180000 famous quotes part 26 – 25001 to 26000

This is part 26 of collection of 180000 famous quotes. You can find list of all 180 parts here.

180000 famous quotes part 26 – 25001 to 26000

25001. With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I’m fully prepared to be challenged legally on it. – Augusten Burroughs

25002. I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers. I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month. I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot, and in weird places. It’s always flattering, and it’s always odd. It’s always at the worst possible time. – Augusten Burroughs

25003. I’m always prepared for the worst. I was prepared to have the book come out, sell seven copies, and have to keep working in advertising, so it was just great that it was received so well and by such a huge audience. – Augusten Burroughs

25004. I’m like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist. I’m very conservative and boring in a lot of ways. – Augusten Burroughs

25005. I’ve just finished my next collection, Possible Side Effects, and I’m now working on a collection of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father. – Augusten Burroughs

25006. Marriage is overdone. As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting. – Augusten Burroughs

25007. My only ritual is to just sit down and write, write every day. – Augusten Burroughs

25008. My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse – my mother would beat up my father, basically – and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective. – Augusten Burroughs

25009. Once I decided to write, to be published, I knew it would happen. – Augusten Burroughs

25010. The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It’s not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. – Augusten Burroughs

25011. When people meet me, many times they’re very surprised because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City, and I’m not. – Augusten Burroughs

25012. I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn’t have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams. – Augusten Burroughs

25013. As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that’s just not what happened. – Augusten Burroughs

25014. And I tend to listen to NPR when I’m not writing. – Augusten Burroughs

25015. Before I’m a writer, I’m definitely a reader and when I read memoir, I really want it to be true. – Augusten Burroughs

25016. I write to escape; to escape poverty. – Edgar Rice Burroughs

25017. A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. – John Burroughs

25018. Leap, and the net will appear. – John Burroughs

25019. Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion. – John Burroughs

25020. It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. – John Burroughs

25021. If you think you can do it, you can. – John Burroughs

25022. If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go. – John Burroughs

25023. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. – John Burroughs

25024. Life is a struggle, but not a warfare. – John Burroughs

25025. A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. – John Burroughs

25026. Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years. – John Burroughs

25027. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. – John Burroughs

25028. For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. – John Burroughs

25029. How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. – John Burroughs

25030. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs

25031. I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy. – John Burroughs

25032. A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs

25033. The secret of happiness is something to do. – John Burroughs

25034. To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another. – John Burroughs

25035. To me – old age is always ten years older than I am. – John Burroughs

25036. To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. – John Burroughs

25037. There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. – John Burroughs

25038. Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. – John Burroughs

25039. The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. – John Burroughs

25040. I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral. – John Burroughs

25041. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. – John Burroughs

25042. The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. – John Burroughs

25043. Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That’s Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that. – John Burroughs

25044. Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all. – John Burroughs

25045. Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man. – John Burroughs

25046. One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then. – John Burroughs

25047. The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it. – John Burroughs

25048. Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him. – William Burroughs

25049. Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning. – William Burroughs

25050. This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games. – William Burroughs

25051. In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality. – William S. Burroughs

25052. In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. – William S. Burroughs

25053. Junk is the ideal product… the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy. – William S. Burroughs

25054. Language is a virus from outer space. – William S. Burroughs

25055. The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits. – William S. Burroughs

25056. Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. – William S. Burroughs

25057. I am getting so far out one day I won’t come back at all. – William S. Burroughs

25058. Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. – William S. Burroughs

25059. Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside. – William S. Burroughs

25060. Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. – William S. Burroughs

25061. Nothing is true, everything is permitted. – William S. Burroughs

25062. Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror. – William S. Burroughs

25063. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. – William S. Burroughs

25064. Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. – William S. Burroughs

25065. Smash the control images. Smash the control machine. – William S. Burroughs

25066. Sometimes paranoia’s just having all the facts. – William S. Burroughs

25067. The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. – William S. Burroughs

25068. The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing. – William S. Burroughs

25069. The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do. – William S. Burroughs

25070. There couldn’t be a society of people who didn’t dream. They’d be dead in two weeks. – William S. Burroughs

25071. Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm? – William S. Burroughs

25072. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. – William S. Burroughs

25073. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative. – William S. Burroughs

25074. Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. – William S. Burroughs

25075. The face of evil is always the face of total need. – William S. Burroughs

25076. Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means. – William S. Burroughs

25077. A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering. – William S. Burroughs

25078. A functioning police state needs no police. – William S. Burroughs

25079. A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on. – William S. Burroughs

25080. Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo – and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way. – William S. Burroughs

25081. After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.’ – William S. Burroughs

25082. Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. – William S. Burroughs

25083. Be just and if you can’t be just, be arbitrary. – William S. Burroughs

25084. Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective. – William S. Burroughs

25085. Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. – William S. Burroughs

25086. Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage. – William S. Burroughs

25087. Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war. – William S. Burroughs

25088. How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity. – William S. Burroughs

25089. After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. – William S. Burroughs

25090. I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me. – Saffron Burrows

25091. Location work has its charms, and can seem glamorous on the outside, but I think living at home and having the stability of a home life once you’ve finished work is very underrated! – Saffron Burrows

25092. I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model. – Saffron Burrows

25093. It’s always a help when you have worked with someone as you’ve got to know them a bit already. – Saffron Burrows

25094. I like working on stage because there’s something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they’re with you. – Saffron Burrows

25095. He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I’ve never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. – Saffron Burrows

25096. What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes. – Saffron Burrows

25097. My parents were political, so it’s definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it’s in your bloodstream, it’s always there. I love it. – Saffron Burrows

25098. Once you get into your stride, the camera becomes like another person in the room. It’s like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centimetres away from you. – Saffron Burrows

25099. Well my taste wasn’t very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave. – Ellen Burstyn

25100. What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. – Ellen Burstyn

25101. They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed. – Ellen Burstyn

25102. I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I’ve always wanted to do that. Now I’m thinking, ‘Maybe there’s a story in Joan of Arc’s mother!’ If I don’t hurry up, her grandmother! – Ellen Burstyn

25103. It’s been awhile. My Oscar is getting kind of tarnished. I looked at it a couple of years ago and thought I really needed a new one. – Ellen Burstyn

25104. I couldn’t kill a chicken, I couldn’t kill a cow – I was a vegetarian too at that time – so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn’t kill this and I couldn’t kill that. – Ellen Burstyn

25105. I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it. – Ellen Burstyn

25106. I do like to work with young directors because it’s such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt. – Ellen Burstyn

25107. I sketched out a rough story for them and the director said, well it’s a good story but we have the go-ahead from Universal to make this script and did I want to do it. I said no, and they left. – Ellen Burstyn

25108. I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech patterns and outlook on life – and how narrow that is. – Ellen Burstyn

25109. I think that the change began… I made a film a few years ago called The Spitfire Grill, and that didn’t make much money either, but it was a good film and an independent film. – Ellen Burstyn

25110. I wanted to work on this central problem of killing. How you go about killing. Now, in the film I had to kill my children – well, I didn’t want to get that far. – Ellen Burstyn

25111. I’ve lived most of my life in Manhattan, but as close as Brooklyn is to Manhattan, there are people who live there who have been to Manhattan maybe once or twice. – Ellen Burstyn

25112. To me, it’s a very moral film. If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it. – Ellen Burstyn

25113. It’s about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality. – Ellen Burstyn

25114. Nobody would want to leave that film to go get high. – Ellen Burstyn

25115. She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings. – Ellen Burstyn

25116. She loses 50 pounds in the film, and goes from fairly sane to totally out of her mind. So for the first part of the film I was wearing a 40 pound fat suit, which is very, very uncomfortable. But the worst part was the neck. – Ellen Burstyn

25117. So I was at the Actor’s Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, ‘Well, I could kill that chair!’ – Ellen Burstyn

25118. The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time. – Ellen Burstyn

25119. Their life is about getting enough money to put food on the table to feed their children, and that’s it. – Ellen Burstyn

25120. Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, ‘Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?’ – Ellen Burstyn

25121. It’s a sin to have your films not to make money. – Ellen Burstyn

25122. I think you know what you’re up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions – you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom. – Amanda Burton

25123. I like to think I’m a listener, and I’m fascinated by observing people – I suppose you just lock that in. – Amanda Burton

25124. I always start from scratch with a character – they’re never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I’m a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people. – Amanda Burton

25125. Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child. – Amanda Burton

25126. Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do. – Cliff Burton

25127. Personally, I would say the ‘master’ of this whole thing is fate… Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it’s up to them to avoid being used. – Cliff Burton

25128. Control your life through insanity. – Cliff Burton

25129. To live is to die. – Cliff Burton

25130. You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored. – Cliff Burton

25131. Why should we change onstage? We’re not trying to be something big and fancy, it’s just us, doing what we do, we’d like to keep it that way. – Cliff Burton

25132. We do what we want. We don’t care what anyone else thinks. – Cliff Burton

25133. How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams? – Dan Burton

25134. We’ve got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy’s acting like he’s king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him! – Dan Burton

25135. Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape. – Gary Burton

25136. I felt like I was a teacher. But nowadays, I am as much a student of his. He writes a lot of what we play. – Gary Burton

25137. I’ve made more than 50 records with a wide range of music. I’ve often veered to check something out. – Gary Burton

25138. It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough. – Gary Burton

25139. It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, ‘Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?’ It keeps you reaching. – Gary Burton

25140. The dove act? I’m still working on it. I don’t think it’s perfect yet. I got my first pair of doves when I was 14 years old. That was the beginning of the formation of that act. So it’s been 24 years now that I’ve been working on it. – Lance Burton

25141. We didn’t have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic. – Lance Burton

25142. That’s sort of like asking a parent who their favorite child is. It’s very hard to determine. Sometimes I’ll get feedback from somebody who liked this part of the show. Others like another part of the show. – Lance Burton

25143. I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers. – Lance Burton

25144. Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience. – Lance Burton

25145. When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic. – Lance Burton

25146. All literature is political. – LeVar Burton

25147. I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences. – LeVar Burton

25148. There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions. – LeVar Burton

25149. An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman. – Richard Burton

25150. The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. – Richard Burton

25151. When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk. – Richard Burton

25152. Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race. – Richard Burton

25153. You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice. – Richard Burton

25154. This diamond has so many carats it’s almost a turnip. – Richard Burton

25155. They lard their lean books with the fat of others work. – Richard Burton

25156. The Welsh are all actors. It’s only the bad ones who become professional. – Richard Burton

25157. Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. – Richard Burton

25158. Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know. – Richard Burton

25159. If you’re going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it. – Richard Burton

25160. I’ve done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning. – Richard Burton

25161. I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out. – Richard Burton

25162. False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. – Richard Burton

25163. A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. – Richard Burton

25164. How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man’s life, religiously preserve the merest trifles. – Richard Burton

25165. Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest. – Richard Francis Burton

25166. Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst. I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us. – Richard Francis Burton

25167. I was surrounded at the time by about a dozen of the enemy, whose clubs rattled upon me without mercy, and the strokes of my sabre were rendered uncertain by the energetic pushes of an attendant who thus hoped to save me. – Richard Francis Burton

25168. One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another. – Richard Francis Burton

25169. Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. – Richard Francis Burton

25170. Wherever we halted we were surrounded by wandering troops of Bedouins. – Richard Francis Burton

25171. Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. – Robert Burton

25172. Worldly wealth is the Devil’s bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. – Robert Burton

25173. What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love’s the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning. – Robert Burton

25174. We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars. – Robert Burton

25175. To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun. – Robert Burton

25176. One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague. – Robert Burton

25177. No rule is so general, which admits not some exception. – Robert Burton

25178. No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread. – Robert Burton

25179. Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. – Robert Burton

25180. A good conscience is a continual feast. – Robert Burton

25181. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. – Robert Burton

25182. A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself. – Robert Burton

25183. Idleness is an appendix to nobility. – Robert Burton

25184. A quiet mind cureth all. – Robert Burton

25185. Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes’ bastards. – Robert Burton

25186. Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long. – Robert Burton

25187. Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. – Robert Burton

25188. A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. – Robert Burton

25189. But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency. – Ron D. Burton

25190. In the business world and the volunteer world, each job has certain requirements that must be met in order for that job to be done properly and for that organization to survive and prosper. – Ron D. Burton

25191. Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs. – Ron D. Burton

25192. We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas. – Ron D. Burton

25193. While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action. – Ron D. Burton

25194. I was on Days Of Our Lives for about three months. – Steve Burton

25195. I’m not really a morning person. – Steve Burton

25196. So we were doing this scene, and the kids get 20 minutes a day, um, so, all I had to do was pick him up out of the incubator and take him out, and that was the whole shot. – Steve Burton

25197. We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed and approved over-the-counter option that can help people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet. – Steve Burton

25198. Actually, I get a little say in what my character would or wouldn’t do. – Steve Burton

25199. I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all. – Steve Burton

25200. Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me. – Tim Burton

25201. One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality. – Tim Burton

25202. Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who’s very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real. – Tim Burton

25203. If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy. – Tim Burton

25204. I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words. – Tim Burton

25205. I don’t know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank, but I never saw what would be considered A movies. – Tim Burton

25206. I am not a dark person and I don’t consider myself dark. – Tim Burton

25207. People told me I couldn’t kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice. – Tim Burton

25208. The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive. – Carter Burwell

25209. Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music. – Carter Burwell

25210. I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities. – Carter Burwell

25211. I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director’s enjoying it too. – Carter Burwell

25212. I think I’ve only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy. – Carter Burwell

25213. I’m one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps. – Carter Burwell

25214. I think being a little nuts is helpful. – Carter Burwell

25215. If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step in, I’d be willing to. But I’d do brain surgery the same way. I’m always up for something new. – Carter Burwell

25216. John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then. – Carter Burwell

25217. John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks. – Carter Burwell

25218. Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk about the same subject matter. – Carter Burwell

25219. Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation. – Carter Burwell

25220. Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films. – Carter Burwell

25221. New Yorkers may think they’re on some cutting edge, but that’s not especially true. It is, however, the most exciting heterogeneous mess of a town I’ve ever seen. – Carter Burwell

25222. Performing written music, even when I’ve written it, is not very interesting to me. – Carter Burwell

25223. The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It’s constantly stimulating, it’s like a slap in the face. – Carter Burwell

25224. There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen. – Carter Burwell

25225. I prefer a life in which we don’t take ourselves too seriously. – Carter Burwell

25226. A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand. I don’t think I have ever been carefree and can’t see the pleasure of it. – Carter Burwell

25227. On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can’t be more like it is one of the reasons it’s admirable. – Carter Burwell

25228. How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to me. – Carter Burwell

25229. In mainstream romantic comedies, I’m usually tearing my hair out. It’s just a devastatingly difficult genre for me. – Carter Burwell

25230. All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated. – Carter Burwell

25231. When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy. – Carter Burwell

25232. Big Sur is at the end of the continent. It attracts really crazy people. – Carter Burwell

25233. Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living. – Carter Burwell

25234. Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors. – Carter Burwell

25235. Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium. – Carter Burwell

25236. Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help. – Carter Burwell

25237. Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste. – Carter Burwell

25238. Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique. – Carter Burwell

25239. I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World, rather than resolutely forwards. – Carter Burwell

25240. I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn’t want that if I were in the audience. – Carter Burwell

25241. I don’t find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me. – Carter Burwell

25242. I don’t generally find myself listening to the music of a film unless there’s something awfully wrong with it. – Carter Burwell

25243. I don’t personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark. – Carter Burwell

25244. I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them, like most people. And quit, like most people. – Carter Burwell

25245. I have always loved Scottish music – all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music. – Carter Burwell

25246. I just love the sheer mess of New York. – Carter Burwell

25247. I like business and personal life to be distinct. – Carter Burwell

25248. Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be doing Coen films. – Carter Burwell

25249. If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun. – Carter Burwell

25250. This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans. – Francine Busby

25251. Like you, I’m fed up with business as usual in Washington. Send me to Congress, and I won’t tweak our broken system. I’ll shut it down. – Francine Busby

25252. It’s the No.1 issue with people I talk to, whether Republican, Democrat or independent. They want to see the way business is done in Washington change. – Francine Busby

25253. I was outraged to learn that the president wanted to outsource operations at some American ports to the United Arab Emirates. – Francine Busby

25254. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia

25255. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. – Leo Buscaglia

25256. Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. – Leo Buscaglia

25257. The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. – Leo Buscaglia

25258. The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. – Leo Buscaglia

25259. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia

You may also like  Best 100 Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Courage, Justice, Peace, War, Faith

25260. We all need each other. – Leo Buscaglia

25261. We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves. – Leo Buscaglia

25262. Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. – Leo Buscaglia

25263. What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. – Leo Buscaglia

25264. Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia

25265. Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia

25266. Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. – Leo Buscaglia

25267. What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. – Leo Buscaglia

25268. Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. – Leo Buscaglia

25269. Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. – Leo Buscaglia

25270. Change is the end result of all true learning. – Leo Buscaglia

25271. A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia

25272. Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love. – Leo Buscaglia

25273. I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it. – Leo Buscaglia

25274. I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. – Leo Buscaglia

25275. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. – Leo Buscaglia

25276. I’ve always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way. – Leo Buscaglia

25277. Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie’s man’s only promise. – Leo Buscaglia

25278. If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. – Leo Buscaglia

25279. It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – Leo Buscaglia

25280. Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. – Leo Buscaglia

25281. If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. – Leo Buscaglia

25282. It doesn’t matter so much where the material comes from, as long as it’s good. – Steve Buscemi

25283. It doesn’t matter what part I play, I try and commit myself 100 percent. – Steve Buscemi

25284. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started acting. – Steve Buscemi

25285. My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like a dig. – Steve Buscemi

25286. My real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre. – Steve Buscemi

25287. The director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell. He gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor. – Steve Buscemi

25288. The first movie I had a featured role in was Parting Glances. – Steve Buscemi

25289. What was frustrating about Armageddon was the time I spent not doing anything. It was a big special effects film, and I wasn’t crazy about pretending I was in outer space. It feels ridiculous. – Steve Buscemi

25290. They’re not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping. – Steve Buscemi

25291. With Animal Factory you’d think that because it’s mostly interiors, you could shoot it anywhere. So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system. – Steve Buscemi

25292. Trees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it’s a masterpiece. – Steve Buscemi

25293. When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control. – Steve Buscemi

25294. In the beginning, it wasn’t even a question of deciding I’m going to do independent film and not commercial films – I wasn’t being offered any commercial films, and there wasn’t an independent scene. – Steve Buscemi

25295. I’m terrible at story and structure, but I’m not so bad at writing dialogue. – Steve Buscemi

25296. The trend now is to shoot in Canada because it’s cheaper, and they don’t care what the location is. – Steve Buscemi

25297. I don’t tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don’t fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way. – Steve Buscemi

25298. All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want. They listen to ideas and make people feel like everyone is making the film. – Steve Buscemi

25299. Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters. – Steve Buscemi

25300. Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me. – Steve Buscemi

25301. Communication is the key, and it’s one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors. – Steve Buscemi

25302. Directing television is really hard – it’s so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days. – Steve Buscemi

25303. I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin. – Steve Buscemi

25304. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do movies. That was for serious actors. – Steve Buscemi

25305. My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom. – Steve Buscemi

25306. I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires. – Steve Buscemi

25307. I talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don’t know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York. – Steve Buscemi

25308. I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn’t one of them. In the end, I couldn’t figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it. – Steve Buscemi

25309. I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years. – Steve Buscemi

25310. I usually get freaked out if I’m in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once. – Steve Buscemi

25311. It doesn’t matter to me what the genre is. – Steve Buscemi

25312. I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing. – Steve Buscemi

25313. I didn’t really like the aloneness of doing stand-up. – Steve Buscemi

25314. Becoming a father isn’t difficult, but it’s very difficult to be a father. – Wilhelm Busch

25315. Have a mind that’s open to everything, get attached to nothing. – Gary Busey

25316. I’ve been told by doctors and surgeons that I have the energy of ten men who have normal jobs. – Gary Busey

25317. My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids’ parties. – Gary Busey

25318. There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor. – Gary Busey

25319. Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives. – Gary Busey

25320. In almost every survey of consumers, they say they don’t mind spending money. What they hate is the shopping experience. – Alan Bush

25321. Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. – Barbara Bush

25322. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. – Barbara Bush

25323. My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George? – Barbara Bush

25324. It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it’s a family thing, and I guess it’s clean. – Barbara Bush

25325. It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that’s how I kept track of what was going on. – Barbara Bush

25326. If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities. – Barbara Bush

25327. I’m not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don’t think I’m competitive, just nice. – Barbara Bush

25328. I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. – Barbara Bush

25329. I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time. – Barbara Bush

25330. Believe in something larger than yourself… get involved in the big ideas of your time. – Barbara Bush

25331. The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you’re not going to change each other’s minds. It’s a waste of your time and my time. – Barbara Bush

25332. Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that. – Barbara Bush

25333. And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well! – Barbara Bush

25334. Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family. – Barbara Bush

25335. I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up. – Barbara Bush

25336. You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities. – Barbara Bush

25337. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. – Barbara Bush

25338. The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society’s dream, her own personal dream. – Barbara Bush

25339. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. – Barbara Bush

25340. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. – Barbara Bush

25341. You have to love your children unselfishly. That’s hard. But it’s the only way. – Barbara Bush

25342. One thing I can say about George… he may not be able to keep a job, but he’s not boring. – Barbara Bush

25343. You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord. – Barbara Bush

25344. Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well! – Barbara Bush

25345. You don’t just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities. – Barbara Bush

25346. Steadman! Any guy that’s got Oprah as a girlfriend, I mean that’s a good dude. I want to talk to him. – Billy Bush

25347. I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico. We dated for three years back and forth. Then, after three years, he proposed to me. – Columba Bush

25348. I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well. – Columba Bush

25349. My children are the most important thing in my life. – Columba Bush

25350. America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. – George H. W. Bush

25351. I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them. – George H. W. Bush

25352. It’s a very good question, very direct, and I’m not going to answer it. – George H. W. Bush

25353. Gulf Lesson One is the value of airpower. – George H. W. Bush

25354. I am not one who – who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around. – George H. W. Bush

25355. I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war. – George H. W. Bush

25356. I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli. – George H. W. Bush

25357. I think I’d be a better president because I was in combat. – George H. W. Bush

25358. I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most. – George H. W. Bush

25359. I’m going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you’re not going to believe it. – George H. W. Bush

25360. But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues. – George H. W. Bush

25361. It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another. – George H. W. Bush

25362. Please don’t ask me to do that which I’ve just said I’m not going to do, because you’re burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering. – George H. W. Bush

25363. Read my lips: no new taxes. – George H. W. Bush

25364. We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. – George H. W. Bush

25365. We are not the sum of our possessions. – George H. W. Bush

25366. We don’t want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America. – George H. W. Bush

25367. What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy? – George H. W. Bush

25368. You cannot be President of the United States if you don’t have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff. – George H. W. Bush

25369. I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it. – George H. W. Bush

25370. One of my proudest moments is I didn’t sell my soul for the sake of popularity. – George W. Bush

25371. Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror. – George W. Bush

25372. Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called “walking.” – George W. Bush

25373. So, I’m lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, ‘Free at last,’ and she says ‘You’re free all right, you’re free to do the dishes.’ So I say, ‘You’re talking to the former president, baby,’ and she said, ‘consider this your new domestic policy agenda.’ – George W. Bush

25374. So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you’re dealt? – George W. Bush

25375. Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue. – George W. Bush

25376. Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction. – George W. Bush

25377. People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I’ll give you an example; I don’t read what’s handed to me. People say, ‘Here, here’s your speech, or here’s an idea for a speech.’ They’re changed. Trust me. – George W. Bush

25378. People forget… that we structured it so that the government, or the people, would be repaid with a really good rate of return. And as it turns out, that aspect of TARP, that’s what happened. – George W. Bush

25379. Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage. – George W. Bush

25380. On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America. – George W. Bush

25381. Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough. – George W. Bush

25382. States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. – George W. Bush

25383. The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States – and war is what they got. – George W. Bush

25384. Our nation must come together to unite. – George W. Bush

25385. The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test. – George W. Bush

25386. The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative. – George W. Bush

25387. The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom. – George W. Bush

25388. The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger. – George W. Bush

25389. The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free. – George W. Bush

25390. The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it. – George W. Bush

25391. The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell. – George W. Bush

25392. Look, when you’re the president, there’s all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it’s just the nature of the job. – George W. Bush

25393. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. – George W. Bush

25394. Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history – revisionist historians is what I like to call them. – George W. Bush

25395. The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true. – George W. Bush

25396. The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror – and America is honored to be their friend. – George W. Bush

25397. The legislature’s job is to write law. It’s the executive branch’s job to interpret law. – George W. Bush

25398. The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants. – George W. Bush

25399. The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. – George W. Bush

25400. The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march. – George W. Bush

25401. Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people. – George W. Bush

25402. When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive. – George W. Bush

25403. We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray. – George W. Bush

25404. No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do. – George W. Bush

25405. We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own. – George W. Bush

25406. We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. – George W. Bush

25407. We don’t believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. – George W. Bush

25408. When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart. – George W. Bush

25409. We can’t allow the world’s worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world’s worst weapons. – George W. Bush

25410. We’ve climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it’s a valley of peace. – George W. Bush

25411. Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. – George W. Bush

25412. To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States. – George W. Bush

25413. This young century will be liberty’s century. – George W. Bush

25414. This way of life is worth defending. – George W. Bush

25415. This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war. – George W. Bush

25416. There’s no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country. – George W. Bush

25417. The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. – George W. Bush

25418. We cannot let terrorists hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile. – George W. Bush

25419. I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging. – George W. Bush

25420. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them. – George W. Bush

25421. It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it. – George W. Bush

25422. With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got. – George W. Bush

25423. If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign. – George W. Bush

25424. I’m hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. – George W. Bush

25425. It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas. – George W. Bush

25426. I will never relent in defending America – whatever it takes. – George W. Bush

25427. Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver. – George W. Bush

25428. It’s going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue. – George W. Bush

25429. Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. – George W. Bush

25430. You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. – George W. Bush

25431. Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods. – George W. Bush

25432. You can’t put democracy and freedom back into a box. – George W. Bush

25433. You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on. – George W. Bush

25434. I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger. – George W. Bush

25435. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. – George W. Bush

25436. Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. – George W. Bush

25437. America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman. – George W. Bush

25438. Bring them on. – George W. Bush

25439. I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun. – George W. Bush

25440. I think you can judge from somebody’s actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there’s a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve. – George W. Bush

25441. I told you I’m not going to criticize my successor. I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind. – George W. Bush

25442. I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand. – George W. Bush

25443. The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. – George W. Bush

25444. The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war. – George W. Bush

25445. The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength. – George W. Bush

25446. I know it’s going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we’re in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money. – George W. Bush

25447. America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children. – George W. Bush

25448. I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace. – George W. Bush

25449. America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. – George W. Bush

25450. America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. – George W. Bush

25451. America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. – George W. Bush

25452. Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us. – George W. Bush

25453. And the cornerstone of my economic policies, when I first got elected, was cutting taxes on everybody on who paid taxes. – George W. Bush

25454. And what’s interesting, and I don’t think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there. – George W. Bush

25455. Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes. – George W. Bush

25456. A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it. – George W. Bush

25457. After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. – George W. Bush

25458. I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation’s interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation’s interest. – George W. Bush

25459. Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation. – George W. Bush

25460. For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein’s regime is a better and safer place. – George W. Bush

25461. For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible – and no one can now doubt the word of America. – George W. Bush

25462. Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction. – George W. Bush

25463. Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. – George W. Bush

25464. Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States. – George W. Bush

25465. Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are. – George W. Bush

25466. Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure. – George W. Bush

25467. I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way. – George W. Bush

25468. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. – George W. Bush

25469. Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do. – George W. Bush

25470. I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom. – George W. Bush

25471. I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch. – George W. Bush

25472. I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. – George W. Bush

25473. I had to abandon free market principles in order to save the free market system. – George W. Bush

25474. I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together. – George W. Bush

25475. I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn’t think I could read, much less write. – George W. Bush

25476. I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You’re not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I’m going to emerge then submerge. – George W. Bush

25477. I just didn’t want to get out there anymore; I didn’t want to get back into what I call ‘the swamp.’ And the other reason why is I don’t think it’s good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama’s got plenty of critics – and I’m just not gonna be one. – George W. Bush

25478. I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well. – George W. Bush

25479. We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis. – Jeb Bush

25480. But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives. – Jeb Bush

25481. Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts. – Jeb Bush

25482. Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars? – Jeb Bush

25483. Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay. – Jeb Bush

25484. We are stronger because we recognize that government isn’t the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families. – Jeb Bush

25485. People with deep faith and big hearts are concerned, as I am about the circumstance that Ms. Schiavo is in. I want them to know I will do what I can, but there are limits to what any particular person – irrespective of the title they currently hold – can do. – Jeb Bush

25486. If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we’d have a better society. – Jeb Bush

25487. I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism. – Jeb Bush

25488. I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it’s going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up – thanks to your help and a lot of others. – Jeb Bush

25489. I have never wavered from my intention to advance the cause of diversity in new and more effective ways. – Jeb Bush

25490. Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state. – Jeb Bush

25491. Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique. – Jeb Bush

25492. It’s not like he called me up and asked me. They’ve never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I’d regret it if I didn’t do this. – Jenna Bush

25493. I’m just not political. I have opinions, but there’s nothing about the process that has ever interested me. I’m 22, and this is the first interview I’ve ever done in my life. – Jenna Bush

25494. People ask me if I ever see my father and I say yes, because he puts in the effort. He calls all the time to tell us he’s proud of us. – Jenna Bush

25495. It’s not important to me that people understand me. – Kate Bush

25496. What I’ve tended to do is to use my own experiences to get into someone else’s mind, like in Wuthering Heights. – Kate Bush

25497. My first Top of the Pops I didn’t want to do. I was terrified. I’d never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die. – Kate Bush

25498. For the last 12 years, I’ve felt really privileged to be living such a normal life. It’s so a part of who I am. – Kate Bush

25499. But I don’t have a very good track record with royalty. My dress fell off in front of Prince Charles at the Prince’s Trust, so I’m just living up to my reputation. – Kate Bush

25500. Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is. – Kate Bush

25501. For me, having a child is a really great responsibility because you’ve got something there that is depending on you for information and love until a certain age when it goes to school. – Kate Bush

25502. I’ve read a couple of things that I was sort of close to having a nervous breakdown. But I don’t think I was. I was very, very tired. It was a really difficult time. – Kate Bush

You may also like  180000 famous quotes part 94 - 93001 to 94000

25503. I had friends but I was spending a great deal of my time alone and for me that was vital because there’s an awful lot you learn about yourself when you’re alone. – Kate Bush

25504. I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn’t really going out and seeing people. – Kate Bush

25505. I think quotes are very dangerous things. – Kate Bush

25506. If I’m just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I’ll quit working and wait for my husband to get home. – Laura Bush

25507. Any first lady can do whatever they want to do. In this country, people expect them to work on whatever they want or to have a career of their own. – Laura Bush

25508. A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning. – Laura Bush

25509. But you know, it’s not easy when your husband runs for president. I mean, it’s not easy for me. I’m sure it’s not easy for her. There’s a lot of scrutiny on families that isn’t always wanted. – Laura Bush

25510. Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. – Laura Bush

25511. Jenna’s traveled with me; they’ve both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they’ve been old enough in all of their dad’s campaigns to really be involved in. – Laura Bush

25512. But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he’s very perceptive about people, and you know, that’s fine. – Laura Bush

25513. In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That’s what I’m really fortunate to be able to do. – Laura Bush

25514. I’m not the one who was elected. I would never do anything to undermine my husband’s point of view. – Laura Bush

25515. I don’t really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues. – Laura Bush

25516. I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America. – Laura Bush

25517. Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. – Laura Bush

25518. I mean, we are facing so many very, very important issues and those are the issues that you heard talked about last night from the Republican convention, and that you’ll hear my husband talk about. And those are the really important issues facing our country right now. – Laura Bush

25519. I mean, the part you don’t like, I mean, that’s the only part. That’s the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that’s also just a fact of life in politics. – Laura Bush

25520. I mean, it’s fun for us to talk about issues. You know, there’s no one issue we spend a lot of time on probably, because he gets to do that all day with somebody else who’s a lot more expert at issues than I am. – Laura Bush

25521. I like politics. I like traveling in the United States. – Laura Bush

25522. I would never do anything to undermine my husband’s point of view. – Laura Bush

25523. I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too. – Laura Bush

25524. It’s not easy to have the job of president. It’s not easy to run for it. And it’s not a job for the feint of heart. – Laura Bush

25525. I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school. – Laura Bush

25526. I don’t like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I’ve been a big fan of different musicians or actors. – Laura Bush

25527. Politics is a people business. I like people. – Laura Bush

25528. We can overcome evil with greater good. – Laura Bush

25529. Well, we’ve faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we – since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm’s way. – Laura Bush

25530. When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that’s just unbelievable. – Laura Bush

25531. You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right. – Laura Bush

25532. Though my plans at the moment are vague, I can assure you that I’ll never run for the Senate in New York. – Laura Bush

25533. No one likes to be criticized. – Laura Bush

25534. The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone. – Laura Bush

25535. They’re great girls. They’re very funny, they’re very smart, they’re fun to be with. They’re very lively, as I think people can tell. And you know, they’re very confident girls. – Laura Bush

25536. We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that’s been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers. – Laura Bush

25537. Maybe it is the media that has us divided. – Laura Bush

25538. That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you’re like, ‘Why are we at risk? It’s because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.’ You can’t really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight. – Lauren Bush

25539. I mean, I would never want to do anything to hurt my family, but then again I would never want to do anything to hurt myself. And I think they go hand in hand. – Lauren Bush

25540. I think most people realize that Barbara and Jenna are college kids, and to make such a big deal out of it is a bit ridiculous. At least now, the press has stopped. – Lauren Bush

25541. I was eight when he left office. Like, he had an awesome house, you know, and my cousins and I had awesome trips to Camp David and Washington. It was just all like a good time for me. – Lauren Bush

25542. It’s not what my job is about. I’m not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example. – Lauren Bush

25543. My friends and I are collecting prom dresses to give to girls who can’t afford them for their proms. – Lauren Bush

25544. Obviously, I’ve seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I’m not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don’t know. I don’t let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not? – Lauren Bush

25545. We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual. – Prescott Bush

25546. I emphasize… that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business. – Prescott Bush

25547. It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle. – Prescott Bush

25548. I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore. – Sophia Bush

25549. It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage. – Sophia Bush

25550. I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status. – Sophia Bush

25551. Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks. – Sophia Bush

25552. I own four copies of Robin WIlliams’s Live on Broadway comedy special for HBO. One in Wilmington, one in L.A., one in my trailer, and one at my parents’ house. I can watch it over and over again and it never gets old. He is the funniest, wittiest man on the planet! – Sophia Bush

25553. I love boxing. There’s something fierce about using your body’s force that way. – Sophia Bush

25554. I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that’s really fun for me. It’s like getting to paint a new canvas everyday. – Sophia Bush

25555. I get to do what I love every day. I get to crawl into someone else’s head and I love that. – Sophia Bush

25556. I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing’s gonna do that for you like a good scary movie. – Sophia Bush

25557. Getting wasted is only OK when you’re young enough to not know better. – Sophia Bush

25558. I want to play everything. I really want to do it all. – Sophia Bush

25559. Brooke and I share some similarities. We’re both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I’d ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men – she only gained self-confidence from their attention. – Sophia Bush

25560. I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt. – Sophia Bush

25561. Fashion is in my blood. Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother’s shoes. – Sophia Bush

25562. We’ve all known a John Tucker. We’ve either known one, dated one or our best friend has dated one. I think a lot of men at one point or another have been a John Tucker. – Sophia Bush

25563. In the initial season of a show, you’re figuring out your character and their life and their background and you’re putting together all the chapters of the book. – Sophia Bush

25564. Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. – Sophia Bush

25565. I’ve always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl. – Sophia Bush

25566. You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive. I’m an only child, so we’re very close. There’s just the three of us. They’re exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me. – Sophia Bush

25567. I’m not a celebrity. I don’t call myself a celebrity. I’m an actor. – Sophia Bush

25568. I’m a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I’ll crack a joke, then worry if I’ve offended someone – even when they’re laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying. – Sophia Bush

25569. I’d rather hang out with five people that I love than with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the up-and-down inspection thing. They appraise everybody from head to toe – the outfit, the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh… I can’t stand it! – Sophia Bush

25570. I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it’s funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid. – Sophia Bush

25571. I think it’s easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience. – Sophia Bush

25572. When you realize who the good people are in your life, you’re so lucky. – Sophia Bush

25573. I wanted to be a doctor when I was a kid, but I started doing theater in high school because it was a requirement. At first, I was completely irritated. But I ended up loving it. – Sophia Bush

25574. Life throws some curveballs at you and you go where it takes you. – Sophia Bush

25575. Me, I’d prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on. – Sophia Bush

25576. I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place. – Sophia Bush

25577. Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person. – Sophia Bush

25578. To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there. – Sophia Bush

25579. Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we’ve all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that. – Sophia Bush

25580. Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie? – Sophia Bush

25581. People care about my personal life. But really I’m dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog! – Sophia Bush

25582. The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. – Sophia Bush

25583. The only two men I have time for are Barack Obama and my trainer. – Sophia Bush

25584. To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise. – Vannevar Bush

25585. The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist. – Vannevar Bush

25586. Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. – Vannevar Bush

25587. If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. – Vannevar Bush

25588. Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation. – Vannevar Bush

25589. A belief may be larger than a fact. – Vannevar Bush

25590. Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don’t look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny. – Candace Bushnell

25591. Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society. – Candace Bushnell

25592. Well I actually do have a country house in Connecticut with a population of 3,000. Like, how small is that? I spend a lot of time there – I write up there. So I kind of have the best of both worlds and I love going up there. – Candace Bushnell

25593. The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person. – Candace Bushnell

25594. The joke that I make is that there are instances on the TV series that happen to me, – except on Sex and the City they always make it better or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way. – Candace Bushnell

25595. The ’90s are really the ‘Sex and the City’ woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the ‘Lipstick Jungle’ woman. – Candace Bushnell

25596. Sometimes you have to find the passion. It comes from the inside… Everyone has to find it for themselves. – Candace Bushnell

25597. I sometimes read in a gossip column that I was at a party when I was in Europe at the time. It sometimes feels I’ve got a Doppelganger somewhere. – Candace Bushnell

25598. The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. – Nolan Bushnell

25599. Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. – Nolan Bushnell

25600. Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies. – Kofi Busia

25601. You give them recommendations. You throw different angles at them where, hopefully, they can get something out of it. – Mike Butcher

25602. You can not be afraid when you get to this level to teach. I don’t care what level you’re at, if you don’t teach, you’re worthless. – Mike Butcher

25603. We’re looking for a guy that can step it up. – Mike Butcher

25604. I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25605. South Africa is blessed to have women and men like yourselves who have little to give but give what you have with open hands and open hearts. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25606. AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25607. Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25608. We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people – history has made us all South Africans. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25609. We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25610. The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong! – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25611. The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25612. So long as the Zulu people are here, clearly I will still have a role to play in this country. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25613. Personally, I believe in self-determination, but in the context of one South Africa – so that my self-determination is based in this region, and with my people. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25614. Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25615. My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25616. My party is committed to a federation. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25617. And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25618. The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25619. All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25620. In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25621. Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25622. For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25623. I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done – I don’t operate on scenarios, and I am not a prophet. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25624. I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25625. I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president – as a speaker at the United Nations. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25626. I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25627. I remain your servant and I will do as you ask of me. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

25628. When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something. – Dick Butkus

25629. I wouldn’t ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important – like a league game or something. – Dick Butkus

25630. Anything that happens that’s good, they think, Oh, it’s an accident, when is the roof caving in? You’ve got to get them out of that mental framework. – Dick Butkus

25631. If we’re not on them, they go back to their old ways. – Dick Butkus

25632. I’m not so mean. I wouldn’t ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something. – Dick Butkus

25633. My thing is trying to convince them they can win. – Dick Butkus

25634. The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don’t make as much money as during their active careers. – Dick Butkus

25635. We’re a big check mark on everybody’s schedule. I told them it’s just another challenge, let’s go after it. – Dick Butkus

25636. The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football. – Dick Butkus

25637. There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn’t mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one’s own, then that freedom is less than worthless – it’s oppression. – Amir Butler

25638. The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern. – Amir Butler

25639. I’m not big on the closet. – Dan Butler

25640. Every retailer, when they price their goods, looks at their total cost overall. When they have costs go up, they’ll price their products accordingly. – Dan Butler

25641. Besides, I have a sister who’s straight. And I want her to know that I love her and support her. – Dan Butler

25642. I think there are a lot of honest people doing honest business on online auctions. But the control on these Web sites is pretty minimal. – Dan Butler

25643. One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. – Edward B. Butler

25644. When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he’d learned in three years. – Frank Butler

25645. The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don’t want. – Frank Butler

25646. I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas. – Frank Butler

25647. Bishops are like umpires. You have to have them to call the close decisions. – Frank Butler

25648. A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors. – Frank Butler

25649. Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It’s been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling. – Geezer Butler

25650. If you are a pop band, don’t say you’re a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys. – Geezer Butler

25651. It’s totally produced now. It’s almost like a conveyor belt of what metal’s supposed to be like these days. It’s not music to me. – Geezer Butler

25652. It doesn’t matter who you vote for. It’s still the same billionaires that run the world. – Geezer Butler

25653. Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I’ve ever met. Son of Sam is a close second. – Geezer Butler

25654. When you see all of these bands citing you as influences, it makes you feel relevant. – Geezer Butler

25655. What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That’s what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence. – Geezer Butler

25656. We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest bands around at that time. We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else! – Geezer Butler

25657. Lately, I’ve been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though! – Geezer Butler

25658. To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I’d like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge. – Geezer Butler

25659. The ’80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal. – Geezer Butler

25660. I would not want to write something about something I do not think about. – Geezer Butler

25661. The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work. – Geezer Butler

25662. I’ve been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don’t interest me. – Geezer Butler

25663. Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death. – Geezer Butler

25664. It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever. We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me. – Geezer Butler

25665. To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band. That s all we were. We just took those blues roots and made them heavier. – Geezer Butler

25666. Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn’t even know what bass players did until I saw Cream. – Geezer Butler

25667. I never try and sound like Sabbath. – Geezer Butler

25668. However long the song is was how long it took us to write it. – Geezer Butler

25669. I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started. – Geezer Butler

25670. I love soccer. That’s all I ever watch. I’ll watch it all day if I can. But I’m too bloody old to play now. – Geezer Butler

25671. I like to deal in the reality of life. I’m too old to sing about women and things like that. – Geezer Butler

25672. If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling. – Geezer Butler

25673. I don’t feel a lack of hope. It’s just disappointment that after all these years we’re still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people. – Geezer Butler

25674. I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn’t like the musical direction Sabbath was going in. – Geezer Butler

25675. Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it. – Geezer Butler

25676. I was training to be a lawyer… I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked. – Gerard Butler

25677. I knew I’d just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be part of a musical that’s not your background and to pull it off and to think that we’ve done something that’s really special. – Gerard Butler

25678. I love doing the stunts. It’s as simple as that. – Gerard Butler

25679. I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals. – Gerard Butler

25680. I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role. – Gerard Butler

25681. I was getting to bed about 10 P.M. so wound up and not getting to sleep by 11, and because I was putting the prosthetics on for five hours, I had to be up at 3 in the morning. – Gerard Butler

25682. I went from somebody who didn’t sing to somebody who didn’t speak. – Gerard Butler

25683. My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts. – Gerard Butler

25684. The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated… That’s what you hope for. – Gerard Butler

25685. I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio… It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that’s what this story represents to me. – Gerard Butler

25686. As long as you do the best work that you can and not make it bland… because you’re going down a lane that is trying to make everybody happy. You have to take an angle on these things. – Gerard Butler

25687. By that point, I had started taking singing lessons. And after the first session, I mean, I was surprised that the windows didn’t shatter. And after the third session, I really didn’t know where this voice had come from. – Gerard Butler

25688. Choosing the right mask helps you… We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks. – Gerard Butler

25689. Funnily enough, when I originally went in for my screen test, that set was already built. – Gerard Butler

25690. Generally I don’t like doing remakes, but I think that’s more in the cynical world of Hollywood where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons. – Gerard Butler

25691. I always find stuff in my characters to relate to. – Gerard Butler

25692. I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom. – Gerard Butler

25693. I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we’d worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber. – Gerard Butler

25694. I had to prove myself to a lot of different people. – Gerard Butler

25695. The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform. – Gerard Butler

25696. Angelina came up, and as soon as we said hello, I thought, This is going to be great. I’m really going to love doing this with her. And I did. And then I was very excited to do the movie after that. – Gerard Butler

25697. The Epistles in the New Testament have all of them a particular reference to the condition and usages of the Christian world at the time they were written. – Joseph Butler

25698. Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects. – Joseph Butler

25699. The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves. – Joseph Butler

25700. The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else. – Joseph Butler

25701. The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world. – Joseph Butler

25702. Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words, an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard, though of too still and composed tempers for you. – Joseph Butler

25703. God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect. – Joseph Butler

25704. The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery. – Joseph Butler

25705. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. – Joseph Butler

25706. The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice. – Joseph Butler

25707. There is a much more exact correspondence between the natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of. – Joseph Butler

25708. Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived? – Joseph Butler

25709. Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown. – Joseph Butler

25710. This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words. – Joseph Butler

25711. Thus there is no doubt the eye was intended for us to see with. – Joseph Butler

25712. The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone; therefore the appetites and passions are placed within as a guard and further security, without which it would not be taken due care of. – Joseph Butler

25713. Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it. – Joseph Butler

25714. Happiness does not consist in self-love. – Joseph Butler

25715. Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections. – Joseph Butler

25716. However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it. – Joseph Butler

25717. Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else. – Joseph Butler

25718. Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature. – Joseph Butler

25719. Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound, which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree. – Joseph Butler

25720. People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection, and yet be extremely miserable. – Joseph Butler

25721. Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others. – Joseph Butler

25722. As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow. – Joseph Butler

25723. Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not. – Joseph Butler

You may also like  180000 famous quotes part 20 - 19001 to 20000

25724. But to us, probability is the very guide of life. – Joseph Butler

25725. Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. – Joseph Butler

25726. Consequently it will often happen there will be a desire of particular objects, in cases where they cannot be obtained without manifest injury to others. – Joseph Butler

25727. Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed. – Joseph Butler

25728. It seems, though, that historically we have now reached a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood always and only as presumptive victims. – Judith Butler

25729. I would say that I’m a feminist theorist before I’m a queer theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist. – Judith Butler

25730. There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original. – Judith Butler

25731. There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results. – Judith Butler

25732. The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities. – Judith Butler

25733. Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only to produce the realization that the analysis of the one cannot proceed without the other. A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the critique of new sexuality studies. – Judith Butler

25734. Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media. – Judith Butler

25735. I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic. – Judith Butler

25736. Optimism is the foundation of courage. – Nicholas M. Butler

25737. America is the best half-educated country in the world. – Nicholas M. Butler

25738. An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. – Nicholas M. Butler

25739. Many peoples’ tombstones should read ‘Died at 30, burried at 60.’ – Nicholas M. Butler

25740. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. – Nicholas M. Butler

25741. Necessity does the work of courage. – Nicholas M. Butler

25742. Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish. – Octavia Butler

25743. People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn’t bother me. It’s other people doing the calling that bothers me. – Octavia Butler

25744. On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved, the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other. I wanted to play around with that. – Octavia Butler

25745. You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. – Octavia Butler

25746. Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you’re hurt, you’re really on your own. You’re alone, and there’s no one to help you. – Octavia Butler

25747. Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere. – Octavia Butler

25748. So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy. – Octavia Butler

25749. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Octavia Butler

25750. The thing about science fiction is that it’s totally wide open. But it’s wide open in a conditional way. – Octavia Butler

25751. Third, for people who aren’t doing it already, take classes – they’re worthwhile. Workshops or classes – a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day. – Octavia Butler

25752. Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them. – Octavia Butler

25753. What I’m working on now – I’m back to fantasy, although considering that it’s me, I’m turning it into a kind of science fantasy. It’s a vampire story – but my vampires are biological vampires. They didn’t become vampires because someone bit them; they were born that way. – Octavia Butler

25754. No… a novel is a long business. I’m a slow writer, even when I’m doing very well I write slowly. – Octavia Butler

25755. Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it. – Octavia Butler

25756. While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn’t save anything. – Octavia Butler

25757. No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest. – Octavia Butler

25758. Most of us don’t have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I’m writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they’re still inside is a good possibility. – Octavia Butler

25759. I would never have been a good scientist – my attention span was too short for that. – Octavia Butler

25760. I wasn’t trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people. – Octavia Butler

25761. No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we’ll do what we’ve always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities. – Octavia Butler

25762. And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You’ll note there’s no science in it. It’s a kind of grim fantasy. – Octavia Butler

25763. I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership. – Octavia Butler

25764. I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. – Octavia Butler

25765. I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn’t really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black. – Octavia Butler

25766. A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating. It’s so easy as a young writer to think you’re been very clear when in fact you haven’t. – Octavia Butler

25767. I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got my conscience installed early. – Octavia Butler

25768. And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write – every day, no excuses. It’s so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they’d rather clean the toilet than do the writing. – Octavia Butler

25769. But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical. – Octavia Butler

25770. Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you’ve set. But if you’re writing about science, you have to first learn what you’re writing about. – Octavia Butler

25771. Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to. – Octavia Butler

25772. I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time. – Octavia Butler

25773. I have a huge and savage conscience that won’t let me get away with things. – Octavia Butler

25774. I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell. – Octavia Butler

25775. In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves. – R. A. Butler

25776. Politics is largely a matter of heart. – R. A. Butler

25777. A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct. – Samuel Butler

25778. A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget. – Samuel Butler

25779. A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. – Samuel Butler

25780. A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. – Samuel Butler

25781. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing. – Samuel Butler

25782. A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends. – Samuel Butler

25783. A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. – Samuel Butler

25784. A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war. – Samuel Butler

25785. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy. – Samuel Butler

25786. A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand. – Samuel Butler

25787. A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it. – Samuel Butler

25788. Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness. – Samuel Butler

25789. You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. – Samuel Butler

25790. Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances. – Samuel Butler

25791. Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them. – Samuel Butler

25792. I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable. – Samuel Butler

25793. I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted. – Samuel Butler

25794. If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason. – Samuel Butler

25795. If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success. – Samuel Butler

25796. If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. – Samuel Butler

25797. If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence. – Samuel Butler

25798. If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue. – Samuel Butler

25799. If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. – Samuel Butler

25800. If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him. – Samuel Butler

25801. In law, nothing is certain but the expense. – Samuel Butler

25802. In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation. – Samuel Butler

25803. In the midst of vice we are in virtue, and vice versa. – Samuel Butler

25804. Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man. – Samuel Butler

25805. God cannot alter the past, though historians can. – Samuel Butler

25806. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. – Samuel Butler

25807. When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once. – Samuel Butler

25808. It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. – Samuel Butler

25809. It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents. – Samuel Butler

25810. It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper. – Samuel Butler

25811. Nobody shoots at Santa Claus. – Samuel Butler

25812. Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money, but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order. – Samuel Butler

25813. Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. – Samuel Butler

25814. Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies. – Samuel Butler

25815. Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another. – Samuel Butler

25816. Opinions have vested interests just as men have. – Samuel Butler

25817. It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us. – Samuel Butler

25818. Oaths are but words, and words are but wind. – Samuel Butler

25819. It is seldom very hard to do one’s duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out. – Samuel Butler

25820. No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction. – Samuel Butler

25821. Neither irony or sarcasm is argument. – Samuel Butler

25822. My main wish is to get my books into other people’s rooms, and to keep other people’s books out of mine. – Samuel Butler

25823. Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things. – Samuel Butler

25824. Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler

25825. God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor. – Samuel Butler

25826. One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once. – Samuel Butler

25827. Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better. – Samuel Butler

25828. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. – Samuel Butler

25829. Life is one long process of getting tired. – Samuel Butler

25830. Life is not an exact science, it is an art. – Samuel Butler

25831. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. – Samuel Butler

25832. Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. – Samuel Butler

25833. People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. – Samuel Butler

25834. Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine. – Samuel Butler

25835. Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental. – Samuel Butler

25836. Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. – Samuel Butler

25837. Let every man be true and every god a liar. – Samuel Butler

25838. Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes. – Samuel Butler

25839. Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. – Samuel Butler

25840. It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds. – Samuel Butler

25841. It is tact that is golden, not silence. – Samuel Butler

25842. Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. – Samuel Butler

25843. Death is only a larger kind of going abroad. – Samuel Butler

25844. Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. – Samuel Butler

25845. Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. – Samuel Butler

25846. Faith – you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it. – Samuel Butler

25847. Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint. – Samuel Butler

25848. Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. – Samuel Butler

25849. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler

25850. Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. – Samuel Butler

25851. From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right. – Samuel Butler

25852. Christ: I dislike him very much. Still, I can stand him. What I cannot stand is the wretched band of people whose profession is to hoodwink us about him. – Samuel Butler

25853. Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since. – Samuel Butler

25854. Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one. – Samuel Butler

25855. Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both. – Samuel Butler

25856. Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them. – Samuel Butler

25857. Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. – Samuel Butler

25858. Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world. – Samuel Butler

25859. I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. – Samuel Butler

25860. Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions. – Samuel Butler

25861. Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity? – Samuel Butler

25862. Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. – Samuel Butler

25863. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. – Samuel Butler

25864. Man is God’s highest present development. He is the latest thing in God. – Samuel Butler

25865. For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine. – Samuel Butler

25866. Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap. – Samuel Butler

25867. Be virtuous and you will be vicious. – Samuel Butler

25868. Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. – Samuel Butler

25869. He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still. – Samuel Butler

25870. He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us. – Samuel Butler

25871. Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence. – Samuel Butler

25872. God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal. – Samuel Butler

25873. God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch. – Samuel Butler

25874. Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. – Samuel Butler

25875. The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science. – Samuel Butler

25876. They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, ‘Can he name a kitten?’ – Samuel Butler

25877. There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come. – Samuel Butler

25878. There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death. – Samuel Butler

25879. There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought. – Samuel Butler

25880. There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness. – Samuel Butler

25881. All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others. – Samuel Butler

25882. The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor. – Samuel Butler

25883. To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty. – Samuel Butler

25884. The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. – Samuel Butler

25885. The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth. – Samuel Butler

25886. The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt. – Samuel Butler

25887. The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds. – Samuel Butler

25888. Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them. – Samuel Butler

25889. All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler

25890. There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth. – Samuel Butler

25891. We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them. – Samuel Butler

25892. Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life. – Samuel Butler

25893. Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it, shall perish by it. – Samuel Butler

25894. When you’ve told someone that you’ve left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once. – Samuel Butler

25895. Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost. – Samuel Butler

25896. When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence. – Samuel Butler

25897. What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth. – Samuel Butler

25898. Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have. – Samuel Butler

25899. We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself. – Samuel Butler

25900. To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all. – Samuel Butler

25901. Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing. – Samuel Butler

25902. Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more efficacious I do not know. – Samuel Butler

25903. To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. – Samuel Butler

25904. To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him. – Samuel Butler

25905. To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. – Samuel Butler

25906. The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. – Samuel Butler

25907. We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms. – Samuel Butler

25908. The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions. – Samuel Butler

25909. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. – Samuel Butler

25910. The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust. – Samuel Butler

25911. All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income. – Samuel Butler

25912. The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. – Samuel Butler

25913. The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything. – Samuel Butler

25914. The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion. – Samuel Butler

25915. The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion. – Samuel Butler

25916. The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money. – Samuel Butler

25917. The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them. – Samuel Butler

25918. The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance. – Samuel Butler

25919. The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is. – Samuel Butler

25920. The want of money is the root of all evil. – Samuel Butler

25921. The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation. – Samuel Butler

25922. The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it. – Samuel Butler

25923. Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name. – Samuel Butler

25924. There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon. – Samuel Butler

25925. There is no bore like a clever bore. – Samuel Butler

25926. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. – Samuel Butler

25927. All truth is not to be told at all times. – Samuel Butler

25928. An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books. – Samuel Butler

25929. The only living works are those which have drained much of the author’s own life into them. – Samuel Butler

25930. And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods. – Samuel Butler

25931. The history of art is the history of revivals. – Samuel Butler

25932. People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect. – Samuel Butler

25933. People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable. – Samuel Butler

25934. Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons. – Samuel Butler

25935. Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so. – Samuel Butler

25936. Self-preservation is the first law of nature. – Samuel Butler

25937. Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing. – Samuel Butler

25938. Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure. – Samuel Butler

25939. The advantage of doing one’s praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places. – Samuel Butler

25940. The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. – Samuel Butler

25941. People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced. – Samuel Butler

25942. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military. – Smedley Butler

25943. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. – Smedley Butler

25944. War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. – Smedley Butler

25945. War is just a racket… I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. – Smedley Butler

25946. And queenly is the state she keeps, In beauty’s lofty trust secure. – William Allen Butler

25947. But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less, And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess, That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear! – William Allen Butler

25948. I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. – Yancy Butler

25949. I’m open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I’m extremely lucky, I guess; it’s a lucrative venue. – Yancy Butler

25950. A comic can be aesthetically beautiful. I think they captured it beautifully and accurately. – Yancy Butler

25951. Don’t we all just really try to fake it well? – Yancy Butler

25952. I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in. – Yancy Butler

25953. I can be extremely vulnerable. People are tough on me because they think I can handle it. – Yancy Butler

25954. I don’t know that I’d necessarily want to see into the future. I don’t want to know what’s happening next. – Yancy Butler

25955. I had to skydive for the movie and I was terrified. Like everybody, I thought it was going to be one of those experiences that changes your life. It didn’t. – Yancy Butler

25956. I hope I don’t just sit around moping for two years. – Yancy Butler

25957. I love old movies. The ’40s theatre pace is fantastic. – Yancy Butler

25958. I never worked less than 16-hour days on South Beach. – Yancy Butler

25959. I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure. – Yancy Butler

25960. I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you’re into crime solving. – Yancy Butler

25961. I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong are also written as mean and vindictive. – Yancy Butler

25962. I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing. – Yancy Butler

25963. I’m just an actress. They try to give me as little information as possible. – Yancy Butler

25964. I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control. – Yancy Butler

25965. I’m the oldest 26-year-old I know. A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time. Some days I feel a good 65, 70. Like I want to lie down. – Yancy Butler

25966. I’ve always played strong women who are doing their own thing. – Yancy Butler

25967. Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers. I would be a little skeptical myself. – Yancy Butler

25968. My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him. – Yancy Butler

25969. My junior high was dreadful. I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America’s Most Wanted. – Yancy Butler

25970. My mother’s side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway. – Yancy Butler

25971. My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic. – Yancy Butler

25972. Once you get into a part, and someone sees you, you get asked to do it again. – Yancy Butler

25973. People just kind of associate me with kicking some ass. – Yancy Butler

25974. To say I’m the easiest person to live with would be a lie. – Yancy Butler

25975. Whether it goes to series or stands by itself, I’m proud of what we did with it, not only from the standpoint of what it could have been, but for itself. – Yancy Butler

25976. Women have been kicking ass for centuries. – Yancy Butler

25977. Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I’m Irish. Go figure. – Yancy Butler

25978. I’ll try anything once. – Yancy Butler

25979. My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats. – Yancy Butler

25980. Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible. – Isaac Butt

25981. I guess if you stay around long enough, they can’t get rid of you. – Paul Butterfield

25982. I think I’m better than all the people who are trying to reform me. – Paul Butterfield

25983. A lot of people relate me to the blues but I don’t think it’s a hindrance at this point. I’ve been doing it long enough that I can do different things and be accepted. – Paul Butterfield

25984. They want to create rather than decimate. – Paul Butterfield

25985. Don’t go through life, grow through life. – Eric Butterworth

25986. Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God. – Eric Butterworth

25987. Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man’s inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself – a force that works against man or, against God, if you will. – Eric Butterworth

25988. We don’t change what we are, we change what we think what we are. – Eric Butterworth

25989. The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God. – Eric Butterworth

25990. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things. – Eric Butterworth

25991. Our job is not to set things right but to see them right. – Eric Butterworth

25992. One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be. – Eric Butterworth

25993. Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. – Eric Butterworth

25994. Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold. – Eric Butterworth

25995. God can only do for you what He can do through you. – Eric Butterworth

25996. While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite. – Eric Butterworth

25997. I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think. – Eric Butterworth

25998. Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience. – Eric Butterworth

25999. Priests have to have the right to say that a sin is a sin. – Rocco Buttiglione

26000. We desecrated the traditional values, but new values didn’t come along. – Rocco Buttiglione

Back to top


Devang Vibhakar started this website because he firmly believes that the motivational quotes gave him the much needed light in the times of darkness. Through, he is hopeful to bring motivation, confidence, hope, strength, change, courage and wisdom in the lives of his readers too.

His interests include reading, writing, numerology, movies, fitness, spending time in nature, finding the meaning of things in life and helping others find their strength with numerology.

By profession, he's into graphic designing and web development.

He has visited countries like Scotland, England and Germany.

You can find him on Facebook | Twitter.
Back to top