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We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable. John Updike
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples. Walter Lippmann
The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill
All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. Kenneth Clark
Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great? Sam Ervin
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. Gore Vidal
The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow. Marian Anderson
In recording, you're trying to make something work sonically - getting the right inflection on the right guitar sound - and maybe a part that would be musically great doesn't sound as cool. On paper, though, it's all stripped back. The musical idea is the one that wins. Beck
It may seem unfashionable to say so, but historians should seize the imagination as well as the intellect. History is, in a sense, a story, a narrative of adventure and of vision, of character and of incident. It is also a portrait of the great general drama of the human spirit. Peter Ackroyd
I chose the Xperia based on its functions. Apart from using the phone to communicate, I also use it to take pictures. The image quality with this cell phone is great. Okky Madasari
I wish to thank the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences very sincerely for the great honour they have done me. It is an honour so great that even yet it is difficult for me to believe that it is true. Ernest Walton
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress. William Law
I only like doing live telly. It's great because you go in and do it and then go home. No edit, no retakes. Paul O'Grady
I think I probably think about myself as an actor, which is the way most people do. I think I'm good, I don't think I'm great. I think I would hire somebody else to play me in the movie about me. Ashton Kutcher
The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance. Hu Shih
I've always challenged myself and the people who work with me to take new approaches to traditional business challenges, to push the envelope and constantly ask whether our sacred cows are still producing great milk. Irene Rosenfeld
Nah, I've always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They've been very close to me and we have a great relationship. Lionel Messi
If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph. Janet Malcolm
I was a novelist first. But in the mid-'80s, I did work in television for ten years. And yes, that was frequently the reaction to my scripts. People would say, 'You know, George, this is great. We love it, a terrific script, but it would cost five times our budget to shoot this.' George R. R. Martin
I'm a very great non-violent character. I would never resort to violence to change anything. Bob Brown
All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen. Sidney Lumet
Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America is capable of great things and its people could and would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation. William L. Jenkins
I think what travelling has done for me and for many generations of my family - my grandmother was a great example - it's really highlighted for me how similar we all are and how many values we all share as people on this planet. Leila Janah
Our Great Lakes, harbors, ports, and rivers provide not only vital resources for us to live, but an entire maritime way of life for so many people. The least we can do is protect it, and the way of life it provides for so many. Candice S. Miller
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. W. Clement Stone
I've spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world's religions, and I've done my homework. I've gone to each of the world's eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I've apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith. Huston Smith
If you want to write the next great novel, but you think, No, this won't work because no one will buy it or it won't be any good, then you talk yourself out of taking a risk. John Tesh
Do I think it's great that we have a celebrity system where some people matter and some people don't? No. But do I think we'll always create icons and legends? Yeah, I probably do. Eve Ensler
The thing I've come to learn is that what's great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you're making them. Guy Pearce
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. Warren Bennis
In 1965, when great young white artists in the English-speaking world were successfully re-channeling hillbilly and black music - you know Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, Keith Richards - they didn't get any money at first. They were all broke. Iggy Pop
The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors. Lee Scott
It is not well to make great changes in old age. Charles Spurgeon
American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is. Desi Arnaz
I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives. Katherine Dunham
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Never leave home without a great gloss: Dior Addict Perfecto is one of my faves. Amber Le Bon
Cable is a dynamic and highly innovative industry, providing cutting edge services and content that Americans love. The broadband platform the industry has deployed is a critical part of the infrastructure needed to realize our national ambition to be a great nation in the Information Age. Michael K. Powell
When I did 'Ugly Betty' it was very similar to working on 'Mad Men' - great group of people in their own little world. But I don't really see a lot of difference. Of course, on the cable shows, you can tackle subjects and be more specific, because networks have to appeal to the masses, but that's constantly changing and evolving. Bryan Batt
I went down to the sewers in London and looked at a campaigning group in London called RATS, Rowers Against Thames Sewage, and I went to Sewage School and hung out with kids learning to make sewage soup and how to clean sewage. And it was great - really good fun. Rose George
I'm from a council estate myself, and the biggest release we had as kids was football. That's where all the great players learn their trade - as kids having a kickabout. Colin Cooper
There's gonna be a lot of great songs, but there ain't going to be another 'Trap Queen.' Fetty Wap
The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color. Reggie Jackson
'Top Chef' is always entertaining - it's hard to stop watching, like a good hockey fight, but no one gets hurt. It's great that the format is so inherently dramatic and can make cooking so entertaining to people who might not ordinarily be interested in a cooking show. Good for the industry all round. Wylie Dufresne
Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. Jack Layton
One of my great all-time loves in cinema, and I've seen it three times, is Bondarchuk's 'War and Peace.' Not a lot of people may have seen that film. It was made during the Soviet era. Baz Luhrmann
None of the great discoveries was made by a 'specialist' or a 'researcher'. Martin H. Fischer
My mother was a woman who was very frustrated. She had a great deal of ability, and all this energy went into me and my brother. Doris Lessing
The great drama of Russian history has been between its state and society. Put simply, Russia has always had too much state and not enough society. Fareed Zakaria
To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner. Holly Near
There is no excuse for this administration shielding information about Iraq and the fact that we have great difficulties there from the American people. Jay Inslee
I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good. Pierce Brosnan
I don't go to Mass every day. But I go to church every day. Just sitting there, thinking - it's a great way to start the morning, you know? You feel so good coming out, and your approach to everything is suddenly really clear. Mark Wahlberg
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things. Luciano Pavarotti
Anyone who votes for McGowan is 100 percent right. He was a great umpire. He belongs in the Hall of Fame. Al Barlick
I played a little bit of 'City of Heroes' - they have a really great character generation system. I was pretty impressed with that. I played 'World of Warcraft' with my kids. That's a lot of fun. Jim Lee
Our goal has been to stay true to what people most love about the original Pirates! while upgrading, enhancing, and in some cases, re-inventing the game to make it a great experience for today's gamers. Sid Meier
When you ask someone a question and they're slow to respond, don't feel pressure to move the conversation forward. Remaining silent plays to your advantage. Moments of silence make people feel as though they should speak, especially when the ball is in their court. This is a great tool to use in negotiations and other difficult conversations. Travis Bradberry
I don't look at it as writing a book in a videogame universe. I look at it as writing for 'Halo', which for me, transcends being just a great video game. It's evolving into a whole new mythology. Eric Nylund
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert Kennedy
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam. Lyndon B. Johnson
I don't know, I think that if I had any regrets, that would cancel out the great people that I have in my life. All the tough stuff that I've gone through that I don't wish on no one else has brought a beautiful community to me. Lemon Andersen
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors... What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you'd come to closed door number eight and you'd think, 'Great, I got another one out of the way'... Keep moving forward. Joel Osteen
There are a lot of good things about string theory, and it's great that some people want to work on it. Antony Garrett Lisi
That big hit 'Get Lucky' is a disco song - not only the melody and the whole concept, but we had one of the great disco guys and one of the best guitarists ever, Nile Rodgers, to play on it. So that's great disco, but a modern disco, because it has great vocoders and synthesizers. Giorgio Moroder
Gradually it occurred to me that we spend a great deal of life asleep and that dreams are little narratives, little stories. I thought, 'Who's choreographing this stuff?' Sue Monk Kidd
Julius Peppers is probably 6'7 and 300 pounds. The great players spend all year round training for 16 games. It isn't fun being on the receiving end. Matthew Stafford
I believe in breakfast. It's the one meal that my kids usually eat without a fuss, so that's huge. As for myself, I can't function without it, and I see it as a great way to get some healthy greens in, some coffee, and on a good day, maybe even some news of the world via the newspaper. Samantha Bee
In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate. Elon Musk
Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it. Annie Lennox
One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. Barack Obama
When a man gets cheated on, I'm like, 'Meh, he'll find somebody else.' When a woman gets cheated on, that's a deep wound. I think when a man is widowed, like Liam Neeson, I think that has more of an effect - you had a great love and the universe took her. Patti Stanger
Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry. Eugenio Montale
I grew up listening to AM radio in the '70s and hearing all of that great soul and rhythm and blues music, which definitely influenced the way I sing. But singing gospel has made me a much more humble person. There are so many people who were geniuses who only a few people knew about when they were alive. Patty Griffin
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. Blaise Pascal
I've toured the world with David Foster and all kinds of different people. It's been a great ride, and I don't think it's about to stop any time soon. Ruben Studdard
Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great. Carlo Goldoni
'Social engineering,' the fancy term for tricking you into giving away your digital secrets, is at least as great a threat as spooky technology. Barton Gellman
Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music. Will Champion
'Silver Spoons' was great memories - absolutely the best. Ricky Schroder
Most of the people don't know that one of the great qualities of caffeine is it allows you to absorb nutrients, and it does it quickly, and so when it does it quickly, you focus, and when you focus, you think you have energy. Manoj Bhargava
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat. Sam Snead
We Greeks want change. We know there are problems in our system. We have great potential but we need to manage our country well. Now that hasn't been done over the last decades. And that is, of course, what we are paying for. George Papandreou
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful. Dieter Rams
I have no doubt that 'On the Road' is a Great American Novel. But I'm also certain my students will do fine without it. Tony D'Souza
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin. Desiderius Erasmus
I'm kind of a failure. I mean, I'll be honest. I'm successful in that I'm getting to work on great stuff, but I think I'm a failure in all the personal stuff that is most important to me. Paul Feig
I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister. Eric Dickerson
Of course, I should have done what doctors said and walked for miles every day and not eaten great amounts of butter. But then, life is life, and if we all did what they said we should do, it would be a different world. Maeve Binchy
Ronald Reagan felt very great regret about the deficits to which he contributed on his watch. Eugene Jarecki
On the surface, 'Book of Mormon' is extremely irreverent, but underneath, there's a great sweetness and a very positive message. Stephen Schwartz
If I were put into a college lecture hall right now and told to pay attention for 45 minutes, it would be physically impossible for me to do. I'm one of those people who believe that ADD is a gift. It's tough to manage, but if you can harness it you can do great things. Jeff Kinney
The health-care sector certainly employs more people and more machines than it did. But there have been no great strides in service. In Western Europe, most primary-care practices now use electronic health records and offer after-hours care; in the United States, most don't. Atul Gawande
I feel it's my responsibility to turn people on to great music. Randy Jackson
I don't sit around and wait for great parts. I'm an actress, and I love being one, and I'll probably be doing it till I'm 72, standing around the back lot doing 'Gunsmoke.' Suzanne Pleshette
I try to do everything from the viewpoint of what's best for my kids. I have three kids and two great dads and it's not always easy, but you have to try to be a little selfless and we manage just fine. Kimora Lee Simmons
Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision. Madeleine Stowe
In the 'Buffy' room, it was never about a plot twist, ever. It was always about, 'Tell the story, tell the characters, complicate their lives, make things get worse,' but we never worked backwards from the plot, and it was always a great lesson. Drew Goddard
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows. Compay Segundo
It's great to have girlfriends who are in the industry, that you know have your back. Martha Hunt
One sign of a great actor is when he can be alone by himself on the screen, doing almost nothing, and producing one of a film's defining moments. Roger Ebert
Doing ventures is great - I'm talking economics now - if you've got a rising market. It's wonderful. If I hadn't got HKT, I would have been just as happy. Because there's a price for everything. And to overpay for something is awful. Richard Li
Let all Americans sit down and read this great document. Since the Constitution's ratification, it has been the framework for our great nation. Bob Latta
It's great to be queen! Helen Mirren
It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg. Donal Henahan
Why should a great and powerful nation like the United States allow its relationship with more than a billion Muslims around the world to be defined by the narrow hatred and nihilistic actions of an exceptionally small minority of Muslims? John O. Brennan
We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn't confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership. Artur Davis
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today. Penelope Keith
I have picked the very, very best deputy that I could. David Parker is a fantastic guy. He's a person who I trust absolutely. He's got a wonderful sense for policy. He will be great on organisation, and I know that I could not have a better deputy. David Cunliffe
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. Willie Nelson
One of the most treasured books that I own is Donald Allen's 'The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.' It was a totem of great importance and potency to my group of writer friends in college from 1960 to 1964. Peter Coyote
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round. Buffalo Bill
I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried. Tom T. Hall
What's great about musicals is their energy and go-for-brokeness - stopping the story to sing and dance. How can you not love that? Damien Chazelle
This weird thing that musicians have... it's got something to do with approval, and not feeling good enough, and therefore going out and being great somehow makes your life valid. Glen Hansard
Sometimes when you are a great mom, you're not so great at your job. And then when you're good at your job, you're not so great of a mom or a good wife. It's a dance that never stops. But it's beautiful. Gisele Bundchen
At the ballet classes I took when I first came to New York, I would see great dancers like Cynthia Gregory and Lupe Serrano. I would look at them and study what they could do, and what I couldn't do. And then I'd think maybe they should try what I could do. Twyla Tharp
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. George Bernard Shaw
Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That's the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry. Earl Campbell
Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature. Our religion should not be a shield behind which we hide from the world but a driving force that inspires us to innovate and contribute to our surroundings. This is the true spirit of Islam. Basmah bint Saud
Then I contacted Ken, then he called me back, then we had a great meeting. Then he called and asked if I would come back to the show. Which was awesome. Austin Peck
The great conservative insight is that order is really hard to achieve. It's really precious, and it's really easy to lose. Jonathan Haidt
It's sort of like, our bodies are designed to keep moving, and when we don't move it, we're not going to feel great. Gabrielle Reece
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. Robert Benchley
When 'Blue Collar TV' was on the 'WB,' we were their second-highest rated show, but they didn't know what to do with us. They had 'Reba,' which was number one, and we were number two, and they didn't want to be known as the hayseed network, so they kind of dropped us, even though we were pulling great numbers. Bill Engvall
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. Queen Victoria
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created. Billy Joel
As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction, and I've forgotten most of what I did read. Mark Haddon
I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be. Tom Baker
It didn't matter that Charlie Chaplin may not have been a great director or a great anything else. He made great movies. Jon Landau
Broadway is another monster. I've been touring since I was 12 years old and I love being on the road - one day you're here, next day it's snowing, and the next you are in a desert and it's 110 degrees. So I guess I'm kind of used to the madness physically that you go to when you are an entertainer. But it's been great. Ricky Martin
One of the immutable patterns of history is the rise and fall of great powers. Those that survive are the ones that adapt as the world changes. Stephen Kinzer
A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air. Mike Lowry
I always look for... hopefully look for a challenge. And you're always looking for the next summit to hit. Even if it's a personal one. It needn't be some great sense of monumental... It just has to be important to you and big enough and special enough and individual enough that you get up for it. And that can be anything. Joe Carnahan
I've always loved watches my whole life. When I was growing up, I always thought of having a great watch as that next step - of making it, of a rite of passage. James Marsden
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. Enid Nemy
Sometimes a great director will do a bad job and an okay director will do a great job. You never know. Ronald Meyer
I think Beyonce always looks great. Lily James
Under Malcolm Fraser's Liberal governments in the 1970s, large numbers of refugees fleeing Vietnam in wretched boats were taken in without any great fuss. Richard Flanagan
Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I do sometimes watch 'Dr. Who' and while the stories barely make sense, if at all, the doctor is such great company I don't care. John Shirley
There are a lot of people building small ideas now. There's an idealization of being an entrepreneur, but the most important thing is to have a really great idea. Dustin Moskovitz
I would love Kate Middleton to be in 'Glee.' Wouldn't that be fantastic? That would be great. Lea Michele
I'm personally attracted to great writing - that's what turns me on the most. Michael Mando
There's been a fragmentation of how the market functions, but I believe printed books are here to stay. People like the tactile experience, the smell of them; there's a great romance to them. Jonathan Galassi
I'm nearly always at home at the weekends; that's important for every working woman today, not just me. I don't encourage people to come in at the weekend and work; I encourage people to go home and create great families. Angela Ahrendts
I really like Gwyneth Paltrow a lot, as far as her career, because I think she's done a lot of small movies but she's also done great, big movies, and she's a really great actress. Emma Roberts
I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy. Chris Wallace
One of my fears would be getting torn apart by a great white shark. I love the ocean, but I always have this deep fear of getting torn apart by a great whitey. Theo James
I absolutely love Oprah Winfrey. What a great woman and a great businesswoman. She seems to really campaign for an expansion of global consciousness. I think she's phenomenal. Gwendoline Christie
The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape. Jim Barksdale
In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it. Roger Staubach
When you put a great amount of energy and hope in a big project, you can be destroyed if you don't do it. Alejandro Jodorowsky
I'm happy to tell you that having been through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, breast cancer is officially behind me. I feel absolutely great and I am raring to go. Carly Fiorina
It would be really great if someone would invent a new Internet with the specific purpose of not making money off of it, but making it what it originally was, a free marketplace of ideas, and there are still aspects of the Internet that are that. Wikipedia, essentially, is still the bastion of the original ideals of the Internet. Todd Rundgren
What makes America great was a government that was founded to be limited to doing one thing. I really believe the whole purpose of America, the aspirational value - why everybody who wants to come to this country wants to come here - was because we respected the dignity of every living person. Rick Santorum
Growing up as a child actress, there was much I got to do and yet so much that I missed out on. Therefore, when I had kids, I made it a point to make sure that they could do anything and everything that they dreamed of. A great education was definitely right at top of my list! Kim Richards
What is enthusiasm but a passionate belief in what seems to be a high and holy aim - an unselfish devotion to some noble cause - a consecration of heart and mind and soul to the attainment of a great object? Orison Swett Marden
My father's family hails from Banaras. My grandfather taught mathematics at Banaras Hindu University. Banaras is also dedicated to Lord Shiva, home to one of the great jyotirlings, the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Amish Tripathi
Skillshare is a terrific online learning community for creative people. It teaches you new skills through well-made videos with great production values. I've been using Skillshare to teach myself Adobe After Effects. All the videos feature people who are professionals in their field. I love this site. Mark Frauenfelder
Although simulators are great for building step-by-step knowledge of a procedure, the worst thing that can happen in a sim is that you get a bad grade on your performance. Chris Hadfield
I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with. Armand Assante
When I left Bradford and got a phone call from Dave Parnaby asking 'did I want to come back in?', I was delighted to accept. The whole buzz at the club at the moment is great for someone like me who is still learning and wanting to hopefully go into management in my own right at some point. Colin Cooper
I love New York, and I'm drawn to a certain intensity of life, but I've just never felt like I want to escape from the Midwest. A writer lives a great deal in his own head, and so one intuitively finds places where your head is more clear. New York for me is one of those places. Garrison Keillor
I have huge respect for Preet Bharara, a great U.S. Attorney by any measure. But even great men can make mistakes. Jed S. Rakoff
There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I'm sitting here and doing great. Matthew Perry
I've had to gain weight for roles and ugly myself up for roles. So yeah, I'm game. I'm game for that kind of thing. I'm certainly not too vain in that respect. If it's a great role, I'm willing to do whatever it is that it takes. Jewel Staite
I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town. Ewan McGregor
The power to investigate is a great public trust. Emanuel Celler
For years I used to try to straighten my hair, but I've reached a stage where I think, 'I've got red curly hair, and it's actually really great.' Bonnie Langford
And it was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble. Jason Statham
God has been my number one inspiration. I also look up to Will Smith and Jamie Fox who are also personal friends of mine. They give me great career advice. I would also include Chris Stokes, as a filmmaker and music producer. I've been working with him since I was eight. Marques Houston
The great classics that, as a professional you don't get to do, you do as a student, when you don't know any better. Marion Ross
Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached. C. L. R. James
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments. Christopher Hitchens
I think what's so great about 'Arrow' is that they really ground everything in reality. Seth Gabel
I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know. Brendan Fraser
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet. Hedy Lamarr
Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later. Sammy Hagar
I've run the marathon several times, so I definitely don't look like the Great Ancestor! George Takei
It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession. Leon Askin
The idea that Area 51 was this test facility working to move science and technology faster and further than any other nation is true and is one of the great hallmarks of Area 51. There are other areas of the base that are controversial - but they both exist simultaneously - out there in the desert. Annie Jacobsen
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. William Butler Yeats
I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works, great. If it doesn't, no problem. Kevin James
Braising eggs in a flavoursome, aromatic sauce is all the rage. It is warming and comforting, ideal for the morning when you are not normally up for a great culinary challenge. Yotam Ottolenghi
For me, it's my great honour that many people use blue LEDs or LED lightings now. So, we can contribute to the energy savings for the humans, so I'm very, very happy to contribute to the energy saving issues. Hiroshi Amano
I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison. Erykah Badu
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. George Jean Nathan
The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion's roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance. Nhat Hanh
I had a really great experience so far with film acting. And most experiences from most actors, I've heard, are not like this. But I want a career that has many disciplines and many options. Thomas Horn
I have a great family by the way, but you need to find people who can pull something out from you that might be otherwise unseen. Kristen Stewart
There's a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there. Michael Richards
Eating a lot is an occupational hazard but it's a pretty great problem to have. I spend a lot of time eating sweets on TV - cake, cupcakes, donuts, and pudding. It's a dream job, but at the same time there will be days where I wake up knowing I will eat 15 desserts! Gail Simmons
A revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that's how I'm defining it - great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means. Aung San Suu Kyi
All you ever really want is a great character and great writing. As an actor, that's the juiciest sandwich you could ever ask for. Jill Scott
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. Nelson Mandela
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins. Friedrich Nietzsche
Watching movies in the U.S. is great fun because they get every joke, they smile, they laugh so much; it's a great feeling. Jet Li
'Raising Arizona' is maybe my favorite comedy of all time. What's great about it is that as slapstick as it gets, it has great moments of emotion and caring. Them bringing the baby back and Trey Wilson's character. I love that, man. Joe Carnahan
As theater artists, it's a great luxury to have time. Jonathan Freeman
The great times are when you put a game on location and see others play it for the first time. After all, we are really kind of an entertainer. You perform for the joy of the audience. Eugene Jarvis
Sitcoms are like summer stock. You put it up in three days, and then you do it in front of an audience, so it's a really great transition from theatre into camera work. Susan Egan
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check. Baltasar Gracian
I call it predicament humor. You don't do anything that cuts the star off at the knees or worse. You make him intelligent; you give him great ideas and great things to do. Glen A. Larson
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? Henry David Thoreau
I enjoy collaborating with creative people and trying to get the best image possible to convey a feeling or story. Plus, I get flown all over the world to exotic places. How can you lose interest in that? It's a great lifestyle. I can take vacations whenever I want, and no two shoots are ever the same. Alyssa Sutherland
I think the great thing about social media is it gives people access to you on a totally personal level that they didn't have before, so it's really important, and it's a great way to get people involved and excited about what you're doing. Ashley Wagner
It's real simple - we all have nightmares, and the idea you can be in real jeopardy in them is a great gimmick. It's universal. Robert Englund
I was from North Carolina, so as a youngster all of my mind games about golf were always, 'If I make this I win The Masters, if I hole this par putt I win The Masters.' So it was a great thrill to play there. Raymond Floyd
If we don't have a vigorous questioning, aggressive journalistic community and mythology, democracy itself is in great jeopardy. Milton Glaser
I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis. Andre Leon Talley
I've followed the lives of great musicians and have learned that you don't have to always write in pain. You have all of your past experiences, feelings, and thoughts that you can turn on when you need them and turn off when you don't. Kaki King
Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience. Kevin Rudd
Really great entrepreneurs have this very special mix of unstoppable optimism and scathing paranoia. Astro Teller
I guess once you've been acting for a long time, you glean the great bits of good directors and the bad bits from other directors, and you know the way that you would like to be directed. Luke Evans
The Tracy Morgan you see is the Tracy Morgan in real life. He's a great guy but... man, is he a nut. Kurt Fuller
I got my first job when I moved to Los Angeles. I worked at a coffee shop for five years and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. It was a bunch of actors covering shifts for each other and becoming great friends. Katie Leclerc
LaRon Landry, a safety, is in incredible physical condition - really impressive. Also Anthony Castonzo, the left tackle - I'm very impressed with him. He really sets a great example for how to stay in shape - not only during the off-season but throughout the season, which can be a struggle because of the rhythm of the way things work. Andrew Luck
I have a lot of great friends in football. The game was great to me. And I've been able to do other things in television and enjoy that, meeting those people. Bill Parcells
What's great about 'The Daily Show' is I can use satire and push the envelope. I couldn't do that anywhere else. Even if I was a journalist. Aasif Mandvi
I love to be in the ballpark. I love to just go in and enjoy a great baseball game, a great pitchers' duel. Magic Johnson
Anytime anybody impersonates you, it's a great compliment. Robert Wagner
I love the DJ scene out in the clubs. It is a great way to party and make people happy, the atmosphere is one that I use as an escape from reality. Danny Masterson
When we were studying at the Royal Antwerp Academy, we were taught to seek inspiration from everyone, everything and everywhere. My parents and grandparents were also a great inspiration for me a very young age. Dries van Noten
It was extraordinary 'cause I was 17 years old when I first danced with Edward Villella. And we were both young. But I had seen him dance, and he was already a star. So he was just so gentle and wonderful and kind, and we had a great rapport together. He was one of the most exciting dancers of our day. Patricia McBride
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy. Mary Pickford
Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams. Thomas Menino
The true genius of a great manager is his or her ability to individualize. A great manager is one who understands how to trip each person's trigger. Marcus Buckingham
Almost always, great new ideas don't emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before. Clayton M. Christensen
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. Queen Elizabeth II
I try never to focus on the radio, just find great songs, find emotion and just write the best songs you can. I think when you get fixated on trying to do something too accurate, it becomes more washed out and less what you intended it to be. So I think each time the challenge for me is to try and reinvent a little bit. Gary Allan
My Italian granny and my mother made great spaghetti, but it wasn't a kind of southern Italian, Godfather-esque kind of thing - it was a wonderful, big mixing pot of all kinds of people - when you came home from school and your mum wasn't in, there were lots of people you could go to. Peter Capaldi
I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it's much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress. Betsey Johnson
It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog. Joseph Conrad
One of the great joys of being a slip fielder who takes a catch is you are able to contribute to the bowler's success. Yes, you are putting yourself in the firing line if you stuff it up, but you must want to be in that position to make a difference, and recognise sometimes that you might make mistakes. There are no easy catches in the slips. Rahul Dravid
I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections. Paul Nurse
What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball. Bill Shankly
Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps. Ellen Pompeo
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do. Rudy Giuliani
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone. Paul Valery
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. Francis Bacon
You never had the opportunity to play with some of the great ballplayers, but being that close around them, and being in the same category, was a great feeling, to feel that vibe of all the best players who played the game. Rickey Henderson
I think every woman has this point in her life where she's like, 'I have a great job, great outfits and great friends, but something's missing.' Tracy McMillan
Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past. Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts. Joseph Haydn
We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers. Richard Dean Anderson
'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day. Christiane Amanpour
I mean, if you're being directed very precisely by somebody who has admiration and who's really smart, it's great. If you're being told what to do by a nincompoop - and luckily that hasn't happened very often - it can be very frustrating. Kristin Scott Thomas
She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence. Sri Aurobindo
Oh, I've become immune to the Booker. I think we need something a little more like the Pulitzer prize, where there isn't this great race. Ian Mcewan
The seminal elements of what makes a story great - challenge, struggle, resolution - are the same whether we're talking about story content for a movie such as 'Rain Man,' or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise. Peter Guber
I'd never buy something, even if it's a great brand, that is a competitor to something I already own; that's insane. Francois-Henri Pinault
Margot Livesey, my dear friend, reads all the drafts of what I write, and I read hers. We have an intense working relationship. I've been really lucky to know her. She's a great reader and teacher as well as an astonishingly good writer. Andrea Barrett
I didn't generate my success by being a prognosticator. I developed my reputation building our businesses by building great businesses and making them more efficient. Michael Lee-Chin
Growing up sucks, doesn't it? I understand why people wouldn't want to get old - but it'd be one thing if we became a culture obsessed with eating right, doing yoga, going to therapy and becoming at one with ourselves. That be great. But we don't do that. We seem to be obsessed with all the wrong ways to stay young. Jason Reitman
I think the value in books like mine, and a great number by other talented writers, is in the ability to bring dark subjects into the open where they are not so dark, where they can be talked about and considered by teens and adults alike. Chris Crutcher
If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh. Lord Acton
When you are doing a show, it can get really dull. You are sitting so long while they set up the lights, then you say a couple of lines, then they tear down the lights again. At least stunts are something that uses your physical energy a great deal. Yvonne Craig
When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ, you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation. Thomas Ken
The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn't really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn't hear it. Rick Derringer
Especially in the world of fantasy and superheroes, it's great to have role models that aren't in skimpy little outfits, in impossible poses. That's so important for young women. Kelley Armstrong
I don't want to be one of those 'hour' guys who is all bitter about reality TV. It's as viable as any other genre - when it's great, it's great. However! Reality does a certain thing. It burns quickly, brightly, and then it burns out. You can't repeat them. Tim Minear
I've always wanted to be a mom. I had a great relationship with mine. I'm ready to pass on to my child all the great love that my mom had for me. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Vanity is great motivation, to be fair. Matthew McConaughey
I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows. Guy Laliberte
I know there's been a lot that's been said about animated voice work, as though it's 'you can do this in your jeans and there's no camera and no pressure there. It's no big deal. It's easy.' The truth is, it's really a great test: how deep is your ability is to access your imagination? Nicolas Cage
I did two films that have a great following. One is 'Caddyshack,' one is 'Tron.' To tell you the truth, most people don't know that it's me in both films. Cindy Morgan
Really, I just love doing comedy. Any form it takes is great, as long as I can keep doing it, you know? If I can do my show and 'The League' while also getting to do other bits, that's awesome. Nick Kroll
In swimming, especially training out in the ocean and open water, you got fogged-over goggles, you're stuck with your own thoughts - there's great benefits to that, deep thinking like that after many hours, but there's also tremendous loneliness. You burn out. You want to run, jump, ski, do anything. So at age 30, I was finished. Diana Nyad
Every chef I know, their cholesterol is through the roof. And mine's not so great. Anthony Bourdain
I feel great, very healthy and alive and really happy that I can remember yesterday and I can remember the day before. Nicole Richie
No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. Marcus Tullius Cicero
To make great movies, there is an element of risk. You have to say, 'Well, I am going to make this film, and it is not really a sure thing.' Francis Ford Coppola
Sweden is a great country. What is not so great is that we have a society that, in a way, says it's great if you don't look right, if you don't look left, if you just look straight forward. Michael Nyqvist
Having people I love around me - friends and family - is great, but I don't necessarily need a relationship. Olga Kurylenko
To be sure, Kennedy did not discount the importance of words in rallying the nation to meet its foreign and domestic challenges. Winston Churchill's powerful exhortations during World War II set a standard he had long admired. Kennedy was hardly unmindful of how important a great inaugural address could be. Robert Dallek
The main three components are the blues, improvisation - which is some kind of element that people are trying to make it up - and swing, which means even though they're making up music, they're trying to make it up together. It feels great, like you're having a great conversation with somebody. Wynton Marsalis
Back on September 11, terrorists attacked our metropolitan cores, two of America's great cities. They did that because they knew that was where they could do the most damage and weaken us the most. Martin O'Malley
My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties. Albert Brooks
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation. Umberto Eco
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Ingmar Bergman had a great sense of humor, and he had a very special, characteristic laugh that you always recognized - if he went to watch a theater show, 'Ah! He is here tonight.' Max von Sydow
I once had a long relationship with a lady, and wherever I went in the world, if I saw something she would look great in, a gown or gloves or a ring, I always knew what color she liked most. I knew her size, what material she appreciated most, and I spent the whole time buying gifts for her. And I loved her very much. Raymond Burr
When I was younger, all I wanted to do was be a singer, and then I got into a great acting class in New York and became obsessed with that. Chaley Rose
Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you're younger but now I just think 'well everybody's absolutely mad and I'm doing quite well'. Steven Patrick Morrissey
The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Francis Bacon
We need a system where all of our teams have the opportunity to compete and to make a few dollars. That's not a bad desire for collective bargaining for a sports league, and it's great for our fans. David Stern
A great song should make you stop everything that you're doing. You should be so into it that you just can't imagine doing anything else for that moment. You wouldn't even dream of picking up the phone. Kara DioGuardi
Elvis might have compromised his musical style a bit towards the end, but that doesn't mean that artists from the rock n' roll/folk-roots culture - of which he was not really a part - shouldn't get better as they get older, like the great jazz or blues artists. Bonnie Raitt
I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating. Steve Jobs
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
Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical. David Lloyd
Books in general are great, but I'm a fiction lover, and I will continue to do it. David Bergen
The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age. Scott Bakula
The great discoveries are usually obvious. Phil Crosby
No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else. William Temple
I have a great story to tell... and I tell it well. No holds barred. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
When I was a kid, I got really great advice from someone who is so important to me and someone who I respect so much, and they told me, 'Don't do too many endorsements. Don't throw your name on things; think of your longevity.' Drew Barrymore
In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds. Kit Carson
I changed the lyrics of 'All I Need Is the Girl' to 'All I Need Is the Job' for an audition years ago. It's a great ice-breaker - people want to laugh. Bryan Batt
I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series. Victor Garber
You can go up to the editor of 'Vogue,' and she might think I have horrible style, or maybe she thinks I have great style. Who knows? I don't really know too much about it: I just know what I like and what I don't like. I love clothes and making my own clothes and shoes, like I got to do with Adidas. Big Sean
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. Vince Lombardi
It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today. Michael Apted
Great leaders don't rush to blame. They instinctively look for solutions. Nina Easton
The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. Max von Sydow
We're building a great company, and we're very excited about the future of the company. Jim Barksdale
As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie. They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie. George A. Romero
I was too dumb to know Opie was going to grow up to be a great Director, if so, boy, I would certainly have become his best friend. George Lindsey
There's just so many great stories in the past that you can know a little bit about, but you can't know it all, and that's where imagination can work. Geraldine Brooks
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. Benjamin Franklin
For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall - but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me. Nigel Dennis
I don't attribute an actor's great success to their own individual performance when it's something as collaborative as a movie. Jesse Eisenberg
People ask 'How does doing a film compare to doing an ad?' Well, when you're doing a commercial you don't have to sell tickets. You have a captured audience. Which is actually completely rare and great; it gives you a lot of freedom. When you make a film, you have to do advertisements for the film. Mike Mills
My mum will always come and see my shows if she can, and if she can't, she'll text or email just before wishing me a great show and telling me how much she loves me. She still gives tonnes of positive reinforcement and love. It's really remarkable what that does for a child, and it's really remarkable what that does for me as an adult. Rain Phoenix
Enrolling in the Medicare Prescription Drug Program will be a great savings for most senior citizens. Paul Gillmor
I've never had a very great public life. Cameron Mackintosh
In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Tony Visconti
I've got my own studio, so I sit in my studio writing and if I get a great take, that's the take. Kid Rock
If I can go every day of the week, that's great and I'll do it. Usually I can't, so it's about 4 or 5 times a week that I'll go to the gym. I just do cardio and make sure I tone. I love spin class and yoga and I work a lot on my legs and my abs and my arms. Sasha Pieterse
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. Pythagoras
People are not trying to get into China, they're trying to get out of China. The United States is the only great country where people are trying to get into to this country for obvious reasons. Chuck Hagel
I just did this movie with Kristin Wiig called 'The Skeleton Twins.' That's a straight drama. We play estranged twins, and I end up moving in with her and her husband, played by Luke Wilson. But it's a drama, and the Duplass Brothers produced it and this great guy, Craig Johnson, directed it. And that was great, you know? Bill Hader
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness. Victor Hugo
The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people. John C. Maxwell
One thing that's great about firefighters: If they don't have the equipment they desperately need, they don't have the help, they don't care. They'll do it on their own. Denis Leary
Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind's eyes for choreography. And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us. Katherine Dunham
I was always admiring people who seemed to conduct themselves with ease in the world. Maybe that's a great gift to give your kids if you can do that. Because they can move through the world without neurosis, this anxiety about everything, which our own parents gave us. Peter Capaldi
Part of what makes you great as a young player can hurt you at the end of your career, in terms of you need a certain amount of ego, a certain amount of arrogance to be able to play well and to push yourself and trick yourself into thinking you're better than you really are. David Cone
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. Vincent Van Gogh
It's just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I'm shooting, it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it. David R. Ellis
Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wade Boggs
A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature. Henri Poincare
I know I am extraordinarily lucky to be doing what I am doing. I have worked hard along the way and I have been blessed too. I have had a great life. Gary Lineker
We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot. Nicholas Lea
The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. Niall Ferguson
Over the years, I found myself traveling parts of the Lewis and Clark Trail, putting my hands in the river where they set out from St. Louis, viewing the Great Falls of Montana, standing by the same Pacific Ocean they saw with such joy. Joseph Bruchac
Having your work honored nationally is a great morale booster. Ellen Gilchrist
It's actually kind of cool that women have taken to me. Because now I have a whole different demographic when it comes to the audiences. I have women who come out and support my movies, and that is a huge demographic for me, which is great because some actors don't have a female base at all. Larenz Tate
To create something new is both thrilling and excruciating at the same time. It's great to have all these choices in front of you, and to have the writers in the room so you know exactly what they meant. But the downside is you want so badly not to screw it up! Kate Baldwin
I thought I had a great opportunity when I started doing my comic book in 1972. I thought there was so much territory to work in. Harvey Pekar
I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen. Matthew McConaughey
I had great luck with Tim McGraw twice in 'Friday Night Lights' and 'The Kingdom.' I love finding off-beat casting and finding someone you know in one way and you reinvent them in another way. I like doing that as a director. Peter Berg
Great melody over great riffs is, to me, the secret of it all. Steven Tyler
It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are. Christopher Alexander
It's great to make your own choices, but there's a price to pay. I could've made more money or been more famous. I could be the current groovy guy. Michael Keaton
Home purchases that are very highly leveraged or unaffordable subject the borrower and lender to a great deal of risk. Moreover, even in a strong economy, unforeseen life events and risks in local real estate markets make highly leveraged borrowers vulnerable. Ben Bernanke
Theatre is the principal job of an actor. An actor's job is to tell a story to someone in a room. TV and film can be great and I really love doing it, but it is a different way of telling a story. Sylvester McCoy
The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change. Kenneth Kaunda
It's almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy: the great comedy that comes from great pain. Brian Dunkleman
How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above? Brian Greene
I slept fourteen feet from a polka tavern as a kid growing up. I heard polkas all night long, people singing and drinking beers and having a great time. I know more polkas than Frankie Yancovic! Al Jarreau
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. Vanessa Mae
I have a lot of great fans. A lot of fans have cosplayed as Sweet Tooth, which I thought was really cool. Jeff Lemire
Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great. Harry S Truman
Unlike some mainland black groups, Tasmanian Aborigines now have no traditional tribal culture left. It was taken from them with great violence and great rapidity. Richard Flanagan
I got the feeling: It's time to do a Marco Polo story. I felt like everything was lining up right because long-form television series were becoming to me like the new great American novel. John Fusco
It's a blessing to be a part of such great shows that they're so recognizable. David Boreanaz
As much as I thought the end of 'Friday Night Lights' was a really great ending, I was one of those people who wanted to make it into a movie. Even though it ultimately didn't work to do that movie, I did work with some of the other writers and by myself writing a script for that. Jason Katims
Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago. Lakhdar Brahimi
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich. Honore de Balzac
I have great confidence in Rick Caruso's unique qualifications and his ability to lead a successful bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Torre
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse. Pietro Aretino
I am a scientist. Mine is a professional world that achieves great things for humanity. Randy Schekman
The great thing about Watergate is, is that the system worked. The American system worked. The press did its job. We did what we were supposed to do. Carl Bernstein
I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me. Alicia Machado
People are so used to eating terrible pancakes, no matter how you mess up, they're going to be great. And if you make fresh orange juice, they'll be over the moon. Ruth Reichl
I drove a brand new Lamborghini, the Huracan; it was great. We went on the Autobahn, and we got to drive on the Nurburgring. Adam Ferrara
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. Emmanuel Teney
Playing with Tom Watson, I grew up a little bit. Even if he didn't say something to you, even if he didn't give you advice, you have grown up just watching him. It was great. Matteo Manassero
Not all poetry wants to be storytelling. And not all storytelling wants to be poetry. But great storytellers and great poets share something in common: They had something to say, and did. Sarah Kay
This was a special week and a special victory for me. I played some great tennis. Marin Cilic
Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active. Lee Haney
As an actor, whatever I get the opportunity to do, if it has a good story then I'm in. I thought 'Dead End' had a great story; 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' of course, was probably the first real horror film I was in. Lin Shaye
There's a great public disinclination toward politicians. Arlen Specter
If you have a great idea that can translate elsewhere, then that's where the scalability comes in - and that's where you can actually start to make real money. Ricky Van Veen
There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war. Ernest Bevin
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty. George Eliot
For me the voice is the most important, but making your singing believable makes a great performer. Hollie Cavanagh
Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who's sending me a slant board. Bernadette Peters
I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. Martin Sheen
In some of the great cities of Europe - Paris, Vienna, Prague, and Brussels - tourists bored with life above ground can descend below. All these cities have sewer museums and tours, and all expose their underbelly willingly to the curious. But not London, arguably the home of the most splendid sewer network in Europe. Rose George
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood. Norman Cousins
People who follow all the rules and chase every trend tend to get forgotten - they look great, but they're not as memorable. Dita Von Teese
You can be a great president and be ridden with flaws. Of course we know that. Morley Safer
If you look around world, the great brands are Real Madrid, Manchester United. The Yankees, the Cowboys and the Lakers are there. We should aspire with the Maple Leafs to be there. Tim Leiweke
Working is a great distraction technique. Phyllis Logan
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. Beatrix Potter
Los Angeles is such a great meritocracy. Where can someone with my background - don't have the right family background, the right religion, the right provenance or whatever you want to call it - I come here and I'm accepted. The city's been good to me. And I want to give back. Eli Broad
Here's the thing - I mean, I don't act for statues. I really don't. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities. Kevin Bacon
I pride myself in being an aficionado of the British seaside. Throughout my career, I have visited and worked in many of the famous British resorts, from Great Yarmouth to Largs. Martin Parr
I don't care about the size of the roles, or how they're marketed or billed or anything like that. I would love to be a part of stories that tell us about where we've come from, where we are, where we're going - with great directors. Matt Bomer
I listen to the group Disclosure; they have great sounds. Maybe not as adventurous as Skrillex. I think the key thing is to have those beautiful sounds... the amazing sounds of Skrillex are almost phenomenal. Giorgio Moroder
When I was 5, 6 - so you know, memories aren't that great - I remember coming home and I remember seeing all of our belongings on the street and a Salvation Army truck picking them up. We got taken to a shelter. And then we moved around a lot, finding places to stay. Richard Carmona
A lot of other bass players have told me I'm the only bass player who plays with a pick but sounds like he's playing with the thumb and fingers, which is a great compliment. Glenn Hughes
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that. Larry Smith
I think video games are a huge part of our society now. Having kids play baseball video games helps them understand and love the game. It could actually push them to get out there and play the game for real. That's great for the sport. Justin Verlander
My grandmother, Angela, was the Fox family matriarch. She was magnetic but also wicked. She had this huge life force and was great fun, but she would play each member of the family off against each other, which could make for extremely dramatic Christmases. Emilia Fox
I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that. Maria Sharapova
In a lot of comedies, they kind of take all the problems away from the women. They give her great clothes, great hair; she almost always owns an artisanal shop, like a cheese shop in Manhattan. Melissa McCarthy
I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character. Jeff Bridges
When I moved to Brighton from London in 1995, I was struck by what I thought of as its townliness. A town, it seemed to me, was that perfect place to live, neither city nor country, both of which like to think they are light years apart but actually have a great deal in common. Julie Burchill
I'm also working with Mrs. Bush on some education projects in Afghanistan, so I get to see her a great deal. Karen Hughes
By the mid 1970s, the great downtown bookstores had begun to disappear as their customers migrated from city to suburb where population density was too thin to support major backlist retailers. Jason Epstein
We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability. Warren Christopher
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. Iain Duncan Smith
We are fortunate and blessed to have a partner of Harvey Schiller's stature, who shares our vision for the future of the Dodgers, the city of Los Angeles and our great baseball fans throughout the world. Steve Garvey
I locate a great deal of the power of Occupy Wall Street in the name itself, 'Occupy Wall Street,' or '#OccupyWallStreet.' It works because the name contains everything you need to know: the tactic and the target. The name is also modular. You can create your own offshoot in your own city. Dana Spiotta
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. George Eliot
It's absolutely philistine not to recognize what a great book 'An American Dream' is. Norman Mailer is his own worst enemy, and if you don't catch him in a defensive position, he'll admit it. I'd really like to help that man. Germaine Greer
As an actor, you have to give up all control to the director. He's the boss and has all the power. I'm a control freak, so that's really hard for me. Then when you see a film later, it can be infuriating, really disappointing. I've been very lucky, though, and so many of my early experiences were great. Ebon Moss-Bachrach
In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess. Lee R. Raymond
'Gravity' is a great example of a movie that we hope they're going to do more of. It's really entertaining, with a female star. It's not the kind of film you typically see, and gives me hope. Callie Khouri
And of course, identifying all human genes and proteins will have great medical significance. Daniel Nathans
I'm totally obsessed with Dickens, and 'Great Expectations' was one of the first book's I read when I was still in school in Porthcawl. Paul Rhys
I'd define my everyday style as put together, but also comfortable. A great pair of jeans and a cute top can be so versatile. Shay Mitchell
I love to cry. It's great. Ansel Elgort
One of the great changes wrought by the increased public awareness of Alzheimer's - and thank you, Nancy Reagan, you wonderful tough old dame, you - is that people in the early stages of the disease are now speaking out while they still have the capacity to do so. Charlie Pierce
The flute was an alternative to being a small fish in an increasingly bigger pool filled with a number of great guitar players. Ian Anderson
I'm sure mothers are important across every culture, but particularly in Korean society, the role of the mother is of great importance. Bong Joon-ho
I will not attempt to show that it would be a great evil to increase the patronage of the Executive. It is already enormously great, as every man of every party must acknowledge, if he would candidly express his sentiments. John C. Calhoun
On great fields something stays. Joseph Chamberlain
It's a great honor when somebody takes your song and does something different with it. That's what music is all about: to constantly change what somebody else has done. Laurent Brancowitz
Shoes are a big part of your look. I think that if your outfit isn't really something special, then fun footwear is a great way to jazz it up and make your ensemble more interesting. Christian Siriano
Every day is a great day for hockey. Mario Lemieux
Anger clearly has its proper place at work, which is neither wholly absent nor ever present. The manager who is an emotional blank is just as hard to work for as the volcanic boss, and both can do great harm by setting an unhelpful example for what kind of emotional expression is expected and accepted. Julian Baggini
If I have to work in McDonalds, fine - I had a really great run and made a living at music for 20 years, and how many other people can say that? Juliana Hatfield
An effective U.S. policy toward Sudan - one capable of changing the situation in the south and affecting the lives of its people - will require top-level attention and a great deal of energy. It should have three elements: aid, diplomacy, and financial disclosure. Elliott Abrams
You know, the great thing about acting or, indeed, filmmaking in general, is that we're all given a reason to do research. You kind of have to, really, if you want to know what you're doing, but it opens up this whole new understanding. Danny Huston
Just the fact that I'm in the game is great. I'm just blessed to be working. I got a plan, but I'm humble and I try to be humble. Mike Epps
The reality is that a person who has always struggled with numbers is unlikely to be a great accountant or statistician. Tom Rath
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock
I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do. Kay Redfield Jamison
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. Dolly Parton
Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine. Adam Schiff
We've got great fans that rock and roll won't have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever. Tanya Tucker
Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt. Cat Cora
The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time. John Fowles
One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia. Lynn Abbey
Truly great architecture always transcends its stated function, sometimes in unanticipated ways. Martin Filler
Britain is famous for being great at inventing and poor at commercializing. Margaret Heffernan
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair. Eugene Ionesco
The greatest way for people to experience a comedy is to go in not knowing anything about it. But because of marketing, it's impossible. Marketing meaning that in order to get people to come you can't just go, 'Hey, there's a great movie - we're not going to show you anything from it but trust us!' Paul Feig
I was very lucky with 'Soap' and 'Who's the Boss,' which was great fun, and then went on 'Coach' and 'Everybody Loves Raymond.' I've been truly blessed, and the work has all been fun and a joy. Katherine Helmond
All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music. Sean Combs
I don't shop by brand loyalty at all. I'm just drawn to what I like when I shop. I do like this brand called Tiger of Sweden a lot, though. They make great sportswear and tailoring. And Calvin Klein; big supporter of them as well. Henrik Lundqvist
If we pursue organic farming as our healthy food style, we can bring down cost of treatment to a great extent. Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food. John Blair
There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious. Harriet Ann Jacobs
The great power of separating the watching mind from the thinking mind is that the watching mind is innately loving. Some call this part of the psyche the 'compassionate witness.' Sharing our difficult feelings with a compassionate witness is the crucial step that heals the infinite small wounds inflicted upon the soul by everyday life. Martha Beck
Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial, commercial, or financial enterprises is rare; the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals. William Graham Sumner
I always felt that if someone shot me, it would be great for the environmental movement, because they would make me a martyr. Our biggest fear was our children, because there was a tremendous amount of threat and intimidation, and my wife was terrified that the children might be grabbed or assaulted in some way. That was the real fear. David Suzuki
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future. Gifford Pinchot
Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep. Morley Safer
Jeff Kinney is tall and has a great smile, but don't be fooled, he's as slick as they come. A real player. And how he came up with a book that appeals to kids ages 8-13 baffles me. He's an unbelievably kind man with a great family. Rachael Harris
You can forgive yourself a great deal. Eddie Albert
Women often find great roles in revolution, simply because the rules fall apart and everyone has agency, anyone can act. Rebecca Solnit
I am a great observer of things, and I do it all the time. I store stuff; I use it as an actor; that sort of recall, of emotional memory and images of things, just tastes of things. Steve Bisley
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. Sydney J. Harris
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It's a remake of a film called Inferno Affairs. It's a Hong Kong film, and if we come anywhere close to what they did in the original, we're going to have a hot property on our hands, because Inferno Affairs is a great piece. Anthony Anderson
Oasis were the last great, traditional rock-n'-roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man. Noel Gallagher
I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. Samuel Dash
In the late 20th century, it became possible to travel between cultures, between the old world and the new, with great ease. So when you go back, you take the changed person with you who, in turn, changes things that otherwise might have stayed the same. Shyam Selvadurai
All my friends who wanted to write had got nowhere trying to write the great European novel. So I deliberately steered clear of that and set out to write something story-led. Jo Nesbo
We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism. Jason Biggs
The fashion world has been great. We started Apple Bottoms about seven years ago; it's interesting to be able to create something from your perspective, for your fans and support. It's a little different for me, because about 70% of my fans are females. Nelly
I sort of love reading the scripts and going, 'Oh wow, what a great idea. I never would have thought of that.' Edie Falco
I don't have time to celebrate accomplishments. When good things happen, it's great, and obviously I get excited inside. But soon I gotta do something else; I gotta keep doing more stuff. The whole world will never be familiar, so I'm constantly going to be on a quest to get familiar. Clinton Sparks
You can be moved by an animated film and not by a live action film. There could be great inspiration in and humanity in that animated story. Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world. Steve Buyer
A fit body gives you confidence. And there's nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you'll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident. Virat Kohli
You know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor. Mark Rylance
Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, who also studied with Gavert. Betty Buckley
I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours, and coming home covered in dirt. Emily Ratajkowski
One of the reasons that I think I do love to write is because I did have a difficult childhood and not so great teenage years. It always helped me escape from my problems. Meg Cabot
The N.Y.C. tech scene is vibrant, and Betabeat will be a great vehicle to cover it in depth. Jared Kushner
I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation. Terry Pratchett
I don't know what it feels like not to have a great family support system - I was lucky to have that. Rita Ora
When I came out to Hollywood in 1985, I thought that I would be sitcom star. I'm a tall, skinny, goofy guy. I thought that I would make a great funny neighbor, or wacky office mate, in a sitcom. Doug Jones
For those people who don't know what Whiteboy clothing is, it is not a white-supremacy thing. It is a great clothing line that just says, 'Have fun.' Mark Zupan
Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters. Nora Roberts
South Carolina is a great place to be from. Tim Scott
I do the cooking at home. Where we eat no more than 100 grams of meat a day and have 'tons' of fresh vegetables. I prepare the vegetables with a wide range of herbs, spices and such. We also keep on hand lots of fruit, yogurt and great breads. Graham Kerr
I'm a big fan of a great glass of red wine and a delicious bowl of pasta made from scratch. Zoe McLellan
The pleasure from acting comes from having great writing to work with. If it's well written and the character is interesting, then, as an actor, that's the raw material I need. Aasif Mandvi
Absolutely. I - you know, he was so that much a part of my life that, you know, Elvis, you know, once - once you bonded with him, I mean, there was no - there was no going back. He was just a great guy. Priscilla Presley
The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us. Origen
Cheese is one of my great weaknesses, I could eat the stuff by the pound. Helena Christensen
To me, writing is a considered act. It's something which is a great labor of thought and consideration. Paul Theroux
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music - no matter if it's hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it's rock n' roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it's a smash, then I'll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That's what I'm a fan of - great music. Nayvadius Cash
I loved rock and roll when that came in, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, all those great records. So I begged my mom and dad for a guitar, which eventually they did get me for Christmas, but it went out of tune very quickly, and it hurt my fingers. Ian McLagan
You know, my mom, who inspired me to be a novelist, I remember her reading 'The Agony and the Ecstasy,' about Michelangelo, and saying, 'No mother would want that for her child, no matter how great the artist.' I have my share of demons, but I am a gregarious sort. Scott Turow
I have a great time with my band and on the stage we get along well. Lenny Kravitz
My two great loves are music and horses. Betty Buckley
Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. Saint Augustine
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones. Sydney Smith
There are so many great things about this business. Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone. Bobby Flay
Not all art is great; most of it's rubbish. Martin Freeman
'I Am Number Four' is a great story about a guy who's trying to find his destiny and figure out who he is and his identity. Alex Pettyfer
I was always very aware of drummers. My oldest brother Henry was a drummer, and he drummed on everything in the house from the kitchen sink to stovepipes. He was the first drummer in the Gil Evans Orchestra, so you've got to know how great he was. Dave Brubeck
We are constantly trying to cope with what our fathers or our grandfathers did. I wrote the book 'Great War of Civilization,' and my father was a solider in the First World War which produced the current Middle East - not that he had much to do with that - but he fought in what he believed was the Great War for Civilization. Robert Fisk
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven't been able to put it together. Mark Cuban
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry
I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions. I am wealthy in that the people of Russia have twice entrusted me with the leadership of a great nation such as Russia - I believe that is my greatest wealth. Vladimir Putin
I think Apple is a great device company. Jeffrey Bewkes
I started volunteering at an animal shelter, and little by little, my life started getting better. I think that is the secret. It is just being on a mission that is something bigger than me and it's thankless. You do that because it is thankless, and I am not looking for anybody to say, 'Thanks' and 'You are great!' William McNamara
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures. David K. Shipler
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves. Miguel de Cervantes
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. John Ruskin
The great equalizer is health. If you don't have it, you're screwed. Jami Gertz
The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity. Jeffrey Sachs
The blurring of fact and fiction has great commercial potential, which is bound to be corrupting in historical terms. Antony Beevor
The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better. Ian Botham
In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality. Katori Hall
I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity. Helmut Jahn
People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds. Liam Neeson
'Cosmos' is an occasion to bring everything that I have, all of my capacity to communicate. We may go to the edge of the universe, but we're going to land right on you: in your heart, in your soul, in your mind. My goal is to have people know that they are participants in this great unfolding cosmic story. Neil deGrasse Tyson
I had always been interested in screenwriting, ever since I could write things down as a child. Obviously, I started as an actor, professionally, but screenwriting was always something that I had a great interest in. John Francis Daley
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. James Huneker
When you're really having fun, you're always doing it a little bit in a way that you're not supposed to. That's when great things happen. Annet Mahendru
A close friend of mine, Annie Leibovitz, who I've known for forty years, photographs celebrities every single day of the week but they all seem to look the same even though she's one of the most creative photographers alive. They all just look the same. Brad Pitt is a great actor but all the pictures of Brad Pitt look the same. Lawrence Schiller
You can get into a very fancy car and know everything about the engine, but when you drive in that car, you feel that rush. In the same way, I think the more you know about love, the more you can enjoy it. And knowing about your personality type, who you are and what kind of person you're dealing with gives you a great leg up. Helen Fisher
Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much. Benjamin Jowett
There's so many great designers. I'm a little bit of a vintage junkie when it comes to going out. I like to get unique pieces that you won't see everyone wearing, but at the same time I don't like to break the bank. I like to find great vintage pieces that you can hold on to for a long time. Candice Accola
J.Crew's a great brand. Chandler Parsons
By the early '70s I had gotten reasonable and I started to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all. I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name. Andy Partridge
Florida is a great place to set a novel. John Lutz
I thought that communism, the tyranny of communism, was an abomination and I beseeched God to bring that terrible evil down and he did. It was a great triumph, it took awhile, but it happened. Pat Robertson
Commercial banks are very good for certain businesses, like loans and guarding other people's money. They're not great investors or entrepreneurs. John Gutfreund
I grew up skateboarding; it was fun. I didn't think about money, I didn't know how much professional skateboarders made. I just knew that if I became a professional skateboarder, I would achieve a lot and get to travel and do these great things. Jason Lee
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith
I'm a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from. Quincy Jones
So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar. Matthew Henry
It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican. Tim Pawlenty
I feel when you walk into somebody's apartment on Fifth Avenue or house in Malibu and you see a Basquiat, a Warhol, a Richard Prince, you say to yourself, '$700,000, $2.2 million, $350,000...' To me that is completely uninteresting. I'd rather go to a house where there's great art and I have no idea who the work is by. Jean Pigozzi
I've always liked and appreciated storytellers like Garry Shandling and Bill Cosby - more long-form comedy. So starting in San Francisco, watching all these great comics - Patton Oswalt, Dave Chappelle - you get to see them a bunch, and you go, 'Wow, this is where I need to be.' Al Madrigal
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember. Carlos Ghosn
I do what I do. You like it, great. You don't, go listen to somebody else. I'm stickin' with the people who stuck with me. Ice Cube
The unique nature about the influenza virus is its great potential for changes, for mutation. Margaret Chan
One of the great joys of my job is that you spend a huge amount of time investigating different areas of literature. Stephen Daldry
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. George Eliot
Because Lincoln is so closely identified with what it is to be American, everyone wants to claim him, to rewrite his story to satisfy their own particular needs. For my own people, it was important to imagine him as the Great Emancipator, the Moses who led us out of slavery. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
My mother was a great inspiration to me to always do my best. My father has always been my mentor and friend. They taught me the basic principle that guides most all that I do: faith, focus, finish. Larry Fitzgerald
I think you can find all the elements that you can find in great literature in mundane experiences. Harvey Pekar
Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting. Swoosie Kurtz
In the '90s there were these great end of the world movies like 'Armageddon' and 'Deep Impact'... I always liked the idea of what people on the ground are doing, not so much the people who are trying to stop the world from ending. Lorene Scafaria
Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it. Harold Ramis
It is a matter of great indifference to me what criticism is printed in the papers and the magazines. I am simply working out my own ideas in my own way. Marcel Duchamp
But this country is a great country and will always rebound. Jack Scalia
I just do what feels right. I think the great thing about getting to do what I do is that you can try out being a different person without having to screw up your life to do it. Anna Paquin
I would just stand there puzzled, then realize this would be a great place to make a show. Tommy Tune
We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. Richard O'Brien
Is the Mona Lisa an 'accurate' representation of the actual human model for the painting? Who knows? Who cares? It's a great piece of art. It moves us. It makes us wonder, makes us gape - finally makes us look inward at ourselves. Tim O'Brien
As long as Elton John can bring forth one performance per album on the order of 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight,' the chance remains that he will become something more than the great entertainer he already is and go on to make a lasting contribution to rock. Jon Landau
I only scream and scratch when something's only 'really good' or 'good', I want to be great, or let's go home. Jeremy Renner
Does film music really matter to the average moviegoer? A great score, after all, can't save a bad film, and a bad score - so it's said - can't sink a good one. Terry Teachout
I'd never really done comedy before 'Community,' so getting to work day in and day out with all these great people, directors, writers, and actors, I feel like I've learned a lot. Gillian Jacobs
Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find. Bernadette Peters
2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And - the Red Sox won the World Series! Thomas Menino
The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America. David Ben-Gurion
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. Louise Brooks
I'm minimalistic when it comes to makeup, so I'm a sucker for anything that's multi-tasking. Aquaphor is my go-to product. It's great for adding gloss to eyes and cheekbones, and amazing for soothing dry cuticles, too. Mandy Moore
The lives of most authors - even, or perhaps especially, the great ones - are necessarily a catalogue of tedious inwardness and cloistered composition. Globe-trotting Hemingways and brawling Christopher Marlowes are the exception, not the rule. Paul Di Filippo
I think that great poetry is the most interesting and complex use of the poet's language at that point in history, and so it's even more exciting when you read a poet like Yeats, almost 100 years old now, and you think that perhaps no one can really top that. Diane Wakoski
I don't have one specific dream role: I'm an actor, so I want to play everything. In this business, they'll pigeonhole you in two seconds if you're great at the role you play. Everyone assumes that you're really just like that character. Jaime Pressly
I think about a Richard Avedon photo series, the kind of faces he gets of real people, which I find so captivating. Fellini was also great in filling his films with this ambiance, this environment, sometimes chaotic and carnival-like, but people's faces were always amazing. Cary Fukunaga
'King of California' was just, I thought, a really great, fresh, original kind of script. I loved the tone, the mix of tragedy, comedy, and drama, and that it was a good part. Michael Douglas
We live in an age of great jitteriness in the financial markets. And there's no doubt at all, I think, that the volume of computer-traded stocks has helped contribute to that. Robert Harris
That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now, yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire, and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it. Thomas Shepard
'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate themselves in smaller matters, shou'd, where it most concerns them to know, and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth. Mary Astell
We were building a - what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing - we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before. Jeffrey Skilling
Life should be great rather than long. B. R. Ambedkar
When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. Caio Fonseca
I think that each woman, whatever age, needs to recognize something good in her body. Someone has beautiful legs, someone has beautiful hair, someone else has beautiful decolletage or a beautiful waist or beautiful hands. Everyone has something great. Carine Roitfeld
I love fashion week. It has great energy and vibe. Theophilus London
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources. Francesco Guicciardini
I grew up in a family of filmmakers, so I always wanted to make films about animals, especially comical films. Something about animals amuses me. And they have a great mystery. It's the same mystique some people might feel looking at the stars or the ocean. Isabella Rossellini
The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you. Mike Love
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true. Niels Bohr
You may be right that people say: 'You know what, we had Obama. He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good, looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.' Karl Rove
I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure. Estelle Morris
Fiction is able to do one thing better than any other art form: it is able to convey a convincing sense of what is going on in someone else's head. To me, that is the great mystery of life: what is everyone else thinking? Arthur Phillips
Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. Petrarch
We see great growth in the United States. But also in China, Brazil, the U.K., and other markets around the world. So ecommerce is going to continue to be a great story for Walmart. Mike Duke
One thing all the way through the show to me is boring. I don't care how great the artist is. I find that if my audience is very young, and they want to hear very young songs, my show will be dominated by that. But there'll be some ballads here and there and some swing tunes. George Benson
You have to be smart enough not to dismiss where you came from. It may not be all we are, but it makes up for a great deal. Julia Roberts
The finest chroniclers of the great and the near-great have often been courtiers - the Duc de Saint-Simon, for instance, or Lady Murasaki. Robert Gottlieb
It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men. Phillips Brooks
The '80s was the time for the great so-called modernization in Spain. It was a moment when it seemed that everything was breaking up and moving fast into modernity. Antonio Munoz Molina
For 25 years, it has been my privilege to represent the city of San Francisco and the great state of California; to work to strengthen our vibrant middle class; to secure opportunity and equality. Nancy Pelosi
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her. George Hickenlooper
It's always been about making the best Mac we know how. Among the many benefits are making it easy to use and affordable, with great features. Phil Schiller
So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me 'Can you give me a lift?' I said 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.' Tommy Cooper
I feel like I have just been really, really lucky to meet some of the most successful and great actors alive today. Troye Sivan
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people. Ernest Renan
I'll meet listeners who tell me what a great voice I have. But I don't have a great voice for radio. My voice is the utterly normal voice, but sheer repetition has made them think it's OK. Mick Jagger once was asked, 'What makes a hit song? He said, 'Repetition.' Ira Glass
In 2009, South Carolina was blessed to welcome a great American company that chose to stay in our country to continue to do business. That company was Boeing. Nikki Haley
I really like Nicki Minaj. I think she's great. Robert Pattinson
Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances. Alexa Von Tobel
I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect. Charlie Haden
Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan. Chen Shui-bian
It takes a little work to be a vegan, but now it's really possible to have tasty stuff and it's better for you. I say the best test is go as far as you can and see how you feel. Personally, I feel great. Grace Slick
After I did 'Orchids,' I enrolled back in film school and did a million and a half workshops and worked with great professors and people, trying to hopefully get better. Bryce Dallas Howard
The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world. Jonathan Galassi
Layering is always a great way to look different and to keep your look younger. Basic tees, vest tops, jackets, leggings, shrugs, etc, can be mixed up to add spunk, variety and colour to your look. A good sense of mix 'n' match is required to make this look work. Tena Desae
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there. Michael Leunig
I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I'm a pain. They may say I'm tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it. Amy Irving
The world does not have time to be with the poor, to learn with the poor, to listen to the poor. To listen to the poor is an exercise of great discipline, but such listening surely is what is required if charity is not to become a hatred of the poor for being poor. Stanley Hauerwas
A great way to get all the right nutrients is to make a colorful plate - mix of good vegetables, carbohydrates, and protein. If you notice all your vegetables are green, change it up and add another color for a variety of benefits in one meal. Summer Sanders
Great questions make great reporting. Diane Sawyer
I owe a great deal to Harold Hobson, doyen drama critic of the 'U.K. Sunday Times,' who championed me as Shakespeare's Richard II at the 1969 Edinburgh Festival. Ian Mckellen
'Twilight' has been a great opportunity, and it's been great fun. Hey, if I'm 50, and someone still wants an autograph for 'Twilight,' OK, cool. Christian Serratos
I get upset about what is taken as great literature and what is cute and exotic. Rabih Alameddine
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. George Bernard Shaw
Your physicality is this great thing, but it is also the thing that makes you clumsy and limits you in the world, so to speak. Amy Ray
Just as long as something is gained, a lesson is learned. I do like those. The more quiet victories are always great. Jon Heder
One is born to be a great dancer. George Balanchine
And when I go around and talk to schools, what I tell the kids are, first of all, you have to accept each other's differences. Some of you are going to be a crappy football player, some of you are going to be a great mathematician. Whatever it is, accept each other's differences and help prop each other up. Vince Flynn
Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul. John Caudwell
My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors. Tracey Ullman
There's still a part of me that believes what was great about 'Doctor Who' in the early days was that you had a superhero who didn't wear his underpants on the outside of his trousers, who used his brain rather than his brawn. Sylvester McCoy
I've been so lucky to work with some great, great writers: Tony Kushner and Yasmina Reza. Marcia Gay Harden
I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever. Michael Emerson
Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard. Regina Brett
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. Francois Truffaut
I remember being influenced by great artists when I was a kid - not to call myself a great artist - but people who I thought were great enough that they really made a difference. And so I would never want to be disappointed by them, and I want to make sure I never disappoint audience. Sarah Jones (stage actress)
On paper, being good sounds great but a lot depends on the atmosphere of the workplace or community we live in. We tend to become good or bad depending on the cues sent out within a particular space. Alain de Botton
Everything they say about Elvis today is true. He was just one great guy. He wasn't jealous of anyone. I would say Elvis was really someone special when you add it all up. Bobby Vinton
I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It's just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities. Robert Downey, Jr.
The question for Obama is how he can rein in the furies of populism while making us all feel the malefactors of great wealth are being sufficiently punished. Tina Brown
I have a great legacy, tarnished somewhat by the move. Art Modell
Anybody can build a company and sell the company the next day. That doesn't make you special, it doesn't make you unique, it doesn't make you all that great. Jan Koum
I would say that kids are great in many ways, because I think that we are less hampered when it comes to 'this costs too much' or 'that's impossible'. Adora Svitak
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. Samuel Johnson
Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn't. Elle Macpherson
After all, we paid great prices because of the virtual partitioning of Iraq. Bulent Ecevit
The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them. Kevin J. Anderson
I firmly believe that there is a God. I firmly believe that there is a Heaven. And I firmly believe that if you go there, it's gonna be great. Tommy Lasorda
I'm in total awe of the technique of great film people. Because if you get your emotional life up to perfection by miracle on Take One, you better have a technique to keep doing it again and again and again. Ali MacGraw
If you have a great product but no one knows about it, it's history. Tony Fernandes
The great problems of the Twentieth century will have immediate relation to the discoveries of America, of Africa, and of Australia. Joseph Jacobs
The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal, from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others. Brian Mulroney
I definitely felt that I was put at a very high place to be able to be a part of such a wonderful franchise in cinema history, so I was definitely very driven at doing a great job and having my body look the way it should and just being a part of the creative process. Kristanna Loken
Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It's a bad time to be right. Joni Mitchell
Songwriting is actually a really great outlet. I kind of recommend it. You get to sum up whatever is going on in your life in a song, then perform it really passionately. Bridgit Mendler
It feels great to be a role model and I'm very careful with the things I do. I'm not perfect, I do make a lot of mistakes, but I try my best. Angie Stone
Who could have asked for anything better? I was cast in movies with great actors, with great leading men. Julie Adams
We certainly had an upheaval at the start of the Great Depression, and that resulted in a lot of financial reform, but it wasn't done in one stroke, and it wasn't done immediately. The Depression was in 1929 and resulted in the Securities and Exchange Act of '33, '34, '35, '37, '39, and '41. Lloyd Blankfein
I really want to be like my mom in some ways, because I already take a lot after her already. I really like the way she treats us and disciplines us, and I think that she's just great because of how she's balanced us and all of that. Jenna Boyd
The very first film I ever saw was a pirate movie called 'The Black Swan' with Tyrone Power. And I thought that was great stuff. Of course, in those days, Technicolor was really Technicolor; there was no such thing as desaturation. Everybody looked super suntanned. Ridley Scott
You can't not like 'The Great Gatsby.' It's got the best sentences in, like, ever. John Green
We're adding a billion people every decade. We're just spin doctors. Whatever we do is supposedly great, and yet it's always at the expense of diversity and nature. We're like elephants. The ecology of the elephant is more similar to human than any other. Peter Beard
I like second chances. I've given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It's not easy to forgive. I definitely don't forget, but I do forgive. Odette Annable
The internet is a great way to get on the net. Bob Dole
A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind. Gustav Stresemann
I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. We're both Leos, we understand each other. Tori Amos
My school friends thought I was outgoing and bubbly, but that masked a lot of insecurities, and maybe that's the reason I chose drama - to build a bit of self-confidence. I had a great teacher, and I won a few speech and drama competitions and just fell in love with it. Deborah Mailman
All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident. David Suzuki
In both Israel and America, Jews have experienced unparalleled freedoms, achieved great economic success, and exercised appropriate degrees of political power. Meir Soloveichik
Great presidents take stands, and they fight off these people who really are so far to the right. I don't want to call them names, even though they would call me names. Helen Thomas
As a songwriter, you try your best to write a good song, and you like nothing better than hearing a good song. It's easy to admire a great song, and you want to share out of enthusiasm. Lyle Lovett
Having a clone would make it so much easier - it would be great to send a clone to a TV station when I have to get up at 4am. Rachel Stevens
The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible. John Fogerty
Who doesn't know about Bollywood? After all, we churn out movies in such great quantities every year! People across the globe know Shekhar Kapur. Arjun Rampal
The movie I've seen a million times - wait, that's not possible - my favorite movie of all times is 'The Empire Strikes Back,' directed by Irvin Kershner, executive-produced by the great George Lucas and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones. Donald Faison
I worked at Sears in the Woodfield Mall as a gift wrapper. I'm actually a great gift wrapper, and the customers were so nice to me. I was only 16, and eventually Sears put me in customer service because I was so friendly. Sherri Shepherd
I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens. James E. Rogers
I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American President of the United States. And that has to show that we have made a great deal of progress. But there's still more we have to travel along this road so we get to the place that is consistent with our founding ideals. Eric Holder
It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people. Pamela Anderson
The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East, from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago. James Buchan
Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. Joseph Goebbels
I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years. A. Scott Berg
The reason for natural selection's great success is that it provides a satisfying explanation of how evolution might have occurred: individual organisms vary, and if those variations are inherited, the successful ones will survive and propagate and pass down their desirable traits to succeeding generations. John Tyler Bonner
Not less, but more democracy - that is the demand, that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves, and especially for our youth. Gustav Heinemann
Young people have been at the forefront of every great social movement in our country's history. Sherrod Brown
In the area of field apps, Collector for ArcGIS is great, but where do you go? There's a navigator app. And then what do you do when you get there? There's a workforce app. So all of these apps work hand-in-hand to support field workers. Jack Dangermond
When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: 'Here comes the bride, all fat and wide.' Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding - but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment. Jo Brand
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
It's not a problem to be great and do good things. Anthony Hemingway
Eighteen fifty-eight was a year of great technological advancement in the West. That was the year when Queen Victoria was able, for the first time, to communicate with President Buchanan, through the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable. And they were the first to 'Twitter' transatlantically. Hans Rosling
I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March. J Allard
I would love to see Wladimir Klitschko fight Antonio Tarver for many reasons. One is Tarver talks a lot; he would build up a big fight. And Tarver is coming off of a great victory. So I think he would be a good opponent. Emanuel Steward
I am going to pick on 'Huffington Post.' A lot of its content is great. They are doing a lot of original content now, but historically, a lot of what they did was aggregation. Newspapers don't want to become that, and yet 'Huffington Post' is incredibly popular. It's incredibly successful. Charles Duhigg
I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more. Bryan Procter
Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve. Henry Chadwick
After all these years, I'm starting to learn what a good director does, and I know what a good one does with actors: help us navigate finer instincts, help us when we're wrong, encourage us when things are great. Brian Geraghty
It's very important for us to see that science is done by people, not just brains but whole human beings, and sometimes at great cost. Alan Alda
Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes. Arlen Specter
We do not judge great art. It judges us. Caroline Gordon
A lot of Jews are great friends of mine. Billy Graham
Every player that plays for any organization, having great fans on your side every night is a great thing. Jim Thome
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it. Rainer Maria Rilke
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. Robert Frost
I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country, and for this, I am eternally grateful. Johnny Depp
I think that if you ask what's made us successful, it's because we've been fortunate enough to identify, in a number of cases, great people early. Then we throw all the resources behind them and are aligned with them. Dan Levitan
It was fantastic playing Conan; it was such an experience to go out of the country and be this barbaric human savage child for a month or so. It was a blast and definitely a great experience. Leo Howard
Great companies that build an enduring brand have an emotional relationship with customers that has no barrier. And that emotional relationship is on the most important characteristic, which is trust. Howard Schultz
The new Pirates! builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful and fun experience to players... and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game. Sid Meier
A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties. Harriet Martineau
The money to fund great things and innovations and programs is gone in our lifetime; it's all gone to debt. So we won't be able to solve global warming or have the transportation that we needed for the 21st century. We should be supporting people with great ideas, but it's gone, and now it's gotta be paid back with interest to banks in China. Michael Moore
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men. Nikola Tesla
Norway or Switzerland are two marvelous countries, I very much admire, the most advanced countries in the world in fact with great qualities of life. Jose Manuel Barroso
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation. Nazim Hikmet
I'm quite tactile, so I like fabrics that feel good. I try to avoid fabrics that crease - especially with my son. When you have a child, that's important. A great pair of a jeans, a t-shirt and some loafers, that's what I always wear. Miranda Kerr
There isn't a single player I would pay to watch. You can say Thierry Henry, he's a fabulous striker, with pace and power, but a great entertainer needs to have charisma, too. Does he have charisma? No. George Best
A room full of great sportsmen is so much better than a room full of actors. Clive Owen
I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful. Christopher Lee
A lot of times, movies that are in the top 10 lists or maybe even win Baftas or Oscars, you then watch them a year later and you go, 'Maybe it wasn't so great.' Viggo Mortensen
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. Epictetus
I'm more of an actor than a musician. I've made a little name for myself as an actor, but I also front this band. We have some great players out here, and we've found a little niche with L.A. Hootenanny. Todd Lowe
I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before. Aaron Eckhart
We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key. Richard M. Daley
Zeroing in on the best sectors or the best regions of the world is great, but zeroing in on the very best individual stocks is the key to making truly impressive profits. Louis Navellier
The fundamentals that founded our great nation included the freedom of speech and religion. Markwayne Mullin
There was no blueprint or how-to manual for fixing a global financial meltdown, an auto crisis, two wars and a great recession, all at the same time. Rahm Emanuel
There's Hezbollah, there's Hamas, there is a whole range of terrorist targets out there related to Palestine and to Israel that we ought to be trying to deal with. And there's a great deal of targets in the Philippines, Indonesia. You name it, there are a number of places where there are targets that we ought to be trying to deal with. Lawrence Eagleburger
Only Jesus has prophecies made hundreds of years in advance made literally true. Only He did miracles; only His immediate followers claimed He died and rose from the dead, so in comparison, He comes out superior to other great religious leaders. Norman Geisler
It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians. Dan Fogelberg
I think it's entirely possible to have a career in fashion and raise a child. Stella McCartney is on her fourth child and remains both a fashion icon and a great mom. Rodger Berman
It just makes you a better artist when you're with people who are great artists themselves. Being around Kanye, soaking up all the knowledge, all the stuff he got. Big Sean
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces. Isaac D'Israeli
Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. Pope Benedict XVI
There was Pauline de Rothschild, who I thought was very fabulous, and Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil heiress, very chic, very clever, very original. I admired both those women very much. And I had a great example with my mother, who was extremely chic. Iris Apfel
It is possible to rise to the lofty standard set by the Lord for priesthood holders in making decisions in quorums. It is possible when there is great faith and love and the absence of contention. Henry B. Eyring
I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he's a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He's also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor. Max von Sydow
When U.S. commercial interests press the Chinese government to do a better job of policing Chinese websites for pirated content, a blind eye is generally turned to the fact that ensuing crackdowns provide a great excuse to tighten mechanisms to censor all content the Chinese government doesn't like. Rebecca MacKinnon
That's the great thing about the 'Sin City' movies. Each little slot is incredibly meaningful, and each character has their own moment. Juno Temple
I am opposed to the wholesale giving away of the public lands to railroad corporations and other like institutions; at the same time, I believe that the government can encourage, by gifts, great national enterprises which are for the common weal and are so placed that they cannot properly expect local support. Ambrose Burnside
I love a good steak with a great glass of red wine. But for the TV watching, laying around doing nothing kinds of days, nothing beats a pepperoni pizza and chocolate Haagen Daas. Erin Daniels
I tend to keep things that bother me clandestine... well-hidden. I'm also not very good at recognising the reasons that change my moods - they just seem to happen, which is not great for those around me. Matthew Nable
I want to be taken seriously as the type of musician that plays stuff like an electric rake. I mean, how seriously do you take someone like Spike Jones? They take him pretty seriously - a really good musician who made a great contribution in terms of humor, which is part of what I try to do too. Eugene Chadbourne
The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children. William Godwin
Josh Brolin is an actor that I really, really like; he's fantastic. I worked with him once; he's a really great actor. Rob Zombie
I think that some people like to be someone other than themselves when acting, while others are most themselves. I fall into the second camp. For me, acting is a great exercise in getting to the truth about myself. Kerry Bishe
Motherhood was the great equaliser for me; I started to identify with everybody. Annie Lennox
Los Angeles and Sydney are very similar, but I definitely enjoy more fresh seafood when I'm back in Australia, as there is so much great, fresh produce here. I also like going swimming at the beach while I'm home, too. Phoebe Tonkin
I'd pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the '60s and '70s. D. L. Hughley
A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together. Louis C. K.
'Looking For Alaska' by John Green is a very great book. I feel like every teenage girl says John Green's 'Fault In Our Stars,' but 'Looking For Alaska' is better. Alessia Cara
I used to tell people when I preached at a church, 'If you want a great sermon, be a great audience.' Michael Dyson
Real Madrid is a great club, and I will have some great players at my disposal who all want to help improve the level of the team. Juan Ramon Lopez Caro
Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life... That's a superpower I've been very conscious of developing. I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions. Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music. Michael Jackson
That match was late evening and I had the experience of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed, a full house for the whole match. It had been a great year for me, first time there and I had the full taste of Wimbledon. John Newcombe
Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. Pat Riley
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal. Francoise Sagan
Lyrics are important, but it's hard, because English isn't my first language - although it feels like it is these days! I grew up with amazing melodies, so getting that right on a song has always been the key thing for me, but there's no reason why a great melody doesn't deserve great lyrics. Avicii
Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime. David Mamet
The Earth has been lawned with life for something over 3.5 billion years. That's a span of time great enough to encompass some honest-to-goodness catastrophe. For example, 700 million years ago, Earth underwent a planet-wide deep freeze, with ice covering the oceans from the poles to the equator. Seth Shostak
My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career. James Ellroy
I like the strategy of finding great entrepreneurs early, giving them some money, helping them a little - perhaps not as much as we would a regular core investment. Dan Levitan
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse. Cory Booker
Google's done a super good job on search; Apple's done a great job on the IPod. Bill Gates
We've got a long career ahead of us and it's going to be great. Trust me. Dan Hawkins
There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25. Sonny Rollins
In theater, there's a lot of work to do to build the characters. It's a great experience. Tcheky Karyo
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. Aaron Sorkin
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Willa Cather
I met a lot of hackers, and some of them were very arrogant. They thought I was stupid because I couldn't follow what they were talking about. But then I met this great guy whom companies hire to find their security holes, and he was very good about explaining so I could understand. David Lagercrantz
I have a great career, and I have wonderful fans who really are supportive and loyal - because I'm not hiding anything from them. Ellen DeGeneres
I'm not very well known. However, the more well known you get, the more people are going to have expectations of you. Although that's great, it also imposes certain pressures. Sally Hawkins
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill
One of the great things personally coming to Hawai'i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson. Dan Fouts
As goofy as it sounds, I try to sing in the morning. It's hard both to sing and to maintain a grouchy mood, and it sets a happy tone for everyone - particularly in my case, because I'm tone deaf, and my audience finds my singing a source of great hilarity. Gretchen Rubin
I plan less and less. It's a great benefit of writing lots, that you get good at holding long narratives in your head like a virtual space. Jonathan Lethem
There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons. Ehud Olmert
Education to me is the most important thing that we've got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that's one of the first things that we're going to go, 'What are we going to raise?' The ignorant masses. Craig T. Nelson
Water really does great things for my skin. Jackee Harry
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins. Thomas Fuller
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. Horace
A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration. Richard Schickel
I love quinoa. It's great, it cooks like rice and is better than caviar. Clotilde Hesme
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. Wilhelm von Humboldt
A painter may be looking at the world in a way which is very different from everyone else. If he's a craftsman, he can get other people to see the world through his eyes, and so he enlarges our vision, perception, and there's great value in that. Edward de Bono
The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents. Simon Newcomb
I'm pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin. I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn't look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement! Amber Rose
Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time. Nikki Sixx
Growing up, I looked to people who had the same issues as me and were still living great lives. Molly Tarlov
One thing that was amazing about World War II was that everybody signed up for the duration plus six months. Fliers got to leave combat after 25 missions, or 35 missions, but other than that, you were in it. You were part of the great effort, until, oh boy, six months after it was over. Tom Hanks
Real self-esteem has to be earned. I also believe in virtuous circles, like, nothing is fun until you are good at it. It is great if you can instill in children the ability to not give up, to have a work ethic. Amy Chua
I never wanted to become an actress because I'd read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did. Julie Walters
You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires. Elias Hicks
Country music has the great stories. Etta James
I don't usually watch a lot of TV, but 'Mad Men' changed my perspective. I admire Matthew Weiner who came up with the idea and wrote such a great TV series, and the broadcasting company for being bold enough to air such a series. Park Chan-wook
I just continue to look for different material, great material, as good as I can find, and try to go in there and do as good a job as I can do in making it a record. That's all you can expect. That's all that you can do. George Strait
There is a great degree of comfort with your family when you're on a TV show. Gillian Jacobs
I think the whole DVD craze has provided opportunities for material that, for those interested in it, explains the whole history and background in getting a film made, which is great. Steven Bauer
The best beauty advice I ever received is to keep skin hydrated and limit harsh exposure to the sun. If you are set on the tanned look, there are plenty of great creams that will give you a healthy-looking glow. Erica Durance
For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian. Bob Newhart
I enjoy domestic life. Cooking gives me great pleasure, especially if I can chop vegetables slowly and think about what I'm doing and dream a little about this and that. Siri Hustvedt
It was great being brought up in a Glasgow working-class tenement. It wasn't miserable, and it wasn't poverty stricken. It felt very safe, full of delights. Peter Capaldi
The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox. Rem Koolhaas
What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes. Donald Trump
I initially got a job at Disneyland through a friend who was working there. He said, 'You would make a great princess there,' and that I should audition. So I just went on a whim to audition, and I wound up getting a job as Belle, from 'Beauty and the Beast,' at Disneyland. I did that for about a year and a half. Sarah Butler
We want Facebook to be one of the best places people can go to learn how to build stuff. If you want to build a company, nothing better than jumping in and trying to build one. But Facebook is also great for entrepreneurs/hackers. If people want to come for a few years and move on and build something great, that's something we're proud of. Mark Zuckerberg
I think it's great to see how they've grown up, not just as actors but as people. They're still very much the same kids that I met many years ago. They've grown up and they are funny and wicked and naughty and bright, and I think as actors their work is just getting better and better. They've blossomed. David Heyman
I'm going to have to pick my shots and play great tennis. Andre Agassi
I'm like Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing. We are trying to share ideas around the world. We don't just come up with a great idea in Brazil and ignore it in the rest of the world. Rick Wagoner
If somebody doesn't want to cook at home or has more family members than they have room for, then it's great to be in a city that's got restaurants that are actually busy on the holidays. Danny Meyer
Christianity began as a religion of the poor and dispossessed - farmers, fishermen, Bedouin shepherds. There's a great lure to that kind of simplicity and rigor - the discipline, the call to action. Camille Paglia
If we could buy these properties and then invest in the Black community, with our own McDonald's, with our own Kentucky Fried Chickens, it was gonna be a great move. Solomon Burke
I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. Spike Lee
If you and I become vegans, the global consequences aren't going to be that much. But if we can get a few hundred million people to become a little more aware and cut back on their animal consumption, the consequences will be great. Moby
If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment. Herb Brooks
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them. Jean Paul
Some of the traits that make you a great entrepreneur also work against you. Examining data of high-scoring people, we find that oftentimes the world frustrates them: They're super-smart, they're super-capable, and the work quality of their peers is vastly inferior to what they can achieve on their own. Adeo Ressi
As neither of these two great research scientists was able to find the solution to the mystery, it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries were able to do so either. Robert Barany
We still have this prudish, puritanical culture, but we also have so little exposure to a diversity of bodies. Bodies are beautiful and great and compelling. Jenji Kohan
A lot of my energy is going to Code for America, Jen Pahlka's non-profit startup. We're doing a lot of great work teaching government how to apply technology and changing the culture of government. Tim O'Reilly
Entrepreneurship is the very back bone of our country and what makes us great - we are a nation of founders. Nancy Lublin
The old days were the old days. And they were great days. But now is now. Don Rickles
If you live day by day and do the best you can, then you'll have a great future. If you worry about the future, and you don't live the best day, you're not going to have a future. Jason David Frank
Feeling emotionally connected to a song, and accumulating every bit of the moment's energy to sing out to the audience is what I believe makes a great performer. Thia Megia
Dallas is a great city, and it's worth fighting for. Laura Miller
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. Orison Swett Marden
Lately, I've been playing very fashion-forward, popular girls, which is great because it's led me to things like this Nintendo 3DS 'Style Savvy' campaign. It'd be fun to do something a bit dorkier - or quirkier! Sarah Hyland
Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation, i.e., companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well. Naveen Jain
I'm a great swimmer, probably due to the size of my feet. Cat Deeley
California is lucky, the East Coast is lucky because we get great seafood and a lot of produce from Florida, locally in good weather, but in the winter we have to buy it. Eric Ripert
I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That's a wisdom I've garnered. George Allen
Hey, it's been a great ride for me, a great life. Everything I have I owe to baseball. Baseball owes me nothin'. Ain't nobody has to give me nothin'. I would be embarrassed if I had a day somewhere. I don't want no day. I want friends, to live my life the way I wanna live it. Don Zimmer
I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than they have read classics of literature. We can't help but be influenced by film. Film has got some great tricks that it's taught writers. David Mitchell
I've never had issues with popularity. I was always a popular guy... I've always had friends and loved ones and everything, so it wasn't like, 'Oh man, I gotta fill some void that was left by high school.' I had a great high-school experience. Jonah Hill
You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure. Gordon B. Hinckley
There have been a few friends who have taught me some great lessons in life. I wouldn't like to name them. They did things that I never expected out of them that left me heart-broken. It was during these rough patches in life that they left me alone. I know now that it was only my position that they were interested in. Harbhajan Singh
I'm not sure whether I've been happy. After my last book tour, I sat on my balcony with a cup of tea. I thought: 'You can't rewind the movie. I've spent more than half my life in the Middle East. There have been great moments of horror and depression and loneliness.' Robert Fisk
Reagan won because he was real. He believed in America. He told people he was gonna make it great again coming out of a disastrous four years of Jimmy Carter and Watergate before that. Rush Limbaugh
Last four months were great for me, was probably one of the best four months of my career, playing unbelievable in the clay court season. Rafael Nadal
A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one. David R. Brower
I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start. Ina Garten
The Miami Heat floor is great, but a lot of them are not. Dwyane Wade
Jessi is a great person. She really is. She's been a friend to me all through all my bad times, and she's understood what I was doing. She came up with that one saying, which was great. Waylon Jennings
Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. Naveen Jain
I have a great faith in God and Jesus. Ernie Harwell
I am wired like a CEO and care a great deal about the bottom line, but I care about my customers even more than that. That's always been my competitive advantage. Gary Vaynerchuk
He was a top man and a good professional. He was one of those who you know will never play a trick and you can ask him to do anything for you and he will. An unassuming man and a great loss to us all. Geoffrey Boycott
Germany has great skill levels, great infrastructure, high-quality plant. If you go to the U.K., we're very creative, and we've got the language, but energy costs are pretty much the most expensive in the Western world; pensions are pretty expensive, and the skills are significantly below those in Germany and the U.S. Jim Ratcliffe
I can do contortionist things; it's really weird. But I can freak people out, which is great! Chloe Bridges
My career is really important to me, but there have to be other great, important things in your life besides work. Katherine Heigl
I'm not Prince or Rivers Cuomo, who brags about having hundreds of great songs. Trent Reznor
Bugs are a great pest in Colorado. They come out of the earth, infest the wooden walls, and cannot be got rid of by any amount of cleanliness. Many careful housewives take their beds to pieces every week and put carbolic acid on them. Isabella Bird
I lived in London for a time in the '90s and I love it here. You know, I just go and see shows and have great dinners and walk around. Elizabeth Peyton
I'm a person who promotes the concept of accountability to a great extent, and I've spoken in the Parliament and reinforced the need for accountability. Vijay Mallya
Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers. Karl Liebknecht
It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of. Willa Cather
Usually I am not a conspiracy theorist. I don't believe in the Bilderbergers as a conspiracy or the Trilateralists. But I am certain that the Communists killed JFK. There is a super great book called 'Legend' by Edward Jay Epstein that makes it all perfectly clear. Ben Stein
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. Chevy Chase
You can have good writing, but a great actor will make it feel and sound like great writing. You can have great writing, and mediocre actors will make it feel mediocre. Without the actors, you have nothing. Denis Leary
I'd say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there. Queen Latifah
Working with a great actor is really educational. Gia Coppola
Acting in another language is great, and I've done that. But you can't do it as well as you can do it in your own language. Emmanuelle Seigner
We've got great potential in our country and the only way we're going to make sure kids are getting the degrees that they need, make sure we're getting through that red tape, is by working together. Amy Klobuchar
When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness. Lauren Bacall
I'm lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don't want a Picasso on my wall; it's great art, but it's dead art to me. I'd rather have a photograph by someone I've never heard of that really inspires me. Elton John
I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor, and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies when he could have done a lot of great ones. Patti Page
The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and 'Mad Max!' Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies. Casey Affleck
Doing nothing and shrinking spending may save us public money in the short term but could cost us a great deal more over time as the recession takes hold for much longer. Lucy Powell
I think it's mainly when I need inspiration I look at the old pictures. I don't find it as much in the new stuff. I love Carole Lombard. I think she's wonderful. Gloria Grahame was really great. Garbo. Dietrich. People knew how to create an illusion. Now everything is very realistic and straightforward. Everyone's grunge. Kelly Rutherford
The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. Benjamin Netanyahu
You're getting to know who the great chefs are through their books. Thomas Keller
Everyone thinks they can cure stress by adding to their schedule, like going to yoga. Oh, great - one more thing to feel guilty about when you can't do it. Evangeline Lilly
I just love carbs. And when I'm on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it's always funny when people are like, 'Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.' I'm like, 'If you only knew what I had for breakfast!' Ashley Tisdale
Tim Lewis is great, he's a great coordinator. Michael Strahan
I won player of the year and players' player, two cups and two championship medals, had a great time. Paul Gascoigne
Oman overall has great animal and plant biodiversity because it has mountains, desert, coastal areas and rich coral reefs. Saadi
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity. William Hazlitt
I've been a fan of vampire fiction since way, way back - I loved Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, Robert McCammon, Shirley Jackson, lots of great horror and paranormal fiction. Rachel Caine
Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically. Phil Crosby
Working with great writers can be humbling and frightening, but it can also change you for good, forever. Zadie Smith
Working on a movie like 'Prince of Persia' was awesome. It was great fun to be an action hero and to jump around, running off walls and fighting and having great quippy lines. Jake Gyllenhaal
I really just tried to make a record full of great songs, which is the goal I always have. Martina McBride
You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time. George William Russell
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. Lao Tzu
One thing that's great about being a character actor is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders. If it bombs, it won't hurt my career. Joe Pantoliano
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. Bernard DeVoto
I know plenty people, and I've done it myself, where you lock yourself inside for four days and you a watch a whole series. It's like watching a never-ending movie. It's great not to have to wait for the next season or the next week. Jane Levy
The worst thing that can happen is if you're stuck within a bubble and you think that is what life is all about. It's great to see other people and hear from people of different ages and opinions. Alber Elbaz
Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations. Frank Darabont
There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time. Sonny Rollins
I don't know if I have a 'Greatest Album Ever.' I really liked 'The Blueprint' by Jay-Z. The production on that album was really great. 'All I Need' was the first song I used for walk-on music in 2002 for my second time ever on stage, so that means a lot to me. Hannibal Buress
Recovery measures work better when they raise confidence - as Franklin D. Roosevelt understood. His fireside chats, and his inaugural address proclaiming he would fight the Great Depression with the same resolve he would muster against a foreign foe, were aimed at reassuring Americans. Christina Romer
You make a movie, and if there's a red light flashing in the distance, everyone thinks that the director had a whole lot of money and a great idea that the red light means something. Then you say, 'Yeah, we couldn't afford to shut the red light off that was broken two blocks away.' Dito Montiel
I remember when Victoria Wood started to come through, and I thought she was great, though she and I are very different in our approach. Jo Brand
I'm not sure I'll find acting satisfying creatively forever. If you get the good roles, it's great - if you have the freedom to choose your projects and not just do anything and everything. Francois Arnaud
An American champion, obviously being here in the states, is something that we all look at with the U.S. Open. But golf is played all over the world, and there are so many great golfers from other countries, and we're lucky enough that this is our home base to be able to play out of. Paula Creamer
Net Neutrality is what makes the Internet so great - and so vital for innovation and creativity. Justine Bateman
I think there's much more fashion competition in the more junior levels of the fashion department. And that's exciting and stimulating to see, because it's 'Vogue;' it's great to see people dressed originally and with great style and panache. It wouldn't be 'Vogue' otherwise. Hamish Bowles
I'd forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto, the panic was too great. This was not anything that gave me pleasure. This was fulfilling somebody else's dream. Linda Lavin
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry. Salman Rushdie
I've never had to get a job as a waiter or anything. I've always been able to support myself in 'the biz.' Which is great. It's really fantastic to be able to say that, because I know it's hard to do. Paul Feig
Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life. Gaylord Nelson
The villain is usually the most interesting part. But it has to be a smart thing. Just dumb cliche villains with a Russian accent and big muscles and a mean face, I don't know. My Russian accent isn't that great, and the muscles aren't that big and the mean face is not enough. You know what I mean? It gets very boring. Tedious stuff. Christoph Waltz
I distinguish sentiment from sentimentality. Sentimentality makes your skin crawl. It's like too much sugar. But, sentiment is a great feeling. Josh Radnor
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion. George Eliot
You become an expert by working hard. We've got fantastic museums, collections and antique shows. You can go and just start looking. That's the great thing about knowledge. If you collect Doulton figures, you know about the rare ones. Judith Miller
I was excited by the process of Pandora, which I still think is a decent product. Not as great in actuality as it sounds. After the first hour, its weaknesses start to show up. Trent Reznor
I'm always drawn towards the darker stuff, because I think it's just a lot more interesting. But it's also good fun doing the comedy, and I think that's why 'Misfits' has been great in that way, as you get a really good balance. I think it's best to try and do everything as an actor, really. Iwan Rheon
Gutenberg and Richter were very great men. Frank Press
I believe in a democratic approach to fashion: if you feel good, then great. You may not look good, but it's not the problem. Philip Treacy
I've been a huge fan of Hal Ashby forever. And I think that the distinctive thing about 'Coming Home' is the love story, and how - kind of emotionally real it is, and how these two characters allow each other to see their - kind of vulnerabilities. And it's great because it's a love story that's not really that cheesy, either. Jonathan Levine
There's no disputing that for pols, the Internet is a great way to connect with people and raise some cash and post 'Sopranos' parodies or play your opponent's macaca moments. But in a 'net root' sense, it's pretty useless for getting someone elected. John Ridley
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man. Antonio Porchia
I look at my voice and my abilities as a gift. I don't feel that I can even take any credit for it, but it's such a huge presence in my life. It is my life. It's my identity, it's everything. And it's given me a great deal of joy and a sense of purpose - I can't imagine my life without it. Emmylou Harris
The Americans just have a great sort of wit about them. Peter Capaldi
The simple fact of the matter is, as I know everyone in this room knows, that the recession that this country faced when this President took office was the worst since the Great Depression. Jay Carney
And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage. Tony Randall
The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden. John Podhoretz
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. Nancy Reagan
'Jaws,' first time I saw it, I forgot I was in it. True. Totally forgot, and got as scared as everybody else, and it's a great movie. Richard Dreyfuss
I come from Chicago, and the landscape of the Midwest has always meant a great deal to me. Edward Hirsch
The fans have been great to me. I don't think it's asking too much to have me sign something for them. Justin Timberlake
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away. Jack Nicholson
Whenever people get to see you, it's a great thing. Once people see an image and see the character, they can get into the music a lot more. Ryan Cabrera
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. Samuel Goldwyn
No great achiever - even those who made it seem easy - ever succeeded without hard work. Jonathan Sacks
Age, style, where you come from, where you were born, it's different every time, which, to me, is refreshing because it says that there isn't any one thing, one formula or kind of character that makes a great comedian. Everybody has had a different approach. Alan King
It feels great to have your own views reflected back to you, and you feel so right, but actually it's very dangerous. Because to make good decisions, you need to have a clear view of what all the options are. Eli Pariser
I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realise that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation. Maeve Binchy
I've done a lot of bad TV and bad movies. I've also done some really great things. Nikki DeLoach
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling. Elizabeth Gaskell
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
'm really proud of 'Sad, Sad World' because it manages to state a very complex paradox of an emotion that I experienced when I had children, which is this great happiness and this great intensity, but with that intensity comes a deeper understanding of the world. Jamie Cullum
Opening day is always so cool to be a part of and to people watch. The Pacific Classic, which I've had the privilege of riding in a couple of times, is great. Every day at Del Mar is fantastic. I love the smells, working out on the beach, running the stairs. It's just a healthy environment. I love it. Chantal Sutherland
I saw all those great '70s films when I was 9, and no one in my Brooklyn neighborhood cared if a kid watched an R movie. Michael De Luca
I spend a great deal of time on research, on finding all the available accounts of a scene or incident, finding out all the background details and the biographies of the people involved there, and I try to run up all the accounts side by side to see where the contradictions are, and to look where things have gone missing. Hilary Mantel
As a newspaper reporter, I covered and was around a fair number of crime scenes involving juvenile delinquents, and few things bothered me more than listening to their parents. Crying, ranting, proclaiming how great their children were despite being kicked out of school or previous run-ins with the law. LZ Granderson
She was a great lady. We raised three boys, were together as long as she lived, and now she's passed on. Earl Scruggs
I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process. Donald Trump
I have a specialized racing bike, which is great because it has a solid build, is comfortable to ride, and is lightweight. Patrick Dempsey
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. Chief Joseph
Farber had a huge effect on me as a writer. I don't mean I write like him. Farber is, first of all, a great stylist, a great writer. Anyone can read Manny Farber's film criticism, whether that person is a novelist, a poet, another critic, a historian, and learn a lot about writing by reading him. Greil Marcus
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. Alan Turing
You never know who will win and I think that is the great thing about this league (as a player) because it gives you a lot of hope that this could be your year. Michael Strahan
If I were ever to grace the pages of 'Vogue,' I would want my image retouched because the audience is so vast. There is great vulnerability in being exposed to that many judging eyes. I feel no small amount of guilt over this willingness to surrender my ideals. Roxane Gay
I love great writing. I like interesting characters. I like to work with people who push me to be better, to elevate my game. Julie Ann Emery
Good is the enemy of great. Jonathan Ive
I've always felt that my life's been at the right place at the right time; I feel like there's been some really dull moments, really high moments, really low moments, but it's always felt like everything's moved in the right direction; it always feels great, and everything feels right. Olly Murs
You know, right now, they say - I don't know who says this, but somebody told me - there's three male roles to every female role. And I guess I'd work on evening that up. Making great roles for women. It's just such a huge challenge. Anna Faris
The potential for Twitter is spectacular and great. Al-Waleed bin Talal
You worry just as much about great performance as you do about underperformance. Mary Callahan Erdoes
I've played a lot of elegance and refinement, so to do something really down and dirty is a great attraction. Natalie Dormer
The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn't simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources - extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces. John Burnham Schwartz
The internet has become such a great tool not just for chefs but for everyone. The net has given everyone the tools to see and almost experience new and different ideas. Graham Kerr
Making films is great. You've got 100 people around and you're all dressing up and making weird art-it's a fun group activity. Sean Lennon
Brad Paisley has always been really great to me, and that's no secret. Carrie Underwood
The musical based on my life would most likely be called 'Something Fabulous.' 'Something Fabulous' - that's a great title! Megan Hilty
Pop has to exist and it's a great thing. Taylor Momsen
A great deal of what is presumed to be intractable or inevitable in this world doesn't strike me that way at all. Katherine Boo
It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep grief because of the great affliction Christ endures for me. Saint Ignatius
Connecting with the kids is a great joy for me. I love meeting them backstage or at a signing event. I am overwhelmed when I meet kids who struggle with terminal illnesses. Jodi Benson
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation. Lewis Cass
What I love about New York is that everyone is in their own world. It's the opposite of L.A. - there, everyone is looking outside of themselves to see who's next to them. What's great about New York is that you get to be anonymous. Jordana Brewster
Jewellery is a great way to take your look from day to night. Cat Deeley
After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings. Harry Seidler
I've got a great life. It's a shame the work gets in the way of the golf, really. Len Goodman
I understand that a lot of girls feel encouraged by what I have been able to do, but I've never felt like I'm a role model. I'm not concerned with building a great legacy or anything because I'll be dead so it won't matter. Tavi Gevinson
Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered? Marcel Duchamp
It was quite instant that he wanted Harry's approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It's a great turnabout. That's what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it's quite shocking when they do. Robbie Coltrane
Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew. Charisma Carpenter
Twitter is incredibly useful. It's a great example of how the Internet is changing the way we engage with information and text. Above all else, this change in the nature of engagement is fascinating for me as a writer. Steven Hall
We have a great location between Boston and New York, a highly educated work force, and Connecticut is a beautiful place to live. Susan Bysiewicz
I do think, oddly, that a comedic actor has a better chance of pulling off a dramatic role than a great dramatic actor has of being able to pull off a highly comedic role. Lizzy Caplan
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world. Ralph Bunche
I became super claustrophobic with Hollywood. I don't like Hollywood. I don't like what it represents. I think that Hollywood is great if you're an actor, actress, established. But for reality people or what people perceive as reality, it's tough. People are constantly discrediting everything you put on camera. Brody Jenner
My biggest ambition over everything is to have kids. It feels great. I'd love a big family. Rafe Spall
I didn't want my records to sound like anybody else, and when I've got my guys in the studio, I have a language with those guys because we work together every day. A lot of times, you bring in outside guys, studio players, whatever, and they're great musicians. It's just that they don't necessarily play the way I want it to be played. Jason Aldean
If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast. Glenn Frey
One of the great things about Silicon Valley is, irrespective of how competitive you might be with another company or how closely you might be working with that company, there's a great sort of give and take, and camaraderie from - between - some of the executives in the valley and some of the other investors in the valley. Dick Costolo
Good decisions can have bad short-term outcomes but be great for the business long-term. Gerry Schwartz
I was working with a great actress - a superior artist in every way - and she really liked Celine Dion. I tried very hard, but I couldn't understand it. I just can't listen to Celine Dion! So I guess music is a deal breaker. John Cusack
I've never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
California is a great place to live if you're an orange. Fred Allen
A great artist is a great man in a great child. Victor Hugo
I was not a great guitarist, so I sold my 1960 Fender Stratocaster in exchange for a Shure Microphone, made in Chicago, and a flute. Ian Anderson
The difference between Marilyn Monroe and the early Pamela Anderson is not that great. What's amazing is that the taste of American men and international tastes in terms of beauty have essentially stayed the same. Styles change, but our view of beauty stays the same. Hugh Hefner
What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth. Sun Ra
When I'm singing, it's like I'm at home. And music is a great healer. I think I'd have been a basket case if I hadn't been a singer. Lulu
There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is, this whole Free Cinema thing. Karel Reisz
I'm always looking for great songs, and not being much of a songwriter, I depend on great songwriters to send them to me. I go through tons of stuff, and sometimes you just find material that kind of fits and becomes something special. George Strait
The thyroid cells take up iodine with particular avidity and are able to store it up in great quantities. Emil Theodor Kocher
I'm a huge fan of Warner Brothers cartoons. I would spend many hours alone after school watching Daffy Duck. I think Daffy Duck is one of the great comedic villains. Roger Bart
Eating properly is great. I mean you cut the fat down, cut the cholesterol out, but still you got to get your rest and you got to have some form of exercise. Mike Ditka
Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. Allan Sloan
To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages. Leon Askin
A1 Great Britain has to look at the longer term. John Surtees
If it was a great script and a great character, I would love to do a romantic comedy. Andy Serkis
I think making a great action movie is one of the hardest cinematic endeavors. By definition, smart characters avoid action. Smart people don't go down dark alleys, but if you're making an action movie and you want to have an action sequence, somehow you have to get that character into that dangerous situation. Doug Liman
I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston. Dennis Eckersley
Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur. Michael J. Fox
TV kind of worked out naturally for me. I was fortunate to do a show like 'Breaking Bad' and then go straight into something like 'Friday Night Lights.' It's not something I focus on, but when they're great projects, I can't pass them up. Emily Rios
I listen to Billy Joel. He is fabulous. I saw him with Elton John when they toured together, it was so great. Marlee Matlin
People love events - they love performances, they love music - and I think Australians are great entertainers. Cate Blanchett
I always wanted 'Sideways' to be like a great 1960s Italian film. Alexander Payne
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. Charles de Saint-Evremond
The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at - indeed, great at. Tyler Cowen
To me, characters are at the heart of great literature. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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