Best Quotes About Like

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you. -Satchel Paige

If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from. -Robert Benchley

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. -Mark Russell

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. -Winston Churchill

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -Winston Churchill

I never liked you, and I always will. -Samuel Goldwyn

For your information, I would like to ask a question. -Samuel Goldwyn

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling. -Dave Barry

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. -Calvin Trillin

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up. -Alfred Hitchcock

Nothing recedes like success. -Walter Winchell

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far. -Mae West

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. -John le Carre

Show business is just like high school, except you get paid. -Martin Mull

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. -Dave Barry

I like to reminisce with people I don't know. -Steven Wright

I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor. -Jack Nicholson

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up. -Groucho Marx

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Fred Allen

Late night television is ready for someone like me… standards have gone to an all-time low. -Howard Stern

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now – no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television. -Bob Greene

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. -Paul Harvey

It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain. -Dale Dauten

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. -Oscar Wilde

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. -Red Auerbach

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. -Blaine Lee

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. -Albert Einstein

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. -Khalil Gibran

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still? -J. Paul Getty

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. -W. H. Auden

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. -John F. Kennedy

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. -William Congreve

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. -Anais Nin

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do. -Nan Fairbrother

Men always want to be a woman's first love – women like to be a man's last romance. -Oscar Wilde

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. -Jonathan Swift

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. -Neil Armstrong

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has. -Randolph Bourne

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. -Walter Lippmann

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble? -Benjamin Spock

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. -Milton Friedman

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. -Maya Angelou

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. -Khalil Gibran

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. -Ernest Hemingway

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. -J. Paul Getty

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. -W. H. Auden

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. -Hal Borland

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. -Don Marquis

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. -Khalil Gibran

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies. -H. L. Mencken

I like children; I like 'em, and I respect 'em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. -Pablo Picasso

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does. -Bill Vaughan

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. -Gloria Steinem

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. -Groucho Marx

An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do. -Dylan Thomas

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears. -Bill Vaughan

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. -Eugene McCarthy

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor. -Alvin Toffler

No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming. -James H. Clark

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win. -Dan Quayle

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything. -Bob Dylan

I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle. -Alfred Hitchcock

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. -Finley Peter Dunne

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting. -Andy Rooney

Most sermons sound to me like commercials – but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product. -Mignon McLaughlin

Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation… none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs. -Dave Barry

I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it. -Samuel Goldwyn

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column. -Dave Barry

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime. -Alfred Hitchcock

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate. -John Steinbeck

The most important thing about a TV set is to get it back against something and not out in the middle of a room where it's like a somber fellow making electronic judgments on you. -Bruce Jay Friedman

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. -Alfred Hitchcock

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht

The best career advice to give to the young is, 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.' -Katharine Whitehorn

Please write music like Wagner, only louder. -Samuel Goldwyn

Every few seconds it changes – up an eighth, down an eighth – it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. -Ted Turner

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like. -Jackie Mason

I'm not so mean. I wouldn't ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something. -Dick Butkus

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it. -Truman Capote

I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving. -Steven Wright

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

California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that. -Saul Bellow

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. -Henry Fielding

Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum. -P. G. Wodehouse

You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be. -Dan Quayle

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe. -Peter De Vries

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun. -Jerry Seinfeld

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. -Dennis Miller

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can. -Jack Nicklaus

He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play. -Gary McCord

I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years. -Dan Quayle

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy? -Dan Quayle

Forget words like 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.' That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you're saying it like it's never been said before. -William Bernbach

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

Commercial speech is like obscenity… we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it. -Jef I. Richards

You now have to decide what 'image' you want for your brand. Image means personality. Products, like people, have personalities, and they can make or break them in the market place. -David Ogilvy

Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes; the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed. -Jack Gould

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially – like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye. -David Ogilvy

Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'? -Jef I. Richards

A good ad should be like a good sermon: It must not only comfort the afflicted, it also must afflict the comfortable. -Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

There is no need for advertisements to look like advertisements. If you make them look like editorial pages, you will attract about 50 per cent more readers. -David Ogilvy

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have read your book and much like it. -Moses Hadas

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. -Andre Gide

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. -James Russell Lowell

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer. -Joan Collins

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. -W. C. Fields

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. -Mark Twain

Terms like that, 'Humane Society,' are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. -Barbara Kingsolver

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. -Francis of Assisi

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. -Lincoln Steffens

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. -Abraham Lincoln

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. -James Patrick Murray

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. -Joe Adcock

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. -Edmund Burke

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. -Jean Kerr

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. -Sydney J. Harris

The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves. -Ellen Goodman

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. -Harper Lee

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -Bernard Williams

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison

People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. -Linda Ellerbee

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. -Samuel Butler

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. -Anais Nin

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual. -Gloria Steinem

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. -Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. -C. S. Lewis

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. -Marcelene Cox

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. -John Updike

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. -Will Rogers

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. -Tiger Woods

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

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

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. -Dr. Seuss

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away. -Robert M. Hutchins

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains. -Tennessee Williams

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. -Lin Yutang

We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts. -Barbara Kingsolver

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. -George Eliot

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. -Steven Wright

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. -Winston Churchill

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. -Marcus Aurelius

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. -Bil Keane

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. -Natalie Clifford Barney

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. -Wayne Dyer

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. -Javan

It's hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you've earned. -Frank A. Clark

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? -Jean Cocteau

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly. -Peter De Vries

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. -Jean Kerr

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages. -Barry Goldwater

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

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return. -Bertrand Russell

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. -Mae West

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that. -Golda Meir

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. -Oscar Wilde

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. -Jean Kerr

Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch. -Ian Fleming

I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves. -Joe Louis

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift… The hangover comes the day after. -Joyce Brothers

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. -E. W. Howe

Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure. -Antonio Porchia

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. -Henri Bergson

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. -Kin Hubbard

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide. -Meg Greenfield

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. -Robert Byrne

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. -Oscar Wilde

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce. -Adam Smith

Reality is not always probable, or likely. -Jorge Luis Borges

Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him. -Mahatma Gandhi

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. -Bill Maher

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. -Cynthia Heimel

I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. -Bill Mauldin

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. -Doug Larson

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. -Margaret Atwood

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. -Russell Baker

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -Nelson Mandela

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors. -Frank Gifford

I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live. -Louis D. Brandeis

The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose. -William E. Simon

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. -Lily Tomlin

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

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. -John Muir

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. -Willa Cather

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

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man? -Edith Evans

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals. -Colman McCarthy

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. -Fred Woodworth

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. -Carl Reiner

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

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. -Carrie Snow

Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one. -W. C. Fields

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. -Glenn Turner

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. -William Safire

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. -Carl Jung

I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.' -William Butler Yeats

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. -Charles Caleb Colton

I like a man who grins when he fights. -Winston Churchill

Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you. -Kirsten Dunst

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. -Henry Ford

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. -Brendan Behan

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. -Benjamin Franklin

No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. -Billie Holiday

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence. -Jim Morrison

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. -Jim Morrison

We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike. -Blaise Pascal

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god. -William Shakespeare

Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher

Courage is found in unlikely places. -J. R. R. Tolkien

I like boring things. -Andy Warhol

I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.' -Andy Warhol

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. -Andy Warhol

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. -Walt Whitman

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy. -Bernard Williams

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. -Aristotle

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. -Mary Pickford

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi. -Larry Wall

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. -Ronald Reagan

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported. -Mae West

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live. -Moliere

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque. -Brendan Behan

I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli. -George H. W. Bush

Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. -Dean Acheson

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. -Mortimer Adler

American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties. -Edward Albee

I don't like to hurt people, I really don't like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident. -Jack Anderson

I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public. -Rudolf Bing

The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional. -Hugo Black

Reading is like the sex act – done privately, and often in bed. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell. -Frank Borman

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. -Elizabeth Bowen

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift. -Wernher von Braun

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

Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house. -Benjamin Britten

Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows. -Les Brown

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it. -Rita Mae Brown

Prayer for many is like a foreign land. When we go there, we go as tourists. Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place. Like most tourists, we therefore move on before too long and go somewhere else. -Robert McAfee Brown

When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, 'I have arrived.' Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead. -Yul Brynner

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest. -Pat Buchanan

The powder is mixed with water and tastes exactly like powder mixed with water. -Art Buchwald

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

I liked myself better when I wasn't me. -Carol Burnett

I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down. -Maria Callas

I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity. -Maria Callas

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures – be what he is. And, above all, accept these things. -Albert Camus

Older women are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. -Robert Farrar Capon

At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. -Robert Farrar Capon

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. -Truman Capote

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end. -Truman Capote

The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke. -Al Capp

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use? -Dale Carnegie

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

I know folks all have a tizzy about it, but I like a little bourbon of an evening. It helps me sleep. I don't much care what they say about it. -Lillian Gordy Carter

I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment. -Marc Chagall

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes. -Prince Charles

I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss – you can't do it alone. -John Cheever

Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading. -Arthur Christiansen

To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine, full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life. -Kenneth Clark

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive. -Jean Cocteau

As it enters the ear, does it come in like broken glass or does it come in like honey? -Eddie Condon

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges. -Alistair Cooke

People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back. -Alistair Cooke

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. -Norman Cousins

Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor. -Noel Coward

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Noel Coward

Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens. -Malcolm Cowley

A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it. -Ely Culbertson

His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim. -Charlotte Curtis

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory. -Salvador Dali

Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one. -John C. Danforth

Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last. -Charles de Gaulle

A day away from Tallulah is like a month in the country. -Howard Dietz

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think. -Lawrence Durrell

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. -Umberto Eco

I like going there for golf. America's one vast golf course these days. -Edward VIII

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough. -Alfred Eisenstaedt

Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. -Duke Ellington

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike. -Ralph Ellison

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. -Nora Ephron

Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert. -Austin Farrer

You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like. -Geraldine Ferraro

I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me! -Sally Field

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land. -Arnold J. Toynbee

Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. -Pierre Trudeau

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal – falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. -Francois Truffaut

For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Sports is like a war without the killing. -Ted Turner

Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission. -Stewart Udall

A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. -John Updike

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus. -Peter Ustinov

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne

I don't know whether I like it, but it is what I meant. -Ralph Vaughan Williams

No one cuts backs like he did. No one knows what a back is anymore. -Diana Vreeland

You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer. -Sol Wachtler

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

Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self. -Barbara Walters

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.' -Andy Warhol

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone. -Earl Warren

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

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. -Alan Watts

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners. -Evelyn Waugh

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. -Eudora Welty

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats. -Rebecca West

When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. -Theodore White

When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. -Theodore White

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. -Thornton Wilder

Many plays – certainly mine – are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. -Thornton Wilder

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

The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother – and the public. -Walter Winchell

He was white and shaken, like a dry martini. -P. G. Wodehouse

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along. -Antonin Scalia

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

Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed. -David K. Shipler

Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. -Frank Sinatra

There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses. -Josef Skvorecky

I use my hands like a sculptor, to mold and shape the sound I want, to clarify. -Leonard Slatkin

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful. -Betty Smith

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it. -Margaret Chase Smith

I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents. -Red Smith

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant. -J. William Fulbright

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake. -Indira Gandhi

You are never so alone as when you are ill on stage. The most nightmarish feeling in the world is suddenly to feel like throwing up in front of four thousand people. -Judy Garland

Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia. -Vittorio Gassman

Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away. -Harold S. Geneen

A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. -Ira Gershwin

Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it. -J. Paul Getty

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast. -Herbert Gold

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum. -Mikhail Gorbachev

To me, a building – if it's beautiful – is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. -Martha Graham

Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued. -Robert Graves

The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they're late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy. -Bob Greene

The economy of a novelist is a little like that of a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away anything that might perhaps serve its turn. -Graham Greene

Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be. -Philip Guedalla

A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk. -Alec Guinness

One travels like a golf ball, hopping from green to green. -John Gunther

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. -Margot Fonteyn

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

I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface. -Stephen Sondheim

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

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife – a tyrannical midwife. -Stephen Spender

Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and the interstate highway system have made every place accessible – and every place alike. -Ronald Steel

There is a curious relationship between a candidate and the reporters who cover him. It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff, enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines. -Ronald Steel

Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens. -Ronald Steel

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. -John Steinbeck

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession. -John Steinbeck

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. -Gloria Steinem

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you? -Casey Stengel

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results. -Caskie Stinnett

A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares. -Igor Stravinsky

You really have to get to know Dewey to dislike him. -Robert Taft

I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together. -Margaret Thatcher

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you. -Margaret Thatcher

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy. -Alexander Theroux

Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. -Norman Thomas

I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters. -Roy Thomson

You're beautiful, like a May fly. -Ernest Hemingway

It's not color, it's like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast. -John Huston

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

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it. -Hugh Newell Jacobsen

There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best. -Pope John Paul II

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light. -Pope John XXIII

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. -Pamela Hansford Johnson

This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness. -Pauline Kael

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness. -Yousuf Karsh

If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years. -Alfred Kazin

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming. -Garrison Keillor

I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money. -Joseph P. Kennedy

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane. -Jackie Kennedy

The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. -Jackie Kennedy

It looks like it's been furnished by discount stores. -Jackie Kennedy

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer. -Jackie Kennedy

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -John F. Kennedy

We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry. -Joseph P. Kennedy

Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy. -Walter Kerr

No more turkey, but I'd like some more of the bread it ate. -Hank Ketcham

Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you! -Nikita Khrushchev

If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it! -Nikita Khrushchev

The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing. -Neil Kinnock

I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me – 90 cents. -Ed Koch

Politics, like theater, is one of those things where you've got to be wise enough to know when to leave. -Richard Lamm

You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat. -Ann Landers

I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife. -Philip Larkin

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie. -John le Carre

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October. -John Leonard

I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good. -Oscar Levant

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. -Roy Lichtenstein

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

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. -A. J. Liebling

Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles. -Doris Lilly

The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view. -Jacques Lipchitz

Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon. -Walter Lippmann

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar. -Lee Loevinger

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. -John D. MacDonald

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him. -Shirley MacLaine

Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there. -Archibald MacLeish

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout. -Melvin Maddocks

Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties. They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous. -Melvin Maddocks

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species. -Melvin Maddocks

I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore. -William Manchester

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons. -Mao Zedong

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. -Henri Matisse

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

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer. -Mignon McLaughlin

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost. -Margaret Mead

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it – cold war. -Golda Meir

I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense. -H. L. Mencken

Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass. -Grace Metalious

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. -James A. Michener

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life. -Arthur Miller

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

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern. -Henry Miller

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be. -Walter F. Mondale

The stammer was a way of telling the world that he was not like others, a way of expressing his singularity. -Ted Morgan

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

I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it. -Grandma Moses

It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it. -Robert Motherwell

Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way. -Ralph Nader

Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins. -V. S. Naipaul

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. -Pablo Neruda

I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood. -Paul Newman

Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth. -Mike Nichols

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see. -Pope Paul VI

Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground. -Pope Paul VI

Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it. -Richard M. Nixon

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin. -Aristotle Onassis

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. -George Orwell

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. -George Orwell

The memory is like a cat scratching my heart. -Marina Oswald

My hand does the work and I don't have to think; in fact, were I to think, it would stop the flow. It's like a dam in the brain that bursts. -Edna O'Brien

Writing is like carrying a fetus. -Edna O'Brien

Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use. -John O'Hara

Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the young but never the actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event. -Heinz R. Pagels

I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones. -Bill Parcells

A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields. -Norman Parkinson

I always thought I should be treated like a star. -Madonna Ciccone

I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea. -C. S. Forester

Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running. -Gene Fowler

Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies. -Fred W. Friendly

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. -Robert Frost

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. -Alfred Hitchcock

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. -Alfred Hitchcock

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. -Marjorie Holmes

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. -Lou Holtz

The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent. -Shana Alexander

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work. -Frank Borman

The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable. -Anatole Broyard

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit. -Mario Cuomo

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance. -William O. Douglas

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. -Geoffrey Fisher

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!' -George Will

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up. -Rumer Godden

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived. -Knut Hamsun

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel. -David Leavitt

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

Once we thought, journalists and readers alike, that if we put together enough 'facts' and gave them a fast stir, we would come up with something that, at least by the standards of short-order cooks, could be called the truth. -Melvin Maddocks

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. -Richard M. Nixon

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady. -Richard M. Nixon

I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. -Laurence Olivier

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks. -Richard M. Nixon

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks. -Eric Sevareid

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. -John Dryden

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement. -E. B. White

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. -Albert Camus

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun. -John Dryden

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. -Jean Paul

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

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. -Ambrose Bierce

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. -Walter Scott

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name. -Emily Dickinson

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable. -Horace

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

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. -Christopher Morley

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge. -Cleveland Amory

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like. -William Feather

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive. -William Hazlitt

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. -Sara Teasdale

Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often. -Paracelsus

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. -Rudyard Kipling

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters. -Walter Lippmann

Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion. -Jeremy Taylor

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. -Edward Young

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. -Thomas Carlyle

It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. -T. S. Eliot

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. -Ovid

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands. -Jean Giraudoux

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. -John Locke

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. -Francis Bacon

The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. -Samuel Johnson

The entire lower world was created in the likeness of the higher world. All that exists in the higher world appears like an image in this lower world; yet all this is but One. -Michel de Montaigne

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about. -Oscar Wilde

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. -Alexander Pope

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it. -Andre Maurois

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world. -Benjamin Franklin

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants – more than anything else – to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are – and have always been. -Benjamin Jowett

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. -Boy George

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. -Cesare Pavese

Act like you expect to get into the end zone. -Christopher Morley

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light. -David Hockney

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. -Diane Arbus

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately. -Edward Everett Hale

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. -Ed Koch

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out. -Ethel Barrymore

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself. -Fanny Brice

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. -Franz Kafka

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. -George Chapman

I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth. -George Eliot

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten. -George William Curtis

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well. -Germaine Greer

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious. -Hannah Arendt

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. -J. Paul Getty

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. -James Whitcomb Riley

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. -Jane Fonda

We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us. -Jean de La Fontaine

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

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. -Joan Rivers

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties. -John Wanamaker

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. -Lee Iacocca

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb. -Jean Arp

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems. -Miguel de Unamuno

Age, like distance lends a double charm. -Oliver Herford

I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do. -Oswald Chambers

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. -Paul Cezanne

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why. -Paul Newman

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. -Pope Paul VI

People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. -Red Auerbach

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. -Rose Kennedy

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something. -Rush Limbaugh

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. -Sallust

Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen. -Samuel Johnson

If you act like you know what you're going, you can do anything you want – except neurosurgery. -Sharon Stone

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. -St. Jerome

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. -Theodore Roosevelt

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered. -Thomas Paine

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

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? -W. Somerset Maugham

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for. -Washington Irving

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices. -William Lyon Phelps

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. -Andy Warhol

Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. -William Styron

I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making. -Ben Stein

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. -Thomas Carlyle

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. -Amelia Earhart

The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet. -William Butler Yeats

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. -Marian Wright Edelman

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. -Abraham Lincoln

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune. -Phillips Brooks

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. -Phillips Brooks

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it. -Alistair Cooke

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. -Buddha

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. -Francis Bacon

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. -Oprah Winfrey

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. -Samuel Butler

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. -May Sarton

We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. -John Steinbeck

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. -Milan Kundera

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. -Peter Drucker

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. -Helen Keller

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. -Agatha Christie

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. -Oscar Wilde

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. -Alexander Hamilton

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. -Orison Swett Marden

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. -William Penn

Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings. -Victor Hugo

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. -Sam Ewing

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. -Carson McCullers

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too. -Christopher Morley

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth. -Khalil Gibran

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. -Leo Tolstoy

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. -Muhammad Ali

I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. -Brenda Ueland

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there. -Clare Boothe Luce

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places. -Mark Twain

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. -Joseph Addison

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. -Alfred Hitchcock

I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, 'I'd like some fries.' The girl at the counter said, 'Would you like some fries with that?' -Jay Leno

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them… well, I have others. -Groucho Marx

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. -Josh Billings

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. -Thomas Jefferson

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! -Tom Lehrer

Love is the same as like except you feel sexier. -Judith Viorst

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. -Will Rogers

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. -Josh Billings

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. -Henri Matisse

We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. -George H. W. Bush

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. -Thomas Paine

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. -W. H. Auden

I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. -George W. Bush

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. -Oscar Wilde

The IRS! They're like the Mafia, they can take anything they want! -Jerry Seinfeld

The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists. -Tom Stoppard

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. -Albert Camus

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. -Milton Friedman

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. -Joseph Heller

The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now. -James Baldwin

Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. -Tallulah Bankhead

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They. -Rudyard Kipling

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out. -Michel de Montaigne

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Nothing like a little judicious levity. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. -William Arthur Ward

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

If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. -Brian Tracy

You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for? -Bernadette Peters

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. -Carl Sagan

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce. -Mark Twain

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. -James Baldwin

I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point. -Susan Sarandon

It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with. -Clark Gable

Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around. -Cole Porter

The artist I wanna be like is Michael Jackson. I'll get the house with the roller coaster and the rides and a disco, and I'll invite all my friends and just stay at home. -Lil' Kim

The only thing I like about rich people is their money. -Nancy Astor

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. -George Dennison Prentice

Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones. -Julius Charles Hare

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. -Thucydides

I came like Water, and like Wind I go. -Edward Fitzgerald

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. -Robert M. Hutchins

I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science. -Heinz R. Pagels

Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? -Solomon Short

From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away. -Raymond Chandler

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. -Scott Adams

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into! -Agnetha Faltskog

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it! -Agnetha Faltskog

The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood. -Frida Lyngstad

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is. -Aretha Franklin

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine. -Audrey Hepburn

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same. -Audrey Hepburn

I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something. -Barbra Streisand

I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.' -Barbra Streisand

I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all. -Barbra Streisand

My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like…' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand. -Barbra Streisand

I've always liked men better than women. -Bette Davis

I feel like a million tonight – but one at a time. -Bette Midler

Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. -Bette Midler

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old. -Billie Holiday

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck. -Billie Holiday

Husbands are like fires – they go out when they're left unattended. -Cher

I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around. -Cher

I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia. -Cher

If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words. -Dolly Parton

I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it. -Dusty Springfield

People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz. -Elizabeth Taylor

I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. -Evita Peron

My husband does not like me to give interviews because I say too much. No talk, no trouble. -Imelda Marcos

Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars. -Imelda Marcos

They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system. -Imelda Marcos

I like to wake up each morning feeling a new man. -Jean Harlow

Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment. -Joan Crawford

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

Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt. -Lucille Ball

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches. -Margaret Thatcher

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage. -Maria Callas

I always felt like the rug could be pulled out from under me at anytime. And coming from a racially mixed background, I always felt like I didn't really fit in anywhere. -Mariah Carey

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong. -Marlene Dietrich

A woman is like a tea bag – you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit. -Shirley Bassey

I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience. -Shirley Bassey

I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you. -Sophia Loren

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

Sex is like washing your face – just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it. -Sophia Loren

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. -Madeleine L'Engle

We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music. -Barbara Sher

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. -Nikola Tesla

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul. -Mary Renault

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. -Ivan Turgenev

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. -Nikola Tesla

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. -Joyce Brothers

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. -Mark Twain

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke. -Alvin Toffler

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Don't treat me like a little girl. -Britney Spears

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death. -Dennis Quaid

I don't want people kissing my butt. If I had a bad show and I know it, don't tell me I had a good show. I hate that. I guess because I'm 17, people think I don't see stuff like that. -Britney Spears

I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, 'Hello?' -Britney Spears

I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot. -Britney Spears

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her. -Britney Spears

My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy. -Pamela Anderson

When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.' -Yasmine Bleeth

I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I really don't know what I'm doing… I don't. It's terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that's all I really do. -Leonardo DiCaprio

My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now. -Leonardo DiCaprio

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes… It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday. -Leonardo DiCaprio

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss. -Leonardo DiCaprio

That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.' -Jim Carrey

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most… I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it. -William J. Clinton

It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei. -Cindy Crawford

There's nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows. -Russell Crowe

Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian. -Penelope Cruz

Kids are at my level. I like goofing around with them. -John Goodman

A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face. -Katherine Heigl

I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily. -Michael Jackson

My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager. -Anna Kournikova

I think that tennis is a lady's sport, so we should look out there like ladies. -Anna Kournikova

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. -Benjamin Franklin

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse. -Groucho Marx

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female. -Desmond Morris

I can speak Esperanto like a native. -Spike Milligan

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. -Groucho Marx

I like children – fried. -W. C. Fields

I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up. -Lenny Bruce

Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable. -Cher

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. -Oscar Wilde

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. -Jim Bishop

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. -Diogenes

What other culture could have produced someone like Hemingway and not seen the joke? -Gore Vidal

The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff. -Britney Spears

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get. -Kevin Spacey

Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it's wonderful that she didn't cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl. -Sharon Stone

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired. -Robert Strauss

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

I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup. -Eddie Izzard

I never met a kid I liked. -W. C. Fields

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life. -Emo Philips

I like the way my own feet smell. I love to smell my sneakers when I take them off. -Christina Ricci

Boys always like to see girls kiss. I don't get it; girls don't want to see boys kiss. -Dominique Swain

I'm not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else. -Jon Stewart

I always feel like a goofy little kid. -Julia Stiles

I suppose I sometimes used to act like I wasn't a human being… Sometimes I look back at myself and remember things I used to say, or my hairstyle, and I cringe. -Madonna Ciccone

Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date. -Caroline Rhea

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. -James Beard

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. -Leonardo da Vinci

I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right. -Brad Pitt

I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her. -Matthew Perry

I like roles that people don't recognize me in. -Penelope Cruz

I'm not ready to be a woman yet, I'd like it if my body were more boyish. Maybe I'll like my curves when I'm older but right now they kind of make me squirm. -Vanessa Marcil

I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way. -Josh Hartnett

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor! -Josh Hartnett

I don't like silk underwear. They don't do the job, you know? -Matt LeBlanc

I'm like an expensive menu… you can look but you can't afford! -Anna Kournikova

You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose. -Anna Kournikova

A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people. -Anna Kournikova

I am fed up with men who use sex like a sleeping pill. -Toni Braxton

It's pronounced 'Romaine', like the lettuce. -Rebecca Romijn

I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans. -Rachel Weisz

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them. -Winona Ryder

Tattoos are like stories – they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful. -Pamela Anderson

I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors. And I don't watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room. -Pamela Anderson

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique. -Shania Twain

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life. -Shania Twain

People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I'm shaped this way, I must be scandalous – like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it's just the opposite. -Jennifer Lopez

The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power – not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop. -Reese Witherspoon

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse… I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. -Cindy Crawford

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to like the script and obviously feel connected with the director because the director to me is so important. -Amy Smart

I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet. -Angelina Jolie

I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog. -Alicia Silverstone

I don't want to be known as the Aerosmith chick, but it's fun to put on the boots and makeup and act like a tough girl. -Alicia Silverstone

I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind. -Calista Flockhart

I would like to do a part that would stretch me. In America it seems to me that you just take your clothes off and that helps, but I wouldn't want to do that. -Courteney Cox

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways. -Courteney Cox

I don't like to take my clothes off. -Demi Moore

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. -Drew Barrymore

If you're going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it. -Drew Barrymore

Daisies are like sunshine to the ground. -Drew Barrymore

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. -Drew Barrymore

Kissing – and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing – is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down. -Drew Barrymore

There are tons of people I'd like to freeze for all of eternity, but we won't go into that! -Holly Marie Combs

The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid – they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me. -Kate Winslet

When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I'm a hopeless romantic. It's disgusting. It really is. I've seen 'While You Were Sleeping', like, twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces. -Julia Stiles

I'd like to grow up and be beautiful. I know it doesn't matter, but it doesn't hurt. -Kirsten Dunst

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races. -Mark Twain

Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling. -Claude Pepper

Scientists – the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set. -Fran Lebowitz

The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. -Peter Drucker

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

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. -John Perry Barlow

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun. -Dan Rather

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy… and I keep it in a jar on my desk. -Stephen King

If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. -Timothy Leary

George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising. -Al Gore

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. -Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. -Victor Hugo

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises. -John Dobbin

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have. -Conan O'Brien

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. -Alan Kay

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. -Edgar Fiedler

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -Christopher Lasch

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. -George S. Patton

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear – and what they want to hear is what won't happen. -Paul Samuelson

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. -Jimmy Carter

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%. -Jack Welch

At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered. -Tracy Chapman

I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions. -Traci Bingham

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got. -Peter Drucker

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. -Dale Carnegie

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

Communism is like one big phone company. -Lenny Bruce

I loved making 'Rising Sun'. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth. -Tatjana Patitz

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament. -Jerry Hall

Richard doesn't really like me to kill bugs, but sometimes I can't help it. -Cindy Crawford

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

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. -Kurt Vonnegut

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. -Josh Billings

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. -Kofi Annan

Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off. -Howard Stringer

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world. -Tony Blair

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. -Barbara Bush

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. -Lillian Hellman

My father was often angry when I was most like him. -Lillian Hellman

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up. -Jeremy Irons

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out. -George Brett

History never looks like history when you are living through it. -John W. Gardner

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Steve Martin

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. -Virginia Woolf

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. -C. S. Lewis

I don't like people who take drugs… customs men for example. -Mick Miller

I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world. -Malcolm Bradbury

I went to watch Pavarotti once. He doesn't like it when you join in. -Mick Miller

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. -William Tecumseh Sherman

There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. -David Letterman

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. -William Hazlitt

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. -Walt Disney

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. -Duke Ellington

We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end. -Nikki Giovanni

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it. -James Brown

Sins, like chickens, come home to roost. -Charles W. Chesnutt

When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. -Gertrude Stein

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. -Margaret Thatcher

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. -Virginia Woolf

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. -Mignon McLaughlin

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time. -Margaret Mead

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. -Golda Meir

Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer. -Bette Midler

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me. -Raymond Chandler

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom. -Charles Fillmore

Most human beings are quite likeable if you do not see too much of them. -Robert Wilson Lynd

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. -Iris Murdoch

We are all alike, on the inside. -Mark Twain

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while. -Charles Barkley

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool. -Bill Watterson

The more I know about men the more I like dogs. -Gloria Allred

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane… There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all. -Voltaire

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. -Horace Mann

Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts. -Max Lerner

I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm. -Alfred Hitchcock

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. -Horace Mann

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. -Lydia M. Child

It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes. -Tom Barrett

The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. -Henry Moore

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. -Brendan Behan

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. -Marcus Aurelius

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries. -Marie Curie

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door. -Jeff Foxworthy

The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off. -William Golding

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. -Greg Anderson

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other. -Eugene Field

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. -Rabindranath Tagore

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes. -J. B. Priestley

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. -Buddha

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

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. -Dalai Lama

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. -Nathaniel Branden

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. -Ralph Marston

There is no instinct like that of the heart. -Lord Byron

My heart is like a singing bird. -Christina Rossetti

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

I'm homosexual… How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. -Jean Genet

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. -Christopher Isherwood

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away. -Elvis Presley

Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it. -Louis Kronenberger

There is no aphrodisiac like innocence. -Jean Baudrillard

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. -Barbara Sher

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. -Anais Nin

There is nothing like an odor to stir memories. -William McFee

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike. -Alfred North Whitehead

When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands. -William Lyon Phelps

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. -Bette Davis

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view. -Mao Zedong

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph. -Annie Leibovitz

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. -John Berger

I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. -Diane Arbus

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men? -Natalie Clifford Barney

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. -Clint Eastwood

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating. -Marian Anderson

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. -Oprah Winfrey

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. -Austin O'Malley

To talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass. -Grace Metalious

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. -William Butler Yeats

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger. -Arthur Schopenhauer

When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all – just feelings. -Sydney J. Harris

Life is a gift, given in trust – like a child. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. -Anais Nin

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick. -Lin Yutang

We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked… not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable. -Liv Ullmann

When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated. -Ralph Nader

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. -P. J. O'Rourke

A man with a soul is not like every other man. -Eugene Ionesco

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. -Rene Descartes

That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. -George Foreman

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that. That's power. -Jesse Ventura

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. -Douglas Adams

People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader – occasionally in the right direction. -Alexander Chase

We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team. -Richard J. Daley

There is no gambling like politics. -Benjamin Disraeli

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. -Benjamin Disraeli

Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last. -Charles de Gaulle

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

I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it. -Clarence Darrow

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. -Ray Charles

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time. -Georgia O'Keeffe

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement. -Pete Rose

The 1990's sure aren't like the 1980's. -Donald Trump

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. -Ronald Reagan

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. -Julia Cameron

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. -Phil Donahue

I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving. -Sylvia Pankhurst

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. -Frederick Buechner

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other. -David Riesman

Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness. -Julia Cameron

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road. -Beatrice Wood

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. -Mahatma Gandhi

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. -John Ruskin

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. -Henry Adams

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. -Robert Louis Stevenson

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth. -John Cleese

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. -Ray Bradbury

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. -Leonard Cohen

Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like; but never believe he is being on the level with you. -Pamela Hansford Johnson

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. -Marilyn Ferguson

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water! -Unknown

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. -Robert Orben

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. -George Bernard Shaw

It's like deja-vu, all over again. -Yogi Berra

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at. -Christian Nestell Bovee

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.' -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole. -John F. Kennedy

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. -Thurgood Marshall

Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself. -Sydney Madwed

I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark. -Mary Stewart

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better. -Laurie Anderson

In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves. -R. A. Butler

Software is like sex: it's better when it's free. -Linus Torvalds

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil. -James Monroe

Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. -Plato

I like power and I like to use it. -Sam Rayburn

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. -Theodore Roosevelt

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something. -Woodrow Wilson

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

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