Best Quotes About Personal

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain. -Lily Tomlin

Most people who work at home find they do not have the benefit of receptionists who serve as personal guards. -Judith Martin

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. -Albert Einstein

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. -W. Somerset Maugham

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. -Erich Fromm

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself. -John Kenneth Galbraith

To better understand why you need a personal computer, let's take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life. -Dave Barry

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking. -Mike Royko

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

At this moment I do not have a personal relationship with a computer. -Janet Reno

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build. -Larry Ellison

Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force – an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares. -Rosser Reeves

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service. -Daniel J. Boorstin

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

There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den. -Morris Hite

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. -Amy Lowell

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. -Abraham Lincoln

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. -Peter De Vries

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

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. -Oscar Wilde

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. -Albert Camus

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -John Stuart Mill

I have an unfortunate personality. -Orson Welles

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

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

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place. -Jimmy Breslin

I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside. -Joseph Brodsky

There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form. -Anatole Broyard

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. -Salvador Dali

To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men. -Richard Wilbur

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul. -Richard Schickel

My personality doesn't interest me. -Andrei A. Gromyko

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment – his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego. -Alec Guinness

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. -Dag Hammarskjold

The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. -Potter Stewart

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights. -Potter Stewart

I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven. -Barbra Streisand

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. -Margaret Thatcher

When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. -Bob Hope

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

My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself. -Trevor Huddleston

It is always a strain when people are being killed. I don't think anybody has held this job who hasn't felt personally responsible for those being killed. -Lyndon B. Johnson

People who decide they came to earth to work, who make work their personal philosophy, are kept very busy. -Konstantinos Karamanlis

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression. -Henri Matisse

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance. -Richard M. Nixon

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. -George Orwell

Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned. -Gerald R. Ford

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. -Pope John Paul II

We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. -Konstantinos Karamanlis

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. -Marcus Aurelius

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality. -Benjamin Jowett

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. -Confucius

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. -Denis Diderot

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance. -Paul Tournier

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. -Jean-Paul Sartre

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. -John Stuart Mill

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

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

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives. -Marlon Brando

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. -Margaret Mead

I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally… To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary. -Julia Roberts

If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count. -Mariah Carey

It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player. -Anna Kournikova

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them. -Winona Ryder

How can women be as thin as we are? We have personal trainers to work us out. We have specially prepared meals. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid. -Mariah Carey

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. -Maxwell Maltz

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

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -John Stuart Mill

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest. -Al Gore

I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters – to make them personalities. -Walt Disney

I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money. -Shaquille O'Neal

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. -Edith Wharton

The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it. -Joan Collins

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. -Henry Van Dyke

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. -Edith Sitwell

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way. -Anais Nin

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world. -Albert Schweitzer

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. -Oprah Winfrey

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. -Jim Rohn

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. -Epictetus

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. -Anais Nin

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. -Mel Brooks

It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda. -John Hope Franklin

I discourage a cult of personality. -Newt Gingrich

Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution. -Donald Rumsfeld

One of your tasks is to separate the 'personal' from the 'substantive.' The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs the President wrong. -Donald Rumsfeld

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. -C. S. Lewis

Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. -Leon Trotsky

He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him. -George Orwell

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

Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test. -Herb Elliott

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport. -Pierre de Coubertin

Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand. -Lord Northcliffe

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively. -Brian Koslow

All I need is my brains, my eyes and my personality, for better or for worse. -William Albert Allard

I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy. -Thomas Huxley

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them. -Marya Mannes

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

Your personal capacity to handle more valuable projects will go up when you appreciate yourself more. -Brian Koslow

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. -Albert Schweitzer

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness. -M. Esther Harding

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged. -Alice Walker

Nothing endures but personal qualities. -Walt Whitman

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. -Alfred North Whitehead

We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print. -Virginia Woolf

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. -Simone Weil

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

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals. -Jim Rohn

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team. -Pat Riley

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

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences. -Amos Bronson Alcott

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. -Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. -George Eliot

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity – an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do. -Bruce Barton

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine. -Germaine Greer

The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius. -E. M. Forster

Authority is not a quality one person 'has', in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him. -Erich Fromm

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. -Sydney J. Harris

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. -Aldous Huxley

I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I'd take it back. It's not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else. -Paul O'Neill

Humility is no substitute for a good personality. -Fran Lebowitz

It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. -Betty Friedan

Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon. -Emile Durkheim

Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy. -August Strindberg

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty. -George Santayana

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation. -Joseph Conrad

We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot. -Charles Horton Cooley

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. -Winston Churchill

The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character. -Alfred Jarry

The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior. -Maxwell Maltz

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have. -Dwight L. Moody

Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions. -C. Wright Mills

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. -Marshall McLuhan

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy – yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible. -Nelson Algren

Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists. -Willem de Kooning

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up. -Charles M. Schulz

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! -William Lloyd Garrison

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. -Earl Nightingale

I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that. -Katherine Anne Porter

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. -Mahatma Gandhi

I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace. -Mahatma Gandhi

I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings. -Dan Quayle

I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience. Some of the good ones I have done have really come out of the real experience of my life, and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive. -David Ogilvy

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. -Salvatore Quasimodo

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples. -Amos Bronson Alcott

One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity. -Charles Brenton Huggins

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality. -John F. Kennedy

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government. -Richard M. Nixon

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. -Anatole France

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. -Wayne Dyer

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. -Margaret Thatcher

I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality. -Spencer Tracy

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information. -William Gibson

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee – with physics and mathematics, not with laws – that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications. -John Gilmore

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. -Frank Moore Colby

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere. -V. S. Pritchett

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. -David Rockefeller

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it. -George Washington

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. -Sophie Tucker

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little 'personal characteristics.' -Helen Rowland

In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment. -E. L. Doctorow

Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching. -Christopher Reeve

I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy? -Michael Moore

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. -Bo Bennett

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. -Bo Bennett

When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food. -Barbara Boxer

Whether we knew many who died on September 11 or personally knew none, we all lost something on that day. Innocence. Security. A trust that our homeland would always be safe. -Bob Taft

We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love. -Christine Gregoire

Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the more we know personally about our own human frailties. -Blanche Lincoln

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price. -Bryant H. McGill

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my personal heroes. -Ken Salazar

Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children's diet, and the government's role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy. -Jim Talent

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood. -Aldous Huxley

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. -David Brooks

Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them. -Natalie Portman

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't, the thing collapses. -Arnold Newman

I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books. -Isaac Asimov

I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed. -Tim Robbins

Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is very much in the interest of this country. -Alan Greenspan

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. -Bill Gates

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

I don't like to share my personal life… it wouldn't be personal if I shared it. -George Clooney

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him. -Kate Beckinsale

It's always been really important for me to try to maintain a balanced life, professional and personal, and this was absolutely something that my husband and I had hoped for. -Debra Messing

I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Matt Damon's character fell in love with a girl with a real butt?' They were like, 'Yeah sure, sure – here's your personal trainer.' -Franka Potente

I like cats. I used to have a lot of cats, but I don't anymore, now I just have a dog. It does take a certain temperament to have a cat, as they do have certain personalities. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity. -Lusia Strus

I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about. -Matt Lucas

It's important to hold something back, though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty dull and I don't want to bore people with it. -Matt Lucas

I want to keep doing different things. I'd like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it's about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that's what's important. -Tony Goldwyn

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience – so we're all different. -Ian Mckellen

I think you always learn something in every character you play onstage, either personally or creatively. -Jared Harris

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator. -Fulton Oursler

Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when saving for their retirements. -Bill Frist

I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush. -Daniel Inouye

As they work hard for our children, America's teachers often reach into their own pockets to make sure they have the best classroom supplies. I feel strongly that the federal government should help make up for their personal financial burden. -John Warner

No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it's not about the solvency of Social Security. -Joe Biden

Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system. -Richard Lugar

For me, our beaches have always been a source of personal inspiration. -Tom Carper

Whenever he saw a dollar in another man's hands he took it as a personal grudge, if he couldn't take it any other way. -O. Henry

The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home. -Alice Munro

The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal. -Alice Munro

Actors should be timeless and impersonal. -Anne Parillaud

What you have, what you are – your looks, your personality, your way of thinking – is unique. No one in the world is like you. So capitalize on it. -Jack Lord

You don't have to know people personally for them to be role models. Some of my most important role models were historical or literary figures that I only read about – never actually met. -John Wilson

If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate. -Martin Lawrence

We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we're capable of. -Phil McGraw

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness. -Susan Lucci

I had to focus on some personal areas in my life with the little bit of privacy that I have. -Mario Vazquez

You're an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational – and probably sexual! -George Herman

My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality. -Regina King

Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example. -Robert Baden-Powell

Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that's the same thing, isn't it? -Alexei Sayle

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. -Mwai Kibaki

Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example. -Pervez Musharraf

You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something! -Brett Somers

Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out there's a certain acceptance that sets in; you're no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present. -Doc Severinsen

The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something. -Gene Simmons

I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me. -Chuck Barris

There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result. -Steve Forbes

I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words. -Tim Burton

You get a sense of how the show works and then let your personality take over. -Adam Baldwin

I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel. -Alain de Botton

I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society. -Alan Bates

Talking in one language and talking in another, I think inevitably, produce two different personalities, as far as I've seen in other people. I assume it does the same for me. -Alma Guillermoprieto

Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people. -Amy Grant

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. -Albert Bandura

Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it… I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally. -Alexander Payne

We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives. -Anita Borg

Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on. -Bob Beauprez

Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied. -Boris Trajkovski

Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment. -Charles Stanley

I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can. -Charlie Kaufman

I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don't flaunt religion in conversation with others. -Richard Chamberlain

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it. -Simon Cowell

Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas. -Emil Cioran

I believe in advertisement and media completely. My art and my personal life are based in it. I think that the art world would probably be a tremendous reservoir for everybody involved in advertising. -Jeff Koons

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating, even awe-inspiring – but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it. -Herbert A. Simon

When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into – constantly horrified by the things people do. -Daniel Clowes

We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities. -Chester Bennington

For me, personally, Mind, Body and Soul is my real debut. -Joss Stone

When you're not blond and thin, you come up with a personality real quick. -Kathy Najimy

My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage. -Ed Case

My mother told me never explain, never complain. Even as a young actress, I determined I would never give personal interviews, since they made me so uncomfortable. -Jennifer Jones

I don't talk about my personal life with the press. -Topher Grace

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names – the products of a good publicity department. -Ann Sothern

I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely. -Tori Amos

We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure. -Shirin Ebadi

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy. -Maurice Ravel

It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it. -Simon Travaglia

What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia – something that resists rapid change. -Simon Travaglia

No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize – as her personal problem – observations she makes about the beauty myth in society. -Naomi Wolf

This is our lance. See, you're making me laugh about this now, because there have been a few jokes on the set about what they actually look like. But, see, I personally think they'd be a great toy. So… just batteries aren't included. -Kevin Sorbo

Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics. -Liev Schreiber

I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion. -Mary Shelley

If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd. -Richard Petty

I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither 'good' or 'bad', and who knows neither love nor hatred. -Savitri Devi

I don't have the confidence to be a personality. -Zoe Wanamaker

I'm sorry if the following sounds combative and excessively personal, but that's my general style. -Ian Jackson

I think paranormal experiences are very personal, again, if they are that. Yes, sometimes I've felt that some things I would personally believe enough for me to take action on it… like, you know, I felt something happen in a hotel once that made me never stay there again. -Andrea Corr

A representative is free delivery; she's a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch. -Andrea Jung

For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me. -Andrei Sakharov

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become. -Ashley Montagu

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question. -Willard Scott

For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual, a being who is not only from the same race as the base color, but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul. -Yves Klein

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. -Paul J. Meyer

Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling. -River Phoenix

I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity, my name is no longer my own. -River Phoenix

My girlfriend bought me a down jacket, she said it fit my personality. -Jay London

You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can't be fat and healthy. -Susan Powter

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again. -Laurel Lea

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology. -Alfred Loisy

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. -Paul J. Meyer

Usually, when I do a soundtrack, the music from the movie doesn't have anything to do with me personally. It's music to enhance to the film. My own stuff is more introspective and about what's on going in my head. -Stanley Clarke

Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with a great level of professionalism, personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable. -Geoff Davis

Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards. -David Soul

A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more. -Richard G. Scott

The Church is presided over personally by Jesus Christ. -Richard G. Scott

I always laugh the hardest at the stuff you see in day-to-day life. It's great when somebody can tell a joke that really makes you laugh hard, but to see some kind of personal interaction that no one could write is so good. Those are always the things that make me laugh. -Luke Wilson

That's one of those things that will really hurt me personally, if I label a character or think about what it might do if it were to do well. I just try to do a good job with it. -Luke Wilson

It's always been my personal feeling that unless you are married, there is something that is not very dignified about talking about who you are dating. -Luke Wilson

Every actor I think has got their own number of takes that they like, you know. Some actors like to go all day, you know on the one scene and some actors want to take two takes. I personally like four. -Robert Carlyle

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare. -Larry Elder

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote. -Lucy Stone

I think there's a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities. That's probably our worst crime. I keep wondering what a 'mature' record means. -Ian Williams

It makes it very exciting don't you think to live in an age of, of discovery of human personality this way? -John Money

At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road. -Joseph C. Lincoln

All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is. -W. Clement Stone

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history. -David Price

There's a lot of different things that we do during life that could personally harm us and I choose not to stop doing those things. -Laurel Clark

I am a fighter. I believe in that which is right, and the truth is, I have been the Lone Ranger for the past thirty years and I will not give up the fight. I love my public and I'll fight for you. I'll continue to make personal appearances for my thousands of fans. -Clayton Moore

I personally don't believe in aliens. But, I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing. -J. T. Walsh

I'm a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die – it's a major offence. -Clive Barker

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. -Joseph Story

My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada. -Preston Manning

There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States. -Preston Manning

There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful. -Loretta Young

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control. -Bruce Dickinson

Robert Johnson? No, I didn't know him, personally. -Muddy Waters

People ask me to describe myself, but it's a very personal thing. You don't feel comfortable. -Damon Hill

The one thing I'm convinced George W. Bush is good at is bipartisanship. It's clearly something he enjoys personally. -Tucker Carlson

To devise an information processing system capable of getting along on its own – it must handle its own problems of programming, bookkeeping, communication and coordination with its users. It must appear to its users as a single, integrated personality. -Cliff Shaw

I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values. -Winthrop Rockefeller

We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do. -Lindsay Davenport

I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him. -Norman Rockwell

Let's have the music that will open the door to millions of people… the kind of music that will not make people think only of the song or even of the singer… not music that is confined to the merely personal. -Nelson Eddy

I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami. -Dan Marino

I want to know what it's like to play in a Super Bowl and win one. My career will be great without it. But, personally, selfishly, I want to know what it feels like. -Dan Marino

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

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth. -Judith Wright

All of the charities we're involved with have touched me in one way or another on a personal level. There are about eight or nine charities that I support. -Ferguson Jenkins

The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals. -Edward Blake

If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps. -Edwin Land

We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that. -Jalal Talabani

That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions. -Stephen Harper

One problem with ideas, however valid, is that they are static and impersonal, whereas a person is active and dynamic. -William Hull

Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close. -Jennifer Saunders

When I perform, it's very personal. I'm sharing things I like, inviting the audience into my room. -Andy Kaufman

We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We've been working together so closely that it's kind of hard to decide what's my work and what's her work, it's ours really. -Guy Burgess

It's grown into a personal relationship, yeah. I'm crazy about Jerry. I think he's a unique character. -Jon Voight

I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books. -Michael Connelly

Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener. -Nanci Griffith

There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them. -Peter Weir

I'm kind of a quirky dresser usually. Like today, I'm actually pretty put together, but I dress kind of off sometimes, but that's just part of my personality. -Debbie Gibson

One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life. -Debbie Gibson

National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services. -Corazon Aquino

Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies – utopian images – can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century. -Dennis Prager

The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere. -Harold H. Greene

There is no private domain of a person's life that is not political, and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal. -Charlotte Bunch

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them. -Howard Barker

I'm not really a political satirist. I don't kid myself. I'm more interested in doing the mannerisms and the personality. -Rich Little

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience. -Roland Allen

When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations – the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally. -Boris Spassky

In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth? -Carl Rogers

We daily share emotions, our personal and shared needs and hope. -Frank Jordan

Drawing on President Bush's reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change. -Jim Leach

I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read. -Wendell H. Ford

In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style. -Cat Stevens

I personally am not conscious of my accent. -Jared Diamond

Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan. -Stockwell Day

Personal law is simply the thought that controls your mind and your life more than any other thought. Finding that thought is the most valuable knowledge that you can have about yourself. It is like the leverage on personal change. It enables you to change very efficiently. -Leonard Orr

Our holiness is an effect, not a cause; so long as our eyes are on our own personal whiteness as an end in itself, the thing breaks down. -Charles Simeon

In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul. -Edward Bach

They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory. -James Fenimore Cooper

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020. -Ray Kurzweil

I've never been one of those actors who has touted myself as a fascinating human being. I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality. -Robert De Niro

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. -Robert Louis Stevenson

It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. -Steven Biko

The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music. -Morrissey

The minister and the priest teach that the organization is greater. No great philosophy has ever come from an organization, but from an individual whose research has been a personal study of God and ITS ways. -Paul Twitchell

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally. -Anthony Minghella

If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force. -Auberon Herbert

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist. -Berkeley Breathed

Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. -William Moulton Marston

Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please – we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility. -Tammy Bruce

I know that sounds selfish, but you have to look at what it's doing to you personally – are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you've realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you? -Shannon Hoon

The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit. -George Grosz

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once – then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. -James Van Der Beek

She was making great money at personal appearances. -David Gest

You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions. -Omar Bongo

Sometimes we tend to focus more on the personalities and the conflicts, and it really caricatures the issues. -Mitchell Reiss

Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit. -Seamus Heaney

I took it personal. I got slammed quite a bit. -Steve Carlton

So no, it's not all in the genes, but what isn't in the genes isn't in the family environment either. It can't be explained in terms of the overall personalities or the child-rearing practices of parents. -Steven Pinker

An actor is an actor is an actor. The less personality an actor has off stage the better. A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays. -Arthur Lowe

The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly parents. -Ernst Haeckel

A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal. -George Herbert Mead

He's computerized, but I won't let him come on cold. I created KITT. I understand the personality of the car. -William Daniels

The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out. -Jackie Cooper

The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's. -Jonathan Coe

The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators – I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it. -Jonathan Coe

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it. -Jonathan Coe

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict. -Kenneth L. Pike

Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual. -Kenneth L. Pike

I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake. -Collin C. Peterson

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it. -Laurie Lee

I wouldn't want to criticise someone like Charlotte Church because she has done fantastically well, but personally I've always cared about the long term. -Lesley Garrett

Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would. -Suzanne Vega

Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way. -Suzanne Vega

Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual. -Tom Ford

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors. -Olympia Brown

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom… right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of. -Neal Boortz

I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero. -Richard Dreyfuss

I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting, but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism. I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's problem rather than my personal problem. -Robert Guillaume

Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being – his physical, mental and emotional habits – influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized. -Lee Strasberg

I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom. -Rose Wilder Lane

I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you're good friends. -Phil Crane

One congressman asked 'I just want to know if you've accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior. The minister looked stunned, and he said 'no.' The whole table almost fell on the floor. The congressman was quite serious. That was his litmus test. -Jim Sasser

Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno. -Anders Zorn

The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding. -John Warnock

I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one – I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me. -Marcia Gay Harden

You're over there in the corner either thinking about the dead dog or whatever, you're bringing up your personal life and you need the space, and then somebody throws you a joke. Especially if it's an emotional scene, you don't want the joke. -Marcia Gay Harden

This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world. -Roma Downey

I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats. -Donna Douglas

I would think that other people could see if you had other talents. I grew and expanded from the Elly May role. I was doing real estate and personal appearances and kept my foot in the door. -Donna Douglas

I'm glad I have an outlet. I don't think I would put my aggression elsewhere, but working on the projects I have worked on, you tend to benefit personally from trying to wrap your head around the way other people look at the world. -Ryan Gosling

The core of my personality consists of many selves. -Hans Bender

What matters most in politics is personality. It's not issues; it's not image. It's who you are and what you represent. -Frank Luntz

I think I won't do for your business at all, but personally I have no fight with you. You can go on and save all the critics you can, but don't send them to me. -Frank Richard Stockton

Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure, but until I make contact with them, musically or personally, I never assume that anything wonderful will happen. -Hugh Hopper

Whatever our personal differences are, there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band. -Alex Van Halen

On a personal level, we all get along fine. -Alex Van Halen

There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are. -Barry Mann

Yes, but personally I was never a big acid head. -Bill Griffith

My own personal favorite Cher song is the unforgettable Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. -Brent Spiner

And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story. -Christiane Amanpour

My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations. -Della Reese

What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant, dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest personalities in stage history. -Dinah Sheridan

The print on canvas is the closest to the original work. I personally sign them as well. -Dwayne Hickman

On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial… whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level. -Edward Albert

One of the things I've always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it – like, not to change. -Peter Steele

If I wasn't bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland. -Peter Steele

It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially, whereas I like a lot of personal space – like, a mile from the nearest person is fine for me. -Peter Steele

There are a lot of personal things that take place when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask. I will give him the best advice I can give. -Scott McCallum

I loved Carl Perkins, Jerry lee Lewis… not only were they personal friends. -Wanda Jackson

The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person. -Candace Bushnell

My personal philosophy would be don't whine, don't let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don't know as much as you think you do, ever. -James Marsters

One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences. -Raymond E. Feist

My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash, and I haven't reached the end. -Bill Kurtis

Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable. -Charles Edison

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence. -Katharine Anthony

I've got to restructure all my personal life now in order to accommodate public service, which is fine. -Max Burns

It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one. -Alfred Einstein

My relationship with 'Pollyanna' is a very personal one, because Pollyanna got me through my childhood. -Eleanor Porter

I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you. -Martin Yan

Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art. -Max Bill

You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection. -Morgan Brittany

The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things. -Nigella Lawson

War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums. -Rebecca Harding Davis

I think I'm more European in personality. -Sally Kirkland

I personally have never made a movie in Hollywood, because I don't want to get up in my own bed and then go to the movie set, and then come home at night to my real life. -Sydney Pollack

I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships – between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other. -Terry McMillan

I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism. -Trevor Dunn

I mean, I would hope that I have a style or personality that is evident wherever I go. -Trevor Dunn

Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication. -Trevor Dunn

Different people bring out different aspects of ones personality. -Trevor Dunn

I take all of my music seriously and personally. -Trevor Dunn

While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they've done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this strikes me as just as important and should be dealt with. -William Odom

In L.A., if you're an actor, your personal and professional lives are too intertwined. -Jena Malone

I think the tour is doing a better job of showing off the personalities of the players with their website, which is filled with tidbits of what the players are up to. -Jennifer Wyatt

We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us. -Joan D. Vinge

Unfortunately, most actors want to play off their own personal mystique and good looks and whatever, but that will only carry you but so far. -Joe Morton

Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life. -Jose Marti

Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound. -Juice Newton

I would like to state that my personal opinions are that the people of every country should decide by themselves what kind of government they want. -Julius Rosenberg

My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy. -Lee Greenwood

I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments. -Roger Mahony

Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn. -James Cash Penney

It is hard for people outside the White House to understand the constant daily problems and issues that come up that require the president's attention, but he can not let himself get too personally involved. -Fred F. Fielding

The last eight years have created a lot of deep-seated hostility. People take political decisions very personally, and today there is a constant, ongoing attack, with one side or the other being maligned. -Fred F. Fielding

And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future? -Jeff Gannon

I'm much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It's very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah… a parliamentary democracy, but I've always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term. -Jim Bolger

If I was working hard, she bled into my personality. I became more cynical. -Marg Helgenberger

I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us. -Roy Wood

Now I start my diary of my personal plot to kill by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace. -Arthur Bremer

Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I'm responsible for a lot of things, I can't wear any responsibility for that. -John Anderson

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home. -Judy Holliday

I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really. -Paul Kane

The puppet characters were combinations of people I had known and to some degree aspects of my own personality. Weird was based on someone I knew in Chicago. Dirty Dragon was based on a good friend I had in Indianapolis. -William Jackson

I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block. -R. L. Stine

Y'know what? This is what I go by: It doesn't matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that's what would win me over. So, yeah. -Rachel Bilson

Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration. -John White Geary

For my own personal growth I had to set out on my own. -Frank Press

Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience. -Susan Estrich

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. -Joshua Leonard

I am, first of all, a Christian and, secondly, a person with very very serious personal opinion, so I'm motivated by many many things and, certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other people's ideas of who I am. -Ken Hensley

I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I'm an emotional kind of person anyway. -Josh Holloway

In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures. -Carroll Quigley

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training. -Carroll Quigley

Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act. -Christopher Dawson

I did a lot of personal appearances because I was under contract to ABC. -David Selby

And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc. -Duane G. Carey

I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties. -Hugh Mackay

One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives. -Hugh Mackay

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. -John Strachan

Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past. -Matthew Simpson

The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move; the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity. -Matthew Simpson

I think that you can take things personally or get hurt feelings as a result of something not working out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it, or whatever it is. -Michael Shanks

It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts. -Mike Pence

By requiring that any surplus in Social Security taxes be returned to the American people in personal savings accounts, the plan ensures that Social Security taxes will be used for Social Security. -Mike Pence

I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that. -Morris Chestnut

You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic, but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces them that this is a waste of time, that person might flunk out. -Stanley Crouch

As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations. -Tim Bishop

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. -David Hackworth

And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership. -Don Nickles

Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories. -Jeffery Deaver

I decline all noisy, wordy, confused, and personal controversies. -Josiah Warren

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we've had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

At our college we were taught a universal approach to find out about a person: what problems the person has, what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings. -Markus Wolf

I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them. -Chester Brown

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny. -Henry A. Wallace

I think there is a great difference, in that when the poet is reading you get the whole personality of the person, especially if he's a good reader. Whereas a person just sitting gets what he puts into it. -James Laughlin

Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors. -James Laughlin

I had found myself a new mission – and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly. -James Black

'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing. It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want, but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through, personally. -Jon Crosby

I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does. -Keith Urban

I noticed that this defense attorney is a very, very intelligent man, and he's very cool and he's very knowledgeable, and I think that personally I'd like to have an attorney like him. -Tommy Bond

Just as we have had great working lives, we have also had good personal lives. For instance, we have made school our number one priority. We have been in school our entire lives with kids our own age. We guess that's pretty regular. -Mary-Kate Olsen

In my personal life, I'm a comic novel. But then, so are we all, because we're human beings. -Dean Koontz

I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too. -Mary Douglas

No one told me I had to make something that would sell, but I personally want everyone to like my music. -Utada Hikaru

I like the idea of giving workers control and putting their money into their personal accounts. -Virginia Foxx

It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party. -Franklin Knight Lane

This question about Iraq has gotten personal. -Gerhard Schroder

People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period. -Lee Scott

We can make science personal, like a love story or your best friend. -Jim Sullivan

I have a few personal ambitions for the band. -John Deacon

Four personalities are bound to clash. -John Deacon

I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate. -Karen Hughes

It's part of the fun of it to work with strong personalities. -Kelly Lynch

All artists are now free to express their own personality. -Maurice Denis

The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired into my personality. -Rick Moody

I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me. -Susie Bright

My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals. -Gordon Getty

I personally do not write highbrow music. If I do, it's by accident. -Gordon Getty

First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone's entertainment purposes. -Kim Mathers

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do. -Marc Maron

People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son, we don't have any question about those personal qualities that we were fooled on by Clinton.' -Robert Teeter

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup. -Orhan Pamuk

I'm glad that he's got all this behind him. And I'm pretty sure that there's a lot of people – and there are certain people that don't report the news accurate for their own personal fame and gain. And they know who they are. -Tito Jackson

It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized. -Barbara Kruger

It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band. -Jack Irons

I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. -John C. Hawkes

Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed. -Peter Coyote

This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance. -Cathy Freeman

We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places. -Patricia Ireland

I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count. -Patricia Ireland

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically. -Marilyn Hacker

My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training. -Robert Vaughn

For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline. -Robert Vaughn

My work is intensely personal. -Andres Serrano

A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region. -Greg Walden

My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world. -Elizabeth Moon

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. -Kenny G

Now interpersonal politics… that's what it's all about. -Max Cannon

What I try to impart to a musician is to really try to practice the instrument in a really sincere way. Learn as much about music as you possibly can. Learn composition. Study to try to create compositions of your own and put your own personal touch on your music. -Roscoe Mitchell

Wong Kar Wai is a very intense character, very personable, and I believe in general he does not like and he would not want his actors to show their true looks and their true personality on screen. -Andy Lau

Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny. -Donna Rice

We created the ability for people to insert enterprise or personal data. -David Rose

The orbs create feedback loops that can influence either personal of employee behavior. -David Rose

Of private differences personal to himself, my brother had none. -John Sergeant Wise

I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations. -Chad Hugo

I make personal appearances around the country. I'm starting a book tour now, and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex, which I'm doing all through the United States, so that may come up just before Christmas. -Burt Ward

I personally believe this Agency has always been very dedicated and has always worked as hard as it possibly can to do things as safely and as effectively as possible. -Mark Kelly

A trip to space is a big motivator to give up some things in your personal life. Obviously, you can't give up everything and you don't want to. -Mark Kelly

My poems – I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience. -Sharon Olds

You try to get the feel of any role, but it's much more difficult in the case of Christ because everyone has their own personal image of Him. It's a role you take on, knowing that no matter how you play it, you are going to disappoint many. -Jeffrey Hunter

We heard stories about fakery and decoys at revivals. I never personally saw any trickery. -Kathie Lee Gifford

I have an extremely addictive personality. I'm an extremist. -Leif Garrett

I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing anything with my personal life in music. -Leif Garrett

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities. -Chuck Jones

I believe that we should allow younger workers to contribute toward a personal account that they own, as long as it is coupled with deficit reduction measures that enhance the long-term condition of Social Security. -Cliff Stearns

All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism. -Edward Bond

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

Since the ousting and capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces, civil rights and personal freedoms have been restored in Iraq, as well as equal rights to all, not just to Saddam's entourage of terrorists. -Jim Gerlach

That's another thing about today's stars that makes me glad that I'm not doing it any more. The stars come with ten people all around them. I don't know how you ever make any personal contact with them. -Julie Harris

Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm. -Kathryn Bigelow

Many scammers are only using personal checks for payment because they can take the money and run. -Matthew Lesko

What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the added touches that make the crime personal to the killer. -Pat Brown

Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more. -Patti Smith

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. -Shawn Ashmore

What I've learned is that it's okay to take from heroes, such as Debussy, but it has to be filtered through my own personality so that ultimately it's me. -William Kraft

The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean years has been prohibitive. -Caryl Chessman

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom. -Randy Forbes

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together. -Jeremy Northam

I write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I'll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal. -Kerry King

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing. -Margaret Mahy

I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It's always a real collaboration for me. -Jim Jarmusch

No, I feel like my personality probably influenced the character, more than the character influenced me. -Sara Gilbert

That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful. -Scott Hamilton

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon. -Terry Brooks

One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options. -Thomas Menino

I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside. -Victoria de los Angeles

Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality. -Victoria de los Angeles

The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films. -Vincent D'Onofrio

I have to choose songs that represent my personality. -Peabo Bryson

You know, we have to take these characters – who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional – and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities. -Rachael Leigh Cook

Josie needed more of a personality than what the cartoon had to offer. -Rachael Leigh Cook

A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie. -Ridley Scott

I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy. -Shirley Temple

The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all. -Bob Cousy

Well, I make every song I sing personal. I've never chosen a song that wasn't. -Carly Simon

Aaron Copland was a man that had a very specific point of view about what music should be which was that, he felt that new music should have the composer should show a personality in his music. -Elliott Carter

To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism. -Herbert Read

The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality. -Herbert Read

You might think that it would he the natural desire of every man to develop as an independent personality, but this does not seem to be true. -Herbert Read

If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities. -Isabella Rossellini

From a personal point of view I want some medals because that is what you aim for when you start out playing. -Jamie Redknapp

The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound. -Mark White

My personal favourite is Jeff Beck. All the others are wonderful as well. -Noel Redding

You see the images that the public is demanding. Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the first Survivor it would have gone away, but it hasn't. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories, and want to see more and more. -Montel Williams

I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it. -Dawn French

Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level. -Alan Dean Foster

Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art. -Alan Dean Foster

I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research. -Jackie Collins

This kind of charge reveals a good deal about the personality of the people who make it; to impute such motives to another man is to imply you're harboring them yourself. -Jim Garrison

We have different personalities, but in a harmonious way, I'd say. Anyway, we were booked to play at the festival as a duo; and we decided we wouldn't have any rehearsal. -Benny Green

My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment. -Nadia Comaneci

I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people. -Alva Myrdal

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. -Alva Myrdal

Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences – and it happens all the time – where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that. -Atom Egoyan

I suppose that the scope and implications of such forces have rendered my personal accounting ritual pretty much obsolete. That's how things sometimes go. -Brian Ferneyhough

We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life. -Bob Ehrlich

Comics, at least in periodical form, exist almost entirely free of any pretense; the critical world of art hardly touches them, and they're 100% personal. -Chris Ware

So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live – we live in the cities, you see. -Alice Cooper

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma, like boundaries of morality were being broken down and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other. Which destroyed thousands of us. I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle. -Barry McGuire

Glorifying violence is terrible. Simulating sex is nothing – it's something so impersonal really. -Bo Derek

It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well. -Cameron Crowe

Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened – but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies. -Cameron Crowe

My actual personality probably lies someplace between the two. -Edie Falco

He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read. He was my personal mentor. -Shimon Peres

I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something, yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your personal life as you are in your creative life. -Alicia Witt

The problems come when your personal life and relationships come under scrutiny in the press and often very uncomplimentary things are printed about you. -Helena Bonham Carter

Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies. -Chaka Fattah

But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment. -Debbie Harry

And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self. -Erich von Stroheim

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work – I don't like a general style, but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work. -Karlheinz Stockhausen

The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it. -Kevin Kelly

I always have a lot of personal goals, but primarily my main goal each year is to obviously win a Super Bowl. -Michael Strahan

I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me. -Skitch Henderson

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

I miss the personalization that Vegas was – there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names. -Wayne Newton

So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear. -Diana Krall

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. -E. Stanley Jones

When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers. -George Porter

You know, the market was down yesterday… my first thought when I heard-just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, Time to buy. -Brit Hume

There are peaks and valleys in anything and that is especially true for the music business. It is very inconsistent. But if you are wise, you can let those downs really bring you to another level of your personality. -Bryan White

I want more muscles! I go to the gym three or four times a week with a personal trainer. I can afford that now. I can't put on weight though, no matter how much I eat. -Christopher Parker

There's a personal story of my own that I will write at some point, and it's a film that I will happily make. It could very well be the next thing I do, unless someone shows me something great. -Harold Ramis

I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal. -Hedy Lamarr

I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life. -Hedy Lamarr

The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer. -Hedy Lamarr

A play is much easier to maintain your personal life with because if you're rehearsing, you're working like from 11 to 6 or 11 to 5 and you get to have your whole morning and your whole evening. When you're doing the play, you have all day. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed. -Philip Zimbardo

I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. -Shawn Colvin

The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally. -Twyla Tharp

I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. -Vera Wang

I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes – where a woman's personality and sense of style are realized. -Vera Wang

My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism. -Zhang Yimou

My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn't really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it. -Amber Tamblyn

And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She's a biologist – a student at UCLA – and I don't judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion, and only that. -Amber Tamblyn

There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits. -Dan O'Brien

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology. -James Mark Baldwin

A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders. -Michael Medved

The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles. -Placido Domingo

With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice. -Placido Domingo

Well, the thought that everybody might have a personal computer at their desk or their home was certainly not on the mainstream of anybody's activity at that time. -Jack Kilby

I do not feel any artist can produce great art without putting great personality into it. It is always a piece of you that goes on the screen or the canvass. -Joe Murray

The friend that I based Heffer on was adopted, and it all played into his total personality. -Joe Murray

I don't know what sex appeal is. I don't think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they're seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal. -Omar Sharif

Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 – and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally. -Anne Stevenson

I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business. -Anthony Holden

We would have been happy if we could have assigned just three categories, large, medium, and small; the point is, we wanted to avoid personal judgments. It actually turned out to be quite a finely tuned scale. -Charles Francis Richter

I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question – you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you. -Chris Matthews

I never take on anything that is just for the money or just for, you know. I always have to connect with it in a very personal way because I believe the audience will sense whether I'm into it or not, so I don't take on projects that I'm not really passionate about. -Deborah Cox

I think I 'turn off' women. I've a kind of a weird personality. Women may think that I'm a mess. -Ed O'Neill

Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer's. Or, oh, they've been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don't take anything personally anymore. -Ellen Muth

Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience – a group history – that may be tapped into at will in years to come. -John Thorn

We know these men are professionals whose services are up for bid and whose bags are packed, and yet we call them our own and take personal, even civic pride in their accomplishments. -John Thorn

I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities. -Larry Dixon

Most of my relationships have been like that – with record companies. I've never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I've always had a personal relationship with someone in the company. -Ornette Coleman

Greater personal choice, individually tailored services, stronger local accountability, greater efficiency – these are all central to the new direction of travel we have set for our public services. -John Hutton

My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people. -John Philip Sousa

We're also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course. -Katherine Dunn

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality. -Marc Newson

You know like it has its own personality, its own character. -Marc Newson

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. -Lucinda Williams

We needed time off from each other after our last tour because there was a lot of personal stuff we had to take care of. Eddie needed hip replacement surgery. Al needed his back worked on. And I was going to have a baby. -Sammy Hagar

I think there is a generation gap. I personally look forward to, as our generation becomes the leaders, you are gonna see a change, and I think hopefully gay marriage will be a part of that country. -Vanessa Kerry

That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me. -Zhang Ziyi

I love Jay personally and as an artist; I think he's incredible. -Angie Martinez

The people I chose to work with me on this album are there because I have a personal relationship with them. -Angie Martinez

The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part. -Francesca Annis

I'm not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I'm a female athlete personality. -Gabrielle Reece

Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind. -Martha Beck

If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives, and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description. -Henry Cabot Lodge

For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I'm searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible. -Galen Rowell

I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails. -Galen Rowell

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up. -Shelley Berman

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to. -Lisa Guerrero

Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed. He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but his playing was suited for a different style of band. -Lou Gramm

I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. -Todd Gitlin

I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what's happening in my personal life. -Davy Jones

The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees – just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer. -Dennis Hastert

We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time. -Mark Messier

Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach. -Mark Messier

Some people are cool with the fact that their bodies bear witness to this great thing they produced, their children, and I understand that. But on a personal level, it makes me feel better that my breasts are not down to my knees when I'm undressed in front of my husband. -Patricia Heaton

I think that's so strange, because they do know that we're all actors and we perform things that have not necessarily anything to do with us personally. -Werner Klemperer

The fact that I have such a problem that people… that that has to, you know, be on people's mind, what my personal background is. To me, to be very frank with you, is a totally irrelevant thing. -Werner Klemperer

For my children, it makes sense to talk about modernizing Social Security, letting them create stronger personal accounts, letting them get a higher rate of return over the long run. -John Sununu

Oh, my God! My wife and I, boy, we got down that night. On a personal note! -Derek Luke

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned – I mean, there's not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup. -Diane Kruger

It was sort of that in-between area when people don't talk about their personal lives. That's the kind of life I think Kerry would be living now if it weren't for the Lopez character sort of outing her. -Laura Innes

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics. -Arthur Keith

In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended. -Arthur Keith

But having said all of that, that still doesn't account for a lot of the increase in popularity which stems, I think, from Lincoln's personal characteristics. -David Herbert Donald

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different, and at times, clashing personalities, Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life. -Jim Coleman

I think all photographers fit their vision to their personality. -Kim Weston

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity. -Michael C. Burgess

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality. -Phillip E. Johnson

My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected. -Robert Casey

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage – not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage. -Walter Lord

Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse. -Julius Erving

That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned. -Julius Erving

One of the commitments that I personally have now is to a diverse approach to buying businesses, and the operation of those businesses. -Julius Erving

My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history. -Martin Kippenberger

I like doing theaters. I like being up close and personal with the fans. It's really cool. -Ruben Studdard

And it's sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it's very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There's very little about the personal lives of the characters. -Laura Innes

This show has been a major revitalization of my family life and personal life. It gave my family an avenue to speak to me honestly. -Willie Aames

We are comfortable with the fact that we cannot know personally what happened in the world before we were born, yet we are uncomfortable with the notion that we will stop engaging with time at some point in the future. -John Barton

I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue. -Peter Brimelow

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation. -Aldrich Ames

The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for. -Aldrich Ames

To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that. -Aldrich Ames

I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It's a very important part of my personal discipline. -Bob Graham

We're the Tom Tom Club and our studio is the Clubhouse. It a way of making it a little more personal. -Chris Frantz

I try to find what is closest to me in the character. There's many sides to personality, but it's a matter of, do you entertain those specific areas of your personality, or are you afraid to entertain them? -Corin Nemec

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character. -Corin Nemec

I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me. -David Friedman

You must develop personal contacts if you want to be successful. -Armstrong Williams

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea – only about 300 years old in this country. -Daniel Greenberg

Surely it is time to examine into the meaning of words and the nature of things, and to arrive at simple facts, not received upon the dictum of learned authorities, but upon attentive personal observation of what is passing around us. -Frances Wright

We each have a personal myth, a vision of who we really are and what we want. Health means that part of what you want is to give to others. -George Weinberg

To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself. -Melvin Calvin

I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account. -Preston Brooks

So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while. -Robert Klein

A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention. -Bill Budge

On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or I can choose exciting and interesting parts. That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds of things I am interested in. -Bill Budge

I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge. -Dennis Rodman

When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young. -Dennis Rodman

A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness. -Elaine MacDonald

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family. -Monica Bellucci

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me. -Lionel Blue

I like Target. I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don't really have those in England yet. -Roger Andrew Taylor

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess. -Robert Morgan

Many people think I'm a television personality. I never have been! Just someone who acts it. -Graham Kennedy

I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made. -James Broughton

I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have. -Mandy Patinkin

I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life. -Mandy Patinkin

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address. -Mercy Otis Warren

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods. -Mercy Otis Warren

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about. -Michael Pollan

The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts. -Oliver Joseph Lodge

Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished. -David Dinkins

I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail. -David Wilkerson

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. -Kiana Tom

I go to the gym five days a week and I have a personal trainer. I am on a strict diet, which is kind of hard to keep up with on the road, but I stick to it as well as I can. -Lou Gramm

Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without. -Walter Pater

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed? -Robert A. Cook

I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I've never been interested in that. -Brian Eno

These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate. -Jacques Derrida

I personally believe we were put here to build and not to destroy. -Red Skelton

The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept. -Henry Bessemer

If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept. -James Collins

But in film you always watch situations or stories that you really have no relation to. A lot of times just because there's no personal connection doesn't mean you can't connect with the film or the characters in the film. -Jay Hernandez

I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture, demonstration, drill, and implementation. -Jim Evans

Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly. -Jim Evans

President Roosevelt, the author of Social Security, was the first to suggest that, in order to provide for the country's retirement needs, Social Security would need to be supplemented by personal savings accounts. -John Doolittle

I personally apologize to any person who felt anything less than respected and valued by myself. -Kevin Shelley

Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation. -Leonard Boswell

You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well. -Samuel Alexander

A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit. -Ted Lindsay

I love the music, I love the times, so to me that was exciting personally just to play something that starts in 1986 with graduating high school, we've got a great soundtrack in the pilot. -Will Estes

This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties. -William Ames

The actor has a constant problem of personal identity. -Cyril Cusack

To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task. -Cyril Cusack

An album is such a personal thing. It's something I always wanted to do. It's me doing me, singing as me. -Danny Aiello

Chris was a friend of mine, I loved him. I didn't see him for 18 months before he died, but I'd met him several times after the accident. What was remarkable was his personal growth in his interior life. -Margot Kidder

I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it. -Ziggy Marley

Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in '88. Our personalities were already established. We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating. -Brian Boitano

I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it. -Erika Slezak

Jean's whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper. -Erika Slezak

As regards personal relationships I cannot say that I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone. -Fritz Sauckel

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally. -Fritz Sauckel

So, I don't know what is going to happen when the CD comes out, how well it will sell, etc. But, from a personal point of view, it was a very worthwhile endeavor. -Geddy Lee

Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship. -Georg Simmel

Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious. -Georg Simmel

For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual. -Georg Simmel

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual. -Georg Simmel

On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself. -Georg Simmel

Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable without the most punctual integration of all activities and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule. -Georg Simmel

Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments. -Hideki Tojo

I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional, personal plan. -Jacques Delors

The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility. -Jacques Delors

A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being. -John Drinkwater

But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity. -Niklaus Wirth

The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become a target. You need to remember that if you're living for and walking with Jesus Christ, the powers of darkness are aligned against you. -Walter Martin

Who knows the minds of men and how they reason and what their methodology is? But I am not going to extrapolate from the General Conference backing out on my book and make it a personal issue. -Walter Martin

Talking Heads, for me and Chris, was a very personal thing that we shared with a lot of people. In a way, I'm glad it's over, because it allows us to move beyond the restrictions that followed. -Tina Weymouth

I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished. -Lena Horne

My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience was not completely in line with films I was doing. -Rick Moranis

What I will learn over the years will be of benefit and interest to me personally but, as far as the program is concerned, I'm the mouthpiece of the viewers as well. -Michael Aspel

A conversation goes sometimes into personal things and that's nicer. You look to each other and you have a different picture, you get into a relationship. -Maximilian Schell

Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection. -Bill Mumy

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai'i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson. -Dan Fouts

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. -Edward Hopper

A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves. -Edward Sapir

Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. -Elvis Costello

The pure air and dazzling snow belong to things beyond the reach of all personal feeling, almost beyond the reach of life. Yet such things are a part of our life, neither the least noble nor the most terrible. -Frederick Soddy

Instead of a weak and vacillating Government, a single, purposeful, energetic personality is ruling today. -Hjalmar Schacht

Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy. -Klaus Fuchs

The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic. -Michael Schenker

It's pretty clear to me that working as a director for hire agrees with me. I like it. The films that have come out of that, I personally like better than the ones that didn't. -Steven Soderbergh

Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest. -Thomas John Barnardo

Although the evidence at this trial shows that Charles Manson was the leader of the conspiracy to commit these murders, there is no evidence that he actually personally killed any of the seven victims in this case. -Vincent Bugliosi

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair. -Lawrence Welk

Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read. It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone. -John Turturro

Television is intensely personal. -Jessica Savitch

I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it. -James Lovelock

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini. -Francis Ford Coppola

I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow. -Bela Lugosi

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life. -Bela Lugosi

My different personalities leave me in peace now. -Anna Freud

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends. -Gloria Swanson

I was personally opposed to the death penalty, and yet I think I have probably asked for the death penalty more than most people in the United States. -Janet Reno

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally. -Nat King Cole

I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different… different personalities and musical tastes. -Buddy Rich

But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience: for in the many years that I have been before the public my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the strict integrity of my assistants, most of whom have been with me for years. -Harry Houdini

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England. -Karel Capek

I have always felt that a man's religion was his personal and private affair. -Leverett Saltonstall

I personally have always found the Unitarian faith a source of comfort and help in my daily life. -Leverett Saltonstall

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school. -Mary Antin

In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program. -Poul Anderson

The Nobel Prize is given as a personal award but it also honors the field of research in which I have worked and it also honors my students and colleagues. -Robert Hofstadter

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I don't really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I don't think you could do this. -Roy Lichtenstein

And I, uh, I wonder how anybody can think his personality changes with his success. I've had quite a bit of success but I feel that I'm just the same person as I always was. -Rube Goldberg

Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power. -Fernand Leger

At the time, my personal research objectives were to provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory. -James Tobin

Several studies, and a number of public statements by senior military and political personalities, testify that – except for disputes between the present nuclear states – all military conflicts, as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons. -Joseph Rotblat

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office. -Alan Ladd

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job. -Carroll O'Connor

I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting. -John Dyer

Some of the newer folks in the industry, I'm not sure they are familiar with the term acting. They don't understand what it means to play a character rather than just be a personality. -Kathleen Quinlan

Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit. -Martha Reeves

I don't know how it would play out it the long run, if I were go to series with the story, I don't know. I just miss Peter so much on a personal level, that's about what I can say. He's my buddy and I wish he were around. -Andreas Katsulas

There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. -Billy Bragg

I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy. -Greg Louganis

I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me. -Henry Villard

What I particularly liked was that, coming from California and not being involved in the New York scene, I developed my personal way, in my own way, at my own pace. -Herb Ritts

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself. -John Mayall

And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities. -Rowan Atkinson

As for ABC you can't take it personally. We had three good years. -Sela Ward

I have a strong belief in God… I find religion to be a very personal thing… I am also very spiritual. -Sela Ward

The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact – the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge. -Simon Greenleaf

But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing? -Gregory Bateson

That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance is so personal to me that, now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things, it makes me look at the same things I was writing about back in the day through a different colored lens. -Ville Valo

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time – Communism and Freedom – came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men. -Whittaker Chambers

There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse. -Charlie Sheen

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what kinds of shades should be in the character. -Dennis Farina

As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were. -Julie Christie

This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life. -Kathleen Turner

My personal life was fair game. And that's what hurt me. -Marla Maples

General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character. -Buffalo Bill

Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed. -Buffalo Bill

American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet. -Diane Wakoski

We have built our State on the freedom of personal adventure. -John Grierson

My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value. -Lance Loud

Under so much pressure and the situation that I was in, that was the personality that came across with me. -LaToya London

Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one's personality. -Victor Garber

My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established, since the masses are backing me. -Bela Kun

The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons. -Carlisle Floyd

The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter. -John Grierson

I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on. -Julie Andrews

However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world. -Kenzaburo Oe

There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards. -Norman Granz

We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them. -Nobuo Uematsu

Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible. -Talcott Parsons

The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. -Talcott Parsons

However, lifestyle intervention requires discipline with a tangible end result that is within reach. It requires personal resolve, a lifelong commitment. -Tim Holden

Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality. -Carlisle Floyd

I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets. -Diane Wakoski

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. -Franz Beckenbauer

My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good… I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx – though this undoubtedly will be suggested – but from Fichte and Hegel. -John Grierson

I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black. -Octavia E. Butler

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new. -Emanuel Celler

I am a private person and that has always been my personality. -Grete Waitz

Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world. -Harry von Zell

Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids. -Mary Cheney

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life disappeared until he was locked inside. That is a figure quite extreme. -Michael Tippett

People will always need love, romance, a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music. -Susannah McCorkle

I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others. -Billy Sunday

Personal liberty is not personal license. -Billy Sunday

And me, myself personally, in order for there to be any kind of longevity there's gotta be some history. -Edwin Starr

I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests – let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means. -Janos Kadar

Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave. -Janos Kadar

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

When I follow the finals of the European Cups, I look at all the aspects surrounding protocol, to get some ideas. I am interested in personalities, sponsors and the stands. But as soon as the whistle goes, it's all on the pitch. -Michel Patini

Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature. -Vladimir Kramnik

I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing. -Vladimir Kramnik

Only he, who penetrates into the depth of the game, can express his personality in it. -Vladimir Kramnik

I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous. -Calvin Klein

Sometimes you like the personal adventure implicit in the making of a film, and sometimes you like your part in a film, and sometimes you like the final result. -Jacqueline Bisset

My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life. -Justin Timberlake

I am not going to talk about my personal life anymore. You have to learn that lesson sometime. -Mandy Moore

The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities. -Pat Metheny

For 15 years I did two to three movies a year, sometimes four. I didn't get to spend time building my personal life. -Steve Guttenberg

This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses. -Bob Ney

It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder. -Bob Ney

In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product. -Bob Ney

Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me. -Michael Gambon

We promote domestic savings by also things like the personal accounts associated with the president's Social Security initiative, which over time would generate more savings. -John W. Snow

Keep all your personalities out of your work. Forget and forgive. -Ford Frick

It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events. -Dario Fo

I have a lot of variety within me, and the dream role, I think, is actually a compilation of parts that express different aspects of my persona and personal interests. -Ashley Judd

Everything I've done has been personally fun, important, and meaningful to me. -Ashley Judd

I'm a secretive bastard. I would never let anybody watch me painting… it would be like somebody watching you have sex – painting is that personal to me. -Andrew Wyeth

You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

For the sound we produce, everybody is equally important. Each of us has a very different personality and that is what keeps Bush alive. -Gavin Rossdale

I tell the person I won't take a picture or sign the autograph, but I will shake their hand. That kind of personal touch is all they're really seeking. -Chevy Chase

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. -Chevy Chase

People want performers, personality and drama, and you got that in the . -Kim Wilde

You can't have personal investors anymore because it's too expensive, so you have to have corporate investment or a lot of rich people. -Stephen Sondheim

My personal life and my artistic life do not interfere with each other. -Stephen Sondheim

I enjoyed showing a bit more leg in the last few stories. It was good fun, but it can be quite sexist. But it doesn't worry me personally all that much. -Sarah Sutton

That my business success is equal to my personal life. -Merv Griffin

Thresholds of pain, indignity and incapacity are entirely personal. -Polly Toynbee

My web site is so fresh. The paint is still wet, but stay tuned, because I have lots of personal things, specifically about what is happening day-to-day, that I will keep updating daily. -David Hasselhoff

So after the Lewinsky scandal, everything changed, and we moved from using the Bible to address the moral issues of our time, which were social, to moral issues of our time that were very personal. I have continued that relationship up until the present. -Tony Campolo

But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I'm equally proud just being part of a women's division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here. -Trish Stratus

And I have the support of the writers: I have a great relationship with the creative team, and they have a good hold of my character and my personality, and they come up with some great stuff, and I'm forever trying to change it up, keep it fresh. -Trish Stratus

I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities. -Leslie Caron

Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement. -Joan Blades

It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract. -Bob Edwards

But when you see personal artifacts relating to – by genealogy at least – a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before. -Bob Edwards

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist. -Hans Hofmann

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

In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty. -Claudio Hummes

I brought my personality and sense of wonder and I think they wrote as much of my personality as they could. I do not go around kicking butt and saving the universe all the time but they tried to capture me as best as they could in the character. -Gil Gerard

I work from a personal place, and the work has personal meaning for me. -Jim Hodges

I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences. -Jim Hodges

I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me. -Garry Trudeau

But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine. -Laura Bush

It was an exciting time for me personally because the number of times I've been to the playoffs, that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring. That was special, that's for sure. -Roger Clemens

I can only write about personal stuff, about my point of view. -Henry Rollins

The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous. -Brooke Shields

I am an addictive personality. -Trisha Goddard

I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I'm too classy to bring that up. -Todd Barry

I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere. -Morley Safer

Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy. -Vanessa Carlton

People do want to know the personal things. How far is too far to go with personal lives? -Mary Hart

Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases. -Rick Renzi

Social Security Number Cards by themselves were never intended to be personal identity documents because they cannot confirm that a person presenting a card is actually the person whose name appears on the card. -Ron Lewis

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop. -Jurgen Klinsmann

Though Congress continues to explore possible solutions to ensure social security solvency, everyone must take personal responsibility to prepare their own retirement savings accordingly. -Ron Lewis

The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities and real distinct identities, and I don't find most of the groups that are coming out now really do. -Lester Bangs

According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for. -Allen Tate

I can't pick out one single book that had such a profound personal impact. -Louise Brown

I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter. When they have a personal stamp to them, then I think it becomes identifiable. -Leonard Nimoy

For me it's all about personal vision; is there something about a subject that uniquely speaks to me. -Leonard Nimoy

Also, for a team as strong as like ours, the Tour will always remain the biggest goal of the whole year, and personally I will certainly concentrate most of my energy on this race. -Laurent Jalabert

One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality. -Kenneth Branagh

You know, you've got serious pieces, you've got light pieces, you've got cooking segments, you've got health-related topics, so it's not as if they've had a unique personality from the get-go. -Katie Couric

I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can't tell you how grateful I am. -Katie Couric

At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience. -Katie Couric

As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. -Drew Carey

Just like Tim Robbins is very political – and obviously, Arnold Schwarzenegger must be – I want to be able to have this public personality that's considered authoritative. -Christy Romano

It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on. -Bob Geldof

But there's still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression. -Bill Sienkiewicz

I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward. -Anne Tyler

I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong. -Adam Jones

Up until 1995, I still had a day job that I hated. I was still personally involved in things in the 90s. -Ted Rall

You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities. -Steve Case

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them. -Steve Case

I have this terrible dark side to my personality, which playing tennis keeps at bay. -Monica Seles

If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded. -Millicent Fawcett

Everybody that's living in this earth is living in a situation. It's not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes. -Mike Epps

And if we make the process political, if we start to make it personal, we're actually going to frustrate good public policy, in terms of managing this money. -Michael Chertoff

But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility. -Melissa Bean

More personal films, you could make them, but your budgets would be cut down. -Martin Scorsese

I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony. -Mark Strand

I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet's personality. -Mark Strand

Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it. -Lukas Foss

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information. -Luis Gutierrez

So if one, or two, or a handful of guys sells drugs for their own personal gain and profit who just so happens to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, we want that same consideration. -Chuck Zito

Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society. -Brian Behlendorf

I've always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never. -Catherine Deneuve

When I first met my agent, I said, If something comes up and it fits my age range and personality, I would like you to send me up for it, even if it specifies blonde or brunette. -Tia Carrere

I wrote lyrics that were intensely personal to me a few years ago. Maybe people know me better now. -Kylie Minogue

I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash. -Brendan Fraser

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom. -Maya Lin

I like business and personal life to be distinct. -Carter Burwell

I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark. -Carter Burwell

And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons. -Tony Greig

Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs. -Stephen Malkmus

And I'm not a personality; otherwise I'd be coming out with an album, performing on MTV. All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow. I just have no need. -Shia LaBeouf

No one who knows my personal situation would think I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces. -Kit Bond

If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York, to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris. -Keren Ann

Now on a personal level with things like the California Tax Commission… I really think if people started banding together and saying no to this it could snowball and that could really help. -Joe Eszterhas

With our national savings rate well below one-percent, it is imperative that the government embrace innovative and cost-effective means of boosting personal savings. -Jim Cooper

We built that into a wholesale business that became, really, one of the largest companies in the United States. We had success in building new markets, opening markets for competition, and that takes a personal toll. -Jeffrey Skilling

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