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177001. You know, you want everything you do, obviously, to be a success critically and commercially. But what you find out as you go along is that everything won’t. – Lee Ann Womack

177002. With this album, I tried not to think too much. If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn’t over-think it. If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it, I would. – Lee Ann Womack

177003. When you really are country, and you don’t just wear it like a piece of clothing or something, you really can’t get away from it. It just is who you are. – Lee Ann Womack

177004. Well, probably having to be away from home. When I come back I kind of feel like there’s a routine going on that I’m not a part of, so that can be difficult. – Lee Ann Womack

177005. The satisfaction that I get from doing what I do is not what I thought. I thought it would be that I’d feel like a star, I’d feel important. But I don’t. – Lee Ann Womack

177006. The satisfaction comes because you work hard and it pays off. It is not as glamorous as I thought it would be, but, you know, I appreciate it more than I ever knew I would, and I love it more than I ever knew I would. – Lee Ann Womack

177007. So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don’t think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to. – Lee Ann Womack

177008. I don’t go out that much anymore, unfortunately. I used to enjoy it, but I’m just so busy. Like last night, everybody else went out, and I just went straight home and went to bed. – Lee Ann Womack

177009. Nominations come and go. It is not going to happen to you every year, and I am very well aware of that. – Lee Ann Womack

177010. I don’t sing country music because I’m not capable of singing other kinds of music; I sing it because I think it’s the most beautiful kind of music there is. – Lee Ann Womack

177011. I’ve learned the lesson that when you’re in the middle of something that seems overwhelming, or you’re in a bad situation and it seems like it’s the end of the world or whatever, then you learn that it’s not. – Lee Ann Womack

177012. I’m the most low-maintenance person on the road. – Lee Ann Womack

177013. I’m a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences. – Lee Ann Womack

177014. I want to reach as many people as I can. – Lee Ann Womack

177015. I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances. – Lee Ann Womack

177016. I think it is very important in this business to be an individual. – Lee Ann Womack

177017. I think a lot of it had to do with, you know, I was always a daddy’s girl. I was always wanting to please him, and I think he was pleased when he’d walk past my room and I was listening to those records. – Lee Ann Womack

177018. And I also have a camera, a Web cam, and I have one at home, so I can hook up and talk to the girls, and they can see me while we’re on the bus in the middle of nowhere. – Lee Ann Womack

177019. So it’s more the musician in me that makes me stretch out and try different things more than anything. But, like a lot of guitar players, I have one certain niche that’s my thing that I’m better at than the others. – Lee Ann Womack

177020. And it took me about 11 years to get a record deal, and I just had to work around and come to terms with the fact that what I was doing was going to be different, and I just had to wait until somebody was ready to jump on the bandwagon. – Lee Ann Womack

177021. Minds ripen at very different ages. – Stevie Wonder

177022. You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations. – Stevie Wonder

177023. Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things. – Stevie Wonder

177024. Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. – Stevie Wonder

177025. Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle! – Stevie Wonder

177026. Let us come together before we’re annihilated. – Stevie Wonder

177027. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision. – Stevie Wonder

177028. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. – Stevie Wonder

177029. Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person. – Stevie Wonder

177030. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. – Stevie Wonder

177031. Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with. – Stevie Wonder

177032. What I say is from my heart. You must be sincere. So when I sing a song, people are supposed to feel it. – Wayne Wonder

177033. That’s me, man – I’m a lover not a fighter. – Wayne Wonder

177034. Anything I sing is supposed to be genuine. It’s not supposed to be make-believe or I’m making something for the crowd to jump or to hold up their hands. – Wayne Wonder

177035. I am a conservative type of person, so sometimes when I’m chilling with myself, people always come ask me, ‘What’s wrong with you? What are you wondering about?’ – Wayne Wonder

177036. It’s always a live experience – anything that happens around you. It’s so easy to just put it to a song. – Wayne Wonder

177037. My first encounter with a Kelly was not on a musical scale. It was from primary school. Dave and I went to primary school together and we were like boy scouts. – Wayne Wonder

177038. My grandmother always told me you must keep to your old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth, be careful and stay positive. – Wayne Wonder

177039. People call me Wayne Wonder and it also goes back to football because I could do mad skills with the ball and people would marvel and wonder how I could do it. – Wayne Wonder

177040. I’ve come to the conclusion that everybody should marry, including me. – Anna May Wong

177041. I’m Anna May Wong. I come from old Hong Kong. But now I’m a Hollywood star. – Anna May Wong

177042. Every time your picture is taken, you lose a part of your soul. – Anna May Wong

177043. The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature – something deep inside the heart. – John Woo

177044. My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism. – John Woo

177045. We’ve created an impression that life is risk-free, and it’s not. – Alastair Wood

177046. Even then, Vanderbilt was the premiere place for clinical pharmacology. – Alastair Wood

177047. I think we need to think beyond the issue of absolute risk. – Alastair Wood

177048. I thought my Beatles LPs sounded pretty good on a record player, but that was before I had heard a CD. – Alastair Wood

177049. I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way. – Alastair Wood

177050. I don’t like to sell my finest pieces. – Beatrice Wood

177051. I happen to believe that there is an afterlife. – Beatrice Wood

177052. I was in a convent for a year. – Beatrice Wood

177053. There’s so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else. – Beatrice Wood

177054. Well, I don’t go out much socially. I don’t enjoy going out. – Beatrice Wood

177055. Yes, because when you’re in love, you are shy. – Beatrice Wood

177056. Here in America we’re doing the most wonderful crafts. – Beatrice Wood

177057. You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex. – Beatrice Wood

177058. And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color. – Beatrice Wood

177059. You see, I was never stage-struck the way most girls were. – Beatrice Wood

177060. My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road. – Beatrice Wood

177061. You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself. – Beatrice Wood

177062. First of all, I’d like to say here the fact that I’m not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard. – Beatrice Wood

177063. Certainly I was relatively a refined person. No way a tramp. – Beatrice Wood

177064. But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America. – Beatrice Wood

177065. But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating. – Beatrice Wood

177066. And then a great thing in my life was going to India. – Beatrice Wood

177067. And several galleries – two had asked me and I said no, because I didn’t want to leave things on consignment. – Beatrice Wood

177068. And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love. – Beatrice Wood

177069. And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter. – Beatrice Wood

177070. A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic. – Beatrice Wood

177071. Sex is energy. – Beatrice Wood

177072. Over and over I’m on the point of giving it up. – Beatrice Wood

177073. But you can’t realize, you can’t know what another person goes through. – Beatrice Wood

177074. I’m not too interested in books about India. – Beatrice Wood

177075. The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp, and we immediately fell for each other. Which doesn’t mean a thing because I think anybody who met Marcel fell for him. – Beatrice Wood

177076. It is time… to end the long-standing and unproductive methodological debate over ‘originalism’ versus ‘dynamism’ or ‘evolution’ and focus instead on how, as a substantive matter, we should interpret the Constitution in the twenty-first century, and what it has to say on questions unimaginable to our eighteenth-century Framers. – Diane Wood

177077. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. – Diane Wood

177078. There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. – Diane Wood

177079. Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights. – Diane Wood

177080. Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because I’m old enough now to have something to say, which probably wasn’t always the case. – Douglas Wood

177081. Robert Altman’s Nashville is my all-time favorite film because it covers all the bases – it’s original, moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining. – Douglas Wood

177082. That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner. – Douglas Wood

177083. The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards. – Douglas Wood

177084. The major studios don’t differ very much from one another as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure. – Douglas Wood

177085. Originality is, for me, the most important quality in a script. – Douglas Wood

177086. When I saw The Player, I came out with knots in my stomach because it was so true to my experience. – Douglas Wood

177087. Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true. – Douglas Wood

177088. While I’ve lived in L.A. since 1985, I’ll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I’m able. – Douglas Wood

177089. Working in Hollywood can be tumultuous, with incredible highs and lows and you need to be grounded. – Douglas Wood

177090. Write the kind of movie you would want to see, in a genre you love. – Douglas Wood

177091. There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause, especially for emotionally needy people like me! – Douglas Wood

177092. I am a big fan of the TV series Taxi which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I’ve seen. – Douglas Wood

177093. I’m more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project. – Douglas Wood

177094. Animation scripts tend to be much more descriptive and are lighter on dialogue. – Douglas Wood

177095. But so much of being an actor isn’t so great – the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity. – Douglas Wood

177096. Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He’s an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability. – Douglas Wood

177097. Fear of failure has always been my best motivator. – Douglas Wood

177098. All of the material for The Fine Line was created via improvisation with my partner, but not in front of an audience. We’d continue to refine it in front of an audience based on their responses until it was set and scripted. – Douglas Wood

177099. I became much happier when I realized I shouldn’t depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust. – Douglas Wood

177100. I know a lot of people in the business recommend the many Story Structure seminars being offered here, but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts. – Douglas Wood

177101. I love all of Albert Brooks’ work from Defending Your Life back to his first film, Real Life, but am sorry that he seems to have lost his edge in his more recent work. – Douglas Wood

177102. I used to love Woody Allen but feel he’s become a hack as a director. Bullets Over Broadway is the only film of his I’ve enjoyed in the last 10 years. – Douglas Wood

177103. I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston. – Douglas Wood

177104. I was only in one play at Steppenwolf, in the early days. – Douglas Wood

177105. I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches. – Douglas Wood

177106. It’s not a monster movie. It’s a supernatural thriller. – Ed Wood

177107. We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it… because you cannot compromise an artist’s vision. – Ed Wood

177108. Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what’s causing them, but it’s upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery. – Ed Wood

177109. What do you know? Haven’t you heard of suspension of disbelief? – Ed Wood

177110. Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it’ll be successful? – Ed Wood

177111. We shot ten minutes of the movie, and now we’re looking for completion funds. – Ed Wood

177112. Yes, but if you take that crap and put a star in it, then you’ve got something. – Ed Wood

177113. This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama. – Ed Wood

177114. Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello. – Ed Wood

177115. Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It’s about the big picture. – Ed Wood

177116. He’s too short, he’s too… tall, he’s… just not going to work. – Ed Wood

177117. One is always considered mad, when one discovers something that others cannot grasp. – Ed Wood

177118. There’s a real purity in New Zealand that doesn’t exist in the states. It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It’s a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected. – Elijah Wood

177119. The worst kind of lying I’ve ever done is keeping things from people. – Elijah Wood

177120. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. – Elijah Wood

177121. Dream the impossible because dreams do come true. – Elijah Wood

177122. I definitely don’t look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me. – Elijah Wood

177123. I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. – Elijah Wood

177124. I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, “Poor thing.” I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better. – Elijah Wood

177125. If you cut off your arm instead of going ‘spurt, spurt, spurt’ wouldn’t it, like, go nuts? Or would it go with the beat of your heart? – Elijah Wood

177126. So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others. – Elijah Wood

177127. In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for. – Elijah Wood

177128. I’m kind of insane when it comes to music, a little obsessed. – Elijah Wood

177129. We are truly indefatigable in providing for the needs of the body, but we starve the soul. – Ellen Wood

177130. The biggest lessons I’ve learned in life have probably come from a bad situation, from an angry situation, even if I wasn’t the one who was angry. – Evan R. Wood

177131. Sometimes I forget that I am even watching myself, realizing that’s me. It’s like you almost become a fan yourself: You are just this normal person watching this show, and then you realize that it’s your show. It’s weird sometimes. – Evan R. Wood

177132. If I’m going to do anything extreme, I want it to have consequences. – Evan R. Wood

177133. We all just kinda did everything we thought we were supposed to do and girls dated the guys they were supposed to and did things with the guys they were supposed to. – Evan Rachel Wood

177134. Just look at the messages today’s media are sending everybody, from TV and commercials to actors and singers. Kids are just drowning in that 24-7 and it’s getting really bad. – Evan Rachel Wood

177135. The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success, by no revolution, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction. – Fernando Wood

177136. All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. – Grant Wood

177137. You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine. Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish. – Grant Wood

177138. If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence. – James Wood

177139. I still have never met Harry Saltzman, and was told he is quite unpleasant. – Lana Wood

177140. I never knew motherhood could be so truly gratifying until I had Natasha. – Natalie Wood

177141. I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic. – Natalie Wood

177142. I thought it was a wonderful line – right on the cutting room floor. – Natalie Wood

177143. I never saw film stars at home. We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool. – Natalie Wood

177144. I’m just going to have to grow old, because I’m too terrified to have anything done. – Natalie Wood

177145. I didn’t like children. I didn’t think of myself as a child. I didn’t like any of the things other children were interested in. – Natalie Wood

177146. I didn’t know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be. – Natalie Wood

177147. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom alone. My mother or a social worker always went with me. – Natalie Wood

177148. From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything. – Natalie Wood

177149. For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby. – Natalie Wood

177150. At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space. – Natalie Wood

177151. Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it’s part of growing up. – Natalie Wood

177152. A lot changed when I had Natasha. I’m a survivor. – Natalie Wood

177153. If I didn’t believe in what I’m doing, I’d rather go to work in a dime store. – Natalie Wood

177154. I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt. – Natalie Wood

177155. Sometimes when I visit my sister and her two children, I wonder if she missed a lot by getting married. Right now, nothing could be further from my mind than getting married. – Natalie Wood

177156. My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorm… and to tell you the truth, I feel the same way. – Natalie Wood

177157. My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later. – Natalie Wood

177158. I’ve been terrified of the water, and yet it seems I’m forced to go into in on every movie that I make. – Natalie Wood

177159. I was so overprotected, I used to think I was as delicate as people said I was. – Natalie Wood

177160. I’m not very bright about money. I’m not domestic either. If I don’t learn how to cook, maybe I won’t have to. – Natalie Wood

177161. Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don’t think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing. – Natalie Wood

177162. The constant attention is what is so difficult. – Natalie Wood

177163. The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby. – Natalie Wood

177164. The times that I have done something that I didn’t respond to emotionally right away, it’s generally not worked out too well. – Natalie Wood

177165. There are certain stars who are not actors. I don’t want to be that type. – Natalie Wood

177166. When I get married it will be for keeps. – Natalie Wood

177167. Not even analysis, by itself, can transform you. You must still do the changing yourself. – Natalie Wood

177168. Warren and I are friends, but working with him had been difficult. – Natalie Wood

177169. We all wanted to copy Vivien Leigh. – Natalie Wood

177170. We were descended from royalty. – Natalie Wood

177171. Today’s films are so technological that an actor becomes starved for roles that deal with human relationships. – Natalie Wood

177172. In my family, they were all big boozers. – Ron Wood

177173. It’s taken folk a while to come around, hasn’t it? Even the boys in the band weren’t too sure about the whole art thing. They just wanted me to concentrate on the music. But they respect it now. – Ron Wood

177174. Jo left me a few months ago for 10 days. I get this note: I’ll come back when the real Ronnie comes back. – Ron Wood

177175. I’ve got an article where my mum says that I used to run home from school to watch the Stones on TV. Right from when I was at college I wanted to be in that band. – Ron Wood

177176. Mick has expressed an interest in coming to the gallery tonight because he’s seen me behaving myself lately. He is being much more supportive, which is nice. – Ron Wood

177177. I always want to rock. – Ron Wood

177178. Mick says, Would you join the band? I say to him, Mick, you know I’d be there in a New York minute. – Ron Wood

177179. My dad lived till he was 78, my mum was in her 80s, and I’ve got two uncles who are in their 90s now. – Ron Wood

177180. My real self is probably more creative and more frightening than any sort of drink or drug-induced state. – Ron Wood

177181. Let’s face it: I paint well. I know it, you know it. There’s no arguing really, is there? – Ron Wood

177182. I’m terrible with money, absolutely awful. I’m always losing it. – Ron Wood

177183. I’m a Gemini, so I have a great time with the other guy. – Ron Wood

177184. I just think my body can’t handle it any more. I did try a little drink a while back, and I was actually physically ill. I went into an immediate depression, and felt awful, just dreadful. So that’s it. I’m over it now. – Ron Wood

177185. Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up, I wasn’t about to see them go and split up. It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought that Keith hated him and vice versa. – Ron Wood

177186. All of us can’t wait to get out there whatever way. – Ron Wood

177187. I like it when journalists are nice to me, and it’s happening more and more. – Ron Wood

177188. I can’t be left unsupervised. – Ron Wood

177189. People often get the wrong impression of Mick. The clever businessman is just one side of Mick. The other side is the same as the rest of us, a true rocker! – Ron Wood

177190. I go off into Dublin and two days later I’m spotted walking by the Liffey with a whole bunch of new friends. – Ron Wood

177191. I heard this massive thud. I spun around, and there Keith was, on the ground. He’d cut his gums up on impact, he was very bloody, and clutching his head. I think it was a kind of wake-up call for him. – Ron Wood

177192. I love to go to Ireland just to relax. – Ron Wood

177193. With every gig we have to prove ourselves better than the night before. – Ron Wood

177194. The last show we played, I was straight as a die. It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope, but being focused was… good. – Ron Wood

177195. You don’t make solo albums to have hits. – Ron Wood

177196. When I’m left on my own I’m my own worst enemy. – Ron Wood

177197. When I first started all this, it was mostly music fans that came along, Stones fans. But now, I’m being taken seriously. I’ve got highfalutin’ art collectors and everything! – Ron Wood

177198. When I first saw Jo, I said boom, that was it, because I’m a one-woman man. – Ron Wood

177199. What can I say, I’m an alcoholic. It’s what I do. – Ron Wood

177200. We’re great, Jo and me. We’re pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it. She’s also brilliant at clearing a room. So protective, so devoted. I can’t believe how much she loves me. – Ron Wood

177201. We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith. He’s like a human machine with a constitution of iron, and they all thought they could do the same. – Ron Wood

177202. They say you can smoke 400 cigs a day and drink 20 cups of coffee, but you can’t have a line or a drink again. – Ron Wood

177203. There’s a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don’t know what it is. But I’ve got it. – Ron Wood

177204. Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it. You had to be there. It was quite funny. – Roy Wood

177205. I’ve always been that way. I’m not very good at reading music but I’m pretty quick at picking things up. – Roy Wood

177206. When we did a lot of that Motown stuff there were four of us on the front line. When we started the evening we’d start from one end of the band and just go along. The lead singer would change all the time. That’s the first time that I actually managed to put it into a record. – Roy Wood

177207. Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time. – Roy Wood

177208. We should have gone over years before that. I always wanted to and I think most of the band did. – Roy Wood

177209. We happened to be in the studio next door and I think Noel Redding came around and said, ‘Do you fancy having a sing on this?’ We just went and did it and it was great. – Roy Wood

177210. Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don’t write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song’s all right, I wouldn’t choose to sing it now. – Roy Wood

177211. To me, ‘Blackberry Way’ stands up as a song that could be sung in any era, really. We do it with the new doing all sort of fanfare things in it and it works really well. It goes down great with audiences. – Roy Wood

177212. The best thing I ever heard was in the ’60s. I heard Jimi Hendrix play ‘I Can Hear The Grass Grow’ after a rehearsal, and it was brilliant. – Roy Wood

177213. When we were first started we were doing a lot of Motown stuff, but actually playing it more in a rock way. Everybody in the band sang and we did a lot of harmonies. – Roy Wood

177214. I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren’t together personally as a band. We weren’t pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you’re having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us. – Roy Wood

177215. I’ve always been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. I always feel that you should keep singles as commercial as possible so that the people can walk down the road and whistle a song. But on the other hand on albums I think you can afford to show people what you can do. – Roy Wood

177216. The first people I ever saw were probably Little Richard and Gene Vincent. – Roy Wood

177217. I think we were probably playing live for about 12 months before we got a recording deal. – Roy Wood

177218. I named it that because more or less each person from the band used to play in other bands and when we left respective bands other members from those bands all sort of changed round. It was a big sort of move thing. I got it from that, I suppose. – Roy Wood

177219. Even though we didn’t actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called ‘Dear Elaine,’ which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I’d written. – Roy Wood

177220. Projects like this don’t come along very often and I feel amazingly luck to be a part of it. – Sam Wood

177221. Todd and I have a very complementary working style . – Sam Wood

177222. We went into this with the utmost respect for the source material, but we recognized the need for change. – Sam Wood

177223. We’ve carried that over into the visual development as well. We’ve designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire. – Sam Wood

177224. While they’re building a solid foundation that will support whatever is coming down the road, Todd and I are itching to see further, to push the envelope. – Sam Wood

177225. I threw so hard I thought my arm would fly right off my body. – Smokey Joe Wood

177226. I sometimes think that being widowed is God’s way of telling you to come off the Pill. – Victoria Wood

177227. Sexual harassment at work… is it a problem for the self-employed? – Victoria Wood

177228. You very seldom see a picture where you watch the process of falling in love. – Alfre Woodard

177229. When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it’s a very special thing. What’s familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn’t happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they’re suddenly together. – Alfre Woodard

177230. Television studios bet the farm on reality shows, where they didn’t need any actors and movie studios had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me. – Alfre Woodard

177231. I think people need to understand that with plays and with cinema, when you hear about it, call and get a ticket then or go and see it then. It’s especially with the play, which I can do because it’s a limited run. – Alfre Woodard

177232. I rather go to see a good play than be in one. – Alfre Woodard

177233. I just had a full body cleanse. And am eating right and exercising a lot. – Alfre Woodard

177234. And I communed with many different faiths and even when I wanted to be rebellious I never did not believe in Him. I never believed the people who said God was destructive or punishing. – Alfre Woodard

177235. I have always done what I wanted to do. – Alfre Woodard

177236. After 9/11 and the impending actors’ strike of a few years ago, roles dried up for everyone. – Alfre Woodard

177237. I can’t say too much about it because I don’t know a lot. We’re not told what’s in store for our characters until we turn up to shoot the episode. But it’s fair to say that Betty and her son bring a brand new mystery to the street and they will be around all season. – Alfre Woodard

177238. As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me – it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn’t know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct. – Alfre Woodard

177239. Does my character hate Bree? Well, let’s just put it this way. Bree hasn’t seen the last of me. I gave that drunk gal a ride home a few episodes ago and she turned on me! – Alfre Woodard

177240. Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that. – Alfre Woodard

177241. Everyone has the impulse to be elite. – Alfre Woodard

177242. I am not getting any younger and am taking a new approach to life. – Alfre Woodard

177243. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Edward Woodberry

177244. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Murphy’s First Corollary If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire. – George Edward Woodberry

177245. “Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better. – George Edward Woodberry

177246. Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life? – George Edward Woodberry

177247. I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn’t want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor’s salary. – George Woodcock

177248. I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence. – George Woodcock

177249. I believe in that connection between freedom and the city. – George Woodcock

177250. I don’t believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn’t pay anything, and that sort of thing. – George Woodcock

177251. I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something. – George Woodcock

177252. My split with the university was over the fact that I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India. – George Woodcock

177253. I suppose I’m led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries – people whom I’ve admired, people who I thought were ten times better than me when I was in my twenties and early thirties. I may have been right. – George Woodcock

177254. I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that. – George Woodcock

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177255. What I’m going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It’s the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city. – George Woodcock

177256. They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn’t understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned. – George Woodcock

177257. Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing. – George Woodcock

177258. You can be bound by physical things, as I am by certain sicknesses, but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize that all initiatives really come from yourself if you don’t depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind. – George Woodcock

177259. It doesn’t really mean a great deal of difference to a life. You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing, you leave it. I’ve done it on several occasions. – George Woodcock

177260. Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances. He was very loyal. Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal. He hated passionately and irrationally. – George Woodcock

177261. I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that. – George Woodcock

177262. It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing. – George Woodcock

177263. When you act dramatically in that way it often has a consequence that is very negative. – George Woodcock

177264. My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn’t merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit. – George Woodcock

177265. Now, wages in the automobile industry are made up of two components, what we call base rates and the cost of living factor which is fed in by the operation of the escalator. – Leonard Woodcock

177266. I might say that when the settlement was made the Nixon administration issued what they called a second inflation alert in which the General Motors settlement was branded as being inflationary and bad for the country. – Leonard Woodcock

177267. And so we said to General Motors that the solution had to be a first year increase, which had to be sizeable because we bad to catch up with the lost position as against the cost of living and we had to make some progress. – Leonard Woodcock

177268. At the end of 1964, wholesale prices had been relatively stable for some years. – Leonard Woodcock

177269. We made a demand for the the same wage rates to be paid in the Canadian plants as in the U.S. plants. – Leonard Woodcock

177270. When we came then to the 1967 negotiations we had the problem of one market between two countries fully under the control of the American companies that owned the facilities on both sides of the border. – Leonard Woodcock

177271. Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities. – Leonard Woodcock

177272. It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. – John Wooden

177273. Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights. – John Wooden

177274. A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. – John Wooden

177275. Ability is a poor man’s wealth. – John Wooden

177276. Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. – John Wooden

177277. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden

177278. Be prepared and be honest. – John Wooden

177279. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

177280. Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. – John Wooden

177281. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

177282. Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. – John Wooden

177283. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

177284. I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. – John Wooden

177285. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden

177286. It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. – John Wooden

177287. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. – John Wooden

177288. There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. – John Wooden

177289. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. – John Wooden

177290. Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters. – John Wooden

177291. Never mistake activity for achievement. – John Wooden

177292. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden

177293. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

177294. Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden

177295. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

177296. The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. – John Wooden

177297. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden

177298. What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player. – John Wooden

177299. You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. – John Wooden

177300. You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

177301. It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

177302. The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. – John Wooden

177303. If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government? – Victoria Woodhull

177304. To go behind a man’s hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition. – Victoria Woodhull

177305. The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order. – Victoria Woodhull

177306. Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped. – Victoria Woodhull

177307. Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul. – Victoria Woodhull

177308. I endeavor to make the most of everything. – Victoria Woodhull

177309. Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week. – Victoria Woodhull

177310. It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love. – Victoria Woodhull

177311. If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it. – Victoria Woodhull

177312. My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily. – Victoria Woodhull

177313. I would like above any other place to go to Hartford. I want to face the conservatism there centered and compel it into decency. – Victoria Woodhull

177314. I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it. – Victoria Woodhull

177315. When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken. – Victoria Woodhull

177316. Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life. – Victoria Woodhull

177317. Is it fair to treat a woman worse than a man, and then revile her because she is a woman? – Victoria Woodhull

177318. I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint. – Victoria Woodhull

177319. For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity. – Victoria Woodhull

177320. While others prayed for the good time coming, I worked for it. – Victoria Woodhull

177321. I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please. – Victoria Woodhull

177322. My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly. – Victoria Woodhull

177323. I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice. – Victoria Woodhull

177324. Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation. – Victoria Woodhull

177325. I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Victoria Woodhull

177326. By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a citizen of the United States? – Victoria Woodhull

177327. Women have no government. – Victoria Woodhull

177328. I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question. – Victoria Woodhull

177329. Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition. – Victoria Woodhull

177330. I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable. – Victoria Woodhull

177331. Good mothers know that their relationship with each of their children is like a movable feast, constantly changing and evolving. – Sue Woodman

177332. Every time I write something down I check it to see if it has that telltale glow, the glow that tells me there’s something there. If it glows, it stays. Everything is either on or off. – Jim Woodring

177333. Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers. – Jim Woodring

177334. A tree is an incomprehensible mystery. – Jim Woodring

177335. People aren’t interested in seeing themselves as they really are. – Jim Woodring

177336. It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime. – Jim Woodring

177337. I’ve heard that Alfred Hitchcock said that by the time he was ready to shoot a film, he didn’t even want to do it any more because he’d already had all of the fun of working it out. It’s the same thing with these Frank comics. – Jim Woodring

177338. Is this administration, the Clinton administration, an administration that needed defending? – Judy Woodruff

177339. Every news organization should ideally be as broadly representative as possible. – Judy Woodruff

177340. If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory. – Judy Woodruff

177341. It’s always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind bars for failing to turn over sources. There’s no way to say what the long-term outcome will be. – Judy Woodruff

177342. Politics is in my blood. I’d love to be involved in 2008, maybe even ’06. – Judy Woodruff

177343. There have been trade-offs every day, every month, every year. There’s a lot that I missed and I do have regrets in that area. But I have been able to bring to my family the richness of being a journalist. – Judy Woodruff

177344. We decided to focus on women because no one was singling them out. – Judy Woodruff

177345. I’ve never seen Washington as divided as we are right now. – Judy Woodruff

177346. Blame someone else and get on with your life. – Alan Woods

177347. Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It’s not going to do me any good. – James Woods

177348. I was able to lean on people for favors and things to help out because their budget was so low. It was half of what John Travolta’s perk package is on a film. Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film. – James Woods

177349. I’m a pretty quiet guy, but if people want to think of me as a lady killer, I guess that’s good. – James Woods

177350. I’m absolutely gonna win it, because I’m ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people. – James Woods

177351. I’m famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary, and b) It’s probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody so I would say, just come on up. – James Woods

177352. Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of the kids and let the adults run the country. – James Woods

177353. My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn’t walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors. – James Woods

177354. No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they’re amazingly well informed. – James Woods

177355. So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that’s fine because I’m making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK? – James Woods

177356. Sometimes the way you respond to horrific, evil deeds is the measure of one’s self as a man, as a nation, as people, as a community. – James Woods

177357. The lifeblood of my career has been independent film. – James Woods

177358. The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook in their mouth and they’ll take it. – James Woods

177359. We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that’s a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it. – James Woods

177360. Celebrity – I don’t even know what that means. Obviously it’s the same basic word as celebration, but I don’t know what’s being celebrated. – James Woods

177361. Jeane Dixon tells us that May and June are going to be pretty bad. June may be worse than May. But everything will turn out to be fine and to be of stout heart and all that. – Rose Mary Woods

177362. It will always be the ball and me. – Tiger Woods

177363. And I don’t cook, either. Not as long as they still deliver pizza. – Tiger Woods

177364. You can always become better. – Tiger Woods

177365. The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta. – Tiger Woods

177366. The major championships have always been a special focus in my career, and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be. – Tiger Woods

177367. My main focus is on my game. – Tiger Woods

177368. Michael left because of the Bulls’ management, not because he’d lost his love of playing the game. – Tiger Woods

177369. In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance. – Tiger Woods

177370. If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about. – Tiger Woods

177371. If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year. – Tiger Woods

177372. I’m not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I’m trying. – Tiger Woods

177373. I’m aware if I’m playing at my best I’m tough to beat. And I enjoy that. – Tiger Woods

177374. I’m addicted. I’m addicted to golf. – Tiger Woods

177375. Green and black go well together, don’t they? – Tiger Woods

177376. Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish. – Tiger Woods

177377. I want to be what I’ve always wanted to be: dominant. – Tiger Woods

177378. As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun. – Tiger Woods

177379. Don’t force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It’s the child’s desire to play that matters, not the parent’s desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun. – Tiger Woods

177380. For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize. – Tiger Woods

177381. Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. – Tiger Woods

177382. Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. – Tiger Woods

177383. I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course. – Tiger Woods

177384. I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that day will be. – Tiger Woods

177385. I don’t get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. – Tiger Woods

177386. I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love. – Tiger Woods

177387. I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys. – Tiger Woods

177388. I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. – Tiger Woods

177389. One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists. – Carter G. Woodson

177390. The strongest bank in the United States will last only so long as the people will have sufficient confidence in it to keep their money there. – Carter G. Woodson

177391. The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess. – Carter G. Woodson

177392. The mere imparting of information is not education. – Carter G. Woodson

177393. The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers. – Carter G. Woodson

177394. The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples. – Carter G. Woodson

177395. Our most widely known scholars have been trained in universities outside of the South. – Carter G. Woodson

177396. The thought of’ the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies. – Carter G. Woodson

177397. They still have some money, and they have needs to supply. They must begin immediately to pool their earnings and organize industries to participate in supplying social and economic demands. – Carter G. Woodson

177398. This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible. – Carter G. Woodson

177399. This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom. – Carter G. Woodson

177400. Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. – Carter G. Woodson

177401. When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. – Carter G. Woodson

177402. Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination. – Carter G. Woodson

177403. The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself. – Carter G. Woodson

177404. We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just. – Carter G. Woodson

177405. If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. – Carter G. Woodson

177406. Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits. – Carter G. Woodson

177407. And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race. – Carter G. Woodson

177408. The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people. – Carter G. Woodson

177409. Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority. – Carter G. Woodson

177410. I am a radical. – Carter G. Woodson

177411. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me. – Carter G. Woodson

177412. As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching. – Carter G. Woodson

177413. If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery. – Carter G. Woodson

177414. If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto. – Carter G. Woodson

177415. If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do. – Carter G. Woodson

177416. If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own. – Carter G. Woodson

177417. In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money. – Carter G. Woodson

177418. In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them. – Carter G. Woodson

177419. In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent. – Carter G. Woodson

177420. Let us banish fear. – Carter G. Woodson

177421. I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit. – Carter G. Woodson

177422. Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon’s numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law. – Bob Woodward

177423. The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know. – Bob Woodward

177424. The biggest rap on me is that I don’t find a Watergate every couple of years. Well, Watergate was unique. It’s not something Carl Bernstein, I, or the Washington Post caused. – Bob Woodward

177425. Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I’d still be on the City Desk. – Bob Woodward

177426. Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it’s generally very small newspapers or local TV stations. – Bob Woodward

177427. The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified. – Bob Woodward

177428. People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I’m a Washington insider, and you know, that’s quite silly. What does that even mean? – Bob Woodward

177429. Nixon’s grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped. – Bob Woodward

177430. Nixon’s attempts to order subversion of various departments was bound to come out in some form. – Bob Woodward

177431. Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect. – Bob Woodward

177432. Newspapers that are truly independent, like The Washington Post, can still aggressively investigate anyone or anything with no holds barred. – Bob Woodward

177433. The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal. – Bob Woodward

177434. Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something. – Bob Woodward

177435. Using these unnamed sources, if done properly, carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government. – Bob Woodward

177436. It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end could be used as a primer on the American political system. – Bob Woodward

177437. It was accountability that Nixon feared. – Bob Woodward

177438. Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story. – Bob Woodward

177439. Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel. – Bob Woodward

177440. Certain political figures think when you call them and ask them for a comment; that you are somehow doing something that you shouldn’t be doing. – Bob Woodward

177441. If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about whether the media’s too soft or too hard, about 999 would say too hard. – Bob Woodward

177442. When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon’s own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it’s all too clear the horror of what went on. – Bob Woodward

177443. We’re not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I’m sure. – Bob Woodward

177444. We need to police ourselves in the media. – Bob Woodward

177445. Way before Watergate, senior administration officials hid behind anonymity. – Bob Woodward

177446. There may yet be another Watergate book. I have thought a book about the aftermath of Watergate and its impact could be done, perhaps by me or someone else. – Bob Woodward

177447. When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans. – Bob Woodward

177448. The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon’s lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known. – Bob Woodward

177449. There’s hostility to lying, and there should be. – Bob Woodward

177450. There is a garbage culture out there, where we pour garbage on people. Then the pollsters run around and take a poll and say, do you smell anything? – Bob Woodward

177451. There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can. – Bob Woodward

177452. The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views. – Bob Woodward

177453. The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal. His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg. – Bob Woodward

177454. The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies. – Bob Woodward

177455. The legislator learns that when you talk a lot, you get in trouble. You have to listen a lot to make deals. – Bob Woodward

177456. Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending. – Bob Woodward

177457. Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post. – Bob Woodward

177458. Clinton… believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives. – Bob Woodward

177459. I don’t think there will ever be a permanent truce, but I believe the media needs to be more careful and be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print. – Bob Woodward

177460. I don’t think it’s useful for somebody to argue with reviews. – Bob Woodward

177461. I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I’ve been told by first-hand sources. – Bob Woodward

177462. I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch. – Bob Woodward

177463. I believe there’s too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television. – Bob Woodward

177464. I gave my word that this source would not be identified unless he changed his mind. He has not. – Bob Woodward

177465. Deep Throat’s information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected. – Bob Woodward

177466. I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it. – Bob Woodward

177467. Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us. – Bob Woodward

177468. Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him. – Bob Woodward

177469. Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet for calls and information and suggestions. – Bob Woodward

177470. Any suggestion that I’m writing about political operatives because I’m interested in political operatives misses the entire point. – Bob Woodward

177471. After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon’s tapes. – Bob Woodward

177472. A reporter’s ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government. – Bob Woodward

177473. Even now there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Nixon operation was going to threaten us. – Bob Woodward

177474. I recently did the David Letterman Show about my book. He was very serious and made no jokes and it caught me off guard a little bit. He was much more serious than some of the joke shows that journalists get on. – Bob Woodward

177475. I have found people don’t want to be told. That they can figure it out. – Bob Woodward

177476. I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don’t know. The source you didn’t go to. The phone call you didn’t return. – Bob Woodward

177477. I have written things that Republicans and Democrats and all kinds of figures have either hated or felt very uncomfortable about. Because in doing these long projects and books, you get close to the bone. And they’re not calling me up and asking me for dinner. – Bob Woodward

177478. When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making. – Bob Woodward

177479. I’m not going to name some of my colleagues who are very well-known for their television presentation, but they wouldn’t know new information or how to report a story if it came up and bit them. – Bob Woodward

177480. I think that everyone is kind of confused about the information they get from the media and rightly so. I’m confused about the information I get from the media. – Bob Woodward

177481. If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it’s really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources. – Bob Woodward

177482. I think people are smart enough to sort it out. They know when they’re watching one of these food fight shows where journalists sit around and yell and scream at each other, versus serious issue reporting. – Bob Woodward

177483. I don’t think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates. – Bob Woodward

177484. I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon’s Watergate tapes, and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking and providing information to Carl and myself. – Bob Woodward

177485. I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies that never were described or leaked out. But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate. – Bob Woodward

177486. I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us. – Bob Woodward

177487. There can be no one best way of organizing a business. – Joanne Woodward

177488. My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday; I’m learning so much from her. – Joanne Woodward

177489. Intensity is so much more becoming in the young. – Joanne Woodward

177490. I was down in Washington when 9/11 happened. We were in the middle of putting together the next summer season, and all I could think of was something somehow must make sense to us. Our Town kept coming into my mind. – Joanne Woodward

177491. An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems that are not being addressed and then makes an effort to make their voice heard. Sometimes there are so many things that it’s almost impossible to make your voice heard in every area, but you can sure try. – Joanne Woodward

177492. Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat. – Joanne Woodward

177493. I knew I was coming home, I thought they would consider acquittal, I was disappointed that they didn’t. – Louise Woodward

177494. I don’t think I can answer questions about the trust fund. – Louise Woodward

177495. I said all along I would not sell my story. I don’t think it would be right. – Louise Woodward

177496. I would like to go to University and be like a normal 20 year old. – Louise Woodward

177497. In time the truth will come out, I will be cleared. – Louise Woodward

177498. The support in Britain made a big difference. – Louise Woodward

177499. It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. – Fred Woodworth

177500. Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness. – Fred Woodworth

177501. If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also. – Fred Woodworth

177502. The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist’s drill. – Leonard Woolf

177503. Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man. – Leonard Woolf

177504. Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. – Virginia Woolf

177505. There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea. – Virginia Woolf

177506. The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers. – Virginia Woolf

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177507. The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. – Virginia Woolf

177508. The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. – Virginia Woolf

177509. The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. – Virginia Woolf

177510. The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind. – Virginia Woolf

177511. The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. – Virginia Woolf

177512. The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. – Virginia Woolf

177513. These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. – Virginia Woolf

177514. There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. – Virginia Woolf

177515. This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. – Virginia Woolf

177516. This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say. – Virginia Woolf

177517. Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. – Virginia Woolf

177518. My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for? – Virginia Woolf

177519. Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. – Virginia Woolf

177520. The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. – Virginia Woolf

177521. Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent. – Virginia Woolf

177522. This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant. – Virginia Woolf

177523. The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness. – Virginia Woolf

177524. Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. – Virginia Woolf

177525. Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them. – Virginia Woolf

177526. Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. – Virginia Woolf

177527. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf

177528. One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats – and one always secretes too much jelly. – Virginia Woolf

177529. One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. – Virginia Woolf

177530. Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art. – Virginia Woolf

177531. That great Cathedral space which was childhood. – Virginia Woolf

177532. Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. – Virginia Woolf

177533. Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied? – Virginia Woolf

177534. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. – Virginia Woolf

177535. One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. – Virginia Woolf

177536. On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. – Virginia Woolf

177537. Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe. – Virginia Woolf

177538. If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure – the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully? – Virginia Woolf

177539. I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. – Virginia Woolf

177540. To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. – Virginia Woolf

177541. To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. – Virginia Woolf

177542. We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print. – Virginia Woolf

177543. When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly. – Virginia Woolf

177544. If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ‘our’ country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. – Virginia Woolf

177545. Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet’s heart when caught and tangled in a woman’s body? – Virginia Woolf

177546. Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women? – Virginia Woolf

177547. Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. – Virginia Woolf

177548. Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. – Virginia Woolf

177549. Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. – Virginia Woolf

177550. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Virginia Woolf

177551. We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. – Virginia Woolf

177552. Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth. – Virginia Woolf

177553. It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. – Virginia Woolf

177554. It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work. – Virginia Woolf

177555. It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. – Virginia Woolf

177556. Language is wine upon the lips. – Virginia Woolf

177557. Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say. – Virginia Woolf

177558. Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. – Virginia Woolf

177559. If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers? – Virginia Woolf

177560. Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. – Virginia Woolf

177561. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. – Virginia Woolf

177562. It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality. – Virginia Woolf

177563. It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly. – Virginia Woolf

177564. You send a boy to school in order to make friends – the right sort. – Virginia Woolf

177565. It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality. – Virginia Woolf

177566. It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer. – Virginia Woolf

177567. It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. – Virginia Woolf

177568. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. – Virginia Woolf

177569. Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. – Virginia Woolf

177570. Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. – Virginia Woolf

177571. I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in. – Virginia Woolf

177572. I read the book of Job last night, I don’t think God comes out well in it. – Virginia Woolf

177573. I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. – Virginia Woolf

177574. Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. – Virginia Woolf

177575. Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do. – Virginia Woolf

177576. I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose. – Virginia Woolf

177577. I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write. – Virginia Woolf

177578. For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. – Virginia Woolf

177579. Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. – Virginia Woolf

177580. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. – Virginia Woolf

177581. A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out. – Virginia Woolf

177582. A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it’s there complete in the mind, if only at the back. – Virginia Woolf

177583. A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. – Virginia Woolf

177584. Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders. – Virginia Woolf

177585. Arrange whatever pieces come your way. – Virginia Woolf

177586. As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. – Virginia Woolf

177587. Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic. – Virginia Woolf

177588. For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year? – Virginia Woolf

177589. Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune. – Alexander Woollcott

177590. All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. – Alexander Woollcott

177591. Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening. – Alexander Woollcott

177592. I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it. – Alexander Woollcott

177593. It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars! – Alexander Woollcott

177594. Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing. – Alexander Woollcott

177595. Nothing risque, nothing gained. – Alexander Woollcott

177596. The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. – Alexander Woollcott

177597. There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. – Alexander Woollcott

177598. His huff arrived and he departed in it. – Alexander Woollcott

177599. At 83 Shaw’s mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else’s. – Alexander Woollcott

177600. I was not depressed when they got me out. I have always taken my dismissals as part of the game. – Frank Woolley

177601. We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition. – Frank Woolley

177602. Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket. – Frank Woolley

177603. Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players. – Frank Woolley

177604. Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to the boundary earned only two, and I believe that those two innings would have been worth 150 apiece in a county match. – Frank Woolley

177605. Lots of times I was out through forcing the game. – Frank Woolley

177606. It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch must be occupied all day after winning the toss. – Frank Woolley

177607. In the old days we were probably educated in cricket in a far more serious way than now. – Frank Woolley

177608. I don’t think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald. – Frank Woolley

177609. I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent. – Frank Woolley

177610. It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to attend the third day of a match when so often the last day produces the best and most exciting cricket. – Frank Woolley

177611. When digging ceases to be a great game and becomes, as in Egypt, merely business, it will be a bad thing. – Leonard Woolley

177612. Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence, men are sometimes fitted for his service. – John Woolman

177613. We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with, in number about twenty. They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged. – John Woolman

177614. When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied. – John Woolman

177615. All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times. – John Woolman

177616. I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work. – John Woolman

177617. About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible. – John Woolman

177618. The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help. – John Woolman

177619. The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures. – John Woolman

177620. By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief. – John Woolman

177621. I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others. – John Woolman

177622. I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure. – John Woolman

177623. I then wrought at my trade as a tailor; carefully attended meetings for worship and discipline; and found an enlargement of gospel love in my mind, and therein a concern to visit Friends in some of the back settlements of Pennsylvania and Virginia. – John Woolman

177624. I was born in Northampton, in Burlington County, West Jersey, in the year 1720. – John Woolman

177625. If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use. – John Woolman

177626. Many slaves on this continent are oppressed, and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High. Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments, that he cannot be partial in our favor. – John Woolman

177627. My heart hath often been deeply afflicted under a feeling that the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us, as a society, in that clearness which it might have been, had we been as faithful as we ought to be to the teachings of Christ. – John Woolman

177628. My own will and desires were now very much broken, and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord, to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me. – John Woolman

177629. After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me. – John Woolman

177630. As we move toward a new Middle East, over the years and, I think, over the decades to come, we will make a lot of people very nervous. – James Woolsey

177631. My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up, though never before in a cause like this – a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life. – David Wooster

177632. I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence. – David Wooster

177633. When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song, but I always hear her and her truth. – Tom Wopat

177634. I’m facing upstage, with my back to the audience, and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing. – Tom Wopat

177635. I think now I’m being taken a little more seriously. That’s pure conjecture on my part. – Tom Wopat

177636. I’ve made it clear to my agents that I want more interesting stuff. – Tom Wopat

177637. It’s amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist. – Tom Wopat

177638. The country experience was more of a departure. When you consider my education and my upbringing, you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth of my popular music aspirations. – Tom Wopat

177639. There’s a guy at the record company who’s 30, and he says, I would not listen to these songs except in this context. Somehow the recording process, the arrangements, make it more accessible. – Tom Wopat

177640. When you’re doing the traditional musicals, singing songs that are 40 and 50 years old, you realize there’s a reason why those musicals are hits. These are amazing songs! – Tom Wopat

177641. With Schubert, a lot of the melodies are very simple, but he’s in this groove. He’s in touch with his heart. – Tom Wopat

177642. I have no experience performing that music live in front of an audience. So that remains to be seen. I’m very excited to see what that’s going to be like. – Tom Wopat

177643. There were a couple of years when I wanted to be a football player, but I really always wanted to be a singer. – Tom Wopat

177644. I did I Love My Wife on Broadway in 1978, and then went into television land. Now things are starting to come together in the way I thought they might when I was a kid. – Tom Wopat

177645. As I’ve gone along, I felt like I was discovering an aspect of my voice that I didn’t know was there: an ability to interpret a song in a way that makes it more accessible. – Tom Wopat

177646. I sang opera, I sang show tunes. I got into a rock band for a while. I’ve sung a lot of different things. – Tom Wopat

177647. I listen to Steely Dan. I really like Steely Dan. – Tom Wopat

177648. Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future. – William Wordsworth

177649. That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth

177650. Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. – William Wordsworth

177651. Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. – William Wordsworth

177652. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. – William Wordsworth

177653. Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them. – William Wordsworth

177654. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come. – William Wordsworth

177655. One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. – William Wordsworth

177656. Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. – William Wordsworth

177657. The child is father of the man. – William Wordsworth

177658. In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing. – William Wordsworth

177659. I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more. – William Wordsworth

177660. How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. – William Wordsworth

177661. Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. – William Wordsworth

177662. Not without hope we suffer and we mourn. – William Wordsworth

177663. The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours. – William Wordsworth

177664. With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. – William Wordsworth

177665. Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. – William Wordsworth

177666. When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign in solitude. – William Wordsworth

177667. What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out. – William Wordsworth

177668. What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars. – William Wordsworth

177669. That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. – William Wordsworth

177670. To begin, begin. – William Wordsworth

177671. The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. – William Wordsworth

177672. The things which I have seen I now can see no more. – William Wordsworth

177673. The ocean is a mighty harmonist. – William Wordsworth

177674. The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind. – William Wordsworth

177675. The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this. – William Wordsworth

177676. The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. – William Wordsworth

177677. For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity. – William Wordsworth

177678. To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. – William Wordsworth

177679. Faith is a passionate intuition. – William Wordsworth

177680. Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

177681. But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. – William Wordsworth

177682. A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. – William Wordsworth

177683. Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsworth

177684. Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. – William Wordsworth

177685. I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. – Bernie Worrell

177686. Usually, I just do what I want, because I got it that way. – Bernie Worrell

177687. Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton. – Bernie Worrell

177688. I was born with a natural gift. My mother recognized the talent. – Bernie Worrell

177689. The radios are going to dictate. That’s another fight. That’s another story there. I wish they just let it be. – Bernie Worrell

177690. I don’t listen to a lot of radio today. It’s not really music to me. – Bernie Worrell

177691. We used to have a main female vocalist. But she had a baby. Now we do the singing ourselves. – Bernie Worrell

177692. I talk by playing, not by words. – Bernie Worrell

177693. I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and no one had ever taught anybody that young, back in those days. – Bernie Worrell

177694. As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I’m writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I’ll just sit and roll tape. – Bernie Worrell

177695. Prince presented us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. – Bernie Worrell

177696. People like my voice and say I can sing, but I don’t like microphones in front of my face: it distracts me. – Bernie Worrell

177697. I was known around the college for jamming in the lounge. – Bernie Worrell

177698. My mother wanted me to be a concert pianist. – Bernie Worrell

177699. You can be enticed by food, wooed by food, sex, money, or instruments. – Bernie Worrell

177700. Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts. – Bernie Worrell

177701. You help families focus on the future through their children. – Sam Worthington

177702. I didn’t set out to be famous; if I’d wanted that, I would have gone on Big Brother. – Sam Worthington

177703. Most actors go, ‘I read the script and fell in love with it’; I fall in love with the directors. – Sam Worthington

177704. People care and are willing to help me out my desperate circumstances. – Sam Worthington

177705. To supply people for ages in camps makes no sense… you have to rebuild that cabana that they rent out to tourists on the weekend. They need help getting their fields repaired and their boats repaired. – Sam Worthington

177706. I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars worth when they go to a movie, and that they’re not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again. I don’t care what people think of me as a person, but I do care what people think of my work, and whether I’m investing enough into it. – Sam Worthington

177707. A lot of these people were getting to where they didn’t need help anymore. You have to start all over again. – Sam Worthington

177708. I started getting letters from college in the tenth grade. – James Worthy

177709. I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard. – James Worthy

177710. A face is too slight a foundation for happiness. – Mary Wortley

177711. A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly. – Mary Wortley

177712. Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others’ retiring. – Mary Wortley

177713. There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life. – Mary Wortley

177714. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet. – Mary Wortley

177715. I don’t say tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it. – Mary Wortley

177716. Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one’s power to do good, riches being another word for power. – Mary Wortley

177717. Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries. – Henry Wotton

177718. Well-building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight. – Henry Wotton

177719. An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country. – Henry Wotton

177720. Write a page a day. It will add up. – Herman Wouk

177721. The President has a quick and able mind, though not everybody gives him that, not by a long shot. – Herman Wouk

177722. Discount my partiality, but my report is that so far The Winds of War is looking good. – Herman Wouk

177723. I felt there’s a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I’d be a jerk not to take advantage of it. – Herman Wouk

177724. I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans. – Herman Wouk

177725. I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge. – Herman Wouk

177726. Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality. – Herman Wouk

177727. Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. – Herman Wouk

177728. Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine. My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the scriptures and with rabbinic literature. This is the way we live. – Herman Wouk

177729. Some people think that all the equipment you need to discuss religion is a mouth. – Herman Wouk

177730. The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns. – Herman Wouk

177731. My brain doesn’t have enough time to play around like that. To get limber enough to have a nightmare. – John Wozniak

177732. A song called Never. Which we never play. But it’s a great song. – John Wozniak

177733. I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I’ve never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they’re one of my favorite bands ever, but I’ve never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through. – John Wozniak

177734. No, we’ll never get back together. We’ll remain friends, but I see her going in a completely different direction than me musically. But she’ll end up doing really well if she continues on the path she’s on. Because she’s doing something very original. – John Wozniak

177735. Well, when I was younger, in high school, I started out smoking pot. Which escalated into taking acid on a regular basis, which escalated into selling acid. And then I started, when I went to college, I started doing opiates. – John Wozniak

177736. Yeah, I might remaster it, in fact I’m sure I would. But all the songs will be the same. – John Wozniak

177737. People stopped hanging out with me at the point when I stopped doing drugs. All of a sudden they didn’t wanna hang out with me anymore. And I would have hung out with them. I mean they were killing themselves, but I still would have hung out with them. – John Wozniak

177738. He’s a tremendous guy. And what’s more, he’s virtually a genius in the field of management. – John Wozniak

177739. Atari is a very sad story. – Steve Wozniak

177740. I think everything I have done in my life, my reasons at the time were right no matter how things worked out. – Steve Wozniak

177741. I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for! – Steve Wozniak

177742. I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen. – Steve Wozniak

177743. For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution. – Steve Wozniak

177744. Every dream I’ve ever had in life has come true ten times over. – Steve Wozniak

177745. Even if you do something that others might consider wrong, you should at least be willing to talk about it and tell your parents what you’re doing because you believe it’s right. – Steve Wozniak

177746. But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it’s a lie and they’re protected if the person’s famous or it’s a company. – Steve Wozniak

177747. At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff. – Steve Wozniak

177748. Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He’s always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children. – Steve Wozniak

177749. I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good and right building parts of the browser into the operating system. Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly. – Steve Wozniak

177750. In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer. – Steve Wozniak

177751. Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such. – Steve Wozniak

177752. My whole life had been designing computers I could never build. – Steve Wozniak

177753. You know what, Steve Jobs is real nice to me. He lets me be an employee and that’s one of the biggest honors of my life. – Steve Wozniak

177754. Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked. – Steve Wozniak

177755. What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself. – Steve Wozniak

177756. The way I did it, every job was A+. – Steve Wozniak

177757. The more we thought, the more they all sounded boring compared to Apple. You didn’t have to have a real specific reason for choosing a name when you were a little tiny company of two people; you choose any name you want. – Steve Wozniak

177758. The first Apple was just a culmination of my whole life. – Steve Wozniak

177759. Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science! – Steve Wozniak

177760. Steve Jobs didn’t really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don’t deny that. – Steve Wozniak

177761. If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny. – Steve Wozniak

177762. Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. – Steve Wozniak

177763. I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way. – Steve Wozniak

177764. My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. – Steve Wozniak

177765. It’s just not right that so many things don’t work when they should. I don’t think that will change for a long time. – Steve Wozniak

177766. It would be nice to design a real briefcase – you open it up and it’s your computer but it also stores your books. – Steve Wozniak

177767. Everything we did we were setting the tone for the world. – Steve Wozniak

177768. In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by. – Steve Wozniak

177769. All the best people in life seem to like LINUX. – Steve Wozniak

177770. I’m surprised at the extent of the bigotry. But it really plays out when companies or schools take a side and prohibit the other platform at all. We Mac users should be good even when the other side is bad. We should do what we can to accept the other platforms. – Steve Wozniak

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177771. I’d learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw – shapes of characters and things. – Steve Wozniak

177772. Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I’d put myself in the latter category. But I’d never call myself a normal designer of anything. – Steve Wozniak

177773. A lot of hacking is playing with other people, you know, getting them to do strange things. – Steve Wozniak

177774. Hard disks have disappointed me more than most technologies. – Steve Wozniak

177775. After the Apple II was introduced, then came the Commodore and the Tandy TRS-80. – Steve Wozniak

177776. I’ve learned one thing about life. We’re a good deal like that ball, dancing on the fountain. We know as little about the forces that move us, and move the world around us, as that empty ball does. – Ardel Wray

177777. Time is strange. A moment can be as short as a breath, or as long as eternity. – Ardel Wray

177778. I think the studio gave me that series on purpose, because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin was ill and that I needed to go to work. They gave me that series to do. – Fay Wray

177779. Juan Tripp was a friend. Good name for an airline man, huh? Juan Tripp after another? – Fay Wray

177780. It was so satisfying for me – a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?! – Fay Wray

177781. It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed. – Fay Wray

177782. I would say the secret is to be enthusiastic about everything that comes into your life. To care, to care about people. To be excited about everything that comes close to you. I love to read. And I love to write, mostly. – Fay Wray

177783. I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment for the people who had written films in the early, early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all. – Fay Wray

177784. As far as advice, that will be in my next book, my next collection. I certainly never like to instruct anyone, but just say as I feel. That’s the same as advice, isn’t it? – Fay Wray

177785. I think to have done ‘Titanic’ would have been a tortuous experience altogether. I feel good about where my life is, now. I feel free and joyous and happy and more liberated than I have ever been. – Fay Wray

177786. My next book is Scene by Scene: as Seen by Fay Wray. It’ll be about different incidents. Just my feelings about quite a few people. Attitudes. My thoughts about the universe and simple things like that. – Fay Wray

177787. I don’t know why Sinclair Lewis fell in love with me. He didn’t get even the slightest response from me. But his letters were lovely. And the poems he wrote me were lovely. I used some of them in my book. – Fay Wray

177788. He was just trying to tease me – I knew that later – but he said he’d have to leave because it wasn’t fair to have anyone in the room who was going to make fun of what he had to say. He had a good sense of humor, really. – Fay Wray

177789. For the purposes of the play, it was perfect to be able to use that and the stresses and strains that there were. At the end of the play, the mother realizes the terrible things she had done. – Fay Wray

177790. Crawford washed her hands a lot. She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows. She just couldn’t get enough done in that direction. She was compulsive about being clean, clean, clean! – Fay Wray

177791. Cary Grant was wonderful to work with on stage. He would move downstage, so that as he looked at me the audience had to look at me, too. He knew a lot about the theater and how to move around. He was very secure. – Fay Wray

177792. Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that’s where he wanted to be. – Fay Wray

177793. I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that. – Fay Wray

177794. That was’ one time when my technique absolutely deserted me, I must admit. There was a wax face that he had created himself to cover his own ugliness. I was in his clutches and I had to hit him in the face. – Fay Wray

177795. When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room and made an aria of horror sounds. I was in charge of it; there was no one there to listen to me. I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do. – Fay Wray

177796. When the picture was finished, they took me into the sound room and then I screamed more for about five minutes just steady screaming, and then they’d cut that in and add it. – Fay Wray

177797. When it was over my daughter said, ‘Oh, I felt so sorry for him – he didn’t want to hurt you, he liked you.’ That was Victoria. When you visualize him up there on top of the Empire State Building, you do feel sorry for him. – Fay Wray

177798. Well, the Empire State was about 40′ high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2′ high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size. – Fay Wray

177799. They were very considerate, I must say. Every time I felt I was about to slip out of these fingers and would yell for help, they’d let me down and re-organize things. – Fay Wray

177800. There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes, but only in horizontal and never from above. Never from above. – Fay Wray

177801. Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet position for the arts and I think she was right. I think she was right. – Fay Wray

177802. The producers who wanted me to do it liked me and trusted me, and more than one scene was only one take, because I’d plan ahead what I thought would be appropriate for that scene-so one take was enough. – Fay Wray

177803. My children didn’t when they were little because I thought that they had to be of a certain age. I hoped they liked me well enough not to want to see me in that sort of a spot. – Fay Wray

177804. Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock or a tree or black velvet, and just had to imagine the whole thing. – Fay Wray

177805. So I was asked to do horror film after horror film, a series of about five, after that, and some of those were a little too gruesome. I wasn’t too comfortable all the time in those. I didn’t really care for them. – Fay Wray

177806. She wanted us to feel we were above everyone in the town. She really did tell us that we were related to Chief Justice John Marshall, and that may have been true. I never did bother to find out. – Fay Wray

177807. Paul Lucas had a particularly amusing accent, so I chuckled. That was terrible; I shouldn’t have done that, but he took it too big. He got up and said he couldn’t work with people who laughed at him! – Fay Wray

177808. Only in your imagination can you revise. – Fay Wray

177809. Actually, the camera was never overhead at any time. It was always a side view of me. Subsequently, after the picture was released, I saw some scenes from above and my clothes being pulled-and I think that was added later. – Fay Wray

177810. There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood. – Fay Wray

177811. You know, I’m an eagle, flying around in the mountains. – Link Wray

177812. I’m surprised that I actually pulled off the recording, getting all those people at the same time. – Link Wray

177813. Elvis was rock’n’roll. He came from the poverty and the pain. – Link Wray

177814. God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play. – Link Wray

177815. If you went to see me today, you might not like my music. – Link Wray

177816. Money don’t rule me, record companies don’t rule me. – Link Wray

177817. Soul music is pain – you can hear the slaves, the beatin’ and the hurtin’. – Link Wray

177818. Because I’m not the same today as I was in ’58, or ’59 or even ’71. – Link Wray

177819. I just believe in my Indian, spiritual god and my music. – Link Wray

177820. But I don’t believe in organised politics, organised religion, organised music, organised anything. – Link Wray

177821. In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry. – Christopher Wren

177822. A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth. – Christopher Wren

177823. Architecture aims at Eternity. – Christopher Wren

177824. All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control. – Chauncey Wright

177825. And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization. – Chauncey Wright

177826. By what criterion… can we distinguish among the numberless effects, that are also causes, and among the causes that may, for aught we can know, be also effects, – how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends? – Chauncey Wright

177827. If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research. – Chauncey Wright

177828. Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief; though positivism maintains that it is the only kind which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements. – Chauncey Wright

177829. The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man. – Chauncey Wright

177830. The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours. – Chauncey Wright

177831. The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form. – Chauncey Wright

177832. We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them. – Chauncey Wright

177833. Natural Selection never made it come to pass, as a habit of nature, that an unsupported stone should move downwards rather than upwards. It applies to no part of inorganic nature, and is very limited even in the phenomena of organic life. – Chauncey Wright

177834. Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced, and cares for no better evidence. – Chauncey Wright

177835. I grew up in a very modest house. We were poor-we lived on the poverty level. We all got jobs as young kids. – Chely Wright

177836. I’ve saved every dime I’ve made in my life. – Chely Wright

177837. I’ve learned a lot about my voice, and about things I can do with it. Maybe that’s why my sound has become a little more pop. – Chely Wright

177838. I’m not a Democrat, I’m not a Republican-I’m an American, I’m a human. – Chely Wright

177839. I’m a Scorpio, and who knows if there is any validity to it, but I’m very emotional. I have high highs and low lows. – Chely Wright

177840. I wish I had a great relationship with my mother. – Chely Wright

177841. I guess we guess our way through life. How many times do we really know for sure? – Chely Wright

177842. I came along at a time when the industry was eating its young. – Chely Wright

177843. All I ever wanted to do was write songs and get on a bus and go play them for people. – Chely Wright

177844. I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver. – Chely Wright

177845. I’m very much a traditionalist, but I think it’s important to know about tradition so that you can evolve the music you are deciding to make. – Chely Wright

177846. I have been swamped with tremendous response. I am expecting a huge crowd. – Frances Wright

177847. These will vary in every human being; but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it. – Frances Wright

177848. There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being. – Frances Wright

177849. The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue. – Frances Wright

177850. Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown. – Frances Wright

177851. Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period. – Frances Wright

177852. Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ. – Frances Wright

177853. It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential. – Frances Wright

177854. If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance. – Frances Wright

177855. However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly. – Frances Wright

177856. How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge – just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers. – Frances Wright

177857. Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. – Frances Wright

177858. Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others – we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others – unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny. – Frances Wright

177859. All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. – Frances Wright

177860. If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment. – Frances Wright

177861. It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor. – Francis Wright

177862. Surely it is time to examine into the meaning of words and the nature of things, and to arrive at simple facts, not received upon the dictum of learned authorities, but upon attentive personal observation of what is passing around us. – Francis Wright

177863. Speak of change, and the world is in alarm. And yet where do we not see change? – Francis Wright

177864. Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it. – Francis Wright

177865. Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one. – Francis Wright

177866. Man has been adjudged a social animal. – Francis Wright

177867. The hired preachers of all sects, creeds, and religions, never do, and never can, teach any thing but what is in conformity with the opinions of those who pay them. – Francis Wright

177868. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. – Francis Wright

177869. The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind. – Francis Wright

177870. Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not. – Francis Wright

177871. He who lives in the single exercise of his mental faculties, however usefully or curiously directed, is equally an imperfect animal with the man who knows only the exercise of muscles. – Francis Wright

177872. But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood? – Francis Wright

177873. Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself. – Francis Wright

177874. And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind. – Francis Wright

177875. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. – Francis Wright

177876. We have seen that no religion stands on the basis of things known; none bounds its horizon within the field of human observation; and, therefore, as it can never present us with indisputable facts, so must it ever be at once a source of error and contention. – Francis Wright

177877. We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men. – Francis Wright

177878. A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence. – Francis Wright

177879. The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies. – Francis Wright

177880. Less is only more where more is no good. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177881. Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177882. Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177883. God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177884. Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177885. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177886. I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177887. I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177888. Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177889. Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177890. Mechanization best serves mediocrity. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177891. Well, now that he’s finished one building, he’ll go write four books about it. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177892. I feel coming on a strange disease – humility. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177893. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177894. Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177895. Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177896. Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177897. Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177898. Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177899. Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177900. Space is the breath of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177901. New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177902. Television is chewing gum for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177903. The architect must be a prophet… a prophet in the true sense of the term… if he can’t see at least ten years ahead don’t call him an architect. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177904. The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177905. The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177906. The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177907. The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177908. Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177909. The truth is more important than the facts. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177910. TV is chewing gum for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177911. Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177912. To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177913. Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177914. “Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177915. Freedom is from within. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177916. No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177917. If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177918. No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177919. The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177920. The space within becomes the reality of the building. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177921. The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177922. The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177923. Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177924. The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177925. There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177926. All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177927. Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177928. Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177929. A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177930. A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177931. A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177932. A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177933. An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177934. An idea is salvation by imagination. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177935. Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177936. Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177937. Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can’t nail them to a wall. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177938. Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177939. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177940. Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. – Frank Lloyd Wright

177941. India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It’s the reverse of the West. – Gary Wright

177942. I didn’t develop or build synths. I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances. – Gary Wright

177943. I will be developing artists for my new label. The rest is in God’s Hands. – Gary Wright

177944. I’m developing artists for my new record label, my son’s band, Intangible, being one of them. – Gary Wright

177945. In 1972, George Harrison invited me to accompany him on a trip to India. – Gary Wright

177946. George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique. – Gary Wright

177947. Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are. – Gary Wright

177948. My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy. – Gary Wright

177949. No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist’s work and download it free is stealing. It’s hard work writing and recording music, and it’s morally wrong to steal it. – Gary Wright

177950. The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident. I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really didn’t need more instruments, so I didn’t use them. – Gary Wright

177951. The Internet is both great and terrible. As a source of information, a tool for delivering music and art, it’s great. But spamming ads and piracy of music is terrible. It’s stealing. – Gary Wright

177952. Artists were nurtured back in the ’70s. Their music was developed by the record companies. – Gary Wright

177953. We lived on a farm in the English countryside, where we wrote a lot of our music. You really were treated like an artist during those days-not like product, which is now the mode. – Gary Wright

177954. I always wanted to do something completely different. – Gary Wright

177955. We visited Ravi. We didn’t study with him, as such. – Gary Wright

177956. The more far-out artists, the better. – Gary Wright

177957. I like Anastacia’s version of Love is Alive best. – Gary Wright

177958. Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how. – Georg Henrik von Wright

177959. Transnational, gigantic industrial companies no longer operate within political systems, but rather above them. – Georg Henrik von Wright

177960. If one is satisfied with things, one doesn’t complain about the downsides that exist, either. – Georg Henrik von Wright

177961. My name is usually the one on the end of people’s lips. – Ian Wright

177962. I never travel without my sketch book. – Ian Wright

177963. The great thing about movies is that they’re collaborative. And the worst thing is that they’re collaborative. – Jeffrey Wright

177964. Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It’s seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part. – Jeffrey Wright

177965. Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything’s cool, and you don’t necessarily want to know what’s in it. The same thing holds true with movies. – Jeffrey Wright

177966. Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry – except that he wasn’t as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan. – Jeffrey Wright

177967. I’m not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I’m two steps away from the other side when I’m out there. It’s more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down. – Jeffrey Wright

177968. I think I was afraid of what I might say when I got onto someone’s stage or in front of someone’s camera. – Jeffrey Wright

177969. I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can’t do it. They don’t have the chops. – Jeffrey Wright

177970. I like New York because you’re kind of forced to smell everybody else’s funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you. – Jeffrey Wright

177971. For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day. It had been in the back of my head for a while, but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it, and finally I just stepped up. – Jeffrey Wright

177972. And it’s one reason why I don’t go to a lot of movies – they’re more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns. – Jeffrey Wright

177973. In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns. – Jeremiah Wright

177974. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. – Jeremiah Wright

177975. The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied. – Jeremiah Wright

177976. We started the AIDS virus. We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty. – Jeremiah Wright

177977. America is still the No. 1 killer in the world. – Jeremiah Wright

177978. As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe. – Judith Wright

177979. Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place. – Judith Wright

177980. Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth. – Judith Wright

177981. Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture – they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit. – Judith Wright

177982. We are hungry for more; if we do not consciously pursue the More, we create less for ourselves and make it more difficult to experience More in life. – Judith Wright

177983. We’ve observed that people who stall in their personal growth work often have counterproductive soft addictions that stand in their way of growth and having the life they say they want. It can be a simple thing, such as watching TV instead of finishing a project. – Judith Wright

177984. When not deeply engaged in creative activities, or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty. My heart hurt. I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost, barely existing. – Judith Wright

177985. When we learn new behaviors and break through to higher levels of consciousness and love, we can fulfill the deeper spiritual hunger within. – Judith Wright

177986. I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them. – Judith Wright

177987. You amaze me. You’re 229 years old and that’s what you think is funny. – Max Wright

177988. We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments, a little more power could be expected. The completion of the motor according to drawing was, therefore, proceeded with at once. – Orville Wright

177989. With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe. – Orville Wright

177990. We estimated that we could make one of four cylinders with 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke, weighing not over two hundred pounds, including all accessories. – Orville Wright

177991. The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center. – Orville Wright

177992. The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall. – Orville Wright

177993. No data on air propellers was available, but we had always understood that it was not a difficult matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers. – Orville Wright

177994. We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp at Kill Devil Hill on Friday, the 25th. – Orville Wright

177995. When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won. – Orville Wright

177996. When the motor was completed and tested, we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds, but that the power rapidly dropped till, at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power. – Orville Wright

177997. The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines. – Orville Wright

177998. A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight. – Orville Wright

177999. No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. – Orville Wright

178000. Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them! – Orville Wright

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