180000 famous quotes part 84 – 83001 to 84000

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180000 famous quotes part 84 – 83001 to 84000

83001. In the UK and the US especially you’ve got a lot of throwaway artists who have their 40 million dancers and they do their show. There’s many artists who would not do a live show because they know they can’t. – Jamelia

83002. The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can’t tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in? – Alice James

83003. How sick one gets of being “good,” how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness. – Alice James

83004. What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading. – Alice James

83005. You must remember that a woman, by nature, needs much less to feed upon than a man, a few emotions and she is satisfied. – Alice James

83006. Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity. – Alice James

83007. The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape. – Alice James

83008. One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. – Alice James

83009. I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am. – Alice James

83010. I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more. – Alice James

83011. I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. – Alice James

83012. Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul. – Alice James

83013. Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason – because some people like them. It’s the same with baseball statistics. – Bill James

83014. I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I’m with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball. – Bill James

83015. You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out. – Brion James

83016. In the ’70s, everybody was doing drugs, so long as you showed up and did your work, they’d use you until you died. – Brion James

83017. Larry Kasdan is a great director. – Brion James

83018. My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I’ve done my job. – Brion James

83019. Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting. – Brion James

83020. The bad guys are the best parts. – Brion James

83021. The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want. – Brion James

83022. The interesting part of the process is developing the character, you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer, or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is. So that’s the fun part for me to delve into the abyss. – Brion James

83023. I’ve never considered myself a leading man, don’t look like one, don’t want to be one. – Brion James

83024. Work begets work. – Brion James

83025. My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night. – Brion James

83026. You never know what show is going to change your life. – Brion James

83027. Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies. – Brion James

83028. I never play a villain that I don’t have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don’t want to do evil for evil’s sake. I don’t want to do Jason slasher movies. There’s no point in that. – Brion James

83029. Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together, connecting people. – Brion James

83030. Blade Runner helped make my career. Everybody was in it. Who knew? – Brion James

83031. I’m big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you’re big and mean looking, you play bad guys. After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood. – Brion James

83032. I couldn’t say no to jobs and I couldn’t say no to drugs. I’d get high from a movie, I’d be somebody else because I didn’t particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn’t know what to do. – Brion James

83033. I liked the drama of getting stoned. – Brion James

83034. I could talk about Blade Runner forever. – Brion James

83035. I play out negative fantasies for people. I’m the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy. – Brion James

83036. I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12. It was for people in the business and you didn’t have to have any money to go, which was good because I was broke. – Brion James

83037. I still do television. I don’t care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies. – Brion James

83038. I was a different kind of kid, oversensitive and all that. – Brion James

83039. I’m a character actor, so I don’t take the hit if the movie’s bad, the lead does. So, I don’t want to be the lead. He takes the hit, I don’t. – Brion James

83040. I’m a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it. – Brion James

83041. I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you’ve never seen the same character twice. – Brion James

83042. It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more. – C. L. R. James

83043. The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together – in their sexual relationship. – C. L. R. James

83044. Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached its most grandiose historical manifestation. – C. L. R. James

83045. My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas. – C. L. R. James

83046. One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership. – C. L. R. James

83047. Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change. – C. L. R. James

83048. The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known. – C. L. R. James

83049. The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation. – C. L. R. James

83050. The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848. – C. L. R. James

83051. The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class. – C. L. R. James

83052. The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people. – C. L. R. James

83053. Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation. – C. L. R. James

83054. It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany was defeated. – C. L. R. James

83055. I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist. – C. L. R. James

83056. The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy. The government was a body elected by universal suffrage. – C. L. R. James

83057. All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca. – C. L. R. James

83058. In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism. – C. L. R. James

83059. It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear. – C. L. R. James

83060. All peoples are entangled in the net of the world market. – C. L. R. James

83061. As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study. – C. L. R. James

83062. Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships. – C. L. R. James

83063. Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached. – C. L. R. James

83064. I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation. – C. L. R. James

83065. I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred yards to where the black movement was speaking. – C. L. R. James

83066. I may as well say it, I have been married three times. – C. L. R. James

83067. In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital. – C. L. R. James

83068. I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense. – C. L. R. James

83069. Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences. – C. L. R. James

83070. After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government. – C. L. R. James

83071. First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle. – C. L. R. James

83072. Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press. – Charles James

83073. I recognize that virtually every company that comes in here has a perspective. It’s often not difficult to understand why they have the perspective that they have. – Charles James

83074. The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence. That’s what antitrust is all about. – Charles James

83075. I’m at a point in my life where I have something solid now. I’m a peaceful person, and I want to be surrounded by peace no matter what I’m doing. – Cheryl James

83076. One of the speakers asked how many women had been harassed or abused sexually in their life? There were thousands of women in the audience, and almost every one of them raised her hand. – Cheryl James

83077. Whoever called snooker ‘chess with balls’ was rude, but right. – Clive James

83078. Fiction is life with the dull bits left out. – Clive James

83079. She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short. – Clive James

83080. A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all. – Clive James

83081. It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are. – Clive James

83082. Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire. – Clive James

83083. Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world. – Clive James

83084. Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology. – Clive James

83085. Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail. – Clive James

83086. What happens is, when I perform, I’m somewhere else. I go back in time and get in touch with who I really am. I forget my troubles, my worries. – Etta James

83087. Johnny Guitar… just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the ’50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together.I would hear him sing every night. – Etta James

83088. Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don’t know what I’m sorry about. I don’t. – Etta James

83089. My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I’d like to think I did that. – Etta James

83090. My mother always wanted me to be glamorous. When I thought about that, it really fired me up, and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel really good about myself. – Etta James

83091. My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble! – Etta James

83092. Now I can stand up on the stage again like I used to after five years of sitting down while I sang. – Etta James

83093. This is an album of songs that I’ve always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish. – Etta James

83094. When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems. – Etta James

83095. When I’m performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I’m that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn’t wait to be smokin’ a cigarette, you know? – Etta James

83096. You can’t fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that’s got nothing to do with it. It’s how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them. – Etta James

83097. It’s the same thing now. When I go onstage the young people scream and holler as much as the older generation. – Etta James

83098. That’s where it begins and ends for me and these songs were the ones that touched me the deepest. It was like I was laying hold of some part of me that I didn’t even know was there until I let it out. – Etta James

83099. The only time that I am really truly happy – when I feel at my best – is when I’m on the stage. – Etta James

83100. A few years ago, I thought, I’ll never make it. I started to go to the doctor to help me lose weight. – Etta James

83101. And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve. – Etta James

83102. At the same time I was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. – Etta James

83103. Bobby Womack is always very real, both with his music and as a person. – Etta James

83104. But even so, I still get nervous before I go onstage. – Etta James

83105. I am so happy that I am alive and can walk. – Etta James

83106. I don’t care who’s playing. Even if it’s my favorite artist, I’m probably not gonna go and see him. – Etta James

83107. They said that Etta James is still vulgar. I said, Oh, how dare them say I’m still vulgar. I’m vulgar because I dance in the chair. What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still or something like that? I’ve got to do something. – Etta James

83108. I figured I could do It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World, because I believe it’s the truth. – Etta James

83109. I like to shop, but I don’t like to go out to dances. – Etta James

83110. I sing the songs that people need to hear. – Etta James

83111. I talked to the record company about what I had in mind. They said they wanted something lush. I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind. – Etta James

83112. I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. – Etta James

83113. I’m not a braggart, but when I was a little girl people used to come from all over Hollywood to hear me sing. – Etta James

83114. It’s not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it’s about paying tribute to them. – Etta James

83115. We sometime didn’t get enough to buy oats for our horses. Most banks had very little money in them. – Frank James

83116. When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms. – Frank James

83117. I was tired of an outlaw’s life. – Frank James

83118. I have been hunted for twenty-one years. I have literally lived in the saddle. I have never known a day of perfect peace. – Frank James

83119. It was one long, anxious, inexorable, eternal vigil. – Frank James

83120. There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. – Henry James

83121. Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that what have you had? – Henry James

83122. Money’s a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet. – Henry James

83123. One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left. – Henry James

83124. People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you’re nice to the second housemaid. – Henry James

83125. Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. – Henry James

83126. The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master. – Henry James

83127. The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. – Henry James

83128. The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life. – Henry James

83129. The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be? – Henry James

83130. Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women. – Henry James

83131. The superiority of one man’s opinion over another’s is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman. – Henry James

83132. There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition. – Henry James

83133. Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors. – Henry James

83134. Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. – Henry James

83135. To kill a human being is, after all, the least injury you can do him. – Henry James

83136. We work n the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. – Henry James

83137. What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character? – Henry James

83138. Life is a predicament which precedes death. – Henry James

83139. To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one’s own. – Henry James

83140. The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have. – Henry James

83141. I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme. – Henry James

83142. An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue. – Henry James

83143. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. – Henry James

83144. Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there. – Henry James

83145. It’s a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe. – Henry James

83146. Deep experience is never peaceful. – Henry James

83147. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. – Henry James

83148. Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. – Henry James

83149. Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. – Henry James

83150. However British you may be, I am more British still. – Henry James

83151. I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it. – Henry James

83152. A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals. – Henry James

83153. I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace. – Henry James

83154. I’ve always been interested in people, but I’ve never liked them. – Henry James

83155. Ideas are, in truth, force. – Henry James

83156. If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land. – Henry James

83157. In art economy is always beauty. – Henry James

83158. In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives. – Henry James

83159. It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. – Henry James

83160. It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them. – Henry James

83161. It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. – Henry James

83162. It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition. – Henry James

83163. I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect. – Henry James

83164. I had hope, however; I had been wounded seven times during the war, and once before in this same lung; and I did not believe I was going to die. – Jesse James

83165. From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there, and after staying until the middle of October, I returned alone to my home in Missouri. – Jesse James

83166. I knew, however, that the next morning after the fight I would have to get away, and I did just in time, for a full company came early to look for me and were furious because I had escaped them. – Jesse James

83167. Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a little in the spring of 1866, my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed. The whole country was then full of militia, robbing, plundering and killing. – Jesse James

83168. My pistols, however, I always kept by me. – Jesse James

83169. No, I think it taught me to be independent and never expect a handout and never wait for anybody to hand you anything in any aspect of my life. – Jesse James

83170. Surrender had played out for good with me. – Jesse James

83171. This was in June, 1866. Frank wrote for me to come to him at once, and although my own wound was still very bad, I started immediately and stayed with him at the house of Mr. Alexander Severe, in Nelson county, until he recovered, which was in September. – Jesse James

83172. Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. – Kevin James

83173. There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. – Kevin James

83174. From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group… it all started opening up. – Kevin James

83175. I really wasn’t a class clown. – Kevin James

83176. I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit. – Kevin James

83177. For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you’d would wake up times and hope that the next day you’d be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home. – LeBron James

83178. As a kid, we would drive up and down 77 North – that’s our highway – there would be office buildings on the side of the highway and I’d be like, that’s what my house is going to look like when I get older. I’m going to start making my house look like this. – LeBron James

83179. I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That’s when I knew I had some athletic ability. – LeBron James

83180. I am just happy to be part of the Nike family. – LeBron James

83181. Where I grew up – I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights – that’s every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don’t want your kids to hear growing up. – LeBron James

83182. There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself. – LeBron James

83183. Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate – my ultimate goal is winning championships and – and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship. – LeBron James

83184. To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players. – LeBron James

83185. Any dog, you put him in the corner, no matter if they’re vicious or not, they’re going to bite back. – Mike James

83186. It doesn’t matter what you do for 45 minutes, it’s what you do the last three minutes. – Mike James

83187. There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment. – P. D. James

83188. God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest. – P. D. James

83189. We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends. – P. D. James

83190. What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order. – P. D. James

83191. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. – P. D. James

83192. In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren’t credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets. – P. D. James

83193. I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. – P. D. James

83194. Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. – P. D. James

83195. What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. – P. D. James

83196. Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I’d like the rhythm of the tracks to sound. – Richard D. James

83197. It started off at a club called Disobey, around the corner from where I live. – Richard D. James

83198. It sounds really arrogant, but my music’s my favourite music ever. I prefer it to anyone else’s. – Richard D. James

83199. I’m a really good hacker, but I’m not a sensible person. – Richard D. James

83200. I used to make up names when I used to catalog my stuff. – Richard D. James

83201. Well, I just bought a massive bank and I’ve moved into it on my own. – Richard D. James

83202. Can’t really despise people you don’t know. – Richard D. James

83203. I got a feeling I had loads when I was in primary school, ’cause I had red hair; you know, like Duracell. – Richard D. James

83204. I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry. – Rick James

83205. I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn’t have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling… I’m the most sampled artist in history. – Rick James

83206. After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll. – Rick James

83207. You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex. – Rick James

83208. If anything I consider myself non-violent, I’m from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy. – Rick James

83209. The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. – William James

83210. There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. – William James

83211. There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self. – William James

83212. There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise. – William James

83213. The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. – William James

83214. The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck. – William James

83215. The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. – William James

83216. The sovereign cure for worry is prayer. – William James

83217. The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives. – William James

83218. The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. – William James

83219. The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way. – William James

83220. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. – William James

83221. The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one. – William James

83222. The ‘I think’ which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the ‘I breathe’ which actually does accompany them. – William James

83223. We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause. – William James

83224. The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths. – William James

83225. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. – William James

83226. The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. – William James

83227. The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. – William James

83228. The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. – William James

83229. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. – William James

83230. The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. – William James

83231. The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one. – William James

83232. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James

83233. There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. – William James

83234. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

83235. We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable. – William James

83236. Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done. – William James

83237. ‘Pure experience’ is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories. – William James

83238. Wisdom is learning what to overlook. – William James

83239. Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. – William James

83240. Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it. – William James

83241. Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. – William James

83242. When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. – William James

83243. Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind! – William James

83244. What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition! – William James

83245. We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be. – William James

83246. Truth is what works. – William James

83247. We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. – William James

83248. There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse. – William James

83249. Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them. – William James

83250. To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal. – William James

83251. To spend life for something which outlasts it. – William James

83252. To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. – William James

83253. To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that is directly experienced. – William James

83254. To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being. – William James

83255. To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else’s type of thinking. – William James

83256. Time itself comes in drops. – William James

83257. Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not. – William James

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83258. This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. – William James

83259. These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

83260. We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. – William James

83261. It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true. – William James

83262. If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick. – William James

83263. I will act as if what I do makes a difference. – William James

83264. I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing. – William James

83265. Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James

83266. How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. – William James

83267. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. – William James

83268. Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. – William James

83269. Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible. – William James

83270. Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. – William James

83271. Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. – William James

83272. Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test. – William James

83273. If merely ‘feeling good’ could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience. – William James

83274. Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. – William James

83275. Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. – William James

83276. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

83277. Belief creates the actual fact. – William James

83278. Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. – William James

83279. Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James

83280. An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation. – William James

83281. An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible. – William James

83282. Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. – William James

83283. Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. – William James

83284. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

83285. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James

83286. A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him. – William James

83287. Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. – William James

83288. Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. – William James

83289. Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. – William James

83290. If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door. – William James

83291. Our faith is faith in someone else’s faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case. – William James

83292. Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout. – William James

83293. Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf. – William James

83294. One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling. – William James

83295. Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. – William James

83296. No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. – William James

83297. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. – William James

83298. Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly. – William James

83299. Man lives for science as well as bread. – William James

83300. Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference. – William James

83301. Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver. – William James

83302. If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. – William James

83303. If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. – William James

83304. If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. – William James

83305. In business for yourself, not by yourself. – William James

83306. Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James

83307. Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. – William James

83308. Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another. – William James

83309. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. – William James

83310. It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again. – William James

83311. It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. – William James

83312. In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. – William James

83313. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain. – William James

83314. A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James

83315. Were I not a king, I would be a university man. – King James I

83316. Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs. – King James I

83317. I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman. – King James I

83318. What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself. – Anna Jameson

83319. The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself. – Anna Jameson

83320. What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. – Anna Jameson

83321. We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love. – Anna Jameson

83322. Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth. – Anna Jameson

83323. Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords – philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather. – Anna Jameson

83324. All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side. – Anna Jameson

83325. A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense. – Anna Jameson

83326. Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never. – Anna Jameson

83327. In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil. – Anna Jameson

83328. So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is, and wants you to agree; and, moreover, to consider US interests as being universal ones. – Fredric Jameson

83329. The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages. – Fredric Jameson

83330. The more worrying feature of the new global corporate structures is their capacity to devastate national labour markets by transferring their operations to cheaper locations overseas. – Fredric Jameson

83331. Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism – in that sense, playing the game of US interests – by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that. – Fredric Jameson

83332. In most of the European countries – France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism – the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements. – Fredric Jameson

83333. If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West. – Fredric Jameson

83334. For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, aren’t we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US? – Fredric Jameson

83335. And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination – of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals. – Fredric Jameson

83336. A further point is that, little by little, in the current universe, everything is slowly being named; nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all its individual manifestations. – Fredric Jameson

83337. The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. – Fredric Jameson

83338. I’m quite grateful to the BBC. They helped me back onto the touring circuit. – Louise Jameson

83339. Tom is the most eccentric person I have ever worked with. We get on very well and I am most impressed with how he can hold an audience in the palm of his hand. – Louise Jameson

83340. They must have a feeling of do or die. It is such an overcrowded profession. – Louise Jameson

83341. It’s a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it’s full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you. – Louise Jameson

83342. They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh! – Louise Jameson

83343. We were the victims of the new producer but what annoyed me was they told the press we were leaving before us. – Louise Jameson

83344. It was all to do with the change of producer as well as political reasons I don’t really comprehend. – Louise Jameson

83345. It definitely puts a strain on family life – I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I’ve been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year. – Louise Jameson

83346. I’ve been on the road for four years. I won’t recognise the place again, until I walk out on stage. – Louise Jameson

83347. I would love to go back as Leela in this new series. – Louise Jameson

83348. I think it’s one of my favourite theatres ever, so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history. The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant. – Louise Jameson

83349. I think I was first choice for the part. I don’t know – that’s what they always tell you anyway. I didn’t have to do any audition for the part. Sam saw me in Dinner and the whole thing slipped into place. – Louise Jameson

83350. I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she gets progressively drunker. It’s all terribly funny and its main challenge is that it’s so far away from what I usually do. – Louise Jameson

83351. I never watch TV. I’m a Radio Four addict. I love listening to music too. – Louise Jameson

83352. I found that a bit unfair. However, I did feel quite liberated when I left. I’m very grateful to the show – it revived a flagging career, but I’m glad to be away from it now. – Louise Jameson

83353. I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare. – Louise Jameson

83354. He was incredibly good as Dr Who. He brought all his eccentricities to the role and was so charismatic and charming. He must be the fans firm favourite. – Louise Jameson

83355. They handled it very badly. It was disappointing and very humiliating. John York was very rude. He never consulted with me over what he said to the press. – Louise Jameson

83356. I’m hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career – they are so fun and witty. – Louise Jameson

83357. Language is memory and metaphor. – Storm Jameson

83358. Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn’t learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters? – Storm Jameson

83359. The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it. – Storm Jameson

83360. Hope is a talent like any other. – Storm Jameson

83361. For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received. – Storm Jameson

83362. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. – Storm Jameson

83363. The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable. – Storm Jameson

83364. We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda? – Judith Jamison

83365. Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit. – Judith Jamison

83366. Dancing is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that. You’re dancing spirit. – Judith Jamison

83367. People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them. – Judith Jamison

83368. May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage. – Yahya Jammeh

83369. Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another. – Yahya Jammeh

83370. Despite all odds we have emerged as one people and one country. – Yahya Jammeh

83371. Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. – Gerald Jampolsky

83372. The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls. – Gerald Jampolsky

83373. You can be right or you can be happy. – Gerald Jampolsky

83374. When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge. – Gerald Jampolsky

83375. Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. – Gerald Jampolsky

83376. A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations. – Gerald Jampolsky

83377. Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. – Gerald Jampolsky

83378. I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. – Gerald Jampolsky

83379. Forgiveness means letting go of the past. – Gerald Jampolsky

83380. Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. – Gerald Jampolsky

83381. Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. – Gerald Jampolsky

83382. On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother. – Calamity Jane

83383. While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885. – Calamity Jane

83384. When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men’s clothes. – Calamity Jane

83385. We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889. – Calamity Jane

83386. Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884. – Calamity Jane

83387. I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting and found that my friend had been killed by McCall. – Calamity Jane

83388. I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer. – Calamity Jane

83389. During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis. – Calamity Jane

83390. By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age. – Calamity Jane

83391. As many of the riders before me had been held up and robbed of their packages, mail and money that they carried, for that was the only means of getting mail and money between these points. – Calamity Jane

83392. It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark. – Calamity Jane

83393. We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded. – Calamity Jane

83394. To me, it’s the kiss of death when you start winking at the audience as an actor. I just never liked it. I don’t like it when we do monologues, looking into the character. – Thomas Jane

83395. If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience. – Thomas Jane

83396. It’s kind of true that they just start making the same movie over and over again. It’s also true that the times dictate what kind of movies get made and what kind are not. So I’m always looking for something that’s a little fresh and something that I haven’t seen before. – Thomas Jane

83397. It’s not that the film is violent, it’s that people have an issue with violence right now. – Thomas Jane

83398. I’m of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it’s a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I’d be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do. – Thomas Jane

83399. Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the ’50s and ’60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy. – Thomas Jane

83400. My dad was an entrepreneurial businessman, and maybe I got some of his ability. – Thomas Jane

83401. Some of the supporting roles that I’ve done as an actor, I took them because I knew that I would get to watch some of the leading guys in the movies, and also I’d get to work with them. – Thomas Jane

83402. To stand there and do nothing on film is probably the hardest thing to do. – Thomas Jane

83403. I spent a lot of years just learning my craft and falling down in front of the camera. – Thomas Jane

83404. People lose people, we lose things in our life as we’re constantly growing and changing. That’s what life is is change, and a lot of that is loss. It’s what you gain from that loss that makes life. – Thomas Jane

83405. Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that’s a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act. – Thomas Jane

83406. I’m interested in people that don’t always do the right thing, its much more akin to what I know about life. – Thomas Jane

83407. I’m a really huge fan of the old romantic comedies from the ’30s and ’40s… Huge fan. I love all that stuff. – Thomas Jane

83408. I want to make movies that I want to see, and what I miss and I’m not seeing. – Thomas Jane

83409. I still collect comics. I still have a great love and respect for the genre. – Thomas Jane

83410. I’m interested in the impact my movies have on people and how it affects them, and what they like and what they don’t like – and what they take away from it. What leaves an impression, you know? – Thomas Jane

83411. I just have a respect for my audience. That seems to be pretty logical. – Thomas Jane

83412. I can’t stand to see myself act. It just makes me cringe. – Thomas Jane

83413. Harrison Ford – one of my favorite actors – has a wonderful sense of character and depth and uniqueness to him, yet he’s able to just deliver the lines without putting any English on it. – Thomas Jane

83414. I think what makes us human – is our interconnectedness among people. It’s our ability to form and maintain relationships. It’s the barometer by which we call ourselves human. – Thomas Jane

83415. The Goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as I’m concerned it can have it. – Elizabeth Janeway

83416. Like their personal lives, women’s history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others. – Elizabeth Janeway

83417. As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor. – Elizabeth Janeway

83418. Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections? – Elizabeth Janeway

83419. The deal we made was that if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota – that’s what they wanted, the invitation – if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota, he would guarantee South Dakota 400 Citibank jobs. – Bill Janklow

83420. We’ve become a plastic society. – Bill Janklow

83421. There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime. – Bill Janklow

83422. They’re pushing credit cards. They don’t take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don’t take this one, but they take that one, or you’d better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there. – Bill Janklow

83423. What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability to reverse the arbitrage. Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit, and that saved the bank. – Bill Janklow

83424. The rest of the world wants our cash; we like plastic. – Bill Janklow

83425. If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota’s kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it’s been phenomenal for South Dakota. – Bill Janklow

83426. I like practicing law. – Bill Janklow

83427. I bought a railroad during this period of time. – Bill Janklow

83428. Folks can’t carry around money in their pocket. They’ve got to go to an ATM machine, and they’ve got to pay a few dollars to get their own dollars out of the machine. Who ever thought you’d pay cash to get cash? That’s where we’ve gotten to. – Bill Janklow

83429. Citibank had nothing to do with getting reelected. – Bill Janklow

83430. Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank. – Bill Janklow

83431. So people ought to be free to leave here, but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home. – Bill Janklow

83432. What’s taken God 200 years to create was wiped out in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist, And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays. – Bill Janklow

83433. You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash – your own money. – Bill Janklow

83434. If we come to power we will abolish the multi-ethnic society. – Hans Janmaat

83435. And shooting things in a documentary style was a good way to create tension and energy without money. – Michael Patrick Jann

83436. Basically, when I look at my life, I think I’m lucky to be given the opportunities I’ve had. – Michael Patrick Jann

83437. I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them, with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports. – Michael Patrick Jann

83438. If you blithely do what you do and you’re good at what you do, and try to be a decent person, you can succeed. – Michael Patrick Jann

83439. It was a wealthy family, and they heard me talk about movies, and they told me I should go into movies. That’s the benefit of hanging out with rich people; they have no sense of what is or isn’t possible. – Michael Patrick Jann

83440. Usually you talk about directors in terms of the way they choose camera lenses or a kind of light to create a certain effect. But to me the most valuable commodity for a movie to create is a feeling of life, and that’s what A Hard Day’s Night has in spades. – Michael Patrick Jann

83441. Knowing what I do now, I don’t know if I’d ever have the balls to go to film school, with no connections and no knowledge of the business side at all. – Michael Patrick Jann

83442. If I could stomach the awful part of being a veterinarian, which involves sticking your hand up animals’ behinds, I would be a vet. – Allison Janney

83443. An agent said he didn’t know what to do with me, I wouldn’t be able to play any parts but lesbians and aliens. – Allison Janney

83444. Someone said I wasn’t attractive enough. People say those things, but they make you stronger. Then you can win an Emmy and think, ha, ha, ha. – Allison Janney

83445. One out of forty American men wears women’s clothing. We’ve had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress. – Allison Janney

83446. Most Republicans call the show ‘The Left Wing.’ – Allison Janney

83447. I can access emotions very easily. – Allison Janney

83448. It is a very difficult job, being the servant of two masters. – Allison Janney

83449. I’m afraid of flying. – Allison Janney

83450. I’d like to make really important movies, like American Beauty. I was really proud to be a part of that movie. – Allison Janney

83451. I like people trying to do two things at once. – Allison Janney

83452. I have the power of my height. Growing up, it was a total drawback. There was nothing good about it at all. – Allison Janney

83453. I grew up with brothers. I love men. Of course it’s hard to be a woman in a man’s world. – Allison Janney

83454. I can tell when men are threatened by my height. – Allison Janney

83455. Everyone couldn’t be happier and more terrified. – Allison Janney

83456. Great drama is all about conflict, and what’s a better conflict than Republican-Democrat? – Allison Janney

83457. I am lucky enough to have Aaron Sorkin write what I have to say. – Allison Janney

83458. It’s a great way to start the day, hearing you’ve been nominated for an Emmy. It’s just thrilling. – Allison Janney

83459. Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars. – Tama Janowitz

83460. With publicity comes humiliation. – Tama Janowitz

83461. I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it’s great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished. – Famke Janssen

83462. We’ve always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them. – Famke Janssen

83463. Triple tonguing? It was sort of invented. It wasn’t in the script. It was something that I came up with. – Famke Janssen

83464. The only way to do is just to go for it, otherwise it ends up looking phoney. – Famke Janssen

83465. Robert De Niro… It seemed like a pretty cool thing to do to put his name on my resume next. – Famke Janssen

83466. Just because you’re of the same sex, what difference does it make? Get married to whomever you want. – Famke Janssen

83467. I want to work with great directors. I want to work on good material with good actors. I’ve probably done 20 movies at this point and a lot of independents. It’s been an incredible ride and I love it and I’m just going to keep going and doing what I’m doing. – Famke Janssen

83468. I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He’s a very talented director. – Famke Janssen

83469. I love scary movies. The Shining and Don’t Look Now are two of the best. – Famke Janssen

83470. I live in New York. I don’t really particularly want to move to LA. – Famke Janssen

83471. I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don’t sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don’t. There’s always a good reason for doing something. – Famke Janssen

83472. I know Dark Phoenix is a huge part of the X-Men saga, so I’m assuming they’re at least going to want to touch on it, but I don’t know and I don’t know whether I would want to be involved. That depends on many different things. – Famke Janssen

83473. It’s never been important to be a huge star or to have some breakout role. If you’re the lead, you get a lot more screen time and you get a lot more chances to develop that character more thoroughly than you would if you do it in a little supporting part. – Famke Janssen

83474. I have a friend in New York who’s a stylist and I went over to her place because she’s got a lot of clothes. I basically ended up wearing most of it. So it’s all stuff that I brought over. – Famke Janssen

83475. Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I’d say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I’d only be in action films, but I’m interested in a more varied career than that. – Famke Janssen

83476. I always feel like I want to do my career my own way. I never follow anybody’s path, what they’ve done. – Famke Janssen

83477. I don’t know how to cook and there’s so much work involved you have to buy the groceries and prepare them. I like it when people cook for me, or I’ll just order some take-out. – Famke Janssen

83478. You can’t ever be really free if you admire somebody too much. – Tove Jansson

83479. I like to be surrounded by harmonies and fullness and richness and vitality. – Al Jardine

83480. It took me 29 years to finish that song. That’s a typical Jardine move. – Al Jardine

83481. It’s a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to California to make this place a safe haven for George W. Bush in 2004. It’s incredible when you think about it. The recall cost the state $100 million. – Al Jardine

83482. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away. – Derek Jarman

83483. Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking. – Derek Jarman

83484. The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion. – Derek Jarman

83485. All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It’s like an ideal of racial purity. – Derek Jarman

83486. These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We’re going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word “queer” is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer. – Derek Jarman

83487. I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. – Derek Jarman

83488. Well, actually, I don’t consider myself a jazz legend or anything. – Joseph Jarman

83489. You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it’s not unique at all. – Joseph Jarman

83490. You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here’s this vital energy, and that element doesn’t even know it exists! – Joseph Jarman

83491. When Christopher and Charles passed away, I was completely depressed, I felt rejected and real down, and so Roscoe invited me because he had this spirit of compassion, and we had gone to school together, were friends and everything. – Joseph Jarman

83492. Well, remember that we were all members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. – Joseph Jarman

83493. Well, by the end of the millennium, five, six months from now, we hope to somehow manage to move into a new location where we have the whole building, so we can devote space to all our activities. – Joseph Jarman

83494. We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that. – Joseph Jarman

83495. The Vision Festival was packed every night, always has been for the four years it’s been happening. – Joseph Jarman

83496. So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that’s what I started to do. – Joseph Jarman

83497. So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I’d been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music. – Joseph Jarman

83498. In fact, since no one’s been interested in my work, I took the responsibility recently to invest in my own work, so I’m producing a concert that was done at the Vision Festival in May. – Joseph Jarman

83499. Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall. – Joseph Jarman

83500. So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I’ve come in contact with. – Joseph Jarman

83501. I hadn’t been practicing or playing or anything. But that had been a vital part of my life. – Joseph Jarman

83502. I’ve been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I’ve been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit. – Joseph Jarman

83503. But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what’s going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith. – Joseph Jarman

83504. It took me a long time to reach the decision to retire, actually, from the Art Ensemble. – Joseph Jarman

83505. Lotta people don’t realize when you grow up with people, you have an affinity, a relationship you don’t get with anyone else. After you’re twenty years old, anyone you meet after that, it’s different from the people you knew before. – Joseph Jarman

83506. Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression. – Joseph Jarman

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83507. People call to keep me abreast of what’s going on. – Joseph Jarman

83508. People doing the kind of sound research that I’m interested in still have a difficult time. – Joseph Jarman

83509. I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been forced to move from zone to zone. – Joseph Jarman

83510. I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It’s always a real collaboration for me. – Jim Jarmusch

83511. I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don’t apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does. – Jim Jarmusch

83512. I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn’t either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that’s blocking the way for industrial progress, or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche. I wanted him to be a complicated human being. – Jim Jarmusch

83513. I started working with friends of mine and that, to some degree, continues. – Jim Jarmusch

83514. I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn’t play, it has a poignancy to it. – Jim Jarmusch

83515. I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way. – Jim Jarmusch

83516. I’d wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema. – Jim Jarmusch

83517. I’ve always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there. – Jim Jarmusch

83518. If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you’ll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry. – Jim Jarmusch

83519. It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn’t have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things. – Jim Jarmusch

83520. What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which I didn’t think would really happen, but at least I had it in case. – Jim Jarmusch

83521. I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we’re really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting. – Jim Jarmusch

83522. The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they’re shot is very simple and the same. – Jim Jarmusch

83523. Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision. – Jim Jarmusch

83524. Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about. – Jim Jarmusch

83525. When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me. – Jim Jarmusch

83526. I like doing them and they’re ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don’t have to be really realistic characters that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film. They’re really fun, I want to make more of them definitely. – Jim Jarmusch

83527. A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren’t in it for the money. William Blake – only his first book was legitimately published. – Jim Jarmusch

83528. Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game. – Jim Jarmusch

83529. Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy. – Jim Jarmusch

83530. Hopefully, if not it’s not working right. I’m like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas. – Jim Jarmusch

83531. I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films – although I think they do have plots – but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are. – Jim Jarmusch

83532. I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down. – Jim Jarmusch

83533. I didn’t get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one. – Jim Jarmusch

83534. I didn’t get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they’d given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake. – Jim Jarmusch

83535. I didn’t go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world. – Jim Jarmusch

83536. I don’t like American football. I think it’s boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It’s played on a diamond. – Jim Jarmusch

83537. I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don’t like looking back. I don’t even like talking about ’em! So I’m really digging back in my memory because I don’t like to sit and look at my films again. – Jim Jarmusch

83538. Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper. – Jim Jarmusch

83539. But, yes, now I wouldn’t do some of those soundtracks the way I did them. – Maurice Jarre

83540. Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema. – Maurice Jarre

83541. With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them. – Maurice Jarre

83542. When I was 15, I did not know nothing about what concerned the world of music. – Maurice Jarre

83543. The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them. – Maurice Jarre

83544. Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting. – Maurice Jarre

83545. Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad, there is always an executive that gets more nervous than usual and thinks that if they change the music, the film will become a masterpiece. – Maurice Jarre

83546. My parents did not have any interest in music. – Maurice Jarre

83547. In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the desert to rescue a lost man, Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend the scene to let my work stay completely. – Maurice Jarre

83548. For Ryan’s Daughter I used a total of eight harps, something that was, at least, weird. – Maurice Jarre

83549. A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie. – Maurice Jarre

83550. I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written. – Maurice Jarre

83551. I’ve been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet. – Al Jarreau

83552. These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I’m washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you’re driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them. – Al Jarreau

83553. That’s Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I’d never worked with before. – Al Jarreau

83554. That’s the way I try to live. I think it’s the only way for human beings at this point in our evolution as souls, where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff. – Al Jarreau

83555. Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it’s not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues. – Al Jarreau

83556. Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I’m introducing some new music that people haven’t really heard me do in quite this fashion. – Al Jarreau

83557. We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful. We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way. – Al Jarreau

83558. My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling. – Al Jarreau

83559. I’ve thought about doing it as soon as it is possible with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there. I don’t know how soon that will be. – Al Jarreau

83560. I’m really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven’t had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do. – Al Jarreau

83561. I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career. – Al Jarreau

83562. I have been with the record company and Tommy was there doing records with other people. – Al Jarreau

83563. I don’t know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer. Every living thing tends toward the good or we would have been gone a long time ago. – Al Jarreau

83564. Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road. – Al Jarreau

83565. Learn it well in your head, know it well, pick things you know and bring the old you and all the experience you have from singing these various kinds of feelings that are still related to what I have done in the rest of my career. – Al Jarreau

83566. More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don’t happen in the studio. – Al Jarreau

83567. A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. – Randall Jarrell

83568. In the United States, there one feels free… Except from the Americans – but every pearl has its oyster. – Randall Jarrell

83569. If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren’t like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like. – Randall Jarrell

83570. I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can’t read any poetry. – Randall Jarrell

83571. He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors. – Randall Jarrell

83572. I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women: they understand each other worse, and it matters less, than either of them suppose. – Randall Jarrell

83573. One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. – Randall Jarrell

83574. The blind date that has stood you up: your life. – Randall Jarrell

83575. The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. – Randall Jarrell

83576. To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all. – Randall Jarrell

83577. It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life. – Randall Jarrell

83578. The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail. – Bede Jarrett

83579. The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough. – Bede Jarrett

83580. Once we’re inside a tune, we can do anything with it. – Keith Jarrett

83581. When you’re up against an electric band like that, it’s like you’re on two separate planets. – Keith Jarrett

83582. I don’t like recording studios – except my own, which is just a little room above the garage. – Keith Jarrett

83583. I’m not talking ideas, or even presentation. It’s like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player – like your skin or your heart. – Keith Jarrett

83584. If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it? – Keith Jarrett

83585. Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute. – Keith Jarrett

83586. We really never know what we’re gonna play when we get on stage. – Keith Jarrett

83587. Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple. – Keith Jarrett

83588. I cannot say what I think is right about music. I only know the rightness of it. – Keith Jarrett

83589. One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost. – Valerie Jarrett

83590. Our whole philosophy is one of transparency. – Valerie Jarrett

83591. Please be assured that as we move along through the implementation of health insurance reform, making sure that we find efficiencies within the existing system, is foremost on the President’s mind. – Valerie Jarrett

83592. The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what’s important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward. – Valerie Jarrett

83593. No one will be forced to take the public option. The word option means choice. – Valerie Jarrett

83594. The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure. – Valerie Jarrett

83595. We want to make sure that we incentivize the health care system to be designed to provide you the best quality health care possible. – Valerie Jarrett

83596. We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together. – Valerie Jarrett

83597. But if I were to sum up who Barack Obama is and how he plans to meet this moment with one word, that word would be ‘responsibility.’ Responsibility to each other, our families, our communities, our country, and our world. – Valerie Jarrett

83598. President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress. – Valerie Jarrett

83599. My goal in the new administration is to engage all of the stakeholders, everyone who can help us meet the challenges of the 21st century, and ensure that we work together. – Valerie Jarrett

83600. A new era of responsibility is here. – Valerie Jarrett

83601. Financial regulatory reform is one of the top legislative priorities of the Obama Administration. – Valerie Jarrett

83602. For those that are working part time, in small businesses, or who are unemployed and do not currently have health insurance, we want to make sure that you are covered. – Valerie Jarrett

83603. Given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one. – Valerie Jarrett

83604. The President has been a big proponent of the public option since the campaign. – Valerie Jarrett

83605. If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe. – Valerie Jarrett

83606. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change. – Valerie Jarrett

83607. Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations. – Alfred Jarry

83608. The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character. – Alfred Jarry

83609. God is the tangential point between zero and infinity. – Alfred Jarry

83610. We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings. – Alfred Jarry

83611. We believe… that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts. – Alfred Jarry

83612. It is conventional to call “monster” any blending of dissonant elements. I call “monster” every original inexhaustible beauty. – Alfred Jarry

83613. Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men. – Alfred Jarry

83614. Thank goodness we don’t live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas. – Wojciech Jaruzelski

83615. Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. – Robert Jarvik

83616. I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager. – Eugene Jarvis

83617. I was originally going to become a biochemist, but it just got way too complicated. – Eugene Jarvis

83618. The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games. – Eugene Jarvis

83619. To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience. – Eugene Jarvis

83620. I’m an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don’t like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate. – Eugene Jarvis

83621. It has worked great good in other communities in the state where it has been honestly and faithfully tried, and I feel confident it will do the same in Pitt, if we faithfully administer the law, and that it will bring gladness and joy into the homes of the people. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83622. I beg you do not vote for stills and open bar-rooms in the county. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83623. The cry comes from the friends of the school-room, from those who would give the State a strong, great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness. This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men, no matter where his home may be. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83624. The people of one county can not be indifferent to the welfare of the people in another county. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83625. Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83626. In the first place I remark that no human law is perfect in its construction or execution. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83627. I use the term bar-room to represent every means for the sale and traffic in liquor, and I earnestly appeal to the people to put an end to the traffic, no matter under what name or guise it may be carried on. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83628. I beg you to look at the promising boys and beautiful girls in your homes and in your communities, and then you will not put these temptations in their way. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83629. I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83630. The school-room sends men to the Legislature, to the bench, and the executive office. The bar-room sends them to the scaffold and hell. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83631. Yes, it is worse than thrown away, because every fair minded man must admit that the expenditure of this sum of money in the county for intoxicating liquor creates lawlessness, makes criminals, wrecks homes and brings trouble to innocent women and children. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83632. We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83633. There is an eternal conflict between the school-room and the bar-room. The school-room makes men, the bar-room destroys them. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

83634. Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought. – Karl Jaspers

83635. The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man’s being, unfolding itself in thought. – Karl Jaspers

83636. To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet. – Karl Jaspers

83637. The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding. – Karl Jaspers

83638. The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life. – Karl Jaspers

83639. The study of law left me unsatisfied, because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves. I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with fictions that did not interest me. – Karl Jaspers

83640. At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost. – Karl Jaspers

83641. Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life’s work. – Karl Jaspers

83642. Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference. – Karl Jaspers

83643. My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in making these historical origins my own. – Karl Jaspers

83644. The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls. – Karl Jaspers

83645. If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts. – Karl Jaspers

83646. I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker’s questions to become comprehensible. – Karl Jaspers

83647. I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come. – Karl Jaspers

83648. Everything depends therefore on encountering thought at its source. Such thought is the reality of man’s being, which achieved consciousness and understanding of itself through it. – Karl Jaspers

83649. Only as an individual can man become a philosopher. – Karl Jaspers

83650. Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action. – Karl Jaspers

83651. As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity. – Karl Jaspers

83652. Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul. – Karl Jaspers

83653. Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history. – Karl Jaspers

83654. Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension. – Karl Jaspers

83655. I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. – Javan

83656. Listen closely as those around you speak; great truths are revealed in jest. – Javan

83657. Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion. – Javan

83658. From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law. – Leon Jaworski

83659. I would rather have a competent extremist than an incompetent moderate. – Leon Jaworski

83660. The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments. – Ron Jaworski

83661. As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it’s obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs. – Ron Jaworski

83662. We have a lot of rule changes. I am part of the competition committee. We spent a lot time evaluating the game, how do we make the game better for our fans. – Ron Jaworski

83663. We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach. – Ron Jaworski

83664. To go to the next level, you have to be special, and I look for those special qualities in those players, those qualities that I think will translate to the NFL. – Ron Jaworski

83665. The Jets seem to be a franchise in freefall. – Ron Jaworski

83666. The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team. – Ron Jaworski

83667. The city of Wildwood has been fantastic in helping us and supporting this event. This is a small way of the Soul saying thanks to our fans. – Ron Jaworski

83668. One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn’t want to take the chance. – Ron Jaworski

83669. I’ve addressed this before, and I’ll say it again: The league has to take a long, hard look at full-time officials. The officiating has been inconsistent all season long. – Ron Jaworski

83670. I’m a bit surprised that the Raiders turned to Art Shell to be their new head coach, not because Shell isn’t a good head coach – he had success before as the Raiders’ head coach – but because he’s been away from the game so long and the game has changed a lot in those years. – Ron Jaworski

83671. A labor strike will tear away a lot of the good things going for this league. – Ron Jaworski

83672. But when you get into a situation where you can acquire a proven leader, a proven quality player, an unselfish player, a guy who taken a team to the Super Bowl, I think you do it. – Ron Jaworski

83673. Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass. – Ron Jaworski

83674. A little more movement of the defensive side of the ball, some rules that will be unnoticed, but a big rule will be allowing the jack linebacker to move out of the box sideline to sideline. – Ron Jaworski

83675. I love to see Favre playing his best football, and if his mind his right, he’ll probably have a fine season. – Ron Jaworski

83676. ‘Referring the matter to a committee’ can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions. – Antony Jay

83677. You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide. – Antony Jay

83678. The Opposition aren’t really the Opposition. They’re just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence. – Antony Jay

83679. Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young. – Antony Jay

83680. He’s suffering from Politicians’ Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it. – Antony Jay

83681. The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. – Antony Jay

83682. With this CD technology, you can just remix a record right there on the spot. – Jam Master Jay

83683. If I started at 13, by the time I was 14 I was already good enough to play in front of people. I started off playing drums when I was 5, so playing in front of people didn’t matter – not a problem. – Jam Master Jay

83684. You really need to be on the edge and you have to keep your eyes open. – Jam Master Jay

83685. There’s no way that if you get participation out of a person can they say you didn’t rock it. – Jam Master Jay

83686. Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing. – Jam Master Jay

83687. Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they’d take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar. – Jam Master Jay

83688. The technology is just so far gone. It’s just like back in the day you needed a suitcase just to have a cell phone. The battery was so heavy, it was like carrying a gallon of soda around with you all day. – Jam Master Jay

83689. Profile has half the publishing and they control and administer the publishing and distribute and own the records, so our group is a 10-point crew. But we got a lot of money off of the shows. – Jam Master Jay

83690. I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers. – Jam Master Jay

83691. I just wanted to be a part of the band. Actually, that’s what inspired me. – Jam Master Jay

83692. How I dressed in high school is the way we dressed. – Jam Master Jay

83693. Going to your set with the headphones on in the middle of the night so that your parents don’t know what you’re doing when you’re supposed to be asleep is great. I was rocking the bedroom. That was so much more fun when I got the 1200s. – Jam Master Jay

83694. Believing in something and being a part of something you believe in and watching it work and coming from it. – Jam Master Jay

83695. Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn’t know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn’t know what they were talking about it. – Jam Master Jay

83696. And I know how many DJ pools have grown and I know how DJing has grown in the overall, but that was the technical side of it to me. DJs were rolling around, looking for stuff to buy and looking to see what was in the store when they get there. – Jam Master Jay

83697. At the beginning, it was me, Run and D, but D’s voice is messed up. – Jam Master Jay

83698. I was a drummer and I played the guitar. – Jam Master Jay

83699. No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent. – John Jay

83700. Those who own the country ought to govern it. – John Jay

83701. A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal. – William Jay

83702. Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is. – William Jay

83703. Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn’t talking. He wanted me to go to theology school – I didn’t want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music. – Wyclef Jean

83704. When I’m rhyming it’s all in my head… Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing. – Wyclef Jean

83705. What I’m trying to do is break the genre from what is rap and what is music. – Wyclef Jean

83706. There’s not a hip-hop artist that didn’t snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It’s totally impossible. – Wyclef Jean

83707. That’s the best way to feed the human mind. That’s how Bob Marley did it. He never put it in your face. After you got the groove, you were just singing the hooks, because you thought it was cool. – Wyclef Jean

83708. I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time. – Wyclef Jean

83709. Rap records don’t make you feel good no more. Six months after release, it can’t come back as a classic. – Wyclef Jean

83710. You get quick money, it’s beautiful, there’s sunshine, but at the end of the day, you find out it’s all a masquerade, baby. It’s not what it seems. – Wyclef Jean

83711. My songs are really never titled. Sometimes I call it one thing. then I change it. – Wyclef Jean

83712. My parents were Christian. – Wyclef Jean

83713. My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from. – Wyclef Jean

83714. When the Fugees were big, we made a whole lot of money, and what happened was that I saved my money and never spent it. – Wyclef Jean

83715. It was important that I became successful. People say they do it for the love, and yes, you do it for the love, but you want to be successful. – Wyclef Jean

83716. I’m the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today. – Wyclef Jean

83717. I’m like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I’ve loved entertaining people ever since I was little. – Wyclef Jean

83718. I’m cheap, and I’m proud of it! – Wyclef Jean

83719. I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That’s where I get the inspiration to help people out and work. – Wyclef Jean

83720. I do music for the love of it, and I’ve been doing it from a very young age: about 11. – Wyclef Jean

83721. I didn’t grow up to call a woman a ho. That’s just how I was brought up. I won’t call a girl a bitch, unless she wants me to call her a bitch. – Wyclef Jean

83722. I always want to know what’s wrong with you, why you ain’t smiling. That’s just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time. – Wyclef Jean

83723. Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers. – Wyclef Jean

83724. All that violence in the world, we need to stop that. – Wyclef Jean

83725. I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences. – Wyclef Jean

83726. The plain fact is that there are no conclusions. – James Jeans

83727. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. – James Jeans

83728. To travel hopefully is better than to arrive. – James Jeans

83729. From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician. – James Jeans

83730. Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars. – James Jeans

83731. Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties. – James Jeans

83732. Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us. – Robinson Jeffers

83733. He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse. – Robinson Jeffers

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83734. Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it. – Robinson Jeffers

83735. Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice. – Robinson Jeffers

83736. The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man. – Robinson Jeffers

83737. I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me. – Joseph Jefferson

83738. We are only tenants, and shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. – Joseph Jefferson

83739. I try to be as efficient as possible. – Richard Jefferson

83740. Businessmen… were not born chief executives. They were often people first. – Richard Jefferson

83741. I’m insanely optimistic. For odd, weird reasons, things always work out. – Richard Jefferson

83742. The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. – Thomas Jefferson

83743. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. – Thomas Jefferson

83744. The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. – Thomas Jefferson

83745. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. – Thomas Jefferson

83746. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. – Thomas Jefferson

83747. The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them. – Thomas Jefferson

83748. The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery. – Thomas Jefferson

83749. The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. – Thomas Jefferson

83750. The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. – Thomas Jefferson

83751. The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism. – Thomas Jefferson

83752. The most successful war seldom pays for its losses. – Thomas Jefferson

83753. The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory. – Thomas Jefferson

83754. The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. – Thomas Jefferson

83755. The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. – Thomas Jefferson

83756. The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. – Thomas Jefferson

83757. The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. – Thomas Jefferson

83758. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. – Thomas Jefferson

83759. The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. – Thomas Jefferson

83760. Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. – Thomas Jefferson

83761. The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. – Thomas Jefferson

83762. The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper. – Thomas Jefferson

83763. That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part. – Thomas Jefferson

83764. Taste cannot be controlled by law. – Thomas Jefferson

83765. Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour. – Thomas Jefferson

83766. Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. – Thomas Jefferson

83767. The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses. – Thomas Jefferson

83768. We never repent of having eaten too little. – Thomas Jefferson

83769. I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. – Thomas Jefferson

83770. So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done. – Thomas Jefferson

83771. Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival. – Thomas Jefferson

83772. Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. – Thomas Jefferson

83773. Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. – Thomas Jefferson

83774. Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. – Thomas Jefferson

83775. Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. – Thomas Jefferson

83776. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Thomas Jefferson

83777. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. – Thomas Jefferson

83778. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

83779. When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. – Thomas Jefferson

83780. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. – Thomas Jefferson

83781. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. – Thomas Jefferson

83782. The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. – Thomas Jefferson

83783. We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country. – Thomas Jefferson

83784. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

83785. We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest. – Thomas Jefferson

83786. We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. – Thomas Jefferson

83787. War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. – Thomas Jefferson

83788. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast. – Thomas Jefferson

83789. To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education. – Thomas Jefferson

83790. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

83791. There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world. – Thomas Jefferson

83792. There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. – Thomas Jefferson

83793. There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. – Thomas Jefferson

83794. When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property. – Thomas Jefferson

83795. An injured friend is the bitterest of foes. – Thomas Jefferson

83796. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. – Thomas Jefferson

83797. I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. – Thomas Jefferson

83798. I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. – Thomas Jefferson

83799. I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. – Thomas Jefferson

83800. Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. – Thomas Jefferson

83801. I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. – Thomas Jefferson

83802. I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. – Thomas Jefferson

83803. I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. – Thomas Jefferson

83804. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. – Thomas Jefferson

83805. Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind. – Thomas Jefferson

83806. I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. – Thomas Jefferson

83807. As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also. – Thomas Jefferson

83808. I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad. – Thomas Jefferson

83809. An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. – Thomas Jefferson

83810. An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. – Thomas Jefferson

83811. Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. – Thomas Jefferson

83812. All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. – Thomas Jefferson

83813. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Thomas Jefferson

83814. Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. – Thomas Jefferson

83815. A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. – Thomas Jefferson

83816. A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson

83817. A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks. – Thomas Jefferson

83818. A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. – Thomas Jefferson

83819. A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. – Thomas Jefferson

83820. Be polite to all, but intimate with few. – Thomas Jefferson

83821. Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted. – Thomas Jefferson

83822. Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us. – Thomas Jefferson

83823. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. – Thomas Jefferson

83824. Power is not alluring to pure minds. – Thomas Jefferson

83825. Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it. – Thomas Jefferson

83826. I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson

83827. Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. – Thomas Jefferson

83828. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Thomas Jefferson

83829. In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. – Thomas Jefferson

83830. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

83831. In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

83832. In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also. – Thomas Jefferson

83833. Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. – Thomas Jefferson

83834. If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. – Thomas Jefferson

83835. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. – Thomas Jefferson

83836. Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. – Thomas Jefferson

83837. If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? – Thomas Jefferson

83838. I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others. – Thomas Jefferson

83839. I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. – Thomas Jefferson

83840. I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary. – Thomas Jefferson

83841. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. – Thomas Jefferson

83842. I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. – Thomas Jefferson

83843. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. – Thomas Jefferson

83844. If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson

83845. If God is just, I tremble for my country. – Thomas Jefferson

83846. I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

83847. It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. – Thomas Jefferson

83848. My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair. – Thomas Jefferson

83849. Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government. – Thomas Jefferson

83850. My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. – Thomas Jefferson

83851. Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations. – Thomas Jefferson

83852. Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains. – Thomas Jefferson

83853. Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. – Thomas Jefferson

83854. Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people. – Thomas Jefferson

83855. Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. – Thomas Jefferson

83856. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good. – Thomas Jefferson

83857. Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. – Thomas Jefferson

83858. It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

83859. But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. – Thomas Jefferson

83860. It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. – Thomas Jefferson

83861. It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read. – Thomas Jefferson

83862. It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. – Thomas Jefferson

83863. It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong. – Thomas Jefferson

83864. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. – Thomas Jefferson

83865. It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. – Thomas Jefferson

83866. Never spend your money before you have earned it. – Thomas Jefferson

83867. Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. – Thomas Jefferson

83868. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Thomas Jefferson

83869. It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. – Thomas Jefferson

83870. Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. – Thomas Jefferson

83871. No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place. – Thomas Jefferson

83872. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. – Thomas Jefferson

83873. Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson

83874. Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. – Thomas Jefferson

83875. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. – Thomas Jefferson

83876. One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. – Thomas Jefferson

83877. One man with courage is a majority. – Thomas Jefferson

83878. Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. – Thomas Jefferson

83879. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson

83880. None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. – Thomas Jefferson

83881. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson

83882. No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it. – Thomas Jefferson

83883. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. – Thomas Jefferson

83884. No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms. – Thomas Jefferson

83885. One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them. – Thomas Jefferson

83886. I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind. – Thomas Jefferson

83887. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. – Thomas Jefferson

83888. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

83889. Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. – Thomas Jefferson

83890. Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. – Thomas Jefferson

83891. I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. – Thomas Jefferson

83892. How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. – Thomas Jefferson

83893. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

83894. History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. – Thomas Jefferson

83895. He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. – Thomas Jefferson

83896. He who knows best knows how little he knows. – Thomas Jefferson

83897. Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

83898. Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another? – Thomas Jefferson

83899. Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. – Thomas Jefferson

83900. Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. – Thomas Jefferson

83901. I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. – Thomas Jefferson

83902. Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. – Thomas Jefferson

83903. Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other. – Thomas Jefferson

83904. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson

83905. Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. – Thomas Jefferson

83906. Delay is preferable to error. – Thomas Jefferson

83907. For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security. – Thomas Jefferson

83908. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. – Thomas Jefferson

83909. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. – Thomas Jefferson

83910. Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism. – Thomas Jefferson

83911. Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. – Thomas Jefferson

83912. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson

83913. For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil. Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of your island country and our neighborhood. – Michael Jeffery

83914. Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity. – Michael Jeffery

83915. There is nothing more important to our Nation’s future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world. – Jim Jeffords

83916. We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond. – Jim Jeffords

83917. This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment. – Jim Jeffords

83918. The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation’s fiscal house in order. – Jim Jeffords

83919. Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation’s standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. – Jim Jeffords

83920. I don’t know anyone in the public eye who has not made a mistake and said something in a manner that does not truly reflect their intentions. – Jim Jeffords

83921. Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education. – Jim Jeffords

83922. There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices. – Francis Jeffrey

83923. Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men’s minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out. – Lord Jeffrey

83924. Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one. – Lord Jeffrey

83925. The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. – Lord Jeffrey

83926. So the Negro race has continued, and today is the day of the Negro as far as the world is concerned. They have influenced the generations of time; they have mixed their blood with many peoples, until there are many peoples not able to hold the priesthood. – Warren Jeffs

83927. You women will live as if father is still alive and in the next room. – Warren Jeffs

83928. So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music – maybe even toned down with an orchestra – you are enjoying the spirit of the black race. And that’s what I emphasize to the students. – Warren Jeffs

83929. It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God. – Warren Jeffs

83930. And ladies, build up your husband by being submissive. That’s how you will give your children success; you will want your children to be obedient, to be submissive to righteous living. – Warren Jeffs

83931. And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption – to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways. – Warren Jeffs

83932. So Ham’s wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God. – Warren Jeffs

83933. The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

83934. What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. – Gertrude Jekyll

83935. There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless. – Gertrude Jekyll

83936. The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. – Gertrude Jekyll

83937. It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig… Better to go and watch a man digging, and then take a spade and try to do it. – Gertrude Jekyll

83938. In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone. – Gertrude Jekyll

83939. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll

83940. There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight. – Gertrude Jekyll

83941. I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people. – Elfriede Jelinek

83942. The government has once again made the right socially acceptable. – Elfriede Jelinek

83943. My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak. – Elfriede Jelinek

83944. My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language. – Elfriede Jelinek

83945. Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face – for me that would be deserving of an award. – Elfriede Jelinek

83946. It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease. – Elfriede Jelinek

83947. I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing. – Elfriede Jelinek

83948. I do not want to have the feeling of writing “for eternity,” so to speak. – Elfriede Jelinek

83949. I do not fight against men, but against the system that is sexist. – Elfriede Jelinek

83950. I cannot stand public attention, I just can’t. Of course, if I may I might write something instead. – Elfriede Jelinek

83951. Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds. – Elfriede Jelinek

83952. As is said about most writers: on the one hand all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing. – Elfriede Jelinek

83953. The problem is that it is difficult to translate. – Elfriede Jelinek

83954. I think isolation is one of the greatest problems, an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity. – Elfriede Jelinek

83955. My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83956. The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83957. Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83958. Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83959. Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other; it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83960. Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83961. The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83962. New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83963. This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one’s mother tongue. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83964. My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don’t have to leave. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83965. My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83966. People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83967. The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83968. The world does not look to us in the Arab world out of a healthy desire for knowledge. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83969. There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83970. To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83971. We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83972. We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83973. We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83974. We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83975. What have we achieved since the end of the Second World War? We have allowed petty, bourgeois regimes in which everything is average, mediocre. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83976. It is through accepting other people in our own countries that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83977. In the ’70s I was in exile; every time I went back I wondered if they’d take my passport away. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83978. There are very few great poets in the world. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83979. At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83980. A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted that singular beings exist and express themselves freely. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83981. Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83982. An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83983. It is impossible to disregard such an important medium as television. We should know how to use it, learn to work in it and express new values in it. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83984. Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83985. Beauty is first and foremost an emotion. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83986. Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83987. Emigration is no longer a solution; it’s a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they’re knocking on doors that are not open. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83988. For me, poetry is a situation – a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83989. I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83990. I am a Moroccan writer of French expression. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83991. I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83992. In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83993. I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83994. I don’t feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83995. I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83996. I liked Sartre’s views but not his writing. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83997. I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83998. I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

83999. I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It’s not very funny, but it’s sincere. My commitment is to sincerity. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

84000. I’d thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it’s profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context. – Tahar Ben Jelloun

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