180000 famous quotes part 18 – 17001 to 18000

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180000 famous quotes part 18 – 17001 to 18000

17001. What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance. – Richard Parks Bland

17002. Will you stand by it now, or will you let the Shylocks come and have their way? It is for you to determine. – Richard Parks Bland

17003. I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe. – Richard Parks Bland

17004. Any political party that undertakes to do it will, in God’s name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled, into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future. – Richard Parks Bland

17005. We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question. – Richard Parks Bland

17006. Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it. – Richard Parks Bland

17007. I make a prediction here and now, and, my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session, or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not. – Richard Parks Bland

17008. It can not be done; it shall not be done! I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley, and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it! – Richard Parks Bland

17009. It is because the administration is hostile to silver; and thus it is surrendering this country to the Shylocks of the Old World who have made war upon it. – Richard Parks Bland

17010. It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is. – Richard Parks Bland

17011. Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled, and with a vast territory upon which those energies and that genius can operate. – Richard Parks Bland

17012. Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing. – Richard Parks Bland

17013. Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what I conceived to be Democracy, and what I conceived to be right, I am yet an American above Democracy. – Richard Parks Bland

17014. The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed silver in those countries and driven it away from there. Here it finds its only resting place. – Richard Parks Bland

17015. The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends. – Richard Parks Bland

17016. We invite, then, the world to come with its silver and make the exchange. – Richard Parks Bland

17017. I thought this must be what God looks like. – George Blanda

17018. I’d like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago. – David Blane

17019. Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity. But you still have to act a certain way. – Arthur Blank

17020. We’re the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it’s an awful lot. – Arthur Blank

17021. We will ensure that associates continue to possess unsurpassed product knowledge and maintain their dedication to customer service and respect for their colleagues and for the communities in which they work and live. – Arthur Blank

17022. If something happens, you have to realize that you can’t just yell at people all the time. – Arthur Blank

17023. My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that’s my job. – Arthur Blank

17024. My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me. – Arthur Blank

17025. Christ in this country would quite likely have been arrested under the Suppression of Communism act. – Joost de Blank

17026. All I’ve done is run fast. I don’t see why people should make much fuss about that. – Fanny Blankers-Koen

17027. Once the anchor of reason has been cut, one’s craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler. – Brand Blanshard

17028. Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it. – Ray Blanton

17029. We will never be authentically angry or authentically fair while we are trying to be both at once. – Ray Blanton

17030. When the truth changes from your speaking, you know you have told the truth. – Ray Blanton

17031. Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe. – Bill Blass

17032. When in doubt wear red. – Bill Blass

17033. Style is primarily a matter of instinct. – Bill Blass

17034. Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don’t have a change, you’re bored. It’s the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about. – Bill Blass

17035. Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. – Bill Blass

17036. Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette. – Bill Blass

17037. There is a movement in club football, which I don’t necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa. – Sepp Blatter

17038. It’s up to the national associations and their leagues to limit the entry of foreign players. – Sepp Blatter

17039. Yes, in general, I think there is too much club football on TV. – Sepp Blatter

17040. Why is it good for football to take the excitement away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see their team? – Sepp Blatter

17041. What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs. And also the clubs they shall respect the interests and the aspirations of national teams. – Sepp Blatter

17042. What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that FIFA and football leaves around the world. It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it. – Sepp Blatter

17043. Because I love football and I love the footballers. – Sepp Blatter

17044. The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda. – Sepp Blatter

17045. It is very important that football can see beyond religion but FIFA does not just ignore its impact. – Sepp Blatter

17046. I have no problem with G14. How can I oppose something that as far as I am concerned, does not exist? – Sepp Blatter

17047. FIFA’s goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone – equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal. – Sepp Blatter

17048. Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world. Nor shall we. – Sepp Blatter

17049. Liverpool have won everything but never a World Championship. I am sure in the future they will once again make the effort to win the tournament. They have had good rhythm in the Premier League this season. – Sepp Blatter

17050. I lived in Georgetown in the late ’70s about four houses down from the steps. – William Peter Blatty

17051. Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith. – William Peter Blatty

17052. I’ve been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie. – William Peter Blatty

17053. I’m not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious. – William Peter Blatty

17054. I tried to make every bit of it as creepy as I could. And I had the same response you do. I feel the same way. The hospital scenes, that procedure was so real. – William Peter Blatty

17055. I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that’s made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination – that’s when I watch my movies. – William Peter Blatty

17056. I didn’t read The Haunting of Hill House until sometime early in the 1990’s. – William Peter Blatty

17057. Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current. – William Peter Blatty

17058. Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down. – William Peter Blatty

17059. I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural. – William Peter Blatty

17060. I’d sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea. – William Peter Blatty

17061. And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence. – William Peter Blatty

17062. We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind. – H. P. Blavatsky

17063. The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty. – H. P. Blavatsky

17064. Yet, the Universe is real enough to the conscious beings in it, which are as unreal as it is itself. – H. P. Blavatsky

17065. The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology. – H. P. Blavatsky

17066. The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence. – H. P. Blavatsky

17067. The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life. – H. P. Blavatsky

17068. The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism. – H. P. Blavatsky

17069. Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception. – H. P. Blavatsky

17070. The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards. – H. P. Blavatsky

17071. It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead. – H. P. Blavatsky

17072. Everything that is, was, and will be, eternally IS, even the countless forms, which are finite and perishable only in their objective, not in their ideal Form. – H. P. Blavatsky

17073. Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green. – H. P. Blavatsky

17074. But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of. – H. P. Blavatsky

17075. Becoming is the mode of activity of the uncreate deity. – H. P. Blavatsky

17076. As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man’s external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe. – H. P. Blavatsky

17077. It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them. – H. P. Blavatsky

17078. If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them. – H. P. Blavatsky

17079. To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. – Helena Petrova Blavatsky

17080. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire – the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. – Helena Petrova Blavatsky

17081. To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. – Alan Bleasdale

17082. There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger. – Alan Bleasdale

17083. If you can run one business well, you can run any business well. – Alan Bleasdale

17084. There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. – Alan Bleasdale

17085. It gets kinda monotonous, but that’s television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,. – Alexis Bledel

17086. I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some. – Alexis Bledel

17087. Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don’t realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is. – Alexis Bledel

17088. In my life, I don’t need to have my face plastered everywhere. It’s not really something I want. – Alexis Bledel

17089. I’m still a shy person. I’ve learned to put that aside on certain occasions. I have to. It’s part of my job. – Alexis Bledel

17090. I write a lot too, so I would like to write or direct in the future if I can. – Alexis Bledel

17091. I just want to live each moment, but it’s kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it’s also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don’t ordinarily think about. I think it’s strange. – Alexis Bledel

17092. I did one year at NYU, and I’d love to go back there someday. – Alexis Bledel

17093. For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks. – Alexis Bledel

17094. A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I’m kind of the worst person to ask, because it just kind of fell in my lap… I was just in the right place at the right time. – Alexis Bledel

17095. Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to. – Alexis Bledel

17096. I think that’s what makes life interesting – the evolution of getting older, and it’s kinda fascinating to me, the whole process. – Alexis Bledel

17097. Well, I think that a lot of times when you’re working on a film, there aren’t really opportunities to get to know all the people you have to work with. – Alexis Bledel

17098. I kind of picked up the game at an early age. The way that other kids would learn what a fork or a spoon is. – Drew Bledsoe

17099. You know, it’s a different deal – throwing a football as opposed to throwing a baseball. – Drew Bledsoe

17100. The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top. – Drew Bledsoe

17101. It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it. – Drew Bledsoe

17102. That’s the only reason I’m here. I don’t need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship. – Drew Bledsoe

17103. They told me I gave the best milk mustache of anybody. – Yasmine Bleeth

17104. No one’s ever happy with their position in Hollywood. You hear that from people you’d never dream would complain. – Yasmine Bleeth

17105. Whenever women catfight, men think it’s going to turn to sex. – Yasmine Bleeth

17106. When I’m out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, ‘Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.’ – Yasmine Bleeth

17107. I love a man who can wear my underwear. – Yasmine Bleeth

17108. I don’t think men like a bad girl. Well, I haven’t had a date in a year so I’m obviously doing something wrong. It’s not that my standards are too high, I haven’t even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please! – Yasmine Bleeth

17109. Guys usually know immediately that I’m high-maintenance. – Yasmine Bleeth

17110. I wouldn’t hunt a person down for food. But if he were already dead. – Yasmine Bleeth

17111. This is my ultimate fantasy: watching QVC with a credit card while making love and eating at the same time. – Yasmine Bleeth

17112. Does being a feminist mean that I believe that I’m as good as any man? Yes. – Yasmine Bleeth

17113. Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. – Countess of Blessington

17114. Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence. – Countess of Blessington

17115. The strange thing is that since I’ve been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I’ve sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody’s listening. – Brenda Blethyn

17116. I’ve made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I’d love to do theater. – Brenda Blethyn

17117. I’ve never done a big studio film, I’ve only ever done little ones. – Brenda Blethyn

17118. In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside. – Brenda Blethyn

17119. It’s a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years. – Brenda Blethyn

17120. It’s the same as any role and I find that you can’t lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are. – Brenda Blethyn

17121. Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition. – Brenda Blethyn

17122. The academy awards in England; it’s a classy affair as well. – Brenda Blethyn

17123. When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training. – Brenda Blethyn

17124. I’ve done a lot of costume drama and theatre – the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period. – Brenda Blethyn

17125. Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days. – Brenda Blethyn

17126. People say to me that I can’t be nervous because I’ve had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before. – Brenda Blethyn

17127. Even if I hadn’t have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic. – Brenda Blethyn

17128. Anything where people have to work together makes me cry. – Brenda Blethyn

17129. Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that’s because we were trained – until now – in theatre. – Brenda Blethyn

17130. Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over. – Brenda Blethyn

17131. I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom. – Brenda Blethyn

17132. I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies. – Brenda Blethyn

17133. I always think 12 times before saying anything. – Brenda Blethyn

17134. I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema. – Brenda Blethyn

17135. I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn’t expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good. – Brenda Blethyn

17136. I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles. – Brenda Blethyn

17137. I love silence. – Brenda Blethyn

17138. I think behind closed doors people behave differently no matter what period we’re looking at, because people have to stand up straight in public but can slouch behind closed doors – can you imagine wearing those corsets? – Brenda Blethyn

17139. Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much – it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them. – Corbin Bleu

17140. My favorite show is America’s Funniest Home Videos. People will get hit on the head and I feel bad cause I’m laughing my head off! – Corbin Bleu

17141. Kids look up to me, and it’s really incredible to be in that position. – Corbin Bleu

17142. I’m a very outgoing person. I’m always happy, I’m one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they’d say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody. – Corbin Bleu

17143. You’ve got to be fine with who you are. – Corbin Bleu

17144. I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes. – Corbin Bleu

17145. I can move both of my eyes separately in different directions. – Corbin Bleu

17146. I can do a really high-pitched cartoon voice. Everybody always say they like that. – Corbin Bleu

17147. I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph, I am totally cool with doing any of that. It’s a lot of fun. – Corbin Bleu

17148. Everyone is different, but I’m not standoffish at all. I’m not one of those people who prefer to write a note. I’ll walk right up to you and ask you out! Even if the answer’s no, I’m totally cool with it. – Corbin Bleu

17149. Everybody at school knew who I was because I’m just a really friendly person. – Corbin Bleu

17150. I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn’t really upsetting to me. I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it. – Corbin Bleu

17151. I like outgoing girls with a lovely smile and beautiful eyes. – Corbin Bleu

17152. I write very slowly. – Carla Bley

17153. When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo. – Carla Bley

17154. When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn’t as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything. – Carla Bley

17155. When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key. – Carla Bley

17156. There are times when what’s happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all. – Carla Bley

17157. One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded ‘Sing Me Softly of the Blues’ and ‘Ad Infinitum’. – Carla Bley

17158. Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best. – Carla Bley

17159. It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke. – Carla Bley

17160. I don’t need much coaxing. – Carla Bley

17161. Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that. – Carla Bley

17162. Listening is more important than anything else because that’s what music is. Somebody is playing something and you’re receiving it. It is sending and receiving. – Carla Bley

17163. I don’t enjoy traveling in America. I don’t like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food. – Carla Bley

17164. I don’t think you can ever regain your ignorance. – Carla Bley

17165. I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano. – Carla Bley

17166. I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn’t play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world’s best listener. – Carla Bley

17167. I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out. – Carla Bley

17168. I still prefer the bebop of the ’40s. The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle. – Carla Bley

17169. My first album is playful. – Mary J. Blige

17170. I listen to gospel music. – Mary J. Blige

17171. Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution. – William Bligh

17172. The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage. – William Bligh

17173. The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command her on the 16th of August 1787. – William Bligh

17174. The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge. – William Bligh

17175. The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force. – William Bligh

17176. On the 28th the ship’s company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen’s, where we were obliged to anchor. – William Bligh

17177. In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather: but one great advantage that this season of the year has over the summer months is in being free from fogs. – William Bligh

17178. Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound. – William Bligh

17179. Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome. – William Bligh

17180. All the 20th we were endeavouring to get into Adventure Bay but were prevented by variable winds. – William Bligh

17181. On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses. – William Bligh

17182. There is a degree of wretchedness and want among the lower class of people which is not anywhere so common as among the Spanish and Portuguese settlements. – William Bligh

17183. This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them. – William Bligh

17184. Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira. – William Bligh

17185. Credit… is the only enduring testimonial to man’s confidence in man. – James Blish

17186. Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement. – Edward Blishen

17187. Strange things have happened, but seldom does it happen. – Henry Bliss

17188. Looks like a pretty serious race unfolding. – Wolf Blitzer

17189. We’ll have to wait the old-fashioned way. – Wolf Blitzer

17190. It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it. – Hans Blix

17191. Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so. – Hans Blix

17192. You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that. – Hans Blix

17193. What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons. – Hans Blix

17194. They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon. – Hans Blix

17195. The world has gotten so interwoven. – Hans Blix

17196. The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq. – Hans Blix

17197. The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid. – Hans Blix

17198. The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these are not weapons of mass destruction, they are weapons of self-destruction. – Hans Blix

17199. The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction – biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. – Hans Blix

17200. The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony. – Hans Blix

17201. So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain circumstances they’d be more valuable than others. – Hans Blix

17202. On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There’s no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way. – Hans Blix

17203. I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could – with 100 per cent certainty – know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were. – Hans Blix

17204. Look at the Palestinians with the huge, huge percentage of unemployed. What does that breed? Anyone who’s unemployed in the world, you feel there’s no meaning and there’s a risk that you drift over to something desperate. Yes, we have to tackle the social problems as well. – Hans Blix

17205. Like I said, I’m more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms. – Hans Blix

17206. Even on television, the wavelengths that you use, they have to be distributed between countries. – Hans Blix

17207. I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that’s what we are trying to do as hard as we can. – Hans Blix

17208. I don’t think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc. – Hans Blix

17209. By and large my relations with the US were good. – Hans Blix

17210. I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council. And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people. – Hans Blix

17211. If public opinion still endorses military action that’s one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it’s not only impatience, but there are several other factors. – Hans Blix

17212. If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror. – Hans Blix

17213. International cooperation, multilateralism is indispensable. – Hans Blix

17214. Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different. – Hans Blix

17215. But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant if it agrees with the United States, then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much. – Hans Blix

17216. I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard. – Hans Blix

17217. Friends come and go but enemies accumulate. – Arthur Bloch

17218. The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules – the first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent. – Arthur Bloch

17219. The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising. – Arthur Bloch

17220. If your project doesn’t work, look for the part that you didn’t think was important. – Arthur Bloch

17221. If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction. – Arthur Bloch

17222. Every solution breeds new problems. – Arthur Bloch

17223. Every clarification breeds new questions. – Arthur Bloch

17224. Enough research will tend to support your conclusions. – Arthur Bloch

17225. Don’t force it, get a bigger hammer. – Arthur Bloch

17226. A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking. – Arthur Bloch

17227. A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection. – Arthur Bloch

17228. Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true! – Felix Bloch

17229. But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity. – Felix Bloch

17230. Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America. – Felix Bloch

17231. It is inevitable that many ideas of the young mind will later have to give way to the hard realities of life. – Felix Bloch

17232. It seems that this situation is not restricted to science but is more generally human. – Felix Bloch

17233. Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure. – Felix Bloch

17234. In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet. – Felix Bloch

17235. I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. – Felix Bloch

17236. The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities, which are human beings. – Marc Bloch

17237. The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies. – Marc Bloch

17238. History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical. – Marc Bloch

17239. But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding. – Marc Bloch

17240. The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines. – Marc Bloch

17241. I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf. – Robert Bloch

17242. The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on. – Robert Bloch

17243. My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and too little to hitch a wagon – no good for a damn thing. – Dan Blocker

17244. Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will. – Ron Blomberg

17245. I don’t know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It’s more than talent and beauty. Maybe it’s the audience seeing itself in you. – Joan Blondell

17246. In the 20s, you were a face. And that was enough. In the 30s, you also had to be a voice. And your voice had to match your face, if you can imagine that. – Joan Blondell

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17247. We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do. – Dave Blood

17248. When it came to the music that we produced, I am pretty happy with what we did. – Dave Blood

17249. You can’t control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere. – Dave Blood

17250. In my mind, it is certainly much nicer to end on a high note rather than on a Stout Pig. – Dave Blood

17251. It never got ugly, although it got a bit strange at times. – Dave Blood

17252. The process of putting the DVD and the CD together was great fun, because it provided a good excuse for the four of us to make time to get together again. I am especially pleased with the end result of these two projects. – Dave Blood

17253. I would endeavour to deserve my life, Sire. – Thomas Blood

17254. I’ll answer to none but the King himself. – Thomas Blood

17255. Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it. – Allan Bloom

17256. We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. – Allan Bloom

17257. There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative. – Allan Bloom

17258. There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech. – Allan Bloom

17259. The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America. – Allan Bloom

17260. The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers. – Allan Bloom

17261. The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. – Allan Bloom

17262. The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is. – Allan Bloom

17263. Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later. – Allan Bloom

17264. Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion. – Allan Bloom

17265. As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead. – Allan Bloom

17266. The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration. – Allan Bloom

17267. Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. – Allan Bloom

17268. Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice. – Allan Bloom

17269. Education is the movement from darkness to light. – Allan Bloom

17270. Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. – Allan Bloom

17271. Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. – Allan Bloom

17272. Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy? – Allan Bloom

17273. Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion. – Allan Bloom

17274. In any of the arts, you never stop learning. – Claire Bloom

17275. When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since. – Claire Bloom

17276. Film is different for me now. If the money is good and it’s not totally revolting, I’ll do it. – Claire Bloom

17277. There are several paths one can take, but not every path is open to you. – Claire Bloom

17278. Security has no place in the life of an actress. – Claire Bloom

17279. My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body. – Claire Bloom

17280. In my day, people didn’t do nude scenes. I mean they didn’t exist. – Claire Bloom

17281. In my book, I was trying to get into my own soul. – Claire Bloom

17282. You can’t pretend to be a Sharon Stone or a Marilyn Monroe. You really can’t fake that. – Claire Bloom

17283. I started on a very high note and I was alwasy able to choose. I want to be able to do that until my last breath. And to do that, you have to have money. – Claire Bloom

17284. I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect. – Claire Bloom

17285. I learned from watching and I learned form doing. – Claire Bloom

17286. I have no intention of discussing my private life with anyone. – Claire Bloom

17287. I had a burning ambition. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have accomplished it. – Claire Bloom

17288. I don’t think actresses’ lives in general are very good. – Claire Bloom

17289. I am interested in the art. I’m a professional woman. – Claire Bloom

17290. I’ve spent my life pursing excellence as an artist, which is what I always wanted to do anyhow. – Claire Bloom

17291. I don’t enjoy the life of an actress, but I don’t want to go into that. – Claire Bloom

17292. I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron. – Harold Bloom

17293. If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit. – Harold Bloom

17294. In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary. – Harold Bloom

17295. In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read. – Harold Bloom

17296. Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are, in their different ways, those of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. I don’t see any way of getting beyond those prophecies. – Harold Bloom

17297. No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem. – Harold Bloom

17298. Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage. – Harold Bloom

17299. Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves… he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change. – Harold Bloom

17300. Shakespeare is universal. – Harold Bloom

17301. I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say. – Harold Bloom

17302. I would say that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. – Harold Bloom

17303. I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. – Harold Bloom

17304. I don’t believe in myths of decline or myths of progress, even as regards the literary scene. – Harold Bloom

17305. Criticism starts – it has to start – with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems. – Harold Bloom

17306. Criticism in the universities, I’ll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It’s Stalinism without Stalin. – Harold Bloom

17307. But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I’m told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society… but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude. – Harold Bloom

17308. All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is. – Harold Bloom

17309. If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people. – Harold Bloom

17310. We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. – Harold Bloom

17311. What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology. – Harold Bloom

17312. What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism – which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people – is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era. – Harold Bloom

17313. What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering. – Harold Bloom

17314. Sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails. – Harold Bloom

17315. The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective. – Harold Bloom

17316. The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent. – Harold Bloom

17317. The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic. – Harold Bloom

17318. What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude. – Harold Bloom

17319. People come into your life and people leave it… you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you. – Orlando Bloom

17320. Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station. – Orlando Bloom

17321. I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career. – Orlando Bloom

17322. I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be? – Orlando Bloom

17323. I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love. – Orlando Bloom

17324. I don’t do a film unless it has a sword in it. And if it doesn’t have a sword in it, I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable. – Orlando Bloom

17325. I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn. – Orlando Bloom

17326. I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself. – Orlando Bloom

17327. Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece. – Orlando Bloom

17328. I’ve done movies with a sword before. But I haven’t really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film. – Orlando Bloom

17329. I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends. – Orlando Bloom

17330. I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that’s quite romantic. – Orlando Bloom

17331. My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier. – Orlando Bloom

17332. Movies like that aren’t about the visual effects and explosions. They’re human stories about family, about life, about death. – Orlando Bloom

17333. Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out. – Orlando Bloom

17334. I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role. – Orlando Bloom

17335. I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already. – Orlando Bloom

17336. If life isn’t about human beings and living in harmony, then I don’t know what it’s about. – Orlando Bloom

17337. The truth is – I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven’t had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean? – Orlando Bloom

17338. I’m trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it’s been difficult finding the right roles. It’s been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned. – Orlando Bloom

17339. I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material. – Orlando Bloom

17340. When you start falling for somebody and you can’t stop thinking about when you’re going to see them again, I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected. – Orlando Bloom

17341. I’m still at the beginning of my career. It’s all a little new, and I’m still learning as I go. – Orlando Bloom

17342. Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that’s the way they’re done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to. – Orlando Bloom

17343. A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery. – Orlando Bloom

17344. I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don’t think about it. – Orlando Bloom

17345. I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking ‘This is the life’. – Orlando Bloom

17346. Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. – Orlando Bloom

17347. Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they’re so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai. – Orlando Bloom

17348. Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top. – Orlando Bloom

17349. Elves are cool, man. – Orlando Bloom

17350. I missed my home – like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country – culturally it feels right and that is what I miss. – Orlando Bloom

17351. A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn’t make it any less weird though. – Orlando Bloom

17352. The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It’s an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it. – Orlando Bloom

17353. I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I’m trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity. – Orlando Bloom

17354. I’m so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He’s an amazing director and I can’t wait to see the long version. – Orlando Bloom

17355. I’m quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That’s been my approach, for the most part. – Orlando Bloom

17356. I’m amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I’m so lucky, though my mum always says, “You make your own luck.” – Orlando Bloom

17357. I’m always amazed at anyone’s interest in what I have to say. – Orlando Bloom

17358. I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that’s a pretty cool concept. – Orlando Bloom

17359. I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably one of the things I need to work on, building a bit of time for myself. – Orlando Bloom

17360. Although it is a fantasy film, it’s as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth. – Orlando Bloom

17361. Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. – Orlando Bloom

17362. You don’t improvise with a Cameron Crowe script. – Orlando Bloom

17363. Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies. – Orlando Bloom

17364. I think it’s sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that. – Orlando Bloom

17365. The role of an actor is to make every character believable. – Orlando Bloom

17366. Vig used to call me ‘Elf boy’, and I’d call him ‘filthy human’. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he’d say to me, ‘Oh, go manicure your nails.’ – Orlando Bloom

17367. Whatever happens in life is fine – just trust in that. – Orlando Bloom

17368. When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used to have running races in the park. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her. – Orlando Bloom

17369. When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you’re having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love. – Orlando Bloom

17370. When I saw the first I couldn’t believe I was in another great movie that would be made into a trilogy. This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time. I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time. – Orlando Bloom

17371. There’s a difference between a failure and a fiasco… a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. – Orlando Bloom

17372. How can you be in hell while you are in my heart? – Orlando Bloom

17373. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog. – Ron Bloom

17374. Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, ’cause they’re convinced that there is a free lunch. – Ron Bloom

17375. You don’t make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you’re-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don’t know what’s going to happen. – Michael Bloomberg

17376. We cannot continue. Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city. – Michael Bloomberg

17377. We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not. – Michael Bloomberg

17378. We will go forward… we will never go back. – Michael Bloomberg

17379. We will rebuild, renew and remain the capital of the free world. – Michael Bloomberg

17380. We’ve shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. – Michael Bloomberg

17381. Well, we have to provide the world’s best schools. We certainly don’t have them, but that’s our objective. – Michael Bloomberg

17382. Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis. – Michael Bloomberg

17383. When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society. – Michael Bloomberg

17384. You are safer here tonight than you would be on the streets of any other city in the world. – Michael Bloomberg

17385. This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed. – Michael Bloomberg

17386. You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country’s success. – Michael Bloomberg

17387. You know, if you look back in the 1930s, the money went to infrastructure. The bridges, the municipal buildings, the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone, started out with a $500 rebate check, remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China. – Michael Bloomberg

17388. Yes, they broke the law, but we can’t deport them. Let’s get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it – they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need. – Michael Bloomberg

17389. I’ve got the greatest job in the world. There’s no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people’s lives. It’s a great challenge. – Michael Bloomberg

17390. We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high. – Michael Bloomberg

17391. I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem, and that’s one of the things that he’s going to have to find a way to get on the agenda. – Michael Bloomberg

17392. We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason. – Michael Bloomberg

17393. Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror. – Michael Bloomberg

17394. It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror. – Michael Bloomberg

17395. It’s no fun to protest on an empty stomach. – Michael Bloomberg

17396. No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. – Michael Bloomberg

17397. Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody’s got to pay for them so they’re a necessary evil. – Michael Bloomberg

17398. The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget. – Michael Bloomberg

17399. The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress. – Michael Bloomberg

17400. The public is upset. If they haven’t lost their job, they know somebody that has. If they haven’t lost their house, they know somebody that has. What do you do? When something’s wrong, it’s government’s job to fix it, it must be government that’s responsible for causing it. – Michael Bloomberg

17401. These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it’s so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run. – Michael Bloomberg

17402. Many of America’s and New York’s sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for. – Michael Bloomberg

17403. I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven’t had any moral compass, who’ve just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they’re losers. – Michael Bloomberg

17404. Every one of my positions cuts – out half the country. I’m pro-choice, I’m pro-gay rights, I’m pro-immigration, I’m against guns, I believe in Darwin. – Michael Bloomberg

17405. Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs. We set aside six percent. We educate the doctors, and then don’t give ’em a green card. – Michael Bloomberg

17406. And I think the more money you put in people’s hands, the more they will spend And if they don’t spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that. – Michael Bloomberg

17407. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. – Michael Bloomberg

17408. I am what I am and, you know, I’m a very lucky guy. – Michael Bloomberg

17409. Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look, The fields his study, Nature was his book. – Robert Bloomfield

17410. The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers. – Ella R. Bloor

17411. Some of his own closeness to nature, his great love for human beings, was passed on by Whitman to all of us who knew and loved him. – Ella R. Bloor

17412. Only with the tools of production in their own hands could the workers ever hope to control their own lives and receive the fruits of their labor. – Ella R. Bloor

17413. I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings. – Ella R. Bloor

17414. I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents’ faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried. – Ella R. Bloor

17415. I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people, to walk on crowded streets, just walk along among the people, and see their faces, to be among people on street cars and trains and boats. – Ella R. Bloor

17416. The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor.’, I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing about drugs.’ – Roy Blount, Jr.

17417. Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic. – Roy Blount, Jr.

17418. A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. – Roy Blount, Jr.

17419. Yeah when I was 7 or 8 my moms would have little parties, and I would play the music. – Kurtis Blow

17420. I used to date Latoya for awhile, I was a close freind of the family. – Kurtis Blow

17421. I was called Kool Dj Kurt Walker… but they wanted tocall me Kurtis Blow. – Kurtis Blow

17422. I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager. – Kurtis Blow

17423. My first jam was at Hotel Diplomat opening for Hollywood. – Kurtis Blow

17424. Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972. – Kurtis Blow

17425. The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships. – Kurtis Blow

17426. Well I was always a hustler… I ran numbers; I wasn’t a stick up kid, but I was a fence for them. I used to sell weed; and was kicked out of Music and Art for that. – Kurtis Blow

17427. When I was 13 I had a fake Id that said that I was 19. I was getting in all the clubs. – Kurtis Blow

17428. Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now. – Kurtis Blow

17429. On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned. – Lionel Blue

17430. Old friends die on you, and they’re irreplaceable. You become dependent. – Lionel Blue

17431. My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston. – Lionel Blue

17432. My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I’ve begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I’ve had it good and am crumbling nicely. – Lionel Blue

17433. It’s more fun to watch without joining in. – Lionel Blue

17434. It was admitted by the early rabbis that the sectarians could be as full of good works as eggs were full of meat. – Lionel Blue

17435. It is not possible to unknow what you do know – the result of that is fanaticism. – Lionel Blue

17436. Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity. – Lionel Blue

17437. I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew. – Lionel Blue

17438. I was not allowed a physical lover. Falling in love with Love was the best I could get. – Lionel Blue

17439. In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two. – Lionel Blue

17440. Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life. – Lionel Blue

17441. So many plusses, so many minuses. – Lionel Blue

17442. I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay. – Lionel Blue

17443. The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians. – Lionel Blue

17444. Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off. – Lionel Blue

17445. The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs. – Lionel Blue

17446. The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks, just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist than it cares to acknowledge. – Lionel Blue

17447. This Christian poison hasn’t stopped yet. – Lionel Blue

17448. To change, to convert? Why bother? – Lionel Blue

17449. To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn’t wish my teens and 20s on my enemies. – Lionel Blue

17450. What would I have done if I’d been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst. – Lionel Blue

17451. Someone gave me a New Testament. I had never before read it systematically. Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me. – Lionel Blue

17452. For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that God has fully revealed himself. For a Jew this cannot be. – Lionel Blue

17453. The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me. – Lionel Blue

17454. An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism, once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings. Only a bit more so! – Lionel Blue

17455. At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming. – Lionel Blue

17456. Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles, whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection or casting out demons from an epileptic. – Lionel Blue

17457. Christianity had two faces which bewildered me – two pictures which didn’t fit. – Lionel Blue

17458. Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther. – Lionel Blue

17459. I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn’t have to go very far to pick up their know-how. – Lionel Blue

17460. Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again. – Lionel Blue

17461. For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him. – Lionel Blue

17462. For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God. – Lionel Blue

17463. Good things come, and I’m not just referring to riding the buses. – Lionel Blue

17464. I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford. – Lionel Blue

17465. During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school. – Lionel Blue

17466. I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version. – Lionel Blue

17467. I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn’t been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly. – Lionel Blue

17468. I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can’t be learnt in lecture halls. – Lionel Blue

17469. I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things. – Lionel Blue

17470. I have begun to sympathetically understand Paul, though I don’t like him much. – Lionel Blue

17471. I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity. – Lionel Blue

17472. I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen. – Lionel Blue

17473. I didn’t want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn’t want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs. – Lionel Blue

17474. I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually, were really my soul’s plusses. – Lionel Blue

17475. I still go to a Christian priory for retreats. – Lionel Blue

17476. I keep telling myself, don’t get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while. – Vida Blue

17477. I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it? – Vida Blue

17478. It’s a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you’re surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations. – Vida Blue

17479. Sometimes in this game it’s as good to be lucky as it is to be good. – Vida Blue

17480. Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. – Leon Blum

17481. The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. – Leon Blum

17482. When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again. – Leon Blum

17483. After World War II society had to settle back for a moment before it picked up the 20th century. – Stella Blum

17484. Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul. – Stella Blum

17485. Fashion is a social agreement. the result of a consensus of a large group of people. – Stella Blum

17486. A terrorist is someone who has a bomb, but doesn’t have an air force. – William Blum

17487. America’s state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that “treason” is morally worse than murder or rape. – William Blum

17488. Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States. – William Blum

17489. Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. – William Blum

17490. What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists – whatever else they might be – might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions. – William Blum

17491. Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq. – Earl Blumenauer

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17492. While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations. – Earl Blumenauer

17493. We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment. – Earl Blumenauer

17494. We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come. – Earl Blumenauer

17495. The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program. If a community really feels that the building insurance requirements are too burdensome, they don’t have to participate. – Earl Blumenauer

17496. Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests. – Earl Blumenauer

17497. Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe. – Earl Blumenauer

17498. Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics. There are social cross-currents. We see failed marriages. But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens. – Earl Blumenauer

17499. Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message: that Congress is united in its opposition to terror and we are all deeply concerned about the future and security of our close friend and ally, Israel. – Earl Blumenauer

17500. At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives. – Earl Blumenauer

17501. As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation. – Earl Blumenauer

17502. After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran’s aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively. – Earl Blumenauer

17503. A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability. – Earl Blumenauer

17504. Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting. – Earl Blumenauer

17505. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations. – Earl Blumenauer

17506. I am not the world’s most confident person. – Heston Blumenthal

17507. No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o’clock. – Heston Blumenthal

17508. Now my complaint is there are only 18 hours to work in a day. – Heston Blumenthal

17509. Television forces people to be larger than life. I would be too shy. – Heston Blumenthal

17510. We sunk everything into it. It came close to going under several times. – Heston Blumenthal

17511. We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd. – Heston Blumenthal

17512. What gets me excited is the original principle. – Heston Blumenthal

17513. You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards. – Heston Blumenthal

17514. It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream. – Heston Blumenthal

17515. You know how sad your life is when you know the release date of DVDs. – Heston Blumenthal

17516. But most is all to do with work. There are aspects of work that are enjoyable, that you could call a hobby. – Heston Blumenthal

17517. Being branded number one restaurant in the world is actually very humbling. – Heston Blumenthal

17518. It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to give up the family home and your security. – Heston Blumenthal

17519. I was determined that if I failed it wouldn’t be due to lack of effort. – Heston Blumenthal

17520. I have this desire to keep improving, so I find fault. – Heston Blumenthal

17521. A lot of country pubs will receive Michelin stars. – Heston Blumenthal

17522. I would try doing a dish 30 different ways. – Heston Blumenthal

17523. I’ve got around 400 cookbooks. – Heston Blumenthal

17524. If it doesn’t taste good it doesn’t go on the menu. – Heston Blumenthal

17525. And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure. – Heston Blumenthal

17526. The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care. – Sidney Blumenthal

17527. It wasn’t simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country’s history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%. – Sidney Blumenthal

17528. It’s absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them. – Sidney Blumenthal

17529. On health care, virtually every political error that could be made was made. – Sidney Blumenthal

17530. On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what the truth is of the Bush Administration’s complacency and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office. – Sidney Blumenthal

17531. The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans, and has no basis in fact whatsoever. – Sidney Blumenthal

17532. The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth. – Sidney Blumenthal

17533. The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically. – Sidney Blumenthal

17534. The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we’ve fallen, and how we’ve declined under Bush. – Sidney Blumenthal

17535. It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country’s history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book. – Sidney Blumenthal

17536. What happened to the Bush Administration regarding terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue, and associated with Clinton. One of those Clinton issues. – Sidney Blumenthal

17537. Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House. – Sidney Blumenthal

17538. We barely missed killing Bin Laden. There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him. We rolled up terrorist cells. We stopped the millennium bombings. – Sidney Blumenthal

17539. Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents who faced the realities in his own time and applied innovative solutions to problems. – Sidney Blumenthal

17540. 22 million new jobs under President Clinton. 3 million lost under Bush. – Sidney Blumenthal

17541. And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration. – Sidney Blumenthal

17542. It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers. – Sidney Blumenthal

17543. At the same time, Clinton was doing a lot things right, like the economy. – Sidney Blumenthal

17544. But presidents matter. That’s one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House. – Sidney Blumenthal

17545. Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy. – Sidney Blumenthal

17546. Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority. – Sidney Blumenthal

17547. Clinton was very early on aware of the problem of international terrorism. – Sidney Blumenthal

17548. Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism. – Sidney Blumenthal

17549. Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded. – Sidney Blumenthal

17550. If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn’t let Louie Freeh off the hook. – Sidney Blumenthal

17551. As I said, if you don’t stand up for yourself, people aren’t going to think that you can stand up for them. – Sidney Blumenthal

17552. Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun. – Edmund Blunden

17553. I love the walk although my security team weren’t too sure to begin with but I was anxious to be able to lead a near normal life. Whilst walking I do get the chance to meet people and keep in touch. – David Blunkett

17554. I said it’s impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don’t have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them. – David Blunkett

17555. Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies go through including house training and puppy walking, then at twelve month old it the training becomes a lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise you are in danger of stressing the dog. – David Blunkett

17556. When I’m in London I do have the convenience of being close to St James Park which is also good for me because it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise! – David Blunkett

17557. That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my resignation to the prime minister today. – David Blunkett

17558. Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people’s confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being. – David Blunkett

17559. It would be dangerous territory if I wasn’t practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions. – David Blunkett

17560. And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn’t taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time. – David Blunkett

17561. I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest. – David Blunkett

17562. Judy, we think that since the 11th of September, 2001, we’ve faced a similar heightened threat level. And we’ve been enhancing both the exchange of intelligence and security information and the assessment of that information, because that’s the crucial element. – David Blunkett

17563. I have always been honest about my recollection of events. – David Blunkett

17564. I don’t think anyone can say I have said one thing in public and done another in private. – David Blunkett

17565. I did not in late November start the plethora of linking my private life with public events again. – David Blunkett

17566. But any perception of this application being speeded up requires me to take responsibility. – David Blunkett

17567. I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield, as an MP or as a minister. – David Blunkett

17568. There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice. – Anthony Blunt

17569. It just proves good movies don’t need 100 million dollars to be good. – Emily Blunt

17570. You can go at the premiere it’s at Disneyland. – Emily Blunt

17571. Absolutely, it’s a really weird stage because at the minute, I can walk down the street and be unrecognised, lead a normal life, but my label and everybody is warning me that will be changing and I’m in for a rollercoaster ride. – James Blunt

17572. You can’t break my spirit, it’s my dreams you take. – James Blunt

17573. My life is brillant, My love is pure. – James Blunt

17574. Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he’d had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction. – James Blunt

17575. It’s taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that’s when everything started happening quickly but I think that’s always the way it is. – James Blunt

17576. I guess if you’re stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool. – James Blunt

17577. If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life. – James Blunt

17578. Public education is an investment in our future. – Matt Blunt

17579. The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs. – Matt Blunt

17580. The Governor’s Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building – we’re privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn’t feel as comfortable as our home. – Matt Blunt

17581. The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past. – Matt Blunt

17582. We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge. – Matt Blunt

17583. Taxpayers deserve a government that harnesses technology to better serve the people. – Matt Blunt

17584. In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age. – Matt Blunt

17585. In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party. – Matt Blunt

17586. If you’re opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly, you’re for a tax increase. – Matt Blunt

17587. Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home. – Matt Blunt

17588. Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure. – Matt Blunt

17589. The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent. – Matt Blunt

17590. Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day – the description was, ‘Never shot. Dropped once. – Roy Blunt

17591. When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don’t understand animation, things can go awry. – Don Bluth

17592. Once you work with a studio on a film, the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens, takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again. They own it all. – Don Bluth

17593. Shelf-life for a regular video game usually is about three to five years, and that’s it. – Don Bluth

17594. The heart of Dragon’s Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon’s Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie. – Don Bluth

17595. The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things… Anything outside that, they just don’t know what to do with it. – Don Bluth

17596. The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered. – Don Bluth

17597. The studios will go wherever they smell money. It’s like sharks to the blood. – Don Bluth

17598. There’s about 260 rooms in the new castle which you go through, but it’s all about the game play. – Don Bluth

17599. Usually with things, you go where you can find the financing to do it. – Don Bluth

17600. We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything. – Don Bluth

17601. We’re waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will. – Don Bluth

17602. With movies, you are always in search is a good story, one that everyone will relate to and love. I love finding those stories and creating a visual world to tell the story. – Don Bluth

17603. You just can’t keep pouring money down an endless hole and never recoup any of it. It’s got to be a business. – Don Bluth

17604. You’ve got to be able to make animation for much less… Less is not the studio’s way. – Don Bluth

17605. Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them – the cost has gone up. The picture may or may not get better, but definitely, it gets more cumbersome. – Don Bluth

17606. It’s whatever sells; it’s the business of it. – Don Bluth

17607. We’d love to do Space Ace 3D. It has a lot of potential. But, it is really up to the publishers. – Don Bluth

17608. I have never seen a game’s graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners. – Don Bluth

17609. It just seems like the whole, overall animation world is trying to go where maybe animation doesn’t belong. – Don Bluth

17610. Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they’re not discerning about whether it looks great or it’s a great story or anything. – Don Bluth

17611. But I’ve been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That’s a lot of people. – Don Bluth

17612. Dragon’s Lair 3D is about as close as you can come to controlling an animated feature film. – Don Bluth

17613. I cannot explain why they made that sequel to Secret of NIMH. Because they claim that it the original didn’t make money, so what was the enthusiasm to make a sequel? – Don Bluth

17614. I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn’t go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is. – Don Bluth

17615. I remember when we were doing the first Dragon’s Lair, I got really involved with coming up with all the little rooms and what was the danger in the room and going into it with bats and spiders and snakes. – Don Bluth

17616. I think the work that they do and the style of 3D graphics is absolutely fabulous and I think it’s a great brush to use for some stories. And there are other brushes that I think are exclusive to a different kind of story. – Don Bluth

17617. In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren’t computer people, and the computer people usually aren’t the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line. – Don Bluth

17618. How can you have a director that doesn’t go to work with the crew every day and talk to them? – Don Bluth

17619. As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director’s job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction. – Don Bluth

17620. I think we have to bottom out. When the studios jump out of the ring, perhaps the artist can get back in. – Don Bluth

17621. Reese Witherspoon. She’s sophisticated enough that you just like her. You like her and she’s smart. – Don Bluth

17622. If you look at the game and everything, it’s not quite like looking at an animated film, because that’s total character. This, this is really movement, but it’s got funny little things if you look for the humor. They’re actually getting to the character. – Don Bluth

17623. If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that’s the best of both worlds – and I’ll use those computers! – Don Bluth

17624. I’m saddened to see that everyone’s pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can’t be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to jazz. – Don Bluth

17625. I’m also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon’s Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure. – Don Bluth

17626. I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me, after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there. Yet they did, and their report to the court advises all the changes made that I had proposed. – Nellie Bly

17627. Even that was all consumed after two days, and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish, just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter; mutton, beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning. – Nellie Bly

17628. On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. – Nellie Bly

17629. It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. – Nellie Bly

17630. In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold. – Nellie Bly

17631. I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow. – Nellie Bly

17632. I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded. – Nellie Bly

17633. I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell. – Nellie Bly

17634. People in the world can never imagine the length of days to those in asylums. They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event that might give us something to think about as well as talk of. – Nellie Bly

17635. I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent. – Nellie Bly

17636. I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like. – Nellie Bly

17637. I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God’s sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving. – Nellie Bly

17638. I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted it. – Nellie Bly

17639. How can a doctor judge a woman’s sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination. – Nellie Bly

17640. Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did. – Nellie Bly

17641. All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate. – Nellie Bly

17642. I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly – a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God’s creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly. – Nellie Bly

17643. What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing. – Nellie Bly

17644. They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors! – Nellie Bly

17645. By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life. – Robert Bly

17646. It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. – Robert Bly

17647. When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. – Robert Bly

17648. The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness. – Robert Bly

17649. To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude… the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary. – Ronald Blythe

17650. The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate. – Ronald Blythe

17651. He longed to be lost but he couldn’t bear not to be found. – Ronald Blythe

17652. As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it. – Ronald Blythe

17653. Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness. – Ronald Blythe

17654. In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past. – Franz Boas

17655. The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science. – Franz Boas

17656. Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered. – Franz Boas

17657. I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time. – Franz Boas

17658. I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be. – Franz Boas

17659. If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. – Franz Boas

17660. In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. – Franz Boas

17661. It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life. – Franz Boas

17662. My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma. – Franz Boas

17663. Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. – Franz Boas

17664. My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. – Franz Boas

17665. The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization. – Franz Boas

17666. This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning. – Franz Boas

17667. We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. – Franz Boas

17668. We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes. – Franz Boas

17669. Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers. – Franz Boas

17670. Taxes should be lower, flatter, and simpler, in that order. – David Boaz

17671. While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman. – Giovanni Boccaccio

17672. Do as we say, and not as we do. – Giovanni Boccaccio

17673. Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth. – Giovanni Boccaccio

17674. Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy. – Giovanni Boccaccio

17675. People tend to believe the bad rather than the good. – Giovanni Boccaccio

17676. I’ve always known that I was born to sing, ever since I was a child. – Andrea Bocelli

17677. When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great. – Andrea Bocelli

17678. You can be great only if it is your destiny. – Andrea Bocelli

17679. Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around, and that was much colder. – Andrea Bocelli

17680. Often, I went in love with some friends in school. And, no, I suffered. Only later, things went better. – Andrea Bocelli

17681. Now I’m more sure and I feel myself more comfortable singing. – Andrea Bocelli

17682. It’s true that I suffered a lot, especially when I was younger. – Andrea Bocelli

17683. I have big, big stage fright. – Andrea Bocelli

17684. I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big – it has been a big passion for me. – Andrea Bocelli

17685. Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist. – Andrea Bocelli

17686. Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child. – Andrea Bocelli

17687. Because I practice often with my children at home. – Andrea Bocelli

17688. All that counts in life is intention. – Andrea Bocelli

17689. I think I don’t want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope. – Andrea Bocelli

17690. Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don’t know what you’ll like, but you recognize it when you see it. – Steven Bochco

17691. You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience. – Steven Bochco

17692. Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain. – Steven Bochco

17693. One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they’re good. – Steven Bochco

17694. Imagery is like music. – Steven Bochco

17695. I think the best work flows out of a collaborative environment. – Steven Bochco

17696. Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience. – Steven Bochco

17697. Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images. – Steven Bochco

17698. Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words. – Steven Bochco

17699. Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired. – Steven Bochco

17700. What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing. – Dewitt Bodeen

17701. I suppose any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough. – Dewitt Bodeen

17702. I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot. – Dewitt Bodeen

17703. Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness. – Dewitt Bodeen

17704. Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind. – Maxwell Bodenheim

17705. In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. – Tom Bodett

17706. The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh. – Tom Bodett

17707. The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. – Tom Bodett

17708. They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. – Tom Bodett

17709. You can make a new friend but you can’t make an old one. – Tom Bodett

17710. Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help. – Bodhidharma

17711. The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting. – Bodhidharma

17712. The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included. – Bodhidharma

17713. The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind. – Bodhidharma

17714. The mind is always present. You just don’t see it. – Bodhidharma

17715. The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion. – Bodhidharma

17716. The essence of the Way is detachment. – Bodhidharma

17717. Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us. – Bodhidharma

17718. The Buddha is your real body, your original mind. – Bodhidharma

17719. People of this world are deluded. They’re always longing for something – always, in a word, seeking. – Bodhidharma

17720. Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature. – Bodhidharma

17721. Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. – Bodhidharma

17722. People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools. – Bodhidharma

17723. To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion. – Bodhidharma

17724. To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. – Bodhidharma

17725. To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. – Bodhidharma

17726. To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. – Bodhidharma

17727. To have a body is to suffer. – Bodhidharma

17728. To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding. – Bodhidharma

17729. Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist. – Bodhidharma

17730. Whoever realizes that the six senses aren’t real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas. – Bodhidharma

17731. Words are illusions. – Bodhidharma

17732. Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. – Bodhidharma

17733. You can’t know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself. – Bodhidharma

17734. Your nature is the Buddha. – Bodhidharma

17735. Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. – Bodhidharma

17736. Your mind is nirvana. – Bodhidharma

17737. As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the Buddha. – Bodhidharma

17738. Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way. – Bodhidharma

17739. A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. – Bodhidharma

17740. According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings. – Bodhidharma

17741. All phenomena are empty. – Bodhidharma

17742. All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions. – Bodhidharma

17743. And the Buddha is the person who’s free: free of plans, free of cares. – Bodhidharma

17744. As long as you’re enthralled by a lifeless form, you’re not free. – Bodhidharma

17745. As mortals, we’re ruled by conditions, not by ourselves. – Bodhidharma

17746. Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. – Bodhidharma

17747. Buddhas don’t practice nonsense. – Bodhidharma

17748. Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will. – Bodhidharma

17749. But deluded people don’t realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside. – Bodhidharma

17750. But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes. – Bodhidharma

17751. Freeing oneself from words is liberation. – Bodhidharma

17752. If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it’s the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. – Bodhidharma

17753. If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won’t see the Buddha. – Bodhidharma

17754. If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both. – Bodhidharma

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17755. If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure. – Bodhidharma

17756. Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain. – Bodhidharma

17757. Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. – Bodhidharma

17758. Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. – Bodhidharma

17759. And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment. – Bodhidharma

17760. The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure. – Bodhidharma

17761. Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals. – Bodhidharma

17762. Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit. – Bodhidharma

17763. Not creating delusions is enlightenment. – Bodhidharma

17764. Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood. – Bodhidharma

17765. I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the sake of common justice to half the people in the world. – Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

17766. The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom. – Jean Bodin

17767. And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings. – Sherwood Boehlert

17768. About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks. – Sherwood Boehlert

17769. So the only way we’re going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it. – Sherwood Boehlert

17770. Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation. – Sherwood Boehlert

17771. We need to reduce or at least limit U.S. demand for oil as quickly as possible, and we need to develop new technologies that can further help address our addiction to oil in the future. – Sherwood Boehlert

17772. The way things are going, we are not too far from the day when it will take an hour’s labor just to pay for the gasoline to get to the job. – Sherwood Boehlert

17773. The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy – technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand. – Sherwood Boehlert

17774. Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption. – Sherwood Boehlert

17775. So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption. – Sherwood Boehlert

17776. But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy. – Sherwood Boehlert

17777. Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum wage has not just arrived; it is long overdue. – Sherwood Boehlert

17778. Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome. – Sherwood Boehlert

17779. I don’t see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil. – Sherwood Boehlert

17780. Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme. – Sherwood Boehlert

17781. For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry. – Sherwood Boehlert

17782. First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil. – Sherwood Boehlert

17783. Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse. – Sherwood Boehlert

17784. The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year’s end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage. – Sherwood Boehlert

17785. A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure. – David Boehm

17786. Well, as a former small businessperson – I understand what’s going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They’re looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they – it’s created all this uncertainty. – John Boehner

17787. The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things. – John Boehner

17788. They know the importance of their mission and of America’s commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny. – John Boehner

17789. They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn’t part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda. – John Boehner

17790. We can continue to make significant strides in the scientific community by exploring new stem cell research methods that do not include destroying human embryos. – John Boehner

17791. We have no stronger ally anywhere in the world than Israel. – John Boehner

17792. We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him. – John Boehner

17793. While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage. – John Boehner

17794. Why don’t we stop the stimulus spending? There’s still about $400 billion or $500 billion of the stimulus plan that has not been spent. Why don’t we stop it? It’s not working. – John Boehner

17795. Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction. – John Boehner

17796. Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, ‘Enough is enough!’ – John Boehner

17797. The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence. – John Boehner

17798. We have to deal with two issues. Spending and taxes. – John Boehner

17799. Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family. – John Boehner

17800. The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel. – John Boehner

17801. Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn’t lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American’s who were saying, ‘Stop!’ – John Boehner

17802. No, let’s make sure that people understand that this is a very important war that is helping to protect us here at home. And that we have no choice but to win it. As difficult as it is. – John Boehner

17803. Our manifesto, whatever it will be called, will come from the people who are really in charge of this country, and that’s the American people. – John Boehner

17804. Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments. – John Boehner

17805. Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring. – John Boehner

17806. Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life. – John Boehner

17807. Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them. – John Boehner

17808. The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don’t want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel. – John Boehner

17809. The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, ‘Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.’ And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people. – John Boehner

17810. This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law. – John Boehner

17811. The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And – and that it’s totally out of control. They want something done about it. – John Boehner

17812. The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult. – John Boehner

17813. Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution. – John Boehner

17814. But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they’ve expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington’s power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. – John Boehner

17815. Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions. – John Boehner

17816. And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves… when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. – John Boehner

17817. I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what’s coming next out of Washington. It’s all the spending, it’s all the debt. It’s their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade – more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill – more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes. – John Boehner

17818. I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition. – John Boehner

17819. It’s easy to kick somebody when they’re down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I’ve told my colleagues it’s time that we go stand up for the president. – John Boehner

17820. It’s pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it’s also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’ And the reason we don’t have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress. – John Boehner

17821. Listen, I think what’s best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates – for all Americans. It – it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan. – John Boehner

17822. Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities – both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received. – John Boehner

17823. I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad’s tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office. – John Boehner

17824. I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy. – John Boehner

17825. House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it. – John Boehner

17826. House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust. – John Boehner

17827. Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. – John Boehner

17828. Each and every day, Israel’s very existence is at stake. – John Boehner

17829. During the 1990s, world leaders looked at the mounting threat of terrorism, looked up, looked away, and hoped the problem would go away. – John Boehner

17830. Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq’s national unity government. – John Boehner

17831. And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way. – John Boehner

17832. The great seal of truth is simplicity. – Herman Boerhaave

17833. What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more. – William J. H. Boetcker

17834. The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone. – William J. H. Boetcker

17835. You cannot raise a man up by calling him down. – William J. H. Boetcker

17836. We will never have real safety and security for wage earners unless we provide for safety and security for the wage payers and wage savers. – William J. H. Boetcker

17837. True religion… is giving and finding one’s happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others. – William J. H. Boetcker

17838. The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life. – William J. H. Boetcker

17839. That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. – William J. H. Boetcker

17840. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. – William J. H. Boetcker

17841. If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business. – William J. H. Boetcker

17842. If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight. – William J. H. Boetcker

17843. Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw. – William J. H. Boetcker

17844. Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. – William J. H. Boetcker

17845. The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow. – William J. H. Boetcker

17846. A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven. – Boethius

17847. Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. – Boethius

17848. Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so. – Boethius

17849. Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior. – Boethius

17850. For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy. – Boethius

17851. If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good? – Boethius

17852. Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them. – Louise Bogan

17853. The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie. – Louise Bogan

17854. Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble. – Louise Bogan

17855. But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. – Louise Bogan

17856. Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier. – Louise Bogan

17857. Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity. – Louise Bogan

17858. No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square. – Louise Bogan

17859. So I’m in quite the wrong profession obviously. – Dirk Bogarde

17860. The camera can photograph thought. – Dirk Bogarde

17861. Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute. – Dirk Bogarde

17862. It was said of me recently that I suffered from an Obsessional Privacy. I can only suppose it must be true. – Dirk Bogarde

17863. I don’t lose my temper often; about once every twenty years perhaps. – Dirk Bogarde

17864. The kind of acting I used to enjoy no longer exists because your prime consideration is the budget, running time, the cost – and whether they’ll understand it in Milwaukee. – Dirk Bogarde

17865. The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. – Humphrey Bogart

17866. Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out. – Humphrey Bogart

17867. Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse. – Humphrey Bogart

17868. The whole world is about three drinks behind. – Humphrey Bogart

17869. You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. – Humphrey Bogart

17870. The only thing you owe the public is a good performance. – Humphrey Bogart

17871. I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. – Humphrey Bogart

17872. I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. – Humphrey Bogart

17873. I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history. – Humphrey Bogart

17874. All you owe the public is a good performance. – Humphrey Bogart

17875. A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz. – Humphrey Bogart

17876. The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. – Humphrey Bogart

17877. I’ve been around a long time. Maybe the people like me. – Humphrey Bogart

17878. In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful. – Leo Bogart

17879. The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply. – Leo Bogart

17880. Advertisements may be evaluated scientifically; they cannot be created scientifically. – Leo Bogart

17881. If you hype something and it succeeds, you’re a genius – it wasn’t a hype. If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype. – Neil Bogart

17882. You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there’s no sense of film grammar. There’s no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It’s just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy. – Peter Bogdanovich

17883. But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed. – Peter Bogdanovich

17884. One of the things that wrong with pictures today, I think, is that so many of the people making them started out wanting to. – Peter Bogdanovich

17885. The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they’re getting this kind of money is because the studios don’t know what else to do. They don’t have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money. – Peter Bogdanovich

17886. I just didn’t want to admit that he was dead. – Lindy Boggs

17887. Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested to President Johnson that there should be a commission. – Lindy Boggs

17888. So many people are walking around looking so grim all the time. I just never understand why. – Lindy Boggs

17889. It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. – Lindy Boggs

17890. Hale had answered when the President of the United States can’t go to a city of the United States and be protected, we’ve come to a very difficult time in our nation’s history, and encouraged him to come. – Lindy Boggs

17891. But Hale’s warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn’t want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement. – Lindy Boggs

17892. And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so. – Lindy Boggs

17893. As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function. – Lindy Boggs

17894. My God… What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs? – Wade Boggs

17895. This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia. – Wade Boggs

17896. Then there’s Johnny Pesky, hit me countless number of ground balls and improved my fielding so much. – Wade Boggs

17897. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. – Wade Boggs

17898. The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996. – Wade Boggs

17899. Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life. – Wade Boggs

17900. One guy that I wish was here right now, Ted Williams, helped me so much, our long talks, not about hitting but about fishing, one of Ted’s passions, and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams. – Wade Boggs

17901. In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball. – Wade Boggs

17902. I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle. – Wade Boggs

17903. I have a message for the young kids. Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked. – Wade Boggs

17904. I didn’t get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone. – Wade Boggs

17905. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. – Wade Boggs

17906. Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker. – Wade Boggs

17907. Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. – Wade Boggs

17908. My mother was really into big band. It was played in the house all the time. – Suzy Bogguss

17909. I’m a real Suzy Homemaker. – Suzy Bogguss

17910. The large venue gives me the thrill that comes from the power in numbers. – Suzy Bogguss

17911. I’ve always loved to sing. – Suzy Bogguss

17912. I’ve always seen myself as sort of this funky, eclectic artist. – Suzy Bogguss

17913. I’ve been playing swing chords for a long time. – Suzy Bogguss

17914. I’ve written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I’m trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right. – Suzy Bogguss

17915. It’s like Willie Nelson. You’re an artist and you have different styles inside of you. – Suzy Bogguss

17916. My first solo was in church when I was five. – Suzy Bogguss

17917. One of the things that I think is such a constant in country music is that the song is so much a story. I believe it is supposed to be based around a story. – Suzy Bogguss

17918. I think somewhere in the back of my mind I’ve always wanted to make a whole swing album. – Suzy Bogguss

17919. Meeting Chet was a life changing moment for me. – Suzy Bogguss

17920. But it’s just been recently that Nashville has started to feel like home. – Suzy Bogguss

17921. I’m definitely not ready to move into something else. I’m having so much fun. – Suzy Bogguss

17922. I think it’s going to take my whole life to sort of get people to know what my perspective is. – Suzy Bogguss

17923. After I found April Barrows, I felt I had found a soul mate. Her stuff is exactly what I was looking for. – Suzy Bogguss

17924. Aledo will always be home to me because I spent the first 27 years of my life there – it’s such a special place – and because of the experiences I had there, I’ve become the person I am today. – Suzy Bogguss

17925. A small venue is so much more intimate and loose. You can actually be more spontaneous, I feel. – Suzy Bogguss

17926. Country has been a wonderful outlet for me. – Suzy Bogguss

17927. For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating. – Suzy Bogguss

17928. I have been fortunate enough to record several singles and a whole album with Chet Atkins. – Suzy Bogguss

17929. I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with. – Suzy Bogguss

17930. I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards. – Suzy Bogguss

17931. I played in the percussion section 4th grade through high school – snare and timpani mostly. – Suzy Bogguss

17932. After so many changes, I realized I’d better cling to my own family and to what I’ve got right here. – Suzy Bogguss

17933. If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks, I think it would be dishonest. – Eric Bogosian

17934. I’m always surprised by things that happen to my work. – Eric Bogosian

17935. I’m not hip, I’m not cool, I’m not glib. – Eric Bogosian

17936. I’m very underground. – Eric Bogosian

17937. If we all knew we were going to live to be 150 years old, we’d all approach our lives very differently. – Eric Bogosian

17938. If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs – and I’m not the first person to say this, it’s been said over and over again in literature – there’s a sense of normalcy. – Eric Bogosian

17939. It’s a mental fake-out to myself. I make believe I’m making a new show so I forget the material I was working on and make up some fresh material. – Eric Bogosian

17940. I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing. – Eric Bogosian

17941. Well, the real Eric Bogosian is pretty self-conscious of himself. – Eric Bogosian

17942. I write, but I also act. – Eric Bogosian

17943. The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that’s out there in the world, that I can’t seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well. – Eric Bogosian

17944. I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing. – Eric Bogosian

17945. I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975. – Eric Bogosian

17946. I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations – the director and the actors and the designers build the house. – Eric Bogosian

17947. I love playing other people’s work. I love acting. – Eric Bogosian

17948. I know that I’m inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen. I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic. – Eric Bogosian

17949. I don’t know anybody who does what I do. I’m very underground. – Eric Bogosian

17950. I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can’t quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that’s what the deal is with me. – Eric Bogosian

17951. For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me. – Eric Bogosian

17952. Ensemble is hard to do. It’s like 3-D chess. – Eric Bogosian

17953. As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket, it’ll all be forgotten. – Eric Bogosian

17954. I’m not a light-hearted person, so I can’t think light-hearted at work. – Eric Bogosian

17955. I write for an audience that likes what I like, reads what I read, thinks about the things I think about. In many ways, this puts me in opposition to the people who go to the theater generally. – Eric Bogosian

17956. I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come… Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do. – Andrew Bogut

17957. This is my job and I respect it enough to concentrate on it. – Andrew Bogut

17958. A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games. – Andrew Bogut

17959. Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society – as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times. – David Bohm

17960. What is the source of all this trouble? I’m saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That’s part of our tradition. – David Bohm

17961. We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process. we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid attention to the content, not to the process. – David Bohm

17962. Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then saying that they are there naturally. – David Bohm

17963. Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn’t notice that it’s creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates. – David Bohm

17964. Thought has been constantly evolving and we can’t say when that system began. – David Bohm

17965. This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society. – David Bohm

17966. This is another major feature of thought: Thought doesn’t know it is doing something and then it struggles against it is doing. It doesn’t want to know that it is doing it. – David Bohm

17967. Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement. – David Bohm

17968. The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained. – David Bohm

17969. Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale. – David Bohm

17970. So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power, either for good or for destruction. – David Bohm

17971. Yet it looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It’s like going to the doctor and having him make you ill. In fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that going on. But in the case of thought, its far over 20%. – David Bohm

17972. During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts. – David Bohm

17973. Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture. – David Bohm

17974. People are no longer primarily in opposition, nor can they be said to be interacting, rather they are participating in this pool of common meaning which is capable of constant development and change. – David Bohm

17975. A corporation is organized as a system – it has this department, that department, that department… they don’t have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on. – David Bohm

17976. A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which is based on the development of a common meaning that is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue. – David Bohm

17977. And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call ‘sustained incoherence. – David Bohm

17978. But you don’t decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us. – David Bohm

17979. In relativity, movement is continuous, causally determinate and well defined, while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous, not causally determinate and not well defined. – David Bohm

17980. In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe. – David Bohm

17981. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. – David Bohm

17982. Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. – David Bohm

17983. My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc. – David Bohm

17984. One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness. – David Bohm

17985. But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent – not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence. – David Bohm

17986. He preacheth patience that never knew pain. – H. G. Bohn

17987. He that ceaseth to be a friend never was a good one. – H. G. Bohn

17988. Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. – H. G. Bohn

17989. Few there are that will endure a true friend. – H. G. Bohn

17990. Every dog is a lion at home. – H. G. Bohn

17991. Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms. – H. G. Bohn

17992. Friends are like fiddle strings; they must not be screwed too tight. – H. G. Bohn

17993. He who knows himself best esteems himself least. – H. G. Bohn

17994. Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. – Niels Bohr

17995. No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical. – Niels Bohr

17996. Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. – Niels Bohr

17997. It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. – Niels Bohr

17998. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. – Niels Bohr

17999. If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them. – Niels Bohr

18000. How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. – Niels Bohr

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