Best Quotes About Park

If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em. -Yogi Berra

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. -Charlie Chaplin

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. -Lewis Mumford

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. -Bill Vaughan

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

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. -John Burroughs

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. -Igor Sikorsky

Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and the interstate highway system have made every place accessible – and every place alike. -Ronald Steel

I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty. -Clark Kerr

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. -Groucho Marx

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

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. -Steven Wright

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

You sparkle with larceny. -Wilson Mizner

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. -Lord Byron

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. -Bruce Barton

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. -Fran Lebowitz

My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.' -Julia Roberts

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

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%. -Jack Welch

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. -Walt Disney

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? -Ralph Marston

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo

That's me: an old kazoo with some sparklers. -Bette Davis

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots. -Newt Gingrich

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way. -Marcelene Cox

I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do. -Lenny Bruce

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car. -Evan Davis

What are we out at the park for, except to win? -Leo Durocher

I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I've been thrown out of so many. -Casey Stengel

Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth. -Dizzy Dean

You should enter a ballpark the way you enter a church. -Bill Lee

Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball. -Roger Maris

I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story. -George Brett

I wish that every player could feel what I've felt in visiting ballparks. The receptions I've received, it's blown me away. It's absolutely remarkable. -Mark McGwire

Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will. -Harry Caray

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. -George Washington

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. -Auguste Rodin

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. -Dolly Parton

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking. -Bill Vaughan

In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it's on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent. -Roman Polanski

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas. -Ronald Reagan

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. -George Eliot

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

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God. -Henry Ward Beecher

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. -Lord Byron

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. -Walter Lippmann

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. -Henry Ford

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty. -Robert M. Hutchins

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people. -Bill Veeck

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. -Golda Meir

I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year. -Mark McGwire

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. -Henri Frederic Amiel

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another? -William Jennings Bryan

Forget all the bars and schmoozing and everybody checking out everybody else. My ideal date would be to park in a dark place, check out the stars, and have a great conversation. When all else fails, you can just make out. -Brooke Burke

I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job – I mean, since she's been grown up. -Teresa Heinz

The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a prairie fire that is spreading across our nation. -Tim Pawlenty

I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over. -Jon Stewart

I don't know what I did in this life to deserve all of this. I'm just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. -Hilary Swank

I grew up in a trailer park in Bellingham, Washington. -Hilary Swank

Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park. -Edmund S. Muskie

I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before. -Julia Roberts

I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats. -Bill Veeck

I pay parking tickets. You know, you can try to give 50%, but then they charge you all those penalties! Seriously, I have gotten many, many, many tickets in my life. -Debra Messing

It's funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park. -Jake Gyllenhaal

The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq. -Bill Richardson

The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come. -Joe Manchin

They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn't necessarily make him a good cook. -Stefanie Powers

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time. -Cornelia Otis Skinner

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences. -LeVar Burton

The thing I wonder about is where does Brian's creative spark come from? Not his subjects or anything, but his spark. What makes it so great for me is that I really don't know. There's a mystery behind Brian, even to me. -Dennis Wilson

You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic that a photograph doesn't really have. A photograph, even if it's connecting with you, it seems very dead on the page sometimes. -Daniel Clowes

I love punching the ceiling with my fists when I'm lost or I can't find a parking space. -Laura Kightlinger

People accuse me of being Methody, but I'm not at all. The one thing I don't want people to see is me. I don't want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won't use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I don't see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land to do nothing with it I think is a disservice to the Constitution. -Don Young

All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person. -Graham Chapman

Well, we've made some changes on this tour. We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We've been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we're just having too much fun. -Bill Walton

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there's so much – and I don't mean monetarily and I don't mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! -Susan Powter

The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars… and quite a few car parks! -Robbie Williams

When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs. -George Lloyd

We used to get one room and we'd park the vehicle outside, everybody would all take showers and we'd steal towels because we knew we wasn't gonna have enough towels for all five of us to shower. -Buck Owens

The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God. -Arthur Young

I look at the car park and myself and Dave Watson come in with our old cars, and these young lads come in with their new Porches. I think that society has changed, there seems to be a lack of respect nowadays. -Richard Gough

The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect His people. -Thomas Guthrie

I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose a profession you're passionate about, and if you haven't found that 'spark' yet, if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives – be persistent until you do. -Steve Kerr

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant. -Jane Grey

Money has to be put in the way a club feels it should. If you put money in a new ballpark, that helps to generate revenue so you can spend more money. It should be spent to make the club's operations the best. That will help in the end, and it will mean enhanced payroll. -Bud Selig

An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike. -Spiro T. Agnew

Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil. -Swami Sivananda

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire? -Ada Cambridge

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans. -Frank Luntz

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished, or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence. -Edward Forbes

One I built when I was a kid, and it was a real miniature of Disneyland. I fell in love with the park when I went there with my parents on my 12th birthday. -Bobby Sherman

The older I get, the more I become an apple pie, sparkling cider kind of guy. -Scott Foley

So when people go to the park this summer, they are not going to have the same quality of a visit. There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail to tell them about the important cultural and historic areas within the Olympic National Park. -Norm Dicks

Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses. -Jena Malone

We owe America something because they turned us into a touring band. But at least we feel confident about appearing in Britain again now. Hyde park was the first time over here for ages. -Steve Marriott

It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song. -Nick Cannon

I don't smack him around. I don't yell at him. And if he wants to go to the park in his pajamas, I don't care. -Peter Krause

Certainly toward the end of the season, you and I could be in a ballpark and they might say the crowd is 30,000, and we could look around and see that there was no more than 10,000. -Fay Vincent

This is real human drama, we're not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it's got a real pathos behind it. -John C. Reilly

In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books. -Paula Danziger

My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark; it's more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time. -Donna Tartt

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy they deposited in various sorts of detectors, spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you. -Eric Allin Cornell

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities. -Gavin Newsom

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. -Andy Goldsworthy

For some reason, on that sparkling afternoon last week, I actually saw the coal that was passing by and it set me to thinking how important coal was to our everyday lives when I was a little boy. -Nick Clooney

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures. -Paul D. Boyer

You have to step up to the plate, and then hit one out of the park. -Shawn Wayans

I'll never forget that first night with the team. Going to the ballpark on the bus was the hardest 30 minutes of my life. I had to walk down that aisle between all the players. I really didn't know too much about the Detroit Tigers at that time. -Al Kaline

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games. In fact, I looked forward to them. That was the easiest part of all. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first one there and I was willing to do anything. I think that's why the veterans liked me. -Al Kaline

Walt put everything he knew about communication with images into the park, so it was very familiar. -John Hench

The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality. -John Hench

When you go to the park, there is no horizon – just Disneyland. -John Hench

We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't. -John Hench

Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans – who have experience from their ancestors – is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated. -John Hench

Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art . -Robert Smithson

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. -Robert Smithson

The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. -Robert Smithson

In St. Louis, some people were hurt seriously when some fans got on top of a roof that was where other fans were underneath it, at a park somewhere, and it collapsed. -Phil Lesh

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds. -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone? -Bruce Sterling

I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs! -Bobby Thomson

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments. -Bruce Babbitt

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau. -Tony Curtis

Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. -Barbara Castle

When it's your chance to step up to the plate, just hit it out of the park, and everybody will forget about everything that came before. -Brian McKnight

I wanted to do Dreamgirls. If they're doing a stage production of Sparkle, I think that would be hot. -Deborah Cox

Our favorite: a former garbage dump converted into a riverside park. I first ran there more than 30 years ago when a marathon passed through this park that later became home to Pre's Trail. -Joe Henderson

Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro? -John Thorn

As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back, nobody's going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet, for that matter. -Cat Deeley

The last thing I stole was a box of Coca Cola from a parked truck in Adelaide. I was nice and drunk. It was New Year's Eve. And that was about 28 years ago. -Ronald Biggs

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way. -William P. Leahy

It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way. -Davy Jones

We have a certain group of people in this country that seem to want to lock up our national treasures, our national parks, and cherished places and keep the public from enjoying them. -Don Sherwood

I do not think this makes a lot of sense, and I think we should rely on the Park Service to implement the regulations that they have in place with the restrictions so that people can enjoy our parks. -Don Sherwood

I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project. -Lasse Hallstrom

I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year. -Lee Majors

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else. -Timothy West

I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances. -Lee Ann Womack

Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life. -Patty Duke

The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball. -Jim Evans

I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that. -Kid Rock

But there is so much more to do for the city we love… a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination. -Laura Miller

I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts, when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels. Then I try to go to the regional competitions, and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa., in August for the North American final. -Rafer Johnson

The first thing is to be patient, which is probably the hardest thing to do. Don't worry if blokes are whacking you out of the park because you still have the opportunity to get him out next ball, even if it's not the same ball. -Shane Warne

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. -Wade Boggs

At first blush, it seems that the young people who were shot down in the parking lot at the base of Blanket Hill gave up their lives for a dream that died with them. -William Kunstler

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside? -Jackson Browne

Success is like a high-rise building I'm on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I'm looking to make it to the penthouse. -Justin Guarini

Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster. -Otto Schily

As a young child, I played the violin. I think that that started the spark. -Peggy Fleming

To make money I picked up work as a busboy, valet parker, skateboard shop employee. -David Spade

It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows. -John Lithgow

In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes. We made some substantial policy changes that have improved our parks system and our public lands. -Ralph Regula

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile. -Bob Edwards

I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park. -George Herman

They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it, and they have to have an awesome personality, really laid-back. All those things are sexy to me. -Laura Prepon

So for a year I spent all my time hiding from Jack Charlton in the car park practising my skills. -Craig Johnston

So I did in fact spend two and a half years in the Middlesbrough car park practising skills. But if you spend four or five or six hours a day practising, you get better. -Craig Johnston

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed. -Gene Tierney

The three of us acting was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had. I really look forward to the days when all three of us shoot together, because the sparks really fly. -Jeanne Tripplehorn

I was much involved in the development of the spark chamber as a practical research tool. -James Cronin

I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did. -George J. Mitchell

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty, embodied in our nation's parks, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes. -Dave Reichert

I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing. -Carrie Fisher

I like theme parks. The fastest roller coaster I've ever been on is at a casino in Nevada. -Tia Carrere

I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy. -Carter Burwell

I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears. -Randy Bachman

Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think. -Chantal Kreviazuk

America and its allies are engaged in a war against a terrorist movement that spans all corners of the globe. It is sparked by radical ideologues that breed hatred, oppression, and violence against all of their declared enemies. -Kenny Marchant

I know about having days off. They can be helpful sometimes, especially late in the year. It's just key to go out there and establish early, especially in this park where they can put up some crooked numbers early. -Dontrelle Willis

One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue. -Jim Ryun

When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in a park that was never shoveled when it snowed. The basketball rims were never fixed. And we understood then that there was a relationship between public policy and our quality of life. -DeForest Soaries

Ironically I think this is what sparked my interest in and passion for the NOAH, which is capable of creating all these old weird and wonderful sounds. -Geoff Downes

The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park. -Christo

Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home several early mornings a week. -Malcolm Boyd

And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead. -Michael Jackson

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment. -Paul Wellstone

Now I'm kind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark – I still have it – but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back. -Peter Bondra

If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen. -Roger Ebert

I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly. -Dustin Hoffman

The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting. -John Cleese

Well, Smoke n' Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn't park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor. -Lee Ritenour

I would try and help everybody, because the game was so easy for me. It was just like walking in the park. -Willie Mays

In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn't drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing. -Willie Mays

These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks. -Jimmy Buffett

You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field. -Johnny Bench

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. -Bruce Springsteen

After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided. -Bill Veeck

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. -Marc Morial

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

From a little spark may burst a flame. -Dante Alighieri

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark. -Dante Alighieri

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. -Matthew Arnold

Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. -Dante Alighieri

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. -Robin Williams

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals. -David Ogilvy

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. -Anton Chekhov

In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place. -Helen Rowland

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it. -Charles Dudley Warner

A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering. -William S. Burroughs

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. -Rabindranath Tagore

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. -James Gates Percival

When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used to have running races in the park. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her. -Orlando Bloom

Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line. -Ric Flair

If you're an actor in your heart, no matter how much money they shove at you, it doesn't matter if the work doesn't provide that creative spark. You want out. -Chris Noth

I don't believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It's on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space. It's worked so far. -Billy Connolly

I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes. -Tori Amos

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. -Albert Schweitzer

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power. -Nikola Tesla

Disney's something to be a little alarmed about. It's not just a little theme park anymore. It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond central Florida. -Carl Hiaasen

Too many children are being parked in substandard day care with workers who make little more than a parking attendant. -Bill Nelson

I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno. -Cindy Sheehan

The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes. -Lindsey Graham

If you have a little extra parking, I err on the side of getting rid of it in favor of having some more greenery. -Michael King

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. -Alice Walker

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. -Alfred Whitney Griswold

Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then. -Larry David

New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108. -Douglas Coupland

It's really kind of hard to be a suburb of nothing. If you don't have a downtown, you really don't have anything. It's hard to build a community around parking lots and subdivisions. -Ed McMahon

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals. -Barack Obama

The players are under so much duress, it's like duressic park out there! -Sid Waddell

I do what I do because of Walt Disney – his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining. -John Lasseter

I love women, but I feel like you can't trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog's name. Then I said, 'Does he bite?' She said, 'No.' And I said, 'Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?' Liar. -Demetri Martin

To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride. -Darren Aronofsky

The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot. -Rose Byrne

I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks. -Alan Rickman

People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What's happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond. -Theresa May

I was walking in the park and this guy waved at me. Then he said, 'I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else.' I said, 'I am.' -Demetri Martin

I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot. -Saul Perlmutter

Probably the single most important thing about the Nobel Prize for most people is whether they get the coveted parking space on campus. -Saul Perlmutter

I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their well-being. -Ricki Lake

I don't mind the sparkle – I think it's kind of a tradition in skating. I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport. -Kristi Yamaguchi

I'm really going to miss all the people in the front office, media relations, marketing, all the great people at the ball park. They were my family for a while, and that part really stings. But life does go on. -Mike Quade

Last week I was in London at an awards show, then I flew home and was in an RV park with my wife and kids in our motorhome, this week I'm in NY doing a charity event, and tomorrow I'll be coaching my daughters soccer practice. I guess the range of roles I play on film stem from the range of roles I play in real life. -Peter Facinelli

Jadakiss is not no walk in no park. Nas is not no walk in no park. These are dudes that could have ended my career. -Beanie Sigel

Now is a good time, 10 years ago would have been a good time, and 10 years from now it will still be a good time to see a dynamic, entertaining movie that's wall-to-wall Miles Davis where the music will hopefully spark some desire to know more about the man. -Don Cheadle

Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we'd leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we'd walk through the Plaza Mayor. -Emilio Estevez

It's very hard to play the straight lead girl and still make her sparkly and fun and real. -Emily Blunt

After joining as a youth trainee at 16 from school, in my first two or three years the club was on a financial downward spiral and there was none of the new sparkling kit and the sparkling conditions that the kids get now. -Colin Cooper

My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during 'nap time', but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant. -Armie Hammer

Just because it sparkles doesn't mean it's good. -Armie Hammer

When you have little girls, you're the coolest person in the world. I know at some point that's going to end; in their adolescence I'll become the opposite of that, especially if I'm parked outside a high school party. -Jerry O'Connell

I like the sparkle of the vibraphone. -Evelyn Glennie

I'm glad I don't live in Primrose Hill any more. I couldn't even walk through the park. You never invite that kind of attention. -Jonny Lee Miller

I'm perfectly happy doing nothing. I'll hang around the house and take the dog to the park. -Jorge Garcia

I was a good surfer because we grew up a block from the water, and my father took us to the ocean the way other fathers take their kids to the park. -Jolene Blalock

My wife is very patient. On our honeymoon in 1992, we got a motor home and drove from L.A. to Idaho and then down the coast. I was running a lot, then so she would drop me off, drive six miles, park and wait for me. -Sean Astin

If your access to health care involves your leaving work and driving somewhere and parking and waiting for a long time, that's not going to promote healthiness. -Larry Page

If I start outsourcing all my navigation to a little talking box in my car, I'm sort of screwed. I'm going to lose my car in the parking lot every single time. -Ken Jennings

I got that nickname my first spring training camp with the Expos in 1974. Tim Foli, Ken Singleton and Mike Jorgensen started calling me 'Kid' because I was trying to win every sprint. I was trying to hit every pitch out of the park. -Gary Carter

While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency. -Mitch McConnell

The Sparks have always been committed to success and making the right moves to build upon their rich tradition in the WNBA. -Candace Parker

When I climb a fourteener, a 14,000-foot/4,260-meter peak, in the winter by myself, I leave an itinerary and information about where my vehicle will be parked and the name of the county sheriff to contact in case I don't get home. -Aron Ralston

I was accustomed to being in far, far riskier environments. So I thought going into that canyon was a walk in the park – there were no avalanches, it was a beautiful day and I was essentially just walking. -Aron Ralston

Why be in music, why write songs, if you can't use them to explore life or an idealized vision of life? I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. -Rufus Wainwright

I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. -Rufus Wainwright

You could say I'm a mod, but with a small 'm'; I don't wear a parka, but I do question what I wear and what I listen to, which is what it's all about. -Martin Freeman

Ironically, being a coach on 'The Voice' and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music. -Blake Shelton

Nobody's really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character's totally unsympathetic, they're not real and I'm not interested. Even the real monsters have to have a spark of something you can relate to. -Matthew Macfadyen

My relaxation has always been my animals – going to the dog park with them, going to the beach. -Hilary Swank

I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me. -Scarlett Johansson

Silver, gold – I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things. -Charlaine Harris

Parking is a nightmare for me… I still have sensors on my car that help me park. -Jordana Brewster

At Current, television is all we do – that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies. -Keith Olbermann

Before now, I've always taken my mixes out to the car and listened to them in the parking lot. I still do that, but more so now I'm listening to it on the Beat box, and I think people should give it at least a listen and check it out and see what it is. -Dr. Dre

I know so few people who actually give music their undivided attention, so I've been trying to just park myself on the couch between the speakers and listen. -Cliff Martinez

I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality. -Tony Hawk

Prison service vans that travel 90 miles to take a prisoner 90 yards; paedophiles free to leer at children in the very parks where they have committed horrific crimes. -Trevor Phillips

I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. -Dan Aykroyd

I don't think the government should be in the trailer-park business. I don't think they know how to run a trailer park. -Billy Graham

If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop them. -Yogi Berra

There's nothing I liked visually of the period I was a child. There was no dream in it, and nothing sparkled. -Christian Louboutin

When I was 17, I went to India for six weeks and had what, at the time, was a very challenging trip. You walk down the street and you see lepers and beggars, and there were several of us, a group of Americans. I remember we were just trying to park one night somewhere and people were just sleeping in the parking lot. -Chris Hughes

So, the point I'm making is, we are not going to cut spending in Washington if we think it's the job of every congressman and senator is to pave local parking lots and build local sewer plants. These parochial interests are getting in the way of the national interests. -Jim DeMint

My grandma's the most careful, safe driver in the world. You put her in a rental car, and she's doing doughnuts in the K-Mart parking lot! -Jeff Foxworthy

It wasn't so long ago that I was a working mom myself. And I know that sometimes, much as we all hate to admit it, it's just easier to park the kids in front of the TV for a few hours, so we can pay the bills or do the laundry or just have some peace and quiet for a change. -Michelle Obama

Prison's a walk in the park compared with being sectioned, mate, it really is. -Adam Ant

My parents definitely sparked something in me. I'm sure of it. I saw how happy and fulfilled they were, and I knew I wanted the same job. -Marion Cotillard

I love New York, it's always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it's very international, with people from all over the world. -Sean Combs

Although biodiversity loss continues globally, many countries are significantly slowing the rate of loss by shoring up protected natural areas and the services they provide, and in expanding national park systems with tighter management and more secure funding. -Helen Clark

India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village. -Pranab Mukherjee

I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I'd get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o'clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning. -Curt Schilling

There's a reason Tony Stark makes fun of 'Thor,' and mentions 'Shakespeare' in the park in 'The Avengers.' It's great to play high drama and comedy alongside a modern story. -Joss Whedon

If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong. -Ben Stein

I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. And living on the border between Mexico and the U.S. for so many years gave me a lot of insight into that. -Barbara Kingsolver

I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I've enjoyed doing the games. I don't ever go to the park where I don't have a good day. I don't like losing. But I don't think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don't think once. -Bob Uecker

I've always thought that parallel parking was my main talent. -Calvin Trillin

When the Korean economy was just trying to get back on its feet after the war, having parks was a luxury. -Lee Myung-bak

I still play hockey every now and then, and I still golf. But my biggest exercise is walking my big dog in the park every day. -Michael J. Fox

I'm 5-foot-5, and I'll wear a big parka and put the hood up, and nobody gives me a second glance. -Daniel Radcliffe

The Conservative Party mustn't sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855. -George Osborne

Baseball is my escape. The sights, the sounds, the way the park smells. There is truly no place I would rather be than at a game. -Alyssa Milano

Kingsley Amis was one of a trio of brilliant comic novelists who made English literature sparkle in the twentieth century. -Russell Baker

When I went to Australia, I went shark diving. It was crazy. It was called 'extreme' shark diving because even though we were in cages, we literally could touch the sharks swimming by. They were huge and I'm terrified of sharks. Then I went to a wildlife park and held kangaroos. That was nice. -Taylor Lautner

What I really want to do is create great roles for women. And I'm not talking Nicholas Sparks romance. I think women's roles have gotten ghettoized in these sort of places… I'm thinking women in action, comic books, or like the Tony Soprano of women. We need some complex roles. -Melissa Rosenberg

Ages ago, my girlfriend had this little park near her house, with a bridge running over a stream… and I set up all these candles on the bridge. But when I called her and told her she said it was too dark and she wasn't coming out. -Harry Styles

I'm always followed by two or three cars and have police around. Even walking in the park, you see them taking photos behind the bushes and trying to videotape everything. -Ai Weiwei

To me glamour isn't about being sparkly. -Tori Amos

In Tanzania, the chimps are isolated in a very tiny patch of forest. I flew over it 13 years ago and realized that, basically, all the trees had gone, that people all around the park are struggling to survive. It became very clear that there was no way to protect the chimps while the people were in this dire circumstance. -Jane Goodall

I love sporting events and popcorn and pizza and being outside, like at a baseball or football game. I love amusement parks, going to ride roller coasters. -Carrie Underwood

Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods. -David Suzuki

Man, coaching is a hard job, and it requires a lot of time… I hear stories from coaches who tell me that players call them in the middle of the night not knowing where they parked their car. -Joe Montana

I'm not Hans Christian Anderson. Nobody's gonna make a statue in the park with a lot of scrambling kids climbing up me. I won't have it, okay? -Maurice Sendak

I love theme parks but I'm a real chicken on rides. I'd rather invent scary rides for my books than go on them for real. -R. L. Stine

I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer. -Jane Pauley

My dad has more sparkly stuff than most men. -Georgia May Jagger

One of my most sentimental items is my grandmother's engagement ring that my mom gave me a few years ago. It's a Victorian-style setting that's closed in the back, so it doesn't sparkle the way diamonds do now. I wear it as a pendant. -Georgina Chapman

Normal people, who can be good people but do bad things, are very interesting to me, and people that never get a parking ticket or never do a bad thing in their lives can be really dangerous. -Emily Mortimer

Well, I think that when I perform on the road I always thank the audience for buying a ticket because it's a big deal to buy a ticket for a live entertainment, get a baby-sitter and pay for the meal, the parking, whatever. -Kathy Griffin

I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere. -Dr. Dre

I don't own an ounce of the work I've ever done on 'Batman,' and I still work on 'Batman.' I love the character, I think it's a lot of fun, and it's kind of fun to be in that ballpark every once in a while, where you're seeing a different crowd. -Frank Miller

I'm not trying to be coy or manipulative or Machiavellian, I want to spark people's imaginations. -J. J. Abrams

When I'm in London, I love to visit Kensington gardens and just sit in the park and read a good book. -Natalie Imbruglia

Thanks to a deal finalized in 2008, Chicago's parking meters will be operated for the next 75 years by a group of investors put together by Morgan Stanley, including the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi. -Thomas Frank

If we were to have a presidential election in Europe it would be an event that would spark a huge interest in people from Lisbon to Helsinki, just like national elections. And it would create a completely different political setting in Europe. -Wolfgang Schauble

I remember the noise of the bells ringing at school as the effigy of Guy Fawkes we'd prepared earlier was carried out on a canvas stretcher, hoisted on to the huge bonfire and set alight. Then the revelry would begin. My school friends and I would all have sparklers we passed around, lighting one from another. -Pippa Middleton

'Sparkle' fell into my lap. I had heard a little bit about it, that it was being redone in early 2011. I was just kind of like, 'Oh, that would be really cool,' and not really thinking too much about it, and then it came through my agency. I read it, I fell in love with the script and I went in to audition. -Jordin Sparks

There are a lot of parallels to the 'Sparkle' story and my story. -Jordin Sparks

With the R&B, gospel feel that 'Sparkle' has, that opens the door for my fans to be more accepting of that sound and also for me to try it. -Jordin Sparks

It's funny. When I saw the script in my inbox and it said 'Sparkle,' I thought, 'For real? It's really called 'Sparkle?' I was wondering, too, how does 'Jordin Sparks as Sparkle' sound? -Jordin Sparks

When I was a little kid, my mother and I used to watch the 'Golden Globes' and I would dress up and she would get sparkling apple cider and we would make a tray of hors d'oeuvres and watch it together. And I would get up and make a pretend speech. -Lea Michele

My first job was at an amusement park in Virginia. It was the worst. I loved the park but once I'd worked there all the magic was gone from it. It just turned into a place I hated and I've never been there since. -Danny McBride

Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we're rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world. -Jonah Lehrer

When you find great songs, and somehow you get a spark in a little way, it can become brand new. -Joe Nichols

As a businessman, I know President Obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth, because I have seen him in action. -Austin Ligon

That's a hobby of mine – to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me – obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer! -Roman Coppola

I'm a curious person. I pursue things based on what sparks my interest. I'm not thinking about what role I play. I don't have to be a movie director or this or that. I just want to be part of projects and places that are of interest to me. -Roman Coppola

If you're gay and you can't hold hands, or you're black and you can't catch a taxi, or you're a woman and you can't go into the park, you are aware there's a menace. That's costly on a psychic level. The world should be striving to make all its members secure. -Tony Kushner

Well, now that I have a baby, I'm that person who's looking for all the parks. I'm also the person who lost their coat because I was juggling so many items. So I'm that person: I lost my coat, I lost my scarf, and it's cold now. -Jenna Fischer

Any institution faces two basic choices if they hope to spark new ideas. One is to leverage the brains trust within their organization by creating a special event dedicated to new thinking. The other is to look outside themselves to stimulate solutions. -Simon Mainwaring

Chemistry is a hard thing. I don't think you can force it, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to have great chemistry outside of work. It's just something that sparks on screen or doesn't. -Tricia Helfer

Dog parks are more cliquish than any other human gathering with the possible exception of seventh grade. Deal with it. -Susan Orlean

In an interesting inversion of status, the reigning breed in the dog park these days is the really-oddball-unidentifiable-mixed-breed-mutt-found-wandering-the-street or its equivalent. The stranger the mutt the better; the more peculiar the circumstance of it coming into your life, the better. -Susan Orlean

You may never learn the names of any of the people you talk to in a dog park, even after many, many hours spent there with them, and many hours of conversation. But if – knock on wood – anything should ever happen to your dog, these nameless non-strangers will rally, sympathize, offer to help, and hold your hand. I know this from experience. -Susan Orlean

We do a lot of bird-watching up in the country, but we almost never have a chance to people-watch. There simply aren't enough human beings up here: there is nowhere you can park yourself with a cup of coffee and observe the species on parade. -Susan Orlean

I'm obsessed with Nicholas Sparks. I've literally read every single book, because every time I travel, at the airport, I always buy a new Nicholas Sparks book. -Emma Roberts

Sometimes on stage I prefer to feel more glamorous, so I'll go all out when it's a stage outfit like sparkly, colorful, and have a certain shape. If someone is watching it from far away they can maybe remember the shape or the color. -Lianne La Havas

I like sparkly things. -Charlaine Harris

I love to walk around New York. Honestly, that's like the best thing, to walk over to Park Slope and go visit my friend Betty and take her dog out in the park or go walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. I really dig being outside and getting to see everybody in the street. -Zoe Kazan

It's easy to say why I love coming to Chicago for my signings, because I still remember the very first time I came to Chicago, right before 'Shiver' came out. I remember I was so struck by the feel of the city, how wide open it felt, even with these massive buildings all around me. The parks and green spaces are incredible. -Maggie Stiefvater

As an author you hope your characters have sparks but truly in the end they have minds of their own! -Melissa de la Cruz

We've got to get people out of their cars, out of those drive-thru windows, get them walking, get them in parks and get them more active. -Mick Cornett

I've always had a fighter's spark in me. I was born with it. I think it's in my blood. -Nicole Scherzinger

I bring my bike to work, and I make laps around our parking lot on my lunch break. -Angela Kinsey

I tell people this: It's hard to write about walking in the park, but it's easy to write about a breakup. -Kris Allen

Christ is in all, meaning that the divine spark is in all things. -Tom Shadyac

There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters. -Deborah Harkness

I'm very moved by chaos theory, and that sense of energy. That quantum physics. We don't really, in Hindu tradition, have a father figure of a God. It's about cosmic energy, a little spark of which is inside every individual as the soul. -Bharati Mukherjee

I was born in Darien, Connecticut, but in 1959, when I was four, my parents moved to the suburbs of Toronto. Then, in the late 1960s, they bought a cottage in a resort/trailer park in the Kawarthas region of Ontario, and we moved up there. I wrote a book about it in 2000 called 'Last Resort: Coming of Age in Cottage Country.' -Linwood Barclay

If I ever had to be on an amusement park ride, I probably wouldn't get on one; I'm not a very adventurous person! -Tammin Sursok

Australia is an island surrounded by water. My fondest memories growing up were trips to the beach, walking around the harbor and playing in the beautiful parks. -Tammin Sursok

We spend more time at cinemas, theaters, art galleries and theme parks than we do at churches, and they have become our new cathedrals. We can spend hours at any of these places of entertainment but if church service goes on too long we get impatient. -Michael Huffington

I came to believe that my true identity goes beyond the outer roles I play. It transcends the ego. I came to understand that there is an Authentic 'I' within – an 'I Am,' or divine spark within the soul. -Sue Monk Kidd

As the nation watches, Democrats and Republicans should reflect the interspersed character of America itself. Perhaps, by sitting with each other for one night, we will begin to rekindle that common spark that brought us here from 50 different states and widely diverging backgrounds to serve the public good. -Mark Udall

I have family in Tanzania. I can't even explain the joy of riding through the Tanzania national park and seeing giraffes run across the road and elephants over in a pond and baboons running. -Emanuel Cleaver

I like English parks. -Jean Nouvel

Our amour fou with 'The Sopranos' is headed for long-term parking, like so many of its most memorable characters. We'll never see a show like this again. -Rob Sheffield

'Sister Act' was my first audition out of school. I was 21 and cast as the understudy. It was non-Equity, so I lived in L.A. on $300 a week. I did that for a month and then came to New York to do a couple of gigs, including 'Hair' in the park, before going to London with 'Sister Act,' where I played the lead. -Patina Miller

Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides. -Laura Chinchilla

We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy. -Kamla Persad-Bissessar

You know, Castle, like anyone else, is a human being first. If you take a human being – especially a vain one like 'Castle' -and you bring in a gorgeous woman and have sparks fly, who can help themselves? What are you gonna do? Sparks happen! -Nathan Fillion

In an amusement park, you can go on a roller coaster that carries you up and down, or you can go on another kind of ride that whirls you around in a circle. Similarly, there are different sorts of entertaining experiences in the theater. -Wallace Shawn

I read a lot of 'Spark Notes' in high school. -Lauren Conrad

On first listening, Joni Mitchell's 'Court And Spark,' the first truly great pop album of 1974, sounds surprisingly light; by the third or fourth listening, it reveals its underlying tensions. -Jon Landau

When I'm hiring someone I look for magic and a spark. Little things that intuitively give me a gut feeling that this person will go to the ends of the earth to accomplish the task at hand. -Tommy Mottola

My favourite British spots are any of the beautiful parks, especially on a sunny day such as this, after a long stretch of cold, cloudy and rainy days. -Richard Schiff

I love my wife… but sometimes not so much. Frustration and fights can muck up a good thing. And just when a thing can move past differences and into the realm of peace and prosperity, another thing – an old idea or new interpretation or any spark that relights the paradigms that comfort us – will keep us where we are, where it is safe. -Richard Schiff

We run enormous risks and we know what kind of reductions of greenhouse gases are necessary to drastically reduce risks. Reducing emissions by half by 2050 is roughly in the right ballpark. It would bring us below 550 ppm. -Nicholas Stern

I don't wear any make-up on normal days and at school. But, if I'm going somewhere, I always do something with my eyes – crazy colors, sparkles. I'm all for it. I love experimenting. -Elle Fanning

Much of my youth was spent in the parking lot or inside a Dunkin' Donuts. -Eli Roth

I like sparkles; I think I'm a magpie. -Paloma Faith

I go running three times a week – outside in the park, come rain or shine, and I hate every moment of it. I hate everything about it. But I know it's important for health reasons and the reason why I run, in particular, is because my stage work is like cardiovascular work so I don't want to lose my breath on stage. -Paloma Faith

A girl who is interesting and educated and can spark conversation – I find that extremely sexy. -Beau Mirchoff

I've always been fascinated by Disneyland and Disney World, and my favorite part of the park was always Tomorrowland. -Damon Lindelof

Like many authors, I caught the writing bug during my teenage years. I don't remember the exact day or year, but I remember that reading S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' sparked my interest in writing. -Ally Carter

Dog parks can be a fantastic way to socialize your dog, but it's important for owners to understand that a dog park isn't exercise and isn't a substitute for walk. A visit to the dog park is fun – play time. -Cesar Millan

I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 15. I think what mainly sparked my interest was just the fact that I grew up listening to Cheryl King, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, and was just always inspired by that sort of organic art, and organic songs and just very natural songwriting that came out of some of those artists. -Kate Voegele

Only one in five children in the U.S. lives within walking distance of a park. Many more lack access to a quality early childhood education that provides ample time and space to play. -Darell Hammond

As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds. -Darell Hammond

In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases by 29 percent. -Darell Hammond

Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds. -Darell Hammond

I was actually the manager of the games department of an amusement park when I was at college, so I understood the coin-op side of the games business very well. -Nolan Bushnell

We can have open and good discussion with our Republican brothers and sisters. But when we walk into the chapel we should leave our political differences out in the parking lot. -Scott Howell

The way I see it, love is an amusement park, and food its souvenir. -Stephanie Klein

I don't live in New York or California. I'm in the grocery store, at the park with my kids, and I'm a normal person. I'm feeding my chickens and agonizing about my next book! -Sarah Dessen

I'm a huge supporter of animal rights – and I've been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers. -Eric Schlosser

I did archery when I was in high school. In our gym class we had two weeks of archery, and I remember taking the bow and arrow and firing it up and across the street into a car parking lot. -John Barrowman

I can't wait for summer in the city! I love all the free activities in the parks that become available to us New Yorkers. Yoga and movie screenings in Bryant Park, concerts in Central Park – there's so much more available to the New York community in the summer! And everyone just seems to smile more. -Kara Lindsay

I think Twitter is best when it sparks conversations elsewhere. To use YouTube and Facebook and all the tools we have available to us today to respond and also promote and answer and engage is awesome. -Jack Dorsey

Self-driving cars will enable car-sharing even in spread-out suburbs. A car will come to you just when you need it. And when you are done with it, the car will just drive away, so you won't even have to look for parking. -Sebastian Thrun

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me. -Mary Karr

I've lost much of my heart and the spark or fire that once 'created,' or produced, the art of fiction. -Rick Bass

Goal-getting matters. And writing down the brave acts and bold dreams you intend to accomplish will provide the spark to get them done. -Robin S. Sharma

Even if you can't afford to travel the world, you can take your children to the museum, zoo or local park. And don't be afraid to take them to grown-up spots. Eating out in a restaurant teaches children how to be quiet and polite and gives them the pleasure of knowing you trust them to behave. -Kimora Lee Simmons

What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works. -Anne-Marie Slaughter

In our benighted age, when films about amusement park rides and electronic fidgets scoop the honours, perhaps Hollywood redux is the best we can hope for. -Will Self

The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: 'If the door's shut, don't come a-knockin.' But if it's open and you're walkin' by, feel free to say, 'Hello.' -Matthew McConaughey

I had to take the driver's test twice. And they don't make you parallel park anymore, but you can't hit the curb when you're backing up. And I hit the curb. -Miranda Cosgrove

I've always had a way with a gun. As a kid, I loved to fire them at the shooting range in amusement parks. I'd always return home with a handful of prizes. -Olga Kurylenko

If somebody takes the parking place you were waiting for, I tend to kind of let it roll off my back. Maybe I'm harboring a lot of something and it will all explode somewhere down the road, but I tend to just let it slide off my back. -Steve Carell

I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep the order straight. I'm not much of a multi-tasker. -Will Ferrell

It's been so amazing. I've always struggled with this barrier that I felt like I'd had up until blogging came along. Just one comment from somebody really sparks something in me. It doesn't need to be this huge war between me and the listeners anymore. I really thrive on that. -Imogen Heap

The neck on which diamonds might have worthily sparkled, will look less tempting when the biting winter has hung icicles there for gems. -Samuel Lover

The clothes are different: pre-dog, I used to be very finicky and self-conscious about how I looked; now I schlep around in the worst clothing – big heavy boots, baggy old sweaters, a hooded down parka from L.L. Bean that makes me look like an astronaut. -Caroline Knapp

I don't think I have one particular favourite writer. I have many whose works I will always buy or reread – Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ruth Rendell, James Ellroy, William McIlvanney, Kate Atkinson, John Burnside, Louise Welsh, Iain Banks. -Ian Rankin

I was attracted to the concept of Hollywood and the lifestyle here. But I've grown to mistrust it because it has changed. I didn't bargain for digital access parking in some concrete structure. Real heaven for me was to drive somewhere and park right in front. Now the city is going vertical. -Edward Ruscha

In the heyday of the Oscars, there were electric sparks flying. When Cher went in her fabulous Bob Mackie dress and her Mohawk, and Bjoerk with her swan dress. Then we thought it was bad taste; now I think it should have been the best dress because she stood out. -Andre Leon Talley

Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea. -Stewart Udall

I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes – the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers – stood in a corner. -Ann Hood

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse? -Haile Selassie

If I'm in the car after a bad game, I may think about ways I need to improve. But the second I reach home, the game's over. Work doesn't come inside with me. Same thing in reverse – I don't bring my personal life into the ballpark. Learning to keep it all separate has made life easier. -Matt Kemp

My mother was a teacher, and when she wanted to show me art and literature and science, she'd take me to museums, parks and free exhibitions. -David Blaine

Believe it or not, the first spark for everything I've done today came down to me meeting one person in college who changed my life. A student named Anthony Adams who lived across the hall from me in our freshman dorm showed me what it meant to be an 'entrepreneur' when I saw him launch his own start-up company. -Elliott Bisnow

' The Lucky One' is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling. Readers don't read his books because they're true, but because they ought to be true. -Roger Ebert

When I started out in fashion, everything had to be very structured and tight and controlling, and now I'm getting to a point where I think – I could wear a great big parka, that could be quite fabulous. I haven't always got to show off my size, show off my shape. It's a turning point for me. -Victoria Beckham

It is a blessing to have pretty people around me. I like people who are sparky, positive. Evil, dark people are repelled by me: 'Oooh no! Too much sunlight.' -Geri Halliwell

Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you're likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion – hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades. -Mark McKinnon

NASA is an utterly fascinating place, and the fact that the buildings look so anonymous almost makes it more fascinating. You walk by a generic office-park-looking building, and you have no idea what's going on inside. -Moby

St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it's like this little paradise on Earth. -Bjarke Ingels

In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way. -Bjarke Ingels

The only people I really hate are parking attendants. -Alison Jackson

If you're willing to take risks, Twitter is a vast amusement park of interesting life possibilities. -Amanda Palmer

I am an American man, and in America, we still think of figure skaters as little girls in pretty, sparkly dresses – I worked very hard to change the perception and image of figure skating, and I think I've done a great job on my end, but in figure skating, taste needs to evolve. -Johnny Weir

I love skating and sparkling and flying around the ice, and people clap for you. It's an amazing feeling. -Johnny Weir

Some of my books sort of have a provocative take. Sometimes you find interesting things about characters that show they weren't necessarily the way people usually see them. It can make for lively conversations, but that's great. Spark a little controversy, get people to think about it. That's what it's all about. -Nathaniel Philbrick

The World's Fair was the precursor to theme parks like Disneyworld, and the really sort of cheap, superficial promotional architecture that you see everywhere in the U.S. I think there's a danger when you start creating a civilisation that isn't meant to last. -Sufjan Stevens

Every film is a remake of a previous film, or a remake of a television series that everyone loved in the 1960s, or a remake of a television series that everyone hated in the 1960s. Or it's a theme park ride; it will soon come to breakfast cereal mascots. -Alan Moore

I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain. -Dan Aykroyd

Being out of work for 13 to 15 years is no walk in the park. -Mickey Rourke

I think if people are passionate about something, it could be real estate or biochemistry, and that spark gets turned on in them, everyone's beautiful in that zone. -Cindy Crawford

Eric Schmidt looks innocent enough, with his watercolor blue eyes and his tiny office full of toys and his Google campus stocked with volleyball courts and unlocked bikes and wheat-grass shots and cereal dispensers and Haribo Gummi Bears and heated toilet seats and herb gardens and parking lots with cords hanging to plug in electric cars. -Maureen Dowd

I don't get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy, and I'm not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked, and it's paralyzing. -Jada Pinkett Smith

At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic Church bingos. Now, my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum – that gun weighed more than I did! -Susana Martinez

Any eyes on me – a late-night street sweeper, some dude texting in his parked car, the homeless guy talking to himself – make me feel uncomfortable when I skate. Everyone expects me to do certain things. -Rodney Mullen

I was about 10 when I got into nuclear science. That was when that spark hit me. It took a few years of research, but when I was 14, I produced my first nuclear-fusion reaction. -Taylor Wilson

I love England, the people, the parks, the theatre. -Woody Harrelson

I'm happy to report you still get nothing you don't need at Motel 6, and, therefore, you don't have to pay for it. I don't need valet parking. If I can drive the old crate 300 miles to the hotel all by myself, I can certainly handle the last nine feet to the parking space. -Tom Bodett

I'd been to Stourhead and was inspired by the perfect parity between architecture and art; in fact, the architecture is the art. I wrote a piece called 'Not Sculpture Park,' because most of these things become car parks for bought-in sculpture. The artists should be working with the site, not just plonking pieces down. -Charles Jencks

Surprisingly, the Eisenhower Memorial design contains almost none of the known Gehry-box of tricks. His giant etched chain-link curtain, first applied in 1979 to hide an ungracious parking garage at Santa Monica Place, is resurrected for Eisenhower to screen the equally graceless facade of the Department of Education. -Leon Krier

You can't have the finest buildings if they're not in focus. They become like nice cars parked on the street. -Leon Krier

I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark. -Barry Bonds

My family's business was actually an amusement park in New Orleans. My grandfather had started that, and my grandmother was a dance maven in New Orleans. It was just the theatricality and the Mardi Gras and the pageantry that I fell in love with at an early age. -Bryan Batt

I had to learn what made Kim happy. I learned you have to take care of the spark in your eyes. -Kim Alexis

If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person's house for a week, it's considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it's perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing. -Vince Vaughn

I'm a really bad driver. When I'm in L.A. my husband always has to park the car for me, because I'm likely to hit something. -Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices. -Geoff Mulgan

Jealousy can even be good for love. One partner may feel secretly flattered when the other is mildly jealous. And catching someone flirting with your beloved can spark the kind of lust and romance that reignites a relationship. -Helen Fisher

There is no good scientific reason to bring back an extinct species. Why would one bring them back? To put them in a theme park? -Hendrik Poinar

When I see people that are my age and reaching 50, the ones that are really sparkly and full of joy are the ones that are committed to something bigger than themselves. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities. -Majora Carter

When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban – not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it's all city and big buildings. But now that I'm here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park. -Erin Cummings

I really like Kickstarter because you don't have to be a Medici to fund the arts and sciences or to get behind a big idea or a person that sparks your imagination. It's a type of microfunding directed toward creators. -Lisa Gansky

All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think. -Ken Robinson

I park two blocks away from Nickelodeon studios and I hop on my skateboard and I skateboard the rest of the way to the studio. -Greg Cipes

I can't get enough of London! I love all the picnic benches, the old-school phone booths and parks in the middle of the city. -Jessica Lowndes

There are people out there with three jobs and small children. Being an actor is a walk in the park compared to working as a cleaner overnight. I'm lucky I'm not plucking chickens. -Anne-Marie Duff

I hung out with all the guys in my neighborhood when I was little… I would, like, skateboard and go to skate parks, like, every day and do motor cross, like, every weekend, and I was kind of one of those girls. -Daniella Monet

The benefits of feminism for someone like my husband are fantastic. He can stay at home with the kids, he can take them to a park, he does the school run. -Helen McCrory

In the area we live, there's a large show of children who run from one house to another house to another house. That's lovely because it means all the children play together, and all the adults get to sit around and have coffees and read the papers or go to the park. -Helen McCrory

Leadership is happening, but it's not coming from the leaders of the old institutions. Everywhere you look, you see these extraordinary, sparkling new initiatives that are under way. -Don Tapscott

Your job as a baseball player is to come to the park ready to play every day, and the manager, it's his job to make those decisions about who plays. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

All I really try and do is live up to my potential and do as well as I possibly could and to bring to the ballpark each and every day a good effort and do the best that I could each and every day. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

'Run' is exciting, about family secrets, the mystery surrounding them and the outdoor sport of parkour. The story itself is full of intrigue and action, but the parkour takes the story to another level. It was an absolutely incredible experience, working with experts from all over the country. -Kelsey Chow

I have a really small puppy, Georgie, and one of my favorite things is to take her to the park and play with her. I take two classes at middle school, math and chorus, and I love walking home with her after school. -Emily Alyn Lind

I think, as most of us do, I put such high expectations on myself that this spills over onto other people. And not everyone is wired this way. Some people can shrug expectations off their shoulders like a cardigan, remaining cool and breezy. Others wear them like a parka with a stuck zipper, hot and stifling. -Kristin Armstrong

That one thing you do give up when you get married is that magic moment of meeting someone, and the sparks and the spontaneity. -Katie Aselton

I didn't like The Astrodome or any of the Astro-Turf fields. Probably my worst ballpark was The Met in Minnesota; I hated that place. I was so glad when they tore that place down, you have no idea. -Rollie Fingers

From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us. -Pope Francis

My performance outfits are very Marie Antoinette, sparkly corsets… and full skirts. And then we do another look that's '50s-inspired. Poufy skirts, big bows. Very fun, girlie and young, but otherwise, when I'm not in costume, I dress really normal. -Ariana Grande

When I get home, I'm not the boss like I am at work – I slip into a more feminine role. I take everything off and put on my Stella McCartney silk robe. I'll put on a red lip or red nails, and it lifts my mood. Sexy underwear also gives you a spark. -Miranda Kerr

You could probably go three or four months without the word 'God' coming from my dad's mouth; Mum would pray for a parking space. -Laurence Fox

I'm such a believer in 'if you're beautiful on the inside it really shows on the outside.' I know a lot of people who are physically very beautiful, but their inside doesn't represent that. So to me, it just doesn't come across as having a sparkle to them or an energy that just radiates. -Megan Park

Technology has already opened the door a bit wider for filmmakers, with smaller digital cameras making production less cumbersome. Social media is allowing self-distribution, and girl groups like Spark Summit are leading the way in calling for fewer Photoshop image alterations of girls in print media. -Sharon Lawrence

I watched Westerns from the time I was a girl. My dad was a big Western fan. I always loved Clint Eastwood movies and 'Westworld', where the guy gets trapped in a western-themed amusement park. The western motif was fascinating to me. -Kimberly Elise

The best under-the-radar rivalry is Dodgers-Giants. I had no idea how deep that one was until I moved to California… that one goes waaaaaaaaay back, and both sides absolutely detest each other. Fights in the stands, fights in the parking lot, the whole thing. It's every bit as bitter as Yankees-Red Sox without nearly the same hype. -Bill Simmons

I always tell people I write songs, but I'm a writer. It's a difference. I can write songs to music, but I can write a story. I can see ideas spark in me. -Ester Dean

My dad loved to 'arrange things' to take us kids to that scared the crap out of us on Halloween. He'd take us to the old 'Hermit's House' at the edge of town. He'd park the car 100 yards down the street and say, 'Go back there and get something off the front porch!' -Bill Moseley

I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. -Barbara Kingsolver

You always need that spark of imagination. Sometimes I'm midway through a book before it happens. However, I don't wait for the muse to descend, I sit down every day and I work when I'm not delivering lambs on the farm. -Barbara Kingsolver

When you're trying to look pretty, it's a lot easier to compare you to other people. I always felt intimidated in pilot season trying to audition for 'the girlfriend.' Whereas when it's like, 'you're auditioning for the part of this meth addict, trailer park whatever,' it's like, 'Great!' -Marin Ireland

A piazza is not a plaza. The plaza is the theme park of the piazza; the plaza is the commercial version. A piazza is an empty space with no function. This is what Europeans understand. -Renzo Piano

Believe it or not, I worked four summers in college as a sports writer covering baseball for a parks and rec department in Bayonne, N.J. -George R. R. Martin

When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park. -Gareth Bale

I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. -Teresa Heinz

You work with some people, you see a spark in them and you can't help praising them. But everyone has their own destiny. No one can make anyone. Who reaches where and when, is all written. -Rani Mukerji

I don't like to compare clubs or players from way back. It's different today. Your ballparks are better. In the days when I played, we had eight teams in each league. Now you have more. -Red Schoendienst

Safeco Field is a lot like a National League park. Because of that, we're more of a pitching-defensive type club. Anaheim and Oakland – and even Texas – are more offensive oriented. We're a club that doesn't blow anybody out, but at the same time we don't get blown out much. We're in most of the games. -Pat Gillick

I have an older son, Josh, and growing up, he just didn't care that much for baseball. And that was fine. But Chaddie, he always wanted to go to the ballpark. He just kind of took to it right away. -Bruce Sutter

My dad was an assembly line worker at AC Spark Plug, which was a division of General Motors, and his job was to build and then inspect the little spark plugs as they came off the line. -Michael Moore

To have a healthy culture, you have to have stable health care financing and stable arts financing and stable sports financing, and if you don't have that, your culture becomes a parking lot. -Douglas Coupland

People don't remember each tree in a park but all of us benefit from the trees. And in a way, artists are like trees in a park. -Yoko Ono

If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk. -Yoko Ono

Doing a play, you have a little bit more time, obviously. You rehearse for a month before you get up in front of people. It's a totally different energy. With film, TV, you want to try to capture lightning-in-a-bottle moments. I don't try to rehearse as much with that stuff, because you want those sparks of something to come out, if they do. -Christopher Abbott

The day I left baseball, I became smart. When I was in baseball, I played for the love of the game. I'd sign any contract they gave me. But then I stopped playing and began doing interviews with the players at the ball park. I began to see the light. -Chuck Connors

I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories – I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living. -Ishmael Beah

For your friends and family, you are always a champion, but for the media and sponsors, not until you show a spark. Making a champ is more important than celebrating one. I want to be there for youngsters and help them do their best. -Gagan Narang

I had my first real kiss at Magic Mountain on a park bench. Not the most romantic thing ever. -Vanessa Hudgens

I couldn't wait to get on the ice. I couldn't wait to get to practice. As a kid, I couldn't wait to shoot pucks or play in parking lots, or play on the river or play on the bay. -Bobby Orr

I got interested in palaeontology and vertebrate history – sparked by books on human evolution – then vertebrate evolution. Studying with palaeontologists kindled my interest in fieldwork. -Greg Graffin

People who are creative, who do it as a lifestyle, it's kind of silly to make that claim you're done, because you just never know when that spark is going to hit you again. You can't necessarily predict how you're going to feel. In ten years I'll be 58, and I might still feel like making a punk record. -Greg Graffin

Do I believe in aliens? No. I think there could be. Do I believe in God? No, I think there could be. Do I believe that Jesus actually existed? No. I think he could have done. A few things I've seen. A few things I've read. A few things I've watched have sparked my interest. Do I think it could all be rubbish? Yeah. I do. -Robbie Williams

A good breeder or experienced rescue agency wants you to prove that you'll be a capable caretaker. The interrogation and screening can be annoying, but it's also a sign that you're on the right track. A breeder ought to know if you work long hours away from home, have a fenced yard, have kids or other animals, or if you have access to parks. -Jon Katz

Trade liberalization can be contagious, and the opening of markets regionally can spark progress multilaterally as well. -Roberto Azevedo

My daughter loves to do art stuff. As a father, I like to play with her. We break out the big pads of paper and the glitter and all the stuff. She likes to do what she likes to do. I want to do something, too. So I've just started using her same materials – a lot of crayons, a lot of sparkle, charcoal, pencils, markers and glue. -Stone Gossard

Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle. -Shirley Temple

You know, there's endorphins in laughter, as there are endorphins in running in the park. -Marlo Thomas

Brits are far more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi and just pick up your pram and put in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends. -Gwyneth Paltrow

I've turned into one of those people who go jogging in parks that I used to hate. -Sam Taylor-Johnson

Coogee is a delightful, slightly old-fashioned suburb; it has parks and gardens and reserves, a good well-kept beach, and an excellent promenade above the beach. It is a suburb for people who appreciate those aspects of life. -Richie Benaud

What a lonely species we are, searching for signals of life from other galaxies, adopting companion animals, visiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts. In the process, we discover our shared identity. -Diane Ackerman

My parents were the ones who gave me the independence, who gave me the spark to do anything that you set your mind to, as all parents should do for their kids. -Marlee Matlin

I was born in Paris, and it's a beautiful place, but London feels like home. I like the village feeling, I like running in the parks – even the food isn't as bad as it used to be. -Eva Green

When I leave the car park at Melwood, I try and become a completely different person. I try to get away from it. You have got to. Otherwise you end up like Jamie Carragher – obsessed! -Steven Gerrard

If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? -Chief Seattle

I like to take walks in the park by myself, where no one can bother me and I can think. -Magic Johnson

I love to be in the ballpark. I love to just go in and enjoy a great baseball game, a great pitchers' duel. -Magic Johnson

Achingly funny as it was, Larry Gelbart's writing gave off sparks that turned a hard light on the way we are. -Alan Alda

My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after 'Jagged Little Pill,' the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one. -Alanis Morissette

I don't think there was a thunderclap or a divine spark that suddenly made one species smart. You can see, in our ancestors, there was a gradual expansion of the brain; there was an expansion of the complexity of tools. -Steven Pinker

When I'm 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I'll be like: 'Cool, I'll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.' -Taylor Swift

If I'm remembered for having done a few good things, and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that's plenty. -Sidney Poitier

I've always been a history buff. It was one of the few subjects at school that really, really caught me. I think you'll find a lot of actors will be interested in history because it sparks your imagination so much. When you enter a period of history, your imagination just goes wild in creating the world, which is really what acting is. -Tom Mison

People think I'm more wild than I am… I like going to theme parks, play sports or just hanging out with my friends. -Iggy Azalea

The greatest luxury is not driving. I didn't own a car until I was 30, and that was a Rolls-Royce, so it was cheaper to insure a chauffeur. I never want to drive again. My mind is always on other things. I hate parking, and I'm very short-tempered and would get road rage, I'm sure. -Michael Caine

Being a parent of a boy who wants to wear sparkles and grow his hair long – especially when you don't know where it's all going to go – it's hard stuff. I'm not being politically incorrect in acknowledging that, am I? -Alice Dreger

I bring my ukulele everywhere I go, play a little music in the park, always have it with me. -Max Schneider

No one likes a show-off, but if parallel parking was an Olympic sport, I would get gold, no probs. -Miranda Hart

Dior makes the best lip glosses going. I'm nuts about them, especially the clear one with the silver sparkles. I got addicted to DiorShow Mascara, too. It makes you look like you're wearing false eyelashes. It's the only one that rivals Maybelline. -Sharon Stone

My children love everything that sparkles. My boys just go with everything and make it their own, but my daughter is a little upset because she is 9 and I only go to 5, so sometimes she squeezes herself into a five, and she is trying to make that work because she wants to wear it, too. -Heidi Klum

Everybody loves things that sparkle. -Philip Treacy

You do the hundreds of things that a Christward heart does in the hope that God will put a match to those little sparks to cause it to become a conflagration in a community or in a nation. -John Piper

Anyone working in the media can tell you that there seems to be an always-ready-to-explode segment of the populace for whom offense is a fate worse than anything imaginable. You'd think offense is one of the most calamitous things that could happen to a human being; right up there with the loss of a limb, or just missing a parking space. -Dick Cavett

I started at home as a kid putting on shows and lip-syncing Michael Jackson for the grown-ups. Then, in musicals and plays in school. At 17, I was performing in coffee shops and in parking lots at Phish shows. At 18, I had a band that played local shows in the Northwest. -Matisyahu

When I first started reading about the kabbalists, I would hear about them being seen in strange places. It would turn out that they were doing some kind of spiritual work to elevate the sparks. In my life and career, I've had the opportunity to find myself where I could make some spiritual moves, to do some work that is spiritually important. -Matisyahu

Literally, there is a lot of talk about sparks in the Kabbalah. It talks about when God created the world initially, there was an explosion that happened like a Big Bang but based on vessels and light. -Matisyahu

There's something in me that loves to inspire people: when I'm playing music, I imagine all this sparkly stardust going through everyone. I want to make people come alive. -Bat for Lashes

I can't live without Eucerin cream, lip gloss, gum, nail polish, and sparkly things. -Kelis

I live in a market town in a mill house with the river running both sides and Somerfield's car park only a loose nine iron away, and I really, really, really love it. -David Hemmings

I always accessorise with jewellery. I am a bit of a magpie; I love sparkles, and so wearing jewellery makes me feel more exciting and confident, too! -Amber Le Bon

Growing up in a cold place, in Southern Ontario, Woolrich was a brand of choice for us because it was always warm and comfortable. The parka with the fur on it was standard fare for us. It's extraordinary that they have kept up with the times. Beyond the parka, they have changed, and they have some pretty hip, cool items which I wear. -Douglas Kirkland

When you first start singing something after you've written it, it has this sort of sparkle to it. And if you capture that, that's luck. -Jesse Harris

They could never beat me in Springfield. I loved that old ballpark. If I could have pitched there all my career, I'd be a 300-game winner. -Tommy Lasorda

My first joke was about a company called Five Star Parking that was all over Philadelphia: 'Who's reviewing parking lots?' -Adam McKay

Arnold Schwarzenegger cut teacher's salaries and parks and libraries rather than raise taxes for the many California millionaires and billionaires. -Adam McKay

I am one of the five best parallel parkers in the United States of America. Dead serious. It's to the point now where I look back when pulling into the spot only as a formality. -Willie Geist

Go outside! I mean, even leaves from a park are beautiful in a clear glass vase. I'd rather see that than fake anything any day. -Nate Berkus

The explosion of companies deploying wireless networks insecurely is creating vulnerabilities, as they think it's limited to the office – then they have Johnny Hacker in the parking lot with an 802.11 antenna using the network to send threatening emails to the president! -Kevin Mitnick

If you let people own their land, they take care of it. That's why privately owned land is always taken care of, and the parks look like cesspools. Nobody takes care of what everybody owns. -Grover Norquist

Whenever I say I made a record in the garage, people just assume that I have, like, a Lear jet parked in there or something. But really there's old luggage, a couple of bikes. It's big enough to put one minivan in. That's it. No dartboard. I'm so not macho. -Dave Grohl

There's nothing wrong with ankles. But only if you're playing football in the park. -Tom Ford

I used to be a shopper before I had children. I'd go to Bergdorf and Barneys all the time. But now my weekends are spent differently. I go to the skating rink or the park, not the stores. -Aerin Lauder

I take a lot of pride in the work I do, because people pay to see me. They've got to get babysitters, park their car, get popcorn and candy. I've got to be conscious of that. -Mr. T

My favorite thing of all time is a New York City weekend when there's a blizzard. Everything gets really quiet, and everyone goes to the movies and the park. -Idina Menzel

Christmas cookies can't help but be retro – they are memory first, sugar-flour-egg-redhot-gumdrop-sparkle reality second. -Dana Goodyear

As I travelled around Australia, strangers in pubs, on airplanes, in beach parking lots would bring up Gina Rinehart, not knowing I was writing about her. Everybody had something to say, some of it thoughtful, some of it poorly informed, some of it vividly obscene. -William Finnegan

Nathaniel Rich wrote 'Odds Against Tomorrow' well before Hurricane Sandy and its surge crashed onto the isle of Manhattan, well before the streets were flooded and the subways drowned, only the Goldman Sachs building sparkling above the darkened avenues. -Cathleen Schine

I'm not in a position where I get to pick and choose roles. I usually go on auditions in long lines and embarrass myself in front of casting directors, and with a lump in my throat and my ears burning, I walk past reception and smirking actors as I go to the parking garage and go back on the highway. -Henry Rollins

When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he's saving a parking place. -P. J. O'Rourke

I am a big Vespa enthusiast, and I enjoy the state park aspect of California. It's awfully nice to ride my little scooter through the mountains and then wind up at the ocean. -Deirdre Lovejoy

People like Busta Rhymes would say, 'Clinton Sparks doesn't do mix tapes; he does albums. He just throws albums out on the street.' -Clinton Sparks

My films usually start with an idea that I get while walking the streets. For example, I got the idea for 'Guard Dog' when I was walking in the park and I saw a dog barking at a bird. -Bill Plympton

I know as a director I hit it out of the park sometimes, and sometimes we haven't, and that's kind of the way art goes. You just have to be willing to take the 'failures' and learn from them, make the best of them. -Tim Story

Seasonal change in Los Angeles is often a very subtle thing. It's not as if we finally stop having to shovel the snow out of our driveways and can put our parkas back in the closet. -Henry Rollins

When you are raised Catholic, there is one thing that you are confronted with at a young age, and that's death. You're confronted with all the big issues – and that sparks deep questions, like what the hell are we doing here, anyway? -Martin Donovan

I don't even know why, but I've just always done it – I don't walk on handicapped parking spaces. I don't like to step on the blue lines. I always step over them. I don't know what the deal is. I don't know if it's a fear of injury, or a disrespectful thing, or if I just don't want to think about something like that happening. -Chantal Sutherland

Nothing can be more striking to one who is accustomed to the little inclosures called public parks in our American cities, than the spacious, open grounds of London. I doubt, in fact, whether any person fully comprehends their extent, from any of the ordinary descriptions of them, until he has seen them or tried to walk over them. -William Cullen Bryant

I was staying at the Konchucos Tambo lodge, next to the Huascaran national park, near Chavin. Sitting here on its veranda, I was beginning to see where all those Latin American magical realists get their inspiration from: they don't need to make anything up; they just write down what's around them. -Mark Barrowcliffe

In the early years of America's skyjacking epidemic, the airlines were reluctant to let the FBI attempt to end hijackings by force; they feared that innocents would get caught in the crossfire, thereby sparking a wave of negative publicity. -Brendan I. Koerner

The park lies directly downwind from a slew of coal plants. Virtually all of the major contaminants in the local air and water are direct results of coal emissions. Coal produces ozone, which kills trees. Coal produces sulfates, which kill fish. No other park in the country has more ozone or sulfates than Shenandoah National Park. -Wil S. Hylton

In December 1989, my mother died very suddenly, and that sparked a re-evaluation of what I was doing, and I realized I was mediocre at everything. I was a mediocre IBM employee, I was a mediocre entrepreneur, I was a mediocre artist. I decided that, although my mom wouldn't be around to see it, I wanted to be great at something. -Jim McKelvey

I loved the time I got to spend in Denver. My boys, Arin and Ryan, were growing up. I got to spend time with them without being pried upon. There was no public scrutiny. I was free and could take them to the supermarket or to the park without being noticed or looked at. -Madhuri Dixit

Vehicle emissions standards directly sparked the development and application of a wide range of automotive technologies that are now found throughout the global automobile market. -Keith Ellison

My mother used to dress me in quite good-taste clothes, and I really wanted things that were sparkly and spangly and trashy and nasty. I don't know if I ever chose fashion; it was just there in me. -Phoebe Philo

I've never been interested in things that sparkle and shine; I'm more interested in people. -Ali Hewson

I'm a liberal – I believe in subsidies for public goods and in regulations to curb harmful externalities, but neither of those things exist when it comes to parking. -Matthew Yglesias

I'm against government-subsidized parking and government-mandated parking. -Matthew Yglesias

Being from New York, everybody's a point guard. Even when you play in the park, you've got to know how to handle the ball. If you can't handle the ball, you can't really play. -Joakim Noah

I love going to the movie theatre, seeing live comedy, and going to amusement parks. -Jennette McCurdy

I think what's great about your community is that it's different than anyone else's. Look around. What do you want to change? What needs to be built, or what's valuable and needs to be maintained? Is it the people? Local animals? Your parks or gardens? Hospitals? -Debby Ryan

I try to give each performance my own soul, to bring a truth to my character. Hopefully, when I bring that much truth to a character, it resonates with somebody, and it sparks some kind of emotion in them. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Ball parks are smaller and baseballs are livelier. They've practically got pitchers wearing straitjackets. Bah! They still allow the knuckleball, and that is three times as hard to control. -Ed Walsh

I don't really have an office or anything, and I like to have to move location every two hours. So I just kind of write in a park, on a bench, in the library, in a cafe, back to the library, that kind of thing. -Steve Toltz

I think I would have written more books if I'd had fewer kids or had them earlier, but I think the books in general would have had a little less spark to them. -Clyde Edgerton

I'd done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living. -Robin S. Sharma

'Dark Shadows' was the spark that lit the fire of my childhood imagination. It wasn't polished; it wasn't perfect. But it gave us characters with real personalities and complicated motivations. -William J. Mann

To write a good song, an artist has to drawn from reality. There has to be some spark from realism that communicates a real feeling to someone else. You have to be real. Or you have to be a really good storyteller. -Daryl Hall

If my favourite director gives me a role that is very sparkly? A very brilliant character? I'll do it. -Bae Doona

I have a list of ideas that I want to do for my art series, but I'm always trying to figure out what's going to work. Ever since I was in art school, I would read and get ideas. Sometimes the photograph sparks an idea in me, and I continue in that direction. -Jill Greenberg

To my mom, I don't know how to describe my mom. She is the most wonderful person in my life. She gave me love. She took me to the ballpark when I was just a little boy running around, hanging around. -Roberto Alomar

It's a special feeling when you are blasting through the park along the Monza straights, and there are so many really enthusiastic fans there. I have to admit, though, it's not only the racing I'm looking forward to, as Italian cuisine is superb. -Romain Grosjean

Wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes can turn a tedious trip to the store for a forgotten carton of milk into an amusement park romp. -Patch Adams

My favorite Luna disc is our third, 'Penthouse,' a sparkly, moody album that works from track one all the way to track 11. Tom Verlaine of Television and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab make guest appearances. I am also fond of the final Luna album, 'Rendezvous.' -Dean Wareham

We lived near a playground that had four baseball diamonds on it, and when I got to be 11, 12 years old, I was always over at the ballpark practicing or playing or doing something pertaining to baseball. And when I wasn't doing that, I was bouncing a rubber ball off the steps of my front porch at home. -Bobby Doerr

The Barefoot College is supposed to be a sparking off process. People are adopting it and owning it, which is really the story behind the college. -Bunker Roy

The spark for 'In Praise of Slowness' came when I began reading to my children. Every parent knows that kids like their bedtime stories read at a gentle, meandering pace. But I used to be too fast to slow down with the Brothers Grimm. I would zoom through the classic fairy tales, skipping lines, paragraphs, whole pages. -Carl Honore

I never wanted to be a public figure. I feel that I always have to dampen down people's expectations. They expect me to be an oracle, wave a magic wand, sprinkle some slow, sparkly dust on them, to make everything all right. -Carl Honore

Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity. -Neil MacGregor

Consider that the overwhelming majority of those 40,000 near-Earth asteroids are small enough to fit on the parking lot at the mall. And while these rocky runts won't cause Armageddon, they could still flatten such popular hominid hangouts as Manhattan or downtown Des Moines. -Seth Shostak

A factory that can turn carbon nanotubes into a sheet a yard wide and long enough to stretch one-fourth of the way to the moon is not something you'll find at your local industrial park. That's the show-stopper for the space elevator. The ribbon. -Seth Shostak

Dollywood is a family park, and all families are welcome. We do have a policy about profanity or controversial messages on clothing or signs. It is to protect the individual wearing or carrying them, as well as to keep down fights or problems by those opposed to it at the park. -Dolly Parton

I did used to have nightmares about the idea that when I die, there is a spark of consciousness which basically creates the world. 'Is the world going to disappear if this spark of consciousness disappears? And how do I know it won't? How do I know there's anything there except what I'm conscious of?' -Noam Chomsky

I like trying to create a spark through a collaboration between me and the audience. -Tom Stoppard

In the old days, you know, they didn't have batting cages. And in most ball parks, they only had one runway to the dugout. -Pete Rose

Sometimes, when you don't have spark, someone in the dugout has to create something. -Pete Rose

Sparky Anderson taught me this a long time ago: 'There's three ways you can treat a person. You can pat 'em on the butt, you can kick 'em in the butt, or you can leave 'em alone.' -Pete Rose

Umpires got power, man. You ever notice if you go to a ballpark and there's a close play on first base, they will not run the replay at the ballpark? I've seen umpires go underneath and call up and say if you run one more of those replays, we're gonna forfeit the game. That's how strong their union is. -Pete Rose

Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace. -Christian Dior

In the Soyuz, the little Russian capsule, you can actually hear the banging of the big shield, the big heat shield on the bottom, as it slowly erodes away from the heat and pieces of it fly off like sparks across your window, and it's an interesting thing to ride through, you know. -Chris Hadfield

I still sing, but completely for my own pleasure. I play a nightclub singer in 'Sparkle,' but I'd like to pursue it a bit more. I sang at a friend's 60th at Claridge's the other month; I did 'Baby It's Cold Outside' with the actor Hilton McRae, and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' -Lesley Manville

I didn't grow up in one of those restrictive Christian households where you couldn't do this or that. We were brought up with a great collection of good morals and good values, but we also had fun. We'd go to church on Sunday, but then have ice cream, roller skate or play in the park afterwards. -Yolanda Adams

I do a medley of hymns in all of my sets, whether I'm in an arena, in a theater, in an amusement park. -Yolanda Adams

Labor should not be about creating monuments on hills or statues in parks. Labor's monuments and statues are when a young person can find a job, when a person with disability can get access to the ordinary life that others take for granted. -Bill Shorten

Twenty is a wonderful age for things to be sparked. -Oveta Culp Hobby

I was on a beach in Hawaii for a video shoot once, and it was incredibly beautiful. It had very fine black sand with a silver sparkle running through it. -Louise Nurding

I believe everyone should have a pair of 'party pumps,' something with a little bit of sparkle that is attention grabbing and makes you happy. -Brad Goreski

I'm obsessed with sparkle for men. It's so funny watching people's reaction to a disco-ball shoe! -Brad Goreski

It's extraordinary that revolutions taking place around the world were sparked by communication on the Internet. -Robbie Robertson

I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly. -Tony Hawk

Starting in my teens, I was always standing on the corner near our apartment singing harmony with friends. We'd also go to the park and sing under the bridge near the lake for the echo. When it was cold out, we'd stand in the little heated lobby in the project's administration building, where my mom paid the rent each month. -Frankie Valli

From a personal perspective, I am disappointed that we have yet to really achieve a full understanding of the origins of life on Earth. What was the spark that, billions of years ago, kickstarted the process of evolution that has brought us life as we know it today? I hope that we will get some answers to that in my lifetime. -Martin Rees

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011 was an immense tragedy that sparked a global response. The international community came forward with aid to the victims and came together to address the broader concerns about nuclear security and safety. -Ban Ki-moon

There have been times when I've been broke, and a job came along, and I've said, 'Yeah! Let's do it!' But I will never do something without having a feeling of knowing how to play it. I've been in projects that I felt terrible about afterwards, but I've always had something that sparked me while I was doing it. -Alan Arkin

I think a girl always needs a cardigan, and I tend to go for the sparkles. I have a minimum of 50 embellished cardigans. I'm not a believer in less is more; I'm sort of a believer in more is necessary. -L'Wren Scott

A sympathetic parent might see the spark of consciousness in a baby's large eyes and eagerly accept the popular claim that babies are wonderful learners, but it is hard to avoid the impression that they begin as ignorant as bread loaves. -Paul Bloom

Perhaps the most significant thing George Lucas did in creating 'Star Wars' was to fictionalize the Tao – to spark a universe where we can talk about the Force in objective terms and show it in direct action. -Matthew Stover

I'm not a person who has people tell me things in parking garages. -Bill Dedman

Polygraphs have sparked a fierce debate for at least a century. -Bill Dedman

Relaxing at home in his 55th-floor condominium before a game, Sammy Sosa is the same as at the ball park: focused but funny, exuberant but reserved. He is in a strange country, conversing in two languages, but his every movement displays a combination of confidence and humility. -Bill Dedman

Spring and fall in New York are the best seasons here to get out and about. I like the little park in Dumbo between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge. I like Prospect Park. -Paul Dano

I worked at this place called Water World; it was a waterslide park. My brother and my dad framed my first paycheck from this place – which was for $0.00 dollars – because I didn't even make enough to cover the cost of my uniform! -Summer Sanders

I've always liked the fact that anyone with a great idea, access to the Internet, and an unrelenting will can spark a world-beating company simply by standing up code on the Internet and/or leveraging the information and relationship network that is the web. That's how Facebook started, after all. -John Battelle

AT&T Park, chalk it up. This is a great pitcher's park, great weather. It's a great place to pitch. It's all positive and no negative. You can go out and challenge guys. I've got the confidence to attack the strike zone and not nibble so much. -Tim Hudson

Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they 'educate' people about animals should not be taken seriously. Such enterprises are part of the commercial entertainment industry. The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement. -Peter Singer

There is no excuse for keeping wild animals in amusement parks or circuses. Until our governments take action, we should avoid supporting places where captive wild animals perform for our amusement. If the public will not pay to see them, the businesses that profit from keeping animals captive will not be able to continue. -Peter Singer

Man, coaching is a hard job, and it requires a lot of time… I hear stories from coaches who tell me that players call them in the middle of the night not knowing where they parked their car. You are baby-sitting rich, spoiled kids… I don't know where you parked your car! -Joe Montana

I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater. -Natasha Lyonne

The Capone era. That was my time. Capone was a big baseball fan. He'd walk into the ballpark like the president walking in today, with bodyguards all around him. -Billy Herman

Not far from my apartment, within a stretch of no more than 500 feet, there are two doggie gyms where Gotham's canines who aren't getting enough exercise running through the city's parks, or are neglecting their all-important doggie glutes and abs, can go for a workout. What can I say? This appalls me. -David Rakoff

A decision by Germany's highest court that banned the display of crosses or crucifixes in classrooms has sparked widespread outrage and protest. -Stephen Kinzer

During the 1990s the United States sought to impose the 'Washington Consensus' on Latin American governments. It embodied what Latin Americans call 'neo-liberal' principles: budget cuts, privatization, deregulation of business, and incentives for foreign companies. This campaign sparked bitter resistance and ultimately collapsed. -Stephen Kinzer

One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes – there were no washing machines – while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier. -Claire Tomalin

My worst habit is probably that I'm extremely messy. I'm a big scatter-brain – I'm always losing my car keys, or worse, forgetting where I parked my car in the car park. -Georgia Salpa

I like playing basketball and going to the gym. I don't box, but I'll ride my bike and go jogging or running in the park. Sometimes my lady and I go hiking. -Kevin Hart

When I know I'm not doing any auditions, I go to the skate park on my scooter or my bike. -Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Mexican gray wolves are actually responsible for the spark of legendary environmentalists Aldo Leopold and Ernest Seton. In both cases, the men found their lives and souls forever changed after they killed Mexican gray wolves. -Joy Covey

My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, Ian Shive, are working on this project called 'Generation Wild.' It's about getting people to realize that being outdoors is not scary – you can go on adventures like we do, in national parks, and practically in your own backyard. -Stephen Colletti

When I wrote 'The World Is Flat,' I said the world is flat. Yeah, we're all connected. Facebook didn't exist; Twitter was a sound; the cloud was in the sky; 4G was a parking place; LinkedIn was a prison; applications were what you sent to college; and Skype, for most people, was a typo. -Thomas Friedman

I believe that we're not alone. How can we be alone in an infinite universe? I'm using the word 'alien' with a little trepidation because I know that sparks so many different versions of that word, and there are so many different images that come into one person's head when someone says it. -Rose Leslie

When I have no appointments, I spend the day in pajamas and go to the dog park in pajamas. I'm very casual. -Alexandra Daddario

You can't have a U.S. Open anymore without an extra course to store all the hospitality tents. I used to be able to drive up to the clubhouse and park like the players. Now, there are seven corporate hospitality guys who have my spot, and I'm on a bus. -Dan Jenkins

Valet parking is an essential at any decent club. -Dan Jenkins

The only reason I'm an actor is that a lady pulled out of a parking space in front of a producer's office. -James Garner

I always accessorize with jewelry. I am a bit of a magpie; I love sparkles, and so wearing jewelry makes me feel more exciting and confident, too! -Amber Le Bon

If Luna Marie is at the park, my child is not happy unless she's on the highest bar of the jungle gym or the tallest branch of a tree or jumping over the biggest, deepest hole. -Constance Marie

I have two Jack Russell terriers, Harley and Gracie, who I like to go running with in the park. -Megan Hilty

I legit can not parallel park. This is no joke! -Jennifer Damiano

I was 15 years old, taken out into a parking lot on the set of 'Donny & Marie,' and at the time I was 5-foot-5 and 103 pounds – like, nothing. I was told I was an embarrassment to my family and the show would be canceled if I didn't lose 10 pounds. -Marie Osmond

I came from a small town in Pennsylvania – where 'style' was whatever was new at the Gap. Being on 'Ugly Betty' at such a crucial time in my life sparked my love for the industry. -Mark Indelicato

What sets 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' apart is Riggs's use of 'found' photographs as a spark of inspiration for the narrative. 'Found' describes art created from common objects that are not normally considered art. -Claire Cameron

Why would one ever be so insane as to ditch a perfectly beautiful metaphor? Cut back, of course, prune if you like, so that the best metaphors are clear and sparkling. But I will throw out unread the book that promises me no metaphors inside. -Marie Rutkoski

There's no real downside to any sort of work that I do. I'm all so grateful for it, but I wouldn't say that animated work is just a walk in the park. It is easy, it's really fun, but I don't know why I really stress myself out every time I'm about to go in. -Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Under the snowcapped mountains of Fiordland National Park, freshwater streams empty into the saltwater fiords, creating a unique ecosystem. This is a heavily wooded park, so the water in the streams is stained with tannin, a substance found in plants that makes clean water seem dirty, though it isn't. -Brian Skerry

Musical 'fusion' projects have earned themselves a bad name, but that's mainly because they often involve pop artists conscripting orchestras to play unimaginative backdrops to their acts. What's really exciting is when you spark off a dialogue between very different musical forces. -Charles Hazlewood

When I'm directing actors, I often find myself slipping in sports metaphors, like: 'Don't go for the punch line here, just put it up on a T-ball stand so she can hit it out of the park.' -Mark Waters

The millennials were raised in a cocoon, their anxious parents afraid to let them go out in the park to play. So should we be surprised that they learned to leverage technology to build community, tweeting and texting and friending while their elders were still dialing long-distance? -Nancy Gibbs

If Freddie Mac is unable to raise capital, it could spark a political and financial crisis. -Charles Duhigg

We got skate parks in different states, but me skating? Nah, I'm too gangster; I can't rock with it. But I watch it. -Birdman

If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them? -Yogi Berra

The batteries are gradually becoming charged, and if the prudence of the government does not provide an outlet for the currents that are accumulating, some day the spark will be generated. -Jose Rizal

I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city, isn't it. -Kit Harington

Animals in general have sparked a weird depression in me, because as much as I tried, I couldn't layer a personality over them. You know what I mean? I would stare at the cows, and I would sing to the cows, and they would always just look at me blankly. -Kristen Schaal

When suddenly everybody is guessing, or some even getting close, to the ballpark of what you're earning – well, that's interesting, that everyone knows what you make. -Jim Parsons

I didn't necessarily grow up in a trailer park, but there is a brief part of that in my life. So I can make fun of it a little bit. I'm not too much of an outsider, where I'm just making fun of someone. -Kacey Musgraves

People could see by your actions on the park that you cared about it. If we got beat, I'd fling the Sunday papers in the bin and wouldn't read them. -Drew Busby

Aside from its parks and nature areas, Singapore is intensively developed, and due to the shortage of land, is building up, down and on manmade islands and landfills. -Alan Huffman

Here is where our real selfhood is rooted, in the divine spark or seed, in the image of God imprinted on the human soul. The True Self is not our creation, but God's. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence. -Sue Monk Kidd

I wanted kids to know that it's cool to be in a ski race in the morning and to go play in the terrain park in the afternoon. It's not one or the other. -Ted Ligety

A society – any society – is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. -Robert Reich

Much of what's called 'public' is increasingly a private good paid for by users – ever-higher tolls on public highways and public bridges, higher tuitions at so-called public universities, higher admission fees at public parks and public museums. -Robert Reich

I've been pretty lucky with neighbors. But back in 1998, I lived, like, literally next door to Wrigley Field in Chicago. And I had, like, 50,000 bad neighbors spread out over the course of one summer. I'm a diehard Cubs fan, but living right next to the ballpark, it's just – as you're trying to go to sleep, you can just, like, hear urination. -Ike Barinholtz

I'm more scared of parking by a parking meter than vampires because one of them is real and adversely affects my life and results in a $35 fine, and one is nonsense. -Ike Barinholtz

I'm obsessed with the theme parks and themed restaurants, I love it! -Tyra Banks

A society that's provided for by television is a society that says it doesn't need too many parks or natural situations for children to play in because television will look after them. -Michael Leunig

Sparky Lyle threw me a slider, and it wound up in the seats. We won, and it was a memorable moment. -Richie Allen

There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama. -Rod Carew

When I was 10 years old, that nuclear spark hit me. Whatever it may be, I really don't know what it was about nuclear science, but whatever it was that triggered that interest, it stuck. I went after that one with a passion. -Taylor Wilson

As a memorial, I'd like a statue. Not of me, but a little modern statue, in marble or bronze, maybe of a bird, in a park where children could play and people going by could see it. On it, I'd just like it to say: 'Maeve Binchy, storyteller' and people could look at the name and remember that they'd seen it somewhere else. -Maeve Binchy

I love New York City. The energy, the theatre, the art, the food, the people, the parks and streets. But I could say the same of London or Paris, too. -Pierce Brosnan

I've shot a lot of places, and I've produced. I always thought, 'Gosh, when you shoot in a big city, it's so difficult.' And New York, I always think, 'Where are you going to park the trucks? How are you going to stop the traffic?' -Scott Bakula

Our family life, before figure skating turned it upside down, seemed normal. Our town of Riverside, Connecticut, was part of Greenwich, and we had the advantage of their wonderful community, with great beaches and beautiful parks. -Dorothy Hamill

I take pride in knowing the NFL is pink in October, sparking conversations everywhere about breast cancer and prevention, all in the spirit of my mom. -DeAngelo Williams

All you have to do is drive by the empty tennis courts and basketball courts and compare them to the skate parks… c'mon people, get with the program – the future is now! -Jeff Ament

I plan to see St. Louis as a global competitor. As an international trade hub, as an incubator of new companies, as a place of culture and the arts, as a magnet for immigrants, for entrepreneurs, for animal lovers, and for gays, as a city of parks and trails, and as the sort of place that figures in young people's dreams. -Francis G. Slay

I don't read books. I read 'On the Road' in high school, and that was awesome, so I guess that's my favorite book. 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' even though I didn't read it, that's the greatest story. SparkNotes came in when I was in high school, and that was the greatest invention. -Meghan Trainor

Sparks is a sporting charity that puts on golf tournaments for sick children, and my animal charities include Oldham Cats and Feline Care, a big cat charity close to me in Norfolk. I'm also a Freemason and the money they raise for charity is phenomenal. -Rick Wakeman

The first thing I do when I come to work, I say hello to my dogs and give them one biscuit each. The butler takes them out to the park and drops them off at the office, so they are there waiting for me. They are very popular in the studio. They play all the time. They run around, up and down, left and right. -Stefano Gabbana

Although the church has often been far too slow to follow his lead, Jesus' insistence that women, as well as men, bear the full image of God has had a way of sparking reform movements across the centuries. -John Ortberg

You've got to be really careful about what you say and do anywhere you are. I actually had a dream about being in parking garage and having somebody in front of me taking too long to get their change and honking the horn and then yelling back, and getting out and yelling at each other and then seeing it on YouTube the next day. -Mitt Romney

My two primary areas of focus have been open-space conservation and education, and I expect those to remain my priorities in the future. The Irvine open space and parklands provide serenity and balance to our unique Orange County lifestyle. -Donald Bren

My ultimate dream is for the Irvine Ranch to be known and celebrated as much for the outstanding communities we've planned and built as it is for what is not developed. The beneficiary being the 50,000 acres of undeveloped land that is now permanently preserved and conserved as Open Space and parklands. -Donald Bren

The theatre starts every night at half past seven, and I like the rhythm of going to the theatre, parking the car, going to the stage door; I've grown up with all of that. I'd love to do more theatre – I mean, I shouldn't be telling the world that I can't remember lines any more, but I find it more and more difficult, so I don't know. -Michael Gambon

It could be a walk in the park, it could be a ride on your bicycle. It does not have to be an organized team activity… Be as creative as you want, but find a way to get your exercise in. -Ron Jaworski

'Life, Love & Hope' is… I'm thinking 'larger picture.' I'm not trying to preach to anyone. We all get lost and caught up in our everyday problems. Your cellphone doesn't work or you got a parking ticket, you had a bad day at work. You can lose sight of the really important things in life; that's what the song is about. -Tom Scholz

Most of my avant garde fashion is saved for my videos and for the stage. In real life, I tend towards a classy, black Goth look. I love black, a few sparkles, false eyelashes and boots. But when I perform, I love fantasy and props. -Jane Badler

I did work hard at auditions, and three years at RADA isn't like a walk in the park. And then it takes a lot of sacrifices, giving certain things up in order to audition, in order to do a play, whatever it may be. -Andrew Buchan

The genre of science fiction is a fun house, an amusement park ride, but it's also a problem. The question that's always being indirectly asked is this: 'Just who do we think we are and, further, who do we want to be?' -Douglas Lain

A zombie amusement park sounds like fun, but the health code violations alone are enough to turn your stomach. -Jim C. Hines

What I see as the particularly exciting prospect for writing horror fiction as we go forward is setting stories in more internal landscapes than external ones, mapping out the mind as the home for scary things instead of the house at the end of the lane or lakeside campground or abandoned amusement park. -Andrew Pyper

Someone told me a woman bought a dog so she could take it to the same park where I go running, but I'm hoping that's rubbish. -Richard C. Armitage

On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes. -David Quammen

The separate water foundations, park benches, bathrooms and restaurants of the Jim Crow South startled me. These experiences motivated my lifelong study of the status of African Americans and the sources of improvement in that status. -James Heckman

If you take away the predators in the prairies and the national parks, you suddenly have an explosion of elk, and then you have a lack of the food source for the elk, so they strip all the ground bare and that takes away the cover, on and on and on and on. The whole food chain is disrupted. -Peter Benchley

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 45, it's an amusement park. From 45 on, it's a terrarium. -Gina Barreca

I went to elementary like any other kid, but I was just always a little different. I had that sparkle, and everyone told my mom, 'She needs to be on TV, acting.' -Raven Goodwin

Be generous with your time and money – it has an amazingly fast payback. Be in the moment with everyone you love – and this frequently means tuning out work completely. And drive slow in parking lots. -Scott Weiss

Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone. -Donella Meadows

When I went around promoting 'Crumb,' there would be days I'd wake up in, like, Houston or Cleveland, and I'd step outside the hotel and get no idea where I was. It all looks the same: one big corporate, consumer theme park. It's all, 'Here's the Starbucks, and here's the Gap, and we'll go over to Banana Republic and the Cineplex.' -Terry Zwigoff

I'm a very firm believer in karma, and put it this way: I get a lot of good parking spots. -Al Jourgensen

If there is a less likely sight on this earth than Clint Dempsey, the Texas trailer-park kid, doing downward-facing dog poses, or the stalwart Michael Bradley deep breathing through a tree pose, I have yet to see it. -Tim Howard

As I travel the country for away games, I meet kids fighting cancer in almost every city. They visit the ballpark, and I invite them onto the field so we can chat and then watch the game. -Jon Lester

A parking lot attendant who's a guy makes a lot more money than a child-care attendant who's a woman. -Gloria Steinem

Every woman has had the guy she's broken up with park across the street and stare at her door. Every guy has had someone call at two in the morning and hang up. Or you've been the person who has done those things. -Ned Tanen

I loved the High Line when it was just mine, when I was the only person up there, and I had a private park in New York City. I had to make an appointment to see it… I'd walk around. I was all alone. -Joel Sternfeld

My passion for snacking and search for a great tasting, better-for-you snack sparked my interest in creating what has become popchips. -Keith Belling

I live up Laurel Canyon, and if I want to walk with my son, I have to drive to the park, which is so insane to me. -James Gray

When I'm with the wife, and we're having a romantic night, I occasionally think about a glass of red wine, but I'll order a sparkling water. I'd like the wine, but it wouldn't end with one glass, so I don't even go there. -Dave Gahan

Parallel parking is desirable for two reasons: parked cars create a physical barrier and psychological buffer that protects pedestrians on the sidewalk from moving vehicles; and a rich supply of parallel parking can eliminate the need for parking lots, which are extremely destructive of the civic fabric. -James Howard Kunstler

The older I get, I guess I wear less sparkles. -Blake Lively

What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park. -Louie Schwartzberg

Games shouldn't only be fun. They should teach or spark an interest in other things. -Hideo Kojima

Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That's the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don't grow up. -Maya Angelou

When I was 16, I spent a year pushing trollies around a car park, and that wasn't fun. I didn't love working in a supermarket; it wasn't for me. It is for some people, and that's totally cool. -James Bay

I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom. -Siri Hustvedt

I'm up before 6, but then I'm parked in front of the PC until noon. -Lori Foster

I don't need the water to be inspired. My stories inspire me, not the location of where I'm parked. And good thing, since I've had to finish books in airports, in the RV we used to have, the lake house, while on vacation, at home, in the kitchen when my office PC was on the fritz. -Lori Foster

I just love Bayonne. I love the parks. I love the pizzerias. I love the simple things in life, and it's all here. -Tammy Blanchard

I grew up on Avenue C, and Tompkins Square Park was my park. That was where I played ball every day. I lived in that park. -Ramon Rodriguez

I was part of a group called Casanova Fly, doing bouncer work, attending college and working in a pizza shop when I first met producer Sylvia Robinson who came into the pizza shop where I was flipping the dough. I was rapping in the park in Englewood, and she heard about what I was doing. -Big Bank Hank

I'm highly distractable, and I have too many things on my mind very often. When I'm driving in the city, it drives me so crazy – the city traffic and the parking – I just take cabs everywhere. -Dan Hill

'Jurassic World' takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. -Colin Trevorrow

I've probably got the most eclectic social media there is because it literally goes from hanging out with my son at a park, to, like, Madonna's house, to a rave in Africa. -Diplo

The last time I played rugby, I busted my nose bad, and that's incentive not to get down and dirty in the park anymore. -Jai Courtney

'Molto Mario' was the show that sparked my entire interest in cooking. -Action Bronson

I can parallel park pretty well – I'm a great driver. -Jenny Lewis

In 2008, I was in a London park when I came across a fledgling crow that had fallen from the top of an oak tree. A woman happened to be passing, and she said that she rescued animals, so she invited me back to her house. It turned out she was the wife of Jeff Beck. Jeff was there, and we ended up jamming together. -Imelda May

To some degree, I was very dubious of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' idea – taking a theme park ride and turning into a film – even though they seemed to end up being quite fun films. -Peter Jackson

I run in London, in San Francisco – any city that's got a waterfront or park. -Danny Meyer

During one of his uncannily well-timed impromptu visits to my restaurant, Union Square Cafe, Pat Cetta taught me how to manage people. Pat was the owner of a storied New York City steakhouse called Sparks, and by that time, he was an old pro at running a fine restaurant. -Danny Meyer

I worked as a parking lot attendant for a while and a delivery boy and two or three other things, but none of them seemed just right. -Robert Preston

Given the extent of the exposures of major banks around the world to A.I.G., and in light of the extreme fragility of the system, there was a significant risk that A.I.G.'s failure could have sparked a global banking panic. -Ben Bernanke

The goal of 'Data Detectives' is to spark the imagination of students around the globe by making them think about new technologies that will impact humanity in ways similar to language and art. -Rick Smolan

I can be a bit extreme. I'll spend too much time running round the park, doing yoga and drinking green tea. I can get a bit obsessive. I have to rein it in sometimes. -Sam Taylor-Johnson

Now I'm the father of three young boys, I find myself using GoPro to film them more than anything – trips to the amusement park, the beach, the pool – just chasing them around as they grow. -Nick Woodman

My mum had four kids on her own, so if I had one kid with one nanny and not a full-time job, it would be a joke. And I think the impossible happens when you leave your kids. I've seen so many nannies in the park on their phones, and the kids are running off. -Abbey Clancy

I quickly realized that shopping on Amazon had made the idea of parking my car and going into a store feel like an outrageous imposition on my time and good nature. -Maria Semple

I grew up in Burbank – but not the Burbank of valet parking and TV studios. In the late 1950s, there was a small apartment complex on Elmwood Avenue that rented mostly to families on welfare. I lived there from age 3 to 11 and again from 14 to 18 with my mother, Shirley, and my younger sister, Toni. -Rene Russo

In June 1972, I went with friends to see the Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Forum. After the concert, as we crossed through the parking lot, a guy in a brown Mercedes stopped in the middle of the street and got out. He came up to me and asked if I had ever modeled. -Rene Russo

It's very important that we keep these special, wild places. It defines the United States. Imagine our country without our national parks and our monuments. Here in California, imagine if you didn't have in Southern Cal the Channel Islands or the great Highway 1, Big Sur up to Point Reyes up to the Redwood country. -Douglas Brinkley

There were three Selma-to-Montgomery marches in March 1965, and Rosa Parks had missed the first one. Parks, whose act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, moved to Detroit two years later for safety reasons. -Douglas Brinkley

I'm never going to look like a Nordic model, so I play with what I've got. Instead of going gray, I dye my hair bright colors; I have bad vision, so I wear sparkly glasses. I embrace that I look like a crazy lady. -Jenji Kohan

Nicholas Sparks and John Green are very different writers. -Ansel Elgort

We're so surrounded by so much of this marketing and just being told on a regular basis that you have to like this, you will go here, you want this. I found that to me that fit perfectly into what a theme park of dinosaur would be about. -Colin Trevorrow

Utopia would mean a park – some large, some small – every four or five blocks. -Thomas Hoving

Genre expectations can kill creativity. If you do something different, it will get hated. The best filmmakers can do everything on the approval list and knock it out of the park. For me, I have a hard time being creative when I have to color in between the lines. -David Ayer

Teenagers are some of the most passionate, dynamic and creative people I know. Yet, too often, this creative spark is left to flicker precariously and sometimes fade entirely. -Malorie Blackman

Others may prefer mindless entertainment, but on Sunday nights, you'll find me parked right in front of my television, munching popcorn and improving my intellect by watching 'Masterpiece Classic.' -Teresa Medeiros

For me, inspiration isn't a sort of spark which lights the fire of the story. It's more like a thread, one of many, which you can tease out of a story once it's written, if you feel so inclined. -Michelle Paver

I want to collect more records from terrorists, but less records from innocent Americans. The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over! John Adams said it was the spark that led to our war for independence, and I'm proud of standing for the Bill of Rights, and I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights. -Rand Paul

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the hierarchy of public lands, national parks by law have been above the rest: America's most special places, where natural beauty and all its attendant pleasures – quiet waters, the scents of fir and balsam, the hoot of an owl, and the dark of a night sky unsullied by city lights – are sacrosanct. -Michael Shnayerson

Sometimes it does me good to look back at the days when the living wasn't so good. I remember in 1945 the dressing-rooms were gone, the park was in ruins, no stand, nothing. -Matt Busby

A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark's spooky novel, 'Memento Mori.' -Billy Collins

I write in coffee shops, libraries, parks, museums. I get antsy and then get on my bike and go someplace else, letting the ideas spin around in my head as I dodge taxis. -Phil Klay

Everyone in Tel Aviv knows Yosl Bergner. In 2006, the mayor made him a Freeman of the City. Now he carries a card which allows him to park his car anywhere with impunity. If only he could drive. -Clive Sinclair

When I was thirteen, I was in a supermarket with my mother, and for no reason at all, I picked up a science-fiction book at the checkout stand and started reading it. I couldn't believe I was doing that, actually reading a book. And, man, it opened up a whole new thing. Reading became the sparkplug of my imagination. -Mark Bradford

The poet existed among the cave men; he will exist among men of the atomic age, for he is an inherent part of man. Even religions have been born from the need for poetry, which is a spiritual need, and it is through the grace of poetry that the divine spark lives forever in the human flint. -Saint-John Perse

I would love to be in a Nicholas Sparks movie. And Scarlett Johansson inspired me. I think it's cool when women are able to kick butt. -Halston Sage

I was this little blond girl with a guitar case bigger than me – it was pink and sparkly at the time. But I always took myself seriously, and I think that people took that seriously. I would tell them about my goal list, and they listened. I was like, 'I want to be the one that swings the pendulum.' -Kelsea Ballerini

For a long time, because I'm pretty tall, I was scared to wear heels, but now I wear them all the time. I feel like I'm still discovering my stage style, but I love – well, I'm not a huge color person onstage, but I am in real life. I like short stuff, big heels, fringe, lots of fringe, sometimes sparkle, yeah! -Kelsea Ballerini

Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition. -Charles Spurgeon

Beaumont-Hamel sits within a thousand acres of French agriculture. The trenches are under this blanket of grass. In the 1920s, a park was established here and trees from Newfoundland imported to encircle the battlefield so you get the feeling of being within a copse of woods. -Michael Winter

Shamu the killer whale is Sea World's Mickey Mouse; whales named Shamu are the star attractions of three parks and the focus of their marketing efforts. -Nina Easton

If you want to know whether soccer is big in America, pick a weekend, go to any park in the land, and pay attention. We're there. We've always been. -Rabih Alameddine

I have tested my nerve by reaching a little too closely toward a lengthy alligator on the Gulf Coast and a saucer-sized tarantula in a Houston car park. -Jim Crace

I've always been interested in wolves, since I was a child. There was a wolf enclosure in a wildlife park very close to where I was brought up; they were the main attraction. -Sarah Hall

Living in a zoo means it wasn't always sparkly dresses, but I would still dress up. I had this pink sparkly dress and fairy wings, and I'd put those on and then go and dance in the zoo. -Bindi Irwin

People with a lot of money aren't in the business of throwing it away, and those paying footballers' wages, organising parking spaces for dead sharks, and even, dare I say it, buying iPads, are doing it because, for them, it's worth the money. -Ian Watson

I starved and slept on park benches. I wrapped myself in the pages of my manuscript to keep warm. For two and a half years I took odd jobs; nothing was going to deter me. -Gary Jennings

The idea of a mentally ill vice president who suffers in complete isolation was obviously sparked by the behaviors I witnessed by Sarah Palin. What if somebody who was ill-equipped for the office were to ascend to the presidency or vice presidency? What would they do? How long would it take for people to figure it out? -Nicolle Wallace

The objects you decide to keep, the ones that gave you the spark of joy? Treasure them from now on. When you put things away, you can actually audibly say, 'Hey, thank you for the good work today…' By doing so, it becomes easier for you to put the objects away and treasure them, which prolongs the spark of joy environment. -Marie Kondo

If you fold your clothes in the formal spark of joy, you can actually make the joy last longer. -Marie Kondo

I had a slight hope the phrase 'spark joy' might become popular, as it was the keyword that I wanted to put forward in the first place. -Marie Kondo

Marriage is a walk in the park compared to being a single mother or father. I'll take that walk later. -Sophie B. Hawkins

If we ever have free time, my partner and I are fond of going on walks through the local state forests and parks. -Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Most of us believe that dirt is good for our kids, but some of us are wary of the grass in the parks, which may or may not have been treated with toxic chemicals. -Eula Biss

Although I've made notes for things and even written synopses sitting in trains or on park benches, for the complete composition of things I need absolute solitude, preferably an empty house. -James Salter

I had actually finished the manuscript of 'The Wild Trees' and turned it in to Random House when all of a sudden word came. Michael Taylor and his colleague, Chris Atkins, another explorer, have just knocked one out of the park. They found the world's tallest tree. The tree is named Hyperion, 379.1 feet tall. -Richard Preston

I write every day. Most weekdays, I write about ten hours a day. That doesn't mean eight hours of surfing the Net or watching videos on YouTube. I park my butt in a chair and write… I learned that writer's block is a myth created by people who don't have, or understand, a writing process. -Jonathan Maberry

If you look at professional baseball in New York, you can get all 162 Yankee games on television anytime you want. But people still go to the ballpark because they are two different experiences. It's the same with film. -Patrick Whitesell

I never paid attention to many of the Nicholas Sparks films. 'The Notebook,' which my wife liked, I felt that Ryan Gosling was a genius in it and Rachel McAdams has this thing about her that you just want to take care of her. I remember that chemistry between them. -George Tillman, Jr.

I pored over art books and absorbed the placidness of Monet's garden, the sparkling color of the Impressionists, the strength and solidity of Michelangelo's figures showing the titanic power of humans at one with God, Jan Vermeer's serene Dutch women bathed in gorgeous honey-colored light… My conviction grew that art was stronger than death. -Susan Vreeland

After one hundred days of confinement following a bone marrow transplant, I rejoiced in taking short walks to a nearby park as I was writing 'Girl in Hyacinth Blue.' The uncertainty of my survival made every blade of grass gorgeous in its green intensity, lifting itself up, doing its part to make the world beautiful. -Susan Vreeland

Completing any writing project, particularly a novel, is a daunting prospect. Many people become frozen by the prospect. Others keep waiting for the right time. Some wait for the spark of inspiration. Even experienced writers find it is easier to do anything other than actually write. -Bob Mayer

I am the most skilled parallel parker the world has ever known. -Gene Weingarten

To be honest, most of the time you leave the theater, and you're like, 'Well, that was nice, but where did I park?' It doesn't really stick with you. -Joe Carnahan

One thing I learned is that the park by the river in a recent story, 'Getting Closer,' is the same park by the river that appears for a moment near the end of 'The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad,' a story first published 23 years earlier. This echo at first irritated me, then pleased me deeply. -Steven Millhauser

On a perfect weekend, I'll stay in bed until I am rested, though I am not someone who sleeps late. Then I'll go for a run through the parks nearby, even if it is frosty and cold, and I love meeting friends for brunch. You know you are truly on a day off if you have time to do brunch. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

In Copenhagen, we all ride bicycles everywhere, partly because it is impossible to park a car, but also because you can cross the city in 20 minutes on a bike. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

I was born in Coney Island. I like to think I fell out of the womb onto the fun park's giant Parachute Jump while eating a Nathan's hot dog. -Harold Feinstein

I started my first company when I was in my college dorm as a senior with two of my really good friends. We started a company that became SparkNotes.com. You know CliffsNotes? SparkNotes is a modern-day version of that. -Sam Yagan

Love to Jesus is a sure title to the greatest possible happiness; for Jesus is omnipotent and has determined to make his friends happy, and surely will not forget a single one in whose heart is enkindled one spark of love. -Adoniram Judson

Surprisingly, it was not an American but a British company that opened an amusement park in 2007 called Dickens World, located in the English county of Kent, complete with an Ebenezer Scrooge Haunted House, a Great Expectations Boat Ride and the as-advertised 'costumed Dickensian characters.' -Matthew Pearl

With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that's how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Honestly, with me, as long as I have a park to play basketball in, I'm pretty cool. -Manny Montana

The only autograph I ever got, which I do not have anymore, was Matthew Fox when he was on 'Party Of Five.' I was in high school, and he came to our local amusement park, and I stood in line and got an autograph. -Riki Lindhome

I won't be attempting to write Jane Austen-style prose – that would be suicidal. But I will attempt to bring the highest level of my own prose, and to make it sparkle. -Val McDermid

Planning a garden, park, building, or city shouldn't be done in an office. -Jack Dangermond

Russians really needed a product that would be not as strong as vodka and not as feminine as cheap sparkling wine, so Martini was a good solution. -Roustam Tariko

There's a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day. -John Krasinski

I have never felt 'fat;' I just didn't realise how unhealthy I was until I look back at pictures. In the moment, I felt so beautiful, and I remember walking down red carpets with my make-up done in a little sparkly dress, and I thought I was so cute. -Khloe Kardashian

I am deeply grieved by the loss of the crew of Columbia. I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the astronauts. I believe that their names will remain as the bright sparkling stars in the universe and will light the way for those who will follow them on the difficult roads of space exploration. -Valentina Tereshkova

Memoirs are – memory is – rarely 100 percent accurate. Any autobiography is a construct, ballpark, even unnatural. Private diaries, too, can be unreliable – a detail that matters only if the diary is read. -Darin Strauss

Many parks in Florida have information kiosks with colorful enamel signs showing the special flora and fauna in the park. The gopher tortoise, the scrub jay, the indigo snake. At no park with an indigo snake on its kiosk signs could I find an indigo. -Padgett Powell

In the end, what's any good reader really hoping for? That spark. That spell. That journey. -Victor LaValle

Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that. -Christie Brinkley

We need to protect our wilderness areas and national parks. Everywhere you travel, you see blight, denuded mountains, logging. If people know what's going on, they'll become activists to safeguard those places. -Christie Brinkley

Between the theme parks and the movies, the Disney iconography was probably the first set of archetypes that I was exposed to. Walt was able to expose me as a child to the full array of emotions, including fear and sorrow. Those movies and attractions haunted my dreams and made a deep impression on me as a child. -Jon Favreau

If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I've done, even if it's just igniting a spark, that's great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end. -Johnny Depp

William Faulkner, Muriel Spark, Richard Yates, William Styron, James Salter, Alice Munro. They're very different writers, and I admire them for different reasons. The common thread, I guess, is that they remind me what's possible, why I wanted to write fiction in the first place. -Jennifer Haigh

Los Angeles County is one of the most park-poor urban areas in the nation, and the San Gabriel Valley – stretching from Pasadena to Pomona – is especially starved for open space. -Frances Beinecke

NRDC has helped bring hope spots to more of our shared ocean waters. We helped draft and pass a California law creating a network of underwater parks stretching from the Oregon border to the Mexican border. -Frances Beinecke

Lots of ballplayers have their own personal music blasted by the sound systems in modern ball parks. -George Vecsey

Baseball's postseason shifts from game to game because of starting pitchers and the geography of the ballparks. -George Vecsey

In 'Sisters of War,' I got to do one of my own stunts. Running out of the building because the Japanese were firing, with all these little spark plugs are going off, looking like explosions and bullets flying down. That was really fun. -Sarah Snook

My earliest memory is a picnic in the park near our house, which was next to Wimbledon Common. Why on earth we went to a park when we lived so near the common is a mystery, but it had formal gardens and lawns – perhaps it was that very difference that took my parents there. -Martin Clunes

I used to be able to think. My brain's circuits were all connected, and I had spark, a quickness of mind that let me function well in the world. -Floyd Skloot

I want to go into science class and awaken that spark that makes learning possible. -Damian Woetzel

To me, the most interesting films are films that take very strong points of view and bang them up against each other and let sparks happen. -Marshall Curry

I find often I'm wandering around the park with my kids, and I notice something, and I think, 'Oh, I could come up with a clever Facebook post about that.' It's like, 'Wait a minute – that's not what I should be thinking. I should be present in the moment with my kids.' -Marshall Curry

I think the audience doesn't know a movie's lit, but they feel it. Because you've walked in a forest many times, or in a park, so you know how it looks. When you start lighting, subconsciously you know there is something that is absolutely wrong. -Emmanuel Lubezki

The biggest thing that I get most excited about is, my family and I would watch television together, and we weren't just passive viewers. Something would happen, and then we would talk about it. When Will Smith was shot on 'Fresh Prince,' that sparked a conversation about safety. -Jerrod Carmichael

Wedding rings need to be sparkly to remind us not to have sex with other people. -Andrea Savage

Going to a party uninvited always has been a negative action. It never has been acceptable. At the very least, it upsets kitchen preparations, parking arrangements, and even details such as space for hanging coats and depositing dripping umbrellas. -Letitia Baldrige

I do take pride in saying that in spite of being in public life for so long, there is not a single case against me, not even for wrongly parking a scooter or driving on the wrong side. -Narendra Modi

The initial spark, your affection for the characters, all those things can disappear. It's a perilous thing. -Patrick deWitt

I've always had a thing for theme parks and their less-glorious cousins, amusement parks, the carnival midway, and others of such ilk. -Greg Rucka

Like nightclubs and sporting events, entry into an amusement park is a permission to become someone else. We come for the experience and to relish it. -Greg Rucka

People adored Element 13's color and luster, which reminded them of the sparkle of gold and silver – a brand-new precious metal. In fact, aluminum became more precious than gold and silver in the 19th century because it was harder to obtain. -Sam Kean

In his musicals with Garland, Rooney was the sparkplug for prodigious entrepreneurship – that era's predecessor of the garage band, but with Gershwin tunes and an all-star cast. -Richard Corliss

A consulting position might work in another profession, but not in pro football. There's no such thing. They give a guy a parking spot and put his name up as a consultant, and in six months, they erase the name. -John Madden

In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls. -Nikos Kazantzakis

In Mexico, audiences want to see a big discussion around a film – what we expect from Hollywood films worldwide is more of an entertaining show. 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' was a road movie and comedy, but it had a very strong political connotation that sparked a discussion in Mexico that is still going on. -Gael Garcia Bernal

If we do a little bit of insight into history, how many times have there been people doing hate discourse, blaming everything on a certain group of people. That really is the genesis of genocide, where it kind of sparks. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Action set pieces are my absolute favorite thing to write. I'm pretty much always in the mood to do them, but music certainly helps the process. I usually brainstorm out the dynamics and choreography of a fight to music beforehand – it gives me the little sparks of imagination when I get to the gaps in my own creativity. -Victoria Aveyard

I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. -Meek Mill

Baseball is a movable conversation across nine innings. It is eye contact with the person seated next to you in a park where the pitcher is separated from the batter by 60 feet, six inches or in a family room where a 60-inch TV screen hangs on the wall. -Mike Barnicle

I made my money in Iscar. I spend my money on the industrial parks. -Stef Wertheimer

I need money to build parks. I will build more parks. That's all I'm interested in. -Stef Wertheimer

The first Romanov ruler was just 16 when he was crowned Tsar Michael I in Moscow in 1613, thus ending the 'Time of Troubles' sparked by Ivan the Terrible's death. -Saul David

By 1968, I had lived 10 years in Michigan. Gradually, I had come to love watching Detroit's baseball club in its small, beautiful, antiquated Tiger Stadium – a baseball park as fine as Fenway Park or Wrigley Field, though it never got the adulatory press. -Donald Hall

We have a broad, well-positioned company, so when 'Minions' comes out, it can be in theme parks all over the world. We own Fandango. We can advertise on a network. We can have the characters pop up on the Golf Channel. -Brian L. Roberts

I taught up in Maine a couple of times and wasn't able to take a single picture. All that blue sky! Ugh. Sparkling clear air, just terrible. I couldn't do it. -Sally Mann

I'd park myself in the bookstore and read with one eye on everyone coming in. I remember reading a Robert Bly book of poetry. -Sally Mann

After working on 'Europa,' I found it incredibly freeing to speak English in a film, so it kind of sparked an interest in me as an artist to improve my acting. -Daniel Wu

My two best friends, they love amusement parks. They are such roller-coaster daredevils, and they drag me on every single roller coaster they can find. Some of my favorite experiences have been when they've taken me to Disneyland or Six Flags or Universal. -Katherine McNamara

The Internet is the most dangerous parking lot imaginable. But if you were crossing a mall parking lot late at night, your entire sense of danger would be heightened. You would stand straight. You'd walk quickly. You'd know where you were going. You would look for light. -James Comey

Folks are wandering around that proverbial parking lot of the Internet all day long, without giving it a thought to whose attachments they're opening, what sites they're visiting. And that makes it easy for the bad guys. -James Comey

The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe. -John Muir

The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations. -John Muir

To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest. -Maria Montessori

Look at Inuit clothing. Their stuff still works better than Cabela's. I've made my own parkas, mukluks, footgear, and it is good to 60 degrees below zero. All I did was copy the patterns that came down from the Inuits. -Gary Paulsen

We believe that housing is a power platform to spark great opportunities in people's lives and help them achieve the American dream. -Julian Castro

People are getting more active and living healthier in San Antonio, whether it's walking, cycling, or using our parks. We now have concrete evidence that our investments are paying off and positively impacting the health of our families and the overall quality of life in San Antonio. -Julian Castro

If you're too much in control, you feel too secure in your shoes, and where's the emotion to keep going in life? To keep that spark going, you have to feel like an outsider. -Mariacarla Boscono

People tend to associate fairies with princesses, but they couldn't be more different. Princesses have dynastic and domestic pressures, and they get parked on glass hills. Fairies don't have families. They don't clean or cook. They sip nectar from flowers and dance by the light of the moon. -Laura Amy Schlitz

There's very little that's comparable to seeing the spark in a student's face when she gets something that she's been struggling with. -Alexi Zentner

The connection of what I do to flamenco lies in the whole lament, whole cry, whole pouring back into the earth and giving energy back to the earth. It's a cry and a celebration. That's what music, sound, vibration should do. It should spark energy in someone. -Savion Glover

I search for different tonalities in my taps. But my greatest pleasure is hearing a note I haven't heard before, hearing a chord that sparks something new. -Savion Glover

There are many different styles of, and approaches to, tap. My own leans towards a more intellectual view: tap dancing not just for the sake of entertainment but to educate and spark emotion. -Savion Glover

My dad had a Vincent Black Shadow, which was a quite particular thing: it was the fastest cycle of its era… It sparked a world for me; when I was old enough, I got a motorcycle. -Rachel Kushner

When I pull my white Range Rover into disabled parking bays, the abuse that I get until I actually get out on my crutches is phenomenal, because people presume that you couldn't possibly be disabled and reverse a white Range Rover into that parking space. -Lee Pearson

Most cars are parked at any point in time; my estimate is that I use my car about three percent of the time. -Sebastian Thrun

The movie 'Vacation' had a whole different ending. They never even got to the amusement park, Wallyworld, at the end of 'Vacation.' The last 20 minutes of the film was entirely different – and bombed so badly that the audience just stopped cold. -Harold Ramis

Acadia was founded in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson as the first Eastern national park, aided by rich men, often with middle initials, the 'rusticators,' as they were known then, the first of our wealthy out-of-state visitors. -Alexander Chee

I hate all the terrorists in the world, whatever the purpose of their struggle. However, I support every active civil revolt against any occupation, and Israel, too, is among the despicable occupiers. Such revolt is both more just and more effective, and it does not extinguish one's spark of humanity. -Yossi Sarid

I get a sparkle in my eye when we talk about redoing a property soup-to-nuts. -Eric Trump

I've always liked sparkling wine. Rose, too. -Eric Trump

Just go out and do things, and those things that continue to spark an interest, do more of. -Ivanka Trump

I remember going to a funeral at a very fundamentalist church, and I just had to get out of there. I went out in the parking lot and just sobbed. I think there was a sense of loss of that little boy not knowing if he was right or wrong. Everything I grew up with I had to walk away from. -Wes Craven

Devices that allow people to shoot up to 100 rounds of ammunition at one time have no place in our schools, no place in our parks, no place on our streets, no place in our communities, and no place in this country. -Elizabeth Esty

In Arizona, where farm dust is currently regulated, farmers are forced to park tractors on windy days to prevent getting strapped with outrageous fines. -Stephen Fincher

Units were coming to combat with DCGS because it was their tool kit, so to speak, but they basically had it boxed up and parked in a corner. They were using off-the-shelf stuff they were having to buy prior to coming into the theater. -Michael T. Flynn

No veteran or active duty service member should endure a long hospital stay alone. Yet sadly, due to the high cost of travel, all too often our military families are separated while America's heroes receive care. Sometimes families sleep in hospital parking lots, unable to afford long stays in a hotel. -John Delaney

A nice thing about being at Disney is that these movies can develop into a presence in theme parks and become something real, or maybe get a sequel or tell other stories. -Byron Howard

What it is basically, if you go to a gun show, and there's somebody out there in the parking lot, and they're getting out of their car, and they've got an A-15 on their shoulder, or… John Q. Public wants to sell a handgun or whatever, then there's no background check. -Phil Gingrey

I get parking tickets all the time. -Anne Wojcicki

I hope that Los Altos is one of the first cities to have self-driving cars, and if that's true, well, awesome, because there's a lot of parking lots that we could get rid of and use for parks. That would be amazing! -Anne Wojcicki

My perfect weekend is going for a walk with my family in the park. I don't think there's anything better. -Anne Wojcicki

I remember doing one of those computer careers tests. It told me I'd make an ideal HGV lorry driver because I've got 100 per cent spatial awareness. I'd be able to back them into tight parking spots. -Olivia Colman

In this journey, the fear creeps in from time to time. The hint of that is there because there's an unknown factor to everything. That's true in everyone's life. I don't choose to live there; I let it spark me. -Kerri Walsh Jennings

I used to wear miniskirts with my GB top, and sparkly sandals, and the boys would be like: 'Oh my gosh, this girl cannot be serious.' -Victoria Pendleton

Doing 40-minute track sessions is easy money compared to what we were doing on the Tour. What you used to think was hard now feels like a walk in the park. -Bradley Wiggins

I was just a normal athlete. My mother tried to spark something in me. She was an athlete in high school before she got pregnant with my older brother. She was 16, and that was it for her when it came to track and her education. -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I have the same sense of discovery and exhilaration from objects of design and everyday use – I am inspired by the buildings in my city, by park greenery and dazzling store windows, by the jaunty strollers and umbrellas and billboards I walk past. Just strolling our streets, we encounter creativity every single day. -Agnes Gund

It's a very frightening feeling to feel like you can have a busted taillight or wear a hoodie or be playing in a park, and someone can take your life away. To have two children, two black boys, you ask yourself a lot of questions about how do I protect my family. Is there anything I can actually do? -Sterling K. Brown

I have always been interested in abandoned cars. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a car, driving, and there's a car sitting in a pasture, totally abandoned. Or on the edge of a creek or something. I always wonder: why did somebody park it in the pasture and leave? -Kathi Appelt

Many of the original New Deal programs required heavy manual labor. WPA workers built hundreds of schools, health clinics, roads, park facilities, and community centers. Much of what we now call our 'infrastructure' – highways, buildings, power plants, etc. – is here thanks to thousands of WPA workers. -Kathi Appelt

I think when I first started, I tried to make believe I was in the ballpark, sitting next to somebody and just talking. And if you go to a ballgame, and you sit there, you're not going to talk pitches for three hours. -Vin Scully

Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write 'War and Peace' in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling. -Stanley Kubrick

Dublin dwindles so beautifully; there is no harsh separation between it and the country. It fades away, whereas London seems to devour the country; an army of buildings come and take away a beautiful park, and you never seem to get quite out of sight of a row of houses. -George A. Moore

It's mad to think I was just a kid from south London, rapping in parks with friends. -Stormzy

I'm not worried about state parks. I'm worried about people who can't be treated because they have schizophrenia or other mental illnesses out there. I'm worried about people. -Robert J. Bentley

It's all about the choices we make as a society. We can choose to have poor schools and parks and higher tuition at Rhode Island's colleges. But we should make an active choice. -Gina Raimondo

That's what I love the most about being a quarterback. Everybody looks to you to make a play. They look to you to say something that's going to spark the team. I take full pride in that every single day. -Chad Kelly

Every day I pull into that parking spot that says 'Head Football Coach,' I get out of my car and pinch myself sometimes, just to make sure it's real, sort of like, 'Is this really happening?' -Kirby Smart

If you like to run and the guys can't run, you don't run. If you like power, and you have guys that can't hit it out of the park, then you start moving guys around. -Tony La Russa

In another time, another world, each studio made 200 movies a year and had 20 executives. Today, a studio makes less than 20 movies a year and has 500 executives. They own too many parking decks and too many billboard companies. They're awash in overhead, and it's pinning them down, and they know it. -Mike Binder

I'm a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I'd discovered sooner. When my nephew first showed me, I thought, 'Damn – I'm too old for this.' -Paul Walker

I'm a science guy. I'm a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I'd be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game. -Paul Walker

I'll do anything that sparks me. Sometimes I'll want to do something random with ballet, and then I'll want to be a hippie caterpillar in an animation film. Who knows what will come my way, but I'm going to try and put little hints into the universe, and hopefully they'll float on by. -Sasha Lane

I was a fan of baseball growing up. We played baseball; I used to play in an A&P parking lot. It wasn't always easy to find a good baseball field to play in. -Antoine Fuqua

I certainly did work at an amusement park. In 1985. Wow – I'm in denial about the year. I was in college, and I had no skills. -Greg Mottola

I'm interested in all forms of content, including Internet and gaming. On the TV side, cable has sparked a renaissance of the medium and that will continue for storytellers. -Ron Howard

I know I never saw Casey Stengel when I was being scouted. And how could you be in a ballpark and not know if Casey Stengel was there? -Reggie Jackson

I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time. -Alec Baldwin

Conversations with sisters can spark extremes of anger or extremes of love. Everything said between sisters carries meaning not only from what was just said but from all the conversations that came before – and 'before' can span a lifetime. The layers of meaning combine profound connection with equally profound competition. -Deborah Tannen

I didn't intend to be an actress. It was one of many things I was interested in, and it just took off. I was an actress between the ages of 18 and 22, and it was a wonderful, fun thing to do, but it wasn't what I intended long term. I parked acting a long time ago. -Talulah Riley

The Right has such antiquated ideas – if they took charge, I think they'd want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It's an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong. -Robert Redford

Masterful politicians and effective agents of change tend to succeed by singling out and making salient some aspect of a nation's self-understanding, sparking a sense of recognition – and ultimately moving voters in their favor. Obama made it into an art form. -Cass Sunstein

I didn't realize I was in an awkward phase when I was in an awkward phase. It was when I was between the ages of 9 and 11. I was homeschooled. Everything I wore was pink and sparkly. And I had an obsession with headbands. I felt like I rocked them, though! -Sabrina Carpenter

One of the great things about New York is this wonderful park we have. -Sonny Mehta

I've started taking long walks in the park, which is quite wonderful. -Sonny Mehta

I am not the type of person who can leave my game at the ballpark and feel comfortable that my future is set regardless of my performance. -Ryne Sandberg

I do my homework. I come to the ballpark, and I relay any message that I need to relay to the players. I get that off my chest. -Ryne Sandberg

My ideal date would involve a park or rowing in those little boats on a lake. -Aja Naomi King

The day you feel like you've won, you need to drive out of the parking lot and not come back. -Mark V. Hurd

You know you are grown sentimental when you start counting the cygnets on the duck pond in the park to be sure none has perished since you counted last. -Howard Jacobson

The action comedy 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl' raises one of the most overlooked and important cinematic questions of our time: Can a movie maintain the dramatic integrity of a theme park ride? -Elvis Mitchell

I wanted to finish my career with one team, in one city, one mayor, one park, one owner. I did that. The Wrigleys owned the team. We played all of our home games at Wrigley Field during the daytime. So my career was very unique, and I am proud of it. -Ernie Banks

There are days that I love just devoting to going to the park and playing with my son, but then sometimes you have to leave out other things, or if work is a full day of work, perhaps I miss the play time with my son, and I guess the only struggle is trying to not shortchange any of the things that you want to do. -Jane Krakowski

I was an amusement and water park fiend as a kid growing up. I loved them. My brothers and I would go whenever we could. We liked all the super steep/fast slides and flumes where you would get completely soaked. Our absolute favorite was the tubes, though. -Johnny Iuzzini

'ACE' is one of the acronyms I've used over the years. It stands for 'Acting cures everything.' You weren't promised to come to the ballpark and feel great on your start day. Basically, how can you put something on display to the opponent that gives the appearance of 'OK, this guy is locked in today,' whether you are or not? -Jake Arrieta

Coming up with a ballpark figure on how much you need to pay your expenses, such as your mortgage or rent, insurance, and utilities, is the first place to start when developing your ultimate goal of becoming a multimillionaire. -John Rampton

When I was growing in the Callope project, we had an oval parkway. Pavement ran around this whole thing. We'd skate or ride bicycles. There were benches and trees out there. It was paradise to us. They finished building it the same year I was born. -Aaron Neville

My brother Art was a doo-wopper. He had a group that sat out on a park bench in New Orleans and sang harmonies at night, and they'd go around and win all the talent shows and get all the girls, you know. -Aaron Neville

My brothers and I would sit out on the park bench and harmonize. -Aaron Neville

You can get a good handle on a company's culture before you even get inside the building. For example, when companies say, 'We value our employees' but have reserved parking spots, a private cafeteria, and over-the-top offices for the executives, that tells you more than any PR spin. -Steve Blank

In New York, you get lots of trade. Rad Hourani gave me a cool hooded parka. -Sung Jin Park

I run in a local park two or three times a week. I probably should do more than I do, but I also do weight-lifting along with that cardio. -Tilman J. Fertitta

In this world of ours, every believer must be a spark of light, a center of love, a vivifying ferment for the mass; and it will be that all the more as, in the depths of his being, he lives in communion with God. -Pope John XXIII

We slept in the park before we had a house, and eventually we shared a home – my parents, my grandparents and five uncles, my family, all of us – on White Oaks Street by Magnolia Street near the railroad. Those were hard times, but I loved living there. -Debbie Reynolds

A national park is not a playground. It's a sanctuary for nature and for humans who will accept nature on nature's own terms. -Michael Frome

What people ought to do is find out what a national park is to begin with. -Michael Frome

The two principal parks in Alaska are Denali and Glacier Bay. Tourism is just overriding the protection of resources that tourists want to see. We have too many tourists in Denali and too many big cruise ships in Glacier Bay. -Michael Frome

National parks are cathedrals of spirituality and emotion, and unfortunately, they are being loved to death by many of the same people who enjoy them the most. -Michael Frome

The parks are our national treasures, and they must be shown more respect, not only by visitors but also the people who run them. -Michael Frome

It isn't safe to go to the parks. Toxic chemicals ruin the air and water. There is vandalism, even crime, and conscientious park personnel are demoralized. -Michael Frome

Civilization in our time is driven by materialism and troubled by pollution, over-population, corruption, and violence. National parks can hardly be uncoupled from the society around them, but that only makes it more important to protect them and keep them whole and pure. -Michael Frome

There are too many people coming to parks doing the wrong things. They treat the parks like popcorn playgrounds. They don't understand what the national parks mean. -Michael Frome

Autos for years seemed to give us freedom and independence, but when they create traffic jams and other problems in the parks, the experience of serenity in nature that visitors expect is seriously diminished, if not destroyed. -Michael Frome

However one reaches the parks, the main thing is to slow down and absorb the natural wonders at leisure. -Michael Frome

I don't know of a single park without serious environmental problems. -Michael Frome

An intimate core of my being recognizes that there is nothing in me that can go on: there is no spark; there is no infestation of vaporous miasma that has the capacity to continue, and there is nothing in me that wishes to continue. This moment is, for me, all that there is, and I'm willing to accept it. I'm a worm; I have no soul. -Katherine Dunn

When a political advocacy network hires a former CIA analyst and starts tailing save-our-parks activists, you know there's something terribly dangerous happening to our democracy. -David Brock

Me and my mate used to go across the park, jump on the Met line to get the Tube into Harrow. There was a sports shop we always used to go into, and there was a McDonald's. We used to go off with three or four quid in our pocket. That would cover our train fare, mooching around Harrow, and going to McDonald's. -Steve Easterbrook

Usually, I end up looking for something completely different to who I last played. But there is just a spark that's lit when I read a script or character I want to play. -Miranda Otto

I was famous in a way that was kind of terrifying. I had no protection. When reporters showed up at my house, there wasn't even a sidewalk. They were literally parked on my front lawn. -Marcia Clark

You won't believe it, but my grandfather named me. And the choices were between Sparkle, Sprinkle and Twinkle. So, thank God, they chose Twinkle. -Twinkle Khanna

The Four Horsemen were limousines and Lear Jets, while DX was trailer parks and outhouses. One was white trash, one was upper crust. I always saw DX and the NWO as the natural rivals at the time. -Shawn Michaels

I'm always looking for the creative spark. Always. -Jimmy Page

I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn't come from money, and I didn't come from circles of power. I didn't come from the country club; I came from the town park. -Megyn Kelly

That Evan Dunham fight, I went back to not being serious. I was going to the lake and literally brought some wrestling mats down with me. We have a shop at the lake where we park the boat. I'd throw the mats in there, wakeboard all day, and train all night. I was having a good time, getting back to work. -Donald Cerrone

If you go to a theme park, there will be so many rides. You will get an exciting experience in each of them. Like that, every film is an experience that entertains you. Some films will touch your heart. Some will touch you emotionally. There is nothing more than that. -Vijay Sethupathi

I can't even go down to the park anymore back home in Newark, New Jersey because my homeboys won't let me play. They tell me I'm too big time, too Hollywood, so they won't let me play out there no more. -J. R. Smith

People ask me if I'm the father of the Tea Party movement… I was the spark… that started it. -Rick Santelli

Pubs would be number one. And black cabs and cabbies – moody cabbies always crack me up. And the other thing I love is the parks: the parks around London don't get enough airtime – I think they're sensational, and when spring hits, the first thing I'll do is go to the park. -Poppy Delevingne

At 7, I was shooting 3s with so much ease that the guys at the neighborhood park were impressed. Michael Jordan was one of the best humans to walk the earth in my eyes, third only to Jesus and my mother. -Angie Thomas

It was just a fairly normal high school existence, riding our bikes around and hanging out in parks and down in the village. -Sherilyn Fenn

We'd be doing parkour on my high school roof; we'd get in trouble. But I was never a reckless kid. -Dacre Montgomery

The quality and sparkle of Hearts On Fire diamonds is truly unmatched, and I am really excited to represent the brand. -Morena Baccarin

Young, handsome men never flirt with me. I get heat from old dudes that run the parking garages. -Paula Pell

Nothing will be beyond our reach when we make the flames of creating positive deeds flare up across the country with the virtues of the young vanguard as the initial spark and bring into full play the mounting vigour of the millions of young people. -Kim Jong-un

When I choose a role, I look for that spark that tells me it's going to work. Is the role fresh? What does it have for the actor in me? Those are the only things any actor should be concerned about, really. -Nivin Pauly

If I could do anything, I think a theme park. Because the world of Lisa Frank really is a world. And I think, before I die, we should have that world someplace, not just on paper. I think that would be pretty awesome. -Lisa Frank

You know when they say you need to put people who go well together? I much prefer to put people who fight at the table. Then you have some sort of sparkle at the dinner! -Luca Guadagnino

I was actually born in L.A. My sisters and I were playing in a parking lot, and my dad was like, 'Nah, nah, nah. Let's go give 'em some grass.' -Rachel Keller

My mother took my brother and I to a production of 'The Tempest', and it was in this very small – it could have been the basement of a church or a black box. The space was vast, but there were maybe 15 seats in the middle. Ariel came out wearing a nude sparkly thong and spike heels, and the muses had these gossamer see-through gowns on. -Phillipa Soo

These parks are our life's work, not the clothing chains we created, selling people clothes they don't need. -Douglas Tompkins

Every single national park had some component of private philanthropy. -Douglas Tompkins

We choose the national park idea because it's really the highest form of protection for landscapes that exists under current law, especially in Chile and Argentina. -Douglas Tompkins

The byproduct of the main thrust to protect the biodiversity of a given place is that you get especially young people out to the parks, because it will be future generations that will have to value these landscapes and these ecosystems and make sure that nobody is changing the law. -Douglas Tompkins

National parks are the best expression of social equity that there is. It's like paying our rent for living on the planet. -Douglas Tompkins

If you take guys like Exequiel Bustillo, the architect who designed the early park infrastructure in Argentina, or the great American architects, these guys had a vision that thrust the national park idea into the public eye. -Douglas Tompkins

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