180000 famous quotes part 57 – 56001 to 57000

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180000 famous quotes part 57 – 56001 to 57000

56001. Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves. – John Flavel

56002. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. – John Flavel

56003. One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find. – Dan Flavin

56004. Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room’s composition. – Dan Flavin

56005. It is what it is, and it ain’t nothin’ else… Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered. – Dan Flavin

56006. A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance. – Dan Flavin

56007. My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light. – Dan Flavin

56008. I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me. – Bobby Flay

56009. There are so many great things about this business. Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone. – Bobby Flay

56010. The process and the great smells it produces make everyone hungry and get everyone’s mouth watering. And it gives men a chance to cook. – Bobby Flay

56011. My partner and I are looking at several locations on Park Avenue South and Midtown for a new restaurant space. – Bobby Flay

56012. If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She’s going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she’s around it all the time. – Bobby Flay

56013. I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it’s much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire. – Bobby Flay

56014. I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual. – Bobby Flay

56015. I guess I fell into cooking. – Bobby Flay

56016. Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved. – Bobby Flay

56017. Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer. – Bobby Flay

56018. Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using. – Bobby Flay

56019. It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick. – Bobby Flay

56020. So it doesn’t have to be happy music to be inspiring. – Bela Fleck

56021. They think the banjo can only be happy, but that’s not true. – Bela Fleck

56022. It was great as an actor to be given the story line I was given but I didn’t expect Craig to stay so it was a lovely twist when I found out they’d decided to keep him. – Richard Fleeshman

56023. I’ve never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn’t look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I’d been talking to! – Richard Fleeshman

56024. The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I’m not really a fan of Goth music. I’m more a piano and guitar man – that’s what I love. – Richard Fleeshman

56025. It still hasn’t sunk in that I’m going to be in Coronation Street. Everything about the role is brilliant and I’m working with some great people. – Richard Fleeshman

56026. I’m quite looking forward to the fact that people know me as Richard rather than Craig. – Richard Fleeshman

56027. I’m not really into gothic music, it’s not really my type of scene but each to their own. I listen to pretty much anything. – Richard Fleeshman

56028. I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I’m still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I’ve got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist. – Richard Fleeshman

56029. I trust my mum with anything. If I have a problem, my mum is always the first person I go to. – Richard Fleeshman

56030. I’ve never been out with any of the cast of Coronation Street. We’re all very close friends so it’s very much a professional attitude. – Richard Fleeshman

56031. Always think in terms of what the other person wants. – James Van Fleet

56032. I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money. – Lord Thomson of Fleet

56033. I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters. – Lord Thomson of Fleet

56034. As for editorial content, that’s the stuff you separate the ads with. – Lord Thomson of Fleet

56035. I’ve got money so I’m a Conservative. – Lord Thomson of Fleet

56036. At last a dream come true. The Instrument of Instruments. – Mick Fleetwood

56037. I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves. – Mick Fleetwood

56038. That creates the magic, and that’s the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is. – Mick Fleetwood

56039. There are no Kleenex boxes on these loops, just so you know. – Mick Fleetwood

56040. Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America’s economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens. – Ari Fleischer

56041. To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country. – Ari Fleischer

56042. There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest. – Ari Fleischer

56043. The greatest threat to the security of the people of North Korea comes from the government of North Korea. – Ari Fleischer

56044. The president welcomes peaceful protests – it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that’s why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm. – Ari Fleischer

56045. It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing. – Martin Fleischmann

56046. Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around – it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic. – Martin Fleischmann

56047. The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding. – Martin Fleischmann

56048. Stan and I funded the first phase of the work ourselves. It was secret. – Martin Fleischmann

56049. So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways – four major potential lines of research. – Martin Fleischmann

56050. Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous. – Martin Fleischmann

56051. One of my theme songs is that if you can’t do it in a test tube, don’t do it. – Martin Fleischmann

56052. I think British science is becoming more like American science – and then there is everybody else, I’m afraid. – Martin Fleischmann

56053. Now, of course, cold fusion is the daddy of them all in a way, in terms of value, so I think that viewed in a social way, from the point of social considerations and economics, it will tell you that this thing will stay around. – Martin Fleischmann

56054. You see, I am a very conventional scientist, really. – Martin Fleischmann

56055. Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection. – Martin Fleischmann

56056. It doesn’t matter whether you can or cannot achieve high temperature superconductivity or fuel cells, they will always be on the list because if you could achieve them they would be extremely valuable. – Martin Fleischmann

56057. I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else. – Martin Fleischmann

56058. I have had this view of the optimization of the electrode design for a long time. Historically we went through various phases in the work and eventually worked on large sheets – very large sheets – of palladium. – Martin Fleischmann

56059. I don’t suppose I’ll ever retire completely. – Martin Fleischmann

56060. I don’t know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars. – Martin Fleischmann

56061. I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work. – Martin Fleischmann

56062. At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some of the work which we have done in the past. – Martin Fleischmann

56063. American science is much more organized, much more hierarchical than British science has been. – Martin Fleischmann

56064. It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but – bearing in mind my age and medical history – I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward. – Martin Fleischmann

56065. If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature. – Martin Fleischmann

56066. It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual. – Alexander Fleming

56067. One sometimes finds what one is not looking for. – Alexander Fleming

56068. I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening. – Alexander Fleming

56069. A woman should be an illusion. – Ian Fleming

56070. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. – Ian Fleming

56071. Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch. – Ian Fleming

56072. Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time. – Ian Fleming

56073. You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. – Ian Fleming

56074. A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. – Ian Fleming

56075. We completely reject the theory of evolution. – John Ambrose Fleming

56076. Evolution is baseless and quite incredible. – John Ambrose Fleming

56077. The theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world. – John Ambrose Fleming

56078. When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight. – Peggy Fleming

56079. In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s, the Olympics were much more than just another event. – Peggy Fleming

56080. My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life. – Peggy Fleming

56081. Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul. – Peggy Fleming

56082. The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours. – Peggy Fleming

56083. The world went by, and we didn’t get caught up in all the other things, because we didn’t have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals. – Peggy Fleming

56084. Then came the choreography… the impact of music and choreography tends to really emphasize an overall feeling of what you really want out of the program. – Peggy Fleming

56085. We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn’t mean that you stopped being a woman. – Peggy Fleming

56086. When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance. – Peggy Fleming

56087. I think skating helped me find myself. – Peggy Fleming

56088. I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes. – Peggy Fleming

56089. As a young child, I played the violin. I think that that started the spark. – Peggy Fleming

56090. I really loved what the guys were doing more than anything, how high they jumped, how effortless it was. – Peggy Fleming

56091. Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for. – Peggy Fleming

56092. I want to keep my voice young, with nothing heavy. – Renee Fleming

56093. My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education. – Renee Fleming

56094. I don’t want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don’t achieve nearly what I want. – Renee Fleming

56095. I listen to archival and historic recordings. I love watching singers. I learned a lot from watching videos. – Renee Fleming

56096. No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen. – Renee Fleming

56097. One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don’t want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers. – Andrew Fletcher

56098. All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs. – Andrew Fletcher

56099. This foundational principle – that human beings derive their rights from God, rather than from the State, or any other source – is what made America different. – Ernie Fletcher

56100. Government cannot do everything, so we need to first decide what government ought to be doing, then figure out what it’s capable of doing, and then follow the jobs we choose to completion. – Ernie Fletcher

56101. We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity. – Ernie Fletcher

56102. State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy. – Ernie Fletcher

56103. My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren’t fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here. – Ernie Fletcher

56104. I would like this to be a new day. I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people’s business. – Ernie Fletcher

56105. I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political ‘gotcha.’ – Ernie Fletcher

56106. Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues. – Ernie Fletcher

56107. A government of, for and by the people, requires much from the people. – Ernie Fletcher

56108. Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation. – Ernie Fletcher

56109. Our acts our angels are, for good or ill, our fatal shadows that walk by us still. – John Fletcher

56110. Love’s tongue is in his eyes. – John Fletcher

56111. I find the medicine worse than the malady. – John Fletcher

56112. He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. – John Fletcher

56113. Go far – too far you cannot, still the farther. The more experience finds you: and go sparing. One meal a week will serve you, and one suit, through all your travels; for you’ll find it certain. – John Fletcher

56114. Drink today, and drown all sorrow; you shall perhaps not do tomorrow. – John Fletcher

56115. Deed, not words shall speak me. – John Fletcher

56116. The coward’s weapon, poison. – John Fletcher

56117. I want to thank my mother and my father for teaching me to have a dream. You are seeing my dream come true. – Louise Fletcher

56118. If I fell down and hurt myself, I never cried. There was no one to hear me. – Louise Fletcher

56119. That’s the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable. – Louise Fletcher

56120. She and my uncle were very sociable and would have a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever. The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests. I loved it. – Louise Fletcher

56121. Live television drama was like live theater, because you moved without thinking about the camera. It followed you around. In film you have to be more aware of what the camera is doing. – Louise Fletcher

56122. From the time I was very young, maybe five or six, I thought a lot about being an actress. I didn’t tell my friends about my ambitions, though, especially when I got older, because I thought they would not receive them well. I never talked about what I wanted to do. – Louise Fletcher

56123. Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right. – Louise Fletcher

56124. I really would rather have gone to New York, since all my training had been in theater, but I didn’t have the guts to go there alone. I knew only one person in New York, and that was a man. What I needed was a woman. That’s the way Southern girls thought. – Louise Fletcher

56125. Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education… no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. – Abraham Flexner

56126. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. – Abraham Flexner

56127. It was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible! – Tim Flock

56128. Back then the cars had a trap door that we could pull open with a chain to check our tire wear. – Tim Flock

56129. No, I am who I am. I’m not going to change for anybody. – Calista Flockhart

56130. I am definitely a dog person. I feel like Webster and I are very much alike. – Calista Flockhart

56131. I do wish my breasts were bigger. Not big… but less small. – Calista Flockhart

56132. I don’t watch the show – only bits and pieces of all of them. The only one I sat through was the pilot. – Calista Flockhart

56133. I embrace everything about Ally… I don’t particularly see her as a whiner. One week she’s tough, the next she’s really weak. I love that. She’s human. – Calista Flockhart

56134. I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind. – Calista Flockhart

56135. I think that the character that I’m playing now is so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven’t I haven’t felt like I had to worry about it at all. But I definitely wanted to make a different choice. – Calista Flockhart

56136. I’m close with my parents. I have a lot of acquaintances, but my very good close friends are few I can count my very good friends on one hand. And that’s how I like it to be. – Calista Flockhart

56137. I’ve been doing a lot of hiking, which I love. – Calista Flockhart

56138. It’s so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they’d laugh. – Calista Flockhart

56139. Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword. – Calista Flockhart

56140. Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously. – Calista Flockhart

56141. The only real indulgence was buying a house. That was a pretty big step. – Calista Flockhart

56142. Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs. – Calista Flockhart

56143. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever consciously come up with tricks and tools to, kind of, hide. I do think I’m a bit more vigilant, in terms of safety issues and things. And sometimes it is kind of nice to try to hold onto your anonymity. – Calista Flockhart

56144. What I say now is that the way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. People pat me on the head, and I go to myself, oh, and aren’t they going to be surprised. – Calista Flockhart

56145. Whenever you move, I think you lose your history. – Calista Flockhart

56146. So people think I’m lying about my age all the time? It’s the records that are wrong. I’ve never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say ‘That’s none of your business.’ So that means I’ve never once lied about my age. Now that’s true! – Calista Flockhart

56147. I’ve had a couple of long relationships. And I’ve had a couple of shorter relationships. – Calista Flockhart

56148. Actually, I take it as a compliment. Diva is a derivative of divine. That’s quite a title to carry around. – Calista Flockhart

56149. And when I first came out from New York, I hadn’t driven in a long time. Now I’m like Joe Speedster. – Calista Flockhart

56150. But I don’t like to, tell people how old I am. I like that to be a mystery. – Calista Flockhart

56151. But it kills me, this fascination with celebrities’ personal lives. – Calista Flockhart

56152. A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they’re very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what’s really important and not read them – don’t dive into it and don’t get caught up in it. – Calista Flockhart

56153. It was so difficult for the fans to understand my problems with baseball. – Curt Flood

56154. Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball. – Curt Flood

56155. The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry. – Curt Flood

56156. Remember when I told you about the American dream? That if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough and kicked yourself in the butt, you’d succeed? Well, I think I did, I think I did. – Curt Flood

56157. People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can’t do it. I’m too happy. – Curt Flood

56158. I’ll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice in every area of my life. – Curt Flood

56159. I’m a child of the sixties, I’m a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution. – Curt Flood

56160. If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person. – Curt Flood

56161. I was leaving probably one of the greatest organizations in hte world at that time for what was probably one of the least like, and, by God, this is America. – Curt Flood

56162. I’m a human being I’m not a piece of property. I am not a consignment of goods. – Curt Flood

56163. But I want you to know that what I’m doing here I’m doing as a ballplayer, a major league ballplayer. – Curt Flood

56164. Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it. – Curt Flood

56165. Baseball regards us as sheep. – Curt Flood

56166. And I’d be lying if I told you that as a black man in baseball I hadn’t gone through worse times than my teammates. – Curt Flood

56167. All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that’s what they were waiting for. – Curt Flood

56168. I’d often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded, because it happened many, many times. – Curt Flood

56169. I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame. – Curt Flood

56170. Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment. – Curt Flood

56171. I was told by the general manager that a white player had received a higher raise than me. Because white people required more money to live than black people. That is why I wasn’t going to get a raise. – Curt Flood

56172. I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom. – Fernando Flores

56173. A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring. – Fernando Flores

56174. But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care – which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well. – Fernando Flores

56175. Hope is the raw material of losers. – Fernando Flores

56176. I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances. – Fernando Flores

56177. I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story – about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power. – Fernando Flores

56178. Our best comes out when we have honest discussions. – Fernando Flores

56179. Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals. – Fernando Flores

56180. That’s why we’re doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don’t have anything against it (Halloween), but it’s not our tradition. – Fernando Flores

56181. When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past. – Fernando Flores

56182. When trust improves, the mood improves. – Fernando Flores

56183. You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks. – Fernando Flores

56184. You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. – Fernando Flores

56185. Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. – Fernando Flores

56186. A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance. – Tom Flores

56187. Wisdom sails with wind and time. – John Florio

56188. A good husband makes a good wife. – John Florio

56189. Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born. – John Florio

56190. England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses. – John Florio

56191. Night is the mother of thoughts. – John Florio

56192. Patience is the best medicine. – John Florio

56193. Who has not served cannot command. – John Florio

56194. Praise the sea, on shore remain. – John Florio

56195. I don’t know Bill Clinton as someone who needs to literally sexually harass a woman. I’m sure that he could have found many willing participants. – Gennifer Flowers

56196. I don’t think Bill is a role model for anyone. – Gennifer Flowers

56197. I’m a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation. I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable in certain forums discussing sex. – Gennifer Flowers

56198. There is something inherent in our democracy that tends to want to level. America is a little uncomfortable in the presence of someone who is distinctly superior in whatever way. – Carlisle Floyd

56199. Opera is given so little attention in the national press. – Carlisle Floyd

56200. You can’t possibly predict what will last or not. But once you attempt to write for the ages, you’re doomed. – Carlisle Floyd

56201. Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them. – Carlisle Floyd

56202. Most of the important composers in our country are clustered in the Northeast. – Carlisle Floyd

56203. People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don’t factor in the basic element that they’re humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses. – Carlisle Floyd

56204. Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one’s own personality. – Carlisle Floyd

56205. The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do. – Carlisle Floyd

56206. The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons. – Carlisle Floyd

56207. There’s the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don’t know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music. – Carlisle Floyd

56208. We don’t have access to a national forum that we had in those days, through the news magazines which were the television news of the time. It’s very disturbing to me that we’ve sort of been pushed to the corners. – Carlisle Floyd

56209. We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn’t. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them. – Carlisle Floyd

56210. What is American music? The most satisfying answer I’ve come across is that it was a kind of natural comfort with the vernacular which is diverse and regional; it’s not one particular set of sounds. – Carlisle Floyd

56211. When I’ve seen my operas in Europe, they have always struck me as more American than when I hear them here. I can’t tell you what that phenomenon is. – Carlisle Floyd

56212. If something is successful with the audience, it’s automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive! – Carlisle Floyd

56213. The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that’s grown up outside of the traditional core opera public. – Carlisle Floyd

56214. I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater. – Carlisle Floyd

56215. Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations. – Carlisle Floyd

56216. It’s amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience. – Carlisle Floyd

56217. America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn’t put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist. – Carlisle Floyd

56218. Anyone who creates something new or does something different artistically is going to be singled out. – Carlisle Floyd

56219. I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable. – Carlisle Floyd

56220. I think anything that is expressed directly and as honestly as possible will last. – Carlisle Floyd

56221. I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father. – Carlisle Floyd

56222. I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time, and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox treatment of the people and the period. – Carlisle Floyd

56223. I’ve never set out consciously to write American music. I don’t know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references. – Carlisle Floyd

56224. If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they’ll respond to it. – Carlisle Floyd

56225. If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so. – Carlisle Floyd

56226. It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else. – Carlisle Floyd

56227. It’s necessary to track characters all the way through an opera. If you’re dealing with more than one or two characters, it’s very easy to forget that the others have lives of their own that feed into the story. – Carlisle Floyd

56228. I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically. – Carlisle Floyd

56229. The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers. – Eddie Floyd

56230. Oh yeah, I know Johnnie Bassett. We were part of that whole thing. – Eddie Floyd

56231. I was just about 6 weeks old when we moved to Detroit. – Eddie Floyd

56232. People know me for up-tempo songs because of my hits. – Eddie Floyd

56233. I never thought I’d get a chance to sing with Wilson Pickett but we did. – Eddie Floyd

56234. Everybody had their fans and they were fans of all of them. – Eddie Floyd

56235. I go out with my band six months of the year and the rest of them with the Blues Brothers. – Eddie Floyd

56236. If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody. – Ray Floyd

56237. If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class. – Ray Floyd

56238. They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken. – Ray Floyd

56239. I’m used to the golf course playing soft, so tomorrow I’m going to have to pay attention a little bit more. – Raymond Floyd

56240. It’s going to you know, I can’t go out there and shoot par and win. Everybody is playing well, and I think you’ll have to go out tomorrow and have 4 , 5 , 6 under par probably. – Raymond Floyd

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56241. I guess what was going to come back came back on Monday. Of course now I’ve played a different golf course. I’ve played two practice rounds and two tournament rounds all kind of the same and now today I’ve played a different golf course. – Raymond Floyd

56242. How can you get tired of playing golf? – Raymond Floyd

56243. They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. – Raymond Floyd

56244. Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate. – William Floyd

56245. The Bible has done more harm than any other book in the world. – William Floyd

56246. The one thing you can’t do when you’re highly ranked is relax. – William Floyd

56247. You never know what you’re going to get as a receiver. – Darren Flutie

56248. I obviously have a lot of love and affection for the people of Hamilton from playing there for so long. – Darren Flutie

56249. That’s the way I like it because there’s no time to have nerves about it. You just run out and do it. – Doug Flutie

56250. The day I retire is the day I’ll feel old. I’m not there yet. – Doug Flutie

56251. But I’ll tell you this: When I lose my athleticism, it’s time to go. – Doug Flutie

56252. It’s nice to have a situation where you can make it fun. – Doug Flutie

56253. Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. – Errol Flynn

56254. I like my whisky old and my women young. – Errol Flynn

56255. It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper. – Errol Flynn

56256. My father was never anti-anything in our house. – Errol Flynn

56257. My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. – Errol Flynn

56258. The public has always expected me to be a playboy, and a decent chap never lets his public down. – Errol Flynn

56259. Women won’t let me stay single and I won’t let me stay married. – Errol Flynn

56260. These code authorities could regulate production, quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods, etc., under the supervision of the NRA. This was fascism. – John T. Flynn

56261. The only result of our present system – unless we reverse the drift – must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government. – John T. Flynn

56262. We seem to be a long way off from the kind of Fascism which we behold in Italy today, but we are not so far from the kind of Fascism which Mussolini preached in Italy before he assumed power, and we are slowly approaching the conditions which made Fascism there possible. – John T. Flynn

56263. We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia. – John T. Flynn

56264. They do not say Roosevelt saved our system. They say he has given us a new one. That is logical. – John T. Flynn

56265. The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose. – John T. Flynn

56266. Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans. – John T. Flynn

56267. The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution. – John T. Flynn

56268. The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt’s 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls. – John T. Flynn

56269. Fascism is not the result of dictatorship. – John T. Flynn

56270. Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake. – John T. Flynn

56271. The NRA provided that in America each industry should be organized into a federally supervised trade association. It was not called a corporative. It was called a Code Authority. – John T. Flynn

56272. I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country. – John T. Flynn

56273. This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart of the British Fabian Socialist, who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind a mask which he calls National Planning. – John T. Flynn

56274. But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and then insist that he restored our traditional political and economic systems to their former vitality. – John T. Flynn

56275. But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes. – John T. Flynn

56276. All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first. – John T. Flynn

56277. But among them now were a large number of Communists in positions of great power within the new union movement, some of them actually moving close to the center of power. This was the crack in the wall through which they entered. Their power was to grow and prosper. – John T. Flynn

56278. But Fascism cannot continue in a modified form. – John T. Flynn

56279. At the end of all this, Russia held in her hands a vast belt of land running from the Baltic sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, comprising eleven nations with a population of 100 million people. – John T. Flynn

56280. Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger. – Tom Flynn

56281. Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously human about resisting the religious impulse; about accepting the cold truth, even if that truth is only that the universe is as indifferent to us as we are to it. – Tom Flynn

56282. I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made. – Henry Flynt

56283. When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music. – Henry Flynt

56284. The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It’s carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it’s dirt in the works of a watch. – Henry Flynt

56285. Rock became an incredible commercial success, people just became bored with serious music, and it was forgotten. – Henry Flynt

56286. In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this. – Henry Flynt

56287. When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn’t know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway? – Henry Flynt

56288. I’m trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life. – Henry Flynt

56289. I’m actually a great fan of lucidity. – Henry Flynt

56290. I have a picture of an ideal consciousness. – Henry Flynt

56291. I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms. – Henry Flynt

56292. Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person’s taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator. – Henry Flynt

56293. At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did. – Henry Flynt

56294. Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it. – Henry Flynt

56295. When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it’s self-defeating. – Henry Flynt

56296. I was a student at Harvard, and that’s where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time. – Henry Flynt

56297. Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There’s nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch. – Larry Flynt

56298. You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. – Larry Flynt

56299. These days… it’s all vanilla sex for me. – Larry Flynt

56300. The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers. – Larry Flynt

56301. The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? – Larry Flynt

56302. Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. – Larry Flynt

56303. Just because I publish pornography does not mean that I am not concerned about the social ills that all of us are. – Larry Flynt

56304. I may be paralyzed from the waist down, but unlike Gray Davis, I’m not paralyzed from the neck up. – Larry Flynt

56305. Any time there’s a scandal, we always try and get involved. – Larry Flynt

56306. Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation. – Larry Flynt

56307. In a way, the American side descended to Saddam’s level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs. – Dario Fo

56308. When I was a boy, unconsciously, spontaneously I learned the art of telling ironic stories. – Dario Fo

56309. We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics… but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression. – Dario Fo

56310. Real socialism is inside man. It wasn’t born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can’t say it is finished. – Dario Fo

56311. Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts. – Dario Fo

56312. Nevertheless, the mode, the justification, and all the games involved in this war were dishonest. – Dario Fo

56313. Know how to live the time that is given you. – Dario Fo

56314. It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events. – Dario Fo

56315. With comedy I can search for the profound. – Dario Fo

56316. I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better. – Dario Fo

56317. Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics. – Dario Fo

56318. Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe. – Dario Fo

56319. Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible. – Dario Fo

56320. Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture. – Dario Fo

56321. All forms of power – even based on the consensus of the democratic system – react when they are being attacked, or when those who exercise power become a target. – Dario Fo

56322. It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control. – Dario Fo

56323. No study is possible on the battlefield. – Ferdinand Foch

56324. The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious. – Ferdinand Foch

56325. The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. – Ferdinand Foch

56326. The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. – Ferdinand Foch

56327. It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general. – Ferdinand Foch

56328. In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective. – Ferdinand Foch

56329. A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost. – Ferdinand Foch

56330. My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack. – Ferdinand Foch

56331. Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value. – Ferdinand Foch

56332. Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I’ve got quite a collection. – Dan Fogelberg

56333. It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots. – Dan Fogelberg

56334. It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson. – Dan Fogelberg

56335. MTV didn’t call. I guess I wasn’t hip and groovy enough. – Dan Fogelberg

56336. My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way. – Dan Fogelberg

56337. My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it. – Dan Fogelberg

56338. My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don’t consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to. – Dan Fogelberg

56339. Now is the only thing that exists. – Dan Fogelberg

56340. You’re successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that! – Dan Fogelberg

56341. I was blessed with a gift. It’s a gift and a curse. It never ends. – Dan Fogelberg

56342. I wish I was a little more gregarious and outgoing. – Dan Fogelberg

56343. My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard. – Dan Fogelberg

56344. I always try to give my songs as gifts. – Dan Fogelberg

56345. It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians. – Dan Fogelberg

56346. I choose to express myself. – Dan Fogelberg

56347. I had gone full-on folkie; I’d had it with bands. – Dan Fogelberg

56348. I had never done TV. I think it’s a foolish medium for, most rock ‘n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV. – Dan Fogelberg

56349. I love home. I’ll stay up there for days on end, I won’t even go down the driveway to look for the mail. – Dan Fogelberg

56350. I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar. – Dan Fogelberg

56351. I love to rock ‘n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. – Dan Fogelberg

56352. I may quit the music business someday, but never the music. – Dan Fogelberg

56353. I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself. – Dan Fogelberg

56354. Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn’t worth much any more. – Dan Fogelberg

56355. I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies. – Dan Fogelberg

56356. I love to laugh, it’s my main thing. I love to abuse the English language. – Dan Fogelberg

56357. When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album. – John Fogerty

56358. I’ve studied a lot of great people over the years – Pete Seeger, James Brown – and tried to incorporate elements that I’ve admired, though I can’t say I dance like James. – John Fogerty

56359. Now that I’m older, I like almost anything that’s done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine. – John Fogerty

56360. On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians. – John Fogerty

56361. That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I’m not a good mandolin player at all. – John Fogerty

56362. The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible. – John Fogerty

56363. The only sliding I did was on the kind of instrument that you put on your lap; no Spanish electrics. – John Fogerty

56364. The Telecaster doesn’t really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played. – John Fogerty

56365. You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other. – John Fogerty

56366. Washburn’s an old American name, but this one was assembled overseas. – John Fogerty

56367. I’m now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I’ve gotten out a lot of the old equipment. – John Fogerty

56368. I’ve also become much more the musician I’ve always wanted to be. – John Fogerty

56369. There’s just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days; a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes, trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar. – John Fogerty

56370. And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool. – John Fogerty

56371. I’m like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live. – John Fogerty

56372. No, but I’ve always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don’t take my fans for granted. – John Fogerty

56373. I wrote that song for my wife, and it’s what some guy who’s sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that’s more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack. – John Fogerty

56374. I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I’ve written that you never hear. – John Fogerty

56375. I went pretty much for one tone, and I knew at that time that I wanted to play a Rickenbacker. – John Fogerty

56376. I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you. – John Fogerty

56377. I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I’d cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power. – John Fogerty

56378. I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I’d never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners. – John Fogerty

56379. I don’t know that all the demons have been beaten, but I’m very, very proud of those songs. – John Fogerty

56380. Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn’t think I could carry his shoes back then. – John Fogerty

56381. Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other. – John Fogerty

56382. But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony. – John Fogerty

56383. I’m much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission. – John Fogerty

56384. We start out talking about the story, trying to figure out who is who and what should happen, taking notes the whole time. Then I do a rough layout of the issue, showing what happens on each page. Then we discuss that some more. – Phil Foglio

56385. One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends is their childlike gullibility, and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book. – Phil Foglio

56386. Why the hell can’t people just write nice happy stories about people having happy sex? That’s what I want, and I bet a whole bunch of other people want it too. – Phil Foglio

56387. My only requirement for that first story was that there had to be a fight or an explosion on every page. Naturally, no one wanted to publish it, but I liked the character, did a few stories to keep my hand in. – Phil Foglio

56388. If we had to go live action, I’d hold out for Tim Burton to direct. – Phil Foglio

56389. As it happened, I had a friend who was a good person who liked to present himself as a dreadful one. Using him as a role model, I created the first Buck Godot strip. – Phil Foglio

56390. I didn’t really think about becoming a professional artist until high school, when I realized that everything else required too much math. – Phil Foglio

56391. I’ve also been busy doing stuff for Steve Jackson Games. – Phil Foglio

56392. Rock and roll is – and should be – a kid’s place. – Ben Folds

56393. A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they’ve seen everything. – Ben Folds

56394. Everybody knows it hurts to grow up… and we’re still fighting it. – Ben Folds

56395. I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain. – Ben Folds

56396. I’m older than I was, and I’m still washed-up, and I haven’t changed my music one iota. It’s just much easier to do this when people are being nice to you. – Ben Folds

56397. It’s a tough thing to know that when you’re making your album, you’re going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying. – Ben Folds

56398. Now that I have found someone, I’m feeling more alone… than I ever have before. – Ben Folds

56399. The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late. – Ben Folds

56400. You never know when you put out an album that’s unique whether it’ll get beat up for it or not. – Ben Folds

56401. Next door, there’s an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days and passed away. I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong. – Ben Folds

56402. I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall. – Dave Foley

56403. I think the Internet’s been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything. – Dave Foley

56404. I think we carry around the idea of being a Kid in the Hall as part of our identity. It’s a big part of how we see ourselves now. – Dave Foley

56405. If somebody came up with a really good idea, everyone would back it. Especially when we did the show, we had a real dedication that, if you were in somebody else’s scene, everyone worked their hardest to make that scene good. – Dave Foley

56406. NBC is working with a team of astrophysicists to create a new day of the week. – Dave Foley

56407. Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors. – Dave Foley

56408. The important thing to remember is that bugs don’t actually talk. – Dave Foley

56409. The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today’s shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror. – Mark Foley

56410. Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future. – Mark Foley

56411. The gulf coast, we all know now, after Katrina, is responsible for 25 percent of U.S. production of natural gas. Following Katrina and Rita, almost 75 percent of the natural gas production in the gulf was shut down and not producing. – Mark Foley

56412. I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature – publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided. – Mark Foley

56413. The travel and tourism industry is the lifeblood of many states around the country – including Florida, California, New York and Nevada, to name a few. – Mark Foley

56414. In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools. – Mark Foley

56415. A government operates and acts differently than a company. So all we want to do is get some transparency here and then determine if the deal should go forward. – Mark Foley

56416. By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children. – Mark Foley

56417. Domestic travel and tourism-related spending has reached $1 trillion a year. – Mark Foley

56418. For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses. – Mark Foley

56419. I have said repeatedly that in this country we track library books better than we do sex offenders. – Mark Foley

56420. I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere. – Mark Foley

56421. If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future. – Mark Foley

56422. A Congressional Budget Office study estimated that gulf energy infrastructure repair costs will be between $18 billion and $31 billion, just from the damages the hurricane created. – Mark Foley

56423. Finally, people are starting to recognize freedom and peace do have a cause, they do have a price. – Mark Foley

56424. Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House. – Mark Foley

56425. Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, including many who are non-Catholic. – Mark Foley

56426. It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States. – Mark Foley

56427. On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places. – Mark Foley

56428. The best part is it’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to be a working actor, and the good part of it… it’s all good! I work long hours, but it’s amazing. They pay me. That’s amazing! I get to kiss Keri Russell, and that ain’t too bad. – Scott Foley

56429. I like being scared every now and then, I like the suspense and the thrills. Nothing like taking a girlfriend to a movie and holding her hand while she jumps. – Scott Foley

56430. I never took my SAT’s. I never applied to college. I moved right out here and jumped into the thick of things. Whether that was the smart move or not, I’m sitting here talking to you now, so it paid off. – Scott Foley

56431. The older I get, the more I become an apple pie, sparkling cider kind of guy. – Scott Foley

56432. I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy – not what you want to work at, but what you want to do. – Scott Foley

56433. If you don’t drink, smoke, or drive a car, you’re a tax evader. – Thomas S. Foley

56434. There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction. – Ken Follet

56435. There is no point in asking a man a question until you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you. – Ken Follet

56436. Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer. – Ken Follet

56437. An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly. So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit. – Ken Follett

56438. My favorite period is World War II, and I’m in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era. – Ken Follett

56439. The CIA’s research program is described in a book called The Search for the Manchurian Candidate. – Ken Follett

56440. The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying. – Ken Follett

56441. The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century. – Ken Follett

56442. There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era. – Ken Follett

56443. We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary. – Ken Follett

56444. When I’m writing a woman character, I don’t think, ‘What would a woman do?’ I just think, ‘What would this character do in this situation?’ – Ken Follett

56445. With hindsight, we see that the Soviet Union never had a chance of world domination, but we didn’t know that then. – Ken Follett

56446. World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years. – Ken Follett

56447. Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. – Ken Follett

56448. Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative. – Ken Follett

56449. A very good editor is almost a collaborator. – Ken Follett

56450. James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing. There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond. – Ken Follett

56451. It was the most romantic plane ever made. – Ken Follett

56452. In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she’s a strong character. She does change the plot. She’ll often rescue the male character from some situation. – Ken Follett

56453. I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back. – Ken Follett

56454. I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn’t happen, but it might have. – Ken Follett

56455. I enjoy learning technical details. – Ken Follett

56456. I don’t think there’s any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult. – Ken Follett

56457. For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words. – Ken Follett

56458. Be a perfectionist. – Ken Follett

56459. Culture clash is terrific drama. – Ken Follett

56460. Most of my stories have some basis in fact. – Ken Follett

56461. In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war. As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war. – Robert M. La Follette

56462. If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another… after the war is on. – Robert M. La Follette

56463. Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly. – Robert M. La Follette

56464. Every nation has its war party… It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition. – Robert M. La Follette

56465. I can be pretty nasty. Not ‘mean’ nasty, but nasty by your parents’ standards. But not by my parents’ standards, because my parents were nasty for their day. – Bridget Fonda

56466. I’m afraid of making a mistake. I’m not totally neurotic, but I’m pretty neurotic about it. I’m as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic. – Bridget Fonda

56467. Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching. – Bridget Fonda

56468. I’ve been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years – and I have the cigarette burns to prove it. – Henry Fonda

56469. My whole damn family was nice. I don’t think I’ve imagined it. It’s true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church. – Henry Fonda

56470. No one could have nicer sisters. No sibling problems there. – Henry Fonda

56471. My thinking was scrambled when Sullivan and I separated. Something happened to me that had never happend before. I couldn’t cope. It was heartbreak time. I thought it was the end of the world. – Henry Fonda

56472. It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say. – Henry Fonda

56473. I’d just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics. I’d just as soon stick to what we’re here for, the picture. – Henry Fonda

56474. I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man. – Henry Fonda

56475. I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away. – Henry Fonda

56476. I don’t know what was in his mind, but I do know Ford was stricken by what he had done, by hitting me. – Henry Fonda

56477. For me, college wasn’t a breeze. I had 8 o’clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I’d troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God! – Henry Fonda

56478. Ford didn’t know what to do with Mister Roberts that wasn’t repeating what was successful in New York. He was trying to do things to the play that would be his in the film. – Henry Fonda

56479. I don’t want my wrinkles taken away – I don’t want to look like everyone else. – Jane Fonda

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56480. We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation. – Jane Fonda

56481. To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power. – Jane Fonda

56482. Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don’t want my kids to make. – Jane Fonda

56483. Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time. He thinks that’s love. It’s not love – it’s babysitting. – Jane Fonda

56484. It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. – Jane Fonda

56485. My mother killed herself when I was 12. I won’t complete that relationship. But I can try to understand her. – Jane Fonda

56486. When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. – Jane Fonda

56487. I’m an assistant storyteller. It’s like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I’m waiting on six million people a week, if I’m lucky. – Jane Fonda

56488. I don’t think there’s anything more important than making peace before it’s too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent. – Jane Fonda

56489. But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself. – Jane Fonda

56490. A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. – Jane Fonda

56491. A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming. – Jane Fonda

56492. If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. – Jane Fonda

56493. If you’re ever in a situation where you’re not getting served or you can’t get what you need, just cry. – Jane Fonda

56494. The word courage – God, I love that word. Words are so important to me. – Peter Fonda

56495. I wasn’t really aware that my father was working for quite a while. I thought it was my mother who had all the money! – Peter Fonda

56496. If I have enough ego to say I’m a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work. – Peter Fonda

56497. It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents’ generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents’ generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks. – Peter Fonda

56498. It’s wonderful to me that bees have this simple, age-old thing going on. – Peter Fonda

56499. Lennon was not very fond of me. Lennon didn’t like to be around somebody else who was likely to be the center of attention and didn’t like being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was. – Peter Fonda

56500. My abilities grow with each job, whether it’s writing or directing. When I stop learing, I’ll stop working. – Peter Fonda

56501. My actual intake of different substances was far below what people thought it was, no matter how weird or outrageous they think I am. – Peter Fonda

56502. I was famous from birth. – Peter Fonda

56503. Remember, Alan Greenspan was a member of Ayn Rand’s collective. To understand this is to understand why we are doomed with the Federal Reserve. – Peter Fonda

56504. I was named Beekeeper of the Year by the Florida State Beekeeping Association. – Peter Fonda

56505. When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father. – Peter Fonda

56506. You don’t become the character. – Peter Fonda

56507. People ask me from time to time what it was like growing up with Henry Fonda as my father. I say, Ever see Fort Apache? He was like Colonel Thursday. – Peter Fonda

56508. Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult. – Peter Fonda

56509. Bob Dylan is out of the mentorship of Allen Ginsberg. – Peter Fonda

56510. I’ve always internalized things. – Peter Fonda

56511. Every director is so different from every other one. – Peter Fonda

56512. I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing. – Peter Fonda

56513. Henry Fonda’s son: That’s how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along. Good old Captain America. – Peter Fonda

56514. I always seemed to disappoint them. They expected me to be different than Henry or exactly like Henry. I was neither. – Peter Fonda

56515. I don’t trust anybody who didn’t inhale. – Peter Fonda

56516. I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn’t know who I was. They all thought of me as Henry Fonda’s son. Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me. – Peter Fonda

56517. I know I’m responsible for not having got the kind of roles that I’d have liked to. ‘ – Peter Fonda

56518. I love to direct my daughter, and act with her, and we both want to work with Jane again. – Peter Fonda

56519. I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon, as I’m sure everybody does. – Peter Fonda

56520. I want to be on set and die hearing those words: Where’s Peter? – Peter Fonda

56521. Brando’s a family friend. His mother gave my father a shot to be in a play at the Omaha Community Playhouse. That was the first production he was in. – Peter Fonda

56522. I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality. – Peter Fonda

56523. Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty. – Henri La Fontaine

56524. International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples. – Henri La Fontaine

56525. Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds. – Henri La Fontaine

56526. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

56527. We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give. – Jean de La Fontaine

56528. We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. – Jean de La Fontaine

56529. We like to see others, but don’t like others to see through us. – Jean de La Fontaine

56530. There is nothing useless to men of sense. – Jean de La Fontaine

56531. There is no road of flowers leading to glory. – Jean de La Fontaine

56532. The strongest passion is fear. – Jean de La Fontaine

56533. The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them. – Jean de La Fontaine

56534. Rather suffer than die is man’s motto. – Jean de La Fontaine

56535. A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better. – Jean de La Fontaine

56536. A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. – Jean de La Fontaine

56537. A hungry stomach cannot hear. – Jean de La Fontaine

56538. The argument of the strongest is always the best. – Jean de La Fontaine

56539. Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred. – Jean de La Fontaine

56540. It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. – Jean de La Fontaine

56541. It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father. – Jean de La Fontaine

56542. It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver. – Jean de La Fontaine

56543. Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value. – Jean de La Fontaine

56544. Luck’s always to blame. – Jean de La Fontaine

56545. Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. – Jean de La Fontaine

56546. In short, Luck’s always to blame. – Jean De La Fontaine

56547. Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast. – Jean de La Fontaine

56548. Patience and time do more than strength or passion. – Jean de La Fontaine

56549. Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. – Jean de La Fontaine

56550. One often has need of one, inferior to himself. – Jean de La Fontaine

56551. One returns to the place one came from. – Jean de La Fontaine

56552. People must help one another; it is nature’s law. – Jean de La Fontaine

56553. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Jean de La Fontaine

56554. People who make no noise are dangerous. – Jean de La Fontaine

56555. Neither wealth or greatness render us happy. – Jean de La Fontaine

56556. Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. – Jean de La Fontaine

56557. I bend and do not break. – Jean de La Fontaine

56558. Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people. – Jean de La Fontaine

56559. Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. – Jean de La Fontaine

56560. Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. – Jean de La Fontaine

56561. But the shortest works are always the best. – Jean de La Fontaine

56562. By the work one knows the workman. – Jean de La Fontaine

56563. Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. – Jean de La Fontaine

56564. Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. – Jean de La Fontaine

56565. Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one. – Jean de La Fontaine

56566. Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. – Jean de La Fontaine

56567. Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing. – Jean de La Fontaine

56568. Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. – Jean de La Fontaine

56569. Help thyself and Heaven will help thee. – Jean de La Fontaine

56570. Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life. – Jean de La Fontaine

56571. Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide. – Jean de La Fontaine

56572. I think it’s good for sporting justice that Ronaldo scored twice in the final. – Just Fontaine

56573. Only two journalists followed the team around. – Just Fontaine

56574. Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals, everyone starts asking him about it. – Just Fontaine

56575. In those days there was not so much pressure on us. – Just Fontaine

56576. I think I’ll take my record of 13 goals to the grave. – Just Fontaine

56577. I spent my first twenty years in Morocco, where I coached the national team. – Just Fontaine

56578. As soon as he thinks about the record, he’s finished. The secret is to put it out of your mind. – Just Fontaine

56579. My record of 13 goals in the World Cup finals still stands. – Just Fontaine

56580. I lied to everybody. I lie very well, being an actress, naturally. – Lynn Fontanne

56581. One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. – Lynn Fontanne

56582. We can be bought, but we can’t be bored. – Lynn Fontanne

56583. Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? – Margot Fonteyn

56584. The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. – Margot Fonteyn

56585. Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time. – Margot Fonteyn

56586. Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable. – Margot Fonteyn

56587. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. – Margot Fonteyn

56588. Take your work seriously, but never yourself. – Margot Fonteyn

56589. Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. – Margot Fonteyn

56590. A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china egg. – Michael Foot

56591. He’s passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever. – Michael Foot

56592. Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power. – Michael Foot

56593. She has no imagination and that means no compassion. – Michael Foot

56594. He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others. – Samuel Foote

56595. So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. ‘What! no soap?’ So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber. – Samuel Foote

56596. Death and the dice level all distinctions. – Samuel Foote

56597. Born in a cellar… and living in a garret. – Samuel Foote

56598. When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent. – Samuel Foote

56599. I took five years on the first volume, five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume. – Shelby Foote

56600. Shiloh is a wonderfully dramatic battle. The leader of one side is killed, and the other one is going on to glory, and it was the first great battle. It lasted two days. – Shelby Foote

56601. Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home. – Shelby Foote

56602. My second book, Follow Me Down had some success, got good critical notices, went into a second printing and things like that, but Shiloh was by far the most successful of those first five novels. – Shelby Foote

56603. Most of my inspiration, if that’s the word, came from books themselves. – Shelby Foote

56604. Longevity conquers scandal every time. – Shelby Foote

56605. If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That’s how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing. – Shelby Foote

56606. I’ve never shown anybody a draft of anything. – Shelby Foote

56607. When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can’t believe how much it’s a part of your thinking. – Shelby Foote

56608. I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose. – Shelby Foote

56609. I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process. – Shelby Foote

56610. I ran into Ku Klux Klan and the threat of hurricanes, and those two things made me decide not to build on the Alabama coast, so we came back to Memphis. – Shelby Foote

56611. I prize the Depression, for instance, because I learned the value of things in the Depression that a way people who don’t have to worry about such things never learned to prize it really, I believe. – Shelby Foote

56612. I never cared what kind of grade I got. – Shelby Foote

56613. I don’t want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don’t even want a fountain pen between me and the paper. – Shelby Foote

56614. I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of – I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry. – Shelby Foote

56615. Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister. – Shelby Foote

56616. But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience. – Shelby Foote

56617. And I’m a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That’s the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War. – Shelby Foote

56618. And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action. – Shelby Foote

56619. I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don’t experience either one of those, you’re being deprived of something. – Shelby Foote

56620. I’m crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don’t like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh. – Shelby Foote

56621. Some of the bravest and the best men of all the world, certainly in law enforcement, have made their contributions while they were undercover. – Thomas Foran

56622. To be trained in karate is something because karate is a vicious thing. If you are any good at it, you can kill somebody with it. It is a vicious way to fight. – Thomas Foran

56623. There are millions of kids who, naturally, if we could only remember how it is – you know, you resent authority, you are impatient for change, you want to fix things up. – Thomas Foran

56624. There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it. – Thomas Foran

56625. I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography. – June Foray

56626. Someone at Disney heard one of the records and called me in to do the sounds of Lucifer the Cat in Cinderella. – June Foray

56627. When they came to you for your line, you had to be ready and you had to get it in one. – June Foray

56628. I’m not trying to be the new anybody. – Steve Forbert

56629. And the music, as far as a type of music, it’s still pretty viable. – Steve Forbert

56630. You don’t see a lot of difference between the Gin Blossoms and the Byrds. – Steve Forbert

56631. There was just no way I could leave this little Martin guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon, and expect to find it there when I got back. – Steve Forbert

56632. So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all. – Steve Forbert

56633. It’s often said that life is strange. But compared to what? – Steve Forbert

56634. I’ve had an advantage; I’ve had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn’t happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about. – Steve Forbert

56635. I wouldn’t be interested in just doing a show that’s mapped out and choreographed with a set list. That would’ve been boring so long ago it just wouldn’t be any fun. – Steve Forbert

56636. I relate to the audiences and they know me. It’s pretty real. – Steve Forbert

56637. I just play, and I’m always trying to write songs. – Steve Forbert

56638. I don’t cringe when I think of doing old material. A lot of the people have been with me through the years. – Steve Forbert

56639. But I’m able to just keep going, and that’s the challenge. It’s the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It’s pretty organic, really. – Steve Forbert

56640. Folk-rock hasn’t changed much over the decades since the Byrds started it. – Steve Forbert

56641. There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. – B. C. Forbes

56642. To make headway, improve your head. – B. C. Forbes

56643. If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. – B. C. Forbes

56644. The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck. – B. C. Forbes

56645. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated. – B. C. Forbes

56646. The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. – B. C. Forbes

56647. The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to. – B. C. Forbes

56648. Real riches are the riches possessed inside. – B. C. Forbes

56649. Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent. – B. C. Forbes

56650. Jealousy… is a mental cancer. – B. C. Forbes

56651. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B. C. Forbes

56652. He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. – B. C. Forbes

56653. He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him. – B. C. Forbes

56654. Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life. – B. C. Forbes

56655. Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion. – B. C. Forbes

56656. Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out. – B. C. Forbes

56657. Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious. – B. C. Forbes

56658. A shady business never yields a sunny life. – B. C. Forbes

56659. A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results. – B. C. Forbes

56660. History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. – B. C. Forbes

56661. The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure. – B. C. Forbes

56662. Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert. – B. C. Forbes

56663. Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can’t help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won’t want to worry. – B. C. Forbes

56664. What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you. – B. C. Forbes

56665. Yesterday I was qualified, the Lord knows how, as your depute. – Duncan Forbes

56666. I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen. – Edward Forbes

56667. Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time. – Edward Forbes

56668. The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living. – Edward Forbes

56669. The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature’s chain than for apparent exceptions. – Edward Forbes

56670. Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms. – Edward Forbes

56671. As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished , or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence. – Edward Forbes

56672. Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold. – Esther Forbes

56673. I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and vitalized only through a full and exciting life. – Esther Forbes

56674. When you cease to dream you cease to live. – Malcolm Forbes

56675. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

56676. Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all. – Malcolm Forbes

56677. Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. – Malcolm Forbes

56678. Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. – Malcolm Forbes

56679. What’s an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn’t know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn’t admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn’t really know how much. – Malcolm Forbes

56680. The more sympathy you give, the less you need. – Malcolm Forbes

56681. When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness. – Malcolm Forbes

56682. To measure the man, measure his heart. – Malcolm Forbes

56683. When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. – Malcolm Forbes

56684. The best vision is insight. – Malcolm Forbes

56685. Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. – Malcolm Forbes

56686. Presence is more than just being there. – Malcolm Forbes

56687. People who never get carried away should be. – Malcolm Forbes

56688. People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too. – Malcolm Forbes

56689. Pay your people the least possible and you’ll get from them the same. – Malcolm Forbes

56690. Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do. – Malcolm Forbes

56691. Men who never get carried away should be. – Malcolm Forbes

56692. Let your children go if you want to keep them. – Malcolm Forbes

56693. Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are. – Malcolm Forbes

56694. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. – Malcolm Forbes

56695. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. – Malcolm Forbes

56696. Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. – Malcolm Forbes

56697. Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don’t understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn’t a business. – Malcolm Forbes

56698. Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections. – Malcolm Forbes

56699. Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

56700. It’s more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it. – Malcolm Forbes

56701. It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. – Malcolm Forbes

56702. If you never budge, don’t expect a push. – Malcolm Forbes

56703. If you have a job without any aggravations, you don’t have a job. – Malcolm Forbes

56704. Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody. – Malcolm Forbes

56705. If you don’t know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route. – Malcolm Forbes

56706. By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it. – Malcolm Forbes

56707. It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem. – Malcolm Forbes

56708. Elected leaders who forget how they got there won’t the next time. – Malcolm Forbes

56709. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

56710. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. – Malcolm Forbes

56711. Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. – Malcolm Forbes

56712. If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it. – Malcolm Forbes

56713. Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments. – Randy Forbes

56714. Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense, and America’s space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation. – Randy Forbes

56715. I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11, and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror surrounding the entire building and complex. I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was committed against innocent people. – Randy Forbes

56716. As a member of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, I am a firm believer in the American space program. – Randy Forbes

56717. September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism. It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day when life as Americans knew it, changed forever. – Randy Forbes

56718. While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom. – Randy Forbes

56719. No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps. – Steve Forbes

56720. We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. – Steve Forbes

56721. What you do as president has consequences. – Steve Forbes

56722. There’s plenty of juice to keep this economy going. – Steve Forbes

56723. There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people’s money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result. – Steve Forbes

56724. The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China. – Steve Forbes

56725. The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom. – Steve Forbes

56726. The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally. – Steve Forbes

56727. Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China. – Steve Forbes

56728. If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it. – Steve Forbes

56729. As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream. – Steve Forbes

56730. And it would be fair. Everyone will pay the same tax and it will eliminate tax cheaters and corporate shenanigans. – Steve Forbes

56731. A promise made should be a promise kept. – Steve Forbes

56732. You don’t change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion. – Steve Forbes

56733. The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao. – Steve Forbes

56734. Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world’s only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. – Steve Forbes

56735. At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene, grim and grimy. He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success. – William Cameron Forbes

56736. It looks like business, and people are much pleased. – William Cameron Forbes

56737. Let’s face it, there are no plain women on television. – Anna Ford

56738. I don’t know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn’t understand. – Anne Ford

56739. I put up a huge wall of denial. It was years before I was able to break through it… accepting that your child has a disability, especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed, is one of the hardest things to come to terms with. – Anne Ford

56740. Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives. – Anne Ford

56741. Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help. – Betty Ford

56742. The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. – Betty Ford

56743. My makeup wasn’t smeared, I wasn’t disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic? – Betty Ford

56744. It’s my feeling that God lends you your children until they’re about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late. – Betty Ford

56745. It’s always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they’re about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late. – Betty Ford

56746. One of the things I’ve had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for most of my life, is seeing how CEOs start to believe in their own infallibility. And that really scares me. – Bill Ford

56747. I don’t ever want to believe my own press clippings, good or bad. – Bill Ford

56748. We took our eye off the ball as a company. – Bill Ford

56749. Nobody’s irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we’ve had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I’d like to see that diminish. – Bill Ford

56750. I walked in and inherited a management group that I didn’t know very well. They didn’t know me, and we had a very short window to put together a credible recovery plan. – Bill Ford

56751. I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I’d rather just let our accomplishments really speak for themselves. – Bill Ford

56752. When we’re in a peak, we make a ton of money, and as soon as we make a ton of money, we’re desperately looking for a way to spend it. And we diversify into areas that, frankly, we don’t know how to run very well. – Bill Ford

56753. There are no crown princes at Ford. – Edsel Ford

56754. One thing I think kids need to do is more chores, and take care of their own rooms. Responsibilities are really important to start them with. If they have animals, they have to feed them and care for them. That’s the only way I think I could do it. – Faith Ford

56755. When I was in school, I was very involved with a lot of things. I was very very active. I couldn’t say that I wasn’t popular. I was a cheerleader when I was in junior high. I didn’t make it in high school so I started a dance line. – Faith Ford

56756. My mother keeps me abreast of all the hometown things. – Faith Ford

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56757. Usually when you’re working is when people want you to work. They don’t want you as much when you’re not working. That’s the frustrating nature of our business. – Faith Ford

56758. I have a friend that has five kids and she went through a trial separation with her husband, and she didn’t have time to be upset. Every now and then, she’d call me on the cell phone and just cry. – Faith Ford

56759. I haven’t actually spoken to my parents since the hurricane. – Faith Ford

56760. I love playing moms. It’s a lot easier than being a mom, I hear. – Faith Ford

56761. It takes a lot of energy to work, in general, especially if you’re the lead in something. – Faith Ford

56762. My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own, you’ve really got a future in this business. – Faith Ford

56763. I think comedy is one of the hardest things to do. – Faith Ford

56764. Teddy Roosevelt… once said, ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Jimmy Carter wants to speak loudly and carry a fly swatter. – Gerald R. Ford

56765. If Lincoln were alive today, he’d be turning over in his grave. – Gerald R. Ford

56766. In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. – Gerald R. Ford

56767. It’s the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It’s a quality to be proud of. But it’s a quality that many people seem to have neglected. – Gerald R. Ford

56768. My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage. – Gerald R. Ford

56769. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. – Gerald R. Ford

56770. Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. – Gerald R. Ford

56771. Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time. – Gerald R. Ford

56772. The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn’t are as much a part of golf as life itself. – Gerald R. Ford

56773. There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things. – Gerald R. Ford

56774. Things are more like today than they have ever been before. – Gerald R. Ford

56775. Truth is the glue that holds government together. – Gerald R. Ford

56776. When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say. – Gerald R. Ford

56777. A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. – Gerald R. Ford

56778. Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. – Gerald R. Ford

56779. History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion. – Gerald R. Ford

56780. The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. – Gerald R. Ford

56781. I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone. – Gerald R. Ford

56782. All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future. – Gerald R. Ford

56783. An American tragedy in which we all have played a part. – Gerald R. Ford

56784. Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people’s urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together. – Gerald R. Ford

56785. For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas. – Gerald R. Ford

56786. A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. – Gerald R. Ford

56787. I am a Ford, not a Lincoln. – Gerald R. Ford

56788. I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers. – Gerald R. Ford

56789. I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned. – Gerald R. Ford

56790. I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am. – Gerald R. Ford

56791. I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today. – Gerald R. Ford

56792. I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember. – Gerald R. Ford

56793. I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford

56794. I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. – Gerald R. Ford

56795. I watch a lot of baseball on the radio. – Gerald R. Ford

56796. An actor would be foolish to do something that might hold up the picture, or more importantly incapacitate him. If an actor does do a stunt he needs to make sure a stunt man stands by to see that it’s done correctly. – Glenn Ford

56797. I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc – the one thing I learned from that experience was that it’s more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don’t realize that. – Glenn Ford

56798. One thing led to another and I didn’t have to take tickets any more because I now worked for Mr. Rogers. He said if I was going to take care of his horses than I’d better learn how to ride. He was very kind to me. – Glenn Ford

56799. Nothing ever changes as far as Westerns are concerned. They are the same today as they were years ago. – Glenn Ford

56800. It really doesn’t matter whether it’s the villain or the hero. Sometimes the villain is the most colorful. But I prefer a part where you don’t know what he is until the end. – Glenn Ford

56801. If they try to rush me, I always say, I’ve only got one other speed and it’s slower. – Glenn Ford

56802. William Holden and I weren’t just good friends. He was my very best friend. I feel his loss very much still. – Glenn Ford

56803. I think the director is becoming more important. To work under rushed conditions, you need to have an extremely professional director. If the director’s good than the end result will be good. – Glenn Ford

56804. I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn’t show up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting. So I thought, ‘this is silly,’ and became an actor. I certainly never thought I’d wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I’d ever dreamed of. – Glenn Ford

56805. I don’t know how it is now but the assistant stage manager had to understudy several parts. You had to be ready to go on at any time if the actor couldn’t make it to the play. I didn’t think anything of it. – Glenn Ford

56806. He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher. – Glenn Ford

56807. An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare. – Glenn Ford

56808. I can’t frankly see much difference in the film industry at all. The only difference might be that they don’t take as much time as they used to. For example, they’ll do in one day what we used to take a week to do. – Glenn Ford

56809. If your kids attend school and grades are up that will make $1,000 contributions to some 10,000 kids across the country, are challenging kids to learn foreign languages or challenging kids to get summer jobs or seek summer enrichment opportunities? – Harold Ford

56810. I look forward to their convention and look forward to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years. He hasn’t done it up to this point. – Harold Ford

56811. You’ve got to either say you’re going to cut taxes and find some spending cuts. I think we ought to reform long-term entitlement spending in the country, but you can’t out of one side of your mouth say, ‘Yes, we’re for tax cuts, we’re for spending discipline, and we’re for bringing down the debt.’ – Harold Ford

56812. The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don’t give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals. – Harold Ford

56813. The idea is a straightforward one. We provide an account for every newborn in America, a $500 account. – Harold Ford

56814. The bureaucracy is not great. I don’t think Rick Santorum who is not one for being a big proponent of large bureaucracies would be as enthusiastic a supporter of it. – Harold Ford

56815. So we have broad bipartisan support for the bill, and it’s my hope that we can build on some of the things that have been talked about in Washington involving building a larger ownership society. – Harold Ford

56816. Republicans believe largely in the market working, Democrats believe stereotypically that you’ve got to give people something. So why not give people a chance to let the market work for them. – Harold Ford

56817. If you are born into a family below the national median income, we provide you with an additional $500, and for every contribution made to a child’s account below the national median income, we match it dollar for dollar – the federal government will. – Harold Ford

56818. I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention. They’re here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag, which I think is inappropriate in many ways, but it’s their choice. – Harold Ford

56819. I think the country is very settled in a lot of ways, and we saw that after the Democratic Convention. I think a lot of the bump that we enjoyed came when John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate. – Harold Ford

56820. I look forward to the day that a lot of the folks that you all talk about and cover on this network will begin to market products for these families and for these kids coming out of junior high school and high school all across the country. – Harold Ford

56821. I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about his message that they’re going to want a President who is willing to address the fact that we didn’t have a post-war plan in Iraq. – Harold Ford

56822. I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I’m excited about it and I think it can even pass next year. – Harold Ford

56823. If you don’t meet the standards, then you don’t qualify. – Harold Ford

56824. To me, success is choice and opportunity. – Harrison Ford

56825. It’s very little trouble for me to accomodate my fans, unless I’m actually taking a pee at the time. – Harrison Ford

56826. The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. – Harrison Ford

56827. Sometimes I try to improve the language, the lines, or the delivery, but I don’t ad-lib because I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved. – Harrison Ford

56828. Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. – Harrison Ford

56829. The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away. – Harrison Ford

56830. The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth. – Harrison Ford

56831. The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie. – Harrison Ford

56832. It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted. – Harrison Ford

56833. There is no child left within me, none whatsoever. – Harrison Ford

56834. We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford

56835. You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit. – Harrison Ford

56836. My character is meant to know nothing about rap, and not to like it very much, but I know about it, because my kids make me listen to it. There’s some rap I do like very much. I like Eminem, Blackalicious. – Harrison Ford

56837. My goal was just to work regularly. I didn’t ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor. – Harrison Ford

56838. My older kids are fantastic people. It can’t be the result of my influence on them. – Harrison Ford

56839. Parenting is an impossible job at any age. – Harrison Ford

56840. The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it’s a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn’t change – it hasn’t suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It’s still a cowboy movie. And that’s what’s incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that’s new territory. – Harrison Ford

56841. Really, what are the options? Levi’s or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It’s one of those life choices. – Harrison Ford

56842. What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily. – Harrison Ford

56843. You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. – Harrison Ford

56844. With the CGI, suddenly there’s a thousand enemies instead of six – the army goes off into the horizon. You don’t need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That’s something that’s consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that’s a soulless enterprise. It’s all kinetics without emotion. – Harrison Ford

56845. When I first started out, I was a bad actor. – Harrison Ford

56846. What’s important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are. – Harrison Ford

56847. What is news? It’s hard to quantify. Certainly news has changed completely, and the morning shows are not really designed to bring you the news, except to tell you what happened overnight, and the rest of it is a kind of magazine mentality – a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It’s harder to be an educated and informed citizen. – Harrison Ford

56848. I’ve always been somewhere down from the top, so I’ve never had to suffer being knocked off the top. – Harrison Ford

56849. I rarely play a real person, because I don’t think I’m a good imitator. – Harrison Ford

56850. I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you’ve lost human scale. – Harrison Ford

56851. I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office. – Harrison Ford

56852. I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges. – Harrison Ford

56853. I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven’t been the most adored. – Harrison Ford

56854. I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn’t like it a bit. – Harrison Ford

56855. I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I’m aware of that now, which doesn’t give me a lot of pleasure. – Harrison Ford

56856. I’m like old shoes. I’ve never been hip. I think the reason I’m still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new. – Harrison Ford

56857. I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship. – Harrison Ford

56858. I’ve never wanted to be the boss. – Harrison Ford

56859. If I were a serious person, I’d probably have a real job. – Harrison Ford

56860. If you’re asking me to acknowledge that I’ve gotten older, I can do that. – Harrison Ford

56861. It doesn’t interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don’t want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously. – Harrison Ford

56862. I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills.’ – Harrison Ford

56863. Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn’t pay very well. – Harrison Ford

56864. All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor. – Harrison Ford

56865. I think retirement’s for old people. I’m still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I’m enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can. – Harrison Ford

56866. Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones. – Harrison Ford

56867. I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I’m in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don’t know who they’re talking to. I have a lot of common experiences. – Harrison Ford

56868. Everything I do, I’m sort of half in, half out. – Harrison Ford

56869. Hollywood’s got its own particular environment. – Harrison Ford

56870. I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of. – Harrison Ford

56871. I could take Sean Connery in a fight… I could definitely take him. – Harrison Ford

56872. I don’t do a huge amount of physical activity. I play tennis, I work out sporadically, and I eat well and take care of myself. – Harrison Ford

56873. I don’t mind doing interviews. I don’t mind answering thoughtful questions. But I’m not thrilled about answering questions like, ‘If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?’ – Harrison Ford

56874. I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years. – Harrison Ford

56875. I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy. – Harrison Ford

56876. I have relationships with people I’m working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn’t make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience. – Harrison Ford

56877. I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won’t be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity. – Harrison Ford

56878. Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted. – Harrison Ford

56879. Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it. – Henry Ford

56880. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford

56881. Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. – Henry Ford

56882. Any colour – so long as it’s black. – Henry Ford

56883. A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. – Henry Ford

56884. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. – Henry Ford

56885. Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. – Henry Ford

56886. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. – Henry Ford

56887. A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. – Henry Ford

56888. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford

56889. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

56890. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. – Henry Ford

56891. A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. – Henry Ford

56892. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. – Henry Ford

56893. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

56894. An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. – Henry Ford

56895. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. – Henry Ford

56896. If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford

56897. If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. – Henry Ford

56898. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford

56899. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. – Henry Ford

56900. I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. – Henry Ford

56901. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. – Henry Ford

56902. I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. – Henry Ford

56903. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

56904. History is more or less bunk. – Henry Ford

56905. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford

56906. It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. – Henry Ford

56907. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

56908. Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford

56909. Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it. – Henry Ford

56910. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. – Henry Ford

56911. It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. – Henry Ford

56912. It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. – Henry Ford

56913. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. – Henry Ford

56914. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

56915. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. – Henry Ford

56916. Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. – Henry Ford

56917. One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. – Henry Ford

56918. Whatever you have, you must either use or lose. – Henry Ford

56919. You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. – Henry Ford

56920. You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. – Henry Ford

56921. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford

56922. Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. – Henry Ford

56923. Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. – Henry Ford

56924. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

56925. What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them. – Henry Ford

56926. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam is the history we make today. – Henry Ford

56927. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford

56928. There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. – Henry Ford

56929. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. – Henry Ford

56930. There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems. – Henry Ford

56931. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. – Henry Ford

56932. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford

56933. The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. – Henry Ford

56934. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford

56935. Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services. – Henry Ford

56936. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford

56937. Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. – Henry Ford

56938. Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes. – John Ford

56939. They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings. – John Ford

56940. Revenge proves its own executioner. – John Ford

56941. It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor. – John Ford

56942. I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then. – John Ford

56943. How did I get to Hollywood? By train. – John Ford

56944. Electronics is clearly the winner of the day. – John Ford

56945. You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart. – John Ford

56946. The ideal, it seems to me, is to show things happening and allow the reader to decide what they mean. – John M. Ford

56947. The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating. – John M. Ford

56948. Well, it’s an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms. – John M. Ford

56949. We’re not lost. We’re locationally challenged. – John M. Ford

56950. There are readers who want every point to be clearly and unambiguously set forth, and there are those who want to pry ideas and meanings out for themselves. – John M. Ford

56951. There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don’t. – John M. Ford

56952. Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author’s intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality. – John M. Ford

56953. People tell me they laughed hard enough to wake their spouses, that they’ve given away numerous copies to friends, and that it’s the one Trek book they’ll give to people they wouldn’t expect to like others. – John M. Ford

56954. Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there’s generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation. – John M. Ford

56955. If I were to write Web now, it would be a much, much darker book. – John M. Ford

56956. I’m very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn’t be? But it’s not a choice I made. – John M. Ford

56957. I don’t think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost – certainly not to the point of giving up – but there’s something to be said for a book that isn’t instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading. – John M. Ford

56958. The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues. – John M. Ford

56959. The people who don’t like it tend to dislike it intensely. That’s unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately goes against audience expectations. – John M. Ford

56960. Creating the fictional background for a game world isn’t significantly different from creating a background for fiction. – John M. Ford

56961. At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe. – John M. Ford

56962. You’re stuck in front of the microphone. You can’t use your hands. I like to do things. – Lita Ford

56963. I’m not much of a club goer because every time I do go I get in trouble. – Lita Ford

56964. I’ve got a great place, it’s a country house. – Lita Ford

56965. It’s better for me to play with guys because Rock ‘n’ Roll has such an aggressive attitude. – Lita Ford

56966. It’s nice when they say I inspire them, it inspires me. – Lita Ford

56967. Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent, I’d like to work with him again someday. – Lita Ford

56968. Life has become serious for me, although I do like to party every now and then. – Lita Ford

56969. Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe. – Lita Ford

56970. We don’t have a lot of neighbors so we can blast the stereo. – Lita Ford

56971. You can never learn it all and I hope to continue my growth as a person and a musician. – Lita Ford

56972. I’m happy when I’m doing what I do best. – Lita Ford

56973. I don’t smoke, so they never sent me a copy. – Lita Ford

56974. We’ve got horse property and there’s other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry ‘ol time. – Lita Ford

56975. I did play every little note on the guitar on that record. – Lita Ford

56976. But duets are a lot of fun, I’d love to do another one. – Lita Ford

56977. I have no skanky guys in my band nor on my bus. If they are they get the boot real quick. – Lita Ford

56978. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some very excellent women musicians. – Lita Ford

56979. I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store. – Lita Ford

56980. I didn’t tour Europe, because I didn’t have any label support. – Lita Ford

56981. I have a lot of female fans. – Lita Ford

56982. I was eleven and I wanted to play it because it was in my blood. It was a feeling I couldn’t deny. – Lita Ford

56983. I like to travel. I love touring, I love playing. – Lita Ford

56984. I loved Herman’s Head. And it was a great experience. – Lita Ford

56985. I need that aggressive attitude to play my music and more men have that attitude than women. – Lita Ford

56986. I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time. – Lita Ford

56987. But when I record my next studio album, of course I’ll do the lead vocals. – Lita Ford

56988. I now attend non-orthodox synagogues, and study little during the secular week. – Luke Ford

56989. I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David. – Luke Ford

56990. I’ve often thought that my lack of intimacy with those around me is the fault of those around me. – Luke Ford

56991. In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed. – Luke Ford

56992. Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone. – Luke Ford

56993. Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions. – Luke Ford

56994. I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind. – Luke Ford

56995. My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time, also contributed to my social isolation. – Luke Ford

56996. At the time I perceived most religious men, particularly the pastors with all their talk about love, faith and relationship, as effeminate. – Luke Ford

56997. The Seventh Day Adventist Church believes that it was specially chosen by God to prepare the world for the Second Coming of His Son Jesus. – Luke Ford

56998. I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn’t fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers. – Luke Ford

56999. I have decided to follow in my sinful ways, and have largely abandoned the increasingly religious life I was leading over the previous months, including several hours of Talmudic study a day. – Luke Ford

57000. I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it, and most of the good people I knew were Christians. – Luke Ford


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