Best Quotes About Giving

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products. -Scott McNealy

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. -Ogden Nash

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. -Elbert Hubbard

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. -Khalil Gibran

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. -Oscar Wilde

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. -Sydney J. Harris

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

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. -Albert Camus

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. -Rudyard Kipling

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. -Jules Renard

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. -Albert Einstein

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. -John W. Gardner

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. -George MacDonald

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -P. J. O'Rourke

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. -Irv Kupcinet

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. -Erma Bombeck

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. -Max Beerbohm

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. -Doug Larson

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. -P. J. O'Rourke

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

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. -Sam Levenson

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. -Andre Gide

Getting the most out of life is giving life your most. -Janice Markowitz

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving. -Erma Bombeck

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. -Nadia Boulanger

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. -Charlie Chaplin

You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul. -Charles de Gaulle

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. -Stewart Udall

I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words. -Albert Schweitzer

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees. -Andres Segovia

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? -Fulton J. Sheen

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building. -A. Bartlett Giamatti

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. -Thurgood Marshall

A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you. -Elsa Maxwell

Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself. -Eric Hoffer

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. -Francis Bacon

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. -Lao Tzu

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed. -Desiderius Erasmus

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets. -Ellen Barkin

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. -Dale Carnegie

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -Henry Ward Beecher

The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving. -Merle Shain

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life. -George MacDonald

For it is in giving that we receive. -Francis of Assisi

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. -Richard Whately

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. -Khalil Gibran

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. -Gore Vidal

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. -Will Rogers

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself. -Barbara De Angelis

Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss. -Bono

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. -Anais Nin

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving. -Woodrow Wilson

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. -Lewis B. Smedes

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. -Pablo Casals

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by giving money to television preachers? -Elayne Boosler

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up. -James Dobson

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. -Robert Frost

At first, I am giving energy to the creation, but later the creation seems to be giving energy to me. -Robert Fritz

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems. -Paul J. Meyer

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman… You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings. -Andreas Capellanus

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. -Simone Weil

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches. -Colin Powell

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up. -Colin Powell

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. -Leontyne Price

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. -Pierre Corneille

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving! -George Eliot

There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his. -Eric Hoffer

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy. -Mary Wortley Montagu

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work. -Sparky Anderson

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

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. -Ann Landers

There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces. -Charles Kennedy

I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The giving of love is an education in itself. -Eleanor Roosevelt

More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had. -Jon Stewart

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

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

One promises much, to avoid giving little. -Luc de Clapiers

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. -Jean Paul

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. -Jim Rohn

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. -Helen Rowland

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. -Thomas A. Edison

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. -Simone de Beauvoir

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it. -Henry Ward Beecher

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. -Leo Buscaglia

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To be social is to be forgiving. -Robert Frost

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. -Henry Ford

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. -Soren Kierkegaard

Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy. -Dag Hammarskjold

Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving. -John Gray

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. -Mother Teresa

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend. -Solon

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years. -Lillian Smith

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in. -Sydney Smith

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. -Thomas Carlyle

You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return. -Robert Collier

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving. -Bernard Meltzer

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 best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action. -Orison Swett Marden

My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack. -Ferdinand Foch

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature. -Camille Paglia

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining. -Philo

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

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. -Khalil Gibran

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. -Henry Ward Beecher

We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest. -Orison Swett Marden

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. -Kevin James

Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. -Emily Bronte

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed. -Jean de la Bruyere

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest. -H. L. Mencken

The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. -John Cheever

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man. -Tammy Wynette

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice. -Bo Bennett

The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only. -Bob Riley

I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me. -Ted Stevens

Nebraskans are known for giving of themselves and that quality is part of what makes our state such a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. -Dave Heineman

The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do. -Johnny Isakson

If you start pandering to young people, you're going to get accused of simply giving people what they want. -Brian Williams

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. -Jon Stewart

We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks. -Scarlett Johansson

If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken. -Idries Shah

The State acquires power… and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates. -Frank Chodorov

I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. -Ken Blanchard

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life. -Oprah Winfrey

You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle. -Samuel Johnson

I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving. -Lisa Kudrow

I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about. -Sean Astin

The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way – the way God intended it to be – by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space. -Roger B. Chaffee

I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope. -Barbara Boxer

Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look. -Conrad Burns

Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start. -Tim Johnson

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. -O. Henry

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do. -Jessica Lynch

I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don't think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me. -Stan Lee

I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away. -Mary Grandpre

It was kind of like they were just giving us a toy to play with, to do whatever we wanted with. -Steve Carell

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. -Eknath Easwaran

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. -Glenn Miller

I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films. -Jeremy Brett

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player. -Max Euwe

I kept giving up runs. It was, for sure, a rough road and a very rocky one. I enjoyed my time there, but not as much as I could have if I would have pitched well. -Billy Koch

What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on. -Emil Cioran

The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other. -Mark Hopkins

I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war. -Barbara Lee

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

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

I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself. -Rock Hudson

I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep. -John Mayer

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure. -Thomas Edward Brown

The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself. -D. H. Lawrence

One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take. -Havelock Ellis

I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place. -Laurel Lea

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

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? -Bill Gates

I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others. -Steve Nash

I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning. -Ian Williams

These are matters of external history. They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow. -Jones Very

There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors. -Karl Urban

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. -W. Clement Stone

There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy. -W. Clement Stone

The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts. -Edward Levi

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. -Andy Rooney

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there. -John Hughes

Old maids do not mind giving people trouble. -Thomas Nelson Page

My wife, my family, my friends – they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving. -Nicholas Sparks

It's a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can't really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that. -Garry Marshall

Everything good that I know was taught to me by great teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the technique is the thing to do. -Betty Buckley

And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government. -Alphonso Jackson

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight. -Jalal Talabani

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking… giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move. -Edward T. Hall

When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it. -Howard Barker

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

I would never offer advice without the person asking for it. I, in general, don't believe in giving advice, actually, as a human being I don't. -Joan Chen

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange. -Mortimer Adler

It's like there was the Union, and then there's the Union Management. In some of the strikes that I covered when I saw the strike starting to break, wasn't necessarily when Management was giving in, more so than when the strikers were at odds with the Union Management. -Richard Grimes

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand. -Zoltan Kodaly

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving. -Joseph Auslander

I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs. -Ed Rendell

I think it's time for the people and the press, in particular, to be more vigilant about not giving equal weight to lies as they give the truth. -Joe Wilson

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. -Henri Poincare

My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it. -Ted Allen

The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal. -Olympia Brown

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny. -Huey Newton

And if you stop and think about it you won't believe it's true: That all the love you've been giving has all been meant for you. -Justin Hayward

I'm not giving the president a blank check, period. -Jim McDermott

I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy. -Robert Kagan

We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant, and that's what began giving me the left-hand side of tradition and the right-hand side, my new palate. -Emeril Lagasse

Welcome to the Salvation Army. I've never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away. -Hayden Fry

In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school. -Gaylord Nelson

Love was not in it for me at first. I dated guys because of the way they looked. And then I began to learn that it's what's inside that counts. Love to me now is understanding. It's giving. -Crystal Waters

If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld? -Adam Schiff

And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town. -Frank Darabont

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

When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope. -Matthew Bourne

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods – these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat. -Neal Barnard

Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn. -Tim Cahill

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality. -Barnett Newman

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. -Don Zimmer

We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton, Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start and expect to get back up with them. -Paul Ince

I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself. -Stuart Appleby

We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now. -Jane D. Hull

Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before. -Jane D. Hull

I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce. -Joseph Hume

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed. -Joseph Hume

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage. -Joshua Chamberlain

In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history. -Mark Shields

I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance. -James Cash Penney

I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that's really where you have to be. But I'm not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one's sense of self. -Emily Mortimer

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license. -John Desmond Bernal

We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State. -Major Owens

I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them – which was much higher than what the trader was giving them. -Muhammad Yunus

I always feel stupid giving advice since I've been married, what, a year? I can say this: Be in it for the long haul and just know there are going to be rough patches. No two people are the same, there are going to be areas where you just don't click. -Nick Lachey

I haven't written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you're likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do. -George Shearing

My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career. -James Ellroy

While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing. -Ginny Brown-Waite

I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up. -Babyface

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America! -Tom Allen

I don't like giving speeches – I enjoy sitting on my rump. -Karen Morley

The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. -Ethel Percy Andrus

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. -Konrad von Gesner

Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. -James Patterson

If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies. -Dave Obey

With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power. -Henry A. Wallace

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates – is they just keeping giving back. -Michael N. Castle

My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round. -Cindy Margolis

Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances. -Jerry Stiller

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva. -Patti LaBelle

I like the idea of giving workers control and putting their money into their personal accounts. -Virginia Foxx

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop. -Shane West

In the field of health care, we are giving people access to insurance who have not had it before. -Christine Gregoire

I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living. -David R. Brower

I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it's lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good. -Lorraine Bracco

No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog – that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area. -Michael Scheuer

When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you. -Story Musgrave

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

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness. -Aaron Eckhart

Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system. -Corrine Brown

The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked. -Keith Miller

One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express. -John Astin

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person. -Janine Turner

Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up. -Beatrice Wood

Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic. -David Rockefeller

Not only is Rip Hamilton an outstanding basketball player, he is also known for giving back to his community. -Jim Gerlach

I don't think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost – certainly not to the point of giving up – but there's something to be said for a book that isn't instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading. -John M. Ford

I didn't know at the time that the energy that I was giving off was like a battle Emcee. -Kool Moe Dee

It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. -Marilu Henner

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

How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart. -Robert Mondavi

It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible. -Robert Mondavi

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. -Tony Snow

I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand. -William H. Hunt

Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever. -Robert Nozick

I can't imagine that I would have been cast in the role, without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up. -Adam Arkin

Whenever I'm asked who my favourite co-star is, I always hesitate in giving an answer. -Roger Moore

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. -Peabo Bryson

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

Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever. -Simon Pegg

I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving. -Alain Delon

You won't catch me giving clear lectures. -Donald Norman

I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility. -Alan Dean Foster

I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice! -Judy Collins

I am always joking and always clowning, giving and helping. -Red Buttons

I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands. -Gina Gershon

Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone. -Amy Tan

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ. -E. Stanley Jones

I think we're giving people something new that people didn't know was out there before. -Brit Hume

I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives. -Dan Hawkins

Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in. -Ralph Steadman

What is different is I am giving the kids a chance to train every day. Not only once a day, but sometimes when they do not have school, we will try to do something in the morning too. -Thomas Dooley

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

I did, but I'm not real fond of giving interviews. -Priscilla Presley

Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north. -John Prescott

The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.' -Morgan Spurlock

I'm very wary about giving advice. I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well. -Omar Sharif

I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about. -Omar Sharif

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society. -Ernestine Rose

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available, they will frequently wallow in their own urine, giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals. -Marvin Harris

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms. -Johannes Stark

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power. -Katherine Dunn

I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter. -Mary Lou Retton

I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it's doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die. -Suzanne Somers

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. -Carl Sandburg

I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour. -Francesca Annis

This is a business built on promotion. We've been giving music away to radio stations for 30 years. -Hilary Rosen

Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love. -Joyce Maynard

I believe in giving back very strongly. -Sanford I. Weill

Another very strong image from the first day was giving my initial press conference in the morning – going down and finding out that everything I had said, the essence of what I had said, was wrong. -William Scranton

This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

We're giving RCA another record, and that should finish them. -Paul Kantner

Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people. -Carol Moseley Braun

Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed. -Dennis Hastert

Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. -Richard Roeper

There was a time – before I made movies – when I was more forgiving, but now that I've learned as much as I have, I want to do movies that I want to see, that have their own unique flavor. -Ryan Phillippe

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate. -John Jay Hooker

These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world. -John E. Walker

Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped. -Bob Woodward

There were some situations where I was giving up everything I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way. I realized I was just kidding myself. -Jerry Only

The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don't perform. -Ron Chernow

I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us. -Aldrich Ames

It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union. -John H. Reagan

Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians. -Malcolm Fraser

Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist. -Bill Budge

If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path. -Jeanne Moreau

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday. -John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ. -John Clayton

Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him. -John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another. -John Clayton

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday. -John Clayton

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law. -Ida B. Wells

So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare. -David Dinkins

America is a giving nation and very compassionate. -David Wilkerson

I like the feeling that I'm giving young women self-confidence. It sounds so cliched, but it can be very moving. -Shirley Manson

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days. -Anson Jones

Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. -Brian May

The daily press, the immediate media, is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing that stands for a much larger thing. Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise, can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened in that place at that time among those people. -Bruce Jackson

A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United. -David Gill

All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth. -Ferdinand Mount

What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it. -Ferdinand Mount

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. -Henry Bessemer

It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents. -James S. Coleman

In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another. -Jeff Miller

We started giving presentations at practitioner conferences in 1986, and since then all of our derivatives research has been stimulated by contact with practitioners. -John Hull

The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition. -John Doolittle

It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect the very freedoms we cherish. -Leonard Boswell

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience. -Marc Davis

Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support. -Ryan White

I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer. -Stephen Collins

Well if somebody's giving me a script, I'll consider it. But it's not something I'm chasing. -Talib Kweli

Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life. -Geoffrey Beene

I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way. -Gustav Mahler

Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming. -Margot Kidder

I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for. -Bootsy Collins

Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together. -Brandi Chastain

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes. -Eric Heiden

This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied. -Gustave Moreau

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do. -Lucian Freud

First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life. -Oksana Baiul

I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day. -Thom Yorke

I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this. -Elia Kazan

I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness. -Ritchie Blackmore

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved. -John Bardeen

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery. -Kate Chopin

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work. -Klaus Fuchs

The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996. -Wade Boggs

A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices. -Vincent Bugliosi

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. -Tupac Shakur

I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel. -Giacomo Casanova

The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned. -Hjalmar Branting

Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel. -Margaret Cavendish

How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema. -Warren Beatty

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer! -Garth Brooks

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared. -Geraldo Rivera

The trade unions and the Labour Party… failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing. -Arthur Scargill

The Galatians are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel. -Charles Hodge

I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. -Damon Albarn

It was a very profound experience, getting in touch with that part of us, in all of us human beings, that is committed beyond yourself to the point of giving everything you have, including your life, for other people, for your fellow man. -Raul Julia

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double. -James Stockdale

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise. -Buffalo Bill

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation. -Adelbert von Chamisso

One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully. -Alison Bechdel

I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen. -Buffalo Bill

It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat. -John Amery

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features. -Roman Jakobson

Anyway, how can you sack anyone who still hasn't got a contract. I'll be there for the game and I'll stand behind the dugout giving instructions to the players from there. They will respond to me more than the next manager. -Paul Gascoigne

I don't think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me. -Elisabeth Rohm

And so I'm still giving some thought – I will transition hopefully into the corporate world. And I look forward to getting involved in several other areas that I have a great interest in. -Hugh Shelton

We in Congress need to support the American forces in every conceivable way, giving them the tools to continue to convert, capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces. -Bob Inglis

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward. -Augusten Burroughs

We thought we'd write a good script for women, giving them the fun roles that generally men get. -Lilly Wachowski

It's sometimes unnerving to think of that, and I wish it were possible for all children in the world to have the good fortune I've had in having a giving and loving family. -James MacArthur

My natural mother died one month after I was born, apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age. -Koichi Tanaka

I know who I am and can deal with the use of Indian mascots… But I know it can be demeaning to a group of people. Maybe it would be all right if they were truly honoring the people and are giving due respect to the people they are representing. -Leonard Little

I think then, when we started receiving the first of the user feedback, feedback from people that I had not specifically told about it, but had spread from friend to friend and then they were giving us feedback. -Shawn Fanning

Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people. -Tony Campolo

Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes, but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes. -Keith Henson

Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention. -Keith Henson

Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do, and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned down the role three times before finally giving in. -Gil Gerard

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium. -Henry Rollins

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about. I love to perform. -Henry Rollins

I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable. -Todd Barry

We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression. -Jurgen Klinsmann

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. -John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before. -John Entwistle

Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are. -Billy Joel

One of the greatest joys in my life was giving a lecture in French at the College de France. -James Cronin

On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been. -Bobby Jindal

There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry – for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers. -Andrzej Wajda

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes. -Melissa Bean

I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible. -Marty Meehan

The Town Clerkship, however, was the means of giving me a lesson in electoral methods. -Catherine Helen Spence

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans. -Xavier Becerra

The road to success, and by that I mean… the possibility of giving the best one has to the cause that one loves most, is not easy. -Louis Finkelstein

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

We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside. -David Neeleman

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies. -Stanislav Grof

The fans know that I have been giving it my all and that we had the good judgment to when to say when. -Bobby Rahal

When you look at Regis, he really and truly does feel for those people, and I feel like I've done it too. You're giving away somebody else's money so what do you care? It's not your money. -Wink Martindale

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us. -Audre Lorde

The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers. -Kelly Miller

Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser. -Roy H. Williams

An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art. An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist. -Stephen Stills

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding. -David Antin

What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me, so I'd react to it in a very real way. That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject. -Mariel Hemingway

In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living. -Mark Edwards

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. -Edwin Louis Cole

I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try… at age 65! -Martin Sheen

And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity. -Nolan Ryan

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly. -Roger Ebert

In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it. -Michael Servetus

I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them. -Charles Kuralt

Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days. -James Brown

The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all. -Jimmy Fallon

Water is very forgiving. Everything lifts in water. -Sarah McLachlan

You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish. -Irwin Shaw

I'd always been on the giving end of music and creating. -Jessi Colter

A consumer doesn't take anything away: he doesn't actually consume anything. Giving the same thing to a thousand consumers is not really any more expensive than giving it to just one. -Linus Torvalds

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. -Larry Bird

Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies. -Jim Clyburn

J. Lo is also an homage to my fans. That's what fans call me on the streets, and I like it. So giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them, in appreciation of their support. -Jennifer Lopez

It gets really tricky giving advice. The older I get, the less advice I give. -Anne Heche

I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie. -Jeff Foxworthy

The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it's a mess. -Susan Sarandon

All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can. -Christian Bale

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career. -Mike Royko

Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble. -Stuart Symington

When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way of giving some love and care to the world. -Nana Mouskouri

I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested. -Genevieve Gorder

Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the entire world while giving the U.N. a black eye. But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have to put up with this unstable character every day. -J. D. Hayworth

New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars aren't created overnight. By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow, branch out and succeed. -J. D. Hayworth

The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in. -George Saintsbury

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time. -Moshe Sharett

In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions. -Ray Stannard Baker

How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it. -W. Averell Harriman

You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down. It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me. -Lee Hazlewood

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy. -Bjork

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving. -Mary Catherine Bateson

I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store, I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up. -Dane Cook

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. -Rabindranath Tagore

It's only the giving that makes you what you are. -Ian Anderson

No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank

True religion… is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others. -William J. H. Boetcker

Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others. -Henry Drummond

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up. -Malcolm Muggeridge

It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile? -Jean de la Bruyere

There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. -Henry Drummond

We are giving assurance to the American families that help is on its way. -Edward Kennedy

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. -Robert Half

Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos. -Mick Jagger

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. -Phyllis Diller

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. -Maya Angelou

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. -Kin Hubbard

All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them. -Hillary Clinton

I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble. -Charles Barkley

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends. -P. D. James

Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world. -George Santayana

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery. -Fulton J. Sheen

My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me. -Ivy Compton-Burnett

Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself. -Marsha Norman

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. -Robert Green Ingersoll

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on. -Bill Cosby

I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings. -Mary Oliver

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! -Robin Williams

Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk? -Bobby Knight

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -Anna Quindlen

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away. -Elbert Hubbard

The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place. -Sacha Guitry

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us. -John Selden

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. -Peace Pilgrim

If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset? -Van Wyck Brooks

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up. -Daniel Pipes

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression. -E. W. Howe

The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism. -Alma Gluck

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves. -Harold S. Geneen

And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others. -Rick Warren

Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple. -Bill Shankly

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I've been giving interviews for the last 25 or 30 years, more often than not answering the same questions over and over again, ad nauseum. -Boyd Rice

What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense. -Charles Baudelaire

Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury. -Johan Huizinga

I am a non Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own, seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely greater value of the world. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing. -Herodotus

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving. -Penelope Leach

All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name. -Ugo Betti

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario. -Jean Baudrillard

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills. -Simone de Beauvoir

I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. -Ron Paul

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. -Iris Murdoch

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. -Pam Brown

What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. -Victor Hugo

The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want. -Frank Butler

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. -Wayne Dyer

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. -Henry Van Dyke

I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. -Maria Montessori

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. -Maureen Dowd

We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study. -Woodrow Wilson

That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances. -Dick Button

You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like. -Jonathan Cain

We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them. -Peter Chernin

I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did. -Kevin Garnett

Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education. -Rod Blagojevich

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. -Algernon Charles Swinburne

Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land. -Alvar N. C. de Vaca

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm', I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. -Daniel Hannan

The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections. -Fred Barnes

I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it's like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back. -Alex O'Loughlin

We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed. -Glenn Beck

It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music! -Tyrese Gibson

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own. -Douglas Coupland

The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don't take them, the universe says to itself, 'Oh I see, this person doesn't like opportunities' and stops giving them to you. -Douglas Coupland

Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away. -Douglas Coupland

Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants – giving people the opportunity to dream like children. -Guy Laliberte

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. -Bob Schieffer

When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power. -Mark Zuckerberg

By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent. -Mark Zuckerberg

Too often we act – ask our schools to be truant officers, our teachers to be truant officers, because we're giving them children who have, you know, they're not ready to learn. And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade, they know they're behind. -Colin Powell

But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy. So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view. -Joe Miller

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future. -Barack Obama

I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge. -George W. Bush

We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership. -Theodore C. Sorensen

Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real. -Ashlee Simpson

Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition. -Fred Melamed

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out. -Allen West

When you take a look at the problems our country is facing, debt is No. 1. The math is downright scary and the credit markets aren't going to keep on giving us cheap rates. -Paul Ryan

I've not got a girlfriend at the moment. Somebody said, 'Do you worry girls are just giving you attention because of who you are?' I was like, 'I'm 17, it's wonderful.' -Daniel Radcliffe

I work very hard, but when God opens that door for you – when life opens that door for you, I should say – I think it's important to be giving, to return the love back. -Lady Gaga

What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base. -John Avlon

I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. We can create history tonight. We can bid goodbye to 10 years of (Liberal-Conservative) government which has ground to a halt, and get a new government and a new majority in Denmark. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

But now I feel off the grid. I feel that I am not part of the culture. And because I don't have a car I don't really go anywhere to buy things. In fact, I have been in a slow process of selling and giving away everything I own. -Vincent Kartheiser

I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, 'You're finished. The shoe's finished.' -Kanye West

The Palestinians want a state, but they have to give peace in return. What they're trying to do in the United Nations is to get a state without giving Israel peace or giving Israel peace and security. And I think that's, that's wrong. That should not succeed. That should, that should fail. -Benjamin Netanyahu

When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice – change this, change that – and one thing that I didn't do was fire anybody. -Mark Cuban

Over the last 15 years we've developed our brand into a global brand and we wanted our giving to follow suit. -Tommy Hilfiger

The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.' -Paul Ryan

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in that we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. -Abraham Lincoln

It's kind of exciting again. I'm doing everything right, right now. I'm driving the ball well and I'm hitting some pretty good irons and giving myself opportunities. -Fuzzy Zoeller

I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people. -LL Cool J

It was an unbelievable experience! The brakes, the g-forces and the power of the engine are beyond description. Thanks to BMW and WilliamsF1 for giving me this chance to test. The test team looked after me brilliantly and I learnt plenty. -Sebastian Vettel

My mother was kind and forgiving and would take in all the waifs and strays in our neighbourhood; we always compared her to Mother Teresa. She taught me a lot. -Tommy Hilfiger

Times might be tough, your head and thoughts might be spinning, but I find it's physically impossible to do that spiral thing when your mind is focused on giving and creating opportunity. -Daryn Kagan

Under our Constitution, military leaders have no choice but to endorse the president's decision after giving him their best advice. -Robert Kagan

People would say you look weak if you're not cursing the opposition and driving around in a big black car while always wearing a tie. Above all, to be 'strong' you're always supposed to be giving orders. -George Papandreou

I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band, so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect, eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving and then get on a treadmill the next day extra long, I'm happy. -Richie Sambora

If Uncle Martin were here today, he would surely commend us for giving honor where honor is due. -Alveda King

If Senator Obama becomes pro-life then I'll consider giving him my vote. -Alveda King

I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving. -Carol Alt

In the next 10 years, I expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day. -Marc Andreessen

As both a local resident and a parent with a CF-afflicted child, I'm thankful for companies like Canon, Chase and Outback who believe that giving back to the community is critical to their role as corporate citizens. -Boomer Esiason

I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion. -Elizabeth Berkley

Now I'm giving up a little in the week-to-week tournaments but reaping the benefits in the majors. -Lee Westwood

You look at John Travolta in 'Pulp Fiction', you look at Donnie Wahlberg in 'The Sixth Sense.' People have liens against them in crazy ways and the audience is always forgiving – if you prove it. -Seth Green

It's about mass immigration at a time when 21% of young people can't find work. It's about giving £50 million a day to the EU when the public finances are under great strain. -Nigel Farage

Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving. -Paulina Porizkova

We are all human beings, part of the human race, and we need to be compassionate and giving and kind with one another. -Katherine Heigl

I am proud to have been capable of giving people hope again. -Francois Hollande

People are consuming more than ever, but I think they want a bit of honesty and depth. Adele, Gotye, Janelle Monae – they're giving you a catchy song, but it's also a challenging song at the same time. -Kimbra

Every night on the court I give my all, and if I'm not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself. -LeBron James

Well, my mom taught public school music for almost 40 years. And she's about 5 feet – and very mighty. And she would control her kids a lot by giving them the eye, or the stare. -Vanessa Williams

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing. -Kurt Busch

I'm disappointed that I really haven't been able to race in a way that is reflective of the amount of work that I have done and how I have trained. But I don't regret giving this a go. -Ian Thorpe

Music is so 100 percent for me that the idea of giving that up in any way, shape, or form would be terrifying to me. -Josh Groban

I think I'd be a great mom, honestly. I don't think I'll have any problem giving them all the love in the world. Discipline will be the hard part. -Queen Latifah

I love my mother Ali so much. I'm a momma's boy. I just have a very cool mom. It's not as though I had any say in the matter. I'm just really fortunate. She's the most kind, loving, giving woman. -Hayden Christensen

Playing the game, representing the team, giving my all and never letting go has meant everything to me. -Jonny Wilkinson

I'm a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I'm all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I could have gone professional, but I'm not giving up on my dream. -Rau'Shee Warren

As it turns out, as an adult I can have a very unpleasant, fierce and unforgiving temper at times. But I don't think I had that when I was a kid. -Will Oldham

Every single aspect of myself, let me put it this way, it's all about trying to incorporate. It's about trying to weave the web and keep everyone happy. And of course, it's about giving value to those people so they continue to sponsor me. -Danica Patrick

One of the areas I have a little less confidence in is giving any kind of a speech. -Danica Patrick

The sort of thinking at the time was, 'Well, we're giving you access to medical care which you wouldn't otherwise be able to get, so your payment is that we get to use you in research.' -Rebecca Skloot

Women are so unforgiving of themselves. We don't recognize our own beauty because we're too busy comparing ourselves to other people. -Kelly Osbourne

It's never too early to involve your kids in giving back. And the more hands-on the experiences are, the better. -Soleil Moon Frye

America is the most giving nation on Earth. One of the best ways to feel better is by doing something for somebody else. -Mark Burnett

Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food. -Sandra Lee

I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself. -Ina Garten

If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken. -Ina Garten

I wouldn't ask any of my employees to do anything I wouldn't do. And I work as hard, if not harder than the rest of the staff, to set an example. I also believe in giving my employees a lot of room to be creative and to express themselves. -Emeril Lagasse

It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. -Adrian Grenier

What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life. -Adrian Grenier

Making people laugh is giving, and it's healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It's a good thing. That's why I want to work. -Chris Tucker

I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn't have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination. -Dido Armstrong

I don't want to wake up and be bored. That's probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I've been on for a long time and had success with? I don't plan on giving it up any time soon. -Tom Brady

I've come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I've also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime. -Daymond John

I like structure – like driving: go past the school on the street, stay on the right side, no hitting the car, go in right, you'll see a big church, stop and take a left, and you'll have it. By doing this I'm giving a structure of life, a path of light, and showing what happens between me and me, which is something very beautiful. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

I love getting attention, just like a child loves it, and it's never worn off. So when people say, oh the book signings go on, why would I shoo away someone who's giving me attention? What part of standing in line for 10 hours to say how much they love you is bad to you? -David Sedaris

The GOP leaders are upset with me, but the Republicans around the district are thanking me for stepping up to the plate and giving them a choice in this election of a real common sense conservative Reagan Republican. -Doug Hoffman

I do not believe on giving amnesty. -Doug Hoffman

You have to be generous if you want to spend your time making someone else dinner. Even if you're charging, you're still giving. -Mario Batali

I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing 'Happy Birthday' to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips. -Amy Poehler

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism. -Caroline Kennedy

Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't. -David Boreanaz

I'm very forgiving so I forgive most things, really. -Tory Burch

One of my greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them the forum to shine. -Tory Burch

I believe in giving back. -Laura San Giacomo

I'm giving life lessons and tips on how to take care of your emotional heart, because heart disease is the number-one killer in America. -Leeza Gibbons

Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims. -Leeza Gibbons

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life. -Leon Spinks

Because you want to have competition to drive down the price. You want innovation. You have the ability to get people to agree that it's worth having a public plan. You could get private insurers to cover this population, but you couldn't without giving the population leverage in the marketplace. -Maria Cantwell

I'm changing lineups obviously to give everybody their best opportunity to show what they can do. Just giving everybody their fair chance to assess that properly. -Michael Cooper

It felt natural. That is what I remember most about becoming a father halfway through my 20s. As if Mother Nature was giving me the big thumbs up. -Tony Parsons

In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving. -William Baldwin

If only Queen Elizabeth II had the intellectual, political and linguistic skills of Queen Elizabeth I, many people would support giving her some of the powers of an elected president. -A. N. Wilson

The biggest change we have to tackle that's out there is that we're digging the hole deeper and deeper and spending is totally out of control. And that's something that, quite frankly, is affecting future generations. You're giving a lot of debt to them and you can't keep doing it. It's not helping anybody. -Jon Runyan

So let me be clear, Collective bargaining isn't a right, it is an expensive entitlement. Once and for all, we are giving the taxpayers a voice in this debate. We put the power back in the hands of the people. -Scott Walker

Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future. -Mitt Romney

There has to be so many other ways of approaching airline security than demeaning ourselves by giving up a lot of our dignities and our liberty to do this. -Quico Canseco

When you talk about aiding this country against that country or about fighting terrorism, when you actually take that decision and strip it down, it always comes down to one person in the field giving specialized training to somebody else in the field. -Robert D. Kaplan

I have seen the Gore documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth,' just released in the States, and admired the acutely revolutionary delivery of the slideshow assisted talk he has now been giving for some 16 years. -Saffron Burrows

One day when I was like 9, I heard the Beatles on the radio, and I asked my dad who they were. He told me they were the best band in the world, and I became obsessed. He started giving me their albums in sequential order, and I listened to them – and only them – until I was probably in high school. -Lukas Haas

My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. -Cat Cora

Thank you for the confidence put in my by the motherland and the people, for giving me this chance to represent China's millions of women by going into space. -Liu Yang

In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we're hoping our last one is a Longhorn. It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day. -Bob Wells

Larry Hagman is one of the nicest people on the planet. He is so wonderful, so loving, so giving. -Charlene Tilton

My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving; I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is, if I can't figure out how to make money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays, then I don't deserve to be an owner. -Michael Symon

I don't think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There's roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city. -Michael Symon

Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in 'Waiting for Guffman,' but on Thanksgiving you're putting on a show! -Ted Allen

Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices – between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking. -Paul Ryan

I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general. -Serena Williams

I'm not a fan of giving a website a simple number like an IQ rating because like people they can vary in all kinds of different ways. So I'd be interested in different organisations labelling websites in different ways. -Tim Berners-Lee

As governor, when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq, I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice. -Jennifer Granholm

Those who devote their lives to serving our country, children, and neighborhoods are giving back. They have answered the call to serve. -Jennifer Granholm

We benefit from doing nothing, from going out to play, from giving from the heart and spending time in nature. Most of all we benefit from having healthy, strong, and loving relationships with other people and from exercising the altruistic parts of ourselves. -Jo Ann Davis

Nature is cold, wet, hard and unforgiving. -David Remnick

I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve as Miss Golden Globe 2012. -Rainey Qualley

As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive. -Rodney King

I've spent too much time giving speeches, traveling the world. -Billy Graham

As I got older, I guess I became more mellow and more forgiving and more loving. -Billy Graham

What the president is doing is flooding the job market with illegal immigrants that he is giving temporary work permits to. Not fair. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Whenever we have had a need for a national security or public safety issue, Congress has always followed the recommendations of the White House, regardless of who is in control, giving them the resources to keep America safe and to enforce our laws. -Jim Sensenbrenner

I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope. -Joel Osteen

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. -Nelson Mandela

If you are giving a graduate course you don't try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you. -Noam Chomsky

I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best. -Zig Ziglar

I can't think of any sentiment which is finer than being in a position to give people something they like. I love giving, I am rather embarrassed at receiving. -Trevor McDonald

There's a lot of intensity when you're on a set. And then it just goes away and no one's giving you attention or flooding you with compliments. -Rose Byrne

The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts. -Hank Azaria

Time after time we're told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on. -Richard Trumka

I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul. -Bob Dylan

I really want to move away from the old model in which you have to rely on people giving $10 after a humanitarian crisis to a newer model where people give money but also their time and their skills, whatever they have, to the causes that are personally meaningful to them well before the crisis moment presents itself. -Chris Hughes

My business is the enforcement of the tax laws and the integrity of the tax code and making sure that trustees of charitable giving are true trustees. -Chuck Grassley

What's important to have is a president that's focused on jobs, the economy, giving our children a better future and keeping our nation strong and safe. -Mary Fallin

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going. -Patrick Swayze

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it's like giving them emotional oxygen. -Stephen Covey

A development deal is where they're giving you recording time and money to record, but not promising that they'll put an album out. -Taylor Swift

What is blackness? Is it the way you talk? Do you got to say, 'Dey this, dey dat.' Or the way you dress? Or is it the forgiving of certain things? What is black enough? -Douglas Wilder

I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. -Lauryn Hill

I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket. -Sachin Tendulkar

I will come up with a project that will wipe out poverty in the Philippines in two years. I want to remove the people from economic crisis by using the Marcos wealth. Long after I'm gone, people will remember me for building them homes and roads and hospitals and giving them food. -Imelda Marcos

Being a Barrymore didn't help me, other than giving me a great sense of pride and a strange spiritual sense that I felt OK about having the passion to act. It made sense because my whole family had done it and it helped rationalise it for me. -Drew Barrymore

In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else's sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child's interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled. -Charles Stanley

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us. -Charles Stanley

I wouldn't be able to write a song like 'Someone Like You' and get someone else to sing it because it's so personal. It's like giving away your heart. -Adele

I hate giving advice, because people won't take it. -Jack Nicholson

Sometimes it can be bad to have too much family. Everybody gets involved in your problems, giving their opinion, gossiping, and making drama. But when bad things happen, they will be there to support you. -Sofia Vergara

Well, I haven't signed anything giving people the right to do anything they want with my image, you know what I mean. I have the ultimate say. -Joaquin Phoenix

I actually do think you're seeing this trend towards organizations just caring more about their brand and engaging. And so I think Home Depot will want to humanize itself. I think that's a lot of why companies are starting blogs, are just giving more insight into what's going on with them. -Mark Zuckerberg

Because I know about the Holy Land, I've taught lessons about the Holy Land all my life, and – but you can't bring peace to Israel without giving the Palestinian also peace. And Lebanon and Jordan and Syria as well. -Jimmy Carter

I think reconciliation is Obama's goal – but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part. -Jesse Jackson

The president is under 50 percent approval ratings in all the battleground states. So, you could say that President Obama is defying gravity by still being in a dead heat with Mitt Romney. And one of the reasons that he is, is because the changing face of the electorate are giving him a small boost. -Mara Liasson

Boeing started a new line for their 787 Dreamliner, creating 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina, giving our state a shot in the arm when we truly needed it. -Nikki Haley

If you have a line of business – I know this as a CEO – or if you have a teenager – I know this as a parent – who have a spending problem, what do you do? You quit giving them money. -Carly Fiorina

There are ways of avoiding becoming tabloid fodder and therefore giving people license to pry into your private life. And there's a distinction between being an actor and being a celebrity. You may become a celebrity through acting, but you don't need to do so. -Damian Lewis

I can cite numerous sponsors at different places in my career that made a huge difference for me just in terms of pulling me aside and giving me a tip or some coaching, or just watching what I was doing and not being afraid to tell me the truth about it. -Denise Morrison

I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential. -Denise Morrison

I spent all my time on my movies worried that people were eating and that the schedule was being kept, so to have experts in those areas giving me the brain space as a writer and director is huge. -Lena Dunham

Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone. -Marissa Mayer

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful. -Marissa Mayer

There cannot be peace in the Middle East without giving Palestinians their full rights. -Mohammed Morsi

Disney has a great tradition of enchanting children and giving them something to behold. -Nicolas Cage

The whole Valentine's thing is fine, but you don't back it up right next to the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year. Unbelievable. And we find it acceptable. -Lewis Black

So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons. A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. -Lindsay Lohan

The worst frustration for a singer is choosing a career in making music and then not being able to make music because you're always giving interviews. -Shakira

The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they're dancing and singing. As long as you're having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they're gonna feel that. -Heath Ledger

I truly thank whoever's up there for giving me the opportunity to be loved. -Javier Bardem

Being sent away to school was no different from my biological mother giving me away. -Michael Reagan

I mean I don't want to feel inferior to any other golfer in the world. You know if you do that, then you know you're giving them an advantage, you know, right off the – you know, right from the start. -Rory McIlroy

I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior. -Julie Delpy

I don't want the 35-year-olds in my audience to think of me as as 'pops' giving the kind of advice that only 65-year-olds can understand. -Tom Peters

My fondest memories were watching the Beastie Boys get prepped to come on stage. They had a lot of antics and they play a lot of basketball… then they were giving out cameras to the crowd, and performing from the bleachers. The most important thing I learned was that you control your crowd, not the other way around. -Talib Kweli

Summer nearly does me in every year. It's too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long. -Anne Lamott

I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child. -Hillary Clinton

I am remarkably pleased with Obama. I had grave misgivings about him. -Pat Robertson

Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market – I have so many vintage pieces from there it's unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules. -Kaya Scodelario

The United States is the only power in history that became great by giving and not by taking. I think the crisis was when the United States had more money than ideas. Money doesn't produce money. Ideas produce money. -Shimon Peres

Greece will not manage to get back on its feet without restructuring its debt. There is no way around it. The country's creditors will have to reduce a portion of its debts by extending maturity dates, lowering interest rates or giving them what's called a 'haircut' in financial jargon. -Peer Steinbruck

Fiscally, I'm very conservative. I don't believe in welfare states. I believe in giving people jobs. -Gene Simmons

Our God is a forgiving God. -George H. W. Bush

Well, I think when you come here and wave a Mexican flag in our face in a country that's giving a lot of these people an opportunity that they've never had before, I think a lot of Americans are insulted, whether they're first-, second-, third-, fourth- or fifth-generation Americans. -Henry Bonilla

Who would you want to be giving you advice? Somebody who doesn't have any money? -Suze Orman

Here's my gift-giving rule: Respect your current financial situation. -Suze Orman

There are people out there who want to provoke me and bring back the old Mary but I'm not giving them the satisfaction. -Mary J. Blige

Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. -Elton John

Well, I think that Augusta is not the same golf course that I grew up on. Bobby Jones' philosophy was giving you space off the tee; if you put it in the right side of the fairway, you ended up getting the right angle to the green. -Jack Nicklaus

I'm not a photographer, so I didn't get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That's the world that I'm moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance. -Keanu Reeves

The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative. -Anthony Kiedis

I try to avoid giving advice. -Scott Adams

It was step by step that I earned my way into the lives and hearts of people by giving them recordings that I grew to love and as I found my listening audience also grew to love. -Dionne Warwick

Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes. -Freeman Dyson

The people who did you wrong or who didn't quite know how to show up, you forgive them. And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too. -Jane Fonda

I'm always giving myself the Alzheimer's test. My shrink told me to do this. It takes one minute. You name every word that comes to mind that begins with the letter F. -Ray Romano

Relationships are give-and-take, and when you're a tennis player, you're certainly not giving. You have to be self-absorbed. It has to be about you. -Chris Evert

I think team sports probably teach you more about giving – about being unselfish and being flexible. -Chris Evert

I was giving a speech one time, and the woman who introduced me said, 'Well, she used to be J. D. Salinger's girlfriend. I thought, 'God, is that all I've been?' I didn't want to be reduced to that. -Joyce Maynard

My passion for giving is no different than yours. I give because it's in my heart to give. I give because I was taught to give at a very early age. This is how I developed my passion for giving. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves, and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can, it's so unnatural for me to do it on television, in interviews, in anything like that. I also don't find that my process as an actor is really anyone else's business. -Kristen Stewart

It's sad when you can't make everyone happy, though. It's impossible but, at the same time, you still hope. You think, 'Maybe I can do it,' but you know you can't. But gosh, if I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then, I wouldn't get it right. -Stephenie Meyer

'Glee' is one of the very few mainstream outlets that is giving a voice to communities of people that don't necessarily have a loud voice, specifically the gay community. It gives a really positive and forward statement. -Jack Antonoff

When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I'd had to work at Taco Bell I'd have still been out at night trying to play music. -Tom Petty

Now that we have a bit of money, it is nice to get gifts for people. Before I was getting and not really giving. -Zayn Malik

I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back. -Junior Seau

Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time… and God bless him – I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old. -Guy Oseary

I think I'm going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I'm very excited! It's going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey – he's the chef of the family! -Lily Aldridge

Having long suspected that there was something alive in there, running the place, separate from everything else, absolutely individual and independent, we've celebrated by giving it a real name. My self. -Lewis Thomas

If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values. -Ai Weiwei

As a person, I was born to give out my opinions. By giving out my opinions, I realize who I am. As long as I can communicate, I'm not so lonely. If I cannot travel, or do art, or have company, if they take away all my belongings, it doesn't matter at all. -Ai Weiwei

I've been known to throw watermelons, backstage, at people who are giving me news I don't want to hear. But I never aim for the head. -Tori Amos

I'm not not going to stop giving away what I feel about something. -Tori Amos

The whole American experiment has been predicated on giving individuals as much control over their own lives as possible. -Dennis Prager

For example, one way of giving yourself a strong incentive to reach your goal is to commit to pay money to someone if you fail. Better yet, you can specify that you will have to pay a certain sum to a cause that you detest. -Peter Singer

Can we really believe that we are living a good life, an ethically decent life if we don't do anything serious to help reduce poverty around the world and help save the lives of children or adults who are likely to die if we don't increase the amount of aid we are giving. -Peter Singer

Privacy about giving is counterproductive. There is solid scientific research showing that people are more likely to give if they can see that others are giving. The richest people, in particular, should be setting an example. -Peter Singer

Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. -Christopher Reeve

Governor Romney has said nothing about preschool. I think that giving the poorest kids in America wonderful preschool, and three years of it, starting when they are two-and-a-half, is absolutely crucial. -Jonathan Kozol

The advice I've been giving to people all my life – that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can't give up politics, it won't give you up – was the advice I should have been taking myself. -Christopher Hitchens

I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. -Christopher Hitchens

There's much more we can be doing in Parliament, we could be giving more power back to people at local government level, through local referendums. -Theresa May

There's a certain feeling of giving, a certain feeling of generosity in love songs. When you sing a song of love, you're actually giving something to yourself, too. You're singing and casting these affirmations of love out into the universe. -Jason Mraz

In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn't doing better by doing that. I became less of a man. -Jason Mraz

Sometimes a psychic tells you something and it feels wrong and others may be right on the money. It's your choice about whom to trust, and giving that trust is something we do ourselves. -Martha Beck

As a writer, as a creator, I'm giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain't got to pry beyond that. -Frank Ocean

I love people for giving me their time. It's a privilege – I make the most of it. -David Bailey

After 'The Real Thing,' I thought about giving up acting because it's difficult to have a rich life outside your work when you're an actress, a private life that can survive being picked up and put down. That's what I thought, anyway. -Jennifer Ehle

In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it's much harder work than big donations, but I think it's a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising. -Lucy Powell

People are always giving you credit for really wanting to say more than you said. -Shel Silverstein

My mother Molly had a nervous breakdown after my father Chic died, aged 50. He was a very generous man who ran a shop in Dundee giving a lot of people tick. When he died, a lot of people hadn't paid their bills, so he died with a lot of debt. After he died, my mother went doolally. -Brian Cox

I believe that there is some spiritual entity that's greater than us. I do not belong to any specific organized religion. I have always believed that, and I believe it even more so now. I believe that someone was listening to me, and someone is giving me an incredibly blessed life. -Jane Seymour

In a forbearance, the homeowner pays interest and principal on a smaller mortgage, at least for a time, but still owes the full amount. The lower monthly payment helps with affordability, giving stressed homeowners a break. -Mark Zandi

I have 120 people in my payroll without any government giving me any money. We live off the tickets and the records I sell. That is very unusual. -Andre Rieu

If acknowledging that racial misgivings and misunderstandings are still a part of politics and life in America, I plead guilty. -Ron Fournier

Say what you want to say about the rest of his presidency, including his tone-deaf response to Katrina and a war waged in Iraq on false pretenses, Bush connected with Americans in the aftermath of 9/11 because he looked as frail and unforgiving as we felt. -Ron Fournier

Obama does not need to worry as much as past Democratic presidents about being labeled soft on national security – not after giving the order that led to the assassination of Osama bin Laden. No, his biggest concern is being labeled tone deaf on joblessness and debt. -Ron Fournier

People who care about records are always giving me a hard time. I mean, I would destroy records in performances, and break them, and whatever I could do to them to create a sound that was something else than just the sound that was in the groove. -Christian Marclay

I'm going to give away a lot more than half my money. I'd be happy to give that to the government if the government put together programs that were like I'm giving away to charity, in which I believe the money is effectively used to help people. -Ray Dalio

Makeup artists are always giving me their stuff. My favorite thing is free stuff. I'll take anything. -Cindy Margolis

People are giving me more respect. -Christina Ricci

At its core Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we're giving to someone else. -Demi Moore

As an actor, I'm familiar with having bursts of energy, where you're giving things a try, and then you have down time. -Iain Glen

I don't mind giving everyone a shock – including myself. -Jessica Brown Findlay

Food is a coping mechanism; people are afraid of giving it up because then they'll feel confused and lost. -Phil McGraw

I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving. -Christine Lagarde

You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life. -Steffi Graf

Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay. -Angie Stone

Well, the coffeehouse audiences never know what they're going to get, and all the comics are different, as opposed to when you go to a club, and they're pretty much all telling jokes with set-ups and punchlines. Coffeehouse audiences are the most forgiving: They really listen, which is the best part. -Kathy Griffin

You owe it to yourself to be the best person possible. Because if you are, others will want to be with you, want to provide you with the things you want in exchange for what you're giving to them. -Harry Browne

So, if I give any credit, besides giving all credit to God, for being totally healthy, it's just my workout and how much torture I put my body through in the offseason. -Ray Lewis

Food is fuel and not a solution to anything other than giving your body nutrients. I love chocolate like the next girl, but it's not going to change my situation. -Gabrielle Reece

Technology is neutral: It convicts and finds innocents. We must make it a regularized part of the system, giving defendants access to DNA testing and evidence whenever it might be relevant. -Eliot Spitzer

When I lost my friends, it was because I had used the power of giving on them recklessly. I swept into their lives with my big fat checkbook, and I erased years of obstacles for them overnight – but sometimes, in the process, I also accidentally erased years of dignity. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season. -Evan Davis

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth. -Evo Morales

The industrial thing came about mainly through giving up trying to write pop songs in the early '90s. I don't think I was ever very good at pop music and as soon as I stopped trying, and started to write more the things I loved, it became much heavier and more aggressive. -Gary Numan

Around 80% of Liberians are unemployed and only half of all children go to primary school. Just one in 20 go on to secondary school. Young children are on the streets instead of in the classrooms. We are not giving them the opportunity to learn and they will struggle to get jobs when they grow up. -George Weah

When you go to the movie theater and the opening of this movie and you see the kids just cracking up with a character you are giving your voice to, you get goose bumps. It's so beautiful. -Antonio Banderas

I skate all the time, but it's silly for me to do contests when MTV is giving me a boatload of money. -Bam Margera

I love the idea of anthropomorphizing machines. I love the idea of taking technology and giving it a personality. -J. J. Abrams

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch. -Katharine McPhee

I love babies. I love being pregnant and I loved giving birth. -Sadie Frost

I think ultimately I make people happy: Whether I'm doing the stage show, giving somebody a makeover, or designing clothing, the end goal is to make people smile. -Carson Kressley

Concerns about the size and role of government are what seem to leave reformers stammering and speechless in town-hall meetings. The right wants to have a debate over fundamental principles; elected Democrats seem incapable of giving it to them. -Thomas Frank

As a member of the Mormon church, Romney is instructed to tithe 10 percent of his income. That's in keeping with most charitable giving: Religious institutions get about one-third of all contributions, according to 'The American' magazine. -John Podhoretz

Some charities treat donors like cash machines. Until now there hasn't been any effective way for them to provide a more personal or interactive giving experience. -Ben Rattray

The nature of touring is packaging acts together that have strong catalogues of music. It's about making sure that it's a winning combination. It's really about giving people value for their money. -Vivian Campbell

I do not think that it is right for me to start giving opinions about the human rights situation of any country, including Gambia, except when those crimes translate into the crimes that I have to investigate. -Fatou Bensouda

International donors, our friends, should demand results; impose results. The fact of giving money is not helping if you give money to honest people and there is no structure to manage that money. It is not helping. -Michel Martelly

I'm a vegetarian and very much active in regards to how I feel about animal rights and protecting animals and giving animals a voice. But at the same time, I appreciate and respect other people's decisions to eat meat. The only thing that I hope is that people are educated, that they're aware, that they're living a conscious lifestyle. -Abbie Cornish

I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes. I think I'd throw myself into whatever I'm doing now. It's not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It's about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to. -Ayumi Hamasaki

You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they're very giving, generous, warm people. -Kit Harington

My first son didn't really take a bottle, and I didn't like giving bottles. -Mayim Bialik

Tennis is pretty unforgiving if you are carrying weight. You are expected to wear short skirts, and you are compared to all these 16 and 17-year-olds. -Monica Seles

I feel like if I won an award and I was giving my speech and the music started, that's all I'd remember, the humiliation I felt when the music started. It would mar the entire experience for me. -Seth Rogen

My goal in politics from the very beginning has been, and will be, the goal of giving Ukraine a chance to finally secure a firm footing in the world as a competitive, independent and real European state. -Yulia Tymoshenko

We believe… that by encouraging critical thinking and processing of knowledge we are creating full, well-rounded human beings… that will enable Qatar to build up its society. You cannot build a healthy society without giving your citizens a sense of ownership. Otherwise, they will not share with you the responsibilities. -Moza bint Nasser

Qatar is giving 2.8% of our GDP to research. This is something again that is a breakthrough, as nobody was even thinking of research as a tool or component for advancement in this part of the world. -Moza bint Nasser

Russell James asked me to shoot underwater. He tied my feet under the water. I don't know how many feet – maybe five, six meters. He tied me underwater and I had no air. Somebody had a tube, and they were giving me some oxygen, but I couldn't really see anything. Everything was blurry. I'm waiting for the oxygen – that was the craziest thing. -Alessandra Ambrosio

Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes. -T. D. Jakes

A lot of cats in New Orleans, very soulful, very soulful musicians and they assume that they're singers. And they just make that assumption. And so when there's a little intonation problem, people are very forgiving of them because they heard how soulful they play. -Wendell Pierce

By the late '80s, I was already giving up on rap music. -Chuck Eddy

With parents, that's the only way sometimes that they can get across to their kids is by giving them an ultimatum. -Harry Shum, Jr.

I know I'm known for singing some of those high notes, but that's really not what giving someone goosebumps is all about. It's about really trying to find what makes you unique. -Idina Menzel

I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving, because of the football and the fall weather. And of course, I love Christmas – that's my favorite of all! -Joe Nichols

I don't actually like blocking actors. I prefer giving actors freedom. They don't have to step on a precise mark with me. Instead of giving marks to the actors I like to give marks to the camera. -Jose Padilha

My feet always danced to Irish traditional music, but I was very glad to get out of the North of Ireland in the mid-Seventies when it was really closed and tight and relentlessly unforgiving. -Ciaran Hinds

I think that if you start teaching about giving back and helping other people young, that will be a given for your child their whole life. -Eva LaRue

As much as my parents are part of Hollywood, I have no recollection of them giving me advice about it. -Rashida Jones

Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back. -Chadwick Boseman

Well, it's a little harder in New York. It's not as forgiving to a film crew. You hold up a bunch of New Yorkers who can't cross the street, they're not going to take it well. Southern California? They'll wait. It's cool man. In New York, they're like, 'Are you kidding me? I gotta get to work.' -Matthew Rhys

If you're giving love and not receiving it, you're not in the right relationship. If you're receiving it and not giving it than you are taking advantage of the other person. -Patti Stanger

The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that's like one and a half hamburgers. That's unhealthy. -Alison Sweeney

Hollywood can be a very stinging town. They say it's a forgiving business. It's not that forgiving. -Jeff Conaway

The most impactful way consumers can assert their power is to become mindful shoppers, giving their dollars only to socially responsible companies. In today's world of social media and smart phones, this is easy to do. -Simon Mainwaring

The false separation between living and giving must end. -Simon Mainwaring

A novel with a bad middle is a bad book. A bad ending is something I've just gotten in the habit of forgiving. -Lev Grossman

I have three kids, and I'm a coach for a lot of their sports, so I'm around them a lot, but I see friends of mine with older kids and they don't really interact so much, other than giving them a place to live. -Mike O'Malley

A bad boyfriend is someone you give everything to – you live with him, cook for him, sleep with him – thinking he is going to marry you and then he doesn't. When you are giving your all to a job and not getting credit, your job is a bad boyfriend. -Mika Brzezinski

I'm a believer that the more I'm giving, the happier I am, and the more beautiful my exterior will be. -Janelle Monae

I remember once giving my dad some drawings and writings and said, 'If you could just give these to the publisher, that would be great.' And I was about five! -Sally Hawkins

Not only am I putting music out there, I'm giving part of myself away. -Kina Grannis

I'm a sucker for giving people money on the street. I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing, but I can't help myself. -Jennifer Morrison

My work is about giving voice to the unheard, and reiterating the voice of the heard in such a way that you question, or re-examine, what is the truth. -Anna Deavere Smith

A life can get knocked into a new orbit by a car crash, a lottery win or just a bleary-eyed consultant giving bad news in a calm voice. -David Mitchell

I'm the kind of guy that once I decide I'm going to do something I have a hard time just giving up on it without giving it a fair shot. -Drew Roy

It's always great when a director is just supportive of what you're doing. They're not so much critiquing you but giving you more ideas, giving you tons of things to work with, making you question your character and making you think about it… and making it seem like everything is limitless. That usually helps a lot. -Emma Roberts

I think that giving mindless praise is ridiculous. But I understand why parents do it. They want their kids to feel good about themselves. But parents are never going to teach their children true, positive self esteem by praising everything they do. -Rosalind Wiseman

Reality is very, very contradictory, and so I try to write just perfecting what I see, what I read, what I feel, in a feel-thinking way. Not only giving ideas, or receiving ideas, or trying to explain something, but mainly feel-thinking, a feel-thinking language able to tie the heart and the mind, which have been divorced. -Eduardo Galeano

If we're going to talk about our businesses, we're going to have to talk about them within the constraints of the disclosure rules, without giving guidance, because we're not going to give guidance, because we don't believe that it is a sensible game to play. -Barry Diller

In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we're all searching for. I haven't come across anyone who didn't become a better person through love. -Marla Gibbs

Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice whether it's through writing, drama or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self-worth. -Michael Morpurgo

As soon as a roast is announced, I get everybody – family, friends, waitresses, cab drivers – giving me jokes about the person getting roasted. I'm the mouthpiece for the masses. -Jeff Ross

You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, 'You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care.' And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again. -Nicole Scherzinger

I want my music to feel like I'm giving something to someone else and not that I'm expecting something back. -Kris Allen

When I go back to family reunions everybody goes, 'Hey cousin! Hey Auntie!' And I'm like, 'Okay I don't know you, I have no idea who you are.' I am auntie and cousin for so many and even the ones in prison call me collect. And I'll be like, 'Which of my family members are giving you this phone number?' -Sherri Shepherd

I hadn't even released my first proper single when I started to feel the strain of attention. But I don't believe that it was the attention that was giving me panic attacks. I think it was everything in my life colliding at the same time. It really did get to a serious point where I couldn't even walk down the street without getting the pain. -Ellie Goulding

As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don't want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle. -Beth Ditto

My dad is like a cactus – introverted and tough. I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He's my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me. -Gary Vaynerchuk

You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you're an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other. -Gary Vaynerchuk

As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there's always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken. -Hoda Kotb

For starters, let's dispense with the cheap jokes about cannibalism. That means cracks about giving an arm and a leg – sorry – for a good book on the subject, or similar tasteless – sorry, again – attempts to make the subject more palatable – last one. -Mitchell Zuckoff

There's no such thing as an actor giving positive criticism to a director. The minute you say 'Don't you think it would look nicer…', that director's going to hate your guts. Particularly if it's a good idea. -Peter Mullan

I've always argued, unsuccessfully, that there's no point in giving money to the arts unless you educate people in them. -Richard Eyre

We need to honor our troops who served and show our support by giving our men and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job training available. They deserve nothing less. -Barbara Lee

For a writer, children make life needlessly hard. I've muddled through a lot of things, but I have not muddled through my writing life. I work absolutely flat out, giving it my all. -Richard Ford

When you decide you're going to join a project, it's all about the gift you're giving the audience. -Joyce DeWitt

None of us are perfect, and we all make mistakes. But the American people are a very forgiving people. -Michael Huffington

Listening to music for me is like homework. Music will give me enjoyment, but as soon as it's giving me that enjoyment, I want to analyse it, and then it becomes work. Why does it sound like that? How?… then I dissect it. -Steve Winwood

As an adolescent, I went to charm school, where I learned to pour tea and relate to boys, which, as I recall, meant giving them the pickle jar to unscrew, whether it was too hard for me or not. -Sue Monk Kidd

I've learned that when someone does something very kind and refuses payment, giving them an engraved Swiss Army knife is never refused! -Christine Lavin

I write in expectation that readers want to participate in a kind of two-sided game: They are trying to guess what I am up to – what the story's up to – and I'm giving them clues and matter to keep them interested without giving everything away at the start. Even the rules, if any, of the game are for the reader to discover. -John Crowley

In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game. -Russel Honore

I love giving people advice on what to do with their books, but I don't really know how a Kindle Single gets covered. -Sloane Crosley

Some of the writers I admire who seem very, very funny and very emotional to me can develop a closeness with the reader without giving too much of themselves away. Lorrie Moore comes to mind, as does David Sedaris. When they write, the reader thinks that they're being trusted as a friend. -Sloane Crosley

Unless you are a professional, you will find the tart to be a high-maintenance, unforgiving whistle-blower of a pastry. -Sloane Crosley

I tend to approach giving interviews with the same sense of circumspection and restraint as I approach my writing. That is to say, virtually none. When asked what I made of blogs like my own, blogs written by parents about their children, I said, 'A blog like this is narcissism in its most obscene flowering.' -Ayelet Waldman

The sax solo as we know it today would not exist without Gerry Rafferty. His 1978 soft-rock classic 'Baker Street' has to be the 'Ulysses' of rock & roll saxophone, giving the entire chorus over to Raphael Ravenscroft's sax solo, creating one of the Seventies' most enduringly creepy sounds. -Rob Sheffield

God bless America – what other civilization would give Patrick Dempsey another shot to rule as a sex symbol, twenty years after 'Meatballs III: Summer Job?' His reign as Dr. McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy' is proof that there's nothing we love more than giving Eighties celebs a heartwarming second stab at life. -Rob Sheffield

When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before. -Sebastian Junger

The Icesave matter is complex and it is understandable that the issue has been oversimplified by many. Unfortunately some of the basic facts of the matter have been unilaterally interpreted, and sometimes distorted, giving rise to unjustified criticism of the conduct of the Icelandic authorities. -Johanna Siguroardottir

The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region… are making by giving a chance to women. -Atifete Jahjaga

Honestly, after about three years on a show, you're like, 'Thank you very much for giving me a step up. Now can I go do movies?' -AnnaLynne McCord

When you have kids, you just love them. It's similar to when you're in love with someone. You just think they are so cool and want to be around them all the time, but what if she starts being embarrassed and only giving me charity visits? I want her to actually want to see me, so that's what I'm going for! -Jeremy Sisto

Because I was an only, I had more things, and I remember early on the kick I got from giving stuff away. Despite all the myths about only children not being able to share, actually I've never knowingly met a stingy one. -Julie Burchill

Our daily life is filled with electronic pianos, ring tones, the disembodied voice giving you your bank balance over the telephone. Even silence can be electronic, courtesy of sound-canceling headphones. -Serge Schmemann

By giving the FDA adequate resources and authority to both prevent outbreaks and intervene once they appear, we can support the administration's efforts to reassure the parents of America that the food they feed their children is the product of the safest system in the world. -Diana DeGette

From being a writer of plays, it was not that surprising that somebody thought of giving me a job as an actor. After I played one part, others came along. -Wallace Shawn

I feel like giving back is in my blood. -Chaske Spencer

There were times when there were riots in Africa, demonstrations against the IMF because of the policy advice they were giving, the conditionalities they were imposing, and the difficulties that arose out of the implementation of those conditionalities. -Jakaya Kikwete

When a person is dispossessed of his land, there is a reaction and you have to deal with the reaction properly. You just can't deal with the reaction by giving him money. -Kushal Pal Singh

I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house. -Marc Forgione

America's critics can be heard everywhere. It is too much in love with money – worshipping the god of the marketplace, the golden calf. It has too much money, seven of the top 10 banks, eight of the top 10 companies etc. It is too stingy, giving away less of its wealth than other countries. It is vulgar, a rich barbarian. -Maurice Saatchi

There's something to be said for giving and helping to change people's lives. -Steven A. Cohen

There aren't that many songs that pay homage to the DJ. They are the ones getting artists' music out there. They are the ones getting the club popping. But no one's giving them any love. -Tila Tequila

The guy who finally pulled the trigger on Osama bin Laden is not patting himself on the back. He's giving as much credit to his teammates who got him to that position. -Howard E. Wasdin

Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home… without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs. -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm! -Rodney Atkins

In my first start-up, I had an initial advertising budget of $5 per day total. That would buy us 100 clicks per day. At $5 per day, marketing people scoffed and said that is too small to matter. But if you think about it, to an engineer, 100 real humans everyday giving your product a try means you can really start improving. -Eric Ries

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

The best way to help the Latino community is to give back. I love giving back; I'm quiet about God and what I do, but we do a lot in the Dominican Republic. -Daddy Yankee

We all have our own purpose in life and I feel very strongly that I have a bigger purpose than giving to just my immediate family and friends. -Natalia Vodianova

I think protecting your family and giving to them is so important. It's the most important achievement. -Natalia Vodianova

I've learned to take things a little more easily, to be a little more forgiving of myself. -Queen Rania of Jordan

I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team's players. -Ronaldinho

I like making stories and characters that people can relate to. I also like giving the audience a departure from whatever they're thinking about in their life and enjoying a show or a movie. -Haylie Duff

In my industry, everybody wants to know everything about you, and it's just dumb. I think the only way of maintaining some of that mystique is by not giving away too much about yourself. It has served me well so far. I never want to feel up for grabs. -Miranda Richardson

I have argued for years that we do not have a health care system in America. We have a disease-management system – one that depends on ruinously expensive drugs and surgeries that treat health conditions after they manifest rather than giving our citizens simple diet, lifestyle and therapeutic tools to keep them healthy. -Andrew Weil

Giving gifts to others is a fundamental activity, as old as humanity itself. Yet in the modern, complex world, the particulars of gift-giving can be extraordinarily challenging. -Andrew Weil

Give up as much as you're willing to receive back and give yourself, if that makes any sense. Whatever that is, don't expect more from a person than what you're willing to give, but give it knowing that you're giving it – it's been given, so don't expect anything else. -Emayatzy Corinealdi

To me, giving back is so important. It makes others feel good which then in return makes me feel good. -Katie Cassidy

I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of 48 years with my daughter. And I accept that He knew when it was time to take her. -Cissy Houston

My concerns have been about myself and not about giving something back and putting something in, even though that's been in the back of my head. -Donald Byrd

Everybody recognises that giving young people competitive outlet through sport is a very good thing. -Sebastian Coe

I hate not giving the people what they want. -Robin Thicke

The idea of celebrity has always been very strange to me because it's taking the focus away from the music and attaching it to a person. When we put someone on a pedestal or idolize them, we're giving our own power away. -Marketa Irglova

What is hypertext? It is a method of giving a text more depth, structuring it, and letting the computer help you explore it. Links, like we know today – you see some blue underlined word and you click on it and it takes you somewhere else. That's the simplest definition of hypertext. -Robert Cailliau

About 3 million IVF babies have been born since Louise Brown's birth in 1978. Bizarrely, when this life-giving treatment was first considered, it was massively controversial. A storm of vitriolic protest came from many religious leaders, journalists, politicians, regrettably even other scientists and doctors. -Robert Winston

Man is a competitive creature, and the seeds of conflict are built deep into our genes. We fought each other on the savannah and only survived against great odds by organising ourselves into groups which would have had a common purpose, giving morale and fortitude. -Robert Winston

Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it 'philanthropy' is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. -Naveen Jain

Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. -Naveen Jain

One of my most memorable Thanksgiving memories was probably the first year that me and my two brothers decided to start our annual eating contest. We ate throughout the whole day. We started that morning and weighed ourselves, and at the very end of the night, we weighed ourselves out. And all three of us equally gained five pounds. -Charles Kelley

Everything that I do in my life is geared towards my kids and their survival and giving them the best education that I can possibly give them and the best home that I can possibly give them. -Dwight Henry

I got in the habit of giving away a book as soon as I've finished it because I lived in a housing co-op at Cambridge and had no space to keep books. -Emma Donoghue

You do get fond of your characters. Handing them on is like giving a child to a nanny. -Julian Fellowes

I cry at random things, like a flower, or someone giving me a present, or my sister giving me a nice hug. -Naomie Harris

We should celebrate Christmas throughout the year, but I believe the whole concept of giving was the basis of Christmas, that it was a charitable, you know, giving, and I think we got carried away with giving. -Victoria Osteen

You know, I've just always been sort of goofy and kind of gone with it. I actually usually work more in drama, but I have been floating back and forth with comedy, and somehow they keep giving me jobs in comedy, so I guess there's something funny about me. -Zachary Knighton

I'm blessed to come from a family with five brothers. We're all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around. We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field. We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody. -Danny Pino

Obama came in and gave $700 billion to the bankers off the top as opposed to giving $700 billion to the poor. -Lupe Fiasco

I'm focusing on healing lives and teaching people that they can heal – giving them tools to heal. -Iyanla Vanzant

When people get scared, they quit giving. -Dave Ramsey

Worshipping the Lord means giving Him the place that he must have; worshipping the Lord means stating, believing – not only by our words – that He alone truly guides our lives; worshipping the Lord means that we are convinced before Him that He is the only God, the God of our lives, the God of our history. -Pope Francis

I never liked the idea of giving interviews. One says many things, but when they are published, they become shortened, condensed. The ideas lose their meaning. -Raul Castro

I believe that children are, by nature, very forgiving. I don't think children expect their parents to be perfect. I think they demand that their parents be real. -Beth Moore

Rapping for me is more about being entertaining and giving something back to the fans. I want people to say, 'There goes Pooch holding his own with Consequence, Rick Ross, and Drake.' -Pooch Hall

I'm a big cook and prefer to make meals at home when I can. I'm either cooking, or we're going to a drive-through somewhere. I'm really proud of my homemade sweet potato pie. At Thanksgiving I make five of them because they go quick. -Chandra Wilson

I can't control how high my song goes on the charts, you know what I mean. I mean, I can sway it a little bit by working as hard as I can, hopefully being a decent person and giving good interviews and working hard on the road and being nice to people and shaking hands and doing everything you can do. -Casey James

Some writers are more natural public performers than others; personally I find it quite strange giving interviews. But everyone has parts of their job that they like more than others. You can't complain if you get to do what you love doing most of the time, can you? -Monica Ali

Unlike running on a road or concrete, natural surfaces are more forgiving and offer a more varied terrain, ultimately resulting in less repetitive micro-trauma to bones and joints than running on hard pavement does. -Dean Karnazes

I have to admit that talking authoritatively about my students' stories can make me feel, at times, like an astronaut who has just landed on a new planet and insists on giving guided tours to its inhabitants. -Etgar Keret

During the run up to the Iraq War, Mike Farrell and I did get on television kind of frequently, but then they saw that that didn't work. They really couldn't bait us into being stupid, so they stopped. You know the mainstream media, corporate media, avoids ever giving anyone who has anything to say a platform, if they can possibly help it. -James Cromwell

In Britain, the theatre has traditionally been where the public goes to think about its past and debate its future. The formation of the National Theatre, at the Old Vic, near the South Bank, in 1963, institutionalized the symbolic importance of drama by giving it both a building and state funding. -John Lahr

The fact is that a bill allowing any employer to deny insurance coverage based on a moral objection – along with giving an employer permission to ask for medical records showing why a woman is taking birth control – opens up a set of problems that I'm sure its sponsors have not fully considered. -Richard Carmona

The job of the government – and my responsibility – is to help people live healthier lives. The framework is about giving local authorities the ability to focus on the most effective ways to improve the public's health and reduce health inequalities, long-term, from cradle to grave. -Andrew Lansley

There are many ways of encouraging people to make life better other than joining a political party. Politics with a small 'p' isn't just about darkened committee rooms, endless meetings – it is about giving people the right to make decisions about our lives. -John Reid

God is truly on the side of those who work for social justice, especially when we accompany that work with the giving of the Gospel! -Joni Eareckson Tada

I have an interesting perspective on depending on others. I think it gives people a chance to serve. And I'm not so much big on independence, as I am on interdependence. I'm not talking about co-dependency, I'm talking about giving people the opportunity to practicing love with its sleeves rolled up. -Joni Eareckson Tada

Sometimes I feel the only way I can get a major publisher interested in mental illness is if I find a character who has bipolar disorder and is also a love-sick vampire attending an English school called Hogwarts. But I'm not giving up. -Pete Earley

Much of the misgiving that Muslims feel for the West stems from our strong emphasis on freedom, always a risky enterprise. I've heard some say they would rather rear their children in a closely guarded Islamic society than in the United States, where freedom so often leads to decadence. -Philip Yancey

The world says you gain your life by getting more and more and more and more, but Jesus says, 'No, that leads to death. You get it back by giving it away and when you give it away you get it back.' -Philip Yancey

Jesus is much more concerned about shaking your foundations, giving you an utterly alternative self image, world image, and God image, and thus reframing your entire reality. Mere inspiration can never do this. -Richard Rohr

As a writer, I am not goddess of the universes I create. I am at most a stage manager of the plentiful gifts which tumble out of the horn of plenty, which is to say there is a source so sweet and forgiving and generous that I pray every day to let that source be my guide. -Rebecca Wells

Publishers have realized that, unlike the previous time period, American teenagers are both smarter and require more topical material than they had been giving them before that. For one thing, they'll read thicker books. Besides, has anybody looked at the news or read the newspapers recently? -Tamora Pierce

What happens to each of my female heroes, certainly, is they find something bigger than themselves that they are honored to serve. It's not giving up your family. -Tamora Pierce

If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect. -Steven Johnson

I enjoy receiving and giving realistic fiction, for both children and adults, with strong characters, beautiful language, and humane visions. -Sharon Creech

Science casts a long black shadow back over who we think we are, and where it falls the temperature falls with it. Its touch is chilly and unforgiving. -Richard K. Morgan

I don't want to be the passively alert vegetable in the corner that takes in everything but can't communicate, which I think would suck a lot of life out of my family without giving very much to me. -Tony Judt

My first book, 'Radical Acceptance', grew out of the suffering of feeling personally deficient and unworthy. Because most of us are so quick to turn against ourselves, the teachings and practices of radical acceptance continue as a strong current in 'True Refuge': nurturing a forgiving, understanding heart is a basic step on the path. -Tara Brach

Caregiving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached. -Gary Zukav

Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love. -Gary Zukav

As someone from a developing country, I have a problem with rich countries thinking they can tell us anything, simply because they are giving money. -Ha-Joon Chang

'The Chicken Soup for the Soul' books are the result of over 20 years of teaching seminars and giving speeches. The first book contains all of the stories that I used in my seminars to illustrate the points that I wanted to make. -Jack Canfield

It's very rare to see an undisturbed birth in a modern U.S. teaching hospital, but when you see a woman who isn't frightened, who's giving birth without interference, you stand back in awe and realize how little needed you are except in the rare circumstance. -Ina May Gaskin

The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We're called to have people follow Jesus. We're called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies. -Eugene H. Peterson

I think pastors are the worst listeners. We're so used to speaking, teaching, giving answers. We must learn to be quiet, quit being so verbal, learn to pay attention to what's going on, and listen. -Eugene H. Peterson

Never forget, the real secret of giving advice is this: Once you've given it, don't concern yourself with whether it is followed or not, and refrain from saying 'I told you so.' -Harvey Mackay

The Chinese model calls for giving your kids very little choice – and I've come to see that you can go too far with that. On the other hand, I also believe that Western parents sometimes give their young kids too much choice. -Amy Chua

In film, the camera can get an array of shots so the audience can see the emotion the character is giving off. Using close-ups on the character's face really helps get the message across. On stage, you can't do that. But the stage has that live feeling that you can't get anywhere else because the audience is right there. -Alice Eve

When I started giving talks about women's history, one of the things that bothered me was the tendency to say, 'Well, everybody was totally oppressed and suddenly in 1964 we rose up, got our freedom, and here we are.' It dismisses the women who fought for rights for several hundred years of our history up to that point. -Gail Collins

Clinton has played a major role in giving companies like Cipla credibility, for which I will always be grateful. -Yusuf Hamied

I give away about 50 percent of my income, so my, you know, desire to give back to the country is pretty strong and I intend to give away a lot more. I've signed the giving pledge with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and I intend to give away the bulk of my money. -David Rubenstein

All I'm doing is I'm filling out my tax returns – or my accountants are, and I'm paying whatever I'm supposed to pay, though I'm giving away a large amount of the money and that probably lowers my tax rate because I'm giving away so much money. But change the law, but don't blame me for the law. I'm not writing the law. I didn't write the law. -David Rubenstein

I don't really try to get involved politically by giving money to politicians or by saying I'm a Democrat or Republican. Right now, I just view myself as an American. -David Rubenstein

I loved couriers. You had this transfer of physical information happening throughout the city and the world. Someone picking up the package, putting it in a bag, going somewhere, taking it out of the bag, giving it to someone else. I thought that was so cool. I wanted to map it, to see that flow on a big screen. -Jack Dorsey

Video artists being at the low end of the totem pole economically, one of the ways we survive is to go around showing work and giving these talks. -Bill Viola

When you're making video, you're giving structure to time, which is what a composer does. -Bill Viola

The giving of the Quran is in Islam what the incarnation of Christ is to Christianity. If this is so, then Quran-burning is parallel to Christ-crucifying. -John Piper

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me. -Mary Karr

The moral angle to the foreclosure crisis – and, of course, in capitalism we're not supposed to be concerned with the moral stuff, but let's mention it anyway – shows a culture that is slowly giving in to a futuristic nightmare ideology of computerized greed and unchecked financial violence. -Matt Taibbi

You win the modern financial-regulation game by filing the most motions, attending the most hearings, giving the most money to the most politicians and, above all, by keeping at it, day after day, year after fiscal year, until stealing is legal again. -Matt Taibbi

Naked need is the occasion for God's giving, not a need adorned with the clean, elegant robes of respectability and good works. -Miroslav Volf

Many journalists are influenced by a myopic multiculturalism that is suspicious of anything Western, while giving the benefit of the doubt to non-Western societies. -Nancy Pearcey

We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment. -Tariq Ramadan

One of the values of centering prayer is that you are not thinking about God during the time of centering prayer so you are giving God a chance to manifest. In centering prayer there are moments of peace that give the psyche a chance to realize that God may not be so bad after all. God has a chance to be himself for a change. -Thomas Keating

A lot of people have said that I'm super-snarky and mean. But honesty is the only way to get people to change. It's very important to be constructively critical – give people alternatives and you're giving them a new way to see themselves. -Stacy London

My girls and I regularly go through their rooms to find clothes and toys to donate to charities. I firmly believe that children who have been given so much need to experience the joy that comes from giving. -Kimora Lee Simmons

The gratification of helping others is a very American tradition and a Judeo-Christian tradition. Now it is great to see young people creating funds and giving back in all sorts of productive ways. It's a terrifically satisfying thing. -Evelyn Lauder

I feel like I owe Juilliard everything… coming from Kentucky at age 17, having a school like that giving me a chance. And if you can't afford it, you can get a scholarship. -Jess Weixler

Most people yearn to contribute, make the world a better place and have success…. all at the same time… Make sure to give your business a background, a mission and a story. That might be the most important step part of any venture. And remember, giving may be the best investment you ever make. -Blake Mycoskie

I always thought that I would spend the first half of my life making money so I can spend the second half of my life giving it all away. And one of the defining moments of my life was when I realized that I could do both at the same time with TOMS. -Blake Mycoskie

The future of TOMS is really creating a whole new business model of this one-for-one giving and expanding the TOMS model from shoes into other products as well. -Blake Mycoskie

With TOMS, I found a way to create sustainable giving and consistently help those who are in need. -Blake Mycoskie

When I accept an invitation for a public speaking engagement, my purpose is to share the TOMS story and our giving mission. In no way do I believe this means I endorse every single aspect of that organization. That may be naive, and you may disagree, but it is my sincere belief. -Blake Mycoskie

I think the most surprising thing about giving is it takes a while to find out what you're really interested in and what you really want to do. -Marc Benioff

Silicon Valley builds its bridges on abundance. Abundant bits of information floating out there, writing great programs to process it, then giving people a lot of useful tools to use it. -Robert Kyncl

In the Catholic tradition, the idea of giving something up on a Friday – the act of self denial – has always been tied with being generous to those in need. -Vincent Nichols

No intelligent government can continue to ignore the urgent priority of giving support and practical encouragement to marriage and family stability as the first response to growing social needs. -Vincent Nichols

So many organizations have a mentoring arm, but they don't really do it. Their idea of mentoring a kid is giving them general advice. But what they need to do is read with children. -Walter Dean Myers

The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift. -Ginger Rogers

My mother kept the house clean and we ate good. I didn't know we were poor until I started giving interviews. -Alan King

Taking B12 is the price of getting to be vegan, the way wearing a helmet is the price of getting to ride a motorcycle and giving up alcohol for nine months is the price of getting to have a baby. -Victoria Moran

I like giving music-themed gifts. I've given a couple of music documentaries to boys. Especially if they don't have the same taste as me, I try to infiltrate their mind with my favourite bands. -Bella Heathcote

I always remember my childhood house with happy memories. There was a beautiful garden, and outside my bedroom window was a jasmine vine which would open in the evenings, giving off a divine scent. -Carolina Herrera

You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. -Emmeline Pankhurst

You do have to continue, as you grow as a human, checking in and going, 'Is this what I want? Am I giving away things that I don't want? Who am I and what do I want to keep doing?' -Mae Whitman

I always tell myself that when you're playing a character, pretend they're on trial and you're giving the best witness of their life. You really need to think about every element of the character and represent them properly, as if they were a real person. You want to give 100 percent of what they're worth and what they deserve as people. -Pauley Perrette

There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it. -Sam Claflin

The key to U.N. reform is giving Americans a clearer picture of what the U.N. is and what it isn't, what it can be and what it can't be. -Samantha Power

Instagram was created because there was no single place dedicated to giving your mobile photos a place to live and to be seen. -Kevin Systrom

Part of becoming a little bit older and having the opportunities that I have, you want to start giving back to people who have been influential and helped you along the way. -Grant Achatz

I am comfortable giving people direction. If something is not good enough, my job is to find a way to help them learn from their mistake, and understand that next time I expect better. -Frida Giannini

Talk to people no one else is talking to. Who would have thought that giving a speech at a funeral at age 12 would introduce me to a man who would introduce me to my first business contact who would introduce me to several other important people in my life. That's luck. That's randomness. -Ben Casnocha

Some of my friends are giving me law books. I love reading those. It's like my relaxation. -Charice Pempengco

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