Best Quotes About Making

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?' -John Cleese

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. -Scott Adams

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do. -A. C. Benson

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

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. -J. B. Priestley

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

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. -H. L. Mencken

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

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. -George Bernard Shaw

To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. -Leo Burnett

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. -Washington Irving

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. -Pierre Beaumarchais

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. -Fran Lebowitz

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. -Sigmund Freud

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. -Confucius

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

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

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority – literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. -Ignazio Silone

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. -Ambrose Bierce

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. -Robert A. Heinlein

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. -Mahatma Gandhi

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg. -Samuel Butler

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. -Dennis Gabor

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

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. -Ambrose Bierce

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. -Henry David Thoreau

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

The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money. -Rudolf Bing

Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world. -Vincent Canby

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement. -Jimmy Carter

Thank you for making me nouveau riche. -Jerry Della Femina

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one. -John W. Vessey, Jr.

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible. -Gore Vidal

Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans. -Jeff Greenfield

The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it. -Adlai Stevenson I

Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo. -J. Edgar Hoover

High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. -Henry Kissinger

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. -Ed Koch

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

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

Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech. -Robert Menzies

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution. -Alan Paton

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

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation. -Edmund Burke

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

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

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

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous. -Elizabeth Hardwick

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. -Horace

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. -Natalie Clifford Barney

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. -Pearl S. Buck

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness. -Thornton Wilder

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

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. -W. Somerset Maugham

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

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. -George Bernard Shaw

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. -Lucille Ball

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. -William Feather

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. -Thomas Huxley

There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. -Audre Lorde

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. -Niels Bohr

Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. -William Pollard

You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away! -Aretha Franklin

Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not. -Cher

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. -Dolly Parton

Everything makes me nervous – except making films. -Elizabeth Taylor

The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather. -Hugh Grant

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening! -Josh Hartnett

I just started making Bloody Marys. I always thought they looked gross, then I tasted one. There's an art to it, from the Tabasco to the Worcestershire. -Tara Reid

Life is something that happens to you while you're making other plans. -Margaret Millar

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. -Mike Krzyzewski

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top. -O. J. Simpson

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. -Charles Mingus

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. -Aristotle

Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. -Dean Koontz

I loved making 'Rising Sun'. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth. -Tatjana Patitz

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you. -Winston Churchill

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. -Anton Chekhov

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software. -Bill Gates

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. -William Hazlitt

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. -Walt Disney

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow. -Marian Anderson

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread. -James Baldwin

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. -Henry Ford

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible. -Hannah Arendt

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. -Charles Dudley Warner

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore. -Edward de Bono

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. -Walt Whitman

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. -Woody Allen

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. -Otto von Bismarck

We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all. -John Hope Franklin

The heart is forever making the head its fool. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. -Gilda Radner

Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago. -Colman McCarthy

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible. -Hillary Clinton

Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. -H. L. Mencken

Music is like making love: either all or nothing. -Isaac Stern

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. -John Lennon

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. -Steve Martin

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of. -John D. Rockefeller

Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly? -Lewis H. Lapham

It's good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there's more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun. -Charles de Lint

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. -Frank Zappa

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. -Yogi Berra

With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions. -Pete Rose

I'm sick of making bloody history. -Patrick Rafter

Being horrible in a big film is a quicker nosedive than doing an obscure film and making no money. -Renee Zellweger

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. -Steve Jobs

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

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. -Edward Weston

A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works. -William Morris

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room. -Jonathan Swift

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. -Peter Drucker

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. -Ann Landers

If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government. -Steven Spielberg

The record industry is still pissed off that other people are making money off their business, even if it promotes their products and increases their sales. I think they're still mad about radio. -Jonathan Potter

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

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness. -Hermann Broch

While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin, the opportunity is lost. -Quintilian

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

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

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. -Denis Waitley

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry. -Raoul Vaneigem

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. -John D. Rockefeller

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. -Jim Rohn

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. -Helen Rowland

Civilization is the making of civil persons. -John Ruskin

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins. -Jules Renard

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. -Henri Frederic Amiel

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. -Lee Iacocca

No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist. -Andre Breton

The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age – what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff. -Enid Bagnold

The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm. -Josh Billings

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. -Allen Ginsberg

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. -Thomas Gray

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented. -Harold S. Geneen

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

The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? -John Lennon

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them. -Thomas Fuller

The man is either mad, or he is making verses. -Horace

We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes – ah, they have all the necessary leisure. -Aldous Huxley

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill

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

Idealist: a cynic in the making. -Irving Layton

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back. -Leo Tolstoy

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. -Salvador Dali

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. -Ray Bradbury

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.' -Florence Scovel Shinn

The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others. -George Santayana

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making. -Lillian Smith

The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. -Gloria Steinem

The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects – making it possible… to see a new beauty in what is vanishing. -Susan Sontag

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy. -Dick Cheney

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done. -William James

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves. -Daniel J. Boorstin

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film. -David Cronenberg

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. -George Washington Carver

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been. -Billie Holiday

We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. -Plutarch

True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. -Alexander Pope

Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor. -Alexander Pope

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Television is becoming a collage – there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different. -David Hockney

I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust. -Mahatma Gandhi

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. -A. A. Milne

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. -Charles Simic

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions. -Arnold H. Glasow

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance. -Ogden Nash

The multitude of books is making us ignorant. -Voltaire

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal. -Adlai Stevenson I

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build. -Eden Phillpotts

This is my ultimate fantasy: watching QVC with a credit card while making love and eating at the same time. -Yasmine Bleeth

I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful. -Shania Twain

You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. -Ken Kesey

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. -Peter Drucker

It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task. -Donald Rumsfeld

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I. -Michel de Montaigne

I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee. -Joe DiMaggio

Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes. -Robert Altman

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. -Mao Zedong

Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other. -Emma Goldman

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author. -Jean de la Bruyere

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services. -Henry Ford

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

Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking. -Derek Jarman

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. -Humphrey Bogart

I invested in many companies, and I'm happy this one worked. This is capitalism. You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down. You know, if you don't like capitalism, you don't like making money with stock, move to Cuba or China. -Terry McAuliffe

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime. -Gail Godwin

It is clear enough that you are making some distinction in what you said, that there is some nicety of terminology in your words. I can't quite follow you. -Flann O'Brien

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo. -Al Gore

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover. -Al Franken

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'. -Bo Bennett

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

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions. -Barbara Boxer

When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse. -Ben Nelson

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. -Bill Owens

You elected government officials to make decisions and it's about time they started making good ones. -Bob Riley

One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so. -Christine Gregoire

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

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax. -Bob Riley

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first. -Bob Riley

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

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system. -Dirk Kempthorne

Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes – this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people. -John Baldacci

I will commit myself to making this state an even greater place to live, work and raise a family. I intend to reach out from border to border to hear first-hand from our citizens about their thoughts, concerns and ideas for our state. -Dave Heineman

From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars, We're making state government smaller, smarter, more efficient, and more accountable. -Jim Doyle

Whether it's making sure that families have access to quality health care and child care, or making sure that our children receive the best educational opportunities we can give them, we must remain committed to these needs because our children are our future. -Blanche Lincoln

Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful. -Bill Frist

There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse. -Golda Meir

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. -Ludwig von Mises

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die. -Mary Roberts Rinehart

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war. As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war. -Robert M. La Follette

Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. -Julie Delpy

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. -Louis Kahn

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. -Anna Louise Strong

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. -Robyn Davidson

Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. -Peter Drucker

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few. -Phil Knight

We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. -Phil Knight

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world. -Sergey Brin

I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how. -Dennis Quaid

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years. -Hugh Jackman

That's what I hate about a lot of comedies, when you're hitting a line or making it funny. -Jennifer Aniston

Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label. -Milla Jovovich

I love making independent movies, and that's pretty much what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my years. -Milla Jovovich

There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

Somewhere around the fifth or seventh grade I figured out that I could ingratiate myself to people by making them laugh. Essentially, I was just trying to make them like me. But after a while it became part of my identity. -Tina Fey

The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible. -Tom Cruise

I don't like actors who try to talk directors into making their part bigger and that's really lame. -Franka Potente

Acting is very much like a child making believe. I'm not one to become a character, but I fall in love with the character. It's like having faith; you're going to be that person for a while. -Lusia Strus

I know I work quite hard at making people like me. -Timothy Spall

Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way. -Will Ferrell

It can't be stressed enough that in order to produce great graphics, you have to have a good product and a good client capable of making decisions. -Primo Angeli

I've been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I'm trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it. -Emmy Rossum

There's a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I'm much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven't taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven't been in a blockbuster. -Paul Rudd

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful. -Dieter Rams

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known. -Bill Nelson

Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students. -Christopher Dodd

I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. -Chuck Grassley

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

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. -Rod Blagojevich

What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing our job as legislators and making sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community with these provisions that do not make any sense? -Russ Feingold

Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified. -Thad Cochran

Everything starts with yourself, with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend. -Tony Dorsett

Making peace is harder than making war. -Adlai Stevenson I

If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers. -Carol Alt

Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies. -Marvin Hamlisch

But it's a blessing to be so successful within a year; it's the greatest feeling in the world, making money and doing the things that I'm doing, and I definitely trying to continue doing what I'm doing. -Ludacris

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. -Alan Perlis

In some ways, that's the story of my season – when I wasn't making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium. -Bode Miller

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

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers. -Zach Wamp

You grow up by making mistakes. I've made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better, I don't mind. -Joely Richardson

I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life. -Saul Williams

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money. -Mary Roberts Rinehart

I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic. -Bridget Fonda

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. -Leon Blum

We shouldn't waste any more time in making sure that democracy is properly rooted in our political life and the supremacy of the law becomes an integral part of our state's structure. -Ahmet Necdet Sezner

The United Nations system is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile. -Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Cambodia possesses now the rights to look far into the future and everything for making a future construction is waiting for the Cambodian own efforts. -Hun Sen

The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social will and its making should be accorded all due diligence. -Mwai Kibaki

I don't know how this guy knew how much money I was making. I didn't know how much money I was making. -Bill Murray

There must have been something in my nature – I believe, with all my heart, that I have conquered it now – which prevented me from being perfectly happy or making a woman perfectly happy. -Conrad Veidt

I see my purpose in life as making the world a happier place to be in . -David Niven

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

I'm thinking of remaking 'Psycho' again. Doing a third remake. The idea this time is to really change it – we're talking about doing a punk rocker setting. -Gus Van Sant

When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do. -Adrienne Barbeau

There's a need for accepting responsibility – for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education. -Buzz Aldrin

I would have been content to just do studio work, making it on my own never really entered my mind. -Glen Campbell

One of the things that wrong with pictures today, I think, is that so many of the people making them started out wanting to. -Peter Bogdanovich

Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real. -Tim Burton

The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it. -Adam Baldwin

The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people. -Alexander Haig

Paul has more, I think, of a feel for the stage. Whereas I have it more for the notes themselves. I love record making and mixing, arranging, producing. That I love. I love to make beautiful things, but I don't like to perform. -Art Garfunkel

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

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs. -Alexander Payne

But it's just that the whole country is making generally lousy films these days and has been for quite a while. That's the big problem that we all have to think about. -Alexander Payne

I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album. -Anita Baker

I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom. -Lonnie Earl Johnson

I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I've been directing for 21 years. -Bryan Singer

I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak. -Bryan Singer

A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. -Chinua Achebe

I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science. -Donald Knuth

I believe that my art gets across the point that I'm in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I'm speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog. -Jeff Koons

I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa? -Marion Barry

For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing – stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses – makes more money for me than making movies. -Jackie Chan

There's nothing like Nashville for making records. -Carol Channing

Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot. -Roger Corman

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war. -Gerry Adams

The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped. -Robert Fritz

Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money, and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to is money-that's the business they're in- making money. -Ian MacKaye

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another. -Thomas Hughes

When I'm on stage by myself, I don't have to think about anything. I don't have to worry about anything because I'm not responsible for anything except just opening my mouth and making sure music comes out. -Bobby McFerrin

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. -Roy E. Disney

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life. -Denzel Washington

I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place. -Richard Stallman

The problem I have with making an intelligent statement is that some people then think it's not an isolated occurrence. -Simon Travaglia

Why isn't it natural for people who have lived and worked at something to want to use the knowledge and capacity in a new way, free from the burden of making a living? -James Rouse

All of us, whether or not we're celebrities, every one ought to spend part of their life making someone else's life better. -Jerry Springer

This is our lance. See, you're making me laugh about this now, because there have been a few jokes on the set about what they actually look like. But, see, I personally think they'd be a great toy. So… just batteries aren't included. -Kevin Sorbo

I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic. However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films. -Paul Schrader

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment. -Pliny the Elder

I think there needs to be a way to allow people to become educated if they've paid taxes, they've been here a long time. And I think, actually, we need to think about young people are not making the decision on whether to come here. -Zoe Lofgren

I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately. -Molly Ringwald

A couple of hanging glands have nothing to do with making someone a man. -Cynthia Nixon

In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary. -Bela Lugosi

It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying. -Ben Folds

I'm very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I'm just living according to the standards of the world. -Stephen Baldwin

Nobody is in the process of making any changes that we can be specific about. -Arthur Hertzberg

Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living. -Bill Dixon

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across. -Mike Leigh

I don't think there is really a favorite, I'm very fond of film making as a whole and as a medium and of course, there are some that I've enjoyed making more than others but I've enjoyed making all of them. -Peter Cushing

I'm always making a conscious effort to be viable and accessible. -Richard Thompson

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off. Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion, it's utter filth. -Debbie Reynolds

You know, it's funny… when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician. -Pete Fountain

The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it's really not worth doing. -Robert Rodriguez

I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self – worth is not based on chart positions. -Roland Gift

I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on – every minor decision. -Bobby Brown

Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture. -Ed Wood

When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move. -Michael Douglas

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

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting. -River Phoenix

I think English people were a lot better at breakdancing than they were at making records. -Norman Cook

You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve. -Edward VIII

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining. -Kate Fox

If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined. -Paul J. Meyer

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

I haven't been drinking for years now. Something's got to give. I don't mind that I'm a guy that's stopped drinking, though this interview is making me mighty thirsty. -Dan Hicks

I think people are turning inward more now cause the world's got in such a weird, crazy state. I think its making people think more about their life and what it is really that they are doing. And how do we interact with a world that's going crazy? It's a very important time. -Dave Davies

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

The reason most people sweat is so they will not catch fire while they are making love. -Don Rose

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind. -John Hurt

It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on making films that may not find a distributor. -John Hurt

There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity. -John Knowles

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad. -Dakota Fanning

People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about – making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true. -Mary McAleese

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking, where you don't even have physical film in the camera, but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it. -J. Lee Thompson

There's no point in making a film out of a great book. The book's already great. What's the point? -Neil Jordan

You never know when you're making a memory. -Rickie Lee Jones

I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax. -Eddie Murphy

You know, making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don't work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won't work. -Eddie Murphy

I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making. -Ian Williams

I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting 'Heaven' it was truly guerrilla film-making. -Karl Urban

I walked in thinking, 'I have ten movies under my belt and now they want me to go back to making commercials?' I said, if I do that, I want it to be funny. -Orlando Jones

Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it's fun. It's exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them. -Debbi Fields

So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK? -James Woods

I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers. -Harvey S. Firestone

The people who are making money are the ones who are writing and singing their own songs. -Jimmy Webb

Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job. -Kate Bosworth

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same. -Bea Arthur

I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love. I found that admirable. -Ben Kingsley

I think making mistakes is as inevitable as receiving disappointments. -Loretta Young

I want no part of making any contribution whatsoever to the despair which eventually follows downbeat thinking. -Loretta Young

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control. -Bruce Dickinson

All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs – it's that simple. -Graham Nash

This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board? -William Kidd

My lord, I will tell you what the case was. I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman, and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her, and my gunner told the people he could put the captain in a way to take the ship, and be safe. -William Kidd

I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. -John Singleton

I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real. -Vanilla Ice

I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field… It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end. -Michelle Rodriguez

I also love the makers of South Park, because they're political, strong, and they're making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama. -Michelle Rodriguez

The best part of making the movies… learning from the pros themselves. -Michelle Rodriguez

I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings. -Chuck Close

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work. -Chuck Close

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. -Connie Stevens

I am a total believer of making the process a good time – make it memorable, have some fun, try to shoot high in your quality and then don't get crazy, see what happens. -Garry Marshall

Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making the call has your safety foremost in their mind. And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do, that it makes sense. -Paul Gleason

I know there's a great deal that Arnold Schwarzenegger could teach me about making movies. There's a great deal I could teach him about the fiscal reforms that are needed – desperately needed – to set California back in good order. -Tom McClintock

I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren't meeting either. -Allan Sherman

I didn't decide I was crazy until 1952. That's when I began making a steady salary and could afford to be crazy. -Allan Sherman

An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold. -Mary Elizabeth Lease

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress. -Joseph McCabe

So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well. -Alphonso Jackson

I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs. -Barry Gibb

Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music. -Herbie Hancock

I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people. -Michael Graves

In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation. -Samuel Hopkins

Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good, because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band, making it what I want it to be. -Charlie Daniels

The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so. -Howard Baker

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster. -Adam Osborne

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. -E. T. Bell

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making. -Fred Allen

We are making gods out of global celebrities. -Elizabeth Joan Smith

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

Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work. -Alan Bullock

I know I always worked hard on making sure we came out with the best possible product and of course we were working with four other people, you have to balance that as well. -Chris Squire

This country owes them all a debt of gratitude. The down payment on that debt is making sure that we live up to Lincoln's charge: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan. -Dave Obey

Thank you for making a web site for me. I was so surprised when I found it. -Susan Olsen

I'm grateful that the team allowed me back. I'm looking forward to making it up to them. -William Green

I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money. -Cat Stevens

I'm hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason. -Sean Combs

Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him… you know, he wasn't even present, really. -Jack Osbourne

He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back… I went to his funeral in Belfast. -Frank McCourt

Film scores are often based on short themes, and it helps if you've got some way of developing these themes and making them sometimes last 4 minutes and sometimes last 40 seconds. One ends up doing it subconsciously. -Anne Dudley

Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism. -George A. Moore

The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. -Auberon Herbert

Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent, punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured. They have devolved into a contest over who will win. -Tammy Bruce

Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves. -Protagoras

I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace. -William Tecumseh Sherman

For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts. -Thora Birch

She was making great money at personal appearances. -David Gest

They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons. -Douglas Feith

The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself. -Douglas Feith

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness. -Mark Rothko

I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible. -Seamus Heaney

Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about. -Yahoo Serious

Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian. -Rachel Blanchard

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it – so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things. -Jackie Cooper

Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination. -Henri Poincare

I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films. -Pam Grier

Nowadays, I could not care less about making other people like me. I'm a good person, I don't need to do that anymore. -Beverley Mitchell

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships. -Brian McBride

That's why so many stars are making pictures in Europe today. The tax guys are making thieves out of everybody. -Bud Abbott

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

What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that. -Lesley Garrett

That's what drew me to rock music in the first place – that sense of remaking the world on your own terms. -Stephan Jenkins

I was always inventing characters and making up stories. -Suzanne Vega

I had to make squirrel noises as Bubbles and without realizing it, I was making the face and putting my fingers up to my face to look like a squirrel and everyone made fun of me for the rest of the day. -Tara Strong

I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special. -Ted Allen

Well, we're in show business, and I have been making a living in this business a long time and inevitably it means taking what it is that you've done and hopefully you're showing it to a lot of people who like it. -Walter Hill

I guess I never had a better experience than working on The Long Riders, and at the same time, I never had a harder time than what I did making Southern Comfort. -Walter Hill

The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go. -Young Buck

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy, I hate God. -Ernestine Rose

I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either. -Gary Bauer

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible. -Saint Teresa of Avila

All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps. -Wes Craven

Everybody gets to a stage when it's time to move on. I was bored, and the band wasn't going anywhere, so I left. I did a couple of shows on Broadway and some other things. I was busy. I just wasn't making records. -Peter Noone

We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ. -John Fiske

I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I'll start acting in them again. -Lee Remick

Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it! -John Ciardi

I'm inspired by the poets, so I'm always going to give in that direction, rather than in any other. It's the making of me… and also the downfall of me. -Roy Harper

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

The monarchy is finished. It was finished a while ago, but they're still making the corpses dance. -Sue Townsend

If you want to treat China as an enemy, you have a much better chance of making them an enemy than if you treat them as a potential friend. -Jim Sasser

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men. -Theodor W. Adorno

If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody. -Mercedes Lackey

People are different. People choose different criteria. But if there is a better way among many alternatives, I want to encourage that way by making it comfortable. So that's what I've tried to do. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind. -Mortimer Adler

The more people involved in making a movie, the worse it is, generally. -Catherine Keener

I kept bugging them about making it more upscale, because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense, was a character who would move up. And that's what she did. -Donna Mills

One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films. -Sam Mendes

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule. -Andrew Shue

I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie. -Ike Turner

That's the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You're left, stuck, in the studio. And that's a shame. You're making a movie. You don't want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie – to move. -Robbie Coltrane

I'm not done yet making people miserable. If they're going to make me miserable, then I'm going to make them miserable. -Brett Hull

How can a coach have any influence over a player that's making over five times more than he is? -Hayden Fry

Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person's taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator. -Henry Flynt

I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema. -Lars von Trier

When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry. -Don Bluth

Sheik Hilaly is making a good contribution. He is making a good contribution. -Alexander Downer

There is no better way of elevating the novel than by making it into a construct which contains ideas. -Heinrich Mann

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make, it's about talking as clearly as I can. -Jim Dine

You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice. -Frederick Wiseman

Our music's kind of about taking something ugly and making it beautiful. -Jerry Cantrell

If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying. -Aaron Neville

Yeah, we have our differences, but we put those aside, and now we're making music. It's great. -Alex Van Halen

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup – we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth. -Alex Winter

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made – and that's a tricky balance. -Alex Winter

So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries. -Bernard Cornwell

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

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

There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than good fortune and and playing well in college. -Dante Hall

I had such a nice time making it, and I can't wait to make the fifth one. The whole crew were just really, really lovely. All the costume people, the make-up girls, the kids – even my driver. -David Thewlis

It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage. -Debbie Allen

I have been a Christian all my life, but it's impossible to be so deeply involved in these stories without it making you think again, and without it making you consciously aware of the people involved. -Della Reese

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it. -Dinah Sheridan

I don't have a particular recommendation other than that we base decisions on as much hard data as possible. We need to carefully look at all the options and all their ramifications in making our decisions. -Dorothy Denning

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic. -Dylan Moran

Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don't care about the audience's response, I'm making them for myself. But I'm making them for myself as audience, because I want to wake myself up. -Richard Foreman

The horror genre is important because it promotes experimentation in filmmaking. -Richard King

I position everything else in my life around making movies. -Richard King

I'm not impressed by someone's degree… I'm impressed by them making movies. -Richard King

I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don't care about making movies, film school will do you no good. -Richard King

I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies. -Richard King

What I am telling you is that Matta had a way of making you feel comfortable and that's probably why he had nine wives because he made them feel comfortable and then uncomfortable later. -Robert Barnes

My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level. -Scott McCallum

Football's in my blood – and eventually I want to be the one making decisions. -Stuart Pearce

I enjoy making the decisions. -Stuart Pearce

Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine. -Thomas Keller

Console game publishing has become more like theatrical release film-making and it is very hard if you are not one of the major publishers, and even for them it is hard unless they are working with major game brands. -Trip Hawkins

Now, I don't mind making fun of those preachers who steal money from people, they kind of deserve it. -Victoria Jackson

I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals. -Wynonna Judd

So I wanna see all of you making out during this song. -Joel Madden

I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful. -Otto Dix

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

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

I applaud my mother now for getting me through that time and making me believe in myself. -Leah Remini

I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid. -William Scott

It was a great time to be making music because everything else was changing. -Gordon Waller

I think that the process of making music is a hard one to describe as well. -Steve Hackett

I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how, which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing. -Art Spiegelman

It's funny how making odd noises can get you into strange situations sometimes. -Eric San

I wasn't making it with the violin because I was playing all of the 'long hair' stuff. -Louis Prima

When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative that that's a pretty big enticement that we have to break down. Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages. -Matt Gonzalez

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

What they're doing is, they're making the decisions for us. That's what this country is coming down to. They're going to make the decisions for us. -Michael Schiavo

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

There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs. -Emanuel Cleaver

That's one of the problems with making music your business, it becomes a business. You're no longer just this kid who is a fan and going to see every show. I've been in a bar every night for the last 15 years. Going to see bands for me is work. -Mojo Nixon

I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations. -Mackenzie Astin

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles. -Richard Linklater

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

They're making a ton of money, and no one is getting a nickel. -Ruben Blades

Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field. -Sydney Pollack

I do enjoy making videos, even though they are long days and very hard work. -Tanya Tucker

It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh. -Wanda Sykes

We are now after 7 months operation making money here. -Henry Wells

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought. -Herman Kahn

They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be. -Imran Khan

But I don't need to use politics as a way of making money. -Imran Khan

I enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years. -Isaac Hanson

Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States. -Isaac Hanson

When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation. -Jim Messina

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized. -John Cameron

Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products. -John Engler

You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions. -John Engler

But, you know, I'd be happy just making music. -John Lurie

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

Our course, then, is clear; if we desire to put an end to pauperism, or to lessen it, we should import everything we can use or sell, in order that we may employ our unemployed hands, in making the goods by which we pay for these imports. -Joseph Hume

In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life. -Karen Duffy

My way was not to be the petite, gorgeous, little cheerleader. My way of getting by was making people laugh. -Kristen Johnston

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd. -Leonard Maltin

In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history. -Mark Shields

There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it… with you. -Neil Cavuto

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too. -Kevin J. Anderson

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet. I would look in there and see if I could find somebody who was making all this wonderful music. -Abbey Lincoln

So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven't realised. -Emily Mortimer

Maybe I've got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I'll direct a film. Maybe I'll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life. -Gary Kemp

Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides. -John Mott

The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind. That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up. -Jonathan Kellerman

This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director. -Ben Edwards

Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception. -Ben Edwards

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops. -John Blair

We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally. -John Blair

People have a hard time making me dress up to look like a classy gal. -Judy Holliday

I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time. -Mike Thompson

I have been firming up and making changes in my roster for 2001. This needs to be done from now and then, to make sure what you are booking is working, and to keep a balance in your roster that works. -Pat Garrett

He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth, and shaking his head and I thought, gosh, is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong? It was just unbelievable. -Robert Ripley

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster. -William Throsby Bridges

Oh man. If I had magic powers… I would hope that I would use them for good. I think I would. But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear. -Nick Stahl

It's never been about making money. -Rob Zombie

I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn't have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure. -Brian Welch

If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections. -Bebe Neuwirth

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists. -Tim Conway

I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it. -Tim Conway

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that. -Ad Reinhardt

Filmmaking can be a fine art. -Terri Windling

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

Painting is seen as picture making, the making of an art object, something that can stand on its own. -Peter Wright

I never know what it's going to look like. Wouldn't be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome. I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks, I don't know, it's improvisation isn't it? -Peter Wright

When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included. -Ken Hensley

I was involved in the color correction and the digital color correction. In an odd way, you end up making a film many times-the DVD, the archival record of a high-definition master, and so on. -John Dykstra

It's very much like filmmaking always is-you're always asked to do something that you're not sure you know how to do. So you make an educated guess as to what you think will work and you hope between that and plan B, that you can end up with a product that's really good. -John Dykstra

Government spending is being restrained, the economy is making progress and moving forward, and the pro-growth, tax cutting policies put in place have allowed businesses to grow, which has brought in additional tax revenue to help pay off the debt. -Bill Shuster

I'd like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company. -Chuck Schumer

And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that. -Duane G. Carey

By creating useful job descriptions and making clear what qualifications should be expected, the Department aims to help improve schools' ability to recruit the right people. -Estelle Morris

One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives. -Hugh Mackay

I think you can't be passive in making this film – or in watching it. -Jim Caviezel

I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police. -John Pomfret

You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free. -Morris Chestnut

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace – or at least a genuine peace – the link between the nature of a regime and its external behavior must be understood. -Natan Sharansky

Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people. -Ruth Handler

I felt like I was making a record under the radar, and that is my favorite way to do anything. -Alanis Morissette

No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest. -Algernon Sidney

That's what supporting the troops is really all about – making sure American grunts get the right stuff! -David Hackworth

Sometimes that is why you might even stay in the bathroom for even half an hour, making that water running all over, just singing. -Dennis Brown

However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality. -Ed Markey

We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette. -Ed Markey

We are tired out in making complaints and getting no redress. -Joseph Brant

Take life slowly and deliberately, making sure to acknowledge the people who have helped you succeed along the way. -Ted Levine

Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making each game but as we began to hire people and the business grew we naturally went in different directions, and away from the coalface of development. -Andrew Oliver

I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles… there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it. -Terri Clark

They told me I should be making my own records. So I figured, 'why not? -Dee Dee Warwick

At the time, I was making good money doing background work and demos. -Dee Dee Warwick

Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company. -Bennie Thompson

We couldn't be making as much money, if we had to deal with stranger behaviour. And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity, off they go. We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution. That's the main thing, they slow things down. -Chester Brown

The real technical problems came because people working on the project didn't really follow my proposal at all, but set out to do other things instead of making a laser. -Gordon Gould

If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. -Henry A. Wallace

Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors. -James Laughlin

I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves. -Jay Roach

We're making this huge changeover from underground to more mainstream audiences. I don't know if we could ever repeat this type of feeling. We're really excited. -Jon Crosby

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy. -Lee Child

Education technology and school construction go together. Modernization, updating education facilities, and making a capital investment in education are all included. -Major Owens

I would like to spend my next two years showing how the aim of making technology available to every young person can be built into the effort to make our nation more secure. That is my latest concern and what I will be pushing over the next two years. -Major Owens

I would like to cite an instance which proves the efficacy of clean living on the part of an athlete coupled with the inspiration received from a champion which go a long way to making a champion. -Major Taylor

I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs. -Mary Wesley

We hope that there will be better policy-making and hope to see projects implemented. We have lots of information that can be used for the implementation of projects. -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year. -Richard V. Allen

We may be coming to a new golden age of instrument making. -Yo-Yo Ma

Anything I sing is supposed to be genuine. It's not supposed to be make-believe or I'm making something for the crowd to jump or to hold up their hands. -Wayne Wonder

I am still making order out of chaos by reinvention. -John le Carre

Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course. -Julie Nixon Eisenhower

If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs. -Mike Gordon

Of course, the whole Andy Kaufman angle was classic. I'm real proud of that. I mean that is something people are still talking about 20 years later, making movies about and that sort of thing. I mean not a day goes by that someone doesn't mention Andy Kaufman to me. -Jerry Lawler

Back when we were first making records, you didn't just make the music, you put a great deal of energy into the way it looked, and every word that was written on the whole thing. -Ann Wilson

Well, a lot of our concerts do okay, and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn't that important, but again, I have to just say that we're making our records. -Bruce Johnston

Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us. -Mike Johanns

It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself. -Utada Hikaru

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. -Utada Hikaru

Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content. -Vint Cerf

Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them. -Vint Cerf

For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making. -Franklin Knight Lane

It is an absolutely unique success of the church community to have introduced such an epoch-making change, in just a few years, without having a serious division. -Hans Kung

I never liked making albums. -Jim Sullivan

I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that. -John Eaton

In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music. -John Legend

But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something. -John Lone

It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence. -Alva Noto

Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime. -Charles Bass

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it, if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous, for studios to take on deficits. -Dick Wolf

Every time I find a picture of him with other women, or read in magazines that he's involved with 'groupies,' I don't go and show up where he is making a huge scene and getting our faces put all over the TV and papers. -Kim Mathers

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding. -Marc Bloch

Our leaders continue to say that we're making strong headway against this problem. And I think we are not. -Michael Scheuer

He knew a lot about his grandparents – and perhaps he feels he's been endowed with abilities to go into people's heads who are long dead – but, to a certain extent, he's making it up. -Jeffrey Eugenides

In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that. -Theo de Raadt

Like Jermaine was saying, it's a beautiful day, and we're just glad all of this is behind us. We can go on with our lives. And Michael can go on with his life and do what he does best, and that's making good music, making his fans happy, people happy all over the world. -Tito Jackson

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake. -Alain Prost

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary. -Barbara Kruger

Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly, so I was free to choose my own career. I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road and started making real money. -Cesar Romero

I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though. -Jimmy Carl Black

American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure. -John Yoo

I used the diabetes as my weapon. Of course, I was only hurting myself and making myself sicker, but I guess it was something I had to go through. I never went overboard so much that I really hurt myself, but my early teenage years were very tough. -Dana Hill

Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that, primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English. -Marilyn Hacker

There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did. -Owen Hart

I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don't want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal. -Robert Wyatt

I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government. -Roy Barnes

The process is intense and the producers, who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people for a fresh look at a complicated project that has been in the making for 10 years. -Ednita Nazario

It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing, making movies. -Jason Statham

I didn't have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go. -Elliott Smith

Sometimes movie-making happens like clockwork; other times, like a car accident. -Eric Roberts

There's such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive. -Josh Lucas

Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself. -Kenny G

Another thing: despite my youthful appearance, I am quite capable of making decisions. -Lara St. John

It's a juggernaut, yeah… but I'm not phased by making movies. -Matthew Vaughn

I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. -Matthew Vaughn

The end game is you change that law to making that law better, whichever law you're talking about. -Mike Lowry

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it – film-making, the music world, painting – because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly. -Rebecca Miller

The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence. -Robert Rainy

I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary – making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites. -Jim Barksdale

The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him. -Salmon P. Chase

To remain relevant though, I think making great records is the key. -Kelly Jones

You kind of invite a little spooky, creepy vibe into your whole experience of making a movie. -Bruce Greenwood

But I think traveling around and going around the world and making arrangements for moving around is the most difficult thing, 'cuz you don't know what's going to happen. -Brian Epstein

Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art. -Jane Alexander

I think we could have done a lot more great music, so I was disappointed that we didn't continue making records and touring, but it's hard to argue with 10 good years. -Jerry Harrison

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian. -Luke Ford

One finds the truth by making a hypothesis and comparing observations with the hypothesis. -David Douglass

He can't even be at a casual read and not be creating the whole thing in his mind. I remember feeling very awed about how much he still seems to be so in love with it, and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous. -Amanda Peet

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay. -Cory Doctorow

It's a good time to be making movies, despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood. -Rob Morrow

Our approach to making games is to find the fun first and then use the technology to enhance the fun. -Sid Meier

The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices. -Fred Savage

The idea of making pictures abroad is exciting when you're in Hollywood and have never worked in foreign countries. You think you'll get to see the sights and have all the fun that goes with traveling. Actually, you spend so much time on the job that you don't do much else. -Jeffrey Hunter

I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents. -Kathie Lee Gifford

A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders. -Maria Bartiromo

We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas. He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time. -Steve Kanaly

But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects – that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. – some of the previous supporters reconsidered. -Barney Frank

My fault now is making my plays too short. -Beth Henley

My way of fitting in was through jokes and making people laugh. -Carrot Top

My way of making people like me was to make 'em laugh. -Carrot Top

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans. -Cliff Stearns

If I was 30th in points and not making races and not being competitive in races, I could understand them saying I'm over-the-hill or I'm ready to quit or whatever. -Dale Earnhardt

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself. -Dale Earnhardt

That's what we're striving for, making us a contender in every race. -Dale Earnhardt

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. -David Rockefeller

I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me. -Edward Bond

That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law. -Fred Thompson

This constitution recognises the need for social dialogue involving labour and management; it involves trade unions in the decision-making process; it has a social vision founded on social dialogue. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

And from my character's point-of-view in Ravenous, he had been collected by Robert Carlyle's character, he had become infected by this ravenous, cannibalistic power, and he was making the best of it. -Jeffrey Jones

I only know from my own personal experience, and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things, so you don't want to start making generalizations about how bad things have become in comparison to the old days. -Jeffrey Jones

If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. -Kathryn Bigelow

Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth. -Linda Chavez

John is a cottage industry in Baltimore and the city opens its doors for him whenever he is making a new film. -Mink Stole

Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries was going to be so resonant for all of us who went through the experience of making it that I didn't want to do anything that could reflect it. -Walter Salles

I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making. We're a very young culture, and I think that things are not yet crystallised. -Walter Salles

Our loss was very heavy, especially in the officers. Capt. Sale, of Co. E, Duke's regt, was among the killed, making the third Capt. that has been killed in that company. -John Hunt Morgan

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky. -William Merritt Chase

I thought we were making a nice little movie. That's how it was regarded by everyone else, too. -Arthur Hiller

We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in. -Ann Veneman

25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene. -Bob Saget

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

When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room and made an aria of horror sounds. I was in charge of it; there was no one there to listen to me. I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do. -Fay Wray

We were making new ones the second year. We were in syndication the second year. So we were on Saturday nights, prime time, every morning, and then they put it on Sunday evenings too. So it was all over the place. -Gavin MacLeod

What is more important is finding the soul of the character, and making sure it fits well into this story. And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating, because these people weren't entertainers, you know. -Mary Stuart Masterson

I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy. -Randy Harrison

I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me. -Bobby Flay

Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film. -Ted Kotcheff

When you're actually making the film, you're constantly battling to maintain its integrity. -Ted Kotcheff

I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films. -Ted Kotcheff

We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making. -Terry Brooks

And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor. -Phil Lesh

In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music. -Phil Lesh

People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God's sake, I'm not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I'm making a movie that people are going to look at. -Ridley Scott

For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs – like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it. -Ron Moody

Today they're making pictures that I wouldn't want Trigger to see. -Roy Rogers

You always worry about films when you hear about them making decisions after announcements are made. -Simon Pegg

And I'm not so in love with making people mad that I want to live my life around it. -Aaron McGruder

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake. -Al D'Amato

It's just a matter of hitting the ball where I want to hit it and hopefully making some putts. -Bernhard Langer

There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship. -Bernhard Langer

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before. -Dave Brubeck

The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality. -Herbert Read

Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades. -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

One thing I love to do is produce. I've produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with 'em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease. -Ace Frehley

I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge. -Ken Burns

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain. -Ken Burns

I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it's the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That's what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn't think that this is about making money, then they're crazy. -Montel Williams

The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making. -Ted Danson

If you actively do something, it will stop making you feel like a victim and you'll start feeling like part of the solution, which is just a huge benefit to your body and your psyche. -Ted Danson

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore. -Alexander Kluge

I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series. -Jackie Collins

Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don't think that there's any real mystery there. -Joel Coen

The funny thing about making this record and being away from the girls and on my own in LA is that it allowed me to reflect on how much we've accomplished. -Melanie Chisholm

I just finished a novel, and I'm back kind of noodling on the screenplays. Screenplays are tough. I am making music, I'm just not sure what kind of music it is or where it's going. -Michael Nesmith

I feel now it's useless to keep hoping. The way things are today, we live in a world that needs laughter, and I've decided if I can make people laugh, I'm making a more important contribution. -Paul Lynde

Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers, of going and playing gigs with other drummers, gave me the chance to realize that it was not just me that was making it happen. -Benny Green

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did. -Clyde Tombaugh

I am certainly not arguing for the de facto autonomy of the individual work, even though there is much to be said for making the attempt to see it in that light as one facet of the reception process. -Brian Ferneyhough

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses. -Bruce Sterling

I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc – the one thing I learned from that experience was that it's more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don't realize that. -Glenn Ford

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. -Alain Resnais

That's like making fun of a maniac because his brain isn't completely right, because he isn't in the norm. -Alice Cooper

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in… I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking. -Charlton Heston

That's why modern corporate movie making has become so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50. -Dana Carvey

Well, we are not doing that film actually. At least I am not at the moment, but we are making an effort to get it done; I don't know whether we'll get the financing for it. The old story we had it, it fell out of place and this and that. -Harvey Keitel

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two. -Shimon Peres

I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. -Aimee Mann

I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way. -Jennifer Connelly

I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision. -Cicely Tyson

When we shoot 24, there are so many things I have to worry about, from the script to technical things to my performance, that I don't have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season, which is like making 12 movies. -Kiefer Sutherland

I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals. -Lisa Loeb

And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's thinking and decision-making is not in its brain at all. It's distributed. It's in its legs. -Kevin Kelly

Organizations get invested into a particular product. And sometimes the best thing is to stop making that product, even though it's profitable, because it has optimized at a local peak. -Kevin Kelly

Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex. -Kevin Kelly

Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing – it's a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing. -Leo Ornstein

Sure, I've been a victim, but in retrospect, most of it has been of my own making. I allowed it to happen. -Wayne Newton

I think making a good film shot is joyful. -William Shatner

I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life. -Amy Tan

Elections are also about the future – the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice. -Anne Campbell

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. -E. Stanley Jones

My grandmother was, back when they called them 'stewardesses,' a flight attendant. I actually had a ball wearing that little uniform and making sure everything was under control. -Erika Christensen

All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it. -Guy Clark

Basically, if you could get a good trailer out of the script, Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie. He liked it if you did. He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it. He just wasn't going to give you any more money. -John Sayles

We're making far too big a deal out of our sexual preferences. It's just another form of narcissism, and I think it can be a big problem and a tremendous obstacle. -Andrew Cohen

As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making. -Harold Ramis

When a new generation watches the films, people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking. I guess it's because it isn't threatening. It was very sweet and delicate. -Sylvia Kristel

I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly. -Twyla Tharp

You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish. -Ralph Steadman

There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay. -Richard Attenborough

Bernard and I intend doing a lot with our lives and that includes actively helping other people. But how can we tell you our plans when we haven't finished making them yet? -Shelley Duvall

I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't get across or I thought I was making one point. -Tea Leoni

Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism. -Wim Wenders

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. -Wim Wenders

Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films. -Brian De Palma

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. -Brian De Palma

And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous. -Brian De Palma

The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement. -Charlotte Rampling

I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate. -Dennis Ritchie

We also have a program in place for low income people. A family of four making $26,000 a year can receive medical coverage, irrespective of citizenship or what documents. -George Pataki

I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you. -Greta Scacchi

If you are making music for other people, you will have to be aware of how people relate to it. -Ken Hill

People don't have fun making music all the time. -Ken Hill

Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth. -Leslie Charteris

I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies. -Obie Trice

I look forward to the end of all this money-making part of the career, to be truthful. -Paul Guilfoyle

I love making music, though. I love playing. -Pharrell Williams

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology. -Jeremy Rifkin

That's what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer. -John Prescott

We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we'd have taken a million houses and refurbished them into decent housing. -John Prescott

This is about Floridians saying what's most important to them and making sure that we create an agenda that we can drive and deliver back in Washington, D.C. So it's very exciting. -Katherine Harris

I've seen many actors go awry by making the wrong choices early on. -Rose McGowan

Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry. -Anne Stevenson

He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor. -Deborah Cox

I feared the verdict of the watch, where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break. The time trap had snapped shut. -Joe Henderson

I've never seen a surface that I think is more seductive in image making. -John Sexton

There is a considerable amount of manipulation in the printmaking from the straight photograph to the finished print. If I do my job correctly that shouldn't be visible at all, it should be transparent. -John Sexton

My wife says I'm making a noise like a stranded whale. I think I have a major snoring problem. -Rex Hunt

The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one's making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don't see how you can do it otherwise. -Robert Fitzgerald

There must of course be a relationship between translating and making poems of your own, but what it is I just don't know. -Robert Fitzgerald

Because its hard to realize now that that was the end of the great depression, you know. All of a sudden all of this is in front of me and I'm solvent, you know. I'm making some money and I know where my next meal is coming from, and I have a new pair of shoes and that's it. -Robert McCloskey

Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach. -Jesse James Garrett

When you make work, your goal might not be first and foremost to have as many people as possible see it, but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art, but, there's no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it. -Jim McKay

Yet in order to make sure the European social model keeps up with the pace of economic change that is now necessary, the EU must embrace a new approach to lawmaking. -John Hutton

Usually a good part of the people trying it end up not making it. -Leon Uris

Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started. -Marc Newson

I was much more interested in making things than in designing them. -Marc Newson

I am trying to get right with God. I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness. -Lucinda Williams

Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they have this great appreciation for, Holy mackerel, we're making a movie! -James L. Brooks

You've either got to find a way to make your continuing characters insteresting without making them maudlin or overwrought, or you've got to put more emphasis on the suspects. -Jane Haddam

For me the ideal date would be to drink wine in the backyard under the stars, listen to music and just talk. Then we'd eat steak and, later, dessert. If all went as planned, we'd save some of the dessert and play with it while making out. -Karen McDougal

Maybe by his second year in Hogwarts, Harry Potter will learn the trick to making a movie this good, but don't bet on it. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the best films of the year. -Joel Siegel

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment. -Amy Weber

This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe. -Jeri Ryan

I think God's justice is making wrongs right. -Joel Osteen

My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer? -Joyce Maynard

The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art. -Joyce Maynard

I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

Just making a good movie is hard to do. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom. -Linda Fiorentino

Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life. -Martha Beck

I wonder how many people would have thought at the end of World War II that the capitalist system would be one that was meeting the challenges and making things better for people as we approach the 21st century. -Sanford I. Weill

A lot of people at Shearson ended up making a lot of money because they had stock or stock options. Their kids were able to go to college, and it changed a lot of people's lives. -Sanford I. Weill

I mean, at the end of the day when I'm making a record, what I want to do is what I do. -Duncan Sheik

They're making a song and dance because that serves their immediate interests. But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions. -Eduard Shevardnadze

I'd have to say the whole experience in making The Neverending Story. I had an incredible time. -Noah Hathaway

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes. -Steve Irwin

Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it. -Walter Kaufmann

I was scheduled to give my first official press conference that morning anyway, 'cause I was chairman of the Governors Energy Council and I was making a press conference with regard to energy policy. -William Scranton

For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time. -Margaret J. Wheatley

I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. -Michael Biehn

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims. -William Greider

Maybe when I stop making movies, I'll understand my work better. -Dario Argento

If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government. -Albert Bushnell Hart

Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred, these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making process of this great Nation. -Charles B. Rangel

Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate. -Christie Hefner

The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move. -Conrad Hall

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head. -Patricia Heaton

I'm always dissing Ray and making fun of him, talking about his money. -Patricia Heaton

We dominated Survivor – there is no way we would not dominate that, too. I can see it already, us making deals with people. That's the best part, and with the Race, it would be even more fun because I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve. -Rob Mariano

A film goes through so many hands, that by the time it's done, it might not resemble what you thought you were making. -Ryan Phillippe

I'm based in London now. I'm renting an apartment, making my own little home. It's great because I am around people all the time and I need my own space to get away from it all. -Samantha Mumba

It sounds really stupid, I hate making cosmic comments like this but, I just let it do what it wants to do. -Danny Elfman

Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm, and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie together and get distribution and create a new movie genre? We started by making satires of commercials. -David Zucker

Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder. -Donald E. Westlake

You know, I'm not making top dollar, but when you're making top dollar, there are a lot of people waiting for you to fall. -Esai Morales

Documentaries have always inspired me in narrative filmmaking. -Griffin Dunne

If you are talking about terrorism, you need to sit down and understand what is making these people put dynamite around their waists and blow themselves up. -Lakhdar Brahimi

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making. -Carol P. Christ

I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players. -Graham Roberts

Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves. -James Young

I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn't such a leap. -Jim Coleman

When you hear buzz around the beehive, you know they're making honey in there. -Terrence Howard

I know there are a lot of readers that think I've got a very crappy marriage just because of the things going on with Rick and Lori but there's really nothing that's been like a mirror. I'm just making this stuff up. -Robert Kirkman

One of the things I did when I was in New York, which has a wonderful deaf community, is I have worked on making Broadway more accessible to deaf people. -Camryn Manheim

On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people. -Camryn Manheim

What I'm good at is making art. -Jock Sturges

I'd rather get back to making art than talk about it. -Jock Sturges

That dichotomy between the public consumption of the work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me, on occasion. -Jock Sturges

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making. -Bob Woodward

The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal. -Bob Woodward

We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects of horror movie making and bring on guests and show all these old '50's B movies. Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones. -Jerry Only

My job is not babysitting people; my job is focusing on making the best band I possibly can. -Jerry Only

When we were making The Fugitive, we all thought it was going to bomb. -Joe Pantoliano

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction. -Jonathan Lethem

Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God. -Orson Pratt

When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself. -Rick Yune

There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11. -Bob Graham

We're the Tom Tom Club and our studio is the Clubhouse. It a way of making it a little more personal. -Chris Frantz

I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted. -David Friedman

In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure. -David Friedman

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. -Antoni Gaudi

When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film. -Alan Price

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be. -Benjamin Tucker

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake. But that won't work in the new information culture, in the digital world we live in today. -Daniel Greenberg

I'm not making any excuses. I got my butt kicked in certain games. -David Wells

Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great. -George Weinberg

You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers. -John H. Reagan

I thank God for making me a man. -Little Richard

Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians. -Malcolm Fraser

In fact, it seems to me that making strategic alliances across national borders in order to treat HIV among the world's poor is one of the last great hopes of solidarity across a widening divide. -Paul Farmer

Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti. -Paul Farmer

I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections. -Paul Nurse

The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on. -Bernadette Peters

I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money. -Dennis Rodman

It is easier to learn to interpret dreams if you have a reason to use them for something constructive. You apply your dream insights to making constructive changes in your life. -Henry Reed

When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear. -Jeanne Moreau

If fans are going to turn on me because of this, they weren't my fans anyway. I couldn't betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this. I had to. -John Mellencamp

In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking. -Robert Morgan

I considered going to film school; I took a course in film and was very interested in filmmaking as well as film writing. -Robert Morgan

I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making. -Javier Bardem

Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility. -Joe Baca

I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification. -Michael Pollan

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest. -Clifton Fadiman

So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes. -Francis Maude

Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen. -Mitch Hedberg

When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin, you don't have any real responsibility aside from making sure you get there and play. And there's usually someone there to help you do that! -Andy Taylor

When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me. -Brian Eno

We always had Packards, until the war, when they stopped making them; then we had a Cadillac. -June Carter Cash

When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable. -Mark Haddon

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media. But the Internet is making an end run around talk radio. Suddenly we're faced with an information age. -Pete du Pont

I need drama in my life to keep making music. -Eminem

All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth. -Ferdinand Mount

I learned a valuable life lesson that summer. You should find something in life that you really enjoy and seriously consider making that your life's work. -Jim Evans

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments. -Jim Evans

It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business. -Kevin Rollins

And there's a feeling you get from making music that is unlike anything else in the world. -Kid Rock

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. -Paracelsus

We're going to see a very, very commercial kind of picture-making. -Peter Bart

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable. -Robin Day

Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals. -Talib Kweli

I don't feel comfortable making empty music. -Talib Kweli

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note. -Dianne Wiest

Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier. -Gustav Mahler

Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets. -Klaus Kinski

The thing about all good horror movies is that the fans expect a couple of inside jokes. Maybe I'm supposed to be saying how terrified I was while making it, but it was really fun. -Margot Kidder

As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back. -Maurice Gibb

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. -Max von Sydow

Ginsberg's Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady. -Thom Gunn

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board. -Birch Bayh

The making of television has changed quite a bit. Now you have to do them n cheaper budgets. -Bruce Boxleitner

As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing. -Claude Chabrol

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control. -Claude Chabrol

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people. -Claude Chabrol

I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program. -Dana Rohrabacher

If we want more trade in the world, we should establish bilateral trade agreements with other democratic countries. That way we can control the decision-making process. The major economic countries of the world will enter into those agreements. -Dana Rohrabacher

Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people. -Dana Rohrabacher

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war – at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake. -Daniel Berrigan

I was making films about American society, and it is true that I never felt at home there, except perhaps when my wife and I lived on a farm in the San Fernando Valley. -Douglas Sirk

It's a mental fake-out to myself. I make believe I'm making a new show so I forget the material I was working on and make up some fresh material. -Eric Bogosian

Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go. -Joe Slovo

One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible. -Joe Slovo

It's really touching that we can come back after so long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does. And after all this time, we really do care about each other. -Lindsey Buckingham

When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making. -Lindsey Buckingham

My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation. -Niklaus Wirth

I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie. I'ts an important piece, but I'd like to be involved in all the other aspects of making movies. -Stephen Dorff

We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would only have confused everybody even more, so we decided to stick with the songs we picked. -Thom Yorke

It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering. -Thomas Perry

When I write a book, I'm making it the best book I can. -Thomas Perry

When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light, we were jamming. From that we were taking the best bits and then recording and improvising on top of those. -Tina Weymouth

There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is, this whole Free Cinema thing. -Karel Reisz

There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway. -Elia Kazan

I'm making the statement that we should all live life and have a laugh. Nakedness is a thing where people take notice. If you do it in the right way, people laugh. -Mark Roberts

I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods. -Imogen Cunningham

I admire them for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving. -Roselyn Sanchez

Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule. -Satyajit Ray

I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months, but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew, who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary. -Satyajit Ray

When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking. -Rick Moranis

The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I'm not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me. -Rick Moranis

I pulled out of making movies in about '96 or '97. -Rick Moranis

And we had the perhaps unfair advantage of not having to worry about what an audience was gonna think. We were in a vacuum. We were making little short films, really. -Rick Moranis

And I discovered after a couple years that I really didn't miss making movies. -Rick Moranis

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. -Pola Negri

In the next shot the cameras zoomed to the fiancee who noticed the lights in the Czarina's room go out and the camera then turned to the pond where two goldfish were making love. -Pola Negri

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet! Why would you want to make a remake? -Norman Jewison

I have just come from the castle, where I have seen the president of the republic, and I can tell you that he has accepted all of my proposals without making any changes. -Klement Gottwald

My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic. -Jane Horrocks

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods. -Imogen Cunningham

I got canceled in the middle of making the pilot. -Harvey Korman

I love independent filmmaking. I don't agree with a lot of it, but that's the point. -Gena Rowlands

There's another way of making music, by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people. -Gavin Bryars

It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music. -Gavin Bryars

I work very fast, keeping the ideas flowing but making sure they come out the way I intended. -Gavin Bryars

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

And of course, I absolutely loved making Lost in Space as a kid. -Bill Mumy

Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection. -Bill Mumy

I really think the acoustics that Gibson's been making for the last ten years or so are as good as any the company has ever produced and that's saying a lot. -Bill Mumy

I walk my dogs. I garden a little. I play a bit of tennis. Basically when I have spare time I'm making music. -Bill Mumy

I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music – original music – in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do. -Bill Mumy

Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes. -Camille Pissarro

Relax, Georgie, I'm just making my collar and cuffs match. -Carole Lombard

I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life. -Cornelius Vanderbilt

Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. -Elvis Costello

But it is equally necessary to consider the implications for a society if there are fewer and fewer young people making music because we are economising on music schools or musical education in schools. -Johannes Rau

My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in making these historical origins my own. -Karl Jaspers

But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church's contact with all those outside the bloc. -Karl Lehmann

In two years, I'll be making more than Michael Schumacher. -Nelson Piquet

One thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire, making genre films. -Paul Mazursky

Acting is way of making yourself exist. -Stephen Rea

I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films. -Steven Soderbergh

Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt. -James Northcote

Law students have taken over Hollywood. To them it's all about making money. They know people want to see what they've seen before. Also, remakes are places to showcase the new stars of tomorrow. -Tobe Hooper

I love music and I enjoy creating sounds. I got into making music when I was a child, starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano. -Tobe Hooper

We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies. -Terry Gilliam

I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker. -Terry Gilliam

I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium. -Sheena Easton

I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point. -Robert Mapplethorpe

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible. -Robert Duvall

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking. -Robert Duvall

When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn't there. -Paul Simon

When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. -Paul Simon

I'm not making up my mind about anything right now. Things are happening so quickly for me, and I'm still in the thinking stage. -Patsy Cline

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires. -Loretta Lynn

I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is. -Loretta Lynn

Every business is there to make money, and making a record is business. This tends to be forgotten by many. -Giorgio Moroder

They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family. -Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again. -Francis Ford Coppola

I've never been able to feel that there is anything undignified about making your living by the sweat of your brow. -Ethel Waters

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that. -Darren Aronofsky

I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking. -Darren Aronofsky

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish. -Gloria Swanson

The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do. -Gloria Swanson

Now I won't have to worry about the new series making it or not. -Michael Landon

To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone who's career was affected significantly by making all those phone calls and I must be wrong. I must be wrong! Because it has just got to pay off! -Dabney Coleman

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