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180000 famous quotes part 6 – 5001 to 6000

5001. I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn’t take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans. – Jean-Jacques Annaud

5002. British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained. – Jean-Jacques Annaud

5003. America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture. – Jean-Jacques Annaud

5004. I know my own heart to be entirely English. – Princess Anne

5005. Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dog’s out. – Princess Anne

5006. You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand. – Princess Anne

5007. When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail – none of which is easy. – Princess Anne

5008. The greatest power is not money power, but political power. – Walter Annenberg

5009. The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies. – Walter Annenberg

5010. God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender. – Walter Annenberg

5011. Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound. – Walter Annenberg

5012. TV is like theater. You can’t enjoy it without a program. – Walter Annenberg

5013. I didn’t feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money. – Walter Annenberg

5014. Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone. – Walter Annenberg

5015. Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work. – Walter Annenberg

5016. When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom. – Walter Annenberg

5017. What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold. – Walter Annenberg

5018. Your Majesty, I took the liberty because I was so desirous of visiting alone with you for a few minutes before the rest of the other peasants arrived. – Walter Annenberg

5019. Accomplish something every day of your life. – Walter Annenberg

5020. Few things are as essential as education. – Walter Annenberg

5021. Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school. – Walter Annenberg

5022. Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too. – Walter Annenberg

5023. Carter’s done a lot more good since he’s been out of the White House than when he was in it. – Walter Annenberg

5024. All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect. – Walter Annenberg

5025. Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life. – Walter Annenberg

5026. You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing something to or for the benefit of others. – Walter Annenberg

5027. I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened. – Walter Annenberg

5028. People who think about art as an investment are pathetic. – Walter Annenberg

5029. I have very little respect for Nancy Reagan. There is something about her that is very petty. – Walter Annenberg

5030. I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse. – Walter Annenberg

5031. I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer. – Walter Annenberg

5032. I’d heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color? – Walter Annenberg

5033. In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated. – Walter Annenberg

5034. It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself. – Walter Annenberg

5035. Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A. – Walter Annenberg

5036. The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges. – Walter Annenberg

5037. Our blood will turn from red to blue, although our money is but new. – Walter Annenberg

5038. It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading. – Walter Annenberg

5039. My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg. – Walter Annenberg

5040. I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence. – Walter Annenberg

5041. My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country. – Walter Annenberg

5042. Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life. – Walter Annenberg

5043. Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round. – Walter Annenberg

5044. Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family. – Francesca Annis

5045. The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life. – Francesca Annis

5046. The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you’re always vulnerable to the weather and time. – Francesca Annis

5047. There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren’t just about eroticism and sexuality. – Francesca Annis

5048. When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer. – Francesca Annis

5049. You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There’ll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change. – Francesca Annis

5050. You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself. – Francesca Annis

5051. The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part. – Francesca Annis

5052. I’m often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I’m glad I didn’t go, because if I had I wouldn’t have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is. – Francesca Annis

5053. The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there’s nothing you can do about it. – Francesca Annis

5054. I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims. – Francesca Annis

5055. I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it’s in the public arena, but that doesn’t entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here. – Francesca Annis

5056. I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks. – Francesca Annis

5057. I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one. – Francesca Annis

5058. I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn’t want to advertise make-up. I didn’t want to be seen as a sex symbol. – Francesca Annis

5059. I’ll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap. – Francesca Annis

5060. I’m an actress, not a pin-up. – Francesca Annis

5061. I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don’t need to make any other. You can live the way you want. – Francesca Annis

5062. I’m one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I’m waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside. – Francesca Annis

5063. I’m trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I’m not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation. – Francesca Annis

5064. I’ve never been married and I’ve no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious. – Francesca Annis

5065. If people think I look good, it’s the make-up. – Francesca Annis

5066. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre. – Francesca Annis

5067. Roman’s wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private. – Francesca Annis

5068. Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat. – Francesca Annis

5069. I go on giving interviews because I’ve been brought up to support the projects I’m involved in. When you’ve enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour. – Francesca Annis

5070. Thank God we’re not like America: everyone wants to look like they’re 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women. – Francesca Annis

5071. I do think it’s important to live in the present because in that way you won’t be living in a state of regret. – Francesca Annis

5072. Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there’s nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time. – Francesca Annis

5073. However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them. – Francesca Annis

5074. I don’t buy the tabloids, but you’re surrounded by it all and people tell you things they’ve read. I’d be sitting on a train looking over someone’s shoulder and thinking: That’s familiar… oh my God, it’s me. – Francesca Annis

5075. I don’t need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself. – Francesca Annis

5076. As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted. – Francesca Annis

5077. Having children with someone is the real bond. – Francesca Annis

5078. I am not a fanatic about anything. I do what I can do when I’ve got the time. – Francesca Annis

5079. I am not going to share my private life with millions of people. I don’t find a need to do that and nobody else close to me does either. – Francesca Annis

5080. I am pretty self-indulgent. – Francesca Annis

5081. I don’t believe in expending energy on something you can’t do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I’d probably do it. – Francesca Annis

5082. I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology. – Francesca Annis

5083. I couldn’t imagine playing someone young now; it would be so boring. – Francesca Annis

5084. I didn’t choose to be an actress. – Francesca Annis

5085. I do find acting cathartic. – Francesca Annis

5086. I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I’ve just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone’s 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in. – Francesca Annis

5087. Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive. – Francesca Annis

5088. I like reality. It tastes like bread. – Jean Anouilh

5089. One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose. – Jean Anouilh

5090. Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy – and that is life. – Jean Anouilh

5091. Nothing is irreparable in politics. – Jean Anouilh

5092. Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence. – Jean Anouilh

5093. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. – Jean Anouilh

5094. Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some. – Jean Anouilh

5095. Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it. – Jean Anouilh

5096. Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life. – Jean Anouilh

5097. Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers? – Jean Anouilh

5098. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. – Jean Anouilh

5099. All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them. – Jean Anouilh

5100. God is on everyone’s side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies. – Jean Anouilh

5101. Every man thinks god is on his side. – Jean Anouilh

5102. Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are. – Jean Anouilh

5103. Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God. – Jean Anouilh

5104. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed. – Jean Anouilh

5105. An ugly sight, a man who is afraid. – Jean Anouilh

5106. What you get free costs too much. – Jean Anouilh

5107. A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it. – Jean Anouilh

5108. A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself. – Jean Anouilh

5109. It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base. – Jean Anouilh

5110. When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past… And when you are seventy, nearly all of you. – Jean Anouilh

5111. Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. – Jean Anouilh

5112. Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write. – Jean Anouilh

5113. The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it. – Jean Anouilh

5114. There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy. – Jean Anouilh

5115. Things are beautiful if you love them. – Jean Anouilh

5116. To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death. – Jean Anouilh

5117. Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it. – Jean Anouilh

5118. Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. – Jean Anouilh

5119. What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating. – Jean Anouilh

5120. We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down. – Jean Anouilh

5121. With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it’s not just a trick of the devil. – Jean Anouilh

5122. Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. – Jean Anouilh

5123. I can easily say I’ve done everything I’ve wanted in music. – Phil Anselmo

5124. And it seems to be today, image is a real important thing once again. – Phil Anselmo

5125. I wasn’t that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is. – Phil Anselmo

5126. It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage… I don’t know… there’s too much of it out there. – Phil Anselmo

5127. We definitely have a hardcore following. – Phil Anselmo

5128. With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take, which was to do something heavy, but also experiment with a lot of other things we really like. – Phil Anselmo

5129. To me, I’m for a band whose forefront is the music. – Phil Anselmo

5130. This is the band I always wanted to be in. – Phil Anselmo

5131. There it is again. Image. Once again. I get really tired of it quick. – Phil Anselmo

5132. We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike. – David Ansen

5133. We are the movies and the movies are us. – David Ansen

5134. Where studious of ease, I slumbered seven years, and then lost by degrees. – Christopher Anstey

5135. I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult. – Adam Ant

5136. People weren’t buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me. – Adam Ant

5137. I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness. – Adam Ant

5138. I have loved eight women in my life. I remember every woman’s face. – Adam Ant

5139. I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 18 The first time was a nightmare. Who shows you how to use a condom? – Adam Ant

5140. Achievement results from work realizing ambition. – Adam Ant

5141. It’s only when you suddenly stop perspiring that your forearms go dull. – George Antheil

5142. A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles! – Charles Anthon

5143. I have thus given you a full statement of all that I know respecting the origin of Mormonism. – Charles Anthon

5144. I think going to college for that one year was probable the best thing I have ever done. – Carmelo Anthony

5145. I just want to get on the court. – Carmelo Anthony

5146. I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong. – Carmelo Anthony

5147. For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains. – Katharine Anthony

5148. People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence. – Katharine Anthony

5149. Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time. – Katharine Anthony

5150. Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite. – Katharine Anthony

5151. The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? – Katharine Anthony

5152. To the biographer all lives bar none are dramatic constructions. – Katharine Anthony

5153. Be quiet, or my wife will take away your first born and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops! – Marc Anthony

5154. Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none. – Marc Anthony

5155. What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don’t want collaborations regardless of their merit. – Piers Anthony

5156. No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects. – Piers Anthony

5157. SF is the literature of the theoretically possible, and F is the literature of the impossible. – Piers Anthony

5158. All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense. – Piers Anthony

5159. Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it’s fun. – Piers Anthony

5160. As for collaboration – I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It’s not that the books are bad; editors won’t even read them. – Piers Anthony

5161. At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails. – Piers Anthony

5162. At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet. – Piers Anthony

5163. When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour. – Piers Anthony

5164. When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn’t take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there. – Piers Anthony

5165. But I don’t read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do. – Piers Anthony

5166. That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary. – Piers Anthony

5167. Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn’t go wrong. I don’t know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn’t done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia. – Piers Anthony

5168. Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels. – Piers Anthony

5169. Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale. – Piers Anthony

5170. I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com. – Piers Anthony

5171. Have a working spouse, because you won’t earn a living from writing – not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us. – Piers Anthony

5172. I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more. – Piers Anthony

5173. I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don’t want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way. – Piers Anthony

5174. I don’t want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements. – Piers Anthony

5175. One reason I don’t suffer Writer’s Block is that I don’t wait on the muse, I summon it at need. – Piers Anthony

5176. I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it’s all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along. – Piers Anthony

5177. It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it. – Piers Anthony

5178. I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that. – Piers Anthony

5179. I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth. – Piers Anthony

5180. I wish my readers took less of my time – about a third of my working time goes to them – but I love and need them all. – Piers Anthony

5181. If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take a second look at your text, however, just in case. – Piers Anthony

5182. In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it. – Piers Anthony

5183. I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers. – Piers Anthony

5184. The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. – Robert Anthony

5185. If you let other people do it for you, they will do it to you. – Robert Anthony

5186. When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change… you will change. – Robert Anthony

5187. We neither get better or worse as we get older, but more like ourselves. – Robert Anthony

5188. We fear the thing we want the most. – Robert Anthony

5189. The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it. – Robert Anthony

5190. Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. – Robert Anthony

5191. Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere. – Robert Anthony

5192. Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway. – Robert Anthony

5193. If you are not leaning, no one will ever let you down. – Robert Anthony

5194. If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. – Robert Anthony

5195. Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right. – Robert Anthony

5196. The one who loves the least, controls the relationship. – Robert Anthony

5197. Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony

5198. When you blame others, you give up your power to change. – Robert Anthony

5199. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. – Susan B. Anthony

5200. I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters. – Susan B. Anthony

5201. Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform. – Susan B. Anthony

5202. Failure is impossible. – Susan B. Anthony

5203. I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows. – Susan B. Anthony

5204. I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. – Susan B. Anthony

5205. Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done. – Susan B. Anthony

5206. I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go. – Susan B. Anthony

5207. I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation. – Susan B. Anthony

5208. The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain. – Susan B. Anthony

5209. I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men’s rights are nothing more. Women’s rights are nothing less. – Susan B. Anthony

5210. Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother. – Susan B. Anthony

5211. Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote! – Susan B. Anthony

5212. White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages. – Susan B. Anthony

5213. This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses. – Susan B. Anthony

5214. Suffrage is the pivotal right. – Susan B. Anthony

5215. Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776. – Susan B. Anthony

5216. If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals. – Susan B. Anthony

5217. No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent. – Susan B. Anthony

5218. Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. – Susan B. Anthony

5219. I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. – Susan B. Anthony

5220. Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work. – Susan B. Anthony

5221. Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony

5222. Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry. – Susan B. Anthony

5223. I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. – Susan B. Anthony

5224. Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman. – Susan B. Anthony

5225. The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember. – David Antin

5226. Stories are different every time you tell them – they allow so many possible narratives. – David Antin

5227. My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn’t follow a continuous path. – David Antin

5228. My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it. – David Antin

5229. It’s hard being a hostage in somebody else’s mouth – or a character in somebody else’s novel. – David Antin

5230. The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin. – David Antin

5231. You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels. – David Antin

5232. My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn’t understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer. – David Antin

5233. The Sophists’ paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer. – David Antin

5234. There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation. – David Antin

5235. There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be. – David Antin

5236. When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I’d already written. And I didn’t want to be an actor. – David Antin

5237. When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval. – David Antin

5238. When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience. – David Antin

5239. I’ve always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty. – David Antin

5240. While I’ve had a great distaste for what’s usually called song in modern poetry or for what’s usually called music, I really don’t think of speech as so far from song. – David Antin

5241. I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore. – David Antin

5242. While I don’t script and I don’t use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht. – David Antin

5243. I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know. – David Antin

5244. A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars. – David Antin

5245. Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying. – David Antin

5246. Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman’s idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman’s idea of the real. – David Antin

5247. For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. – David Antin

5248. From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us. – David Antin

5249. I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate. – David Antin

5250. I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part of what I’m doing. I don’t give a damn if half the audience walks out. – David Antin

5251. I didn’t think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn’t understand. – David Antin

5252. I’m standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I’m happy to see them go. – David Antin

5253. I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It’s hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do. – David Antin

5254. I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless ceremony that I scarcely remember. – David Antin

5255. I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred. – David Antin

5256. I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton. – David Antin

5257. I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding. – David Antin

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5258. I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker. – David Antin

5259. I’m aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I’m trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus. – David Antin

5260. I’m not sure what theory is, unless it’s the pursuit of fundamental questions. – David Antin

5261. I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James. – David Antin

5262. The czar was always sending us commands – you shall not do this and you shall not do that – till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die. – Mary Antin

5263. The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family. – Mary Antin

5264. As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns. – Mary Antin

5265. His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day. – Mary Antin

5266. If education, culture, the higher life were shining things to be worshiped from afar, he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them. – Mary Antin

5267. In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths. – Mary Antin

5268. No, the czar did not want us in the schools. – Mary Antin

5269. On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station and be fined twenty-five rubles. – Mary Antin

5270. One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar’s health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue. – Mary Antin

5271. There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers – only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles. – Mary Antin

5272. The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school. – Mary Antin

5273. The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them. – Mary Antin

5274. We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. – Mary Antin

5275. You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses. – Mary Antin

5276. You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose. – Mary Antin

5277. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth. – Mary Antin

5278. The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong. – Antiphanes

5279. Everything yields to diligence. – Antiphanes

5280. Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it. – Antiphanes

5281. Poverty is the schoolmaster of character. – Antiphanes

5282. Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. – Antisthenes

5283. As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. – Antisthenes

5284. I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing. – Antisthenes

5285. Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning. – Antisthenes

5286. Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. – Antisthenes

5287. The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. – Antisthenes

5288. There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. – Antisthenes

5289. Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive. – Antisthenes

5290. There is nothing new except what has been forgotten. – Marie Antoinette

5291. Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end? – Marie Antoinette

5292. I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all. – Marie Antoinette

5293. I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. – Marie Antoinette

5294. No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother. – Marie Antoinette

5295. Let them eat cake. – Marie Antoinette

5296. I think that the pendulum will swing back to the other side one day. – Susan Anton

5297. Sometimes because a woman is beautiful, she’s not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer. – Susan Anton

5298. There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within. – Susan Anton

5299. We’re all the harshest judges of ourselves. – Susan Anton

5300. When a baby is in the room with two women, and one is considered more beautiful than the other, the infant’s eyes will go to the more beautiful one. – Susan Anton

5301. When you walk into a room, a healthy, beautiful smile is incredibly important. – Susan Anton

5302. I will withdraw to my fortress, and after the slaughter, I will restore order. – Ion Antonescu

5303. Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5304. Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5305. You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5306. When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5307. When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5308. Scientific man is already on the moon, and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5309. In Blow-up I used my head instinctively! – Michelangelo Antonioni

5310. I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn’t advanced as far as science. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5311. I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5312. I don’t want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society… these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5313. I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5314. I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5315. We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts, and we no longer know what they mean. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5316. When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5317. Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5318. A scene has to have a rhythm of its own, a structure of its own. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5319. All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5320. But, you know, Cronaca isn’t more innovative than what comes after. – Michelangelo Antonioni

5321. I am dying, Egypt, dying. – Marc Antony

5322. To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction. – Minna Antrim

5323. To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius. – Minna Antrim

5324. There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth – if the latter were unflattering. – Minna Antrim

5325. The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique. – Minna Antrim

5326. The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh. – Minna Antrim

5327. The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it. – Minna Antrim

5328. That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend. – Minna Antrim

5329. Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty. – Minna Antrim

5330. Man proposes, woman forecloses. – Minna Antrim

5331. Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift. – Minna Antrim

5332. Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. – Minna Antrim

5333. Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast. – Minna Antrim

5334. Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. – Minna Antrim

5335. A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward. – Minna Antrim

5336. A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion. – Minna Antrim

5337. When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird. – Minna Antrim

5338. A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. – Minna Antrim

5339. Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him. – Minna Antrim

5340. It’s difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic. – Devon Aoki

5341. Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death. – Michel Aoun

5342. I don’t know if you can be a born-again virgin. – Judd Apatow

5343. A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5344. One can’t carry one’s father’s corpse about everywhere. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5345. Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature’s monotony. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5346. Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5347. I hate artists who are not of their time. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5348. I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5349. It’s raining my soul, it’s raining, but it’s raining dead eyes. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5350. Joy always came after pain. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5351. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5352. The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5353. When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg. – Guillaume Apollinaire

5354. The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation. – Aharon Appelfeld

5355. People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them. – Aharon Appelfeld

5356. The Holocaust is a central event in many people’s lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him. – Aharon Appelfeld

5357. I don’t have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic. – Fiona Apple

5358. Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel it’s necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them. – Fiona Apple

5359. I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn’t get it then. Nothing’s changed. – Fiona Apple

5360. I got drunk when I was five. Everybody gets drunk before they’re 21. – Fiona Apple

5361. I got all my work done to graduate in two months and then they were like, I’m sorry, you have to take driver’s ed. I just kind of went, Oh, forget it. – Fiona Apple

5362. I don’t want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they’re your mistakes. – Fiona Apple

5363. I don’t know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment. – Fiona Apple

5364. I don’t care what people do. I don’t care how people remember my albums. I do them for my own reasons. – Fiona Apple

5365. I dare anybody to look at me and say I’m anorexic. I’m so totally not. – Fiona Apple

5366. I caved in to what people wanted me to do. I thought that they weren’t going to like me if I didn’t. – Fiona Apple

5367. For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows. – Fiona Apple

5368. I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano. – Fiona Apple

5369. Five years from now I’m probably going to look back on the things I’m doing and cringe. – Fiona Apple

5370. I never thought I’d be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear. – Fiona Apple

5371. For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically. – Fiona Apple

5372. When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone. – Fiona Apple

5373. I’ve never been to the websites. It’s a lot healthier for me to keep out of the conversations about me. – Fiona Apple

5374. I’ve gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won’t even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that’s the end of my day. – Fiona Apple

5375. I’m not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while. – Fiona Apple

5376. I’m not a control freak. – Fiona Apple

5377. I’m incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a goal, and believe that they can make a difference and then go ahead and do just that. I think it’s incredible. – Fiona Apple

5378. I’m here because of what I write. Obviously, I must know something. – Fiona Apple

5379. I would really like to go back to school. I would love it now. – Fiona Apple

5380. I was so self-critical. I still am, but it’s not as bad anymore. – Fiona Apple

5381. I wanted to write a happy song. I didn’t know how. – Fiona Apple

5382. I want to be like the patron saint of reality. – Fiona Apple

5383. I still don’t know what Episcopalian means. – Fiona Apple

5384. I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I’ve tried to keep the corruption minimal. – Fiona Apple

5385. I really don’t think anything I do is a mistake. It could be if I didn’t learn from it. – Fiona Apple

5386. If I respect myself and believe in what I’m doing, no one can touch me. – Fiona Apple

5387. What’s really good is African drum music. – Fiona Apple

5388. There aren’t many poster children for cool angst. Everybody thinks it’s cool if you’re the bad girl. – Fiona Apple

5389. The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false. – Fiona Apple

5390. The quick success was a bit strange to get used to. – Fiona Apple

5391. The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I’m 19? – Fiona Apple

5392. Sometimes interviews are fun and good conversations, but stuff like photo shoots and appearances at places where you have to meet a lot of people – I was never really made for this kind of stuff. – Fiona Apple

5393. Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it’s the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears. – Fiona Apple

5394. Now I feel like whatever I do, no one can hurt me. I cannot be violated, I cannot be humiliated, I cannot be disregarded, I cannot be disrespected. – Fiona Apple

5395. Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice. – Fiona Apple

5396. I read on the Internet that I was dead. – Fiona Apple

5397. My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry? – Fiona Apple

5398. I never went to concerts when I was a kid, so I never knew if what I was doing onstage was right. – Fiona Apple

5399. I resent limitations. I’m going to be this way for a while. – Fiona Apple

5400. Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5401. Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5402. The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5403. The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5404. Maimed but still magnificent… Europe’s mightiest medieval cathedral. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5405. Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood. – R. W. Apple, Jr.

5406. Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention. – Joyce Appleby

5407. Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting. – Joyce Appleby

5408. They ask questions like ‘do you believe in aliens’ and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances. – Shiri Appleby

5409. I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There’s been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I’m not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I’ve sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now. – Shiri Appleby

5410. I think from here on it’s up to me to prove that I’m growing up and that I have other things to say, but in terms of the show it definitely gave me all of the opportunities I’ve had so far. – Shiri Appleby

5411. I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it’s just sort of like a sweet starting point. – Shiri Appleby

5412. I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting. – Shiri Appleby

5413. I’ve been watching so many movies and they all have to do with the DVDs. It’s just so much more convenient. – Shiri Appleby

5414. The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries. – Shiri Appleby

5415. She wasn’t as naive and innocent as she was in the first season. – Shiri Appleby

5416. I was from the bush, watching Greg Norman on TV, but it was a world away. – Stuart Appleby

5417. Getting through the nights is the toughest part. Being alone. Not having her there to talk to. – Stuart Appleby

5418. I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression. – Stuart Appleby

5419. I don’t know where 12 months has gone. – Stuart Appleby

5420. I don’t remember too many rounds where you get shots given to you. Usually, ones are taken away. – Stuart Appleby

5421. I had to do something special coming in. I didn’t do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true. – Stuart Appleby

5422. I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself. – Stuart Appleby

5423. I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do. – Stuart Appleby

5424. The Masters is a very important tournament. You don’t want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that. – Stuart Appleby

5425. We all say, ‘You don’t have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.’ – Stuart Appleby

5426. If a cow walked into this room, I’d probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself. – Stuart Appleby

5427. I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it. – Christina Applegate

5428. I think another problem people have is they are always searching for that high, and they don’t realize they can get that same high with that same person again. – Christina Applegate

5429. I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they’re all important. – Christina Applegate

5430. I’m a grown-up now, and I value the training I had. – Christina Applegate

5431. The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don’t want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals? – Christina Applegate

5432. I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That’s probably why I had so many bad relationships. – Christina Applegate

5433. I don’t mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don’t understand. – Edward Appleton

5434. I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. – Edward Appleton

5435. For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters. – Nicole Appleton

5436. Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo. – Nicole Appleton

5437. I could see us doing solo material in the future. – Nicole Appleton

5438. I’ll get pretty much everything the way I want it. I’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding. – Nicole Appleton

5439. It’s my first presenting role so I’ll be nervous, but it’s going to be great fun. I can’t wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour. – Nicole Appleton

5440. It’s really exciting and kind of special, especially having our own band. It’s just completely different. – Nicole Appleton

5441. Nothing beats having this beautiful child look at me and say mum. I get soppy all the time. – Nicole Appleton

5442. Any room where you feel a good vibe is a good place to write. – Nicole Appleton

5443. Being a mum has made me a lot more responsible, it’s not just me anymore. But it’s also brought me the most joy ever! – Nicole Appleton

5444. A Boston man is the east wind made flesh. – Thomas Gold Appleton

5445. Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. – Thomas Gold Appleton

5446. Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited. – Michael Apted

5447. Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course… you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television. – Michael Apted

5448. Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn’t seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it. – Michael Apted

5449. When I joined Granada – which, you don’t want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time – the BBC was firmly asleep. – Michael Apted

5450. So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them. – Michael Apted

5451. Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film. – Michael Apted

5452. It’s still the same job, the same anxieties, but it did feel a lot different, that kind of budget, that schedule, and frankly, the slowness of it all, and also having a lot of other units working. – Michael Apted

5453. It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis. – Michael Apted

5454. It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today. – Michael Apted

5455. I’ve never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see. – Michael Apted

5456. He wasn’t, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They’re trying to stop you spending money and you’re trying to not spend money, but at the same time we’re great artists. – Michael Apted

5457. For behaviorist films, that’s been much more useful – the change of technology – but for my kind of films, doing them on film is much better, because it’s more beautiful. – Michael Apted

5458. One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There’s more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don’t write the movies I do. – Michael Apted

5459. When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter’s from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter. – Terri Apter

5460. Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility. – Terri Apter

5461. Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. – Thomas Aquinas

5462. Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him. – Thomas Aquinas

5463. It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes. – Thomas Aquinas

5464. It is possible to demonstrate God’s existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us. – Thomas Aquinas

5465. It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God. – Thomas Aquinas

5466. It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills. – Thomas Aquinas

5467. In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention. – Thomas Aquinas

5468. If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way. – Thomas Aquinas

5469. If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. – Thomas Aquinas

5470. If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy. – Thomas Aquinas

5471. Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason. – Thomas Aquinas

5472. How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars – when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know. – Thomas Aquinas

5473. How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. – Thomas Aquinas

5474. Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. – Thomas Aquinas

5475. Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will. – Thomas Aquinas

5476. Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community. – Thomas Aquinas

5477. We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves. – Thomas Aquinas

5478. The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness. – Thomas Aquinas

5479. The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. – Thomas Aquinas

5480. Wonder is the desire for knowledge. – Thomas Aquinas

5481. Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. – Thomas Aquinas

5482. Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. – Thomas Aquinas

5483. The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing. – Thomas Aquinas

5484. Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. – Thomas Aquinas

5485. That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell. – Thomas Aquinas

5486. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. – Thomas Aquinas

5487. To live well is to work well, to show a good activity. – Thomas Aquinas

5488. To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them. – Thomas Aquinas

5489. Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do. – Thomas Aquinas

5490. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas

5491. There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved. – Thomas Aquinas

5492. Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. – Thomas Aquinas

5493. Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community. – Thomas Aquinas

5494. The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false. – Thomas Aquinas

5495. The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces. – Thomas Aquinas

5496. Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need. – Thomas Aquinas

5497. Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. – Thomas Aquinas

5498. Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. – Thomas Aquinas

5499. The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art. – Thomas Aquinas

5500. Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself. – Thomas Aquinas

5501. The things that we love tell us what we are. – Thomas Aquinas

5502. Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious. – Thomas Aquinas

5503. Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them. – Thomas Aquinas

5504. Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason. – Thomas Aquinas

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5505. Reason in man is rather like God in the world. – Thomas Aquinas

5506. Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. – Thomas Aquinas

5507. Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. – Thomas Aquinas

5508. Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love. – Thomas Aquinas

5509. All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. – Thomas Aquinas

5510. To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin. – Thomas Aquinas

5511. All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit. – Thomas Aquinas

5512. God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter. – Thomas Aquinas

5513. As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power. – Thomas Aquinas

5514. Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them. – Thomas Aquinas

5515. Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. – Thomas Aquinas

5516. Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not. – Thomas Aquinas

5517. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. – Thomas Aquinas

5518. Beware of the person of one book. – Thomas Aquinas

5519. By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. – Thomas Aquinas

5520. Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. – Thomas Aquinas

5521. Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality. – Thomas Aquinas

5522. Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins. – Thomas Aquinas

5523. Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. – Thomas Aquinas

5524. Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. – Thomas Aquinas

5525. A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. – Thomas Aquinas

5526. Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. – Corazon Aquino

5527. As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it. – Corazon Aquino

5528. All the world wondered as they witnessed… a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride. – Corazon Aquino

5529. National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services. – Corazon Aquino

5530. One must be frank to be relevant. – Corazon Aquino

5531. Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice. – Corazon Aquino

5532. The media’s power is frail. Without the people’s support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch. – Corazon Aquino

5533. You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. – Corazon Aquino

5534. You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom. – Corazon Aquino

5535. Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. – Corazon Aquino

5536. The nation was awakened by that deafening shot. – Corazon Aquino

5537. I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles. – Corazon Aquino

5538. I don’t have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It’s always the people who make things happen. – Corazon Aquino

5539. I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn’t have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way. – Corazon Aquino

5540. I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life. – Corazon Aquino

5541. I know my limitations, and I don’t like politics. I was only involved because of my husband. – Corazon Aquino

5542. I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. – Corazon Aquino

5543. I’ve reached a point in life where it’s no longer necessary to try to impress. If they like me the way I am, that’s good. If they don’t, that’s too bad. – Corazon Aquino

5544. It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship. – Corazon Aquino

5545. It wasn’t until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero. – Corazon Aquino

5546. It’s very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep. – Corazon Aquino

5547. It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history. – Corazon Aquino

5548. At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing. – Avi Arad

5549. The other thing is we have an incredible villain. And we worked very hard to have villains that are connected to the hero. They have an effect, an emotional effect. They never become out-of-this-world, crazy villains. – Avi Arad

5550. Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology. – Avi Arad

5551. On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It’s going away. Judge the movie – is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it’s being judged for just being a good film. – Avi Arad

5552. But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire. – Avi Arad

5553. We love Cyclops and as you know, we love James. It’s a great team and we’ll continue the team, obviously. – Avi Arad

5554. Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor. – Avi Arad

5555. When you get to know me, I don’t despair – I just get up, clean up, and start again. – Avi Arad

5556. No one bothered reading the books and understanding – and again, I’m not being high-falutin’ about it – but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes. – Avi Arad

5557. Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers. – Avi Arad

5558. Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it’s a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books. – Avi Arad

5559. I think well-read people – the world is open to them. – Avi Arad

5560. I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that’s why I wear black, some people wear red – we are entitled to our opinions. – Avi Arad

5561. For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It’s not violence on them – it’s the feeling of violence in the family. – Avi Arad

5562. The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem. – Yasser Arafat

5563. Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist. – Yasser Arafat

5564. We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem. – Yasser Arafat

5565. The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine. – Yasser Arafat

5566. Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest. – Yasser Arafat

5567. Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations. – Yasser Arafat

5568. Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart. – Yasser Arafat

5569. Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis. – Yasser Arafat

5570. It’s always convenient for certain people to heap accusations on Israel. – Yasser Arafat

5571. I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. – Yasser Arafat

5572. This is my homeland no one can kick me out. – Yasser Arafat

5573. In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth. – Yasser Arafat

5574. We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land! – Yasser Arafat

5575. The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later. – Louis Aragon

5576. I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style. – Louis Aragon

5577. There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. – Louis Aragon

5578. Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized. – Louis Aragon

5579. O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself. – Louis Aragon

5580. Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd. – Louis Aragon

5581. Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. – Louis Aragon

5582. Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense? – Louis Aragon

5583. Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason’s imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work. – Louis Aragon

5584. We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later. – Louis Aragon

5585. I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC’s House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it. – Sergio Aragones

5586. Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there’s the bad guy in the back seat. It’s infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That’s like going to bed and thinking there’s a monster under your bed. It’s silly. – Sergio Aragones

5587. At the end of the ’60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics. – Sergio Aragones

5588. Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out. – Sergio Aragones

5589. Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns. – Sergio Aragones

5590. For every issue, I send four pages of finished marginals and they select the ones they need. – Sergio Aragones

5591. Generally what I produce is new. Of course, they are often variations on the same subject. – Sergio Aragones

5592. My work is so unorthodox that from one panel to the next, the drawings are completely different… totally opposed to the way of working in something like animation, where every drawing has to look like the one before. – Sergio Aragones

5593. With Groo, I try to do one story every book. Sometimes the stories are better if they go a little longer, and I choose to do it in four issues. – Sergio Aragones

5594. When you’re drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject. – Sergio Aragones

5595. When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought. – Sergio Aragones

5596. The Western, when I do one, will be one long, continuous story. – Sergio Aragones

5597. The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born. – Sergio Aragones

5598. The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman. – Sergio Aragones

5599. I don’t enjoy the boo scare when you’re watching a movie and then suddenly there’s a big shark on the screen. The only thing they’re doing is catching you off guard. – Sergio Aragones

5600. Once you’ve established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action. – Sergio Aragones

5601. I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don’t pick, and the reason I don’t redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes. – Sergio Aragones

5602. My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic. – Sergio Aragones

5603. If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you’re drawing it. – Sergio Aragones

5604. I’d love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books. – Sergio Aragones

5605. I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary. – Sergio Aragones

5606. I live in a very small town and now that I’ve closed down my studio, I’m working at home. – Sergio Aragones

5607. I keep very weird hours. I never know when I’m going to get an idea. – Sergio Aragones

5608. Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they’re short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there. – Sergio Aragones

5609. Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design. – Sergio Aragones

5610. The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening. – Sergio Aragones

5611. It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake. – Janos Arany

5612. Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface. – Janos Arany

5613. After that I didn’t listen to music as much because ’70s music just wasn’t… I remember all the songs, but it wasn’t because I was into them, you know what I mean? – Tom Araya

5614. As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die… I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer. – Tom Araya

5615. As long as it’s good music, that’s what’s important. – Tom Araya

5616. Fortune is either with you or it’s not. – Tom Araya

5617. I follow politics, but I don’t like to discuss it. – Tom Araya

5618. I had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio. You name it, I heard every song. – Tom Araya

5619. I just don’t write musically, but lyrically, yeah I write. – Tom Araya

5620. I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that. – Tom Araya

5621. I try to incorporate melody. Even though I’m screaming, I still like to think I bring melody into screaming. – Tom Araya

5622. I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they’re such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words. – Tom Araya

5623. I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I’m into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder – all that good stuff. – Tom Araya

5624. I write, I write, I always write. – Tom Araya

5625. If it were bad songs, yeah, I’d speak up, but they’re not bad songs. – Tom Araya

5626. No, I have to really focus, especially when I’m writing because I wanna be good at it. – Tom Araya

5627. Oh yeah, our first tour in Europe they wouldn’t give me the time off from work. – Tom Araya

5628. Sometimes I’ll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren’t clicking. And when they do come to me, I’m in the middle of that same verse! – Tom Araya

5629. That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together – for me to play bass and for him to play guitar. – Tom Araya

5630. Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer. – Tom Araya

5631. We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest with the first half completely booked; then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there. – Tom Araya

5632. We just bought a new house, so my wife’s been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again. – Tom Araya

5633. Whatever had been on the radio in the ’60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio. – Tom Araya

5634. Yeah, yeah I think that’s one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we’re Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we’re normal. – Tom Araya

5635. I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood. – Tom Araya

5636. I was born and raised Catholic. – Tom Araya

5637. I don’t weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and, what’s more, I never did. – Fatty Arbuckle

5638. Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain. – Diane Arbus

5639. The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. – Diane Arbus

5640. The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way. – Diane Arbus

5641. The more specific you are, the more general it’ll be. – Diane Arbus

5642. Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. – Diane Arbus

5643. Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. – Diane Arbus

5644. My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been. – Diane Arbus

5645. I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse. – Diane Arbus

5646. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats. – Diane Arbus

5647. You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. – Diane Arbus

5648. Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. – Diane Arbus

5649. I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. – Diane Arbus

5650. I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them. – Diane Arbus

5651. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. – Diane Arbus

5652. I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do – that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse. – Diane Arbus

5653. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been. – Diane Arbus

5654. When you grow up your mother says, ‘Wear rubbers or you’ll catch cold.’ When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It’s something like that. – Diane Arbus

5655. All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. – John Arbuthnot

5656. Biography is one of the new terrors of death. – John Arbuthnot

5657. Law is a bottomless pit. – John Arbuthnot

5658. Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless. – Joan of Arc

5659. It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly. – Joan of Arc

5660. King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France… settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France. – Joan of Arc

5661. One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. – Joan of Arc

5662. You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril. – Joan Of Arc

5663. Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there. – Joan of Arc

5664. I am not afraid… I was born to do this. – Joan of Arc

5665. I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will. – Joan of Arc

5666. If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me. – Joan of Arc

5667. I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid. – Joan of Arc

5668. Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast. – Joan of Arc

5669. Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth. – Joan of Arc

5670. Act, and God will act. – Joan of Arc

5671. Once a guy starts wearing silk pajamas it’s hard to get up early. – Eddie Arcaro

5672. Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds. – Anne Archer

5673. If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers and the director want me, I’d go for broke. Always. – Anne Archer

5674. If it wasn’t for golf, I’d probably still be a caddy. – George Archer

5675. We all make mistakes but one has to move on. – Jeffrey Archer

5676. I’m not taking any interest in politics. I’m not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now. – Jeffrey Archer

5677. Whenever you analyse anyone who has had any success and they’re in the headlines, you will find they are human and make mistakes. I’m certainly that and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. – Jeffrey Archer

5678. When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister. – Jeffrey Archer

5679. Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel. – Jeffrey Archer

5680. Well I certainly have learned and I hope I’m moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment. – Jeffrey Archer

5681. We go on a lot in this country about offences being caused by drugs. The truth is just as many offences are caused by drink. And that should be taken into account. – Jeffrey Archer

5682. I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison. – Jeffrey Archer

5683. Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest. – Jeffrey Archer

5684. And I did wonder – because it’s now three years ago since I left prison – whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be – no, it’s there every day of my life. – Jeffrey Archer

5685. At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life. – Jeffrey Archer

5686. But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison – two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot. – Jeffrey Archer

5687. But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education. – Jeffrey Archer

5688. Exclusive will not be published in book format. – Jeffrey Archer

5689. I am currently doing about 30 charity auctions a year. – Jeffrey Archer

5690. I do greatly admire Australian artists. – Jeffrey Archer

5691. I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven’t captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall! – Jeffrey Archer

5692. I’ve been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I’m privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again. – Jeffrey Archer

5693. I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who’d had no upbringing, no chance in life. – Jeffrey Archer

5694. Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate. – Jeffrey Archer

5695. I think when you’ve lost an election by 179, there’s going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can’t do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative. – Jeffrey Archer

5696. I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power. – Jeffrey Archer

5697. I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison. – Jeffrey Archer

5698. I’m not involved in politics any more and they’re quite right. – Jeffrey Archer

5699. I’m passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it’s got to be the comeback book. – Jeffrey Archer

5700. I’ve loved art for more than 30 years. – Jeffrey Archer

5701. I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don’t know. – Jeffrey Archer

5702. Marriage is… OK, it’s rooted and grounded on love and attraction. – Mary Archer

5703. It sounds extraordinary but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. – Mary Archer

5704. I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write. – Mary Archer

5705. And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again? – Archilochus

5706. Old women should not seek to be perfumed. – Archilochus

5707. Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away. – Archilochus

5708. Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. – Archimedes

5709. Eureka! – I have found it! – Archimedes

5710. Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having. – Elizabeth Arden

5711. Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers. – Elizabeth Arden

5712. There’s only one Elizabeth like me and that’s the Queen. – Elizabeth Arden

5713. I only want people around me who can do the impossible. – Elizabeth Arden

5714. I pick good women, but I haven’t had any luck with my men. – Elizabeth Arden

5715. Dear, never forget one little point. It’s my business. You just work here. – Elizabeth Arden

5716. Every woman has the right to be beautiful. – Elizabeth Arden

5717. Hold fast to life and youth. – Elizabeth Arden

5718. Hold fast to youth and beauty. – Elizabeth Arden

5719. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. – Hannah Arendt

5720. The Third World is not a reality but an ideology. – Hannah Arendt

5721. The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. – Hannah Arendt

5722. The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it. – Hannah Arendt

5723. There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous. – Hannah Arendt

5724. These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties. – Hannah Arendt

5725. This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes. – Hannah Arendt

5726. To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious. – Hannah Arendt

5727. Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise. – Hannah Arendt

5728. Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think. – Hannah Arendt

5729. War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford. – Hannah Arendt

5730. We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance. – Hannah Arendt

5731. Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being. – Hannah Arendt

5732. The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. – Hannah Arendt

5733. Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. – Hannah Arendt

5734. Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses. – Hannah Arendt

5735. In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism. – Hannah Arendt

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5736. Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life. – Hannah Arendt

5737. It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country. – Hannah Arendt

5738. Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity. – Hannah Arendt

5739. No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. – Hannah Arendt

5740. It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past. – Hannah Arendt

5741. By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality. – Hannah Arendt

5742. The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. – Hannah Arendt

5743. Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless. – Hannah Arendt

5744. For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. – Hannah Arendt

5745. Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. – Hannah Arendt

5746. Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse. – Hannah Arendt

5747. Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. – Hannah Arendt

5748. Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. – Hannah Arendt

5749. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core. – Hannah Arendt

5750. Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda. – Hannah Arendt

5751. Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx. – Hannah Arendt

5752. Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one. – Hannah Arendt

5753. Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance. – Hannah Arendt

5754. Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible. – Hannah Arendt

5755. Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up. – Hannah Arendt

5756. Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. – Hannah Arendt

5757. The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error. – Hannah Arendt

5758. The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade. – Hannah Arendt

5759. The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition. – Hannah Arendt

5760. The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution. – Hannah Arendt

5761. The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. – Hannah Arendt

5762. No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been. – Hannah Arendt

5763. I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. – Pietro Aretino

5764. If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them. – Pietro Aretino

5765. I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. – Pietro Aretino

5766. A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart. – Pietro Aretino

5767. I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. – Pietro Aretino

5768. What you might see as depravity is, to me, just another aspect of the human condition. – Asia Argento

5769. People’s attitudes about sex aren’t healthy anywhere, except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked. – Asia Argento

5770. Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies. – Asia Argento

5771. If you don’t like my movies, don’t watch them. – Dario Argento

5772. Paradise is too perfect for humanity. – Dario Argento

5773. There’s nothing gratuitous about my films. – Dario Argento

5774. Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will. – Dario Argento

5775. The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It’s a horrible experience. – Dario Argento

5776. The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love. – Dario Argento

5777. So I haven’t thought about the critics for a long time. – Dario Argento

5778. I’m very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I’m interested in their lives and their problems. – Dario Argento

5779. In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul. – Dario Argento

5780. My life and career is my own adventure. – Dario Argento

5781. But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place. – Dario Argento

5782. But you know, as you say, the original versions of my films are getting out there, slowly. – Dario Argento

5783. Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies. – Dario Argento

5784. Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself. – Dario Argento

5785. I also don’t like films that are made just to make money, no this kind of film I don’t like. – Dario Argento

5786. I like films to have something inside, I don’t mean a message, I mean something from the soul. – Dario Argento

5787. I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent, not just the story. – Dario Argento

5788. I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences. – Dario Argento

5789. I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing. – Dario Argento

5790. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I’ve wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise. – Dario Argento

5791. I’ve never gone into analysis. But Freud opened a door, I know. – Dario Argento

5792. If you make a film normally it’s all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that’s a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it’s a struggle with them. – Dario Argento

5793. In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you. – Dario Argento

5794. Maybe when I stop making movies, I’ll understand my work better. – Dario Argento

5795. It’s incredible that they censor films. It’s sad. – Dario Argento

5796. I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes. – Dario Argento

5797. It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground. – Dario Argento

5798. When I see a film I’ve finished, it’s like another person made it. Like another mind. – Dario Argento

5799. To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects. – Dario Argento

5800. When I was five. That’s when I started to love film. – Dario Argento

5801. Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors. – Dario Argento

5802. When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe. – Dario Argento

5803. There was absolutely no work for Latinos and blacks. – Victor Argo

5804. When money comes into play then that’s all it’s about wanting money, who’s making the most who can get the most, me, me me… and in the end it screws up the person and the sport. – Alexis Arguello

5805. Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds. – Alexis Arguello

5806. I’m doing it, I took responsibility in my country and I’ve done it with my bare hands. – Alexis Arguello

5807. Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that’s why our sport is so in the air now because we don’t have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world. – Alexis Arguello

5808. Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot. – Alexis Arguello

5809. Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles, and of course they don’t know how to behave. – Alexis Arguello

5810. I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you’re able to hit it, you’re able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots… it’s a beautiful thing. – Alexis Arguello

5811. I could do what a lot of people are doing and that’s sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King, but there’s no way I’ll do that. – Alexis Arguello

5812. I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind. – Alexis Arguello

5813. I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I’m a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that’s how it worked. – Alexis Arguello

5814. I have no regrets because I did everything by the book. – Alexis Arguello

5815. I made a gym, it’s the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I’m sure at least one will win a gold medal. – Alexis Arguello

5816. I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20 fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me in 6 rounds after I punched myself out. – Alexis Arguello

5817. When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud. – Alexis Arguello

5818. I’d take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what’s going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there’s always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend. – Alexis Arguello

5819. When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you’re destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen. – Alexis Arguello

5820. If you can believe this, I didn’t fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well. – Alexis Arguello

5821. It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that’s when the beast comes out and takes hold of us. – Alexis Arguello

5822. It’s a lot about the individual and it’s really up to you, how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you are working and that’s where the outcome will come. – Alexis Arguello

5823. Later in July I’m going to be promoting and putting on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting and competing with each other to see who’s going to be the best. – Alexis Arguello

5824. Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money. – Alexis Arguello

5825. Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you’re okay and so is the other guy, it’s a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over. – Alexis Arguello

5826. See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that’s why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it. – Alexis Arguello

5827. What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind. – Alexis Arguello

5828. When I was in top shape I’d go to the ring and show my conditioning. – Alexis Arguello

5829. Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today. – Alexis Arguello

5830. I’d say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing. – Alexis Arguello

5831. Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man’s character as a person and degrades him to the animal level. – Francis Arinze

5832. With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity. – Francis Arinze

5833. Vatican II declares the Church… as necessary for salvation. – Francis Arinze

5834. There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum. – Francis Arinze

5835. There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue. – Francis Arinze

5836. The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places. – Francis Arinze

5837. Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point. – Francis Arinze

5838. Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it. – Francis Arinze

5839. Who seems most hideous when adorned the most. – Ludovico Ariosto

5840. Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground. – Ludovico Ariosto

5841. When the devil grows old he turns hermit. – Ludovico Ariosto

5842. They think they have God Almighty by the toe. – Ludovico Ariosto

5843. Nature made him, and then broke the mold. – Ludovico Ariosto

5844. Man proposes, and God disposes. – Ludovico Ariosto

5845. From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me. – Ludovico Ariosto

5846. We soon believe the things we would believe. – Ludovico Ariosto

5847. I will work to bring peace to everyone – whatever economic level – as long as you are Haitian. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5848. As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5849. As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5850. I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5851. Peace in the head, peace in the stomach. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5852. The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States’ independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5853. We have problems which will be addressed by Haitians. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5854. We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace. – Jean-Bertrand Aristide

5855. Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole. – Aristophanes

5856. A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers. – Aristophanes

5857. Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner. – Aristophanes

5858. Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. – Aristophanes

5859. High thoughts must have high language. – Aristophanes

5860. Let each man exercise the art he knows. – Aristophanes

5861. Under every stone lurks a politician. – Aristophanes

5862. Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. – Aristophanes

5863. Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you. – Aristophanes

5864. Evil events from evil causes spring. – Aristophanes

5865. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. – Aristophanes

5866. You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say. – Aristophanes

5867. A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. – Aristophanes

5868. Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. – Aristophanes

5869. Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. – Aristophanes

5870. You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. – Aristophanes

5871. Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. – Aristophanes

5872. These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them. – Aristophanes

5873. The wise learn many things from their enemies. – Aristophanes

5874. Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don’t believe in the gods. What’s your argument? Where’s your proof? – Aristophanes

5875. The law is reason, free from passion. – Aristotle

5876. The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle

5877. The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more. – Aristotle

5878. The end of labor is to gain leisure. – Aristotle

5879. The energy of the mind is the essence of life. – Aristotle

5880. The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. – Aristotle

5881. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. – Aristotle

5882. The gods too are fond of a joke. – Aristotle

5883. The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. – Aristotle

5884. The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. – Aristotle

5885. The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. – Aristotle

5886. The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. – Aristotle

5887. The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. – Aristotle

5888. The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. – Aristotle

5889. The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. – Aristotle

5890. Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. – Aristotle

5891. Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. – Aristotle

5892. Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. – Aristotle

5893. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle

5894. Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. – Aristotle

5895. No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. – Aristotle

5896. Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. – Aristotle

5897. Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. – Aristotle

5898. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

5899. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle

5900. Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. – Aristotle

5901. Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. – Aristotle

5902. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. – Aristotle

5903. Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. – Aristotle

5904. Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. – Aristotle

5905. Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. – Aristotle

5906. Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. – Aristotle

5907. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle

5908. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle

5909. We make war that we may live in peace. – Aristotle

5910. We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one. – Aristotle

5911. We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. – Aristotle

5912. Well begun is half done. – Aristotle

5913. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

5914. What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions. – Aristotle

5915. To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. – Aristotle

5916. Wit is educated insolence. – Aristotle

5917. Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. – Aristotle

5918. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

5919. Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. – Aristotle

5920. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

5921. No one loves the man whom he fears. – Aristotle

5922. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

5923. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. – Aristotle

5924. The soul never thinks without a picture. – Aristotle

5925. The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. – Aristotle

5926. The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. – Aristotle

5927. The whole is more than the sum of its parts. – Aristotle

5928. The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. – Aristotle

5929. We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. – Aristotle

5930. The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. – Aristotle

5931. The secret to humor is surprise. – Aristotle

5932. There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. – Aristotle

5933. Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. – Aristotle

5934. Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle

5935. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle

5936. Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so. – Aristotle

5937. Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. – Aristotle

5938. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. – Aristotle

5939. Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. – Aristotle

5940. Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. – Aristotle

5941. Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. – Aristotle

5942. Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. – Aristotle

5943. Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. – Aristotle

5944. Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle

5945. Education is the best provision for old age. – Aristotle

5946. Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. – Aristotle

5947. A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle

5948. Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

5949. Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. – Aristotle

5950. Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle

5951. For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. – Aristotle

5952. For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy. – Aristotle

5953. For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. – Aristotle

5954. Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

5955. Friendship is essentially a partnership. – Aristotle

5956. No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. – Aristotle

5957. Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. – Aristotle

5958. A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. – Aristotle

5959. He who hath many friends hath none. – Aristotle

5960. Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. – Aristotle

5961. Bad men are full of repentance. – Aristotle

5962. At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. – Aristotle

5963. Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. – Aristotle

5964. All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. – Aristotle

5965. All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. – Aristotle

5966. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. – Aristotle

5967. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. – Aristotle

5968. Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. – Aristotle

5969. A true friend is one soul in two bodies. – Aristotle

5970. A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end. – Aristotle

5971. A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold. – Aristotle

5972. A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. – Aristotle

5973. Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. – Aristotle

5974. Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. – Aristotle

5975. Change in all things is sweet. – Aristotle

5976. He who can be, and therefore is, another’s, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature. – Aristotle

5977. All men by nature desire knowledge. – Aristotle

5978. Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life. – Aristotle

5979. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle

5980. It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. – Aristotle

5981. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

5982. It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. – Aristotle

5983. Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy. – Aristotle

5984. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

5985. Man is by nature a political animal. – Aristotle

5986. It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. – Aristotle

5987. Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. – Aristotle

5988. It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition. – Aristotle

5989. Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. – Aristotle

5990. Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. – Aristotle

5991. Most people would rather give than get affection. – Aristotle

5992. Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. – Aristotle

5993. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle

5994. Nature does nothing in vain. – Aristotle

5995. No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. – Aristotle

5996. No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. – Aristotle

5997. Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. – Aristotle

5998. If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. – Aristotle

5999. A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. – Aristotle

6000. He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. – Aristotle

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