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180000 famous quotes part 67 – 66001 to 67000

66001. At the time the world was all upside down. The American people were beginning to move around a lot. The old hometown ties had been pretty much broken. The theme of Farmer Takes a Wife appealed to people. Everybody was homesick. And it sold and sold and sold. – John Gould

66002. Composing is my life blood. – Morton Gould

66003. That is basically me, and although I have done many things in my life – conducting, playing piano, and so on – what is fundamental is my being a composer. – Morton Gould

66004. It’s not a special taste. An American composer should have something to say to a cab driver. – Morton Gould

66005. I’ve always felt that music should be a normal part of the experience that surrounds people. – Morton Gould

66006. Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children. – Roger Gould

66007. The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. – Stephen Jay Gould

66008. In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.” I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. – Stephen Jay Gould

66009. We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction. – Stephen Jay Gould

66010. When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown. – Stephen Jay Gould

66011. The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question. – Stephen Jay Gould

66012. The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations. – Stephen Jay Gould

66013. Science is an integral part of culture. It’s not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It’s one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition. – Stephen Jay Gould

66014. Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. – Stephen Jay Gould

66015. Look in the mirror, and don’t be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival. – Stephen Jay Gould

66016. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. – Stephen Jay Gould

66017. We pass through this world but once. – Stephen Jay Gould

66018. Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. – Stephen Jay Gould

66019. The more important the subject and the closer it cuts to the bone of our hopes and needs, the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis. – Stephen Jay Gould

66020. And of course coming from Massachusetts, Rocky Marciano was my favorite. – Robert Goulet

66021. I used to be afraid of looking at the audience. – Robert Goulet

66022. I think that people who have Vegas throat are people who sing from their throats only. – Robert Goulet

66023. I only eat one meal a day. Lunch, not dinner. – Robert Goulet

66024. I like being on this stage because it keeps me thinking. – Robert Goulet

66025. I don’t watch a lot of featherweight fights yet some of those fights are the best fights ever. – Robert Goulet

66026. I can tell jokes. I can talk to the audience. I can relax. I can change my songs whenever I want. I can change the tempos. I can change the mood, because I’m in charge. – Robert Goulet

66027. Ali’s daughter is fighting and Joe Frazier’s daughter is fighting as well. – Robert Goulet

66028. But I don’t work out. I pay people to do that for me. – Robert Goulet

66029. I was born in Massachusetts and lived there until I was thirteen years old. – Robert Goulet

66030. Ali and I have become friends over the years. I was on a plane with him one time when he was the champion. – Robert Goulet

66031. Hey, I’ve been doing what I do for a long time, my friend. – Robert Goulet

66032. Why stop now when I’m just getting the hang of it? – Robert Goulet

66033. You play your character and it isn’t right to step out of it. You have to stay in that character. – Robert Goulet

66034. I used to have trouble in front of an audience. I felt uncomfortable. – Robert Goulet

66035. You have to remember, I didn’t want this life. – Robert Goulet

66036. I wanted to be a plumber. – Robert Goulet

66037. When you sing a song the way I sing it, you have to use your whole body. It’s almost like working out. – Robert Goulet

66038. When I sing full-on I use my whole body. I open my throat and let it fly out. – Robert Goulet

66039. There’s nobody in show business that I dislike so I wouldn’t want to get in there to hurt anybody. – Robert Goulet

66040. Rocky Marciano had such guts and heart. He was something special. – Robert Goulet

66041. Joe Louis was one of my first heroes. – Robert Goulet

66042. It’s obvious that they’re going to want Ali’s daughter and Frazier’s daughter to fight it out. – Robert Goulet

66043. If people like what I do, fine. If they don’t, fine. – Robert Goulet

66044. I’ve been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid. – Robert Goulet

66045. I’m a performer. We don’t retire. – Robert Goulet

66046. The only good thing about going to the fights is you can go into the green room and you can see some of your old friends that you haven’t seen in a long time. – Robert Goulet

66047. You open the show with a bang, then don’t come back on for 45 minutes. – Robert Goulet

66048. Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them. – Charles Gounod

66049. The woman who loves always smells good. – Remy de Gourmont

66050. Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. – Remy de Gourmont

66051. We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence. – Remy de Gourmont

66052. Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. – Remy de Gourmont

66053. Two elements are needed to form a truth – a fact and an abstraction. – Remy de Gourmont

66054. Thinking is hard work. One can’t bear burdens and ideas at the same time. – Remy de Gourmont

66055. Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. – Remy de Gourmont

66056. Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. – Remy de Gourmont

66057. The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it. – Remy de Gourmont

66058. Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. – Remy de Gourmont

66059. Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness. – Remy de Gourmont

66060. In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing. – Remy de Gourmont

66061. If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be – not understood, but divined. – Remy de Gourmont

66062. Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. – Remy de Gourmont

66063. Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. – Remy de Gourmont

66064. Man is the inventor of stupidity. – Remy de Gourmont

66065. Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity. – Remy de Gourmont

66066. Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices. – Remy de Gourmont

66067. Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity. – Remy de Gourmont

66068. Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live. – Remy de Gourmont

66069. I never took myself too seriously. – Curt Gowdy

66070. Their future is ahead of them. – Curt Gowdy

66071. An announcer is only as good as yesterday’s performance. – Curt Gowdy

66072. I thought it was terrible. I don’t know who to believe. Williams was very loyal and honest. Nobody could ever say different. Sometimes, that got him into a lot of trouble. But after he died and they cut his head off, that made me sick. – Curt Gowdy

66073. Folks, this is perfect weather for today’s game. Not a breath of air. – Curt Gowdy

66074. It wasn’t like it is now. But for the types of teams we had, the fans were very good here. On some Thursday afternoon games, we’d get 25,000 fans. That was remarkable. This has always been a great Red Sox city. – Curt Gowdy

66075. The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of. – David Gower

66076. As a player you are always made to feel welcome, but at the same time, there is too much pressure. – David Gower

66077. They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results, they are a happy team. – David Gower

66078. You can make plans but if the opposition plays well, then all your plans become worthless. – David Gower

66079. The way the tour has developed has been as good an example of that as you would like to see. – David Gower

66080. The team pulled together very well, whatever we tried worked. – David Gower

66081. The double hundred Fowler hit in the Madras Test was an absolute beauty. – David Gower

66082. So much depends on the performance, and here you are also tied up in the emotion the game evokes. – David Gower

66083. People are talking of his susceptibility to the rising delivery, but let me tell you that when you are out of form, every ball looks like a hand grenade. – David Gower

66084. Nasser Hussain is brilliant. I am very impressed with him. With no disrespect to the current players, he has had to work with material which is not of the highest quality. – David Gower

66085. He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game. – David Gower

66086. It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility. – David Gower

66087. Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. – Francisco de Goya

66088. But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals. – Juan Goytisolo

66089. In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist. – Juan Goytisolo

66090. When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts. – Juan Goytisolo

66091. The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent. – Juan Goytisolo

66092. The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language. – Juan Goytisolo

66093. My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile. – Juan Goytisolo

66094. Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country. – Juan Goytisolo

66095. In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society’s feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. – Juan Goytisolo

66096. In Count Julian I simply proposed to create a text which would allow for diverse levels of reading. – Juan Goytisolo

66097. A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque. – Juan Goytisolo

66098. For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing. – Juan Goytisolo

66099. I not only lived physically away from my native land, but the values and critical judgments of those closest to me became stranger and stranger. – Juan Goytisolo

66100. As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold. – Juan Goytisolo

66101. And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me. – Juan Goytisolo

66102. And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain’s condition. – Juan Goytisolo

66103. In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc. – Juan Goytisolo

66104. I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe. – Lucas Grabeel

66105. Success is the most important to many, to me it’s just a bonus. – Lucas Grabeel

66106. It’s nice to know you’re working on something that will mean something to kids. – Lucas Grabeel

66107. In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy. I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do. – Lucas Grabeel

66108. I’m competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don’t really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best. – Lucas Grabeel

66109. I really want to do more mature, artistic, twisted, edgy films. That is my goal. – Lucas Grabeel

66110. I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums… I’m working on mastering the accordion. – Lucas Grabeel

66111. I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer – I’m going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes. – Lucas Grabeel

66112. I don’t care about money or fame or anything like that, but it would be a perk. – Lucas Grabeel

66113. The greatest thing about where my life is right now is it’s very relaxed and chill. I’m just hanging out, being myself and doing my work. – Lucas Grabeel

66114. I always wish life could be a musical. One person just says 5, 6, 7, 8. – Lucas Grabeel

66115. Every day it seems like something happens to assure me I’m in the right place, and that doing anything else would be wrong. I feel so incredibly blessed. – Lucas Grabeel

66116. As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that. – Lucas Grabeel

66117. I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch “Singin’ in the Rain” and “White Christmas” – those kind of movies. – Lucas Grabeel

66118. There are two reasons why I’m in show business, and I’m standing on both of them. – Betty Grable

66119. You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night. – Betty Grable

66120. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world. – Betty Grable

66121. The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there. – Betty Grable

66122. I have got two reasons for success and I’m standing on both of them. – Betty Grable

66123. The woman’s vision is deep reaching, the man’s far reaching. – Betty Grable

66124. I’m a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that’s the limit of my talents. – Betty Grable

66125. I do like any kind of project that has both comedy and drama in it because in life you don’t have one day where everything is funny then the next day everything is dramatic. – Topher Grace

66126. I don’t talk about my personal life with the press. – Topher Grace

66127. Work is the price which is paid for reputation. – Baltasar Gracian

66128. A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. – Baltasar Gracian

66129. When desire dies, fear is born. – Baltasar Gracian

66130. Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. – Baltasar Gracian

66131. Don’t take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side. – Baltasar Gracian

66132. Evil report carries further than any applause. – Baltasar Gracian

66133. We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend. – Baltasar Gracian

66134. A beautiful woman should break her mirror early. – Baltasar Gracian

66135. A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are. – Baltasar Gracian

66136. A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. – Baltasar Gracian

66137. Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching. – Baltasar Gracian

66138. Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. – Baltasar Gracian

66139. Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. – Baltasar Gracian

66140. At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all. – Baltasar Gracian

66141. Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. – Baltasar Gracian

66142. Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. – Baltasar Gracian

66143. Begin with another’s to end with your own. – Baltasar Gracian

66144. Don’t show off every day, or you’ll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent. – Baltasar Gracian

66145. True knowledge lies in knowing how to live. – Baltasar Gracian

66146. Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance. – Baltasar Gracian

66147. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. – Baltasar Gracian

66148. Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave. – Baltasar Gracian

66149. Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders. – Baltasar Gracian

66150. Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. – Baltasar Gracian

66151. Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. – Baltasar Gracian

66152. Have friends. ‘Tis a second existence. – Baltasar Gracian

66153. He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. – Baltasar Gracian

66154. He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other’s slave. – Baltasar Gracian

66155. He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well. – Baltasar Gracian

66156. Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. – Baltasar Gracian

66157. Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check. – Baltasar Gracian

66158. I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. – Baltasar Gracian

66159. It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it. – Baltasar Gracian

66160. It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. – Baltasar Gracian

66161. Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. – Baltasar Gracian

66162. Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. – Baltasar Gracian

66163. Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it. – Baltasar Gracian

66164. Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. – Baltasar Gracian

66165. There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled. – Baltasar Gracian

66166. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. – Baltasar Gracian

66167. The wise does at once what the fool does at last. – Baltasar Gracian

66168. The things we remember best are those better forgotten. – Baltasar Gracian

66169. The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. – Baltasar Gracian

66170. Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. – Baltasar Gracian

66171. Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do. – Baltasar Gracian

66172. One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. – Baltasar Gracian

66173. To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else. – Baltasar Gracian

66174. Never have a companion that casts you in the shade. – Baltasar Gracian

66175. Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies. – Baltasar Gracian

66176. Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. – Baltasar Gracian

66177. Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art. – Baltasar Gracian

66178. True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. – Baltasar Gracian

66179. Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise. – Baltasar Gracian

66180. Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness. – Baltasar Gracian

66181. Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second. – Baltasar Gracian

66182. Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. – Baltasar Gracian

66183. Know or listen to those who know. – Baltasar Gracian

66184. It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. – Baltasar Gracian

66185. It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. – Baltasar Gracian

66186. Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. – Baltasar Gracian

66187. Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. – Baltasar Gracian

66188. To oblige persons often costs little and helps much. – Baltasar Gracian

66189. To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth. – Baltasar Gracian

66190. The tennis wasn’t really very much on my mind, so it wasn’t like I was thinking about it all the time. – Steffi Graf

66191. It’s so difficult to find time besides the tennis. – Steffi Graf

66192. It shifted attention away from that and I’ve never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway. – Steffi Graf

66193. I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time. – Steffi Graf

66194. I still take it seriously, but once I go out there I think I’ve got more relaxed and I think it shows. – Steffi Graf

66195. I never look back, I look forward. – Steffi Graf

66196. I knew that maybe I couldn’t be playing again, but I just wanted to get in physical shape. – Steffi Graf

66197. I appreciate very much being injury-free. – Steffi Graf

66198. I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I’m trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago. – Steffi Graf

66199. I think, though, that people will read into a reporter’s story a bias that they want to see in a reporter. – Garrett M. Graff

66200. The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media. – Garrett M. Graff

66201. It ended up being a very frustrating process. – Garrett M. Graff

66202. They may the better fish in the water when it is troubled. – Richard Grafton

66203. The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She’s taken on a life of her own, of course. – Sue Grafton

66204. The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey’s happy as she is and she doesn’t need to be rescued, improved, or saved. – Sue Grafton

66205. Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published. Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven, have never seen the light of day… and rightly so. – Sue Grafton

66206. My primary lesson, however, was that I’m a solo writer, happiest when I’m making all the executive decisions. I’ve always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits. – Sue Grafton

66207. Kinsey was never a lawyer. She’s strictly blue collar. – Sue Grafton

66208. If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. – Sue Grafton

66209. Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats. – Sue Grafton

66210. I’ve never written about my husband, Steve, or any of my children because I know them all too well. I see them in all their complexities which makes them impossible to render on the printed page. – Sue Grafton

66211. I’m not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey’s perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip. – Sue Grafton

66212. I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities. – Sue Grafton

66213. I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form. – Sue Grafton

66214. I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I’ve learned to trust my own instincts and I’ve also learned to take risks. – Sue Grafton

66215. I don’t want to write formula. I don’t want to crank these books out like sausages. Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part. – Sue Grafton

66216. I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961. – Sue Grafton

66217. Henry is entirely invented though by now I feel he’s as real as anyone I know. – Sue Grafton

66218. Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can. – Sue Grafton

66219. Books are like movies of the mind and it’s better to leave Kinsey where she is. – Sue Grafton

66220. At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO. – Sue Grafton

66221. After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing for work that really wasn’t mine to begin with. – Sue Grafton

66222. We all need to look into the dark side of our nature – that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying. – Sue Grafton

66223. I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I’ve never stopped writing since. – Sue Grafton

66224. Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed. – Benjamin Graham

66225. Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything. – Benjamin Graham

66226. There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction. We can’t presumably attack them all. – Bill Graham

66227. The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ – Billy Graham

66228. Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. – Billy Graham

66229. Only those who want everything done for them are bored. – Billy Graham

66230. You’re born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there’s a loophole. – Billy Graham

66231. Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. – Billy Graham

66232. Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain. – Billy Graham

66233. Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it? – Billy Graham

66234. Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. – Billy Graham

66235. Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. – Billy Graham

66236. The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. – Billy Graham

66237. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. – Billy Graham

66238. The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same. – Billy Graham

66239. The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. – Billy Graham

66240. There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. – Billy Graham

66241. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. – Billy Graham

66242. My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. – Billy Graham

66243. The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. – Billy Graham

66244. We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. – Billy Graham

66245. Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. – Billy Graham

66246. Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. – Billy Graham

66247. A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip. – Billy Graham

66248. Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. – Billy Graham

66249. The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime. – Billy Graham

66250. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham

66251. A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham

66252. Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. – Billy Graham

66253. Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is. – Billy Graham

66254. God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. – Billy Graham

66255. If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. – Billy Graham

66256. Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. – Billy Graham

66257. God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are. – Billy Graham

66258. It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. – Billy Graham

66259. If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew. – Billy Graham

66260. I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right. – Billy Graham

66261. I just want to lobby for God. – Billy Graham

66262. God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies. – Billy Graham

66263. God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there. – Billy Graham

66264. God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.” – Billy Graham

66265. The president has undermined trust. No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity. Caveat emptor has become the word. Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth. – Bob Graham

66266. With terrorist groups like al Qaeda, you can’t learn what you want to learn about their capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it, and they’ve learned not to use the telephone. – Bob Graham

66267. There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11. – Bob Graham

66268. This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody’s been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq. – Bob Graham

66269. Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface. What hasn’t happened is the safety and the ability to respond to a negative event such as this blowout, has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself. We need to close that gap. – Bob Graham

66270. The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war, is in a time of great attention. – Bob Graham

66271. We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. – Bob Graham

66272. We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America’s 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country. – Bob Graham

66273. We need to make a greater investment in human intelligence. – Bob Graham

66274. We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq. – Bob Graham

66275. Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush to take the nation to war. Most of them did so in the belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace. – Bob Graham

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66276. The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States. – Bob Graham

66277. I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair. – Bob Graham

66278. We need to make is to strengthen the position of the director of the CIA. – Bob Graham

66279. I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth. – Bob Graham

66280. A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI. – Bob Graham

66281. During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets, taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our human intelligence to decline. – Bob Graham

66282. Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq – a war more than a year away. – Bob Graham

66283. I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence. – Bob Graham

66284. I consider my voice to be a centrist moderate voice among the nine Democratic candidates. – Bob Graham

66285. The American people should be informed about what kind of capability terrorists have inside the United States. They should be informed of why we are not using information to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists. – Bob Graham

66286. I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It’s a very important part of my personal discipline. – Bob Graham

66287. I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not. – Bob Graham

66288. I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief. – Bob Graham

66289. In my judgment, the greatest risks are international terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities. – Bob Graham

66290. It’s fundamentally unfair to have so much of the tax relief go to so few. And it is a 10-year tax plan rather than one, as mine, focused on the next two years, which in my opinion is the critical time to jumpstart the economy. – Bob Graham

66291. The American people do not have the information upon which they can hold the administration and responsible agencies accountable. I call that a coverup. – Bob Graham

66292. The American people have been denied important information for their own protection. – Bob Graham

66293. I’d like to think I could do something great – a performance like Meryl Streep’s in ‘Sophie’s Choice’ – at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to be great. – Heather Graham

66294. Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them. – Heather Graham

66295. To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun? – Katharine Graham

66296. So few grown women like their lives. – Katharine Graham

66297. If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage. – Katharine Graham

66298. No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. – Katharine Graham

66299. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex. – Katharine Graham

66300. If one is rich and one’s a woman, one can be quite misunderstood. – Katharine Graham

66301. A mistake is simply another way of doing things. – Katharine Graham

66302. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. – Katherine Graham

66303. The press these days should be rather careful about its role. We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement that we had better overcome. – Katherine Graham

66304. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. – Katherine Graham

66305. Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations. – Larry Graham

66306. These days I have to be extra nice in stores. It never fails that whenever I look as bad as I can possibly look or I am sort of cranky because the store is out of something, that is precisely the time when someone one will recognize me and say: ‘I really like your show.’ – Lauren Graham

66307. Nobody ever seems to want my advice about serious stuff. People will be like: ‘Who made that sweater?’ Or ‘How did you get your hair so straight?’ They don’t to come to me for the relationship advice or deep stuff. In fact, my little sister actually hides from me. – Lauren Graham

66308. The thing I don’t like on television is when somebody does something that makes absolutely no sense just for the shock of it. – Lauren Graham

66309. The parts for women, you’re either like the quietly suffering wife or the wild girl. – Lauren Graham

66310. Texting is not flirting, if you don’t care about me enough to say the words than that’s not love, I don’t like it! – Lauren Graham

66311. Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can’t find his car keys, much less keep a national secret. – Lauren Graham

66312. Perspective is the most important thing to have in life. – Lauren Graham

66313. One of the things I like about the show is it redefines the idea of what it is to be a mother, which at its most basic level is to take care of a child. It doesn’t mean you have to look like the ladies in the Lysol commercials. – Lauren Graham

66314. You want the story to end when it’s supposed to and not be squeezed for somebody’s financial gain. – Lauren Graham

66315. All my references are 50 years old-when somebody shot J.R., you know? Oh my god, I’m 100! – Lauren Graham

66316. If I had a normal job and had been moving up, I’d be management level now. – Lauren Graham

66317. I’ve made out more this season on a family-friendly show than ever in my actual life. – Lauren Graham

66318. I’m nice, and I show up on time. – Lauren Graham

66319. I feel real ownership in this show. I feel very invested in it. I care very much about it. I don’t feel any more like a hired hand, you know? It’s a strange feeling – I feel personally responsible for how the story goes. What happens. What the weaknesses are. And so in a way, some of the changes gave me an opportunity to have a voice in a different way. – Lauren Graham

66320. I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn’t want to be on TV, I didn’t want to be famous, I didn’t want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle – to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor. – Lauren Graham

66321. Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I’m an actor. – Lauren Graham

66322. Belly buttons are cool! – Lauren Graham

66323. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It’s so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair. – Lauren Graham

66324. It’s great to have an acting job in the age of Reality TV. – Lauren Graham

66325. There’s a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama’s done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece. – Lindsey Graham

66326. We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us. And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran. – Lindsey Graham

66327. We don’t have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats. – Lindsey Graham

66328. We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we’ll never get the support of the American people if we can’t prove to them that these folks that we’re dealing with are not common criminals. We’re going to keep them – keep you safe from them. – Lindsey Graham

66329. We’re failing when it comes to controlling spending. – Lindsey Graham

66330. We’ve got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let’s create a new legal system, so they’ll have their day in court. – Lindsey Graham

66331. Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008. – Lindsey Graham

66332. The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we’ll be. – Lindsey Graham

66333. Why did we go to war? Why did we pick people from South Carolina, California, and all the places in between to go to a foreign land and risk their lives and have some die? To make sure that Saddam Hussein could do no more damage to the region or us than he has already done. – Lindsey Graham

66334. Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require. – Lindsey Graham

66335. What’s going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We’re getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you’re in charge. – Lindsey Graham

66336. The politics of judges is getting to be red hot. – Lindsey Graham

66337. The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill. – Lindsey Graham

66338. Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out. – Lindsey Graham

66339. The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don’t do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods. – Lindsey Graham

66340. President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve. – Lindsey Graham

66341. It puts limits on criminals’ rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman. – Lindsey Graham

66342. Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality. – Lindsey Graham

66343. If you increase taxes now on – at any level, it’s going to make it harder to create jobs And we’ve lost 2 1/2 million jobs since the stimulus package passed. We’re at 9.6 unemployment. So I don’t think we tax too little, I think we spend too much. – Lindsey Graham

66344. I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country. – Lindsey Graham

66345. Detainee policy in this war is hard, it’s complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business. – Lindsey Graham

66346. The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes. – Lindsey Graham

66347. Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. – Martha Graham

66348. I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer’s body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being. – Martha Graham

66349. Learn by practice. – Martha Graham

66350. First we have to believe, and then we believe. – Martha Graham

66351. Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. – Martha Graham

66352. Censorship is the height of vanity. – Martha Graham

66353. ‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. – Martha Graham

66354. Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart. – Martha Graham

66355. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham

66356. The only sin is mediocrity. – Martha Graham

66357. No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. – Martha Graham

66358. You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. – Martha Graham

66359. We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. – Martha Graham

66360. To me, a building – if it’s beautiful – is the love of one man, he’s made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. – Martha Graham

66361. Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle. – Martha Graham

66362. There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. – Martha Graham

66363. Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place. – Martha Graham

66364. The body never lies. – Martha Graham

66365. The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body. – Martha Graham

66366. The body is a sacred garment. – Martha Graham

66367. Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. – Martha Graham

66368. Misery is a communicable disease. – Martha Graham

66369. Nothing is more revealing than movement. – Martha Graham

66370. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. – Martha Graham

66371. The body says what words cannot. – Martha Graham

66372. Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as ‘suits’. – Paul Graham

66373. Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization. I think we should be just as worried about premature design – designing too early what a program should do. – Paul Graham

66374. A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you’ve already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen. – Paul Graham

66375. For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. – Paul Graham

66376. I suppose I should learn Lisp, but it seems so foreign. – Paul Graham

66377. We don’t have to go that far to sell our beer because our immediate accounts sell so much. Places that sold 10 cases before, now they’re selling 30. – Paul Graham

66378. Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don’t have to explain ourselves for the most part. – Paul Graham

66379. News is the first rough draft of history. – Philip L. Graham

66380. A lot of the high-level sports are really in your mind. – Ronald Graham

66381. It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, ‘Yes, it is true, but you won’t be able to understand the proof.’ – Ronald Graham

66382. Math is sometimes called the science of patterns. – Ronald Graham

66383. Well, as you know, there are 24 hours in every day. And if that’s not enough, you’ve always got the nights! – Ronald Graham

66384. Juggling is sometimes called the art of controlling patterns, controlling patterns in time and space. – Ronald Graham

66385. Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart. – Ruth Graham

66386. You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world. – Sheilah Graham

66387. No one has a closest friend in Hollywood. – Sheilah Graham

66388. Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified. – Virginia Graham

66389. Be blind. Be stupid. Be British. Be careful. – Virginia Graham

66390. All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content. – Winston Graham

66391. Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining, ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top. – Winston Graham

66392. I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy. – Winston Graham

66393. You go through life in a series of peaks and valleys. – Gloria Grahame

66394. I don’t think I ever understood Hollywood. – Gloria Grahame

66395. I remember everything, even the dates. But I don’t want others to remember the details, just the image. – Gloria Grahame

66396. It wasn’t the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it. – Gloria Grahame

66397. There’s always a race against time. I don’t think for one moment that life gets better. How can it? One’s body starts to fall apart. – Gloria Grahame

66398. The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place. – Kenneth Grahame

66399. Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island. – Kenneth Grahame

66400. A careful inspection showed them that, even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves, the cart would travel no longer. The axles were in a hopeless state, and the missing wheel was shattered into pieces. – Kenneth Grahame

66401. After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working. – Kenneth Grahame

66402. Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn’t bother themselves about the past – they never do; they’re too busy. – Kenneth Grahame

66403. Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger. – Kenneth Grahame

66404. The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent – I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world. – Kenneth Grahame

66405. Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing. – Kenneth Grahame

66406. Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you’ve reached. – Kenneth Grahame

66407. Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings. – Kenneth Grahame

66408. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing. – Kenneth Grahame

66409. The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad. – Kenneth Grahame

66410. The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or – somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. – Kenneth Grahame

66411. There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. – Kenneth Grahame

66412. Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk. – Kenneth Grahame

66413. Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city – a city of people, you know. – Kenneth Grahame

66414. When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition. – Kenneth Grahame

66415. It’s never the wrong time to call on Toad. Early or late he’s always the same fellow. Always good-tempered, always glad to see you, always sorry when you go! – Kenneth Grahame

66416. What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble. – James Grainger

66417. When we finish this tour we are going to begin writing and go into the studio to hopefully have a brand new Foreigner album out in early spring next year. This will be the first Foreigner album out in about ten years. – Lou Gramm

66418. Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed. He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but his playing was suited for a different style of band. – Lou Gramm

66419. We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing. – Lou Gramm

66420. We put out press releases to tell people what had happened to me and that I had a large weight gain but a lot of people still didn’t know. The ones that didn’t know were floored. That was a real humbling experience for me. – Lou Gramm

66421. The future is finally something that we can now put into focus. – Lou Gramm

66422. Regardless what technology is, I like analog too. – Lou Gramm

66423. It’s only in the seventies that I put the sticks down and I moved to the front. – Lou Gramm

66424. Maybe some people have written us off, but I think the new music today has also invigorated us. – Lou Gramm

66425. We play some of my stuff and we play some Beatle covers. – Lou Gramm

66426. You have to work with the ideas and give them a little push. – Lou Gramm

66427. After the accident Black Sheep was pretty much at an end. – Lou Gramm

66428. As long as I continue to put forth who I am and what I believe, than I think it all balances out. – Lou Gramm

66429. Beginning to create again was something that I took for granted but I never will take it for granted again. – Lou Gramm

66430. I am starting to look like and perform like the Lou that I used to be. – Lou Gramm

66431. For the next three plus years, I really was not in creative shape. That part of my brain was not functioning. – Lou Gramm

66432. I find singing some of Foreigner’s older songs are a little reckless and not exactly who I am now. – Lou Gramm

66433. I go to the gym five days a week and I have a personal trainer. I am on a strict diet, which is kind of hard to keep up with on the road, but I stick to it as well as I can. – Lou Gramm

66434. I had my own musical ideas that Mick helped me with as well. – Lou Gramm

66435. I opted out of the band. – Lou Gramm

66436. I think we are looked upon as a veteran band. – Lou Gramm

66437. I was a drummer, and I did a little singing too. – Lou Gramm

66438. I went in for an operation to remove a brain tumor. – Lou Gramm

66439. I gave my life to Christ about 1991. – Lou Gramm

66440. Five years ago we were working on a new album when my health began failing. – Lou Gramm

66441. A lot of times Mick will play me different things, or I’ll listen to a cassette, and out of twenty ideas or whatever, I’ll find two or three that are just blowing me away, and we’ll start working on them right away. – Lou Gramm

66442. It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman and my lyric pad and started writing. – Lou Gramm

66443. It was kind of fun being the headliners. – Lou Gramm

66444. It was really terrific but Foreigner was nothing like Yes and that style did not suit our music. – Lou Gramm

66445. In those days it was pretty cut and dry. If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. – Lou Gramm

66446. If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. – Lou Gramm

66447. Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear. – Phil Gramm

66448. The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people. – Phil Gramm

66449. Quite frankly, I think nothing could do more to immediately bolster national security then enabling us to produce more oil and gas here at home at a price consumers could afford. – Phil Gramm

66450. It’s not fair to say that people who work with their head or with their hands ought to pay taxes, but people who earn their living with capital ought not to. – Phil Gramm

66451. I’m carrying so much pork, I’m beginning to get trichinosis. – Phil Gramm

66452. I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money. – Phil Gramm

66453. Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are. – Phil Gramm

66454. I’d rather go to the dentist… but I’m going. – Phil Gramm

66455. It takes a very strange person to enjoy fame, with all the by-products that come with it. It’s not necessarily a thrill. – Kelsey Grammer

66456. I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it’s television that is responsible for everybody’s desire to be famous. – Kelsey Grammer

66457. Life is supposed to get tough. – Kelsey Grammer

66458. I’m an actor and I’ve created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that’s different, I embrace it because it’s fun; also in this case, he’s a memorable character. – Kelsey Grammer

66459. I think it’s your duty to overcome what you inherit in life. – Kelsey Grammer

66460. Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody’s life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don’t enjoy it once they get it. – Kelsey Grammer

66461. Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow. – Kelsey Grammer

66462. The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned. – Antonio Gramsci

66463. To tell the truth is revolutionary. – Antonio Gramsci

66464. Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will. – Antonio Gramsci

66465. My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall – that is my strength, my only strength. – Antonio Gramsci

66466. I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. – Antonio Gramsci

66467. I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn’t know where to die. – Antonio Gramsci

66468. If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. – Claudia Grandi

66469. We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world. – Temple Grandin

66470. Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week. – Temple Grandin

66471. My life is basically my work. – Temple Grandin

66472. People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet. – Temple Grandin

66473. You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out. – Temple Grandin

66474. Pressure is calming to the nervous system. – Temple Grandin

66475. Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies. – Temple Grandin

66476. Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person’s voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies’ voices. – Temple Grandin

66477. Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach. – Temple Grandin

66478. Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it. – Temple Grandin

66479. There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label. – Temple Grandin

66480. When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior. – Temple Grandin

66481. If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple. – Temple Grandin

66482. If I did not have my work, I would not have any life. – Temple Grandin

66483. The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior. – Temple Grandin

66484. And while we are on the subject of medication you always need to look at risk versus benefit. – Temple Grandin

66485. I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants. – Temple Grandin

66486. One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears. – Temple Grandin

66487. A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis. – Temple Grandin

66488. As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment. – Temple Grandin

66489. Autism is an extremely variable disorder. – Temple Grandin

66490. Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems. – Temple Grandin

66491. I am a big believer in early intervention. – Temple Grandin

66492. I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream. – Temple Grandin

66493. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. – Temple Grandin

66494. I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before. – Temple Grandin

66495. I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac. – Temple Grandin

66496. I use my mind to solve problems and invent things. – Temple Grandin

66497. I like to figure things out and solve problems. – Temple Grandin

66498. I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect. – Temple Grandin

66499. I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism. – Temple Grandin

66500. I will be sad. I’ve gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world, I guess I’ll just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one. – Mary Grandpre

66501. In creating the Harry Potter artwork, I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability to the characters and setting, but still add an element of wonder and the unknown. – Mary Grandpre

66502. I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away. – Mary Grandpre

66503. It’s like a candy store for an illustrator, I connected with Harry pretty quickly and loved the way J.K. described everything; she’s such a visually thinking person. You can’t pass that up. – Mary Grandpre

66504. If you can’t explain it, how can you take credit for it? – Harold Grange

66505. A professional player is smarter than a college man. He uses his noodle. He knows what to do and when to do it. He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most of our college players when they get in a tight place. – Red Grange

66506. Every football player knows when his time is up. – Red Grange

66507. I haven’t seen a new football play since I was in high school. You have just so many holes in a line and you have eleven men playing, and there’s only so many ways you can go through those holes, and those ways have been used for forty, fifty years. – Red Grange

66508. No one ever taught me and I can’t teach anyone. If you can’t explain it, how can you take credit for it? – Red Grange

66509. The only football players in my time were fellows who really loved to play football. They were not in it for the money. There wasn’t much money there. They would have played football for nothing. – Red Grange

66510. The blame for the 9/11 attacks lays squarely and exclusively with the Al-Qaeda network. – Kay Granger

66511. It has been said that a nation reveals its character by the values it upholds. – Kay Granger

66512. Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved to put Iraqis in control of Iraq. Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution, we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold. – Kay Granger

66513. Bottoms line: terrorists are always at work. – Kay Granger

66514. In responding to a terrorist attack, there are only two choices – take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again. In my estimation, America chose the first. – Kay Granger

66515. Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life. – Kay Granger

66516. When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up. – Jennifer Granholm

66517. With Michigan’s economic future on the line, we can’t afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job. – Jennifer Granholm

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66518. With respect to the environment in our state and our state’s future – in addition to water which is very important here – I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future. – Jennifer Granholm

66519. We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people’s feet to the fire. – Jennifer Granholm

66520. We have gasoline at $2 a gallon. If that doesn’t drive demand, I don’t know what will. – Jennifer Granholm

66521. We aren’t leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export. – Jennifer Granholm

66522. Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief. – Jennifer Granholm

66523. We need to continue to make the case that Michigan is where you ought to be. – Jennifer Granholm

66524. We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish. – Jennifer Granholm

66525. We’re on the cusp, on the brink, of enormous change in this country. – Jennifer Granholm

66526. We’ve got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it. – Jennifer Granholm

66527. We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send whatever assistance is requested of us, and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state. – Jennifer Granholm

66528. I am so proud of Michigan’s citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need. – Jennifer Granholm

66529. To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam. – Jennifer Granholm

66530. A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal. – Jennifer Granholm

66531. As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry. – Jennifer Granholm

66532. California has a beautiful coastline. It can be a rough coastline. The waves are huge. The rocks are steep. Same thing in Vancouver. It has a beautiful coastline. It’s dramatic. – Jennifer Granholm

66533. California is beautiful to look at, but you can’t be a part of it like you can in Michigan. – Jennifer Granholm

66534. From a reality perspective, I’m sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don’t know what is. – Jennifer Granholm

66535. I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It’s just such an old, outdated conversation. – Jennifer Granholm

66536. I’ve, we have in this state, like many other states, we’re experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we’re trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits. – Jennifer Granholm

66537. If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver. – Jennifer Granholm

66538. The whole purpose was to say that it doesn’t have to be a zero sum. It’s not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants. – Jennifer Granholm

66539. There’s only so far you can go before you say enough is enough. – Jennifer Granholm

66540. There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can’t be the cutting edge for change. – Jennifer Granholm

66541. Don’t mistake niceness for weakness. – Jennifer Granholm

66542. There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can’t replicate. – Jennifer Granholm

66543. If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress. And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs. – Jennifer Granholm

66544. The Clinton administration brought 65 cases from 1995 to 2000 before the World Trade Organization. The Bush administration has brought twelve. Twelve cases. They haven’t even been able to stand up for our jobs. – Jennifer Granholm

66545. The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor. – Jennifer Granholm

66546. That’s one of the most exciting things about Michigan’s future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here. – Jennifer Granholm

66547. So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful. – Jennifer Granholm

66548. Obviously we want to keep the jobs we’ve got. – Jennifer Granholm

66549. If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction. – Jennifer Granholm

66550. For most of the 20th century, we didn’t just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world’s most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity. – Jennifer M. Granholm

66551. Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn’t have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees. – Jennifer M. Granholm

66552. Every single country that has an auto industry is stepping forward to help that auto industry. Why wouldn’t we help this industry too, because it needs 3.5 million jobs. – Jennifer M. Granholm

66553. Do we want in this nation to lose the backbone of manufacturing in this country? Do we want to be a nation that doesn’t want to manufacture anything? – Jennifer M. Granholm

66554. The problem with the auto industry is layered upon the lack of consumer confidence. People are not buying cars. I don’t care whether they’re or American cars, or international cars. – Jennifer M. Granholm

66555. There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant

66556. If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well. – Amy Grant

66557. I’m frustrated by something, it’s my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it’s just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does? – Amy Grant

66558. You have to treat people gently because we’re all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there. – Amy Grant

66559. I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible. – Amy Grant

66560. I’m not anxious to be anywhere other than where I am right now. – Amy Grant

66561. I can look at the future with anticipation. And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. – Amy Grant

66562. I’ve found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don’t feel the passage of time as much. – Amy Grant

66563. In the past, when I’d recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing. – Amy Grant

66564. It’s human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That’s just so normal. – Amy Grant

66565. Life goes by really fast, and it seems that there are times when you’re burying a lot of friends and family. And then there are times that feel really precious and everybody is doing okay. This is one of those times. – Amy Grant

66566. Since I travel so much, it’s always great to be home. There’s nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning. – Amy Grant

66567. The people I’ve been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity. – Amy Grant

66568. Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real. – Amy Grant

66569. I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God’s unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they’ll have confidence to persevere in life. – Amy Grant

66570. The fact of the matter is, when I’m on tour, I’m juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don’t often get to really enjoy what I’m out there doing. – Amy Grant

66571. But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion. – Amy Grant

66572. I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I’ve made some bad choices. – Amy Grant

66573. Anybody who’s ever gone through a hard time – any outsider’s perception, no matter how much information they’re given, they have no idea what the person’s life is like. – Amy Grant

66574. But now it’s kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one’s expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I’ll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go. – Amy Grant

66575. But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love. – Amy Grant

66576. Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad’s. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there. – Amy Grant

66577. Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I’m a good friend or not a good friend. I’m more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That’s just life, whether or not you’re public. – Amy Grant

66578. Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No. – Amy Grant

66579. Everybody’s entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people. – Amy Grant

66580. For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music. – Amy Grant

66581. I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I’m not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye. – Amy Grant

66582. I feel a part of the congregation. I’ve never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It’s just normal. We’re treated like everybody else. – Amy Grant

66583. I love being with my children. They’re fascinating people. – Amy Grant

66584. I just think people should find the music that helps them through the day and enjoy that. I’ve never felt like, if somebody does or doesn’t like what I’m doing, it’s a morality issue. – Amy Grant

66585. Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. – Amy Grant

66586. I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There’s something very front and center about being young. – Amy Grant

66587. Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. – Anne Grant

66588. Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss. – Anne Grant

66589. I will provide friendly and courteous service and will work closely with all departments in the county. I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing information to the public. – Anne Grant

66590. Grief is a process, not a state. – Anne Grant

66591. Break any problem into, or make any changes in, small increments. – Anne Grant

66592. Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a “map” for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project. – Anne Grant

66593. Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. – Cary Grant

66594. Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order. – Cary Grant

66595. When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are. – Cary Grant

66596. We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans. – Cary Grant

66597. To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it. – Cary Grant

66598. My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. – Cary Grant

66599. My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.’ – Cary Grant

66600. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. – Cary Grant

66601. Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant. – Cary Grant

66602. Divorce is a game played by lawyers. – Cary Grant

66603. Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one’s own past failings. – Cary Grant

66604. I think that making love is the best form of exercise. – Cary Grant

66605. I improve on misquotation. – Cary Grant

66606. The artists realise it will take time. It is an upliftment process. – Eddy Grant

66607. There has never been any proper commitment to marketing these artists and their music. We are not Sony. – Eddy Grant

66608. Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you’re quite battle-scarred. – Hugh Grant

66609. Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It’s not very electric. – Hugh Grant

66610. Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn’t realize that before. – Hugh Grant

66611. Strangely enough I’m better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people. – Hugh Grant

66612. The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather. – Hugh Grant

66613. The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor. – Hugh Grant

66614. The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny. – Hugh Grant

66615. The truth is, I’d never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it’s astounding, but I don’t see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I’m told he used to wear ladies’ underwear, which is something I also do. – Hugh Grant

66616. Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It’s a very sexy environment. – Hugh Grant

66617. With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. – Hugh Grant

66618. You know everyone loves to be the villain. – Hugh Grant

66619. I had Courtney Love’s left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn’t know where to look. – Hugh Grant

66620. Most actors really love it, that’s what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they’ll read a script and think, that’s an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is. – Hugh Grant

66621. When I think about actors I know, I’d much rather hear about who they’re shagging than what film they’re doing next. – Hugh Grant

66622. I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I… probably can’t! – Hugh Grant

66623. I’m a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact. – Hugh Grant

66624. And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee… It’s the slave quality that I find very alluring. – Hugh Grant

66625. Basically, my life is so boring, it’s embarrassing. – Hugh Grant

66626. But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you’re an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way. – Hugh Grant

66627. For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that’s just the price of being first sometimes. – Hugh Grant

66628. I don’t have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really. – Hugh Grant

66629. I don’t particularly like babies. I don’t mind them for about four minutes. That’s my max. After that I can’t quite see what everyone’s fussing about. – Hugh Grant

66630. I don’t think there’s much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do. – Hugh Grant

66631. I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen. – Hugh Grant

66632. I think that’s the whole point of Bridget Jones. It’s all about that it’s okay to fail. – Hugh Grant

66633. I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they’ve paid you lots of money and all that. – Hugh Grant

66634. And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It’s incredibly, mind numbingly slow. – Hugh Grant

66635. But when you’re a celebrity, you discover that you’re no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That’s one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man. – Hugh Grant

66636. Hope sustains life, but misplaced hope prolongs recessions. – Jim Grant

66637. Lighting is vital. Without that they’ve got nothing. And, of course, color and texture. When they showed me a little piece of Finding Nemo, I said this has got to be the biggest hit. – Joe Grant

66638. They want more production and they want it cheaper. But no matter what happens, the creative idea will be perpetuated by somebody who comes up with a vision. I don’t care if there are three ceos – it takes one guy with an idea. – Joe Grant

66639. Pixar is going in the direction of the early Disney. And it’s also corporate, where they have four or five projects in the works. I don’t want to get into that subject. – Joe Grant

66640. Dali had a good sense of humor – obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny. – Joe Grant

66641. Actually, no, but I am close to the people who are working on Chicken Little, and I’m very close to the people over at Pixar. I mean, as far as stories are concerned, almost everything we have could be told that way. – Joe Grant

66642. A simple idea. And the man that worked on it, Mike Gabriel, doubled the value. Beautiful job. I should say triple. We have others like that, but, unfortunately, shorts, which are my favorite approach, are economically of no value. – Joe Grant

66643. What is he? He’s a puppeteer and he’s got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be. – Joe Grant

66644. Actually, everything has been said in print… it’s a battle of giants and it’s something that Walt would say is none of your business – go right on and create the best you can. – Joe Grant

66645. Kirk is a man, and he loves it. He loves women. – Lee Grant

66646. When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life. Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor. – Lee Grant

66647. You don’t need a love scene to show love. – Lee Grant

66648. What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It’s just remarkable. – Lee Grant

66649. This is our lives. The way to give it dignity is to tell the truth. – Lee Grant

66650. People break down after a couple of hours. All the defenses go down, and there’s a kind of communication that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people, I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day. – Lee Grant

66651. My instinct was that it was Sidney’s childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night. – Lee Grant

66652. I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out. – Lee Grant

66653. I know what you go through when you learn someone close to you has died. – Lee Grant

66654. I don’t think I fit the Marilyn Maxwell mode. – Lee Grant

66655. I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story when he was the greatest, greatest star in the world. I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then. – Lee Grant

66656. I am proud of Kirk. I think he drums to his own drummer in every way. – Lee Grant

66657. A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer’s name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything. – Lee Grant

66658. It’s a very good feeling to be around a man who thinks women are juicy. – Lee Grant

66659. Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before. And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again. It was tangible. – Lee Grant

66660. Islands are known to differ in the food supply available to ground finches, mainly seeds. – Peter R. Grant

66661. The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted. – Peter R. Grant

66662. The process of speciation is completed with the cessation of genetic exchange. – Peter R. Grant

66663. The theory of founder effects does not explain how novel features like plumage traits arise. – Peter R. Grant

66664. Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song. – Peter R. Grant

66665. Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits that are subject to natural and sexual selection. – Peter R. Grant

66666. To summarize, the particular song a male sings, and the behavioral responses of females to song and morphological signals, are not genetically inherited in a fixed manner but are determined by learning early in life. – Peter R. Grant

66667. The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow. – Peter R. Grant

66668. We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor. – Peter R. Grant

66669. Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals. – Peter R. Grant

66670. Males transmit signals in courtship through behavioral displays. – Peter R. Grant

66671. Plumage features constitute a major component of courtship signals. – Peter R. Grant

66672. Genes that underlie the capacity to receive, use and transmit information are the evolving properties. – Peter R. Grant

66673. Exchange of breeding individuals between two populations tends to homogenize their gene pools. – Peter R. Grant

66674. Evidence of epistasis from hybridization studies is more scarce. – Peter R. Grant

66675. Closely related species of birds are also chromosomally similar. – Peter R. Grant

66676. Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs. – Peter R. Grant

66677. Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting. Do it all the time and eventually it will happen. He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted. A cannibal! – Richard E. Grant

66678. Time and time again I was told that I would never make the film on time and never make it on budget. That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency. – Richard E. Grant

66679. Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge. – Richard E. Grant

66680. Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it! – Richard E. Grant

66681. My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24, and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to see me succeed beyond university and drama. – Richard E. Grant

66682. Ensure that your script is watertight. If it’s not on the page, it will never magically appear on the screen. – Richard E. Grant

66683. Always have an answer – even if you change your mind five minutes later. – Richard E. Grant

66684. I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled. – Richard E. Grant

66685. The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. – Richard Grant

66686. You finish a movie and you think, there, you’ve done it, really well, or best you can. But if you watch it, you see it was just bollocks. – Richard Grant

66687. You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings. – Richard Grant

66688. When an actor asks you to read his script, your heart sinks. The number of scripts I’ve been given by actors that are so unbelievably terrible! – Richard Grant

66689. It’s well known that actors are lousy writers. – Richard Grant

66690. If you’re doing well, you’re a target, nobody’s interested in you except how you can be of use to them. – Richard Grant

66691. I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day, storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct exactly where the camera had to be, because it was my story. – Richard Grant

66692. Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa, the last country in the continent to gain its independence. – Richard Grant

66693. I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally. – Ulysses S. Grant

66694. Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished. – Ulysses S. Grant

66695. Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future. – Ulysses S. Grant

66696. Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace. – Ulysses S. Grant

66697. It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. – Ulysses S. Grant

66698. I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. – Ulysses S. Grant

66699. The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. – Ulysses S. Grant

66700. No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works. – Ulysses S. Grant

66701. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. – Ulysses S. Grant

66702. My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent. – Ulysses S. Grant

66703. Let us have peace. – Ulysses S. Grant

66704. Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. – Ulysses S. Grant

66705. The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. – Ulysses S. Grant

66706. Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. – Ulysses S. Grant

66707. There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. – Ulysses S. Grant

66708. If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back. – Ulysses S. Grant

66709. If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. – Ulysses S. Grant

66710. I know only two tunes: one of them is “Yankee Doodle,” and the other isn’t. – Ulysses S. Grant

66711. I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. – Ulysses S. Grant

66712. I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again. – Ulysses S. Grant

66713. I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. – Ulysses S. Grant

66714. In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. – Ulysses S. Grant

66715. The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz. – Norman Granz

66716. The record companies are interested in the kind of sales they can get from the rock groups. – Norman Granz

66717. There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards. – Norman Granz

66718. There are very few groups that really stay together. The leaders of groups make enough money to be able to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year. – Norman Granz

66719. The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing. – Norman Granz

66720. When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find. – Norman Granz

66721. Jazz was uplifted by what I did. – Norman Granz

66722. You will always find a few people in any area that would like things done completely their way. – Norman Granz

66723. To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia. I’ve been doing that for 20 years. – Norman Granz

66724. The economic picture in the States today doesn’t allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price. – Norman Granz

66725. Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent. – Norman Granz

66726. My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire. – Norman Granz

66727. In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently. So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland. – Norman Granz

66728. If you look at my audiences, even in Europe, they’re hardly teenagers. – Norman Granz

66729. If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn’t good. – Norman Granz

66730. I’m talking as a professional impresario. I’m not judging anybody at all. – Norman Granz

66731. My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business. – Norman Granz

66732. I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year, and in many cases, as many as six. – Norman Granz

66733. I don’t say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it’s a matter of dealing with reality. It’s purely peripheral and, in many cases, it’s just a facade. – Norman Granz

66734. I don’t think I will ever do any tours again in the United States. I rather think that that’s over with. – Norman Granz

66735. I don’t think that jazz, as any kind of an art form, has any permanence attached to it, apart from the practitioners of it. – Norman Granz

66736. I don’t want to sound as if I’m doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan. – Norman Granz

66737. I don’t know who’s 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan. – Norman Granz

66738. I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas. – Norman Granz

66739. Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents. – Norman Granz

66740. I’m concerned with trend. I don’t know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now. – Norman Granz

66741. I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe. – Norman Granz

66742. I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt they could justifiably continue to create. – Norman Granz

66743. Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn’t take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren’t interested in it. – Norman Granz

66744. Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks. – Norman Granz

66745. As long as we’re in a democracy, I have to give what I think the majority of people will enjoy. – Norman Granz

66746. Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That’s because they haven’t been exposed enough. – Norman Granz

66747. For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind. – Norman Granz

66748. Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. – Gunter Grass

66749. The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open. – Gunter Grass

66750. Even bad books are books and therefore sacred. – Gunter Grass

66751. Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises. – Gunther Grass

66752. Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early. – Gunther Grass

66753. If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle – absolute busyness – then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy – and without consciousness. – Gunther Grass

66754. Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in. – Gunther Grass

66755. Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas. – Gunther Grass

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66756. We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place. – Gunther Grass

66757. If I move one way, I lose a couple votes. If I move another way, I lose a couple votes. – Charles Grassley

66758. Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets. – Charles Grassley

66759. Complacency by the watchdogs hurts both taxpayers and beneficiaries. – Charles Grassley

66760. The bottom line is, there have been a lot of nuts elected to the United States Senate. – Charles Grassley

66761. I’ve always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. – Chuck Grassley

66762. If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy. – Chuck Grassley

66763. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. In the United States, we import everything consumers want. So why not pharmaceuticals? – Chuck Grassley

66764. Someone has to pick up the tab when people get out of repaying their own debts. – Chuck Grassley

66765. The Fed has the ability to put money out, it’s got the ability to take money back in, and if they don’t do that, we will have hyperinflation worse than we had in 1980 and 1981. – Chuck Grassley

66766. We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs. Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young people for parents and coaches to not be involved. – Chuck Grassley

66767. What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. – Chuck Grassley

66768. The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries. – Richard Grasso

66769. This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. – Richard Grasso

66770. Let’s take a timeout. Let’s allow investors the opportunity in a period of market calm to re-examine what’s happened and to deploy new strategies into the marketplace. – Richard Grasso

66771. It should strengthen investors’ confidence. This is done through transparency, high quality financial reports, and a standardized economic market. This is not just for China, but also for the world market as a whole. – Richard Grasso

66772. Our systems are all go. At 9:30 Monday morning trading will resume on both markets, and the message will be given to criminals who foisted this on America that they lost. – Richard Grasso

66773. I loved the Godfather. I thought that was the best interpretation of our life that I’ve ever seen. Godfather I and Godfather II – the other one stunk. – Sammy Gravano

66774. It’s like going into the Senate. You know, the first time you get there, you’re all excited, “My God, how did I ever get here?” Then, about six months later, you say, “How the hell did the rest of them get here?” – Mike Gravel

66775. The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they’re dying in vain right this very second. And you know what’s worse than a soldier dying in vain? It’s more soldiers dying in vain. That’s what’s worse. – Mike Gravel

66776. I don’t care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people. – Michael Graves

66777. I don’t believe in morality in architecture. – Michael Graves

66778. The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth. – Michael Graves

66779. It was always my goal to ‘up the ante’ on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this. – Michael Graves

66780. In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good. – Michael Graves

66781. If I have a style, I am not aware of it. – Michael Graves

66782. I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention. – Michael Graves

66783. I have no requirements for a style of architecture. – Michael Graves

66784. In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. – Michael Graves

66785. I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality. – Morris Graves

66786. I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye. – Morris Graves

66787. A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure. – Robert Graves

66788. What we now call “finance” is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love. – Robert Graves

66789. A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good. – Robert Graves

66790. Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat. – Robert Graves

66791. There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either. – Robert Graves

66792. The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. – Robert Graves

66793. Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science. – Robert Graves

66794. One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors. – Robert Graves

66795. Never use the word ‘audience.’ The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don’t have an ‘audience’. They’re talking to a single person all the time. – Robert Graves

66796. Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued. – Robert Graves

66797. In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained. – Robert Graves

66798. If there’s no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money. – Robert Graves

66799. If I were a girl, I’d despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. – Robert Graves

66800. Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers. – Robert Graves

66801. To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession. – Robert Graves

66802. From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies. – Robert James Graves

66803. Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work. – Robert James Graves

66804. Lest when I am gone you may be at a loss for an epitaph for me, let me give you one – He Fed Fevers. – Robert James Graves

66805. We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck’s sense of hearing must be injured: for him the ‘ear trumpet’ magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before. – Robert James Graves

66806. Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me. – Wavy Gravy

66807. We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self. – Wavy Gravy

66808. The 90’s are the 60’s standing on their head. – Wavy Gravy

66809. To let the people know there was life beyond Shirley Dean, we decided to focus on voter registration; each day I set up my card table somewhere in the district, signed people up, and passed out noses. – Wavy Gravy

66810. What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN. – Wavy Gravy

66811. I am in total ecstasy with where my life is now. – Wavy Gravy

66812. I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun. – Wavy Gravy

66813. It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales. – Wavy Gravy

66814. Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore. – Wavy Gravy

66815. Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling. – Wavy Gravy

66816. Sure, I could of done it different… put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul. – Wavy Gravy

66817. And I also thought that Richard Nixon was the greatest political education we have ever had, but it looks like we need to relearn them again. – Wavy Gravy

66818. I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin. – Wavy Gravy

66819. I don’t run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general. – Alfred M. Gray

66820. I go where the sound of thunder is. – Alfred M. Gray

66821. There’s no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places. – Alfred M. Gray

66822. I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species. I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small, and that it may have reduced large genera to so small, and of families. – Asa Gray

66823. I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it. – Asa Gray

66824. But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal. – Asa Gray

66825. In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop. – Asa Gray

66826. I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room. – Asa Gray

66827. I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago. – Asa Gray

66828. I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on. – Asa Gray

66829. Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win. – Asa Gray

66830. We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape. – Asa Gray

66831. We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order. – Asa Gray

66832. Why is it not just as likely that there were as many small general nearly at first as now, and as great a disproportion in the number of their species? – Asa Gray

66833. There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories, and more are held as ascertained facts, and as the basis of philosophical inferences which strike at the root of theistic beliefs. – Asa Gray

66834. The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure, in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them. – Asa Gray

66835. Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area? – Asa Gray

66836. Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant, that it was the living part of the plant, that which manifested the life and did the work in vegetable as well as in animal organisms. – Asa Gray

66837. Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three. – Asa Gray

66838. It was implicitly supposed that every living thing was distinctively plant or animal; that there were real and profound differences between the two, if only they could be seized. – Asa Gray

66839. It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend. – Asa Gray

66840. Your candor is worth everything to your cause. It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties, insurmountable, at least for the present. – Asa Gray

66841. This substance, which is manifold in its forms and protean in its transformations, has, in its state of living matter, one physiological name which has become familiar, that of protoplasm. – Asa Gray

66842. It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order. – Asa Gray

66843. The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before. – Asa Gray

66844. Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law. – Elisha Gray

66845. As to Bell’s talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles… its commercial values will be limited. – Elisha Gray

66846. I like exercise. I like a healthy body. – Erin Gray

66847. I think I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in so many ways. I’ve just come out of five years of very difficult times for numerous reasons and yet at the same time it’s lead to such growth. It’s very exciting that way. – Erin Gray

66848. Yes. I was the first female colonel. I enjoyed being that kind of role model for young women watching the show. A woman can be a colonel! A woman can be in charge! Those were new ideas then. – Erin Gray

66849. Botanically speaking, tomatoes are the fruit of a vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans and peas. – Horace Gray

66850. Every citizen or subject of another country, while domiciled here, is within the allegiance and the protection, and consequently subject to the jurisdiction, of the United States. – Horace Gray

66851. All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner. – John Gray

66852. To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn’t know what to do or that he can’t do it on his own. – John Gray

66853. When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom. – John Gray

66854. Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished. – John Gray

66855. Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited advice or tries to help a man, she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him. – John Gray

66856. The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again. – John Gray

66857. A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood. – John Gray

66858. Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving. – John Gray

66859. You make a mistake, you keep going. – Linda Gray

66860. I’ve had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor. – Linda Gray

66861. I’ve never met anyone that is their image. – Macy Gray

66862. Whatever your image is, it’s probably not you, but it affords you the freedom to live up to it. – Macy Gray

66863. You don’t have to be a rock star – if you don’t like the situation you’re in, you don’t have to settle for it. – Macy Gray

66864. The main part of the house is a deep red and I have butterscotch carpet. And I have a bathroom with leopard skin floor, wallpaper and toilet. – Macy Gray

66865. I’d like to be Queen Elizabeth. – Macy Gray

66866. I write in the studio. – Macy Gray

66867. I have a bronze statue of myself, naked. I have these really big curls and water comes out of every curl. It’s hot. – Macy Gray

66868. Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn’t change a thing. – Macy Gray

66869. Being God would be the ultimate. – Macy Gray

66870. I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave. – Spalding Gray

66871. I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the need to keep having them. – Spalding Gray

66872. If I can make people laugh it’s like being a good lover. – Spalding Gray

66873. The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode. – Spalding Gray

66874. I say that I can’t make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I’m cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you’re always in control, you’re like God. – Spalding Gray

66875. I knew I couldn’t live in America and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City . – Spalding Gray

66876. I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that’s where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to. – Spalding Gray

66877. Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos. – Spalding Gray

66878. Skiing is better than sex actually, because for me a good round of sex might be seven minutes. Skiing you can do for seven hours. – Spalding Gray

66879. I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup. – Spalding Gray

66880. And weep the more, because I weep in vain. – Thomas Gray

66881. Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. – Thomas Gray

66882. Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. – Thomas Gray

66883. He gave to misery (all he had) a tear. – Thomas Gray

66884. Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. – Thomas Gray

66885. Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms. – Thomas Gray

66886. Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise. – Thomas Gray

66887. Visions of glory, spare my aching sight. – Thomas Gray

66888. ‘Tis folly to be wise. – Thomas Gray

66889. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. – Thomas Gray

66890. Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. – Thomas Gray

66891. I shall be but a shrimp of an author. – Thomas Gray

66892. If the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes. – Thomas Gray

66893. I believe there ought to be school choice, so that parents can choose within the public school system. – William H. Gray

66894. The argument that somehow we’ve got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school. – William H. Gray

66895. Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows. – David Grayson

66896. A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. – David Grayson

66897. Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be. – David Grayson

66898. Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. – David Grayson

66899. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. – Alexander the Great

66900. I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. – Alexander the Great

66901. I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. – Alexander the Great

66902. Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. – Alexander the Great

66903. A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. – Alexander the Great

66904. I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion. – Alexander the Great

66905. I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. – Alexander the Great

66906. I am dying with the help of too many physicians. – Alexander the Great

66907. How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. – Alexander the Great

66908. Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters. – Alexander the Great

66909. There is nothing impossible to him who will try. – Alexander the Great

66910. I shall be an autocrat, that’s my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that’s his. – Catherine the Great

66911. If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. – Catherine the Great

66912. You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. – Catherine the Great

66913. A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. – Catherine the Great

66914. All this is only for the mice and myself to admire! – Catherine the Great

66915. For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied… whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of. – Catherine the Great

66916. I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. – Catherine the Great

66917. I praise loudly. I blame softly. – Catherine the Great

66918. A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in. – Frederick The Great

66919. Rogues, would you live forever? – Frederick The Great

66920. It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches. – Frederick The Great

66921. Every man has a wild beast within him. – Frederick The Great

66922. An educated people can be easily governed. – Frederick The Great

66923. Don’t forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings. – Frederick The Great

66924. There is more He-3 energy on the Moon than we have ever had in the form of fossil fuels on Earth. All we have to do is to go there and get it. – Wilson Greatbatch

66925. Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option. – Wilson Greatbatch

66926. When you buy a gallon of gas, over 60 percent of the energy you pay for goes out the radiator in the form of waste heat? That’s why you have a radiator in your car in the first place. – Wilson Greatbatch

66927. We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there. – Wilson Greatbatch

66928. This is no job for a UN committee. It needs the same kind of unwavering dedication and the kinds of people that got us the first nuclear submarine and the first man on the moon. – Wilson Greatbatch

66929. The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space. – Wilson Greatbatch

66930. History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise. – Wilson Greatbatch

66931. Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium would permit approaching the speed of light. It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is. – Wilson Greatbatch

66932. Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants. – Wilson Greatbatch

66933. France generates a significant part of its energy requirements from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record. We build ours all differently. – Wilson Greatbatch

66934. It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium. I think the USA is ready for that challenge! – Wilson Greatbatch

66935. We have never succeeded in slowing down our nuclear fusion reactors. – Wilson Greatbatch

66936. I have long felt that an investment by the Department of Energy of a million dollars a year for the next 30 years would pay a higher return than any other investment this country could ever make. – Wilson Greatbatch

66937. Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun. – Wilson Greatbatch

66938. We are really the victims of our own problems. – Jimmy Greaves

66939. Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom. – Jimmy Greaves

66940. We signed to play until the day we died, and we did. – Jimmy Greaves

66941. The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it. – Jimmy Greaves

66942. One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year. – Andrew Greeley

66943. Nobody puts constraints on God. She doesn’t like it. – Andrew Greeley

66944. It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren’t going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed. – Andrew Greeley

66945. Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud. – Andrew Greeley

66946. It is also asserted that the election settled the matters of the war and the torture of prisoners. These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed. – Andrew Greeley

66947. Practically speaking, your religion is the story you tell about your life. – Andrew Greeley

66948. The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women. – Andrew Greeley

66949. There has always been a certain proportion of people who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex. That hasn’t changed since we started doing research on it back in the early 1960s. – Andrew Greeley

66950. Two studies from the year 2000, however, indicate that Catholics give lower ratings to their clergy’s ministerial activities across the board than do Protestants. – Andrew Greeley

66951. Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country? – Andrew Greeley

66952. Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it. – Andrew Greeley

66953. There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation. – Andrew Greeley

66954. I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me… I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely… I could have used a bit more solitude. – Andrew Greeley

66955. In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That’s been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites. – Andrew Greeley

66956. An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who’s kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me. – Andrew Greeley

66957. As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course. – Andrew Greeley

66958. Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort. – Andrew Greeley

66959. I don’t think Jesus was an exclusivist. He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world. But that doesn’t mean this is the only way God can work. – Andrew Greeley

66960. The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half. – Andrew Greeley

66961. I think that the core doctrines of Christianity – the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century. – Andrew Greeley

66962. I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization is the evangelization of good example. – Andrew Greeley

66963. I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion. – Andrew Greeley

66964. I wouldn’t say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They’re my parish. And it’s a responsibility that I enjoy. – Andrew Greeley

66965. I write easily, let’s put it that way. And in a novel particularly, the characters take over. And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they’re doing. And I’m a third of the way into a novel and then I just let the characters finish it for me. – Andrew Greeley

66966. If we get you in the early years of your life and we fill your head with all of the Catholic stories, then it’s very hard for you to stop being Catholic. Catholics are Catholics because they like being Catholic. – Andrew Greeley

66967. I have terrible handwriting. I now say it’s a learning disability… but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad. – Andrew Greeley

66968. You’re a Catholic in Italy when you’re born, it’s unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture. – Andrew Greeley

66969. Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits. – Andrew Greeley

66970. Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear? – Andrew Greeley

66971. Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another, is there not a hint that affection might be an important aspect of sex? Even love? – Andrew Greeley

66972. I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats. – Horace Greeley

66973. The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages. – Horace Greeley

66974. Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. – Horace Greeley

66975. Common sense is very uncommon. – Horace Greeley

66976. Ease up, the play is over. – Horace Greeley

66977. Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. – Horace Greeley

66978. Go West, young man, and grow up with the country. – Horace Greeley

66979. Go west, young man. – Horace Greeley

66980. Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one. – Horace Greeley

66981. Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it. – Horace Greeley

66982. There is no bigotry like that of “free thought” run to seed. – Horace Greeley

66983. The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it. – Horace Greeley

66984. I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot. – Horace Greeley

66985. As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won’t last. – Adolph Green

66986. I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today. – Adolph Green

66987. It’s unfortunate we’ve never been just songwriters. – Adolph Green

66988. We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature. – Adolph Green

66989. We’ve managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage. – Adolph Green

66990. You have to transmit to them what it’s like being in the theater. And it has to come from somewhere inside you and not by being like what somebody did last year. – Adolph Green

66991. It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues. – Adolph Green

66992. If I could live my life all over I’d do everything the same; the film in my camera would remain the same; there’s no way lord, to leave this love behind. – Al Green

66993. Pakistan’s being an ally and helping the United States, we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative for the help that’s been extended. – Al Green

66994. I’m thankful for every moment. – Al Green

66995. I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world. – Al Green

66996. Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, ‘I’m not stupid’. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed. – Al Green

66997. Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty? – Anna Katharine Green

66998. There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration. – Anna Katharine Green

66999. The first time we performed as a duo, we had already been playing together in various situations. – Benny Green

67000. We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We’re doing what we enjoy, and we’re not just playing for each other, we’re playing for the people. – Benny Green

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