180000 famous quotes part 22 – 21001 to 22000

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180000 famous quotes part 22 – 21001 to 22000

21001. Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness. – Breyten Breytenbach

21002. The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America’s interests. – Breyten Breytenbach

21003. It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances – but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal. – Breyten Breytenbach

21004. In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. – Breyten Breytenbach

21005. In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one’s breath. – Breyten Breytenbach

21006. I think it’s an area that one writes from that is curious because it is not a clearly defined partisan one. – Breyten Breytenbach

21007. The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests. – Breyten Breytenbach

21008. Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today. – Leonid I. Brezhnev

21009. God will not forgive us if we fail. – Leonid I. Brezhnev

21010. We should not pour muck on ourselves. – Leonid I. Brezhnev

21011. One sits the whole day at the desk and appetite is standing next to me. “Away with you,” I say. But Comrade Appetite does not budge from the spot. – Leonid I. Brezhnev

21012. This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims. – Aristide Briand

21013. The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group, on other continents or in Europe itself, outside of the League of Nations, any more than it could oppose the League of Nations. – Aristide Briand

21014. But I am sure also that from a political point of view, and from a social point of view the federal link, without infringing the sovereignty of any of the nations which might take part in such as association, could be beneficial. – Aristide Briand

21015. Among peoples who are geographically grouped together like the peoples of Europe there must exist a sort of federal link. It is this link which I wish to endeavour to establish. – Aristide Briand

21016. A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests. – Aristide Briand

21017. Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself. – Fanny Brice

21018. Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn’t get serious with people. They don’t expect it from you, and they don’t want to see it. You’re not entitled to be serious, you’re a clown. – Fanny Brice

21019. Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? – Fanny Brice

21020. Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show. – Fanny Brice

21021. Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. – Fanny Brice

21022. Wrong is for other people. – Fanny Brice

21023. Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience. – Fanny Brice

21024. I never liked the men I loved and never loved the men I liked. – Fanny Brice

21025. Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste. – Edie Brickell

21026. You can look back at anything and wish you’d done something differently. – Edie Brickell

21027. You feel like a prisoner if you don’t create. You’re jailed up inside of yourself. – Edie Brickell

21028. You’re just playing, playing, playing, and then an image or something will come into your mind, and basically you’re just narrating it with music, letting it move along. – Edie Brickell

21029. We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people. It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been aggressive enough to say no. – Edie Brickell

21030. When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music, I wish I had that. – Edie Brickell

21031. And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It’s like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders. – Edie Brickell

21032. My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she’d come out with the best food. Then she’d sit at the table and she wouldn’t eat! – Edie Brickell

21033. I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot. He makes me wanna be even more musical. – Edie Brickell

21034. My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel. – Edie Brickell

21035. No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That’s not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after. – Edie Brickell

21036. We didn’t rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we’ve never really felt while making records. – Edie Brickell

21037. If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it’s not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you’re truly blessed. I think that’s where we are now. – Edie Brickell

21038. A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me. – Edie Brickell

21039. I need to go outside. I wouldn’t say I’m an outdoors person, but I like to go outside. – Edie Brickell

21040. But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself. – Edie Brickell

21041. I hope I’m better today than I was yesterday. I don’t believe in glory days or anything like that, so I think the best is tomorrow or later this afternoon! – Edie Brickell

21042. I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes, however. They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows. My kids would love it if I would do that for them! – Edie Brickell

21043. I can make dressing – or stuffing. Y’all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there. It’s really good dressing. That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that. – Edie Brickell

21044. Geffen was never supportive of the band. – Edie Brickell

21045. But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize that everything happened for a reason. Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place beautifully and magically. – Edie Brickell

21046. But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn. – Edie Brickell

21047. I think the New Bohemians’ inability to say no was a big part of our problem. – Edie Brickell

21048. Any team can have a bad century. – Jack Brickhouse

21049. I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me. – Jack Brickhouse

21050. I’m convinced you can combine this with reporting integrity and accuracy. – Jack Brickhouse

21051. Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on. – Beau Bridges

21052. Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school. – Beau Bridges

21053. Yeah, I’m very impressed with Lifetime, this is the first time I’ve worked with them. I really like the kind of programming that they’re into, so I’m hoping that I will. – Beau Bridges

21054. We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years. – Beau Bridges

21055. The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the things that came through without even thinking. – Beau Bridges

21056. The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii. There don’t seem to be any takers on that one! – Beau Bridges

21057. Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors. Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work. – Beau Bridges

21058. Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part, but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother’s instigation. So I owe him for that. – Beau Bridges

21059. And I like music, too, I like playing music. – Beau Bridges

21060. Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films. – Beau Bridges

21061. My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other’s houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job. – Beau Bridges

21062. My favorite roles usually have to do with the story, if it’s a good story I usually enjoy doing the character. – Beau Bridges

21063. My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went. – Beau Bridges

21064. As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I’ve been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby. – Beau Bridges

21065. Some of my oldest friends are actors. But that’s not the only place my friends come from. – Beau Bridges

21066. And when I’ve been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs. – Beau Bridges

21067. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. – Beau Bridges

21068. But on the other hand I believe I’m a private person too, and I enjoy that aspect of my life as well. – Beau Bridges

21069. Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie. – Beau Bridges

21070. First of all my real full name is Lloyd Vernet Bridges III. – Beau Bridges

21071. I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer. – Beau Bridges

21072. I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible. – Beau Bridges

21073. And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time. – Beau Bridges

21074. I think, I would guess most people keep secrets. – Beau Bridges

21075. I’ve always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans – the original Americans. – Beau Bridges

21076. My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together. – Beau Bridges

21077. I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers… I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids. – Beau Bridges

21078. Obviously, you’ve never seen a woman skydiving in a hoop skirt. – Chris A. Bridges

21079. There’s nothing more erotic than a clean bill of health, my friend. – Chris A. Bridges

21080. Actually I consider myself a superficially normal looking person who has a vast collection of bizarre silly porn hidden in his basement, as all normal looking people do, and I’m keeping it hidden from everyone in the world except those few people with access to the Internet. – Chris A. Bridges

21081. I’m a machine man, and I head a machine. – Harry Bridges

21082. I’m a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job. – Harry Bridges

21083. Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins. – Harry Bridges

21084. There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action. – Harry Bridges

21085. There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life. – Harry Bridges

21086. Everything is produced by the workers, and the minute they try to get something by their unions they meet all the opposition that can be mustered by those who now get what they produce. – Harry Bridges

21087. For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don’t want to stand out. You don’t want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I’m a product of nepotism. That’s how I got my foot in the door, through my dad. – Jeff Bridges

21088. A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can. – Jeff Bridges

21089. This idea of how everything is interconnected, and the impermanence of things. It sums up the human condition to me, and it helps me on my path. – Jeff Bridges

21090. Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that. – Jeff Bridges

21091. As far as Beau is concerned, we’re on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he’s very content. – Jeff Bridges

21092. What are the aspects of yourself that line up with the character? You magnify those, and the ones that don’t match up you kind of kick to the curb. – Jeff Bridges

21093. As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting. – Jeff Bridges

21094. The problem with the designated driver programme, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house. – Jeff Bridges

21095. Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don’t know if it’s a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by. – Jeff Bridges

21096. Sticking with a marriage. That’s true grit, man. – Jeff Bridges

21097. One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts – although both have their place in this – is ending childhood hunger here in America. – Jeff Bridges

21098. Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign, you have to agree that you’re going to do a certain amount of publicity-the hard part they don’t pay you for. – Jeff Bridges

21099. My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I’m in this wonderful position to be able to do that. The reason I do that is because I know what it takes once I engage, what that means for me personally and for my wife. – Jeff Bridges

21100. I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did! – Jeff Bridges

21101. What I learned most from my father wasn’t anything he said; it was just the way he behaved. He loved his work so much that, whenever he came on set, he brought that with him, and other people rose to it. – Jeff Bridges

21102. Movies are like magic tricks. – Jeff Bridges

21103. I had a great ’70s. I survived it, and that’s always good news. – Jeff Bridges

21104. I love John Irving’s stuff. It’s that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It’s really terrific. – Jeff Bridges

21105. I’m not counting any chickens. – Jeff Bridges

21106. I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film. – Jeff Bridges

21107. I’ve had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I’ve been very lucky that way. – Jeff Bridges

21108. Making films is sort of like you’re pulling off a magic trick. It’s sort of like an illusion. It’s not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you’re wearing to the make-up, to the light. – Jeff Bridges

21109. Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive. – Jeff Bridges

21110. I don’t think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did. – Jeff Bridges

21111. Bear Valley is the hidden treasure of the Sierra. – Lloyd Bridges

21112. Sea Hunt was the first time anyone tackled a show that took place underwater. The stories were sort of exciting for kids, like cops and robbers underwater. – Lloyd Bridges

21113. We worked under a lot of pressure… three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week, 39 episodes a year. – Lloyd Bridges

21114. We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching. – Lloyd Bridges

21115. There’s a lot to be said about what’s happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that’s being spilled in there. – Lloyd Bridges

21116. I’m foremost an actor. I feel embarrassed being compared to the guys who really work at it. I fake it, I make believe I know all about it, which is what you’re supposed to do as an actor. – Lloyd Bridges

21117. I needed to feed my family. I read a couple of the episodes. How can you keep on doing the same thing? – Lloyd Bridges

21118. Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day. – Lloyd Bridges

21119. As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself. – Lloyd Bridges

21120. For four years doing that same character all the time kind of bothered me. Butit opened up a lot of doors. – Lloyd Bridges

21121. My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night. – Robert Bridges

21122. Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation. – Robert Bridges

21123. I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. – Robert Bridges

21124. I live on hope and that I think do all Who come into this world. – Robert Bridges

21125. So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change. – Robert Bridges

21126. When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master. – Robert Bridges

21127. Were I a cloud I’d gather My skirts up in the air, And fly well know whither, And rest I well know where. – Robert Bridges

21128. Roller-skating and ice-skating are two different things – I found that out the hard way. – Todd Bridges

21129. The factory that my grandmother had put under the house to produce these green men to come get me. – Todd Bridges

21130. No matter how well you do, no matter how successful you are, they’re always going to criticize you. – Todd Bridges

21131. Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives. – William Throsby Bridges

21132. Each person’s life is a story that is telling itself in the living. – William Throsby Bridges

21133. Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities. – William Throsby Bridges

21134. If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be. – William Throsby Bridges

21135. Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster. – William Throsby Bridges

21136. We come to beginnings only at the end. – William Throsby Bridges

21137. Violence is the repartee of the illiterate. – Alan Brien

21138. I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage. – Alan Brien

21139. The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting. – Alan Brien

21140. I have been in the series for over 3 years – 3 series. There will be a fourth series next year which of course I won’t be in because I’m now dead. So in total I appeared in 25 episodes. – Richard Briers

21141. I knew absolutely nothing about acting, and had to be taught everything. Some people are born naturals and know how to walk, talk and hold themselves. I didn’t and had to learn everything. – Richard Briers

21142. I love the part of Hector as it takes me back to playing eccentric parts. He is a funny character, which is fine by me as I’ve been playing for laughs for decades now! It’s lovely to get a laugh; it’s the best thing in the world! – Richard Briers

21143. I prefer theatre but TV keeps you well known. – Richard Briers

21144. I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I’m 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They’re aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home. – Richard Briers

21145. I was 20, I was an amateur from 14 but my first professional role was at 22. – Richard Briers

21146. We need more theatres, more art and more culture in this country. – Richard Briers

21147. The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires. – Dorothy Corkville Briggs

21148. The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion. – Dorothy Corkville Briggs

21149. Almost every venerable tradition at a men’s club starts out as a joke. – Joe Bob Briggs

21150. Apparently we love our own cell phones but we hate everyone else’s. – Joe Bob Briggs

21151. As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager. – Joe Bob Briggs

21152. Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever. – Joe Bob Briggs

21153. Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark proved that you could fight a war with high- level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action. – Joe Bob Briggs

21154. Faith is like a kernel of wheat. – Joe Bob Briggs

21155. I AM a male chauvinist. Who’s been saying otherwise? – Joe Bob Briggs

21156. A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators. – Joe Bob Briggs

21157. It’s not a crime to get drunk. – Joe Bob Briggs

21158. In some European theaters, it’s still not uncommon to have a late start and three LONG intermissions, because people actually eat and drink and converse during the intermissions. – Joe Bob Briggs

21159. The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother. – Joe Bob Briggs

21160. The Italians always made good wine, but you had the impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running family vineyards with slaves or something so that the vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle. – Joe Bob Briggs

21161. There is no post-9/11. Everything from now until the end of time is post-9/11. – Joe Bob Briggs

21162. In other words, New York has gone all suburban and bourgeois on us. – Joe Bob Briggs

21163. If you hate what you’re seeing, you call it sex and violence. If you like it, you call it “romance and adventure.” – Joe Bob Briggs

21164. The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury. – John Bright

21165. It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people. – John Bright

21166. Popular applause veers with the wind. – John Bright

21167. Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. – John Bright

21168. The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter. – John Bright

21169. The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession. – John Bright

21170. If this phrase of the ‘balance of power’ is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. – John Bright

21171. We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years. – John Bright

21172. With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon. – John Bright

21173. The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives. – John Bright

21174. Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment’s thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom. – John Bright

21175. It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old, that I first went to a regular school. – John Bright

21176. A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom. – John Bright

21177. I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons. – John Bright

21178. As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman. – John Bright

21179. Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part. – John Bright

21180. Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated. – John Bright

21181. Force is not a remedy. – John Bright

21182. I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago. – John Bright

21183. I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one, because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the suffrage will be granted to women. – John Bright

21184. He looked like such a Republican. He dressed like Pee-Wee Herman. But had I known what he had done when I was reading about him, I might have thought different. – Matthew Bright

21185. I followed him at the time and thought he was hysterical. He was the first serial killer, a new kettle of fish, because we didn’t have the detection techniques in those days. – Matthew Bright

21186. The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it’s because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it’s just a fantasy and there’s nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it. – Matthew Bright

21187. I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. – Susie Bright

21188. In fact, I think for a lot of writers, it’s so hard to be read. – Susie Bright

21189. It’s not that sexual liberation or feminist messages are dead. – Susie Bright

21190. My idea of the ideal sex education site doesn’t exist. – Susie Bright

21191. Now I have to have the biggest P.O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in. – Susie Bright

21192. People who love science fiction really do love sex. – Susie Bright

21193. So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that’s going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex! – Susie Bright

21194. There are also just as many, if not more, women who are anxious to hold down the status quo. – Susie Bright

21195. There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before. – Susie Bright

21196. You name the demonstration; I was at it. – Susie Bright

21197. I’m writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto. – Susie Bright

21198. You have to calendar time for yourself even if you have no idea what you’re going to do with it. – Susie Bright

21199. I’m a Mommy’s Girl – the strongest influence in my young life was my mom. – Susie Bright

21200. I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge. – Susie Bright

21201. I think moms need to share information on a regular, intimate basis. – Susie Bright

21202. Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard. – Susie Bright

21203. I love turning my daughter on to old movies. – Susie Bright

21204. I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me. – Susie Bright

21205. I got more and more politically active and just followed the course of feminism and sexual liberation. – Susie Bright

21206. I got introduced to audiobooks because of having a baby. – Susie Bright

21207. Human beings like variety, and they also like partnership… these are scientific values we can point to. – Susie Bright

21208. I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me, just like you do, but I don’t have a sense of being in the majority. – Susie Bright

21209. I’m like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. – Susie Bright

21210. Doing the right thing for someone else was like a tonic for me; it was like some magic ointment that made a wound disappear. – Susie Bright

21211. Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good. – Susie Bright

21212. I can’t be a wife. I’m not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time. – Sarah Brightman

21213. You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way. – Sarah Brightman

21214. In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live. – Sarah Brightman

21215. I think I’ve probably re-invented myself three or four times now, if that’s what one calls it. – Sarah Brightman

21216. I have a love-hate relationship with performing. – Sarah Brightman

21217. I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain. – Sarah Brightman

21218. Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. – Sarah Brightman

21219. Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn’t just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment. – Sarah Brightman

21220. I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful. – Sarah Brightman

21221. I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don’t really have the stomach for the fight. – Peter Brimelow

21222. If you’re going to have a public subsidy to education, vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it. They should result in some loosening up and privatization of the government school system. – Peter Brimelow

21223. Why can’t teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants? – Peter Brimelow

21224. This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle. What we’ve had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration Act will take 100 years or more to absorb. – Peter Brimelow

21225. There’s no particular relationship between spending and educational results. Most education spending is actually on salaries, and that’s allocated according to political muscle. – Peter Brimelow

21226. The real boneheads are the libertarians. – Peter Brimelow

21227. The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism. – Peter Brimelow

21228. Textbook publishers don’t even bother to advertise at their conventions. – Peter Brimelow

21229. Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses’ interests, not the members. – Peter Brimelow

21230. Immigration enthusiasts are so hysterical. – Peter Brimelow

21231. I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that’s not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue. – Peter Brimelow

21232. Hey, nothing grows to the sky. There will be a successor movement. Right now it’s nascent. – Peter Brimelow

21233. I suppose the White House thinks it’s doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children. – Peter Brimelow

21234. I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he’s OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean. – Peter Brimelow

21235. I think Bush’s immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached. – Peter Brimelow

21236. I think good teachers are underpaid. – Peter Brimelow

21237. I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests. – Peter Brimelow

21238. A nation is an organic thing. – Peter Brimelow

21239. I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers’ salaries. It’s the only industry where you never see any productivity increases. – Peter Brimelow

21240. I’ve been a financial journalist for 30 years. – Peter Brimelow

21241. I’m a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch. – Wilford Brimley

21242. I’m not anybody’s judge; I don’t know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it. – Wilford Brimley

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21243. What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I’m learning. – Wilford Brimley

21244. Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth. – Wilford Brimley

21245. The place was built on the premise that people want to gamble, and they may as well do it here. They look after their clientele, and, hell, they treat me like I’m one of their family. – Wilford Brimley

21246. No, that’s poker. To win, you’ve gotta get damned lucky. – Wilford Brimley

21247. My saddle horses are my friends. My dogs are my friends. – Wilford Brimley

21248. I’ve got about $30,000 in chips, not near enough. – Wilford Brimley

21249. I’ve already got my rent paid, and it’s too late in my life for me to go around talking up stuff that I don’t like or believe in. – Wilford Brimley

21250. I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me. – Wilford Brimley

21251. Everybody that’s an actor leaves it for a while ’cause they ain’t got a job. – Wilford Brimley

21252. I’m very proud of my heritage. – Wilford Brimley

21253. I rope steers in team roping events. There’s a header and a heeler on a roping team, and I’m the heeler. – Wilford Brimley

21254. I didn’t go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don’t need no more schoolin’. You need to get out in the water and swim. – Wilford Brimley

21255. Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land. – Wilford Brimley

21256. I love watching a good horse do what he’s bred to do – I guess that’s what I like the most about it. And I love to see good athletes do what they’re bred to do. – Wilford Brimley

21257. I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it’s people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us. – Wilford Brimley

21258. I raise quarter horses. Mine are mostly thoroughbred cross horses, a little bigger horses than some people like. I sell them or use them on the ranch. A lot of them go to the rodeo arena and some of them go to racetracks. – Wilford Brimley

21259. I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish. – Wilford Brimley

21260. I didn’t go to acting school, but I’ve been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that’s the best school there is. – Wilford Brimley

21261. The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal. – David Brin

21262. Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I’ve had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam… and I’m not happy to be right in all of those cases. – David Brin

21263. Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It’s happened many times in the past. It could happen to us. – David Brin

21264. She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted. – David Brin

21265. Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy. – David Brin

21266. There’s no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives. – David Brin

21267. We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it? – David Brin

21268. When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance. – David Brin

21269. Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses? – David Brin

21270. One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events. – David Brin

21271. Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on. – David Brin

21272. When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else. – David Brin

21273. My education and background thoroughly inform my writing. – David Brin

21274. It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. – David Brin

21275. In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens. – David Brin

21276. I would normally never set out to write a trilogy. – David Brin

21277. I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring. – David Brin

21278. Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from. – David Brin

21279. But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens. – David Brin

21280. But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I’ll bet you’ll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science. – David Brin

21281. Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author’s product. The real universe ain’t that way, and neither are my fictive ones. – David Brin

21282. Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy… in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature. – David Brin

21283. I find humans tremendously interesting. – David Brin

21284. My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea. – David Brin

21285. Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world. – Sergey Brin

21286. We want Google to be the third half of your brain. – Sergey Brin

21287. Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine. – Sergey Brin

21288. Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine. – Sergey Brin

21289. We just want to have great people working for us. – Sergey Brin

21290. A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources. – Emma Brindal

21291. We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn’t handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn’t meant to be. – Christie Brinkley

21292. After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be. – Christie Brinkley

21293. Basically he never went to work and didn’t have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people. – Christie Brinkley

21294. Four months is a lot of living with that little life in you-thinking about it, eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden, it dies. – Christie Brinkley

21295. I just found out that I’m one inch taller than I thought. – Christie Brinkley

21296. I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. – Christie Brinkley

21297. I must’ve got whacked on the head. He presented a totally false person for me to fall in love with. – Christie Brinkley

21298. I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that. – Christie Brinkley

21299. Just because people can express themselves through their art doesn’t mean they are great communicators in person. – Christie Brinkley

21300. Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time. – Christie Brinkley

21301. I don’t count that relationship with Ricky. It’s just like a blip at this point. I had to fall in love with the devil himself to get this sweet angel, Jack. – Christie Brinkley

21302. Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. – David Brinkley

21303. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

21304. I’m not a very good advertisement for the American school system. – David Brinkley

21305. People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening. – David Brinkley

21306. The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. – David Brinkley

21307. The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it. – David Brinkley

21308. This is the first convention of the space age – where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it. – David Brinkley

21309. Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important. – David Brinkley

21310. Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty. – David Brinkley

21311. Revolutions are born of hope. – Crane Brinton

21312. To win you’ve got to stay in the game. – Claude M. Bristol

21313. Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way – how many pleasing things are done for you. – Claude M. Bristol

21314. You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires. – Claude M. Bristol

21315. You have to think big to be big. – Claude M. Bristol

21316. We usually get what we anticipate. – Claude M. Bristol

21317. One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself. – Claude M. Bristol

21318. It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. – Claude M. Bristol

21319. Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are. – Claude M. Bristol

21320. Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged. – Claude M. Bristol

21321. Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement. – Claude M. Bristol

21322. Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning. – Dave Bristol

21323. It’s all right buying all these good players but they’ve got to gel, and that takes time. – Eric Bristow

21324. All this cuddling and kissing on stage these days, well it’s all right in football when someone scores a goal, but not when you’re playing darts. – Eric Bristow

21325. You eat when you’re hungry, and I’m not normally hungry in the mornings. – Eric Bristow

21326. You can’t drink too many otherwise you can’t see what you’re throwing at. – Eric Bristow

21327. Trouble is, I don’t get to play a lot at the moment because I’ve just signed a contract where I’ve got to do 200 shows a year in pubs, so the golf’s fallen away a bit. – Eric Bristow

21328. The Crafty Cockney had a picture of the owner dressed up as a copper, so I brought it home, wore it on TV and the name just stuck. – Eric Bristow

21329. Nah, I don’t watch TV either, apart from a few sports programmes. I just don’t have the time. – Eric Bristow

21330. My dad was an Arsenal supporter and he used to take me there, but I’ve always been Chelsea. – Eric Bristow

21331. I’ve got a nice little crafty deal with the people in Barbados; 10 days out there teaching the locals how to play darts for an hour a day. Get paid for that as well. – Eric Bristow

21332. I remember when we were in the World Cup in Australia and I had to win the singles against Tony Payne, best of seven legs, to win it. I was 2-0 down but ended up beating him 4-2. – Eric Bristow

21333. I play a lot of charity golf mainly. I’m a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week. – Eric Bristow

21334. I love cheese and biscuits, the stronger the better. – Eric Bristow

21335. I don’t read books. – Eric Bristow

21336. It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I’m all right now, though, lovely, I’m throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I’d make a bloody fortune. – Eric Bristow

21337. I like a drink, mate. I’ll have maybe 10 or 12 pints on a good night out. – Eric Bristow

21338. I don’t like to talk about work in progress, but the novel I’m working on now is definitely not horror. – Poppy Z. Brite

21339. In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny – an experience I’ve never had in America! – Poppy Z. Brite

21340. Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food. – Poppy Z. Brite

21341. My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted. – Poppy Z. Brite

21342. My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery – which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove. – Poppy Z. Brite

21343. My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner. – Poppy Z. Brite

21344. New Orleans cuisine is Creole rather than Cajun. – Poppy Z. Brite

21345. There are people who must spend huge amounts of time composing these online diatribes against me, all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how no one should ever read my books, and it’s not enough for them to hate me, they can’t stand the fact that ANYONE likes me! – Poppy Z. Brite

21346. In high school I was the dog, always, and I never have felt comfortable or right in my body, and part of my whole exhibitionist thing has probably been a way of testing to see whether or not I really was this repulsive creature that I felt like for so long. – Poppy Z. Brite

21347. Some of the food in Liquor is food I’ve really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction. – Poppy Z. Brite

21348. I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn’t lived here for several years. – Poppy Z. Brite

21349. In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn’t read the one until after I’d written the other. – Poppy Z. Brite

21350. I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies. – Poppy Z. Brite

21351. I certainly don’t think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn’t a known writer. – Poppy Z. Brite

21352. I like visiting people’s homes on Saint Joseph’s Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras. – Poppy Z. Brite

21353. And I can’t think of a reason I’d ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn’t want to publish something that I didn’t like enough to put my name on it. – Poppy Z. Brite

21354. I’d much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job. – Poppy Z. Brite

21355. I’ve certainly learned a great deal from my husband, though, and could never have written a book like Liquor without him and the people he introduces me to and the stories he brings home. – Poppy Z. Brite

21356. I’ve tried to avoid labels, but they always find you. – Poppy Z. Brite

21357. Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me, are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed. – Poppy Z. Brite

21358. This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor’s lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren’t old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex. – Poppy Z. Brite

21359. Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the perfect New Orleans book. – Poppy Z. Brite

21360. I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading. – Vera Brittain

21361. Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession. – Vera Brittain

21362. Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity. – Vera Brittain

21363. There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see. – Vera Brittain

21364. You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it’s a personal rejection. – Morgan Brittany

21365. You have to work in this business on your own terms. Don’t sell out for money, fame, or notoriety. – Morgan Brittany

21366. Well, our children do know what this industry is about, but they have a good grip on who they are. – Morgan Brittany

21367. The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in ‘The Twilight Zone’. – Morgan Brittany

21368. The highest grossing films have great, moral messages – not dirty, base themes, so we’re trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies. – Morgan Brittany

21369. People are hungry for messages of hope and life. – Morgan Brittany

21370. Once you sell yourself, it’s over. You’ve got nothing left. – Morgan Brittany

21371. My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually. – Morgan Brittany

21372. Most child actors go through that. Unless you can transition into an adult star, your career is over. – Morgan Brittany

21373. I’ve played killers, crazies, and really bad people. – Morgan Brittany

21374. I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd. – Morgan Brittany

21375. You’ve got to hang on to who you are, what you are. Don’t let anyone take it from you. – Morgan Brittany

21376. I had no real education because I was in and out of schools so I decided that I would completely change my look, change my image, change my name and move to New York. – Morgan Brittany

21377. I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany. – Morgan Brittany

21378. I feel bad about a lot of the movies I see that teach kids that if they do bad, they’ll win. – Morgan Brittany

21379. I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye, knowing I didn’t sleep with them, or do drugs with them. – Morgan Brittany

21380. Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you’re the pedestal they built for you. – Morgan Brittany

21381. Hollywood has an obligation to watch what they put out there. Kids do imitate what they see – good or bad. – Morgan Brittany

21382. Everything is a rejection of you, not your product, or your script, or a cosmetic. It’s you. – Morgan Brittany

21383. Drugs won’t enhance your performance. – Morgan Brittany

21384. At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work. – Morgan Brittany

21385. I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles I had up until then were very sweet and very nice. – Morgan Brittany

21386. I lost agents and managers because I turned down big movies that were smutty. – Morgan Brittany

21387. It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. – Benjamin Britten

21388. Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house. – Benjamin Britten

21389. The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping. – Benjamin Britten

21390. These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery Each is no less but more. – Benjamin Britten

21391. The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers. – John Britton

21392. We feel there is already widespread broadband available today. – John Britton

21393. When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word. – Charles D. Broad

21394. Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears. – Charles D. Broad

21395. It should now be clear why the method of Philosophy is so different from that of the natural sciences. Experiments are not made, because they would be utterly useless. – Charles D. Broad

21396. The pure natural scientist is liable to forget that minds exist, and that if it were not for them he could neither know nor act on physical objects. – Charles D. Broad

21397. In Psychology we deal with minds and their processes, and leave out of account as far as possible the objects that we get to know by means of them. – Charles D. Broad

21398. In all the sciences except Psychology we deal with objects and their changes, and leave out of account as far as possible the mind which observes them. – Charles D. Broad

21399. Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not. – Charles D. Broad

21400. When I see a colour or hear a sound, I am aware of something, and not of nothing. – Charles D. Broad

21401. It is clear that every immediate object of our senses both exists and is real in the primary meaning of these terms so long as we remain aware of the object. – Charles D. Broad

21402. It’s funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you. – Jim Broadbent

21403. The world would be a duller place without Moulin Rouge. – Jim Broadbent

21404. The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason. – Hermann Broch

21405. What’s important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone. – Hermann Broch

21406. Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part. – Hermann Broch

21407. One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person’s surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head. – Hermann Broch

21408. No one’s death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness. – Hermann Broch

21409. Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves. – Hermann Broch

21410. Eventually the story would spill over into the regular media. – David Brock

21411. I’ve been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media. – David Brock

21412. It’s all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth. – David Brock

21413. You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn’t matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it. – David Brock

21414. When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed. – Lou Brock

21415. You can’t be afraid to make errors! You can’t be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it. – Lou Brock

21416. The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent. – Lou Brock

21417. We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can’t win and steroids has put us in the position that it’s OK to cheat. – Lou Brock

21418. Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. – Lou Brock

21419. Jim Crow was king… and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive. – Lou Brock

21420. If you’re successful in what you do over a period of time, you’ll start approaching records, but that’s not what you’re playing for. You’re playing to challenge and be challenged. – Lou Brock

21421. I don’t think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing. – Lou Brock

21422. Your bat is your life. It’s your weapon. You don’t want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect. – Lou Brock

21423. The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered. – Lou Brock

21424. Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell. – Peter Brock

21425. I’ve been bitten twice by snakes. – Tony Brock

21426. Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. – David Broder

21427. For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes. – David Broder

21428. Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it’s more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids. – David Broder

21429. I walk into rooms and I don’t know why I’m there. I’m like, ‘Why am I standing in front of the toilet now?’ – Matthew Broderick

21430. You have to fight the green monster with your mind, not your fists. – Matthew Broderick

21431. I slip from workaholic to bum real easy. – Matthew Broderick

21432. I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don’t want any of the other stuff. – Matthew Broderick

21433. Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out. – Matthew Broderick

21434. I probably wouldn’t make a good accountant. I don’t even understand what my accountant tells me. But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me, he’s a little more frightened than I am, everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me. – Matthew Broderick

21435. Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain. – Fawn M. Brodie

21436. Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense. – Fawn M. Brodie

21437. A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both. – Fawn M. Brodie

21438. This identity, this mind, this particular cast of speech, is nearly over. – Harold Brodkey

21439. In New York one lives in the moment rather more than Socrates advised, so that at a party or alone in your room it will always be difficult to guess at the long term worth of anything. – Harold Brodkey

21440. It bothers me that I won’t live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years. – Harold Brodkey

21441. It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do. – Harold Brodkey

21442. It is like visiting one’s funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself. – Harold Brodkey

21443. Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can’t think of any other place I’d rather die than here. – Harold Brodkey

21444. Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one’s head. – Harold Brodkey

21445. So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events – pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here. – Harold Brodkey

21446. True stories, autobiographical stories, like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account, before the birth of some of the people in the tale. – Harold Brodkey

21447. If you like to read, sometimes it’s interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet… Sometimes you can go looking for illumination. – Harold Brodkey

21448. I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness. – Harold Brodkey

21449. Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been. – Harold Brodkey

21450. But death’s acquisitive instincts will win. – Harold Brodkey

21451. Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was to buy a truly good television set. – Harold Brodkey

21452. I can’t change the past, and I don’t think I would. I don’t expect to be understood. I like what I’ve written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I’ve written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn’t do it. – Harold Brodkey

21453. Being ill like this combines shock – this time I will die – with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself. – Harold Brodkey

21454. I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it – well, it is dangerous – but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work. – Harold Brodkey

21455. Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste. – Harold Brodkey

21456. God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle – or instruction. – Harold Brodkey

21457. I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time’s chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred. – Harold Brodkey

21458. I feel sorry for the man who marries you… because everyone thinks you’re sweet and you’re not. – Harold Brodkey

21459. I have thousands of opinions still – but that is down from millions – and, as always, I know nothing. – Harold Brodkey

21460. I look upon another’s insistence on the merits of his or her life – duties, intellect, accomplishment – and see that most of it is nonsense. – Harold Brodkey

21461. I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off. – Harold Brodkey

21462. Who included me among the ranks of the human race? – Joseph Brodsky

21463. Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose. – Joseph Brodsky

21464. Man is what he reads. – Joseph Brodsky

21465. The real history of consciousness starts with one’s first lie. – Joseph Brodsky

21466. Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production. – Joseph Brodsky

21467. Snobbery? But it’s only a form of despair. – Joseph Brodsky

21468. What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness. – Joseph Brodsky

21469. This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising. – Joseph Brodsky

21470. Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse. – Joseph Brodsky

21471. After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life. – Joseph Brodsky

21472. The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed. – Joseph Brodsky

21473. Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language. – Joseph Brodsky

21474. It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. – Joseph Brodsky

21475. I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside. – Joseph Brodsky

21476. How delightful to find a friend in everyone. – Joseph Brodsky

21477. For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey. – Joseph Brodsky

21478. A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state. – Joseph Brodsky

21479. Bad literature is a form of treason. – Joseph Brodsky

21480. It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot. – Joseph Brodsky

21481. For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life – the lesson of your utter insignificance. – Joseph Brodsky

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21482. For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. – Joseph Brodsky

21483. Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. – Joseph Brodsky

21484. Love is when you shed a tear and still want him, it’s when he ignores you and you still love him, it’s when he loves another girl but you still smile and say I’m happy for you, when all you really do is cry. – Kimberly Lynn Brodsky

21485. Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows. – Adam Brody

21486. There’s no conversation more boring than talking about what it’s really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don’t care. – Adam Brody

21487. War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult. – Adrien Brody

21488. You’d be surprised how difficult it is relinquish a cell phone. – Adrien Brody

21489. It’s interesting because you feel on the one hand, we understand people from what the say, and in another sense, you’d think that you’d be able to convey more through dialogue. – Adrien Brody

21490. If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. – Tom Brokaw

21491. Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. – Tom Brokaw

21492. David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph. – Tom Brokaw

21493. What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve. – Tom Brokaw

21494. Peter is an old friend. I’m heartbroken, but he’s also a tough guy. I’m counting on him getting through this very difficult passage. – Tom Brokaw

21495. While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades… the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships. – Tom Brokaw

21496. What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. – Tom Brokaw

21497. What I think is highly inappropriate is what’s going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that’s quite outrageous. – Tom Brokaw

21498. TV is a fickle business. I’m only good for the length of my contract. – Tom Brokaw

21499. The response to ‘The Greatest Generation’ and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. – Tom Brokaw

21500. Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down. – Tom Brokaw

21501. I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today. – Tom Brokaw

21502. Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. – Tom Brokaw

21503. Don’t overstate Fox News. It’s still much smaller than the least of the network niches. – Tom Brokaw

21504. Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people. – Tom Brokaw

21505. Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way. – Tom Brokaw

21506. It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw

21507. It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about. – Tom Brokaw

21508. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. – Tom Brokaw

21509. I’m not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman’s home with a drool cup. – Tom Brokaw

21510. Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style. – Tom Brokaw

21511. You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. – Tom Brokaw

21512. I feel like we were married from the moment we sat down there. – James Brolin

21513. Any girl that’s got a $500,000 table and $5 shoes, I’m in love with. – James Brolin

21514. I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out. – Josh Brolin

21515. I gotta make money – it all tends to disappear in this field. – Josh Brolin

21516. I was invited to a couple of races, but I was doing a play in New York. – Josh Brolin

21517. I have a long way to catch up. I have to start with the pros this year, about 20 seconds back. – Josh Brolin

21518. ‘Twas drink made me fall in love, And love made me run into debt, And though I have struggled and struggled and strove, I cannot get out of them yet. – Alexander Brome

21519. I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year. – Alexander Brome

21520. Technology is making design more exciting, with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could never have been created without the technology. – David Bromstad

21521. ‘Design Star’ was incredible, and I didn’t think it could get any better, and then ‘Color Splash’ happened. – David Bromstad

21522. We’ve been in a war and a recession. That’s why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular. They’re optimistic and flirty and happy colors. – David Bromstad

21523. I just don’t think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it’s dark, accentuate the darkness. – David Bromstad

21524. Both men and women are fallible. The difference is, women know it. – Eleanor Bron

21525. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. – Jacob Bronowski

21526. Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind. – Jacob Bronowski

21527. Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature. – Jacob Bronowski

21528. Power is the by-product of understanding. – Jacob Bronowski

21529. Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved. – Jacob Bronowski

21530. No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. – Jacob Bronowski

21531. That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer. – Jacob Bronowski

21532. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. – Jacob Bronowski

21533. The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself. – Jacob Bronowski

21534. The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. – Jacob Bronowski

21535. The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men. – Jacob Bronowski

21536. It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. – Jacob Bronowski

21537. We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws. – Jacob Bronowski

21538. Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. – Jacob Bronowski

21539. Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created. – Jacob Bronowski

21540. Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking. – Jacob Bronowski

21541. Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. – Jacob Bronowski

21542. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. – Jacob Bronowski

21543. The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show. – Jacob Bronowski

21544. The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show. – Jacob Bronowski

21545. To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them. – Jacob Bronowski

21546. We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. – Jacob Bronowski

21547. You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life. – Jacob Bronowski

21548. The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. – Jacob Bronowski

21549. The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. – Charles Bronson

21550. We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. So, you think maybe there are other answers. There are not but if you belief something will help you it probably will: it will help, not cure. – Charles Bronson

21551. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. You always worry about charlatans. We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. – Charles Bronson

21552. Maybe I’m too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don’t look like anybody’s ideal. – Charles Bronson

21553. I wouldn’t tell Jill how I felt. I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt. I must have seemed strong to her. I didn’t want to bring her down. – Charles Bronson

21554. I look like the kind of guy who has a bottle of beer in my hand. – Charles Bronson

21555. I look like a quarry someone has dynamited. – Charles Bronson

21556. I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited. – Charles Bronson

21557. I felt along with her – not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can’t be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind. – Charles Bronson

21558. I don’t look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know. – Charles Bronson

21559. I don’t have friends, I have thousands of acquaintances. No friends. I figured I had a wife and children. – Charles Bronson

21560. Audiences like to see the bad guys get their comeuppance. – Charles Bronson

21561. What kind of man would I have been if I had not been there to help her? I felt along with her – not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can’t be detached. – Charles Bronson

21562. His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind. – Anne Bronte

21563. There is always a “but” in this imperfect world. – Anne Bronte

21564. She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else. – Anne Bronte

21565. Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe. – Anne Bronte

21566. I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself . – Anne Bronte

21567. But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. – Anne Bronte

21568. A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. – Anne Bronte

21569. If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. – Anne Bronte

21570. Who has words at the right moment? – Charlotte Bronte

21571. It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. – Charlotte Bronte

21572. You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections: There is nothing like it in this world. – Charlotte Bronte

21573. You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person’s strength. – Charlotte Bronte

21574. I don’t call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don’t flatter me. – Charlotte Bronte

21575. Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. – Charlotte Bronte

21576. Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. – Charlotte Bronte

21577. Let your performance do the thinking. – Charlotte Bronte

21578. It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. – Charlotte Bronte

21579. If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. – Charlotte Bronte

21580. If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. – Charlotte Bronte

21581. If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends. – Charlotte Bronte

21582. I’m just going to write because I cannot help it. – Charlotte Bronte

21583. Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years. – Charlotte Bronte

21584. I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. – Charlotte Bronte

21585. Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves. – Charlotte Bronte

21586. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Bronte

21587. I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me. – Charlotte Bronte

21588. Give him enough rope and he will hang himself. – Charlotte Bronte

21589. Conventionality is not morality. – Charlotte Bronte

21590. Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties. – Charlotte Bronte

21591. Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us. – Charlotte Bronte

21592. Better to be without logic than without feeling. – Charlotte Bronte

21593. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. – Charlotte Bronte

21594. I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. – Charlotte Bronte

21595. Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones. – Charlotte Bronte

21596. There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. – Charlotte Bronte

21597. The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter – in the eye. – Charlotte Bronte

21598. The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. – Charlotte Bronte

21599. True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it. – Charlotte Bronte

21600. Look twice before you leap. – Charlotte Bronte

21601. I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal. – Emily Bronte

21602. A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly. – Emily Bronte

21603. A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. – Emily Bronte

21604. Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living. – Emily Bronte

21605. Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. – Emily Bronte

21606. Honest people don’t hide their deeds. – Emily Bronte

21607. I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. – Emily Bronte

21608. I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. – Emily Bronte

21609. I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide. – Emily Bronte

21610. If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. – Emily Bronte

21611. Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? – Emily Bronte

21612. Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. – Emily Bronte

21613. Terror made me cruel. – Emily Bronte

21614. The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them. – Emily Bronte

21615. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Bronte

21616. I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you. – Emily Bronte

21617. People think you can’t be clever if you have breasts. – Kelly Brook

21618. An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing? – Peter Brook

21619. I’ve always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant, where you’ve got lots and lots of things laid out and you go and look into one cauldron and you look into the other and you see what’s coming to the boil. – Peter Brook

21620. A book may be compared to your neighbour: if it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. – Henry Brooke

21621. Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights, However his own commence, can never be But an usurper. – Henry Brooke

21622. We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire. – Rupert Brooke

21623. A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. – Rupert Brooke

21624. A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. – Rupert Brooke

21625. Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. – Rupert Brooke

21626. Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. – Rupert Brooke

21627. The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets. – Rupert Brooke

21628. Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000. – Trevor Brooking

21629. Unfortunately, we don’t get a second chance. We’ve already played them twice. – Trevor Brooking

21630. It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to. – Anita Brookner

21631. Great writers are the saints for the godless. – Anita Brookner

21632. In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game. – Anita Brookner

21633. It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read. – Anita Brookner

21634. Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. – Anita Brookner

21635. Life… is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won’t be got rid of. – Anita Brookner

21636. Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography. – Anita Brookner

21637. No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does. – Anita Brookner

21638. Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society. – Anita Brookner

21639. Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything. – Anita Brookner

21640. A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in. – Anita Brookner

21641. A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. – Anita Brookner

21642. Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. – Anita Brookner

21643. In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you. – Anita Brookner

21644. All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don’t win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold. – Anita Brookner

21645. You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed. – Anita Brookner

21646. You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish. – Anita Brookner

21647. You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can’t answer slurs, but I’m here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn’t. – Anita Brookner

21648. Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence – a lot passes you by – simply because your attention is otherwise diverted. – Anita Brookner

21649. What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere – it is an art form in itself. – Anita Brookner

21650. Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. – Anita Brookner

21651. There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can’t rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that. – Anita Brookner

21652. The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just. – Anita Brookner

21653. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. – Anita Brookner

21654. Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. – Anita Brookner

21655. If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money. – Albert Brooks

21656. It’s better to be known by six people for something you’re proud of than by 60 million for something you’re not. – Albert Brooks

21657. I’m not interesting enough on my own that you’d want to see a film about me. – Albert Brooks

21658. Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won’t be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it. – Albert Brooks

21659. Even if you didn’t see the movie, you’d see two words you’d never seen put together before – comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly – it’s the least offensive word in our language. – Albert Brooks

21660. I come from the place where I am thinking ‘I have put my blood on the pages.’ – Albert Brooks

21661. I was in Kashmir last weekend. Went to visit one of my sweaters. – Albert Brooks

21662. I’d still like to see ‘Survivor’ minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business – I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else’s foot. – Albert Brooks

21663. When I die, if the word ‘thong’ appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I’ve screwed up. – Albert Brooks

21664. The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake. – Arthur C. Brooks

21665. Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride. – Arthur C. Brooks

21666. Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government. – Arthur C. Brooks

21667. We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality. – Arthur C. Brooks

21668. There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair. – Arthur C. Brooks

21669. The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person’s belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others. – Arthur C. Brooks

21670. The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success – or failure. – Arthur C. Brooks

21671. In my book I don’t just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy – which it is. I also show that it’s an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture. – Arthur C. Brooks

21672. If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you’re not alone. – Arthur C. Brooks

21673. Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction. – Arthur C. Brooks

21674. FDR created today’s 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There’s nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain. – Arthur C. Brooks

21675. As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship. – Arthur C. Brooks

21676. The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people’s skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives. – Arthur C. Brooks

21677. Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster. – Avery Brooks

21678. Until the world in some way changes, then my responsibility is to share what I know and more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here. – Avery Brooks

21679. What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history. – Avery Brooks

21680. When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas. – David Brooks

21681. Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone. – David Brooks

21682. People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness. – David Brooks

21683. People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time. – David Brooks

21684. The rich don’t exploit the poor. They just out-compete them. – David Brooks

21685. This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don’t want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate. – David Brooks

21686. To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy. – David Brooks

21687. What family you were born into matters so much more than it did before in a perverse way. – David Brooks

21688. America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. – David Brooks

21689. Fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn’t quit, and I haven’t had a drink since. At the time I needed the $10. – Foster Brooks

21690. Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. – Fred Brooks

21691. How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. – Fred Brooks

21692. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. – Garth Brooks

21693. I’m much too young to feel this damn old. – Garth Brooks

21694. I’ve been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me, so I may be better than anyone thinks. – Garth Brooks

21695. Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith. – Garth Brooks

21696. If I have any talent at all it’s from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also. – Garth Brooks

21697. I’m a big movie fan. After a show, if I’m on the bus or a plane, it’s often hard to get to sleep, so I’ll watch a film. An action film can even relax me. – Garth Brooks

21698. It’s funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment! – Garth Brooks

21699. People aren’t always themselves. They’re always holding back something. – Garth Brooks

21700. It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins’ role in Bull Durham. – Garth Brooks

21701. That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice. – Garth Brooks

21702. The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. – Garth Brooks

21703. The guys have told me not to quit my day job. – Garth Brooks

21704. True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. – Garth Brooks

21705. Whatever I do, I hope it’s quality, I hope it’s something that’s class. – Garth Brooks

21706. While I’m playing baseball, I’m still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I’m sure I’ll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I’ll be thinking of music then. – Garth Brooks

21707. You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy. – Garth Brooks

21708. You know me, I’ve got to find some way to get a fresh fire. – Garth Brooks

21709. No matter what you say you might do, you never really know until you’re in the moment. Every situation is so different. – Garth Brooks

21710. I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write. – Garth Brooks

21711. I’d much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what’s on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong! – Garth Brooks

21712. I’d love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I’d like to explore onscreen. – Garth Brooks

21713. Just keep taking chances and having fun. – Garth Brooks

21714. I wouldn’t mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home. – Garth Brooks

21715. I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won’t believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation. – Garth Brooks

21716. I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don’t want my love of the game to involve business. – Garth Brooks

21717. I don’t know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that’s new, and hopefully will be fun, and there’s plenty of stuff out there to cut. – Garth Brooks

21718. I believe in the Wal-Mart school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it. – Garth Brooks

21719. Don’t change a thing. That’s one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with. – Garth Brooks

21720. As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy. – Garth Brooks

21721. Any time I’m in a moving thing, like an airplane, I’m usually asleep before we even get on our way. – Garth Brooks

21722. Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I’m not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else’s job. I just can’t think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer! – Garth Brooks

21723. Sometimes I thank God… for cheeseburgers. – Garth Brooks

21724. Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he’s liked listening to my records since he was a kid! – Garth Brooks

21725. I’d like to think a baseball picture is somewhere in my future. – Garth Brooks

21726. A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21727. We are each other’s magnitude and bond. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21728. Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21729. Poetry is life distilled. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21730. Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop? – Gwendolyn Brooks

21731. I’ve always thought of myself as a reporter. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21732. I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21733. I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21734. First fight. Then fiddle. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21735. Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21736. Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21737. What I’m fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project. – Gwendolyn Brooks

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21738. When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21739. When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21740. Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else. – Gwendolyn Brooks

21741. You’re playing worse and worse every day and right now you’re playing like it’s next month. – Herb Brooks

21742. You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country. – Herb Brooks

21743. You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams. – Herb Brooks

21744. We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams. – Herb Brooks

21745. And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done. – Herb Brooks

21746. If I’d have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment. – Herb Brooks

21747. I’m a dreamer. – Herb Brooks

21748. Great moments are born from great oppurtunities. – Herb Brooks

21749. This is your moment. You’re meant to be here. – Herb Brooks

21750. Maybe I’m sort of like the players – there’s still a lot of little boy in me. – Herb Brooks

21751. Everything goes in cycles, to a degree. – Herb Brooks

21752. What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it. – James L. Brooks

21753. You become so obsessed, and that’s not a bad thing for a movie. Serve it with that sense that it’s the whole world. – James L. Brooks

21754. Tone is up for grabs in what we do – what’s the tone of the scene. – James L. Brooks

21755. Things get very distorted when you do a movie, weirdly so. – James L. Brooks

21756. Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy. – James L. Brooks

21757. Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they have this great appreciation for, Holy mackerel, we’re making a movie! – James L. Brooks

21758. I’ve done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens. – James L. Brooks

21759. I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny. – James L. Brooks

21760. I took some time out for life. – James L. Brooks

21761. I think you have a pact with an audience in every picture, and I think the pact is to try and be truthful and to be real. – James L. Brooks

21762. I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you’re chasing along with romantic comedy. – James L. Brooks

21763. A lot of things just aren’t true any more. – James L. Brooks

21764. I have a lot of nightmares. – James L. Brooks

21765. I had a marketing idea that everybody hated, decency is sexy. – James L. Brooks

21766. Great things that can happen when you’re doing a movie. – James L. Brooks

21767. I’m big on research. – James L. Brooks

21768. The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. – Louise Brooks

21769. Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead. – Louise Brooks

21770. There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star. – Louise Brooks

21771. Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren’t much smarter. – Louise Brooks

21772. In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance. – Louise Brooks

21773. I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away. – Louise Brooks

21774. I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife. – Louise Brooks

21775. We want to get people laughing; we don’t want to offend anybody. – Mel Brooks

21776. We rest our case on the production numbers. – Mel Brooks

21777. Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. – Mel Brooks

21778. Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. – Mel Brooks

21779. These men both publicly and privately have done so much for me. Without Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick I would be living in a little motel just around the corner here, trying to make ends meet. – Mel Brooks

21780. Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance. – Mel Brooks

21781. Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive. – Mel Brooks

21782. Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. – Mel Brooks

21783. If you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively. – Mel Brooks

21784. You’re always a little disappointing in person because you can’t be the edited essence of yourself. – Mel Brooks

21785. If presidents can’t do it to their wives, they do it to their country. – Mel Brooks

21786. If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. – Mel Brooks

21787. I only direct in self-defense. – Mel Brooks

21788. I don’t believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front. – Mel Brooks

21789. Humor is just another defense against the universe. – Mel Brooks

21790. Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love. – Mel Brooks

21791. Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said. – Mel Brooks

21792. As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes. – Mel Brooks

21793. Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. – Mel Brooks

21794. He who hesitates is poor. – Mel Brooks

21795. If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none. – Mel Brooks

21796. I obsess too much. – Meredith Brooks

21797. My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me. – Meredith Brooks

21798. I believe you can remember the future as much as the past. – Meredith Brooks

21799. A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward. – Phillips Brooks

21800. As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it… you cannot do everything. – Phillips Brooks

21801. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. – Phillips Brooks

21802. Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s Paradise. – Phillips Brooks

21803. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. – Phillips Brooks

21804. Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. – Phillips Brooks

21805. Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. – Phillips Brooks

21806. Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. – Phillips Brooks

21807. Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. – Phillips Brooks

21808. A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. – Phillips Brooks

21809. Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues. – Phillips Brooks

21810. Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! – Phillips Brooks

21811. Christianity helps us face the music even when we don’t like the tune. – Phillips Brooks

21812. No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind. – Phillips Brooks

21813. No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. – Phillips Brooks

21814. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end. – Phillips Brooks

21815. Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity. – Phillips Brooks

21816. It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. – Phillips Brooks

21817. It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men. – Phillips Brooks

21818. I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back. – Phillips Brooks

21819. Happiness is the natural flower of duty. – Phillips Brooks

21820. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks. – Phillips Brooks

21821. No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind. – Phillips Brooks

21822. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do. – Phillips Brooks

21823. Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it. – Phillips Brooks

21824. The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where the feet of the Holiest trod, This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed. – Phillips Brooks

21825. The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. – Phillips Brooks

21826. The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is. – Phillips Brooks

21827. The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden. – Phillips Brooks

21828. To say, ‘well done’ to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. – Phillips Brooks

21829. The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung. – Phillips Brooks

21830. Whatever insults my State insults me. – Preston Brooks

21831. If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power. – Preston Brooks

21832. I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account. – Preston Brooks

21833. But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers. – Preston Brooks

21834. But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here. – Preston Brooks

21835. They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them. – Preston Brooks

21836. The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel. – Scott Brooks

21837. Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own. – Terry Brooks

21838. What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly. – Terry Brooks

21839. I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world. – Terry Brooks

21840. In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives. – Terry Brooks

21841. My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the European adventure story writers – Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, to name a few. – Terry Brooks

21842. My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago. – Terry Brooks

21843. On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind – to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up. – Terry Brooks

21844. Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level. – Terry Brooks

21845. We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making. – Terry Brooks

21846. Well, I think that as a country, we’ve drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination. – Terry Brooks

21847. I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you. – Terry Brooks

21848. I have learned to do more with less, so you don’t see the big books anymore. – Terry Brooks

21849. When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment. – Terry Brooks

21850. We forget that what matters begins with the imagination. – Terry Brooks

21851. Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon. – Terry Brooks

21852. I might add that you change as a person as you grow older, so you change as a writer, too. – Terry Brooks

21853. After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once. – Terry Brooks

21854. A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore. – Terry Brooks

21855. Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list. – Terry Brooks

21856. Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones. – Terry Brooks

21857. For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time. – Terry Brooks

21858. Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost. – Terry Brooks

21859. I didn’t want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn’t see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable. – Terry Brooks

21860. I haven’t made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books. – Terry Brooks

21861. I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out. – Terry Brooks

21862. I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood. – Terry Brooks

21863. Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. – Terry Brooks

21864. Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter. – Thomas Brooks

21865. Truth is mighty and will prevail. – Thomas Brooks

21866. The best way to do ourselves good is to be doing good to others; the best way to gather is to scatter. – Thomas Brooks

21867. He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping. – Thomas Brooks

21868. God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf. – Thomas Brooks

21869. For great is truth, and shall prevail. – Thomas Brooks

21870. A man’s most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions. – Thomas Brooks

21871. Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father’s house. – Thomas Brooks

21872. Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means. – Van Wyck Brooks

21873. There is no stopping the world’s tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few. – Van Wyck Brooks

21874. The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me… by newspapers and the Bible. – Van Wyck Brooks

21875. The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses. – Van Wyck Brooks

21876. People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding. – Van Wyck Brooks

21877. Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere. – Van Wyck Brooks

21878. It is not that the French are not profound, but they all express themselves so well that we are led to take their geese for swans. – Van Wyck Brooks

21879. If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset? – Van Wyck Brooks

21880. Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright. – Van Wyck Brooks

21881. The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man. – Van Wyck Brooks

21882. No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead. – Van Wyck Brooks

21883. Systematically identity top designers as early as possible. The best are often not the most experienced. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

21884. Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

21885. How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

21886. There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

21887. The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

21888. What loss feels he that wots not what he loses? – William Broome

21889. I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing ’em. – Big Bill Broonzy

21890. Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. – Big Bill Broonzy

21891. I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals. – Brigid Brophy

21892. There’s too many people in seats of power who just haven’t got a clue what they’re doing. They’re bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies. – Pierce Brosnan

21893. When people don’t believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. – Pierce Brosnan

21894. We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It’s too terrible to imagine. – Pierce Brosnan

21895. It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you’d have these stupid one-liners – which I loathed – and I always felt phony doing them. – Pierce Brosnan

21896. This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don’t know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful. – Pierce Brosnan

21897. That’s it. I’ve said all I’ve got to say on the world of James Bond. – Pierce Brosnan

21898. My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split. – Pierce Brosnan

21899. I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting. – Pierce Brosnan

21900. I don’t see myself as the Hunk of the Month. – Pierce Brosnan

21901. For me, acting is doing. – Pierce Brosnan

21902. Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time. – Pierce Brosnan

21903. Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely. – Pierce Brosnan

21904. Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it. – Pierce Brosnan

21905. There is such a thing as bad publicity. – Joyce Brothers

21906. The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have. – Joyce Brothers

21907. The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. – Joyce Brothers

21908. The best proof of love is trust. – Joyce Brothers

21909. Virginity is such a personal thing. You can’t judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they’ll love forever. – Joyce Brothers

21910. Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. – Joyce Brothers

21911. No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along. – Joyce Brothers

21912. Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life. – Joyce Brothers

21913. Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. – Joyce Brothers

21914. As a celebrity, you get a certain number of free passes. You’re actually in a better position if you’re a celebrity because people care. – Joyce Brothers

21915. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. – Joyce Brothers

21916. Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift… The hangover comes the day after. – Joyce Brothers

21917. For men to be virgins, we think it’s negative. We think that there’s something wrong with them. – Joyce Brothers

21918. I don’t give advice. I can’t tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions. – Joyce Brothers

21919. If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth. – Joyce Brothers

21920. Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. – Joyce Brothers

21921. Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable. – Joyce Brothers

21922. Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. – Joyce Brothers

21923. He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary, and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters floats our commerce to the nations of the world; while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together. – John Brough

21924. You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else, for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free confederacy side by side upon this continent. – John Brough

21925. True delicacy is not a fragile thing. – James Broughton

21926. Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open. – James Broughton

21927. Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema. – James Broughton

21928. Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness. – James Broughton

21929. In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets. – James Broughton

21930. Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers. – James Broughton

21931. For me, prose walks, poetry dances. – James Broughton

21932. My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls. – James Broughton

21933. If you don’t fill your days with love, you are wasting your life. – James Broughton

21934. The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy. – James Broughton

21935. The only limits are, as always, those of vision. – James Broughton

21936. The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric. – James Broughton

21937. The American public does not know poets exist. – James Broughton

21938. Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite. – James Broughton

21939. Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is. – James Broughton

21940. For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic. – James Broughton

21941. My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images. – James Broughton

21942. My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one’s life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it. – James Broughton

21943. Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors. – James Broughton

21944. Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies – as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater. – James Broughton

21945. I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made. – James Broughton

21946. I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic. – James Broughton

21947. A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living. – James Broughton

21948. Acclaim is a distraction. – James Broughton

21949. Adversity is a stimulus. – James Broughton

21950. Amazement awaits us at every corner. – James Broughton

21951. And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts. – James Broughton

21952. I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public. – James Broughton

21953. Consciousness is the glory of creation. – James Broughton

21954. If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop. – James Broughton

21955. Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing. – James Broughton

21956. Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now. – James Broughton

21957. I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside. – James Broughton

21958. Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be. – James Broughton

21959. I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion. – James Broughton

21960. I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action. – James Broughton

21961. I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless. – James Broughton

21962. Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect. – James Broughton

21963. Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God. – Heywood Broun

21964. A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel. – Heywood Broun

21965. Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all. – Heywood Broun

21966. Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground. – Heywood Broun

21967. I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream. – Heywood Broun

21968. Sports do not build character. They reveal it. – Heywood Broun

21969. The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts. – Heywood Broun

21970. The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don’t read. – Heywood Broun

21971. The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda. – Heywood Broun

21972. The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. – Heywood Broun

21973. Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other. – Heywood Broun

21974. I’m very disappointed with the McCain campaign. In my opinion, it was inept. – Paul Broun

21975. When Barack Obama is right, then I’ll support him. When he is wrong, I’ll fight him. – Paul Broun

21976. In my opinion, we’ve elected a Marxist [Barack Obama] to be president of the United States. – Paul Broun

21977. The stage of the development of the productive forces determines the political and ideological superstructure of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization. – Earl Browder

21978. I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung. – Earl Browder

21979. I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence. – Earl Browder

21980. But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party. – Earl Browder

21981. Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces. – Earl Browder

21982. What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest. – Earl Browder

21983. Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as the necessary outcome of all previous history made possible and necessary only by that previous history. – Earl Browder

21984. Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy. – Earl Browder

21985. Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale. – Earl Browder

21986. The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production. – Earl Browder

21987. This radical transformation of world power relationships reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and the USSR the growth of the productive forces. – Earl Browder

21988. The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform. – Earl Browder

21989. I don’t think we have very good records about what they were thinking except, as I pointed out earlier today, that they did invent our political system. – David R. Brower

21990. All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors. – David R. Brower

21991. A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one. – David R. Brower

21992. It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it. – David R. Brower

21993. It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it. – David R. Brower

21994. Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste? – David R. Brower

21995. I will say this, – though: If it is true that fusion will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands, then I’m worried. Our record on this score is extremely poor. – David R. Brower

21996. Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It’s supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it’s in the Pacific Ocean instead. – David R. Brower

21997. I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in ’52, walked the plank there in ’69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that. – David R. Brower

21998. Perhaps we’ll realize that each of us has not one vote but ten thousand or a million. – David R. Brower

21999. I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we’re drastically cutting our energy consumption, we’re actually raising our standard of living. – David R. Brower

22000. I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present. – David R. Brower

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