180000 famous quotes part 59 – 58001 to 59000

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180000 famous quotes part 59 – 58001 to 59000

58001. If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! – Marie de France

58002. I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest. – Marie de France

58003. There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them. – Marie de France

58004. We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience. – Gary L. Francione

58005. The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution. – Gary L. Francione

58006. Because animals are property, we consider as “humane treatment” that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans. – Gary L. Francione

58007. Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends. – Arlene Francis

58008. A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. – Brendan Francis

58009. A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. – Brendan Francis

58010. At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self. – Brendan Francis

58011. Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day. – Brendan Francis

58012. If you accept your limitations you go beyond them. – Brendan Francis

58013. If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. – Brendan Francis

58014. Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. – Brendan Francis

58015. No man can discover his own talents. – Brendan Francis

58016. No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. – Brendan Francis

58017. The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? – Brendan Francis

58018. What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque. – Brendan Francis

58019. I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn’t. – Connie Francis

58020. There are some cities that I did take time out to study, ’cause I love history and one of them was Boston, and of course Rome and all of those places like that. But, in Syracuse or Rochester, or any of those places, no. – Connie Francis

58021. I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn’t let me speak a word of English. – Connie Francis

58022. There wasn’t much around. After the shows, we would go to an Italian restaurant that a friend of ours owned and so I didn’t get a chance to see much. Actually, that holds true of most places I’ve been. – Connie Francis

58023. Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don’t apply to you. – Dick Francis

58024. Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer. – Dick Francis

58025. I wondered to what extent people remained the same as they’d been when very young; if one peeled back the layers of living one would come to the know child. – Dick Francis

58026. I have never, ever, had an acting partnership that was a safe, as full, and as exciting as the one I had with Tony. I didn’t want to go through life without having a chance to taste it again. – Genie Francis

58027. The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony’s eyes, he’s still 100% present, sharing everything that’s going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance. – Genie Francis

58028. There is something else at work here that is beyond me – and that is Laura. She has a life of her own. There is a magic in her. The muse is in her. And I’m lucky to have her in my life. – Genie Francis

58029. I go now before the milk of Human kindness goes sour for me. – Philip Francis

58030. I think you always hope you can play forever, but you always realize that time will come… I was fortunate I was able to make a decision, move on and do it comfortably. – Ron Francis

58031. It was a fun ride. I’ve enjoyed my time on the ice and I’ve enjoyed more and more people getting interested in the game of hockey. – Ron Francis

58032. As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be. – Ron Francis

58033. What we want is to make something that fills utterly the sight and can’t be used to make life only bearable. – Sam Francis

58034. Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark. – Sam Francis

58035. An increase in light gives an increase in darkness. – Sam Francis

58036. All is lost save honor. – Francis I

58037. There is nothing left to me but honor, and my life, which is saved. – Francis I

58038. Woman is always fickle – foolish is he who trusts her. – Francis I

58039. Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them. – Francis I

58040. The world loves to be deceived. – Sebastian Franck

58041. To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word. – Sebastian Franck

58042. There will be no communism. – Francisco Franco

58043. I am responsible only to God and history. – Francisco Franco

58044. I worked the drive-through at McDonald’s and tried out different accents – Italian, Russian, Irish. – James Franco

58045. My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That’s what my parents called me. I also got ‘Teddy Ruxpin’ a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out ‘James Franco’ my junior year of high school, I didn’t correct her. – James Franco

58046. When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth. I didn’t want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn’t be an actor if I didn’t get the braces. So, I got the braces. – James Franco

58047. When I research a role it does get a little crazy and maybe even a little stupid. – James Franco

58048. The first piece of art that I ever bought-when I could afford it-was a Warhol sketch from the period when he was just getting out of doing commercial work and more into art. It’s a sketch of a young guy’s face. I guess the gallery that I bought it from thought I would like it because the young guy kind of looked like James Dean. – James Franco

58049. It’s hard when you’re doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were. – James Franco

58050. If the work is good, what does it matter? I’m doing it because I love it. Why not do as many things I love as I can? As long as the work is good. – James Franco

58051. When we were doing ‘Freaks and Geeks’, I didn’t quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn’t on me. I thought I was helping the other actors by keeping them on their toes, but nobody appreciated it when I would trip them up. So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way. – James Franco

58052. I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I’ve actually been painting longer than I’ve been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself. – James Franco

58053. I don’t even like to sleep – I feel as if there’s too much to do. – James Franco

58054. I become kind of obsessive about research. – James Franco

58055. A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers – not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It’s almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick. – James Franco

58056. I am not going to be the guy who’s not pulling his weight. – James Franco

58057. The new critique you’re gonna start hearing about James Franco, is ‘He’s spreading himself too thin.’ – James Franco

58058. Did you ever see Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke? That’s what happens if you really smoke weed and make a movie. You get two guys and no plot and it’s basically like, ‘Yeah! Let’s drive a van made of weed!’ And that’s pretty much the movie. – James Franco

58059. But I don’t want to die! I have so much to do! – James Franco

58060. Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it’s more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun. – James Franco

58061. I was kind of scared of failing at acting. – James Franco

58062. Such a gift might be easily taken back again. – Veronica Franco

58063. When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands, feet, and a heart like yours;. – Veronica Franco

58064. I wish it were not a sin to have liked it so. – Veronica Franco

58065. Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow. – Veronica Franco

58066. If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer. – Anne Frank

58067. Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl? – Anne Frank

58068. We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. – Anne Frank

58069. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. – Anne Frank

58070. The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

58071. The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. – Anne Frank

58072. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

58073. No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

58074. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank

58075. Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank

58076. In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. – Anne Frank

58077. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank

58078. It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank

58079. I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart. – Anne Frank

58080. Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls. – Anne Frank

58081. Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! – Anne Frank

58082. How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

58083. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

58084. I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank

58085. I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank

58086. I live in a crazy time. – Anne Frank

58087. I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out. – Anne Frank

58088. I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again. – Anne Frank

58089. And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world. – Anne Frank

58090. What’s troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process. – Barney Frank

58091. The regulation of medicine has been a State function. – Barney Frank

58092. Martin Luther King said, and it is sadly still true, that one of the most segregated times in America is the hour of worship. – Barney Frank

58093. Now, most of the time I’m going to agree with the Democrats and disagree with the Republicans. – Barney Frank

58094. People are entitled to the presumption of innocence. – Barney Frank

58095. The Clinton tax increase – which was an increase in taxes primarily on upper-income people – not only made the tax code more nearly progressive, it preceded one of the most productive economic periods in American life. – Barney Frank

58096. The fact that they’re a congressionally chartered group should no more incline people to give to that group than the fact that it’s National Pickle Month should make them eat more pickles. – Barney Frank

58097. The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left’s on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet. – Barney Frank

58098. There’s a lot to be said for not displacing people. – Barney Frank

58099. They appear to have become so attached to their outrage that they are even more outraged that they won’t be able to be outraged anymore. – Barney Frank

58100. This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it’s expensive to boot. – Barney Frank

58101. Today, many people take for granted the notion that people whose lives are going to be very heavily affected by public policies should have a say in how they are formulated and carried out. – Barney Frank

58102. While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration. – Barney Frank

58103. But here too it should be noted that the President’s approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade. – Barney Frank

58104. When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. – Barney Frank

58105. Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about. – Barney Frank

58106. Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed. – Barney Frank

58107. But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects – that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. – some of the previous supporters reconsidered. – Barney Frank

58108. It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people. – Barney Frank

58109. But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don’t say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don’t like about what Republicans are saying. – Barney Frank

58110. And I think there is too much bloviating around from politicians. – Barney Frank

58111. But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency. – Barney Frank

58112. Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions. – Barney Frank

58113. Community action is as valuable a principle on the international level as it has been domestically. – Barney Frank

58114. For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them. – Barney Frank

58115. It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential. – Barney Frank

58116. I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children. – Barney Frank

58117. I’m used to being in the minority. I’m a left-handed gay Jew. I’ve never felt, automatically, a member of any majority. – Barney Frank

58118. If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don’t hold it back for retaliatory purposes. – Barney Frank

58119. It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education. – Barney Frank

58120. In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists. – Barney Frank

58121. Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them. – Barney Frank

58122. Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take. – Barney Frank

58123. I hope we will not so characterize religious people as being so narrow and so biased towards people not of their own religion that they cannot even work with them in this common cause to which you say they are committed. – Barney Frank

58124. Boxing is just show business with blood. – Bruno Frank

58125. In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres. – Hans Frank

58126. The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General. – Hans Frank

58127. On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam. – Hans Frank

58128. Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German Law were not members of the Party. – Hans Frank

58129. My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary. – Hans Frank

58130. My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort. – Hans Frank

58131. It was my dream, and probably the dream of every one of us, to bring about a revision of the Versailles Treaty by peaceful means, which was provided for in that very treaty. – Hans Frank

58132. It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich. – Hans Frank

58133. The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events. – Hans Frank

58134. In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag. – Hans Frank

58135. I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party. – Hans Frank

58136. I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems. – Hans Frank

58137. I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me. – Hans Frank

58138. I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement. – Hans Frank

58139. First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio. – Hans Frank

58140. Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration. – Hans Frank

58141. An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this. – Hans Frank

58142. A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased. – Hans Frank

58143. War is not a thing one wants. – Hans Frank

58144. In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement. – Hans Frank

58145. At Sun, we have a special number you can call if there is something important happening. – James Frank

58146. We wanted the language to feel fresh, fun, and rock solid. – James Frank

58147. We knew we?d never find someone called Rock Hard, which was our ideal name, and for a while we toyed with the idea of just creating the character but never letting him get seen. – James Frank

58148. We came up with three core touchy feely words. – James Frank

58149. Bobby and I went through some old questionnaires about customer requirements for languages, then we compiled a new one and sent it out to a few dozen people we knew. – James Frank

58150. For me, it was a revelation. There, was revealed a completely different Anne to the child that I had lost. I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings. – Otto Frank

58151. I just can’t think how I would go on without children having lost Edith already… It’s too upsetting for me to write about them. Naturally, I still hope, and wait, wait, wait. – Otto Frank

58152. We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences – they mourned the death of my wife with me – but we were hopeful that the children would return. – Otto Frank

58153. There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph. – Robert Frank

58154. I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love. – Robert Frank

58155. You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer’s picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor – no matter what you do, and how you twist it. – Robert Frank

58156. I always say that I don’t want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn’t be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality. – Robert Frank

58157. Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. – Robert Frank

58158. My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished. – Robert Frank

58159. It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph. – Robert Frank

58160. It doesn’t matter what one says; it matters what one does. – Steve Frank

58161. In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task – of taking them to account for what they’ve done – and this is especially true in the cultural realm. – Thomas Frank

58162. In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It’s not as if people don’t know what is going on. – Thomas Frank

58163. What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry doesn’t deny it and doesn’t try to mitigate it, but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself. – Thomas Frank

58164. I was in a bad mood when I wrote that. – Thomas Frank

58165. I think there’s great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances. – Thomas Frank

58166. These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I’ve been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries. – Thomas Frank

58167. I do feel we can create more jobs and opportunities for Jersey City residents, but in the spirit of free enterprise, I do not think it is right to force companies to hire a fixed percentage of local residents. – Vincent Frank

58168. I’ve also committed my time and resources to many local organizations like Christmas in April, Catholic Community Services, and Hudson County Meals on Wheels. – Vincent Frank

58169. We have to scrutinize the entire abatement process to ensure the companies that are under consideration for an abatement truly need one, and I don’t believe that is being done now. – Vincent Frank

58170. I would first recommend we appoint a Police Director that commands the respect of the rank and file. – Vincent Frank

58171. I don’t think the process was successful and should be inspected closer. I am not afraid to say I am not familiar with the entire process, so before commenting further I would have to study the process more in depth. – Vincent Frank

58172. I consider myself an excellent candidate… because I care. – Vincent Frank

58173. I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow. – Vincent Frank

58174. I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities. – Vincent Frank

58175. As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing. – Vincent Frank

58176. A large part of crime is economics – if people are working and and have a home and family to support, then I believe you can reduce the crime rate. – Vincent Frank

58177. Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on improving them so our children get a better education, they will be better trained to compete for a job locally. – Vincent Frank

58178. To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. – Al Franken

58179. When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. – Al Franken

58180. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. – Al Franken

58181. It’s the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you. – Al Franken

58182. It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world. – Al Franken

58183. If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it’s wrong. It’s just wrong. – Al Franken

58184. I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. ‘It’s a job, Al,’ Guy told me. ‘We work at it every day.’ – Al Franken

58185. I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks. – Al Franken

58186. I also focus on Bush and his administration – who do a lot of lying – and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn’t be able to get away with. – Al Franken

58187. Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I’ve been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you’re under pressure. – Al Franken

58188. And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that’s funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there’s all kinds of advantages to it. – Al Franken

58189. Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn’t been any radio that did that. And so they weren’t trained – they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that. – Al Franken

58190. The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota and getting involved in politics. I’m looking at a run for Senate in 2008, but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together the progressive network in the upper Midwest. – Al Franken

58191. The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life. – Al Franken

58192. The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they’ve had minor leagues – they’ve had local rightwing guys who’ve become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that’s how it goes. We haven’t had that. It isn’t like we have a farm team. – Al Franken

58193. The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I’ve had to learn a little bit about it. It’s not rocket science: You get ratings, that’s good. – Al Franken

58194. The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They’re about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover. – Al Franken

58195. We need to be pro-science; we have to go back to science. – Al Franken

58196. Well, I think that there’s a value to comedy in and of itself. – Al Franken

58197. When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn’t realize he meant our nation. – Al Franken

58198. But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias. And they also have an agenda. So their agenda is: we’re an adjunct of the Republican Party, and we’re going push that agenda every day, and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause. – Al Franken

58199. Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks. – Al Franken

58200. Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. – Rose Franken

58201. The first thing is that we’re being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They’re trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks. – John Frankenheimer

58202. If you don’t cast well, you can be in real trouble. – John Frankenheimer

58203. It’s very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct. – John Frankenheimer

58204. One of the first lessons you learn as an actor is to listen. – John Frankenheimer

58205. One of the other things I think that I’ve been able to do in my life, is to listen well. – John Frankenheimer

58206. So I’ve had really great assistant directors for my last seven movies. – John Frankenheimer

58207. The accolades usually come when you’re dead or too old to get a job. – John Frankenheimer

58208. You have to really work with someone who you think is going to be a collaborator, who you think understands what you want to do with this movie and how you want to do it. – John Frankenheimer

58209. The first thing I can really tell you is I really love the work. – John Frankenheimer

58210. I think that you can’t make a movie without a script. But you also can’t make movies without actors. You also can’t make movies without technicians. And there has to be just one person in charge of everybody, and to me that one person is the director. – John Frankenheimer

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58211. The importance of the assistant director cannot be overemphasized. – John Frankenheimer

58212. Then I usually leave the choice of the second assistant director and any other assistant directors to the first assistant director, who will choose because he or she is responsible for the conduct and the efficiency of the second assistant directors. – John Frankenheimer

58213. There are so many effects and so many things that are done digitally now that it’s so hard for the director to really control the process, because there are more and more experts that come in. – John Frankenheimer

58214. There are two things I will never do in my life. I will never climb Mount Everest, and I will never work with Val Kilmer again. There isn’t enough money in the world. – John Frankenheimer

58215. To do that I try and keep myself in pretty good shape physically and I try to lead my life in such a way that I’ll be able to be as strong at the end of the movie as I am in the beginning. – John Frankenheimer

58216. The first assistant director is just so important that the choice of that person is critical to the movie. – John Frankenheimer

58217. I feel that my job is to create an atmosphere where creative people can do their best work. – John Frankenheimer

58218. A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the director’s back much easier than in the old days. Since these dailies are now put on videotape, more kinds of people have access to dailies. – John Frankenheimer

58219. And I kind of feel that I have a responsibility to the people that invest their time and money with me to show up on the set every day and do the best of which I am capable. – John Frankenheimer

58220. And in Hollywood, you know, everyone is an expert. Most of them are expert editors. They can’t direct, they can’t write, they can’t act, but, by God, they all think they can edit. – John Frankenheimer

58221. But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I’ve had some terrible, terrible experiences with some line producers, particularly in cable. – John Frankenheimer

58222. Casting is 65 percent of directing. – John Frankenheimer

58223. If you cast the picture correctly, you have a whole lot of leeway. You can make mistakes in other aspects but pull it off with the right actors. – John Frankenheimer

58224. Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that’s continually trying to erode that. – John Frankenheimer

58225. I’ve found that the more experts you have on a movie, the less control the director has. – John Frankenheimer

58226. I have gotten to a point in my life where I don’t want to have dinner with someone I don’t like. – John Frankenheimer

58227. I look at actors very closely. It’s not an accident when the actors excel. – John Frankenheimer

58228. I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director’s importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie. – John Frankenheimer

58229. I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet. – John Frankenheimer

58230. I think I’ve made some pretty decent films in the ’80s and ’90s. – John Frankenheimer

58231. I think all great actors – and I don’t classify myself as one of them, incidentally – but I think all great actors listen well and I’ve learned that from a lot of the very good actors with whom I’ve worked – to really listen to what people say. – John Frankenheimer

58232. First, speaking for myself, I don’t want to ever be in a position where I’m telling other directors how to make movies, because I don’t think it’s any of my business. – John Frankenheimer

58233. I really, really love directing films. – John Frankenheimer

58234. There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. – Helen Frankenthaler

58235. A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image. – Helen Frankenthaler

58236. I wanted things that I couldn’t at times articulate. – Helen Frankenthaler

58237. One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute. – Helen Frankenthaler

58238. The question of sex will take care of itself. – Helen Frankenthaler

58239. We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn’t, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing. – Helen Frankenthaler

58240. Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials. – Helen Frankenthaler

58241. You have to know how to use the accident, how to recognise it, how to control it, and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once. – Helen Frankenthaler

58242. The landscapes were in my arms as I did it. – Helen Frankenthaler

58243. There can be no security where there is fear. – Felix Frankfurter

58244. The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort. – Felix Frankfurter

58245. To some lawyers, all facts are created equal. – Felix Frankfurter

58246. Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today. – Felix Frankfurter

58247. We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician. – Felix Frankfurter

58248. Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. – Felix Frankfurter

58249. I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don’t want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage. – Felix Frankfurter

58250. The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes. – Felix Frankfurter

58251. The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind. – Felix Frankfurter

58252. The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards. – Felix Frankfurter

58253. Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man. – Felix Frankfurter

58254. Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess. – Felix Frankfurter

58255. Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one. – Felix Frankfurter

58256. The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it. – Felix Frankfurter

58257. It simply is not true that war never settles anything. – Felix Frankfurter

58258. Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy. – Felix Frankfurter

58259. All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. – Felix Frankfurter

58260. Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. – Felix Frankfurter

58261. I don’t like a man to be too efficient. He’s likely to be not human enough. – Felix Frankfurter

58262. Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. – Felix Frankfurter

58263. It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. – Felix Frankfurter

58264. It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals. – Felix Frankfurter

58265. It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach. – Felix Frankfurter

58266. It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow. – Felix Frankfurter

58267. As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. – Felix Frankfurter

58268. Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. – Viktor E. Frankl

58269. For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. – Viktor E. Frankl

58270. What is to give light must endure burning. – Viktor E. Frankl

58271. Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. – Viktor E. Frankl

58272. The last of human freedoms – the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances. – Viktor E. Frankl

58273. Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. – Viktor E. Frankl

58274. Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. – Viktor E. Frankl

58275. I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast. – Viktor E. Frankl

58276. Fear may come true that which one is afraid of. – Viktor E. Frankl

58277. Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor E. Frankl

58278. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. – Viktor E. Frankl

58279. Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. – Viktor E. Frankl

58280. When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl

58281. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl

58282. A human being is a deciding being. – Viktor E. Frankl

58283. Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for. – Viktor E. Frankl

58284. My faith always has been and always will be important to me. – Aretha Franklin

58285. If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about. – Aretha Franklin

58286. I’m a big woman. I need big hair. – Aretha Franklin

58287. I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage. – Aretha Franklin

58288. Don’t say Aretha is making a comeback, because I’ve never been away! – Aretha Franklin

58289. I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music. – Aretha Franklin

58290. Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that. – Aretha Franklin

58291. I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That’s the hardest thing more than anything else. – Aretha Franklin

58292. I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is. – Aretha Franklin

58293. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Benjamin Franklin

58294. Beauty and folly are old companions. – Benjamin Franklin

58295. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

58296. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin

58297. Beware the hobby that eats. – Benjamin Franklin

58298. Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. – Benjamin Franklin

58299. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

58300. Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

58301. Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. – Benjamin Franklin

58302. Creditors have better memories than debtors. – Benjamin Franklin

58303. Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin

58304. Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. – Benjamin Franklin

58305. At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. – Benjamin Franklin

58306. Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

58307. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

58308. Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. – Benjamin Franklin

58309. Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. – Benjamin Franklin

58310. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin

58311. Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. – Benjamin Franklin

58312. Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

58313. Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. – Benjamin Franklin

58314. Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. – Benjamin Franklin

58315. Distrust and caution are the parents of security. – Benjamin Franklin

58316. Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

58317. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. – Benjamin Franklin

58318. A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. – Benjamin Franklin

58319. A good conscience is a continual Christmas. – Benjamin Franklin

58320. A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. – Benjamin Franklin

58321. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. – Benjamin Franklin

58322. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. – Benjamin Franklin

58323. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. – Benjamin Franklin

58324. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. – Benjamin Franklin

58325. A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin

58326. Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. – Benjamin Franklin

58327. A small leak can sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin

58328. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin

58329. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. – Benjamin Franklin

58330. All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. – Benjamin Franklin

58331. All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world. – Benjamin Franklin

58332. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

58333. And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. – Benjamin Franklin

58334. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. – Benjamin Franklin

58335. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. – Benjamin Franklin

58336. Applause waits on success. – Benjamin Franklin

58337. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. – Benjamin Franklin

58338. A place for everything, everything in its place. – Benjamin Franklin

58339. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

58340. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. – Benjamin Franklin

58341. Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. – Benjamin Franklin

58342. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

58343. The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. – Benjamin Franklin

58344. The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. – Benjamin Franklin

58345. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

58346. Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. – Benjamin Franklin

58347. The doors of wisdom are never shut. – Benjamin Franklin

58348. Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. – Benjamin Franklin

58349. The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. – Benjamin Franklin

58350. The first mistake in public business is the going into it. – Benjamin Franklin

58351. The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. – Benjamin Franklin

58352. The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

58353. The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it. – Benjamin Franklin

58354. The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason. – Benjamin Franklin

58355. The discontented man finds no easy chair. – Benjamin Franklin

58356. Our necessities never equal our wants. – Benjamin Franklin

58357. Necessity never made a good bargain. – Benjamin Franklin

58358. Never confuse motion with action. – Benjamin Franklin

58359. Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin

58360. Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in. – Benjamin Franklin

58361. Nine men in ten are would be suicides. – Benjamin Franklin

58362. No nation was ever ruined by trade. – Benjamin Franklin

58363. Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. – Benjamin Franklin

58364. One today is worth two tomorrows. – Benjamin Franklin

58365. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. – Benjamin Franklin

58366. Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt. – Benjamin Franklin

58367. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. – Benjamin Franklin

58368. Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Benjamin Franklin

58369. Remember that credit is money. – Benjamin Franklin

58370. Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours. – Benjamin Franklin

58371. She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth. – Benjamin Franklin

58372. Observe all men, thyself most. – Benjamin Franklin

58373. When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue. – Benjamin Franklin

58374. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Benjamin Franklin

58375. We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information. – Benjamin Franklin

58376. We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin

58377. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. – Benjamin Franklin

58378. Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

58379. Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin

58380. The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise. – Benjamin Franklin

58381. When in doubt, don’t. – Benjamin Franklin

58382. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest. – Benjamin Franklin

58383. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration? – Benjamin Franklin

58384. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. – Benjamin Franklin

58385. Where liberty is, there is my country. – Benjamin Franklin

58386. Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting. – Benjamin Franklin

58387. Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. – Benjamin Franklin

58388. Who had deceived thee so often as thyself? – Benjamin Franklin

58389. When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. – Benjamin Franklin

58390. Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion. – Benjamin Franklin

58391. Mine is better than ours. – Benjamin Franklin

58392. There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier. – Benjamin Franklin

58393. There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. – Benjamin Franklin

58394. There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. – Benjamin Franklin

58395. There was never a good war, or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin

58396. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

58397. Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. – Benjamin Franklin

58398. Those that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. – Benjamin Franklin

58399. Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. – Benjamin Franklin

58400. Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. – Benjamin Franklin

58401. Time is money. – Benjamin Franklin

58402. To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. – Benjamin Franklin

58403. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. – Benjamin Franklin

58404. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. – Benjamin Franklin

58405. Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. – Benjamin Franklin

58406. There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin

58407. Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them. – Benjamin Franklin

58408. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? – Benjamin Franklin

58409. He that rises late must trot all day. – Benjamin Franklin

58410. He that speaks much, is much mistaken. – Benjamin Franklin

58411. He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. – Benjamin Franklin

58412. He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. – Benjamin Franklin

58413. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. – Benjamin Franklin

58414. He that’s secure is not safe. – Benjamin Franklin

58415. I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. – Benjamin Franklin

58416. Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her. – Benjamin Franklin

58417. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin

58418. Honesty is the best policy. – Benjamin Franklin

58419. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin

58420. Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. – Benjamin Franklin

58421. Hunger is the best pickle. – Benjamin Franklin

58422. I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. – Benjamin Franklin

58423. Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude. – Benjamin Franklin

58424. He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – Benjamin Franklin

58425. Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. – Benjamin Franklin

58426. It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. – Benjamin Franklin

58427. Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. – Benjamin Franklin

58428. Games lubricate the body and the mind. – Benjamin Franklin

58429. Genius without education is like silver in the mine. – Benjamin Franklin

58430. God helps those who help themselves. – Benjamin Franklin

58431. God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. – Benjamin Franklin

58432. He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. – Benjamin Franklin

58433. Half a truth is often a great lie. – Benjamin Franklin

58434. He that lives upon hope will die fasting. – Benjamin Franklin

58435. He does not possess wealth; it possesses him. – Benjamin Franklin

58436. He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

58437. He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. – Benjamin Franklin

58438. He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed. – Benjamin Franklin

58439. He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. – Benjamin Franklin

58440. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

58441. I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. – Benjamin Franklin

58442. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. – Benjamin Franklin

58443. Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin

58444. It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. – Benjamin Franklin

58445. It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. – Benjamin Franklin

58446. It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture. – Benjamin Franklin

58447. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. – Benjamin Franklin

58448. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. – Benjamin Franklin

58449. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. – Benjamin Franklin

58450. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

58451. Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never. – Benjamin Franklin

58452. In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. – Benjamin Franklin

58453. Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin

58454. Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. – Benjamin Franklin

58455. Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. – Benjamin Franklin

58456. Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. – Benjamin Franklin

58457. Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness. – Benjamin Franklin

58458. Fatigue is the best pillow. – Benjamin Franklin

58459. Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. – Benjamin Franklin

58460. If you desire many things, many things will seem few. – Benjamin Franklin

58461. I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand. – Benjamin Franklin

58462. I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first. – Benjamin Franklin

58463. I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. – Benjamin Franklin

58464. If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. – Benjamin Franklin

58465. If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. – Benjamin Franklin

58466. If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. – Benjamin Franklin

58467. Industry need not wish. – Benjamin Franklin

58468. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. – Benjamin Franklin

58469. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

58470. If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone. – Benjamin Franklin

58471. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. – Benjamin Franklin

58472. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

58473. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin

58474. If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin

58475. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. – Benjamin Franklin

58476. Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. – Benjamin Franklin

58477. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin

58478. It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. – Benjamin Franklin

58479. You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin

58480. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin

58481. Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. – Benjamin Franklin

58482. Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. – Benjamin Franklin

58483. Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. – Benjamin Franklin

58484. Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

58485. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

58486. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. – Benjamin Franklin

58487. Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. – Benjamin Franklin

58488. Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

58489. You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife? – Benjamin Franklin

58490. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

58491. Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. – Benjamin Franklin

58492. We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. – John Hope Franklin

58493. We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all. – John Hope Franklin

58494. If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past. – John Hope Franklin

58495. It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda. – John Hope Franklin

58496. It’s a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the right people. – Miles Franklin

58497. Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. – Miles Franklin

58498. Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. – Lucinda Franks

58499. The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity. – Lucinda Franks

58500. A secret in the Oxford sense: you may tell it to only one person at a time. – Oliver Franks

58501. The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. – Tommy Franks

58502. Probably we’ll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero. – Tommy Franks

58503. If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government. – Tommy Franks

58504. If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government. – Tommy Franks

58505. I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America. – Tommy Franks

58506. America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago. – Tommy Franks

58507. As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character. – Tommy Franks

58508. Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form. – Michael Franti

58509. No life’s worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother. – Michael Franti

58510. Power to the peaceful! – Michael Franti

58511. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to stay human. – Michael Franti

58512. Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don’t want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home. – Michael Franti

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58513. Today we are in a war against war – music is our power. – Michael Franti

58514. We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace. – Michael Franti

58515. Everyone deserves music. – Michael Franti

58516. Every single soul is a poem. – Michael Franti

58517. All the freaky people make the beauty of the world. – Michael Franti

58518. I remember going for the first time to a place called The Roxy in New York because you can see people breakdancing there. That’s the only reason I went! It’s amazing, kids are still doing that. – Chris Frantz

58519. We’re the Tom Tom Club and our studio is the Clubhouse. It a way of making it a little more personal. – Chris Frantz

58520. We used to really feel like the band was our family. – Chris Frantz

58521. We get these overzealous young men and their girlfriends. It’s happened occasionally where one of them will lean up against the front of the stage and the guy is behind her, and it starts off as just dancing and then it gets into something more. – Chris Frantz

58522. There is not that much of a generation gap these days. – Chris Frantz

58523. Our studio is kind of built into our home, so it’s a place you can ramble, and we can do a pretty good recording here. The band is really comfortable her. – Chris Frantz

58524. If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique, it should continue. But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career. He’s got a different band every time he goes out. – Chris Frantz

58525. I don’t know how much influence we really had, because we never put our pictures on the albums or anything and we never really promoted the Talking Heads connection, because we wanted to keep it separate from Talking Heads. – Chris Frantz

58526. Everybody’s going through a lot of stress these days, no matter how well off you are and how many advantages you have, it’s a stressful time in everybody’s lives. – Chris Frantz

58527. Besides the two Christmas things, we’ve got a about a dozen new tracks we’re working on. – Chris Frantz

58528. As much as we love playing the small clubs, we’d really like to get ourselves in front of a larger audience. I’m not talking about arenas or anything, but nice theaters and larger clubs. – Chris Frantz

58529. One always hopes that you’re going to have influence and staying power, but you never know. – Chris Frantz

58530. I’ll miss the comments from the people on the street who love the show and who have felt its impact on the culture. I won’t miss the shooting schedule, though! – Dennis Franz

58531. Changes have taken place since year one. When Caruso left, that was a big change. We’ve been able to adapt nicely. It’s given us new opportunities for different characters and story lines. – Dennis Franz

58532. Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas. – Dennis Franz

58533. Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle. – Dennis Franz

58534. For lack of a better term, they’ve labeled me a sex symbol. It’s flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy. – Dennis Franz

58535. I always liked the smell of a smoke-filled room. I think it’s a good smell. – Dennis Franz

58536. I am not interested in considering another TV series. This one was a wonderful experience which will be hard to top, and It’s caused me to turn down several good film opportunities because of the schedule. – Dennis Franz

58537. I consider myself fortunate that I’ve been able to find a character that people have responded to. – Dennis Franz

58538. I’ll miss the relationships I have built with these actors. I’ll miss the devotion we have to this work. Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end. – Dennis Franz

58539. I’m not one of these actors who feels a pressing need to direct, and I have no plans to do it. – Dennis Franz

58540. In a perfect world, you would be able to hold onto everyone. But It’s not realistic. The changes with NYPD have been progressive and have taken the show to new levels. – Dennis Franz

58541. My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I’m working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don’t smoke is when I’m home. I didn’t even realize I’d become a smoker. – Dennis Franz

58542. One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in ’78 was Santa Claus in shorts. – Dennis Franz

58543. When he realized who he’d pulled over, the policeman shook his head in disbelief. He told me of all people I should know better. He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go. – Dennis Franz

58544. I respect people and expect that kind of respect back. – Dennis Franz

58545. I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I’ll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been. – Dennis Franz

58546. The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need. – Jonathan Franzen

58547. If you’re interested in how people behave, if you’re interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it’s very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation. – Jonathan Franzen

58548. It seems to me self-evident that if you have a life, things happen in it, and certain things do change; certain things end. People you know die. – Jonathan Franzen

58549. It’s just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated. – Jonathan Franzen

58550. It’s not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It’s nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it? – Jonathan Franzen

58551. I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then… it’s sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that’s fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats. – Jonathan Franzen

58552. ‘s one of the perversities of the age: I’m embarrassed by its success, but I’m happy it’s selling. – Jonathan Franzen

58553. I really enjoy doing both, but I didn’t write nonfiction until 1994. – Jonathan Franzen

58554. When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people’s weirdness in that way. – Jonathan Franzen

58555. It’s very liberating for me to realize that I don’t have to step up to the plate with a plot that involves the U.N. Security Council. – Jonathan Franzen

58556. I was unwise enough to actually mention this in public a few times, and in fact to point out that there were two versions of the book now. One of them had somebody else’s name on the cover, one had my name on the cover. – Jonathan Franzen

58557. I was about 13, in some ways, when I wrote the first book. Approximately 18 when I wrote the second. – Jonathan Franzen

58558. I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded by people a lot older than me. I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man. – Jonathan Franzen

58559. I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I’m doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly. – Jonathan Franzen

58560. I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers. – Jonathan Franzen

58561. I hate that word dysfunction. – Jonathan Franzen

58562. I feel as if I’m clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously – and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer. – Jonathan Franzen

58563. But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny. – Jonathan Franzen

58564. And Silence of the Lambs is a really smart book. – Jonathan Franzen

58565. The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life. – Jonathan Franzen

58566. I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself. – Jonathan Franzen

58567. We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally. – Jonathan Franzen

58568. It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies. – Antonia Fraser

58569. As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism. – Antonia Fraser

58570. I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I’ve just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book. – Antonia Fraser

58571. I can’t read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting. – Antonia Fraser

58572. I don’t like it, but this afternoon I’ve told myself I am going to go and get a dress. – Antonia Fraser

58573. I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell. – Antonia Fraser

58574. I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me. – Antonia Fraser

58575. I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette. – Antonia Fraser

58576. I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. – Antonia Fraser

58577. I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette’s life. – Antonia Fraser

58578. I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women’s history. – Antonia Fraser

58579. I think there’s a tremendous split between people who’ve been through a war and people who haven’t. – Antonia Fraser

58580. I’m glad I was never an heiress. – Antonia Fraser

58581. After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell. – Antonia Fraser

58582. If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us. – Antonia Fraser

58583. That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. – Antonia Fraser

58584. King Charles II liked women’s company and well as making love to them. – Antonia Fraser

58585. Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid. – Antonia Fraser

58586. Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special. – Antonia Fraser

58587. My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women’s education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor. – Antonia Fraser

58588. My mother was a politician in my formative years. – Antonia Fraser

58589. My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild. – Antonia Fraser

58590. Ninety-seven is my lucky number. – Antonia Fraser

58591. Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema. – Antonia Fraser

58592. People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police. – Antonia Fraser

58593. The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous. – Antonia Fraser

58594. We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged. – Antonia Fraser

58595. I’m very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people. – Antonia Fraser

58596. The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette’s childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France! – Antonia Fraser

58597. I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren’t funny. – Brendan Fraser

58598. I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it’s rewarding, ultimately. – Brendan Fraser

58599. I still don’t understand the music industry that much. Everything I learned was from hanging out with rock musicians in studios. I certainly have respect for those who make music their livelihood. – Brendan Fraser

58600. I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera. – Brendan Fraser

58601. I recently watched Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies, and it wasn’t a favorite film. Then I saw the one that was made in 1990, which in my opinion didn’t match up to the original. – Brendan Fraser

58602. I mean, it was a mummy movie. It was a good film independent of its source. It that looks like Lawrence of Arabia on steroids in a lot of ways. – Brendan Fraser

58603. All you have to do is just believe in what’s there; then, the audience will, too. – Brendan Fraser

58604. I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it. – Brendan Fraser

58605. I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo. And then the bits and pieces were sculpted. It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests. – Brendan Fraser

58606. Horrible things happen, but were they horrible? No, they were just circumstances of the world. – Brendan Fraser

58607. Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy. – Brendan Fraser

58608. George of the Jungle is a cartoon. He’s a guy who swings around on a vine all day. Are you not buying that? – Brendan Fraser

58609. Forget acting. It’s all about rock ‘n’ roll. – Brendan Fraser

58610. Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She’s a very beautiful, confident woman. – Brendan Fraser

58611. Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren’t very good. – Brendan Fraser

58612. As sophisticated as the technology gets, the less sophisticated you have to become as an actor. – Brendan Fraser

58613. I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek mythology. – Brendan Fraser

58614. I’ve been grateful enough, smart enough to take the work with Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters. – Brendan Fraser

58615. When you throw punches at actors, you stop, you pull it, and it looks like you pulled it. When you throw punches at cartoon characters, they are not there, so you can swing through. It looks like you really decked them. – Brendan Fraser

58616. What if Shakespeare had had a test audience for Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet? – Brendan Fraser

58617. They had a hard time miking me in my loin cloth, I mean, where were they gonna tape it? – Brendan Fraser

58618. The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States. – Brendan Fraser

58619. Saigon is hot, full of atmosphere, activity, and commerce. – Brendan Fraser

58620. Most people go, I wish for world peace. But chaos has a place in balancing out the light and the dark in the world. I don’t know if I would wish for world peace. – Brendan Fraser

58621. Maybe my caveman ancestors invented the wheel or something. I’m not sure. – Brendan Fraser

58622. I think you have to show homage to creators. – Brendan Fraser

58623. Ian McKellen is brilliant with research. I paid really close attention to the sources he goes to. He’s a very, very intelligent man. – Brendan Fraser

58624. I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there. – Brendan Fraser

58625. I’m starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren’t amending; they’re shifting. – Brendan Fraser

58626. I’m just glad that I have bragging rights to working with Bugs and Daffy. – Brendan Fraser

58627. I would act whether or not I was paid. I would be involved in ensemble groups. I would have the desire to tell stories. – Brendan Fraser

58628. I wish the rock ‘n’ roll scene to be back in. – Brendan Fraser

58629. I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash. – Brendan Fraser

58630. I wish I could go home. I’ve been on the road since May. I wonder if my dogs still remember me. – Brendan Fraser

58631. I don’t believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for. – Brendan Fraser

58632. If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place. – Brendan Fraser

58633. I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I’m the most happy fellow that I know. – Brendan Fraser

58634. The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself. – Dawn Fraser

58635. We only have two things that we share in this life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we’ve got to be happy. I don’t let the outside world deter me. – Dawn Fraser

58636. Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don’t hurt anyone on the way up. I don’t think I did that. – Dawn Fraser

58637. It’s a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you. – Dawn Fraser

58638. If you’re good at it, you can win. – Dawn Fraser

58639. I’ve worked hard all my life. – Dawn Fraser

58640. I used to do some terrible things in the marshalling area to upset my rivals. – Dawn Fraser

58641. I don’t linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don’t live on that today. – Dawn Fraser

58642. The trouble with having a place for everything is how often it gets filled up with everything else. – Don Fraser

58643. A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. – Don Fraser

58644. A cause a day keeps reality away. – Jim Fraser

58645. People die because they find living too painful. – Malcolm Fraser

58646. We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life. – Malcolm Fraser

58647. We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face. – Malcolm Fraser

58648. There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster. – Malcolm Fraser

58649. Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions. – Malcolm Fraser

58650. Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action. – Malcolm Fraser

58651. Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention. – Malcolm Fraser

58652. Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand. – Malcolm Fraser

58653. Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help. – Malcolm Fraser

58654. In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks. – Malcolm Fraser

58655. Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members. – Malcolm Fraser

58656. Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians. – Malcolm Fraser

58657. Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial. – Malcolm Fraser

58658. If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations. – Malcolm Fraser

58659. Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians. – Malcolm Fraser

58660. The images attempt to capture scientific thought. They represent the physical manifestation of the thought process. Everything in the laboratory is a product of a stream of conscious or unconscious thought. – Peter Fraser

58661. Schools that are to cater for the whole population must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are the needs and abilities of the children who enter them. – Peter Fraser

58662. The government’s objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers. – Peter Fraser

58663. Television should be kept in its proper place – beside us, before us, but never between us and the larger life. – Robert Fraser

58664. I feel bad that I don’t feel worse. – Michael Frayn

58665. Everything is as it was, I discover when I reach my destination, and everything has changed. – Michael Frayn

58666. You can create a good impression on yourself by being right, he realizes, but for creating a good impression on others there’s nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong. – Michael Frayn

58667. A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green. – Michael Frayn

58668. By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life. – James G. Frazer

58669. The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux. – James G. Frazer

58670. Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past. – James G. Frazer

58671. The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being. – James G. Frazer

58672. The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed. – James G. Frazer

58673. When it came to my art, I went my own way and did not follow the trends. – Frank Frazetta

58674. What I do is create images, period. – Frank Frazetta

58675. By the time I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be an artist. I was a born draftsman and liked all forms of art, so I just knew that’s what I wanted to do. – Frank Frazetta

58676. I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful. – Frank Frazetta

58677. America faces a new race that has awakened. – E. Franklin Frazier

58678. Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information. – E. Franklin Frazier

58679. Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life. – E. Franklin Frazier

58680. The closer a Negro got to the ballot box, the more he looked like a rapist. – E. Franklin Frazier

58681. When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I’m out there to win. – Joe Frazier

58682. Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book. – Joe Frazier

58683. I want to hit him, step away and watch him hurt. I want his heart. – Joe Frazier

58684. Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people. – Joe Frazier

58685. This is just another man, another fight, another payday. – Joe Frazier

58686. We’re in Manila. Come on, gorilla; this is a thriller. – Joe Frazier

58687. We get too soon old and too late smart. – Frank Kelly Freas

58688. When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type. – Stan Freberg

58689. Who are taking to the witch burning Saturday night? – Stan Freberg

58690. The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true. Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation. – Stan Freberg

58691. When a man gets up to speak, people listen then look. When a woman gets up, people kook; then, if they like what they see, they listen. – Pauline Frederick

58692. I think the kind of career I’ve had, something would have had to be sacrificed. – Pauline Frederick

58693. Because when I have been busy at the United Nations during crises, it has meant working day and night. – Pauline Frederick

58694. If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army. – Frederick II

58695. What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? – Frederick II

58696. My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please. – Frederick II

58697. I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right. – Frederick II

58698. He who defends everything defends nothing. – Frederick II

58699. All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way. – Frederick II

58700. The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. – Frederick II

58701. Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. – Frederick II

58702. I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I’m happy again. – Arthur Freed

58703. Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough. – Arthur Freed

58704. My mother always used to say, ‘There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.’ – Donald Freed

58705. In politics, victory is never total. – Donald Freed

58706. American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny. – Donald Freed

58707. I deal in facts. – Louis Freeh

58708. We are potentially the most dangerous agency in the country. – Louis Freeh

58709. The country was not focused on terrorism before September 11th. – Louis Freeh

58710. And I understand that, I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters, there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing. – Louis Freeh

58711. The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security. – Louis Freeh

58712. My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. – Louis Freeh

58713. I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director. I was going to stay there and make sure that he couldn’t replace me. – Louis Freeh

58714. I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many, many years. – Louis Freeh

58715. I wanted all my visits to be official. When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president. I found out years later that it did. – Louis Freeh

58716. Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It’s great. The problem is there’s a million dots at the time. – Louis Freeh

58717. The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out. – Louis Freeh

58718. I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends. – Cathy Freeman

58719. People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world. – Cathy Freeman

58720. Peace, unity and harmony! – Cathy Freeman

58721. My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000. – Cathy Freeman

58722. Money makes life easier but I don’t want to be rich, not at all. – Cathy Freeman

58723. I’m so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run. – Cathy Freeman

58724. I’m not a marriage expert, quite clearly. – Cathy Freeman

58725. I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she’s a natural. – Cathy Freeman

58726. I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that. – Cathy Freeman

58727. I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old. – Cathy Freeman

58728. I want to keep my private life private. – Cathy Freeman

58729. I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone. – Cathy Freeman

58730. I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I’m 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running. – Cathy Freeman

58731. The thing I do best is laugh. – Cathy Freeman

58732. I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded. – Cathy Freeman

58733. I make no apologies. – Cathy Freeman

58734. I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded. – Cathy Freeman

58735. I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don’t have that problem any more. – Cathy Freeman

58736. I feel like I’ve reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I’ve been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I’ve been, and beyond it. – Cathy Freeman

58737. I don’t like people looking at me; I hate the attention. – Cathy Freeman

58738. I don’t have a lot of regrets in my life. – Cathy Freeman

58739. I don’t agree with everything Madonna’s done but she is fearless. – Cathy Freeman

58740. I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do. – Cathy Freeman

58741. Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma. – Cathy Freeman

58742. Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me. – Cathy Freeman

58743. This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance. – Cathy Freeman

58744. When I’m in a bad mood, I don’t listen. – Cathy Freeman

58745. With Alexander’s cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor. – Cathy Freeman

58746. You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. – Cathy Freeman

58747. I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are. – Cathy Freeman

58748. The pendulum is swinging back to the HD-DVD camp. – John Freeman

58749. The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great Depression and it has been increased 16 times. It’s a well-established economic policy to help families. – John Freeman

58750. There can be a lot done if you are not so particular about who gets credit for it. – John Freeman

58751. Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words? – Martin Freeman

58752. Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I’m concerned. – Martin Freeman

58753. I’ve got a stag weekend coming up and I’ve said I’m not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won’t have it. I’ll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow. – Martin Freeman

58754. Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it’s a title. Don’t go around asking executive producers what they do because they don’t do anything, alright? – Morgan Freeman

58755. I like the blues a lot. I grew up on it. – Morgan Freeman

58756. I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in. – Morgan Freeman

58757. I want to thank everybody and anybody who ever had anything to do with the making of this picture. – Morgan Freeman

58758. I’m not intimidated by lead roles. I’m better in them. I don’t feel pressure. I feel released at times like that. That’s what I’m born to do. – Morgan Freeman

58759. Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero. – Morgan Freeman

58760. Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up. – Morgan Freeman

58761. Life doesn’t offer you promises whatsoever so it’s very easy to become, ‘Whatever happened to… ?’ It’s great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better. – Morgan Freeman

58762. But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it. – Morgan Freeman

58763. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive. – Morgan Freeman

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58764. My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don’t get it, I can’t do it. – Morgan Freeman

58765. I gravitate towards gravitas. – Morgan Freeman

58766. Most of the time it’s the role. Sometimes it’s the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It’s the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I’m saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy. – Morgan Freeman

58767. Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. – Morgan Freeman

58768. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in. – Morgan Freeman

58769. I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be. – Morgan Freeman

58770. My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn’t live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston. – Morgan Freeman

58771. I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest in any movie he starred in. – Morgan Freeman

58772. People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies. – Morgan Freeman

58773. Give me something interesting to play and I’m happy. – Morgan Freeman

58774. I find it difficult to watch myself… I find it boring. – Morgan Freeman

58775. I feel fine, I don’t care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing – all of us – everybody in the business – that’s all you ask anyone – you know your job, I know mine, let’s go do it. – Morgan Freeman

58776. Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. – Morgan Freeman

58777. I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. – Morgan Freeman

58778. I don’t know what my favorite film of mine is… But I think the most important film I was in was ‘Glory’. – Morgan Freeman

58779. I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. – Morgan Freeman

58780. I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that’s, of course, wonderful. I’m really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors. – Morgan Freeman

58781. I can only be so long without work before I start getting antsy. – Morgan Freeman

58782. I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. – Morgan Freeman

58783. I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it. – Morgan Freeman

58784. You’re going to relegate my history to a month. – Morgan Freeman

58785. If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. – Morgan Freeman

58786. If you’re playing somebody who is not you, then you can imagine that you are that person. You can feel like he feels, move like he moves, look like he looks – in your own mind. – Morgan Freeman

58787. Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them. – Morgan Freeman

58788. It can have an enormous effect because big budget movies can have big budget perks, and small budget movies have no perks, but what is the driving force, of course, is the script, and your part in it. – Morgan Freeman

58789. It’s sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens anywhere in the world, they can count on the United States for help. – Morgan Freeman

58790. Once you’ve gotten the job, there’s nothing to it. If you’re an actor, you’re an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it. – Morgan Freeman

58791. Just that working with Clint again is like coming home. – Morgan Freeman

58792. When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God’s gift to the theater. – Morgan Freeman

58793. Black history is American history. – Morgan Freeman

58794. As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. – Morgan Freeman

58795. Acting means living, it’s all I do and all I’m good at. If I weren’t getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere. – Morgan Freeman

58796. All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that. – Morgan Freeman

58797. And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It’s all fabulous. – Morgan Freeman

58798. And some places you been before are so great that you don’t ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don’t ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter. – Morgan Freeman

58799. It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing. – Morgan Freeman

58800. The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we’ll do it for nothing. That’s a basic fact – you gotta do it. – Morgan Freeman

58801. I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. – Morgan Freeman

58802. People hear that and say I’m being modest, but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I’m doing and what I’m doing is channeling. – Morgan Freeman

58803. People say it’s a movie about boxing, but… I don’t agree at all. I don’t think it’s a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It’s just a stage where this is played out. – Morgan Freeman

58804. Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can’t see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness. – Morgan Freeman

58805. The accident was a horrible thing – but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It’s a happy irony if there is such a thing. I’m proud to have known him. – Morgan Freeman

58806. I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring. – Morgan Freeman

58807. The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. – Morgan Freeman

58808. I’m not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh. – Morgan Freeman

58809. There’s no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume. – Morgan Freeman

58810. This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection. – Morgan Freeman

58811. Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what’s going to happen. – Morgan Freeman

58812. When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater. – Morgan Freeman

58813. Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it’s a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies. – Morgan Freeman

58814. A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs. – Ace Frehley

58815. The guys in my band are good friends on and off the stage. The band members that I have now is probably the best band that I have ever had. – Ace Frehley

58816. America is huge. – Ace Frehley

58817. Whenever I start to really think about what I’m playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn’t there. – Ace Frehley

58818. We’re bigger now than we were in the late 70s when we were peaking. – Ace Frehley

58819. The bottom line is the Kiss Army is growing by leaps and bounds. – Ace Frehley

58820. That’s what Kiss is all about – not just music, but entertainment, y’know? We’re there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you’re at the concert. – Ace Frehley

58821. People, y’know, they either love us or they hate us; there’s no middle ground. – Ace Frehley

58822. One thing I love to do is produce. I’ve produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with ’em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease. – Ace Frehley

58823. One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter. – Ace Frehley

58824. Once you come and see Kiss, you either love us or you hate us. – Ace Frehley

58825. I’ve recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn’t help you make a better record. – Ace Frehley

58826. I’m the kinda person, you gotta fight for everything you get. You gotta believe in yourself. – Ace Frehley

58827. I’m not here to perform. I’m here to sign autographs. You have to wait till I come back with my own hand. – Ace Frehley

58828. I’m just a kid from Bronx who got lucky. – Ace Frehley

58829. I believe that the only way that the human race is gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon, and then space stations. – Ace Frehley

58830. Every time Paul and Gene use my makeup, they have to pay me a royalty check. I think they changed the makeup so they didn’t have to pay me. – Ace Frehley

58831. When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off. – Ace Frehley

58832. Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one. – Ace Frehley

58833. I’ll get up there and I’ll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits. – Ace Frehley

58834. I asked my daughter when she was 16, What’s the buzz on the street with the kids? She’s going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren’t into Kiss. But they’ve all been told that it’s the greatest show on Earth. – Ace Frehley

58835. I can’t even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke. – Ace Frehley

58836. I don’t see this planet being… they’re talking about how they’re turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it’s already too late. – Ace Frehley

58837. I had a feeling it was gonna work out because not only did I enjoy the music and hit it off with the guys, but I was into theatrical rock and was willing to wear makeup and do anything to make it. – Ace Frehley

58838. I just didn’t expect an acoustic version of Rock’n’Roll All Nite. – Ace Frehley

58839. I think most of the people, once you see a Kiss show, you kinda get spoiled because I don’t think there’s anybody out there that’s doing a bigger or a better show than us. – Ace Frehley

58840. I think the fans really wanna hear the songs the way they sound on the record. – Ace Frehley

58841. I went to my friend’s house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I’m in love. – Ace Frehley

58842. As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking. – Ace Frehley

58843. It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation. – Paulo Freire

58844. The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people. – Paulo Freire

58845. Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. – Paulo Freire

58846. If you have nothing to say for yourself then kindly keep your mouth shut! – Roland Freisler

58847. The beet must be uprooted. – Roland Freisler

58848. My purpose was to get leave to bring my party into the settlements in order to outfit and to obtain the supplies that had now become necessary. – John Charles Fremont

58849. I never do any television without chocolate. That’s my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I’m a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It’s amazing I’m so slim. – Dawn French

58850. We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can’t decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight. – Dawn French

58851. Turn up your radio. Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc. Feel guilty. Stay up all night. Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile. That’s how I did it. – Dawn French

58852. The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe, who is my total hero. – Dawn French

58853. It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. – Dawn French

58854. It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake. They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon. – Dawn French

58855. In actual life I am a grumpy old bag. – Dawn French

58856. If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. – Dawn French

58857. I want to do something where I play Judi Dench’s younger sister or daughter. – Dawn French

58858. I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it. – Dawn French

58859. I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I’m going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first. – Dawn French

58860. I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian – even though I’d like to be one when I grow up. – Dawn French

58861. I’d like to play a horse, many people think I already have. Either end of the horse would be fine. – Dawn French

58862. Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes. – Marilyn French

58863. When they kept you out it was because you were black; when they let you in, it is because you are black. That’s progress? – Marilyn French

58864. Oh, God, why don’t I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul? – Marilyn French

58865. Not many men have both good fortune and good sense. – Marilyn French

58866. To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. – Marilyn French

58867. All men are rapists and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes. – Marilyn French

58868. Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected. – Marilyn French

58869. Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them. – Marilyn French

58870. ‘I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,’ she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes. – Marilyn French

58871. Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior. – Marilyn French

58872. Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains. – Marilyn French

58873. Men’s need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it. – Marilyn French

58874. Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model. – Marilyn French

58875. Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you’re trying to escape? – Marilyn French

58876. One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape… it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear. – Marilyn French

58877. Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight. – Marilyn French

58878. My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine – everybody drinks water. – Marilyn French

58879. Everything that ever walked or crawled on the face of the earth, swum the depths of the ocean or soared through the skies left its imprint here. – Robert M. Fresco

58880. I’ve got to go. That’s one of the penalties of being a doctor. I never seem to finish a conversation. – Robert M. Fresco

58881. The history of medicine is the history of the unusual. – Robert M. Fresco

58882. Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change. – Doug E. Fresh

58883. I’m forever learning and that’s why I’m always able to create new styles and new dimensions of hip-hop. – Doug E. Fresh

58884. People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider myself a student of hip-hop. – Doug E. Fresh

58885. What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me. – Anna Freud

58886. My different personalities leave me in peace now. – Anna Freud

58887. Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours. – Anna Freud

58888. Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed. – Anna Freud

58889. Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned. – Anna Freud

58890. Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all right oneself. – Anna Freud

58891. We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees. – Anna Freud

58892. We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work. – Anna Freud

58893. Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth? – Anna Freud

58894. Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness? – Anna Freud

58895. Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost. – Anna Freud

58896. It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother’s emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost. – Anna Freud

58897. We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. – Anna Freud

58898. If I have a stupid day, everything looks wrong to me. – Anna Freud

58899. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

58900. I am no longer afraid to say anything. – Anna Freud

58901. I am glad that I do not have any children. – Anna Freud

58902. How one can live without being able to judge oneself, criticize what one has accomplished, and still enjoy what one does, is unimaginable to me. – Anna Freud

58903. How can one know anything at all about people? – Anna Freud

58904. Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself. – Anna Freud

58905. Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown… they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter! – Anna Freud

58906. A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock. – Anna Freud

58907. Create around one at least a small circle where matters are arranged as one wants them to be. – Anna Freud

58908. Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. – Anna Freud

58909. If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life. – Anna Freud

58910. Congealed fat is pretty much the same, irrespective of the delicacy around which it is concealed. – Clement Freud

58911. I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men. – Clement Freud

58912. Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish. – Clement Freud

58913. If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer. – Clement Freud

58914. A painter’s tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art. – Lucian Freud

58915. Since the model he so faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture… it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model. – Lucian Freud

58916. Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself, what is there to be seen. – Lucian Freud

58917. When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won’t. – Lucian Freud

58918. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so. – Lucian Freud

58919. The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice. – Lucian Freud

58920. The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter. – Lucian Freud

58921. The painter’s obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work. – Lucian Freud

58922. The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn. – Lucian Freud

58923. The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement. – Lucian Freud

58924. The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. – Lucian Freud

58925. The character of the artist doesn’t enter into the nature of the art. – Lucian Freud

58926. The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh. – Lucian Freud

58927. I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong. – Lucian Freud

58928. As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does. – Lucian Freud

58929. Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin. – Lucian Freud

58930. And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model. – Lucian Freud

58931. Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid. – Lucian Freud

58932. I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be. – Lucian Freud

58933. I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it’s what Yeats called the fascination with what’s difficult. I’m only trying to do what I can’t do. – Lucian Freud

58934. I want paint to work as flesh. – Lucian Freud

58935. I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them. – Lucian Freud

58936. My work is purely autobiographical… It is about myself and my surroundings. – Lucian Freud

58937. Now that I know what I want, I don’t have to hold on to it quite so much. – Lucian Freud

58938. A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure. – Lucian Freud

58939. The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. – Sigmund Freud

58940. Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity. – Sigmund Freud

58941. Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. – Sigmund Freud

58942. Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends. – Sigmund Freud

58943. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. – Sigmund Freud

58944. The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. – Sigmund Freud

58945. The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises. – Sigmund Freud

58946. One is very crazy when in love. – Sigmund Freud

58947. The ego is not master in its own house. – Sigmund Freud

58948. Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. – Sigmund Freud

58949. The first requisite of civilization is that of justice. – Sigmund Freud

58950. The goal of all life is death. – Sigmund Freud

58951. The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. – Sigmund Freud

58952. The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?” – Sigmund Freud

58953. The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. – Sigmund Freud

58954. Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. – Sigmund Freud

58955. Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. – Sigmund Freud

58956. Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew? – Sigmund Freud

58957. It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct. – Sigmund Freud

58958. Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. – Sigmund Freud

58959. Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. – Sigmund Freud

58960. Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being. – Sigmund Freud

58961. Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. – Sigmund Freud

58962. If youth knew; if age could. – Sigmund Freud

58963. Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times. – Sigmund Freud

58964. Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine. – Sigmund Freud

58965. Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. – Sigmund Freud

58966. Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud

58967. The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. – Sigmund Freud

58968. Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. – Sigmund Freud

58969. Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be. – Sigmund Freud

58970. What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. – Sigmund Freud

58971. The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. – Sigmund Freud

58972. The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. – Sigmund Freud

58973. What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. – Sigmund Freud

58974. What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. – Sigmund Freud

58975. We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. – Sigmund Freud

58976. We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. – Sigmund Freud

58977. The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious. – Sigmund Freud

58978. Time spent with cats is never wasted. – Sigmund Freud

58979. The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. – Sigmund Freud

58980. The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. – Sigmund Freud

58981. The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition. – Sigmund Freud

58982. We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love. – Sigmund Freud

58983. Where id was, there ego shall be. – Sigmund Freud

58984. Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake. – Sigmund Freud

58985. He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. – Sigmund Freud

58986. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. – Sigmund Freud

58987. Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me. – Sigmund Freud

58988. He does not believe that does not live according to his belief . – Sigmund Freud

58989. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud

58990. I have found little that is “good” about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think. – Sigmund Freud

58991. If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it. – Sigmund Freud

58992. Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another. – Sigmund Freud

58993. Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. – Sigmund Freud

58994. Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. – Sigmund Freud

58995. If you can’t do it, give up! – Sigmund Freud

58996. A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror. – Sigmund Freud

58997. Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. – Sigmund Freud

58998. A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual. – Sigmund Freud

58999. A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist. – Sigmund Freud

59000. Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud

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