180000 famous quotes part 3 – 2001 to 3000

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180000 famous quotes part 3 – 2001 to 3000

2001. Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you’re not quite up to snuff. – Alvin Ailey

2002. One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people. – Alvin Ailey

2003. One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody. – Alvin Ailey

2004. Choreography is mentally draining, but there’s a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music. – Alvin Ailey

2005. Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. – Alvin Ailey

2006. I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work. – Alvin Ailey

2007. I always want to have more dancers in my company. – Alvin Ailey

2008. I’m attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head. – Alvin Ailey

2009. In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort. – Alvin Ailey

2010. It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater. – Alvin Ailey

2011. Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world. – Alvin Ailey

2012. Money is a never-ending problem. – Alvin Ailey

2013. We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work. – Alvin Ailey

2014. My feelings about myself have been terrible. – Alvin Ailey

2015. My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man. – Alvin Ailey

2016. No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it’s not enough. – Alvin Ailey

2017. If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let’s face it. – Alvin Ailey

2018. Nothing personal; I just don’t have people over. – Alvin Ailey

2019. You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. – Anouk Aimee

2020. What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen. – Anouk Aimee

2021. It’s so much better to desire than to have. – Anouk Aimee

2022. If you find an Australian indoors, it’s a fair bet that he will have a glass in his hand. – Jonathan Aitken

2023. I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final. – William Maxwell Aitken

2024. Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses. – William Maxwell Aitken

2025. I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war. – Daniel Akaka

2026. Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance. – Daniel Akaka

2027. There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. – Daniel Akaka

2028. New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine. – Daniel Akaka

2029. I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel. – Daniel Akaka

2030. As it has for America’s other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians. – Daniel Akaka

2031. A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available. – Daniel Akaka

2032. A more effective international disease surveillance system is essential for global security both against a bioterrorist attack or a naturally occurring disease. – Daniel Akaka

2033. It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy. – Daniel Akaka

2034. This art of acting is a process I love very much. It’s an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come. – Greg Akcelrod

2035. But my biggest passion is football. – Greg Akcelrod

2036. I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can’t even count up to three. – Greg Akcelrod

2037. I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody – not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong. – Greg Akcelrod

2038. I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard – to be lucky is a good thing – but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success. – Greg Akcelrod

2039. The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown’s disguise. – Mark Akenside

2040. Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys. – Mark Akenside

2041. Such and so various are the tastes of men. – Mark Akenside

2042. This was Shakespeare’s form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire. – Mark Akenside

2043. I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn’t really the popular girl in school and didn’t have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek. – Malin Akerman

2044. Women have a way of contorting things sometimes. We all have our moods, ups and downs. – Malin Akerman

2045. Turns out, I couldn’t catch them – or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out. – Malin Akerman

2046. Those are my favorite kind of parts to do, just being a goofball and seeing how far you can go with something until you’re just way out of line. – Malin Akerman

2047. Nutella. I dig my spoon in and eat it straight out of the jar. I can easily go through one a week. – Malin Akerman

2048. I wouldn’t have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, ‘Just seeng!’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know how to seeng! Can’t I just play the triangle?’ – Malin Akerman

2049. I don’t really have an issue with showing certain parts of my body. I’d rather not, but it’s not a big deal. Growing up in Sweden, it’s natural over there. – Malin Akerman

2050. I can’t walk by chocolate without eating it. – Malin Akerman

2051. Don’t hate me, but I’ve always been skinny. I got lucky. – Malin Akerman

2052. I’ve always felt so different from how I look. I meet so many pretty girls who are like, ‘Here I am! Don’t you want me because I look good?’ That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, ‘What else do you have going on?’ – Malin Akerman

2053. Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it. – Akhenaton

2054. Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it. – Akhenaton

2055. The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee. – Akhenaton

2056. To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. – Akhenaton

2057. Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend. – Akhenaton

2058. Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou. – Akhenaton

2059. Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy. – Akhenaton

2060. True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance. – Akhenaton

2061. When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. – Akhenaton

2062. Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life. – Akhenaton

2063. Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn. – Anna Akhmatova

2064. All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead. – Anna Akhmatova

2065. Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children’s children, pure on their tongues, and free. – Anna Akhmatova

2066. I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed… here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars. – Anna Akhmatova

2067. It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace. – Anna Akhmatova

2068. The paper burns, but the words fly away. – Ben Joseph Akiba

2069. The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation. – Akihito

2070. I am marrying her because I love her. – Akihito

2071. The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government. – Todd Akin

2072. The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history. – Todd Akin

2073. Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996. – Todd Akin

2074. Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person. – Todd Akin

2075. Just dying should not be a reason for taxes. – Todd Akin

2076. It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote. – Todd Akin

2077. I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government. – Todd Akin

2078. I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life. – Todd Akin

2079. We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation. – Peter Akinola

2080. It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions. – Peter Akinola

2081. The Bible says that two cannot walk together unless they are agreed. – Peter Akinola

2082. We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once. – Peter Akinola

2083. We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age. – Peter Akinola

2084. We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position. – Peter Akinola

2085. Porno is the unconsciousness of culture, the libido of humanity. – Masami Akita

2086. Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it’s so little known about it which surprised me. – Moustapha Akkad

2087. If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can’t blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That’s my message. – Moustapha Akkad

2088. I made the film to bring the story of Islam, the story of 700 million of people, to the West. – Moustapha Akkad

2089. I didn’t lose. I got second. That’s still winning,” she said. “How could I be unhappy with second place? There are a million people who would love to be in my position. – Lauren Alaina

2090. My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop. – Lauren Alaina

2091. I like to sing in the car with the windows rolled down and hair blowing all over my face. – Lauren Alaina

2092. I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, ‘Scotty, are you ready to win?’. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn’t pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He’s my best friend. – Lauren Alaina

2093. I hope each week I grow and impress you guys and make you happy. – Lauren Alaina

2094. He might be my boyfriend. He might not be my boyfriend. – Lauren Alaina

2095. I hope I’m exactly what America is looking for, I don’t know, I’m just going to be myself and hope that they love it. That’s all I can do. – Lauren Alaina

2096. Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests. – Bashar al-Assad

2097. Armies are not only for offensives. – Bashar al-Assad

2098. As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed. – Bashar al-Assad

2099. As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own… Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland. – Bashar al-Assad

2100. But the issue has to do with land, which is our land. – Bashar al-Assad

2101. Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one. – Bashar al-Assad

2102. Hizbullah is not a militia. – Bashar al-Assad

2103. Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously. – Bashar al-Assad

2104. Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water. – Bashar al-Assad

2105. It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more. – Bashar al-Assad

2106. America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit. – Bashar al-Assad

2107. It should be known that Israel is based on treachery. – Bashar al-Assad

2108. Israel does not care about the international public opinion. – Bashar al-Assad

2109. It is natural that we should always expect an Israeli attack, even when it does not threaten. – Bashar al-Assad

2110. The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement. – Bashar al-Assad

2111. The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it. – Bashar al-Assad

2112. No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it? – Bashar al-Assad

2113. None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel. – Bashar al-Assad

2114. The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration. – Bashar al-Assad

2115. You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them. – Bashar al-Assad

2116. Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation. – Bashar al-Assad

2117. When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame. – Bashar al-Assad

2118. Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist. – Bashar al-Assad

2119. The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus. – Bashar al-Assad

2120. It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it. – Bashar al-Assad

2121. The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq. – Bashar al-Assad

2122. Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine. – Bashar al-Assad

2123. We are dealing with treachery and threats, which accompanied the establishment of Israel. – Bashar al-Assad

2124. We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs. – Bashar al-Assad

2125. We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience. – Bashar al-Assad

2126. When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country. – Bashar al-Assad

2127. Since its very inception, Israel has been a threat. – Bashar al-Assad

2128. When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused. – Bashar al-Assad

2129. Videogames are a little more work and they’re a little more stilted. – Carlos Alazraqui

2130. For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so – not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn’t nervous. – Carlos Alazraqui

2131. I started doing stand-up in college. – Carlos Alazraqui

2132. I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration – which meant I wasn’t going to get a real job – so I started doing a little standup. – Carlos Alazraqui

2133. I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It’s business. – Carlos Alazraqui

2134. Movies, obviously, are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better. – Carlos Alazraqui

2135. We got to go to Lucas Ranch and, at that time, my brother was still living in a condo about a mile from Robin Williams, and so I made all of the other comics jealous because I got to get a ride home with him. – Carlos Alazraqui

2136. If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the cartoon and get people in the seats, that’s what they need. It’s not fair, but there’s plenty of other work for us to do. – Carlos Alazraqui

2137. I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar. – Jessica Alba

2138. There’s no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there’d be no challenge. Also, you’d feel inferior. – Jessica Alba

2139. I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss. – Jessica Alba

2140. I’ve got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out. – Jessica Alba

2141. Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care about being a celebrity. I know that’s part of the job, but I don’t feed into anyone’s idea of who I should be. – Jessica Alba

2142. My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing. – Jessica Alba

2143. Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers. – Jessica Alba

2144. The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone. – Damon Albarn

2145. When you’re doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it’s a very different way of doing business than in London. You can’t sign them in the usual way because they’d end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this. – Damon Albarn

2146. The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it’s almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know? – Damon Albarn

2147. The things that make me happy most are my family and working. – Damon Albarn

2148. And there are no stars and that you’re never really sure who’s doing what and what voice is what and, you know what I mean? It’s supposed to be quite elusive. – Damon Albarn

2149. The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there’s some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there’s a lot of work that’s gone into it, so it can’t all be just a lie. – Damon Albarn

2150. As a musician usually music is your way out. – Damon Albarn

2151. Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that’s being made all over the world. – Damon Albarn

2152. I can’t be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. – Damon Albarn

2153. I hope we can keep doing it this way – making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing. – Damon Albarn

2154. I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician. – Damon Albarn

2155. I’m not really one of those people who believes that if you’re a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics. – Damon Albarn

2156. It’s not like my old self – I’m not in character anymore, I’m me. I’m not hiding behind that anymore. – Damon Albarn

2157. More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we’re getting much more interesting art as a result. – Damon Albarn

2158. No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less. – Damon Albarn

2159. You know, there are many alter egos and Gorillaz is a collective of alter egos, really. I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort of accept that nothing is really as it seems. – Damon Albarn

2160. As soon as it sounds fine, I’m on to the next thing, man. – Damon Albarn

2161. Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly. – Edward Albee

2162. American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties. – Edward Albee

2163. I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. – Edward Albee

2164. I’m not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I’m rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do. – Edward Albee

2165. If Attila the Hun were alive today, he’d be a drama critic. – Edward Albee

2166. A play is fiction – and fiction is fact distilled into truth. – Edward Albee

2167. Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve. – Edward Albee

2168. Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. – Edward Albee

2169. Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. – Edward Albee

2170. The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not. – Edward Albee

2171. The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it. – Edward Albee

2172. What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement. – Edward Albee

2173. You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are. – Edward Albee

2174. Your source material is the people you know, not those you don’t know, but every character is an extension of the author’s own personality. – Edward Albee

2175. One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand. – Edward Albee

2176. I swear, if you existed I’d divorce you. – Edward Albee

2177. I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion. – Isaac Albeniz

2178. Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see. – Josef Albers

2179. I love very much to draw animals. – Josef Albers

2180. I prefer to see with closed eyes. – Josef Albers

2181. I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends. – Josef Albers

2182. I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training. – Josef Albers

2183. I was for years in the yellow period, you know. – Josef Albers

2184. I went to the Academy and studied with Stuck who was then a big man. But didn’t interest me. I didn’t know that before me there was Kandinsky and Klee who had also studied with Stuck. He had a good name at that time. – Josef Albers

2185. I’m not a talker. I’m a formulator. – Josef Albers

2186. And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything. – Josef Albers

2187. If you don’t do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide. – Josef Albers

2188. I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing. – Josef Albers

2189. In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. – Josef Albers

2190. When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years. – Josef Albers

2191. It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it’s energy. It’s the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see. – Josef Albers

2192. It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible. – Josef Albers

2193. My father’s parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know. – Josef Albers

2194. On the little money I had collected I lived in Berlin very cheaply, ate very cheaply. And already in 1920 I saved the first salaries I received to go to Munich. – Josef Albers

2195. Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon – it is the very heart of painting. – Josef Albers

2196. The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically. – Josef Albers

2197. Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward. – Josef Albers

2198. I’ve handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one. – Josef Albers

2199. When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see. – Josef Albers

2200. When we are honest – that’s my saying – if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others. – Josef Albers

2201. You see, I have in my teaching – I always say I’ve done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students – I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for. – Josef Albers

2202. In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god. – Josef Albers

2203. I have invented the Thermometer style. – Josef Albers

2204. I count all the time on resonance. I call on this, you see. – Josef Albers

2205. As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again. – Josef Albers

2206. Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences. – Josef Albers

2207. Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely. – Josef Albers

2208. Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. – Josef Albers

2209. Apprentice is the beginner – the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets. – Josef Albers

2210. From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress. – Carl Albert

2211. And so I missed those best years and I find it difficult for me, in groups, to be comfortable. – Eddie Albert

2212. I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not. – Eddie Albert

2213. I don’t really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people. – Eddie Albert

2214. I don’t think I’m proud of anything in acting. – Eddie Albert

2215. I was not really as good as I should have been. – Eddie Albert

2216. What’s the most important thing in the world? It’s love, and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment. – Eddie Albert

2217. You can forgive yourself a great deal. – Eddie Albert

2218. Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding. – Edward Albert

2219. Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate. – Edward Albert

2220. Let us begin by doing our best to do our best, every single time, no matter what, forever. – Edward Albert

2221. In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday. – Edward Albert

2222. Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day. – Edward Albert

2223. Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless. – Edward Albert

2224. The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert

2225. In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton’s WWII career. – Edward Albert

2226. On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial… whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level. – Edward Albert

2227. It’s impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can’t fool the fans. – Marv Albert

2228. One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance. – King Albert II

2229. But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices. – King Albert II

2230. Men can do all things if they will. – Leon Battista Alberti

2231. We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things. – Leon Battista Alberti

2232. Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole. – Leon Battista Alberti

2233. A man can do all things if he but wills them. – Leon Battista Alberti

2234. When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods. – Leon Battista Alberti

2235. It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this. – Steve Albini

2236. Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don’t sign anything. – Steve Albini

2237. For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more. – Steve Albini

2238. I don’t think anyone has exhausted the range of sound possible in a conventional rock band, but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques. – Steve Albini

2239. I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college. – Steve Albini

2240. I’m busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn’t appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else. – Steve Albini

2241. By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum. – Steve Albini

2242. In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends’ bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record – the first thing I did that was an actual record. – Steve Albini

2243. Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road. – Steve Albini

2244. Know what you’re trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn’t enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture. – Steve Albini

2245. Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed. – Steve Albini

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2246. Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I’ve found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food. – Steve Albini

2247. The band cannot sign to another label or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens. – Steve Albini

2248. The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh. – Steve Albini

2249. There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don’t think this trend will define studios permanently. – Steve Albini

2250. We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design. – Steve Albini

2251. If the label presents them with a contract that the band don’t want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength. – Steve Albini

2252. Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment. – Steve Albini

2253. A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences. – Steve Albini

2254. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. – Mitch Albom

2255. People are only mean when they’re threatened, and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does. – Mitch Albom

2256. Love each other or die. – Mitch Albom

2257. If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it’s going to happen anyhow. – Mitch Albom

2258. You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. – Mitch Albom

2259. You have to work at creating your own culture. – Mitch Albom

2260. You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. – Mitch Albom

2261. This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. – Mitch Albom

2262. If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future. – Madeleine Albright

2263. Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face. – Madeleine Albright

2264. My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation’s is Vietnam. – Madeleine Albright

2265. No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able to transform China’s behavior overnight. – Madeleine Albright

2266. Saddam’s goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed. – Madeleine Albright

2267. While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile. – Madeleine Albright

2268. Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies. – Madeleine Albright

2269. I was a little girl in World War II and I’m used to being freed by Americans. – Madeleine Albright

2270. I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair. – Madeleine Albright

2271. We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism. – Madeleine Albright

2272. What a blast it is to be here with Michael Moore. – Madeleine Albright

2273. I’ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there. – Madeleine Albright

2274. Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences. – Madeleine Albright

2275. To understand Europe, you have to be a genius – or French. – Madeleine Albright

2276. Winning brought me a wonderful sense of completeness. – Tenley Albright

2277. Wine is a peep-hole on a man. – Alcaeus

2278. To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking. – Alcaeus

2279. ‘Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old. – Alcaeus

2280. Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. – Alcaeus

2281. Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2282. Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2283. One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2284. Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2285. Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2286. Our ideals are our better selves. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2287. First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2288. Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2289. That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2290. The less routine the more life. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2291. Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2292. To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2293. To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2294. We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2295. Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2296. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2297. Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2298. Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2299. Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2300. A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2301. A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2302. The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2303. Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine. – Amos Bronson Alcott

2304. Golf is a spiritual game. It’s like Zen. You have to let your mind take over. – Amy Alcott

2305. The pressure of getting an order right is greater than sinking a putt. – Amy Alcott

2306. Don’t give advice unless you’re asked. – Amy Alcott

2307. Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win. – Amy Alcott

2308. It takes two flints to make a fire. – Louisa May Alcott

2309. Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success. – Louisa May Alcott

2310. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

2311. Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable. – Louisa May Alcott

2312. Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it. – Louisa May Alcott

2313. Father asked us what was God’s noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are. – Louisa May Alcott

2314. She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners. – Louisa May Alcott

2315. Love is a great beautifier. – Louisa May Alcott

2316. “Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. – Louisa May Alcott

2317. Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won. – Louisa May Alcott

2318. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. – Louisa May Alcott

2319. I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us. – Louisa May Alcott

2320. It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. – Louisa May Alcott

2321. You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. – Louisa May Alcott

2322. We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. – Louisa May Alcott

2323. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

2324. What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles? – Louisa May Alcott

2325. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott

2326. People don’t have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It’s a dreadfully unjust world. – Louisa May Alcott

2327. Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it. – Louisa May Alcott

2328. Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. – Louisa May Alcott

2329. Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes. – Louisa May Alcott

2330. Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning. – Louisa May Alcott

2331. Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling. – Louisa May Alcott

2332. Housekeeping ain’t no joke. – Louisa May Alcott

2333. Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. – Louisa May Alcott

2334. A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. – Louisa May Alcott

2335. Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. – Louisa May Alcott

2336. A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well. – Louisa May Alcott

2337. At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose. – Alcuin

2338. Man thinks, God directs. – Alcuin

2339. Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. – Alcuin

2340. After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can’t bring back anything to life. – Alan Alda

2341. Almost everybody that’s well-known gets tagged with a nickname. – Alan Alda

2342. Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. – Alan Alda

2343. I’ve never tried to manipulate my image. – Alan Alda

2344. Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. – Alan Alda

2345. Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you. – Alan Alda

2346. I found I wasn’t asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn’t know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen. – Alan Alda

2347. I wouldn’t live in California. All that sun makes you sterile. – Alan Alda

2348. I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger. – Alan Alda

2349. I’m in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It’s fun. – Alan Alda

2350. Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they’re fair with you. – Alan Alda

2351. I’ve been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I’m nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don’t win, I’ll just wait until I’m nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that? – Alan Alda

2352. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. – Alan Alda

2353. If I can’t get the girl, at least give me more money. – Alan Alda

2354. It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich. – Alan Alda

2355. It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy – I mean Jimmy as the character. – Alan Alda

2356. It’s not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It’s a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I’m not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn’t interest me. – Alan Alda

2357. It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas. – Alan Alda

2358. It’s too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that. – Alan Alda

2359. Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. – Alan Alda

2360. I’m most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old. – Alan Alda

2361. When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing one another. – Alan Alda

2362. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. – Alan Alda

2363. You wouldn’t want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school. – Alan Alda

2364. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change. – Alan Alda

2365. No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. – Alan Alda

2366. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. – Alan Alda

2367. When does she do all this thinking? We’re together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We’ve been married 48 years. – Alan Alda

2368. My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that. – Alan Alda

2369. Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. – Alan Alda

2370. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill. – Richard Aldington

2371. When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults. – Brian Aldiss

2372. Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. – Brian Aldiss

2373. Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places. – Brian Aldiss

2374. I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity. – Brian Aldiss

2375. I can’t help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it’s psychological truth. – Brian Aldiss

2376. It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one’s own creativity – that’s a much tougher matter. – Brian Aldiss

2377. Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem. – Brian Aldiss

2378. Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts. – Brian Aldiss

2379. Keep violence in the mind where it belongs. – Brian Aldiss

2380. Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq’s agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past. – Mohammed Aldouri

2381. We have no such weapons at all, no chemical weapons, no biological weapons. – Mohammed Aldouri

2382. The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq. – Mohammed Aldouri

2383. The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths. – Robert Aldrich

2384. I don’t think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films. – Robert Aldrich

2385. I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2386. No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat; Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2387. The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2388. Civilization is the lamb’s skin in which barbarism masquerades. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2389. The ocean moans over dead men’s bones. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2390. There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can’t find a parent who will admit that it is his child. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2391. They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2392. To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2393. True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2394. Books that have become classics – books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal – always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2395. What is lovely never dies, put passes into other loveliness. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2396. A man is known by the company his mind keeps. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

2397. Mars is there, waiting to be reached. – Buzz Aldrin

2398. I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime. – Buzz Aldrin

2399. We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way. – Buzz Aldrin

2400. There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education. – Buzz Aldrin

2401. No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you. – Sholom Aleichem

2402. A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction. – Sholom Aleichem

2403. Gossip is nature’s telephone. – Sholom Aleichem

2404. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. – Sholom Aleichem

2405. The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger. – Sholom Aleichem

2406. Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses. – Vicente Aleixandre

2407. Chess first of all teaches you to be objective. – Alexander Alekhine

2408. Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents. – Alexander Alekhine

2409. I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands. – Alexander Alekhine

2410. Chess is not only knowledge and logic. – Alexander Alekhine

2411. I think that for the highest achievements nowadays… need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty. – Alexander Alekhine

2412. The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give. – Alexander Alekhine

2413. The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. – Alexander Alekhine

2414. In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. – Alexander Alekhine

2415. Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions! – Alexander Alekhine

2416. I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties. – Alexander Alekhine

2417. My contract is just for this year, but I have an option for next year. It is not signed at this moment, but I am only concentrating on this year. I don’t know exactly what I will do in the future. – Jean Alesi

2418. I am not close to retirement. I still have a lot more that I can achieve. There are younger guys coming into F1, but I am not old and I’m not finished. – Jean Alesi

2419. I am a professional. At the circuit I am calm. At home I am very different. – Jean Alesi

2420. Experience has taught me that you have to improve all the time-little bit by little bit-and not keeping starting everything from new. – Jean Alesi

2421. Eddie Jordan found me all the drives. If I am with Tyrrell today, it is because Eddie was there. – Jean Alesi

2422. Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra. – Jean Alesi

2423. Although it’s only the beginning of the championship, I am very surprised at my capability. – Jean Alesi

2424. I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment – but you have to be positive. – Jean Alesi

2425. I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn’t speak the language. I was very isolated. – Jean Alesi

2426. I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration. – Jean Alesi

2427. It’s my job, but I think it is too much. – Jean Alesi

2428. It wasn’t all frustration. I’ve had a lot of good times with Ferrari as well. – Jean Alesi

2429. That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure. – Jean Alesi

2430. To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity. – Jean Alesi

2431. When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors. I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family. – Jean Alesi

2432. When you are in a good position you are sure to drive well and to be very concentrated in each corner. – Jean Alesi

2433. You never really know how quick you are before you reach F1. – Jean Alesi

2434. You tend to think that there is a big gap between F1 and everything else. F1 is where all the fantastic drivers are, so you just don’t know how good you are until you get there. – Jean Alesi

2435. I must use Ferrari to the maximum. My priority is to get results. Then we will see what happens. – Jean Alesi

2436. I think I will have a lot of opportunities in the future. – Jean Alesi

2437. I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn’t win the race. I am a realist. – Jean Alesi

2438. I will be better in Monte Carlo than I was in Phoenix. If I can’t win maybe I will lead 50 laps. – Jean Alesi

2439. I’m not sure they understand everything about racing cars. I am not sure that this is wise. – Jean Alesi

2440. I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results. – Jean Alesi

2441. No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound. – Archibald Alexander

2442. Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections. – Archibald Alexander

2443. It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation. – Archibald Alexander

2444. But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out. – Archibald Alexander

2445. Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once – come as you are. – Archibald Alexander

2446. God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner. – Archibald Alexander

2447. If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men. – Archibald Alexander

2448. It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it. – Archibald Alexander

2449. None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate. – Archibald Alexander

2450. Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it. – Archibald Alexander

2451. I paint because I love to cut mats. – Arthur Alexander

2452. The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes. – Bill Alexander

2453. The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain. – Bill Alexander

2454. The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life. – Bill Alexander

2455. The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone. – Bill Alexander

2456. The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people. – Bill Alexander

2457. Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores. – Bill Alexander

2458. We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe. – Christopher Alexander

2459. Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design. – Christopher Alexander

2460. The structure of life I have described in buildings – the structure which I believe to be objective – is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling. – Christopher Alexander

2461. Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts. – Christopher Alexander

2462. It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs. – Jane Alexander

2463. All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you’re an audience member. – Jane Alexander

2464. I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that’s unfair. – Jane Alexander

2465. I don’t know how one actually would define obscenity. I’m sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in. – Jane Alexander

2466. Most of our funding goes to organizations and is then used to leverage the private sector. – Jane Alexander

2467. Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected, but I can reject anything the council has approved. – Jane Alexander

2468. Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art. – Jane Alexander

2469. What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts. – Jane Alexander

2470. No one’s conception of art is going to be acceptable to everybody. – Jane Alexander

2471. I’m always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny. – Jason Alexander

2472. You know, because of the lack of budget, we had to find neighborhoods where time had stopped – kind of stuck in the ’50s. And no place had that better than Staten Island. – Jason Alexander

2473. Well, let’s put in this way, I grew up in West New York, New Jersey. – Jason Alexander

2474. We made a deal that was acceptable to us. We got paid very handsomely for our final season. – Jason Alexander

2475. The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny. – Jason Alexander

2476. The greatest part of the job was… that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work. – Jason Alexander

2477. I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy. – Jason Alexander

2478. I still don’t know much about directing a movie. – Jason Alexander

2479. But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker. – Jason Alexander

2480. But I didn’t know much about directing a movie. – Jason Alexander

2481. The show is like an Edwardian play – emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that’s terrific for actors to play in. – Jason Alexander

2482. There are many great truths which we do not deny, and which nevertheless we do not fully believe. – Joshua Willis Alexander

2483. This hiatus coming up I’m looking at a comedy because I need the balance. – Khandi Alexander

2484. I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing. – Khandi Alexander

2485. I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me. – Khandi Alexander

2486. September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for. – Lamar Alexander

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2487. As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music. – Lamar Alexander

2488. I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now. – Lamar Alexander

2489. I think we do better as a country when we go step by step toward a goal, and the goal in this case should be reducing health care costs. – Lamar Alexander

2490. Well, here’s what I think. I mean, the people are saying, ‘We don’t want it,’ and the Democrats are saying, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to pass it anyway.’ And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill. – Lamar Alexander

2491. If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don’t get most of the votes, they should be arrested for wasting money. – Lamar Alexander

2492. Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes. – Lamar Alexander

2493. Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate does in a presidential race; I need to begin to win. – Lamar Alexander

2494. The goal with a big piece of social legislation is to have a bipartisan result, so the country will accept it. – Lamar Alexander

2495. The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not. – Lamar Alexander

2496. There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we’re going to engage in and what the parameters of that are. – Lamar Alexander

2497. We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity. – Lamar Alexander

2498. We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don’t have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do. – Lamar Alexander

2499. It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living. – Lamar Alexander

2500. I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. – Lloyd Alexander

2501. Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers. – Lloyd Alexander

2502. I loved all the world’s mythologies. – Lloyd Alexander

2503. After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college. – Lloyd Alexander

2504. Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris. – Lloyd Alexander

2505. If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn. – Lloyd Alexander

2506. My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author. – Lloyd Alexander

2507. When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States. – Lloyd Alexander

2508. There’s this huge number of desperate people. – Lloyd Alexander

2509. My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work. – Lloyd Alexander

2510. Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues – it’s one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships. – Lloyd Alexander

2511. My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings. – Lloyd Alexander

2512. Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy. – Lloyd Alexander

2513. King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle’s cane for the sword Excalibur. – Lloyd Alexander

2514. It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army. – Lloyd Alexander

2515. All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. – Lloyd Alexander

2516. After seven years of writing – and working many jobs to support my family – I finally got published. – Lloyd Alexander

2517. We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. – Lloyd Alexander

2518. We didn’t do anything wrong… Some are frustrated that we did it this way. – Rodney Alexander

2519. To be called a coward, I don’t think that’s fair. – Rodney Alexander

2520. I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry. – Rodney Alexander

2521. I didn’t want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I’d switch and run as a Republican. – Rodney Alexander

2522. I didn’t have the base I needed to win the election. – Rodney Alexander

2523. I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders. – Rodney Alexander

2524. Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life. – Samuel Alexander

2525. Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis. – Samuel Alexander

2526. Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self. – Samuel Alexander

2527. For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought. – Samuel Alexander

2528. In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. – Samuel Alexander

2529. It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name. – Samuel Alexander

2530. But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation. – Samuel Alexander

2531. Mental life is indeed practical through and through. It begins in practice and it ends in practice. – Samuel Alexander

2532. Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse. – Samuel Alexander

2533. Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life. – Samuel Alexander

2534. The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness. – Samuel Alexander

2535. The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis. – Samuel Alexander

2536. The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception. – Samuel Alexander

2537. The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects. – Samuel Alexander

2538. The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental. – Samuel Alexander

2539. Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively. – Samuel Alexander

2540. We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element. – Samuel Alexander

2541. What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy. – Samuel Alexander

2542. When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical. – Samuel Alexander

2543. You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well. – Samuel Alexander

2544. It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment. – Samuel Alexander

2545. Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience. – Samuel Alexander

2546. An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought. – Samuel Alexander

2547. An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me. – Samuel Alexander

2548. It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience which have thus been described, the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed, by technical words. – Samuel Alexander

2549. But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value. – Samuel Alexander

2550. My husband’s a director, so he understands what I do. – Sasha Alexander

2551. I always say if you’ve seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there’s just not enough time. You don’t have any preparation. – Sasha Alexander

2552. I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn’t work out so I thought I’d take on acting. – Sasha Alexander

2553. Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience. – Sasha Alexander

2554. I entered into Dawson’s Creek to do a couple of episodes. They weren’t sure about my role in the beginning, but then the chemistry kind of worked. – Sasha Alexander

2555. I just don’t want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me. Otherwise, I’ll fake a knee injury and get out of there. – Sasha Alexander

2556. I just saw the movie for the first time in its entirely last night. It’s really cool when you’re in with an audience that’s so tuned in and plugged in to what’s going on. – Sasha Alexander

2557. I prefer film and that’s what I think I’m gonna put my focus on. – Sasha Alexander

2558. I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don’t. – Sasha Alexander

2559. I believe life takes us where we need to be. – Sasha Alexander

2560. I’m going to tell stories to the world. I think there’s time for me to grow. We’ll see. – Sasha Alexander

2561. My parents wanted me to go to law school. – Sasha Alexander

2562. Stage work, that’s all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson’s was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes. – Sasha Alexander

2563. When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios. – Sasha Alexander

2564. When you read a script, you get a feeling from it. – Sasha Alexander

2565. I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do ’til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world. – Sasha Alexander

2566. The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god. – Scott Alexander

2567. The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get. – Scott Alexander

2568. All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. – Scott Alexander

2569. Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully. – Scott Alexander

2570. Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts. – Shana Alexander

2571. What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too. – Shana Alexander

2572. The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. – Shana Alexander

2573. The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye. – Shana Alexander

2574. The mark of a true crush… is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward. – Shana Alexander

2575. The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women’s rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent. – Shana Alexander

2576. The graceful Georgian streets and squares, a series of steel engravings under a wet sky. – Shana Alexander

2577. The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man. – Shana Alexander

2578. Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope. – Shana Alexander

2579. I don’t believe man is a woman’s natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is. – Shana Alexander

2580. Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man. – Shana Alexander

2581. When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband. – Shana Alexander

2582. Time heals all wounds, unless you pick at them. – Shaun Alexander

2583. I am a better running back every time I step on the field. I try to get better each game, each summer, each season. – Shaun Alexander

2584. Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. – William Alexander

2585. The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory – death. – William Alexander

2586. Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools. – William Alexander

2587. The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care. – William Alexander

2588. The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more. – Sherman Alexie

2589. All art is exploitation. – Sherman Alexie

2590. All I owe the world is my art. – Sherman Alexie

2591. If I wasn’t writing poems I’d be washing my hands all the time. – Sherman Alexie

2592. My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures. – Sherman Alexie

2593. I would rather exercise than read a newspaper. – Kim Alexis

2594. We are all put in different positions for different reasons. – Kim Alexis

2595. Don’t ever be afraid to step out and do something different. – Kim Alexis

2596. Or region has suffered more than its share of wars. – Saud al-Faisal

2597. I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help. – Mohamed Al-Fayed

2598. I am just a person who is human, down to earth enjoying life… whatever god blesses you with. Enjoying life for me is just normal. – Mohamed Al-Fayed

2599. The most important thing is God’s blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about. – Mohamed Al-Fayed

2600. Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. – Vittorio Alfieri

2601. A usurper always distrusts the whole world. – Vittorio Alfieri

2602. Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence. – Vittorio Alfieri

2603. Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime. – Vittorio Alfieri

2604. First thoughts are not always the best. – Vittorio Alfieri

2605. Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. – Vittorio Alfieri

2606. To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. – Vittorio Alfieri

2607. Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble. – Vittorio Alfieri

2608. Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. – Vittorio Alfieri

2609. Liars are always most disposed to swear. – Vittorio Alfieri

2610. If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. – Alfonso X

2611. Law is king of all. – Henry Alford

2612. I know not if the dark or bright shall be by lot; if that wherein my hopes delight be best or not. – Henry Alford

2613. We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect. – Hannes Alfven

2614. We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture. – Hannes Alfven

2615. To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science. – Hannes Alfven

2616. There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago. – Hannes Alfven

2617. I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs. – Hannes Alfven

2618. Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy. – Hannes Alfven

2619. The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer. – Horatio Alger

2620. No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls. – Horatio Alger

2621. The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages. – Horatio Alger

2622. Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received. – Horatio Alger

2623. To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it. – William R. Alger

2624. A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason. – William R. Alger

2625. Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth. – William R. Alger

2626. False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis. – William R. Alger

2627. He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men. – William R. Alger

2628. Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason. – William R. Alger

2629. Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind. – William R. Alger

2630. Public opinion is a second conscience. – William R. Alger

2631. After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. – William R. Alger

2632. The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little. – William R. Alger

2633. What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny. – William R. Alger

2634. Words of love, are works of love. – William R. Alger

2635. The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire. – William R. Alger

2636. I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday. – Nelson Algren

2637. Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. – Nelson Algren

2638. Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. – Nelson Algren

2639. Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. – Nelson Algren

2640. The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. – Nelson Algren

2641. The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy – yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible. – Nelson Algren

2642. Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose. – Nelson Algren

2643. If we have only one that can govern, and we chose him… does that mean we’re not democratic? – Ahmed Ali

2644. I just feel happy to be in America, like I said, it’s the most beautiful country in the world. – Ahmed Ali

2645. All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything. – Ahmed Ali

2646. Every time I went on TV I got a threat. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2647. When a ‘Life of Brian’ comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2648. They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant. They gave us a chance to participate in this country’s life and I took it. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2649. If we don’t take effective measures now, the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2650. If such a young nation as the U.S. could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2651. I would rather clean than beg. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2652. I confront the European elite’s self-image as tolerant ‘while under their noses women are living like slaves. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2653. Avoiding offense means that we don’t accept each other as equals. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2654. I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

2655. When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble. – Muhammad Ali

2656. When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace. – Muhammad Ali

2657. If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. – Muhammad Ali

2658. Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you. – Muhammad Ali

2659. What keeps me going is goals. – Muhammad Ali

2660. It’s not bragging if you can back it up. – Muhammad Ali

2661. It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. – Muhammad Ali

2662. It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am. – Muhammad Ali

2663. Old age is just a record of one’s whole life. – Muhammad Ali

2664. If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. – Muhammad Ali

2665. My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world. – Muhammad Ali

2666. I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them. – Muhammad Ali

2667. I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. – Muhammad Ali

2668. I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round. – Muhammad Ali

2669. I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on. – Muhammad Ali

2670. I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. – Muhammad Ali

2671. I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. – Muhammad Ali

2672. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. – Muhammad Ali

2673. The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. – Muhammad Ali

2674. There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win. – Muhammad Ali

2675. To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich. – Muhammad Ali

2676. Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. – Muhammad Ali

2677. It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. – Muhammad Ali

2678. We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last. – Muhammad Ali

2679. There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people. – Muhammad Ali

2680. My toughest fight was with my first wife. – Muhammad Ali

2681. The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali

2682. I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want. – Muhammad Ali

2683. No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room. – Muhammad Ali

2684. Superman don’t need no seat belt. – Muhammad Ali

2685. Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. – Muhammad Ali

2686. Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali

2687. Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths. – Muhammad Ali

2688. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. – Muhammad Ali

2689. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. – Muhammad Ali

2690. It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Muhammad Ali

2691. I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free. – Muhammad Ali

2692. A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali

2693. A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali

2694. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. – Muhammad Ali

2695. Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up. – Muhammad Ali

2696. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. – Muhammad Ali

2697. Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life. – Muhammad Ali

2698. Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali

2699. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. – Muhammad Ali

2700. Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. – Muhammad Ali

2701. I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

2702. Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. – Muhammad Ali

2703. I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over – like the Kennedys down in Washington. – Muhammad Ali

2704. I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. – Muhammad Ali

2705. I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. – Muhammad Ali

2706. I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own. – Muhammad Ali

2707. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

2708. Working with Bill Cosby was incredible. I was lucky to be a part of that. – Tatyana Ali

2709. Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery? – Tatyana Ali

2710. Videos are more like photography. It’s not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images. – Tatyana Ali

2711. Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn’t even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents. – Tatyana Ali

2712. Will Smith said if I ever need some help, he was there for me. – Tatyana Ali

2713. I’m going to go to school. It doesn’t matter what the outcome is as long as I did it. I can say I did it. – Tatyana Ali

2714. I’m doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It’s my first LA theater project. – Tatyana Ali

2715. I was only 11 when we filmed the pilot. The idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn’t heard of. – Tatyana Ali

2716. I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school. – Tatyana Ali

2717. I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it. – Tatyana Ali

2718. I even lived on campus to get the college experience. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with them while I’m on the road. – Tatyana Ali

2719. Combine that with the fact that we only had one week to get everything taken care of and to get to know one another, whereas most shows get two weeks. It looked like we would never have a chance. – Tatyana Ali

2720. Being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me. – Tatyana Ali

2721. Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild. – Dante Alighieri

2722. I love to doubt as well as know. – Dante Alighieri

2723. O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault! – Dante Alighieri

2724. No one thinks of how much blood it costs. – Dante Alighieri

2725. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alighieri

2726. In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. – Dante Alighieri

2727. If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought. – Dante Alighieri

2728. I wept not, so to stone within I grew. – Dante Alighieri

2729. Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. – Dante Alighieri

2730. Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground. – Dante Alighieri

2731. Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal. – Dante Alighieri

2732. He listens well who takes notes. – Dante Alighieri

2733. From a little spark may burst a flame. – Dante Alighieri

2734. Beauty awakens the soul to act. – Dante Alighieri

2735. All hope abandon, ye who enter here! – Dante Alighieri

2736. A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark. – Dante Alighieri

2737. Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. – Dante Alighieri

2738. Follow your own star! – Dante Alighieri

2739. Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. – Dante Alighieri

2740. Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always. – Dante Alighieri

2741. The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise. – Dante Alighieri

2742. Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction. – Dante Alighieri

2743. Will cannot be quenched against its will. – Dante Alighieri

2744. The secret of getting things done is to act! – Dante Alighieri

2745. The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is. – Dante Alighieri

2746. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. – Dante Alighieri

2747. The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come. – Dante Alighieri

2748. Small projects need much more help than great. – Dante Alighieri

2749. You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man’s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs. – Dante Alighieri

2750. There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. – Dante Alighieri

2751. Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have. – Saul Alinsky

2752. The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. – Saul Alinsky

2753. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. – Saul Alinsky

2754. Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. – Saul Alinsky

2755. Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. – Saul Alinsky

2756. Last guys don’t finish nice. – Saul Alinsky

2757. History is a relay of revolutions. – Saul Alinsky

2758. Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. – Saul Alinsky

2759. Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. – Saul Alinsky

2760. A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family. – Saul Alinsky

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2761. We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it. – Saul Alinsky

2762. I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct. – Samuel Alito

2763. Private religious speech can’t be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech. – Samuel Alito

2764. If I’m confirmed, I’ll be myself. – Samuel Alito

2765. I’m not any kind of a bigot, I’m not. – Samuel Alito

2766. I think that Congress’ ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary. – Samuel Alito

2767. I have been a judge for 15 years and I’ve made up my own mind during all that time. – Samuel Alito

2768. A judge can’t have any preferred outcome in any particular case. The judge’s only obligation – and it’s a solemn obligation – is to the rule of law. – Samuel Alito

2769. I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion. – Samuel Alito

2770. Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. – Alphonse Allais

2771. Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank. – Alphonse Allais

2772. It’s better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies. – David Allan

2773. I’ll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I’ll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you’re sure that I’m the one. – Gary Allan

2774. You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. – Gary Allan

2775. We sat around and I fed them barbecue and whiskey. And pretty soon everyone started to compete with each other on the guitars. It seemed the more everyone drank and ate, the more everyone got into it. – Gary Allan

2776. Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride. – Gary Allan

2777. Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. – Gary Allan

2778. Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter. – William Allan

2779. I will be a historical painter. – William Allan

2780. When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket. – J Allard

2781. Having wires strewn across your couch and across the floor is a big deal to a lot of people. – J Allard

2782. I don’t worry about great visuals that they showed that weren’t actually running on real hardware. It doesn’t matter. Gamers don’t make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March. – J Allard

2783. Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games. – J Allard

2784. The chips are in production, the machines aren’t. So we’ve got a little bit of work left to do. – J Allard

2785. We didn’t have our online service developed. We had never shipped a console game before as a company. So we were developing a lot of new competencies as a company and assembling a new team. – J Allard

2786. We’re going to do something that’s really unprecedented in the industry by launching the console in all three major markets for the same holiday. It’s never been done before. – J Allard

2787. Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2788. Our theme for this year’s festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2789. Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2790. Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2791. Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2792. I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2793. Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child’s life, growth, and development. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2794. This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2795. During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2796. When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2797. Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2798. With such compelling information, the question is why haven’t we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2799. I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children’s lives in my congressional district. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2800. Head Start is designed to ensure that all children – regardless of their family’s income, race, or ethnic background – are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2801. The lessons of September 11 are that if we allow law enforcement to do their work free of political interference, if we give them adequate resources and modern technologies, we can protect our citizens without intruding on our liberties. – Lucille Roybal Allard

2802. From the employees’ standpoint, in 1935, Social Security was a big gamble. Employees would be required to participate in the program, contributing a percentage of their income for their entire adult working life. – Wayne Allard

2803. I think America is on the right track. – Wayne Allard

2804. I think back a little bit when President Bush was elected President and what kind of economy he inherited from the Clinton administration. The economy was going down. It was not doing well. – Wayne Allard

2805. In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs. – Wayne Allard

2806. The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges. – Wayne Allard

2807. Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict. – Wayne Allard

2808. What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake… spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer’s contribution to culture. – William Albert Allard

2809. In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color. – William Albert Allard

2810. I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges. – William Albert Allard

2811. All I need is my brains, my eyes and my personality, for better or for worse. – William Albert Allard

2812. Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone. – William Albert Allard

2813. You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

2814. What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer. – William Albert Allard

2815. These are facts, these are not imaginary things. – Iyad Allawi

2816. We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America. – Iyad Allawi

2817. Saddam Hussein’s trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money. – Iyad Allawi

2818. We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is. – Iyad Allawi

2819. We are safer, the region is safer, the world is safer without Saddam. – Iyad Allawi

2820. With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country’s infrastructure. – Iyad Allawi

2821. We see an extensive program of dismantling state institutions… These are ingredients for catastrophe. – Iyad Allawi

2822. We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding. – Iyad Allawi

2823. It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers. – Iyad Allawi

2824. We can and must turn this around. If you’re going to kill someone just pull the trigger. – Jim Allchin

2825. We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast. – Jim Allchin

2826. We’re obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself. – Jim Allchin

2827. There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the software that runs on top of it. – Jim Allchin

2828. If you’re going to kill someone there isn’t much reason to get all worked up about it and angry – you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger. – Jim Allchin

2829. Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they’ll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform. – Jim Allchin

2830. When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. – Charles L. Allen

2831. Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up. – Charles L. Allen

2832. Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn’t you reach out for something big? – Charles L. Allen

2833. The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people. – Charles L. Allen

2834. The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road. – Charles L. Allen

2835. Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it. – Charles L. Allen

2836. If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet. – Charles M. Allen

2837. You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you. – Charles M. Allen

2838. The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board, but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same. – Charles M. Allen

2839. Michael Ralph brilliantly plays the street prophet, a West Indian who foreshadows the Harlem riot. – Debbie Allen

2840. Everything has to be well thought out – what do you really need, when can you do with less coverage. – Debbie Allen

2841. I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say ‘this is where I want to be… I want this look. – Debbie Allen

2842. I didn’t need the insurance. I do it again if my DP tells me it didn’t look good in the camera or if the actors didn’t hit their marks. But if everything was working why do it again? – Debbie Allen

2843. I got my dailies every day, although I couldn’t always look at them because I was usually preparing for the next day’s shoot, both as an actress and as the director. – Debbie Allen

2844. I use something that is a real staple in the directing world. It’s called a dance floor. You lay it down so that it’s so smooth you can roll around, and you can put furniture on top of it. It’s seamless and you don’t see it. – Debbie Allen

2845. I’m always moving forward. – Debbie Allen

2846. In scoring we have a lot that was not evident in the shooting. The radio is on all the time. – Debbie Allen

2847. It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage. – Debbie Allen

2848. Even when you have a big budget, you can’t just shoot everything. – Debbie Allen

2849. Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition. I’m glad I got to see what the challenges are, what makes it better. It works wonderfully. – Debbie Allen

2850. The biggest challenge was that we had to shoot so quickly and with such a limited budget. – Debbie Allen

2851. That’s the only way I can control my movie. If you shoot everything, then everything is liable to end up in the movie. If you have a vision, you don’t have to cover every scene. – Debbie Allen

2852. The clothes back in those days were made so much better than clothes are today. They actually took time to make clothes to fit a woman’s body. Today they make clothes that fit sizes, so it stretches to fit this and that. – Debbie Allen

2853. The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the radio. – Debbie Allen

2854. The riot isn’t seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then. – Debbie Allen

2855. There are some scenes that work beautifully in a moving, sweeping master, which is how I like to work. – Debbie Allen

2856. Time management is a big part of the director’s job. – Debbie Allen

2857. You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person? – Debbie Allen

2858. A director just pushes them a little this way or that way. – Debbie Allen

2859. It’s kind of dangerous to cut in the camera, but that’s the only way I know how to direct. – Debbie Allen

2860. But it was not possible to do this movie, in this matter of time, without a solid rehearsal period. – Debbie Allen

2861. As far as pacing the shoot is concerned, I know when I’ve got it. I don’t think there’s any reason to take ten takes unless you need them. – Debbie Allen

2862. The production team’s first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration. – Debbie Allen

2863. But out of limitations comes creativity. – Debbie Allen

2864. While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith. – Ethan Allen

2865. Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason. – Ethan Allen

2866. In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue. – Ethan Allen

2867. Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. – Florence E. Allen

2868. You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary. – Florence E. Allen

2869. You can hardly judge women’s effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders. – Florence E. Allen

2870. Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves. – Florence E. Allen

2871. The nature of the Catilinarian conspiracy was bad and bloody. – Florence E. Allen

2872. The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving. – Florence E. Allen

2873. Owing to the fact that leaders in the women’s groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury. – Florence E. Allen

2874. It will take a long time for women’s effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it. – Florence E. Allen

2875. It’s so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman’s place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home. – Florence E. Allen

2876. I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. – Fred Allen

2877. Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you. – Fred Allen

2878. It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. – Fred Allen

2879. Imitation is the sincerest form of television. – Fred Allen

2880. You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart. – Fred Allen

2881. If I could get my membership fee back, I’d resign from the human race. – Fred Allen

2882. I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy. – Fred Allen

2883. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. – Fred Allen

2884. My uncle is a Southern planter. He’s an undertaker in Alabama. – Fred Allen

2885. I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there. – Fred Allen

2886. I don’t want to own anything that won’t fit into my coffin. – Fred Allen

2887. I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. – Fred Allen

2888. I can’t understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. – Fred Allen

2889. I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and – I can’t remember what the third thing is. – Fred Allen

2890. Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars. – Fred Allen

2891. I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement. – Fred Allen

2892. The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi. – Fred Allen

2893. The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. – Fred Allen

2894. Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners. – Fred Allen

2895. Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great. – Fred Allen

2896. We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. – Fred Allen

2897. What’s on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement. – Fred Allen

2898. The last time I saw him he was walking down lover’s lane holding his own hand. – Fred Allen

2899. Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure. – Fred Allen

2900. The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion. – Fred Allen

2901. My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense. – Fred Allen

2902. The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed. – Fred Allen

2903. Television is the triumph of machine over people. – Fred Allen

2904. Television is a medium because anything well done is rare. – Fred Allen

2905. Television is a device that permits people who haven’t anything to do to watch people who can’t do anything. – Fred Allen

2906. Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. – Fred Allen

2907. Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making. – Fred Allen

2908. Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year. – Fred Allen

2909. A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary. – Fred Allen

2910. An actor’s popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match. – Fred Allen

2911. A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. – Fred Allen

2912. A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen

2913. A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen

2914. A gentleman is any man who wouldn’t hit a woman with his hat on. – Fred Allen

2915. All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. – Fred Allen

2916. Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted. – Fred Allen

2917. An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. – Fred Allen

2918. An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer. – Fred Allen

2919. An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt. – Fred Allen

2920. California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange. – Fred Allen

2921. California is a great place to live if you’re an orange. – Fred Allen

2922. Committee – a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen

2923. During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk. – Fred Allen

2924. Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent. – Fred Allen

2925. A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better. – Fred Allen

2926. Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest. – Frederick Lewis Allen

2927. Everything is more complicated than it looks to most people. – Frederick Lewis Allen

2928. In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America. – George Allen

2929. I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed. – George Allen

2930. I have always advocated for funding and programs that increase our productivity and competitiveness. – George Allen

2931. It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it’s given haven. – George Allen

2932. We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. – George Allen

2933. We’re going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President’s plan in the next few days and weeks and that’s fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue. – George Allen

2934. We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas. – George Allen

2935. The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it’s dangerous. – George Allen

2936. When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half. – Gracie Allen

2937. Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. – Gracie Allen

2938. Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I’ll develop my radio personality. – Gracie Allen

2939. The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow. – Gracie Allen

2940. When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half. – Gracie Allen

2941. This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it’s all checks and no balances. – Gracie Allen

2942. Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages. – Hervey Allen

2943. Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested. – Hervey Allen

2944. In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized. – Hervey Allen

2945. Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded. – Hervey Allen

2946. Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void. – Hervey Allen

2947. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. – Hervey Allen

2948. The only thing you think of is that you are in the middle and that you’ve got to find a way to stop it. – Ivan Allen

2949. Atlanta? I think it’s the greatest city anywhere I know of. – Ivan Allen

2950. The city of Atlanta has always had a good spirit. – Ivan Allen

2951. We didn’t make the mistakes that many other cities did. – Ivan Allen

2952. A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era. – Ivan Allen

2953. The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot. – James Allen

2954. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. – James Allen

2955. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen

2956. Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results. – James Allen

2957. Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – James Allen

2958. When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness. – James Allen

2959. To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. – James Allen

2960. To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. – James Allen

2961. They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure. – James Allen

2962. The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat. – James Allen

2963. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. – James Allen

2964. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. – James Allen

2965. The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. – James Allen

2966. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Allen

2967. The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. – James Allen

2968. No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it. – James Allen

2969. He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. – James Allen

2970. If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are. – James Allen

2971. In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. – James Allen

2972. It is a process of diverting one’s scattered forces into one powerful channel. – James Allen

2973. Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence. – James Allen

2974. Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. – James Allen

2975. No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen

2976. Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. – James Allen

2977. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. – James Allen

2978. The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – James Allen

2979. The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth. – James Allen

2980. As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed. – James Allen

2981. Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony. – James Allen

2982. For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? – James Allen

2983. Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. – James Allen

2984. Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. – James Allen

2985. Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. – James Allen

2986. All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. – James Allen

2987. A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. – James Allen

2988. A man is literally what he thinks. – James Allen

2989. A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings. – James Allen

2990. A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. – James Allen

2991. Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. – James Allen

2992. All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. – James Lane Allen

2993. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. – James Lane Allen

2994. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. – James Lane Allen

2995. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Lane Allen

2996. A man is literally what he thinks. – James Lane Allen

2997. As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen

2998. Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him. – James Lane Allen

2999. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen

3000. The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs. – James Lane Allen

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