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180000 famous quotes part 39 – 38001 to 39000

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180000 famous quotes part 39 – 38001 to 39000

38001. You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost. – Francis Ford Coppola

38002. You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it. – Francis Ford Coppola

38003. You’re in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That’s one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again. – Francis Ford Coppola

38004. Usually, the stuff that’s your best idea or work is going to be attacked the most. – Francis Ford Coppola

38005. I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button. – Francis Ford Coppola

38006. A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually. – Francis Ford Coppola

38007. Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos. – Francis Ford Coppola

38008. Art depends on luck and talent. – Francis Ford Coppola

38009. Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. – Francis Ford Coppola

38010. George Lucas doesn’t have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he’d never do it again. – Francis Ford Coppola

38011. I always found the film world unpleasant. It’s all about the schedule, and never really flew for me. – Francis Ford Coppola

38012. I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant. – Francis Ford Coppola

38013. I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories. – Francis Ford Coppola

38014. I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing. – Francis Ford Coppola

38015. I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten. – Francis Ford Coppola

38016. I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn’t do well in school. – Francis Ford Coppola

38017. I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini. – Francis Ford Coppola

38018. I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies. – Francis Ford Coppola

38019. I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn’t have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie. – Francis Ford Coppola

38020. I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn’t speak any Russian. He didn’t care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue. – Francis Ford Coppola

38021. I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and invent things and build gadgets. – Francis Ford Coppola

38022. I remember growing up with television, from the time it was just a test pattern, with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while. – Francis Ford Coppola

38023. I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. – Francis Ford Coppola

38024. I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school. – Francis Ford Coppola

38025. I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it. – Francis Ford Coppola

38026. I wanted to make a love story without being nerdy. – Sofia Coppola

38027. Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic. – Sofia Coppola

38028. A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He’d be a good film professor. – Sofia Coppola

38029. It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don’t try to find it, it’s there already. – Tom Cora

38030. Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice. – James J. Corbett

38031. Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard. – James J. Corbett

38032. Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. – James J. Corbett

38033. Remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped. – James J. Corbett

38034. You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. – James J. Corbett

38035. In Hollywood if you’re good looking, tall, have OK teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you’re short and fat, it’s a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already. – John Corbett

38036. Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That’s why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there’s a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it’s really not bad. – John Corbett

38037. Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. – Ronnie Corbett

38038. I think people feel starved of nice, glamorous entertainment. They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer; old-fashioned entertainment – it won’t die easily. – Ronnie Corbett

38039. For an actor, you’re rejected eight or ten times a day. All you’ve got to sell is yourself. You’re not selling products, they’re not turning down a car, they’re turning you down. Most people can’t handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way. – Barry Corbin

38040. Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna’ be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta’ think that because, you know when somebody’s gonna do a dip, some of ’em go pretty far down. – Barry Corbin

38041. I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market. – Barry Corbin

38042. We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually. – Barry Corbin

38043. Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. – Le Corbusier

38044. A house is a machine for living in. – Le Corbusier

38045. To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects. – Le Corbusier

38046. The home should be the treasure chest of living. – Le Corbusier

38047. I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies. – Le Corbusier

38048. A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe. – Le Corbusier

38049. Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. – Le Corbusier

38050. Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits. – Piers Corbyn

38051. It’s not the case that carbon dioxide drives temperatures. When you leave Ice Ages, it’s the other way around: The temperatures go up first, and then carbon dioxide levels go up. – Piers Corbyn

38052. My view is that climate changes have happened in the last 80 years, that is, the world has got a little bit warmer, although not as warm as it has been in Medieval times, or the Bronze Age. – Piers Corbyn

38053. Polar bears did very well in the warmer times. They didn’t die out at all; they didn’t die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they’re just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out. – Piers Corbyn

38054. The general trend in the last 4,000 years is that carbon dioxide and temperature have been moving against each other. – Piers Corbyn

38055. I don’t know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards. – Rob Corddry

38056. Ethanol is, in its pure form, just as much of a sham as oil. – Rob Corddry

38057. I just want to do cool stuff. – Rob Corddry

38058. I have to stay true to myself. – Rob Corddry

38059. I get all of my comedy from CNN. – Rob Corddry

38060. I didn’t really feel 100 percent comfortable until we started working on the 2004 election. – Rob Corddry

38061. Apparently it’s cool to watch The Daily Show. – Rob Corddry

38062. I actually got the part. And I thought, Well, I’ll do it for a while. I’ll just quit if it’s stupid. – Rob Corddry

38063. I didn’t hang any pictures in my office for a year because I thought that I would be jinxing myself and have to take them down the next day. – Rob Corddry

38064. I don’t feel like I even need to contribute. – Rob Corddry

38065. The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom. – Rob Corddry

38066. The head writer loves that my character is a boor. – Rob Corddry

38067. The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel. You’re going to the worst places in the country, talking to the craziest people in the world. – Rob Corddry

38068. I was going out for absolutely everything that was in Backstage. – Rob Corddry

38069. This limited theatrical release was a nice little bonus that I never expected. – Rob Corddry

38070. If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer. – Rob Corddry

38071. Why should I be feeling tension? It’s The Daily Show. – Rob Corddry

38072. Wow. I am really pretentious. – Rob Corddry

38073. People want other people to know that they share our sensibility even if they’re not exactly sure what that sensibility is. – Rob Corddry

38074. Pat O’Brien knows nothing. He’s on the Hell express. – Rob Corddry

38075. Once I found out how much an Off-Off-Broadway actor makes, I was whoring myself out the next day. – Rob Corddry

38076. It’s like every day I’m born anew, without Jesus. – Rob Corddry

38077. You’re encouraged to pitch your own story. That way, you’ll have more control over what you do. – Rob Corddry

38078. Sometimes we have to actually say, I think you’re really funny, but none of your jokes are going to make it on the air. So just answer my questions. Seriously. – Rob Corddry

38079. I learned more about elections on election night 2000 than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling. – Rob Corddry

38080. I’ve got like a week and a half left, all bets are off. – Rob Corddry

38081. I want to manufacture a feud. – Rob Corddry

38082. I touched an Oscar once. Friend of mine has one, for writing. As soon as I touched it, he said, Now you’ll never win one. – Rob Corddry

38083. I remember saying in college that I would never do commercials. – Rob Corddry

38084. I remember interviewing someone I actually felt bad for, and therefore didn’t want to take an ironic stance against him. It actually turned out to be a really funny piece. – Rob Corddry

38085. If people see me in some sort of niche, then that’s fine. As long as it’s not The Naked Guy, I don’t care. – Rob Corddry

38086. Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you. – El Cordobes

38087. Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that’s all it is about is opinions. – Chick Corea

38088. It’s very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he’s creating, the fact that he’s experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we’re in a brotherhood of some kind… we’re in it together. – Chick Corea

38089. I enjoy playing the band as the band. I ‘be’ the whole band and I’m playing the drums, I’m playing the guitar, I’m playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that. – Chick Corea

38090. Only a spiritual being has awareness. – Chick Corea

38091. The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed. – Chick Corea

38092. You should always be well and bright, for so you do your best work; and you have so much beautiful work to do. The world needs it, and you must give it! – Marie Corelli

38093. I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep. – Marie Corelli

38094. I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning’s line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression. – Marie Corelli

38095. Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes. – Marie Corelli

38096. Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks! – Marie Corelli

38097. The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence. – Marie Corelli

38098. I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. – Marie Corelli

38099. Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear. – Alan Coren

38100. I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things. – Alan Coren

38101. Since both its national products, snow and chocolate, melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order to give tourists something solid to remember it by. – Alan Coren

38102. Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room. – Alan Coren

38103. The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you. – Alan Coren

38104. If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going. – Irwin Corey

38105. Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. – Irwin Corey

38106. When your IQ rises to 28, sell. – Irwin Corey

38107. I’m viewed as this weird, crippled character. But you got to take your lumps. – Billy Corgan

38108. You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it’s a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There’s so much damage, there’s no way. – Billy Corgan

38109. My version, of course, is not this flag-waving, let’s all get on the Jesus train and ride out of hell. I’m not that kind of guy. It’s an embrace that life is good, worth living and yeah, it’s not easy, but there are more pluses than minuses. – Billy Corgan

38110. Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position. – Billy Corgan

38111. As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field. – Billy Corgan

38112. I’ve always been spiritual but I’ve never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It’s hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want… and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God. – Billy Corgan

38113. The deeper I get into my life as a musician, I’m discovering that it becomes less and less about other people, and more about what I want to do. And that’s a good place to be. – Billy Corgan

38114. My pat line about the Cubs and payroll is that the amount of merchandise the Cubs would sell off a world series championship would more than cover for a big payroll. – Billy Corgan

38115. Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature. – Billy Corgan

38116. I’m sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car. – Billy Corgan

38117. I’m definitely responsible for coming in with some basic chord changes, or ideas. Everybody in the band looks to me to come up with the basic seed, so it’s not very productive to come in with nothing. – Billy Corgan

38118. I’ll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can’t underestimate band chemistry. – Billy Corgan

38119. I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light. – Billy Corgan

38120. I was brought up Roman Catholic. I’m not even baptized. – Billy Corgan

38121. I walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn’t set foot in another church until I was 28. – Billy Corgan

38122. If I have resistance to something, it means there’s something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear. – Billy Corgan

38123. It just doesn’t work without the others. – Billy Corgan

38124. I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins. That was never the plan. – Billy Corgan

38125. For someone who’s had the level of success I’ve had, there’s been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating. – Billy Corgan

38126. In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn’t about anyone else. – Billy Corgan

38127. There’s a difference between being a poseur and being someone who’s so emotionally challenged they’re kind of just doing their best to show you what they’ve got. – Billy Corgan

38128. James, that’s a bad situation. I’m not saying it’s not repairable, but it’s pretty far. When you go from being in one of the best bands in the world to some cover band… as far as I’m concerned, he was playing down at the pub. – Billy Corgan

38129. I don’t have to play by these rules or do these things… I can actually have my own kind of version. – Billy Corgan

38130. I believe that if the Tribune company ever tries to close down Wrigley Field that you will have a protest from every corner of the globe. – Billy Corgan

38131. I didn’t find Jesus. He’s been there the whole time. – Billy Corgan

38132. I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity. – Billy Corgan

38133. I didn’t grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done. – Billy Corgan

38134. I feel like I’m always fighting not to repeat myself. – Billy Corgan

38135. I’m glad I won it because when I grew up the Pulitzer was the award that every composer wanted and I was like that too. – John Corigliano

38136. You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer. But I think that now it’s a completely meaningless award. – John Corigliano

38137. What I think of as style – and I’ve gotten to this over years of really thinking about it – is that style is the unconscious choices I make. – John Corigliano

38138. The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge. – John Corigliano

38139. Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it. – John Corigliano

38140. I think it’s good for the composer to teach because you always have new students and you have to begin at the beginning and make things clear. – John Corigliano

38141. I think art can reflect tragedy. – John Corigliano

38142. I have tremendous respect for film composers. – John Corigliano

38143. I find respect for a mediocre British composer, as opposed to a really good American, ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he’s from England. – John Corigliano

38144. I don’t think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names. – John Corigliano

38145. I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges. – John Corigliano

38146. Eighty percent of my pieces gravitate towards an A, as a tonal thing, not at the beginning, but somewhere in it. – John Corigliano

38147. The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don’t build on the past. There is no past. – John Corigliano

38148. Art is not only about angst. – John Corigliano

38149. We need to make sure we have secure borders. – Bob Corker

38150. Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul? – Richard Corliss

38151. Hollywood was born schizophrenic. For 75 years it has been both a town and a state of mind, an industry and an art form. – Richard Corliss

38152. It is said that no star is a heroine to her makeup artist. – Richard Corliss

38153. Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem, it would be mostly white space. – Richard Corliss

38154. As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most, since I was a director originally. – Roger Corman

38155. Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I’d give it my best shot. – Roger Corman

38156. When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made – no matter how low the budget – got a theatrical release. Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release. – Roger Corman

38157. One of the worst things you can do is have a limited budget and try to do some big looking film. That’s when you end up with very bad work. – Roger Corman

38158. Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good, you’ll get promoted. – Roger Corman

38159. Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century – they combine Art and business! – Roger Corman

38160. My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able to produce at least one book that would be read by people. That dream came true with the publication of my first novel – and all the rest has been a sweet bonus. – Robert Cormier

38161. You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy. It’s the adults who get upset. – Robert Cormier

38162. The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile. – Robert Cormier

38163. I’ve had aunts and uncles who not only haven’t read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer. – Robert Cormier

38164. I take real people and put them in extraordinary situations. – Robert Cormier

38165. I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence. – Robert Cormier

38166. I had my bully, and it was excruciating. Not only the bully, but the intimidation I felt. – Robert Cormier

38167. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t trying to get something down on paper. – Robert Cormier

38168. Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt ‘safe’ there. – Robert Cormier

38169. I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind. I don’t think about how old they are. – Robert Cormier

38170. There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that’s important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55. – Robert Cormier

38171. All the stories I’ll ever need are right here on Main Street. – Robert Cormier

38172. Self-love is the source of all our other loves. – Pierre Corneille

38173. He who does not fear death cares naught for threats. – Pierre Corneille

38174. Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect. – Pierre Corneille

38175. One often calms one’s grief by recounting it. – Pierre Corneille

38176. One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie. – Pierre Corneille

38177. Reason and love are sworn enemies. – Pierre Corneille

38178. One is often guilty by being too just. – Pierre Corneille

38179. Just vengeance does not call for punishment. – Pierre Corneille

38180. Peace is produced by war. – Pierre Corneille

38181. One half of my life has put the other half in the grave. – Pierre Corneille

38182. Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us! – Pierre Corneille

38183. Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy! – Pierre Corneille

38184. My sweetest hope is to lose hope. – Pierre Corneille

38185. My reason, it’s true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn’t rule them so much as tyrannize them. – Pierre Corneille

38186. The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. – Pierre Corneille

38187. Love is a tyrant sparing none. – Pierre Corneille

38188. To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible. – Pierre Corneille

38189. It takes good memory to keep up a lie. – Pierre Corneille

38190. It matters more how one gives than what one gives. – Pierre Corneille

38191. Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power. – Pierre Corneille

38192. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

38193. It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace. – Pierre Corneille

38194. When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory. – Pierre Corneille

38195. When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph. – Pierre Corneille

38196. When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied. – Pierre Corneille

38197. We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger. – Pierre Corneille

38198. We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. – Pierre Corneille

38199. We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness. – Pierre Corneille

38200. To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory. – Pierre Corneille

38201. Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny. – Pierre Corneille

38202. The greater the effort, the greater the glory. – Pierre Corneille

38203. To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

38204. To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred. – Pierre Corneille

38205. To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death. – Pierre Corneille

38206. Those who easily forgive invite offenses. – Pierre Corneille

38207. This dark brightness that falls from the stars. – Pierre Corneille

38208. They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always. – Pierre Corneille

38209. The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic. – Pierre Corneille

38210. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. – Pierre Corneille

38211. True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn’t await the passing of years. – Pierre Corneille

38212. Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse. – Pierre Corneille

38213. Every man of courage is a man of his word. – Pierre Corneille

38214. Each instant of life is a step toward death. – Pierre Corneille

38215. Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven. – Pierre Corneille

38216. Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman’s quality. – Pierre Corneille

38217. Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world. – Pierre Corneille

38218. Brave men are brave from the very first. – Pierre Corneille

38219. As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men. – Pierre Corneille

38220. Flee an enemy who knows your weakness. – Pierre Corneille

38221. Ambition aspires to descend. – Pierre Corneille

38222. Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed. – Pierre Corneille

38223. After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling. – Pierre Corneille

38224. A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

38225. A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else. – Pierre Corneille

38226. A liar is always lavish of oaths. – Pierre Corneille

38227. A good memory is needed after one has lied. – Pierre Corneille

38228. A first impulse was never a crime. – Pierre Corneille

38229. It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one. – Pierre Corneille

38230. He who forgives readily only invites offense. – Pierre Corneille

38231. An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past. – Pierre Corneille

38232. I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor. – Pierre Corneille

38233. In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate. – Pierre Corneille

38234. In recounting our woes, we often soothe them. – Pierre Corneille

38235. I would not like a king who could obey. – Pierre Corneille

38236. I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived. – Pierre Corneille

38237. Danger breeds best on too much confidence. – Pierre Corneille

38238. I don’t know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion. – Pierre Corneille

38239. Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not. – Pierre Corneille

38240. I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom. – Pierre Corneille

38241. How delicious is pleasure after torment! – Pierre Corneille

38242. He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador. – Pierre Corneille

38243. Happiness seems made to be shared. – Pierre Corneille

38244. He who is hated by all can not expect to live long. – Pierre Corneille

38245. He who fears not death fears not a threat. – Pierre Corneille

38246. Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare. – Pierre Corneille

38247. I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace. – Pierre Corneille

38248. He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life. – Pierre Corneille

38249. He who allows me to rule is in fact my master. – Pierre Corneille

38250. He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be. – Pierre Corneille

38251. He who pardons easily invites offense. – Pierre Corneille

38252. It’s always a pleasure to find something that matters. – Don Cornelius

38253. And if you dont believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light. – Chris Cornell

38254. It’s great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you. – Chris Cornell

38255. My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English. – Eric Allin Cornell

38256. With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us. – Eric Allin Cornell

38257. There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics these days that don’t involve the use of a laser. – Eric Allin Cornell

38258. The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy they deposited in various sorts of detectors, spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you. – Eric Allin Cornell

38259. The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture. – Eric Allin Cornell

38260. Six months after that, I left Taiwan, first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China, where I spent another three months studying still more Chinese and generally kicking around the country. – Eric Allin Cornell

38261. My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits. – Eric Allin Cornell

38262. My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs. – Eric Allin Cornell

38263. My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well. – Eric Allin Cornell

38264. Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language. – Eric Allin Cornell

38265. After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun. – Eric Allin Cornell

38266. Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco. – Eric Allin Cornell

38267. It was there I met my future wife, Celeste Landry, although our lives took us separate ways for many years and we were not to marry until more than ten years later. – Eric Allin Cornell

38268. I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern. – Eric Allin Cornell

38269. I was born in Palo Alto, California in 1961. – Eric Allin Cornell

38270. I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back. – Eric Allin Cornell

38271. Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it. – Eric Allin Cornell

38272. Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school’s DEC mainframe in the language Basic. – Eric Allin Cornell

38273. Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read. – Eric Allin Cornell

38274. As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life’s work was probably a mistake. – Eric Allin Cornell

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38275. In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side. – Ezra Cornell

38276. My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one. – Ezra Cornell

38277. The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery. – Ezra Cornell

38278. The summer of 1830 I… blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill… In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek. – Ezra Cornell

38279. There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females. – Ezra Cornell

38280. Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing. – Ezra Cornell

38281. I want to go where I can be of the most service to the general enterprise. – Ezra Cornell

38282. There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children. – Ezra Cornell

38283. I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race. – Ezra Cornell

38284. I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff. – Ezra Cornell

38285. I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice. – Ezra Cornell

38286. I have a fine lot of telescopes. I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon. – Ezra Cornell

38287. Enquire what the effect of large endowments are upon colleges. – Ezra Cornell

38288. As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers. – Ezra Cornell

38289. Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron. – Ezra Cornell

38290. Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. – F. M. Cornford

38291. Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. – Frances Cornford

38292. Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne. – Barry Cornwall

38293. There’s not a wind but whispers of thy name; And not a flow’r that grows beneath the moon, But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee, my love. – Barry Cornwall

38294. Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream, Gently, – as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream! – Barry Cornwall

38295. The sweetest noise on earth, a woman’s tongue; A string which hath no discord. – Barry Cornwall

38296. So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be! – Barry Cornwall

38297. Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments. – Barry Cornwall

38298. I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more. – Barry Cornwall

38299. Half the ills we heard within our hearts are ills because we hoard them. – Barry Cornwall

38300. Even Echo speaks not on these radiant moors. – Barry Cornwall

38301. All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim. – Barry Cornwall

38302. Death is the tyrant of the imagination. – Barry Cornwall

38303. O human beauty, what a dream art thou, that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee! – Barry Cornwall

38304. Writing is a solitary occupation. – Bernard Cornwell

38305. Judy couldn’t move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn’t give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I’d write a book. – Bernard Cornwell

38306. Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets. – Bernard Cornwell

38307. Of course some days are easier than others, but my worst day is better than being in most humdrum occupations. – Bernard Cornwell

38308. One book at a time… though I’m usually doing the research for others while I’m writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written – and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive. – Bernard Cornwell

38309. So far it’s 43 books in 25 years. – Bernard Cornwell

38310. It’s fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance. – Bernard Cornwell

38311. Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you’re writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one. – Bernard Cornwell

38312. Television is a young person’s medium. – Bernard Cornwell

38313. So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn’t stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries. – Bernard Cornwell

38314. And yes, there’s a simplicity to writing books because you’re not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee. – Bernard Cornwell

38315. I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face. – Bernard Cornwell

38316. I volunteered for this life, wanted it and am not going to bitch about it now that I’ve got it. – Bernard Cornwell

38317. I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the first book had not sold… doesn’t bear thinking about, but I suppose we’d have made it work somehow. – Bernard Cornwell

38318. I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers, so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it. – Bernard Cornwell

38319. Book tours and research provide a lot of travel – too much, I sometimes think, but we do take vacations. – Bernard Cornwell

38320. At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers’ groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career. – Bernard Cornwell

38321. Agents will read unpublished work because they might make money, and that’s their job. It isn’t mine. – Bernard Cornwell

38322. Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore. – Bernard Cornwell

38323. What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. – Bernard Cornwell

38324. I’m fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience. – Bernard Cornwell

38325. On the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. – Patricia Cornwell

38326. Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air. – Patricia Cornwell

38327. If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President’s judicial nominees. – John Cornyn

38328. The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both. – John Cornyn

38329. The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam. – John Cornyn

38330. Senators will do what they think they need to do to represent their constituents. – John Cornyn

38331. But I think the – what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we’re seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn’t going to change itself, then we’re going to change Washington. And I think that’s what we’re seeing. – John Cornyn

38332. Justices are not politicians. They don’t run on a political platform, and senators should not ask them to do so. – John Cornyn

38333. When it rains, it pours – figuratively and literally. – John Cornyn

38334. I don’t know whether John Roberts has a twin, perhaps a sister or, uh, someone with a Hispanic last name. – John Cornyn

38335. I don’t know what ‘operational control’ of the border means, but I do understand the English language. And as I understand that phrase, that’s not true. We do not have operational control. – John Cornyn

38336. But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don’t know what their intentions are. – John Cornyn

38337. But I do think it’s unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America. – John Cornyn

38338. And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid. – John Cornyn

38339. I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use ‘a little Texas sunshine.’ – John Cornyn

38340. I think paranormal experiences are very personal, again, if they are that. Yes, sometimes I’ve felt that some things I would personally believe enough for me to take action on it… like, you know, I felt something happen in a hotel once that made me never stay there again. – Andrea Corr

38341. Everybody gets too drunk sometimes; and even if everybody didn’t, I have gotten too drunk sometimes. I haven’t hurt anybody. In Ireland we drink a lot. It’s part of our culture. I like drinking. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. – Andrea Corr

38342. We’re all the same. We all want the same thing in life. Everybody going around like ants and we all want the same thing. And it’s not one queen. It’s not one queen with the wings. – Andrea Corr

38343. People are so busy anyway they don’t see you or recognise you in the street. – Andrea Corr

38344. Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you’re a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it’s gone. – Andrea Corr

38345. Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen. – Andrea Corr

38346. I really love singing. – Andrea Corr

38347. I love watching people, and that’s what I do; just go for a walk at about 4 o’clock, and go down a busy street, where you see people coming out of school and you get a glimpse of their lives, what they’re talking about. – Andrea Corr

38348. All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree – I don’t understand me very much. And I don’t need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing. – Andrea Corr

38349. I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual’s suffering? – Andrea Corr

38350. I think everybody had difficulties with that dynamic, turning the family into a band and being constantly together. So everybody, as individuals. had things to sort out. – Andrea Corr

38351. I love reality. I love the world. I love the smell of it. I love it. – Andrea Corr

38352. We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely. – Caroline Corr

38353. Oh yeah, we all write. That’s what’s great about when you have basics in piano. – Caroline Corr

38354. Our parents were musicians. – Caroline Corr

38355. Our parents were very strict. Not in a brutal or awful way, but there were definite rules, such as after six on a school night you didn’t go out, and at weekends you had to be home by a certain time. It wasn’t particularly sheltered, but we were well brought-up. – Caroline Corr

38356. Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went into totally different instruments which was lucky for the band because otherwise we’d all be playing the same thing!! – Caroline Corr

38357. There was no one in particular I really tried to copy. – Caroline Corr

38358. There’s actually 14 in our family, but we disowned the others. – Caroline Corr

38359. Waking up with a bad head in the morning is difficult sometimes. – Caroline Corr

38360. We go in and I do my thing, and then we supplement it with whatever we want. – Caroline Corr

38361. I’ve always stayed pretty fit. I felt I needed to give myself energy by exercising and things like that. – Caroline Corr

38362. We’ve worked very hard as a band and would like to think we’ve got this far on the strength of our music. – Caroline Corr

38363. Well I had a musical background, but I still didn’t know a lot about drums at the time. – Caroline Corr

38364. When I was drumming with Mick Fleetwood I thought I looked half mad. I thought I looked half crazy. – Caroline Corr

38365. Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that. – Caroline Corr

38366. Yes, we record practically everything on Pro Tools. – Caroline Corr

38367. We do it because we love to play music and that’s what we’re all about. – Caroline Corr

38368. I listened to a lot of bands that were happening at the time, but no one in particular. – Caroline Corr

38369. A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it’s been good to be involved completely musically as well. – Caroline Corr

38370. Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are. – Caroline Corr

38371. And I’ve played piano since I was little, so I was originally the piano player in the band. – Caroline Corr

38372. It’s been crazy trying to tour with a baby. But it’s actually working out okay. – Caroline Corr

38373. I do like to look at female drummers, because I am one. – Caroline Corr

38374. In Ireland, it’s been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they’re Irish. – Caroline Corr

38375. I mean, y’know, platinum is different in every country, which can be confusing. – Caroline Corr

38376. I really didn’t even have time to get that many lessons, to be honest, because I was suddenly on the road. I was kind of thrown in the deep end. But that wasn’t a bad thing when I look back at it. – Caroline Corr

38377. I really like to have a bit of direction, you know? – Caroline Corr

38378. I remember my first show was a live TV show in Ireland, and I was just petrified. It was horrific. – Caroline Corr

38379. I used to play the piano in the band, and so there’s some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards. – Caroline Corr

38380. I would like not only to have a successful band, but I want to have children, a home, and a husband. Two or three. Children, not husbands!!! – Caroline Corr

38381. I’m not the hottest tuner on the planet, so I normally get someone to come out and do it for me. – Caroline Corr

38382. But I do have an idea in my head before I go in about what I’m going to do. – Caroline Corr

38383. Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up. – Rachel Corrie

38384. We are protecting civilians. We are unarmed. We are no threat to you. Please do not shoot. – Rachel Corrie

38385. We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances. – Rachel Corrie

38386. I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive. It’s horrifying. – Rachel Corrie

38387. Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I’m having dinner with. – Rachel Corrie

38388. He’s still not interviewing other people; he’s still interviewing himself. – John Corry

38389. His words and music weren’t just joined; they were inseparably married. – John Corry

38390. Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease. – John Corry

38391. One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food, and only McDonald’s and Burger King equalize us all. – John Corry

38392. The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur. – John Corry

38393. I apologize if anybody was offended by anything I said. – Jerome Corsi

38394. If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion. – Jerome Corsi

38395. Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so. – Jerome Corsi

38396. Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail. – Jerome Corsi

38397. Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I’m a wealthy man. – Gregory Corso

38398. My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother – I don’t know what happened to her. – Gregory Corso

38399. You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went. – Gregory Corso

38400. They, that unnamed “they,” they’ve knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I’ve long ago named them me. – Gregory Corso

38401. The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool – the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man. – Gregory Corso

38402. The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis. – Gregory Corso

38403. Now the Tombs, like the name says, are so horrible that they had to close it down. Today it doesn’t exist and people go in the electric chair and all that. – Gregory Corso

38404. My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side. – Gregory Corso

38405. The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence. – Gregory Corso

38406. I was what? – twelve years old – and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast. – Gregory Corso

38407. I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them – they came from 1910, 1920, 1930. – Gregory Corso

38408. I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old. – Gregory Corso

38409. I just trust people and they sense everything’s gonna be alright. – Gregory Corso

38410. Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed. – Gregory Corso

38411. My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he’d be out of the World War too. But no way – they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets. – Gregory Corso

38412. Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are. – Julio Cortazar

38413. What good is a writer if he can’t destroy literature? And us… what good are we if we don’t help as much as we can in that destruction? – Julio Cortazar

38414. Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity. – Julio Cortazar

38415. Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks. – Julio Cortazar

38416. And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation? – Julio Cortazar

38417. Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves? – Julio Cortazar

38418. Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families. – Hernando Cortes

38419. An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes. – Hernando Cortes

38420. The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes. – Hernando Cortes

38421. The meals were served in a large hall, in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat, and the dishes quite filled the room, which was covered with mats and kept very clean. – Hernando Cortes

38422. The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses. – Hernando Cortes

38423. There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price. – Hernando Cortes

38424. There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville. – Hernando Cortes

38425. This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling. – Hernando Cortes

38426. Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve. – Hernando Cortes

38427. He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest. – Hernando Cortez

38428. We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure. – Hernando Cortez

38429. I love to travel, But hate to arrive. – Hernando Cortez

38430. The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history. – Norman Corwin

38431. There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction. – John Cory

38432. War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares. – John Cory

38433. War is the cemetery of futures promised. – John Cory

38434. Your chilly stars I can forgo, this warm kind world is all I know. – William Johnson Cory

38435. The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this. – Jon Corzine

38436. Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another. – Jon Corzine

38437. Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love. – Jon Corzine

38438. We shouldn’t be so dependent on foreign oil. – Jon Corzine

38439. This has been on the schedule for a long time. You don’t get President Clinton on a 24-hour notice. – Jon Corzine

38440. No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty. – Jon Corzine

38441. Members will hear me say repeatedly words are important; deeds are a reality. – Jon Corzine

38442. It is my absolute intent to hold the line on taxes. – Jon Corzine

38443. It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress’s failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels. – Jon Corzine

38444. If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better. – Jon Corzine

38445. I strongly believe that we as a nation can be both secure and free. – Jon Corzine

38446. ‘Never again’ is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide. – Jon Corzine

38447. We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. – Jon Corzine

38448. Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy. – Bill Cosby

38449. People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on. – Bill Cosby

38450. Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet. – Bill Cosby

38451. Old is always fifteen years from now. – Bill Cosby

38452. Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. – Bill Cosby

38453. Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. – Bill Cosby

38454. No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. – Bill Cosby

38455. Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries. – Bill Cosby

38456. Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die. – Bill Cosby

38457. Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby

38458. My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. – Bill Cosby

38459. Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made. – Bill Cosby

38460. Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework. – Bill Cosby

38461. That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked. – Bill Cosby

38462. The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic. – Bill Cosby

38463. The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods. – Bill Cosby

38464. The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it. – Bill Cosby

38465. The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now. – Bill Cosby

38466. The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. – Bill Cosby

38467. There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right. – Bill Cosby

38468. Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge. – Bill Cosby

38469. There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. – Bill Cosby

38470. Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby

38471. It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that’s beautiful. – Bill Cosby

38472. A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. – Bill Cosby

38473. A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. – Bill Cosby

38474. Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry. – Bill Cosby

38475. Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger. – Bill Cosby

38476. As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by “survival of the fittest.” – Bill Cosby

38477. Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them. – Bill Cosby

38478. Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. – Bill Cosby

38479. Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing. – Bill Cosby

38480. Gray hair is God’s graffiti. – Bill Cosby

38481. I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time. – Bill Cosby

38482. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

38483. Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first. – Bill Cosby

38484. Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. – Bill Cosby

38485. I wasn’t always black… there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger. – Bill Cosby

38486. Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. – Bill Cosby

38487. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

38488. I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread. – Bill Cosby

38489. I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who’ve had luck with it and those who haven’t. – Bill Cosby

38490. Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. – Bill Cosby

38491. If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. – Bill Cosby

38492. When you become senile, you won’t know it. – Bill Cosby

38493. Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice. – Bill Cosby

38494. You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any. – Bill Cosby

38495. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby

38496. Mommy, why does daddy cuss the TV and call it Howard? – Howard Cosell

38497. Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx is burning. – Howard Cosell

38498. After all, is football a game or a religion? – Howard Cosell

38499. Sports is human life in microcosm. – Howard Cosell

38500. I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me major enmity in many areas of this nation. – Howard Cosell

38501. The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give. – Howard Cosell

38502. Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead. – Howard Cosell

38503. What’s right isn’t always popular. What’s popular isn’t always right. – Howard Cosell

38504. Sports is the toy department of human life. – Howard Cosell

38505. The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand. – Howard Cosell

38506. The greatest power is often simple patience. – E. Joseph Cossman

38507. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. – E. Joseph Cossman

38508. Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. – E. Joseph Cossman

38509. Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. – E. Joseph Cossman

38510. Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. – E. Joseph Cossman

38511. Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived. – E. Joseph Cossman

38512. The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to remember it once. – E. Joseph Cossman

38513. Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. – E. Joseph Cossman

38514. Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard. – E. Joseph Cossman

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38515. Square meals often make round people. – E. Joseph Cossman

38516. This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess. – Jim Costa

38517. Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed. – Jim Costa

38518. We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week. – Jim Costa

38519. Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life. – Jim Costa

38520. Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting political winds of State government. – Jim Costa

38521. The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers. – Jim Costa

38522. The civil rights movement would experience many important victories, but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst. – Jim Costa

38523. Sadly, every year hundreds of children are victimized by a convicted sexual offender. Convicted predators should be put in prison where they belong and kept away from our Nation’s children. – Jim Costa

38524. The financial report makes it very clear that if we got into honest budgeting today, that in fact we would find ourselves with a much larger deficit than we have today. – Jim Costa

38525. Should we attempt border security first, which I believe we should, we still need to face the fact that comprehensive reform is necessary. This must include a guest worker program and dealing with the 11 million people who are here today that are contributing to our economy. – Jim Costa

38526. In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order. – Jim Costa

38527. Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water. – Jim Costa

38528. As a matter of fact, if you do not take into account, as Congressman Ross just stated, the Social Security surplus, our fiscal deficit, ladies and gentlemen, is over $700 billion today. – Jim Costa

38529. As Taiwan’s friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy. – Jim Costa

38530. But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation, developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting our reliance on foreign oil. – Jim Costa

38531. Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill. – Jim Costa

38532. Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat. – Jim Costa

38533. For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading partner with the United States, and I anticipate that relationship will prosper. – Jim Costa

38534. I fully appreciate the fact that George W. Bush won 49% of my district. – Jim Costa

38535. In addition, to punishing sexual offenders and protecting our children, we must also provide services, resources and counseling to the people who are victims of these horrible crimes. – Jim Costa

38536. In view of China’s growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia’s permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies. – Jim Costa

38537. It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land. – Jim Costa

38538. Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things. – Jim Costa

38539. Our current energy policy is bankrupt. – Jim Costa

38540. I fully support global commerce. – Jim Costa

38541. I wish I had said ‘some athletes here are competing unfairly.’ It was my opinion, never an accusation. – Bob Costas

38542. You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York… three nights. – Elvis Costello

38543. Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock’n’roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I’ve done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back. – Elvis Costello

38544. Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock’n’roll, but it was already a little past rock’n’roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. – Elvis Costello

38545. Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. – Elvis Costello

38546. Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing. – Elvis Costello

38547. There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie. – Elvis Costello

38548. There’s no such thing as an original sin. – Elvis Costello

38549. These are the sort of things that push you on in music – the curiosity, a passion for new ideas. – Elvis Costello

38550. Women hear rhythm differently than men. – Elvis Costello

38551. You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it’s just going to be an obscurity. – Elvis Costello

38552. Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I’ve ever written. – Elvis Costello

38553. My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. – Elvis Costello

38554. Well, I’ve had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody’s idealised version of you. – Elvis Costello

38555. And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even. – Elvis Costello

38556. Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert’s a great man, and again, you know, I don’t play the guitar very good, but when I’m playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert. – Elvis Costello

38557. Well, T Bone’s had a remarkable career as a producer since the time that we first worked together. He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met, and touring. We toured together and we were great friends. – Elvis Costello

38558. And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music. – Elvis Costello

38559. But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve. – Elvis Costello

38560. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. – Elvis Costello

38561. And I don’t feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don’t understand it or I don’t have some love for some part of it. – Elvis Costello

38562. I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I’ve tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong. – Elvis Costello

38563. I know that when I make a record like The Delivery Man as a contrast to even Il Sogno, this is going to reach a wider audience, because it communicates in that very direct way. – Elvis Costello

38564. I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused. – Elvis Costello

38565. I’d been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time. – Elvis Costello

38566. Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me. – Elvis Costello

38567. I find humming is very useful. – Elvis Costello

38568. I’ve been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music. – Elvis Costello

38569. Train service is particularly vital for the students and employees of Southern Illinois University. – Jerry Costello

38570. Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation’s water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains. – Jerry Costello

38571. Since 2000, we have lost 2.7 million manufacturing jobs, of which 500,000 jobs were in high-tech industries such as telecommunications and electronics. – Jerry Costello

38572. Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers. – Jerry Costello

38573. The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children. – Jerry Costello

38574. This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades. – Jerry Costello

38575. While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet. – Jerry Costello

38576. Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith. – Jerry Costello

38577. We have an extensive system of highways, ports, locks and dams, and airports. – Jerry Costello

38578. Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit. – Jerry Costello

38579. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet. – Jerry Costello

38580. With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world. – Jerry Costello

38581. This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged. – Jerry Costello

38582. Almost 70 percent of U.S. ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the Illinois waterway system. – Jerry Costello

38583. Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time. – Jerry Costello

38584. Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities. – Jerry Costello

38585. Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs. – Jerry Costello

38586. It is clear that the economy has not gotten better for everyone. – Jerry Costello

38587. In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation’s lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries. – Jerry Costello

38588. In addition to the clean coal provisions, the energy conference agreement contains provisions instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption. – Jerry Costello

38589. Every day, hundreds of thousands of men and women protect and serve, often putting their own lives at risk. – Jerry Costello

38590. Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas. – Jerry Costello

38591. Coal is absolutely critical to our nation’s economic health and global competitiveness. – Jerry Costello

38592. As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened. – Jerry Costello

38593. Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service. – Jerry Costello

38594. The United States transportation system is the envy of the world. – Jerry Costello

38595. Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives. – Jerry Costello

38596. That was the best ice cream soda I ever tasted. – Lou Costello

38597. A husband is what’s left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. – Lou Costello

38598. Money isn’t a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor. – Kevin Costner

38599. I’ve had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that’s OK with me. I don’t feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular? – Kevin Costner

38600. I’m a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people. – Kevin Costner

38601. When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble. – Kevin Costner

38602. If it’s going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it. – Kevin Costner

38603. If you don’t understand your limitations you won’t achieve much in your life. – Kevin Costner

38604. If you think of ‘Liberty Valance’ or ‘The Searchers,’ there are moments in there that you’ll never, ever forget… And it does not matter what century you are from. – Kevin Costner

38605. In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected. – Kevin Costner

38606. Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know? – Kevin Costner

38607. You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you’d like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart. – Kevin Costner

38608. One person doesn’t have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn’t do well. – Kevin Costner

38609. President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O’Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat. – Kevin Costner

38610. There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don’t think are good for movies. They’re trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out. – Kevin Costner

38611. We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there. – Kevin Costner

38612. We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock. – Kevin Costner

38613. We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It’s a delusion to think it’s gone away. – Kevin Costner

38614. What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn’t make much money. I’m gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years’ time and really enjoys it. – Kevin Costner

38615. When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman’s and it didn’t bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors. – Kevin Costner

38616. You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted. – Kevin Costner

38617. I’ve been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene, and I don’t compete with them. – Kevin Costner

38618. When I make a film I’m away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them. – Kevin Costner

38619. I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don’t look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn’t appeal to me. – Kevin Costner

38620. I’m glad movies aren’t going to please everybody, they can’t. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don’t equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films. – Kevin Costner

38621. I’m proud of all the movies I’ve made. They’re not sequels, they’re not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don’t want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that. – Kevin Costner

38622. Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get. – Kevin Costner

38623. Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen. – Kevin Costner

38624. Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life. – Kevin Costner

38625. I am not a cynic. – Kevin Costner

38626. I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people. – Kevin Costner

38627. I don’t feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn’t do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched. – Kevin Costner

38628. I don’t think I’d have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been. – Kevin Costner

38629. I haven’t tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice. – Kevin Costner

38630. I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up. – Kevin Costner

38631. I stand up for what I believe. I don’t know if it’s always paid off for me, because I’ve been ridiculed and humiliated. – Kevin Costner

38632. I think there are good men and women in all decades. We’ve grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day. – Kevin Costner

38633. I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren’t born. For people who weren’t born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check. – Kevin Costner

38634. I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn’t happen. – Kevin Costner

38635. I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics. – Kevin Costner

38636. I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’ – Kevin Costner

38637. I’m getting those familiar feelings, and I’m just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again. – Kevin Costner

38638. I’m only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it. – Kevin Costner

38639. I don’t think I ever take huge risks, though I’m not scared of doing so. – Kevin Costner

38640. Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Lets go inland and be killed. – Norman Cota

38641. I have a tendency to often share the point of view of the conspiracy theory. – Marion Cotillard

38642. My parents always told me that if you want something, you can do whatever you have to do to get it. As long as it’s not against someone else. – Marion Cotillard

38643. The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent is think that it is actually possible, whereas for the moment, I think it’s not. I have a lot of work. – Marion Cotillard

38644. It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else. – Marion Cotillard

38645. As a teenager, I didn’t want to be me; I wanted to be many different people. Maybe I realized that they all lived inside me and that if I managed to connect with them, they would become aspects of me. – Marion Cotillard

38646. I don’t think you learn how to act. You learn how to use your emotions and feelings. – Marion Cotillard

38647. It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical… I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see. – Marion Cotillard

38648. All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go. – Charles Cotton

38649. The big trick in putting is not method; the secret of putting is domination of the nerves. – Henry Cotton

38650. Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will. – Henry Cotton

38651. Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off. – Henry Cotton

38652. If you pinch the sea of its liberty, though it be walls of stone or brass, it will beat them down. – John Cotton

38653. The boys are in such a mood that if someone introduced the Ten Commandments, they’d cut them down to seven. – Norris Cotton

38654. It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything. – Rene Coty

38655. The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion. – Pierre de Coubertin

38656. The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea. – Pierre de Coubertin

38657. Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes. – Pierre de Coubertin

38658. The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age. – Pierre de Coubertin

38659. Swifter, higher, stronger. – Pierre de Coubertin

38660. The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die. – Pierre de Coubertin

38661. The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete. – Pierre de Coubertin

38662. The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well. – Pierre de Coubertin

38663. The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. – Pierre de Coubertin

38664. The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them. – Pierre de Coubertin

38665. The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete. – Pierre de Coubertin

38666. Sport must be accessible to working class youth. – Pierre de Coubertin

38667. Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort. – Pierre de Coubertin

38668. The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity. – Pierre de Coubertin

38669. All sports must be treated on the basis of equality. – Pierre de Coubertin

38670. Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law. – Pierre de Coubertin

38671. Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for. – Pierre de Coubertin

38672. All sports for all people. – Pierre de Coubertin

38673. For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement. – Pierre de Coubertin

38674. For me sport was a religion… with religious sentiment. – Pierre de Coubertin

38675. Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. – Pierre de Coubertin

38676. In no way can sport be considered a luxury object. – Pierre de Coubertin

38677. In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty. – Pierre de Coubertin

38678. May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure. – Pierre de Coubertin

38679. Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport. – Pierre de Coubertin

38680. Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. – Pierre de Coubertin

38681. Olympism… exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will. – Pierre de Coubertin

38682. A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport. – Pierre de Coubertin

38683. If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence. – Pierre de Coubertin

38684. Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better. – Emile Coue

38685. When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception. – Emile Coue

38686. Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy. – Ann Coulter

38687. Why couldn’t Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate, you know, like John Kerry did? – Ann Coulter

38688. The Democrats have no actual policy proposals of their own unless constant carping counts as a policy. – Ann Coulter

38689. The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control. – Ann Coulter

38690. The really amazing part, to me, was when Florida made it into the Final Four, the Democrats didn’t demand a recount. – Ann Coulter

38691. Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America’s self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant. – Ann Coulter

38692. They’ve hit us and we’ve got to hit back hard, and I’m not just talking about the terrorists. – Ann Coulter

38693. Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments. – Ann Coulter

38694. Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening. – Ann Coulter

38695. We don’t want someone who will get 98 percent of the vote. We want someone who will get 51 percent of the vote. – Ann Coulter

38696. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war. – Ann Coulter

38697. We’ve finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don’t want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States. – Ann Coulter

38698. When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it’s a little hard to have any sort of productive debate. – Ann Coulter

38699. When we were at peace, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now there’s a war, so Democrats want to raise taxes. When there was a surplus, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now that there is a mild recession, Democrats want to raise taxes. – Ann Coulter

38700. Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties – provided we’re only talking about criminals. – Ann Coulter

38701. Whenever a liberal begins a statement with ‘I don’t know which is more frightening,’ you know the answer is going to be pretty clear. – Ann Coulter

38702. I’m not going to be lectured to. – Ann Coulter

38703. While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security. – Ann Coulter

38704. When you try to figure out what the religious right is, it ultimately comes down either to one man, Pat Robertson, or anyone who believes in a higher being and wants their taxes cut. – Ann Coulter

38705. I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined. – Ann Coulter

38706. The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy’s old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink. – Ann Coulter

38707. As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama. – Ann Coulter

38708. Clinton’s attempt to socialize healthcare was the second most disgusting thing he did in the oval office. I can’t remember was the first thing was. – Ann Coulter

38709. Democrats always assure us that deterrence will work, but when the time comes to deter, they’re against it. – Ann Coulter

38710. Democrats couldn’t care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can’t look at themselves in the mirror. – Ann Coulter

38711. Even Obama’s staunchest supporters are starting to leave him. Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate. – Ann Coulter

38712. Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years – and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush. – Ann Coulter

38713. If a university official’s letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she’s given the speech – which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech – is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech. – Ann Coulter

38714. I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am. – Ann Coulter

38715. Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking. – Ann Coulter

38716. I’ve decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats. – Ann Coulter

38717. If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged about serving in Vietnam – oh wait, he does. – Ann Coulter

38718. If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism. – Ann Coulter

38719. If the press really thinks Obama is Lincoln, they ought to treat him like they treated Bush, ’cause that’s how they treated Lincoln. His critics compared Lincoln to an ape; they called him an illiterate baboon. – Ann Coulter

38720. If we’re so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming here? Why aren’t they sneaking across the Mexican border to make their way to the Taliban? – Ann Coulter

38721. In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has. She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just for the Palin autobiography. – Ann Coulter

38722. Ironically, since Obama was elected, for the first time in my life I’m sometimes not proud of my country. – Ann Coulter

38723. I know Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that’s all I really need to know. – Ann Coulter

38724. Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You’re for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words “abortion” or “tax hikes” pass their lips. – Ann Coulter

38725. If cats were double the size they are now, they’d probably be illegal. – Doug Coupland

38726. If you’re not a tree hugger, then you’re a what, a tree hater? – Doug Coupland

38727. If you don’t have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can’t expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis. – Doug Coupland

38728. If you don’t change, then what’s the point of anything happening to you? – Doug Coupland

38729. If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it. – Doug Coupland

38730. If our subconscious was attractive, we wouldn’t have to bury it down deep within us. – Doug Coupland

38731. If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive. – Doug Coupland

38732. If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil. – Doug Coupland

38733. On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin, and then they look at your clothes, and by the time they’re listening to what you’re saying, you’re off the screen. – Doug Coupland

38734. If God drives a car, He’d drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window. – Doug Coupland

38735. In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich. – Doug Coupland

38736. If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure. – Doug Coupland

38737. I’ve got 911 on speed dial. – Doug Coupland

38738. I want pills called September 10. You take one and your mind feels like the 11th never happened. – Doug Coupland

38739. I think the killers get far too much attention. – Doug Coupland

38740. I think that in the future, clocks won’t say three o’clock anymore. They’ll just get right to the point and rename three o’clock ‘Pepsi.’ – Doug Coupland

38741. I like doing radio because it’s so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you’re inside there heads, not only that, you’re in there laying eggs. – Doug Coupland

38742. I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock. – Doug Coupland

38743. If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. – Doug Coupland

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38744. Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation. – Doug Coupland

38745. Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long. – Doug Coupland

38746. New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108. – Doug Coupland

38747. Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away. – Doug Coupland

38748. Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair. – Doug Coupland

38749. Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it’s been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries. – Doug Coupland

38750. Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler. – Doug Coupland

38751. Men won’t read any email from a woman that’s over 200 words long. – Doug Coupland

38752. If your life had lyrics, would they be any good? – Doug Coupland

38753. Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you. – Doug Coupland

38754. In our heads we’re all about 33 years old. – Doug Coupland

38755. Long lives aren’t natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin. – Doug Coupland

38756. Life always kills you in the end, but first it prevents you from getting what you want. – Doug Coupland

38757. It’s weird when people start sentences with ‘frankly’ – as if their other sentences don’t count. – Doug Coupland

38758. It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations. – Doug Coupland

38759. It’s difficult to speak with beautiful people. No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you. – Doug Coupland

38760. It also allows you to look as though you’re not particularly from the present, future or past, either. – Doug Coupland

38761. Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code? – Doug Coupland

38762. Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change who they are simply by moving to a different place. Birds migrate, but it’s not quite the same thing. – Doug Coupland

38763. Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky. – Doug Coupland

38764. Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them. – Doug Coupland

38765. Eagles are seagulls with a good hairdo. – Doug Coupland

38766. Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking. – Doug Coupland

38767. Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living. – Doug Coupland

38768. Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine. – Doug Coupland

38769. Christmas makes everything twice as sad. – Doug Coupland

38770. Canadians can easily ‘pass for American’ as long as we don’t accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car. – Doug Coupland

38771. Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. – Doug Coupland

38772. I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along. – Doug Coupland

38773. Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. – Doug Coupland

38774. Every single moment is a coincidence. – Doug Coupland

38775. Being asked what animal you’d like to be is a trick question; you’re already an animal. – Doug Coupland

38776. Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. – Doug Coupland

38777. Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they’ve been told they have lots in common. – Doug Coupland

38778. Adventure without risk is Disneyland. – Doug Coupland

38779. A ring is a halo on your finger. – Doug Coupland

38780. A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out. – Doug Coupland

38781. A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you’re past it. – Doug Coupland

38782. Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos. – Doug Coupland

38783. Flying dreams mean that you’re doing the right thing with your life. – Doug Coupland

38784. I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-life, like radioactive elements. – Doug Coupland

38785. High school is such a shared experience in North American culture. – Doug Coupland

38786. Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. – Doug Coupland

38787. Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters. – Doug Coupland

38788. God is what keeps us together after the love is gone. – Doug Coupland

38789. Gap clothing allows you to look like you’re from nowhere and anywhere. – Doug Coupland

38790. Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room. – Doug Coupland

38791. Earth was not built for six billion people all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs. – Doug Coupland

38792. Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without. – Doug Coupland

38793. Every human being you see in the course of a day has a problem that’s sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar. – Doug Coupland

38794. Florida isn’t so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself, as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found. – Doug Coupland

38795. Figure out what it is in life you don’t do well, and then don’t do it. – Doug Coupland

38796. Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness. – Doug Coupland

38797. Fate is for losers. – Doug Coupland

38798. Failure is authentic, and because it’s authentic, it’s real and genuine, and because of that, it’s a pure state of being. – Doug Coupland

38799. Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives. – Doug Coupland

38800. Everybody has basically the same family, it’s just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next. – Doug Coupland

38801. I don’t want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me. – Doug Coupland

38802. Forget about being world famous, it’s hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence. – Doug Coupland

38803. There’s a lot to be said for having a small manageable dream. – Doug Coupland

38804. I know it’s not cat food, but what exactly is it that they put inside of tinned ravioli? – Doug Coupland

38805. The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents, the more quickly you become them. – Doug Coupland

38806. The modern economy isn’t about the redistribution of wealth, it’s about the redistribution of time. – Doug Coupland

38807. The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member. – Doug Coupland

38808. The real killers in the business world aren’t the ones who aim for the top, it’s the ones who aim for two notches below the top. – Doug Coupland

38809. The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. – Doug Coupland

38810. The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all. – Doug Coupland

38811. There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent. – Doug Coupland

38812. Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict? – Doug Coupland

38813. There’s much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world’s probably a better place for it. – Doug Coupland

38814. There’s nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It’s a total turn-off. – Doug Coupland

38815. Thinking you’re immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal. – Doug Coupland

38816. Tofu hot dogs are actually scarier than real hot dogs. It’s like wanting the worst possible meat product without even the thrill of it actually being meat. – Doug Coupland

38817. Too much free time is certainly a monkey’s paw in disguise. Most people can’t handle a structureless life. – Doug Coupland

38818. Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look, you never have to think about fashion again. – Doug Coupland

38819. The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don’t take them, the universe says to itself, ‘Oh I see, this person doesn’t like opportunities’ and stops giving them to you. – Doug Coupland

38820. Salad bars are like a restaurant’s lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy. – Doug Coupland

38821. Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again. – Doug Coupland

38822. One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do. – Doug Coupland

38823. Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it’s seemingly smooth. – Doug Coupland

38824. People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own. – Doug Coupland

38825. People will always choose more money over more sex. – Doug Coupland

38826. Purchased experiences don’t count. – Doug Coupland

38827. The future and eternity are two entirely different things. – Doug Coupland

38828. Royalty is either going to do very well with cloning, or it’s going to disappear completely. – Doug Coupland

38829. Sometimes failure isn’t an opportunity in disguise, it’s just you. – Doug Coupland

38830. Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul into the grave. – Doug Coupland

38831. Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. – Doug Coupland

38832. Star Trek characters never go shopping. – Doug Coupland

38833. Technology favors horrible people. – Doug Coupland

38834. Telling people they look relaxed makes them look relaxed. – Doug Coupland

38835. Quick. Name ten dead redheads. – Doug Coupland

38836. You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal. – Doug Coupland

38837. With Google I’m starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless. – Doug Coupland

38838. Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people. – Doug Coupland

38839. You can never become rich unless you like rich people. – Doug Coupland

38840. Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right. – Doug Coupland

38841. Your body isn’t just a body. It’s an ecosystem. – Doug Coupland

38842. Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are. – Doug Coupland

38843. You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself. – Doug Coupland

38844. You can’t get mad at weather because weather’s not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life. – Doug Coupland

38845. You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog. – Doug Coupland

38846. Where does personality end and brain damage begin? – Doug Coupland

38847. Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives. – Doug Coupland

38848. You spend a much larger part of your life being old, not young. – Doug Coupland

38849. When we constantly ask for miracles, we’re unraveling the fabric of the world. A world of continuous miracles would not be a world, it would be a cartoon. – Doug Coupland

38850. When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they’re going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they’re going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture. – Doug Coupland

38851. You can only fall in love six times in your life. Choose wisely. – Doug Coupland

38852. When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down? – Doug Coupland

38853. Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn’t arrive. – Doug Coupland

38854. We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes. – Doug Coupland

38855. We need to be around our families not because we have so many shared experiences to talk about, but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid. – Doug Coupland

38856. We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place. – Doug Coupland

38857. We’re rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping. – Doug Coupland

38858. When you crop the photo, you tell a lie. – Doug Coupland

38859. What exactly is it that humans do that is specifically human? There has to be something. How odd it is for billions of people to be alive, yet not one of them is really quite sure of what makes people people. – Doug Coupland

38860. We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they’re so rude. – Doug Coupland

38861. What if God exists except it turns out he doesn’t really like people very much? – Doug Coupland

38862. I’m a lot older than I was when I was 30, which is kind of hard to believe. – Fred Couples

38863. Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. – Richard Courant

38864. For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics? – Richard Courant

38865. The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it. – Gustave Courbet

38866. Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal. – Gustave Courbet

38867. When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves. – Gustave Courbet

38868. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. – Gustave Courbet

38869. Fine art is knowledge made visible. – Gustave Courbet

38870. France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside. – Gustave Courbet

38871. I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients. – Gustave Courbet

38872. I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota. – Gustave Courbet

38873. Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things. – Gustave Courbet

38874. Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. – Gustave Courbet

38875. I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair! – Katie Couric

38876. A lot people I know – it drives them crazy when they’re watching, to see the people with their signs and waving, but there’s something that’s very inclusive about it. – Katie Couric

38877. I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that’s really motivating. – Katie Couric

38878. I don’t know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we’ve become friends through the years. And you’ve been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. – Katie Couric

38879. I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out. – Katie Couric

38880. I know there’s a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do. I’m fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about. – Katie Couric

38881. I think sometimes people project things on you, but I’m trying to handle everything that’s happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can’t necessarily win all the time. – Katie Couric

38882. I’ve always tried to stay true to my authentic self. – Katie Couric

38883. He was always sort of a scrappy little kid wasn’t he? A bit of a fighter? – Katie Couric

38884. Now, if they’re there to talk about something specifically, and I determine through my own editorial judgment, that another area isn’t germane, or isn’t an important part of it, that’s something else. But we never agree to anything in advance, absolutely not. – Katie Couric

38885. Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts. – Katie Couric

38886. So I don’t really focus too much on that, and I think it’s dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you’re not going to be doing a really quality job yourself. – Katie Couric

38887. He would take the blow so you didn’t have to. – Katie Couric

38888. That studies have shown that more people are getting up earlier, they’re getting their news earlier. They’re getting less sleep, getting up at earlier hours. – Katie Couric

38889. They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you’re conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece. – Katie Couric

38890. You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you. – Katie Couric

38891. You know, you’ve got serious pieces, you’ve got light pieces, you’ve got cooking segments, you’ve got health-related topics, so it’s not as if they’ve had a unique personality from the get-go. – Katie Couric

38892. You see, that’s the problem I have with “you people.” – Katie Couric

38893. If I hear the word ‘perky’ again, I’ll puke. – Katie Couric

38894. Sometimes I think change is a good thing. – Katie Couric

38895. All three networks have always had a morning show but now cable of course is taking some of that audience away and a variety of other things, probably the Internet as well. – Katie Couric

38896. And I’ve always – the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you’re too busy worrying about the competition, you don’t focus enough on what you’re doing. – Katie Couric

38897. But, you know, they don’t enjoy the dinner hour together. It’s just not as much of a ritual at night and it’s interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning. – Katie Couric

38898. And they like being able to turn on the television day in and day out to see someone that they know and they feel comfortable with and trust hopefully and respect even. – Katie Couric

38899. But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it’s a very different animal. You know, they’re running around, they’re getting their kids ready for school, they’re probably doing eight million things, they’re brushing their teeth. – Katie Couric

38900. At least for me personally, I’ve always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I’m speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience. – Katie Couric

38901. It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete. – Jim Courier

38902. Unbelievable, yet, what else could it be? – Jim Courier

38903. The dumber you are on court, the better you’re going to play. – Jim Courier

38904. Tennis doesn’t encourage any kind of intellectual development. – Jim Courier

38905. I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they’re guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I’m feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what’s going on. – Jim Courier

38906. The airplane has had a big impact on my life. – Jim Courier

38907. I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about – over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life’s very full today. Not enough days in the week. – Margaret Smith Court

38908. My femininity is always something I’ve tried to preserve in this dog-eat-dog world. – Margaret Smith Court

38909. If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable. – Georges Courteline

38910. It is better to waste one’s youth than to do nothing with it at all. – Georges Courteline

38911. There just doesn’t seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore. – Tom Courtenay

38912. I don’t want to peak too early. The worry is that you never know until it’s all over whether you peaked at all – and then you’re finished and it’s too late. – Tom Courtenay

38913. I never did anything about my stardom, it never meant anything to me. – Tom Courtenay

38914. The film business is absurd. Stars don’t last very long. It’s much more interesting to be a proper actor. – Tom Courtenay

38915. The beautiful cannot be the way to what is useful, or to what is good, or to what is holy; it leads only to itself. – Victor Cousin

38916. Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice. – Victor Cousin

38917. All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things. – Victor Cousin

38918. True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is. – Victor Cousin

38919. All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world. – Victor Cousin

38920. The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. – Norman Cousins

38921. Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. – Norman Cousins

38922. People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams. – Norman Cousins

38923. My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason. – Norman Cousins

38924. Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. – Norman Cousins

38925. The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. – Norman Cousins

38926. Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis – once that crisis can be recognized and understood. – Norman Cousins

38927. The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. – Norman Cousins

38928. The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. – Norman Cousins

38929. The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it. – Norman Cousins

38930. We will not have peace by afterthought. – Norman Cousins

38931. What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. – Norman Cousins

38932. Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world? – Norman Cousins

38933. Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. – Norman Cousins

38934. The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force. – Norman Cousins

38935. The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. – Norman Cousins

38936. Life is an adventure in forgiveness. – Norman Cousins

38937. Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. – Norman Cousins

38938. He who keeps his cool best wins. – Norman Cousins

38939. The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter. – Norman Cousins

38940. Laughter is inner jogging. – Norman Cousins

38941. A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. – Norman Cousins

38942. A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences. – Norman Cousins

38943. A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. – Norman Cousins

38944. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life. – Norman Cousins

38945. Cynicism is intellectual treason. – Norman Cousins

38946. Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country. – Norman Cousins

38947. Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. – Norman Cousins

38948. History is a vast early warning system. – Norman Cousins

38949. Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. – Norman Cousins

38950. If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. – Norman Cousins

38951. If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it. – Norman Cousins

38952. It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. – Norman Cousins

38953. It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete. – Norman Cousins

38954. Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. – Norman Cousins

38955. Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins

38956. I have always wanted to be on Broadway, whether on ice or on the boards. – Robin Cousins

38957. Skating everywhere is unpredictable, no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star. You have to have a skater who is dedicated, passionate, and willing to learn. – Robin Cousins

38958. Skating is now retro and hip. – Robin Cousins

38959. I wanted to be Gene Kelly. Well really, I just wanted to dance with Cyd Charisse. – Robin Cousins

38960. Advise for anybody – enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don’t be impatient. – Robin Cousins

38961. Production was what I always wanted to do, even when I was skating. I’m a bit of a sponge. When I was going around competing I was always asking, ‘What does that light do?’ If you want to be successful, you have to understand what people are doing around you. – Robin Cousins

38962. Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had. – Robin Cousins

38963. The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38964. People protect what they love. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38965. The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38966. The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38967. The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38968. The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38969. The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38970. Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38971. We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38972. We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38973. What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38974. When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38975. No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38976. The sea is the universal sewer. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38977. However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38978. The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38979. A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38980. No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38981. From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38982. I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38983. I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38984. Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38985. If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38986. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38987. Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38988. It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38989. It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38990. If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38991. Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

38992. That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns – the fans were more rabid, and they wanted to literally kill the opposition. – Bob Cousy

38993. The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all. – Bob Cousy

38994. The NBA wasn’t a big deal at that time, so it wasn’t really in my career plans. – Bob Cousy

38995. There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse. – Bob Cousy

38996. We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did. – Bob Cousy

38997. You have to remember that coaching wasn’t sophisticated back then – you didn’t have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today – so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life. – Bob Cousy

38998. People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans. – Bob Cousy

38999. We had a strong relationship with Walter Brown, and felt that he was the best owner in the league. – Bob Cousy

39000. My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from $5 to $7. – Bob Cousy

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