Best Quotes About Pen

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. -Jerry Seinfeld

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. -Scott Adams

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

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

The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country. -Dennis Miller

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

It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain. -Dale Dauten

I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them. -Karen Blixen

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another. -Benjamin Jowett

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress. -Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. -Khalil Gibran

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. -Sophocles

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

It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. -Robert Benchley

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers. -Khalil Gibran

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -Charles A. Beard

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. -Soren Kierkegaard

I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves. -Lord Byron

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. -Ben Stein

Nothing happens by itself… it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions. -Ben Stein

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. -H. L. Mencken

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. -Willa Cather

The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform. -George Steiner

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. -Harry S Truman

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. -Sloan Wilson

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. -George Bernard Shaw

I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. -Jackie Kennedy

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. -Malcolm Forbes

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting. -Andy Rooney

An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens. -Robert Benchley

In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty. -Muriel Rukeyser

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. -Marshall McLuhan

It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money. -Dave Barry

TV happens. And once it's happened, it's gone. When it's gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape. -Mary Schmich

You can't buy time or save it, common idioms notwithstanding. You can only spend it. -Eric Zorn

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen. -Steven Wright

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me. -Warren Buffett

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. -George Bernard Shaw

On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar. -David Ogilvy

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than, for their own best interests, they should. -Michael Schudson

Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies. -Michael Schudson

There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster. -Jerry Della Femina

The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers… advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment. -Michael Schudson

You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen. -William Bernbach

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art. -William Bernbach

Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief. -Leo Burnett

Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste. -Daniel Starch

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. -Charlotte Bronte

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. -Mark Twain

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. -Charles de Gaulle

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. -Edmund Burke

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. -Henry David Thoreau

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. -Bertrand Russell

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it. -Will Rogers

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. -Brigitte Bardot

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. -T. S. Eliot

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. -P. G. Wodehouse

Terms like that, 'Humane Society,' are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. -Barbara Kingsolver

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. -Charles Caleb Colton

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. -Jim Bouton

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? -Jim Bouton

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen. -Bob Lemon

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. -Saint Augustine

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. -William Hazlitt

Kittens can happen to anyone. -Paul Gallico

Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you. -Annie Dillard

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

All the windows of my heart I open to the day. -John Greenleaf Whittier

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. -Voltaire

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. -Victor Hugo

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. -Al McGuire

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. -Havelock Ellis

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

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages. -Cyrano de Bergerac

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. -Arnold H. Glasow

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. -James Douglas

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. -William Wordsworth

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. -Epictetus

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' -Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. -Josh Billings

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. -John Mortimer

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. -George Santayana

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. -A. Whitney Brown

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened. -Peter L. Berger

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. -Norman Cousins

Anybody can win – unless there happens to be a second entry. -George Ade

Some stories are true that never happened. -Elie Wiesel

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion? -William Lloyd Garrison

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. -Ambrose Bierce

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. -George Jean Nathan

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished. -William Ernest Hocking

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver

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

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership. -Eric Hoffer

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. -Samuel Lover

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. -George Edward Moore

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. -John Ciardi

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. -Joey Adams

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. -George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift… The hangover comes the day after. -Joyce Brothers

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. -Galileo Galilei

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. -John Lubbock

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. -Jean Cocteau

There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators. -Will Rogers

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them. -Bill Vaughan

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. -Desmond Tutu

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. -Erica Jong

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. -James A. Michener

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

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. -Frank A. Clark

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

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. -Carl Sagan

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. -John Archibald Wheeler

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. -Doug Larson

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. -Ambrose Bierce

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. -Henry David Thoreau

'Charm' – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm. -Havelock Ellis

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. -Albert Camus

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. -Edward Gorey

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. -Napoleon Hill

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. -Buddha

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

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. -Michel de Montaigne

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. -Thomas Jefferson

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

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. -Sydney Smith

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. -Dick Cavett

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -Abraham Lincoln

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence. -Jim Morrison

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. -Jim Morrison

I try to keep in touch with the details… I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening. -Rupert Murdoch

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. -Andy Warhol

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. -Andy Warhol

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together. -Ray Bradbury

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. -John Ciardi

One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds. -Zack de la Rocha

Shoot first and ask questions later, and don't worry, no matter what happens, I will protect you. -Hermann Goering

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky. -James Agee

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets? -Jim Bishop

I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible. -Ray Bradbury

No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead. -Van Wyck Brooks

However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. -Warren E. Burger

There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society. -Warren E. Burger

A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and – at some point – finality of judgment. -Warren E. Burger

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. -George Burns

I've pent up all my aggression, kept swallowing it and swallowing it. -Mark David Chapman

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen. -John Ciardi

The day will happen whether or not you get up. -John Ciardi

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen, and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down. -John Ciardi

I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not. -Bob Considine

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. -Bob Considine

The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? -Bette Davis

As men get older, the toys get more expensive. -Marvin Davis

We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him. -Marian Wright Edelman

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. -T. S. Eliot

Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees. -Duke Ellington

We use the people who are in the bullpen producing. -Bill Evans

When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens. -Desmond Tutu

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

In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace, called a mall, we should not abridge that right. -Sol Wachtler

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. -Eudora Welty

To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to which he or she is entitled under the law. -Byron White

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend. -Byron White

I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it. -Theodore White

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. -Thornton Wilder

A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose nothing but the bottom of a turntable. -Antonin Scalia

He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts. -Robert E. Sherwood

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others. -June Singer

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. -Robert Frost

I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. -George Gallup

A team championship doesn't happen because three people score 10s, it happens because all the guys score well. In my opinion, everyone deserved 10s, we're all 10s on this team. -Mitch Gaylord

Drawn by warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: 'Open Bar.' -William E. Geist

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

Sex in a woman's world has the same currency a penny has in a man's. Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience. -Harry Golden

I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general. -Alfred M. Gray

My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane. -Graham Greene

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. -John Gunther

Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene. -Cedric Hardwicke

Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own. -Moss Hart

I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. -Susan Sontag

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. -Muriel Spark

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -Joseph Stalin

He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened. -Ronald Steel

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool. -John Steinbeck

Our greatest responsibility is not to be pencils of the past. -Robert A. M. Stern

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. -Adlai Stevenson I

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments. -Adlai Stevenson I

News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all. -Gay Talese

Let your mind alone, and see what happens. -Virgil Thomson

I don't go around regretting things that don't happen. -Virgil Thomson

Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions. -A. E. Housman

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth. -George M. Humphrey

I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. -Christopher Isherwood

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. -Pope John Paul II

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it. -Irving R. Kaufman

I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money. -Joseph P. Kennedy

It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please. -Rose Kennedy

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. -Lincoln Kirstein

Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately. -Henry Kissinger

Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort. -Stanislaw Lem

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. -John Leonard

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. -John D. MacDonald

Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there. -Archibald MacLeish

The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly. -Bernard Malamud

Sex is a natural function. You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen. -William Masters

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance. -Mignon McLaughlin

The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village. -Marshall McLuhan

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. -Marshall McLuhan

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. -Margaret Mead

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within. -Yehudi Menuhin

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

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ. -Thomas Merton

Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public. -Jessica Mitford

I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns. -Walter F. Mondale

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be. -Walter F. Mondale

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. -Christopher Morley

The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk. -Lance Morrow

My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Always wear expensive shoes. People notice. -Brian Koslow

This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot. -Barney Frank

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. -Felix Frankfurter

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity. -Lucinda Franks

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

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination. -Richard Hofstadter

There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again. -Rudolf Bing

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt. -Robertson Davies

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. -Eudora Welty

The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness. -Jessamyn West

A person's mere propinquity to others independently suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to probable cause to search that person. -Potter Stewart

Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love. -John le Carre

We are opening up an enormous new era in archaeology. Time capsules in the deep oceans. -John F. Lehman, Jr.

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

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. -Jean de la Bruyere

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. -Elbert Hubbard

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return. -Josh Billings

Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. -Confucius

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. -Edmund Burke

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense. -Plautus

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. -Thomas Jefferson

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge. -Cleveland Amory

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. -Samuel Johnson

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

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. -Benjamin Franklin

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. -Socrates

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. -Oscar Wilde

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters. -Walter Lippmann

Necessity dispenseth with decorum. -Thomas Carlyle

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. -Konrad Lorenz

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar. -William Drummond

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

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

The pen is the tongue of the mind. -Horace

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. -Ernest Hemingway

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Albert Schweitzer

Good things happen to those who hustle. -Chuck Noll

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. -Thomas Fuller

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance. -Pythagoras

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. -Boy George

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. -Coco Chanel

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. -Colin Powell

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. -Dale Carnegie

You have to make it happen. -Denis Diderot

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen. -Desiderius Erasmus

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. -Ellen Glasgow

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

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

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff. -Frank Crane

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. -Franz Kafka

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday. -George Burns

Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more. -Georges Clemenceau

Celebrity is death – celebrity – that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor. -Glenn Close

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought. -Harry S Truman

Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. -Horace

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. -Horace Mann

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

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. -James Thurber

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

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. -Jeremy Collier

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. -John Gotti

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books. -John Kenneth Galbraith

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. -John Locke

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. -John Ruskin

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. -Josh Billings

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. -Khalil Gibran

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. -Maurice Chevalier

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. -Muhammad Ali

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

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. -Virginia Woolf

If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you. -Robert Collier

Minds ripen at very different ages. -Stevie Wonder

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. -Theodore Roosevelt

It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish. -Vance Havner

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. -William Butler Yeats

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

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. -William James

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. -Chauncey Depew

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. -Mario Andretti

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Elinor Smith

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. -Jawaharlal Nehru

My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. -Malcolm X

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

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. -C. S. Lewis

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. -Arthur Koestler

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

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. -Thomas Jefferson

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Ah, mastery… what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills… and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing. -Gail Sheehy

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. -Ethel Barrymore

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. -Marcus Aurelius

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. -George Bernard Shaw

No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it. -Alfred North Whitehead

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. -Barbara Bush

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away. -Gene Roddenberry

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg

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

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style. -Leo Tolstoy

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining? -George Wallace

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. -James Whitcomb Riley

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

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. -Marcus Aurelius

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. -Eric Hoffer

It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. -Woody Allen

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. -Isaac Asimov

I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it. -Laurence Olivier

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. -Lin Yutang

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? -Rita Rudner

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. -Mark Twain

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. -Alexander Woollcott

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. -Dave Barry

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation. -Will Rogers

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone. -Frederic Bastiat

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. -George Sand

A penny saved is a penny earned. -Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. -Benjamin Franklin

Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. -Samuel Johnson

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers. -Frederic Bastiat

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

'Do you spell it with a 'V' or a 'W'?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'. -Charles Dickens

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. -Phyllis Diller

Success is dependent on effort. -Sophocles

To hold a pen is to be at war. -Voltaire

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. -Oscar Wilde

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it. -Woody Allen

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. -Brian Tracy

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! -Lawrence G. Lovasik

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. -Max de Pree

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -Denis Waitley

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. -Thomas J. Watson

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. -Denis Waitley

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. -Adlai Stevenson I

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. -Gary Ryan Blair

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

Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character. -Gary Ryan Blair

Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens. -Peter McWilliams

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties. -Marquis de Lafayette

Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. -Louis D. Brandeis

Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. -Fritz Perls

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -Wendell Willkie

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence. -Terry Bradshaw

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. -Alan Perlis

The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood. -Frida Lyngstad

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

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do – bad or good. -Barbra Streisand

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

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. -Diana Ross

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. -Elizabeth Taylor

Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them. -Greta Garbo

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

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

Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women. -Maria Callas

The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man. -Norma Shearer

My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt. -Princess Margaret

Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment. -Sarah Brightman

I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me. -Whitney Houston

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -Meg Whitman

To be in the right is often an expensive business. -Phyllis Bottome

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. -Paul Brunton

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another. -Madonna Ciccone

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice. -Eric Lindros

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. -Joyce Meyer

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. -Ronald Reagan

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. -Orison Swett Marden

My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy. -Pamela Anderson

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet. -Leonardo DiCaprio

My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office. -William J. Clinton

The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot. -Liv Tyler

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. -Hugh Grant

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it. -Jewel

At this year's Open, I'll have five boyfriends. -Anna Kournikova

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -George Bernard Shaw

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke. -Spike Milligan

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. -Douglas Adams

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them. -Will Rogers

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? -Woody Allen

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with. -Marty Feldman

I'm open to anything. I think everyone should enjoy every moment that they experience. -Dominique Swain

Sometimes I think I might insult people by being openly flirtatious, then snatching it back. -Dominique Swain

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. -Hannah More

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession. -Isaac Watts

Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date. -Caroline Rhea

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface. -Jaron Lanier

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single. -Penelope Cruz

All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom. -Shannen Doherty

I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it. -Josh Hartnett

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening! -Josh Hartnett

I'm like an expensive menu… you can look but you can't afford! -Anna Kournikova

I'm still me even after all that's happened. -Victoria Beckham

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out. -Reese Witherspoon

Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do. -Alyssa Milano

I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again. -Gillian Anderson

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line. -Andy Grove

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you. -Jim Morrison

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. -John F. Kennedy

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. -T. E. Lawrence

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

Giving opens the way for receiving. -Florence Scovel Shinn

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. -Roger Ascham

I've always defended Shania. She not only opened doors; she knocked several down. -Faith Hill

Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch. -Craig Kilborn

We make a lot of fun at President Clinton's expense. But this transition is going to be tough because it's been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector. -David Letterman

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. -Edgar Fiedler

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear – and what they want to hear is what won't happen. -Paul Samuelson

The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness. -Lawrence Summers

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. -Carl Sagan

We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself. -Jim Allchin

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. -Francis Bacon

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them. -Jack Welch

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. -John F. Kennedy

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. -William Inge

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. -Robert McNamara

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions. -Robert M. Pirsig

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships. -Stephen Covey

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. -Kofi Annan

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world. -Colin Powell

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. -Herodotus

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. -Elbert Hubbard

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning. -Carl Sandburg

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

Life is half spent before we know what it is. -George Herbert

Art depends on luck and talent. -Francis Ford Coppola

The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising. -Pauline Kael

People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph. -Walt Disney

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. -Walt Disney

Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned, or which we do not wish to happen. -Charles W. Chesnutt

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods. -Bill Cosby

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. -Erica Jong

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. -Mignon McLaughlin

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. -Mary Tyler Moore

We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people. -Sugar Ray Leonard

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

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. -William James

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. -Francis Bacon

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. -Aristotle

A book is a gift you can open again and again. -Garrison Keillor

You cannot open a book without learning something. -Confucius

Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he dispenses. -Leigh Hunt

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. -Orison Swett Marden

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. -Ralph Marston

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. -James A. Garfield

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

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. -Henry David Thoreau

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them. -Elizabeth Taylor

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. -Jim Rohn

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. -Carl Sandburg

The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort – the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing – the opening a wonderfully joyous moment. -Andy Rooney

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. -Emily Dickinson

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. -Baltasar Gracian

To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner. -Anne Rice

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. -Lao Tzu

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. -Carl Jung

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other. -Eugene Field

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. -Aristotle

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. -Charles Dickens

I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it. -Marlo Thomas

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention… It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me. -Walter Scott

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. -Bernard Berenson

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed! -Anne Sullivan

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike. -Alfred North Whitehead

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. -Wayne Dyer

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today. -Margaret Mead

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

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -Yousuf Karsh

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. -W. Somerset Maugham

The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud. -Paula Cole

Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. -Jane Addams

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling. -William James

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. -George Eliot

You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find – you're never sorry you were kind. -Herbert V. Prochnow

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. -Josh Billings

Bad men are full of repentance. -Aristotle

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. -Thomas Carlyle

Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry. -William Golding

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

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. -Walt Whitman

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. -Mary McCarthy

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. -Rumi

People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events. -T. S. Eliot

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application. -Miguel de Cervantes

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. -Jessamyn West

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book. -Samuel Johnson

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. -Albert Camus

The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that… and all the glory of it. -John Adams

I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most. -George H. W. Bush

I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor. -Grover Cleveland

The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people. -Richard J. Daley

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

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens. -Benjamin Disraeli

Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure. -Anthony Eden

More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy. -Jeff Greenfield

We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all. -John Hope Franklin

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you. -Muhammad Ali

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. -Julia Cameron

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need. -Robertson Davies

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. -Joseph Campbell

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. -Michael LeBoeuf

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door. -Marlo Thomas

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study. -Mahatma Gandhi

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. -Katharine Butler Hathaway

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out. -Max Planck

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams. -Norman Cousins

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth. -John Cleese

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. -Gilda Radner

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. -Leonard Cohen

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

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. -Winston Churchill

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. -Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. -Winston Churchill

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. -Pearl S. Buck

Suspense is worse than disappointment. -Robert Burns

Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. -H. L. Mencken

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

Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. -Plato

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. -Will Rogers

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking. -Will Rogers

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. -Theodore Roosevelt

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics. -Adlai Stevenson I

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. -Benjamin Franklin

Don't think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men. -Donald Rumsfeld

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.' -Donald Rumsfeld

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House. -Donald Rumsfeld

Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal. -Donald Rumsfeld

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. -Richard Bach

If the shoe fits, it's too expensive. -Adrienne Gusoff

When the grandmothers of today hear the word 'Chippendales', they don't necessary think of chairs. -Jean Kerr

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. -Frances Burney

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. -Winston Churchill

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. -John F. Kennedy

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else. -Frederic Bastiat

More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life. -Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. -Vladimir Lenin

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. -Josh Billings

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -Josh Billings

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

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

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. -Robert Byrne

California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange. -Fred Allen

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. -Woody Allen

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. -Woody Allen

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. -Albert Camus

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. -Winston Churchill

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. -Tryon Edwards

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order. -David Gerrold

Spare no expense to save money on this one. -Samuel Goldwyn

The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right. -Aldous Huxley

We never repent of having eaten too little. -Thomas Jefferson

People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they're exactly like the old ones. -Charles Kettering

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met. -Fran Lebowitz

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. -John Lennon

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. -Clarence Thomas

This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time. -Frances E. Willard

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. -Eileen Caddy

In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. -Montesquieu

I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true. -Luigi Pirandello

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. -Hector Hugh Munro

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches. -Colin Powell

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens. -Woody Allen

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen Covey

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

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli. -Howard Zinn

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. -Emma Goldman

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. -Eduardo Galeano

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. -Paracelsus

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. -Robert Baden-Powell

People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. -C. Wright Mills

A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price. -Shirley Chisholm

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? -Maurice Maeterlinck

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness depends upon ourselves. -Aristotle

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -Tennessee Williams

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up. -Sydney Smith

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

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. -Erich Fromm

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. -Thomas Beecham

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

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. -Samuel Johnson

When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. -John Berger

Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. -Emil Cioran

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows. -Gaston Bachelard

We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past. -Tom Wolfe

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. -Edward Gibbon

I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets? -Sparky Anderson

A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen. -Alvin Dark

Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop. -Leo Durocher

The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through. -Whitey Herzog

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens. -Tommy Lasorda

The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you. -Al Lopez

They say anything can happen in a short series. I just didn't expect it to be that short. -Al Lopez

The team that gets off to a good start wins pennants. -John McGraw

If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are. -Casey Stengel

I don't think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he's been given. -Chuck Tanner

It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder to lose one. -Chuck Tanner

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather. -Chuck Tanner

The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field. -Earl Weaver

You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents. -Earl Weaver

Sometimes a week might go by when I don't think about that game, but I don't remember when it happened last. -Don Larsen

I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out. -Bill Lee

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste. -Tug McGraw

To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer. -Mickey Mantle

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

This is a great thing that's happening in baseball. We don't know if it will ever happen again. -Mark McGwire

All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth. -Ted Williams

I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars. -Honus Wagner

Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times. -Bob Uecker

When you're in the middle of a pennant race, you can't go up there thinking about home runs. -Sammy Sosa

You have to enjoy it. It is not going to happen every year, so this is the year that it is happening and we have got to go out there and enjoy it. -Sammy Sosa

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. -Babe Ruth

The team that wins two-thirds of its one run games usually wins the pennant. -Pete Rose

I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label. -Jackie Robinson

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. -Jackie Robinson

The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity. -Ron Fairly

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

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life. -Lucretius

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for. -Pierre de Coubertin

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. -John Barrymore

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. -Dale Carnegie

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever. -Daniel Webster

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. -Nancy Reagan

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. -Confucius

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues. -Cullen Hightower

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. -Thomas Hobbes

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

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

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. -Morris West

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. -Stephen Jay Gould

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. -Barbara De Angelis

That's great advertising when you can turn Chicago into a city you'd want to spend more than three hours in. -Jerry Della Femina

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. -Candice Bergen

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

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. -George Bernard Shaw

In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded. -John Dobbin

I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while… if you keep on walking. -Sylvester Stallone

My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do. -Ani DiFranco

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. -Bob Dylan

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. -Helen Keller

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. -Thomas Dewar

Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost! -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances. -Martha Washington

Innovations never happen as planned. -Gifford Pinchot

It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test. -Mahalia Jackson

True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense. -Emanuel Swedenborg

The pen is mightier than the sword. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. -David Broder

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. -Leo Buscaglia

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. -Oprah Winfrey

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. -Benjamin Franklin

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision. -Dick Armey

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

The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq. -Igor Ivanov

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. -Honore de Balzac

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. -Sigmund Freud

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. -Carl von Clausewitz

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

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends. -Ambrose Bierce

We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics, we never would have made more than one movie. -Ismail Merchant

It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room. -Elizabeth Bibesco

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here. -Francesca Annis

If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future. -Madeleine Albright

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

The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response. -Carl von Clausewitz

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. -Francis Quarles

A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much. -Quintilian

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity. -Quintilian

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue. -Quintilian

President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up. -Craig Kilborn

The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed. -Kofi Annan

What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. -Virgil

Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. -Voltaire

Injustice in the end produces independence. -Voltaire

The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days. -Voltaire

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. -Aldous Huxley

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

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. -Thomas Carlyle

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning. -Samuel Beckett

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write. -Jean Anouilh

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. -Hannah Arendt

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. -Corazon Aquino

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. -Elsa Schiaparelli

All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened. -Ernest Hemingway

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. -Winston Churchill

We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage? -Ashleigh Banfield

As you know, I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser. -Cecil Beaton

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure. -Cecil Beaton

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. -Mao Zedong

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. -Brigham Young

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. -Sam Walton

The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves. -Walt Whitman

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts. -Denis Waitley

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. -Denis Waitley

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. -Denis Waitley

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. -Denis Waitley

Chase your passion, not your pension. -Denis Waitley

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

Give us that grand word 'woman' once again, and let's have done with 'lady'; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened. -Tom Wolfe

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. -William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours. -William Wordsworth

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. -Virginia Woolf

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines. -Simone Weil

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand. -Simone Weil

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

In memory everything seems to happen to music. -Tennessee Williams

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. -Henry Van Dyke

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage. -Thomas de Quincey

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television. -Joan Rivers

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. -John D. Rockefeller

In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness. -Carl Rogers

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. -Jim Rohn

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. -Percy Ross

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. -Helen Rowland

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds. -John Ruskin

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends. -John Ruskin

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it. -John Ruskin

If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed. -William Winwood Reade

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close. -Ronald Reagan

We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life. -Jules Renard

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you. -Jules Renard

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Whatever happens, take responsibility. -Tony Robbins

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in. -Jean Rostand

There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them. -Joseph Roux

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable. -Pat Riley

I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. -Woody Allen

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age. -W. H. Auden

It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen. -W. H. Auden

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. -Jane Austen

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony. -Jane Austen

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: 'What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.' -Joseph Addison

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. -Fred Allen

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat. -Antonin Artaud

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. -Alexander the Great

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. -Susan B. Anthony

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. -Hannah Arendt

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. -Marcus Aurelius

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. -Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. -Albert Einstein

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. -Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. -Albert Einstein

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity. -George Eliot

I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people. -Desiderius Erasmus

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade. -Desiderius Erasmus

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

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. -Epictetus

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. -Epictetus

The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect. -Sam Ewing

What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost. -Tryon Edwards

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

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

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal – every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open – this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. -Washington Irving

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. -Anita Brookner

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. -Anita Brookner

The moment eternal – just that and no more – When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet! -Robert Browning

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us. -Georges Bataille

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine. -Max Beerbohm

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. -Hilaire Belloc

The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising. -Arthur Bloch

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. -Warren Buffett

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. -Edmund Burke

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. -Edmund Burke

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget. -Samuel Butler

In law, nothing is certain but the expense. -Samuel Butler

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. -Francis Bacon

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. -Francis Bacon

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal. -Enid Bagnold

It is very nearly impossible… to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. -James Baldwin

No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time. -James Baldwin

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it. -Natalie Clifford Barney

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society. -Jean Baudrillard

The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open. -John Berger

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors. -Josh Billings

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Let the path be open to talent. -Napoleon Bonaparte

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains. -Lord Byron

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life – and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it. -Lord Byron

Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. -John Kenneth Galbraith

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent. -Charles de Gaulle

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease. -Elizabeth Gaskell

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self. -John Gay

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse. -John Gay

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends. -John Gay

Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all. -Baltasar Gracian

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. -Mahatma Gandhi

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes. -Edward Gibbon

There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. -Walter Savage Landor

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. -Joe E. Lewis

We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war. -Konrad Lorenz

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. -Jean de La Fontaine

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. -Malcolm Forbes

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. -Benjamin Franklin

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. -R. Buckminster Fuller

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. -Henry Ford

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. -Henry Ford

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. -Thomas Fuller

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. -Alexander Pope

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. -Franz Kafka

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. -Charles Kettering

There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. -Charles Kettering

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. -Thomas Hardy

Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace. -Vaclav Havel

I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread. -Vance Havner

We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about. -Eric Hoffer

Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. -Horace

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain. -Horace

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely. -Kin Hubbard

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable. -Kin Hubbard

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings. -Helen Hayes

Spend not on hopes. -George Herbert

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends. -William Hazlitt

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. -George W. Bush

The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear. -Dennis Kucinich

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. -Dorothea Brande

The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. -Ann Landers

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. -Gerald F. Lieberman

Fate keeps on happening. -Anita Loos

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence. -Max Lerner

Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not. -John Lubbock

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it. -George Farquhar

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings. -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure. -S. I. Hayakawa

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil. -Benjamin Haydon

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. -John B. S. Haldane

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. -Lou Holtz

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. -Vernon Howard

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. -Herbert Hoover

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. -Edward Hoagland

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't. -William Temple

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. -James Thurber

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. -Alexis de Tocqueville

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

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. -Harry S Truman

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. -Charles Dickens

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life. -Benjamin Disraeli

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. -Benjamin Disraeli

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind. -Benjamin Disraeli

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy. -Benjamin Disraeli

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. -Leonardo da Vinci

If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen. -Richard M. DeVos

I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure. -Princess Diana

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory. -Will Durant

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal. -Will Durant

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do. -Wayne Dyer

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. -Norman Douglas

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends. -Norman Douglas

Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations… They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.' -Peter Drucker

If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life. -Arthur Ashe

Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort. -Charles J. Givens

To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without. -Joseph Wood Krutch

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not. -David Seabury

I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson

One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be. -Wallace Stevens

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen. -John Millington Synge

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly. -Publilius Syrus

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly. -Publilius Syrus

The imagination is the spur of delights… all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise? -Marquis de Sade

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. -Marquis de Sade

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. -Arthur Schopenhauer

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary. -Walter Scott

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. -Philip Sidney

Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil. -Charles Simmons

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals. -Adam Smith

Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it. -John Steinbeck

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

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth. -Adlai Stevenson I

Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less. -Thomas Szasz

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. -Charles R. Swindoll

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being? -Igor Stravinsky

The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons. -Susan Sontag

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy. -William Gilmore Simms

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience – it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. -George Bernard Shaw

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

Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that? -Rush Limbaugh

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. -Angela Carter

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world. -Willa Cather

There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. -Willa Cather

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other. -Anton Chekhov

Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door. -Robert Collier

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. -William Congreve

Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst. -Italo Calvino

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. -Albert Camus

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. -Dale Carnegie

Genius is independent of situation. -Charles Churchill

Poetry is indispensable – if I only knew what for. -Jean Cocteau

There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten – before the end is told – even if there happens to be any end to it. -Joseph Conrad

Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham. -Joseph Conrad

A man's most open actions have a secret side to them. -Joseph Conrad

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. -William Cowper

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might. -Winston Churchill

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. -Deepak Chopra

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. -Deepak Chopra

If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. -Miguel de Cervantes

The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be? -Henry James

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

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done. -William James

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