180000 famous quotes part 52 – 51001 to 52000

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180000 famous quotes part 52 – 51001 to 52000

51001. Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. – T. S. Eliot

51002. A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance. – T. S. Eliot

51003. And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness. – T. S. Eliot

51004. Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot

51005. Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express. – T. S. Eliot

51006. Art never improves, but… the material of art is never quite the same. – T. S. Eliot

51007. Business today consists in persuading crowds. – T. S. Eliot

51008. Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself. – T. S. Eliot

51009. A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can’t be much good. – T. S. Eliot

51010. The conflict between the need to belong to a group and the need to be seen as unique and individual is the dominant struggle of adolescence. – Jeanne Elium

51011. I’ve always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young. – Kim Elizabeth

51012. When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I’m continually inspired and write reflexively. – Kim Elizabeth

51013. I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell. – Kim Elizabeth

51014. It is normal for me to wake and find myself writing in the dark… or to be out of my tomb, caught in an unearthly world, alive with the images that haunt me. – Kim Elizabeth

51015. We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth. – Kim Elizabeth

51016. Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness. – Kim Elizabeth

51017. My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true. – Kim Elizabeth

51018. My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I’ve always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood. – Kim Elizabeth

51019. I appreciate all of the attention I get in my career. I am a loner and live a rather secluded life so sometimes I do get overwhelmed, but I am always very appreciative of everything, and honored. – Kim Elizabeth

51020. Things change in different countries as people grow, and as generations change. – Shannon Elizabeth

51021. I wouldn’t call him a slave. I don’t whip him when he does something wrong. Just when he does something good. – Shannon Elizabeth

51022. I’m pretty instinctive. I’m a quick learner. – Shannon Elizabeth

51023. I wasn’t sure how my dad would react. There was an agent sitting behind them and he told me he was embarrassed to watch the scenes. My parents have always been very open. They trust my decisions. – Shannon Elizabeth

51024. I want to get away from the high school thing and do other types of roles. – Shannon Elizabeth

51025. I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character. – Shannon Elizabeth

51026. I got to meet Mark Hamill. He signed some Star Wars posters for us. I saw the fight scenes he had. He was really into making fun of himself and Star Wars. – Shannon Elizabeth

51027. I don’t know that I’ve ever been completely comfortable with anything. – Shannon Elizabeth

51028. Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow. – Shannon Elizabeth

51029. Animals mean everything to me. We have to be their voice and protectors. – Shannon Elizabeth

51030. I’m not doing any more nudity. – Shannon Elizabeth

51031. I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it’s acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all. – Shannon Elizabeth

51032. We don’t live in a world that’s black and white. – Shannon Elizabeth

51033. All my possessions for a moment of time. – Elizabeth I

51034. I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman. – Elizabeth I

51035. I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people. – Elizabeth I

51036. I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive. – Elizabeth I

51037. He who placed me in this seat will keep me here. – Elizabeth I

51038. God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them. – Elizabeth I

51039. God forgive you, but I never can. – Elizabeth I

51040. Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. – Elizabeth I

51041. Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. – Elizabeth I

51042. A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past. – Elizabeth I

51043. Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst. – Elizabeth I

51044. I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too. – Elizabeth I

51045. A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. – Elizabeth I

51046. Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested. – Elizabeth I

51047. One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without. – Elizabeth I

51048. Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor’s son to marry. – Elizabeth I

51049. Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind. – Elizabeth I

51050. To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it. – Elizabeth I

51051. Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government. – Elizabeth I

51052. Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. – Elizabeth I

51053. Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince. – Elizabeth I

51054. There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. – Elizabeth I

51055. There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible. – Elizabeth I

51056. The word must is not to be used to princes. – Elizabeth I

51057. The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower. – Elizabeth I

51058. I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over! – Elizabeth I

51059. The end crowneth the work. – Elizabeth I

51060. I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything. – Elizabeth I

51061. My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me. – Elizabeth I

51062. Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word. – Elizabeth I

51063. Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states. – Elizabeth I

51064. It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted. – Elizabeth I

51065. If we still advise we shall never do. – Elizabeth I

51066. If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all. – Elizabeth I

51067. I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown. – Elizabeth I

51068. I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married. – Elizabeth I

51069. I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children. – Elizabeth I

51070. I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. – Elizabeth I

51071. A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing. – Elizabeth I

51072. The past cannot be cured. – Elizabeth I

51073. It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained. – Elizabeth II

51074. These wretched babies don’t come until they are ready. – Elizabeth II

51075. I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. – Elizabeth II

51076. I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. – Elizabeth II

51077. I have to be seen to be believed. – Elizabeth II

51078. It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime. – Elizabeth II

51079. Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. – Elizabeth II

51080. The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. – Elizabeth II

51081. We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep. – Elizabeth II

51082. To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible? – Elizabeth II

51083. They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt. – Elizabeth II

51084. I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. – Elizabeth II

51085. Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II

51086. The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be. – Queen Elizabeth II

51087. In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945. – Queen Elizabeth II

51088. Pretty Woman was the easiest job I’ve ever done. I just wore the right toupee. – Hector Elizondo

51089. Sometimes I just walk through; I just show up, as in The Other Sister. – Hector Elizondo

51090. The fact that that’s the difference between Mexicans and Cubans is pronounced. It’s so immediately recognizable, the way a Cuban speaks, the way a Cuban moves the hands. – Hector Elizondo

51091. I work with Garry no matter what. What I wanted to keep going was the streak. – Hector Elizondo

51092. Definitely not a sitcom, that’s my first condition. No sitcoms. – Hector Elizondo

51093. Food is a passion. Food is love. – Hector Elizondo

51094. I guess I work well with others I handle younger actors well. – Hector Elizondo

51095. I love the fact that it starts from there, and you don’t know where it’s gonna go. Wait long enough – love will find you. Everything’s a surprise. When you think you’ve got it all figured out… as Emerson said, the dice of God are always loaded. – Hector Elizondo

51096. I never learned to cook; I was a little spoiled as far as that’s concerned. – Hector Elizondo

51097. I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it’s six degrees of separation. – Hector Elizondo

51098. I started in radio, again accidentally. I wasn’t looking for this kind of work at all. – Hector Elizondo

51099. I used to work, part time, in a deli, in those days when your parents made you work just so you should know what work was like. And you’d make 4, 5, 6, ten dollars. – Hector Elizondo

51100. I’m a parent, especially when you’ve had the intense parenting the way I had. It’s all in the bank. It’s all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That’s the stuff that makes your work rich, that’s what you dip into. – Hector Elizondo

51101. I’m attracted to pathos, because life is mostly pathos. I’ve had a lot of it in my life. – Hector Elizondo

51102. I’ve dodged bullets but there’s no scandal in my life. – Hector Elizondo

51103. On those, I’ve said it before, I work free. It’s the waiting they pay me for. – Hector Elizondo

51104. I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy. – Hector Elizondo

51105. Yes, and it’s my third movie with Richard. American Gigolo was my first. – Hector Elizondo

51106. You can trust a Neil Simon script. Every dot. Every dash; that pause means something. He takes all the jokes out, practically. – Hector Elizondo

51107. You know, a low budget, you have to work harder. You have to plan well; you don’t have much time to rehearse. – Hector Elizondo

51108. You’re at the top of your game if you do comedy. – Hector Elizondo

51109. Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it. – Hector Elizondo

51110. There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. – Black Elk

51111. I think I have told you, but if I have not, you must have understood, that a man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see. – Black Elk

51112. I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices. – Black Elk

51113. If you will read again what is written, you will see how it was. – Black Elk

51114. My friend, I am going to tell you the story of my life, as you wish; and if it were only the story of my life I think I would not tell it; for what is one man that he should make much of his winters, even when they bend him like a heavy snow? – Black Elk

51115. Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers. – Black Elk

51116. So I took the bright red stick and at the center of the nation’s hoop I thrust it in the earth. – Black Elk

51117. Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking. – Black Elk

51118. The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow. – Black Elk

51119. I had a vision with which I might have saved my people, but I had not the strength to do it. – Black Elk

51120. They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear’s uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. – Black Elk

51121. To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see. – Black Elk

51122. When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around. – Black Elk

51123. You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer. – Black Elk

51124. The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls. – Black Elk

51125. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. – Black Elk

51126. A good nation I will make live. – Black Elk

51127. After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked. – Black Elk

51128. Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me. – Black Elk

51129. And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me. – Black Elk

51130. And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. – Black Elk

51131. I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished. – Black Elk

51132. And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. – Black Elk

51133. I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead – and that one was myself. – Black Elk

51134. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all. – Black Elk

51135. Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. – Black Elk

51136. Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss. – Black Elk

51137. I cured with the power that came through me. – Black Elk

51138. You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. – Black Elk

51139. I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength. – Black Elk

51140. And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me. – Black Elk

51141. We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love, protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families. – David Elkind

51142. Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice. – David Elkind

51143. Time doesn’t go. Time stays. We go. – Linda Ellerbee

51144. When the anchorman is wearing a colonel’s uniform, it tells you something. – Linda Ellerbee

51145. The new national campfire – radio. – Linda Ellerbee

51146. Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t. – Linda Ellerbee

51147. People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. – Linda Ellerbee

51148. If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time. – Linda Ellerbee

51149. If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? – Linda Ellerbee

51150. I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that. – Linda Ellerbee

51151. I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. – Linda Ellerbee

51152. Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young. – Duke Ellington

51153. My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. – Duke Ellington

51154. There are two kinds of worries – those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter. – Duke Ellington

51155. The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. – Duke Ellington

51156. Playing “bop” is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. – Duke Ellington

51157. People do not retire. They are retired by others. – Duke Ellington

51158. On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine. – Duke Ellington

51159. Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees. – Duke Ellington

51160. You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it. – Duke Ellington

51161. There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. – Duke Ellington

51162. Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited. – Duke Ellington

51163. It’s like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. – Duke Ellington

51164. Gray skies are just clouds passing over. – Duke Ellington

51165. Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did. – Duke Ellington

51166. By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with. – Duke Ellington

51167. Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it. – Duke Ellington

51168. A problem is your chance to do your best. – Duke Ellington

51169. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

51170. A man is a god in ruins. – Duke Ellington

51171. I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. – Duke Ellington

51172. If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That’s what rock and roll is; it’s relentless. – Cass Elliot

51173. When you’re famous, you don’t get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don’t see the real people. – Cass Elliot

51174. They’re paying me an outrageous sum of money; $40,000 a week, which is totally silly. – Cass Elliot

51175. There’s so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs. That’s stupid. They aren’t songs about drugs; they’re about life. – Cass Elliot

51176. My role in the Mamas and Papas was basically just to sing. – Cass Elliot

51177. I’ve always been so apathetic. I figured, OK, maybe the world is going to fall down around me. Now I want to make a better world… that’s motherhood. – Cass Elliot

51178. I was just a bumpkin. Just a country bumpkin. I had just come to New York from Virginia. Or was it Baltimore? – Cass Elliot

51179. How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions. – Cass Elliot

51180. Honesty is all you need. – Cass Elliot

51181. If you really think you’re right, you should tell it. – Cass Elliot

51182. Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism. – Jane Elliot

51183. We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences. – Jane Elliot

51184. No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn’t have a prayer. – Jane Elliot

51185. I’m a practicing Christian – and I’m going to keep practicing till I get it right – but I don’t feel everyone has to practice the same religion that I do. You have a right to worship who you choose and how you choose to. – Jane Elliot

51186. Age is how we determine how valuable you are. – Jane Elliot

51187. About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength. – Jane Elliot

51188. I’ve got news for you: There are going to be people other than Christians in the hereafter. What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go? – Jane Elliot

51189. It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners. – Jim Elliot

51190. I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not. – Jim Elliot

51191. Wherever you are – be all there. – Jim Elliot

51192. The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God. – Jim Elliot

51193. Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China. – Jim Elliot

51194. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

51195. Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly. – Jim Elliot

51196. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. – Jim Elliot

51197. Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all. – Jim Elliot

51198. Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores – more than abundantly – what it takes away. – Jim Elliot

51199. What my home life is like now is great. – Missy Elliot

51200. You have to be ready to sing and perform at any time. – Missy Elliot

51201. I’ve always had a lot of creative impact on the music with Timbaland. – Missy Elliot

51202. It’s just that back then we didn’t know that was considered being a coproducer. I would sit on the side and say what I wanted musically, but at the time we thought if you aren’t the one playing it, you don’t get the credit. Now you’ll start seeing my name listed as producer. – Missy Elliot

51203. Music should be your escape. – Missy Elliot

51204. My Struggles is a record close to me. It’s about what I went through at home living with an abusive father. – Missy Elliot

51205. Now everybody’s sampling. – Missy Elliot

51206. I want to be cutting-edge. – Missy Elliot

51207. When it comes to size, most people don’t want to see themselves looking bigger than what they are. – Missy Elliot

51208. When you turn on your radio, you don’t always want to hear about someone shootin’ some person. Even if that’s the lifestyle they live, people don’t always want to hear it. – Missy Elliot

51209. I’m not tryin’ to come off as the best lyricist. – Missy Elliot

51210. No, because I don’t want to hear what’s hot and feel I have to copy it. I’ll just make up my own thing. – Missy Elliot

51211. Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be, which was creative, original music. – Missy Elliot

51212. I’m not a person that’s walkin’ down the street looking mean all day. – Missy Elliot

51213. I wasn’t born a superstar. – Missy Elliot

51214. Everybody is doing the same old thing. – Missy Elliot

51215. I got a mother who’s very strong after taking the whippings that she took from my father. – Missy Elliot

51216. I love my mother. She’s my first love. She has been through a lot and is a sole survivor. – Missy Elliot

51217. I mean, when it’s time to rhyme rhyme, I can get down for mine. – Missy Elliot

51218. I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there’s some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that’s really important to us, and music is all we’ve really got. – Missy Elliot

51219. I want people to feel the heat while they walk down the street and they’re just kickin’ it. – Missy Elliot

51220. I want to make something commercial that people can pick up on. – Missy Elliot

51221. And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore. And I’ve done that. So I feel happy about doing that. – Missy Elliot

51222. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot

51223. The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation. – Walter Elliot

51224. But I don’t think I was ever destined to be a big star. – Chris Elliott

51225. That’s what keeps me up at three in the morning: Who’s looking at reviews of Cabin Boy right now? – Chris Elliott

51226. Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more. – Chris Elliott

51227. I’m not a competitive person. – Chris Elliott

51228. I missed the boat when I was doing Late Night. – Chris Elliott

51229. I think the whole idea of me was that I wasn’t going to be but that I wanted to be, desperately. – Chris Elliott

51230. Once we start collecting, the more you have, the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from responding to the present and taking on new ideas what the artists are doing now. – David Elliott

51231. The educator and the public need to have an opportunity to discuss why certain art is important. – David Elliott

51232. Unless you are a born connoisseur of art, you will not be able to judge by yourself why certain art is superior to other art. – David Elliott

51233. We are concerned with the relationship between art and life. Contemporary art is only intelligible in terms of its relationship to our life. – David Elliott

51234. We may not like our times or many aspects of the time we live in but that is not the fault of art as such. – David Elliott

51235. We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture. – David Elliott

51236. I’m the star of the show. I should have a decent haircut. – David James Elliott

51237. You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school. – David James Elliott

51238. Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe – that all they’re interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they’re interested in learning something. – David James Elliott

51239. I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn’t develop any bad habits. – David James Elliott

51240. I grew up playing war. We threw dirt and rocks at each other. We’d lead attacks. We’d break up into squads. It became a neighborhood thing for a while, our neighborhood against the other neighborhood. There was always a war breaking out somewhere. – David James Elliott

51241. I once got a letter from a woman who told me she was 90. She said if she were 30 years younger, I would have had to watch out. I guess 60 seems really young when you’re 90. She said she would eat me with a spoon. – David James Elliott

51242. It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. – Herb Elliott

51243. The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear. – Herb Elliott

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51244. Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test. – Herb Elliott

51245. This country isn’t a melting pot. Think of this country as a stir fry. That’s what this country should be. A place where people are appreciated for who they are. – Jane Elliott

51246. We don’t know anything about racism. We’ve never experienced it. If words can make a difference in your life for seven minutes, how would it affect you if you heard this every day of your life? – Jane Elliott

51247. I am absolutely opposed to political correctness. You cannot confront hate speech until you’ve experienced it. You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one. – Jane Elliott

51248. It’s big production. It’s huge. It’s using studio technology to your benefit. You don’t go in and play live and then just take the tapes and get them mastered. You have to create. – Joe Elliott

51249. We are just fans of music, we are not fans of a specific kind of music. We just happen to be a rock band. Until we explain ourselves, sometimes people don’t understand why we limit ourselves to just being a rock band. It’s because that is what we like doing. – Joe Elliott

51250. When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy. – Joe Elliott

51251. Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I’ve known many bands who have covered that. It’s just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn’t want anyone to know I had it. – Joe Elliott

51252. I’m a four star general in this thing, and you don’t rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad. – Sam Elliott

51253. I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual. – Sam Elliott

51254. I’ve spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you. – Sam Elliott

51255. I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten. – Sam Elliott

51256. I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too many dark matinees watching those old serials. – Sam Elliott

51257. I don’t want to be known as a sex symbol. There’s a great stigma that goes with that tag. I want to be a Sam Elliott. – Sam Elliott

51258. Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don’t feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet. – Sam Elliott

51259. I read a lot of scripts. Most of ’em go to other actors. – Sam Elliott

51260. The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me. – Sam Elliott

51261. All the fans being here got my adrenaline going. I definitely got a burst of energy from them. – Sean Elliott

51262. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. – Albert Ellis

51263. Let’s suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse. – Albert Ellis

51264. Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop. – Albert Ellis

51265. Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I’ve received over the years. – Albert Ellis

51266. People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they’d much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection. – Albert Ellis

51267. People don’t just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness. – Albert Ellis

51268. People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change. – Albert Ellis

51269. People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware. – Albert Ellis

51270. Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world. – Albert Ellis

51271. The art of love is largely the art of persistence. – Albert Ellis

51272. There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy. – Albert Ellis

51273. There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational. – Albert Ellis

51274. We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today. – Albert Ellis

51275. You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. – Albert Ellis

51276. In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs. – Albert Ellis

51277. I hope to die in the saddle seat. – Albert Ellis

51278. Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it’s conditional. – Albert Ellis

51279. I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them. – Albert Ellis

51280. Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human. – Albert Ellis

51281. As a result of my philosophy, I wasn’t even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn’t hate him. I hated what he was doing. – Albert Ellis

51282. By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed. – Albert Ellis

51283. I think it’s unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that’s the human condition. – Albert Ellis

51284. Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency. – Albert Ellis

51285. If something is irrational, that means it won’t work. It’s usually unrealistic. – Albert Ellis

51286. I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn’t love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression. – Albert Ellis

51287. I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. – Albert Ellis

51288. I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist. – Albert Ellis

51289. I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs. – Albert Ellis

51290. I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it. – Albert Ellis

51291. I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven’t got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame. – Albert Ellis

51292. I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren’t listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years. – Albert Ellis

51293. I’m very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it-going around the world, teaching the gospel according to St. Albert. – Albert Ellis

51294. If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments. – Albert Ellis

51295. For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency. – Albert Ellis

51296. Cents are the most universally used interval measure. – Alexander John Ellis

51297. Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes. – Alexander John Ellis

51298. Death is the last enemy: once we’ve got past that I think everything will be alright. – Alice Thomas Ellis

51299. I feel like I’m not smart enough to answer the questions I’m asked. – Bret Easton Ellis

51300. I totally relate to Tom Cruise. He’s not crazy, it’s just the litany of the mid-life crisis. – Bret Easton Ellis

51301. Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour. – Bret Easton Ellis

51302. Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line, so we went out to a lot of different companies. – David R. Ellis

51303. You don’t get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they’re in. – David R. Ellis

51304. Well, I think on second units it’s all about execution. Because you come in there, you don’t have to worry so much about the studio and all the other actors and all that. – David R. Ellis

51305. We’re talking to New Line. They’ve got a couple projects they’re interested in me doing and I’m having meetings at MGM. There’s a lot of available projects. – David R. Ellis

51306. Waterworld was the best time of my life. It was physically demanding, but it was fun. I mean, you’re in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day. – David R. Ellis

51307. Unless you go out and say what you stand for, other people will do it for you. – David R. Ellis

51308. They had some really cool rigged cars and things that were different that they would tow behind the camera car that were actually on these trailers that manipulated side to side and stuff like they were getting hit, and actually put the actor right in the middle of the chase. – David R. Ellis

51309. They do think it is a big summer movie and that’s why they want to give it a great chance, but they don’t want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or some of the other big movies, the $100 million films that are coming up. – David R. Ellis

51310. So there was always a stunt coordinator on those films that was from Stunts Unlimited and I was just one of the young warriors from Stunts Unlimited that got to be a part of it because it was a big show and they needed a lot of guys. – David R. Ellis

51311. So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV, just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever. – David R. Ellis

51312. No, we always had something to do because I did all the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching the atolls and stuff like that, so you could do that without showing the actual atoll or the set that you’re going towards, but detailing all those guys racing towards it. – David R. Ellis

51313. Its pretty rare for companies to have a snooping policy, although it is getting more common. – David R. Ellis

51314. You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it’s supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you’re doing and make the action work for that and for the character. – David R. Ellis

51315. Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero. – David R. Ellis

51316. No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi. Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences. – David R. Ellis

51317. It was great. I mean, it’s a blast directing underwater stuff. – David R. Ellis

51318. I felt that if there wasn’t going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep working with great directors, keep learning and knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right. – David R. Ellis

51319. It’s just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I’m shooting, it helps me in determining how I’m going to capture it. – David R. Ellis

51320. I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There’s a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you’re a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them. – David R. Ellis

51321. I jumped 18 cars on a motorcycle, so I did almost everything. – David R. Ellis

51322. I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot Games because it was the biggest, longest second unit up to that point. It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew. – David R. Ellis

51323. I mean, you have a general tone of it but it’s pretty much you get to come in and you’re going to flip this car and it’s going to blow up and you’re going to come out on fire and you go oh, that’s cool, and then you get paid a lot of money. – David R. Ellis

51324. Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children. – David R. Ellis

51325. Comedy. I think that’s something I’d really like to do. – David R. Ellis

51326. I got bored with the old way – it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said ‘What else is there?’ Now I’m finding out. – Don Ellis

51327. I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass. – Don Ellis

51328. Because when we are right there is not a band in the world that can touch us! – Don Ellis

51329. On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead. – Don Ellis

51330. To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel – not the way others think you should feel. – Don Ellis

51331. If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world. – Don Ellis

51332. Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life. – Havelock Ellis

51333. Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life. – Havelock Ellis

51334. At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified. – Havelock Ellis

51335. Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy. – Havelock Ellis

51336. There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion. – Havelock Ellis

51337. Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all. – Havelock Ellis

51338. When love is suppressed hate takes its place. – Havelock Ellis

51339. There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it. – Havelock Ellis

51340. The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands. – Havelock Ellis

51341. The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing. – Havelock Ellis

51342. The relation of the individual person to the species he belongs to is the most intimate of all relations. – Havelock Ellis

51343. The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum. – Havelock Ellis

51344. The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves. – Havelock Ellis

51345. The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place. – Havelock Ellis

51346. The husband – by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition – regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity. – Havelock Ellis

51347. In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists. – Havelock Ellis

51348. For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period. – Havelock Ellis

51349. What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. – Havelock Ellis

51350. The by-product is sometimes more valuable than the product. – Havelock Ellis

51351. In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way. – Havelock Ellis

51352. It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge. – Havelock Ellis

51353. It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. – Havelock Ellis

51354. No act can be quite so intimate as the sexual embrace. – Havelock Ellis

51355. Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing. – Havelock Ellis

51356. Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social construction to fragments. – Havelock Ellis

51357. Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent. – Havelock Ellis

51358. The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable. – Havelock Ellis

51359. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. – Henry Ellis

51360. Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. – Henry Ellis

51361. The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. – Henry Ellis

51362. The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship. – Henry Ellis

51363. The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men. – Henry Ellis

51364. The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought. – Henry Ellis

51365. The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man’s or woman’s body, is the pattern of all the process of our life. – Henry Ellis

51366. The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. – Henry Ellis

51367. The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product. – Henry Ellis

51368. What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. – Henry Ellis

51369. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness. – Henry Ellis

51370. The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. – Henry Ellis

51371. The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. – Henry Ellis

51372. There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. – Henry Ellis

51373. To be a leader of men one must turn one’s back on men. – Henry Ellis

51374. What we call “morals” is simply blind obedience to words of command. – Henry Ellis

51375. The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. – Henry Ellis

51376. Every artist writes his own autobiography. – Henry Ellis

51377. There has never been any country at every moment so virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself. – Henry Ellis

51378. If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth. – Henry Ellis

51379. A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest. – Henry Ellis

51380. A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray. – Henry Ellis

51381. All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution. – Henry Ellis

51382. All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. – Henry Ellis

51383. ‘Charm’ – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm. – Henry Ellis

51384. Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. – Henry Ellis

51385. I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness. – Henry Ellis

51386. However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks. – Henry Ellis

51387. Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. – Henry Ellis

51388. In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way. – Henry Ellis

51389. It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. – Henry Ellis

51390. It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great. – Henry Ellis

51391. Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. – Henry Ellis

51392. Man lives by imagination. – Henry Ellis

51393. Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. – Henry Ellis

51394. One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take. – Henry Ellis

51395. Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. – Henry Ellis

51396. Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life? – Henry Ellis

51397. To my three sons, Peter, Scott, and Alexander who pulled me from the 18th Century and back into the present on a regular basis and therefore made me a better person, thank you. And to my wife, who sits at the table there. Who is right about almost everything. – Joseph J. Ellis

51398. It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree. – Joseph J. Ellis

51399. Even in the best of lives, mistakes are made. – Joseph J. Ellis

51400. I know that I am going to die, and I’m ready to do so. – Ruth Ellis

51401. It is obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him. – Ruth Ellis

51402. You wont hear anything from me that says I didn’t kill David. I did kill him. – Ruth Ellis

51403. I did not defend myself. I say a life for a life. – Ruth Ellis

51404. If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set? – Warren Ellis

51405. It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way. – Warren Ellis

51406. You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism. – Warren Ellis

51407. Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword. – Charles D. Ellison

51408. To say more, is to say less. – Harlan Ellison

51409. When belief in a god dies, the god dies. – Harlan Ellison

51410. The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. – Harlan Ellison

51411. I have no mouth, and I must scream. – Harlan Ellison

51412. I don’t mind you thinking I’m stupid, but don’t talk to me like I’m stupid. – Harlan Ellison

51413. I hate being wrong, but I love it when I’m set straight. – Harlan Ellison

51414. Love ain’t nothing but sex misspelled. – Harlan Ellison

51415. I came out of the womb born to sing and dance. I have to follow my heart. – Jennifer Ellison

51416. If it’s supposed to be a really passionate snog, you slip the tongue in. – Jennifer Ellison

51417. My name’s Jennifer Ellison and one day I’m going to be famous! – Jennifer Ellison

51418. Everyone thinks that just because you have a Scouse accent, then you must be ‘on the rob’. – Jennifer Ellison

51419. A corporation’s primary goal is to make money. Government’s primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. – Larry Ellison

51420. When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. – Larry Ellison

51421. Our goal is very simply to become the desktop for e-businesses. – Larry Ellison

51422. It’s Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead. – Larry Ellison

51423. I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. – Larry Ellison

51424. Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who’s going to build. – Larry Ellison

51425. Bill Gates wants people to think he’s Edison, when he’s really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn’t right… wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence. – Larry Ellison

51426. The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life. – Ralph Ellison

51427. When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. – Ralph Ellison

51428. There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers. – Ralph Ellison

51429. The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead. – Ralph Ellison

51430. The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike. – Ralph Ellison

51431. Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. – Ralph Ellison

51432. Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison

51433. If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy. – Ralph Ellison

51434. I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed. – Ralph Ellison

51435. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. – Ralph Ellison

51436. There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale. – Ralph Ellison

51437. Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. – Ralph Ellison

51438. Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear. – Ralph Ellison

51439. I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. – Ralph Ellison

51440. Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action. – Ralph Ellison

51441. Education is all a matter of building bridges. – Ralph Ellison

51442. America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description. – Ralph Ellison

51443. By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication. – Ralph Ellison

51444. Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by. – Ralph Ellison

51445. Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live. – Lucy Ellman

51446. As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years. – James Ellroy

51447. I put on such a good show, the story is outrageous, and people don’t want to hear that I’m basically a reasonable human being. As long as it continues to get me print, I’ll continue to perform in an exuberant manner. – James Ellroy

51448. I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. – James Ellroy

51449. I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little. – James Ellroy

51450. I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I’ve got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I’ve got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman. – James Ellroy

51451. I don’t know anybody in the underworld. I make this stuff up. I don’t know any criminals. – James Ellroy

51452. I have a very intense marriage. – James Ellroy

51453. I haven’t been to a movie in a year and a half. – James Ellroy

51454. As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I’ve created about my work and refine it. – James Ellroy

51455. I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime. – James Ellroy

51456. Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. – James Ellroy

51457. I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity. – James Ellroy

51458. I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn’t stand to be ignored. – James Ellroy

51459. I would like to provoke ambiguous responses in my readers. – James Ellroy

51460. I’m clenched down, I’m locked in on it, which is my general approach to life. – James Ellroy

51461. I’m getting a wider circle of fans now. More women, more middle class people. – James Ellroy

51462. I’ve been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books. Ross McDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books. – James Ellroy

51463. My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven’t determined yet. I think my mother’s a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career. – James Ellroy

51464. I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don’t want to be some stress casualty in early middle age. – James Ellroy

51465. As a kid, I sensed history going on all around me, but the basic thrust of it didn’t move me. – James Ellroy

51466. Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer. – James Ellroy

51467. Raymond Chandler once wrote that Dashiell Hammett gave murder back to the people who really committed it. – James Ellroy

51468. Rock and rollers can get you the youth buzz, and younger people are fanatical readers. – James Ellroy

51469. Noir is dead for me because historically, I think it’s a simple view. I’ve taken it as far as it can go. I think I’ve expanded on it a great deal, taken it further than any other American novelist. – James Ellroy

51470. The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you’re 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case. – James Ellroy

51471. When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy. – James Ellroy

51472. If monarchy is corrupting – and it is – wait till you see what overt empire does to us. – Daniel Ellsberg

51473. There should be at least one leak like the Pentagon Papers every year. – Daniel Ellsberg

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51474. The fact is that when it comes to judgment as to what should be secret and what should not be secret, Julian Assange’s judgment has been pretty good so far. – Daniel Ellsberg

51475. Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress. – Daniel Ellsberg

51476. Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren’t good enough. He’s in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he’s made the decision to kill. – Daniel Ellsberg

51477. Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam. – Daniel Ellsberg

51478. Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That’s a pretty good rule. – Daniel Ellsberg

51479. We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right. – Daniel Ellsberg

51480. If there’s another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country. – Daniel Ellsberg

51481. There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare. – Daniel Ellsberg

51482. I agree that there are things that should be kept secret. – Daniel Ellsberg

51483. It was a good 15 or 20 years before anyone at Rand would be in the same room with me. They didn’t want the question raised, ‘What’s your relationship with Daniel Ellsberg?’ And not one of them wrote me a letter because they didn’t want a letter of theirs to show up in my trash – which the FBI had been going through. – Daniel Ellsberg

51484. President Johnson put destroyers in harm’s way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it. – Daniel Ellsberg

51485. Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do. – Lincoln Ellsworth

51486. One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth’s surface after my father. – Lincoln Ellsworth

51487. If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration. – Lincoln Ellsworth

51488. If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs, other nations may well follow suit and some may buy such weapons from the North Koreans. – Robert F. Ellsworth

51489. The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment. – Jacques Ellul

51490. For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same time is integrated into the whole of existence. By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived. – Jacques Ellul

51491. The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation. – Jacques Ellul

51492. In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act. – Jacques Ellul

51493. The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief. – Jacques Ellul

51494. The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one’s neighbor. – Jacques Ellul

51495. Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society. – Jacques Ellul

51496. Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. – Jacques Ellul

51497. Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible. – Jacques Ellul

51498. Thinking has become a superfluous exercise… purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game. – Jacques Ellul

51499. All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis. – Jacques Ellul

51500. It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale. – Jacques Ellul

51501. Yes. We do think that the stimulus package is raising GDP and raising employment relative to what would have happened otherwise. – Doug Elmendorf

51502. The outlook for the Federal budget is bleak. – Doug Elmendorf

51503. We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount and, on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs. – Doug Elmendorf

51504. I am not gay, I just like pearls. – Julian Eltinge

51505. I declare that I am a bachelor. – Julian Eltinge

51506. It depends on where you put the paint, not how much you splash on. – Julian Eltinge

51507. People who get through life dependent on other people’s possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count. – Ben Elton

51508. I’m easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring. – Ben Elton

51509. If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven. – Ben Elton

51510. My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they’ve read it and learnt to understand it, then they must throw it away and never look at it again! – Ben Elton

51511. Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them. – Ben Elton

51512. The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value. – Ben Elton

51513. We’ve all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that’s all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it’s just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother. – Ben Elton

51514. Yes, OK, farty is a silly word. I wish I’d never used it. I’m 34. Perhaps it was a word for my 20s. – Ben Elton

51515. No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi. – Ben Elton

51516. I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it’s a risk worth running. – Ben Elton

51517. A woman is more beautiful than the world in which I live; and so I close my eyes. – Paul Eluard

51518. Elephants are contagious. – Paul Eluard

51519. Hope raises no dust. – Paul Eluard

51520. We get done with the game, and it’s an absolute downpour 30 minutes later. That’s when I thought God was telling me that’s enough-time for you to go do something else. – John Elway

51521. There have been openings, but I have not interviewed for any jobs, nor do I want to right now. – John Elway

51522. There are a lot of people who might not get another chance to win a Super Bowl, not just me. – John Elway

51523. The Arena League is the best thing that could have happened to me because I get to run the whole process. I’m seeing not only the football side but the business side. – John Elway

51524. You learn a lot more from the lows because it makes you pay attention to what you’re doing. – John Elway

51525. It’s all about putting the best team together – not just in the front office but the players on the field. – John Elway

51526. I’ve experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. I think to really appreciate anything you have to be at both ends of the spectrum. – John Elway

51527. I’m watching the Weather Channel more than I’ve ever watched it. I’m scared to death it’s going to rain. – John Elway

51528. I’m happy with the Arena Football League right now. I’m happy in Denver. – John Elway

51529. I’m getting the basics with the AFL, but the NFL is a different animal. – John Elway

51530. I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it’s a totally different league. There’s a lot more to it. – John Elway

51531. I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs. Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls. – John Elway

51532. I’ve always joked about Joe Montana not appreciating his Super Bowls nearly as much as I do because he never lost one. We lost three before we got one. – John Elway

51533. It’s really been a better situation for me being with the Crush than it would if I were with the Broncos because this has given me a lot more broad range. – John Elway

51534. I had a great time doing Vegas. It’s just that it takes a lot of time. – John Elway

51535. I look at my career and it’s still hard for me to believe the way things turned out and how things happened. I’ve been so blessed. – John Elway

51536. I don’t know if I like being the sentimental favorite. – John Elway

51537. I don’t have any pangs to where I want to be with the Broncos. – John Elway

51538. I can’t compare quarterbacks as apples and oranges in my mind because everybody’s in a different system. – John Elway

51539. How ironic, to be my last game that I ever played would be against Dan in a Super Bowl. The thing I always was afraid of was playing in a Super Bowl when it was raining. I can’t throw a wet ball. – John Elway

51540. Being thrown into the fire and getting the thing turned around in a hurry made it more difficult. Things have been done the hard way. I think you learn better when things are done the hard way. – John Elway

51541. As football players you have all the experience on the field. You don’t have the experience off the field. – John Elway

51542. A guy as great as Brett Favre has been for the length of time he’s been, you would hope that he would be able to leave the game with a positive flavor in his mouth. – John Elway

51543. I always believe there’s a reason why you go through everything. – John Elway

51544. I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive. – John Elway

51545. I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women. – Cary Elwes

51546. I take away something from every role. I’m still learning and that’s what life is about. – Cary Elwes

51547. There’s a shortage of perfects breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours. – Cary Elwes

51548. You’ll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth. – Odysseus Elytis

51549. I’ve never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything. – Rahm Emanuel

51550. There’s no safe Republican district. You can run, but you cannot hide. – Rahm Emanuel

51551. I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives. – Rahm Emanuel

51552. Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There’s a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn’t exist. – Rahm Emanuel

51553. The fact is, Bush’s war policy has failed. It’s failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha? – Rahm Emanuel

51554. The American people… want change. They want big ideas, big reform. – Rahm Emanuel

51555. I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed. – Rahm Emanuel

51556. I sometimes joke, Paula, even paranoid people have enemies. – Rahm Emanuel

51557. I don’t want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn’t pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country. – Rahm Emanuel

51558. I believe the record I was allowed to help establish by the side of the president was important. – Rahm Emanuel

51559. Everybody knows they’re on the Obama team: There isn’t vice presidential vs. presidential division, there’s not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history. – Rahm Emanuel

51560. As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by the totality of our actions. Not one thing will stand out. And I think that’s how we get judged by our colleagues and that’s how we get judged by the good lord. – Rahm Emanuel

51561. A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush’s shovel. – Rahm Emanuel

51562. I wake up some mornings hating me too. – Rahm Emanuel

51563. In the White House, you can be on the pitcher’s mound or you can be in the catcher’s position. Put points on the board. Show people you can govern. Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on. – Rahm Emanuel

51564. We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message – get the job done. – Rahm Emanuel

51565. You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. – Rahm Emanuel

51566. While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago. – Rahm Emanuel

51567. When people told me ‘It’s great to be here’, they meant at the house, not with me. – Rahm Emanuel

51568. When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set. – Rahm Emanuel

51569. We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually. – Rahm Emanuel

51570. Things happened there that I don’t think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best. – Rahm Emanuel

51571. They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about – not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group. – Rahm Emanuel

51572. What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked ‘a majority of the majority,’ or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America’s security foremost in mind? – Rahm Emanuel

51573. The Exorcist doesn’t get me, but The Omen does. – Ethan Embry

51574. Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there’s even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It’s not real. – Ethan Embry

51575. You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life. – Ethan Embry

51576. You can’t think about things you want to change. Just be yourself. – Ethan Embry

51577. Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set. He doesn’t have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent. When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I’m doing like him, I’d be lucky. – Ethan Embry

51578. If did go back to school, I would want to learn another aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent, you need a law degree. – Ethan Embry

51579. For me, I’ve always taken being on a set as my school, because I’ve been working since I was ten. – Ethan Embry

51580. The first Matrix genius, the second one, what’s up with the dancing? I haven’t even seen the third one. – Ethan Embry

51581. The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong. – Philip Emeagwali

51582. Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources. – Philip Emeagwali

51583. One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations. – Philip Emeagwali

51584. Our lives sometimes depend on computers performing as predicted. – Philip Emeagwali

51585. The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine. – Philip Emeagwali

51586. The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works. – Philip Emeagwali

51587. Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger. – Philip Emeagwali

51588. The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS. – Philip Emeagwali

51589. I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer. – Philip Emeagwali

51590. The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. – Philip Emeagwali

51591. The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig. – Philip Emeagwali

51592. The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time. – Philip Emeagwali

51593. Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected. – Philip Emeagwali

51594. Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger. – Philip Emeagwali

51595. Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS. – Philip Emeagwali

51596. Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions. – Philip Emeagwali

51597. Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected. – Philip Emeagwali

51598. My focus is not on solving nature’s deeper mysteries. It is on using nature’s deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems. – Philip Emeagwali

51599. During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life. – Philip Emeagwali

51600. It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels. – Philip Emeagwali

51601. First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it. – Philip Emeagwali

51602. I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17. – Philip Emeagwali

51603. I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature. – Philip Emeagwali

51604. I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me. – Philip Emeagwali

51605. When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments. – Philip Emeagwali

51606. Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling. – Philip Emeagwali

51607. The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I’d done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn’t read it. – Buchi Emecheta

51608. In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today. – Buchi Emecheta

51609. I work toward the liberation of women, but I’m not feminist. I’m just a woman. – Buchi Emecheta

51610. I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger. – Buchi Emecheta

51611. A hungry man is an angry one. – Buchi Emecheta

51612. Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us. – Buchi Emecheta

51613. I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person… to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator. – Buchi Emecheta

51614. I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons. – Hope Emerson

51615. America won the Cold War by protecting our strategic resources from the threat of foreign control. We must bring the same attitude to our trade relationship with China. – Jo Ann Emerson

51616. China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively building its own economic infrastructure. Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S. and the European Union in global market power. It already has surpassed us in population. – Jo Ann Emerson

51617. America’s largest trade deficit is with China, a nation that enjoys Permanent Normal Trade Relations with the U.S. and ties its currency to the dollar to make it a more competitive trading partner. – Jo Ann Emerson

51618. With a strong domestic economy, low national unemployment at 5 percent, and increasing retail sales, the picture should look rosy. But one look at the trade deficit changes all of that. – Jo Ann Emerson

51619. Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil. – Jo Ann Emerson

51620. All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red. – Jo Ann Emerson

51621. A key U.S. initiative in this trade war must be to develop reliable trading partners in the world. – Jo Ann Emerson

51622. As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade. – Jo Ann Emerson

51623. Next year I’m going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with. – Keith Emerson

51624. If they want a photograph, then just take it. – Keith Emerson

51625. If it wasn’t good, I wouldn’t be going back out on tour. – Keith Emerson

51626. If we didn’t do the tour, it would have been disastrous. – Keith Emerson

51627. If you’re a good parent, see the changes that are happening in your kids. – Keith Emerson

51628. My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music. – Keith Emerson

51629. Since this our first show, I think they’ll see us sweat a lot. – Keith Emerson

51630. The best thing about this band is I’m the leader! – Keith Emerson

51631. There’s a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn’t know what he was going on about. – Keith Emerson

51632. We can all put weight on or lose weight. – Keith Emerson

51633. I’ve never written a book before. – Keith Emerson

51634. You’ve got to keep things flying. – Keith Emerson

51635. They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade. – Keith Emerson

51636. We’ll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on. – Keith Emerson

51637. I had written movie scores, television series, played with other people. Carl had done the same with Asia, with other bands, everything. We weren’t about to entrust Greg automatically with a production credit. – Keith Emerson

51638. We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights, but at the end of the day, we’re very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result. – Keith Emerson

51639. At the Isle of Wight, the sound went out and kind of kept on going. And I wasn’t… when I came off stage I was kind of unhappy about how we had played. But now, I listen back to those recordings and it’s not bad. – Keith Emerson

51640. Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs. – Keith Emerson

51641. I consider everything I compose a gift. – Keith Emerson

51642. I don’t care who I play to, as long as they enjoy listening to what I play. – Keith Emerson

51643. I’ve gone through hell and back. – Keith Emerson

51644. I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We’d like to, we’re open to it, and we’ve been talking about it. – Keith Emerson

51645. I love my mother dearly, but it wouldn’t be suitable for me to live with her all the time. – Keith Emerson

51646. I remember that I used to mix with my friends who had brothers and sisters. I was an only child. – Keith Emerson

51647. I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front. – Keith Emerson

51648. I’m not a rich man, and Greg Lake is certainly not. I don’t know how he can survive. I don’t know how he can be that suicidal. But having said that, I’d love to be there to help Greg. – Keith Emerson

51649. I’m proud of my kids, they are doing what they want to do. – Keith Emerson

51650. I’ve broken my nose, I’ve broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken. – Keith Emerson

51651. I don’t regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I’m not a great player. I just like music. Drums ‘n’ bass is pretty exciting and I’d love to explore it. – Keith Emerson

51652. I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever. – Michael Emerson

51653. Yeah, it’s funny, working on a show with as large a cast as we have here, your work gets sort of compartmentalized. There’s still about half the cast that I’ve never had a scene with but I have missed working with Terry. – Michael Emerson

51654. I’ve played villains on stage – you know, the Iagos and so on – but I think of myself as a funny person. I mostly did comedies before I did TV work. – Michael Emerson

51655. It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in ‘The Practice’ than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both. – Michael Emerson

51656. The ancestor of every action is a thought. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51657. The faith that stands on authority is not faith. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51658. The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51659. The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51660. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51661. The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51662. The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51663. The first wealth is health. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51664. The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51665. Some books leave us free and some books make us free. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51666. Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51667. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51668. Science does not know its debt to imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51669. Revolutions go not backward. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51670. The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51671. The greatest gift is a portion of thyself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51672. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51673. The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51674. The highest revelation is that God is in every man. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51675. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51676. Reality is a sliding door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51677. The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51678. Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51679. The method of nature: who could ever analyze it? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51680. The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51681. The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51682. The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51683. The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51684. The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51685. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51686. People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51687. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51688. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51689. Nothing external to you has any power over you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51690. Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51691. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51692. No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51693. One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51694. No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51695. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51696. Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51697. Nature hates calculators. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51698. Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51699. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51700. Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51701. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51702. Pictures must not be too picturesque. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51703. People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51704. People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51705. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51706. People only see what they are prepared to see. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51707. O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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51708. The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51709. Power and speed be hands and feet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51710. There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51711. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51712. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51713. Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51714. Our best thoughts come from others. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51715. Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51716. People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51717. What you are comes to you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51718. The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51719. We are always getting ready to live but never living. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51720. We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51721. We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51722. We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51723. We are symbols, and inhabit symbols. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51724. We are wiser than we know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51725. We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51726. We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51727. We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51728. We must be our own before we can be another’s. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51729. We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51730. What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51731. We aim above the mark to hit the mark. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51732. Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51733. A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51734. Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51735. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51736. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51737. Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51738. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51739. Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51740. What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51741. Why need I volumes, if one word suffice? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51742. Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51743. Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51744. When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51745. When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51746. We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51747. With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51748. There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51749. The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51750. The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51751. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51752. The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51753. The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51754. The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51755. The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51756. The years teach much which the days never know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51757. There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51758. There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51759. There is a tendency for things to right themselves. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51760. There is always safety in valor. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51761. There is an optical illusion about every person we meet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51762. We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51763. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51764. Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51765. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51766. Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51767. Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51768. Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51769. There is creative reading as well as creative writing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51770. Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51771. There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51772. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51773. To be great is to be misunderstood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51774. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51775. This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51776. There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51777. The reward of a thing well done is having done it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51778. Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51779. Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51780. Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51781. Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51782. Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51783. Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51784. Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51785. Children are all foreigners. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51786. Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51787. Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51788. Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51789. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51790. Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51791. Doing well is the result of doing good. That’s what capitalism is all about. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51792. Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51793. Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51794. Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51795. Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51796. Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51797. Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51798. Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51799. Every burned book enlightens the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51800. Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51801. Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51802. Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51803. Every man I meet is in some way my superior. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51804. Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51805. Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51806. Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51807. Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51808. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51809. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51810. Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51811. A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51812. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51813. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51814. A good indignation brings out all one’s powers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51815. A great man is always willing to be little. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51816. A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51817. A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51818. A man in debt is so far a slave. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51819. A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51820. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51821. A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51822. A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51823. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51824. America is another name for opportunity. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51825. Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51826. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51827. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51828. As soon as there is life there is danger. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51829. As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51830. A man is what he thinks about all day long. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51831. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51832. A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51833. Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51834. All mankind love a lover. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51835. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51836. All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51837. All diseases run into one, old age. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51838. Beauty without expression is boring. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51839. As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51840. It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51841. I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51842. If a man can… make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51843. If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51844. If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51845. Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51846. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51847. Every hero becomes a bore at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51848. In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51849. In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51850. It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51851. It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51852. It is not length of life, but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51853. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51854. I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51855. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51856. Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51857. Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51858. Men are what their mothers made them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51859. Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51860. Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51861. It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51862. Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51863. It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51864. Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51865. Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51866. Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51867. Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51868. Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51869. If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51870. Make yourself necessary to somebody. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51871. Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51872. Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51873. Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51874. Every wall is a door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51875. Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51876. Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51877. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51878. In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51879. Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51880. I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51881. Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51882. For every benefit you receive a tax is levied. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51883. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51884. For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51885. Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51886. Hitch your wagon to a star. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51887. I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51888. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51889. Genius always finds itself a century too early. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51890. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51891. Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51892. Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51893. Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51894. Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51895. Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51896. Good men must not obey the laws too well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51897. God screens us evermore from premature ideas. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51898. God enters by a private door into every individual. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51899. Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51900. Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51901. Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation; he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock. – William Emerson

51902. Maybe I don’t believe things myself, as well. Truth is such a transient thing. – Tracey Emin

51903. My mum has never wanted me to have children. She thinks I would be destroying my life, even now. – Tracey Emin

51904. One thing that success has taught me is censorship. – Tracey Emin

51905. People don’t remember. Revenge is sweet. – Tracey Emin

51906. People try constantly to use me, and I hate it. – Tracey Emin

51907. Some people use just one condom, right? But we use tons. – Tracey Emin

51908. The idea that I’m going to have to sit down to write some fiction where I’m going to have to think of a plot would really scare me, because it would come out a mess. – Tracey Emin

51909. There is nothing difficult about my work, and people get to hear it from me. – Tracey Emin

51910. They grew really quickly. One minute I didn’t have any tits and the next I had the biggest tits in the world. – Tracey Emin

51911. What is truth? Truth doesn’t really exist. Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that. – Tracey Emin

51912. With any story I write, I could actually write it from three or four different perspectives, which would end with a completely different moral at the end. – Tracey Emin

51913. They look at someone like me, and I just really get up their nose. I really wind them up. – Tracey Emin

51914. It’s my memory, and what happened between that moment 10 or 15 years ago and now, there’s a lot of gray area. – Tracey Emin

51915. There’s so much stuff said about me that’s not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true. – Tracey Emin

51916. I thought it would be my one and only exhibition, so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective. – Tracey Emin

51917. It’s happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn’t fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons. – Tracey Emin

51918. When I got the phrase media whore thrown in my face last year, I thought, Oh my God, if you only knew. – Tracey Emin

51919. All the mistakes I’ve ever made in my life have been when I’ve been drunk. I haven’t made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever. – Tracey Emin

51920. I am fiercely independent and I probably wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for the way in which I was brought up. – Tracey Emin

51921. I don’t ask for an apology because it’s only tomorrow’s fish-and-chip paper. – Tracey Emin

51922. I never grew up. – Tracey Emin

51923. I’m not trying to find another thing that’s wrong with me, but I’m such a nice person, and I have a couple of drinks and I’m really good fun and then I’m really not fun. – Tracey Emin

51924. I’m out of here, I’m better than all of you. – Tracey Emin

51925. I’ve been slagged off completely by the art world. – Tracey Emin

51926. I’ve got over so much. Mum wouldn’t want anything to come into my life that would make me fragile again. – Tracey Emin

51927. If I didn’t want to work for a couple of years, I wouldn’t have to-it’s a great feeling, to know I’m doing it because I want to do it. – Tracey Emin

51928. It pleases me that people can be interactive. – Tracey Emin

51929. It wasn’t so much destroying my dancing, it was destroying me. – Tracey Emin

51930. I have hardly any friends who aren’t gay. – Tracey Emin

51931. Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found. – Eminem

51932. I’d go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked. – Eminem

51933. I come from Detroit where it’s rough and I’m not a smooth talker. – Eminem

51934. If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something. – Eminem

51935. I’m stupid, I’m ugly, I’m dumb, I smell. Did I mention I’m stupid? – Eminem

51936. I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything. – Eminem

51937. When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap. – Eminem

51938. Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. – Eminem

51939. My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it. – Eminem

51940. To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway. – Eminem

51941. The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. – Eminem

51942. There was a while when I was feeling like, ‘Damn, if I’d just been born black, I would not have to go through all this’. – Eminem

51943. Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion. – Eminem

51944. It’d be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren’t kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I’m not a baby sitter. – Eminem

51945. My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him. – Eminem

51946. It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening. – Eminem

51947. Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love. – Eminem

51948. These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder. – Eminem

51949. Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person. – Eminem

51950. I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. – Eminem

51951. I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it. – Eminem

51952. I need drama in my life to keep making music. – Eminem

51953. I might talk about killing people, but that doesn’t mean I do it. – Eminem

51954. I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad. – Eminem

51955. My only scheme was to be a rapper. – Eminem

51956. I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I’m going to grow artistically. – Eminem

51957. A lot of truth is said in jest. – Eminem

51958. I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream. – Eminem

51959. I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record. – Eminem

51960. I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am. – Eminem

51961. Fame hit me like a ton of bricks. – Eminem

51962. Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned. – Eminem

51963. Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. – Eminem

51964. Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion. – Eminem

51965. There’s a rule in Hollywood: stay away from water and stay away from snow, and I had both. – Roland Emmerich

51966. Everybody knows that the industrialized nations are the worst offenders. – Roland Emmerich

51967. I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it’s so much better than movies in some ways. – Roland Emmerich

51968. I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That’s when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there. – Roland Emmerich

51969. I’m a filmmaker, not a scientist. – Roland Emmerich

51970. I’m only a stupid filmmaker. – Roland Emmerich

51971. It doesn’t really matter if this movie’s a success or not, because it’s already out there. – Roland Emmerich

51972. Nobody makes movies bad on purpose. – Roland Emmerich

51973. There’s not really much destruction in New York besides the weather and it’s a natural force so it’s not like any destruction. But LA gets leveled (laughs). That’s my comment to Hollywood. – Roland Emmerich

51974. When you find something where you can give people a message and still make it an exciting movie, you get very, very excited about something. You probably even work harder than you normally do. – Roland Emmerich

51975. It’s like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they’re still watching American movies. – Roland Emmerich

51976. Even if you can’t draw, do a little doodle or rip an illustration from a magazine – these visuals will help bring your idea to life. – John Emmerling

51977. Innovation is creativity with a job to do. – John Emmerling

51978. I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it. – Robert Emmet

51979. Let no man write my epitaph… When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written. – Robert Emmet

51980. Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph. – Robert Emmet

51981. A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives. – Robert Emmet

51982. Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark. – Empedocles

51983. The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere. – Empedocles

51984. It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows. – William Empson

51985. My heart pumps yet the poison draught of you. – William Empson

51986. Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills. – William Empson

51987. The heart of standing is you cannot fly. – William Empson

51988. Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end. – William Empson

51989. You don’t want madhouse and the whole thing there. – William Empson

51990. Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men. – William Empson

51991. A heart makes a good home for the friend. – Yunus Emre

51992. If I told you about a land of love, friend, would you follow me and come? – Yunus Emre

51993. Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries. – Yunus Emre

51994. No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical. – Michael Ende

51995. When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts. – Michael Ende

51996. Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. – Michael Ende

51997. Those who still think listening isn’t an art should see if they can do it half as well. – Michael Ende

51998. She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on. – Michael Ende

51999. She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky’s starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her. – Michael Ende

52000. Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time. – Michael Ende

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Devang Vibhakar started this website because he firmly believes that the motivational quotes gave him the much needed light in the times of darkness. Through, he is hopeful to bring motivation, confidence, hope, strength, change, courage and wisdom in the lives of his readers too.

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