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180000 famous quotes part 37 – 36001 to 37000

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180000 famous quotes part 37 – 36001 to 37000

36001. January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow. – Sara Coleridge

36002. I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36003. A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36004. A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36005. A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36006. As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36007. I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36008. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36009. You do not notice changes in what is always before you. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36010. Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36011. There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36012. The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36013. The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36014. The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36015. There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36016. The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36017. To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36018. Total absence of humor renders life impossible. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36019. Writing only leads to more writing. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36020. Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36021. You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36022. You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36023. If I can’t have too many truffles, I’ll do without truffles. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36024. What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36025. It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36026. I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36027. In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36028. In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36029. Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36030. It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36031. January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36032. Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36033. Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36034. My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36035. Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36036. No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36037. On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us – ah! what a dream, to live in that! – the other stifles us at the first breath. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36038. One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36039. Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

36040. These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea. – Schuyler Colfax

36041. When you belong to a minority, you have to be better in order to have the right to be equal. – Christiane Collage

36042. Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world. – Christiane Collage

36043. Every night is a joy; you get an hour and a half of all these hits. It’s a lot of fun. – Phil Collen

36044. That was the most exciting period, I think: at first, when you get the success on that really large scale. – Phil Collen

36045. The big thing that everyone forgets, you’re famous and on TV and everything, but I think there’s something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better. – Phil Collen

36046. We’d played for years to half-empty clubs in England. – Phil Collen

36047. I’m glad that it was so physical and so isolated. – Toni Collette

36048. I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They’re just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It’s kind of untouched, it’s not Americanized. – Toni Collette

36049. Sometimes it was so quiet, it’s frightening. It really prioritizes things. – Toni Collette

36050. Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard. – Toni Collette

36051. We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot – and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it’s like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive. – Toni Collette

36052. Cameron and I actually do wear the same size. It made it very easy for the wardrobe department. – Toni Collette

36053. Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom. – Jeremy Collier

36054. True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable. – Jeremy Collier

36055. Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way. – Jeremy Collier

36056. Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty. – Jeremy Collier

36057. In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. – Jeremy Collier

36058. Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company. – Jeremy Collier

36059. I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. – Jeremy Collier

36060. Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. – Jeremy Collier

36061. Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves. – Jeremy Collier

36062. Belief gets in the way of learning. – Jeremy Collier

36063. A brave mind is always impregnable. – Jeremy Collier

36064. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company. – Jeremy Collier

36065. You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get. – Robert Collier

36066. The first essentials, of course, is to know what you want. – Robert Collier

36067. Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward. – Robert Collier

36068. Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. – Robert Collier

36069. See things as you would have them be instead of as they are. – Robert Collier

36070. Pictures help you to form the mental mold. – Robert Collier

36071. Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier

36072. Supply always comes on the heels of demand. – Robert Collier

36073. Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance. – Robert Collier

36074. The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed. – Robert Collier

36075. The source and center of all man’s creative power… is his power of making images, or the power of imagination. – Robert Collier

36076. There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. – Robert Collier

36077. Vision – It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own. – Robert Collier

36078. Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build. – Robert Collier

36079. People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves. – Robert Collier

36080. You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return. – Robert Collier

36081. See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession. – Robert Collier

36082. Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. – Robert Collier

36083. Your real self – the “I am I” – is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm. – Robert Collier

36084. You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door. – Robert Collier

36085. If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time. – Robert Collier

36086. Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. – Robert Collier

36087. All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point. – Robert Collier

36088. All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money. – Robert Collier

36089. Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted. – Robert Collier

36090. As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it! – Robert Collier

36091. Constant repetition carries conviction. – Robert Collier

36092. Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings. – Robert Collier

36093. Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service. – Robert Collier

36094. If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you. – Robert Collier

36095. If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be. – Robert Collier

36096. In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. – Robert Collier

36097. It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass. – Robert Collier

36098. It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it. – Robert Collier

36099. Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don’t merely dream – but create! – Robert Collier

36100. Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in. – Robert Collier

36101. Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. – Robert Collier

36102. One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one’s mind. – Robert Collier

36103. One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires. – Robert Collier

36104. Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing. – Robert Collier

36105. A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life. – Robin G. Collingwood

36106. What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid. – Robin G. Collingwood

36107. Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. – Robin G. Collingwood

36108. Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue. – Robin G. Collingwood

36109. Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood. – Robin G. Collingwood

36110. I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own. – Anthony Collins

36111. It is not enough to render things equal to the will, that they are equal or alike in themselves. – Anthony Collins

36112. Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood. – Anthony Collins

36113. I want you to do it right as fast as you can, not fast as right as you can. – Arthur Collins

36114. I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I’m here for. – Bootsy Collins

36115. We are all human and I want to relate that message to all people. – Bootsy Collins

36116. Usually when I’m out doing stuff, I’m just out in the wild, doing the wild thing. I don’t really get a chance to just chill out until I come here, in my creative space. – Bootsy Collins

36117. To me, you go through things like that and you learn from it. You add it on to your life, to try to make your life better. Instead of dogging people, learn something from it. And keep stepping. – Bootsy Collins

36118. Nowadays, it’s like two different arenas, recording and touring. When I started way back in the day, doing both was nothing, you didn’t have to think about it, the road and recording. – Bootsy Collins

36119. It’s a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where, whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing as long as you are happy with it, then you know What the Heck! – Bootsy Collins

36120. I’ve thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff, like I used to do a lot of. I don’t wanna do it day in and day out like I used to, but I still wanna do it. – Bootsy Collins

36121. But I’m always trying to plan ahead too and in doing so, and in working on this album, I’ve met a lot people that I hope to be involved with, on their records and in their situations. – Bootsy Collins

36122. I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again, work; with other people, do that kind of thing because I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening, you know, selling records, sold out concerts. – Bootsy Collins

36123. I wanna keep creating those situations for myself so I don’t have to be out front all the time. Then when I do have to be out front, I can do it to the max. – Bootsy Collins

36124. I like being out front, doing what I do, but then I also like playing in a band too. I’d like to do stuff like I did with Deee-lite. I went out and played with them and they were the stars, that was cool. – Bootsy Collins

36125. A roast is like a get-together where people come down and talk about you and dog you out, the way you came up, the knucklehead things that you did, stuff like that. – Bootsy Collins

36126. I guess some of today’s programming has rubbed off on me because I find myself having to set time around for touring, putting that together and then setting time around for recording. – Bootsy Collins

36127. We were brash young fellows’. I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway. The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway. I Just started out real early. – Bootsy Collins

36128. When you’re used to playing with people, when you’re in a band, then you’re used to playing with each other. People nowadays aren’t used to playing with each other because they don’t have to. – Bootsy Collins

36129. But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we’d open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it’s the hippest thing to do. We’re just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up. – Bootsy Collins

36130. Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I’m trying to get that finished. – Bootsy Collins

36131. Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he’s doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he’s had enough of it. – Bootsy Collins

36132. When we got with George, he didn’t care what was happening. He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing. I kinda liked being with George more so at the time, because George let us do what we wanted to do. But I needed both lessons. – Bootsy Collins

36133. When I was coming up, we weren’t trying to get a hit or get paid, we were just trying to do our thing. The only thing we were really trying to do was to be recognized for our originality. – Bootsy Collins

36134. Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day, we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn how to deal with each other. I think that the music and what we do in our actions is what can kind of bring us together, hopefully. – Bootsy Collins

36135. You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it. – Bootsy Collins

36136. Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win. – Doug Collins

36137. If Ted Williams just tip his cap once he could be elected Mayor of Boston in five minutes. – Eddie Collins

36138. I am still shocking people today, and I don’t know why. Is it because I’m a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins. – Jackie Collins

36139. I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can’t put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers. – Jackie Collins

36140. I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre. – Jackie Collins

36141. I think I’m a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. – Jackie Collins

36142. I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip. – Jackie Collins

36143. I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely. – Jackie Collins

36144. Ideas are all around me. If I wasn’t interested in them myself, I don’t think anyone else would be either. – Jackie Collins

36145. I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch. – Jackie Collins

36146. I write synopses after the book is completed. I can’t write it beforehand, because I don’t know what the book’s about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently. – Jackie Collins

36147. I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it’s almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn’t say that because I haven’t been everywhere-and I’m very fond of Perth too! – Jackie Collins

36148. I have this theory that people in Hollywood don’t read. They read ‘Vanity Fair’ and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught. – Jackie Collins

36149. I don’t believe in writing anything that I don’t know about or haven’t researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research. – Jackie Collins

36150. I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they’re getting the real thing. – Jackie Collins

36151. I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series. – Jackie Collins

36152. Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you’ve done in your life and write about that. – Jackie Collins

36153. Brittany Murphy… who knows if she’s going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she’s really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie. – Jackie Collins

36154. Authors change publishers because it’s like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books. – Jackie Collins

36155. All of my books have the potential to become movies, it’s just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie. – Jackie Collins

36156. I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot. – Jackie Collins

36157. Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about. – Jackie Collins

36158. If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do. – Jackie Collins

36159. I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read. – Jackie Collins

36160. You’ve got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old. – Jackie Collins

36161. Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She’s a fabulous character to write about. – Jackie Collins

36162. Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts. – Jackie Collins

36163. The husbands, who sometimes have another family who’s grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled. – Jackie Collins

36164. The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them. – Jackie Collins

36165. People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together. – Jackie Collins

36166. My weakness is wearing too much leopard print. – Jackie Collins

36167. My philosophy is, unless you’re sick and need help, why bother? – Jackie Collins

36168. Who is ready to settle for five minutes when three hours does nicely? – Jackie Collins

36169. The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn’t know that when we began the process. – James Collins

36170. The point of that is, if you look at Walgreen’s history, they’ve always been pioneers in the application of technology. They’re the only drugstore chain that I know to have their own satellite. – James Collins

36171. So my answer is, YES, everyone can find a hedgehog concept. If these companies can do it, anyone can do it. And anybody who says they can’t is simply whining. – James Collins

36172. There’s no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web, but there’s every reason for Gillette to be world class in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost. – James Collins

36173. The way you want to respond is to ask a question: Is this technology directly relevant to our hedgehog concept? If the answer is YES, then we want to become pioneers, not in the technology, but in the application of that technology specifically linked to our hedgehog concept. – James Collins

36174. That the potential to become Level 5 exists in you and me and the people we work with and that it is then a process or a journey to nurture that seed… in a culture by and large that doesn’t reinforce it. – James Collins

36175. If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept. – James Collins

36176. Ha, well you see… this notion of a balanced life, I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to have that… but I can have what I call an integrated life. – James Collins

36177. Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what’s there. – James Collins

36178. And an integrated life is one where you’re able to fit the different pieces of your life together in seamless fashion. – James Collins

36179. A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising. – James Collins

36180. If you can help other people understand those truths – and in my mind, the only way I know to do that is with large scale, multi-year research projects, where you start with a question and then very rigorously and comprehensively answer that question. – James Collins

36181. The answer I have is, you know, there a lot of things you can try to build to last. And what we try to do in our work is to come up with ideas that will last. Ideas that will stand the test of time. – James Collins

36182. And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I – but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn’t much time. – Joan Collins

36183. I don’t buy into you’re on the slag heap when you’re 40 or 50 or 60 or 70 or whatever. – Joan Collins

36184. I don’t believe in dieting. – Joan Collins

36185. I think it has something to do with being British. We don’t take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious attitude. – Joan Collins

36186. I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it’s radio, television, films, theater, I don’t care as long as I can get out there and do it. – Joan Collins

36187. I consider you as old as you look and feel. And in that case I feel – I feel I’m about 39, like Jack Benny. – Joan Collins

36188. Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out. – Joan Collins

36189. But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines. – Joan Collins

36190. Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods. – Joan Collins

36191. And then I wrote my first autobiography when I – well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I’ve written about one book every two years. – Joan Collins

36192. And I think of that again as I’ve written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that – you know, I come from a generation that wasn’t – didn’t have a lot of food. – Joan Collins

36193. And I kissed a lot of frogs as well, but no, I kissed a lot of frogs and now I’ve found my prince. – Joan Collins

36194. I have a lot of male friends. – Joan Collins

36195. Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine. – Joan Collins

36196. And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don’t have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together. – Joan Collins

36197. If life throws you a lemon – make lemonade. – Joan Collins

36198. I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don’t get very much approbation for it. – Joan Collins

36199. Yes, I love playing cartoony characters. Been known for that. – Joan Collins

36200. Well I’ve written four beauty books as well. – Joan Collins

36201. The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it. – Joan Collins

36202. The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer. – Joan Collins

36203. The easiest way to convince my kids that they don’t really need something is to get it for them. – Joan Collins

36204. Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people. – Joan Collins

36205. I’ve never yet met a man who could look after me. I don’t need a husband. What I need is a wife. – Joan Collins

36206. I’m older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that. – Joan Collins

36207. I’m extremely happy in my life. I consider myself to be very blessed. – Joan Collins

36208. I think, Larry, one of the things is I’m a very active person. – Joan Collins

36209. I think dieting is bad for you. – Joan Collins

36210. I think health is another exceedingly important thing. – Joan Collins

36211. I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn’t mean anything in America but is quite nice in England – the Order of the British Empire for services to drama. – Joan Collins

36212. I really feel now like a native New Yorker. And I’m very happy here. – Joan Collins

36213. I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things. – Joan Collins

36214. Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you somebody who has never achieved much. – Joan Collins

36215. Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. – John Churton Collins

36216. Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor. – John Churton Collins

36217. Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers. – John Churton Collins

36218. To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. – John Churton Collins

36219. Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody. – John Churton Collins

36220. If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find. – John Churton Collins

36221. A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult. – John Churton Collins

36222. A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy. – John Churton Collins

36223. In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. – John Churton Collins

36224. Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression. – Judy Collins

36225. I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way. – Judy Collins

36226. I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important. – Judy Collins

36227. I’ve gone through many, many things. I tell you something, that if it doesn’t kill you, you get stronger. – Judy Collins

36228. If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful. – Judy Collins

36229. If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I’ve treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I’ve found that to be a tremendous help. – Judy Collins

36230. It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive. – Judy Collins

36231. Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it’s music or feelings or love. They’re things we can’t really see or touch. They’re not material, but they’re vitally important to us. – Judy Collins

36232. My book ‘Trust Your Heart’, which is the story of my life, will be followed by ‘Singing Lessons’, a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy. – Judy Collins

36233. I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation. – Judy Collins

36234. The powerful men in my life have always believed in me: my husband, my son. – Judy Collins

36235. Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can’t stop. – Judy Collins

36236. When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go… The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back! – Judy Collins

36237. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. – Judy Collins

36238. Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not. – Judy Collins

36239. I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don’t understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable. – Judy Collins

36240. I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. – Judy Collins

36241. I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early ’60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn’t even think of myself as a singer. – Judy Collins

36242. I may like the Blizzard best, of all the songs I have written. – Judy Collins

36243. I have tried, in all the ways I can, to make timeless music. – Judy Collins

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36244. I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live. – Judy Collins

36245. I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can’t tell you specifically what they’ve been in the recent months. In the past they’ve been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they’re more dreams of his presence. – Judy Collins

36246. I don’t think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don’t come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart. – Judy Collins

36247. I don’t know where my songs come from… If I knew, I’d know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane. – Judy Collins

36248. I don’t dream songs. I’m more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs. – Judy Collins

36249. I am thrilled to have been able to put together this new album. I listened to everything I had recorded in the 24 years with Elektra, and then just took all the ones I am mad about. – Judy Collins

36250. I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice! – Judy Collins

36251. For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society’s method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries. – Judy Collins

36252. I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York. – Judy Collins

36253. I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive. – Judy Collins

36254. I have friends who’ve tried suicide many times and haven’t succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives. – Judy Collins

36255. Whenever the competition is sleeping is when I shine. – Kim Collins

36256. Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection. – Kim Collins

36257. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36258. Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36259. Business is more exciting than any game. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36260. Debate is the death of conversation. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36261. Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36262. I bring to my life a certain amount of mess. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36263. Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36264. We may give advice, but not the sense to use it. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36265. What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

36266. Early this morning, I signed my death warrant. – Michael Collins

36267. I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before. – Michael Collins

36268. In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan – my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents. – Phil Collins

36269. In Genesis we saw ourselves as song-writers. After Peter Gabriel left I was the first to say: ‘It’s OK – we can just do instrumentals.’ – Phil Collins

36270. You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it’s finished, is a bit of a disappointment. – Phil Collins

36271. No seriously… when there’s families, you tend to go back to your room after the gig rather than go for a drink with the other guys. But there’s always someone who’s got something going, like the tour manager. – Phil Collins

36272. Often there’s a BA crew, because half the time we stay at the same hotels, especially in Australia. I can remember spending quite a lot of time with crews around the pool there. They always make themselves known to us. – Phil Collins

36273. On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I’m going to say. – Phil Collins

36274. When we’re touring America or Europe, we use our own plane and a great advantage of that is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in. You literally drive up to the plane, get on and then drive off at the other end. – Phil Collins

36275. When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food. – Phil Collins

36276. We stayed in some pretty shabby places in Europe. – Phil Collins

36277. ‘Urban Renewal’ was sweet because I’ve been – unfairly, I would say – plonked in the middle of the road because of a handful of songs. It came at a good time for me, because you do take a bit of a browbeating and, as you get older, you become better at accepting it and realizing why it happens. – Phil Collins

36278. To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don’t want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time. – Phil Collins

36279. It’s always been easy with Mark, he’s a rock fan and we speak the same language. He’s a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months. – Phil Collins

36280. The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail. – Phil Collins

36281. Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted. – Phil Collins

36282. I’ve spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies. – Phil Collins

36283. If Miles Davis hadn’t died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn’t much else that would have got me into the studio… although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination. – Phil Collins

36284. The world is in your hands, now use it. – Phil Collins

36285. I’ll have the music, and then I’ll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody. – Phil Collins

36286. I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis. – Phil Collins

36287. I do that in whatever language of the country I’m in, because the audience appreciate it. – Phil Collins

36288. Each thing leapfrogs. I do a Genesis project – like now, we’re just finishing off an album – and then by the time the album is doing its thing, I could do nothing or I could do a film. – Phil Collins

36289. Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours. – Phil Collins

36290. I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me. I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely. – Phil Collins

36291. I can’t remember much about the early flights, except that it was ages before we got into First Class. – Phil Collins

36292. I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night’s show. If there’s one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice. I spend half an hour there and then I eat, because I can’t eat later than four o’clock. Then I go for a soundcheck. That’s my day. – Phil Collins

36293. I’m just trying to do things that are interesting for me. – Phil Collins

36294. I’m not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn’t be bad but that’s not the aim. I’m just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I’ve not been before. – Phil Collins

36295. I’m writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I’ve brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. – Phil Collins

36296. And I would like to marry and have more children. I would like to try and do it right. – Phil Collins

36297. Another time, we had three days off in Australia, so we went out of our way to fly to Ayres Rock. – Phil Collins

36298. I’m sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that. It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. – Phil Collins

36299. I’m usually going to make a record, finish a record, start a record or start a tour or between tours. – Phil Collins

36300. I know it shouldn’t make a difference, but crossing the dateline, we weren’t sure what day it was – it was very strange. Now, I seem to cope with it better. – Phil Collins

36301. I might be in an airport, late or angry with a ticket person, and I’m going to sort of check myself, because part of me is seen as Eric Camden. We all need as much help as we can get. It’s a role model to me as much as to anybody else. – Stephen Collins

36302. I spent 26 years in the business without ever knowing what I was doing a month from now. – Stephen Collins

36303. The process of doing plays will make you an actor. – Stephen Collins

36304. In Hawaii, we go to this wonderful place, all families. My wife and I go directly from breakfast to a beach chair where we read all day. My daughter goes from water to pool to running around with friends she meets, some of whom are regulars there. – Stephen Collins

36305. I’d be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right. – Stephen Collins

36306. I’m working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft, but it’s hard to write while doing 7th Heaven. – Stephen Collins

36307. I’m from the US of A. Born in Des Moines, raised in the New York suburbs. – Stephen Collins

36308. Don’t try to start a career in LA, unless money is all you’re interested in. – Stephen Collins

36309. I took the role because it’s rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer. – Stephen Collins

36310. Part of the beauty of the show in a way is that he’s not perfect, but you can always count on him to do the right thing in a pinch. That’s why he inspires people and inspires me. – Stephen Collins

36311. There are many exceptions, but New York is a great place to start a career. – Stephen Collins

36312. I go to St. Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church. – Stephen Collins

36313. You need to develop, somehow, a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself, because there’s a lot of rejection throughout an actor’s life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else. – Stephen Collins

36314. I can’t come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won’t be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set. – Stephen Collins

36315. There starts to be an overlap between you and the character. – Stephen Collins

36316. But I loved the script to 7th Heaven and couldn’t say no. It made me laugh and cry, and I was hooked. I’d love to know who turned it down, because I’m sure at least one other actor did. But I’m glad he did, whoever it was. – Stephen Collins

36317. Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won’t develop your acting chops. – Stephen Collins

36318. Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He’s fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He’s very shy but has very strong opinions. He’s into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting. – Stephen Collins

36319. I have an almost seven year old… I think it’s essential to be consistent with kids. And truthful, without scaring them. I could go on for hours on this one. – Stephen Collins

36320. The script was just the best I’d read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn’t expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it. – Stephen Collins

36321. Writing a book is such a full-time job. If you’re away for a few days, you have to start again. – Stephen Collins

36322. When you put a group of actors together who get along, and we have since day one, they don’t become like their roles. What tends to happen is their age disappears and they all deal with each other as friends. – Stephen Collins

36323. Well I’m a longtime AOL subscriber and I love the whole thing. I’m an email junkie and I love the internet, though 7th Heaven doesn’t give me much free time to surf these days. – Stephen Collins

36324. I don’t think this show would have come to me 10 years ago. It continues to be this wonderful miracle. – Stephen Collins

36325. Like the canary in the coal mine, the climate changes already evident in the Arctic are a call to action. – Susan Collins

36326. We can never fully repay the debt of our proud nation to those who have laid down their lives for our country. The best we can do is honor their memory, ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain, and help provide for their families. – Susan Collins

36327. These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations. – Susan Collins

36328. Soaring prescription drug costs have placed a tremendous strain on family budgets. They have also imposed a heavy burden on employers – both public and private – who are struggling to provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers. – Susan Collins

36329. It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs of military women and ensure they receive proper care during the first year following childbirth. – Susan Collins

36330. In light of the attacks on mass transit systems in other countries, shouldn’t we be beefing up?… Clearly more could be done. – Susan Collins

36331. I’m pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration’s position has been ambiguous. – Susan Collins

36332. Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service. – Susan Collins

36333. Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind. – Wilkie Collins

36334. Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; ‘Tis virtue makes the bliss, where’er we dwell. – Wilkie Collins

36335. I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income. – Wilkie Collins

36336. I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is – the enormous prosperity of Fools. – Wilkie Collins

36337. It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light. – Wilkie Collins

36338. The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild. – Wilkie Collins

36339. This is the story of what a Woman’s patience can endure, and what a Man’s resolution can achieve. – Wilkie Collins

36340. The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time. – Wilkie Collins

36341. Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity’s self be dead. – William Collins

36342. Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can’t see what’s underneath. – William Collins

36343. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung. – William Collins

36344. How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country’s wishes blest! – William Collins

36345. I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader’s defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more. – William Collins

36346. In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong. – William Collins

36347. Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don’t call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing. – William Collins

36348. When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It’s like do-it-yourself dentistry. – William Collins

36349. Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior. – William Collins

36350. Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don’t make eye contact, the guys won’t come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled. – Silvia Colloca

36351. I’m quite shy, so if there’s a guy I like, I actually ignore him because I can’t speak to him. I get all red and sweaty, and it’s embarrassing. – Silvia Colloca

36352. When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means. – Carlo Collodi

36353. A boy’s appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear. – Carlo Collodi

36354. Pinocchio, spurred on by the hope of finding his father and of being in time to save him, swam all night long. – Carlo Collodi

36355. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm. – Carlo Collodi

36356. How ridiculous I was as a Marionette! And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy! – Carlo Collodi

36357. How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child. – Carlo Collodi

36358. Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy. – Carlo Collodi

36359. A thousand woodpeckers flew in through the window and settled themselves on Pinocchio’s nose. – Carlo Collodi

36360. At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader’s head. With a third, he landed on the stage. – Carlo Collodi

36361. Says he, ‘I am a handsome man, but I’m a gay deceiver’. – George Colman

36362. Praise the bridge that carried you over. – George Colman

36363. On their own merits modest men are dumb. – George Colman

36364. Mum’s the word. – George Colman

36365. And what ‘s impossible can’t be, And never, never comes to pass. – George Colman

36366. Like two single gentlemen rolled into one. – George Colman

36367. A man usually falls in love with a woman who asks the kinds of questions he is able to answer. – Ronald Colman

36368. Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit – or maybe you should think about admitting – that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq. – Alan Colmes

36369. Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say. – Alan Colmes

36370. The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process. – Barbara Colorose

36371. If kids come to educators and teachers from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. – Barbara Colorose

36372. What is important for kids to learn is that no matter how much money they have, earn, win, or inherit, they need to know how to spend it, how to save it, and how to give it to others in need. This is what handling money is about, and this is why we give kids an allowance. – Barbara Coloroso

36373. Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do. – Barbara Coloroso

36374. Given the choice, children who don’t want for anything will not save… We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it. – Barbara Coloroso

36375. I’d walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon. – Charles Colson

36376. Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion. – Charles Colson

36377. Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity. – Charles Colson

36378. The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it. – Charles W. Colson

36379. I can work for the Lord in or out of prison. – Charles W. Colson

36380. I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior,” he said. “You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends. – Chuck Colson

36381. Deep Throat is a guy who could have your files and mine in his trust. – Chuck Colson

36382. It’s just what it is. It just all happened in my stride. – Jessi Colter

36383. I see some some of these other guys, and they’re wearing the hats and the jackets and saying the words and they’re relating and they’re picking. But there’s something missing. – Jessi Colter

36384. I’m having a good time watching Shooter. He’s a good kid. He’s been a good son to me. He has never failed. – Jessi Colter

36385. What I felt is the same kind of love I felt between Waylon and his audience. And that’s what I miss. – Jessi Colter

36386. Mother was a great force in her area of evangelism. – Jessi Colter

36387. It’s part of what I do at my piano – the hymns. And then I write. – Jessi Colter

36388. If I stopped writing and being at my piano, I wouldn’t know how to live. It’s your best friend. – Jessi Colter

36389. I’d always been on the giving end of music and creating. – Jessi Colter

36390. I’m very happy. I was little scared because it’s such a big bite. – Jessi Colter

36391. There’s just no vision. You have no ground, no vision. – Jessi Colter

36392. The fact that this is getting released, and people are just now hearing it, kind of tickles me. This is just awesome that the media is excited to talk to me and find out what’s happening. – Jessi Colter

36393. Music is important. – Jessi Colter

36394. In our depths, I think we all feel very small in relation to the greater universe and God. – Jessi Colter

36395. That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time. – Charles Caleb Colton

36396. Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. – Charles Caleb Colton

36397. The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. – Charles Caleb Colton

36398. It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. – Charles Caleb Colton

36399. Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. – Charles Caleb Colton

36400. Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others. – Charles Caleb Colton

36401. Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. – Charles Caleb Colton

36402. Life isn’t like a book. Life isn’t logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess. – Charles Caleb Colton

36403. Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. – Charles Caleb Colton

36404. Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. – Charles Caleb Colton

36405. Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. – Charles Caleb Colton

36406. It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. – Charles Caleb Colton

36407. Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance. – Charles Caleb Colton

36408. In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it. – Charles Caleb Colton

36409. In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good. – Charles Caleb Colton

36410. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. – Charles Caleb Colton

36411. If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city. – Charles Caleb Colton

36412. If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours. – Charles Caleb Colton

36413. If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition. – Charles Caleb Colton

36414. Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say. – Charles Caleb Colton

36415. Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another. – Charles Caleb Colton

36416. Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. – Charles Caleb Colton

36417. Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. – Charles Caleb Colton

36418. Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing. – Charles Caleb Colton

36419. Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. – Charles Caleb Colton

36420. Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. – Charles Caleb Colton

36421. Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip. – Charles Caleb Colton

36422. Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. – Charles Caleb Colton

36423. Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead. – Charles Caleb Colton

36424. Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. – Charles Caleb Colton

36425. Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another. – Charles Caleb Colton

36426. None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. – Charles Caleb Colton

36427. No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. – Charles Caleb Colton

36428. The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end. – Charles Caleb Colton

36429. Mystery is not profoundness. – Charles Caleb Colton

36430. Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder. – Charles Caleb Colton

36431. Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live. – Charles Caleb Colton

36432. Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. – Charles Caleb Colton

36433. We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them. – Charles Caleb Colton

36434. When you have nothing to say, say nothing. – Charles Caleb Colton

36435. When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good. – Charles Caleb Colton

36436. Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more. – Charles Caleb Colton

36437. We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. – Charles Caleb Colton

36438. We ask advice, but we mean approbation. – Charles Caleb Colton

36439. War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. – Charles Caleb Colton

36440. Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind. – Charles Caleb Colton

36441. True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. – Charles Caleb Colton

36442. Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false. – Charles Caleb Colton

36443. We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. – Charles Caleb Colton

36444. True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. – Charles Caleb Colton

36445. The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. – Charles Caleb Colton

36446. There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it. – Charles Caleb Colton

36447. To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. – Charles Caleb Colton

36448. The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. – Charles Caleb Colton

36449. The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. – Charles Caleb Colton

36450. The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. – Charles Caleb Colton

36451. The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. – Charles Caleb Colton

36452. The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. – Charles Caleb Colton

36453. The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. – Charles Caleb Colton

36454. I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent. – Charles Caleb Colton

36455. The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. – Charles Caleb Colton

36456. He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are. – Charles Caleb Colton

36457. There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. – Charles Caleb Colton

36458. There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. – Charles Caleb Colton

36459. There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them. – Charles Caleb Colton

36460. There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. – Charles Caleb Colton

36461. Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds. – Charles Caleb Colton

36462. Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm. – Charles Caleb Colton

36463. To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. – Charles Caleb Colton

36464. The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down. – Charles Caleb Colton

36465. Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. – Charles Caleb Colton

36466. Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance. – Charles Caleb Colton

36467. Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost. – Charles Caleb Colton

36468. Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us – never cease to instruct – never cloy. – Charles Caleb Colton

36469. Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. – Charles Caleb Colton

36470. Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. – Charles Caleb Colton

36471. Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person. – Charles Caleb Colton

36472. Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase. – Charles Caleb Colton

36473. If a horse has four legs, and I’m riding it, I think I can win. – Charles Caleb Colton

36474. Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. – Charles Caleb Colton

36475. Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. – Charles Caleb Colton

36476. Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. – Charles Caleb Colton

36477. Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never. – Charles Caleb Colton

36478. Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. – Charles Caleb Colton

36479. Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route. – Charles Caleb Colton

36480. He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place. – Charles Caleb Colton

36481. He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still. – Charles Caleb Colton

36482. He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men’s heads. – Charles Caleb Colton

36483. Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console. – Charles Caleb Colton

36484. To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. – Charles Caleb Colton

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36485. There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence. – Charles Caleb Colton

36486. To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us – when we succeed, it betrays us. – Charles Caleb Colton

36487. You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere. – John Coltrane

36488. I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music. – John Coltrane

36489. All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws. – John Coltrane

36490. Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station. – Robbie Coltrane

36491. I’ve already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don’t have to be on set and counting beans. – Robbie Coltrane

36492. Crows are incredibly smart. They can be taught five things on the drop. – Robbie Coltrane

36493. That’s the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You’re left, stuck, in the studio. And that’s a shame. You’re making a movie. You don’t want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie – to move. – Robbie Coltrane

36494. I just get the same stuff as I did before, but the price tag is much higher. – Robbie Coltrane

36495. I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number of people who bought the books, but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond. Never in a million years. – Robbie Coltrane

36496. I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having. – Robbie Coltrane

36497. I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything’s a bit brighter and more in focus. – Robbie Coltrane

36498. I mean, I’m obviously not one of those people who’s so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room. I didn’t become a star overnight. – Robbie Coltrane

36499. I sometimes worry that all the beautiful things have been made. – Robbie Coltrane

36500. I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train. – Robbie Coltrane

36501. And I think he’s been very keen to do that. – Robbie Coltrane

36502. I’ve got two young kids. I don’t know what the future holds. – Robbie Coltrane

36503. I’ve signed on for four movies, and I’ll do four. That’s easy. No complications there. – Robbie Coltrane

36504. Is it just me, or is the world full of beautiful women? – Robbie Coltrane

36505. It was quite instant that he wanted Harry’s approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It’s a great turnabout. That’s what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it’s quite shocking when they do. – Robbie Coltrane

36506. It’s hell with that big beard and stuff. That’s the one bit I don’t like. Either you take out at lunch or you don’t eat. So I opted not to eat, ’cause having to put it on twice is horrific. – Robbie Coltrane

36507. My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there’s an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you’ve been a difficult teenager. – Robbie Coltrane

36508. See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work. – Robbie Coltrane

36509. Ninety percent of people’s nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out. – Robbie Coltrane

36510. When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that’s one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave. – Robbie Coltrane

36511. What you do is get the right director and the right screenwriter and the right cast. It’s a fantastic job. – Robbie Coltrane

36512. The person who comes up to you and makes the most noise and is the most intrusive is invariably the person in the room who has no respect for you at all, and it’s really all about them. – Robbie Coltrane

36513. Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it. – Robbie Coltrane

36514. The backgrounds in Lord of the Rings are all explained. – Robbie Coltrane

36515. These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished. – Christopher Columbus

36516. Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. – Christopher Columbus

36517. Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys. – Christopher Columbus

36518. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. – Christopher Columbus

36519. Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. – Christopher Columbus

36520. Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long. – Christopher Columbus

36521. No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. – Christopher Columbus

36522. I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass. – Christopher Columbus

36523. I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. – Christopher Columbus

36524. I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues. – Christopher Columbus

36525. I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses. – Christopher Columbus

36526. Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier. – Christopher Columbus

36527. For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. – Christopher Columbus

36528. For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear. – Christopher Columbus

36529. I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. – Christopher Columbus

36530. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. – Christopher Columbus

36531. By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. – Christopher Columbus

36532. But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them. – Christopher Columbus

36533. After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. – Christopher Columbus

36534. Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. – Christopher Columbus

36535. He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech. – John Colville

36536. I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music. – Shawn Colvin

36537. There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed. – Shawn Colvin

36538. I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. – Shawn Colvin

36539. I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there’s not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other. – Shawn Colvin

36540. Cynicism is tough. A cynic’s point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I’m fairly healthy, it’s hard to stay dismal for very long. – Shawn Colvin

36541. One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can’t. – Shawn Colvin

36542. There are no strangers on Christmas Eve. – Adele Comandini

36543. I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet. – Nadia Comaneci

36544. As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport. – Nadia Comaneci

36545. Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win. – Nadia Comaneci

36546. My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment. – Nadia Comaneci

36547. I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives. – Nadia Comaneci

36548. We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests. – Nadia Comaneci

36549. I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment. – Nadia Comaneci

36550. I ended up in the US for a month or so, before moving to Montreal with some Romanian friends. – Nadia Comaneci

36551. You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people. – Nadia Comaneci

36552. One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989. – Nadia Comaneci

36553. Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition. – Nadia Comaneci

36554. Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989. – Nadia Comaneci

36555. My parents were very loving, but disciplinarians. – Nadia Comaneci

36556. I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age. – Nadia Comaneci

36557. I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6. – Nadia Comaneci

36558. He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage. – George Combe

36559. The interval allowed was only five minutes, at the end of which I resumed the lecture; but so refreshing was the effects of the brief rest and, above all, the admission of pure air, that during the second hour the attention was as completely sustained as during the first. – George Combe

36560. I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air. – George Combe

36561. Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest. – George Combe

36562. The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world. – George Combe

36563. I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed. – George Combe

36564. The same practice was continued every evening through the whole course, and with the same success. Many individuals expressed their gratification at having discovered such simple means of relieving the tedium of a long discourse. – George Combe

36565. They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense. – George Combe

36566. We used to speak familiarly of an agent, now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence, and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new. – George Combe

36567. While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland. – George Combe

36568. And if these be unprincipled agents who scruple at nothing, he will be a bold man who will deny that there are always to be found men at the bar who lend their services most cordially to back and support these agents in their most desperate cases. – George Combe

36569. When you become a mom you just learn how to function sleep deprived and you do get used to it. I came back to work when Finley was three months old and the first few months were rough. Then somehow you learn to exist on no sleep and now when he does upon occasion sleep through the night, which is like a full six hours, you’re pretty sure he’s suffocating. So you don’t sleep anyway. – Holly Marie Combs

36570. I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus. The doctors weren’t sure I’d be able to reproduce. I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived. – Holly Marie Combs

36571. I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn’t want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea. – Holly Marie Combs

36572. My mother’s very proud of the name she gave me. She thought it sounded rhythmically better. It doesn’t really make a difference to me what people call me, but since my mother calls me Holly Marie when she’s angry, I prefer just my first name. – Holly Marie Combs

36573. To stop smoking was actually really easy because I had already started to cut down. My husband is asthmatic, and he just can’t for the life of him imagine why anybody would put smoke in their mouth, so he really helped me to start cutting down. – Holly Marie Combs

36574. Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don’t let anyone take it away from you, ever. – Holly Marie Combs

36575. There are tons of people I’d like to freeze for all of eternity, but we won’t go into that! – Holly Marie Combs

36576. I always try to make my characters people, and yet I always want to entertain. – Jeffrey Combs

36577. I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naivete and opportunity. – Jeffrey Combs

36578. Writing has never been a driving force within me. – Jeffrey Combs

36579. Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, “Who do you think you are?” – Ray Combs

36580. You know, I’ve done this show for six years, and this could be the first time that I had a person that actually got no points, and I think it’s a damn fine way to go out. I thought I was a loser until you walked up here; you made me feel like a man. – Ray Combs

36581. I’m real excited about being on CBS and hosting this show. I have been studying all of the great CBS shows. I think I’m prepared, so if you’re ready, let’s have the first item up for bids. – Ray Combs

36582. Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion. – John Comenius

36583. A meal can be an erotic experience in itself. – Alex Comfort

36584. A women’s greatest asset is her beauty. – Alex Comfort

36585. There are only two guidelines in good sex, Don’t do anything you don’t really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and dont balk them if you can help it. – Alex Comfort

36586. We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition. – Alex Comfort

36587. Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. – Henry Steele Commager

36588. It’s awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman. – Henry Steele Commager

36589. Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive. – Henry Steele Commager

36590. The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. – Henry Steele Commager

36591. The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II. – Barry Commoner

36592. It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance. – Barry Commoner

36593. The methods that EPA introduced after 1970 to reduce air-pollutant emissions worked for a while, but over time have become progressively less effective. – Barry Commoner

36594. The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it. – Barry Commoner

36595. The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die. – Barry Commoner

36596. The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts – even widely known ones – that were outside their limited field of vision. – Barry Commoner

36597. The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists. – Barry Commoner

36598. Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention creates a new surge of economic development. – Barry Commoner

36599. Nothing ever goes away. – Barry Commoner

36600. The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it. – Barry Commoner

36601. My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically – and destructively – demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons. – Barry Commoner

36602. By adopting the control strategy, the nation’s environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth. – Barry Commoner

36603. It is simply economically impossible to require controls that even approach zero emissions. – Barry Commoner

36604. In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards. – Barry Commoner

36605. If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way. – Barry Commoner

36606. Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline – which prevented it from entering the environment. – Barry Commoner

36607. Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art. – Barry Commoner

36608. Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it. – Barry Commoner

36609. As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world – most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world’s poor. – Barry Commoner

36610. The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else. – Barry Commoner

36611. No action is without its side effects. – Barry Commoner

36612. The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists; they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment. – Barry Commoner

36613. What is needed now is a transformation of the major systems of production more profound than even the sweeping post-World War II changes in production technology. – Barry Commoner

36614. What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point – the exclusive right to govern the systems of production. – Barry Commoner

36615. When you fully understand the situation, it is worse than you think. – Barry Commoner

36616. The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities. – Barry Commoner

36617. After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it – removing that advantage for all firms. – Barry Commoner

36618. Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries along on its flood all created things and drowns them in the depths of obscurity. – Anna Comnena

36619. We also own a little boat and I’m like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day. – Perry Como

36620. The business has changed greatly since my day. – Perry Como

36621. That I can’t relate to today’s music or morals doesn’t make either necessarily bad. Just different. I leave the judgements to others. – Perry Como

36622. But when they needed love or help or had a problem of any kind, they could always go to Roselle because she was always there for them. That was not always the case with me. – Perry Como

36623. Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house, slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise. Time goes by so quickly. Sometimes everything seems so fleeting. – Perry Como

36624. In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain’t exactly bad either. – Perry Como

36625. I worked with the world’s greatest talents and then went home to the world’s greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life. – Perry Como

36626. People have always thought that I wasn’t ambitious. They judged by appearances and were fooled. I was competitive. I wanted success and was willing to work for it. – Perry Como

36627. My only regret in life is that I didn’t spend as much time with my kids as I now wish I had. – Perry Como

36628. For the amount of talent I had – and I couldn’t dance, act, or tell a joke – I enjoyed a tremendous career. – Perry Como

36629. But we do have a golf course near by and I play fairly regularly. – Perry Como

36630. But today, I feel the genuine warmth, the affection, and although I may joke about it, I am touched. – Perry Como

36631. Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today. – Perry Como

36632. Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career – particularly when I was on camera performing – that I had died. – Perry Como

36633. Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me to use my hands and body more. But that was never me. I just breathe and sometimes it doesn’t look as if I’m doing that. – Perry Como

36634. I had 13 weeks off and I would pack up the family and drive to some mountain retreat where we could be together and fish all day. I loved it. I needed it. – Perry Como

36635. Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence. – Arthur H. Compton

36636. It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – ‘In the beginning, God.’ – Arthur H. Compton

36637. If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole. – Arthur Holly Compton

36638. My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd. – Arthur Holly Compton

36639. To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher. – Arthur Holly Compton

36640. There isn’t much to say. I haven’t been at all deedy. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36641. At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36642. Well, of course, people are only human… But it really does not seem much for them to be. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36643. Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36644. There is more difference within the sexes than between them. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36645. My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36646. A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36647. People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36648. There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other. – Ivy Compton-Burnett

36649. The world is the devil’s hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game. – Anthony Comstock

36650. Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. – Auguste Comte

36651. Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? – Auguste Comte

36652. The dead governs the living. – Auguste Comte

36653. Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority. – Barber B. Conable, Jr.

36654. Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision. – Barber B. Conable, Jr.

36655. I don’t think it’s the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision. – Barber B. Conable, Jr.

36656. Women do two thirds of the world’s work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world’s income and own less than one percent of the world’s property. They are among the poorest of the world’s poor. – Barber B. Conable, Jr.

36657. Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. – James Bryant Conant

36658. Every vital organization owes its birth and life to an exciting and daring idea. – James Bryant Conant

36659. Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James Bryant Conant

36660. Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface. – James Bryant Conant

36661. Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces, while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers. – Joe Conason

36662. We live in an instant-coffee world. Sometimes real-world solutions take a little longer. – Mike Conaway

36663. I’d cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once. – Cesar Conda

36664. Each of us has come to share the same point of view, that a global e-marketplace is absolutely essential if we are to drive new levels of efficiency for the industry. – Phil Condit

36665. In simple terms, we are aligning our business today with the way we believe future systems are going to be designed, acquired and maintained. – Phil Condit

36666. None of us is as smart as all of us. – Phil Condit

36667. Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value – fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen value and expanding or adding those that enhance value. – Phil Condit

36668. Two quarters doesn’t make a trend, but it’s a heck of a lot better than none. – Phil Condit

36669. We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated – but that’s the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it. – Phil Condit

36670. A scientist is an unlikely character to put at the center of a movie. – Bill Condon

36671. Actually, I loved Chucky. It’s one of the strangest movies I’ve ever seen. – Bill Condon

36672. And Kinsey thought that anybody who defined themselves based on their sexual acts was limiting themselves. – Bill Condon

36673. Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone’s sexuality is unique. – Bill Condon

36674. I know a little more about Kinsey than I know about sex because that is his subject not mine. – Bill Condon

36675. I do think that’s so much a part of what being a director is – in working with actors – to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs to get to where he wants to be. – Bill Condon

36676. But the imposition of morality onto science, – where it does not belong – has become rampant in recent years. – Bill Condon

36677. First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the movie business at that time, no one had Mexican maids. – Bill Condon

36678. We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that’s inside all of us. – Bill Condon

36679. Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church. – Bill Condon

36680. Kinsey was six foot five, and he had this leader of men quality. – Bill Condon

36681. Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion. – Bill Condon

36682. Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments of feelings of persecution. – Bill Condon

36683. Kinsey kick started a lot in shocking people with how much homosexual activity there is. – Bill Condon

36684. One of the people that became a major source was Clarence Tripp who worked with Kinsey. – Bill Condon

36685. Our relationships, relationships between adults, how all those pieces fit together – that’s the most complicated thing we all face. – Bill Condon

36686. Problems emerge and some people try to sweep them under the rug. – Bill Condon

36687. Kinsey himself collected absolutely everything. – Bill Condon

36688. We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in Whale among a genre crowd. – Bill Condon

36689. I think it would be fun to write about movies again. – Bill Condon

36690. When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years – which are the gay movement and the women’s movement – I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those. – Bill Condon

36691. While that wasn’t first and foremost in my mind, you can’t get into this without being struck, on one side, by how far we’ve come, and then the other side, by how little things have changed. – Bill Condon

36692. There’s no question that Whale’s movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful. – Bill Condon

36693. It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives. – Bill Condon

36694. In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids. – Bill Condon

36695. I’m a horrible public speaker. – Bill Condon

36696. I think that finding a way into somebody’s life that’s sort of off from a side angle can tell you more about that person than a greatest hits approach. – Bill Condon

36697. I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, because people’s lives don’t have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying. – Bill Condon

36698. It’s an odd thing to go to New York to shoot a movie that is set in Indiana. – Bill Condon

36699. I wanted to make connections between Whale’s past and present. – Bill Condon

36700. Someday we may have as many followers as the harpsichord. – Eddie Condon

36701. As it enters the ear, does it come in like broken glass or does it come in like honey? – Eddie Condon

36702. Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. – Marquis de Condorcet

36703. I hope to see the bringing together of all the best educated people of the earth into a worldwide Congress of Scientists. – Marquis de Condorcet

36704. Clemens and Maddux have defined our era, I believe. And Randy Johnson is right behind them and still going. – David Cone

36705. There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone. – Fairfax Cone

36706. Advertising is what you do when you can’t go see somebody. That’s all it is. – Fairfax Cone

36707. The inventory goes down the elevator every night. – Fairfax Cone

36708. Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her. – James Hal Cone

36709. Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence. – James Hal Cone

36710. We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. – Confucius

36711. When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. – Confucius

36712. You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius

36713. Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? – Confucius

36714. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

36715. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

36716. When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge. – Confucius

36717. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

36718. I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being. – Confucius

36719. I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability. – Confucius

36720. If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. – Confucius

36721. If we don’t know life, how can we know death? – Confucius

36722. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? – Confucius

36723. If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. – Confucius

36724. When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius

36725. Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known. – Confucius

36726. Heaven means to be one with God. – Confucius

36727. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. – Confucius

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36728. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius

36729. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius

36730. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

36731. Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! – Confucius

36732. Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. – Confucius

36733. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. – Confucius

36734. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius

36735. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius

36736. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. – Confucius

36737. An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. – Confucius

36738. And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. – Confucius

36739. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. – Confucius

36740. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

36741. I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. – Confucius

36742. Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. – Confucius

36743. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – Confucius

36744. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

36745. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. – Confucius

36746. Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. – Confucius

36747. He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. – Confucius

36748. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. – Confucius

36749. He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. – Confucius

36750. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. – Confucius

36751. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

36752. To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. – Confucius

36753. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance. – Confucius

36754. The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. – Confucius

36755. The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. – Confucius

36756. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. – Confucius

36757. There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

36758. They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius

36759. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius

36760. To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius

36761. The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. – Confucius

36762. To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. – Confucius

36763. To see the right and not to do it is cowardice. – Confucius

36764. Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. – Confucius

36765. Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire. – Confucius

36766. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. – Confucius

36767. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

36768. To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius

36769. The cautious seldom err. – Confucius

36770. When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. – Confucius

36771. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

36772. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius

36773. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

36774. Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. – Confucius

36775. Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius

36776. The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. – Confucius

36777. The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. – Confucius

36778. Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. – Confucius

36779. The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. – Confucius

36780. The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. – Confucius

36781. The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. – Confucius

36782. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

36783. The object of the superior man is truth. – Confucius

36784. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. – Confucius

36785. The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. – Confucius

36786. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius

36787. Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass. – William Congreve

36788. Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study. – William Congreve

36789. A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one. – William Congreve

36790. A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring. – William Congreve

36791. A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant. – William Congreve

36792. Beauty is the lover’s gift. – William Congreve

36793. Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. – William Congreve

36794. Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. – William Congreve

36795. He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views. – William Congreve

36796. Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. – William Congreve

36797. I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections. – William Congreve

36798. I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull. – William Congreve

36799. I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered every where. – William Congreve

36800. If there’s delight in love, ‘Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me. – William Congreve

36801. Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. – William Congreve

36802. In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me. – William Congreve

36803. Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. – William Congreve

36804. Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight. – William Congreve

36805. No, I’m no enemy to learning; it hurts not me. – William Congreve

36806. Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved. – William Congreve

36807. She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises. – William Congreve

36808. There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. – William Congreve

36809. They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom. – William Congreve

36810. They come together like the Coroner’s Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week. – William Congreve

36811. ‘Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman. – William Congreve

36812. To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task. – William Congreve

36813. Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. – William Congreve

36814. Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond. – William Congreve

36815. You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words. – William Congreve

36816. If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable. – William Congreve

36817. If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals. – Robert Conklin

36818. Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present. – Robert Conklin

36819. It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation. – Robert Conklin

36820. People want riches; they need fulfillment. – Robert Conklin

36821. Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance. – Robert Conklin

36822. I have found that most of the things I want from living I must get from people. – Robert Conklin

36823. He will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may. – Roscoe Conkling

36824. Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win. – Roscoe Conkling

36825. Show me a better man. Name one and I am answered; but do not point, as a disqualification, to the very facts which make this man fit beyond all others. – Roscoe Conkling

36826. The election before us will be the Austerlitz of American politics. – Roscoe Conkling

36827. Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt. – Roscoe Conkling

36828. I love working in the theater. – Didi Conn

36829. In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent. – John Connally

36830. When you’re out of office, you can be a statesman. – John Connally

36831. I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to be brought into the Hollywood fantasy. – Jennifer Connelly

36832. Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him. – Jennifer Connelly

36833. Everything changes as a mother. Yes, work has changed. The projects that I choose are even more important to me now. The world he’s growing up in and the kind of stimulus that is out there; they are so precious and I’d do anything to protect him. – Jennifer Connelly

36834. Growing up, being watched from the outside… it’s kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can’t, it’s not in my nature. – Jennifer Connelly

36835. I can’t comment on any outside perception. I’m happy to come out and talk about movies that I’ve worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private. – Jennifer Connelly

36836. I didn’t expect to win the Oscar. You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think it happens to fancy people. It was really surreal. – Jennifer Connelly

36837. I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way. – Jennifer Connelly

36838. I don’t always like my own behavior. I haven’t known anyone who is perfect all the time. – Jennifer Connelly

36839. I don’t know if I was a star. I was certainly working a lot and that was strange because there were good things about it and things that were difficult. – Jennifer Connelly

36840. I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I’m happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life. – Jennifer Connelly

36841. When it’s good it’s great, it’s really great. – Jennifer Connelly

36842. I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris. It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything. – Jennifer Connelly

36843. You can’t predict what someone else is going to do and when someone else is going to leave. – Jennifer Connelly

36844. I try to do a lot of research beforehand so I know where I want to go with a scene. I try not to get too stressed about it, because I find that’s the worst thing. – Jennifer Connelly

36845. We live in downtown Manhattan and we have pretty big windows that looked right at the World Trade Center. I was home along with Kai and we watched it all happen. I was holding him in my arms and we were looking out the window when the second plane hit. – Jennifer Connelly

36846. That’s a great feeling to know that I’m going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It’s just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about. – Jennifer Connelly

36847. People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void, have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole. – Jennifer Connelly

36848. It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script. I loved the story. I thought it was well handled. I thought it was even more moving because it was a true story and that made it even more poignant. – Jennifer Connelly

36849. If you get too attached to how you want it to come out the other side, you freeze. I try to trust that it will work out in the end. – Jennifer Connelly

36850. I’ve chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It’s how I like to live. I’d rather hang out with my kids and family when I’m not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out. – Jennifer Connelly

36851. I’m so happy in the projects that I’m able to make, to be involved in projects like this. This isn’t always where it was at for me, I started working when I was a kid. I’m just a different person now, I’m 30. I started working when I was 11 and it’s a different ballgame. – Jennifer Connelly

36852. It’s funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It’s just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14. – Jennifer Connelly

36853. I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books. – Michael Connelly

36854. What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance. – Michael Connelly

36855. I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had. – Michael Connelly

36856. In a daydream sort of way, I think it would be pretty cool to direct a movie. But I have been on movie and TV sets and know it is hard work. I like directing it in my mind. It is easier. – Michael Connelly

36857. I think I would spend the first 30 weeks not writing, just clearing my head and seeing parts of the world I haven’t seen and going back to places I have seen and love. – Michael Connelly

36858. We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don’t have the answer. – Michael Connelly

36859. I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long. – Bruce Conner

36860. When I was in New York it was like a maze, a rat maze, going from one little box to another little box and passing through passageways to get from one safe haven to another. – Bruce Conner

36861. With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts. – Bruce Conner

36862. Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be. – Dennis Conner

36863. My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run. – Dennis Conner

36864. There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man. – Sean Connery

36865. There’s something fundamentally wrong with a system where there’s been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic. – Sean Connery

36866. There’s one major difference between James Bond and me! He is able to sort out problems! – Sean Connery

36867. There’s a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing. – Sean Connery

36868. I unfortunately don’t speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English, which really reflects rather badly on me. – Sean Connery

36869. If America had been discovered as many times as I have, no one would remember Columbus. – Sean Connery

36870. It’s a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now. – Sean Connery

36871. Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God. – Sean Connery

36872. Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile. – Sean Connery

36873. I admit I’m being paid well, but it’s no more than I deserve. After all, I’ve been screwed more times than a hooker. – Sean Connery

36874. More than anything else, I’d like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso. – Sean Connery

36875. Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland. – Sean Connery

36876. Perhaps I’m not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else. – Sean Connery

36877. When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious. – Sean Connery

36878. There are women who take it to the wire. That’s what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack. – Sean Connery

36879. You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I’d rather have won the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. – Sean Connery

36880. I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs. – Sean Connery

36881. I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn’t speak English and I couldn’t speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations – that’s why we got married really quickly. – Sean Connery

36882. I like women. I don’t understand them, but I like them. – Sean Connery

36883. I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but to join the Navy, having left school at 13. – Sean Connery

36884. I just think the most difficult thing to displace is privilege. – Sean Connery

36885. I haven’t found anywhere in the world where I want to be all the time. The best of my life is the moving. I look forward to going. – Sean Connery

36886. I have no shortage of material or offers, it’s just a case of what you select to do. But I think it’s realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over. – Sean Connery

36887. I have always hated that damn James Bond. I’d like to kill him. – Sean Connery

36888. I don’t understand if you get caught in a fight, but take it out on a room, how that implies some psychiatric disorder. – Sean Connery

36889. I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman, though I don’t recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man. – Sean Connery

36890. I don’t know anything about baseball. – Sean Connery

36891. I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points. – Sean Connery

36892. I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don’t ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one. – Sean Connery

36893. The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots. – Sean Connery

36894. Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that. – Sean Connery

36895. To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are. – Sean Connery

36896. Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city, and to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable. – Harry Connick, Jr.

36897. Safety’s just danger, out of place. – Harry Connick, Jr.

36898. The two are unrelated. I’m not into turtles or space stuff. – Harry Connick, Jr.

36899. I went to the Paradise Restaurant on 49th Street and Broadway which was where they were playing, and I sat in. – Ray Conniff

36900. If you believe in your art, and you love what you do, that energy will go out, and people will respond. – Ray Conniff

36901. I tell my friends about my conversations with my father – conversations with an artist. – Ray Conniff

36902. I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right – and because it felt right and we were having fun – the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile. – Ray Conniff

36903. I didn’t get paid. I didn’t even care that I didn’t get paid. – Ray Conniff

36904. Don’t make art for other artists or for ‘intellectuals’, make art for people – and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference – you have succeeded. – Ray Conniff

36905. When I started out, all I did was play my trombone. – Ray Conniff

36906. The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism, I wanted to see New York being built. I wanted to see all that, you know. – Billy Connolly

36907. There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter. – Billy Connolly

36908. The great thing about Glasgow is that if there’s a nuclear attack it’ll look exactly the same afterwards. – Billy Connolly

36909. I don’t believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing. I don’t want to say I don’t believe in God, but I don’t think I do. But I believe in people who do. – Billy Connolly

36910. I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be. – Billy Connolly

36911. My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo. – Billy Connolly

36912. My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger. – Billy Connolly

36913. Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. – Billy Connolly

36914. It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he’s telling them all different things. – Billy Connolly

36915. Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey… Doesn’t try it on. – Billy Connolly

36916. If Jesus was a Jew, how come he has a Mexican first name? – Billy Connolly

36917. I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives. – Billy Connolly

36918. I’m a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world’s a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they’re delightful. They all want so little. – Billy Connolly

36919. I loved Japan. I used to read a lot about it when I was a child. And I always wanted to go. And it was delightful. I absolutely loved it. What a smashing place. – Billy Connolly

36920. I love Los Angeles. It reinvents itself every two days. – Billy Connolly

36921. I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow; redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless. – Billy Connolly

36922. I don’t know why I should have to learn Algebra… I’m never likely to go there. – Billy Connolly

36923. I don’t believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It’s on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it’s supposed to give you a parking space. It’s worked so far. – Billy Connolly

36924. Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet. – Billy Connolly

36925. Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint. – Billy Connolly

36926. I don’t have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door. I get my share. I’ve done okay. But I usually do independent stuff because that’s mostly what I’m offered. – Billy Connolly

36927. The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. – Cyril Connolly

36928. No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. – Cyril Connolly

36929. No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book. – Cyril Connolly

36930. No taste is so acquired as that for someone else’s quality of mind. – Cyril Connolly

36931. Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. – Cyril Connolly

36932. Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. – Cyril Connolly

36933. Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. – Cyril Connolly

36934. The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure. – Cyril Connolly

36935. Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. – Cyril Connolly

36936. The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven. – Cyril Connolly

36937. The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. – Cyril Connolly

36938. The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence. – Cyril Connolly

36939. The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post. – Cyril Connolly

36940. The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore. – Cyril Connolly

36941. The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife. – Cyril Connolly

36942. The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food. – Cyril Connolly

36943. The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. – Cyril Connolly

36944. A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends. – Cyril Connolly

36945. The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence. – Cyril Connolly

36946. Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose. – Cyril Connolly

36947. A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent. – Cyril Connolly

36948. A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out. – Cyril Connolly

36949. All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. – Cyril Connolly

36950. Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. – Cyril Connolly

36951. As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers. – Cyril Connolly

36952. Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. – Cyril Connolly

36953. Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether. – Cyril Connolly

36954. In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. – Cyril Connolly

36955. It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. – Cyril Connolly

36956. It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what they do that matters but what they are not doing. – Cyril Connolly

36957. Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature. – Cyril Connolly

36958. Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let out. – Cyril Connolly

36959. For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act? – Cyril Connolly

36960. Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present. – Cyril Connolly

36961. Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear. – Cyril Connolly

36962. Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise. – Cyril Connolly

36963. Youth is a period of missed opportunities. – Cyril Connolly

36964. There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. – Cyril Connolly

36965. There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall. – Cyril Connolly

36966. Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster. – Cyril Connolly

36967. Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. – Cyril Connolly

36968. Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth. – Cyril Connolly

36969. Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life. – Cyril Connolly

36970. We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving. – Cyril Connolly

36971. We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. – Cyril Connolly

36972. When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin. – Cyril Connolly

36973. When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types. – Cyril Connolly

36974. Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising. – Cyril Connolly

36975. There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say. – Cyril Connolly

36976. Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent. – James Connolly

36977. The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave. – James Connolly

36978. If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! – James Connolly

36979. Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration. – James Connolly

36980. Use it or lose it. – Jimmy Connors

36981. You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour; I played until I was 40, and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour. – Jimmy Connors

36982. But why should I read what somebody else thinks of my life when I know the real story? – Jimmy Connors

36983. New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up. – Jimmy Connors

36984. I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire. You know you couldn’t take your eyes off him because you never knew what he would do next. – Jimmy Connors

36985. I was never part of the crowd. – Jimmy Connors

36986. I hate to lose more than I love to win. – Jimmy Connors

36987. People don’t seem to understand that it’s a damn war out there. – Jimmy Connors

36988. From where we lived, to practise in St Louis was an hour-and-a-half drive each way, so that took a lot of the time. So really, our lives just took different paths. – Jimmy Connors

36989. No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life. – Jimmy Connors

36990. Every time I went out there I performed the best that I could and it was time to step back and clear my mind. – Jimmy Connors

36991. Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll. – Jimmy Connors

36992. Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had. – Jimmy Connors

36993. Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible. – Jimmy Connors

36994. For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family. – Jimmy Connors

36995. Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it. – Jimmy Connors

36996. Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands. – Robert Conquest

36997. To congratulate oneself on one’s warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault. – Robert Conquest

36998. Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. – Joseph Conrad

36999. The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement – but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims. – Joseph Conrad

37000. The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage. – Joseph Conrad

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