180000 famous quotes part 86 – 85001 to 86000

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180000 famous quotes part 86 – 85001 to 86000

85001. I try hard to convince them it’s important – but there’s a history of discomfort with minorities voting in some parts of this country, so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85002. I said we needed to organize women around the world to push peace. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85003. I came up in a family oriented towards the sick, so I always felt an obligation for doing something. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85004. Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85005. During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85006. Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn’t have the diversity it has now. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85007. As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85008. All issues are women’s issues – and there are several that are just women’s business. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85009. Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

85010. A writer’s work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story. – Eyvind Johnson

85011. In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind. – Eyvind Johnson

85012. Many men of science and poets have in their own manner, by various ways and means, and aided by others, sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone. – Eyvind Johnson

85013. And this we should believe: that hope and volition can bring us closer to our ultimate goal: justice for all, injustice for no-one. – Eyvind Johnson

85014. A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so. – Eyvind Johnson

85015. From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning. – Eyvind Johnson

85016. I don’t smoke marijuana anymore. I don’t drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn’t be criminal. – Gary Johnson

85017. I had a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ experience as governor. – Gary Johnson

85018. I’m absolutely a Ron Paul fan. – Gary Johnson

85019. I’m finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I’m finding myself really angry over what’s happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I’m angry about cap and trade. And I’ve been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs. – Gary Johnson

85020. This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime. – Gary Johnson

85021. Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won’t work. – Gary Johnson

85022. The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It’s a contest right now. – Gary Johnson

85023. The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it. – Gary Johnson

85024. The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country. – Gary Johnson

85025. Regardless of my legislation, spending has to be stopped. – Gary Johnson

85026. It’s not 2038 that Social Security is bankrupt. It’s now. – Gary Johnson

85027. It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico. – Gary Johnson

85028. Immigration is a good thing. We should make that as easy as possible. – Gary Johnson

85029. We’re on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions. – Gary Johnson

85030. Your world is as big as you make it. – Georgia Douglas Johnson

85031. Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened. – Gerald W. Johnson

85032. Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. – Gerald W. Johnson

85033. It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that. – Guy Johnson

85034. My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her. – Guy Johnson

85035. I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet. – Guy Johnson

85036. Then I thought I was going to be a photographer. I tried a hand at darkroom technician. I played in a band. It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write. – Guy Johnson

85037. The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time. – Guy Johnson

85038. With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest. – Guy Johnson

85039. The first casualty when war comes is truth. – Hiram Johnson

85040. What can I tell you? I continue to be creative, but have only been commercially successful outside of the U.S. – Holly Johnson

85041. This hype word bothers me though It always sounds like an accusation, what does it mean, advertising, column inches in the press? Bands themselves are never really responsible for all of that. That is something that happens to you when you sell millions of records. – Holly Johnson

85042. Although we were The Spice Girls of 1984 in Europe, My work has never been widely promoted in the U.S. – Holly Johnson

85043. I always saw being in a band a full time job. – Holly Johnson

85044. I always saw myself as a multi media artist. – Holly Johnson

85045. I am financing the recording myself. So I have no big names to drop. – Holly Johnson

85046. I think it’s been the topic of conversation for every one… If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place. – Holly Johnson

85047. I wanted to make the kind of records that I heard in the discos that I danced in at that time. Funky, electronic sounds, while the musicians in the band were more rock oriented. This I suppose created the sound we know as Frankie Goes To Hollywood. – Holly Johnson

85048. One U.S. hit single and a hit T Shirt in 1985 does not a celebrity make. – Holly Johnson

85049. We have such a high drop-out rate from musicians, said the head of the college. He was right – I dropped out before I even dropped in. Months later they were still asking what had happened to me, not realising that I was on a UK tour. – Holly Johnson

85050. To see a player dunk in women’s college basketball is just amazing. It’s great to see that the game has reached that level now. – Holly Johnson

85051. Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming. – Holly Johnson

85052. Let’s face it I am not Joan Collins or Boy George. – Holly Johnson

85053. There are no black film composers doing the likes of Star Wars, doing the likes of E.T., doing the likes of Jurassic Park. There are none, nor will there ever be one. That ain’t about to happen! – J. J. Johnson

85054. Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window and have a good look at jazz. And I’ve done that on many occasions. – J. J. Johnson

85055. Midi is my hobby. – J. J. Johnson

85056. I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise. – J. J. Johnson

85057. Slow down, everyone. You’re moving too fast. – Jack Johnson

85058. We’re just a bubble in a boiling pot. – Jack Johnson

85059. Our dreams are made of real things, like a shoebox full of photographs. – Jack Johnson

85060. My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it. – Jack Johnson

85061. It’s as simple as something that nobody knows. – Jack Johnson

85062. It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime. We will stay the course and we are confident that the numbers will continue to go down. – Jack Johnson

85063. If it seems like you are playing around and not practicing, that’s when you know you really love it. – Jack Johnson

85064. I made a lot of mistakes out of the ring, but I never made any in it. – Jack Johnson

85065. Don’t let your dreams be dreams. – Jack Johnson

85066. Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend. – James Weldon Johnson

85067. Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience. – James Weldon Johnson

85068. Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town. – James Weldon Johnson

85069. And so for a couple of years my life was divided between my music and my school books. – James Weldon Johnson

85070. You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There’s a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that’s just begun. – James Weldon Johnson

85071. When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair. After my long stay in the French capital, huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly a thing as man could contrive to make. – James Weldon Johnson

85072. Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God. – James Weldon Johnson

85073. Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune. – James Weldon Johnson

85074. As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs. – James Weldon Johnson

85075. As I look back now I can see that I was a perfect little aristocrat. – James Weldon Johnson

85076. But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form. – James Weldon Johnson

85077. I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them. – James Weldon Johnson

85078. I do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or for tolerating such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race. – James Weldon Johnson

85079. I had enjoyed life in Paris, and, taking all things into consideration, enjoyed it wholesomely. – James Weldon Johnson

85080. I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle. – James Weldon Johnson

85081. In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms. – James Weldon Johnson

85082. It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive character. – James Weldon Johnson

85083. My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest. – James Weldon Johnson

85084. My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals. – James Weldon Johnson

85085. My mother was kept very busy with her sewing; sometimes she would have another woman helping her. – James Weldon Johnson

85086. Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation. – James Weldon Johnson

85087. Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys’ choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much. – James Weldon Johnson

85088. Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways. – James Weldon Johnson

85089. The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition. – James Weldon Johnson

85090. The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South. – James Weldon Johnson

85091. It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree. – James Weldon Johnson

85092. The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. – James Weldon Johnson

85093. She was my first love, and I loved her as only a boy loves. – James Weldon Johnson

85094. Washington shows the Negro not only at his best, but also at his worst. – James Weldon Johnson

85095. There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it. – James Weldon Johnson

85096. Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville. – James Weldon Johnson

85097. Two to three years down the road, other companies not on a model like Dell’s will be in trouble. – Jimmy Johnson

85098. Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best. – Jimmy Johnson

85099. Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a person as if he were where he could be and should be, and he will become what he could be and should be. – Jimmy Johnson

85100. The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time. – Jimmy Johnson

85101. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson

85102. I can’t confirm any rumors. I’m happy doing what I’m doing. I have no interest in going back to coaching. – Jimmy Johnson

85103. Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great? – Jimmy Johnson

85104. An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all. – Jimmy Johnson

85105. Military leaders aren’t made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you. – Jimmy Johnson

85106. To succeed, one must be creative and persistent. – John H. Johnson

85107. All have disappointments, all have times when it isn’t worthwhile. – John H. Johnson

85108. Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals. – John H. Johnson

85109. Every day I run scared. That’s the only way I can stay ahead. – John H. Johnson

85110. Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept. – John H. Johnson

85111. It’s better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds. – John H. Johnson

85112. My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education. – John H. Johnson

85113. When I go in to see people – and I sell an occasional ad now – I never say, ‘Help me because I am black’ or ‘Help me because I am a minority.’ I always talk about what we can do for them. – John H. Johnson

85114. You spend so much time in your profession it ought to be something you love. – John H. Johnson

85115. John Henry Lloyd is the man I gave the credit to for polishing my skills. He taught me how to play third base and how to protect myself. John taught me more baseball than anyone else. – Judy Johnson

85116. My Daddy liked physical fitness and wanted me to be a prizefighter. – Judy Johnson

85117. I just prefer wood. I like the smell. To me, it’s a lot cheaper than electric or gas, and it’s more convenient. It’s just a better heat to me. – Junior Johnson

85118. Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have. – Junior Johnson

85119. I would like to somehow make the community I live in a better place to live. – Kevin Johnson

85120. You realize you can’t change the world but it shouldn’t stop you from trying. – Kevin Johnson

85121. My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others. – Kevin Johnson

85122. It’s unfortunate that you don’t see the loyalty from management to players and players to management like we used to see in the old days. – Kevin Johnson

85123. I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft. – Kevin Johnson

85124. I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole NBA career was getting drafted. – Kevin Johnson

85125. I know I can catch the football. That’s the least of my worries. – Kevin Johnson

85126. I just felt all along that if I could get a certain amount of years in the league, have great years and still have my health when I walked away, that would be great. – Kevin Johnson

85127. I have no desire to coach basketball. – Kevin Johnson

85128. Being selected Most Improved was a special individual award because when I speak to young people I always try to tell them the importance about it’s not where you start but where you end up. – Kevin Johnson

85129. My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else? – Kevin Johnson

85130. The win is more important than how you do it. – Kyle Johnson

85131. Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. – Lady Bird Johnson

85132. The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person – her husband. – Lady Bird Johnson

85133. Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. – Lady Bird Johnson

85134. Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. – Lady Bird Johnson

85135. Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

85136. The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. – Lady Bird Johnson

85137. No news at 4:30 a.m. is good. – Lady Bird Johnson

85138. Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame. – Lady Bird Johnson

85139. It’s odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don’t quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. – Lady Bird Johnson

85140. We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I’m not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don’t do much to ease the pain. – Lonnie Earl Johnson

85141. I just wish that every responsible and concerned person would step back regardless of race and gender and just take a closer look at what’s really going on in the world today, and say enough is enough! – Lonnie Earl Johnson

85142. I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom. – Lonnie Earl Johnson

85143. The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America wages today must be the State Department. – Louis A. Johnson

85144. This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America. – Louis A. Johnson

85145. In the light of the actual fighting that is now in progress, we have reached the point where the military considerations clearly outweigh the fiscal considerations. – Louis A. Johnson

85146. Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense. – Louis A. Johnson

85147. Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85148. Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don’t think the press has understood me. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85149. Only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85150. One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85151. No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85152. Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I’m going to Viet Nam’s aid! – Lyndon B. Johnson

85153. John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85154. Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85155. Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85156. Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85157. It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85158. When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn’t know it had a name. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85159. It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85160. We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85161. We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85162. We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85163. We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85164. What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you’re advancing. If you don’t you’re as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn’t there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85165. When I was a boy we didn’t wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85166. When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85167. When things haven’t gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85168. Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85169. While you’re saving your face, you’re losing your ass. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85170. In our home there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85171. It is always a strain when people are being killed. I don’t think anybody has held this job who hasn’t felt personally responsible for those being killed. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85172. What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85173. A President’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85174. I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85175. I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85176. I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and, when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85177. I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85178. Freedom is not enough. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85179. Every President wants to do right. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85180. I don’t believe I’ll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn’t go to Harvard. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85181. Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85182. I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85183. Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85184. Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85185. Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85186. Doing what’s right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what’s right. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85187. It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I’m a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can’t be too small to suit me. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85188. If you let a bully come in your front yard, he’ll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he’ll rape your wife in your own bed. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85189. Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85190. I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help – and God’s. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85191. I’m tired. I’m tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I’m tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85192. If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

85193. If the American people don’t love me, their descendants will. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85194. Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85195. A man without a vote is man without protection. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85196. I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85197. If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85198. I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85199. I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85200. If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85201. I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85202. A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he’s going to get sick on it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85203. I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85204. I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85205. I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85206. I’m the only president you’ve got. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85207. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85208. You’ve got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you’ve got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85209. You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85210. You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85211. You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85212. Whoever won’t fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85213. The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85214. This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85215. We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85216. We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85217. We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85218. Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85219. To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85220. The noblest search is the search for excellence. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85221. This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85222. The Russians feared Ike. They didn’t fear me. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85223. They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85224. There is but one way for a president to deal with Congress, and that is continuously, incessantly, and without interruption. If it is really going to work, the relationship has got to be almost incestuous. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85225. There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85226. There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85227. There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85228. The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85229. This is not Johnson’s war. This is America’s war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85230. The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85231. The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85232. The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85233. Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. – Lyndon B. Johnson

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85234. Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85235. Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85236. The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn’t let them into the family brokerage business. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85237. The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85238. The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85239. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85240. The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85241. The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85242. Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty. – Lyndon B. Johnson

85243. All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. – Magic Johnson

85244. Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. – Magic Johnson

85245. My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That’s the key I may be up early, but I’m in bed early too. – Magic Johnson

85246. I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day. – Magic Johnson

85247. I tell you, it’s funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day. – Magic Johnson

85248. I want to be here for a long time, so I am going to do everything I have to do to be here. And I want to walk my daughter down the aisle and give her away to somebody some day. I want to make sure I am still here to make sure my two young sons become men. – Magic Johnson

85249. I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now. – Magic Johnson

85250. I’m from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too. – Magic Johnson

85251. The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment, a difficult time. – Magic Johnson

85252. If you’re a competitive person, that stays with you. You don’t stop. You always look over your shoulder. – Magic Johnson

85253. Research your idea. See if there’s a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don’t know if there’s a need for it. You also have to research your competition. – Magic Johnson

85254. The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good. – Magic Johnson

85255. The real story is that I had unprotected sex. That’s that. That’s easy. – Magic Johnson

85256. The important thing is this Just because I’m doing well doesn’t mean that they’re going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere. – Magic Johnson

85257. Young people want you to be real with them. – Magic Johnson

85258. If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better. – Magic Johnson

85259. Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. – Michael Johnson

85260. They think because I’m small, they can do what they want to do to me. But I’m not weak. If I lower my shoulder and they lower they’re shoulder, they’re going to go down. – Michael Johnson

85261. The only one who can beat me is me. – Michael Johnson

85262. I don’t always do a lot of predicting, but, when I get a really strong feeling about something, I will tell people. – Michael Johnson

85263. They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody. – Michael Johnson

85264. The Negro people of America… have cut our forests, tilled our fields, built our railroads, fought our battles, and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith, a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit, and an undivided loyalty . – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85265. When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85266. Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85267. There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree, and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of elevators going up and down from heaven to hell. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85268. Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85269. Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85270. We’re living under the illusion that we have the power to determine what to do with it. – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

85271. We usually use that mostly on the weekends because we have access to the range during the week. But I can tell you a number of times they have had a training holiday at Fort Benning, so nobody trains, and to drag him in is like pulling teeth. – Nancy Johnson

85272. Yes, I mean, I used to be into the big bulk thing, and that’s why my legs look like those of a cyclist instead of a shooter’s, but I think there is a point to where too much is not a good thing. I think I try to lower my center of gravity by doing a lot of legs. – Nancy Johnson

85273. Tax bills create wealth. They help people live better. – Nancy Johnson

85274. Once I got to the OTC they knew more about the physical aspects of shooting, and knew which muscles were more important to have trained and geared us a program around that. – Nancy Johnson

85275. No, I think I used to be pretty superstitious about certain things, but I’m really not anymore. As long as I have everything is in order and I have my things as far as the match goes, shooting I’m fine. But I really don’t. – Nancy Johnson

85276. You know, differentiating between training and matches. If they are all matches it becomes very natural to shoot them, although Dan thinks I should shoot more of them. I think I shoot plenty of them. – Nancy Johnson

85277. No one is above the law, not even the president. I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor. – Nancy Johnson

85278. I used to have to force myself to go, okay, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing and then all of a sudden a thought of some where could come in. Now I can just focus and not think about anything. So, yeah, I guess I do that a lot. – Nancy Johnson

85279. I mean, one shot you treat like you have forty little matches instead of one forty shot match. It makes all the difference in the world. It’s easier to just forget about a not so good shot. – Nancy Johnson

85280. How do I handle it? I would say more times than not, if I have a bad shot, I just get angry and almost like kill the next one. And it usually works I would say 9 times out of 10. – Nancy Johnson

85281. A lot of them are afraid to sit down and break their position. You should be able to make it so natural that you can just get out, and sit down and walk away from it, and there’s nothing wrong with that. – Nancy Johnson

85282. Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research. – Nancy L. Johnson

85283. House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment. – Nancy L. Johnson

85284. Every child in America deserves high-quality health care. – Nancy L. Johnson

85285. Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work. – Nicholas Johnson

85286. It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. – Nicholas Johnson

85287. A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter. – Nicholas Johnson

85288. All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching? – Nicholas Johnson

85289. When you get on base, holes open up and things happen and you’re able to find a way to score runs. – Nick Johnson

85290. I just try to get on anyway that I can, hit, hit-by-pitch, walk, home runs, anything. – Nick Johnson

85291. You play to win, to get that World Series ring, All-Star games and whatever comes with it. – Nick Johnson

85292. You look at all the great players that they’ve had and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium. – Nick Johnson

85293. The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s. – Nick Johnson

85294. No matter what kind of day I’ve had at school, I always look forward to golf. – Nick Johnson

85295. I’ll get mine in a few years, when I get up there and when the time comes. – Nick Johnson

85296. The further you get into technology, the further you go into gaming. That’s the general rule. – Nick Johnson

85297. I just wanted to go play in the big leagues. But possibly playing for the Yankees is very special. – Nick Johnson

85298. I was happy that I was drafted, and then it was the Yankees and that just made it even better. – Nick Johnson

85299. I had a great time with baseball growing up. I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn. – Nick Johnson

85300. I think maybe L.A. or San Francisco could be rushed, but Sacramento is just laid back! – Nick Johnson

85301. I don’t plan on going back to legal work. I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were. – Nick Johnson

85302. A lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable. – Nick Johnson

85303. As soon as the harvest is in, you’re a migrant worker. Afterwards just a bum. – Nunnally Johnson

85304. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85305. You slam a politician, you make out he’s the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85306. The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85307. I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85308. Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like; but never believe he is being on the level with you. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85309. We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

85310. I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach? – Philip Johnson

85311. Architecture is the art of how to waste space. – Philip Johnson

85312. Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we’ve both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business. – Philip Johnson

85313. All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. – Philip Johnson

85314. All architects want to live beyond their deaths. – Philip Johnson

85315. I’m about four skyscrapers behind. – Philip Johnson

85316. No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study. – Phillip E. Johnson

85317. The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true. – Phillip E. Johnson

85318. Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy. – Phillip E. Johnson

85319. To philosophical materialists God is no more than an idea in the human mind, and not a very important idea. – Phillip E. Johnson

85320. The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation. – Phillip E. Johnson

85321. The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science. – Phillip E. Johnson

85322. The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began. – Phillip E. Johnson

85323. Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality. – Phillip E. Johnson

85324. So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching. – Phillip E. Johnson

85325. First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount of diversity in life forms can develop once we have various types of complex living organisms already in existence. – Phillip E. Johnson

85326. The restriction of religion to private life therefore does not necessarily threaten the vital interests of the majority religion, if there is one, and it protects minority religions from tyranny of the majority. – Phillip E. Johnson

85327. Most importantly, I agree that the truth of these matters should be determined by interpretation of scientific evidence – experiments, fossil studies and the like. – Phillip E. Johnson

85328. All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so. – Phillip E. Johnson

85329. Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place. – Phillip E. Johnson

85330. Darwinism is not merely a support for naturalistic philosophy: it is a product of naturalistic philosophy. – Phillip E. Johnson

85331. Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection. – Phillip E. Johnson

85332. Evolutionary naturalism takes the inherent limitations of science and turns them into a devastating philosophical weapon: because science is our only real way of knowing anything, what science cannot know cannot be real. – Phillip E. Johnson

85333. If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no objective truth outside of science. In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference, or political power, and the power already available to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming. – Phillip E. Johnson

85334. According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside – like God, for example. – Phillip E. Johnson

85335. In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage, but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it. – Phillip E. Johnson

85336. A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue. – Phillip E. Johnson

85337. In short, the proposition that God was in any way involved in our creation is effectively outlawed, and implicitly negated. – Phillip E. Johnson

85338. In the most important sense a creationist is a person who believes in creation, and that includes people who believe that Genesis is a myth and that creation involved a process called evolution and consumed billions of years. – Phillip E. Johnson

85339. Modernism is typically defined as the condition that begins when people realize God is truly dead, and we are therefore on our own. – Phillip E. Johnson

85340. As a theist I believe that God exists and that God creates. – Phillip E. Johnson

85341. The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity. – Rafer Johnson

85342. What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic champion is to start working now. I tell them why it’s always worth it to put the time and effort into something you want to be good at. – Rafer Johnson

85343. I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors’ offices, really anyone in that sort of position who has shown an interest in youth fitness, to let them know why this sort of program is so important. I give the same message when I speak at conferences. – Rafer Johnson

85344. The main thing is that it’s nice to see these young people – 9 to 14 years old – take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active. – Rafer Johnson

85345. I don’t care if I never see Texas again. – Rafer Johnson

85346. I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts, when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels. Then I try to go to the regional competitions, and of course I’m there in Hershey, Pa., in August for the North American final. – Rafer Johnson

85347. I tell them how what matters is becoming the best you can be at whatever you’re doing. – Rafer Johnson

85348. It’s very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field – we just went from one sport to the next, year-round. – Rafer Johnson

85349. So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions. – Rafer Johnson

85350. Through the program, they get the basics of what it takes to train. – Rafer Johnson

85351. Tonight I’m going to shower and then just walk for about four hours and look at the moon. – Rafer Johnson

85352. I’ve refined my mechanics, refined my pitches. I’ve gotten more confidence, and I’ve gotten more determination. I’ve got a better idea what I’m doing out there. – Randy Johnson

85353. When you can throw 97 miles an hour and put the ball over the plate anytime you want, it’s fun. – Randy Johnson

85354. Maybe I’ve lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I’m getting old every year, and eventually they’re going to be right. There’s nobody in this game that’s doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career. – Randy Johnson

85355. I’m tired of people questioning me because of my age. If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate, would age be an issue? – Randy Johnson

85356. I threw a lot of balls and walked a lot of batters. Not something I’m proud of, but something I learned from. – Randy Johnson

85357. I learned a lot from not having success, and realizing when you do have success, how hard it is to maintain it, and what you have to do to maintain it. – Randy Johnson

85358. I had a long conversation with Steve Carlton. He told me that on the days he pitched, he felt it was his responsibility to make everyone around him better, to lift his teammates. That’s what I try to do. – Randy Johnson

85359. I expect to win. I’ve never been content with anything I’ve ever done. – Randy Johnson

85360. When you win, you want more of it. You can’t win enough. – Randy Johnson

85361. The word ‘potential’ used to hang over me like a cloud. – Randy Johnson

85362. Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence – by Christian meekness – by lives of temperance and holiness. – Richard Mentor Johnson

85363. Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances. – Richard Mentor Johnson

85364. What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small. – Richard Mentor Johnson

85365. History seems to be so clumsy. – Robert Johnson

85366. Nothing will see us through the age we’re entering but high consciousness, and that comes hard. We don’t have a good, modern myth yet, and we need one. – Robert Johnson

85367. History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn’t have to get caught in that. – Robert Johnson

85368. I had a patient once who dreamed she kept her husband in the deep freeze except for mating. Lots of men feel that way. – Robert Johnson

85369. If she has a good, strong, reliable father image, which is hard to find these days, that will be her image of men, probably for the rest of her life. She’ll look for a husband who embodies those qualities. – Robert Johnson

85370. A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn’t the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman. – Robert Johnson

85371. You need a very, exceptionally clear vision. And to me, a vision is something that you can say in one sentence. The fewer the words the better. – Ron Johnson

85372. The reason Apple is really good, I think, and the reason their stores succeeded, is not just ’cause we know the big idea, but we have a real passion for the littlest detail. It’s legendary in our products. – Ron Johnson

85373. The core value that differentiates Apple is our ability to innovate. – Ron Johnson

85374. Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone’s imagination and the reality in which they live. The problem is, many companies don’t have great imagination, but their view of reality tells them that it’s impossible to do what they imagine. – Ron Johnson

85375. Design works if it’s authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can’t be a collection of input. – Ron Johnson

85376. Apple has great marketing, among the best PR and marketing in the world. – Ron Johnson

85377. It’s a phenomenon that we don’t really understand. – Russell Johnson

85378. I must give an account for what I’ve done. – Russell Johnson

85379. We had a good cast and we loved each other. – Russell Johnson

85380. Really, we don’t know what to make of it except that we’re delighted about it. We have all these fans thirty years later and they’re still around and will probably be around for a long time to come. – Russell Johnson

85381. If any man be in Christ, he’s a new preacher. The old things are passed away and all things become new. – Russell Johnson

85382. Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. – Samuel Johnson

85383. The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking. – Samuel Johnson

85384. The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning. – Samuel Johnson

85385. The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression. – Samuel Johnson

85386. The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book. – Samuel Johnson

85387. The future is purchased by the present. – Samuel Johnson

85388. The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. – Samuel Johnson

85389. The chief glory of every people arises from its authors. – Samuel Johnson

85390. The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. – Samuel Johnson

85391. The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery. – Samuel Johnson

85392. That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner. – Samuel Johnson

85393. Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. – Samuel Johnson

85394. The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. – Samuel Johnson

85395. Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. – Samuel Johnson

85396. Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure. – Samuel Johnson

85397. Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. – Samuel Johnson

85398. You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle. – Samuel Johnson

85399. So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something. – Samuel Johnson

85400. So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. – Samuel Johnson

85401. Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger. – Samuel Johnson

85402. Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. – Samuel Johnson

85403. Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson

85404. Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return. – Samuel Johnson

85405. There are charms made only for distant admiration. – Samuel Johnson

85406. There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. – Samuel Johnson

85407. Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. – Samuel Johnson

85408. Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. – Samuel Johnson

85409. You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company. – Samuel Johnson

85410. You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not – silence is the sharper sword. – Samuel Johnson

85411. You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. – Samuel Johnson

85412. There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible. – Samuel Johnson

85413. There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern… No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. – Samuel Johnson

85414. There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten. – Samuel Johnson

85415. There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern. – Samuel Johnson

85416. There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex. – Samuel Johnson

85417. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. – Samuel Johnson

85418. The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty. – Samuel Johnson

85419. The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities. – Samuel Johnson

85420. The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. – Samuel Johnson

85421. The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. – Samuel Johnson

85422. The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity. – Samuel Johnson

85423. The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. – Samuel Johnson

85424. The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. – Samuel Johnson

85425. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson

85426. The true art of memory is the art of attention. – Samuel Johnson

85427. The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape. – Samuel Johnson

85428. There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either. – Samuel Johnson

85429. By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. – Samuel Johnson

85430. From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life. – Samuel Johnson

85431. Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions. – Samuel Johnson

85432. Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. – Samuel Johnson

85433. Exercise is labor without weariness. – Samuel Johnson

85434. Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable. – Samuel Johnson

85435. Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy. – Samuel Johnson

85436. Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. – Samuel Johnson

85437. Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test. – Samuel Johnson

85438. Disease generally begins that equality which death completes. – Samuel Johnson

85439. Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. – Samuel Johnson

85440. Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it. – Samuel Johnson

85441. Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. – Samuel Johnson

85442. Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. – Samuel Johnson

85443. Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. – Samuel Johnson

85444. Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed. – Samuel Johnson

85445. Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all. – Samuel Johnson

85446. Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen. – Samuel Johnson

85447. Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. – Samuel Johnson

85448. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. – Samuel Johnson

85449. Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. – Samuel Johnson

85450. Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble. – Samuel Johnson

85451. Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess. – Samuel Johnson

85452. At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest. – Samuel Johnson

85453. There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain. – Samuel Johnson

85454. Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home. – Samuel Johnson

85455. Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. – Samuel Johnson

85456. I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney. – Samuel Johnson

85457. By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time. – Samuel Johnson

85458. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

85459. Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again. – Samuel Johnson

85460. Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. – Samuel Johnson

85461. Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. – Samuel Johnson

85462. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. – Samuel Johnson

85463. Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. – Samuel Johnson

85464. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson

85465. Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. – Samuel Johnson

85466. One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. – Samuel Johnson

85467. Power is not sufficient evidence of truth. – Samuel Johnson

85468. I will be conquered; I will not capitulate. – Samuel Johnson

85469. Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity. – Samuel Johnson

85470. He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. – Samuel Johnson

85471. He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. – Samuel Johnson

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85472. He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them. – Samuel Johnson

85473. Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment. – Samuel Johnson

85474. He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. – Samuel Johnson

85475. I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. – Samuel Johnson

85476. He who praises everybody, praises nobody. – Samuel Johnson

85477. He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. – Samuel Johnson

85478. Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed. – Samuel Johnson

85479. I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world. – Samuel Johnson

85480. I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man’s virtues the means of deceiving him. – Samuel Johnson

85481. I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just. – Samuel Johnson

85482. I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. – Samuel Johnson

85483. He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade. – Samuel Johnson

85484. When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live. – Samuel Johnson

85485. When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. – Samuel Johnson

85486. When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation. – Samuel Johnson

85487. Words are but the signs of ideas. – Samuel Johnson

85488. When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped. – Samuel Johnson

85489. What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. – Samuel Johnson

85490. When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land. – Samuel Johnson

85491. Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates. – Samuel Johnson

85492. Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel. – Samuel Johnson

85493. Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost. – Samuel Johnson

85494. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. – Samuel Johnson

85495. Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor. – Samuel Johnson

85496. To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity. – Samuel Johnson

85497. Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see. – Samuel Johnson

85498. Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others. – Samuel Johnson

85499. What is easy is seldom excellent. – Samuel Johnson

85500. Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess. – Samuel Johnson

85501. We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. – Samuel Johnson

85502. We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. – Samuel Johnson

85503. Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle. – Samuel Johnson

85504. To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self. – Samuel Johnson

85505. To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. – Samuel Johnson

85506. To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed. – Samuel Johnson

85507. To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself. – Samuel Johnson

85508. To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. – Samuel Johnson

85509. Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. – Samuel Johnson

85510. There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman. – Samuel Johnson

85511. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. – Samuel Johnson

85512. You can’t be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who’s for you and who’s against you. – Samuel Johnson

85513. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. – Samuel Johnson

85514. A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority. – Samuel Johnson

85515. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – Samuel Johnson

85516. All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil. – Samuel Johnson

85517. What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred more. – Samuel Johnson

85518. Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us. – Samuel Johnson

85519. Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. – Samuel Johnson

85520. Actions are visible, though motives are secret. – Samuel Johnson

85521. A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. – Samuel Johnson

85522. Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? – Samuel Johnson

85523. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. – Samuel Johnson

85524. All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it. – Samuel Johnson

85525. A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk. – Samuel Johnson

85526. A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner. – Samuel Johnson

85527. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. – Samuel Johnson

85528. A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself. – Samuel Johnson

85529. A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. – Samuel Johnson

85530. A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. – Samuel Johnson

85531. A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. – Samuel Johnson

85532. A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice. – Samuel Johnson

85533. A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. – Samuel Johnson

85534. Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own. – Samuel Johnson

85535. Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and… the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. – Samuel Johnson

85536. Love is only one of many passions. – Samuel Johnson

85537. It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world. – Samuel Johnson

85538. It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other. – Samuel Johnson

85539. It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached. – Samuel Johnson

85540. It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. – Samuel Johnson

85541. Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. – Samuel Johnson

85542. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. – Samuel Johnson

85543. Language is the dress of thought. – Samuel Johnson

85544. Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles. – Samuel Johnson

85545. Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich. – Samuel Johnson

85546. Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. – Samuel Johnson

85547. Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. – Samuel Johnson

85548. It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see. – Samuel Johnson

85549. Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. – Samuel Johnson

85550. Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. – Samuel Johnson

85551. Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. – Samuel Johnson

85552. Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed. – Samuel Johnson

85553. My dear friend, clear your mind of can’t. – Samuel Johnson

85554. Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. – Samuel Johnson

85555. No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money. – Samuel Johnson

85556. No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. – Samuel Johnson

85557. No man was ever great by imitation. – Samuel Johnson

85558. No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. – Samuel Johnson

85559. No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. – Samuel Johnson

85560. No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. – Samuel Johnson

85561. Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him. – Samuel Johnson

85562. Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment. – Samuel Johnson

85563. If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it? – Samuel Johnson

85564. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

85565. Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. – Samuel Johnson

85566. If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair. – Samuel Johnson

85567. If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

85568. In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

85569. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson

85570. It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability. – Samuel Johnson

85571. It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. – Samuel Johnson

85572. It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality. – Samuel Johnson

85573. It is better to live rich than to die rich. – Samuel Johnson

85574. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. – Samuel Johnson

85575. I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. – Samuel Johnson

85576. I don’t feel like a star; I never have. I don’t feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I’m the young one, I’m the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself. – Shawn Johnson

85577. My other life keeps me calm and grounded and normal. – Shawn Johnson

85578. I liked the name of the amendment. I couldn’t help feeling uneasy that the church was opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment. – Sonia Johnson

85579. It’s only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we’re willing to try something very audacious and scary. – Sonia Johnson

85580. We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. – Sonia Johnson

85581. What we have most to fear is failure of the heart. – Sonia Johnson

85582. What we resist persists. – Sonia Johnson

85583. A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author. – Stephen C. Johnson

85584. By encouraging renewable energy sources such as wind energy, we boost South Dakota’s economy and we help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. – Tim Johnson

85585. I have serious concerns about whether it’s prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we’re sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt. – Tim Johnson

85586. Simply cutting the taxes for America’s wealthiest families is clearly not creating the needed new jobs, and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future. – Tim Johnson

85587. Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration. – Tim Johnson

85588. Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely. – Tim Johnson

85589. Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start. – Tim Johnson

85590. We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, ‘the best in the world.’ – Tim Johnson

85591. We learn our sexual preferences and orientations. – Virginia Johnson

85592. We’re born man, woman and sexual beings. – Virginia Johnson

85593. In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore. – Virginia Johnson

85594. Sure! Why should any experts be the arbiters… That’s like telling someone they can’t be a vegetarian. – Virginia Johnson

85595. You can’t hit what you can’t see. – Walter Johnson

85596. Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen mister, no man alive can throw any harder than Smokey Joe Wood. – Walter Johnson

85597. I throw as hard as I can when I think I have to throw as hard as I can. – Walter Johnson

85598. Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. – Wendell Johnson

85599. While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk. – Wendell Johnson

85600. To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. – William Samuel Johnson

85601. Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. – William Samuel Johnson

85602. Whatever you have, spend less. – William Samuel Johnson

85603. Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage. – William Samuel Johnson

85604. To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly. – William Samuel Johnson

85605. It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity. – William Samuel Johnson

85606. Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable. – William Samuel Johnson

85607. refuge of scoundrels – William Samuel Johnson

85608. Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords. – William Samuel Johnson

85609. He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. – William Samuel Johnson

85610. You know, Glen Campbell sang with the group right before I joined the group. – Bruce Johnston

85611. The group started getting bigger and bigger, so Al started replacing Brian on the road, and then finally there was a big flare-up with Dave Marks and he left the group. – Bruce Johnston

85612. We are a business, and you do a little of what you think’s right, pay your bills, and attract… a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums. – Bruce Johnston

85613. We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial. – Bruce Johnston

85614. We’re just kinda surviving at a very comfortable level. – Bruce Johnston

85615. We’re not trying to top ourselves with each record, obviously. – Bruce Johnston

85616. Well, a lot of our concerts do okay, and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn’t that important, but again, I have to just say that we’re making our records. – Bruce Johnston

85617. Of course The Beach Boys will be camp. – Bruce Johnston

85618. You know, if I wrote the arrangements two years from now, they would probably be a lot slicker. – Bruce Johnston

85619. You know, The Beach Boys’ image is kinda like a group Doris Day, you know what I mean? – Bruce Johnston

85620. We’ve recorded over our voices once and double the harmonies, make them thick. The Four Freshmen do that. – Bruce Johnston

85621. For us… you know, we’re not The Beatles. – Bruce Johnston

85622. Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer, and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub before Terry even met them. – Bruce Johnston

85623. Brian came back in on the road and Al stayed, but Al’s the original member of the group. – Bruce Johnston

85624. But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent – the cleanliness thing. – Bruce Johnston

85625. Sometimes one of us might be missing because we might be away or something, but there’s always four or five. – Bruce Johnston

85626. Everybody can dig The Beatles, but why should everybody dig us? – Bruce Johnston

85627. Records… a record just shouldn’t be that important. – Bruce Johnston

85628. I mean it shouldn’t hang you up emotionally if your record fails. – Bruce Johnston

85629. I never could get into The Chambers Brothers. They make good records, but I never could get behind it. – Bruce Johnston

85630. I really dig The Byrds. I think they are the most underrated – in their original form – pop group. – Bruce Johnston

85631. I really dig the scene that’s happening now, I really do, because there might be a lot of bad things going on, but if out of all of those bad things ten per cent of the groovy part of it stays, wow… you can’t beat that. – Bruce Johnston

85632. I’ve been with the group since 1965. I will be beginning my fifth year on April ninth this year. – Bruce Johnston

85633. Carl, Dennis and Brian are brothers, and Mike Love’s a cousin. – Bruce Johnston

85634. The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality. – Craig Johnston

85635. We were having a trial game against Leeds, and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time. – Craig Johnston

85636. You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you’re gonna reap the rewards. – Craig Johnston

85637. So I did in fact spend two and a half years in the Middlesbrough car park practising skills. But if you spend four or five or six hours a day practising, you get better. – Craig Johnston

85638. Our football program is bigger than any one person. – Craig Johnston

85639. OK, the wonderful thing about soccer is, a football is a perfectly round object, and it doesn’t make mistakes. The player using it makes mistakes. And the more you use it, the less mistakes you make. – Craig Johnston

85640. Now Jack Charlton wasn’t wrong, I was a bad footballer. – Craig Johnston

85641. I’ve always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart – couldn’t put ’em back, but always extremely interested in how things work. – Craig Johnston

85642. And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know, and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world’s best football team – and that was good enough for me. – Craig Johnston

85643. So for a year I spent all my time hiding from Jack Charlton in the car park practising my skills. – Craig Johnston

85644. If the power goes out, business stops… whether you sell roses or you’re a big manufacturer. – Eric Johnston

85645. Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve the problems of 50 years ago, with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by. – Eric Johnston

85646. Movies are immortal art – the first new art since Greek drama. – Eric Johnston

85647. The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. – Eric Johnston

85648. As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy. – Harry Johnston

85649. Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being as another result of these adventurous British expeditions to North America in the reign of James I. – Harry Johnston

85650. Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it is partly within the Arctic Circle, is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions of it are quite habitable. – Harry Johnston

85651. As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition of discovery to the far north-west, perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia. – Harry Johnston

85652. In 1628 came the first English attack on Canada. – Harry Johnston

85653. Long after this wonderful event in the Earth’s history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. – Harry Johnston

85654. It was only when I moved to New York that I realized tall is good. – Kristen Johnston

85655. I want to play a Disney villainess so badly. – Kristen Johnston

85656. And to be different is great. You don’t want to be the same. – Kristen Johnston

85657. But this show reminds me that there are other aspects to me besides the fact that I’m a funny chick. – Kristen Johnston

85658. I am, uh… a 6 foot tall woman, I feel like I’m a healthy size, I’m not anorexic; and I feel that people who aren’t anorexic are punished… for not being anorexic. – Kristen Johnston

85659. I don’t consider myself a goody-goody, but I like to be perceived as classy. – Kristen Johnston

85660. I like people-watching and fading into crowds. – Kristen Johnston

85661. I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider. – Kristen Johnston

85662. I really came out to L.A. to take the money and run. – Kristen Johnston

85663. I spent 10 years in New York doing theater. – Kristen Johnston

85664. I think Janeane Garofalo is incredibly funny, and I love Dennis Miller. – Kristen Johnston

85665. I was a full foot taller than any child my age. – Kristen Johnston

85666. I was born in Washington, D.C., and I was raised in Milwaukee. – Kristen Johnston

85667. I was such a dork. I was too big. I was really gangly. – Kristen Johnston

85668. I was voted Biggest Ham and Likeliest to Become a Celebrity. – Kristen Johnston

85669. I’d so much rather people think I was funny than pretty. – Kristen Johnston

85670. I’m a strong person, but I’d never resort to violence. – Kristen Johnston

85671. If you love it, and work really hard at it, it will really happen, I believe. I’m living proof. – Kristen Johnston

85672. May I say, if you were suddenly put into a woman’s body, wouldn’t you be slightly interested in your breasts, and why people look at certain parts of you, and why certain parts move like they do? – Kristen Johnston

85673. My way was not to be the petite, gorgeous, little cheerleader. My way of getting by was making people laugh. – Kristen Johnston

85674. Onstage, I was never the ingenue. – Kristen Johnston

85675. To actually be allowed to be beautiful is a total first for me. – Kristen Johnston

85676. When you’re that tall, people talk about it all the time. – Kristen Johnston

85677. I’ve always just gone with the best role, and I don’t care if it’s in theater, film or television. – Kristen Johnston

85678. If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father’s matches to burn the paper. – Lynn Johnston

85679. It’s taken me a long time to become the person I am, for all the ugliness to fall away. The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there. I can touch that now. – Lynn Johnston

85680. I’ve always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It’s up to you to write the ending, ultimately. – Lynn Johnston

85681. You see, anything I imagined, I could draw. – Lynn Johnston

85682. Yes, and when I had Aaron, he left me, and I didn’t know how to raise a child. And I wasn’t close to my parents, and because I was too proud to go to my parents for help, I mistreated that little baby. I didn’t want a baby. – Lynn Johnston

85683. When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She’s happy, she’s thriving, she’s full of self-confidence. I tell her she’s beautiful every day before I send her off to school. – Lynn Johnston

85684. The most profound statements are often said in silence. – Lynn Johnston

85685. That’s what my mother did. And my father was the first person she’d met who treated her kindly. She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek, kind, dear man. And she had the upper hand. She ruled the roost. – Lynn Johnston

85686. Sure, I’ve had some bad times, but everybody does. But people don’t get to talk about them like I do, unless they do to a therapist. People don’t get to put them in the paper like I do. – Lynn Johnston

85687. People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty came the most incredible inventions – board games, recipes… we never stopped inventing. – Lynn Johnston

85688. Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it. – Lynn Johnston

85689. No matter how old you are, there’s always something good to look forward to. – Lynn Johnston

85690. My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary. – Lynn Johnston

85691. Aaron and I will be joined at the hip until the day we die. We have loved and hated each other since the day he was born. He’s very much a part of my heart. He’s going to broadcasting college now, and he’ll do fine. But he came into a world that did not welcome him. – Lynn Johnston

85692. Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church. – Lynn Johnston

85693. You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a… very brutal disciplinarian. – Lynn Johnston

85694. In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing, because it keeps you humble. Realizing that no matter what success you’ve achieved, you can still make enemies makes you humble, too. – Lynn Johnston

85695. I’ve had some tremendous adventures, good and bad. It’s part of the novel, and a novel isn’t interesting if it doesn’t have some good and bad. And you don’t know what good is if bad hasn’t been a part of your life. – Lynn Johnston

85696. I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage. – Lynn Johnston

85697. I often think you bring unhappiness on yourself, because if you don’t like yourself very much, you allow yourself to be influenced by people who reinforce that. – Lynn Johnston

85698. I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water, and she could dive down into the center of the world. – Lynn Johnston

85699. I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths. – Lynn Johnston

85700. Complaining is good for you as long as you’re not complaining to the person you’re complaining about. – Lynn Johnston

85701. But I married a guy who treated me very badly, but I was happy. I was miserable, so I was happy. – Lynn Johnston

85702. But even though all this was going on at home, if someone had tried to take me away and put me in a children’s home, I couldn’t have handled it. Even though my mother was very brutal, it was my home. – Lynn Johnston

85703. And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry. – Lynn Johnston

85704. After I got this job at the syndicate, I started sending them money so they could go on trips and do the things they could never afford to do. All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away. – Lynn Johnston

85705. My brother was a great audience, and if he liked the picture, he would laugh and laugh and laugh, and he would want to keep the picture. Making people laugh with an image I had created… what power that was! – Lynn Johnston

85706. My feeling toward the animal is that he is our younger brother, and that we are our brother’s keeper. – Mary Johnston

85707. A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops. – Maurice Johnstone

85708. When I hear the word culture – I release the safety-catch of my Browning. – Hanns Johst

85709. I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause. – Angelina Jolie

85710. I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble. – Angelina Jolie

85711. I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. – Angelina Jolie

85712. If I didn’t have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up. – Angelina Jolie

85713. If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me. – Angelina Jolie

85714. If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do. – Angelina Jolie

85715. Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life. – Angelina Jolie

85716. If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart. – Angelina Jolie

85717. If you have enough people sitting around telling you you’re wonderful, then you start believing you’re fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too! – Angelina Jolie

85718. Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable! – Angelina Jolie

85719. Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don’t know why he’s with me. I don’t know whether I’m good enough. But if I make him happy, then I’m everything I want to be. – Angelina Jolie

85720. I’m odd looking. Sometimes I think I look like a funny muppet. – Angelina Jolie

85721. The fact is I am not having sex. But I feel absolutely ripe for the, what would you say? plucking? – Angelina Jolie

85722. The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon. – Angelina Jolie

85723. Therapy? I don’t need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy. – Angelina Jolie

85724. There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. – Angelina Jolie

85725. They’re right to think that about me, because I’m the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that. – Angelina Jolie

85726. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Angelina Jolie

85727. What nourishes me also destroys me. – Angelina Jolie

85728. When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble. – Angelina Jolie

85729. When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire. – Angelina Jolie

85730. Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else. – Angelina Jolie

85731. I don’t think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that’s what counts. – Angelina Jolie

85732. I like everything. Boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. Which is a problem when I’m walking down the street. – Angelina Jolie

85733. All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what’s sexy or cool or tough. – Angelina Jolie

85734. And my dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father. – Angelina Jolie

85735. Everyone got kind of crazy with me mentioning I was in love with a woman. – Angelina Jolie

85736. Honestly, I like everything, boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. – Angelina Jolie

85737. I always play women I would date. – Angelina Jolie

85738. I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet. – Angelina Jolie

85739. I didn’t really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry… but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it’s the fixtures and fittings that finish you off. – Angelina Jolie

85740. I do have tatoos, and I do wear leather, but there are other sides of me, that my film express. – Angelina Jolie

85741. I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess. – Angelina Jolie

85742. I don’t see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I’m skinny, as if that’s supposed to make me happy. – Angelina Jolie

85743. I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine. – Angelina Jolie

85744. I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. – Angelina Jolie

85745. I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I’ll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don’t taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me. – Angelina Jolie

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85746. I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world. – Angelina Jolie

85747. I never felt settled or calm. You can’t really commit to life when you feel that. – Angelina Jolie

85748. I never like being touched, ever. People used to say I held my breath when they were hugging me. I still do. – Angelina Jolie

85749. I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine. – Angelina Jolie

85750. I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don’t like that. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. – Angelina Jolie

85751. I’d go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn’t know who I was. And things just get really dark. – Angelina Jolie

85752. I’d like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don’t have misconceptions – they understand. I believe that. – Angelina Jolie

85753. I’m getting a wrinkle above my eyebrow because I just can’t stop lifting it, and I love that you know. – Angelina Jolie

85754. I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. – Angelina Jolie

85755. We live in an epoch of denudation. – John Joly

85756. All great results in our universe are founded in motions and forces the most minute. – John Joly

85757. That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. – John Joly

85758. The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit. – John Joly

85759. Geological age plays the same part in our views of the duration of the universe as the Earth’s orbital radius does in our views of the immensity of space. – John Joly

85760. The Melvins are grunge. – Adam Jones

85761. I’m not into solos, I’m into lyrics. – Adam Jones

85762. I’ve never worried about how long the song is. – Adam Jones

85763. I listen to Helmet – and I love Helmet, they’re a great band – but every song sounds the same. – Adam Jones

85764. If you become addicted and a junkie, well, that’s your fault. – Adam Jones

85765. Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out. – Adam Jones

85766. My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs. – Adam Jones

85767. I’m not a good guitar player. – Adam Jones

85768. That’s what I love about our music – it’ll never be a hit because you can’t dance to it. – Adam Jones

85769. I’ve always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons. – Adam Jones

85770. We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want. – Adam Jones

85771. We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us. – Adam Jones

85772. We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song. – Adam Jones

85773. We’re more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits. – Adam Jones

85774. When we played with the Rollins Band, we’d keep songs going until we felt like ending it. – Adam Jones

85775. With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection. – Adam Jones

85776. That’s the thing I like about my sound. It’s real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound. – Adam Jones

85777. As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge. – Adam Jones

85778. I haven’t listened to much music lately; I’ve been out of it. – Adam Jones

85779. I have a record company starting. It’s called Flesh Records and I’m putting together music for porno movies. – Adam Jones

85780. Doing the stereotypical solo bores me. – Adam Jones

85781. If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it’s gonna sound like a lyric. – Adam Jones

85782. But if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music. – Adam Jones

85783. I’m not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like. – Adam Jones

85784. All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band. – Adam Jones

85785. I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other. – Adam Jones

85786. I’m my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist. – Adam Jones

85787. I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade. – Adam Jones

85788. I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge. – Adam Jones

85789. I think people like Steve Vai are so boring. – Adam Jones

85790. I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don’t understand. – Adam Jones

85791. I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom. – Adam Jones

85792. I’m a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we’ve been in many bands. – Adam Jones

85793. I personally don’t like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong. – Adam Jones

85794. Different people get different things out of the images. It doesn’t matter what it’s about, all that matters is how it makes you feel. – Adam Jones

85795. Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days. – Anson Jones

85796. It is only requisite, for me to say to you, that the President places great reliance upon your skill, judgment and intimate knowledge. – Anson Jones

85797. The Republic of Texas is no more. – Anson Jones

85798. I toyed with the idea of going to find another war where I could at least feel alive. I was so numb that it took terror to make me feel anything. – Bess Jones

85799. Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. – Beverly Jones

85800. Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles. – Beverly Jones

85801. Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears. – Bobby Jones

85802. You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank. – Bobby Jones

85803. The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two. – Bobby Jones

85804. If ever I needed an eight foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me. – Bobby Jones

85805. It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it. – Bobby Jones

85806. Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying. – Bobby Jones

85807. To lose a son under those circumstances – a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart. – Brian Jones

85808. The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out. – Chuck Jones

85809. Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter. – Chuck Jones

85810. Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. – Chuck Jones

85811. Painting does what we cannot do – it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane. – Chuck Jones

85812. The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds – the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. – Chuck Jones

85813. The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy. – Chuck Jones

85814. The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans. – Chuck Jones

85815. The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he’s asleep. – Chuck Jones

85816. In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War. – Chuck Jones

85817. The whole essence of good drawing – and of good thinking, perhaps – is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be. – Chuck Jones

85818. There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think. – Chuck Jones

85819. There’s only one test of a great children’s book, or a great children’s film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children’s film, or a great children’s book. – Chuck Jones

85820. We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change. – Chuck Jones

85821. Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you. – Chuck Jones

85822. When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. – Chuck Jones

85823. The only thing an adult can give a child is time. – Chuck Jones

85824. Disney was not a good animator, he didn’t draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer. – Chuck Jones

85825. A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together. – Chuck Jones

85826. Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. – Chuck Jones

85827. Anyone can negatively criticize – it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires. – Chuck Jones

85828. Mark Twain’s Roughing It is a book that many people don’t know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age. – Chuck Jones

85829. Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations. – Chuck Jones

85830. If you want a midget to look like a baby, don’t put a cigar in his mouth. – Chuck Jones

85831. Each character represented a trait that resides in me. – Chuck Jones

85832. Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities. – Chuck Jones

85833. Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color. – Chuck Jones

85834. Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don’t try selling sunshine and light – you’ll go broke. – Chuck Jones

85835. I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation. – Chuck Jones

85836. I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny. – Chuck Jones

85837. I started reading when I was about three, a little over three. – Chuck Jones

85838. I’m still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do. – Chuck Jones

85839. If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings. – Chuck Jones

85840. Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business. – Chuck Jones

85841. I’ve seen a lot of highs and a lot of lows with this team, and one thing I’ve learned is that even though you have lows, you’re not going to have them forever, so you’ve got to keep fighting. – Cobi Jones

85842. Being out in that heat for two weeks definitely drains your energy. – Cobi Jones

85843. I definitely do like change. I don’t know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I don’t like the same old thing all the time. – Cobi Jones

85844. I don’t know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I am someone who enjoys change. – Cobi Jones

85845. I don’t like the same old thing all the time. – Cobi Jones

85846. The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned. – Cobi Jones

85847. I know a lot of people didn’t understand why I came back, and people are still going to say it was stupid and it was the wrong decision. But I’m happy. – Cobi Jones

85848. You know what you are getting into, but being out in that heat for two weeks definitely drains your energy. – Cobi Jones

85849. You are going to have hostile crowds and the fans are going to find out where you are staying and keep you awake at night. They are going to use everything possible. – Cobi Jones

85850. We are still confident as a team that we will make it through to the final Cup qualifying round. – Cobi Jones

85851. The league, is doing well. It is just a matter of trying to sort some things out with my contract. – Cobi Jones

85852. The league, I think, is doing well. It’s growing, it’s maturing, and it’s becoming a better league. – Cobi Jones

85853. That’s one of my jobs, just trying to do what I can to help this team out as much as possible. – Cobi Jones

85854. Overall, I think I’m in pretty good shape, but I’m not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic. – Cobi Jones

85855. It’s difficult to compare coaches. You really can’t compare them. – Cobi Jones

85856. It just proves that I’ve been here for a long time and, I guess, have done the right things over the years. – Cobi Jones

85857. I think the Commissioner is taking the steps necessary to give the game back to the players and the fans and hopefully take the league to the next level. – Cobi Jones

85858. We didn’t think we were a fourth-place team. For us to beat the first-place team in the West and the first-place team in the East shows the dedication and determination that we had. – Cobi Jones

85859. I am a God. – Curtis Jones

85860. I try to give positive energy in all my shows. – Curtis Jones

85861. Football kicks you in the teeth. – Dave Jones

85862. And it should be the law: If you use the word “paradigm” without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. – David Jones

85863. The Fed chairmanship is not the kind of job where you want to surprise everyone with your choice of a total unknown. You don’t want to surprise Wall Street. – David Jones

85864. We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it’s not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean. – David Jones

85865. Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family medicine doesn’t have any procedures. – David Jones

85866. The culture of the chairmanship is to be the dominant voice in the Fed. If you have a weak chairman… the markets could be very unsettled. – David Jones

85867. I’m about to challenge for the Maryland Cup in the next couple of years, as an owner, a trainer, and a rider. – Davy Jones

85868. We’ll get material in there and all of a sudden I’ll switch the material around or the order of the show. – Davy Jones

85869. We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format. – Davy Jones

85870. The Monkees were never cancelled for a start. NBC wanted to do a third year. – Davy Jones

85871. The thing is, the reader doesn’t want to hear about bad times. – Davy Jones

85872. You can put me in the basement or the penthouse; it doesn’t matter to me. – Davy Jones

85873. The Monkees are like the mafia. You’re in for life. Nobody gets out. – Davy Jones

85874. People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around. – Davy Jones

85875. Over the last couple of years I have gotten an average of 2,000 letters a week from fans. – Davy Jones

85876. My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment. – Davy Jones

85877. It’s a crying shame we don’t play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way. – Davy Jones

85878. In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me. – Davy Jones

85879. I’ve got a farm in England where I breed horses. – Davy Jones

85880. As far as groupies, I never saw any of them. – Davy Jones

85881. I’m a married man. If I want sex at this particular point in my life, I go home for it. – Davy Jones

85882. They want to know I’m doing good, the fans do. – Davy Jones

85883. And actually, about three weeks ago, Micky, Peter and I were in Vegas at the MGM Grand. And we did about 12 shows in seven days. It was quite an experience. – Davy Jones

85884. Around the property I have here, I’m about to put an all weather race track. I’m about to build stables. I’m about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England. – Davy Jones

85885. Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I’m out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it. – Davy Jones

85886. During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it. – Davy Jones

85887. Groupies to me, were people who followed you around. Familiar faces who were always there, asking for autographs. We have more of those now, but they’re not sexual. – Davy Jones

85888. I got hate letters from girls all over America because I wouldn’t go to the prom with them. – Davy Jones

85889. I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania. – Davy Jones

85890. I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what’s happening in my personal life. – Davy Jones

85891. I was mad at Screen Gems, but I’m not mad at them anymore. – Davy Jones

85892. I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy. – Davy Jones

85893. And it really pisses Peter and Micky off when I get onto one of those tangents where I start to do humor. – Davy Jones

85894. This does make me very very careful, particularly in the second draft, to get it right, because you do feel that somebody in the future who may be extremely important for everybody, is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility, a huge one. – Diana Wynne Jones

85895. If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine. – Diana Wynne Jones

85896. This is ridiculous, I mean, wholly ridiculous. It never did any child any harm to have something that was a tiny bit above them anyway, and I claim that anyone who can follow Doctor Who can follow absolutely anything. – Diana Wynne Jones

85897. Mainly as sort of blueprints for dealing with most of the adults in their lives, to some extent with their fellows. It is this notion of aiming high and there’s always hope, aim low and you might as well stop now. – Diana Wynne Jones

85898. It’s a lucky child that knows that they’re a genius, unaimed and all that. – Diana Wynne Jones

85899. It seems to me that humour is everybody’s way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it’s nearly always a mini fantasy. – Diana Wynne Jones

85900. I mean one of the things about being alone is that you’ve no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let’s face it, we don’t often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we. – Diana Wynne Jones

85901. I find it just simply takes me right back to those times, and I really can’t take it, I don’t want to, I mean, why should I face up to it? What good does it do me? I know it happened, and that’s it. – Diana Wynne Jones

85902. I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it’s just a question of finding this. – Diana Wynne Jones

85903. Fantasy for me as a kid was real, and I had a fantasy about what life was, whether it was sort of wicked and dire, or wholly normal, or whatever. Anything really close to home is not, it seems to me, what a good book should be about. – Diana Wynne Jones

85904. And indeed if you think you’re a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you’re no good, you’re not going to get anywhere. – Diana Wynne Jones

85905. Actually, in the wild, we’d be the only person that we wouldn’t recognize, if you think about it. – Diana Wynne Jones

85906. I think one of things is that all fantasy it seems to me works the way your brain basically works. This is perhaps a startling concept, but I think it’s true. – Diana Wynne Jones

85907. When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character. – E. Stanley Jones

85908. Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ. – E. Stanley Jones

85909. The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes. – E. Stanley Jones

85910. The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions. – E. Stanley Jones

85911. To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe. – E. Stanley Jones

85912. Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes. – E. Stanley Jones

85913. We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. – E. Stanley Jones

85914. Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you. – E. Stanley Jones

85915. When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian. – E. Stanley Jones

85916. Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence. – E. Stanley Jones

85917. You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love. – E. Stanley Jones

85918. Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus. – E. Stanley Jones

85919. Prayer is commitment. We don’t merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment. – E. Stanley Jones

85920. Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you. – E. Stanley Jones

85921. Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian. – E. Stanley Jones

85922. Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention. – E. Stanley Jones

85923. Life is supplied with a basic adequacy. – E. Stanley Jones

85924. In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are. – E. Stanley Jones

85925. In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action – you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things. – E. Stanley Jones

85926. If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be. – E. Stanley Jones

85927. Here he tells us that the new birth is first of all ‘not of blood’. You don’t get it through the blood stream, through heredity. Your parents can give you much, but they cannot give you this. – E. Stanley Jones

85928. God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature – the urge to love and be loved – must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross. – E. Stanley Jones

85929. Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us – an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation. – E. Stanley Jones

85930. At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption. – E. Stanley Jones

85931. Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God. – E. Stanley Jones

85932. Character is supreme in life, hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing – so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code but a character. – E. Stanley Jones

85933. We got guys who can score. Everybody knows guys can score. – Eddie Jones

85934. Home court changes everything. If you have home court, you’re expected to win. – Eddie Jones

85935. A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist. – Franklin Jones

85936. Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice. – Franklin P. Jones

85937. Love doesn’t make the word go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones

85938. A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they’re loaded or not. – Franklin P. Jones

85939. All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day. – Franklin P. Jones

85940. You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something. – Franklin P. Jones

85941. Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business. – Franklin P. Jones

85942. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. – Franklin P. Jones

85943. Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. – Franklin P. Jones

85944. Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. – Franklin P. Jones

85945. Experience is that marvelous thing that enable you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. – Franklin P. Jones

85946. It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. – Franklin P. Jones

85947. An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory. – Franklin P. Jones

85948. The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis. – Franklin P. Jones

85949. Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values – and witnesses. – Franklin P. Jones

85950. Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there. – Franklin P. Jones

85951. One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. – Franklin P. Jones

85952. One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you’ve already finished it. – Franklin P. Jones

85953. Originality is the art of concealing your source. – Franklin P. Jones

85954. You’re an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. – Franklin P. Jones

85955. Sex is a two-way treat. – Franklin P. Jones

85956. It’s the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we’re paying somebody not to. – Franklin P. Jones

85957. The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one. – Franklin P. Jones

85958. The most efficient labor-saving device is still money. – Franklin P. Jones

85959. The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it. – Franklin P. Jones

85960. What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely. – Franklin P. Jones

85961. When you get something for nothing, you just haven’t been billed for it yet. – Franklin P. Jones

85962. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones

85963. Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. – Franklin P. Jones

85964. Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. – Franklin P. Jones

85965. Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad. – George Jones

85966. Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining. – Grace Jones

85967. Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy. – Grace Jones

85968. Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there’s always one brave enough to stay. – Grace Jones

85969. Use, don’t abuse. – Grace Jones

85970. I am the sum total of everything that I have experienced musically. – Hank Jones

85971. O God! Put back Thy universe and give me yesterday. – Henry Arthur Jones

85972. When he died, Emerson was thought of as the representative American writer par excellence, and his point of view was still so potent that William James was honored to be asked to speak at a centenary celebration. – Howard Mumford Jones

85973. Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it. – Howard Mumford Jones

85974. I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us. – Howard Mumford Jones

85975. Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit. – Howard Mumford Jones

85976. Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history. – Howard Mumford Jones

85977. No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement. – James Earl Jones

85978. In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia. – James Earl Jones

85979. Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race. – James Earl Jones

85980. My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members of our entire family to ever go to college. – James Earl Jones

85981. My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic – and I think psychotic – way to face racism. So she taught us to be racist, which is something I had to undo later when I got to Michigan, you know. – James Earl Jones

85982. My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life because she set me in one direction, and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity, and for my ability to be a social human being. – James Earl Jones

85983. One day, my youngest uncle – the other one who was first to go to college, Randy – and I were sitting out on the front porch. And he was brilliant. He ended up – he just retired from Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. – James Earl Jones

85984. It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don’t acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children. – James Earl Jones

85985. I was preparing myself for the theater, and… I got a little job here and a job there, but it wasn’t going well, and I considered some time before the mid-60s that maybe I should consider something else. – James Earl Jones

85986. I was as content Off-Broadway as I was in a big Hollywood movie, and, I just try to be content wherever I am, you know. – James Earl Jones

85987. I was an adopted child of my grandparents, and I don’t know how I can ever express my gratitude for that, because my parents would have been a mess, you know. – James Earl Jones

85988. More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather. – James Earl Jones

85989. The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose. – James Earl Jones

85990. Your own need to be shines out of any dream or creation you imagine. – James Earl Jones

85991. You weren’t going to the theater to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world. – James Earl Jones

85992. You sang in church, you know, and you didn’t act at all. You tried not to act, you tried to tell the truth. The idea of being a troubadour on the road singing for your supper was very disturbing to him. – James Earl Jones

85993. You don’t build a bond without being present. – James Earl Jones

85994. When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that. – James Earl Jones

85995. When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. – James Earl Jones

85996. So in my junior year, I switched to the drama department. – James Earl Jones

85997. There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond. – James Earl Jones

85998. Reading was a big thing, yes. Books were a big thing. But the things that stick out were the newspapers. – James Earl Jones

85999. The goal wasn’t to be a millionaire or to be a Hollywood star. That was not the goal. The goal was something about – the goal was to find the goal, but I knew where it was. – James Earl Jones

86000. The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation, but we haven’t gotten there yet. – James Earl Jones

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