Best Quotes About Fact

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. -Henry Adams

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. -Dave Barry

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. -Winston Churchill

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. -E. W. Howe

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. -William James

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. -Paul Eldridge

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There are no facts, only interpretations. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads. -George Santayana

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on. -Harry S Truman

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. -Octavio Paz

The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. -Thomas Huxley

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. -George Bernard Shaw

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

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life… I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer. -Bill Watterson

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. -William Inge

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact. -Thomas Huxley

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column. -Dave Barry

Journalism is in fact history on the run. -Thomas Griffith

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. -Norman Mailer

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate. -Dave Barry

I avoid clients for whom advertising is only a marginal factor in their marketing mix. They have an awkward tendency to raid their advertising appropriations whenever they need cash for other purposes. -David Ogilvy

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising. -David Ogilvy

The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases. -Charles Edwards

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. -Sinclair Lewis

Young people are threatened… by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire. -Pope John Paul II

In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope. -Charles Revson

The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine. -Edward Bok

Our job is to bring the dead facts to life. -William Bernbach

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped. -David Ogilvy

Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor. -Clare Boothe Luce

While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising. -Jef I. Richards

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. -Bertrand Russell

The truth is more important than the facts. -Frank Lloyd Wright

What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists. -Archibald MacLeish

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. -Henry Steele Commager

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. -Shunryu Suzuki

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. -Joyce Brothers

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. -Wilhelm Reich

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. -Salvador Dali

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all. -Joey Adams

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. -James Baldwin

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known. -Charles Evans Hughes

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. -Thomas Huxley

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. -H. L. Mencken

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact. -Diane Sawyer

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. -Sydney J. Harris

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. -Aldous Huxley

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. -Stephen Jay Gould

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. -Edward Teller

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday. -Dennis Gabor

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. -Arnold H. Glasow

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. -Marlene Dietrich

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. -Michel Foucault

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. -Bertrand Russell

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. -Charles Darwin

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. -Arnold H. Glasow

Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art. -Charles McCabe

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who thinks they're important is usually just a pompous moron who can't deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential. -William Thomas

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. -E. B. White

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. -Anne Frank

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts. -Nikki Giovanni

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. -Confucius

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. -Rutherford B. Hayes

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. -Edward Albee

A play is fiction – and fiction is fact distilled into truth. -Edward Albee

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and – at some point – finality of judgment. -Warren E. Burger

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks. -Alistair Cooke

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. -Rodney Dangerfield

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. -Albert Einstein

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me! -Sally Field

I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat. -Pierre Trudeau

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor. -John W. Vessey, Jr.

What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions. -Gore Vidal

You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. -Morris West

I am so anxious for you not to abdicate and I think the fact that you do is going to put me in the wrong light to the entire world because they will say that I could have prevented it. -Wallis Simpson

You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy. -Neil Simon

The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture. -John Kenneth Galbraith

I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies. -Brendan Gill

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler. -Al Gore

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage. -Katharine Graham

We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans. -Cary Grant

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it. -Dag Hammarskjold

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. -Adlai Stevenson I

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. -Lewis Thomas

It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks; we still share genes around, and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is in fact a family resemblance. -Lewis Thomas

We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody. -J. Edgar Hoover

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. -Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust. -John F. Kennedy

All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America. -Nikita Khrushchev

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty. -Louis Kronenberger

The fact that the talk may be boring or turgid or uninspiring should not cause us to forget the fact that it is preferable to war. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting. -Harold MacMillan

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. -Thurgood Marshall

The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns. -Ralph Nader

My hand does the work and I don't have to think; in fact, were I to think, it would stop the flow. It's like a dam in the brain that bursts. -Edna O'Brien

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. -Erich Fromm

It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life. -John Hines

The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story. -Jim Bishop

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist. -Jackie Kennedy

Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end. -Henry Kissinger

Once we thought, journalists and readers alike, that if we put together enough 'facts' and gave them a fast stir, we would come up with something that, at least by the standards of short-order cooks, could be called the truth. -Melvin Maddocks

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves. -Richard M. Nixon

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. -Steven Wright

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action. -Friedrich Schiller

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. -Victor Hugo

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. -Grover Cleveland

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation. -Adam Smith

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts. -Adam Smith

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. -Heinrich Heine

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. -C. S. Lewis

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -David Hockney

What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation. -Elbert Hubbard

Attitudes are more important than facts. -George MacDonald

As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. -Gustave Flaubert

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -Henry David Thoreau

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. -Joseph Addison

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments. -Marie Dressler

In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic. -Simone Weil

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. -Sydney Smith

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts. -Tom Stoppard

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. -William James

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. -Norman Vincent Peale

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason. -Hal Borland

No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves. -Francis of Assisi

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts. -Clarence Day

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. -Mahatma Gandhi

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. -Thomas Wolfe

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. -Leo Buscaglia

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity. -Konrad Adenauer

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. -Arnold Bennett

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. -Norman Cousins

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. -Martin H. Fischer

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. -Warren Bennis

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. -Dolly Parton

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. -Boris Pasternak

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. -James Whitcomb Riley

What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive. -Barbara Kingsolver

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not… We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. -John Henry Newman

We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions. -Jessamyn West

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. -Michael Korda

You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. -Scott Adams

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

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. -Mark Twain

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. -Isaac Asimov

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. -Douglas Adams

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. -Maya Angelou

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. -Lawrence Clark Powell

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. -Peter McWilliams

There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon. -P. J. O'Rourke

The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some 'expert'… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. -Peter McWilliams

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. -B. H. Liddell Hart

My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more. -Barry Humphries

I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids. -Elizabeth Taylor

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact. -Marlene Dietrich

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

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what meaning I must give to my life, but right now my existence is satisfactory. -Lucy Lawless

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. -Norman Douglas

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke. -Alvin Toffler

Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian. -Penelope Cruz

I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God. -Christina Aguilera

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. -Niels Bohr

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. -Evan Esar

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days. -Gerhard Schroder

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. -George Horace Lorimer

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

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! -George S. Patton

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. -Benjamin Disraeli

I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. -Ellen DeGeneres

There are no road signs to help navigate. And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on. -Steve Case

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture. -Elbert Hubbard

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. -Tom Peters

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Never face facts; if you do you'll never get up in the morning. -Marlo Thomas

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. -William James

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. -Margaret Fuller

A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes. -Arthur Schopenhauer

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. -Claude Levi-Strauss

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts. -Bertrand Russell

My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world. -Faye Wattleton

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. -Linus Pauling

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery. -James Whitcomb Riley

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. -Jim Rohn

I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it. -Marlo Thomas

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children. -Jane Howard

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. -H. L. Mencken

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing. -Henry Miller

To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. -John Cage

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. -E. O. Wilson

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. -Hesiod

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. -Rumi

Somebody who never got over the embarrassing fact that he was born in bed with a lady. -Sydney J. Harris

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. -John Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. -John Adams

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. -Mary McLeod Bethune

Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. -Henry Adams

The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone. -Donald Rumsfeld

Don't divide the world into 'them' and 'us.' Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours. -Donald Rumsfeld

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money – and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact. -Oswald Spengler

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. -Frederic Bastiat

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right. -Alexander Hamilton

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up. -Erma Bombeck

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. -Arthur C. Clarke

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. -Robertson Davies

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -Unknown

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy – and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. -Robert A. Heinlein

All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable. -Fran Lebowitz

Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. -Bertrand Russell

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. -George Bernard Shaw

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. -Socrates

A fact is like a sack – it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place. -Luigi Pirandello

As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary. -Charles de Lint

There are some people that will be deterred by the fact that we have nuclear weapons… But those people are the folks we can deal with anyway. -Charles Horner

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem. -Arthur Conan Doyle

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten. -John F. Kennedy

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. -B. C. Forbes

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. -Bill Cosby

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. -W. Somerset Maugham

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. -Sigmund Freud

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda. -Heywood Broun

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. -Joseph Campbell

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. -Sigmund Freud

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever. -Ralph Kiner

I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed. -Bob Uecker

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

Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction. -Kathy Ireland

You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've put on weight. -Christy Turlington

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex. -Katharine Graham

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. -Thomas Hobbes

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. -Edward Weston

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. -Ansel Adams

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. -Charles Darwin

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. -Bertrand Russell

For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. -Maya Angelou

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance. -Maya Angelou

I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction. -Roman Polanski

In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it's on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent. -Roman Polanski

The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create. -David Mamet

I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution. -William J. Clinton

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

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall

As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't. -Laurence J. Peter

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories. -Cecil Rhodes

There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war. -Ernest Bevin

It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight. -Martin Van Creveld

If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government. -Steven Spielberg

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory. -Jimmy Swaggart

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. -George Carlin

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Seek truth from facts. -Deng Xiaoping

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. -W. H. Auden

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged. -Bruce Babbitt

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion. -Phyllis McGinley

This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. -Bill Maher

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

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. -Mao Zedong

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. -Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. -Denis Waitley

It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved. -Tom Wolfe

Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders. -Virginia Woolf

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers. -Simone Weil

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy. -Man Ray

The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true. -Carl Rogers

I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, 'Where? What?' and turn away. -Christina Rossetti

Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts. -Philip Roth

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. -John Ruskin

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog. -Rainer Maria Rilke

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. -Tony Robbins

To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed. -Ernest Renan

The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry. -Howard Dean

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. -Henry Adams

One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell. -W. H. Auden

When we speak the word 'life,' it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach. -Antonin Artaud

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. -Hannah Arendt

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. -Albert Einstein

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. -Thomas A. Edison

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision. -Thomas A. Edison

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws – a thing which can never be demonstrated. -Tryon Edwards

I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy. -Lee Iacocca

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact. -Djuna Barnes

If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right. -Bernard Baruch

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience. -Elizabeth Bowen

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us. -Georges Bataille

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. -Simone de Beauvoir

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. -William S. Burroughs

Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo – and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way. -William S. Burroughs

Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. -William S. Burroughs

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. -Honore de Balzac

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History? -Charles de Gaulle

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity. -Jean Genet

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

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

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. -C. S. Lewis

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. -C. S. Lewis

Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. -Sigmund Freud

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. -Robert Fulghum

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong. -Thomas Fuller

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. -Hal Borland

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious. -Helen Keller

Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. -Vaclav Havel

Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people. -Don Herold

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other. -Victor Hugo

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet. -Victor Hugo

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge. -Thomas Huxley

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. -Thomas Huxley

Simple people… are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes. -Douglas Horton

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact. -E. W. Howe

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas. -Alexander Herzen

The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones. -Northrop Frye

There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don't make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life. -Russell Hoban

The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms. -John B. S. Haldane

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better. -John B. S. Haldane

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed. -Edith Hamilton

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. -Leigh Hunt

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. -James Thurber

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. -Charles Dickens

It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire. -Denis Diderot

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts. -Finley Peter Dunne

A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case. -Finley Peter Dunne

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. -Arthur Conan Doyle

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. -Andrea Dworkin

There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use. -Freeman Dyson

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice. -John Dalberg-Acton

School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them. -Ivan Illich

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate. -Christopher Hampton

The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry. -Henry Taylor

The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame… the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi. -Dave Thomas

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts. -David Seabury

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation. -Constantin Stanislavski

Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries. -Marquis de Sade

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives. -Jean-Paul Sartre

She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away. -Dorothy L. Sayers

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts. -Joseph Stalin

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place. -Angela Carter

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. -Willa Cather

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream – but create! -Robert Collier

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. -Calvin Coolidge

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom. -Quentin Crisp

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism. -Albert Camus

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation. -Charles Horton Cooley

The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society. -Charles Horton Cooley

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me. -Noel Coward

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one. -Emil Cioran

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. -Alexander Chase

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them. -Henry James

Belief creates the actual fact. -William James

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

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done. -William James

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

But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy? -Harriet Martineau

If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom. -Sydney Madwed

The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such. -Og Mandino

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive. -Thomas Mann

The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world. -Orison Swett Marden

We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests. -Henry Miller

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery. -Henry Miller

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it. -Hector Hugh Munro

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. -Noam Chomsky

We do not exist for ourselves alone, and it is only when we are fully convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others. -Thomas Merton

Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species. -Konrad Lorenz

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. -Bill Shoemaker

I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. -June Jordan

Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men. -Novalis

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. -Jack Nicklaus

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art. -Margaret Oliphant

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. -Norman Vincent Peale

Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy. -Camille Paglia

The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

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

During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage. -Conan O'Brien

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

I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men. -Goldie Hawn

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea. -Mortimer Adler

The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials. -John Edwards

Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. -H. L. Mencken

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

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. -George Eliot

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. -Sam Levenson

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law. -James A. Garfield

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. -Norman Cousins

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. -A. C. Benson

How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. -William James

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. -Margaret Thatcher

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -Carl Sagan

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. -Woodrow Wilson

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. -John F. Kennedy

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. -Charles R. Swindoll

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath. -Marian Anderson

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. -Theodore Roosevelt

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now. -Newt Gingrich

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person. -E. W. Howe

The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television. -Sophia Loren

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. -George Orwell

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. -Clint Eastwood

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. -Ruth Gordon

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. -Michel de Montaigne

Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. -Henri Poincare

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby. -Don Drysdale

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

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. -Bernard Baruch

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. -Eugene Wigner

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding? -Philip Roth

We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. -Dick Cheney

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. -Peter Drucker

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether. -Luis Bunuel

In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment. -E. L. Doctorow

The fact, if they are there, speak for themselves. -David Seabury

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -Maxwell Maltz

One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways. -Karl A. Menninger

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives – one is so very small – but that is the satisfaction of writing – one can impersonate so many people. -Katherine Mansfield

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. -Barbara Bush

If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers. -Doris Day

Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area. -Janeane Garofalo

General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. -Charles Darwin

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. -Randall Jarrell

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction. -Alexis de Tocqueville

The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done. -Ray Charles

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever. -Bob Marley

From slavery to segregation, we remember that America did not always live up to its ideals. In fact, we often fell far short of them. But we also learned that fundamental to our national character is the drive to live out the true meaning of our creed. -Bill Frist

One person can make a difference. In fact, it's not only possible for one person to make a difference, it's essential that one person makes a difference. And believe it or not, that person is you. -Bob Riley

Truly, the challenges we face are not Democratic challenges or Republican challenges. In fact, they are not political challenges at all; they are fiscal challenges, and educational challenges, and the challenges of figuring out how to take care of each other. -Christine Gregoire

Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction. -Aaron Allston

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts. -Blanche Lincoln

At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it's imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully. -Blanche Lincoln

A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access. -Blanche Lincoln

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. -Bryant H. McGill

Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves. -Bryant H. McGill

Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do. -Rod Blagojevich

Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases for South Dakotans of all ages. When people are overweight or obese, they have more health problems and more serious health problems, in addition to higher health care costs. -Mike Rounds

I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser. -Richard Shelby

You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. -Johnny Isakson

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

The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization. -Max Baucus

Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade. -Elizabeth Dole

Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear. -Bill Frist

I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it. -Robert Foster Bennett

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction – pride in a job well done. -Anderson Cooper

There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that's just a fact. -Donald Rumsfeld

It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives. -Dorothy Thompson

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world? -Norman Cousins

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things. -Alan Coren

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -Alan Greenspan

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it – whether it be a factory or a government. -Alexander Chase

We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine. -Anne Wilson Schaef

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. -Alice Miller

I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled. -Sigourney Weaver

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment. -Celia Green

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections. -Malcolm Forbes

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some. -Joe Moore

Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence. -Bill Hybels

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. -Gregory Bateson

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. -Tony Robbins

The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind. -Li Ka-shing

The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit. -Milton Friedman

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. -Peter Drucker

It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field. -Stephen Covey

I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships. -Christina Applegate

One of the things I'm most proud of about my career is the fact I've managed to keep options open. -Clive Owen

Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label. -Milla Jovovich

During the day I force myself to at least eat some salads rather than rubbish, and a steak in the evening. In fact, I eat to basically satisfy my hunger. I hardly have the time to appreciate a meal, and I'm everything, but a gourmet. -Milla Jovovich

If I don't get the goose-bump factor when I'm reading it than I can't do it. -Russell Crowe

Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor. -Alec Baldwin

My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around. They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh. -Dominic Monaghan

I've always had this deep and chronic sense of dissatisfaction. -Lusia Strus

This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness – which there isn't in other horror characters. -Richard Roxburgh

I'm proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously. I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things, which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany. -Thomas Kretschmann

Before acting, I wanted to become a journalist. I also toyed with the idea of being a chef – but that's only when people asked me what I wanted to be. In fact, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I didn't ever believe that I was good enough to be come one. -Ian Mckellen

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare – in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly. -Ian Mckellen

I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom. -Samuel West

The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton. -Cecil Rhodes

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

I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country. -Christopher Dodd

It is being alleged that the Federal Government is 'cutting' spending. In fact, we are not 'cutting' anything. Defense spending under this budget would rise by 4.3 percent over last year. Other discretionary spending would also rise. -Craig L. Thomas

At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy. -Debbie Stabenow

Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq. -Elizabeth Dole

We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity. -Ernie Fletcher

The administration is manufacturing a crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security. -Jack Reed

The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans. -John F. Kerry

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty. -Jon Corzine

We need to ensure our men and women in uniform are equipped with the very best money can buy. We also have to make sure critical military technologies are developed in America and that the U.S. defense manufacturing base remains healthy and strong. -Joe Lieberman

There are people who wish to do us harm in the most heinous way. They want to kill Americans simply because they are Americans. They wish to destroy our culture and Nation because they don't like our freedoms, they don't like the fact that we are prosperous. -Judd Gregg

But the fact is, it's illegal for the Administration to spend North west taxpayers' money to develop this rate hike proposal, just so it can turn around and raise their energy rates. -Maria Cantwell

It is critical that Democratic candidates, whether they are in New Jersey, or Virginia, or anywhere, emphasize the fact that we can be trusted, and can bring fiscal integrity to our state, local, and national government. -Mark Warner

Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries – not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well. -Olympia Snowe

We are confronting a situation in which the Administration, in my view, is once again manufacturing a crisis. There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy. -Paul Sarbanes

Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures – they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself. -Sonny Perdue

The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong. -Ted Kulongoski

That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories. -Tom Carper

And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier. -Tom Coburn

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. -Walter Reuther

The facts of life are very stubborn things. -Cleveland Amory

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. -William Whewell

We are the recorders and reporters of facts – not the judges of the behaviors we describe. -Alfred Kinsey

You can dress it up, but it comes down to the fact that a movie is only as good as its script. -Curtis Hanson

In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts… It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important… truth with fiction. -Janet Leigh

The dream factory of that time was much simpler. As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated. -Janet Leigh

The plain fact is that there are no conclusions. -James Jeans

I really always felt that I was going to be an actress. I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would do well from a very early age. I didn't know how tough the business is. -Susan Lucci

I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry. -Rick James

My main concern is if this composer has been made aware of the fact that I've come clean in all of my cases. I killed in pure hate, robbing along the way. So if this person hasn't, then I'd sure appreciate it if someone would inform him or her of it. -Aileen Wuornos

There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests. -Marvin Hamlisch

If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence. -Paul Bremer

While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them. -Paul Bremer

I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn't about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that. -Wendie Malick

Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us. -Zach Wamp

With only 2 percent of the world's proven reserves of oil, we in the United States can pump until we are blue in the face and it will not change the fact that we need more diverse and more secure sources of energy. -Zach Wamp

When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone. -Yoshio Taniguchi

The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them. -Samuel McChord Crothers

Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. -Steve Prefontaine

A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes. -Claude Bernard

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation. -Abdullah II of Jordan

To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama. -Junichiro Koizumi

No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea. -Kim Jong Il

To pay more is the easy way. In fact, the solution possibilities to the problem are many. -Vladimir Putin

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge. -Adlai Stevenson II

In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability. -Brett Somers

Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity. -Chris Van Allsburg

To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering. -Claude Vorilhon

The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time. -Frank Miller

I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work. -Hayao Miyazaki

Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: 'Isn't that that Bening woman?' -Annette Bening

It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. -David Caruso

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor. -Frank Black

Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with. -Jane Campion

I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews – you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost. -Jenny Agutter

The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described by Doyle as a man without a heart – all brain… and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate. -Jeremy Brett

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences. -LeVar Burton

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on. -Luis Figo

It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract. -Alan Shepard

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior. -Abraham Maslow

Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941. -Albert Speer

For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks. -Alexis Bledel

I'm not qualified to do anything else. So there better be another job. I'm kind of stuck now. I'm enjoying my life and I'm enjoying my work, and I'm enjoying the fact that the work I'm doing is garnering some interest and that's great. I just hope that it continues. -Alfred Molina

And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican. -Alma Guillermoprieto

I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care. -Alma Guillermoprieto

The fact of the matter is, when I'm on tour, I'm juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don't often get to really enjoy what I'm out there doing. -Amy Grant

When my career first began, I didn't have children – so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part. -Amy Irving

I think that the core doctrines of Christianity – the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century. -Andrew Greeley

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year. -Andrew Greeley

I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids. -Benjamin Bratt

I didn't want much. I wanted much more. In fact, I wanted everything. -Rupert Holmes

I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life. -Albert Bandura

I mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make… In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much. -Alexander Payne

I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it. -Anita Baker

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom – never. -Victor Davis Hanson

I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease. -Bliss Carman

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking. -Bliss Carman

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field. -Donald Knuth

Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me, so I find there is no point in even trying. It would be nice to get away from it, from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place on earth where I can go unrecognized. -Jonathan Davis

All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact. -Herbert A. Simon

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt. -Learned Hand

Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century – they combine Art and business! -Roger Corman

America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process. -Arianna Huffington

Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that's all it is about is opinions. -Chick Corea

It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind… we're in it together. -Chick Corea

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

I think when you take away all, like, the premieres and press stuff and all the special effects, then you just come down to the fact that it's all about acting, and I think that has been the best bit for me. -Emma Watson

I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered. -Ed Case

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change. -Kenneth Clarke

The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not. -George Michael

Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles. -James D. Watson

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors. -Simone Veil

At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name. -Carl Rakosi

She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on. -Michael Ende

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? -Michelangelo

IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards. -Murray Walker

The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent. -Neal Stephenson

There's no such thing as 'facts of life'. Only standing theories that haven't been disproved as of yet. -Simon Travaglia

To be sure, debates will linger about whether Medicare is too large or too small. Debates remain about the allocation of Medicare dollars. But December 8, 2003, demonstrated that there is no debate about this most fundamental fact: Medicare must survive. -Michael Johns

The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers. -Pope Benedict XVI

The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution. -Pope Benedict XVI

I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? -Willie Nelson

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. -Tom Wolfe

I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same. -Angus Young

We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants. We wonder why we have got unrest in this country. It is because our government, in fact, has got out of hand and out of line, with the Endangered Species Act. -Don Young

I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And would continue to be, up to the moment she died, 27 years later. -Diego Rivera

I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future. -Bernie Sanders

The fact is that daytime television is less valued than nighttime, and it's partly because of the product that we produce. We do a one-hour show in 12 hours. Nighttime produces a one-hour show in seven to nine days. -Deidre Hall

I think anybody who has been in the theater, prefers it. Television is a… factory. You turn out things on a revolving assembly line. You don't have time to perfect anything in television. -Gale Gordon

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting. -Arundhati Roy

Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too? -Arundhati Roy

You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants. -Harry Browne

God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. -Robert South

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy. -Thomas Aquinas

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products. -Richard Wagner

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become. -Ashley Montagu

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world. -Charles Hodge

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so. -Ernestine Rose

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known. -Richard Ford

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home. -William Temple

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly. -Jeff Beck

I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world. -David K. E. Bruce

Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training. -David Hunt

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing – but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over. -Eric Brown

Because when the film was first mooted, the Beatles didn't like the idea at all. In fact they wouldn't have any part in it. And when Brian had committed them, it was part of a deal he did with United Artists, I think. -George Martin

The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind and visually-impaired people need the single biggest boost to achieve equivalence, since the real-world Web is a visual medium. -Joe Clark

Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts. -Paul de Man

I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months. -Peter Scott

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement. -John Hope

Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily. -Gary North

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. -Pope Benedict XVI

It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult. -Craig Bruce

The first thing you do when you get out to center field is put up your finger and check the wind chill factor. -Mickey Rivers

They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts. -Matthew Henry

In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly. -Dave Holland

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level. -Francis Arinze

The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us. -Howard Crosby

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer. -Tom T. Hall

I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business. -Colin Baker

The fact is that you're never gonna believe any of the reviews, because the movie is to you what it is to you. No one's ever gonna sway you from what you feel about it. -Campbell Scott

The fact is, it's hard to release movies. -Campbell Scott

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 admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. -Ron Reagan

I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation. -Johnnie Cochran

We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well. -Jackie Stewart

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I'd already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment. -David Soul

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question. -J. Carter Brown

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation. -Larry Elder

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

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. -Thomas Aquinas

I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week. -Gene Kelly

For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught. -Roger Bacon

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

My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words. -Shakira

I think the fact that I created something and had an enormous influence is indisputable. -La Monte Young

I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that. -John Howard

The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so. -Paul Martin

My organs are too powerful… I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly. -Robert Baldwin

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement! -John Piper

You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes. Then I got used to the fact that I couldn't feel my fingers and my feet. That for me was the essence of the battle. -Jude Law

That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do. -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

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error. -Robert Owen

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history. -David Price

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact: that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy, there can be no stable peace in the Middle East. -Hussein of Jordan

What I'd like to get across is try your best to be yourself. I realize there are those who are much further along than you are; there are stars, but learn to be who you are and to play yourself. Be confident in that fact. -Jerome Richardson

I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone's satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start. -Stjepan Mesic

Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation. -Denzil Douglas

Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it's fun. It's exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them. -Debbi Fields

One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact. -David F. Houston

Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't. -Brad Holland

The Opposition aren't really the Opposition. They're just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence. -Antony Jay

I fully appreciate the fact that George W. Bush won 49% of my district. -Jim Costa

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role – unless you're just vain about celebrity. You're always looking for the one thing that will surprise you. -Jonny Lee Miller

You find that all men are successes or failures. Success is the stamp of truth. I will say all men who fail to place their feet on the dome of facts do so by not sieving all truth and throwing the faulty to one side. -Andrew Taylor Still

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary. -Brian Perkins

It is only by the rational use of technology; to control and guide what technology is doing; that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine. -Carrie Snow

I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers. -Harvey S. Firestone

I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact. -Strom Thurmond

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none. -Thomas Kuhn

It's funny, but when there are dominant teams, there are a number of people who rail about the fact that they're always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl. -Al Michaels

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted by acting and loves behaviour. -Ben Kingsley

There is a lot of things to weigh up when a transfer happens, and money is a big factor. -Richard Gough

Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy. -Tim Roth

There are a lot of factors in the life of an F1 driver which can combine to make you believe that you are somehow above normality. I think that is a mistake to start believing that. But, at the same time, it is important to be confident. -Damon Hill

I am surprised people took so long to pick up on the fact that my contract expires at the end of this year. Eddie has to decide who he wants to drive, so there is no secret anywhere. I am not concerned. It does not sit with my objectives to be competitive. -Damon Hill

I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place. -Chuck Close

I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values. -Winthrop Rockefeller

I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold. -Howard Lindsay

The tires were scorching hot, in fact I burned my fingers on one. -Malcolm Campbell

It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. -Mary Archer

Adultery – which is the only grounds for divorce in New York – is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage. -Allan Sherman

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

I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs. -Wallace Shawn

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing. -Chuck Palahniuk

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. -Diane Abbott

There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness. -Emily Carr

You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you've got to get out there and do the thing yourself. -Joan Sutherland

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress. -Joseph McCabe

But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep. -Karl Shapiro

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable. -Abraham Robinson

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all. -Al Alvarez

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding. -Albion W. Small

It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on. -Barry Gibb

Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exits between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other. -Friedrich List

Farmers, merchants, manufacturers, and the traveling public have all had their troubles with the transportation lines, and the difficulties to which these struggles have given rise have produced that problem which is even now apparently far from solution. -John Moody

Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. -John Moody

Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society… It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. -Stephen Harper

Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been. -Stephen Harper

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances. -Thomas Reid

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches. -William Robertson Smith

The house is a factory. -Dave Eggers

For the first time in your conscious memory; for the first time in fact, since your were a baby; a single tear, full and warm, rolled down your right cheek and you fell into a very deep and entirely dreamless slumber. -Dave Sim

I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don't do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert. -Doug Davidson

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

I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships. -James Caan

It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance. In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn't sure who could play Truman. -Peter Weir

In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture. -Alain Robert

For a time during the 1980s the Royal Family were not just the most influential family in Britain but probably in Europe and Prince Charles specifically was very much like a defacto Cabinet member and what he said actually had impact on public policy. -Andrew Morton

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead. -Chanakya

Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies – utopian images – can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century. -Dennis Prager

I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something. -Harry Chapin

I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. -Harold H. Greene

The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches. -Harold H. Greene

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline. -Jerome Hines

Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't. -Edward T. Hall

The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word. -F. L. Lucas

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact. -Roland Allen

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom. -Friedrich August von Hayek

The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector. -Henry Hazlitt

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it. -Henry Hazlitt

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck. -John Jakes

I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful. -Vincent Gallo

You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it. -David Brock

Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much. -Marisa Tomei

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best. -Maude Adams

The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being and tried his best to ensure their security in the hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate and merciful characteristics. -Cat Stevens

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue. -David Hyde Pierce

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation. -Jared Diamond

No government is here forever. And there are other forces – the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business – doing good for the environment. -Jared Diamond

There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws. -George A. Romero

I'm totally grateful for the fans my family has and I have; they gave me a lot of support when I was in treatment. But it was just odd, you know? It's stressful. Just the whole fact of being someone in the public eye. -Jack Osbourne

I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role. -Gerard Butler

My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected. -Stockwell Day

I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing… We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand. -Rick Wagoner

If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love. -Mortimer Adler

A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free. -Nat Friedman

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory. -Claude Debussy

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. -Edsger Dijkstra

My acting is still being recognized for the fact that I wasn't nominated. -Eva Longoria

The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it. -Frances McDormand

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience. -Jon Bon Jovi

Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings. -Keith Haring

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. -Mary Wollstonecraft

In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished. -Norman Ralph Augustine

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. -Alexander Alekhine

God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction. -Swami Sivananda

Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity. -Zoltan Kodaly

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution. -Theodosius Dobzhansky

In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life, and I think that should be the case in the life of every artist. Our life is occupied with playing, whether we play an instrument or a role. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

What the UN inspectors can do is demonstrate to the world, help the Iraqi government demonstrate to the world that the Iraqis are cooperatively disarming if that is in fact what the Iraqi government decides to do. -Douglas Feith

I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer. -James Galway

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks. -Omar Bongo

We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online. -Joichi Ito

The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. -Louis Farrakhan

In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself. -Seamus Heaney

Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. -Steven Pinker

The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero. -Steven Pinker

I take what I see work. I'm a strict believer in the scientific principle of believing nothing, only taking the best evidence available at the present time, interpreting it as best you can, and leaving your mind open to the fact that new evidence will appear tomorrow. -Adam Osborne

Hollywood is fickle; your career can end pretty fast. If the acting jobs dry up, you have to have something to fall back on. In fact, that would be my advice to kids interested in acting – make sure you get an education too. -Matthew Lawrence

The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that. -Joe Wilson

The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law. -Henri Poincare

Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts. -Henri Poincare

Science is facts. -Henri Poincare

This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge. -Kenneth L. Pike

With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts. -Kenneth L. Pike

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me. -Kenneth L. Pike

In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it. -Derek Bailey

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. -Friedrich August von Hayek

It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world. -Friedrich August von Hayek

We know: of course, with regard to the market and similar social structures, a great many facts which we cannot measure and on which indeed we have only some very imprecise and general information. -Friedrich August von Hayek

Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information? -Friedrich August von Hayek

I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation. -Friedrich August von Hayek

To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. -Friedrich August von Hayek

This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use. -John Walters

I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen. -Jonathan Frakes

We know that so many of the conditions and diseases that we associate with ageing can often be prevented or in fact their onset delayed if we just took preventative steps earlier in our lives. -Julie Bishop

It is a fact that governments tend to put in place policies and strategies in response to current scenarios. -Julie Bishop

The fact is, I never wanted to be a movie star. -Piper Laurie

In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child. -Suzanne Farrell

But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I'm always moving around. -Suzanne Farrell

The particular ballet was not so important as the fact that I was physically healthy, and capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible. -Suzanne Farrell

As soon as you sit down to write about something you are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts. -Theo Van Gogh

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man. -Martin Heidegger

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms. -Neal Boortz

You see I'm against hunting, in fact I'm a hunt saboteur. I go out the night before and shoot the fox. -Tim Vine

I realize I'm a very lucky man. I love what I do, I love films, TV and theater, and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me. -Eric Stoltz

I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty. -Mira Nair

Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice. -Wislawa Szymborska

I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed. -Shelley Berkley

The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode. -Spalding Gray

There are not the same factual shows anymore – children's TV has become much more trivial. -Johnny Ball

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction. -Mortimer Adler

I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact. -Stanley Fish

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship. -A. Philip Randolph

I started to realise that it wasn't for me. Perhaps I didn't have to give my Hamlet before I died, that the world might be an OK place without my Hamlet, in fact. -Eric McCormack

Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support. -Daniel Ortega

His daughter returned from her boarding school, improved in fashionable airs and expert in manufacturing fashionable toys; but, in her conversation, he sought in vain for that refined and fertile mind which he had fondly expected. -Emma Willard

The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one. -F. H. Bradley

When you decide to do this kind of music then you just accept the facts. -Gary Numan

The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have, and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains, but you also have job loss. -Alexis Herman

What we're really trying to do is level out the health care system. It has gotten so one-sided as more and more people have been put into managed care; in fact, about 70 percent of the patients in the country. -Charlie Norwood

The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding. -John Warnock

What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information. -John Warnock

Well if done a lot of hard work to try and get people to act rationally, the fact that weve had 15 deviant Muslims, plus 5 or 8 others that got away does not mean that all Muslims are deviant or extremists. -Lee Kuan Yew

I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses. -Rebecca Romijn

In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education. -Russell Means

We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on. -Robin Gibb

There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village. -Roma Downey

I still can't quite believe it. Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer, a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time. -Sam Mendes

Change is good. And in fact unavoidable. -Dirk Benedict

In the old days… it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes. -David Attenborough

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving. -David Attenborough

A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth. -Frank Luntz

In fact, in more cases than not, when we are rational, we're actually unhappy. Emotion is good; passion is good. Being into what we're into, provided that it's a healthy pursuit, it's a good thing. -Frank Luntz

So often corporate America, business America, are the worst communicators, because all they understand are facts, and they cannot tell a story. They know how to explain their quarterly results, but they don't know how to explain what they mean. -Frank Luntz

Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls. -Lars von Trier

Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district. -Jerry Weller

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas. -Kevin Ayers

I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet – it is something I will be doing. -Peter Banks

I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers. -Rick Boucher

I appreciate the idea that anybody would think of me as a star. But I'm really not career oriented in the sense that I want to be a star. It's not in me. It's not what I do. In fact, I'm amazed that I've even gotten this far. -Lance Henriksen

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity. -Adam Schiff

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college, finances by no means should be the deciding factor. -Bobby Scott

In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent of African American children attend schools that are predominately African American, about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died. -Bobby Scott

In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies. -Christiane Amanpour

I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health. -Christopher Shays

Anything that is unexpected is the X-factor. -Dante Hall

For us, Marxism is always open because there are always new xperiences, there are always new facts, including facts about the past, which have to be incorporated in the corpus of scientific socialism. -Ernest Mandel

The intolerance of the Middle, and even later, Ages, is a fact all too familiar to every one. -Ethan A. Hitchcock

To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film. -Frank Darabont

If I wasn't bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland. -Peter Steele

It's ironic that while I was a worker in Detroit, which I left when I was twenty six, my sense was that the thing that's going to stop me from being a poet is the fact that I'm doing this crummy work. -Philip Levine

I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently. -Richard King

And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor, makes it a more rewarding challenge. -Richard King

I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. -Rick Allen

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts. -Stephen Breyer

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person. -Todd Akin

I don't think I'll ever escape the fact that I don't belong anywhere in particular. I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality. -Hugo Weaving

Those people who shun us just because of the label we're on, or the fact that we've got a video out there that's getting us somewhere, are only limiting themselves, because they aren't keeping an open mind. -Joel Madden

Part of the charm of what I do is the fact that it's completely unrelated to everything that came before. -Lydia Lunch

I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction. -Lydia Lunch

The fact that people still know us is, in my opinion, a result of our music and of the big money that runs the music industry today. The people who control the industry are accountants who recycle everything in new, nostalgic packages, and everything else, to make more money. -Rick Wright

The fact that biological, or 'natural' rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art. -Steven Levy

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek. -Abu Bakr

Yeah, I might remaster it, in fact I'm sure I would. But all the songs will be the same. -John Wozniak

We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it. -Kim Il-sung

I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women – showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you. -Danielle Dax

The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way… style. -Frank Auerbach

I wrote a great deal… but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction. -G. H. Hardy

When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term. -Harry Stack Sullivan

I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn't have everybody in the tournament. -Tim Buckley

Another misconception is that an order is canceled when you hit 'cancel' on your computer. But, the fact is it's canceled only when the market gets the cancellation. -Arthur Levitt

If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life. Start with that assumption. -Henry Hampton

Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them. -Huston Smith

The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? -Katharine Anthony

You, the actor, must be aware of when you're being funny, but the character you're playing should always be oblivious to the fact. -Jon Lovitz

Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right. -Louise Fletcher

I'm a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation. I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable in certain forums discussing sex. -Gennifer Flowers

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts. -Samuel Chase

The first and most important reason for its elimination is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science; it is a hypothesis only, a speculation. -William Bell Riley

The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license to do anything you want to do. -Lindsay Wagner

The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence. -Martin McGuinness

In fact, I would defend to the death their right to express a different point of view. -Martin McGuinness

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership. -Martin McGuinness

I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you. -Martin Yan

I have a lot of cooking tools. In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives. Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys. -Martin Yan

In fact I am quite snappy and irritable, and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect. -Nigella Lawson

I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy. -Nigella Lawson

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district, they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work. This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more. -Norm Dicks

Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable. -Peter Mandelson

I want to make a film about a factory worker. -Richard Linklater

Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times. -Richard Linklater

What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off. -Ruben Blades

My activism and sexual revolution in New York was a factor. -Sally Kirkland

One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction. -Sanjay Kumar

The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans, and has no basis in fact whatsoever. -Sidney Blumenthal

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album. -Smokey Robinson

If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against people who are hiring people who are here illegally, we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem. -Tom Tancredo

In fact, the place where we have indicted more terrorists or potential terrorists, is our Northern border. -Tom Tancredo

The bungle tour is a bit up in the air due to the fact this at we are getting screwed by our overseas label. -Trevor Dunn

In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds. -Vernor Vinge

In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange. -William Odom

As a matter of fact, I rarely ever play myself. -Frank Langella

Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion. -Herman Kahn

In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life. -Imran Khan

The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old. -James Loeb

I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface. -James Loeb

I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America. -Jim Capaldi

Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end. -Joan D. Vinge

I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human. -Joe Morton

I think it talks about the fact that there are black people in the world who have tremendous amount of talents and have no channel through which they can those talents. -Joe Morton

And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly. -John Abizaid

But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough. -John Abizaid

I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society. -John Cameron

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work. -John Engler

Manufacturers account for nearly 60 percent of all industrial research and development. -John Engler

Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products. -John Engler

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction. -Jose Carreras

I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce. -Joseph Hume

At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed. -Joseph Hume

We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers, and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food, and also much lighter taxation. -Joseph Hume

May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks. -Joseph Lancaster

The very fact that I've had those established me to continue on to do new music and new projects. -Juice Newton

The fact that I've achieved this so soon is just a bonus, I guess. Everything from now on is a bonus for me. -Karrie Webb

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

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

In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history. -Mark Shields

The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud. -Michael Bergin

There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes. -Garry Kasparov

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans… was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe. -Kevin J. Anderson

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. -James Cash Penney

The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good. -Allan Sloan

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts. -David Friedrich Strauss

It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. -Francis William Aston

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race. -Francis William Aston

We tend to read each other's books in sizeable chunks as they are written. I don't know that you could say we are ruthless with each other – in fact, I suppose we are very kind. There are ways to make suggestions which are not destructive. -Jonathan Kellerman

If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns. -Michael D. Barnes

Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved. -Michael D. Barnes

I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us. -Roy Wood

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers. -John Desmond Bernal

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace. -John Desmond Bernal

I criticize a lot of players and coaches. But I back it up with facts. A lot of times guys get mad at me because someone told them what I said. I say, 'You're wrong: Go check the tape.' -Phil Simms

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis – the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38. -David Crane

Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance. -John Anderson

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops. -John Blair

Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked. -Judy Holliday

The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.' -Malcolm Gladwell

Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing. -Mike Simpson

If Poindexter made a comment to me like that, it would have been in the context of once the authorized program is approved there would be no point in having any of these private benefactors any longer. -Robert M. Gates

The fact that the same symbolic programming primitives work for those as work for math kinds of things, I think, really validates the idea of symbolic programming being something pretty general. -Stephen Wolfram

I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro', so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction. -William Whipple

I think that being a conscious parent opens your eyes to the fact that any adult relationships that you have, whenever children are present on a daily basis, that they're modeling how they get along with people by what they see how you get along. -Peter Krause

Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There's a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist. -Rahm Emanuel

The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined. -Robert Musil

You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation. -Ennio Morricone

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them. -John White Geary

I'm 16 now, I was 15 when it happened… and the encryption code wasn't in fact written by me, but written by the German member. There seems to be a bit of confusion about that part. -Jon Johansen

We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two 'Eds' are better than one. -Edmond H. Fischer

When we first started playing we did a lot of rehearsing. We used to write out everything. In fact, that's the way everybody rehearses: we play the tunes and improvise. -Charlie Haden

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

My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits. -George Shearing

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case. -James Ellroy

I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board. -Mike Davidson

There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes! -Amiri Baraka

The factor most ignored in discussing interstellar flight is the kinetic energy that must be invested in the ship to make its tons of matter move at a substantial fraction of the speed of light. -Barney Oliver

In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. -Carroll Quigley

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. -Carter G. Woodson

I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit. -Carter G. Woodson

The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers. -Carter G. Woodson

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money. -Carter G. Woodson

You can set up whatever negotiations or structure you want, but until the Palestinians are willing to accept the fact, as the majority of Israelis do, that there should be two states between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, we won't have peace. -Chuck Schumer

I don't really like to talk specifically about customers by name – but we work with nearly all the leading manufacturers of consumer products worldwide and at quite a detailed engineering level. -David Milne

We believe we've got the skill base and the techniques to supply the chips that really enable the end manufacturers to develop exciting, innovative products themselves. -David Milne

In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home. -Ellsworth Huntington

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie. -Ellsworth Huntington

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women. -Ginny Brown-Waite

The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal. -Ginny Brown-Waite

I think some of the best reporters are the ones who can really illustrate the differences between societies, at the same time trying to connect the fact that there are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences. -John Pomfret

One of the problems that we have as American journalists is that we bring the American cultural baggage with us and we plop it down and it follows us around and that's just a fact of life. -John Pomfret

The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me. -John Pomfret

I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth. -Knute Nelson

We are deeply conscious of the fact that our north and west must be developed. -Lionel Murphy

Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers. -Mary Harris Jones

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people. -Mary Harris Jones

Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us. -Matthew Simpson

In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years. -Michael Shanks

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth. -Michael Shermer

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