Best Quotes About Interest

Nobody's interested in sweetness and light. -Hedda Hopper

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. -E. B. White

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes. -Gore Vidal

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. -Horace Walpole

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese. -David Riesman

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop. -Alfred Hitchcock

Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. -Josh Billings

The Soul is the voice of the body's interests. -George Santayana

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure? -Ernest Hemingway

I drink to make other people interesting. -George Jean Nathan

Make the important interesting. -James Fallows

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing. -Helen Keller

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than, for their own best interests, they should. -Michael Schudson

In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait. -Les Brown

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me. -Ambrose Bierce

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. -Agatha Christie

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. -George Santayana

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. -Lady Bird Johnson

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. -Henry David Thoreau

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students. -John Ciardi

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours. -Doug Larson

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. -Woodrow Wilson

The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. -Thomas Paine

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. -Desmond Tutu

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if…'; And then do it. -Duane Michals

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. -Irwin Corey

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs. -Marlene Dietrich

I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don't find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges. -William Albert Allard

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. -Ambrose Bierce

Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven't found your soul. -Geoffrey Fisher

I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker… but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table. -Michelle Pfeiffer

Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window – that is at once interesting. -Billy Wilder

Anything simple always interests me. -David Hockney

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. -Fran Lebowitz

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. -William Inge

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. -Arthur C. Clarke

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom… Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical. -Jim Morrison

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. -Gustave Flaubert

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

Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me. -Jimmy Breslin

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest. -Jimmy Breslin

There can be no assumption that today's majority is 'right' and the Amish and others like them are 'wrong.' A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different. -Warren E. Burger

However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. -Warren E. Burger

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

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest. -Agatha Christie

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly. -William Sloane Coffin

I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters. -Geoffrey Fisher

Biology has at least 50 more interesting years. -James D. Watson

The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have. -John Hay Whitney

The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty. -Thomas Griffith

My personality doesn't interest me. -Andrei A. Gromyko

What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time. -John Gunther

Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow. -Ralph W. Sockman

I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest. -Larry Speakes

Journalism's ultimate purpose is to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

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

The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people. -Hugh Hefner

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it. -Rose Kennedy

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it. -Henry Kissinger

I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting. -Roy Lichtenstein

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease. -Ashley Montagu

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds. -Henry Moore

All the flower children were as alike as a congress of accountants and about as interesting. -John Mortimer

I can understand that the whole world is interested in my wife Madonna. That's even why I married her. -Guy Ritchie

It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so. -Charles de Gaulle

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. -Albert Einstein

You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. -Maurice Sendak

You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems. -Pope John Paul II

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. -Richard M. Nixon

Statistics show that many people watch our show from the bedroom. and people you ask into your bedroom have to be more interesting than those you ask into your living room. I kid you not! -Jack Paar

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. -George Bernard Shaw

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. -Daniel Webster

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. -Arthur Schopenhauer

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art. -Anthony Burgess

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight. -Auguste Rodin

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. -Ray Stannard Baker

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -Don Marquis

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. -Dwight L. Moody

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. -Henri Frederic Amiel

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself. -Jim Rohn

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

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. -Max Eastman

It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. -Soren Kierkegaard

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. -W. Somerset Maugham

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show. -David Gerrold

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. -T. S. Eliot

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. -Joyce Brothers

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success. -Max Beerbohm

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. -Ethel Barrymore

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. -Bertrand Russell

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. -Susan Sontag

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. -Aldous Huxley

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

There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery. -Janet Erskine Stuart

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. -Fran Lebowitz

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself. -John Stuart Mill

An egotist is a person of low taste – more interested in himself than in me. -Ambrose Bierce

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody. -Eric Hoffer

This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money. -Agnetha Faltskog

I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. -Bette Davis

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party. -Joan Crawford

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy. -Lauren Bacall

No press conference announcing a last film. I'd just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not – like Sinatra – have to say: 'Well, I've thought it over and decided to come back.' -Sophia Loren

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

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist. -Queen Victoria

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. -Confucius

I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person. -Britney Spears

If I'm not interested in a woman, I'm straight-forward. Right after sex, I usually say, 'I can't do this anymore. Thanks for coming over!' -Vince Vaughn

It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are? -Jakob Dylan

I have no interest in sailing around the world. Not that there is any lack of requests for me to do so. -Edward Heath

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. -Bill Cosby

A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials. -Ronald Knox

I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting. -Ewan McGregor

I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest. -Anna Kournikova

I'm very uncomfortable with my body, and I'm not interested in people seeing it on screen. -Alicia Silverstone

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. -Drew Barrymore

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. -John Perry Barlow

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns. -George Gilder

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest – and not merely a response to U.S. criticism. -Paul Samuelson

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

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop. -Alfred Hitchcock

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences. -Madeleine Albright

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment. -Walt Disney

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests. -Marian Wright Edelman

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. -Duke Ellington

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. -Anna Julia Cooper

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. -Elbert Hubbard

I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs. -Madonna Ciccone

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill

The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. -William Dean Howells

Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested. -Tom Kite

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. -Walt Disney

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. -Tryon Edwards

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. -George Bernard Shaw

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war. -William McKinley

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. -Henry David Thoreau

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. -Carl Schurz

The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence – reverance for human life and the environment. -William Sloane Coffin

I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation. -James A. Michener

If God is watching us, we might as well be interesting. -Solomon Short

Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man. -Shana Alexander

It's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. -Margaret Thatcher

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government. -Bernard Baruch

When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget. -Henry F. Ashurst

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. -Peggy Noonan

I'm not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life. -Bruce Oldfield

Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life. -Donald Rumsfeld

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

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. -Adam Smith

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. -Charles M. Schulz

I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times. -Charles de Lint

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting. -Rose Macaulay

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. -John Russell

We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest. -Jules Renard

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it. -Simone Weil

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting. -James M. Barrie

Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights. -Whitey Herzog

Why is it there are so many nice guys interested in baseball? Not me, I was a real bastard when I played. -Burleigh Grimes

There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do. -Sandy Koufax

Hitting is the most important part of the game. It is where the big money is, where much of the status is, and the fan interest. -Ted Williams

I am not interested in medals or titles. I don't need them. I need the love of the public and I fight for it. -Olga Korbut

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die. -Pierre de Coubertin

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. -Henry Miller

All the best stories are but one story in reality – the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape. -A. C. Benson

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. -Arthur Schopenhauer

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. -Elliott Erwitt

I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new. -Ernst Haas

The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle. -Stanley Kubrick

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. -Ansel Adams

I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them. -Henry James

Normal love isn't interesting. I assure you that it's incredibly boring. -Roman Polanski

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going. -Christopher Morley

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred. -George Bancroft

It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation. -Hilaire Belloc

The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq. -Igor Ivanov

My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage. -Gerald R. Ford

I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people. -Harry Belafonte

Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil. -Gore Vidal

The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead. -William Butler Yeats

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories. -George Carlin

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. -Ludwig Bemelmans

I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are. -Sam Walton

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. -Virginia Woolf

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women? -Virginia Woolf

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

One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void. -Jean Rostand

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him. -Jean Rostand

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. -Henri Frederic Amiel

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. -W. H. Auden

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. -W. H. Auden

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. -Jane Austen

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration. -Matthew Arnold

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life. -Epicurus

An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. -Walter Bagehot

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

What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere – it is an art form in itself. -Anita Brookner

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living. -Arnold Bennett

I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting. -Milton Berle

Opinions have vested interests just as men have. -Samuel Butler

Nature… is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest. -Charles Baudelaire

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. -Napoleon Bonaparte

There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all. -Andre Gide

I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn. -Germaine Greer

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event. -Edward Gibbon

Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested – for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day. -Emma Goldman

Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices. -Remy de Gourmont

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum. -Wyndham Lewis

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found. -Jean de la Bruyere

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. -Anatole France

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information. -Benjamin Franklin

America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large. -E. M. Forster

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. -Thomas Jefferson

It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. -John Maynard Keynes

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope? -Immanuel Kant

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. -Katharine Hepburn

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around. -Katharine Hepburn

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. -Fran Lebowitz

Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. -Doris Lessing

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing. -Clifton Fadiman

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting. -Harry S Truman

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader! -William Makepeace Thackeray

The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present. -Ernest Dimnet

Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. -August Strindberg

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal. -George Santayana

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest. -Joseph A. Schumpeter

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. -Stendhal

You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can't tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans. -Dennis Kucinich

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. -Charles Caleb Colton

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end. -Charles Caleb Colton

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. -Henry James

The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. -James Madison

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. -H. L. Mencken

Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests. -C. Wright Mills

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. -Henry Miller

Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres. -Hector Hugh Munro

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

The individual – man as a man, man as a brain, if you like – interests me more than what he makes because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. -Marcel Duchamp

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself. -Georges Clemenceau

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits. -Greil Marcus

You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan. -Ian Mcewan

Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. -Mignon McLaughlin

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. -Earl Nightingale

Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don't talk too much. -Norman Vincent Peale

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create. -Pablo Picasso

I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that. -Katherine Anne Porter

It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week. -Ezra Pound

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests. -Ralph Nader

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. -William J. Clinton

No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back. -John Holt

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization. -G. M. Trevelyan

I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest. -George W. Bush

I didn't have any interest in traditional art. -Cindy Sherman

You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand. -Rosser Reeves

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. -Mae West

An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex. -Aldous Huxley

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.' -Daniel J. Boorstin

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense… I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash. -Anthony Hopkins

The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers. -Will Durant

The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any forum that would require me to stop talking for three hours. -Henry Kissinger

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health. -Gilbert Highet

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality – the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape. -Walter Bagehot

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. -Richard M. Nixon

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. -Charles Kettering

They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more. -Lauren Bacall

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. -Frank Moore Colby

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it – I would have made a terrible mother. -Katharine Hepburn

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. -Gore Vidal

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

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. -Thomas Mann

I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly. -Ty Cobb

It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll. -Harry Caray

When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. -Edward Steichen

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value. -Ferdinand Foch

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love. -Marc Chagall

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. -George Washington

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent. -Antoine Rivarol

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. -Theodore Roosevelt

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be. -John Maynard Keynes

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul. -J. G. Ballard

Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep. -Clifton Fadiman

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph – only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones. -Susan Sontag

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. -Oliver Goldsmith

A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig. -Claud Cockburn

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. -George Eliot

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. -Julia Child

If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. -Marianne Moore

I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. -Jim Morrison

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. -John Lennon

Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money. -Bo Bennett

Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do. -Bo Bennett

This country needs to get a backbone and stand up for its economic interest. -Byron Dorgan

When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety. -Byron Dorgan

I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here. -Bob Riley

I certainly believe that improving our intelligence is of important national interest. -Jeff Sessions

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office. -Barbara Boxer

Too often in Washington special interests urge us to fight one another just because we belong to different parties. It is time for this to stop and for Washington to focus on what needs to be done. -Ken Salazar

From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States. -Mel Martinez

Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests. -Elizabeth Dole

The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests. -Elizabeth Dole

Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly. -Chuck Hagel

Foreign policy will require a strategic agility that, whenever possible, gets ahead of problems, strengthens U.S. security and alliances, and promotes American interests and credibility. -Chuck Hagel

I believe our foreign assistance should be scrutinized, should be debated, and that we should strike the right balance, but in all cases the foreign assistance that we provide around the world should be used to further our national security interests. -John Sununu

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living. -Lamar Alexander

Our alliances and our credibility are crucial elements of our working capital in advancing America's interests in the world, and they have been eroded over the last four years. -Patrick Leahy

Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests. -John Bolton

The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests. -Charley Reese

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. -David Brooks

Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona – his struggles as a human being – that was interesting to me. -Ed Harris

Paris Hilton, that's very interesting what she did. I've never done that. I haven't really sort of ever got into that. As time passes, maybe I should record it and put it in a vault so that when I get a little old don't have the energy I can remember how life used to be. -Jeremy Irons

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful. -Leo Tolstoy

What a country calls its vital… interests are not things that help its people live, but things that help it make war. -Simone Weil

There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life. -Natalie Portman

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures – it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting. -Paul Rand

Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room. -Alan Coren

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests. -Andrew Johnson

Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is very much in the interest of this country. -Alan Greenspan

The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants. -Michael Dell

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. -Richard Branson

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. -Steve Jobs

Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette. -Bill Blass

I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting, but at the same time a little sad. -David Schwimmer

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue. -Alec Baldwin

A woman can laugh and cry in three seconds and it's not weird. But if a man does it, it's very disturbing. The way I'd describe it is like this: I have been allowed inside the house of womanhood, but I feel that they wouldn't let me in any of the interesting rooms. -Rob Schneider

I know what I like when I see it, but no way have I ever become interested in learning about it. -Timothy Spall

I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be? -Tony Goldwyn

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

In my experience with women that I've dated and my wife now, is you have to know what they care about. And even if you aren't a huge fan of it, you still have to have interest in it and it has to be genuine because women do it for men all the time. -Tim Meadows

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator. -Fulton Oursler

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies. -Christa McAuliffe

So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world, the big oil companies, the big energy companies who work so hard to rip us off. -Barbara Boxer

Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations. -Chuck Hagel

The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline. -Debbie Stabenow

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

I want all the interested parties to come together and develop a solution that provides additional water and helps the lower Arkansas River communities thrive again. -Ken Salazar

America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive. -Norm Coleman

I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt. -Tim Johnson

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead. -Norbert Wiener

Technique is of less interest than character and story. -William Friedkin

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior. -William Friedkin

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest. -Pindar

I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me. -Alex Trebek

You need to suffer to be interesting. -Alyson Hannigan

I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement. -Astrid Lindgren

I'm interested in astrology and astronomy. -Emm Gryner

I just don't think I'm that interesting. I don't think what I have to say is that interesting. To hear me go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I mean, who… cares? -James Gandolfini

I'm an actor… I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job. -James Gandolfini

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity. -Alain Badiou

Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document our own music and create our own thing, so the major labels were just always out of our picture, we're not interested. -Ian MacKaye

Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests. -Alain Badiou

Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well. -Nelly Furtado

I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds. -Nelly Furtado

I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy. -Robert Crumb

There's no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I'm in a position to run for mayor, then terrific. -Trevor Phillips

I don't know how many times I can sit there and talk about my character or my life. It's interesting to talk about experiences in the context of something you're doing for somebody else, and particularly if you can persuade others to join you in your support. -Wendie Malick

I used to be in the real estate business, and I have three areas of interest: Chickamauga Lock, Chickamauga Lock, and Chickamauga Lock. -Zach Wamp

When a project has an ample budget, I am interested now in using bigger units of materials. -Yoshio Taniguchi

We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese. -Matt Stone

All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar. -Grace Paley

I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me. -Albert Brooks

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran, when they forbid something, people become more interested. -Azar Nafisi

Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching. -Bridget Fonda

Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout. -Traian Basescu

You have to listen to adversaries and keep looking for that point beyond which it's against their interests to keep on disagreeing or fighting. -Cyrus Vance

I don't think a powerful man would be interesting unless he'd be nice, attractive, with or without the power. Men are interested in powerful men. Women are interested in terrific men! -Dorothy Stratten

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

It's good to have a manager who shares your interests, or goals. You can presumably trust a husband. I don't know if it's the best way to work. I really shouldn't discuss this. -Dorothy Stratten

I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff. -Gene Simmons

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

Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I'm interested in is making money. -Glenn Miller

Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in… you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you. -Gregory Peck

It's interesting because you feel on the one hand, we understand people from what the say, and in another sense, you'd think that you'd be able to convey more through dialogue. -Adrien Brody

I get a script and it's really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It's paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working. -Amanda Bynes

People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting. It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie. Before you make a statement about someone, get all the information and see everything before you make a judgment. -Amanda Bynes

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

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference. -Luis Figo

The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too. -Paul Allen

I never read reviews. I'm not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators. -Hayao Miyazaki

I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable. -Adam Baldwin

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage – which no previous society has ever believed. -Alain de Botton

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers. -Alain de Botton

I think that's what makes life interesting – the evolution of getting older, and it's kinda fascinating to me, the whole process. -Alexis Bledel

I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some. -Alexis Bledel

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

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed. -Andrew Greeley

I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves. -Annie Lennox

A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn't always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I'm interested in now, particularly at my age. -Annie Lennox

My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level where I can find a lot of interesting work, and I think I'm at that point now. The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition. -Benicio Del Toro

It's really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves. -Alan Cumming

I can still play this game at a high level; I've proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests. -Alonzo Mourning

I'd like to meet a lovely man who shares my interests. On the other hand, I possibly will not. It's part of the hand you're dealt. It's a challenge-and I'm not atypical. -Barbara Feldon

A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly, by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond. -Robert Jenkins

I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one! -Tyne Daly

I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can. -Charlie Kaufman

Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible. -Chris Cannon

Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can. -Chris Evert

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state. -Alan Dershowitz

I'd be interested in finding out if there is a light you walk into, and if you do meet people from your life and walk hand in hand with Jesus. I would hate for my death to be tragic: I'd like to be old when it happens. But hopefully a young death is unlikely. -Brian Molko

Every problem that is interesting is also soluble. -David Deutsch

We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us. -Emil Cioran

There are definitely people who are stuck in the '60s and there are definitely people who think I am and it's just not true. I was performing for a long time before the '60s and I'll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come. -Petula Clark

So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it. -Catie Curtis

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless – it's oppression. -Amir Butler

Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun. -Grover Norquist

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it! -Jamie Oliver

My only interest in women's clothes is what's underneath them. -Lynda Carter

Anyone who's a great kisser I'm always interested in. -Cher

I am very interested in the Universe – I am specialising in the Universe and all that surrounds it. -Peter Cook

I'm always looking for a low-budget script with an interesting character to play. -Walter Koenig

Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting. -William Randolph

When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest. -Alonzo Mourning

I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more. -Kirk Hammett

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others. -Morton Feldman

This circuit is interesting because it has inclines and declines. Not just up, but down as well. -Murray Walker

Acknowledge that a more closely integrated Europe is no longer an unqualified American interest. -Richard Perle

I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera. -Robert Ashley

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions. -Sai Baba

A man who limits his interests, limits his life. -Vincent Price

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised. -John C. Calhoun

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. -John C. Calhoun

Reality doesn't interest me. -Leni Riefenstahl

Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They're generally smarter and more interesting, but they're often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out. -Liev Schreiber

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think. -Randy Newman

There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein. -Leon Theremin

I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too. -Paul Walker

I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at each other. -Al Oerter

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. -Robert Herrick

In serial music, the series itself is seldom audible… What I'm interested in is a compositional process and a sounding music that are one in the same thing. -Steve Reich

I discovered that the most interesting music of all was made by simply lining the loops in unison, and letting them slowly shift out of phase with other. -Steve Reich

At dinner parties I sit below the salt now. There are a lot of interesting people there. -Donald T. Regan

I'm such a girl for the living room. I really like to stay in my nest and not move. I travel in my mind, and that that's a rigorous state of journeying for me. My body isn't that interested in moving from place to place. -bell hooks

I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy. -Bob Lilly

When I'm winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people's eyes, it made it all the more interesting! -Bob Mould

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering? -Andrea Corr

Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies – I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in. -Andy Garcia

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre. -Andy Garcia

We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother. -Ben Elton

You see, I was told stories, we were all told stories as kids in Nigeria. We had to tell stories that would keep one another interested, and you weren't allowed to tell stories that everybody else knew. You had to dream up new ones. -Ben Okri

If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing. -Bill Dixon

I taught myself to play the piano. I've always been able to play, the minute I could get my hands up. I've always wanted to play the piano. It's the only instrument I've ever really liked, and it's the only one that's ever interested me. -Jerry Hunt

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

Reality is a dirty word for me, I know it isn't for most people, but I am not interested. There's too much of it about. -Ken Russell

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot. -Dan Brown

Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it's like to write. I'm interested in the creative process. I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us. -Eric Brown

Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they're so big, they need big sales really so they're not really interested. -Jack Bruce

These days, it's really been uninteresting except when disasters occur. -James Van Allen

And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically. -Peter Gay

What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism. -Peter Gay

From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it. -Reynolds Price

Well, the years from 10 to 20, when your body, mind and everything is like changing every five minutes, can be pretty torturing. And most of the interesting characters, I think, are somewhat tortured or torturous. I'm 20 now, so I'm only just an adult. -Anna Paquin

I like characters with problems. I like to understand them… To play alcoholics, fetishists, strange girls, you have to dig deep within yourself. It's 'elsewhere' that interests me. -Marie Trintignant

Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest. -Paul J. Meyer

It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about. -Richard Ford

We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there really wasn't enough new material in the movie to make a new record that I thought was interesting. -Roger Waters

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there's so much – and I don't mean monetarily and I don't mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! -Susan Powter

I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass. -Don Ellis

I think there is great interest amongst the younger people in this music. I think that there is a lot of them that are looking for interesting situations and music that is stimulating. -Dave Holland

You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you. -Charles Mengel Allen

I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things. -Christopher Guest

I'm first and foremost interested in the story, the characters. -David Lean

I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another. -Sam Raimi

To say that only those businesses affected with a public interest may be regulated is but another way of stating that all those businesses which may be regulated are affected with a public interest. -Harlan Stone

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. -Robert Martin

I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck. -Ron Perlman

I will not do a role that I don't think I can do, that I'm not interested in, where there's no humanity, that doesn't have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I'll just stink the joint up. -Ron Perlman

I was always looking to record, but how much I actually pursued it was another thing. The major labels weren't that interested in me, and the smaller labels didn't have any money to do anything. -Dan Hicks

You can always improve on something, the technology is different today, but I would leave it well alone. If there was something that was incomplete, that might be interesting… because I do that on my website. -Dave Davies

The reason I got into acting was not to explore myself. I was a reader, I didn't care about acting. I got into it in college, but I had no interest really in that, in getting up in front of anybody. -Campbell Scott

I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It's a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don't know if I could live there all year. It's such an intense place. -Campbell Scott

There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it. -Thomas Foran

I'm interested in the impact my movies have on people and how it affects them, and what they like and what they don't like – and what they take away from it. What leaves an impression, you know? -Thomas Jane

I'm interested in people that don't always do the right thing, its much more akin to what I know about life. -Thomas Jane

I want to build a studio in my backyard. The interest rates are low now, so who knows. -Paul Taylor

I would recommend it to everybody, every now and again you just put a dress on, see what it feels like, because it's, its interesting. A whole complex series of thoughts and feelings assail you as you look at yourself. -Tom Wilkinson

For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds. -David Cassidy

There's more depth to Lionel. What I am finding so interesting about playing him is there's all these different layers. I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being. -John Glover

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

I don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive. -Luis Miguel

I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties. -Peter MacKay

We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me. -Robert Carlyle

Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting. -Robert Carlyle

The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said. -Robert Carlyle

The darker the character, the more interesting. -Robert Carlyle

I'm not interested in becoming a bigger star, I'm not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world. I'm doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life. -Seth Green

If it's not some daring, dangerous affair, it's just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people – a famous American iconic couple – who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine. -Shelley Long

One of the aspects of form that I have been very interested in is stasis – the concept of form which is not so directional in time, not so much climactic form, but rather form which allows time, to stand still. -La Monte Young

The flight was extremely normal… for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting. -Pete Conrad

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith. -Ethan Allen

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value. -Irving Fisher

This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it. -John Dalton

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money. -John McCarthy

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

I find it interesting that many of the people who want to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries where abundant and affordable energy is readily available. -Lee R. Raymond

That was one of the things that interested me about the character. He doesn't want to be a hero, and has no real desire to save the earth or discover aliens. He's sniffing around looking to see what will fall in his lap. -Orlando Jones

Belly was not a bad movie. It was visually very interesting. -Orlando Jones

It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it. -Archibald Alexander

I was interested in science before I even knew what science was. -George E. Brown, Jr.

I have always felt that public, commercial and community organisations should be as open as possible about their affairs. They need to be accountable to their owners, their customers, their members and communities and other interest groups. -Laisenia Qarase

It's always been an ebb and flow of interest and energy. -Michael Kennedy

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

Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe – that all they're interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they're interested in learning something. -David James Elliott

I'm not going to rule out running for a second term. But, I think you have to be psychologically prepared to walk away from the job after four years. It's the only way that you cannot be influenced by those special interests. -Dick Murphy

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections, you are never going to remove the power of wealthy interests over elected officials. -Dick Murphy

My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out. -Dick Murphy

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

I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show once. It was a really slow news day for Oprah, and there were several of us on 'cause none of us was sufficiently interesting by his or herself. -Robert B. Parker

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults. -Melanie Klein

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country. -Noah Webster

The camera does not like acting. The camera is only interested in filming behaviour. So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out, while standing on your head! -Ben Kingsley

I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would! -Bruce Dickinson

A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded. -Bruce Dickinson

Very interesting for an old duffer like me to try his hand at something new. If I don't do that once in a while, I might just turn into a fossil, you know! -Norman Rockwell

Until they come up with an independent woman who's on an adventure of her own, I don't think I'm interested. -Michelle Rodriguez

The plan was that I was going to retire and take a job with the American Federation, but Nottingham Forest offered me a contract and there was interest from West Ham and another Premiership club. -Richard Gough

I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America, but I have been pleased with my form, and the interest I have received has been good for my ego. I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really looking forward to the season starting now. -Richard Gough

The book was at a reasonably high position on the New York Times… before I was in the country. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if my presence here would push it up or down. -Kazuo Ishiguro

As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened. -Kazuo Ishiguro

There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter? -Kazuo Ishiguro

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

I am really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head. -Tucker Carlson

Unless you know a lot more about something than I do, I am not really that interested. I have too much information already. -Tucker Carlson

Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort. -Said Musa

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

The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state. -William Scranton

The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago. -E. O. Wilson

If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground. -Lisa Marie Presley

I'm just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy. -Lisa Marie Presley

I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don't have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be. -John Stamos

I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for. -Al Alvarez

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth. -Albion W. Small

I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results. -Bill Rodgers

An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a part of its members. -Friedrich List

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure. -George Pierce Baker

I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things. -Herbie Hancock

You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment. -Herbie Hancock

As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains. -John Moody

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property. -John Moody

My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views. -Stephen Harper

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history. -Thomas Lynch

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

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange. -William Petty

The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper… no one cared what he believed about its origin. -William Robertson Smith

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications. -Gary Becker

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it. -Guy Burgess

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life. -Henry Walter Bates

I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good. -Lamar Hunt

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

What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance. -Michael Connelly

The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed. -Richard Helms

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. -Chanakya

The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest. -Edmund Waller

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. -Edsger Dijkstra

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice – and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree! -Harold H. Greene

I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem. -Jim Brown

When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society. -Bryan Brown

A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. -Frederick W. Smith

I'm not really a political satirist. I don't kid myself. I'm more interested in doing the mannerisms and the personality. -Rich Little

The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist. -Friedrich Engels

My wife and I are a team, and it's good for my work because I'm interested in working from a stable base. -Tom Sizemore

I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a special interest group of journalists that support me. -Vincent Gallo

No, I am not interested in women or sex or anything. -Jonny Greenwood

Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in. -Daryl Hannah

If you've been told all your life that you're good-looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby – or even have depth. -Brittany Daniel

I've been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media. -David Brock

Now I am an old hag, I get to play much more interesting characters. -Joan Greenwood

It's a surer way to a woman's heart to be interested in what she's thinking than what she's wearing or not wearing. -Tina Louise

For a deeper interest in the Moon than I ever felt before. -Warren De la Rue

It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me. -Cecilia Bartoli

I'm very interested in charities. I help a lot of different charities. -Gisele Bundchen

Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored – not used as a vehicle – the results can be really interesting. -Marisa Tomei

I've always been interested in a lot of things, and a lot of things at the same time, and I always tried to explain them to myself. I ask a lot of questions. -Jared Diamond

I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book… and I began putting more work into environmental history. -Jared Diamond

I'm more interested in writing than in performing. -Frank McCourt

The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher. -Frank McCourt

If we did go into a recession, something that's always possible for the U.S. or Europe, we could lower interest rates and expand the money supply without worrying about the price of gold. -Jeffrey Sachs

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. -Grover Cleveland

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family was not nationally known as being a literary family, though my mother and my mother's side of the family in general were interested in literature. -Kenneth Koch

I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world. -Kenneth Koch

Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost. -Kenneth Koch

It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in. -Anne Dudley

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now. -Anne Dudley

I find the selectivity of erotic love – the choice of this man or this woman – much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way. -Mortimer Adler

In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me. -Burton Richter

You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you're really interested in it. -Cecil Taylor

I don't believe in careers. I believe in work. I'm not interested in some 'big picture that would be really good for me'. -Debra Winger

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world. -James Fenimore Cooper

People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical. -Keith Haring

Kung fu and soccer are the two things that I was most interested in as a child. -Stephen Chow

I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry. -Muhammad Iqbal

Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity. -Muhammad Iqbal

I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam. -Muhammad Iqbal

I'm an inventor. I became interested in long-term trends because an invention has to make sense in the world in which it is finished, not the world in which it is started. -Ray Kurzweil

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed. -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

I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection of what is considered the right thing by this culture. Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting. -Crispin Glover

It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests. -Samuel Gompers

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc. -Bruno Bauer

The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor. -Tom Courtenay

My interest lies in my self-expression – what's inside of me – not what I'm in. -John Turturro

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives – and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. -James Van Der Beek

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 have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography. -Bill Wyman

The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries. -Omar Bongo

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. -Louis Farrakhan

I have no doubt I was someone very interesting in a past life. -Patricia Velasquez

I enjoyed working as a model a lot as it let me travel and I got to do some really interesting projects. -Patricia Velasquez

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

My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity. -Yahoo Serious

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

But I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence. -Damien Hirst

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

Also, an area that interests me – and it will probably take years to state what I mean – is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th. -Fiona Shaw

As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don't think it really replaces the other. -George Crumb

I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures. -George Crumb

Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche. -George Crumb

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

It's only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn't seem to appeal very widely. -Jonathan Coe

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

I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do. -Billy Higgins

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free. -John Walters

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

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do. -Nastassja Kinski

So I like that sound, but I am not interested in being retro. -Stephan Jenkins

I liked Latin, I like languages, I liked all the myths, and the Roman tales that we were required to translate in Latin, and all these interesting people who were never quite what they thought they would be or seemed to be. -Suzanne Farrell

I am much more interested in the process than results. -Ted Allen

I'll talk about these things, but it's just, you know, you only get so much time and I'm much more interested in what I'm going to be doing next year than in something I did 10 years ago. -Walter Hill

A lot of the interesting issues and dynamics within a city occur over things such as socio-economic issues or ethnic issues. But they require a much more elaborate model of human behavior. -Will Wright

We have spent quite a bit of time considering a good space game, and I can't really say anything at this point, but we are definitely still interested in that area. -Will Wright

The Sims is kind of an interesting case because we had all these expansion packs. We were able to incrementally add on and explore without invading the core dynamic or the core game play. -Will Wright

I'm not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person. -Michelle Wie

I don't know what happens if they get bin Laden. I'm much more interested in what happens if they don't get bin Laden. -Robert Fisk

I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing. -Eric Stoltz

In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests. It offers a stance that is defensive, cowardly and likely to be ineffective. -Stanley Fish

I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich. -Vivian Campbell

My number one goal was not getting 'A's' – and I proved it. I was a 'C' student. You have to be ready to learn. If you're not interesting in learning, it doesn't work. As I grew older and wanted to learn and desperately wanted inside information, learning was a lot easier. -Brian Lamb

It's wrong to put the drug lobby's interests ahead of older Americans. -John B. Larson

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest. -Theodor W. Adorno

I guess after you've been doing something for 20 plus years, you have to work to stay interested. -Bruce Hornsby

It's phenomenally important to me that, if I'm going to be spending years on a project, I need to be interested in the whole thing. I'm not there to be on my own. And if I'm going to be with these people, I'd best be interested in their work. -Mary McDonnell

I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table. -Paul Auster

You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one. -Paul Auster

I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music. -Peter Gabriel

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

I wasn't really interested in doing television. I don't have that much ambition. My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me. -Meg Tilly

Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion. -Meg Tilly

I… had guys on the set who didn't like me… they weren't interested in the cold character. -Catherine Keener

Season number seven! It's been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could… and we did! We're terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think. -Roma Downey

What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives. -Tracy Kidder

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people. -Dirk Benedict

I really had little interest in becoming famous. When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star. -Edgar Winter

I hadn't realized the number of people that are still interested in listening to what I am doing, people I would never know about if not for being online. -Edgar Winter

We have one of the highest interest rates in the world, and we owe more money per capita than any other country. All we need is a nail hole in the bottom of the boat and we're sunk. -Pauline Hanson

We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons, including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and a controlling interest to British Airways. -Pauline Hanson

The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business. -Pauline Hanson

I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you. -Ryan Gosling

I think it's more interesting to see people who don't feel appropriately. I relate to that, because sometimes I don't feel anything at all for things I'm supposed to, and other times I feel too much. It's not always like it is in the movies. -Ryan Gosling

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

For me, I sort of felt like it was kind of a fairytale… but an interesting one. I don't know of anybody who has had a romance quite like this, but I certainly know people who have stuck it out. -Ryan Gosling

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. -David Attenborough

It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it. -David Attenborough

It was clear that the special interest groups in California really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country, because that was where the racial tension was the greatest. -Iris Chang

After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book. -Iris Chang

I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms. -Henry Flynt

Eighty percent of our life is emotion, and only 20 percent is intellect. I am much more interested in how you feel than how you think. I can change how you think, but how you feel is something deeper and stronger, and it's something that's inside you. -Frank Luntz

Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work. -Lars von Trier

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted. -Mario Batali

I was interested in implements of mass destruction – from an academic point of view. -Dan Farmer

Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested. -David Steinberg

It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose. -Dominic West

I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen. -Edward Forbes

One minute we're over here, the next minute we're doing something completely different. But it's interesting because you are producing so many things you couldn't do with analog. -Les Paul

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

I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way. -Alex Winter

I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans – the original Americans. -Beau Bridges

The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones. -Bill Forsyth

I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I'm most interested in making new music with Yes. -Billy Sherwood

I'd always had an interest in physiotherapy and psychology. -Bob Paisley

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have. -Bobby Scott

The destinies of the two races in this country are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be planted under the sanction of law. -Bobby Scott

I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested. -David Naughton

Comedies are something I'd be very interesting in doing. -David Naughton

Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn't a really challenging part for me. I'm not critical of the film: I just don't think I gave a very interesting performance. -David Thewlis

I think most organizations have an interest in key recovery, at least with respect to stored data. -Dorothy Denning

With those people, I'm very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests. -Dorothy Denning

There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization. -Ernest Mandel

All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language. -Richard Foreman

This indication of audience interest is good for all horror movie makers at any budget level. -Richard King

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested. -Richard Marx

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about. -Richard Marx

Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums. -Rick Allen

They don't have the edge that I need. I'm not interested in reliving 1988. -Sebastian Bach

I mean those people who are interested in good government will certainly contribute in order to make certain there's some counter-balance to those whose interests in good government is less. -Stephen Breyer

Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law. -Sue Kelly

Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual. -Sue Kelly

I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy by protecting the unique interests of small and medium size family farms so that they can continue to operate. -Sue Kelly

I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport – and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested. -Fernando Alonso

Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest. -Rowan Williams

The fact that biological, or 'natural' rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art. -Steven Levy

I think that most people who write about music just want to fill some paper. They're not really interested in getting to the heart of something. Otherwise, they wouldn't write what they write. -Tim Gane

In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once. -William M. Daley

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest. -Abu Bakr

He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest. -Abu Bakr

For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet. -Jermaine Jackson

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy. -John Baldacci

The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free. -Kim Il-sung

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

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future. -Maurice Ashley

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest – find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering. -Tim Cahill

Our purpose, as we face these challenges, remains clear – fair and orderly markets that allow for efficient capital formation, while protecting the interests of investors. -Arthur Levitt

Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology. -Arthur Levitt

I think we have got to start thinking about banding together in terms of interested groups. -Arthur Levitt

We always see the innocent victims in the stories, and I am a little bored with that. I am much more interested in the price paid by the people who can fly. -Bill Williams

One of the things that I have learned since trying to bring in an interesting story in under 28 pages is that we already agree on great chunks of typical superhero stories. -Bill Williams

I'm just not political. I have opinions, but there's nothing about the process that has ever interested me. I'm 22, and this is the first interview I've ever done in my life. -Jenna Bush

A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything. -Eric San

An interesting thing happened in 1989, right as I was graduating: the stock market crashed and really changed the landscape of the art world in New York. It made the kind of work I was doing interesting to galleries that wouldn't have normally been interested in it. -Matthew Barney

'Jackass: The Movie' is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body. -Matthew Barney

I think that what I'm interested with is the creative side of music-making, rather than all the travelling. -Michael Giles

I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot. -James Spader

It's amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I'm a nobody and the people I'm writing about are nobodies. -Jessica Cutler

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

Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history. -Peter Warlock

I want to do a little bit of everything. I love sci-fi. I think it's more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I'm very interested in futuristic stuff, anything. -Sabrina Lloyd

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles… its commercial values will be limited. -Elisha Gray

I don't think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do. That's all right. I've never looked for a job in my life, and I'm not going to start now. I have plenty to keep me busy. -Mercedes McCambridge

These meetings all have excited great attention, and have been of an exceedingly interesting character. -Lewis Tappan

I've just been more interested in doing film right now and I don't want to go away from my family for six months, which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway. -Mark Ruffalo

I didn't really have any interest in producing anything. -Mark Ruffalo

My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that. -Nina Blackwood

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials, with the historic preservation people, with the tribe, the local community, the port of Port Angeles, and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest. -Norm Dicks

I'm not an historian but I can get interested – obsessively interested – with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. -Penelope Lively

There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history. -Penelope Lively

It was a combination of an intense interest in children's literature, which I've always had, and the feeling that I'd just have a go and see if I could do it. -Penelope Lively

I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement. -Penelope Lively

I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy. -Richard Linklater

The worst thing is that you used to be able to show interesting films on campuses. Those places are all gone. -Richard Linklater

Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times. -Richard Linklater

I think this, I think basically I'm not interested in people following my work or making work like my work. -Richard Serra

But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be. -Richard Serra

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another. -Ruben Blades

In those days the big U.S. labels didn't have any particular interest in the Latin market. -Ruben Blades

I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don't have any story of drugs, you know, to speak of. Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and then I wasn't interested in the people around the drugs. -Ruben Blades

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985. -Ruben Blades

If the Cowboys and Titans ain't playing, I'm not interested. -Tanya Tucker

I have no interest in writing, directing or producing. -Ted Shackelford

I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships – between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other. -Terry McMillan

You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it. -Tom Tancredo

It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place. -William Odom

It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980. -William Odom

I don't think that the war serves U.S. interests. I think Osama bin Laden's interests and the Iranian interests are very much served by it, and it's becoming a huge drain on our resources both material and political. -William Odom

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 helped me most were my failures and slumps – when I couldn't get work, people weren't interested in me or had written me off. -Frank Langella

I now want to be playing parts more interesting to me and more exciting to me. -Frank Langella

I'm hardly disinterested totally in my appearance. -Frank Langella

I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career. -Harold Budd

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

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. -Irving Babbitt

Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time, people talk and they tell us what they know. -John Abizaid

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society. -John Cameron

We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea. -John Cameron

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them. -John Cameron

I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it. -John Frusciante

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief. -Jose Marti

The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well. -Jose Marti

The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest. -Jose Marti

It is, and long has been my opinion, and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs – that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country. -Joseph Hume

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom. -Joseph Hume

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle. -Joseph Lancaster

I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest. -Joseph Lancaster

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg. -Joshua Chamberlain

I'm hoping that with the high profile that the Go-Go's are going to have over the next year, that if anybody is interested in what else I do, I'll have something I can say that I do. -Kathy Valentine

May I say, if you were suddenly put into a woman's body, wouldn't you be slightly interested in your breasts, and why people look at certain parts of you, and why certain parts move like they do? -Kristen Johnston

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings – indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. -Lee Greenwood

The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up. -Leo Kottke

I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them. -Mark Shields

The important thing to understand about legislators is that there are dozens of competing interests and issues that occupy them. They are stretched thin. -Mark Shields

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory. -Kevin J. Anderson

The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them. -Kevin J. Anderson

I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else. -Laurell K. Hamilton

The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older. -Keith Henson

Don't commit to being a columnist unless you're willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources. -Allan Sloan

Is it in the best interest of baseball to sell beer in the ninth inning? Probably not. The rule has got to be more clearly defined. And then some process should be set up where the judge is not also the appeals judge. -George Steinbrenner

So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in. -Jim Bolger

By the time May rolls around, I'm probably going to want to spend a month on an island. But if Steven Spielberg or Steven Soderbergh or any number of directors were to say 'Hey, there's this role, are you interested?' I'd be there in a flash. -Marg Helgenberger

The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest. -Simon Conway Morris

I try to get them working. My older son is 10 and he's pretty interested. We had a dinner party the other night and he helped a lot. He helped peel asparagus; he hung out. It was great. -Todd English

At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it? -Ulrich Walter

With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that. -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

You know I was curious – I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that. -H. R. Giger

They weren't interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness. -Judy Holliday

It is quite interesting that whilst there are tremendous theories, in the 1960s when IT was born, everybody was supposedly going to their cottage in the countryside to work in a virtual way. -Richard Rogers

The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later. -William Jackson

I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television. -William Jackson

I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me. -William Jackson

Well, it was very interesting to play a character and stretch it over such a long time – 12 episodes. I had never done a TV show before, so week to week it was unclear what we would be asked to do. -Nick Stahl

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs. -Otis Blackwell

I had a feeling about directing Cocoon II: The Return. At first I wasn't too interested because it was a sequel. Then I read the script and was excited by the relationships and its mystic quality. -Daniel Petrie

They studio were flabbergasted when they discovered how interested everybody was in 'those old people.' And now many upcoming projects feature older people; it's become a trend. -Daniel Petrie

It's not in baseball's interest or the players' interest to be taking this stance. It's the people's game. -Fay Vincent

Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration. -John White Geary

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

The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country. -Ad Reinhardt

The interesting part of the process is developing the character, you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer, or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is. So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss. -Brion James

Not everybody likes or understands a drum solo, so I like to bring in effects and sounds to keep their interest. -John Bonham

When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy. -James Ellroy

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. -Joshua Leonard

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl, and I was completely surprised that the desert stole my heart to the extent it did. -Terri Windling

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past. -Terri Windling

I felt the need to get back to painting and I thought the best way was to start drawing, so I enrolled in a life drawing class. I soon discovered that people made very interesting subjects and I am still surprised that I had never discovered it before. -Peter Wright

When I look at some of my old work, the pieces I find most interesting are the ones with people in them. -Peter Wright

If you want to capitulate to what commercial needs are, you can always be commercially valuable, but I'm not interested in being that. -Ken Hensley

It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases. -Alice Hamilton

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don't solve it at the end of the day. -Andrew Wiles

I realized that anything to do with Fermat's Last Theorem generates too much interest. -Andrew Wiles

When the business interests… pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally. -Carroll Quigley

The most interesting thing about the idea of money is that it makes it possible to measure something in previous ages we couldn't be sure about, and that something is power. -Daniel Keys Moran

It is near thirty years since He made it sure; and since that time, though there has fallen out much sin, yet I was never out of an assurance of mine interest, nor long out of sight of His presence. -Donald Cargill

I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people. -Donald Cargill

People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics. -Douglas Hurd

And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of. -Duane G. Carey

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right. -Ezra Stiles

It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another, a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest. -Ezra Stiles

I think what's always been interesting to me than the science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona, your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death. -George Eads

I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course. -George Eads

To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors who act crazy to make themselves more interesting. -George Eads

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Recounting their histories, people often sound like interested bystanders to their own lives. -Hugh Mackay

It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean? -Joe Cocker

I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China. -John Pomfret

And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. -John Pomfret

I think that's the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire. There doesn't seem to be much willingness to engage these problems unless they directly affect national security interests. -John Pomfret

Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men. -John Strachan

With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language. -John Strachan

I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say. -Knute Rockne

My main interest, however, was in economics, not law. -Merton Miller

My research interests since then have shifted strongly towards the economic and regulatory problems of the financial services industry, and especially of the securities and options exchanges. -Merton Miller

I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform. -Miguel de Icaza

Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology. -Miguel de Icaza

To me the work is so much more interesting, the parts that don't require you just to take your shirt off. -Morris Chestnut

Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question. -Peter Straub

My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry in early high school and the proverbial home chemistry set. -Rudolph A. Marcus

What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt. -Tom Allen

Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes. -Algernon Sidney

Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language. -Eric Allin Cornell

Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method. -Frederick Sanger

Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession. -Frederick Sanger

In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids. -Frederick Sanger

I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile. -Frederick Sanger

It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly. -George Crook

There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial. -Herb Alpert

Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do. -Herb Alpert

I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful. -James D'arcy

I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry. -Jeffery Deaver

There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great. -Jonathan Shapiro

The extra curricular activity in which I was most engaged – debating – helped shape my interests in public policy. -Joseph Stiglitz

Most of the results of using technical bugging devices were of little importance for my service. It may have been different in counter-intelligence, where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in. -Markus Wolf

We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West. We weren't too successful – I would have said unfortunately in former years, but I don't care anymore now. -Markus Wolf

Making use of human weaknesses in intelligence work is a logical matter. It keeps coming up, and of course you try to look at all the aspects that interest you in a human being. -Markus Wolf

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

We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment. But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on. -Ralph Boston

Be influenced by nothing but your clients' interests. Tell them the truth. -Arthur C. Nielsen

England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages! -Miranda Otto

I would also certainly continue to keep loan repayment interest rates as low as possible. And I would spread the financial aid a little less thinly across all income brackets. -Charles Vest

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

I'd begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years. -Chester Brown

The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw. -Chester Brown

When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me. -Chester Brown

You kind of hope that the events themselves are interesting. I think that's what you have to hope for, that on a broad level it's an interesting story. -Chester Brown

On the one hand, she is cut off from the protection awarded to her sisters abroad; on the other, she has no such power to defend her interests at the polls, as is the heritage of her brothers at home. -Florence Kelley

With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest. -Guy Johnson

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. -Henry A. Wallace

The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing. -Henry Adams

I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention. -James Laughlin

Because I actually find the next take after they've controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that's still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene. -Jay Roach

I hope we're all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there's not only sort of a film geek audience, there's also a general interest in the overall film consuming population. -Jay Roach

It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to talk about the film because he's such a shy person. He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say. -Jay Roach

You could get in rehearsals, pre-production, anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made. I actually find those things increase people's interest in a movie and like that better than worrying about showing the tricks behind the curtain. -Jay Roach

So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful. -John Perkins

The Treasury Department would use the interest from these securities to hire U.S. companies to build Saudi Arabia – new cities, new infrastructure – which we've done. -John Perkins

The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition. -Major Owens

Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography, videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to communications and transmission of information in the most up-to-date modern ways. -Major Owens

I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people. -Mary Wesley

The only other thing that interested me as a kid was being a bricklayer. So if I hadn't become an actress, I would probably be a bricklayer. -Nikki Cox

As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest. -Peter Singer

In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you're likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues. -Peter Singer

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. -Richard V. Allen

Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world. -Yo-Yo Ma

One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people – directors, filmmakers, and writers – over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this. -Yo-Yo Ma

I am interested in the art. I'm a professional woman. -Claire Bloom

I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect. -Claire Bloom

Acting is really not what I'm interested in. I'm not an aspiring actor and you should be able to tell. -Keith Hernandez

The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it. -Andy Goldsworthy

I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames. -Andy Goldsworthy

Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to touch. -Andy Goldsworthy

I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go. -Mike Gordon

You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth. -Richard Russo

By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets. -Richard Russo

You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime. -William C. Kirby

So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want. -William C. Kirby

They had absolutely no sexual interest in me. -Betty Hill

I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor. -Bill Joy

We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial. -Bruce Johnston

Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered. -Lee H. Hamilton

Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries. -Li Peng

In the new century, we should continue to work together to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the vast number of developing countries including China and India and promote the establishment of a just and equitable new international political and economic order. -Li Peng

We are ready to engage in international co-operation against terrorism with a view to safeguarding national interests and regional security and stability. -Li Peng

Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do. -Lincoln Ellsworth

As I listened, it occurred to me that interest in and affection for the animals that share the planet with us may be a more unifying force than any other. -Nick Clooney

As adults feign disinterest in science – children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves. -Norman Macleod

They asked if I was interested in a role as a large alien in a movie. -Peter Mayhew

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

I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good – which is the family. -Rachel Griffiths

The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that's different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they're interested. -Utada Hikaru

There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research. -Virginia Foxx

And what I'm interested in is investing in people. -Arthur Rock

You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out. -Arthur Rock

It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives. -Bill Condon

We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in Whale among a genre crowd. -Bill Condon

The thing about rock is that people are not just interested in bands because of where they want to go. It's where they want to escape from that matters. -Colin Greenwood

It is our duty to watch over the actions and activities of this government and to insist that, in words as well as in deeds, the interests of our constituency primarily and of the Nation ultimately are served. -Diane Watson

We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests. -Gerhard Schroder

I am now reading Cooper's Naval History which I find very interesting. -John D. Long

It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy. -Nicholas Lea

Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level. -Paul D. Boyer

What genre it falls under is only of interest later. -Rick Moody

In parallel with the development of my interests in technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love of and respect for the natural world which motivates my scientific thinking to this day. -Robert B. Laughlin

It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister. -Robert B. Laughlin

We are meeting with Sony, and we have a couple of other labels that suddenly have interest and that's really great because none of them have actually heard our stuff. -Shane West

So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that's going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex! -Susie Bright

New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation, and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested, but I remember being led by God. -Tim LaHaye

I had an interest, for as long as I could remember, in theater. -Antoinette Perry

The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening. -Bruce Davison

I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. -Alva Noto

When I define polarities in my work, I actually create the space between things. I point to the question I am actually interested in, without naming it. -Alva Noto

I've always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things. -Deborah Bull

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science. -Deborah Bull

I have lots of interests, but it's true that dancing is a very full-time job. -Deborah Bull

There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes. -Dick Wolf

If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want. -Frederik Pohl

A large fraction of the most interesting scientists have read a lot of SF at one time or another, either early enough that it may have played a part in their becoming scientists or at some later date just because they liked the ideas. -Frederik Pohl

It is unusual for Joe to be that way, but that's what interested me. -Michael Chabon

It's not a choice between war and peace. It's a choice between war and endless war. It's not appeasement. I think it's better even to call it American self-interest. -Michael Scheuer

It's interesting, because I tend to trust a man with big ears. -Mo Rocca

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all. -Neil Abercrombie

So there's always been this clash between what is the public good – that which belongs to all of us in common – and what can be exploited for a private interest. -Neil Abercrombie

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff. -Neil Abercrombie

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe. -Richard Parks Bland

So we should preserve it. I don't think that digital storage is necessarily a good thing, but I definitely think that digital manipulation is interesting. -Sean Booth

Our live set's become increasingly complex recently; we've been doing stuff that's been vastly too much information for most people to deal with and I think it's quite interesting watching how people behave in those situations, under those circumstances. -Sean Booth

This is a very highly charged investigation. People are very interested in this, and we've got a prosecutor, a very well respected prosecutor who's been looking at this issue, this investigation for a long time. -Alberto Gonzales

It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all of a sudden being an actor playing an agent. This is my whole world! -Mark Rydell

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections. -Peter Schuyler

Skating has always been a major area of interest to me. -Sasha Cohen

I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them. -Sasha Cohen

They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances. -Shiri Appleby

The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries. -Shiri Appleby

And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning. -Story Musgrave

I was always interested in doing it, but I was so content with my life that I didn't really go after it. -Shannyn Sossamon

Most of the auditions I went on, I passed up the projects because I just wasn't interested. When I read A Knight's Tale, that was that. I knew I wanted to do this movie. -Shannyn Sossamon

I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience. -Alain Prost

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit. -Anthony Braxton

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