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180000 famous quotes part 175 – 174001 to 175000

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180000 famous quotes part 175 – 174001 to 175000

174001. I’m happy out of my mind. I like beating a lot of people. – Michelle Wie

174002. I’m kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I’m not bad, but I’m not good either. I’m a little crazy. – Michelle Wie

174003. Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes. – Christoph Martin Wieland

174004. For whatever a man has, is in reality only a gift. – Christoph Martin Wieland

174005. The compulsion of fate is bitter. – Christoph Martin Wieland

174006. Man blindly works the will of fate. – Christoph Martin Wieland

174007. What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead. – Norbert Wiener

174008. To live effectively is to live with adequate information. – Norbert Wiener

174009. The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past. – Norbert Wiener

174010. The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival. – Norbert Wiener

174011. Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions. – Norbert Wiener

174012. The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information. – Norbert Wiener

174013. I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again. – Elie Wiesel

174014. Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. – Elie Wiesel

174015. Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. – Elie Wiesel

174016. In Jewish history there are no coincidences. – Elie Wiesel

174017. I write to understand as much as to be understood. – Elie Wiesel

174018. I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel

174019. I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory. – Elie Wiesel

174020. Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins. – Elie Wiesel

174021. I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table. – Elie Wiesel

174022. Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other. – Elie Wiesel

174023. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. – Elie Wiesel

174024. A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent. – Elie Wiesel

174025. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. – Elie Wiesel

174026. Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories. – Elie Wiesel

174027. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel

174028. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. – Elie Wiesel

174029. Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. – Elie Wiesel

174030. I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason. – Elie Wiesel

174031. We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. – Elie Wiesel

174032. Not to transmit an experience is to betray it. – Elie Wiesel

174033. What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically. – Elie Wiesel

174034. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel

174035. There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them. – Elie Wiesel

174036. There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. – Elie Wiesel

174037. Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world. – Elie Wiesel

174038. That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it. – Elie Wiesel

174039. Some stories are true that never happened. – Elie Wiesel

174040. Peace is our gift to each other. – Elie Wiesel

174041. Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. – Elie Wiesel

174042. Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. – Elie Wiesel

174043. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel

174044. Her book about the money in sex gives you the feeling of the sex in money. – Leon Wieseltier

174045. Incorruptibility by money is the old story… Now it’s incorruptibility by media. – Leon Wieseltier

174046. The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind. – Simon Wiesenthal

174047. There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today… they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters. – Simon Wiesenthal

174048. When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity. – Simon Wiesenthal

174049. What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands. – Simon Wiesenthal

174050. Violence is like a weed – it does not die even in the greatest drought. – Simon Wiesenthal

174051. The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it. – Simon Wiesenthal

174052. The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition. – Simon Wiesenthal

174053. The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist. – Simon Wiesenthal

174054. For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing. – Simon Wiesenthal

174055. Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived. – Simon Wiesenthal

174056. Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations. – Simon Wiesenthal

174057. I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody’s duty. – Simon Wiesenthal

174058. Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. – Simon Wiesenthal

174059. Discovering witnesses is just as important as catching criminals. – Simon Wiesenthal

174060. God must have been on leave during the Holocaust. – Simon Wiesenthal

174061. We know that we are not collectively guilty, so how can we accuse any other nation, no matter what some of its people have done, of being collectively guilty? – Simon Wiesenthal

174062. For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people. – Simon Wiesenthal

174063. Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster. – Simon Wiesenthal

174064. The formula is the star. I couldn’t work inside that formula. – Dianne Wiest

174065. The studios are very much business. Maybe it was always that way. It is really commercial now. Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring. – Dianne Wiest

174066. Theater is not to make a living, so I don’t have the money pressure. – Dianne Wiest

174067. Unless you are unique, your opinion goes out the window. – Dianne Wiest

174068. What I love is a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. I’ll just have peanut butter and bananas, then peanut butter and pickles. Peanut butter and chocolate I don’t recommend. – Dianne Wiest

174069. Sweet things happen. They still do. – Dianne Wiest

174070. You are at the mercies of the dailies. With an indie you don’t have that. – Dianne Wiest

174071. I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character, but I don’t feel that any more. – Dianne Wiest

174072. Young people are more intelligent and sophisticated. – Dianne Wiest

174073. Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I’ve never worked with anyone I’ve trusted so completely. He won’t let you hit a false note. – Dianne Wiest

174074. It was just this crazy craziness, and the fact that it was shot in Paris, and it had these incredible people in it. It was an easy thing to say yes to. – Dianne Wiest

174075. I’m more aware of time. The element of time. – Dianne Wiest

174076. I shot Footloose nearby, and we used to hike. Very fond memories. – Dianne Wiest

174077. I recently turned down a film that I didn’t want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I’m sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it. – Dianne Wiest

174078. I look at the kids coming out of Yale. They are so intelligent with their careers. I wish I had that. – Dianne Wiest

174079. I had to choose, I’d be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama. – Dianne Wiest

174080. I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role. I couldn’t take their formula and bring what I had, my humor, my ideas, and make it my own. – Dianne Wiest

174081. Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion. – Dianne Wiest

174082. I’ve been grateful for what comes along. – Dianne Wiest

174083. Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility. – Kate D. Wiggins

174084. It does make a difference what you call things. – Kate D. Wiggins

174085. Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world. – Kate D. Wiggins

174086. Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories. – Mary Wigman

174087. Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. – Eugene Wigner

174088. It takes so long to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. – Eugene Wigner

174089. It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too. – Eugene Wigner

174090. The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression. – Eugene Wigner

174091. I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today. – Ken Wilber

174092. Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety. – Ken Wilber

174093. What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It’s not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher. – Ken Wilber

174094. Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer. – William Wilberforce

174095. The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy. – William Wilberforce

174096. Let everyone regulate his conduct… by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him. – William Wilberforce

174097. Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward. – William Wilberforce

174098. Yeah, see, my view of Jordan is that he doesn’t belong to Washington. – Michael Wilbon

174099. Greenies have been part of the clubhouse culture longer than card games. – Michael Wilbon

174100. People here don’t identify themselves by their sports team. – Michael Wilbon

174101. Players suffer coaching changes all the time; it’s life in the NFL. – Michael Wilbon

174102. Sports don’t define us; it is not what we live for. – Michael Wilbon

174103. What we’ve seen this season is that if something that will enhance performance is available, some players will indulge… unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent. – Michael Wilbon

174104. Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done. Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf, I’m asking for a couple of strokes. – Michael Wilbon

174105. Once in his lifetime every artist feels the hand of God and creates something that comes alive. – Crane Wilbur

174106. To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men. – Richard Wilbur

174107. What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. – Richard Wilbur

174108. It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self. – Richard Wilbur

174109. It is an infamy to die and not be missed. – Carlos Wilcox

174110. With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time’s malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day! – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174111. It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood – no more – to man, and love to a woman is life or death. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174112. The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174113. The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174114. There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174115. ‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174116. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174117. With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174118. You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174119. The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174120. ‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174121. So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174122. Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174123. One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It’s the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174124. Give us that grand word “woman” once again, and let’s have done with “lady”; one’s a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one’s a word for lackeys. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174125. For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174126. And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174127. Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174128. All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174129. A weed is but an unloved flower. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174130. A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174131. The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

174132. I owe the public a good performance, the best I can give. We really bust our chops on ‘CHiPs’ but when I go home and get a weekend off, I want to spend it quietly, with my lady. – Larry Wilcox

174133. It’s like with a girl: it’s more fun to meet and slowly, gradually learn things about each other. A little mystery is always nice and it’s interesting to still learn new things about someone you are involved with. – Larry Wilcox

174134. Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me. – Larry Wilcox

174135. I look at what I’ve gone through in my career and I really shouldn’t be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over. – Jack Wild

174136. I only came to serve you, and if you think otherwise, I must let you know that you are mistaken. – Jonathan Wild

174137. I got to show off in front of my husband, who married me as I was stepping out of the business, so he had no idea that I could strut my stuff on the stage. – Kim Wilde

174138. My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can’t commit myself for such a long time. – Kim Wilde

174139. You need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice. – Kim Wilde

174140. When you’re together with someone for some time, you will automatically depend on them as if they were a crutch. And then it ends. – Kim Wilde

174141. When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice. – Kim Wilde

174142. The record company really pissed me off when they told me to lose weight. I couldn’t be bothered with looking a certain way. So I left the business. I don’t regret it. – Kim Wilde

174143. Sex does not exist for me at all. I haven’t had a boyfriend for a long time. There were only three or four in my life up until now anyway. – Kim Wilde

174144. Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles. – Kim Wilde

174145. Performing, I can take it or leave it. Horticulture is far more challenging. I’m absolutely fascinated by it. – Kim Wilde

174146. People want performers, personality and drama, and you got that in the . – Kim Wilde

174147. My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away. – Kim Wilde

174148. I do know what my family has done for me, but they do need to give me some space to let me be myself. There would be some things I would handle differently. – Kim Wilde

174149. Careers don’t seem to be built up in the same way as they were in the 80s. – Kim Wilde

174150. I didn’t spend much time in America, which probably was a mistake. To someone else, having a number one in America would be enough to get them touring. – Kim Wilde

174151. I don’t take myself seriously any more. Sometimes I just garden in my knickers and platform shoes. – Kim Wilde

174152. I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music and enjoy it as much as I ever have. – Kim Wilde

174153. I signed up for the musical Tommy in the West End, where I met my husband. – Kim Wilde

174154. My life is so full of surprises, nothing surprises me any more. – Kim Wilde

174155. I want to conquer the world and it seems like my own family is putting a stop to that. – Kim Wilde

174156. I was very, very fortunate. I knew that. I’ve always known that. – Kim Wilde

174157. My father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age, which has made me very careful. – Kim Wilde

174158. Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything. I really appreciate Mum and Dad. Why are we so close? Young parents, I think. The rock business keeps their minds young. – Kim Wilde

174159. Inspiration is the key to everything. – Olivia Wilde

174160. I’m opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It’s funny – my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I’m really trying hard to spend this time working on myself. – Olivia Wilde

174161. When you’re a working actor and you’re happy to be one, you can’t focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself. – Olivia Wilde

174162. When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds. – Olivia Wilde

174163. The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily – that’s the tragedy. – Olivia Wilde

174164. So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character. – Olivia Wilde

174165. Now I’m doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan. – Olivia Wilde

174166. If I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling. – Olivia Wilde

174167. I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. – Olivia Wilde

174168. Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up. – Olivia Wilde

174169. I’m now convinced that I’m a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I’m like, ‘Well, that’s your spleen.’ – Olivia Wilde

174170. From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers. – Olivia Wilde

174171. I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch. – Olivia Wilde

174172. I was a handful growing up. – Olivia Wilde

174173. I was a tomboy and I didn’t have a bunch of brothers but I always wanted them and so I sort of adopted a few of my great friends to be my brother. – Olivia Wilde

174174. I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted to hang out with and wanted to go on trips with. I would be like, ‘But, Daddy, he’s a musician!’. – Olivia Wilde

174175. I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn’t stupid. – Olivia Wilde

174176. But even if I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling. – Olivia Wilde

174177. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. – Oscar Wilde

174178. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

174179. Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. – Oscar Wilde

174180. I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

174181. Everything popular is wrong. – Oscar Wilde

174182. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. – Oscar Wilde

174183. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

174184. He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. – Oscar Wilde

174185. Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life. – Oscar Wilde

174186. Hatred is blind, as well as love. – Oscar Wilde

174187. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. – Oscar Wilde

174188. How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. – Oscar Wilde

174189. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. – Oscar Wilde

174190. How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. – Oscar Wilde

174191. Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. – Oscar Wilde

174192. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. – Oscar Wilde

174193. I have nothing to declare except my genuis. – Oscar Wilde

174194. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. – Oscar Wilde

174195. I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. – Oscar Wilde

174196. I can resist everything except temptation. – Oscar Wilde

174197. I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. – Oscar Wilde

174198. Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away. – Oscar Wilde

174199. I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – Oscar Wilde

174200. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. – Oscar Wilde

174201. Charity creates a multitude of sins. – Oscar Wilde

174202. Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde

174203. Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. – Oscar Wilde

174204. Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. – Oscar Wilde

174205. Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. – Oscar Wilde

174206. Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. – Oscar Wilde

174207. Biography lends to death a new terror. – Oscar Wilde

174208. Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat. – Oscar Wilde

174209. Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. – Oscar Wilde

174210. Women are made to be loved, not understood. – Oscar Wilde

174211. Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. – Oscar Wilde

174212. Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects. – Oscar Wilde

174213. Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde

174214. Who, being loved, is poor? – Oscar Wilde

174215. While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. – Oscar Wilde

174216. Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. – Oscar Wilde

174217. Why was I born with such contemporaries? – Oscar Wilde

174218. Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. – Oscar Wilde

174219. The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. – Oscar Wilde

174220. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. – Oscar Wilde

174221. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. – Oscar Wilde

174222. Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. – Oscar Wilde

174223. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

174224. The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. – Oscar Wilde

174225. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. – Oscar Wilde

174226. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. – Oscar Wilde

174227. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. – Oscar Wilde

174228. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde

174229. The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. – Oscar Wilde

174230. The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. – Oscar Wilde

174231. The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world. – Oscar Wilde

174232. The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you. – Oscar Wilde

174233. Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. – Oscar Wilde

174234. One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. – Oscar Wilde

174235. The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. – Oscar Wilde

174236. One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead. – Oscar Wilde

174237. No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly. – Oscar Wilde

174238. No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. – Oscar Wilde

174239. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. – Oscar Wilde

174240. Nothing is so aggravating than calmness. – Oscar Wilde

174241. Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm. – Oscar Wilde

174242. There is always something infinitely mean about other people’s tragedies. – Oscar Wilde

174243. One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be. – Oscar Wilde

174244. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. – Oscar Wilde

174245. One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. – Oscar Wilde

174246. One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. – Oscar Wilde

174247. Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. – Oscar Wilde

174248. Only the shallow know themselves. – Oscar Wilde

174249. Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. – Oscar Wilde

174250. Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. – Oscar Wilde

174251. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. – Oscar Wilde

174252. Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. – Oscar Wilde

174253. Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. – Oscar Wilde

174254. Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. – Oscar Wilde

174255. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. – Oscar Wilde

174256. One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. – Oscar Wilde

174257. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

174258. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde

174259. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better. – Oscar Wilde

174260. There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about. – Oscar Wilde

174261. This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. – Oscar Wilde

174262. Those whom the gods love grow young. – Oscar Wilde

174263. To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. – Oscar Wilde

174264. To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. – Oscar Wilde

174265. There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else. – Oscar Wilde

174266. True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

174267. There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose. – Oscar Wilde

174268. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde

174269. What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. – Oscar Wilde

174270. When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. – Oscar Wilde

174271. When good Americans die they go to Paris. – Oscar Wilde

174272. When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. – Oscar Wilde

174273. When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. – Oscar Wilde

174274. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. – Oscar Wilde

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174275. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. – Oscar Wilde

174276. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde

174277. The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable. – Oscar Wilde

174278. The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. – Oscar Wilde

174279. The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

174280. The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. – Oscar Wilde

174281. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. – Oscar Wilde

174282. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

174283. The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. – Oscar Wilde

174284. The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. – Oscar Wilde

174285. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde

174286. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. – Oscar Wilde

174287. The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation. – Oscar Wilde

174288. There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. – Oscar Wilde

174289. There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. – Oscar Wilde

174290. There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. – Oscar Wilde

174291. There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. – Oscar Wilde

174292. There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad. – Oscar Wilde

174293. There is no sin except stupidity. – Oscar Wilde

174294. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. – Oscar Wilde

174295. There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about. – Oscar Wilde

174296. The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. – Oscar Wilde

174297. I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

174298. I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead. – Oscar Wilde

174299. Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. – Oscar Wilde

174300. Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. – Oscar Wilde

174301. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. – Oscar Wilde

174302. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. – Oscar Wilde

174303. As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. – Oscar Wilde

174304. As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. – Oscar Wilde

174305. America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. – Oscar Wilde

174306. Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. – Oscar Wilde

174307. Ambition is the last refuge of the failure. – Oscar Wilde

174308. I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. – Oscar Wilde

174309. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

174310. I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. – Oscar Wilde

174311. I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. – Oscar Wilde

174312. I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. – Oscar Wilde

174313. I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. – Oscar Wilde

174314. I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy. – Oscar Wilde

174315. I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. – Oscar Wilde

174316. Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. – Oscar Wilde

174317. A true friend stabs you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

174318. A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. – Oscar Wilde

174319. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally. – Oscar Wilde

174320. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. – Oscar Wilde

174321. A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. – Oscar Wilde

174322. A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies. – Oscar Wilde

174323. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. – Oscar Wilde

174324. A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

174325. An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. – Oscar Wilde

174326. A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde

174327. Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing. – Oscar Wilde

174328. A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. – Oscar Wilde

174329. Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means. – Oscar Wilde

174330. Alas, I am dying beyond my means. – Oscar Wilde

174331. All art is quite useless. – Oscar Wilde

174332. All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. – Oscar Wilde

174333. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. – Oscar Wilde

174334. Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

174335. Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. – Oscar Wilde

174336. A poet can survive everything but a misprint. – Oscar Wilde

174337. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. – Oscar Wilde

174338. It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. – Oscar Wilde

174339. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. – Oscar Wilde

174340. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde

174341. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. – Oscar Wilde

174342. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. – Oscar Wilde

174343. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. – Oscar Wilde

174344. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. – Oscar Wilde

174345. It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned. – Oscar Wilde

174346. Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable. – Oscar Wilde

174347. Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. – Oscar Wilde

174348. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

174349. Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. – Oscar Wilde

174350. Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. – Oscar Wilde

174351. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. – Oscar Wilde

174352. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde

174353. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. – Oscar Wilde

174354. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

174355. Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. – Oscar Wilde

174356. Life is too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde

174357. In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. – Oscar Wilde

174358. It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes. – Oscar Wilde

174359. If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk. – Oscar Wilde

174360. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde

174361. If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. – Oscar Wilde

174362. If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. – Oscar Wilde

174363. If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. – Oscar Wilde

174364. Illusion is the first of all pleasures. – Oscar Wilde

174365. In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. – Oscar Wilde

174366. In married life three is company and two none. – Oscar Wilde

174367. In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin. – Oscar Wilde

174368. It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. – Oscar Wilde

174369. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. – Oscar Wilde

174370. It is always the unreadable that occurs. – Oscar Wilde

174371. It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly. – Oscar Wilde

174372. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. – Oscar Wilde

174373. It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. – Oscar Wilde

174374. If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. – Oscar Wilde

174375. In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane. – Oscar Wilde

174376. If you don’t change, reality in the end forces that change upon you. – Stuart Wilde

174377. In bad times, the rich usually get richer. – Stuart Wilde

174378. Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself. – Stuart Wilde

174379. The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth. – Stuart Wilde

174380. Hollywood didn’t kill Marilyn Monroe, it’s the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood. – Billy Wilder

174381. A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard. – Billy Wilder

174382. An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation. – Billy Wilder

174383. An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark – that is critical genius. – Billy Wilder

174384. Don’t be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also. – Billy Wilder

174385. France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can’t tear the toilet paper. – Billy Wilder

174386. France is the country where the money falls apart and you can’t tear the toilet paper. – Billy Wilder

174387. Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon. – Billy Wilder

174388. My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie? – Billy Wilder

174389. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. – Billy Wilder

174390. It was hell at the time, but after it was over, it was wonderful. – Billy Wilder

174391. I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut. – Billy Wilder

174392. I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel. – Billy Wilder

174393. I’d worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood. – Billy Wilder

174394. I’ve met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you’re twenty minutes. – Billy Wilder

174395. If there’s anything I hate more than being taken seriously, it’s being taken too seriously. – Billy Wilder

174396. If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you. – Billy Wilder

174397. He has Van Gogh’s ear for music. – Billy Wilder

174398. What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films. – Billy Wilder

174399. Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. – Billy Wilder

174400. You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. – Billy Wilder

174401. We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre. – Billy Wilder

174402. Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award. – Billy Wilder

174403. One’s too many, and a hundred’s not enough. – Billy Wilder

174404. Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window – that is at once interesting. – Billy Wilder

174405. They’ve tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won’t work. She was an original. – Billy Wilder

174406. The first black president will be a politician who is black. – Doug Wilder

174407. I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I’m on the right track. But yes, I don’t like to get Maudlin. And I have a tendency towards it. – Gene Wilder

174408. So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong. When I feel that I’m doing that, then I snap out of it. – Gene Wilder

174409. I’d like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn’t know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy. – Gene Wilder

174410. I wanted to do – there was this film called ‘Magic’ that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don’t want any comedians in this. – Gene Wilder

174411. I never thought of it as God. I didn’t know what to call it. I don’t believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them. – Gene Wilder

174412. I don’t mean to sound – I don’t want it to come out funny, but I don’t like show business. I love – I love acting in films. I love it. – Gene Wilder

174413. Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction! – Gene Wilder

174414. And in ‘Frisco Kid’ and in ‘The Woman in Red’ I had to ride badly. Then you have to really ride well in order to ride badly. – Gene Wilder

174415. Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do – sing, dance, joke about – then they take that as love. – Gene Wilder

174416. A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you’d say, ‘That’s what a child would do.’ – Gene Wilder

174417. I love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have anther chance if you want it. You know, if we – if this isn’t going well, you can’t say – well, you could say – let’s stop. Let’s start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous. – Gene Wilder

174418. I’m not so funny. Gilda was funny. I’m funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. But she was funny. She spent more time worrying about being liked than anything else. – Gene Wilder

174419. Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people. Pa did not like to stay, either. He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174420. Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174421. So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174422. So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174423. Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That’s a gift that you have received from God. Don’t waste it. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174424. The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white all the way to the edge of the gray sky. Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went; they ended in nothing at all. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174425. The path that went by the little house had become a road. Almost every day Laura and Mary stopped their playing and stared in surprise at a wagon slowly creaking by on that road. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174426. The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174427. They drove a long way through the snowy woods, till they came to the town of Pepin. Mary and Laura had seen it once before, but it looked different now. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174428. Her blue eyes were still beautiful, but they did not know what was before them, and Mary herself could never look through them again to tell Laura what she was thinking without saying a word. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174429. Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174430. There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174431. Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174432. But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174433. Everything from the little house was in the wagon, except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174434. Far worst of all, the fever had settled in Mary’s eyes, and Mary was blind. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174435. If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174436. Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174437. Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174438. In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174439. It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174440. Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174441. A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

174442. When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. – Thornton Wilder

174443. The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. – Thornton Wilder

174444. My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. – Thornton Wilder

174445. Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion. – Thornton Wilder

174446. Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home. – Thornton Wilder

174447. Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. – Thornton Wilder

174448. Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. – Thornton Wilder

174449. The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much. – Thornton Wilder

174450. The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way. – Thornton Wilder

174451. The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ‘Behold! These things are.’ Yet most dramatists employ it to say: ‘This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.’ – Thornton Wilder

174452. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. – Thornton Wilder

174453. There’s nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head. – Thornton Wilder

174454. Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. – Thornton Wilder

174455. Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. – Thornton Wilder

174456. We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind. – Thornton Wilder

174457. Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder. – Thornton Wilder

174458. When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. – Thornton Wilder

174459. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder

174460. But there comes a moment in everybody’s life when he must decide whether he’ll live among the human beings or not – a fool among fools or a fool alone. – Thornton Wilder

174461. A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it. – Thornton Wilder

174462. Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests. – Thornton Wilder

174463. An incinerator is a writer’s best friend. – Thornton Wilder

174464. Many plays – certainly mine – are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. – Thornton Wilder

174465. Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger. – Thornton Wilder

174466. For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation? – Thornton Wilder

174467. Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. – Thornton Wilder

174468. I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts. – Thornton Wilder

174469. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. – Thornton Wilder

174470. Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day. – Thornton Wilder

174471. If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be a secret agent. – Thornton Wilder

174472. In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide. – Thornton Wilder

174473. It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves. – Thornton Wilder

174474. It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness. – Thornton Wilder

174475. Literature is the orchestration of platitudes. – Thornton Wilder

174476. Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value. – Thornton Wilder

174477. A play visibly represents pure existing. – Thornton Wilder

174478. I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island. – Thornton Wilder

174479. You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves. – Michael Wilding

174480. The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis. – Andrew Wiles

174481. Just because we can’t find a solution it doesn’t mean that there isn’t one. – Andrew Wiles

174482. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. So even if I was on the right track, I could be living in the wrong century. – Andrew Wiles

174483. Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they’re extremely hard to solve. – Andrew Wiles

174484. That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest. – Andrew Wiles

174485. The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself. – Andrew Wiles

174486. It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day. – Andrew Wiles

174487. The only way I could relax was when I was with my children. – Andrew Wiles

174488. Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods. – Andrew Wiles

174489. There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today. – Andrew Wiles

174490. We’ve lost something that’s been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that’s always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention. – Andrew Wiles

174491. Mathematicians aren’t satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity. – Andrew Wiles

174492. It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. – Andrew Wiles

174493. There’s also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time – when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years. – Andrew Wiles

174494. I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream. – Andrew Wiles

174495. I’m sure that some of them will be very hard and I’ll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me – there’s no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did. – Andrew Wiles

174496. But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library. – Andrew Wiles

174497. Fermat said he had a proof. – Andrew Wiles

174498. However impenetrable it seems, if you don’t try it, then you can never do it. – Andrew Wiles

174499. I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days. – Andrew Wiles

174500. I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. – Andrew Wiles

174501. I know it’s a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it’s more rewarding than anything I can imagine. – Andrew Wiles

174502. I loved doing problems in school. – Andrew Wiles

174503. Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems – they love a challenge. – Andrew Wiles

174504. I realized that anything to do with Fermat’s Last Theorem generates too much interest. – Andrew Wiles

174505. Always try the problem that matters most to you. – Andrew Wiles

174506. I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal. – Andrew Wiles

174507. I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about. – Andrew Wiles

174508. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time – when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night – and that went on for eight years. – Andrew Wiles

174509. I don’t believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof. – Andrew Wiles

174510. I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I’m no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I’m fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character. – Jason Wiles

174511. When I first started the show, I was known as the ‘cop nerd.’ I was in the 9th Precinct in the East Village every day. I’d be at work wearing a fake bulletproof vest with foam in it, then I’d leave and put on a real one to ride around with these guys. – Jason Wiles

174512. The Jews and the Arabs should settle their dispute in the true spirit of Christian charity. – Alexander Wiley

174513. The whole Disney thing is really interesting, in a way, how that’s so permeated life and the world and the planet. – William Wiley

174514. Irish is the prominent nationality in the family, but beyond that, I really don’t know. I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming through on my mother’s side. – William Wiley

174515. We’re all kind of basically involved in the same thing, putting up a blank of some kind and filling it in. – William Wiley

174516. It’s like there are all these languages available, especially in terms of image. Why confine yourself to only English? There’s all these languages and possibilities and concepts to speak or communicate with. – William Wiley

174517. I’m just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what’s going on, and I paint it. While I’m painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there. – William Wiley

174518. I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you’ll need right up to the day you die. – William Wiley

174519. I think being an artist, or just being creative, or imaginative, or aware, where I think everybody starts out, and by about the age of 10, that’s been pretty effectively whipped out by education. – William Wiley

174520. I’ve been attracted to imagery and occasionally I’ve drawn from it, but I never thought I’d be painting these paintings. I didn’t have any desire to. I didn’t think there was any reason to. – William Wiley

174521. All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed. – William Wiley

174522. Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world. – Kaiser Wilhelm

174523. If you want it, you’ve got to give it. – Lenny Wilkens

174524. Intimidation doesn’t last very long. – Lenny Wilkens

174525. If you fail the first time that’s just a chance to start over again. – Lenny Wilkens

174526. If you can’t go through it, find a way around it. Don’t spend all your time banging your head. – Lenny Wilkens

174527. I worry about the things I can affect, and the things I have no control over I move by. – Lenny Wilkens

174528. I never really had a chance to know the players individually… I thought when they were on the floor, they worked hard. But I never really got to know them. – Lenny Wilkens

174529. We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams. – Lenny Wilkens

174530. The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don’t think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity. – Lenny Wilkens

174531. Gwen and I have four children and ten grandchildren. – David Wilkerson

174532. Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They’re burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world. – David Wilkerson

174533. Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves. And all of us face cares and troubles in this life. The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things, at the expense of neglecting Christ. – David Wilkerson

174534. The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen. – David Wilkerson

174535. Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas. – David Wilkerson

174536. Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters. – David Wilkerson

174537. Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances. – David Wilkerson

174538. Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel. – David Wilkerson

174539. My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels with me for ministers’ conferences. – David Wilkerson

174540. God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed his name to go long offended. – David Wilkerson

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174541. Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. – David Wilkerson

174542. Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don’t want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they’re living just to die. – David Wilkerson

174543. In these times, God’s people must trust him for rest of body and soul. – David Wilkerson

174544. I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail. – David Wilkerson

174545. I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries. – David Wilkerson

174546. How quickly we forget God’s great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past. – David Wilkerson

174547. The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many. – David Wilkerson

174548. I believe in walking in the Spirit. – David Wilkerson

174549. Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America. – David Wilkerson

174550. From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry. – David Wilkerson

174551. A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don’t have the patience to learn. – David Wilkerson

174552. America is a giving nation and very compassionate. – David Wilkerson

174553. As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises. – David Wilkerson

174554. Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie, are also cancer survivors. – David Wilkerson

174555. Christ died to save this lost world; he did not come to destroy, maim or pour out wrath. – David Wilkerson

174556. Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx – and miracles began to happen. – David Wilkerson

174557. Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square. – David Wilkerson

174558. The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world. – David Wilkerson

174559. That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics. – John Wilkes

174560. A people whose souls are so little tuned to joy. – John Wilkes

174561. I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. – Wendell L. Wilkie

174562. Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. – Wendell L. Wilkie

174563. Charles and I go back since college. None of us thought this would happen, we just wanted to play basketball. This is the highest honor that can ever be paid, and it’s mind-blowing. – Dominique Wilkins

174564. Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don’t see Josh losing. – Dominique Wilkins

174565. As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won’t have any problems. – Dominique Wilkins

174566. The 50 greatest players don’t matter when you’re in the Hall of Fame. We all know that I was not one of the 50 greatest, I was one of the 25 greatest – in my mind. – Dominique Wilkins

174567. Michael was a rare breed. There’s no question about that. He did things that a lot of players could never do, and still to this day players can’t do those things, so the honors that he’s had are definitely deserved. – Dominique Wilkins

174568. Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people. – Dominique Wilkins

174569. It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other. – John Wilkins

174570. Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives. – John Wilkins

174571. It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection. – Maurice Wilkins

174572. I mean, the general rule is if you’re not prepared to make a mistake, you’re not going to make much progress. – Maurice Wilkins

174573. We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. – Roger Wilkins

174574. In the days of segregation, when blacks were limited to certain neighborhoods, you could look around the black community and identify who the leaders were. – Roger Wilkins

174575. The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of disengagement and flight, but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments, and of sweet success. – Roy Wilkins

174576. Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country. – Ellen Wilkinson

174577. Tell the Government, our people shall not starve. – Ellen Wilkinson

174578. My mother’s illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty. – Ellen Wilkinson

174579. But my eyes were riveted on a small slim woman her hair simply coiled into her neck, Katherine Glasier. – Ellen Wilkinson

174580. I paid for my own education by scholarship until I left university. – Ellen Wilkinson

174581. My first introduction to chemistry came at a quite early age through my mother’s elder brother. – Geoffrey Wilkinson

174582. I am a firm believer that if you score one goal the other team have to score two to win. – Howard Wilkinson

174583. If they hadn’t scored, we would’ve won. – Howard Wilkinson

174584. I play with a fear of letting people down. That’s what motivates me. – Jonny Wilkinson

174585. I like to think I play rugby as it should be played – there are no yellow or red cards in my collection – but I cannot say I’m an angel. – Jonny Wilkinson

174586. I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet – to use the toilet even – in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger. – Jonny Wilkinson

174587. When you’re an actor you don’t really know what you have to do until you see what you look like. – Tom Wilkinson

174588. Acting for me is not that quid pro quo. – Tom Wilkinson

174589. You can’t do things for money. You just can’t act them. There’s gotta be something about the script that you really want to do. I wouldn’t do a job if I didn’t think I could do the best work I possibly could. – Tom Wilkinson

174590. There’s only one shot you have at a movie, and that’s your best shot. If you can’t give it that, don’t go. They’re paying you! You gotta do a job for them. – Tom Wilkinson

174591. One of the characteristics of plays that are made into films is that they can be very talky. – Tom Wilkinson

174592. Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there’s a big machine that gets involved. – Tom Wilkinson

174593. Most stuff you can do standing on your head. – Tom Wilkinson

174594. I once did a role which I couldn’t rehearse in my street clothes, I had to have the character’s costume on before I could rehearse it. I just couldn’t think as the character unless I looked like him, or I knew that I looked like him. – Tom Wilkinson

174595. If you have something that you know is important to you and vital to you… then this will perhaps help people understand the importance of confronting it and being brave about it. – Tom Wilkinson

174596. If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else. – Tom Wilkinson

174597. I would recommend it to everybody, every now and again you just put a dress on, see what it feels like, because it’s, its interesting. A whole complex series of thoughts and feelings assail you as you look at yourself. – Tom Wilkinson

174598. I won’t say I wouldn’t be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn’t be suicidal if it didn’t happen. – Tom Wilkinson

174599. It’s no good being great in something that goes straight to video. – Tom Wilkinson

174600. You don’t have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you’re younger you don’t want to look a fool, so you don’t do things that might make you vulnerable. – Tom Wilkinson

174601. All good actors are easy to work with. It’s the ones that aren’t very good who tend to be very difficult. – Tom Wilkinson

174602. Pessimism is as American as apple pie – frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. – George Will

174603. Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. – George Will

174604. Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions. – George Will

174605. Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout “Bang!” – George Will

174606. The future has a way of arriving unannounced. – George Will

174607. The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. – George Will

174608. There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. – George Will

174609. Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes. – George Will

174610. Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. – George Will

174611. Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn’t matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he’s fine. If it doesn’t work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won’t matter. – George Will

174612. As advertising blather becomes the nation’s normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. – George Will

174613. The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement. – George Will

174614. Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain. – George Will

174615. In the lexicon of the political class, the word “sacrifice” means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it. – George Will

174616. If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. – George Will

174617. If you seek Hamilton’s monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton’s country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government. – George Will

174618. Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings. – George Will

174619. Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. – George Will

174620. Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it. – George Will

174621. Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. – George Will

174622. Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses. – George Will

174623. A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible “lifestyles” turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. – George Will

174624. A politician’s words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience. – George Will

174625. Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one’s friends. – George Will

174626. World War II was the last government program that really worked. – George Will

174627. If you don’t have a teacher you can’t have a disciple. – Dallas Willard

174628. In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed, I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries will be patronized throughout our country. – Emma Willard

174629. Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand? – Emma Willard

174630. His daughter returned from her boarding school, improved in fashionable airs and expert in manufacturing fashionable toys; but, in her conversation, he sought in vain for that refined and fertile mind which he had fondly expected. – Emma Willard

174631. This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time. – Frances E. Willard

174632. The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. – Frances E. Willard

174633. In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion. – Frances E. Willard

174634. Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul. – Frances E. Willard

174635. Someone I’ve always admired is Catherine O’Hara… I think she’s one of the best actresses in the country, not only comedy. I just think she’s just a step aside from everybody, she’s just wonderful. – Fred Willard

174636. Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history. – Fred Willard

174637. I don’t know why my lines that were cut from the film didn’t make it onto the DVD. I have offered to go into the editing room with Christopher and work shoulder to shoulder with him to fit all my lines in. I think he thinks I’m kidding. I’m only trying to help. – Fred Willard

174638. I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them. – Fred Willard

174639. I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey, and they’re kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed blonde hair with black roots, and… my idea was to get a little earring, I wanted to have a dangling earring. – Fred Willard

174640. Suddenly you’re like a pirate, you’re 65 years old and you’ve got an earring. – Fred Willard

174641. It’s such a pleasure to work in these movies, it’s almost like it’s not really happening. – Fred Willard

174642. It’s more fun in a way to do ensemble scenes, where you know your background, you know the scene, but you can’t prepare because someone else is going to say something that is going to lead you off. – Fred Willard

174643. It’s my mother’s engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all. – Prince William

174644. You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things going horribly wrong – it went really, really well and I was really pleased when she said yes. – Prince William

174645. When I was trying to impress Kate I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something, something would overspill, something would catch on fire and she would be sitting in the background trying to help, and basically taking control of the whole situation, so I was quite glad she was there at the time. – Prince William

174646. When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there. We ended up being friends for a while and that just sort of was a good foundation. Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. And It just went from there. – Prince William

174647. We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that. – Prince William

174648. There’s been a lot of speculation about every single girl I’m with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it’s a complete pain for the girls. – Prince William

174649. People say it’s not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people. – Prince William

174650. Only the mad girls chase me, I think. – Prince William

174651. My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. – Prince William

174652. I’ve had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I’ve had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear. – Prince William

174653. I think it’s very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you’re responsible for your actions, so you don’t blame other people. – Prince William

174654. I hope I’m not a tourist attraction – I’m sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place. – Prince William

174655. I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come back from work it is the last thing I want to do, really is spend loads of time cooking. – Prince William

174656. I am and always will be an HRH. But out of personal choice I like to be called William because that is my name and I want people to call me William – for now. – Prince William

174657. I just want to go to university and have fun – I want to be an ordinary student. I’m only going to university. It’s not like I’m getting married – though that’s what it feels like sometimes. – Prince William

174658. No one is going to try to fill my mother’s shoes, what she did was fantastic. It’s about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that. – Prince William

174659. I’m always open for people saying I’m wrong because most of the time I am. – Prince William

174660. There are a lot of people who waited a lot of years to become citizens. These people just walked across the border. – Alvin Williams

174661. I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort. The resources and the talent are here, but now we’ve got to move forward with some sort of direction. – Alvin Williams

174662. We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances. – Andy Williams

174663. The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith. – Andy Williams

174664. I still think I’m not as good as anybody else. – Andy Williams

174665. I made up my mind several years ago that I had worked very hard to get to where I am in life and that I was only going to do things that are fun and exciting. – Andy Williams

174666. I missed that question on Alaska. I hear they want to make it a state now. – Anson Williams

174667. You really should not do this job unless you’re willing to put in that enormous amount of effort. You should not do the job unless you’re willing to take risks. And you shouldn’t do the job unless you’re willing to lose the job, too. – Anthony A. Williams

174668. As mayor, I’m in the frying pan. I’m just sitting here on the griddle now, and I’ve got to really think, you know, do I want to stay here on the griddle? – Anthony A. Williams

174669. I may not be the world’s best glad-handing politician, but I’ve been elected mayor twice. I understand politics. And I definitely understand where the state line is. – Anthony A. Williams

174670. Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk about how it provides a sense of well being. – Armstrong Williams

174671. At some point we must make a decision not to allow the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil. – Armstrong Williams

174672. At the end of the day, there is no doubt that the unique spirit embodied by this country has worked, not just to make the world safer, but to make it better. – Armstrong Williams

174673. Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning about how others became successful, you can open up a world of opportunities. – Armstrong Williams

174674. Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning. – Armstrong Williams

174675. Even during the worst hardships, when the other things in our lives seem to fall apart, we can still find peace in the eternal love of God. – Armstrong Williams

174676. Even in this glowering age, morality animates our lives with meaning. – Armstrong Williams

174677. For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History’s first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war. – Armstrong Williams

174678. I do not think athletes should get a free pass. I don’t think we should train our children and future athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality. – Armstrong Williams

174679. In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence. – Armstrong Williams

174680. In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations. – Armstrong Williams

174681. Let’s remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day. – Armstrong Williams

174682. My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life, it is not enough to merely wish for it. You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that distinguishes you from others. – Armstrong Williams

174683. A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives. – Armstrong Williams

174684. The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction. – Armstrong Williams

174685. You must develop personal contacts if you want to be successful. – Armstrong Williams

174686. With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers. – Armstrong Williams

174687. We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn’t forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great. – Armstrong Williams

174688. We cannot solve the problem of terrorism by asserting our will on the world. – Armstrong Williams

174689. Very simply, the culture of another people does not have to be accepted when it is subhuman! – Armstrong Williams

174690. Networking is an essential part of building wealth. – Armstrong Williams

174691. There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads. – Armstrong Williams

174692. Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk. – Armstrong Williams

174693. The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco. – Armstrong Williams

174694. The country remains dependent on oil. But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce. – Armstrong Williams

174695. That is what great athletes can do: they give us a model of striving for human perfection. – Armstrong Williams

174696. Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease. – Armstrong Williams

174697. Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children. – Armstrong Williams

174698. A global democracy works only when countries trust one another. – Armstrong Williams

174699. Therefore the great mediator of any community is human morality. – Armstrong Williams

174700. At some point we must realize that actively defending against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity. It is a matter of universally recognized human rights. – Armstrong Williams

174701. I am a big Bewitched fan… something about the way Elizabeth Montgomery twitched her nose. – Barry Williams

174702. I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion. – Barry Williams

174703. I don’t totally believe that all of the politicians see a problem with the gap between the scores of black children and other groups. I believe that many politicians think this has been the way it has always been, so what’s the problem? – Barry Williams

174704. Tiger the dog had a showdown with a fast moving flower truck in the middle of the street and lost. – Barry Williams

174705. Few things are as democratic as a snowstorm. – Bern Williams

174706. We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody’s weakness. – Bern Williams

174707. There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. – Bern Williams

174708. There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Bern Williams

174709. The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. – Bern Williams

174710. People who say, ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’ usually figure they will not be hit by a chip. – Bern Williams

174711. Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons. – Bern Williams

174712. We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. – Bern Williams

174713. I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy. – Bern Williams

174714. Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire. – Bern Williams

174715. Books had instant replay long before televised sports. – Bern Williams

174716. An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity. – Bern Williams

174717. A half-truth is usually less than half of that. – Bern Williams

174718. A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn’t. – Bern Williams

174719. If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. – Bern Williams

174720. Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair. – Bern Williams

174721. Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. – Bern Williams

174722. What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. – Bern Williams

174723. I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient – in America. – Bert Williams

174724. I named all my children after flowers. There’s Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial. – Bert Williams

174725. The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator’s place and laugh at his own misfortune. – Bert Williams

174726. As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win. – Bill Williams

174727. One of the things that I have learned since trying to bring in an interesting story in under 28 pages is that we already agree on great chunks of typical superhero stories. – Bill Williams

174728. Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion, was one of the most revered leaders of our time. – Bill Williams

174729. The most challenging part of being a boss is that nobody will tell you if your work is suffering. – Bill Williams

174730. We always see the innocent victims in the stories, and I am a little bored with that. I am much more interested in the price paid by the people who can fly. – Bill Williams

174731. Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger. – Billy Dee Williams

174732. Originally I planned on starting a teapot collection. I really like them. – Billy Dee Williams

174733. My wife and children seem to like me quite a bit, and as long as that is true, I’m really OK. – Brian Williams

174734. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak. – Brian Williams

174735. A person starts dying when they stop dreaming. – Brian Williams

174736. If you start pandering to young people, you’re going to get accused of simply giving people what they want. – Brian Williams

174737. You are only as good as the coach thinks you are. – Brian Williams

174738. In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk. – Carey Williams

174739. Times change. The farmer’s daughter now tells jokes about the traveling salesman. – Carey Williams

174740. Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living. – Carey Williams

174741. I think in order to move forward into the future, you need to know where you’ve been. – Charles Williams

174742. The most he would do was to promise that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. It is about all that, looking back on the history of the Church, one can feel that they have not done. – Charles Williams

174743. The famous saying ‘God is love’, it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the ‘otherness’ and terror of God. – Charles Williams

174744. The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church. – Charles Williams

174745. Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you are playing and do not play when you are praying. – Charles Williams

174746. Of Adam and Eve: They had what they wanted. That they did not like it when they got it does not alter the fact that they certainly got it. – Charles Williams

174747. Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven. – Charles Williams

174748. Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence, but are not noticeably patient. – Charles Williams

174749. It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly good people getting their deserts. – Charles Williams

174750. Hell is indefinite. – Charles Williams

174751. To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves. – Charles Williams

174752. Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition. – Charles Williams

174753. It is easier often to forgive than to be forgiven; yet it is fatal to be willing to be forgiven by God and to be reluctant to be forgiven by men. – Charles Williams

174754. We believe our music is our ministry and we love to spread it everywhere we go. – Clarence Williams

174755. I don’t see any reason to quit playing. I’ll be doing this at least till I get to a hundred and something. You know, I ain’t got far to go. But I’m still going to be playing, as long as I have good ideas, and can play as I do. – Claude Williams

174756. I used to like whiskey. But it’s been a long time since I’ve been drunk. – Claude Williams

174757. I’m a sweet eater. I love lemon pie and sweet potato pie. – Claude Williams

174758. Therapy was the biggest romance of my life. – Dar Williams

174759. And where does magic come from? I think that magic’s in the learning. – Dar Williams

174760. How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray from the light. – Dar Williams

174761. In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone. – Dar Williams

174762. Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness. – Dar Williams

174763. Sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging. – Dar Williams

174764. What are you supposed to do – stop practicing law whenever one of your friends becomes president? – Edward Bennett Williams

174765. They don’t need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster. – Edward Bennett Williams

174766. These newspaper reporters… ever since Sullivan versus New York Times… have got a license to lie. – Edward Bennett Williams

174767. I will defend anyone as long as the client gives me total control of the case and pays up front. – Edward Bennett Williams

174768. You understand, of course, that I can only get you access. – Edward Bennett Williams

174769. In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss. – Edward Bennett Williams

174770. Some things you’ll never know, and some things you’ll wish you never knew. – Eric Williams

174771. I played baseball, and that’s pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that’s why I probably play it the way I do. – Eric Williams

174772. My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player. – Eric Williams

174773. Once I grew from 6’1″ to about 6’6″, by that time I was going into 12th grade, and that’s when I started wanting to play basketball, because, pretty much basketball players always got the girl. – Eric Williams

174774. The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages. – Esther Williams

174775. I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid, 50 feet in the air. – Esther Williams

174776. I was the only swimmer in movies. Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn’t have done them anyway; he could never have gotten into my bathing suit. – Esther Williams

174777. Howard Hughes himself was a regular at the restaurant, and in a way it became his headquarters, too. Howard had recently relocated to Las Vegas, so when he wanted to do business in Los Angeles, he went into the back of our restaurant to use the telephone. – Esther Williams

174778. It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious. – Esther Williams

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174779. Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. – Esther Williams

174780. Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I’d pay. – Esther Williams

174781. Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal. – Esther Williams

174782. Once I married Fernando, I became invisible. – Esther Williams

174783. I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime. – Esther Williams

174784. There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it. – Esther Williams

174785. Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world. – Esther Williams

174786. Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence, gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home. – Esther Williams

174787. Victor Mature was a big man; he had a great swagger. I liked him and I knew we’d be good together on screen. – Esther Williams

174788. We can’t all win Olympic medals. Even I never won one. – Esther Williams

174789. What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things. – Esther Williams

174790. My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward. – Esther Williams

174791. I always felt that if I made a movie, it would be one movie; I didn’t see how they could make 26 swimming movies. – Esther Williams

174792. Clark Gable was the first to have called me a mermaid. – Esther Williams

174793. By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light. – Esther Williams

174794. Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM, I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money away faster than I could make it. – Esther Williams

174795. Which Esther Williams do you want to hear about? – Esther Williams

174796. Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy. – Esther Williams

174797. With two little boys in diapers, I had to keep it simple if I were going to have a life at all. – Esther Williams

174798. I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed muscle on my frame and made me very strong. Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage. – Esther Williams

174799. When you’re out of sight for as long as I was, there’s a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again. – Esther Williams

174800. I took my daily swim at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool despite the presence of onlookers. – Esther Williams

174801. I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood. – Esther Williams

174802. I ended up buying a restaurant. Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant. – Esther Williams

174803. I gave my eardrums to MGM. And it’s true: I really did. – Esther Williams

174804. I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time. – Esther Williams

174805. I remember when I first walked into Mayer’s cavernous office. You had to walk 50 yards to get to him, and in that time he could really study everything about you. – Esther Williams

174806. I think it’s so funny when people think they can’t control a movie star. They can. We’re just women, you know. – Esther Williams

174807. Critics established a snobbery toward me. – Esther Williams

174808. Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool. – Esther Williams

174809. The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it. – Esther Williams

174810. Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical. You can go out and see that organisms do vary, that variations are inherited, and that every organism is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances. – George C. Williams

174811. The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually, which is not much help in making personal decisions or devising public policy. – George C. Williams

174812. The moment-of-conception fallacy implies that fertilization is a simple process with never a doubt as to whether it has or has not happened. – George C. Williams

174813. The general rule is that anything that is passed on in reproduction does not undergo senescence. – George C. Williams

174814. Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise, when threatened with extinction, don’t do anything special to avoid it. – George C. Williams

174815. Many traditional religions foster attitudes that ought to have disappeared as biological understanding accumulated over the last century. – George C. Williams

174816. Job’s avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing to do with God being good or wise or anything like that; it’s strictly because God is so powerful, and you don’t fight something when you are so much weaker than that which you would fight. – George C. Williams

174817. I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species. – George C. Williams

174818. I am convinced that it is the light and the way. – George C. Williams

174819. Ever since then, all descendant vertebrates have had the forward end of the digestive system and the forward end of the respiratory system very much involved with each other. This manifests itself in the human body with a crossing of the two systems in the throat. – George C. Williams

174820. I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin’ like myself. – Hank Williams

174821. You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly. – Hank Williams

174822. I don’t like giving names to generations. It’s like trying to read the song title on a record that’s spinning. – Ian Williams

174823. I think one of the most boring things is a person’s taste. – Ian Williams

174824. I think there’s a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities. That’s probably our worst crime. I keep wondering what a “mature” record means. – Ian Williams

174825. I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making. – Ian Williams

174826. Now and then, I had moments of greatness, but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently. – Ian Williams

174827. I’m not letting him write anything. I didn’t do anything. I just took his pen. – Jason Williams

174828. We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose. – Jason Williams

174829. I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important. – Jason Williams

174830. Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don’t play well, we might as well have lost the game. – Jason Williams

174831. I will never be able to move on as much as people would like me to. – Jayson Williams

174832. We’re like Iraq. We’re hiding missiles. We’ve got two missiles in reserve. – Jayson Williams

174833. I want to be here, for my family. I want to be here for my baby. I want to see the birth of my baby. – Jayson Williams

174834. Larry Kasdan wanted us all there, all the time, even if we weren’t filming. – JoBeth Williams

174835. I felt they had really moved the characters in a direction that was very interesting. The family had really felt the impact of what had happened to the. – JoBeth Williams

174836. I think there’s a danger of a being typecast as the all-American mom forever. – JoBeth Williams

174837. I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played, the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking, because it was something I could relate to. – JoBeth Williams

174838. I was concerned about doing a sequel and repeating myself. That was before I read the script. – JoBeth Williams

174839. I would like, certainly, to do different things. – JoBeth Williams

174840. It was my first scene in any movie and my only scene in Kramer vs. Kramer. I was petrified. – Jobeth Williams

174841. I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you’re almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people. – Joe Williams

174842. I don’t have any skeletons in my closet. – Joe Williams

174843. Treatment is the way to go. It can work if you have the right model. – Joe Williams

174844. Everybody has fights with their sister. – Joe Williams

174845. The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill. – Joe Williams

174846. People pump gas and then they go in the store and pick up some things and pay for them, and they forget to mention the gas. – Joe Williams

174847. It’s not that you want to sing, it’s that you have to sing. – Joe Williams

174848. I may have grown cynical from long service, but this is a tendency I do not like, and I sometimes think I’d rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it. – John Sharp Williams

174849. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government. – John Sharp Williams

174850. So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories. – John Williams

174851. The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us. – John Williams

174852. Cable would not translate into the public radio universe. – Juan Williams

174853. When I’m on TV, I’m often talking to a conservative host. I may have another conservative arguing with me. You’ve got very limited time, and you’re using ‘sound-bite’ type language. – Juan Williams

174854. The question now is does Obama have any hope of raising money? I don’t think he’ll raise it out of the New York people, I don’t think he’s going to raise it out the Hollywood people, so where’s the money going to come from for Barack Obama? – Juan Williams

174855. The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy. – Juan Williams

174856. Sometimes you have to understand that you push ahead, there’s going to be a lot of flak, there’s going to be a lot of dogs barking, but the wagon train moves ahead. – Juan Williams

174857. And there is no getting away from the fact – and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn’t go far enough. They say why isn’t it in place now? Why don’t I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That’s hurting Obama. – Juan Williams

174858. For me, the key is I always have to be the same person.If someone was to hear me say something on Fox and hear me say something different on NPR, they would say, ‘The guy is a hypocrite.’ – Juan Williams

174859. When you stop and look at so much of the kind of activism that has been triggered, the Tea Party and the like, as a result of Obama’s efforts – TARP, the stimulus package, and now the health care reform – there is a lot of sense this government is changing. – Juan Williams

174860. Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. – Juan Williams

174861. I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it’s target. – Kenneth Williams

174862. People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement. – Kenneth Williams

174863. The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive. – Kenneth Williams

174864. A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he’s not alone in the way he feels about himself. – Kenneth Williams

174865. I found that if I got up on the stage to entertain the troops I could make them shut up and look. – Kenneth Williams

174866. We know grooming is important for people. To get their hair done, to get makeup and things like that – that makes a person feel better. – Kenneth Williams

174867. It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing. – Kenneth Williams

174868. The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit. Because the handle extended out front it meant that wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow. – Kit Williams

174869. The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising. – Kit Williams

174870. Today she is the lady of death, which I believe is the best muse to have. – Kit Williams

174871. The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals. – Kit Williams

174872. The original item looked like a little hand cart with the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels. The man’s outstretched arm always pointed south. – Kit Williams

174873. The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it, not to submit to someone else’s control. – Kit Williams

174874. I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead. – Kit Williams

174875. You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art. – Kit Williams

174876. Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land. – Kit Williams

174877. Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special. – Kit Williams

174878. In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us. – Kit Williams

174879. In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder. It could have been made to point in any direction – north, south, east or west. – Kit Williams

174880. The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery. – Kit Williams

174881. She’s not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death. – Kit Williams

174882. If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don’t need and things we can’t have. – Kit Williams

174883. The chariot was purchased by a private collector who took it home to New York. I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last for at least a thousand years. – Kit Williams

174884. I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it’s the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it’s been sold I actually still have it, just in another form. – Kit Williams

174885. I started by looking at what others had done before me. You see, over the years there have been attempts by many different people to reconstruct the chariot. – Kit Williams

174886. I made every single piece myself, each individual component, so it was quite time consuming. – Kit Williams

174887. He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles. – Kit Williams

174888. Having designed and built several clocks during my career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look at the face of a clock both hands have the same center. – Kit Williams

174889. As I was working I noticed that the way I designed the differential gearing actually created a spare drive that sat directly below the emperor’s feet, or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot. – Kit Williams

174890. If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected, symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit. – Kit Williams

174891. It’s our job as economic developers in the state to make sure any prospect receives all available incentives. – Larry Williams

174892. What you will be looking for is a day that closes above the prior day’s high and most likely ‘breaks’ out to the upside to close above a trading range. This is the twitching worm that causes the public to leap before they look. – Larry Williams

174893. Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself. – Larry Williams

174894. The next time you see an outside day with a down close lower than the previous day, don’t get scared, get ready to buy! – Larry Williams

174895. One out of three jobs in Washington is tied to trade. – Larry Williams

174896. The three traits speculators must learn to manage within themselves are confidence, fear, and aggressiveness. – Larry Williams

174897. I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it. – Lucinda Williams

174898. I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don’t always know how to get there. – Lucinda Williams

174899. I started writing more with my voice in mind. – Lucinda Williams

174900. I mean, whose songs don’t focus on tragedy and loss? – Lucinda Williams

174901. I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I’ve been spending more time alone than I’d like. – Lucinda Williams

174902. I have to try different things to see what works best. Other people get impatient with that. – Lucinda Williams

174903. I have such a great band. We had played all this material on the road. I just wanted to let it fly. – Lucinda Williams

174904. I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way. – Lucinda Williams

174905. I’m just like everyone. I like to feel togetherness with someone. – Lucinda Williams

174906. I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I’m constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn’t that what’s important? – Lucinda Williams

174907. I don’t mean to complain. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything. – Lucinda Williams

174908. I am trying to get right with God. I’m sort of making a statement about the excessiveness. – Lucinda Williams

174909. I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn’t been broken, but I don’t know of anyone whose heart hasn’t been broken. – Lucinda Williams

174910. We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one. It was real organic and genuine. – Lucinda Williams

174911. I’m trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny. – Lucinda Williams

174912. If you come into success too soon, you’ll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you’ll be happier with yourself in the end. – Lucinda Williams

174913. I’m not just a doormat. I’m not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it’s about trying to find some strength through that. – Lucinda Williams

174914. In so many interviews, they bring up the sexual aspect of the record. I’ve had some journalists say it sounds like I’m lying down in bed singing with a microphone. It gets so old! – Lucinda Williams

174915. It’s really about living in your head… just looking out at the world, then going back into your head and tossing around a lot of ideas and coming out with something interesting to say. – Lucinda Williams

174916. Just because I’m talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn’t mean that I’m sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is. – Lucinda Williams

174917. People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. – Lucinda Williams

174918. I’m trying to get out of my own way. – Lucinda Williams

174919. Sade’s stuff is real deceptive. She’s got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets. – Lucinda Williams

174920. So few people are truly themselves when they’re in the spotlight. – Lucinda Williams

174921. Some of their best songs don’t have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn’t need to change anything. – Lucinda Williams

174922. The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What’s the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there’s one thing they’re known for, like Job. – Lucinda Williams

174923. I’ve had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people. – Lucinda Williams

174924. The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren’t worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice. – Lucinda Williams

174925. You can’t really praise somebody’s work and then criticize the process. – Lucinda Williams

174926. You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they’re ready. – Lucinda Williams

174927. I’d rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night at an arena. – Lucinda Williams

174928. I’m fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment. – Lucinda Williams

174929. The more I separate myself from my upbringing, the more I appreciate what it’s done for me. – Lucinda Williams

174930. I’m dealing with things as they come along, and I’m talking about it. – Lucinda Williams

174931. Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn’t consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done – unable to play except from paper. – Mary Lou Williams

174932. When Seymour saw me seated at the piano at that first rehearsal, he shouted: ‘What’s that kid doing here? Call your piano player and let’s get started.’ – Mary Lou Williams

174933. One way and another I was having a ball – playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family. – Mary Lou Williams

174934. Offers for me to play dances, society parties, even churches, were now coming in regularly. For most dates I was paid the sum of one dollar per hour, and they always tipped me at the end of the night. – Mary Lou Williams

174935. I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember. By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room. – Mary Lou Williams

174936. He explained how ridiculous the clowning was, and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously. – Mary Lou Williams

174937. Within a few hours I had them off, was about ready to play the shows. That night I opened, and during the week Harris was over to the house to talk my mother into letting me leave home. – Mary Lou Williams

174938. If we’re intimidated or scared, then there’s no way we can win. If we think it’s possible, then it’s possible. – Michael Williams

174939. We’re brothers and we all look after each other. If one person falls down, the rest of the team is going to be there to pick him up. We just work hard together to get it done. – Michael Williams

174940. It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that. – Michelle Williams

174941. The possibilities are endless for me – Broadway, TV, music and film. – Michelle Williams

174942. I was born with a fierce need for independence. – Michelle Williams

174943. Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. – Michelle Williams

174944. When my daughter asks, ‘What do you do?’, every movie I have a different answer. As she grows, she wants more explanations. – Michelle Williams

174945. I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn’t hold on to anything. – Michelle Williams

174946. Let’s be careful when we start comparing American to European tolerance because there isn’t necessarily a lot of European tolerance. – Montel Williams

174947. As the U.S., the world is questioning why not end it, and so if, in fact, we were to pull out, the world would definitely question why we did this to begin with. But I still believe the world would call upon us for help if they needed it. – Montel Williams

174948. I don’t know if anybody can second-guess what they will do on Capitol Hill. – Montel Williams

174949. I have visited some places where the differences between black and white are not as profound as they used to be, but I think there is a new form of racism growing in Europe and that is focused on people who are Middle Eastern. I see it. – Montel Williams

174950. I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it’s the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That’s what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn’t think that this is about making money, then they’re crazy. – Montel Williams

174951. I started this foundation when I was diagnosed. It was established for one reason, and that was to try to find a cure for MS. Every penny, 100% of the public donations that come into this are given back out in the form of grants to colleges and researchers around the world. – Montel Williams

174952. I travel Europe every couple of weeks. I just came back from London, Holland and Denmark. Every nation on this planet has its issues with race, and I am not sure if everyone has figured out how to deal with it. – Montel Williams

174953. I’ll find places to grab as I walk and talk, sometimes even walking backwards because I have more control that way. People have no idea that I’m doing this. – Montel Williams

174954. If we get the donations, I think we’re going to raise a significant amount of money; some will be used for some administered costs, but the public portion of that will go directly into grants. – Montel Williams

174955. As soon as we find a cure, we will utilize any of the donations to go toward providing medication to those who can’t afford it. That is my goal. – Montel Williams

174956. It’s hard to compare. Different times, different players. The administration four years ago did not have 9/11. I could tell you this; this particular administration was better suited to handle that than the former. – Montel Williams

174957. You see the images that the public is demanding. Why more reality-based TV? You’d think that after the first Survivor it would have gone away, but it hasn’t. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories, and want to see more and more. – Montel Williams

174958. No one tells every white person in this country how to be. No one tells every Hispanic, or Asian or Jewish person in this country how to be. There is no single definition of whiteness or single definition of blackness. – Montel Williams

174959. The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the ’60s and ’70s is because this country’s racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions. – Montel Williams

174960. There was a time when the FCC tried to require a certain amount of television and media to be educational, a certain amount to be newsworthy and a certain amount of it to be public access. – Montel Williams

174961. We have an incredible national forest service, and we have an incredible child outreach program that the president has put together. I don’t see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years. If we were to require that, we wouldn’t need a draft. – Montel Williams

174962. Is the U.S. better or is the world better? Is the U.S. better off today than we were four years ago? Obviously not, economically not. I think our stature in the world is not the same. – Montel Williams

174963. Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren’t likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any. – Otis Williams

174964. I’ve learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I’m looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be. – Otis Williams

174965. The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them. – Otis Williams

174966. We’ve been performing with symphonies all of our career and it sounds so wonderful when they play ‘My Girl’ with the large string section, I want to turn around and look. – Otis Williams

174967. I’m the glue that holds everything together. – Otis Williams

174968. We were so bad last year, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in the cheers. – Pat Williams

174969. We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play. – Pat Williams

174970. I like how the other guys are stepping up. If we keep this up, then Bell does not have to score 25 points a game for us to win. – Pat Williams

174971. Great leaders have a heart for people. They take time for people. They view people as the bottom line, not as a tool to get to the bottom line. – Pat Williams

174972. Coaching in the NBA is not easy. It’s like a nervous breakdown with a paycheck. – Pat Williams

174973. I am not on this planet to get something done – the things we accomplish are expressions of our purpose. – Paul Williams

174974. If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated. – Paul Williams

174975. Judge not, lest you be so fearful of judgment that you can hardly breath. – Paul Williams

174976. You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard. – Pharrell Williams

174977. You get used to it when you feel like you’re an artist. – Pharrell Williams

174978. When you’re playing, you’re playing something for the world to hear. – Pharrell Williams

174979. I just do what I do. It’s not something that should be revered as something that’s great. – Pharrell Williams

174980. When you’re dancing, you’re dancing for people to see. – Pharrell Williams

174981. The sexiest woman musician is Alicia Keys. – Pharrell Williams

174982. The keyboard is my journal. – Pharrell Williams

174983. So when I’m playing, I’m sort of painting a feeling in the air. – Pharrell Williams

174984. I think all music is a gift from God. – Pharrell Williams

174985. I love what I do, I love my job. – Pharrell Williams

174986. I just happen to admire everyone that we work with. – Pharrell Williams

174987. Fashion is more about feel than science. – Pharrell Williams

174988. I love making music, though. I love playing. – Pharrell Williams

174989. I don’t know whether I like it, but it is what I meant. – Ralph Vaughan Williams

174990. But in the next world I shan’t be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it. – Ralph Vaughan Williams

174991. No, it’s a Bb. It looks wrong and it sounds wrong, but it’s right. – Ralph Vaughan Williams

174992. The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding: what we genuinely understand we can do. – Raymond Williams

174993. What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism, is capitalists. The faster they run the more strain on their heart. – Raymond Williams

174994. To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing. – Raymond Williams

174995. We’re from the ghetto. Venus is a ghetto Cinderella. People from the ghetto don’t get nervous. – Richard Williams

174996. These players are prima donnas. They need to educate themselves so they don’t make such stupid remarks. – Richard Williams

174997. All my life I’ve been waiting for this, and now it can happen. A Williams is going to win. – Richard Williams

174998. I’m closer to being happy. I’m doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things. – Ricky Williams

174999. As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it’s there for a long time. I’ve been working on being able to let things go. I don’t think I ever want to buy property again. – Ricky Williams

175000. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It’s not in my nature. – Ricky Williams

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