180000 famous quotes part 99 – 98001 to 99000

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180000 famous quotes part 99 – 98001 to 99000

98001. It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind’s bride. – Charles Godfrey Leland

98002. The brave deserve the lovely – every woman may be won. – Charles Godfrey Leland

98003. To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way Until the peacock led him in. – Charles Godfrey Leland

98004. They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train. – Charles Godfrey Leland

98005. More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people. – Joseph Lelyveld

98006. You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down. – Stanislaw Lem

98007. Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. – Stanislaw Lem

98008. Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. – Stanislaw Lem

98009. Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort. – Stanislaw Lem

98010. To torture a man you have to know his pleasures. – Stanislaw Lem

98011. A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance. – Stanislaw Lem

98012. A buoyant, positive approach to the game is as basic as a sound swing. – Tony Lema

98013. Golf is like solitaire. When you cheat, you only cheat yourself. – Tony Lema

98014. In choosing a partner, always pick the optimist. – Tony Lema

98015. You build a golf game like you build a wall, one brick at a time. – Tony Lema

98016. That’s the reason some schools of thinking don’t rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It’s bad enough now. – Curtis Lemay

98017. Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you’re not a good soldier. – Curtis Lemay

98018. I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that’s been fed to them. – Curtis Lemay

98019. Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal. – Curtis Lemay

98020. We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age. – Curtis Lemay

98021. That was the era when we might have destroyed Russia completely and not even skinned our elbows doing it. – Curtis Lemay

98022. If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting. – Curtis Lemay

98023. Sometime in the future – 25, 50, 75 years hence – what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too. – Curtis Lemay

98024. My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they’ve got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the stone age. – Curtis Lemay

98025. Every day is a great day for hockey. – Mario Lemeiux

98026. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player. – Mario Lemeiux

98027. A month before the season, I don’t order fries with my club sandwich. – Mario Lemeiux

98028. I’ve gone through back surgery a couple times, and of course, my radiation treatments for six weeks got me to the point where I was not able to play at the level that I was accustomed to. – Mario Lemieux

98029. A month before the season I stop putting ketchup on my french fries. – Mario Lemieux

98030. All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly. – Mario Lemieux

98031. As I’ve said, in 2007, we’re free to go and we’ll just have to do what’s best for the business. – Mario Lemieux

98032. Depending on how we start the season, I can play center or wing… It doesn’t matter to me. – Mario Lemieux

98033. Everybody I talked to – from my friends to my family and some of the players – really gave me a lot of support from the start. And that certainly made me feel good about trying to come back and be one of the best again. – Mario Lemieux

98034. He’s only 4 years old, so I don’t think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don’t think he realized how many years I played. – Mario Lemieux

98035. I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past. – Mario Lemieux

98036. I didn’t like the way the game was being played. – Mario Lemieux

98037. I didn’t speak English until I came to Pittsburgh. – Mario Lemieux

98038. I think people in Montreal smoke a lot, and I used to smoke when I was 17-18, and just picked it up when I was playing juniors. But I think I stopped when I was 22, which was a big decision in my life. – Mario Lemieux

98039. I’m only 35, and I felt that the time was right to try to come back and have a chance for him to see me play. – Mario Lemieux

98040. I don’t try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past. – Mario Lemieux

98041. It’s up to the community now to decide if they want to keep this team. – Mario Lemieux

98042. My body’s feeling it a little bit. But one good thing, my back is in good shape, and that’s my main concern. I know that my legs are going to take awhile to get back to where I was a few years ago, but as long as my back is solid, I feel that I can play many years. – Mario Lemieux

98043. Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey – he was a big reason for me coming back. – Mario Lemieux

98044. Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago. – Mario Lemieux

98045. Once I’m at the arena with the guys in the dressing room, and in the bus, and on the plane, I’m a player. And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards and try to take their money. – Mario Lemieux

98046. One thing I hate is people screaming at me. If you want me to do something, talk to me. – Mario Lemieux

98047. Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted. – Mario Lemieux

98048. The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career. – Mario Lemieux

98049. We feel that, with Sidney, we have a great opportunity over the next few years to put a great team on the ice. We’re prepared to lose some money along the way. Eventually we’re going to need some help. – Mario Lemieux

98050. Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again. – Mario Lemieux

98051. When I’m able to see the ice ahead of time when I get the puck, I’m able to make some pretty good plays. – Mario Lemieux

98052. When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down. – Mario Lemieux

98053. I think the game has opened up, and that’s why I decided to come back and try to be a part of it. – Mario Lemieux

98054. I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I’m still only 35 years old… I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again. – Mario Lemieux

98055. It’s hard enough to write a good drama, it’s much harder to write a good comedy, and it’s hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is. – Jack Lemmon

98056. Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. – Jack Lemmon

98057. If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. – Jack Lemmon

98058. Nobody deserves this much money – certainly not an actor. – Jack Lemmon

98059. Stay humble. Always answer your phone – no matter who else is in the car. – Jack Lemmon

98060. I won’t quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic. – Jack Lemmon

98061. If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience. – Jack Lemmon

98062. Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up. – Bob Lemon

98063. The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen. – Bob Lemon

98064. I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all. – Bob Lemon

98065. I had bad days on the field. But I didn’t take them home with me. I left them in a bar along the way home. – Bob Lemon

98066. I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf. – Jack Lemon

98067. When I’m reading material, if I’m a little bit afraid of a part and I’m willing to admit that to myself, then I’ll do it, definitely. If I’m worried about being able to do it, to get it – I absolutely just love it. – Jack Lemon

98068. I’d rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar. – Jack Lemon

98069. I have lost someone I loved as a brother, as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being. We have also lost one of the best damn actors we’ll ever see. – Jack Lemon

98070. Death ends a life, not a relationship. – Jack Lemon

98071. If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. – Jack Lemon

98072. There are so many people who have died of cycling, and that didn’t happen when I was racing. – Greg LeMond

98073. I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I’m 38, not quite finished yet. – Greg LeMond

98074. Even good people are obliged to deceive. – Greg LeMond

98075. I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying. – Greg LeMond

98076. I know I’ll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose. – Greg LeMond

98077. I know it is possible to win the Tour without taking anything. – Greg LeMond

98078. I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold. – Greg LeMond

98079. It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar. – Greg LeMond

98080. More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. – Greg LeMond

98081. Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. – Greg LeMond

98082. Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife’s life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego. – Greg LeMond

98083. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. – Greg LeMond

98084. There are few things that you can’t do as long as you are willing to apply yourself. – Greg LeMond

98085. I’m more optimistic about cycling right now than I’ve ever been. – Greg LeMond

98086. You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing. – Greg LeMond

98087. Testing, we will never do enough of it. – Greg LeMond

98088. Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. – Abe Lemons

98089. I don’t have any tricky plays, I’d rather have tricky players. – Abe Lemons

98090. I don’t jog, if I die I want to be sick. – Abe Lemons

98091. It was a hole in one contest and I had a three. – Abe Lemons

98092. One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn’t do you any good. – Abe Lemons

98093. The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. – Abe Lemons

98094. There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket. – Abe Lemons

98095. You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’ – Abe Lemons

98096. Damn referees, I’ll miss them less than anybody. – Abe Lemons

98097. Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly. – Ninon de Lenclos

98098. A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover. – Ninon de Lenclos

98099. Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention. – Ninon de Lenclos

98100. It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness. – Ninon de Lenclos

98101. The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength. – Ninon de Lenclos

98102. It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness. – Ninon de Lenclos

98103. Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly. – Ninon de Lenclos

98104. A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover. – Ninon de Lenclos

98105. Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention. – Ninon de Lenclos

98106. The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength. – Ninon de Lenclos

98107. But it’s very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it’s very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he’s not used to it and they’re hard as a rock and he’s not used to it. – Ivan Lendl

98108. I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it’s hard to catch that guy. And I think that’s what you’re seeing right now. – Ivan Lendl

98109. You know, you just go out there, do your best. Sometimes it’s good enough and sometimes it is, and sometimes it stays your only one and sometimes you win bunch others behind it. – Ivan Lendl

98110. Many times the players get in there and it’s just about as well as they could have done, and other times they get in there and they favorites and they don’t win. – Ivan Lendl

98111. If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do. – Ivan Lendl

98112. If I don’t practice the way I should, then I won’t play the way that I know I can. – Ivan Lendl

98113. Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn’t always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot. – Ivan Lendl

98114. I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That’s not exactly where I wanted to be. – Ivan Lendl

98115. I think if you look at Andre then and now, you look at two different models. Of course it’s personal preference, I think Andre now is a great role model for the kids. He has started training differently than he was before, and so on and so on. – Ivan Lendl

98116. I just travel all the time. And I was just looking at the schedules now and starting the first week of October I will be every weekend with somebody at tournaments through Christmas. So it gets very difficult to just go away and not do that. – Ivan Lendl

98117. I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology. So I thought it was rather strange. – Ivan Lendl

98118. I don’t make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can’t, I try to watch, and I enjoy that. – Ivan Lendl

98119. But to be fair, if you take players from my era to now, the game has changed and the players have many more shots. They use them differently than we did. The speed of the game has changed. – Ivan Lendl

98120. I’m certainly not sorry that there were some things I missed. You may think you’re missing something at that time but later when you look at it, you didn’t miss anything. – Ivan Lendl

98121. I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. – Madeleine L’Engle

98122. A book comes and says, “Write me.” My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate. – Madeleine L’Engle

98123. Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling. – Madeleine L’Engle

98124. Because you’re not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are. – Madeleine L’Engle

98125. Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. – Madeleine L’Engle

98126. In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come. – Madeleine L’Engle

98127. It is the ability to choose which makes us human. – Madeleine L’Engle

98128. We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts. – Madeleine L’Engle

98129. Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. – Madeleine L’Engle

98130. We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love. – Madeleine L’Engle

98131. When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony. – Madeleine L’Engle

98132. When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. – Madeleine L’Engle

98133. With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me. – Madeleine L’Engle

98134. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. – Madeleine L’Engle

98135. The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle

98136. That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along. – Madeleine L’Engle

98137. While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State. – Vladimir Lenin

98138. Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement. – Vladimir Lenin

98139. Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps. – Vladimir Lenin

98140. Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. – Vladimir Lenin

98141. Crime is a product of social excess. – Vladimir Lenin

98142. Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country. – Vladimir Lenin

98143. Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes. – Vladimir Lenin

98144. Every cook has to learn how to govern the state. – Vladimir Lenin

98145. Fascism is capitalism in decay. – Vladimir Lenin

98146. Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. – Vladimir Lenin

98147. Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. – Vladimir Lenin

98148. Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. – Vladimir Lenin

98149. If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. – Vladimir Lenin

98150. If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years. – Vladimir Lenin

98151. It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. – Vladimir Lenin

98152. It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. – Vladimir Lenin

98153. No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. – Vladimir Lenin

98154. Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. – Vladimir Lenin

98155. The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness. – Vladimir Lenin

98156. When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. – Vladimir Lenin

98157. When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. – Vladimir Lenin

98158. Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing. – Vladimir Lenin

98159. To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics. – Vladimir Lenin

98160. There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel. – Vladimir Lenin

98161. One man with a gun can control 100 without one. – Vladimir Lenin

98162. The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. – Vladimir Lenin

98163. The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death. – Vladimir Lenin

98164. The goal of socialism is communism. – Vladimir Lenin

98165. The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. – Vladimir Lenin

98166. Sometimes – history needs a push. – Vladimir Lenin

98167. Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin. – Vladimir Lenin

98168. Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot. – Vladimir Lenin

98169. Democracy is indispensable to socialism. – Vladimir Lenin

98170. The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

98171. A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. – Vladimir Lenin

98172. A lie told often enough becomes the truth. – Vladimir Lenin

98173. The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart. – Vladimir Lenin

98174. Any cook should be able to run the country. – Vladimir Lenin

98175. Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it. – John Lennon

98176. The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility. – John Lennon

98177. The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you. – John Lennon

98178. The more I see the less I know for sure. – John Lennon

98179. The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction. – John Lennon

98180. Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. – John Lennon

98181. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon

98182. There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known. – John Lennon

98183. Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. – John Lennon

98184. We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow’s nest of that ship. – John Lennon

98185. Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. – John Lennon

98186. Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow. – John Lennon

98187. Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem. – John Lennon

98188. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. – John Lennon

98189. Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. – John Lennon

98190. Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip. – John Lennon

98191. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. – John Lennon

98192. We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. – John Lennon

98193. When you’re drowning, you don’t say ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream. – John Lennon

98194. Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry. – John Lennon

98195. Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. – John Lennon

98196. You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! – John Lennon

98197. You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. – John Lennon

98198. You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth. – John Lennon

98199. You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate. – John Lennon

98200. These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists – it’s like idol worship. They only like people when they’re on their way up… I cannot be on the way up again. – John Lennon

98201. As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. – John Lennon

98202. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon

98203. All we are saying is give peace a chance. – John Lennon

98204. All you need is love. – John Lennon

98205. And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he’s no longer God… They’ll turn on him, and I hope he survives it. – John Lennon

98206. The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? – John Lennon

98207. My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. – John Lennon

98208. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me. – John Lennon

98209. Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity. – John Lennon

98210. Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground. – John Lennon

98211. Everything is clearer when you’re in love. – John Lennon

98212. God is a concept by which we measure our pain. – John Lennon

98213. Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something. – John Lennon

98214. He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. – John Lennon

98215. I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? – John Lennon

98216. I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason! – John Lennon

98217. I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. – John Lennon

98218. I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding. – John Lennon

98219. I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people. – John Lennon

98220. It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here? – John Lennon

98221. If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it. – John Lennon

98222. It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man. – John Lennon

98223. Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. – John Lennon

98224. If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. – John Lennon

98225. If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. – John Lennon

98226. If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’. – John Lennon

98227. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. – John Lennon

98228. I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong. – John Lennon

98229. I’ve found constancy and balance between creativity and normality. – Julian Lennon

98230. My dad’s music was a great inspiration to me. – Julian Lennon

98231. He wasn’t a great father. He was a great musician. That’s always been a touchy one, and it will be until I can find the answer, but I don’t know if there is one. – Julian Lennon

98232. He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around. – Julian Lennon

98233. I had always thought of starting my own record company. I haven’t regretted the decision – yet! – Julian Lennon

98234. On the one hand, I’ve had such a normal upbringing with my mum, who has kept me grounded, but on the other, the wild experiences through my dad. – Julian Lennon

98235. Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It’s not something that just comes in a dream. You’ve got to work at it. – Sean Lennon

98236. I’m not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We’re talking about a Mozart of rock music. – Sean Lennon

98237. I’m trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through. – Sean Lennon

98238. It’s a bit embarrassing watching myself, but I couldn’t get someone else to play me, that would’ve been stupid. – Sean Lennon

98239. Making films is great. You’ve got 100 people around and you’re all dressing up and making weird art-it’s a fun group activity. – Sean Lennon

98240. My tendency is to be very experimental. – Sean Lennon

98241. Now, music almost feels naked in my mind. – Sean Lennon

98242. I’m not that in control of myself that I could be specific about exactly the way I’m doing everything as it happens. I’m just trying my best. – Sean Lennon

98243. I feel that film is inevitably the medium of the future. It has been for years, decades, but more so now than ever. – Sean Lennon

98244. The most important thing in my father’s life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom. – Sean Lennon

98245. The work I’ve done, I’m really feeling the effects of it. – Sean Lennon

98246. There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell. – Sean Lennon

98247. There’s no single movement out there. It’s not like in the ’60s, when Revolver came out and that’s just it for the next year. – Sean Lennon

98248. We live in a pretty bleak time. I feel that in the air. Everything is uncertain. Everything feels like its on the precipice of some major transformation, whether we like it or not. – Sean Lennon

98249. Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what it means to be an artist. – Sean Lennon

98250. Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician and that somehow it would be really easy. I didn’t realize that it’s so much work. – Sean Lennon

98251. I’m lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry. – Sean Lennon

98252. I like music because it’s the only invisible art form. – Sean Lennon

98253. For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don’t just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day. – Sean Lennon

98254. I did a record with a producer, and the good producers eat up the budget, so I didn’t have any budget left to produce this record. I had to produce it myself. – Sean Lennon

98255. I feel like I’ve been way overexposed in the press. I’d rather play shows and represent myself in person. – Sean Lennon

98256. I have a piano and a guitar, and I tend to switch back and forth between those two instruments to help me get inspired. – Sean Lennon

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98257. I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream. – Sean Lennon

98258. I like songs that go to different places and then come back. – Sean Lennon

98259. I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge. – Sean Lennon

98260. I like to have books around to give me ideas-to get the verbal part of my brain to start working. – Sean Lennon

98261. I spend my time trying to figure art out. I was brought up to believe that the way one processes information is by making it into art. That’s how I live my life. – Sean Lennon

98262. I try not to do anything by formula. – Sean Lennon

98263. Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I’m really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen. – Sean Lennon

98264. Yes, I am complimented on my work in Kids in the Hall once or twice a week. It’s a nice feeling. – Thomas Lennon

98265. The first record I bought with my own money was Rio. – Thomas Lennon

98266. You hate to see yourself do one draft of a script and then have somebody else come back in and change what you’ve done. – Thomas Lennon

98267. When you do a movie in the studio system, there’s a committee. A committee of six or seven people you answer to. There’s two or three producers, a studio executive and one or two people above that studio executive. – Thomas Lennon

98268. We did one pilot for FOX which was about this couple that moves to a town, and we play everyone in the entire town. So it was like a Peter Sellers film. – Thomas Lennon

98269. There was so long from when we did the pilot and then when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central – and, in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice. – Thomas Lennon

98270. The only guaranteed way to make something not very funny is to make it vague. – Thomas Lennon

98271. The more people’s money you take to do something, the more inputs you get. – Thomas Lennon

98272. Super Troopers is hilarious. Everybody always thought we somehow – we did Reno way, way before any of us had seen Super Troopers. It sat on the shelf for a couple years. – Thomas Lennon

98273. Our reward for Starsky and Hutch was getting to write The Six Million Dollar Man for Todd. – Thomas Lennon

98274. Old School has humongous laughs all the way through it. – Thomas Lennon

98275. Kerri and I met at theatre camp when were 16 years old, which is pretty lame. The rest of us met when we founded the State at New York University in 1988. Most of our adult lives have been spent bickering with these people. – Thomas Lennon

98276. It’s such a great thing to work with people and not have a plan. – Thomas Lennon

98277. I was on the speech team, we called it forensics. – Thomas Lennon

98278. I feel like I’m the most well-adjusted character on the show, even though I’m sure the other actors would tell you the same thing about their characters. – Thomas Lennon

98279. All studio movies are the middle of the Bell curve. The only way to do something is to do it yourself. And the only way to do that is to not take any money from anyone or take as little money as possible from anyone and that’s it. – Thomas Lennon

98280. That’s the other thing about working on movies, the commitment is years. That’s one thing that’s so frustrating about the process is that it goes on and on and on for years. – Thomas Lennon

98281. Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist, but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person. It’s taken some time, but now I feel I’ve truly paid my dues. I guess I’m at a point now where I’m more comfortable in my own skin. – Annie Lennox

98282. When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you. – Annie Lennox

98283. A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn’t always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I’m interested in now, particularly at my age. – Annie Lennox

98284. The future hasn’t happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and no, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I’m in. – Annie Lennox

98285. Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion – very powerful emotions. That’s what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and – people identify with that. – Annie Lennox

98286. It’s a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you’ve got to set an example, when you’re not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don’t know what is appropriate anymore. – Annie Lennox

98287. I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves. – Annie Lennox

98288. I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well. – Annie Lennox

98289. I mean, I’m 48 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams. – Annie Lennox

98290. Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death. – Annie Lennox

98291. Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. – Annie Lennox

98292. There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t. – Annie Lennox

98293. I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere… Being a human being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me. – Annie Lennox

98294. The law has no power over heroes. – Charlotte Lennox

98295. When a person is found less guilty than he is suspected, he is concluded more innocent than he really is. – Charlotte Lennox

98296. The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin. – Jay Leno

98297. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot. – Jay Leno

98298. Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they’re getting back together. You know what that means? There’s still hope for Ike and Tina Turner. – Jay Leno

98299. The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow ‘Operation Re-elect Bush’ doesn’t seem to be popular. – Jay Leno

98300. The Bush administration said today there is a lot of support for us to attack Iraq. Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, Chevron, they’re all lining up. – Jay Leno

98301. The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver. – Jay Leno

98302. The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up. – Jay Leno

98303. The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it – they’re the ones falling down the most. – Jay Leno

98304. The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don’t want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they’ll just be known as the Bullets. – Jay Leno

98305. You’re not famous until my mother has heard of you. – Jay Leno

98306. Politics is just show business for ugly people. – Jay Leno

98307. You can’t stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. – Jay Leno

98308. You know what they should call this war – Son of Bush vs. Son of a Bitch. – Jay Leno

98309. CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she’s strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. – Jay Leno

98310. Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day! – Jay Leno

98311. Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night’s Democratic debate. – Jay Leno

98312. Nineteen percent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments. – Jay Leno

98313. According to New York publishers, Bill Clinton will get more money for his book than Hillary Clinton got for hers. Well, duh. At least his book has some sex in it. – Jay Leno

98314. Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. – Jay Leno

98315. Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors. – Jay Leno

98316. For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn’t that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you’re average – hey, let’s get a pizza! – Jay Leno

98317. Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’? – Jay Leno

98318. I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, “I’d like some fries.” The girl at the counter said, “Would you like some fries with that?” – Jay Leno

98319. If God doesn’t destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. – Jay Leno

98320. If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. – Jay Leno

98321. If you don’t want your dog to have bad breath, do what I do: Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet. – Jay Leno

98322. Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of LA in the next election. Remember the good ‘ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. – Jay Leno

98323. More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy – he’s one of their own. – Jay Leno

98324. I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder. – Jay Leno

98325. Don’t forget Mother’s Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad’s Third Wife Day. – Jay Leno

98326. One never comes into embarrassment, if one is ready to balance. To ask oneself never in embarrassment, what have you in these decades made. – Siegfried Lenz

98327. An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props – and actors love props – is a cigarette. There’s so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It’s just the greatest – ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I’ve been playing around with cigarettes. – Melissa Leo

98328. There were not enough women like Kay on TV and now there are none. – Melissa Leo

98329. The power of television – it’s so present in our lives, we don’t even know how powerful it is. – Melissa Leo

98330. The climate informs the character. – Melissa Leo

98331. That’s probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it. – Melissa Leo

98332. I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather’s right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing. – Melissa Leo

98333. Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess. – Melissa Leo

98334. I am a smoker, I’m ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It’s a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke. – Melissa Leo

98335. Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred. – Daniel De Leon

98336. Socialism is practical, in the best sense of the term; a living, vital force of inestimable value to society. – Daniel De Leon

98337. Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance. – Daniel De Leon

98338. Each man has an equal social right to multiply his power of motion by all the social factors of civilization. Private property in any of these factors is inconsistent with this fundamental right; it must, obviously, prove a source of economic despotism and industrial slavery. – Daniel De Leon

98339. He who stands with his face to the East in the morning will have the sun before him. If he does not change his posture, the Earth in the meantime having changed its, he will have the sun no longer before him, but behind. – Daniel De Leon

98340. Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both. – Daniel De Leon

98341. I find the idea of vigilante justice very attractive. I like the idea that the murderer decides that this person has gone too far, and nothing will happen to him unless she does something to stop him. – Donna Leon

98342. I have always had a particular antagonism for the military. – Donna Leon

98343. I have no memory for what happens in what books. I don’t know when I might remember a scene, but beats me what book it’s in because there are 14 of them now. – Donna Leon

98344. I just go to lunch. And I never know when something is going into the file and something is not. – Donna Leon

98345. Italians know about human nature – they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it. – Donna Leon

98346. My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other. – Donna Leon

98347. The ending is one of my blackest, utterly without hope of any sort. – Donna Leon

98348. Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you’ll be sick. – George Leonard

98349. The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be, for all practical purposes, infinite. – George Leonard

98350. The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven. – Graham Leonard

98351. I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time, saying there’s nothing I would change. That was a very arrogant thing to say. There’s a lot I would change. There are people I would have steered clear of. – Hugh Leonard

98352. We were married for almost 45 years. We fought all the time, it wasn’t a great love or anything, it wasn’t a great, all-consuming passion. She was just there. A lot of people were startled because we didn’t seem devoted but we were. – Hugh Leonard

98353. We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We’re also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don’t understand time. – Hugh Leonard

98354. The problem with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent. – Hugh Leonard

98355. My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father. – Hugh Leonard

98356. My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past. – Hugh Leonard

98357. My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play. – Hugh Leonard

98358. It’s a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who’s in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I’m waiting for that first question. – Hugh Leonard

98359. I’ve always enjoyed a woman’s company more than men’s. They’re usually better looking. – Hugh Leonard

98360. I’ve always believed in survival. – Hugh Leonard

98361. I’m a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I’m much nicer. – Hugh Leonard

98362. I think with every writer there are two people there. – Hugh Leonard

98363. I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it. – Hugh Leonard

98364. I don’t think anyone is the perfect one to play me. – Hugh Leonard

98365. I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn’t an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished. – Hugh Leonard

98366. Gossip is more popular than literature. – Hugh Leonard

98367. As somebody once said, we’re not punished for our sins, we’re punished by them. – Hugh Leonard

98368. Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father’s deathbed. – Hugh Leonard

98369. A thing well done is worth doing. – Hugh Leonard

98370. I’m a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn’t able to do anything else. – Hugh Leonard

98371. Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. – John Leonard

98372. The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit. – John Leonard

98373. It takes a long time to grow an old friend. – John Leonard

98374. Isn’t it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past? – John Leonard

98375. Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October. – John Leonard

98376. Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which the reader saws without much appetite. – John Leonard

98377. In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. – John Leonard

98378. I’m less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I’m interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. – Joshua Leonard

98379. We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments. – Joshua Leonard

98380. The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research. – Joshua Leonard

98381. Sony could have $50 million and a sound stage and A-list actors and never make the same film. The constraints on this film became the essence of this film, became the power of this film. – Joshua Leonard

98382. Pain is pain, joy is joy – you can’t avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role. – Joshua Leonard

98383. Mike and Heather and I rapped once or twice in New York and then we all wound up on a train together on the way out to Maryland. I think it was about a month and a half from the time we got cast until the time we shot the thing. – Joshua Leonard

98384. In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film. – Joshua Leonard

98385. We hit a stride where all self-consciousness disappeared. – Joshua Leonard

98386. I would love to direct some day. It’s a good job for a control freak. – Joshua Leonard

98387. I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience. – Joshua Leonard

98388. I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies, the indie scene will still be around. I do think it’s getting harder to get them seen though. – Joshua Leonard

98389. Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there’s still not that sense that this is reality. There’s still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie. – Joshua Leonard

98390. Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche. – Joshua Leonard

98391. Actors are such an insecure breed. – Joshua Leonard

98392. I’m really proud of Blair Witch Project as a film, but as far as the cultural phenomenon of it – that was just weird luck. – Joshua Leonard

98393. I’ve done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one. – Joshua Leonard

98394. Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98395. Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98396. Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98397. Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98398. Boxing was the only career where I wouldn’t have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98399. Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it’s better to give than to receive. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98400. Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98401. Before the start of the ’76 Olympics, I’d had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98402. Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that’s it; your career is over. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98403. Ali’s belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it’s become my own philosophy. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98404. Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98405. Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98406. I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98407. We’re all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98408. I’ll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That’s the only fear I have for myself. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98409. I’m a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he’ll have to do it again to make me believe him. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98410. I’m a free agent. I haven’t allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don’t need a promoter. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98411. I’m not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98412. I’ve never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I’ve been very outspoken on that subject. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98413. In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98414. I think an athlete should be honest. I know it’s difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn’t very well say, I slipped. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98415. It’s hard to talk about yourself. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98416. No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98417. I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98418. To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98419. If I hadn’t had the talent, the networks wouldn’t have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98420. When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98421. When I’m not in training. I’ll walk around the streets at 153, but it’s not solid; it’s my socializing weight. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98422. When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don’t have. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98423. Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98424. You just don’t heal that easy unless you’re young. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98425. Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98426. Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he’s a breath of fresh air for the sport. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98427. I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98428. I think I’ve become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98429. They say that I’m stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it’s paid off so far. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98430. It’s different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it. – Sugar Ray Leonard

98431. Turmoil stimulates. – Thomas Leonard

98432. Rise above yourself. – Thomas Leonard

98433. The sky isn’t falling. – Thomas Leonard

98434. The trappings of lifestyle are often that; traps. – Thomas Leonard

98435. Don’t be drab. – Thomas Leonard

98436. Balance is overrated. – Thomas Leonard

98437. Clarity affords focus. – Thomas Leonard

98438. A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you. – Thomas Leonard

98439. Ego is good. – Thomas Leonard

98440. Fear is natural. Be with it. – Thomas Leonard

98441. Integrity reveals beauty. – Thomas Leonard

98442. Movement isn’t progress. – Thomas Leonard

98443. Bigness is better. – Thomas Leonard

98444. When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head ’till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot. – Ruggero Leoncavallo

98445. This new art made a deep impression on me, and I began to study it ardently. – Ruggero Leoncavallo

98446. I can’t see America any other way than with a European’s eyes. It fascinates me and terrifies me at the same time. – Sergio Leone

98447. In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life – in jeeps – and upset all my dreams. – Sergio Leone

98448. Well what I will tell you is for this movie, I got into probably the best shape of my life. – Tea Leoni

98449. I’ve been in a gym probably nine days of my life. – Tea Leoni

98450. If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one. – Tea Leoni

98451. It’s kind of fun to be sexy. – Tea Leoni

98452. People don’t know this, but early in your career, you don’t just glide on to The Tonight Show. – Tea Leoni

98453. Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is, I’m just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this. – Tea Leoni

98454. Shopping turns me off. – Tea Leoni

98455. I’m not quite ready for a no makeup movie. – Tea Leoni

98456. The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen. – Tea Leoni

98457. It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you. It’s the worst review of your life and it’s really relieving to find out that they don’t know what they’re saying. – Tea Leoni

98458. Well, I don’t find glamour and clothing relevant. – Tea Leoni

98459. Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me… dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn’t want to be that weak link. – Tea Leoni

98460. Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal. – Tea Leoni

98461. Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something. – Tea Leoni

98462. But I can tell you that the New York that I see now is not the New York that we grew up in. It’s not 1973. – Tea Leoni

98463. Acting doesn’t feel good. It’s not comfortable to feel all this stuff, it’s not. – Tea Leoni

98464. Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work. – Tea Leoni

98465. At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes. – Tea Leoni

98466. I’m not a huge fan of my work. – Tea Leoni

98467. But I’ve never looked at myself as being particularly funny. – Tea Leoni

98468. First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn’t as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people. – Tea Leoni

98469. I don’t mean to be presumptuous that men don’t feel this, I don’t mean this, but I found that when my child was born, my first child, it felt like my heart broke. – Tea Leoni

98470. I don’t think, there’s no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven’t found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might. – Tea Leoni

98471. I have always loathed working out. – Tea Leoni

98472. I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child. – Tea Leoni

98473. I just mean it’s very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn’t get across or I thought I was making one point. – Tea Leoni

98474. I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it. – Tea Leoni

98475. I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn’t like about this community. – Tea Leoni

98476. I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too! – Tea Leoni

98477. And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the whacked out mother is my new favorite role, but I don’t want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett. – Tea Leoni

98478. No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance. – Giacomo Leopardi

98479. There are some centuries which – apart from everything else – in the art and other disciplines presume to remake everything because they know how to make nothing. – Giacomo Leopardi

98480. Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. – Giacomo Leopardi

98481. People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not. – Giacomo Leopardi

98482. No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it. – Giacomo Leopardi

98483. Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards. – Giacomo Leopardi

98484. Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age. – Giacomo Leopardi

98485. To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. – Aldo Leopold

98486. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. – Aldo Leopold

98487. Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers. – Aldo Leopold

98488. Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold

98489. One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. – Aldo Leopold

98490. Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. – Aldo Leopold

98491. Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. – Aldo Leopold

98492. Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. – Aldo Leopold

98493. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. – Aldo Leopold

98494. We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. – Aldo Leopold

98495. In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold

98496. The file is a gzipped tar file. Your browser is playing tricks with you and trying to be smart. – Rasmus Lerdorf

98497. This is your silly web browser doing that. The file is correctly named. – Rasmus Lerdorf

98498. When the world becomes standard, I will start caring about standards. – Rasmus Lerdorf

98499. Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning. – Mikhail Lermontov

98500. Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. – Mikhail Lermontov

98501. It’s not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. – Alan Jay Lerner

98502. You write a hit the same way you write a flop. – Alan Jay Lerner

98503. With a little bit of luck, you’ll never work! – Alan Jay Lerner

98504. Men die but an idea does not. – Alan Jay Lerner

98505. Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism. – Alan Jay Lerner

98506. Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French. – Alan Jay Lerner

98507. An Englishman’s way of speaking absolutely classifies him. – Alan Jay Lerner

98508. A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn’t sleep on Monday nights. – Alan Jay Lerner

98509. Why can’t a woman be more like a man? – Alan Jay Lerner

98510. When evil acts in the world it always manages to find instruments who believe that what they do is not evil but honorable. – Max Lerner

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98511. The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors. – Max Lerner

98512. The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence. – Max Lerner

98513. You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace. – Max Lerner

98514. The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. – Max Lerner

98515. To deaden yourself against any hurt is to deaden yourself also against the hurt of others. – Max Lerner

98516. We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it. – Max Lerner

98517. Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male. – Max Lerner

98518. When you are seventeen you aren’t really serious. – Max Lerner

98519. When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil. – Max Lerner

98520. The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little. – Max Lerner

98521. To reject the word is to reject the human search. – Max Lerner

98522. A world technology means either a world government or world suicide. – Max Lerner

98523. The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move. – Max Lerner

98524. The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea. – Max Lerner

98525. A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride. – Max Lerner

98526. Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there – or failing to get there. – Max Lerner

98527. Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts. – Max Lerner

98528. In our rich consumers’ civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions. – Max Lerner

98529. Somehow life doesn’t always pay off to those who are most insistent. – Max Lerner

98530. The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man’s frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search. – Max Lerner

98531. The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope. – Max Lerner

98532. A politician wouldn’t dream of being allowed to call a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician. – Max Lerner

98533. Michael is the kind of guy who has rhythm; he has rock’n’roll in his soul, whether he really plays it or not. – Phil Lesh

98534. So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children. – Phil Lesh

98535. Not that there weren’t great shows, and not that there wasn’t plenty of fine music played. It’s just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the ’90s. – Phil Lesh

98536. Of course, we didn’t survive to play all the way through the ’90s, so I can say that – as I said, everybody in the band was aware of this, and we trying to figure out ways to make it different. – Phil Lesh

98537. Yes, Pluton, actually, in the play. And I play him in my most stentorian voice. – Phil Lesh

98538. Bruce’s band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there’s no lead guitar player, for one thing. – Phil Lesh

98539. So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there. – Phil Lesh

98540. There was always so much encouragement, to just really take it and run with it, from Deadheads. – Phil Lesh

98541. To sing a simple round is truly an enlightening experience. – Phil Lesh

98542. When the band would leave the stage, and then the audience would just take over, and keep the groove goin’. – Phil Lesh

98543. We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it’s really – we’re thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way. – Phil Lesh

98544. Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I’m acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn’t consist of a high school drama class. – Phil Lesh

98545. Especially in the realm of bringing an opportunity to do something creative to people, as I said, who wouldn’t ordinarily have that opportunity. I think that’s very important. – Phil Lesh

98546. In St. Louis, some people were hurt seriously when some fans got on top of a roof that was where other fans were underneath it, at a park somewhere, and it collapsed. – Phil Lesh

98547. And that format was – we’d been using that format, I guess, since the late ’70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation. – Phil Lesh

98548. And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor. – Phil Lesh

98549. And there was a movement afoot to take another year off, and if we had been able to do that, and rethink everything, I think when we came back it would have been very different. – Phil Lesh

98550. Because, first of all, we were becoming aware during that tour that there was a group of people that was following the band around, and they weren’t interested in coming in to the shows, they were just interested in hangin’ out outside and tryin’ to break in. – Phil Lesh

98551. But we were really locked in to that kind of format, and as the ’90s wore on, it became for me more solidified, in that sense that there weren’t as many of those magical shows that were just magic all the way through as there had been in earlier years. – Phil Lesh

98552. I mean, sports are big, big, big business. – Phil Lesh

98553. In a way, it’s my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music. – Phil Lesh

98554. We all have to stand by our life’s work as the true test of what we have done for the world. – Matthew Lesko

98555. Some of the best health care services are free or cost very little and are even available to millionaires but hardly anyone knows they exist. – Matthew Lesko

98556. My business has doubled in ways I couldn’t have imagined. – Matthew Lesko

98557. No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization. – Matthew Lesko

98558. Not offering this kind of guarantee means that they do not believe in their product enough, and they do not care about if a salesman is over promising or over selling their product. – Matthew Lesko

98559. One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board’s misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren’t available for regular people like you and I. – Matthew Lesko

98560. So if there is a government grant offered for anything, like starting a business or going to school, they cannot discriminate because of your age. – Matthew Lesko

98561. Most every dental school has discount dental services. – Matthew Lesko

98562. Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it. – Matthew Lesko

98563. The way we’ve been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame. – Matthew Lesko

98564. There are few in America that really know how to take advantage of the current health care system. – Matthew Lesko

98565. There are many programs specifically aimed at helping people in poverty start a business. – Matthew Lesko

98566. There are thousands of grant programs and every program has different requirements and deadlines. – Matthew Lesko

98567. Liberals like using government to solve problems in OUR country and conservatives are using our government to solve problems in OTHER countries. – Matthew Lesko

98568. What I do in my book is let people know about these programs. – Matthew Lesko

98569. What is also strange to me is that public libraries have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship. – Matthew Lesko

98570. There are thousands and thousands of free programs available for people of any income level. – Matthew Lesko

98571. Good government only happens when the people working in it do their jobs, and do them well. – Matthew Lesko

98572. A big part of finding the right resources is knowing what to look for and what to avoid. – Matthew Lesko

98573. A degree of lying – you know, white lies – seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication. – Matthew Lesko

98574. An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40. – Matthew Lesko

98575. Many scammers are only using personal checks for payment because they can take the money and run. – Matthew Lesko

98576. As I’ve said before, free money scams are a problem. – Matthew Lesko

98577. Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in the question-mark suits appearing in the late night TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs. – Matthew Lesko

98578. Government workers often get a bad rap, but it’s rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works. – Matthew Lesko

98579. I am providing a service that many people obviously value. – Matthew Lesko

98580. I can’t help thinking if she – the director of a government agency – is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from – how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business. – Matthew Lesko

98581. I’ve been bragging for over 25 years that my first New York Times bestseller was a book I copied from the U.S. Government Printing Office! – Matthew Lesko

98582. I’ve been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn’t pay for the dental work he needed. – Matthew Lesko

98583. I’ve been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now. – Matthew Lesko

98584. I’ve done a dozen or two dozen infomercials. – Matthew Lesko

98585. If the government did a good job of publicizing this information, my products wouldn’t sell. – Matthew Lesko

98586. Anyone can make anyone else look bad if they really want to pull things apart enough. – Matthew Lesko

98587. It is expensive to start from scratch though. – David Leslie

98588. We’ve had to set a workshop up; we’ve had to equip the workshop and everything else. But all that equipment is there now and whatever projects they want to use it for in the future. – David Leslie

98589. Unfortunately we don’t have all the bits and pieces on the car that we had hoped to have by this stage so we’ve got to make as good a job as we can with what we have and we feel we are doing well with that at the moment. – David Leslie

98590. The team’s aims are do to the best we can basically. – David Leslie

98591. The team is very enthusiastic – everyone is trying hard to do their best, and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving forward and getting the right results and it’s a very good, close-knit team. – David Leslie

98592. The one I was driving for at the time, Nissan, they pulled out after they won the championship, because it was costing millions of pounds to do a national championship and ok, that might be ok when you’re doing an international championship, but not for a national one. – David Leslie

98593. Some other people are very lucky and always get in to the very best teams at the very best times and therefore go out and score lots of championship points and be in with a chance of the championship. – David Leslie

98594. It will be hard work. It’s always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team – technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers – everyone in the team. – David Leslie

98595. I’d like to see us improving on what we had last year. – David Leslie

98596. I would like to become champion, but I’m realistic about it. – David Leslie

98597. I don’t think it’s so much of a disadvantage setting up from scratch. – David Leslie

98598. From where started, I think it is too far down to try and win a championship at the end of the season, although we had a very good first race at Mondello and scored some good points. – David Leslie

98599. It’s a good team though that works very closely and very well together, and all those people putting that effort in, then I’m sure we will improve dramatically from where we are now as the season goes on. – David Leslie

98600. I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go. – Frank Leslie

98601. They are only after my money, they are nothing for me. – Frank Leslie

98602. I am with you heart and soul in the great cause to which you are devoting all your energy and your life. – Frank Leslie

98603. Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise whatever good you find in matrimony. – Frank Leslie

98604. I’d like to play nothing but good characters. – Joan Leslie

98605. Who on earth can feel any respect for a girl who chases? – Joan Leslie

98606. I am always begging them to spare me this chasing after men. – Joan Leslie

98607. Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I’m on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that’s great. – Lisa Leslie

98608. I’ve grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you’re supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it. – Lisa Leslie

98609. To feel the presence of the Lord is an amazing thing. – Lisa Leslie

98610. Right now I’m 185, which is really good for me yet very hard for me to maintain. My weight seems high for the average woman, but I’ve got big bones and I’m maintaining muscle. – Lisa Leslie

98611. Until now, until I actually got into law class, I just never thought of it as being an interest for me, but it’s really funny because now that I’m in law, I’m like ‘Wow, I could be a lawyer. – Lisa Leslie

98612. It’s really not about the money. It’s just about educating yourself. – Lisa Leslie

98613. I’m probably taller than 90% of the men I meet. – Lisa Leslie

98614. I don’t think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn’t have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am. – Lisa Leslie

98615. For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever. – Lisa Leslie

98616. Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old. – Lisa Leslie

98617. Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do. – Lisa Leslie

98618. Actually just recently I came up with that idea, watching the movie ‘Legally Blonde’ and I was like, ‘cool, that’s something I want to do. – Lisa Leslie

98619. There’s a lot of women in the WNBA. There’s a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot – that people are aware of what’s going on. I’m really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I’m definitely grateful. – Lisa Leslie

98620. I’m strong, I’m tough, I still wear my eyeliner. – Lisa Leslie

98621. A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President’s meaning with care. – Shane Leslie

98622. We are equally glad and surprised at Winston’s return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure. – Shane Leslie

98623. Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. – Shane Leslie

98624. It is a pledge that senility has not the last say in everything. – Shane Leslie

98625. The logic of the heart is absurd. – Julie de Lespinasse

98626. Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt. – Lawrence Lessig

98627. While the creative works from the 16th century can still be accessed and used by others, the data in some software programs from the 1990s is already inaccessible. – Lawrence Lessig

98628. Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies. – Lawrence Lessig

98629. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen – the Internet – has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology. – Lawrence Lessig

98630. Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process. – Lawrence Lessig

98631. Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device. – Lawrence Lessig

98632. Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal. – Lawrence Lessig

98633. So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don’t even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically. – Lawrence Lessig

98634. The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration, but instead from the feudalism that this concentration, tied to the change in copyright, produces. – Lawrence Lessig

98635. The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result. – Lawrence Lessig

98636. This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth. – Lawrence Lessig

98637. When government disappears, it’s not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place. – Lawrence Lessig

98638. If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit. – Lawrence Lessig

98639. We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying. – Lawrence Lessig

98640. A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don’t get paid. – Lawrence Lessig

98641. In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt. – Lawrence Lessig

98642. A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now. – Lawrence Lessig

98643. If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities. – Lawrence Lessig

98644. A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued about as by ideas that are taken for granted. The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense. – Lawrence Lessig

98645. All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations. – Lawrence Lessig

98646. Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. – Lawrence Lessig

98647. As we’ve seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture. – Lawrence Lessig

98648. Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good – for society, and not just for monopoly holders. – Lawrence Lessig

98649. Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution. – Lawrence Lessig

98650. By the time Apple’s Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited. – Lawrence Lessig

98651. Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again. – Lawrence Lessig

98652. A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. – Lawrence Lessig

98653. This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there’s a layer of people who run everything. But we – we’re just peasants. We don’t understand what’s going on, and we can’t do anything. – Doris Lessing

98654. Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. – Doris Lessing

98655. That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way. – Doris Lessing

98656. The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. – Doris Lessing

98657. There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. – Doris Lessing

98658. There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best. – Doris Lessing

98659. Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself. – Doris Lessing

98660. Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel. – Doris Lessing

98661. We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed. – Doris Lessing

98662. What is a hero without love for mankind. – Doris Lessing

98663. What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better. – Doris Lessing

98664. Some people obtain fame, others deserve it. – Doris Lessing

98665. You can’t be a Red if you’re married to a civil servant. – Doris Lessing

98666. Literature is analysis after the event. – Doris Lessing

98667. With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how. – Doris Lessing

98668. If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. – Doris Lessing

98669. A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer. – Doris Lessing

98670. Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. – Doris Lessing

98671. Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. – Doris Lessing

98672. Pearls mean tears. – Doris Lessing

98673. I don’t know much about creative writing programs. But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. – Doris Lessing

98674. Small things amuse small minds. – Doris Lessing

98675. In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. – Doris Lessing

98676. In university they don’t tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools. – Doris Lessing

98677. It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction. – Doris Lessing

98678. It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. – Doris Lessing

98679. Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance! – Doris Lessing

98680. Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty… embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them. – Doris Lessing

98681. For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying. – Doris Lessing

98682. For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98683. Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98684. They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98685. The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98686. One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98687. Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98688. Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost! – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98689. If some things don’t make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98690. For the will and not the gift makes the giver. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98691. Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98692. A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98693. A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98694. It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98695. He who doesn’t lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

98696. I was able to go from stage hand to floor manager to assistant director to director in a year because there was just no one else to do it and what I didn’t realise and what people don’t understand now about television is that we used to do about five shows a day. – Richard Lester

98697. When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two shows a week at most. It was really a holiday. – Richard Lester

98698. Nervousness was never something I would ever associate with the Beatles ever. A Hard Day’s Night was relatively unscathed by marijuana, but even then they were quite relaxed about it. – Richard Lester

98699. Hard Day’s Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we’d even finished shooting – The advance sales on the album – the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film. – Richard Lester

98700. The title came rather early in one of Ringo’s more tired and emotional moments. – Richard Lester

98701. You faced front, you seldom smiled, since levity was not the mark you wanted put across your face forever. – Michael Lesy

98702. It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then. – Jonathan Lethem

98703. The past is still visible. The buildings haven’t changed, the layout of the streets hasn’t changed. So memory is very available to me as I walk around. – Jonathan Lethem

98704. I’ve never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken’s head off in a sideshow. – Jonathan Lethem

98705. In my third novel there is an actual black hole that swallows everything you love. – Jonathan Lethem

98706. It was good while it was good. – Jonathan Lethem

98707. I’ve had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I’ve seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way. – Jonathan Lethem

98708. It’s now expected of me that I will defy expectation, so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want. – Jonathan Lethem

98709. My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don’t offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work. – Jonathan Lethem

98710. Nerds are just deep, and neurotic, fans. Needy fans. We’re all nerds, on one subject or another. – Jonathan Lethem

98711. The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals. – Jonathan Lethem

98712. I’d have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn’t been able to shift into fiction. – Jonathan Lethem

98713. The more film I watch, the more John Ford looks like a giant. His politics aren’t so good, and you have to learn to accept John Wayne as an actor, but he’s a poet in black and white. – Jonathan Lethem

98714. I just noticed recently that in one book after another I seem to find an excuse to find some character who, to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy. – Jonathan Lethem

98715. What’s lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark. – Jonathan Lethem

98716. The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it’s a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory. – Jonathan Lethem

98717. I grew up with an artist father, and my parents’ friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example. – Jonathan Lethem

98718. When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed. – Jonathan Lethem

98719. Comics? Honestly, that’s more a matter of nostalgia for me. I think most of that energy has gone to my love of literature and my love of film. – Jonathan Lethem

98720. Discomfort is very much part of my master plan. – Jonathan Lethem

98721. Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit. – Jonathan Lethem

98722. I can’t bear the silent ringing in my skull. – Jonathan Lethem

98723. I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction – by skipping the parts that bored me. – Jonathan Lethem

98724. I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind of wandered away from the superhero stuff, but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid. – Jonathan Lethem

98725. I’d excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there. – Jonathan Lethem

98726. I had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts. – Jonathan Lethem

98727. I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction – I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time’s arrow, I keep myself sane. – Jonathan Lethem

98728. I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram. – Jonathan Lethem

98729. I plan less and less. It’s a great benefit of writing lots, that you get good at holding long narratives in your head like a virtual space. – Jonathan Lethem

98730. I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture. – Jonathan Lethem

98731. I work on a laptop specifically so I can work in cafes and pretend I’m part of the human world. – Jonathan Lethem

98732. I don’t paint anymore. I haven’t since I abandoned it at 19, in order to begin writing seriously. – Jonathan Lethem

98733. So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage. – Jared Leto

98734. Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film. – Jared Leto

98735. He’s an innocent in a lot of ways. He’s a very simple person who really doesn’t have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation. – Jared Leto

98736. I think I remember from the offset I said, ‘I’ve visited this territory. This isn’t for me.’ And then I read the script and I said, ‘You know, this is completely something different. This is a whole new life.’ – Jared Leto

98737. I used to like to break into other people’s houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone’s empty house. – Jared Leto

98738. It gives us a look into a world that’s very much like ‘Traffic’ was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining. – Jared Leto

98739. It was a real honor to be able to work with someone like that that I’ve been watching since I was a kid. I mean, to play his brother left some people scratching their heads but something about it really worked. – Jared Leto

98740. The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves. – David Letterman

98741. The weather here is gorgeous. It’s mild and feels like it’s in the eighties. The hot dog vendors got confused because of the weather and thought it was spring, so they accidentally changed the hot dog water in their carts. – David Letterman

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98742. The big debate right now is if Saddam is alive or dead. He’s dead, then he’s alive, then dead, then alive. It’s just confusing. Today they showed videotape, and Saddam was speaking at his own funeral. – David Letterman

98743. President Bush says he needs a month off to unwind. Unwind? When the hell does this guy wind? – David Letterman

98744. President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I’m thinking, well, hell, he didn’t need the approval of the American voters to become president, either. – David Letterman

98745. The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong. – David Letterman

98746. People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine. – David Letterman

98747. We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. – David Letterman

98748. President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can’t pronounce Schwarzenegger. – David Letterman

98749. There is no off position on the genius switch. – David Letterman

98750. There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. – David Letterman

98751. No one knows if Saddam is still alive. They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it’s live. You know, it’s like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney. – David Letterman

98752. USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population. – David Letterman

98753. It’s so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early – is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan? – David Letterman

98754. We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he’s also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets. – David Letterman

98755. We make a lot of fun at President Clinton’s expense. But this transition is going to be tough because it’s been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector. – David Letterman

98756. Wherever we’ve travelled in this great land of ours, we’ve found that people everywhere are about 90% water. – David Letterman

98757. Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. – David Letterman

98758. I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host. – David Letterman

98759. A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I’m thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag. – David Letterman

98760. Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen – he and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It’s all part of Woody’s plan to grow his own wives. – David Letterman

98761. Dick Cheney said he was running again. He said his health was fine, ‘I’ve got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.’ Yeah, that’s always the sign of a man in good health, isn’t it? – David Letterman

98762. Don’t forget it’s daylight savings time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It’s like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed. – David Letterman

98763. Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That’s bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. – David Letterman

98764. Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. – David Letterman

98765. New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move. – David Letterman

98766. Here’s a little known fact – Arnold is the first body builder to run for governor since Janet Reno. – David Letterman

98767. Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. – David Letterman

98768. I had no idea this thing was televised. Boy, is my face red. – David Letterman

98769. I know these jokes aren’t great, ladies and gentlemen, see this is the problem you run into when you’re between impeachments. – David Letterman

98770. Iraq’s elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they’re changing their name to the Democratic Guard. – David Letterman

98771. It’s official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor. At least that’s what everybody thinks he said. – David Letterman

98772. Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don’t know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode? – David Letterman

98773. Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I’m telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton. – David Letterman

98774. New York… when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. – David Letterman

98775. For the love of God, folks, don’t try this at home. – David Letterman

98776. I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. – David Letterman

98777. A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. – Elmer G. Letterman

98778. Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. – Elmer G. Letterman

98779. You can’t start at the top. – Elmer G. Letterman

98780. Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. – Michael Leunig

98781. There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. – Oscar Levant

98782. Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind, he’s full of indecision. – Oscar Levant

98783. Once I make up my mind, I’m full of indecision. – Oscar Levant

98784. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I. – Oscar Levant

98785. Schizophrenia beats dining alone. – Oscar Levant

98786. So little time and so little to do. – Oscar Levant

98787. Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath. – Oscar Levant

98788. I’ve given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself. – Oscar Levant

98789. There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side. – Oscar Levant

98790. I have no trouble with y enemies. But my god damn friends… they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night. – Oscar Levant

98791. Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. – Oscar Levant

98792. The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. – Oscar Levant

98793. I’m a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy. – Oscar Levant

98794. What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left. – Oscar Levant

98795. I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin. – Oscar Levant

98796. I am no more humble than my talents require. – Oscar Levant

98797. I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself. – Oscar Levant

98798. I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on. – Oscar Levant

98799. I don’t drink. I don’t like it. It makes me feel good. – Oscar Levant

98800. I can remember Doris Day before she was a virgin. – Oscar Levant

98801. Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember. – Oscar Levant

98802. Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel. – Oscar Levant

98803. A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. – Oscar Levant

98804. I think a lot of Bernstein – but not as much as he does. – Oscar Levant

98805. Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome. – Oscar Levant

98806. I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom? – Sam Levenson

98807. You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice. – Sam Levenson

98808. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. – Sam Levenson

98809. Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it. – Sam Levenson

98810. When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want? – Sam Levenson

98811. Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier. – Sam Levenson

98812. We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools; that’s the only way most of us got through. – Sam Levenson

98813. Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others’ children. – Sam Levenson

98814. Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn’t poor. – Sam Levenson

98815. Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself. – Sam Levenson

98816. I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow! – Sam Levenson

98817. The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. – Sam Levenson

98818. Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. – Sam Levenson

98819. One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination. – Sam Levenson

98820. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. – Sam Levenson

98821. The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. – Sam Levenson

98822. If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button. – Sam Levenson

98823. It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. – Sam Levenson

98824. It’s a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn’t consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors. – Sam Levenson

98825. It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’ – Sam Levenson

98826. Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. – Sam Levenson

98827. If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother. – Sam Levenson

98828. Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. – Sam Levenson

98829. I’m afraid of animals. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98830. I think we should all come together, and that race and color or social demographics really don’t matter. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98831. Everything I listen to is influential in some way. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98832. I bite my fingernails. That’s probably not a good thing. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98833. I look up to people who succeed in accomplishing their dreams. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98834. I think every little girl is fascinated with mermaids. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98835. I love being creative. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98836. You can be young and still have views and opinions. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98837. If anyone will listen I will continue to sing. – Joanna Noelle Levesque

98838. The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge. – Edward Levi

98839. Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man, but of the rational process itself. – Edward Levi

98840. The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts. – Edward Levi

98841. The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change. – Edward Levi

98842. Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends. – Edward Levi

98843. As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values. – Edward Levi

98844. The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason. – Edward Levi

98845. A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. – Eliphas Levi

98846. Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive. – Eliphas Levi

98847. The aims of life are the best defense against death. – Primo Levi

98848. Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. – Primo Levi

98849. Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features. – Primo Levi

98850. I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine. – Primo Levi

98851. Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom. – Sonya Levien

98852. The ugly is very appealing to man. It’s instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There’s a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror. – Sonya Levien

98853. Good intentions are not enough. They’ve never put an onion in the soup yet. – Sonya Levien

98854. Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it. – Bernard Levin

98855. No amount of manifest absurdity… could deter those who wanted to believe from believing. – Bernard Levin

98856. Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed, men half a world away would blow their noses. Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else will even say ‘Bless You’. – Bernard Levin

98857. What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog? – Bernard Levin

98858. Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all. – Bernard Levin

98859. The American people deserve a budget that invests in the future, protects the most vulnerable among us and helps to create jobs and economic security. – Carl Levin

98860. The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution. – Carl Levin

98861. The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world. – Carl Levin

98862. The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. – Carl Levin

98863. The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist. – Carl Levin

98864. We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them. – Carl Levin

98865. We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices. – Carl Levin

98866. When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years. – Carl Levin

98867. While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis. – Carl Levin

98868. Dr. Rice’s record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President’s decision to initiate military action against Iraq. – Carl Levin

98869. Sadly, the President’s budget proposal for the upcoming year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans over addressing our country’s severe fiscal problems. – Carl Levin

98870. Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation. – Carl Levin

98871. It is of the utmost importance that our service members are adequately compensated for their duties, and that we offer them a quality of life that will enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably. – Carl Levin

98872. If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them. – Carl Levin

98873. If they understand, which I believe they really are sensing, that the alternative the Republicans have been offering is to repeal what we’ve done, to go back to Bush policies – and if you asked the public what would you prefer, Bush economic policies or Obama economic policies, they take and prefer Obama economic policies. – Carl Levin

98874. I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ that Sens. Lieberman and Collins have now proposed, and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation. It is time for this discriminatory policy to end, and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative path that could lead to that result. – Carl Levin

98875. Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients. – Carl Levin

98876. Common sense should tell us that there is no reason for civilians to have access to easily concealable handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor. – Carl Levin

98877. Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely. – Carl Levin

98878. Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns. – Carl Levin

98879. Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator – I probably would have painted Gothic scenes. – Ira Levin

98880. I didn’t send back any of the royalty checks. – Ira Levin

98881. I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works. – Ira Levin

98882. Nothing ever ends. – Meyer Levin

98883. Water is free of charge. Why then do people drink Evian? – Richard Levin

98884. I’m in that comfortable niche where I’m not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you’re real famous you need to do that but I’m not that famous so I don’t need that kind of barrier. – Tony Levin

98885. John was great to work with, and a lot of fun. I wish I’d had the chance to make more music with him, of course, and to get to know him better. – Tony Levin

98886. Like most musicians, I’m good at becoming immersed in the music that I am currently working on. We seldom lift up our heads to contemplate even the music we will be doing in the future, let alone what we’ve done in the past. – Tony Levin

98887. People should decide what success means for them, and not be distracted by accepting others’ definitions of success. – Tony Levin

98888. The most fun is to play clubs, because you actually get to see the people. – Tony Levin

98889. We all have different musical instincts, and I think they’re precious and should be respected. – Tony Levin

98890. I’m a player and I do it because I love playing whether it’s for my album or someone else’s. – Tony Levin

98891. Impulses are hard to come by these days. – Jack Levine

98892. Ah, but it’s nice to be in the opposition, nice to be a bone in somebody’s throat. – Jack Levine

98893. The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race. – Jack Levine

98894. This acting was very hard work. – Jack Levine

98895. Now painting is different. It’s something recollected in tranquility. – Jack Levine

98896. Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters. – Jack Levine

98897. It was a movement that had all the art critics, all the museum directors in its thrall. – Jack Levine

98898. I’m an outsider. – Jack Levine

98899. I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit. – Jack Levine

98900. I am primarily concerned with the condition of man. – Jack Levine

98901. As far as I’m concerned, I want to remain the mean little man I always was. – Jack Levine

98902. I’m the little dog who goes the wrong way – under the hoop. – Jack Levine

98903. Here we were, corrupting all those Russians toward communism. – Jack Levine

98904. A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change. – James Levine

98905. Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility. – James Levine

98906. Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table. – James Levine

98907. But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep. That little nap means you wake up fresh again and can continue. – James Levine

98908. At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching. – James Levine

98909. As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation. – James Levine

98910. Art has never been a popularity contest. – James Levine

98911. And so, little by little, I gradually divested myself of pretty nearly all of the guest conducting I used to do, because I was at the same time working in the places like the Met, where I could work in this sort of depth. – James Levine

98912. Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out. – James Levine

98913. They’ve really got to recognize that all of us bring some of our family issues to work and our work home. – James Levine

98914. And, over the last thirty years we have seen men’s participation in both housework and childcare has increased and women’s have stayed at about the same. – James Levine

98915. We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do. – James Levine

98916. You try on purpose to get players with different qualities which will rub off on one another. – James Levine

98917. Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do. – James Levine

98918. Women tend to have recognition and peer group support – recognition from friends and family that this has to be a big issue in their lives. They’re more comfortable expressing the need for support and receiving it. – James Levine

98919. Where my tastes in music are concerned, I’m a real maximalist. – James Levine

98920. When they are performing in front of the public, they ought to have a sensation that’s relatively easy, if the technical and the interpretive work was done before. – James Levine

98921. What’s interesting is that both men and women are struggling with this issue in remarkably similar percentages, but the big difference is that women tend to talk about this when men keep it silent. – James Levine

98922. I can imagine wanting to work with this ensemble and this company always. – James Levine

98923. We’re in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution. – James Levine

98924. We do not seem to be finding tomorrow’s Toscas. – James Levine

98925. There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do. – James Levine

98926. So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and caring for stuff at home, the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers. – James Levine

98927. Second, if you’re the boss, just because they don’t ask doesn’t mean your employees don’t have needs. – James Levine

98928. I thought I’d write one book and the world would change overnight. – James Levine

98929. I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest. – James Levine

98930. The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don’t feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work. – James Levine

98931. I think this orchestra’s strengths involve drama and voice. – James Levine

98932. My hunch is that probably men are doing more both outside the home and inside the home. – James Levine

98933. I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment. – James Levine

98934. If you factor in not just who’s doing what at home, but how much more time working fathers are spending on work outside the home, on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home. – James Levine

98935. It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra’s collective qualities emerge. – James Levine

98936. It wasn’t that I ever knew I’d be at the Met for 20 years, or 30 years, or 40 years, or anything like that. – James Levine

98937. It’s just that, when the orchestra look at me, I want them to see a completely involved person who reflects what we rehearsed, and whose function is to make it possible for them to do it. – James Levine

98938. More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I’m still amazed at the number who aren’t and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom’s got to be the one who stays home, not dad. – James Levine

98939. Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it. – James Levine

98940. It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going. – James Levine

98941. I have a big problem with conductors who gesture a lot. – James Levine

98942. You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. – Joseph E. Levine

98943. I realized poetry’s the thing that I can do ’cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity. – Philip Levine

98944. I listen to jazz about three hours a day. I love Louis Armstrong. – Philip Levine

98945. I have a sense that many Americans, especially those like me with European or foreign parents, feel they have to invent their families just as they have to invent themselves. – Philip Levine

98946. For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion. – Philip Levine

98947. But most commonly, it’s one poem that I work on with a lot of intensity. – Philip Levine

98948. Back then, I couldn’t have left a poem a year and gone back to it. – Philip Levine

98949. Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You’ll have that readership. Keep going until you know you’re doing work that’s worthy. And then see what happens. That’s my advice. – Philip Levine

98950. I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home. – Philip Levine

98951. But I’m too old to be written about as a young poet. – Philip Levine

98952. My sense of a poem – my notion of how you revise – is: you get yourself into a state where what you are intensely conscious of is not why you wrote it or how you wrote it, but what you wrote. – Philip Levine

98953. There’ll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory. – Philip Levine

98954. The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry. – Philip Levine

98955. Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it’s the home of the extraordinary, the only home. – Philip Levine

98956. If that voice that you created that is most alive in the poem isn’t carried throughout the whole poem, then I destroy where it’s not there, and I reconstruct it so that that voice is the dominant voice in the poem. – Philip Levine

98957. My temperament is not geared to that of a novelist. – Philip Levine

98958. I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet. – Philip Levine

98959. My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs. – Philip Levine

98960. My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family. – Philip Levine

98961. It’s ironic that while I was a worker in Detroit, which I left when I was twenty six, my sense was that the thing that’s going to stop me from being a poet is the fact that I’m doing this crummy work. – Philip Levine

98962. I’m seventy-one now, so it’s hard to imagine a dramatic change. – Philip Levine

98963. I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity. – Philip Levine

98964. I’m afraid we live at the mercy of a power, maybe a God, without mercy. And yet we find it, as I have, from others. – Philip Levine

98965. I write what’s given me to write. – Philip Levine

98966. No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud. He’s just too much himself and not you. – Philip Levine

98967. Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. – Stephen Levine

98968. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? – Stephen Levine

98969. What would you say? And why are you waiting? – Stephen Levine

98970. Good comedy is ageless. – Ted Levine

98971. About the best thing an actor can do when all is said and done is to make people laugh. – Ted Levine

98972. Take life slowly and deliberately, making sure to acknowledge the people who have helped you succeed along the way. – Ted Levine

98973. I really enjoy comedy. It’s a real challenge. – Ted Levine

98974. First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct. – Barry Levinson

98975. When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came. – Barry Levinson

98976. Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it’s going to be one of those really silly movies and that’s how it got made. – Barry Levinson

98977. You have a movie and it proves itself and then certain things happen. – Barry Levinson

98978. A lot of time mistakes are very interesting – you look for the behaviour that’s not the one you expect. – Barry Levinson

98979. Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time. – Barry Levinson

98980. The interesting thing about movies, it’s not always – y’know, you have to have structure etc and all those things, but an audience responds, in many ways, we walk away and certain things stay in our heads that are memorable. – Barry Levinson

98981. Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I’ve not found that to be the situation. – Barry Levinson

98982. It’s those moments, those odd moments that you look for and sometimes by creating this kind of loose atmosphere you find those little moments that somehow mean a lot to an audience when they really register right. – Barry Levinson

98983. It’s finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we’re talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree. – Barry Levinson

98984. I’m thinking, this is Robert Redford. You know, he’s won an Academy Award, he’s talking to me about directing a movie he’s in. So you just think that it’s Hollywood stuff or whatever. – Barry Levinson

98985. I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things – worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that. – Barry Levinson

98986. I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show. – Barry Levinson

98987. I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs. – Barry Levinson

98988. All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that’s what ultimately works the best for me. – Barry Levinson

98989. Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called Coach in the United States. We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used to get laughs and things. – Barry Levinson

98990. I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety. – Barry Levinson

98991. A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000. – Leonard L. Levinson

98992. Chicago – a pompous Milwaukee. – Leonard L. Levinson

98993. Book – what they make a movie out of for television. – Leonard L. Levinson

98994. History is the short trudge from Adam to atom. – Leonard L. Levinson

98995. Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe. – Claude Levi-Strauss

98996. I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact. – Claude Levi-Strauss

98997. I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty. – Claude Levi-Strauss

98998. The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions. – Claude Levi-Strauss

98999. Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing. – Claude Levi-Strauss

99000. Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation. – Claude Levi-Strauss

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