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180000 famous quotes part 4 – 3001 to 4000

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180000 famous quotes part 4 – 3001 to 4000

3001. The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become. – James Lane Allen

3002. To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. – James Lane Allen

3003. We do not attract what we want, but what we are. – James Lane Allen

3004. Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. – James Lane Allen

3005. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. – James Lane Allen

3006. Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – James Lane Allen

3007. You cannot travel within and stand still without. – James Lane Allen

3008. Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go. – James Van Allen

3009. These days, it’s really been uninteresting except when disasters occur. – James Van Allen

3010. We had an erector set, and I was an avid fan of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines. – James Van Allen

3011. I’m going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don’t get me first. – Jay Presson Allen

3012. Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That’s what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession. – Joan Allen

3013. It’s such a great feeling to make people laugh. I know I’ve made people cry or want to slit their wrists, but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating, wonderful thing. – Joan Allen

3014. I think that I do separate myself a fair amount. And I don’t feel like I am representing women. That’s up to however people interpret it once they sort of see it. – Joan Allen

3015. I certainly do get at the end of my rope at times. We all do. – Joan Allen

3016. Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even if it was just vicariously. – Joan Allen

3017. I don’t have a political bone in my body. – Joan Allen

3018. Eventually you love people – friends or lovers – because of their flaws. – Karen Allen

3019. I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I’d run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York. – Karen Allen

3020. I’ve always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I’ll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life. – Karen Allen

3021. I’ve never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life. – Karen Allen

3022. Idleness does drive me crazy, but I’d rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it. – Karen Allen

3023. I think men are a beautiful creation. – Krista Allen

3024. I’m a firm believer that it’s not the way you look or what you have, but what you’ve got inside. – Krista Allen

3025. Life is too short not to do a little practical joking. – Krista Allen

3026. Men are amazing. I love the way they are. They’re consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved. But at the same time, they need to feel like men. – Krista Allen

3027. At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it. – Krista Allen

3028. I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men – that they never mature and are always just boys. – Krista Allen

3029. It actually took me a year to learn how to play running back – to understand what they were doing defensively and then what our guys were doing every single play. – Marcus Allen

3030. You’ve got to be extremely careful, because you could be with a great team, and you could be the product of a great team. There are some players that stand out despite the teams that they play on, and there are some players that are good because of the team that they’re with. – Marcus Allen

3031. You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there’s certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now. – Marcus Allen

3032. To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons… that’s the greatest thing. – Marcus Allen

3033. That’s why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible. – Marcus Allen

3034. It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing. – Marcus Allen

3035. I was saying earlier that it’s really strange – you can almost step outside yourself and observe yourself running, and that’s what I was doing. – Marcus Allen

3036. I just felt like reflecting on my junior year, when I didn’t know what I was doing, I left a lot of stuff out there. Actually, I gained close to 700 yards more and I took myself out of a lot of games. – Marcus Allen

3037. Going in, I knew I wasn’t one of the top ones, because I didn’t even make the pre-season All-American team. That shows you what people thought of me right there, so I knew I had to go to work. – Marcus Allen

3038. Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible, mainly through television or ESPN. – Marcus Allen

3039. But there is something to the fact that we don’t see games on the West Coast, or we don’t see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It’s so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place. – Marcus Allen

3040. But Barry, to me, is head and shoulders above everybody. – Marcus Allen

3041. At USC, if you’re running back there, and you do gain you over 1,500 yards, people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones. – Marcus Allen

3042. I just think that we’re capable of so much more; we don’t utilize all our capacity like we should. – Marcus Allen

3043. It’s always hard – if you’re not the best player on your team, how can you be the best player in college? – Marcus Allen

3044. A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year. – Marty Allen

3045. If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. – Marty Allen

3046. I know a doctor who can give you a shot and you’ll get over that cold you’ve got and get better in a day. – Mel Allen

3047. I am very excited to be supporting one of the world’s most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere. – Paul Allen

3048. The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too. – Paul Allen

3049. We’ve had some tough times, but we’ve hung in there. – Paul Allen

3050. What should exist? To me, that’s the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don’t have? How can we realize our potential? – Paul Allen

3051. When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help. – Paul Allen

3052. In my own work, I’ve tried to anticipate what’s coming over the horizon, to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people’s lives in a meaningful way. – Paul Allen

3053. The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward. – Paul Allen

3054. Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting. – Peter Allen

3055. Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said. – Peter Lewis Allen

3056. Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices. – Peter Lewis Allen

3057. Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s. – Peter Lewis Allen

3058. The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague – sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets. – Peter Lewis Allen

3059. Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it? – Peter Lewis Allen

3060. Even more than this, however, the sick – like lepers – were often reviled because people believed that they had brought their torments upon themselves. – Peter Lewis Allen

3061. I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don’t have any prejudice. Life concerns me. – Ralph Allen

3062. Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation. – Ralph Allen

3063. The magic of creation has always fascinated me. – Ralph Allen

3064. People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence. – Ralph Allen

3065. I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests. – Ralph Allen

3066. At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time. – Ralph Allen

3067. My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father’s office. – Ralph Allen

3068. I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a ‘national’ posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda. – Richard V. Allen

3069. A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress. – Richard V. Allen

3070. A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals. – Richard V. Allen

3071. At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year. – Richard V. Allen

3072. The ‘transition’ involves the transfer of power from one president to another. In recent times, the incoming President has designated a Director of the Transition, a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power. – Richard V. Allen

3073. We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to – be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted. – Richard V. Allen

3074. Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration. – Richard V. Allen

3075. Unlike the Reagan and Bush Administrations, with but one exception, the Clinton administration failed to reach out to Republicans in creating a new team, and eventually paid a political price. – Richard V. Allen

3076. This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free. – Richard V. Allen

3077. The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process. – Richard V. Allen

3078. The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy. – Richard V. Allen

3079. Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries. – Richard V. Allen

3080. The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because ‘people are policy’), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards. – Richard V. Allen

3081. ‘Favoritism’ is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President’s party. – Richard V. Allen

3082. Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration. – Richard V. Allen

3083. Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate; some candidates have been careful to name a transition team as much as a year in advance. – Richard V. Allen

3084. In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the ‘other’ party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency. – Richard V. Allen

3085. In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine (‘vet’) its nominees for high public office. – Richard V. Allen

3086. If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them. – Richard V. Allen

3087. If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations. – Richard V. Allen

3088. Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976, Ronald Reagan a year prior. The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992, lingered in naming its team, and as a result, took almost a year to staff its ranks. – Richard V. Allen

3089. The Leader will be a person with the management skills to coordinate the activities of the Team, and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the objectives of the incoming President. – Richard V. Allen

3090. Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. – Richard V. Allen

3091. If a horse won’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it. – Richie Allen

3092. I’ll play first, third, left. I’ll play anywhere – except Philadelphia. – Richie Allen

3093. I wish they’d shut the gates, and let us play ball with no press and no fans. – Richie Allen

3094. I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it’s nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It’s a shame they’ve destroyed my love for the game. – Richie Allen

3095. I think at that time I obviously wasn’t aware of what I really needed. But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone was beneficial ’cause if I hadn’t done it then, maybe I’d never have done it. – Rick Allen

3096. Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life. – Rick Allen

3097. I have never been one for the over-the-top. – Rick Allen

3098. I prefer the rather old and battered, things with character, to the brand new. – Rick Allen

3099. I really don’t feel any strong allegiance to any country. – Rick Allen

3100. I think all of those things, but certainly the booze really brought out the really unreasonable side of me, and I just didn’t want to revisit that place again. – Rick Allen

3101. ‘Cause I felt I didn’t have anything else to prove as a musician… and boy was I wrong about that one. – Rick Allen

3102. I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I’ve never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. – Rick Allen

3103. If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they’d come to visit more and I’d get to spend more time here. But I’m laying down roots in America so when I’m there, just being at home, it’s harder to break away from that. – Rick Allen

3104. My situation should have been a lot worse. By rights I shouldn’t have survived the crash. – Rick Allen

3105. I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan. – Rick Allen

3106. I wanted to be as far away from everybody as I could be. I found it difficult to be close to anybody, not just the guys in the band. – Rick Allen

3107. Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show. – Rick Allen

3108. Just the same way I’d say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention. – Rick Allen

3109. We’re probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album. – Rick Allen

3110. Yes, of course that’s true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I’d pretty much lost interest in playing drums. – Rick Allen

3111. Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy. – Rick Allen

3112. And more importantly, I wouldn’t be the person I am today, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I may not even have been here if it wasn’t for the accident. – Rick Allen

3113. But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool, the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me. – Rick Allen

3114. But the irony is that because the band isn’t the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more. – Rick Allen

3115. But it’s funny that now I’m in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I’m just so glad I’ve been able to get to this point. – Rick Allen

3116. But I think that the most important thing was to really stop drinking. – Rick Allen

3117. At the end of the day, they’re happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you’ve got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set. – Rick Allen

3118. America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it’s a strange situation as I feel almost like I’m in no-man’s land some of the time, because although I’m a resident, I still can’t vote so I don’t really have a say in what goes on where I live. – Rick Allen

3119. Before my accident I was a little too… selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I’m blessed. I’m really blessed. – Rick Allen

3120. Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom. – Robert G. Allen

3121. Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand. – Robert G. Allen

3122. How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. – Robert G. Allen

3123. Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. – Robert G. Allen

3124. If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls. – Roland Allen

3125. I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them. – Roland Allen

3126. Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit. – Roland Allen

3127. In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth. – Roland Allen

3128. It certainly must help us if we recognize that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit which creates a unity which we can never create. – Roland Allen

3129. Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact. – Roland Allen

3130. Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him. – Roland Allen

3131. The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them. – Roland Allen

3132. The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness. – Roland Allen

3133. To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response. – Roland Allen

3134. Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience. – Roland Allen

3135. Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. – Steve Allen

3136. Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics. – Steve Allen

3137. I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind. – Steve Allen

3138. If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. – Steve Allen

3139. If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is – holy war. – Steve Allen

3140. In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders. – Steve Allen

3141. Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar. – Steve Allen

3142. One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations. – Steve Allen

3143. Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized. – Steve Allen

3144. The hair is real – it’s the head that’s a fake. – Steve Allen

3145. Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances. – Steve Allen

3146. I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world. – Ted Allen

3147. For each episode the five of us are all wearing clothes by the same designer. It’s a different designer for each episode, but for each one we’re all wearing their clothes. – Ted Allen

3148. Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day. – Ted Allen

3149. It’s very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I’m not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA trained chef. – Ted Allen

3150. In actuality, there was casting for the show and it was pretty difficult. – Ted Allen

3151. If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me. – Ted Allen

3152. I’ve leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we’re keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff! – Ted Allen

3153. My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it’s refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things. – Ted Allen

3154. I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy. – Ted Allen

3155. My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it. – Ted Allen

3156. I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations. – Ted Allen

3157. I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen. – Ted Allen

3158. I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I’ve learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special. – Ted Allen

3159. I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles. – Ted Allen

3160. I am much more interested in the process than results. – Ted Allen

3161. However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I’ve been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It’s just something I’m passionate about. – Ted Allen

3162. I’m in a loft and the kitchen is in the very center of the apartment. The whole place revolves around it. – Ted Allen

3163. Thom is one of those wonderful people to cook for because he absolutely loves it, just loves it. He loves to eat and drink and he’d be a great guest at any dinner party. – Ted Allen

3164. You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame. – Ted Allen

3165. What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff. – Ted Allen

3166. Well, we don’t take money from people and then show the product. It has to be a product that we like anyway, and that’s true for all five of us, which is one of the really nice things about the way we make the show. – Ted Allen

3167. Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets. – Ted Allen

3168. The great mystery to me is how restaurant critics think they can get away with doing their job without anybody noticing who they are. – Ted Allen

3169. Sesame oil is probably my favorite condiment, period. – Ted Allen

3170. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information. – Ted Allen

3171. Oh, did I tell you I have a cookbook? I have a cookbook deal. – Ted Allen

3172. No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine, in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section and we do a brief overview of our subject area. – Ted Allen

3173. While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously. – Tim Allen

3174. Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we’ve always had: work, or prison. – Tim Allen

3175. Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon. – Tim Allen

3176. Never comment on a woman’s rear end. Never use the words “large” or “size” with “rear end.” Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me. – Tim Allen

3177. Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom. – Tim Allen

3178. Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn’t go far didn’t see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded. – Tim Allen

3179. Men are liars. We’ll lie about lying if we have to. I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. – Tim Allen

3180. Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything. – Tim Allen

3181. My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance. – Tim Allen

3182. They don’t have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways. – Tom Allen

3183. Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response. – Tom Allen

3184. Maine’s long and cold winters may help keep our State’s population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people. – Tom Allen

3185. In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have. – Tom Allen

3186. In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expel Osama bin Laden. – Tom Allen

3187. If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you’re not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything. – Tom Allen

3188. I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations. – Tom Allen

3189. I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism. – Tom Allen

3190. Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups. – Tom Allen

3191. Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities. – Tom Allen

3192. Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence. – Tom Allen

3193. Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens. – Tom Allen

3194. By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America! – Tom Allen

3195. The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources. – Tom Allen

3196. These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things. – Tom Allen

3197. Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity. – Tom Allen

3198. Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses. – Tom Allen

3199. To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it. – Tom Allen

3200. Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research. – Tom Allen

3201. Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean’s surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance. – Tom Allen

3202. We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq. – Tom Allen

3203. I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans. – Tom Allen

3204. What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt. – Tom Allen

3205. While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best. – Tom Allen

3206. The Republicans in the House and the Bush administration are bankrupting this country. – Tom Allen

3207. Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases. – Tom Allen

3208. The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It’s bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities. – Tom Allen

3209. President Bush’s mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office. – Tom Allen

3210. The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury’s special qualities. – Tom Allen

3211. But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders. – Tom Allen

3212. I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm. – Tom Allen

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3213. I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol… But we need the tax money. – Walter Allen

3214. I’ve never been an intellectual but I have this look. – Woody Allen

3215. Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. – Woody Allen

3216. Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television. – Woody Allen

3217. It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen

3218. It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. – Woody Allen

3219. It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune. – Woody Allen

3220. In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. – Woody Allen

3221. In California, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows. – Woody Allen

3222. In Beverly Hills… they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows. – Woody Allen

3223. If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. – Woody Allen

3224. If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. – Woody Allen

3225. If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. – Woody Allen

3226. I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle! – Woody Allen

3227. If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right. – Woody Allen

3228. Marriage is the death of hope. – Woody Allen

3229. I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. – Woody Allen

3230. I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own. – Woody Allen

3231. I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen

3232. I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. – Woody Allen

3233. I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse. – Woody Allen

3234. I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead. – Woody Allen

3235. I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox. – Woody Allen

3236. I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said ‘No.’ – Woody Allen

3237. I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. – Woody Allen

3238. I think being funny is not anyone’s first choice. – Woody Allen

3239. I tended to place my wife under a pedestal. – Woody Allen

3240. If my films make one more person miserable, I’ll feel I have done my job. – Woody Allen

3241. Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness. – Woody Allen

3242. You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen

3243. Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. – Woody Allen

3244. Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered? – Woody Allen

3245. Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen. – Woody Allen

3246. When we played softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back. – Woody Allen

3247. When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room. – Woody Allen

3248. What if nothing exists and we’re all in somebody’s dream? – Woody Allen

3249. What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. – Woody Allen

3250. Tradition is the illusion of permanance. – Woody Allen

3251. Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. – Woody Allen

3252. The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. – Woody Allen

3253. Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon. – Woody Allen

3254. The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. – Woody Allen

3255. Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. – Woody Allen

3256. Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, ‘Be fruitful and multiply,’ but not in those words. – Woody Allen

3257. Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good. – Woody Allen

3258. Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. – Woody Allen

3259. Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea. – Woody Allen

3260. Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. – Woody Allen

3261. On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down . – Woody Allen

3262. Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday. – Woody Allen

3263. My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. – Woody Allen

3264. My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker. – Woody Allen

3265. Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all. – Woody Allen

3266. Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. – Woody Allen

3267. There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? – Woody Allen

3268. The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep. – Woody Allen

3269. Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there. – Woody Allen

3270. To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition. – Woody Allen

3271. I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys. – Woody Allen

3272. As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. – Woody Allen

3273. Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats. – Woody Allen

3274. Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. – Woody Allen

3275. Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue. – Woody Allen

3276. Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. – Woody Allen

3277. Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it. – Woody Allen

3278. He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian. – Woody Allen

3279. His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. – Woody Allen

3280. I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. – Woody Allen

3281. I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. – Woody Allen

3282. Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen

3283. I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. – Woody Allen

3284. I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen

3285. I don’t have to ‘freedom-kiss’ my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her. – Woody Allen

3286. I don’t believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear. – Woody Allen

3287. I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government. – Woody Allen

3288. I am two with nature. – Woody Allen

3289. I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. – Woody Allen

3290. I failed to make the chess team because of my height. – Woody Allen

3291. The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds. – George Allen, Sr.

3292. When we get to the future, I’ll determine the future. – George Allen, Sr.

3293. Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can. – George Allen, Sr.

3294. Every day you waste is one you can never make up. – George Allen, Sr.

3295. Winning is the science of being totally prepared. – George Allen, Sr.

3296. Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done. – George Allen, Sr.

3297. The tougher the job, the greater the reward. – George Allen, Sr.

3298. Success is what you do with your ability. It’s how you use your talent. – George Allen, Sr.

3299. Persevere and get it done. – George Allen, Sr.

3300. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. – George Allen, Sr.

3301. Every time you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little. – George Allen, Sr.

3302. One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. – George Allen, Sr.

3303. Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day. – George Allen, Sr.

3304. Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. – George Allen, Sr.

3305. If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks. – George Allen, Sr.

3306. The achiever is the only individual who is truly alive. – George Allen, Sr.

3307. Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about. – George Allen, Sr.

3308. I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic. – Isabel Allende

3309. All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom. – Isabel Allende

3310. Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken. – Isabel Allende

3311. Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor – they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed. – Isabel Allende

3312. Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks. – Isabel Allende

3313. I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me. – Isabel Allende

3314. We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged. – Isabel Allende

3315. What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse. – Isabel Allende

3316. I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. – Isabel Allende

3317. There’s a lot more to life than how fat or thin you are. – Kirstie Alley

3318. Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it’s the hardest thing to share them. But we’re trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives. – Kirstie Alley

3319. Usually, about 85 percent of what the tabloids report is a lie. Over the last year, I can truly say it has been 99 percent. – Kirstie Alley

3320. When I play ball, I play hardball. – Kirstie Alley

3321. When I see someone who is starved, they don’t look alert. They don’t have boundless energy. If you’re too skinny, it looks like you’re near death. – Kirstie Alley

3322. When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using. – Kirstie Alley

3323. When push comes to shove, it ain’t the science that’s going to lift you up-it’s the belief, the spiritual side of life, that’s going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are. – Kirstie Alley

3324. When you’re the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries. – Kirstie Alley

3325. You’ll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you’ll be challenged and growing and having fun. – Kirstie Alley

3326. There’s always somebody older, richer, more desperate than you. – Kirstie Alley

3327. You’re not going to live your life unscathed. – Kirstie Alley

3328. The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I’m not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat. – Kirstie Alley

3329. No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness. – Kirstie Alley

3330. Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it. If you have a person you don’t need for anything, that’s ideal. You’re just together because you really want to be. – Kirstie Alley

3331. Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too. – Kirstie Alley

3332. I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead. – Kirstie Alley

3333. I binge when I’m happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I’m at a birthday party. – Kirstie Alley

3334. I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies. – Kirstie Alley

3335. I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it. – Kirstie Alley

3336. I developed a nutty attitude where I’d think, If some guy really loves me he doesn’t care if I’m fat. I’d come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat. – Kirstie Alley

3337. I don’t like psychiatry. I don’t believe it works. I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic, for the most part. – Kirstie Alley

3338. I don’t smoke pot. I never liked it. – Kirstie Alley

3339. I have a hotline to the tabloids. When I get up in the morning, I call the Star, and the last thing at night, I call them. I want them to have the inside track. – Kirstie Alley

3340. I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I’d rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed. – Kirstie Alley

3341. I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working. – Kirstie Alley

3342. I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother. – Kirstie Alley

3343. I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He’d better be strong and have a good heart! – Kirstie Alley

3344. I was really tired of words like ‘plus size,’ ’round’ and ‘large.’ I thought, ‘Come on, we’re fat.’ – Kirstie Alley

3345. I was so naive I didn’t even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call. – Kirstie Alley

3346. I’m happy when I’m juggling, but I feel like I’ve gone from, like, 3 balls to 10 bowling balls. But, that’s a good problem. I don’t really have a complaint about that. – Kirstie Alley

3347. Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems. – Kirstie Alley

3348. It’s amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends. – Kirstie Alley

3349. I always had really long swimmer’s arms. The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere. – Kirstie Alley

3350. I couldn’t care less about sex unless I meet someone who I think is wonderful. – Kirstie Alley

3351. I don’t think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They’re just people with little bodies. – Kirstie Alley

3352. God gave us intestines for a reason. I’m not keen on surgery. It’s too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is. – Kirstie Alley

3353. For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression. – Kirstie Alley

3354. I don’t believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up. – Kirstie Alley

3355. I always feel like there is some dude out there with money that I could fall back on if I needed to. – Kirstie Alley

3356. As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness. – Svetlana Alliluyeva

3357. It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes. – Svetlana Alliluyeva

3358. God grants an easy death only to the just. – Svetlana Alliluyeva

3359. I hate everybody. – GG Allin

3360. Rock’n’roll has to be destroyed and rebuilt in my name if it’s ever gonna accomplish anything. – GG Allin

3361. I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want. – GG Allin

3362. You are what you are. – GG Allin

3363. I don’t have any influences, any heroes, it’s just me. – GG Allin

3364. Death is a very important part of life. – GG Allin

3365. That audience is there for me. – GG Allin

3366. I am in control at all times. – GG Allin

3367. I believe I am the highest power, absolutely. – GG Allin

3368. I’d like to see anyone do what I do for one week. – GG Allin

3369. I’ve had women who move to the towns I’m living in, just pack up and move there, never even met ’em before, ’cause they heard I lived there. – GG Allin

3370. I’ve sold my records outta shopping carts on the street. – GG Allin

3371. No one comes to my shows so they’ll feel safe and comfortable. – GG Allin

3372. I don’t wanna get old and stagnant and hang around. – GG Allin

3373. He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things. – Margery Allingham

3374. Chemists employed by the police can do remarkable things with blood. They can weave it into a rope to hang a man. – Margery Allingham

3375. If one cannot command attention by one’s admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance. – Margery Allingham

3376. I am one of those people who are blessed, or cursed, with a nature which has to interfere. If I see a thing that needs doing I do it. – Margery Allingham

3377. Mourning is not forgetting… It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust. – Margery Allingham

3378. When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl, one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks, don’t you think? – Margery Allingham

3379. The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable. – Margery Allingham

3380. Autumn’s the mellow time. – William Allingham

3381. I have been an “Official” all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity. – William Allingham

3382. If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me. – William Allingham

3383. Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. – William Allingham

3384. She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away. – William Allingham

3385. Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. – William Allingham

3386. Your best penalty killer is your goalie. – Dave Allison

3387. If we remain humble and hungry, we can win. – Dave Allison

3388. Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside. – Dorothy Allison

3389. Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I’d rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me. – Dorothy Allison

3390. Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning. – Dorothy Allison

3391. I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them. – Dorothy Allison

3392. I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement. – Dorothy Allison

3393. One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt. – Dorothy Allison

3394. When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels. – Dorothy Allison

3395. Change, when it comes, cracks everything open. – Dorothy Allison

3396. Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off – I’m talking 100km or 200km long – every 10 or 20 or 50 years. – Ian Allison

3397. Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally. – Ian Allison

3398. I’ve been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday. – Luther Allison

3399. But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn’t do his job. – Luther Allison

3400. I don’t want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues. – Luther Allison

3401. I had the qualifications, but I was not chosen. – Luther Allison

3402. I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect. – Luther Allison

3403. I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name’s getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company. – Luther Allison

3404. I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I’m workin’ and they’re not. – Luther Allison

3405. I think I’m the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I’m out there to prove that. – Luther Allison

3406. But my big thing was always the blues. – Luther Allison

3407. I want to play in a place people want to hear me. – Luther Allison

3408. But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour. – Luther Allison

3409. In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized. – Luther Allison

3410. In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago’s South Side to the West Side. – Luther Allison

3411. Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit. – Luther Allison

3412. So I cut out all the drinkin’ and hangin’ out and stuff like that early on. – Luther Allison

3413. The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues. – Luther Allison

3414. We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States. – Luther Allison

3415. Well, I first started going to Europe in the late ’70s. – Luther Allison

3416. Well, I’ve had to deal with everything in my life… leavin’ the family, learnin’ what not and what to do. – Luther Allison

3417. What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me. – Luther Allison

3418. When I got to Chicago I had to find my way. – Luther Allison

3419. I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play. – Luther Allison

3420. But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular? – Luther Allison

3421. But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about. – Luther Allison

3422. I focused on how these people became how they were. – Luther Allison

3423. Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it. And Buddy Guy deserves it. – Luther Allison

3424. Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues. – Luther Allison

3425. And I can do the rock clubs if I have to. – Luther Allison

3426. But let’s face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I’ve done down the stretch. – Luther Allison

3427. There’s a lot of terrible things goin’ on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end. – Mose Allison

3428. The jazz boom was goin’ on then so there was a lot happenin’ in New York at that time. – Mose Allison

3429. The thing of playin’ and singin’ never bothered me. – Mose Allison

3430. Then I started listenin’ a lot to classical composers. Piano works. Just to see what they were doin’. That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in. – Mose Allison

3431. I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes. – Mose Allison

3432. I just have a lot off different influences. – Mose Allison

3433. I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known. – Mose Allison

3434. I have no idea what I’m doin’. I’ve never seen me. – Mose Allison

3435. My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden. – Mose Allison

3436. I finally decided if I was going to make a living, I was gonna have to come to New York. – Mose Allison

3437. Traveling these days has a lot of problems and also it wears you out more. – Mose Allison

3438. I haven’t stopped and I don’t plan on stoppin’ any time soon. – Mose Allison

3439. So I’m in my 51st year of playin’ mostly nightclubs. I do some concerts. – Mose Allison

3440. I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain. – Mose Allison

3441. Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I’ve been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It’s a nice little club. It’s just about the right size for me, about 150 people. – Mose Allison

3442. It’s as much fun as it ever was, you know, once I get there. Gettin’ there is a little harder. – Mose Allison

3443. I’ve heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial. – Mose Allison

3444. I’ve been able to do pretty well. I don’t work as many consecutive nights as I used to, but I’m still working over 100 nights a year, so that’s good for me. – Mose Allison

3445. I’m playin’ the music I like. – Mose Allison

3446. I’m playin’ music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin’ to see me than there were 30 years ago or so. – Mose Allison

3447. I’m always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs. – Mose Allison

3448. I went through the whole number, you know. The swing era, the boogie woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people had their effect on me. – Mose Allison

3449. I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old. – Mose Allison

3450. There’s a few tunes of mine that don’t have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere. – Mose Allison

3451. But I got an audience that knows what I do. They usually show up, so I usually do pretty good. – Mose Allison

3452. I do some concerts. At the moment, I’m being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express. – Mose Allison

3453. I been getting good crowds. It only took 50 years. – Mose Allison

3454. At this point, I don’t listen to other people too much. I’m not really that affected by anyone. – Mose Allison

3455. As far as I’m concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality. – Mose Allison

3456. And Lennie Tristano I like a lot, I still like him. – Mose Allison

3457. All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of ’em sang blues. – Mose Allison

3458. I can’t judge my own stuff. That’s for others. But those are the three things that I admire. – Mose Allison

3459. The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology. – Eric Allman

3460. This is like the telephone problem – no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem. – Eric Allman

3461. Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don’t have much time to code any more. – Eric Allman

3462. I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can. – Eric Allman

3463. I have been going to the gym instead of the bar, trying to get back down to my fighting weight. – Gregg Allman

3464. You got to be pretty thin to be in the movies, or it helps. I would actually love to do it. – Gregg Allman

3465. When I got out of high school, I thought, I’ll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school. – Gregg Allman

3466. The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there. – Gregg Allman

3467. Gotta take my puppy on the road with me, Killer. – Gregg Allman

3468. The booking agent had the audacity to take 10 percent, so we wound up with about $100 a week apiece. – Gregg Allman

3469. I said, other people can write songs, let’s see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa. – Gregg Allman

3470. Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world. – Gregg Allman

3471. I didn’t think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music. – Gregg Allman

3472. I got Jimmy Hall from Wet Willie and he also plays now with Hank Williams Jr. – Gregg Allman

3473. I got tired of playing other people’s songs. – Gregg Allman

3474. At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y’all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time. – Gregg Allman

3475. So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. – Gordon W. Allport

3476. The more I know about men the more I like dogs. – Gloria Allred

3477. The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding. – Chris Van Allsburg

3478. At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the ‘what if – what then’ approach to writing and illustration. – Chris Van Allsburg

3479. Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can’t see any reason to change the formula now. – Chris Van Allsburg

3480. I write for what’s left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head. – Chris Van Allsburg

3481. Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity. – Chris Van Allsburg

3482. Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it’s quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great. – Chris Van Allsburg

3483. The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it’s for the best. – Chris Van Allsburg

3484. The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what’s fascinating to me. – Chris Van Allsburg

3485. The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It’s also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older. – Chris Van Allsburg

3486. As much as I’d like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don’t really believe it can happen. – Chris Van Allsburg

3487. There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress. – Chris Van Allsburg

3488. The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself. – Aaron Allston

3489. Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone’s satisfaction. – Aaron Allston

3490. I really can’t complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can’t get paid to be smart. – Aaron Allston

3491. I’m content to stand on tradition. I’m even more content to wipe my feet on it. – Aaron Allston

3492. If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God’s domain? – Aaron Allston

3493. Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent. – Aaron Allston

3494. Life is like an analogy. – Aaron Allston

3495. Definition of ‘Free’: You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it. – Aaron Allston

3496. No one pays me to be nice. – Aaron Allston

3497. There are two types of people in the world, and I’m one of them. – Aaron Allston

3498. The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else. – Aaron Allston

3499. The principle of Sturgeon’s Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap. – Aaron Allston

3500. The way to a man’s heart is through his chest. – Aaron Allston

3501. This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow. – Aaron Allston

3502. When all else fails, complicate matters. – Aaron Allston

3503. Where can I get some tat? I’d like to trade it in. – Aaron Allston

3504. Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way. – Aaron Allston

3505. Violence is the first refuge of the violent. – Aaron Allston

3506. Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic. – Aaron Allston

3507. The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. – Washington Allston

3508. Never judge a work of art by its defects. – Washington Allston

3509. Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind. – Washington Allston

3510. For the first time in my life I feel important. I’d like to have five babies. – June Allyson

3511. The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me. – June Allyson

3512. The first day I arrived, they told me to go home and get rid of that cold. – June Allyson

3513. So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting. – June Allyson

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3514. It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played. – June Allyson

3515. I’m not a career woman. – June Allyson

3516. I’d just as soon stay home and raise babies. – June Allyson

3517. I don’t like to fight. – June Allyson

3518. Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert. – June Allyson

3519. I was at a luncheon; and some cameras were trained on us. I dont’ know whether they were for television or not. You know how little I know about cameras. – June Allyson

3520. The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion. – Pedro Almodovar

3521. In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government. – Pedro Almodovar

3522. I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema. – Pedro Almodovar

3523. The 1980s really ended for me in 1992 with the film Kika. – Pedro Almodovar

3524. The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple. – Pedro Almodovar

3525. Whenever I arrive on a real location, I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be. When I was moving around with the lens, I discovered things that the naked eye would not have. – Pedro Almodovar

3526. With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner. – Pedro Almodovar

3527. Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don’t know why I am more interested in women, because I don’t go to any psychiatrists, and I don’t want to know why. – Pedro Almodovar

3528. It’s a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing. – Pedro Almodovar

3529. The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images. – Pedro Almodovar

3530. I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently. – Pedro Almodovar

3531. All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres. – Pedro Almodovar

3532. Cukor is one of my favorite directors. He was a master at directing women. – Pedro Almodovar

3533. Even though I love my mother, I didn’t want to make an idealized portrait of her. I’m fascinated more by her defects – they are funnier than her other qualities. – Pedro Almodovar

3534. Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn’t seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places. – Pedro Almodovar

3535. I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. – Pedro Almodovar

3536. I don’t want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it’s to show one emotion. – Pedro Almodovar

3537. I think it’s a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity. – Pedro Almodovar

3538. After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception. – Pedro Almodovar

3539. I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies: It’s not a caprice. – Pedro Almodovar

3540. I think decor says a lot about someone’s social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work – and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story. – Pedro Almodovar

3541. As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV. – Marc Almond

3542. I think there’s always been singers like that and i’ve done my fair share of cheese as well. – Marc Almond

3543. I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger. – Marc Almond

3544. I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people. – Marc Almond

3545. I mean whatever I do it’s important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I’m doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example. – Marc Almond

3546. I don’t really have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates. – Marc Almond

3547. I don’t enjoy being a celebrity, I don’t want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame… i’d actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!! – Marc Almond

3548. As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else. – Marc Almond

3549. Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process. – Marc Almond

3550. For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar. – Marc Almond

3551. Russia can be quite a dangerous place sometimes, but I never think about it. – Marc Almond

3552. We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist. – Marc Almond

3553. These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next. – Marc Almond

3554. The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album. – Marc Almond

3555. The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not. – Marc Almond

3556. That’s what I like to do, I like to make songs. – Marc Almond

3557. Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don’t express that freedom on a public platform. – Marc Almond

3558. My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way. – Marc Almond

3559. It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album. – Marc Almond

3560. I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style. – Marc Almond

3561. That’s the way I work and one day I won’t have the energy to do it, so I think it’s always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible. – Marc Almond

3562. I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways. – Steve Almond

3563. For me it’s a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport. – Fernando Alonso

3564. For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now – I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver. – Fernando Alonso

3565. I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself. – Fernando Alonso

3566. I like America, and I think probably the American people like me. – Fernando Alonso

3567. I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky – my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it. – Fernando Alonso

3568. I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport – and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested. – Fernando Alonso

3569. I’m an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million. – Herb Alpert

3570. I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico… not so much the music, but the spirit. – Herb Alpert

3571. I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play. – Herb Alpert

3572. I practice every day. I’ve been doing it since I was eight. – Herb Alpert

3573. I like to listen to classical music… I like mainline jazz. – Herb Alpert

3574. The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument. – Herb Alpert

3575. It’s very clean. With tape, you get noise. – Herb Alpert

3576. It’s – as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that’s excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers. – Herb Alpert

3577. Instrumental music can spread the international language. – Herb Alpert

3578. If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges… and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you’re getting more of those on the record. – Herb Alpert

3579. Mexican Shuffle was a turning point of the Brass. – Herb Alpert

3580. Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It’s something I will always do. – Herb Alpert

3581. I like to listed to the adventurous guys – the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose. – Herb Alpert

3582. The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world… and I’ve had offers to perform from around the world and I’m tempted to do it. I’ve got itchy lips. – Herb Alpert

3583. You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage. – Herb Alpert

3584. There’s something interesting about playing live; you’re in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial. – Herb Alpert

3585. This was during a period when I was producing Brazil ’66 records and got infected by Brazilian music. – Herb Alpert

3586. We always felt that if you do something with quality and integrity, then it’s going to come back to you. – Herb Alpert

3587. We finally got our big break when Ed Sullivan put us on his show. – Herb Alpert

3588. When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car, because it makes me feel a certain way, that’s the time to try to let other people know about it. – Herb Alpert

3589. He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music. – Herb Alpert

3590. I’m sure I’ll go back again and record in the digital process. – Herb Alpert

3591. The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience. – Herb Alpert

3592. I find that it’s nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else’s feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself. – Herb Alpert

3593. I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure. – Herb Alpert

3594. I don’t think radio is selling records like they used to. They’d hawk the song and hawk the artist and you’d get so excited, you’d stop your car and go into the nearest record store. – Herb Alpert

3595. Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived. – Herb Alpert

3596. Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes. – Herb Alpert

3597. The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3598. Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3599. Blair… is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3600. God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3601. I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3602. It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don’t know why they were fired into Kuwait. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3603. Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3604. Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam’s airport. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3605. The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3606. Our initial assessment is that they will all die. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3607. We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3608. There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never! – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3609. There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3610. They are sick in their minds. They say they brought 65 tanks into center of city. I say to you this talk is not true. This is part of their sick mind. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3611. They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3612. They’re not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion… they are trying to sell to the others an illusion. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3613. Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3614. When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3615. The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3616. Today, the tide has turned, we are destroying them. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3617. Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3618. We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3619. We will welcome them with bullets and shoes. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3620. We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3621. We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3622. We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3623. The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

3624. A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. – Stewart Alsop

3625. Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country. – Stewart Alsop

3626. Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal. – Stewart Alsop

3627. Microsoft has a monopoly over the desktop operating systems. – Stewart Alsop

3628. More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn’t a manager. – Walt Alston

3629. Fans tend to get too excited by streaks of either kind and I think the press does too. There should be a happy medium. – Walt Alston

3630. Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat. – Walt Alston

3631. I’d rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I’m a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you’re going to lose some too. – Walt Alston

3632. Look at misfortune the same way you look at success – Don’t Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences. – Walt Alston

3633. It’s not the winter that bothers me – it’s the summers. – Walt Alston

3634. I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker. – Carol Alt

3635. If I’m making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers. – Carol Alt

3636. Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda. – Eric Alterman

3637. Ideology has very little to do with ‘consciousness’ – it is profoundly unconscious. – Louis Althusser

3638. Ideology… is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence. – Louis Althusser

3639. I’m the kind of person who just can’t wait to get on a train and not know where I’m going. I definitely want to live life to the fullest. And that’s the type of man I’m attracted to – somebody with that spontaneous spirit. – Summer Altice

3640. People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy. – Summer Altice

3641. If George W. Bush is elected president, I’m leaving for France. – Robert Altman

3642. What’s a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority. – Robert Altman

3643. Men make clothes for the women they’d like to be with or in most cases the women they’d like to be. – Robert Altman

3644. Maybe there’s a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people. – Robert Altman

3645. If you don’t have a leg to stand on, you can’t put your foot down. – Robert Altman

3646. Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes. – Robert Altman

3647. It’s all just one film to me. Just different chapters. – Robert Altman

3648. It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments. – Sidney Altman

3649. We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages. – Sidney Altman

3650. By the time I reached high school my father’s grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college. – Sidney Altman

3651. The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth. – Sidney Altman

3652. We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy. – Sidney Altman

3653. The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old. – Sidney Altman

3654. Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon. – Sidney Altman

3655. My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. – Sidney Altman

3656. I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants. – Sidney Altman

3657. I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics. – Sidney Altman

3658. Furthermore, neither of our research groups set out in search of RNA catalysis. – Sidney Altman

3659. Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics. – Sidney Altman

3660. About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. – Sidney Altman

3661. For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity. – Sidney Altman

3662. Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government. – Sidney Altman

3663. I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table. – Al Alvarez

3664. Yes, I think poker really isn’t gambling. – Al Alvarez

3665. When you make a bet, you’re saying something. – Al Alvarez

3666. The fact that we write about it doesn’t mean we play better than ordinary players at all. – Al Alvarez

3667. Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it’s a kind of risky trade. – Al Alvarez

3668. I’m good at reading people. – Al Alvarez

3669. I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you’re done for. – Al Alvarez

3670. I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can’t imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade. – Al Alvarez

3671. I hate writing. – Al Alvarez

3672. I absolutely don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck. – Al Alvarez

3673. But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can’t make any mistakes so you have to, it’s all about where you’re sitting at the table. – Al Alvarez

3674. I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don’t get any patients. – Al Alvarez

3675. In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business. – Carlos Alvarez

3676. In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good, initially. We took a few steps back. – Carlos Alvarez

3677. Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989. – Carlos Alvarez

3678. The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and in others, primarily in the southwest and western United States. – Carlos Alvarez

3679. I don’t really trust a sane person. – Lyle Alzado

3680. I never met a man I didn’t want to fight. – Lyle Alzado

3681. Night was running ahead of itself. – Jorge Amado

3682. Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent. – Christiane Amanpour

3683. What we do and say and show really matters. – Christiane Amanpour

3684. U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next. – Christiane Amanpour

3685. In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it’s okay to aim his gun at a child. – Christiane Amanpour

3686. In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies. – Christiane Amanpour

3687. In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press. – Christiane Amanpour

3688. Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children. – Christiane Amanpour

3689. Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league. – Christiane Amanpour

3690. ‘m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor ‘This Week’ and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day. – Christiane Amanpour

3691. If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive. – Christiane Amanpour

3692. Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it’s time to invest in talent, in people. – Christiane Amanpour

3693. They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be. – Christiane Amanpour

3694. We do it because we’re committed, because we’re believers. – Christiane Amanpour

3695. We hear foreign accents on CNN. It’s crazy, it’s wild, who knows, maybe they’ll take you because you certainly don’t fit in, in the American spectrum of news. – Christiane Amanpour

3696. We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership. – Christiane Amanpour

3697. We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does. – Christiane Amanpour

3698. We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN. – Christiane Amanpour

3699. For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned? – Christiane Amanpour

3700. And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place. – Christiane Amanpour

3701. If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do? – Christiane Amanpour

3702. And I really believe good journalism is good business. – Christiane Amanpour

3703. And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story. – Christiane Amanpour

3704. Because if we the storytellers don’t do this, then the bad people will win. – Christiane Amanpour

3705. But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars. – Christiane Amanpour

3706. But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world. – Christiane Amanpour

3707. Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don’t trust or like journalists anymore and that’s sad. – Christiane Amanpour

3708. I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century. – Christiane Amanpour

3709. I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was. – Christiane Amanpour

3710. I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished. – Christiane Amanpour

3711. I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent. – Christiane Amanpour

3712. I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent. – Christiane Amanpour

3713. I’m not an American but I have always had the outsiders’ respect for the American people and the American way. – Christiane Amanpour

3714. I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get. – Christiane Amanpour

3715. I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it’ll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by. – Christiane Amanpour

3716. China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand. – Mukesh Ambani

3717. I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times. – Mukesh Ambani

3718. The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on. – Mukesh Ambani

3719. Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered. – B. R. Ambedkar

3720. Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die. – B. R. Ambedkar

3721. What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights. – B. R. Ambedkar

3722. We are Indians, firstly and lastly. – B. R. Ambedkar

3723. Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. – B. R. Ambedkar

3724. The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India. – B. R. Ambedkar

3725. The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends. – B. R. Ambedkar

3726. So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. – B. R. Ambedkar

3727. In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development. – B. R. Ambedkar

3728. Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government. – B. R. Ambedkar

3729. A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society. – B. R. Ambedkar

3730. Life should be great rather than long. – B. R. Ambedkar

3731. Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. – B. R. Ambedkar

3732. I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. – B. R. Ambedkar

3733. I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity. – B. R. Ambedkar

3734. History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. – B. R. Ambedkar

3735. For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights. – B. R. Ambedkar

3736. Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class. – B. R. Ambedkar

3737. Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence. – B. R. Ambedkar

3738. A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people. – B. R. Ambedkar

3739. Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act. – B. R. Ambedkar

3740. International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood. – Eric Ambler

3741. I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it’s about work, and that’s refreshing in this town. – Lauren Ambrose

3742. Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible. – Lauren Ambrose

3743. I came to L.A. to work and become a better actress, not to be a star. – Lauren Ambrose

3744. I saw ‘Food, Inc.’ last night – it was like a horror movie. I’m definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own. – Lauren Ambrose

3745. I think I need a little break. I’ve got a two-year old. I’ll be part of The Leisure Class for a while. – Lauren Ambrose

3746. Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries. – Lauren Ambrose

3747. The idea is that we’re doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time. – Lauren Ambrose

3748. We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in ‘The Blues Brothers’ with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can’t believe we’re going to play for people in New York City. I’m terrified, but it’s a small enough room. But it’s really just supposed to be for the fun of it. – Lauren Ambrose

3749. Yeah, I’ve always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life. – Lauren Ambrose

3750. Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You’re expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things. – Lauren Ambrose

3751. When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal. – Saint Ambrose

3752. There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience. – Saint Ambrose

3753. In some causes silence is dangerous. – Saint Ambrose

3754. When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere. – Saint Ambrose

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3755. To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way. – Stephen Ambrose

3756. Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death. – Stephen Ambrose

3757. You don’t hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school. – Stephen Ambrose

3758. Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money. – Stephen Ambrose

3759. World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism. – Stephen Ambrose

3760. Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress. – Stephen Ambrose

3761. Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico? – Stephen Ambrose

3762. We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today. – Stephen Ambrose

3763. Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice. – Stephen Ambrose

3764. American corporations hate to give away money. – Stephen Ambrose

3765. Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends. – Stephen Ambrose

3766. Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of. – Stephen Ambrose

3767. American is the first democratic nation-state. – Stephen Ambrose

3768. Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men. – Stephen Ambrose

3769. As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way. – Stephen Ambrose

3770. The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake. – Stephen Ambrose

3771. There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors. – Stephen Ambrose

3772. Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail? – Stephen Ambrose

3773. The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major. – Stephen Ambrose

3774. Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist. – Stephen Ambrose

3775. Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will. – Stephen Ambrose

3776. Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands. – Stephen Ambrose

3777. My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier. – Stephen Ambrose

3778. My first book was the book that changed my life. – Stephen Ambrose

3779. Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job. – Stephen Ambrose

3780. Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote. – Stephen Ambrose

3781. Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen. – Stephen Ambrose

3782. The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest. – Stephen Ambrose

3783. The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are. – Stephen Ambrose

3784. The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. – Stephen Ambrose

3785. It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly. – Stephen Ambrose

3786. The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same. – Stephen Ambrose

3787. The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever. – Stephen Ambrose

3788. Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there. – Stephen Ambrose

3789. The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed. – Stephen Ambrose

3790. It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one. – Stephen Ambrose

3791. Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation. – Stephen Ambrose

3792. Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I’ve studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best. – Stephen Ambrose

3793. Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life. – Stephen Ambrose

3794. Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions. – Stephen Ambrose

3795. History is everything that has ever happened. – Stephen Ambrose

3796. I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business. – Stephen Ambrose

3797. I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam. – Stephen Ambrose

3798. I’m no politician. I’m an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education. – Stephen Ambrose

3799. I’ve always tried to be fair to my subjects. That’s easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower. – Stephen Ambrose

3800. In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place. – Stephen Ambrose

3801. In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since. – Stephen Ambrose

3802. Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants. – Stephen Ambrose

3803. I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson. – Stephen Ambrose

3804. Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones. – Stephen Ambrose

3805. I think this is the sweetest tribute I have ever seen in this town. – Don Ameche

3806. The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we’re on our way. – Gil Amelio

3807. What’s really exciting for me is communicating to other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That’s Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing. – Alejandro Amenabar

3808. An Oscar means a lot of things because it’s like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you’re creating you shouldn’t think about it. – Alejandro Amenabar

3809. I think the concept of the sea is very important. – Alejandro Amenabar

3810. I wouldn’t say I’m a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don’t tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to. – Alejandro Amenabar

3811. In horror movies today it’s lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance. – Alejandro Amenabar

3812. My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the ’30s and ’40s. I liked scary books. – Alejandro Amenabar

3813. Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn’t effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it’s too much. – Alejandro Amenabar

3814. Make movies. Don’t make videos. Videos are evil. – Jeff Ament

3815. Everybody got away from what Pearl Jam are supposed to be. – Jeff Ament

3816. I didn’t write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said. – Jeff Ament

3817. I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere. – Jeff Ament

3818. I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang. – Jeff Ament

3819. I’m not going to say no to playing a show in Missoula. – Jeff Ament

3820. It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out. – Jeff Ament

3821. It’s hard for us not to be involved with things. When you have so much information and you see so much need, there’s too much going on for us not to get involved. – Jeff Ament

3822. Every few years I’ll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am. – Jeff Ament

3823. It’s great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take ’em to some cool places. – Jeff Ament

3824. That’s probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band – I wanted to see the world. – Jeff Ament

3825. With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that. – Jeff Ament

3826. When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away. – Jeff Ament

3827. We’ve always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right. – Jeff Ament

3828. We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we’re going to after that. – Jeff Ament

3829. Our first record didn’t come out on vinyl, so I think that might have had something to do with actually being in a position to make sure that it came out in vinyl this time. It sounds way better. – Jeff Ament

3830. We went to Big Sur about three years ago and hung out at the Esalen Institute. – Jeff Ament

3831. It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men. – John Amery

3832. There is more than enough room in the world for Germany and Britain. – John Amery

3833. That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization. – John Amery

3834. Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers? – John Amery

3835. I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world. – John Amery

3836. Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward. – John Amery

3837. Three Royal Air Force aeroplanes have come over to us so far with their arms and equipment. – John Amery

3838. It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism. – John Amery

3839. In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer. – John Amery

3840. For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth. – John Amery

3841. American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England. – John Amery

3842. All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise. – John Amery

3843. It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests. – John Amery

3844. It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat. – John Amery

3845. The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo. – Aldrich Ames

3846. The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for. – Aldrich Ames

3847. The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated. – Aldrich Ames

3848. The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent. – Aldrich Ames

3849. The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don’t understand what the real problems are. – Aldrich Ames

3850. Perhaps my information hurt the Soviet Union more than it helped. I have no idea. It was not something I ever discussed with the KGB officers that I was dealing with. – Aldrich Ames

3851. To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn’t processing that. – Aldrich Ames

3852. You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation. – Aldrich Ames

3853. The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way, rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people. – Aldrich Ames

3854. The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory? – Aldrich Ames

3855. The U.S. is, so far as I know, the only nation which places such extensive reliance on the polygraph. It has gotten us into a lot of trouble. – Aldrich Ames

3856. There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results. – Aldrich Ames

3857. We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn’t support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap. – Aldrich Ames

3858. When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me, and the realization of what I had done. And it led me then to make the further step, a change of loyalties. – Aldrich Ames

3859. When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests. – Aldrich Ames

3860. When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement. – Aldrich Ames

3861. Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union. – Aldrich Ames

3862. The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes. – Aldrich Ames

3863. I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn’t even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents’ names that I gave. – Aldrich Ames

3864. The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task. – Aldrich Ames

3865. No one’s interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me. – Aldrich Ames

3866. An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product. – Aldrich Ames

3867. Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point. – Aldrich Ames

3868. By the late ’70s I had come to question the point of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the CIA’s overall charter. – Aldrich Ames

3869. Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task. – Aldrich Ames

3870. Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. – Aldrich Ames

3871. Foreign Ministry guys don’t become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies. – Aldrich Ames

3872. I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism. – Aldrich Ames

3873. I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union. – Aldrich Ames

3874. I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union. – Aldrich Ames

3875. I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment. – Aldrich Ames

3876. I said in court a long time ago that I didn’t see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed. – Aldrich Ames

3877. I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us. – Aldrich Ames

3878. I’m a traitor, but I don’t consider myself a traitor. – Aldrich Ames

3879. In my professional work with the Agency, by the late ’70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency’s impact on American policy. – Aldrich Ames

3880. Let’s say a Soviet exchange student back in the ’70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he’d seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage; there’s no betrayal of trust. – Aldrich Ames

3881. My little scam in April ’85 went like this: Give me $50,000; here’s some names of some people we’ve recruited. – Aldrich Ames

3882. Historians don’t really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low. – Aldrich Ames

3883. A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. – Fisher Ames

3884. The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty. – Fisher Ames

3885. No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language. – Fisher Ames

3886. The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away. – Fisher Ames

3887. The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin. – William Ames

3888. Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation. – William Ames

3889. Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker. – William Ames

3890. Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God. – William Ames

3891. Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God’s image. – William Ames

3892. The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence. – William Ames

3893. The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God. – William Ames

3894. The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things. – William Ames

3895. The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal. – William Ames

3896. The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father’s nature. – William Ames

3897. The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before. – William Ames

3898. The will of God is single and totally one in Him. – William Ames

3899. The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification. – William Ames

3900. The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is. – William Ames

3901. In the exercise of God’s efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature. – William Ames

3902. An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else. – William Ames

3903. Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all longing by all believers. – William Ames

3904. Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God. – William Ames

3905. From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer. – William Ames

3906. For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with the good of our neighbor. – William Ames

3907. Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us. – William Ames

3908. Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things. – William Ames

3909. In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor. – William Ames

3910. Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object. – William Ames

3911. Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul. – William Ames

3912. The world has not been in existence from eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things. – William Ames

3913. Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church. – William Ames

3914. This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties. – William Ames

3915. There are three easy ways of losing money – racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain. – Lord Amherst

3916. A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration. – Edmondo De Amicis

3917. When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling. – Barbara Amiel

3918. Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II. – Barbara Amiel

3919. When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice. – Barbara Amiel

3920. The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire. – Barbara Amiel

3921. Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control. – Barbara Amiel

3922. The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia. – Barbara Amiel

3923. The world today is divided into the free and the enslaved. – Barbara Amiel

3924. There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa. – Barbara Amiel

3925. There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea. – Barbara Amiel

3926. Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word. – Barbara Amiel

3927. Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you. – Barbara Amiel

3928. They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children. – Barbara Amiel

3929. By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire. – Barbara Amiel

3930. Only a free West can help the prisoners of today’s left- and right-wing dictatorships. – Barbara Amiel

3931. The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists. – Barbara Amiel

3932. Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution. – Barbara Amiel

3933. Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial. – Barbara Amiel

3934. Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians. – Barbara Amiel

3935. I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people. – Barbara Amiel

3936. I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver’s Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas. – Barbara Amiel

3937. In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system. – Barbara Amiel

3938. It did not occur to us that the Marxists’ solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them. – Barbara Amiel

3939. It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World. – Barbara Amiel

3940. Of course the barbarians’ aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls. – Barbara Amiel

3941. All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty. – Barbara Amiel

3942. There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3943. The best path through life is the highway. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3944. Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3945. So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3946. Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3947. Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3948. Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3949. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3950. The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3951. The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3952. The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3953. Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3954. The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3955. Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3956. Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3957. The only substance properly so called is the soul. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3958. Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3959. In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past – a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3960. In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3961. It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3962. It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3963. Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3964. Order is power. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3965. Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3966. Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3967. Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3968. Society lives by faith, and develops by science. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3969. Order is a great person’s need and their true well being. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3970. To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3971. Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3972. Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3973. Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3974. Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3975. Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3976. To shun one’s cross is to make it heavier. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3977. I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3978. If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3979. To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3980. To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3981. To marry unequally is to suffer equally. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3982. True humility is contentment. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3983. Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3984. Uncertainty is the refuge of hope. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3985. We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3986. He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3987. Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3988. Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3989. Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3990. Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3991. We only understand that which already within us. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3992. Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3993. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3994. Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3995. An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3996. Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3997. Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3998. For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. – Henri Frederic Amiel

3999. Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel

4000. Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. – Henri Frederic Amiel

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