180000 famous quotes part 43 – 42001 to 43000

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180000 famous quotes part 43 – 42001 to 43000

42001. The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking. – Alvin Dark

42002. The Giants were supposed to have a new motto, ‘Shut up and deal.’ – Alvin Dark

42003. Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way. – Alvin Dark

42004. Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That’s baseball as it should be played – in God’s own sunshine. And that’s really living. – Alvin Dark

42005. Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist. – Alvin Dark

42006. A manager doesn’t hear the cheers. – Alvin Dark

42007. A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen. – Alvin Dark

42008. Friendships are forgotten when the game begins. – Alvin Dark

42009. I have seven apartments in the house to keep in a state fit to be inspected everyday by Gentlemen. – Grace Darling

42010. Inflated descriptions by the pen or exaggerated illustrations by the pencil. – Grace Darling

42011. The cries of the sufferers on the remaining part of the wreck were heard during the night. – Grace Darling

42012. I think I went through everything anyone who had a long career needed. I needed quiet. I needed to raise my children. – Ron Darling

42013. He didn’t say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech. – Richard Darman

42014. We still get those kind of cats coming out to our shows. Once you’re into it, you’re into it for a lifetime. – Dimebag Darrell

42015. When I tried to play something and screwed up, I’d hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it. – Dimebag Darrell

42016. I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players. – Dimebag Darrell

42017. Back in the Rat Pack days, we’d take Frank’s plane and sit dead center, because of Nancy. We’d watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you couldn’t ask for a better thing. – James Darren

42018. Doing a TV show, you’re on an assembly line and it’s as cut and dry as that. There are some shows that are exceptions. There are producers that want really special things. – James Darren

42019. Sinatra was the biggest influence on my life, my singing career. And rightly so. I mean he was the best singer ever. – James Darren

42020. A lot of people who were the best in their fields. I was fortunate enough to be friends with Sammy Davis, Jr. – I spent a lot of time with Sammy. I was over at his house almost every night. Those people were very special and very special for me. – James Darren

42021. Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work. – Clarence Darrow

42022. The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries. – Clarence Darrow

42023. No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed. – Clarence Darrow

42024. Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. – Clarence Darrow

42025. None meet life honestly and few heroically. – Clarence Darrow

42026. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. – Clarence Darrow

42027. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away. – Clarence Darrow

42028. The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom. – Clarence Darrow

42029. The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. – Clarence Darrow

42030. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business. – Clarence Darrow

42031. The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice. – Clarence Darrow

42032. The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it. – Clarence Darrow

42033. The trouble with law is lawyers. – Clarence Darrow

42034. The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything. – Clarence Darrow

42035. There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court. – Clarence Darrow

42036. To think is to differ. – Clarence Darrow

42037. True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. – Clarence Darrow

42038. You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. – Clarence Darrow

42039. You can only be free if I am free. – Clarence Darrow

42040. Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve. – Clarence Darrow

42041. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow

42042. I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. – Clarence Darrow

42043. As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. – Clarence Darrow

42044. Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. – Clarence Darrow

42045. Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals. – Clarence Darrow

42046. Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to? – Clarence Darrow

42047. Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont. – Clarence Darrow

42048. I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. – Clarence Darrow

42049. Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom. – Clarence Darrow

42050. I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose. – Clarence Darrow

42051. I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. – Clarence Darrow

42052. In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality. – Clarence Darrow

42053. History repeats itself, and that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history. – Clarence Darrow

42054. Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. – Clarence Darrow

42055. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. – Clarence Darrow

42056. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think. – Clarence Darrow

42057. If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong. – Clarence Darrow

42058. I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure. – Clarence Darrow

42059. I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. – Clarence Darrow

42060. I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. – Clarence Darrow

42061. I don’t like spinach, and I’m glad I don’t, because if I liked it I’d eat it, and I just hate it. – Clarence Darrow

42062. I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes. – Henry Darrow

42063. I’ve wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy. – Henry Darrow

42064. My biggest regret is that I didn’t teach my two children how to speak Spanish. – Henry Darrow

42065. He has all those different aspects to him, so I can more or less decide as a performer how I’m going to deliver a line in a particular scene, or play a particular scene in total. – Paul Darrow

42066. To tell you the truth, it’s a complex piece, so I can’t really answer your question at present. – Paul Darrow

42067. If he is a ghost, then it’s very disappointing for me, because he is banished in the story, and that could mean that he won’t be coming back, and that would be terrible, wouldn’t it? – Paul Darrow

42068. I think the intelligent thing about it is that you have to carefully listen to it all to grasp it, and because I’m not in every scene – colossal disappointment to everybody that it may be – I’m not getting the full picture here today while recording it. – Paul Darrow

42069. He’s psychologically damaged, I suppose, if you stand back and look objectively at him, but then, who isn’t? – Paul Darrow

42070. Also, from a technical point of view, as you’re standing in front of a microphone all day, it’s quite a good idea that I should play a laid back sort of character because if he was too frenetic, I’d be exhausted by lunch! – Paul Darrow

42071. I’ve played Henry Fonda’s mother so often that, whenever we run into each other, I call him ‘son’ and he calls me ‘Ma’, just to save time. – Jane Darwell

42072. To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact. – Charles Darwin

42073. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. – Charles Darwin

42074. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin

42075. It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. – Charles Darwin

42076. Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits. – Charles Darwin

42077. My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. – Charles Darwin

42078. On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation. – Charles Darwin

42079. The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. – Charles Darwin

42080. If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. – Charles Darwin

42081. The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason. – Charles Darwin

42082. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin

42083. We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. – Charles Darwin

42084. We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities… still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. – Charles Darwin

42085. What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature! – Charles Darwin

42086. The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. – Charles Darwin

42087. A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. – Charles Darwin

42088. Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence. – Charles Darwin

42089. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

42090. I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them. – Charles Darwin

42091. A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others. – Charles Darwin

42092. A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone. – Charles Darwin

42093. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. – Charles Darwin

42094. Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. – Charles Darwin

42095. At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world. – Charles Darwin

42096. How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. – Charles Darwin

42097. I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. – Charles Darwin

42098. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. – Charles Darwin

42099. I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection. – Charles Darwin

42100. I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. – Charles Darwin

42101. False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. – Charles Darwin

42102. A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life. – Erasmus Darwin

42103. And hail their queen, fair regent of the night. – Erasmus Darwin

42104. In science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to whom the idea first occurs. – Francis Darwin

42105. There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed. – Francis Darwin

42106. President Bush has said that the ecomnomy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it’s a long commute to China to get those jobs. – Tom Daschle

42107. Senators, like everyone else, want to feel a part of this decision-making process. They want to feel included. – Tom Daschle

42108. When you’re in the minority, it doesn’t matter what you’re agenda is, you’re not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority. – Tom Daschle

42109. What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance. – Tom Daschle

42110. We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics. – Tom Daschle

42111. We must govern from the middle, or we will not be able to govern at all. – Tom Daschle

42112. We must correct the problems and inequities in the way we conduct and decide elections in the United States. – Tom Daschle

42113. We know we’re up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority. – Tom Daschle

42114. We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that… we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily. – Tom Daschle

42115. This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war. – Tom Daschle

42116. You’ve got two people that are well known in South Dakota, respected. We’ll see how it all shakes out. – Tom Daschle

42117. It was important for us to be as supportive as our candidates and as our incumbent senators would have us be. – Tom Daschle

42118. The campaign is over. It’s time for the work of governing to begin. – Tom Daschle

42119. Bipartisanship isn’t an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle. – Tom Daschle

42120. Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people. – Tom Daschle

42121. It would be nice if we could clear up the nominations that are still out there, and there are a lot of them. – Tom Daschle

42122. Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong – stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still. – Tom Daschle

42123. Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. – Tom Daschle

42124. On issues relating to taxes, you don’t always speak with one voice. – Tom Daschle

42125. People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about – the economy, education and health care. – Tom Daschle

42126. I’ve been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president’s manner with which he handled this budget. – Tom Daschle

42127. Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities. – Sam Dash

42128. I’m very much in support of the free press, but the free press ought to be educational and informative. And I believe they have fallen down recently on that. – Sam Dash

42129. Our government leaders… have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values. – Samuel Dash

42130. When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference. – Samuel Dash

42131. Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned. – Samuel Dash

42132. While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom. – Samuel Dash

42133. Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you’re there, all you need is the expertise and the information. – Samuel Dash

42134. One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don’t, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you. – Samuel Dash

42135. I’ve always wanted to be my own person and stand by the things I believe in and I thought I might lose that independence if I ran for political office. – Samuel Dash

42136. I was a very serious young man, very committed to saving the world. – Samuel Dash

42137. I’ve always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. – Samuel Dash

42138. I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know? – Stacey Dash

42139. I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress. – Stacey Dash

42140. Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness. – Ram Dass

42141. When you are already in Detroit, you don’t have to take a bus to get there. – Ram Dass

42142. Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. – Ram Dass

42143. If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible. – Ram Dass

42144. Inspiration is God making contact with itself. – Ram Dass

42145. It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. – Ram Dass

42146. Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children. – Alphonse Daudet

42147. Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. – Duffy Daugherty

42148. I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades. – Duffy Daugherty

42149. My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game. – Duffy Daugherty

42150. When your are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that. – Duffy Daugherty

42151. If I win, I’ll take my wife and buy her a whole new wardrobe. If she’s happy then I’ll be happy. – Chris Daughtry

42152. Maybe some people thought I was ‘safe’ so they didn’t really bothered to vote for me at all. – Chris Daughtry

42153. Believe half of what you see and only some of what you hear, unless you hear it from me. – Chris Daughtry

42154. My kids are now the most popular kids in their school. – Chris Daughtry

42155. Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds. – Rene Daumal

42156. Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety. – Rene Daumal

42157. It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content… it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion. – Rene Daumal

42158. Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable. – Rene Daumal

42159. Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits. – Dale Dauten

42160. It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain. – Dale Dauten

42161. Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility. – Dale Dauten

42162. Since knowledge is but sorrow’s spy, It is not safe to know. – William Davenant

42163. Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves. – William Davenant

42164. Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off. – William Davenant

42165. Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe. – Charles Davenport

42166. This is very clever. They have created a system to cheat. – Charles Davenport

42167. Ask Mother for advice on breaking into show business. – Jack Davenport

42168. Gay nightclubs offer better dance music. – Jack Davenport

42169. I don’t enjoy being in Europe for weeks on end, so I just skip it. – Lindsay Davenport

42170. I don’t think I should be underestimated. – Lindsay Davenport

42171. We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do. – Lindsay Davenport

42172. Writing doesn’t come easily to me. It gets more and more difficult. – Elizabeth David

42173. An awful lot of people think it’s easy to lift recipes out. – Elizabeth David

42174. Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle. – Elizabeth David

42175. I don’t copy recipes without trying them out. I don’t reprint without trying them again. – Elizabeth David

42176. I’m very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I’ve started it with two friends. – Elizabeth David

42177. It’s not just a revue where one song is done, then another. There are concepts and ideas at work. – Hal David

42178. In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself. – Jacques-Louis David

42179. To give a body and a perfect form to one’s thought, this – and only this – is to be an artist. – Jacques-Louis David

42180. If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes. – Jacques-Louis David

42181. Actually, I wanted to be an actor when I was two years old. – Keith David

42182. And it has some weight, I mean, the whole history of the gargoyles, that’s some wonderful stuff. – Keith David

42183. I loved old movies as a kid, so I always watched old movies. – Keith David

42184. But Gargoyles, bar none, is the most fun I’ve ever had in life. – Keith David

42185. I am working on my nightclub act, definitely want to do more singing. – Keith David

42186. I came out singing, the doctor slapped me on the head, and I started singing. – Keith David

42187. I don’t think they’re going to pay me to play Mufasa. – Keith David

42188. In fact, I have never met anyone who didn’t like Gargoyles. – Keith David

42189. It can’t hurt, publicity is publicity, controversy and all that, it’s all good. – Keith David

42190. My whole life, I always wanted to be an actor. – Keith David

42191. What has been happening more lately – of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go – you know, I say something, and it’s a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you’re not there. – Keith David

42192. Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King. – Keith David

42193. It’s that I wasn’t suited to do the kind of comedy that these people were coming to hear – mainstream comedy. – Larry David

42194. Sure, being a reservist wasn’t as glamorous, but I was the one who had to look at myself in the mirror. – Larry David

42195. Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things a man can suffer that doesn’t involve a woman. – Larry David

42196. There’s a sense of spontaneity, and no emphasis on jokes in this show. People generally talk the way they talk in life if you were in this particular situation. – Larry David

42197. There are times when I’m driving home after a day’s shooting, thinking to myself, That scene would’ve been so much better if I had written it out. – Larry David

42198. The only change I can really see is that I don’t have to shop for pants in stores anymore. – Larry David

42199. Switzerland is a place where they don’t like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. – Larry David

42200. Millions of people are married. I’ve never picked up a paper and seen a headline that says, Man Gets Married! – Larry David

42201. Most of the time I’m thinking, I’m glad that scene was improvised. – Larry David

42202. It’s not every day that you get to be affectionate around something, it just doesn’t happen that often. – Larry David

42203. It has to do – I think – with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time. – Larry David

42204. It began to dawn on me that perhaps my country needed me more at home than overseas. – Larry David

42205. When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. – Larry David

42206. Women love a self-confident bald man. – Larry David

42207. When I was living in New York and didn’t have a penny to my name, I would walk around the streets and occasionally I would see an alcove or something. And I’d think, that’ll be good, that’ll be a good spot for me when I’m homeless. – Larry David

42208. Well, as you know, I’m really only happy when I’m on stage. – Larry David

42209. Until I started doing standup, there were some very bleak days. – Larry David

42210. You write about what you know. – Larry David

42211. I wanted to make a living, but I really was not interested in money at all. I was interested in being a great comedian. – Larry David

42212. Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then. – Larry David

42213. I just feed off the energy of the audience. – Larry David

42214. I had a job as a paralegal. I drove a cab. – Larry David

42215. I guess I still feel that I’m a comedian; if I had to pick one thing that I feel like I could do, it would be that. That doesn’t mean that I like it, but I feel that’s what I am. – Larry David

42216. I don’t think anyone really is interested in reading about my emotional state. It’s not even interesting to me. – Larry David

42217. I couldn’t be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War. – Larry David

42218. Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m Jewish. – Larry David

42219. I was very fortunate to hook up with Jerry in the first place. The network was already committed to doing something with him, so I skipped a couple of hundred steps right there. – Larry David

42220. Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious. – Larry David

42221. I tell people that I’ve now done one decent thing in my life. Albeit inadvertently. – Larry David

42222. Even back then, I exuded self-confidence, and that drives women crazy. – Larry David

42223. Drugs scared me. – Larry David

42224. At first, I didn’t realize it was gonna be a character. I just thought I was gonna be doing me. – Larry David

42225. Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough. – Larry David

42226. And eventually as I kept writing it, something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me. – Larry David

42227. Actually I walk around with the Emmy wherever I go, but I’m very casual about it. – Larry David

42228. Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m deaf and I try to imagine what it’s like not to be able to hear them. It’s not that bad. – Larry David

42229. If you tell the truth about how you’re feeling, it becomes funny. – Larry David

42230. I just wanted laughs – that’s really what I was after. – Larry David

42231. In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year. – Larry David

42232. I learned the first night that IHOP’s not the place to order fish. – Larry David

42233. I’ve led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation. – Larry David

42234. I’m really only happy when I’m on stage. I just feed off the energy of the audience. That’s what I’m all about – people and laughter. – Larry David

42235. I’m a walking, talking enigma. – Larry David

42236. I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out. – Larry David

42237. I think that for the most part, when I started doing comedy, it had become very commercialized. – Larry David

42238. They tend to lay dormant for a while but often come back, and then the cheques come in! – Thayer David

42239. As an actor, I was just satisfied to work. – Thayer David

42240. Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor. – Thayer David

42241. Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people like to see a stock company of actors. – Thayer David

42242. I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present. – Thayer David

42243. I think we’ve established a convention on the show that allows us to do pretty much anything we want to. – Thayer David

42244. I’ll often rush out from Dark Shadows, having made a 5.30PM appointment, working for a couple of hours. – Thayer David

42245. There’s a certain gravity in Stokes, due to the situations I have to handle. – Thayer David

42246. With a recent birthday, I’ve been acting now for twenty years. – Thayer David

42247. I’ve played four characters now, my latest one being Sandor the gypsy. – Thayer David

42248. Base stealing, like crime in general, is increasing and is also getting more difficult to curb. – Leonard Robert Davids

42249. Batter strikeouts continue to go up like the Consumer Price Index. – Leonard Robert Davids

42250. I hope that 9/11 has grouped us as one, and in doing so it has united us. Perhaps as a unit we can help each other get ahead, survive and succeed in this free world. And hey guys, let’s not forget out manners!! – Doug Davidson

42251. I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don’t do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert. – Doug Davidson

42252. Some people say I appeared on the Phil Donahue show to tell “my” sex change story but I’ve never appeared on his show for any reason… not even as a member of the studio audience. – Eileen Davidson

42253. My approach to my subjects was very simple. I never had them pose, we just talked about everything in the world. – Jo Davidson

42254. I don’t know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it? – John Davidson

42255. Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don’t just talk about it. Get into the arena! – John Davidson

42256. Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities. – Mike Davidson

42257. It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you. – Mike Davidson

42258. Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat. – Mike Davidson

42259. Blogs are a great way to monitor and even participate in the chatter about your new site. – Mike Davidson

42260. For most of the ’90s and the first part of this decade, content providers who wanted to publish online only needed to worry about the graphical web browser. – Mike Davidson

42261. For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It’s not like we’re denying them hospital care. – Mike Davidson

42262. I don’t start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate. – Mike Davidson

42263. I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board. – Mike Davidson

42264. We are constantly working towards the highest level of compliance possible. – Mike Davidson

42265. If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools. – Mike Davidson

42266. Our old site did not have very good support for the disabled, but our new site should soon have much better support. With all of our content in divs now, we can hide all but the relevant chunks of content and navigation with a simple alternate CSS file. – Mike Davidson

42267. We found a way to make things look great to the human eye through the window of a graphical web browser without worrying about what everything looked like under the hood. – Mike Davidson

42268. We fully expect our competitors to join us in embracing open standards with their next redesigns. – Mike Davidson

42269. We reduced the size of our front page code by about 50%, and by using absolute positioning, we are able to display important parts of the page before other parts may have fully loaded yet. – Mike Davidson

42270. Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it’s getting downright tedious for most people. – Mike Davidson

42271. You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise. – Mike Davidson

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42272. If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly validates was an indication of my manhood, maybe I’d do it, but it really means very little to me. We’re mavericks over here, what can we say? – Mike Davidson

42273. The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself, and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that’s filed everywhere else except under travel. – Robyn Davidson

42274. The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. – Robyn Davidson

42275. That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn’t make much sense in the post-colonial world. – Robyn Davidson

42276. Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we’re not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there – you just can’t do it anymore. – Robyn Davidson

42277. I just don’t see myself as a travel writer. I can’t. I don’t. – Robyn Davidson

42278. You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm. – Robyn Davidson

42279. I do believe that the genre reached its peak before the First World War. – Robyn Davidson

42280. I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs. – Alan Davies

42281. There’s a lot to do when you’re a kid – spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye – stuff to be getting on with. – Alan Davies

42282. I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It’s just a weakness that we human beings have for control – we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more. – Dave Davies

42283. People that have had genuine abduction experiences that I’ve met that seem very genuine to me, but they’re just confused about why it happened. I’ve met a lot of people like which I regard as being very genuine… but there’s a lot of crazy people out there. – Dave Davies

42284. Working with the Kinks, there always seemed to be some kind of automatic process at work. Ray and I had this telepathy happening for a long time, where one of us always knew what the other could do with something. – Dave Davies

42285. What I believe in touches many aspects of religious and spiritual thought. Mainly I’m influenced and inspired by the eastern yogi’s aspect of mysticism, Which is, I think, the future. – Dave Davies

42286. You can always improve on something, the technology is different today, but I would leave it well alone. If there was something that was incomplete, that might be interesting… because I do that on my website. – Dave Davies

42287. Ray is very secretive about his ideas – why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you’re doing. And that’s understandable. – Dave Davies

42288. My perspective is that you should be IN the world, but not OF the world. – Dave Davies

42289. I think there’s been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality. – Dave Davies

42290. A lot of people that embark on spiritual endeavors tended to, especially in the ’60s and ’70s, they tended to give up what they had before and cut themselves off from their lives, previous life as it were. But, I don’t think that one should do that. – Dave Davies

42291. I think that things happen for a reason. – Dave Davies

42292. Even if we are dead we help each other in some little way. – Dave Davies

42293. Good rock music always tends to be around. – Dave Davies

42294. I don’t like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs. – Dave Davies

42295. We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now. – Dave Davies

42296. I love playing live now more than ever. I enjoy it, I think it keeps you young. – Dave Davies

42297. I think people are turning inward more now cause the world’s got in such a weird, crazy state. I think its making people think more about their life and what it is really that they are doing. And how do we interact with a world that’s going crazy? It’s a very important time. – Dave Davies

42298. I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee… and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe. – Gavyn Davies

42299. It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system. – Gavyn Davies

42300. Other than marriage, she doesn’t control me and I don’t control her. – Gavyn Davies

42301. Almost everyone will find something in our services worth paying for. – Gavyn Davies

42302. It’s about somebody initially knowing more about it than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you’ve been taught. – Lynn Davies

42303. Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose. – Lynn Davies

42304. You’ve got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you’ve got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying. – Lynn Davies

42305. You’ve got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life. – Lynn Davies

42306. There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life. Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way. – Lynn Davies

42307. It’s about lessons for life. It’s not just about winning either. – Lynn Davies

42308. If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that’s when you’re on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving. – Lynn Davies

42309. As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman. – Lynn Davies

42310. It’s not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly. – Lynn Davies

42311. It’s perseverance that’s the key. It’s persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. – Lynn Davies

42312. A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory. – Paul Davies

42313. What they can expect always is that they’re going to be made to think. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42314. If you don’t get feedback from your performers and your audience, you’re going to be working in a vacuum. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42315. If you’re writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you’re writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it’s towards another point. I won’t make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42316. Recently I’ve been participating in radio and television talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences, and shooting my mouth off and really going to town. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42317. The demands are related to their questing of the best possible out of the people concerned. It’s this going for the highest possible factor that I’m very concerned about. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42318. The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn’t make a profit, it’s invalid, and art doesn’t make a profit in that sense. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42319. You don’t underestimate either players or audience in any circumstances. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42320. You can’t pander to your audience. You might in the short term, but ultimately you can’t hoodwink them, either. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42321. At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42322. If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your audience to be really alert and aware, then you’re going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42323. The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won’t happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won’t. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42324. I’m obviously very keen on the theater and I think it’s inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it’s not in my mind at the time. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42325. I’m not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42326. I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams, and I hope that it’s as well a composed piece as I’ve ever done for any other medium or occasion. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42327. I know what I want at least, and the older I get I think I’m better at getting it out of players and singers. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42328. I don’t see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it’s unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42329. But when you get a bit older, and I hate to use the word, quite a bit more established, people take more notice and conducting becomes a great deal easier. You don’t have battles like you had before. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42330. An audience shouldn’t listen with complacency. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42331. I’m very interested, for instance, in music in education – getting young people not only to listen to, but participate in the music that I write. I consider this one of the most vital aspects of my work. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42332. But you can’t really know your audiences so well. – Peter Maxwell Davies

42333. If I had to do my life over, I would change every single thing I have done. – Ray Davies

42334. If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world’s music heritage will disappear. – Ray Davies

42335. Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep. – Ray Davies

42336. No one can penetrate me. They only see what’s in their own fancy, always. – Ray Davies

42337. Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things. – Ray Davies

42338. Then I got together with my brother and a friend and we decided to play dates. The more we played, the more we wanted to do it. And it got to a stage where we wanted to do it all the time. – Ray Davies

42339. When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it, you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones lower because you can’t reach some of the notes, I find this. But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up and it really changes the whole thing. – Ray Davies

42340. What I try to do probably doesn’t come out. What I’ve worked out what I do – I might not be right – is to do something very personal, and then suddenly I look at it, up in the air. I blow it up and look at it and then I come down again – a better man. – Ray Davies

42341. People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed. – Ray Davies

42342. When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog – big as a donkey. – Ray Davies

42343. I don’t think England is that gray but India is like a long drone. – Ray Davies

42344. At one time they’ve been the most important thing to me. So I can’t hear our records on the radio, I can’t stand it, because they sound so out of what everyone else is doing. – Ray Davies

42345. I got that idea from being in India. I always like the chanting. – Ray Davies

42346. I like surfers. Their imagery, it’s great. – Ray Davies

42347. Those three chords were part of my life – G, F, Bb – yeh, it is, it is, and I can’t help noticing it. But there have been other things nearly as close to it which people haven’t noticed, other things we have done. – Ray Davies

42348. I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take, things that happen before the session. Maybe it’s superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently – if I had walked around the studio or gone out – it wouldn’t have turned out that way. – Ray Davies

42349. I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. – Ray Davies

42350. I was an art student at the time, like thousands of others. – Ray Davies

42351. I’m easy driving, But I’m not a person who loves living pleasantly above all else. I’m not that way at all. I might think I’m that, but I’m not really that. – Ray Davies

42352. I’m susceptible to that sort of thing – to walls and flowers. You can probably get something more from a wall than a person sometimes. It’s just put somewhere. – Ray Davies

42353. I’ve written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere. – Ray Davies

42354. We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure. – Robertson Davies

42355. The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task. – Robertson Davies

42356. Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars. – Robertson Davies

42357. Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time. – Robertson Davies

42358. The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater. – Robertson Davies

42359. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Robertson Davies

42360. The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need. – Robertson Davies

42361. The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring. – Robertson Davies

42362. The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. – Robertson Davies

42363. The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer. – Robertson Davies

42364. The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. – Robertson Davies

42365. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don’t know what they are conserving. – Robertson Davies

42366. There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. – Robertson Davies

42367. Only a fool expects to be happy all the time. – Robertson Davies

42368. Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They’d have been sick of all that rubbish in a year. – Robertson Davies

42369. Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn’t, he should be ashamed of himself. – Robertson Davies

42370. What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us. – Robertson Davies

42371. You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery. – Robertson Davies

42372. To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser. – Robertson Davies

42373. Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. – Robertson Davies

42374. A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. – Robertson Davies

42375. A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera. – Robertson Davies

42376. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. – Robertson Davies

42377. Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. – Robertson Davies

42378. No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English. – Robertson Davies

42379. Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best. – Robertson Davies

42380. Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision. – Robertson Davies

42381. Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. – Robertson Davies

42382. Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt. – Robertson Davies

42383. Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. – Robertson Davies

42384. I do not ‘get’ ideas; ideas get me. – Robertson Davies

42385. I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them. – Robertson Davies

42386. I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. – Robertson Davies

42387. If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual. – Robertson Davies

42388. May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery. – Robertson Davies

42389. Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures. – Robertson Davies

42390. I’ve made it abundantly clear and I’ll repeat yet again there’s no question of gagging individuals. – Ron Davies

42391. It’s about getting a more democratic Wales for the purpose of improving our economic performance, for improving the delivery of health care, for raising educational standards. – Ron Davies

42392. What I’ve said in the past is that I want the Labour Party to approach this matter on the basis of unity. – Ron Davies

42393. Well it’s not a matter for me to say what Llew Smith can or cannot do, he’s an elected Member of Parliament. – Ron Davies

42394. Well I’ve already made it clear that it’s a matter for individuals in exercising their own judgement, their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy. – Ron Davies

42395. There is so much that can be done, you see, the assembly is about improving our democracy. – Ron Davies

42396. The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised. – Ron Davies

42397. I have – I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else – I can assure of that. – Ron Davies

42398. I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn. – Ron Davies

42399. I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise. – Ron Davies

42400. First of all it has never been the case that I have threatened people with expulsion or that I’ve threatened to throw people out of the Parliamentary Labour Party. – Ron Davies

42401. And, I hope now that everybody understands that the Labour Party – as it always has done – stands for free speech and individual Members of the Labour Party are entitled to exercise that free speech. – Ron Davies

42402. Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance. – Ron Davies

42403. What we do now is to be valued – but we need to do more, so that it’s more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we’re able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity. – Siobhan Davies

42404. They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn’t enough work for the good dancers. – Siobhan Davies

42405. They should be working, and there isn’t enough work. – Siobhan Davies

42406. Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible – a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory – in fact I didn’t teach Bank, I’ve used parts of Oil and Water. – Siobhan Davies

42407. We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world. – Siobhan Davies

42408. We need to think on a broader plane, we need to do more than we’re doing. – Siobhan Davies

42409. Well, it’s not full time – my dancers are only paid for six months of the year in two three-month blocks; but yes, it is possible we could do it in another year. – Siobhan Davies

42410. The dance world is too small in lots of ways – it’s too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas. – Siobhan Davies

42411. Yes – it’s the same in any other work – the more you massage your thinking the more capable I believe you are of expanding how you go about things and learning. – Siobhan Davies

42412. We’re talking about people who’ve already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years’ experience or more, and it’s about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development. – Siobhan Davies

42413. There’s a mass of places, really, where the idea started. – Siobhan Davies

42414. The first 2 weeks, they didn’t learn the piece – they went through the process of how the piece was made. – Siobhan Davies

42415. One of our problems is our sense of discipline – dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline. – Siobhan Davies

42416. On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they’ve seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb. – Siobhan Davies

42417. It’s not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence. – Siobhan Davies

42418. Independent dance – and, fine, it’s a very good thing that it remains independent – is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work. – Siobhan Davies

42419. If I only made dances about my own experience in dance, it would always be on my track, and I don’t want that, I want to be on the track of where dance can take me. – Siobhan Davies

42420. I don’t start a piece knowing exactly what effect it’s going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell. – Siobhan Davies

42421. Then I came in twice a week – for my own enjoyment as well as to be a guide. And then we started to apply some of the splinters of the ideas back into the piece. – Siobhan Davies

42422. A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. – W. H. Davies

42423. What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? – W. H. Davies

42424. The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him. – W. H. Davies

42425. Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink. – W. H. Davies

42426. As long as I love Beauty I am young. – W. H. Davies

42427. But cats to me are strange, so strange I cannot sleep if one is near. – W. H. Davies

42428. It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues. – W. H. Davies

42429. As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. – Leonardo DaVinci

42430. Why should I talk to you? I don’t know where you’re from. – Al Davis

42431. You don’t adjust. You just dominate. – Al Davis

42432. Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game. – Al Davis

42433. Once a Raider, always a Raider. – Al Davis

42434. Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried to accommodate him the best way we can. – Al Davis

42435. I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect. – Alexander Jackson Davis

42436. I am but an architectural composer. – Alexander Jackson Davis

42437. What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. – Angela Davis

42438. To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women. – Angela Davis

42439. You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now. – Angela Davis

42440. The campaign against the death penalty has been – while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people. – Angela Davis

42441. That’s true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated. – Angela Davis

42442. When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he’s referring to. – Angela Davis

42443. The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one’s contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time. – Angela Davis

42444. We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. – Angela Davis

42445. We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death. – Angela Davis

42446. Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery – did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime. – Angela Davis

42447. Well of course there’s been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don’t have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer. – Angela Davis

42448. What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before. – Angela Davis

42449. Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” – Angela Davis

42450. It’s true that it’s within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it’s not going to solve the problems. – Angela Davis

42451. Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital. – Angela Davis

42452. As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression. – Angela Davis

42453. Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today. – Angela Davis

42454. And I guess what I would say is that we can’t think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can’t necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation. – Angela Davis

42455. But at the same time you can’t assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life. – Angela Davis

42456. First of all, I didn’t suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons. – Angela Davis

42457. Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty. – Angela Davis

42458. Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been. – Angela Davis

42459. I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities. – Angela Davis

42460. I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement. – Angela Davis

42461. I’m involved in the work around prison rights in general. – Angela Davis

42462. Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other. – Angela Davis

42463. I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively. – Angela Davis

42464. Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work. – Angela Davis

42465. We worked so hard, spent so much time in weight room and in camps to be where we are today. We wanted to come out and be as good as any team in the state, to prove we could hang with any team at any time. – Anthony Davis

42466. Only one music comes out of me. – Anthony Davis

42467. I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured out that I didn’t want to fit. – Anthony Davis

42468. I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music. – Anthony Davis

42469. It’s fool’s gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way. – Antonio Davis

42470. I’m not apologizing to anybody for anything. – Antonio Davis

42471. The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state’s ability to progress. – Artur Davis

42472. You talk about the values that you have whether they’re in favor or not in favor. That’s how you lead. The reality is, we’re losing more and more elections. – Artur Davis

42473. We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country. – Artur Davis

42474. As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics. – Artur Davis

42475. Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy in terms of getting out there and building a network. – Artur Davis

42476. I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in the South are black and white. – Artur Davis

42477. Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. – Bette Davis

42478. Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times – almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I’ve seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it. – Bette Davis

42479. People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else. – Bette Davis

42480. Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis

42481. Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars. – Bette Davis

42482. My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. – Bette Davis

42483. Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. – Bette Davis

42484. Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes. – Bette Davis

42485. If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent. – Bette Davis

42486. It is my last wish to be burried sitting up. – Bette Davis

42487. In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star. – Bette Davis

42488. In this rat-race everybody’s guilty till proved innocent! – Bette Davis

42489. When a man gives his opinion he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis

42490. Sex is God’s joke on human beings. – Bette Davis

42491. Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone-but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. – Bette Davis

42492. To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. – Bette Davis

42493. Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation. – Bette Davis

42494. With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn’t consider dying. – Bette Davis

42495. Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Miss Crawford always plays ladies. – Bette Davis

42496. I will never be below the title. – Bette Davis

42497. We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to. – Bette Davis

42498. I’ve lost my faith in science. – Bette Davis

42499. Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life. – Bette Davis

42500. To look back is to relax one’s vigil. – Bette Davis

42501. Strong women only marry weak men. – Bette Davis

42502. This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. – Bette Davis

42503. There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. – Bette Davis

42504. The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can’t get work in the movies. – Bette Davis

42505. The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. – Bette Davis

42506. The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – Bette Davis

42507. That’s me: an old kazoo with some sparklers. – Bette Davis

42508. Today everyone is a star – they’re all billed as ‘starring’ or ‘also starring’. In my day, we earned that recognition. – Bette Davis

42509. From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. – Bette Davis

42510. A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. – Bette Davis

42511. Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life. – Bette Davis

42512. An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know. – Bette Davis

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42513. Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. – Bette Davis

42514. Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world. – Bette Davis

42515. I work to stay alive. – Bette Davis

42516. Everybody has a heart. Except some people. – Bette Davis

42517. I’ve always liked men better than women. – Bette Davis

42518. Gay Liberation? I ain’t against it, it’s just that there’s nothing in it for me. – Bette Davis

42519. Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life. – Bette Davis

42520. Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism. – Bette Davis

42521. I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. – Bette Davis

42522. I am just too much. – Bette Davis

42523. I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. – Bette Davis

42524. I’m the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived. – Bette Davis

42525. Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did. – Bette Davis

42526. I don’t take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache. – Bette Davis

42527. I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year. – Bette Davis

42528. I’d luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair. – Bette Davis

42529. I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box. – Bette Davis

42530. I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries. – Bette Davis

42531. I was the Marlon Brando of my generation. – Bette Davis

42532. I survived because I was tougher than anybody else. – Bette Davis

42533. I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back. – Bette Davis

42534. I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed. – Bette Davis

42535. I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears. – Bette Davis

42536. I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don’t remember ever having seen one weep. – Bette Davis

42537. I don’t think of myself as a character actress – that’s become a phrase which means you’ve had it. – Bette Davis

42538. I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. – Bette Davis

42539. There are no happy times at Happy Times . – Carl Davis

42540. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – Chili Davis

42541. Marlon Brando said any guy can become an actor. It takes a real man to quit. – Clifton Davis

42542. You’ve got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you. – Clive Davis

42543. All the conductor has to do is stand back and try not to get in the way. Mozart is doing all the work. – Colin R. Davis

42544. Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing. – Colin R. Davis

42545. Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity, and that doesn’t produce what used to be artists. – Colin R. Davis

42546. Mozart is expressing something that is more than human. – Colin R. Davis

42547. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis

42548. To lose your temper is only useful once a year. – Colin R. Davis

42549. Morale is at the lowest point since I’ve been here. – David Davis

42550. The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. – David Davis

42551. If somebody plans to carry out a series of murders… then this is obviously an evil and pre-meditated attack and in that case, there could be a deterrent effect. – David Davis

42552. I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place. – Donald Davis

42553. Storytelling is not what I do for a living – it is how I do all that I do while I am living. – Donald Davis

42554. I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them. – Donald Davis

42555. Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys. – Dorothy Salisbury Davis

42556. History’s like a story in a way: it depends on who’s telling it. – Dorothy Salisbury Davis

42557. One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun. – Elmer Davis

42558. The first and great commandment is, don’t let them scare you. – Elmer Davis

42559. This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle – among others – that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error. – Elmer Davis

42560. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis

42561. This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it. – Elmer Davis

42562. This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis

42563. When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth. – Elmer Davis

42564. If you’re feeling pressure, then you shouldn’t be here. – Eric Davis

42565. Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in. – Evan Davis

42566. Someday we’ll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car. – Evan Davis

42567. Men don’t know much about women. We do know when they’re happy. We know when they’re crying, and we know when they’re pissed off. We just don’t know in what order these are gonna come at us. – Evan Davis

42568. Then, all of a sudden, he stopped and nobody heard from him or got a response to orders. At this point Rod Walker looked him up and found he was living in a commune and seemed to be dropping out of the hobby. – Fred Davis

42569. Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don’t have two home supply centers touching each other. – Fred Davis

42570. I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine. – Fred Davis

42571. I’ve always looked up to him, even though he is shorter. – Geena Davis

42572. It’s really important for boys to see that girls take up half of the planet – which we do. – Geena Davis

42573. When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we’d play the guys’ roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films. – Geena Davis

42574. We’re showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. – Geena Davis

42575. We’re making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It’s certainly about time that we had a few female presidents. – Geena Davis

42576. This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like. – Geena Davis

42577. Something’s like crossed over in me and I can’t go back. I couldn’t live. – Geena Davis

42578. Somebody warned me early on to be very careful about brushing up against the chocolate. – Geena Davis

42579. So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made. – Geena Davis

42580. Rosie knows how to play ball. She’s an athlete, for sure. – Geena Davis

42581. Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows… I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office. – Geena Davis

42582. I played this character twice in live action, and now I’ve become an animated character. It was actually fun to see myself drawn – I’ve never been a drawn character before. – Geena Davis

42583. I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready. – Geena Davis

42584. I haven’t ever gone to any Mensa meetings. – Geena Davis

42585. I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I’d do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I’d pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I’d scream, ‘Ow, ow, put it back!’ – Geena Davis

42586. I have a Web site that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance. – Geena Davis

42587. As an Independent, she has no party backing… Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she’s a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female. – Geena Davis

42588. Archery is something that I took up later and didn’t know I had a natural aptitude for. – Geena Davis

42589. Archers are pretty focused. – Geena Davis

42590. A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won’t talk to you. – Geena Davis

42591. It’s a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what’s right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that’s sort of what we’re showing. And you can dream. – Geena Davis

42592. If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. – Geena Davis

42593. Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with a great level of professionalism, personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable. – Geoff Davis

42594. You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That’s the kind of congressman I’ll be. – Geoff Davis

42595. What I want to do is create more taxpayers, not more taxes. – Geoff Davis

42596. This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win. – Geoff Davis

42597. I’m very confident that the solutions that we are developing are going to be effective not only in application in Iraq, but also will be very helpful for potential homeland security situations as well. – Geoff Davis

42598. Two million dollars is only small when you’re talking about Washington, D.C. – Geoff Davis

42599. I have not been briefed. – Gray Davis

42600. There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis. – Gray Davis

42601. Why? Because we’re very well down this process as it is – flawed as it is – and we’re counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power. – Gray Davis

42602. Well, we’re trying to patch and fix and put a cast on a broken system here. You can call it what you want, but we’ll continue to purchase power in a private market. – Gray Davis

42603. Well, there’s no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market. – Gray Davis

42604. We’re not going to take this sitting down. We are fighting back. – Gray Davis

42605. We’re going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators. – Gray Davis

42606. We’ll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we’ll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don’t have today. – Gray Davis

42607. We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built. – Gray Davis

42608. We believe you will not have to pay more than the current rate structure proposes – which is, for 50 percent of the public, nothing; for another 25 percent, only a 10 percent increase; and for the remaining 25 percent, a 34 percent increase. – Gray Davis

42609. They’re the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and they will not do that. They will not pull the trigger. – Gray Davis

42610. There’s no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity. – Gray Davis

42611. Duke came to us. They volunteered to come to us and made a number of suggestions to some people on my staff. I don’t know how I would characterize them, but there have been some discussions going back and forth between Duke and members of my staff. – Gray Davis

42612. There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We’re preparing for the worst, but we’re hoping for the best. And I’ve told people the end is in sight. – Gray Davis

42613. As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently. – Gray Davis

42614. Here is my general approach to the energy companies. You have already charged the utilities a 50 percent credit penalty for the power they were buying from you. You’re charging us a penalty. You’re not going to get two bites of the apple here. – Gray Davis

42615. I don’t know if I would do this if I had to start over again. – Gray Davis

42616. I don’t know why they’re doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don’t understand the severity of the problem in this state. – Gray Davis

42617. I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that. – Gray Davis

42618. Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against the federal government that has dropped the ball, that is in bed with these energy companies, that wants them to make more money than they’ve made before. – Gray Davis

42619. Now, in the space of a year, we’ve spent 450 percent more for power than we did the year before, and bought essentially the same amount of power. This year, that number’s likely to go up. That can’t go on forever and have us continue to be the economic engine for America. – Gray Davis

42620. So it was flawed in that it didn’t require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market. – Gray Davis

42621. I’m doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California. – Gray Davis

42622. I’m usually called upon to play the dreary suicidal girl. – Hope Davis

42623. I like to work. I enjoy once a year, doing a film. – Hope Davis

42624. Storytelling is what lights my fire. – Hope Davis

42625. There’s nothing I love more than a good cry. – Hope Davis

42626. All we ask is to be let alone. – Jefferson Davis

42627. I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came. – Jefferson Davis

42628. If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory. – Jefferson Davis

42629. Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule. – Jefferson Davis

42630. Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty. – Jefferson Davis

42631. Good morning is a contradiction of terms. – Jim Davis

42632. Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. – Jim Davis

42633. There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music. – Jim Davis

42634. Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis

42635. Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat. – Jim Davis

42636. A song is the most intangible thing in the world. – Jimmie Davis

42637. Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness. – Jimmie Davis

42638. The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price. – Jo Ann Davis

42639. As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly. – Jo Ann Davis

42640. As we enter into the 110th Congress, it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed to make this institution run correctly. – Jo Ann Davis

42641. Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain. – Joe Davis

42642. I went to school at this log school house. A white woman was my teacher, I do not remember her name. My father had to pay her one dollar a month for me. Us kids that went to school did not have desks, we used slates and set on the hued down logs for seats. – Joe Davis

42643. One thing I learned about riding is to look for trouble before it happens. – Joe Davis

42644. It is better to believe that a man does possess good qualities than to assert that he does not. – John Francis Davis

42645. The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that’s real; most of that whiny stuff isn’t real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death. – Jonathan Davis

42646. Real friends stab you in the front. – Jonathan Davis

42647. Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don’t want to see the truth! – Jonathan Davis

42648. People die from typewriters falling on their heads. – Jonathan Davis

42649. Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me, so I find there is no point in even trying. It would be nice to get away from it, from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place on earth where I can go unrecognized. – Jonathan Davis

42650. The fans have been really incredible everywhere we’ve been. You want to make sure you put on the best concert of your life to show them how appreciative you are. – Jonathan Davis

42651. The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute. – Jonathan Davis

42652. We’re not trying to change the world; just music. – Jonathan Davis

42653. What I absolutely can’t do is just sit around, that drives me crazy. I go nuts! I’m far too nervous, too high strung to sit around. It’s not my thing; I can’t deal with it! – Jonathan Davis

42654. You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same. – Jonathan Davis

42655. Our fans make the band. What they give we give right back. They’re an integral part of us. They ARE us. – Jonathan Davis

42656. I don’t like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain. – Jonathan Davis

42657. When I listen to music, I don’t want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction. – Jonathan Davis

42658. I don’t care what people think or say about me, I know who I am. – Jonathan Davis

42659. It started when I woke up, all I wanted to do is jump out of the window. I didn’t want to eat anymore, because I was afraid that I might poison myself somehow. – Jonathan Davis

42660. A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. – Jonathan Davis

42661. At first I was queasy; I’ll never forget the sound of the scalpel cutting a body open. But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died. – Jonathan Davis

42662. I don’t believe in organized religion – I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff. – Jonathan Davis

42663. I don’t know the true meaning of happiness. – Jonathan Davis

42664. I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I’m learning how to deal with it. That’s why I’ve chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel. – Jonathan Davis

42665. I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn’t give my lyrics, and it’s all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It’s funny. – Jonathan Davis

42666. I’m a big rock star, I got a beautiful girl, and they still call me a fag. Its’ like high school never ends – the jocks are always on top. – Jonathan Davis

42667. Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn’t a ‘nice’ album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice. – Jonathan Davis

42668. It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us, but… it is flattering and of course challenging. – Jonathan Davis

42669. Be yourself, let you come through. – Jonathan Davis

42670. When I first started acting, and we would all sit down and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was. I thought well, I suppose it is. – Judy Davis

42671. Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God. – Judy Davis

42672. Judy Garland was just so delicious in every way and just so honest and generous. – Judy Davis

42673. This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it’s related primarily to the obesity problem. – Judy Davis

42674. My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote. – Judy Davis

42675. Lorna was quite young when her mother died, and I think she’s blocked out some of the memories. I talked to her a little bit about that, but I wasn’t prepared to go around and poke and hurt her. – Judy Davis

42676. Judy Garland’s father was gay. That seems to be the consensus. They left Minnesota and went to California because he got caught with some boy backstage. – Judy Davis

42677. I’ve never worked for the sake of working. There’s probably enough crap out there for me not to add to it. – Judy Davis

42678. I was 23, and that was my first professional job. Anybody who has curly hair knows you don’t want it to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle. – Judy Davis

42679. This is government. There is no entertainment. – Judy Davis

42680. I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we’re always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind. – Judy Davis

42681. Anybody who knows me knows my vote can’t be bought. – Judy Davis

42682. A lot of really good directors have a killer in them, as if they’d do anything to get that image. But that comes with the terrain and I don’t mind it. – Judy Davis

42683. It’s not a country of articulate people, sophisticated people. There’s too little subtlety. Men and women don’t enjoy each other very much in Australia. I don’t find very many men sexy in Australia. Of course, I’m married and out of it, but still. – Judy Davis

42684. Where I come from, a lot of people didn’t have money, but they didn’t have gangs or drugs either. – Kristin Davis

42685. It’s nice to be with someone, but I don’t think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad. – Kristin Davis

42686. If I’m walking very, very fast down Madison Avenue in the middle of the day, I’ll say I’m stopped 10 times. – Kristin Davis

42687. If I was going to do anything, I’d be a producer, only because I’d like to have a say in what gets made and what doesn’t. – Kristin Davis

42688. I’ve been dating since I was fifteen. I’m exhausted. Where is he? – Kristin Davis

42689. Let’s just say that I don’t think our show has very much in common with the book any more. – Kristin Davis

42690. I’m not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I’m not insane. – Kristin Davis

42691. So it was good for me to play a likable person and it was just an amazing situation to be in. – Kristin Davis

42692. I’m having a great career, though I think I’m not as good as your little scenario makes me out to be. – Kristin Davis

42693. I’m not really much of a shopper. I have to say that I’d definitely prefer good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and you have to really trust the other person. And you have to have that strange, mysterious chemical connection. – Kristin Davis

42694. Never, never did I think I would be in a Disney movie. – Kristin Davis

42695. Our mothers’ generation fought so hard to change things and we’re the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they’re not feminists. – Kristin Davis

42696. Sex can still be great, even without an orgasm. – Kristin Davis

42697. Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it’s not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour? – Kristin Davis

42698. Sometimes, when you’re acting, you are so in the moment that you don’t even remember what just happened. – Kristin Davis

42699. The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book. She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard, very cynical. I could never have pulled it off. – Kristin Davis

42700. This is going to sound strange, but I really didn’t think I would pass 30. I don’t know why or whatever, I just didn’t. That’s a very weird thing to say, I’m sorry. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I was drinking so much as a youth. – Kristin Davis

42701. We all get so caught up in our day-to-day lives and have so many gripes. But when you see the way others live and how they make the best of it, you’ll realize how lucky you are. – Kristin Davis

42702. We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody’s house. A classical music group would come over and we’d have dinner. There were thirty people – parents and kids – and we’d sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music. – Kristin Davis

42703. I’m an actress who likes a strong, communicative director. – Kristin Davis

42704. Personally, I don’t think we could do such a show if we didn’t get along. The subtext of all this is that we’re women in a show so we can’t possibly get along. It’s not like they write about The Sopranos like that. – Kristin Davis

42705. At one point, they offered me this part to play a drug-dealing, gun-selling butch lady. I don’t know how to describe her but she had like a crew cut and stuff. I was like, ‘Is this a joke?’ And they said, ‘No, we think it would be great because everyone would be like, ‘Oh, look at what we’ve done to Charlotte.’ I was like, ‘Well I can’t do that!’ – Kristin Davis

42706. I’m just happy when people want me to work for them. – Kristin Davis

42707. I’d wanted to be an actress my whole life, that was my goal, that was all I cared about. – Kristin Davis

42708. Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn’t feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting. – Kristin Davis

42709. As an actress, there’s nothing worse than not knowing your cues. – Kristin Davis

42710. But you know, our show is our show, and it’s not for everybody. – Kristin Davis

42711. Dogs are very, very pleasant with people that they’re connected to. – Kristin Davis

42712. Everyone would talk about their diets and working out and what it made me do was go to craft services where all the food for the cast and crew was and I would eat. – Kristin Davis

42713. I also like men who like dogs. I couldn’t date a man who doesn’t like my dog. – Kristin Davis

42714. I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don’t drink any more, because that’s when I thought, you know, I’m gonna end up a car wreck. – Kristin Davis

42715. I like green or brown eyes. Tall but not overwhelmingly so. I like men who do yoga and meditate. – Kristin Davis

42716. I love animals and I love to see movies with animals that are done respectfully, you know? – Kristin Davis

42717. I love theater. – Kristin Davis

42718. I may not be perfect, but I’m trying. – Kristin Davis

42719. I would never describe Charlotte as a prude – maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn’t willing to do the stuff they were doing – and I mean, thank goodness! – Kristin Davis

42720. I probably believe in God in a non-denominational way. – Kristin Davis

42721. I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it’s hard to be a poor waitress in New York. – Kristin Davis

42722. I think I can speak for all four of us on the show here. We all consider ourselves to be feminists and we get very upset when people don’t think we are. We’re like, where did this come from? Of course we are. – Kristin Davis

42723. Also, it was a cultural moment that wasn’t being represented in terms of women who were successful and had choices they didn’t have before. They needed a show that they can watch that they felt like represented them. – Kristin Davis

42724. I just loved being in the theatre with all those crazy, creative people. – Kristin Davis

42725. I think Democrats keep the commandments of the Lord more. – Lincoln Davis

42726. I’m a farm boy. If we need five people to haul in hay, we don’t take one and just work them to death. – Lincoln Davis

42727. We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio. I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space. – Lincoln Davis

42728. There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories. – Mac Davis

42729. I still have an old painting the Colonel gave me. It was the first time the Colonel had been back to the Hilton since Elvis had passed away. – Mac Davis

42730. It’s pretty amazing to me that my first hit record was an Elvis Presley record. – Mac Davis

42731. In the Ghetto, I’d been trying to write for years. – Mac Davis

42732. If it was just me and Elvis one on one, which only happened once or twice in the times that I did see him, it was a really comfortable. He was a cool guy. Easy laugh, nice guy. – Mac Davis

42733. I’m sure that Elvis was happy for me. I think he was the kind of guy that enjoyed other people’s success, especially if he had something to do with it. – Mac Davis

42734. I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood. – Mac Davis

42735. I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said, Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said, Well, there you go. It was like I had kinda been expecting it. – Mac Davis

42736. One of my real goals was to hear someone whistling a song I’d written. – Mac Davis

42737. I had Elvis’ number in my book and I never called it. – Mac Davis

42738. I had always wanted to write a song called, The Vicious Circle. I always thought it was like, the kids are born there, they grow up there, they die there. – Mac Davis

42739. I didn’t have a lot of communication with Elvis. You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis. It was people hanging on every word, and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times. – Mac Davis

42740. First time I saw Elvis was at the Lubbock County fairgrounds in Lubbock, Texas. He was on the back end of a truck. There was about 1500 screaming kids. – Mac Davis

42741. Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll or even close to it is lying if they tell you that they weren’t influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley. He turned the world around. – Mac Davis

42742. Don’t Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I’m gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word. – Mac Davis

42743. I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I’d written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat. – Mac Davis

42744. Elvis was just like a big old kid. It was like he never got past 19, I don’t think, in a lotta ways. – Mac Davis

42745. It wasn’t a problem for me drawing humans although I had originally come to the studio with the idea that what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals. – Marc Davis

42746. Later, my father died up in Marysville. So, my mother and I got in the car and came down to Hollywood. – Marc Davis

42747. My father was something of a rainbow-chaser. – Marc Davis

42748. Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White. I don’t like the term particularly, but I got stuck with the human characters. They just didn’t have that many people who could draw humans. – Marc Davis

42749. The first professional training I received of any kind was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer. – Marc Davis

42750. What we were in on, really, was the invention of animation. – Marc Davis

42751. Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project, when I was trying to find a direction for myself. That was the early sixties… maybe 61 or 62. – Marc Davis

42752. Throughout my career, when I was finished with the drawing for one film I would go up to the story department and help develop sequences. Sometimes these were for scenes that I would animate later on. – Marc Davis

42753. Animation had been done before, but stories were never told. – Marc Davis

42754. There is something I feel when I animate something; you can never really understand the character you’re animating unless you’ve had the opportunity to turn it around. Once you’ve done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object. – Marc Davis

42755. At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. – Marc Davis

42756. Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools. In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school, I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it. – Marc Davis

42757. Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market. – Marc Davis

42758. Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience. – Marc Davis

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42759. His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us. Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really I think he was for most of his career. Not at all like today. – Marc Davis

42760. I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on. – Marc Davis

42761. I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935, so obviously, I’m not too young! – Marc Davis

42762. Being briefed only once is a quaint defense. You’re either briefed or not briefed. – Mark Davis

42763. Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator – Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill – reacting to being called ‘ma’am’ like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch. – Mark Davis

42764. I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That’s not to say they’re not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same. – Mark Davis

42765. I’d love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it – and here’s the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn’t in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it. – Mark Davis

42766. It is not about Republicanism, it’s about conservatism. – Mark Davis

42767. As men get older, the toys get more expensive. – Marvin Davis

42768. The three of us pitched in $15,000 a piece to get it started. – Marvin Davis

42769. There’s no need to travel further. The Los Angeles area is big enough for us. – Marvin Davis

42770. We had all these things to deal with- houses full of people and John going to jail, guys from New York saying ‘don’t worry about anything.’ So it was really confusing. – Michael Davis

42771. We had all this kind of freedom and ‘get out of your head’ kind of stuff and at the same time, we were trying to establish ourselves in the business. These two things are really difficult to bring together. – Michael Davis

42772. The New Orleans I knew ain’t no more. – Michael Davis

42773. Nothing ever sounds quite the way it does when you’re standing right in the middle of it. – Michael Davis

42774. I went over to say hi to Rob and he introduced me to Wayne and Fred. I had made a radical purchase of some brown Beatle boots. Wayne was like ‘Where did you get those boots! Who is this guy? – Michael Davis

42775. I started out with nothing. I still have most of it. – Michael Davis

42776. I had just broken up with my wife so I was searching for another way to live. – Michael Davis

42777. When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I’d rather play with. – Michael Davis

42778. A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m still doing it. – Miles Davis

42779. I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis

42780. You can dominate a game if you dominate on the line… We’re just going to have to go out there and work hard and blow people off the ball, and let our runners do what they do best. – Miles Davis

42781. The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas. – Miles Davis

42782. Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. – Miles Davis

42783. It’s always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don’t know where it comes from, it’s just there and I don’t question it. – Miles Davis

42784. If you understood everything I say, you’d be me! – Miles Davis

42785. I’ll play it and tell you what it is later. – Miles Davis

42786. I know what I’ve done for music, but don’t call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis. – Miles Davis

42787. For me, music and life are all about style. – Miles Davis

42788. Do not fear mistakes. There are none. – Miles Davis

42789. I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later. – Miles Davis

42790. Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. – Miles Davis

42791. Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more. – Ossie Davis

42792. Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move. – Ossie Davis

42793. College ain’t so much where you been as how you talk when you get back. – Ossie Davis

42794. I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness. – Ossie Davis

42795. These rooms are decorated in two days. It’s all kept secret. The neighbors spend the night in each other’s home. They don’t see their finished room until the end of the second day. They have no say what happens in their own home. – Paige Davis

42796. The best thing about New York is everything is available. Whatever you want, New York has got it! – Paige Davis

42797. I think even when homeowners love their room, it’s still a shock, because you left your house, went to sleep, came home and your room was dramatically and drastically different. – Paige Davis

42798. You really can’t turn on TLC without seeing us. – Paige Davis

42799. I’m basically for the whole year just traveling with three suitcases. – Paige Davis

42800. I felt that the best I could do for my father, and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and my family was to stay open to the experience, and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on. – Patti Davis

42801. You know, if you hang around this earth long enough you really see how things come full circle. – Patti Davis

42802. The memories stayed with him for so long, and stayed vivid. And it didn’t matter to me that he’d already repeated that before. I could hear it forever. – Patti Davis

42803. Some people, when they die, leave so much life behind that we wonder how they did it. – Patti Davis

42804. My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer’s started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest because that person is aware that they’re losing awareness. And I think that that’s why my father started growing more and more quiet. – Patti Davis

42805. Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father’s funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer’s is concerned, we don’t have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective. – Patti Davis

42806. I had this odd sibling rivalry with America. – Patti Davis

42807. Even if the Bush Administration had flung open the gates to stem-cell research years ago, we would not be at the point of offering treatment today. Christopher Reeve would still have been taken from us. But we would be closer. – Patti Davis

42808. Christopher Reeve understood that… everything begins with hope. His vision of walking again, his belief that he would be able to in his lifetime, towered over his broken body. – Patti Davis

42809. And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else. – Patti Davis

42810. After September 11, I got to understand a little bit of his deep love for this country. – Patti Davis

42811. America had taken my father from me. And over most of the years of his illness, I gradually started feeling this support system from this country who-people grieving along with us. – Patti Davis

42812. I did what most writers do when something happens that’s overwhelming, fascinating, moving, all of that. I didn’t know what else to do about it except write about it. – Patti Davis

42813. The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving madmen into polite humans. – Philip J. Davis

42814. Cullen is up there killing my children. He’s killing everyone. – Priscilla Davis

42815. We have grown used to money. The handling, the increase of it, is the chief business of life now with most of us. – Rebecca H. Davis

42816. Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage. – Rebecca H. Davis

42817. Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young. – Rebecca H. Davis

42818. The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute. – Rebecca H. Davis

42819. The only hero known to my childhood was Henry Clay. – Rebecca H. Davis

42820. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet. – Rebecca H. Davis

42821. TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance. – Rebecca H. Davis

42822. We don’t often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart. – Rebecca H. Davis

42823. Our village was built on the Ohio River, and was a halting place on this great national road, then the only avenue of traffic between the South and the North. – Rebecca H. Davis

42824. You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer for a grandfather and were glad of it. – Rebecca H. Davis

42825. You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do. – Rebecca H. Davis

42826. War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums. – Rebecca H. Davis

42827. Crime, to the man of the forties, was an alien monstrous terror. – Rebecca H. Davis

42828. Reform is born of need, not pity. – Rebecca H. Davis

42829. No man surely has so short a memory as the American. – Rebecca H. Davis

42830. But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth. – Rebecca H. Davis

42831. America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer. – Rebecca H. Davis

42832. Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil. – Rebecca H. Davis

42833. For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. – Rebecca H. Davis

42834. I went to Concord, a young woman from the backwoods, firm in belief that Emerson was the first of living men. He was the modern Moses who had talked with God apart and could interpret Him to us. – Rebecca H. Davis

42835. It has happened to me to meet many of the men of my day whom the world agreed to call great. – Rebecca H. Davis

42836. It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below. – Rebecca H. Davis

42837. It was part of your religion to hate the British. – Rebecca H. Davis

42838. But remember, I am no politician, and no seer into souls. – Rebecca H. Davis

42839. North and South were equally confident that God was on their side, and appealed incessantly to Him. – Rebecca Harding Davis

42840. Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill. – Richard H. Davis

42841. It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East. – Richard H. Davis

42842. Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization. – Richard H. Davis

42843. Of course, the idea of a six months’ holiday is enough to make anyone laugh at anything, but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down, and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh. I feel miserably selfish about it all the time. – Richard H. Davis

42844. The more I thought of the McClure offer the less I thought of it. So I told him last night I was satisfied where I was, and that the $75 he offered me was no inducement. – Richard H. Davis

42845. The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am. – Richard H. Davis

42846. Wednesday a junior came to me, and told me I was to be hazed as I left the Opera House Friday night. – Richard H. Davis

42847. To-night I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department, where I have a cinch on the captain, a very nice fellow, who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men. They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me. – Richard H. Davis

42848. I wish I was not such a very bad hand at languages. That is one thing I cannot do, that and ride. – Richard H. Davis

42849. Anything as good and true as that moral cannot be new at this late date. – Richard H. Davis

42850. You see, I’d not a very good place here; the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule, on account of the hat and cane, walk, and so on, though I thought I’d got over that by this time. – Richard H. Davis

42851. All the fascination of King Solomon’s Mines seems to be behind those great mountains and this I may add is a bit of advance work for mother, an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for years and years in the Congo. – Richard H. Davis

42852. As soon as I landed at Malta I found that though I could go to Tunis I could not go away without being quarantined for ten days and if I remained in Malta I must stay a week. – Richard H. Davis

42853. As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her. We don’t know which. She is about as beautiful a woman as I ever saw, and very witty and well-informed, but it would cost a good deal to keep her in diamonds. – Richard H. Davis

42854. Creede is built of new pine boards and lies between two immense mountains covered with pines and snow. – Richard H. Davis

42855. I am now in Gibraltar. It is a large place and there does not seem to be room in this letter, in which to express my feelings about Moors in bare legs and six thousand Red-coats and to hear Englishmen speak again. – Richard H. Davis

42856. I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself. – Richard H. Davis

42857. I knew more about Texas than the Texans and when they told me I would find summer here I smiled knowingly. – Richard H. Davis

42858. I went out to the Derby on Wednesday and think it is the most interesting thing I ever saw over here. – Richard H. Davis

42859. All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army. – Richard Harding Davis

42860. The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way. – Richard Harding Davis

42861. The value of impermanence is to call attention to the permanent. – Stuart Davis

42862. The idea is to bring art to people who might never really interact with it. It’s for all citizens, and it’s about making the city more interesting and more visually significant. – Susan Davis

42863. I’m relieved that the state of the Marines’ readiness will remain high. – Susan Davis

42864. San Diego walked away with just a scratch. – Susan Davis

42865. The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have performed admirably. – Susan Davis

42866. We must also recognize the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield. – Susan Davis

42867. The one thing that scares me the most is failing. It scares me that one day I won’t be at this level. But while I’m here and while I’m having success early, I’m trying to do everything to stay on this level. – Terrell Davis

42868. There is no such thing as sportsmanship. – Terrell Davis

42869. You can be the best person in the league but if you don’t win championships, something’s missing. – Terrell Davis

42870. The road to success runs uphill. – Willie Davis

42871. If you step on people in this life, you’re going to come back as a cockroach. – Willie Davis

42872. Ten million dollars after I’d become a star I was deeply in debt. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42873. The civil rights movement wasn’t easy for anybody. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42874. The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42875. The one thing you don’t want is that stale sound when you’ve done a line so much you can’t find a fresh approach to it. Drop it. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42876. The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42877. The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42878. There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42879. There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42880. There’s nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42881. Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn’t do soul food. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42882. You don’t swing where you sleep. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42883. We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42884. When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my lap and call me Uncle Sammy. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42885. With an ocean between you and your European friends, you have to keep them in your heart. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42886. Would it be better if I’d married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers? – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42887. You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42888. You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42889. Sober up, and you see and hear everything you’d been able to avoid hearing before. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42890. What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42891. To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42892. I don’t have many easy songs. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42893. Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42894. A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42895. Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42896. All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn’t be welcome at the White House. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42897. Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42898. Being in public with May and the children was too heavy. I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42899. Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42900. During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42901. Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42902. Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch – unless he’s Humphrey Bogart. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42903. I believed in Bobby Kennedy. Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something to this country that has given me so much. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42904. When you lose a lover it’s like getting a bad haircut. It grows back in time. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42905. I didn’t hate being 60 as much as I had 50. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42906. I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it’s a publicity stunt. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42907. Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42908. Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42909. Part of show business is magic. You don’t know how it happens. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42910. My home has always been show business. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42911. I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42912. May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42913. I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42914. If you want to get known as a singer you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That’s publicity, man. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42915. I’d learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42916. I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42917. I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon’s urgings for me to go there. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42918. I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42919. I have to be a star like another man has to breathe. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42920. I hadn’t been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn’t show for my wedding. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42921. I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42922. Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

42923. Hollywood could use less instead of more of everything. – Bruce Davison

42924. You have cocktails for 250,000 people when millions upon millions are sick. – Bruce Davison

42925. That’s always something that’s really important for an actor – to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone. – Bruce Davison

42926. It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too – to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS. – Bruce Davison

42927. I’m over there filming in South Africa now, and two in five are HIV-positive now. Not many people know that. – Bruce Davison

42928. I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved. – Bruce Davison

42929. Actors, lots of times, are great when they have great parts. For me, a lot of times, it’s been the part. – Bruce Davison

42930. A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening. – Bruce Davison

42931. I spent my whole life figuring out how to get out of work. I would say I was intelligent, but intelligent in a very surreptitious, invisible way. – Bruce Davison

42932. I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate. – Bruce Davison

42933. The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all. – Peter Davison

42934. In order to understand what they need to understand, in order to write what they write, they have to be free. And yet, they aren’t ever free. They are not free because they are not free of the constrictions their art puts on them. – Peter Davison

42935. It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can’t do in prose. – Peter Davison

42936. It is very difficult for people to come in contact with their own emotions and their own sensibilities. – Peter Davison

42937. My friends never talk to me about my poetry because they’re embarrassed that I write it or they’re embarrassed by what I write about which are not such extraordinarily terrifying things, but they are the state of human existence. – Peter Davison

42938. People are talking about the Internet as though it is going to change the world. It’s not going to change the world. It’s not going to change the way we think, and it’s not going to change the way we feel. – Peter Davison

42939. Poetry is composing for the breath. – Peter Davison

42940. Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers. – Peter Davison

42941. If I were brave enough to say so, I’d like to think that I had written some poems that people are not going to forget. – Peter Davison

42942. The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that they produce a terrible uniformity of product. – Peter Davison

42943. The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered. – Peter Davison

42944. The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn’t the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it. – Peter Davison

42945. The trouble with the performance poets is that they don’t seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work. – Peter Davison

42946. There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory. – Peter Davison

42947. Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding. – Peter Davison

42948. If poets were realistic, they wouldn’t be poets. – Peter Davison

42949. I would like to be proud of having written some poems that will be remembered, but I will never know whether I will have any reason to be proud of that. – Peter Davison

42950. I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry. – Peter Davison

42951. I like poems that are little games. – Peter Davison

42952. I like poems that are complex. – Peter Davison

42953. I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant. – Peter Davison

42954. Frost is the most sophisticated of poets. – Peter Davison

42955. For instance, it’s a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative. – Peter Davison

42956. Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such. – Peter Davison

42957. Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one’s own understanding of how to understand the world. – Peter Davison

42958. But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous, too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom. A certain freedom to live in a free way. – Peter Davison

42959. But for me, being an editor I’ve been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most. – Peter Davison

42960. They need to learn poetry. They don’t need to learn about poetry. They don’t need to be told how to interpret poetry. They don’t need to be told how to understand poetry. They need to learn it. – Peter Davison

42961. But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me. – Peter Davison

42962. In my youth, I found that I was quite often inspired and pushed forward by what I read. – Peter Davison

42963. And there are a lot more people reading poetry, but there are not so many people reading an individual poet. – Peter Davison

42964. I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes. – Humphry Davy

42965. In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy… its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter? – Humphry Davy

42966. Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking. – Humphry Davy

42967. Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. – Humphry Davy

42968. The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw. – Humphry Davy

42969. The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures. – Humphry Davy

42970. When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers. – Humphry Davy

42971. Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. – Charles G. Dawes

42972. The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions. – John Dawkins

42973. Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility. – Richard Dawkins

42974. Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. – Richard Dawkins

42975. The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale. – Richard Dawkins

42976. The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice. – Richard Dawkins

42977. The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry. – Richard Dawkins

42978. The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. – Richard Dawkins

42979. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. – Richard Dawkins

42980. Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun. – Richard Dawkins

42981. One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all. – Richard Dawkins

42982. What has ‘theology’ ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has ‘theology’ ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that ‘theology’ is a subject at all? – Richard Dawkins

42983. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies? – Richard Dawkins

42984. We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb, because it is through us – through our brains, our symbolic culture and our technology – that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and reverberate through deep space. – Richard Dawkins

42985. A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory. – Richard Dawkins

42986. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. – Richard Dawkins

42987. It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. – Richard Dawkins

42988. Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it? – Richard Dawkins

42989. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. – Richard Dawkins

42990. God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. – Richard Dawkins

42991. For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. – Richard Dawkins

42992. Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. – Richard Dawkins

42993. Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things. – Richard Dawkins

42994. We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. – Richard Dawkins

42995. By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. – Richard Dawkins

42996. Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that. – Richard Dawkins

42997. But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience. – Richard Dawkins

42998. I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me. – Andre Dawson

42999. Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples. – Christopher Dawson

43000. Man can know his world without falling back on revelation; he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers. – Christopher Dawson

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