Best Quotes About Fun

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn

Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all. -Woody Allen

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. -David Brinkley

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. -Mark Twain

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. -Mary Schmich

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. -Bob Hope

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. -Walt Disney

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. -John F. Kennedy

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. -Max Eastman

Form follows function. -Louis Sullivan

The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money. -A. J. Liebling

The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level. -Norman Mailer

When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read. -Sinclair Lewis

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor. -Alvin Toffler

Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring. -M. F. K. Fisher

I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car. -Steven Wright

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun. -Jerry Seinfeld

I think it's funny to be delicate with subjects that are explosive. -Jerry Seinfeld

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen. -Jack Nicklaus

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence. -Nick Price

Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read. -Leo Burnett

There is no way for the American economic system to function without advertising. There is no other way to communicate enough information about enough products to enough people with enough speed. -John O'Toole

Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious. -Leo Burnett

Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business. -Leo Burnett

I honestly believe that advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. -Jerry Della Femina

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art. -William Bernbach

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way. -E. M. Forster

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. -Shirley MacLaine

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

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. -Doug Larson

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

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. -William Arthur Ward

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. -Jim Bishop

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. -P. J. O'Rourke

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. -Henry Ford

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. -Garrison Keillor

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married. -Robert Frost

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. -William Feather

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. -Ernst Fischer

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. -Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. -Dr. Seuss

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). -Ayn Rand

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny…' -Isaac Asimov

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. -W. Somerset Maugham

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. -Ralph Nader

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. -Terry Pratchett

The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud. -Harry A. Blackmun

What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations. -Harry A. Blackmun

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching. -Warren E. Burger

Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down. -Truman Capote

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority. -Barber Conable

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision. -Barber Conable

Work is much more fun than fun. -Noel Coward

There's nothing funnier than the human animal. -Walt Disney

The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it. -T. S. Eliot

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. -T. S. Eliot

An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration. -Peter Utley

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. -An Wang

To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men. -Richard Wilbur

I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. -George Gallup

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. -Samuel Goldwyn

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. -Erica Jong

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. -Carl Jung

The human mind is our fundamental resource. -John F. Kennedy

The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth

For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves. -Marya Mannes

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. -Thurgood Marshall

Sex is a natural function. You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen. -William Masters

A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia. -David McCullough

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence. -Cyril Connolly

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly. -Adlai Stevenson I

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality. -Albert Schweitzer

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

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. -Lionel Trilling

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. -John Gotti

Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation. -Milan Kundera

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun. -Roland Barthes

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. -Amelia Earhart

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. -Andrew Jackson

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. -Charles R. Swindoll

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. -Jim Rohn

The smaller the function, the greater the management. -C. Northcote Parkinson

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. -Thomas Jefferson

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress. -Will Rogers

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. -Edward de Bono

We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it. -Richard J. Daley

Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it. -Gerry Spence

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

Don't ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. -Robert A. Heinlein

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are. -Henry Fielding

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. -Herodotus

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. -Jimmy Buffett

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. -Thomas J. Watson

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. -John Perry Barlow

To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun? -Katharine Graham

Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience. -Johan Huizinga

I'm not funny. What I am is brave. -Lucille Ball

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -Meg Whitman

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good. -Meg Whitman

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

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. -William Butler Yeats

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun. -Britney Spears

When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.' -Yasmine Bleeth

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it. -Nicolas Cage

It's more fun to think that there are other worlds. -Katherine Heigl

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

It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead, you're made for life. -Jimi Hendrix

Justin Timberlake is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that's cool. -Britney Spears

I'm very 'spur of the moment'. I'm always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory. -Josh Hartnett

Writing is very much a playground – an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. -Shania Twain

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse… I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. -Cindy Crawford

I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet. -Angelina Jolie

I don't want to be known as the Aerosmith chick, but it's fun to put on the boots and makeup and act like a tough girl. -Alicia Silverstone

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both. -Bono

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. -Louis D. Brandeis

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

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have. -Conan O'Brien

People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant. -Ellen DeGeneres

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. -Lin Yutang

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. -Walt Disney

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge. -Bill Cosby

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. -Mary Wilson Little

It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it. -Malcolm Forbes

I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie. -William Friedkin

Violence is not funny. -William Friedkin

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is. -Steve Martin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. -James Baldwin

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

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. -David Ogilvy

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. -P. J. O'Rourke

Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves. -Phyllis George

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. -Dale Carnegie

There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues. -J. William Fulbright

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. -Adlai Stevenson I

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid. -Dave Barry

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. -Rosalind Russell

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean. -Mae West

Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery. -Ambrose Bierce

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it. -Erma Bombeck

It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.' Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it. -Julia Roberts

It's good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there's more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun. -Charles de Lint

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. -Mark Twain

Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. -Woody Allen

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice. -Woody Allen

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. -George Santayana

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us, but God has a way of not arranging that, because it's not as much fun. -Sparky Anderson

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I'm out in front and winning. I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game. -John McGraw

They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that? -Casey Stengel

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather. -Chuck Tanner

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. -Earl Weaver

Kids don't learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore. -Bill Lee

It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs. -Roger Maris

You know, this game's not very much fun when you're only hitting .247. -Reggie Jackson

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know. -Willie Stargell

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun. -Babe Ruth

It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body. -Satchel Paige

I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more. -Harry Caray

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom. -Tim Allen

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. -Pierre de Coubertin

It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something. -Lucy Liu

It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game. -Courtney Love

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. -Ralph Nader

It's marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun. I'm going to photograph everything, everything! -Jacques-Henri Lartigue

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can. -Rita Mae Brown

It's a funny old world. -Margaret Thatcher

All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough. -Angelina Jolie

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. -Thomas Dewar

There is a fundamental situation in which the country has reached rock bottom, that a mother can't send her children out of the house in the morning. The country has reached rock bottom and this needs to be changed. -Benjamin Netanyahu

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable. -Benito Mussolini

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds. -Jewel

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

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. -Margaret Fuller

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser. -Cecil Beaton

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. -Walt Whitman

In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment. -George Ade

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it. -Louisa May Alcott

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. -Albert Einstein

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. -Thomas A. Edison

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. -Thomas A. Edison

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it? -Barbara Ehrenreich

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality. -Arnold Bennett

If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction. -Arthur Bloch

A functioning police state needs no police. -William S. Burroughs

The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds. -Samuel Butler

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. -Jean Baudrillard

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit. -Josh Billings

The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. -Allan Bloom

The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood. -Germaine Greer

Morality and its victim, the mother – what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood? -Emma Goldman

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. -George Gurdjieff

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost. -Michel Foucault

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out. -Steven Weinberg

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. -Soren Kierkegaard

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth once they inherit it. -Kin Hubbard

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party. -Dag Hammarskjold

People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties. -Comte de Lautreamont

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. -Garrison Keillor

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. -James Thurber

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. -James Thurber

The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive. -Lionel Trilling

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is. -Donald Trump

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning. -Salvador Dali

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. -Leonardo da Vinci

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal. -Guy Debord

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 function of posterity is to look after itself. -Dylan Thomas

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. -Jean-Paul Sartre

The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable. -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

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be? -Orlando Bloom

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it. -Eileen Caddy

Institutions – government, churches, industries, and the like – have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction. -Charles Horton Cooley

It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk. -H. L. Mencken

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity. -Lewis Mumford

However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power. -Kate Millett

Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets. -Henry Miller

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future. -Joel A. Barker

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him… and it was for me. -Wayne Gretzky

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind. -Frank Moore Colby

The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in? -Alice James

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery. -John Henry Newman

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral. -Gregory Nunn

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. -George Orwell

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. -Yogi Berra

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. -Dave Barry

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral. -John Burroughs

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. -George Santayana

In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful. -Leo Bogart

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. -Fred Allen

If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also. -Fred Woodworth

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. -Peter Ustinov

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating. -Michel Foucault

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. -Jack London

We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames. -Rudolf Bing

The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him. -Jimmy Breslin

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. -Margaret Thatcher

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing. -Henry Moore

This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones. -Desmond Morris

Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary. -Ivy Compton-Burnett

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. -William Blake

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. -Don Marquis

The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws. -John Adams

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. -Ben Affleck

Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend. -Lucy Liu

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. -Michael Jordan

It's funny when someone says to you 'you're hot' and all that, because I don't think of it in that way. -Kate Winslet

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. -Bill Cosby

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. -Anais Nin

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. -Joe Namath

You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things. -Ken Kesey

I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person-as the people in this room will attest. -Janeane Garofalo

Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking. -Gene Mauch

Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball. -Mickey Mantle

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie… a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. -George Orwell

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. -Will Rogers

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. -Tony Robbins

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly. -Desiderius Erasmus

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world. -Samuel Beckett

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. -Henry Ward Beecher

The funniest line in English is 'Get it?' When you say that, everyone chortles. -Garrison Keillor

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. -Susan Sontag

The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young. -Kate Millett

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. -Mother Teresa

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. -Bertrand Russell

Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough. -George W. Bush

People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament. -A. P. Herbert

We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would except that it would put them on the same side as the United States. -Ann Coulter

I'm odd looking. Sometimes I think I look like a funny muppet. -Angelina Jolie

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world. -Muhammad Ali

Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good. -Billy Bob Thornton

People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life. -Bo Bennett

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens. -Arlen Specter

Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns. -Arlen Specter

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

A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people. -Brad Henry

It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy. -Christopher Bond

I've been to Africa three times. All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam. -Bill O'Reilly

We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration. -Burt Rutan

We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects. -Janet Napolitano

A country's strategy is always based on a fundamental philosophical outlook. -Marc Forne Molne

Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry. -Rick Perry

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat. -Rick Perry

Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution. -Jeff Sessions

I believe it is essential that we close the security gaps that put our nation at risk, and I will continue to fight for the funding that will secure high-risk targets, such as our ports and borders. -Mark Pryor

Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes. -Christopher Dodd

New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine. -Daniel Akaka

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis. -Carl Levin

Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills. -Debbie Stabenow

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

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding. -Arlen Specter

As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt. -Arlen Specter

Having committed ourselves to Iraq, we must prevail, and to prevail, we must fund all of the requirements for our military. We must do it adequately and promptly, and the administration is doing neither. -Jack Reed

The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not. -Robert Foster Bennett

Funding privatized accounts with Social Security dollars would not only make the program's long term problems worse, but many believe it represents a first step toward undermining the program's fundamental goals. -Patty Murray

The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing about a fundamental change to the environment that has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism. -Craig L. Thomas

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch. -Quentin Tarantino

Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional? -Charles Eames

When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral. I was always the little entertainer. -Natalie Portman

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects. -Andrew Johnson

I realize that humor isn't for everyone. It's only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive. -Anne Wilson Schaef

It's hard to go with a trend. As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up. It's important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate. -Estella Warren

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. -Joseph Sobran

I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don't want to be an old hag. There's no fun in that. -Scarlett Johansson

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. -Marv Levy

It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know. -Linda Ronstadt

We need, in effect, to make the phantom 'lock-boxes' around the trust fund real. -Alan Greenspan

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

The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals. -Gordon Moore

I've found that when the market's going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won't get there by reading 'Now is the time to buy.' -Peter Lynch

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. -Richard Branson

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness… an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking. -Richard Carlson

I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better. -Steve Jobs

Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much. -Buddy Hackett

A fellow who has a funny bone can learn to hone his skills, but I don't think you can develop a funny bone – you either have it or you don't. And by the way – when you get it, we don't know it. -Carl Reiner

I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am. -Jennifer Aniston

That's what I hate about a lot of comedies, when you're hitting a line or making it funny. -Jennifer Aniston

Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right. -Matthew Perry

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family. -Milla Jovovich

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

We sit in a room for months trying to think of funny things. -David Walliams

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. -Debra Messing

If you've got Mystique as your girlfriend the fun you could have in bed – I've just imagined X-Men 3 might open with me in bed with Patrick Stewart. -Ian Mckellen

I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it. -Paul Bettany

It's fun to do voiceover work, although you still have to act. But it doesn't involve memorizing lines, and you don't have to dress up. -Stephen Root

When I worked with Robin Williams, now there is improv! He is just as funny as you think he is. We did at least five or six takes of every scene, improvising every scene differently. He was a riot. -Stephen Root

I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness. -Tom Baker

All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead. -Will Ferrell

I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time. Yes I think that is right. Seventy-four per cent of the time. -Will Ferrell

James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny – and I never was. -Will Ferrell

I also think if you're an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you're just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that's not in the commercial they think you're a genius. -Amy Poehler

I think it can be fun to be single and date-like when you don't want a relationship. Or when you've just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, your thinking, Hey, it's kind of cool being single. -Breckin Meyer

My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important. -Christine Taylor

It's funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park. -Jake Gyllenhaal

Acting is the most fun. I like to do it and it's great that I can still do that, but you know, you don't really have a lot of control over things, so it's real hit or miss. -Jon Favreau

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times. -Mukesh Ambani

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life. -Fernand Braudel

I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid. -Uma Thurman

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security. -Arlen Specter

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

The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq. -Bill Richardson

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land. -Daniel Inouye

Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense, and it's out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement. -Debbie Stabenow

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe. -Dianne Feinstein

It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured. -Dianne Feinstein

I have always advocated for funding and programs that increase our productivity and competitiveness. -George Allen

The decision is 'trust fund' versus 'no more Medicaid' – and that shouldn't be a tough decision. -Haley Barbour

Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education. -Jim Jeffords

The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order. -Jim Jeffords

The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education. -Jeff Bingaman

We must do all we can to reduce congestion in our urban areas and increase access and mobility in our rural areas, and this extra funding will help us get there. -John Warner

The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children. -Joe Lieberman

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

Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase. -Richard Burr

We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens. -Bob Ehrlich

I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education. -Rod Blagojevich

The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past. -Norbert Wiener

There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules. -Paul Eldridge

I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions. -Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him. -Phaedrus

I know quickly whether a guy is boyfriend material. If I can have a good time doing absolutely nothing with him, then that's boyfriend material for me. Like if we're able to have fun at a gas station. I've had some really good times at gas stations. -Alyson Hannigan

It's fun to be there with the guys, to practice with them, arrange the balls, do this, do that, but when you play you can get some of this nervousness out of your system. -Goran Ivanisevic

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how, whether it's hard work or easy work, it's always fun. -Tommy Lee Jones

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. -Alan Perlis

High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy. It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun. -Michael Keaton

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training. -Michelle Kwan

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. -Clive Bell

Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open. -Clive Bell

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments – and that's what matters. -Peter Benenson

I like to have fun with them. I like to toy with them a little bit. we're making television, after all. Right? -Phil Keoghan

I do like to shock and surprise people. When it's all in good fun, of course. -Ruth Warrick

It's not going to fill in the potholes. It's not going to put a roof over people's heads. What it does is it helps to address really fundamental questions of who we are, where we came from, by which I mean we can learn how life came about. -Steven Squyres

I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and I'm embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it. -Torrie Wilson

You can make fun of everything. -Matt Stone

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings. -Ali Khamenei

The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial. -Ali Khamenei

Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries. -Ali Khamenei

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. -Jan Peter Balkenende

It is not enough to receive support, no matter, how needed it may be. It is fundamental to know how to receive this support and ensure that its result is exponential. -Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

If each of us is to feel that he or she is valued, this calls for more than public funding. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

The thing that's funny is that everyone thinks I'm dead. -Charles Nelson Reilly

If someone's going to talk about me, I'd want it to be positively. The way many write, you'd think only bad things were interesting. If we don't think positive, what's the use? It's a lot more fun, you know. -Dorothy Stratten

It's funny. Of all the jobs I've been ambitious for, this is one that never crossed my mind. -Edmund S. Muskie

I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and – I bet you're a lot of fun at a party. -Gene Simmons

When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do. -Adrienne Barbeau

It's fun leading this offense. I don't think we've hit our peak. -Brett Favre

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through. -James Cagney

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion. -Karen Armstrong

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States. -Karen Armstrong

There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions. -LeVar Burton

It's funny how sometimes how the public some people think I was born like this. That I maybe I sleep and I do big muscle, but its a lot of work to look like this and to be in this kind of condition. -Lou Ferrigno

I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere. -Paul Allen

There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result. -Steve Forbes

I'm like a fungus; you can't get rid of me. -Adam Baldwin

The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that? -Alex Chilton

If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity. -Alexander Haig

I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens. -Alma Guillermoprieto

The left is being funded primarily by the drug traffickers who provide this tax money and that's why the guerrillas in Colombia, unlike the guerrillas anywhere else in Latin America, have been able to survive for 40 years because they have a hard, solid source of income. -Alma Guillermoprieto

I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion. -Andrew Greeley

Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement. -Andy Gibb

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things. -Art Garfunkel

An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn't been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding. -Alberto Salazar

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

When I started my program… there was a big clock in the corner and I looked and it said nine o'clock exactly. And it was funny, because when I was standing on the podium, it said exactly 10 p.m., and this whole hour had changed my life. -Sarah Hughes

I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that! -Werner Herzog

I was just trying out and having some fun. I don't think I'd want to pursue singing as a career; it's an on-the-side thing. It would be great if I could make a career out of it but if I can't, that's OK too. -William Hung

It's so funny that people specify that year because in a way it was the biggest battle for me health wise. -Brady Anderson

Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun. -Richard Chamberlain

I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist. -Gary Coleman

I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest – can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished. -Willem Dafoe

The more you'll dress up the more fun you'll have. -Brian Molko

Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book. -David Deutsch

I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer. -David Sedaris

So long as man is protected by madness – he functions – and flourishes. -Emil Cioran

Tolerance – the function of an extinguished ardor – tolerance cannot seduce the young. -Emil Cioran

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny. -Jonathan Davis

I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic. -Judith Butler

The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be – how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. -Herbert A. Simon

I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. -Jack Buck

I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. -Marion Barry

If I talk about something I either talk about it or I DO it… the minute I talk about it it's lost all it's drive and all it's fun. -Carol Channing

Some people think its just fun and games and others don't know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out. -Chingy

Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole. -Tim Curry

The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government. -Amy Goodman

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter. -Dave Mustaine

Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the 'given' material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control. -Earle Brown

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. -John Rawls

We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun. -Johnny Damon

I don't just want to be successful I want to have fun. -Julie Brown

It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it. -Owen Wilson

There are two ways to go about it. You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be. Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it. Like I did. Give it character. -Harvey Ball

The problem with the designated driver programme, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house. -Jeff Bridges

I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals… I've been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training. -Jim Palmer

It's a real primal thing, watching someone get hurt. It's funny and accessible. -Johnny Knoxville

My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light. -Linda Hamilton

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

The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know. -Tobey Maguire

I do like any kind of project that has both comedy and drama in it because in life you don't have one day where everything is funny then the next day everything is dramatic. -Topher Grace

The problem with Bush is that yes, he's religious in a fundamentalist sort of way, they read the Old Testament as a sort of charter for the chosen people to do what they like. -Bruce Kent

If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.' -Jeff Foxworthy

When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group. -Shirin Ebadi

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

It's as much fun to scare as to be scared. -Vincent Price

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards. -Pope Benedict XVI

The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism. -Taslima Nasrin

Cities must be fun. -James Rouse

The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it. -Kevin Sorbo

I just want to go to university and have fun – I want to be an ordinary student. I'm only going to university. It's not like I'm getting married – though that's what it feels like sometimes. -Prince William

I consider myself very lucky. God has a funny way of bringing some things around and knocking you in the head with the ultimate destination. Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. It came in His time, not mine. -Jim Morris

I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side. -Parker Posey

But it's fun to be something, have that, and you don't have to be real. It's like, comedians. They go on and they're doing all these jokes. I would be like that if I were more awake. -Parker Posey

The function of the novelist… is to comment upon life as he sees it. -Frank Norris

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill. -Christopher Parker

The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe. -Philip Warren Anderson

Someday perhaps I'll have to get a grownup job… but for now I'm having too much fun being a reporter. -Andrea Mitchell

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism. -bell hooks

Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and see a really funny comedy, that I wished I had smoked a joint. I'll be honest with you. That's the truth. -Stephen Baldwin

I regard Christian and Jewish fundamentalism, and all other forms of fundamentalism, as the enemies of God – and I hope you'll quote me on that. -Arthur Hertzberg

Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad. -Arthur Hertzberg

Well, we've made some changes on this tour. We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We've been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we're just having too much fun. -Bill Walton

That's what makes it so fun to be on a team. You're sitting at your house, thinking up this wild, crazy stuff as to how it's going to go, and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing. -Bill Walton

When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun – it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it. -Richard Thompson

It's fun to sing sad songs. And it's fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something. -Richard Thompson

I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground. -John McLaughlin

If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don't have their assistants and entourage, it's funny to see what happens. -Daryl Hall

Marriage is a custom brought about by women who then proceed to live off men and destroy them, completely enveloping the man in a destructive cocoon or eating him away like a poisonous fungus on a tree. -Richard Harris

I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do. -Pedro Martinez

You know, it's funny… when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician. -Pete Fountain

They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly. -Rick Barry

Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people. -Terry Fox

Whitney and I have fun reading the newspaper sometimes. You'd be amazed at the places they say I've been. -Bobby Brown

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

We shot ten minutes of the movie, and now we're looking for completion funds. -Ed Wood

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun. -James Stewart

For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them. -Michael Douglas

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal, as developed by Freud, is largely right. -Peter Gay

A rich man's joke is always funny. -Thomas Edward Brown

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. -Miles Franklin

It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. -D. H. Lawrence

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. -D. H. Lawrence

When I was in first grade, everyone made fun of my name, of course. I think it's kind of a big name to hold up when you're nine years old. It seemed goofy. I used to tell people I wanted to change the world and they used to think, 'This kid's really weird'. -River Phoenix

I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with. People think you can't be grown up unless you're moaning about your job. -Robert Smith

I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier. -Robert Smith

The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship. -Havelock Ellis

It's funny how most activists are pacifists. -Craig Bruce

It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals. -Craig Bruce

Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions. -Cal Thomas

In my opinion, if we have not achieved peace, it is because people forget its most fundamental aspect. Before we talk about peace among nations, we must settle our peace with God. -Sun Myung Moon

I have so much fun on stage that I should have to pay to get in. -Marty Robbins

Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It's fun, and nobody can get hurt. -Gail Parent

I believe in love that's fun, that is caring, giving, and that is honest. -Jordan Knight

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. -Jim Cole

Right-to-life groups won't fund us because we're Democrats. -Bart Stupak

No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done. -Ogden Nash

I'm a storyteller – that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move! -Howard Hawks

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful. -Regis Philbin

Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right. -Crystal Eastman

Its super to play with Martina, and she has huge amounts of talent. We have a lot of fun. -Mary Pierce

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

If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive. -James E. Rogers

It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition. -James E. Rogers

The new rule of thumb is that 80% of a president's time must be spent in raising funds for their schools. -James E. Rogers

The Spirit communicating to your spirit is the most effective and fundamental of communications. Write it down. As you write down impressions of the Spirit, more are given. -Richard G. Scott

The Britney Spears movie was just fun and light, but let's talk about that in a few months. -Justin Long

It's easier to make fun of a first lady than for a first lady to have fun. The scrutiny is ferocious. -Suzanne Fields

Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something. -Luke Wilson

I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all. -Steve Burton

I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly – or ever – gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe. -Brian Greene

You don't know who you messing with man, I slap people for fun. That's what I do man! You wanna play rough, huh, I kill for fun! -Chris Tucker

I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words. -Chris Tucker

Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters. -Dakota Fanning

In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take. -Dakota Fanning

If you're not having fun – I don't care what you're doing – don't do it. Move on. Find something else, life's too short. -Jerry Doyle

It's so much fun that the money is just icing on the cake. There seems to be a lot of icing. -Ken Jennings

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

When I was a kid I had this funny blonde hair and everyone called me 'Chick' because I looked like Tweety Bird. -Nicky Hilton

It's sad and upsetting when you see somebody crying hysterically, but at the same time it's real funny. -Seth Green

Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny. -Will Eisner

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

I know, it was a little bit out of control, but hey. It was all fun. -Elisha Cuthbert

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality. -Kenneth Burke

One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle. -George E. Brown, Jr.

The one thing that disturbs me about Alec is that people don't realize that he's really funny. -Daniel Baldwin

I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it. -Eddie Murphy

The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system. -Lee R. Raymond

I walked in thinking, 'I have ten movies under my belt and now they want me to go back to making commercials?' I said, if I do that, I want it to be funny. -Orlando Jones

The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun. -Alex Lowe

I got to realizing that I wanted to record, I wanted to experiment. And doing those same old songs the same old way – I said, 'I think it's time for me to have some fun.' -Buck Owens

America should function as a Christian nation. -Randall Terry

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. -Andy Rooney

The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms. -Stjepan Mesic

One of the fundamental questions of today's world is undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation. -Janez Drnovsek

Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism – way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing. -Michael Kennedy

The first and most fundamental issue of sin is pride. -Harold Warner

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

Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun. -John Hughes

You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun. -Derek Jeter

Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors. -Gene Hackman

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. -Harvey S. Firestone

Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it's because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older. -Isaac Hayes

It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches – legislative, executive and judicial – and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document. -J. Reuben Clark

Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows. -Jimi Hendrix

That's the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen, sitting next to your parents and they get to see this glimpse of me kissing another guy. -Kate Bosworth

God is therefore unknowable. This is the fundamental premise of the Bible. -Leo Strauss

It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent. -Natalie Merchant

It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do. -Aaron Spelling

Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly. They're very, very nice people – they really understand. It's fun talking to them. -Aaron Spelling

Right now I'm doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it's a lot of good work. It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out. -Aaron Spelling

I don't remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple could be married but still love each other very much, spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon, be sensuous, and have fun together. -Aaron Spelling

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

When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic. -Dean Cain

I knew Anais Nin, who called me after I had been away for a few years. She was seeking help because at that time no one would give her a decent review. She was made fun of. -Marguerite Young

Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting. -Tucker Carlson

I am a total believer of making the process a good time – make it memorable, have some fun, try to shoot high in your quality and then don't get crazy, see what happens. -Garry Marshall

Arnold has succeeded at every level, and I believe he is the only person that can unite the people of this state and lead California from its current dysfunctional condition to the bright future that all residents long for. -Mary Bono

Britain leads the way in fund raising. I am so proud of Britain. -Sharon Osbourne

If you just stop and think, baby, honey, love is a funny thing. Whatever you put in, that's what you expect to gain. -Jimmy Reed

Soap Actors are fun and interesting. They all have something special that you want to be around. -Austin Peck

As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it… that makes it fun too. -Dan Marino

We've been blessed with four beautiful children. Michael, he doesn't have much of a problem anymore. He is high functional, probably because of early intervention. -Dan Marino

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

There's a great deal of child left in me and acting is fun. It's a make believe thing. -David Canary

It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected. -David Canary

I knew all these people had the same goals I did, but the one that worked the hardest would come out on top. That's what drove me all the time. But I had fun. I did better every day, and that's what made it fun. -Debbie Meyer

Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. Life's too short. -Debbie Meyer

I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. Maybe I'll open up a chain of Popeye's Chicken. -Gabrielle Union

It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget. -Chuck Palahniuk

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

The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. -Isaiah Berlin

We conclude that, simultaneously with the organization of the colleges, there should be at Santa Cruz an organization by disciplines, whose units would have a voice in appointments and promotions, in course of programs, and in the allocation of funds for research. -Abraham Robinson

So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well. -Alphonso Jackson

As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over. -Barry Gibb

Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method. -Carl D. Anderson

In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. -Michael Graves

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

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one. -Thomas Lynch

They are damn good projects – excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there – God damn it! -Harry Hopkins

I was asked about doing a nude shoot for men's magazine GQ. I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. -Julie Walters

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain't funny. No giggles there. -Andy Richter

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite. -Bill Pullman

The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album. -Charlie Daniels

This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV, in a way, where the characters are just a little broader and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge. -Eugene Levy

We went through all the scenes and they became kind of funny and they expanded a little bit and because it seemed to be working so well in the movie, they added a couple of things later on in the movie and that's how it turned out. -Eugene Levy

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's funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale! -Kelly Osbourne

I don't have them down here asking me what my urban agenda is. I don't find them really doing in-depth stories on community-based organizations that have been struggling for a long time and who are out trying to get funds. They aren't interested in those stories. -Maxine Waters

In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me. -Rosie Perez

It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error. -Robert Jackson

This is the ultimate con game – I'm having fun and people pay me to do it. -Adam Osborne

Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews. -Barry Pepper

I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way. -Jimmy Wales

People are not fundamentally bad. It only takes the smallest of correctives to take care of that tiny minority that wants to disrupt the community. -Jimmy Wales

I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know? -Mary-Kate Olsen

I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun – learning political maneuvering. -Harold H. Greene

I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling. -Jim Dale

I did. I did see Bigfoot when I was a kid and I still believe it to this day. I saw a big furry man outside my window. It's not funny! It was real. -Barry Watson

I've never played a character where I've had so much fun on the physical end. I don't want to say I like it too much but it's fun having a gun on you and getting to manhandle men. -Charlotte Ross

It's good to be funny when you are a comedian. -George Lindsey

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

No woman has an abortion for fun. -Elizabeth Joan Smith

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. -Dave Navarro

When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. -Gwen Moore

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual. -Friedrich Schiller

Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing. I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun. -Kurt Browning

It was like two different photographers, and shot in three different locations and it was really fun to do. There were 12 beautiful girls in it. It was great. -Gisele Bundchen

We all went to Kelsey's wedding, and yeah, we go to parties. We also go to each other's house. A group of us got together over at Kelsey's and just read through some plays just for the fun of it. That may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but we had a good time. -David Hyde Pierce

From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between… and sometimes in the same moment. -David Hyde Pierce

Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens. -David Hyde Pierce

On some level in acting, what you're trying to find is truth, because when it's true is when it's also funny. -David Hyde Pierce

I'd rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun. -Jared Diamond

It's fun being able to suit up and go and kick butt and not have to worry about memorizing dialogue. It's a whole different way of acting because you're not depending on the words at all, you're really depending on everything else that you have. -Kelly Hu

He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back… I went to his funeral in Belfast. -Frank McCourt

The longer you wait, the less fun. If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed. -Jeffrey Sachs

It's more fun in a way to do ensemble scenes, where you know your background, you know the scene, but you can't prepare because someone else is going to say something that is going to lead you off. -Fred Willard

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals. -Gerard Butler

It's fun working on the set… I usually work about 10 and a half hours a day, and I also study about five of those hours. It can be tiring, but it's fun! -Mila Kunis

I don't think it's true that blondes have more fun… Trust me, it is not true! -Mila Kunis

There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church. -Arthur Middleton

One of the deepest functions of a living organisms is to look ahead… to produce future. -Francois Jacob

When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game. -Joe DiMaggio

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches. -Charles Baudelaire

Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. -Bum Phillips

It's all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye, then it's just fun you can't see. -James Hetfield

Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science. -Muhammad Iqbal

There may be something good in silence. It's a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud. -Wes Borland

The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way. -Crispin Glover

My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you. -Ted Koppel

Funeral by funeral, theory advances. -Paul Samuelson

It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem. -Jerry Orbach

Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun. -Steve Coogan

I can help a lot of other people who've gone through the same thing by building a center that will help men and women who don't have the funds to take care of themselves and get the medical treatment. -David Gest

They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well. -Frankie Avalon

We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation. -Joichi Ito

Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties. -William Weld

Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone. -John Hannah

The funny thing is that I had never actually watched TV. -Dave Willis

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it. -Carl Hubbell

And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over. -Ed Rendell

In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind. -Henri Poincare

Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions. -Kenneth L. Pike

It's always fun to put on bell bottoms and have your butt hanging out and hip huggers. -Pam Grier

We wouldn't have done it if we didn't think we could have fun with it. -Ethan Coen

We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited – sold a bill of goods and a household of products. -Joey Skaggs

All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts. -John Walters

Community care is a fundamental, an essential, an enduring part of our aged care system. -Julie Bishop

Of course, it's hard to support full-time programmers, so we do get funds from a set of companies that are interested in the health of the Mozilla project and so are willing to support the people working for the Foundation as well. -Mitchell Baker

To me, theater is the mecca; if you really love to act, that's where it's the most fun, by a long shot. -Scott Caan

Sex is funny and love is serious. -Stephan Jenkins

Some shows, like PPG, tape in a group session, which is always more fun because you can play off each other. -Tara Strong

I had to make squirrel noises as Bubbles and without realizing it, I was making the face and putting my fingers up to my face to look like a squirrel and everyone made fun of me for the rest of the day. -Tara Strong

My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things. -Ted Allen

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information. -Ted Allen

We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements. -Tony Scott

The fun part for me is to just really push that envelope. -Vicki Lawrence

Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels of social organization are fundamentally a consequence of the disappearance of work. -William Julius Wilson

As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities. -Gary Bauer

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty. -Jeffrey Sachs

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day. -Ronnie Milsap

The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever. -Gilbert Gottfried

Acting is all about big hair and funny props… All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it. -Harold Ramis

Whenever you play dance music, it serves a function. It becomes a utility; you have to worry about the tempos and what you're going to play for people. But when you're playing for listening, you're free. -Stan Kenton

I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned. -Michael Bay

I don't like going to the mall. I'm not really like the other girls. I just like to go out on the golf course and play. Golf is fun and feels really good. -Michelle Wie

What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows. -Peter Noone

I hate to play a tournament in which I'm not contending. It's just not any fun for me. -Phil Mickelson

It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be yourself as you can create a character unlike your own and be someone you are not for a change. -Richard Kiel

It would be fun to do a reunion show. I hope we do it some day, but it better be soon. We're all getting on. -William Christopher

My favorite thing to do is still to go back to Peoria, go to my cabin and hunt with the boys. This is a great lifestyle, don't get me wrong. But fun for me is going back with my buddies I grew up with. -Jim Thome

Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it! -John Ciardi

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left. -Robert Bork

When you can throw 97 miles an hour and put the ball over the plate anytime you want, it's fun. -Randy Johnson

I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it. -Shaun Cassidy

I made up my mind several years ago that I had worked very hard to get to where I am in life and that I was only going to do things that are fun and exciting. -Andy Williams

It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way. -Colin Hay

The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another. -Fred Brooks

I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people. -Phil Crane

I can't imagine actually singing on this show like I did on 'Felicity', but it would be kind of funny. -Amy Jo Johnson

I can't wait for my little sisters to start dating, because it will really be fun to pick on their boyfriends. -David Gallagher

I'm doing a very funny show in which we talk about issues. I speak at Aids charities and things. It's great to do something fun with our days and yet we're told we're doing something important. -Eric McCormack

Just when did I get to the point when staying at a hotel wasn't fun? -Ira Glass

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians on TV who would just have fun with the language. -Alan Rudolph

Our shows today are better and funnier than they've ever been. -Dick Smothers

We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, 'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a silly kid trying to impress. -Dick Smothers

If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future. -Alexis Herman

When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt. -Clive Cussler

It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn't want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn't want the whole thing riding on me. -Luke Perry

Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see… or to hear! -Michael McKean

You want to enjoy life, don't you? If you get your job done quickly and your job is fun, that's good isn't it? That's the purpose of life, partly. Your life is better. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

That is why it's so fun to make movies… you get to do lots of things you would never do in your normal life. -Meg Tilly

As long as I'm having fun, I'm not quitting. -Sue Johanson

Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity. -Andrew Shue

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time. -Andrew Shue

If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny? -Casey Affleck

When it ceases to be fun, I'll stop and just stay in my restaurants. -Emeril Lagasse

I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it. -Ryan Gosling

The fundamental issue is the moral issue. -David Attenborough

The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed through the prism of suspicion. -Frank Luntz

If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character. -Don Bluth

We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything. -Don Bluth

Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project, fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit. -Charlie Trotter

If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it's a great way to communicate with your fans. -Christopher Lambert

No funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. -Jerry Weller

I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny. -Jim Dine

You know, it's always fun to play the bad guy at the end of the day. -Julian McMahon

It's kind of fun when it's you versus them. -Julian McMahon

It's funny, my girlfriends think that because I am married to a fashion designer, I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion, but it's not like that at all. He never tells me what to wear. -Lori Loughlin

All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more. -Oskar Kokoschka

But boy, right away it is fun to play around with the Paintbox program. -Red Grooms

The party currently is about fund-raising and occasionally blasting out ads. -Wes Boyd

For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks. And once again, the mayor's requests were not funded. -Anthony Weiner

But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to – that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof – and there I am. -Eddie Bracken

Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games. -Eddie Bracken

Anybody whose mind is functioning at all can't be content with the way the world works. -Frederick Wiseman

But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently and it's a strange movie, I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on. -Alex Winter

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really good amount of time to tell a joke. -Alex Winter

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em. -Alex Winter

It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance. -Bernard Cornwell

Are we having fun yet? -Bill Griffith

I think that the climate within the band has changed, it's now in a more functional situation. -Billy Sherwood

Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime. -Bobby Scott

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs. -Bobby Scott

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads. -Bobby Scott

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans against terrorist attacks from our seaports. -Bobby Scott

Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. -Bobby Scott

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to. -Bobby Scott

Radical surgery is never fun. -Brent Spiner

In Ski Party we are reading up on how to have fun without sex. That was the theme of every AIP picture! -Dwayne Hickman

Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that the way they function in the capitalist economy. The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible. -Ernest Mandel

And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy. -Fran Drescher

So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun. -Peter Steele

I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me. -Peter Steele

I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding. -Richard King

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room. -Richard Marx

But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs. -Richard Marx

But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point. -Rick Allen

While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action. -Ron D. Burton

I like all Jim Carrey films. They're really funny. -Rupert Grint

Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny, even if it's harsh or racist. -Sarah Silverman

They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle. -Sarah Silverman

But I think you can make fun of anything as long as it's funny enough. -Sarah Silverman

While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans. -Sue Kelly

But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny – funny is transcendent – it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie. -Thomas Haden Church

The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build. -Thomas Keller

No, it's funny, when I eat out it's not typically in the kind of restaurants people might imagine. -Thomas Keller

Food should be fun. -Thomas Keller

Now, I don't mind making fun of those preachers who steal money from people, they kind of deserve it. -Victoria Jackson

It doesn't make your life stop being fun to be a Christian. -Victoria Jackson

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun. -Victoria Jackson

I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals. -Wynonna Judd

I like fat people more then I like thin people, things are always a lot more funnier when they happen to fat people. -Lloyd Kaufman

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function. Foolhardy as it may be. I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment. -Lydia Lunch

I take my fun very seriously, whether it's playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart. -Max Weinberg

A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it's important. I've win it twice and it's a quality event. -Paula Radcliffe

I equate fame towards people who know your work, people who will see your work. But all that stuff, like with the Genies and stuff like that, it was so much fun. It's so much fun and it's nice when it comes, but that's not what it's all about. -Sandra Oh

John was great to work with, and a lot of fun. I wish I'd had the chance to make more music with him, of course, and to get to know him better. -Tony Levin

The most fun is to play clubs, because you actually get to see the people. -Tony Levin

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist… I hate fundamentalism in all its forms. Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty and capable of destroying the world. -Warren Mitchell

Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail. -Bram Cohen

My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes. -Bram Cohen

I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is. -Terry Pratchett

If it wasn't for the fun and money, I really don't know why I'd bother. -Terry Pratchett

Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny. -Candace Bushnell

Tough guy Spike was always the funnest, but I'm most proud of the more recent stuff, the last season, I think. -James Marsters

It's like with a girl: it's more fun to meet and slowly, gradually learn things about each other. A little mystery is always nice and it's interesting to still learn new things about someone you are involved with. -Larry Wilcox

My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience. -Matthew Bourne

This was great fun and a nice paycheck and then, as these things happen, the show was canceled. -Michael Storm

There is no fun in psychiatry. If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable price for your unjustifiable optimism. -Harry Stack Sullivan

It's funny, when people talk about the 70s I can tell you the year of every album but when it comes to the later efforts I can't remember the exact years, it's funny isn't it? -Steve Hackett

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey. -Charles Edison

The process of putting the DVD and the CD together was great fun, because it provided a good excuse for the four of us to make time to get together again. I am especially pleased with the end result of these two projects. -Dave Blood

I guess the producers saw me and knew I was literate and I always tried to be alert and it's funny because you have to have a sharpness to do those shows, especially some of the ones I did in later years. -June Lockhart

It's funny how making odd noises can get you into strange situations sometimes. -Eric San

Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me. -Hakeem Olajuwon

I don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It's all just pretend. That's what's fun about it. -James Spader

Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it's not really worthy of it. -James Spader

It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing. It makes you feel good. -Jon Lovitz

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

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast. -Mark Hoppus

It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you. -Jim Broadbent

Usually bad guys are much more fun to play and much more interesting to watch. -John Gilpin

I'm an actor and I've created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that's different, I embrace it because it's fun; also in this case, he's a memorable character. -Kelsey Grammer

I enjoyed playing around with that guy, and it was a pleasure every three, four years, coming back seeing how the wardrobe is. Is he heavy? Is he thin? I had fun. -Burt Young

It's funny how all of this has worked out – I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up. -Jimmy Kimmel

When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too. -Mackenzie Astin

I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations. -Mackenzie Astin

People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life. -Mark Ruffalo

And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up. -Nigella Lawson

Also, in a funny way, if you have been happily married there are no unresolved areas, nothing to prove to yourself after the other dies. -Nigella Lawson

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. -Norm Dicks

Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense. -Richard Scaife

Well, gauge theory is very fundamental to our understanding of physical forces these days. But they are also dependent on a mathematical idea, which has been around for longer than gauge theory has. -Roger Penrose

And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration. -Sidney Blumenthal

Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded. -Sidney Blumenthal

It's so funny because I listen to songs that I recorded that I didn't really know anything about at the time. Later on I'm starting to feel the songs. Sing them first, feel them later. -Tanya Tucker

Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded. -Vernor Vinge

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. -Wanda Sykes

But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that. -Wanda Sykes

I'm really funny now. -Wanda Sykes

A healthy and fully functioning society must allocate its resources among a variety of competing interests, all of which are more or less valid but none of which should take precedence over national security. -Herman Kahn

A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit. -Herman Kahn

I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning of where they're going to take us. -James Daly

As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little. -James Wolfensohn

I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make. -Janice Dickinson

I never say a funny thing intentionally. -Jayne Meadows

One, I had never worked with John Woo before and I wanted to see what that was like, and two, Ben Affleck is a friend, so it would be fun to work with him again. -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

As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s. -John Engler

But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel – that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power. -John Nelson Darby

Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert. -June Allyson

My friend had a funny remark; he told me everybody has something – some people have a big butt, some people are insecure and at least you know what it is, even if it's a lump on your head. I know I have a lump on my head. -Karen Duffy

The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area. -Karen Duffy

I haven't been approached to do anything, but I would certainly make room for it. It was a really fun time. -Kathy Valentine

But this show reminds me that there are other aspects to me besides the fact that I'm a funny chick. -Kristen Johnston

I'd so much rather people think I was funny than pretty. -Kristen Johnston

I think Janeane Garofalo is incredibly funny, and I love Dennis Miller. -Kristen Johnston

That was when I found out that you could talk to them and it was a whole other way to blow your stack, and it's so much fun to perform that you want to do it again and the more you get out of it the better. -Leo Kottke

I don't spend a lot of time thinking of what they'll do musically, I try to imagine being locked into a windowless room with this person for twelve hours at a time. If you can look at that and think it might be fun then maybe you've got the right musician. -Leo Kottke

Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were. -Leonard Maltin

I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink. -Dana Plato

I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. -Michael Bergin

All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right. -Jack Kevorkian

Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents. -Kevin J. Anderson

I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write. -Laurell K. Hamilton

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

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Read a lot. Write a lot. Have fun. -Daniel Pinkwater

So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven't realised. -Emily Mortimer

I don't think I can answer questions about the trust fund. -Louise Woodward

I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project. -Ron Glass

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it. You had to be there. It was quite funny. -Roy Wood

I tell you, it's funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day. -Magic Johnson

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways. -John Desmond Bernal

It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie. -John Robinson

I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business. -David Crane

You know, it was just another presentation of my work, and a funny one, because the cards are quite different from the normal Tarot deck, no? -H. R. Giger

You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff – it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that. -H. R. Giger

Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons. -Mohamed ElBaradei

It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour, it's got great tradition – Australian cricketers just love tradition – and it's been a really pleasant day. -Matthew Hayden

I'm just trying to play my best and have fun. -Miguel Cabrera

When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women! -Rachel Bilson

Y'know what? This is what I go by: It doesn't matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that's what would win me over. So, yeah. -Rachel Bilson

Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing. -Bob Menendez

The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming – the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content. -Stephen Wolfram

It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song. -Nick Cannon

To me, such functions are like supermarket openings. -Norton Simon

And then, all of a sudden, you're like, all that's great and fun, but Arthur Miller's in my dressing room. This is the third night he's been here and he sits in my dressing room for an hour after each show, and talks to me for an hour. So I'm pretty spoiled right now. -Peter Krause

I remember, especially like when I was in high school, going to see like Dawn of the Dead and it was like mayhem in the theater and you could barely even watch the movie. It was so fun. -Rob Zombie

If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks, it's not funny. -Kate O'Brien

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999. -Ken Livingstone

You have to be aware. Like, I'm not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I'm not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I'm dancing now for 30 more years. -Bebe Neuwirth

Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with. -Tim Conway

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves. -Tim Conway

I hope they make a show like M*A*S*H, which dealt with a lot of difficult subject matter but was very funny. -Joan Severance

The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to. -Paula Danziger

I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny. -Paula Danziger

The interesting part of the process is developing the character, you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer, or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is. So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss. -Brion James

Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement funds is the nation's Governors highest priority. -Mel Carnahan

Nine out of 10 times these guys will hit it-they'll be on something incredibly funny, but one out of 10, two out of 10, they'll fall flat on their faces. That's what makes them great actors: they take those chances, they don't play it safe. -Peter Farrelly

Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people. -Mike Davidson

I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I'm an emotional kind of person anyway. -Josh Holloway

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits. -Carter G. Woodson

This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible. -Carter G. Woodson

As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism. -Christopher Dawson

I finished the movie a month ago in downtown Los Angeles. I had a lot of fun doing it. -Coolio

Well, maybe surf one time; I think it would be fun to catch a wave just once. -Crystal Gayle

Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human… and we are the people driving that change. -Daniel Keys Moran

We see portability in electronics being a continuing requirement, higher functionality, better battery life, requiring lower power for the actual electronics. -David Milne

Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company, which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry, enjoys very good economics. -David Milne

I have a Lab, it's fun to hang out and hike with the dog, people come up to him, and pet him, it's fun. -George Eads

I was the good Bond girl, but I wanted to have the dresses and the high heels. I wanted the funky, sexy name. -Izabella Scorupco

For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army. -John Pomfret

But duets are a lot of fun, I'd love to do another one. -Lita Ford

So everybody has some information. The function of the markets is to aggregate that information, evaluate it, and get it incorporated into prices. -Merton Miller

It's fun to play the character and then watch him later. -Michael Shanks

It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts. -Mike Pence

For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending. -Mike Pence

We are here simply to decide whether Congress should take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research. -Mike Pence

This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are. -Morris Chestnut

That is basically me, and although I have done many things in my life – conducting, playing piano, and so on – what is fundamental is my being a composer. -Morton Gould

I've always seen myself as sort of this funky, eclectic artist. -Suzy Bogguss

I'm definitely not ready to move into something else. I'm having so much fun. -Suzy Bogguss

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it. -Tom Allen

Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research. -Tom Allen

However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation. -Tim Bishop

As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations. -Tim Bishop

But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again. -Alanis Morissette

If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense, then no other position is possible. -Don Nickles

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for. -Donna Tartt

I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried. -Ella R. Bloor

I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back. -Eric Allin Cornell

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music. -Herb Alpert

There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun. -James D'arcy

We wanted the language to feel fresh, fun, and rock solid. -James Frank

The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law. -Jeffery Deaver

And it raises a fundamental question: How long can we move the world in one direction while we move in another direction, and do we want to backslide into an era that we finally emerged from where we had a nuclear weapon for every tactical mission? -John Spratt

The fun is in figuring out why the French are susceptible to such tripe. -Bill O'Brien

Well, I had said to my friends, it's going to be good, but I bet it's going to be cheesy in a way. And I didn't think that at all. It's so good and was just so funny. -Brittany Snow

You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it's the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that. -Matt Robinson

The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it. -Matthew Bright

I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game. -Roy Clark

The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It's really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they're actually really happy, good- natured people. -Miranda Otto

Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that. -Chad Smith

Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition. -Charles Vest

Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real. -Charles Vest

The thing that we at MIT must understand is the amount of real damage that is being done to us in the fine structure of how research funds are expended. -Charles Vest

There is no question that we are in a period in which we are going to have to use those sources to fund about 35 million dollars a year that used to be paid for by the federal government. -Charles Vest

We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education. -Charles Vest

As an actor, it's fun to play guys who aren't just locked into a male pattern, but a lot of guys you're asked to play are fairly macho and have a certain rigid standard they're living by. -Fred Ward

The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in any fundamental way since the early 1970s, in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700. -Graham Nelson

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London. -James Black

I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves. -Jay Roach

The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny, long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say. None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A. -Jay Roach

I invest in funds myself even though I run my own fund for my daughters. -Jim Cramer

I think you'll do as well as most professionals. Most professionals don't beat the market. Let's not over-rate my industry. But if you have time, you can be in good mutual funds that have good records. -Jim Cramer

It's the company itself, but most of these mutual fund companies, the guy who runs the company is just a fact totem and the guy who runs the money is the power. But we really don't know who they are. -Jim Cramer

The corporate killer downsizing is directly responsive to what the mutual funds have wanted. -Jim Cramer

The mutual fund industry provided the money for Intel and Motorola and Hewlett-Packard to crush the competitors. -Jim Cramer

There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles. -Jim Cramer

There's accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they've been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they're going to continue to be so. -Jim Cramer

I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun. -Lee Child

I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I'm recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it's not as commonplace to be recognized. -Marc Jacobs

I don't think, 'Gee, I'd like to dress this person.' There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship. -Marc Jacobs

Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it's a lot of fun! -Mary Wesley

Stealing, you'll go far in life. Actually, there is something funny about getting away with it. -Mike Judge

I think he's much funnier in many ways than some of the things that I've done. Because it's a little bit more layered. He's constantly trying to teach Luke what he thinks are really deep philosophical ideas, but they're really simple. -Seann William Scott

I thought it would be a lot of fun and I wasn't going to do the movie without Johnny. The studio suggested a couple people, and I'd never met Johnny, but I thought we'd be a perfect team for this movie because we're both a little bit unpredictable. -Seann William Scott

When you're modeling you're actually acting for the camera and the photographer. It's more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize. -Cindy Margolis

During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one. -Jerry Stiller

Never go for the punch line. There might be something funnier on the way. -Jerry Stiller

I don't think my judgment is that good. I don't know what is funny. -Jerry Stiller

Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me – I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations. -Jane Asher

I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on. -Jane Asher

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny. -Mary Douglas

I think it's so funny when people think they can't control a movie star. They can. We're just women, you know. -Esther Williams

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun. -Margaret Haddix

It's just so much fun to make up characters, situations, and everything else about a story. I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want. -Margaret Haddix

When you're out of sight for as long as I was, there's a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again. -Esther Williams

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels. -Andy Goldsworthy

The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. -Charlie Simpson

People often ask me how I make things funny. I don't make things funny. -Richard Russo

If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what's funny in the joke. -Richard Russo

There was a time – and I used to get made fun of a lot – that all I collected was soundtracks. -Jason Marsden

We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to. -Jerry Lawler

At the time my dog had a fungus on her chest that wouldn't heal and resisted treatment. I made an ointment with our product and it cleared up in two days. She lived to 17 years. -William Standish Knowles

The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands. -Bill Joy

This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary. -Mike Johanns

It was nice to make things right, and I went to prom and actually had a good time in the TV world – the real world wasn't so much fun. -Nicholas Brendon

Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure. -Nicolaus Copernicus

In my opinion, the president is right to address future funding, even though Social Security will show a surplus through 2018 and will not run out of funds until 2042. -Nick Clooney

The music is fun and all that, but first and foremost it is a business, it's about money. -Steve Brown

I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I'm not stupid, and I can make fun of myself. -Utada Hikaru

Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing. -Utada Hikaru

There is an underlying, fundamental reliance on the Internet, which continues to grow in the number of users, country penetration and both fixed and wireless broadband access. -Vint Cerf

Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels. -Archer John Porter Martin

I think it would be fun to write about movies again. -Bill Condon

We have vastly increased the amount of funding that is available for conservation partnerships. -Gale Norton

We are convinced of the fundamental unity of the human family. -Hans Kung

Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service. -Jerry Costello

The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him. -Karen Hughes

I love to make fun of fashion because it is just so silly. -Kathy Griffin

But if something funny happens, I can't resist. I have to tell the people. -Kathy Griffin

It's part of the fun of it to work with strong personalities. -Kelly Lynch

It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it. -Nicholas Lea

If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer. -Paul D. Boyer

So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions. -Rick Moody

I don't think the show would be funny to you if you didn't already have a base of information. -Samantha Bee

A lot of funny stuff happens in Canada. -Samantha Bee

But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun. -Shane West

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice. -Anthony Hecht

General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me. -Benazir Bhutto

I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days. -Bobby Vinton

The threat to free television. The reason television is free is because it is a life support system for commercials. That fundamental aspect is about to change. -Dick Wolf

I guess I had fun doing it but it has hard memories for me. -Faith Ringgold

Sometimes there's one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it's so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them. -Lorraine Bracco

It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late. -Michael Chabon

The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't. -Mo Rocca

When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny. -Mo Rocca

I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right – and because it felt right and we were having fun – the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile. -Ray Conniff

I think he could have made most of the trips and gone to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as President in each of these appearances rather than to the narrow partisan audiences. -Robert Teeter

People feel that decisions about their jobs, the way their children are educated, how their church functions, and products they buy are made by someone and some place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk to that has any influence over them. -Robert Teeter

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