180000 famous quotes part 98 – 97001 to 98000

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180000 famous quotes part 98 – 97001 to 98000

97001. Our alliances and our credibility are crucial elements of our working capital in advancing America’s interests in the world, and they have been eroded over the last four years. – Patrick Leahy

97002. There have been 111 Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States. Only three have been women. If she is confirmed, Solicitor General Kagan will bring the Supreme Court to an historical high-water mark, with three women concurrently serving as Justices. – Patrick Leahy

97003. The American public is sick and tired of being lied to. – Patrick Leahy

97004. What I think we can do is help individuals understand the church teaching, but also maybe help the church understand the viewpoint of lay men and women about what they want in regard to priests, or how do they want the hierarchy to deal with them? – William P. Leahy

97005. Others don’t want to listen to viewpoints that members of the church have. – William P. Leahy

97006. Some of the speakers we bring on campus may not reflect official church teaching, but that’s how it is. – William P. Leahy

97007. The hierarchy shouldn’t fear what we’re doing. – William P. Leahy

97008. The Spirit hasn’t deserted the church today. – William P. Leahy

97009. This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community. – William P. Leahy

97010. We’ve always had issues up for discussion at Catholic universities. – William P. Leahy

97011. What we’re about is a manifestation of the Catholic roots of Boston College. – William P. Leahy

97012. You know how the church has been hit so hard by the sexual misconduct by clergy, and what’s that’s done to Catholics, especially here in Boston but elsewhere as well. – William P. Leahy

97013. One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it’s on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. – William P. Leahy

97014. The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy. – William P. Leahy

97015. We are the meeting place, an entity that’s trying to connect faith and culture. – William P. Leahy

97016. Clearly there are individuals who don’t understand what the church teaches, or they think it’s so limiting. – William P. Leahy

97017. Now where people are – at least the people I talk to – they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. – William P. Leahy

97018. By no means do I anticipate screening those who come on to campus… And I have no difficulty if a bishop across the country or some local pastor may say that’s not Catholic teaching – that’s fine. – William P. Leahy

97019. I am very confident that the Spirit is with us. – William P. Leahy

97020. I say let’s respond as best we can to the victims and their families. – William P. Leahy

97021. I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way. – William P. Leahy

97022. I think we can work through a lot of these issues. – William P. Leahy

97023. I would be with those who say the hierarchy in the United States has badly mishandled this whole situation. – William P. Leahy

97024. As a university, we’re not focused on bringing about huge reforms – that’s not our role. – William P. Leahy

97025. I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members. – William P. Leahy

97026. Individuals will speak their minds, which I think is healthy. – William P. Leahy

97027. No organization, whether it’s police or physicians or whatever, wants to have its errors held up to the light of day, but it’s wrong, as is coming out so well. – William P. Leahy

97028. The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better. – William P. Leahy

97029. BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church – that’s got to come out of the whole Catholic community. – William P. Leahy

97030. When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago. – Louis Leakey

97031. South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century. – Louis Leakey

97032. The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics. – Louis Leakey

97033. The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years. – Louis Leakey

97034. The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves. – Louis Leakey

97035. The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose. – Louis Leakey

97036. There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating. – Louis Leakey

97037. We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai. – Louis Leakey

97038. Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America. – Louis Leakey

97039. Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance. – Louis Leakey

97040. To save an animal’s life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone. – Louis Leakey

97041. I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks. – Louis Leakey

97042. Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult. – Louis Leakey

97043. At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology. – Louis Leakey

97044. Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya. – Louis Leakey

97045. The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done. – Louis Leakey

97046. I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England. – Louis Leakey

97047. I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene. – Louis Leakey

97048. I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile’s neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable. – Louis Leakey

97049. I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over. At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen! – Louis Leakey

97050. Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. – Louis Leakey

97051. Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it. – Louis Leakey

97052. Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing. – Louis Leakey

97053. I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would. – Mary Leakey

97054. The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools. – Mary Leakey

97055. She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time. – Mary Leakey

97056. Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece. – Mary Leakey

97057. No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely. – Mary Leakey

97058. I never felt interpretation was my job. – Mary Leakey

97059. I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found. – Mary Leakey

97060. Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity. – Mary Leakey

97061. I’d rather be in a tent than in a house. – Mary Leakey

97062. Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task. – Richard Leakey

97063. The problem is that during the 1980s, a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas. And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants. – Richard Leakey

97064. The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here. – Richard Leakey

97065. The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels. – Richard Leakey

97066. Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds. – Richard Leakey

97067. For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment. – Richard Leakey

97068. Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore, as both of my legs were amputated following an airplane crash twelve years ago. – Richard Leakey

97069. To investigate the history of man’s development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils. – Richard Leakey

97070. Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well. – Richard Leakey

97071. It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads. – Richard Leakey

97072. I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa. – Richard Leakey

97073. I can’t think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils. – Richard Leakey

97074. Elephants can live to an age of up to 70 or 80 years and they have a good memory. It could be they come across an area that is experiencing a drought. Then they continue on their path and run into people. – Richard Leakey

97075. Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn’t have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants. – Richard Leakey

97076. Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance. – Richard Leakey

97077. A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge. – Richard Leakey

97078. I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out. – Richard Leakey

97079. One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult. – Richard Leakey

97080. We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed. – Richard Leakey

97081. We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man. – Richard Leakey

97082. We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers. – Richard Leakey

97083. Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn’t like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west, but Africa was definitely the place. – Richard Leakey

97084. I think people remember pictures not dialogue. That’s why I like pictures. – David Lean

97085. I rather like mysteries. But I do dislike muddles. – David Lean

97086. Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director’s job to make it appear real… an audience should not be conscious of technique. – David Lean

97087. I’ve just begun to dare to think I perhaps am a bit of an artist. – David Lean

97088. Don’t make jokes about food. – David Lean

97089. I’m first and foremost interested in the story, the characters. – David Lean

97090. I am not interested in releasing best of stuff and I have not given my permission. You release best of packages when you’re a has-been and have nothing new to offer. – Amanda Lear

97091. I hate to spread rumours, but what else can one do with them? – Amanda Lear

97092. I’ve tried to tell a story. For me, it is the best one. – Amanda Lear

97093. My talk show takes place in bed, in Italy. – Amanda Lear

97094. One of the unfortunate things about our education system is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves of their subconscious capabilities. – Bill Lear

97095. I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace. – Edward Lear

97096. Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse. – Edward Lear

97097. They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon. – Edward Lear

97098. There was an old man with a beard, who said: ‘It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard. – Edward Lear

97099. TV that people will never see, that giant international corporations will never touch, will never pay your salary. – Norman Lear

97100. When we went on the air, I didn’t want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain. – Norman Lear

97101. We got ratings. It isn’t that they won’t quarrel with you, or say you’re always right. But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are good and you’re reasonable – I don’t think we fought unreasonably. We basically won that right. – Norman Lear

97102. We are a country of excess. So it’s not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition. – Norman Lear

97103. We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension. – Norman Lear

97104. But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that’s not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met. – Norman Lear

97105. In this nation, leadership is dollars. – Norman Lear

97106. So we gravitated to shows and issues and causes that made people care. – Norman Lear

97107. In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings. – Norman Lear

97108. I guess because the shows were activist in their own way – the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know – people understand me very well. They also understand there’s a very strong bipartisan part in all of this. – Norman Lear

97109. Life goes on pretty much the same way. I’ve been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show. – Norman Lear

97110. Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case. – Norman Lear

97111. I stop and look at traffic accidents. I won’t hang around, but when I hear something is terrible, as bad as it is, I’ve gotta look at it. – Norman Lear

97112. Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything. – Norman Lear

97113. I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins. – Norman Lear

97114. Maybe they continued to agree with Archie Bunker – as I said earlier, you can’t change people’s minds, but you can get them to think. – Norman Lear

97115. Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan. – Norman Lear

97116. Originally, with all the shows, we went looking for belly laughs. – Norman Lear

97117. It crossed our minds early on that the more an audience cared – we were working before, on average, 240, live people. If you could get them caring – the more they cared, the harder they laughed. – Norman Lear

97118. That’s the heart of it: My shows were not that controversial with the American people. They were controversial with the people who think for the American people. – Norman Lear

97119. The American people may not be the best-educated, but they’re very wise at heart. – Norman Lear

97120. The trafficking of sex and violence is comes after the demand for ratings. – Norman Lear

97121. There was no real controversy with All In The Family. That came from the people on the business end. – Norman Lear

97122. Even when they don’t know who Nixon was, these shows will continue to play. – Norman Lear

97123. But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They’re all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives. – Norman Lear

97124. At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric, the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom, or the head of this giant international corporation that wants these ratings. – Norman Lear

97125. I wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes, with commercials at the beginning and end. For years, I couldn’t get my way. They wanted to interrupt three times. – Norman Lear

97126. Granted, the writers, directors, producers, and that community make a great deal of money. But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other things for the living they make. – Norman Lear

97127. You’re in the business – when you’re a writer, producer, director – to get ratings. – Norman Lear

97128. Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct. – Denis Leary

97129. Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. – Denis Leary

97130. There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn’t get laid. – Denis Leary

97131. We live in a country where John Lennon takes eight bullets, Yoko Ono is walking right beside him and not one hits her. Explain that to me! – Denis Leary

97132. Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them. – Denis Leary

97133. I’ve eaten things that didn’t complain this much. – Denis Leary

97134. I will not bond. I will not share. I refuse to nuture. – Denis Leary

97135. I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them into one country and call it Irate. All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with. – Denis Leary

97136. I want you to take away the hope because that’s the thing that’s killing me. – Denis Leary

97137. I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how’s that for prejudice on the Democratic side? – Denis Leary

97138. I would never do crack… I would never do a drug named after a part of my own ass, okay? – Denis Leary

97139. My biggest regret in life is that I didn’t hit John Denver in the mouth while I has the chance. – Denis Leary

97140. If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. – Timothy Leary

97141. You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. – Timothy Leary

97142. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Timothy Leary

97143. We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. – Timothy Leary

97144. Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. – Timothy Leary

97145. Think for yourself and question authority. – Timothy Leary

97146. There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third. – Timothy Leary

97147. The universe is an intelligence test. – Timothy Leary

97148. Science is all metaphor. – Timothy Leary

97149. You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. – Timothy Leary

97150. Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. – Timothy Leary

97151. In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show. – Timothy Leary

97152. Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top. – Timothy Leary

97153. My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out. – Timothy Leary

97154. I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration. – Timothy Leary

97155. An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold. – Mary Elizabeth Lease

97156. Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell. – Mary Elizabeth Lease

97157. Childhood smells of perfume and brownies. – David Leavitt

97158. In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth. I think you have to be as true to your memory and your experience as you possibly can. – David Leavitt

97159. It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel. – David Leavitt

97160. The big lesson I learned from Hurricane Katrina is that we have to be thinking about the unthinkable because sometimes the unthinkable happens. – Michael Leavitt

97161. I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn’t go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations. – Aleksandr Lebed

97162. There is no reason why I should call myself a democrat. – Aleksandr Lebed

97163. In order to build basic democracy here we’ll need lives of two generations – at least forty years. – Aleksandr Lebed

97164. I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It’s the people who had their past and future taken from them – they don’t get paid – many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go. – Aleksandr Lebed

97165. I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals. – Aleksandr Lebed

97166. For 73 years a totalitarian regime ruled the country. Totalitarian regime. – Aleksandr Lebed

97167. First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will. – Aleksandr Lebed

97168. As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh. – Aleksandr Lebed

97169. And this system sorted out the Chechen war in just 20 days. This way, I used the President’s power, he didn’t use me. It wasn’t hard for me to leave – it isn’t my scene. I have nothing to do there. – Aleksandr Lebed

97170. You must go deeper into Russia – 150 kilometres from Moscow or more, and look there. The kids are fed with cattle feed – people don’t get paid for half a year. – Aleksandr Lebed

97171. I am a Soviet man, and Yeltsin is a Soviet man – maybe our grandchildren will be different. – Aleksandr Lebed

97172. I keep waiting for the roof to cave in. I was raised to follow the Golden Rule, you know, treat people the way you wish to be treated. That’s kind of the way I live my life. Maybe someone up there likes me for that. – Matt LeBlanc

97173. You basically have a group of four spies who are chosen for a mission they feel for the fact of how competent they are and how their expertise and they’re the right one for the job. But ultimately they find out they’ve been actually chosen for their incompetence. – Matt LeBlanc

97174. Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling. – Matt LeBlanc

97175. When I was younger and studying acting, I never ever saw myself in the sitcom world; it was drama that really turned me on and still does. – Matt LeBlanc

97176. This whole acting thing was always just for me and was always an absolute shot in the dark. If it didn’t pan out, I had my hammer and tool belt, banging nails again tomorrow if I had to. – Matt LeBlanc

97177. The more cynical you become, the better off you’ll be. – Matt LeBlanc

97178. Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform. – Matt LeBlanc

97179. I’ve grown tremendously as an actor by being there. It is comic writing the likes of which I don’t know that I’ll ever see again and it’s been a great, great experience. – Matt LeBlanc

97180. I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society. – Matt LeBlanc

97181. I don’t like silk underwear. They don’t do the job, you know? – Matt LeBlanc

97182. I am not bisexual. I am not gay. I have never had sex with men. – Matt LeBlanc

97183. Having kids has been great for me. I have two beautiful step- kids, as well as my own new daughter. They’ve really helped me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, and life is good. I feel like I’m the luckiest guy here. – Matt LeBlanc

97184. Comedy is just to me, maybe it’s a natural knack, if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it. – Matt LeBlanc

97185. As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get, in my book is for someone to believe that you’re the character. – Matt LeBlanc

97186. And if you have great writing, it’s really easy, but if it’s not so great and you have to work a little harder, I could tell where the work needed to be done but comedy is just fun. – Matt LeBlanc

97187. In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly. – Matt LeBlanc

97188. As I assume my responsibilities as your representative, I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions, as well of my determination to serve you and the people of Canada to the utmost of my abilities. – Romeo LeBlanc

97189. I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: ‘A long time ago, in the future.’ Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future. – Romeo LeBlanc

97190. If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized. – Romeo LeBlanc

97191. We owe the Aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart. – Romeo LeBlanc

97192. Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. – Michael LeBoeuf

97193. Treat your customers like lifetime partners. – Michael LeBoeuf

97194. A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. – Michael LeBoeuf

97195. Every company’s greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company. – Michael LeBoeuf

97196. When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. – Michael LeBoeuf

97197. The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it. – Michael LeBoeuf

97198. I feel sorry for the ’90s, because it was never able to be anything much more than the hangover to the party that was the ’80s. – Simon LeBon

97199. We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops. – Simon LeBon

97200. My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. – Fran Lebowitz

97201. Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you. – Fran Lebowitz

97202. Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk. – Fran Lebowitz

97203. Polite conversation is rarely either. – Fran Lebowitz

97204. Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met. – Fran Lebowitz

97205. Nothing succeeds like address. – Fran Lebowitz

97206. No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. – Fran Lebowitz

97207. Never relinquish clothing to a hotel valet without first specifically telling him that you want it back. – Fran Lebowitz

97208. Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. – Fran Lebowitz

97209. My favorite animal is steak. – Fran Lebowitz

97210. The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive. – Fran Lebowitz

97211. Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep. – Fran Lebowitz

97212. Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs. – Fran Lebowitz

97213. Scientists – the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set. – Fran Lebowitz

97214. In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. – Fran Lebowitz

97215. Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable. – Fran Lebowitz

97216. The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. – Fran Lebowitz

97217. The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. – Fran Lebowitz

97218. To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel. – Fran Lebowitz

97219. Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. – Fran Lebowitz

97220. Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. – Fran Lebowitz

97221. When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough. – Fran Lebowitz

97222. You can’t go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do. – Fran Lebowitz

97223. You’re only as good as your last haircut. – Fran Lebowitz

97224. Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try. – Fran Lebowitz

97225. Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. – Fran Lebowitz

97226. Don’t bother discussing sex with small children. They rarely have anything to add. – Fran Lebowitz

97227. There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. – Fran Lebowitz

97228. Andy Warhol made fame more famous. – Fran Lebowitz

97229. As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. – Fran Lebowitz

97230. Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying. – Fran Lebowitz

97231. Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. – Fran Lebowitz

97232. Calling a taxi in Texas is like calling a rabbi in Iraq. – Fran Lebowitz

97233. Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat. – Fran Lebowitz

97234. Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure. – Fran Lebowitz

97235. Designer clothes worn by children are like snowsuits worn by adults. Few can carry it off successfully. – Fran Lebowitz

97236. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. – Fran Lebowitz

97237. Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won’t feel like watching. – Fran Lebowitz

97238. Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. – Fran Lebowitz

97239. Food is an important part of a balanced diet. – Fran Lebowitz

97240. I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. – Fran Lebowitz

97241. If you’re going to America, bring your own food. – Fran Lebowitz

97242. If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don’t teach him to subtract teach him to deduct. – Fran Lebowitz

97243. If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. – Fran Lebowitz

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97244. All God’s children are not beautiful. Most of God’s children are, in fact, barely presentable. – Fran Lebowitz

97245. I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. – Fran Lebowitz

97246. Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. – Fran Lebowitz

97247. I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota. – Fran Lebowitz

97248. I never met anyone who didn’t have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood? – Fran Lebowitz

97249. I must take issue with the term ‘a mere child,’ for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. – Fran Lebowitz

97250. I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. – Fran Lebowitz

97251. Humility is no substitute for a good personality. – Fran Lebowitz

97252. Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications. – Fran Lebowitz

97253. If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail. – Fran Lebowitz

97254. These hands which stretch out, implore, beg, then rise to the head in a gesture of calamity. – Frederick Leboyer

97255. This howling mouth, this head which rolls back and tries to escape. – Frederick Leboyer

97256. This tragic brow, these closed eyes, eyebrows raised and knotted. – Frederick Leboyer

97257. Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us. – Frederick Leboyer

97258. You’re at the mercy of the editors’ hands. – Kelly LeBrock

97259. If you can’t be with yourself, you’ll never learn to be with anyone else. – Kelly LeBrock

97260. Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings. – Kelly LeBrock

97261. I’ve dated jerks, so why not geeks? – Kelly LeBrock

97262. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. – Kelly LeBrock

97263. My children are my whole life. – Kelly LeBrock

97264. Love has many faces. – Kelly LeBrock

97265. Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody. – Stanislaw Lec

97266. Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. – Stanislaw Lec

97267. You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. – Stanislaw Lec

97268. You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories. – Stanislaw Lec

97269. Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured. – Stanislaw Lec

97270. When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. – Stanislaw Lec

97271. Value your words. Each one may be the last. – Stanislaw Lec

97272. The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper. – Stanislaw Lec

97273. The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it. – Stanislaw Lec

97274. The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. – Stanislaw Lec

97275. In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. – Stanislaw Lec

97276. When smashing monuments, save the pedestals – they always come in handy. – Stanislaw Lec

97277. The first requisite for immortality is death. – Stanislaw Lec

97278. First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don’t come, I choose the ones that pay the rent. – Stanislaw Lec

97279. Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork? – Stanislaw Lec

97280. Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind. – Stanislaw Lec

97281. Never lie when the truth is more profitable. – Stanislaw Lec

97282. People find life entirely too time-consuming. – Stanislaw Lec

97283. Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing. – Stanislaw Lec

97284. Telling lies does not work in advertising. – Stanislaw Lec

97285. Don’t trust the heart, it wants your blood. – Stanislaw Lec

97286. Married people from my generation are like an endangered species! – Patrice Leconte

97287. No, but it’s not because I’m getting older that I’m trying to accelerate. But something very curious is happening: The older I get, the more ideas I’m getting. – Patrice Leconte

97288. You may think it’s very presumptuous, but I really hope that my movies are going to turn people into better people. – Patrice Leconte

97289. My movies are, more or less, very short. I’m terrified of boring an audience. – Patrice Leconte

97290. I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known. – Patrice Leconte

97291. What I expect of a movie reviewer is that he should love cinema as much as I do. – Patrice Leconte

97292. When I was young, my idea was to become a filmmaker. – Patrice Leconte

97293. Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin. – Patrice Leconte

97294. Working with the same people is so much quicker and frees up your energy for other things. – Patrice Leconte

97295. You can work, shop, do everything from home, and I find this unsettling. – Patrice Leconte

97296. Yes, I am very prolific. – Patrice Leconte

97297. I’m not one to dwell on rehearsal or preparation. – Patrice Leconte

97298. I never storyboard. I hate it. I don’t understand why so many directors want to make comic strips of their films. – Patrice Leconte

97299. I like films to be complete in their written form. – Patrice Leconte

97300. I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation. – Patrice Leconte

97301. I like cinema. I am very fond of it. But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own. – Patrice Leconte

97302. I can zero in on subtle things because I’m holding the camera. – Patrice Leconte

97303. I am not a fan of westerns particularly. – Patrice Leconte

97304. But I won’t work with the exact same crew film after film because I feel the work would get a little complacent. – Patrice Leconte

97305. I’ve always done 20 things at once. It’s my way of staying alive, not to keep one dish cooking, but several dishes going. And I’m pretty organized. – Patrice Leconte

97306. If a film is very clever and well-written, that’s what gives you freedom as a director. – Patrice Leconte

97307. China is a civilization pretending to be a nation. – Michael Ledeen

97308. The “Axis of Evil” was – and is – very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well. – Michael Ledeen

97309. So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident. – Michael Ledeen

97310. I think Hadley is to Rice as Scowcroft was to Kissinger; not inclined to think or act independently. – Michael Ledeen

97311. Like Afghanistan before it, Iraq is only one theater in a regional war. We were attacked by a network of terrorist organizations supported by several countries, of whom the most important were Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. – Michael Ledeen

97312. If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk. – Joshua Lederberg

97313. I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn’t ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room. – Joshua Lederberg

97314. I wish I had a talent for dropping things as well as taking on new ones. It gets to be quite a clutter after a while. – Joshua Lederberg

97315. I’d like to put in a vote for the intrinsic fascination of science. – Joshua Lederberg

97316. I’m chairing a UNESCO committee on how to improve global Internet communications for science; help third-world people get onto the Net so they can be part of the process. – Joshua Lederberg

97317. I’m not easily inhibited by the fact that I don’t know something about a subject. It doesn’t stop me from dabbling in it. – Joshua Lederberg

97318. If it takes you 20 or 25 years to establish yourself in one field, you really ought to be careful not to stray too far. – Joshua Lederberg

97319. If lifespan jumps by 30 or 40 years, that has enormous implications. – Joshua Lederberg

97320. If you want to solve very complex problems, you will have to end up letting machines work out a lot of the details for themselves, and in ways that we don’t understand what they are doing. – Joshua Lederberg

97321. If you wanted to dissect the structure of living cells, genetic analysis was an extremely powerful method, so my interest turned to that. – Joshua Lederberg

97322. Life’s a hobby. – Joshua Lederberg

97323. My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7. – Joshua Lederberg

97324. So many of the things I’ve predicted were technologies that were just sitting right in front of us. – Joshua Lederberg

97325. I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions. I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded, I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21. – Joshua Lederberg

97326. We are all very individual. You have to find out what you can do best, and be self-conscious about that. – Joshua Lederberg

97327. Try hard to find out what you’re good at and what your passions are, and where the two converge, and build your life around that. – Joshua Lederberg

97328. To have the recognition of your colleagues is great. The public attention is a mixed blessing. – Joshua Lederberg

97329. Everybody has to learn for the first time. – Joshua Lederberg

97330. I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don’t live as if they deny it. – Joshua Lederberg

97331. When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry: chemical analysis under the microscope, and trying to understand the composition of cells. – Joshua Lederberg

97332. A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You’ve been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke. – Joshua Lederberg

97333. All of civility depends on being able to contain the rage of individuals. – Joshua Lederberg

97334. Although I am a public figure, I’m still a little shy. I don’t think my own personality is important. I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy. – Joshua Lederberg

97335. As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail, you discover it’s open-ended in terms of what needs to be found out about it. – Joshua Lederberg

97336. By the time I was 12 or 13, I was studying biochemistry textbooks. – Joshua Lederberg

97337. I believe I am a person with unusual talents. I think I’d be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that. – Joshua Lederberg

97338. I certainly saw science as a kind of calling, and one with as much legitimacy as a religious calling. – Joshua Lederberg

97339. I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities. – Joshua Lederberg

97340. I don’t believe anybody can really grasp everything that’s even in one textbook. – Joshua Lederberg

97341. I get curious about new things. My real strength is going into a field that has not been investigated before, and finding new approaches to it. – Joshua Lederberg

97342. I got my Nobel Prize for my lab work. – Joshua Lederberg

97343. I have many shortcomings. I feel very lucky to have been able to have what I’ve had. – Joshua Lederberg

97344. I hope I’ve lived a life of science whose style will encourage younger people. – Joshua Lederberg

97345. I started on the use of the Internet for scientific communication. Our research group was one of the very first to make really systematic use of it as a way of managing research projects. – Joshua Lederberg

97346. Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things. – Joshua Lederberg

97347. There are no enemies in science, professor. Only phenomena to study. – Charles Lederer

97348. Knowledge is more important than life. We’ve only one excuse for existing, to think, to find out, to learn. – Charles Lederer

97349. I’m still a kid. I’m like six years old. But it’s just a matter of wanting to get up, it’s just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am. – Heath Ledger

97350. If you’re just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow. – Heath Ledger

97351. If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow. – Heath Ledger

97352. I apologize for my terrible interview skills. – Heath Ledger

97353. I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future. – Heath Ledger

97354. I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away. – Heath Ledger

97355. I don’t know what makes a guy want to write songs and sing, but if you’ve got a message, you want to get it across. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song. – Chris LeDoux

97356. So it’s probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill. – Chris LeDoux

97357. Some guys work 125 to 130 rodeos a year. They’re just goin’ all the time. – Chris LeDoux

97358. Sometimes a hard day’s work is easier than a lot of things you can meet in life. – Chris LeDoux

97359. The breeding programs for the bulls have improved significantly. The bulls are at a much higher caliber. – Chris LeDoux

97360. They were so good that you just had to sing the song to them once and they got it. It’s amazing. Sometimes it didn’t come out the way you wanted, but it was good. – Chris LeDoux

97361. This record is probably as easy as anything I’ve ever done. – Chris LeDoux

97362. Tires were so bald on the truck that the air was showin’ through, and I had to drive fifty miles an hour all the way out there, because the vibration was so bad. – Chris LeDoux

97363. To me, Garth, he’s kind of like my guardian angel. It’s like every time I need some help, he’s there. – Chris LeDoux

97364. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song. – Chris LeDoux

97365. Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side? – Chris LeDoux

97366. You get to where you kind of like it, and It’s a habit That’s hard to break. I still find myself sittin’ in a cafe, like a pizza parlor. – Chris LeDoux

97367. You hope your buddies will win so you don’t have to loan them any money. – Chris LeDoux

97368. Sleepin’ in the truck wasn’t so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself. – Chris LeDoux

97369. You’ll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin’ horse. That’s mighty tough. – Chris LeDoux

97370. Anything to do with the land, I love. – Chris LeDoux

97371. I’m healed up and I feel great. After going through the fire, it’s great to be out performing again. – Chris LeDoux

97372. And takin’ a bath in the creek. That’s the stuff that really made it worthwhile. Anybody can stay in a motel. – Chris LeDoux

97373. Shoot, every time you get on an animal, you take your life in your hands. – Chris LeDoux

97374. I admire bull riders for their passion and the uniqueness each one of them has. – Chris LeDoux

97375. I always was one who didn’t take things for granted. But I think I do appreciate things more now. The small moments of joy that we find each day are so much more precious now than when I looked at them before. – Chris LeDoux

97376. I can remember sittin’ in a cafe when I first started in rodeo, and waitin’ until somebody got done so I could finish what they left. – Chris LeDoux

97377. I’ve had this song in a drawer for a long time, maybe seven or eight years. Every time I’d do an album, I’d take it out and listen to it, and always liked what it had to say. Plus when Garth came in and sang on it, that made it really special. – Chris LeDoux

97378. If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. – Chris LeDoux

97379. In fact my son subscribes to Pro Bull Rider magazine. – Chris LeDoux

97380. Mostly it would be those who rode in a particular even would hang out with those who rode in the same event. – Chris LeDoux

97381. My best year I made $25,000. Of course, that was back in the ’70s. – Chris LeDoux

97382. My partner and I won the race, and I threw my hat into the air and bent to pick it up. Everyone started laughin’ because I had split the back end of my pants out, and I wasn’t wearing shorts. – Chris LeDoux

97383. I had to give everything I had to one event if I wanted to excel. – Chris LeDoux

97384. You’re always compared to someone, especially when you’re a French actress. – Virginie LeDoyen

97385. There go my people, I must find out where they are going so I can lead them. – Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

97386. It wasn’t until the movie came out that it all changed for us. Some people say it was the start of Ten Years After, but in another way, it was the beginning of the end. – Alvin Lee

97387. It will be the first time I’ve played live with a double bass. – Alvin Lee

97388. So if you see Ten Years After, it’s not me anymore. I’m very happy with what I am doing now. – Alvin Lee

97389. Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it. – Alvin Lee

97390. The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it’s all a bit weird. – Alvin Lee

97391. They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years After which I don’t think is very cool. To be honest, they have had to do that as it’s the only way they can get any work. – Alvin Lee

97392. It was by listening to Goodman’s band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up. – Alvin Lee

97393. There is a big age gap between my sisters Janice and Irma and myself so I didn’t know them that well when I was younger although they have been very supportive in later life. – Alvin Lee

97394. We used to play the underground clubs like the UFO, and Middle Earth, and they were great because they would have on things like a poet, string quartets, and then a rock band! It was kinda cool! – Alvin Lee

97395. I think I’ll continue to work as a solo artist. – Alvin Lee

97396. I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen, and they don’t take the time to learn the basics. – Alvin Lee

97397. I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad’s Benny Goodman records. – Alvin Lee

97398. I just play to the people I can see. So it’s almost like you are playing to the first few rows of the crowd. You can see the faces of the first hundred people, but then it becomes a blur as the crowds disappear over the hill. – Alvin Lee

97399. I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school. – Alvin Lee

97400. He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself! – Alvin Lee

97401. Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books. – Alvin Lee

97402. George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I’ve ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy. – Alvin Lee

97403. We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig both musically, and in the way it was organised. – Alvin Lee

97404. Back in those days we thought we could change the world. – Alvin Lee

97405. I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig. – Alvin Lee

97406. If people make fun of you, it probably means you’re doing something right. – Amy Lee

97407. There are people hell-bent on the idea that we’re a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It’s simply about life experience. – Amy Lee

97408. I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn’t, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don’t think any of my relatives are surprised. – Amy Lee

97409. Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star. – Amy Lee

97410. I’m not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band. – Amy Lee

97411. We’ve never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be. – Amy Lee

97412. When I see something I like, that’s all that counts. What they use, how they get there, I never bother them. – Ang Lee

97413. Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others – how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself. – Ang Lee

97414. So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene, but I think it’s very rare that you see it private. – Ang Lee

97415. Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it’s simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is. – Ang Lee

97416. The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don’t know. It’s woman. It’s feminine. That’s what the sword is about. That’s the symbolic meaning of the sword. – Ang Lee

97417. The way I go about a lovemaking scene is that we will talk about it during the rehearsing time. – Ang Lee

97418. To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He’s the biggest homophobe in the whole movie – culturally and psychologically – but by the time he admits his feelings, it’s too late. – Ang Lee

97419. When I have a full schedule like that, I don’t see myself sitting there for a couple of months, doing the research, going through a painful process, it’s just not my thing anymore. – Ang Lee

97420. When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life. We’d just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital, I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers, the screen showed I’ve got $26 left. – Ang Lee

97421. When there is a strong woman character in a story – that always grabs me. – Ang Lee

97422. On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy. – Ang Lee

97423. I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world’s population – even to a lot of Americans. – Ang Lee

97424. Usually with this genre the first thing that happens is a good fight sequence to show that you’re in good hands. So we broke that rule. I think a lot of that comes from the western audience. – Ang Lee

97425. I think people are universal. – Ang Lee

97426. Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It’s working with people. It’s a lot more fun. – Ang Lee

97427. Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development, And that was something I really wanted to do, and frankly I don’t think I was ready to do a big production like this. – Ang Lee

97428. I did a women’s movie, and I’m not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I’m not gay. I learned as I went along. – Ang Lee

97429. Now I’m kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing. – Ang Lee

97430. I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama. – Ang Lee

97431. I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures. – Ang Lee

97432. I took the name Green Destiny from – well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it’s an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light. – Ang Lee

97433. In the past I’ve made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can’t really hate them. You can discard them, but you can’t really hate them. – Ang Lee

97434. My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story. – Ang Lee

97435. Not taboo – it’s just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd – they’re movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting. – Ang Lee

97436. I am a shy person. – Ang Lee

97437. I was a star in England, but I’ve never been a star in America. Now I am. – Anna Lee

97438. My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I’ve always been comforted by the power of prayer. – Anna Lee

97439. Oh, if I had only known then what I know now, I would have stopped it last year when I was still young. – Anna Lee

97440. Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you. – Anna Lee

97441. They see me wheeling around in a beautiful gown, and they realize you can look elegant, and you can lead a happy life in a wheelchair. I know I’ve helped handicapped people, because I’ve received many comments. – Anna Lee

97442. Yes, I’m a great believer in angels. – Anna Lee

97443. We all agree that we’ve got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they’re never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act. – Barbara Lee

97444. The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about. – Barbara Lee

97445. What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful. – Barbara Lee

97446. I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States. – Barbara Lee

97447. I told Mr. Nader today that a vote for Ralph Nader is really a vote for George Bush. – Barbara Lee

97448. I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we’re getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war. – Barbara Lee

97449. Most of the managers are lifetime .220 hitters. For years pitchers have been getting these managers out 75% of the time and that’s why they don’t like us. – Bill Lee

97450. You have two hemispheres in your brain – a left and a right side. The left side controls the right side of your body and right controls the left half. It’s a fact. Therefore, left-handers are the only people in their right minds. – Bill Lee

97451. When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It’s like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body. – Bill Lee

97452. The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the sixties I tested everything. – Bill Lee

97453. The only rule I got is if you slide, get up. – Bill Lee

97454. The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he’s going to be. – Bill Lee

97455. People are too hung up on winning. I can get off on a really good helmet throw. – Bill Lee

97456. You should enter a ballpark the way you enter a church. – Bill Lee

97457. Kids don’t learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore. – Bill Lee

97458. I’m mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season. I threw him his last home run and thought I’d be remembered forever. Now, I’ll have to throw him another. – Bill Lee

97459. I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world. – Bill Lee

97460. I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won’t matter if I get this guy out. – Bill Lee

97461. That was real baseball. We weren’t playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards. – Bill Lee

97462. What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful. – Blaine Lee

97463. The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. – Blaine Lee

97464. The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself. – Blaine Lee

97465. A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts. – Brandon Lee

97466. Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really. – Brandon Lee

97467. For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It’s not just a physical discipline. – Brandon Lee

97468. I don’t want to be remembered as the son of Bruce Lee. – Brandon Lee

97469. Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind. – Brandon Lee

97470. I’m not used to introspection. I’ve never lingered on my feelings. The show must go on. – Brenda Lee

97471. The music business can be very cold. And it doesn’t honor its elders. – Brenda Lee

97472. The Beatles were raw musically, but I think they really had something. – Brenda Lee

97473. I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media. – Brenda Lee

97474. The amazing thing is that I’m sane. I’m not bitter. I’m not drugged out. I’m not broke. I’m still married to the same guy. My children don’t hate me. – Brenda Lee

97475. Whatever happened to the tomboy I used to be, the slightly rebellious rocker? – Brenda Lee

97476. John Lennon was very irreverent and very intelligent. – Brenda Lee

97477. I’ve spent an awful lot of my time in the air. I’ve had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen. Except a crash. – Brenda Lee

97478. I was nuts about Elvis, like every girl in America. – Brenda Lee

97479. I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it’s who I am, and because I still can. – Brenda Lee

97480. I still don’t look at myself as a star. I’ve always had a thankful heart. – Brenda Lee

97481. I gave up my childhood for a career. – Brenda Lee

97482. I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame. – Brenda Lee

97483. A lot of people thought I’d died, because of your coverage, they know I’m still around. – Brenda Lee

97484. I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but I was a big favorite with the Mafia. – Brenda Lee

97485. I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion. – Brenda Lee

97486. To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is. – Bruce Lee

97487. Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee

97488. Obey the principles without being bound by them. – Bruce Lee

97489. Real living is living for others. – Bruce Lee

97490. Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory. – Bruce Lee

97491. Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. – Bruce Lee

97492. Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. – Bruce Lee

97493. The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. – Bruce Lee

97494. The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

97495. The possession of anything begins in the mind. – Bruce Lee

97496. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. – Bruce Lee

97497. You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world. – Bruce Lee

97498. It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. – Bruce Lee

97499. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee

97500. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. – Bruce Lee

97501. I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee

97502. Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. – Bruce Lee

97503. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. – Bruce Lee

97504. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee

97505. All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. – Bruce Lee

97506. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee

97507. Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. – Bruce Lee

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97508. I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. – Bruce Lee

97509. If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. – Bruce Lee

97510. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee

97511. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

97512. Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system. – Bruce Lee

97513. Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

97514. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee

97515. As you think, so shall you become. – Bruce Lee

97516. I’ve always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I’ve always said I’m very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful. – Christopher Lee

97517. There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies. In the second one as everybody knows, I didn’t speak, because I said I couldn’t say the lines. – Christopher Lee

97518. I was bred and raised in a multi-cultural music background. – Coco Lee

97519. I’m still a, you know, a silly girl… a big kid. – Coco Lee

97520. I myself never feel that I’m sexy. If people call me cute, I am happier. – Coco Lee

97521. They really can’t imagine what my voice is like. Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised. – Coco Lee

97522. I’m dumbfounded, but nothing surprises me in this game. – Francis Lee

97523. So, I really don’t consider myself a fabulous keyboard player. – Geddy Lee

97524. I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I’m afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to. – Geddy Lee

97525. I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people. – Geddy Lee

97526. I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH. – Geddy Lee

97527. I’m a big believer of daylight in the studio. – Geddy Lee

97528. If you have some magical chemistry that actually find the music you make compelling, that is a big bonus. – Geddy Lee

97529. It’s hard for me to just practice without writing something. – Geddy Lee

97530. Music is all about wanting to be better at it. – Geddy Lee

97531. So, I don’t know what is going to happen when the CD comes out, how well it will sell, etc. But, from a personal point of view, it was a very worthwhile endeavor. – Geddy Lee

97532. Sometimes it’s nice to have a song that can be taken more then one way, so it can be interpreted differently. – Geddy Lee

97533. Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years. – Geddy Lee

97534. When I do a take, I very often try things that I haven’t planned to try to see if I can pull it off. – Geddy Lee

97535. That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. – Geddy Lee

97536. There was a time when fast playing and fretboard pyrotechnics on the bass were important to me and when I am recording a bass track, that is still very important to me. – Geddy Lee

97537. I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out. – Geddy Lee

97538. My studio is designed for atmosphere. I have a really cozy, comfortable room that has a great, huge glass door that views my backyard. – Geddy Lee

97539. I feel safe and comfortable to do that once I know that the song structure around the bass part is very interesting and it satisfies me in a compositional sense. – Geddy Lee

97540. Then, once I have lyrics, being able to shape them around a song is nothing new for me, I’ve been doing that for 25 years. The soul searching part of it, the spontaneous part of it, that was, and remains, a really terrific process. – Geddy Lee

97541. But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me – as well as Alex and Neil – as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing. – Geddy Lee

97542. First of all, when you live in a country like Canada, it’s quite different from America in the sense that it’s very tied to traditions that were born in Britain. – Geddy Lee

97543. For me, how I feel about what I wrote down turns into a song. – Geddy Lee

97544. For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at. – Geddy Lee

97545. I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures. – Geddy Lee

97546. I love to write. It’s my first love. – Geddy Lee

97547. I feel a little uncomfortable about endorsements. – Geddy Lee

97548. I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better. – Geddy Lee

97549. I have a lot of hobbies and I can be very remiss in reminding myself to go down to the basement to work. – Geddy Lee

97550. I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician. – Geddy Lee

97551. I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes. – Geddy Lee

97552. I like to be able to come and go as I please, and I don’t really like having my face and name plastered around. I think it’s a bit weird to have your name plastered on every page in a magazine, where in each case you’re using a different piece of equipment. – Geddy Lee

97553. I like to practice on the bass, but I don’t do it as often as I should. – Geddy Lee

97554. I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of what I was going through. – Geddy Lee

97555. I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word. – Geddy Lee

97556. When I usually go to my studio to work, I start with something that is going to take two minutes just to put some idea down and the next thing I know, ten hours have gone by and my family is screaming at me because they want me to come up to have dinner with them. – Geddy Lee

97557. With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it. – Geddy Lee

97558. With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly. – Geddy Lee

97559. Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu. – Gerald Stanley Lee

97560. I have everything I had 20 years ago, only it’s all a little lower. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97561. God is love, but get it in writing. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97562. God will protect us, but to make sure, carry a heavy club. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97563. I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97564. If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly… very slowly. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97565. Praying is like a rocking chair – it’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97566. She is descended from a long line that her mother listened to. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97567. This is my present, you know. My present from Mother. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97568. I wrote it three times – with a Thesaurus. – Gypsy Rose Lee

97569. Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. – Harper Lee

97570. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. – Harper Lee

97571. Well, they’re Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn’t dream of interrupting you at golf. – Harper Lee

97572. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. – Harper Lee

97573. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. – Harper Lee

97574. The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that. – Harper Lee

97575. Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee

97576. Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. – Harper Lee

97577. I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks. – Harper Lee

97578. You’ve really got to start hitting the books because it’s no joke out here. – Harper Lee

97579. Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. – Harper Lee

97580. It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. – Harper Lee

97581. Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow. – Ivy Lee

97582. Don’t worry if you don’t complete everything on the schedule. At least you will have completed the most important projects before getting to the less important ones. – Ivy Lee

97583. A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations, a chisel for humility. – Laurel Lee

97584. A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn’t move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again. – Laurel Lee

97585. Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating. – Laurel Lee

97586. I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place. – Laurel Lee

97587. I’ve traveled to 50 countries, but I’ve never been to heaven. – Laurel Lee

97588. It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn’t release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn’t grasping for anything. – Laurel Lee

97589. What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry. – Laurie Lee

97590. We were living in the Slad Road when my father left us. I was about three. – Laurie Lee

97591. I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow. – Laurie Lee

97592. That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it. – Laurie Lee

97593. I wanted to communicate what I had seen, so that others could see it. – Laurie Lee

97594. I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn’t take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable. – Laurie Lee

97595. I don’t know what idiocies drove me in those days, but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways. – Laurie Lee

97596. But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared. – Laurie Lee

97597. It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me. – Laurie Lee

97598. When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war. – Nathaniel Lee

97599. I’m always happy when I’m cleaning, and besides, I had just found out that I was going to have a baby. – Peggy Lee

97600. Retire? Not on your life. I have no plans to stop singing. What are you going to do when you love music? It’s a terrible disease. You can’t stop. Of course, I’d like to get off the road. – Peggy Lee

97601. You can’t beat The Beatles, you join ’em. – Peggy Lee

97602. I really don’t have that many run-ins. People by and large are very nice to me. – Peggy Lee

97603. To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them. – Richard Henry Lee

97604. We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. – Robert E. Lee

97605. Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. – Robert E. Lee

97606. Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character. – Robert E. Lee

97607. The devil’s name is dullness. – Robert E. Lee

97608. The education of a man is never completed until he dies. – Robert E. Lee

97609. Whiskey – I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it. – Robert E. Lee

97610. The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy. – Robert E. Lee

97611. I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving. – Robert E. Lee

97612. This war is not about slavery. – Robert E. Lee

97613. We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. – Robert E. Lee

97614. We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters. – Robert E. Lee

97615. What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. – Robert E. Lee

97616. My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian. – Robert E. Lee

97617. The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. – Robert E. Lee

97618. A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others. – Robert E. Lee

97619. It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it. – Robert E. Lee

97620. It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. – Robert E. Lee

97621. In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength. – Robert E. Lee

97622. I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God. – Robert E. Lee

97623. I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it. – Robert E. Lee

97624. I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. – Robert E. Lee

97625. Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret. – Robert E. Lee

97626. Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. – Robert E. Lee

97627. Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. – Robert E. Lee

97628. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. – Robert E. Lee

97629. Let the tent be struck. – Robert E. Lee

97630. I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity. – Robert E. Lee

97631. Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds. – Robert N. Lee

97632. By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure. – Sheila Jackson Lee

97633. Many of us in Congress have been calling on the Administration to articulate a bold mission for NASA. It seems that the President is answering that call. I wholeheartedly support his vision for going back to the moon, and from there to worlds beyond. – Sheila Jackson Lee

97634. Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress. – Sheila Jackson Lee

97635. The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us. – Sheryl Lee

97636. My biggest fear in life is fear. – Sheryl Lee

97637. It’s still difficult for me to watch my work. – Sheryl Lee

97638. It’s awkward: Here you are with most of your clothes off in bed with this person who you’ve really just met. You’re strangers to each other’s bodies and you’re coming together for the first time in front of all these people. – Sheryl Lee

97639. I would love to play a nun. I used to want to be one when I was a kid. – Sheryl Lee

97640. If something scares me, then I have to do it. – Sheryl Lee

97641. You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene – which it is. You’re doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set. – Sheryl Lee

97642. I grew up in Colorado – went back there, tried to heal myself and grow and learn, then got a call that David Lynch wanted me to fly back to Seattle so he could meet me for Twin Peaks. – Sheryl Lee

97643. I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done. – Sheryl Lee

97644. I highly recommend tantric sex workshops. – Sheryl Lee

97645. Every actress has a line she’ll draw, where she’ll say, This I will do and this I won’t. For me, everything has to be important to the story and the director has to be able to tell me why. – Sheryl Lee

97646. But I’m attracted to roles where I get to really go in and explore a character. – Sheryl Lee

97647. Apparently I’m the most naked that anyone’s been on TNT. My poor mother. I’m ready to run away. – Sheryl Lee

97648. And in the middle of one of those scenes, I suddenly felt my heart just open: it was overwhelming, to the point where I got teary-eyed. Never would I have thought anything like that could happen in a love scene. – Sheryl Lee

97649. I just found out last week – my sister told me – that my father had some Beatles records. So I must have heard them quite a bit, but it never registered, really. Now I listen to them with new ears. – Sheryl Lee

97650. I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album. – Sheryl Lee

97651. Violence is a part of America. I don’t want to single out rap music. Let’s be honest. America’s the most violent country in the history of the world, that’s just the way it is. We’re all affected by it. – Spike Lee

97652. I think my work shows that I love women. I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media, they’re just extra sensitive. – Spike Lee

97653. I’d like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody. – Spike Lee

97654. If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they’re killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We’d not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism. – Spike Lee

97655. It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it’s been a quest since then to define who we are. – Spike Lee

97656. My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker. – Spike Lee

97657. Right now a lot of people are still choosing to go to Toronto instead of shooting in New York City, something I haven’t done and something I hope I’ll never have to do. – Spike Lee

97658. Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer, it was your job to perform for the master after dinner. – Spike Lee

97659. I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful. – Spike Lee

97660. There’s an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn’t 100 percent perfect, or you’re labeled anti-Semitic. – Spike Lee

97661. I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect. – Spike Lee

97662. We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it’s not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts. – Spike Lee

97663. There’s a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we’ve arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled. – Spike Lee

97664. Fight the power that be. Fight the power. – Spike Lee

97665. I think it is very important that films make people look at what they’ve forgotten. – Spike Lee

97666. A lot of times, we censor ourselves before the censor even gets there. – Spike Lee

97667. All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s what I love. – Spike Lee

97668. Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith. – Spike Lee

97669. Any time you talk about the look of the film, it’s not just the director and the director of photography. You have to include the costume designer and the production designer. – Spike Lee

97670. I’m just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. – Spike Lee

97671. Everything I do is always scrutinised. But that’s all I’ll say about that. – Spike Lee

97672. A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies you didn’t intend to be there. – Spike Lee

97673. I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn’t black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley. – Spike Lee

97674. I don’t dictate, you don’t dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully. – Spike Lee

97675. I get offered to do stuff where the money’s nice but it’s not something I want to do – I get offered a lot of commercials too. – Spike Lee

97676. I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic. – Spike Lee

97677. I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York; I’m a New York filmmaker. – Spike Lee

97678. Don’t think that because you haven’t heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest. – Spike Lee

97679. I love Marvel and the people there. I’m glad I’m still part of it. – Stan Lee

97680. I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them. – Stan Lee

97681. I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don’t think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me. – Stan Lee

97682. People’s view of exotic or Asian women are changing. It’s much nicer to hear ‘She’s pretty’ than ‘She’s pretty – for an Asian woman.’ – Sung Hi Lee

97683. I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. – Tanith Lee

97684. Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure? – Tanith Lee

97685. Writers tell stories better, because they’ve had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche. – Tanith Lee

97686. When I am fascinated by something, I like to play with it. – Tanith Lee

97687. The other writer who had a very important early influence on me when I was about 17 was C.S. Lewis. – Tanith Lee

97688. Pirates have always fascinated me. – Tanith Lee

97689. People are always the start for me… animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead… these are all people to me. – Tanith Lee

97690. No one is ever ordinary. – Tanith Lee

97691. It’s very selfish when I write. I’m not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I’m not even really aware of writing for myself. – Tanith Lee

97692. If they had said my writing wasn’t good enough, fair enough, that’s an opinion. But to say it’s too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young. – Tanith Lee

97693. I’ve been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people. – Tanith Lee

97694. Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote. – Tanith Lee

97695. I think of myself as a storyteller, and that is it. – Tanith Lee

97696. At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer. – Tanith Lee

97697. I also love Disney, and will defend doing so, because there’s so much in those films and I don’t care if it’s stereotyped. – Tanith Lee

97698. I just love writing. It’s magical, it’s somewhere else to go, it’s somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world. – Tanith Lee

97699. I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued to see my work on screen. – Tanith Lee

97700. I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons. – Tanith Lee

97701. I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault. – Tanith Lee

97702. I never know where I am going, though. That is part of what makes it so wonderful. And after all, who does? – Tanith Lee

97703. I’m writing what comes into my head, or through me, or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary, exciting thing. I love it, and I’m very greedy, and I really enjoy it! – Tanith Lee

97704. As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention. She, too, tended to reverse the norm. – Tanith Lee

97705. What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents – then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice. – Tim Berners Lee

97706. The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past. – Tim Berners Lee

97707. The Google algorithm was a significant development. I’ve had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website. – Tim Berners Lee

97708. The important thing is the diversity available on the Web. – Tim Berners Lee

97709. The Mobile Web Initiative is important – information must be made seamlessly available on any device. – Tim Berners Lee

97710. The most important thing that was new was the idea of URI-or URL, that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will allow you to get hold of it. – Tim Berners Lee

97711. The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. – Tim Berners Lee

97712. The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large. – Tim Berners Lee

97713. We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal. – Tim Berners Lee

97714. We shouldn’t build a technology to colour, or grey out, what people say. The media in general is balanced, although there are a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on. – Tim Berners Lee

97715. The Domain Name Server (DNS) is the Achilles heel of the Web. The important thing is that it’s managed responsibly. – Tim Berners Lee

97716. Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don’t care as much about attractive sites and pretty design. – Tim Berners Lee

97717. Most larger companies now see that for the market to grow, Web infrastructure must be royalty-free. – Tim Berners Lee

97718. Whatever the device you use for getting your information out, it should be the same information. – Tim Berners Lee

97719. When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last. – Tim Berners Lee

97720. You affect the world by what you browse. – Tim Berners Lee

97721. Web pages are designed for people. For the Semantic Web, we need to look at existing databases. – Tim Berners Lee

97722. Customers need to be given control of their own data-not being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them. – Tim Berners Lee

97723. We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. – Tim Berners Lee

97724. Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler and an interpreter are interchangeable. – Tim Berners Lee

97725. Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. – Tim Berners Lee

97726. Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space. – Tim Berners Lee

97727. Compared even to the development of the phone or TV, the Web developed very quickly. – Tim Berners Lee

97728. The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy, not subject to political or commercial pressures. The U.S. should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world. – Tim Berners Lee

97729. Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves. – Tim Berners Lee

97730. Everybody who runs a Web site knows we’re not assured of compatibility, and we could end up with a split. – Tim Berners Lee

97731. I basically wrote the code and the specs and documentation for how the client and server talked to each other. – Tim Berners Lee

97732. I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues. – Tim Berners Lee

97733. In ’93 to ’94, every browser had its own flavor of HTML. So it was very difficult to know what you could put in a Web page and reliably have most of your readership see it. – Tim Berners Lee

97734. Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on. – Tim Berners Lee

97735. IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device. – Tim Berners Lee

97736. Physicists analyze systems. Web scientists, however, can create the systems. – Tim Berners Lee

97737. That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon. – Tim Berners Lee

97738. Celebrity damages private life. – Tim Berners Lee

97739. You never know what’s going to happen sometimes, or what you think’s going to happen never happens, or when you least expect it, the Santana record comes along and just blows up. – Tommy Lee

97740. It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost a good experience for me. – Tommy Lee

97741. Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time. We talk a lot, and of course we’re still friends. That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together. – Tommy Lee

97742. The Radiohead record, The Bends is my all-time favorite record on the planet. – Tommy Lee

97743. There’s no new news. – Tommy Lee

97744. There is too little courtship in the world. – Vernon Lee

97745. The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading. – Vernon Lee

97746. I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated and long-standing problem. It will take a long time even to make tiny progress. – Wen Ho Lee

97747. I know what you’re saying, but I already told you all the truth and I, I don’t what, I don’t know what else to do. I just do the best I can and tell you the only thing I can, and that’s what I already told you many times. – Wen Ho Lee

97748. I used the best technique that I knew to protect my files. – Wen Ho Lee

97749. Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. – Yuan T. Lee

97750. It’s very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me. – Yuan T. Lee

97751. Molecular collision dynamics has been a wonderful area of research for all practitioners. This is especially true for those who were following the footsteps of pioneers and leaders of the field twenty years ago. – Yuan T. Lee

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97752. Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society. – Yuan T. Lee

97753. We need to become good citizens in the global village, instead of competing. What are we competing for – to drive more cars, eat more steaks? That will destroy the world. – Yuan T. Lee

97754. Continually finding excuses for taking a small glass of brandy and water. – John Leech

97755. Dick Mills was in charge of sound effects and all the rest then, and he put the voice through a ring modulator or whatever gizmos he’d got at the time to make it sound a little more electronic. – John Leeson

97756. No, I’m at full height, I’m in the studio, I can actually catch actors by the eye, it’s fantastic. – John Leeson

97757. Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally but I think I had longer hair or something, I know not. – John Leeson

97758. It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic. – John Leeson

97759. It couldn’t sound like a dog, because K9 isn’t a dog, but I made it sound as mechanical as possible. – John Leeson

97760. Got through it without fluffing, that’s the main thing any actor can hope for. – John Leeson

97761. But here I am today recording this and I’m in the studio with all the others on a clean mic. It’s extraordinary, the actor’s found a way of doing it for himself. – John Leeson

97762. I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad’s Army for an episode. – John Leeson

97763. A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished. – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

97764. Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof. – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

97765. In this loveless everyday life eroticism is a substitute for love. – Henri Lefebvre

97766. I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes. – John Legend

97767. The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire. – John Legend

97768. Now that I’m coming out with my own record people can see I’m a solo artist. – John Legend

97769. My first big break came with Lauryn Hill on a track called Everything is Everything, I played piano on that track way back in 1998. – John Legend

97770. John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling me a while ago and part of it is ‘cos I sound like an old man when I sing. – John Legend

97771. I want to move people. – John Legend

97772. I played classical as a kid. – John Legend

97773. Experience is a great teacher. – John Legend

97774. In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I’m sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music. – John Legend

97775. I was always the front man for what I was doing from when I was 6. – John Legend

97776. Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power. – Fernand Leger

97777. Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water. – Fernand Leger

97778. The realistic value of a work is completely independent of its properties in terms of content. – Fernand Leger

97779. This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting. – Fernand Leger

97780. What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic – this is by no means the same thing. – Fernand Leger

97781. However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons. – Gyorgy Legeti

97782. Well I live in Vienna with my wife and son, and I teach in Hamburg, there will be no changes in that respect. – Gyorgy Legeti

97783. It isn’t false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn’t mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work. – Gyorgy Legeti

97784. In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944. – Gyorgy Legeti

97785. I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony. – Gyorgy Legeti

97786. I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture. – Gyorgy Legeti

97787. I continued to study Math and Physics on my own, but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer, and after that I never changed my mind. – Gyorgy Legeti

97788. I think a composer is always interested in his last work. – Gyorgy Legeti

97789. Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality. – Walter Legge

97790. I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless. – Walter Legge

97791. I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida. – Walter Legge

97792. I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody, then the harmonies. – Michel Legrand

97793. My father had left behind an old piano. My sister was already going to school, my mother was out working, and I stayed at home alone with my adorable grandmother who understood nothing I said. It was so boring that I stayed at the piano all day long, and that saved my life. – Michel Legrand

97794. Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody. – Michel Legrand

97795. So I write melodies – thirty, forty, fifty – then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide. – Michel Legrand

97796. I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly. – Michel Legrand

97797. As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97798. I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97799. In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97800. It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97801. Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97802. The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97803. The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97804. The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women. – Ursula K. LeGuin

97805. What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? – Ursula K. LeGuin

97806. I like drama. I love being in a drama where I get to be the funny guy. That’s what I really love the most. – John Leguizamo

97807. Yeah, that came out of a reading. It was great. It’s such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk. – John Leguizamo

97808. I was familiar with that and ‘Rio Bravo.’ ‘Rio Bravo’ was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time. – John Leguizamo

97809. He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn’t afford it, so he started dealing to go to college – good intention. – John Leguizamo

97810. He thinks he can use the jail for networking to be somebody. In that way, he’s always operating. – John Leguizamo

97811. Latins for Republicans – it’s like roaches for Raid. – John Leguizamo

97812. Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death. – Franz Lehar

97813. If you’re not paying for it through the health plan, you pay for it in the emergency room. – David Lehman

97814. Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used. – David Lehman

97815. After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm. – Ernest Lehman

97816. There’s nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who’s in love with him. – Ernest Lehman

97817. Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat. – John F. Lehman, Jr.

97818. We are opening up an enormous new era in archaeology. Time capsules in the deep oceans. – John F. Lehman, Jr.

97819. But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church’s contact with all those outside the bloc. – Karl Lehmann

97820. The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith. – Karl Lehmann

97821. The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years. In that long span of time it has been for all of us a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church. – Karl Lehmann

97822. There’s always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility. – Karl Lehmann

97823. The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel. – Karl Lehmann

97824. For the future, I would suggest avoiding subjects of too vast a scale. It would be useful to make out a list of fundamental questions on the matter to be dealt with, and discuss only those. – Karl Lehmann

97825. Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church. – Karl Lehmann

97826. Common participation in the Eucharist can only be a final outcome of ecumenic dialogue, not the starting point. – Karl Lehmann

97827. I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately, and despite other impressions, that we can’t have full sacramental communion if we don’t first have a fundamental agreement on the question of the primacy, that still isn’t there. – Karl Lehmann

97828. You have always given me more than I gave to you. You were the wings on which I soared. – Lotte Lehmann

97829. But to me the actual sound of the words is all important; I feel always that the words complete the music and must never be swallowed up in it. – Lotte Lehmann

97830. I had hoped you would protest, but please don’t argue. – Lotte Lehmann

97831. The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world. – Lotte Lehmann

97832. The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire. – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

97833. We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives. – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

97834. There is no medical proof that television causes brain damage – at least from over five feet away. In fact, TV is probably the least physically harmful of all the narcotics known to man. – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

97835. There are very few really stark black and white stories. – Jim Lehrer

97836. On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there. – Jim Lehrer

97837. My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been. – Jim Lehrer

97838. People can get their news any way they want. What I love about what’s happened is that there are so many different avenues, there are so many different outlets, so many different ways to debate and discuss and to inquire about any given news story. – Jim Lehrer

97839. People can say anything they want to. If they don’t want to get the news from me, get it from somebody else. It’s not something I’m going to worry about, I’m sorry. – Jim Lehrer

97840. There’s always a germ of truth in just about everything. – Jim Lehrer

97841. Those who know me know I won’t hesitate to turn around and point someone out. – Jim Lehrer

97842. We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat. – Jim Lehrer

97843. I’m an expert on the NewsHour and it isn’t how I practice journalism. I am not involved in the story. I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions. I am not the story. – Jim Lehrer

97844. Most of the stories I have covered in 45 years have been gray stories. – Jim Lehrer

97845. You want to see an angry person? Let me hear a cell phone go off. – Jim Lehrer

97846. Everyone should get their news however they want to and in whatever form they want. I’m not going to sit back in judgment of other people and the way they do it. – Jim Lehrer

97847. If we don’t have an informed electorate we don’t have a democracy. So I don’t care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I’m just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it. – Jim Lehrer

97848. Best I can do for them is to give them every piece of information I can find and let them make the judgments. That’s just my basic view of my function as a journalist. – Jim Lehrer

97849. I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four. – Jim Lehrer

97850. I started as a print reporter. – Jim Lehrer

97851. I’m a journalist and that’s what I do. – Jim Lehrer

97852. I’m in the reporting part of journalism. – Jim Lehrer

97853. I’m in the civil discourse business. I think it takes all kinds. And more power to everybody. – Jim Lehrer

97854. As I say, I’m a discourse advocate. What form it comes is less important to me than the fact that there is discourse. – Jim Lehrer

97855. I’m not in the judgment part of journalism. – Jim Lehrer

97856. If people want bells and whistles and all of that, there are bells and whistles available. If they don’t want bells and whistles there are places to go where they are not available. – Jim Lehrer

97857. There is no exit from the circle of one’s beliefs. – Keith Lehrer

97858. I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! – Tom Lehrer

97859. It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years. – Tom Lehrer

97860. When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex. – Tom Lehrer

97861. Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them. – Tom Lehrer

97862. The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. – Tom Lehrer

97863. On my income tax 1040 it says “Check this box if you are blind.” I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away. – Tom Lehrer

97864. Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. – Tom Lehrer

97865. Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. – Tom Lehrer

97866. It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year. – Tom Lehrer

97867. Bad weather always looks worse through a window. – Tom Lehrer

97868. If a person feels he can’t communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it. – Tom Lehrer

97869. Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? – Tom Lehrer

97870. In my youth there were words you couldn’t say in front of a girl; now you can’t say ‘girl.’ – Tom Lehrer

97871. Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds when there’s no one watching you. – Tom Lehrer

97872. Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal, if you don’t use your . – Tom Lehrer

97873. I feel that if a person has problems communicating the very least he can do is to shut up. – Tom Lehrer

97874. I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up. – Tom Lehrer

97875. An actress must never lose her ego – without it she has no talent. – Tom Lehrer

97876. Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. – Gottfried Leibniz

97877. It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being. – Gottfried Leibniz

97878. Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited. – Gottfried Leibniz

97879. When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached. – Gottfried Leibniz

97880. This is why the ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God. – Gottfried Leibniz

97881. There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; those of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible. – Gottfried Leibniz

97882. Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things. – Gottfried Leibniz

97883. Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory. – Gottfried Leibniz

97884. For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way in which one can be dependent on another. – Gottfried Leibniz

97885. It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself. – Gottfried Leibniz

97886. But in simple substances the influence of one monad over another is ideal only. – Gottfried Leibniz

97887. Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof. – Gottfried Leibniz

97888. I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the created monad also, is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one. – Gottfried Leibniz

97889. I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. – Gottfried Leibniz

97890. I hold that the mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved, either a priori by conceiving its cause or reason, or a posteriori when experience teaches us that it is in fact in nature. – Gottfried Leibniz

97891. I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general. – Gottfried Leibniz

97892. Indeed every monad must be different from every other. For there are never in nature two beings, which are precisely alike, and in which it is not possible to find some difference which is internal, or based on some intrinsic quality. – Gottfried Leibniz

97893. The ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God. – Gottfried Leibniz

97894. Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well. – Annie Leibovitz

97895. I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me. – Annie Leibovitz

97896. My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds. – Annie Leibovitz

97897. If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist. – Annie Leibovitz

97898. It’s hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time. – Annie Leibovitz

97899. It’s a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the ’70s they were heavy metal. – Annie Leibovitz

97900. In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative. – Annie Leibovitz

97901. If it makes you cry, it goes in the show. – Annie Leibovitz

97902. I’ve created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism. – Annie Leibovitz

97903. I’d like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves. – Annie Leibovitz

97904. My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can’t come in closer with the 35 mm. – Annie Leibovitz

97905. I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn’t just looking back at you. – Annie Leibovitz

97906. There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I’d love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them. – Annie Leibovitz

97907. I shoot a little bit, maybe two rolls, medium format, which is 20 pictures, and if it’s not working, I change the position. – Annie Leibovitz

97908. I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected. – Annie Leibovitz

97909. I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful. – Annie Leibovitz

97910. I am impressed with what happens when someone stays in the same place and you took the same picture over and over and it would be different, every single frame. – Annie Leibovitz

97911. I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed. – Annie Leibovitz

97912. What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone. – Annie Leibovitz

97913. I don’t think there is anything wrong with white space. I don’t think it’s a problem to have a blank wall. – Annie Leibovitz

97914. Everyone keeps asking you for pictures, and after a while you get tired of that. I always say, They are in the archives. – Annie Leibovitz

97915. You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth. – Annie Leibovitz

97916. When you go to take someone’s picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward. – Annie Leibovitz

97917. When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and you can go places and feel like you’re with someone, like you have a companion. – Annie Leibovitz

97918. When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive thing in a very practical sense. Your time, the person’s time, turns out to be the most valuable thing. – Annie Leibovitz

97919. When I take a picture I take 10 percent of what I see. – Annie Leibovitz

97920. The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother’s wall in her house. – Annie Leibovitz

97921. When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph. – Annie Leibovitz

97922. Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. – Annie Leibovitz

97923. What I end up shooting is the situation. I shoot the composition and my subject is going to help the composition or not. – Annie Leibovitz

97924. What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional. – Annie Leibovitz

97925. There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy. – Annie Leibovitz

97926. The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me. I think life is pretty strange anyway. It is wooo, wooo, wooo! – Annie Leibovitz

97927. The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much. – Annie Leibovitz

97928. Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter. – Annie Leibovitz

97929. No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny, but he was. – Annie Leibovitz

97930. When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t. – Annie Leibovitz

97931. Coming tight was boring to me, just the face… it didn’t have enough information. – Annie Leibovitz

97932. At my Rolling Stones’ tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way. – Annie Leibovitz

97933. A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. – Annie Leibovitz

97934. I feel very proud of the work from the ’80s because it is very bright and colorful. – Annie Leibovitz

97935. Computer photography won’t be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical. – Annie Leibovitz

97936. A very subtle difference can make the picture or not. – Annie Leibovitz

97937. I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain. – Carol Leifer

97938. In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts… It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that’s quite important… truth with fiction. – Janet Leigh

97939. The dream factory of that time was much simpler. As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated. – Janet Leigh

97940. I love being in therapy. It’s just constantly fulfilling for me. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97941. I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97942. I like a movie that the audience actively has to participate in, and not just casually observe. Whatever my part in it, just as an audience member, I find that exciting. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97943. I used to hang out by the food table at parties because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97944. I’d much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can’t remember because it’s just like all the others. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97945. Writing, producing and directing, I must say, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying. I’ve never been happier. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97946. I just don’t plan things. I live a month at a time. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97947. I’m a typical middle child. I’m the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody’s happy. It’s hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

97948. There’s a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one’s awareness really and consciousness of things. – Mike Leigh

97949. The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it’s not all about characters, relationships and themes, it’s also about place and the poetry of place. It’s about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across. – Mike Leigh

97950. The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it’s going to be. The backers accept that they don’t know what they are going to get. – Mike Leigh

97951. It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies. – Mike Leigh

97952. Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity. – Mike Leigh

97953. They’re not poodles, they’re art. – Rachael Leigh

97954. I’m not small, I’m space-efficient. – Rachael Leigh

97955. If this whole acting thing doesn’t work out, I’ll just get a talk show. – Rachael Leigh

97956. I don’t know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be. – Vivien Leigh

97957. I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren’t beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world. – Vivien Leigh

97958. I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value. – Vivien Leigh

97959. I never found accents difficult, after learning languages. – Vivien Leigh

97960. I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms. – Vivien Leigh

97961. I loved fencing and dancing and elocution. – Vivien Leigh

97962. I’m not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity. – Vivien Leigh

97963. I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven’t. – Vivien Leigh

97964. I’m not afraid to die. – Vivien Leigh

97965. I am going to be a great actress. – Vivien Leigh

97966. I always know my lines. – Vivien Leigh

97967. I adore dancing. – Vivien Leigh

97968. Every single night I’m nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react. – Vivien Leigh

97969. English people don’t have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously. – Vivien Leigh

97970. Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved. – Vivien Leigh

97971. I know I am right for Scarlett. I can convince Mr. Selznick. – Vivien Leigh

97972. My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American. – Vivien Leigh

97973. You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me. – Vivien Leigh

97974. When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand. – Vivien Leigh

97975. When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people. – Vivien Leigh

97976. Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play. – Vivien Leigh

97977. Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show. – Vivien Leigh

97978. Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one’s place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea – one swims where one wants. – Vivien Leigh

97979. I’m a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me. – Vivien Leigh

97980. One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays. – Vivien Leigh

97981. A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I’m already 45. – Vivien Leigh

97982. My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do. – Vivien Leigh

97983. My first husband and I are still good friends and there is no earthly reason why I should not see him. Larry and I are very much in love. – Vivien Leigh

97984. Life is too short to work so hard. – Vivien Leigh

97985. I’ve been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything. – Vivien Leigh

97986. I’ve always been mad about cats. – Vivien Leigh

97987. I’m not young. What’s wrong with that? – Vivien Leigh

97988. People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap. – Vivien Leigh

97989. Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. – Vivien Leigh

97990. Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That’s why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else. – Vivien Leigh

97991. Life is always struggle with eternal forces. – Eino Leino

97992. The President would usually talk to me about matters relating to the immigration problem. – Erich Leinsdorf

97993. When I was introduced to Johnson he was a freshman Congressman. – Erich Leinsdorf

97994. The Congressman ascertained that the consulate in Havana had numbers to feed the pigs. – Erich Leinsdorf

97995. I was sent down to Cuba. Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff. – Erich Leinsdorf

97996. I was introduced to Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. The young Congressman was very friendly. – Erich Leinsdorf

97997. A President doesn’t have a terribly long time to talk to people who are not really on the agenda. – Erich Leinsdorf

97998. When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet. – Erich Leinsdorf

97999. I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness. – Al Leiter

98000. Photographers never have much incentive to show the world as it is. – William Leith

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