Best Quotes About Now

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

A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car. -Kenneth Tynan

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. -Robert Benchley

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. -Diane Arbus

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. -Plato

There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em. -Yogi Berra

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job. -Ted Turner

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

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one. -Sydney J. Harris

The Packers have lots of owners nobody knows instead of one owner who doesn't know squat. -Jim McMahon

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. -Ambrose Bierce

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. -Lao Tzu

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody. -Adlai Stevenson I

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. -John F. Kennedy

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive. -Moliere

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

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

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance. -Will Rogers

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. -Benjamin Spock

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. -Bertrand Russell

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

One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time. -Nancy Astor

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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. -Tim Berners-Lee

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. -Scott Adams

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones. -Charlotte Bronte

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. -Katharine Hepburn

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. -May Sarton

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. -Gerald R. Ford

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. -Andre Maurois

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

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

The years teach much which the days never know. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have. -Joyce Brothers

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. -James Baldwin

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -Elbert Hubbard

Knowledge is power. -Francis Bacon

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day. -Franklin P. Jones

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. -John F. Kennedy

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. -Blaise Pascal

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. -Khalil Gibran

No man is ever old enough to know better. -Holbrook Jackson

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

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. -Khalil Gibran

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance. -Baltasar Gracian

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. -Charles Schwab

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. -Anatole France

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. -Confucius

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. -Samuel Johnson

I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets. -John Glenn

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. -Khalil Gibran

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. -John F. Kennedy

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. -Socrates

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. -William Makepeace Thackeray

All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God. -Voltaire

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. -Ambrose Bierce

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. -Elbert Hubbard

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. -Anna Freud

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. -Anatole France

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt? -Khalil Gibran

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. -Thornton Wilder

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. -Mary Kay Ash

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results. -James Allen

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! -Patrick Henry

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. -Simone Weil

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known – that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness. -Norman O. Brown

We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. -Georges Duhamel

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

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. -Khalil Gibran

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. -Khalil Gibran

To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know. -Alexis Carrel

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. -Booker T. Washington

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. -Willa Cather

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. -Octavio Paz

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. -William Blake

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. -Aldous Huxley

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. -H. L. Mencken

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. -John F. Kennedy

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate. -Richard M. Nixon

I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other isn't. -Ulysses S. Grant

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. -Adlai Stevenson I

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators. -William Hazlitt

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

San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo. -George Halas

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work. -Laurence J. Peter

What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents – then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice. -Tim Berners-Lee

Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions. -Dave Barry

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is. -Erma Bombeck

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

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes. -Al McGuire

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. -William Inge

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. -Dave Barry

Skiers view snowboarders as a menace; snowboarders view skiers as Elmer Fudd. -Dave Barry

He who does not know how to create should not know. -Antonio Porchia

I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star. -Carl Sagan

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

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. -Henry Miller

In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world. -Douglas Engelbart

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games. -Harry Caray

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next. -E. W. Howe

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

When is it too late to say it's still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future. -Bob Verdi

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. -Rod Serling

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? -Steven Wright

I have an answering machine in my car. It says, I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out. -Steven Wright

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now. -Bob Newhart

I don't watch it, but I know enough to comment on it. -Dan Quayle

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. -William Blake

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. -Napoleon Bonaparte

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win. -Gary McCord

I was known as the chief grave robber of my state. -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

Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look. -Dan Quayle

Just because your ad looks good is no insurance that it will get looked at. How many people do you know who are impeccably groomed… but dull? -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

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

Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious. -Leo Burnett

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

A great ad campaign will make a bad product fail faster. It will get more people to know it's bad. -William Bernbach

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term. -Michael Schudson

You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it means to be Brand X. -Dick Gregory

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. -Henry Ward Beecher

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. -Leo Buscaglia

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision. -Helen Keller

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. -Jimi Hendrix

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. -Clarence Darrow

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. -Walt Disney

I am not young enough to know everything. -Oscar Wilde

My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate. -Theodore Kaczynski

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. -Garrison Keillor

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good. -Lucy Larcom

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

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. -Erica Jong

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. -Doug Larson

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? -Satchel Paige

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later. -Mignon McLaughlin

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. -Laurence J. Peter

We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated. -Walter Lippmann

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. -Edgar Degas

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid. -Jules Feiffer

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

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

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. -Shirley MacLaine

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? -Fanny Brice

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. -Charles Lamb

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

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. -William Shakespeare

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. -Quentin Crisp

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. -Brooks Atkinson

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

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

We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. -Olin Miller

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. -Franklin P. Jones

Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. -David Ben-Gurion

Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. -Ralph W. Sockman

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. -Maurice Maeterlinck

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. -Samuel Butler

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. -Susan Ertz

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. -Doris Day

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. -Ezra Pound

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

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. -Pete Seeger

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

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. -Robert Orben

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. -Dennis Gabor

Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. -Charles Lindbergh

All that I know I learned after I was thirty. -Georges Clemenceau

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -Bill Cosby

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. -Khalil Gibran

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. -H. L. Mencken

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. -Rebecca West

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. -Toni Morrison

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. -Doug Larson

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. -Henry Ford

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? -Will Rogers

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down. -Robert Orben

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. -John Barrymore

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. -Don Herold

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. -Taisen Deshimaru

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you're happy? -Leslie Caron

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them. -Charles Caleb Colton

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. -Tad Williams

There's one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook. -Groucho Marx

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 universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. -Bertrand Russell

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. -George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. -Josh Billings

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. -Alfred North Whitehead

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. -Bob Seger

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. -David Starr Jordan

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. -Pietro Aretino

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb… and I also know that I'm not blonde. -Dolly Parton

Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. -Thomas Szasz

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. -Mae West

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known. -Charles Evans Hughes

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists… I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now. -Eddie Cantor

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. -Victor Hugo

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. -John Wooden

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. -Jacob Bronowski

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. -George Bernard Shaw

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. -Umberto Eco

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. -Garrison Keillor

Forever is composed of nows. -Emily Dickinson

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie

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

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. -William Shakespeare

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too. -H. L. Mencken

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. -H. L. Mencken

Never get married in the morning – you never know who you might meet that night. -Paul Hornung

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. -James H. Boren

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. -Thomas Szasz

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome. -Jean Giraudoux

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. -Clare Boothe Luce

I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink. -George Jean Nathan

Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do. -Ellen Glasgow

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. -Oscar Wilde

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. -Jacob Riis

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. -Henry David Thoreau

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. -James Thurber

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -Ambrose Bierce

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Therefore' is a word the poet must not know. -Andre Gide

How can we know the dancer from the dance? -William Butler Yeats

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. -Joseph Joubert

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. -T. S. Eliot

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving. -Robertson Davies

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. -Socrates

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. -Denis Leary

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! -George Bernard Shaw

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. -Henry Ward Beecher

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -Wernher von Braun

Science does not know its debt to imagination. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. -Isaac Asimov

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. -H. L. Mencken

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. -Michel de Montaigne

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it. -Andre Maurois

Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven't found your soul. -Geoffrey Fisher

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain. -Barbara Kingsolver

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. -Sylvia Plath

I don't know if I can live on my income or not – the government won't let me try it. -Bob Thaves

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals', the ones who somehow know how to teach. -Peter Drucker

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. -Quentin Crisp

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. -Saint Augustine

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. -Charles Kuralt

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

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. -Cesare Pavese

Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice. -Lillian Hellman

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. -Emma Goldman

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. -P. J. O'Rourke

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. -Helen Rowland

We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we still have to make a study of 'and.' -Arthur Eddington

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. -Maya Angelou

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war. -Georges Clemenceau

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin

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

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. -Saint Basil

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. -William James

I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. -Glenda Jackson

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace. -Marianne Williamson

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. -James Thurber

I hate women because they always know where things are. -James Thurber

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

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. -Mark Twain

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. -Pliny the Elder

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every writer I know has trouble writing. -Joseph Heller

I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons. -Adrienne Rich

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. -Bertrand Russell

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

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell

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

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. -Henry Ward Beecher

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know. -James Brown

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

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

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

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. -Confucius

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused. -Elvis Costello

I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details. -Albert Einstein

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -T. S. Eliot

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive. -Samuel Goldwyn

I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere. -Beck

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? -Ernest Hemingway

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. -Anthony Hopkins

No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. -Marquis de Lafayette

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. -C. S. Lewis

The one thing we know about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. -Jeff Rich

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease. -Bill Maher

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. -Jim Morrison

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

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it. -Wilhelm Reich

People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. -Anne Rice

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him. -Bayard Rustin

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare

It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right. -George Bernard Shaw

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. -Sophocles

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -Herbert Spencer

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -Joseph Stalin

It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing. -Tom Stoppard

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. -Hunter S. Thompson

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all. -Harry S Truman

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break. -Harry S Truman

You’d better not know so much, than to know so many things that ain’t so. -Josh Billings

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. -Andy Warhol

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. -Bill Watterson

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. -Joseph Addison

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

Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -Unknown

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. -Elvis Presley

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. -Confucius

If I had it all to do over again, I would do most all things differently. However, how would I know that if, I had not had the opportunity to do them the first time. -Janice Markowitz

If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer. -Yogi Berra

If you have to think about whether you love someone or not then the answer is no. When you love someone you just know. -Janice Markowitz

In baseball, you don't know nothing. -Yogi Berra

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known. -Confucius

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich. -Frank Herbert

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. -Lao Tzu

Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety. -Jorge Luis Borges

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. -Alan Watts

People never know how strong is their lust for being cheated. -Joe Chung

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. -Khalil Gibran

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 are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. -W. Somerset Maugham

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be. -Frank Herbert

To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror. -Frank Herbert

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child. -James Agee

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap. -Spiro T. Agnew

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality. -Edward Albee

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free. -Muhammad Ali

When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace. -Muhammad Ali

Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about. -Bill Blass

I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know. -Derek Bok

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect. -Sissela Bok

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. -Hal Borland

Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality. -Nadia Boulanger

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

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

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit. Besides, I can't die now – I'm booked. -George Burns

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

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

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

I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born. -Charlie Chaplin

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face. -Jacques Chirac

We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now – it's almost an ultimate in absurdity. -Clark M. Clifford

At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished. -Ivy Compton-Burnett

When you become senile, you won't know it. -Bill Cosby

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure. -Harry Crews

When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself. -Charles de Gaulle

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it's gone. -Marlene Dietrich

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely. -Christian Dior

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then. -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

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep. -Queen Elizabeth II

Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. -Paul Engle

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

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later. -Harvey Fierstein

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them. -Geoffrey Fisher

Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book. -Geoffrey Fisher

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. -Geoffrey Fisher

Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture. -Spencer Tracy

If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again. -Harry S Truman

Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems. -Desmond Tutu

Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself. -John Updike

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

If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know. -Mario Vargas Llosa

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

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it. -John W. Vessey, Jr.

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel. -Gore Vidal

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

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. -George Wallace

We may not know the whole story in our lifetime. -Earl Warren

Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now. -Evelyn Waugh

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

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. -Rebecca West

I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for. -William Westmoreland

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

Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people. -George P. Shultz

Is it sufficient that you have learned to drive the car, or shall we look and see what is under the hood? Most people go through life without ever knowing. -June Singer

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

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits. -Edith Sitwell

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

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. -Indira Gandhi

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals – beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout. -Willard Gaylin

Today's audience knows more about what's on television than what's in life. -Larry Gelbart

Where it all will end, knows God. -Wolcott Gibbs

What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable. -Andre Gide

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce. -Virginia Gildersleeve

Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why. -Eric Gill

The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled. -Arthur Goldberg

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage. -Katharine Graham

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

As of now, I am in control here in the White House. -Alexander Haig

Everything will be all right – you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. -Dag Hammarskjold

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? -Margot Fonteyn

Those who talk don't know what is going on and those who know what is going on won't talk. -Larry Speakes

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. -John Steinbeck

Listen, I will now tell you the truth and there is no other. -Isaac Stern

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table. -Adlai Stevenson I

Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you. -Adlai Stevenson I

The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do. -Igor Stravinsky

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

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

When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it's the street. -Jessica Tandy

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. -Margaret Thatcher

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. -Margaret Thatcher

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. -Lewis Thomas

I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down. -Virgil Thomson

Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen! -James Thurber

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized. -Ben Hecht

If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. -Jascha Heifetz

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. -Ernest Hemingway

Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors. -Donal Henahan

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents. -Katharine Hepburn

When we know as much about people as hog specialists know about hogs, we'll be better off. -Lewis B. Hershey

My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future. -Vladimir Horowitz

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable. -Irving Howe

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. -Aldous Huxley

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on. -Ada Louise Huxtable

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

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. -Pope John Paul II

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

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention. -Pope John XXIII

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty. -Lyndon B. Johnson

It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher. -Pauline Kael

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things. -Edward Kennedy

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier – the frontier of the 1960's – a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils – a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. -John F. Kennedy

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree. -John F. Kennedy

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. -John F. Kennedy

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? -Nikita Khrushchev

I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish – occasionally I do windows. -Ed Koch

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about. -Louis Kronenberger

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

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures. -Stanislaw Lem

I don't know which will go first – rock 'n' roll or Christianity. -John Lennon

You know that bank I used to cry all the way to? I bought it. -Liberace

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. -Charles Lindbergh

Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party. -Walter Lippmann

As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician in the state and remembering where he itches. And I know where to scratch him. -Earl Long

To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life. -Henry R. Luce

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. -Madeleine L'Engle

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. -Douglas MacArthur

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce. -Norman Mailer

The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep. -Jacques Maritain

A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light. -Henri Matisse

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

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act. -Arthur Miller

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep? -Walter F. Mondale

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

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. -Edward R. Murrow

President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people. -Ralph Nader

It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut. -V. S. Naipaul

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere. -Jawaharlal Nehru

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. -Pope Paul VI

People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got. -Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. -Richard M. Nixon

I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. -Louis Nizer

I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor – to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself. -Laurence Olivier

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue – that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished. -Georgia O'Keeffe

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

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world. -Erich Fromm

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

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been. -Jim Bishop

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness. -Ronald Blythe

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception. -Jimmy Carter

When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere. -Calvin Trillin

It was a perfect night for a train. The occasional whistle told Louis of all the farewells he had ever known. -Charles Tennyson Turner

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. -Thornton Wilder

You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work. -Harold S. Geneen

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material but I know it when I see it. -Potter Stewart

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. -Robert A. Heinlein

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. -Ernest Hemingway

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude. -Jesse Jackson

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. -Helen Keller

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid. -Charles Kettering

Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end. -Henry Kissinger

Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near. -Fritz Kreisler

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved. -Andre Malraux

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. -Golda Meir

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

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

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. -Oscar Wilde

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action. -Friedrich Schiller

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. -Roger Babson

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. -Thomas Paine

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. -Lao Tzu

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. -Plato

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. -Bertrand Russell

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. -Horace

If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it. -Michel de Montaigne

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. -Aesop

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. -Buddha

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. -Lord Byron

But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? -Alexander Pope

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. -Anatole France

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. -Horace

It is a wise father that knows his own child. -William Shakespeare

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -Samuel Butler

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout. -Josh Billings

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. -William Shakespeare

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. -William Cowper

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor. -Grantland Rice

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. -Wendell Phillips

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

He that hath knowledge spareth his words. -Francis Bacon

Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. -Herodotus

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. -Herodotus

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. -Herodotus

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

'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. -Lord Byron

I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. -Anatole France

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

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

I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil. -Voltaire

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! -Rudyard Kipling

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. -Voltaire

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. -Voltaire

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. -Demosthenes

Study what thou art Whereof thou art a part What thou knowest of this art This is really what thou art. All that is without thee also is within. -William Drummond

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know. -Jean Paul

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams. -Jacques Barzun

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. -Horace

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. -Plato

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

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. -Horace

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

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

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession. -Mark Twain

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital. -Al Capp

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss. -Alanis Morissette

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. -Albert Camus

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. -Alfred Adler

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. -Alfred North Whitehead

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London. -Ambrose Bierce

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. -Anais Nin

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going. -Anthony Burgess

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

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. -Anton Chekhov

I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight. -Auguste Rodin

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. -Baltasar Gracian

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. -Benjamin Franklin

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. -Bertrand Russell

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. -C. S. Lewis

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. -Cesare Pavese

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. -David Hockney

Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age. -Douglas Horton

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do. -Earl Warren

I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That's the way I see it. -Eden Phillpotts

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. -Edward Everett Hale

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. -Elizabeth Bowen

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time. -Ernst Fischer

No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction. -Fay Weldon

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. -Francis Bacon

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

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life? -George Edward Woodberry

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. -George Santayana

You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt. -Gerald Brenan

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with. -Golda Meir

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. -Harrison Ford

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -Henry David Thoreau

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

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. -Herman Melville

Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone? -Herman Melville

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

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. -Irving Berlin

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men. -Isaac Asimov

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me. -Jim Rohn

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought. -John Greenleaf Whittier

Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time. -John Locke

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. -Lee Iacocca

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. -Leonardo da Vinci

In those days he was wiser than he is now – he used frequently to take my advice. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. -Louisa May Alcott

Few people know how to be old. -Maggie Kuhn

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own. -Margaret Mead

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. -Max Eastman

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. -Miguel de Unamuno

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home. -Og Mandino

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. -Oswald Chambers

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

We will not know unless we begin. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. -Pope Paul VI

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. -Robert H. Schuller

We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature. -Robert Louis Stevenson

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. -Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

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

If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? -T. S. Eliot

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. -Thomas Berger

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

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. -William James

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. -William Wordsworth

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -Thomas Jefferson

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. -Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. -Soren Kierkegaard

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. -H. G. Wells

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'. -Bing Crosby

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. -Ambrose Bierce

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. -David Ben-Gurion

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. -Robert H. Schuller

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! -Anne Frank

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best. -W. Edwards Deming

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else. -John W. Gardner

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet. -Margaret Mead

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. -Thomas Fuller

Zeal will do more than knowledge. -William Hazlitt

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. -Thomas Wolfe

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. -Woody Allen

You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them. -Orison Swett Marden

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. -Leo Buscaglia

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. -Charles Spurgeon

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. -Elbert Hubbard

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. -Charles Lamb

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. -William Ellery Channing

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. -Samuel Johnson

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

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? -T. S. Eliot

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair. -George Burns

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. -Martin H. Fischer

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. -John Locke

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge. -Ambrose Bierce

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. -Marilyn vos Savant

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent. -Vine Deloria, Jr.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. -Albert Einstein

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either. -Golda Meir

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu

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

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. -Plutarch

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. -George Eliot

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? -Richard Bach

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

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

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 would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. -Hal Borland

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit. -Robert H. Schuller

What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive. -Barbara Kingsolver

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. -Aldous Huxley

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. -Elizabeth Hardwick

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

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

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. -Theodore Roosevelt

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing. -Ann Landers

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses. -Eric Berne

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

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

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. -Pearl S. Buck

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. -Doris Lessing

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. -Thomas Jefferson

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. -Oscar Wilde

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. -Laurence J. Peter

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. -Gore Vidal

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. -Ellen DeGeneres

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move. -David Letterman

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name. -Paula Poundstone

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

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. -Will Durant

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. -Henry Ford

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. -Juvenal

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

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' -Theodore Roosevelt

Who knows? Maybe my life belongs to God. Maybe it belongs to me. But I do know one thing: I'm damned if it belongs to the government. -Art Hoppe

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. -Bertrand Russell

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. -George Bernard Shaw

The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it. -Fred W. Friendly

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -Albert Einstein

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. -George Washington

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. -Socrates

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. -Emily Dickinson

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done. -Margaret Atwood

There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. -Helen Keller

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. -Mahatma Gandhi

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. -Robert A. Heinlein

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. -Carl Sagan

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. -John Locke

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less. -Vaclav Havel

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. -Woodrow Wilson

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. -W. Somerset Maugham

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. -H. L. Mencken

And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. -Helen Rowland

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. -Ernest Hemingway

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. -John Cheever

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. -P. J. O'Rourke

Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. -Ambrose Bierce

The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing. -Herbert Spencer

False face must hide what the false heart doth know. -William Shakespeare

What do you despise? By this are you truly known. -Frank Herbert

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there. -Yogi Berra

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

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. -Douglas Adams

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. -Immanuel Kant

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go. -Jim Lovell

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. -Ambrose Bierce

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. -H. L. Mencken

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. -Isaac Asimov

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

What is now proved was once only imagined. -William Blake

All adventure is now reactionary. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. -Nicholas M. Butler

I don't even know what street Canada is on. -Al Capone

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. -Arthur Conan Doyle

We are wiser than we know. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. -John Kenneth Galbraith

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

The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of – the last he does not concern himself about. -William Hazlitt

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

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. -Herodotus

Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. -Moliere

Knowledge is true opinion. -Plato

What you don't know would make a great book. -Sydney Smith

We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice. -John C. Maxwell

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. -Gary Ryan Blair

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. -Mother Teresa

It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision. -William Pollard

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' -Maria Montessori

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. -Socrates

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. -Peter McWilliams

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. -Robert Anthony

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. -Carl Jung

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care. -Jimmy Buffett

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. -William Shakespeare

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins. -William Pitt

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. -Albert Camus

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. -Tony Robbins

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

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. -Tony Robbins

If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else. -Laurence J. Peter

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. -B. H. Liddell Hart

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. -Karl Popper

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid. -Isabel Paterson

When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists. -Stephen Fry

I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. -Wendell Willkie

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. -Gordie Howe

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. -Fletcher Knebel

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. -George Bernard Shaw

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

I only know two pieces; one is 'Clair de Lune' and the other one isn't. -Victor Borge

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything. -Agnetha Faltskog

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow. -Agnetha Faltskog

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss. -Barbra Streisand

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know. -Bette Davis

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough. -Billie Holiday

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business. -Diana Ross

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there. -Diana Ross

I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate. -Dusty Springfield

I'm the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly. -Dusty Springfield

I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids. -Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness. -Imelda Marcos

If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are. -Imelda Marcos

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. -Jackie Kennedy

I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty… in every form. -Joan Crawford

I was born in front of a camera and really don't know anything else. -Joan Crawford

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party. -Joan Crawford

I try to bring the audience's own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them. -Judy Garland

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you'll have to work with them. -Lana Turner

The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now. -Lana Turner

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now. -Lauren Bacall

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

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

I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do. -Mariah Carey

In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best. -Mariah Carey

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them. -Marlene Dietrich

I don't think most people associate me with leeches or how to get them off. But I know how to get them off. I'm an expert at it. -Nancy Reagan

HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. -Princess Diana

I don't even know how to use a parking meter, let alone a phone box. -Princess Diana

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. -Princess Diana

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved. -Rita Hayworth

I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain. -Sarah Brightman

I think I've probably re-invented myself three or four times now, if that's what one calls it. -Sarah Brightman

If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions. -Susanne Langer

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. -Mike Singletary

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what meaning I must give to my life, but right now my existence is satisfactory. -Lucy Lawless

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. -Nicolaus Copernicus

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -Vince Lombardi

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is. -Philip Sidney

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. -Orison Swett Marden

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now. -Frank Lloyd Wright

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed? -Bryan Ferry

Women! I have no idea. I don't know anything about women at all. They're a complete mystery to me. -Bryan Ferry

I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person. -Britney Spears

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

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

I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jump out and get me. -Britney Spears

I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. -Kevin Bacon

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black. -Charles Barkley

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you… Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin! -Leonardo DiCaprio

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

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know? -Leonardo DiCaprio

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

I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating. -Leonardo DiCaprio

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even. -Nicolas Cage

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious. -Nicolas Cage

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now. -George Clooney

The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot. -Liv Tyler

Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be. -Angelina Jolie

I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark. -Angelina Jolie

I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do. -Anna Kournikova

It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are. -Christina Aguilera

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. -Johnny Carson

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. -Isaac Asimov

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60. -Gore Vidal

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times. -Mark Twain

I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry. -Robert Benchley

I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. -Rebecca West

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 best birth control now is just to leave the lights on. -Joan Rivers

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. -Jimmy Durante

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -George Burns

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know. -Groucho Marx

I haven't had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling. -Lil' Kim

You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know – I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career. -Paul Newman

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

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks. -Emo Philips

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper. -Emo Philips

I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is? -Paul Merton

I'm glad I'm not Brezhnev. Being the Russian leader in the Kremlin. You never know if someone's tape recording what you say. -Richard M. Nixon

You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not. -Adam Sandler

You know what I hate? Indian givers… no, I take that back. -Emo Philips

I love the whole lingerie outfit – you know, thigh-high tights and garters. -Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk – but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk. -Lucy Liu

It is seldom in life that one knows that a coming event is to be of crucial importance. -Anya Seton

I'm dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it. -Garry Shandling

The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. -Richard Cecil

I don't have a boyfriend right now. I'm looking for anyone with a job that I don't have to support. -Anna Nicole Smith

The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman. -Penelope Cruz

I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much. -Penelope Cruz

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single. -Penelope Cruz

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

I have more zits now than I did as a teenager. Stress zits. -Tiffani Thiessen

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

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

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

So basically, I don't know what I'm talking about. But maybe I do. -Jenny McCarthy

I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest. -Anna Kournikova

Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives. -Anna Kournikova

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

I'm more private than people realize. I'm not that easy to get to know. -Shania Twain

Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music. -Shania Twain

Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this. -Shania Twain

So many people bare their midriffs, I don't know why mine is such an issue. -Shania Twain

Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. -Angelina Jolie

It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me. -Mariah Carey

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

I don't know what the big issue is about a kiss with Neve Campbell in Wild Things. It's a role, and I think a bigger issue is made out of it. It was a part I took and it's what the character did, so I did it. -Denise Richards

I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you. -Drew Barrymore

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself. -Drew Barrymore

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to. -Drew Barrymore

I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest. -Elizabeth Hurley

I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think. -Halle Berry

Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image. -Cameron Diaz

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

I'm definitely a messy person… I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control. -Katie Holmes

I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess. -Katie Holmes

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. -John D. Rockefeller

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. -Peter Drucker

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. -Oscar Wilde

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

The less you know, the more you believe. -Bono

You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions. -John Perry Barlow

The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation. -Pat Robertson

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy… and I keep it in a jar on my desk. -Stephen King

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. -Warren Buffett

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. -Jerry Gillies

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

My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don't really know me. -Garry Shandling

Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels. -Dennis Miller

Please don't ask me to do that which I've just said I'm not going to do, because you're burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering. -George H. W. Bush

I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me. -Jimmy Carter

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time. -Barbara Bush

The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?' -Bill Maher

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. -Lao Tzu

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters. -Raymond Aron

Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes. -Charley Reese

Economics has never been a science – and it is even less now than a few years ago. -Paul Samuelson

What we know about the global financial crisis is that we don't know very much. -Paul Samuelson

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

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. -Carl Sagan

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. -Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me. -Steve Ballmer

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. -Sam Rayburn

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

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. -Benjamin Disraeli

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me. -Duke of Wellington

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

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

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. -Leonard Bernstein

A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. -George Wald

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. -Mae West

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained. -David Bohm

I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. -Ellen DeGeneres

Faith: not wanting to know what is true. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. -Ernest Hemingway

There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for. -Fred Hoyle

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. -Henri Nouwen

Eskimo: 'If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?' Priest: 'No, not if you did not know.' Eskimo: 'Then why did you tell me?' -Annie Dillard

Life is half spent before we know what it is. -George Herbert

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. -Cyril Connolly

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. -Julie Andrews

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. -Benjamin Franklin

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. -Carl Sagan

I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes. -J. B. Priestley

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information? -T. S. Eliot

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest. -Al Gore

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it. -Andre Agassi

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. -James M. Barrie

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin

I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that. -Mitch Hedberg

Don't you hate when your hand falls asleep and you know it will be up all night. -Steven Wright

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is. -Ellen DeGeneres

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. -Walt Disney

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year. -Walt Disney

I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money. -Shaquille O'Neal

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country. -Dick Gregory

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them. -Louis Armstrong

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. -James Baldwin

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now. -James Baldwin

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -Eubie Blake

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence. -James Hal Cone

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now. -Bill Cosby

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge. -Bill Cosby

It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it. -Miles Davis

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. -Virginia Woolf

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *