge. – Jeanne Kohl Welles

172167. Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state; however, without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers’ expense. – Jeanne Kohl Welles

172168. We should not have our children going to school to learn how to become obese. – Jeanne Kohl Welles

172169. I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose. – Orson Welles

172170. If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. – Orson Welles

172171. I’ve always found it very sanitary to be broke. – Orson Welles

172172. I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act. – Orson Welles

172173. They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies. – Orson Welles

172174. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. – Orson Welles

172175. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. – Orson Welles

172176. Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. – Orson Welles

172177. I started at the top and worked my way down. – Orson Welles

172178. I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. – Orson Welles

172179. I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai. – Orson Welles

172180. I have an unfortunate personality. – Orson Welles

172181. I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts. – Orson Welles

172182. Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate. – Orson Welles

172183. Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. – Orson Welles

172184. The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful. – Orson Welles

172185. The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. – Orson Welles

172186. The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age. – Orson Welles

172187. The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism. – Orson Welles

172188. We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles

172189. When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends. – Orson Welles

172190. Personally, I don’t like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she’ll fool her husband, I figure she’ll fool me. – Orson Welles

172191. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. – Orson Welles

172192. The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. – Orson Welles

172193. Everybody denies I am a genius – but nobody ever called me one! – Orson Welles

172194. A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong. – Orson Welles

172195. Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. – Orson Welles

172196. At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable. – Orson Welles

172197. Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. – Orson Welles

172198. Criminals are never very amusing. It’s because they’re failures. Those who make real money aren’t counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem. – Orson Welles

172199. Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else. – Orson Welles

172200. Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that’s printed about him. – Orson Welles

172201. A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. – Orson Welles

172202. Fake is as old as the Eden tree. – Orson Welles

172203. Gluttony is not a secret vice. – Orson Welles

172204. Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. – Orson Welles

172205. Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid. – Orson Welles

172206. Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre. – Orson Welles

172207. Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation. – Orson Welles

172208. Now I’m an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions. – Orson Welles

172209. Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. – Orson Welles

172210. Only very intelligent people don’t wish they were in politics, and I’m dumb enough to want to be in there. – Orson Welles

172211. I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I’m pretty careful to lose most of them. – Orson Welles

172212. I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. – Orson Welles

172213. I don’t pray because I don’t want to bore God. – Orson Welles

172214. I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don’t think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money. – Orson Welles

172215. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. – Orson Welles

172216. Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won. – Arthur Wellesley

172217. When my journal appears, many statues must come down. – Arthur Wellesley

172218. The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill. – Arthur Wellesley

172219. The only thing I am afraid of is fear. – Arthur Wellesley

172220. The Lord’s prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals. – Arthur Wellesley

172221. The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. – Arthur Wellesley

172222. Publish and be damned. – Arthur Wellesley

172223. Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. – Arthur Wellesley

172224. I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example. – Arthur Wellesley

172225. I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me. – Arthur Wellesley

172226. Habit is ten times nature. – Arthur Wellesley

172227. Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. – Arthur Wellesley

172228. When one turns over in bed, it is time to turn out. – Arthur Wellesley

172229. Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious. – Arthur Wellesley

172230. It is not the business of generals to shoot one another. – Arthur Wellesley

172231. Being born in a stable does not make one a horse. – Arthur Wellesley

172232. All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship. – Julius Wellhausen

172233. Solomon’s temple also was designed to increase the attractiveness of the city of his residence. – Julius Wellhausen

172234. Until the building of Solomon’s temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand. – Julius Wellhausen

172235. The Law is never weary of again and again repeating its injunction of local unity of worship. – Julius Wellhausen

172236. The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority. – Julius Wellhausen

172237. The representation of the tabernacle arose out of the temple of Solomon as its root, in dependence on the sacred ark, for which there is early testimony, and which in the time of David, and also before it, was sheltered by a tent. – Julius Wellhausen

172238. The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings. – Julius Wellhausen

172239. To my thinking, this: – that the Priestly Code rests upon the result which is only the aim of Deuteronomy. – Julius Wellhausen

172240. The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation of the living continues to anoint, paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there. – Julius Wellhausen

172241. Jeremiah has to lament that there are as many altars as towns in Judah. – Julius Wellhausen

172242. It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own. – Julius Wellhausen

172243. It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle. – Julius Wellhausen

172244. From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, – and to a certain extent with justice. – Julius Wellhausen

172245. For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy. – Julius Wellhausen

172246. And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about the historical result of Josiah’s reformation. – Julius Wellhausen

172247. A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah. – Julius Wellhausen

172248. As we learn from the New Testament, the Jews and the Samaritans in the days of Jesus were not agreed on the question which was the proper place of worship, but that there could be only one was taken to be as certain as the unity of God Himself. – Julius Wellhausen

172249. One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David’s time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public. – Julius Wellhausen

172250. I like being in new places and seeing new sights. – Tom Welling

172251. I love having time to prepare my lines and more time off. – Tom Welling

172252. You know one of the things about going from modeling to acting is it’s so much more fulfilling. With modeling, you get your picture taken, which is great, good for you, you know? But in acting, you’re able to reach in and show a little bit more of yourself. – Tom Welling

172253. All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guess what was at the other side of the hill’. – Duke of Wellington

172254. Publish and be dammed. – Duke of Wellington

172255. Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained. – Duke of Wellington

172256. I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. – Duke of Wellington

172257. Our army is composed of the scum of the earth – the mere scum of the earth. – Duke of Wellington

172258. An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them. – Duke of Wellington

172259. As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, ‘I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do.’ – Duke of Wellington

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172260. Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with. – Bob Wells

172261. The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified. – Bob Wells

172262. For every action there is an equal and opposite government program. – Bob Wells

172263. Actions lie louder than words. – Bob Wells

172264. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention. – Carolyn Wells

172265. A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind’s eye. – Carolyn Wells

172266. Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive. – Carolyn Wells

172267. I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued. – Carolyn Wells

172268. It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library. And if a library have interest it is; if not, it isn’t. – Carolyn Wells

172269. Of two evils choose the prettier. – Carolyn Wells

172270. Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate – A thousand years of Middle Life. – Carolyn Wells

172271. A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. – Carolyn Wells

172272. If you are going to point a finger, you point it at me. – David Wells

172273. In my whole career, I’ve never seen this type of race that you had to wait for the last day. There’s so many teams that are involved. You’ve got to smile because we’re in it. – David Wells

172274. We had a pretty good lead, so why push it. – David Wells

172275. To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it’s unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true. – David Wells

172276. There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn’t make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks. – David Wells

172277. The money is great, no way am I complaining. – David Wells

172278. I’m not going to sit here and bash the manager, we have to regroup. – David Wells

172279. That’s me, I’m emotional. – David Wells

172280. I blame myself more so because I hung a curve. If you want to point a finger, point it at me. – David Wells

172281. I’m not making any excuses. I got my butt kicked in certain games. – David Wells

172282. I’m not going to make any excuses. I just went out and stunk it up tonight. – David Wells

172283. I’m not even close to those guys, but I don’t think anyone loves the game more than me. – David Wells

172284. I’m feeling pretty good right now, but I hope we can just win the whole thing and I can run off into the sunset and say good-bye. – David Wells

172285. I would have liked the old days. – David Wells

172286. I like the ball in a big game. I’m not afraid to take it. – David Wells

172287. I drank beer, and I had a career year. – David Wells

172288. The game has changed. What’s going on now is nonsense. You have guys complaining about not being paid. – David Wells

172289. Acting is my first love. – Dawn Wells

172290. Just because a woman is over 50 does not mean she no longer has anything to offer. If anything, we have so much more to offer! We have lived life, we get better with age. I do my best work now in my 60s. Sure, I could retire; but what would I do? Play Bingo? I think not! – Dawn Wells

172291. In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. – H. G. Wells

172292. The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. – H. G. Wells

172293. Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind. – H. G. Wells

172294. One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good. – H. G. Wells

172295. Our true nationality is mankind. – H. G. Wells

172296. Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable. – H. G. Wells

172297. Some people bear three kinds of trouble – the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have. – H. G. Wells

172298. The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. – H. G. Wells

172299. The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought. – H. G. Wells

172300. The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it? – H. G. Wells

172301. If we don’t end war, war will end us. – H. G. Wells

172302. The past is but the past of a beginning. – H. G. Wells

172303. Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. – H. G. Wells

172304. The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. – H. G. Wells

172305. The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. – H. G. Wells

172306. The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law. – H. G. Wells

172307. There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection. – H. G. Wells

172308. There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile. – H. G. Wells

172309. We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries. – H. G. Wells

172310. What really matters is what you do with what you have. – H. G. Wells

172311. While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful. – H. G. Wells

172312. You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something. – H. G. Wells

172313. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other. – H. G. Wells

172314. I had rather be called a journalist than an artist. – H. G. Wells

172315. Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. – H. G. Wells

172316. Advertising is legalized lying. – H. G. Wells

172317. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. – H. G. Wells

172318. After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true. – H. G. Wells

172319. Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. – H. G. Wells

172320. Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community. – H. G. Wells

172321. Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. – H. G. Wells

172322. Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth. – H. G. Wells

172323. History is a race between education and catastrophe. – H. G. Wells

172324. Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge. – H. G. Wells

172325. Human history in essence is the history of ideas. – H. G. Wells

172326. No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft. – H. G. Wells

172327. I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea. – H. G. Wells

172328. I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own. – H. G. Wells

172329. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. – H. G. Wells

172330. Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning. – H. G. Wells

172331. In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table. – H. G. Wells

172332. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not pay with their own. – H. G. Wells

172333. Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit. – H. G. Wells

172334. Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him. – H. G. Wells

172335. A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own. – H. G. Wells

172336. Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. – H. G. Wells

172337. Cynicism is humor in ill health. – H. G. Wells

172338. Westward, ever westward. – Henry Wells

172339. We are now after 7 months operation making money here. – Henry Wells

172340. The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law. – Ida B. Wells

172341. What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party. – Ida B. Wells

172342. Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place. The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually disappeared from the West. – Ida B. Wells

172343. There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms. – Ida B. Wells

172344. The white man’s dollar is his god, and to stop this will be to stop outrages in many localities. – Ida B. Wells

172345. The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled. – Ida B. Wells

172346. The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press. – Ida B. Wells

172347. The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense. – Ida B. Wells

172348. The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd. – Ida B. Wells

172349. The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes. – Ida B. Wells

172350. The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American. – Ida B. Wells

172351. The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival. – Ida B. Wells

172352. I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way… so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people. – Ida B. Wells

172353. The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder. – Ida B. Wells

172354. The appeal to the white man’s pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience. – Ida B. Wells

172355. Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter. – Ida B. Wells

172356. I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six miles on the back of a big mule. I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and cooking for the children and went back to my country school on Sunday afternoon. – Ida B. Wells

172357. If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. – Ida B. Wells

172358. In fact, for all kinds of offenses – and, for no offenses – from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same. – Ida B. Wells

172359. The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South. – Ida B. Wells

172360. Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. – Ida B. Wells

172361. Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so. – Ida B. Wells

172362. The Afro-American is not a bestial race. – Ida B. Wells

172363. No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders. – Ida B. Wells

172364. The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased. – Ida B. Wells

172365. Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense. – Ida B. Wells

172366. What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power, organization, and a sense of identity and purpose, not rarefied advice of political scientists. – Paul Wellstone

172367. The people of this country, not special interest big money, should be the source of all political power. – Paul Wellstone

172368. There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics. – Paul Wellstone

172369. There is a major ingredient missing from our perception of how changes are brought about; that ingredient is power. – Paul Wellstone

172370. We can and must move U.S. politics forward by means of committed participation. – Paul Wellstone

172371. What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves. – Paul Wellstone

172372. When too many Americans don’t vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action. – Paul Wellstone

172373. Why don’t we call on the credit card companies to be accountable? They need to be held accountable for their predatory lending practices. – Paul Wellstone

172374. Without trying, I’m different. – Paul Wellstone

172375. The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible. – Paul Wellstone

172376. Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision. – Paul Wellstone

172377. We can remake the world daily. – Paul Wellstone

172378. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. – Paul Wellstone

172379. The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society. – Paul Wellstone

172380. Politics is not about power. – Paul Wellstone

172381. The kind of national goal we ought to be thinking about is way beyond national product – it is how do we as a nation help our children be the best kinds of people they could possibly be? – Paul Wellstone

172382. Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine. – Paul Wellstone

172383. Politics isn’t about big money or power games; it’s about the improvement of people’s lives. – Paul Wellstone

172384. Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. – Paul Wellstone

172385. The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy. – Paul Wellstone

172386. The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better. – Paul Wellstone

172387. The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy. – Paul Wellstone

172388. Politics is not about money. – Paul Wellstone

172389. If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students? – Paul Wellstone

172390. If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them. – Paul Wellstone

172391. It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics. – Paul Wellstone

172392. Never separate the life you live from the words you speak. – Paul Wellstone

172393. Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future. – Paul Wellstone

172394. I’m short, I’m Jewish and I’m a liberal. – Paul Wellstone

172395. As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level. – Paul Wellstone

172396. Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people. – Paul Wellstone

172397. Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia. – Paul Wellstone

172398. I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn’t stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right. – Paul Wellstone

172399. I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines. – Paul Wellstone

172400. I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment. – Paul Wellstone

172401. I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. – Paul Wellstone

172402. I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power. – Paul Wellstone

172403. Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities. – Paul Wellstone

172404. Above and beyond the question of how to grow the economy there is a legitimate concern about how to grow the quality of our lives. – Paul Wellstone

172405. A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. – Paul Wellstone

172406. I don’t think politics has anything to do with left, right, or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people. – Paul Wellstone

172407. The first job of a writer is to be honest. – Irvine Welsh

172408. Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That’s what makes it what it is. – Irvine Welsh

172409. When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you’re doing is not any kind of public show, until you’re ready for it. – Irvine Welsh

172410. When I’m not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I’ve been writing quite constantly lately so I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction – philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies. – Irvine Welsh

172411. When I started off with Trainspotting, it was the way the characters came to me. That’s how they sounded to me. It seemed pretentious to sound any other way. I wasn’t making any kind of political statement. – Irvine Welsh

172412. When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I’d generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they’d turn into novels. I was biased toward music. – Irvine Welsh

172413. What worries me is the professionalism of everything. – Irvine Welsh

172414. There is a kind of mysticism to writing. – Irvine Welsh

172415. The establishment, the newspapers, they try to create something called Scottish literature, but when people are actually going to write, they are not going to necessarily prescribe to that, they’ll write what they feel. – Irvine Welsh

172416. I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. – Irvine Welsh

172417. I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships. – Irvine Welsh

172418. I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote. It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves. – Irvine Welsh

172419. There’s all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now, it’s a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society, similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society. – Irvine Welsh

172420. I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I’m writing I don’t like to read other fiction. – Irvine Welsh

172421. Sometimes there’s a snobbery among literary types that these people don’t really get it, but in a lot of ways they get it more than the literati. There’s a culture in the background that they understand and know. They get that deeper level. – Irvine Welsh

172422. I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative. – Irvine Welsh

172423. I’d always liked to read, but when I picked up books I wasn’t getting the same kind of excitement from them that I was from going out clubbing. I wanted to get the same kind of feel. – Irvine Welsh

172424. I’m always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don’t see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme. – Irvine Welsh

172425. I’m working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together. – Irvine Welsh

172426. It was around the summer of 1982 when the drug problem really impacted. It became a lifestyle rather than a recreation. When you start lying and stealing, you cannot con yourself you’re in control any more. – Irvine Welsh

172427. It’s different in Scotland. People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such, but the readership in general is really quite diverse. It’s a cliche, but it’s said that people who read my books don’t read any other books, and you do get that element. – Irvine Welsh

172428. I spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That’s what I hate about all this technology. – Irvine Welsh

172429. Basically, particularly in Britain, it’s a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books. – Irvine Welsh

172430. Every kind of book I’ve written has been written in a different way. There has not been any set time for writing, any set way, I haven’t re-invented the process every time but I almost have. – Irvine Welsh

172431. I didn’t have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself. – Irvine Welsh

172432. I enjoy the freedom of the blank page. – Irvine Welsh

172433. If you’re masochistic enough to program in ADA, we’re not going to stop you. – Matt Welsh

172434. Beware of a man with manners. – Eudora Welty

172435. The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. – Eudora Welty

172436. The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. – Eudora Welty

172437. Never think you’ve seen the last of anything. – Eudora Welty

172438. A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. – Eudora Welty

172439. I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within. – Eudora Welty

172440. It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass. – Eudora Welty

172441. All serious daring starts from within. – Eudora Welty

172442. Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame. – Eudora Welty

172443. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within. – Eudora Welty

172444. Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. – Eudora Welty

172445. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. – Eudora Welty

172446. To imagine yourself inside another person… is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose. – Eudora Welty

172447. Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. – Eudora Welty

172448. Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life. – Eudora Welty

172449. On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world. – Wim Wenders

172450. It’s very hard to find critics or a magazine today that will publish material that is genuinely independent and written without any concern about being cut off some distributor’s list or not be invited or flown into screenings. – Wim Wenders

172451. Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism. – Wim Wenders

172452. Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie. – Wim Wenders

172453. Maybe it’s the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice. – Wim Wenders

172454. Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it. – Wim Wenders

172455. In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world – in America first but also in Europe – has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance. – Wim Wenders

172456. Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. – Wim Wenders

172457. Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism. – Wim Wenders

172458. Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes. – Wim Wenders

172459. Take opera for example – to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money. – Wim Wenders

172460. The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit. – Wim Wenders

172461. The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in. – Wim Wenders

172462. The more opinions you have, the less you see. – Wim Wenders

172463. What is generally referred to as American-style films are, in fact, studio productions. – Wim Wenders

172464. Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed. – Wim Wenders

172465. Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon. – Wim Wenders

172466. So I am getting a little bored with defining one type of film as American and the other European or from somewhere else because the division is no longer true. – Wim Wenders

172467. In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down to four or five percent of the market, and the remaining 95 percent were American. It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions. – Wim Wenders

172468. Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings. – Wim Wenders

172469. Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it’s up to you. – Wim Wenders

172470. Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more. – Wim Wenders

172471. Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed. – Wim Wenders

172472. Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint, and this was true for all of the band members. This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul. – Wim Wenders

172473. For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury. – Wim Wenders

172474. For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it. – Wim Wenders

172475. I’m getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s. – Wim Wenders

172476. I’ve never been anywhere in my life like it and I only really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin. Everybody is much better off in these places, there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things. – Wim Wenders

172477. Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly. This no longer exists. – Wim Wenders

172478. But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive. – Wim Wenders

172479. In fact, it is amazing how much European films – Italian, French, German and English – have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years. – Wim Wenders

172480. I not only get recognized – I get recognized from behind. – George Wendt

172481. Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them. – Arsene Wenger

172482. Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together. – Arsene Wenger

172483. Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know. – Arsene Wenger

172484. Their diet is basically boiled vegetables, fish and rice. No fat, no sugar. You notice when you live there that there are no fat people. – Arsene Wenger

172485. We didn’t think he would play on Sunday because he was suspended – that makes me think he has all the qualities to join Arsenal! – Arsene Wenger

172486. Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure. – Arsene Wenger

172487. Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both. – Arsene Wenger

172488. You cannot say that you are happy when you don’t win. – Arsene Wenger

172489. It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game. – Arsene Wenger

172490. If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all. – Arsene Wenger

172491. I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential. – Arsene Wenger

172492. I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team think it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club and region. – Arsene Wenger

172493. I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables. – Arsene Wenger

172494. I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things. – Arsene Wenger

172495. As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong. – Arsene Wenger

172496. At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence. – Arsene Wenger

172497. He made the impossible possible. – Arsene Wenger

172498. I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying. – Arsene Wenger

172499. I’ll never forget anything about Middle Earth. That’s part of my memory now so I won’t miss anything. – David Wenham

172500. I’m becoming a frustrated director, I think, in an actor’s body. – David Wenham

172501. Some people would say I’ve made it now. – David Wenham

172502. Well you just have to own it, I suppose. Own the character, which is difficult. – David Wenham

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172503. I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process – the journey of the character. It’s like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy. – David Wenham

172504. All… religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest. – Thomas Wentworth

172505. There is a noble and a base side to every history. – Thomas Wentworth

172506. What are Raphael’s Madonnas but the shadow of a mother’s love, fixed in permanent outline forever? – Thomas Wentworth

172507. Can we ever really know anyone well? Let’s just say we often found ourselves in each other’s company and neither of us minded. – Bernard Werber

172508. Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy. – Franz Werfel

172509. Yes, death is strong, but look you, the strongest, Stronger is music than death. – Franz Werfel

172510. I try to gauge whether a girl likes me before I make a move. I would write a page-long note to a girl.If she wrote a whole page back, I knew she liked me, too. If she wrote back like two words, then I figured I’d move on. – Devon Werkheiser

172511. When you’re young you have no worries, no drama, only your imagination. It’s the best! – Devon Werkheiser

172512. Sometimes I wish the girl would make the first move. – Devon Werkheiser

172513. My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I’m asleep. But it never works. – Devon Werkheiser

172514. I do believe in ghosts. Freaky things will happen, and I’m like, ‘The wind didn’t do that! Some spirit did’. – Devon Werkheiser

172515. I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done. – Devon Werkheiser

172516. I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it’s nice to go out there and clear my head. – Devon Werkheiser

172517. I like a girl to look relaxed. Tight jeans and rock t-shirts are cute! – Devon Werkheiser

172518. I have parents come up to me and say, ‘I don’t know who you are, but my kid wants his picture taken with you.’ – Devon Werkheiser

172519. Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life. – Devon Werkheiser

172520. Acting will always be my first passion, it’s what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough to do it the rest of my life. – Devon Werkheiser

172521. I have the biggest sweet tooth. After the holidays, I gotta start working out. – Devon Werkheiser

172522. I am married to the theater, and the films are only my mistress. – Oskar Werner

172523. I’m married to the theater but my mistress is the films. – Oskar Werner

172524. Whatever happened to the good old days: you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering? – Arnold Wesker

172525. God is gone up on high with a triumphant noise. – Charles Wesley

172526. Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done. – Charles Wesley

172527. God buries His workmen but carries on His work. – Charles Wesley

172528. Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write. – Mary Wesley

172529. You know what it’s like to persuade a pigheaded child to do something they don’t want to. If they hear the same suggestion from someone else, they’ll go right off and do it. – Mary Wesley

172530. Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience. I have been reminded of people and events, real and imaginary which have been part of my life. This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me. – Mary Wesley

172531. Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle. – Mary Wesley

172532. We’re all like children. We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death, stopping thinking, trying to find out things, going on learning. – Mary Wesley

172533. We all lie to each other, present some sort of front. – Mary Wesley

172534. Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They’re often much happier, because they don’t go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love. – Mary Wesley

172535. Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn’t afford to run a car. – Mary Wesley

172536. They may turn out to be a great disappointment, or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises. – Mary Wesley

172537. That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don’t understand. – Mary Wesley

172538. Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety. – Mary Wesley

172539. People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier. – Mary Wesley

172540. Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it’s a lot of fun! – Mary Wesley

172541. A lot of people stop short. They don’t actually die but they say, ‘Right I’m old, and I’m going to retire,’ and then they dwindle into nothing. They go off to Florida and become jolly boring. – Mary Wesley

172542. My father was a soldier and my mother was a great mover. She once counted up how many places she had lived in during the first 25 years of her marriage and it came to 20. – Mary Wesley

172543. It was pretty awful for us children because we never really knew the local children. Mother was keen for us to learn languages, so our travels took us to France and Italy, as well as the West Country. – Mary Wesley

172544. It seemed sensible to move to a market town where I could walk everywhere. – Mary Wesley

172545. In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That’s terribly important, especially for a writer. – Mary Wesley

172546. Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I’ve fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse. – Mary Wesley

172547. I was sent to a finishing school, which didn’t last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I ‘came out’ before going to a domestic science school. – Mary Wesley

172548. I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities throwing stones at the farm animals. When we explained that if you did that you wouldn’t have any milk, meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals. – Mary Wesley

172549. I never really know the title of a book until it’s finished. – Mary Wesley

172550. I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia’s appearances to the reader’s imagination. – Mary Wesley

172551. I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs. – Mary Wesley

172552. I always read that men don’t like intelligent girls, but I’ve always found the reverse. – Mary Wesley

172553. Each marriage has to be judged separately, and we never know what’s going on in another person’s marriage. – Mary Wesley

172554. I don’t write for any particular kind of person. – Mary Wesley

172555. My first husband would never make up his mind in less than five years, so I used to get him to think that whatever course of action needed to be taken was his idea. Then he’d go right ahead. – Mary Wesley

172556. I have a garden, and I’m passionately interested in young people. – Mary Wesley

172557. Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress, Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please. – Samuel Wesley

172558. I’d never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people’s work since I didn’t care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings. – Tom Wesselmann

172559. I didn’t want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months. – Tom Wesselmann

172560. How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go. – Adam West

172561. I’ve always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around. – Adam West

172562. As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out. – Allen West

172563. You had 42 blacks that ran on the Republican ticket this Cycle, 14 made of them made it to the general election and two of us made it to the House of Representatives. So I think that there is a new movement that needs to have a voice in the Congressional Black Caucus. – Allen West

172564. When dealing with illegal immigration, the answer is simple; enforce Constitutional mandates, and you will protect Floridians and the American people. – Allen West

172565. Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement. We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws. – Allen West

172566. This liberal progressive agenda… is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic. – Allen West

172567. This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country. – Allen West

172568. So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol. – Allen West

172569. Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol. – Allen West

172570. Our purpose is to be up here to resolve these issues. Our purpose is to be up here and represent the people. – Allen West

172571. One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality. – Allen West

172572. No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you’ve seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling. – Allen West

172573. I think that this liberal progressive agenda is not the thing that the American people want and it’s antithesis to who we are as a constitutional republic. – Allen West

172574. A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat. – Allen West

172575. I support transitioning from the progressive tax to a flat tax system – both individual and corporate/business. – Allen West

172576. I think that if we get back to some basic fundamental principles, we can make sure that we resolve the issues. And I think that that’s what the Tea Party was all about. It’s getting back to a constitutional conservative government. And that is limited, but it’s also effective and efficient. I think that that’s what we’ll be able to do. – Allen West

172577. A kiss from my mother made me a painter. – Benjamin West

172578. I don’t get to watch Futurama, until it’s on TV. – Billy West

172579. It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there’d be celestial-mechanics jokes. – Billy West

172580. Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery ’cause of the release you sign that says there’s always a very small percent chance that you’ll die during the operation. – Billy West

172581. The problem is we need much more moral content. – Cornel West

172582. We had a much deeper sense of community in ’67 than we do in ’97. This is important to say that not in a nostalgic way because it’s not as if ’67 was a time when things were so good. – Cornel West

172583. Apparently it’ll all settle down and they’ll forget about it soon. – Dominic West

172584. It would have been an interesting run if we hadn’t gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose. – Dominic West

172585. The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction. – Dominic West

172586. There is no life that does not contribute to history. – Dorothy West

172587. I was lucky enough to meet the Material Girl twice. – Eric West

172588. The support this city and our fans have shown the Grizzlies made my decision to stay in Memphis an easy one. Memphis deserves a championship team, and I am committed to that. – Jerry West

172589. It’s discouraging for me to come out there and watch the lack of fan support for a good team. – Jerry West

172590. I don’t know anything else but the Lakers. This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player. It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation. – Jerry West

172591. When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough. – Jerry West

172592. You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. – Jerry West

172593. To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It’s great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don’t believe that. – Jerry West

172594. Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t. – Jerry West

172595. The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness. – Jessamyn West

172596. If you train people properly, they won’t be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier. – Jessamyn West

172597. Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool’s paradise when that’s the only paradise he’ll ever have a chance to enter. – Jessamyn West

172598. Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. – Jessamyn West

172599. Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary. – Jessamyn West

172600. The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. – Jessamyn West

172601. You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it. – Jessamyn West

172602. Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. – Jessamyn West

172603. We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions. – Jessamyn West

172604. There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive. – Jessamyn West

172605. The source of one’s joy is also often the source of one’s sorrow. – Jessamyn West

172606. The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate. – Jessamyn West

172607. Nothing is so dear as what you’re about to leave. – Jessamyn West

172608. Teaching is the royal road to learning. – Jessamyn West

172609. We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint? – Jessamyn West

172610. A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. – Jessamyn West

172611. The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. – Jessamyn West

172612. Groan and forget it. – Jessamyn West

172613. Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. – Jessamyn West

172614. Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free. – Jessamyn West

172615. A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. – Jessamyn West

172616. Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract. – Jessamyn West

172617. A rattlesnake that doesn’t bite teaches you nothing. – Jessamyn West

172618. A big iron needle stitching the country together. – Jessamyn West

172619. If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one. – Jessamyn West

172620. I’ve done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt. – Jessamyn West

172621. In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her? – Jessamyn West

172622. In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults. – Jessamyn West

172623. It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. – Jessamyn West

172624. Justice is a terrible but necessary thing. – Jessamyn West

172625. A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. – Jessamyn West

172626. If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food. – Kanye West

172627. We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it. – Kanye West

172628. This dark diction has become America’s addiction. – Kanye West

172629. They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh? – Kanye West

172630. Nothing in life is promised except death. – Kanye West

172631. I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying. – Kanye West

172632. I know I got angels watchin me from the other side. – Kanye West

172633. I don’t know what’s better gettin’ laid or gettin’ paid. – Kanye West

172634. I ain’t here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus. – Kanye West

172635. George Bush doesn’t care about black people. – Kanye West

172636. People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try. – Kanye West

172637. If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed. – Kanye West

172638. Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for. – Mae West

172639. Any time you’ve got nothing to do and lots of time to do it come on up. – Mae West

172640. Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. – Mae West

172641. Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. – Mae West

172642. Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up. – Mae West

172643. Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else. – Mae West

172644. A man in the house is worth two in the street. – Mae West

172645. He who hesitates is a damned fool. – Mae West

172646. Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided. – Mae West

172647. An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises. – Mae West

172648. All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. – Mae West

172649. A man’s kiss is his signature. – Mae West

172650. A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction. – Mae West

172651. A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. – Mae West

172652. A hard man is good to find. – Mae West

172653. A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. – Mae West

172654. Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you. – Mae West

172655. A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love. – Mae West

172656. It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it. – Mae West

172657. The best way to hold a man is in your arms. – Mae West

172658. The score never interested me, only the game. – Mae West

172659. Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often. – Mae West

172660. To err is human, but it feels divine. – Mae West

172661. Too much of a good thing can be taxing. – Mae West

172662. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. – Mae West

172663. Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. – Mae West

172664. When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. – Mae West

172665. Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from. – Mae West

172666. Personally, I like two types of men – domestic and foreign. – Mae West

172667. When women go wrong, men go right after them. – Mae West

172668. Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried. – Mae West

172669. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

172670. Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired. – Mae West

172671. Look your best – who said love is blind? – Mae West

172672. Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is. – Mae West

172673. Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring. – Mae West

172674. One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it. – Mae West

172675. Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. – Mae West

172676. Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. – Mae West

172677. It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any. – Mae West

172678. Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache. – Mae West

172679. It is better to be looked over than overlooked. – Mae West

172680. Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you. – Mae West

172681. It’s not what I do, but the way I do it. It’s not what I say, but the way I say it. – Mae West

172682. It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men. – Mae West

172683. It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean. – Mae West

172684. It takes two to get one in trouble. – Mae West

172685. When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. – Mae West

172686. Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art. – Mae West

172687. I like a man who’s good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one. – Mae West

172688. I see you’re a man with ideals. I better be going before you’ve still got them. – Mae West

172689. I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked. – Mae West

172690. Personality is the most important thing to an actress’s success. – Mae West

172691. I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them. – Mae West

172692. I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway. – Mae West

172693. I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you. – Mae West

172694. She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong. – Mae West

172695. His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork. – Mae West

172696. When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better. – Mae West

172697. I like restraint, if it doesn’t go too far. – Mae West

172698. I never loved another person the way I loved myself. – Mae West

172699. I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. – Mae West

172700. I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men? – Mae West

172701. I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported. – Mae West

172702. I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it. – Mae West

172703. He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. – Mae West

172704. Sex is emotion in motion. – Mae West

172705. Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. – Mae West

172706. Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain. – Mae West

172707. Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they’re doing and saying in films right now just shouldn’t be allowed. There’s no dignity anymore and I think that’s very important. – Mae West

172708. If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning. – Mae West

172709. I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. – Mae West

172710. I’ve been in more laps than a napkin. – Mae West

172711. I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing. – Mae West

172712. I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action. – Mae West

172713. I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. – Mae West

172714. I’d like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do. – Mae West

172715. I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. – Mae West

172716. I speak two languages, Body and English. – Mae West

172717. I’ve been things and seen places. – Mae West

172718. None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what’s going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature. – Morris West

172719. Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. – Morris West

172720. All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members. – Morris West

172721. And I’ve always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people. – Morris West

172722. Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside! – Morris West

172723. I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here. – Morris West

172724. I’ve always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people. – Morris West

172725. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying. – Morris West

172726. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. – Morris West

172727. Once you accept the existence of God – however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him – then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things. – Morris West

172728. The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through. – Morris West

172729. There are still things I want to do but they’re not necessary for me to do. I’m not clinging to anything that I can’t open my hands and let go. – Morris West

172730. Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we’re talking about, the ever turning wheel. – Morris West

172731. You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. – Morris West

172732. You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection. – Morris West

172733. If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence, his noblest function is the search for truth. – Morris West

172734. Numbers constitute the only universal language. – Nathanael West

172735. Yet as a team, we can pull together to do some incredible work. – Randy West

172736. I’m always most excited about the job I’m doing at the present, and that’s especially true about ‘Price’ because of my respect for the show and it’s production team. – Randy West

172737. Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on ‘Press Your Luck’. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money. – Randy West

172738. As an announcer, ‘The Price Is Right’ is the mother of all shows not only because of its legacy, but because it is by far the most demanding game show. – Randy West

172739. As I slowly managed to take what I had learned into a transition from contestant to announcer and warm-up, I first had to prove myself on pilots. And as you know, many pilots are taped for each show that is lucky enough to breakthrough to being a series. – Randy West

172740. At Johnny’s suggestion I pursued a career in radio that eventually brought me to Los Angeles. – Randy West

172741. Because many of us have been in game shows for some time, there’s always someone around who can share a story of Johnny O or Jay Stewart that I never heard. – Randy West

172742. Because of my tremendous respect for Bob Barker and for the show’s high standards of professionalism I consider this a tremendous honor that few announcers have ever been treated to. Both Rod’s and Johnny’s shoes are huge; I can’t think about filling them. – Randy West

172743. Because these show are live, script pages are being switched during the program and new commercial teases might be yelled in your ear with just enough time to scribble them on scrap paper before reading them. – Randy West

172744. But day in and day out, the most stimulating part of the work is being a member of a team of so many very bright, articulate and talented professionals. – Randy West

172745. For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members’ enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful. – Randy West

172746. From my years of work with so many game show production companies and their producers I’m probably no longer eligible to be a contestant on any American game show. – Randy West

172747. I enjoy ‘Supermarket Sweep’ because of its adlib demands in following the fast action. – Randy West

172748. If you have real passion for a career in game shows, be willing to serve an apprenticeship; it’s the best way to learn. – Randy West

172749. It seems that no two people came to this specialized area of work via the exact same route. – Randy West

172750. Most producers I’ve known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes ‘Jeopardy!’ so great. – Randy West

172751. You see and work with many of the same people over and over again; they are all specialists in what they do. I could never do their jobs, and they say they wouldn’t know how to start to do a warm-up. – Randy West

172752. ‘Press Your Luck’ was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments. – Randy West

172753. Remember, while the work can sometimes appear to be simple to a viewer, the ability to perform expertly, consistently, precisely, over and over again, under pressure and on demand is what’s needed. – Randy West

172754. That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did. – Randy West

172755. That’s where this exciting bundle of energy and joy named Johnny Olson made his entrance and ultimately did the announcing. I had never seen anything like what I was involved in for the next 15 minutes! – Randy West

172756. ‘What’s My Line’ 1971 was a magical experience as I was still in my teens, and it was my first appearance. You know how they say you never forget ‘your first’! – Randy West

172757. Over the long hours of taping 5, 6 or 7 episodes a day, we develop a great sense of family. – Randy West

172758. I can say without hesitation that there is certainly no greater show to be a contestant on than ‘Price’ – the prizes can be huge, and the whole world loves and watches the show. It’s an American institution! – Randy West

172759. Of course watching a particularly exciting game or a wonderful contestant is always a joy. – Randy West

172760. Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste. – Rebecca West

172761. There is in every one of us an unending see-saw between the will to live and the will to die. – Rebecca West

172762. Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person’s mind. – Rebecca West

172763. We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy. – Rebecca West

172764. There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience. – Rebecca West

172765. Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. – Rebecca West

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172766. There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence. – Rebecca West

172767. The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. – Rebecca West

172768. The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one’s mere personal life, that one has merely lived. – Rebecca West

172769. The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. – Rebecca West

172770. The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy. – Rebecca West

172771. It is always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster. – Rebecca West

172772. Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. – Rebecca West

172773. Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one’s own Trojan horse. – Rebecca West

172774. Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. – Rebecca West

172775. Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space. – Rebecca West

172776. It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. – Rebecca West

172777. It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk. – Rebecca West

172778. People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. – Rebecca West

172779. There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all. – Rebecca West

172780. A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere. – Rebecca West

172781. All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears. – Rebecca West

172782. Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. – Rebecca West

172783. Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is. – Rebecca West

172784. He is every other inch a gentleman. – Rebecca West

172785. Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself. – Rebecca West

172786. I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. – Rebecca West

172787. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. – Rebecca West

172788. International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge. – Rebecca West

172789. I write books to find out about things. – Rebecca West

172790. I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet? – Rebecca West

172791. A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample. – Rebecca West

172792. Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. – Rebecca West

172793. Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts. – Rebecca West

172794. God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. – Rebecca West

172795. Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. – Rebecca West

172796. Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats. – Rebecca West

172797. But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example. – Rebecca West

172798. We’ll be back. I promise you that. – Samuel West

172799. It would’ve been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant. – Samuel West

172800. I’m not very good at relaxing. Reading’s the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don’t think there’s a moment of the day when I wouldn’t be if I was left alone. – Samuel West

172801. I’m lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there’s ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me. – Samuel West

172802. I mean I think children love the idea that there are different viewpoints and different words for things and different worlds. And the more that they pretend to be other people, the harder it is for them to hate them and misunderstand them when they grow up. – Samuel West

172803. I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn’t stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom. – Samuel West

172804. At heart, this job is about continuing to make great theatre for the people of Sheffield – a city I’ve known and loved since childhood. – Samuel West

172805. Books don’t exist unless you read them. And it’s a two way process – you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they’re just marks. – Samuel West

172806. But it’s cool to be noticed for the smallest part of that. – Shane West

172807. But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun. – Shane West

172808. By my senior year in high school, I was friends with every group. – Shane West

172809. Girls started noticing me a little bit more in senior year, and junior year, and that was weird. – Shane West

172810. Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film. – Shane West

172811. Because A Walk To Remember had come out and it had made money and I got a lot of congratulations at that time as it happens out there. – Shane West

172812. At the same time, reading an action script… It makes me wonder. Was The Matrix a good script? I don’t know. – Shane West

172813. I met some friends in the end of 10th, beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides. – Shane West

172814. Right now, my favorite game is Resident Evil 2. – Shane West

172815. I’ve never had a day job. I’ve been very fortunate. – Shane West

172816. I’ve always been a big fan of Bill Paxton, and I met him at the American Pie premiere. – Shane West

172817. I’m not giving up acting, I’m definitely not going to stop. – Shane West

172818. I’m going to do my best to do both and die of an ulcer at age 30. – Shane West

172819. I’m 25, but I was a kid on the set. But everybody was really great. – Shane West

172820. Sexy is kind of like an aura around someone. – Shane West

172821. I used to comb my hair back and do stupid stuff. – Shane West

172822. We are meeting with Sony, and we have a couple of other labels that suddenly have interest and that’s really great because none of them have actually heard our stuff. – Shane West

172823. I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me. – Shane West

172824. I found out some really cool ways to swing around the Winchester. – Shane West

172825. He’s a guy’s guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions – don’t imitate Sean Connery’s voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it. – Shane West

172826. I usually think in terms of music. – Shane West

172827. To me, the 90’s signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands. – Shane West

172828. When what’s around you – such as scripts, or like me being on the show and playing 18, now me doing this film playing 18 – it’s kind of been what’s been there for me. – Shane West

172829. Sexy, to me, doesn’t have anything to do with beautiful. – Shane West

172830. What I got out of it was a great experience working with great people and it becoming a tremendous – basically – a family at the end that none of us wanted to leave. – Shane West

172831. You’re not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are, politically, or socially, and they’ll get you for it, they’ll hunt you down. That’s the really frightening thing. – Timothy West

172832. The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho about the whole thing of war. – Timothy West

172833. Lord Chamberlain’s readers or controllers, which were a handful of people working directly to him, were a very assorted group of people and some of them tried very hard to be as liberal as they could. – Timothy West

172834. No producer should revive a play unless they have a very good reason for it. I think there’s quite enough about a good play to make it available to new audiences. – Timothy West

172835. Suddenly we saw that you could do plays about real life, and people had been doing them for some time, but they weren’t always getting to the audiences. They were performed in little, tiny, theatres. – Timothy West

172836. The classical writers… playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically. – Timothy West

172837. The foyers now look ridiculously small to us because not all that many people used them. – Timothy West

172838. The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else. – Timothy West

172839. There was no real fringe theatre in London until way after the war, so either a play was done secretly with a club licence or it was done openly and had to be assessed along with everything else. – Timothy West

172840. There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you’d owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way. – Timothy West

172841. Towards the end of the Lord Chamberlain’s era, when his hold was being loosened, private prosecutions began to happen. A member of staff at the Royal Court ordered to stop the play, and the police were brought in. – Timothy West

172842. When you’re writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much. – Timothy West

172843. I don’t believe in right-angled turning points. – Timothy West

172844. In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities. – Timothy West

172845. I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink. – Timothy West

172846. Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language. – Timothy West

172847. Anybody can decide if they have got the money to fight a case if they don’t like a particular thing, and they complain to the watch committee, local council or whatever. – Timothy West

172848. A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about the characters than they know about themselves. – Timothy West

172849. I’m reluctant to use the word class so much. – Timothy West

172850. So much of our future lies in preserving our past. – Peter Westbrook

172851. What we can do for another is the test of powers; what we can suffer is the test of love. – Brooke Foss Westcott

172852. Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become. – Brooke Foss Westcott

172853. It’s fun, but the fun is where it always was. I mean, it’s still fun to strap on my Les Paul in the basement and turn up the Marshall amp. I’m still 15. I still enjoy that as much as I ever did. – Paul Westerberg

172854. Although, my experience when I’ve been depressed, not only am I too depressed to sit down and write a song, I’m too depressed to pick up my feet. So if you can at least write about it, you’re halfway away from it. – Paul Westerberg

172855. Any musician who can stop may be a musician, but they’re no artist. If it’s in your blood, it can’t stop flowing. – Paul Westerberg

172856. I didn’t wake up one morning and not be in the Replacements. We’re all that forever, and I’ve just grown older. I mean, I haven’t lost anything. I’ve gained a few things. – Paul Westerberg

172857. I don’t think there’s anything that will make me stop doing it. There may be a time when it’s not available to anyone. You may have to come listen at my basement window… but I can’t stop. – Paul Westerberg

172858. I have my own language and it’s high time I put a little of it out there. – Paul Westerberg

172859. I sat through Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones like three times at the Skyway when it came out. – Paul Westerberg

172860. I think it should be evident by now, but I’m as lost as anyone. – Paul Westerberg

172861. I think of the Replacements only when they’re brought up to me. For two years, I’m at home, they don’t really cross my mind. I still hear them on the radio. I’m not ashamed of anything we did. – Paul Westerberg

172862. I’m beyond caring what anyone expects of me anymore. – Paul Westerberg

172863. I’m hard-pressed to think of a lot of great rock movies. – Paul Westerberg

172864. Actually, I’ve done it the other way so many times where you rehearse the band and you do the whole thing with lights, the show and the crew – everything. Then you see what happens and you’re already committed to dates. I’m just sort of putting out feelers this way. – Paul Westerberg

172865. I’ve had more people in my life take their lives than… I think it’s out of proportion with most people. I think a lot of them gravitate towards me because of the music. – Paul Westerberg

172866. I forever felt that I’ve fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock ‘n’ roll and too old to be brand-new. It’s hard. – Paul Westerberg

172867. It’s like, it’s up to the people to fall in love with the song. The record company can only do so much. – Paul Westerberg

172868. It’s my first record since my son is old enough to understand and I can’t even show it to him. Yes, it’s affected me, probably in the opposite of how anyone would have thought. – Paul Westerberg

172869. Oddly, when I started to make the record, I wasn’t aware I was making a record. I just was sort of disgusted with the whole thing and sequestered myself in the basement and started playing the piano just for something to do. – Paul Westerberg

172870. Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don’t understand the concept. – Paul Westerberg

172871. Right now, it hasn’t affected my music other than the fact that I don’t have time to write any of it. That’s no different from when I first started and I lived at home. I would play the guitar in the afternoon and then my mom or my dad would come home and I’d have to quit. – Paul Westerberg

172872. So I figured in keeping with the record, I’d do something off the wall which is show up for free and wing it… I don’t know, I’m just going to play some songs. I think it’ll be fun. – Paul Westerberg

172873. Stick with your heart and you’ll be fine. – Paul Westerberg

172874. The best I can say is that it’s better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It’s better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily. – Paul Westerberg

172875. The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not. – Paul Westerberg

172876. A rock’n’roll band needs to be able to get under people’s skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat. – Paul Westerberg

172877. I’m not dissatisfied with my place in it rock ‘n’ roll. – Paul Westerberg

172878. I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you’re going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens. – Paul Westerberg

172879. The truth is overrated. – Paul Westerberg

172880. Then again, I think about high school every day and I think about being a little kid every day too. – Paul Westerberg

172881. You know, he likes me because I’m his son. I have to go long and far to find someone who knows me just as me, rather than me the songwriter or whatever. – Paul Westerberg

172882. An orgasm is just a reflex, like a sneeze. – Ruth Westheimer

172883. Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks. – Ruth Westheimer

172884. If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied. – George Westinghouse

172885. When Stark isn’t off sulking somewhere, or whatever he’s doing when he won’t return my calls, I alternate between the two. That usually works well, though occasionally an idea for the wrong guy drifts through my mind. – Donald E. Westlake

172886. Who’s a boy gonna talk to if not his mother? – Donald E. Westlake

172887. My work schedule has changed over the years. The one constant is, when at work on a novel, I try to work seven days a week, so as not to lose touch with that world. Within that, I’m flexible on hours and output. – Donald E. Westlake

172888. If you think of movie studio executives, say, as society, then I root for the independent producers. – Donald E. Westlake

172889. If it weren’t for received ideas, the publishing industry wouldn’t have any ideas at all. – Donald E. Westlake

172890. Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me. – Donald E. Westlake

172891. Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote. – Donald E. Westlake

172892. Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren’t so nearly universal, God knows what I’d be. A drain on the State, I shouldn’t wonder. – Donald E. Westlake

172893. A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview. – Donald E. Westlake

172894. I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off. – Donald E. Westlake

172895. Sorry; I have no space left for advice. Just do it. – Donald E. Westlake

172896. I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense when the time comes to look at it again. – Donald E. Westlake

172897. I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss. – Donald E. Westlake

172898. I also wanted Parker to operate in the Internet age without losing being Parker. He’s always operated in the world without really being with the world, and cyberspace means that the rest of us are more and more living the same way. – Donald E. Westlake

172899. Everybody in New York is looking for something. Once in a while, somebody finds it. – Donald E. Westlake

172900. All of the changes in publishing since 1960 are significant. There are far fewer publishers. – Donald E. Westlake

172901. The many magazines, ranging from pulp to slick, that used to serve as both farm teams for writers and lures to readers, with hundreds of short stories every month, don’t exist. Most of the doors for new people have been sealed. – Donald E. Westlake

172902. I’m going to go back and find out where the money is. The money is not getting down there. – Lynn Westmoreland

172903. The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud. – Lynn Westmoreland

172904. The Women of the Storm made a big difference for me, because it really put some real-life faces with the situation, and not just politicians. – Lynn Westmoreland

172905. Trust me, I’m going to find out where the money has gone and how it has been spent, and see if we can’t get it down there quicker to let that rebuilding start. – Lynn Westmoreland

172906. The condition in New Orleans was changing every day. I said, why don’t we appropriate another $10 billion, come back and look at the situation, and do another $10 billion every week, or every 10 days? – Lynn Westmoreland

172907. I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there. – Lynn Westmoreland

172908. I think these ladies, that group of 130 women, are going to make a difference in what goes on down there, because they’re going to hold the locals’ feet to the fire. – Lynn Westmoreland

172909. What the Democrats don’t seem to understand is that higher taxes mean fewer American jobs and less American production. – Lynn Westmoreland

172910. As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion – and I worried about it. – William Westmoreland

172911. I don’t think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected. – William Westmoreland

172912. I don’t take criticism lying down. – William Westmoreland

172913. By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they? – William Westmoreland

172914. I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. – William Westmoreland

172915. Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. – William Westmoreland

172916. Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country. – William Westmoreland

172917. I haven’t yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student. – William Westmoreland

172918. I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn’t know what I was being lynched for. – William Westmoreland

172919. I’ve made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive. – William Westmoreland

172920. In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia. – William Westmoreland

172921. It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation. – William Westmoreland

172922. It’s the first war we’ve ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign. – William Westmoreland

172923. Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there. – William Westmoreland

172924. We had the best food any battlefield ever had. – William Westmoreland

172925. President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone. – William Westmoreland

172926. The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars. – William Westmoreland

172927. The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me. – William Westmoreland

172928. The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else. – William Westmoreland

172929. War is fear cloaked in courage. – William Westmoreland

172930. We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong. – William Westmoreland

172931. We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning. – William Westmoreland

172932. When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care – and to the mail. – William Westmoreland

172933. When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves. – William Westmoreland

172934. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. – William Westmoreland

172935. My wife was my greatest asset. I didn’t marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I’ve ever had. – William Westmoreland

172936. The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names. – William Westmoreland

172937. Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. – Edward Weston

172938. There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment… only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me. – Edward Weston

172939. Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be. – Edward Weston

172940. Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. – Edward Weston

172941. Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. – Edward Weston

172942. My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera’s eye may entirely change my idea. – Edward Weston

172943. I was extravagant in the matter of cameras – anything photographic – I had to have the best. But that was to further my work. In most things I have gone along with the plainest – or without. – Edward Weston

172944. I see no reason for recording the obvious. – Edward Weston

172945. Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. – Edward Weston

172946. I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel. – Kim Weston

172947. The gallery is generating work for the masses. – Kim Weston

172948. The darkroom is just the means to an end. – Kim Weston

172949. No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don’t think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do. – Kim Weston

172950. My son does a little photography, but he’s not involved the way I was. – Kim Weston

172951. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re fulfilling that inner need, and for me the need is more the process than the finished product. My photographs are stories of the process. – Kim Weston

172952. In front of the camera I look and I see visually what I’ve created. – Kim Weston

172953. If you’re not going to tell something if you’re not going to expose something it’s real easy to go in and photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses. – Kim Weston

172954. If no one wants to jump into a Kim Weston and drive it down the street. That’s fine with me I don’t care. I know my work is good and I know it’s serious work. – Kim Weston

172955. I’m not photographing the model in the classic sense; the model is playing a part in my photographs. It’s more like theater. I always work with models I know, and I let them participate in deciding how to act their part. – Kim Weston

172956. I was always confident in my art and in myself as an artist. – Kim Weston

172957. I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting. – Kim Weston

172958. The great thing about this thing we call art is that it has no rules. – Kim Weston

172959. I think all photographers fit their vision to their personality. – Kim Weston

172960. That’s not to say that some day I won’t go outside again, but I’m having a great time working on this process. – Kim Weston

172961. I just love photographing. I don’t do it for anyone else. – Kim Weston

172962. I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous. – Kim Weston

172963. I don’t think at that time I realized how important it was and how important it was for me to be here and carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer. – Kim Weston

172964. I don’t need the money I generate from photography to support myself. – Kim Weston

172965. I don’t know, the older I get, the more complicated I think I get, which is a hindrance. – Kim Weston

172966. I didn’t want to travel. I didn’t want to leave my family. I heard all these stories from Dad about not having Edward around when he was young, and I didn’t want that to happen. – Kim Weston

172967. Growing up, I didn’t give my grandfather’s photography a second thought. I wasn’t involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives. – Kim Weston

172968. Galleries, and they’re all the same, and rightly so, they sell work. – Kim Weston

172969. Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera. – Kim Weston

172970. As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance. – Kim Weston

172971. Any nude is a something you setup in front of the camera. – Kim Weston

172972. A lot of my work comes from my life experiences. – Kim Weston

172973. I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me. – Kim Weston

172974. Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don’t think having a famous father affected him much. – Kim Weston

172975. We all take from our artistic endeavors what we as individuals need, to make the process unique and fulfilling to ourselves. – Kim Weston

172976. Well, now I’m an old photographer and I still don’t sell. – Kim Weston

172977. My surprises come usually once I start rolling and photographing. – Kim Weston

172978. What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don’t sell anything. – Kim Weston

172979. To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step. – Kim Weston

172980. You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak. – Kim Weston

172981. The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses. – Paul Westphal

172982. Race horses are like golfers, you’re never sure how they’re going to come out of the stalls. It’s just – hopefully the horses come out of the race all right, just fit and ready to go again in the near future, but 3rd was good. It’s paid for its hay. – Lee Westwood

172983. The Singapore Open is the flagship event of the Asian Tour, it is a massive event and it is being played in a great place. I love coming here and it is good to be back. – Lee Westwood

172984. No, I don’t have any problems leaving disappointments behind. I’ve had lots of good days at golf and a few disappointments, so you never know what’s around the corner. – Lee Westwood

172985. I’m a golfer – not an athlete. – Lee Westwood

172986. You don’t win tournaments by playing well and thinking poorly. – Lee Westwood

172987. Feminists wish women to seem like men. They’re not men. – Vivienne Westwood

172988. My son has followed fashion since he was a punk. He and I agree that fashion is about sex. – Vivienne Westwood

172989. I don’t have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I’m left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct. – Vivienne Westwood

172990. I didn’t do anything at the Queen, whom I admire. – Vivienne Westwood

172991. I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them – they are individual and stylish. – Vivienne Westwood

172992. However, because Britain is young and exciting, I did show my second line here once or twice. – Vivienne Westwood

172993. I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one’s best physical features. – Vivienne Westwood

172994. I was still interested in the youth rebellion but never-the-less I stopped being a victim. Stopped trying to attack the establishment realizing that it takes too much of your energy. – Vivienne Westwood

172995. I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. – Vivienne Westwood

172996. It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people. – Vivienne Westwood

172997. It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity. – Vivienne Westwood

172998. My clothes are very popular in Japan. – Vivienne Westwood

172999. The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists. – Vivienne Westwood

173000. The muscular, athletic type is not representative of the human race, who are varied in their physique. – Vivienne Westwood

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