Best Quotes About Oil

Golf is a good walk spoiled. -Mark Twain

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. -J. Paul Getty

John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships. -Ralph Nader

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

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

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. -Dag Hammarskjold

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. -Rod Serling

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

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult. -P. J. O'Rourke

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

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. -Ralph Nader

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them. -Mignon McLaughlin

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. -John Stuart Mill

Light is the task where many share the toil. -Homer

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. -Peter Shaffer

Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty. -Herbert Gold

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment. -Pope John Paul II

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

The star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars. -Paul Newman

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life. -Jacob Bronowski

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. -Ernest Hemingway

Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth. -Plautus

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean. -Ovid

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. -Grover Cleveland

The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. -William Shakespeare

We boil at different degrees. -Clint Eastwood

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. -George MacDonald

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

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

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

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. -Vaclav Havel

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

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. -Winston Churchill

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing. -Meryl Streep

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. -Mother Teresa

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery. -James Whitcomb Riley

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain? -Tom Barrett

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. -Dalai Lama

Honor lies in honest toil. -Grover Cleveland

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. -Epicurus

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

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil. -Ray Charles

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. -John Ruskin

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. -Nelson Mandela

The oil can is mightier than the sword. -Everett Dirksen

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the labourer. -Karl Marx

Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money. -Joey Bishop

The victor belongs to the spoils. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. -James Madison

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. -Baltasar Gracian

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. -Miguel de Cervantes

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. -Thomas A. Edison

It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not. -Jonathan Swift

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. -Emily Dickinson

I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil. -W. Eugene Smith

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind. -Beck

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil. -Gore Vidal

I believe – though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert – that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil. -Dustin Hoffman

I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge. -Dave Matthews

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it. -Lao Tzu

Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses. -Virgil

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it. -Russell Baker

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled. -Israel Zangwill

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. -Simone Weil

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance. -William Inge

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil. -Edmund Burke

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon. -Andre Gide

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work. -Jean de la Bruyere

A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes. -Russell Lynes

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. -Benjamin Franklin

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation. -Victor Hugo

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. -Rabindranath Tagore

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. -Anthony Trollope

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

For the dead there are no more toils. -Sophocles

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. -Jonathan Swift

Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better. -George Santayana

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil. -Joseph A. Schumpeter

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

Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it. -John Sterling

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. -Charles Churchill

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends. -Joseph Conrad

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. -Miguel de Cervantes

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process. -Mary McCarthy

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness. -Herman Melville

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

It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest. -Orison Swett Marden

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts. -Ezra Pound

We're aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our allegiance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather. -Washington Irving

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

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. -John Ruskin

I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for the animals – like Lassie. -Edith Head

Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard. -Pope John Paul II

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. -Henry Ward Beecher

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. -Miguel de Cervantes

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

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. -Fran Lebowitz

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. -Charles Spurgeon

John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil. -Teresa Heinz

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. -Alexander Pope

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States. -Olympia Snowe

We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq – that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people. -Arlen Specter

When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed. -Jennifer Aniston

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet. -Alan King

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. -Ron Paul

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to. -Dan Aykroyd

If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you and share herself and sleep with you, make that your secret. The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it. -Rip Torn

I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be. -Tom Baker

But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices. -Albert II of Belgium

It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. -Uma Thurman

So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world, the big oil companies, the big energy companies who work so hard to rip us off. -Barbara Boxer

As the temperature drops, the need for heating oil goes up. -Christopher Dodd

There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling. -Elizabeth Dole

Ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil and is an important weapon in the War on Terror. By investing in South Dakota's ethanol producers, we will strengthen our energy security and create new jobs. -John Thune

We shouldn't be so dependent on foreign oil. -Jon Corzine

Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems. -Pete Domenici

I think we have to ask this administration, and the President specifically, about using their political capital now to stand up for the American consumer who is getting clobbered by these gasoline and oil prices. -Ron Wyden

By encouraging renewable energy sources such as wind energy, we boost South Dakota's economy and we help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. -Tim Johnson

With only 2 percent of the world's proven reserves of oil, we in the United States can pump until we are blue in the face and it will not change the fact that we need more diverse and more secure sources of energy. -Zach Wamp

If the speaker won't boil it down, the audience must sweat it out. -Raymond Duncan

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. -Ouida

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil. Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of your island country and our neighborhood. -Michael Jeffery

Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate. -Iggy Pop

Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another. -Yahya Jammeh

Perhaps people, and kids especially, are spoiled today, because all the kids today have cars, it seems. When I was young you were lucky to have a bike. -James Cagney

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil. -Alain de Botton

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues to developing human capital and technological development. None of us politicians should be able to touch that money. -Vicente Fox

It would be great some day to have astronauts in a rover on Mars. But just about anyone except an oil company executive would say its more important to have 50 million solar powered vehicles in the United States. -Brad Sherman

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

You can flush my ashes down the toilet, for all I care. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. -Daphne Zuniga

I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet – to use the toilet even – in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger. -Jonny Wilkinson

We need a balanced, long term energy policy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and preserve the beauty of the land we love. -Heather Wilson

I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil. -Sting

Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. -Walter Smith

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed. -A. E. Housman

Acting is invigorating. But I don't analyse it too much. It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning. -Liam Neeson

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions. -Sai Baba

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to – be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted. -Richard V. Allen

Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life. -Lionel Richie

Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America. -John L. Lewis

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. -J. Paul Getty

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites. -James Stewart

People get caught up in asking whether Americans should be going here or there. What it boils down to is the call of the Lord. If the Lord has called you to a specific area, that's where you are going to see the fruit. -Michael Scott

Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep. -D. H. Lawrence

The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time. -Pope Benedict XVI

Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet – it was a marriage of convenience! -Tommy Cooper

I've always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant, where you've got lots and lots of things laid out and you go and look into one cauldron and you look into the other and you see what's coming to the boil. -Peter Brook

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely. -Henry Cantwell Wallace

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow. -Ricardo Montalban

There are men – now in power in this country – who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. -John Lindsay

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools. -William Alexander

I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline. -Ron Reagan

Turmoil stimulates. -Thomas Leonard

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built. -Hussein of Jordan

I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me. -John Hughes

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time. -Mary Harris Jones

I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm. -William Kidd

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

With gas prices nationally, and especially in our area, increasingly on the rise, it is more crucial then ever that we take steps to diversify our energy sources and reduce our dependency on foreign oil. -Mary Bono

Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real. -Frank Stella

I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me. -Lisa Marie Presley

Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different. -Jalal Talabani

Yup, the toilet is my best friend before a show. -Eric Carr

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet. -Chuck Palahniuk

It's not hard to tell we was poor – when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline. -George Lindsey

Mine is the horny hand of toil. -John Singer Sargent

The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources. -Jared Diamond

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. -David Mallet

When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type. -Stan Freberg

The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil. -Nikolai Gogol

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. -Stendhal

Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled. -Silvia Colloca

We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody. -William Weld

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions. -Friedrich August von Hayek

Once I started dancing, I was not the spoiled brat or the rebellious child that I was as a child. -Suzanne Farrell

Sesame oil is probably my favorite condiment, period. -Ted Allen

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America… that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. -Ernestine Rose

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever. -Gilbert Parker

I walk into rooms and I don't know why I'm there. I'm like, 'Why am I standing in front of the toilet now?' -Matthew Broderick

I'm spoiled – in all ways. I've been in a rock 'n' roll band since I was 13, and we had incredible success. When it ended, it had been so good that I just looked at it as time to try something different. -Peter Noone

Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light. -Ellis Peters

I will work for energy policies that recognize oil won't last forever. -Roscoe Bartlett

Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand? -Emma Willard

I find that acrylics dry very fast – which is supposed to be its charm; however, I find that because of that quality they don't blend as nicely as the oils. The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics. Also, the colors are brighter with oils. -Boris Vallejo

We went to – I guess it was a legitimate boiler room, and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on the phone with two people at once. They call it double fisting. -Giovanni Ribisi

The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field. -Toru Takemitsu

I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money. -Christine McVie

I couldn't go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity. Those days are gone, and I don't ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way. -Christine McVie

My father was a middle manager at an oil company, but I never knew anything about his work. Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years. -Donna Mills

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this. -Henry Flynt

To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami. -Mario Batali

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it. -Lance Henriksen

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead. -Brent Scowcroft

I like getting toilet paper thrown at me. -Joel Madden

Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work. -Timothy Thomas Fortune

A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats. -Neal Barnard

There'll be no oiling up with this band. The oil has been there for years and it only gets better. -Clarence Clemons

We make choices but are constantly foiled by happenstance. -Penelope Lively

I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years. -Richard Linklater

But I can tell you that the issue, on one side, boils down to money – a lot of money. And it boils down to people and their connections with this money, and that's the portion that, even with this book, has not been mentioned to this day. -Sibel Edmonds

I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets. -Jack Kevorkian

The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation's economic health into question. -Roger Mahony

I'm a little thirsty, can I go drink out of your toilet? -Mark McKinney

Even if gas prices fall, consumers will continue to be gouged at the pump the only thing that we can be sure rises faster that the price of gasoline is the skyrocketing profits of oil companies. -Major Owens

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability. -Paul Gillmor

At this point, I'm spoiled. I've actually had a really blessed career. -Peter Krause

And then, all of a sudden, you're like, all that's great and fun, but Arthur Miller's in my dressing room. This is the third night he's been here and he sits in my dressing room for an hour after each show, and talks to me for an hour. So I'm pretty spoiled right now. -Peter Krause

My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs. -Tim Conway

I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music. -Andy Summers

Our national security is at risk when we rely on foreign oil to keep our economy moving forward. -Bill Shuster

For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity. -Christopher Dawson

Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man. -Ellsworth Huntington

Really. I'd love to be spoiled on by others. -Izabella Scorupco

Electricity is derived from many non-renewable energy sources like oil, natural gas and coal. -Lamar S. Smith

People really feel that, when they go to the gas pump now, that the oil cartel is holding them by the legs and tipping them upside down and shaking money out of their pockets. -Ed Markey

But my eyes were riveted on a small slim woman her hair simply coiled into her neck, Katherine Glasier. -Ellen Wilkinson

Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation. -John Spratt

I am spoiled, it's true. I don't even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners. -Cindy Margolis

For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas. -Lee H. Hamilton

We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power. -Denis Kearney

Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil. -Jo Ann Emerson

The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music. -Zac Hanson

In 1979 I teamed up with my friend and business partner, Bill DeWitt, and together we formed an oil and gas company that invested through limited partnerships in oil and gas exploration. -Mercer Reynolds

What is the first thing we did when we took control of Iraq? Protect the oil fields. Remember the administration quote about how the oil would pay for the war. -Peter Schuyler

Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep? -Frank B. Kellogg

Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do. -Aaron Eckhart

Alaska has great potential for new oil and gas development. -Frank Murkowski

We also have to stop the flow of precursor chemicals that meth cooks use to boil up this poison. -Greg Walden

We are taking steps to fight the production of meth on our own soil through limiting access to precursor ingredients, supporting educational efforts and providing necessary resources to law enforcement. -Greg Walden

With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable. -Greg Walden

I came here to help make America more competitive and prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation, promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil. -Greg Walden

The oil sequence was about two or three days. It was very cold and was snowing. -Jason Statham

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents. -Peter Garrett

A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled. -Robert Rainy

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil. -William L. Jenkins

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time, I set foot upon the soil of my country, and took up my residence where my people had lived for over two hundred years. -John Sergeant Wise

The national oil companies still want to acquire some expertise so they will outsource more, but not totally. -Andrew Gould

Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations, and try to boil them down to their core, the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate. -David Chalmers

Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience. -Casey Kasem

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled. Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic. -Kathie Lee Gifford

Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek? -Tracey Ullman

We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to the European Union because, otherwise, in this context of international turmoil, every country would have to devalue their currencies. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey. -Jim Fowler

My hope is that we continue to do an even better job in terms of our nation's energy policy, so that we may even further reduce our reliance on foreign sources of oil and take better care of our environment in the process. -John M. McHugh

The more we focus on using renewable fuels, the less we are dependent upon foreign oil. -John M. McHugh

I think the bottom line for me and for Newsweek is that there were a lot of – we did retract this specific matter about the Koran and the toilet for the reasons that you just cited. -Michael Isikoff

In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen – a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children – I learned a lot. -Patti Smith

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two. -Tony Snow

There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man. -William H. Hunt

You can pour holy oil and holy water on a thug until you have emptied buckets of both; but at the end he will be a consecrated thug, but a thug all the same unless interior intentions and a disciplined man are present. -William H. O'Connell

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government does not collect from big oil will starve the Land and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources. -Ron Kind

We have seen what the dependence and addiction to foreign oil has done to us economically. -Ron Kind

So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children. -Phil Lesh

Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them. -Sitting Bull

There's some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba. -Aaron McGruder

We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge. It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. -Mac Thornberry

We get more oil from Canada than any country. -Paul Cellucci

I think most of the people, once you see a Kiss show, you kinda get spoiled because I don't think there's anybody out there that's doing a bigger or a better show than us. -Ace Frehley

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil. -Ted Danson

You have to work with the auto industry, the oil companies, you have to work to develop renewable fuel, whether it's solar or different kinds of fuel or whatever. -Ted Danson

I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim. -Wilford Brimley

Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics. -Mary Ritter Beard

How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle. I think there's a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature. -Clyde Tombaugh

You can see these boxes which are covered with metal foils for thermal reasons, and they are also, most of the time, thermally controlled inside to keep reasonable temperature inside each of these containers. -Claude Nicollier

Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning. -Adolf Galland

The '70s were a time of turmoil and turnover. But I grew up here. I always wanted to play here. -Carlton Fisk

Sometimes I get worried I'm getting too caught up in the nauseatingly oily smoothness of my own line, when all I'm trying to do is make it as clear as possible. -Chris Ware

I'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people. -Kevin Costner

We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian oil that is a security threat to the United States. -Jay Inslee

The need to help spread democracy and the ability to do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil, which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast. -Jay Inslee

We consume about 25 percent of the world's oil every year, but we only have reserves, including that which has not been pumped, of about 3 percent of the oil reserves in the world. -Jay Inslee

So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress. -Jay Inslee

I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. -Jim Ramstad

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn, inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing, and count the number of quarters of seed, and you shall know the return of seed, and what ought to be over. -Robert Grosseteste

Britain in the 1970s was undoubtedly an economic mess because of the oil price explosion. -Barbara Castle

It might have been offset for us if the revenue from our own oil and natural gas that was just developing had been available to the Labor Government, but the oil revenues were just coming in when Labor fell in '79. -Barbara Castle

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use. -James Lind

I think I got spoiled and that writing a short story and getting it published, or writing a novel and getting it published, you pretty much get to do the first, second and third draft yourself without a whole lot of interference. -John Sayles

Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It's much more intense. -Geri Halliwell

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode. -Hedy Lamarr

Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization. -Richard Harding Davis

I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for. Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury by telling me it's for my own good; of that I am to be the judge. -Robert Purvis

The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, – is fine wool. -Charles Sturt

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture. -Quintilian

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled. -Alice Hoffman

Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War, often exploding on my watch. -Andrea Mitchell

Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. -H. P. Lovecraft

I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called. -James M. Cain

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day. -C. S. Forester

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives. -Thomas S. Monson

My mother really didn't know a heck of a lot about business. She was a very good mother, that made sure we ate right and we had our cod liver oil, but didn't know a heck of a lot about what I did. -Sanford I. Weill

It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game. -Arsene Wenger

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I don't know to what extent someone can BECOME an artist – you either are or you aren't – and if you are you'll HAVE to make your way to some kind of sickly light, no matter how terrible the soil you were seeded in your nature will out somehow. -David Knopfler

Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks. -Paul Gillmor

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil. -Paul Gillmor

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on foreign oil continues to increase, the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to OPEC nations hurts every American. -Paul Gillmor

I'm cleaning toilets for $30 a day, because I needed that $30, and people are pointing at me, saying, Look at the big movie star. Look where he is now. I just said, I'm where God put me. -Willie Aames

Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants. -Wilson Greatbatch

I pitched a storyline, and as far as I know it's been picked up. It's for the third and final episode I'm contracted to do. But I can't give any spoilers. -Corin Nemec

The country remains dependent on oil. But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce. -Armstrong Williams

The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status. -David F. Houston

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States, especially those situated upon the public lands. -George William Norris

The main part of the house is a deep red and I have butterscotch carpet. And I have a bathroom with leopard skin floor, wallpaper and toilet. -Macy Gray

I was spoiled by Monk's music because it was so good, so complete. -Steve Lacy

I've been spoiled by this project. I was given the script and went in to read, realizing that this was a powerful story and one that wasn't told very often. -Wentworth Miller

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle. -Mitch Hedberg

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. -Albrecht Durer

Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive. -Arthur Erickson

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul. -Ben Nicholson

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss. -Edward Grey

I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores. -Jeff Miller

The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it. -Jeff Miller

Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details. -Jim Evans

I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government. -William H. Wharton

I am a nationalist… my native soil is the theatre. -Cyril Cusack

Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets. -Klaus Kinski

Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day, we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn how to deal with each other. I think that the music and what we do in our actions is what can kind of bring us together, hopefully. -Bootsy Collins

I fought fire with oil. -Dalton Trumbo

Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights. -Hu Shih

A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period. -John Lothrop Motley

It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion – death brought them into harmony. -Laurence Housman

England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots. -Melina Mercouri

I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure mine and stint nothing of time, toil, or torture. -Zane Grey

I am tired. My arm aches. My head boils. My feet are cold. But I am not aware of any weakness. -Zane Grey

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA. -Olympia Dukakis

This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development. -Itzhak Perlman

They must therefore not spoil Alexander's undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise. -Arrian

I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums. -Edward Hopper

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method. -Edward Hopper

I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things – not knowing what that would be. -Steven Soderbergh

But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist. -Theodore Bikel

I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy. -Paul Simon

The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power. -James Lovelock

One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil. -James Lovelock

A people that has experienced all that the Germans have been through, naturally offers fertile soil for the extremists. -Gustav Stresemann

A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind. -Gustav Stresemann

There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it. -Knut Hamsun

The people among which I lived – and yet live, mainly – made their living from cotton, wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business men and professional men. -Robert E. Howard

But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland. Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil, but rather by removing them carefully, roots and all, to a better terrain. -Theodor Herzl

It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little. -Alberto Giacometti

Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge, enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil. -Trofim Lysenko

I'm shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won't sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I'm certainly not going to go on somebody's lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress? -Farrah Fawcett

There's a lot to be said about what's happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that's being spilled in there. -Lloyd Bridges

This project would not only open up venues of cooperation in the oil and gas sector between the member countries but also help bring the people of regional countries together. -Amanullah Khan

This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius. -Henryk Sienkiewicz

Mysteries I read for fun, so I will probably never write one, for fear of spoiling the fun. -Fred Saberhagen

And almost half of American oil consumption is for motor vehicles. -Tim Holden

One of our priorities should be to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. -Tim Holden

We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions. -Whitfield Diffie

The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil. -William Dampier

We are considering various ways of making use of our oil and gas downstream industries. This is to be complemented with the import of oil and gas from other sources as raw materials. -Hassanal Bolkiah

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building. -Sherrod Brown

Here in the United States, we have between 250 and 300 years of a coal supply. That is more than the amount of recoverable oil contained in the entire world. -Tim Holden

I doubt I'll ever do another book collaboration; I've been spoiled. Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time, when we each had a family of young kids to raise. Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together. -Fred Saberhagen

I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you've soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I'd say, look, this is the good thing, and you can't compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters. -Jennifer Saunders

And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write – every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing. -Octavia E. Butler

One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled. -Rex Stout

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive. -Edward Everett

No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils. -Elihu Root

When a peace agreement is concluded between the Lebanese government and Israel, we would surely disagree with the Lebanese government about that, but we would not make any turmoil out of it. -Hassan Nasrallah

The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil. -Henry James Sumner Maine

The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible. -Max Muller

The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. -Ronnie Barker

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

We've passed an energy bill in the House, to help us be less reliant upon foreign oil so we can get gas prices down. But nothing happens in the Senate. -Steve Chabot

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands to not only increase the United States' oil reserves by nearly 50 percent, but it will create thousands of good U.S. jobs. -Bob Ney

Even that was all consumed after two days, and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish, just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter; mutton, beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning. -Nellie Bly

It's hard to think what should make your blood boil more – what happened to Billy Ray or what didn't happen to those who abused him. It's something we can't ignore. -Morris Dees

Moderation of oil prices would be very, very welcome. But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth, sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check. -John W. Snow

Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries. -Dan Lipinski

No longer should we rely on oil from countries that are not necessarily friendly or democratic. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

A lot affects the outcome. It boils down to scheduling and the commitment of the network. -David Ogden Stiers

Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that's probably good. -Mercedes Ruehl

Government experts have estimated that ANWR reserves would only provide enough oil for six months of U.S. oil consumption. In addition, the oil industry itself has estimated that it would take 10 years to bring this oil to the market. -Allyson Schwartz

Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline. -Allyson Schwartz

All told, these profit levels have put the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies on track to earn more than $100 billion before year's end. Yet, at the same time that Big Oil's bottom line is going up, so are Americans' energy costs. -Allyson Schwartz

Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world. -James MacArthur

The price of imported oil in the US doubled between summer 2003 and summer 2005, reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1 per cent of gross domestic product. -Martin Feldstein

When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection. -Gwen Ifill

It's difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy. -Mike Figgis

There is no free market in oil. -Peter DeFazio

First off, the crude oil market, unlike every other commodity in America, is virtually unregulated. -Peter DeFazio

About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it. -Peter DeFazio

In crude oil trading, we have seen a 46 percent increase over 1 year in the margins there. -Peter DeFazio

Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections. -Peter DeFazio

I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring. -Sandra Bullock

Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that. -Glenn Close

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased domestic production of oil and gas, we can build a more secure future for our country. -Ron Lewis

I didn't sign any contracts, and I didn't see any oil. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

If oil companies were to invest their high profits into alternative fuel research it will help America move toward new forms of energy. -Rick Renzi

Over the last two decades, America has increased its demand for oil by nearly 30 percent, yet we have not expanded our ability to produce domestic sources of fuel. -Tim Murphy

The provisions contained in this plan will ensure that the United States has the infrastructure necessary to meet energy needs through future decades, easing dependence on unpredictable foreign oil markets, and creating thousands of new jobs for American workers. -Ron Lewis

We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U.S. away from dependence on foreign oil. -Rick Renzi

But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes. -John T. Flynn

We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week. -Jim Costa

Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat. -Jim Costa

But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation, developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting our reliance on foreign oil. -Jim Costa

Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf. -Jan Schakowsky

I never learned to cook; I was a little spoiled as far as that's concerned. -Hector Elizondo

So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia. -Frank Carlucci

No one really wants to send their kids off to die for oil. -Daryl Hannah

Most people are really stunned to find out that the technology has been around for more than 100 years, and that the diesel engine was in fact invented to run on vegetable oil. -Daryl Hannah

You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. -Captain Beefheart

We need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil, which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. To do that, we should increase domestic energy production. -Bobby Jindal

Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher. -Bobby Jindal

Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells. -Thomas Friedman

You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water. The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose. But if you get it in the first half hour, that is the sweetest corn ever. -Sam Donaldson

My very, very first professional job was when I was 19 years old – I got a job doing an educational industrial film on Shell Motor Oil's oil products. I really put my heart into it – I wrote a script for it, I did a lot of research. -Renny Harlin

What's interesting is there are $12 billion of breaks in the energy bill that passed, yet we see that the sixth major oil companies in America last year made $1.1 trillion. -Marty Meehan

First of all, I'm in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn't vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies. -Marty Meehan

Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience. -Casey Kasem

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. -Dennis Weaver

However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States. -Steven Chu

Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits. -Russ Carnahan

The United States' gasoline industry, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated, is remarkably fragile. And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground, turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated. -Gary Miller

In the United States, oil demand is projected to grow by 340,000 barrels per day this year and gasoline demand is projected to grow nearly two percent, averaging 9.3 million barrels per day for the summer. -Gary Miller

In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we've had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades. -Gary Miller

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese – to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas. -Daniel Yergin

If a war started, the oil price probably would go up, as you said, maybe $5, $6 a barrel until you saw other oil from the extra supplies that are available elsewhere coming into the world, into the market. -Daniel Yergin

The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life. -John Lawson

Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy. They link consumers who want to invest their savings for a good return with companies who want to borrow on best terms for expansion. -John Bruton

The price of crude oil accounts for 55 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline, driven by global supply and demand. The United States depends on foreign sources of oil for 62 percent of our nation's supply. By 2010, this is projected to jump to 75 percent. -Gary Miller

The Asian nation's oil demand is expected to grow this year by 800,000 barrels per day and represents more than one-third of the total growth in global demand, according to the Energy Information Agency. -Gary Miller

Global crude oil demand is increasing, particularly in places like China. -Gary Miller

Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market. -Gary Miller

A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations. -Gary Miller

The other are the strategic, so-called strategic stocks that the United States and the other Western industrial countries have, which could put in as much as four million barrels a day of oil into the market pretty quickly. -Daniel Yergin

Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil. -Daniel Yergin

But the key thing is that Iraq, while it's got very large oil reserves, has marginalized itself as an oil exporter and these days its exports are only about one tenth that of neighboring Saudi Arabia. -Daniel Yergin

But eventually it's a question of access: Getting access to fields is on top of the oil companies' agenda. We see a substantial build-up of supply occurring over the coming years. -Daniel Yergin

A premium in the oil price of somewhere between 10 to 15 dollars a barrel reflects this heightened anxiety. -Daniel Yergin

I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go. But in the end, it really boils down to the people who have more power than me, who control the money. -Brandon Routh

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit. -Abu Bakar Bashir

I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me. -Robin Trower

It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people. -Zebulon Pike

There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism. -Skeet Ulrich

Any time I got in emotional turmoil, I felt sick all the time, like at any minute I would die. -Skeet Ulrich

The U.S. now imports over half of its oil supply from the Middle East. This dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources is an issue of national security. -Kenny Marchant

If the United States is to protect itself from the economic and the political threats created by this excessive dependence, we must reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources and on foreign oil as quickly and as efficiently as possible. -John Shadegg

Yet, if we accept the solution offered today by this bill to explore and develop for oil on the coastal plain of ANWR, it will be 5 years, at least, and probably closer to 8 before the first barrel of oil flows from that effort. -John Olver

We all know we have a problem, a broad problem. Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles, our autos and trucks for personal and commercial purposes, for highway and air travel operates on oil. The world has the same problem. -John Olver

Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce energy as the world has industrialized to serve the world's more than 6 billion and growing population. -John Olver

It is important that the United States move with all deliberate speed to develop and get into usage alternative fuels that will allow us to end our dependence on foreign oil. -Virgil Goode

In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways. -Virgil Goode

All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter or line he has been drawing. -William Gurnall

The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry. -Rosa DeLauro

Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II. -Eisaku Sato

By reducing our dependence of foreign oil and increasing alternative energy sources such as ethanol, we can begin to bring down prices at the pumps, create thousands of new jobs and bring a much needed boost to our economy. -Jim Ryun

As we all know, no crude oil refineries have been built in the United States since 1976. During that time, close to 100 ethanol refineries have been built. -John Shimkus

People understand we have a dependence upon foreign oil. What they do not understand and find incredibly ridiculous is that we import refined product just making us more dependent on the industry. -John Shimkus

I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City. -Bob Kane

How is the government going to run without people like us? We make 35 percent of the bread in this country, and that much of the margarine, and cooking oil, and all the other things. -Dwayne Andreas

From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely roaring at really good toilet humour. -Adrian Edmondson

There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour – people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them – but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag. -Adrian Edmondson

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks. -Ernest Thompson Seton

About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks. -Sherwood Boehlert

First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil. -Sherwood Boehlert

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme. -Sherwood Boehlert

I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil. -Sherwood Boehlert

Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption. -Sherwood Boehlert

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption. -Sherwood Boehlert

The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy – technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand. -Sherwood Boehlert

We need to reduce or at least limit U.S. demand for oil as quickly as possible, and we need to develop new technologies that can further help address our addiction to oil in the future. -Sherwood Boehlert

Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation. -Sherwood Boehlert

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren. -Edwin Louis Cole

We're both accustomed to being the center of attention. We're both accustomed to being spoiled by the people around us. And we don't expect to have to compete with somebody for all of that. -Jim Lampley

The President's announcement sounded less like a national energy plan than like a page from an election-year play book. This Administration's plan to reduce obscene oil company profits is to regulate them less. -Nick Rahall

Interestingly, the oil companies know very well that in less than 30 years they will not only be charging very high prices, but that they will be uncompetitive with renewables. -Paul Hawken

I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know. -Peter Shaffer

Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn't, and that breeds resentment. -Dionne Warwick

Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel. -Wilfrid Laurier

In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard. -Rocco DiSpirito

Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos. -Donella Meadows

George W. cares as much about climate change as you would expect from a Texas oilman. -Donella Meadows

Ethanol is, in its pure form, just as much of a sham as oil. -Rob Corddry

But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil. -Condoleezza Rice

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability. -Jim Clyburn

Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need. -Jim Clyburn

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. -Al Franken

My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me. -Paul Cezanne

I believe celebrity spoils people – some worse than others. -Phil Donahue

Instead of destroying an area for a paltry amount of oil, we should be increasing fuel standards for automobiles and focusing our efforts on biofuels and other alternatives. -Raul Grijalva

The house is in turmoil with records on every space. In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records. I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything. -Marian McPartland

Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart. -Marsha Blackburn

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The secret is to cook the aubergines the day before and let them dry of all the oil they drank in cooking. When you cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil. It can be very heavy. -Nana Mouskouri

The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem. -Chris Van Hollen

What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you. That's what photography does for me. -Graeme Le Saux

In the last year my wife has noticed me struggling to get downstairs on a Sunday morning. I've two young children and football has been so good to me over the years I don't want to spoil it. -Graeme Le Saux

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Stegosaurus was common only on well drained, dry soil. -Robert T. Bakker

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond. -William Congreve

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. -Robertson Davies

We drink one another's health and spoil our own. -Jerome K. Jerome

To the victors belong the spoils. -Andrew Jackson

Iraq is not about oil. -Bobby Ray Inman

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot. -Jack Johnson

No praying, it spoils business. -Thomas Otway

Most hard-boiled people are half-baked. -Wilson Mizner

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts. -Paul Gauguin

You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones. -Dale Earnhardt

I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends. -Orlando Bloom

I'm so spoiled – I must have a Starbucks vanilla latte every day. -Katie Holmes

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes. -Billy Wilder

You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar. -George Carlin

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. -Meister Eckhart

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. -Max Beerbohm

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper. -Billy Wilder

Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late – and strike oil.' -Joey Adams

One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself. -Jack London

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas. -George W. Bush

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. -Walter Savage Landor

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time. -Margaret Atwood

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please. -Edmund Spenser

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving. -Jerry Seinfeld

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper. -Billy Wilder

Wild animals are just as confused as people are now. You've got toxins in the water, oil, sewage, all sorts of things. -Jack Hanna

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows. -Ben Stein

It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness. -Sloan Wilson

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind. -Henri Bergson

It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption. -Montesquieu

I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil. -Uri Geller

They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it. -Sallust

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life. -John Betjeman

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. -Rita Rudner

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting. -Ed Harris

The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves. -Bertolt Brecht

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. -Phillips Brooks

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. -Lewis Mumford

I can set up shop anywhere. I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet. -Minnie Driver

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. -Julie Burchill

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller. -John Milton

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility; it is during times of tension, turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested. -Mike Honda

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won't be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food. -Alexandra Paul

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions. -Henry Cabot Lodge

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. -Henry David Thoreau

There is the churning and the boiling of the sea, and the foam on top of it and that is what man is, churning and foam together. -Simone Schwarz-Bart

If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels. -Bart Gordon

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. -Livy

What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture. -Thomas Sowell

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents. -Aeschylus

Friendship and money: oil and water. -Mario Puzo

If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it. -Bruce Springsteen

My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled. -Jean Racine

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. -Henry Ward Beecher

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil! -Francois Rabelais

There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives. -Hamlin Garland

There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes. -John Updike

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed. -James Allen

The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight. -Calvin Coolidge

Spoiled. That's all it's about – can't live without this, can't live without that. You can live without anything you weren't born with, and you can make it through on even half of that. -Gloria Naylor

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. -Hesiod

War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits. -James Madison

Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet. -Richard M. Nixon

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. -Washington Irving

Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. -Ambrose Bierce

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony. -Horace Walpole

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back. -Ellen Swallow Richards

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower. -Elizabeth I

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence. -Lord Byron

I feel like I'm working on an oil rig right now. I'm away from home a lot. -Hugh Laurie

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever. -Maurice Hinchey

It's not just a hurricane. It's the demand for gas in China… We're paying $3 a gallon, and the oil companies are making historic profits every quarter. -Ron Klein

The more we are consuming oil that either comes from places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are… the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us. -Frank Gaffney

I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq for our campaign against war and sanctions. I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one, never bought one, never sold one. -George Galloway

I've never had a penny through oil deals and no one has produced a shred of evidence that I have. -George Galloway

I've never seen oil slicks covering such a large area in the Gulf of Mexico. -John Amos

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. -John Harrison

Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice. The president should ask the oil industry to do the same. -John Salazar

We were called The Toilets originally – we were flushed with success. -Mike Peters

There are going to be questions about what major oil companies are doing with all of the resources they're accumulating. They can't escape that. -Pete Domenici

There are growing concerns that oil companies are making too much in profits at the expense of consumers. -Pete Domenici

Quite frankly, I think nothing could do more to immediately bolster national security then enabling us to produce more oil and gas here at home at a price consumers could afford. -Phil Gramm

The Bush administration did stop filling the reserve in 2002 when it helped the oil industry. Now they should do it to help the consumer. -Ron Wyden

This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil. -Sam Brownback

It's clear price gouging… The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever. -Maurice Hinchey

We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil. -Olusegun Obasanjo

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent. The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the government of this country they have accepted and admitted. -Olusegun Obasanjo

We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that. -Rodrigo Rato

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government. -Shirin Ebadi

We can't allow multinational oil companies boasting of record profits to gouge consumers… We must do what we can to fix this problem. -Stephanie Herseth

If you don't have a refinery operating, it's hard to use oil that's available. -T. Boone Pickens

Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. -Audrey Hepburn

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. -Alexis de Tocqueville

All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people. -Alvar N. C. de Vaca

Never before in modern times has so much of the world been simultaneously hit by a confluence of economic and financial turmoil such as we are now living through. -Timothy Geithner

It seems that almost every time a valuable natural resource is discovered in the world-whether it be diamonds, rubber, gold, oil, whatever-often what results is a tragedy for the country in which they are found. Making matters worse, the resulting riches from these resources rarely benefit the people of the country from which they come. -Edward Zwick

I love playing Junior; he's so fun… Under it all, he's a good guy, just a little bit spoiled. -Ryan Sypek

During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick, I played a scene with a grain of rice. Sometimes with indescribable creatures. I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell, that's all. It was part of our job. -Patrick Stewart

I wouldn't exactly call it 'cooking' but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it's done. -Devon Werkheiser

I'm horrible to live with. I don't clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. -Megan Fox

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time. -Cameron Diaz

If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil. -Douglas Coupland

When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged – directly to the people of Alaska. -Sarah Palin

If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself. -Karl Rove

As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change. -Al Gore

Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will, is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that connotes a peaceful area, secure area. So what you're trying to do is to always extend that, to push that out. -David Petraeus

Liability does apply with respect to the amount of the oil spill. -Ken Salazar

For the last 50 years, the federal government has taken out of the Gulf Coast $165 billion in taxes that came from oil and gas off of our coast that went to the federal Treasury, to rebuild all places in America except the place that it came from. -Mary Landrieu

I'm fighting for small businesses. I'm not fighting for big oil. Don't be confused. And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk. Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil, but we're out of work down here. We need to get back to work to build this region, and we intend to do so. -Mary Landrieu

You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available. -Sharron Angle

When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.' -Vince Cable

When you're the youngest and the only boy, you get spoilt but you get told you're spoilt so you don't get to enjoy it very much. I was the only man in the house because my parents divorced and my dad moved away when I was 13. -Eddie Marsan

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497. -Warren Buffett

We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that – with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253. -Peter T. King

China gets their oil from Libya. Why isn't China involved? They're going out spending billions of dollars a day on trying to take over the world economically. And we're spending billions and billions and billions of dollars on policing the world. Why isn't China involved with Libya? That – we don't get oil from Libya, China does. -Donald Trump

I saw a report yesterday. There's so much oil, all over the world, they don't know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, 'Oh, there's too much oil.' They – they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they're our friends? They're not our friends. -Donald Trump

If the world market believed that we were serious about energy independence and we were going to utilize all of our own existing resources, the speculators would stop speculating up they start speculating down as we get our own oil out of the ground. -Herman Cain

In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down. -Rick Perry

If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. -Barack Obama

But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship. -Wangari Maathai

It wouldn't be fair to cast aspersions on an entire cultural movement based on the actions of a few. To quote my grandfather, 'One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch.' -Mos Def

As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn't first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens. -Rick Perry

It does just boil down to music. -Joey Santiago

When you're caught up in the storm or, you know, just the turmoil of everything that there is another side and you do get through it. And you know, just standing by the truth and doing the right thing. -Amber Frey

In the U.S. I think there are really two reasons we should pursue energy policy. One is climate change, and the second is this notion that the oil market is cartel-ized by people, some of whom are friendly, some of whom are not, some of whom are in a more ambivalent position to us. -Brad Carson

We're often portrayed as rich, spoiled athletes who play a game for too much money. -David Duval

To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don't need any spoiling or looking after. -Karl Pilkington

Fish oil is a great protein for your hair. -Molly Sims

We'd boil this whisky because we thought that would make it stronger. So we thought we were getting drunk, but in fact there'd be no alcohol left in it. -Neneh Cherry

I was sitting in the toilet and I was by myself. I was tired of playing with the roller, so I said I'd better write a book. -Don Rickles

I was the youngest child and really spoiled. I loved to play make-believe. I loved pretending to be all kinds of different people and it just seemed natural that I would go into acting. -Katherine Heigl

It don't take a lot to make me happy. I'm not spoiled like that. -Ludacris

It's not common for a woman on television, especially if she's the mom of the family, to be funny. She's usually a straight man or foil. -Martha Plimpton

I don't know, maybe I'm overly paranoid that they're going to be spoiled, but I want to keep them going as kids for as long as I can. I want to keep them innocent and free. -Stella McCartney

Like most parents, I want everything for my kids that I didn't have. But I don't intend to spoil them. I just enjoy everything that comes naturally with parenthood. -Curtis Joseph

I know, I'm like a kid. Maybe I was a bit too spoilt growing up. Everything just came like I wanted it to. -Asafa Powell

Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno. -Michael Fassbender

In normal times, investors should pay more attention to the credit markets because it's the energy by which everything is driven. It's the oil in the engine. -Rick Santelli

Most people in America want an easy read. I call it McFiction – books which pass right through you without you even digesting them. I don't mean a book that has two-syllable words. I mean chapters you can read in a toilet break. Happy endings. We are more of a TV culture. -Jodi Picoult

We're phenomenally blessed in the Walla Walla Valley. We have great, complex soil that's nutrient-rich but fairly porous. -Drew Bledsoe

After 'Prom Night' I did two movies where I was playing a prostitute. I gravitate towards characters that have some sort of inner turmoil or some sort of character arc. That's the great thing about acting, so many different things and being really diverse in your choices. -Brittany Snow

I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of 'Everyday Italian,' and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It's very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta. -Giada De Laurentiis

Stock up your pantry and your freezer with things that aren't perishable: Your favorite jar of tomato sauce that lists 'tomato' as the first ingredient, lots of grains, olive oils, vinegars, tomato pastes, onions, shallots. When you go to the store, you only have to pick up meats and produce. -Giada De Laurentiis

It turns out that the 'Cry It Out' method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good. -Denene Millner

I think declaring a no fly zone over foreign soil is tantamount to an act of war. -Mike Lee

You know, if you play on home soil sometimes funny things can happen and you have that push of the crowd. -Ruud Gullit

I've always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in 'Science of Sleep' with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D. -Michel Gondry

Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden's henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth. -Michelle Malkin

NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle. Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet. -Rachael Ray

EVOO is extra-virgin olive oil. I first coined 'EVOO' on my cooking show because saying 'extra virgin olive oil' over and over was wordy, and I'm an impatient girl – that's why I make 30-minute meals! -Rachael Ray

Wrap fish fillets, sliced veggies, and other quick-cooking items inside foil packets with bundles of fresh herbs and throw them directly on the grill; the steam will release the herb's perfume and flavor anything contained inside the pouch. -Emeril Lagasse

I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. -Emeril Lagasse

Start with a clean grill. Keep it clean by brushing with a wire brush after preheating, and again after cooking. Make sure to oil your grates and your food before putting it on the grill to keep it from sticking. -Emeril Lagasse

You gotta have good olive oil. You should have a cooking olive oil and you should have a finishing olive oil, like an extra-virgin olive oil. -Emeril Lagasse

I grill almost all of my fish with the skin on because that gives you real protection at least on one side. It's a nice barrier against super high heat which tends to make a lot of fish to turn really flaky. It's very easy to overcook fish on the grill. But I still brush it with oil before I start. -Alton Brown

I was the only westerner to succeed in a place that's like a toilet, and you always come out of a toilet with a smell. -David Reuben

Most people I've talked to are convinced that they're not getting valuable information from news media anymore. I'm not talking about tinfoil-hatters either, these are intelligent people who believe their news media has failed them. -Drew Curtis

Every time I went on the radio, I would take the crummiest radio station, the station that was like a toilet bowl. I would go on there and build up the ratings, so you couldn't do any worse. -Howard Stern

There is no free market for oil. -T. Boone Pickens

I do believe that oil production globally has peaked at 85 million barrels. And I've been very vocal about it. And what happens? The demand continues to rise. The only way you can possibly kill demand is with price. So the price of oil, gasoline, has to go up to kill the demand. Otherwise, keep the price down, the demand rises. -T. Boone Pickens

There's no question that tar sands in Canada are probably the largest source of oil available to the U.S. over a long period of time. There's as much oil in the tar sands probably as there is in Saudi Arabia. The problem is, there's a huge capital requirement to develop that. -T. Boone Pickens

I don't think for a minute we went to Iraq for oil. It just so happened that it had oil. But I think we'll come out of the Iraqi situation with a call on their oil at market price. -T. Boone Pickens

It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground. -T. Boone Pickens

It's important to understand that oil and renewables do different things. Wind and solar are for power generation, so they don't replace oil. About 70% of all oil produced is used for transportation fuel. Renewables are good projects, but they don't get us off of foreign oil. -T. Boone Pickens

No one does a better, cleaner, or environmental friendlier, than the United States, when it comes to drilling for oil, gas, coal, oil refineries and fish friendly hydroelectric. -David Pratt

The one thing people seem to forget is the more oil we have, the lower the price and the lower the profits the oil companies make. -David Pratt

My first film as an actor was 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' a glorious experience that spoiled me for future films. -Eric Stoltz

I'll give you a great example of an issue that no one brought up during this Florida primary, the fact that we're going to have a Chinese made oil rig put in place about 60 miles off the coast of Florida. -Allen West

Brushes are crucial for applying glazes, sauces, and oils. The pastry brushes that you find in homestores can be pricey so pay a visit to your local hardware store and pick up a few paint brushes which are less expensive and work equally as well. -Bobby Flay

I hate to spoil my own prospects, but I really don't respect the kiss-and-tell approach to public life at all, not at all. -Alexander Downer

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. -Carl Hiaasen

Life presents itself in constantly changing ways, but you're able to accept the challenges, rather than recoil, throw up your hands, and go on a binge. -Carnie Wilson

Sometimes I've found that by getting into a certain drag, or a certain feeling, you can cast off your mortal coil and really do something. I don't know if it's important, but it's something. It's entertainment. -David Johansen

Our typical Western diet is full of inflammatory fats – saturated fats, trans fats, too many omega-6, inflammatory, processed vegetable oils like soy and corn oils. These increase IGF-1 and stimulate pimple follicles. -Mark Hyman

Even if you don't mind Romneycare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest, there's a more basic problem: He's not a natural campaigner, and on the stump he instinctively recoils from any personal connection with the voters. -Mark Steyn

It's a pragmatist's business, comedy. Start off with good intentions and references to the Pompidou Centre and you end up with boiled sweets and a pantomime cow. -Mel Smith

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example. -Jeff Landry

It was a Republican, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who first protected the Arctic Refuge to balance the oil development at Prudhoe Bay with responsible conservation. -Robert Dold

I want to hear as much music as I possibly can before I leave this mortal coil but it's impossible to hear it all because there's so much of it. -Paul Weller

I've been visiting Thailand for more than 20 years but didn't fall in love with it until I visited Phuket Town in Phuket. The northern part of Phuket is one of the most fascinating places I've ever been, and largely unspoilt and unknown. -Tony Parsons

My brother and I have too good a relationship to spoil it by working together. -Trevor Phillips

I would have been completely brainwashed by this lopsided and racist view of the world if it weren't for my father. He was a deep thinker and an irrepressible problem solver. He was a Black Socrates, asking why and then spoiling ready-made replies. -Walter Mosley

Actors are not a great breed of people, I don't think. I count myself as something of an exception. I grew up in the theater, and my values were about the work, and not being a star or anything like that. I'm not spoiled in that way, and if I fight for something, it's about the work, not about how big my trailer is. -Amy Irving

I can understand where the oil company wants to deduct the cost of drilling a well. That's one of the tax breaks for oil companies – the subsidies – they get to deduct the cost of the well the year you drill. -Dan Benishek

The most overrated ingredients are garlic and extra-virgin olive oil. With garlic, it's personal; I have never been that big of a fan of its flavor. As for extra-virgin olive oil, I do use it quite often but its ubiquity serves to overshadow many wonderful oils like pistachio, walnut, argan and even grapeseed. -Lela Rose

I take a multivitamin, vitamin D, and omega-3 oils every day, and if I'm stressed or run- down, I bulk up on vitamin C and zinc. -L'Wren Scott

Wherever you have weakening states and turmoil, you will have a fertile petri dish for terrorism. -Robert D. Kaplan

One of the biggest problems with young chefs is too much addition to the plate. You put cilantro and then tarragon and then olive oil and then walnut oil or whatever. It's too much. -Jacques Pepin

I use a lot of spices, fresh veggies and fruit, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, avocado, soybeans and organic ingredients as often as possible. We need fat in our diets and using the healthier fats is key. -Todd English

I always have a good quality extra virgin olive oil. A cheap quality oil will end up cheapening your dishes. And I love sweetening my dishes with maple syrup. It has a bit of a bitter kick at the end that works wonderfully in savory dishes. -Nadia Giosia

I always use my 'Holy Trinity' which is salt, olive oil and bacon. My motto is, 'bacon always makes it better.' I try to use bacon and pork products whenever it can. -Anne Burrell

I love grilling. Grilling is an incredible way to keep healthy. And you can marinate both with a dry rub and also wet marinades. You can marinate juniper berry or a little bit of olive oil and some citrus and fresh herbs – all of that sort of stuff. -Curtis Stone

I was fascinated by a compelling character embroiled in a controversial topic that told the story from a different point of view. -Bjorn Borg

You know, if we're going to bring down the price of gas, you have to have three things. You have to have a big reserve, you have to have the ability to develop oil out of that reserve quickly, and you have to be able to produce oil at a relatively low cost. -Chris Cannon

There are some ghost stories in Japan where – when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the Japanese toilet – a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath. It's a very scary story. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Digital music boils down the actual musical experience. -Simon Le Bon

One-third of Americans have already been forced to change their lifestyle because their disposable income is gone. A guy can't go to the corner bar after a rough day at work to have a beer, that's gone to oil! -Terry McAuliffe

A century ago, petroleum – what we call oil – was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water. -James Buchan

Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed. -James Buchan

Life without oil, in fact, would be so different that it is frightening to contemplate. We are addicted, and it is no comfortable addiction. -James Buchan

Given Mr. Obama's lack of experience as an executive, and his past performance in crises such as the oil spill, it is reasonable for those of us who support the effort in Afghanistan to worry that he will not be up to the job. -Jim Talent

Growing up, I had a front row seat to seeing two people work really hard. My dad scrubbed toilets at a private Catholic school for a while, and that was to help me get through school. -Mia Love

When Texans suffered from the collapse of the oil market in the 1980s, they could rely on the fiscal union to help them. When Texas boomed with rising oil prices in the 2000s, it contributed to the union to help harder hit regions. -Austan Goolsbee

I remember thinking quite logically that I didn't want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on. -Bill Gates

I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything. -Eminem

First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables. -Mitt Romney

I think I'm part of a generation of crime writers all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we'd chosen this very conservative genre. -Laura Lippman

Like any business, the oil industry runs on the basic premise of supply and demand. The more supply – the lower the price. The higher the demand – the higher price. In other words, the more people who can buy oil, the higher the price of oil. -Ron Wyden

Right now, there are a limited number of customers for Canadian oil. Due to simple geography – and without the pipeline – it's really only cost effective for Canadian oil producers to sell their oil to North American customers, mostly American Midwesterners. -Ron Wyden

More customers for Canadian oil means that Canadian producers can charge more for their oil, which then means that American businesses and consumers will pay more for oil. -Ron Wyden

The KXL pipeline would make it easy and cost effective for oil producers in Canada to transport oil to the Gulf of Mexico where it could be shipped to customers – not just in the United States – but around the world. -Ron Wyden

New discoveries and production of resources like shale oil and gas are dramatically altering our energy supply outlook and the entire global geopolitical landscape. And the pace of change – particularly in the past few years – continues to accelerate. -Fred Upton

Bahrain lies at the epicenter of Gulf security and any violent upheaval in Bahrain would have enormous geopolitical consequences. Global economic stability depends on the uninterrupted export of crude oil from the Gulf to markets around the world – a job that historically has been assigned to the U.S. Fifth Fleet. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill. -Charlie Crist

People who are running for office mislead the American people by saying that there's a three-point plan or a bumper sticker kind of way of bringing down gasoline prices. The fact of the matter is that nobody can do that. The price of oil is set on the global economy. People who have looked at this closely and hard know that's the case. -Ken Salazar

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. -Fareed Zakaria

One of the things that has been very difficult in Libya is the sense of uncertainty – the sense that they haven't actually finished the revolution, that there was still a great deal of uncertainty. That uncertainty has made Libya harder for business in terms of oil and other things as well. -Fareed Zakaria

Street protests in Saudi Arabia might warm our hearts, but they could easily lead to $250 a barrel oil and a global recession. -Fareed Zakaria

The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise. -Gene Cernan

If you opened up every single potential drilling opportunity in the United States, it would have the effect of lowering gas prices three cents, maybe. And that's because, of course, oil is traded on a global market. -Jennifer Granholm

Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds. -Sachin Tendulkar

You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers. -Al Pacino

There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love. -Charles Stanley

When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources. -Wangari Maathai

I don't claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday I'm home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book, 'Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.' -Jimmy Carter

I don't think anyone can speculate what will happen with respect to oil prices and gas prices because they are set on the global economy. -Ken Salazar

President Obama and our all-of-the-above energy strategy is the real deal. We are proud of the fact that we are importing less oil than at any time in modern history, and it has been because of the president's vision and courage. -Ken Salazar

Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers. -Barack Obama

Over time, there's a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the '70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened. -Steve Forbes

The extraction of oil, coal and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment. -Bono

When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals. -Bono

When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them. -Rene Redzepi

I don't think we're going to see the price of oil going down in the near future, that's the reality. -Carly Fiorina

Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time. -Damian Lewis

Egypt is practicing its very normal role on its soil and does not threaten anyone and there should not be any kind of international or regional concerns at all from the presence of Egyptian security forces. -Mohammed Morsi

I'm not sure the oil producers are enjoying real growth. That troubles me. For experience has shown that oil can be more of a curse than a blessing. And not only in Africa. -Paul Wolfowitz

If you like a wine that you drink, now with your phone, it's so easy. Just take a picture of the label. You learn about it. You learn where it comes from and what the soil is like and why you like it. And that'll lead you to another wine. -Padma Lakshmi

I do miss Glasgow but Malibu is home now. I love it here and when I do go back to Scotland it takes me a bit of time to acclimatise. I am a spoilt so-and-so. I live in the mountains of Malibu in the most gorgeous house and I phone my mum every day and tell her that I have got bad news – that it is only 70 degrees here. -Tommy Flanagan

I love paint. I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much. -David Lynch

If you want your energy bills to go up, you should support an ever greater dependence on foreign oil, because the rate of new discoveries is declining as demand in China and India is growing, and the price of oil and thus the price of coal will go sky high. -Al Gore

There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature. -Helen Clark

Iran's economy is now shrinking by 1 percent a year. Its oil production is down 40 percent. -Susan Rice

But It doesn't make sense for us to have a continued reliance on a supply of oil where whenever there is unrest in another part of the world, gasoline prices jump up. We need a renewable fuel industry that's more than corn-based, of course, and there are a whole series of great opportunities here. -Tom Vilsack

Let us build a 21st-century rural economy of cutting-edge companies and technologies that lead us to energy and food security. Such an investment will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on climate security and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil. -Tom Vilsack

The production of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services can only be permanently secured through the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity. -Sigmar Gabriel

I met Richard Burton, an RAF cadet on a two-term course. I would have flirted more enthusiastically if it had not been for the horrid boils on the back of his neck. -Nina Bawden

I was spoiled and I was arrogant. I was very demanding, had an overblown image of who I was and got a reputation for being difficult. And rightfully so. -Judge Reinhold

I think music will be created algorhythmically, all the things that we do will be boiled down to a little computer program. -Cliff Martinez

Tree roots hold river banks together and stop the wind blowing soil away, there are many creatures that live in woods and they provide a sense of well-being and look nice. -Clive Anderson

I always go back to how people behave. If you watch how people actually behave in a situation, it's very simple and honest and contained. You don't need to use as much expression, as much feeling. Some characters will boil over, and that's another thing, but a lot of times I think you can just do very, very little. -Robert De Niro

I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force. -John Cleese

I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I've done press with every syndication, every country; I've done interviews with people dressed up as cows – there's honestly nothing that's gonna intimidate me! -Emily Watson

I love children. They're so much fun and I would have a blast spoiling them. -Vanessa Hudgens

I'm kind of a big kettle. It takes time to get boiled, but then I'm always hot. -Haruki Murakami

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong. -Alastair Campbell

It was simple reality – most competitive tennis players in my day were privileged, spoiled, entitled and white. Also, many of them were beautiful, fit, tan and of good stock – great big hair and white teeth and long legs. Then there were the rest of us. -Anne Lamott

The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again – it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil. -Anne Lamott

Except for naval and air exercises, our military should be stationed on American soil, where service men and women can lead normal lives in close proximity to family and friends. -Camille Paglia

American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation. -Camille Paglia

The oil companies are regulated by the federal government. They can't drill on land nor in American waters without permission from the feds. Many Republicans want to drill baby drill but what's the point if all the oil goes to China? Increased production obviously doesn't mean lower prices for us. -Bill O'Reilly

I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler's oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets. -George McGovern

India has reduced its dependence on Iranian oil. I know their refineries have stopped asking for orders to purchase Iranian oil. -Hillary Clinton

I try to be a hard boiled sometimes. My kids see right through it. I'm acting. It's always, 'When I say you'll be back at 11, that means 11, not 11.15. Do you hear me!?' Then, 'Yeah, Dad.' -Liam Neeson

I mean the terrorists are – are like a pimple, like a boil. They'll go away. -Pat Robertson

Homes and buildings, many of which are old and drafty, eat up 40 percent of the energy America uses. Such inefficiencies perpetuate our reliance on foreign oil, imperiling our national security and increasing our contribution to climate change. -Peter Welch

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality. -Shimon Peres

The rise in world oil prices has been larger than anyone forecast. -George Osborne

It's very difficult to tell someone how to protect themselves from a terrorist attack, whether it occurs in the U.S. or on foreign soil, particularly when you have terrorists with no concern for human life. -Saxby Chambliss

You know the green grifters have no argument when they start raising the 'no blood for oil' cry on the blogs. Excuse me, if Obama's make-sure-your-tires-are-properly-inflated administration would simply allow more energy production here in the U.S., that wouldn't be a problem very long, would it? -Howie Carr

Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about. -Iain Duncan Smith

I realised I'd been spoiled at Liverpool. We were used to winning. In Italy I grew up as a person. I didn't enjoy the football, mind. It was very defensive, but I became a better player because of the work I had to do around the box. Off the pitch, I learned about what to eat and what to drink to be successful, and I learned about life. -Ian Rush

When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights. -Ismail Haniyeh

I know there are writers who feel unhappy with domesticity and who even manufacture domestic turmoil in order to have something to write about. With me, though, the happier I feel, the better I write. -Paul Theroux

I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I've done press with every syndication, every country; I've done interviews with people dressed up as cows – there's honestly nothing that's gonna intimidate me! -Emma Watson

Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you're seeing the movie, you know it's something different. -Tom Hanks

I have a very silly sense of humor. I've never laughed harder in my entire life than seeing someone with toilet paper stuck on the bottom of their shoe. -Paula Poundstone

I'm a terribly irresponsible eater – I love soft-boiled eggs and chocolate. I never met a chocolate I could not eat. -Danielle Steel

It is fitting that yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom. -Russell Baker

When I finish as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I'm going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling. -Alex Trebek

Winning is great, but being able to finish my last Olympic Games on American soil was very important. Even though I was injured, I didn't let my psyche get the best of me and cause me to doubt myself, so I was willing to pull every muscle in my body in '96 in order to get the job done and I came away with the bronze medal. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The use of refined petroleum as fuel, which began in the 1850s, freed hundreds of millions of people from the toil of centuries, gave hundreds of millions more a life of ease and plenty, and, by allowing great cities to feed themselves from every corner of the world, multiplied the population of the earth fivefold. -James Buchan

There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation. -James Buchan

Europe and North America, we are told, are less dependent on energy-intensive heavy industry than in the 1960s and 1970s. It seems we squeeze more GDP out of a barrel of oil than in those benighted days. -James Buchan

Used to be, conservatives revered the Average American, that Norman Rockwell oil painting of diner food, humble faith, honest toil, and Capraesque virtue. -James Wolcott

One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day. -Jennifer Aniston

When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed. -Jennifer Aniston

Planting native species in our gardens and communities is increasingly important, because indigenous insects, birds and wildlife rely on them. Over thousands, and sometimes millions, of years they have co-evolved to live in local climate and soil conditions. -David Suzuki

Think about a seed. Once it lands, it's stuck. It can't move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It's able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun. -David Suzuki

Some argue we should get coal, oil and gas out of the ground as quickly as possible, build more pipelines and make as much money as we can selling it here and abroad. Their priorities are the economy and meeting short-term energy needs so we can live the lives to which we've become accustomed. -David Suzuki

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us. -David Suzuki

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work. -David Suzuki

Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas. -David Suzuki

I go to sleep thinking about my kids being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it. -Adam Sandler

The Islamists will try to spoil everything for everyone. -Christopher Hitchens

Some men do think I'm a psycho bunny-boiler. -Amy Winehouse

Technology is such a broad kind of term, it really applies to so many things, from the electric light to running cars on oil. All of these different things can be called technology. I have kind of a love-hate relationship with it, as I expect most people do. With the computer, I spend so many hours sitting in front of a computer. -Jeff Bridges

I don't have aluminum foil on my windows anymore. -Rick James

I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering. -Robert Ballard

I don't think it should be a surprise when we're talking about energy and trying to have more home-grown energy, be less reliant on foreign oil when you look at our health care that we're trying to get more affordable health care, that these are going to create major debates in this country and be somewhat polarizing. -Amy Klobuchar

The Republicans can send the nation into turmoil, but we will not come to any agreement that does not include new revenue – and not just token new revenue. It is their choice. -Patty Murray

Fossil fuels, including oil, are running out and supplies are getting harder to find. If we do nothing, prices will continue to rise and our reliance on oil will come to an abrupt and tumultuous end, causing global economic and social turmoil. -Lucy Powell

Actors in general have become very spoiled in the roles they choose these days. When I first started in this profession – about a hundred years ago in the last century – it was all about taking risks, it was about doing the job and honing the craft. -Brian Cox

There is a danger for Britain as we perceive ourselves, or as we are – less wealthy, facing economic austerity – that we essentially draw back. I think there is a recoil in parts of the country, and in parts of the government actually, from the multilateral system, and I think that's dangerous and wrong. -David Miliband

Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India. -Salman Khan

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance. -Ron Fournier

I think perhaps Pakistan can take the lead. Perhaps Turkey can as well, being part of Europe. But someone has to start talking about why the Muslim world has become a boiling pot and look beyond these cartoons to what the ideological reasons are for this divide. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

If troubled companies want to explain away 2008 as a 'black swan,' then someone should take responsibility for creating the oil slick that seems to have tarred the entire flock! -Andrew Lo

When Turkey buys Iranian oil, we pay for it in Turkish lira… However, it is not possible for Iran to take that money as dollars into its own country due to international restrictions, the U.S.A.'s sanctions. Therefore, when Iran cannot take this money back as currency, they withdraw Turkish lira and buy gold from our market. -Ali Babacan

In fiction, plenty do the job of conveying information, rousing suspense, painting characters, enabling them to speak. But only certain sentences breathe and shift about, like live matter in soil. -Jhumpa Lahiri

From 19 to 28 there was a lot of turmoil in my life, but in a stuck way. Then, around 28, my life started to get shaken up. I realized I wanted to grow more and that anything that wasn't working in my life, I could fix it. I feel like I came into my womanhood. And that was when I got married. -Alicia Silverstone

One trick I swear by: I pour a little neroli or lavender oil onto a hot towel and use it to wipe off my makeup. It opens up my pores, and then my face cream sinks in better. -Courteney Cox

Obviously, you go through a lot of emotional turmoil in a divorce. -David Byrne

You're spoilt as an actor if you are in that small percentage that works regularly. -Iain Glen

I believe everything in moderation. But breakfast is important. I have two hard-boiled or scrambled eggs with whole-wheat toast and try to get some fruit in there. -Martina McBride

But I'm kind of spoilt when it comes to comedy. I was on 'Friends', which was one of the funniest things on television. -Matt LeBlanc

Growing up, my father was a financial analyst for an oil company. He was just a regular dad. And when I would say, 'Hey, come see my play,' he'd say, 'Sure.' He'd see one, 'Oh, good play' – you know, very typical dad reaction. -Eric McCormack

Can you imagine a guy breaking into your car, and he steals your guitar case 'cause he thinks it's a guitar, and he gets it home and opens it up and there's a rake inside it, an electric toilet plunger and a dog skull? That actually happened. -Eugene Chadbourne

I'm a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I'd been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene… I just thought I'd go back and draw my comics and have a happy life. -Frank Miller

Mighty cultures never – are almost never conquered. They crumble from within. And frankly, I think that a lot of Americans are acting like spoiled brats because everything isn't working out perfectly every time. -Frank Miller

Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you've toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can't get too much. I don't consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume. -Christoph Waltz

I do have that mindset – that most good art comes from some turmoil, from someone trying to come to some equilibrium, or come up and get a breath. -Ben Folds

I had bohemian parents in Seattle in the last '60s living in a houseboat. My dad wrote science fiction novels and painted big murals and oil paintings. -Rainn Wilson

I've found that it's actually more of a disability to be tall than short. I have no problem fitting into plane toilets etc, and the adaptations made for wheelchair users – such as the lowering of bank machines – work for me as well. -Warwick Davis

Money never seems to be interested in strengthening regulatory agencies, for example, but always in subverting them, in making them miss the danger signs in coal mines and in derivatives trading and in deep-sea oil wells. -Thomas Frank

Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses. -Thomas Frank

If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right's deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut. -John Podhoretz

The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child. -Hans Rosling

Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people – statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books. -Eike Batista

I always wanted to find oil. It was always an irresistible calling. -Harold Hamm

I'm a professional geologist, an explorationist for oil. That's what I've done in my career, one that's culminated in – at least to this point – playing a part in finding the largest field in the last 40 years anywhere in the world. That's the Bakken field, which I believe will yield 24 billion barrels of oil in the decades to come, maybe more. -Harold Hamm

It's harder, but we're still finding oil in Oklahoma today. The bar has been raised on startup companies, but it can still be done. Every regulation and every rule limits you, but, yes, it can still be done. That's the beauty of living in a free country and having the freedom to have an idea and become an entrepreneur. -Harold Hamm

The oil patch pays good. They're decent jobs paying between 50 and 70 thousand a year. Fracking has a big impact on the oil consumption in the United States. -Harold Hamm

Which European leader today would not relish the wonder-working powers of a Moses? Budget deficit? Unpopular cuts? How about just a little miracle, an overnight increase in gold reserves, a new oil field, or the next world-changing communications technology? Surely that's not too much to ask. -Jonathan Sacks

When you talk about the oil wealth you compare nations. There are some nations with less than five million people. Nigeria has 150 million people. I cannot say that all the money earned from oil since 1958, when the first drop of oil was exported from this country to date, that the money has been effectively used. -Goodluck Jonathan

Giving consumers the choice of having it all in one big bite means different viewers are in many different places in the book, making it hard to discuss without spoiling the plot. The intervals between first-run programming provide a space for communion and that tantalizing sense of anticipation. -Michael K. Powell

I used to paint a lot of oil and now I paint more mixed-media stuff. -Abbie Cornish

One lesson I got from Gandhi, 'Be the change you want to see,' haunts me. I just feel like I can't keep stomping around pointing the finger at BP when I am supporting the oil industry with my very own dollars and actions by buying their products, helping to pay their mortgage – plastic is from oil… polyester, shower curtains. -Kristin Bauer van Straten

I wrote my graduate thesis at New York University on hard-boiled fiction from the 1930s and 1940s, so, for about two years, I read nothing but Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Cain and Chester Himes. I developed such a love for this kind of writing. -Megan Abbott

The blackness of space was a big shock to me. It is a deep, three-dimensional, oily blackness. You can feel the distance. -Thomas Marshburn

I don't see why OPEC countries should continue to cut production just to keep the price of oil high. This will not affect the industrial countries alone, it will also hit poor countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Who will look after them? -Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

I like to do designs on the side of my face, or cut out foil stickers from the crafts store and put them on my forehead. -Khloe Kardashian

I always have mini bottles of Unbreakable, the fragrance I did with my husband. I'm Armenian, so I'm oily and always have blotting papers. -Khloe Kardashian

I was a 'Duck Hunt' and 'Mario' guy, and stuff like that. I was never technologically driven. I never had all the cool, new toys. I was the youngest child, I wasn't the only child, so I wasn't spoiled as a kid. And, we were on the farm, so we didn't have a lot. Also, with computers, I'm not very good with them. I just check my email. -Garrett Hedlund

I shot all my stuff on 'Arrested Development' in one day, and was brought into a really well-oiled machine. 'Cause it was the last season, and they were wrapping up a lot of stuff because they knew at that point that they weren't coming back. There seemed to be kind of a freedom, and certainly the cast had a great amount of camaraderie. -Carrie Preston

I use the Clarisonic electronic skin cleansing system. It's great for removing excess oil and make-up and leaves my face feeling really smooth and clean. Then I apply Avon Anew Rejuvenate Day Revitalising Cream and Creme de la Mer Eye Concentrate. I think eye cream is so important – it keeps me looking young and prevents wrinkles. -Fergie

In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter. -Ben Carson

Certainly there's a huge appeal to the '60s, because it was such a big turning point to everyone. It was the era of change, the boiling point. People rebelled against things – the hippies, the feminists, the protesters. All these things just built up and boiled over. I think people can relate to that today. -Margot Robbie

If you're going to saute something, lightly spray olive oil in the pan or on veggies before you serve them. It adds a nice flavor. We grill a lot, so I'll use a little on my corn or my shrimp. -Alison Sweeney

I know most Americans don't have this luxury, but we are in Los Angeles and are lucky enough to be able to grill outside almost all year long. It's my favorite way of preparation because it's so clean and it gives it such a great flavor. You need very little oil and the protein can be really cleanly prepared and perfectly cooked. -Alison Sweeney

Since I'm a story-oriented critic, sometimes it's difficult to discuss issues without defining them. At the same time, I try not to give away anything that hasn't been given away in first half, in TV commercials, or that isn't obvious from the set-up of the movie. My editors are aware of this tendency of mine and read carefully for spoilers. -Stephen Hunter

What makes me different from everybody else just boils down to dissatisfaction. -Jay Electronica

There are jobs to be created on both sides of the climate argument. Whether we are investing in oil or sun, coal or wind, gas or algae, the economy will be stimulated by the investment. The economy, unlike each of us, is not swayed by ideology. -Evangeline Lilly

If Americans could choose, would they choose to work on the infrastructure for cancer-causing oil power or would they choose to work on the infrastructure for health-reviving wind power? -Evangeline Lilly

I take goldenseal, Echinacea and cod liver oil when flying to boost my immune system. -Janelle Monae

I, Maggie, personally cannot tell you that you're going to save the planet. But what I do know is that we can draw a line to an issue that can conserve what we already have and what's left in a way that we can actually breathe the air, drink the water, actually grow things in soil – that matters in a real, practical way. -Maggie Q

Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in 'Black Mask' magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world. -Charles Frazier

I get my highlights touched up with Susan Henry at Shades in Beverly Hills. She developed hypo-allergenic hair color products with no ammonia because she's allergic to others; she's an incredible colorist. She does balayage instead of the foils, and I'll go and she will do my entire head of highlights in an hour. -Jennifer Morrison

You get spoiled as a novelist because you get to be the director and the editor, and you play all the parts, but as a screenwriter, you are a bit down the ladder. -Jo Nesbo

L.A. is fun, but it feels like one of those towns in the north of Scotland where there's an oil rig just off the coast and whether or not you work for the oil rig, everyone is connected to it. -Chris O'Dowd

I do think that there are gray lines of morality in a newsroom, when it comes to some stories. The best-intentioned journalist still has a difficult mission, to try to boil down people. -Jim Lynch

I guess I'm sort of spoiled because, most of the things that I get to do, people know that you're a good improviser, so they allow you at least one improv take, and for comedy, that's great. -Matt Walsh

I never really learned the value of money. My father didn't spoil me, but I think my grandparents did. -Britt Ekland

For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China's continued development. -James Fallows

It bothers me when people spoil the market. -Nicholas Negroponte

In truth, every American administration since that of Franklin D. Roosevelt has maintained close ties with the Saudi rulers, and for a single, simple reason: oil. -Michael Mandelbaum

The less oil the world uses, the less important the region that has so much of it becomes. -Michael Mandelbaum

The spoiled superstar brat wouldn't get far in Oklahoma City. We're very value-conscious. Our city was settled in a land run. Those 10,000 people were desperate for a better life. -Mick Cornett

I'm way better in person than I am on things like Twitter. I know Twitter is the best and fastest way to connect with fans who really appreciate you but I'm still not cool with it – although I am trying! I try my best but I'm a one-on-one person and I don't want to tell people I'm on the toilet or I just brushed my teeth. -Nicole Scherzinger

I have kind of a weird technique with zucchini. I cut it into small cubes; sweat it in olive oil, adding just a little oil at time so it crisps. Then I cover it with boiling water, not stock, which really brings out the flavor of the zucchini, add lemon, thyme, and serve it with burrata and a fried zucchini flower. -Tom Colicchio

I'm not a fan of grilling meat, since that tends to dry it out, and I find grill marks leave a bitter taste. A good steak house will offer different options for preparation, and I would ask them to broil or pan-roast the steak and finish it with butter. It ends up a dark chocolate color and stays very juicy. -Tom Colicchio

No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans. -Conrad Black

Look, natural gas, just like oil, is going to eventually go away. It's not renewable. -Ed Rendell

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team. -Frederick W. Smith

There is no free market for oil. It's controlled by a cartel, OPEC. -Frederick W. Smith

I've voted in some cases to remove and reduce tax breaks for the oil industry in other cases I've voted not to because I felt that the proposals covered too much. -Jeff Bingaman

When you do a song new live on stage, it's kind of a bit weird until it gets worn in, you know, like oiled up a bit. It's still a little bit stiff until you really thrashed at it for a few weeks. -Jeff Lynne

If a power station were to be built down the road, I'd prefer a nuclear plant over an oil burner, and definitely over a coal burner. We simply have to lessen our consumption of fossil fuels. -James Lovelock

I shampoo only once a week or so, with tree tea oil shampoo. And when I slap moisturizer on my face – just some stuff I bought in the grocery store – I pile it through my hair. -Billy Campbell

My dad liked to boil a squirrel head and suck the brains out the nose. Smaller than a chicken, bigger than a rat. -Beth Ditto

Granny Ditto always referred to perfume as 'smell good' and for me it's an essential. I have a sweetheart who's extremely allergic to most scents, so I have to be extra careful – as well as creative – in the smell department. The key, I've found, are essential oils, which come in all kinds of 100% natural scents. -Beth Ditto

I don't want to spoil the magic, but it's a very curious thing that honestly baffles me. It's the nearest we'll ever get to playing God, to suddenly produce these fully formed creatures. It is a bit odd. Other aspects you work out more – you rework sentences, you rework imagery. But not characters. -Kate Atkinson

When you're not involved, other people's unhappiness seems to be about the funniest damn thing on earth because you think you can solve it, that you are God, that you are above this, and that their unhappiness is just such useless toil and agony. If it's you, it ceases to be a comedy. -Barry Hannah

Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera. -Alfred Molina

I don't like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners' interpretation. -David Gilmour

'Hard Boiled' is my last film in Hong Kong, before I moved to the U.S. It is the one film which is most accepted by the audience in the West. -John Woo

When I made 'Hard Boiled,' I had no idea that it would be released to an international audience. I just wanted to make a film to team up my two favorite actors, Tony Leung and Chow Yun-Fat. -John Woo

I'm kind of spoiled, but the great thing about life is that you never know what's around the corner. -Stockard Channing

I vividly remember the summer of 1964 with its voter registration drives, boiling racial tensions, and the erupting awareness of the cruelty of racism. I was never the same after that summer. -Sue Monk Kidd

Iraq will not allow any action on its soil that could harm the U.S. We don't want any action from our soil to target our neighbors. -Ahmed Chalabi

The Democrats generally recoil from the subject of entitlements. -Bill Keller

Spreadable butter is wonderful for cake-making: it's much easier to cream than the block type and slightly lighter because it's blended with oil. -Jane Asher

The disaster in the Gulf was no accident. It was the result of years of oil money buying off politicians to lead to an unregulated and ill focused addiction to oil and drilling. The doomed fate of the local fisherman and the environment were foretold in the infamous chants of 'Drill, Baby, Drill.' -Robert Greenwald

My personality, when tasked with creating meals, goes something like this: Is there a way we can make this more difficult? Because let's do that. I don't mean to complicate things. It's just – why buy pre-packaged potato salad when you can spend your morning boiling potatoes and flipping out because there's no dill in the house? -Sloane Crosley

I can say with a solid degree of authority that I am a selfish person. I spontaneously forget the names of more people than not, unless I want to make out with them. I will take the last square of toilet paper off the roll without thinking twice. I tip taxi drivers so poorly I'm amazed none of them have run over my foot while speeding off. -Sloane Crosley

There are lot memories to take home but the most emotional moment has been when I was touching down in New Delhi. Tears rolled down when I saw the red soil in Delhi from the plane. -Kamla Persad-Bissessar

I was very academically inclined. But my inner life was in such turmoil. I'd go home and my home life was so miserable that it just felt like I was doing everything that I was supposed to do. I did all my chores, made really good grades, and I was excelling at school, but I wasn't happy. -Sonja Sohn

When I was young I used to smother myself with olive oil mixed with a dash of vinegar to keep the flies away and lay in the sunshine for hours on end. But we knew no better then. Now we know how stupid that was. -Stephanie Beacham

Every time some spoiled European soccer millionaire complains about the blaring vuvuzelas, I want them to blare louder. -Serge Schmemann

My plat de resistance is potato salad with garlic and olive oil which we press from the olives from my trees in the grounds of my home near St Remy de Provence. I have four hectares and take the olives down to the local community press at Maussane les Alpilles. I don't produce big quantities; it is just for the family and friends. -Jean Reno

No matter what the president or anyone tried to do on health care, they never got the headlines, because the Gulf oil spill happened. It seemed like it sucked the wind out of the whole health care debate. -Bart Stupak

The people of the United States don't recognize it, but the oil industry has given the greatest gift to the people of the nation, and that gift is the low cost of energy. Bottom line is this enables the country to be very competitive manufacturing-wise and in the world economy. -Ray Lee Hunt

In reality, studies show that investments to spur renewable energy and boost energy efficiency generate far more jobs than oil and coal. -Jeff Goodell

Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn't show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet. -Jeff Goodell

In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations. -Jeff Goodell

The oil industry fought hard to keep Keystone alive, making wildly exaggerated claims that the pipeline – the country's largest infrastructure project – would create tens of thousands of jobs and decrease America's reliance on oil from the Middle East. -Jeff Goodell

Although most Americans don't know it, the U.S. gets more oil from Canada than it does from the entire Middle East. -Jeff Goodell

Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business. -Jeff Goodell

Is it in our national interest to overheat the planet? That's the question Obama faces in deciding whether to approve Keystone XL, a 2,000-mile-long pipeline that will bring 500,000 barrels of tar-sand oil from Canada to oil refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. -Jeff Goodell

States with tremendous oil and natural gas reserves have the most to gain economically from proper regulation. -Gina McCarthy

I remember when I started off, my first car was a Kia Spectra. With a spoiler kit and some rims. -Gio Gonzalez

We aren't addicted to oil, but our cars are. -James Woolsey

Look, I don't think President Obama would have bowed to the ruler of Saudi Arabia if he didn't have oil to the degree that the Saudis do. I think they and other producing states, almost all of whom, except Norway and Canada, are dictatorships or autocratic systems, have thrown their weight around because of oil. -James Woolsey

We need to move away from oil, period. -James Woolsey

Countries are effectively paid deference in direct and indirect ways if they're huge oil suppliers. -James Woolsey

I am the princess of G.O.O.D. Music, the first lady of G.O.O.D. Music, the baby of G.O.O.D. Music. I'm kinda the spoiled brat right now. I could get whatever I want. -Teyana Taylor

In the Soviet Union I was the head of all oil production. And you know in the Soviet Union, you didn't get that job unless you were really worth it. -Vagit Alekperov

It is impossible to divide the interest of a country and a company that works on its soil. -Vagit Alekperov

I get around OK with a toolbox. As a kid, I picked up skills following my dad through the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas. My wife Janine is hard to impress, but she does think it's cool when I fix things around the house. -Ronnie Dunn

I'd gotten myself into a kind of journalism that wasn't really compatible with rearing an infant. I'd been a foreign correspondent for a long time and had this subspecialty in covering catastrophes. It had spoiled me a little because you have a tremendous amount of autonomy, and I couldn't really see being an editor in an office. -Geraldine Brooks

I need to eat before a workout. If I exercise in the morning, I'll have a little oatmeal, cereal, or a hard-boiled egg with toast. If I go in the afternoon, I'll eat a turkey sandwich with cheese for lunch. -Ana Ortiz

Music to me is so internal. It's physical and it's emotional. Whereas fashion is so much about the external that it's almost like a break. It's not inner turmoil. It's total escapism. -Florence Welch

The jobs crisis has reached a boiling point, which is why we see Occupy Wall Street protestors crying out for an America that lets all of us reach for the American Dream again – a dream that says if you work hard and play by the rules, you can have a good life and retire with dignity. -John Garamendi

I hate being called spoilt. My life is ordinary. -Peaches Geldof

No one ever talks about the good in me; they just say that I'm spoiled. -Petra Stunt

I realize I am very privileged. But there's a difference between being spoiled and privileged. -Petra Stunt

I didn't realize that pretending to be this 'Hills Heidi,' this spoiled rich girl who I wasn't, would almost destroy me. -Heidi Montag

I'm still not comfortable recommending that people eat saturated fat with abandon, but it's clear to me that sugar, flour and oxidized seed oils create inflammatory effects in the body that almost certainly bear most of the responsibility for elevating heart disease risk. -Andrew Weil

I lived with a German family. I learned about schnitzel from Ritta Seiffer. When she cooked she'd get the oil really hot so that it sealed everything and in the middle was very juicy. That's the secret to a great schnitzel. -Navid Negahban

Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million oil and gas wells in the U.S. Nonetheless, the prevailing mythology on the radical left is that the technology is 'poisoning our children' by polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe. -Bob Beauprez

Countries around the world are celebrating new oil and natural gas discoveries that hold the promise of greater prosperity for their citizens. -Bob Beauprez

The new discovery of a 3.3 billion barrel oil deposit off Norway's coast cements that nation's claim to being Europe's second largest oil producer. -Bob Beauprez

Colorado's collective shale deposits contain somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 trillion barrels of oil. That's almost as much as the entire world's proven oil reserves! -Bob Beauprez

When you boil it down, most movies are message movies. And I think careers are made in message movies. -John Schneider

I came from Bill Blass, where it was a well-oiled machine and if I said I needed a fabric, it was done. Now, I have to budget everything. I have to take on the role not just as a designer but a business. But I'm a glass half-full kind of guy. -Prabal Gurung

I love Tennessee, but they don't have the pine trees and the sandy soil and the black water that I grew up around. -Josh Turner

It wasn't that I couldn't write. I wrote every day. I actually worked really hard at writing. At my desk by 7 A.M., would work a full eight and more. Scribbled at the dinner table, in bed, on the toilet, on the No. 6 train, at Shea Stadium. I did everything I could. But none of it worked. -Junot Diaz

Climate change and dependence on foreign oil are problems that won't go away on their own. Tabling plans to deal with them doesn't make it easier for companies to plan and invest; it makes it harder. -Christina Romer

In the economy of the cuckoo people that populate central banks, everything is possible. What you have is gigantic bubbles, the NASDAQ in 2000, then the housing bubble and then commodities in 2008 when oil went from $78 to $147 before plunging to $32 within six months. -Marc Faber

As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California. -Armie Hammer

Spiritually, we have marginalized the Bible. We've trivialized marriage, and we've neutralized the church. America today is in great turmoil. It feels like the soul of our nation has been taken from us. -David Jeremiah

I like to take a long time over breakfast, and I can't bear to talk. If a guest is a breakfast talker it's very important to invite another so they can talk to each other. Otherwise they spoil the newspaper reading and everything else. -Julian Fellowes

Growing up in England, you're sort of spoiled, in a way. You sort of take it for granted that within a half-hour's drive, you could be walking around a stately home from the 1700s. It's not very hard to do – in California, you've got to take a flight! -Rupert Friend

I'd have to say, for me, as a child, my favorite memories were always centered around Christmas time. It always seemed like no matter how much money my parents had or didn't have, we got completely spoiled rotten. There were always presents under the tree, and we always did special things, like hide elves around the house. -Josie Bissett

When you're not playing the hero of the story, then you have to know that you're always a foil for the good guy. I love playing that. I think that's always an interesting place to be. -Jessalyn Gilsig

I quite enjoy fame, especially when you go to conventions in America where they treat you like a god with stretch limos and the whole fame thing, but then when you come back to Britain, you end up changing in a toilet in a theatre off West End and that's really good, because that is what it's about. -Sylvester McCoy

I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen, and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's just some oil. -Lupe Fiasco

Greenlanders' heart is the environment. You can't sell your heart for oil. -Aleqa Hammond

There's not much TV these days where you really get that element of surprise. There are so many spoilers all the time. -Jenna-Louise Coleman

I've definitely seen that Texas is certainly a right-wing area politically. I think if you talk to the average Texan, some people may still think that alternative energy is some sort of hippie mumbo-jumbo, you know. I think there's still a strong movement to continue to drill and continue to find these other sources of oil within the country. -Jesse Metcalfe

There's a big difference between being privileged and being spoilt. My parents always said, 'Spoilt means ruined, and you're not ruined, just incredibly fortunate.' -Tamara Ecclestone

My dogs are spoilt for sure. They are pampered pooches. But I love them so much! I guess all dogs need to be washed, but maybe blueberry facials aren't essential. It's quite fun, though. You want to give your children everything; I don't have children, so I want my dogs to have a good life. -Tamara Ecclestone

I came to New York and started doing stand-up and improv, and started auditioning for commercials and voiceovers and stuff. My first job was on a pilot of that prank show called 'Boiling Points' on MTV. -Nick Kroll

The short story is an imploding universe. It has all the boil of energy inside it. A novel has shrapnel going all over the place. You can have a mistake in a novel. A short story has to be perfect. -Colum McCann

I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background. -Billy Childish

The grief of losing my father has come in waves over the years, as it does with most people. His love and devotion as a father provided my closest, most intimate relationship. Dad, and our time together, is in my bones. While reflecting on him, the memories themselves seem to boil down into certain 'essences of Dad.' -Jennifer Grant

All athletes speak about the mental element of athletics, and it usually boils down to the same thing: if you can remove your ego from the game, you can function with much more clarity and you are more likely to succeed. Wouldn't it be interesting if we all began speaking about the mental element of our lives in this way? -Garth Stein

I eat nothing that's processed or refined – no high-fructose corn syrup, no sugar, no trans-fats. I eat a lot of fish and monounsaturated fats from olives, olive oil and nuts. A lot of organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. No bread. No gluten. No wheat. No rice. -Dean Karnazes

His head was boiled, impaled upon a pole and raised above London Bridge. So ended the life of Thomas More, one of the few Londoners upon whom sainthood has been conferred and the first English layman to be beatified as a martyr. -Peter Ackroyd

I'm running for president because I've had enough of the oil barons, the status-quo apologists, the special-interest lobbyists running amok. -Dick Gephardt

Delayed energy projects and regulatory hurdles to domestic oil production not only cost the United States economy billions of dollars and millions of jobs, but they also stand in the way of an elusive goal: true American energy security. -John Hoeven

We have the resources and technology to produce more energy than we consume and break our long-standing dependence on foreign sources of oil. All we need is the will. In fact, there's a path to follow, one that North Dakota blazed over the last decade by building a comprehensive energy plan we called Empower North Dakota. -John Hoeven

Since 2006, we have surpassed Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California in oil production to become the second largest oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas. In 2012, North Dakota produced more than 245 million barrels of oil and provided nearly 11 percent of all U.S. output. -John Hoeven

The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada's Pacific Coast. -John Hoeven

The Keystone XL project has built strong safety measures into its design with the newest technology. Additionally, 80 percent of the new Canadian oil sands are being developed 'in situ,' meaning, it has a similar carbon footprint and emissions as conventional oil wells. -John Hoeven

I am who I am. In politics when you treat people well and they know you're honest, straight and sincere, I think it's an advantage. Just because somebody comes from a hard-boiled political culture doesn't make him a good U.S. senator. -Joseph M. Kyrillos

Carl Icahn told me to stay away from airlines. In good times, the unions take away the profits, and in bad times, the cost of oil kills you. -Mian Muhammad Mansha

I've never owned a pair of jeans, but I had a fantastic denim boiler-suit and it got a lot of wearing. -Quentin Bryce

Sadly, in the name of progress, we have polluted the air, water, soil and the food we eat. -Radhanath Swami

My parents' selfless affection and dedication nourished and prepared me to receive the love of my guru or spiritual father, Swami Prabhupada. My parents prepared the soil in which my guru sowed the seeds of his compassion. -Radhanath Swami

Our main source of economy is agriculture. What we should do is to use the oil money that we have today to re-fuel agriculture. And so agriculture will be the backbone of the economy of South Sudan. -Salva Kiir Mayardit

Disruption to the flow of oil through the Straits of Hormuz would threaten regional and global economic growth. Any attempt by Iran to close the Straits would be illegal and unsuccessful. -Philip Hammond

I was perhaps about 10 years old when a local farmer rang us up to say he had found a young badger and would we take it in. So we did; it was a female called Bessy and she lived in the boiler room. She was extremely intelligent, had a very low opinion of cats but loved the dogs. She was pretty well trained; she went in the car. -Owen Paterson

Although oil is a commodity, it's still not a commodity like coffee, which, thank God, we will have with us always. At some point the oil will run out. -James Surowiecki

The oil market is especially sensitive even to a hint of expansion or contraction in supply. -James Surowiecki

Lower oil prices won't, by themselves, topple the mullahs in Iran. But it's significant that, historically, when oil prices have been low, Iranian reformers have been ascendant and radicals relatively subdued, and vice versa when prices have been high. -James Surowiecki

Unlike fuel-economy standards, the most common method of reducing demand for oil over the past thirty years, a gas tax doesn't tell people what kind of car to drive. It simply raises the price of gasoline and lets people adjust their behavior accordingly. -James Surowiecki

I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger. -Jeremy Clarkson

Most crime fiction, no matter how 'hard-boiled' or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics. -John Banville

You know, I've been to some superstars' houses, and I've been really disgusted when I see their platinum discs hanging in the toilet. They're just there on the walls glaring at you when you're trying to be occupied with other things. -John Lydon

I've always liked police-blotter kind of writing, or the writing of a policeman, right to the point and hardboiled. That's how I see at least the prose elements of scriptwriting. -Jonathan Ames

I am a big fan of long drop, composting toilets – I like the cycle of using waste. When you have experienced one and seen what comes out of the bottom, it is amazing stuff. It's the most beautiful, driest, sweet-smelling compost. -Kevin McCloud

Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters. -Khaled Hosseini

Empty space is a boiling, bubbling brew of virtual particles that pop in and out of existence in a time scale so short that you can't even measure them. -Lawrence M. Krauss

The '50s in general are written off as a boring decade following the turmoil of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath – the postwar Labour government, the cold war, the arrival of the New Look in fashion, etc. But I remember it as a very exciting time – a pioneering, rule-breaking time, especially for the young. -Lynne Reid Banks

Faffing is good. It is an important part of life. Faffing is when we disconnect from the matrix and idle for a while, like a car. Our body and spirit know deep down that human beings were not made for constant toil so subconsciously creates space through the mechanism of faffing. -Tom Hodgkinson

The oil dinosaurs want to win so badly in my home state because what happens here matters everywhere. The nation often follows where California goes. -Rebecca Solnit

I especially love all the instruments of art: inks, pens, paintbrushes, watercolors and oils, fine papers and canvases, and although I love to mess around with these tools and objects, I have minimal artistic skills. -Sharon Creech

There's a lot of rudeness and sullen behavior and kids that are very entitled and spoiled, just buy me more stuff. I didn't want to raise kids like that. -Amy Chua

Kids raised to be pampered and spoiled don't really end up being good leaders. Leaders need to be independent minded and confident. -Amy Chua

The winter period between September and March in this country, when land sits fallow and is subject to topsoil loss, we could be enriching the soil and growing all the biomass we need to replace imported gasoline. -Vinod Khosla

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