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180000 famous quotes part 45 – 44001 to 45000

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180000 famous quotes part 45 – 44001 to 45000

44001. All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. – Demosthenes

44002. Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. – Demosthenes

44003. Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law. – Demosthenes

44004. Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states. – Demosthenes

44005. I am a citizen of the world. – Demosthenes

44006. No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods. – Demosthenes

44007. A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true. – Demosthenes

44008. The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them. – Demosthenes

44009. As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. – Demosthenes

44010. There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots – suspicion. – Demosthenes

44011. To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. – Demosthenes

44012. What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. – Demosthenes

44013. What we wish, that we readily believe. – Demosthenes

44014. You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit. – Demosthenes

44015. Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. – Demosthenes

44016. Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states. – Demosthenes

44017. A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end. – Jack Dempsey

44018. Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning. – Jack Dempsey

44019. Number 4 should have been number 1. Thanks, Honey. – Jack Dempsey

44020. Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance. – Jack Dempsey

44021. By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry. – Jack Dempsey

44022. I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great. – Jack Dempsey

44023. Tall men come down to my height when I hit ’em in the body. – Jack Dempsey

44024. You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who’s ready when the gong rings – not just before, not just after – but when it rings. – Jack Dempsey

44025. All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him. – Jack Dempsey

44026. A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol. – Jack Dempsey

44027. A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. – Jack Dempsey

44028. I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it’s important to me. – Patrick Dempsey

44029. My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good. – Patrick Dempsey

44030. My wife and I try not to get into each other’s work too much. – Patrick Dempsey

44031. The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia, but it can’t flood out the memories. – Tom Dempsey

44032. The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day. – Tom Dempsey

44033. Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes. – Judi Dench

44034. The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater. – Judi Dench

44035. The theater is the thing I love doing most. – Judi Dench

44036. My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl. – Judi Dench

44037. The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it? – Judi Dench

44038. It actually was a complete departure having a woman playing M. I didn’t realize at the time that it would be so noticed. – Judi Dench

44039. I work out the other bits, too, but I need to know what I look like, very early on. And then it’s like a template; I’ll fill that person out. If I get that out of the way, then I’m all right. – Judi Dench

44040. I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and I was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea. – Judi Dench

44041. I trained as a designer, so I’m always terribly keen about what I’m going to look like. – Judi Dench

44042. I think you’ve got to have your feet planted firmly on the ground, especially in this business, and you must not believe things that are said or written about you, because everything gets out of proportion one way or the other. – Judi Dench

44043. I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself – that is the best combination. – Judi Dench

44044. I’ve figured out what to do so far, but it’s always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting – whoosh! in your face. That’s why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do. – Judi Dench

44045. Some things you know about, you know what the ingredients are – maybe not all of them. But it’s up to you to put in the amount. It’s up to the director to nag you until you get it right. – Judi Dench

44046. People think you know beforehand when you win an Oscar – I can assure you you don’t. – Judi Dench

44047. Seriously, though, I think I never ceased to be grateful of the fact that I am able to do a job that I really love – I never got over that. – Judi Dench

44048. It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it. – Judi Dench

44049. It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven’t done. – Judi Dench

44050. It was good to learn so early. They’re not going to be kind to you. You have to do it and get on, and then gulp down and get better. – Judi Dench

44051. It’s incredibly moving to hear some of our greatest actors performing Shakespeare. – Judi Dench

44052. Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was. – Judi Dench

44053. I would like to work with Jack Nicholson, before it’s too late. – Judi Dench

44054. In contrast, the control you have in a theatre is very attractive to me. – Judi Dench

44055. Because, you know, I can’t work a bicycle pump. – Judi Dench

44056. I am so thrilled to be nominated for something I loved working on every single day. – Judi Dench

44057. I don’t think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it. – Judi Dench

44058. I have no control over a film. I don’t know what will be left on the cutting floor. – Judi Dench

44059. I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That’s why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I’m not going to be cast again. – Judi Dench

44060. I love being part of a company, and telling a story. – Judi Dench

44061. Since Michael died I think I’ve worked constantly. Friends and colleagues are very sustaining. They’re the people who get you through it… It’s no good to be on your own. – Judi Dench

44062. And then it was working with Bob Hoskins, who I had never worked with before – except radio. It was like being given a wonderful meal – full of the things you love most. – Judi Dench

44063. Bjork is a very original, interesting person. I like her very much. – Catherine Deneuve

44064. A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man. – Catherine Deneuve

44065. Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being. – Catherine Deneuve

44066. Actors have to be there and do the work, and that’s enough. – Catherine Deneuve

44067. All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers. – Catherine Deneuve

44068. Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor. – Catherine Deneuve

44069. A lot of actors don’t like to see how they’ve done every day. – Catherine Deneuve

44070. Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn’t look the way I looked, I would never have started in films. – Catherine Deneuve

44071. Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology. – Catherine Deneuve

44072. Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. – Catherine Deneuve

44073. Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely. – Catherine Deneuve

44074. Directors have to push me. I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often. – Catherine Deneuve

44075. It’s always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you’re always afraid that you don’t know your own strength and might hurt someone. – Catherine Deneuve

44076. Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about. – Catherine Deneuve

44077. On Belle de Jour, the producer was very protective. It was very hard for me. – Catherine Deneuve

44078. I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved. – Catherine Deneuve

44079. I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I’m afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical. – Catherine Deneuve

44080. I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty. – Catherine Deneuve

44081. I can be very critical on myself and on other people; I can be very demanding. – Catherine Deneuve

44082. It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women. – Catherine Deneuve

44083. In America you need a bodyguard to go out. – Catherine Deneuve

44084. I’ve always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never. – Catherine Deneuve

44085. I’m not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring. – Catherine Deneuve

44086. Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way. – Catherine Deneuve

44087. Some people fall in love with their co-stars and feel things that they never thought they would feel for them because they are touching. – Catherine Deneuve

44088. You suffer as an actor. It’s difficult to be an actor and live a good life, especially today. – Catherine Deneuve

44089. You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration. – Catherine Deneuve

44090. You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking. – Catherine Deneuve

44091. When I first see the dailies, I look only at myself, but then you start to see the scene. – Catherine Deneuve

44092. Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him. – Catherine Deneuve

44093. To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who’s waiting to see the doctor. It’s not the kind of wait where you get bored. – Catherine Deneuve

44094. To have a public life, you still have the right to a private life. – Catherine Deneuve

44095. This book was company for me – I wrote these things when I was in hotels, far from where I normally live. I never intended to publish it. – Catherine Deneuve

44096. There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men. – Catherine Deneuve

44097. The story is more important to me than the part. – Catherine Deneuve

44098. Marriage is obsolete and a trap. – Catherine Deneuve

44099. Sometimes it’s more difficult to do very simple, low-key films. – Catherine Deneuve

44100. It’s very difficult for me to speak about being an actor. – Catherine Deneuve

44101. Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever. – Catherine Deneuve

44102. Polanski was very precise. I think he still is. – Catherine Deneuve

44103. People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It’s a burden. – Catherine Deneuve

44104. People don’t know very much about me. They do not know what really goes on in my private life. – Catherine Deneuve

44105. Opportunities are often things you haven’t noticed the first time around. – Catherine Deneuve

44106. People who know me know I’m strong, but I’m vulnerable. – Catherine Deneuve

44107. Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before. – Catherine Deneuve

44108. I’m not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I’m an actress when I’m not working. – Catherine Deneuve

44109. Love is suffering. One side always loves more. – Catherine Deneuve

44110. Lesbians and gays… they still have to fight, even inside. It’s not that simple, even if they seem to be accepted. – Catherine Deneuve

44111. That’s what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing. – Catherine Deneuve

44112. I’m lucky; people write scripts for me. – Catherine Deneuve

44113. I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises. – Catherine Deneuve

44114. I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film. – Catherine Deneuve

44115. I choose my roles carefully. – Catherine Deneuve

44116. I did important films when I was very young. – Catherine Deneuve

44117. I didn’t devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important. – Catherine Deneuve

44118. I don’t enjoy. I suffer from enjoying. It’s very Christian. – Catherine Deneuve

44119. I love to do very long and complicated scenes. – Catherine Deneuve

44120. I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce. – Catherine Deneuve

44121. I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more. – Catherine Deneuve

44122. I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored. – Catherine Deneuve

44123. I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time. – Catherine Deneuve

44124. I have no physical courage, I’ve asked for a double. – Catherine Deneuve

44125. I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done. – Catherine Deneuve

44126. I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else. – Catherine Deneuve

44127. I had mice that I kept as pets when I was very young, and I’ve always liked the way they look. Even rats. I’m not scared of them. – Catherine Deneuve

44128. I don’t live that much with the character. I find it hard enough having to spend so many hours with the character during the day. – Catherine Deneuve

44129. I love vampire stories. That’s why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video. – Catherine Deneuve

44130. I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else. – Catherine Deneuve

44131. I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested. – Catherine Deneuve

44132. I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women. – Catherine Deneuve

44133. I wouldn’t say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors. – Catherine Deneuve

44134. I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts. – Catherine Deneuve

44135. I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not. – Catherine Deneuve

44136. I was never a dangerous woman. I’m not the prissy blonde woman that could take your husband away. – Catherine Deneuve

44137. I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants. – Catherine Deneuve

44138. Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that. – Catherine Deneuve

44139. I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important to the style of the film. Even today, it is still timeless. – Catherine Deneuve

44140. Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate. – John Denham

44141. Youth, what man’s age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know. – John Denham

44142. Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid. – John Denham

44143. Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation. – John Denham

44144. Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use. – John Denham

44145. We are never like angels till our passion dies. – John Denham

44146. Remember that a painting – before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote – is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order. – Maurice Denis

44147. All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere. – Maurice Denis

44148. All artists are now free to express their own personality. – Maurice Denis

44149. Art is when things appear rounded. – Maurice Denis

44150. We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts. – Ruth St. Denis

44151. We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds. – Ruth St. Denis

44152. We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us. – Ruth St. Denis

44153. Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe. – Ruth St. Denis

44154. As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love. – Ruth St. Denis

44155. Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion. – Ruth St. Denis

44156. It is not a question of who dances but of who or what does not dance. – Ruth St. Denis

44157. I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. – Ruth St. Denis

44158. You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma, which is Allah, which is God. – Ruth St. Denis

44159. But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe. – Ruth St. Denis

44160. We can scale the heights of mountains and see the world rayed out before us, but we fail to recognize that which is before us. – Ruth St. Denis

44161. I believe that my whole creative life stemmed from this magic hour under the stars on that hilltop. – Ruth St. Denis

44162. The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space. – Ruth St. Denis

44163. There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory). – Daniel Clement Dennett

44164. The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it! – Daniel Dennett

44165. I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe. – Daniel Dennett

44166. The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus. Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science. This is a source of concern. – Daniel Dennett

44167. Darwin’s idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition. – Daniel Dennett

44168. While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality. – Dorothy Denning

44169. While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm. – Dorothy Denning

44170. I think most organizations have an interest in key recovery, at least with respect to stored data. – Dorothy Denning

44171. If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation. – Dorothy Denning

44172. Systems are complex, so controlling an attack and achieving a desired level of damage may be harder than using physical weapons. – Dorothy Denning

44173. The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn’t all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly. – Dorothy Denning

44174. We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications – government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders. – Dorothy Denning

44175. With those people, I’m very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests. – Dorothy Denning

44176. Generally I’m against regulation. – Dorothy Denning

44177. I prefer leaving things to the market as much as possible. – Dorothy Denning

44178. Cyber terrorism could also become more attractive as the real and virtual worlds become more closely coupled, with automobiles, appliances, and other devices attached to the Internet. – Dorothy Denning

44179. Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal. – Dorothy Denning

44180. However, leaving everything to the market is not necessarily good for society. – Dorothy Denning

44181. I don’t have a particular recommendation other than that we base decisions on as much hard data as possible. We need to carefully look at all the options and all their ramifications in making our decisions. – Dorothy Denning

44182. I favor strategies that encourage industry to include some sort of key recovery capability in their systems which would also address user requirements for access. – Dorothy Denning

44183. Everyone is a proponent of strong encryption. – Dorothy Denning

44184. A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket. – John Dennis

44185. For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall – but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me. – Nigel Dennis

44186. A large wildlife book, start to finish, could take one to two years, but then I would expect to get several good (nature) magazine features off the back of this, plus of course a lot of stock. – Nigel Dennis

44187. All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography. – Nigel Dennis

44188. Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle, so then I feel I might as well take the lot. – Nigel Dennis

44189. Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library – all this keeps me quite busy! – Nigel Dennis

44190. Even for an area I know well, I prepare a shooting list of subjects I need. – Nigel Dennis

44191. I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife. – Nigel Dennis

44192. I carry a notebook full of sketches of pictures I want to take – they are really scruffy sketches, but at least I am going out there with a clear objective. – Nigel Dennis

44193. I also like flyfishing – maybe I would have figured a way to make a living out of that? – Nigel Dennis

44194. I also had a tremendous passion for art and read a lot. – Nigel Dennis

44195. For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage at the bottom of a friend’s garden. We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge, but not too much food! – Nigel Dennis

44196. I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift! – Nigel Dennis

44197. I concentrate on the southern African subcontinent. – Nigel Dennis

44198. In The States I would have no edge, no advantage at all. – Nigel Dennis

44199. My first serious project was photographing badgers – very, very difficult as they are shy and nocturnal. – Nigel Dennis

44200. Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects. – Nigel Dennis

44201. So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting – and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear! – Nigel Dennis

44202. The Kalahari is brilliant – and easy to visit. – Nigel Dennis

44203. I hope to goodness I would not still be working in the corporate world – the money is OK but it is no life at all. – Nigel Dennis

44204. I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind. – Patrick Dennis

44205. Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18, and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata, Columbia. And of course, it was during the depression, we were still with our parents, and things were still pretty tough on them back in the United States. – Martin Denny

44206. Now, I’m the only living member of that group. There was the six of us originally and they’re now all gone. – Martin Denny

44207. Oh yeah, that was the thing to do at that time. This was before the new wave of bebop started. – Martin Denny

44208. The band would play on the night off for the local hotel bands and we’d back all the different acts. So I’d been advised by good friends of mine to come back to Hawaii. Oh, I loved Honolulu, playing at a place right on the beach at Waikiki! – Martin Denny

44209. Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces. – Charlie Dent

44210. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry. – Charlie Dent

44211. We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future. – Charlie Dent

44212. We need to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy. – Charlie Dent

44213. We live in a time of conflict – external and internal – when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger. – Charlie Dent

44214. If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it. – Andrew Denton

44215. You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard. – Andrew Denton

44216. Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it’s okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it’s okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals. – Andrew Denton

44217. I didn’t like the nervous tension of being a public person. – Andrew Denton

44218. I have deep respect for people’s individual faith, but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state, or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting. – Andrew Denton

44219. I’ve become a much more serious young insect. – Andrew Denton

44220. A poll earlier this year showed that 42 per cent of Americans believe we’re in the End Times. – Andrew Denton

44221. The world is infinitely more complex than it appeared to me 15 years ago. – Andrew Denton

44222. Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche. – Andrew Denton

44223. My wife being a trainer helps, because when I’m at home, everything we keep at the house is pretty healthy. – James Denton

44224. The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It’s got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny. – James Denton

44225. I still treat every job as if I might never get hired again as far as the way I save money and live really modestly. – James Denton

44226. It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It’s so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything; on our show, it’s much more like the real suburbs – nobody tells anybody anything. Everything’s a secret. – James Denton

44227. Real acting is realistic no matter what the medium. – James Denton

44228. My parents were amazing people who had no business being together – and they knew it. – James Denton

44229. My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I’ve been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years. – James Denton

44230. Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it’s fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted. – James Denton

44231. The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there. – James Denton

44232. James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid. – James Denton

44233. The cast is so big that you really don’t work very much. – James Denton

44234. It’s still about the women. It’s not called Desperate Plumber. People are more interested in cat fights. – James Denton

44235. It slows down grocery shopping, because so many women at the store watch the show. I always end up talking to two or three people every time I go to Ralphs. It’s fun. – James Denton

44236. I’ve been on a lot of shows that nobody cared about. – James Denton

44237. I’m pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican. – James Denton

44238. I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men. It didn’t really surprise me. – James Denton

44239. I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room. – James Denton

44240. We’ve all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I’ve never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I’m there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they’re happy. – James Denton

44241. I love David Caruso. I know it’s not cool, but I do. I watch CSI: Miami. I think he’s interesting. – James Denton

44242. I’m not a hard-line Republican, because I’m a lot more open-minded than that. – James Denton

44243. I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative. – James Denton

44244. I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience. I got to work with a lot of directors. – James Denton

44245. I think it’s important that the rest of the world know that we’re not all the same and that we don’t all have the sort of arrogance it feels like they’re perceiving from our leaders. – James Denton

44246. And they didn’t have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms, they were real people. I think that’s why so many actresses were attracted to it. And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much, right off the bat. – James Denton

44247. I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I’m not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one. – James Denton

44248. I’m off at least three or four days a week, so it’s a perfect job, really. – James Denton

44249. And of course Marc Cherry heightens it and makes it hilarious. But there’s so many universal themes in the show, and he made it so funny. We knew he was onto something if he could keep it up and, thankfully, he did. – James Denton

44250. They’re pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren’t willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page. – James Denton

44251. I think it helps a lot when they tell people that Teri Hatcher likes you. If you’re Teri Hatcher’s boyfriend, suddenly you’re hunky I guess. I’ve spent 40 years being average and now I’m Teri hatcher’s boyfriend and here we are. I’ve been really fortunate. – James Denton

44252. This is my third ABC show over the last four years, so we were afraid that nobody would find it. ABC was really struggling and so we just weren’t very confident that it would find an audience. – James Denton

44253. When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I’m a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light. – James Denton

44254. You know, I have no worst experiences. – Bob Denver

44255. Gilligan’s Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind. – Bob Denver

44256. I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don’t think it’s going to get any better. – John Denver

44257. I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences. – John Denver

44258. I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are. Not many of them feel like that. – John Denver

44259. I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can. – John Denver

44260. Peace is a conscious choice. – John Denver

44261. We don’t teach kids how to feel, we don’t give them the words to go by. – John Denver

44262. We must begin to make what I call “conscious choices,” and to really recognize that we are the same. It’s from that place in my heart that I write my songs. – John Denver

44263. Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes, not for those who enjoy good cinema. – Sunny Deol

44264. I don’t snack all the time, but I do sometimes drink l more than I should. – Gerard Depardieu

44265. I had rapidly become aware there were problems with the Kalifa group. – Gerard Depardieu

44266. I have learnt a lot about my body since my heart attack. I don’t drink as much now as before. – Gerard Depardieu

44267. If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores. – Gerard Depardieu

44268. I’ve had affairs. But I’m not the sort of man who has 10,000 affairs. – Gerard Depardieu

44269. I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life… and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work. – Gerard Depardieu

44270. I would never let myself knock out a journalist. – Gerard Depardieu

44271. The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. – Chauncey Depew

44272. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. – Chauncey Depew

44273. It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers. – Chauncey Depew

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44274. I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise. – Chauncey Depew

44275. Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. – Chauncey Depew

44276. A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. – Chauncey Depew

44277. The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer’s government. – Chauncey Depew

44278. You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal. – Johnny Depp

44279. You do the work and you want people to see it; but, um while I’m doing the work, the result doesn’t matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don’t, I don’t care whether the film is – you know – some big giant box-office bonanza and I don’t care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it’s actually finished it’s a success. They’re all a success in their own way. – Johnny Depp

44280. There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy. – Johnny Depp

44281. If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. – Johnny Depp

44282. Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing. – Johnny Depp

44283. I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste. – Johnny Depp

44284. I think everybody’s nuts. – Johnny Depp

44285. I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it. – Johnny Depp

44286. I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. – Johnny Depp

44287. I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something. – Johnny Depp

44288. I may have a feather duster down my pants. – Johnny Depp

44289. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it. – Johnny Depp

44290. I guess I’m attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled. – Johnny Depp

44291. If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me. – Johnny Depp

44292. It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live. – Johnny Depp

44293. It’s good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don’t think I can handle being here all the time, it’s pretty nutty. – Johnny Depp

44294. Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all. – Johnny Depp

44295. Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for. – Johnny Depp

44296. People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people. – Johnny Depp

44297. The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn’t mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it. – Johnny Depp

44298. I’m not sure I’m adult yet. – Johnny Depp

44299. The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. – Johnny Depp

44300. With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting. It’s lying. – Johnny Depp

44301. When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. – Johnny Depp

44302. Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again. – Johnny Depp

44303. There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It’s really the first time I’ve thought about the future and what it could be. – Johnny Depp

44304. There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love. – Johnny Depp

44305. The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’ – Johnny Depp

44306. I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. – Johnny Depp

44307. The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing. – Johnny Depp

44308. Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic. – Johnny Depp

44309. Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life. – Johnny Depp

44310. As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too. – Johnny Depp

44311. France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster. – Johnny Depp

44312. How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in. – Johnny Depp

44313. I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled. – Johnny Depp

44314. I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do. – Johnny Depp

44315. The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there. – Johnny Depp

44316. The substance of painting is light. – Andre Derain

44317. I do not innovate. I transmit. – Andre Derain

44318. It’s really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven’t. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me. – Bo Derek

44319. It’s been very nice. I haven’t gotten out too much because we’ve been working a lot but other wise the people have been very nice and I’ve had a good time. – Bo Derek

44320. We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films. – Bo Derek

44321. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. – Bo Derek

44322. I found my love when I was 17-years-old and my love is one hundred percent honest. We’ve never had any ugly, rocky things to overcome. – Bo Derek

44323. Also there is a twist to the story as I’m being haunted and driven crazy, attacked and so on. All I seem to do is run and scream and cry in every scene. – Bo Derek

44324. There’s an incredible fascination for that and that goes with violence and everything else in pictures. – Bo Derek

44325. Glorifying violence is terrible. Simulating sex is nothing – it’s something so impersonal really. – Bo Derek

44326. Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that had more to do with what people thought of me. The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything. – Bo Derek

44327. I grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and sailing and I’ve always loved horses so it was part of my dream that I was able to fulfill to have horses. – Bo Derek

44328. I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses. – Bo Derek

44329. I played a definite part in it. I guess the things that I played in films and the way the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different. – Bo Derek

44330. “10” was amazing! I had no career before “10” and then all of a sudden I was able to do pretty much whatever I was able to do in the business. – Bo Derek

44331. Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse. – John Derek

44332. I think love and beauty are what life is all about. – John Derek

44333. I took Laura on a trip once where we followed the Immigrant Trail for about six hundred miles. She really learned a lesson. People forget too often how it was back then. – Bruce Dern

44334. I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956. – Bruce Dern

44335. The people I worked with were bigger than life. Once you put them on the screen, they were huge. – Bruce Dern

44336. The Palestinians need more help from the Arab countries. Since 1967, the world has learned that there is not going to be real progress in the region until Palestine gets something back that they had. – Bruce Dern

44337. The difference between my generation of actors and their generation is that they were bigger than life. We are not bigger than life. – Bruce Dern

44338. Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing. – Bruce Dern

44339. In Hitchcock’s eyes the movement was dramatic, not the acting. When he wanted the audience to be moved, he moved the camera. He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best director I have ever worked with. – Bruce Dern

44340. I’ve always thought that if Israel really wanted to solve the problem, they’d just start tomorrow and push right to the Jordan River, and anything in their way goes. They don’t need America or someone else to help. – Bruce Dern

44341. When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world. – Bruce Dern

44342. That’s life – to turn each other on, to feel good, to feel in love. – Laura Dern

44343. I don’t turn my nose up at anything. If it’s a great part, it’s a great part. I’d love to do a box-office hit. – Laura Dern

44344. I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries, or whatever women want to be, and also have love, not only for ourselves but from a partner. – Laura Dern

44345. I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they’d hire you, and that’s where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it’s the actor’s responsibility to publicize his or her films. – Laura Dern

44346. Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you’ve never felt comfortable with, or never knew about. – Laura Dern

44347. I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other. – Laura Dern

44348. I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people. – Laura Dern

44349. I really don’t consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I’ve never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films. – Laura Dern

44350. What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you? – Laura Dern

44351. We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn’t work out like that. – Laura Dern

44352. Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly. – Laura Dern

44353. There’s something so accessible about heroes who have faults. – Laura Dern

44354. The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour. – Laura Dern

44355. I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket. – Laura Dern

44356. My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She’s that kind of mother. – Laura Dern

44357. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of the greatest films of all time. – Laura Dern

44358. Luckily, I was raised by people who’d already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn’t want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job. – Laura Dern

44359. It’s really fun to act like a bimbo. But it’s fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren’t one. – Laura Dern

44360. It’s always been a desire of mine to work with my parents. – Laura Dern

44361. It’s a strange world, as David Lynch would say. – Laura Dern

44362. It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great ’30’s film. – Laura Dern

44363. I’ve always loved film more than theater. – Laura Dern

44364. I’m lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don’t even know about, that just surface later on. – Laura Dern

44365. I’m interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them. – Laura Dern

44366. I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn’t get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We’re not going to fall into that. – Laura Dern

44367. There’s always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks. – Laura Dern

44368. When man decides he can control nature, he’s in deep trouble. – Laura Dern

44369. Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes. – Laura Dern

44370. Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job. – Toi Derricotte

44371. Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution. – Jacques Derrida

44372. Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school. – Jacques Derrida

44373. Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture. – Jacques Derrida

44374. Why is it the philosopher who is expected to be easier and not some scientist who is even more inaccessible? – Jacques Derrida

44375. Who ever said that one was born just once? – Jacques Derrida

44376. Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other’s gaze that wins out and decides. – Jacques Derrida

44377. We are all mediators, translators. – Jacques Derrida

44378. To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend. – Jacques Derrida

44379. These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal. Nothing was handed to me on the first try. – Jacques Derrida

44380. These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate. – Jacques Derrida

44381. The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages. – Jacques Derrida

44382. The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown. – Jacques Derrida

44383. No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn’t understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language. – Jacques Derrida

44384. My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible, that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible. – Jacques Derrida

44385. I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner. – Jacques Derrida

44386. As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scen. – Jacques Derrida

44387. Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology. – Jacques Derrida

44388. The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound. – Jacques Derrida

44389. I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap. – Jacques Derrida

44390. In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays. – Jacques Derrida

44391. I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior. – Jacques Derrida

44392. I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned. – Jacques Derrida

44393. I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous. – Jacques Derrida

44394. I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan. – Jacques Derrida

44395. If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction. – Jacques Derrida

44396. In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. – Jacques Derrida

44397. I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau. I was the extra ready to take on all the roles. – Jacques Derrida

44398. There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer. – Rick Derringer

44399. We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do. – Rick Derringer

44400. The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn’t really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn’t hear it. – Rick Derringer

44401. Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny’s house, so we could rehearse every day. – Rick Derringer

44402. So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who’s drunk come up and tell you you’re great. – Rick Derringer

44403. In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again. – Rick Derringer

44404. For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I’m great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices. – Rick Derringer

44405. It’s a great relationship when you can work with the person who you consider to be your soul mate. – Rick Derringer

44406. My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda. – Rick Derringer

44407. If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up, and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to, then I assume that the audience is doing the same. – Rick Derringer

44408. I’ve always been a guy who’s pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work. – Rick Derringer

44409. I was almost kind of trapped by my own success into only doing rock. – Rick Derringer

44410. I wanted to play some more grown-up music – jazz. – Rick Derringer

44411. I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn’t know how to do the way I could, and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player. – Rick Derringer

44412. I started The McCoys in 1962, so I’m approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business. – Rick Derringer

44413. I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I’ve found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people. – Rick Derringer

44414. I just really longed to do music that reflected me as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults. – Rick Derringer

44415. And what makes me happy now has changed as well… Its one thing to play in a bar or at a biker festival, and hear a guy who’s been drinking beer all day come up and tell you how good you are. For a long time in your life that will make you happy. – Rick Derringer

44416. Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted. – Rick Derringer

44417. Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well. So, we’re happy to be able to work together and that’s another reason why we look forward to doing more of these. – Rick Derringer

44418. The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It’s “Nightline.” – Alan Dershowitz

44419. You’re absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist, Bob Grant is a bigot, he’s a despicable talk show host and I agree with that. – Alan Dershowitz

44420. The defendant wants to hide the truth because he’s generally guilty. The defense attorney’s job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth. – Alan Dershowitz

44421. Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected. – Alan Dershowitz

44422. It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state. – Alan Dershowitz

44423. I have been defending Israel’s right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate. – Alan Dershowitz

44424. All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth. – Alan Dershowitz

44425. The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions. – Alan Dershowitz

44426. India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country. – Anita Desai

44427. People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way. – Anita Desai

44428. When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process. – Anita Desai

44429. Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book. – Anita Desai

44430. The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past – I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past. – Anita Desai

44431. Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed. – Anita Desai

44432. Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better. – Anita Desai

44433. I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges. – Anita Desai

44434. I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth. – Anita Desai

44435. Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy. – Anita Desai

44436. My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly. – Anita Desai

44437. In the early ages, I believe not much thought was given to what man is and what his real functions should be, and what is the real purpose of his life. – Morarji Desai

44438. I believe in preventing cruelty to all living beings in any form. – Morarji Desai

44439. We should propagate the values of vegetarianism. – Morarji Desai

44440. Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com-passion, which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world. – Morarji Desai

44441. The vegetarian movement is an ancient movement and is not quite a modern one. – Morarji desai

44442. One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life. – Morarji Desai

44443. One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another. – Morarji Desai

44444. Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. – Morarji Desai

44445. It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to realise Truth or who wants to be humane, must follow non-violent ways of life, otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth. – Morarji Desai

44446. I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever, except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal. – Morarji Desai

44447. I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people. – Morarji Desai

44448. From this it follows that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people’s good. – Morarji Desai

44449. For those who believe in God the matter is simpler still and clearly than anything else: because those who believe in God believe that God is the Creator of the whole Universe and there is nothing that does not come from Him. – Morarji Desai

44450. As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed. – Morarji Desai

44451. An expert gives an objective view. He gives his own view. – Morarji Desai

44452. If we do not want to be pained by anybody we must not pain anybody; and how can man consider himself humane if he wants to live at the cost of others. – Morarji Desai

44453. I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man’s intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong. – Morarji Desai

44454. Are we not like two volumes of one book? – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

44455. Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. – Rene Descartes

44456. Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. – Rene Descartes

44457. One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another. – Rene Descartes

44458. Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare. – Rene Descartes

44459. The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt. – Rene Descartes

44460. The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues. – Rene Descartes

44461. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. – Rene Descartes

44462. The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. – Rene Descartes

44463. The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. – Rene Descartes

44464. There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. – Rene Descartes

44465. When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. – Rene Descartes

44466. You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing. – Rene Descartes

44467. An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? – Rene Descartes

44468. It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived. – Rene Descartes

44469. Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries. – Rene Descartes

44470. I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. – Rene Descartes

44471. It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. – Rene Descartes

44472. Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have. – Rene Descartes

44473. A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed. – Rene Descartes

44474. Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. – Rene Descartes

44475. Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. – Rene Descartes

44476. Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. – Rene Descartes

44477. I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error. – Rene Descartes

44478. I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery. – Rene Descartes

44479. I think; therefore I am. – Rene Descartes

44480. If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes

44481. Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. – Rene Descartes

44482. In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate. – Rene Descartes

44483. Everything is self-evident. – Rene Descartes

44484. Friends are relatives you make for yourself. – Eustache Deschamps

44485. I started out doing musicals. – Zooey Deschanel

44486. For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working. – Zooey Deschanel

44487. I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues – the blues background was my big inspiration. – Jackie DeShannon

44488. When I used to go to Elvis’s house was always a nightmare trying to get into the house because of so many fans outside the gate and he really couldn’t go anywhere without sneaking in or doing something because people just wanted to be around him and to be with him. – Jackie DeShannon

44489. When Elvis was performing, you just tried to figure out a way to get there. I think he set all the records and anyone that has ever had the good fortune to see him, you know what it’s like to try to get in to see Elvis. It was impossible, practically. – Jackie DeShannon

44490. Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis’s generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing. – Jackie DeShannon

44491. We have to set our own agenda, we have to set our own standards, we have to be very strong about what we want, we have to be very strong about our passion and if it’s not right for you, you shouldn’t do it just because you’re advised by so-called geniuses. – Jackie DeShannon

44492. There was a lot of great writing couples, but I try to do it all myself. And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time. – Jackie DeShannon

44493. There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn’t dominate the charts. – Jackie DeShannon

44494. The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair, which gives me a great deal of exposure. – Jackie DeShannon

44495. No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out. People were just falling on the floor – they couldn’t believe it – after all that time. You know, it wasn’t a compilation, it was new songs. – Jackie DeShannon

44496. Ignorance is kind of bliss. – Jackie DeShannon

44497. I went to art school, I think it helped me a great deal because it taught me who I am. – Jackie DeShannon

44498. And being away and not performing for a long time and really connecting with my audience for a long time, I have a great responsibility to myself and to them to do it exactly the way the process was when I was young. – Jackie DeShannon

44499. I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house. – Jackie DeShannon

44500. I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He’s whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now. – Jackie DeShannon

44501. I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis’s career is pretty much impossible. As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan, there were just too many highlights. – Jackie DeShannon

44502. I think Ingmar Bergman, Francoise Truffaut – all these people created images in my mind, beautiful pictures, I loved what was known at that time as the foreign film. – Jackie DeShannon

44503. I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion. – Jackie DeShannon

44504. I always went with my agenda, I just couldn’t execute it. – Jackie DeShannon

44505. Elvis was, at least the times I was around him, Elvis was a practical joker. He was always, had some little mischievous something going. – Jackie DeShannon

44506. And unless you have that sense of being creative, people think you’re just working all the time. – Jackie DeShannon

44507. And I just remember, you know, breaking into tears and feeling so empty because, as long as Elvis was in the world, you always knew something was going and he always had something that kept everybody mesmerized. – Jackie DeShannon

44508. I’m very interested to see how this new painting will go – I know I want it big and stark, and as I said, I follow the muse, and that’s when it always works perfectly for me. – Jackie DeShannon

44509. Think with your whole body. – Taisen Deshimaru

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44510. Time is not a line, but a series of now-points. – Taisen Deshimaru

44511. If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. – Taisen Deshimaru

44512. To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give. – Taisen Deshimaru

44513. I was overlooked long before anyone knew who I was. – Paul Desmond

44514. I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age. – Paul Desmond

44515. We used to get on planes, and they’d ask who we were, and we’d say, ‘The Dave Brubeck Quartet’, and they’d say, ‘Who?’ In later years they’d say, ‘Oh’, which amounts to the same thing. – Paul Desmond

44516. Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught. – Paul Desmond

44517. Clemency is also a revolutionary measure. – Camille Desmoulins

44518. The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie. – George Deukmejian

44519. Every problem that is interesting is also soluble. – David Deutsch

44520. Quantum computation is… a distinctively new way of harnessing nature… It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes. – David Deutsch

44521. Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book. – David Deutsch

44522. The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations. – David Deutsch

44523. The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests. – David Deutsch

44524. It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment. – David Deutsch

44525. I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn’t forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. – David Deutsch

44526. Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense. – David Deutsch

44527. Is the human race a universal constructor? – David Deutsch

44528. After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth. – Helene Deutsch

44529. The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress. – Helene Deutsch

44530. What I would have liked to do on that show was play a secretary of state who has huge personal business interests throughout the world. That, to me, seems to be more in synch with reality. – William Devane

44531. It worked well because Don Murray didn’t want to be on Knots anymore. – William Devane

44532. I didn’t care about that because I’m not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn’t alter the text they really didn’t mind what I did. – William Devane

44533. It would have been nice for Greg to eventually grow into a mature relationship with Laura. He was moving toward that already but then took a turn into the juvenile with Paige. – William Devane

44534. Networks don’t want a show with a continuing story. There’s no backend potential. – William Devane

44535. The business is built on slowing or even stopping the aging process. – William Devane

44536. The same issue is happening on a show like Everybody Loves Raymond now, which is in its eighth year and struggling to come up with good stories. It’ll be interesting to see how they do. The bottom line is, it starts with the writers and ends with the writers. – William Devane

44537. The West Wing seems to be feeding the myth about how presidential politics are. – William Devane

44538. Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest. – William Devane

44539. When you go to a movie, it’s about what’s not being said. I tried to bring that to Greg Sumner. It was always about what’s not being said. – William Devane

44540. Writers are not always right however, but then again, I’ve been on shows where the actors have complete control and change everything and it’s terrible. – William Devane

44541. If you watch Cheers, in 12 years they didn’t age a day. – William Devane

44542. There’s a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes. – William Devane

44543. At one time, whenever the hell it was, they wanted a character to come in and stir up the pot. They brought me in for 8-10 episodes and said we’ll try it for that. – William Devane

44544. I’m trying to find a character that’s my age and I can sustain week after week. I’d like to do a series. – William Devane

44545. A show like Knots or any other show that can be called a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if you’re a viewer and you miss a week you don’t know what’s going on. – William Devane

44546. I try to watch only real things, which basically amounts to C-Span for me. I like real people in real situations. I learn from that. – William Devane

44547. And I have to credit David Jacobs with the opportunities he gave me. He was totally into sharing the creation of characters. David put together a show that told the story of people over many years’ time and that was greatly enjoyable. Though nowadays that is frowned upon. – William Devane

44548. Clint Eastwood is aging beautifully. But someone like Burt Reynolds and others are practically destroying their faces in the amount of work they have. – William Devane

44549. David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor’s instincts, since after all, it’s the actors playing the character. – William Devane

44550. Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist, about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist. I was cast as a Senator to shake things up. – William Devane

44551. Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they’re individualized to an extent that you can still follow what’s going on if you miss a week. – William Devane

44552. I knew with The West Wing that that wasn’t going to be for very long, that I was just the red herring. – William Devane

44553. I would fix other people’s lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines. – William Devane

44554. And all of Laura’s stuff, what they wrote originally wasn’t as good and Constance wound up doing that herself. That was all her stuff, reading to the child, because she had children herself and that’s what she would have done. – William Devane

44555. A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue. – William F. DeVault

44556. The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God. – William F. DeVault

44557. Russell Baker writes columns as a poet writes light verse – with tongue in cheek and a steady hand. – Thomas D’Evelyn

44558. I have to be cautious, have my thyroid levels checked, and as long as I do that, I’m fine. – Gail Devers

44559. It’s a challenge between me and the hurdle, and the hurdle has always won. – Gail Devers

44560. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers

44561. There’re so many things I want to do, like become more media savvy. I am too lazy. But I’m making an effort. – Ajay Devgan

44562. The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end. – Ajay Devgan

44563. You get an image after you act in a film, but it is not necessary that you last long because of that image. – Ajay Devgan

44564. Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken. – Ajay Devgan

44565. There’s no doubt about Prakash’s abilities as a director. – Ajay Devgan

44566. There are two types of films – one made by the big-time producers, the other is low budget stuff made by some producers who make films for the heck of it, they complete their films for small amounts, sell it at low costs with almost no publicity. – Ajay Devgan

44567. Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible. – Ajay Devgan

44568. I only want to do better work. That’s the focus of my life. – Ajay Devgan

44569. So it is fair enough that you are paying me what I ask for, because it is my name you are using to sell the film. If the producer gives me a guarantee that he will sell the film at a lower price to the distributors, fair enough, then I will charge less! – Ajay Devgan

44570. I never talk about my personal life. After these rumours, I definitely do not want to comment on anything. – Ajay Devgan

44571. I don’t see the risk, I enjoy performing stunts, and I don’t get scared. – Ajay Devgan

44572. To make a film and to sell it to the distributors you need a name. – Ajay Devgan

44573. By getting into distribution and production, I am actually widening my base. – Ajay Devgan

44574. I’m going to keep making films I believe in. Whether I am successful or not is besides the point. – Ajay Devgan

44575. If somebody had started on a remake of French Kiss before I announced my own film, I would have dropped my subject. If someone else starts after me, what am I to do? – Ajay Devgan

44576. In the industry, you do need some ethics – if one film does well, then thousands get work and money comes back to the industry. I guess the bottomline is, if there are two versions, then the better one will click. – Ajay Devgan

44577. As far as I know, if you take your time, write a good script and make a good film, then give the audience time, they will accept it. – Ajay Devgan

44578. In the South, it is different, they have a audience that is literate. – Ajay Devgan

44579. It gets tiring, doing the same thing everyday. – Ajay Devgan

44580. Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues. – Ajay Devgan

44581. Earlier, I used to charge territories instead of my fees as an actor, but I realised it was better to keep the two apart. Now, I take my fees in cash, for acting, and keep the distribution thing separate. – Ajay Devgan

44582. We must keep both our femininity and our strength. – Indra Devi

44583. Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions. – Indra Devi

44584. Yoga is an art and science of living. – Indra Devi

44585. Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. – Indra Devi

44586. Women must not shout back when their husbands come home and shout at them for any reason. – Indra Devi

44587. We women must listen to our inner voice. It is easier for women to do this as they are not afraid to say what they feel. – Indra Devi

44588. Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm, not just as they come through the door. – Indra Devi

44589. Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual. – Indra Devi

44590. Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. – Indra Devi

44591. Laughter drives shouting away. – Indra Devi

44592. I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself. – Indra Devi

44593. Freedom is living without chains. – Indra Devi

44594. We’ve got our own daylight to get bad thoughts away, and we talk with that light – our star in our heart. We take away what’s unimportant. – Indra Devi

44595. Europe is merely powerful; India is beautiful. – Savitri Devi

44596. I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither “good” or “bad”, and who knows neither love nor hatred. – Savitri Devi

44597. A team is a team is a team. Shakespeare said that many times. – Dan Devine

44598. I’m going to be the next head coach at Notre Dame. – Dan Devine

44599. No one comes into our house and pushes us around. – Dan Devine

44600. I could have coached better. – Dan Devine

44601. I still have to audition for most things. – Loretta Devine

44602. The message has become clearer to the nation about AIDS. People used to think they could catch it all kinds of ways, but we now know that it is absolutely passed through bodily fluids. – Loretta Devine

44603. I’m in the process of trying to find something that I could do on my own. – Loretta Devine

44604. The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person. – Loretta Devine

44605. I get a lot of independent films from people who are starting out. – Loretta Devine

44606. I developed that for a long time. I also developed ‘Sugar Sweet Science’ at New Line and that didn’t happen. That was a boxing movie. And between all that there were a couple of other things. – Danny DeVito

44607. I didn’t do it because of the underlying greed that’s prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason. – Danny DeVito

44608. I don’t know. I think it’s funny! I think it’s funny! I go, what? It’s so absurd. I’m alone. – Danny DeVito

44609. I lay on the ground, but then I can’t reach – I don’t want to take my foot out of the tub – but I’ve got to call somebody because I’ve got to get a band-aid or something to stop the bleeding. – Danny DeVito

44610. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s a cruel, cruel world. – Danny DeVito

44611. It’s a first for me. It’s my first nude scene. – Danny DeVito

44612. In this movie, you have all the things you love from Tim. All the magic and the whimsy and the surreal, but he also has a fantastic story of a father and son that really gets under your skin. – Danny DeVito

44613. I’m always studying and I’ve been doing it for a long time now. – Danny DeVito

44614. I’m shooting in Brooklyn, we’ve got all kinds of crap going on, and I’m all alone now in a big hotel suite that you can’t believe the size of it and a thing sticks in my foot and I just think it’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to me. – Danny DeVito

44615. This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It’s standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I’m like in one of my own pictures. – Danny DeVito

44616. What you do with it and things like that, but I basically chose this after I read it because I thought it was different and funny and unique and dark – things that I like to do. – Danny DeVito

44617. What Tim does is, he calls me and sends me the script. And then he sends me a drawing, an illustration of his image of me as the character. It’s so great. – Danny DeVito

44618. We did ‘Erin Brockovich,’ we did ‘Man on the Moon,’ we did ‘Living Out Loud,’ but now I’m going to keep going. – Danny DeVito

44619. There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go? – Danny DeVito

44620. The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one of the stories the father tells. The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the tales that he tells is how he met his wife. – Danny DeVito

44621. So, you pick this stuff here and this stuff there and then you see things in certain ways and you start visualizing and thank God I get the chance to do this. It’s really the greatest thing in the whole wide world. – Danny DeVito

44622. So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is. – Danny DeVito

44623. Of course I’ve got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I’ve got em ’cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up. – Danny DeVito

44624. It’s just an ice bucket with a bottle in it. The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I’m in my boxer shorts and shirt. I’m going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it’s really dark in the room. – Danny DeVito

44625. It’s fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you’re not safe, when you’re not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway. – Danny DeVito

44626. Well, you know, I feel like it’s about a lot of things. The reason that I made it was because I thought it was really funny and unique and just a different genre. – Danny DeVito

44627. Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security and influence. – Bernadette Devlin

44628. One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do! – Bernadette Devlin

44629. Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. – Bernadette Devlin

44630. To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. – Bernadette Devlin

44631. My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done. – Bernadette Devlin

44632. It wasn’t long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament. – Bernadette Devlin

44633. Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I’ve allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom. – Bernadette Devlin

44634. I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn’t talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence. – Bernadette Devlin

44635. The most important thing for a judge is – curiously enough – judgment. – Lord Patrick Devlin

44636. The easiest thing to find on God’s green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do. – Richard M. DeVos

44637. Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough. – Richard M. DeVos

44638. If I had some idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago? – Richard M. DeVos

44639. If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen. – Richard M. DeVos

44640. Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. – Richard M. DeVos

44641. Life… It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations. – Richard M. DeVos

44642. It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. – Richard M. DeVos

44643. The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance, except as he can acquire it from others, from the social whole. – Bernard Devoto

44644. Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows. – Bernard Devoto

44645. Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. – James Dewar

44646. The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. – Thomas R. Dewar

44647. There are two kinds of pedestrians… the quick and the dead. – Thomas R. Dewar

44648. The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax. – Thomas R. Dewar

44649. Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. – Thomas R. Dewar

44650. No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner. – Thomas R. Dewar

44651. Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife’s clothes. – Thomas R. Dewar

44652. Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. – John Dewey

44653. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. – John Dewey

44654. By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction. – John Dewey

44655. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

44656. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. – John Dewey

44657. Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. – John Dewey

44658. Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy. – John Dewey

44659. Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis. – John Dewey

44660. To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey

44661. The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. – John Dewey

44662. To me faith means not worrying. – John Dewey

44663. We only think when we are confronted with problems. – John Dewey

44664. Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning. – John Dewey

44665. The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative. – John Dewey

44666. The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. – John Dewey

44667. Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not. – John Dewey

44668. Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire. – John Dewey

44669. Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid. – John Dewey

44670. Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties. – John Dewey

44671. Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. – John Dewey

44672. The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. – John Dewey

44673. One lives with so many bad deeds on one’s conscience and some good intentions in one’s heart. – John Dewey

44674. Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind. – John Dewey

44675. No man’s credit is as good as his money. – John Dewey

44676. Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live. – John Dewey

44677. The eternal conflict of good and the best with bad and the worst is on. – Melvil Dewey

44678. The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant. – Melvil Dewey

44679. The law is bigger than money – but only if the law works hard enough. – Thomas Dewey

44680. No man should be in public office who can’t make more money in private life. – Thomas Dewey

44681. We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our own hands. – Thomas Dewey

44682. When you’re leading, don’t talk. – Thomas Dewey

44683. My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes. – Thomas Dewey

44684. If you’re not in New York, you’re camping out. – Thomas Dewey

44685. This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution. – Mike DeWine

44686. It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve. – Mike DeWine

44687. Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice. – Mike DeWine

44688. The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents. – Mike DeWine

44689. Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy. – Mike DeWine

44690. In his brief 21 years on this earth, Michael Smith Jr. touched countless lives. – Mike DeWine

44691. One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives. – Mike DeWine

44692. Shirley Maclaine once said that she didn’t want to be a big star, just a long star. That’s what I want too. – Joyce DeWitt

44693. If that’s the way the game is played, I don’t want to play anymore. – Joyce DeWitt

44694. I write every day when I’m at home – trying to catch up with correspondence. – Colin Dexter

44695. Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down. – Ted Dexter

44696. I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign… Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else. – Ted Dexter

44697. The whole of our national sport is not doing very well. – Ted Dexter

44698. Once again our cricketers have flattered to deceive in Australia. – Ted Dexter

44699. Sympathetic cracks. A term frequently used by architects and surveyors in terms of ageing houses. I know what they mean. – Ted Dexter

44700. An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from. – Timothy Dexter

44701. At the time, nobody knew what it was. It had no name. When everything else is out of your control, you can control your eating. You end up cutting a lot of things off. Nothing reaches you. I was very happy then – that was the oddity. – Susan Dey

44702. I’ve had women come up to me and say I was the reason they went to law school. – Susan Dey

44703. This little kid pointed at me and said, ‘You look disgusting!’ That was the first time I thought maybe I did. I decided I’d better start eating. I’m just thankful that I made it through with relatively few scars. – Susan Dey

44704. It’s heartbreaking but we’re trying to get over it. As disappointed as we were, I think that somehow you have to find a way to think that it happened for a reason. – Caroline Dhavernas

44705. All this happens without him knowing – they actually install cameras in his apartment and hire this girl to get him to fall in love with her so that she can be in the apartment and present him products without him knowing. – Caroline Dhavernas

44706. At least, I’m very happy that it’s going out on DVD because if it wasn’t for the fans who signed this petition and were really ongoing about how they loved it, we wouldn’t see this DVD right now. – Caroline Dhavernas

44707. I just love the storyline, I thought it was hilarious – I loved that part when we opened the door, we all look ahead and we have to look down and see that we’re actually dealing with this little boy who did this horrible thing of ordering a wife through e-mail. – Caroline Dhavernas

44708. I remember the guest stars who came, they were always trying to find a new plot for their characters because they wanted to stay. It was really a great working environment. – Caroline Dhavernas

44709. I’m curious to see what kind of distribution it’s going to get because of that. – Caroline Dhavernas

44710. It’s funny because I think it also goes very well with the show. It has this reputation as being this love city where everyone goes to get married, but when you get there, it’s very corny and tacky. – Caroline Dhavernas

44711. It’s very witty and it’s great to see teenage characters have control that way. And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it’s okay, it’s not completely bad and you can’t say that to teenagers. – Caroline Dhavernas

44712. Maybe because she doesn’t try so hard to seduce and impress, I guess that’s why some guys fell for her. Because she’s so different and crazy and we all like a little bit of that in our life. – Caroline Dhavernas

44713. I’m not a religious person, so I’m not a hardcore fate fan but I guess it’s got me thinking about that. I was very careful, though, not to link Jaye’s stories always to that. – Caroline Dhavernas

44714. You hear stories like that of Canadians trying to get in, but when you go back home, you don’t expect that. – Caroline Dhavernas

44715. Yes, during the pilot, they gave me a little toy from the shop. It’s like three little moose in a boat, paddling. It’s very cute. And I got to keep some of the clothes. – Caroline Dhavernas

44716. We’re kind of the comic relief of this movie because most of the stories are very dark. And that’s why these plays were so great, because it’s such a dark, dark universe that it becomes funny because it’s just too pathetic. – Caroline Dhavernas

44717. They’re talking about a movie I don’t want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done – god knows if the financing would happen. – Caroline Dhavernas

44718. Talking back and being quite aggressive about stuff and not giving a care in the world about anyone. So it was more, I think, that way and I think that’s what happened in that party when I stood in between two people. – Caroline Dhavernas

44719. These two girls start wanting the same thing because in this neighborhood, they know all the guys so well. It’s a small town and all the guys are just really boring to them. – Caroline Dhavernas

44720. The little boy, Spencer Breslin, it was just so great to have a kid on set. He is talented, he’s a pro. He’s been doing this for years, I think he started when he was four or five. – Caroline Dhavernas

44721. That’s great because I know as a teenager, I didn’t relate to a TV series where all people do is cheerlead and drink sodas on the weekend. So I think it’ll be great if it can be seen by a few people at least. – Caroline Dhavernas

44722. Sometimes, when you have someone behind the counter who’s supposed to assist you and help you out, just being completely bored and uninterested – sometimes it’s a little bit frustrating, you know? – Caroline Dhavernas

44723. Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters. – Anita Diament

44724. Shakespeare in Love… such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I’m a sucker for the accent. – Anita Diament

44725. Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community. – Anita Diament

44726. The Bible – it’s sort of the other person in the room. There’s this book, the reader, and the Bible. – Anita Diament

44727. The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches. – Anita Diament

44728. The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff. – Anita Diament

44729. The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart. – Anita Diament

44730. Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn’t hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office. – Anita Diament

44731. Right now, I’m Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day. – Anita Diament

44732. I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop. – Anita Diament

44733. There’s something almost adolescent about Whitman’s paean to everything that was and remains good about America. – Anita Diament

44734. I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love. – Anita Diament

44735. November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays. – Anita Diament

44736. My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life. – Anita Diament

44737. My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding. – Anita Diament

44738. My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12. – Anita Diament

44739. I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying. – Anita Diament

44740. I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny. I wanted to be her when I grew up. – Anita Diament

44741. One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked. – Anita Diament

44742. I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn’t get reviewed in any major outlets. – Anita Diament

44743. I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community. – Anita Diament

44744. As a journalist I’m comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system. – Anita Diament

44745. Biblical names are hot again. – Anita Diament

44746. It pisses me off, people are idiots, but what are you going to do? The world is full of idiots. That’s why we’ll never have flying cars. People don’t know how to drive. – Dustin Diamond

44747. Kids these days don’t know as much about music as they think they do. – Dustin Diamond

44748. Our music, you either get it or you don’t. There’s no middle ground. – Dustin Diamond

44749. The Britney Spears fans aren’t going to dig us. – Dustin Diamond

44750. There are a lot of girls that will try to hook up with you, then try to have your kid because they figure they’re going to get all this money from you. – Dustin Diamond

44751. There’s people that figure if they hang out with you, all of a sudden they’re going to be successes. I’ve had two or three stalkers in my life. – Dustin Diamond

44752. This music isn’t Top 40, we really stand out from anyone. – Dustin Diamond

44753. We don’t know what we’re writing until it just comes out. We don’t sit around crunching numbers. – Dustin Diamond

44754. If we could sell 100,000 units every album, that would rock. We’d have a big cult following, we’d have a built-in fanbase so we could pretty much play anywhere, people would show up and rock out. – Dustin Diamond

44755. You’ve got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they’re trying to be pop stars. You can’t compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music. – Dustin Diamond

44756. Sorry dude, but we’re in a boxing match and you went against your word and tried to make me look weak and stupid in front of 17 million people. That’s just not gonna happen. – Dustin Diamond

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44757. You see people who are 19 or 20 years old and they don’t even know who The Who is. It’s like, where have you been? Justin Timberlake? C’mon. Where are the roots? – Dustin Diamond

44758. I don’t know who’s worse with little boys, Mario or Michael Jackson. – Dustin Diamond

44759. The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon. – Dustin Diamond

44760. If I ever went, I’d want to go peacefully in my sleep. I wouldn’t want to plan my own death. – Dustin Diamond

44761. I don’t expect that we’re going to become the biggest craze. If it happened, I’d be really shocked. I think people will dig it, but there will be a sea of people who just don’t get it. – Dustin Diamond

44762. All these child stars grow up and they’re knockin’ over banks and getting prostitutes. I’m, like, one of the only people I know that has managed to dodge all of that negative crap. – Dustin Diamond

44763. I don’t think you can ever make enough to be set for life. Well, I guess there are limits. In the billions, I guess. – Dustin Diamond

44764. I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that’s what I tend to write toward. – Dustin Diamond

44765. I’m a shepherd, not a sheep, and I’ve always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower. – Dustin Diamond

44766. I’m left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed. – Dustin Diamond

44767. I’m not a big radio guy, I don’t listen to whatever is the hip new thing. – Dustin Diamond

44768. I’m the guy who will eat something that looks nice when I’m out, but when I take it home in a doggie bag, it’ll sit in the back of my refrigerator until it starts to move. – Dustin Diamond

44769. I’ve been in this business so long, it just doesn’t faze me. I know what’s going to happen before it happens. – Dustin Diamond

44770. Eat some pizza, play some Xbox, watch some TV. Gross? Maybe. Me? Yes. – Dustin Diamond

44771. Starbucks goes to a great effort, and pays twice as much for its coffee as its competitors do, and is very careful to help coffee producers in developing countries grow coffee without pesticides and in ways that preserve forest structure. – Jared Diamond

44772. Some people have much more pull than other people. But when I say that the public has ultimate responsibility, I’m not saying it in a moral sense. I’m just saying it in the sense of what is it that’s really going to bring change. – Jared Diamond

44773. The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere. – Jared Diamond

44774. Take air quality in the United States today: It’s about 30 percent better than it was 25 years ago, even though there are now more people driving more cars. – Jared Diamond

44775. Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction – namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years. – Jared Diamond

44776. Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today. – Jared Diamond

44777. Technology has to be invented or adopted. – Jared Diamond

44778. The broadest pattern of history – namely, the differences between human societies on different continents – seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves. – Jared Diamond

44779. The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan. – Jared Diamond

44780. The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn’t grow – with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa. – Jared Diamond

44781. The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we’re coming to the end of world resources. – Jared Diamond

44782. Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science. – Jared Diamond

44783. Twenty years ago, you might have been pessimistic and said there’s no hope. But these days, some of our very biggest companies are acting remarkably cleanly. And in some cases, although not all cases, the CEOs are the driving forces behind that. – Jared Diamond

44784. We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists… to understand how those evil things came about. – Jared Diamond

44785. We’re uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It’s classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific. – Jared Diamond

44786. Why did human development proceed at such different rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years? – Jared Diamond

44787. No government is here forever. And there are other forces – the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business – doing good for the environment. – Jared Diamond

44788. Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north. – Jared Diamond

44789. We can’t manipulate some stars while maintaining other stars as controls; we can’t start and stop ice ages, and we can’t experiment with designing and evolving dinosaurs. – Jared Diamond

44790. I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book… and I began putting more work into environmental history. – Jared Diamond

44791. AIDS and malaria and TB are national security issues. A worldwide program to get a start on dealing with these issues would cost about $25 billion… It’s, what, a few months in Iraq. – Jared Diamond

44792. All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily either adopt practices of little use or else abandon practices of considerable use. – Jared Diamond

44793. Australia is the most isolated continent. – Jared Diamond

44794. Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal species in part because it’s the world’s largest land mass and offered the most wild species to begin with. – Jared Diamond

44795. Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique. – Jared Diamond

44796. Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation. – Jared Diamond

44797. Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands. – Jared Diamond

44798. I personally am not conscious of my accent. – Jared Diamond

44799. I’d rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun. – Jared Diamond

44800. I’ve always been interested in a lot of things, and a lot of things at the same time, and I always tried to explain them to myself. I ask a lot of questions. – Jared Diamond

44801. I’ve worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don’t want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons. – Jared Diamond

44802. Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World’s Indian population. – Jared Diamond

44803. Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I’m optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history. – Jared Diamond

44804. It’s striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World. – Jared Diamond

44805. Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in space and time to be relevant to our modern societies, just think about the risks… of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide economic interdependence. – Jared Diamond

44806. Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases. – Jared Diamond

44807. Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn’t long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we’ve got in this country. – Jared Diamond

44808. I am on sabbatical as of right now, been too busy to think of about my OWN needs as of late. – Jim Diamond

44809. Most modern stuff I hear kinda sucks, someone should turn me onto something good, fast! – Jim Diamond

44810. In postscript let’s just say that I am very fortunate cause I’ve gotten to work with a lot of great bands! – Jim Diamond

44811. Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I’m kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies. – Jim Diamond

44812. I can write music but I’m not much for words. – Jim Diamond

44813. Hey bands, you’re all welcome to fly me to some exotic location and I’ll record you there, Y’know that right? You don’t have to come to this God forsaken place. Hope I can visit you all in Australia one of these days that would be hot! We’ll talk again soon. – Jim Diamond

44814. All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out. – Jim Diamond

44815. I’m delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don’t want people to buy my record, I want them to buy Band Aid. – Jim Diamond

44816. Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete. – Michael Diamond

44817. Honestly achieved results surpass all others. – Michael Diamond

44818. Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication. – Michael Diamond

44819. The sport of shooting is my life. – Michael Diamond

44820. It’s very difficult for me to say ‘I love you’ but to sing ‘I love you’ for me is easier. – Neil Diamond

44821. Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest. – Neil Diamond

44822. Songs are life in 80 words or less. – Neil Diamond

44823. Songwriting is different from music, although I don’t deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory. – Neil Diamond

44824. Songwritng is what I do. – Neil Diamond

44825. The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I’m finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying. – Neil Diamond

44826. If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs. – Neil Diamond

44827. When you’re on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery. – Neil Diamond

44828. No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program. – Neil Diamond

44829. There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from. – Neil Diamond

44830. I don’t like all of the music to be serious and deadly. – Neil Diamond

44831. Because my musical training has been limited, I’ve never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song. – Neil Diamond

44832. Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. – Neil Diamond

44833. I’ve looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I’m in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword. – Neil Diamond

44834. Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn’t change that experience for anything. – Neil Diamond

44835. I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn’t expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration. – Neil Diamond

44836. I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success. – Neil Diamond

44837. I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people. – Neil Diamond

44838. I’m lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part. – Neil Diamond

44839. I’ve always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I’ll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first. – Neil Diamond

44840. Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I’m partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life. – Neil Diamond

44841. If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. – Princess Diana

44842. I wear my heart on my sleeve. – Princess Diana

44843. I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams. – Princess Diana

44844. It’s vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It’s what I try and do. – Princess Diana

44845. I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. – Princess Diana

44846. I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. – Princess Diana

44847. I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties. – Princess Diana

44848. I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country. – Princess Diana

44849. I’m as thick as a plank. – Princess Diana

44850. If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each. – Princess Diana

44851. I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work. – Princess Diana

44852. Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana

44853. I’m aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me. – Princess Diana

44854. Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can. – Princess Diana

44855. I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head. – Princess Diana

44856. I live for my sons. I would be lost without them. – Princess Diana

44857. Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons. – Princess Diana

44858. Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. – Princess Diana

44859. Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana

44860. Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. – Princess Diana

44861. Family is the most important thing in the world. – Princess Diana

44862. HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. – Princess Diana

44863. I don’t even know how to use a parking meter, let alone a phone box. – Princess Diana

44864. I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure. – Princess Diana

44865. I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them. – Princess Diana

44866. I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am. – Princess Diana

44867. People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me. – Princess Diana

44868. So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them. – Princess Diana

44869. Life is just a journey. – Princess Diana

44870. Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. – Princess Diana

44871. The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved. – Princess Diana

44872. The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other. – Princess Diana

44873. The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. – Princess Diana

44874. There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. – Princess Diana

44875. They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody? – Princess Diana

44876. What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy? – Princess Diana

44877. When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. – Princess Diana

44878. You can’t comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable. – Princess Diana

44879. Only do what your heart tells you. – Princess Diana

44880. You never know what movie I will be in next, but let’s just hope it’s sells (for my sake at least)! – Cameron Diaz

44881. People think I’m trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It’s really that I’m a tomboy at heart. – Cameron Diaz

44882. I’ve pretty much behaved like a knucklehead my entire life. – Cameron Diaz

44883. If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey’s records on. – Cameron Diaz

44884. It’s important to be active in the causes that are important to you… That’s how we make changes in this world. – Cameron Diaz

44885. Kids called me ‘Skeletor’ as a kid because I was so skinny. – Cameron Diaz

44886. My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won’t wait-you can kick their ass right now. – Cameron Diaz

44887. Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault, I look at usually scripts as a whole. I should probably pay more attention to the character that I’m going to play and what they do. – Cameron Diaz

44888. I’ve been noticing gravity since I was very young. – Cameron Diaz

44889. Personally, I don’t like watching violence. I’d much rather see more skin. – Cameron Diaz

44890. Script for an actor is like a bible. You carry it with you, you read it over and over, you go to your passages. – Cameron Diaz

44891. What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have. – Cameron Diaz

44892. When I go out, I love steak and caviar. – Cameron Diaz

44893. Whenever I don’t’ have to wear makeup, it’s a good day. – Cameron Diaz

44894. You get kind of bored being in catalogues all the time. – Cameron Diaz

44895. Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So I take every opportunity. – Cameron Diaz

44896. I’ve banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison. – Cameron Diaz

44897. You don’t want to be photographed? You don’t want to be known? Then you don’t need to be out there peddling movies. – Cameron Diaz

44898. Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now. – Cameron Diaz

44899. I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I’m naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself. – Cameron Diaz

44900. I’ve always been a huge fan of Julia Roberts. Without her what would the world be like? – Cameron Diaz

44901. I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don’t have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn’t understand because only she possesses it. – Cameron Diaz

44902. You haven’t partied until you’ve partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks. – Cameron Diaz

44903. I haven’t deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it’s probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn’t offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time. – Cameron Diaz

44904. I love Shirley Maclaine. Love that woman. – Cameron Diaz

44905. I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there’s a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious. – Cameron Diaz

44906. I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure. – Cameron Diaz

44907. I think I’ve become more comfortable about being a human being. – Cameron Diaz

44908. I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I’ve worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It’s not just a cliche. – Cameron Diaz

44909. I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair. – Cameron Diaz

44910. I will always want to do whatever it is that my heart is in, and whether I get paid for it or not means nothing. It doesn’t matter. I’ll do it if it means something to me and I want to be a part of it. – Cameron Diaz

44911. I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows. – Cameron Diaz

44912. I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. – Cameron Diaz

44913. I’m a pretty girl who’s a model who doesn’t suck as an actress. – Cameron Diaz

44914. I’m very happy with the way I look. I wake up some morning, catch myself in the bathroom mirror, and go, ‘hey girl, you’re alright’. But on the other hand, I find the website stuff, and the polls, something completely removed from my own personal life. You can’t take anything like that too seriously, otherwise you’d end up in the loony bin. – Cameron Diaz

44915. I’m like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans. – Cameron Diaz

44916. I love older men. – Cameron Diaz

44917. I’m someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That’s why I live very simply. I’m a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don’t spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I’m in a very high-profile business, I really don’t let it affect the way I live. – Cameron Diaz

44918. I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don’t have one. – Cameron Diaz

44919. Everything’s a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There’s no guarantee. – Cameron Diaz

44920. I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen. – Cameron Diaz

44921. I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait. – Cameron Diaz

44922. I can’t say this enough, I’m totally comfortable with my body. I like my body, I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I think I have a nice body, I’m happy with it. – Cameron Diaz

44923. I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy. I spend hours arranging my baskets so that everything fits in and nothing gets squashed. I’m really anal about it, actually. – Cameron Diaz

44924. I believe that when you’re in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I’m an incurable romantic when it comes to men. – Cameron Diaz

44925. I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up. – Cameron Diaz

44926. Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair. – Cameron Diaz

44927. I don’t believe you should make fun of anyone but yourself. – Cameron Diaz

44928. French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. – Cameron Diaz

44929. I hate committing myself to anything. It’s probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I’m probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time. – Cameron Diaz

44930. Grease is the only cure for a hangover. – Cameron Diaz

44931. I don’t care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what’s not right is from experience. – Cameron Diaz

44932. I don’t even own a TV because I think it’s the devil. – Cameron Diaz

44933. I don’t want to go to work and get into bed with someone else, not even Tom Cruise. It’s not like I enjoy it. – Cameron Diaz

44934. I grew up with a lot of boys. I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman. – Cameron Diaz

44935. Every casting director I’ve met is a woman. – Cameron Diaz

44936. I have to remind my dad, ‘Journalists – no matter how many cigars they smoke with you – are not your friends, so don’t talk to them.’ – Cameron Diaz

44937. I haven’t been worried about my image so much as I have been trying to find projects to push myself further than before. – Cameron Diaz

44938. Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There’s still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile. – Cameron Diaz

44939. Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home. – Cameron Diaz

44940. Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that’s them just understanding themselves better and better. – Cameron Diaz

44941. Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image. – Cameron Diaz

44942. I eat a cheeseburger with French fries almost every day. – Cameron Diaz

44943. Some people have active imaginations, but they don’t know me and they’re wrong if they think they do. – Yamila Diaz

44944. Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro’s tyrannical dictatorship. – Lincoln Diaz-Balart

44945. One of my top priorities in Congress is to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. – Lincoln Diaz-Balart

44946. Then trust me there’s nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e’en the valiant more brave. – Charles Dibdin

44947. I think of myself as an enormously lucky person. – Kate DiCamillo

44948. I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children. – Kate DiCamillo

44949. Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. – Kate DiCamillo

44950. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. – Kate DiCamillo

44951. My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I’m always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore. – Kate DiCamillo

44952. My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world. By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales that he had made up shaped me profoundly, too. – Kate DiCamillo

44953. It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure. – Kate DiCamillo

44954. I’m at the mercy of whatever character comes into my head. – Kate DiCamillo

44955. I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write. – Kate DiCamillo

44956. I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults. – Kate DiCamillo

44957. I thought I was going nowhere. Now I can see there was a pattern. – Kate DiCamillo

44958. Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one? – Kate DiCamillo

44959. I didn’t start working on children’s books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children’s floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed. – Kate DiCamillo

44960. I like to think of myself as a storyteller. – Kate DiCamillo

44961. Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life. – Kate DiCamillo

44962. I always write with music. It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of music for what I’m working on. Once I figure it out, that’s the only thing I’ll play. – Kate DiCamillo

44963. I am busier now than I ever imagined I would be, but I feel blessed in that I have found what I am supposed to be doing with my life. It’s wonderful to tell stories and have people listen to them. – Kate DiCamillo

44964. I didn’t know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay. – Kate DiCamillo

44965. I hate to cook and love to eat. – Kate DiCamillo

44966. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading. – Kate DiCamillo

44967. Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness. – Kate DiCamillo

44968. I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44969. My dad’s probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that’s not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44970. I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it’s taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44971. I’ve never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It’s been a much slower process for me each time I’ve gone into a relationship. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44972. I’m probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don’t have the balls that Romeo did. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44973. I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44974. I’ve been planted here to be a vessel for acting… That’s why I’m really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it’s going to be. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44975. I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44976. If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn’t mean I’m gay. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44977. If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44978. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that’s written about you… Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin! – Leonardo DiCaprio

44979. My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44980. My mother is a walking miracle. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44981. I don’t see why I can’t have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It’s crazy. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44982. I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I’d do little unexpected performances. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44983. Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible… Her presence on screen is outstanding. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44984. Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other – they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44985. I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44986. I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can’t now. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44987. Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44988. Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44989. Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44990. Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don’t know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I’m a weirdo. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44991. I am friends with Demi. Don’t believe anything you read. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44992. I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know? – Leonardo DiCaprio

44993. I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44994. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully people will watch my movies. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44995. I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can’t or don’t do in my normal everyday life. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44996. I really don’t know what I’m doing… I don’t. It’s terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that’s all I really do. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44997. I didn’t know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44998. I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn’t mean we are dating. – Leonardo DiCaprio

44999. The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor. – Leonardo DiCaprio

45000. School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn’t want to learn. – Leonardo DiCaprio

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