Best Quotes About Alien

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. -Robert Frost

Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words. -Anatole Broyard

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. -Aretha Franklin

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency. -Pope John Paul II

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world. -Russell Baker

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation. -Eugene Ionesco

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it. -Roland Barthes

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. -Sigmund Freud

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

Without alienation, there can be no politics. -Arthur Miller

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion. -Mahatma Gandhi

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. -Robert Orben

To show a 'well-founded fear of persecution', an alien need not prove that it is more likely than not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country. -John Paul Stevens

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being. -Sigmund Freud

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people. -Noam Chomsky

I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be. -Tom Baker

I looked like an alien, and in front of the most beautiful people on TV. -Christine Taylor

An honest observer of the evolution of conditions in Egypt would discover that terrorism is an alien phenomenon, strange to our values and heritage. -Hosni Mubarak

Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control. -Chris Cannon

Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity – but not of terrorist sympathies. -Richard Perle

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society. -Michael Novak

Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. -Maximilien Robespierre

Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom. -George III of the United Kingdom

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere. -Flora Lewis

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race. -Emily Murphy

That was one of the things that interested me about the character. He doesn't want to be a hero, and has no real desire to save the earth or discover aliens. He's sniffing around looking to see what will fall in his lap. -Orlando Jones

I personally don't believe in aliens. But, I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing. -J. T. Walsh

Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took. -Stephen Harper

The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House. -Stephen Harper

I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money. -Cat Stevens

If I felt we had alienated the Unionists, it would worry me because we've spent a great deal of time trying to open up discussion and dialogue with the Unionist Parties. -Dick Spring

Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness. -Bruno Bauer

The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year. -Phyllis Schlafly

How can we protect homeland security unless the government stops the invasion of illegal aliens? -Phyllis Schlafly

Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien. -Iris Chang

The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration. -Samuel P. Huntington

I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time. -Sabrina Lloyd

Crime, to the man of the forties, was an alien monstrous terror. -Rebecca Harding Davis

We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there's nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for. -Tom Tancredo

But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country – to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false. -John Harvey Kellogg

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention. -Garry Kasparov

If you had an alien race that looked like insects, then they would build robots to look like themselves, not to look like people. -Kevin J. Anderson

When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays. -Elmer Bernstein

If they want to talk about aliens and anything like that… that's part of the gift God gave us. That's what makes life exciting. We're pretty stuck, you know. What gives flight to our life is our imagination. -Michael Moriarty

We need to enact a strong standard that will stop a terrorist or illegal alien from getting a driver's license because border security is a major concern in a post-September 11th world. -Bill Shuster

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right. -Ezra Stiles

When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience. -Michael Shermer

I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger. -Jon Crosby

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment. -Lee Child

Remember Graham Green's dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do. -John le Carre

Our technological infrastructure alienates us from each other. No need to form a workplace community, everybody there will be out in a year or two, and so will you, looking for a better place. -Mary Douglas

They asked if I was interested in a role as a large alien in a movie. -Peter Mayhew

That means that every human being – without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin – possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity. -Hans Kung

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time. -Robert Teeter

Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence. -Robert Teeter

They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances. -Shiri Appleby

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture, a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United States about eight or nine ago. -Rand Beers

The law of the Creator, which invests every human being with an inalienable title to freedom, cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property. -Salmon P. Chase

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens. -Alan Watts

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists. -Fred Thompson

I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal. -Terry Southern

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

The idea of 'machine assemblage' is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction. -Brian Ferneyhough

The thing I don't understand is why so often one hears discussion of the fruits of human labor as if it's all the creation of some alien race. -Chris Ware

I love playing an alien. -Sigourney Weaver

Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town. -Katherine Dunham

Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers. -William Shatner

The whole of the Bill is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals… It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of. -Albert Gallatin

I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life. -Amy Tan

I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls. -Burt Bacharach

I believe things happen that can't be explained, but so many people seem intent on explaining them. Everyone has an answer for them. Either aliens or things from the spirit world. -Harold Ramis

I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things? -Philip Zimbardo

But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands. -Gustave Flaubert

The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general. -John Polanyi

We haven't done such a great job, so I don't know why God couldn't have started over somewhere else. I don't necessarily believe in aliens coming to the States, and I don't buy into the government cover-up. -Jeri Ryan

Now some alien force seems to have come and captured the Dodgers. I don't know what happened to my Dodgers. -Leigh Steinberg

I think it is wrong that we went against The U.N. and that we have alienated our allies and invaded a country that hasn't threatened us, that it is a pre-emptive strike. -Rosanne Cash

We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation. -Alex Campbell

Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him. -Bob Woodward

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50, Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers, and he managed, with amazing consistency, to alienate most of them. -Ron Chernow

Dennis the Menace was probably the most realistic comic book ever done. No space aliens ever invaded! -Gilbert Hernandez

I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me. -Jeanne Moreau

I think most writers feel like they're on the outside looking in much of the time. All of us feel, to a certain extent, alienated from the stuff going on around us. -Mark Haddon

Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body. -James Larkin

I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black, but he didn't want to be considered as an alien! -Barry Sonnenfeld

I spent a lot of time feeling alienated and rejected. -Lisa Bonet

The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people. -Jacques Delors

The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling. -William Irwin Thompson

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being. -Hans-Georg Gadamer

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans. -Boris Vian

As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien. -Gavin Bryars

I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Victoria Woodhull

I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please. -Victoria Woodhull

Never the less, it is no light thing to enter into a profession absolutely foreign and alien to the people among which one's lot is cast; a profession which seems as dim and faraway and unreal as the shores of Europe. -Robert E. Howard

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights. -Leland Stanford

The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity. -Leland Stanford

My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over. -Clifford D. Simak

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold. -Juan Goytisolo

Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country. -Juan Goytisolo

It is the purpose of the majority of the Immigration Committee to encourage assimilation, yet this bill has already done more than anything I know of to bring about discord among our resident aliens. -Emanuel Celler

The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime. -Rene Cassin

First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics. -Sarah Zettel

So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians. -Sarah Zettel

But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society. -Kim Dae Jung

But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens. -David Brin

Playing an alien gave me plenty of scope, and I was able to develop it once I became a member of the team. -Sarah Sutton

Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do. -Judd Nelson

To the European immigrant – that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life – the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity. -Herbert Croly

It's more fun having him as everyman in the 25th Century. It is better to concentrate on what this planet will be like 500 years from now, and not be dealing with little aliens in space and all that related stuff. -Gil Gerard

I think I would not be described as a character actor in that I don't take on characteristics which are very alien to me. -Jeremy Irons

Emergency health care for illegal aliens along the southwestern border is already costing area hospitals $200 million a year, with perhaps another $100 million in extended care costs. -Gary Miller

California has the highest number of illegal immigrants residing in its borders. The estimated number of illegal alien residents in California was about 2.2 million, or nearly 32 percent of the total number of illegal immigrants in the United States. -Gary Miller

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise. -John Shadegg

President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population. -John Olver

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others. -Jose Saramago

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election. -Malcolm Wallop

Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Jim Ryun

I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science. -Ann Druyan

Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us. -Dustin Hoffman

So I, for one, didn't feel alienated by what happened in 77. -Peter Hammill

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens. -Thomas Sowell

Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach. -Marsha Blackburn

I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people. -Orson Scott Card

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands. -John L. Lewis

The organized workers of America, free in their industrial life, conscious partners in production, secure in their homes and enjoying a decent standard of living, will prove the finest bulwark against the intrusion of alien doctrines of government. -John L. Lewis

In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival. -Rudolf Arnheim

I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me. -Terence

Everyone's quick to blame the alien. -Aeschylus

Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition. -Learned Hand

What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? -James Cameron

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. -Fidel Castro

Obviously I've spent most of my working life with men and they have this way of operating which seems a bit alien to me. -Janet Street-Porter

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

Sometime I wish the aliens would abduct me and crown me as their leader. -George Noory

Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case. -William Shatner

You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest. -Carrie P. Meek

Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. -Thomas Jefferson

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing. -Germaine Greer

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture. -Kate Millett

I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up. -Susan Sontag

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. -William Hazlitt

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. -Susan Sontag

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. -Susan Lieberman

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. -John Ciardi

If I had to describe myself to an alien I'd say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I'd also say I'm really handsome – especially if they were a female alien. -Dwayne Johnson

One thing you really have to watch as a writer is getting on a soapbox or pulpit about anything. You don't want to alienate readers. -John Grisham

It's hilarious, because my guitar has what's known as a tremolo bar or a whammy bar. And the whammy bar is probably the most alien thing on my guitar that could possibly relate to a classical guitar. -Steve Vai

Normally I avoid movies where the aliens look like humans. It's cheesy. -Jon Heder

I don't think there have been many alien movies where the actors have actually seen the aliens. -Joel Kinnaman

I did not want 'Battleship' to be perceived as an American war film. I wanted to do everything I could to make the film accessible to a global audience. It felt like bringing an alien component to the film would help take the American jingoism out of it. -Peter Berg

I don't like alien films where you don't get to see the aliens. -Peter Berg

I think if you alienate people and just focus on your work then it just becomes lonely and it's not fun anymore. -Julianne Hough

For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I want to party in space because I make alien music. -David Guetta

So dance music is now pop music. So now, as a dance producer, what do I have to do? So I'm starting to do alien music, because pop is not pop anymore; we need to go alien to be independent. -David Guetta

I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe. -Demi Lovato

It's a gamble you take, the risk of alienating an audience. But there's a theory – sometimes it's better to confuse them for five minutes than let them get ahead of you for 10 seconds. -Paul Thomas Anderson

Abortion is a hard thing for Hollywood to deal with because it is so controversial and you don't want to alienate half your audience by sending one message or the other. -Cynthia Nixon

I saw my city gripped by fear. Because of violent acts committed by illegal aliens, my residents were afraid to shop – or even drive – on certain streets. -Lou Barletta

You look at the Pew Hispanic Center study on the number of illegal aliens in America and the number of jobs they have, that's 7.4 million, illegal aliens in America. A quick way to create jobs in America is to remove those illegal aliens from our community. That frees up 7.4 million jobs that American can seek. -Mo Brooks

In the state of Alabama we have a significant number of illegal aliens that are leaving our state as occurred in Arizona after they got tough on illegal aliens. -Mo Brooks

I would expect illegal alien parents to take care of their children. If it means the kids go back home with them, that's what happens. If it means there are legal relatives in the United States that can take care of them, that can happen to. But I believe it's the parents responsibility to take care of the kids. -Mo Brooks

Granted, we need to have a sound immigration policy that allows people into our country who are going to produce more than they are going to consume, but the bottom line is illegal aliens consume far more of our tax resources than they generate. -Mo Brooks

If you're going to immerse yourself in a project for three years, why not stake out a chunk of the world that is completely alien to you and go traveling? -Richard Powers

I always wanted to make aliens that looked like '60s aliens. -Rick Baker

You watch people and study them the way an alien would. -Billy West

It is difficult to imagine evolution in alien planets operating in any manner other than Darwinian. -Simon Conway Morris

I don't think an alien will be a blob. If aliens are out there they should have evolved just like us. They should have eyes and be walking on two legs. In short if there is any life out there then it is likely to be very similar to us. -Simon Conway Morris

The great disadvantage of getting older is to be obliged to relive the salient economic events of one's youth, with nothing learned and nothing forgotten. -James Buchan

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. -Stephen Hawking

The three-pound organ in your skull – with its pink consistency of Jell-o – is an alien kind of computational material. It is composed of miniaturized, self-configuring parts, and it vastly outstrips anything we've dreamt of building. -David Eagleman

I know that every time I list something that I am, I am potentially alienating a whole group of people. Publicists and managers will encourage you not to say what political party you belong to, what you eat, what you don't eat, who you sleep with and all that stuff. -Ellen DeGeneres

What most people don't understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That's why they're always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there's possibly some connection between aliens and golf. -Alice Cooper

I think some period drama can be quite alienating, but 'Downton' isn't. This is going to sound quite, um, pretentious, but someone said that it's like a soap written by a poet. -Michelle Dockery

From very early on in my childhood – four, five years old – I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet, because I felt disconnected – I was very tall and skinny, and I didn't look like anybody else, I didn't even look like any member of my family. -Patti Smith

We meet aliens every day who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions. -William Shatner

Science fiction made me aware of how big and strange the universe was, leaving aside the whole question of aliens. -Ken MacLeod

'Truth Will Set U Free' is about honesty. My philosophic belief that ultimately being true to yourself is liberating, with every individual's inalienable right to be who they are without fear or recrimination. -Corey Hart

All white-collar work is project work. The single salient fact that touches all of our lives is that work is being reinvented. -Tom Peters

We do stigmatise teens a lot and see them as scary and alien. -J. K. Rowling

If we descended from space aliens, that's just as viable as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as far as I'm concerned. -Jon Gries

I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life. It's like two completely separate planets. -Lee Child

When we were filming 'The Darkest Hour,' we didn't even know what the aliens were going to look like, we didn't even have a graphic reference. So it was definitely a big challenge to sell those kind of extreme moments when you're just generating them from your own imagination. -Olivia Thirlby

You can't exactly bake a man to your specifications. Most of all, one shouldn't alienate a candidate. A hybrid of Einstein, Tarzan and Inge Meysel doesn't exist. Besides, the images of politicians in the media aren't always accurate. I've had my share of experiences in that regard. -Peer Steinbruck

Boarding school didn't feel like my world, I felt like an alien; people there had a lot of money. -Julian Casablancas

If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people. -Andrew Cuomo

Lesson 1 from Spitzer: Don't alienate the legislature on Day 1. -Andrew Cuomo

After all these years, it's still amazing what Obama is allowed to get away with. He says low gas prices in 2009 were caused by a terrible economy, but then claims that the lower number of illegal aliens crossing the border is because of his border policies, not the same lousy economy. -Howie Carr

I don't want to completely self-sabotage everything that I've got and alienate everyone. But I definitely want to take some chances as I always have. -Katy Perry

I totally alienated some reporters as I retreated. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it's my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds. -Jennifer Aniston

Indie world won't have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds. -Billy Corgan

I think at the heart of the pro-life movement is the idea that all people are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights starting with life. -Mike Huckabee

According to the papers, I'm miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that's simply not where I am. -Vince Cable

Most journalists expect me to answer all their questions about aliens and spaceships. -David Duchovny

Behind the masks of total choice, different forms of the same alienation confront each other. -Guy Debord

I would have liked to see where we would have the authority to arrest illegal aliens just by being here illegally and book them into our jails, but that's not going to happen. -Joe Arpaio

Arizona has become a national leader in the restoration of the Rule of Law, with over 100,000 illegal aliens having left the state since 2007. -Russell Pearce

An estimated 9,000 American citizens are killed every year by illegal aliens. That's 25 American citizens per day killed by illegal aliens, averaging 12 by stabbings and shootings and 13 by DUI and related crimes. -Russell Pearce

The murder of Robert Krentz – whose family had been ranching in Arizona since 1907 – by illegal alien drug dealers was the final straw for many Arizonans. But there are dozens and dozens of other citizens of our state who had been murdered by illegal aliens. Currently 95 illegal aliens are in Maricopa County jail for murder. -Russell Pearce

And the bottom line is, is that they are illegal aliens entering our country. And we simply cannot sustain that kind of activity. Bottom line is it's a backdoor to amnesty and I don't believe the American people support that. -Jan Brewer

I've been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. -David Mamet

As far as I can see women who have facelifts don't look younger, just weirder. You see them on screen with these tight, little porcelain faces – then the hand goes up to the face and it looks like it belongs to an alien. I find it really freaky. -Elizabeth McGovern

As a kid who wasn't into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. That was a big part of my childhood, so I dreamed of one day doing a play in London. -Zach Braff

I think that if your approach is one where you don't want to alienate anybody, you're going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you're offering to such an extent that it doesn't have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk. -Eddie Vedder

In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it's single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics. -Eliot Spitzer

Bolivia's majority Indian population was always excluded, politically oppressed and culturally alienated. Our national wealth, our raw materials, was plundered. Indios were once treated like animals here. In the 1930s and 40s, they were sprayed with DDT to kill the vermin on their skin and in their hair whenever they came into the city. -Evo Morales

Film-makers are always going to be interested in making movies that plug into society around them. That's what a vibrant, artistically alert community should be doing. After all, it would be sad if we only made films about alien robots. -Mark Boal

I don't feel alienated from American culture, but I understand people who do. -John Podhoretz

Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone. -Berry Gordy

My eyes are so big that, weirdly, I feel like an alien if my eyelashes don't match their intensity. I like to curl my lashes to the point where they're sticking straight up and then put on a ton of mascara! -Sarah Hyland

And another thing is that I think as a church whenever we become politically driven, we alienate at least 50 percent of the people that God called us to reach with our political orientations. -T. D. Jakes

There's probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to. -Diablo Cody

The kind of funny irony is that a lot of people talk about ethical meat eating as if it's a way to care about things, but also not to alienate yourself from the rest of the world. But it's so much more alienating than vegetarianism. -Jonathan Safran Foer

I just don't think CGI is up to manipulating the human face yet. I feel like you can get away with it with aliens or monsters or something that's intentionally foreign, but I have yet to see anything digital to do with the human face that doesn't just look ridiculous. -Rian Johnson

If you say, 'I'm going to cut this song because I know the teenagers are going to love it,' well, then you're going to alienate everybody else. When I cut my record, I'm just going to cut the things that I like, and whoever likes it, likes it. That's too much work to try to figure out the demographic. That's too much like a business. -Jason Aldean

I feel like science fiction can get a bad rap sometimes because people make something just to throw an alien in it or just to make it weird, and it doesn't really have a story. -Drew Roy

The most stupid mistake a counter-insurgency operation can make is alienating the population. If you alienate the population, you're finished. -Meles Zenawi

To expect alien technology to be just a few decades ahead of ours is too incredible to be taken seriously. -Paul Davies

For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance. -Paul Davies

The thing about owls is that they do sort of have this facial disc, which is unlike any other bird. They kind of have a face, more than like a dog or a giraffe. They have this weird, alien face that you can actually make expressive. -Zack Snyder

We've tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, 'Yeah, if I was Superman, that's what I'd do.' Even though he's an alien, he's more relatable, more human. -Zack Snyder

When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong – I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings. -Ellie Goulding

Once upon a time, this idea of having a trained, disciplined, cultivated memory was not nearly so alien as it would seem to us to be today. -Joshua Foer

Okay, let's talk about cartoon labels for half a second – some people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage, which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It's, like, a $6 wine with a cheesy label, and it's actually a solid wine. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Robots should stand up for themselves and not try to be humans. They should either utterly destroy us or protect us from aliens. And vampires. And pirates. -Daniel H. Wilson

The first time I saw E.T., the actual image of an alien, and he was so sweet-looking. I wanted him. I wanted E.T. -Octavia Spencer

I'm the classic example of alienation: I grew up in a middle-class household without art or books. I was going to be a chemical engineer until I went to the theatre for the first time at 16 and was blown away by it. -Richard Eyre

We need to be discussing issues specifically to help the American people. And that would not include illegal aliens. These are people – I'm for immigration – legal immigration. I've been an immigration attorney. But people who have come to our country and violated laws, we should not be providing full health care services. -Joe Wilson

If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand; one out of three Americans believe we have had Visitors and, hey, who knows? But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. -Bill Keller

It's so great in Hollywood now. You have people past 40 sitting and talking about serious stuff, writing and making movies and TV, but there's laser pistols and superheroes and alien monsters involved. It's viable and mainstream. -Nathan Fillion

Part of the gestation of 'The Wall' was this business of alienation from the audience, and so the interesting thing was, what 'The Wall' eventually became was something that absolutely engaged the audience. -Nick Mason

I shop online because I don't like to try things on in front of an alien mirror. -Marina Warner

Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life – inside your own life, it doesn't feel familiar any more. -Feist

Just thinking about that, if that were to really happen, if an alien were to come down and really abduct you, how terrifying and how earth-shattering would that be? Your whole world is just destroyed. God is destroyed. It's kind of a fascinating thing to think about. -Evan Peters

These illegal aliens are criminals and we need to treat them as such. I'm not in favor of giving amnesty to anybody who has broken the law. I applaud what our Georgia legislature is doing in trying to crack down on this situation. -Paul Broun

You start noticing that people are noticing how you look, and it is a profoundly alienating experience when it first happens, where you go on TV and you say something about some topic of the day, and on the Internet people are like, 'What was up with that shirt?' 'What was up with your hair?' And you think, 'Oh, that's kind of a bummer.' -Chris Hayes

Of course I believe in aliens. I think it's very egocentric to think that there's nothing else with intelligence in the whole universe. -Lizzie Brochere

It'd be interesting to see a film from an alien perspective. Maybe we're the weird ones. -Lizzie Brochere

I just got my work visa to shoot 'American Horror Story,' and my official status is 'alien with extraordinary abilities.' -Lizzie Brochere

I think a lot of people really have religious overtones of having come from somewhere. I mean, even the whole concept of religion is kind of alien. -George Clinton

If you watch 'E.T.' and say that there are holes in the story because this alien lands, then don't go to the movie! It drives me insane. -John C. McGinley

Some people say I've got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I'd sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in 'The Fifth Element.' And I'm nothing like that blue alien. I've got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves. -Mika

If a person plays dissonance long enough, it will sound like consonance. It's a language that was alien and then it's less and less alien as it continues to live. -Keith Jarrett

I want to do more sci-fi films. I want to play half-alien, half-illegal alien. -Michael Pena

I have always written about characters who fall somewhere in the spectrum between solitary and totally alienated. -Nicole Krauss

I love monsters, I love creatures, I love beings, I love aliens. That's more supernatural and more the stuff of fairy tales. Fairy tales are as ancient as we are. I love those stories. I think they're really interesting because they always have more than simply the fright aspect. There's something deeply psychological. -Denis O'Hare

One often forgets that even if art is a very successful field in contemporary culture, there are still a lot of people alienated by it. Even if people don't fully understand where my work is coming from, at least there's somebody who looks kind of sane standing in front of you and politely engaging with you. People react. -Tino Sehgal

I may think I have inalienable rights to be alive and happy, but I don't – life is a blessing. -Terrence McNally

For me, heaven would be a lack of alienation. The whole time I was growing up, I felt comfort was inherently evil. I think that, for me, heaven isn't about couches and milk shakes and never having a troubling thought again. -Alice Sebold

Nixon is fascinating because he's our most alienated president. Everybody felt that they never knew who he was – that's palpable in the histories. His face is so cartoony that he's become this cartoon figure. I never really related to the romanticization of J.F.K., and I knew too much about Reagan to idealize him. Nixon falls in between. -Austin Grossman

'The Watch' is first and foremost a comedy, but since I got to shoot the film using elements from the sci-fi genre, I wanted to make sure the alien didn't look goofy. I got to make a real alien that looks dangerous. That was a big plus for me because I got to do something really fun and cool. -Akiva Schaffer

Antarctica is a very alien environment, and you can't survive here more than minutes if you're not equipped properly and doing the right thing all the time. -Jon Krakauer

Going to hospital is rather like going to an alien planet. -Quentin Blake

If you look at the literature of the 19th century, you get things like Kafka and Dostoevsky, who basically write about feeling bored and alienated. That's because we lost contact with the important things in life like work that you enjoy, or the garden, nature, your family and friends. -Tom Hodgkinson

Joy doesn't betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection. -Rebecca Solnit

It's hardly surprising that the corporate aliens lie when it comes to the relationship between doing something about climate change and the economy. -Rebecca Solnit

I've always felt alienated. I realized that I've been terrified my entire life. So I can identify that fear which drives so many of the people that I write about. -Hubert Selby, Jr.

I am an ardent supporter of capitalism – but I also understand that while individuals have inalienable, God-given rights, corporations do not. -Gary Hamel

You know, every year 'Torchwood' has become something a little different than it was before. It's still sci-fi, but it doesn't just deal with spaceships and aliens all the time, because we've done that. Our science fiction is more psychological. -John Barrowman

There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics. -Miroslav Volf

To be intellectual does not require one to be alienated and oppositional. -Nancy Pearcey

The great majority of Americans do not know much about Islam but nonetheless fear it as violent, expansionist and alien to their society. The problem to overcome is not hatred, but ignorance. -Tariq Ramadan

The reality is that most companies are not about any values at all – they are about making money. It is extremely rare for a business to stand for anything because most businesses don't want to alienate potential customers, and if you believe in anything you are going to alienate someone. -Jerry Greenfield

The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect. -Annie Besant

A nation's poets are its true owners; and by the stroke of the pen they convey the title-deeds of its real possessions to strangers and aliens. -George Edward Woodberry

I know that as a vegan, I'm in a minority. People love their meat. It's up there with sugar and TV and maybe even coffee on the list of inalienable American rights. -Victoria Moran

Acting is a weird, kind of alienating job because you're in an isolated place. Even if you're working with a lot of other people, you're kind of alienated. Actors say that a lot, and I kind of find that to be true. -Jesse Eisenberg

The Jew is at once alienated and indestructible; he is in exile from his own country and in exile even from himself, yet he survives the annihilating fury of history. -Delmore Schwartz

It is a natural impossibility for any man to make a binding contract, by which he shall surrender to others a single one of what are commonly called his 'natural, inherent, inalienable rights.' -Lysander Spooner

Hip-hop in Africa has been very often a duplication of an American experience, but in a context that's totally alien to it. -K'naan

I'm not a fan of any genre but am a fan of movies that are intelligent and/or funny. That goes across all genres: a horror movie, a zombie movie, alien invaders, chick flick, or raunchy comedy. If it's well done, I'm a fan. -J. K. Simmons

I had a group of Hispanic Americans come into my office in 1976 who worked in a Denver packing plant. They had just been fired by their employer who turned around and hired illegal aliens for a lot less money. That had a big impact on me. -Richard Lamm

I have a fondness for writing about precocious, troubled teenagers, who are alienating, but kind of endearing. It's from remembering so clearly that time in my own life. I experienced myself as more dramatically troubled than I was, but I just remember how it felt. -Ann Hood

My kids download 10 games. They play them all for two minutes. They throw away the eight they don't like. Then they play those last two obsessively for a month. That's alien to those of us who buy a $60 game and play it for 40 or 50 hours. The discovery mechanism is completely social, and I don't think you get that genie back in the bottle. -Mitch Lasky

Most visions of extraterrestrial life are actually steeped in human hubris. The fictional extraterrestrials of 'Star Trek' or a hundred other space operas are less alien than many of my neighbors. And funny, the ones running the place are mostly WASPish men. -Nathan Myhrvold

Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance. -David Icke

In the beginning, when I was doing my shows, I was incorporating a lot of Spanish, just trying to be a Latino comic instead of just a comic. Now I try to make the show as broad as possible… I don't want to alienate people. I want to make it so everybody can follow along and everybody can relate. -Gabriel Iglesias

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore. -Alan Ball

In a lot of Western science fiction, you need some form of conflict, whether it's aliens or robots. I think in Western culture, being more suspicious of science, and hubris, you'll see a lot of fear of creating something that goes out of control. -Cynthia Breazeal

Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people. -Elaine Stritch

The strange thing about hotel rooms is that they look familiar and seem familiar and have many of the accoutrements that seem domestic and familiar, but they are really weird, alien and anonymous places. -Moby

I think a lot of us feel, when we look at the Dow Jones plunging, alienated – you do feel as if we're in the grip of some alien force that slipped human control. -Robert Harris

Violent movements attract thugs and firebrands who enjoy the mayhem. Violent tactics provide a pretext for retaliation by the enemy and alienate third parties who might otherwise support the movement. -Steven Pinker

If mass media, social isolation in the suburbs, alienating workplaces and long car commutes create a bunker mentality, the Internet does the opposite. -Alex Steffen

Instead of being a page-turner, 'Moby-Dick' is a repository of American history and culture and the essentials of Western literature. The book is so encyclopedic that space aliens could use it to re-create the whale fishery as it once existed on the planet Earth in the midst of the 19th century. -Nathaniel Philbrick

In memoir, you have to be particularly careful not to alienate the reader by making the material seem too lived-in. It mustn't have too much of the smell of yourself, otherwise the reader will be unable to make it her own. -Rachel Cusk

I remember as a child going to an exhibit about the Soviet Union, and every paper had this alien smell. The paper and the ink were all exported. It was like a piece of cheese from that country, you could touch it, feel it, smell it, and it was different. -Ben Katchor

Schools still operate as if all knowledge is contained in books, and as if the salient points in books must be stored in each human brain – to be used when needed. The political and financial powers controlling schools decide what these salient points are. -Sugata Mitra

I thought I had a talent for alienating people, but I have no idea what it is that doesn't go over. -Nellie McKay

The one way to discover about aliens is to tune your radio telescope and listen to the signals. -Garik Israelian

I think that all stories – if you make movies about zombies and aliens – it has always to do with your personal story. If not directly, it is about your fears, your obsessions, things like that. -Marjane Satrapi

When you grew up like me and my four brothers, you end up feeling somewhat inadequate, like somehow you don't count. I was very ill as a child and in and out of hospital. That sort of alienates you, and in my songs I put that to good use. -John Lydon

Space exploration promised us alien life, lucrative planetary mining, and fabulous lunar colonies. News flash, ladies and gents: Space is nearly empty. It's a sterile vacuum, filled mostly with the junk we put up there. -Graham Hawkes

'Skyline' is an alien invasion film that really takes an interesting look at the genre. The writers did an amazing job of creating a new take at how life from other planets come and plan to invade Earth. -Eric Balfour

I've always known that I'm very, very ordinary looking. But I'm not alien looking. I am an artist here to play characters. -Dhanush

America is such a nation of suppressed emotion, and when you arrive in L.A., you can smell the fear. It's the most alien country I've ever been to. -Helen McCrory

If an alien visited Earth, they would take some note of humans, but probably spend most of their time trying to understand the dominant form of life on our planet – microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. -Nathan Wolfe

I've learned that being a superhero isn't all glitz and glamour. We think if we have a special power, our problem will go away. It's just a new set of problems. Being a superhero alienates you and separates you from humanity. As Spiderman famously said, 'With great power comes great responsibility.' -Josh Keaton

Many do not understand how precarious Western civilization is and what a joy it is. From it, we get real democracy. From it, we get the sort of intellectual tolerance that allows me to propound something that may be completely alien to you. -John Rhys-Davies

I think you should check out 'Battle: Los Angeles' because it really is a sci-fi movie, but it's not. It's not like anything you've seen before. The best way to describe it is it's a war movie that happens to have aliens as the enemy. -Noel Fisher

Doing 'Prometheus' was what you imagine being an actor is like when you're five. In a spacesuit, on another planet, getting killed by an alien. It was a real treat; it felt like being a part of movie history. -Rafe Spall

Television shows and movies that are all white, I can't watch them. They totally alienate me. -B. D. Wong

In junior high, I was picked on for being the small skinny kid who enjoyed being in drama. All the drama kids, we were looked at like we were aliens, and people would call us names and say, you know, 'It's stupid to be in drama.' They would say a lot worse things, to be honest. -Blake Jenner

I had no work after 'Gangster' for two years, and my sister Rangoli met with an accident that destroyed her looks. My struggle with my parents combined with the industry not accepting me made me feel alienated. -Kangana Ranaut

I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace? -Olivia Wilde

I'd like to play an alien, like from 'Starman' or 'K-PAX,' where it's human. I think I'm destined to play an alien. -Chad Lindberg

My Hamlet was about as alienated as you can get. Mine was a bitter and lonely prince. Valid, I think, but maybe tough to root for. I think that romance was missing. -Stephen Lang

I've been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes. -George Clooney

In the '50s, listening to Elvis and others on the radio in Bombay – it didn't feel alien. Noises made by a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi, seemed relevant to a middle-class kid growing up on the other side of the world. That has always fascinated me. -Salman Rushdie

Aliens didn't come down to Earth and give us technology. We invented it ourselves. Therefore it can never be alienating; it can only be an expression of our humanity. -Douglas Coupland

I've always felt like an alien trapped in a human form. We all do at some time or other; for me it's a permanent state, and I'm still unsure if Earth is a penance or a reward. -Douglas Coupland

I like to read my diary occasionally to remind myself what a miserable, alienated old sod I used to be. -Jo Brand

If you feel alienated from people around you, it's because no one tries to understand you. -Robert Smith

Alien Chutney is just what the name suggests it is. Its music that is so funny and quirky and weird that it feels entirely alien to the listener; yet, the content and the subject matter is so Indian and relatable, it's still chutney. -Vir Das

It is now an article of absolute faith among Republicans that 'the government' is an entity separate from 'the American people,' which they say the same way that the old Jesuits talked about 'the mystical Body of Christ.' It is now an ironclad commandment of conservative orthodoxy that 'the government' is something parasitic and alien. -Charlie Pierce

Stories about mental aberration and oddity only make sense in context. Just how do people live with someone who is peculiar, gifted, strange or alien? It's odd because there's a little part of me that wants to write about exotic, strange bizarre subjects. Instead, I've rather reluctantly realised that what I write about is families. -Mark Haddon

Do I believe in aliens? No. I think there could be. Do I believe in God? No, I think there could be. Do I believe that Jesus actually existed? No. I think he could have done. A few things I've seen. A few things I've read. A few things I've watched have sparked my interest. Do I think it could all be rubbish? Yeah. I do. -Robbie Williams

There are many Latino writers as talented as I am, but because we are published through small presses, our books don't count. We are still the illegal aliens of the literary world. -Sandra Cisneros

My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien. -Leonard Nimoy

I always felt that if we ever encountered an alien species, they wouldn't look like us or even be humanoid, like 'E.T.' -David S. Goyer

I think if we ever encountered aliens, even communicating with them would be really, really difficult. -David S. Goyer

By and large, the making of motion pictures is all about, 'Let's ratchet it up.' And I always think, 'We don't need to ratchet this up.' If you do, don't call it 'Captain Phillips' or 'The Maersk Alabama.' Call it something else, and then you have carte blanche to do anything, down to sea serpents and aliens. -Tom Hanks

If something we think, see, hear, or do distances us from the Holy Ghost, then we should stop thinking, seeing, hearing, or doing that thing. If that which is intended to entertain, for example, alienates us from the Holy Spirit, then certainly that type of entertainment is not for us. -David A. Bednar

I felt alien my whole life, but I didn't feel alien because of my gender. Other people made me aware of my gender. -Patti Smith

I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them. -Tony Benn

If an alien race lands on the planet Earth tomorrow and asks me to prove I'm really here, what do I do? What do I give them? What do I tell them? What do I show them? I can't sing or dance. I can't paint. I've never built anything, and I've never contributed anything significant to the human race. -Macaulay Culkin

Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. -Bill O'Reilly

I feel… sexier, I think, with short hair. I feel like an alien! -Pamela Anderson

'The Simpsons' is about alienation and the ambivalence of living with a family who you love but who drive you completely crazy. -Matt Groening

The Jacques Cousteau shows actually got me very excited about the fact that there's an alien world here on Earth. -James Cameron

If an alien with an accounting degree touched down in America, it might conclude that we're a weird cult that spends 11 months living frugally and four crazy weeks buying tons of stuff we don't need. It wouldn't be entirely wrong, either. -Adam Davidson

The only time I felt I was different was when one of my friends said, 'I hate reading' and I stared at her like, 'What kind of an alien creature are you?!' Because it was so incomprehensible to me that someone could dislike reading! That really started my desire to help other children love reading and writing. -Adora Svitak

The law exists for a reason. There is a dominant American culture that people used to want to preserve. That's going by the wayside, too. But if it's now okay for an illegal alien to practice law in California, then can anybody else who's broken the law get a law license? And if not, why not? -Rush Limbaugh

Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The American people are not. They're concerned about jobs, the economy, debt. They're concerned about a plundering country. They're concerned about a decaying, dying country. -Rush Limbaugh

For a long time, I couldn't actually deal with playing concerts; it was a totally alien concept to me, 'cause I was used to playing in clubs and dance halls. -Van Morrison

There is no such thing as Russian fascism. You won't find a single Russian who considers Russians to be a superior race and who advocate expulsion of aliens. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens… I look up into the stars and I imagine: 'How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?' -Katy Perry

I alienated the automotive industry by saying that cars should be lightweight and compact. -Raymond Loewy

The French hold onto their traditions. I was always so alienated in America. My work was this constant reaction to that. -Robert Crumb

When I go back to America, after a few days I am once again filled with this kind of angry alienation and disgust with this thing there that America has got – you have no idea how pervasive it is there. The public relations and propaganda put out by the corporate mono-culture there is so pervasive. -Robert Crumb

I always think it's hard for any young actor to make that transition to more grown-up roles. Because you don't want to alienate your audience who has been supportive of you for so many years, so you kind of have to tiptoe through that process. -Alexa Vega

With 'Greenberg,' I wanted to make a movie about Los Angeles… my great love for it and also the way that I felt not at home and alienated there. -Noah Baumbach

I've been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When 'American Buffalo' came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, 'How dare he use that kind of language!' Of course I'm alienating the public! That's what they pay me for. -David Mamet

The people who were learning from me tended to be more commercial performers who were gonna rip off the salient idea to do it in a way that will sell, but they weren't going for the music. -Iggy Pop

The Internet has made some phenomenal breakthroughs that are still only poorly understood in terms of changing people's ideas of us and them. If mass media, social isolation in the suburbs, alienating workplaces and long car commutes create a bunker mentality, the Internet does the opposite. -Alex Steffen

My friend once sculpted me a bust of Admiral Ackbar from 'Star Wars.' He's my favourite character in the films after Han Solo. He's that goldfish-type alien in the white costume. 'It's a trap!' I'm a big geek. -Katie McGrath

I'm a huge sci-fi geek, and I also really get into all of the alien shows on the History Channel where you see air force pilots talking about UFOs – I love that stuff. -Matt Lanter

There are so many possibilities of life out there that an alien doesn't have to have green, long tentacles. They can be very similar to us. -Matt Lanter

Under a dictatorship, a nation ceases to exist. All that remains is a fiefdom, a planet of slaves regimented by aliens from outer space. -Wole Soyinka

Some African leaders actually dare to suggest that democracy is a concept alien to traditional African society. This is one of the most impudent political blasphemies I can think of. -Wole Soyinka

One of the most difficult things for any artist to do is create a world that looks both completely alien yet real and possible. -Jim Lee

Certain social situations make me feel like a square peg in a round hole. Realising you can connect to the human race through song makes me feel less alien. -Lindi Ortega

There's a huge dichotomy between people who grow up with alienation, which, for me, was invaluable, and people who grow up so completely privileged that it breeds this complacency and lack of desire to question or challenge or do anything significant. Those are the types of people who become partners at the corporate law firms. -Glenn Greenwald

There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, 'You know what? You're imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don't accept them. I'm going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.' -Glenn Greenwald

I was a supporting character in other people's lives, which seemed right and familiar to me. I was also an outsider: English in the U.S., American in England, dogged yet comforted by that familiar feeling of alien-ness, which occupied that space where my sense of self should have been. -Allegra Huston

I think as women, the smarter and more powerful we are, the more it can be threatening and alienating to other people, more than with men. That's something we need to support each other with. -Idina Menzel

I think I hid my singing talent from a lot of my friends at school because I didn't want to alienate anyone. If everyone was singing along in the car to a Madonna song, I didn't join in because when we're younger we're afraid of sticking out or showing off, when in fact we should own those things that make us really unique. -Idina Menzel

With comics, you don't have to worry so much about budgetary constraints. In film and television, however fanciful you want to be, someone can come up to you and go, 'Okay, this is going to cost X amount of dollars, and we only have so many days to film this.' With graphic novels, you can have that alien invasion you've always wanted to see. -John Ridley

I said that if an alien came to visit, I'd be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They'd be like, 'What?' -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stephen Hawking's been watching too many Hollywood movies. I think the only kind aliens in Hollywood are the ones created by Steven Spielberg – 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'E.T.,' for example. All other aliens are trying to suck our brains out. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I don't want to be the embarrassment of the galaxy to have had the power to deflect an asteroid, and then not and end up going extinct. We'd be the laughingstock of the aliens of the cosmos if that were the case. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

No astrophysicist would deny the possibility of life. I think we're not creative enough to imagine what life would be like on another planet. Show me a dead alien. Better yet, show me a live one! -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I'm perennially intrigued how people who lead largely evidence-based lives can, in a belief-based part of their mind, be certain that an invisible, divine entity created an entire universe just for us, or that the government is stockpiling space aliens in a secret desert location. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

The aliens of 'The 5th Wave' are not the aliens we've imagined. Not the aliens we'd like to attack us. -Rick Yancey

The ocean is 90% unexplored. It's a great canvas to paint Aquaman stories across, just like Green Lantern has space. It's more organic, which makes it different and interesting. It's alien, but it's terrestrial. -Geoff Johns

We are finding new areas in the ocean every day. It's as alien as going to outer space. -Geoff Johns

Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was. -John Logan

Since losing his reelection in 2002, Barr has lost not only his power but also many of his friends. It doesn't help that after alienating nearly every Democrat with impeachment, he spent the next five years alienating his fellow Republicans – railing against the invasion of Iraq, the PATRIOT Act, and the Bush administration in general. -Wil S. Hylton

Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair. -Randall Kennedy

People talk about alienation in the city. Diners are a place where you feel comfortable, an extension of your house. -Richard Greenberg

What's wrong with us isn't a rap sheet of bad deeds, but a damaged heart, a soul-sickness, that plunges us into fearful self-protection, alienation from God and others. -Frederica Mathewes-Green

This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us. -Charles B. Rangel

Everyone thinks England and America are the same, as we have the same language, but I felt like an alien as an English person living in America. -Jaime Murray

I don't know what it is about me. I don't know if there's something strange… but I continue to play aliens, so there's obviously something there. -Laura Vandervoort

To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like. -Stephen Hawking

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth. -Stephen Hawking

Never mind what makes Canada's constitution so special. Probably something to do with hockey, or the inalienable right to poutine, or securing the blessings of Rick Moranis. -Kevin Bleyer

In many ways I'm similar to Barack Obama, who also has a strange name but was raised by a white American mother. His background is far more complicated than his name would suggest. Furthermore, the fact that I was a child during the hostage crisis has caused me to equate being Iranian with being alienated. -Said Sayrafiezadeh

There was an act of defiance which goes on where these humans and aliens save these children, and hence the name/term of 'Defiance.' Formerly, it was St. Louis. This frontier town springs up from it. And everybody tries to integrate, they try to re-invent themselves as well. -Tony Curran

You have the wookie character, which is one of the biggest aliens in 'Defiance.' These guys are just walking about with these mechanical faces on, and it actually looks insane. The amount of diversity of all the aliens in the town is quite unbelievable. -Tony Curran

I have been very fortunate to be able to work and get the opportunity to play different roles. It's nice to do big studio pictures and then work in Glasgow on films like 'Red Road' and then dress up as a vampire or an alien. I think that's why a lot of people are actors – the versatility. -Tony Curran

'Attack The Block' is an alien invasion film set in South London. It's about a group of kids who are some petty thugs, who have to find the hero in themselves, when they attack. -John Boyega

China has existed within very roughly its present borders for over two millennia and for virtually the whole of that period saw itself as a 'civilisation state.' It was only when it was too weak to resist the western powers in the early 20th century that it finally acquiesced in an arrangement that was alien to it. -Martin Jacques

We are a breathtakingly alienated people… One of my props is the world's largest underpants. I've had the president of Costa Rica in my underpants with me. -Patch Adams

When I shoot at the range, I don't feel personally powerful but like the custodian of something powerful. I feel like a successful disciplinarian of something radically alien and potent. Analyze this sensation all you want; you still can't make it go away. -Walter Kirn

I take aliens very seriously and don't appreciate light entertainment or weak approximations being made of them. -Helen Oyeyemi

The most frustrating part of trying to direct everything is not that it alienates you from people who genuinely want to help, but that it's actually impossible. -Simon Van Booy

People go shopping, we spend on so many things, and we just don't know. We don't know the prices of things. But gasoline, even when you're not buying, it's staring you in the face. Psychologists call this 'salience.' -Sendhil Mullainathan

When people initially think of the term 'space archaeologist,' they think, 'Oh, it's someone who uses satellites to look for alien settlements on Mars or in outer space,' but the opposite is true – we're actually looking for evidence of past human life on planet earth. -Sarah Parcak

I grew up watching 'Star Trek.' I love 'Star Trek.' 'Star Trek' made me want to see alien creatures, creatures from a far-distant world. But basically, I figured out that I could find those alien creatures right on Earth. And what I do is I study insects. -Michael Dickinson

Is E.T. out there? Well, I work at the SETI Institute. That's almost my name. SETI: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In other words, I look for aliens, and when I tell people that at a cocktail party, they usually look at me with a mildly incredulous look on their face. I try to keep my own face somewhat dispassionate. -Seth Shostak

A century ago, scientists believed there was only one obvious stomping ground for alien biology in our solar system: Mars. Because it was reminiscent of Earth, Mars was assumed to be chock-a-block with animate beings, and its putative inhabitants got a lot of column inches and screen time. -Seth Shostak

It's hardly a secret that I'm skeptical of declarations that the aliens are out and about on our planet. Still, I try to answer every one of these mails and phone calls because, after all, it's not a violation of physics to travel from one star system to another. -Seth Shostak

Give consideration to the fact that alien astronomers could have scrutinized Earth for more than 4 billion years without detecting any radio signals, despite the fact that our world is the poster child for habitability. -Seth Shostak

When I was a kid, which was just after Edison invented moving pictures, there were films that involved aliens coming to Earth for bad purposes. -Seth Shostak

You may not see massive UFO exhibits at your local science museum, but there's no dearth of saucer stories infesting my email. Every day, I receive several reports of alien sightings, extraterrestrial plans for Earth, and agitated screeds about the reluctance of scientists to take the whole subject seriously. -Seth Shostak

If aliens are really hanging out in our 'hood, it's hard to imagine any other fact more worthy of study. If not, then why does such a large fraction of the populace insist on believing they're here? -Seth Shostak

The majority of my UFO diet consists of reports describing suspected encounters. This is not surprising, as there are thousands of sightings annually. The emailer has seen something unusual in the sky that he interprets as probable evidence of alien presence. -Seth Shostak

Virtually any pointed edifice is considered a candidate for alien engineering. After all, how could the Egyptians or Mayans have possibly stacked up stone blocks into pyramids? -Seth Shostak

Some pundits have proposed that the aliens have come here to breed with us. Apparently, too much bike riding or something similar has rendered them incapable of reproducing within their own species. But do extraterrestrial infants toddle through your neighborhood? -Seth Shostak

As far as I can tell, the only unambiguous consequence of the claimed invasion of Earth by beings from another star system has been a nonstop torrent of TV specials. So if you're one of the many who believe the aliens are here, you really do have to admit this: They're the best houseguests ever. -Seth Shostak

I you look at the drawings of aliens made by people who believe that Earth is under saucer attack, you'll quickly note that most of these invaders fit the Tinseltown mold. But you have to admit: the grays are highly anthropomorphic. -Seth Shostak

In a movie, it's often important to have aliens whose gestures and facial expressions can be 'read' by humans. And in the days before sophisticated computer animation, most extraterrestrial bit players were guys in rubber suits. Such practical considerations forced Hollywood's hand when it came to aliens – they look like us for good reasons. -Seth Shostak

Are two eyes, four appendages and an upright posture really essential for any creature that can ace the galactic SAT's? Maybe not. In fact, I'd venture that any aliens we ever detect or (less likely) encounter will look quite different than this self-referential stereotype. -Seth Shostak

Imagine if the dinosaurs had tried picturing the rulers of their planet 100 million years hence. They'd undoubtedly envision these creatures as… dinosaurs! Conceiving of aliens as polished versions of ourselves is appealing, but unconvincing. -Seth Shostak

Lamentably, alien audiences may be frustrated by the switch to digital television. That's because the transmitter power for DTV is fairly evenly spread across the spectrum. The spikiness is gone, and from afar, the attention-grabbing squeals of analog television's carriers have been replaced by DTV's smooth, low hiss. -Seth Shostak

About the only things that are unique to Earth are our biota and our culture. If aliens ever come here, they'd most likely be either biologists or music fans. Neither one has much reason to antagonize our armed forces. -Seth Shostak

In general, when moviemakers talk to scientists, they usually see them as a resource to solve particular technical problems or script problems for them. So, something like: what sort of weaponry would aliens be able to wield? -Seth Shostak

Explorers tend to be the aggressive types – why else would they risk scurvy, mutiny and other bad things to go out there? So, you could say that any aliens that are actually moving and interested in going somewhere are likely to be more aggressive. But who knows? -Seth Shostak

I think a lot of kids are interested in two science subjects: dinosaurs and aliens. The reason is almost genetic; we're hard-wired to be interested in things that might be a little dangerous. -Seth Shostak

Sending greeting cards to aliens is hardly a new idea. In 2005, Craigslist solicited messages for broadcast to space by a transmitter in Florida, and in 2008, NASA beamed a Beatles song to the North Star (Polaris), on the assumption that any putative Polarians would appreciate the Fab Four's 1960s-genre compositions. -Seth Shostak

Many people suggest using mathematics to talk to the aliens, and Dutch computer scientist Alexander Ollongren has developed an entire language (Lincos) based on this idea. But my personal opinion is that mathematics may be a hard way to describe ideas like love or democracy. -Seth Shostak

As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression. -Noam Chomsky

It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. -Tom Stoppard

I'm interested in the essence of things. If you pare things down, what's left? It's like I'm trying to describe the soul to an alien. -Shea Hembrey

While the West tries to turn its civilization into cultural variety hour, Islam tries to turn Muslim lands into a cultural monolith. The same West that justifies the rap culture thinks that every Muslim terrorist bombing is an expression of economic angst or social alienation. -Ben Shapiro

I'm very concerned about the tone of politics in recent years. We've seen a decline in civility and bipartisanship, and a rapid increase in hostility between those who have differing opinions. I think this has led to the alienation of the public in governance, which jeopardizes democratic participation. -Kyrsten Sinema

Hollywood films are alienating to the spectator because they use too much dialogue, too much explication and leave no space for the viewer. They depress me. -Bruno Dumont

There is no god. I am an atheist. It is up to us to become God. We need to be elevated, to become saints. God alienates people from themselves. -Bruno Dumont

I don't feel like literature has the power to alienate. I think that's something people feel if they don't connect with a work of art. But I don't think a work of art can actively reject the person who's looking at it or reading it. -Eleanor Catton

If you were an alien who came to our bookstores – or browsed our teen magazines – you'd think that only Earth girls who look like Mila Kunis ever got any action. -Rainbow Rowell

George McGovern and his supporters committed what, in a two-party system, are capital crimes: they did not compromise, they took hard ideological positions, they alienated a large portion of their party's traditional supporters, and they lost – very, very badly. -Elliott Abrams

A world of few choices, whether in jeans or mates, is a world in which individual differences become sources of alienation, unhappiness, even self-loathing. If no jeans fit, you'll feel uncomfortable or inferior. If no housing developments reflect your taste for unique architecture, you'll write screeds against philistine mass culture. -Virginia Postrel

All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights… Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights. -Dave Brat

Poetry and fiction have grieved for a century now over the loss of some vitality which they think they see in a past from which we are by now irrevocably alienated. -Guy Davenport

You pull anyone from an alien planet down to Earth, and you want to show them great work, show them Tywin Lannister on 'Game of Thrones.' I mean, it's just as good as it gets. -Alex Graves

I think, increasingly, despite what we are being told is an ever more open world of communication, there is a terrible alienation in the ordinary man between what he is being told and what he secretly believes. -John le Carre

Even non-democratic allies no longer trust America. Barack Obama has alienated our most important and longest standing Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Both the anti-Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran Arab states have lost respect for him. -Dennis Prager

I used to feel that I spent too much of my time in my pajamas doing nothing, and I'd think 'in the time that I don't spend writing, I could raise a family of five.' In a lot of ways, being a writer is lonely and alienating. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'm a huge Springsteen fan, and yet if either he or Bob Dylan had to be erased from the world's hard drive, I would save Bob Dylan's work for sure – he's the greater talent, and by leaps and bounds and skyscrapers and rocket blasts. But Bob Dylan is an alien to his public. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'm not to be confused with Natasha Henstridge in 'Species,' where I just emerge out of the weird alien womb looking amazing. I really rely heavily on my black outfits and my gold chains to give me sort of a thing. -Natasha Lyonne

You know that you're part of a Spielberg production when you've got some aliens involved, but you really know when you're sitting there at a table read, and they say, 'Steven really wanted it this way.' -Jessy Schram

I was the family alien. Both my parents are quite creative, but I was… appalling… always putting on little shows. I was rather a shy child, not a natural performer, but there was a performative edge to everything I did. -Laura Wade

I never had the slightest desire to have cosmetic surgery – partly because I don't want to look like an alien and partly because it's nice to age in a way. Also, I think that if your soul is beautiful, then the rest of you stays beautiful. -Emmanuelle Seigner

It's funny. I did give birth to an alien on 'The X-Files.' And it's just the teaser, so I'm dead before we even get into the episode. -Megan Follows

In 1964, Jeanne-Claude and I became illegal aliens. That's when we moved here from Paris. And for three years, we were illegal aliens living in an illegal building. At that time, some artists started to move to SoHo, and they put A.I.R. – artists-in-residence – up on their windows. -Christo

In a big city like L.A. you can spend a lot of time surrounded by hundreds of people yet you feel like an alien or a ghost or something. -Morley

'Falling Skies' is not just about aliens attacking. It's also about humanity, survival, hope and the determination to rebuild our world, starting from pretty much nothing. -Maxim Knight

I believe that we're not alone. How can we be alone in an infinite universe? I'm using the word 'alien' with a little trepidation because I know that sparks so many different versions of that word, and there are so many different images that come into one person's head when someone says it. -Rose Leslie

I imagine if aliens came down to Earth, they'd actually be quite tall; people seem to get everything right about extraterrestrials but the size! -Nicolas Roeg

For me, a lot of my work has dealt with what it means to be at the center of the universe and how alienating and kind of seductive it is. A lot of my work is very aggressive and very visual, but at the same time, it has a lot of tension in it and makes you kind of uncomfortable sometimes. -Marco Brambilla

'Toybox' is that kind of game that will stretch your mental capacity by doing very simple things like solving an easy puzzle of shooting aliens. You'll just need to do everything at the same time to make it through alive. Just to make things tricky, the tasks change every week so you can't get used to any set. -Rob Manuel

How do you know Hollywood is getting serious about video games? They want to make one of their own. In 'Defiance,' the remaining humans on Earth, as well as alien species looking for a new home, find themselves settling for peace after a massive war desecrated the world and destroyed most of the alien ships along with it. -Rob Manuel

There's a movie called 'Pod People' that has a weird little anteater alien. That was a good alien. -Bill Hader

My wife and I got to go onstage at a Flaming Lips concert at Webster Hall once. We dressed up like Scientology aliens and danced around. We had a shootout onstage with Santa Claus. -Bill Hader

While many alien species are harmless, others pose expensive threats to seas and fields and forests. -Nancy Gibbs

Real-life things, like spiders and snakes, that doesn't scare me, but if it's a monster or a ghost or an alien, that will always scare me. -Claire Coffee

Alien abduction movies are always the scariest; no matter how cheesy they are, they still scare me for a week. I live by myself in my apartment, and I don't worry about intruders or robbery; I mostly worry about alien abduction or evil, mean ghosts. -Claire Coffee

I have really big alien eyes, so the more mascara the better. -Sarah Hyland

My style can't be held within a pixel medium. Like, it needs to be performed in a living, breathing space. People need to have all their senses ready to take on my comedy, and unfortunately, TV alienates at least their sense of touch, taste, smell. -Kristen Schaal

The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights. -Mike Crapo

Scientology always makes me think of that movie 'V' where that woman takes off her mask of human flesh to reveal her true, alien self. -Rick Astley

I was on the cusp – or thought I was on the cusp – of celebrity, the result of starring as an adorable curly-haired alien in the miniseries 'V' on NBC. 'V' was a hit, and then got green-lit as a series. During the hiatus, the only job I auditioned for that fit my schedule was 'Nightmare on Elm Street.' That's the real reason I said yes. -Robert Englund

In cities, people go to work and all walk there together, like some arterial flow. And there's a certain desolation about it, an alienation that we all experience. -Roy Harper

We need to be discussing issues specifically to help the American people. And that would not include illegal aliens. -Joe Wilson

I was writing from the age of 10, and I was never really into going to discos and dances and stuff. I never told anyone at school that I did that because I feared it would alienate me even more. -Kate Bush

You have to understand the Newark Riots – a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops – a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents. -Cory Booker

I think 'Lost in Space' certainly shifted from being an ensemble adventure series about a family facing the unknown alien environment to this trio of comedians – Dr. Smith, the Robot, and Will Robinson being the straight guy. It definitely changed its tone over the three seasons and 84 episodes we did. -Bill Mumy

I was always an odd girl; I managed to alienate a lot of people. I felt like a square peg in a round hole in the music industry and created a lot of neurosis for myself. -Alison Moyet

Once the Supreme Court in 1973 decided that infanticide could be legal, it not only ended America's 'inalienable right to life,' it threw the Golden Rule right off the shores of this continent. -Michael Moriarty

'Blasto' is a new game for Sony Playstation. It's an awesome three-dimensional game, and I play the character Blasto who's sort of a Flash Gordon barrel-chested superhero who goes to Uranus and shoots these little green alien Fascist guys. He rescues babes; he goes on wild rides. -Phil Hartman

One of the reasons people feel so alienated from the American political process is in the fights we get in here in Washington, no one's ever talking about them and the challenges they're going through. -Marco Rubio

There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. -Buzz Aldrin

Anything that's made by humans is about humans, whether it's about gods or aliens or anything; it's about some sort of expressive nature about us. -Oscar Isaac

The idea that somehow you're going to tax the 'rich' enough to pay for quality health care for every American who doesn't have it, can't afford it or stands to lose it, not to mention for all of the undocumented aliens who receive it for free now and presumably will continue to in Obama health land, is almost laughable. -Susan Estrich

The aliens coming and wiping our electricity and having technical power over us… we don't know what's out there. It something that seems so fictional, but it's something that's possible. -Seychelle Gabriel

Science fiction writers missed the most salient feature of our modern era: the Internet. -Jack McDevitt

Back when I was in college, people used to talk about the alienation of the artist, not ever quite fitting in any place. -Marilyn Nelson

I think we were colonized by aliens 250,000 years ago, and they genetically altered our DNA to be primates into homo erectus and humans. I'm very interested in how we evolved so suddenly, which obviously ties in with the alien thing. -Al Jourgensen

I try not to put messages in my songs. My only message is man's communication with his fellow man. I want to narrow the gap of strangeness and alienation. -Rod McKuen

A feeling of alienation existed in India about life in Pakistan because most of what was known was negative. So, everyone used to believe things in our country are always bad, and we don't lead a happy life. But this has changed to some extent. After watching our dramas, people now know that we lead our lives similar to the way they live. -Umera Ahmad

'Apocalypse Now' does not alienate us or deconstruct itself. In fact, it welcomes us in. -James Gray

Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don't. In fact I'm not a supporter of the 'ancient alien' hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures. -Graham Hancock

It's odd that invoking the possibility of alien influences should itself be a sign of madness. I don't see the need for it to explain history on earth, but I can't see any reason why the universe shouldn't be full of life. -Graham Hancock

Positive emotion alienated from the exercise of character leads to emptiness, to inauthenticity, to depression, and, as we age, to the gnawing realization that we are fidgeting until we die. -Martin Seligman

In the U.K., we're surrounded by American accents. Anything we watch in television. We have 'How I Met Your Mother' and all these other shows here, so it's not something that's really alien to us. -Maisie Williams

There are so many games where you fight aliens or zombies, and they have very high-fidelity graphics, but they don't ask the question of why the events are happening. -Hideo Kojima

Hollywood continues to present the U.S. Army as being the good guys, always defeating the aliens or foreigners. -Hideo Kojima

It is highly probable that in most cases, war could be avoided or ended. For discussions allow passion to subside, and to persuade alienated neighbors, or at least one of them, to listen to the voice of a conciliator is a step in the direction of peace. -Charles Albert Gobat

It's an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing – this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that's the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor. -Roxane Gay

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation? -Gunter Grass

'Art or anti-art?' was the question I asked when I returned from Munich in 1912 and decided to abandon pure painting or painting for its own sake. I thought of introducing elements alien to painting as the only way out of a pictorial and chromatic dead end. -Marcel Duchamp

The American War of Independence is the expulsion of the intrusive elements, alien to the American essence. If American reality is the reinvention of itself, whatever is found in any way irreducible or unassimilable is not American. -Octavio Paz

In all of my work, I think I'm exploring the idea that we are aliens to each other, how there is a huge distance that separates us all. -Michel Faber

I think artists are scared to have same-gendered pronouns in their writing, and I don't think it's because they're scared to be out, because gay artists are visible, but they don't want to alienate an audience. -Mary Lambert

There are people so alienated from the mainstream of American culture that it's like a parallel universe. They don't expect anything but trouble from the square world. Every time they interact with that world, they're given a ticket, sent to jail, drafted. It's never good. So they live by a separate value system. -Daniel Woodrell

The day is not far off when we will be able to send a robotically controlled genome-sequencing unit in a probe to other planets to read the DNA sequence of any alien microbe life that may be there. -Craig Venter

When I was taught Shakespeare in school, it was such an alien, sanitized puzzle, it made no sense. -Rhys Ifans

The first question we would ask if aliens landed on this planet is not, 'What does this mean for the economy or jobs?' It would be, 'Are they friendly or unfriendly?' -Peter Thiel

China is not going to become a liberal democracy; if it did, it would collapse. I do not believe you can impose on other countries standards which are alien and totally disconnected with their past. -Lee Kuan Yew

The concept of the robot encapsulates both aspects of technology. On one hand it's cool, it's fun, it's healthy, it's sexy, it's stylish. On the other hand it's terrifying, it's alienating, it's addictive, and it's scary. That has been the subject of much science-fiction literature. -Thomas Bangalter

I felt different from everyone else – like an alien. The looks I received when I was 320 pounds were ones usually reserved for three-eyed monsters, half-man half-woman reptiles, creatures with hideous rolls of skin that sweated profusely and jiggled when they walked. That last one really was me. -Stephen Furst

'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Alice in Wonderland' inspired me. I wanted to take those themes and try to bring it into a more 21st story with aliens. -Tony DiTerlizzi

I want to be in some Willy Wonka-type weird stuff, a role where I'm an alien. Anything that's new and challenging and real. I like real stuff. -Lakeith Stanfield

At school, I never had a hold on English history, and cheder was a place run by sadistic incompetents, so I felt alienated from the Jewish part of my past. -Clive Sinclair

I have been the last space marine between earth and an alien invasion. I really just don't need to go there anymore. -Warren Spector

I'm like Shrek. Shrek's a nice guy, but people keep alienating him, like they did with me in my younger life. I'm very loving and kind and generous – I'm a sweetheart! -CeeLo Green

All art stems from a place of alienation. Intimate and alone. Most people are oppressed by the opinion of others, but I was not that way. I was afraid of the repercussions of not doing what I was told to do, what I was called to do by a creator. -CeeLo Green

I never felt I was attractive to women. I felt I was attractive to men when I was growing up. And even now, if a woman fancies me, I find that a bit alienating. -Russell Tovey

My first published novel was 'Mother of Demons,' which is simply 'The High Crusade' standing on its head. Poul Anderson placed his medieval human heroes in a futuristic alien setting; I placed my futuristic human heroes in a bronze age alien setting. -Eric Flint

When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules. -Charles Kennedy

My father ran a CB radio business. I grew up in a cluttered space that was filled with radios and antennas. It felt alien. -Rashid Johnson

If a president can enforce a part of a law and delay a part of a law, then does he have a power to not enforce any law he so chooses? If he can allow illegal aliens to freely run across our border, can he force legal citizens out of the country? Where would be the end of his power? -Marsha Blackburn

I really believe that the aliens are us from the future. It seems to me a very plausible reason that explains a lot of phenomena as opposed to green men with one eye from outer space. -Chris Squire

America has not produced a more salient political musician than Gil Scott-Heron. -Adam Mansbach

I think it comes from far away inside me, to be strong to survive everything that comes my way. I think, going back to the beginning, feeling like an alien in an English school when I was eight, that set up my pride very early on. I think I'm very defensive, but I'm trying not to be like that anymore. -Maggie Cheung

I'm more than willing to go to places and talk to people who believe that I am an illegal alien who deserves to be jailed. I want to look them in the eye and say, 'What makes you think I'm any different from you?' I think for our generation, immigration rights is a civil rights issue. -Jose Antonio Vargas

You look at science fiction and look how often it talks about being alien, being alienated about the other. Look at the number of blue people – 'Avatar,' I'm looking at you. And it is now easier to find people of color in science-fiction literature and media, but the issues of representation are still really, really troubling. -Nalo Hopkinson

Part of the reason why Scandinavian crime has been so popular is the landscape. It is just so strong and alien. Although without taking anything away, you should probably also never discount the fact that blood does look particularly good against snow. -Mark Billingham

I can't live without my silver Marc Jacobs boots! They are a little bit cowboy, a little bit space alien. They go with everything. -Wynter Gordon

Disconnection or alienation from the past has political consequences. -Mal Peet

Being gay immediately placed me outside the values of the society I was growing up in. Apartheid was a very patriarchal system, so its assumptions seemed foreign to me from the outset. I've always had the advantage of alienation. -Damon Galgut

Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm when he embraced the infinite universe as the basis for his hugely influential system of physics. Even so, the aliens of the early modern period remained creatures of philosophy rather than science. -Matthew Stewart

Critics have called alien epic 'Avatar' a version of 'Dances With Wolves' because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy. -Annalee Newitz

Whether 'Avatar' is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it's undeniable that the film – like alien apartheid flick 'District 9', released earlier this year – is emphatically a fantasy about race. -Annalee Newitz

I'm an author who likes assignments, who needs suggestions, ideas I would never have thought of otherwise – then something happens inside my alien head. Other people have to decide whether or not I'm a good writer, but I do have the ability to write in different styles. -David Lagercrantz

When I was a young comic just starting out, I was very cautious, as I didn't want to alienate people. George Carlin's bravery became a benchmark. I became perfectly fine with alienating some people in the audience. That just comes with the territory. -Paul Provenza

'Red Lanterns' is obviously about rage, but more it's about how rage affects people – alien and human. I'll be getting into the characters of some of those insane Red Lanterns whom we've generally only seen spitting vomit in the background. -Peter Milligan

When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it's a management problem. There's no sense in alienating your entire workforce because you don't know how to manage performance. It makes a bad situation that much worse. -Travis Bradberry

If you look at the mythology of aliens, there's a lot about gold. It's about them coming for gold; whether that's a simplification or not. If you think of 'Chariot of the Gods,' there's this reoccurring theme of gold. -Jon Favreau

Making films is my hobby. It relaxes me; it is my life, and it's one of the best jobs in the world. I go to work and solve problems, fight robots, kill aliens, and kiss beautiful women. I'm a very lucky man. -Sam Worthington

One of the most marvelous features of Canton is the city of house boats, floating and stationary, in which about a quarter of a million people live and, it may with truth be added, are born and die. This population is quite distinct in race from the land population of Canton, which looks down upon it as a pariah and alien caste. -Isabella Bird

Just by making a decision to stay out of politics, you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it, if you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it. -Joan Kirner

It's not always clear whether the filmmaker intends our alienation or is even aware of it. -Steve Erickson

I have always loved octopuses. No sci-fi alien is so startlingly strange. -Sy Montgomery

To get to know someone so different from myself as an octopus, and to know that the individual recognised me and even enjoyed my company, was an enormous privilege. The octopuses I came to know were strong but gentle, and the suction of their suckers tasting my skin pulled me like an alien's kiss. -Sy Montgomery

The skin of my character in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' was some concoction, a spermatozoon of an alien nature that was obscene and weird-looking. -David Bowie

Songs don't have to be about going out on Saturday night and having a good rink-up and driving home and crashing cars. A lot of what I've done is about alienation… about where you fit in society. -David Bowie

If not met promptly and decidedly, the two portions of the Union will gradually become thoroughly alienated, when no alternative will be left to us, as the weaker of the two, but to sever all political ties or sink down into abject submission. -John C. Calhoun

I write about all manner of things: a guy fighting aliens in the New York State Library, Antarctica, Inca civilization in Peru, the Great Pyramid at Giza, and people often ask me, where do I get these ideas from? They come from reading widely, watching a lot of documentaries, and increasingly ,as I was able to, travelling around the world. -Matthew Reilly

My first book, 'Contest,' had a guy fighting aliens in the New York Public Library. The second book, 'Ice Station,' and 'Temple' were present-day military thrillers. -Matthew Reilly

Other kids could read, other kids could write, other kids could spell, they could do math. I felt like an alien. I felt like an outcast. I felt like, 'What is going to happen to me?' -R. Kelly

Multicultural markets are nuanced but not alien. -Iman

Everywhere in the universe, the periodic table has the same basic structure. Even if an alien civilization's table weren't plotted out in the castle-with-turrets shape we humans favor, their spiral or pyramidal or whatever-shaped periodic table would naturally pause after 118 elements. -Sam Kean

Latinos have enough voting power now to decide elections, and every smart politician knows this.We can't afford to give our vote to those who alienate us, but neither to those who take us for granted. -Lionel Sosa

'Noah' is about a man whose mission is to obliterate Earth's past and godfather its future. Replacing the word 'God' with 'Creator' and taking other scriptural liberties, the movie risks confusing those who don't take the Bible literally and alienating those who do. -Richard Corliss

Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected so that it is hard to create a convincing picture of shattered natural law or cosmic alienage or 'outsideness' without laying stress on the emotion of fear. -H. P. Lovecraft

Everything has become so easy. It's great that it's at your fingertips, but I miss those good old days. And we're connected, but it can be very alienating. There is this distance between all of us because we're speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis. -Rami Malek

The Bible makes it clear that Adam's sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam's sin, but because they are not Adam's descendants, they can't have salvation. -Ken Ham

We were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were not endowed by the Federal Government. We were not endowed by entitlements. We were not endowed by pork barrel spending; we were not endowed by budgetary earmarks. -Lawrence Kudlow

I love the sense of looking at the sad, paltry, and yet very familiar spectacle that we must make from moment to moment in our lives, and in our frenzy, as something that's as out there as alien life. -Tracy K. Smith

It doesn't matter if it's aliens or emotional weapons or whatever – it's still a real story about big feelings that have to come out. -Margaret Stohl

Reilly Brown is a master of balancing action, humor, and extreme violence, and his character designs for some of the alien races and technology that we encounter is just amazing. -Cullen Bunn

Since 'Huckleberry Finn,' or thereabouts, it seemed that all American literature was about the alienated hero. -Bobbie Ann Mason

I hated school. I travelled so much in my early years that I didn't understand the process. I felt suffocated – not like I was some grandiose artist; I just felt like an alien. -Dakota Johnson

If a man's free will to adopt ideas and values is inalienable, his freedom of action – his freedom to put these ideas into effect in the world – is not in such a fortunate condition. -Murray Rothbard

In the city that the wolf enters, enemies will be close by. An alien force will sack a great country. Allies will cross the mountains and the borders. -Nostradamus

The respect and protection of woman and of maternity should be raised to the position of an inalienable social duty and should become one of the principles of human morality. -Maria Montessori

A man who gives himself to be a possession of aliens leads a Yahoo life, having bartered his soul to a brute-master. He is not of them. He may stand against them, persuade himself of a mission, batter and twist them into something which they, of their own accord, would not have been. -T. E. Lawrence

I've got some alien blood in me. -Rob Dyrdek

Our nation was not founded because we all looked alike, or prayed alike, or descended from the same family tree. But our founders, in their genius, in this, the oldest constitutional democracy, put forth on this earth the idea that all are created equal; that we all have inalienable rights. -Cory Booker

The Cyrillic and Greek scripts in particular have an alien beauty in their unfamiliar letterforms. Five weights of stroke thickness create subtle variations in light and dark that reflect the emerging and fading of the stars. -Bruno Maag

The motto of the old order in the City of London was, 'My word is my bond,' but the financial crisis revealed a culture quite alien to that heritage. The stewards of people's money were revealed to have been speculators with it. -Gordon Brown

Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process. -George Takei

When Pearl Harbor was bombed, young Japanese-Americans, like all young Americans, rushed to their draft board to volunteer to fight for our country. That act of patriotism was answered with a slap in the face. We were denied service and categorized as enemy non-alien. -George Takei

From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and assimilation has always been a basic theme. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I'm not the kind of person who would want to go into a studio and manage other people and listen to the phone ringing. That's alien to me. -Rachel Kushner

I believe in spirits. I believe in faith. I believe in spirituality. I believe in aliens as well. -James Wan

'Greatest American Hero,' I really dug that as a kid because it had an alienation to it, where he was given a gift and didn't know why, and yet he was forced to do something with it, and he was very much an out-of-place character who was trying to cope with his own surroundings, and I can kind of relate to that guy. -Rhys Darby

Even the Republicans themselves have acknowledged they have a diversity problem. If you look at their autopsy report following the 2012 election, they have specifically said they would continue to lose presidential elections unless they address the problem that they have with their alienation of minority groups. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I think that the reason Clinton chose Gore was that he was an example of what Clinton was like. He was kind of almost like the yellow magic marker that you use to highlight the text so that you can really remember what are the most salient features of it. -Dick Morris

That's the thing about Aquaman that's cool is he's not an alien, right? He's from our planet, and he's from a society that we're not privy to in the context of the story. -James Wan

The Netherlands is not an immigration country. The annual stream of tens of thousands of newcomers, who largely end up as illegal aliens, must stop. -Pim Fortuyn

The annual stream of tens of thousands of newcomers, who largely end up as illegal aliens, must stop. Full is full. We're living on a small piece of land here. -Pim Fortuyn

MAVNI was never intended to be utilized for the benefit of illegal aliens. -Paul Gosar

Congress has consistently rejected policies that aim to allow illegal aliens to serve in the military. -Paul Gosar

Many Palestinians have been living for decades in camps, disconnected from the environment in which they grew up, wallowing in poverty, in neglect, alienation, bitterness, and a deep, unrelenting sense of humiliation. -Ehud Olmert

Walter Benjamin used to think that languages expand their register thanks to translation, because translation forces ways of using words and structures that were alien to the original speaker of the target language. -Alvaro Enrigue

Being a Barca fan means certain God-given inalienable rights: It means that, no matter what its record, Barca is, and will always be, the greatest team on earth. This is a fact. And it means that your love for Barca is like no other love in the world. It's the kind of love that clouds your memory and gives you hope. -Michael Paterniti

Black Lives Matter is proving itself to seek only one end – and that is discord, alienation among Americans, rise in hate, and destruction of community bonds. The relative increase in justice afforded black Americans is of little concern, save as a convenient veneer for their anti-democratic mission. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

I think there are barriers, but I think for me specifically, my barrier is being rejected from the kind of hip-hop elitists that think I'm not appropriating it, but just not serious about it. They think I'm a Lonely Island, Weird Al, you know – like a parody rapper. So that alienates me from a lot of things. -Awkwafina

Disaffection, alienation and conspiracy theories are commonplace among European Muslims, but dangerous Islamist radicalism and the Islamic State's 'foreign fighter' recruitment successes tend to be specific to certain European towns, districts and ghettos. -Terry Glavin

The reality of Britain is vibrant multiculturalism, but the myth we export is an all-white world of lords and ladies. Conversely, American society is pretty segregated, but the myth it exports is of a racial melting-pot, everyone solving crimes and fighting aliens side by side. -Riz Ahmed

I was naturalized right before Pearl Harbor. Nine days later, I would have been classified as an enemy alien. I might have been sent to a camp. -Olivia De Havilland

Architecture produces a musical mood in our inner being, and we notice that even though the elements of architecture and music appear to be so alien in the outer world, through this musical mood engendered in us, our experience of architecture brings about a reconciliation, a balance between these two elements. -Rudolf Steiner

When we look on the roses and gaiety of youth, the mournful idea of mortality is altogether alien to our thoughts. We have heard of it as a speculation and a tale, but nothing but experience can bring it home to us. -William Godwin

Let's just cut a live record with three microphones in four days and talk about lizards and aliens. If I had taken that idea to even an independent label, I don't see a label out there that would've said, 'Oh yeah, that sounds great. We know how to market this.' -Sturgill Simpson

To me, skin is alien and kind of weird; it weirds me out. It's strange, but it's also really intimate and personal; it's living, organic. That's how I want the music to sound; I want it to feel alien and strange, but also like it's got a heartbeat, like it's got a soul, like it's not made by a robot. -Flume

It's quite fun to mess with the human voice. It's quite special in the sense that the voice is the #1 instrument that we can connect with; it doesn't sound too alien. I think that's the key is to find the line between sounding human and sounding robotic. That's an area that I like to explore a lot. -Flume

I think people are so immersed in the anti-Scientology mindset by consuming tabloid media and stories about space aliens. It's baffling. When I say I want to see a more positive side of the church, all I'm saying is I want to get past these headlines that talk about aliens and Tom Cruise jumping on a sofa. -Louis Theroux

Bob Dylan is like an alien on this earth, and I love him! I cried when I saw him play live because I was so close to him. -Aurora

In the end, Arik believes in security above all and is a salient pragmatist, a disciple of Ben-Gurion. -Reuven Rivlin

Generally, studios are adverse to making films about war in the Middle East. They'd much rather make a film with a superhero or an alien or a robot. -Peter Berg

Unless the law issues from all of the people, some of the people will feel left out. They will come to feel alienated. They will be angry. And this will not be a cohesive democracy. -Janet Reno

For me, a diva is like the great opera singer, the great film star – out of reach, in their own world, with a real gift for invention: attention-demanding performance artists with a flamboyant, compelling sense of their own importance so special and inimitable it verges on the alien. -Grace Jones

I certainly feel sad about the alienation from my son. -Harold Pinter

I was an incredibly lonely, very alienated teenager. -Alain de Botton

I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore. -Alec Baldwin

I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand. -Alec Baldwin

Slowly but surely, I went through different phases of fame, and each rises you further into isolation and alienation. -T. J. Miller

'Islamist terrorism.' The very phrase is contentious. No one wants to make this problem harder by unfairly branding and alienating a quarter of the world's population, and even in this construction, no one should be thinking this means all of Islam or all Muslims. -Michael Hayden

When at the CIA, I was fond of saying that many jihadis join the movement for the same reasons that young Americans join the Crips and the Bloods: youthful alienation, the need to belong to something greater than self, the search for meaningful identity. But it also matters what gang you join. -Michael Hayden

Undocumented aliens unfortunately are not protected by the law, and they are tremendously subjected to exploitation. The result is that they would be willing to work for a wage that no person who is welcome in our shores would take. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Streaming is a really big market for me. We've been doing great in the streaming market, so it's not something I want to alienate at all. Streaming counts now. They're treating artists the way we deserve to be treated. -Rihanna

Masterful politicians and effective agents of change tend to succeed by singling out and making salient some aspect of a nation's self-understanding, sparking a sense of recognition – and ultimately moving voters in their favor. Obama made it into an art form. -Cass Sunstein

In psychology and behavioral economics, people have shown that if you just describe options in a certain way, or make some features of a situation salient, you can get people to do and even see what you want. You don't have to be a Jedi to manipulate people's attention. -Cass Sunstein

They call soccer the beautiful game, but if I had to identify just one sport to show members of some alien species what the human race is all about, I'd nominate squash. -Cass Sunstein

Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom. -Lawrence Kudlow

When I was a struggling actor, I worked for a party company. One of my friends from school was working for an advertising agency, and I turned up to one of his company's parties dressed as an alien to collect tickets on the door. -Eddie Marsan

The media is an ally when it comes to showing the truth about terrorist groups. Attacking the media will not produce a more compliant citizenry. It will produce a more alienated, suspicious and disenfranchised public, one more likely to chafe under a government's attempts at control, all to the benefit of terrorist groups. -Samantha Power

The reason there is no noblesse oblige about Dubya is because he doesn't admit to himself or anyone else that he owes his entire life to being named George W. Bush. He didn't just get a head start by being his father's son – it remained the single most salient fact about him for most of his life. -Molly Ivins

I think that is important, to not make people feel alien. -Ruth Negga

So long as classical education and classical prejudices prevailed, educated Englishmen inevitably saw ancient Britain as an alien land. -Norman Davies

I always wanted to do a sci-fi movie, but most sci-fi scripts are either about saving the planet or fighting aliens. -Morten Tyldum

Thank God sci-fi has moved away from spaceships fighting aliens! Now it's a place where you can explore contemporary issues or emotional feelings. You can put it all in a different setting. -Morten Tyldum

Indeed, by refusing to tackle Assad's brutality, we may actively alienate more of the Sunni population, driving them towards ISIS. -Jo Cox

Authority has to exist before it can be limited, and it is authority that is in scarce supply in those modernizing countries where government is at the mercy of alienated intellectuals, rambunctious colonels, and rioting students. -Ferdinand Marcos

'Aquarian Conspiracy' is the term I have coined for the network of people working for social transformation based on personal inner change. Such a notion is not at all alien to the American milieu. -Marilyn Ferguson

Let's help take back our country with our wallets, and don't forget to contact your senators and congressman to let them know that you don't want amnesty for illegal aliens, that you want them to restore our borders and our sovereignty. -Ken Cuccinelli

I read in one of the scandal sheets that there are UFO aliens living right now down deep in the Antarctic. I believe those things. -Tiny Tim

How do you live with one person for 13 years and another for eight and find both as alien as strangers? -Richard Burton

There is an inalienable law. Whenever a character on screen pities himself, the audience stops pitying him. They will cry so long as the character doesn't. -David Seltzer

I lost everything when they put us in prison. I was an enemy alien, a man without a country. -Fred Korematsu

I was really upset because I was branded as an enemy alien when I'm an American. -Fred Korematsu

I had dreams of conehead aliens when I was little. Before 'Saturday Night Live' did it. And then they came out with them, and I went on to be a glorified extra in the movie. When everyone else was laughing, I was scared. -Parker Posey

That weird dark energy – when I was a kid, I didn't know what it was. I just had to 'thrash it out,' as my mother called it. I became quite intolerable, creatively and artistically, with other people. I wanted nothing more than to be part of a group, and yet I couldn't help alienating people. -Jane Lynch

I feel like an alien. I feel people don't like me. People behaved strangely after 'Rockstar.' -Nargis Fakhri

I've done a couple of conferences where you sit and sign autographs for people, and then you have photographs taken with them and a lot of them all dressed up in alien suits or 'Doctor Who' whatevers. I was terrified of doing it because I thought they'd all be loonies, but they are absolutely, totally charming as anything. It's great fun. -John Hurt

President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien. -Mo Farah

Evolution is a constant state. You evolve and become comfortable in situations in which you might have felt alien in the past. -Arjun Kapoor

I'm 100 percent convinced that Pablo Escobar was a human being. And he was a very interesting one. For sure, he was a very, very, very mean and awful human being in many senses, but he wasn't an alien. He was a person. He had friends; people laughed at his jokes. And he was a very contradictory person as well. -Wagner Moura

I'm not usually the guy who believes in aliens, UFOs or superstitions. -Alistair Overeem

What 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' and 'World's End' do is smuggle a different movie under the guise of a zombie movie or a cop or alien invasion movie. Even though they all have action and carnage, they are really films about growing up and taking responsibility. -Edgar Wright

Artists often become vocal advocates of freedom of expression because we depend on it so heavily in our work. But it is an inalienable right that belongs to everyone on an equal basis. -Nazanin Boniadi

The Way teaches that people outside the cult are evil – of the Devil. In line with that belief, the members tried to alienate me from my family, to whom I am very close, and from my friends. So I just drifted away. In seeing my three-month involvement as 'just a phase,' my parents were lucky rather than wise. -Michael O'Keefe

I walk into a restaurant, and people stare as though I've just landed from another planet. Every time I walk out in public, it's like the alien freak show has arrived. It does have its advantages. I hardly ever get bothered by the paparazzi, probably because of some of the more edgy characters I've played in movies. -Juliette Lewis

There's really no way to plan how to play an alien. -Morena Baccarin

Science fiction has always used metaphors and disguises, talking about alien civilizations or the future. -Robert J. Sawyer

As a child or young adult going through an illness, it can be stressful at times and boring and extremely alienating. -Vanessa Bayer

The concept of muse is alien to me. To speak of a muse implies there is a couple in which one person is the objectified passive element – there to help the creative, active, often male part of the duo to create. A muse is very passive. Who wants a muse? I don't want a muse. -Luca Guadagnino

It is out of the question that the task of socialist women's activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat. -Clara Zetkin

I think that it would be unwise of us not to believe that there is life outside of us, intelligent life. And so I do believe in aliens. -Sia

I hate parameters. They immediately alienate a bunch of people. -Carlene Carter

I came from a childhood where I spent a lot of time alone and a lot of time just living with my imagination, and a certain amount of the adult world was kind of alienating. -Chris Cornell

When I was a kid, and God was talking to me about music, I was like, 'Okay, I'll sing mainstream music,' because I was afraid to sing Christian music to alienate my friends. Honestly, it was going on 'Idol,' having that kind of exposure, that I realized there's something different about me. I just crave God being a part of every moment. -Lauren Daigle

People tend to treat people with disabilities sort of like they're aliens from another planet. It doesn't come from a bad place; it comes from a place of, 'I have no idea what this disability entails, and I don't want to offend anyone or make them feel awful.' -Zach Anner

Because I really love tax, tax topics actually feature quite a lot in my fiction of various lengths. I once wrote a science fiction short story centered around the idea of an alien tax code, and the idea that you can understand a society by parsing its tax code. -Ken Liu

Intolerance is alien to Hinduism. -Kapil Sibal

Even if you don't like what I do, and you don't like my band, you might have a fan that likes both of us, and why would you wanna alienate them? -Andy Biersack

I feel like I've kinda danced around telling the truest story I can for many years of my life. I've been a little distracted by trying to be shocking or edgy or cool or whatever, and by letting go of that and telling the truest story I can – even if it's about aliens and talking raccoons – it works. -James Gunn

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with different planets in the solar system, and I used to create, for every single planet, a different alien race with a certain kind of pet, a certain kind of house, a certain kind of water system, and everything. I would draw these pictures. I had hundreds of these pictures in a box. -James Gunn

Empty values statements create cynical and dispirited employees, alienate customers, and undermine managerial credibility. -Patrick Lencioni

My son is the voice of 'The Lego Movie''s Duplo alien. -Christopher Miller

The one place where I do think our culture today has to be extremely careful is this whole thing about illegal aliens. Because any time you start defining a significant block of the population as 'others,' or as less than you, you start getting into dangerous waters. -Erik Larson

How you frame a debate is very important. When you call someone an 'illegal alien,' you've already stacked the deck against them. -Erik Larson

I think maybe it's time for liberals to not start weeping when I say things like 'retard' or 'illegal alien.' -Ann Coulter

Failure to deport aliens who are convicted for criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk – especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators. -Jeff Sessions

We do not want to alienate supporters. -Gary Lineker

Humans having any kind of sporting chance against hostile alien invaders armed with superior technology – Good luck. If they're advanced enough to cross the enormous distances of interstellar space, they're advanced enough to wipe us out without breaking whatever in their physiology passes for a sweat. -Nick Sagan

Human divisions would be child's play for any reasonably competent alien overlord to exploit – check the masterful 'Twilight Zone' episode 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street' for an example of how that might play out. -Nick Sagan

When I was a kid, I remember seeing Michael Jackson. I thought he was an alien. You don't grow up to be like Michael Jackson. I'm not saying I'm Michael Jackson, but Mercury Prizes are for aliens, basically. So I was very chuffed that I got nominated, and then I won. -Benjamin Clementine

It was 'ST' format to let space and alien worlds, rather than human weakness, provide the conflict and danger necessary to our adventure show. -Gene Roddenberry

In Minneapolis, we believe in connection, not alienation. We believe in compassion, not indifference. We believe in love, but we are not timid. -Betsy Hodges

I never felt particularly alienated as an English person in America. It doesn't feel culturally like a massive gap to me. -Max Minghella

I got a chance to work with so many stalwarts from British cinema. Judi Dench, of course, who is a legend. Then there was my director Stephen Frears. He is the man who made some of British cinema's salient trendsetters. -Ali Fazal

A doctor, a judge, or a piece of paper shouldn't have the power to tell someone who he or she is. We should all have the absolute and inalienable right to define ourselves, in our own terms and in our own languages, and to be able to express our identity and perspectives without fear of consequences and retribution. -Chelsea Manning

It's not that I don't like TV. It's alien to me. I haven't watched a television show in decades. -Ethan Coen

That's sort of what we wanted to do: conquer from the margins, sort of find our place in the middle based on the fact that we were creatures of the margin and of alienation. -Walter Becker

The opportunity to build an enduring product far outweighs the cost of alienating a few users along the way. And the sooner you internalize that trade-off, the faster you'll move along the path to scale. -Reid Hoffman

I am a political prisoner. I am a political prisoner because I am a casualty of a perennial war that is being fought between the oppressed Irish people and an alien, oppressive, unwanted regime that refuses to withdraw from our land. -Bobby Sands

An employee, even a very junior person, if they can articulately summarize a meeting, if they can put together a presentation and even emails that are really salient and to the point, they are so valued. -Julie Sweet

Congress should pass a law repealing birthright citizenship for children of foreign citizens, with the sole exception being children of legal permanent residents. Children born to business travelers, foreign students, tourists, and illegal aliens would not be automatically citizens of the United States. -Tom Tancredo

Trump wants to repeal birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens, so Fox has joined conventional liberal opinion in opposing it. Welcome to Fox's My Spin Zone. -Tom Tancredo

If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. -Tom Tancredo

What do we know about the diseases carried by illegal aliens? Not much, thanks to government secrecy, but we know enough to be worried. -Tom Tancredo

There's so much interest and curiosity about alien life, interstellar travel. It's always in the news. -Bonnie Hammer

You think of floating on a rock in space as so alien, but that's exactly what we're doing. -Winnie Harlow

What unites Trump's voters is a sense of alienation from America's wealthy and powerful. -J. D. Vance

I think I felt pretty alienated, being bigger, being mixed race, being of lower socioeconomic standing. -Paloma Elsesser

Under Nasser, Egyptian nationalism was built on little more than pan-Arab irredentism and anti-Western and anti-Israeli sentiment. Mr. Mubarak retained these powerful brainwashers and allowed the rise of a religious component to further alienate Egyptians from liberal and democratic thinking. -Andre Aciman

'The Wall' is a reaction to 'Edge of Tomorrow,' where I was like, 'I don't need time travel and aliens to take a hero and pin them down in an impossible situation. I can do it in a much simpler way.' And that was 'The Wall.' -Doug Liman

My designs are slightly subversive in their way; it can be in the cut or the colour, but they're always obtainable: they're not so difficult that a 40-year-old woman wanting to go to a cocktail party looking foxy and a little bit different in something well-made would be alienated by them. -Giles Deacon

In movies, we've run out of ideas for bad guys. We end up with politically incorrect villains, like Arab terrorists or Latin drug dealers or corrupt politicians. Well, aliens are the best film villains since the Nazis. You don't have to worry about offending anyone. -Dean Devlin

New York is about as cosmopolitan as it gets. It's a fairly mixed and woke town, so there weren't a lot of situations growing up where I felt like the outsider or the alien. -Jordan Peele

'Ghost Adventures,' 'Mountain Monsters,' weird alien UFO shows like 'Ancient Aliens.' The people who are self-appointed experts in these fields are really a series of national treasures. -Wil Wheaton

Nobody has ever convinced me that ancient aliens have visited Earth. Not even close. -Dan Brown

In a zombie apocalypse movie, nobody's ever seen a zombie movie. Or in an alien invasion movie, nobody has ever seen an alien invasion movie, like 'Independence Day.' -Ernest Cline

This idea of feminism as a party to which only a select few people get to come – this is why so many women, particularly women of colour, feel alienated from mainstream western academic feminism. Because don't we want it to be mainstream? -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When I was in high school, I felt totally alienated from the world, but I loved movies. They were my escape, but coming from a disadvantaged community, I never knew that filmmaking was an option for me. A program like School of Doc would have been a game-changer. -Roger Ross Williams

I was only listening to rock music, burning joss sticks in my bedroom, wanting only to be a disc jockey, and watching six hours of television a night – the worst kind of teenage alienation. -Stephen Hough

North Korea is still my homeland, my country. I suffered on the outside because I was alien, without identity. I was nobody. I was in the worst situation, fighting for everything, to survive. -Lee Hyeon-seo

Messi is an alien that dedicates himself to playing with humans. -Gianluigi Buffon

Insects are living metaphors for me. They are so alien and so remote and so perfect, but also they are emotionless; they don't have any human or mammalian instincts. They'll eat their young at the drop of a hat; they can eat your house! There's no empathy – none. -Guillermo del Toro

I respect people's feelings when they say they love me, but it is completely their choice of expression, and I am alien to it. People have a right to express, but that's it. -Karan Patel

As efficiently as our phones connect us to one another, and as much as we take advantage of that, we must remember that they have the power to alienate us, too. -Robert Rinder

I won two Golden Globes, and there was a long, long period in between the wins. That might be explained by the fact that when I first won the award, for '3rd Rock on the Sun,' I satirically compared aliens on the show to the Foreign Press Association. And they did not take that well. -John Lithgow

I feel really lucky to have been able to not only have him as a brother – because I love him and he's such a smart guy and an interesting, fun guy – but also have a friend to go through and chart and navigate the waters of Hollywood, which can be kind of alienating and lonely at times just because everyone is always… you know what it's like. -Casey Affleck

What sweetens the deal for me is that I get to develop an alien species from the ground up. I'm playing Saru, a Kelpian, and this race has never been seen before in any 'Star Trek' series. -Doug Jones

I got to a point where I referred to myself as Dolores of the Cranberries instead of myself because I alienated my real self from what I became so much. -Dolores O'Riordan

Donald Trump will become president even after losing the popular vote in our November elections by a wide margin. To govern effectively, he must appeal to a broader base than what he campaigned on and avoid the divisive rhetoric that alienated so many Americans. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

I realized that there's this fine line between being personal and being general and being alienating. -Sharon Van Etten

I am my therapist, and I analyze what's happening and if I'm being hurt in the process. The result is songs that are very emotional, very deep, although I try to write them generally so they won't alienate the listener. -Sharon Van Etten

I hit 'record' whenever I'm going through a really hard time. I don't listen to it for a couple of days, so I have some perspective. If it's too personal to share, and I feel like would alienate the listeners, then I usually don't share that stuff. -Sharon Van Etten

If an alien came down from Mars and saw us all taking selfies and the like, I think it'd up and leave. It'd think we were all mad. -Joe Cole

Kubrick has a divining rod for the concealed, alienating secrets of characters. -Bennett Miller

I used to think that the feeling of alienation that I would have was just me, but I realise that it's also a symptom of the modern world. -Hilton Als

In those times when a kid first tries to express themselves creatively, it sets them on a different path. Sometimes, that path can be really wonderful and can lead to a career doing some of the things you love. I also think that the price on that is a certain amount of alienation or distance created between a lot of the people around you. -Paul Dini

I remembered what it was like: the weirdness, being the odd man out, trying to make my way around campus, and trying to figure out who my friends would be, who to steer clear of. I wrote it all down in a fanciful way – the feelings of alienation, the feelings of uncertainty, of being away from home for the first time. -Paul Dini

I believe the assertion that every human life has an inherent and inalienable value will only be strengthened if we apply this principle to the morality of defending both convicted criminals and the lives of the unborn. -Blase J. Cupich

Our parents are the most invaluable teachers we have, and no matter how alien it might seem to ask them to enter your 'work' world, you might just be surprised what comes out of it. -Holly Branson

We are all vulnerable to the tendency to overestimate the likelihood of vivid, cognitively available risks rather than statistically likelier, but less salient, risks. -Karl Iagnemma

When we were kids, we would just go walking: just walk in a direction and hope that you were gonna find a crashed alien spaceship or buried pirate's treasure or something like that. You never did. You'd find, like, a coyote skeleton, something like that. That was the most exciting thing you'd ever find. -Jon Watts

Although I hold a German passport, I feel very much alienated when I'm there. -W. G. Sebald

When I was a young man in school, I used to read science fiction and really liked it. And as I became a young artist, I was filling up my portfolio with alien planets and spacecraft and things like that. -Douglas Trumbull

Pope Francis is calling for a better way to hold together complicated family lives in the midst of official church teaching without alienating people who have marital issues and family problems. -Anthea Butler

When we look at something that is alien to us, that is beyond our comprehension, what do we see but ourselves? -Trevor Paglen

Looking at younger artists, like Varda Caivano and Kerstin Bratsch, I see that their work has something in common that is new to my generation. There's an effort to value the evidence of the hand and the handmade thing while also acknowledging the way in which the making of things with hands has such a complex, alienated place in our culture. -Jessica Stockholder

Kids today are really so alienated from the source of food. If they are going to nourish themselves properly, if they are going to safeguard this environment we have and the economy that goes with it and world hunger that goes with it, they need to know about food. -Lidia Bastianich

The thought crossed my mind about not wanting to alienate my fan base, but I don't know what would alienate them or bring them in, so I decided not to think about it. -India Arie

When you play the king of elves and alien warlords, little me is very uninteresting. But, at the same time, actors feel this obligation to be transparent, and I truly don't understand the point. -Lee Pace

For all the spectacle of CGI, there's something alien and unreal about that domain, like a videogame. -John Hillcoat

Social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – I steer away from them. They're alienating us socially as well as bringing us together. -John Hillcoat

Certain films, when shot digitally, the detail is like CG: you can't feel the sweat. I feel like digital is alienating. There's something superficial to digital compared to the richness of film. -John Hillcoat

'Hamlet' is so modern; 'Coriolanus' is utterly alien to our consciousness, and that makes it difficult for us. -David Farr

Texas is as alien as Mars. -Joe R. Lansdale

I didn't see a lot of role models or women who looked like me on screen when I was growing up. For me, one thing that changed all of that was seeing Keke Palmer in 'Akeelah and The Bee.' That film made me realize that I wasn't an alien. -Letitia Wright

From an early age, my favorite thing to read was novels. For years, when I was writing only nonfiction, still I was reading almost exclusively novels. It's weird to be producing something that you don't consume. It feels really alienating. -Elif Batuman

I don't want to alienate anybody. If you're making a joke about men and men are laughing at it, it's a good joke. -Michelle Wolf

If a work alienates a reader, should that be counted against it? I respect people that love 'Ulysses,' for example, but I'm on the other side of the argument. 'Ulysses' would be better if it seduced me. But I probably have the minority point of view. -B. J. Novak

No company is hiring anyone to search for messages from aliens. Most people don't seem to think there's much benefit to it. The lack of interest is, I think, because most people don't realize what even a simple detection would really mean. -Frank Drake

By preventing the federal government from removing known criminal aliens, we allow our country to be a safe haven for criminals. -Kirstjen Nielsen

In the role of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie seemed in 1972 like a strange alien creature, not so much coming from another planet as from a future age. His purpose: to warn us about a dangerous society where values were to be turned inside out. -Robert Hilburn

The medieval Islamic world, from Central Asia to the shores of the Atlantic, was a world where scholars and men of learning flourished. But because we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society, and system of belief, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own history. -Prince Charles

The alienated man lashing out at society is a trope that popular culture loves to explore. -Michelle Dean

Zero gravity is such an alien environment – completely different from everything we've grown up with every single day of our lives. And it's incomprehensible how much better it was than I anticipated it would be. -Peggy Whitson

At a moment when people are losing faith in their ability to participate in politics and make themselves heard, the media can play a critical role in reversing that sense of alienation. -Katharine Viner

The planet Mars – crimson and bright, filling our telescopes with vague intimations of almost-familiar landforms – has long formed a celestial tabula rasa on which we have inscribed our planetological theories, utopian fantasies, and fears of alien invasion or ecological ruin. -David Grinspoon

When you think about alien intelligences making art, you then have to think about what art is and how bound up it is in the nature of consciousness. Why do we make art? And what can we expect to have in common with other creatures in universe? -David Grinspoon

We can look out on an alien landscape that no one has seen before and find it beautiful. -David Grinspoon

The 'Star Wars' films are known for their exotic aliens, sophisticated robots, sleek technology, and planet-sized battle stations. -Dave Itzkoff

I never turn on the crowd. Sometimes, you think it's a terrible show, and then afterward, sometimes people say they really liked it. So turning on the crowd is only going to alienate the few people who might like it. What do I do in that situation? Get through it. -John Mulaney

There are some beautiful creatures in the ocean that seem very alien at the same time. -Jeff Vandermeer

If you can tell me what gun, type of gun, I can possess, then I didn't really get that right to keep and bear arms from God. It was not bequeathed to me; it was not unalienable, right? -Scott Pruitt

Computers are the most powerful tools that humanity has ever created. Yet, we treat them largely as a black box; as if it were an alien artifact that magically appeared on desks, in homes, and in our pockets. -Tobias Lutke

I'm not downplaying my age – because humankind is such that people run away from their age. Especially women. Guys pretend not to care, but they do. Age is not a good thing to most human beings. But, being an alien, I embrace it. -Bernard Hopkins

I feel that for a lot of my career, I had success, I was adored, but I was also this alien creature. I want to show that I have the skill like any other female model, and I'm asking for the same equal treatment and equal respect as any other female model. -Andreja Pejic

Who can forget the awesome scene in 'Independence Day' when the White House gets blown up by aliens? Sure, it looks cheesy now, but back in 1994, it was incredible. -Phoebe Robinson

It is important to remember that if we treat people who could be allies as enemies, we can only alienate them from our cause. -Karamo Brown

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it is my job, my responsibility, as an astronomer to remind people that alien hypotheses should always be a last resort. -Tabetha S. Boyajian

I don't think we were shy so much as we were terrified. Especially when we did 'Saturday Night Live' on live TV. We looked really animatronic because we were scared, but it came off as being this alien sort of attitude, which served us well, because people were like, 'Whoa, this is so weird.' -Kate Pierson

I used to think that most published writers, the ones I admired, had a muse, or a special connection to the universe, to nature, or to aliens – something inaccessible to me that caused their prose to flow onto the page, already perfect. -Ayobami Adebayo

I am working with Donald Trump to deport dangerous illegal aliens, build the wall, and end sanctuary cities. -Dan Donovan

Virginians can choose to continue to elect criminal, illegal aliens like MS-13 – and by the way, they are animals – or, we can arrest them, deport them back to the countries where they came from, and build the wall! -Corey Stewart

The 'Post' seems to think my strong stance on illegal alien criminals will be a liability in my run for governor of Virginia. -Corey Stewart

If you're an illegal alien in Prince William County, I'd get out. -Corey Stewart

I haven't reported in grand detail on rituals of American life, road journeys or malls or the death of steel-manufacturing towns. I think this is because I feel a degree of alienation that I cannot combat. -Amitava Kumar

I've managed to alienate most of what would be considered the core audience that I'm supposed to have had. -Lou Barlow

I've put out a lot of stuff that just confused and alienated people: a huge chunk of songs that were verbal and musical challenges to myself, thoughts I was keeping myself busy with, nothing I had any intention of anybody grasping onto. -Lou Barlow

I think people have this idea that I just lived in my place in England and never left. During 'Looking,' I was in America for four years. I've got a green card. I spend half my time there. It doesn't feel like an alien world at all. -Andrew Haigh

Short of a space-alien invasion or an Oklahoma tornado, there is almost no problem that a democracy can tackle in a year. But that isn't why we have a government. We have a government to solve the problems that greedy, short-sighted businessmen like me can't. -Glenn Kelman

Whereas any political party, and nearly all voters, prize consistency as a sign of authentic, values-driven thinking, it is deeply alien to the hacker, who holds that changing your mind is simply intelligence in action. -Glenn Kelman

I wish I was as smart as Jeff Bezos. He's just a large-brained space alien. -Glenn Kelman

If your values don't alienate anyone, it is just platitude. -Glenn Kelman

Women often live according to rules they get from magazines or media. For example, if I don't have kids by the age of 30, there must be something wrong with me. Goals are great to have, but having too many expectations won't work, and worse, it will alienate your partner. -Rachel Hollis

I can't really worry about nuclear war any more than I can worry about the aliens coming. -Kamasi Washington

In Germany, people feel like they own classical music, that it is somehow theirs. Over there, everyone still learns to play, and the great composers don't seem alien. -Max Richter

Back in the early '70s, when Susie and I were first married, we had a little house that we rented, and we used to have parties. People would come, and they wouldn't leave. I used to get so tired. I'd put on the Stanley Brothers, 'Songs for the Good People,' and the house would clear in five minutes. It was not liked; it was alien. It was weird. -Ry Cooder

What's incredible with Trent Reznor is how he took all the alienation and the rejection of traditional rock and found a way to encapsulate it in a form that made the public finally get industrial music. -Genesis P-Orridge

I don't see why we should alienate anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ethnicity. -Finn Balor

When I watch alien movies, I want to be the alien. I don't want to be the people that make first contact or anything; I just want to be that creature. -Perfume Genius

I feel trapped in my body. I want to be like like Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy,' when she unlocks everything within her – I want to do that. I want to be the alien in 'Arrival' – a spitty, infinite-time-loop creature. -Perfume Genius

Imagine a world, if you will, where crime does not exist. A startling proposition that seems outlandish, but our imaginations, of course, need not be bounded by the rules and restrictions imposed by realism. It would be a world, one might suppose, where equality reigned, where the thought of violence was so alien that it need not be practiced. -Sarah Weinman

Rereading 'Child 44' brought out the novel's meatier pleasures, its ability to create vivid characters in a world both alien to our own and chillingly recognizable. -Sarah Weinman

I didn't realise how much I was alienating people. I would constantly refuse to go out when friends would call. At one point, I didn't realise I was at home for a week. -Ileana D'Cruz

Perhaps faith is a faith in one's self, the belief that one wouldn't feel so moved by the encounter if it weren't divine, a trust in one's own deepest positive responses. To doubt it would involve a self-alienation. -Robert Nozick

I'm just Jeffree. Everyone calls me he/she/whatever they want to call me; I'm an alien. -Jeffree Star

I love tie dye, metallic, and anything that stands out in terms of fashion. If it is fun and unique, I am into it… especially if it has aliens on it! -Jeffree Star

I can't take 'The Room' and show it to an agent and say, 'Hey man, cast me in something.' It's an alien film. -Greg Sestero

I'm not a player; I'm an alien. -Metta World Peace

Boy, if anyone wants to get visited from an alien, it's me. I'm dying, and I've been sending out that invitation to the universe ever since I was a kid. I don't believe in little green men. That's collective neurosis of society. So I don't believe that. -Joe Satriani

Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable. -Melanie Martinez

My earliest memory is of my first day at primary school and the distress of seeing my mother part from me.And being in a room full of strangers – of aliens. I felt that I would never see her again. -Steven Berkoff

Ultimately, I don't think you can be a character who's completely alien or divorced from your own personality. It's probably true of every writer – it's probably true of every filmmaker, every songwriter – that, ultimately, every character you create is a facet of yourself. -Steven Wilson

We are living in dystopia, in a world that is dominated by technology and disconnect, alienation, loneliness, and dysfunction. -Steven Wilson

Remember, I'm the guy who didn't want the referendum – I wouldn't have had it if I'd been prime minister. But you have to respect how people voted because this was partly about political alienation, so if the response to political alienation is to ignore it, that's a recipe for more political alienation. -Ed Miliband

The Democrats are fighting for illegal aliens. Donald Trump is fighting for American citizens. -Stephen Miller

I'm skeptical of claims that we've been visited by aliens from another planet or other dimension, but I don't rule it out 100 percent. I have an open mind, and I do believe there's other life in the universe. -Leroy Chiao

We don't have to treat homosexuals like they are aliens living amongst us. They are regular people. -Charlamagne tha God

'You're not alone' can be a great thing to hear when you're feeling quite despondent and alienated from the world and yourself. But if you're someone who's been completely overwrought with the intensity of life and the world, getting some space to be alone can be one of the things you crave most. -Andrew W.K.

When I was at my most outrageous and destructive, I alienated almost everybody. -Bobcat Goldthwait

No matter who you are, you're gonna feel alienated by somebody. -Denzel Curry

I swear that he is an alien. There is something about his phrasing that is so unpredictable and cool. It makes you wonder where it came from. I wish I could play like that. I listen to Jeff Beck and think, 'Bloody hell!' The way that Jeff Beck and his band play together is just amazing. Yeah, those guys definitely come from another planet. -Orianthi

I feel like an alien sometimes, where I don't feel like I belong anywhere. -CL

I think there's a chance that aliens might just see us as beef cattle, so that's us done. Whether they would inhabit us in that way is pretty fanciful because they'd probably just get from us what they could, and then I just see us as fast food. -Matt Berry

Today, actors aren't forced to ditch their regional accents like they used to. The best example's Tom Baker, a Scouser who went to great lengths to change his accent and ended up with something alien – and fantastic. It's sad that when the likes of him go, there won't be those sorts of accents any more. -Matt Berry

Even the idea of people paying to hear me shouting into a microphone for an hour is alien to me – and I hope it always will be. -Lewis Capaldi

There is nothing morally objectionable in stating that a country has the inalienable right to decide on the exact number of immigrants and the exact type of immigrants that it wishes to let into its borders. As part of that calculus, it is perfectly rational to exhibit preferential treatment to immigrants who share one's cultural values. -Gad Saad

Stop treating Muslims as if they're some kind of foreign, alien entity rather than part of the fabric of Canadian society or American society or British society. -Mehdi Hasan

Supergirl is this unattainable, idealistic optimist of an alien, and all of us can escape into her world, and she always saves the day. -Melissa Benoist

I was very affected as a foreigner coming from Copenhagen, which is the safest, most liberal town in the entire galaxy. I was like an alien stranded in a strange land for the first time in the U.S. -Nicolas Winding Refn

Anytime you're telling a story about monsterhood, you're playing around with ideas about otherness and alienation. -Liv Hewson

Gene Roddenberry is one of the greatest guys who ever lived because he gave us hope that the future might be bright and we could accept one another for whoever we were, even if we were alien. That's an amazing message, don't you think? -Richard Dormer

I had a lot of professional wrestling experience from around the world when I joined the company, but what NXT did was prepare me for WWE television, an environment that was alien to me at that point. -Neville

I think if aliens came to Earth, we would laugh. If there was an alien technology, we would laugh. -Zal Batmanglij

What I'm drawn to most as a filmmaker are these tribes that are seen as 'fringe' cultures. We live in a society where many young people feel alienated, and these family constructs are an antidote to that. -Zal Batmanglij

I always think that 'Sound of My Voice' is a movie about the crumbs in 'Hansel and Gretel.' You know, those crumbs. It's about finding your way out of the claustrophobia and alienation of modern life. -Zal Batmanglij

I remember playing a college in Michigan, and they all held up their hand to show me where they live, which made me wonder what weird alien cult I had entered. -Iliza Shlesinger

Western music is alien to my ears. -Sanjay Leela Bhansali

The leaders of the Women's March, arguably the most prominent feminists in the country, have some chilling ideas and associations. Far from erecting the big tent so many had hoped for, the movement they lead has embraced decidedly illiberal causes and cultivated a radical tenor that seems determined to alienate all but the most woke. -Bari Weiss

My body is sometimes this thing I look at and think, 'What strange, alien thing grew around my consciousness?' It's like this weird fungus that's just there. -Rain Dove

The way woman is defined by marketable modeling and commercial standards… It makes me feel alien to myself. -Rain Dove

Keenser is a smart alien. I try to bring a little bit of comedy into it, but he's a great thinker. -Deep Roy

When I was starting my journey as a young guitar player, I was listening to The Beatles, the Stones, and all the British invasion bands, Top 40, Motown, and all the great music of the '60s. Then the alien ship landed, and life changed again forever… Jimi Hendrix. -Steve Lukather

I was pregnant and nursing most of the years I was at 24 Sussex. I was ill-prepared and hardly even knew my husband, let alone how I was supposed to fit into this world that was very alien to me. -Margaret Trudeau

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