Best Quotes About Liar

Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars. -Bernard Baruch

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. -Max Planck

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. -Jerome K. Jerome

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

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. -Leo Burnett

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. -William Bernbach

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. -Charles Kennedy

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. -Ernest Renan

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. -Ernest Hemingway

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. -Abraham Lincoln

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. -Ambrose Bierce

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. -Jean Cocteau

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. -Mark Twain

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him. -Blaise Pascal

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new. -William Makepeace Thackeray

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings. -Martin Buber

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

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom. -Wallace Stevens

It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on. -Jack Kerouac

The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic – just one of those unfortunate things. -G. Gordon Liddy

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency – half tiger, half poet. -Yehudi Menuhin

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. -H. L. Mencken

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect. -Anne Edwards

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool. -Robert E. Sherwood

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar. -J. Edgar Hoover

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun. -Alison Lurie

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. -Orison Swett Marden

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance. -Roy Hattersley

I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die. -Judy Garland

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. -Stephen King

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar… Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. -Aldous Huxley

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. -Lewis Hine

We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. -Harold Bloom

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. -Toni Morrison

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. -Don Marquis

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. -Katharine Butler Hathaway

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity. -Honore de Balzac

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. -H. L. Mencken

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. -Will Rogers

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. -I. F. Stone

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. -Anita Brookner

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. -Aesop

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -Lin Yutang

All pitchers are liars or crybabies. -Yogi Berra

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. -Charles de Gaulle

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. -James Agee

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition. -W. H. Auden

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. -Mark Twain

Familiar acts are beautiful through love. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. -George Ball

The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not. -Hillary Clinton

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. -W. Somerset Maugham

It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory. -Quintilian

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. -Diane Arbus

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. -Hannah Arendt

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. -Denis Waitley

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. -Joseph Addison

Might, could, would – they are contemptible auxiliaries. -George Eliot

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. -Robert Green Ingersoll

In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best. -Walter Bagehot

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. -Enid Bagnold

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

Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity. -Remy de Gourmont

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute. -Walter Lippmann

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

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times. -Sigmund Freud

Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident. -Eric Hoffer

Your body must become familiar with its death – in all its possible forms and degrees – as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life. -Dag Hammarskjold

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. -William Hazlitt

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it. -Henry Kissinger

All objects lose by too familiar a view. -John Dryden

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach. -William Ellery Channing

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness, so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds. -Alice Meynell

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything. -Malcolm Muggeridge

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. -Nelson Algren

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name. -A. A. Milne

Success has always been a great liar. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president. -James Carville

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body. -Joe Orton

Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. -Samuel Butler

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement. -Horace

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

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

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. -George Bernard Shaw

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite! -Tennessee Williams

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. -Margaret Mead

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. -Abraham Lincoln

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition. -Cyril Falls

I am what I am and I'm a horrible liar. I can't do it. I'm just very candid. -Pamela Anderson

The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places. -Bryant H. McGill

There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life; some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures. -Bryant H. McGill

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. -Tim Allen

The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. -Leo Burnett

A liar should have a good memory. -Quintilian

I like to grow as an actor, and you can do that by playing parts that are unfamiliar to you and uncomfortable. -David Schwimmer

I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity. -Edward Gorey

All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art. -Clive Bell

It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with. -Trace Adkins

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

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness. -Ouida

You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused. -Eliot Ness

To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, 'cause some strange things happen. I've seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life. -Tobey Maguire

At first, it's unfamiliar, then it strikes root. -Fernando Pessoa

I live and love in God's peculiar light. -Michelangelo

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. -Tom Wolfe

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen. -Maimonides

I've been called the Women's Auxiliary of the Brat Pack. -Molly Ringwald

The only people who make love all the time are liars. -Louis Jordan

Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life. -bell hooks

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now. -John Ritter

What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy. -Arthur Hertzberg

People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement. -Kenneth Williams

It is a peculiar art form, but I think it's a necessary art form – and I do believe it's a noble art form. -Paul Conrad

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. -Alan Cohen

Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity. -Campbell Scott

I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don't necessarily read in script form anything like as well as they can do when it comes to materialising. -John Hurt

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

If you've really loved a book, or a movie for that matter, really loved it, what you want is that same book again, but as if you've never read it. And when you get something unfamiliar, you feel betrayed. -Michael Cunningham

Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking. -James L. Farmer, Jr.

I believe that the capital of the Republic of Albania is a suitable venue for discussing the dialogue among religions and civilizations, notably in the countries of South East Europe, because we are well familiar with this country's track record of religious tolerance. -Georgi Parvanov

Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the chair in your living room that no one sits in? -Nicholson Baker

Because it is my second season with the team, no time has been wasted in getting to know the people I'm working with. I am aware of what the team is capable of and how the organisation works, and they are familiar with what makes me tick. -Damon Hill

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. -Nelson Goodman

On some peculiar pigmented cells found in two mosquitoes fed on malarial. -Ronald Ross

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods – we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true. -David D. Burns

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced. -Terence McKenna

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense. -Boris Spassky

You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency. -Timothy White

German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture. -Cecilia Bartoli

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

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth. -Susanna Moodie

Many, many composers have only found their way to a certain form, through familiarizing themselves with texts. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you. -James Galway

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom. -James Galway

During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions. -Jean Piaget

The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching. -Jean Piaget

I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh. -Catherine Crowe

I'd be a liar if I said I had a normal family. -Edward Furlong

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. -Max Planck

I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could. -John James Audubon

There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar, as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling. -Peter Banks

Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression. -Brent Scowcroft

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead. -Brent Scowcroft

Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that. -David Naughton

The intolerance of the Middle, and even later, Ages, is a fact all too familiar to every one. -Ethan A. Hitchcock

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend. -David Trimble

John Brown's effort was peculiar. It was not a slave insurrection. -George Haven Putnam

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

We're a nation of liars. But I mean that in the kindest sense. -Neil Cavuto

The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them. -John Desmond Bernal

We're playing strip billiards. -Roger Vadim

I don't think the process was successful and should be inspected closer. I am not afraid to say I am not familiar with the entire process, so before commenting further I would have to study the process more in depth. -Vincent Frank

Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories. -Daniel Keys Moran

Although we love the idea of choice – our culture almost worships it – we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable. -Hugh Mackay

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA. -Stanley Crouch

Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world. -Gavin Newsom

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming. -Jeffery Deaver

Rule one: Write about settings you're familiar with. -Jeffery Deaver

Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with. -Jeffery Deaver

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case. -Albert Claude

I met the guys through a friend of a friend, and their former drummer had quit. I wasn't too familiar with the Chili Peppers before that, so I joined at the end of 88' and we finished recording Mother's Milk at the end of 89', next thing I know I'm in Spin with a sock. -Chad Smith

The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors. -Cole Younger

'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing. It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want, but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through, personally. -Jon Crosby

Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration. -Richard V. Allen

If someone wrote it and it had a peculiar twist, I've read it. -Dean Koontz

I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands… something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness. -Alex North

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels. -Andy Goldsworthy

As the treaty made with the United States was the first treaty entered into by your country with other countries, therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness. -Townsend Harris

Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good. -Susie Bright

It always feels good to come back here. I love New York… it's just nice to see a lot of familiar faces. -Latrell Sprewell

I've never seen anything like it since. Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot of European players came and played in our league so we were more familiar with them. -Marcel Dionne

At first my publisher had reservations about publishing it in the form you are familiar with. -Orhan Pamuk

This substance, which is manifold in its forms and protean in its transformations, has, in its state of living matter, one physiological name which has become familiar, that of protoplasm. -Asa Gray

Things change and work changes. Right now I like the idea of enveloping a space and getting messages across that connect to the world in ways that seem familiar but are different. -Barbara Kruger

And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family. -Patricia Ireland

I'm sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular. -Mick Taylor

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard. -Dick Dale

And, more important, none of Paul's music feels unfamiliar to me. -Ednita Nazario

I had never auditioned for Broadway – any play – and I was not familiar with what you're supposed to do. -Ednita Nazario

It seems important to find ways of reminding ourselves that most 'familiarity' is meditated and delusive. -David Foster Wallace

They sent me the script and I thought that there was something very appealing and funny about it. Also, I was familiar with Mike Myers' work in Saturday Night Live, but I did not know the extent to which he would make this creation. -Michael York

I'm trying to go over my lines. I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms. I didn't quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar. That's about all I remember. -Dick York

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein… scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function. -Frederick Pollock

Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news. -David Chalmers

I ended up performing on a full time basis and I never got to Julliard at all. -Tom Glazer

What birds can have their bills more peculiarly formed than the ibis, the spoonbill, and the heron? -Alfred Russel Wallace

I'd rather not have anything than be a liar. -Alicia Keys

I am determined to hold on as long as possible, but if I should disappear, I should not have had the time to familiarize my successors with the necessary information. -Jean Moulin

In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them. -Michael Behe

When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth. -William H. Hunt

Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority. -Robert Creeley

I had to make a change. It was no slight on my staff either. We'd all been at Boro for seven years. But certain players had got too familiar with the set-up. I had to turn it round. Terry was the one man I could think of to do it. So I went for him. -Bryan Robson

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything. -Chuck Klosterman

Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus – as a writer myself – I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite. -Chuck Klosterman

Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed space in such a way that they noticed something peculiar – and they had the ability to investigate it. -Dwight Schultz

We used to speak familiarly of an agent, now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence, and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new. -George Combe

Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges. -Jo Bonner

Walt put everything he knew about communication with images into the park, so it was very familiar. -John Hench

The Kiss scene was attempted three times. The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong. -Madeleine Stowe

On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets, and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees into which East Pakistani refugees had fled, seeking safety over the Indian border. -Jhumpa Lahiri

It was determined, as shown in the report of the Commission, which I can read to you, but I know you are familiar with the report. It states there was disagreement on this issue, particularly as the subject was debated, that there were different opinions about it. -John Sherman Cooper

The original judgment of the FBI, the Secret Service, and the CIA was that there were three shots. I don't think that convinced us except as a statement by people, many of them who were familiar with ballistics. This question troubled me greatly. -John Sherman Cooper

I try to get to those peculiar and particular things that you never think of to say. -Carly Simon

My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt. -Chaka Khan

I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity. -Debbie Reynolds

I was familiar with that and 'Rio Bravo.' 'Rio Bravo' was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time. -John Leguizamo

I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again. -Kevin Costner

Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while. -Anna Magnani

The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I don't think politicians should be allowed into power who are not familiar with their bodies, because that's where our bottom line is. And I know that they would make totally different decisions if they felt responsible simply for their own bodies. -Twyla Tharp

When you direct your first film, you always start by telling stories that you are familiar with. -Sophie Marceau

I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child. -Tea Leoni

The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, – is fine wool. -Charles Sturt

C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it, like many other successful things, has a certain unity of approach that stems from development in a small group. -Dennis Ritchie

Gypsy was the name my brother gave a pet turtle he had. I always thought it was so peculiar. -Joel Hodgson

You're talking to someone who has been married to various people for the last 40 years of her life. Dating is not really something familiar. I've never really been a dater. -Stockard Channing

For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency – their familiar characteristic spectra – and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta. -Johannes Stark

The most common and most important result of them is that the nature and size of the effect on corresponding series of different elements are largely an expression of the peculiarity of their atomic structure – or, at least, of the structure of the surface. -Johannes Stark

If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection. -Marc Newson

I don't buy the tabloids, but you're surrounded by it all and people tell you things they've read. I'd be sitting on a train looking over someone's shoulder and thinking: That's familiar… oh my God, it's me. -Francesca Annis

Being ill like this combines shock – this time I will die – with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself. -Harold Brodkey

For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording. -Duncan Sheik

When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant. -William Scranton

I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control. -Margaret J. Wheatley

For me, this is a familiar image – people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions. -Margaret J. Wheatley

But to the slave mother New Year's day comes laden with peculiar sorrows. She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children who may all be torn from her the next morning; and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea. -Charles Lyell

Groupies to me, were people who followed you around. Familiar faces who were always there, asking for autographs. We have more of those now, but they're not sexual. -Davy Jones

The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses. -Ernst Mach

I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it's always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity. -David Knopfler

Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them. -George Henry Lewes

We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon. -Alex Campbell

After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess. -Carol P. Christ

There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1. sex sells; 2. if it bleeds it leads. -Armstrong Williams

You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter. -Gilbert White

I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage, but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera. -Kevin Richardson

The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses. -Johannes P. Muller

My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing. -Brian Eno

I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned. -Jacques Derrida

Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe. -Lester B. Pearson

The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is to say, to its type and peculiarities. -Paracelsus

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar, and difficult to appreciate. -Peter D. Mitchell

What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy. -Samuel Alexander

When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it's a very special thing. What's familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn't happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they're suddenly together. -Alfre Woodard

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men. -Georg Simmel

Any change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar. -Nicolas Roeg

But in marketing, the familiar is everything, and that is controlled by the studio. That is reaching its apogee now. -Nicolas Roeg

When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century. -Satyajit Ray

Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon of prices resulting from capitalist competition. -Rudolf Hilferding

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up, let alone kick the ball. -Fred Frith

Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed political objectives to conquer power. This is what distinguishes them from terrorists. -Jurgen Habermas

I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse. -Juan Manuel Fangio

On the basis of the familiar experience that that which is learned with difficulty is better retained, it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect from the greater number of repetitions. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet. He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings, instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction. That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done. -Joe Shuster

When you do interviews, you have to talk about yourself – and I like to find out about other people. I am so familiar with everything that I do. I've said it over and over again. I think it is boring. -Johnny Mathis

Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours. -Lascelles Abercrombie

Some of the newer folks in the industry, I'm not sure they are familiar with the term acting. They don't understand what it means to play a character rather than just be a personality. -Kathleen Quinlan

Spreading out the particle into a string is a step in the direction of making everything we're familiar with fuzzy. You enter a completely new world where things aren't at all what you're used to. -Edward Witten

He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him. -Henry Villard

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up. -Herb Ritts

In Dreams… well, I was slightly overcompensating with that. I was a bit like a director for hire, so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it. -Neil Jordan

I'm a bad liar; I don't know what to say backstage. -Uta Hagen

I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. -Bernie Worrell

There's some familiarity in Celtic music, even if you've never heard that piece of music before. -Nobuo Uematsu

My parents were second cousins. That is enough to explain all of my peculiarities. -Sargent Shriver

The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force. -Otto Schily

People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science. -John Polkinghorne

From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I've sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven't been familiar with before. -Terence Stamp

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision… is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive. -Barbara Deming

I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things. -Billy Sunday

The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. -Billy Sunday

Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism. -Elihu Root

I'd been familiar with comics, and I'd collected 'em when I was a kid, but after I got into junior high school, there wasn't much I was interested in. -Harvey Pekar

Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I'm as bald as a billiard ball! -James Taylor

Tick is a cartoon character, I don't know if you're familiar with him. This is the third step in his evolution. Comic book to cartoon to, now, live-action. -Patrick Warburton

The Western genre is certainly something with which I'm familiar. -Keith Carradine

But we're very much an American band and that's that. I think that's part of the appeal outside of this country and it might be part of the reason people turned away from us within this country, because familiarity breeds contempt. -Michael Stipe

I don't see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it's unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music. -Peter Maxwell Davies

Like anyone who goes to college, you're leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you're starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting. -Jason Biggs

My father who in this case was an obsessive life-long storyteller, and by a very peculiar trick of my father's. My father would tell a very, very long story, and the punch line would be in Yiddish. -Stephen Greenblatt

There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs. -Wayne Coyne

I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though. -Natalie Imbruglia

Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names. -Mary Hunter Austin

In particular, this arm has 7 degrees-of-freedom that makes the overall motion of the arm very complex so that, before you start driving the arm, you should be very familiar with all the position it can get. -Umberto Guidoni

I thought it was something peculiar to me. I thought I was abnormal. -Louise Brown

I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar. -Kenneth Branagh

There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea. -Barbara Amiel

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population – even to a lot of Americans. -Ang Lee

The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with. -Robert Quine

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age, La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives a peculiar tone to his work. -Lytton Strachey

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved, indeed, many triumphs; but their great, their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought. -Lytton Strachey

I got into Julliard on almost a full scholarship. -Christine Baranski

You don't have to be peculiar to find God. -Evelyn Underhill

It was real Cheyenne. I would get the translations the night before, but it was very difficult because it was not like any other language you would be familiar with. -Joe Lando

It may well be said that the answer to the question: Of what do the cosmic rays in fact consist before they produce their familiar secondary radiation phenomena in the earth's atmosphere? can only be obtained from numerous measurements in the stratosphere. -Victor Francis Hess

I'm not very interested in charting a day-to-day familiar reality. I'm always looking for territory in which to explore the BIG subjects, the life-or-death stories. -Rose Tremain

Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it. -Robert Rauschenberg

We have such a long, familiar history with Peter Falk. The minute his mug is on that screen people smile. -Paul Reiser

This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view. -Josiah Royce

I would be a liar if I said it wouldn't be lovely and soothing – that's the word – to have a hit single or a hit album. -Mel Torme

The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South. -James Weldon Johnson

Cultivating literature as I do upon a little oatmeal, and driving, when in a position to be driven at all, in that humble vehicle, the 'bus, I have had, perhaps, exceptional opportunities for observing their mutual position and behaviour; and it is very peculiar. -James Payn

I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could – with 100 per cent certainty – know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were. -Hans Blix

Part of the problem is when we bring in a new technology we expect it to be perfect in a way that we don't expect the world that we're familiar with to be perfect. -Esther Dyson

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars. -Arthur Hugh Clough

And that because the moving parts are a million times smaller than the ones we're familiar with, they move a million times faster, just as a smaller tuning fork produces a higher pitch than a large one. -K. Eric Drexler

Each one of us has to take responsibility for reality, and present it so that kids will grow up familiar with that and say, OK. I've seen that before. I'm not afraid of it. -Thuy Trang

One thing that hasn't changed, though, is that we still have to hear the new ad 2 or 3 times before it begins to affect us, even when we're already familiar with the advertiser in question and have a positive opinion of them. -Roy H. Williams

You know, this is really a way of cooking. It's not my way. I'm deeply influenced by the Mediterranean way of being. I've spent a lot of time there. And I've sort of translated it; I've tried to make it available to people in this country to whom it might not be familiar. -Sally Schneider

There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be. -David Antin

Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. -Alphonsus Liguori

Usually when someone says a thing is too simple, they're saying that certain familiar things aren't there, and they're seeing a couple maybe that are left, which they count as a couple, that's all. -Donald Judd

I think there was a sense that the impact was being lost because the audience was so familiar with the form. You combine that with people's attention spans, which are clearly conditioned to be shorter now, and there's a need to vary the paradigm. -Jim Lampley

The city has become a serious menace to our civilization… It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant. -Josiah Strong

I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn't even give me one because I didn't have my high school graduation. -Maureen Forrester

No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects. -Piers Anthony

Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil. -Robert Anton Wilson

It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong. -Stephen Fry

Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment. -Isaac Barrow

As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That's been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance. -Robert Redford

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest. -Simon Newcomb

At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life. -Jessica Lange

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning. -Naguib Mahfouz

The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means. -Thomas Malthus

The news appeals to the same jaded appetite that makes a child tire of a toy as soon as it becomes familiar and demand a new one in its place. -Christopher Lasch

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine. My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the scriptures and with rabbinic literature. This is the way we live. -Herman Wouk

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel. -James Dickey

I was a good liar as a child. -Gillian Anderson

I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business. -Christopher Walken

The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race. -Goldwin Smith

I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything. -Harvey Fierstein

But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it. -Ian Hamilton Finlay

He never admitted anything, even on his deathbed. He was a deluded liar. If it weren't for my father, I don't think I would be so open. So that's a huge blessing. -Anne Heche

I'm not familiar with the metric system. -Patton Oswalt

Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again. -Philip Guston

Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought. -Marlo Thomas

I believe I am a person with unusual talents. I think I'd be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that. -Joshua Lederberg

We are familiar with terrorism. But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new. -Gijs de Vries

A couple of people thought I looked familiar, but it was like, No. -Pras Michel

At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being. -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The Self-Educated are marked by stubborn peculiarities. -Isaac D'Israeli

Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century. -John McGahern

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble body has a peculiar flavor, like none other. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is celebrated each May, and becomes a chance for our Nation to become more familiar with the effects of this disease, and about the preventable steps that we can take to deal with it. -Lois Capps

If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics. -Lajos Kossuth

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike. -Ray Stannard Baker

I would like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days. -Bjork

Admiration and familiarity are strangers. -George Sand

You who speak languages, you are such liars. -Orson Scott Card

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. -J. D. Salinger

Great liars are also great magicians. -Adolf Hitler

Familiarity breeds contempt. -Aesop

A liar is always lavish of oaths. -Pierre Corneille

Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will. -G. Stanley Hall

Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event. -George Gissing

'Let God be true but every man a liar' is the language of true faith. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'. -David Hume

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect. -Lionel Trilling

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. -Marshall McLuhan

Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for. -John Henry Newman

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. -William Shenstone

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. -Charles Peguy

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. -Hippocrates

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity. -Saskya Pandita

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure. -Christopher Lasch

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature. -Thorstein Veblen

Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both. -Anderson Cooper

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. -I. F. Stone

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. -Barbara Bush

I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days – All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. -Charles Lamb

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality. -Florence Nightingale

The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius. -Guy de Maupassant

There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs. -William Osler

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy. -Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it. -Alfred Adler

Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise. -Mason Cooley

There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him. -Henry Miller

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it. -Guru Nanak

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. -Fred Rogers

Few men have been admired of their familiars. -Michel de Montaigne

He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. -Sophocles

Love is a peculiar thing. -Georg Buchner

It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of any particular vocal phrase. Each voice has its peculiarities. -Anton Seidl

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples. -Willard Van Orman Quine

Let every man be true and every god a liar. -Samuel Butler

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life. -Henry Miller

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. -Charles Baudelaire

Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

Fidelity – a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed. -Ambrose Bierce

What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits. -William S. Burroughs

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition. -Adam Smith

I don't debate with liars. -Evo Morales

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought. -William Ellery Channing

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education. -Angelina Grimke

When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word. -Charles D. Broad

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. -Thomas Mann

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading. -John Updike

The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists. -Logan Pearsall Smith

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location. -Flannery O'Connor

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist. -Georges Seurat

I'm getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls. I think any guy who says 'I've never had an awkward moment with a girl' is a liar. -Daniel Radcliffe

Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. -Mira Nair

To my fellow nominees, whoever they are – I'm not that familiar with their work – I just want to say, there's always next year – except, you know, for Ray Romano . -Tony Shalhoub

To make it more familiar to me, I ended up treating my swordplay scenes like choreography. So it was, 'One and two and three and four and five, and turn and step and down and up and lunge.' -Catherine Zeta-Jones

It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar. -Greg LeMond

I love women, but I feel like you can't trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog's name. Then I said, 'Does he bite?' She said, 'No.' And I said, 'Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?' Liar. -Demetri Martin

London is my home… I know what's right and wrong here, and it's nice to have somewhere familiar to go back to. -Jude Law

I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that's too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly. -Rihanna

The chemotherapy was very peculiar, something that makes you feel much worse than the cancer itself, a very nasty thing. I used to go to treatment on my own, and nearly everybody else was with somebody. I wouldn't have liked that. Why would you want to make anybody sit in those places? -Maggie Smith

You could say I'm a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles. Does that make sense? -Imelda Staunton

Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. So I'm very familiar with the Beatles; Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool. -Christina Ricci

I like women, but you can't always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog's name and then I asked, 'Does he bite?' and she said, 'No.' And I said, 'So how does he eat?' Liar! -Demetri Martin

You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you're ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you're working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there's just nothing there. -Ed Helms

It's good to know you're working for someone you're familiar with, who's a friend and he has your back and you have his back also. -Chili Davis

There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa. -Carol Alt

Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming. -Scott Baio

As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played. -Ross MacDonald

The first couple of pictures I wrote and directed were dreadful, because I was dealing in worlds that were not familiar to me, and writing about fantasy. They were just not anything I was really connected to. -Emilio Estevez

As a child I was a great liar. Fortunately my mother liked my lies. I promised her marvelous things. -Gunter Grass

The reason I did the book about holidays is that you're a different person on holiday. You're sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, knocking about with people you've never met and for 10 days you're someone else. You're out of your comfortable zone. -Karl Pilkington

When I first met Big, we were both at a 'Bad Boy' family photo shoot. I was kind of familiar with the name Biggie Smalls, but I really wasn't that much into hip-hop at the time, so I really didn't know that was him. He said he didn't even know I was an artist on 'Bad Boy.' -Faith Evans

I'm really fascinated with anything that takes place between the 1920s up through the 1960s. In some ways it feels familiar, and in other ways it feels like it's from another planet. -Colin Hanks

My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio. -Jessica Sanchez

As an actress for most of my life, I am profoundly familiar with poverty. -Martha Plimpton

Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don't tell their real parents about that – you don't want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar. -Maurice Sendak

There is nothing far-fetched about disappointment as a subject for comedy. It's something we are all too familiar with. -Martin Freeman

Anyone who watches a lot of television, or listens to pop music, is familiar with a certain vision of America. If not exactly colorblind, this America is one in which different races easily interact, in which a white person might have an Asian boss, Hispanic stepson, or African-American frenemy. -Wesley Morris

I'm pretty horrible at relationships and haven't been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay. -Carrie Brownstein

As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell the truth. He can read the book. He knows if I exaggerated or if I didn't. My son is forever gonna believe that I'm an honest person or I'm a liar by what I wrote in that book, because he can read. -Todd Burpo

The anti-apartheid prisoners on the island, like so many in every age and nation, found that Shakespeare had a peculiar ability to gentle their condition. They used to gather clandestinely to read the plays; on one occasion, the book was passed around for each man to mark his favourite lines. -Daniel Hannan

The notion of getting under the hood and explaining how something works, that's fairly familiar territory to me. -Scott McCloud

I grew up watching a lot of American television and so the American sound has been in my psyche somehow for a long time and is quite familiar and so that does make it easier. -Toni Collette

A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It's more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together. -Madeleine Albright

The Israeli accent wasn't one that I was overly familiar with so had to learn from scratch but I was very fortunate I had the right amount of time. -Eric Bana

I should have never allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was. -Eric Massa

There are people, particularly in the United States with which I am most familiar, who would say how ironic that Tehran would be the sponsor of an anti-terrorism conference, because there are people who say that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. -Cynthia McKinney

I've earned all these years on my face. I don't want to be a liar if in five or 10 years I do get some Botox, but needles in the face scare me, so I don't really know if I am ever going to do that. -Valerie Bertinelli

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue – but I would argue it nevertheless – that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music – both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing – is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another. -A. N. Wilson

Somehow credibility comes into play if you do things that are too familiar. -Rickie Lee Jones

I think every little girl is fascinated with mermaids whether you are familiar with 'Splash' or 'Little Mermaid' or things like that. I did remember the film but I didn't watch it going into 'Aquamarine.' -JoJo

Only in acting I'm going by Joanna JoJo Levesque. In singing, just JoJo. But the reason we wanted to go with JoJo Levesque is most people know me as JoJo. People that are familiar with me would still be like, 'Oh, that's JoJo.' -JoJo

We do participate in the government programs, like probably 95 percent of farmers do. People who aren't familiar with the agriculture industry, you know, try and make that look like something exceptional. -Vicky Hartzler

Belief is a very peculiar thing: we tend to put more store in a belief we like than a fact we hate. -Stephen Tobolowsky

My parents must have done a great job. Anytime I wanted to pursue something that they weren't familiar with, that was not part of their lifestyle, they let me go ahead and do it. -Sally Ride

Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life. -A. N. Wilson

I've got a very peculiar sort of fame, based on being on the telly. It doesn't mean you have the lifestyle people expect. -Ian Hislop

That Hollywood thing, where everybody hugs and kisses everybody else – I always stiffen. It's an assumed familiarity. It's phony. -Jennifer Tilly

At 24, my head was as shiny as a cue ball on a billiard table. I naturally thought this meant curtains. Actually, I found it helped. When I was too young to play real character parts, they mistook me for older because of the bald noggin. I got juicy roles right from the start. -Frank Cady

Let me tell you this, if I had wanted to have a library of audio and videotapes of Bill Clinton, I could have had that. And after I was accused of being a liar, I wished that I had of. -Gennifer Flowers

I have never lied about my relationship with Bill Clinton. The only proven liar, at this point, and the only admitted liar, is Bill Clinton; not Gennifer Flowers, not Kathleen Willey, not Paula Jones and not Monica Lewinsky, at this point. He is the only proven liar. -Gennifer Flowers

I think its rather peculiar. It's not in keeping with our founding documents, our founding vision. But I'd guess you'd have to ask the Obama administration why they purged all this language from their platform. There sure is a lot of mention of government, so I guess I would put the onus on them to answer why they did all these purges of God. -Paul Ryan

I read a lot of scripts and so many are clearly a knockoff of one familiar genre or another. -Edward Norton

When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you're looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you're beginning to see the Earth evolve. -Gene Cernan

The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels. -Tim Allen

Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is 'not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.' That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House. -Jesse Jackson

But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross. -Bono

It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That's why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar. -David Attenborough

To be a liar, you've got to have a great memory, and I don't have a memory. -Ozzy Osbourne

I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. -Ursula K. Le Guin

My hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar. I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage. -Sonia Sotomayor

I'm not a liar. -Marion Cotillard

There are so many images pushed at women and so many ideas of what you're supposed to be. I think there's too much of this superwoman, this woman with a bottom like two billiard balls. There's no real celebration of just being a person. -Helen Fielding

I once called the head of a network a liar. In hindsight, I should have called him an incompetent liar. -Steven Levitan

For me, the peculiar qualities of faith are a logical outcome of this level of biological organization. -E. O. Wilson

Don't be so familiar and so much into the details. Keep people dreaming. Close the window, and make them wonder. -Celine Dion

I'm interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives. -Anthony Hopkins

I'm a really bad liar. -Daniel Craig

A globalized world is by now a familiar fact of life. Building walls or moats may sound appealing, but the future belongs to those who tend to their people and then boldly engage the rest of the world, near and far. -Jon Meacham

I come from a political family. My father was a freedom fighter. He was a prominent leader of the locality and member of the Congress party. He spent 10 years in British prisons. In the evening, in our living room, the only subject we used to discuss was politics. So politics was not unfamiliar to me. -Pranab Mukherjee

All writers are liars. They twist events to suit themselves. They make use of their own tragedies to make a better story… They are terrible people. -Nina Bawden

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words – and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions. -Sidney Poitier

I have one major problem with the internet: It's full of liars. There doesn't seem to be any way to answer to people lying about you. -John Lydon

I'm familiar with that feeling of silence that comes with a very imminent catastrophe, when you know you have absolutely no control over a situation. -Dave Matthews

When you write for very young children what they want is something familiar and safe and stereotyped. -Helena Bonham Carter

England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly. -Daniel Radcliffe

I don't think there's anything they can say about me that I haven't said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other; we have fun together – it's great. -Mary J. Blige

Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician. -Janice Dickinson

The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. -Joan Didion

These days I'm mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese – which means my friends. -Ang Lee

Sometimes I know the meaning of a word but am tired of it and feel the need for an unfamiliar, especially precise or poetic term, perhaps one with a nuance that flatters my readership's exquisite sensitivity. -William Safire

A reader ought to be able to hold it and become familiar with its organized contents and make it a mind's manageable companion. -William Safire

Varese, Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, Leger, Gleizes, Severini, Villon, Duchamp, Duchamp-Villon, Marie Laurencin, Cocteau and many others were to me household names in the literal sense – names of familiar figures around the house. -Jacques Barzun

As we divest ourselves of once familiar physical objects – digitize and dematerialize – we approach a 'Star Trek' future in which everything can be accessed from the fourth dimension with a few clicks or terse audibles. -James Wolcott

Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom – it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations – but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective. -James Wolcott

In the voyeurism of Reality TV, the viewer's passivity is kept intact, pampered and massaged and force-fed Chicken McNuggets of carefully edited snippets that permit him or her to sit in easy judgment and feel superior at watching familiar strangers make fools of themselves. Reality TV looks in only one direction: down. -James Wolcott

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian would have left little more than lipstick stains in their passing had it not been for the sex videos that lofted them into reality-TV notoriety. Once notoriety has warmed into familiarity, celebrity itself becomes one big 'Brady Bunch' reunion, or a therapy session with Dr. Drew. -James Wolcott

I am involved with 'Write Girl,' which is such a great organization, because they go into inner city schools and work with underprivileged girls to pair them up with other writers. And it gets them learning to express themselves and become familiar with their own voice. They have a 100% success ratio getting those girls into college. -Melissa Rosenberg

Playing football and rugby is the Samoan sport. It's part of the conversation at church. It's part of the conversation in their barbershops, in the grocery stores. It's what everyone is aware of and familiar with. They take a lot of pride in the beating you can take in the course of that sport. -Junior Seau

There are really two types of laughter on the part of the spectator. There is the laughter of recognition – which means seeing things you're familiar with and laughing at yourself. But there's also hysterical laughter – a way of dealing with the things we see that upset us. -Michael Haneke

Hollywood has its own way of telling stories. I was just telling stories that I was familiar with. And it's what I want to do in the future: I want to take my audio cinema and put it on the screen. -Ice T

When I've tried to reinvent the wheel, I get bashed for not doing the familiar things. -Billy Corgan

There are people who cannot forget, as neither do I, the lesson of the years of the Indochina War. Which was, first, that the state is capable of being a murderer. A mass murderer, and a conspirator and a liar. -Christopher Hitchens

I think Led Zeppelin must have worn some of the most peculiar clothing that men had ever been seen to wear without cracking a smile. -Robert Plant

I call it sacred geometry. When everything's just right and it feels really balanced, so that when it unfolds to the next part, you feel totally familiar and at ease within the song. -Jason Mraz

Well, I think any actor can probably identify with being a professional liar. You don't always look at yourself that way, but I know a lot of days I do. -John Cusack

What an amazing opportunity to do something like direct a movie and step out of your creative comfort zone and yet do something that is also so familiar at the same time. I was also just excited to have the chance to direct, which I may never get to do again. -Georgina Chapman

I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards. -Yani Tseng

I once had a dream and this one familiar god, who was probably one of my master teachers, said, 'You should not worry about being on the charts. That's not important.' -Nina Hagen

I think anybody who bets on horses and says they win is probably a liar. -Clive Owen

Honestly, I am always shocked when I see myself in the mirror because I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 getting off the plane to go to Juilliard in New York. -Elizabeth McGovern

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

There seems to be a peculiar kind of clamor for comics. And I'm not sure how much a part of reality that is. I think partly it's based on some idea that comics are what everybody wants to read – and I don't think that's the case. -Chris Ware

I think I was probably always a liar; I just get paid for it now. -Jason Isaacs

New York is great, but I miss L.A. – I feel like there was something exotic about L.A. that I kind of underestimated at the time. It was very unfamiliar to me. -Emily Mortimer

I'm a really rotten liar. Generally, if I've tried to pull off a lie, it hasn't worked out to my advantage. -Brittany Murphy

Horror will always be there, it always comes back, it's a familiar genre that some people, not everyone – it's sort of the cinema anchovies. You either like it or you don't. -George A. Romero

I can't really make fun of zombies. They're not liars. They're not cheats. -George A. Romero

I could play it safe by recording songs that are familiar, but am I expanding myself as an artist by doing covers? It's a catch-22. It's called show business: The word 'business' is in it, and you've got to be a businessman. But then again, you have to be true to yourself as an artist. -Donny Osmond

The crew members for 'The Price Is Right' at night are the same guys who work 'Y&R' during the day. It's even in the same studio. I've been in the place for 15 years. So all the faces at 'The Price Is Right' are familiar. -Doug Davidson

Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that. -Antonio Banderas

I went to Julliard and we did a lot of mask work there, and I remember thinking in class, 'When am I ever going to use this?' -Benjamin Walker

I'm not really all that familiar with comic book culture. -Christoph Waltz

My son is very into music and really familiar with my voice. -Jennifer Hudson

I'm see-through. And I'm the worst liar of all time. -Jessica Simpson

Film is such a bizarre vehicle for acting. It's such a bizarre experience. I don't think you ever really get familiar with it. If you do get familiar with it, you're probably not that good anymore. -Liev Schreiber

When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe. -M. Night Shyamalan

I was a book editor for nine years. I'm familiar with the opposite experience, bracing myself for the likelihood that no one would want to publish my book. -Karen Thompson Walker

The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt. -Jonathan Sacks

I've learned in my life that it's important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you're not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow you to see what you can do. -J. R. Martinez

What I do believe is theatre is a medium with a peculiar ability to air vital issues. -Samuel West

Let me get you to understand I don't bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative and I don't stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest. -NeNe Leakes

The Beat Generation – that term is even more familiar now, even more than say the '70s. Hype is built and established and people link it back to a certain generation, in this case the '40s and '50s. Now everyone knows that that group was the Beat Generation. -Garrett Hedlund

I went to Julliard where they use a lot of voice and speech exercises. -Lynn Collins

I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there. -Lynn Collins

At Julliard we had some voice classes. It was really just so you could carry a tune. It always just helps with your speaking voice also, when you connect your diaphragm and your breath. -Wendell Pierce

California club pop chirper Dev's debut is as stark as it is sweet. This is owed partly to the casually giddy lightness of her talk-singing – familiar from her slizzered 2010 cameo on Far East Movement's smash 'Like a G6,' and around-the way-girl frisky like 1980s Latin freestyle. -Chuck Eddy

I had gone to the bookstore, and while I hadn't bought any books on how to write a screenplay, I'd bought a couple of scripts so I could see how the formatting works. I just needed to know how a Hollywood screenplay looked on the page, which was something I was totally unfamiliar with. -Diablo Cody

I'm a private victim of a peculiar household. -Anthony Horowitz

When I've had hard times in my life, the one thing about being in TV is that it's positive. I withdrew to 'Cheers,' it was familiar in that it was family. It had a kind of realistic positiveness to it. -Bruno Heller

I really wanted to do plays since I was a little girl. I wanted to go to Juilliard and to learn, but then I really fell in love with doing film and television along the way. -Elizabeth Reaser

I have a huge span of fans, some who know all my radio songs and are familiar with my popular stuff and then some who have their own personal favorites. When I do my show, I try to take into consideration all those people. -Wiz Khalifa

The music that I've had out so far was obviously very pop, but when I signed with Hollywood Records, I was like, 'I know that's the music you're familiar with, but that's not what I want to sing. I want to do country.' They were on board with it! -Lucy Hale

My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten. I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I'm a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there's a safety in that. -Alison Sweeney

I don't put myself out there, so people aren't necessarily familiar with me or my face. -Mary-Louise Parker

I didn't go to theater school. I didn't go to Julliard. But I've lived a lot. I've seen a lot. I feel like that makes up for a little bit. -Minka Kelly

I went to school. I went to Juilliard. You spend 13 hours a day on voice and speech. Now I realize why. -Jennifer Carpenter

One of the things I've started doing lately is tracking my dreams. I feel like there's a lot of information there and you can really bring those emotions to the situations that may feel mundane or familiar. That gives them new life and gives you a new relationship with it – if that makes any sort of sense. -Jennifer Carpenter

Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in 'Soldier's Girl.' -Lee Pace

In an interesting inversion of status, the reigning breed in the dog park these days is the really-oddball-unidentifiable-mixed-breed-mutt-found-wandering-the-street or its equivalent. The stranger the mutt the better; the more peculiar the circumstance of it coming into your life, the better. -Susan Orlean

To connect with the characters, you need to connect with the world. If the world feels vaguely familiar, I believe the characters will feel relatable. -Shawn Levy

Of course, the plea for respect for nonhuman life goes far beyond the scientific delight of familiarity with our planet mates. The nonhuman forms of life with which we 6,000 million talking, upright apes share this finite planet are directly or indirectly connected to our well-being. -Lynn Margulis

I am trained, and I did do 'The Nutcracker' in its right form, but at the time, they told me I was black and I'd never be in 'Swan Lake.' I went through all those prejudices in the ballet community, and I still emerged wonderfully trained and found my way to Alvin Ailey where there were familiar faces. -Laurieann Gibson

I grew up listening to Jay-Z, and I think the first time I really became obsessed with learning and thinking about lyrics was when I started listening to rap; I was 11, 12, and started becoming aware of music beyond the familiar. -Ezra Koenig

I think it's quite tough for people like Tom Cruise where you can never really get away from being Tom Cruise in something. You're so familiar to people and people know so much about your life. -Michael Sheen

I really want to bring the message of love that is Islam to people; bring something new to that familiar face. -Youssou N'Dour

A day off after a show with no agenda in a foreign city is about the most fertile creative situation I can imagine. Just walking with nothing to do, killing time and hearing the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar place. -Andrew Bird

At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home. -Anthony Mackie

Do you want to be an actor, or do you want to be a celebrity? I made that decision when I went to Juilliard. I wanted to be an actor. So, if I get the opportunity to be an actor and do some cool, fun and interesting projects, I'm going to do that. -Anthony Mackie

I don't think I could play a character that I couldn't relate to somehow. I'm not unfamiliar with frustration, anger, shame, helplessness and a load of other emotions that make up our psycho-soup. I try to focus on that frustration, that sense of unfairness, and multiply it. -Terry O'Quinn

Somehow, knowing that Alzheimer's is coming mocks all one's aspirations – to tell stories, to think through certain issues as only a novel can do, to be recognised for one's accomplishments and hard work – in a way that old familiar death does not. -Jane Smiley

With horses, familiarity breeds comfort. If you haven't been around horses for a while (or ever), the best thing to do is to go to the racetrack, a horse show, a rodeo, or some other horsey activity, and watch the horses. Familiarize yourself with the way they move and behave themselves. -Jane Smiley

All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture. -Jane Smiley

All my adult life I have been searching for the right adjective to describe my father's peculiarly aggressive comic style. I recently settled on 'defamatory.' -Martin Amis

There is no way in which we can retrospectively erase the Treaty of Vienna or the Great Irish Famine. It is a peculiar feature of human actions that, once performed, they can never be recuperated. What is true of the past will always be true of it. -Terry Eagleton

When I think it's good not to say the truth, I don't say anything. I don't like actors in general, they lie, they are liars, trust me. -Melanie Laurent

I've always been happy just to be working. It doesn't really matter for me how many people are familiar with my name or my picture, or whatever. -Michael Shannon

One trick, known as the journey method or 'memory palace,' is to conjure up a familiar space in the mind's eye, and then populate it with images of whatever it is you want to remember. -Joshua Foer

Some memorizers arbitrarily associate each playing card with a familiar person or object, so that the king of clubs is represented by, say, Tony Danza. The grand masters associate each card with a person, an action, or an object so that every group of three cards can be converted into a sentence. -Joshua Foer

What surprised me about the Oscars was how familiar it was – because you're in the room with all these people that have inspired you from your childhood to adulthood in the film industry. It feels like you've known them all of your life. -Octavia Spencer

In Israel, generally speaking, politics is much more familiar than any other place. We all know each other. -Ehud Barak

I turn on the TV sometimes, start watching something and think: 'This seems quite good, a bit familiar.' Then I realise… It's one of my movies. It's a pretty odd feeling. -Alan Parker

The idea of being a single woman in Hollywood is a very peculiar thing. -Marsha Mason

If humanity was still in the feral state, we wouldn't have any need for these huge conurbations that we have now, that have turned us into a different bunch all together. In the feral state we would be much more secure, much more familiar with each other, much more mentally well-balanced. -Roy Harper

When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before. -Sebastian Junger

Drill everything, mine everything, roll back regulations, tweak the science, expedite permits. Sound familiar? The Republicans offer up more 19th-Century solutions to our 21st-Century energy problems. -Jeff Goodell

Certainly, anyone whom I've witnessed, who has gone through something horrible and life-changing, has a sense of ironic humor, or an ability to look at the peculiarities of the world and find humor in it. -Christopher Heyerdahl

I don't feel proprietary, but I do feel there is a human identity to the borough of Hackney that's quite peculiar. It was always bloody-minded and difficult; it always stood up to central government. -Iain Sinclair

After 'Sesame Street,' it's a hyper-familiar world to me and I have this childlike ability to ignore the fact that I'm talking to scraps of cloth. Every country I go to, I see posters promoting the film in different languages. 'Los Muppets' – I love that! -Feist

Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life – inside your own life, it doesn't feel familiar any more. -Feist

I decided that, if I were to write a teen series, I'd want to set it in a place that was familiar to me – Manhattan, where I'd grown up – and I'd model the characters on myself and my friends. -Cecily von Ziegesar

Jumping genes are fundamental because they're agents of change. Everybody knows that organisms evolve. What makes them evolve is that their genes are dynamic and in motion. A familiar example is the stripe-y corn – called Indian corn – that you buy in the fall. -Nina Fedoroff

I'm more of an exaggerator than a liar. -Dita Von Teese

When you're a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you're smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything. -Samuel Witwer

My ideal role would be anything that allows me to play anyone the public is familiar with and to be able to show them that, but in a new light. -Ashley Rickards

I had thought for years, probably 30 or 40 years, that it would be a lot of fun to try my hand at a classic English mystery novel… I love that form very much because the reader is so familiar with all of the types of characters that are in there that they already identify with the book. -Alan Bradley

So for everybody who allows themselves to be separated from me because I said 'African' instead of 'Nubian' or 'Black' or 'Kemet' or 'original' or 'Israelite,' don't be so foolish. I say 'African' because the continent of Africa is the land from which we all originate. It is the word that we are most familiar with right now. -Sister Souljah

I think we're always intrigued by things we're not familiar with. -Navid Negahban

There are always people who will – who will do peculiar things and think that they are doing things in the name of their religion. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

I do a lot of American plays. I've done a lot of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon. I was in 'Sisters Rosensweig,' 'Six Degrees of Separation,' all of that stuff. So we're very familiar with America. I did 400 performances of 'Born Yesterday.' I did 700 performances of 'They're Playing Our Song.' -Jacki Weaver

Juilliard definitely emphasizes the theater. They don't train – at all really – for film acting. It's mostly process-oriented, pretty much for the stage. -Adam Driver

Until the end of elementary school, I lived in a suburban area, so the type of village I used to live in is borderline between village and the city, so I'm familiar with the rustic environment. -Bong Joon-ho

Horror audiences don't need to see some TV actor they're familiar with. -Eli Roth

I don't know, I love it when I see movies with people who are not super familiar to me or people who I've seen in smaller parts who are suddenly getting a chance to do something bigger. For me that's very exciting. -Melanie Lynskey

I once dreamed a whole short story. Wrapped in its peculiar atmosphere, as if draped in clouds, I walked entranced to my desk at about 4 A.M. and typed it on to the screen. -Hilary Mantel

I understood that 'The Yellow Birds' would be a peculiar representation of the experience of being at war. I intended it to be so. -Kevin Powers

Generally, it's a great exercise to not get stuck in one medium too long because you begin to lose perspective on the peculiar drawbacks and strengths of the medium. For example, if I'm in the back of the stage and I want you to see my emotional change by a flicker of my eyelid, we're all going to be in for a long boring evening. -Denis O'Hare

I must be true to myself within my music or I would be a liar. -Nneka

As a fiction writer, my favorite tools are my imagination and the peculiar opportunities offered by different points of view. -Stewart O'Nan

I think literature can make familiar the unfamiliar, and the unfamiliar is very much about the dispossessed, and so the value of literature seems to me to go into the stories that not everybody wants to tell. -Colum McCann

I always take a story that's kind of out there, like an urban myth. I take some possibility that people imagine, that they are familiar with, and try to turn it into a story. -Cecelia Ahern

The single best piece of advice I give to aspiring writers is to always write about things that they know. I suggest that they write about people and places and events and conflicts they are familiar with. That way their writing will be real and hopefully readers will respond to it. I try to take my own advice. -D. J. MacHale

I've had this unbelievable amount of good fortune and I'm just so thankful for it. But at the same time I feel exceptionally guilty. I have so many friends who are talented graduates of Juilliard and are exceptional actors and I'm the lucky one that somehow got such a fortunate break. -Matthew Gray Gubler

I like to read in my own house, in any of the rooms I always mean to paint or otherwise improve and never do. Every detail is so familiar to me that it makes almost no claim on my attention. -Marilynne Robinson

At four lines, with the quatrain, we reach the basic stanza form familiar from a whole range of English poetic practice. This is the length of the ballad stanza, the verse of a hymn, and innumerable other kinds of verse. -James Fenton

You will most appreciate 'Freddy and Fredericka' if you are familiar with the story of the Fall, the Good Hermit, 'Tom Jones,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' 'Paradise Lost,' 'Henry V,' and 'My Cousin Vinny.' That doesn't mean that you can't enjoy or understand it on an emotional level, free of all allusion, which is the test of any book of fiction. -Mark Helprin

The old process of social assimilation used to be mainly about English new money – generated in London, the mucky, brassy North or the colonies – buying those houses and restoring them, and doing the three-generation thing, mouldering into the landscape, and the 'community,' identifying with the place in a familiar way. -Peter York

I was fortunate to live for 3 years in another country, and although we lived in an American compound, still as a young adolescent I did venture into the world of the Japanese with great interest and enjoyment. But many Americans never left that safe and familiar life among their own people. -Lois Lowry

I feel like it's important every once in a while to estrange ourselves from the familiar to remind ourselves of the potentialities of people, how many different ways there are of being. -Matthew Tobin Anderson

Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable. -Jasper Fforde

I don't tolerate liars. When somebody lies to me, that's really, like, just unbearable. -John Lydon

I have one major problem with the Internet: It's full of liars. -John Lydon

One of my greatest times of inspiration is when I'm traveling or living in a new country – there's a tremendous freedom that comes from being unfettered by your own, familiar culture, and by seeing the world from a different point of view. -Kim Edwards

Anyone familiar with my work knows that I am extremely critical of all religious faiths. -Sam Harris

The exercise of democracy begins as exercise, as walking around, becoming familiar with the streets, comfortable with strangers, able to imagine your own body as powerful and expressive rather than a pawn. -Rebecca Solnit

My books usually end where they began. I try to bring characters back to a point that is familiar but different because of the growth that they have gone through. -Sara Zarr

I do have a little bit more confidence in – or at least familiarity with – my process. For example, when it feels like it's going badly or that I'm lost, I know I'll eventually find my way because I've been through it before. But writing itself is still hard. -Sara Zarr

'Pathological liar' is absolutely the toughest individual to deal with as a psychiatrist. Because you can't take anything they say at face value. And you can't, you know, fill in their personality. You don't know what's real and what's not. -Dale Archer

What makes us feel pessimistic about the world, ultimately, is the way the media encourage us to believe that our fate hangs on the every move of the promise-breaking, terminally disappointing Teflon liars in Washington. -Matt Taibbi

I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy – a yearning I had as a teenager… and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that. -Ntozake Shange

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. -Thich Nhat Hanh

We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage. Jesus and the early Christians had a marvelous political imagination. They turned all the presumptions and ideas of power and blessing upside down. -Shane Claiborne

Everything I write doesn't appear to be biography until later. I often say that I've never written about anything I've experienced. Of course, that's not true. But it doesn't appear familiar to me at all. And maybe that's because I have to be in a kind of coma in order to write. If it appeared familiar, I wouldn't. -Suzan-Lori Parks

I feel like I owe Juilliard everything… coming from Kentucky at age 17, having a school like that giving me a chance. And if you can't afford it, you can get a scholarship. -Jess Weixler

We, as Americans, have so much to learn here. We have a shockingly low level of global awareness and familiarity and little idea of how the world sees us. And those disturbing facts keep getting us into a lot of trouble. -Tom Freston

Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished. -Jefferson Davis

If a man made himself an expert in any particular branch of human activity, there would result the strong tendency that a peculiar aptitude towards the same branch would be found among some of his descendants. -Sidney Lanier

God's people are peculiar. Their spirit cannot mingle with the spirit and influence of the world. You do not wish to bear the Christian name and yet be unworthy of it. -Ellen G. White

Revision has its own peculiar pleasures and its own peculiar frustrations. The ground rules are already established; the characters already exist. You don't have to bring the characters to life, but you do have to make them more convincing. -Vikram Seth

Just as the blurring between childhood and adulthood has produced the kidult, so the stretching of middle into old age has fostered another peculiar chimera: septuagenarians with apoptosis sporting the depeche mode. -Will Self

Television is the same as the telephone, and the same as the World Wide Web for that matter. People who become obsessed by the peculiarities of these communications media have simply failed to adjust to the shock of the old. People who bleat on about the 'artistic' potential of television qua television are equally deluded. -Will Self

Now 'Boondock II,' people are gonna see it because they liked the first one. There won't be very many people who go see it who aren't familiar with the first one. -Sean Patrick Flanery

When I was in high school, I was a bad singer. I mean, all my early acting was musical theater, and my first ever show was 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' Everyone's familiar with it. I played priest number 3 and sang so out of tune that it's not even funny. -Sam Claflin

I would like for my kids to at least have some familiarity with who I am: 'It's the man from TV!' -Steve Carell

I'm actually pretty scientifically interested. I have a lot of friends who are doctors, so the idea of the virus and the synapses in the brain and how the nervous system works was actually all pretty familiar to me. -Noah Emmerich

There is a kind of desperate need for somebody to tell everyone what to do, which I find really peculiar in America. And then when you tell them, they're not interested, because it's also a country where everybody's opinion is their opinion, and they really don't give a damn what you think. So it's a very odd experience. -Zadie Smith

A peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward, eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity. -Manny Farber

As a man who tried to explain in his own way that people have to learn to get along with each other. I did it with comedy because that's what I'm familiar with, and I think it's more acceptable to tell it in comedy form. But that's how I'd like to be remembered. -Sherwood Schwartz

I've always been interested in fashion, the clothes, but I'm not that familiar with the fashion industry; for me it just comes out of quite an innocent sense of style. -Lenora Crichlow

I went to Juilliard in New York and used to do cabarets just for fun. Occasionally, I would get together with a jazz musician and play at a restaurant for cash. And I've done some background vocals for recording artists. -Nicole Beharie

If you're familiar with my man Uncle Sam, you understand the only way you can actually feel better about what he's gonna take, come the end of the year, is lifestyle. Only thing you can do is spend some of it. -Curtis Jackson

There is a particular whir of agitation about female hunger, a low-level thrumming of shoulds and shouldn'ts and can'ts and wants that can be so chronic and familiar it becomes a kind of feminine Muzak, easy to dismiss, or to tune out altogether, even if you're actively participating in it. -Caroline Knapp

People aren't familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew. -Mark Zupan

My sister is a very peculiar lady. When we were young, I wasn't allowed to talk to her friends. Now I'm not allowed to talk to her children, nor are they permitted to see me. This is the nature of the lady. Doesn't bother me at all. -Joan Fontaine

Mrs. Obama has a hug – a sincere and friendly embrace – that has become familiar to countless supporters from coast to coast. And when she talks to you, she focuses all her calm attention on your face. -Andre Leon Talley

I love Russian culture. I don't know the young Russia, I'm not at all familiar with young Russia, but the old school Russia is good enough for me for the moment. -Andre Leon Talley

I am very familiar with Hungary, because I grew up in Romania, which borders it. -Bela Karolyi

Sunday afternoons at a parish center – or a community center – is familiar territory for me. -Denis McDonough

It's truly gratifying to see my films reach beyond a familiar public, to get a chance to move new audiences. It's nuts. It's extraordinary. -Jacques Audiard

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation. -P. T. Barnum

Another random thing I do is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. And you may be familiar with the movie 'Contact,' which sort of popularized that. It turns out there are real people who go out and search for extraterrestrials in a very scientific way. -Nathan Myhrvold

We're more familiar with what economists call an English auction – prices start low and rise as people bid. However, there is also the Dutch auction, where prices start high and go lower until somebody bites. Movies are sold to the audience via a very slow Dutch auction, where each phase between price drops can last weeks or months. -Nathan Myhrvold

I'm definitely working class, and I still believe in those values. I know that losing everything would not be an unfamiliar feeling. Meaning, if you don't have it anymore, you didn't have it to begin with. -John Travolta

I've never quite understood that feeling: that you arrive in a strange place, yet you want to have nothing but familiar experiences. -Bill Bryson

The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle. -Leonardo da Vinci

Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy. -Roger Ebert

It's easy to look at the vampires as a metaphor for any feared or misunderstood group. It's also easy to look at them as a metaphor for a shadow organization that says one thing and has a completely different agenda on their mind, and anybody who gets in their way, they just get rid of them. Does that sound familiar? -Alan Ball

I am a little suspicious of industry paradigms. I feel like so many movies and TV shows feel so familiar because of over-reliance on these paradigms. -Alan Ball

I grew up on movie sets, so it was something I just found familiar. When I was growing up also, in high school, I would audition for things and my parents let me audition for things – with the thought that I wouldn't get them. And then I would get them… sometimes, and it would surprise them. -Jake Gyllenhaal

There's something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring. -Kazuo Ishiguro

My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father's culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I'm not very familiar with Mississippi. -Fred Armisen

I love reviews. Anybody who tells you they don't read reviews is a liar. -Elaine Stritch

I think the movie business is in trouble. It's all movies that you've seen before. Everything's a remake; they want things that are familiar rather than things that surprise you. -Graydon Carter

Regrets? I think everyone has regrets, and people who say they haven't are either liars… or narcissists. -Lee Radziwill

I almost never go to the theatre without seeing someone I've taught or known at Juilliard. -Marian Seldes

The strange thing about hotel rooms is that they look familiar and seem familiar and have many of the accoutrements that seem domestic and familiar, but they are really weird, alien and anonymous places. -Moby

Whenever you speak to someone, you are presuming the two of you have a certain degree of familiarity – which your words might alter. So every sentence has to do two things at once: convey a message and continue to negotiate that relationship. -Steven Pinker

Jews are known for many things, but strength, swiftness, and agility are not among them. There is one trait, as controversial as it is familiar, for which Jews are above all known, and that is shrewdness in business. -Steven Pinker

It's fun when you are on tour to go a place you are familiar with in any given city. It's like being home away from home. -Kerry King

Any smart executive understands that to find the best talent she has to explore new territory that lies beyond familiar geography. That applies not only to gender, but also to race, religion, background and age. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I'm a really bad liar. My mom finds out every time, especially now that she's got Facebook. -Pixie Lott

Human beings are infinitely worth studying, especially the peculiarities that often go along with outstanding gifts. -Paul Johnson

If anti-Semitism is a variety of racism, it is a most peculiar variety, with many unique characteristics. In my view as a historian, it is so peculiar that it deserves to be placed in a quite different category. I would call it an intellectual disease, a disease of the mind, extremely infectious and massively destructive. -Paul Johnson

I don't want to sound like a Hallmark card, but to be able to wake up each day with food and shelter, that alone is good. Forget aging and the fact that my butt is becoming a little more familiar with my knees than my tailbone. If you are six feet above ground it's a good day. So, give me more! -Faith Hill

Whether we consciously realize it or not, the biodiversity with which we are most familiar, and the biodiversity with which we have most intimate historical, cultural and biological connections, is that associated with food plants. -Cary Fowler

I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world… It's peculiar. -Alan Moore

Everything you've ever read of mine is first-draft. This is one of the peculiarities of the comics field. By the time you're working on chapter three of your masterwork, chapter one is already in print. You can't go back and suddenly decide to make this character a woman, or have this one fall out of a window. -Alan Moore

When general relativity was first put forward in 1915, the math was very unfamiliar to most physicists. Now we teach general relativity to advanced high school students. -Brian Greene

There is this peculiar blind spot in the culture of academic medicine around whether withholding trial results is research misconduct. People who work in any industry can reinforce each others' ideas about what is okay. -Ben Goldacre

A guest star is a whole different responsibility. It's much different than being a regular. You come in and it's a lot of unfamiliar faces and you want to try to fit in as best you can, but also you want to stay there without making waves. -Donnie Wahlberg

We are supposed to believe that every dollar given to a Clinton is a dollar that improves the world. But is it? Clintonworld is a galaxy where personal enrichment and political advancement blend seamlessly, and where a cast of jarringly familiar characters pad their pockets every which way to Sunday. -Maureen Dowd

As an actor, we're unemployed a lot, so I'm familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don't really want to do to keep the money coming in. -Aaron Douglas

Television is a thing that people get very familiar with. They want to hear your voice in their head. -Damon Wayans, Jr.

For the first six or eight months at Juilliard I felt paralysed. I didn't know what I was doing. -Eric Whitacre

Writers who hedge their use of unfamiliar, infrequent, or informal words with 'I know that's not a real word,' hoping to distance themselves from criticism, run the risk of creating doubt where perhaps none would have naturally arisen. -Erin McKean

The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles – decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots – create a ceaseless buzz. -Gary Wolf

Millions of us track ourselves all the time. We step on a scale and record our weight. We balance a checkbook. We count calories. But when the familiar pen-and-paper methods of self-analysis are enhanced by sensors that monitor our behavior automatically, the process of self-tracking becomes both more alluring and more meaningful. -Gary Wolf

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars. -Steve Albini

I'm definitely more at ease with comedy – that's where I started out – and so it's my first love, so to speak, and I have more of a sensibility for it and more familiar with it. Having said that, I also want to be open to everything else. -Omar Sy

Oddly, I'd been to most of the locations where I started photographing slavery many times before. I even considered some of them homes-away-from-home. But there can be dark corners in familiar places. -Lisa Kristine

It really is a fact that liberals are much higher than conservatives on a major personality trait called 'openness to experience.' People who are high on openness to experience just crave novelty, variety, diversity, new ideas, travel. People low on it like things that are familiar, that are safe and dependable. -Jonathan Haidt

I'm a pretty bad liar, and I'm not very good at keeping secrets. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I'm not a freak. I'm not really crazy or anything. I don't think I'm really abnormal. It's just, like anybody else, I have interests I cultivate, and one of my interests is not getting too used to things. I've sacrificed a lot of things in my life in order to keep that sense of things being unfamiliar. -Jim Woodring

I have a preference for film just because of the familiarity. It's what I know, and I sort of have nostalgia for it. -Vince Vaughn

Most people aren't familiar enough with what actually goes on in professional wrestling to know just how badly women are treated in WWE narratives. -Jackson Katz

There's nothing I like better than talking to kids, just sharing the music with them. To relate to them, you need to play songs they're familiar with. -Jake Shimabukuro

I have this peculiar ability to be able to anticipate mouth movements on screen and fill them with words or sound. -Frank Welker

I've never played Dungeons & Dragons, but I'm actually pretty familiar with it. -Jeremy Shada

When you work with web design companies in San Francisco, you end up with a bunch of twenty-somethings who have their own cultural peculiarities, including obscurity for its own sake. You give those guys a website for a banking institution and they screw it up, because they are designing for themselves. -Brenda Laurel

When I graduated from high school, I had artistic and academic scholarships, and I was trying to figure out what to do. I decided to audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Juilliard and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. -Deborah Kara Unger

With everything that you can imagine at our fingertips, many of the social interactions that help tie people together in a community have faded away. Are communities traditionally built on relationships, trust and familiarity a thing of the past? -Dean Ornish

Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein. But it's equally sad if they're ignorant of their nation's history, can't speak a second language, or can't find Venezuela or Syria on a map. -Martin Rees

The country of the Two Holy Places has in our religion a peculiarity of its own over the other Muslim countries. In our religion, it is not permissible for any non-Muslim to stay in our country. Therefore, even though American civilians are not targeted in our plan, they must leave. -Osama bin Laden

I can only speak for myself and my own music, because that is what I am most familiar with, and I write about things that I am living or experiencing. -Laura Bell Bundy

I was not familiar with the Internet thing. Honestly, you know with all kinds of Internet media, I was not that familiar. I was not that kind of guy. Accidentally, 'Gangnam Style' happened, and you have YouTube and all other sorts of stuff like Facebook and Twitter and so on. So after that, I learned and learned. -Psy

The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar. -Helen Thomas

Suppose you like someone very much. Then, by a familiar halo effect, you will also be prone to believe many good things about that person – you will be biased in their favor. Most of us like ourselves very much, and that suffices to explain self-assessments that are biased in a particular direction. -Daniel Kahneman

I hate writing about personal stuff. I don't have a Facebook page. I don't use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don't use them. -Elon Musk

If a man say, 'I love God,' and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. -John the Apostle

Work place romances always seem to get very confused and peculiar, in my experience. -Sean Pertwee

Before I got divorced, I was personally unfamiliar with trial, or at least trial of serious, heart-wrenching proportions. I figured that life went smoothly if you tried hard, and if you messed up, or things weren't working out, you just tried harder. -Kristin Armstrong

Though some choices may slow our journey, every path we take gives us more familiarity with how our actions affect the world around us, giving us more opportunities to learn how to help ourselves and others. -Matthew Underwood

African-Americans are always forced to learn the other culture, but the other culture is not forced to learn ours. I went to acting school at Juilliard, and we learned Shakespeare and Shaw, but we never did the work of a single African-American playwright, not August Wilson or Ntozake Shange or Imir Baraka. -Tracie Thoms

I am not a stickler for Indian food, but by the third day or so I start looking for something familiar to eat. I have travelled a lot, and I always try out local food. -Shaan

I started dancing when I was five, and I trained intensively as a competitive dancer up until the end of high school. I did all genres, and later on a did a lot of extra ballet on top of that. I actually got accepted to Julliard for dance during my senior year, but I ultimately turned it down to come to L.A. to act. -Jacob Artist

When I was a senior, I got accepted into the Julliard School for Dance, but ultimately decided to move to L.A. to act, so that was a fun conversation with the parents. I truly have some of the greatest parents ever. -Jacob Artist

I knew if I had gone to school – if I had gone to Juilliard and danced for four years – I would have spent every day wondering what would have happened if I had gone to Los Angeles instead. -Jacob Artist

My fans saw 'Roll Bounce,' but also that older crowd who might not have been familiar with me on the music tip saw 'Roll Bounce' and loved it. 'Roll Bounce' opened up that door for me to have older people love Bow Wow and opened up that door so all of the kids would love Bow Wow. My fan base is really diverse; it's all ages and all colors. -Bow Wow

We are all familiar with the dove carrying an olive branch as a peace offering. The jewelry I've created pays tribute both to the messenger's noble mission and gardens as a refuge of peace and tranquility. -Paloma Picasso

It's different as a guest as opposed to being a star of a series. A guest star is a whole different responsibility. It's much different than being a regular. You come in, and it's a lot of unfamiliar faces, and you want to try to fit in as best you can, but also you want to stay there without making waves. -Donnie Wahlberg

Hollywood is a peculiar beast – people in Hollywood are nuts. -James Patterson

Anybody who is familiar with the historical data from the IRS knows that raising income tax rates will likely actually reduce federal revenues. -Mike Pence

Of course, you feel good to play in a familiar environment. I enjoyed Delhi 2000 a lot. But the advantage doesn't work during a game. There, only the moves count. -Viswanathan Anand

Things like the financial markets – a proper grounding in mathematics could help the common man. I believe that if people are more familiar with mathematical concepts… it can help deal with modern life, which is increasingly complex. -Viswanathan Anand

We can't solve modern problems by going back in time. Retreating to the safety of the familiar is an understandable response, but God has called us to a life of faith. And faith requires us to face the unknown while trusting Him completely. -Charles R. Swindoll

I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I'm not any of those – to say that I don't write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues. -Maya Angelou

I don't seek discomfort. But, very often, you realise that what you fear is actually quite ephemeral; something's different, something's unfamiliar; therefore, it must be worse. -Michael Palin

Are you familiar with 9/11? Building 7? You know what was in there? All the Enron stuff. I guess that building went down on its own. -Jesse Ventura

Do you know what 'meteorologist' means in English? It means liar. -Lewis Black

You have two choices with Obama. You either believe that he is a man of Christ… or you think he's a liar. And I'm surprised by the number of atheist free thinkers that support Obama, and their argument is essentially, 'He's lying about being religious 'cause you have to do that to get elected.' It's a horrible reason to like somebody. -Penn Jillette

I would be more familiar with Janet Jackson than I was with the Teardrop Explodes or Joy Division, because I didn't want to listen to my competitors for fear of nicking ideas off them. -Robert Smith

There are moments in 'Body Snatchers' that touch the sort of thing that I find scary… like isolation and the inability to trust even familiar things. But – is that a horror movie – or a thriller? I don't really know the difference. -Christine Elise

I came up with this really crazy idea, this really small personal story that takes place in a universe that we are familiar with. Rocky is retired, kind of set adrift. He's very lonely in his world. His life has gone by waiting for the inevitable. It's not 'Rocky 7.' -Ryan Coogler

As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer's because it attacks the two things most central to a writer's craft – language and memory, which together make up an individual's identity. Alzheimer's makes a new character out of a familiar person. -Charlie Pierce

My first novel was turned down by about twenty publishers over a period of two and a half years. Because my name is Irish and would not be familiar to English editors, one of them said: 'If she writes anything else, do let us know.' Slowly, very slowly, the books began to sell and be noticed. -Colm Toibin

My grandmother's first husband was a spiritualist medium. What fascinates me about that is the balance between conviction and sincerity and trickery, which is also something that novelists are very familiar with. -Pat Barker

A lot of directors in television have come up through the technical ranks. They have all the technical skills in the world. They're not all that familiar with actors. -Arthur Penn

Having grown up Protestant, I was unfamiliar with St. Francis. Then I watched the movie 'Brother Sun, Sister Moon'… I just became fascinated with the character of St. Francis. What I saw in that movie was a man who had fallen in love with God, someone for whom God was everything. -Rich Mullins

Stories about mental aberration and oddity only make sense in context. Just how do people live with someone who is peculiar, gifted, strange or alien? It's odd because there's a little part of me that wants to write about exotic, strange bizarre subjects. Instead, I've rather reluctantly realised that what I write about is families. -Mark Haddon

The public was used to a Pauly Shore film coming out every year or two, you understand? So when that went away, the public lost familiarity with me. -Pauly Shore

Let me say I was trained at Juilliard. I have a very high standard. I expect everybody around me to work equally as hard because people pay a lot of money for tickets. They demand the best that we have. -Patti LuPone

I have written a lot about the fine arts, but I'd never written about the literary arts, and so on some level Dante really, you know, spoke to me, as new ground but also familiar ground. -Dan Brown

I was a terrific liar as a child, and I believe my lies. So it's a natural step into acting. -Anthony Geary

What's comfortable to me is familiarity. Comfort has nothing to do with the size of the garment. I do find something quite comfortable and charming in a too-narrow shoulder, a sleeve that's too short or too long, a pant that's too high or too low, hems that are trod on. -Marc Jacobs

I think 80 percent of the population are really great, caring people who will help you and tell you the truth. That's just the way it is. And I think 20 percent of the population are crooks and liars. It's just a fact. -Tom Hanks

Obama, startled that components of government behave as interest groups, seems utterly unfamiliar with public choice theory. It demystifies and de-romanticizes politics by applying economic analysis – how incentives influence behavior – to government. -George Will

I moved to New York to go to Julliard Drama School. Didn't sing a single note of music. -Mandy Patinkin

The sad truth is that most of my husbands turned out to be convincing liars. -Joan Collins

Thank you, horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food. -Jimmy Fallon

There are two types of actors: those who say they don't want to be famous, and those who are liars. -Kevin Bacon

We're dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer. -Diane Ackerman

If scientists could communicate more in their own voices – in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary – would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists? -Alan Alda

Do I watch dancers as people? Yes, absolutely. Do I watch really good dancers for specifically who they are? Absolutely, because how they move best and how they look best is going to be most familiar to them, and not necessarily to me. -Twyla Tharp

The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence. -John C. Maxwell

Pop music can absorb so many peculiar talents, ranging from the completely nonmusical poseur who just uses music as a kind of springboard for a sense of style, to people who just love putting all that complicated stuff together, brick by brick, on their computers, to people like me who like playing conceptual games and being surprised. -Brian Eno

I always like to have faith that an audience will suspend their disbelief, if you present it to them in the right way. I find it peculiar when people scoff at one bold idea, and yet they'll then turn over and watch a man travel through time in a police phone box. I think it's just how you present the idea. -Tom Mison

The key to any good comic strip or television sitcom is to reset the board at the end of the episode because people like familiarity. -Jeff Kinney

I really love Anglo music, and the language as well. Like, my kids, they – born here, Miami. So I just – a little bit more familiar with the language. -Juanes

I meet young people who know me and are familiar with my stuff. They know the package. They might have cherry-picked five or six key tunes. That's how it seems to work. I sometimes wonder if they realise they are not getting the whole context. -David Byrne

Fact-checking doesn't exist primarily because some of us are liars and cheats. It exists because writers will be writers, much as they may mean to be historians. -Alice Dreger

The fact that a crime might have been committed with impunity in the past may make it seem more familiar and less gruesome, but surely does not give it any greater legitimacy. -Jonathan Kozol

I'm very peculiar looking. -Josh Thomas

Tagliatelle comes from the word tagliare, meaning 'to cut.' Tagliolini are simply thinly cut tagliatelle. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I think the ordinary is a very under-exploited aspect of our lives because it is so familiar. -Martin Parr

As we travel around Britain, I am convinced most of us cannot really appreciate what we are seeing. We take too much for granted, because it is all so familiar. -Martin Parr

I decided to host my show 'Kiss and Cry' hoping that people actually want to participate and feel more familiar with figure skating. When I see these people enjoying themselves, it's a great joy to me. Although some of them get hurt once in a while, they enjoy it a lot, and I hope the show makes the viewers want to give it a try. -Kim Yuna

My mother is an immigrant from China, and she filled my head with stories about ghosts and fighting monks in China, so the world of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' was a very familiar one. -Tess Gerritsen

In the history of physics, every time we've looked beyond the scales and energies we were familiar with, we've found things that we wouldn't have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that? -Lisa Randall

There could be more to the universe than the three dimensions we are familiar with. They are hidden from us in some way, perhaps because they're tiny or warped. But even if they're invisible, they could affect what we actually observe in the universe. -Lisa Randall

Email is familiar. It's comfortable. It's easy to use. But it might just be the biggest killer of time and productivity in the office today. -Ryan Holmes

I want to plug back into the hip-hop audience. Whether it be fans who grew up watching 'Yo!', or people who have become familiar with the culture via the Internet. -Fab Five Freddy

Contrary to all those times you've heard a writer confess at a reading that he writes fiction because he is a pathological liar, fiction writing is all about telling the truth. -Paul Harding

Shakespeare's frequent horseback journeys from London to Stratford, and from Stratford to London, must have made him familiar with the county of Oxfordshire. -Katharine Lee Bates

I know Chuck Lorre personally, and am familiar with his work going back to 'Roseanne' and 'Cybil.' -Bob Newhart

The truthful man is usually a liar. -Alfred Nobel

You get so used to a world that you complain, but never actually want anything different. Why crave the unfamiliar? -Shanola Hampton

I did a masterclass at the Juilliard and asked the students, 'Can you stand?' 'Sure.' 'Can you walk?' 'Sure.' They couldn't. They had never really thought about it. -Robert Wilson

After thousands of hours of news coverage, we have learned that Hillary is a liar and Barack is a terrorist or something. -Adam McKay

Bands that say they don't care about how their records sell are liars. -Brandon Flowers

Preaching is the most original thing I've ever done. There's nothing familiar about it. You have to be brave. -George Foreman

At the center of the religious life is a peculiar kind of joy, the prospect of a happy ending that blossoms from necessarily painful ordeals, the promise of human difficulties embraced and overcome. -Huston Smith

It is hard to go back into a world that has already been explored, so to speak. And the fans are very passionate about it, and you don't want to burst that bubble; you don't want to break that illusion. You want to get it right. You want it to feel familiar, but also surprising. -Philippa Boyens

I was a supporting character in other people's lives, which seemed right and familiar to me. I was also an outsider: English in the U.S., American in England, dogged yet comforted by that familiar feeling of alien-ness, which occupied that space where my sense of self should have been. -Allegra Huston

I really like Los Angeles – I had a good life out there. But the reason I choose to live in New York is because when I'm between engagements, as they say, something creative always comes up for me, like 'Julian Po,' or helping teach at NYU, or helping stage a show at Juilliard. -Malcolm Gets

Ironically, I grew up watching Indian movies as a kid in Russia. I am quite familiar with Bollywood. I grew up watching 'Disco Dancer;' I watched it some 20 times as a kid. -Jan Koum

The degree to which you're peculiar and different is the degree to which you must learn to hear people thinking. Just in self-defense you have to learn, where is their kindness? Where is their danger? Where is their generosity? -Mike Nichols

Juilliard's mission statement is learn about the classics so you can use that as a springboard to anything that comes your way. -Daniel Breaker

There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one's squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world. -Eddie Rickenbacker

The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings. -Peter Abrahams

The highest service that men may attain to on earth is to preach the word of God. This service falls peculiarly to priests, and therefore, God more directly demands it of them. -John Wycliffe

The laity ought to understand the faith, and since the doctrines of our faith are in the Scriptures, believers should have the Scriptures in a language familiar to the people, and to this end the Holy Ghost endued them with knowledge of all tongues. -John Wycliffe

The peculiarities of my childhood, of constantly moving through so many different cultures, of always being the outsider, may have made me extraordinarily self-sufficient, but it had also bred a certain detachment, a sense that the world was a place to explore rather than truly inhabit. This manifested as a kind of shyness, even timidity. -Scott Anderson

I don't have time to celebrate accomplishments. When good things happen, it's great, and obviously I get excited inside. But soon I gotta do something else; I gotta keep doing more stuff. The whole world will never be familiar, so I'm constantly going to be on a quest to get familiar. -Clinton Sparks

I spend several days at a time without enough sleep. At first, normal activities become annoying. When you are too tired to eat, you really need some sleep. A few days later, things become strange. Loud noises become louder and more startling, familiar sounds become unfamiliar, and life reinvents itself as a surrealist dream. -Henry Rollins

In 'Before and After,' I identify the sixteen strategies that we can use to make or break our habits. Some are quite familiar, such as 'Monitoring,' 'Scheduling,' and 'Convenience.' Some took me a lot of effort to identify, such as 'Thinking,' 'Identity,' and 'Clarity.' -Gretchen Rubin

We'll continue to expand our footprint… Oracle's Fusion cloud applications for HCM, CRM and ERP all have a new simplified user interface and an integrated social network that makes our enterprise applications as easy-to-use and familiar as Facebook, while enabling better collaboration and teamwork among your employees and your customers. -Larry Ellison

I met Powel Crosley at an All-Star Game in 1935. He was familiar, of course, with our winning record at Rochester. We seemed to hit it off immediately, and the following year, when he was looking for a successor to Larry MacPhail, he thought of me. -Warren Giles

I wouldn't be very happy if a poet read what I had written and said, 'What a peculiar thing to say about this work of mine.' -Helen Vendler

I think that a lot of things are hard to read if you're not in the vocabulary flow of that particular discourse. I sometimes forget that even though the words I'm using are fairly ordinary words, the concepts around which they cluster, which are the long concepts of literary tradition, may not be familiar to an audience. -Helen Vendler

One night, I lay awake for hours, just terrified. When the dawn finally came up – the comfortable blue sky, the familiar world returning – I could think of no other way to express my relief than through poetry. I made a decision there and then that it was what I wanted to do. Every time I pulled a wishbone, it was what I asked for. -Alice Oswald

Past middle age, some friends suggested that I should have my eyebags removed, the deepening creases on my face stretched. I often examined my face in the mirror, imagining how I'd look if I followed the suggestion. I decided to retain the old mug. I was too familiar and comfortable with it. And the final hindrance: the cost. -F. Sionil Jose

Men display less self-doubt and lead with what seems always like a sense of force and direction. We are not as familiar with women leaders, and so we question their skills. As women, we always need to work harder to prove our competence. -Maureen Chiquet

I first became familiar with Dave Eggers's work when I was living in San Francisco and enrolled at USF's MFA Program. -James Bernard Frost

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone. -Dinaw Mengestu

I'm the worst liar in the world. -Sonam Kapoor

I like the idea of readers feeling a familiarity, whether it's with Africa or childhood. -Binyavanga Wainaina

I personally like to hang out with people; if I'm playing their mom, I'd like to go have lunch with the kid, and I want to try to spend as much time with people that I can while we are working together if we're supposed to have a familiar relationship with them, because I think it reads. -Katherine LaNasa

In writing, I've found, playing it safe and familiar is no way to energize anybody. -Jonathan Evison

Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium. -Richard Dawkins

Many people aren't rich because they're liars. -Robert Kiyosaki

Adam was the image of God, he was man and woman, and yet neither of them before his Eve, but a masculine virgin in peculiar love, full of chastity and purity. -Jakob Bohme

Much of the conventional analysis of India's stature in the world relies on the all-too-familiar economic assumptions. But we are famously a land of paradoxes, and one of those paradoxes is that so many speak about India as a great power of the 21st century when we are not yet able to feed, educate and employ all our people. -Shashi Tharoor

Going abroad to study as a teenager, and joining the United Nations at 22, confirmed my ease with the world of the frequent flyer. I saw the average airport terminal as a familiar haven, like a friend's sitting room. But 9/11 changed all that. -Shashi Tharoor

I can remember somebody once saying to me that they thought my life must be less real than these other people that they were writing about, which I found a very peculiar thing 'cos all our lives are equally real, and it's just a matter of depicting them and talking about them. -Ronald Frame

I auditioned in Chicago for Juilliard and didn't get in. I was basically living in a back room of my parents' house, paying rent and not doing anything with my life. I'd like to say it was patriotic to join the Marines, but it was also that I was doing nothing honorable with my life and spending too much time at McDonald's. -Adam Driver

At Juilliard, suddenly I was reading these great plays that could articulate the ways I was feeling in the Marine Corps, and that felt very therapeutic, by putting words to feelings, in a big way. -Adam Driver

By the time I got into Juilliard, I was working at a Target distribution warehouse. It didn't make anything, it just shipped things, and my job was just to stand there and look at the security codes on the back of trucks and see if they would lock, and check them in. -Adam Driver

You have to be forward-moving and able to balance a lot of things at the same time. I attribute a lot of that to the Marine Corps and Juilliard both. -Adam Driver

Politicians are better liars than writers. -Shan Sa

What is familiar tends to become a value. -Gordon W. Allport

The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar 'commodity.' It can't be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn't delivered by machines. Its quality rests entirely on the attention paid by one person to another. Even to speak of reducing the time involved is to misunderstand its value. -Tim Jackson

When I am back in old Blighty, I am surrounded by the old and familiar concerns: New Labour, Europe, the Middle East and the rest. If you live in Britain, you will know what I mean – except you won't, because you will take it for granted that this is what the world is all about. -Martin Jacques

I remember being this little girl missing her daddy and living so far away in France and from anything that was familiar to me. I felt so different and so isolated. When you're removed from everything that's familiar, you realize who you are. -Penelope Mitchell

I get 100 e-mails a day from Americans who say, 'What you're doing is cool – can we work for you?' From Germans, I also get 100 e-mails a day, saying, 'You fat pig!' or 'You're a liar and a criminal!' I'm trying to change this. -Kim Dotcom

So many people in the world would rather stay in a situation that's painful but familiar because they're comfortable with it. Not a lot of people have the strength or heart to realize when something's not good for them and to turn around and be alone. -Corey Taylor

I've actually seen a good amount of the shows at Lincoln Center Theater. I went to school right across the street at Juilliard, so some of the first stuff I got to see here in New York was at the Lincoln Center Theater. I've always been inspired by the work that they do. -Seth Numrich

During my childhood, I played just about every sport imaginable, which became less feasible at Juilliard… Although I remember our annual dodge-ball game as a highlight. The Juilliard 'Fighting Penguins' are a force to be reckoned with. -Seth Numrich

What is it in people, or just in people like me, that would rather let a lie go by, would rather wish it away or minimize it, than point it out and cause the liar embarrassment? -Walter Kirn

In every novel, I write about something – a place, an experience, an emotion – with which I'm intimately familiar, but it's also crucial to me that I take on challenges. If write only inside my comfort zone, I'll suffocate. -Julia Glass

Liberal Christianity, of course, has enemies, but they are everyone's enemies – sexism, racism, homophobia. But liberal versions of Christianity, which can be both theologically and politically conservative, assume that what it means to be Christian qua Christian is to have no enemies peculiar to being Christian. -Stanley Hauerwas

In all my science fiction movies, I try to blend the familiar with the futuristic so as not to be too off-putting to the audience. There is always something familiar they can grab onto. -David Twohy

What's fun about a dystopian novel is that we can enjoy and be entertained. But that world is only slightly different, right? It's familiar enough to be recognizable, and skewed enough to give us pause. -Chang-Rae Lee

All of us create our own versions of an event, of our lives, even, not because we're liars, necessarily, but because we can only see and understand the truth from our own viewpoint, and a shifting viewpoint at that. -Deb Caletti

We can no better imagine what will be happening on the moon 500 years from now than Columbus could imagine contemporary Manhattan. Except to say that it will be a place familiar to billions of people. -Seth Shostak

A black person grows up in this country – and in many places – knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone. -Maya Angelou

If there's one thing special about me, it's that I seem familiar. People feel like I live next door. -Blake Shelton

I don't like to get involved in things that I am not familiar with. I'm kind of a hands-on type of person. -Dolly Parton

The deceit and distortion surrounding the American invasion of Vietnam is by now so familiar that it has lost its power to shock. -Noam Chomsky

All through Latin America, there's sharp condemnation of the criminal atrocities of Sept. 11. But it's qualified by the observation that although these are horrible atrocities, they are not unfamiliar. -Noam Chomsky

American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster. -Noam Chomsky

There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do with the substitution of the unexpected word in a familiar context. If you translated something into French and then had it translated back into English by somebody who didn't know the original, you'd lose what was funny. -Tom Stoppard

Whether in print or other media, a good biography is more than a court record or a stringing together of already familiar sources. It breathes life into the subject. -Noel Riley Fitch

For people that are degenerates, if you've spent so much time feeling a certain way, it's actually uncomfortable to feel like a winner. The familiarity of losing is, in an inverse way, comforting. At least you know where you stand. -Jason Gedrick

I do show violence as entertainment. Clearly, I'd be a liar if I said I didn't. -Nick Love

I got to watch my heroes meet him and saw how they reacted, whether it was Joe Strummer or Tom Waits. It was peculiar. I'm so stoked to meet Tom Waits, and he's so nervous to meet my dad. It's a head spin. -Jakob Dylan

I used to think you should keep on experimenting and seeing new things. But after seeing a lot of the world, I now tend to return to the same spots. I enjoy the familiarity. -Louise Nurding

The world looks at China as a big place with a lot of people, a good place to make money. And because so many Chinese families send their kids abroad to study, they are familiar with foreign cultures, so Hollywood films are very successful in China. -Gong Li

The Arab view that someone should bomb Iran and stop it from developing nuclear weapons is familiar to anyone who meets privately with Arab leaders, especially in the Gulf. -Elliott Abrams

I've studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that's one of the reasons they're so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It's a dead issue. It's like they're color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Before I started Coffee of Grace, I assumed all coffee came from Latin America or Indonesia. I wasn't familiar with African coffee. -Grace Hightower

Americans hate their cable companies – for bumbling installers, on-again-off-again transmissions, peculiar channel selections, and indifferent customer service. The only thing cable subscribers hate more than the cable company is not being able to get what it delivers: multichannel selection and good reception. -Virginia Postrel

In June 2010, after more than 38 years in uniform, in the midst of commanding a 46-nation coalition in a complex war in Afghanistan, my world changed suddenly – and profoundly. An article in 'Rolling Stone' magazine depicting me, and people I admired, in a manner that felt as unfamiliar as it was unfair, ignited a firestorm. -Stanley A. McChrystal

Ever since Darwin, we've been familiar with the stupendous timespans of the evolutionary past. But most people still somehow think we humans are necessarily the culmination of the evolutionary tree. No astronomer could believe this. -Martin Rees

Perhaps looking out through big baby eyes – if we could – would not be as revelatory experience as many imagine. We might see a world inhabited by objects and people, a world infused with causation, agency, and morality – a world that would surprise us not by its freshness but by its familiarity. -Paul Bloom

I was born in Lebanon and emigrated to the U.S. and went back. I'd been raised in a French school in Beirut. Lebanon is a peculiar place, so bicultural it goes along with you. There is a Western influence, an Eastern influence. Most people are fluctuating between those identities. -Ziad Doueiri

Too many sit at the banquet table of the gospel of Jesus Christ and merely nibble at the feast placed before them. They go through the motions – attending their meetings perhaps, glancing at scriptures, repeating familiar prayers – but their hearts are far away. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I applied to a few conservatories. I was sure that I wouldn't get in, and I didn't plan to go to N.Y. But then I got into Juilliard. -Susanna Phillips

It was at Juilliard that I realized that being a singer encompasses so many things that I am interested in. Literature, languages, physics, history, art. You really get to explore so many things. -Susanna Phillips

After a plane or train crash, the National Transportation Safety Board dispatches its experts within two hours. The investigators in their familiar jackets take charge of the scene, secure evidence, follow leads. -Bill Dedman

I used to babysit. And the kids I babysat were huge Hilary Duff fans, and so we used to have dance parties every day to her music. So I am very familiar with the albums of Miss Hilary Duff. -Gillian Jacobs

They didn't really encourage my goofy, comedic side at Juilliard. -Gillian Jacobs

When I started running, the pain barrier was very familiar to me, and I had no problem pushing beyond the pain. When for your whole life, every single workout, you are programmed to push beyond belief, it's really hard to just turn that off and kind of just be a social competitor. -Summer Sanders

I'm at the National Theatre School, which is like the Juilliard of Canada. -Jake Epstein

I particularly enjoy cello music because our daughter plays the cello. I have listened to her practice for so many hours that I am familiar with the music written for that instrument. I am also fond of the popular music of the 1930s because my future husband and I danced to it so many Saturday nights when we were in college. -Beverly Cleary

Juilliard is wonderful in that they don't pick just one way of working. They give you a palette. There is method acting. There is a lot of attention to Shakespeare and verse. -Christian Camargo

Working with Adrien Brody was like going to Julliard, but instead of four years, I went for four weeks. He was like the Albert Einstein of professors, it was just the best experience of my life. Adrien was the most influential mentor in my acting career thus far, and even after the movie he continues to mentor me. -Sami Gayle

I auditioned for Julliard because I wanted to live in New York, and I wanted to be on Broadway at the time. Julliard seemed like right way to get there. -Audra McDonald

My mum used to work for the Chanel store in Paris, so for me, I've always been very familiar with the brand because of her. I remember when I was very, very, little, our flat had Chanel shoe boxes, makeup, and some jackets. -Astrid Berges-Frisbey

When I went home from Juilliard, I couldn't find acting work. -Robin Williams

The idea of Juilliard was that it would give you this toolbox full of skills that you could take with you and apply to anything. -Robin Williams

For my peculiar face, I look best when I look as though I'm not wearing make-up. -Lauren Bacall

The fall of 1912 my fielding was above the average, but my hitting was not so good. However, I was the talk of the town because of my peculiar way of catching a fly ball. They later named it the Vest-Pocket Catch. -Rabbit Maranville

Baseball grew rapidly in favor; the field was ripe. America needed a live outdoor sport, and this game exactly suited the national temperament. It required all the manly qualities of activity, endurance, pluck, and skill peculiar to cricket, and was immeasurably superior to that game in exciting features. -John Montgomery Ward

I aspire to write what are called 'familiar essays.' They begin in the personal and end in the universal. It's not for me to say if I have been successful at it. But that is the hope. -David Rakoff

Various people have explained why Henry Kissinger is a bad choice to run an investigation into what went wrong on Sept. 11. He's a liar. He's an apologist for corrupt regimes. -Timothy Noah

Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history. -Robert Dallek

For Russians, to whom Pushkin's poem 'Eugene Onegin' is sacred text, the ballet's story and personae are as familiar and filled with meaning as, for instance, 'Romeo' and 'Hamlet' are for us. Russians know whole stretches of it by heart, the way we know Shakespeare and Italians know Dante. -Robert Gottlieb

You can approach 'The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death' in a variety or combination of ways: as a startlingly eccentric hobby; as a series of unresolved murder mysteries; as the manifestation of one woman's peculiar psychic life; as a lesson in forensics; as a metaphor for the fate of women; as a photographic study. -Robert Gottlieb

The nature of a protective immune response to HIV is still unclear. Because in a very, very unique manner, unlike virtually any other microbe with which we're familiar, the HIV virus has evolved in a way that the immune system finds it very difficult, if not impossible, to deal with the virus. -Anthony Fauci

I was influenced by many, many different people in my student years, and I was always, I guess, immersed in a Navy environment, and so, obviously, that had a big impact when I decided what I wanted to do was go and be a Navy pilot. I was very familiar with the Navy community and felt very comfortable with it. -Alan G. Poindexter

With 'Grimm,' it's a lot of fun for me to be able to play within the familiar world of fairy tales. As for satisfying my inner fantasy geek, anything that would have me wielding a sword or shooting a bow would be a dream. -Sasha Roiz

I am one of those faces that it's sometimes, 'Oh my God, you look so familiar, but I can't pinpoint it.' -Lindsey McKeon

I've never understood why some people hesitate before diving into unfamiliar tasks or activities. I couldn't imagine wanting more instructions about anything. -Martha Beck

When I graduated from high school, I had artistic and academic scholarships, and I was trying to figure out what to do. I decided to audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Julliard, and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. -Deborah Kara Unger

There is absolutely no point in not being a populist. What I feel emboldened to do is to take something which is a minority interest and make it accessible without dumbing it down. I'm such an enthusiast for peculiar things, things that are perhaps a bit avant-garde, and try and involve everyone. -Lee Hall

What I've said before, only half in joke, is that everybody in Ireland is famous. Or, maybe better, say everybody is familiar. -Seamus Heaney

Too many films today feel formulaic and familiar. I prefer it when the familiar is made to feel strange. -Nicolas Roeg

I don't often get recognized for my work, but I look familiar. I'm just a working-man actor. I go and audition, and you just hope the work keeps coming. -Joel Murray

I remember passing through New York in college and thinking, 'I'm going to come back here.' The energy just made me think of Europe – everyone walking, seeing the delis and flowers outside. It just felt very familiar. I loved it right away. -Stephanie Szostak

There's an awful lot of choices in the world as far as what one can do for a living. It's best to be familiar with as many sectors of the working world as you can be so you'll be better at your creative job anyway. -Justine Bateman

I guess I could take things from every place that I've been and find something familiar and wonderful about it that makes me feel like I'm at home. -Brittany Bowe

I don't know if you're familiar with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You step outside the hotel, and you're soaking wet within 10 minutes. -Craig Fairbrass

You can get things out of acting with someone a second time around that you don't necessarily get the first time because you're more familiar, more comfortable. -Rosamund Pike

I think there's a danger of becoming too familiar with things, isn't there? That you kind of, when you're used to seeing the same things every day, you see those things come what may, and you don't see maybe the interesting things just slightly out of view behind them. -Steven Hall

When I studied at Juilliard, I did a lot of pushups and became this diesel machine. I was really big and was like, 'This is not a good look for an ingenue.' -Rutina Wesley

At Julliard, they don't teach you where to move your face for the camera, you know? -Rutina Wesley

I got to do the movie, and people who enjoyed 'The Birdcage' came out to see me on stage when I did 'Forum.' It introduced me to a whole new audience that wasn't familiar with my stage work. -Nathan Lane

What sets 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' apart is Riggs's use of 'found' photographs as a spark of inspiration for the narrative. 'Found' describes art created from common objects that are not normally considered art. -Claire Cameron

My work with AIDS patients started right at the beginning of the epidemic, totally unplanned and spontaneous, as all my work had proceeded in the previous two decades, if it were not already my whole life-style! In the early eighties, we knew very little about this peculiar disease. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I like writers who can show me worlds I know nothing about, but my favorites are those who create characters or worlds which feel realistic and familiar to me, or who can make me feel inspired. -Malala Yousafzai

Drama is played at the pace of chess… or billiards… or poker. Engrossing? Sure. But comedy is played at the jubilant, high-octane speed of sports like basketball or hockey. -Mark Waters

We like songs that are familiar. -Charles Duhigg

I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told. -Adam Beach

Man's constitution is so peculiar that his health is purely a negative matter. No sooner is the rage of hunger appeased than it becomes difficult to comprehend the meaning of starvation. It is only when you suffer that you really understand. -Jules Verne

Being a literature major, you know, I'm very familiar with the ways symbolism is used in our sort of mythic tales of society, so anyone who is consciously trying to pull that off I think is really interesting and clearly very smart. -Carrie Coon

My upbringing has given me sympathy for the idea of isolation and what it is to be a new person in the room, where everyone else has some amount of familiarity and comfort. -Julianne Moore

Actors are not always the best judges. We have a peculiar idea of what we think we are, and sometimes it's best left to others to decide what we play. -John Hurt

Dad passed away in 2000, but he visits me all the time. He comes to me in different ways. So I have that connection with him, and that comforts me, to know that in time I can come back and still have that with my kids. It's not unfamiliar to me, that connection with the afterlife. I know it's real; I experience it all the time. -Deborah Mailman

Children go from being a kind of cultural protectorate to the Junior Auxiliary of the tube-watching nation at large, and programs are designed for them on the same principle as they're designed for grown-ups: as a way to sell eyeballs to advertisers. -Jonathan Dee

'Grease' was my Broadway debut. That was eye-opening. At the same time, it was very familiar. It was a Broadway show, but it's kind of the same as doing a show in Minnesota. It's the same type of rehearsal process. You are doing 8 shows a week, but I worked at a theatre in Minnesota that did 11 shows a week. -Laura Osnes

I've said before that the common perception that all good actors should be good liars is exactly the opposite; only bad actors lie when they act. -Rob Lowe

My career has evolved at its own peculiar pace. American careers are supposed to have a much more singular direction than I've been able to… stomach. -Tim Curry

If bearing a reputation as a weirdo is all it takes to be a genius, I'm a shoo-in. Come to think of it, half the people I know are geniuses – the other half, peculiarly enough, idiots. -Todd Rundgren

I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. -Cindy Sheehan

My integrity had been called into question; I was being called a liar, and I am not a liar. And I just think it is time that we stop viewing public figures as fair game. -David Blunkett

As a former home secretary, I have access to and knowledge of the workings of the system in a way that individuals unfamiliar with the courts can never hope to have. -David Blunkett

Being an MP is not a desperately hard life, like going down the pit or working in the steelworks – with which I am all too familiar, having been brought up in the city of Sheffield; and it certainly isn't badly paid compared with any of my constituents. -David Blunkett

I don't think I'm an intentional liar, but I'm a little bit of an exaggerator sometimes. If I'm exaggerating, and the journalist exaggerates on top of that, then we end up in funny territory. -Autre Ne Veut

I think the Japanese love young, tannic red wines much more than most Americans do. Perhaps it is because Asians have a great fondness for tea, and tea is a very tannic beverage. Therefore a young, tannic red wine is something familiar to an Asian palate. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

You probably don't hit as many fairway-bunker shots as you do the greenside ones, and that unfamiliarity might make you a bit nervous. -Ernie Els

One of the things I've found most challenging about writing a multibook series is keeping it fresh and evolving while still delivering the familiarity that keeps longtime fans devoted to the characters and story world. -Tina St. John

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love. -William Shakespeare

The American president has a peculiar leadership responsibility to speak out for freedom. -Ted Cruz

People are familiar with 'the stick' of the Tea Party… challenging incumbents, flooding the phone lines. What they're not so much familiar with, and what I want to expand, is 'the carrot.' So when a Mitch McConnell, or when a Republican caucus stands firm… we have to reward them. -Niger Innis

I believe that one of the secret engines that allows cinema to work, and have the marvelous power over us that it does, is the fact that for thousands of years we have spent eight hours every night in a 'cinematic' dream-state, and so are familiar with this version of reality. -Walter Murch

I never really thought of my neighborhood in South Philly as being a neighborhood; it was more a state of mind. For people who aren't familiar with those kinds of places, it's a whole different thing. Like, 42nd Street in New York City is a state of mind. -Jim Croce

We write in ways that, we generally hope, reflect real life, or at least look familiar to humans. And in life, recurring themes are a recurring theme. We never quite conquer a pet vice or a relationship pattern or a communication habit. We're haunted by our particular demons. -Sara Zarr

I hadn't really thought about this until 'The Lake of Dreams,' but I've set all my stories in places that are familiar to me. It frees me up to spend more imaginative time on the characters. -Kim Edwards

Dashi remains unfamiliar to most French and American cooks, who tend to reach for a bouillon cube to do many of the same things. But dashi is worth preparing and using the way the Japanese do: for poaching fish, as a soup base, and in simmered dishes. -Nobu Matsuhisa

I think in my life I have so many things that changed so much with work and my career, and I don't really get to plan out a lot of my days. So when I have something that's familiar – just something that's there – I don't really like to switch it up. -Sevyn Streeter

I'm not a Saban guy, because I don't like liars, and I think he lied. I think he lied to the Miami Dolphins and to the fans of Miami, and he left. And it's pretty simple: I think integrity is very important; if you don't have integrity, I don't know how you can be successful. -Ron Jaworski

The situation at Buffalo was a rough situation, and I appreciate the opportunity, but going back to Seattle was a better situation, even though I'm not the starter. I've got a chance to get back with some familiar faces, back at a place I'm familiar with. -Tarvaris Jackson

The way it works at Julliard is that you just perform with people who are in your own class. -Samira Wiley

Beliefs about how lying looks are plentiful and often contradictory: depending on whom you choose to believe, liars can be detected because they fidget a lot, hold very still, cross their legs, cross their arms, look up, look down, make eye contact or fail to make eye contact. -Robin Marantz Henig

One of the problems with science fiction, which is probably one of the reasons why I haven't done one for many, many years, is the fact that everything is used up. Every type of spacesuit is used up, every type of spacecraft is vaguely familiar, the corridors are similar, and the planets are similar. -Ridley Scott

I'm an actor, but I am an awful liar. -Chris Pine

I'm very familiar with Tyler Perry. -Chris Pine

People assume actors are born liars, but I'd argue the actor's job is to tell the truth. And I've realised I'm not a good liar. -Cate Blanchett

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything. -Martin Freeman

When I came up to New York to do a play, I passed by Julliard, and I was like, 'Oh I heard of this place.' I applied, and ended up getting in. -Oscar Isaac

Conquering America for a U.K. artist is incredible because that's what everybody wants and dreams about. The accomplishment is dominating a market which you aren't familiar with. -Rita Ora

You could say I'm a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles. -Imelda Staunton

When a child is born, it is immersed in an atmosphere charged with the stellar vibrations peculiar to that moment, which are stamped upon each atom of the sensitive organism by the air inhaled with the first breath. -Max Heindel

Any actor that's like, 'I hate the fact that I'm getting all of this attention,' is a liar. Especially when it's from the opposite sex. -Donald Faison

I usually don't have to do a lot of research in my work, as I'm writing about something I'm already familiar with. -Amy Bloom

Jazz and poetry both involve a structure that may be familiar and to some extent predictable. And then, you try to create as much surprise and spontaneity and feeling and variation while respecting that structure. -Robert Pinsky

G.I. Joe has a heart and an attitude that feels right and familiar to me, so they could have ray guns, and they'd still feel more like real troops than many other franchises. -Karen Traviss

When you see the same familiar faces, it's nice when you get a chance to play with the same musicians. You start to develop this shorthand so everybody knows where you're at and where you're going, but then again, there are always surprises. But the more people are comfortable with the material, the more free you can be with the music. -David Sanborn

There is a kind of structure for a story that was peculiarly compelling for the radio. I thought I had invented it atom-by-atom sitting in an editing booth in Washington on M Street when I was in my 20s. Then I found out that it is one of the oldest forms of telling a story – it was the structure of a sermon. -Ira Glass

In the 1950s in the United States, few music lovers were listening to chamber music. Daddy played Bach and Haydn on our phonograph for me. Not only did I become familiar with the form; he discussed the concerti. My own head start. My own Head Start. -Karen DeCrow

It is essential to the pure and peaceful administration of justice that all its officers keep carefully within the boundaries of their constitutional powers. Auxiliary to this, but not secondary in importance, is a due knowledge of the leading subjects for their inquiry and decision. -Levi Woodbury

No one familiar with the common law of England can read the Constitution of the United States without observing the great desire of the Convention which framed that instrument to make it conform as far as possible with that law. -Samuel Freeman Miller

I write a lot about disadvantaged people, particularly vulnerable children, because I feel that that's who I was. That is familiar terrain for me. And I try to write about things that are very close to me because I want people to feel the passion that I have for the subject. -Charles M. Blow

The process of being filmed was, I found, peculiar but not discomfiting. At 13, you are malleable, adaptable, better able to take the unusual in your stride. -James Lovegrove

I've never minded solitude. For a writer, it's a natural condition. But caring for a dementia sufferer leads to a peculiar kind of loneliness. -Laurie Graham

It seemed like most of the memories faded before they had time to form. And after a while, my life with my father seemed like a familiar story or a distant dream. -Kara Swisher

The fact is that nothing in gerontology even comes close to fulfilling the promise of dramatically extended lifespan, in spite of bold claims to the contrary that by now should sound familiar. -S. Jay Olshansky

As a kid, I was school swot, but I used to hang around the billiard halls, learning that Geordie sense of humour, mixing with low-lifes. They were the sort who'd pick your pocket and then say 'Here you are lad, here's tuppence, get yourself some chips'. I was a good rugby player, a good runner, so I fitted in at Cambridge quite easily. -Sid Waddell

So many actors started on soap operas. So yeah, I'd graduated Julliard and done some theater. I've done a few guest spots on TV but nothing that long-term. I did a little 'E.R.' back when it was on, and a pilot for 'Cold Case.' -Finn Wittrock

I found L.A. much less responsive to the name Juilliard than New York was. In New York, that name actually means something. People will look up from their desks when you walk in. In L.A. it's, 'Oh yeah, that's a music school. What do you play?' -Finn Wittrock

Having worked on 'Halo: Nightfall' and gotten a taste for what 'Halo' has to offer, it definitely has me interested in picking up the games and getting familiarized more with the 'Halo' universe. -Mike Colter

Many of the familiar little things that we use every day have typically evolved over a period of time to a state of familiarity. They balance form and function, elegance and economy, success and failure in ways that are not only acceptable, but also admirable. -Henry Petroski

I'm all for past influences; the question is whether they are deterministic. Freud and the behaviorists argue that what we are at any given moment is billiard balls whose past determines our future course. That doesn't take into account that we are forever generating internal representations of positive futures and choosing among them. -Martin Seligman

'Parenthood' is a story about people's lives – the title helps. Very early on during the show's launch, the title was something familiar for the audience. It grabbed people's interest. -Jason Katims

Any creative process is about being in a territory which isn't secure, isn't necessarily familiar, and isn't convenient in any sort of way. And that's the excitement of it. -Susanne Bier

Valyrian is oddly easier than Dothraki. It's got a more lyrical flow to it that feels more familiar to the way I speak. That makes it slightly easier. -Emilia Clarke

I was on a couple of scholarships. I had a job in the school administrative office. I had a job as a hat-check boy in a restaurant. I had another job as an assistant to a casting director. It took a lot to get myself enough money to put myself through Juilliard. -Kevin Spacey

The best liars lie with their eyes rather than with their words. This might put writers at a disadvantage. -Joanna Scott

If landscape is a character for me, then it helps if I'm familiar with it and I already have a take on it. -Nic Pizzolatto

I had auditioned for 'The Vampire Diaries' years ago before 'The Originals' happened, so I was familiar with that mythology. -Nathan Parsons

Ego, id, and superego are terms familiar to all, but for many years, Freud's psychoanalytic theory has thrived in English departments around the country as a tool for interpreting literary texts but has rarely, if ever, been discussed in science departments. -Siri Hustvedt

I bought myself a rubber brain, familiarized myself with its many parts, listened intently, and read more. In fact, I read obsessively, as my husband has told me repeatedly. He has even suggested that my rapacious reading resembles an addiction. -Siri Hustvedt

What I like about Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is that it's an understated scent that's somehow familiar. -Edie Campbell

I like to put my characters through a lot, so, in 'Talon,' my fans will find familiar themes of bravery and sacrifice, and what it means to be human… even if you're not human. -Julie Kagawa

The classical music scene was completely unfamiliar to me. It was something that I didn't have the most fun associations around. A lot of people don't – they think of older generations and stuffiness. But it's not. You listen to the Overture of 1812, and you can hear a rock n' roll catharsis. -Lola Kirke

I love shopping online for clothes, but only from places that I'm familiar with their sizing. -Brendon Urie

'Jane Eyre' was one of those films that I was familiar with as a kid, and I always enjoyed the story. -Cary Fukunaga

In the theatre, we're all charlatans and liars and scavengers and fly-by-nights. -Simon McBurney

'Heartbreak House' was a lot of fun for me. I must have missed that day at school. I'd never read it or seen it. It's one of those things that a lot of people are familiar with. -Laila Robins

Honestly, I wasn't familiar with the whole DC comics world and the Batman world before I was part of 'Gotham.' -Camren Bicondova

Every forward is selfish, and any forward who tells you he is not selfish is a liar. -Luis Suarez

When things become peculiar, frustrating and strange, I think it's a good time to start painting. -James Rosenquist

Just as we acquaint ourselves with materials, and just as we must understand functions, we must become familiar with the psychological and spiritual factors of the day. No cultural activity is possible otherwise, for we are dependent on the spirit of our time. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

One of the most notable traits of the Mexican's character is his willingness to contemplate horror: he is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it. -Octavio Paz

To us, the value of a work lies in its newness: the invention of new forms, or a novel combination of old forms, the discovery of unknown worlds or the exploration of unfamiliar areas in worlds already discovered – revelations, surprises. -Octavio Paz

I mostly paint animals I'm familiar with, but I did a series of paintings of ravens, so I read everything about them. -Jamie Wyeth

I am stricken with the peculiar curse of being a 21st-century woman who makes more than the man she's living with – first with a husband for 13 years and now with a new partner. -Sandra Tsing Loh

Yes, I was one of the slightly vintage women who let out a shriek when we saw it at Costco: 'The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories', a complete boxed set, fifty-six familiar yellow spines, shrink-wrapped. -Sandra Tsing Loh

I'm a championship handball player. I'm a championship softball and baseball player. I used to be an extremely talented center in high school in football. I also dabbled in lacrosse and soccer. I'm really good at billiards, darts, shuffleboard. -Action Bronson

It's often assumed that British actors read Shakespeare and sonnets as we're going to bed at night and we're all very familiar with it. -Kate Winslet

I am a novelist turned temporary adventurer, and I chose to write television, movies and plays for much the same reason that Henry Morgan selected the Spanish Main for his peculiar – and not dissimilar – sphere of operations. -Gore Vidal

I think we're going to have auxiliary hard drives to offload our memories. -Rick Smolan

One of the strangest experiences one can have is to sleep on stage, as I once did in Sydney when I'd lost the key to my flat. I had to stay at night in a bed, which conveniently was on stage because my character Sandy Stone did his monologue from a bed. To wake up looking at a shadowy auditorium is a very peculiar feeling. -Barry Humphries

I wasn't really terribly familiar with the Beatles when I met George. They were just emerging. They certainly weren't as big as they became later on. I just knew them as a pop group, and that's all. I was keener on George as a man and a person, as opposed to someone in a band. -Pattie Boyd

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