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180000 famous quotes part 48 – 47001 to 48000

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180000 famous quotes part 48 – 47001 to 48000

47001. I guess I was a bad boy… Yes, yes, I’ve had lots of women in my life. – Kirk Douglas

47002. When you become a star, you don’t change – everyone else does. – Kirk Douglas

47003. We shouldn’t any of us be afraid of teaching protective measures to save lives. – Kyan Douglas

47004. It’s not being marketed as a gay show by a gay person. It’s just Ellen DeGeneres. – Kyan Douglas

47005. Call me old-fashioned, but I like my conditioners to be conditioners and my shampoos to be shampoos. – Kyan Douglas

47006. Drugs and alcohol can be so destructive. – Kyan Douglas

47007. Everyone’s hip to the fact that we all do things to accentuate our looks – and it’s much more accepted. – Kyan Douglas

47008. For myself, Queer Eye feeds more to my heart and my soul than as a platform for a career. – Kyan Douglas

47009. For the first time in my life, I want the right to get married. I’ve met somebody who meets the criteria of what I’ve always imagined in and wanted from a partner – someone to marry and to bring children into the world with. – Kyan Douglas

47010. I enjoy my relationship with straight men. It’s very nurturing. It’s very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted. So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger by straight persons in high school. – Kyan Douglas

47011. I just don’t know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides. – Kyan Douglas

47012. I like a woman with priorities. – Kyan Douglas

47013. I’m no interior decorator, but just I have a feeling that plastic plants in the bathroom… probably not a good idea. – Kyan Douglas

47014. You know what I like about disposable razors? They’re disposable. – Kyan Douglas

47015. No nose hair. Ever. You’d be surprised at all the little twigs sticking out. I just can’t get it. How can you see that and not just want to hack it off? – Kyan Douglas

47016. Our Quakers love us. we’re big with the Quakers. It’s all about cleanliness. – Kyan Douglas

47017. Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side, so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment, the less need there is for chemical enhancement. – Kyan Douglas

47018. Queer Eye is a makeover show, meant to help our straight brethren. – Kyan Douglas

47019. That said, we don’t approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals. – Kyan Douglas

47020. The externals are important but I’m not interested in superficiality. – Kyan Douglas

47021. There really is something raw about sexuality that’s real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But – we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex. – Kyan Douglas

47022. I’m all for guys being butch and guys being men. I identify with that and appreciate that. But if I’m going to stab my gay brother in the back who isn’t butch and who maybe acts a little bit more effeminate, what good is that? – Kyan Douglas

47023. If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost. – Lloyd C. Douglas

47024. I am the Love that dare not speak its name. – Lord Alfred Douglas

47025. Wilde is the greatest force for evil that has appeared in Europe during the last 350 years. – Lord Alfred Douglas

47026. When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding. – Mack R. Douglas

47027. The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated. – Mack R. Douglas

47028. The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it. – Mack R. Douglas

47029. Courage follows action. – Mack R. Douglas

47030. I’ll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47031. Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47032. All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47033. Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47034. Conservation is now a dead word. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47035. I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47036. I take advantage of every thing I can – age, hair, disability – because my cause is just. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47037. I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47038. I’m just a tough old woman. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47039. No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47040. It’s a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47041. Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47042. You have to stand up for some things in this world. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47043. The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47044. The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47045. The wealth of south Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of south Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great tropic agricultural center of the world. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47046. There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47047. There is always the need to carry on. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47048. They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47049. To be a friend of the Everglades is not necessarily to spend time wandering around out there. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47050. Whoever wants me to talk, I’ll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47051. You can’t conserve what you haven’t got. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47052. No one is satisfied with their life’s work. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

47053. The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting. – Mary Douglas

47054. I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good. – Mary Douglas

47055. It’s unlikely that the organized religions will get more sectarian… or is it? I am not at all sure. – Mary Douglas

47056. It seems true that the growth of science and secularism made organized Christianity feel under threat. – Mary Douglas

47057. It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements. – Mary Douglas

47058. It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society. The community makes God into the image it wants, vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on. – Mary Douglas

47059. Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power. – Mary Douglas

47060. Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other. – Mary Douglas

47061. Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination. – Mary Douglas

47062. Mormons… are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command. – Mary Douglas

47063. If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny. – Mary Douglas

47064. Our technological infrastructure alienates us from each other. No need to form a workplace community, everybody there will be out in a year or two, and so will you, looking for a better place. – Mary Douglas

47065. I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay. – Mary Douglas

47066. I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too. – Mary Douglas

47067. Hierarchy works well in a stable environment. – Mary Douglas

47068. Hierarchy is is much reviled in the present day. – Mary Douglas

47069. Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications. – Mary Douglas

47070. Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off. – Mary Douglas

47071. Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn’t deliver. – Mary Douglas

47072. Any great organization can go through sectarian phases. – Mary Douglas

47073. If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. – Mary Douglas

47074. What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place is seen as just requital in the other. – Mary Douglas

47075. An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism. – Mary Douglas

47076. The theory of cultural bias… is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization. It can’t be transplanted except to another variant of that organization. – Mary Douglas

47077. Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say! – Mary Douglas

47078. Without that assured American largesse Israel would have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours. – Mary Douglas

47079. Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion. – Mary Douglas

47080. When we are reflecting on terrorism we can grieve for many things we do and have done. – Mary Douglas

47081. The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall. – Mary Douglas

47082. Some scholars have been arguing that a civilizational clash between organized religions is the next step in human history. – Mary Douglas

47083. Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker. – Mary Douglas

47084. Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside? – Mary Douglas

47085. Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other. – Mary Douglas

47086. Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive. – Mary Douglas

47087. Don’t make excuses and Don’t talk about it. Do it. – Melvyn Douglas

47088. Your word is your bond. – Melvyn Douglas

47089. It’s difficult for me to meet women because my crowd is much older. I know that for some of the young women I do meet, a relationship with me can be envisioned as a benefit to their career. – Michael Douglas

47090. There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life. – Michael Douglas

47091. I don’t know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last? – Michael Douglas

47092. When you’re making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move. – Michael Douglas

47093. I’ve always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different. – Michael Douglas

47094. The one thing that men and women have in common – they both like the company of men. – Michael Douglas

47095. For an actor, it’s great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them. – Michael Douglas

47096. I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work. – Michael Douglas

47097. A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies. – Michael Douglas

47098. Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it. – Michael Douglas

47099. Everything’s so repressive now – it’s the No generation. You can’t do anything, you can’t eat anything, you have to abstain. – Michael Douglas

47100. Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. – Norman Douglas

47101. You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising. – Norman Douglas

47102. You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do. – Norman Douglas

47103. What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? – Norman Douglas

47104. To find a friend one must close one eye – to keep him, two. – Norman Douglas

47105. They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves. – Norman Douglas

47106. There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide. – Norman Douglas

47107. The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying. – Norman Douglas

47108. A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. – Norman Douglas

47109. The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day. – Norman Douglas

47110. Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it. – Norman Douglas

47111. Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends. – Norman Douglas

47112. It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest. – Norman Douglas

47113. Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. – Norman Douglas

47114. Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty. – Norman Douglas

47115. The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. – Norman Douglas

47116. Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro? – Stephen Douglas

47117. There are only two sides to this question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors. – Stephen Douglas

47118. Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes. – Tommy Douglas

47119. Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. – Tommy Douglas

47120. I don’t mind being a symbol but I don’t want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I’ve seen what the pigeons do to them. – Tommy Douglas

47121. Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world. – Tommy Douglas

47122. Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back. – William O. Douglas

47123. We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. – William O. Douglas

47124. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet. – William O. Douglas

47125. The right to revolt has sources deep in our history. – William O. Douglas

47126. The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. – William O. Douglas

47127. The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected. – William O. Douglas

47128. The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government. – William O. Douglas

47129. The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. – William O. Douglas

47130. The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized. – William O. Douglas

47131. Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? – William O. Douglas

47132. One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That’s the new gloss on the 1st Amendment. – William O. Douglas

47133. No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment. – William O. Douglas

47134. Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. – William O. Douglas

47135. Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. – William O. Douglas

47136. It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court when people were trying to get me off. – William O. Douglas

47137. Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance. – William O. Douglas

47138. Common sense often makes good law. – William O. Douglas

47139. At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections. – William O. Douglas

47140. We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. – William O. Douglas

47141. The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions. – William O. Douglas

47142. There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible. – Alec Douglas-Home

47143. It is absolutely essential that one should be neutral and not fall in love with the hypothesis. – David Douglass

47144. If the facts are contrary to any predictions, then the hypothesis is wrong no matter how appealing. – David Douglass

47145. However, the models also predict unambiguously that the atmosphere is warming faster than the surface of the earth; but all the available observational data unambiguously shows the opposite! – David Douglass

47146. Indeed, scientific truth by consensus has had a uniformly bad history. – David Douglass

47147. As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists who signed the Statement works in this field; nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject. – David Douglass

47148. It is disappointing and embarrassing to the science profession that some Nobel Laureates would deliberately use their well deserved scientific reputations and hold themselves out as experts in other fields. – David Douglass

47149. One finds the truth by making a hypothesis and comparing observations with the hypothesis. – David Douglass

47150. Truth in science is always determined from observational facts. – David Douglass

47151. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. – Frederick Douglass

47152. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. – Frederick Douglass

47153. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. – Frederick Douglass

47154. A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him. – Frederick Douglass

47155. A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. – Frederick Douglass

47156. A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. – Frederick Douglass

47157. A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. – Frederick Douglass

47158. The soul that is within me no man can degrade. – Frederick Douglass

47159. The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion. – Frederick Douglass

47160. The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. – Frederick Douglass

47161. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. – Frederick Douglass

47162. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. – Frederick Douglass

47163. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. – Frederick Douglass

47164. When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind. – Frederick Douglass

47165. What to the Slave is the 4th of July. – Frederick Douglass

47166. Without a struggle, there can be no progress. – Frederick Douglass

47167. I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted. – Frederick Douglass

47168. We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future. – Frederick Douglass

47169. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

47170. I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. – Frederick Douglass

47171. Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out. – Frederick Douglass

47172. I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. – Frederick Douglass

47173. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. – Frederick Douglass

47174. I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man’s political hopes and the ark of his safety. – Frederick Douglass

47175. The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. – Frederick Douglass

47176. Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. – Frederick Douglass

47177. I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave. – Frederick Douglass

47178. It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. – Frederick Douglass

47179. Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. – Frederick Douglass

47180. No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. – Frederick Douglass

47181. One and God make a majority. – Frederick Douglass

47182. People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. – Frederick Douglass

47183. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. – Frederick Douglass

47184. Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work. – Frederick Douglass

47185. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

47186. The one effective method of defending one’s own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy’s air power with the greatest possible speed. – Giulio Douhet

47187. To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose. – Giulio Douhet

47188. If it wasn’t for the devil, we wouldn’t be here, would we? – Brad Dourif

47189. If it’s stage, the two most important artists are the actor and the playwright. If it’s film, THE most important person is the director. The director says where the camera goes. – Brad Dourif

47190. The universe is dynamic. When we are creative, we are the most alive and in touch with it. – Brad Dourif

47191. I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences. – Brad Dourif

47192. We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath. – Brad Dourif

47193. I’m a whore. If they have a check and camera and a script and stuff for me to say, I am mostly there, unless I just can’t take it. – Brad Dourif

47194. I prefer film to the stage. I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing. – Brad Dourif

47195. To write for PC reasons, because you think you ought to be dealing with this subject, is never going to yield anything that is really going to matter to anyone else. It has to matter to you. – Rita Dove

47196. You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible. – Rita Dove

47197. Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine. – Rita Dove

47198. When we are touched by something it’s as if we’re being brushed by an angel’s wings. – Rita Dove

47199. What writing does is to reveal. – Rita Dove

47200. Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. – Rita Dove

47201. There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints. – Rita Dove

47202. For years, I had heard about the lack of interest in literature in the U.S. and I had complained about it. I failed to understand how people could fail to be moved by art. – Rita Dove

47203. For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard. – Rita Dove

47204. Being true to yourself really means being true to all the complexities of the human spirit. – Rita Dove

47205. Being Poet Laureate made me realize I was capable of a larger voice. There is a more public utterance I can make as a poet. – Rita Dove

47206. All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself. – Rita Dove

47207. What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg’s importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world! – Rita Dove

47208. One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who’ve gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits. – Rita Dove

47209. If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level. – Rita Dove

47210. In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don’t enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things. – Rita Dove

47211. Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early. – Rita Dove

47212. It really wasn’t until I was in college when I began to write more and more, and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing. – Rita Dove

47213. It’s the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate. – Rita Dove

47214. It’s unfortunate that sometimes in schools, there’s this need to have things quantified and graded. – Rita Dove

47215. Libraries are where it all begins. – Rita Dove

47216. My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter. I have more favorite poems than favorite poets. – Rita Dove

47217. If they don’t read, if they don’t love reading; if they don’t find themselves compulsively reading, I don’t think they’re really a writer. – Rita Dove

47218. People write me from all over the country, asking me, and sometimes even telling me, what they think a poet laureate should do. I found that immensely valuable. – Rita Dove

47219. Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. – Rita Dove

47220. Rap is only one end of a whole spectrum of verbal play and virtuosity. Rap is geared for aural pleasure. – Rita Dove

47221. The American Dream is a phrase we’ll have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to different people. I think we’re redefining it now. – Rita Dove

47222. The joy of working at something to find out what it means to me is what I grew up with. – Rita Dove

47223. The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I’ve seen ecstasy or something. – Rita Dove

47224. My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends. – Rita Dove

47225. I loved to write when I was a child. I wrote, but I always thought it was something that you did as a child, then you put away childish things. – Rita Dove

47226. There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry. – Rita Dove

47227. Going to the library was the one place we got to go without asking for permission. And they let us choose what we wanted to read. It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely. – Rita Dove

47228. The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it’s cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings. – Rita Dove

47229. I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn’t mean they’re going to make it. – Rita Dove

47230. I carry a notebook with me everywhere. But that’s only the first step. – Rita Dove

47231. I didn’t know writers could be real live people, because I never knew any writers. – Rita Dove

47232. I have a high guilt quotient. A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts. It can take from a day to two years-or longer. – Rita Dove

47233. Have you ever heard a good joke? If you’ve ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you’re already on the way to poetry. It’s about using words in very precise ways and using gesture. – Rita Dove

47234. I loved to read, but I always thought that the dream was too far away. The person who had written the book was a god, it wasn’t a person. – Rita Dove

47235. I write short stories, and I wrote a play. – Rita Dove

47236. I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on. – Rita Dove

47237. I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding. – Rita Dove

47238. I think children have talent and insight, but it gets beaten out of them. – Rita Dove

47239. I think reading Shakespeare’s plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive. – Rita Dove

47240. I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing. – Rita Dove

47241. I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry. – Rita Dove

47242. I was appointed Poet Laureate. It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates had been considerably older than I. It was not something that I even had begun to dream about! – Rita Dove

47243. I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age. – Rita Dove

47244. I keep the drafts of each poem in color-coded folders. I pick up the folders according to how I feel about that color that day. – Rita Dove

47245. Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. – Maureen Dowd

47246. One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. – Maureen Dowd

47247. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. – Maureen Dowd

47248. Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last. – Maureen Dowd

47249. Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success. – Edward Dowden

47250. For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment; in regarding one’s own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss. – Edward Dowden

47251. Browning’s tragedies are tragedies without villains. – Edward Dowden

47252. The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua. – Bernard Dowiyogo

47253. That Days of Our Lives thing for a week nearly killed me. – Lesley-Anne Down

47254. When I get to my deathbed, I don’t want to take my last breath and say, Well, how glorious. I’ve left the world my acting credits. I won’t even think that. – Lesley-Anne Down

47255. The curtains would open and it would be just her standing in some ludicrous pose, like Aphrodite. – Lesley-Anne Down

47256. It wasn’t sexual in its element. I wasn’t being exploited. I was doing what happened. It was very challenging because I played Phyllis from 15 years old to 53 when she died of breast cancer. – Lesley-Anne Down

47257. I personally don’t have a problem with naked bodies on television. – Lesley-Anne Down

47258. We’ve all listened to Dr. Laura Schlessinger, haven’t we? We all know how not to play a psychiatrist. – Lesley-Anne Down

47259. Well, I’m not going to go into what the letter says, because the police are looking at that. But as you say it’s in Bahasa. But of course that’s not to suggest that the letter came from outside of Australia. It came from in Australia. It came from Victoria. – Alexander Downer

47260. So this is all part of a free society. People are entitled to hold whatever view they want, and the media can report things how they wish. – Alexander Downer

47261. Well, it’s a – I don’t want to disappoint you, but it’s a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters. – Alexander Downer

47262. Sheik Hilaly is making a good contribution. He is making a good contribution. – Alexander Downer

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47263. Ironically I think this is what sparked my interest in and passion for the NOAH, which is capable of creating all these old weird and wonderful sounds. – Geoff Downes

47264. Still, we view that old material very much like we view the new material so if this gives us a chance to go out and promote it then, yes we will go out and do that. – Geoff Downes

47265. We have always tried to treat every album differently and even from day one I think that each Asia album has been approached with care and thought and hopefully that shines through twenty years later. – Geoff Downes

47266. With NOAH, you can create some stunning, yet original soundscapes. Therefore, as a performance tool, it really comes into its own because you can make one single performance which has a lot of detail. – Geoff Downes

47267. Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first four albums were all with Universal so they have the rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period. – Geoff Downes

47268. The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea, which we never actually took on the road. – Geoff Downes

47269. Just the actual physics of putting it all together, you know, the latter period is actually quite fragmented in terms of the licenses and all those things so it makes a compilation of the full twenty years really a technical minefield. – Geoff Downes

47270. A smile costs about $240. – Roma Downey

47271. Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I’ve been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children. – Roma Downey

47272. I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that. – Roma Downey

47273. I have a home in Salt Lake, and I have a home in Malibu, at the beach. – Roma Downey

47274. I lost my mother when I was very young, and my father when I was in college. – Roma Downey

47275. I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend – leading roles for women were few and far between. – Roma Downey

47276. This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It’s an upper. We have enough downers in the world. – Roma Downey

47277. I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I’m the only Irish person who can’t carry a tune. – Roma Downey

47278. I’d love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing. But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing the demands of being a single mother, it’s a wonder you can squeeze in anything. – Roma Downey

47279. I’m the youngest of six children; both of my sisters are housewives and they each have four kids. – Roma Downey

47280. If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness. – Roma Downey

47281. It is tradition in Ireland that you’re given money for your first communion. – Roma Downey

47282. Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation. – Roma Downey

47283. People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that’s been very moving. We’re enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They’ve been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile. – Roma Downey

47284. There’s an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they’re not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child’s family and often the village. – Roma Downey

47285. We were the laughingstock of that first season… It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television. – Roma Downey

47286. We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It’s an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people’s lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that. – Roma Downey

47287. We’re nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we’ve had religious wars for years. I didn’t want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show. – Roma Downey

47288. What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. – Roma Downey

47289. I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam. – Roma Downey

47290. Season number seven! It’s been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could… and we did! We’re terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think. – Roma Downey

47291. It’s a very smart and heartfelt movie and that’s why, I think, we’re all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47292. I think I’ve been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47293. Acting is always a challenge. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47294. But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can’t forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn’t work. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47295. But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren’t getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean? – Robert Downey, Jr.

47296. I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47297. Nothing’s a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47298. I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It’s a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47299. With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it’s going to translate easily. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47300. I think life changes every year. This is just a little more comfortable. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47301. I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47302. I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47303. I’ve always just shown up and tried to figure out what’s for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47304. When you have a good script you’re almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47305. I loved it, it’s such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47306. I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It’s just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47307. Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47308. If you’re doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can’t forget that it’s primarily a very serious film that has some light relief. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47309. The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47310. I’ve always been a fella who put most of my eggs in one basket and then take a dump in the basket but I really don’t know. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47311. I’m not 40 yet. I wouldn’t even bother comparing myself to Chaplin. – Robert Downey, Jr.

47312. We go by the lighthouse; paddle out. After we got out, we paddled way down to get the biggest peak. – George Downing

47313. We’ve got to be responsible, somebody’s got to be responsible for it. – George Downing

47314. I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don’t knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don’t miss anything about it. – Hugh Downs

47315. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs

47316. I’ve always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself. – Hugh Downs

47317. And I was desolate and sick of an old passion. – Ernest Dowson

47318. I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder. – Ernest Dowson

47319. They are not long, the days of wine and roses. – Ernest Dowson

47320. There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47321. The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47322. The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47323. The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47324. Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47325. Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47326. There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47327. Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47328. To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47329. Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47330. We can’t command our love, but we can our actions. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47331. When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47332. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47333. Where there is no imagination there is no horror. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47334. You will, I am sure, agree with me that… if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47335. Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47336. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47337. Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47338. A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47339. As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47340. As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47341. Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47342. A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47343. From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47344. A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47345. Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47346. Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau’s example. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47347. For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47348. His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47349. How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? – Arthur Conan Doyle

47350. It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47351. I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47352. I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47353. Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47354. I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47355. My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47356. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47357. London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47358. It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47359. I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47360. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. – Arthur Conan Doyle

47361. I believe in financial retirement. I don’t necessarily believe in physical retirement. – Jerry Doyle

47362. Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options, and I say there’s only one thing that money can’t buy – poverty. – Jerry Doyle

47363. If you’re not having fun – I don’t care what you’re doing – don’t do it. Move on. Find something else, life’s too short. – Jerry Doyle

47364. I’m not sure what I want to do when I grow up, or if I’m sure I ever want to grow up. I’m sure there are people that wish I would, but you know, my mom will get over it. – Jerry Doyle

47365. I call it like I see it. I don’t hold back when it comes to being candid on the hot issues. – Jerry Doyle

47366. When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target. – Jerry Doyle

47367. We have common enemies today. It’s called childhood poverty. It’s called cancer. It’s called AIDS. It’s called Parkinson’s. It’s called Muscular Dystrophy. – Jerry Doyle

47368. Wisconsin’s kids shouldn’t be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them. – Jim Doyle

47369. With new jobs, new ideas, and growing confidence that our brightest days lie ahead, Wisconsin is on the move. – Jim Doyle

47370. I don’t think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats. – Jim Doyle

47371. In Wisconsin, We’re at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential. – Jim Doyle

47372. I’ve made more cuts than any governor has ever made. – Jim Doyle

47373. As I’ve often said, Wisconsin’s greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values. – Jim Doyle

47374. The single most important thing we can do today to ensure a strong, successful future for Wisconsin is invest in our kids early – because what we do now will determine what kind of state Wisconsin will be 10, 20, even 50 years from now. – Jim Doyle

47375. From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars, We’re making state government smaller, smarter, more efficient, and more accountable. – Jim Doyle

47376. Every day President Bush and Congress refuse to fulfill their obligation to special ed is another day Wisconsin property taxpayers are stuck with the bill. It’s unfair, irresponsible and must stop. – Jim Doyle

47377. I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure. – Jim Doyle

47378. I am not about to let the people who so mismanaged the state budget now try to manage local government. – Jim Doyle

47379. I see people in terms of dialogue and I believe that people are their talk. – Roddy Doyle

47380. It’s a big con job. We have sold the myth of Dublin as a sexy place incredibly well; because it is a dreary little dump most of the time. – Roddy Doyle

47381. Ulysses could have done with a good editor. You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top 10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those people were really moved by it. – Roddy Doyle

47382. Young writers should definitely research the current sounds and styles. – Lamont Dozier

47383. We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions. – Lamont Dozier

47384. Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place. – Margaret Drabble

47385. The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it. – Margaret Drabble

47386. When nothing is sure, everything is possible. – Margaret Drabble

47387. Nothing fails like failure. – Margaret Drabble

47388. And there isn’t any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn’t seem to be any moral place for flesh. – Margaret Drabble

47389. The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom. – Margaret Drabble

47390. Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure. – Margaret Drabble

47391. There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory. – Francis Drake

47392. There is only one option in Iraq: that we win. – Thelma Drake

47393. We are going to have to be there until we defeat this enemy. – Thelma Drake

47394. We don’t mind that we still have troops in Germany, or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea. But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq. – Thelma Drake

47395. What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should. – Thelma Drake

47396. A man who is not with a woman is a dead man. – William A. Drake

47397. Believe me, if a man doesn’t know death, he doesn’t know life. – William A. Drake

47398. My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe, has finally gone off the deep end… The global warming ‘time bomb,’ ‘disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity’s control.’ These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet, not a rational scientist. – Nicholas Drapela

47399. Time is nothing absolute; its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling. – John Draper

47400. I remember watching Gilda Radner when I was a kid and everyone thought she was so funny and no one ever said that she was a funny woman, she was just funny. – Rachel Dratch

47401. The Yale group was doing the Harold. So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold. Again, we had no idea what we were doing. We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental; he would kind of push us to do weird things. It was really fun, a great experience. – Rachel Dratch

47402. If you have an impulse, not if you’re going to ruin someone elses’ scene, if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or taking something in a weird direction, try it. – Rachel Dratch

47403. I’m definitely not up-to-date on the high-tech videogame world. – Rachel Dratch

47404. I started doing improv my sophomore year. – Rachel Dratch

47405. I did some acting in high school, I knew I really liked it. – Rachel Dratch

47406. Everybody always asks about Jimmy Fallon. I’m sorry to say that he’s very nice and there’s not much bad to say about him. I don’t know if he sucks at videogames or not. I don’t think he plays them, but he could have this whole secret life I don’t know about. – Rachel Dratch

47407. But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology. – Rachel Dratch

47408. All I remember is the last time I played a videogame, it was Space Invaders. – Rachel Dratch

47409. Actually, I didn’t like Dartmouth very much, but the whole theater scene I really liked. – Rachel Dratch

47410. When I was little, we used to have Atari. – Rachel Dratch

47411. I had always wanted to be on SNL, it’s not always great, but it’s this leftover childhood dream. – Rachel Dratch

47412. In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention. – Jay Dratler

47413. I don’t use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom. – Jay Dratler

47414. Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part. – Michael Drayton

47415. I’m gonna try and change the course of hip hop again. – Dr. Dre

47416. Mission accomplished, we didn’t have any problems as far as violence goes. – Dr. Dre

47417. You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally. – Dr. Dre

47418. I’d rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He’s trying to kill everybody in jail. – Dr. Dre

47419. Nothing is proved, all is permitted. – Theodore Dreiser

47420. Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. – Theodore Dreiser

47421. Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason. – Theodore Dreiser

47422. Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely. – Theodore Dreiser

47423. In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance. – Theodore Dreiser

47424. I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence. – Theodore Dreiser

47425. Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. – Theodore Dreiser

47426. Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives’ tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave. – Theodore Dreiser

47427. And remember, it’s also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy. – Fran Drescher

47428. Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that’s really about it. – Fran Drescher

47429. Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour. – Fran Drescher

47430. I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover. – Fran Drescher

47431. I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely. I’ll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore. – Fran Drescher

47432. Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep. – Fran Drescher

47433. I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money. – Fran Drescher

47434. You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out. – Fran Drescher

47435. Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow. – Fran Drescher

47436. Well, every time I get ready to do a job I want to lose weight. – Fran Drescher

47437. Well I could have been just a writer. I had been a hair dresser. I could have stuck with that. – Fran Drescher

47438. Though I’m not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover. – Fran Drescher

47439. People lived in the same apartments for years. You’d meet a group of kids in kindergarten, and you’d still be with them in high school. No one ever left the neighborhood. – Fran Drescher

47440. My clothes are predominately black and my home is predominantly white. – Fran Drescher

47441. Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger. – Fran Drescher

47442. It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens. – Fran Drescher

47443. If we don’t empower ourselves with knowledge, then we’re gonna be led down a garden path. – Fran Drescher

47444. I don’t go to places where I’m going to get mobbed. – Fran Drescher

47445. I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate. – Fran Drescher

47446. Since my illness, I’ve felt the presence of my angels. – Fran Drescher

47447. If I go to a concert or sporting event I usually go in a VIP entrance. And leave the same way. – Fran Drescher

47448. I like to cook, walk on the beach, go to concerts and look at fine art. – Fran Drescher

47449. I like writing better. Because I don’t have to wear makeup, I don’t have to be thin, and I don’t have to remember lines. – Fran Drescher

47450. I started as a teenager going up on commercials. – Fran Drescher

47451. I have very eclectic taste in music, but when it comes to going to concerts, I like going to rock concerts. – Fran Drescher

47452. I was popular. I wasn’t the most popular. But I definitely held my own. – Fran Drescher

47453. I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did. – Fran Drescher

47454. I’m very involved in the writing on every level. – Fran Drescher

47455. I’ve gone very far, far away, but my character keeps me close to home. – Fran Drescher

47456. I’ve lived three lifetimes in my short time. – Fran Drescher

47457. I’ve lived, laughed, lost, and loved again the whole Shakespearian thing. – Fran Drescher

47458. In order to represent life on the stage, we must rub elbows with life, live ourselves. – Marie Dressler

47459. Only a few things are really important. – Marie Dressler

47460. No vice is so bad as advice. – Marie Dressler

47461. To know that one has never really tried – that is the only death. – Marie Dressler

47462. If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics? – Marie Dressler

47463. I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful, no matter how scrambled her features, or how indifferent her features. – Marie Dressler

47464. Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments. – Marie Dressler

47465. By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves. – Marie Dressler

47466. Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight. – Daniel Drew

47467. He who sells what isn’t his’n, Must buy it back or go to prison. – Daniel Drew

47468. We want a marriage with our customers, not a relationship. – Daniel Drew

47469. Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation. – Elizabeth Drew

47470. Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. – Elizabeth Drew

47471. The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. – Elizabeth Drew

47472. Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship, rests on a shared understanding of limits. – Elizabeth Drew

47473. The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion. – Elizabeth Drew

47474. I always thought security was a joke at New York airports, and in U.S. airports to begin with. You can go through any European or Middle Eastern airport and things are a lot tougher. – Richard Drew

47475. The one image that’s been causing a lot of discussion is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building, before the buildings fell down. He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life, rather than being burned. – Richard Drew

47476. We’ve already seen how it’s going to come in, in a truck, like it did at Oklahoma City at the Federal building or it’s going to come in by plane, like it did at the World Trade Center. – Richard Drew

47477. I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things. – K. Eric Drexler

47478. The basic parts, the start-up molecules, can be supplied in abundance and don’t have to be made by some elaborate process. That immediately makes things simpler. – K. Eric Drexler

47479. On the molecular scale, you find it’s reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds. – K. Eric Drexler

47480. My work at MIT had focused on what we could build in space once we had inexpensive space transportation and industrial facilities in orbit. And this led to various sorts of work in space development. – K. Eric Drexler

47481. My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology without the appropriate public attention and international controls could lead to an unstable arms race. – K. Eric Drexler

47482. Likewise nanotechnology will, once it gets under way, depend on the tools we have then and our ability to use them, and not on the steps that got us there. – K. Eric Drexler

47483. It’s a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long-term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it’s much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits. – K. Eric Drexler

47484. In thinking about nanotechnology today, what’s most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough. – K. Eric Drexler

47485. I’ve encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else. – K. Eric Drexler

47486. The other advantage is that in conventional manufacturing processes, it takes a long time for a factory to produce an amount of product equal to its own weight. With molecular machines, the time required would be something more like a minute. – K. Eric Drexler

47487. But while doing that I’d been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth. – K. Eric Drexler

47488. But if we can manage it so people don’t have things forced on them that they don’t want, I think there’s every reason to believe things can settle out in a situation that is recognizably better than the one we’re stuck in today. – K. Eric Drexler

47489. And that because the moving parts are a million times smaller than the ones we’re familiar with, they move a million times faster, just as a smaller tuning fork produces a higher pitch than a large one. – K. Eric Drexler

47490. An international race in the relevant technologies is getting under way at this point, not necessarily with an understanding of where that race leads in the long run, but strongly motivated by the short-term payoffs. – K. Eric Drexler

47491. If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have. – K. Eric Drexler

47492. After realizing that we would eventually be able to build molecular machines that could arrange atoms to form virtually any pattern that we wanted, I saw that an awful lot of consequences followed from that. – K. Eric Drexler

47493. Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything. – K. Eric Drexler

47494. You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn’t a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we’re third. – K. Eric Drexler

47495. Any powerful technology can be abused. – K. Eric Drexler

47496. The really big difference is that what you make with a molecular machine can be completely precise, down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world. – K. Eric Drexler

47497. Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines – of molecular machines that are part of replicators – and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise. – K. Eric Drexler

47498. It’s much more acceptable for men to work and father kids. There’s an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all, and I don’t know how we can do this all. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47499. L.A. I could live without. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47500. Making a movie is a long, dull process. There’s a lot of waiting around. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47501. My goal is, of course, for this show to do well, and I would love it if people liked it. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47502. New York is nice, but I don’t like it as much as I used to. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47503. Doing a half-hour TV show is a dream. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47504. Some people can sometimes really invade your space and kind of never leave you alone. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47505. It is, I think, harder for women. I haven’t quite figured it out, and all of my women friends haven’t figured it out -how the hell do you do this? How do you work and have families? – Julia Louis Dreyfus

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47506. When I got pregnant my foot grew, but I was denying it. I’ve been denying it for three years. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47507. We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47508. There’s a pressure regardless of that to do a good show. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47509. The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47510. The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47511. The schedule of doing a live TV show every week is very difficult. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47512. The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47513. When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47514. Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I’m not that type of person. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47515. I guess if I wrote a book one day, it would be about hair. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47516. I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live, and I didn’t even consult my parents. They were very supportive because they had no choice. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47517. I always wanted to perform. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47518. As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the idea of playing those in-between moments, the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47519. Even my great grand-mother did impressions. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47520. If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47521. Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47522. I’m particularly fortunate to be in a position where I can bring my child to work and be able to get good child care. Not a lot of women have that. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47523. I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47524. I’ve actually considered going with my married name, Julia Hall, but all the paperwork. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47525. I really do like to work. I will work again. But on my terms. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47526. I think Elaine would go out with anyone if they showed interest in her. She’s nuts. The woman’s nuts. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47527. I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47528. I’m not the type to cut back on hot showers, but there’s no harm in hot water when it’s warmed by the sun. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47529. And Seinfeld is so quick: we crank out one show a week, and the hours are very reasonable. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47530. Everybody seems to know me. It’s very strange. – Julia Louis Dreyfus

47531. Kerry is an adult – he thinks things through. He learns from the present as well as the past. To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies. – Richard Dreyfuss

47532. It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance. – Richard Dreyfuss

47533. I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance. – Richard Dreyfuss

47534. I don’t know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn’t just art, its about being a person I’ve always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero. – Richard Dreyfuss

47535. Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn’t be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should. – Richard Dreyfuss

47536. I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can’t say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.’ – Richard Dreyfuss

47537. For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts. – John Drinkwater

47538. Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events. – John Drinkwater

47539. Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them. – John Drinkwater

47540. A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being. – John Drinkwater

47541. If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry. – John Drinkwater

47542. But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry. – John Drinkwater

47543. To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government – the realisation of the will of the people. – John Drinkwater

47544. It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature. – John Drinkwater

47545. It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse. – John Drinkwater

47546. Poe’s saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just. – John Drinkwater

47547. Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course. – John Drinkwater

47548. Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way. – John Drinkwater

47549. So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse. – John Drinkwater

47550. The musician – if he be a good one – finds his own perception prompted by the poet’s perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music. – John Drinkwater

47551. The poet’s perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely. – John Drinkwater

47552. The written word is everything. – John Drinkwater

47553. To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential. – John Drinkwater

47554. We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order – poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible. – John Drinkwater

47555. When the poet makes his perfect selection of a word, he is endowing the word with life. – John Drinkwater

47556. There can be no proof that Blake’s lyric is composed of the best words in the best order; only a conviction, accepted by our knowledge and judgment, that it is so. – John Drinkwater

47557. I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age. – Minnie Driver

47558. You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately. – Minnie Driver

47559. Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success, critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got. – Minnie Driver

47560. You do a James Bond film, you’re being part of an anachronism, a tradition. – Minnie Driver

47561. People go ‘You look a lot like Minnie Driver.’ Once I said, ‘Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.’ But, it blew up in my face. This person said, ‘Nah, didn’t like the last movie she did.’ – Minnie Driver

47562. In some movies you feel like you’re a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it’s a more concentrated and quiet experience. – Minnie Driver

47563. Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things – to write, to play music, to paint, to cook. – Minnie Driver

47564. I swear to God, I would marry the first person who asked me, just because it seems so completely impossible that anyone would ask. – Minnie Driver

47565. I really fancy Harrison Ford. I’ve got to say I think he’s really divine. He’s, like, an older man, I guess, although he’s not really that old, obviously. I don’t want to offend him. – Minnie Driver

47566. I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films – the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be. – Minnie Driver

47567. I can set up shop anywhere. I’ve got my oils, I’ve got my yoga mat and I’m good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet. – Minnie Driver

47568. Celebrity is a weird appendage, which is useless unless you do something with it. – Minnie Driver

47569. But I love filmmaking – I’m not ashamed of that. You’re sort of vilified if you say that in England. – Minnie Driver

47570. Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting – a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That’s the exception to the rule. – Minnie Driver

47571. One of the fundamental questions of today’s world is undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation. – Janez Drnovsek

47572. Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of “others” and “our” problems are being increasingly erased. – Janez Drnovsek

47573. Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. – Peter Drucker

47574. The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. – Peter Drucker

47575. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

47576. The computer is a moron. – Peter Drucker

47577. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. – Peter Drucker

47578. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. – Peter Drucker

47579. The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. – Peter Drucker

47580. The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. – Peter Drucker

47581. The purpose of a business is to create a customer. – Peter Drucker

47582. Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the “naturals,” the ones who somehow know how to teach. – Peter Drucker

47583. Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. – Peter Drucker

47584. The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product. – Peter Drucker

47585. Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. – Peter Drucker

47586. Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans. – Peter Drucker

47587. We can say with certainty – or 90% probability – that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information. – Peter Drucker

47588. We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. – Peter Drucker

47589. When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. – Peter Drucker

47590. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker

47591. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. – Peter Drucker

47592. Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker

47593. Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs. – Peter Drucker

47594. The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications. – Peter Drucker

47595. Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker

47596. Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. – Peter Drucker

47597. Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. – Peter Drucker

47598. Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. – Peter Drucker

47599. Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t. – Peter Drucker

47600. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker

47601. Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. – Peter Drucker

47602. My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. – Peter Drucker

47603. Never mind your happiness; do your duty. – Peter Drucker

47604. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. – Peter Drucker

47605. No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings. – Peter Drucker

47606. People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. – Peter Drucker

47607. Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. – Peter Drucker

47608. Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. – Peter Drucker

47609. Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. – Peter Drucker

47610. Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations… They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’ – Peter Drucker

47611. Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got. – Peter Drucker

47612. Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money. – Peter Drucker

47613. Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer. – Peter Drucker

47614. Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. – Peter Drucker

47615. A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. – Peter Drucker

47616. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. – Peter Drucker

47617. There’s nothing more exciting than to watch a story break and grow, and to be the first one to present it to the world. – Matt Drudge

47618. Meet them once and you’re innocent; meet them twice and you’re not. So if you see me having drinks again with Harvey Weinstein then, okay, you’ve got me. – Matt Drudge

47619. Not everything I do is gossip or bedroom. To the contrary, I think that’s just an easy label to dismiss me and to dismiss the new medium. – Matt Drudge

47620. Some of the best news stories start in gossip. Monica Lewinsky certainly was gossip in the beginning. I had heard it months before I printed it. – Matt Drudge

47621. Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business. – Matt Drudge

47622. The first step in good reporting is good snooping. – Matt Drudge

47623. The Internet feeds off the main press, and the main press feeds off the Internet. They’re working in tandem. – Matt Drudge

47624. The media is comparable to government-probably passes government in raw power. – Matt Drudge

47625. There’s a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention. – Matt Drudge

47626. We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be. – Matt Drudge

47627. With a modem, anyone can follow the world and report on the world-no middle man, no big brother. I guess this changes everything. – Matt Drudge

47628. You would be amazed what the ordinary guy knows. – Matt Drudge

47629. I’m not mean. – Matt Drudge

47630. It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings. – Matt Drudge

47631. There won’t be editors in the future with the Internet world, with citizen reporting. That doesn’t scare me. – Matt Drudge

47632. I didn’t go to the right schools, didn’t come from a well-known family, nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty. – Matt Drudge

47633. A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them. – Matt Drudge

47634. All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I’m concerned. – Matt Drudge

47635. If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that? – Matt Drudge

47636. I cover media people the way they cover politicians. – Matt Drudge

47637. If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle? – Matt Drudge

47638. I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want. – Matt Drudge

47639. I don’t necessarily think anything on a Web site can have a result. – Matt Drudge

47640. I envision a future where there’ll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It’s freedom of participation absolutely realized. – Matt Drudge

47641. I follow my conscience – and this is upsetting to some people, but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only thing between us and communication in the future. – Matt Drudge

47642. I never think too far into the future. I’m too busy thinking about tomorrow’s news. – Matt Drudge

47643. I want one place I can go that is not going to be lewd, and I’m not sure there is anything left. – Matt Drudge

47644. I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn’t get into makeup fast enough. – Matt Drudge

47645. Because I have success, it doesn’t mean I’m part of the mainstream. I’m still an outsider. – Matt Drudge

47646. I’ve written thousands of stories, started hundreds of news cycles. – Matt Drudge

47647. I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men. – Albrecht Druer

47648. The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion. – Albrecht Druer

47649. There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. – Henry Drummond

47650. Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others. – Henry Drummond

47651. No man can become a saint in his sleep. – Henry Drummond

47652. On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love. – Henry Drummond

47653. The people who influence you are the people who believe in you. – Henry Drummond

47654. Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles. – Henry Drummond

47655. To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. – Henry Drummond

47656. To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. – Henry Drummond

47657. Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do. – Henry Drummond

47658. Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. – Henry Drummond

47659. You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. – Henry Drummond

47660. Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home. – Henry Drummond

47661. He lives who dies to win a lasting name. – Henry Drummond

47662. Property has its duties as well as its rights. – Thomas Drummond

47663. I study myself more than any other subject; it is my metaphysic, and my physic. – William Drummond

47664. He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave. – William Drummond

47665. There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do. – William Drummond

47666. He who dares not (reason), is a slave. – William Drummond

47667. He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave. – William Drummond

47668. As we had no part of our will on our entrance into this life, we should not presume to any on our leaving it, but soberly learn to will which He wills. – William Drummond

47669. Study what thou art Whereof thou art a part What thou knowest of this art This is really what thou art. All that is without thee also is within. – William Drummond

47670. Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace… on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. – William Drummond

47671. Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar. – William Drummond

47672. All of science to me, everything that we have learned, is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses. – Ann Druyan

47673. Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let’s remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War. – Ann Druyan

47674. Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science. – Ann Druyan

47675. For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature. – Ann Druyan

47676. I guess I so desperately want to see us put this planet right. It’s so horrifying to me that a fifth of us are starving every night, and that forty thousand children die every single day. – Ann Druyan

47677. I’ve been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I’ve been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science. – Ann Druyan

47678. In 1974, I first met Carl. I was 25 years old. I am 51 now. – Ann Druyan

47679. My knowledge of science came from being with Carl, not from formal academic training. Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math that lasted the 20 years we were together. – Ann Druyan

47680. People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say that’s completely opposite of the truth. – Ann Druyan

47681. This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can’t ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life. – Ann Druyan

47682. A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation. – Ann Druyan

47683. Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught. – John Dryden

47684. Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. – John Dryden

47685. Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne’er pardon who have done wrong. – John Dryden

47686. The first is the law, the last prerogative. – John Dryden

47687. There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know. – John Dryden

47688. Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres. – John Dryden

47689. Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before! – John Dryden

47690. Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail. – John Dryden

47691. Repentance is but want of power to sin. – John Dryden

47692. Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone. – John Dryden

47693. Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are. – John Dryden

47694. Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. – John Dryden

47695. Never was patriot yet, but was a fool. – John Dryden

47696. Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds. – John Dryden

47697. The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. – John Dryden

47698. Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

47699. They that possess the prince possess the laws. – John Dryden

47700. Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. – John Dryden

47701. Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. – John Dryden

47702. It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence. – John Dryden

47703. Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. – John Dryden

47704. If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed the deeper they burn. – John Dryden

47705. Honor is but an empty bubble. – John Dryden

47706. He who would search for pearls must dive below. – John Dryden

47707. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. – John Dryden

47708. Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. – John Dryden

47709. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide. – John Dryden

47710. God never made His work for man to mend. – John Dryden

47711. Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son. – John Dryden

47712. Genius must be born, and never can be taught. – John Dryden

47713. Love is not in our choice but in our fate. – John Dryden

47714. And plenty makes us poor. – John Dryden

47715. For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen. – John Dryden

47716. For they conquer who believe they can. – John Dryden

47717. Fool that I was, upon my eagle’s wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. – John Dryden

47718. Even victors are by victories undone. – John Dryden

47719. Either be wholly slaves or wholly free. – John Dryden

47720. Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where. – John Dryden

47721. Dancing is the poetry of the foot. – John Dryden

47722. By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man. – John Dryden

47723. But love’s a malady without a cure. – John Dryden

47724. But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. – John Dryden

47725. Boldness is a mask for fear, however great. – John Dryden

47726. Beware the fury of a patient man. – John Dryden

47727. The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. – John Dryden

47728. Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. – John Dryden

47729. Self-defence is Nature’s eldest law. – John Dryden

47730. And love’s the noblest frailty of the mind. – John Dryden

47731. All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. – John Dryden

47732. All objects lose by too familiar a view. – John Dryden

47733. All heiresses are beautiful. – John Dryden

47734. A knock-down argument; ’tis but a word and a blow. – John Dryden

47735. You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water. – John Dryden

47736. Words are but pictures of our thoughts. – John Dryden

47737. When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit. – John Dryden

47738. What passions cannot music raise or quell? – John Dryden

47739. We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. – John Dryden

47740. War is the trade of Kings. – John Dryden

47741. Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. – John Dryden

47742. To die is landing on some distant shore. – John Dryden

47743. Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun. – John Dryden

47744. Successful crimes alone are justified. – John Dryden

47745. I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types. – Spencer Dryden

47746. I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out. – Spencer Dryden

47747. A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it’s all over baby. – Don Drysdale

47748. I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it’s over. – Don Drysdale

47749. If they knocked two of your guys down, I’d get four. You have to protect your hitters. – Don Drysdale

47750. My own little rule was two for one. If one of my teammates got knocked down, then I knocked down two on the other team. – Don Drysdale

47751. Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don’t look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don’t back up their beards. – Don Drysdale

47752. The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he’s timid. – Don Drysdale

47753. When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit, I want to chew up my glove. – Don Drysdale

47754. When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes. – Don Drysdale

47755. America is simultaneously the most attractive and most repulsive place on the planet. It is most loved and most hated. – Dinesh D’Souza

47756. What teens will realize is always a mystery to me. I’m still realizing so many things myself, very belatedly, that it seems unwise to think I have any right to be showing people things in hopes that they’ll realize them. – Diane Duane

47757. What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years. – Diane Duane

47758. In my opinion the prevailing systems of education are all wrong, from the first stage to the last stage. – William Duane

47759. For us she is not the iron lady. She is the kind, dear Mrs. Thatcher. – Alexander Dubcek

47760. After Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor, the war tide slowly turned against the Axis. – Alexander Dubcek

47761. I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism. – Alexander Dubcek

47762. In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector. – Alexander Dubcek

47763. In the first day of the Soviet Army’s arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything… I can only conjecture what could have happened. – Alexander Dubcek

47764. In the first moments, the members of the Presidium who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces. – Alexander Dubcek

47765. Let whatever is going to happen to me happen. I’m expecting the worst for myself and I’m resigned to it. – Alexander Dubcek

47766. Many legitimate forms of ownership, mainly cooperative and communal, had not been used to any effective extent mainly because of the imposition of Stalinist restrictions. – Alexander Dubcek

47767. Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period of internal terror in Slovakia. It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak Jews to the extermination camps in Poland. – Alexander Dubcek

47768. We shall have to remove everything that strangles artistic and scientific creativeness. – Alexander Dubcek

47769. I responded that we needed a private sector to improve the market situation and make peoples lives easier. – Alexander Dubcek

47770. We’re in the money, the skies are sunny; old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong! – Al Dubin

47771. More can be learned from what works than from what fails. – Rene Dubos

47772. The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect. – Rene Dubos

47773. Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment. – Rene Dubos

47774. Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction. – Jean Dubuffet

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47775. For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. – Jean Dubuffet

47776. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. – Andre Dubus

47777. Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army? – Gilles Duceppe

47778. Why is this government so insensitive to the concerns of the middle-class people? – Gilles Duceppe

47779. Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another. – Marcel Duchamp

47780. I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. – Marcel Duchamp

47781. Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes. – Marcel Duchamp

47782. The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I’ve noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. – Marcel Duchamp

47783. I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists. – Marcel Duchamp

47784. I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products. – Marcel Duchamp

47785. I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. – Marcel Duchamp

47786. Fame does lead to money, which I don’t have a close relationship with. I’m the kind of guy who never sees the money – it all goes somewhere else. I don’t understand it, I don’t like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. – David Duchovny

47787. The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be – and when they’re not, we cry. – David Duchovny

47788. Sex is great until you die, but it’s never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery. – David Duchovny

47789. People think celebrities don’t have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It’s like you’ve traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw. – David Duchovny

47790. One of the scary things is that, when you’re a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you’re an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too. – David Duchovny

47791. One of the nice things about acting is that it allows you to open up to the other people within you. – David Duchovny

47792. On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We’d like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts. – David Duchovny

47793. My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus – there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball. – David Duchovny

47794. It’s not someone else’s responsibility to honor my marriage. It’s my responsibility. – David Duchovny

47795. Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up. – David Duchovny

47796. Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within. – David Duchovny

47797. You’re raising a kid and you give it food and shelter and, most importantly, you give it the feeling that it’s special. I think people react to celebrities like that – I mean, they treat celebrities like children. – David Duchovny

47798. For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids. – David Duchovny

47799. I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in. – David Duchovny

47800. I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don t know if they re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other. – David Duchovny

47801. I don’t think I’d ever be cruel to an animal. – David Duchovny

47802. I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it’s not natural to me. So I don’t take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted. – David Duchovny

47803. I lost my virginity when I was 14. And I haven’t been able to find it. – David Duchovny

47804. I love dogs. They live in the moment and don’t care about anything except affection and food. They’re loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated. – David Duchovny

47805. If you have Darwin, Christ and Nietzsche, they’re all going to talk at once. You need somebody who listens. – David Duchovny

47806. Willie Mays was the best ever. When I was in college I once made a catch like the one Mays made over his head. Sometimes when I’m lying in bed at night I think about it. It still makes me warm. – David Duchovny

47807. I spent a lot of time between bars like this. – Tammy Duckworth

47808. My arm bones looked like chicken bones. – Tammy Duckworth

47809. My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died. And I just had to do more with my life. – Tammy Duckworth

47810. My therapist would be so happy to know I’m doing all this walking. They’ve done a great job of putting me back together, haven’t they? – Tammy Duckworth

47811. Art is anything people do with distinction. – Louis Dudek

47812. The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class. – Louis Dudek

47813. There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second. – Louis Dudek

47814. What is forgiven is usually well remembered. – Louis Dudek

47815. I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD, not designed for performance. – Anne Dudley

47816. Composers are always going back to the past. – Anne Dudley

47817. Film scores are often based on short themes, and it helps if you’ve got some way of developing these themes and making them sometimes last 4 minutes and sometimes last 40 seconds. One ends up doing it subconsciously. – Anne Dudley

47818. I think that music has an endless life. – Anne Dudley

47819. It’s really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we’re interested in. – Anne Dudley

47820. Obviously in Art of Noise, I’m just part of the group, and when I do film scores, it’s always in collaboration with the director and other people involved. – Anne Dudley

47821. I always think it’s important to choose your initial theme very carefully because you’re going to be married to it for a long time. You might have to generate an hour’s worth of music from a very short, little piece of theme. – Anne Dudley

47822. Sometimes in films it’s nice to have violins on either side, rather than on one side, so you’ve got more of a stereo picture with the violins. Sometimes it’s good to have the basses in the middle. – Anne Dudley

47823. Usually one or two things happen: Either you have an idea straightaway – the sort of sound that you want or the instrumentation or one particular sound that you want to feature – or you don’t. – Anne Dudley

47824. We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now. – Anne Dudley

47825. You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the food in America. it’s all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches. – Anne Dudley

47826. My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do. – Anne Dudley

47827. The idea of a language more simple than ours. – John Dudley

47828. I will lay my bones by the Ganges that India might know there is one who cares. – Alexander Duff

47829. The church which ceases to be evangelistic will soon cease to be evangelical. – Alexander Duff

47830. Like going to my favorite restaurant, it can sometimes get hard. I just can’t go to the mall. – Hilary Duff

47831. No, I’m not! I’m not a tomboy! I love my makeup! That’s not true! I’m not a tomboy! – Hilary Duff

47832. People talk worse about people than they talk good about people, because a lot of people like drama. – Hilary Duff

47833. Sometimes I just wish I had a day off. I really need to clean my room. – Hilary Duff

47834. Weird, but sometimes I feel more like my cartoon character than I do Lizzie because she’s a little more edgy and snappy. – Hilary Duff

47835. When I’m on tour, I’m in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff. – Hilary Duff

47836. Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I’m 25 and singing still, I don’t want to be singing music like that. – Hilary Duff

47837. I know I can handle dramatic roles, but I don’t think I should have to play a young mother on crack to prove it. – Hilary Duff

47838. My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way. – Hilary Duff

47839. Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds. – Hilary Duff

47840. People are going to say what they want to say and think what they want to think, and I can’t change their minds. – Hilary Duff

47841. I’m drawing the gossip surrounding the celebrity, or the image the celebrity tries to push on us. – Hilary Duff

47842. I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that’s such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way. – Hilary Duff

47843. I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice. – Hilary Duff

47844. I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that. – Hilary Duff

47845. I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It’s really funny the way that some people don’t give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly. – Hilary Duff

47846. I love clothes. I can’t control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like to wear things over and over again. – Hilary Duff

47847. I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross! – Hilary Duff

47848. I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger. – Hilary Duff

47849. At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it’s just not worth my energy. – Hilary Duff

47850. I knew I wanted to act, and I was really driven, so I kept going for it. We moved to L.A. full-time when I was 8 or 9. – Hilary Duff

47851. I realized there was something I didn’t quite like in myself that I didn’t want to hear about. – James Duff

47852. Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely. – Carol Ann Duffy

47853. I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite. – Carol Ann Duffy

47854. Edinburgh is my favourite city. We’ll be doing a lot of children’s theatre and galleries. – Carol Ann Duffy

47855. Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have. – Carol Ann Duffy

47856. I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety. – Carol Ann Duffy

47857. I’ll be left writing picture books and fairy tales. – Carol Ann Duffy

47858. Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief. – Carol Ann Duffy

47859. I write in that space between Ella’s childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister. – Carol Ann Duffy

47860. It’s always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal. – Carol Ann Duffy

47861. Like the sand and the oyster, it’s a creative irritant. In each poem, I’m trying to reveal a truth, so it can’t have a fictional beginning. – Carol Ann Duffy

47862. My prose is turgid, it just hasn’t got any energy. – Carol Ann Duffy

47863. Poetry and prayer are very similar. – Carol Ann Duffy

47864. I still read Donne, particularly his love poems. – Carol Ann Duffy

47865. When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else’s. It’s like living in a house and suddenly finding a room you didn’t know was there, full of treasure and light. – Carol Ann Duffy

47866. Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings. – Carol Ann Duffy

47867. I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women’s health care and education, and I’d dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum. – Karen Duffy

47868. My friend had a funny remark; he told me everybody has something – some people have a big butt, some people are insecure and at least you know what it is, even if it’s a lump on your head. I know I have a lump on my head. – Karen Duffy

47869. My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They’ve been able to keep my sense of humor. – Karen Duffy

47870. In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life. – Karen Duffy

47871. In addition, I’ll be attending women’s health expos and medical conferences with the goal to promote dialogue between women and their health-care providers. – Karen Duffy

47872. In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities. – Karen Duffy

47873. I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I’m only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I’m just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital. – Karen Duffy

47874. The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area. – Karen Duffy

47875. I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor. I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago, and nothing will make me happier than to replicate the DNA of my amazing husband. I’m optimistic. – Karen Duffy

47876. I don’t have feeling in my feet to my fingertips; I also have active lesions in my bone marrow and in my eyes. – Karen Duffy

47877. I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live? – Karen Duffy

47878. I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you’ll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign. – Karen Duffy

47879. Everyone who has sarcoidosis is affected differently. – Karen Duffy

47880. Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water. – Karen Duffy

47881. A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis, but I didn’t mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis. – Karen Duffy

47882. I try to manage my time to conserve energy. – Karen Duffy

47883. When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart. – Raoul Dufy

47884. I don’t follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives. – Raoul Dufy

47885. My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly. – Raoul Dufy

47886. What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart. – Raoul Dufy

47887. Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows. – Georges Duhamel

47888. We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. – Georges Duhamel

47889. We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely. – Georges Duhamel

47890. The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it? – Georges Duhamel

47891. Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice. – Georges Duhamel

47892. It is always brave to say what everyone thinks. – Georges Duhamel

47893. In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate. – Georges Duhamel

47894. I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. – Georges Duhamel

47895. Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it. – Georges Duhamel

47896. There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted on the battle-field are not bleeding. – Georges Duhamel

47897. The whole experience of working on this movie was so fun, and I had more fun working on that than I’ve had on anything else. I had more fun working than on my days off. – Josh Duhamel

47898. The thing I can say about all this stuff that’s going on right now is that I appreciate it. – Josh Duhamel

47899. You know, it takes a while to get used to – it’s a whole group of people with all these ideas and after you sort of navigate your way through the first few episodes it becomes collaborative and creative. – Josh Duhamel

47900. Finally, you get the job, and you think you’ll be dancing on the ceiling, but I just wanted to go take a nap. It was just like a weight had been lifted off or something. – Josh Duhamel

47901. I really feel like a regular dude who happens to be incredibly lucky. – Josh Duhamel

47902. I don’t know, you know all through high school I just knew I wanted to do it. – Josh Duhamel

47903. I love football and beer and have a normal girlfriend. – Josh Duhamel

47904. There’s a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don’t stay there too long – I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that. – Josh Duhamel

47905. I went there and helped him shuffle pictures of people, and one of the agents asked me if I was interested in acting. Of course, I was a little bit interested in it; I’m sure that’s part of the reason I moved to L.A. even though I never admitted it to myself. – Josh Duhamel

47906. I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state. – Michael Dukakis

47907. Like a good general, I treated everyone who wasn’t with me as against me. – Michael Dukakis

47908. Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete, I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work. – Olympia Dukakis

47909. Winning is everything in Hollywood. – Olympia Dukakis

47910. When my children were born, I didn’t have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin – something the Church said children got from their mother – and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin. – Olympia Dukakis

47911. The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We’ve learned certain skills, we’ve learned to prevail somewhat, but we’ve not made it over the mountain. – Olympia Dukakis

47912. Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what’s going on – about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth. – Olympia Dukakis

47913. Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA. – Olympia Dukakis

47914. So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch, who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without the skills to transform their lives. But then, that’s really the fate of many women today. – Olympia Dukakis

47915. Most of us are not real eager to grow, myself included. We try to be happy by staying in the status quo. But if we’re not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel, we don’t evolve. – Olympia Dukakis

47916. I think we’re socialized out of being women, and then we have to find our way back to it. That’s hard to do. – Olympia Dukakis

47917. I think we have to be careful about what we label as a prerequisite for spirituality. I don’t think you have to know a lot to have a spiritual life, but knowing gives life richness. – Olympia Dukakis

47918. I think it’s because most of us talk one way and live another. There are a few people who truly, truly walk the talk. – Olympia Dukakis

47919. I talk to women’s groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her. – Olympia Dukakis

47920. I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me. – Olympia Dukakis

47921. I feel it most in my work, because there aren’t roles about women who are spiritually evolving. That anyone would even write something like that, something that’s worth doing, would be a miracle! – Olympia Dukakis

47922. God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence. – Olympia Dukakis

47923. When I was a kid, I’d kneel down at the side of my bed every night before I went to sleep, and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary. – Olympia Dukakis

47924. My husband is a fall-away Catholic, but with a vengeance. He’s actually more of a feminist than I am. – Olympia Dukakis

47925. You don’t stay married for thirty-nine years because of sex or even because of love, but because your partner is a real friend to you, because they respect and regard you. – Olympia Dukakis

47926. Russia’s biggest problem is organized crime and its leaders are influenced by the Russian mafia. But it’s not right to call it a Russian mafia, it’s a Jewish mafia. – David Duke

47927. The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures – as a survival mechanism – the only Nazi country in the world is Israel. – David Duke

47928. Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests. – David Duke

47929. Jewish people have put the interests of race over the interests of the American people… Jews are filled with more hatred and rage for our race, for our heritage, for our blood than perhaps you can imagine. – David Duke

47930. I don’t call myself a white supremacist. I’m a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights. – David Duke

47931. Absolutely committed to spending the rest of my life as a spokesman for the rights of European Americans. – David Duke

47932. The truth is there are two hundred white women raped in America by a black man for every one black woman raped by whites. – David Duke

47933. Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom. – George Duke

47934. I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I’ve found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what’s happening. – George Duke

47935. When I think about my new CD, the word “joy” comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album. – George Duke

47936. We’re performing several shows in the Canary Islands. – George Duke

47937. I’ve developed an audience over the years and I don’t want to loose them. – George Duke

47938. I’m really looking forward to playing in Copenhagen again. Last time I stayed as long as I could, took pictures, signed autographs, and hung out until they through me out of the place! – George Duke

47939. I’m planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD. – George Duke

47940. I’m also working on a track for Howard Hewett, and a theme for a new NPR show. – George Duke

47941. I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us. – George Duke

47942. I grew up with Al Jarreau. We had a band together and worked these places for three years when neither one of us knew we could make a living doing music. – George Duke

47943. I mean this record does not sound like somebody’s maiden voyage. – George Duke

47944. Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet, head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano. – George Duke

47945. At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart. – George Duke

47946. At the end of ’69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist. – George Duke

47947. Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone. – Patty Duke

47948. When I’m 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I’m going to feel old or forget my younger days. – Patty Duke

47949. You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity. – Patty Duke

47950. When I don’t know what the music is going to be for a scene, I imagine some sort of orchestration going on and damned if they don’t usually come up with a similar kind of thing. – Patty Duke

47951. We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn’t, we’d go crazy. – Patty Duke

47952. The panic attacks – I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death. – Patty Duke

47953. My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. – Patty Duke

47954. The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say. – Patty Duke

47955. The Eleanor Roosevelt Award that I received for women’s rights activities is one I treasure. – Patty Duke

47956. The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up. – Patty Duke

47957. No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing. – Patty Duke

47958. Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life. – Patty Duke

47959. I’ve come to believe that whoever I am didn’t start on December 14, 1946, and isn’t going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future. – Patty Duke

47960. If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient. – Patty Duke

47961. I’m not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up. – Patty Duke

47962. I’m living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks. – Patty Duke

47963. I’m going to be 58, and I’m a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill. – Patty Duke

47964. It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. – Patty Duke

47965. I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll. – Patty Duke

47966. I can’t even remember how many times I tried to kill myself. – Patty Duke

47967. I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker. – Patty Duke

47968. Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries. – Patty Duke

47969. I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination. – Patty Duke

47970. I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was? – Patty Duke

47971. I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness. – Patty Duke

47972. I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I’m stunned. – Patty Duke

47973. For the first time, I lived alone… in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless. – Patty Duke

47974. Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone’s words and breathe life into them. – Patty Duke

47975. I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive. – Patty Duke

47976. I still have highs and lows, just like any other person. What’s missing is the lack of control over the super highs, which became destructive, and the super lows, which are immediately destructive. – Patty Duke

47977. I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now. – Patty Duke

47978. I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me. – Patty Duke

47979. I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother. – Patty Duke

47980. I joke around a lot about the manic times because they’re funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature. – Patty Duke

47981. I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o’clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning. – Patty Duke

47982. Well we really meant you to visit Paris in May, but the rhythm required two syllables. – Vernon Duke

47983. Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting? – Vernon Duke

47984. It’s that event that’s the beginning of the avalanche of this play. The first loose rock. – David Dukes

47985. I play a recurring role for a character named Doctor Imo. I assist the villain and show up from time to time. – Keir Dullea

47986. I think the life we are living now is just a blink in the eye of eternity. – Keir Dullea

47987. Kubrick never explained the ending to us, or what his intentions were. He didn’t intend for it to be a predictable film. – Keir Dullea

47988. For me the most moving moment came when I first started working on 2001. I was already in awe of him, and he had very much already become Stanley Kubrick by the time the film started. – Keir Dullea

47989. At least we’re getting the kind of experience we need for the next war. – Allen Dulles

47990. A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail. – John Foster Dulles

47991. Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war. – John Foster Dulles

47992. Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression. – John Foster Dulles

47993. Once – many, many years ago – I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong. – John Foster Dulles

47994. Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence. – John Foster Dulles

47995. The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost. – John Foster Dulles

47996. The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year. – John Foster Dulles

47997. The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good. – John Foster Dulles

47998. The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. – John Foster Dulles

47999. There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction. – John Foster Dulles

48000. I wouldn’t attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally. – John Foster Dulles

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