Best Quotes About Little

No public man can be just a little crooked. -Herbert Hoover

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition. -Henry James

You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country. -Robert Frost

There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti. -Edmund Hillary

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -Edmund Burke

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. -Pam Brown

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

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. -William Inge

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? -Linda Ellerbee

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. -Alexandre Dumas

We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective. -Dave Barry

The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story. -Joel Coen

When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually. -Steven Wright

If you don't want your dog to have bad breath, do what I do: Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet. -Jay Leno

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. -Daniel Burnham

Many people – and I think I am one of them – are more productive when they've had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I'm far better able to write. -David Ogilvy

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult. -James Randolph Adams

If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising. -James Randolph Adams

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. -Hector Hugh Munro

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. -Winston Churchill

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. -Samuel Johnson

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. -Charles Caleb Colton

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. -E. M. Forster

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. -Henry Ford

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -Mark Twain

A college education shows a man how little other people know. -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. -John Kenneth Galbraith

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say 'when!' -P. G. Wodehouse

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. -Will Rogers

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. -Edward H. Harriman

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. -Enid Bagnold

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

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. -Ernest Dimnet

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. -Epictetus

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. -Booker T. Washington

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can. -Sydney Smith

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. -Khalil Gibran

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. -Edward Gibbon

The truth needs so little rehearsal. -Barbara Kingsolver

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. -Sid Caesar

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

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. -Leo Buscaglia

Always be a little kinder than necessary. -James M. Barrie

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. -Thomas Huxley

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -Emily Dickinson

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant. -Helen Rowland

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. -Christopher Morley

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. -Eric Berne

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. -Dorothea Lange

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. -Lenny Bruce

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth. -Mignon McLaughlin

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. -Charles Caleb Colton

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me. -Robert Frost

Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. -Antonio Porchia

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. -Denis Diderot

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. -Jimmy Johnson

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. -Alexandre Dumas

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. -Samuel Johnson

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. -Alex Haley

What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. -Bruce Barton

I owe it all to little chocolate donuts. -John Belushi

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. -Charles Darwin

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. -Friedrich Nietzsche

So little done, so much to do. -Cecil Rhodes

We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones. -Andy Rooney

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. -Gore Vidal

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Good words are worth much, and cost little. -George Herbert

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual. -Frank Herbert

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

There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot. -Derek Bok

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part. -Nadia Boulanger

One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else. -James Brady

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

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. -Charlie Chaplin

Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand. -Ilka Chase

Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day – 23 minutes – and that's supposed to be enough. -Walter Cronkite

Be of love a little more careful than of anything. -e. e. cummings

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. -T. S. Eliot

When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. -John Updike

I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president. -Jack Valenti

You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important. -Earl Warren

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions. -Orson Welles

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

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

Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. -Hans Selye

You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country. -Alan K. Simpson

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

Man knows so much and does so little. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Drawn by warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: 'Open Bar.' -William E. Geist

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

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

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals. -John Steinbeck

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man. -James Thurber

When I grow up I want to be a little boy. -Joseph Heller

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea. -Ernest Hemingway

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it. -Corita Kent

They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves. -Nikita Khrushchev

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. -Henry Kissinger

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

Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat. -Mother Maribel

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success. -Ashley Montagu

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. -Robert Penn Warren

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist. -Jackie Kennedy

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945. -William Manchester

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. -Thomas Merton

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything. -Blaise Pascal

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name! -Walter Savage Landor

He who considers too much will perform little. -Friedrich Schiller

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. -Heraclitus

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. -Mark Twain

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

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. -Confucius

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. -Daniel Webster

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. -Plato

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? -Thomas Huxley

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. -William Hazlitt

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. -William Shakespeare

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. -Voltaire

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. -Samuel Johnson

Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. -John Ruskin

O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken! -Walter Scott

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

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance. -Alanis Morissette

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. -A. C. Benson

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. -Dale Carnegie

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

So much to do, so little done, such things to be. -Elizabeth Taylor

Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon. -Emily Dickinson

A little man often cast a long shadow. -G. M. Trevelyan

Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. -Jonathan Swift

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. -Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. -Liz Smith

Ability is of little account without opportunity. -Lucille Ball

If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little. -Ludwig Borne

I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. -Pauline Kael

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel. -Samuel Lover

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book. -Arthur Helps

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed. -Vaclav Havel

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

When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. -Karen Blixen

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings. -Walter Lippmann

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold. -Euripides

Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. -William James

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. -Andrew Carnegie

Happiness: a way station between too little and too much. -Channing Pollock

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. -Alexander Pope

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. -Thomas Fuller

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. -Plutarch

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore. -Cyril Connolly

We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see. -Henry David Thoreau

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. -Louis L'Amour

If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing. -Kingsley Amis

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it. -William Gilbert

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. -Desiderius Erasmus

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free. -Walter Cronkite

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet. -Martin L. Gross

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago? -Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

The little I know I owe to my ignorance. -Sacha Guitry

Nothing like a little judicious levity. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. -Oscar Wilde

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. -David Joseph Schwartz

Whatever you want too much you can't have, so when you really want something, try to want it a little less. -Joel Rosenberg

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? -James M. Barrie

We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. -Leona Helmsley

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say. -Raymond Chandler

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me. -Agnetha Faltskog

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave. -Billie Holiday

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids. -Dolly Parton

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands. -Eleanor Roosevelt

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. -Jackie Kennedy

Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are? -Joan Crawford

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous. -Queen Victoria

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

There's never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I'm a little whacked. -Pamela Anderson

My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,' but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles. -Courteney Cox

My songs are just little letters to me. -Ani DiFranco

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

It's very little trouble for me to accommodate my fans, unless I'm actually taking a pee at the time. -Harrison Ford

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me. -Elizabeth Hurley

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion. -T. S. Eliot

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

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. -Henny Youngman

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible. -T. S. Eliot

Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something. -Emo Philips

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

Luckily, I'm doing other things besides just modeling, because frankly, I'm a little bored with it. -Rebecca Romijn

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. -John Maynard Keynes

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. -Orville Wright

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy. -Steven Weinberg

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. -Richard P. Feynman

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one. -Arthur C. Clarke

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. -Lowell Thomas

A great man is always willing to be little. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. -Mark Twain

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation. -Donald Trump

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. -R. D. Laing

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans. -Madeleine Albright

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. -Thomas Paine

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead. -James M. Barrie

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

I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things. -Walt Disney

Even when I was little, I was big. -William Perry

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it. -Dianne Feinstein

You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55. -Bob Dole

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same. -Blaise Pascal

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things. -Bruce Barton

Oh, God, why don't I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul? -Marilyn French

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. -John Ruskin

When I learn something new – and it happens every day – I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest. -Bill Moyers

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty. -Margot Asquith

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false. -Richard Cecil

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door. -Jeff Foxworthy

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. -Helen Keller

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. -Lao Tzu

I'm homosexual… How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. -Jean Genet

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed! -Anne Sullivan

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

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. -Horace Mann

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. -Samuel Johnson

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. -Albert Schweitzer

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. -Albert Einstein

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. -Anatole France

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. -John Adams

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement. -Edmund Burke

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. -Frederick Douglass

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. -George Bernard Shaw

Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad. -Donald Trump

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother. -Sam Levenson

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

We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy. -E. L. Doctorow

Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better. -E. W. Howe

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them. -Edward de Bono

He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. -Sinclair Lewis

You've got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you've got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. -Benjamin Franklin

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos. -Donald Rumsfeld

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl. -Joan Rivers

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. -Samuel Beckett

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. -William S. Burroughs

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. -Woody Allen

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast. -William Gilbert

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house. -Mike Harding

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

So little time and so little to do. -Oscar Levant

If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform. -Mary Wilson Little

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own. -Clare Boothe Luce

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. -John Stuart Mill

If little else, the brain is an educational toy. -Tom Robbins

When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective and more selective, until ultimately… you wind up with a radio. -David Lee Roth

There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, 'I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked.' -Jerry Seinfeld

The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life. -Eleonora Duse

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment. -Miguel de Cervantes

There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that. -Sandra Bullock

He who awaits much can expect little. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. -William Makepeace Thackeray

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. -Voltaire

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. -Oscar Wilde

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. -Colin Powell

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round. -William Butler Yeats

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price. -Shirley Chisholm

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? -Maria Montessori

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either. -Helen Keller

Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. -Rebecca West

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. -Nicolas Chamfort

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it. -Arthur Conan Doyle

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct. -John C. Calhoun

The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss. -Casey Stengel

The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field. -Earl Weaver

My own little rule was two for one. If one of my teammates got knocked down, then I knocked down two on the other team. -Don Drysdale

When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble. -Bob Feller

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat. -Christy Mathewson

It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy. -Nolan Ryan

To cure a batting slump, I took my bat to bed with me. I wanted to know my bat a little better. -Richie Ashburn

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. -Reggie Jackson

I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit. -Reggie Jackson

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading. -Babe Ruth

I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better. -Harry Caray

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean. -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes. -William Shakespeare

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. -George Washington

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. -John Dryden

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. -Aaron Siskind

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. -Edward Weston

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -Charles Darwin

We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet. -Rita Rudner

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. -Magic Johnson

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven. -Tryon Edwards

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. -Oscar Wilde

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Elevate those guns a little lower. -Andrew Jackson

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth. -Ernie Pyle

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole. -Bernard Law Montgomery

When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart. -Raoul Dufy

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. -Robert Southey

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. -Jacques Prevert

When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. -Henry Van Dyke

The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little. -Luc de Clapiers

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. -Voltaire

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. -Margaret Halsey

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter. -Samuel Beckett

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it. -Russell Baker

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. -Richard Bach

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. -Isaac Asimov

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity… I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there. -Fred Astaire

Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here. -Elizabeth Arden

Conceit is God's gift to little men. -Bruce Barton

Here's a little known fact – Arnold is the first body builder to run for governor since Janet Reno. -David Letterman

Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly. -Cecil Beaton

The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. -William Butler Yeats

Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordlings enjoy. -Edward Young

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts. -Denis Waitley

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. -William Wordsworth

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away. -William Wycherley

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. -William Wycherley

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. -Luc de Clapiers

One promises much, to avoid giving little. -Luc de Clapiers

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. -Helen Rowland

There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot. -Tony Robbins

To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should. -Jean Rostand

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

The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics. -Richard Rorty

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. -John Adams

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. -Joseph Addison

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well. -Louisa May Alcott

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. -James Allen

No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. -Aristotle

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little. -William R. Alger

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. -Epictetus

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else – and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian? -Djuna Barnes

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. -James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. -James M. Barrie

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time. -John Barrymore

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. -Hosea Ballou

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity. -Arnold Bennett

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. -Edmund Burke

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. -Francis Bacon

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. -Francis Bacon

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. -Francis Bacon

Nothing can be done except little by little. -Charles Baudelaire

We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The little man is still a man. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. -Baltasar Gracian

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. -Billy Graham

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. -Thomas Gray

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. -Ursula K. Le Guin

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. -Jean Genet

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle. -Jean Genet

I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect – it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman. -Graham Greene

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. -Edward Gibbon

He knows so little and knows it so fluently. -Ellen Glasgow

In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him. -George Gurdjieff

We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more. -Charles Lamb

Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum. -Joe E. Lewis

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else. -John Locke

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

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. -Benjamin Franklin

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper. -E. M. Forster

I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think. -Sigmund Freud

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery. -Thomas Fuller

He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows. -Thomas Fuller

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. -Izaak Walton

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. -Franz Kafka

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still. -John Maynard Keynes

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller. -Paul Klee

One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded. -Paul Klee

Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. -Rudyard Kipling

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. -Horace

There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height. -Victor Hugo

The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly. -Aldous Huxley

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. -Napoleon Hill

There would be no great men if there were no little ones. -George Herbert

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts. -Ernest Hemingway

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. -William Hazlitt

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. -Lucretius

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little. -Max Lerner

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. -John Lubbock

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. -S. I. Hayakawa

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. -Hippocrates

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding. -David Hume

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. -John B. S. Haldane

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga – stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts. -Edward Hoagland

When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over. -William Temple

The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it. -William Temple

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. -James Thurber

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. -Lionel Trilling

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little – or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives. -Anthony Trollope

Little things affect little minds. -Benjamin Disraeli

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. -Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure. -Will Durant

Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad? -Isadora Duncan

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. -Amelia Barr

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity! -Paul Gauguin

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. -Democritus

Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases. -Francoise Sagan

Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. -David Sarnoff

Mankind is made great or little by its own will. -Friedrich Schiller

For greed all nature is too little. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. -William Shakespeare

Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since. -Josh Billings

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted. -Samuel Smiles

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. -Saadi

'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. -Marquis de Sade

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. -Dorothy L. Sayers

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. -Philip Sidney

True greatness consists in being great in little things. -Charles Simmons

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. -Charles Simmons

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college. -Lillian Smith

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full. -Muriel Spark

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth. -Charles Spurgeon

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft. -Adlai Stevenson I

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. -Herbert Spencer

There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win. -George Bernard Shaw

The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. -Charles Caleb Colton

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more. -Charles Caleb Colton

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman. -William Congreve

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all. -Albert Camus

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. -Frank A. Clark

This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still. -Joseph Conrad

Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

We know little of the things for which we pray. -Geoffrey Chaucer

Woe, woe, woe… in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already. -Raymond Chandler

That which costs little is less valued. -Miguel de Cervantes

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

She poured a little social sewage into his ears. -George Meredith

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. -Lewis Mumford

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way. -John Morley

Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little. -Hannah More

Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in. -Paul J. Meyer

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. -Norman Mailer

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen. -Norman Mailer

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority. -Orison Swett Marden

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. -Don Marquis

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. -Michel de Montaigne

The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness. -Marilyn Ferguson

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure. -Grenville Kleiser

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. -Humphry Davy

A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth. -Alexis Carrel

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind. -Frank Moore Colby

The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger. -Andrew Jackson

Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper – whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. -Edward R. Murrow

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. -Florence Nightingale

Great causes and little men go ill together. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Every little thing counts in a crisis. -Jawaharlal Nehru

How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. -Ovid

For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it. -Margaret Oliphant

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

By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top. -Saskya Pandita

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care. -William Penn

Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life. -Luigi Pirandello

See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little. -Pope John XXIII

Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind. -Matthew Prior

To be able to say how much love, is love but little. -Petrarch

If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out. -Ross Perot

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. -Edgar Allan Poe

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. -Alexander Pope

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

Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great. -Johann Georg Zimmermann

Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little. -B. R. Hayden

You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business. -Victor Kiam

Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself. -Citium Zeno

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. -Pauline Phillips

Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. -Margaret Halsey

To every little girl, her father is a hero. My father actually is one. -Alexandra Kerry

Ladies, just a little more virginity, if you don't mind. -Herbert Beerbohm Tree

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues. -Dick Cheney

Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too. -Terry McAuliffe

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. -Luigi Barzini

Society has always to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice. -George Orwell

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. -Gertrude Stein

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. -Henny Youngman

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. -Hermann Hesse

Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket. -Mary Roberts Rinehart

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. -Roald Dahl

Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain. -Frank Herbert

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. -Khalil Gibran

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect. -Ted Turner

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed – the four-poster – I'll be needing that to die in. -Helen Hayes

God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers. -Richard Holloway

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. -Lord Byron

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets. -Heraclitus

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. -Virgil

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. -Washington Irving

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. -Don Marquis

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. -Thomas Paine

That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. -William Wordsworth

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

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough. -Quentin Crisp

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer. -George Santayana

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine. -Dorothy L. Sayers

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

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. -Akhenaton

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis. -Anna Kournikova

Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so. I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more. -Anne Heche

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there's so little competition. -Elbert Hubbard

In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given. -Robert Hunter

Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did. -Duke Ellington

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. -Epicurus

If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much. -Hesiod

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. -Isadora Duncan

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. -Samuel Butler

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. -Terry Pratchett

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it. -Rose Kennedy

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now. -Harry S Truman

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. -James Madison

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. -Matt Groening

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. -David Storey

Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after. -Thomas Fuller

I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it. -Thomas Carlyle

It matters little how much equipment we use; it matters much that we be masters of all we do use. -Sam Abell

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. -David Storey

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. -Agnes de Mille

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold. -George Bernard Shaw

Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids. -Alexander Graham Bell

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. -Walt Whitman

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. -Thomas de Quincey

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little 'personal characteristics.' -Helen Rowland

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain. -Tony Robbins

To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion. -George Eliot

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. -George Eliot

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. -Walter Benjamin

A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly. -Elizabeth Gaskell

To oblige persons often costs little and helps much. -Baltasar Gracian

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. -Arnold H. Glasow

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. -Benjamin Franklin

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due – she reminds us too much of a prima donna. -E. M. Forster

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship. -E. W. Howe

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings. -William Hazlitt

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. -Swami Sivananda

A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband. -Richard Steele

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead. -Charles Caleb Colton

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. -William Cowper

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged. -Herman Melville

Ambition is not a vice of little people. -Michel de Montaigne

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. -Benito Mussolini

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy. -Camille Paglia

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs. -Alan Greenspan

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born. -Horace

Give me a mystery – just a plain and simple one – a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery – just one! -Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart. -William Butler Yeats

In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. -Charles Dickens

Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. -Henry Taylor

Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country. -John F. Kerry

Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed. -Samuel Johnson

Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long. -Oliver Goldsmith

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire. -Angelina Jolie

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. -Angelina Jolie

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess. -Angelina Jolie

I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody wants us to be objective. -Peter Jennings

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. -Barack Obama

You want to have two guys making out in front of your 4-year-old? It's OK with them. A guy smoking a joint, blowing the smoke into your little kid's face? OK with them. And I'm not exaggerating here. This is exactly what the secular movement stands for. -Bill O'Reilly

Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That's the American way. It's not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity. -Mike Huckabee

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress. -Bryant H. McGill

It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone. -Bryant H. McGill

There is little more powerful than when truth joins action. -Bryant H. McGill

I think back a little bit when President Bush was elected President and what kind of economy he inherited from the Clinton administration. The economy was going down. It was not doing well. -Wayne Allard

The high price of health care in this country is a serious issue that demands serious attention. Putting limits on damages have little or no effect on skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates. -Mary Landrieu

We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world. -Trent Lott

Although we must change the ways we protect our country, we must also guard against policies that appear attractive but offer little real protection and may even impede our ability to protect ourselves. -Richard Burr

The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq. -Robert Byrd

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set. -Andrew Sullivan

There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize. -Walter Cronkite

They were targeting those people I referred to as 'little Eichmanns.' These were legitimate targets. -Ward Churchill

After each war there is a little less democracy to save. -Brooks Atkinson

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

Surfing is such an amazing concept. You're taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, 'I'm gonna ride you!' And a lot of times Nature says, 'No you're not!' and crashes you to the bottom. -Jolene Blalock

The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that. -Jolene Blalock

When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral. I was always the little entertainer. -Natalie Portman

I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon. -Amy Lowell

If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs. -Arthur Baer

We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine. -Anne Wilson Schaef

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing. -Quincy Jones

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island. -Gerry Adams

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. -Robert Bolt

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. -Alan Gregg

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. -Mark Kennedy

Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption. -Ian Hacking

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. -Jeff Bezos

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little. -Ben Sweetland

I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little. -Billy Connolly

I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on. -Brad Pitt

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

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end. -Drew Barrymore

I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family – their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of. -Hugh Jackman

Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment. -Liv Tyler

The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I'm not happy because there's nothing better for me than a world that everybody's just trying to make each other laugh. -Matthew Perry

Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right. -Matthew Perry

If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I'd want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents. -Russell Crowe

I've learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to. -Tom Cruise

I'm a little commitment phobic, in that I've always been someone who likes to take things one year at a time because as we all know, a year can change everything in your life. -Debra Messing

It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then. -Debra Messing

I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs. -Franka Potente

I think when I'm in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I'm really not the one that's not available because of work and I'm very sad when I actually leave. -Franka Potente

I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with. -Gael Garcia Bernal

I love to take care of people, so I think I'd be a good vet. I always wanted to be a vet when I was little. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I try to keep myself as sane and as grounded as possible by surrounding myself with normal people, such as all the friends that I've had from when I was little. -Emmy Rossum

I'm kind of insane when it comes to music, a little obsessed. -Elijah Wood

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.' -Count Basie

I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid. -Uma Thurman

Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm. -Idries Shah

Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn't you reach out for something big? -Charles L. Allen

We have some control over when we retire. However, we have very little control over how long we will live. -Gordon Smith

The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order. -Jim Jeffords

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

It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York. -O. Henry

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills. -O. Henry

The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit. -William Proxmire

Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence. -Paracelsus

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

We are all experts in our own little niches. -Alex Trebek

In so many ways, it feels the same now when I play as the very first time I picked up the instrument. There's always this sound out there that's just a little bit beyond my reach and I'm trying to get there and that just sort of keeps me going. -Bill Frisell

When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing. -James Garner

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do. -Jessica Lynch

The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk. -Alben W. Barkley

Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit – or maybe you should think about admitting – that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq. -Alan Colmes

I'm always in that mode – whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation. -Ludacris

I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little. -Phil McGraw

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later. -Alec Baldwin

Some have too much, yet still do crave; I little have, and seek no more. They are but poor, though much they have, And I am rich with little store. -Edward Dyer

Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state; however, without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers' expense. -Jeanne Kohl-Welles

I had to focus on some personal areas in my life with the little bit of privacy that I have. -Mario Vazquez

I like to have fun with them. I like to toy with them a little bit. we're making television, after all. Right? -Phil Keoghan

I feel that I have such an abundance in my life, and once you've seen how many people suffer and how little it takes for you to actually change their lives for the better, it's hard not to do something. -Wendie Malick

A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over. -Mary Roberts Rinehart

It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal. -Eknath Easwaran

If you want to win anything – a race, yourself, your life – you have to go a little berserk. -George A. Sheehan

Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it – not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits. -Anthony Bourdain

One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction. -Nido Qubein

It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother's lips to kiss you. -Ouida

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

The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted. -Jan Peter Balkenende

That past is still within our living memory, a time when neighbour helped neighbour, sharing what little they had out of necessity, as well as decency. -Mary McAleese

After my mother died, I found, a little book of hers which recorded everything I had ever done, how I had done it, and how proud she was of her son Conrad. -Conrad Veidt

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

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well. -Edmund S. Muskie

Suffer little children and come unto me. -Evita Peron

I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.' -Harry Nilsson

On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned. -Christiaan Barnard

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. -Henry Adams

My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread – works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years. -Tom Brady

If we get in an accident that's strong enough to break bones, it's going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I've got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good. -Al Unser

I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work. -Alain de Botton

You know, one, two, three, four, five years go by and then Marcos gets a little boring. -Alma Guillermoprieto

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. -Amy Grant

People that are 40, they don't sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they're covering gray, but they don't talk about it that way. They're going to get their colors because they need a little lightening. -Andie MacDowell

Paul's the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that's just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn't matter. So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things. -Art Garfunkel

When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll. -Art Garfunkel

I don't think I could be a foot soldier. I don't know if I could take orders too good. I'm a little lazy. -Benicio Del Toro

Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos. -Ray Harryhausen

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution. -Uri Geller

Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with. -Alan Parker

At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned. -Phil Knight

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property. -Maria Edgeworth

The general public thinks all little people are in circuses or sideshows. We have doctors, nurses, just about every field covered. -Billy Barty

I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own. -Carl Barks

The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it. -Carlo Goldoni

If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little. -Martin Farquhar Tupper

I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang. -Richard Chamberlain

You can't stop the aging process. There's only so much oil you can put on your body. I've always just tried to go with my age. If the part requires somebody a little younger or older, I can probably get away with that. -Angie Dickinson

We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw. -Brian Clough

I've always wondered what it would be like if somebody from outer space landed with three heads. Then all of a sudden everybody else wouldn't look so bad, huh? Well, OK you're a little different from me but, hey, ya got one head. -Cyndi Lauper

In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world. -Emil Cioran

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear. -Ivo Andric

I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass, because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss – I liked Gene the best. -Jason Newsted

I think I can be beautiful with all the little stuff done, and I can be ugly. A lot of attractive actresses can't be ugly. -Juliette Lewis

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other. -Daniel Clowes

As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most, since I was a director originally. -Roger Corman

I like to make everything my friends are involved in a little better. I should have just become a manager. -Drea De Matteo

I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged. -Faye Dunaway

Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action. -Alexander Mackenzie

I've known Al Gore since he was born. He has been the best little boy, he was a boring child, and he has never done anything wrong. -Cokie Roberts

How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray from the light. -Dar Williams

It's not a country of articulate people, sophisticated people. There's too little subtlety. Men and women don't enjoy each other very much in Australia. I don't find very many men sexy in Australia. Of course, I'm married and out of it, but still. -Judy Davis

I've never been drawn to the feminist movement. I was brought up to believe that men had little to do with the home or children – except to bring in the money. -Beryl Bainbridge

A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody's head. -Steve Vai

I think people are going to like my new shoes. I like them. I had a lot of success with the one last year, but this year's shoe is going to be a little different, but at the same time it's going to be a little spin-off on last year's shoe. -Vince Carter

The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today. -Bobby Orr

If I can't play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can't play for a little money, I stay in bed that day. -Bobby Riggs

I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling. -Serena Williams

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. -Louis XIV

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. -J. Donald Walters

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. -Tori Amos

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent. -George Canning

When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities. -Jack Kemp

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. -Michael Ende

I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible. -Michelangelo

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. -Ronald Reagan

I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work – the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little. -Maurice Ravel

If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized. -Romeo LeBlanc

Buy, buy, buy, buy! They want to grab you and trap you and turn you into little Elizabeth Hurleys. -Kristin Scott Thomas

As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted. -Manfred von Richthofen

I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible. -Manfred von Richthofen

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy. -Nick Nolte

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars. -Nick Nolte

If we'd had another carefree 70's, I'd have been dead. It was a little too carefree, you know? I don't know how carefree they were for me, I think I was worried then, I can't remember what about. -Randy Newman

The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry. -Louis de Bernieres

Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend. -Theocritus

I was originally cast to be the brains of the Enterprise. Somehow I became The Chick. There's a little ugly girl inside of me going 'Yay! I'm a sex symbol!' -Marina Sirtis

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional' Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime. -Martin Short

I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf. -Parker Posey

Yes, we're still five little people with a noisy attitude. -Angus Young

I take my vote as a salute to the little guy, the one who doesn't hit 500 home runs. I was one of the guys that did all they could to win. I'm proud of my stats, but I don't think I ever got on for. -Joe Morgan

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land. -Mencius

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel! -Eddie Izzard

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while. -Clara Hughes

Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me, probably because it's my first baby. She gets everything easy from Papa. I am more weak. She takes advantage of me. -Antonio Banderas

My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant, always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire. -Andy Garcia

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

An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany. -Nick Cave

Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise. -Richard Thompson

As I've always said, preproduction is so important. When you cast the actors, you've done much of the work. Now, you may need to guide them a little, take it up or down, have them go faster or slower, but the casting process is crucial. -Robert Wise

Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed. -Thomas Ken

If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little. -James Stewart

I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep. -John Mayer

Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to the gospel or just to Americans, or anybody that's Western. When you get back into the villages, the people are very welcoming. Then when you get into Muslim areas, it definitely gets a little more difficult. -Michael Scott

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite. -Alan Cohen

Winning the Pulitzer is not that big a deal. I have seen hundreds of plays that have won the prize and you couldn't sit half way through it. The Pulitzer is a common prize that means very little. -Richard Harris

It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about. -Robert Patrick

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' -Tommy Cooper

If I were overweight because I ate too much, I would have far more of a complex. I would know if I just stopped eating and showed a little discipline I would be thin. But there's not a hell of a lot I can do about being short. You just gotta run with it. -Michael J. Fox

By the time I was five, I was a little diva. -Stevie Nicks

Very few people are original. There's very little original anything out there. Because to be original means you have to stand alone. -Susan Powter

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female. -Barbara Smith

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower. -William Cullen Bryant

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. -William Cullen Bryant

Now when you hates you shrinks up inside and gets littler and you squeezes your heart tight and you stays so mad with peoples you feels sick all the time like you needs the doctor. -Margaret Walker

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. -Charles M. Schulz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. -Charles M. Schulz

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope. -Charles M. Schulz

To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world. -John McDonald

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. -Tecumseh

Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping. -Kate Fox

The crowd paid little or no respect to every player out there tonight. -Bob Anderson

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter! -George Washington Cable

He enjoys much who is thankful for little. -Thomas Secker

What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work. -Emil Nolde

The art of an artist must be his own art. It is… always a continuous chain of little inventions, little technical discoveries of one's own, in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors. -Emil Nolde

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away. -Archilochus

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. -William Arthur Ward

Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people. -George Wallace

I think there's a little bit of sizzling here. Honestly, I can feel it. The ions are flying back and forth. -Regis Philbin

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. -Francis Jeffrey

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears all the rappers, they're doing my dances and they're making billions doing my dances. When they do that little thing they do with their hands that's The Fly and The Pony. -Chubby Checker

Ever see a little kid walking around talking to himself? I'm the same way. -Chubby Checker

Ray is very secretive about his ideas – why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you're doing. And that's understandable. -Dave Davies

Even if we are dead we help each other in some little way. -Dave Davies

I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children. -Campbell Scott

I make little movies, you know, they need all the help that they can get. -Campbell Scott

It's kind of true that they just start making the same movie over and over again. It's also true that the times dictate what kind of movies get made and what kind are not. So I'm always looking for something that's a little fresh and something that I haven't seen before. -Thomas Jane

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? -Bill Gates

When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the Almighty, I get a little worried, frankly. -Ron Reagan

I'm aware that most people who meet me for the first time think of me in a certain way because of who my father is. That just comes with the territory. But that's been that way ever since I was a little kid as long as I can remember. I grew up that way. -Ron Reagan

I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me… I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people. -Karen Black

Remember, if you do the same act for 20, 30 years it gets a little boring unless you've got something else going for you… And the orchestra really kept you going. They'd laugh at all your jokes, even if they'd been hearing them for the last 30 years. -Donald O'Connor

I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before. I didn't run as far. I didn't train as hard. I didn't eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then. -Ken Norton

Only baptize them if you truly believe these people are ready, taking a little more time if necessary so the Holy Ghost can strengthen them a little more. -Richard G. Scott

Can you hang in there with your investigators when things get going tough? Don't give up on investigators because they have a little weakness. Work with them until the Holy Ghost tells you not to. -Richard G. Scott

Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off. -Henry Cotton

Actually, I get a little say in what my character would or wouldn't do. -Steve Burton

I am probably exaggerating a little, but I owe my equilibrium to ink and paper. -Julien Green

It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside. -Chris Tucker

I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I've always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house. -Dakota Fanning

That was really cool. I got to kiss a little boy. I was 7 and he was 10, and his name is Thomas Curtis. He was the first boy I've ever kissed in my entire life and he was three years older than me. -Dakota Fanning

I have always wanted to act ever since I was a little girl. I would put a blanket under my shirt and pretend that I was pregnant. Then, I would go through childbirth. -Dakota Fanning

I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit. -Dakota Fanning

But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood. -Helen Hunt Jackson

When I first arrived in Los Angeles I became a little bogged down in the whole success thing. Now I'm at a place in my life and career where I just want to work. It's what I do and it makes me very happy. -John Glover

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great. -Lisa Leslie

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin, and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity. -Lou Henry Hoover

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages. -Edmond About

I know, it was a little bit out of control, but hey. It was all fun. -Elisha Cuthbert

Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad – because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad.' -Graham Swift

My big sister Melissa, is such a stud and my little sister Suzanna, has always had a perfect body and big blue eyes. We were a force. -Jennifer Garner

I'm a real 'go, go' person… I'd make myself crazy by pushing too hard. It's important to pull pack the reins a little bit and get in touch with what's inside. -Shelley Long

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it. -Emma Thompson

A people whose souls are so little tuned to joy. -John Wilkes

I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations. -Pietro Mascagni

I think because my parents died in their early 50s, mid 50s, I always thought I would die young. And that's been both a useful thing and I suspect something that's haunted me a little bit. -Stephen Dunn

In following their line through, and those of Plantagenet and Tudor, there is but little to soothe the mind. -Charlotte Smith

When assumptions were made that I was going to bail out there was a little part of my brain that thought 'I am going to do to prove them wrong'. In the end that wouldn't be coming from my heart and doing what was right. -Craig Stevens

In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn't think I could pull that off. I'm a little short to be a basketball player! -Eddie Murphy

I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things. -Saint Francis de Sales

I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen. -Karl Urban

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little morsel of work that comes along because I think, in essence, what you're doing is you're raping yourself really. -Karl Urban

That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something. -Karl Urban

It is a little weird now, going over to Heath's place. It's like, 'Hi Heath, hi Nomes.' Very strange! -Martin Henderson

Most horror films fail to scare me. I think 'The Ring' plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper. -Martin Henderson

The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit. -Martin Henderson

It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood. -Martin Henderson

All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer. -Robert Owen

We were sharecroppers – we were a little bit of everything. We farmed and tried to make something. -Buck Owens

I found a sound that people really liked – I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry. -Buck Owens

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. -W. Clement Stone

Big doors swing on little hinges. -W. Clement Stone

I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran. -Andy Rooney

If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success. -Max Born

I wouldn't write anything autobiographical. If you've lived a life like Laurence of Arabia, it might be a consideration, but otherwise it's a little bit vain, it seems to me. -James Lee Burke

So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world. That was encouraging but also little daunting to think that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old. -Robert Morris

College had little effect on me. I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT, except I'd have flunked out sooner. -Robert B. Parker

I'm a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die – it's a major offence. -Clive Barker

I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog. -Davy Crockett

We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present. -Derek Jeter

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs. -Edgar Rice Burroughs

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. -Jimi Hendrix

If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search. -John Templeton

The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be. -John Templeton

The question is not is there a God, but is there anything else except God? God is everyone and each of us is a little bit. -John Templeton

If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character. -John Lydon

I preferred sewing to bossing little children. -Mary Harris Jones

I'd like to change my butt. It hangs a little too long. God forbid what it will look like when I'm older. It will probably be dragging along on the ground behind me. -Teri Hatcher

It's OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can't kiss another person because he's a different color? Give me a break. And you have to remember, I'm from Dallas, Texas. -Aaron Spelling

A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows? -Aaron Spelling

In silence – and in self-defense – I figured things out in my own little way. -Loretta Young

Life on the road can get a little one-dimensional. I didn't want to reach 40 and have to say all I'd done was look out the window of a tour bus and get drunk. -Bruce Dickinson

Well, yeah, sometimes I get a little too creative. -Bruce Dickinson

When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life. -Norman Rockwell

Oh, I started out young. They handed me a cotton sack when I was about 8 years old. Give me a little small one, tell me to fill it up. I never did like the farm but I was out there with my grandmother, didn't want to get away from around her too far. -Muddy Waters

Our little house was way back in the country. We had one house close to us, and hell the next one would've been a mile. If you got sick, you could holler and wouldn't nobody hear you. -Muddy Waters

I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have. -Chuck Close

I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That's just a little thing, though. -Tori Spelling

Sometimes, when I'm alone, I put on six inch heels and wear nothing else and dance around in front of the mirror and do my little stripper dance. -Tori Spelling

Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. -Andre Norton

It's the little things that count, hundreds of 'em. -Cliff Shaw

It's a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can't really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that. -Garry Marshall

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

Being in drag for three months – I now have an idea of what women go through. At least maybe a little. -Michael Rosenbaum

The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone – or any society – determine those for you. -Morrie Schwartz

My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and too little to hitch a wagon – no good for a damn thing. -Dan Blocker

We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less. -Robert Trout

The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it. -Allan Sherman

I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I'm in, that I'd attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues. -Lisa Marie Presley

You can make it if you try, push a little harder, think a little deeper. -Sly Stone

To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong. -Hulk Hogan

I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then. -Barry Gibb

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk. -Bill Rodgers

Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds. -Daniel D. Palmer

When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart. -Edwin Booth

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography. -George Phillips Bond

You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests. -Henry Irving

You mustn't forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had. -Isaac Rosenberg

Our ships, God be thanked, have received little hurt. -John Hawkins

These are some of the things for which we believe the American people owe no little gratitude to the Dutch; and these are the things for which today, speaking in the name of the American people, we venture to express their heartfelt thanks. -Seth Low

It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own. -James Otis

My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn't think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that? -Andy Kaufman

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy? -Princess Diana

This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV, in a way, where the characters are just a little broader and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge. -Eugene Levy

We went through all the scenes and they became kind of funny and they expanded a little bit and because it seemed to be working so well in the movie, they added a couple of things later on in the movie and that's how it turned out. -Eugene Levy

It is that, but really, it's about how we don't recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today. -James Caan

There are a lot of guys in Hollywood who clap you on the back just a little too hard. -James Caan

People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second one. It's because they're a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts around them. -James Caan

I'm a dog person, I've had dogs all my life. But you see, it's not really a dog. It's more like a little robot. It's an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn't know any of us even though we've done five seasons of Frasier. -John Mahoney

You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you. -Jon Voight

You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don't take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something. -Jon Voight

You can't compare a Super Bowl crowd, which tends to be more polite and a little more neutral to that. The Super Bowl only has 7,000 to 8,000 fans for each team. -Lamar Hunt

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

Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire? -Mark Thomas

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild. -Nicolas Cage

There is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are. -Dennis Prager

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion. -Jack Bowman

I was just a big guy running down with a big, deep pocket and little short stick putting it against my chest. -Jim Brown

It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling – the whole audience laughing with you. -Jim Dale

War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; – Wait a little longer. -Charles Mackay

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

The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self. -Edward T. Hall

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making. -Fred Allen

When I'm reading material, if I'm a little bit afraid of a part and I'm willing to admit that to myself, then I'll do it, definitely. If I'm worried about being able to do it, to get it – I absolutely just love it. -Jack Lemmon

Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there. -Robert W. Service

Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there! -Minnie Pearl

I don't use the voice of Bart when I'm making love to my husband, but Marge's voice turns him on a little. -Nancy Cartwright

Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets. -William Laud

I know little stories that happen to people around me, and I can repeat that in a way that has some color. -Harry Dean Stanton

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so. -Spencer Abraham

Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished. -Amelia Barr

It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem. -Amelia Barr

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

I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago – I put the time in! -Marisa Tomei

I had very little confidence in myself as an actress. -Maude Adams

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue. -David Hyde Pierce

I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey, and they're kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed blonde hair with black roots, and… my idea was to get a little earring, I wanted to have a dangling earring. -Fred Willard

As for political poetry, as it's usually defined, it seems there's very little good political poetry. -Kenneth Koch

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

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative. -Stockwell Day

I always think it's important to choose your initial theme very carefully because you're going to be married to it for a long time. You might have to generate an hour's worth of music from a very short, little piece of theme. -Anne Dudley

Voice comes to you through a spell, a trance. The best voices are not you… they're a little away from you. -Barry Hannah

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature. -Claude Debussy

Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. -Edsger Dijkstra

In the old days, people used to risk their lives in India or in the Americas in order to bring back products which now seem to us to have been of comically little worth. -Levi Strauss

Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away. -Robert Browning

Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. -Saint Augustine

Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer. -Spiro T. Agnew

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. -Alexander Alekhine

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. -Robert Louis Stevenson

There may be something good in silence. It's a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud. -Wes Borland

When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type. -Stan Freberg

What I write is not for little girls. -Theophile Gautier

Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force. -Auberon Herbert

There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them. -Larry Hagman

Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run… but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us. -Victor Cherbuliez

Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' – it is profoundly unconscious. -Louis Althusser

You are a little god on earth running around. -Benny Hinn

I live in a house that was built in 1480. It has a moat around it. It is like a little baby castle. -Bill Wyman

If you only do little clusters – three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another – you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special. -James Galway

When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child. -George Whitefield

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket. -Henry Chadwick

He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions. -James Hogg

We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism, a little bit more flexibility. -Mitchell Reiss

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation. -Seamus Heaney

When I was little, I always used to like to tell stories cuz it was entertaining to people. -Slick Rick

I kicked down doors to show that Hiphop has matured. And it may be a little controversial. -Slick Rick

I kind of worry about that a little bit – we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films. -Yahoo Serious

Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad. -John Corbett

Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world's record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument. -Justin Winsor

There is too little courtship in the world. -Vernon Lee

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it. -Carl Hubbell

I indeed had only one scene, one speech, one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams. -Charles Keating

I have a little brother. He's actually living at my house right now. He's going to be 18. -Edward Furlong

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good – except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish. -George Crumb

So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different. -Jackie Cooper

Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me – but if I knew a little bit more about other places, and other times, maybe it wouldn't. -Jonathan Coe

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up! while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism. -Jonathan Coe

I thought I would be Sheena of the Jungle as a little girl. -Pam Grier

I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan. -Billy Higgins

It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much. -Billy Sheehan

I mean, Joel talks to the actors more than I do and I probably do production stuff a little more than he does. -Ethan Coen

We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things. -Friedrich August von Hayek

If the prime directives were followed a little more accurately here on earth, I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna, but I think people would certainly get along better. -Jonathan Frakes

I want to create a little chaos and make people's heads turn. -Scott Caan

I've got a little fight in me, but I think that's good. -Scott Caan

I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life, or in the politics of the world around you, it is wonderful to go into that studio, and tell yourself what to do. -Suzanne Farrell

At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids a little bit about life skills. -Troy Vincent

Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information. -E. Franklin Frazier

Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen? -Saint Teresa of Avila

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily either adopt practices of little use or else abandon practices of considerable use. -Jared Diamond

I probably wouldn't make a good accountant. I don't even understand what my accountant tells me. But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me, he's a little more frightened than I am, everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me. -Matthew Broderick

I'm kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I'm not bad, but I'm not good either. I'm a little crazy. -Michelle Wie

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice. -Tim Vine

The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer. -Fridtjof Nansen

Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind. -Wislawa Szymborska

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