Best Quotes About Almost

I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time. -Steven Wright

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. -Arthur C. Clarke

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. -Robert Benchley

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. -Robert Frost

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. -Sloan Wilson

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing. -Golda Meir

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. -e. e. cummings

I wish all consumers were as gullible as advertising's biggest critics. Anyone who believes advertising is that powerful will believe almost anything. -Jef I. Richards

Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising. -Calvin Coolidge

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult. -James Randolph Adams

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. -P. G. Wodehouse

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. -Bill Veeck

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it. -Stephen Baker

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. -Bill Vaughan

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong. -Russell Baker

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. -Robert Wilson Lynd

Misery is almost always the result of thinking. -Joseph Joubert

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. -Jessamyn West

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. -Sydney J. Harris

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. -John Keats

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. -A. E. Housman

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. -Edward Gorey

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. -Alexandre Dumas

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -Albert Camus

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. -James K. Polk

Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing. -Mary Calderone

A publisher should always be on the receiving end. He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage. -Cass Canfield

We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now – it's almost an ultimate in absurdity. -Clark M. Clifford

The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it. -Charles Colson

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them. -Geoffrey Fisher

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. -Harry S Truman

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness. -Hugh Sidey

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. -Margaret Thatcher

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. -J. Edgar Hoover

The scramble to get into college is going to be so terrible in the next few years that students are going to put up with almost anything, even an education. -Barnaby C. Keeney

Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties. They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous. -Melvin Maddocks

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. -David McFadden

Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. -James A. Michener

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. -Marianne Moore

The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical. -Richard Owen

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots. -George Santayana

This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it. -Ugo Betti

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. -Heywood Broun

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self. -Samuel Johnson

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job. -Alexandre Dumas

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. -Jeremy Collier

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. -John Ruskin

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. -Karen Blixen

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. -Thomas Fuller

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. -Herodotus

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see. -Edward de Bono

Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. -Arthur C. Clarke

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf – it's almost a law. -H. G. Wells

Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one? -Lawrence G. Lovasik

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -Charles Schwab

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. -Alan Greenspan

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. -Winston Churchill

A lot of people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it. -Dusty Springfield

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening. -Greta Garbo

I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me. -Whitney Houston

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. -Michael Jordan

I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture. -Frank Lloyd Wright

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

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. -Benjamin Disraeli

Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything. -Ivana Trump

Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response. -Lawrence Summers

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them. -Jack Welch

Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer. -Peter Drucker

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win. -Doug Collins

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it. -Al Capp

Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. -Washington Irving

Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. -Katherine Anne Porter

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best. -Robertson Davies

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. -Bob Hope

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it. -William Ellery Channing

My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it. -Sam Abell

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. -Dave Barry

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. -Jawaharlal Nehru

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. -Salvador Dali

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. -Winston Churchill

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

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. -George Orwell

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. -Eduardo Galeano

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true. -James T. Farrell

White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. -Aldous Huxley

If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands. -Bob Feller

A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball. -Christy Mathewson

I thought I had to show all my stuff and I almost tore the boards of the grandstand with my fastball. -Cy Young

Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball. -Mickey Mantle

Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps. -Willie Mays

It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane. -Charles Lindbergh

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. -Stanley Kubrick

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them. -Rod McKuen

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational. -A. N. Wilson

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. -H. L. Mencken

I almost forgot what it's like to be proud of my government. -Edward Norton

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met. -Marguerite Duras

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. -Colin Powell

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. -Quintilian

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden. -Frank Yerby

Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment. -Pearl Bailey

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. -James Baldwin

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. -Denis Waitley

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. -William Wordsworth

I was so cold the other day, I almost got married. -Shelley Winters

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it. -Ernest Renan

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. -Jane Austen

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. -Maya Angelou

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. -Billy Graham

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle. -Jean Genet

A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee. -Arnold H. Glasow

A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous. -Graham Greene

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. -Edward Gibbon

In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. -John Keats

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed. -Eric Hoffer

Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there. -J. G. Ballard

Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century. -J. G. Ballard

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them. -Charles Kingsley

Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't. -Russell Hoban

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships. -Alexis de Tocqueville

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks. -Anthony Trollope

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it. -Salvador Dali

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson

To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired. -George Santayana

The age of the book is almost gone. -George Steiner

You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone. -Mark Caine

Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. -Charles Caleb Colton

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. -Charles Caleb Colton

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. -Dale Carnegie

The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture. -Raymond Chandler

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

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. -Florence Nightingale

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. -Thomas Love Peacock

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. -Alexander Pope

Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait. -Dick Cheney

Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition. -Eliza Farnham

I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm. The occupation is a fiasco. There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the war. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one. -Thomas Carlyle

The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account. -David Ogilvy

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -Douglas Adams

At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman. -Harold MacMillan

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self. -Elaine Dundy

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. -James Madison

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times – almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it. -Bette Davis

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. -Aldous Huxley

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship. -James Russell Lowell

We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly. -Jean de la Bruyere

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. -Carl Sagan

That decision, for me, was almost certainly definitely wrong. -Kevin Keegan

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera. -William Butler Yeats

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. -John D. Rockefeller

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance. -Hannah Arendt

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips. -J. Paul Getty

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves – so how can we know anyone else? -Sydney J. Harris

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven. -John Lubbock

A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide. -Russell Lynes

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. -John Henry Newman

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. -John Henry Newman

The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again. -Nora Ephron

Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know? -Chris Rock

The suffering of the Bahamian people is nearly ended. A new day is coming. It is almost here. -Perry Christie

Students of American history will recall that the important place where work gets done in the legislative body, almost without exception, is in the committees, more so than on the floor although sometimes more attention is paid to the floor. -Paul Sarbanes

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen. -Norm Coleman

Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation. -Robert Foster Bennett

Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country. -Dan Rather

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise. -Winston Churchill

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage. -Alan Brien

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure. -Auguste Rodin

In some ways, her life is so much worse that everybody else's, people feel almost cheered up and inspired. They feel like, 'If Hayley hasn't killed herself, why should I?' -Kelly Ripa

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. -Irwin Shaw

Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy. -Nguyen Cao Ky

Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain. -Philip Pullman

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. -Bill Gates

I have an almost religious zeal… not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up. -Dan Millman

All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. -Beatrix Potter

Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live. -Amy Poehler

I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe. -Barbara Mikulski

And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future. -Brian Schweitzer

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty. -Kathleen Blanco

I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel pressed and tense almost every day of my life about something or other. And I think it's the one thing, as I look into people's eyes, that I think I share with almost everybody. -William Friedkin

My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they'd have you put in the loony bin. -Desmond Llewelyn

Don't you want to know what's real and what's not? I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. So, it's almost like, what's real and what's not? -Queen Latifah

I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light. -Galen Rowell

Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal. -Max Schmeling

Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian. -Roger Fry

I feel like I almost didn't grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn't aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago. -Bryce Dallas Howard

Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate. -Iggy Pop

Composition has almost always been solitary. -Wendy Carlos

To be challenged means to strive. I'm almost certain that's true. -Alfred Molina

You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level. -Tobey Maguire

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things – it almost becomes second nature to do so. -Adam Garcia

Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that. -Werner Herzog

I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis. -Venus Williams

The women's movement is taking a different form right now, and it is because it has been so effective and so successful that there's a huge counter movement to try to stop it, to try to divide women from one another, to try to almost foment divisiveness. -Carol Gilligan

I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated by the federal government. I can see through it… they can't pull the wool over my eyes, it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool over my eyes about the government. -Gary Coleman

In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day! -Angie Dickinson

Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave. -Emil Cioran

To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible; to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future. -Emil Cioran

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward. -Carol Channing

Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric. -Edward Said

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so. -Edwin Armstrong

I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria. -Sting

When people are smiling they are most receptive to almost anything you want to teach them. -Allen Funt

I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And it's almost like, as Yogi Berra said, 'deja vu all over again.' -Bobby Hull

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald Reagan

If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery. -Michael Harrington

For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together almost like the BBC does in England. It's opened up everything so wide that it's possible for everyone to have different ideas. -Joey Ramone

Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life. -Manfred von Richthofen

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

I almost died, secretly, behind closed doors. -Stephen Baldwin

You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors. -Arundhati Roy

I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard. -Bill Dixon

I grew up in Texas, but that was 20 years ago. Last year, in Fort Worth, they had hail the size of softballs. We're seeing more and more powerful storms, of all types, almost on a biblical level. -Bill Paxton

It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. -Patty Duke

When I have sat at home with this God-given talent for music for a long time, somebody approaches me out of the blue and asks me to play for them. It's almost as though there's a force somewhere which is saying 'no sittin' around, out you go! -Jeremy Spencer

I think that one of Elvis' charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, which I don't know what was there, but just from his singing I could feel that he was very partial to gospel music. -Patti Page

I like how they are. I think they're great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I've ever lived. Really, it's terrific. -Peter Carey

It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity. -Terry Fox

'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse. -Joe Clark

I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output, regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well. There must be 600 finished words-not almost right words. -Arthur Hailey

Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art – or almost the only stuff. -D. H. Lawrence

The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don't want something, it will not be done. -Sun Myung Moon

Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the 'best' in your chosen field, whatever it is. -Donald G. Mitchell

It's almost seems as though there's a battle going on between the public and all the fast-food establishments, and, believe me, I think it's very tasty food. -Regis Philbin

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. -Walter Murch

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation. -Howard Crosby

I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that. -Campbell Scott

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit. -John Hurt

Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than in the lives of most members of my class, and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone else who ever attended the school. -John Knowles

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author any affection he has for his book. -Michael Lewis

A lot of people who were the best in their fields. I was fortunate enough to be friends with Sammy Davis, Jr. – I spent a lot of time with Sammy. I was over at his house almost every night. Those people were very special and very special for me. -James Darren

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two. -Will Eisner

I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this. -David Crosby

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon. -Roger Bacon

As long as man labors for a physical existence, though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural; it is life, though that of this world, for which he instinctively works. -Jones Very

I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen. -Karl Urban

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

The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. -Tom Peters

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available. -Howard Gardner

The problem that I have is with the music business. For some reason it seems almost impossible to get anything, any music, released which includes improvisation or soloing. -Jan Hammer

Each instrument has something to say to you. It's got its own character. Each horn has its own character and will say to you certain things. If you violate that, it's almost a sacrilege! -Jerome Richardson

Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it's more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody's interested in a single. -James Lee Burke

Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero. -David R. Ellis

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

Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay. -Grace Jones

We all have such common ways to identify with each other, and I think when you approach music in that organic way, it's almost indescribable how it connects human to human and heart to heart. -Debby Boone

Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music. -Jimi Hendrix

She had been dying so long that I had almost come to regard her as immortal. -Thomas Nelson Page

I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative. -Ben Kingsley

When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another, even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour. -Ben Kingsley

I realized at one point that David and I had not made a record together in almost 26 years and I thought that that was absurd because, first of all it had gone so fast, I didn't really realize, neither did David, that it had been that long. -Graham Nash

It's almost as if a demon might have passed from one host to another. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Dreiser… I love… and almost wouldn't speak to anyone who ever attacked him. -Marguerite Young

Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object. -Chuck Close

When I first came out with my fans and the wind hit me, I almost took off. -Sally Rand

Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. -Gouverneur Morris

Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days. -John Pilger

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer. -Julia Margaret Cameron

I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot. -Anthony Wayne

In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war. -Arthur Henderson

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations. -Arthur Henderson

In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time – the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car. -John Moody

People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned. -John Moody

Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin. -William Robertson Smith

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work? -Gary Becker

The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown. -Henry Walter Bates

The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so. -Howard Baker

You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don't take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something. -Jon Voight

I got this idea about being afraid to let go of something and being afraid of sinking into a state of almost anesthesia, where you have to trust other people. Just the paranoia of it all. And it seemed to suit the frenetic track. So I just wrote it out and, you know, said it. -Nick Rhodes

There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them. -Peter Weir

It's almost inevitable there's going to be an escalation on both sides. -Bill Luther

Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. -Charles Mackay

A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers – not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick. -James Franco

We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone. -James D. Houston

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure. -John Stuart Mill

Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order? -John W. Foster

I got a woman that's mean as she can be, sometimes I think she's almost as mean as me. -Roy Orbison

Just because I was almost 62, I did not feel decrepit and felt I wasn't finished being a soldier yet. -Gerald Griffin

There is a number among us, young and old, of all sorts almost among us, that swarm up and down towns, and woods, and fields, whose care and work hitherto hath been like bees, only to get honey to their own hive. -Thomas Shepard

Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace. -Cecilia Bartoli

I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam and the almost tribal separations and divisions of the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom. -Cat Stevens

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities. -Cat Stevens

There's nothing worse than putting two similar shows back-to-back. Viewers don't want to watch one show and then sit through another half-hour of almost the same thing. -David Hyde Pierce

Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments. -Jeffrey Sachs

It's such a pleasure to work in these movies, it's almost like it's not really happening. -Fred Willard

After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth. -Grover Cleveland

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman Ralph Augustine

So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health. -Robert Louis Stevenson

I think we really almost burnt ourselves out on one record. -Shannon Hoon

You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you. -George Whitefield

It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world. -George Whitefield

It draws you in and creates pictures, so what I do is almost like a talking story book. -Slick Rick

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have. -Arthur E. Morgan

Although there is a very large literature, still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar, its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological and historical than scientific. -Joseph Needham

And I have a really great agent and I know it's almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me. -Patricia Clarkson

Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life. -Suzanne Vega

I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello. I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime. -Ted Lange

I wanna survive an avalanche. I wanna be one of those people a dog finds buried under a ton of snow, almost dying of starvation. -Tre Cool

I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself. -Robert Bork

To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds. -Petrarch

One congressman asked 'I just want to know if you've accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior. The minister looked stunned, and he said 'no.' The whole table almost fell on the floor. The congressman was quite serious. That was his litmus test. -Jim Sasser

To my three sons, Peter, Scott, and Alexander who pulled me from the 18th Century and back into the present on a regular basis and therefore made me a better person, thank you. And to my wife, who sits at the table there. Who is right about almost everything. -Joseph J. Ellis

It was so cold I almost got married. -Shelley Winters

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us. -Theodor W. Adorno

We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that 'thousands' has almost passed out of the dictionary. -Everett Dirksen

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

Well, I think he's right to notice that there is a difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. Which is old and which is new is an interesting question, and I almost think that maybe he's got it backwards. -Robert Kagan

It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.' -Thomas Kinkade

From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ – but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

It helps when 1 can send the children off to their fathers so I can support my new book with a national publicity tour. I started writing the book when my daughter was 5. It took me almost four years. -Meg Tilly

I never planned on doing a book about Paul Farmer or his organization. I met him in Haiti when I was on a magazine assignment. It's almost like his story sort of fell in my lap. -Tracy Kidder

The world has changed, and it's almost been 11 years. I have 975 employees. I have six restaurants. We haven't opened any new ones in almost three years. -Emeril Lagasse

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities. -Iris Chang

The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It's carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it's dirt in the works of a watch. -Henry Flynt

I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology. -Lars von Trier

I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time. -Rick Boucher

One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage. -David Simon

Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore. -Bernard Cornwell

So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years. -Billy Sherwood

Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy. -Rick Allen

America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live. -Rick Allen

These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red) and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar, which are the only species of timber to be seen. -William Henry Ashley

There have been times I almost got a persecution complex. I felt like people wouldn't let me grow up. They always saw me as a smiling kid or goofy teenager, no matter how much I'd changed. -Ricky Schroder

I saw the Nutcracker to be a dummy as I thought of its mouth moving like a nutcracker – and also find them pretty scary as they almost have a life of their own. -Matthew Bourne

It's one of my strongest dance pieces – having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance – I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done. -Matthew Bourne

Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that's going on is not memetic. -Susan Blackmore

Once again, stock markets have been threatened with extinction for almost 75 years, and I have found that stock markets are harder to kill than roaches. -Arthur Levitt

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do. -Dave Blood

You can parody almost anything. -Bruce McCall

You can do almost anything with soup stock, it's like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good. -Martin Yan

The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat. -Michael Ondaatje

Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides. -Peter Benchley

It's almost as if people think that in Latin America we're not hip to what's happening here. -Ruben Blades

Well, if you look back, in almost two and a half years, the biggest change probably was in late 2000 when we decided to totally change the CA business model. -Sanjay Kumar

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. -Sydney Pollack

Therefore, once U.S. forces leave, it is almost inevitable that an anti-Western, anti-U.S. regime will arise. -William Odom

It is immoral from almost any point of view to refuse to defend yourself and others from very grave and terrible threats, even as there are limits to the means that can be used in such defense. -Herman Kahn

There was no race – but to the extent that there was an arms competition, it was almost entirely on the Soviet side, first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans. -Herman Kahn

The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy. -Irving Babbitt

There are so many lovely cities around the U.S., around the world, that it's almost impossible to pick one. -Isaac Hanson

My family has served the country in almost every major war since the Civil War. -Jack Scalia

I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health. -John Cameron

The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education. -Joseph Lancaster

In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians. -Joseph Lancaster

It was almost two years after I left Capital that I put out the first one on Chrysalis and that was really instructive because it was no better in particular than any other record I'd done. -Leo Kottke

Yeah I do and I don't mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes. -Leo Kottke

I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken. -Keith Emerson

The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they'll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually. -Paul Hirsch

It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation. -Roger Mahony

Writing and telling are almost the same, the way I do it. -Daniel Pinkwater

Well you know, it's true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal! -Daniel Pinkwater

Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years. -Hermann Hesse

Half of me is very excited and the other half is 'Haven't we seen this stuff before?' But I'm very impressed. I almost couldn't picture it when it was being put together. I couldn't picture it being in my hand, what it would look like. -Jaime Hernandez

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent. -John Mott

If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything. -Tom Allen

Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world – a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about. -John Desmond Bernal

The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost as much from that of a simple, mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours; because something that must underlie and perhaps be even greater than sex is involved. -John Desmond Bernal

Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan. -Phil Simms

There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on… we had some good times. -William Bell

I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people. The bankers almost fell over. -Muhammad Yunus

We have so much left to experience and learn about each other – it's almost like we've been remarried with the show being over. Now it's a whole new life for us. -Nick Lachey

We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency. -Rem Koolhaas

The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal. It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt. -Rem Koolhaas

The luxury of our position now is that we can almost assemble any team to address any issue. -Rem Koolhaas

The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk. -Jacqueline du Pre

Wearing this kind of costume is not something I fantasize about. It's not natural, it's not comfortable. I don't see myself as this. But it gives you dramatic license to do almost anything when you're dressed as a bug. -Joan Severance

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that. -Ad Reinhardt

I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947. -George Shearing

I've done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one. -Joshua Leonard

This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation. -Carroll Quigley

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies. -Carter G. Woodson

My daughter, Anna, is almost 15, and my son, Ben, is almost 10. -Cornelia Funke

I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career. -Duane G. Carey

According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin. -Ellsworth Huntington

It seems strange that almost no other traces of the strong vikings are found in America. -Ellsworth Huntington

Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects. -Ellsworth Huntington

But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years. -Ezra Stiles

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom. -Ezra Stiles

I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer. -Francis W. Newman

Although we love the idea of choice – our culture almost worships it – we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable. -Hugh Mackay

Is it not evident that the Canadas, as well as the other colonies, have been left in a great measure to grope their way as they could through the darkness which surrounds them, almost totally unaided by the parent state? -John Strachan

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes. -Knute Rockne

From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance. -Mary C. Jones

It's absolutely true that it's almost impossible to play a character without having any affection for him. -Michael Shanks

Whether or not our system of Indian management has been a success during the past ten, fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking. -Nelson A. Miles

I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches, and I do this voluntarily. -Pete Seeger

I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together. -Stanley Crouch

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain. -Donna Tartt

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe. -Eric S. Raymond

With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison. -John Spratt

The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us. -Josiah Warren

The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful. -Frederick Locker-Lampson

You know, people who almost – yeah, there's a slight reluctance there – but there's also an ambiguity. What are their morals? What is their code of living. What are they really doing here. And it is just interesting because it is never black or white. -Matt Robinson

I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction, but there has been an almost disproportionate amount of that genre in my body of work. I don't know what to make of it. -Daniel Dae Kim

I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you're almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people. -Joe Williams

I think politics is important. It's how we run our society. I think it should be natural to have an interest in the subject, and I almost don't understand why some people don't. -Chester Brown

'Penthouse' didn't seem to concentrate as much on the girls' faces, and I really wanted to see the girls' faces. It seems like through the 1980's, they almost went out of their way to obscure the girls' faces. -Chester Brown

The internet has become such a great tool not just for chefs but for everyone. The net has given everyone the tools to see and almost experience new and different ideas. -Graham Kerr

Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they're more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going. -James Laughlin

Often something comes in from which you can see that the person is good, the book may not be perfect as it is, and the person doesn't want to do a re-write. That's something we do almost nothing of. -James Laughlin

What do I miss about the UK? Sadly, almost nothing. Maybe the midnight sun, in June in the north. That's all. -Lee Child

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life. -Major Taylor

I almost didn't name Butt-Head 'Butt-Head.' I came real close to calling him something else. -Mike Judge

Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976, Ronald Reagan a year prior. The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992, lingered in naming its team, and as a result, took almost a year to staff its ranks. -Richard V. Allen

We've played producers almost our entire lives in everything else we've created. But when working on a feature and even dealing with something like Warner Bros. or another production company, or other details that you can worry about – we definitely learned a lot. -Mary-Kate Olsen

We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own. -John le Carre

I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve. -Jane Asher

Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal. -Esther Williams

Some authors have a very hard time understanding that in order to be faithful to the spirit of the book, it's almost always impossible to remain faithful to the text. You have to make changes. -Richard Russo

It's almost like while you are working for the WWF everything is fine and good, but if you are no longer employed by them they want you to just drop off the face of the earth and it's like you never existed. -Jerry Lawler

I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up. -Bill Joy

All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing. -Robert W. Welch, Jr.

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks. -Stephen R. George

You have to be willing to ask questions that almost no one else would ask. -Samantha Bee

Yes, in fact, it's hard to believe this, but it was almost 18 years ago when I first got the idea. -Tim LaHaye

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood. -Alfred Schnittke

The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any. -Charles Bass

We thought we were going to go up against SNL on Saturday Nights – that would have changed things so much that it's almost impossible to speculate what might have happened. -David Wain

They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned. -George Woodcock

The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else. -Gideon Welles

I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine. -Gordon Getty

Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary. -Henry Charles Carey

Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days. -Joshua Slocum

The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive. -Marc Maron

While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader. -Robert Teeter

Hugh Wilson made it so real and he took us and it was almost when he was directing it, the way he would do it was funnier than the way we did it. And I just developed a regard for him that was unbelievable. -Bubba Smith

Oh, yeah, I love DVD's. I don't have what you'd call an extensive collection, maybe a couple of hundred or so. But I have something on almost all the time. -David Fincher

Here we spent so much time together – eight months of our lives almost – and it was so great because we all got so close and that really made us not afraid to improve with each other. -Emmy Rossum

Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host. It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That's quite independent from Java, actually. -Guido van Rossum

Actually, no, but I am close to the people who are working on Chicken Little, and I'm very close to the people over at Pixar. I mean, as far as stories are concerned, almost everything we have could be told that way. -Joe Grant

My mother's incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He's got logic for every situation. They've been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age. -Brian Austin Green

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy. -Howard Berman

Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year. -John C. Hawkes

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don't mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship. -Marilyn Hacker

In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing. -Mary Garden

I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection. -Dick Dale

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later. -Corrine Brown

I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher. -Dan Simmons

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about. -David Amram

I lived in LA for almost nine years and if I never went back there again it would be fine. -David Cross

I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me. -Daniel Johns

It touches on drug use. I got caught up in that for almost two years. -Elliott Smith

However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers. -Mark Millar

I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue. -Mark Millar

As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors, I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care, particularly the cost of prescription drugs. -Mike Simpson

My favorite thing is still journalism. I'm almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college. -David Talbot

I loved downers, almost any kind. Loved the colors of them. Loved them yellow… I did. I would just have a bouquet in my hands at night. -Rosemary Clooney

The stories have been told so often by those of us who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane, almost like a fictional novel or a movie script. -William L. Jenkins

I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work – which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning. -Alton Brown

I had this really great amazing thing happen where I almost finished the book and I really needed to come up with an ending and I decided to go back and re-read the book and see if I could come up with an ending. -Cory Doctorow

The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful. -Sharon Olds

I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere. -Sharon Olds

I wanted to go back to Sun. Unfortunately, most of the gear is gone from Sun. The way I take it now, it's almost like a tourist destination. So, it would have been pretty difficult to have brought all the gear into Sun to make it like it was in the '50's. -Brian Setzer

When I was almost 13 I was ripe for religion. I was actually just plain ripe. -Kathie Lee Gifford

I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else. -Tom Glazer

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind. -Alfred Russel Wallace

Really, it's not harder to train for them because once baseball starts you play everyday almost. -Bo Jackson

The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous. -Edward Thorndike

Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements which you have not the almost certain Means of performing. -George Mason

Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears. -Joanna Southcott

We still have a very good core following, and the shows have been almost one hundred percent sold out. -Josh Silver

A well installed microcode bug will be almost impossible to detect. -Ken Thompson

They would almost throw the cops in jail when they tried to arrest me. -Lawrence Taylor

So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional. -Neville Marriner

The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight. -Pat Brown

When you sing a song the way I sing it, you have to use your whole body. It's almost like working out. -Robert Goulet

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness. -Robert Mondavi

All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words. -Bernard Pivot

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring, which is very different, a change of style for us – it's going to be almost like rock music. -Neil Tennant

I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away. When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet, so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying, 'Yes, sir. No, sir.' -Mary Lynn Rajskub

Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds – compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom. -Sally Ride

There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was. -Peabo Bryson

But Gladiator is one of my favourite adventures because I really loved going into the world. I loved creating the world to the degree where you could almost smell it. -Ridley Scott

We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight. -Roy Rogers

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant. -Russell Banks

If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes. -Bernhard Langer

I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience. -Dave Brubeck

People often thought Leopold Auer was Russian because he lived in St. Petersburg so long, almost fifty years. -Gyorgy Ligeti

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it. -John Burns

I left for New York expecting to repeat my success, only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city, till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime, thought of taking me on. -Patrick White

It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else. -Patrick Stewart

And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance, when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast and it's understood that what should never have driven them apart almost drove them apart. I think that's a true moment. -Tony Shalhoub

I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too! -Jackie Collins

It's almost like a genre rule: Don't Open The Box. -Joel Coen

What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America. -Branford Marsalis

Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable. -Paul Lynde

We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it. -Darius Rucker

I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination. -Don Novello

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

I have similar feelings, actually. The intimacy of a club: you can see the people, you can almost feel them; you can't beat that. People will say things, and shout out, it's almost like they're up on the bandstand with you. -Benny Green

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born. -Benny Green

My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues. -John Hume

I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time. -Bille August

And then after that, running around the bases, it was just one of those things. You couldn't believe what happened to you. And I look back on it, it's almost like it happened to somebody else. -Carlton Fisk

Comics, at least in periodical form, exist almost entirely free of any pretense; the critical world of art hardly touches them, and they're 100% personal. -Chris Ware

It's almost like he's started to sound even more exotic the more people started doing him. I don't know why, but there's just something about Al Gore that makes me laugh. -Dana Carvey

This movie will actually increase the sex life of parents everywhere because they can put this on, with the 45 minutes of extras and they've got almost two hours to do whatever they've got to do while the kids watch the movie. -Dana Carvey

You know, I hate to give advice because my life has been so odd that almost nothing that's happened to me can apply. -William Joyce

Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album. -Aimee Mann

To be able to play as slow as Al Jackson is almost impossible. -Charlie Watts

What we learned quite early on is what was really important to early British pop that we produced-and this is where we were distinct from almost everybody else in this respect-is that it had to reflect exactly what the audience wanted us to say. -Pete Townshend

The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research. -Jay Inslee

I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden. -Leo Ornstein

The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid. -Meir Kahane

It had been almost 30 years since the LPGA has played in Mexico. We are definitely looking forward to playing there next year and also coming back to play in Mexico in a month or so. -Natalie Gulbis

Symphonic orchestras have almost become a glut in the market. -Skitch Henderson

And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation. -Wilfred Burchett

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

I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who was robbing us in the middle of the night. -William Hurt

My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day. -Amy Tan

And you know, almost in a perverse way, I wish it had been undue influence because we know how to correct that. We get rid of the people who, in fact, were exercising that. -David Kay

Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong, and I certainly include myself here. -David Kay

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use. -James Lind

If you write a movie for Roger Corman, it's going to get made. You saw it almost the next day. -John Sayles

It's almost scary how good things are right now. I've been engaged now for about a year, and it's the first time anything like that has happened to me. -Bryan White

I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about. -Harold Ramis

I've been directing for 25 years almost, and I've only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful. -Harold Ramis

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year. -Hedy Lamarr

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

There's almost always a point in a book where something happens that triggers the rest of the plot. -Jonathan Carroll

The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces. -Philip Zimbardo

You say a line and you wait for them to laugh, then you say another line and you wait… It felt weird to me. But it's interesting and the energy is almost like theatre, I suppose, with all the people there. -Sherilyn Fenn

In other words, if you – the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie. -Richard Attenborough

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents. -Richard Ernst

I think it's almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh. -Sophie Marceau

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

This will be the fourth time I've seen this film. I'm very proud of it and I think it's a great movie for women of any age. And almost every single man I've talked to has admitted to crying. -Amber Tamblyn

I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around. -Ann Beattie

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. -Brian De Palma

In many ways, when you're young and sexy, it's very annoying to be whistled at and to have someone always trying to attract your attention, but now when it happens I find myself registering the fact almost warmly. -Greta Scacchi

But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system. -Henry Mayhew

You're assisting the audience to understand; you're giving them a bridge or an access. And if you don't give them that, if you keep it more abstract, it's almost more pure. It's a cooler thing. -Jim Henson

A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of almost universal interest. -Jonathan Miller

I can't say I gave up totally my passion for women but almost. -Omar Sharif

Strong I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived. -Anna Louise Strong

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. -Clara Barton

It took a long time to get that film made. I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned for the Regina King part and they just were like, 'No, you're just – you just don't really seem the part.' -Nia Long

I can almost always write music; at any hour of the twenty-four, if I put pencil to paper, music comes. -John Philip Sousa

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music. -John Philip Sousa

I feel that Christian music is a subculture directed towards the Christians. It's not really being exposed to non-Christians and it's not really created for non-Christians, so non-Christians almost never hear any of this music. -Larry Norman

It's like first grade where you make all your mistakes and people see it and yet some people see that there's something there that's really valuable. That's the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing. -Tom Verlaine

I think almost every woman artist I've ever met has this ideal of being in a partnership working situation with a man, that men don't seem to share. They seem to want this ideal thing, that we'll always be together and work together. -Tom Verlaine

I'm almost a full-time mom. -Ekaterina Gordeeva

I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land. -Satish Kumar

When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Thanks to our present surgical methods in physiology we can demonstrate at any time almost all phenomena of digestion without the loss of even a single drop of blood, without a single scream from the animal undergoing the experiment. -Ivan Pavlov

It is clear to all that the animal organism is a highly complex system consisting of an almost infinite series of parts connected both with one another and, as a total complex, with the surrounding world, with which it is in a state of equilibrium. -Ivan Pavlov

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors. -Stella Adler

I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised. -Rue McClanahan

Modern money is almost altogether credit money. -John Buchanan Robinson

So every day I'm mindful as I watch the Bush crowd extend their sway into policies of every imaginable variety, and over almost every square foot of earth, that the control of the American state is a matter of urgency. -Todd Gitlin

Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything. -Allen Klein

Personally I discovered that you could go through the academy as a young scholar, come out, and almost immediately have an impact on the academic environment. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

I defend the right of almost everything to be published… because I think that you're better off in trusting the marketplace than allowing other people to make that decision. -Christie Hefner

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there. -Mark Messier

It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems. -Chris Patten

Or certainly I would need time – which I would love to have but there almost never is on a film – to just spend a week with a roomful of guys laying down these patterns. -Danny Elfman

I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off. -Donald E. Westlake

I thought we had energy out there. I thought the guys were, they played good, they were excited. We were almost dynamite out there today. Just a flicker away from being dynamite. -Hal Sutton

Jim played – he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too. -Hal Sutton

I believe that detente was having almost the opposite effect of what was intended. What was intended was to sort of end the contest for power and to stop Soviet expansion, especially by military means and the military build-up, the military contest. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time. -Alex Campbell

I almost feel like Mars has been taking care of me for all of these years. -Ann Robinson

The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means. -Paul Gillmor

For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts. -Robert Casey

Every role you play is literally – and I've said this before – every single role that you play, the only way you can connect to that character is because that was a piece of you that was scattered around that yard, almost like we got caught up in some whirlwind. -Terrence Howard

I will say that Rick will probably die before the end of the book. I'll go ahead and put that in print. Nobody's safe. I've almost killed him three times already. -Robert Kirkman

If somebody's pointing a trembling finger at your pants and saying you shouldn't be doing that, follow that finger back, go up the arm and look at the head that's behind it, because there's almost always something fairly woolly in there. -Jock Sturges

Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows. -Lorna Luft

There's something almost adolescent about Whitman's paean to everything that was and remains good about America. -Anita Diament

As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up. It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very easy and safe and that you're a financial genius. -Ron Chernow

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. -Aldrich Ames

I've never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you're out of there. -Lee Majors

The thing about it is almost everyone could pass that way, but we were kept from doing it by our coaches. -Oscar Robertson

You look at today, it's a different situation. You have a game that has been transformed into a game where almost every shot is either an outside shot – a three-point shot – or a dunk. -Oscar Robertson

Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost; it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at. -Peter Oliver

The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest, yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee. -Robert Falcon Scott

One thing that is almost always said to me is, I grew up with you. They are meeting me and feel that they actually grew up with me. I was with them during their play hours and thinking hours. I was a part of their childhoods. That's one of the most amazing things. -Mark Goddard

The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage. -Robert Caro

All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland. -Jimi Hendrix

I slowly started to drift back into music again. I finally got the call from John… about getting the band back together again. It was so out of the blue. I almost thought that the moment had passed. -Roger Andrew Taylor

In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible. -Robert Morgan

Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form. -Robert Morgan

Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start. -Robert Morgan

It has to have a payroll tax that's dedicated to Social Security. The Social Security tax has been very successful over the years in raising almost all of our elderly citizens out of poverty. -James Roosevelt

There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational. -Jon Postel

The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated. -Mercy Otis Warren

Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again. -David Dinkins

The way Americans understand and treat other peoples almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble. -Nguyen Cao Ky

Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure? -Richard Pryor

There are writers who do start doing the same thing again and again and almost inevitably fall into self-parody. -Tobias Wolff

That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact. -Walter Pater

I almost rented a house by an architect named Schindler, but I couldn't afford it. It was a jewel. -Parker Stevenson

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. -Pete du Pont

Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself. -Amos Oz

I jumped 18 cars on a motorcycle, so I did almost everything. -David R. Ellis

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream. -Eminem

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. -Eminem

My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I've been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years. -James Denton

Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others. -James S. Coleman

The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves. -Jane Mayer

What pleases me most is that sustainable development is on almost everybody's agenda now. -Maurice Strong

We spent most of our life almost like street rats just running around the street until we were ten years old. -Quincy Jones

In all honesty my cake was baking when I met Al – I had made up in my mind already to get physically healthy. He refreshingly was on his own journey so it was almost as if we walked together. -Star Jones

I have an almost seven year old… I think it's essential to be consistent with kids. And truthful, without scaring them. I could go on for hours on this one. -Stephen Collins

You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque. Charity is almost the wrong word – I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world. -Joanna Lumley

I'd had episodes before, but I swept them under the carpet. This time, I couldn't do that because everyone knew. I got on with the hard work of getting better and haven't had a blip in almost 10 years. -Margot Kidder

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply. -Thom Gunn

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics – an almost frozen idea of what beauty is. -Douglas Sirk

I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn't unique to us alone. -Joe Slovo

Now that I'm older, I like almost anything that's done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine. -John Fogerty

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. -Josef Albers

The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing. -Lawrence Hargrave

We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back. -Melina Mercouri

I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me. -Oksana Baiul

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government. -Thomas Bulfinch

It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job. -Thomas Perry

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working on both the female and the male. And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility. -Warren Farrell

I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me. -Siobhan Fahey

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

My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from. It became an almost mythic place. -Vincent Schiavelli

I had a wonderful time playing Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. It was a real Bond villain, over the top, almost laughable but dangerous. -Vincent Schiavelli

There has always been a tendency to classify children almost as a distinct species. -Hugh Lofting

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music. -Satyajit Ray

I am very much afraid of definitions, and yet one is almost forced to make them. One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them. -Robert Delaunay

I was almost kind of trapped by my own success into only doing rock. -Rick Derringer

I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions. -Pat Mastelotto

An astounding thing is that, almost every single week, I have met someone from my past. -Michael Aspel

The interesting thing is that I found scenes which I put together which could appeal to almost every woman, or apply to almost every woman after the war. Falling in love, dancing, marrying. -Maximilian Schell

The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied, which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea. -Georges Cuvier

It makes sense to invest in new work. It's almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You'll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you'll energise the organisation. -Gavin Bryars

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us. -Erykah Badu

In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture. -Arne Jacobsen

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public, which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve. -Arne Jacobsen

They must therefore not spoil Alexander's undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise. -Arrian

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours. -Charles Babbage

Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man. -David Bowie

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method. -Edward Hopper

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages. -Edward Sapir

The pure air and dazzling snow belong to things beyond the reach of all personal feeling, almost beyond the reach of life. Yet such things are a part of our life, neither the least noble nor the most terrible. -Frederick Soddy

What's fascinating is that when you write a script, it's almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but you're not always sure what. Then when you get on the set, the actors teach you. -Gary Oldman

Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time. -Harriet Tubman

Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power… I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right. -Ida Lupino

An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems that are not being addressed and then makes an effort to make their voice heard. Sometimes there are so many things that it's almost impossible to make your voice heard in every area, but you can sure try. -Joanne Woodward

Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical. -Ralph Adams Cram

The 'Western' is the only genre whose origins are almost identical with those of the cinema itself. -Andre Bazin

I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures the spirit of the original film. It's true to the tone of the original, to the point that it's almost a companion piece. -Tobe Hooper

At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now! -Terry Gilliam

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work. -Paul Simon

I don't very often think I've done a good job. I don't like the majority of what I do. I shouldn't say I don't like it, but I'm not satisfied with almost everything that I do. -Paul Simon

If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes. -Lawrence Welk

For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film. It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world. -Donnie Wahlberg

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role. -Bela Lugosi

I think that you get something for your acting from almost anything you do. -Dabney Coleman

No not pigeon holed me as an actor, or as a character, or as to what I could do – but what I would do… and the fact is the things you don't do are almost as important as as the things that you do. -Dabney Coleman

Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved. -Giacomo Casanova

After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage, in about the middle of the afternoon, we came upon a second sealed doorway, which was almost the exact replica of the first. -Howard Carter

Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth. -Irving Langmuir

I made observations for three hours last night, and am almost ill today from fatigue; still I have worked all day, trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again tonight. -Maria Mitchell

Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence. -Roy Lichtenstein

Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis. -Samuel E. Morison

One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact. -Alfred de Vigny

By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them. -David Ricardo

It is only since linguistics has become more aware of its object of study, i.e. perceives the whole extent of it, that it is evident that this science can make a contribution to a range of studies that will be of interest to almost anyone. -Ferdinand de Saussure

It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven't written about Oregon yet, although I've been there 20 years – possibly I'm almost due. -Robert Sheckley

Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. -Yves Tanguy

I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend. -John Malkovich

The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible. -Joschka Fischer

We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work… coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years. -Carl Friedrich Gauss

To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings. -Carl Friedrich Gauss

The right of the people to a substantive part in the government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned by the apostles in almost every conceivable way. -Charles Hodge

It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make. -Christian Slater

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know? -Damon Albarn

During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts. -David Bohm

Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains. -Gregory Bateson

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure. Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up. Directing is second, and acting is the most fun. -Henry Winkler

Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country – this music contained the real history of the people of this country. -Jackson Browne

People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests. -James Bovard

McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales. -Jim Cantalupo

The End of the Affair is almost like a play. -Neil Jordan

I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to. -Rowan Atkinson

I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness. -Ville Valo

The guys in Kiss use some make up too so at first it was exiting. I've almost stopped using make-up nowadays. -Ville Valo

Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business. -Charlie Sheen

You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie. It's like an addiction almost. -Dennis Farina

I don't think I would have been a good mother. Being a parent brings immense responsibility. It's a Herculean task. It would be almost too much for me. -Julie Christie

Most of my father's life consisted of traveling to almost every part of Europe. -Sigrid Undset

After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve. -Wilfred Owen

At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad. -Franz Beckenbauer

And almost half of American oil consumption is for motor vehicles. -Tim Holden

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything. -Whitfield Diffie

My poems are almost all written as Diane. I don't have any problems with that, and if other women choose to identify with this, I think that's terrific. -Diane Wakoski

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country. -Helen Suzman

We're all players and musicians and we sure all get along good. We just clicked right off the bat. We started playing and then we almost immediately started recording. -Krist Novoselic

I think that great poetry is the most interesting and complex use of the poet's language at that point in history, and so it's even more exciting when you read a poet like Yeats, almost 100 years old now, and you think that perhaps no one can really top that. -Diane Wakoski

We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems. -Alvar Aalto

Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form. -Anish Kapoor

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing. -Anish Kapoor

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality. -Anish Kapoor

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't. -Helmut Jahn

When you work really hard for something for a long time it's almost impossible to believe that it's coming true. -Robert Crippen

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

I know she would want me to still do what I'm doing, because she kept me going a lot of times when I'd almost lose interest in getting out on the road. -Earl Scruggs

The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors' offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need. -Nancy Travis

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion. -Ernie Harwell

If you look at the Bible almost everything that was predicted, maybe everything, has come to pass. -Evel Knievel

Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women. -Fanny Kemble

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause. -Fredrik Bajer

The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another. -Henry James Sumner Maine

False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons. -Joseph Franklin Rutherford

What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature? -Max Muller

Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase. -Ed Harris

You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting. -Ed Harris

I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz. -Pat Metheny

I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly. -Pat Metheny

But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did, I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco – oh my god. -Larry Hagman

Well, I enjoy sharing in the dangers that we ask our men and women in uniform to share in almost every day. -Hugh Shelton

Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened – almost to calm themselves. -Helen Garner

Sometimes I think to talk too much about music almost cheapens it. -Ben Harper

This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason. -Martin Bashir

Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do a benefit concert with almost any orchestra. -David Ogden Stiers

It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows. -John Lithgow

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time. -John Cale

The 1927 Wimbledon finals were almost put off because of the rain, which threatened every moment. -Helen Wills Moody

I find there's almost no place to put an award that one's quite comfortable with. -Mercedes Ruehl

What's really interesting about that is that a lot of these words that were incendiary in their time now seem almost harmless and laughable, because they have this archaic quality. -Philip Kaufman

And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud's view of man. -Chaim Potok

Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously. -Lee De Forest

As of today, the Postfix mail transport agent has almost 50,000 lines of code, comments not included. -Wietse Venema

If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years, that's almost 700 right there. Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous, all those homes going down proved that. -Joseph Wambaugh

It's much easier to write when you're sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from. -Natalie Imbruglia

I had never picked up a basketball before. I went through a grueling audition process. It was almost as if I was learning to walk. It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role. -Sanaa Lathan

When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven. -Herbert Croly

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else. -Rita Coolidge

Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts. One of these grows rapidly, creating the human body of the individual with all its organs, and dies only with the individual. -Christian Lous Lange

Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film. -Mike Figgis

But when you work with the director and the real person who is playing opposite you, it changes everything. You are almost in a working session. I was very comfortable, and that's maybe what helped me to get the part. -Olivier Martinez

I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with. -Roger Clemens

In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening. -Gene Tierney

And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people – almost an anomaly – when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about. -Vanessa Carlton

Even though I may not intend it when I set out to write the book, these places just emerge as major players in what I'm doing, almost as if they are insisting on it. -David Guterson

From the time I was 8 years old I was on almost every radio show there was. -Dick Van Patten

Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail. He almost married Stein. -Leslie Fiedler

I did three tours in Vietnam. I guess a total of about almost two years. -Morley Safer

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life. -Robin Hayes

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me. -David Guterson

In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown. -Felix Adler

It's really hard to make a living as a musician. It's almost impossible. -Billy Joel

I'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on. -Anne Rice

Well, I've known Elizabeth almost all of her life and almost all of my life. And I love her with all of my heart and she's always been there for me. She's a wonderful, wonderful dame. She's a great lady. -Liza Minnelli

Most of my images have been done in-studio, under very controlled lighting conditions. There have been a few that have been shot in nature, but even then they were shot almost exclusively at night, and again, under controlled lighting conditions. -Leonard Nimoy

The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western – just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly – it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies, you know. -Lawrence Kasdan

I'm pretty disciplined and am almost always on schedule. -Donna Shalala

You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. -Captain Beefheart

To me, the technique was almost irrelevant; it was what was coming across. -Bill Sienkiewicz

Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

One day my wife went and saw the accountant and said she's pulling the plug. She said you guys are done. I said, how bad can it be? 10 grand? She said you're not even close. It came out to almost $50,000 in alcohol for two months. -Zakk Wylde

The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places. -Warren Rudman

It is almost impossible to imagine that any one could be so insensible to the high morality of Mr. Mill's character as to suggest to him any course of conduct that was not entirely upright and consistent. -Millicent Fawcett

Yeah, I don't mess with chicks younger. They got to be almost thirty. -Mike Epps

I'm going to be 60, and I'm almost used to myself. -Martin Scorsese

The gulf coast, we all know now, after Katrina, is responsible for 25 percent of U.S. production of natural gas. Following Katrina and Rita, almost 75 percent of the natural gas production in the gulf was shut down and not producing. -Mark Foley

On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places. -Mark Foley

There's something about taking a film from concept to script, through production, and then to see the final thing happening in the edit phase. It's almost like a miracle in the making. -Maria Menounos

I was saying earlier that it's really strange – you can almost step outside yourself and observe yourself running, and that's what I was doing. -Marcus Allen

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past. -Lytton Strachey

English dramatic literature is, of course, dominated by Shakespeare; and it is almost inevitable that an English reader should measure the value of other poetic drama by the standards which Shakespeare has already implanted in his mind. -Lytton Strachey

For years that may mean imitation. Then, one day, it is like a door opening, and a new thought comes in. Why not try this instead. Suddenly he is doing something original, almost in spite of himself. -Lukas Foss

Our South Australian farmers left their holdings in the hands of their wives and children too young to take with them, but almost all of them returned to grow grain and produce to send to Victoria. -Catherine Helen Spence

A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent. -Alice Stone Blackwell

I got into Julliard on almost a full scholarship. -Christine Baranski

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress. -Christine Baranski

The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical. -Maya Lin

I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale. I applied almost as a lark. Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class. -Maya Lin

I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere. -Maya Lin

All actors almost always try to steal some of their wardrobe. -Joe Lando

I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me. -Carter Burwell

I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I were in the audience. -Carter Burwell

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives. -William Glasser

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice. -William Glasser

It's almost like you see too much, because when it happens for real, everything flies at you so fast, you never get a sense of the ice and where everyone is at that one moment. -Steve Yzerman

Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds. -Stanley Schmidt

Respected, I almost want to be revered, that's what I'm chasing. -Shia LaBeouf

I've been with the paper for almost 30 years. -Robert Scheer

Telephones are a virtual necessity – not a luxury – and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year. -Mike Fitzpatrick

Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost like they were part of the British Arty New Wave. I kind of like that. I like not being able to tell the difference. -Graham Coxon

The title always comes last. What I really work hard on is the beginning. Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost have to have a scene in my mind. -David McCullough

That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction. -Cordell Hull

Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time. -Barry Levinson

They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo. -Loni Anderson

I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated, namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that, if men ever bathe in seas where they are found, a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards. -George Grey

It's fun to see a lot of the crowd become embarrassed. You're kind of watching them almost wanting to not watch the screen, but they have to because it's so compelling! -Will Friedle

In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century. -Louis Finkelstein

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with has worked at something other than the subject they majored in. I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest. -Kent McCord

The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises almost to a level of criminal negligence. -John Olver

The idea of bringing young people up to Literature is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage. -James Payn

In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you. -Jack Vance

It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine. -Immanuel Velikovsky

In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around. -Ike Skelton

Yeah, but on the U.S Tour we threw a new song into the set almost every night. Ofcourse, you can't do too many new songs every night as they've never heard it. -Glenn Tipton

There's almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around stupid laws and not paying taxes. -Esther Dyson

I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings. -Dennis Eckersley

When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs. -Artie Lange

So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway; it's a kind of blues element. It's physical, almost gymnastic. It speaks to you organically. Rap grows out of what young people really are today, not only black youth, but white – everybody. -Archie Shepp

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

If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse. You have to know them, warts and all. -Adrian Lyne

I love to be directed, and I can glean something from almost anyone. -Swoosie Kurtz

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience. -Stanislav Grof

It's almost a way of life. I know what makes me laugh. -Julian Clary

I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my journey thither amply rewarded. -Karl Philipp Moritz

And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him. -Arthur Hugh Clough

Let's take flight simulation as an example. If you're trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don't have to get in an airplane until late in the process. -Roy Romer

You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing. -Roy Romer

In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways. -Virgil Goode

The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles. -Montesquieu

It's like a piece of music; you never lose sight of the theme. Each scene pushes off to the next like music builds and you can almost hear the next chord progression, so it has a strict structure, which is very compelling. -David Strathairn

Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled, and protected, by the Russian Empire. The rest of the territory within its historical borders is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians. -John Shimkus

I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism. -Will McDonough

It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me. -Geezer Butler

It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance, within a rather broad range of probability, what the weather is going to be; it is even thought that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts, which would be very useful to soci. -Antoine Lavoisier

And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone's life. -Liam Neeson

I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion. -Robert MacNeil

This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key. -Sally Schneider

If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always. -Emanuel Ax

There are two types of films – one made by the big-time producers, the other is low budget stuff made by some producers who make films for the heck of it, they complete their films for small amounts, sell it at low costs with almost no publicity. -Ajay Devgan

At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was – almost daily meeting with famous men. -Ernest Thompson Seton

I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did. I shouldn't think about this very much because I'm almost weeping when I think about it. -Lawrence Halprin

Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places. -Pedro Almodovar

But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print. -Peter Sotos

If you look at the publishers I've worked with, generally, they're a great bunch. Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of. The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and, almost always, less money than ideas. -Peter Sotos

In the past the publishers I've worked with have been extremely generous. And in almost every case, have been people who believed in the work rather than the sales and marketing. -Peter Sotos

I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry. -Roald Hoffmann

If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can't help thinking about the way people talk. You're drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can't help yourself. -Robert Towne

One of the reasons for going back into the past is that it's almost the only place that there's any drama. -Robert Towne

It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight. -Bram Stoker

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage. -Danny Glover

You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now. -Dick Van Dyke

Every kind of book I've written has been written in a different way. There has not been any set time for writing, any set way, I haven't re-invented the process every time but I almost have. -Irvine Welsh

I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative. -Irvine Welsh

The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way. -Jack Cade

The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern. -James Cameron

I've been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years. -Jamie Lee Curtis

I loved working with Valerie. That was the most wonderful revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue. -Mary Tyler Moore

In its best prewar year, Europe with almost 300 million people had a gross national product of 150 billion dollars. In that same year, the United States with 150 million people had a gross national product of 300 billion dollars. -Paul Hoffman

There's a lot about the character. It doesn't always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them. -Salma Hayek

In all my career, in my ups and downs, I've never had a beauty campaign. This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old, I could be getting my first beauty campaign. It made me feel really great. -Teri Hatcher

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on. -Boris Spassky

A man will give up almost anything except his suffering. -John Cleese

I've always been a fan of the 19th century novel, of the novel that is plotted, character-driven, and where the passage of time is almost as central to the novel as a major minor character, the passage of time and its effect on the characters in the story. -John Irving

When I was still in prep school – 14, 15 – I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things. -John Irving

And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them – in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. -Oliver North

It costs so much to promote something these days that almost always safety is the preferred option, reference back to things which have been successful in the past. Also, people are simply not given the time to develop and find themselves and their audience as we were. -Peter Hammill

I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it. -Pierre Loti

I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality. -Pierre Loti

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before, were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as if we belonged to different generations. -Pierre Loti

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. -Richard Dawkins

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk. -Sally Field

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent. -Simon Newcomb

Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It's very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It's also very social, since you're usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that's on your mind. -Tom Selleck

But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin' on trying to destroy us. -Waylon Jennings

It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy. -Anatoly Chubais

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance. -Clifford Geertz

I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I'm very skeptical. -Clifford Geertz

This exploded in me almost more music than I could consume. -Hoagy Carmichael

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument. -Marilyn vos Savant

It's almost better most times to not talk in a scene. I think you can actually express a lot more without words. -Neve Campbell

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. -Sting

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan. -Al Sharpton

Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park. -Donella Meadows

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made. -Donella Meadows

When I started out in the early 1930s, there were a great many magazines that published short stories. Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing. -Irwin Shaw

I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It's still running. -Larry Wall

Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film about a new form of music. -Penelope Spheeris

Nothing has changed in our relationship with East West. We have no relationship with East West. We've been withholding our labour for almost seven years now. -Andrew Eldritch

My father passed away a couple of years ago, but he was very old. He was almost a 100 years old. And, you know, he had a very good life. He came to America and he had a good life. -Christopher Walken

I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old. -Clay Aiken

In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things. -Harvey Fierstein

The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about, is almost always best left out. -Irwin Shaw

Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo. -Jules Shear

The site I landed on feels much more isolated than it really is; it's almost magical. Within its limited radius, there was a whole range of the local ecology. -Martin Puryear

I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's – it's – and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day. -Mel Gibson

Because there are so many shows on and because I've been so hands-on – I've had a piece on almost every single week – I don't know how to cut back on that. You really can't. -Barbara Walters

Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing. -Bobby McFerrin

We worked so hard we almost stopped enjoying it. -Susanna Hoffs

I love to go shopping at Target. They have so much stuff there, you can buy almost anything, it's really amazing. -Liv Tyler

What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt. -Billie Joe Armstrong

I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite. -Carol Ann Duffy

Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States. -Harri Holkeri

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost certainly a kernel of truth in the joke. -Alan Dundes

Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there. -Ben E. King

One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way. -Fritz Kreisler

All is extremely genteel; and there is almost as much repose as in the golden saloons of the contiguous palaces. At any rate, if there be as much vice, there is as little crime. -Isaac D'Israeli

Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century. -John McGahern

I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other. -John McGahern

Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life. -John Millington Synge

And in nineteen seventy two I almost wasn't, on the team, but I knew about it just before Olympic Games for three months before this why this is was not very good for me. I'd been ready to go, you know. -Olga Korbut

Finally I almost dropped gymnastics because I couldn't live without create, and you know, and then, all public in the world start to say, we don't want to see gymnastics without OLGA. -Olga Korbut

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition. In some parts of this country, the infant mortality rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. We have a public education system that ranks below that of almost any other Western nation. -Alcee Hastings

I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The sense of smell explores; deleterious substances almost always have an unpleasant smell. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes. -Lois Capps

I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet. -R. A. Salvatore

I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It's a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it. -Robert Downey, Jr.

When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script. -Robert Downey, Jr.

In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded. -Robert T. Bakker

We remember the heroes who ran into the burning buildings to rescue those trapped inside, and the dauntless passengers on Flight 93 who laid down their lives to save others, including almost certainly those of us in the U.S. Capitol. -Todd Tiahrt

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother's house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are. -V. S. Naipaul

The war changed everybody's attitude. We became international almost overnight. -W. Averell Harriman

And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong. -Terry Zwigoff

It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one. -Prince Andrew

Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner. -Tom T. Hall

David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny. -Martin Short

I like this job – most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life. -Mark Harmon

It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it, with very old people. -Julie Walters

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. -Charlotte Bronte

Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me. -Woody Harrelson

This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip. -Richard Burton

We can afford almost any mistake once. -Joe E. Lewis

Playing music is the best thing in the world. It makes show business almost bearable. -David Johansen

If the price is very cheap then it's almost certainly a fake. -David Russell

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world. -Rene Magritte

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries. -Rene Descartes

I just love to experience things. I would do almost anything once. -Brooke Burke

Twenty-three is old. It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s. -Jessica Simpson

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. -Aristotle

In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well. -Paul Valery

A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one. -Kin Hubbard

I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course. -Ben Hogan

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. -Douglas Adams

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises. -Andre Maurois

I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. -Peter Ustinov

That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. -Paul Valery

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable. -Victor Hugo

You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature. -Bernard Berenson

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy. -Joan Baez

Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that 'Star Trek' became. It's still almost impossible to imagine. -William Shatner

Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him. -Wilson Mizner

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

A very good editor is almost a collaborator. -Ken Follett

A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him. -Nathaniel Branden

Today's society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items. -Paul Sweeney

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous. -Edward Gibbon

In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid. -Dave Barry

To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death. -Al Goldstein

People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening. -Daphne Zuniga

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. -Langston Hughes

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. -Marc Chagall

Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat. -Bruce Barton

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. -Mark Twain

It's almost like, it's often the bad recording quality of things which makes them interesting. -Danielle Dax

Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring. -Jeffrey Bernard

Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable. -Kenneth Clark

In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context. -Alfred Marshall

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare. -Scott Turow

It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it. -Eric Hoffer

On almost anything someone does in the computer business, you can go back in the literature and prove someone had done it earlier. -Ken Olsen

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race. -Thomas Love Peacock

The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body. -Quintilian

It always strikes me how almost unbelievably bad are the early versions of my novels. -Nicholas Mosley

I came here when I was almost 22. I'm perfectly bilingual, but I'm never going to sound like Sandra Bullock. -Roselyn Sanchez

Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little. -Augustus Hare

Love has the quality of informing almost everything – even one's work. -Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself. -Jack Nicklaus

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort. -Christopher Morley

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised. -Freya Stark

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. -Rita Dove

Sometimes I forget that I am even watching myself, realizing that's me. It's like you almost become a fan yourself: You are just this normal person watching this show, and then you realize that it's your show. It's weird sometimes. -Evan Rachel Wood

This open eye for possible alternatives which need to be scrutinized before we can determine which is the best grounded is profoundly disconcerting to all conservatives and to almost all revolutionaries. -Morris Raphael Cohen

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence. -Matthew Arnold

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. -William Congreve

You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend. -Franz Grillparzer

I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass. -Jennifer Aniston

I think of myself as a journeyman actress. I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off. It could be almost anything. -Angela Lansbury

To the revolutionary mind the American vista must have been almost as incredible as Genghis Khan's first view of China – so rich, so soft, so unaware. -Garet Garrett

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