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180000 famous quotes part 8 – 7001 to 8000

7001. The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections on any thing but her creator. – Mary Astell

7002. The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence. – Mary Astell

7003. Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. – Mary Astell

7004. Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best. – Mary Astell

7005. The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters. – Mary Astell

7006. Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom. – Mary Astell

7007. Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private. – Mary Astell

7008. We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, ’tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform’d what is the true Way to Happiness. – Mary Astell

7009. We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin. – Mary Astell

7010. We must Think what we Say, and Mean what we Profess. – Mary Astell

7011. We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings, and that we be as happy as possibly we may. – Mary Astell

7012. Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind. – Mary Astell

7013. Why is Slavery so much condemn’d and strove against in one Case, and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another? – Mary Astell

7014. Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit. – Mary Astell

7015. Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds. – Mary Astell

7016. Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached. – Mary Astell

7017. God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him. – Mary Astell

7018. Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it. – Mary Astell

7019. The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it. – Mary Astell

7020. None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit, if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves. – Mary Astell

7021. But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband? – Mary Astell

7022. Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion. – Mary Astell

7023. Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best. – Mary Astell

7024. For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being. – Mary Astell

7025. He who will be just, must be forc’d to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right. – Mary Astell

7026. Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it. – Mary Astell

7027. How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex? – Mary Astell

7028. Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned; or that she only was Deceived, for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly, he became the greater Transgressor. – Mary Astell

7029. Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in. – Mary Astell

7030. That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments. – Mary Astell

7031. How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing. – Mary Astell

7032. None of God’s Creatures absolutely consider’d are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue. – Mary Astell

7033. It is not the Head but the Heart that is the Seat of Atheism. – Mary Astell

7034. Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up. – Mary Astell

7035. If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled. – Mary Astell

7036. If God had not intended that Women shou’d use their Reason, He wou’d not have given them any, ‘for He does nothing in vain.’ – Mary Astell

7037. If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? – Mary Astell

7038. If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour, she does ill in promising to Obey. – Mary Astell

7039. That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds. – Mary Astell

7040. People are smarter than you might think. – John Astin

7041. I get into certain yoga positions at times, when I’m working out and for exercises. I use a little of it in some of my meditation, but I chant now and that sort of replaced it. – John Astin

7042. There was one where Gomez was on a Trapeze hanging by the legs upside down. I remember how much the backs of my knees would hurt until I got used to it. It was hard. – John Astin

7043. There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe… well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason. – John Astin

7044. The themes Poe used were universal and timeless. As long as the English language exists at all, we will be able to appreciate what he did. It will not age! It will not become dated! – John Astin

7045. The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon. – John Astin

7046. Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it’s not very easy. – John Astin

7047. Sometimes it was tough doing take after take upside down! I did a lot of that sort of thing. – John Astin

7048. Poe was a student of many things, and among those things he read and referred to in his work was the Bible. – John Astin

7049. People are transported to that space that Poe wanted to make available to us. – John Astin

7050. One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It’s nothing fake or jive. They’re giving sincere appreciation. And it’s not that easy to express. – John Astin

7051. One life is worth the universe. Poe was able to go right into the very depth of life and to demonstrate this. – John Astin

7052. My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That’s what an actor wants to do. – John Astin

7053. My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true. – John Astin

7054. It is important to me that what Poe has to say gets across to people. I want to give people the feeling that I get from all this. I think that we are succeeding. The feedback is very warm. – John Astin

7055. I think Poe had a mission to tell us what it’s all about. To answer some of the great questions of life. – John Astin

7056. I think people really want to be happy. – John Astin

7057. I love to play for audiences that are simply made of people rather than so-called special people. – John Astin

7058. I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around. – John Astin

7059. I figure I basically am a ghost. I think we all are. – John Astin

7060. At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point. – John Astin

7061. I guess one of the reasons I’m doing the Poe piece is that I think Poe demonstrates that no matter how difficult things are, if you continue to move forward in life, you can eventually become victorious, even if it’s later in life. – John Astin

7062. We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be. – John Astin

7063. United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was… to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn’t that amazing? – John Astin

7064. I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist, but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins. – Mackenzie Astin

7065. Have you noticed how most directors are either bald or grey-haired? – Mackenzie Astin

7066. And it is easy to believe you are not good enough if you listen to everybody else. – Mackenzie Astin

7067. Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings! – Mackenzie Astin

7068. I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working. – Mackenzie Astin

7069. There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am. – Mackenzie Astin

7070. I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you’re making airline reservations. – Mackenzie Astin

7071. You never get every job you want. – Mackenzie Astin

7072. I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing. – Mackenzie Astin

7073. I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn’t even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero. – Mackenzie Astin

7074. There is a healthy fraternal rivalry, but nothing serious and we both have been looking for a project to do together. I guess he may direct me in a project some day. – Mackenzie Astin

7075. When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television. – Mackenzie Astin

7076. When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too. – Mackenzie Astin

7077. If I couldn’t broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people. – Mackenzie Astin

7078. It is important to make the fans that support me feel supported. – Mackenzie Astin

7079. It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good! – Mackenzie Astin

7080. I haven’t gone to college yet and I intend to in a few years. – Mackenzie Astin

7081. I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That’s what everybody thinks about. – Sean Astin

7082. There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life. – Sean Astin

7083. The filmmakers who I’m pining to work for aren’t ringing my phone off the hook. – Sean Astin

7084. I’m like the universe; either expanding or contracting at any given moment. The most that I had put on was about 35, 36 pounds, and I’ve taken all of that off. – Sean Astin

7085. I don’t want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life. – Sean Astin

7086. It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. – Francis William Aston

7087. The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race. – Francis William Aston

7088. The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star. – Francis William Aston

7089. I can’t believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it’s the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice. – Michael Aston

7090. Let’s not pretend that abortion isn’t about the mass slaughter of innocents. – Michael Aston

7091. A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich. – John Jacob Astor

7092. Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone. – Mary Astor

7093. It’s not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness. – Mary Astor

7094. Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. – Nancy Astor

7095. In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman. – Nancy Astor

7096. I married beneath me, all women do. – Nancy Astor

7097. I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate. – Nancy Astor

7098. The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you. – Nancy Astor

7099. My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from. – Nancy Astor

7100. Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones. – Nancy Astor

7101. The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women. – Nancy Astor

7102. The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing. – Nancy Astor

7103. The only thing I like about rich people is their money. – Nancy Astor

7104. One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time. – Nancy Astor

7105. Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women. – Nancy Astor

7106. Sovereignty is not given, it is taken. – Kemal Ataturk

7107. Justice is the infrastructure of proprietorship. – Kemal Ataturk

7108. A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence. – Kemal Ataturk

7109. A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. – Kemal Ataturk

7110. Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. – Athenaeus

7111. Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness. – Athenaeus

7112. There is only one theology, but there are many theologians. – Athenagoras I

7113. Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre. – Chet Atkins

7114. I’ll always be poor in my mind. – Chet Atkins

7115. If you hear something you like, and you’re halfway like the public, chances are they’ll like it too. – Chet Atkins

7116. Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore. – Chet Atkins

7117. Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me. – Chet Atkins

7118. Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it. – Chet Atkins

7119. A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can’t give you a formula for that. – Chet Atkins

7120. You shape your own destiny. – Chet Atkins

7121. Who cares who comes out of the closet or not, so long as you’re happy? – Christopher Atkins

7122. They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over. – Christopher Atkins

7123. You know, I never expected to enter the movie business. – Christopher Atkins

7124. The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place! – Christopher Atkins

7125. Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas. – Christopher Atkins

7126. Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you’re really saying that you’re not. – Christopher Atkins

7127. We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred ground for the shots coming up the cliff. – Christopher Atkins

7128. There are times when directors just don’t know what they’re doing. – Christopher Atkins

7129. I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing. – Christopher Atkins

7130. I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself. – Christopher Atkins

7131. Hollywood wants press, any kind of press. – Christopher Atkins

7132. Everybody wants to be like everybody else. – Christopher Atkins

7133. I figured that, if you do a vampire movie in Hollywood, you’ve made it. – Christopher Atkins

7134. Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island. – Christopher Atkins

7135. Brooke might tell a different story, but I’ve always loved the water. – Christopher Atkins

7136. As much as I didn’t want to change, lifestyles do change. – Christopher Atkins

7137. I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before. – Christopher Atkins

7138. I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace. – Christopher Atkins

7139. I think the United States is way behind the times. – Christopher Atkins

7140. I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism. – Christopher Atkins

7141. I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It’s like something else has other plans for me. – Christopher Atkins

7142. I’m a very big believer in fate. – Christopher Atkins

7143. One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray. – Christopher Atkins

7144. Let me tell you something: if you’re on an island for three and a half months and you’re four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there’s nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you’d be running around without your clothes on. – Christopher Atkins

7145. Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me. – Christopher Atkins

7146. It’s only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity. – Christopher Atkins

7147. I’ve been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me. – Christopher Atkins

7148. I’m really a romantic at heart. – Christopher Atkins

7149. I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic. – Christopher Atkins

7150. I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too. – Eileen Atkins

7151. I’m rarely wrong. – Eileen Atkins

7152. It’s so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there’s no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That’s pretty well known. – Robert Atkins

7153. My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven’t made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail. – Robert Atkins

7154. I was gaining weight very rapidly and read about the idea of restricting carbohydrates as an alternative to going hungry. I had a big appetite, so that was the only thing I would even consider. – Robert Atkins

7155. I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian, they’re just going to have to go hungry. – Robert Atkins

7156. Don’t fix what’s not broken. – Robert Atkins

7157. There are many, many people who have lost 100 pounds and kept it off. – Robert Atkins

7158. Jimmy Garner is a very gracious guy, as he was then and he is still today. – Tom Atkins

7159. Mel Gibson was lovely. He was on the edge of both scenes that I had with Danny Glover. – Tom Atkins

7160. You know, they just don’t make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it’s sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past. – Tom Atkins

7161. People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know. – Brooks Atkinson

7162. It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. – Brooks Atkinson

7163. The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. – Brooks Atkinson

7164. In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. – Brooks Atkinson

7165. Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy. – Brooks Atkinson

7166. Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. – Brooks Atkinson

7167. Don’t be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first. – Brooks Atkinson

7168. After each war there is a little less democracy to save. – Brooks Atkinson

7169. There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town. – Brooks Atkinson

7170. It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth. – Brooks Atkinson

7171. I don’t even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup – they made it. It’s hard enough to get here and it’s hard enough to advance. – John Atkinson

7172. If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will. – John Atkinson

7173. We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We’ve got nothing to be ashamed about. – John Atkinson

7174. I’m afraid they’ve left their legs at home. – Ron Atkinson

7175. Zero-zero is a big score. – Ron Atkinson

7176. I’ve had this sneaking feeling throughout the game that it’s there to be won. – Ron Atkinson

7177. I think that was a moment of cool panic there. – Ron Atkinson

7178. He sliced the ball when he had it on a plate. – Ron Atkinson

7179. He must be lightning slow. – Ron Atkinson

7180. Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw. – Ron Atkinson

7181. It’s the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually, when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character. – Rowan Atkinson

7182. Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something – this side of it, if you like, doing interviews – is the side of it that I least enjoy, and yet is 50% of the project. – Rowan Atkinson

7183. You’re about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest. – Rowan Atkinson

7184. When I was doing Bean more than I’ve done him in the last few years, I did strange things – like appearing on chat shows in character as Mr. Bean. – Rowan Atkinson

7185. We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it’s faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming. – Rowan Atkinson

7186. Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That’s a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people. – Rowan Atkinson

7187. Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I’m sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor’s careers not at all it doesn’t matter. – Rowan Atkinson

7188. No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12. – Rowan Atkinson

7189. I don’t much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it’s inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did. – Rowan Atkinson

7190. But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective. – Rowan Atkinson

7191. In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don’t really need to explain very much at all – you just say he’s a spy and he’s a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he’s not very good at his job. – Rowan Atkinson

7192. Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing. – Rowan Atkinson

7193. Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that’s important to me. – Rowan Atkinson

7194. I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean’s life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to. – Rowan Atkinson

7195. I mean I can do it when I’m very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing. – Rowan Atkinson

7196. I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what’s fun about him is that he doesn’t care about anyone else, and it’s very difficult for a main character – a lead character – in a movie to not care about anybody else. – Rowan Atkinson

7197. I want to express myself in a different way. I have a performing inclination. – Rowan Atkinson

7198. And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities. – Rowan Atkinson

7199. I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all. – Rowan Atkinson

7200. And what’s interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face. – Rowan Atkinson

7201. Love is the victim’s response to the rapist. – Ti-Grace Atkinson

7202. Nobody picks on a strong man. – Charles Atlas

7203. Step by step and the thing is done. – Charles Atlas

7204. My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus. – Charles Atlas

7205. I’ll prove in only seven days that I can make you a new man. – Charles Atlas

7206. Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days! – Charles Atlas

7207. 15 minutes a day! Give me just this and I’ll prove I can make you a new man. – Charles Atlas

7208. A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation. – James Atlas

7209. I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27. – Clement Atlee

7210. Doesn’t matter what you say or do; people can always find a way to call you a dick. – Dave Attell

7211. What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin. – Dave Attell

7212. Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people “the cops.” But you know, sometimes, you’ve just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school! – Dave Attell

7213. You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re both on fire – they’re exactly alike. – Dave Attell

7214. The fundamental issue is the moral issue. – David Attenborough

7215. The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what’s it all about. – David Attenborough

7216. You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you’re talking about. – David Attenborough

7217. You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That’s what natural history programmes should be for. – David Attenborough

7218. Well, I’m having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English. – David Attenborough

7219. It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it. – David Attenborough

7220. Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant. – David Attenborough

7221. People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure. – David Attenborough

7222. People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile. – David Attenborough

7223. Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics. – David Attenborough

7224. It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species. – David Attenborough

7225. The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants. – David Attenborough

7226. The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? – David Attenborough

7227. I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. – David Attenborough

7228. I don’t run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving. – David Attenborough

7229. I don’t approve of sunbathing, and it’s bad for you. – David Attenborough

7230. Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds. – David Attenborough

7231. I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals. – David Attenborough

7232. Crying wolf is a real danger. – David Attenborough

7233. I’m absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don’t care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that’s what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time. – David Attenborough

7234. It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars. – David Attenborough

7235. I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn ’til dusk, unless it’s a pigeon, which isn’t really wild, which might come and settle near them. – David Attenborough

7236. If I can bicycle, I bicycle. – David Attenborough

7237. I’ve been to Nepal, but I’d like to go to Tibet. It must be a wonderful place to go. I don’t think there’s anything there, but it would be a nice place to visit. – David Attenborough

7238. I’m not in politics. – David Attenborough

7239. In the old days… it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn’t have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn’t use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes. – David Attenborough

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7240. It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. – David Attenborough

7241. Being in touch with the natural world is crucial. – David Attenborough

7242. I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home. – David Attenborough

7243. I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival. – David Attenborough

7244. All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies. – David Attenborough

7245. An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment. – David Attenborough

7246. Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel. – David Attenborough

7247. I’m against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage. – David Attenborough

7248. I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that’s ever lived. – Richard Attenborough

7249. I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years. – Richard Attenborough

7250. I’m a passionate trade unionist. – Richard Attenborough

7251. If you’ve ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean. – Richard Attenborough

7252. In other words, if you – the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie. – Richard Attenborough

7253. Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up. – Richard Attenborough

7254. There’s nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay. – Richard Attenborough

7255. Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique. – Richard Attenborough

7256. And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by. – Richard Attenborough

7257. I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody’s life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done. – Richard Attenborough

7258. Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn’t want to know about. – Richard Attenborough

7259. I prefer fact to fiction. – Richard Attenborough

7260. I just love biography, and I’m fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view. – Richard Attenborough

7261. I don’t read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics. – Richard Attenborough

7262. I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don’t come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can’t do that and I’m not in that bracket at all. – Richard Attenborough

7263. I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject. – Richard Attenborough

7264. I can’t write, I can’t paint, I don’t compose. – Richard Attenborough

7265. I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something. – Richard Attenborough

7266. I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism. – Richard Attenborough

7267. I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life. – Richard Attenborough

7268. David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what’s the best film you’ve made and so on and I don’t really have any hesitation that the film I’m least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands. – Richard Attenborough

7269. And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted. – Richard Attenborough

7270. What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit. – Richard Attenborough

7271. At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too. – Richard Attenborough

7272. The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow. – Francis Atterbury

7273. Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning. – Francis Atterbury

7274. They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world. – Francis Atterbury

7275. Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. – Clement Attlee

7276. I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them. – Clement Attlee

7277. One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st. – Clement Attlee

7278. Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. – Clement Attlee

7279. The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days. – Clement Attlee

7280. The last of our enemies is laid low. – Clement Attlee

7281. Mostly I am sorry for the way I thought of other people. Like a good general, I had treated everyone who wasn’t with me as against me. – Lee Atwater

7282. My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything. – Lee Atwater

7283. Just keep stirring the pot, you never know what will come up. – Lee Atwater

7284. It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. – Lee Atwater

7285. I don’t know who will lead us through the ’90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul. – Lee Atwater

7286. Perception is reality. – Lee Atwater

7287. Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine’s beauty and Renee’s frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were. – Colleen Atwood

7288. The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all. – Colleen Atwood

7289. The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we’d gone strictly with the ’20s, the movement would have been impaired. – Colleen Atwood

7290. The costumes had to serve the choreography. – Colleen Atwood

7291. Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make, with all the layers that go into it. – Colleen Atwood

7292. Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie. – Colleen Atwood

7293. On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials, but I had one main source person who worked online and on the street continually looking for the proper materials. – Colleen Atwood

7294. Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are. – Colleen Atwood

7295. In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need. – Colleen Atwood

7296. If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story. – Colleen Atwood

7297. I’ve always loved movies, art and clothes. – Colleen Atwood

7298. I’d seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn’t use them necessarily as inspiration. – Colleen Atwood

7299. I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards. – Colleen Atwood

7300. Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles. – Colleen Atwood

7301. As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems. Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful, they’ll have to do all kinds of things. – Colleen Atwood

7302. Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie. – Colleen Atwood

7303. In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them. – Colleen Atwood

7304. Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. – Margaret Atwood

7305. Never pray for justice, because you might get some. – Margaret Atwood

7306. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood

7307. The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose. – Margaret Atwood

7308. I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it. – Margaret Atwood

7309. Myths can’t be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time. – Margaret Atwood

7310. The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not ‘Am I really that oppressed?’ but ‘Am I really that boring?’ – Margaret Atwood

7311. The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. – Margaret Atwood

7312. The story as told in The Odyssey doesn’t hold water. There are too many inconsistencies. – Margaret Atwood

7313. This above all, to refuse to be a victim. – Margaret Atwood

7314. War is what happens when language fails. – Margaret Atwood

7315. We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. – Margaret Atwood

7316. We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups. – Margaret Atwood

7317. Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn’t even know you’d done. – Margaret Atwood

7318. An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness. – Margaret Atwood

7319. If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. – Margaret Atwood

7320. A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you. – Margaret Atwood

7321. A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. – Margaret Atwood

7322. A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. – Margaret Atwood

7323. A word after a word after a word is power. – Margaret Atwood

7324. Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. – Margaret Atwood

7325. Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one. – Margaret Atwood

7326. Canada was built on dead beavers. – Margaret Atwood

7327. For years I wanted to be older, and now I am. – Margaret Atwood

7328. Gardening is not a rational act. – Margaret Atwood

7329. I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own. – Margaret Atwood

7330. If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary. – Margaret Atwood

7331. You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer. – Margaret Atwood

7332. I’m never going to retire. – Rene Auberjonois

7333. I really do the conventions now for two reasons. – Rene Auberjonois

7334. I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great. – Rene Auberjonois

7335. They’ve got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they’re not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn’t, like, pan out the way they had hoped. – Rene Auberjonois

7336. The mask of the character was already written into the show, but I actually lobbied for a denser and more complete mask than they initially considered. – Rene Auberjonois

7337. The best scene is the last great scene I did. – Rene Auberjonois

7338. My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness. – Rene Auberjonois

7339. It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are. – Rene Auberjonois

7340. I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I’m not a trained artist, I couldn’t sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone. – Rene Auberjonois

7341. If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do. – Rene Auberjonois

7342. I love the fact that it’s not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science. – Rene Auberjonois

7343. I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it. – Rene Auberjonois

7344. I don’t really think of Odo as a heroic lead, but that’s nice if you do. – Rene Auberjonois

7345. I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year, and I loved working with the people. – Rene Auberjonois

7346. How many times can you put together 26 different stories without running out? – Rene Auberjonois

7347. At this point we’ve answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry… stuff that we like. It’s fun. – Rene Auberjonois

7348. And so I’ve always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business. – Rene Auberjonois

7349. And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn’t just be an actor, I should know about the whole process. – Rene Auberjonois

7350. I did a voice for Odo, but people don’t recognize you by your voice. – Rene Auberjonois

7351. If Solomon counts the day of one’s death better than the day of one’s birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one’s remarkable and happy days. – John Aubrey

7352. The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford. – John Aubrey

7353. I have been in danger of being drowned twice. – John Aubrey

7354. How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down. – John Aubrey

7355. The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men. – John Aubrey

7356. With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband’s absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office. – Louis Auchincloss

7357. A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull. – Louis Auchincloss

7358. Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life. – Louis Auchincloss

7359. We were not as rich as the Rockefellers or Mellons, but we were rich enough to know how rich they were. – Louis Auchincloss

7360. Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. – Kevyn Aucoin

7361. There are two types of people in the world: people who are passionate about things, and people who’ve had their passion punched, beaten, or whatever out of them. – Kevyn Aucoin

7362. Yes, but everyone is beautiful to someone. – Kevyn Aucoin

7363. Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul. – Kevyn Aucoin

7364. That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me. – Kevyn Aucoin

7365. Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven. – Kevyn Aucoin

7366. Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing. – Kevyn Aucoin

7367. The faces I see in the modeling industry can get dull. – Kevyn Aucoin

7368. When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort. – Kevyn Aucoin

7369. Another thing that’s pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent. – Kevyn Aucoin

7370. I’m very passionate about what I do. – Kevyn Aucoin

7371. I’m going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can’t do film. I’m not talking about actresses; I’m talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so… it’s sinful, it really is. – Kevyn Aucoin

7372. I’d rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road. – Kevyn Aucoin

7373. I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety. – Kevyn Aucoin

7374. I spent much of my life hiding. – Kevyn Aucoin

7375. I also have this incredible love for women. – Kevyn Aucoin

7376. Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom. – Kevyn Aucoin

7377. Beauty has a lot to do with character. – Kevyn Aucoin

7378. Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart. – Kevyn Aucoin

7379. Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction. – Kevyn Aucoin

7380. What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. – W. H. Auden

7381. Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one. – W. H. Auden

7382. Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self. – W. H. Auden

7383. Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. – W. H. Auden

7384. Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud. – W. H. Auden

7385. The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age. – W. H. Auden

7386. The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own. – W. H. Auden

7387. The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition. – W. H. Auden

7388. The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living. – W. H. Auden

7389. We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. – W. H. Auden

7390. When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes. – W. H. Auden

7391. When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. – W. H. Auden

7392. You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people. – W. H. Auden

7393. You owe it to all of us all get on with what you’re good at. – W. H. Auden

7394. Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic. – W. H. Auden

7395. Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. – W. H. Auden

7396. To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he see you now, ask why? – W. H. Auden

7397. A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. – W. H. Auden

7398. We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons. – W. H. Auden

7399. Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. – W. H. Auden

7400. A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects. – W. H. Auden

7401. A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep. – W. H. Auden

7402. A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. – W. H. Auden

7403. A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can’t think of anything else to do. – W. H. Auden

7404. A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. – W. H. Auden

7405. All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation. – W. H. Auden

7406. Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality. – W. H. Auden

7407. Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. – W. H. Auden

7408. A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb. – W. H. Auden

7409. Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. – W. H. Auden

7410. Art is born of humiliation. – W. H. Auden

7411. Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. – W. H. Auden

7412. Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. – W. H. Auden

7413. All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him. – W. H. Auden

7414. All that we are not stares back at what we are. – W. H. Auden

7415. History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology. – W. H. Auden

7416. Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return. – W. H. Auden

7417. Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy. – W. H. Auden

7418. Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. – W. H. Auden

7419. Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. – W. H. Auden

7420. Learn from your dreams what you lack. – W. H. Auden

7421. In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one. – W. H. Auden

7422. It’s frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen. – W. H. Auden

7423. I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. – W. H. Auden

7424. It takes little talent to see what lies under one’s nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ. – W. H. Auden

7425. Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel. – W. H. Auden

7426. Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say. – W. H. Auden

7427. ‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’ – W. H. Auden

7428. Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good. – W. H. Auden

7429. In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. – W. H. Auden

7430. One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell. – W. H. Auden

7431. In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. – W. H. Auden

7432. It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. – W. H. Auden

7433. It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. – W. H. Auden

7434. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten? – W. H. Auden

7435. Music is the best means we have of digesting time. – W. H. Auden

7436. I don’t get acting jobs because of my looks. – W. H. Auden

7437. If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I’d pay for riding lessons and take his gun away. – W. H. Auden

7438. My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain. – W. H. Auden

7439. No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. – W. H. Auden

7440. No hero is mortal till he dies. – W. H. Auden

7441. No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games. – W. H. Auden

7442. Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. – W. H. Auden

7443. Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do. – W. H. Auden

7444. Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. – W. H. Auden

7445. No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted. – W. H. Auden

7446. The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. – W. H. Auden

7447. Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. – W. H. Auden

7448. Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession. – W. H. Auden

7449. Now is the age of anxiety. – W. H. Auden

7450. Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. – W. H. Auden

7451. Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores. – W. H. Auden

7452. May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that “faith” is even more difficult for Him than it is for us? – W. H. Auden

7453. God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich. – W. H. Auden

7454. If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. – W. H. Auden

7455. Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity. – Christian Audigier

7456. Everyone drinks more during a recession; they want to forget. – Christian Audigier

7457. To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art. – John James Audubon

7458. On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life. – John James Audubon

7459. If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America. – John James Audubon

7460. Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic. – John James Audubon

7461. My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish. – John James Audubon

7462. In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests. – John James Audubon

7463. On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise. – John James Audubon

7464. One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures… as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints. – John James Audubon

7465. The mercantile business did not suit me. – John James Audubon

7466. To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing. – John James Audubon

7467. I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens. – John James Audubon

7468. I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds. – John James Audubon

7469. Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me? – John James Audubon

7470. The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear. – John James Audubon

7471. As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. – John James Audubon

7472. I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe together and to work as if an established Partnership for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children. – John James Audubon

7473. I waged war against my feelings. – John James Audubon

7474. A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. – John James Audubon

7475. Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day. – John James Audubon

7476. Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased. – John James Audubon

7477. But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns. – John James Audubon

7478. Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. – John James Audubon

7479. How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books? – John James Audubon

7480. Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. – John James Audubon

7481. I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine. – John James Audubon

7482. I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could. – John James Audubon

7483. After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside. – John James Audubon

7484. I really fell in love with Africa. – Jean M. Auel

7485. Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. – Jean M. Auel

7486. I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true. – Jean M. Auel

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7487. I think of my books as mainstream and that’s were most people who read them look for them in book stores. – Jean M. Auel

7488. I’m just writing a story that I want to read. – Jean M. Auel

7489. It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline, and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had been working on for twenty years. – Jean M. Auel

7490. Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around. – Jean M. Auel

7491. My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material. – Jean M. Auel

7492. From the beginning, when I first got an idea for a story and wondered if I could write it, it has always been the story that has driven me. – Jean M. Auel

7493. No, my publisher has always done the marketing. – Jean M. Auel

7494. Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy. – Jean M. Auel

7495. The idea led me into the research, which continues to give me more ideas for the story. – Jean M. Auel

7496. Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it’s the science of prehistory – palaeontology and archaeology – rather than astronomy or physics. – Jean M. Auel

7497. And that’s how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I’m reading, I’m tweaking – putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing. – Jean M. Auel

7498. I can’t tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don’t know what my influences are. – Jean M. Auel

7499. I probably read 100 times more than I write, but that way when I move my characters through it, I know. – Jean M. Auel

7500. Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive. – Jean M. Auel

7501. Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write. – Jean M. Auel

7502. From the beginning, the series has been story driven – I began with a story idea – but research feeds it. – Jean M. Auel

7503. I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it. – Jean M. Auel

7504. I don’t write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them. – Jean M. Auel

7505. I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different – such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour – but different in some significant way. – Jean M. Auel

7506. I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it’s the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part. – Jean M. Auel

7507. I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I’m not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books. – Jean M. Auel

7508. I can move my characters through it easily, because I understand the background; I’ve really studied it. – Jean M. Auel

7509. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Berthold Auerbach

7510. Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions. – Berthold Auerbach

7511. Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt. – Berthold Auerbach

7512. The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work. – Berthold Auerbach

7513. The old man, of whom we know how he has become what he is, is more of an individual than the young man; for it is only in the course of an eventful life that men are differentiated into full individuality. – Erich Auerbach

7514. To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende. – Erich Auerbach

7515. Real style is not having a program – it’s how one behaves in a crisis. – Frank Auerbach

7516. I destroy things every day in the act of working and often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it. – Frank Auerbach

7517. To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter’s imagination. – Frank Auerbach

7518. The unity in any painter’s work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way… style. – Frank Auerbach

7519. I’m hoping to make a new thing for the world that remains in the mind like a new species of living thing. – Frank Auerbach

7520. Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with. – Frank Auerbach

7521. It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning. – Frank Auerbach

7522. Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. – Red Auerbach

7523. To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. – Red Auerbach

7524. The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love. – Red Auerbach

7525. Just do what you do best. – Red Auerbach

7526. He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted. – Red Auerbach

7527. Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. – Red Auerbach

7528. An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise. – Red Auerbach

7529. The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. – Red Auerbach

7530. There is no salvation outside the church. – Aurelius August

7531. It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake. – Bille August

7532. She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film. – Bille August

7533. The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it’s crazy. So you can’t improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility. – Bille August

7534. We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter. – Bille August

7535. It was actually Peter’s idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn’t even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I’d certainly like to do it. – Bille August

7536. I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn’t finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn’t get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let’s do it both ways. So we did it in four parts. – Bille August

7537. I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time. – Bille August

7538. He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn’t really like the shorter film. – Bille August

7539. From the beginning, we were prepared, we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions. – Bille August

7540. The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics. – Bille August

7541. I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don’t watch television myself. I’m into movies. – Bille August

7542. The best way to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7543. Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7544. One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7545. One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’ – Norman Ralph Augustine

7546. One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7547. People do not win people fights. Lawyers do. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7548. People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7549. Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7550. Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7551. It’s easy to get a loan unless you need it. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7552. Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7553. If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7554. The early bird gets the worm.The early worm… gets eaten. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7555. The more one produces, the less one gets. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7556. The optimum committee has no members. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7557. The weaker the data available upon which to base one’s conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7558. There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7559. There are no lazy veteran lion hunters. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7560. Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7561. By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7562. Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7563. A billion saved is a billion earned. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7564. A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7565. A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7566. All too many consultants, when asked, ‘What is 2 and 2?’ respond, ‘What do you have in mind?’ – Norman Ralph Augustine

7567. Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7568. Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7569. If you can afford to advertise, you don’t need to. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7570. By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7571. Most projects start out slowly – and then sort of taper off. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7572. Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7573. Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7574. Hardware works best when it matters the least. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7575. If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7576. If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7577. If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7578. If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7579. It costs a lot to build bad products. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7580. Bulls do not win bull fights. People do. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7581. It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished. – Norman Ralph Augustine

7582. Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. – Saint Augustine

7583. The greatest evil is physical pain. – Saint Augustine

7584. The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. – Saint Augustine

7585. The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. – Saint Augustine

7586. Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. – Saint Augustine

7587. Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. – Saint Augustine

7588. Punishment is justice for the unjust. – Saint Augustine

7589. A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. – Saint Augustine

7590. Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. – Saint Augustine

7591. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine

7592. Don’t you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is? – Saint Augustine

7593. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. – Saint Augustine

7594. Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. – Saint Augustine

7595. Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. – Saint Augustine

7596. Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. – Saint Augustine

7597. Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. – Saint Augustine

7598. To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. – Saint Augustine

7599. Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. – Saint Augustine

7600. What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. – Saint Augustine

7601. What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels. – Saint Augustine

7602. What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. – Saint Augustine

7603. We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot. – Saint Augustine

7604. We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs. – Saint Augustine

7605. The purpose of all wars, is peace. – Saint Augustine

7606. To seek the highest good is to live well. – Saint Augustine

7607. The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. – Saint Augustine

7608. To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. – Saint Augustine

7609. Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty. – Saint Augustine

7610. Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee. – Saint Augustine

7611. This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. – Saint Augustine

7612. There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. – Saint Augustine

7613. There is no possible source of evil except good. – Saint Augustine

7614. Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. – Saint Augustine

7615. We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain. – Saint Augustine

7616. O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. – Saint Augustine

7617. It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. – Saint Augustine

7618. It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – Saint Augustine

7619. Love is the beauty of the soul. – Saint Augustine

7620. Love, and do what you like. – Saint Augustine

7621. Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. – Saint Augustine

7622. Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. – Saint Augustine

7623. Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. – Saint Augustine

7624. No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more. – Saint Augustine

7625. If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. – Saint Augustine

7626. O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet. – Saint Augustine

7627. Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet. – Saint Augustine

7628. Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. – Saint Augustine

7629. Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man’s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. – Saint Augustine

7630. Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine

7631. Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. – Saint Augustine

7632. My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed… And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is. – Saint Augustine

7633. Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. – Saint Augustine

7634. God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. – Saint Augustine

7635. God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist. – Saint Augustine

7636. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. – Saint Augustine

7637. Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt. – Saint Augustine

7638. He that is jealous is not in love. – Saint Augustine

7639. He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. – Saint Augustine

7640. Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. – Saint Augustine

7641. Hear the other side. – Saint Augustine

7642. In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? – Saint Augustine

7643. I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. – Saint Augustine

7644. I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. – Saint Augustine

7645. I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. – Saint Augustine

7646. If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. – Saint Augustine

7647. If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe. – Saint Augustine

7648. If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. – Saint Augustine

7649. Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. – Saint Augustine

7650. He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent. – Saint Augustine

7651. By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. – Saint Augustine

7652. The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7653. Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7654. Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7655. Custom is second nature. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7656. God is best known in not knowing him. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7657. He fashioned hell for the inquisitive. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7658. He who labours, prays. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7659. If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me? – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7660. In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7661. Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7662. The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling? – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7663. The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7664. The verdict of the world is conclusive. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7665. This world’s a bubble. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7666. We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7667. The purpose of all war is peace. – Saint Aurelius Augustine

7668. Hasten slowly. – Augustus

7669. I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble. – Augustus

7670. Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young. – Augustus

7671. Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture. – Ken Auletta

7672. Journalists prize independence – not teamwork. – Ken Auletta

7673. Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners. – Ken Auletta

7674. The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find. – Francis Aungier

7675. With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away. – Francis Aungier

7676. The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. – Marcus Aurelius

7677. A man should be upright, not be kept upright. – Marcus Aurelius

7678. The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. – Marcus Aurelius

7679. Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. – Marcus Aurelius

7680. The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. – Marcus Aurelius

7681. Your life is what your thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

7682. You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. – Marcus Aurelius

7683. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

7684. Where a man can live, he can also live well. – Marcus Aurelius

7685. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius

7686. When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life. – Marcus Aurelius

7687. Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. – Marcus Aurelius

7688. What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat. – Marcus Aurelius

7689. We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. – Marcus Aurelius

7690. We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that. – Marcus Aurelius

7691. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. – Marcus Aurelius

7692. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

7693. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. – Marcus Aurelius

7694. To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. – Marcus Aurelius

7695. To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. – Marcus Aurelius

7696. To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. – Marcus Aurelius

7697. To live happily is an inward power of the soul. – Marcus Aurelius

7698. There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with. – Marcus Aurelius

7699. The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

7700. The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. – Marcus Aurelius

7701. The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

7702. The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. – Marcus Aurelius

7703. The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. – Marcus Aurelius

7704. The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

7705. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius

7706. Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. – Marcus Aurelius

7707. How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. – Marcus Aurelius

7708. I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. – Marcus Aurelius

7709. If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. – Marcus Aurelius

7710. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. – Marcus Aurelius

7711. Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. – Marcus Aurelius

7712. Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. – Marcus Aurelius

7713. Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. – Marcus Aurelius

7714. Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. – Marcus Aurelius

7715. Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. – Marcus Aurelius

7716. Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. – Marcus Aurelius

7717. Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. – Marcus Aurelius

7718. How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. – Marcus Aurelius

7719. Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. – Marcus Aurelius

7720. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius

7721. Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. – Marcus Aurelius

7722. Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. – Marcus Aurelius

7723. Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them. – Marcus Aurelius

7724. Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers. – Marcus Aurelius

7725. Poverty is the mother of crime. – Marcus Aurelius

7726. Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. – Marcus Aurelius

7727. Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

7728. A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. – Marcus Aurelius

7729. Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. – Marcus Aurelius

7730. That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. – Marcus Aurelius

7731. The act of dying is one of the acts of life. – Marcus Aurelius

7732. Men exist for the sake of one another. – Marcus Aurelius

7733. Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh. – Marcus Aurelius

7734. Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, “This is a misfortune” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune.” – Marcus Aurelius

7735. Our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

7736. Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. – Marcus Aurelius

7737. Anger cannot be dishonest. – Marcus Aurelius

7738. Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. – Marcus Aurelius

7739. Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. – Marcus Aurelius

7740. Be content to seem what you really are. – Marcus Aurelius

7741. Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. – Marcus Aurelius

7742. Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. – Marcus Aurelius

7743. Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. – Marcus Aurelius

7744. Confine yourself to the present. – Marcus Aurelius

7745. And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last. – Marcus Aurelius

7746. Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. – Marcus Aurelius

7747. A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. – Marcus Aurelius

7748. He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

7749. Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it… Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle. – Marcus Aurelius

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7750. Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. – Marcus Aurelius

7751. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. – Marcus Aurelius

7752. Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. – Marcus Aurelius

7753. Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. – Marcus Aurelius

7754. Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. – Marcus Aurelius

7755. Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. – Marcus Aurelius

7756. Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle. – Marcus Aurelius

7757. Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. – Marcus Aurelius

7758. Each day provides its own gifts. – Marcus Aurelius

7759. Do every act of your life as if it were your last. – Marcus Aurelius

7760. Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. – Marcus Aurelius

7761. Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction. – Sri Aurobindo

7762. The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race. – Sri Aurobindo

7763. Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage. – Sri Aurobindo

7764. Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it. – Sri Aurobindo

7765. To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs. – Sri Aurobindo

7766. She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence. – Sri Aurobindo

7767. India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities. – Sri Aurobindo

7768. India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. – Sri Aurobindo

7769. That which we call the Hindu religion is really the Eternal religion because it embraces all others. – Sri Aurobindo

7770. India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration. – Sri Aurobindo

7771. Hidden nature is secret God. – Sri Aurobindo

7772. Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite. – Sri Aurobindo

7773. She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit. – Sri Aurobindo

7774. Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving. – Joseph Auslander

7775. No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly. – Ausonius

7776. Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. – Ausonius

7777. If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. – Ausonius

7778. Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. – Ausonius

7779. When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness. – Ausonius

7780. A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. – Jane Austen

7781. Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen

7782. Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. – Jane Austen

7783. Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. – Jane Austen

7784. Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct. – Jane Austen

7785. Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being. – Jane Austen

7786. What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken! – Jane Austen

7787. Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. – Jane Austen

7788. General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. – Jane Austen

7789. From politics, it was an easy step to silence. – Jane Austen

7790. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? – Jane Austen

7791. Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. – Jane Austen

7792. Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. – Jane Austen

7793. Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. – Jane Austen

7794. An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done. – Jane Austen

7795. An artist cannot do anything slovenly. – Jane Austen

7796. A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill. – Jane Austen

7797. A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer. – Jane Austen

7798. A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen

7799. A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. – Jane Austen

7800. How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! – Jane Austen

7801. Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter. – Jane Austen

7802. Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. – Jane Austen

7803. It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation. – Jane Austen

7804. It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before. – Jane Austen

7805. It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study? – Jane Austen

7806. It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. – Jane Austen

7807. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen

7808. If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next. – Jane Austen

7809. If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. – Jane Austen

7810. I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. – Jane Austen

7811. I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. – Jane Austen

7812. I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety. – Jane Austen

7813. Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. – Jane Austen

7814. I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. – Jane Austen

7815. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. – Jane Austen

7816. There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen

7817. Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch. – Jane Austen

7818. One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. – Jane Austen

7819. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. – Jane Austen

7820. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. – Jane Austen

7821. One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s. – Jane Austen

7822. One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best. – Jane Austen

7823. Respect for right conduct is felt by every body. – Jane Austen

7824. Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. – Jane Austen

7825. Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. – Jane Austen

7826. Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony. – Jane Austen

7827. Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. – Jane Austen

7828. The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. – Jane Austen

7829. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. – Jane Austen

7830. Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. – Jane Austen

7831. To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. – Jane Austen

7832. What is right to be done cannot be done too soon. – Jane Austen

7833. We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. – Jane Austen

7834. We do not look in our great cities for our best morality. – Jane Austen

7835. Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief. – Jane Austen

7836. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us. – Jane Austen

7837. There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them. – Jane Austen

7838. To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. – Jane Austen

7839. There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. – Jane Austen

7840. To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. – Jane Austen

7841. Those who do not complain are never pitied. – Jane Austen

7842. They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. – Jane Austen

7843. There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. – Jane Austen

7844. There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. – Jane Austen

7845. No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment. – Jane Austen

7846. To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen

7847. Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. – Jane Austen

7848. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. – Jane Austen

7849. My sore throats are always worse than anyone’s. – Jane Austen

7850. My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. – Jane Austen

7851. Nobody minds having what is too good for them. – Jane Austen

7852. Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. – Jane Austen

7853. Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever. – Paul Auster

7854. You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one. – Paul Auster

7855. All I wanted to do was write – at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn’t need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children. – Paul Auster

7856. I don’t know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn’t hurt the book. – Paul Auster

7857. I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn’t that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I’d already been translating French poetry, I’d been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went. – Paul Auster

7858. I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table. – Paul Auster

7859. If you’re not ready for everything, you’re not ready for anything. – Paul Auster

7860. It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. – Paul Auster

7861. It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me. – Paul Auster

7862. There’s hope for everyone. That’s what makes the world go round. – Paul Auster

7863. We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread. – Paul Auster

7864. You can’t put your feet on the ground until you’ve touched the sky. – Paul Auster

7865. You have to protect it too, you can’t let just any stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it. At the same time, I don’t believe in being so rigid about controlling what happens either. – Paul Auster

7866. I don’t think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. – Paul Auster

7867. Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. – Alfred Austin

7868. Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. – Alfred Austin

7869. Tears are the summer showers to the soul. – Alfred Austin

7870. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

7871. There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. – Alfred Austin

7872. Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society. – Alfred Austin

7873. But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of – the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement. – J. L. Austin

7874. Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. – J. L. Austin

7875. Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done. – J. L. Austin

7876. In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don’t accept full, or even any, responsibility. – J. L. Austin

7877. Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts. – J. L. Austin

7878. Sentences are not as such either true or false. – J. L. Austin

7879. There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely. – J. L. Austin

7880. Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague. – J. L. Austin

7881. The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another. – John Austin

7882. Death by starvation is slow. – Mary Austin

7883. This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough. – Mary Austin

7884. For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God’s world. – Mary Austin

7885. Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods, and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise. – Mary Austin

7886. Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names. – Mary Austin

7887. No man can be stronger than his destiny. – Mary Austin

7888. Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas. – Mary Austin

7889. Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub. – Mary Austin

7890. People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker. – Mary Austin

7891. I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention. – Mary Austin

7892. The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion. – Mary Austin

7893. To underestimate one’s thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water – there is no help for any of these things. – Mary Austin

7894. What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way. – Mary Austin

7895. Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind. – Mary Austin

7896. Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best. – Robert H. Austin

7897. They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised. – Sherman Austin

7898. They went back there, looked at all the computers, asked me to come in and tell them what all the computers were for specifically so they knew how to dismantle the network I had been running. – Sherman Austin

7899. What I had later learned was that the FBI knew I was going to New York a couple days after the raid. – Sherman Austin

7900. Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns… about 25 federal agents. – Sherman Austin

7901. When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left. – Sherman Austin

7902. When they searched my car, they said that they found a gasoline canister and I think duct tape. Who wouldn’t have a gasoline canister on them when driving 3,000 miles across country? – Sherman Austin

7903. About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me. They said I was being arrested for distribution of information related to explosives over the Internet. – Sherman Austin

7904. I guess they just wanted to scoop a bunch of people up, hoping they got me, and unfortunately they did. – Sherman Austin

7905. I’ve seen, not surprisingly, no action taken against those people, but here I am, an anarchist website, not even close to what that is, not even close to what else you can find on the Internet. – Sherman Austin

7906. It was around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I was just taking a nap. Luckily, my sister was home. – Sherman Austin

7907. It was called the Reclaim Guide. It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information. – Sherman Austin

7908. There’s something on the Internet called the White Resistance Manual. It’s pretty much for white supremacists. – Sherman Austin

7909. While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom, where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were, and they interrogated me for about three or four hours. – Sherman Austin

7910. I started tennis around age 2. – Tracy Austin

7911. I was planning to remain an amateur for a while. – Tracy Austin

7912. I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980. – Tracy Austin

7913. Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots. – Tracy Austin

7914. I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships. – Tracy Austin

7915. To meet my goals, I couldn’t let up when I was playing tennis. – Tracy Austin

7916. From one match to the next, I kept on winning. – Tracy Austin

7917. My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball. – Tracy Austin

7918. My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year. – Tracy Austin

7919. My sister and I are opposites in many ways. She is six feet tall, while I’m five feet four. – Tracy Austin

7920. The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn’t take it because I was still an amateur. – Tracy Austin

7921. My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C. – Tracy Austin

7922. Venus hasn’t been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam – she’s been coming back from injury. – Tracy Austin

7923. We’ve gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit – to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat. – Tracy Austin

7924. When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals. – Tracy Austin

7925. I didn’t want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot. – Tracy Austin

7926. Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind. – Tracy Austin

7927. Pam has always been my glamorous big sister – 13 years older than I. She played on the women’s circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan. – Tracy Austin

7928. To craftsmanship we shall add statesmanship in the capitol of peace. – Warren R. Austin

7929. As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one. – Warren R. Austin

7930. Leadership demands that we make tough choices. – Alan Autry

7931. A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done. – Alan Autry

7932. All of the factors that make up a quality city – safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. – emanate from a strong educational premise. – Alan Autry

7933. Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success. – Alan Autry

7934. High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage. – Alan Autry

7935. I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too. – Alan Autry

7936. I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody’s civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights. – Alan Autry

7937. I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown. – Alan Autry

7938. I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues. – Alan Autry

7939. I’ll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city. – Alan Autry

7940. I’ll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce. – Alan Autry

7941. Your Mayor must seek new ways to bring jobs and industry to our community. – Alan Autry

7942. It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild. – Alan Autry

7943. You don’t need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community. – Alan Autry

7944. Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation. – Alan Autry

7945. Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime. – Alan Autry

7946. The key to truly rebuilding our central city on a vital and sustainable foundation is people. – Alan Autry

7947. There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center. – Alan Autry

7948. We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer. – Alan Autry

7949. We must be willing to courageously invest in our city. – Alan Autry

7950. We must do more to protect our neighborhoods and give integrity to our community plans. – Alan Autry

7951. We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us. – Alan Autry

7952. While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile. – Alan Autry

7953. In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires. – Alan Autry

7954. I wish I could talk to Annette, but she doesn’t even correspond at this point. – Frankie Avalon

7955. These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run. – Frankie Avalon

7956. The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape. – Frankie Avalon

7957. Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray’s Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing. – Frankie Avalon

7958. No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne. – Frankie Avalon

7959. Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs. – Frankie Avalon

7960. It captures a lot of the spirit of the ’50s. – Frankie Avalon

7961. I’ll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life. – Frankie Avalon

7962. I was not a trained actor. – Frankie Avalon

7963. I think today’s music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that. – Frankie Avalon

7964. I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen. – Frankie Avalon

7965. I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn’t use it. – Frankie Avalon

7966. I’ve been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician. – Frankie Avalon

7967. Yes, but I don’t think of the Teen Angel as of an age. – Frankie Avalon

7968. They look for the top note to end every song. They don’t know what they are singing about. There is no style. – Frankie Avalon

7969. They weren’t great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well. – Frankie Avalon

7970. Well, we all age, but I’d been taking herbal supplements for a long time. – Frankie Avalon

7971. When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly. – Frankie Avalon

7972. I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable. – Richard Avedon

7973. Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is… the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own. – Richard Avedon

7974. Just advertising departments with legs and high heels. – Richard Avedon

7975. My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. – Richard Avedon

7976. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. – Richard Avedon

7977. I know in my soul when something feels like a sell out and I think for me, I knew that if I did the Jane’s Addiction reunion thing, that I would feel like a sell out. That’s how it would feel to me. – Eric Avery

7978. But the great thing, and the horrible thing about the web is you can just throw stuff up there and it doesn’t cost anybody anything. – Eric Avery

7979. Why talk when you can paint? – Milton Avery

7980. I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea. – Milton Avery

7981. Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms. – Milton Avery

7982. The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing. – Milton Avery

7983. Whenever you fall, pick something up. – Oswald Avery

7984. He wasn’t Bugs without the gags we gave him. – Tex Avery

7985. Let’s make some funny pictures. – Tex Avery

7986. As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form. – Avicenna

7987. Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials. – Avicenna

7988. That whose existence is necessary must necessarily be one essence. – Avicenna

7989. The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes. – Avicenna

7990. The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. – Avicenna

7991. Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health. – Avicenna

7992. To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7993. Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7994. Pain is never permanent. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7995. The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7996. The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7997. There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7998. To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that. – Saint Teresa of Avila

7999. We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8000. It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found – not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater. – Saint Teresa of Avila

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