Best Quotes About Lent

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. -Mahatma Gandhi

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it. -Russell Lynes

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. -Sydney Smith

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. -John F. Kennedy

No man can discover his own talents. -Brendan Behan

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. -Carl Jung

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. -Horace

There ought to be so many who are excellent, there are so few. -Janet Erskine Stuart

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. -Thornton Wilder

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. -John F. Kennedy

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. -John Petit-Senn

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself. -John Jay Chapman

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. -Robert Benchley

He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on? -Stephen King

The relentless pressures of the so-called marketplace have distorted all our culture industries. -Mark Crispin Miller

It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form. -Jerome K. Jerome

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country. -Raymond Chandler

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise. -Morris Hite

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. -Maya Angelou

It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around. -Mary Pickford

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. -Thomas Jefferson

Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. -Harry Vardon

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. -William Feather

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. -Evan Esar

The most violent element in society is ignorance. -Emma Goldman

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. -Frank Zappa

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. -Erma Bombeck

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. -Victor Hugo

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. -George Carlin

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. -John W. Gardner

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. -Abraham Lincoln

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. -John Muir

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. -Christopher Isherwood

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. -Aldous Huxley

Women like silent men. They think they're listening. -Marcel Achard

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. -James A. Michener

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. -Ezra Taft Benson

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. -Robert Hughes

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. -Unknown

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. -Voltaire

A yawn is a silent shout. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Gustave Flaubert

The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent. -Frank Herbert

What is easy is seldom excellent. -Samuel Johnson

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. -James K. Polk

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent. -Fred Allen

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

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another. -Jean Cocteau

It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel. -Malcolm Cowley

I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser. -Joan Crawford

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral. -Vernon A. Walters

Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed. -Earl Warren

This is an era of violent peace. -James D. Watkins

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. -Thornton Wilder

In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich. -David Joseph Schwartz

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. -Indira Gandhi

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air. -Henry Grunwald

It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill. -John Gunther

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent. -Cedric Hardwicke

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking. -Wallace Stevens

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony. -Ben Hecht

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. -Ernest Hemingway

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents. -Katharine Hepburn

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful. -Ada Louise Huxtable

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

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility. -Lyndon B. Johnson

A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter. -Nicholas Johnson

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. -John F. Kennedy

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity. -Billie Jean King

As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Too much may be the equivalent of none at all. -Lee Loevinger

I don't hate anyone. I dislike. But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate. -Elsa Maxwell

The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat: opulent, dignified and warm. -Bryan Q. Miller

There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire. -Gamal Abdel Nasser

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. -Enid Nemy

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren. -Sandra Day O'Connor

This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot. -Barney Frank

Tonight – to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans – I ask for your support. -Richard M. Nixon

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. -Plutarch

An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards. -John Locke

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. -Emily Dickinson

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. -Joseph Addison

Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing. -William Shakespeare

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest. -Lao Tzu

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature. -Albert Pike

And plenty makes us poor. -John Dryden

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. -Anthony Burgess

All human actions are equivalent… and all are on principle doomed to failure. -Carl Sandburg

A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. -Carl Sandburg

What is reading, but silent conversation. -Charles Lamb

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. -Fran Lebowitz

Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. -George Gissing

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. -Louis Kronenberger

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. -Pearl S. Buck

Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible. -Richard M. Nixon

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. -Jack Welch

An actress must never lose her ego – without it she has no talent. -Tom Lehrer

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. -Warren Bennis

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. -Thomas Carlyle

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. -Sophia Loren

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. -Sydney Smith

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. -Calvin Coolidge

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. -Eric Hoffer

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

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. -Doris Lessing

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. -John W. Gardner

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent. -Vine Deloria, Jr.

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing. -Jim Rohn

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. -John Lubbock

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison? -Khalil Gibran

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone. -Gertrude Stein

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. -Ayn Rand

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man. -Ronald Reagan

There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me. -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

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

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. -Lucille Ball

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent. -Sophia Loren

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. -Daniel Defoe

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent. -Kevin Bacon

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. -Voltaire

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. -Jerry Seinfeld

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera. -James Stephens

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. -Bill Watterson

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. -Billy Sunday

I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain. -Shania Twain

Since I had the baby I can't tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn't need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that. -Lisa Kudrow

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning. -Clare Short

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. -Mario Andretti

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason. -Miguel de Cervantes

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries. -Stephen King

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. -Henri Nouwen

Art depends on luck and talent. -Francis Ford Coppola

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. -James Baldwin

I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling. -Lech Walesa

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. -Francis Bacon

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. -Jerome K. Jerome

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. -Agnes de Mille

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions. -Plutarch

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary. -Jessamyn West

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. -Tony Robbins

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person. -Horace

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. -Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail. -Aldous Huxley

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. -Mel Brooks

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. -Michael LeBoeuf

One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions. -Cornelia Otis Skinner

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. -Mahatma Gandhi

No one respects a talent that is concealed. -Desiderius Erasmus

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. -Robert Half

During war, the laws are silent. -Quintus Tullius Cicero

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. -Robert Kennedy

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. -James Madison

In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent. -John Connally

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle – that of obedience to their superiors. -Wendell Phillips

I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due. -Horace Walpole

Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help. -Donald Rumsfeld

We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent. -Alison Lurie

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. -Thomas Jefferson

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

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. -Edmund Burke

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' -Henrik Ibsen

I am no more humble than my talents require. -Oscar Levant

I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction. -Georges Bataille

Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well. -James Freeman Clarke

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. -Christopher Plummer

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. -Napoleon Hill

There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction. -John Foster Dulles

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. -George S. Patton

Laws are silent in time of war. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel. -Mary Kay Ash

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. -Oscar Wilde

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -Willa Cather

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. -Thomas Jefferson

If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it. -E. W. Howe

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. -Brooks Atkinson

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

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. -Sigmund Freud

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity. -Dylan Thomas

There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them. -Casey Stengel

The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves. -Ty Cobb

I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different. -Carl Yastrzemski

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. -Vincent Van Gogh

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. -Susan Sontag

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius. -Henri Frederic Amiel

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. -John Calvin

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given. -Mary Lou Retton

Today is Valentine's Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day! -Jay Leno

Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent. -Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief. -Voltaire

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved. -Voltaire

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius. -Anna Pavlova

I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work. -Muriel Spark

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write. -Jean Anouilh

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. -Hannah Arendt

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. -C. S. Lewis

President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger. -David Letterman

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. -William Butler Yeats

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right. -William Butler Yeats

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington

The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this. -William Wordsworth

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. -Thomas J. Watson

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. -Simone Weil

Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. -Thomas de Quincey

Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred. -Jules Renard

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it. -Henry Adams

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have. -Woody Allen

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty. -Minna Antrim

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. -Joseph Addison

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. -Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. -Aristotle

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. -Saint Augustine

God is on everyone's side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies. -Jean Anouilh

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. -Albert Einstein

Concealed talent brings no reputation. -Desiderius Erasmus

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent. -Epictetus

Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' -Henrik Ibsen

Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears. -Washington Irving

Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. -Anita Brookner

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them. -Georges Bataille

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people. -Edmund Burke

The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real. -Jean Baudrillard

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

Let the path be open to talent. -Napoleon Bonaparte

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. -Leo Buscaglia

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled. -Baltasar Gracian

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal. -Jean de la Bruyere

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic. -William E. Gladstone

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

If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble. -Wyndham Lewis

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity. -Thomas Hardy

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents. -Eric Hoffer

Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure. -George W. Bush

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.' -Ludwig van Beethoven

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. -Larry Bird

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

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. -David Hume

Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents. -Edward Hoagland

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob. -Salvador Dali

If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy. -Dustin Hoffman

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

The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession. -George Sand

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. -Constantin Stanislavski

There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time. -Sophie Swetchine

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age. -Jonathan Swift

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age. -Jonathan Swift

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. -Publilius Syrus

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear. -Marquis de Sade

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. -Roy L. Smith

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite. -Charles Spurgeon

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. -William Gilmore Simms

Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long. -Elias Canetti

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct. -Thomas Carlyle

No violent extreme endures. -Thomas Carlyle

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart. -Thomas Carlyle

To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies. -Willa Cather

Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. -Robert Collier

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

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. -Italo Calvino

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. -James Fenimore Cooper

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends. -Cyril Connolly

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent. -Winston Churchill

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. -Winston Churchill

The eyes those silent tongues of love. -Miguel de Cervantes

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. -Douglas William Jerrold

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis. -Franklin P. Jones

The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be? -Henry James

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. -Carl Jung

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. -Bernard Meltzer

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist. -Norman Mailer

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

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

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe. -Iris Murdoch

Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties. -Francis Herbert Hedge

Talent works, genius creates. -Robert Schumann

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?' -Johnny Carson

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

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

He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better. -Jack Nicklaus

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. -Ogden Nash

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

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man. -Saskya Pandita

We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments. -Tom Peters

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. -Tom Peters

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity. -Thomas Love Peacock

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them. -Plutarch

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. -Pythagoras

I will never relent in defending America – whatever it takes. -George W. Bush

The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now. -Lech Walesa

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. -Mahatma Gandhi

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. -Mahatma Gandhi

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent. -Logan Pearsall Smith

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder. -Frederick William Faber

He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is. -Nick Price

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. -Joseph Addison

It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ. -W. H. Auden

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times – almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it. -Bette Davis

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. -Stephen King

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital – the world's best talents and greatest ideas. -Jack Welch

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license. -George Chapman

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This love is silent. -T. S. Eliot

We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly. -Jean de la Bruyere

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image. -Denis Waitley

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

I believe that every person is born with talent. -Maya Angelou

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors. -Pearl S. Buck

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. -Charles Lamb

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. -Henry Fielding

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance. -Friedrich Schiller

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. -Arthur Schopenhauer

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. -Franklin Pierce Adams

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition. -Luc de Clapiers

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. -Rodney Dangerfield

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. -Michael Jordan

If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids. -Bo Bennett

Violence is the first refuge of the violent. -Aaron Allston

He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them. -Bryant H. McGill

The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear. -Bryant H. McGill

Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive – making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families. -Dirk Kempthorne

Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine. -John Baldacci

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. -Chuck Grassley

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. -Barack Obama

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents. -Conrad Burns

It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future. -Kent Conrad

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job. -Roger Ailes

As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too. -Johnny Depp

Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. -Annie Besant

The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows. -Milton Glaser

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure. -Alfred Adler

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. -Alfred Adler

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. -Irwin Shaw

However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too. -Jack Welch

Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot. -Hugh Jackman

All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. -Beatrix Potter

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein

I love to do glamorous things, like wear Valentino. -Debra Messing

I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be. -Tom Baker

The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset. -Primo Angeli

A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful. -Frederick William Robertson

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us. -Isaac D'Israeli

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. -Daniel Akaka

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative. -Herb Kohl

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice. -Mike Crapo

When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent. -Samuel Foote

History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes. -Paul Eldridge

If anything I consider myself non-violent, I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy. -Rick James

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era – a permanent state of what I call violent peace. -James D. Watkins

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. -Alban Berg

It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that. -Wendie Malick

Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. -P. T. Barnum

Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents. -Jeff Hawkins

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork… we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly. -Agnes Martin

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. -Alexei Sayle

Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you. -Emmet Fox

In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me. -Donald Sutherland

I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have… In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises. -Bob Barker

My lips are big, but my talent is bigger. -Fantasia Barrino

I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly. -Scott Bakula

A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don't ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren't blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart. -Tom Brady

I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with. -Anjelica Huston

Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome. -Anne Perry

There's plenty for me to do. There are more albums. I'll record as long as I can and as long as my voice works as well as it does now and for as long as people want to hear me. -Tom Jones

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. -Albert Bandura

Italy have plenty of high-quality players. Newcomers need time to get adjusted to the set-up and the system of play. I'm very young, and although I think I have shown good quality in my international games, I realise that there are plenty of others competing for places. -Alessandro Del Piero

I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at. -William Hung

The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science. -Werner Heisenberg

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

This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has. -Chris Wedge

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent. -Donald Knuth

Other people – they practice and they practice… these fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em. You don't tell them what to do – they do it. God given talent. -Jerry Lee Lewis

But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you – that whatever talents you have, it… I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know? -Tim Curry

I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed. -John Romero

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again. -Thomas Moore

Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. -Richard Hughes

It's a prizefight. Get off the stool, take your beating, go back to your corner, rest, and take a beating again. Believe in your own talent. Marry well. -Bruce Paltrow

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. -Richard Branson

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

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. -Ronald Reagan

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object to reinforce proper administration ethics. -Simon Travaglia

You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision. -Veronica Lake

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. -Sharon Tate

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

You're surrounded by electronic music in New York. I mean New York is one of the few places in North America where electronic music is the prevalent form. -Bob Mould

All of the Spaniards are really talented. I don't know what they eat. -Michael Chang

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement – it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you. -Jonah Goldberg

I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men. -Clement Freud

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. -Paul Kurtz

When I have sat at home with this God-given talent for music for a long time, somebody approaches me out of the blue and asks me to play for them. It's almost as though there's a force somewhere which is saying 'no sittin' around, out you go! -Jeremy Spencer

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other. -John Wilkins

I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him! -George Kennedy

Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division. -Jerry Brown

It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think. -Johnny Cash

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind. -Richard Price

My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage. -Peter Paul Rubens

In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character. -Cal Thomas

I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war. -King George V

Talent is being able to please people. -Marty Robbins

Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want. -James Fenimore Cooper

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. -Elizabeth George

Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression. -Henry Home

When I'm actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it's a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying. -Walter Murch

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

Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does. -Tony Wilson

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care. -William Alexander

I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that. -Campbell Scott

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

It's not that the film is violent, it's that people have an issue with violence right now. -Thomas Jane

I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful. -Donald O'Connor

I've had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn't have time to go to school because I was in silent movies, I was in radio, I was in burlesque, I worked with the circus. I'm all show business! -George Sidney

The more work I do, the more important it is to work with people I like – who are very talented. -Frank Oz

There's a lot of women in the WNBA. There's a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot – that people are aware of what's going on. I'm really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I'm definitely grateful. -Lisa Leslie

Politics is not perfect but it's the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live. -Maynard Jackson

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

We should seek a system that provides outlets for those skills and talents so that everyone can find a way to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual. -Lee R. Raymond

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. -W. Clement Stone

There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration. -Anna Katharine Green

And the continuity of our science has not been affected by all these turbulent happenings, as the older theories have always been included as limiting cases in the new ones. -Max Born

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become. -Brooke Foss Westcott

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening. -Richard Blackmore

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent. -Antoine Rivarol

By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead. -John Dalberg-Acton

We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people. -James Lee Burke

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed. -Edgar Rice Burroughs

We're not nearly as violent as the westerns. -Moe Howard

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, for there are plenty of others. -Otto Rank

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent. -Preston Manning

Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and strategically equivalent to the U.S. hitting a government building in Serbia, Iraq, or other nations. -Timothy McVeigh

I've learned that getting what you want gives you a pretty high batting average, and leaves you plenty to struggle for. -Loretta Young

As an actress, I have to be objective about myself. If I don't criticize myself, there are plenty who will do a find job of it for me! -Loretta Young

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act. -Aaron Spelling

I do like Marylin Manson, actually. I think, he's very talented and he did make some great music. -Bruce Dickinson

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them! -Norman Rockwell

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent. -Marguerite Young

Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent. -Larry Merchant

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

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition. -E. O. Wilson

I'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility. -Lisa Marie Presley

I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted. -David Duchovny

The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build, Her humble nest, lies silent in the field. -Edmund Waller

I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. -Emily Carr

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace. -Arthur Henderson

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

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music. -Herbie Hancock

I despair of ever writing excellent poetry. -Isaac Rosenberg

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession. -Jalal Talabani

Love is of that excellent nature, that it is esteemed by the best of men, and accepted from the meanest persons; what then is the affection of a Father! -John Pearson

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

If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you. -Bart Starr

The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow. -Guy Burgess

I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, 'How do I get to be a serious actor?' -Jon Voight

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

This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them. -Jack Bowman

There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom', only talent can keep you at the top. -Jim Dale

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood… he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against. -Edward T. Hall

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them. -Howard Barker

Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse. -Robert W. Service

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you. -Roy Orbison

I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I've relied on that, versus image or star. I have just said, 'Hire me if you want somebody good.' I tried to be as good as I could be every time out, and that's kind of bridged the decades. -Jeff Daniels

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener. -William Hamilton Maxwell

People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction. -Cecilia Bartoli

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. -Maude Adams

The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources. -Jared Diamond

It's not the most normal life in the world, but I screw up plenty of times to be a normal teenager. -Mila Kunis

Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable. -Mortimer Adler

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. -Mortimer Adler

Our opportunities to do good are our talents. -Cotton Mather

I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers. -Giorgio de Chirico

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman Ralph Augustine

Silently, God opens his golden eyes over the place of skulls. -Georg Trakl

Physiologically less violent and psychologically more suitable to a concrete type of mind. -Muhammad Iqbal

The talent is in the choices. -Robert De Niro

From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media. -Tammy Bruce

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook. -William Cullen Bryant

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig. -Steve Buscemi

I don't know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It's more than talent and beauty. Maybe it's the audience seeing itself in you. -Joan Blondell

You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you. -George Whitefield

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie film talent was able to make Australian stories? -Yahoo Serious

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary. -Francis W. Newman

The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat. -Orlando Gibbons

I guess I just don't have a talent for it, some women just aren't the marrying kind – or anyway, not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them. -Jane Wyman

I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties. -Dennis Chavez

Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that's my problem. -Jonathan Coe

If I am not right for something there are many talented actors out there that will get it. -Tara Strong

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe. I have too much talent for that. -Theo Van Gogh

It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play. -Troy Vincent

I was young and so eager to make some money as well as get exposed and show my talent. -Young Buck

Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate. -Olympia Brown

We need a reason to speak but none to keep silent. -Pierre Nicole

I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.' -Richard Dreyfuss

It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance. -Richard Dreyfuss

All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim. -Bryan Procter

The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying. -Olivia De Havilland

You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is. -Ernst Lubitsch

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry. -Wislawa Szymborska

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood. -Rob Reiner

You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!… but if it doesn't hit with the public in two minutes, it's bye-bye. -Charlotte Rae

I've learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I'm looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be. -Otis Williams

The elegance and the quality – the talent is always in the literature. I start with the word and I base everything on that. It doesn't make any difference to me. -Kate Mulgrew

I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope. It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute. It's like – there's plenty of help. -Michael McKean

You know, differentiating between training and matches. If they are all matches it becomes very natural to shoot them, although Dan thinks I should shoot more of them. I think I shoot plenty of them. -Nancy Johnson

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. -Thomas Kinkade

I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. -Robin Gibb

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

Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing. -Christine McVie

I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don't really care. I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I've got plenty of money. -Christine McVie

I would think that other people could see if you had other talents. I grew and expanded from the Elly May role. I was doing real estate and personal appearances and kept my foot in the door. -Donna Douglas

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through. -Sam Mendes

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

When I was a young actor… the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected. -Dirk Benedict

They would come down in Mississippi, they hired me as a talent scout. And I would go all over Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and find out different artists for them. -Ike Turner

I received an honorary doctorate for my work. Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D. -Iris Chang

You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good. -Hans Bender

Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine. -Adam Schiff

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows. -Barry Mann

Again, talent is the real import of being in the business. -Bobby Sherman

If you've got talent, stick with it… because talent wins out, without a doubt. -Bobby Sherman

Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies. -Chad Lowe

I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent. -Christiane Amanpour

Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people. -Christiane Amanpour

Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies. -Richard King

If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist. -Richard King

But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool, the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me. -Rick Allen

I was the only Christian on the cast, but that was cool because we all respected each others talent and mostly they respected me a lot even though I was the only Christian. -Victoria Jackson

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent, horrible – but not obliterated, yet. I just refuse to be beaten down. I think it's stubborness that keeps me going. -Lydia Lunch

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it. -Rick Wright

I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality. -Ronnie James Dio

Music is your own talent and is an important tool. Even if you don't want to be a role model, get ready to be in the public eye. Energy is there, you just have to use it. -Sean Paul

We have always been a great national party, with views on all the main issues. We recognise that what matters to people most are those things that affect their daily lives: schools, hospitals, transport and law and order and we have plenty to say about them. -John Redwood

Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can't overlook that, but we won't overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don't have character, it's going to be very difficult to coach that person. -Tim Buckley

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it's music. It's not really violent in intent at all, it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself. -Eric San

When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore – because all the players are so talented – it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. -Hakeem Olajuwon

When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return. -Hal Lindsey

It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you'd signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now… unless you've signed to a big label, you're a failure now. -Mike Peters

It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent. -Eugenie Anderson

I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me. -Khandi Alexander

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

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

I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero. -Mackenzie Astin

The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it. -Mark Ruffalo

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it. -Richard Linklater

What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off. -Ruben Blades

So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent. -Sally Kirkland

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent. -Sibel Edmonds

I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites. -Tanya Tucker

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

I respect his talents, even as he does mine. -Jayne Meadows

I think it talks about the fact that there are black people in the world who have tremendous amount of talents and have no channel through which they can those talents. -Joe Morton

The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of. -John Engler

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making. -Jose Marti

Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright. -Jose Marti

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity. -Jose Marti

I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens. -Joseph Hume

Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness. -Joseph Lancaster

Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it. -Joseph Lancaster

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here. -Michael D. Barnes

Down below the broad, roaring waves of the sea break against the deep foundation of the rock. But high above the mountain, the sea, and the peaks of rock the eternal ornamentation blooms silently from the dark depths of the universe. -Rudolf Otto

We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can't hire talented people and stifle them. That's not the way it works anymore. -Todd English

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace. -John Desmond Bernal

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government. -Sam Farr

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block. -John Blair

I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American. -Judy Holliday

Oh, and Scott, get Mark to play me. He's the most talented one anyway. -Mark McKinney

I think it is an inborn talent – just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting. -Mike Thompson

There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel. -Bob Menendez

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. -William Thomas Green Morton

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability. -Paul Gillmor

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses. -Robert Musil

Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements. -D. W. Griffith

I consider myself an excellent candidate… because I care. -Vincent Frank

That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. -Margaret Whiting

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. -Terri Windling

I have to experiment with methods and I'm trying to find an authentic way of making an equivalent of the living, breathing person within the limits of a single picture. -Peter Wright

One of the attractive things about being in Scotland is that we have a very good pipeline of new people coming into the company from the excellent universities around us. -David Milne

I am, as a European, absolutely shocked by European people. I am also shocked by European nationalist people. They have allowed themselves to be so emasculated so silently. -Ernst Zundel

While women certainly have made great strides toward pay parity in the past 30 years, there is still a gap in earnings between men and women in equivalent professions. -Ginny Brown-Waite

So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates? -Hugh Mackay

It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent, I'd like to work with him again someday. -Lita Ford

Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians. -Lita Ford

Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men. -Mary Harris Jones

The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend our homeland from the present terrorist threat. -Mike Pence

For a time during the early settlement of this country peace and goodwill prevailed, only to be followed later by violent and relentless warfare. -Nelson A. Miles

My education at Baron Byng High School was excellent, with dedicated masters (boys and girls were separate). -Rudolph A. Marcus

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent. -Ruth Handler

I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together. -Stanley Crouch

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media. -Stanley Crouch

When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes to believe that killing those you know or do not know is a reasonable solution to problems, we are in need of another vision. -Stanley Crouch

We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated. -Tim Bishop

These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar. -William Cavendish

As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful, well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options. -Gavin Newsom

Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation. -John Spratt

It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills. -Kevin Mitnick

There can be no literary equivalent to truth. -Laura Riding

One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance. -John Barrow

I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure – and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time. -Lee Child

I think I do too many voices in these shows. I think it's because we have trouble getting voice talent. -Mike Judge

But day in and day out, the most stimulating part of the work is being a member of a team of so many very bright, articulate and talented professionals. -Randy West

The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent. -Jerry Stiller

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

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. -Dean Koontz

There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door. I don't stay in very grand hotels. -Honor Blackman

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions. -Alex North

An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism. -Mary Douglas

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break. -Andy Goldsworthy

Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent. -Nicolaus Copernicus

In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals. -Nick Clooney

Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels. -Archer John Porter Martin

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia – even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts. -Hans Kung

We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts. -Ruth St. Denis

I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. -Susie Bright

I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck! -Deborah Bull

Both parents were very encouraging – especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune. -Gordon Getty

On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves. -Joshua Slocum

My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents. -Kenneth Arrow

The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent. -Peter Camejo

Well, I'm not a violent person. You have to back off. People sometimes will try you and try you until you try not to, but you have to react. Normally, I just walk away. -Bubba Smith

It always amazed me that he was able to do it, and that Orson Welles was able to do it. I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite – polar opposites. -Mark Rydell

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. -Sasha Cohen

There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it, and I've failed out here plenty. -Trent Dilfer

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response. -Al Lewis

We had plenty of clothes and no money. -Cesar Romero

If you can believe it, Hollywood wanted to change my birthdate. I was born after Valentine's Day, so they wanted to change it to February 14. A Latin lover should be born on Valentine's Day. I said no. -Cesar Romero

Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other. -Cesar Romero

We will never forget and we will not relent until our job is done. -Doc Hastings

The food was interesting. My background is Russian, so cheese and potatoes are my love. There was plenty of that. And fried cheese! It is really, really, really good. And really, really, really bad for you. It's like an artery on a plate. -Michelle Trachtenberg

I have many valentines. My mom and my sister and my directors. I got calls from all of them. And my friends. I respect what Valentine's Day stands for because it is about love. -Michelle Trachtenberg

Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream. -Patricia Ireland

As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that's why this year was so successful. -Carrie Underwood

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains. -Roy Barnes

But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we've got four excellent courses. -Darrell Royal

I've seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith though and I think it will be excellent. -David Prowse

I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself. -Christopher Atkins

My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. -Jeremy London

A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air. -Mike Lowry

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. -Robert Shea

People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent. -Cesar Romero

I should only have been as lucky as Valentino, in the movies – I didn't have to be a gigolo. In real life. -Cesar Romero

The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers, but we had the feel of the parachutes, so we could be more realistic in the roles. -Ken Curtis

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with. -Bruce Campbell

Talent is an accident of genes – and a responsibility. -Alan Rickman

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis. -Jana Novotna

For every sleazeball in the business there are plenty of decent and wonderful people. -Kathie Lee Gifford

I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing. -Les Claypool

I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent. -Sam Waterston

Most people don't like to talk about violent historical death. -Sarah Vowell

I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized. -Tom Glazer

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane, perhaps, I tell them that I think. Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging. -Tom Glazer

Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased. -Cliff Stearns

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand! -Daniel Boone

At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it. -Gordon Parks

It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere. -Gwen Stefani

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes. -Hernan Cortes

New-Year's Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed. -Joanna Southcott

We like where we live and we wanna participate in our neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to- we're not like benevolent- it's pretty basic. -Jon Fishman

But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but. -Lou Reed

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery – which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove. -Poppy Z. Brite

Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home. -Tony Snow

I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction. -Anthony Kiedis

Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on – what will a family do out of desperation. -Bob Saget

Knowing that we were doing good work and the stories were good. They were original and charming. They weren't particularly violent or sexy or any of that. They were just unique and that had a good feel to it. -Derek Jacobi

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

Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film. -Dwight Schultz

I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that. -Fay Wray

J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me. -LaToya Jackson

Paul Newman's an old friend of ours out of Cleveland, Ohio. He used to sit around our house. He's the only man I've ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself. That's talent in a way. -Lew Wasserman

There's so much excellent new music around that I can't afford to buy it all and I haven't the time to review as much as I'd like. I can't remember a better time to be a musician or to listen to music! -Malcolm Wilson

Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories. -Robert Smithson

We also have favourite place in France, called Charlot Premier in Nice, which does excellent oysters. -Roger Moore

I feel like there is just as much violent programming in other countries and there is not the same incidence of factors. I think there are other factors contributing to violence in this country and not the media. -Sara Gilbert

Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests. -Serge Lang

In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime. -Thomas Menino

I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts. -Peabo Bryson

Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s. -Phil Lesh

Talent will come out. -Ray Walston

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith. -Richard Morris

Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect. -Richard Morris

There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again. -Richard Morris

MPC, Moving Picture Company, they're really excellent, they did the majority of the effects. -Ridley Scott

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood! -Robert Peel

I began as a boy with artistic talent… as a visual artist… I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature. -Russell Banks

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant. -Russell Banks

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function. -Donald Norman

Jack Lambert is mean and relentless wherever he goes, on and off the field! I do remember many times he would chase me in practice but no way would I let him catch me. -Franco Harris

What's interesting is that both men and women are struggling with this issue in remarkably similar percentages, but the big difference is that women tend to talk about this when men keep it silent. -James Levine

In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles. -Mac Thornberry

A job should employ God-given talents in a way that glorifies Him. -Marvin Olasky

The holy land was supposed to be spotless, a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes. -Marvin Olasky

I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well. -Namie Amuro

As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains. -Patrick White

I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever. -Ken Burns

Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it. -Spike Lee

I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have. -Vin Diesel

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee. -Camille Claudel

I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it. -Camille Claudel

Every year I try to keep in excellent shape and improve some part of my game. I play in the offseason overseas to keep my game tuned up and hopefully improve a little in some area. -Sue Wicks

The little boy, Spencer Breslin, it was just so great to have a kid on set. He is talented, he's a pro. He's been doing this for years, I think he started when he was four or five. -Caroline Dhavernas

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know. -Eric Clapton

I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me – I still watch silent films. -Alain Resnais

I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished. -Famke Janssen

I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director. -Famke Janssen

Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world. -Katherine Dunham

I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman. -Katherine Dunham

It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't. -Barry Bonds

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. -Bodhidharma

And I wasn't convinced that I was the most talented person in the world. -Debbie Harry

I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft. -Kevin Johnson

The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because it was a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other. -Kevin Kelly

But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down. -Kevin Kelly

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system. -Kevin Kelly

Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent. -Leo Ornstein

In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects. -Vitruvius

As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously – and this information is of the utmost importance. -Ruben Hinojosa

In the USA there is no female equivalent to god. -Tina Turner

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. -Alan Turing

I think that the enormous emphasis on violence and sex, and in particular violent sex, may not make rapists of us all, but it predisposes us to accept a kind of world in which these things happen. -Alexander Walker

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students. -Burt Bacharach

Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs – from wardrobe to lighting technicians. -Edward Hall

I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book. I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written for older children since The Hobbit. I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them. -Gene Wolfe

I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle. -Guy Clark

What I am looking for… is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'. -Joan Miro

In a movie you have all these logistical problems; all these practical problems. But you're also going to have people come who can do things that you can't do, and you get to direct their talents. -John Sayles

Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list. -Brit Hume

There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen. -Bryan White

You just make sure you don't screw it up. It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up. Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy. -Harold Ramis

The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent. -Hugh Leonard

We've had such thorough training, we've had an excellent team on the ground. With the minor glitches that have occurred, we've been able to take care of them. And the teams on the ground are getting tons of incredible data. -Laurel Clark

A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills. -Mark Wahlberg

I have not wanted to intimidate audiences. I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form. That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent. -Twyla Tharp

The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally. -Twyla Tharp

What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit. -Richard Attenborough

Even in relationships, I don't get my hopes up or anything, especially not right now because I know I'm young and I've got plenty of time later in the future. -Christina Milian

Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained – until now – in theatre. -Brenda Blethyn

The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners. -L. Neil Smith

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented. -L. Neil Smith

Violent crime is a solved problem – all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day. -L. Neil Smith

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me, whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages, my parents expected A's. -Martin Lewis Perl

Some people know that they are so adorable looking, all they have to do is smile and dress up and they get plenty from that. Then there are some of us who, early on, see that that doesn't work. So we joke about it. -Merrill Markoe

As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis. -Priscilla Presley

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture. -Quintilian

I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way. -Alan Hovhaness

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't. -Cab Calloway

When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist. -Andrea Mitchell

I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were. -Anne Stevenson

Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark. -Audrey Meadows

There are plenty of lesbians in Hollywood, but they're not out. And that's their choice, but I can't do that, it's too important to me. -Jill Bennett

Even my parents are so cute, and they deal with every movie of mine excellently. They check with me ever so casually by asking 'Now how much of nudity are we going to see in this one?' -Natasha Henstridge

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity – it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine. -Nia Long

Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too. -Robert Fitzgerald

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. -H. P. Lovecraft

They were, I doubt not, happy enough in their dark stalls, because they were horses, and had plenty to eat; and I was at times quite happy enough in the dark loft, because I was a man, and could think and imagine. -Hugh Miller

Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. -John Hutton

I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time. -John Philip Sousa

And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. -Katherine Dunn

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being. -Sammy Hagar

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done. -John Keegan

When all the performances are excellent, critics understand it's the direction. -Joel Siegel

There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent. -Zhang Ziyi

When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body. -Helena Christensen

God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us. -Joel Osteen

The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city. -John Hickenlooper

Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability. -John Hickenlooper

If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder. -William Greider

And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it. -Brian Lumley

So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process. -Edward James Olmos

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear. It's going to be pretty violent. -Edward James Olmos

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them. -Edward James Olmos

I feel like directing is an innate talent. -Jordana Brewster

I've been in plenty of situations where someone I'm dating had more time for a console than me. -Josie Maran

I think the idea of the obstruction through the neutral zone and away from the puck was an excellent rule. -Mark Messier

For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage at the bottom of a friend's garden. We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge, but not too much food! -Nigel Dennis

We only work four days a week, we only work three weeks out of the month, and we get four months off for the summer. So there's plenty of time for me to spend with the kids. -Patricia Heaton

It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada. -Dannii Minogue

Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies, too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors. Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best. And currently I like Big Fish! -David Zucker

Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don't know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It's such a hard job to have. I don't have any regrets about it. -Diane Kruger

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy it. -Georgia O'Keeffe

Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families. -George Henry Lewes

Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. -George Henry Lewes

To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes. -Alex Campbell

The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law, to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender to make their own Bargains. -Dudley North

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist. -John E. Walker

While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country. -Paul Gillmor

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation. -Phillip E. Johnson

We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet, but then there's another side that can be as harsh and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing. -Terrence Howard

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many. -Julius Erving

So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people. -Camryn Manheim

A virulent, aggressive minority has decided that Americans don't know themselves what it is they should see, and need to be protected by people who are wiser than they are, even if they are only a tiny sliver of the population. -Jock Sturges

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard. -Cheryl Lynn

The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views. -Bob Woodward

Islam has shown two faces to the Jews, one benevolent, one less so. -Jack Schwartz

I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull. -Jonathan Lethem

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market. -Ron Chernow

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

There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn't make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks. -David Wells

Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket. -Frank Woolley

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect. -George Weinberg

It's up to each person's parents whether they think it's too frightening or too violent, how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them, what they want to show them. -Gina Philips

It is one thing to own a woman, and it is another to have her within the bonds of an excellent mastery. -John Norman

We believe in some basic human principles – everyone should have the opportunities not just to survive, but to excel with their God-given talents and abilities. Those are the values that should be reflected in our budgets. -Patrick J. Kennedy

I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology. -Paul Nurse

Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who's sending me a slant board. -Bernadette Peters

By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy. -Jason Bateman

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent. -Jeanne Moreau

These are extremely talented actors who are all putting their talents into the Lost in Space movie. -Mark Goddard

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men. -Maureen O'Hara

When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that's going on from the images because the images are so strong. -Monica Bellucci

Some of these guys… I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor. -Anthony Anderson

If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I'm on your team. -Anthony Anderson

I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship. -Anthony Anderson

The circuit training program along with a healthy clean diet is the way to excellent results. -Lee Haney

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island – a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York. -Mercy Otis Warren

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism. -Michael Pollan

It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more. -C. L. R. James

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest. -Clifton Fadiman

That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me. -Daniel Okrent

Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man. -George Gaylord Simpson

Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love. -Richard Pryor

Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have. -Walter Pater

We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing. -Albrecht Durer

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence. -Albrecht Durer

I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything. -Brian Eno

I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them. -David R. Ellis

You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it's supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character. -David R. Ellis

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived. -Freddie Mercury

To that movement, consecrated by religious principle, sustained by an awful sense of justice, and cheered by the brightest hopes of future good, all our powers, talents, and attainments are devoted. -George Ripley

I was a hunter and fisherman, and many a time I have slipped out into the woods and prairies at 4 a.m. and brought home plenty of game, or have gone in a canoe to the cove and brought back a good supply of fresh fish. -Jay Cooke

Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly. -Jim Evans

Just as the only reservoir for the typhus virus in nature is provided by man, so the only vector of infection is the louse. The bite of the louse is not virulent immediately after the infecting meal. It becomes so only towards the 7th day following infection. -Charles Jules Henry Nicole

There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness. -Kevin Rollins

Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space. -Leon Foucault

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror. -Thomas Day

I'm Valentino Rossi. And I want to be a person, not an icon. -Valentino Rossi

A woman's place in public is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight. -Bess Truman

I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin. -Bess Truman

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best. -Carla Bley

I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing. -Cyril Cusack

With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me. -Doris Roberts

I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young… he killed himself in the prime of his life. -Gustav Mahler

I may be the most recognizable name in the cast, but I can guarantee that I am not the most talented. -Huey Lewis

The dimensions of my feelings are too violent. -Klaus Kinski

Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent. -Klaus Kinski

My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. -Layne Staley

I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. -Kathe Kollwitz

Clearly, children's charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs. -Dana Rohrabacher

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. -Daniel Berrigan

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition. -Douglas Sirk

There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One. -Emerson Fittipaldi

There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones. -Hugh MacDiarmid

No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted. -John Fogerty

So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history. -Murray Gell-Mann

Basically, at some point, one day maybe you can expect to hear some of my music. I haven't really done that yet because my younger brother is a musician and really talented and I want him to come out with his music first. -Stephen Dorff

The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection. -Thomas Bulfinch

When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself. -Tom Kite

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object. -Warren Farrell

There's a lot of rage… you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent. -Siobhan Fahey

It's just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world. -Tina Weymouth

The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are, then you can get something that you cannot anticipate. -Elia Kazan

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. -Lillie Langtry

I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent. -Imogen Cunningham

When I interview people, and they give me an immediate answer, they're often not thinking. So I'm silent. I wait. Because they think they have to keep answering. And it's the second train of thought that's the better answer. -Robin Leach

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. -Pola Negri

My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors. -Pola Negri

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies. -Norman Jewison

For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop. -Itzhak Perlman

The traces of upheavals become more impressive when one moves a little higher, when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges. There are still plenty of shell layers. We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones. -Georges Cuvier

In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively. -Gene Tunney

Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain. -Gene Tunney

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar. -Gene Tunney

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that. -Erykah Badu

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward. -Charles Babbage

I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents. -David Bowie

Let us hope that for many it does mean the end of trouble so far as earning a livelihood is concerned, that it means happy and comfortable home living honestly earned. But there are other troubles ahead for her, and plenty of hard work. -Florenz Ziegfeld

Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries. -Florenz Ziegfeld

During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known. -Frederick Reines

Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power… I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right. -Ida Lupino

In many ways, I think that, while we've been remarkably violent in our media, there's been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we're way more explicit than we've ever been. -Ivan Reitman

When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold, that can write as well as they can perform, you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way. -Ivan Reitman

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted. -Linford Christie

The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks. -Richard Le Gallienne

The work to me is everything, and I would throw every rule overboard and send them to the bottom of the sea tomorrow, if I felt there were a more excellent way. -Thomas John Barnardo

A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death. -Vincent Bugliosi

I think I have the skills. I'm a great judge of talent. I just know basketball. -Tim Hardaway

I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing. -Paul Simon

I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies. -Kirstie Alley

God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is. -Kirstie Alley

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors. -John Turturro

The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best. -Jessica Savitch

I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school. -Francis Ford Coppola

I have reason to be shy. I've been hurt plenty. -Ethel Waters

I'll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. -Ethel Merman

I have plenty of invitations to go places, lots to do. If I'm not working, I go to have my hair taken care of and work at needlepoint. -Ethel Merman

It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost. -Anna Freud

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent. -Gloria Swanson

Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work. -Nat King Cole

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in movies I may have taken a few too soon, too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make another film and to succeed more. -Dabney Coleman

When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em. -Gene Krupa

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent. -Gene Krupa

For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent. -Giacomo Casanova

I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent. -Giacomo Casanova

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late – thoughts both about and not about art. -Gustav Klimt

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone. -Hedda Hopper

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner. -Howard Staunton

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously. -Jacques Lacan

Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us! -Knut Hamsun

For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living, which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few, but to live well belongs to all. -Lactantius

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity. -Margaret Cavendish

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities. -Cesare Lombroso

Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf. -Earl Derr Biggers

See and keep silent. -Francis Walsingham

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis. -James Tobin

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm. -Jelly Roll Morton

Cows, after leaving the low lands near the coast, are found to be plentiful everywhere, and to produce milk in small quantities, from which butter is made. -John Hanning Speke

If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. -Joshua Reynolds

For the amount of talent I had – and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke – I enjoyed a tremendous career. -Perry Como

I worked with the world's greatest talents and then went home to the world's greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life. -Perry Como

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way. -Robert Sheckley

There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire, especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent. Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out. -Robert Sheckley

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius. -Warren Beatty

Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both. -Carroll O'Connor

If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless. -Cass Elliot

I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut. -Garth Brooks

I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level. -John Dyer

We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework. -Joschka Fischer

Detroit is full of talent. -Martha Reeves

I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America. -Roy Ayers

Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas. -Anna Lindh

I was later to receive an excellent first two years' graduate education in the same University and then again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S. on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund. -Chen-Ning Yang

People wait in line to see me, saying there's plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward. -Greg Louganis

Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk. -Kenneth Grahame

Billy Campbell who is… I… truly one of the most talented actors today. -Sela Ward

You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell. -Terry Bradshaw

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later. -Bob Filner

I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent. -Julie Christie

I was born with a natural gift. My mother recognized the talent. -Bernie Worrell

America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist. -Carlisle Floyd

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals. -Clara Zetkin

Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent. -Norman Granz

Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen. -Ron Livingston

I feel great, the prognosis is excellent. -Steven Cojocaru

I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it. -Victor Garber

But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents. -Adam Weishaupt

Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent, with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing to work on strengthening these ties. -Hassanal Bolkiah

The tract through which we passed is generally very good land, with plenty of water; and there, as well as here, the country is neither rocky nor overrun with brush-wood. -Junipero Serra

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents. -Norman Granz

I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type. -Andy Hertzfeld

During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion. -Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons. -Bruce Vento

If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do. -Fred Saberhagen

As farmers or owners, the poor peasants possess a piece of land. The excellent means of transport enables them often to sell their goods. At the very worst they can mostly provide their own food. -Herman Gorter

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty. -John Boyd Orr

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission. -Patrick MacGill

These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable. -Winifred Holtby

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