180000 famous quotes part 58 – 57001 to 58000

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180000 famous quotes part 58 – 57001 to 58000

57001. I decided to take God and organized religion seriously, and to reject the secular life which in my teens had looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted. – Luke Ford

57002. I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian. – Luke Ford

57003. At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter. – Luke Ford

57004. Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused. – Luke Ford

57005. Everything we do affects other people. – Luke Ford

57006. I learned from my Adventist upbringing that the biggest sins were sexual. – Luke Ford

57007. Fear and hope are alike underneath. – Richard Ford

57008. Writing is the only thing I’ve ever done with persistence, except for being married. – Richard Ford

57009. There’s a lot to be said for doing what you’re not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what you’re supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built. – Richard Ford

57010. It’s interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can’t, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about. – Richard Ford

57011. Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known. – Richard Ford

57012. I snapped my fingers all through it. Sometimes I set my own tempo during rehearsal by doing that. – Tennessee Ernie Ford

57013. Sixteen Tons was written eight years before I recorded it. – Tennessee Ernie Ford

57014. We decided to do some of Merle’s things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano. – Tennessee Ernie Ford

57015. When you do a show five days a week and one night a week, the way I was doing, you use up so much music every day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material. – Tennessee Ernie Ford

57016. You can keep rummaging around until you find a song you like, but you can’t predict whether it’ll hit or not. – Tennessee Ernie Ford

57017. College campuses were once a hotbed of political activity. – Tom Ford

57018. As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded. – Tom Ford

57019. There aren’t many strong or charismatic candidates today, because many people can’t withstand the scrutiny. – Tom Ford

57020. The U.S. used to be perceived as the moral leader of the world, and we have absolutely lost that. – Tom Ford

57021. L.A. is my American city. – Tom Ford

57022. Students in the ’60s were responsible for great changes, politically and socially. – Tom Ford

57023. Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual. – Tom Ford

57024. When the youth of America gets together, amazing things happen. – Tom Ford

57025. Once upon a time we did not focus on a president’s private life. – Tom Ford

57026. We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn’t we have a fashion designer as a senator? – Tom Ford

57027. I’m a very serious person. – Tom Ford

57028. I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think it’s something that comes naturally to us. – Tom Ford

57029. From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important. – Tom Ford

57030. If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment. – Tom Ford

57031. September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world. – Tom Ford

57032. We need to address our Nation’s mounting garbage problem by generating less garbage, particularly paper waste. – Wendell H. Ford

57033. I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read. – Wendell H. Ford

57034. You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you’re going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead. – Whitey Ford

57035. You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October. – Whitey Ford

57036. There’s no easier pitch to hit than a splitter that doesn’t do anything. – Whitey Ford

57037. The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan. – Whitey Ford

57038. Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to… Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain. – Whitey Ford

57039. I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad. – Whitey Ford

57040. I know Koufax’ weakness. He can’t hit. – Whitey Ford

57041. Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week. – Whitey Ford

57042. Hell, if I didn’t drink drink or smoke, I’d win twenty games every year. It’s easy when you don’t drink or smoke or horse around. – Whitey Ford

57043. You know a lot of times you’ll find girls in a club are jaded to the other girls in the club. There’s a nasty vibe between the chicks in the club. It’s like a pretty girl can’t look at another pretty girl and say Wow she’s pretty. – Willa Ford

57044. There’s a million new people in the studio every day creating new stuff so I really had to be on my toes with this one so I could get it out before somebody else could. – Willa Ford

57045. They’re hit writers. They’re gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose. – Willa Ford

57046. I mean a song that’s specifically for the girls. It’s saying you know we talk about them night and day, we’re constantly pondering on men and what they’ve done good and what they’ve done bad and all these things in our lives. – Willa Ford

57047. I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn’t just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I’m talking about. – Willa Ford

57048. It’s a mood record. Like one night you’re going to be down in the dumps depressed because you’re thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you’re gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you’re saying to yourself “God I’m in love.” – Willa Ford

57049. My major influence was my ten years older sister. – Willa Ford

57050. The thing that I like about being me is that everybody gets a different feeling from me. – Willa Ford

57051. I’m not a cheerleader. I’m not trying to pretend to be sweet and then come out and be bad. This is who I am. – Willa Ford

57052. I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don’t take other people’s materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording. – Willa Ford

57053. I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house. – Willa Ford

57054. I like the idea that people have formed their own opinions. And of course once people meet me or talk to me their opinion totally changes because I’m much more that girl that you hang out with than you think. – Willa Ford

57055. I don’t even think about a retirement program because I’m working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord’s pay isn’t very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world. – George Foreman

57056. The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters. – George Foreman

57057. The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. – George Foreman

57058. The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion. – George Foreman

57059. That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. – George Foreman

57060. Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand. – George Foreman

57061. Put your name on something, it better be the best… you only get one shot. – George Foreman

57062. My mother was watching on television and she doesn’t want me to hurt anyone. – George Foreman

57063. My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. – George Foreman

57064. I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won. – George Foreman

57065. I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet. – George Foreman

57066. I am a winner each and every time I go into the ring. – George Foreman

57067. George Foreman. A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn’t always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river. – George Foreman

57068. Generally when there’s a lot of smoke… there’s just a whole lot more smoke. – George Foreman

57069. Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream. – George Foreman

57070. Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it. – George Foreman

57071. A hero is someone right who doesn’t change. – George Foreman

57072. They’ll take everything, even your tears. – George Foreman

57073. When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn’t afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po’. – George Foreman

57074. I’m a winner each and every time I go into the ring. – George Foreman

57075. One does not devote one’s life in art to shock an audience. – Richard Foreman

57076. My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization. – Richard Foreman

57077. I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do. – Richard Foreman

57078. I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school. – Richard Foreman

57079. From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist, when I was something like twenty-two, I saw absolutely everything in New York. Absolutely everything. – Richard Foreman

57080. So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. – Richard Foreman

57081. All the dialogue on tape, and we’d play the tape in performance. Then I thought it’d be interesting if the actor’s repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we’d get a web of language. – Richard Foreman

57082. I’ve been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky. – Richard Foreman

57083. I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous world that seemed real yet not… well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous, bizarre. – Richard Foreman

57084. It’s true, I don’t like the real world. – Richard Foreman

57085. Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits. – Richard Foreman

57086. Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience. – Richard Foreman

57087. Quite the opposite. I might fall on my face, but I feel born again. – Richard Foreman

57088. There is no work of art that has ever been made that is absolutely truthful about life. – Richard Foreman

57089. What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play. – Richard Foreman

57090. Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience’s response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don’t care about the audience’s response, I’m making them for myself. But I’m making them for myself as audience, because I want to wake myself up. – Richard Foreman

57091. You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army. – Richard Foreman

57092. I’m there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don’t like it, I’m very unhappy, but I can’t do anything about that. – Richard Foreman

57093. If I wasn’t in the theater, I would be a hermit. – Richard Foreman

57094. As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional. – Richard Foreman

57095. While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility. – Lee De Forest

57096. Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously. – Lee De Forest

57097. To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. – Lee De Forest

57098. There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. – C. S. Forester

57099. Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out. – C. S. Forester

57100. With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents. – C. S. Forester

57101. When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask. – C. S. Forester

57102. They managed to find time… to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted for service and that really I should be surprised to still be alive. – C. S. Forester

57103. The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores, foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be. – C. S. Forester

57104. I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers. – C. S. Forester

57105. I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this. – C. S. Forester

57106. The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied. I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall. I was medically rejected. – C. S. Forester

57107. There is still need to think and plan, but on a different scale, and along different lines. – C. S. Forester

57108. The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper, while I shave and bathe and dress. – C. S. Forester

57109. The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day. – C. S. Forester

57110. A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted. – C. S. Forester

57111. I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea. – C. S. Forester

57112. A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts. – C. S. Forester

57113. Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know. – C. S. Forester

57114. Novel writing wrecks homes. – C. S. Forester

57115. Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor. – C. S. Forester

57116. I think each player and myself live things differently because I have no physical effort to make. – Guy Forget

57117. Anything is possible as long as you have the passion. – Guy Forget

57118. It’s better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa. – Guy Forget

57119. When we want to reach a dream for the second time, you want it to come true, when you try so hard, you are so close to achieving it, it makes things very difficult to live with afterwards. – Guy Forget

57120. When you are a professional sportsman all the guys are great competitors in the top 50. – Guy Forget

57121. When you are very little tennis should be fun, it should be a game. – Guy Forget

57122. You can be a little lonely because it’s an individual sport. – Guy Forget

57123. You should just enjoy it, but as soon as you decide that it is going to be your career, no matter whether you want to be a doctor or an architect or anything else, you need to work 5 hours a day. – Guy Forget

57124. There are some guys you have problems beating because of their style – I always had difficulties with guys like Michael Chang and Andre Agassi because their returns were so good and they played so well in defence. – Guy Forget

57125. I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn’t a great player himself. – Guy Forget

57126. More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best – when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted. – Guy Forget

57127. But I still serve pretty big and that’s one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches. – Guy Forget

57128. It’s a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough. – Guy Forget

57129. If you win, fine, if you don’t, you try again next year. – Guy Forget

57130. If you lived the doubles, as I did, which was very stressful, you are sitting down in a chair experiencing a match without being able to hold a racquet in your hands. – Guy Forget

57131. I think our strength is this strong relationship we have all together. – Guy Forget

57132. To be a professional tennis player you need to put in these sort of hours. – Guy Forget

57133. I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn’t put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to. – Guy Forget

57134. Suddenly in the end when it’s over, you feel a big weight on your shoulders. That’s the role of the captain. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes like that in sport. – Guy Forget

57135. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! – Howell Forgy

57136. My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now – we all moved there four years ago. – Claire Forlani

57137. I’d come out to Los Angeles for a vacation to see a friend and just fell in love with it. – Claire Forlani

57138. After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine. – Claire Forlani

57139. Alright, so I’m a manic depressive. What do you want from me? – Claire Forlani

57140. And I did a movie called Basil with Jared Leto and Christian Slater. – Claire Forlani

57141. Armani’s clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him. – Claire Forlani

57142. But Basquiat is the first thing I’ve done that I’m really proud of. – Claire Forlani

57143. Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn’t been. – Claire Forlani

57144. I am an unpredictable journey. – Claire Forlani

57145. I just finished Meet Joe Black with Hopkins. – Claire Forlani

57146. I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible. – Claire Forlani

57147. I love accents. – Claire Forlani

57148. I play Hopkins’ daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He’s a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn’t so bad. – Claire Forlani

57149. I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason. – Claire Forlani

57150. I was truly ignorant about art before the film. – Claire Forlani

57151. The fact that people didn’t know I was British did work for quite a while. – Claire Forlani

57152. Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it’s a very gray place. – Claire Forlani

57153. When I was younger, I think I intimidated people much more because I was far more insecure. – Claire Forlani

57154. There’s a higher form of happiness in commitment. I’m counting on it. – Claire Forlani

57155. The weather in England can really darken your spirits. – Claire Forlani

57156. The surest thing about me is that I will change my mind. – Claire Forlani

57157. The older I get, the more relaxed I am. – Claire Forlani

57158. I went to a private arts school. We had to wear cloaks. – Claire Forlani

57159. The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be. – Claire Forlani

57160. I’d be quite excited to play somebody British. – Claire Forlani

57161. My accent depends on whom I’m around. – Claire Forlani

57162. If I had a great body, I’d be naked all the time. – Claire Forlani

57163. I’ve just got a new house in Pacific Palisades. It’s really cute. – Claire Forlani

57164. I’m lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I’d find out that’s what I didn’t want to do. – Claire Forlani

57165. When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when he will do a lot of takes if he’s really enjoying a scene. – Claire Forlani

57166. The last three films I’ve done are about self-immolation. – Claire Forlani

57167. And everything is controlled and everybody is a member of some committee, because then their watchdogs placed in the committees can control everything, what this person says or how this person think(s), you know. – Milos Forman

57168. Now, after the communist take-over in 1948, the amount of feature films produced dwindled to three a year, while the school was, you know, every year another three, four, five students. – Milos Forman

57169. And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted – steal, you know, lie, whatever. – Milos Forman

57170. Because I just loved to spend two years of my life in the company of Andy Kaufman and other characters. – Milos Forman

57171. First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy. – Milos Forman

57172. First of all, whoever didn’t want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined. – Milos Forman

57173. Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know. – Milos Forman

57174. I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York. – Milos Forman

57175. I remember in 1968 when we were in Cannes, in the festival, and we were supposed to be there 10 days, and the second day the festival collapsed because the French, you know, film-makers raised the red flag in the festival and ended the festival. – Milos Forman

57176. I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press – that’s the cornerstone. – Milos Forman

57177. Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom. – Milos Forman

57178. Memories are doing funny things to us. – Milos Forman

57179. People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man. – Milos Forman

57180. So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris. – Milos Forman

57181. So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly being appreciated by the Western media; especially France was very good, and Switzerland was very good. – Milos Forman

57182. The worst evil is – and that’s the product of censorship – is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself. – Milos Forman

57183. Well, I wouldn’t say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political. – Milos Forman

57184. Well, listen, you know, the Czech saying is, you know, when you are drowning you are grabbing even a little twig. That’s what all Czechs were doing, grabbing for… with the hope for this little twig. – Milos Forman

57185. When I came for the first time to the United States, visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York. – Milos Forman

57186. You know what happened, you know, in 1938: France, England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler. – Milos Forman

57187. You know, 20 years… the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they’re clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing. – Milos Forman

57188. I think everybody dreamt somehow to make a film in Hollywood, you know. – Milos Forman

57189. It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe. – Simon Forman

57190. Now everybody’s got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It’s no one elses’ business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand. – George Formby

57191. Never stand and take a charge… charge them too. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

57192. Get there first with the most. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

57193. I ended the war a horse ahead. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

57194. I’ve got no respect for any young man who won’t join the colors. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

57195. No damn man kills me and lives. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

57196. If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it. – James Forrestal

57197. A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany, for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that, while militarily impotent, is industrially active. – James Forrestal

57198. There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave threat to the continued existence of this country. – James Forrestal

57199. The present danger which this country faces is at least as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan. Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country, as we know it, may cease to exist. – James Forrestal

57200. Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia’s aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison. – James Forrestal

57201. If these assets were set up as a revolving fund with which Japan could import raw materials for its industries, Japanese exports could again enter the channels of world trade-and Japanese workers would have employment and something to eat. – James Forrestal

57202. This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of waging defensive warfare. – James Forrestal

57203. From 1941 to 1945 we won a war by enlisting the whole-hearted support of all our people and all our resources. – James Forrestal

57204. For the only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade. – James Forrestal

57205. By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully – and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world. – James Forrestal

57206. As in the war of 1941-45, our victory and our survival depend on how and where we attack. – James Forrestal

57207. It is inconceivable that even the gang who runs Russia would be willing to take on war, but one always has to remember that there seemed to be no reason in 1939 for Hitler to start war, and yet he did, and he started it with a world practically unprepared. – James Forrestal

57208. I have had five phenomenal children, a great husband and, even though we are separated, we are good friends. – Maureen Forrester

57209. Another turn in my life happened when I took on the Canada Council. – Maureen Forrester

57210. By the time I was four, I would walk around the corner and wait at a local streetcar stop, get on the streetcar with somebody who looked like they could be my mother and go to the end of the line. – Maureen Forrester

57211. I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one. – Maureen Forrester

57212. I have been all over the world. I have met some wonderful people, lots of them very simple, whom nobody will ever hear about, but who have been fabulous to me. – Maureen Forrester

57213. My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar. – Maureen Forrester

57214. I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20. – Maureen Forrester

57215. Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses. – Maureen Forrester

57216. When I started to sing, my mother would have me engaged to perform at the Women’s Christian Temperance Union national or annual meetings. I would hate doing this because I wanted to play baseball or go off skiing. – Maureen Forrester

57217. That is what I always tell service clubs: If you hear of somebody who is very young and talented, pick them up and give them that little assistance to make sure that they get to the professional stage. – Maureen Forrester

57218. After Bruno Walter, my career went in leaps and bounds. I have had 35 years of a career that is just incredible, and a wonderful time all over the world. – Maureen Forrester

57219. Perhaps, once I am gone, the one thing I might be remembered for is having sung a great deal of Mahler with a great many phenomenal conductors. It is wonderful music, very spiritual. – Maureen Forrester

57220. My book has a lot of parts of my life that people don’t know about. – Maureen Forrester

57221. Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people. – Maureen Forrester

57222. It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. – Maureen Forrester

57223. If somebody asks me to recommend a young, good singer, I always do. – Maureen Forrester

57224. I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family. – Maureen Forrester

57225. I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn’t even give me one because I didn’t have my high school graduation. – Maureen Forrester

57226. Singing beautiful melodies is one thing, but to deliver the text so that the people understand it, even in a foreign language, has to be worked at very hard. – Maureen Forrester

57227. Well, you have your regular classes, like three hours every other day, three times a week. You get twice a week to have an ice practice. Once a week you have weight lifting. It was great. – Peter Forsberg

57228. It’s always good to get a goal on your first shift, but this was a game it seemed everything was going in. – Peter Forsberg

57229. It’s not only hockey, it’s every sport. You know, it’s a big event. – Peter Forsberg

57230. It’s only 60,000. It’s not a big town. It’s a big hockey town. Everybody plays hockey when you grow up. – Peter Forsberg

57231. Pretty it’s pretty good for me because I’m over here in the winters. It’s really improved my golf game. – Peter Forsberg

57232. We had a great group of guys when I was there, five of us, I think. It’s a great competition. Every practice was hard. I think that’s helped us a lot, everybody that was there. – Peter Forsberg

57233. I wouldn’t accept losing as a team, wouldn’t accept losing as my team. It’s like a war every practice. I think it helped us a lot. – Peter Forsberg

57234. I have long considered it one of God’s greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable. – Eugene Forsey

57235. One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. – E. M. Forster

57236. Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake. – E. M. Forster

57237. What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote. – E. M. Forster

57238. What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? – E. M. Forster

57239. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – E. M. Forster

57240. We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand. – E. M. Forster

57241. We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship. – E. M. Forster

57242. We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet. – E. M. Forster

57243. We are all like Scheherazade’s husband, in that we want to know what happens next. – E. M. Forster

57244. Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something. – E. M. Forster

57245. I’m a holy man minus the holiness. – E. M. Forster

57246. I am certainly an ought and not a must. – E. M. Forster

57247. I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life. – E. M. Forster

57248. I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. – E. M. Forster

57249. I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper. – E. M. Forster

57250. I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. – E. M. Forster

57251. Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! – E. M. Forster

57252. It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness. – E. M. Forster

57253. I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I’d like to be. – E. M. Forster

57254. For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better. – E. M. Forster

57255. Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism. – E. M. Forster

57256. Ideas are fatal to caste. – E. M. Forster

57257. Unless we remember we cannot understand. – E. M. Forster

57258. Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another. – E. M. Forster

57259. Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice. – E. M. Forster

57260. Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient. – E. M. Forster

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57261. I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual. – E. M. Forster

57262. But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else. – E. M. Forster

57263. If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. – E. M. Forster

57264. A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. – E. M. Forster

57265. America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large. – E. M. Forster

57266. At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity. – E. M. Forster

57267. At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes. – E. M. Forster

57268. Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed. – E. M. Forster

57269. How can I know what I think till I see what I say? – E. M. Forster

57270. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man. – E. M. Forster

57271. History develops, art stands still. – E. M. Forster

57272. Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration. – E. M. Forster

57273. Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent. – E. M. Forster

57274. Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him. – E. M. Forster

57275. Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. – E. M. Forster

57276. England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. – E. M. Forster

57277. Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch. – E. M. Forster

57278. I never could get on with representative individuals but people who existed on their own account and with whom it might therefore be possible to be friends. – E. M. Forster

57279. Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due – she reminds us too much of a prima donna. – E. M. Forster

57280. Love is always being given where it is not required. – E. M. Forster

57281. If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words. – E. M. Forster

57282. It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools. – E. M. Forster

57283. One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves. – E. M. Forster

57284. One is certain of nothing but the truth of one’s own emotions. – E. M. Forster

57285. One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it. – E. M. Forster

57286. Nonsense and beauty have close connections. – E. M. Forster

57287. No one is India. – E. M. Forster

57288. Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvellous than the land. – E. M. Forster

57289. Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards. – E. M. Forster

57290. No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour. – E. M. Forster

57291. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance. – E. M. Forster

57292. Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety. – E. M. Forster

57293. People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness. – E. M. Forster

57294. Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. – E. M. Forster

57295. Reverence is fatal to literature. – E. M. Forster

57296. So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. – E. M. Forster

57297. The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. – E. M. Forster

57298. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. – E. M. Forster

57299. The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme. – E. M. Forster

57300. Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another. – E. M. Forster

57301. The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define. – E. M. Forster

57302. The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race. – E. M. Forster

57303. The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius. – E. M. Forster

57304. The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink. – E. M. Forster

57305. The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. – E. M. Forster

57306. The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot. – E. M. Forster

57307. There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line. – E. M. Forster

57308. Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind. – E. M. Forster

57309. Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy. – E. M. Forster

57310. The woman who can’t influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself. – E. M. Forster

57311. To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way. – E. M. Forster

57312. Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes. – E. M. Forster

57313. Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s. – E. M. Forster

57314. There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer. – E. M. Forster

57315. There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy. – E. M. Forster

57316. The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can’t touch. – E. M. Forster

57317. The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art. – E. M. Forster

57318. The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal. – E. M. Forster

57319. One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys. – E. M. Forster

57320. Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love. – E. M. Forster

57321. Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. – E. M. Forster

57322. The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists. – E. M. Forster

57323. Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things. – E. M. Forster

57324. People talk about escapism as though it’s something nasty but escapism is wonderful! – Margaret Forster

57325. I write in the morning, I walk in the afternoon and I read in the evening. It’s a very easy, lovely life. – Margaret Forster

57326. I absolutely adored Wuthering Heights and fell in love with Heathcliff as most girls do. – Margaret Forster

57327. God’s always got a custard pie up his sleeve. – Margaret Forster

57328. Mmm, well that whole thing about having to look tough has never left Australia. – Robert Forster

57329. I do try to be resentful, I really do, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. – Robert Forster

57330. Well, normally we don’t think all that hard about titles. – Robert Forster

57331. I never have that ‘we were robbed’ feeling when looking around now at where some of our contemporaries are. – Robert Forster

57332. I didn’t think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash. – Bill Forsyth

57333. I’m not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory’s Girl would be number 4 on my list. – Bill Forsyth

57334. I’d made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors. – Bill Forsyth

57335. I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself. – Bill Forsyth

57336. It’s easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want. – Bill Forsyth

57337. I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I’ve done. – Bill Forsyth

57338. It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films. – Bill Forsyth

57339. At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it’s certainly my home. – Bill Forsyth

57340. I don’t really enjoy filming. – Bill Forsyth

57341. There are things that Scotsmen get and other people don’t get in the dialogue. Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase, targeted very quickly. – Bill Forsyth

57342. The studio system reminds me of the stock market. – Bill Forsyth

57343. The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones. – Bill Forsyth

57344. Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors. – Bill Forsyth

57345. My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad. – Bill Forsyth

57346. The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship. – Frederick Forsyth

57347. The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom. – Frederick Forsyth

57348. The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded. – Frederick Forsyth

57349. In the 66 years that I have been alive, there has not been one hour, of one day, of one month, of one year, when there has not been a threat aimed at us. – Frederick Forsyth

57350. The only way to quieten me is to invite me to a tennis match. – John Forsythe

57351. Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I’ve learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts. – John Forsythe

57352. It’s rather amusing at my advanced age to become a sex symbol. – John Forsythe

57353. Once you drink one glass, you want another. – John Forsythe

57354. I’m not a gambling-man. I have never bet a dollar in all my life. – John Forsythe

57355. I always said life consists of love and work. I tried to balance it 50-50. And, of course, now I’m so happy I did. – John Forsythe

57356. I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. I’m in the next bunch. – John Forsythe

57357. The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me. – Charles Fort

57358. All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it. – Charles Fort

57359. The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him. – Garrett Fort

57360. Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow? – Garrett Fort

57361. God will not damn a lunatic’s soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds. – Garrett Fort

57362. To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death. – Garrett Fort

57363. Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire. – Abe Fortas

57364. Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of the sort inflicted by Life’s picture story is not an essential instrument of responsible journalism. – Abe Fortas

57365. I feel very proud, even though they didn’t elect me, to be President of the Argentines. – Leopoldo Fortunato

57366. A small species of pinus was much prized, and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese, fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted on a variety of the stone pine. – Robert Fortune

57367. Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose, as they can be more readily bent into the desired form; the eyes and tongue are added afterwards, and the representation altogether is really good. – Robert Fortune

57368. Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art. – Robert Fortune

57369. As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit. – Robert Fortune

57370. We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to the fact from my own observation. – Robert Fortune

57371. This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots, withholding water, bending the branches, or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle. – Robert Fortune

57372. No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated. – Robert Fortune

57373. Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows. – Robert Fortune

57374. One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. – Robert Fortune

57375. So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower. – Robert Fortune

57376. Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth. – Robert Fortune

57377. Stunted varieties were generally chosen, particularly if they had the side branches opposite or regular, for much depends upon this; a one-sided tree is of no value in the eyes of the Chinese. – Robert Fortune

57378. We all know that any thing which retards in any way the free circulation of the sap, also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves. – Robert Fortune

57379. When these suckers had formed roots in the open ground, or kind of nursery where they were planted, they were looked over and the best taken up for potting. – Robert Fortune

57380. The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature. – Robert Fortune

57381. The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing, contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high, have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon. – Robert Fortune

57382. The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries, and all have attempted to give some description of the method by which the effect is produced. – Robert Fortune

57383. The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks, with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through which the visitors pass to the gardens. – Robert Fortune

57384. The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant. – Robert Fortune

57385. These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes. – Robert Fortune

57386. There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries. – Robert Fortune

57387. The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired. – Robert Fortune

57388. The white men of the South had better make up their minds that the blacks will remain in the South just as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57389. Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57390. It is not safe in the republican form of government that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason. It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57391. I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial. They should be instructed for the work to be done. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57392. The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57393. Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57394. We are African in origin and American in birth. – Timothy Thomas Fortune

57395. Why they vote for me is irrelevant, but if they do, they’re in safe hands. – Pim Fortuyn

57396. What we are witnessing now is a clash of civilisations, not just between states but within them. – Pim Fortuyn

57397. Muslims have a very bad attitude to homosexuality, they’re very intolerant. – Pim Fortuyn

57398. All those who are here can stay. I don’t say send them home like he does. – Pim Fortuyn

57399. When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical. You are competing against yourself. Not against the other athlete. – Dick Fosbury

57400. I didn’t train to make the Olympic team until 1968. I simply trained for the moment. I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete. It always seemed to evolve. – Dick Fosbury

57401. I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn’t know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event. – Dick Fosbury

57402. Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57403. The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57404. The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57405. The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57406. To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people’s places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57407. Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57408. Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57409. Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57410. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57411. A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57412. Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57413. I hate war… for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57414. God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57415. God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57416. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57417. He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57418. He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57419. Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57420. I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57421. Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57422. I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57423. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57424. Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57425. Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57426. Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57427. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57428. Our power is not so much in us as through us. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57429. He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57430. We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57431. Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

57432. To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions – the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered. – Lukas Foss

57433. Since age seven, I’ve been composing and have never stopped composing, yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been. – Lukas Foss

57434. That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it. – Lukas Foss

57435. The best way to investigate the elusive phenomenon called the creative process may well be to target all the misconceptions, to explain what the creative process is not. – Lukas Foss

57436. The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don’t sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. – Lukas Foss

57437. Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it. – Lukas Foss

57438. There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one’s identity by falling in love. – Lukas Foss

57439. Truth is a big concept. – Lukas Foss

57440. To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together. – Lukas Foss

57441. To understand Mozart’s contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius. – Lukas Foss

57442. Truth implies meaning. – Lukas Foss

57443. When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II, I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store. – Lukas Foss

57444. Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original. – Lukas Foss

57445. As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen? – Lukas Foss

57446. The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky. – Lukas Foss

57447. Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes. We literally do not know how he did it. – Lukas Foss

57448. Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique. – Lukas Foss

57449. For years that may mean imitation. Then, one day, it is like a door opening, and a new thought comes in. Why not try this instead. Suddenly he is doing something original, almost in spite of himself. – Lukas Foss

57450. My students frequently ask what their next project should be. My advice: immerse yourself in the music you love and you will find what you want to do; you will discover your next project. – Lukas Foss

57451. Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist. – Lukas Foss

57452. Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time. – Lukas Foss

57453. It is the element I miss in electronic music – no performance, no loving immersion. Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music. – Lukas Foss

57454. It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts. – Lukas Foss

57455. If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one’s own. – Lukas Foss

57456. I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom, and instead study the way the influence is transformed, in other words: how the artist made it his own. – Lukas Foss

57457. Any creator owes a debt to past creation. – Lukas Foss

57458. Great music does not just make me feel good. It means something. It makes us understand. It makes us happy. – Lukas Foss

57459. I still do not know where the notes will come from when I accept a commission for a new work. – Lukas Foss

57460. I don’t dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen. – Lukas Foss

57461. Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don’t go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart’s. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved. – Lukas Foss

57462. In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts. – Lukas Foss

57463. Seek not for fresher founts afar, just drop you bucket where you are. – Sam Walter Foss

57464. Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains. – Sam Walter Foss

57465. Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. – Sam Walter Foss

57466. Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends. – Bob Fosse

57467. She not only kept her lovely figure, she’s added so much to it. – Bob Fosse

57468. Life is just a bowl of cherries, dont take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love. – Bob Fosse

57469. Mr. Speaker, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked, and Britain stood with us. This was not only an attack against America, but against the civilized world; and Britain understood this. – Vito Fossella

57470. Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. – Vito Fossella

57471. Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism. – Vito Fossella

57472. Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another. – Vito Fossella

57473. We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo. – Vito Fossella

57474. The Staten Island Ferry remains a potential terrorist target. – Vito Fossella

57475. The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public. – Vito Fossella

57476. Russia under President Putin is less democratic and less free today than when he assumed office. If Russia cannot fulfill its obligation to the G-8 and maintain a high standard of democratic governance then its membership should be suspended. – Vito Fossella

57477. One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster. – Vito Fossella

57478. Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society. – Vito Fossella

57479. In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II. – Vito Fossella

57480. In New York alone, there was an average of more than 300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000, with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories. – Vito Fossella

57481. I won’t tolerate lying. – Vito Fossella

57482. Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens. They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of murdering innocent people. – Vito Fossella

57483. From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders. – Vito Fossella

57484. First at the outset, let me commend the great men and women of the United States Coast Guard for what they do. – Vito Fossella

57485. Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation. – Vito Fossella

57486. And finally, let me just say it is a fact that not every city can dedicate resources to terrorism. – Vito Fossella

57487. Those whose lives were lost on September 11 will remain in our thoughts and prayers forever. – Vito Fossella

57488. As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing. – Vito Fossella

57489. This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour. – Steve Fossett

57490. The good thing about flying solo is it’s never boring. – Steve Fossett

57491. The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow. – Dian Fossey

57492. I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla’s going to do, and they’re purely motivated. – Dian Fossey

57493. When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future. – Dian Fossey

57494. I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them. – Dian Fossey

57495. Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect. – Alan Dean Foster

57496. Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I’d really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it’s the wrong century. – Alan Dean Foster

57497. There’s certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there’s also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field. – Alan Dean Foster

57498. Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art. – Alan Dean Foster

57499. In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known. – Alan Dean Foster

57500. I’ve been writing full-time since 1978. – Alan Dean Foster

57501. I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web. – Alan Dean Foster

57502. I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year. – Alan Dean Foster

57503. I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible. – Alan Dean Foster

57504. I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It’s a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility. – Alan Dean Foster

57505. Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That’s where the real danger lies. – Alan Dean Foster

57506. The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so. – Alan Dean Foster

57507. I hear entire symphonies, oratorios, in my head, but I can’t write a note. – Alan Dean Foster

57508. Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn’t done too badly. – Alan Dean Foster

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57509. Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you’re connecting with them on a personal level. – Alan Dean Foster

57510. Don’t try to write to the trend of the moment. – Alan Dean Foster

57511. Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. – Alan Dean Foster

57512. Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn’t difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We’re not a particular species. Check out popular video games. – Alan Dean Foster

57513. Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved. – Alan Dean Foster

57514. How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all. – Alan Dean Foster

57515. I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don’t really have hobbies in the traditional sense… I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters. – Alan Dean Foster

57516. I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new. – Alan Dean Foster

57517. I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that’s kind of a natural progression. But I’m definitely drawn to it. It’s probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older. – Jodie Foster

57518. The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don’t know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince. – Jodie Foster

57519. It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me. – Jodie Foster

57520. I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that’s kind of why I’m kind of pro dubbing. – Jodie Foster

57521. I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it’s a difficult thing. – Jodie Foster

57522. I’d like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young. – Jodie Foster

57523. I’m kind of a chatterbox and I talk really fast. – Jodie Foster

57524. I’ve always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse. – Jodie Foster

57525. I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends. – Jodie Foster

57526. Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn’t hurt your appreciation of the painting. – Jodie Foster

57527. My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant. – Jodie Foster

57528. Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from. – Jodie Foster

57529. Part of me longs to do a job where there’s not a gray area. – Jodie Foster

57530. The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it. – Jodie Foster

57531. Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles. – Jodie Foster

57532. I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare. – Jodie Foster

57533. I don’t know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean. – Jodie Foster

57534. So, yes, there’s nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies. – Jodie Foster

57535. I don’t know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I’ve never been bored a day in my life. – Jodie Foster

57536. But now I really don’t want to work unless I really, really care about a project. – Jodie Foster

57537. But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy. – Jodie Foster

57538. By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director. – Jodie Foster

57539. Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it’s not acceptable. – Jodie Foster

57540. I am the luckiest filmmaker I know. – Jodie Foster

57541. I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day. – Jodie Foster

57542. You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you’ll look around a room and can’t find them and there’s a searing pain that goes through your body. – Jodie Foster

57543. I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize. – Jodie Foster

57544. I guess I’ve played a lot of victims, but that’s what a lot of the history of women is about. – Jodie Foster

57545. I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn’t allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you’re done with work. – Jodie Foster

57546. I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them – and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it. – Jodie Foster

57547. I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films. – Jodie Foster

57548. I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it. – Jodie Foster

57549. I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life. – Jodie Foster

57550. I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn’t have deep relationships with kids my own age. – Jodie Foster

57551. I think ‘destiny’ is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. – Jodie Foster

57552. I didn’t have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies. – Jodie Foster

57553. Since my Japanese isn’t very good, I had to have an interpreter to communicate with most of the crew. – John Foster

57554. There aren’t many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don’t speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself – people were curious about what I was doing. – John Foster

57555. To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character’s inner desires and fears. – John Foster

57556. The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods. – John Foster

57557. And, of course, supernatural elements just make a story more interesting. – John Foster

57558. I didn’t really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago. – John Foster

57559. I had lived in Fukuoka during the mid 1990s, and I was a volunteer with the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival. – John Foster

57560. As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action. – John Foster

57561. The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. – John W. Foster

57562. Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order? – John W. Foster

57563. A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself. – John W. Foster

57564. One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. – John W. Foster

57565. The here-and-now is no mere filling of time, but a filling of time with God. – John W. Foster

57566. Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment. – Judith Ellen Foster

57567. The country needs the political work of women today as much as it has ever needed woman in any other work at any other time. – Judith Ellen Foster

57568. Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be. – Norman Foster

57569. Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space. – Leon Foucault

57570. The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one’s power to either hasten or slow it down. – Leon Foucault

57571. Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art. – Michel Foucault

57572. What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. – Michel Foucault

57573. The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us. – Michel Foucault

57574. Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline. – Michel Foucault

57575. Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society. – Michel Foucault

57576. Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions. – Michel Foucault

57577. In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating. – Michel Foucault

57578. If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost. – Michel Foucault

57579. Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. – Michel Foucault

57580. As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end. – Michel Foucault

57581. As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end. – Michel Foucault

57582. What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy. – Pete Fountain

57583. I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets. – Pete Fountain

57584. You know, it’s funny… when you’re making money, people don’t think you’re playing jazz. Now when you’re not making money, people think that you’re a good jazz musician. – Pete Fountain

57585. If I had grown up in any place but New Orleans, I don’t think my career would have taken off. I wouldn’t have heard the music that was around this town. There was so much going on when I was a kid. – Pete Fountain

57586. The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress. – Charles Fourier

57587. For future exploration, when we have the objective of going to the Moon, it is important to have several possibilities to go there, and within this framework of cooperation to have our own access to orbit around the Moon. – Alain Fournier

57588. People ask me who he reminds me of. The way he’s playing, I’d say he doesn’t remind me of anybody. I’ve never seen anybody – running back, quarterback, wide receiver – make the plays that Vince Young made today. – Dan Fouts

57589. When you work with a legend as I do, it’s wonderful. There’s so many things I’ve learned working with Keith. He’s so patient, not only with me, but with everyone in our crew and with the audience and with the game. He has a style that is so easy and will never be copied. – Dan Fouts

57590. One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson. – Dan Fouts

57591. I’m over it. You strive to win a Super Bowl and you do everything you can to get there. But being in the Hall of Fame, you never play for that honor. It’s incredible. – Dan Fouts

57592. I remember Terry being exhausted from his latest Super Bowl win and all the things that go with it. – Dan Fouts

57593. I always loved going to Hawai’i; it was very, very special. – Dan Fouts

57594. First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai’i was a brilliant idea. – Dan Fouts

57595. I believe Mrs. Thatcher’s emphasis on enterprise was right. – Gene Fowler

57596. Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert – and then make it brief. – Gene Fowler

57597. They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. – Gene Fowler

57598. Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. – Gene Fowler

57599. The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. – Gene Fowler

57600. Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running. – Gene Fowler

57601. Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application. – Gene Fowler

57602. Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one’s own tooth. – Gene Fowler

57603. What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. – Gene Fowler

57604. Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. – Gene Fowler

57605. Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. – Gene Fowler

57606. Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait. – Gene Fowler

57607. It is easier to believe than to doubt. – Gene Fowler

57608. I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down. – Gene Fowler

57609. Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one’s mind. – Gene Fowler

57610. He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled. – Gene Fowler

57611. For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. – Gene Fowler

57612. Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind. – Gene Fowler

57613. If they haven’t heard it before it’s original. – Gene Fowler

57614. According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work. – Jim Fowler

57615. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature. – Jim Fowler

57616. Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue. – Jim Fowler

57617. Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it’s so crowded. – Jim Fowler

57618. Sooner or later we’ve got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare. – Jim Fowler

57619. That’s really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople. – Jim Fowler

57620. The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care. – Jim Fowler

57621. My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey. – Jim Fowler

57622. The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry. – Jim Fowler

57623. Then a neighbor, Mr Smith, had a dairy cow and an couple bulls. He showed me how to bluff a bull. – Jim Fowler

57624. The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life. – Jim Fowler

57625. The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we’ll start thinking of doing something about it. – Jim Fowler

57626. The Zambesi is a big river; there’s no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run. – Jim Fowler

57627. There’s no country in the world that’s more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan. – Jim Fowler

57628. We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park. – Jim Fowler

57629. We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls. – Jim Fowler

57630. Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left. – Jim Fowler

57631. The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. – Jim Fowler

57632. Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there. – Jim Fowler

57633. There’s no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we’ve ever invented. – Jim Fowler

57634. My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants. – Jim Fowler

57635. But I’ll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington. – Jim Fowler

57636. Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion. – Jim Fowler

57637. Haiti looks like a bomb hit it. – Jim Fowler

57638. How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security. – Jim Fowler

57639. I always said it was to be dumb enough to do what Marlon Perkins said to do. – Jim Fowler

57640. I don’t think we’re going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we’ve got to translate that into what’s in it for us. – Jim Fowler

57641. I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife. – Jim Fowler

57642. I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School. – Jim Fowler

57643. I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it’s now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there. – Jim Fowler

57644. Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans. – Jim Fowler

57645. I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn’t recognize it because of the size of the trees. – Jim Fowler

57646. Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type. – Jim Fowler

57647. I’m a little different from all those conservation types. – Jim Fowler

57648. Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues. – Jim Fowler

57649. I don’t want to save a creek for the creek’s sake, but what’s in it for human beings. – Jim Fowler

57650. Sun’s role in the grand scheme of development is to work on the runtime environment and the APIs. The tools we produce are much more for systems programmers, not enterprise developers. – John Fowler

57651. Today there are hundreds of millions of mobile devices, but you do have to know a bit about what each device is capable of doing in order to approach it as a developer. – John Fowler

57652. Today, Web services is really about developing for the server. What it means to developers is any set of systems services that you make a Web service you to access by any kind of device with a highly interactive client, not just a browser. – John Fowler

57653. When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn’t quite caught on in England – things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn’t be tolerated now. – Robbie Fowler

57654. We had been getting some bad results, now it is up to us to make up the ground and catch Manchester United. – Robbie Fowler

57655. It strikes me that these days, clubs don’t even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don’t have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that. – Robbie Fowler

57656. The treble parade would have been the most perfect moment of my footballing life, but for the two people standing behind me, clearly already plotting their next move. – Robbie Fowler

57657. After taking temporary charge last season he took us from looking down at the fringes of another relegation scrap, to within a kick of getting into Europe. – Robbie Fowler

57658. Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it. – Robbie Fowler

57659. Maybe if I’d not been able to kick a ball it would have been different, but I doubt it because all my mates are decent blokes now, just normal fellas with families. – Robbie Fowler

57660. It’s inevitable now, because everyone is a superstar, even if they’re just an average player, and maybe that was part of the process set in motion when I signed that contract in 1994. – Robbie Fowler

57661. If you pray enough for things, I am proof that they can happen. I feel like a kid on Christmas day now, every day. It’s something I have wanted for a long time and I am as happy as anyone to be here. It is great to be back at my first love. – Robbie Fowler

57662. I was a boy, suddenly treated like the men and expected to act like them. – Robbie Fowler

57663. I sometimes think I’ve needed a bit of an arm around me in my career – which I’ve not always got from certain managers and coaches who didn’t understand me. – Robbie Fowler

57664. I get paranoid about people staring at me. Even now I don’t deal with people looking at me. I can’t do it sometimes. I can’t go out. I don’t know how to react when people stare. – Robbie Fowler

57665. An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn’t flattering. – Robbie Fowler

57666. A goal is a goal no matter which end it goes in. I’m pleased to get off the mark again. – Robbie Fowler

57667. It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don’t want to be the last man standing. – Robbie Fowler

57668. I don’t want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I’ve had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing. – Robbie Fowler

57669. Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while. – Simon Fowler

57670. That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. – John Fowles

57671. The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself. – John Fowles

57672. The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time. – John Fowles

57673. There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common – a need to create an alternative world. – John Fowles

57674. There are only two races on this planet – the intelligent and the stupid. – John Fowles

57675. There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be. – John Fowles

57676. Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be. – John Fowles

57677. We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. – John Fowles

57678. An answer is always a form of death. – John Fowles

57679. Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. – John Fowles

57680. In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. – John Fowles

57681. In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization’s hardest winters. – John Fowles

57682. I don’t think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me. – John Fowles

57683. Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. – John Fowles

57684. Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man. – John Fowles

57685. Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want. – John Fowles

57686. The worst of revolutions is a restoration. – Charles James Fox

57687. Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. – Charles James Fox

57688. All political power is a trust. – Charles James Fox

57689. How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! And how much the best! – Charles James Fox

57690. I am really looking for a chance to direct. I feel like that’s kind of the next frontier for me. I know that it’s really hard to do, but I feel like I want to have a chance to try and translate something I’ve written and try and get a tone across. – Dana Fox

57691. Life is a state of consciousness. – Emmet Fox

57692. You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind. – Emmet Fox

57693. Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you. – Emmet Fox

57694. The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself. – Emmet Fox

57695. You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. – Emmet Fox

57696. It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. – Emmet Fox

57697. If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. – Emmet Fox

57698. As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be. – Emmet Fox

57699. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. – Emmet Fox

57700. When the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low. – George Fox

57701. Why should any man have power over any other man’s faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it? – George Fox

57702. The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people’s hearts… his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them. – George Fox

57703. Take care that all your offerings be free, and of your own, that has cost you something; so that ye may not offer of that which is another man’s, or that which ye are entrusted withal, and not your own. – George Fox

57704. I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness. – George Fox

57705. Be still and cool in thine own mind and spirit. – George Fox

57706. Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall, and the old spider of the law is out upon you with all his vermin at his heels. – Henry Fox

57707. If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me. – Henry Fox

57708. Beauty is everything. – Jorja Fox

57709. Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback. – Kate Fox

57710. Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves. – Kate Fox

57711. Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping. – Kate Fox

57712. Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining. – Kate Fox

57713. There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding… But let’s be clear – it’s not going to be perfect. – Liam Fox

57714. We will continue to be a big contributor to NATO and our interests will be more secure. – Liam Fox

57715. We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened. – Liam Fox

57716. If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world’s most unstable region. – Liam Fox

57717. But while we can never predict where events will take us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence, we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour’s legacy. – Liam Fox

57718. We can’t afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world. – Liam Fox

57719. New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour’s economic policies were a national security liability. – Liam Fox

57720. To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people. – Matthew Fox

57721. We are in the cosmos and the cosmos is in us. – Matthew Fox

57722. To connect with the great river we all need a path, but when you get down there there’s only one river. – Matthew Fox

57723. If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. – Matthew Fox

57724. I don’t think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that’s Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They’re telling you to give them your money otherwise you’re going to hell. – Matthew Fox

57725. A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together. – Matthew Fox

57726. Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons – but they’re not out there. – Matthew Fox

57727. Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgment. Beauty is All. The difference is everything. – Matthew Fox

57728. Creation is all space, all time – all things past, present, and future. – Matthew Fox

57729. Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism. – Matthew Fox

57730. I am a Westerner. We’re not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it’s like a mirror, saying, hey, can’t you see what’s here in your own religion, what are you, stupid? – Matthew Fox

57731. When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether. – Matthew Fox

57732. I’m smart and I can be really funny and interesting and I can go toe-to-toe with anybody in a conversation. – Megan Fox

57733. I’m the biggest nerd – I love comic books and stuff like that! I don’t have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things. – Megan Fox

57734. I’ve done one movie. And it’s not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes. I mean, I’m not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I’m not Meryl Streep. – Megan Fox

57735. I’ve never been a big believer in formal education. – Megan Fox

57736. People who don’t like me talk about it as though I’m trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it’s 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren’t limited to sailors. It’s a form of art I find beautiful. I love it. – Megan Fox

57737. I think that I’m so psychotic and so mentally ill that if I could tap into that I could do something really interesting. – Megan Fox

57738. Well, I’m clearly not ugly. – Megan Fox

57739. When I was 14, I thought I was the coolest kid in school because I told everyone the jokes in FHM. – Megan Fox

57740. When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes. We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who’s not their partner. It’s really kind of gross. – Megan Fox

57741. I’m not trying to take Cate Blanchett down. – Megan Fox

57742. I have no friends and I never leave my house. – Megan Fox

57743. When I talk about my husband, I feel as if people roll their eyes. It’s like when you’re 16 and order a martini, and the waiter says, ‘Do you think I’m stupid?’. They can’t grasp that I’m old enough to be married. – Megan Fox

57744. I’m horrible to live with. I don’t clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. – Megan Fox

57745. I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man. – Megan Fox

57746. I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That’s what our purpose is in this business. You’re merchandised, you’re a product. You’re sold and it’s based on sex. But that’s okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded. – Megan Fox

57747. I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard. – Megan Fox

57748. I really enjoy having sex, and that’s offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven’t met a lot of men who’ve said, “You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!”. That’s because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them. – Megan Fox

57749. I need to behave in a way that will cause people to take me seriously. – Megan Fox

57750. I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I’m attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He’s usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. So it’s strange. – Megan Fox

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57751. I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high. I’d rather have sex with Brian all the time than leave the house. He doesn’t mind. – Megan Fox

57752. I have a mouth and I’m not afraid to use it. – Megan Fox

57753. I didn’t get along with Lindsay Lohan on ‘Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen’, but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven’t seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she’s grown and become a different person. I know I have. – Megan Fox

57754. I could see myself in a relationship with a girl; Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing. – Megan Fox

57755. Zac Efron is my obsession, we’re the same person. We’re not actually here, it’s like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it’s me, and you don’t know that. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of all time. – Megan Fox

57756. I haven’t gone completely insane, but it might happen soon. – Megan Fox

57757. I’m just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores. It’s just there. It’s something I don’t have to turn on. – Megan Fox

57758. Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all. – Michael J. Fox

57759. What other people think about me is not my business. – Michael J. Fox

57760. I’m kind of private and I keep things inside a lot, but it’s been so wonderful to realize that people care about you in a very deep way and that there is some bond between an actor and his audience. I don’t even know how to describe that feeling. – Michael J. Fox

57761. You’ve probably read in People that I’m a nice guy – but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson’s, I wanted to kill him. – Michael J. Fox

57762. You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don’t know what I want. I don’t want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them. – Michael J. Fox

57763. I’m going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli. – Michael J. Fox

57764. If I were overweight because I ate too much, I would have far more of a complex. I would know if I just stopped eating and showed a little discipline I would be thin. But there’s not a hell of a lot I can do about being short. You just gotta run with it. – Michael J. Fox

57765. In my 50s I’ll be dancing at my children’s weddings. – Michael J. Fox

57766. Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur. – Michael J. Fox

57767. One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. – Michael J. Fox

57768. Pain is temporary, film is forever. – Michael J. Fox

57769. The laughs mean more to me than the adoration. If two girls walk up to me and one says ‘you’re cute’, I’ll say thank you, but I appreciate it much more when the other one says ‘you make me laugh so much’. – Michael J. Fox

57770. The oldest form of theater is the dinner table. It’s got five or six people, new show every night, same players. Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot. – Michael J. Fox

57771. The only thing worse than an opportunity you don’t deserve is blowing an opportunity. – Michael J. Fox

57772. Tracy is more a help to me than I am to her. – Michael J. Fox

57773. After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks. – Michael J. Fox

57774. I’m also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films that, if they do nothing else, allow people to check their problems at the door, sit down and have a good time. – Michael J. Fox

57775. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn’t do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me. – Michael J. Fox

57776. I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn’t being made. – Michael J. Fox

57777. I love the irony. I’m perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man. – Michael J. Fox

57778. I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn’t nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. – Michael J. Fox

57779. I got sick of turning on the TV and seeing my face. – Michael J. Fox

57780. I don’t want people to kick my ass, I just want to get to a point where they can’t kick it. – Michael J. Fox

57781. I didn’t want o do metal work and get my hands all nicked up and be around guys. So I took drama because there were a lot of girls. – Michael J. Fox

57782. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business. – Michael J. Fox

57783. Everybody in the world knew I was before I knew who I was. – Michael J. Fox

57784. Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox

57785. I’ve traveled around the world and made love with many satisfied women. So I decided to share my story. – Rick Fox

57786. You don’t want to get me started about apple martinis and the affect they have on my lovemaking. I might just throw you down and make some love to you right here and now. – Rick Fox

57787. Since I left basketball, and my wife, it’s been a glorious feast of lovemaking. – Rick Fox

57788. Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level. – Rick Fox

57789. Everything I’ve always done has been for the sole purpose of increasing my lovemaking output. A lot of guys won’t admit that, but I do. I just want to make love. – Rick Fox

57790. Rita got the best of us. We took quite a beating. It’s going to take a while to come back from this. – Rick Fox

57791. I can’t beleive I’m here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn’t our time. – Samantha Fox

57792. I’ve got ten pairs of trainers. That’s one for every day of the week. – Samantha Fox

57793. Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can’t get anything done. I’m happy with the fundraising but upset we don’t have time to talk and meet with people. – Terry Fox

57794. It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I’m finished I’m not going to be on the front page, but I’m going to be just as happy without the publicity. – Terry Fox

57795. I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit. – Terry Fox

57796. Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me. – Terry Fox

57797. Even though I’m not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now. – Terry Fox

57798. We would betray Mexicans’ hopes for change if we felt satisfied with what we’ve accomplished so far. – Vicente Fox

57799. You may count on Mexico’s support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world. – Vicente Fox

57800. Our number one priority is to spend every peso possible to include those who are currently excluded. – Vicente Fox

57801. At the very end, what is going to happen is that immigration will be reduced considerably. And how can we get to that stage? By agreements on sectors. – Vicente Fox

57802. Change will not come from above, it will come from below, from the small and medium size businesspeople. They do dare to show their faces. They applaud us and help us financially. – Vicente Fox

57803. I am the guardian of power, not its owner. – Vicente Fox

57804. I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues to developing human capital and technological development. None of us politicians should be able to touch that money. – Vicente Fox

57805. I have decided to fight for my country, because we have build a success story in Guanajuato, with real results and more yet to come in the next two years. – Vicente Fox

57806. Mexico doesn’t deserve what has happened to us. A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit us to stop being a loser country. – Vicente Fox

57807. There’s no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States. – Vicente Fox

57808. We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets, in the daily work of the communications media, in the open relationship between the governing and the governed. – Vicente Fox

57809. We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime. – Vicente Fox

57810. I think it’s very important that the United States keeps out of the local electoral process in Mexico. – Vicente Fox

57811. Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man’s greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked. – Vincente Fox

57812. Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico’s culture and natural attractions. – Vincente Fox

57813. A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy. – Vivica Fox

57814. Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings! – John Foxe

57815. A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure. – John Foxe

57816. The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome. – John Foxe

57817. A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence. – John Foxe

57818. A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger. – John Foxe

57819. The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people’s minds and properties. – John Foxe

57820. When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory. – John Foxe

57821. Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy. – John Foxe

57822. The more excited the rooster gets, the higher his voice goes. He’s got a little bit of a Barney Fife quality to him. – Jeff Foxworthy

57823. If your neighbors think you’re a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

57824. If your working television sits on top of your non-working television, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

57825. It’s a weird sensation to be mad and learning at the same time. – Jeff Foxworthy

57826. It’s hard to think of yourself as a loser at 2 years old. – Jeff Foxworthy

57827. Little girls love dolls. They just don’t love doll clothes. We’ve got four thousand dolls and ain’t one of them got a stitch of clothes on. – Jeff Foxworthy

57828. My father-in-law gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don’t know why there’s this big rush to do this. – Jeff Foxworthy

57829. My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family. – Jeff Foxworthy

57830. Nothing in life prepares you to be famous. – Jeff Foxworthy

57831. Now, it’s true I married my wife for her looks… but not the ones she’s been givin’ me lately. – Jeff Foxworthy

57832. People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I’m very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school. – Jeff Foxworthy

57833. Pride is the first step in people unraveling and companies unraveling and relationships unraveling. – Jeff Foxworthy

57834. If you’ve ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

57835. The designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, drop them off at the wrong house. – Jeff Foxworthy

57836. The stuff that made me mad 20 years ago doesn’t really make me mad any more. – Jeff Foxworthy

57837. There’s no down time any more. – Jeff Foxworthy

57838. What I hated was doing what somebody in LA thought Jeff Foxworthy ought to do. – Jeff Foxworthy

57839. When you get to your third millionth frequent flyer mile, I think something snaps in your brain. – Jeff Foxworthy

57840. You may be a redneck if… you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education. – Jeff Foxworthy

57841. You may be a redneck if… your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand. – Jeff Foxworthy

57842. You might be a redneck if… the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it. – Jeff Foxworthy

57843. You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional’ any more. – Jeff Foxworthy

57844. That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring. – Jeff Foxworthy

57845. I had to perform at the White House for the president, That’s always kind of a weird set to try to put together. – Jeff Foxworthy

57846. Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door. – Jeff Foxworthy

57847. Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn’t tell their therapist. – Jeff Foxworthy

57848. Between New York and LA, there’s 200 million people that aren’t hip, and they don’t want to be hip. – Jeff Foxworthy

57849. Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother – you’re not sure what you’ve got but you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it. – Jeff Foxworthy

57850. Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt? – Jeff Foxworthy

57851. Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work. – Jeff Foxworthy

57852. For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life’s list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors. – Jeff Foxworthy

57853. If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

57854. Have you ever seen people so ugly that you have to get someone else to verify it? – Jeff Foxworthy

57855. I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. – Jeff Foxworthy

57856. I know God is real. – Jeff Foxworthy

57857. I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points. – Jeff Foxworthy

57858. If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

57859. If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’ – Jeff Foxworthy

57860. I’ve been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family. – Jeff Foxworthy

57861. I know if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. – Jeff Foxworthy

57862. I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I’ve got four more summers with her. I’m not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie. – Jeff Foxworthy

57863. I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I’d spent about half the day in the woods. – Jeff Foxworthy

57864. I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument. – Jeff Foxworthy

57865. I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it, it takes another two or three hours a day. I don’t want to give two or three more hours away. – Jeff Foxworthy

57866. I really don’t require a whole lot in life. – Jeff Foxworthy

57867. If men have a smell it’s usually an accident. – Jeff Foxworthy

57868. Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles for living. – Jamie Foxx

57869. In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness? – Jamie Foxx

57870. She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you. – Jamie Foxx

57871. The show doesn’t drive home a lesson, but it can open up people’s minds enough for them to see how stupid every kind of prejudice can be. – Redd Foxx

57872. This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I’m coming to join ya, honey! – Redd Foxx

57873. Certain things should be yours to have when you work your way to the top. – Redd Foxx

57874. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. – Redd Foxx

57875. A girl’s legs are her best friends… but even the best of friends must part. – Redd Foxx

57876. Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. – Redd Foxx

57877. I’m convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know. – Redd Foxx

57878. So why in the world would anyone support the unethical, failed use of embryonic stem cells instead of the ethical, successful use of adult stem cells? Because they do not know the difference. – Virginia Foxx

57879. In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes. – Virginia Foxx

57880. Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind’s right. – Virginia Foxx

57881. Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem that can have serious ramifications in the long run. – Virginia Foxx

57882. One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed. – Virginia Foxx

57883. Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light. – Virginia Foxx

57884. I like the idea of giving workers control and putting their money into their personal accounts. – Virginia Foxx

57885. The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric. – Virginia Foxx

57886. The life expectancy is much longer today than it was when Social Security was created. – Virginia Foxx

57887. The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980, and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet. – Virginia Foxx

57888. There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research. – Virginia Foxx

57889. This is my first term. I was told it was going to be an exciting term, and a lot of things would be done, and I cannot think about something more exciting than save Social Security. – Virginia Foxx

57890. Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon. – Virginia Foxx

57891. If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones. – Virginia Foxx

57892. From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch. – Virginia Foxx

57893. Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing, and they would rather win the next election than move America forward. – Virginia Foxx

57894. Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream. – Virginia Foxx

57895. China’s idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks. – Virginia Foxx

57896. China is crippling our manufacturing economy and eliminating our jobs by illegally flooding our markets. – Virginia Foxx

57897. Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive. – Virginia Foxx

57898. America does not fight for land, glory or riches. – Virginia Foxx

57899. Adult stem cells tend not to form tumors. – Virginia Foxx

57900. A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission. – Virginia Foxx

57901. A stem cell is essentially a blank cell capable of becoming another, more differentiated cell-type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell or a nerve cell. – Virginia Foxx

57902. The first misconception is that embryonic stem cell research is not legal. The fact is, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal. Research on embryonic stem cells has taken place for years. – Virginia Foxx

57903. We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own. – Virginia Foxx

57904. In the face of terrorism, a united front is one of the strongest weapons. – Virginia Foxx

57905. The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world. – Virginia Foxx

57906. No one invited you to this business. You invited yourself. – Eddie Foy

57907. I guess John Wayne would be one. I just respected the way he acted. – A. J. Foyt

57908. I’m no where as tough as my father. I really think that I am more open to change than he was. – A. J. Foyt

57909. My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong. – A. J. Foyt

57910. I’m sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek, It’s my life at this point. To deny it would just be foolish. – Jonathan Frakes

57911. Well, there’s much more time to do a weekly show, and much more coverage – as it turns out, it was all preparation for the stuff I’m doing now – but it was interesting to see how much time was spent on how little airtime, compared to knocking out a show a day on the soaps. – Jonathan Frakes

57912. No, the type-casting didn’t happen until after Star Trek. I don’t think that you get typecast until you’ve been cast! – Jonathan Frakes

57913. I’ve always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we’re the only life form in the galaxy. – Jonathan Frakes

57914. I think, unfortunately or fortunately, the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money, they’ll make another one. – Jonathan Frakes

57915. I think, frankly, that I’m a better director than I was an actor. – Jonathan Frakes

57916. I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us – as actors, writers, directors. – Jonathan Frakes

57917. I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into. – Jonathan Frakes

57918. I don’t think you ever leave Star Trek for good. – Jonathan Frakes

57919. I always enjoyed going into the holodeck. – Jonathan Frakes

57920. I think that I’ve been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I’ve spent so much time in front of a green screen. – Jonathan Frakes

57921. If the prime directives were followed a little more accurately here on earth, I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna, but I think people would certainly get along better. – Jonathan Frakes

57922. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one’s need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood. – Janet Frame

57923. Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance. – Janet Frame

57924. They think I’m going to be a schoolteacher but I’m going to be a poet. – Janet Frame

57925. They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one’s need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood. – Janet Frame

57926. It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we’re always in other places, lost, like sheep. – Janet Frame

57927. I like to see life with its teeth out. – Janet Frame

57928. From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth. – Janet Frame

57929. Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day. – Janet Frame

57930. Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. – Janet Frame

57931. For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction. – Janet Frame

57932. The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences. – John Frame

57933. We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God’s commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those. – John Frame

57934. The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. – Anatole France

57935. Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin. – Anatole France

57936. Silence is the wit of fools. – Anatole France

57937. Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. – Anatole France

57938. What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster! – Anatole France

57939. That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. – Anatole France

57940. You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving. – Anatole France

57941. The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever. – Anatole France

57942. The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. – Anatole France

57943. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. – Anatole France

57944. The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. – Anatole France

57945. The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. – Anatole France

57946. The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. – Anatole France

57947. The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything. – Anatole France

57948. Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. – Anatole France

57949. There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant. – Anatole France

57950. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

57951. To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. – Anatole France

57952. Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

57953. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

57954. War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war. – Anatole France

57955. We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. – Anatole France

57956. We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best. – Anatole France

57957. What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation. – Anatole France

57958. When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. – Anatole France

57959. Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. – Anatole France

57960. Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. – Anatole France

57961. The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. – Anatole France

57962. Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. – Anatole France

57963. A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. – Anatole France

57964. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. – Anatole France

57965. An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. – Anatole France

57966. Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me. – Anatole France

57967. An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind. – Anatole France

57968. One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me. – Anatole France

57969. Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. – Anatole France

57970. Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. – Anatole France

57971. History books that contain no lies are extremely dull. – Anatole France

57972. I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. – Anatole France

57973. I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. – Anatole France

57974. If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. – Anatole France

57975. If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. – Anatole France

57976. Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

57977. In art as in love, instinct is enough. – Anatole France

57978. Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. – Anatole France

57979. Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. – Anatole France

57980. It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. – Anatole France

57981. It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. – Anatole France

57982. It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit. – Anatole France

57983. It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be. – Anatole France

57984. Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. – Anatole France

57985. Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. – Anatole France

57986. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. – Anatole France

57987. Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal. – Anatole France

57988. Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water. – Anatole France

57989. But sweetly and discreetly love passes from person to person, from heart to heart, or it is nothing worth. – Marie de France

57990. Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips. – Marie de France

57991. Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved. – Marie de France

57992. For what the lover would, that would the beloved; what she would ask of him that should he go before to grant. Without accord such as this, love is but a bond and a constraint. – Marie de France

57993. Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear; but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously. – Marie de France

57994. The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority. – Marie de France

57995. For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter. – Marie de France

57996. Whosoever counts these Lays as fable, may be assured that I am not of his mind. – Marie de France

57997. He who would tell divers tales must know how to vary the tune. – Marie de France

57998. The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world. – Marie de France

57999. Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love, not one can spell the first letter of his name. – Marie de France

58000. Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason. – Marie de France

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