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180000 famous quotes part 56 – 55001 to 56000

55001. Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections. – Suzanne Fields

55002. We all want to look younger, become stronger and healthier and live longer. – Suzanne Fields

55003. There is a bright spot or two for the Spaniards. French toast has become freedom toast on the Air Force One breakfast menu, but the Spanish omelet is still a Spanish omelet. – Suzanne Fields

55004. Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy. – Suzanne Fields

55005. Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs. – Suzanne Fields

55006. Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors. – Suzanne Fields

55007. A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children’s lives can’t. – Suzanne Fields

55008. Dostoevski does not tell you what to think about his legend, but he requires that you think about it. The novelist was a deeply religious man and he always thought many readers missed that point about him. – Suzanne Fields

55009. Everybody’s looking for the niche to make the difference. Some people think they see the mother lode in the beautiful people, especially the vote of the beautiful women. – Suzanne Fields

55010. Fast sex, like fast food, is cheap, but it doesn’t nourish the body – or the soul. – Suzanne Fields

55011. Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they’re accelerating their numbers in upper management, too. – Suzanne Fields

55012. German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship. – Suzanne Fields

55013. It’s not very hip to consider the plight of single women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men. – Suzanne Fields

55014. HBO has 28 million subscribers, small stuff compared to TBS, which can be seen in 88 million homes. – Suzanne Fields

55015. Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal. – Suzanne Fields

55016. If any of the beautiful people plan to vote for the president, they usually keep their secret to themselves. – Suzanne Fields

55017. Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time. – Suzanne Fields

55018. It’s easier to make fun of a first lady than for a first lady to have fun. The scrutiny is ferocious. – Suzanne Fields

55019. American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We’re even trailing France. – Suzanne Fields

55020. It’s long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang a lamb chop in your window, guests will come. – Suzanne Fields

55021. Great teachers transcend ideology. – Suzanne Fields

55022. Shirley Temple had charisma as a child. But it cleared up as an adult. – Totie Fields

55023. I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks. – Totie Fields

55024. You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it. – W. C. Fields

55025. Women are like elephants. I like to look at ’em, but I wouldn’t want to own one. – W. C. Fields

55026. When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty. – W. C. Fields

55027. There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation. – W. C. Fields

55028. There are only two real ways to get ahead today – sell liquor or drink it. – W. C. Fields

55029. The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves. – W. C. Fields

55030. The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart. – W. C. Fields

55031. The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. – W. C. Fields

55032. The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. – W. C. Fields

55033. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. – W. C. Fields

55034. Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch. – W. C. Fields

55035. The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive. – W. C. Fields

55036. Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned. – W. C. Fields

55037. Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it. – W. C. Fields

55038. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. – W. C. Fields

55039. If I had to live my life over, I’d live over a saloon. – W. C. Fields

55040. If there’s a will, prosperity can’t be far behind. – W. C. Fields

55041. If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull. – W. C. Fields

55042. It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. – W. C. Fields

55043. It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it. – W. C. Fields

55044. It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money. – W. C. Fields

55045. Last week, I went to Philadelphia, but it was closed. – W. C. Fields

55046. Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive. – W. C. Fields

55047. I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday. – W. C. Fields

55048. Never give a sucker an even break. – W. C. Fields

55049. Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life. – W. C. Fields

55050. No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it’s only a question of degree. – W. C. Fields

55051. Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times. – W. C. Fields

55052. On the whole, I’d rather be in Philidelphia. – W. C. Fields

55053. Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. – W. C. Fields

55054. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. – W. C. Fields

55055. Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. – W. C. Fields

55056. Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch. – W. C. Fields

55057. I never vote for anyone. I always vote against. – W. C. Fields

55058. Sleep – the most beautiful experience in life – except drink. – W. C. Fields

55059. I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home. – W. C. Fields

55060. Show me a great actor and I’ll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you’ve seen the devil. – W. C. Fields

55061. Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket. – W. C. Fields

55062. A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. – W. C. Fields

55063. I’m free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. – W. C. Fields

55064. A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her. – W. C. Fields

55065. I never met a kid I liked. – W. C. Fields

55066. Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There’s nothing like having a midget for a butler. – W. C. Fields

55067. All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women. – W. C. Fields

55068. Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. – W. C. Fields

55069. Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad. – W. C. Fields

55070. Children should neither be seen or heard from – ever again. – W. C. Fields

55071. Don’t worry about your heart, it will last you as long as you live. – W. C. Fields

55072. Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting? – W. C. Fields

55073. Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. – W. C. Fields

55074. Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia. – W. C. Fields

55075. I must have a drink of breakfast. – W. C. Fields

55076. I never drink water. I’m afraid it will become habit-forming. – W. C. Fields

55077. Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. – W. C. Fields

55078. I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. – W. C. Fields

55079. I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. – W. C. Fields

55080. I like children – fried. – W. C. Fields

55081. I drink therefore I am. – W. C. Fields

55082. I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. – W. C. Fields

55083. I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally. – W. C. Fields

55084. I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. – W. C. Fields

55085. I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. – W. C. Fields

55086. I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes. – W. C. Fields

55087. I’ve got a vendetta to destroy the Net, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books. – Joseph Fiennes

55088. From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of the Rough Gang – we went around and terrorized all the pupils in school. – Joseph Fiennes

55089. Give me a sword fight any day. – Joseph Fiennes

55090. I don’t know what my limitations are until I reach them. I look for the challenge. – Joseph Fiennes

55091. I think everything I do is my early work. I can’t wait to get on to the later stuff. – Joseph Fiennes

55092. I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy. – Joseph Fiennes

55093. I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers. – Joseph Fiennes

55094. I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It’s a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations. – Ralph Fiennes

55095. Kenya doesn’t have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film. – Ralph Fiennes

55096. In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time. – Ralph Fiennes

55097. I can’t go and shoot people in the back of the head because It’s a kids’ movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven’t got the overt threat of a knife in the face. – Ralph Fiennes

55098. I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai. – Ralph Fiennes

55099. I couldn’t get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym. – Ralph Fiennes

55100. I don’t feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they’re extremely well informed. – Ralph Fiennes

55101. I don’t plan a career. That doesn’t work for me. I just have to go with my gut. – Ralph Fiennes

55102. I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things. – Ralph Fiennes

55103. I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something. – Ralph Fiennes

55104. I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights. – Ralph Fiennes

55105. I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it. – Ralph Fiennes

55106. In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there’s a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system. – Ralph Fiennes

55107. I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research. – Ralph Fiennes

55108. I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there. – Ralph Fiennes

55109. I’m sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do. – Ralph Fiennes

55110. I admire the world of the books and the characters that she’s created, but I’m not an addict of Harry Potter. I don’t feel possessive about it. – Ralph Fiennes

55111. Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent. – Ralph Fiennes

55112. As an actor, there’s a bit of you that’s decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there’s a paradoxical bit that wants to run away. – Ralph Fiennes

55113. The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second. – Ralph Fiennes

55114. The film depends on the audience’s belief in this relationship. – Ralph Fiennes

55115. One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor. – Ralph Fiennes

55116. Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don’t go out there saying I want to do adaptations. – Ralph Fiennes

55117. Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real. – Ralph Fiennes

55118. I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script. – Ralph Fiennes

55119. There’s a lot of people who feel there’s a tabloid journalist who had it coming. – Ralph Fiennes

55120. There’s a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer. – Ralph Fiennes

55121. There are those moments when you shake someone’s hand, have a conversation with someone, and suddenly your all bound together because you share your humanity in one simple moment. – Ralph Fiennes

55122. It was just two energies between two people, you can’t prescribe that. – Ralph Fiennes

55123. You’re meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything. – Ralph Fiennes

55124. We’d all like to believe that perhaps people could stop killing each other. – Ralph Fiennes

55125. When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life. – Ralph Fiennes

55126. Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur. – Ralph Fiennes

55127. You feel yourself working to show something. I’ve learned to distrust that feeling. – Ralph Fiennes

55128. You have to just dive over the edge. You haven’t got time to mess about. – Ralph Fiennes

55129. I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses – to pay the bills. – Ranulph Fiennes

55130. Time will tell us what we did and didn’t do. – Harvey Fierstein

55131. It’s through sheer will that I can sing. – Harvey Fierstein

55132. My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives. – Harvey Fierstein

55133. Political movements always belong to the young. – Harvey Fierstein

55134. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. – Harvey Fierstein

55135. So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less on that play then I did on other things. He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff. Warhol was definitely… Warhol. – Harvey Fierstein

55136. The great thing about suicide is that it’s not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later. – Harvey Fierstein

55137. You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theatre because it is an unmerciful life. It’s six days a week. It’s eight performances a week. And that’s doing the exact same thing over and over and over again. – Harvey Fierstein

55138. There are times when I don’t take roles because I don’t want to be perceived a certain way. – Harvey Fierstein

55139. To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it, then I have a right to do it. And if it’s important to the gay youth – who are now setting the agenda – then its important to me. – Harvey Fierstein

55140. To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky. – Harvey Fierstein

55141. Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out. – Harvey Fierstein

55142. What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don’t change. – Harvey Fierstein

55143. When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one’s too tall and that one doesn’t have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one – there’s a billion reasons not to hire somebody. – Harvey Fierstein

55144. You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it’s a role that’s underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in. – Harvey Fierstein

55145. It’s a lot of fun to play someone you don’t normally think of yourself as. – Harvey Fierstein

55146. The world is full of more interesting things than my voice. – Harvey Fierstein

55147. Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it. – Harvey Fierstein

55148. Pork was in 1971, and I stopped hanging out at The Factory by like 1973. – Harvey Fierstein

55149. Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise. – Harvey Fierstein

55150. And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television. – Harvey Fierstein

55151. But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It’s a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. – Harvey Fierstein

55152. But I’m not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was, and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs. – Harvey Fierstein

55153. How time files when you’s doin’ all the talking. – Harvey Fierstein

55154. I actually may do a musical next year… not one that I’ve written; one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people’s work and all of a sudden you’ve got a very full life. – Harvey Fierstein

55155. I actually pray everyday, but I don’t believe in God. – Harvey Fierstein

55156. In London they don’t like you if you’re still alive. – Harvey Fierstein

55157. I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you – you have to go out and get it! – Harvey Fierstein

55158. I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other. – Harvey Fierstein

55159. I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything. – Harvey Fierstein

55160. I’m sure there’s going to be some material from This Is Not Going To Be Pretty. I usually use that song to just introduce myself to the audience, although the patter in between the song is always different. – Harvey Fierstein

55161. It would be nice to redefine ourselves – at the moment we are drowning in diversity. That’s not a bad thing, its just going to take a while before we refocus. – Harvey Fierstein

55162. If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life? – Harvey Fierstein

55163. A child’s kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them? – Harvey Fierstein

55164. I am thrilled – I can’t stress that enough – thrilled when I see kids getting active. – Harvey Fierstein

55165. In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things. – Harvey Fierstein

55166. The much vaunted male logic isn’t logical, because they display prejudices against half the human race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition. – Eva Figes

55167. It is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by. – Eva Figes

55168. You make sure that there’s a structure that’s interesting for them to play on top of, then do temp versions and try it on the film. By the time the players come to the recording session, I’ve found what works. So I’m not wasting their time. – Mike Figgis

55169. Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That’s the main point of making a film, and in retrospect, one can see that certain films, let’s say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success. – Mike Figgis

55170. In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material. – Mike Figgis

55171. One of the things I love about cinema is the range. – Mike Figgis

55172. The power of sound to put an audience in a certain psychological state is vastly undervalued. And the more you know about music and harmony, the more you can do with that. – Mike Figgis

55173. It’s difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy. – Mike Figgis

55174. The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place. – Mike Figgis

55175. Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film. – Mike Figgis

55176. There’s a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn’t have if the music wasn’t there. – Mike Figgis

55177. There’s nothing I’ve done which I’m ashamed of or I thought was actually bad. – Mike Figgis

55178. You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn’t aware that the camera has moved, but there’s subconscious tension there. – Mike Figgis

55179. In a way, the history of jazz’s development is a small mirror of classical music’s development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form. – Mike Figgis

55180. I like to work my camera as if it were a musical instrument. – Mike Figgis

55181. When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to what’s happening in the film. That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer. – Mike Figgis

55182. I had no plans to be a director. – Mike Figgis

55183. But I don’t have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking. – Mike Figgis

55184. Each film is different. Time Code was very quick – a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years. But then the shooting process was very quick – 16 days. – Mike Figgis

55185. I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar. – Mike Figgis

55186. I am intrigued enough to want to continue, and also to try and work with companies like Sony on modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient. – Mike Figgis

55187. I’ve spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music. – Mike Figgis

55188. I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors. – Mike Figgis

55189. I started using film as part of live theatre performance – what used to be called performance art – and I became intrigued by film. – Mike Figgis

55190. I want the score to have a really big voice. – Mike Figgis

55191. I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker. – Mike Figgis

55192. I’m a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way. – Mike Figgis

55193. I’ve held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful, and the more time that I spend doing them for each film, then the more I have to draw on. – Mike Figgis

55194. Films take up so much time, and with theatre, you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free. – Mike Figgis

55195. Regaining the Champions Cup is not going to be easy. – Luis Figo

55196. Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business. – Luis Figo

55197. There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I’ve never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference. – Luis Figo

55198. When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on. – Luis Figo

55199. I think the set looks great. It’s kind of like Battlestar Galactica meets like the Italian furniture fair. – Thom Filicia

55200. When we first sort of break in or bust into the house, if you will, there’s some tough love. – Thom Filicia

55201. It’s not a party until the fire department shows up. – Thom Filicia

55202. Mean people are no fun. – Thom Filicia

55203. I do not recollect when I had such a mental treat. – Abigail Fillmore

55204. The real reason I run is to bring honor to Jesus. – Charity Fillmore

55205. We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad. – Charles Fillmore

55206. Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind. – Charles Fillmore

55207. There are opportunities everywhere, just as there have always been. – Charles Fillmore

55208. Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas. – Charles Fillmore

55209. It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom. – Charles Fillmore

55210. It is a sin to be poor. – Charles Fillmore

55211. All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it. – Charles Fillmore

55212. May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not. – Millard Fillmore

55213. It is not strange… to mistake change for progress. – Millard Fillmore

55214. Three thousand jurisdictions across the U.S. are estimated to have had gang activity in 2001. In 2002, 32% of cities with a population of 25 to 50 thousand reported a gang-related homicide. – Bob Filner

55215. Rosa Parks’ courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later. – Bob Filner

55216. We have seen that, in another unfunded mandate, the so-called No Child Left Behind Act, which created tougher standards, and we all support that, but Congress did not provide the money to attract and hire the best teachers. – Bob Filner

55217. Unfortunately, my district like many others across the country has a problem with gangs, which is why I introduced this amendment. – Bob Filner

55218. With more than 1,300 sites of care, VA operates the largest integrated health care system in the county. – Bob Filner

55219. These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools. – Bob Filner

55220. The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start. – Bob Filner

55221. Studies indicate that these children are more susceptible to advertising and even less likely to understand the purpose of this advertising. – Bob Filner

55222. If the President really wanted to know exactly how Rove and Libby were involved, he could walk down to their offices and demand that they answer him honestly. – Bob Filner

55223. I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city. – Bob Filner

55224. However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today. – Bob Filner

55225. However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry. – Bob Filner

55226. Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children. – Bob Filner

55227. Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. – Bob Filner

55228. As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation’s economy and culture. – Bob Filner

55229. We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don’t go unpunished. – Bob Filner

55230. Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan. – Bob Filner

55231. If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well be with actors as anyone else. They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better. – Peter Finch

55232. When I’m watching somebody act, it’s a behavior editorial function – I look at someone act, and I might say, ‘I don’t believe him when he says that.’ I don’t know why I don’t believe him, probably because the people that I’ve met, they don’t act like that when they say stuff like that and mean it. – David Fincher

55233. You can make movies for a select audience, but you have to market it to them.You can make movies for a select audience, but you have to market it to them. – David Fincher

55234. We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn’t going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe. – David Fincher

55235. Oh, yeah, I love DVD’s. I don’t have what you’d call an extensive collection, maybe a couple of hundred or so. But I have something on almost all the time. – David Fincher

55236. For a number of years, I’d been around the kind of people who financed movies and the kind of people who are there to make the deals for movies. But I’d always had this naive idea that everybody wants to make movies as good as they can be, which is stupid. – David Fincher

55237. There are some movies I can watch over and over, never get sick of. I’ll put one of those on and be puttering around the house. Then a certain scene will come on and I’ll just have to go over and watch. – David Fincher

55238. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever listened to someone’s commentary. Ever. – David Fincher

55239. Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. – Werner Finck

55240. Somehow, the painting soothed him. It verified his fears. But it also informed him that fear was wonderful. – Timothy Findley

55241. As Walter Cronkite would say, that’s the way it is. – Howard Fineman

55242. The notion of a neutral, mainstream national media gained dominance only in World War II and in its aftermath, when what turned out to be a temporary moderate consensus came to govern the country. – Howard Fineman

55243. The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans. – Howard Fineman

55244. Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated. – Howard Fineman

55245. It’s hard to know now who, if anyone, in the media has any credibility. – Howard Fineman

55246. If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis. – Howard Fineman

55247. I know that from the days of Watergate… the notion of two sources on a story has become the popular dogma about how you confirm something. And there is a lot of truth to that, but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can, a story that you get. – Howard Fineman

55248. Asked at the hearing why she hadn’t pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn’t know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn’t her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is. – Howard Fineman

55249. A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics. – Howard Fineman

55250. A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don’t mean the Democrats. I’m talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition. – Howard Fineman

55251. When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says, we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people, proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do. – Howard Fineman

55252. By Rice’s own standards, the war was well underway by the time he took office. He was a war president the moment he took the oath. But did he act like one? – Howard Fineman

55253. You’re lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you’d be suffering some pain right now. – Mike Fink

55254. The road to success, and by that I mean… the possibility of giving the best one has to the cause that one loves most, is not easy. – Louis Finkelstein

55255. A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should. Every parent has that with children. God is merciful. – Louis Finkelstein

55256. We realize that Judaism as a faith can survive only in an atmosphere of general faith. – Louis Finkelstein

55257. It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism itself that its advancement should be correlated with a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally. – Louis Finkelstein

55258. It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation. – Louis Finkelstein

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55259. In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century. – Louis Finkelstein

55260. I hope to devote all of my spare time, which ordinarily would go to research, my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project. – Louis Finkelstein

55261. I feel very strongly that it is vital for us to constantly keep in mind the fact that the Jewish problem is but a phase of the world problem. – Louis Finkelstein

55262. From the long range point of view, I do not know of anything we can do more important than to make some contribution to the preservation of religion as a vital force in America. – Louis Finkelstein

55263. For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties. – Louis Finkelstein

55264. But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry – still. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55265. I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55266. The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55267. People have always found me challenging – I don’t know why, when I am only being myself. I don’t understand why they find me so annoying but they do. It is pity, but that is how it is. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55268. No, I don’t make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people’s expectations – I only do what I find natural. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55269. My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55270. Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55271. If the work is pure then you have to think it could be understood. If it is not understood it doesn’t mean that your work is not accessible. It doesn’t worry me, but, of course, I would be pleased if people liked my work. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55272. Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55273. I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55274. I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55275. I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55276. However, I don’t feel the world is looking over my shoulder when I am working – I never think about this at all. What I think about is trying to make my work pure, and if it is pure then it can be accessible. It is quite straight forward really. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55277. But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all – it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55278. What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff’s officer, or whatever. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55279. But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55280. As a friendly one. I would still like to write concrete poems, but I can only do it sometimes. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55281. For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don’t have control over whether this feeling is in me or not. – Ian Hamilton Finlay

55282. Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. – Charles O. Finley

55283. To be a part of a championship team, I’m excited… This is the closest I’ve ever been to a championship. I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping this team repeat. – Michael Finley

55284. It’s always good to go against your friends, especially when you come out victorious. – Michael Finley

55285. I used to get 15-20 bunt hits a season. Now, I’m down to five or six. Infielders still play me in, but I’m always looking if the opportunity is there. – Steve Finley

55286. It’s the playoffs. You find a way to get through. – Steve Finley

55287. These vessels are out of sight, out of mind. They are exempt from minimum-wage requirements, from Coast Guard inspections, OSHA regulations and other safety laws. – Steve Finley

55288. I try to put myself into unusual and difficult situations as often as I can in order to capture the element of struggle in the music. – Neil Finn

55289. We used to say that he who threw the biggest tantrum won the day. – Neil Finn

55290. So I think rather than being attracted so much now to working with my heroes, I’m sort of more attracted to working with completely unlikely strangers because it’s more exciting really. – Neil Finn

55291. Our motto is whenever you make a mistake, do it twice. – Neil Finn

55292. I’m a lifer, yeah… I can honestly say I’m a lifer. – Neil Finn

55293. I love being in the studio. – Neil Finn

55294. It took me a long time, but I don’t feel as anxious about stupid things anymore – or perhaps they’ve just been replaced by more complicated stupid things. – Neil Finn

55295. I think a good song is a good song is a good song. – Tim Finn

55296. Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times. – Tim Finn

55297. True contentment comes with empathy. – Tim Finn

55298. I’m a live performer and I love playing live. – Tim Finn

55299. It’s a non-stop invention, this game of life, and as soon as you think you’ve got it, you lose it. – Tim Finn

55300. You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly makes sure that you’re comfortable. He makes sure that you feel good and that you’re happy with what you’re doing. – Albert Finney

55301. To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory’s vault and mix in a sad memory from one’s own life. – Albert Finney

55302. We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with sounds on them and makes a tape of examples. While they are setting up the scene, I go with her to the trailer and we go through the scene and correct the speech. – Albert Finney

55303. We’re given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there’s a group of people all ready to make a film and it’s a marvelous life. – Albert Finney

55304. Well, I’ve always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It’s not far is it? It’s amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they’re capable of doing. – Albert Finney

55305. When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy. – Albert Finney

55306. Within two weeks of working with her, I realized how good she was for the role because she was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts, I think, as an artist, too. – Albert Finney

55307. You come on as a guest. You don’t get the girl anymore. But that is our lives. You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover, then you are the husband, then you are the father, and then you are the grandfather. – Albert Finney

55308. It was great to do and it’s exciting to do those things. That’s another thing, that one enjoys the game. – Albert Finney

55309. They have to exist or not in their own right. I mean, with kids, you don’t say, ‘Which is your favourite,’ or ‘Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?’ – Albert Finney

55310. There might’ve been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light. Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here, it’s all up in the head. – Albert Finney

55311. That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well. – Albert Finney

55312. She is up there with the best of them. I can only talk about my experience, but it was genuinely special. – Albert Finney

55313. She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes. She’s terrific and I always run to her now, because she is just great to work with, as well as very good at different accents. – Albert Finney

55314. I don’t think that we necessarily lie. I mean, we make our living by pretending that we’re someone else. I don’t tell tall tales. I always tell the truth. – Albert Finney

55315. No, she is right up there with the best I’ve worked with. I was very impressed with her, I really was. – Albert Finney

55316. My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river and I was there for about two and a half months, and we were just out of Alabama. I hardly got to see Alabama. – Albert Finney

55317. My dad was great. He was very droll, very dry. – Albert Finney

55318. It’s a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we’ve had. We’re very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don’t sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, ‘How do I start? Where do I start?’ – Albert Finney

55319. I’m doing another Churchill. I did a Churchill for HBO and that was up to 1939 and there’s talk of the war years. They were going to do it this fall, but the script wasn’t going to be ready. – Albert Finney

55320. I was in London. It’s a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It’s a waste of time. – Albert Finney

55321. I think that one of Tim’s great qualities and abilities is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling, very simply, when you’re doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch, you don’t feel that it’s important. – Albert Finney

55322. I think that I’m busy in the present, and I don’t want to go back. Well, there’s been an unauthorized biography, and you can’t stop them. It didn’t worry me. – Albert Finney

55323. I mean, I did a film, a musical of ‘Scrooge’, in ’70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don’t have to turn up at all. – Albert Finney

55324. I haven’t seen the film yet because I just got in from London. In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other, it is like bobbing at the net in tennis. – Albert Finney

55325. I like playing accents, and doing things like that, it was fun. It was fun. – Albert Finney

55326. I don’t enter, I’m entered. It’s up to someone else. It’s up to them. – Albert Finney

55327. He tells you stories, but then, after a while, when you want more, he doesn’t give you more. He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes. – Albert Finney

55328. All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script, but there was, ‘No, well, it needs more. You’ve got to do this, Albert. You’ve got to do that, Jessica.’ It didn’t feel like that at all. – Albert Finney

55329. I’m not bothered by the paparazzi and I don’t feel hemmed in, I’ve never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn’t quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I’ve never felt that. – Albert Finney

55330. When you’ve heard one bagpipe tune, you’ve heard them both. – Jack Finney

55331. I went up a straight crooked lane and, I said ‘No thanks, yes if yer please. – Jack Finney

55332. As for me, I’m just passin’ through this planet. – Howard Finster

55333. You can’t smear acrylics, you know, it dries too fast. – Howard Finster

55334. But, when I had this feeling and started painting sacred art, as I had this feeling to do, then it come to me: my problem is I’ll get a lot of criticism and another problem is my work’s not good enough to sell. – Howard Finster

55335. Every time that we’ve ever fought, we fought to keep from bein’ destroyed. We’ve never started a war. – Howard Finster

55336. I came here as a man of visions. I was sent here as a man of visions, like a second Noah. I’m not a Noah but I’m here as a second Noah. I’m here as a red light is in the street. – Howard Finster

55337. I had a call to the University of Miami where I’d run a revival in 1950. – Howard Finster

55338. I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for ’em, because I can’t see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me. – Howard Finster

55339. My work begun to spread out. And calls to the universities begun to take me out of my garden, you know. – Howard Finster

55340. Sometimes I don’t even pull my shoes off for six weeks at a time, except, you know, just to take a shower. I just take breaks between 24 hours a day, just a break now and then, it don’t take me long to rest; maybe 20 to30 minutes sometime, or maybe an hour. – Howard Finster

55341. Well, as far as I’m concerned, I’m not here to live a normal life. I’m sent here on a mission. – Howard Finster

55342. When I’m building my dome in my chapel, and I had a vision – I’ve worked on perpetual motion and I haven’t never give it up yet. I still think it could be done, perpetual motion. I had a vision of a un resist able windmill. – Howard Finster

55343. When I’m makin’ lectures to these universities, I tell ’em I like that little building because when I run short a audience, if I can get three people in there I’ve got a good crowd. – Howard Finster

55344. But no work from a first rate mind is ever really second rate. – Gerald Finzi

55345. There is no room in the world, as you say, for second rate work. – Gerald Finzi

55346. I would love to have children, yes. Maybe even adopt them. I’m not sure that I should pass on my genes. – Linda Fiorentino

55347. I never wear leather. – Linda Fiorentino

55348. All I’m thinking about today is cleaning my bathroom. – Linda Fiorentino

55349. As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom. – Linda Fiorentino

55350. Chazz Palminteri is just the ultimate screen husband. – Linda Fiorentino

55351. He allowed us to choreograph the sex scenes. – Linda Fiorentino

55352. I’ve been in the bargain basement of the movie business. – Linda Fiorentino

55353. I go to bed with men, not boys. – Linda Fiorentino

55354. Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already. – Linda Fiorentino

55355. I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy. – Linda Fiorentino

55356. I’m convinced my mother only had sex eight times. – Linda Fiorentino

55357. If I’m not afraid when I’m reading a script, that means I know I’ve done it before. If I read something and think, Wow, I can’t play this part, then I want to play it more. – Linda Fiorentino

55358. In the end it’s about the work, not an award you get for the work. – Linda Fiorentino

55359. It didn’t rain today, so I didn’t have to work. Why don’t you have to sit around and wait until it rains? – Linda Fiorentino

55360. I don’t look at scripts in terms of commerciality. I just look at the part, the people involved. – Linda Fiorentino

55361. People over 30 are interested in sex too, but they get real movies about it. – Linda Fiorentino

55362. You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I’ve had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom. – Linda Fiorentino

55363. They’re my favorite two words these days: Oscar reject. – Linda Fiorentino

55364. Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments. What could make us happier? – Linda Fiorentino

55365. Teens aren’t just interested in getting laid. I won’t believe that’s all they’re interested in. I have four younger sisters and they’re sick of being shown how they’re supposed to react in bed. – Linda Fiorentino

55366. My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled. – Carly Fiorina

55367. When our most important issue is the debt that we’re piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it’s pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars. – Carly Fiorina

55368. What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices. – Carly Fiorina

55369. Well, you know, I – again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government’s priorities. The federal government’s top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account. – Carly Fiorina

55370. This world is clearly emerging before our eyes. The shifts ahead, the opportunities ahead are massive. – Carly Fiorina

55371. The truth is, I’m proud of the life I’ve lived so far, and although I’ve made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets. – Carly Fiorina

55372. I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year. – Carly Fiorina

55373. The GAO just released a report that said 22 percent of federal programs fail to meet their objectives. The truth is we don’t know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington, D.C., which is why I think we ought to put every agency budget up on the Internet for everyone to see. – Carly Fiorina

55374. You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut. – Carly Fiorina

55375. Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system. – Carly Fiorina

55376. Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes. – Carly Fiorina

55377. I think the dot-com boom and bust represented the end of the beginning. The industry is more mature today. – Carly Fiorina

55378. I started out typing and filing and answering the phones for a little nine-person firm. And that nine-person firm gave me my chance to find my own way. – Carly Fiorina

55379. I am a conservative and proud of it. – Carly Fiorina

55380. Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes. – Carly Fiorina

55381. But ours was intended to be a citizen government. It is what of, by and for the people means. And when our most important issue in California is the creation of jobs, I think it’s quite helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate or in the governor’s seat who actually knows where jobs come from. – Carly Fiorina

55382. Most of the media… is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future. – Carly Fiorina

55383. Many people have asked me how I feel about losing my job. – Carly Fiorina

55384. She made a ravishing corpse. – Ronald Firbank

55385. To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating. – Ronald Firbank

55386. The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain. – Ronald Firbank

55387. It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. – Harvey S. Firestone

55388. The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people. – Harvey S. Firestone

55389. You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself. – Harvey S. Firestone

55390. Thought, not money, is the real business capital. – Harvey S. Firestone

55391. The way of the pioneer is always rough. – Harvey S. Firestone

55392. Success is the sum of details. – Harvey S. Firestone

55393. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. – Harvey S. Firestone

55394. Our company is built on people – those who work for us, and those we do business with. – Harvey S. Firestone

55395. Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas. – Harvey S. Firestone

55396. I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. – Harvey S. Firestone

55397. I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it’s making money or not. I can just tell by the way it’s being run and by the spirit of the workers. – Harvey S. Firestone

55398. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset. – Harvey S. Firestone

55399. Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities, and then back again. – Ruth First

55400. Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves – the areas set aside in law for African occupation – as early as 1959 and 1960. – Ruth First

55401. In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss the progress of the book, for we were both on the list of persons banned from communicating with other banned persons. – Ruth First

55402. I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it’s a group of people I’m dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously. – Colin Firth

55403. I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I’m still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird. – Colin Firth

55404. I think that London is very much like that. I find there’s humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it’s a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive. – Colin Firth

55405. I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends. – Colin Firth

55406. I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree. – Colin Firth

55407. I haven’t had to struggle very much. I haven’t paid my dues. I think I have been lucky. – Colin Firth

55408. I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year. – Colin Firth

55409. I don’t want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it’s gone. I think it’s fine. – Colin Firth

55410. I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent. – Colin Firth

55411. My primary instinct as an actor is not the big transformation. It’s thrilling if a performer can do that well, but that’s not me. Often with actors, it’s a case of witnessing a big party piece but wondering afterwards, where’s the substance? – Colin Firth

55412. Forget trying to be sexy. That’s just gruesome. – Colin Firth

55413. My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem. – Colin Firth

55414. My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I’ve sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there’s no virtue in that; it’s the way one is raised. – Colin Firth

55415. I do notice that when I’ve been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments. – Colin Firth

55416. I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast. – Colin Firth

55417. I absolutely don’t care about my looks and I’m so used to them that I wouldn’t change a thing. I would end up missing my defects. – Colin Firth

55418. Hollywood hasn’t aggressively pursued me. Neither have I aggressively pursued Hollywood. – Colin Firth

55419. I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better – or a lot worse. – Colin Firth

55420. My looks aren’t something that come dazzlingly through in everything I do. I can be made to look one way or the other fairly easily… I am still not recognised on the street that much. – Colin Firth

55421. I’d love to try my hand at something else. – Colin Firth

55422. I do think I’m a character actor. – Colin Firth

55423. Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real. – Colin Firth

55424. Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering. – Colin Firth

55425. My grandmother was a minister as well, which was not that common in the 1930s. – Colin Firth

55426. Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream of doing something other than what they’re doing. – Colin Firth

55427. One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor. – Colin Firth

55428. It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser or something so there’s usually something that you seem to associate yourself with at one time or another. – Colin Firth

55429. In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me. – Colin Firth

55430. If you don’t mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there. – Colin Firth

55431. I’m not patient, and some things drive me crazy. In my work, I get incredibly upset when people don’t get it right or don’t respect others’ needs. – Colin Firth

55432. As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I’m not greedy for that stuff. – Colin Firth

55433. We’ve always been involved with America – I have a son who lives there and it’s a big part of my life. – Colin Firth

55434. To be bothered wherever you go – it’s not a rational thing to want at all. – Colin Firth

55435. People have the idea of missionaries as going out with the Bible and hitting natives with it. It’s not really what they were doing. They were all doing something rather different. – Colin Firth

55436. The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I’m not denying they exist. But it’s a far more philistine country than people think. – Colin Firth

55437. The last thing I would attempt to do is to buy clothes for a child I didn’t know well. – Colin Firth

55438. They’re not bombarding me with offers, although the ones that have come along have been too preposterous to contemplate, so it’s not as if I spend every day resisting $20 million pay cheques. – Colin Firth

55439. All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. – Bobby Fischer

55440. America is totally under control of the Jews, you know. I mean, look what they’re doing in Yugoslavia. – Bobby Fischer

55441. Chess is life. – Bobby Fischer

55442. I like the moment when I break a man’s ego. – Bobby Fischer

55443. As there is oppression of the majority such oppression will be fought with increasing hatred. – Bram Fischer

55444. I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so. – Bram Fischer

55445. I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me. – Bram Fischer

55446. If in my fight I can encourage even some people to understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow, I shall not regret any punishment I may incur. – Bram Fischer

55447. The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see. – Bram Fischer

55448. Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member. – Bram Fischer

55449. When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were. – Bram Fischer

55450. It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone. – Edmond H. Fischer

55451. We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two “Eds” are better than one. – Edmond H. Fischer

55452. I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments. – Edmond H. Fischer

55453. In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. – Ernst Fischer

55454. As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man. – Ernst Fischer

55455. To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature. – Ernst Fischer

55456. I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. – Ernst Fischer

55457. If you can’t pay for a thing, don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it, don’t sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don’t wait for time. – Ernst Fischer

55458. The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster. – Ernst Fischer

55459. I declare myself an Austrian and a European. A united Europe will be a peaceful Europe. – Heinz Fischer

55460. We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past. – Heinz Fischer

55461. The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. – John Fischer

55462. What this country needs is radicals who will stay that way regardless of the creeping years. – John Fischer

55463. The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don’t see the person who is representing Europe. – Joschka Fischer

55464. We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained. – Joschka Fischer

55465. Everybody is talking today about the economy. – Joschka Fischer

55466. I don’t believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries. – Joschka Fischer

55467. Solutions must be based on compromises. – Joschka Fischer

55468. A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It’s a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process. – Joschka Fischer

55469. The situation in Iraq is dangerous but the regional situation is also very complicated and precarious. – Joschka Fischer

55470. The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible. – Joschka Fischer

55471. There are differences in the world community. But we have a common interest in a strong multilateral system. – Joschka Fischer

55472. There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system. – Joschka Fischer

55473. We are ready to train new Iraqi forces outside Iraq. We did it in Abu Dhabi. – Joschka Fischer

55474. We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework. – Joschka Fischer

55475. India has been contributing very much to the reconstruction of Afghanistan; we are strongly engaged there. – Joschka Fischer

55476. We shouldn’t discuss the world of tomorrow in terms of becoming a balance to the United States. The real issue is whether the United States will define herself as part of the U.N. system-or not. – Joschka Fischer

55477. We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq! – Joschka Fischer

55478. We will not send troops. Germany is not committed to Iraq – we will not commit ourselves with troops. – Joschka Fischer

55479. What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal, so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security, jobs, education. – Joschka Fischer

55480. You must see the persons who are in charge – persons you can punish or vote for. – Joschka Fischer

55481. We had to move forward after the war and see the realities. – Joschka Fischer

55482. The practice of medicine is a thinker’s art the practice of surgery a plumber’s. – Martin H. Fischer

55483. Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer

55484. A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. – Martin H. Fischer

55485. A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. – Martin H. Fischer

55486. A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. – Martin H. Fischer

55487. Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. – Martin H. Fischer

55488. Don’t confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science. – Martin H. Fischer

55489. Don’t despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof. – Martin H. Fischer

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55490. We humans are the greatest of earth’s parasites. – Martin H. Fischer

55491. First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef. – Martin H. Fischer

55492. When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors. – Martin H. Fischer

55493. I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five. – Martin H. Fischer

55494. In diagnosis think of the easy first. – Martin H. Fischer

55495. In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science. – Martin H. Fischer

55496. None of the great discoveries was made by a ‘specialist’ or a ‘researcher’. – Martin H. Fischer

55497. Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these – it’s a state of mind. – Martin H. Fischer

55498. The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty – not marble floors and foundations. – Martin H. Fischer

55499. There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs – they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves. – Martin H. Fischer

55500. Facts are not science – as the dictionary is not literature. – Martin H. Fischer

55501. Whenever ideas fail, men invent words. – Martin H. Fischer

55502. You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage. – Martin H. Fischer

55503. A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking. – Martin Henry Fischer

55504. Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat. – Martin Henry Fischer

55505. Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. – Martin Henry Fischer

55506. Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. – Martin Henry Fischer

55507. If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. – Hamilton Fish

55508. I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good. – Michael Fish

55509. Reports of a hurricane are unfounded. – Michael Fish

55510. The jet stream is the controlling influence over the world’s weather systems. – Michael Fish

55511. It is always incorrect to assume you can know what someone’s moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories. – Stanley Fish

55512. Belief and knowledge are considered to be two different things. But they are not. – Stanley Fish

55513. We in universities are not in the democracy business. What we do, when we’re doing it, is teach and learn. – Stanley Fish

55514. Many people on the political left found my work psychologically liberating. They began to say: once you realize that standards emerge historically, then you can see through and discard all the norms to which we have been falsely enslaved. – Stanley Fish

55515. It is of no help to us that there is an absolute truth of the matter of things because unfortunately, none of us are in a position to say definitively what that is – although we all think that we are. – Stanley Fish

55516. Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point is to inquire into its structure, history, influence and so forth. But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of introducing it is to recruit your students for the political agenda it may be thought to imply. – Stanley Fish

55517. I do not support abortion rights. Although what I would support in this vexed area is not clear to me. – Stanley Fish

55518. I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact. – Stanley Fish

55519. In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests. It offers a stance that is defensive, cowardly and likely to be ineffective. – Stanley Fish

55520. I certainly believe that being in contact with one’s spirit and nurturing one’s spirit is as important as nurturing one’s body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit. – Laurence Fishburne

55521. I think everyone is very surprised at how ‘Matrix’ has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is. – Laurence Fishburne

55522. I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point. – Laurence Fishburne

55523. I’ve played a lot of bad guys, ’cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went “Oooh.” – Laurence Fishburne

55524. Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life. – Laurence Fishburne

55525. Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. – Laurence Fishburne

55526. You know, whatever happens between the two of us that’s created when we come together as actors is not something I think we can explain. – Laurence Fishburne

55527. A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. – Elizabeth Fishel

55528. Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be. – Elizabeth Fishel

55529. Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. – Elizabeth Fishel

55530. I don’t want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I’m not interested in doing that anymore. – Carrie Fisher

55531. The manic end of is a lot of fun. – Carrie Fisher

55532. Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. – Carrie Fisher

55533. People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big of a hit. Yes, we all knew. The only one who didn’t know was George. – Carrie Fisher

55534. Now I say I’m a diarist with an explanation I’ll get back to you on. Someday I may try and write in memoir form. – Carrie Fisher

55535. I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It’s like being a diabetic. – Carrie Fisher

55536. Leia follows me like a vague smell. – Carrie Fisher

55537. You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well. – Carrie Fisher

55538. Kevin Smith is a very challenging conversationalist and Jay has many great stories. – Carrie Fisher

55539. Instant gratification takes too long. – Carrie Fisher

55540. I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive. – Carrie Fisher

55541. I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress. – Carrie Fisher

55542. I think of my body as a side effect of my mind. – Carrie Fisher

55543. I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing. – Carrie Fisher

55544. I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. – Carrie Fisher

55545. I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life. – Carrie Fisher

55546. Drugs made me feel more normal. – Carrie Fisher

55547. As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t. – Carrie Fisher

55548. I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like. – Carrie Fisher

55549. I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened – that I might have killed myself. – Carrie Fisher

55550. Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55551. Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55552. Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature . – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55553. Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55554. She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times! – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55555. If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55556. A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnessary. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55557. One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

55558. In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely. – Geoffrey Fisher

55559. Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven’t found your soul. – Geoffrey Fisher

55560. This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven. – Geoffrey Fisher

55561. The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder. – Geoffrey Fisher

55562. Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book. – Geoffrey Fisher

55563. Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. – Geoffrey Fisher

55564. In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man’s ultimate responsibility is to God alone. – Geoffrey Fisher

55565. I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them. – Geoffrey Fisher

55566. I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning’s letters. – Geoffrey Fisher

55567. My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring. – Geoffrey Fisher

55568. Once you start, there is no end to who is to go in and who is to be left out. – Geoffrey Fisher

55569. Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. – Irving Fisher

55570. The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value. – Irving Fisher

55571. All I know is that I’ve ruled out wearing fairy wings. When I was nine I wanted to get married in fairy wings, and now I realize that’s not cool anymore. – Isla Fisher

55572. I crashed my boyfriend’s birthday when I was 12 years old. He didn’t invite me and so I showed up. – Isla Fisher

55573. You want the best for your kid, but everybody’s career is completely different in this industry. – Joely Fisher

55574. I was a backstage kid. I was in the wings looking out. – Joely Fisher

55575. I was like a race horse, just trying to get into the world. – Joely Fisher

55576. I was up until all hours of the night, listening to stories, meeting great old comedians. – Joely Fisher

55577. I’m always on the quest for something delicious and healthful. – Joely Fisher

55578. I’m obsessed with cooking shows, even though they make everything look so easy when it isn’t. – Joely Fisher

55579. I’m sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose. – Joely Fisher

55580. I’ve never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did. – Joely Fisher

55581. It’s challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise. – Joely Fisher

55582. Skiing makes me feel great, and it gives my legs such an incredible workout. – Joely Fisher

55583. I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology. – Joely Fisher

55584. My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity. – Joely Fisher

55585. But unfortunately, when you have a kid, you sometimes eat everything they leave behind. So far today I’ve had some of her leftover pancakes with peanut butter. – Joely Fisher

55586. I stay in my own little zone, and that’s good for me. – Joely Fisher

55587. At this point, I wouldn’t be able to digest meat, and I don’t like eating things with faces. – Joely Fisher

55588. I am still learning every day not to watch other people’s careers and compare. – Joely Fisher

55589. I am vegetarian, though, and so is my family. – Joely Fisher

55590. I definitely have a Fisher voice. – Joely Fisher

55591. I don’t believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet. – Joely Fisher

55592. I just believe that whatever you put into your system you’re going to see on your face and your body. – Joely Fisher

55593. I knew from the time I could walk that I wanted to be an actor. – Joely Fisher

55594. I loved psychology and I loved history. – Joely Fisher

55595. I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili. – Joely Fisher

55596. I didn’t finish college, which is really weird because they awarded me the Alumni of Distinction recently. – Joely Fisher

55597. The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility. – John Arbuthnot Fisher

55598. All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them. – John Fisher

55599. My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect. – John Fisher

55600. More than 15 percent of the jobs in Ohio are tied in some way to agriculture. A strong agriculture means a strong economy. – John Fisher

55601. In today’s economy, it’s more common to need two incomes to raise a family. – John Fisher

55602. David wasn’t thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God sat before him. – John Fisher

55603. I like big, secure companies. I know what they do for a living. When I see their names on my monthly statement I know how they make their money. – John Fisher

55604. There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. – M. F. K. Fisher

55605. Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring. – M. F. K. Fisher

55606. Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures. – M. F. K. Fisher

55607. War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist. – M. F. K. Fisher

55608. Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken. – M. F. K. Fisher

55609. I can no more think of my own life without thinking of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes and where I opened the oldest procurable bottles, and all that, than I can remember living before I breathed. – M. F. K. Fisher

55610. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it. – M. F. K. Fisher

55611. Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. – M. F. K. Fisher

55612. Natural selection is not evolution. – Ronald Fisher

55613. We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions. – Ronald Fisher

55614. To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of. – Ronald Fisher

55615. To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of. – Ronald Fisher

55616. The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem, but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic. – Ronald Fisher

55617. Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability. – Ronald Fisher

55618. In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism has been found in research. – Ronald Fisher

55619. I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences. – Ronald Fisher

55620. The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles. – Ronald Fisher

55621. The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage. – Terence Fisher

55622. There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course. – Terence Fisher

55623. We’re not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses. – Terence Fisher

55624. The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it ‘s disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice. – Terence Fisher

55625. One blob of red in the wrong place and the audience isn’t looking at the hero, they’re looking at a patch of curtain (or something similar) and your whole effect is lost. – Terence Fisher

55626. He ‘s ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn’t succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it’s a great excuse. – Terence Fisher

55627. Certainly Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. And if this erotic quality hadn’t come out we’d have been very disappointed. – Terence Fisher

55628. Do I believe in the supernatural? Oh yes, certainly. I can’t believe, I can’t accept that you die and that’s the end. Physically maybe it is a fact. But there’s something about the mind that’s more than that. – Terence Fisher

55629. The process is very gradual, you see. At first there’s the tainted stage; they know what will eventually happen to them if they go on but they say, ‘Oh God, don’t do it to me do it again, please, please.’ – Terence Fisher

55630. Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks. – Jon Fishman

55631. But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude. – Jon Fishman

55632. When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin. – Jon Fishman

55633. When I go on stage man I just want people to have fun, I don’t want people to think about their problems, I want people to get energy and nutrition and food from that so they can go back into the real world and work on their problems. – Jon Fishman

55634. We like where we live and we wanna participate in our neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to- we’re not like benevolent- it’s pretty basic. – Jon Fishman

55635. The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren’t by a long shot the biggest influence. – Jon Fishman

55636. Phish has never had anything to do with any trends at all in America. – Jon Fishman

55637. People are trying to live freely outside of, or within a system that maybe for them on a day-to-day level isn’t as free… I definitely think we’re positively orientated. – Jon Fishman

55638. Madonna is a pro. I don’t like her and have no respect for her but- I don’t think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her. – Jon Fishman

55639. I just wanted to say one more thing: I also think that when you go to play music, you’re there to play music. – Jon Fishman

55640. Nirvana was like that- Nirvana was like the only band to come out of that- it was like the same thing, Seattle was like this whole scene and it was like this big scene that was thrust upon America. – Jon Fishman

55641. I don’t know how you can go your whole life and not listen once to Bob Marley – what’s the point? – Jon Fishman

55642. I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands. – Jon Fishman

55643. I think it’s like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we’re free to pretty much do what we want. – Jon Fishman

55644. I think that generally music should be a positive thing, I like Bob Marley’s attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music, and when he went to a place he didn’t go to play, he went to conquer. – Jon Fishman

55645. I think that Phish has been a band, we’ve all had- I’ve had a great life growing up and everybody in my band’s had a really good life, none of us have got anything to complain about at all. – Jon Fishman

55646. I think that you really don’t have a choice, when you see that things are wrong the only choice you really have is to just do what you can to make it better. – Jon Fishman

55647. For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life. – Jon Fishman

55648. Where we’re living we have a certain amount of our profit every year it’s like a percentage 5 or 7% or something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things. – Jon Fishman

55649. You’re not there to spread any particular- if you’re Bob Marley you’re there to spread a message, but very few people can do that effectively without shoving opinions down someone’s throat. – Jon Fishman

55650. You look at the fact that for millions of years species on earth have been developing and we’ve been knocking them off at like a hundred a day. – Jon Fishman

55651. It’s funny. Some people remember that a lot more than I do. I remember certain parts of it, and if everybody who mentioned that to me had been to the game who said they were at the game, there’d be 800,000 people at that game, I think. – Carlton Fisk

55652. It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. – Carlton Fisk

55653. It was just one of those moments in the universe that was mine. – Carlton Fisk

55654. I knew it was gonna go out. It was just a question of it being fair or foul. The wind must have carried it 15 feet toward the foul pole. I just stood there and watched. I didn’t want to miss seeing it go out. – Carlton Fisk

55655. And then after that, running around the bases, it was just one of those things. You couldn’t believe what happened to you. And I look back on it, it’s almost like it happened to somebody else. – Carlton Fisk

55656. A million years went by quick. – Carlton Fisk

55657. I always looked up there, because I remember a time when the only things on the walls in Fenway were the Jimmy Fund sign and the retired numbers. Never in a million years did you think you’d ever be up there with those guys. – Carlton Fisk

55658. The ’70s were a time of turmoil and turnover. But I grew up here. I always wanted to play here. – Carlton Fisk

55659. When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden. – Robert Fisk

55660. Tanks come in two forms: the dangerous, deadly kind and the “liberating” kind. – Robert Fisk

55661. I don’t know what happens if they get bin Laden. I’m much more interested in what happens if they don’t get bin Laden. – Robert Fisk

55662. It’s a journalist’s job to be a witness to history. We’re not there to worry about ourselves. We’re there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out. – Robert Fisk

55663. President Bush will come here and there will be new “friends” of America to open a new relationship with the world, new economic fortunes for those who “liberated” them. – Robert Fisk

55664. The Americans may think they have ‘liberated’ Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves – they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty – seem to have a different idea what liberation means. – Robert Fisk

55665. U.S. journalists I don’t think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government’s policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive. – Robert Fisk

55666. The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I’m going back to Virginia. – Schuyler Fisk

55667. Is it honest for me to go and sit there on communion day and drink the wine and eat the bread while feeling it all to be mummery? – John Fiske

55668. One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere. – John Fiske

55669. Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed. – John Fiske

55670. The persecuting spirit has its origin… in the assumption that one’s own opinions are infallibly correct. – John Fiske

55671. The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture. – John Fiske

55672. We now witness the constructive work on a foundation that will endure through the ages. That foundation is the god of science – revealed to us in terms that will harmonize with our intelligence. – John Fiske

55673. We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ. – John Fiske

55674. Above all, ignore the audience. – Minnie Maddern Fiske

55675. People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater. – Minnie Maddern Fiske

55676. This is an age of specialization, and in such an age the repertory theater is an anachronism, a ludicrous anachronism. – Minnie Maddern Fiske

55677. I based in Brazil, Sao Paulo, but I come very often to the states, and I travel all over the world. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55678. The racing driver’s mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55679. You had to decompress the pressure before the race. I taught my heart to relax. I lay down before the race. It gave me more energy just before the race. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55680. You have to visualize a second or two ahead of your car what line you are taking, what you are going to do, before you get there because it comes too fast. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55681. You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55682. When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult. And Bobby Unser. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55683. To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it! – Emerson Fittipaldi

55684. There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55685. I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55686. I was extremely aggressive from the start. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55687. I wanted to be the best in the world. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55688. I think with new president Chris Pook of CART, he is very active and strong. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55689. I know if someone is coming from my right side. I could feel it. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55690. I go to see grand prix every year, and I watch every race on TV for sure. I probably go to three or four CART races and three or four Formula One races. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55691. I have to accept risk as a racing driver. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55692. Indy car racing is much more aggressive. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55693. Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55694. Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55695. A racing driver has to be a good driver. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55696. I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world. – Emerson Fittipaldi

55697. It’s a very insular political community up there. I think the court’s part of that and they’re protecting their own. There’s no justice in Vermont today. – Tom Fitton

55698. We want to shut down the day laborer site. This day laborer site undermines and violates federal immigration law, and it can’t go forward. – Tom Fitton

55699. I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled; That every Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head. – Edward Fitzgerald

55700. Think then you are Today what Yesterday you were – Tomorrow you shall not be less. – Edward Fitzgerald

55701. The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one. – Edward Fitzgerald

55702. The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Here or There as strikes the Player goes. – Edward Fitzgerald

55703. Taste is the feminine of genius. – Edward Fitzgerald

55704. Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who Before us pass’d the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road Which to discover we must travel too. – Edward Fitzgerald

55705. If you can prove to me that one miracle took place, I will believe he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple. – Edward Fitzgerald

55706. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. – Edward Fitzgerald

55707. I came like Water, and like Wind I go. – Edward Fitzgerald

55708. I am all for the short and merry life. – Edward Fitzgerald

55709. And much as Wine has played the Infidel, And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell. – Edward Fitzgerald

55710. Ah, take the Cash in hand and waive the Rest. – Edward Fitzgerald

55711. A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou. – Edward Fitzgerald

55712. There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might see. – Edward Fitzgerald

55713. I come like Water, and like Wind I go. – Edward Fitzgerald

55714. I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns. – Ella Fitzgerald

55715. The only thing better than singing is more singing. – Ella Fitzgerald

55716. It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts. – Ella Fitzgerald

55717. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

55718. Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55719. There are no second acts in American lives. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55720. The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55721. The victor belongs to the spoils. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55722. The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55723. To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55724. The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55725. The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55726. To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55727. Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55728. Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55729. The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55730. When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55731. Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55732. You can stroke people with words. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55733. You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55734. What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years? – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55735. A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55736. The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55737. A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55738. Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55739. Action is character. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55740. Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55741. After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55742. All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55743. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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55744. Only remember west of the Mississippi it’s a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55745. Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55746. Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55747. Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you’ll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55748. Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55749. Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55750. Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane… There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55751. My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55752. His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55753. I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55754. I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55755. I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55756. In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55757. It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55758. It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55759. It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55760. It’s not a slam at you when people are rude, it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55761. Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55762. Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55763. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55764. No decent career was ever founded on a public. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55765. No such thing as a man willing to be honest – that would be like a blind man willing to see. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55766. Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55767. Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55768. Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55769. Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55770. No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55771. Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55772. Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55773. Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55774. Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55775. First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55776. For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55777. Forgotten is forgiven. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55778. Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55779. Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55780. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55781. However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is – in other words, not a thing, but a think. – Penelope Fitzgerald

55782. If they don’t depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips. – Penelope Fitzgerald

55783. This is a race in a heavily Democratic state that, for a Republican candidate, will require full-time devotion in order to win… I could not be a senator and a father during this campaign. I could only be a candidate. – Peter G. Fitzgerald

55784. Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too. – Robert Fitzgerald

55785. I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer’s sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below. – Robert Fitzgerald

55786. Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation. – Robert Fitzgerald

55787. What the translator – myself in particular – does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing. – Robert Fitzgerald

55788. Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek. – Robert Fitzgerald

55789. Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect. – Robert Fitzgerald

55790. Well, maybe so, although I don’t think I am particularly gifted in languages. In fact, oddly enough, it may have something to do with my being slow at languages. – Robert Fitzgerald

55791. Yes, living voices in a living language, so it seemed to us. – Robert Fitzgerald

55792. There must of course be a relationship between translating and making poems of your own, but what it is I just don’t know. – Robert Fitzgerald

55793. The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it. – Robert Fitzgerald

55794. The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer. – Robert Fitzgerald

55795. The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one’s making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don’t see how you can do it otherwise. – Robert Fitzgerald

55796. That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way. – Robert Fitzgerald

55797. I think that everyone who took part has always been grateful for it. – Robert Fitzgerald

55798. One should indeed read Pope with his notes available, in the Twickenham edition possibly, to see what a vast amount he did understand about Homer. – Robert Fitzgerald

55799. Homer’s whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear. – Robert Fitzgerald

55800. I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition. – Robert Fitzgerald

55801. In a way you can feel that the poet actually is looking over your shoulder, and you say to yourself, now, how would this go for him? Would this do or not? – Robert Fitzgerald

55802. In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make use of the Latin element in our vocabulary. – Robert Fitzgerald

55803. Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question. Maybe he needs discouragement. In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement, the most discouragement possible. – Robert Fitzgerald

55804. Now, the language that had grown up and formed itself on those principles is what one is dealing with, and the problem is to bring a work of art in that medium into another medium formed on different principles and heard and understood in a different way. – Robert Fitzgerald

55805. Of course the other and more serious way in which it all happens is that one finds in poems and language some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce. – Robert Fitzgerald

55806. I think there are perhaps two ways in which one can begin. – Robert Fitzgerald

55807. By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55808. Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name, seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55809. Youth doesn’t need friends – it only needs crowds. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55810. We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55811. Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55812. I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55813. It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves. – Zelda Fitzgerald

55814. Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth. – Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

55815. A good ad should be like a good sermon: It must not only comfort the afflicted, it also must afflict the comfortable. – Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

55816. Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago? – Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

55817. Make no mistake; child predation on the Internet is a growing problem. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55818. Parents have the ability to screen their children’s Internet access at home. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55819. These sites have torn down the geographical divide that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming, allowing instant communication and connections to take place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55820. The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55821. The Internet has brought communities across the globe closer together through instant communication. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55822. The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55823. The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death – a tax on money that has already been taxed. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55824. The drug plans our seniors choose will define their health care options for years to come. If they do not make a decision and wait until the May 15 deadline passes, they will face penalties and higher prices for the drugs that they need. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55825. The best defense against these people is to educate parents and children of the dangers that come along with the Internet and by limiting access to certain sites during the school day. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55826. The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55827. Terrorists have already attacked our Nation once. There is every reason to believe that they will try again – possibly with a weapon of mass destruction; a weapon that could be smuggled into our ports. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55828. Today, credit rating agencies rate companies, countries and bonds. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55829. Predators will look for any way to talk to children online whether through sites like Myspace, instant messaging, or even online games. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55830. Despite the administration’s long public information campaign, for many months polls have consistently indicated only 37 percent of those eligible for Medicare say they only partially understand the program. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55831. Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55832. Our teachers are responsible for our children’s welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55833. Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks as the sixth most popular English language website and the eighth most popular site in the world. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55834. Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55835. I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55836. However, the Medicare prescription drug benefit has changed, and if the nearly 3,000 seniors I have met through 12 town halls can represent a sample of opinion, many seniors do not yet understand the prescription drug program and do not plan to sign up for coverage. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55837. Dying should not be a taxable event. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55838. Back then, the excise tax was designed to be a luxury tax for people who owned telephones. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55839. Anyone can use these sites – companies and colleges, teachers and students, young and old all make use of networking sites to connect with people electronically to share pictures, information, course work, and common interests. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55840. Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55841. Telephones are a virtual necessity – not a luxury – and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55842. As the father of six children, I know very well the challenges technology poses to our families. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55843. Traditionally, Medicare’s assurance has been that for the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will not be alone when confronted with the full burden of their health care costs. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55844. Although Customs and Border Protection analyzes cargo and other information to target specific shipments for closer inspection, it still physically inspects only a small fraction of the containers under its purview. – Mike Fitzpatrick

55845. Whether you’re winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can’t change because of the circumstances around you. – Cotton Fitzsimmons

55846. The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness. – Marlin Fitzwater

55847. The White House is a strange place. – Marlin Fitzwater

55848. This strategy represents our policy for all time. Until it’s changed. – Marlin Fitzwater

55849. We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55850. And don’t consult anyone’s opinions but your own. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55851. Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55852. He conquers who endures. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55853. Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases? – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55854. Oh, what a void there is in things. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55855. Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55856. Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing. – Aulus Persius Flaccus

55857. I have been on diets that were supervised by doctors, that were carefully supervised where I lost weight. – Roberta Flack

55858. That’s a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty. – Roberta Flack

55859. As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it’s important that we use that voice wisely. – Roberta Flack

55860. I didn’t know how well my first album had done; it was enough to get me to do the second album, which was a continuation of the music I’d worked on and perfected. – Roberta Flack

55861. I’ve been overweight all my life. – Roberta Flack

55862. My hope is that out of all the anger and seeming hostility that we hear in some of today’s music will come some sort of coalition that will become politically involved. – Roberta Flack

55863. Once you’re successful with a certain kind of music, it’s hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful. – Roberta Flack

55864. Our criteria for deciding what’s good and what’s bad is very fickle, especially in this country. – Roberta Flack

55865. Remember: Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you’re not walking in it, go find it. Love the light. – Roberta Flack

55866. So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize – yours, not anybody else’s. – Roberta Flack

55867. Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas. – Roberta Flack

55868. Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad. – Fannie Flagg

55869. Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you’re two steps ahead! – Fannie Flagg

55870. Strangely enough, the first character in Fried Green Tomatoes was the cafe, and the town. I think a place can be as much a character in a novel as the people. – Fannie Flagg

55871. Helping others is like helping yourself. – Henry Flagler

55872. We’ve been seeing some good things from Randy. We’re starting to see that Randy Johnson attitude that we’ve been looking forward to seeing. – John Flaherty

55873. Sometimes you have to lie. One often has to distort a thing to catch its true spirit. – Robert J. Flaherty

55874. There’s a saying among prospectors: ‘Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find.’ – Robert J. Flaherty

55875. None of this was written to hurt anybody’s feelings. – Ric Flair

55876. When somebody has convinced you that you’re not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself. – Ric Flair

55877. To be the man, you gotta beat the man! – Ric Flair

55878. Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line. – Ric Flair

55879. I’m every woman’s dream and every man’s nightmare. – Ric Flair

55880. I can take more punishment than anyone in the business. – Ric Flair

55881. All the women want to be with me, all the men want to be like me. – Ric Flair

55882. Our government shouldn’t tell us where to travel and where not to travel. – Jeff Flake

55883. I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics. – Jeff Flake

55884. In an age of specialization people are proud to be able to do one thing well, but if that is all they know about, they are missing out on much else life has to offer. – Dennis Flanagan

55885. Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name. – Dennis Flanagan

55886. Science is what scientists do. – Dennis Flanagan

55887. One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly this problem of not being able to talk to scientists, because we don’t understand science; they can’t talk to us because they don’t understand anything else, poor dears. – Michael Flanders

55888. The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again! – Michael Flanders

55889. If God had intended us to fly he would have given us railways. – Michael Flanders

55890. Eating people is wrong. – Michael Flanders

55891. I’m a regular part of the TV audience world, and I know that I like shows that I would watch. And this is a series that I definitely would watch. And some episodes are better than others. – Joe Flanigan

55892. At one point in college I was so shy that I’d drop out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people. – Joe Flanigan

55893. If I’m going to fly for more than twenty feet it’s generally a good idea to get a stunt guy. – Joe Flanigan

55894. Learning what you don’t want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do. – Joe Flanigan

55895. I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I’m all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It’s what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it’s entertainment first, otherwise we’d be on a lecture circuit. – Joe Flanigan

55896. I wasn’t a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself. – Joe Flanigan

55897. I don’t like cruises. Period. My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat. – Joe Flanigan

55898. When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes. – Janet Flanner

55899. By jove, no wonder women don’t love war nor understand it, nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented. – Janet Flanner

55900. Genius is immediate, but talent takes time. – Janet Flanner

55901. I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks. – Janet Flanner

55902. I keep going over a sentence. I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it. – Janet Flanner

55903. She was built for crowds. She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table. – Janet Flanner

55904. I think what’s happening here is, there’s a group or maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now. – Grandmaster Flash

55905. Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls and do mischievous things, your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my bedroom in search of something. – Grandmaster Flash

55906. So what I’m trying to say is from a musical aspect for anybody to say that whatever they’re doing in Florida is not Hip Hop or whatever they’re doing in LA is not Hip Hop, who are these people to say that? – Grandmaster Flash

55907. The type of mixing that was out then was blending from one record to the next or waiting for the record to go off and wait for the jock to put the needle back on. – Grandmaster Flash

55908. We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down. We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other. We’re all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop. – Grandmaster Flash

55909. We can even sing off key, but if it’s produced properly it can be a hit. – Grandmaster Flash

55910. We gotta stop fighting amongst each other. I think the only rift should be when take it the stage and try to out perform each other. – Grandmaster Flash

55911. I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you’re recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song. – Grandmaster Flash

55912. Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You’re writing for the public. – Grandmaster Flash

55913. What has happened is that to some degree they have taken an attitude where they don’t listen to demos of diverse subject matters. They’re looking for demos like the record the guy on the left just did. – Grandmaster Flash

55914. As an individual I was known as the DJ or the mixer. – Grandmaster Flash

55915. Hip Hop has become real constrained. The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished. – Grandmaster Flash

55916. For us to keep claiming this isn’t Hip Hop and that isn’t Hip Hop doesn’t make sense to me. – Grandmaster Flash

55917. All you have to know is mathematically how many times to scratch it and when to let it go – when certain things will enhance the record you’re listening to. – Grandmaster Flash

55918. For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that’s not Hip Hop, that is not the way the formula was laid down. It was for the people who were going to continue take anything musically and string it along. – Grandmaster Flash

55919. For instance, if you’re playing a record with drums – horns would sound nice to enhance it so you get a record with horns and slip it in at certain times. – Grandmaster Flash

55920. Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn’t dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn’t buy those types of records. – Grandmaster Flash

55921. Disco B still rolls with me now. He’s still doing his thing. He does clubs in different places. He was very instrumental in helping me perfect my craft. – Grandmaster Flash

55922. But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it – that too was pretty scary. – Grandmaster Flash

55923. I had love for Breakout; I had love for Bambaataa. I had love for Kool Herc. – Grandmaster Flash

55924. Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success. – Michael Flatley

55925. I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can’t do that when I know I’ve got to dance. – Michael Flatley

55926. I’m proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing. – Michael Flatley

55927. Read much, but not many books. – Gustave Flaubert

55928. The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere. – Gustave Flaubert

55929. The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him. – Gustave Flaubert

55930. The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. – Gustave Flaubert

55931. Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. – Gustave Flaubert

55932. Style is as much under the words as in the words. It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work. – Gustave Flaubert

55933. Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant. – Gustave Flaubert

55934. Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. – Gustave Flaubert

55935. Read in order to live. – Gustave Flaubert

55936. Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry. – Gustave Flaubert

55937. Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. – Gustave Flaubert

55938. One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very blood of thought! – Gustave Flaubert

55939. The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens. – Gustave Flaubert

55940. One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness. – Gustave Flaubert

55941. The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. – Gustave Flaubert

55942. One mustn’t always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts, it is nothing without form. – Gustave Flaubert

55943. One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us. – Gustave Flaubert

55944. The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family. – Gustave Flaubert

55945. You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it. – Gustave Flaubert

55946. Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living. – Gustave Flaubert

55947. Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal. – Gustave Flaubert

55948. What is the beautiful, if not the impossible. – Gustave Flaubert

55949. What an elder sees sitting; the young can’t see standing. – Gustave Flaubert

55950. To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. – Gustave Flaubert

55951. There is no truth. There is only perception. – Gustave Flaubert

55952. The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded. – Gustave Flaubert

55953. The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. – Gustave Flaubert

55954. The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it. – Gustave Flaubert

55955. Of all lies, art is the least untrue. – Gustave Flaubert

55956. The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. – Gustave Flaubert

55957. One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes. – Gustave Flaubert

55958. The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. – Gustave Flaubert

55959. The future is the worst thing about the present. – Gustave Flaubert

55960. The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect. – Gustave Flaubert

55961. The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts. – Gustave Flaubert

55962. There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things. – Gustave Flaubert

55963. As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. – Gustave Flaubert

55964. Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion. – Gustave Flaubert

55965. One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels. – Gustave Flaubert

55966. Exuberance is better than taste. – Gustave Flaubert

55967. Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution. – Gustave Flaubert

55968. Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. – Gustave Flaubert

55969. Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature. – Gustave Flaubert

55970. Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars. – Gustave Flaubert

55971. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

55972. Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it. – Gustave Flaubert

55973. Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. – Gustave Flaubert

55974. Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. – Gustave Flaubert

55975. Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. – Gustave Flaubert

55976. All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry. – Gustave Flaubert

55977. A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man. – Gustave Flaubert

55978. A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss. – Gustave Flaubert

55979. A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. – Gustave Flaubert

55980. But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands. – Gustave Flaubert

55981. Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. – Gustave Flaubert

55982. One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness. – Gustave Flaubert

55983. Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that’s the one they invented when they got tired of all the others. – Gustave Flaubert

55984. Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. – Gustave Flaubert

55985. Madame Bovary is myself. – Gustave Flaubert

55986. I am a man-pen. I feel through the pen, because of the pen. – Gustave Flaubert

55987. Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying. – Gustave Flaubert

55988. Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity. – Gustave Flaubert

55989. I hate that which we have decided to call realism, even though I have been made one of its high priests. – Gustave Flaubert

55990. Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. – Gustave Flaubert

55991. I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. – Gustave Flaubert

55992. Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force. – Gustave Flaubert

55993. I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything, and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity. – Gustave Flaubert

55994. I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key. – Gustave Flaubert

55995. I love good sense above all, perhaps because I have none. – Gustave Flaubert

55996. I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly. – Gustave Flaubert

55997. It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs. – Gustave Flaubert

55998. I’m a real big celebrity. I’m this megastar. – Flavor Flav

55999. When I was in jail, I was a lot of people’s favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police. – Flavor Flav

56000. Honestly, Flav is not much of a video game player these days. BUT, I used to spend hours on Time Crisis. I beat all levels, man. – Flavor Flav

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