Best Quotes About Paris

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake. -Erich Fromm

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. -Elizabeth Fishel

The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever. -John Gunther

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. -Francis Bacon

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art. -Wallace Stevens

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. -Stendhal

Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. -Gerald Jampolsky

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. -Albert Pike

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison. -Mahatma Gandhi

It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison. -Ashley Montagu

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. -Theodore Roosevelt

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. -Karl Marx

Our political differences, no matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions. -John McCain

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison. -Claude Vorilhon

I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy. -Andrew Greeley

I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I'm most passionate about, pale by comparison. -Benjamin Bratt

Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions. -Sunil Gavaskar

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt. -Robert Blair

How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons. -Tim Roth

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison. -Derek Bailey

Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison. I am near, too near for him to dream of me. -Wislawa Szymborska

That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point. -Edward Tufte

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. -Yuan T. Lee

There's always going to be comparisons, and that's unavoidable. There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with Magician and have gone downhill since. -Raymond E. Feist

All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire. -Donald Kagan

If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45, and it's a much smaller country. In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed. -Richard Rogers

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them, with those links themselves valued by the number of links to their page of origin. -Michael Shermer

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions. -Michael K. Powell

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens. -Nicolaus Copernicus

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

There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas – the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform. -Edward Thorndike

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

But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked. -Michael Behe

I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches. -Sachin Tendulkar

I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to 'ER' were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case. -Adam Arkin

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words. -Felix Mendelssohn

Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect. -Richard Morris

The pastor of a parish will typically have no education in the chant or in music, and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door. -Richard Morris

We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can't, because there's no comparison. Her album's okay. I don't think she's the best singer on Earth, but she's okay. -Melanie Chisholm

I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater, and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a biological scientist of some sort, pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison. -Jonathan Miller

In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth. -Albert Bushnell Hart

Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish. -Gilbert White

The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds. -Gilbert White

The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district. -Gilbert White

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five. I compared their articulation of wall surfaces, which I enjoyed very much. -Parker Stevenson

It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood. -Hu Shih

In America and in most of the industrialized world, men are coming to be thought of by feminists in very much the same way that Jews were thought of by early Nazis. The comparison is overwhelmingly scary. -Warren Farrell

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. -Robert Delaunay

Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20's, but the high cost of today's living and taxes takes a huge bite out of these salaries. -Pola Negri

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison. -Erykah Badu

Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population. -Edward Sapir

If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute a caesura in world history, it must be able to stand comparison to other events of world historical impact. -Jurgen Habermas

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory. -Giacomo Casanova

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception. -Pierre Schaeffer

The very special place that a language occupies among institutions is undeniable, but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would tend rather to bring out the differences. -Ferdinand de Saussure

Yes, I was a parish priest for five years. I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol and the Vicar of a village in Kent. -John Polkinghorne

Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself! -Johannes Tauler

But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves and even the lowest class of European free labourers, for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish. -Fanny Kemble

Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power. -Maimonides

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors! -Nellie Bly

I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young. -David Guterson

The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale in comparison with what is going on in Washington today. -Marty Meehan

My brothers went to the parish school, one of the best in the county. -Catherine Helen Spence

I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre. -Steven Chu

A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement. -Francis Crick

No man is happy but by comparison. -Thomas Shadwell

But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor. -Donald Johanson

Life – and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison – is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal. -Neil Gaiman

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison. -Jerry Garcia

I worked at NBC and MTV for two years, and it was very interesting to see the comparisons of audiences and the way that I would have to present a story to the two different places. -Tabitha Soren

People will always make comparisons. -Don DeLillo

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom. -Willie Stargell

My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own. -Sandra Day O'Connor

I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded. -Genevieve Gorder

I think comparisons are odious. -John Madden

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest. -Martin Scorsese

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. -Douglas Horton

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience. -Milton Friedman

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned. -Emile Durkheim

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness. -Robert Cecil

Jealousy is the fear of comparison. -Max Frisch

Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations. -Alan Watts

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science. -Samuel Butler

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires. -Dorothy Corkille Briggs

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly. -Thomas Hobbes

Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to. -Paul Pierce

But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent – because everyday fears – like not being approved of – pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children. -Arianna Huffington

I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner. I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone. She enjoys it. I can relate to that. -Katherine Moennig

This nation has been drifting back in comparison with the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education. -Roy Romer

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop. -Glenn Beck

Mumbai is home, so there's no comparison. But then again, New York's a lot like Mumbai, which is why I choose to live there. It's fast, crowded (in a good way), the people are friendly and it's full of color and race, like Mumbai. Unfortunately, the traffic's also just as bad. -Lavrenti Lopes

There is no comparison between the training here and the training in Israel. -Isaac Yeffet

Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over. -Peter T. King

I would never describe Charlotte as a prude – maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn't willing to do the stuff they were doing – and I mean, thank goodness! -Kristin Davis

I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event. But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion. -Fiona Shaw

People are going to make comparisons and they can do that but I'm definitely not going to compare myself to Derek Jeter. -Nomar Garciaparra

I think the attempt to draw a comparison between Iran and Syria is false, misleading and dangerous. -Ehud Olmert

I'm OCD beyond comparison. -Fred Durst

I don't want to be Marilyn Monroe. In many ways, that's a good comparison. Because Marilyn Monroe was a sexpot, all that stuff that I have no interest in. For me, it's much easier to just try to make people laugh than to try to be the hottest thing in the world. -Amanda Bynes

All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you're actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can't do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life. -Brandon Lee

People often say that videogames made by Western developers are somehow different in terms of taste for the players, in comparison with Japanese games. I think that means that the Western developers and Japanese developers, they are good at different fields. -Shigeru Miyamoto

The BBC must never be all about ratings – or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: 'Blue Planet,' 'Walking with Beasts,' 'Son of God,' 'Clocking Off,' 'The Way We Live Now,' 'Conspiracy,' 'Lost World.' -Gavyn Davies

I live on the same block where I grew up. We belong to the same parish where I was baptized. Janesville is that kind of place. -Paul Ryan

For some individuals – some soldiers, some contractors – combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison. -Kathryn Bigelow

It's an unfair comparison because when things are developed in the UK, they're developed at script stage only. -Damian Lewis

It's like you have a child and you think, 'Everything that I've done up until this point is insignificant in comparison to being a father.' It's a beautiful, beautiful thing. -Vin Diesel

You can only really judge yourself in comparison to other people. How bad you are, but you're not as bad as someone else. So it's degrees of losing. -John Cusack

I don't know why, but the older I get the more interested I get in my parents' marriage. And it's interesting to be married yourself, too, because there is an inevitable comparison. -Jhumpa Lahiri

The countries who do the best in international comparisons, whether it's Finland or Japan, Denmark or Singapore, do well because they have professional teachers who are respected, and they also have family and community which support learning. -Howard Gardner

But the only comparison that I want to Lenny Bruce is that I'm funny. I'm Freddie Prinze, Puerto Rican all the way. -Freddie Prinze

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls. -Marilyn Monroe

The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975. -Jonathan Raban

I'm a rapper… Gaga's a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don't get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn't sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can't see the similarities. -Nicki Minaj

Marriage of attraction is a gamble anyway, so you might as well marry into a family that is similar to your own, and make that much less of an adjustment. But the 'love marriage', as it is called, is equally common in India now. But it would be interesting to do a comparison of what would work better. Marriage is hard work, and it is a gamble. -Mira Nair

It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate. -Sloane Crosley

The fact of the matter is that 40 years ago, unless you bought the record, you couldn't hear the music. It was such a narrow track in comparison to today. -Nick Mason

Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison. -Bob Barr

I am trying to do my own thing, but there will always be comparisons, even if I don't agree with them. -Taylor Momsen

I carry my own film guys with me now. People think that's a huge expense, but with technology like it is these days, it's not. You can film videos and everything with a Canon Mark II, and shoot a movie. They're doing it for next to nothing, by comparison. I can do ten videos for a project for the price of one mainstream video in the past. -Ronnie Dunn

The makers of '21 and Over' have been screening it, and I'm getting a lot of comparisons to a young Vince Vaughn. -Miles Teller

Never, never, will I accept, on issues of integrity, comparisons with the Liberal party. -Pauline Marois

Anyone who tries to diss me in comparison to Queen, it just renders all their criticisms completely futile. That's quite pleasurable. -Mika

Comparison is an act of violence against the self. -Iyanla Vanzant

I have never had demands on me as acute as when I was a parish priest. -Justin Welby

A glance at the history of European poetry is enough to inform us that rhyme itself is not indispensable. Latin poetry in the classical age had no use for it, and the kind of Latin poetry that does rhyme – as for instance the medieval 'Carmina Burana' – tends to be somewhat crude stuff in comparison with the classical verse that doesn't. -James Fenton

A married vicar is likely to regard his vocation as a job – a tough and ill-paid one, to be sure – but a priest is seen as a pillar of the community, answerable only to his parishioners and his God, rather than to a wife and children. -Simon Hoggart

I look upon the whole world as my parish. -John Wesley

My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are – how economic virtue differs from political virtue – and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology. -Kurt Bills

There are so many talented young writers named Jonathan, with whom by comparison I suffer terribly. -Jonathan Ames

Let Indian history be set side by side with Europe history with what there is of the latter century by century and let us see whether India need blush at the comparison. -Annie Besant

But I cannot bring myself to believe that I was intended for a musician, because it seems so small a business in comparison with other things which, it seems to me, I might do. Question here: 'What is the province of music in the economy of the world?' -Sidney Lanier

Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don't make much sense. -Viggo Mortensen

We live in a world of communication – everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don't just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It's the crime of humiliation. -Zygmunt Bauman

Anyone who was tempted to draw comparisons between my father's 'Dave Robicheaux' series and my first book quickly gave up. -Alafair Burke

If I were related to Monet, I don't know if I would be comfortable becoming an artist because it's too much, the comparison. If I wrote a book and put it out, the comparison to my great-grandfather, the comparison would be hilarious. Every critic, it would be their dream, they'd tear me apart. -Dree Hemingway

Picabia is a very old painter who some people try to connect me to, but I refuse such comparisons very well. -Sigmar Polke

Sunday afternoons at a parish center – or a community center – is familiar territory for me. -Denis McDonough

Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous. -Haile Selassie

Once in my childhood I had been eager to learn Irish; I thought to get leave to take lessons from an old Scripture-reader who spent a part of his time in the parish of Killinane, teaching such scholars as he could find to read their own language in the hope that they might turn to the only book then being printed in Irish, the Bible. -Lady Gregory

Within NASA, the shuttle is perhaps the least-groundbreaking project. Recall that Apollo was about creating brand-new technologies that did something unprecedented – putting men on the moon. The shuttle is, by comparison, a relic designed to make going into orbit routine. -Nathan Myhrvold

Anybody who can afford a box of business cards can afford a Web site. Any company with an 800 number can move its services to the Web for peanuts by comparison. The extreme case of corporate promotion is to strip away all other aspects of your business and sell goods or services via the Net alone, as amazon.com has done with books. -Nathan Myhrvold

For me, graffiti and the complexities with which it is either absorbed or expelled from what is going on, is a really good comparison to the way I see my work being similarly expelled or absorbed into different types of discourse. -Richard Phillips

I am very much looking forward to being a parish priest. -David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

I have always hoped that it might be possible to conclude my ministry as I had begun it, as a parish priest, and this I believe to be the call of God. -David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

In most schools, we measure children on what they know. By and large, they have to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. Because measuring the results of rote learning is easy, rote prevails. What kids know is just not important in comparison with whether they can think. -Sugata Mitra

The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on Earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping. -George Muller

Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons. -Emile Durkheim

A duty is to be chosen from what is virtuous, and from what is useful, and also from the comparison of the two, one with the other; but nothing is recognized by Christians as virtuous or useful which is not helpful to the future life. -Saint Ambrose

I'm an electronic guy, I'm a freak for electronic music but real instruments, the dynamic range of it, and the emotions, there's no comparison. -Armin van Buuren

There's no comparison between NPR and the propaganda that you hear from Rush or from Sean Hannity, the news movement conservatives that are just laying out, slathering out the disinformation and the lies, as I discuss in my book, 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.' -Al Franken

I'm a New Yorker now, and believe me, there's no comparison between the Big Apple and Kalamazoo, no similarity at all. New York City's hectic, always in fast-forward, and Kalamazoo's more laid-back, smaller, slower. -Derek Jeter

I believe that for lots of churches and religious institutions, their main focus on the development of faith among parishioners needs to spread to the community. -Geoffrey Canada

Cultural comparisons are good because they can tell you about what's similar, but also sometimes they make it easier to see obvious differences. -Jan Chipchase

I've never wanted to get adjusted to my income, because I knew I wanted to go back to public service. And in comparison to what my mother earns and how I was raised, it's not modest at all. I have no right to complain. -Sonia Sotomayor

For those of us who spent our careers competing with David Broder, the hardest thing to abide was the inevitable comparison. If someone said Jack Germond – or Jules Witcover or Walter Mears or whoever – 'is a pretty good political reporter,' the default response would be, 'but he's no David Broder.' -Jack Germond

I'm the same kid who used to hop the trains with headphones and just go to downtown Manhattan, walk around and listen to music or walk through the city. The fame restricts that. It's a small complaint in comparison to the benefits I get from it, but the restrictive part is what I don't like – and the fact that it's not reversible. -J. Cole

I always imagine the world and myself above it and how minute one negative person's voice is in comparison to the amount of people that are in the world. -Jessie J

I am completely fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales because we're raised as little girls to think that we're a princess and that Prince Charming is going to sweep us off our feet. -Taylor Swift

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence. -George Steiner

Apple makes really good products, and Samsung makes really good products. It's really a two-horse race. Where I think Apple is exposed: the price points of Apple's products are just so high by comparison with Samsung's. -John Sculley

Nothing's harder than writing. There's no comparison. With directing, you can bounce a lot of ideas around. There's tremendous support – you've got editors and sound mixers. With writing, it's all you, and it's just crippling when people tear up your pages. -Sylvester Stallone

I think readers are always patient. Look at the 'Harry Potter' series. Some have given up on this generation of kids as game and TV addicts, but lots of people spend lots of time patiently reading through hundreds of pages of dense prose. I think reading a comic by comparison is a lot more immediate. -Dave Gibbons

I've written something like 17 novels, which isn't bad, I suppose, but my father wrote 120 books, my mother 40. In comparison, I'm lazy. -Deborah Moggach

I would love it if we made more comparisons between current issues and issues of the past. Maybe we'd realize that sometimes 'current issues' and 'past issues' are one and the same. Our world's people still fight over natural resources, kill in the name of religion, occupy regions and give them up – just as we did 'so long ago.' -Adora Svitak

Nature hasn't gone anywhere. It is all around us, all the planets, galaxies and so on. We are nothing in comparison. -Bjork

Everywhere you look for comparisons of life under anarchy and life under government, life under government is less violent. -Steven Pinker

With film, you have very limited tools to convey subjectivity – voiceover, the camera's point of view, good acting – but even the very best actor in the world is crude by comparison with what you can do in a written paragraph. -William Boyd

The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison. -Virat Kohli

I think that, by comparison with $2,000 bottles of grand cru Burgundies, first-rate barolos, which sell for under $100, are undervalued ten-fold. -Joe Bastianich

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well. -Henry Rollins

Boys can just wear a suit on the red carpet and that's fine, but for girls it's all about the way you look, and there are constant comparisons. -Maisie Williams

It is fair to say the New Testament is the most ethically sophisticated of the great scriptures; the proper comparison for the Qur'an is with the Old Testament – against which it holds its own. -Sebastian Faulks

I really hope everyone who saw 'Twilight' sees 'Warm Bodies,' but at the same time… I don't resent the comparison on a level of quality because I don't judge other movies like that. Now that I make movies, I see how hard it is to do everything. I pretty much love all movies. -Jonathan Levine

People often refer to bygone days as a simpler time. Perhaps, more accurately, my grandparents' generation focused better on what mattered. Traffic jams and minor quibbles with my husband Daniel pale in comparison with the worries that were faced on the home front and battlefield during the Second World War. -Kristina McMorris

Machismo requires Latin blood. I'd say I never experienced machismo up close until I worked in a French office; the typical Wall Street gunner has the soul of a coffee filter in comparison. -Rosecrans Baldwin

I think most couples drift apart because of comparisons. Unfortunately, in our society a perfect match is when the man is more successful than the woman. -Sonam Kapoor

I feel really blessed when people start comparing me with Sachin, but I keep myself focused on my performance and not on such comparisons. I literally worship him, so I don't see too much in this comparison. No cricketer has been able to score one hundred centuries like Sachin. -Virat Kohli

Everyone tries to compare cooks to rock stars. I see more comparisons to the fashion world. -David Chang

You were part of a parish life. It was a great community to grow up in. I just was impressed by our parish priests. After a while, I began to think maybe I could do that. -Donald Wuerl

At the parish level, where the church lives and moves and breathes, that's where we need to be engaging our people much more in understanding the Word of God… the Word of God reflected in the traditional teaching of the church, the Word of God reflected in the scriptures, is as much a part of their lives as anything else. -Donald Wuerl

Comparison is a thug that robs your joy. But it's even more than that – Comparison makes you a thug who beats down somebody – or your soul. -Ann Voskamp

I applied for funding to embark on an overseas field trip in Iceland, and spent six weeks there happily holed up in the national archives, museums and libraries, sifting through ministerial and parish records, censuses, maps, microfilm, logs, and local histories. -Hannah Kent

The British Museum was founded with a civic purpose: to allow the citizen, through reasoned inquiry and comparison, to resist the certainties that endanger free society and are still among the greatest threats to our liberty. -Neil MacGregor

I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate. -Jack Canfield

It's funny, because when I went down to the combine for the interviews with teams, Charles Haley is the name that came up a lot as a comparison to the way I play. A lot of people said that I reminded them of him, and that's a great honor. -Justin Tuck

I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him. -Lleyton Hewitt

In Hollywood, there is no bigger commitment you can make than to a TV series. Even marriages pale in comparison. Marriages don't require signing iron-clad multiyear contracts. At least, most first marriages don't. -Carlton Cuse

I think no-one was surprised to hear that Janis Joplin was dead. She seemed to be living up all of her energy that she had to give in just a few years. Now you listen to covers of her songs by various women, and it's pale in comparison. -Michael Wadleigh

I value all things as nothing in comparison with having the spirit of God to guide me. -Heber J. Grant

I found the iPad to be too large and heavy to use comfortably in casual situations (like reading in bed, for example), and too limited to use as a replacement for my laptop. By comparison, the Nexus 7 is just the right size for use anywhere – it's very similar in size to my daughter's Kindle Fire, but lighter. -John Battelle

I'm a huge fan of 'The Odd Couple,' yes, and any comparisons to Tony Randall and or Jack Lemmon are completely welcome. I kind of try to channel those guys, and then add my own neuroses, too. -David Alan Basche

It's definitely longer than the buzz cut you see most of the time in the federal government. I would pale in comparison to rock and rollers with my haircut. I would be a lightweight. -Bart Chilton

The challenges I face in the studio pale in comparison to when I'm out in nature. -Michael Muller

That's nice, to be compared to Joanna Lumley. She played my mother once in 'Ella Enchanted.' I was one of the ugly sisters, and she was the stepmother, so that was great. I'll take that comparison, thank you. -Lucy Punch

I've always been an entertainer all my life; I come from a family of entertainers. I always made, very pretentiously, a comparison with Agatha Christie. Her inspiration was crime, and I'm sure she must have taken courses or read about crime, because it was the basis of her stories. But ultimately, it was her own fantasy. -Isabella Rossellini

We have never considered our brand superior or inferior to any other one, and we have never spoken about our work in comparison to anyone else's. We are ourselves; we have never had the presumption to please everyone, but we believe in the utmost liberty to express oneself. -Domenico Dolce

My goal in any show is to make people laugh. That's the No. 1 thing. Everything else pales in comparison to that. -Jeff Dunham

Only Jesus has prophecies made hundreds of years in advance made literally true. Only He did miracles; only His immediate followers claimed He died and rose from the dead, so in comparison, He comes out superior to other great religious leaders. -Norman Geisler

In my love-challenged condition, seeing a difficulty for someone else can leave me feeling a little more smug or superior-by-comparison. -John Ortberg

I like to think I'm pretty close in comparison to Aaron Rodgers. He's very athletic and gets the ball out quickly. He's very knowledgeable of the game, controls the offense totally, and that's something I try to do. Just know the offense inside and out. -Jimmy Garoppolo

T.V. found me. I was offered jobs. It came in handy when I started having babies. Just one night's work, and then I could go home. I loved 'Surprise Surprise', but it was hard work. 'Blind Date' was a doddle by comparison. -Cilla Black

Comparison is a disease. I never felt any competition, since I never compared myself to others. I only focus on my work. I never feel pressurised and do films in my style. Also, I'm very active since childhood, and that gives me the edge to always put my best. -Ravi Teja

The Asian brand, which I admire for having become a global success, is Samsung. In comparison, we're just starting, but I believe that we at Uniqlo will be the next Asian brand to do well globally. -Tadashi Yanai

Some 'Terminator' fans are outraged that I'm playing Sarah Connor. They think I'm not muscly enough. To be honest, I'm a little tired of the comparisons to Linda Hamilton. I know she will always be the original Sarah Connor, but when people see what I bring to the role, they will look at her with new eyes. -Lena Headey

My father is my father, and I am me. I have the advantage of this honest comparison, quiet, and the opportunity to share in his profession. -Adriano Giannini

A movie is a filmed rehearsal in a way. The audience doesn't know that because you're taking out the things that don't work. There's no comparison to the theater because it's live. But making a movie is just as challenging and exciting, I find. A movie is pure process. The theater is the result of process. -Peter Riegert

The minority of Mexicans who are aware of their own selves do not make up a closed or unchanging class. They are the only active group, in comparison with the Indian-Spanish inertia of the rest, and ever day they are shaping the country more and more into their own image. -Octavio Paz

Acting is all I've ever done, and I've nothing else to make comparisons with when anyone asks me whether I've ever wanted anything else out of life. It's given me enough satisfaction so that I haven't wanted or had to look for anything else. -Robert Preston

I am told the Cheney-Bush team dislikes their junta being compared to the Nazis. If they ceased behaving like Nazis, no comparison would come to mind. -Gore Vidal

As the daughter of two teachers with first-class degrees, I'd always seen myself as a duffer by comparison. -Mary Quant

The one thing I loved so much about making 'Pitch Perfect 2' – especially in comparison to a movie like 'Ten Thousand Saints' – is you can go and be yourself, and you just know that all your weirdness and craziness and imperfections are completely embraced and accepted. -Hailee Steinfeld

YouTube clips get millions, billions of hits. Reality TV programs have their own channels. How can movies attempt to compete with these kinds of numbers? And do we even need to? Are we scaring ourselves by unnecessary comparisons, by not comparing apples with apples? -Alison Owen

Back in 1948, a monomaniac called Korczak resolved to impose Crazy Horse's likeness upon a mountain. It took 50 years to complete the head, which measures 90ft from crown to chin. By comparison, the four presidents at Mt Rushmore seem modest. -Clive Sinclair

The reality, for me at least, is that the finest recreation of a paper game, played on computer, pales in comparison with the actual, face-to-face experience. -Warren Spector

Here we are, worrying about whether we're thin enough or whether our bottom looks too big in this pair of trousers or even whether or not I should wear a hat – does it really matter in comparison to the important things that are going on in the world? -Cherie Blair

Lift others and yourself as you rise above this mess of comparison. Thank God for those who embraced their true selves and gave us gifts that only they could give: from Steve Jobs to Michael Jackson to Ray Charles to Mark Twain. There are so many more, and the list goes on. -Grace Gealey

There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have real snakes, mountain lions, bears; we only have adders, and they're more frightened of us than we are of them. -Jim Crace

VisiCalc and WordPerfect were the killer apps of their day, but Google and Facebook make them look small in comparison. -Astro Teller

Sometimes people wonder why aeroplanes are so cheap and rockets are so expensive. Even the most superficial comparison shows one obvious difference: aeroplane engines use outside air to burn their fuel, while rockets have to carry their own oxidisers along. -Henry Spencer

We are all losers in comparison to Malala Yousafzai. But we are not all geniuses. Like me. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

'Psycho' is probably the best known example of a horror film whose exclusive sound was strings, and since then, it's been hard to avoid that. The minute you have strings as your primary voice, the comparisons are always made. -Christopher Young

Francis seems familiar because Catholics have already known him in the Vatican II priests who have been their pastors and sacramental ministers over the years since that council brought new life to an old church. Catholics have known him in the bishops and priests who brought the spirit of the council to their dioceses and parishes. -Eugene Kennedy

People hear a powerful female singer in a rock and roll band, and they say, 'Janis Joplin.' I think people just make that comparison because it's easy. But I don't think I sound like her at all. -Brittany Howard

I am a passionate reader, having been tutored very early by my mother. I avidly devoured all books on chemistry that I could find. Formal chemistry at school seemed boring by comparison, and my performance was routine. In contrast, I did spectacularly well in mathematics and sailed through classes and exams with ease. -Richard J. Roberts

I think the main thing you measure your success by is what you do in comparison to your opposition. If you're in an industry where you're the leader, then you're performing very well. -Gerry Harvey

The moral and political principles that govern men are derived from three sources: revelation, natural law, and the artificial conventions of society. With regard to its main purpose, there is no comparison between the first and the others; but all three are alike in that they all lead towards happiness in this mortal life. -Cesare Beccaria

At a time when many churches throughout the world are experiencing significant decreases in numbers, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – though small in comparison with many others – is one of the fastest growing churches in the world. As of September 2013, the Church has more than 15 million members around the world. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I like the way that psychological extremity can illuminate more 'normal' characters by forcing a comparison. -Antonya Nelson

Making people laugh is so much more difficult than making them sad. Too much fiction defaults to the somber, the tragic. This is because sad endings are easy in comparison – happy endings aren't at all simple to earn, especially when writing to an audience jaded by them. -Stephen Graham Jones

I love Kelly Clarkson's message, and I've heard comparisons to P!nk. -Rachel Platten

Humorous writing is often thought of as substandard in comparison to work with a more dramatic or tragic intent. I don't know what to say to this except that I disagree wholeheartedly. -Patrick deWitt

Should the time come when the county family will be taken away, then the parish will feel for some time like a mouth from which a molar has been drawn – there will be a vacancy that will cause unrest and discomfort. -Sabine Baring-Gould

I've got more in common with a three-toed sloth than I have with Winston Churchill. There is no easy comparison with any modern politician. The more you read about him, the more completely amazed you are about what he did – his energy, his literary fecundity, his ability to work – just unbelievable energy. -Boris Johnson

The Catholic Church is a weird church. Much mysticism is sown broadspread from its ritual mysteries till it extends into the very lives of its constituents and parishoners. -Jack Kerouac

I have published a proclamation: 'Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us.' I have ordered all citizens to return to their parishes to enjoy the benefits of this general amnesty. -Toussaint Louverture

If the whole earth is infinitely small in comparison with the sphere of the stars, what is man compared with all these created beings! -Maimonides

The easier question might be, 'What isn't Alibaba?' The company is only 15 years old, but it has gotten so big over that timeframe that it basically touches every single part of the Chinese economy. I think the simplest comparison to draw is that it is like eBay and Amazon combined. -Kayla Tausche

I think comparisons are very on the surface. If I sing, like, 'Park Bench People,' and there's kind of a social undertone, people will say I sound like Gil Scott-Heron. But for me, the more insightful comparison would be a Roberta Flack or Nina Simone – people who really mix different genres of music. -Jose James

It is easy to fall into despair thinking about all that is wrong with the world. The joys seems so small in comparison. Internet videos of cats riding Roombas just can't compete with a father talking about how his dead 13-year-old son had wanted to be a pilot. -Donna Brazile

At no point do I ever remember taking religion very seriously or even feeling that the biblical stories were any different from fairy stories. Certainly, none of it made any sense. By comparison, the world in which I lived, though I might not always understand it in all aspects, always made a lot of sense. -Harry Kroto

Maryland's different than Virginia. Maryland has certain advantages that Virginia doesn't have and certain disadvantages… We should just worry about ourselves and not worry about comparisons. -John Delaney

There's absolutely no comparisons to me or anyone else to Willie Mays. Willie Mays, he's the greatest baseball player of all time. -Alex Rodriguez

In history books, or the one about the guy who cut his hand off to get out of a canyon in Utah, you really want them to be accurate. But my stuff is such small beer by comparison. -Geoff Dyer

By comparison, 'The Secret Agent' is not especially prescient about terrorism, certainly not technically. The Professor was a stock figure of Edwardian fiction, and his dreams of mass destruction were nothing ahead of their time. Many novels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved plots far more deadly. -Tom Reiss

A villain can be stylish, and his actions don't have to be explained. Heroes are boring in comparison, even anti-heroes, as there's always a justification for their bad actions. -Dhanush

In the life of our organism, we are continually dealing with a development of force followed by a state of equilibrium. Of course, the human being has no conscious knowledge of what is really going on within him, but what takes place is so infinitely wise that the cleverness of the human ego is nothing by comparison. -Rudolf Steiner

Vice, by comparison with terrible accidents, has its own peculiar explanation. For, in a way, it does occur in accordance with the rationale of nature, and its occurrence is not, so to speak, useless in relation to the whole world. For otherwise, the good would not exist, either. -Chrysippus

I do not believe in a universal religion any more than I believe in a universal language. My feeling is that people have to make their own religion as they have to make their arts and their parishes, and that they must find their own salvation; the salvation mongers are of not much avail. -George A. Moore

I think she's so cool, but I personally don't think I sound like Rihanna! But when I first released my music, I did get that comparison a lot. I never really thought about that, but it's a good thing. She's awesome. -Zara Larsson

I'm Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He's Tony Gonzalez. He's the best tight end to ever play the game. So that's a real strong comparison. I'm just going to do my job and leave the comparisons up to the coaches and the media. -Austin Seferian-Jenkins

When you discuss your steel industry with China you are credible because you are part of the E.U., not because you are just U.K. You will be completely killed otherwise. You will never be in the situation to negotiate face to face with the Chinese because your domestic market is not relevant for the Chinese in comparison with their domestic market. -Emmanuel Macron

Before Missy, there was no comparison to what Missy was doing. -Missy Elliott

When you think of Missy, you can't say, 'Missy reminded me of someone else.' There was no Missy comparison before. -Missy Elliott

We direct the destinies of a mighty continent. Our resources are unlimited: our means unbounded. If we be true to ourselves, the glory of other nations, in comparison to ours, shall resemble but a tale from the days of chivalry. -John Tyler

It is very important for a priest, in the parish itself, to see how people trust in him and to experience, in addition to their trust, also their generosity in pardoning his weaknesses. -Pope Benedict XVI

I have more of an identity with Cowher than I do Tomlin. I knew Cowher when he came over from Kansas City as a defensive coordinator, and his teams were tough. Tomlin came in from Minnesota, and I didn't know anything about him. So maybe it's unfair for me to make the comparison. -Terry Bradshaw

After adjusting for inflation, the average income of the top 5% of households grew by 38% from 1989 to 2013. By comparison, the average real income of the other 95% of households grew less than 10%. -Janet Yellen

I'd never read 'Prince Caspian'. I watched it and loved that film. Everybody was talking about its lack of success; its relative success in comparison to the other film. It's a great film. It deserved to do a lot better than it did. It's very difficult to make a film that will match up to the first. -Will Poulter

For the exploitation of human greed, they have devised comparison and competition. Right from childhood on, we are indoctrinated to compare and compete, and there is a word, a phrase: 'free and fair competition.' -Lobsang Tenzin

Holocaust denial, once the preserve of fringe conspiracy theorists, has mutated into Holocaust obfuscation, equivocation, and specious comparison on a larger scale than ever. -Ephraim Mirvis

How little do we discover in comparison of those things which now are and forever will be hidden from our sight? The whole of which I am fully persuaded no one will ever be able to dive into, and to explain their causes and effects. -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

In terms of freedom, America doesn't invite any comparison to Russia. It would be silly to make one. Every line that I care to write, I can have printed. There is no point to even talk about degrees. -Joseph Brodsky

We are going to see a burst of creativity that will make the Renaissance pale in comparison. -Marilyn Ferguson

Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. We're very different. I wouldn't make that comparison at all, and I don't mean to disrespect Madonna: she's a nice lady, and she's had a fantastic, huge career – biggest pop star of all time. -Lady Gaga

Hillary herself has said that before it was called Obamacare, it was called Hillarycare. She probably isn't so happy with that comparison now, is she? -Milo Yiannopoulos

Critics say that Fox News leans right, but the truth is, it's more centrist – it just looks right-wing in comparison to the other news outlets. -Steve Bannon

I enjoy doing action a lot more because my films have a sense of violence. That's because I have a broad structure, and if I hit someone, it looks believable. Maybe my contemporaries are meeker-looking in comparison. -Arjun Kapoor

Whenever a dope artist comes out of nowhere, the first thing you do is try and compare it to stuff until you realise that that artist is just them, and eventually those comparisons will stop. -Bryson Tiller

Things hurt me just as much as anyone else. My insecurities, failures. I'm vulnerable to comparisons. -Diane Lane

Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure! -William Lloyd Garrison

How is Maggie Rowe compensating for her decision to not have a child? Is what she is doing instead enough to justify that decision? What is she doing instead, and why can't she be better at it? What's keeping her from getting a better overall existence score in comparison to an arbitrary sampling of other human beings? -Maggie Rowe

A comparison of the average professional baseball salary to the national average salary over the last one hundred years shows that for the first fifty years, 1920-1970, baseball players held a steady multiple of about 3.4 times the national average income. -Douglas Brunt

I'm not a Pat Benatar clone. I wish people would forget about that comparison. -Patty Smyth

President Obama's achievements and failures must be evaluated by comparison to those chief executives who have come before him and not be measured against the prophetically moral voice of Martin Luther King Jr. -David Garrow

We typically don't talk about something until we are about to ship. Not just for AI, but for anything: the comparison is generally what we are shipping compared to what someone else is talking about that is going to happen sometime in the future. A lot of people sell futures, I guess, is the way to think about it. -Tim Cook

When you get into comparisons in any way of, 'we want it to be like this' or 'we don't want it to be like this,' it takes away from the authenticity of what you're trying to say and what you're trying to make. -Ari Graynor

Facebook is like the Internet: a large company and an application. Bitcoin is a protocol for decentralisation, so you could build a decentralised company on top of it, a stock market. It's an Internet of ownership, so it's not quite a direct comparison. -Tyler Winklevoss

Any comparison to a WWE legend or someone I've looked up to is really cool, but make no mistake about it, my ego is too big to want to be a really good replica of someone else! -Dolph Ziggler

Every reality show plot pales in comparison to our history. -Rachel Skarsten

Progressive changed the industry when we introduced our Comparison Rater Experience and showed you auto rates of other companies next to our own – even if our rates weren't the lowest. That level of transparency was unprecedented. -Tricia Griffith

You're always going to get comparisons. Everybody comes out and says, 'He's the next so and so,' or, 'He reminds me of so and so.' I have so many influences and stuff in my brain, who knows what's going to pop in and come out. -Dean Ambrose

So writing stories is not easier in comparison to the playwriting or translation; the stories are easier in league with them. -Nathan Englander

I spent the summers of 1984 and 1985 as an associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church, the poorest parish in the Los Angeles archdiocese. In 1986, I became pastor of the church. -Greg Boyle

For me, maybe, in comparison with other cosmonauts who were inspired by the Sputnik launch or Yuri Gagarin launch, I think I'm cosmonaut of another generation. For me, the spaceflights were sort of a common thing. -Sergey Volkov

You can't make a direct comparison between middle-class African Americans and middle-class white Americans, affluent African Americans and affluent white Americans. The amount of wealth tends to be less. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

When I heard that 'Roots' was being remade, my first response was, 'Seriously?' I was a bit skeptical. Then I had an audition in early 2015. I didn't know how to feel about it. I was a little scared of the responsibility of telling the story again with the weight of the first one behind me – I was scared of comparisons. -Malachi Kirby

In comparison to other women in the world, perhaps I'm seen as smaller. But I've never had a problem thinking of myself as a large woman. -Frances McDormand

If you make rock music with guitars in it, the Radiohead comparison is inevitable. -Bryce Dessner

When I write about Mickey Haller as the Lincoln lawyer, I totally see Matthew McConaughey because he took that character when that character was still fairly new to me – only two or three years old – when I knew McConaughey was going to play him. He's also the same age, the right age, in comparison to the book. -Michael Connelly

I know there'll be comparisons, but I consider it an honor to be compared to Audrey Hepburn. She's a legend. -Catherine Oxenberg

There is no comparison between the life of a rock star and an actor. If I could now, I would be a rock star within a blink of an eye. So as far as music is concerned, yeah, I might just go back to it, but don't want to be unfair to it. It requires its proper time and space. -Fawad Khan

Comparison is painful. Don't be cowed by other people's pretty pictures. When you feel unimpressive, or irrelevant, that has nothing to do with what you're actually capable of. -Jennifer Egan

What I do now, when I'm taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they're offering me in comparison to the guy. I don't care about how much I get paid; I'm in an industry where we're overcompensated for the work we do. -Jessica Chastain

I thought I knew what love was before giving birth to my baby, but whatever I had experienced in the past paled in comparison to the utterly unconditional love I immediately felt for the little bundle I now held in my arms. -Linda Thompson

I love the English language, the colors of it, the many, many nuances, the different influences. I find German stilted, in a way, by comparison. -Joachim Frank

I put myself out there, trying to prove that beauty is beyond size. It was risky, sure, but what I risked in terms of personal pride was nothing in comparison to what I was rewarded in terms of personal fulfillment. -Ashley Graham

People like to shy away from comparisons. Personally, I think that's a mistake. Comparisons can be good. People like to compartmentalize things within their own heads, and helping them do that can actually be a positive thing for the brand you're trying to build. -Scooter Braun

Power is not nearly enough for Trump. Power he already possessed, starting with the money his father gave him, which grew into the money he never paid in taxes because he is 'smart.' No: Power and ambition pale in comparison to Trumpbeth's rapacious grab for applause. -Faith Salie

The New Lost City Ramblers are a very good comparison, actually. They really took the music seriously, and we take the music very seriously. But we don't take ourselves seriously at all. -Winston Marshall

People are looking for a way in which their spiritual life can be deepened. They are finding it in some of our Catholic parishes and sometimes not in others, and that opens the door for them to go elsewhere. -Blase J. Cupich

We're not a Church of preservation but rather a Church of proclamation. To achieve this end, we must be open to significant, if not revolutionary, changes in how the Archdiocese with its parishes and ministries is organized, how it's resourced, how it's staffed. -Blase J. Cupich

Stern and critical, my father couldn't accept how feminine and dainty I was in comparison to my rough-and-tumble brother. -Janet Mock

The whole 'grunge-girl' comparisons certainly are the easiest to pick out, and I appreciate that music journalists are rushed. -Mitski

I love who I am. But being a woman competing in a male-dominated sport and always trying to push the envelope as a female athlete, you get a lot of comparisons to men and things like that. -Elana Meyers

To me, serving wasn't uncommon, and my service paled in comparison to so many of my friends who had done so much more. In my world – as a citizen soldier – I was surrounded by other soldiers just doing their jobs. -Jason Kander

There is only one Donald Trump, but people make comparisons because I'm blunt. -Carlos Beruff

When I was younger and played acoustic guitar music, I got a lot of Sheeran comparisons, along with guys like Paolo Nutini and James Morrison. -Jack Garratt

I guess you can't really turn a camera on outside in Texas without getting Terrence Malick comparisons. -David Lowery

Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he's stranded on a desert island in that movie 'Castaway.' It's an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world. -Rachel Simmons

Issues like immigration, police brutality, and other onerous laws put in place by local and state governments are prime avenues for active clergy to work with their parishioners on the issues that affect their daily lives. -Anthea Butler

Many Catholic parishes were segregated prior to the Civil Rights movement, and the first large contingent of African-American Catholic priests would enter into the seminary in the 1920s. -Anthea Butler

My memories of Vatican II center on white parishioners turning away from me when I went to shake their hands at Mass during the sign of peace. -Anthea Butler

'Bloodlight and Bami' is all verite. The director Sophie Fiennes began filming Ms. Jones in the mid-2000s and simply observes her on stage and off. She follows her home to Jamaica, where the diva mellows, almost unconsciously, into a daughter, sister, and parishioner. -Wesley Morris

Yes, I've heard of the 'Mad Men' comparisons, but I like to think 'The Hour' has its own distinctive voice. Although it is set in 1956, I have tried to give it a contemporary edge, and its themes of love, passion, romance, fury, professional jealousy, and personal failure are universal, I think. -Abi Morgan

My parents were educated in the Turkish system and went straight from high school to medical school; my mom, who had skipped a grade, was dissecting corpses at age seventeen. Growing up in America, I think I envied my parents' education. By comparison, everything I did in school seemed so sort of low-stakes and infantilizing. -Elif Batuman

When I went to college, it was so easy. And I worked two jobs while I was in school all the way through; I put myself through school. But working and studying was easy for me because I had worked so hard in high school, studying all the time. Taking only three classes and then working was an easy life in comparison. -Sabaa Tahir

I set out to tell my story, which is based on my family. Dr. Cosby told his story in 'The Cosby Show.' The comparisons stop there in terms of my creation of the show. We just both happen to have black fathers at the center of it. -Kenya Barris

Founded in rebellion against colonial tyranny, our country is naturally suspicious of government intrusion, interference, and snooping. European systems, by comparison, grow out of a tradition of the state providing social benefits for workers that stretches back to Bismarck and Germany in the 1880s. -Jacob Weisberg

UFC is street fighting in a cage. Boxing is a controlled, skilled talent. There's no comparison. -Bernard Hopkins

I love the comparison with Aaliyah and Timbaland, because Aaliyah is a legend, and there is a large cinematic feel to Timbaland's sound, but what I do is different. -SZA

As a fighter, I pay very close attention to the amount of marketing that goes into and around my fights, and I can tell you that you'd be hard pressed to find much that has been done to promote me outside of 'TUF 24,' which was minimal in comparison to other fights, fighters, and shows. -Demetrious Johnson

We require, as a species, the difference between what is safe and unsafe to define ourselves. Be it in darkness or in light, where we are means nothing without the comparison to the other place – where we are not. And thus it is the difference between them that tells us who and what we are. -Rick Tumlinson

Netbot was the first comparison shopping company. We realized comparison shopping can be quite tedious if you are driving from one furniture store to another. On the Internet, you can automatically look at a bunch of different stores and see where can you get the best price on a computer or some such thing, so that was the motivation. -Oren Etzioni

Just as every animal is part of a kingdom, phylum, class, and order, every Dorchester resident has a parish, school, park, and neighborhood that they identify with. -Ayanna Pressley

I love Messi with the ball at his feet: he scores goals and does all the rest, too. But Cristiano's numbers can't be ignored. It's a cruel comparison. Both of them deserve respect. -Ronaldo

People should know that I am Dybala, and I want to continue to be so. I understand the comparisons and expectations on me from the Argentines, but I don't want to be the new Messi or the Messi of the future. -Paulo Dybala

I can't stand comparisons to the past. It doesn't matter what we did in previous seasons. -Gerard Pique

My parents supported me through university, and after I graduated, I got a job as an analyst at a price comparison website called TotallyMoney.com. -Rachel Riley

Honestly, I don't really hear the comparisons to Taylor Swift anymore. I think it's because people are finally starting to see me for who I am and my craft and not being the next Taylor. -Grace VanderWaal

There is a sense of responsibility when you play a real-life character because there are people who will see your work, make comparisons, and judge you. They have all the rights to do that because they know the real person. They might have seen that person also. -Rajkummar Rao

It's not unreasonable to imagine that, at least as we're in a transition to a world economy, it's still necessary now to pay attention to how our country is doing economically in comparison with other countries. -Michael Crichton

I always make this comparison between Bob Dylan and David Simon. Not in the most flattering way possible – these two intellectual Jews who totally identify with the black man's struggle! -James Ransone

There is no comparison to English fans. -Samuel Eto'o

It is normal for the press to create certain comparisons, but they are wrong to do that because each player is different, and they have their own ways of dealing with situations. -Edinson Cavani

I read a lot, but in comparison to my family, it's nothing. I keep telling them, 'I'm the illiterate of the family.' My grandfather used to read five books at a time. -Aditi Rao Hydari

I suffered a stroke in 2002 that made everything else in my life that happened to that point pale in comparison. -Bret Hart

When I first started pursuing acting professionally out of college, it was very much in my head that there would be comparisons with potentially both of my parents, and I found that pretty intimidating. -Zoe Perry

I don't like making comparisons. You might say one slight thing, find yourself misinterpreted, and suddenly you're in trouble. -Carlos Tevez

Looking back, in comparison, there wasn't that much that you could do with a wooden racket. In my day, the matches were certainly much less demanding physically. -Rod Laver

A lot of people say Klay Thompson. I get that comparison a lot. I like that. -Devin Booker

Always remember, the goals that we have achieved pale in comparison to the daily commitments it took to get there. -Dabo Swinney

While Corbyn would not enjoy the comparison, he and Farage are the same beast – with very different heads. -Katie Hopkins

I work with young people, and I know that we must be careful. Newspaper headlines, sudden notoriety, and important comparisons can lead to confusion. -Mauricio Pochettino

There is an unrealistic pressure to perform like Kamal Haasan, and it's unnatural, because he's been in the industry for so many years, I don't even take the comparisons seriously. -Shruti Haasan

The numbers that we can welcome to our own countries are relatively small in comparison to the millions that have been displaced, but it's vital because it sets an example. -Ed Miliband

I try not to pay attention to talk of comparisons. I only want to focus on myself. It is good to hear that people are talking like that, but the truth is I am not at Cruyff's level of talent, and I never will be, so it is not something I think about. -Frenkie de Jong

Being compared to Freddie Mercury is something I've come to terms with. I don't know that I'll ever successfully avoid the comparisons, as much as I might want to. Why bother, though? People hear what they want to hear because it makes them feel good and gives them a momentary pause from a loss rock and roll has felt for years. -Marc Martel

Of course Cristiano – what he has done over the last 15 years in football – is probably one of the best players ever in the history of football, so no comparison to him. -Bernardo Silva

It is an honour that people are comparing me to Iniesta because of everything that he has achieved. But, and I have said this before, I do not like these kinds of comparisons. Andres is Andres, and I am Isco. I am a different person and player. -Isco

It's never good to turn to comparisons with Nazis. -Sebastian Kurz

I've seen comparisons between myself and Bobby Moore. It's nice to be told there are similarities, but nobody will come close to him – what a player, what a man! -Declan Rice

Everybody has the clarity of telling I haven't seen a player like Lionel Messi, and I am fortunate for training and seeing him every day at the training field. And even sometimes he surprises you with some good performances. There is not comparison with other players I have seen along my life. He is unique. -Luis Enrique

In the beginning, I thought the Federer comparisons were cool, but after a while, I wasn't happy with it. It's not the best thing you can hear as you're trying to develop, as it puts extra pressure on a young kid. -Grigor Dimitrov

I try not to make comparisons between who I've coached. And I haven't always coached the best in the world. -Gerardo Martino

Notwithstanding the supposed egalitarian ethos of some hunter-gatherer societies, humans are a hierarchical social species. We care greatly about where we stand in comparison to some relevant reference group. -Gad Saad

There's no comparison to competition. You can't tell yourself truly where you're at unless you compete in competition. -Rulon Gardner

I get a lot of comparisons to Daniel Bryan, and trust me, I am flattered by all of them because we mentioned New Orleans and WrestleMania; I watched it at home and watched Daniel Bryan in the main event of WrestleMania achieve his dreams. -Johnny Gargano

Tiger is free to explore the world himself. He is a man whose persona is totally different from what I had during my initial days. There can't be any comparison between the two of us, since he is absolutely different. -Jackie Shroff

I don't want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life. -Vivek Oberoi

One thing is for sure: that women are far more compassionate, empathetic, sensitive, and emotional in comparison to men. -Vikrant Massey

The thing is, comparison and pressure have no boundaries. There will be comparison with your co-star, with the films that are releasing with your film. -Nikita Dutta

There's one downside in comparison to both Soyuz and SpaceX, is that when you go to those places – when I went to Russia, or when I went to California – you're sort of focused on what you're doing. Your family's not there. Your lawn isn't needing to be cut. You're just focusing on what you need to do. -Sunita Williams

Space is absolutely a 3-D world in comparison to our 2-D world on Earth. -Sunita Williams

I don't like to make comparisons between former managers because they all bring a unique style. -Alex Scott

I don't like to make comparisons, as it's different coaching a Spanish team to coaching a German or English team. Each country has their style, more or less, and within each country, they have different styles. -Michael Laudrup

I do not like comparisons that much. Each team has its own inner life. -Jupp Heynckes

I don't know; the gravity of playing football – you can't lose the comparison of other stuff. If you do, and football is the only thing, it becomes too serious. -Robert Green

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