Best Quotes About Meth

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. -Aristotle Onassis

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. -Konrad Adenauer

Be not simply good – be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. -Ogden Nash

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. -Thomas A. Edison

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. -Marge Piercy

Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something. -Frank Crane

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. -Muhammad Ali

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. -Arthur C. Clarke

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. -Ornette Coleman

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. -Cyril Connolly

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. -Paul Gauguin

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. -William Feather

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. -William James

The lady doth protest too much, methinks. -William Shakespeare

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

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. -Frank Herbert

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. -Christopher Morley

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -Vaclav Havel

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Sharon Begley

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. -Abbie Hoffman

I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente. -John Sayles

Mickey Mouse… is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame. -Annette Funicello

The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

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

My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life. -Don Imus

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

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. -James M. Barrie

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep. -Fran Lebowitz

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it. -Dan Quayle

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

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

I don't know the rules of grammar… If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular. -David Ogilvy

Yes, I sell people things they don't need. I can't, however, sell them something they don't want. Even with advertising. Even if I were of a mind to. -John O'Toole

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness. -Marshall McLuhan

Whether or not the standard of living made possible by mass production and in turn by mass circulation, is supported by and filled with the work of us hucksters, I guess is something that only history can decide. -Leo Burnett

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. -Helen Keller

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure. -Oliver Herford

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. -William Shakespeare

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. -Rainer Maria Rilke

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? -Sydney J. Harris

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him. -Louis L'Amour

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

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. -Galileo Galilei

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. -Coco Chanel

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. -Andre Gide

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P. J. O'Rourke

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. -Franklin Pierce Adams

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. -Peter De Vries

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion. -Muriel Spark

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. -Mark Twain

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. -Lady Bird Johnson

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. -E. W. Howe

Hell, there are no rules here – we're trying to accomplish something. -Thomas A. Edison

The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion. -Lewis Mumford

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing – but we all do and call it Hope. -E. W. Howe

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. -William Safire

Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right. -Mario Cuomo

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else. -George Halas

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -John Wooden

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. -Kurt Vonnegut

You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something. -George Bernard Shaw

People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong. -Bill Vaughan

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. -Edward de Bono

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

If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. -Henny Youngman

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -Carl Jung

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. -Earl Nightingale

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. -Bertrand Russell

I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature. -Wynn Bullock

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. -Isaac Asimov

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. -Thomas Szasz

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. -Dale Carnegie

The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. -Edgar Allan Poe

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. -Ann Landers

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. -Will Rogers

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

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. -C. S. Lewis

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

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

Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. -Sholem Asch

The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation. -Elias Canetti

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. -Michel Foucault

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. -Herman Melville

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define. -Ani DiFranco

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement. -Ani DiFranco

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right. -Woody Allen

Art and science have their meeting point in method. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all. -John Cage

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. -John Cage

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something. -William Goldman

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. -Plato

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. -Albert Schweitzer

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

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks. -Andy Warhol

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong. -Orson Welles

I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai. -Orson Welles

When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends. -Orson Welles

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. -Woodrow Wilson

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired. -Edward Young

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. -David Bowie

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. -Stephen Hawking

Something cannot emerge from nothing. -Frank Herbert

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings. -Quentin Crisp

There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. -Aldous Huxley

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy. -Salman Rushdie

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do. -Edward Albee

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. -Jim Bishop

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

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form. -Anatole Broyard

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. -Pearl S. Buck

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives. -Vincent Canby

An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead. At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else. -Van Cliburn

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. -Norman Cousins

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. -Deng Xiaoping

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good. -T. S. Eliot

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

What five members of the Supreme Court say the law is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be. -Benjamin Franklin Fairless

What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about. -Diana Vreeland

Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves. -Earl Warren

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. -Elie Wiesel

I am not quite a poet but I am something of the kind. -Edmund Wilson

At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan. -Tom Wolfe

I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that. -George P. Shultz

The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true. -Hugh Sidey

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

How could a New Yorker possibly take something called the Hollywood String Quartet seriously? -Leonard Slatkin

There's something about the Foreign Service that takes the guts out of people. -Evan G. Galbraith

There is something supremely reassuring about television; the worst is always yet to come. -Jack Gould

You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. -Martha Graham

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being. -Martha Graham

The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him. -Graham Greene

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

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught. -Sydney J. Harris

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. -Gloria Steinem

There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth. -James Thurber

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. -Carl Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. -Carl Jung

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

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

I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear. -Calvin Klein

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don't eat it. -Ed Koch

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. -Ernest Hemingway

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. -Oscar Levant

A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform. -Russell B. Long

Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird. -Elsa Maxwell

If, in a few months, I'm only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I'll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1. -John McEnroe

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil! -Golda Meir

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. -Thomas Merton

You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you. -Arthur Miller

If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens. -Grandma Moses

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

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

Something goes wrong, I yell at them -'Fix it'- whether it's their fault or not. You can only really yell at the players you trust. -Bill Parcells

Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy. -Jim Hightower

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God. -John Hines

It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

On that road of the informer, it is always night. I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me. I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary. -Whittaker Chambers

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. -Prince Charles

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else. -Lawrence Durrell

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again. -Elie Wiesel

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

I prefer the Chinese method of eating. You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle. -Jeff Smith

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning. -Dag Hammarskjold

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

He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world. -Arthur Miller

Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it. -Edna O'Brien

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face. -Stendhal

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace… on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. -William Drummond

Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. -Ernest Hemingway

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. -Anthony Burgess

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -David Hockney

Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market. -E. F. Schumacher

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation. -Elbert Hubbard

Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. -Elvis Presley

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. -Eric Hoffer

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind. -Erica Jong

I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. -Franz Kafka

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. -Henry Kissinger

Have a bias toward action – let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away. -Indira Gandhi

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are. -Joan Rivers

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. -John Holmes

Before you can do something you must first be something. -John Gielgud

It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. -Joseph Brodsky

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese. -Luis Bunuel

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. -Marc Chagall

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. -Maxwell Maltz

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired. -Moliere

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. -Pauline Kael

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid – in which case all comment is superfluous – or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. -Robert H. Schuller

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

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there. -Thomas Hardy

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. -W. Somerset Maugham

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

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. -William James

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

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. -Mary Manin Morrissey

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. -Chauncey Depew

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. -Tom Peters

Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. -Sam Ewing

The secret of happiness is something to do. -John Burroughs

Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences. -Sherwood Eddy

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. -George Burns

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded. -Dale Turner

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. -Lillian Smith

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. -Unknown

If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong. -Clarence Darrow

Believe in something larger than yourself… get involved in the big ideas of your time. -Barbara Bush

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A. A. Milne

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. -Doris Lessing

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. -Dolly Parton

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something. -Wilson Mizner

The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do. -Henry Moore

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. -Iris Murdoch

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. -Gertrude Stein

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. -Cher

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday. -John Wayne

Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it. -Kitty Kelley

Reality is something you rise above. -Liza Minnelli

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

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. -Henry Ford

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. -C. S. Lewis

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public. -Kin Hubbard

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. -Elbert Hubbard

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. -Winston Churchill

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. -Jean Rostand

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. -Robert Frost

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something. -Jackie Mason

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will. -Clint Eastwood

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. -Lucille Ball

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. -Stephen Hawking

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. -Richard Bach

Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality. -Irving Howe

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. -Arthur C. Clarke

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. -Pearl S. Buck

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. -Henry Miller

We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it. -Richard J. Daley

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. -Bill Watterson

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought. -Aristotle

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. -Lord Byron

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. -Satchel Paige

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. -Frank Herbert

Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something. -Wilson Mizner

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. -Laurence J. Peter

If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it. -Leo Rosten

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them. -Alfred North Whitehead

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. -Carl Jung

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. -Brian Tracy

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. -Denis Waitley

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. -Lee Iacocca

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. -Brian Tracy

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from. -Peter McWilliams

If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will. -Paul Harvey

The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some 'expert'… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. -Peter McWilliams

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope. -Arnold H. Glasow

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

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. -Marie Curie

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. -Marie Osmond

No matter what we want of life we have to give up something in order to get it. -Raymond Holliwell

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way. -Antoine Rivarol

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

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. -Aretha Franklin

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

From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. -Bette Davis

I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something. -Bette Midler

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

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

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. -Lucille Ball

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. -Margaret Thatcher

I don't know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over. -Maria Callas

Somehow or other I always got myself rigged up in something sensational. -Norma Shearer

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

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

Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out. -Natalie Goldberg

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. -Tony Dorsett

A girl came up to me in a bar and said she wanted to be my apple pie. I wish I'd said something cool, but I was stunned. -Jason Biggs

My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere. -Nicolas Cage

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

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something. -George Burns

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything. -Harold Coffin

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something. -Groucho Marx

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.' -Stephen King

Write something, even if it's just a suicide note. -Gore Vidal

When they asked Jack Benny to do something for the Actor's Orphanage – he shot both his parents and moved in. -Bob Hope

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

There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something. -Madonna Ciccone

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing! -Pat Riley

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

Because of my crazy work schedule, I have become something of a master at changing my clothes while driving. The men driving next to me love it. -Vanessa Marcil

If I deny myself something, I just get resentful, so what's the point? -Vanessa Marcil

You know what? I'm really attracted to British women, there's something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything! -Josh Hartnett

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

What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching. -Nicole Kidman

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

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. -Drew Barrymore

If you're going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something. -Drew Barrymore

I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all. -Bob Dole

Everyone lives by selling something. -Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. -Dag Hammarskjold

We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of. -Gerhard Schroder

It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets. -Lawrence Summers

Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you. -Michael Korda

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. -Nolan Bushnell

What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. -Ray Bradbury

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. -Frank Capra

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world. -Leonard Bernstein

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. -Thomas Huxley

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. -Hermann Hesse

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else. -James M. Barrie

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. -Brendan Behan

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau

When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as 'Catch-22' I'm tempted to reply, 'Who has?' -Joseph Heller

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. -Lily Tomlin

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment. -Walt Disney

Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow. -Ernest Gaines

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it. -Hank Aaron

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater. -George Washington Carver

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius

At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say. -Bob Dole

If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole. -Bob Dole

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. -Aristophanes

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane… There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. -Susan Sontag

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. -Pablo Picasso

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Calvin Coolidge

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. -George Bernard Shaw

You cannot open a book without learning something. -Confucius

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. -John Dewey

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

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. -Bob Hope

Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down. -Danielle Steel

Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done. -Earl Wilson

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. -Albert Schweitzer

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. -Henry Van Dyke

Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it. -Louis Kronenberger

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another. -Frank Zappa

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. -Billy Joel

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. -Bruce Springsteen

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. -William Inge

Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate. -Dorothea Lange

I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. -Diane Arbus

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. -Sam Abell

In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it. -Emile Zola

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared. -Mahatma Gandhi

Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. -Agatha Christie

Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. -Jim Rohn

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. -Rumi

I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn't and it really doesn't have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips. -Sophia Loren

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. -John Cage

If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from waiting, and we feel – nothing at all. The best things arrive on time. -Dorothy Gilman

When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all – just feelings. -Sydney J. Harris

Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. -Charles Kettering

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. -Aristotle

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. -Otto von Bismarck

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? -Richard J. Daley

The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened. -Richard J. Daley

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. -Ulysses S. Grant

We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something. -Newt Gingrich

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. -Lou Holtz

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. -Mahatma Gandhi

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. -Og Mandino

Mourning is not forgetting… It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust. -Margery Allingham

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. -Brendan Behan

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. -George Eliot

My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either. -Madonna Ciccone

Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way – how many pleasing things are done for you. -Claude M. Bristol

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

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill

So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something. -Samuel Johnson

Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself. -Sydney Madwed

To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass. -Amiri Baraka

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. -Peggy Noonan

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. -Robert A. Heinlein

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. -Peggy Noonan

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed. -Ronald Reagan

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

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. -Dean Rusk

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something. -Woodrow Wilson

It is easier to get into something than to get out of it. -Donald Rumsfeld

Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate are not there by accident. Each managed to get there for some reason. Learn what it was and you will know something important about them, about our country and about the American people. -Donald Rumsfeld

Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame. -Umberto Eco

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend. -Andreas Capellanus

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me. -Elayne Boosler

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have. -Elizabeth Bowen

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. -Noam Chomsky

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. -Confucius

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it. -Erma Bombeck

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. -Erma Bombeck

There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it. -Erma Bombeck

Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action. -Aaron Burr

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. -John Quincy Adams

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. -Jane Austen

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. -George Carlin

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it. -Denis Diderot

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. -Benjamin Disraeli

A good listener is usually thinking about something else. -Kin Hubbard

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. -Doug Larson

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something. -Gamal Abdel Nasser

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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

My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head. -Rita Rudner

Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery. -Richard Powers

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand. -Lady Randolph Churchill

Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are. -Charles de Lint

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

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late. -Mark Twain

If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong. -Mo Udall

No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. -Booker T. Washington

Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become, relatively, the cleanest thing? -Katharine Whitehorn

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

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. -Thomas Sowell

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. -Upton Sinclair

When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him… For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth. -Paracelsus

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. -Lee Iacocca

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do. -W. H. Auden

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. -Cyril Connolly

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well. -George Santayana

When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise. -Cyril Connolly

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell

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

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out. -Luigi Pirandello

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. -Erich Fromm

We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. -Blaise Pascal

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. -Bertrand Russell

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men. -E. B. White

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it. -Samuel Johnson

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another. -Richard M. Nixon

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting. -James M. Barrie

The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it. -Wendell Berry

Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny. -George Santayana

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? -Horace

Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl? -Tommy Lasorda

Sportsmanship and easygoing methods are all right, but it is the prospect of a hot fight that brings out the crowds. -John McGraw

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes. -Don Drysdale

Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them. -Bob Feller

When you take a pitch and line it somewhere, it's like you've thought of something and put it there with beautiful clarity. -Reggie Jackson

You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen. -Joe DiMaggio

If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter. -Bob Uecker

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew. -A. Bartlett Giamatti

Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating. -Ron Fairly

I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more. -Harry Caray

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they'd want now. -Steve Jobs

I have a number of alternatives, and each one gives me something different. -Glenn Hoddle

I'd like to think I could do something great – a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' – at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great. -Heather Graham

Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. -Sarah Brightman

It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something. -Lucy Liu

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. -Oscar Wilde

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -Charles Kingsley

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need. -Will Rogers

It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -Walker Evans

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -Walker Evans

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

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. -Ansel Adams

When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that. -Diane Arbus

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. -Bertrand Russell

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous. -Gloria Steinem

I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being – a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit. -Yehudi Menuhin

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

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns

There is no method but to be very intelligent. -T. S. Eliot

In believing too much in rationality, our contemporaries have lost something. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it. -Jean Cocteau

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. -Jean Cocteau

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms. -Alfred Hitchcock

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. -Roger Staubach

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

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy. -Charles Manson

In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful. -Helena Christensen

In order to do something you must be something. -James Stockdale

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. -Jodie Foster

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. -Joseph Addison

What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what Amazon.com is becoming. -Jeff Bezos

Our task, your task… is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gun?' Well, we don't want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction. -Donald Rumsfeld

I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government. -Sarah Jessica Parker

I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene in Kosovo. I am in favor of an intervention. On some level, you have to say that at least somebody is doing something. -Mike Farrell

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -George Bernard Shaw

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. -George S. Patton

In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody's got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about. -Cameron Crowe

I always knew I'd accomplish something very special – like robbing a bank perhaps. -Mickey Rourke

The one effective method of defending one's own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's air power with the greatest possible speed. -Giulio Douhet

Did you see the statue topple? Bill Clinton got nostalgic seeing something that big in a beret go down. -Craig Kilborn

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore. -Georgia O'Keeffe

The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can't be done. -Mary Frances Berry

Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you. -Margaret Bourke-White

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing. -Lorraine Hansberry

The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. -Gail Godwin

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese. -Billie Burke

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. -Muhammad Ali

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps. -Dave Barry

All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead. -David Bailey

This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. -Bill Maher

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. -Mao Zedong

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us. -Brigham Young

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do. -Denis Waitley

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

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. -Denis Waitley

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it. -Alfred North Whitehead

A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back. -Virginia Woolf

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. -Virginia Woolf

Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new. -Thomas J. Watson

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. -Simone Weil

If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else. -Simone Weil

In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. -H. G. Wells

The idle always have a mind to do something. -Luc de Clapiers

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something. -Jean Paul

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. -Jim Rohn

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. -John Ruskin

Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it's more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids. -David Broder

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning. -Barbara De Angelis

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. -Barbara De Angelis

Give yourself something to work toward – constantly. -Mary Kay Ash

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. -Nancy Astor

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important. -Franklin Pierce Adams

The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them. -Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. -Joseph Addison

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. -Douglas Adams

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. -Marcus Aurelius

The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. -Lee Iacocca

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. -Lee Iacocca

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

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it. -Samuel Beckett

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world. -Tony Benn

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily. -Andre Breton

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. -Simone de Beauvoir

If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction. -Arthur Bloch

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing. -Warren Buffett

The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it. -Jean Baudrillard

I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. -Anne Baxter

Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like. -Walter Benjamin

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly. -Emily Bronte

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it. -Leo Buscaglia

Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. -Lord Byron

To create something you must be something. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do? -Maxim Gorky

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

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

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. -Mahatma Gandhi

A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous. -Graham Greene

Reality in our century is not something to be faced. -Graham Greene

To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character. -Emma Goldman

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. -Samuel Goldwyn

In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. -Charles Lamb

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All things must change to something new, to something strange. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not. -James Russell Lowell

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

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never. -Benjamin Franklin

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer. -E. M. Forster

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something. -E. M. Forster

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

The method of nature: who could ever analyze it? -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid. -Franz Kafka

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. -Charles Kettering

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. -Charles Kettering

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face. -Arthur Koestler

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. -Karl Kraus

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. -Soren Kierkegaard

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something. -Soren Kierkegaard

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. -Thomas Hardy

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. -Vaclav Havel

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side. -Vaclav Havel

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else – very rarely to those who say to themselves, 'Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!'. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. – they'll find something. -Douglas Horton

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time. -E. W. Howe

For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby? -Haniel Long

Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words. -Northrop Frye

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

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. -Donald Trump

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive. -Donald Trump

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. -Margaret Thatcher

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. -Wayne Dyer

To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. -Henri Bergson

Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite. -Marlon Brando

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it. -Ray Bradbury

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing – deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different. -John Galsworthy

Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place – service – social service – the ants creed, the bees creed. -John Galsworthy

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them. -Paul Gauguin

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. -Alan Lakein

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing. -Mario Vargas Llosa

I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. -Tom Landry

I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed. -Christopher Hampton

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals. -Robert M. Hutchins

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens. -Leon Trotsky

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. -Leon Trotsky

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I grow old learning something new every day. -Solon

Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress. -Wallace Stevens

Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy. -August Strindberg

Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath. -Jonathan Swift

Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace. -George Santayana

The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape. -George Santayana

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political – legislative and administrative – decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself. -Joseph A. Schumpeter

People should always have something which they prefer to life. -Johann G. Seume

When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood. -Gloria Steinem

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. -George Steiner

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them. -Albert Schweitzer

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history. -Albert Schweitzer

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. -Robert H. Schuller

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. -Robert H. Schuller

I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still. -Ashton Kutcher

To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it. -Mark Caine

At all times it is better to have a method. -Mark Caine

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about. -Elias Canetti

The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand. -Elias Canetti

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. -Thomas Carlyle

Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong. -Thomas Carlyle

I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. -Calvin Coolidge

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. -Quentin Crisp

The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity. -Nicolas Chamfort

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

There's always something fishy about the French. -Noel Coward

No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book. -Cyril Connolly

To spend life for something which outlasts it. -William James

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test. -William James

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible. -William James

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind! -William James

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. -Carl Jung

There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man. -Herman Melville

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension. -Norman Mailer

Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold. -Archibald MacLeish

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect. -Thomas Mann

You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else. -Orison Swett Marden

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. -Orison Swett Marden

Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself. -Henry Miller

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. -Henry Miller

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning. -Indira Gandhi

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. -Sam Levenson

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. -Agatha Christie

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved. -Johnny Carson

The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it. -Shirley MacLaine

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. -John Madden

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits. -Greil Marcus

Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. -Peter Marshall

Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. -Rollo May

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. -Marian Wright Edelman

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land. -Philip James Bailey

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying. -Greg LeMond

There is a point at which methods devour themselves. -Frantz Fanon

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. -Walt Disney

I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man. -Sylvester Stallone

People may or may not say what they mean… but they always say something designed to get what they want. -David Mamet

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. -Earl Nightingale

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. -Earl Nightingale

I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy. -Jack Nicklaus

The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart – not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.' -Friedrich Nietzsche

If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to – and you will – leave, and be something else. -Peggy Noonan

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say – or their beliefs – or sex. -John Osborne

All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer. -Tom Peters

What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better. -Wendell Phillips

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time. -Luigi Pirandello

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good. -Plato

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes. -Cole Porter

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. -Walker Percy

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history. -Octavio Paz

There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion. -Emmeline Pankhurst

If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one. -Ross Perot

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. -Edgar Allan Poe

And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. -Alexander Pope

But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY. -Ezra Pound

Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go. -Robert M. Pirsig

There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. -Euripides

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. -Saint Bernard

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. -Joseph Campbell

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods. -Robert Henri

Like what you do. If you don't like it, do something else. -Paul Harvey

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

There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls. -Lee Trevino

I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say. -Teresa Heinz

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. -Bertrand Russell

Nothing, like something, happens anywhere. -Philip Larkin

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. -H. L. Mencken

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. -J. D. Salinger

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. -E. M. Forster

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. -Daniel Webster

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. -William Butler Yeats

We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way. -Ani DiFranco

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. -Billy Graham

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. -Steve Jobs

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. -George Bernard Shaw

The streets were dark with something more than night. -Raymond Chandler

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. -Victor Borge

People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else. -Bette Davis

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. -Duke Ellington

Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb. -Nadine Gordimer

You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need. -E. F. Schumacher

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

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door – or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. -Rabindranath Tagore

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. -William Styron

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. -Henry David Thoreau

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. -Agatha Christie

People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do. -E. W. Howe

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. -Douglas Adams

Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flamethrower. -Bruce Feirstein

To oppose something is to maintain it. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Life is generally something that happens elsewhere. -Alan Bennett

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. -Ben Affleck

I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything. -Jerry Seinfeld

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government. -Woody Allen

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. -Willa Cather

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. -Aristotle

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be? -Vincent Van Gogh

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. -Hermann Hesse

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. -Harry Crews

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. -Dianne Feinstein

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. -Sophia Loren

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. -E. W. Howe

The difference between the men and the boys in politics is, and always has been, that the boys want to be something, while the men want to do something. -Eric Sevareid

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong. -John Lennon

All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, 'looking for something'. -Elizabeth Bishop

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves. -John Osborne

Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realise you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully. -Fay Weldon

No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands. -Lefty Gomez

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something. -Nolan Ryan

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say. -Kurt Vonnegut

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. -Swami Sivananda

Once I leave this earth, I know I've done something that will continue to help others. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good. -Bob Greene

America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us. -Woodrow Wilson

I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing. -Steve McQueen

I wouldn't ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important – like a league game or something. -Dick Butkus

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. -William Butler Yeats

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. -Luc de Clapiers

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. -Tony Robbins

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor. -Christian Nestell Bovee

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. -Josh Billings

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth. -John Kenneth Galbraith

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. -Victor Hugo

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers. -Lucretius

There is a method in man's wickedness; it grows up by degrees. -Francis Beaumont

Let us choose to believe something good can happen. -J. Martin Kohe

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution. -David Joseph Schwartz

Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you. -Constantin Stanislavski

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit. -George Santayana

I'm religious. I think this is something God had planned for me. -Clay Aiken

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like. -Jerry Garcia

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous. -Edward Teller

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. -Derek Walcott

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something. -Frank Zappa

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to. -Tammy Wynette

A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years. -Juvenal

If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative. -Charles Edward Merriam

You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy. -Irving Kristol

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. -Ambrose Bierce

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

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live. -Marilyn Monroe

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. -Julia Child

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself – like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. -Jean Kerr

Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal. -Ray Charles

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude. -Kurt Cobain

When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band. -Brooke Burke

There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. -Angelina Jolie

If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don't think there's anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States. -Will Smith

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something. -John Lennon

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. -Michael Jordan

When people wear shoes that don't fit them, it says something about their soul. Generally, I think it means they are good people. -Billy Bob Thornton

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done. -Bo Bennett

If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers. -Bo Bennett

Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do. -Bo Bennett

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Whether we knew many who died on September 11 or personally knew none, we all lost something on that day. Innocence. Security. A trust that our homeland would always be safe. -Bob Taft

All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity. -Byron Dorgan

The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else. -Aaron Allston

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing. -Clint Eastwood

God looked down on this country because this country was founded on the rock and that rock was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And when the storms came and the rains came, the rock, it did not move. But over the last 15 or 20 years, something began to erode. -Bob Riley

All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families. -Jeff Sessions

Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations. -Bryant H. McGill

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

The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart. -Bryant H. McGill

Public schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society – the place where all children could have access to educational opportunities to make something of themselves in adulthood. -Janet Napolitano

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government. -Mark Sanford

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It's something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure. -David Vitter

It is easy to criticize, particularly in a political season. But to lead is something altogether different. The leader must live in the real world of the price that might be paid for the goal that has been set. -Norm Coleman

Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror. -Richard Burr

We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence system-something that was, unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11. This is going to be a continuing process of change. -John Sununu

I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it. -Pete Domenici

When the President makes something a priority, we see action. -Herb Kohl

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down. -Julia Cameron

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow. -Julia Cameron

I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. -Jessica Simpson

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches. -Ben Affleck

I don't think men like a bad girl. Well, I haven't had a date in a year so I'm obviously doing something wrong. It's not that my standards are too high, I haven't even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please! -Yasmine Bleeth

I love acting and I still want to do it, but I've such an instinct for directing, it's something that comes naturally to me. It's why I'm here on this planet. -Julie Delpy

It's always nice when you do something and it's well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously. -Laura Linney

I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips. -Michelle Branch

I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that. -Michelle Branch

When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be. -Natalie Portman

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. -Paul Rand

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution. -Al Capp

Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else? -Alex Noble

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant. -Alfred Eisenstaedt

Something that required the best of you has ended. You will miss it. -Anne Wilson Schaef

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. -Anne Wilson Schaef

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing. -Lewis Mumford

Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed. -P. G. Wodehouse

The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea. -Thomas Mann

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. -Frederick W. Smith

I wouldn't call him a slave. I don't whip him when he does something wrong. Just when he does something good. -Shannon Elizabeth

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. -Paul Dirac

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. -Pancho Villa

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. -Marv Levy

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. -Kurt Lewin

Commit yourself to quality from day one… it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly. -Mark McCormack

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. -George A. Sheehan

When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing. -Lois McMaster Bujold

In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness? -Jamie Foxx

When people say 'let's do something about it', they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.' And that somebody is invariably you. -Frank Chodorov

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly. -Gordon Moore

I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas. -Martha Stewart

If I'm going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don't do it at all. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. -Warren Buffett

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business. -Warren Buffett

Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette. -Bill Blass

If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good? -Boethius

We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big. -Adam Sandler

I know when I go outside, there'll be a van or two and they'll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I'm just going across town and I know they're just wasting their day, so it doesn't bother me anymore. -Brad Pitt

If there's something I want, I go for it. I just think about how I'm going to go for it. -David Schwimmer

You don't have to be alone with your thoughts anymore. You don't have to process anything. You can call up someone to do something to instantly make you sort of feel better. -Dennis Quaid

I am trying to think of the last time that I just said, 'What the hell!' and did something crazy. -Jennifer Aniston

I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before. -Julia Roberts

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. -Matt Damon

I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life. -Sean Astin

I always look for a challenge and something that's different. -Tom Cruise

I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way. -Tom Cruise

It's well known I'm a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it's something that has given me great stability and tools that I use. -Tom Cruise

When I first started out all the attention could be a bit unnerving, especially when people stared. Now I find the best thing is to just relax. Being recognized is just something you have to get used to. -Tom Cruise

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important. -Tom Hanks

There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them. -Tom Hanks

Whenever you're scared of something, don't let that define you. We all feel it, but step up. -Vince Vaughn

The cure for sorrow is to learn something. -Barbara Sher

I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins, and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name with somebody who either is famous or becomes famous. -David Walliams

It's always been really important for me to try to maintain a balanced life, professional and personal, and this was absolutely something that my husband and I had hoped for. -Debra Messing

To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life. These people are in dire situations, where something extreme has happened in their lives. -Debra Messing

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. -Debra Messing

I could always flip between emotions and be available to suddenly do something new. I think it's a part of playing, and you hang onto it when you're a kid. -Dominic Monaghan

I was never a big guy in pubs. I was never the main kind of aggressor or anything like that, but I found myself in trouble because I always had a mouth that would come back with something, and there was just never anyone who could make me be quiet. -Dominic Monaghan

I never consciously said, 'I want to be an actor.' It sounds stupid, but it's kind of like being a painter or something. You don't say, 'From today on I'm going to be a painter.' It's not something conscious – you've just been painting pictures all your life. -Franka Potente

Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn't mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that's normal. -Gael Garcia Bernal

I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about. -Matt Lucas

It's important to hold something back, though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty dull and I don't want to bore people with it. -Matt Lucas

People will love something very much or hate something very much. But the great thing about a sketch show is that if something comes along that you don't like, something else will come along in a minute that hopefully you might like that. -Matt Lucas

I don't know, I like to go on really different types of dates. Going someplace new or some new part of the city, something that's not your average thing. Something where you just go have an adventure together. -Rachel McAdams

I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity. -Rachel McAdams

This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness – which there isn't in other horror characters. -Richard Roxburgh

Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of 'The Lord of the Rings'. From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually. -Sean Bean

I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. -Sean Bean

I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day. -Sean Bean

I think that you always have something left, that you take something of the character with you. -Sean Bean

Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news. -Sean Bean

I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted. I can enjoy that today. Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven, without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something. -Thomas Kretschmann

I view the whole thing as a collaboration. As an actor, I always found that to be the most freeing thing, when the director would collaborate with you, so that together you'd come up with something exponentially better. -Tony Goldwyn

My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood. I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary Grant's knee or something like that. -Tony Goldwyn

If you have what you want to say inside, and if you are crying for something that is true inside, it doesn't matter. The camera always sees it. -Elena Anaya

I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I'd rather have a movie that you're angry about and that you're talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash. -Gabriel Mann

I'm going to continue doing what I want to do. And if it means I want to go and make a big movie, if it has something to say, I will want to make it. I don't want to spend my life wasting my time. If it's a big movie, I want to do it. If it's a small movie, I want to do it. -Jake Gyllenhaal

I'm like, 'What world am I living in?' Aren't movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don't have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money? -Jake Gyllenhaal

If you're going to spend seven months of your life – for me seven months, for Roland Emmerich, 3, 4, 5 years of his life – doing something, I think you have to have something to say. -Jake Gyllenhaal

The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive. -Jake Gyllenhaal

I think you always learn something in every character you play onstage, either personally or creatively. -Jared Harris

If something's important to you, you make time for it. -Mia Maestro

I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet. -Paul Rudd

If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it – and wrote about it so eloquently. -Richard McCabe

It would've been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant. -Samuel West

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

I'm just looking as always for something that's stimulating and I hope to find a good story that's a challenge, whether it's big or small. Or that it finds me. I don't have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don't. -Viggo Mortensen

I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn't picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn't a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you. -Uma Thurman

If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it. -Ann Bancroft

One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time. -Idries Shah

Any experience can be transformed into something of value. -Vash Young

We can learn something new anytime we believe we can. -Virginia Satir

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

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated. -Brad Henry

Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look. -Conrad Burns

The U.S. Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water. What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the water that results in economic development. -Dave Freudenthal

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to. -Joe Biden

Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something. -Joe Lieberman

There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home. -Kenny Guinn

When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life. -Mitt Romney

There is a real opportunity right now as parents and grandparents to come up with a plan that leaves our kids with something better than we have; that is, an opportunity to own, build, and grow a nest egg of their own. -Norm Coleman

If the Southeast represents the new battlefield in the war on meth, then Tennessee clearly is at ground zero. -Phil Bredesen

Our state's strategy on methamphetamine, and any other issue, is going to be a moving target. -Phil Bredesen

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. -Wendy Wasserstein

I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there. -Kim Cattrall

If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that. -Kim Cattrall

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin. -Thomas Campbell

I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel pressed and tense almost every day of my life about something or other. And I think it's the one thing, as I look into people's eyes, that I think I share with almost everybody. -William Friedkin

Style is something that's extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It cannot be superimposed. -William Friedkin

When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights. -William Wells Brown

My weaknesses… I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing. -Al Pacino

If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you. -Alex Trebek

I want the reader to feel something is astonishing – not the 'what happens' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me. -Alice Munro

That's something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings. -Alice Munro

When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away. -Andy Roddick

Studying is something I really love doing, and I just hope to have enough money for tuition. -Alexandra Kosteniuk

I don't care how stylish something is if it doesn't flatter me. -Ali Larter

I believe I've always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn't do something because I was a girl. -Anne Hathaway

I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. -Astrid Lindgren

I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else. -Cormac McCarthy

I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn't know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event. -Dick Fosbury

I do give a great deal of forethought and zone in on character and all sorts of things like that. Never before have I just stuffed something away in the back cupboard of my brain because it was just such a crazy concept. -Greg Kinnear

I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary. -Harry Houdini

The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes. -Jack Hanna

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of. -Jake Lloyd

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. -Jane Goodall

Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world. -Jeff Goldblum

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

I needed to become something besides the star everybody had built me up to be. -LeAnn Rimes

I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me. Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued for something I was born with. -Josie Maran

But this is Miami, you can't come to Miami and not show any skin. You gotta show something. If you're all covered up in this heat, you're gonna make me pass out out just to look at you. It's sweaty in Miami-but the diamonds will keep me cool. -Lil' Kim

I didn't think any amount of money was worth something that would take away what you believed in or what you stood for. I didn't want to do something my parents and daughter couldn't be proud of. -Tippi Hedren

I don't try to sound like anyone but me anymore. If something is out of my element, I try to avoid it. -Norah Jones

Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands? -Arna Bontemps

We all agree now – by 'we' I mean intelligent people under sixty – that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves. -Clive Bell

In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame. -James Beattie

We did six records, then six movies. Now we need to do six of something else, so we get 666 – and then our master Satan can return! -Cheech Marin

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it. -Joan Lunden

Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money, and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle, and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble. -Paul Bremer

Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice. -Peter Benenson

People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records. -Trace Adkins

I don't know how many times I can sit there and talk about my character or my life. It's interesting to talk about experiences in the context of something you're doing for somebody else, and particularly if you can persuade others to join you in your support. -Wendie Malick

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

I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn't about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that. -Wendie Malick

When we find something new at Giza, we announce it to the world. The Sphinx and the Pyramids are world treasures. We are the guardian's of these treasures, but they belong to the world. -Zahi Hawass

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. -Yoshio Taniguchi

I knew there was something special about the theater for me something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself. -Raul Julia

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