Best Quotes About Having

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. -H. L. Mencken

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. -Fran Lebowitz

One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time. -Nancy Astor

It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead. -Larry Ellison

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing. -Ben Hogan

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. -Aesop

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry. -Erich Segal

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come. -Montesquieu

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. -B. B. King

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it. -Dan Quayle

The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? -Calvin Trillin

To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. -Leo Burnett

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. -Charles Lamb

There must be more to life than having everything. -Maurice Sendak

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. -Willa Cather

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. -Orson Welles

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. -Claude Monet

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. -Francesco Guicciardini

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

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. -Jean de la Bruyere

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. -Johnny Carson

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round. -David Lodge

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Now the thing about having a baby – and I can't be the first person to have noticed this – is that thereafter you have it. -Jean Kerr

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? -Douglas Adams

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. -Bill Vaughan

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. -Caskie Stinnett

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. -Harold Acton

The reward of a thing well done is having done it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price. -Robert De Niro

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

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. -Rupert Murdoch

It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own. -Julian Schnabel

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

Nobody minds having what is too good for them. -Jane Austen

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them. -Elbert Hubbard

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. -Mahatma Gandhi

He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. -Kingsley Amis

A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. -Roy Blount, Jr.

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding. -Anatole Broyard

The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity. -Jimmy Carter

A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it. -Lila Acheson Wallace

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. -Andy Warhol

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it. -Robert Penn Warren

The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution. -Byron White

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed. -Tennessee Williams

It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are. -E. O. Wilson

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

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine. -J. William Fulbright

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor. -Andre Gide

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. -Susan Sontag

Being a press secretary is like learning to type: You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it. You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him. -Larry Speakes

When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it's the street. -Jessica Tandy

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. -Margaret Thatcher

In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. -Carl Jung

It has an air about it of having strolled in from the street with a few tricks up its sleeve, and if everybody would relax, please, it would do its best to pass the time whimsically. -Walter Kerr

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. -G. Gordon Liddy

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. -Benjamin E. Mays

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses. -Barbara McClintock

The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine. -Heinz R. Pagels

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

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping. -Benjamin Britten

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again. -Elie Wiesel

I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide. -Joshua Logan

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness. -William Shakespeare

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep. -Bette Davis

It's not the having, it's the getting. -Elizabeth Taylor

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance. -Paul Tournier

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this. -Golda Meir

Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please. -Louis Nizer

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

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. -Milan Kundera

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired. -Moliere

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. -Arthur Helps

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. -Theodore Roosevelt

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar – you pretend it's not there. -Tom Stoppard

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. -Wilson Mizner

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. -Pablo Picasso

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

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. -C. S. Lewis

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. -Albert Schweitzer

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. -Barbara Bush

To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. -Bernadette Devlin

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -George Burns

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. -Joan Didion

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. -Hank Aaron

Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. -Ann Landers

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having. -John Perry Barlow

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter. -James Earl Jones

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry. -Charles Osgood

Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors. -Quentin Crisp

I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror. -Barbra Streisand

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice. -Barbra Streisand

I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody. I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve. -Julia Roberts

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me. -Karen Carpenter

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. -Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers. -Nelson Mandela

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

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches. -Jim Carrey

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. -George Burns

She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining. -Kate Chopin

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. -Henry Miller

Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it. -Matthew Perry

Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously. -Rebecca Romijn

I feel a lot healthier when I'm having sex. Physically. I feel all these jitters when I wake up in the morning. Just energy jitters. I take vitamins, I work out every day. When I'm having sex, I don't have that. -Alyssa Milano

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I'm sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I'm having the last laugh. -Denise Richards

Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. -Dean Koontz

I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer. -Leonard Bernstein

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. -Oscar Wilde

I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed. -Ralph Ellison

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. -Booker T. Washington

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it. -James Baldwin

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

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. -Margaret Mead

The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it. -Joan Collins

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. -Andy Warhol

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about. -William Hazlitt

I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper. -Damon Runyon

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. -Anatole France

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

I'm going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you're not going to believe it. -George H. W. Bush

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. -Benjamin Disraeli

For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard – that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it. -Michelle Pfeiffer

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. -George Eliot

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. -Gilda Radner

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. -James Madison

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it. -Benjamin Franklin

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. -Robert A. Heinlein

We never repent of having eaten too little. -Thomas Jefferson

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. -Ogden Nash

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

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. -Woodrow Wilson

Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time… I think I’ve forgotten this before. -Steven Wright

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. -Colin Powell

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh. -Margaret Drabble

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. -Arthur Conan Doyle

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? -Lee Iacocca

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. -Aristotle

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist. -Russell Baker

Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger. -Chuck Tanner

I never slept when I lost. I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes. I'd see those base hits over and over and they would drive me crazy. -Robin Roberts

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal. -Pete Rose

I always hated my mole growing up. I even thought about having it removed. At the time I didn't do it because I thought it would hurt, and now I'm glad I didn't. -Niki Taylor

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious… and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting. -Thomas Huxley

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me. -Barbra Streisand

Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee. -David Frost

If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. -Estelle Getty

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. -Andre Maurois

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. -Jessamyn West

When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he's dead. -Judith Viorst

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger. -Agatha Christie

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time. -Dennis Miller

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further. -Rainer Maria Rilke

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. -Tony Robbins

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. -Jane Austen

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence. -Jean Baudrillard

We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. -Allan Bloom

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -John Burroughs

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it. -Leo Buscaglia

I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits. -John Locke

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion. -Benjamin Franklin

No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard. -Robert Frost

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. -Erich Fromm

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal. -Erich Fromm

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. -Henry Ford

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. -William Hazlitt

Books that have become classics – books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal – always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels. -Thomas Traherne

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. -Pierre Beaumarchais

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control. -Tom Landry

I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed. -Christopher Hampton

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it. -George Sand

Giving is true having. -Charles Spurgeon

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. -Norman Cousins

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as 'Soho' poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent. -Quentin Crisp

There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair. -Frank Howard Clark

I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday. -Noel Coward

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that. -Arthur Miller

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen… than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe. -Harriet Martineau

The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube. -Norman Mailer

It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself. -Hector Hugh Munro

The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax. -Thomas Dewar

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate. -Willem de Kooning

We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way. -Frank Moore Colby

My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes. -Michael Jordan

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. -Blaise Pascal

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. -Ross Perot

The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society. -Roy Hattersley

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

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

After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. -P. J. O'Rourke

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder. -Susan Sontag

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late. -Anne Edwards

Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent. This was the television era, not only in campaigning, but in holding the presidency. -Hugh Sidey

I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life. -Barbara McClintock

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. -David Letterman

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. -Edith Wharton

I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It's the one thing I don't want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me. -Nicole Kidman

To make a long story short, there's nothing like having a boss walk in. -Doris Lilly

I had to lie so much about sex, first when I was 15, because I wasn't supposed to be having it. And then when I got older, I lied to everybody I was having sex with, so I could have sex with other people. -Cybill Shepherd

If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream. -Barry Goldwater

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. -Benjamin Franklin

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. -Ambrose Bierce

A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it. -Trygve Lie

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. -Carl Sandburg

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world. -Deepak Chopra

There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them. -Jean Cocteau

Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex. -Marlo Thomas

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash. -Joan Rivers

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. -Paul Klee

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. -Aldous Huxley

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. -Ann Landers

When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children. -William Feather

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. -Abraham Lincoln

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice. -Horace Walpole

I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else. -Kurt Cobain

I believe in running through the rain and crashing into the person you love and having your lips bleed on each other. -Billy Bob Thornton

To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present. -Bo Bennett

The secret to having everything you want out of life is the realization that you really don't want most of the things you think you want. -Bo Bennett

Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes. -Barbara Boxer

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence. -Bill Nelson

We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack. -Bill Nelson

It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy. -Khaleda Zia

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. -Bryant H. McGill

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal. -Robert Byrd

It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past – or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely. -Ted Kulongoski

The security of the United States, which is so dependent on having accurate and timely intelligence, is not a Republican or a Democratic issue. -Saxby Chambliss

Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans – the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation. -Patty Murray

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. -James Madison

You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'. -Jennifer Aniston

I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad. -Michelle Branch

Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence. -Natalie Portman

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. -Hector Berlioz

I don't remember ever having finished a book. -Bridget Hall

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one. -Anthony Daniels

Analysts keep having to pick away at the scab that the patient tries to form between himself and the analyst to cover over his wounds. The analyst keeps the surface raw, so that the wound will heal properly. -Janet Malcolm

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo. -Nicole Appleton

It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers. -Gordon Moore

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

The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records. -Richard Branson

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. -Robert Kiyosaki

There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader. -Rudy Giuliani

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

The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth. -Stuart Wilde

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. -Suze Orman

I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'. -Ted Turner

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. -Wayne Dyer

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. -Zig Ziglar

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

I've gotten very good at scheduling my life, scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing, saving the energy, consuming the energy, knowing when to go for it and having the available reserves to be able to do that. You have to think about that, because it's endurance. -Tom Cruise

That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it. -Tom Hanks

I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn't sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever. -Vince Vaughn

All of a sudden I had a baby, because it went really quick. It was like, 'Oh! I have a baby!' So, it's great. I'm just having a great time with my children. They're here in New York with me. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

I'm so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations, having to say sentences that don't feel right. As an actor – or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it. -Franka Potente

Acting is very much like a child making believe. I'm not one to become a character, but I fall in love with the character. It's like having faith; you're going to be that person for a while. -Lusia Strus

There's a part of me that wants to be known and make a comfortable living but still be able to go grocery shopping. My overall idea of success is having people I want to work with want to work with me. -Lusia Strus

I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted. I can enjoy that today. Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven, without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something. -Thomas Kretschmann

We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it's a sad story, as if we didn't know it's a sad story. There isn't a single cool newsreader. -Tom Baker

The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive. -Jake Gyllenhaal

We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it's pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen. -Jake Gyllenhaal

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe. -Jack Reed

I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.' -John Cornyn

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate. -Russ Feingold

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. -Claude Monet

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. -Will Cuppy

I'm very leery of show business, having been in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Buzz is a dangerous thing that I've heard applied to a lot of people that I've since not heard of again. -Greg Kinnear

We deny and have always denied having the slightest link with al-Qaeda. -Aslan Maskhadov

I didn't plan on being a comedian. I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids, but I did all those things. -Rodney Carrington

The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine life possibly once having taken hold there. -Steven Squyres

Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. -Lawrence Kasdan

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. -George A. Sheehan

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. -Gene Roddenberry

There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them. -Anthony Edwards

A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy. -Abdoulaye Wade

There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age. -John Agyekum Kufuor

It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. -Pope John Paul II

So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning. -Conrad Veidt

I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments. -Daniel Radcliffe

Now I'm having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world's all-time great big bands, and performing with symphonies. I wouldn't trade it for anything. -Doc Severinsen

In a way, I'm like Will Rogers, never having met a man I really disliked. I'm not a vamp. I just like men. -Dorothy Stratten

I can't sit around having coffee. I have all these appointments, and a lot of my friends sit around having coffee talking about the jobs they didn't get. -Eva Marie Saint

You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people. -Frank Miller

I can't do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise. -Hayao Miyazaki

War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult. -Adrien Brody

I'm a vegetarian – I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better. -Bob Barker

I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can't do that when I know I've got to dance. -Michael Flatley

Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people. They're intelligent and tend to think about things a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans: sensible people I wouldn't mind having a drink with. -Peter Buck

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived. -Amy Grant

Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible. -A. J. McLean

I think what every skater dreams of is not only skating the best program they can possibly skate, but, y'know, having the crowd roar at the end, and it was just so loud I couldn't even hear my music. -Sarah Hughes

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

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days. -Alan Cranston

It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end. -Billy Idol

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word. -Charles Spurgeon

He who seeks for methods without having a definite problem in mind seeks in the most part in vain. -David Hilbert

If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven? -David Hilbert

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves. -Herbert A. Simon

I collect clothes – they keep building and building. I buy them instead of having them washed. -Juliette Lewis

Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built. -Fernando Pessoa

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

The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy. -Max Jacob

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was. -Neal Stephenson

Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight. -Neal Stephenson

The thing I'm having a hard time with are the Christians who will stab you in the back in a wink. -Reggie White

If I talk to a girl, it's assumed that I'm having a scene with her. If I don't, then it's assumed that I'm gay. -Shah Rukh Khan

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

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. -Willie Nelson

Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any. -Daisy Bates

He had a theory, Walt did, that the religious life, and all the agony that goes with it, is just something God sics on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world. -J. D. Salinger

The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth. -Joey Ramone

Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life. -Lionel Richie

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry! -Pat Sajak

Like having your own licence to print money. -Roy Thomson

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out. -Ellen Ochoa

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. -Billy Hughes

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

I don't have Steve. There is no having the Steve. -Cynthia Nixon

Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things. -bell hooks

It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. -bell hooks

I don't like the dislocation of being away for months at a time. It's not conducive to having a life. -Bob Mould

I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage. -Bede Griffiths

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

You can't tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme, something to say between the lines. -Robert Wise

For me, having come to study and understand some of the Bible and finally getting saved made a huge difference in me, because my wife was a big influence on that. I saw in her, when I first met her, a person's soul at peace with everything and everybody around her. -Randy Travis

Listen to the lyrics – we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife! -Buddy Guy

And the young people in the 1960's identified with it immediately, because, I guess the young people had been having years of repression really. They felt that the, you know, after the war everything was very austere, particularly in Europe. -George Martin

Development in this county is always going to be an issue. Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis, rather than each municipality left to its own devices, we will suffer from developers having the upper hand in suits and in front of zoning boards. -John Murray

I'd like to see an arrested growth of development. You can't stop it, but it's important we do something about the developers having the upper hand. -John Murray

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books. -John Dingell

I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze. -D. H. Lawrence

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. -D. H. Lawrence

A show is like having a climax. It's like having an incredible, natural climax. And then suddenly it's all finished, and you don't know what to do next. -Rod Stewart

I told my therapist I was having nightmares about nuclear explosions. He said don't worry it's not the end of the world. -Jay London

There is only one thing keeping us from having heaven on earth: we can't believe it! Why? Because we don't want to be wrong – so we'll be right and make it hell! -Patricia Sun

I'm doing lots of interviews and stuff. I'm longing for the days of getting up, not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio. -Stevie Nicks

Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it! -Ryan Seacrest

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

The trouble with having a place for everything is how often it gets filled up with everything else. -Don Fraser

The one thing that scares me the most is failing. It scares me that one day I won't be at this level. But while I'm here and while I'm having success early, I'm trying to do everything to stay on this level. -Terrell Davis

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is. -William Jay

Yeah, it's nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it. -Ron Perlman

Right now, I'm thinking in terms of just having a good band, man. Having a good act for the stage. Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings, and future tunes, that kind of stuff. -Dan Hicks

As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying. -David M. Brown

We have three cats. It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved. -Ron Reagan

The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it. Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence. We love our fans. -Steve Nash

The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me. -Steve Nash

To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard. -David Soul

I feel like I'm always having to justify why I haven't kept in touch with anyone from the old days in Stoke-on-Trent, but I'm like that with anybody. I don't let anybody in. I just rely on myself. -Robbie Williams

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer. -Brian Greene

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

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

Will you, my countrymen, the descendants of these men, warmed by their blood, inheriting their language, and having the principles for which they struggled confided to your care, allow them to be violated in your hands? -Joseph Howe

I got a kick out of having a big bankroll in my pocket. Even if I only made a couple hundred dollars, I'd always keep it in fives and tens so it'd look big. -Mickey Cohen

She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

It's about the pleasure of being in the mountains, traveling efficiently over the terrain, having that sense of dynamic motion which you don't get when you're on foot. -Michael Kennedy

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. -John Hughes

Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please. -Robert Chambers

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

I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win. -Matthew McConaughey

But now having seen him which is invisible I fear not what man can do unto me. -Anne Hutchinson

I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex. -Nicholas Sparks

For too many, to work means having less income. -Kim Campbell

I like finishing a movie and having this living, breathing thing. -Dean Cain

A good writer cannot avoid having social consciousness. I don't mean this about small pieces of writing, but about a big book. If it's a big book, there has to be more than one undertow. -Marguerite Young

What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now. -Kazuo Ishiguro

There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I think at times I appear to be miserable when I am not… I might be having quite a good thought at that moment, but it seems I look miserable. I am not. -Damon Hill

I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around. -Chuck Close

I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am. -Henry J. Kaiser

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. -Henry J. Kaiser

Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women's clothes are SO revealing – Ladies you have my respect. -Lou Diamond Phillips

Every man should be considered as having a right to the character which he deserves; that is, to be spoken of according to his actions. -James Mill

I just can't think how I would go on without children having lost Edith already… It's too upsetting for me to write about them. Naturally, I still hope, and wait, wait, wait. -Otto Frank

My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop. -Paul Gleason

I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren't meeting either. -Allan Sherman

Sure, the home-field is an advantage – but so is having a lot of talent. -Dan Marino

He who stands with his face to the East in the morning will have the sun before him. If he does not change his posture, the Earth in the meantime having changed its, he will have the sun no longer before him, but behind. -Daniel De Leon

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

I don't really think about having had a hard life. It was just my life, and it's all I knew. It made me who I am – all the good and bad – and it's where all of the songs on Here For The Party came from. I've lived them all. -Gretchen Wilson

That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids', is out of fashion but is right. It's not arguing parents that children don't like, it is having one parent. -Iain Duncan Smith

The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it. -Betty Cuthbert

I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice in America, and all of a sudden people are coming to their own realizations going, 'Joe down the street is gay and he's a great guy.' -Jason Priestley

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

An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his. -Daniel Morgan

It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas. -Edwin Land

I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn. -Herbie Hancock

Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live. -Isaac Rosenberg

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort. -Thomas Lynch

Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences. -Guy Burgess

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery. But I'm not sure which is more painful. -James Caan

There's a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain't got it. -James Caan

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? -Jules Verne

I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had. -Michael Connelly

Mmm, well that whole thing about having to look tough has never left Australia. -Robert Forster

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

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. -A. P. Herbert

Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other, but we're not that way. That's because of my parents, though, and having six kids in the family. -Ashley Olsen

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

Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money – it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. -David Duchovny

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State. -Heinrich Himmler

Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so. -Henry W. Kendall

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

You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples. -William Morris Hunt

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. -James Herriot

The one thing I missed was never having children. It just wasn't in the cards, I guess. -Jeanette MacDonald

Though I still have no semblance of a life outside of Nine Inch Nails at the moment, I realize my goals have gone from getting a record deal or selling another record to being a better person, more well-rounded, having friends, having a relationship with somebody. -Trent Reznor

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar – you pretend it's not there. -Daryl Hannah

Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care. -Dave Obey

I'll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends or something and people come up and ruin the dinner. -Holly Valance

It was my first scene. My first day. We could have started with me drinking a beer, something a little less than having Barbies touching each other. But they started with that. -Gisele Bundchen

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end – therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further. -Joan Chen

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents. -Joan Chen

I had never, ever drunk beer in high school, and by the time I got to Tech we were having these parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk. I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat… Insane! Insane! -Bob Livingston

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

I have never thought that the circumstance of God's having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself. -Charles Simeon

Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. -James Fenimore Cooper

Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. -Saint Augustine

Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain. -Dave Pelzer

Credit you give yourself is not worth having. -Irving Thalberg

The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience. -Muhammad Iqbal

And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything. -Pierre de Fermat

That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up. -Morrissey

But there's a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic. That's more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much. -Crispin Glover

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game. -Wilhelm Steinitz

I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game. -Wilhelm Steinitz

Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else. -Mos Def

Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. -Myrna Loy

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. -Victor Cherbuliez

I didn't want to stay in the Stones, and be stuck in a position having to play a music I didn't like anymore and that restricted me from doing all the others things I'm interested in because of time. -Bill Wyman

I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying. -James Galway

Look, if America – if being an American means anything, it means not having to lie under oath, not even for the president. -Linda Tripp

I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm. -Louis Farrakhan

Again, I think we have much greater diplomatic weight by having all of us sit on the same side of the table wanting the same thing, and putting it to the North Koreans. -Mitchell Reiss

And it has to do with having no inventory or stockpiles on the shelf, but items arrive as you need to build your product. What that means is that it's much more difficult to actually find stockpiles of already built weapons. -Mitchell Reiss

Nobody thought about having more money than you could ever spend. -Slick Rick

I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs. -William Weld

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck. -Eli Wallach

I lost a lot of territory I really enjoyed having, but there was no doubt I had to do it to help Democrats. -Albert Wynn

And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania, the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests, they contribute dramatically to the level of our tourism, dramatically. -Ed Rendell

And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits. -Ed Rendell

Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. -E. V. Lucas

I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them. -Fiona Shaw

They kept me in short pants as long as they could, until they were shaving the hair on my legs because it was beginning to photograph. -Jackie Cooper

They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up. -Jackie Cooper

Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are. -Jonathan Coe

I love talk and I love fishing. I'm having a ball. -Martin Milner

I've always liked the effect of having somebody in there who hadn't the faintest idea what was going on. -Derek Bailey

Make your having dinner out become The Event of the Night, instead of just the beginning. -John Walters

There are a lot of unseen elements to having a successful singing career. -Lesley Garrett

I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family. -Nastassja Kinski

Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle. -Nell Carter

I'll often rush out from Dark Shadows, having made a 5.30PM appointment, working for a couple of hours. -Thayer David

No, originally I thought that writing articles would keep me from having to see a psychiatrist, but I became even more depressed as a result. -Theo Van Gogh

I love to be in the position of not knowing what I'm gonna do, but having rehearsed all of those so when something happens with the others actors I go with whatever that is I'm getting. -Wayne Rogers

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother. -Derek Luke

To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better. -Richard Kiel

I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the need to keep having them. -Spalding Gray

I learned a lot from not having success, and realizing when you do have success, how hard it is to maintain it, and what you have to do to maintain it. -Randy Johnson

Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them. -Ellis Peters

I think my being such a nomad let me into acting. I was always having to create a new image whenever we moved. -Aidan Quinn

I can be stupid in my lyrics or say whatever I want without having to worry about anybody else's feeling or anybody being embarrassed by it or anything like that. -Justin Hayward

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to. -David Gallagher

It's not about me. It's about not having to be ashamed. -Gene Robinson

Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error: error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die. What effect was race having? What effect was poverty having? -George Ryan

I'm just working and having a good time and seeing what develops, which is so awesome, because you don't know what's going to happen, and I'm letting myself do that a lot more than I ever have. -Kathleen Hanna

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

I'd been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble. I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street, getting chased by people. It was horrible. -Gary Numan

I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies. -Virginia Madsen

Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money. -Christine McVie

I wasn't raised with money, so I had to get used to having it. I think I've adjusted to it pretty well. -Christine McVie

It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself. -Sam Mendes

There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work. -Sam Mendes

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

A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important. -Andrew Shue

We're thinking about printing the lyrics with the next record so that people can find their own meaning in them. But then they would start having a life of their own, and I think the Portishead music should stay a whole in which the lyrics come second, actually. -Beth Gibbons

I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage. -Dirk Benedict

I always want to know what's wrong with you, why you ain't smiling. That's just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time. -Wyclef Jean

I definitely felt that I was put at a very high place to be able to be a part of such a wonderful franchise in cinema history, so I was definitely very driven at doing a great job and having my body look the way it should and just being a part of the creative process. -Kristanna Loken

I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having. -Robbie Coltrane

It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific. -Robbie Coltrane

Ninety percent of people's nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out. -Robbie Coltrane

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without having to toe a party line. It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion, but I am not going to stop saying what I think. -Pauline Hanson

I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith. -Ryan Gosling

Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English. -David Attenborough

I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful, and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life. -Lars von Trier

It's weird. Prior to having my first record, Corey Hart was just my name. -Corey Hart

There's nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind. It gets stale that way. -Alex Van Halen

We're having a blast. Just four friends getting together. -Alex Van Halen

Are we having fun yet? -Bill Griffith

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well. Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date. -Cilla Black

Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that's what you do when you build a house. -Cynthia Weil

Part of my success was having a place to play as a kid. -Dante Hall

I was not prepared for the actual process itself; having to go to the shop and having some molds done. -David Naughton

It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes. -Dinah Sheridan

I'm having the time of my life and I'm glad people are enjoy it. -Douglas Wilson

I would like to be proud of having written some poems that will be remembered, but I will never know whether I will have any reason to be proud of that. -Peter Davison

Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience. -Richard Foreman

Most of my technical knowledge comes from having worked in the industrial video industry. -Richard King

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

I said during the course of the campaign I didn't like it and I don't like the idea of having an opponent's picture on your ads and it would be nice to see candidates sign a pledge like that. -Scott McCallum

When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off. -Vanna White

We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace, if for no other reasons than having all these live events and listening to our audience all the time. -Vince McMahon

The principal or highest part of the mountain having changed its direction to east and west, I ascended it in such manner as to leave its most elevated ranges to the south and travelled north west over a very rough and broken country generally covered with snow. -William Henry Ashley

I have never, ever, had an acting partnership that was a safe, as full, and as exciting as the one I had with Tony. I didn't want to go through life without having a chance to taste it again. -Genie Francis

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens. -Russell Simmons

Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions. -Scott Ian

Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen. -Sean Lennon

You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something that people would actually use. -Bram Cohen

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families. -John Baldacci

Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done – unable to play except from paper. -Mary Lou Williams

One way and another I was having a ball – playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family. -Mary Lou Williams

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

There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye. -Raymond E. Feist

Just think about the game. Think about playing great, having a great time. Helping my team win. -Deion Sanders

Real style is not having a program – it's how one behaves in a crisis. -Frank Auerbach

The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Just having hope ain't going to cut it. You've got to have hope, passion and skills. -Tim Reid

I love having time to prepare my lines and more time off. -Tom Welling

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

The networks found themselves having to compete for an increasingly Balkanized audience. -Roger Mudd

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl. -Sally Kirkland

India has the unique advantages of having the biggest domestic market and this should support IT companies. -Sanjay Kumar

I'm very comfortable in having a strong team. I'm very comfortable in sharing the limelight with the team. -Sanjay Kumar

Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics. -Sidney Altman

Getting through the nights is the toughest part. Being alone. Not having her there to talk to. -Stuart Appleby

We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that a man becomes a better man for having been a woman. -Sydney Pollack

I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder… I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success. -Tanya Tucker

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting. -Frank Langella

What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations. -Imran Khan

But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them. -Imran Khan

A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. -Isoroku Yamamoto

I think sleep's really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day. -Jena Malone

But all that having been said, you can't, in a city of a million people like Karbala, or 5 million like Baghdad, you can't be in all places at all times. -John Abizaid

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. -John Abizaid

As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda. -John Engler

I've been lucky. I've had this history of having an appeal to more than one type of audience. -Juice Newton

A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis, but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis. -Karen Duffy

I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital. -Karen Duffy

It takes having your golf peak four different times throughout the year. You have to like all four golf courses. You've got to be the best of that week for the four weeks. -Karrie Webb

When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year. We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record. We're having a new record out in the Spring. -Kathy Valentine

I'm not a rich man, and Greg Lake is certainly not. I don't know how he can survive. I don't know how he can be that suicidal. But having said that, I'd love to be there to help Greg. -Keith Emerson

More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people. -Garry Kasparov

The good thing about having this illness is that it allows me to be a little bit crazy. -Neil Cavuto

There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it… with you. -Neil Cavuto

I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens. -Laurell K. Hamilton

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. -James Cash Penney

The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That's all I did. I had no other social life. I don't want my life to be like that now. I've spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun. -Gary Kemp

And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future? -Jeff Gannon

We happened to be in the studio next door and I think Noel Redding came around and said, 'Do you fancy having a sing on this?' We just went and did it and it was great. -Roy Wood

I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us. -Roy Wood

So for me having that element of being able to be competitive wasn't a problem. I'm very competitive. I thought if I could skate first, acting would come second. I could say my lines and then go do what I was saying. You don't have to fake it, you're not really acting. -John Robinson

It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter and more restricted for a collaboration, strangely enough, from the beginning, we've actually been more confident that we could handle this. -Robert Asprin

April is tax month. If you are having trouble filing your taxes, then you should hire an accountant. They'll give you the same advice that they've given hundreds of corporations – taxes are for douche bags. -Ed Helms

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home. -Judy Holliday

It was relatively easy to write 'The Cave of Lost Souls', though, because it came to me one night in a dream. I remember waking up and having this idea for a complete story – from start to finish – in my head, so I jotted it down, then later began writing the thing. -Paul Kane

If Poindexter made a comment to me like that, it would have been in the context of once the authorized program is approved there would be no point in having any of these private benefactors any longer. -Robert M. Gates

The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming – the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content. -Stephen Wolfram

It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song. -Nick Cannon

To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father. -Nick Lachey

Everything I thought about acting and having a movie career has changed from what I thought when I started. -Rebecca De Mornay

I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability. -Ken Livingstone

David and his followers taught no new doctrines, in their dispersion or when they came to power, that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard. -Lord George Gordon

I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology, which we call cloning, without running the danger of actually having live human beings born. -David Baltimore

If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly validates was an indication of my manhood, maybe I'd do it, but it really means very little to me. We're mavericks over here, what can we say? -Mike Davidson

We're actually doing something scripted that's totally, you know, we kind of know what's going on, however, we're having to live life and death as the art. -Josh Holloway

It is not very practical in today's world when you tour all over the place having a big band. -Andy Summers

The reason Ronald Reagan gets slammed for having so badly exacerbated the problem of deficit spending is that he so plainly deserves it. -Daniel Keys Moran

I wore bulletproof vests, and my bodyguards had the option of having bulletproof vests – I bought five sets. -Ernst Zundel

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills? -Hugh Mackay

When you do a job like this you have to like having cold sweat on your back. -John Pomfret

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

So already, you go from not having a job and thinking you're going to get fired after the pilot, to knowing that you've got a guaranteed job for 4 years. -Michael Shanks

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. -Natan Sharansky

I'm definitely not ready to move into something else. I'm having so much fun. -Suzy Bogguss

I believe in having each device secured and monitoring each device, rather than just monitoring holistically on the network, and then responding in short enough time for damage control. -Kevin Mitnick

This play is truly a great invention, and we're having a great time doing it eight times a week. -Bill Irwin

Afraid no, I wasn't afraid but it was an unusual thing, it was an unusual feeling. It was an unusual atmosphere for me having grown up in this country and, and, and never seeing anything like that. -Ralph Boston

Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful. -Charles Vest

There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem… the project became classified. I couldn't work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance. -Gordon Gould

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months. -Graham Nelson

I really enjoy the consolation when I'm having to cut loose stuff I love, of saying 'Well, at least it will make it onto DVD.' There's a couple of scenes which I liked very much, but couldn't fit them into the film that are on there. -Jay Roach

Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes. -Jon Crosby

First National Bank laid off 1,000 people; where do they go? There are no jobs for them. So we are having serious economic problems in this country. We are in a real economic crisis. -Richard M. Daley

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy. -Richard V. Allen

I shave without using shaving cream. -Jerry Stiller

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. -Dean Koontz

I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month. -Dean Koontz

Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him. -Pontius Pilate

Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures. -Andy Goldsworthy

This is my second bass that Paul built me. There were some changes that were made. Sometimes I think of changes that could be made having to do with both the sound and the feel. It's definitely a beautiful instrument. -Mike Gordon

Each of us, having received several hundred dollars, we passed the time gloriously, spending our money freely – never thinking that our lives were risked gaining it. -Kit Carson

Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry, I have the really wonderful situation of having producers and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product. -Mike Johanns

Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won. -Peter Mayhew

Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things. -Steve Brown

It is an absolutely unique success of the church community to have introduced such an epoch-making change, in just a few years, without having a serious division. -Hans Kung

It was a nightmare having cameras in the house 10 hours a day for a month. -Kathy Griffin

It changed my life in a lot of ways – before I got that role I was just going from job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do. -Nicholas Lea

I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth. -Rick Moody

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more. -Rick Moody

Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science, the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that they need to do it is there. -Seth Lloyd

I got introduced to audiobooks because of having a baby. -Susie Bright

Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help – because they grew as they served. -Clayton M. Christensen

At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now. -David R. Brower

The heart and soul of network programming is series programming, the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house. -Dick Wolf

My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It's nice to do rehearsals. But it's with an audience that you get to love it! -Jeffrey Tambor

It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing. -Joshua Slocum

And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself. -Joshua Slocum

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own 'accuracy.' -Paul Watzlawick

I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right – and because it felt right and we were having fun – the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile. -Ray Conniff

This has resulted in more and more people becoming inner-directed and having as their only goal, getting as much as they can get out of the system and putting as little into it as possible. -Robert Teeter

I hate the idea of getting in a building that someone else has designed and having to do something to it yourself to sort of dress it up – it's like using presets in your tracks. -Sean Booth

The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music. -Zac Hanson

We're having a good time. That's what I did last year. If you can't have a good time, you might as well stay home. I feel real good. -Sterling Marlin

Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action – what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired – as opposed to the human experience of having done those things. -Story Musgrave

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe. -Al Lewis

You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work. -Alain Prost

In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime. -Doc Hastings

I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one. -Doc Hastings

I remember having an argument with Alan, I said the Queen's not just going to call the guy up and send him out to do it. And Alan says, well, how would a monarch give orders to her assassin. -Eddie Campbell

Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it's much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration. -Susan George

I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are. -Cathy Freeman

I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into. -Owen Hart

You know, having been an election monitor in countries across the world, I can tell you that we would never certify another country's election if it had as many flaws in place as we had in Florida. -Corrine Brown

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life. -David Amram

But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality – to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens. -Graeme Murphy

Of course, when I started my career, like anyone else who was 16 at the time, we were besotted by the rock-n-roll scene from America, and all I was interested in was having a career of my own. -Cliff Richard

I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home. -Daniel Johns

I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know. -Lara St. John

There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice, having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation, should want, or try, to be tempered. -Lara St. John

Most actors are insecure enough already without having a director who adds to that. -Marie Windsor

I'd also say having Jack's son Chris living with us from his 13th year on helped in raising Rick. -Marie Windsor

I didn't want the headache of having a publisher reviewing everything I wrote in advance. -Mark Millar

We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case, I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred to not having tent cities. -Mike Lowry

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished on our capacity to reach people, and on getting into the pattern of having no money and playing lots of shows. -Peter Garrett

That's one thing I find about having children – it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who've had children. -Rebecca Miller

I kept having chills. This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling. I was shaking all over. -Dick York

The point of our demographics is that we're not having as many children and the population is stagnant, if not declining. So without immigration, we're not going to have the population. -Susan Oliver

I think that I could see Darwin having a relationship with Asia. -Susan Oliver

It's a great view from here. I'm having the time of my life. -Michael P. Anderson

But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past. -Donna Rice

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

I like to protect children. I mean, there's nothing wrong with having adult programming for mature adults that can selectively decide what they want to watch and what they don't want to watch. -Burt Ward

Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle. -Mark Kelly

The decision for me was whether to have 'The Father' be a book that told a story – from the point of view of this speaker, the daughter – without, as in the earlier books, then having a section on something else and a section on something else. -Sharon Olds

I try to avoid a specific image. I seek to play as many different women as I can to avoid having a label put on me. -Blythe Danner

He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. -Saffron Burrows

Location work has its charms, and can seem glamorous on the outside, but I think living at home and having the stability of a home life once you've finished work is very underrated! -Saffron Burrows

One thing that took a while to really adjust to was, you do it for the the art, for the money, for being together and having a good time, but you do it for all those people out there who really care about the show. We are now talking about a show we did over 20 years ago. -Steve Kanaly

For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. -Tom Glazer

Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden. -Tom Glazer

It makes you more open, it gives you perspective, having a child. -Tracey Ullman

It's really interesting that whenever you do something that is so out of character, like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble. -Beth Henley

The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress. -Beth Henley

The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had. -David Rockefeller

Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature. -Edward Thorndike

So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly. -Fred Thompson

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone. -Gwen Stefani

The study also included the disturbing revelation that most of the troops who reported having mental health problems also reported that they did not seek or did not receive care for their problems. -John M. McHugh

With nearly all students leaving public high school having taken some vocational education, this bill continues to provide communities with the funding necessary to give students an edge on career training. -John M. McHugh

I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want. -Jon Fishman

I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War. -Larry David

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. -Marilu Henner

There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly. -Michael Isikoff

I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen. -Norman Wisdom

What I try to do is to go into a poem – and one writes them, of course, poem by poem – to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it's going to end up. -Paul Muldoon

Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years – because we were having such a good time. -Paul Muldoon

The answer was that in Burundi, having a clean bill of health has taken on a very particular meaning: unless and until you have paid for your hospital treatment, you simply can't leave, you are in effect a captive. -Rowan Williams

Above and beyond having the social life, to have a core group of people that you work with and spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing. -Shawn Ashmore

Playing a character who's dealing not only with a superpower but having a normal relationship is easy to associate with, because I feel that everyone has been through it. -Shawn Ashmore

It's all about having fun and smiling and shaking hands. -Tone Loc

I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way. -Robert Nozick

I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said, 'Well, no. They always had these angry looks on their faces. Who wouldn't look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him? -Al Roker

The voice over is a hat you put on right now as opposed to worrying about going through wardrobe, and having to look a certain way. You just got to let your voice do the talking for you. -Blair Underwood

Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn't hurt you. Still, you always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism, I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U. -Bryan Robson

All the stuff about being a drinking club, or having players who were not good enough, I treat as rubbish. -Bryan Robson

If they're traveling at the speed of light, their month is perhaps the equivalent of twenty of our years. So they're just buzzing around having a good old time, continuously looking. -Dwight Schultz

I love acting. When I'm acting I feel like I'm on vacation. I'm just having a wonderful time. The nightmare is just getting the work to happen. -Elizabeth Pena

It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed. -Fay Wray

The same practice was continued every evening through the whole course, and with the same success. Many individuals expressed their gratification at having discovered such simple means of relieving the tedium of a long discourse. -George Combe

For that story, I took as my subject a young woman whom I got to know over the course of a couple of visits. I never saw her having any health problems – but I knew she wanted to be married. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I didn't like having my picture taken. I was tall and had braces and felt ugly. -Kylie Bax

I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile. -Madeleine Stowe

I will never sign to a major record label again. If, by some mega fluke, a record of mine looked like it might break big, I'd try and do it via an indie or somehow license it. I'm not having my music owned by those corporate bastards again. -Malcolm Wilson

I like being 35, I like having a bit of money to spend on music and useless gadgets. The net is providing new ways to communicate and cooperate that just didn't exist in the 80s. -Malcolm Wilson

In this case they're doctors. But having passion for your work and to take risks in order to better human kind. That's a pretty big theme. It's pretty inspiring. -Mary Stuart Masterson

The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s. -Neil Tennant

In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah. -Anthony Kiedis

The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail? -Floyd Abrams

I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships. -Jennifer Beals

And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big. -Scott Hamilton

We assume that celebrities have it easy and so love to watch them having to endure a bit of hardship. -Shirley Jones

I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point. -Peabo Bryson

If you think of your life as a kind of computation, it's quite abundantly clear that there's not going to be a final answer and there won't be anything particularly wonderful about having the computation halt! -Rudy Rucker

I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice. -Russell Banks

Basically it's the core story. About a guy having an affair with the mother of the girl he falls in love with. -Buck Henry

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. -Christopher Columbus

The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track. -Edwin Moses

But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets. -Geraldine Ferraro

More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad. -James Levine

I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this. -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return. -Marvin Olasky

Even though people say Richard Harris and I have been having a great feud, it's not true. -Oliver Reed

We're having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz? -Ken Burns

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around. -Patrick Stewart

We need to start looking at having a way of managing the whole ecosystem, because you can't pick away at it piece by piece, you have to truly start being coordinated and managing our resources as a system. We haven't gotten to that point yet. -Ted Danson

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first. -Dawn French

I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers. -Jackie Collins

Usually, I don't want to sit down and listen to the director gas on about his movie. I just can't actually imagine myself sitting down and having that much to say. -Joel Coen

Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It's been very inspiring. It's like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting. -Melanie Chisholm

I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest! -Camille Claudel

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful. We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way. -Al Jarreau

I love singing – singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing – like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating. -Charlotte Church

The first one was quite cheap, but that was expensive for us. For my folks to buy on the Never Never. It was quite, you know, a rare object to have and I gained quite a lot of status by having this. -Eric Clapton

The programme has ended, something has finished, and he has a sense of something having finished its course, and then all of a sudden he turns away and this other thing has just finished its course, this other person. -Atom Egoyan

I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way. -Atom Egoyan

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden. They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult. Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do, but they're having mixed success at the job. -Bruce Sterling

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California. -Gray Davis

I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It's a waste of time. -Albert Finney

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments. -Bruce Babbitt

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress. -Bruce Babbitt

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. -Cameron Crowe

I was a little different. I still say I'm a little different, because success to me is not having the most money, or having the biggest car or the biggest house. -Herschel Walker

I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about. -Thabo Mbeki

You know what, the drummer is my manager. He's busy. And I'm busy. I don't need the dough, though. But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play. I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK, but it wasn't great. -Aimee Mann

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining. -Joni Mitchell

I have one piece of music, since 1997, and I don't see it having lyrics. Where does it go in this world? So I haven't recorded it. -Joni Mitchell

I think I'm a better actress for having friends and interests outside the theatre. I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time. -Penelope Keith

People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void, have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole. -Jennifer Connelly

My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind… maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters. -Sigourney Weaver

I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it. -Cicely Tyson

I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having. -Kiefer Sutherland

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food. -Erich von Stroheim

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something, the first encounter, not only with the public, with other musicians, with specialists, etc, was that they rejected it. -Karlheinz Stockhausen

Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided. -Leo Ornstein

But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation. -Vitruvius

I learned early on, having known the most handsome, successful, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, don't ever spend too much time looking in the mirror. -Robert Stack

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up. -Tina Turner

After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably, my master having a great affection for me. -William Lilly

The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. -Bjarne Stroustrup

The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That's a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that. -Adrian Smith

My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have. -Amy Tan

I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

They continued but six days under this course, having consumed the quantities that could be spared. -James Lind

If you take a lie and allow your desire for the truth, you'll end up with some truth – not fact, but something that gets you closer to the truth. That's what we want. When we go to a play, we need to be assured that the experience we're having. -Denis Johnson

I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world. -Laurel Clark

I feel so gratified about having finished college. I learned how to articulate myself. It gave me confidence more than anything. And also the ability to analyze the text. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Most people are interested in seeing 27-year-old women who are in movies somehow connected to sex. It's interesting to everyone. Especially little movies that are having trouble getting made, there's always sex. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Ten years ago, it was really difficult for a young actress to walk onto a set and disagree with the director and having that be OK and have a conversation about it and everyone be cool with it. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself. -Mark Wahlberg

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. -Rachel Corrie

I've always been very impatient. At age 10 I frankly found life boring, and I can remember age 9 having the awful thought, as it seems now looking back on it, A war! That should liven things up a bit! -Roger Bannister

There is something at work that's bigger than us. It's about having a trust in life and being at peace that things are happening the way they should. You do what you do as well as you can do it, and then you don't worry or agonize about the outcome. -Sherilyn Fenn

I just wanted to have fun for myself – I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions. -Tina Brown

The major material advantage, financial advantage from having a reserve currency is that between 200 and 300 billion dollar bills, that may be twenty, fifty, hundred dollar bills as well as ones, exist in the world – a lot of them in Russia as you all know I'm sure. -Robert C. Solomon

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism. -Wim Wenders

Man may be considered as having a twofold origin – natural, which is common and the same to all – patronymic, which belongs to the various families of which the whole human race is composed. -Adam Clarke

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another. -Adam Clarke

I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures. -Brian De Palma

As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning. -Dan O'Brien

There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits. -Dan O'Brien

What I truly miss the most is having sufficient time to do all the things that need to be done around the house and for our friends. -DeForest Kelley

We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them. -Dora Russell

These matters having been arranged, I had a temporary awning erected near the river, and was for three or four days busily employed writing an account of our journey for the Governor's information. -Charles Sturt

Whether I'm doing music or I'm walking down the street or I'm in a record store buying a record or I walk into a comic store and I'm buying comics or having a drink with my friends, it's the same me. -Glenn Danzig

Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time – a style – and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television. -Jim Henson

That's the object of going to a gym, having fun. -Joe Gold

It turned out to be exactly that, but more challenging emotionally. I looked at it in a more physical way, having to act in a chair and move around. But it really was more emotionally challenging. -Gregory Hines

Today, people tend to credit me with having the original idea and made the first circuits. -Jack Kilby

I don't know what women are attracted to. I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way. -Omar Sharif

They're definitely having their moment now because they know how to work the system, and I know I have to be that way, too, in order to succeed. But it's never been more frustrating for me. -Rose McGowan

I couldn't do it at all. I was never really good at it, but I can't imagine what it can be like as a fortunate person not having to deal with it. I mean, people of all ages, not just my age, 25, 35, all the way down the line. -Stockard Channing

With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying. -Wilt Chamberlain

I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight. -Wilt Chamberlain

One of the advantages of the book's having been out there for more than a quarter century is that there's been time for people to report back on what it's done for them. -Andrew Tobias

I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas. -Anne Stevenson

When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue. -Anthony Holden

I was very fortunate in having David Fincher, the director come to me. Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it. -Dwight Yoakam

I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities. -Larry Dixon

I had no allusions of radio success. I just loved being in studios. I was having fun and in that sense I now feel a lot like I did when I did that record. -Matthew Sweet

They said, 'If we put you in first class with Brian, will you do it?' So I flew after not having flown in eight years. If there's one person who doesn't like flying as much as me, it's Brian. -Matthew Sweet

I'm having this conversation with you now. I'm talking, but I'm thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I'm concentrating on what you're saying. So that means there's more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person's got you doing. -Ornette Coleman

It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression. -Ornette Coleman

To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say. -Ornette Coleman

All the other books ask, 'What's it like?' What was World War II like for the young kid at Normandy, or what is work like for a woman having a job for the first time in her life? What's it like to be black or white? -Studs Terkel

Then to have your baby playing at the school you played at and having him play well is a special treat. -Jerry Kramer

I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something, that makes things exciting – I am having fun with that stuff, but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute, that's what I trying to work toward. -Jim McKay

I thought that I was going to have to pay them to do what I wanted to do, that was how much fun I was having. You're 20 years old and you're hanging out with rock stars and going to fabulous parties, and then you talk about it! -Daisy Fuentes

You've got your Justins who have all the back flipping dancers and stuff, and then you've got Lemar, and he totally moves you without having to do all of that, and he's gorgeous. -Jamelia

Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society. -James Hillman

I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law who was the former Mr. France and a trainer. I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works. -Suzanne Somers

I'd like to see one person – just one – who would own up to having been a coward. -Edith Piaf

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. -Joel Osteen

I'd like to get out of here without having to talk to the producer. -Judith Rossner

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

I was able to get along with everybody. I really enjoyed all of those guys. They were unique in their own ways, and I think that's what made the sport fun. We had a great time laughing and having fun. -Lee Haney

I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life. -Martha Beck

The thing that reinforces my belief about that is having worked the last four years with the Safe Kids Campaign on a national basis. I am so amazed at what these little kids do in keeping their parents alerted to what they are there for. -C. Everett Koop

Reporters no longer ask for verification, thus they print charges no matter how outlandish they may seem, and once having done that, when the truth comes out, it's buried in the back page or never makes it on the air at all. -Dixie Lee Ray

I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it – well, it is dangerous – but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work. -Harold Brodkey

And when we used to play and fight in the streets in Brooklyn and I would get hurt or something, my mother would always come out and save me. So that sort of postponed the inevitable about getting a good beating, without having somebody to come and save you. -Sanford I. Weill

At the beginning, you are 20 and you can just imagine… don't get me wrong, but having money. Then you realise that it's not only about you and what you are doing but that you have to give back. -Thierry Henry

Not exclusively, but the bulk of our local economy should be covered by local currencies, which is more efficient than having global currencies which lose connection with reality in the markets, shops and communities of the people. -David Korten

While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun. -Shelley Berman

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up. -Shelley Berman

Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena. -Ivan Pavlov

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. -Todd Gitlin

I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed. -Carol Moseley Braun

Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you. -Christie Hefner

Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a… legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great. -Jordana Brewster

Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun. -Patricia Heaton

Most of my friends from college became dental hygienists or went into retail, a lot went into sales. They all started getting married and having kids and buying homes and I was still living like a college student. -Patricia Heaton

I didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but I had the seven best years of my career in this city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years later is pretty special to me. -Paul Coffey

I can understand in some sense, having played the character, how unimaginably frustrating it is for people to tell you that you can't love who you love, because you ain't going to change it, and so they have to get out of your way. -Piper Perabo

But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating. -Robert McChesney

But having said that, there's also a sea change in attitude towards media. -Robert McChesney

I'm really interested in having a studio one day and being a filmmaker. -Ryan Phillippe

I'm having a great time. It's like I'm on some ridiculous big roller coaster not knowing what's happening next, but just having a great time on the ride. -Samantha Mumba

And certainly don't get caught by the press having too much to drink, you now, that sort of thing. -Denis Thatcher

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate. -John Jay Hooker

I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony. -Danny Elfman

The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you're going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult. -Danny Elfman

Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album – but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things, even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations. -David Knopfler

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

On every movie I've done as a director, I look at the producers and having done it, I don't envy them, at all. -Griffin Dunne

But I remember feeling as a producer I felt like the guy who called the caterer and got the band; I had to work the party while everybody else was having a good time. -Griffin Dunne

But at the same time, never having final cut before, I really learned an interesting thing for any studio executive who is reading this: that if a director has final cut, it's actually easier and more interesting to listen to notes. -Griffin Dunne

But having said all of that, that still doesn't account for a lot of the increase in popularity which stems, I think, from Lincoln's personal characteristics. -David Herbert Donald

No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money, Plate, etc. lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer. -Dudley North

I'm sure Alex will be having to get the masseurs in to work on those legs. You feel tired when you're losing but when you are winning it gives you that bit of an edge. -Graham Roberts

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don't think having a famous father affected him much. -Kim Weston

I didn't want to travel. I didn't want to leave my family. I heard all these stories from Dad about not having Edward around when he was young, and I didn't want that to happen. -Kim Weston

That's not to say that some day I won't go outside again, but I'm having a great time working on this process. -Kim Weston

This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels. -Origen

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb. -Robert Casey

I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency, from fire, insurrection, or any thing else. -Thomas L. Smith

I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles, having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor, and found a job within a few days. -W. Richard Stevens

If you've experienced having control, you don't want to be moved to a subordinate position, if you have your druthers. -Julius Erving

I can't cut off an ear everyday. Do the Van Gogh here and the Mozart there. Anyway it's exhausting enough always having to check up on what one is really doing!. -Martin Kippenberger

It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control. -Camryn Manheim

In addition to having a good partnership with a good doctor, you have to do some of the work yourself. Go online, read about it, and find out what you can tolerate. -Teri Garr

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food. -Willie Aames

Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time. -Jerry Only

If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false. -M. H. Abrams

I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue. -Peter Brimelow

I'm dubious about having Social Security put into the stock market. I think that we have gotten very far away from the idea that there's something sacrosanct about retirement investments. -Ron Chernow

I think there is value in having practising scientists as leaders of research institutions. -Thomas R. Cech

Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day. -Armstrong Williams

Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school. -Daniel Greenberg

I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do. -Dawn Powell

I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice. -Debi Thomas

I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book. -George Murray

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me. -Paul Nurse

I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it. -Bernadette Peters

I'm always amazed when young women who are having babies want their husbands to watch the babies come out. I would never allow anything like that. -Jeanne Moreau

If one is reported as having set up camp overseas, it's as if one has made oneself unavailable. -Julian Sands

I don't remember having a crush on a boy when I was a girl. I don't even remember my first kiss. -Maureen O'Hara

It's the most prestigious dog show in the country. We love dogs, and we're having a blast out here. -Melissa Rivers

Not many people know what their parents sound like having sex. It was noisy. -Moon Unit Zappa

Films were never in my budget. Didn't occur to me till much later. I hoped for a long, good life, which I've had and I'm having as an actor. I didn't expect the rest. -Peter O'Toole

We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months. And I was having the time of my life. It could have been an archeological expedition, a military expedition. -Peter O'Toole

I don't really want to be doing high budget, where they've got cranes and everything. That just sounds boring, having to do the same thing over and over again. -Rider Strong

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. -Tom Cochrane

I'm just having a wonderful time. It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable with this material and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I did MacBeth. -F. Murray Abraham

In next five to 10 years I probably would have done my best work, but I was afraid of having another 10 or 15 years ahead of me and feeling stale, so this was an opportunity to reinvigorate myself. -Michael Ritchie

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else. -Timothy West

We think it will be shortly afterwards, but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand. -Henry L. Stimson

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased. -Ida B. Wells

Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing. -James Broughton

For me, there's a big difference between having a baby in your 20s and having a baby in your 40s. -Jane Kaczmarek

Well, I love having kids. But I have the advantage of having a lot of help, a real hands-on husband and small children whom I can easily manipulate. -Jane Kaczmarek

One of the greatest joys of tennis is having a nice volley and not really keeping score, not really looking at the lines, but just catching up with each other. -Jane Kaczmarek

One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address – 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small. -Jon Postel

It's really exciting and kind of special, especially having our own band. It's just completely different. -Nicole Appleton

Nothing beats having this beautiful child look at me and say mum. I get soppy all the time. -Nicole Appleton

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get. -Robert Sternberg

I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct. -Vivienne Westwood

But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing. -Vivienne Westwood

I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It's like having a mental workshop. -Jack Youngblood

It's hard either way, at home or on the bus, I think the hardest thing probably for me is going one second from being mom to right out on the stage and having to be that person too. It's hard to switch gears. -Lee Ann Womack

Well, probably having to be away from home. When I come back I kind of feel like there's a routine going on that I'm not a part of, so that can be difficult. -Lee Ann Womack

I've never… when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

I think about being married again, having a home and a wife. No one can ever be married too many times, and maybe if I keep trying I'll get it right one day. -Richard Pryor

I've got a lot of stamina and I enjoy people, so having lots of people around doesn't freak me out. -Shirley Manson

What I feel bad about is not having published very much in the last few years. -Ben Nicholson

One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better. -Brian Eno

You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity. -Patty Duke

It's just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I'm shooting, it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it. -David R. Ellis

We're talking to New Line. They've got a couple projects they're interested in me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM. There's a lot of available projects. -David R. Ellis

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion. -Eminem

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

I have always been a firm believer in the longstanding American principle of having the right to bear arms and I will remain committed to see that this freedom is not infringed upon, revoked, or limited in any way. -Jeff Miller

I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day. -Jodie Foster

I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them – and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it. -Jodie Foster

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting. -Jodie Foster

It actually was a complete departure having a woman playing M. I didn't realize at the time that it would be so noticed. -Judi Dench

Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was. -Judi Dench

I think that practising the law, particularly litigation, and particularly in Glasgow, has always been difficult enough without adding to it by having problems with professional colleagues or former colleagues. -Len G. Murray

So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things. Why should you have to cut anything? -Ted Nelson

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good way out of having to do anything else. -Alexis Korner

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something. -Benoit Mandelbrot

Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day. -Bess Truman

There's no magazine you open, unless its AARP, that shows a woman over the age of 45 in any other light, other than having to buy Depends or Viagra. -Doris Roberts

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos. -Gustav Mahler

I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn't go off with different people – I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having. -Jane Birkin

I came from dinner, went downtown with my friends, the elevator was down, I ran down the hall toward my room at 10 at night, having had two glasses of wine. -Jill Clayburgh

I don't theorize too much. I sort of let the experience sink in, and I have to discover what the character is by doing it, and having those thoughts that she's thinking. -Jill Clayburgh

Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child. -Layne Staley

It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change! -Thom Gunn

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board. -Birch Bayh

I guess some of today's programming has rubbed off on me because I find myself having to set time around for touring, putting that together and then setting time around for recording. -Bootsy Collins

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again. -Brandi Chastain

There's nothing like coming home here, having the day off or morning off and going surfing. In Orlando I don't know what I would do. -Corbin Bernsen

The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving. -Dalton Trumbo

I have wondered sometimes if there are not perhaps some disadvantages in having really blue blood in one's veins, like grandmamma and me. -Elinor Glyn

For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me. -Eric Bogosian

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career. -Eric Heiden

I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species – often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus – occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location. -Ernst Mayr

That was the biggest thrill, going over to these guy's houses and having them want me to practice with them and they would show me a lot of stuff, which was really advanced stuff to me at my age. -Freddie Hubbard

Well, my sister played trumpet. Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house, Fred? And my brother, he played piano. Everybody was playing some kind of music, so it was natural for me to get into it. -Freddie Hubbard

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before. -Fritz Sauckel

I like to be able to come and go as I please, and I don't really like having my face and name plastered around. I think it's a bit weird to have your name plastered on every page in a magazine, where in each case you're using a different piece of equipment. -Geddy Lee

Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch? -Gene Siskel

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

One of the advantages of not having a record contract is that you can make your own mistakes, you don't need somebody else to organize them for you. -Herbie Mann

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border. -Hu Shih

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse. -John Drinkwater

The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties. -John Foxe

You know, the interesting thing about having traveled around the country as much as I have, and I think it's sort of inadvertently what made me come out or at least begin doing things within the community and thinking more about that, was that I get to travel quite a bit. -Lesley Gore

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing her every day and having to help her, too. But you get on with it. What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that. -Lindsey Buckingham

You know, I was never totally thrilled with being a Fleetwood Mac member, but surprisingly, I was having such a good time reuniting with John, Mick, and Stevie. -Lindsey Buckingham

I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them. -Lucian Freud

Even now, my husband Jerry, our son Matthew and I live only five minutes away from my parents home, and my brothers live about ten minutes away. It's been great having such a supportive family. -Nancy Kerrigan

If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there – not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul. -Roger McGough

That's the danger of having too much success. You lose that magic, that feeling of not being in control, which I feel now, it's too controlled. -Stephen Dorff

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

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

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place. -Warren Farrell

I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway. -Ritchie Blackmore

Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do. -Siobhan Fahey

Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press. -Siobhan Fahey

I think the idea of having the show divided into two parts was that Tom Tom Club opened for Talking Heads in Europe, and it was the best we'd ever had as an opening act. -Tina Weymouth

We groove off of everything, any sort of live show. The inner dialogue you're having with yourself, between you and the music, is for me the search for God. -Tina Weymouth

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were. -Lena Horne

After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time. -Lena Horne

I just love having a buzz all the time, regardless of the consequences. -Mark Roberts

Coming back to Yes is like never having left. Even when I have not been in the band, I have always felt part of it. -Rick Wakeman

And we had the perhaps unfair advantage of not having to worry about what an audience was gonna think. We were in a vacuum. We were making little short films, really. -Rick Moranis

I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her. -Olympia Dukakis

But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives. -Michael Hutchence

We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States. -Majel Barrett

I'm going to take over on the Techno Comics so I'm going to be dealing in the children's merchandising type department. But that's just setting it up and having somebody run it. -Majel Barrett

When I think of Marilyn Monroe, and achieving her sound, I think of having a rather large bust. I think of her physically and I am just able to create her sound, because her physicality was so much to do with her sound. -Jane Horrocks

I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues – the blues background was my big inspiration. -Jackie DeShannon

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

Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes. -Camille Pissarro

I do not mind having written the song at all. I just wish that I had written it in a different key, as the high d is hard to play. I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people. -Chuck Mangione

First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai'i was a brilliant idea. -Dan Fouts

And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable. -Erskine Bowles

And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don't really tell the story; Progressive, Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown – it ends up being a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you. -Fred Frith

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger. -Gary Oldman

Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory. -Giraldus Cambrensis

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. -Harriet Tubman

As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise. -Ibrahim Rugova

Our government is ready to guarantee their investments for them, and then we will create tax incentives. We are interested in having all these things and with the privatization we also want to create more jobs and better conditions for the workers. -Ibrahim Rugova

All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times. -John Woolman

If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions. -Oliver Stone

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war. -Richard Cobden

Well, it's 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you're having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring. -Steven Soderbergh

And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest. -Thomas Keneally

Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements, having their source in our nervous system, that do not possess the character of conscious actions. -Wilhelm Wundt

Even when I'm writing plays I enjoy having company and mentally I think of that company as the company I'm writing for. -Wole Soyinka

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